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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 143   View pdf image (33K)
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Ac/s. 143

Aprill 15th 1707

On the behalf of her Majty Queen Anne of England &c. I
will this be a Law. Jo: Seymour

Lib. L. L.
No. 64

An Act for Relief of Thomas Manning of Calvert County:

Whereas Thomas Manning of Calvert County Inholder is
become so farr in Debt that his whole Estate is not near Suffi-
cient to pay his Debts but is willing to Lay down all, both his
Reall and Personall Estate to be by Equall proportion Divided
amongst his Creditors but they will not accept the same in full
discharge of their severall and respective Debts so that he
may be Inlarged from prison and intirely have to himself for
his own sustenance what goods or possessions by his future
industry he shall acquire and hath humbly supplicated this
Generall Assembly to appoint some fit pson at proper time
and place to receive a true account of his whole Estate which
the Assembly thinking reasonable to do & to no Profit to have
him Continually kept in prison forever humbly pray that it may
be Enacted.
And be it Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majty by
and with the Advice and Consent of her Majesty's Governour
Councill and Assembly of this Province and the Authority of
the same that Richard Johns and George Harris two of his
principall Creditors on or before the first Day of May next
Ensuing shall give notice under their hands in writing to the
Rest of his the said Manning's Creditors to meet at a day and
place Certain to make Choice in writing of three of the Cre-
ditors to whom the keeper of the great Scale of this Province
upon Sight of any Writing testifying such Election shall have

p. 279

full power and Authority by Commission under the said Seale
and by vertue of this Act to grant full power and Authority
to take by Their Discretions such order and Discretion wth all
the aft Debtors Lands Tenements and hereditaments & also
with his mony goods Chattells Servants Slaves wares mer-
chantdizes and Debts wheresoever they may be found or
known & Cause the said Lands Tenements and hereditaments
goods Chattells Servts Slaves wares Merchantdizes and Debts
to be searched veiwed Rented and appraised to the best
Value they may, and by deed indented and Inroll'd in her
Majesty's Provinciall Court or County Court where such Land
Lyeth to make Sale of the said Lands Tenements and here-
ditaments belonging to the Debtor afd and also to make Sale
of all his goods Chattells Servants Slaves wares merchantdizes
and Debts or otherwise to order the same for true Satisfaction
of the said Creditors (that is to say) to every of the said

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