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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1758-1761
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388 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 26-Oct. 15, 1760.

Liber H. S.
No. 1

Hundred and Fifty-four, any way relative to the several Duties,
Taxes, Licence-Money, Fines and Forfeitures, therein mentioned,
except the Duty on Servants imported for the Term of Seven Years
or upwards, and the Duty of Two Pence per Gallon on Madeira
Wine, shall be and are hereby continued in full Force from the Time
the Purposes in the said Acts shall be fully answered and complied
with, until the Purposes of the Act, entituled, An Act for granting
a Supply of Forty Thousand Pounds for his Majesty's Service, and
strinking Thirty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds Six Shillings
thereof in Bills of Credit, and raising a Fund for sinking the same,
shall be fully answered and complied with, and the Sum of Money
thereby granted, shall be repaid and replaced in the Loan-Office, and
from thence for and during the Continuance of this Act.

[Commis-
sioners ap-
pointed, in
Case the
Funds should
not raise a
sufficient
Sum, to meet
and make an
Estimate of
the Defi-
ciency, and
lay an
additional
Land-Tax.]
p. 388

And to prevent any Evils that may possibly arise, should the
several Funds by the aforesaid Acts imposed, and by this Act con-
tiued, be insufficient to replace and sink the Sum of Forty Thousand
Pounds, according to the true Intent and Design of this, and the
Act for granting thereof, Be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid,
That the Honourable Samuel Chamberlaine, Benjamin Tasker,
junior, Benedict Calvert, Daniel Dulany, and Stephen Bordley,
Esquires, Charles Carroll, John Gassaway, William Murdock,
Matthew Tilghman, and Robert Lloyd, Esquires, are appointed
by Virtue of this Act Commissioners for the Purposes herein after
mentioned; That is to say, the said Commissioners or the Majority
of them, or of the Survivors of them, shall, on the First Monday
of August, which shall be in the Year of our Lord One Thousand
Seven Hundred and Sixty-two, repair to the Office of the Commis-
sioners or Trustees for Emitting Bills of Credit, established by Act
of Assembly, and there examine and inspect into the State of the
Funds and Account of Money paid into the said Office, in Virtue
of this Act, and the Parts of the Acts herein mentioned to be con-
tinued, and shall make an Estimate of what the several Taxes, Duties,
Impositions, Licence-Money, Fines and Forfeitures, therein men-
tioned and continued, will amount to in Seven Years, allowing the
Seventh Year's Collection of the said Taxes, Duties, Impositions,
Licence-Money, Fines and Forfeitures, to be equal to the averaged
Rate of the Six last preceding Years Collection; and if it shall
appear to them by such Estimate that there will be a Deficiency, that
is, that the Sum of Five Thousand Nine Hundred and Eighty-four
Pounds Fourteen Shillings will not, by the Ways and Means in this
Act, and the Parts of the Acts herein mentioned to be continued, be
replaced, and the Sum of Thirty-four Thousand and Fifteen Pounds
Six Shillings paid in, in order to be sunk and destroyed as aforesaid,
by the Expiration of Seven Years, from the Twentieth Day of June,
which was in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Fifty-Six, then and in such Case, the said Commissioners or the



 
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