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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
Volume 40, Page 87   View pdf image (33K)
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or Peremptorily Challenge above twenty shall suffer Death as a
felon or Felons without Benefit of Clergy
Provided Always That such Tobacco House or Other Out Houses
shall be well Boarded or Otherwise Substantially built and the Door
or Doors thereof secured with a Lock or Locks or bolted in the inside
or Nailed.
And be it likewise Enacted, by the Authority Advice and Con-
sent afd that any Person or Persons who after the said tenth Day
of September shall Steal any Ship, Sloop, or other Vessell what-
soever out of any Place within the Body of Any County within this
Province of Seventeen foot or upwards by the Keel and shall Carry
the same ten Miles or Upwards from the Place whence it shall be
Stolen or shall Steal any Negro or other Slave or who shall Councell
hire Aid Abet or Command any Person or Persons to Commit the
said Offences or Who shall be Accessarys to the said Offences and
shall be thereof Legally Convicted as aforesaid or Out lawed or who
shall Obstinately or of Mallice stand Mute or Peremptorily Chal-
lenge above twenty shall Suffer Death as a Felon or Felons and be
Excluded the Benefit of Clergy
Provided Always that when and as Often as any Slave or Slaves
shall be Convict for any Offence Contrary to this or Any other Law
and shall be Actually Executed or who shall Die after Condemnation
and under Confinement in Order for Execution that the Owner shall
be paid the full Value of such Slave or Slaves such Value to be.
Adjudged by the Court before whom the Fact Shall be tried at the
time of the Condemnation of Such Slave or Slaves
And be it further Enacted that the Treasurer or Treasurers of
this Province for the time being upon a Certificate from the Sheriff
of the Execution of Any Such Slave or Slaves or the Death of such
Slave or Slaves after Conviction and under Confinement in order
for Execution Immediately shall Pay the Owner or Owners of such
Slave or Slaves what such Slave shall be Valued at as aforesaid out
of the Publick Stock of this Province in the. Hands of such Treasurer
or Treasurers without Fee or Reward.
This Act to Continue three Years and to the End of the next
Session of Assembly Which shall happen after the. End of the said
three Years.

An Act for Docking the Intail of a Tract of Land Called W:ilsons
Grove in the. County of Ann Arundell and Vesting the same in
Lewis Duvall In fee Simple and for Settling other Lands and
Tenements to the Same Uses.
Whereas William Jones late of Ann Arundell County Deceased
was in his Life, time Seized In fee Simple of two hundred Acres of
Land Called Wilsons Grove with the Appurtenances lying & being
in the County afd between the heads of South & Severn Rivers and

Chap. III
p. 171

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