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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, September, 1704-April, 1706
Volume 26, Page 356   View pdf image (33K)
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356 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 5-Oct. 3, 1704.

Lib. L. L.

No. 64.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority Advice and
Consent aforesaid that the Minister Pastor or Magistrate by
vertue of this Act is impowered to ask Demand and receive
from the partys so marryed or Joynd together the Sume of one
hundred pounds of Tobacco and no more.

September 20th 1704 Septembr 21st 1704

Read and Assented to by Read and Assented to by her
the house of Dell. Matys honble Councill.
W Taylard Clk hD. W Bladen Cl Concil.

Maryland October 3d 1704.

On the behalf of her Maty &c. I will this be a Law
Jo: Seymour

An Act ascertaining what Damages shall be allowed upon
protested bills of Exchange.

P. 165

Be it enacted by the Queens most excellent Majesty by and
with the Advice and Consent of her Majestys Governor Coun-
cill and Assembly of this Province and the Authority of the
same that there shall not be allowed to any person or persons
whatsoever having Just Cause to implead any person or per-
sons whatsoever living or residing within this Province upon
any bill of Exchange drawn for any Sum or Sums of Mony
whatsoever payable in England or elsewhere and brought in
here protested more than the Sum of twenty pounds per Cent.
Damages over and above the Debt sued for and recovered
together with ordinary Costs of Suite Any Law Statute Usage
or Custom to the Contrary Notwithstanding.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that if
any person or persons draw any bill of Exchange upon any
Person or Persons or Society and Company in England or
elsewhere out of this Province And the same be protested and
the Protested bills be return'd into this Province within four
Years after the date of Such bills That then the Debt occasion'd
by the non acceptance or nonpayment of such bills shall be
accounted a Debt of equall Nature with any Specialty And in
payment of Debts by Executors or Administrators be preferr'd
before any other Debt which is not under hand and Seale such
executor or Adminr having timely Notice of such protested
bills of Exchange Any Usage or Custom to the Contrary not-

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