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    15  FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.

At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held 
    at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Monday the 23d day
    of September, in the 15th year of the dominion of
    the Right Honourable FREDERICK, absolute lord
    and proprietary of the provinces of Maryland and 
    Avalon, lord baron of Baltimore, &c. and ended the
    28th day of September, anno domini 1765:  The
    following law was enacted:

        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

An ACT to continue all such acts of assembly of this province, as would expire
                                    with this session of assembly.
The acts, which were to expire with that session, were continued until the end of the next session.

At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
    at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Friday the first day
    of November, in the 15th year of the dominion of
    the Right Honourable FREDERICK, absolute lord
    and proprietary of the provinces of Maryland and
    Avalon, lord baron of Baltimore, &c. and ended the
    20th day of December, anno domini 1765:  The
    following laws were enacted.

        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

1765.
                                        CHAP. I.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act relating to the
                standard of English weights and measures.
    WHEREAS, by the act, entitled, An act relating to the standard of English
weights and measures, no penalty is imposed upon persons buying
by any dry measure or measures, without first having the said measure
or measures tried and stamped at the standard, as there is upon the seller.  And
whereas it is represented to this general assembly, that many buyers of grain, flaxseed,
and other commodities, when the people have carried them a great distance
to market, refuse to buy them unless by measure or measures of their own, which
have been found, upon trial, to be larger than the standard aforesaid.
Preamble.
    II.  Be it therefore enacted, by the right honourable the lord proprietary, by and
with the advice and consent of his lordship's governor, and the upper and lower houses
of assembly, and the authority of the same, That if any person or persons, shall hereafter
buy by any dry measure or measures, being his, her, or their property, or
found or provided by him, her or them, contrary to the true intent and meaning
of the above recited act, he, she, or they, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five
pounds current money for every offence; one half thereof to the informer, or him,
her or them that shall sue for the same, and the other half to be paid into the
hands of the treasurer of the respective shore where such forfeiture shall happen,
and applied as the general assembly for the time being shall direct and appoint;
to be recovered in any court of record within this province, by action on the case,
action of debt, bill of indictment or information, wherein no essoin, protection, or
wager of law, or more than one imparlance shall be allowed.
Penalty on
persons buying,
unless the
measures are
agreeable to
act of 1715,
ch. 10.
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