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shall refuse so to do shall be deemed Papists, for whom
the additional Duty shall be paid.  Ibid.  §. 2.
    5.  Irish Servants, being Papists, imported in Country
Bottoms, are declared liable to the additional Duty
imposed by the Act of 1717, ch. 10, (See Art. 3,)
by 1728, ch. 8, §. 4, 5.
    6.  No Person importing any Servants shall be liable
to pay Duty for such of them as shall die, or be exported
before Sale, provided such Death or Exportation
shall happen within Three Months after such Importation;
and that the Owner make Oath before the Naval
Officer, That such Servants, &c. so Exported or Dead,
are part of those Imported or made Entry of.  1735,
ch. 6, §. 1, 2.
IRON OLD.  See Hides.


    1. Persons, desirous of setting up a Forging-Mill,
&c. for carrying on Iron-Works upon any Land, not
before cultivated, next adjoining to any Run of Water,
not being the Estate of Inheritance of such Undertakers,
nor leased to them for setting up an Iron-Work
thereon, may purchase a Writ of Ad quod Damnum,
out of Chancery.  (See the Form in the Act.)
1719, ch. 15, §. 2.
    2.  Upon Return of which Writ, if the Persons
found upon Inquest to be the true Owners, shall refuse
to build such Forge-Mill, &c. thereon within Six
Months, and give Security to finish the same within
Four Years after laying the Foundation, his Lordship,
or his Governor, may grant any such Hundred ACres
of Land, together with free Egress and Regress to the
said Mill, through any Man's Land next adjoining.
The Damage found to be paid to the Owner of the
Land; and the Grant to be good in Law to the Grantee
against all Persons whatsoever.  Ibid.
    3.  But before such Grant be made, the Grantee
shall give Bond to his Lordship, with Two Sureties,
in the Sum of 100 l. Sterling, with Condition to begin
to build such Forge-Mill, &c. within Six Months,
and the same to finish within Four Years after.  Ibid.
§. 3.
   4. For better Encouragement of Undertakers, all
Workmen or Labourers by them constantly employed
in such Works, shall be Levy-free for Four Years after
being employed therein; provided the Number do
not exceed Eighty for any One Iron-Work.  Ibid.  §. 4.
    5.  But if Pig-Iron, fit for Transportation, be not
Run at such Iron-Works within Seven Years from the 
Grant, the Lands shall revert to the Owners as if no 
such Writ had ever been obtained; without their being
obliged to return any Part of the Purchase Money.
Ibid.  §. 5.
    6.  No White Man, employed in any Manner about
Iron-Works, shall be obliged to attend Musters, except
upon very extraordinary Occasions.  1732, ch. 17, §. 2.
    7.  Any Ordinary-keeper, &c. harbouring or entertaining
any persons hired or employed in any Manner
about any Iron-Work, or giving them Credit for Liquor

above the Value of 5 s. Currency in any One
Year, without Leave in Writing from the Owner or
Chief Manager of such Work, shall be liable to the
Penalties provided against harbouring, &c.  Sailors by
the Act of 1712, ch. 10.  And any Person, so entertained, 
(being a legal Witness) shall be admitted as an
Evidence in such Case.  Ibid.  §. 4, 5.
    8.  Owners, &c. of Iron-Works shall, at all Times,
suffer One out of every Ten labouring Persons, belonging
to, or employed in such Works, to assist in 
clearing, mending, and repairing Highways, &c. in
such Manner as other Male Taxables are compelled to
do by the Act of 1704, ch. 21, and subject to eh Penalties
in the said recited Act, (to be recovered and applied
according to the Directions of the Act of 1732, ch. 17, §. 2,
3; and 1736, ch. 17.
    See Highways, 14.

ISLANDS.  See Inclosures, per Tot.  Rangers, 5.
ITINERANT CHARGES.  See Jurors, 14.  Provincial
1.  Witnesses, 7, 12.


    The Oath of a Judge or Justice (directed by this
Act) shall be taken, mutatis mutandis, by the Members
of the Court of Appeals, (as Judges to correct Errors
in Judgment, &c.) the Justices of the Provincial and

County Courts, and the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen
of the City of Annapolis for the Time being,
as their proper Oath of Office; to be administered as
hath be heretofore used.  Nor shall they be capable
of acting in their several Stations without having first
taken the said Oath.  1732, ch. 5.
    See Lord Proprietary, 11.
JUDGMENT.  See Limitation of Actions, 6.  Specialties,


    No Attorney, or other Person whatsoever, shall confess
Judgment, either in Court, or before One or
more Magistrates out of Court, for any Sum of Money
or Tobacco, &c. by virtue of any Power of Attorney,
either separate or contained in any Judgment
Bond.  Nor shall any Court give Judgment on any
such Bonds, by Virtue of such Powers.  1747, ch. 23,
§. 2.
JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS.  See Lord Proprietary,
JURIES.  See Jurors, per Tot.  Orphans, 10, 14.
JURISDICTION.  See Advancement of Justices, 4.
13.  Bills of Exchange, 1.  Chancery, 1.
4.  Discount in Bar, 3.


    1.  The Sheriffs of the several Counties shall cause
to come before the Provincial Court, Two of the best
and most understanding Freeholders out of each respective
County, to serve as Grand Jurors, and Three like
good and lawful Men, to serve as Petit Jurors, at
every Provincial Court, and return Pannels accordingly;
giving Twenty Days Notice to such Jurors before
the Day of their Appearance.  And the Sheriff, making
Default herein, shall be fined 1000 lb Tobacco by
the Provincial Court, for the Support of Government.
1715, ch.  37, §. 1.
    2.  The Sheriffs shall cause to come before their respective
County Courts, a sufficient Number of good
and lawful Freeholders of their several Counties, to
serve as Jurors at the several County Courts, giving
them Ten Days Notice, &c. and return Pannels accordingly.
And the Sheriff, making Default herein,
shall be fined 500 lb Tobacco by the County Court,
for the Support of Government.  Ibid.  §. 2.

    3. Freeholders, so summoned and returned to serve
as Jurors, at the Provincial Court, making Default of
Appearance, shall be fined 1000 lb Tobacco by the
Provincial Court; and, for the like Default of Appearance
at the County Court, shall be fined by such Court 
500 lb Tobacco, for the Support of Government.  Ibid.
§. 3.
    4.  Magistrates, Delegats, Coroners, School-Masters,
Overseers of Highways, and Constables, are exempt

from Attendance as Jurors.  Ibid.  §. 4.
    5.  Every Provincial Grand Jury shall be allowed,
not exceeding 3000 lb Tobacco; to be paid in the
Public Levy.  Ibid.  §. 6.  But see below, Art. 13.
    6.  Every County Grand Jury shall be allowed, not
exceeding 500 lb Tobacco; to be paid out of the
County Levy.  Ibid.  §. 7.
    7.  Every Petit Juror, attending the Provincial Court,
shall be allowed 30 lb Tobacco for every Day's Attendance,
to be paid in the Public Levy; besides the
120 lb Tobacco to be allowed every full Jury that shall
pass their Verdict in any Cause, to be paid by the Party
for whom such Verdict shall pass, and be allowed

him in the Bill of Costs.  And the Clerk of the Provincial


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