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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1745-1747
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Acts. 589


And be it Enacted, that two of the Provincial Justices to be ap-
pointed as aforesaid, on the Western Shore, or one of them, in
case of the other's Sickness or Inability, shall meet and hold their
Courts, at Baltimore County Court-House, the Monday before the
first Tuesday in April and September, yearly; at Annapolis, for
Anne Arundel County, the Friday after the said first Tuesdays; at
Calvert County Court-House, the Friday after the second Tuesdays
of the said Months; at St. Mary's County Court-House, the Wednes-
days after the third Tuesdays in the said Months; at Charles County
Court-House, the Mondays after the said third Tuesdays in the said
Months; and at Prince George's County Court-House, the Mondays
following: And that two of the Provincial Justices on the Eastern
Shore, to be appointed as aforesaid, or one of them in case the other
should be sick or incapable to attend, shall meet and hold their
Courts, at Worcester County Court-House, on the Thursdays be-
fore the first Tuesdays in the Months of April and September, yearly ;
at Somerset County Court-House, the first Tuesdays of the said
Months, yearly; at Dorchester County Court-House, the first Mon-
day 5 after; at Talbot County Court House, the Thursdays after

the second Tuesdays; at Queen Anne's County Court-House, the
Wednesdays after the third Tuesdays; at Kent County Court-House,
the Mondays after the third Tuesdays in the same Months; and at
Csecil County Court-House, the Fridays following; to hear, deter-
mine, and dispatch such Business as shall be before them.
And be it further Enacted, That in all Actions now depending in
the Provincial Court, where the General Issue, or other General Plea,

SessionLaws
Places and
Days, at and
on which
the said
Courts of
Assize are
to be held

tending to an Issue on the Country, is pleaded, the Issue shall be
made up and compleated by the tenth Day of August next; and that
all Declarations in Actions, to be commenced in the Provincial Court,
shall be filed with the Clerk within thirty Days after every Appear-
.ance Court; and the Issue made up, where the general Issue, or
other general Plea tending to an Issue on the Country, shall be
pleaded, shall be made up within thirty Days after the filing the
Declaration. But where special Pleadings are necessary, the Court,
upon Motion, may grant such Time as may be thought reasonable ;
and that the Plaintiff, in every Cause to be tried before the said
Justices, shall give the Defendant or his Attorney Notice fourteen
Days before the first Tuesdays in September and April, yearly, of
his Intention to insist on a Tryal; and that if, after such Notice
given, the Causes shall be delayed until another Assizes, the Party
causing such Delay shall pay all the Cost and Charge that shall be
occasioned thereby.

p. 4
Of Actions,
&c. now de-
pending in
the Provin-
cial Court;
and of the
Time limited
for filing
Declarations

And be it Enacted, That the several Sheriffs shall summons fifty
of the most capable and substantial Freeholders within their Baili-
wicks, ten Days before the Assizes shall begin in the respective Coun-
ties, as Grand and Petit Jurors; and that every Freeholder that shall

Sheriffs to
summon
Juries



 
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