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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 430   View pdf image (33K)
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430 Assembly Proceedings, July 1-10, 1696.

Lib. L. L. 2

by the Major part of them att the next Vestry which said
Vestryman before he shall be Admitted to sitt or Act in the
Vestry shall take the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament
instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and Sub-
scribe the Test and so shall the Church Wardens and Clerks
and shall also take his Oath well and truly to Act and do such
office without prejudice favour or Affection with Equall right
to all persons and shall not Diminish or deteine from any
Minister Legally qualifyed and presented, Inducted or
Appointed (by his Excellency the Governor or otherwise) any
right perquisite or benefitt given by Law And whereas this
present Year of Our Lord 1696 the Vestrymen of each respec-
tive parish aforesaid will have received the fourty pounds of
Tobbacco per poll, for three years for the building a Conve-
nient Church in every parish within this province which is
thought to be Sufficient for that end and purpose Be it
Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and with the Advice
and Consent aforesaid that where there is an Incumbent upon
the Benefice and officiates in no other place the Vestry of the
said parish shall not under Colour and pretext of finishing the
said Church or keeping the same in repaire withhold or

p. 133

Deteine from the said Incumbent any part of the fourty pounds
of Tobbacco p poll under any pretence w'sower Except what
is by this Act before Appointed. And be it Enacted by the
Authority aforesaid by and with the Advice and Consent
aforesaid That if any Minister priest or Magistrate shall Joyne
in Marriage any persons Contrary to the Table of Marriages
by this Act appointed to be Set up in every parish Church
within this Province he or they shall forfeitt the sume of five
Thousand pounds of Tobbacco and the parties so married
shall pay the like sume all which said fines to be to his Sacred
Maty his heires and Successors to be Imployed by the Vestry-
men to the bringing up and Educating of poor Orphans within
their severall and respective parishes to be recovered by the
said Vestrymen in the County Court of each respective
county by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information wherein
no Essoyn protection or Wager of Law to be allowed. And
Lastly Be it Enacted by the Authority Advice and Consent
aforesaid That one Act made att a Generall Assembly begun
and held att the City of St Marys the tenth day of May 1692
Intituled an Act for the Service of Allmighty God and the
Establishment of the Protestant Religion within this Province
as also one other Act made att a Sessions of Assembly begun
and held att the Porte of Annapolis the eighth day of May
1695 Intituled An Additionall Act to the Act of Religion be
and are hereby utterly repealed & made Void.



 
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