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

Session
Laws

pay the Takers-up of such Slaves, out of the Publick Stock lodged
in his Hands, the Sum of Money allowed them by this Act.
And be it further Enacted, That the Sum of Thirty Pounds Cur-
rent Money be immediately paid by the Treasurer for the Western-
Shore, to the aforesaid Commissioner to be appointed, and lodged
with him, or such other Person as shall hereafter be appointed and
commissioned, as a Stock and Fund, for the due discharging and
paying the Takers up of such Run-away Slaves as are provided for
by this Act: And the said Commissioner to be appointed to execute
the same Trusts, shall be and is hereby further authorized and im-
powered to commit all such Run-away Slaves as he shall receive
from the Takers-up, and shall have paid them for so doing, accord-
ing to the Directions of this Act, to the Custody of the Sheriff of
Prince-George's or Baltemore Counties, (unless such Commissioner
can secure the Reward paid to the Taker-up of such Slave, with the
other Fees that shall accrue, and otherwise conveniently convey
such Slave to the Owner,) there to remain till the Master or Owner
of such Slave or Slaves (to whom the Sheriff is to give speedy
Notice, if known) shall make full Satisfaction to the said Sheriff
for the Sum of Money certified to the Sheriff that hath been paid
out of the Publick Stock for taking up such Run-away Slave, to-
gether with Ten Shillings Current Money, a Fee hereby allowed the
Commissioner aforesaid for his Trouble on such Run-away Slave
su brought before him: All which Sums of Money received by the
Sheriff as aforesaid, shall be by him immediately paid to the afore-
said Commissioner, to make good the Publick Stock so far as has
been disburst out of it; of all which Sums of Money received or
disburst by the said Commissioner according to the Directions of
this Act, he is hereby required to keep a fair Account, to be laid
before the General Assembly of this Province, as often as need shall
require, and to be always under their Correction and Direction :
And in case the Owner of any Run-away Slave that shall be com-
mitted to the Custody of the Sheriff, in manner aforesaid, after one
Month's Notice given by the Sheriff to such Owner, if living in the
Province, of his having such Slave or Slaves in his Custody, or

p. 282

Two Months like Notice if living in any of the neighbouring Prov-
inces; or if after Six Months Imprisonment of such Slave, the
Owner shall not be discovered to such Sheriff; and if such Owner
of such Run-away Slave do not appear within the Time limited as
aforesaid, and pay such Imprisonment Fees as are due to the Sheriff,
together with the several Sums of Money deposited out of the Pub-
lick Stock for taking up such Slave or Slaves, as also the Fee of
Ten Shillings Current Money allowed the said Commissioner for
his Trouble on each Slave; In all such Cases, the Sheriff having
such Slaves in his Custody, is hereby authorized and required (such
Time of Notice limited as aforesaid being expired,) immediately to
give publick Notice to all Persons by setting up Notes at the



 
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