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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1740-1744
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Acts. 431

same that all such Workmen and Labourers as shall be by him Con-
stantly Employed in the Carrying on such usefull and beneficial work
or Works shall be Exempt from paying of Levies for the Term of
Seven Years provided the number of such Workmen as shall be Levy
free Exceed not fifty Taxable Persons And Whereas the making of
Copper or Raising Copper Oar Within this Province will be Advan-
tagious to the trade of Great Britain as well as beneficial to the In-
habitants of Maryland Be it enacted by the Authority Advice and
Consent aforesaid that no Labouring person who shall be Employed
in the Carrying on the aforesaid Copper Work or Works or in pro-
viding any materials of any sort Nature or kind soever for the
furtherance and Carrying on the same, be Obliged to Clear or Assist
in Clearing any High Ways or Roads or building of any Bridge or
Bridges Except for the Conveniency of their Own Works or Serve
in the Militia or be Obliged to attend at any Training or Musters
Except upon Very Extraordinary Occasions provided such Labour-
ing person or persons shall not at any time be Employed in making
of Tobacco Corne or other Grain or other Planters Work.

B. L. C.

An Act for Raising a Duty of Three Half-pence Sterling per Hogs-
head, on all Tobacco Exported out of this Province, for the use of
the Governor.
Whereas, his Lordship the Right Honourable the Lord Proprie-
tary has been pleased to Constitute and Appoint his Excellency
Thomas Bladden, Esq; his Lieutenant Governor in and over this his
Province of Maryland, to whom we yield all due Deference; and the
better to Demonstrate the good Respect we have for and towards
the said Thomas Bladen, Esq; our present Governor, and the great
Hopes and Expectation we have of his Excellency's good and mild
Government over us, We most humbly pray that it may be Enacted,
And be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary,

p. 42
Ch. XXI.


by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's Governor, and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Authority of the
same, That an Imposition of Three Half-pence Sterling per Hogs-
head, over and above the Duties already Imposed on the Export of
Tobacco, upon all Tobacco that shall be Exported out of this Prov-
ince, after the last Day of this Session of Assembly, by Land or by
Water, and Three Half-pence Sterling upon every Four Hundred
Pounds or Tobacco, be it in Chest or Case, to be Paid by the Master
of every Ship or Vessel, or other Person Trading into or Living in
this Province, in Sterling Money of Great-Britain, or Bills of Ex-
change, at the Election or Choice of the said Master or Others, to be
Collected by the Naval Officer of the Port or District where such
Ship or Vessel shall Enter, and to be paid by the Naval Officers
aforesaid, to his Excellency Thomas Bladen, Esq; Lieutenant Gov-
ernor in and over this Province, for his proper Use and better

An addi-
tional Duty
on Tobacco
for the use
of the

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