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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 263   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 263

Alms and Work-House and by all poor Beggars Vagrants Vaga-
bonds and other Offenders in such Alms and Work House under
the Penalties therein contained Provided always that the said Rules
Laws and Orders be no wise contrary to the Laws of this Province.

Liber R. G.

And to perpetuate the Succession of the aforementioned Number
of Trustees for the poor in the said County Be it enacted that as often
as any one or more of the said Trustees for the poor shall die or
remove himself out of the said County that then and so often the
Trustees for the time being then surviving and remaining within the
said County or the Major Part of them be and are hereby Authorized
and required to elect nominate and choose one or more of the Prin-
cipal or better Sort of the Inhabitants of the County not being
related in Blood to any other of the then Trustees into the Place
and Room of the said Trustee so dead or removed and so to fill up
the full Number of Trustees for the said Alms and Work House the
which Persons elected and Chosen from time to time are always to
be Qualified in the same manner as before by this Act directed

[In Case of
the Death or
Removal of
any of the
the surviv-
ing ones to
others in
their Room.]

And be it further enacted that every Person by this Act appointed
as a Trustee for the Poor or that shall hereafter be nominated and
appointed as such pursuant to the Directions hereof and who shall
wilfully refuse or delay to take upon him the said Office shall forfeit
and pay for every such Refusal or Delay the Sum of Ten pounds
Current Money Provided that No Member of the Upper or Lower
House of Assembly Clergyman Attorney or Practising Physician
be obliged to accept of the Office of Trustee aforesaid or forfeit as
aforesaid for refusing to accept and take upon them the same and
that no Provincial or County Magistrate or Sheriff or any one who
hath not the Qualification to be a Member of the Lower House of
Assembly if Elected shall be Capable to be chosen or act as a
Trustee aforesaid nor shall any Person be compellable to serve in
less than three Years after he hath served or paid the said Forfeiture
for not serving as a Trustee aforesaid

[Penalty on
Trustees re-
fusing- to
act, &c.]

p. 305

And be it further enacted that the said Trustees or the Major
Part of them appointed as aforesaid shall and they are hereby
authorised directed and required out of the Money af.d to buy and
purchase in ffee a Quantity of Land in the said County not exceeding
one hundred Acres near and convenient to Baltimore Town but
not within half a Mile thereof and to agree and contract with a
Workman or Workmen to undertake erect build and in a Workman-
like manner to complete and finish on the said Land when so pur-
chased good strong sufficient and convenient Houses Habitations and
Dwellings for the Reception of the poor of said County and if such
Vagrants Beggars Vagabonds and other Offenders as shall be com-
mitted by Virtue of this Act and shall appropriate one part thereof
to be called the Aims-House to and for the Reception and Lodging
of the Poor of the said County and another part or parts thereof

[Trustees to
Land, and
agree with
Workmen to
erect an
Alms and
House, &c.]

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