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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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118 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Public
Record
Office,
London.
C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,
Maryland.
From
1694-1702.
Acts

of Judgment, provided It appeares by the Record that the parties
defendant were Legally summoned & not condemned unheard.
And Be It Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that Ser-
vants Imported into this province or any servants that binde them-
selves for Yeares within this Province or any bound out by the
County Courts of this Province. That if any matter of dispute arises
Either in Relation to their Indentures or Contracts or any other
Matter of Difference between the said Masters & Servants The
same shall be Tryed, heard & determined by petition as aforesaid,
any Law, Statute or Usage, to the Contrary Notwithstanding.
This Act to Endure for three Yeares or to the end of the next Sessions
of Assembly.

Acts of
Oct. 1698,
ch. 17
[Other Acts
of this
Session are
printed in
Vol. 22
of the
Archives]

An Act for the more speedy Conveying the Publick Letters and
Pacquetts of this Province and Settling a Revenue on the Sherriffs
for the defraying the Charge thereof.
Forasmuch as Severall of the inhabitants of this Province haveing
been formerly subject to great and manifest inconveniencys by
reason of pressing horses under pretext of carrying and conveying
of publick Letters and pacquetts for prevention whereof And that
due care may be taken for the future that all Publick Letters and
Pacquetts relateing to his Maty or publick service of this Province
be Securely and Expeditiously Conveyed according to theire Direc-
tions The Delegates of this generall Assembly do pray that it may
be Enacted And be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty
by and with the advice and Consent of this present generall Assembly
and the Authority of the same That the Sherriffe of each respective
County is hereby Enjoyned and Commanded to take Care of all
Publick Letters and Pacquetts and Expeditiously to Convey them
according to theire directions to the next Sherriffe or undersherriffe
of the adjacent County And for the Encouragement of the severall
& respective Sherriffes and theire diligence in Conveying such Letters
and pacquetts That they be allowed the severall Sums hereafter Ex-
pressed to be layd in the publicque leavy of this Province (Vizt) To
the Sherriffe of Anne Arundell County fifteen hundred pounds of To-
bacco who is also hereby oblieged to Convey all such Letters and
pacquetts as are directed and must go over to the Easterne Shoar
to Kent Island and there to be delivered to the Sherriffe of Talbott
County or his Deputy, to the Sherriffe of Talbott County fifteen hun-
dred pounds of Tobacco who is hereby also oblieged to Convey all
such Letters and Pacquetts that are directed to the Porte of Annapolis.
To the Sherriffe of Kent County 8 hundred pounds of Tobacco who is
also oblieged to Convey all such Letters & Pacquetts that are directed
to the Porte of Annapolis to Kent Island and deliver them to the
Sheriffe or under Sheriffe of Talbott County (Except he can con-
vey them more ready and Expeditious way to Annapolis) who is also
hereby oblieged to Convey all such Letters and Pacquetts to the



 
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