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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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Acts. 455


Head and Quarters set up in the most publick Places of the County
where such Fact was committed.
And whereas several Felons have feloniously broke and enter'd
several Shops, Store-houses, or Ware-houses, not contiguous to or
used with any Mansion-house, and stolen from thence several Goods
and Merchandizes; and that it hath been doubted whether such
Offenders are, by any Law now in Force, excluded the Benefit of
Clergy :

Be it Enacted and Declared, by the Authority, Advice, and Con-
sent aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons, shall, after the End
of this Session of Assembly, break into any Shop, Store-house, or
Ware-house, altho' such Shop, Store-house, or Ware-house, be not
contiguous to, or used with any Mansion-house, and steal from
thence any Goods, to the Value of Five Shillings, and be thereof
convict, by Confession, or Verdict of a Jury; such Offender, or
Offenders, shall suffer Death, as Felons, without Benefit of Clergy :
Any Law, Usage, or Custom, to the contrary, notwithstanding.

Session
Laws

p. 3

An Act reviving and continuing an Act, Intituled, An Act, ascer-
taining the Gauge and Tare of Tobacco-Hogsheads; and to pre-
vent cropping, cutting, and defacing Tobacco taken on board
Ships and Vessels upon Freight; and for laying Impositions on
Tobacco per the Hogshead, for the Support of Government; and
for the encouraging Settlements in this Province, by ascertaining
the Manner of paying His Lordship's Alienation Fines and Quit-
Rents, for the Term therein proposed; and for taking off the
Three-pence per Hogshead formerly raised for the Publick
Charge.

Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, by
and with the Advice and Consent of His Lordship's Governour, and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and the Authority of the
same, That an Act, Intituled An Act ascertaining the Gauge and
Tare of Tobacco Hogsheads, and to prevent cropping, cutting, and
defacing Tobacco taken on board ships or Vessels on freight, and
for laying Impositions on Tobacco per the Hogshead, for the Sup-
port of Government, and for the encouraging Settlements in this
Province, by ascertaining the Manner of paying His Lordship's
Alienation-Fines and Quit-Rents, for the Term therein proposed and
for the taking off the Three-pence per Hogshead formerly raised for
the Publick Charges made at a Session of Assembly, begun and held
at the City of Annapolis, the Twenty Eighth Day of May, Anno
Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventeen, be and is
hereby revived and continued to be and remain in full Force, from
the Twenty Ninth Day of September next, until the Twenty Ninth
Day of September, which shall be in the Year of our Lord One
Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty.

Chap. V
Continues
1717, ch. 7



 
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