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                JOHN EAGER HOWARD, Esquire, Governor.

out a fair and alphabetical list of every person chargeable with such assessment, and
shall annex the respective sums to be collected from each person; and the said
commissioners shall thereupon endorse a warrant, in the nature of a fieri facias,
directed to the bailiff of the said town, commanding him to make and levy the
several sums of money annexed to the said list with all convenient speed, and to
enforce the collection thereof, if necessary, by the seizure and sale of the goods
and chattels of any person who shall refuse or delay to make payment of such assessment;
and the said bailiff, within the space of ten days after receiving any such
list of assessment, shall furnish every person, so chargeable, with the amount of
his or her assessment, and the same shall be payable to the said bailiff, by every
such person, within the term of twenty days after rendering such account, and
if not then paid, it shall be lawful for the said bailiff, and he is hereby required,
to proceed to the collection thereof, if necessary, by seizure and sale of the
goods or chattels of every person refusing or delaying to pay such assessment;
and the said bailiff shall account for the amount of such assessment with the said
commissioners, at or before the end of two months after the receipt of every such
list of assessment, and pay the sums collected, under the penalty of ten pounds
current money.

1790.

CHAP.
  XIV.

    XXIX.  And be it enacted, That the several penalties and forfeitures which
may be incurred by any person in virtue of this act, shall be recovered before any
justice of the peace of the said county, upon the complaint and oath, or affirmation,
f one competent and credible witness, and shall and may be levied by commitment
of the offender in execution to the sheriff of the said county, until payment
of the penalty and fees, or by process in the nature of a fieri facias, directed
to the bailiff of the said town, for levying the same by seizure and sale of the goods
and chattels of the offender; and the fees to the bailiff shall be the same as are
or may be allowed by law to the sheriffs for executing a writ of fieri facias; and
the said penalties and forfeitures, and all monies arising by virtue of this act, shall
be accounted for by the officer or persons collecting or receiving the same to the
said commissioners, and be applied by them to the repair and support of the market-house
in the said town, and in providing, ordering and repairing, the scales,
weights and engines, herein before mentioned, or otherwise, in their discretion,
to such other purposes as may improve or concern the regulations of the said
town, and the market thereof, as established by this act.
How penalties,
&c. are
to be recovered,
&c.
    XXX.  And be it enacted, That the eleventh and fourteenth sections of an act
of assembly, entitled, An act to erect a town in Talbot county, passed at November
session, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-five, be respectively, and
the same are hereby repealed and made void.
Part of an act
repealed.
    XXXI.  And be it enacted, That from and after the said first Monday of April,
in the year seventeen hundred and ninety-one, all monies which shall be paid to
the sheriff of the county aforesaid by any person or persons for licences to be
thereafter granted to retail spirituous liquors within the limits of the said town,
according to the act of assembly in such case made and provided, shall be accounted
for and paid by the said sheriff to the commissioners of the said town on or before
the first day of October annually, and shall not be otherwise accounted for
by the said sheriff, and the same shall be applied by the said commissioners to the
regulation and improvement of the said town; and the bond of the sheriff of the
said county for the time being shall be liable to the suit of the said commissioners,
in case of default in the punctual payment of such monies by the time limited
as aforesaid for the payment thereof.
Money received
for licences 
to be
paid to commissioners,
&c.
                                            CHAP. XV.
        An ACT for the suppression of fairs throughout this state.

Passed December
15.
    WHEREAS many evils arise from the pernicious practice of hawkers,
pedlers, and idle and disorderly persons, assembling together under
pretence of buying and selling merchandise at fairs, when in truth the 
said meetings answer no salutary purpose, but generally promote idleness, drunkenness,
Preamble.


 
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