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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1762-1763
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ACTS OF THE ASSEMBLY PASSED
MARCH-APRIL 1762


[EDITOR'S NOTE. The recording clerk has been guilty of a confusing error in
designating both the first and second acts as "No. i", thus also numbering incorrectly
all the acts which follow. This same error has been made in the case of the acts for
both the years 1762 and 1763. The editor has allowed the clerk's incorrect numera-
tion in Arabic figures to remain, but has added in bracketed italicised Roman figures
the correct numbers of the acts. The matter is further discussed on page Ixxviii.]

Liber H. S.
No. I
p. 398

At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Wednesday the Seventeenth Day of March in the Eleventh Year
of the Dominion of the Right Honourable Frederick, Absolute Lord
and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon, and so
forth Anno Domini 1762 and ending the twenty-fourth Day of April
following.

The following Laws were enacted and assented to by His Excel-
lency Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor.

No. 1

[No. I]

An Act for the Adjournment and Continuance of Prince-George's
and Queen-Anne's County Courts.

[Preamble.]

Whereas some of the Attorneys practicing the Law in the same
Courts, are Members of the Assembly, and obliged to attend their
Duty therein ;

[Adjourn-
ment of
March Court
to June,
Counties.]

Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, 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 all Causes, Pleas, Process and Pro-
ceedings, either Civil or Criminal, now depending in, or returnable
to, the said County Courts, to be held the Fourth Tuesday of
March, in this present Year, shall be, and are, by Virtue of this
Act, adjourned and continued from the said Fourth Tuesday of
March, until the Fourth Tuesday of June next, and shall be in the
same Plight and Condition, as they would be on the Fourth Tuesday
of March; any Law, Usage, or Custom, to the contrary, notwith-
standing.
And whereas many Persons, who are Plaintiffs in Actions now
depending in the said Courts, and which would be determined at
the said Fourth Tuesday of March, if the said Courts were to sit
and proceed to Business, may be indigent and necessitous, and may
greatly, if not wholly, depend on the Sums of Money or Tobacco
for which they have commenced and prosecuted such Actions, for
supplying their Necessities, Payment of their Debts, or carrying on
the Business of their Professions ;

[Time of
issuing
Executions.]

Be it Enacted, That on all Judgments which shall be had and
recovered at June Court next, in Actions which are continued by this
Act, and which by Law could not continue longer than the said
Fourth Tuesday in March, it shall and may be lawful at any Time
before the Tenth Day of August next, to issue Executions, to



 
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