clear space clear space clear space white space
A
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e
  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search search for:
clear space
white space
Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
Volume 203, Page 95   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>
clear space clear space clear space white space
1773.

CHAP.
XXIX.

                                3  HENRY HARFORD, Esq;

on them as aforesaid, if sufficient shall in that manner have come to their hands,
at the time such orders shall be presented to them for payment; but if sufficient
shall not have come to their hands, then the commissioners aforesaid shall pay the
said orders out of any other money in their hands belonging to the public.


Four-pence
per ton to be
paid on all
vessels, &c.
    IV.  And, for repayment of the said sum of three thousand six hundred pounds
current money, Be it enacted, That from and after the first day of February next,
there shall be paid by the masters and owners of all ships and other vessels coming
into or going out of this province, other than from Virginia, once in every voyage,
at the time of clearing out, the duty of four-pence current money per ton of the
burthen of each ship or vessel, until the said sum of three thousand six hundred
pounds current money shall be thereby fully raised; and such notice as herein after
directed of the raising of the same duty shall be given by the commissioners
aforesaid, and thereafter until the first day of February seventeen hundred and
eighty-six, and no longer, a duty of one penny halfpenny current money per ton,
for and towards the support of the said light-house, to be collected by the naval
officer of the respective district where the said ship or vessel shall clear, before the
delivery of her clearance by such naval officer.
Naval officers
to render an
account yearly,
&c.
    V.  And be it further enacted, That the several naval officers within this province
shall yearly, on the twentieth day of October, render to the commissioners aforesaid
an account on oath of all monies by them respectively received in virtue
of this act, up to the twenty-ninth day of September preceding, and, after deducting
five per cent. for collection, shall pay the balance to the said commissioners at the
time of rendering the same account.  And, to the end that the said duty of four-pence
current money per ton may continue no longer than necessary, the commissioners
aforesaid shall, when they shall judge it probable that one full year's collection
will, with what shall have been before received, be more than necessary to
make up the said sum of three thousand six hundred pounds current money, require
the several naval officers aforesaid to return an account to them of the said duty,
from the time of their last account thereof, to the day which the said commissioners
shall appoint for rendering such account, which the said naval officers are hereby
directed to do:  And as soon as it shall appear to the the said commissioners, that sufficient
hath been received by the said naval officers, they shall give notice thereof
to the naval officers aforesaid, and from thenceforth the said duty of four-pence
per ton shall cease, and the said duty of one penny halfpenny per ton shall commence.
How the duty
of one penny
halfpenny is
to be applied.
    VI.  And be it further enacted, That from the time of the commencement of
the said duty of one penny halfpenny per ton, until the expiration thereof, the produce
thereof, or what thereof may be necessary, may be applied, jointly with the
one penny halfpenny per ton granted in Virginia, by the act of the general assembly
thereof, in the proportion, and by the directors and managers aforesaid, for and
towards the support of the said light-house, and may be drawn for in manner
aforesaid, and shall be paid by the said commissioners out of the money by them
to be received on the said duty of one penny halfpenny per ton; and the directors
and managers aforesaid, are to render to the general assembly of this province an
account of the expenditure of the monies aforesaid hereby granted, at the time or
times and in the manner they render any account of the expenditure of the money
granted as aforesaid by the colony of Virginia.
Surplus to belong
to the
public, &c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That all the monies which shall arise on the said duty
of four-pence per ton, as well as the surplus, if any, of the said duty of one penny
halfpenny per ton, shall belong to the public of this province, and shall, from
time to time, as the same shall come to the hands of the commissioners aforesaid,
be lent out on the same terms, and in like manner, as other public monies in their
hands, and the same, with the interest thereof, shall be applied and disposed of as
the general assembly of this province shall direct and appoint.


 
clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
Volume 203, Page 95   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
  << PREVIOUS  NEXT >>


This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!


[ Archives' Home Page  ||  All About Maryland  ||  Maryland Manual On-Line  ||  Reference & Research
||  Search the Archives   ||  Education & Outreach  ||  Archives of Maryland Online ]

Governor     General Assembly    Judiciary     Maryland.Gov

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact mdlegal@mdarchives.state.md.us.

©Copyright  October 22, 2009
Maryland State Archives