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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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Acts. 199


the Use of the said County forever and if the said Commissioners
or the Major Part of them and the Owner of the said Land should
differ about the Value of the said Land in such Case the Commis-
sioners or the Major Part of them shall be and they are hereby
authorized and impowered to order the Sheriff of Baltimore County
to summon twelve freeholders upon the said Land who shall be
impanelled and sworn as a Jury to enquire the Value of the said
Land and the said Commissioners or the Major Part of them shall
draw their Order upon the Sheriff of Harford County to pay
the said Valuation and the said Sheriff is hereby directed to pay the

Liber R. G.
1773

said Order out of the Money hereafter mentioned to be by him
collected for that Purpose and upon his Payment of the said order
the fee simple in the said Land shall be invested as aforesaid in the
Justices of Harford County and their Successors for the Use of the
said County forever.

p. 240

And be it enacted that the Justices of Harford County or the
major Part of them are hereby authorized to contract and agree for
a Convenient Place in Bush Town to hold the Courts for the said
County and to contract and agree for a Convenient Place in the said
Town for their Books Papers and other Records and also for a
fit Building for the Custody of Prisoners and the said Courts shall
be held and Records Kept at such Places respectively until the Court
House and Prison for the said County shall be erected and Built
and the Charge and Expence of such Places shall be defrayed by
the said County and Assessed with the Public and County Levy

[Justices to
contract for
Places in
Bush-Town
for holding
Courts, &c.
till the
Court-
House and
Prison be
built;]

And be it enacted that the Justices of Harford County shall be
and they are hereby authorized and required to Assess and Levy
on the Taxable Inhabitants of the said County with the Public and
County Levy as much Tobacco as will pay for the Purchase or
Valuation of the Land aforesaid together with the Sheriffs Salary
of five p.r Centum for Collection which said Quantity of Tobacco
shall be collected by the Sheriff of the said County from the Taxable
Inhabitants of the said County in the same manner as other Public
and County Levies are by Law collected and the said Tobacco when
collected shall be paid by the Sheriff to such Person or Persons as
the Commissioners aforesaid or the major Part of them shall order
and direct.
And whereas the Taxable Inhabitants of that Part of Baltimore
County hereby erected into Harford County have paid a propor-
tionable Quantity of Tobacco towards the building the Court House
and Prison in Baltimore Town in Baltimore County —
And whereas a considerable sum of Money was raised by the
Sale of the Old Court House and Prison at Joppa and applied to-
wards erecting the said Court House and Prison And for as much
as Justice requires that the said proportionable Quantity of Tobacco
and a proportionable Part of the said Money should be refunded

[And to
levy so
much To-
bacco as will
pay for the
Purchase
thereof.]



 
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