THOMAS JOHNSON, Esq; Governor.
IX. This act to continue three years, and unto
the end of the next session of
assembly which shall happen after the said three years.
This act expired with the session of
November, 1782; but it was revived by the act of November,
1783, for twenty-one years.
An ACT for the speedy conveyance of public letters and packets, and
To continue one year, &c.
Expired with October session, 1780, another act having passed under the
An ACT to direct the recording
of a deed to John Brice. PR.
An ACT for the relief of John Taylor, sheriff of Harford county, and
collector of the assessment in Charles county. PR.
An ACT to direct the recording of a deed from Richard Jones and Anne
to Edward Willett, of Prince-George's county. PR.
An ACT to appoint commissioners to take the depositions of witnesses
on the petition
of sundry inhabitants of Cæcil county.
Who had represented that many tracts
of land near the temporary line, the settlers of which had formerly
adhered to the government of Pennsylvania and Delaware, were, by a resolve
of the Maryland
convention, on the third of July, 1776, taken into this state; that on
account of the dispute respecting
the boundaries of the two provinces, no patents had ever been obtained
from either government; that
they apprehended their estates to be in danger, unless the legislature
would advert to their situation, &c.
To this representation a certain Mark Alexander had put in a counter petition.
The legislature therefore
constitutes five commissioners, who are to appoint a time and place, give
public notice thereof, and
then and there proceed, after taking an oath of office, to take the examination
of witnesses on both sides,
receive such papers and authenticated records as may be offered by either,
and transmit the whole of such
proof, together with their own report, to the next general assembly which
shall sit after their commission
shall have been executed. Any three of the five may act, and appoint
a clerk, who is to take a like
oath. The allowance to the whole board is £. 3 per diem,
to be paid by the parties, or their agents,
no allowance being by the act given to their clerk.
An ACT concerning nonjurors.
| BE it enacted,
by the general assembly of Maryland, That the treble tax,
which nonjurors are liable to pay in virtue of the act, entitled, An act
the better security of the government, and of the act, entitled, An additional
supplement to the act for raising the supplies for the year seventeen hundred
and seventy-nine, shall be and is hereby suspended until the tenth day
next, any thing to the contrary hereof notwithstanding.
An ACT relating to the officers and soldiers of this state in the American
and other purposes therein mentioned.
To provide each of the commissioned
and staff officers of the Maryland line, and of the state troops,
in the continental army, with four good shirts and a complete uniform,
suitable to his station, every year
during the war, at the prices which formerly obtained; and to allow him,
at fixed rates, tea, coffee,
chocolate, sugar, rum, soap, and tobacco, in certain portions, to be dealt
out by the day and month. But
for the present year, in lieu of all these, he shall receive 2,000 dollars.
The non-commissioned officers
and privates have likewise an allowance in rum and tobacco, which, for
the present year, is commuted
into the sum of £. 20 to each.
This act, moreover, offers, over and beyond the congress
and state bounties, a hat, a pair of shoes,
stockings and overalls, to him who will enlist, to serve in a Maryland
regiment three years, or during
the war. And it directs the effective matrosses in Annapolis and
Baltimore, to be incorporated into a
company, sent to camp as part of our quota, and entitled to receive the
continental bounty. The invalids,
together with so many recruits as it may be necessary to enlist for three
years or the duration of
the war, are to be officered to do garrison duty, and take care of the
arms and military stores at Annapolis
The executive is authorised to draw on the treasurers
for the purpose of executing this law.
An ACT to increase the fines on jurymen, witnesses, constables, and
To continue one year, &c.