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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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Acts. 81


importing Servants into this Province at the time of their entry pay
unto the Navall Officer for the time being properly belonging to such
port & place where such entry shall be made as aforesaid the sum
of two shillings & six pence per pole for every Servant on penalty &
forfeiture in case of non payment or refusall to pay the said tax
the sum of twenty shillings sterling per pole for every Servant by
such Master concealed or unpaid for as aforesaid, to be recovered by
action of debt, Bill, plaint or informacon in any Court of Reccord
within this Province wherein no essoyne protection or wager of law
to be alowed. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid,
by & with the advice & consent aforesaid that for every Negroe im-
ported into this Province either by land or by water the importer
or importers of such Negroe or Negroes shall pay unto the Navall
Officer as aforesaid the sum of twenty shillings sterling per pole on
penalty & forfeiture of five pounds sterling per pole for every negro
by them imported & kept back or unaccounted for as aforesaid to be
recovered as aforesaid, & to be collected & gathered deposited & ac-
counted for to the use intent & purpose & in such method & manner
as in the act for the impost of four pence per gallon made at a Session
of Assembly begun & held at the Citty of St. Maryes the one &
twentieth day of September, in the year of our Lord 1694, is therein
menconed & expressed anything herein contained to the contrary
notwithstanding. This act to endure for one year or to the end of

the next Session of Assembly which shall first happen.

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

An Act explaining one part of an Act of Assembly imposeing the
duty of Tenn per Cent upon all European commodities exported
out of this Province.
In consideracon that Virginia is our neighbouring Government &
depending on the same trade that this Province doth & being so neer
scituate to us & that the Merchants, Traders into this place have
often a Trade there also & have frequent occasions to remove part of
their goods from this place there & from thence hither & many times
goods consigned to the Inhabitants of Virginia are sent in ships that
comes into Maryland, Wee the Burgesses & Delegates of this present
Gennerall Assembly doe declare that we did not intend by the afore-
said Act of Assembly that the said duty should be imposed upon
European Commodities exported out of this Province into Virginia
& no further but there sould & disposed on, and therefore we humbly
pray that it may be Enacted. And be it Enacted by the Kings most
Excellent Majesty by & with the advice & consent of this present
Gennerall Assembly & the Authority of the same that it shall & may
be lawful to & for any Merchant or Merchants, Traders or Inhab-
itants of this Province to send any part of their goods & commodities
imported into any part of this Province out of this Province again
into Virginia for sale as they find their Marketts & occasions require.
And allsoe to send any parcell or parcells of such European corn-

Acts of
April, 1696,
ch. 9



 
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