ROBERT EDEN, Esq; Governor.
An ACT to enable the justices of Somerset county, to levy on the taxable
of Somerset parish, in the said county, a quantity of
tobacco for the purposes
30,000lb. of tobacco to be assessed
in November next, for the purpose of finishing the pews, the chancel,
and the pulpit, in the chapel of ease built under the act of November,
1766, ch. 8.
An ACT for abolishing June county courts, and for other purposes therein
To continue three years, &c.
It expired with November session in 1773; and at the following session
in 1774, was passed An act for abolishing June courts.
An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of the high court of appeals,
for the adjournment of the provincial court, and other
purposes therein mentioned.
The court of appeals, now sitting,
is adjourned to the third Tuesday in February next; and the provincial
court, which has already been adjourned to the 20th of October instant,
is further adjourned to
the first Monday in April next; and a discretionary power is given to the
justices to continue all causes
until the next term.
An ACT to invest John Clayton with an exclusive privilege and benefit
making and selling a machine for threshing of wheat,
on a model by him invented.
An ACT to give Thomas Harrison further time to effect the removal of
in Baltimore-town, in Baltimore county.
Viz. two years further; and his bond
is to stand as a security for effecting his part of the removal of
the nuisance within that time.
An ACT to empower the justices of Somerset and Worcester counties,
to levy on
the taxable inhabitants of Stepney parish, in said counties,
the quantity of eighty
thousand pounds of tobacco, for the uses therein mentioned.
This tobacco is to be assessed in 1770
and 1771. The quantity in each part of the parish is to be
proportioned to the number of taxables; the whole is to be laid out by
the vestry in the purchase of two
acres of land, on the north side of Broad-creek, at or near the bridge,
and in building thereon a chapel
An ACT for empowering the justices of Queen-Anne's and Talbot counties,
assess the taxable inhabitants of Saint Paul's parish,
in the said counties, the
sums of tobacco therein mentioned, for building a church
and repairing the
chapel in the said parish.
This act repeals the act of 1769, ch.
13, under which nothing effectual has been done; and it directs
that the clerks of Queen-Anne's and Talbot counties shall transmit to each
other, in order to be delivered
to the justices of their respective counties, at their November courts
for this present year, and at their two
next succeeding November courts, by the fifth day thereof, (and which shall
be delivered accordingly) certificates
under their hands of the number of taxables which are and shall be in that
part of the said parish
which lieth in their counties respectively, for each of the aforesaid respective
years. And the clerk of
Queen-Anne's county shall cause to be delivered to the justices of Talbot
county, at their November
court for this present year, by the fifth day thereof,
a certificate under his hand, how much of the sums of
30,000 and 80,000lb. of tobacco, directed to be assessed by an act of assembly,
entitled, An act for laying
out a-new, and settling 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, was assessed in pursuance of the said act.
The justices of Talbot county are to assess
on that part of the parish which lies in the said county, by three equal
assessments, beginning in November
next, the quantity of tobacco which ought to have been assessed on them
in the years 1766 and
1767, under the act of 1765, ch. 37, neither that act, nor the act of 1769,
ch. 13, having been complied
with. And the justices of the said two counties
are to assess on the said parish, at three equal assessments,
beginning at the period aforesaid, their respective parts of 160,000lb.
of tobacco. The whole is to be
paid to the vestrymen and wardens, who are to apply three fourths thereof
to completing the parish church
already begun, and the residue is to be laid out in building and completing
an addition to Wye chapel,
and in erecting galleries therein.
N. B. The above abstract contains the substance
of that part of the act of 1769, ch. 13, which, notwithstanding
its repeal, is by this act directed to be performed.