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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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Acts. 107


demands theirof as aforesaid or the said Sheriff demanded any
publick dues or Officers Fees of the respective Inhabitants within
his Balwick within the time before Limitted such demandant shall
be obliged to take the same & discharge the Debtors for such and so
much as by him shall be received & upon refusall of receiveing thereof
the said Tobacco so intended to be payd as aforesaid being vewed
and found Merchandable by two honest men of the neighbourhood
shall be weighed & marked for the use of such demandant & be a
sufficient discharge to the person or persons paying the same for so
much as the Sum theirof shall amount unto provided allwayes that it
is the true intent and meaning hereof that the same be tendred on or
before the 20th day of April otherwise such Tobacco to lay at the
resque of the Sheriff or others intended to receive advantage any thing
herein to the contrary Notwithstanding. And be it further Enacted
by the Authority aforesaid That no Sheriff within this Province
having publick Officers Fees to Collect shall presume to Levey by
Execution on any of the Inhabitants within this Province any Fees
to him Committed to Collect where the person or persons from whom
such Fees shall appeir to be due produce the former Sheriffs Receipt
or otherwise make appeir payment of the same under the forfeiture &
penallty of treble the Sum Executed to the party or partys grieved
with cost to be recovered by action of Debt bill plaint or information
wherein no Essoyn protection or Wager of Law to be allow'd. And
to the End the publick Officers having Fees in the Sheriffs hands may
yearly & every year be timely advised of the State and Condition
of their Debtors (to Witt) who have paid the former Sheriff, who
Indignt [sic], who run away or dead, insolvent, & who paid or from
whome they might expect pay the same year, such Fees are comitted
to such Sheriff to collect, the better to informe themselves what
measures to take and how to dispose of the same. Bee it also further
Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That the respective Sheriffs
having such publick Officers Fees in their hands to collect shall yearly
and every yeare account twice for the same the first of which accounts
to be renclred by or upon the 10th clay of December at the port and
Towne of Annapolis to which Officer or Officers or others by them
assigned to receive the same. The other at or upon the 10th day of
Aprill yearly & every year successively at the time of boath which
accounting the severall Sheriffs haveing made themselves Debtr to
the List of Fees Received of each respective Officer shall give him-
selfe Credt by each respective Debtr in the said List nominated in form
as followeth & as the nature of such Creditt shall require.
By A. B. Recd in pt or whole.
By C. D. Run away Leveing no Effects
By E. F. poor & not able to pay this year
By G. H. Object agst the Account refuse to pay
By I. K. Produces receipt pay'd in pt or whole
By Sallery for Receveing

Public
Record
Office,
London.
C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,
Maryland.
From
1694-1702.
Acts



 
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