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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
Volume 39, Page 93   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 93


Houses of Assembly, and the Authority of the same, That Bills of
Credit, to the Value of Ninety Thousand Pounds, current Money
of America, according to an Act of Parliament, made in the Sixth
Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, For Ascertaining the
Rates of Foreign Coins in the Plantations, to circulate for Thirty
One Years, from the Commencement of this Act, shall be printed and
struck, in Manner and Form following :
This Indented Bill of shall pass Current, for the
Sum therein mentioned, in all Payments, according to the Directions
of an Act of Assembly of Maryland. Dated in Annapolis, the
Day of Anno Dom.
Which Bills shall be of the different Valuations hereafter men-
tioned; (to wit,) Thirty Thousand Bills of Twenty Shillings Value
each; Thirty Thousand Bills of Fifteen Shillings Value each; Thirty
Thousand Bills of Ten Shillings Value each; Forty Thousand Bills
of Five Shillings Value each; Forty Thousand Bills of Two Shil-
lings and Six Pence Value each; Sixty Thousand Bills of One Shil-
ling and Six Pence Value each; Sixty Thousand Bills of One Shil-
ling Value each.
Which Bills of Credit shall be signed and numbred by the Com-
missioners or Trustees appointed to put this Act in Execution;
and the Sum of Money that each and every of the said Bills is to

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pass for, be printed at the Top of each Bill, in Words at Length,
with His Lordship's Arms, and the Commissioners Names, on the
other Side thereof. And that the Bills of Credit, so signed, shall
be kept and deposited in One strong Iron Chest, with Three strong,
substantial, and different Locks; and that each Commissioner or
Trustee, shall keep a Key; to the End that no Bills of Credit, which
shall be signed, be taken out, or disposed of, but by or in the Pres-
ence of all the Commissioners or Trustees. And that Counter-Parts
of the said Bills of Credit, together with all other Books and Papers
relating to the said Office, shall be kept and deposited in One other
strong Iron Chest, with so many Locks as the Commissioners or
Trustees shall think proper. Which Chests shall be lodged and
deposited in the Repository already built for the Publick Records,
until some other secure Place can be provided for that Purpose.
Which Repository shall be entirely in the Possession of the said
Commissioners or Trustees, for the Uses aforesaid, until such other
secure Place can be provided.
Be it Enacted, by the Authority, Advice, and Consent aforesaid,
That One Office shall be erected at Annapolis, under the Manage-
ment of Three Commissioners or Trustees, to be nominated and
appointed by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, or the
Governor or Commander in Chief of this Province, for the Time
being, to put this Act in Execution; and to remove any of them,
in Case of Misbehaviour, or Unfitness to act, when and as often

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