HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.
continued for seven years, &c. by the act of March,
1778, ch. 6; but by the act of 1785, ch. 77, the act
of November, 1769, is continued for seven years, &c. so that the act
of 1750 has again expired.
An ACT for the building a vestry-house at Chester church, in Kent county,
enclosing the church-yard, and for other purposes.
The vestry of Chester parish, is empowered
to apply the surplus of the 130,000lb. of tobacco, lately allowed
for building a parish church, and also the quantity of 16,000lb. part of
the savings of the present
year, by reason of a vacancy in the church, to the building and completing
a vestry-house, and the fencing
or paling of the church-yard. The vestry of St. Paul's is ordered
to render them an account of
the 30 per poll, from the death of the late incumbent, Mr. Sterling, until
November, 1765, and to pay
them the balance for the uses mentioned in the act of November, 1765, ch.
32; should any part thereof
remain unpaid by the sheriffs, they likewise are commanded
to render the first named vestry an account
thereof, and to pay it into their hands, to be applied to the same uses.
An ACT to empower the justices of Somerset county to levy on the taxable
of Somerset parish, in the said county, the quantity
of one hundred and
forty-four thousand pounds of tobacco, for the uses
Viz. For enabling a majority of
the vestry and wardens to purchase, in the name of the rector, vestrymen,
and wardens, a quantity of ground in Princess-Anne town, not exceeding
two acres, and to contract
for building thereon a chapel of ease; and to contract for enlarging the
parish church at Monie. The
tobacco is to be levied at three equal assessments in 1766, 1767, and 1768.
The vestry and wardens
shall receive it, and apply 128,000lb. thereof, together with the money
which they may raise by the sale
of King's-mill chapel, and of the land belonging thereto, at public vendue,
in purchasing the ground and
building the chapel. The remaining 16,000 they are to lay out in
enlarging the parish church.
An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of Frederick county court.
Viz. to the first Tuesday in December
An ACT to repeal part of an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement
persons as shall undertake to build water-mills.
| BE it enacted,
by the right honourable the lord proprietary, by and with the advice
and consent of his lordship's governor, and the upper and lower houses
assembly, and the authority of the same, That the act, entitled, An
the encouragement of such persons as will undertake to build water-mills,
clause, matter and thing, therein contained, shall be, and do stand hereby
except the last enacting clause therein that followeth the recital; " for
" prevention of the abuse frequently committed by persons keeping water-mills,
" by taking excessive toll," together with the said recital; which said
and enacting clause, it is hereby declared,
shall stand in full force and virtue.
|Part of the
act of 1704,
ch. 16, repealed.
| II. Provided
always, That such person and persons as hath or have, before
the first day of this present session of assembly, taken out, obtained
any writ or writs of ad quod damnum, under or by virtue of the said
shall have the same benefit and advantage under and by virtue of the said
act, as if this act were or had not been made, any thing herein to the
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for relieving the inhabitants
province from some aggrievances in the prosecution of
suits at law, and for
continuing the supplementary act thereto.
The acts of 1714, ch. 4, and 1728,
ch. 21, are continued for seven years, &c. They have since been
continued for twenty-one years, &c. by the act of November, 1773, ch.
An ACT to enable the justices of Charles county court to assess and
levy on the
taxable inhabitants of Trinity parish, a quantity of
tobacco for building a chapel
of ease in Benedict hundred, in said parish, and for
other purposes therein
The quantity of 50,000lb. is to be
levied, by three equal assessments, in 1767, 1768, and 1769. The
vestry and wardens are therewith to purchase an acre of land, in Villet's
old fields, near the main road
from Bryan-town to Benedict, and to erect thereon a chapel of ease.