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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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ACTS


At an Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis the
twenty first day of September in the Twenty Eighth Year of the
Dominion of the Right Honble Charles Absolute Lord & Propry of
the Provinces of Maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of Baltimore &c
Annoq Domini 1742 and Ending the twenty ninth day of October
following
The following Laws were Enacted and assented to by His Excel-
lency Thomas Bladen, Esquire, Governor.

Session
Laws
p. 1
Chapter I.

An Act to Enforce the Collection and Payment of the public Charge
of this Province, pursuant to an Act of Assembly Entituled,
An Act for the Assessment of the public Charge of this Province,
made at a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis, the Twenty-sixth Day of May, Anno Domini 1741.

Whereas, the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary hath de-
clared his Disapprobation of an Act of Assembly of this Province,
passed the Twenty-second Day of June, Anno Domini One Thou-
sand Seven Hundred and Forty-one, Entituled, An Act for the
Assessment and Payment of the public Charge of this Province,
as appears by a Proclamation bearing Date at Annapolis, the Seven-
teenth Day of April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-two ;
by means of which the several Sheriffs, who, before the issuing of
that Proclamation, had collected the greatest Part of the Moneys
directed to be levied by that Act, did immediately forbear collecting
the Residue thereof, and several of them have, and still do retain in
their Hands such Part thereof as they had collected, and refused to
pay the same to the Creditors of the Public, for whose Use the same
had been collected and levied, to the great Detriment of the public
Credit, and many other Inconveniences to the good People of this
Province: For Remedy whereof,

Preamble.

Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, by
and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Governor, and the
Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Authority of the
same, That from and after the Publication hereof, the several Sheriffs
within this Province, who had begun the Levying and Collecting the
Money aforesaid, shall, and are hereby required and directed to
Levy and Collect the Residue of the said Money, now remaining
uncollected in their respective Counties, according to the Directions,
Powers, and Authorities, in the above-recited Act contained and
mentioned, and the same so levied and collected together, with such
Part thereof as has been already Collected, to Account for, and pay
to the several public Creditors in their respective Counties, according
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Public Debt
to be paid
by Decemb

20th.



 
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