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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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Acts Not Previously Printed. 569


Be it Enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any Sheriff to exact
or take from any the Inhabitants of this Province any more than
One Execution Fee in any One Year for executing for Levies and
Officers Fees; and that every Sheriff that shall act contrary to this
Act shall incur the same Penalty as Officers were liable to for exact-
ing more Fees than were limited and allowed them by the Act for
Limitation of Officers Fees; to be recovered to the same Uses and
in the same Manner as that Act prescribed.

Session
Laws

An Act for the Relief of Ann-Arundel County, and all Persons con-
cern'd in the Records thereof heretofore burnt.

Whereas there was an Act made at a Sessions of Assembly, be-
gun and held at the Port of Annapolis, the Fifteenth Day of May,
Anno Domini Seventeen Hundred and Five, Entituled, An Act for
the Relief of Ann-Arundel County, and all Persons concerned in
the Records thereof lately burnt; which said recited Act has been
for some Time expired; and for that by Means of Infancy, Cover-
ture, Absence, or other Impediments or Causes of Delay, several
Persons have not as yet had their Deeds and other Matters recorded
again, according to the Directions of the aforesaid Act, during the
Continuance thereof: Wherefore, that all Persons may have the
Benefit as designed by the said Act, it is humbly prayed that it may
be Enacted :
And be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietor,
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 it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of
Anne-Arundel County-Court to act and proceed according to the
true Intent and Meaning of the said recited Act, in all Matters and
Things therein mentioned, as if Commission for that Purpose had
issued to them, according to the Directions of the said Act; and that
what they shall do by Virtue of the said recited Act, during the
Continuance of this Act, so that the same be agreeable to the Power
and Authority of the aforesaid recited Act, shall be as good and
valid in Law, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if the said
recited Act had always hitherto continued, and yet proceeded to
continue in full Force; any Law, Usage or Custom, or the Discon-
tinuance of the said recited Act, to the contrary thereof in any wise
notwithstanding.

1723
Chap. XX
[Wm Parks
compilation,
1727, p. 261 ;
revives 1705,
ch. i]

An Act for Securing the Rights and Inheritances of Sundry the
Inhabitants within this Province, against certain Impositions, by
Pretence of Suspected Deeds.

Whereas one William Vanhaesdonck Riddlesden, who now calls
himself William Cornwallis, a Person of a matchless Character in
Infamy, whilst he continued in this Province under his Transporta-
tion for Felony, by Corruption and other sinister Means, got free

1724
Chap. XI
[Wm Parks
compilation,
1727, p. 263]



 
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