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Passed 9th of
Dec. 1704.
An ACT for Advancement of the Natives and Residents of this
    Province.  Lib. LL. N° 3. fol. 210.
No Person to
hold any Office
of Trust,
&c. within 
this Province,
till after three
Years Residence;


Persons commissioned
by the Crown to
dispose of any
Place, &c.
shall make
Choice of
Residents, except

Persons commissioned

the Crown,
shall reside,
&c. without
particular Licence.
BE it Enacted by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice
and Consent of her Majesty's Governor, Council, and Assembly of this Province,
and the Authority of the same,
That no Person or Persons whatsoever,
who have not made this Province their Seat of Residence for the full
Space and Term of Three Years, shall have, hold, possess or enjoy any Place
of Office of Trust or Profit within the same, either by himself, or Deputy,
except such person or persons as shall have immediate Commission from her
Majesty, her Heirs and Successors, for any such place or Office aforesaid, as
also such Person or Persons, now possessed of any such Place or Office as aforesaid.

    II.  But that all and every her Majesty's principal Officers, within this
Province, having, or that shall hereafter have, Authority, by virtue of any
Commission from her Majesty, her Heirs and Successors, to him or them
granted, to dispose of any Place or Office as aforesaid, may upon Vacancy
of any Place or Office whereof they have Right to dispose, be obliged to
make choice of such Person or persons, as they shall think most worthy and
capable of executing such place or Office as aforesaid, out of the inhabitants
of this Province who have been Resident therein during the Time and Term
aforesaid, (except before excepted) any Custom or Usage to the contrary

    III.  And be it further Enacted, That ever Person or Persons whatsoever,
having Commission from the Queen's Majesty, her Heirs and Successors, to
exercise any Office within this Province, shall actually inhabit within this
Province, and exercise the same in his own proper Person, and not by any
Deputy or Deputies, without particular Leave from her Majesty.
                                            Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                                    THOMAS BACON.


Passed 9th of
Dec. 1704.
An Act declaring several Acts of Assembly, formerly made, to be in Force.  Lib
LL. N° 3. fol. 211.  EXP.
    The Acts hereby continued, are 1692, ch. 16; 1692, ch. 63; 1694, ch. 8; 1696, ch. 10; 1699,
ch. 3; 1700, ch. 3; and 1700, ch. 6; all which are declared to be in Force to the End of the
next Session of Assembly.


* 1704, ch. 59.
An Act for suspending the Prosecution of any Priests of the Communion of the
    Church of
Rome, incurring the Penalties of an Act of Assembly, entitled, * An
    Act for preventing the Growth of Popery, by exercising his Function in a private
    Family of the
Roman Communion, but in no other Case whatsoever.  Lib.
LL. N° 3. fol. 212.   EXP.
For 18 Months.

Passed 9th of
Dec. 1704.
An Act for the Division of St. Paul's Parish in Prince George's County.  Lib.
    LL. N° 3. fol. 213.
    (1.)  The said Parish to be divided.  (2.)  The Division Lines to begin with the dividing
Branches of Patuxent River, and to run with the Western Branch, to a Branch called Cabin-Branch,
by the Plantation of a certain edward Willet, and so with the Cabin-Branch, to the
Head thereof:  And the Southernmost part to be adjudged to be St. Paul's Parish.  (3.)  The said
St. paul's Parish to be further bounded and divided by the Ridge between Patuxent and Patowmack;
and the Eastern Side of the said Ridge, and the Northernmost Part of the Western Branch,
to be adjudged a new and distinct Parish, by the Name of Queen-Anne's Parish, with Power to
elect proper Officers, and enjoy all the Advantages, Privileges and Benefits of a compleat and
entire Parish.

Ditto. An Act declaring an Act, entitled, * An Act for Erecting Ann-Arundel and
Oxford Towns, into Ports and Towns, formerly made, to be in Force.  Lib.
    LL. N° 3. fol. 214.  EXP.

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