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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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Acts. 141


Proper Right Either in Law or Equity (Except the Wearing Ap-
parell and bedding or working Tools of him not Exceeding the sum
of ten pounds Current money) and it shall and may be lawfull for
any of his Creditors their Executors Administrators or assignes to
take out new Execution or Executions against the Lands Tenements
or other Hereditaments Goods and Chatties of the said John Brad-
ford (Except before Excepted) for the satisfaction of his Debts in
such Sort Manner and form as he or they might have Done if the
said John Bradford had not been taken in Execution or discharged
by Virtue of this Act And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid
that if any Action of Escape be brought against the Sheriff or any
Suit or Action against any Justice or Justices for the performing
their Office in Pursuance of this Act he may plead the Generall Issue
and give this Act and the Matter in Evidence if the Plaintiff be non-
suit or discontinue his or her Action or Verdict pass against such
Plaintiff or Judgment upon Demurrer the Defendant shall have and
recover Double Costs Provided also that nothing in this Act shall
Extend or be Construed to Extend to barr any Creditor or Creditors
of the before mentioned Prisoner from having and Maintaining any
Action of Escape against the Sheriff who hath permitted his Escape
before the making of this Act Provided nevertheless that in Case the
said John Bradford shall at any time after making such his Oath
or Oaths as aforesaid be. Convict of Willfull and Corrupt perjury
thereupon or of a Willfull breach or non Complyance with the Tenor
of such Oath as aforesaid that then the said John Bradford being
Convicted as aforesaid shall upon Such Conviction as aforesaid be
wholly deprived of any benefit intended to him by this Law and shall
from thenceforth be liable to be prosecuted for any Debt or De-
mands whatsoever in the Same Manner as if this Act had never been
made any thing to the Contrary notwithstanding Provided Always
that the Sheriff of Prince Georges County shall be first satisfyed his
imprisonment fees out of the respective Effects of the said prisoner
before any Creditor or Creditors shall have any share of the Pris-
oners Effects And if the said Prisoners Effects shall not be Sufficient
to Satisfye the Sheriff his Imprisonment fees that then the said John
Bradford shall Satisfye and pay to the Sheriff the residue of his
imprisonment fees Provided that the said Sheriff shall not prosecute
or imprison the said John Bradford within two years after his
releasement anything in this Act to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Lib. B. L. C.

An Act for taking out of the Office of the Commissioners or Trustees
for Emitting the Bills of Credit the severall Sums herein men-
tioned and for repaying the same into the said office by the Severall
Treasurers of this Province

Forasmuch as it is thought Convenient by this Generall Assembly
that the Demands on the Publick should be discharged out of the

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