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

Session
Laws
1718
Chap. II
[Evan
Jones' com-
pilation
printed by
Bradford,
1718, con-
tinues 1714,
ch. IV]

An Act for Reviving and Continuing an Act of Assembly of this
Province, Entituled, An Act for Relieving the Inhabitants of this
Province, from some Aggreivances in the Prosecution of Suits at
Law,

In full Force and Strength, for and during the Term of Three
Years, and to the End of the next Session of Assembly which shall
happen after the said Three Years.

1719
[Ch. XVII
Session
Laws
printed by
Bradford
for Evan
Jones, 1719,
?. 221; ch.
, III, IV,
XII, XIV,
XV, XVI of
Acts this
Session
printed in
Vol. 33 of
Archives,
beginning at
p. 458]

An Act for Disabling Thomas Macnamara Esq; to Practice the Law
within this Province.

Whereas Thomas Macnamara, Esq; a late Practitioner of the
Law and Attorney in several of the Courts within this Province,
has been sundry times Suspended here and in the Province of Penn-
silvania, for his Misdeeds, and Re-admitted to his Practice on his
fair Promises of Amendment. And whereas by An Act of Assem-
bly of this Province, Entituled, An Act for Rectifying the 111 Prac-
tices of Attorneys of this Province and Ascertaining Fees to the
Attorney General, Clerk of Indictments, Attorneys and Practition-
ers of the Law in the Courts of this Province, and for Levying the
same by way of Execution, The several Courts have Power given
them to Admit and Suspend such Practitioners Salvo Jure Corone.
And whereas the said Thomas Macnamara, on a late Suspension
from his Practice, obtained Her late Majestie's Order to be Re-
stored to it again, which the said Macnamara has often suggested
to be an Exemption of him from the Powers given the several
Courts by that Law, whereby the Authority of those Courts are not
only become Dubious in that part, but the said Macnamara has
seemingly depended on the said Order as his Justification to treat
them in an indecent manner when he Pleads before them, and even
to despise their Authority, and Affront their Persons, which they
have been Cautious of Punishing him for, being partly deterred by
the great Interest in England, whereon he has frequently valued
himself, as being far superior to theirs, and partly by the threatning
Litigious and Revengeful Temper, as well as his method of Practic-
ing upon many unthinking People, to surprize them into Certificates
and Affidavits in his favour, the better to gain his Points of those
that thwart him, by which he was at length arrived to so intolerable
a degree of Pride and Arrogancy, that he has even attack'd the
Governour himself in Character and Government for Cautioning
Maurice Birchfield, Esq; his Majestie's Surveyor General, against
preferring the said Macnamara to the Collectorship of Petuxent as
a Person of Suspected Character and Principle, which his Excel-
lency thought himself indispensibly obliged to do, by his Majestie's
Royal Instructions relating to the Officers of the Customs within this
Province (the said Macnamara being at his first coming into this
Province an Irish Papist, and since Declared himself to be of the



 
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