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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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ACTS OF ASSEMBLY PASSED IN MARCH 1754


At a Session of Assembly begun & held at the City of Annapolis
the Twenty sixth Day of ffebruary in the Third Year of the Domin-
ion of the Right Honourable Frederick absolute Lord and Pro-
prietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of
Baltimore Annoq Dom. 1754 and Ending the Ninth Day of March
following
The following Laws were Enacted & Assented to by his Excellency
Horatio Sharpe Esq.r Governor

A Supplementary Act to the Act intituled, An Act for amending the
Staple of Tobacco, for preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Cus-
toms., and for the Limitation of Officers Fees.

Liber H. S.
No. 1

p. 140

Whereas, by the Act of Assembly entituled, An Act for amending
the Staple of Tobacco, for preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Cus-
toms, and for the Limitation of Officers Fees, there is a Commission
of Six Pounds of Tobacco per Centum, given to the several Sheriffs,
for Collection of the Thirty Pounds of Tobacco, payable by each
taxable Person, to the several Incumbents of the respective Parishes
within this Province, which is One per Centum more than was ever
paid by the Clergy for the said Collection; and this present General
Assembly being unwilling to burthen them with any greater Sum,
for the Collection of their Tobacco, than has been heretofore paid
by them, do pray that it may be enacted.

[Preamble.]

And be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprie-
tary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Gov-
ernor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Au-
thority of the same, That during the Continuance of the Act afore-
said, the several Sheriffs within this Province shall not be entitled
to have, or receive, any greater Commission than Five Per Centum,
for what Tobacco they shall severally collect from the Inhabitants
thereof, to and for the Use of the several Clergymen, or Parishes,
within the same; any Thing in the said Act contained to the contrary
thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

[Sheriffs to
receive but 5
per Cent, on
the Clergy's

Allowance.]

7.th March 1754
Read and Assented to
by the Lower House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
M Macnemara Cl lo ho.

On behalf of the Right
Honourable the Lord
Proprietary of this Prov-
ince I will this be a Law
Hor.° Sharpe

the great seal in
Wax Appendant

7th March 1754
Read and Assented to
by the Upper House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
J. Ross Cl Up Ho.



 
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