ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Wednesday
day of October, in the 21st year of
the dominion of
the Right Honourable FREDERICK, absolute
proprietary of the provinces of Maryland
lord baron of Baltimore, &c. and
30th day of November, anno domini
following laws were enacted.
ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT for vesting in such foreign protestants as are now naturalized,
or shall be hereafter naturalized in this province,
rights and privileges of natural born subjects.
| WHEREAS many foreign protestants have already settled
in this province,
and others, from the levity of our government, the purity of
our religion, and the benefit of our laws, may be hereafter induced
settle therein, if they were made partakers of the advantages and privileges
natural born subjects enjoy;
| 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 all such foreign
protestants who have
been already naturalized in this province, pursuant to the directions
of the statute
made in the thirteenth year of the reign of his late majesty king George
entitled, An act for naturalizing such foreign protestants, and others
mentioned, as are settled or shall settle in any of his majesty's colonies
and all foreign protestants who shall be hereafter naturalized in this
to the directions of the said statute, shall be deemed, adjudged and
be natural born subjects, to all intents, constructions and purposes,
as if they, and
every of them, had been born within the kingdoms of Great-Britain or
or within any other of his majesty's dominions, any law to the contrary
be deemed natural
An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of the high court of appeals.
Viz. until the third Friday in November
An ACT empowering the justices of Prince-George's and Frederick counties,
levy on the taxable persons or Prince-George's parish
in said counties, the sum
of ninety-six thousand pounds of tobacco, for building
a new parish church, at
or near the place where the old one now stands.
The quantity of 96,000lb. of tobacco,
on application of the vestrymen and wardens, is to be assessed,
and the quantity to be contributed in each part of the
parish is to be proportioned to its number of inhabitants.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act for the building a
church in Queen-Anne parish, in Prince-George's county.
No assessment having been made in 1770,
for want of timely notice of the act of September, 1770, ch.
16, the county court is directed to assess in November,
1773, so much of the 150,000lb. of tobacco as
was directed to be levied in 1770.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act to establish a market at
in Chester-town, in Kent county, and for the regulation
of the said