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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 431   View pdf image (33K)
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Appendix. 43 1

i. Whereas by our Commission bearing even Date with these
Presents We have thought fit to make you the said Nicholas Lowe
our Agent & Receiver General within our Province of Maryland,
you are to give me good Security by Bond with able Sureties for the
faithful Discharge of your Duty & due Accounting for all monys or
Bills of Exchange which shall come to your Hands to be Executed
in the presence of my Governeur & forthwith transmitted to me and
you are to take sufficient security from the Naval Officers for the
time Being (whom we have & do appoint during our pleasure to be
our Shipping Officers, for the receiving & Collecting in their several
Districts all our Duties arising by the Exportation of Tobacco or
Tonage of Ships) for their faithful accounting to you for the same
& due observance of such Directions as they shall from time to time
receive from us or Yourself therein.
2. You are to take especial Care yourself & give Directions to the
sd Shipping Officers that all Bills arising by Virtue of the afd Duties
or otherwise be made payable to me the sd Charles Lord Baltimore
in London Except so many as will pay our Lieutent Governour his
Sallary of one thousand pounds p annum And you are likewise to
take Care that all other Bills or Land Warrants &ca be also made
payable to me in London.
3. You are hereby required & directed to send me every Year a
Stated Account of all monys or Bills of exchange arising by our said
Dutys on Exporting Tobaccos & also a separate account of all monys
or Bills of Exchange arising by the Tonage of Ships with the usual
Lists of all Ships entered in & out according to the method practised
by your late Brother Henry Lowe & likewise an account of all monys
coming & growing due to me out of the Several other Branches of
my Revenue.

No. 278

4. Whereas we have by our Instructions impowered & directed
Thos Beake and Charles Lowe Our Secretarys, either by themselves
or their Sufficient Deputy to Grant Warrants, for taking up any
Wast, Cultivated uncultivated or Surplus Lands within Our said
Province on the Conditions therein Specified Provided that before
any Pattent for any the said Lands be made out, Our Receiver Gen-
eral for the time being shall receive to our use for Every hundred
Acres of such Land the Sum of forty shillings in Sterling Mony or
take Caution for it; You are hereby impowered and Directed to
receive the said Sum or Sums or take Caution for them before the
said Secretarys or their Deputy do proceed to make out any Pattent.
5 And whereas by our former Instructions to your Late Brother
Henry Lowe He was directed to pay or Cause to be paid to our
Lieutenant Governor for the time being the Sum of one thousand
pounds Sterling pr Ann: And in Case of the Absence or Death oi
Our Lieutenant Governor for the time being He was Directed tc

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