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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
Volume 24, Page 331   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 331


And whereas by a late act of Assembly of our Province
of Maryland Entituled an Act for Establishment of Re-
ligious Worship in this Province, accordeing to the
Church of England, and for the Maintenance of Ministers,
It is amongst other things Enacted and ordained, that the
Vestrymen of Each Parish, and other persons shall before
theire Entring upon theire respectiue offices, subscribe the
Association made, and mentioned in an act made, in the
Seaventh yeare of the Reigne of his late Majesty William the
third, Entituled an Act for the better secureing his Majestyes
royall pson, and Governement. But whereas by the Death
of the late King Iames, and by the decease of his late
Majesty King William the third the subscribeing the said As-
sociation is not necessary to be any longer continued, such
part thereof as relates to the Support and Defence, and Suc-
cession of the Crowne therein mentioned, being more fully
provided for, by the aforesaid oath in aforementioned act En-
tituled an act to declare the alteraons in the oath appointed
&c. and its accordingely thereby Enacted, that so much of
the afd act, of the Seaventh yeare of his late Majesty King
William the third, as relates to the said association therein
contained, or the requireing any officer, or other psons in the
said act mentioned to Subscribe the Same, or the Enacting
any forfeitures, penaltyes, incapacityes, or Disabilityes upon
any person for the neglect, or refusall to subscribe the same,
or that requires any Court or Courts to tender the said As-
sociation be and are declared to be void and of noe Effect, to
all intents and purposes whatsoever, You are therefore to
moue the generall Assembly of our Province of Maryland
that an act be there passed in like Mannr to declare the As-
sociation to be Determined, and to Annull the obligaon that
lyes upon any pson there to take the Same, either by the fore-
mentioned act Entituled an Act for the Establishmt of Reli-
gious Worship in this Province, accordeing to the Church of
England, and for the Maintenance of Ministers or any other
act heretofore passed in our said province whatsoever, and
that itt may be the better understood what act and Laws are
in force, in our said Province of Maryland you are with the
councill there to take care, that all Laws now in force be re-
vised and considered.
And if there be any thing either in the matter or Stile of
them, which may be retrenched, or altered, you are to re-
present the same unto us with your opinion touching the said
Laws now in force (whereof you are to send a compleat body
unto us, and to our Comrs for trade and plantations with such
alteraons as you shall think fitt, to the End our approbation or
Disallowance may be Signified, there upon

P. R. O.



 
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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
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