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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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150 Assembly Proceedings, July 7-29, 1740.


a Term not exceeding Five Years, to any Person or Persons who
are or shall be inclinable to purchase the Time and Servitude of such
Debtor or Debtors as aforesaid, and that the respective Sheriffs in
whose Custody the aforesaid Persons, or any of them, are, be, and
are hereby, authorized, impowered and obliged, at the first County

to be Sold.

Court to be held for their respective Counties next after the end of
this Session, and during the Time of Court sitting, by order of such
Court, to publish the Sale of such Debtor, and the Time of his Servi-
tude, and the same may and are hereby obliged to sell or dispose of
to the highest Bidder, and the Money arising from such Sale, shall
be as Effects of such Debtor in the hands of such respective Sheriff
as aforesaid, subject to an equal distribution to the Creditors of such
Debtor or Debtors, and such Sheriff is hereby obliged to distribute
the same in equal proportion to such Creditors accordingly.


Provided always, That any such Debtor or Debtors being Single
and subjected to Serve as aforesaid, and being Sold for that purpose,
that then and in such case such Sale and Service is hereby deemed a
full and sufficient acquittal and discharge against all Debts due from
such Person or Persons, before such Sale and Servitude as afore-
said; any thing in this Act, or any Law, Statute, Usage or Custom
to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.

Security for
the good
of Michael
before he
be releas'd.

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That before
Michael Taylor, one of the Prisoners intended to be relieved by this
Act, shall be relieved and discharged from his Imprisonment by
virtue of this Act, he the said Michael Taylor shall enter into a
Recognizance to the Lord Proprietor in the Sum of Two Hundred
Pound Currency, and also find two good and sufficient Inhabitants
of this Province, who shall, on behalf of the said Michael Taylor,
enter before one Provincial Justice of this Province, or two Justices
of Prince George's County Court, into a Recognizance or Recogni-
zances to the Lord Proprietary, in the Sum of One Hundred Pounds
Current Money each, with a Condition or Defeazance that he the
said Michael Taylor shall keep the Peace and be of good Behaviour
towards all his Majesty's Subjects, and particularly towards William
Mauduit of the said Prince George's County, for and during the
Term of Five Years.

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