HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.
shall be had and obtained; in which actions of debt, it shall be sufficient
plaintiff to allege, that the defendant or defendants are indebted to the
sums of money or tobacco by this act directed and inflicted, whereby the
action accrued to him, according to the form of this act of assembly, without
forth the special matter; provided a shore note, expressing the cause of
be lodged in the office at the time of issuing the writ.
| 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
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
| 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
and executed in pursuance and execution of this act, or of any matter or
this act contained, such person or persons shall and may plead the general
and give this act and the special matter in evidence for his or their defence;
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,
defendant or defendants shall have and recover treble costs to him or them
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
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.
may plead the
| 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,
trustees, or the major part of them, in the counties aforesaid, respectively,
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
|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:
following laws were enacted.
ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT for the naturalization
of Peter Haldimand. PR.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for repairing the public
roads in this
province, and the supplementary act thereto.
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.