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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1733-1736
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92 Assembly Proceedings, March 13,1732/3-April 12, 1733.

Session
Law

of good and lawful Men, de Circumstantibus, or of the nearest In-
habitants, to serve as Grand Jurors then; and return a Pannel of
them, for the finding of Bills of Indictments, for all Treasons, Mur-
thers, and other Capital Offences: And that the said Sheriff shall and
may, by Order of the said Justices of the Provincial Court, then im-
mediately summon a competent and sufficient Number of good and
lawful Men, de Circumstantibus, or of the nearest Inhabitants, to
serve as Petit Jurors; and return as a Pannel of them, for the Tryal
of any Issue, to be had and tryed upon any such Indictment, before
the said Justices of the said Provincial Courts; any Act to the con-
trary, notwithstanding.
Provided always, and be it further Enacted, That no .Person or
Persons, who hath or have given Notice of any Tryal to be had at
next April Assizes, shall be burthened with any Costs, for not
coming then to Tryal; any Law or Statute to the contrary, not-
withstanding.
And be it further Enacted, That any Witness or Witnesses, who
is or are bound, by any Recognizance or Recognizances, to appear at
the Assizes, to testify against any Person charged with any Offence
not tryable in the County Courts, shall appear to testify, and give his,
her, or their Evidence, in the Provincial Court, to be held the Third
Tuesday in May next; any Law, Usage, or Custom to the contrary,
notwithstanding.

Chap. V
p.5

I An Act for Emitting and Making Current, Ninety Thousand
Pounds, Current Money of Maryland, in Bills of Credit.

Whereas Tobacco, the only Staple of this Province, and the
principal Dependance of its Inhabitants, hath for several Years past
produced so little, that several of the People, not able to get the
Neccesaries of Life, by the Fruits of their Labour, have been obliged
to desert their Habitations; and many more must follow their Ex-
ample, or be constrained to attempt some other Way of living, less
advantageous to the Trade of Great-Britain, their Mother-Country,
than making Tobacco, unless some Expedient can be found, to
remove the Difficulties under which they have long laboured :
And whereas, the most probable Means to enable the People to
discharge their Taxes, and other Engagements now payable in
Tobacco, otherwise, and to destroy such ordinary and unmer-
chantable Tobaccos, which serve only to clog the Markets, and to
depreciate the best Sorts of that Commodity, as well as to put the
People in a Condition to carry on the Tobacco Trade, to the Ad-
vantage of Great-Britain, and this Province, is to establish a Paper
Currency, or Bills of Credit, upon a sinking Fund: Wherefore it
is prayed, that it may be Enacted :
And be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprie-
tary, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Upper and Lower



 
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