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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 547   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts Not Previously Printed. 547

or indirectly, to this Act, he or they so Offending, shall loose and
forfeit to the Party grieved Trebble Damages sustained, and shall
also forfeit the Sum of Six Thousand pounds of Tobacco, or Forty
Pounds Sterling, the one Moiety thereof to his Lordship his Heirs
and Successors, for the support of Government, to be recovered in
his Lordship's Name, and the other Moiety to the Party or Parties
that shall sue for the same, to be recovered in any Court of Record
within this Province, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint or Informa-
tion, wherein no Essoyn, Protection or Wager of Law to be allowed.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority, Advice and Consent
aforesaid, That an Act entituled, An Act for Limitation of Officers
Fees, made at a Session of Assembly held at the City of Annapolis
the fifth day of December, Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred and
Four, be and is hereby declared to have been and continued from
the end of the last Session of Assembly, to the End of this present
Session of Assembly, in as full force, to all Intents and Purposes
whatsoever, as if the same had been Revived last Sessions to Con-
tinue to the End of this present Session of Assembly.
And it is hereby further declared, That it shall not be lawful for
any of the Several Officers Mentioned in this Act, to Charge or Re-
ceive from any Person any other Fees whatsoever, for Services to
be done by them, as such, but such as are allowed and limited by
this present Act, or some other Act now in Force, under pain of
undergoing the Penalties provided by this Act.
And whereas there is at this time a considerable Number of Land
Patents Lying in the Land Office, that have been made out some
time since, and has lain therein only for want of fixing the Seals to
Be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, by and with the Advice
and consent aforesaid, That for the Recording all such Patents as
remain now in the Office, and not Sealed, the Secretary shall have
the same Fees as were allowed by the former Act of Assembly, For
Limitation of Officer's Fees, any thing in this Act to the Contrary
And it is hereby Provided, That if any Fees for any matter or
thing hereafter to be done, belonging to the Officer aforesaid, by
the Governour and Council so allowed and adjudged, and not in this
Act mentioned, limitted, allowed and adjudged, it shall be lawful
for such Officer to have such Fee or Fees as the said Governour and
Council, for the time being, shall adjudge and allow of, and no
more, under the Penalty aforesaid, to be recovered as aforesaid.
This Act to -Continue Three Years, and to the end of the next Ses-
sion of Assembly that shall happen after the Arrival of the Right
Honourable the Lord Proprietor within this Province, which shall
first happen.


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