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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
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Assembly Proceedings, Mar. 10, 1697/8-Apr. 4, 1698. 103

Somersett County has a very good Court house with a
brick chimney no ordinary is kept therein, and the Records
are Kept now att the the clerks Lodgeings.
Dorchester County has a good Court house with a brick
chimney, no ordinary is kept therein and the Records are kept
att the clerks house.
There is a new Court house building in Caecill County
wherein may be a Brick chimney and there when finished the


records are to be kept and no ordinary. A new Court house
is building in Prince Georges County without any Chimney
the Records att present are kept att the Clk: house till the
finishing of the Court house and then to be lodged there.
Having thus considered the State of the court house of
every County We do willingly consent that the said places or
houses for lodging of Records be railed in, and no other houses
suffered to adjoyne to them, and that there be Cages, whip-
ping post stock and pillory's &: as near each court house as
may be.
That the trees that are left in the middle of Roads be cutt
down and that where there are wet places the Roads be cleared
Wider then 20 foot.
The chiefe Roads are generally well cleared and made bet-
ter and better every year. That protestant Servants that live
with Roman catholicks have Liberty to go to church.
The house suppose that theire masters cannot hinder them
from going to church, yet we believe it would be necessary a
proclamation should Servants from repairing to theire parish
That there be an ordinance of Assembly made to be pub-
lished that the Country has fully Satisfied all publick debts
both in money and Tobac upon Score of the Revolution and
in Govr Copley and Sr Edmond Andros time the which is
thought fitt to be done to prevent after illegall claims by reason
there are some persons give out they are not yet satisfyed Viz:
A man out of Calvert County for bringing up the Records.
Major Dorsey, Robt Hancock and others therefore do also
propose a Law to be made to punish such persons as shall
make such false Reports, And that the people be given to
understand tht where a bargain for any publick work is made
the person contracted with is to be lookt upon, and not to
have every one such person Imploys to trouble the Assembly
with an acct
Thought that the Law agt divulgers of false news hath suf-
ficiently provided agt such illegal Clamours and tht the Satis-
faction of all the publick Debts and charges will sufficiently
appear in our Journalls and Records. And therefore do not
think fitt by any act of assentation to sett it forth more publickly.

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