LAWS of MARYLAND.
At a SESSION of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY
of MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of
ANNAPOLIS, on Thursday the twenty-second
July, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and seventy-nine, and ended
the 15th day
of August: The following laws were enacted.
THOMAS JOHNSON, Esq; Governor.
An ACT to revive and continue the late act of assembly to prevent distilling
See the act of October, 1778, ch. 19.
An ACT to restrict the delegates of this state in congress from engaging
trade, either foreign or domestic.
By obliging them to take an oath to
that purpose. To continue two years, &c. Expired.
An ACT to aid and make valid the proceedings of
Talbot county court.
Which were defective on account of
the court's being called and held on the Monday before the second,
instead of the Monday before the third Tuesday in December last.
An ACT relating to the issuing of writs of certiorari and habeas
corpus out of the general court in civil cases.
|| WHEREAS it was heretofore generally the practice
to obtain the allowance
of some one of the judges of the provincial court to every writ of
certiorari and habeas corpus, as well in civil as criminal
causes, and as
such practice is not only unnecessary, but may be attended with great inconvenience
and expence to suitors;
|| II. Be it enacted,
by the general assembly of Maryland, and it is hereby declared,
That on any writ of certiorari or habeas corpus, issued
out of the general court
to any court in this state, in any civil cause, the allowance of any one
judges of the said general court is not necessary, and every such writ
shall be obeyed
according to the command thereof and the law of the land.
An additional supplement to the act, entitled, An act to raise the
supplies for the
year seventeen hundred and seventy-nine.
The further sum of £. 9 15 0
in the £. 100, to be added to the 65f which are levyable under
An ACT for naturalization.
|| WHEREAS the increase of people is a means to advance
the wealth and
strength of this state: And whereas many foreigners, from the lenity
of our government, the security afforded by our constitution and laws
to civil and religious liberty, the mildness of our climate, the fertility
of our soil,
and the advantages of our commerce, may be induced to come and settle in
state, if they were made partakers of the advantages and privileges which
born subjects of this state do enjoy:
oath of allegiance
| II. Be it therefore
enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That every
person who shall hereafter come into this state, from any nation, kingdom
and shall, before the governor and the council, or before the general court,