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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                                THOMAS JOHNSON, Esq; Governor.

    The said act was continued from session to session, and at length expired with November session, 1781.
Besides the acts expressly made for the purpose of conferring powers on the executive, a great number of
other acts have prescribed other particular duties, and given other particular powers.

1778.

CHAP.
    XII.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT to establish rules and articles for the government of the draughts, and
                        other militia of this state, while in service.

    This act contained rules and articles for the government of draughts and other militia whilst in service,
and repealed the resolve of the convention passed the 18th of January, 1776, which had likewise ordained
rules for the militia.

                                            CHAP. XV.
    A Supplement to an act for the better security of the government.
    BE it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the several and respective
county clerks shall, and they are hereby directed and required,
under the penalty of two hundred pounds, annually, before the twentieth
day of May, to make out and deliver to the sheriffs, or other collectors of the
public assessments for their counties respectively, in alphabetical list of the names
and additions of all persons whose names, marks and additions, shall appear on
the magistrates books made in virtue of the act, entitled, An act for the better security
of the government, or on the minutes and proceedings of the county court
of their several and respective counties, and also the names, marks and additions,
of all such persons who may have taken the oath prescribed by the said act before
the governor and the council.
County clerk
to make out a
list annually,
&c.
    II.  And be it enacted, That the said collectors shall, and they are hereby required
and directed, to levy and collect the treble tax of and from all persons who
shall be chargeable with the said tax, and whose names shall not appear on
the said alphabetical list so as aforesaid to be delivered; and every clerk, making
an alphabetical list as aforesaid, shall be allowed therefor by the county court
such reasonable rewards for his services as the said court may think adequate to
the trouble, to be defrayed in the same manner other county charges are.
Collectors to
collect the
treble tax,
&c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That the governor and council shall, on or before
the first day of March next, send to the clerk of each county a list of the names of
the persons residing therein, who have taken before them the oath of fidelity prescribed
by the act, entitled, An act for the better security of the government.
Governor, 
&c. to send a
list to the
county clerks,
&c.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That where any person, assessed in one county and residing
in another, shall not produce to the clerk of the county where such property
may be assessed, a certificate from the clerk of the county where such person
resides, of his having taken the said oath, such person shall be charged with
the treble tax on his property aforesaid; and the clerk of the county where such
property may lie shall, and he is hereby directed and required, under the penalty
of twenty pounds, to enter the name of any person, producing a certificate as
aforesaid, on the minutes of the proceedings of the court, and insert said name in
the alphabetical list aforesaid.
Persons assessed
and residing
in another
county, not
producing a
certificate, to
be charged
with the treble
tax, &c.
    V.  Provided nevertheless, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained
shall be construed, deemed or taken, in any manner to affect any general, field,
commissioned, warrant, staff or other officer, soldier or other person, in the regular
service of this state, or the United States, or any of them, or any other person
who hath already taken the said oath or affirmation, whose name does not
appear on the clerk's list aforesaid.
Proviso.
    VI.  And be it enacted, That so much of the said act, entitled, An act for the
better security of the government, directing the governor and council annually,
before the first day of May, to cause a list to be made out of all free male persons,
of the age of eighteen years, whose names or marks, by comparing the constables
lists with the magistrates books, shall not appear in any of the said magistrates
books, and of all persons any otherwise ascertained to be chargeable with the treble
tax, and such list to be delivered annually to the collectors of every county in
this state, be and is hereby repealed.
Part of a former
act repealed.
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