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                                                                    THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.
 
Seal of a passe comitatus, to be issued
    with the sheriff's commission,
    and paid for by him
Seal of a writ of discharge, if any
Seal of a patent of denization
Seal of a ne exeat
Seal of a writ of error from any
    county court.

    90
    90
  320
    90

    90

Seal of a scire facias thereupon
Seal of a supersedeas thereupon
Seal of every other matter or thing
    that shall pass the great seal,
    and not herein contained, when
    not issued for the benefit of the
    public
    90
    90




    90

                                                            FEES in COURT of ADMIRALTY.
 
For every sentence or condemnation
    fee
For attesting all depositions
  500

    23
For every stipulation made before
    the judge of the admiralty

    90
 

1779.

CHAP.
  XXV.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In court of
admiralty.

    XXIII.  And be it enacted, That the money shall be paid immediately on the
service done, at the rate herein before specified, and the registers in chancery and
court of admiralty respectively shall, every half year, pay the same to the treasurer
of the western shore, for the use of the public, and shall annually lay before the
general assembly a fair account of their receipts, and shall be allowed a commission
of ten per cent. in full for their trouble and service in the execution of this act.
To be paid
on service
done, &c.
    XXIV.  This act to continue until the first day of November next, and until
the end of the next session which shall happen thereafter.

    Continued for one year, &c. by the act of October, 1780, ch. 23, which continuing act is itself continued
for one year, &c. by the act of November, 1781, ch. 7; and until the first day of October, 1783,
&c. by the act of November, 1782, ch. 32.  The act of November, 1783, not attending to the last continuance,
has enacted that the said continuing act be revived for one year, &c. and the act of 1784, ch.
83, continues it for three years, &c.

Continuance.
                                            CHAP. XXVI.
                    An ACT to prevent distilling grain into spirit.

    To commence on the 20th of January next, and continue to the 20th of March following, &c.  Expired
with the session of the said March.

                                            CHAP. XXVII.
    An ACT for the relief of William Whetcroft, of the city of Annapolis.  PR.
                                            CHAP. XXVIII.
An ACT to empower the governor and council to sell the public property
                                            therein mentioned.

    Viz. all the state gallies, and the naval and military stores, at their discretion, only reserving enough
for the use of the militia; likewise all the saltpetre, saltpans, kettles, and other utensils for manufacturing
salt, or saltpetre; also such of the horses, waggons, harness, and geers, as they shall think proper.
    They are empowered, likewise, to pay off and discharge the officers, mariners and marines, the two
quarter-masters, the surgeon, the paymaster, and the manager of the state tanyard, which yard they may either
sell or appoint a person to carry on, under their control.  They are requested to incorporate the
matrosses, now in service of the state, with those sent from it to the army, to be on the same footing
with respect to pay, &c. and they are further requested to appoint persons to take care of such cannon
and military stores as they may think proper to reserve.

                                            CHAP. XXIX.
    An ACT to appoint commissioners to state and settle the public accounts.

    These commissioners, being three in number, had most extraordinary powers and duties.  They were
to examine the accounts and proceedings of the auditors-general, commissaries, commissioners of the
loan-office, and quarter-master; to call on the executive for the proceedings of the council of safety,
and of the late governor and council; to call to account the commissioners and collectors of the tax, and
all persons generally, to whom money had been advanced, before the appointment of the present executive;
to send for persons, papers, and records; to inquire into all public contracts for manufactures;
to cause suits to be brought for breach thereof, or, with the approbation of the executive, to compromise
them; to order suits for all balances appearing due, after giving notice to the debtors; and, lastly, to
report their proceedings to the next general assembly.  Any two might execute these powers.  They
might likewise appoint a clerk and door-keeper.  And all sheriffs, and other officers, were bound, under
the penalty of £. 500, to obey their orders.  However, the duration of this act was limited to the first
day of November, &c. beyond which it was not continued.

                                            CHAP. XXX.
An ACT to make valid a deed from Joseph Semmes, of the kingdom of France,
                        to Charles Goodrick, of Charles county.  PR.


 
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