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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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1770.                         20  FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.

                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT empowering Edward Tilghman, Solomon Wright, and others, to sell
    certain lands, devised by col. Vincent Lowe, formerly of Talbot county, to be
    sold for the purposes by the said devise intended. PR.

                                            CHAP. III.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act to enable the justices of Queen-Anne's
    county court, for the time being, to levy, on the taxable inhabitants of
    Saint Luke's parish in the said county, a quantity of tobacco for building a
    chapel in the said parish.

    The quantity of 30,000lb. of tobacco is to be assessed in 1771, and applied by the vestrymen and
wardens to the uses mentioned in the act of 1769, ch. 12.

                                            CHAP. IV.
An ACT to establish a market in Frederick-town, in Frederick
            county, and for the regulation of the said market.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it has been represented to this general assembly, That the
inhabitants of the said town had built and erected a large and convenient
building, calculated for a market-house and other public uses,
which, if put under a proper regulation, might be rendered very useful to them
and the inhabitants of the said county; and it is prayed, that an act of assembly
may be passed for holding and regulating the market of the said market-house,
and for the appointment of a clerk of the said market, by the justices of Frederick
county court.
Market days
appointed,
&c.
    II.  Be it therefore enacted, by the right honourable the lord proprietary, by and 
with the advice and consent of his lordship's governor, and the upper and lower houses
of assembly, and the authority of the same, That from and after the twentieth day
of this present month of November, two days in every week, to wit, Wednesday
and Saturday, shall be held as market days, at the market-house, in the town of
Frederick aforesaid; and that all victuals and provisions whatsoever, brought to
the said town for sale (except fish and oysters, all kinds of grain, flour and bread,
butter in firkins, or other vessels, exceeding twenty pounds net, and cheese, pork
by the hog, beef and pork in barrels or larger casks, live cattle, sheep and hogs)
upon those or any other days of the week, shall be carried to the public market-house
of the said town, there to be sold at the stated market hours, to wit, from
any time in the morning to twelve at noon.
No inhabitant,
&c. to
buy provisions
during stated
hours, but at
the market-house,
&c.
    III.  And be it further enacted, That no inhabitant of the said town, or other
person, shall presume to buy, or cause to be bought, of any person or persons
bringing (and within one mile of the said town) or having brought therein any
kind of victuals or provisions for sale (except as before excepted) either upon the
above stated market days, or any other days of the week, during the time of the
above stated market hours, at any other place whatsoever, but at or in the aforesaid
market-house, under the penalty of twenty shillings current money of this
province for every such offence, to be recovered by warrant before any justice of
the peace for Frederick county, or the county where such person shall reside, as
in case of small debts, to be paid to the clerk of the said market for the time being,
and applied by him to the uses herein after mentioned.
And no person
to sell but
at said market-house,
&c.
    IV.  And be it further enacted, That no person whatsoever, bringing or sending,
or having brought or sent, any victuals or provisions to the said town for sale
(except as before excepted) shall presume to sell, or cause to be sold, the said victuals
or provisions, so bringing or sending, or brought or sent, as aforesaid, to the
said town, or within one mile thereof, at any other place whatsoever, during the
time of the above stated market hours, but at or in the aforesaid market-house,
under the penalty of ten shillings current money of this province for every such
office, to be recovered, paid and applied as aforesaid.  And if any servant or
slave shall presume to sell any victuals or provision contrary to the true intent and
meaning of this act, such servant or slave shall be punished, by whipping on the
bare back, at the discretion of one or more justices of the peace for Frederick


 
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