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

taken upon any warrant, or capias on presentment, where no bill of indictment is
found in consequence thereof, shall be liable to pay or give security for any costs
on account of such warrant, presentment or capias, but the same shall be charged
to and paid by the county, or the public, as aforesaid.



    III.  This act to continue in force for three years, and until the end of the next
session of assembly which shall happen thereafter.

    Continued for three years, &c. by the act of 1784, ch. 83.

                                            CHAP. XII.
An ACT to prevent the exportation of bread and flour not merchantable,
                                    and for other purposes.
    WHEREAS the regulations hitherto made for the inspection of flour require
alteration, and there not being any regulations for the prevention
of frauds in the export of bread:  Therefore,
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the commissioners
of Baltimore-town, or the major part of them, shall meet between the first and
twentieth day of July next, and between the first and twentieth of July yearly and
every year thereafter, during the continuance of this act, and then nominate and
appoint a person of good repute, and skilful in the goodness and quality of flour,
to be inspector of flour within the said town for the year ensuing.
to appoint
an inspector,
    III.  And be it enacted, That every commissioner of the said town, who shall
vote for the said officer, shall take the following oath before he shall proceed to
the nomination and appointment of the officer aforementioned:  " I, A. B. do
" swear, that I will faithfully, honestly and impartially, nominate and appoint
" such person to be inspector of flour within the said town of Baltimore, as I think
" in my judgment and conscience is fit and capable of executing the said office."
Their oath.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That in case of the death of such officer so appointed,
or his refusal or neglect to act, the said commissioners, or the major part of them,
shall, as soon as conveniently may be thereafter, meet together and appoint one
other such person as aforesaid, in the stead of the person so dead, or refusing or
neglecting to act, for the residue of the year; and if the said commissioners shall
neglect and omit to nominate and appoint the said officer, then the governor and
council may appoint such officer, who shall be qualified agreeable to the directions
of this act, and have the like power and authority as if he had been by the
said commissioners nominated and appointed.
In case of
death, &c. to
appoint another,
    V.  And be it enacted, That all bolted wheat flour, and every cask thereof,
brought to the said town for exportation, from and after the first day of August
next, shall by the bolters thereof be made merchantable and of due fineness, without
any mixture of coarser or other flour.
Flour to be
made merchantable,
    VI.  And be it enacted, That from and after the first day of August next, all
flour casks brought to Baltimore-town for exportation, shall be made of good seasoned
materials, well made, and tightened with ten hoops, sufficiently nailed with
four nails in each chine hoop, and three nails in each upper bilge hoop, and of
the following dimensions, viz.  The staves to be of the length of twenty-seven
inches, but of different diameters at their heads, according to their numbers,
that is to say, cask number one shall be of the diameter of eighteen inches and a
half at the head, cask number two seventeen inches and a half, and cask number
three sixteen inches and a half; that every miller and bolter of flour, and baker
of bread, for transportation out of the state, shall provide and have a distinguishable
brand-mark, with which he shall branch each and every cask of flour or
bread, before the same shall be removed from the place where the same was bolted
or baked; and every miller or bolter shall also brand every cask of flour according
to the respective diameters above specified, with the said numbers one,
two or three, and with the weight respectively, under the penalty of two and six-pence
current money for every barrel of flour not hooped and nailed as aforesaid,
Casks to be
made of goo
materials, &c.

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