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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
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ACTS.1


At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis on Tuesday the 6th Day of October, and ended
the 4th Day of November, in the 10th Year of the Dominion of
the Right Honourable Charles, absolute Lord and Proprie-
tary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron
of Baltimore, &c. Annoq; Domini 1724; were Enacted the
following Laws, viz.

Bacon's
Laws

A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An Act for the
Relief of Debtors, and ascertaining the Manner of Tenders
in Tobacco.

Forasmuch as the Time limited by the said Act for tender-
ing Tobacco, is so short, that honest Debtors intended to be
relieved thereby, have not the Benefit that was intended them
by the Assembly: And for that many of the Inhabitants of this
Province have complained that several Sheriffs have refused
good merchantable Tobacco, for Public and other Dues, and
Officers Fees, with Intent to extort great Prices in Money
from the Debtors, or make some other unjust Profit to them-
selves ;
II. Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the
Lord Proprietor, by and with the Advice and Consent of his
Lordship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of
Assembly, and the Authority of the same, That all Debtors
tendering Tobacco at any Time between the First Day of
November, and the Last Day of May yearly, shall have the
same Privileges, Benefits and Advantages as they might
have had by virtue of the said recited Act, in case of Tenders
between the First Day of November and the Last of March
yearly, any Limitation therein contained to the contrary not-
withstanding.
III. Provided always, That the Creditor shall not be obliged
to receive Tobacco of less Weights, or worse Quality, than
the Debtor hath contracted to pay; any thing in this, or the
said recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding.
IV. And be it Enacted, That Tobacco to be paid to the

1The original record, L. L. Liber No. 5, having been lost, the text of the
following Public General Acts is taken from Bacon's compilation of the Laws
of Maryland at Large, in force in 1765.

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