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1771.

CHAP.
   XX.

Proviso.

                        21  FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.

    II.  Provided, That instead of the inspector taking the oaths or affirmations to
the late government, as prescribed by the said act, such inspector of flour, or other
officer to be appointed in virtue of this act, shall take, repeat and subscribe, his
belief in the christian religion, the oath of allegiance, and the oath of fidelity and
support to this state, as prescribed by the constitution and form of government,
and the laws of this state.

Fees, &c. may
be paid in
specie.
    III.  And be it enacted, That all fees, allowances and fines, under the said act,
may be paid and discharged in Spanish dollars, at the rate of seven shillings and
six-pence each, or in other silver, gold, or new bills of credit, to the value
thereof.
                                            CHAP. XXI.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for licensing ordinary-keepers, hawkers,
                                  pedlers and petty chapmen.

    Expired with the principal act of 1768, ch. 27.  This act contained a direction, that the several lists
and payments be returned to the commissioners of bills of credit, instead of the treasurers, and that the money
paid shall, by the commissioners, be loaned as the bills of credit are directed to be loaned.

                                            CHAP. XXII.
An ACT for the relief of certain prisoners in the several gaols therein mentioned.

    Viz. Francis Noble, and Zachariah Bond, youngest, of St. Mary's county; Robert Horner, Barton
Smoot, and William Rye, of Charles county; John Miller, of Calvert county; John Lawton, Nicholas
Davis, (son of Robert) Lawrence Robinson, and Anthony Smith, of Anne-Arundel county; Alexander
Monroe, John Bourke, Hugh Woods, Edward Robinson, George Wells, Richard Crutchedly, Aquila
Gostwick, Thomas Roundtree, William James, John Serjeant, John Gordon Thompson, George Griffin,
Owen Dunn, Charles Lin, Basil Lucas, and Nathaniel Smith, of Baltimore county; John Kendall,
Thomas Cox Arrison, George Acres, William Crossley, John Wilson, George Griffin, Michael Frissler,
Joshua Bishop, David Hellen, and William Parker, of Frederick county; Daniel Pearce, Samuel Passmore,
Guy Snow, John ADams, alias Sprowle, and Christopher Jones, of Cæcil county; Zachariah
Wade and James Stewart, of Prince-George's county; George Porter, John Calbreth, Solomon Knotts,
and John Posey, of Queen-Anne's county; Archibald Campbell, and Abraham Corington, of Somerset
county; James Stradley, of Talbot county; and Thomas Stroakes, of Dorchester county.

                                            CHAP. XXIII.
        An ACT to remedy divers defects in the records of Charles county.

    Walter Hanson, Joseph Hanson Harrison, Daniel Jenifer, George Dent, John Dent, Samuel Love, and
Josias Hawkins, or the major part, are empowered to examine the records of deeds, land commissions,
and the depositions thereon, comparing them with the originals, and to amend errors and imperfections,
where amendments can be made without greatly obliterating or defacing the record.  In any case where
such an amendment cannot be made, they are to give a certificate thereof, directing the clerk to make a
new record, at the expence of the party requiring it.  At the request of any person interested, they are
likewise to examine papers, purporting to be land commissions and depositions, which, from the neglect of
the clerk have never been recorded; and if such papers shall appear genuine, and properly executed, the
commissioners are to give certificates thereof, and the clerk, at the party's expence, is to make records,
which shall be as valid as if made within legal time.
    The said commissioners are directed, first to take the oaths to government, the test, and an oath of office

prescribed by the act.  The clerk is commanded to attend them, and their authority is to endure
from the first of December next, till the last of November, 1773.

                                            CHAP. XXIV.
An ACT for the further adjournment and continuance of the high court of
                                                appeals.

    Viz. till the second Tuesday in February next.

                                            CHAP. XXV.
    An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of Frederick county court.

    Viz. till the third Monday in December next.

                                            CHAP. XXVI.
An ACT empowering the justices of Prince-George's and Charles counties, to
    levy on the taxable inhabitants of St. John's (commonly called King-George's)
    parish, in said counties, the quantity of fifty-six thousand pounds of tobacco,
    for the purposes therein mentioned.

    On application of the vestrymen and wardens, the said quantity of tobacco is to be levied, at two equal
assessments, and applied by them to the repairing of the lower chapel, to the building for it a vestry room,
and to the enlarging of the upper chapel.



 
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