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                        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

shall be had and obtained; in which actions of debt, it shall be sufficient for the
plaintiff to allege, that the defendant or defendants are indebted to the plaintiff the
sums of money or tobacco by this act directed and inflicted, whereby the plaintiff's
action accrued to him, according to the form of this act of assembly, without setting
forth the special matter; provided a shore note, expressing the cause of action,
be lodged in the office at the time of issuing the writ.

1768.

CHAP.
XXIX.

    XXIII.  And be it further enacted, That all sheriffs, bailiffs, constables, and
all other officers and ministers of justice, shall be aiding and assisting to the said
trustees for the poor in each of the said counties, and to all such officers as shall
be employed by them, as by this act is directed, in the execution and performance
of the said service.
Officers to be
aiding and assisting
to the
trustees, &c.
    XXIV.  And be it further enacted, That if any person or persons shall, at any
time or times, be sued or prosecuted for any matter or thing by him or them done
and executed in pursuance and execution of this act, or of any matter or thing in
this act contained, such person or persons shall and may plead the general issue,
and give this act and the special matter in evidence for his or their defence; and
if, upon trial, a verdict shall pass for the defendant or defendants, or if the plaintiff
or plaintiffs shall become nonsuited, or discontinue his or their suit, then such
defendant or defendants shall have and recover treble costs to him or them awarded
against such plaintiff or plaintiffs; and if the plaintiff or plaintiffs is or are unable
to satisfy the same, then it shall be paid and satisfied by the attorney who brought
such suit, unless the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall give security for the costs, to be
approved of by the court in which such suit is brought.
Persons sued
may plead the
general issue,
&c.
    XXV.  And, to prevent individuals being unreasonably burthened with the execution
of this act, as trustees for the poor, Be it enacted, That at the time of the
meeting of the said trustees for the poor, in the first week of May yearly, the said
trustees, or the major part of them, in the counties aforesaid, respectively, shall and
may elect and choose one of the best inhabitants of the same county to be a trustee
for the poor of that county, in the stead of the first named or eldest of the said
trustees of the same county, which said first named or eldest trustee, shall be and 
is, by virtue hereof, thencefrom discharged from his office.

A trustee to
be elected
yearly, &c.
At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
    at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Friday the seventeenth
    day of November, in the 19th year of the dominion
    of the Right Honourable FREDERICK, absolute lord
    and proprietary of the provinces of Maryland and
    Avalon, lord baron of Baltimore, &c. and ended the
    twentieth day of December, anno domini 1769:  The
    following laws were enacted.

                        ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
        An ACT for the naturalization of Peter Haldimand.  PR.
                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for repairing the public roads in this
                    province, and the supplementary act thereto.
                                            CHAP. III.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act to ease the inhabitants of this province,
    and to empower the justices of the several counties to bind out persons
    therein mentioned apprentices.


 
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