ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT for the relief of
the poor within the county of Baltimore.
An alms-house is to be built in the
said county, and the commissioners of the loan-office are directed
to lend the trustees, appointed by this act, the sum
of £. 4,000, out of that part of the bills to be emitted,
which are appropriated for loan to the inhabitants of
Every inhabitant of that part of the
county, which, after the division, shall retain the name of Baltimore,
shall, in the year 1774, and every year afterwards, pay
the sheriff 12lb. of tobacco, or 1f6 in
money. The sheriff is to collect the same, as he
does the county levy; and, after deducting his commission,
shall, by the 31st of August, pay to the commissioners
the whole amount of the tax, in money,
rating the same at 12f6 per hundred. And,
in case of failure on his part, they are to proceed against
him, and his securities, on his office bond, in the same
manner as they are directed to do on bonds given
for loans; and they shall recover likewise an interest
of four per cent. When payments are made to
them, they shall give the county credit; and, after they shall have received
the whole principal and interest
on the money by them advanced, they are give notice to the sheriff, and
the tax of 12 per poll
is to cease.
If any part of this 21 per poll tax be paid tobacco,
the sheriff is directed to sell it in open court, on
the second day of the August term following. In his account with
the court, he shall be allowed annually
for insolvents, as well as for those who pay in tobacco; and he shall be
charged with the price
for which the tobacco shall have been sold. At November term, after
his last collection, he shall account
for, and pay to the court, the surplus of the tax, remaining,
after the payment of the said principal
and interest to the loan-office.
The residue of this act is, as nearly as may be, a copy
of the general law of 1768, ch. 29. So that the
poor-house of Baltimore county is upon the same footing, as if Baltimore
county had been comprehended
within that law.
An ACT for the further continuance of an act, entitled, An act for
of the staple of tobacco, and for preventing frauds
in his majesty's
An ACT to enable the undertaker for building the stadt-house to cover
The stadt-house is directed to be covered
with copper, of such thickness as that a foot square shall contain
18oz. 4dwts. at least, instead of the state, lead or tile, already contracted
for. The undertaker is required
to fix, in the best manner, an iron rod, pointed with gold or silver, to
reach six feet above the cupola,
and to run six feet below the surface of the ground. The commissioners
of the loan-office are directed
to pay him £. 1,455 2 8 sterling, as a full satisfaction for doing
what is herein enjoined, upon his
giving security in double the sum for refunding it, with interest of four
per cent. in case the said cover be
not put on, in a complete and workman-like manner, by the first day of
An ACT for payment of the public creditors.
The journal of accounts, passed this
session, is to be discharged by the commissioners of the loan-office,
with bills of credit, at the rates of 12/3 dollar for 100lb. of tobacco,
and one dollar for 7f6 in money.
|At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Wednesday
day of March, in the 3d year of the
of the Right Honourable HENRY HARFORD,
absolute lord and proprietary of the province of Maryland,
and ended the 19th day of April, anno
1774: The following laws were enacted.
ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT for the adjournment of the provincial court.
The provincial court for September
last, which stands adjourned to the 28th instant, and the next April
provincial court, are both adjourned to the first Tuesday in May.
An ACT to prevent infection from the ship Chance.