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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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The Lower House. 431

on every Plat laid down for Illustration and on every Piece of
Vacancy added as on separate and distinct Tracts, is an Abuse of
that Regulation illegal and oppressive

Ordered, That the above Resolves be printed in this Week's Mary-
land Gazette, and be continued therein three Weeks successively.

L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
Nov. 21

On Motion, Resolved, unanimously, That this House is constitu-
tionally invested with a Power to commit to the publick Goal by Way
of Punishment any Person for Breach of Privilege or Contempt,
there to remain till discharged by Order of this House
Resolved, nemine contradicente, That this House as the grand
Inquest of the Province has an unquestionable Authority founded on
Precedent, and long uninterrupted Usage to hear and enquire into all
Complaints and Grievances; and as incidental to that Authority has
constitutionally a Power to commit any Person for any Crime what-
soever to the publick Goal there to remain till he be discharged by
due Course of Law
Resolved, That the Lord Proprietary has no Right to dispose of
his Vacant Land, within this Province upon Terms different from
his former Proclamations for that Purpose, and that his Lordship
has no Right to settle and regulate the ffees or Reward to the Regis-
ters or Officers of the Land Office for Services performed by them

M.r Ward hath Leave of Absence
Benedict Calvert and Daniel Dulany Esquires from the Upper
House acquaint M.r Speaker that the Governor requires the At-
tendance of the Members of the Lower House, immediately in the
Upper House.

M.r Speaker left the Chair, and (with the Members of this House)
went to the Upper House and there presented the following Bills Viz.t
N.o 2. An Act impowering Edward Tilghman, Solomon Wright,
and others, to sell certain Lands devised by Col.o Vincent Lowe,
formerly of Talbot County to be sold for the Purposes by the said
Devise intended
N.o 3. A Supplementary Act to the Act, entitled, An Act to enable
the Justices of Queen Anne's County Court for the Time being to
levy on the taxable Inhabitants of Saint Luke's Parish in the said
County a Quantity of Tobacco for building a Chapel in the said
N.o 4. An Act to divide Saint George's Parish in Baltimore County
N.o 5. An Act to establish a Market in Frederick Town in Fred-
erick County and for the Regulation of the said Market
N.o 6. An Act to remedy the Omission of the Enrollment of a
Deed of Bargain and Sale from Thomas Collier to Thomas Light-
foot, William Lightfoot, Abraham Mitchell, Walter Franklin and
Samuel Franklin

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