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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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Act. 581


Anns County the Sum of two hundred & five pounds To Colonel
Charles Hammond of Ann Arundell County the Sum of Two hun-
dred & five pounds To Colonel James Harris of Kent County the
Sum of two hundred & five pounds To Mr Roger Mathews of
Baltimore County the Sum of two hundred & five pounds and to
Colonel Thomas Colvill of Cecil County the Sum of two hundred
& five pounds Current money afd in Bills of Credit afd who are hereby
Authorized & Appointed as Agents in their Respective Counties afd
to take & receive the Several & respective Sums of money afd from
the Commissioners or Trustees afd for the time being wch said Com-
missioners or Trustees are hereby Impowered & required to pay
the same as afd & to take Receipts respectively for the same which
Receipts shall be Sufficient Discharges to them the said Commis-
sioners or Trustees for so much money so paid as shall in them be
respectively mentioned & Contained And be it further Enacted by
the Authority & with the Advice & Consent afd that it shall & may be
Lawfull for the afd George Plater Levin Gale John Rousby Henry
Hooper Philip Lee Mathew Tilghman Ward Robert Hanson James
Hollyday Charles Hammond James Harris Roger Mathews &
Thomas Colvill & Each of them Respectively to take to the Proper
use of Each of them as a Commission for receiving & Paying the
Several & Respective Sums of Money afd the Sum of two pounds
Ten Shillings for every hundred Pounds & in the same Proportion for
a larger or lessor Sum from & out of the Respective Sums of money
by them as afd to be received & the Residue of the said respective
Sums of money after the deduction of the Commissions as afd to
Apply & pay to such Freeman of Sufficient Ability of body and fit
for Service at the rate of five pounds to Each Freeman in the respec-
tive Counties afd where the Agents afd do commonly reside or in
any other County within this Province if a Sufficient number in the
Perticular Counties are not to be found who shall Voluntarily Inlist
& enter themselves as Common Soldiers in his Majesty's Service for
the Expedition afd with any Captain or other Superior Officer who

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shall be duly Commissioned by his Majesty for that Purpose such
Captain or other Superior Officer having first Certifyed by Writing
under his hand to such Agent or Agents that such Freemen are duly
Inlisted & Entred as Soldiers with such Captain or other Superior
Officer in his Majesty's Service & is in such manner Secured that
the said Captain or other Superior Officer is not under any Appre-
hension of such Soldiers deserting from the Service And that the

same Agents & each of them on payment of the money as afd shall

take a receipt on such Certificate from each Soldier for the Sums of
money to them respectively paid And that no Creditor may by Virtue
of this Act be deprived of his debt Be it further Enacted that every
Captain or other Superior Officer afd with whom any ffreeman shall
Inlist & claim the bounty afd shall set up or Cause Advertisements
to be Sett up at the Court House & other Publick Places of the County

p. 194



 
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