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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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592 Assembly Proceedings, 1714-1726.

Session
Laws

sue for the same, the other Half to the Use of the County-School
where such Person so offending shall dwell; to be recovered in any
Court of Record within this Province, by Action of Debt, Bill,
Plaint or Information, wherein no Essoyn, Protection or Wager
of Law to be allowed.
And to prevent Attorneys from commencing Litigious Actions,
purely to increase their Fees, Be it further Enacted, That no At-
torney, or other Practitioner of the Law, shall hereafter be allowed
any Fee for Prosecuting any Action or Suit of his own; any Law,
Statute, Usage, or Custom to the contrary, notwithstanding.

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority, Advice, and Con-
sent aforesaid, That an Act of Assembly, made at a Session of
Assembly, begun and held at the City of Annapolis, the Sixth Day
of October, Anno Dom' One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty
Five, Entituled, An Act to restrain the ill Practices of Attorneys ;
and to prevent their taking Money-Fees; and ascertaining what
Fees shall be allowed to Practitioners in the Law, who shall attend
the Circuit Courts; and every Matter, Clause, and Thing therein
contained, be for ever hereafter declared to be utterly abrogated,
and made null and void, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes
whatsoever.
Provided, That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not
extend, or be construed to extend, to hinder any Attorney or Attor-
neys, Practitioners or Advisers in the Law whatsoever, from Prose-
cuting, Defending, or causing to be brought to final End or Judg-
ment, any Action or Actions, he or they have already brought, com-
menced, prosecuted or defended, against any Person or Persons in
this Province, either in Behalf of themselves, or any other, which
have been commenced or brought at any Time before the Sixth Day
of October, Seventeen Hundred Twenty Five; nor to debar or
hinder any Practitioner in the Law whatsoever, from bringing,
prosecuting, or defending, in his or their proper Person or Persons,
any Action or Actions that relate to him or themselves.

p. 289

Provided, They or any of the Attorneys aforesaid, shall make
appear upon Oath, before the Justices of the Court or Courts where
such Action or Actions are brought, or defended, That the said
Action or Actions, so brought or defended, are what they are really,
and bona fide, concerned in, on their own personal Right, or as
Executors or Administrators of any Person or Persons deceased,
without any Deceit, Collusion, or Artifice whatsoever, to evade the
Oath of Client or Attorney, prescribed by this Act.
And, forasmuch as it is represented to this present General As-
sembly, That many Actions commenced before the Sixth Day of
October last, have been discontinued, or the Persons commencing
the same, have or may suffer Non-Suits, or Decrees or Judgments
have been rendred against sundry Defendants, in the several Courts



 
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