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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                                THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.

    VIII.  And be it enacted, That if the said Zephaniah Turner shall decline or
refuse to act, or die, in the recess of the general assembly, the governor, with the
advice of the council, may appoint a fit and proper person to act as commissioners
to audit and settle the pay and accounts of the officers and soldiers aforesaid, and
to hold such office until the meeting of the general assembly.



On refusal to
act, &c. governor
appoint, &c.

    IX.  And be it enacted, That the following scale of depreciation shall be the
rule by which the said commissioner shall be governed in the settlement of the
accounts against the said officers and soldiers, provided that the said scale of depreciation
shall not hereafter be taken as a precedent in the payment of public
creditors.  One thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven; January, one and
half; February, one and half; March, two; April, two and half; May, two and
half; June, two and half; July, three; August, three; September, three; October,
three; November, three; December, four.  One thousand seven hundred
and seventy-eight; January, four; February, five; March, five; April, six;
May, five; June, four; July, four; August, five; September, five; October, five;
November, six; December, six.  One thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine;
January, eight; February, ten; March, ten and half; April, seventeen; May,
twenty-four; October, thirty; November, thirty-eight and half; December, forty-one
and half.  One thousand seven hundred and eighty; January, forty and an
half; February, forty-seven and an half; March, sixty one and an half; April,
sixty-one and an half; May, fifty-nine; June, sixty-one and an half; July, sixty-four
and an half.
Scale of depreciation.
    X.  And be it enacted, That the said commissioner shall be entitled to receive
twenty-five shillings per diem in real money, or the value, for every day he shall
attend in the execution of his office in pursuance of this act within this state, and
thirty-five shillings like money for every day he shall attend in pursuance of this
act out of the state.
    XI.  And, effectually to secure the payment of the money due on the said certificates,
with interest thereon at the rate of six per cent. per annum from the said
first day of August last, Be it enacted, That the lands commonly called Talbot's
or New Connought Manor, in Cæcil county, My Lady's Manor in Baltimore, or
Baltimore and Harford counties, and Monocacy Manor in Frederick county, being
British property, and seized and confiscated as such, by the act of this present
session to seize, confiscate and appropriate, all British property within this state,
shall be and are hereby set apart and burthened and charged with the payment of
the money and interest aforesaid due on the said certificates, and the same shall be
raised out of the said lands, by sales thereof, in such manner as the general assembly
shall hereafter direct; and the said certificates shall and may be received, for
the principal and interest due thereon, as specie, rating Spanish dollars as seven
shillings and six-pence each, in payment for the said lands, or any other British
property to be sold in this state, except that specially engaged to sink the new
state bills of credit, and such as is or shall be specially engaged for the security
and payment of loans to be made to this state; provided, that in case so many of
the said certificates shall be paid in on the sales of other property, as that the
said manors shall be greatly more than sufficient and adequate security for the residue,
the general assembly may apply to any other purposes any part of the said
manors, leaving amply sufficient to secure the full payment of the other outstanding

Certain manors
with the
payment of
money due,

    XII.  And it is hereby declared, That it is not the intention of this general
assembly to disturb the tenants or settlers on the lands aforesaid, engaged as security
for payment of the certificates to be granted in pursuance of this act, but that
the tenants or settlers shall be indulged in the purchase of the parts they respectively
occupy or possess, on one tenth part below their true value, on the following
terms of payment, to wit:  One seventh part to be paid within three
months after the contract, and one seventh part, with yearly interest on the whole
that may be due, yearly thereafter, till the whole shall be paid.
Tenants may
purchase the
parts they
possess, &c.
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