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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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44 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Public
Record
Office,
London.
C. O. 5,
Vol, 731,
Maryland.
From
1694-1702.
Acts
Acts of May,
1695, ch. 5
(Repealed
by 1700,
ch. 8)

An Act for Regulating Ordinaryes & limiting the Number of them
within this Province.

For the better Regulateing Ordnary Keepers & Inholders within
this Province for the future. Be it Enacted by the King & Queens
most excellent Majstes by and with the advice & consent of this present
gennerall Assembly & the Authority of the same that from & after
publication hereoff the Commissrs of each County Court, & the Mayor
Recorder & Aldermen of the Citty of St Maryes at the Mayors Court,
Be & are hereby Impowered & authorized from time to time, & as
often as need shall require to grant Lycences to such person or per-
sons as they shall think fitt to be Ordnary Keepers & Inholders for the
Keeping of Ordnaryes & houses of Entertainment for so long time
& in such & in so many places within their severall & respective
Counties & Citty afforesaid for the ease & conveniency of the Inhabi-
tants travellers & strangers as to them respectively shall seem meet
for which Lycences the said persons that shall be so Lycensed to keep
Ordnaries, Except all such persons as shall sett up and keep Ordnary
or Ordnaries in the Poart of Annapolis within the County of Ann-
arundell who for the better accomodacon of the good people of this
Province and Encouragement of all such persons as shall keep
Ordnaryes within the said Port, shall have their Lycense gratis with-
out paying of any summ of tobacco whatsoever for the same for one
year after their setting up anything in this present act to the contrary
in anywise notwithstanding, Provided such Ordnary be set up &
accomodated according to the tenour of this act within six months
after the end of this Session of Assembly shall at the time of his or
their takeing of such Lycense or Lycences be bound & obliged to pay
unto the Secretary of this Province for the time being if he or they
keep Ordnary within the Port of Annapolis in Annarundell County
(except before excepted) or within two miles thereoff the sum of
two thousand pounds of tobacco yearly for a fine for every such
Lycence, or if he or they doe keep Ordnary within the Citty of St.
Maryes or any County within this Province twelve hundred pounds
of tobacco & give bond for due payment thereoff, And it is hereby
Enacted by the Authority afforesaid, by & with the advice & Consent
afforesaid that the Clerke of each Respective County Court within
this Province & the Clerke of the Mayors Court of the said Citty of
St. Maryes shall cause such Lycense and the fines for granting such
Lycences & the Security given for the payment & performance
thereoff to be duly entred uppon Reccord in their severall Courts &
then transmitt the said Bonds to the Justices of the Provinciall Court
for their Majstes said Secretaryes use, for which said Lycense &
bonds such Ordnary Keeper shall pay to such Respective Clerke sixty
pounds of tobacco & no more. And be it further enacted by the
Authority afforesaid by & with the advice & consent afforesaid, that
the Commissioners of the severall County Courts, & the Said Mayor
& Recorder & Aldermen of the said Citty, be and are hereby author-



 
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