THE importation and manufacturing of
October, 1780, ch. 20.
A state seal to be made by the council,
and fixed to
laws, grants, commissions and testimonials. Const. 36.
A branch of the legislature.
Manner of electing senators. Const. 14, 15, 16.
May judge of the qualifications of their own members,
a majority of whom constitutes a house. Const. 20, 21.
The principal power and use of the senate. Const.
Its privileges. Const. 11, 12, 14.
May adjourn itself. Const. 29.
Members must take an oath to elect, &c. Const.
They are not permitted to hold any office. Const.
To take an oath to that effect. Const. 38.
Punishable if they violate that oath. Const. 39.
and SLAVES. See Ireland.
The act of 1748, ch. 19, relating to
slaves, continued for seven years by the act of October,
1780, ch. 12. November, 1765, ch. 28.
The act of 1750, ch. 5, to remedy evils relating to
servants, continued for seven years by the act of May,
1781, ch. 29. November, 1766, ch. 5.
The act of 1752, ch. 1, respecting manumission, continued
for twenty years. May, 1766, ch. 1.
Judgment to be entered against them,
or coroners, on
amerciaments and defaults. 1768, ch. 10.
To endorse their mortgages, bonds, &c. and to deliver
fair accounts. 1769, ch. 15.
The manner of their appointment. Const. 42.
The validity of elections of sheriffs to be determined
by the executive. February, 1777, ch. 19.
May execute absconding persons, and distrain at a certain
time. November, 1779, ch. 25, sec. 13, 17.
Enabled in certain cases to take bail bonds. October,
1780, ch. 10.
Swine and geese not permitted
to be raised in the town.
1768, ch. 13.
SOLDIERS. See Army.
Not to be quartered in peace without
consent, nor in
war, unless by directions of the legislature. Decl. 29.
Provisions for quartering them during the war.
1777, ch. 14.
Its free-school united with that of
September, 1770, ch. 12.
A supplement to that act. 1774, ch. 12.
An election of sheriff set aside. February, 1777,
An insurrection to be quelled. March, 1778, ch.
Court adjourned. October, 1778, ch. 1.
A gaol to be built April, 1782, ch. 9.
Created for a certain time. October,
1780, ch. 27.
Their powers continued, and new ones conferred.
May, 1781, ch. 13 and 26.
How the claims against the public, arising from their
transactions, are to be settled. April , 1782, ch. 22.
Allowance to justices and officers
1781, ch. 24.
A temporary provision for their punishment.
1781, ch. 5.
To be built. 1769, ch. 14.
To be covered with copper. November, 1773, ch.
Buying and selling otherwise than by
November, 1765, ch. 1.
Justices of the county to see the weights and scales
June, 1777, ch. 13, March, 1778, ch. 10, and
other acts relating to inspectors.
St. JOHN's COLLEGE.
Instituted. 1784, ch. 37.
St. MARY's COUNTY.
Inconveniencies from the loss of papers
the court remedied. 1768, ch. 3.
A poor-house to be built. November, 1773, ch.
Its free-school to be united with that of Charles and
Prince-George's county. 1774, ch. 14.
Suits revived by convention. October, 30, 1776.
Court revived. June, 1777, ch. 6.
Court adjourned. October, 1780, ch. 1 and 8.
SUITS at LAW.
The act of 1714, ch. 4, and its supplement,
24, for remedy of some aggrievances, are continued for
21 years, &c. November, 1773, ch. 17.
May be continued in county courts beyond the third
court on affidavit, &c. 1774, ch. 5.
Prohibited. Decl. 34.
To take an oath respecting the mention
in certificates. November, 1781, ch. 20, sec. 14.
A company formed for opening a canal
to promote its
navigation. November, 1783, ch. 23.
A supplement to that act. 1784, ch. 66.
COURT adjourned. 1768, ch. 1.
The following resolve passed the convention, September
It being represented to this convention, that in the
year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-three, an
act of assembly passed, directing the justices of Talbot
county to levy on the inhabitants of that county forty-five
pounds of tobacco per tax, to be paid at three annual
payments, for the purposes of purchasing land, and building
a house thereon for the reception of the poor of that
a county; that in consequence thereof there was levied at
November court, seventeen hundred and seventy-four,
the quantity of fifteen pounds of tobacco per poll, which
has been collected and paid into the hands of trustees appointed
to carry the said act into execution, and there
remains unexpended. That at November court, seventeen
hundred and seventy-five, the further sum of fifteen
pounds of tobacco was levied by the justices of the said
county, now to be collected by the sheriff, which cannot
at this time be done without distressing the inhabitants
RESOLVED therefore, That the sheriff of Talbot county
shall forbear to collect any of the tobacco so levied on
the inhabitants of that county at November court, seventeen
hundred and seventy-five, and that the trustees appointed
for carrying the said act of assembly into execution,
are hereby requested to pay all money or tobacco
which they may have received, or shall hereafter receive,
in virtue of the said act, into the hands of the trustees of
the said county, to be applied by them to the relief
support of the poor of the said county.
Court revived. October, 1778, ch. 12.
Proceedings of the court aided. July, 1779, ch.
Court adjourned. October, 1780, ch. 2.