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Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland : from the year 1692 to 1839 inclusive, with annotations thereto,and a copious index.
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THE
PUBLIC GENERAL LAW
OF
MARYLAND.
MAY, 1692—CHAPTER 16.
AN ACT for punishment of persons suborning of witnesses, or committing
wilful and corrupt perjury.
N. B. This law is declared to remain and be in full force by 1705, ch. 8.
WHEREAS several persons, void of grace, and the dread of
the Almighty, have, and do still continue, for small profits
accruing to themselves, to commit wilful and corrupt perjury,
or cause or procure the same to be committed, either out of a
design for the reasons and purposes aforesaid, or merely to
revenge an imaginary injury done them, to the great prejudice
of divers of their majesties loyal subjects, inhabiting within
this province: And forasmuch as the laws for this province
heretofore made, for the prevention of the like mischiefs and
inconveniences, have, upon a mature and deliberate considera-
tion, by this present general assembly, been found altogether
inconsistent with the constitution of this province, or the laws
of England, in such cases made and provided :
Preamble.
SEC. 2. Be it therefore enacted, by the King and Queen's most
excellent majesties, by and with the advice and consent of this
present General Assembly, and the authority of the same, That
if any person or persons whatsoever, from and after the publi-
cation hereof, shall unlawfully or corruptly procure any witness
or witnesses, by letters, rewards, promises, or by any other
sinister, unlawful labour or means whatsoever, to commit any
wilful and corrupt perjury, in any matter or cause whatsoever,
now depending, or which hereafter shall depend in suit and
1
Penalty for
corrupting
witnesses,
&c.


 
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Clement Dorsey. The general public statutory law and public local law of the state of Maryland : from the year 1692 to 1839 inclusive, with annotations thereto,and a copious index.
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