clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

PLEASE NOTE: The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Numerical typos are particularly troubling. Click “View pdf” to see the original document.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 267   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space

Acts. 267


Overseer of such Alms and Work House is hereby required to receive
any Poor appointed as aforesaid to be received and any Rogue
Vagrant Vagabond Beggar and other Idle Dissolute and Disorderly
Persons so as aforesaid committed and employ them according to
the Tenor of such Commitment

Liber R. G.
1773

And be it further enacted That every Person who shall be re-
ceived into the Alms or Work House and there receive Relief shall
upon the Shoulder of the Right Sleeve of the Uppermost Garment of
every such Person in an open and Visible Manner wear such Badge
or Mark as is herein after mentioned and Expressed That is to
say the Letters PB in large Roman Characters cut either in Red
or blue Cloth as by the Overseer of the Poor it shall be Directed and
appointed And if any such Poor Person shall neglect or refuse to
wear such Badge or Mark as aforesaid and in manner as aforesaid
it shall and may be Lawful for any one of the Trustees aforesaid
to punish every such Offender for every such Offence either by
ordering his or her Relief or usual Allowance to be abridged sus-
pended or withdrawn or otherwise by ordering such Offender to
be whipt not exceeding twenty Lashes and kept to hard Labour
for any Number of Days not exceeding twenty one as to the said
Trustee in his Discretion it shall most seem meet and if any Over-
seer of the Poor shall receive into the Alms and Work House or
shall relieve any such Person not having or wearing such Badge
or Mark as aforesaid and be thereof convicted upon the Oath of
one or more credible Witness or Witnesses shall forfeit and pay
the Sum of Five Pounds Current Money —

[Persons re-
ceived into
the Alms or
Work-
House to
wear a
Badge, &c.]

And be it further enacted That whosoever shall presume either
to set up a Booth Stall or other Convenience for the selling of
Strong Liquors on the Land purchased in the County aforesaid for
the Use of an Alms or Work House or shall commit any kind of
Trespass thereon or shall sell or dispose of any strong Liquor or
other Matter or thing whatsoever to any poor or other Person
entertained in such Alms and Work House shall for every such
Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds Current Money

[Penalty on
Persons
selling
strong Liq-
uors, &c. to
the Poor.]

And be it further enacted That all and every the Penalties and
forfeitures herein before by this Act Directed and inflicted shall and
may be recovered in the County Court of said County by Action
of Debt founded on this Act or Indictment wherein no Essoin Pro-
tection or Wager of Law or more than one Imparlance shall be
allowed any thing in this Act herein before contained to the contrary
thereof in any wise notwithstanding one Moiety to the Informer
the other Moiety to the Use of the Alms and Work House in which
Action of Debt it shall be sufficient for the Plaintiff to alledge that
the Defendant or Defendants are indebted to the Plaintiff the Sums
of Money or Tobacco by this Act Directed or inflicted whereby the

[Penalties
inflicted by
this Act,
how to be
recovered
and applied.]
p. 309



 
clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 267   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  August 02, 2018
Maryland State Archives