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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
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ACTS.1


At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis, in the County of Ann-Arundel, for the Province
of Maryland, on the 12, and ended the 25th Day of July, in
the 12th Year of the Dominion of the Right Honourable
Charles, absolute Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of
Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltemore, &c. Annoq ;
Domini 1726, were Enacted the Laws following, viz.

Bacon's
Laws

Charles Calvert, Esq; Governor

A Supplementary Act to the Act for the better Administra-
tion of Justice in Testamentary Affairs, Granting Adminis-
trations, Recovery of Legacies, Securing Filial Portions,
and Distribution of Intestates Estates.

Forasmuch as it is represented to this General Assembly,
That several of the Inhabitants of this Province have suffered
much Damage by the Shortness of the Time allowed for
entering and prosecuting Appeals, from the Sentences and
Decrees made in the Prerogative Court for Probate of Wills
within this Province;
IL Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lord-
ship's Governeur, and the Upper and Lower Houses of As-
sembly, and the Authority of the same, That every Person
against whom any Sentence or Decree hath been made in the
said Court, since the first Day of May this present Year, shall
and may, by virtue of this Act, be at Liberty to enter an Appeal
from any such Sentence or Decree, at any Time within
Thirty Days after the End of this present Session of Assem-
bly, and the said Appeal to prosecute before a Court of Dele-
gates, at any Time within Thirty Days after such Appeal is
entered: And that all Persons against whom any Sentence
or Decree in the said Prerogative Court shall hereafter be
made, shall be allowed the Space of Thirty Days to enter an
Appeal therefrom, and Thirty Days more to prosecute such
before a Court of Delegates; any thing in the Act for the
better Administration of Justice in Testamentary Affairs,
Granting Administrations &c. or any other Law, Statute,
Usage or Custom to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

1Of the public general laws passed at this session, but one remained in force
in 1765, the text of which is taken from Bacon's Laws of Maryland at Large,
published in that year.

Chap. IX



 
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