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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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1779.                                 LAWS of MARYLAND.

exceeding six-pence in anyone year for every hundred pounds of property within
the said city, to defray the expences of the city, and the repairs of the streets and
dock, is inadequate for the purpose, wherefore they pray that the said corporation,
and their successors, may be enabled to lay such further tax, not exceeding
five shillings in any one year for every hundred pounds of property within the said
city or the precincts thereof; that many of the apprentices, servants and slaves,
in the said city, are corrupted, and their masters deprived of their labour, and
injured in their property, by the selling of rum and other spirits to them by the
ordinary-keepers and the great number of other retailers of spirituous liquors within
the city, wherefore they pray that the power of regulating ordinaries and retailers
of spirituous liquors within the city and the precincts thereof may be hereafter
vested in the said corporation, and that the mayor's court of the said city
only may hereafter grant licences to ordinary-keepers and retailers of spirituous
liquors within the said city and its precincts, under such regulations and rules as
the said corporation may make, and that the said corporation may reserve and lay
fine on every such licence.  And whereas this general assembly have thought
proper to grant the several requests in the said memorial;

Corporation
to sell two
streets.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the corporation
of the said city of Annapolis, and their successors, shall be, and they are hereby
enabled to dispose of, sell and convey, to the purchaser, the two streets in the
said city called and known by the name of Temple and Dean streets.
To lay a further
tax, &c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That the said corporation, and their successors, shall
be, and they are hereby enabled to lay such further tax, not exceeding five shillings
in any one year for every hundred pounds of property within the said city or
the precincts thereof, as the said corporation may think proper.
And regulate
ordinaries,
&c.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That the power of regulating ordinaries and retailers of
spirituous liquors within the said city and the precincts thereof, shall be hereafter
vested in the said corporation, and their successors, and that the mayor's court
of the said city only shall hereafter grant licences to ordinary-keepers and retailers
of spirituous liquors within the said city and its precincts, under such regulations
and rules as the said corporation, and their successors, may make, and that the
said corporation, and their successors, may reserve and lay such fine on every licence
granted by the said mayor's court, to any ordinary-keeper or retailer of spirituous
liquor within the said city or its precincts.
How the money
raised is
to be applied.
    V.  And be it enacted, That the monies arising from the sale of Temple and
Dean streets, from the taxes laid and from the fines imposed by the said corporation,
in virtue of this act, be, and they are hereby appropriated and applied,
four fifths thereof to the building a market-house, repairing the streets, and
cleaning the dock, within the said city, the remaining one fifth to and for the
ordinary and accustomed uses of the said corporation and city; and the said corporation,
and their successors, are hereby authorised and empowered to lay and
apply the monies to be raised by virtue of this act to the several uses and purposes
therein mentioned, in such manner, at such times, and in such proportions, as
they may judge most for the benefit and advantage of the said city; and they are
hereby required annually to lay before the general assembly fair and distinct accounts
of all the monies raised in virtue of this act, and of the expenditure thereof.
Continuance.     VI.  This act, so far as the same relates to the power given to the corporation
of the city of Annapolis, and their successors, to regulate ordinaries and retailers
of spirituous liquors within the said city and the precincts thereof, and to reserve
and lay fines on licences granted by the mayor's court of the said city, and to the
mayor's court to grant licences to ordinary-keepers and retailers of spirituous liquors
within the said city and its precincts, under such regulations and rules as
the said corporation, and their successors, may make; and so far also as the same
relates to the powers given to the said corporation, and their successors, to lay a
further tax, not exceeding five shillings on every hundred pounds of property
within the said city and the precincts thereof, to continue from and after the end


 
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