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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 261   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 261

with Interest as aforesaid the said Commissioners shall give Notice
to the Sheriff aforesaid and then there shall be no further years
Tax by Virtue of this Act —

Liber R. G.


And be it further enacted That in Case the Sheriff shall not make
such Payment within the Time limitted the Commissioners aforesaid
shall and may within thirty Days thereafter prosecute a Writ of
scire facias against him and his Sureties on his Office Bond in like
manner as they may do on Bonds taken by them on the Loan of
Money and shall recover the like Judgment and have the like
Execution and on such Proceeding the Sheriff aforesaid shall be
chargeable with and pay Interest at the Rate of four per Cent by
the Year from the Time he ought to have paid the Money aforesaid
untill he shall actually pay the same

[Sheriff not
making Pay-
ment may be
by the Com-
in like Man-
ner as on
Bonds taken
by them on

And be it enacted That if any of the Taxable Inhabitants charge-
able with the said Tax shall pay the same in Tobacco then the
Sheriff aforesaid shall on the second Day of the August Court next
thereafter for his County sell the same in open Court for the
Benefit of the said County and the said Sheriff shall in his Account
with the said County be allowed Yearly for all insolvent Taxes from
whom the said twelve Pounds of Tobacco per poll cannot be collected
as well as for the Taxes who actually pay in Tobacco and shall be

charged and chargeable in the said Account with the Price for which

the Tobacco shall be sold by him and shall at the November Court

[Money paid
in Tobacco
to be sold in
open Court,

next after his last Collection account for and pay to the Justices of
Baltimore County aforesaid for the Use of the said County the
Surplus of the said Tax remaining after the Payment of the Prin-
cipal and Interest as aforesaid

p. 303

And be it further enacted that for the Time being Messieurs
Charles Ridgely William Lux John Moale William Smith Samuel
Purviance of Baltimore Town Andrew Buchanan and Henry Dor-
sey Gough are hereby appointed and named Trustees for the poor of
Baltimore County and are empowered with full and sufficient Author-
ity for discharging the several Offices Duties and Trusts reposed in
and required of them by this Act the which Persons appointed Author-
ized and named or the Major Part of them in Case of the Death

or Absence of any one are hereby required with all convenient
Speed to meet at such Places within the said County as to them
shall seem meet to Qualify themselves for the Office of Trus-
tees for the poor of the said County which they are to do by taking
the several Oaths appointed by Law to be taken to the Government
signing the Oath of Abjuration and repeating and signing the Test

for the
Poor ap-

and also taking the following Oath to wit "I, A. B, do swear that I
will duly and faithfully discharge the Dutys and Trusts committed
to me as a Trustee for the poor of Baltimore County according to
the best of my Skill and Knowledge and an Act of Assembly en-


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