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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, May, 1730-August, 1732
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ACTS

Session
Laws

At a Session of Assembly, begun and held at the City of Annapolis,
in Maryland, the Eleventh Day of July, 1732, the following Laws
were Enacted.

Chap. III

p. 1

An Act to prohibit raising of Swine, Sheep, and Geese, in the Town

u£ Chester, 111 Kent County.

Whereas the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Chester Town, in
the County of Kent, by their humble Petition to the Lower House
of Assembly, have set forth, That divers Persons living in the same
Town do raise and keep large Quantities of Swine, Sheep, and Geese,
within the same Town, whereby not only the Grass necessary for the
Support of the Cows and Horses of the Inhabitants is consumed;
but that also, the Ground is so rooted up, and the Streets so broke,
that in Winter or wet Weather, they are almost impassable; also,
that the Swine there are so numerous and ravenous, that they break
into Warehouses where Gram is stored, and that several young
Children have been in Danger of being devoured by them; and that
the Inhabitants cannot preserve their Gardens and Inclosures from
being broke down and destroyed by them,
Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Gov-
ernour and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That no Person or Persons whatsoever, living,
or to live, within the same Town, shall after the end of this present
Session of Assembly, under any Pretence whatsoever, keep or support
within the same Town, any Swine, Sheep, or Geese, belonging to
themselves, or any other Person whatsoever, unless such Swine,
Sheep, or Geese, be kept within such Person or Persons Inclosure
so keeping or supporting Swine, Sheep, or Geese.
And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, by and
with the Advice and Consent aforesaid, That any Person or Persons
that shall be convicted before any Magistrate, on Confession or
Proof of transgressing against this Act, shall pay One Hundred
Pounds of Tobacco for each Transgression: The same to be levied
on the Body, Goods, or Chattels of the Offender, by way of Execu-
tion, as in Case of small Debts, and to be applied to the Use of the
Free School of the County aforesaid.

Chap. IV
[The Pro-
prietary
dissented]
P 2

An Act for preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Elections of
Citizens or Delegates to serve in Assembly for the City of An-
napolis.

For preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Elections of Citizens
or Delegates to serve in Assembly for the City of Annapolis, Be it



 
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