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JOHN HART, Esq; Governor.
    III.  And for the more effectually avoiding secret and clandestine Marriages;
Be it Enacted, by the Authority, Advice and Consent aforesaid, That any Person
or Persons resident in this Province, who shall get their Marriage solemnized
in any the neighbouring Colonies, during such their Residence in this
Province, unless where the Woman so married shall be Resident of that
Place where such Marriage shall be solemnized, the Man so married shall be
liable to the Fine of Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco; to be recovered as
aforesaid, to the Use aforesaid.

    IV.  And for ascertaining to the Minister a Fee for Marriages, in other
Cases than the Act for Establishment of Religious Worship provides for; Be 
it Enacted,
That in case any Persons married by Licence, and that shall be
married in the Parish Church or Chapel of Ease, or come to such Minister's
House to be Married, for such Marriage, the Sum of Ten Shillings and no more:  And
in case of Publication of Banns, the Persons so to be Married shall come to
the Minister's Dwelling-House to be Married, there shall be paid to the Minister
as a Fee for such marriage, one Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, or Six
Shillings and Eight-pence Current Money, ready Pay, and no more.  And it
is hereby Declared, That whenever any Fee is allowed for Marrying Persons
whose Banns are Publish'd, such Fee shall be taken as a full Fee for the Publication
of the Banns, as well as for the Solemnization of such Marriage.

    V.  Provided, That this Act, or any Thing therein contained, shall not
extend, or be construed to extend, to any Persons or Persuasions in Religion
different from that of the Church of England; but that all such persons, and
the Manner of their Proceedings in Marriage, may intirely remain unaltered
by this Act, and in the same Circumstance, as if this Act had never been
made; any thing therein before to the contrary notwithstanding.
                                Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                        THOMAS BACON.


Penalty on
Persons getting
Marriage solemnized
any neighbouring

Fee for Marriages.

This Act
shall not
extend to
Persons of
different Persuasions
the Church of

At a Session of ASSEMBLY begun and held at the
    City of Annapolis, in the County of Ann-Arundel,
    the 22d Day of April, and ended the 10th Day of
    May, in the 3d Year of the Dominion of the Right
    Honourable CHARLES, absolute Lord and Proprietary
    of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon,
    Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c.  Annoq; Domini 1718,
    were Enacted the Laws following, viz.
JOHN HART, Esq; Governor.
A Supplementary ACT to the * Act directing the Manner of
    Electing and Summoning Delegates and Representatives to serve
    in succeeding Assemblies, &c.  Lib. LL. N° 4. fol. 383.
Passed 10th
May 1718.
* 1716, ch. 11.  See an explanatory Act 1724, ch. 18.
WHEREAS there has been some Doubts concerning the issuing of
Writs of Election, and the Time for Elections, upon the Death or
Removal of any of the Delegates within the several Counties of
this Province, and City of Annapolis, during the Being or Sitting of any Session
of Assembly; for the removing whereof for the future,
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