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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                                    WILLIAM PACA, Esq; Governor.

commissioners, who are vested with full power and authority, in virtue of this
act, to lay out a certain portion or part of the said reserved ground, as before
mentioned, in said town, for the purpose of building a market-house thereon, and
to contract with fit and proper persons for the building a house, not less than fifty
feet in length and thirty in breadth, for a market-house, for the use of the inhabitants
of said town and county.

1783.

CHAP.
    XI.

    III.  And be it enacted, That the said portion of ground, laid out by the said
commissioners as aforesaid, shall be bounded.
To be bounded,
&c.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That from and after the twentieth day of August next,
two days in every week shall be held as market days within the town of Elizabeth
aforesaid, to wit, Wednesdays and Saturdays; and victuals and provisions whatsoever,
brought to the said town for sale, except beef by the quarter or large
quantity, and pork by the hog or hogs, upon those or any other days, shall be
carried to the public market-house of the said town, there to be sold to the inhabitants,
at the stated market hours, to wit, from any time in the morning to
twelve at noon.
Market days,
&c.
    V.  And be it enacted, That no inhabitant of the said town, or other person,
shall presume to buy, or cause to be bought, or any person or persons, being and
within one mile thereof, or having brought any kind of victuals or provisions
whatsoever to the said market for sale (except as before excepted) either upon the
above stated market days, or any other day of the week, during the time of the
above stated market hours, at any other place whatsoever, but at or in the aforesaid
market-house, under the penalty of twenty shillings current money for every
such offence, to be recovered by warrant, before any justice of the peace for Washington
county, or the county where the person shall reside, as in case of small
debts, to be paid to such person as the commissioners aforesaid shall appoint as their
clerk of the market in Elizabeth-town aforesaid, to be by them applied to the repairing
of the said market-house, and such other purposes as they may think necessary.
Penalty on
persons buying
provisions
out of market,
&c.
    VI.  And be it enacted, That no person whatsoever, after the time aforesaid,
bringing or sending, or having brought or sent, any provisions or victuals to the
said town for sale, shall presume to sell, or cause to be sold, the said victuals or
provisions so bringing or sending, or brought or sent, as aforesaid, to the said
town, or within one mile thereof (except as before excepted) under the penalty
of ten shillings current money, with costs as aforesaid (if a free person) to be recovered,
paid and applied, as aforesaid.
On persons
selling, &c.
    VII.  And be it enacted, That if any person or persons shall hereafter presume
to slaughter or butcher any cattle kind, sheep or hogs, in or near about the said
market-house, that he or they, so doing, shall forfeit and pay seven shillings and
six-pence current money for every such offence, to be recovered, paid and applied,
as aforesaid, with cost aforesaid.
On persons
slaughtering
cattle, &c.
    VIII.  And be it enacted, That if any person shall sell, or offer for sale, any
meat within the said market which shall be blown, in such case it shall and may
be lawful for the clerk of the said market to seize all such meat sold or offered for
sale in the said market, and the same to condemn to and for the use of the prisoners
confined in Washington county gaol; and the butcher, or other person, for
every such offence, shall forfeit and pay the sum of twenty shillings current money,
which shall be applied as aforesaid.
Blown meat
to be seized,
&c.
    IX.  And be it enacted, That from and after the twentieth day of August next,
all such and every article of provision sold by weight within the said market, shall
be weighed in scales and weights tried by the standard of the county, or the
standard to be provided and kept by the commissioners aforesaid.
Provisions to
be weighed in
scales, &c.
    X.  And be it enacted, That the clerk of said market shall have power and authority
to take the possession, care and charge, of the market and market-house
Clerk's duty,
&c.


 
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