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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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and at all such other Times as they shall judge Necessary at the
Alms and Work House in the said County during the Continuance
of this Act to appoint a fit Person of the said County to be the
Overseer of the Alms and Work House af.d and such other Proper
Officers and Servants as to them shall appear Necessary and they
or the Major Part of them shall and may agree and they are hereby
impowered to pay the said Overseer as a Salary out of the Tobacco
and Money raised Collected as aforesaid a Sum not exceeding Eighty
Pounds Current Money per Annum and so pro rato during his Con-
tinuance in Office and shall then take and the said Overseer and
every other Overseer to be appointed shall and he is hereby obliged
to enter into a Bond with sufficient Sureties in the Penalty of two
hundred Pounds Current Money payable to the said Trustees for

Liber R. G.

1773

the poor Conditioned as follows to wit "The Condition of the above
Obligation is such that if the above bound A B as Overseer of the
Alms and Work House in Baltimore County shall well and truly
discharge his Duty in the said Station and more particularly accord-
ing to the Directions of the Act of Assembly intitled, An Act for
the Relief of the Poor within the County of Baltimore then the
above Obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full Force and
Virtue in Law —

[The Con-
dition.]

And be it further enacted That the said Trustees or the Major Part
of them shall and they are hereby directed and empowered to remove
such Overseer and all other Officers by them to be appointed in
Pursuance of this Act at their Discretion and to proceed to choose
others in their Place and Stead.

[Overseer
and other
Officers to
be removed
by the Trus-
tees at Dis-
cretion.]

And be it further enacted That the said Trustees ui the Major Part
of them shall and they are hereby Directed and enjoined to meet at
the Alms and Work House in the said County Four Times in the
Year to wit, in the first Week of February May August and Novem-
ber or oftener if it should by them be deemed Necessary to make and

[Trustees to
meet Four
Times a
Year to
make Bye-
Laws, &c.]

ordain by a Majority of Votes of such as may be present all such
good and wholesome Ordinances Rules and Bye Laws as they shall
think convenient and Necessary for the Direction Government and
Support of such Alms and Work House and also for the Main-
tenance and Employment of all such Poor Persons as shall be taken
under their Care and of all Vagrants Beggars Vagabonds and other
Offenders that shall be committed thereto by Virtue of this Act all
which Ordinances Rules and Bye Laws shall be from time to time
inviolably observed by all Persons concerned according to the Tenor
and Effect thereof

p. 307

And be it further enacted that the said Overseer shall keep a fair
and regular List of all poor Beggars Vagrants Vagabonds and other
Offenders who shall be committed to the Alms and Work House af .d
and also fair and Regular Accounts in Writing of all Materials and
other Things coming to his hands as Overseer aforesaid and of all

[Overseer to
keep regular
Lists and
Accounts, to
be laid be-
fore the
Trustees.]



 
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