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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

" respectively:"  Which oath the said collector, or naval officer, is hereby empowered
and directed personally, or by their deputies, to administer, and a certificate
thereof give, without fee or reward.

1766.

CHAP.
  XXV.

    III.  And be it further enacted, That in case any such ship or vessel shall be offered
to be entered, and such oath shall be refused to be made, or delayed for the
space of forty-eight hours thereafter, that then the officer, to whom application
shall be made for entry as aforesaid, shall, and he is hereby enjoined and strictly
required immediately thereupon, to transmit and send a full and distinct account
and information thereof, to the governor or commander in chief of this province
for the time being:  And, on such information given as aforesaid, such ship or vessel
shall be obliged to make her quarantine in such place or places, for such time,
and in such manner, as from time to time shall for that purpose be directed by the
governor or commander in chief of this province, for the time being; and that during
the said time, and until the said ship or vessel shall be discharged of and from
such quarantine, no person coming, or goods imported therein, shall come or be
put on shore, or go on board any other ship or vessel within this province, nor
shall any person go on board such ship or vessel, obliged as aforesaid to make quarantine,
without licence first had and obtained from the governor or commander in
chief for the time being, in such manner, and under such limitations and restrictions
as he shall think fit to grant or allow the same:  And, that in case there shall
be any breach of the said quarantine, in any respect, the master, commander, chief
officer, or person having the charge of such ship or vessel, without such licence as
aforesaid, shall, if a free person, forfeit and pay one hundred pounds sterling, to be
recovered, with full costs of suit, in any court of record within this province, by
action of debt, bill of indictment, plaint or information, wherein no essoin, protection,
or wager of law, or more than one imparlance shall be allowed; and if a servant
or slave, suffer such corporal punishment, by whipping, not exceeding thirty-nine
stripes, as by two justices of the peace shall be ordered and adjudged, upon
complaint and proof of such offence.
In case of refusal
to make
such oath.

 
 
 
 

The governor
may order the
vessel to perform
quarantine.









Penalty for
breach of the
quarantine.

    IV.  And be it further enacted, That the master or commander of every ship or
vessel, importing above the said number of passengers or servants into this province,
after the said first day of May next, shall, before the said ship or vessel shall be admitted
to make her entry, discover and disclose to the collector and naval officer
aforesaid, the number of passengers and servants imported in such ship; and if the
master or commander of any such ship or vessel shall not make such discovery
as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay one hundred pounds sterling, to be recovered
as aforesaid.
The masters
to give information
of
their number
of passengers
and servants.
    V.  And be it further enacted, That any master or commander of a ship or vessel,
importing above the said number of passengers or servants as aforesaid, who shall
land or put on shore any passenger, servant or goods, from on board such ship, or
shall sell any servant imported in such ship, and also every person who shall buy
any such servant, or knowingly entertain in his, or her house, any passenger or
servant, or receive any goods imported in such ship, before certificate obtained of
such oath being made as aforesaid, shall respectively forfeit and pay twenty pounds
sterling, to be recovered as aforesaid.
Penalty on
landing, selling
or buying
before
oath made.
    VI.  And whereas, dangerous infectious distempers frequently break out in ships
and vessels importing passengers and servants into this province, on their arrival
here, after healthy passages:  Be it therefore enacted, That even after such certificate
obtained as aforesaid, if it shall be made appear to the governor or commander
in chief of this province, for the time being, by proof, on oath of at least two
credible witnesses, that the passengers or servants imported in such ship or vessel,
or the crew thereof, or any of them, are, or is infected with, or have the jail or
yellow-fever, or any such dangerous infectious distemper, the governor, or commander
in chief, may thereupon order such ship or vessel to perform quarantine,
in the manner aforesaid, and under the same penalties as are herein before mentioned,
to all persons concerned.
In case of
distempers
breaking out
after their
arrival.


 
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