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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 10th, and ended the 30th Day of October, in the 13th 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 1727, were Enacted the follow-
ing Laws, viz.
Benedict Leonard Calvert, Esq; Governor.

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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; and
for that the Oath of Judge or Justice, proper to be taken in this
Province, is not ascertain'd by any Act of our own :
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 correct Errors in Judgments and other Proceedings at Law, the
Justices of the Provincial and County-courts, and the Mayor, Re-
corder, and Alderman of the City of Annapolis, for the Time being,
changing only what is to be changed, according to the different Sta-
tions 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
" directed, You shall do equal Law and Right to all the King's
" Subjects, 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 Constitu-
" tion of this Province; and not delay any Person of Common Right,
" for the Letters of the King, the Lord Proprietary, or of any other
" whatsoever, nor for any other Cause: And in case any Letters
" shall come to You, contrary to Law, that You do nothing by
" them, but cause them to be entered on Record, and certify the

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