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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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LAWS OP MARYLAND. 1692.

 

variance, by any writ, action, bill, complaint or information, in

 

anywise touching or concerning any lands, tenements or here-

 

ditaments, or any goods, chattels, debts or damages, in any of

 

the courts of record within this province, or that shall unlaw-

 

fully and corruptly procure or suborn any witness or witnesses,

 

from and after the publication aforesaid, to be sworn to testify

 

in perpetuam rel memoriam ; that then every such offender or

 

offenders shall, for his or their said offence, being thereof law-

 

fully convicted or attainted, lose and forfeit the sum of forty

 

pounds sterling. And if it happen any such offender or offen-

 

ders, so being convicted or attainted as aforesaid, shall not have

 

goods, chattels, lands or tenements, to the value of forty pounds

 

as aforesaid, then every such person or persons, so being con-

 

victed or attainted as aforesaid, shall, for his or their said

 

offence, suffer imprisonment, for and during the space of one

 

whole year, without bail or mainprise, and stand upon the pil-

 

lory one whole hour, at the pillory next adjoining the place

 

where he, she or they, shall be convicted as aforesaid.

 

The punishment has been changed by 1809, chap. 138, sec. 8, to confine-

 

ment in the penitentiary.

No person

SEC. 3. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

be receiv-
ed as a wit-

That no person or persons, being convict or attaint as aforesaid,

ness, &c.

shall be from thenceforth received as a witness, to be deposed

 

and sworn in any court of record within this province, until

 

such time as the judgment given against the said person or

 

persons be reversed, by attaint or otherwise. And that, upon

 

every such reversal, the parties grieved to recover his, her or

 

their damages, against all and every such person or persons, as

 

did procure the said judgment so reversed to be given against

 

them, or any of them, by action or actions upon his, her or

 

their case or cases, according to the common course of the laws

 

of this province.

Penalty on

SEC. 4. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid.

sons
lty of

That if any person or persons, after the publication hereof,

jury, &c.

either by subornation, unlawful procurement, sinister persua-

 

sion, or means of any other, or by their own act, consent or

 

agreement, wilfully and corruptly, commit any manner of wilful

 

perjury, by their deposition in any court of record in this pro-

 

vince, as aforesaid, or being examined in perpetuam rei memo-

 

riam; that then every person and persons so offending, and

 

being thereof duly convicted or attainted by the laws of this

 

province, shall, for his or their said offence, lose and forfeit

 

twenty pounds sterling, and suffer imprisonment the space of

 

six months, without bail or mainprise ; and the oath of such

 

person or persons so offending, from thenceforth not to be re-

 

ceived within any court of record within this province, until

 

such time as the judgment given against the said person or



 
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