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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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126 Assembly Proceedings, November 17-December 20, 1769.

No. 10

Liber R. G.
1769

[Preamble.]

An Act for appointing Places for holding the next Election of Dele-
gates for Baltimore County
Whereas by an Act of Assembly made at a Session of Assembly
begun and held at the City of Annapolis on Tuesday the Twenty
fourth day of May One Thousand seven Hundred and sixty eight
intituled an Act for erecting a Court House and Public Prison for
Baltimore County in the Town of Baltimore and for making Sale of

p. 7

the old Court House and Prison it was among other things Enacted
That from thenceforth untill the said New Court House should be
finished the Court of Nisi prius Oyer and Terminer and Jail Delivery
for Baltimore County and the County Court and Elections of the
said County should be held in the Market House in the said Town
of Baltimore
And Whereas it is represented to this General Assembly that by
reason of the small pox being in and near the said Town of Balti-
more a great Number of the Freeholders and other Voters at
Elections for Representatives in Assembly for the said County and
especially such of them as live in the parts most remote from
the said Town will be Deterred by their Apprehensions of Catch-
ing the said Disease from coming to the said Town to Vote at
the next Election of Representatives for said County to be made
by Virtue of a Writ lately issued for that Purpose which Election
as the Law now stands must be made at the said Town of Baltimore
and not elsewhere To give Therefore the said Free Holders and
Voters an Opportunity of Voting at the said next Election without
the Danger they apprehend from coming to the said Town
Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary by
and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordships Governor and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and the Authority of the
same That the Sheriff of Baltimore County for the Time being

[An Election
of Represen-
tatives for
Baltimore
County, to be
held Four
Days at
Baltimore-
Town and
Four Days
at Bush-
Town.]

shall Hold the Election for the said County to be made by Virtue of
the said Writ Lately issued for Four Days together in the Market
House in the said Town of Baltimore and on the day next after
the Expiration of the said Four Days shall remove the Poll Books
and Minutes of the said Election to the Place commonly called
Bush Town on Bush River in the said County and on the day next
succeeding such Removal shall proceed to carry on the said Election
and take the Polls at some convenient Place in the said Town of
Bush for four Days together or so Long as it shall be found Neces-
sary for making a full and free Election not exceeding the said Four
days Provided that a Sunday shall not be accounted one of the
said Days

[Of which
the Sheriff
to give
Notice and
make Proc-
lamation.]

And be it further Enacted that the said Sheriff shall forthwith
make Proclamation and give Notice in the Usual Manner of the
days and Places of making the said Election by Virtue hereof not
Less than Ten days before the Beginning thereof at the said Town
of Baltimore



 
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