92 Assembly Proceedings, April 26-May 28, 1737.
forty five feet in Length Adjoyning to the West End of the Land
whereon the new Court House is to be built upon which to build a
Prison and inclose a Yard to it And to rais as much money as shall
be Agreed to be given for the Same or it shall be valued at and the.
other Charges if any Attending the Same by An Equal Assessment
upon the Taxable Inhabitants of the Same. County And Whereas it
may so happen that the Person or Persons interested in the Land
whereon the said Prison is Intended to be built may Willfully refuse
to make Sale thereof or the Person or Persons so Interested therein
through non age or Coverture or Non Sane Memorie or Other im-
pediments or Disability may be unable to Do the Same Be it there-
fore Enacted by the Authority afd that the said Justices or the
Major Part of them are hereby Authorized by Virtue of this Act to
Issue out a Warrant Directed to the Sheriff of Saint Marys County
for the time being to Impower him to Impannell & return a Jury of
Freeholders to Appear before the said Justices which Jury upon
their Oath to be Administred by the sd Sheriff are to Enquire. &
Assess such Damages & Recompence as they shall think Sufficient
to be Awarded to the Owner or Owners And all Persons Interested
according to their Severall & Respective Interest in the said Quantity
of Land so by them Valued and what Sum of money the said Justices
shall Agree for or the said Jury shall Adjudge the said Land to be
worth shall be paid to the said Owners or Persons Interested by the
said Justices out of the money so by them to be Levyed which said
Quantity of Land so as afd Agreed for or Valued shall be Surveyed
by the Surveyor of the County aforesaid and A Certificate thereof
made & returned by the said Surveyor to the Clerk of the afd to be
Entered on the Records thereof as the undoubted bounds of the said
Quantity of Land for Ever.
ch. 24 and
1723 ch. 15.
by 1740 ch.
7, 1744 ch.
18 and 1747
A Supplementary Act To the Act Entituled an Act for the more
Effectual Punishment of Negroes & other Slaves and for Taking
away the Benefit of Clergy from Certain Offenders And to An Act
Entituled an Act to Prevent the Tumultuous meeting and other
Irregularitys of Negroes & Other Slaves and Directing the Man-
ner of Trying of Slaves.
Whereas the Laws in force for the Punishment of Slaves are
found Insufficient to Prevent their Committing very great Crimes &
Disorders and that a further Provision is Necessary to keep them in
Proper Bounds & Due order & for a more Speedy Method to bring
them to Justice than is Prescribed by the Laws heretofore made
Be it therefore Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Propr
bv & with the Advice & Consent of his Lordships Governour and the
Upper & Lower Houses of Assembly & the Authority of the Same
that if any Slave or Slaves shall at any time after the Publication