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Session Laws, 1804
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give false colour to his claim for more than is bond fide due, such creditor shall lose his debt truly
due, and shall be totally excluded in the distribution.

C H A P.

XIII. AND BE IT ENACTED, That if the said debtors, or any of them, shall be arrested or im-
prisoned on any process sued out on any judgment or decree obtained against them, or any of them,
for any debt, damage or costs, contracted, owing or growing due, before the passage of this act, the
court, out of which such process issued, or any one judge of the general court, or the chief justice
of the district court, or the two associate justices of the county court of the county where the said
debtor may be arrested or imprisoned, on application made to them, shall and may discharge such
debtor on motion; and if the said debtors, or any of them, shall be arrested or imprisoned on any
process for the recovery of any debt, damages or costs, contracted, owing or growing due, before
the passage of this act, the court before whom such process shall be returned shall and may dis-
charge such debtor or debtors out of custody on his common appearance being entered, without any
special bail; provided, that the discharge of such debtor or debtors shall not acquit or discharge any
other person from such debt, damages or costs, or any part thereof, but that all such persons shall be
answerable for the same in such manner as they were before the passing of this act.

If arrested,
may be dis-
charged, &c.

XIV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That all proceedings under this act shall be recorded by the clerk
of the county court in which such debtor shall reside, who shall be entitled to the same fees as are
fixed by law for services in other cases, which shall be paid at the time of obtaining the discharge.

Proceedings to
Be recorded,

XV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That in all appointments of trustees under this act by the county
court, in the room of any person before appointed, the county court shall consult the creditors, and
govern themselves by the choice of a majority of them in value, unless upon notice being given by
public advertisement, or in such manner as they shall think reasonable, the said creditors shall ne-
glect to make such choice.

Creditors to he
consulted, &c.

XVI. AND BE IT ENACTED, That none of the said debtors who do not make application as
aforesaid on or before the first day of June next, and who shall not execute a deed for all his estate
real, personal or mixed, to any trustee appointed in virtue of this act, within one month after the
appointment of such trustee and bond given by him according to the provisions of this act shall have
any benefit of this act.

To apply be-
fore June, &c.

XVII. AND BE IT ENACTED, That Charles Rogers, now confined in the gaol of Baltimore county,
Robert Cooke and Walter Willson, of the city of Baltimore, shall be entitled to receive the full re-
lief and benefit by this act granted to the petitioners herein before mentioned, on their complying
with all the rules and conditions of such petitioners required, except that the said Charles Rogers,
Robert Cook and Walter Willson, shall not be required to produce to the county court any evidence
of their being a citizen of Maryland and of their having resided therein two years preceding the
passage of this act.

C H A. P. CXI.

C. Rogers, &c,
to have relief,

An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts.

WHEREAS it appears by the journal of accounts of this session, that there is due from this
state the sum of thirty-one thousand three hundred and fifty-eight dollars and twenty-eight
and three quarters cents,

Passed Janua-
ry 20, 1805,

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the treasurer of the western shore
shall and he is hereby authorised and required to pay the several persons, their executors, admi-
nistrators, assigns or orders, or to such of them as shall oiler to receive trie same, the several sums
of current money allowed to them respectively, as they appear to be settled and ascertained by the
said journal of accounts, out of any money now in the treasury, or that shall come into the treasu-
ry, subject to the appropriation of the general assembly.

Treasurer to
pay, &c.

RESOLUTIONS assented to November Session, 1804.

RESOLVED, That the treasurer of the western shore advance to Frederick Green, printer to
. the state, the sum of six hundred dollars, in part of the salary which may be allowed him on
the civil list for the ensuing year.


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