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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729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

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

aforesaid that one act of Assembly begun & held at the Citty of St.
Maryes the tenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand
six hundred ninety two intituled an Act for the better Administracon
of Justice in the County Courts of this Province & every particular
clause & thing therein contained shall be & is hereby allso revived &
continued to stand remaine and be in full force & effect for & during
the terme of three years or to the end of the next Session of Assembly
which shall first happen.

Acts of
April, 1696,
ch. 5

An Act for the Assessing of three pence per hogshead upon Tobacco
towards the defraying the publick Charge of this Province.
Whereas the present necessity of this Province requires far greater
disbursements towards the defraying of the Publick charge than
what the present impositions levyed & assessed now being in the
hands of the Treasurers of this Province will discount, It is there-
fore humbly prayed that it may be Enacted & be it Enacted by the
Kings most Excellent Majesty by & with the advice & consent of
this present Gennerall Assembly & by the Authority of the same
that from & after the end of this present Session of Assembly all
Masters of Shipps or other Vessells now actually being or tradeing
within this Province or that shall be or trade in the same, that is to say
from the end of this present Session of Assembly for & dureing the
terme or time of one whole year next ensuing pay unto our Sovereigne
Lord the King his heires & Successors for the publick use of this Prov-
ince the sum of three pence sterling for every hogshead or quantity of
a hogshead containing four hundred pounds of Tobacco in such his
or their shipp or Vessell by him or them exported, for the collecting
& gathering whereof the several & respective Naval officers within
this Province shall take good & sufficient Security for the payment of
the same & render an account thereof to one of the publick Treas-
urers of this Province for the time being to be disposed of in such
method & manner as the Gennerall Assembly of this Province shall
think fitt. This Act to be in force for & dureing the terme and time
aforesaid and no longer.

Acts of
April, 1696,
ch. 7
(Repealed
1700, ch. 8)

An Act for the laying an imposition upon Negroes Slaves & white
Servants imported into this Province.

Forasmuch as this Gennerall Assembly are deeply sensible of the
great charge the Country is at for the building a State house & de-
fraying of other Publlck dues & dutyes & being desirous of easeing
the burthen under which at present the good people of this Province
doe grone have taken into their consideracon that it might be of great
advantage in order thereunto that an impost were laid upon Servants
& Slaves imported into this Province Be it therefore Enacted by the
Kings most Excellent Majesty by & with the advice & consent of this
present Gennerall Assembly & by the Authority of the same that from
and after the publication hereof all Masters of Ships or other Vessells



 
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