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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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Term therein proposed, and for taking off the Three Pence per
Hogshead formerly raised for defraying the Publick Charge, made
at a Sessions of Assembly begun and held at the Port of Annapolis
the Seventeenth Day of July, Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred
and Sixteen, be and remain in full Force and Virtue, until this
present Act takes Place: And that from and after the Time of
of this present Act's taking Effect, it shall be entirely void, and be

hereby Repealed.

And whereas, as it is considered by this present General Assem-
bly that the levying and imposing the Additional Duty of Six Pence
per Hogshead for his Lordship's full Discharge of the Quit-Rents
and Fines for Alienations, as aforesaid, will advance the whole Duty
at present on Tobacco exported out of this Province, to the Sum of
Three Shillings and Nine Pence Sterling per Hogshead, which will
be so great a Burthen on the Tobacco Trade, that this General As-
sembly think it their Duty, and absolutely necessary to ease it, as
far as in them lies :
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Authority, Advice and Consent
aforesaid, That an Act of Assembly of this Province, entituled; An
Act laying an Imposition of Three Pence per Hogshead on Tobacco,
for defraying the Publick Charge of this Province, made at a Ses-
sion of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis the
Twenty Second Day of June, 1713, shall and is hereby utterly Re-
pealed and made Void. Provided also, That from and after this
present Session of Assembly, in case of Ship-Wreck, or other Loss
of any Ship or Ships, Vessel or Vessels, so that the Tobaccoes
therein loaden, be lost before the Delivery of each Ship or Vessel
at the intended Port, then the Master, Merchant or Owner of such
Tobacco, so loaden and lost, as aforesaid, who shall have paid the
Duties aforesaid, shall have the Liberty to Ship, at some other Time,
so many Hogsheads of Tobacco as they had formerly paid Impost
Money for, as aforesaid, free and clear of any of the said Imposi-
tions.
And be it further Enacted and Declared, by the Authority afore-
said, by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid, That the Pub-
lick of this Province shall not be burthened or charged with any
Salary or Salaries for the collecting all or any of the said Duties and
Imposts herein before-mentioned to be raised, save only the Duty
of Three Pence per Hogshead on Tobacco exported, by this Act ap-
propriated to the purchasing Arms and Ammunition for the De-
fence of this Province, which shall and is hereby intended to be re-
ceived by the several Naval Officers of the respective Ports where
the same shall arise, for which Receiving, they shall be allowed after
the Rate of Eight per Cent, and be and are hereby obliged to ac-
count therefore unto the Publick Treasurers of this Province, who
shall render Account thereof to the General Assembly, when thereto

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