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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1764-1765
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ACTS OF THE ASSEMBLY PASSED IN
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 1765

Liber H. S.
No. 1
1765
p. 532

At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Friday the first Day of November in the fifteenth Year of the
Dominion of the Right Honble Frederick Absolute Lord and Pro-
prietary of the Provinces of Maryland & Avalon Lord Baron of
Baltimore & so forth Anno Domini 1765 and ending the twentieth
Day of December following.
The following Laws were enacted & assented to by his Excellency
Horatio Sharpe Esquire Governor.

No. 1
[Preamble]

A Supplementary Act to the Act entitled an Act relating to the Stand-
ard of English Weights and Measures
Whereas by the Act entituled, an Act relating to the Standard of
English Weights and measures no penalty is imposed upon persons
buying by any dry measure or measures without first having the said
Measure or Measures tryed and Stamped at the Standard as there is
upon the Seller: And Whereas it is represented to this General As-
sembly that many Buyers of Grain Flaxseed and other Commodities
when the people have carried them a great distance to Market refuse
to buy them unless by measure or measures of their own which have
been found upon Tryal to be larger than the Standard aforesaid

[Penalty on
Persons
buying, un-
less the
Measures are
agreeable to
the Act of
1715, ch. 10]

Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the advice and Consent of his Lordships Gov-
ernor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and the
Authority of the same that if any Person or Persons Shall hereafter
Buy by any dry Measure or measures being his her or their property
or found or provided by him her or them Contrary to the True
Intent and meaning of the above recited Act he she or they shall
forfeit and pay the Sum of five Pounds Current money for every
Offence, one half thereof to the Informer or him, her or them
that Shall Sue for the Same and the other half to be paid into the
Hands of the Treasurer of the respective Shore when such forfeiture
shall happen and applied as the General Assembly for the time being
shall direct and appoint to be recovered in any Court of Record
within this Province by Action on the Case, Action of Debt, Bill of
Indictment or Information wherein no Essoin, protection or wager

[Action to
be brought
in a year]

of Law or more than one Imparlance shall be allowed.
Provided always that Such Action shall be commenced within one



 
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