ROBERT BOWIE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.
any debt, damages or costs, contracted, owing or growing due, before
the passage of this act, the court before whom such process
shall be returned shall and may discharge such debtor or debtors
out of custody on his common appearance being entered, without
any special bail; Provided, that the discharge of such debtor or
debtors shall not acquit or discharge any other person from such
debt, damages or costs, or any part thereof, but that all such persons
shall be answerable for the same in such manner as they were
before the passing of this act.
| 14. AND BE IT ENACTED, That all proceedings
under this act
shall be recorded by the clerk of the county court in which such
debtor shall reside, who shall be entitled to the same fees as are
fixed by law for services in other cases, which shall be paid at the
time of obtaining the discharge.
under this act to
| 15. AND BE IT ENACTED, That in all appointments
under this act by the county court, in the room of any person before
appointed, the county court should consult the creditors, and
govern themselves by the choice of a majority of them, in value,
unless upon notice given by public advertisement, or in such
manner as they shall think reasonable, the said creditors shall
neglect to make such choice.
of trustees creditors
to be consulted.
| 16. AND BE IT ENACTED, That none of the said
do not make application as aforesaid on or before the first day of
June next, and who shall not execute a deed for all his estate real,
personal or mixed, to any trustee appointed in virtue of this act,
within one month after the appointment of such trustee, and bond
given by him according the provisions of this act, shall have any
benefit of this act.
|Debtors not applying
of June next, to
have no benefit of
this act, &c.
| 17. AND BE IT ENACTED, That Charles Rogers,
in the gaol of Baltimore county, Robert Cooke and Walter Willson
of the city of Baltimore, shall be entitled to receive the full
relief and benefit by this act granted to the petitioners herein before
mentioned, on their complying with all the rules and conditions
of such petitioners required, except that the said Charles
Rogers, Robert Cook and Walter Willson, shall not be required to
produce to the county court any evidence of their being a citizen
of Maryland and of their having resided therein two years preceding
the passage of this act.
entitled to benefits
of this act, &c.
An Act for the payment of the Journal of Accounts. Lib.
4, fol. 709.
Passed Jan. 20, 1805.
| WHEREAS it appears by the journal of accounts of
that there is due from this state the sum of thirty-one thousand
three hundred and fifty-eight dollars and twenty-eight and three
| 2. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That
the treasurer of the western shore shall and he is hereby authorised
and required to pay the several persons, their executors, administrators,
assigns or orders, or to such of them as shall offer to receive the same,
the several sums of current money allowed to them
respectively, as they appear to be settled and ascertained by the
said journal of accounts, out of any money now in the treasury,
or that shall come into the treasury, subject to the appropriation
of the general assembly.