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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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148 Assembly Proceedings, November 17-December 20, 1769.

Liber R. G.
1769
[This Act to
be a public
Act.]

And be it hereby Declared and enacted That this present Act
shall be taken and allowed as a publick Act and all Judges Justices
and other Persons concerned are hereby required to take Notice
thereof as such without pleading the same specially.

[Fines and

Forfeitures
under this
Act, how to
be disposed
of.]

And be it further Enacted That all Penalties and Forfeitures

which shall be incurred and recovered under this Act shall be re-
ceived by the Sheriff of the County wherein such Recovery shall
be had and be by such Sheriff paid after deducting five per Centum
for his Commission one Half thereof to the Informer if any and
the other Half thereof if any Informer or if no Informer then the
whole in the Hands of the said Commissioners to be by them Lent
out on Interest in Manner aforesaid

[Bills of
Credit not a
legal Tender,
except under
express
Contract.]

Provided always and it is the true Intent and meaning of this
Act that nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed or
taken to make any Tender of the said Bills of Credit in Discharge
of any Contract whatsoever lawful except such Contracts as shall
or may be made expressly and specifically for or for the Delivery of
such Bills of Credit.

[Commis-
sioner, or his
Sureties,
liable only
for Trans-
actions dur-
ing his Con-
tinuance of
Office.]

[Decay of
Stadt
House, in
Annapolis.]

Provided also and be it hereby enacted that no Commissioner or
his Sureties shall be Liable by any Bond to be taken by Virtue of
this Act for any ffault or Miscarriage in the Execution of any of the
Trusts committed to the Commissioners aforesaid other than such as
shall happen in the Time of the Continuance of the respective Com-
missioner.

And Whereas the Stadt House in the City of Annapolis is so
much gone to Decay that it is become necessary to Build a new one
as well for the Holding Assemblies and Provincial Courts as for
providing safe and secure Repositories for the Public Records which
are now kept in the present Stadt House,

[A new one
to be built,
in the same
Place,
under the
Inspection
of Superin-
tendants,]

Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary by
and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That one good and Com-
modious House to be called the Stadt House shall be built as soon
as conveniently may be in the City of Annapolis on the Hill whereon
the present Stadt House stands to be well and securely covered with
good Slate Tile or Lead under the Inspection and Direction of the
Honourable Daniel Dulany, Esquire and Messieurs Thomas Johnson
jun.r John Hall, William Paca, Charles Carroll (Barrister) Lancelot
Jacques and Charles Wallace who are hereby appointed Superin-
tendants for that Purpose or the Major part of Them with good and
convenient Rooms for the upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and

p. 27

[with Offices
and Re-
positories for
the Public
Records.]

for holding the Provincial Court seperate from each other two
convenient Rooms for the use of Jurors attending the Provincial
Court and four convenient Rooms for the use of Committees of the
Lower House of Assembly And also good convenient safe and
secure Rooms for Offices and Repositories of the Records of the



 
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