19 FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act to oblige infected ships
vessels coming into this province to perform quarantine.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act to increase the allowance
attending the provincial and county courts, and for
other purposes therein mentioned.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, A supplementary act to the act,
act for ascertaining what damages shall be allowed upon
protested bills of exchange.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for amending the staple
for preventing frauds in his majesty's customs, and
for the limitation of officers
fees, and the supplementary act thereto.
An ACT for applying a sum of money, in bills of credit, to the use
An ACT to secure to Thomas Smyth, the right in a lot of land in Chester-town.
An ACT for appointing places for holding the next election of delegates
Viz. at Baltimore-town for four successive
days (if necessary); and after an interval of one day, for
four days (if necessary) at Bush-town. The sheriff is first to make
proclamation, and, in the usual manner,
to give not less than ten days public notice of the days and places.
The election, however, is not to
be held longer than four days at either place. Baltimore county having
been divided since the passage of
this act, and the constitution giving directions as to elections in all
counties, this act is not in force.
An ACT for the relief of
Mary Hindman, of Talbot county. PR.
An ACT to enable the justices of Queen-Anne's county court, for the
to levy on the taxable inhabitants of St. Luke's parish,
in the said county,
a quantity of tobacco for building a chapel in the said
The justices are directed to meet,
between the 20th of December and 12th of January following, to
assess on this parish 30,000lb. of tobacco; and in November 1770, they
are to assess 30,000lb. more;
the whole, as well as the money and tobacco already in their hands, is
to be applied, by the vestrymen
and wardens, to building, at the place where the old chapel stands, a new
chapel, which is to bear the
name of St. Andrew.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act for laying out a-new,
and ascertaining the future bounds and limits of, St.
Luke's. Christ Church,
and St. John's parishes, in Queen-Anne's county, and
of St. Paul's parish, lying
partly in Queen-Anne's and partly in Talbot county.
This act is repealed by the act of
September, 1770, ch. 9, and as nothing was done under it, and as
the repealing act has, in its stead, made provisions, there is no necessity
for reciting the substance of it.
An ACT for emitting bills of credit, and other purposes
Bills of credit, to the amount of 318,000
dollars, are to be struck, under the direction of two commissioners,
whom the governor shall appoint. These persons are to take an oath
of office, the usual oaths to
government, and the test, and to give bond for the faithful discharge of
their duty. They are to be styled
" commissioners for emitting bills of credit," by that name to have succession,
and to sue or be sued in all
cases relative to their trust. For their services they are to be
allowed each, clear of the necessary expenses
of their office, 400 dollars for the first year, and 320 for every year
after. They are to attend at
their offices on stated days and hours, and to be assisted by a clerk of
their own appointment, who is to
take the same oaths, to give bond for his fidelity, and to be allowed for
his services 300 dollars the first
year, and 250 for each succeeding year.
The commissioners are to attend the press. Particular
directions are given to them for preventing
fraud or misconduct in the printer or his servants, who are likewise to
be laid under the obligation of an