21 FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.
An ACT to empower Mary Louttit, executrix of James Louttit, deceased,
one undivided third part of the mill and land therein
An ACT relating to the levy
and poor of Anne-Arundel county.
The tobacco directed by the act of
1769, ch. 14, to be levied for the purpose of sitting up the old
council chamber, and the conference chamber, for a court-house, and clerk's
office, not being yet wanted,
and no land having been yet purchased for a poor-house; and the tobacco
to be levied this year, under the
act of 1768, ch. 29, being likewise not yet wanted, the assessment of the
first named tobacco is postponed
until 1775, and the assessment of the second is postponed until 1774.
The trustees not having been able to procure land in
the vicinity of Annapolis, are empowered to purchase
any quantity, not exceeding 100 acres, lying within the county, and within
ten miles of Annapolis.
This act contains likewise the following general clause.
| V. And be it
further enacted, That the trustees for the poor in the several
counties wherein work-houses are to be erected under the said act, shall
are hereby enabled and empowered, to demand, sue for, recover and receive,
from the present or late sheriffs, any sum or sums of money or tobacco
in their hands respectively, for or on account of the assessments made
in virtue of
the said act.
An ACT empowering the county courts to settle with persons who were
inspectors of tobacco.
The county courts, at their next sitting,
are required to call before them the inspectors of 1770, and
adjust their accounts. And the inspectors are to sell publicly, during
that sitting, any tobacco inspected
in that year, which they might have sold under the inspection law.
The courts are to receive what may
appear due from the inspectors, and to pay what may appear due to them;
and for that purpose the courts
may, in November next, levy as much as may be necessary.
||At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Tuesday
day of June, in the 2d year of the
dominion of the
Right Honourable HENRY HARFORD, Esq;
lord and proprietary of the province
and ended the 3d day of July, anno
The following laws were enacted.
ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT concerning estates-tail and the jurisdiction of the county
The whole act was continued for one
year, &c. by the act of October, 1780, ch. 12, and for another
year, &c. by the act of November, 1781, ch. 7. All the parts
relating to the jurisdiction of the county
courts were again continued the end of the next session by the act of November,
1782, ch. 32.
They had a similar continuance by the act of April, 1783, ch. 36.
They were again continued for one
year, &c. by the act of November, 1783, ch. 30; and by the act of 1784,
ch. 83, they were continued
until the end of the next session, when they expired. But at that
session an act passed concerning the jurisdiction
of the county courts, very different from the provisions contained in this
The clauses respecting estates-tail expired with November
session, 1782; but a perpetual law passed at
that session, under the title of an act concerning estates-tail, which
contains the precise words of the two
first clauses of this act, except the enacting style, and the words "province"
and "provincial," for which
are substituted "state" and "general."
The provisions respecting county courts were as follow.
1. That if in any case where the county courts
before this act had jurisdiction, an action should be
brought in the provincial court, the plaintiff should suffer a nonsuit,
and pay the defendant his costs.
2. That any action might be brought in the county
courts, which, before this act, might have been
brought in the provincial court. That if any plaintiff should, before
judgment, remove his cause from
the county court he should suffer a nonsuit, and pay costs as aforesaid;
and that writs of replevin might
issue from the county courts returnable to the same.
3. That the defendant might,
nevertheless, remove his cause, in the same manner as he might before
this act, and in all cases too wherein jurisdiction was hereby given; and
that appeals might be prosecuted
in the same manner as before.