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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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Acts. 363


No. 2 An Act to prevent Infection from the Ship Chance.
Whereas the Ship Chance now riding at Anchor in the Harbour
of the City of Annapolis hath on board a Number of persons infected
with the Flux and putrid Fever. And divers Servants have been
landed from on board the said Ship some of whom are now ill of
the said disorders to the Manifest hazard of the Health of the
Inhabitants and of the General Assembly now convened

Liber R. G.
1774
p. 318
[Preamble.]

Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary by
and with the advice and consent of his Governor and the Upper and
Lower houses of Assembly and the Athority of the same That it
shall and may be lawful for the Sherriff of Ann Arundel County and
he is hereby directed and required immediately to remove or cause
to be removed the said ship Chance from the River Severn where
she now rides at Anchor without the Mouth of the said River and
at least One Mile from the Shore and there moore the said Ship

[Ship Chance
to be re-
moved.]

And be it Enacted that after the said Ship shall be removed as
aforesaid it shall not be Lawful for any Person belonging to the
said Ship to quit the same by going on board any other Ship or
Vessel or by coming on shore to the City of Annapolis or Elsewhere
within this province or to land any goods or Merchandizes from on
board the said Ship without Leave from the Governor or Commander
in Cheif of this Province first had and obtained under the Penalty
of One Hundred Pounds Sterling for every Offence and that any
Person who shall go on board the said Ship after she shall be re-
moved as aforesaid and shall return on Shore without such License
shall forfeit One Hundred pounds Sterling for every offence And
if any servant or Slave shall go on board the same Ship without
Such License such Offender shall be whipped on his bare Back not
Exceeding thirty nine Stripes and if any person shall go on board
and come from the same ship without such Leave as aforesaid it
shall and may be Lawful for the said Sherriff or for any Justice
of the Peace to compel even by force and Violence in Case of Re-
sistance such offender to return immediately on board the said Ship
there to remain untill he shall obtain leave as aforesaid under the

[No Person
to quit the
Ship or
land Goods
&c. under
Penalty &c.]

Penalty of One Hundred pounds Sterling Money
And that the said Sheriff and such persons as shall be appointed
by him and no others may supply the persons on board the said ship
with Water, wood provisions and other Necessaries

Be it Enacted that a Boat shall be Anchord at least Two Hundred
Yards distance from the said ship and the said Sheriff and such
persons as shall be appointed by him, and no others Shall Supply the
persons on board with all Necessaries by putting the same on board
the said boat and the person carrying such provisions shall not go
on board the said ship on any pretence whatsoever,
And be it Enacted that the said Sheriff shall and he is hereby
authorized and required as soon as posible to agree for and provide

[A boat to
be kept by
the Sheriff
some Dis-
tance from
the Ship to
supply the
People on
board with
Neces-
saries:]
[And to pro-
vide a Place
where the
Ship may be
brought and
the People
landed &c.]



 
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