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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
Volume 33, Page 287   View pdf image (33K)
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At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of
Annapolis, in the County of Ann-Arundel, the 22d Day of
April, and ended the 10th Day of May, in the 3d Year of the
Dominion of the Right Honourable Charles, absolute Lord
and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon,
Lord Baron of Baltimore &c. Annoq; Domini 1718, were En-
acted the Laws following viz.

John Hart, Esq; Governor.


A Supplementary Act to the Act directing the Manner of
Electing and Summoning Delegates and Representatives to
serve in succeeding Assemblies.

Whereas there has been some Doubts concerning the issu-
ing of Writs of Election, and the Time for Elections, upon
the Death or Removal of any of the Delegates within the
Several Counties of this Province, and City of Annapolis,
during the Being or Sitting of any Session of Assembly ; for
the removing whereof for the future,
II. Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lord-
ship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of this
present General Assembly, and the Authority of the same,
That whensoever any Vacancy shall happen by the Death or
Removal of any Member of the Lower House of Assembly,
Writs of Election shall immediately issue, upon the Hon-
ourable Speaker, for the Time being, his issuing his Warrant
to the Secretary to prepare such Writ or Writs, directed to the
several Persons or Bodies Politic, to whom the Execution of
such Writ or Writs shall belong, who are hereby authorized
and impowered immediately to proceed to the Execution of
such Writ or Writs, according to the Directions of the afore-
mentioned Law, without any Regard had to the Space of Time
betwixt the Test and Return of such Writ or Writs, so as
public Notice be given of the Election in a County, according

1 The text of these Acts is taken from Bacon's Laws of Maryland at Large
(1765), in which are contained only the public general laws in force at the date
of that compilation. Local and private acts, and such as had expired or been
repealed, do not appear. Liber LL. No. 4, which contained the original record
of the session laws, has been lost.

Chap. I

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