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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
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562 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 1710.

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.

An Act for the more Speedy Conveying of Publick Letters
and Packquetts of this province and defraying the Charge
thereof and for Repealing a former Law of this province
Entituled an Act for the more Speedy Conveying Publick
Letters and Pacquetts of this province & defraying the
Charge thereof.
Forasmuch as Severall of the Inhabitants of this province
have been formerly Subject to Great and manifest Inconve-
niences by pressing of horses (under pretext of Carrying and
Conveying publick Letters and pacquetts) for prevention
whereof and that due Care may be taken for the future that all
Publick Letters and Pacquetts for her Majty or publick Service
of this province be securely and Expeditiously Conveyed
according to their Directions, The Delegates of this Present
Generall Assembly do pray that it may be Enacted.
And be it Enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majty by
and with the advice and Consent of her Majtys Councill and
Assembly of this province and the authority of the same that
the Sherr of Each Respective County is hereby Enjoyned and
Commanded to take Care of all publick Letters and Expedi-
tiously to Convey them according to their respective directions
to the next Sherr or under Sherr of the next adjacent County
and for the Encouragement of the severall and respective
Sherriffs and their Diligence in Conveying such Publick Letters
and pacquetts that they may be allowed the severall sums
hereafter Expressed to be Laid in the Publick Levy of this
province (that is to say) to the Sher of Ann Arundell County
fifteeen hundred pounds of tobacco who is hereby oblidged to
Convey all such Publick Letters and Pacquetts as are Directed
and must Go over to the Eastern shore to Kent Island and
there to be delivered to the sher. of Queen Ann's County

p. 400

or his Deputy, To the sherriffe of Queen Anns County fourteen
hundred pounds of tobacco who is hereby also obliged to
Convey all such Letters and Pacquetts as are directed to the

Citty of Annapolis to the said Citty To the sherr. of Cecill

County one thousand pounds of tobo
who is also oblidged to
Convey all such Letters and Pacquetts as are directed to the
northward, to the towne of new Castle upon D'Laware to the
sherr of Talbot County Eight hundred pounds of Tobo
to the
sher of Kent County Six hundred pounds of tobacco, to the
sher of Dorchester County Six hundred pounds of tobacco,
and to the sher of Somerset County Six hundd pounds of
Tobacco; To the sher of Calvt County Eight hundred pounds
of tobacco, to the sher of Charles County Eight hundred
pounds of Tobo
to the Sherr of St Maries County Eight hun-
dred pounds of tobo
to the sher of Prince Georges County Six
hundred pounds of tobacco and to the Sher of Baltemore



 
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