19 FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.
being, in the sum of twenty pounds current money, with condition thereto,
if such convicted felon, naming him or her, shall keep the peace, and be
behaviour towards all his majesty's subjects, during the time for which
felon was transported, or during the time he or her shall continue in this
province, then such recognizance shall be void; which recognizance, immediately
after the caption thereof, shall be delivered to the person entering into
who shall, within ten days thereafter, deliver the same to the clerk of
the court of
the county in which such purchaser shall reside, under the penalty of twenty
pounds current money, for every neglect to enter into such recognizance,
the same to the clerk as aforesaid; and such county clerk to whom such
shall be delivered as aforesaid, shall, as soon thereafter as may be,
the charge of the recognizor, enter the said recognizance in the said record
at large, and alphabet the same, under the penalty of five pounds current
act, how to
| V. And be it
enacted, That all penalties inflicted by this act shall and may
recovered in any county court in this province wherein the offence or omission
shall happen, or the offender shall reside, if such offender be resident
province, or if such offender be not resident within this province, then
county court where such offender can be apprehended, by action of debt
or bill of
indictment, wherein not more than one imparlance shall be allowed, one
whereof to the use of the county where the purchaser of any such convicted
shall reside, or in which any such convicted felon, who shall be discharged,
be put on shore, towards defraying the charges of such county, and the
to the informer, or him, her or them, that will sue or prosecute to effect
same; and any court in which such action shall be brought, may, in their
award good and sufficient bail.
An ACT for preventing the evil occasioned by continuance of suits at
suggestion of want of evidence from beyond the sea.
To continue three years, &c.
It was afterwards continued for seven years, &c. by the act of June,
1773, ch. 7; and it expired with June session in 1780. The provision
it contained was this; that no
suit be continued on suggestion beyond the time limited by law, unless
it be made appear, by affidavit to
the court's satisfaction, that material witnesses or testimony are really
wanting, and that the party, or his
agent or attorney, hath used his utmost endeavours to procure such witnesses
||At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Tuesday the twenty-fifth
day of September, in the 20th 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
second day of November, anno domini 1770:
following laws were enacted.
ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for amending the staple
for preventing frauds in his majesty's customs, and
for the limitation of officers
fees, and the supplementary act thereto.
An ACT directing the sale of the lands of Richard Heard, late of Saint
county, deceased, for the payment of the debts of the said Richard Heard.