HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.
|by Action of Debt, or on the Case, with full Costs, in any Court of
within this Province having Cognizance of the same, one Half thereof
applied to the Use of him, her, or them, that shall sue for the same, the
Half to be applied to the Use of the County Schools; which said Duty
shall be collected, accounted for and paid, by the several Naval Officers,
the same Manner as the Duties on Negroes, heretofore imposed by the Laws
of this Province, are directed to be collected, accounted for and paid,
under the like Penalties, to be recovered and applied to the Use of the
County Schools, in like Manner as the Duties last mentioned are, by
Laws of this Province, directed to be applied.
always, That nothing herein contained, shall hinder any
Person or Persons, who shall remove from any other of his Majesty's Dominions,
in order to settle and reside within this Province, from bringing with
him, her, or them, such Negroes as he, she, or they, shall be possessed
for carrying on his, her, or their proper Occupation, at the Time of such
Removal, but that such Negroes may be imported Duty free, any Thing
herein tot he contrary notwithstanding.
also, That if any Importer or Bringer in of any such Negroes
as aforesaid, shall desire to export them, or any of them, within Two
Months from the Time of their Importation, and shall make Report thereof
to the Naval Officer with whom they were first Entered, and shall export
or any of them, it shall and may be lawful for such Naval Officer to repay
the aforesaid Duty to such Importer or Bringer in, for such Negroes,
to the Number that shall be so Exported.
IV. This Act to continue and be in Force, from
the End of this Session
of Assembly, for and during the Term of Three Years, and to the End of
the next Session of Assembly that shall happen after the said Three Years.
to the Use of
how to be
Proviso, as to
the Slaves of
in 2 Months
the Duty to
|An Act to continue the Power of Sheriffs and Collectors, under the
l An Act for granting
a Supply of Forty Thousand Pounds for his Majesty's
Service, and striking Thirty Four Thousand and Fifteen
Six Shillings thereof, in Bills of Credit, and raising
a Fund for sinking the
same, in Collecting and Accounting for the several
Sums due in Virtue of that
Act. Lib. H.S. fol. 521.
Act impowered the respective Sheriffs and Collectors, to collect and levy,
every of the Taxes, Rates and Duties, imposed by that Act (which should
be due and unpaid
at the End of this present Session) at any Time before the 29th September
1764, in the same Manner
as the same might have been collected and levied by them,
in virtue of the said Act, during
the Continuance thereof; the Expiration of the said Act notwithstanding.
l 1756, ch. 5.
|An Act impowering Richard Richardson, of Frederick
County, to sell and dispose
of the lands which belonged to his deceased Father Richard
and to apply the Money arising therefrom, to the Uses
of his said Father's Will,
Lib. H.S. fol. 522. PR.
|An ACT to impower the Justices of Charles County, to Levy on
Inhabitants of Port-Tobacco Parish, in said
County, an additional Sum,
not exceeding Two Pounds of Tobacco per Poll, annually,
for the further
Support of an Organist in the said Parish. Lib.
H.S. fol 525.
N.B. The 2 lb Tobacco per
Poll, granted by the Act of 1758, ch. 16, being found insufficient
for that Purpose, (1.) The Justice of Charles County
are required annually, during the
Continuance of that Act, on Application of the Vestry, to assess and levy
on the taxable Inhabitants
of the said Parish, a further Sum, not exceeding 2 lb Tobacco per Poll,
to be collected
by the Sheriff, and by him paid (deducting his Salary of 5 per Cent) to
the Vestry, in the same
Manner as the 2 lb per Poll granted by the former Act, and to be applied
by the Vestry to the
Support of an Organist. (2.) The Parishioners have Liberty
to discharge the Assessment in this