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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                                ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.

defendant was indebted to him, or had received, &c.  Or the incumbent might recover on the sheriff's
bond the tobacco or money, with legal interest.
    For the safety of the sheriff, however, if he, or any other credible person, would make oath, at any
time between the last of February and 10th of August, that he had been informed of any inhabitant of his
county being about to abscond, or to remove his effects from his last place of residence, any justice might
issue his warrant for the sheriff to execute the body or goods of such inhabitant, either for the money or
the tobacco, as the case might require.  And such warrant was to be executed without  fee, provided the
party did not give sufficient security to the sheriff.
    But this act was not to influence the determination of the question respecting the validity of the 40 per
poll law.



                                            CHAP. XXIX.
An ACT for raising and applying money towards erecting and
            maintaining a light-house on Cape Henry.
    WHEREAS his majesty's colony of Virginia, by act of the general assembly
thereof, have granted a sum not exceeding six thousand pounds
current money of the said colony, for the erecting and finishing a good
and substantial light-house, at a convenient place on the head land of Cape Henry,
and for purchasing and placing and constantly keeping a light in the
said house, and furnishing the same without proper necessaries, until the duty of four-pence
per ton of the burthen of each ship or vessel, granted by the said act, shall
amount to a sum sufficient to reimburse what of the said six thousand pounds shall
be expended; and thereafter have granted a duty of one penny halfpenny per ton,
for and towards the support of the said light-house.  And as such light-house and
buoys would be equally beneficial to the trade and navigation of this province, as
to the trade and navigation of Virginia, it is reasonable that this province should
join with Virginia in the expence thereof.
    II.  Be it therefore enacted, by the right honourable the lord proprietary, by and 
with the advice and consent of his governor, and the upper and lower houses of assembly,
and the authority of the same, That the directors and managers for erecting and
finishing the said light-house, or causing the same to be erected and finished, already
appointed, or hereafter to be appointed, by act or acts of the general assembly
of the said colony of Virginia, or such of them as are or shall be empowered
by such act or acts of the general assembly of Virginia, to lay out and expend
the said six thousand pounds, or any part thereof, shall be, and are hereby empowered,
for this province, to lay out and expend any sum or sums of money as shall
be by them thought necessary, not exceeding three thousand six hundred pounds
current money of Maryland in the whole, in and towards the expences of building
and finishing the said light-house, purchasing and placing such buoys as aforesaid,
and also placing and constantly keeping a light in the said house, and furnishing
the same with proper necessaries, jointly with the money so granted by the colony
of Virginia, and in proportion thereto as three bears to five; and at such time or
times as they shall make any certificate or certificates to the governor or commander
in chief of Virginia, whereon to obtain his warrant or warrants for the
payment of any part of the money granted as aforesaid in Virginia, it shall and
may be lawful for them to draw their order or orders, to such person or persons
as they shall think proper, on the commissioners for emitting bills of credit, for
the due proportion aforesaid of this province, all which orders the said commissioners
are required to pay out of the monies herein after for that purpose appointed.
Managers appointed
Virginia empowered
act for this
province, &c.
    III.  And be it further enacted, That the treasurers of the respective shores, on
or before the tenth day of February next, shall respectively pay to the said commissioners
all monies now in their hands belonging to the public of this province,
over and above the sum of three hundred pounds current money, and shall from
time to time, within two months after their receipt of any other such monies,
which, with the money, pay such excess to the said commissioners, until the said
sum of three thousand six hundred pounds current money shall be by them fully
paid into their hands; out of which monies to be paid by the treasurers to the
commissioners aforesaid, the said commissioners shall pay the orders to be drawn
Treasurers to
pay all monies
to the commissioners,

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