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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annap-
olis, in the County of Ann-Arundel, for the Province of Maryland,
on the Third Day of October, and ended the 2d Day of November,
in the 14th 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 1728, were
Enacted the following Laws, viz.

printed by

An Act for ascertaining the Form of the Oath of Judge or Justice.

Whereas the Oath of Judge or Justice, (appointed to be taken by
the Statute of the Eighteenth of Edward the Third) does not in
many Particulars provide for the Constitution of this Province, nor
suit the Circumstances of any other Proprietary Government :
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Lordship's
Governour, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the
Authority of the same, That at some convenient Time, after the End
of this present Session of Assembly, and before the last Day of
March next, the following Oath shall be taken, as the proper Oath
of Office, by the Members of the Court of Appeals, as Judges to cor-
rect Errors in Judgments and other Proceedings at Law, the" Jus-
tices of the Provincial and County Courts, and the Mayor, Recorder,
and Aldermen of the City of Annapolis, for the Time being, chang-
ing only what is to be changed, according to the different Stations
of such Magistrates, viz.
" You shall swear, That as a Justice of the Provincial Court of
" Maryland, in all Articles of his Lordship's Commission to You di-
" rected, You shall do equal Law and Right to all the King's Sub-
" jects, rich and poor, according to the Directions of the Acts of
" Assembly of this Province, so far forth as they provide; And,
" where they are silent, according to the Laws, Statutes, and reason-
" able Customs of England, agreeable to the Usage and Constitution
" of this Province; and not delay any Person of Common Right,
" for any Cause or Pretence whatsoever: And in case any Letters,
" or other Commandments, shall come to You, contrary to Law,
" that You do nothing by them, but cause them to be entered on
" Record, and certify the King, the Lord Proprietor, or the Gover-
" nour (for the Time being,) of them, and proceed to execute the
" Law, notwithstanding the same Letters, or Commandments: That

Chap. I

p. I
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