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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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524 Assembly Proceedings, May 8-May 30, 1754.

Liber H. S.
No. 1

seys, and the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, called New-Castle,
Kent, and Sussex, and emit or tender the same in Payments within
this Province, to the Prejudice of the good People thereof, and the
Credit of the same Currency: In Order therefore, to prevent the
Evils to Society which may arise from such Practices, it is prayed
that it may be enacted,

[Forging
Bills of
Credit, of the
neighboring
Govern-
ments, how
punish'd.]

p. 146

And be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary,
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 if any Person or Persons within this Province, shall,
after the End of this Session of Assembly, forge or counterfeit any
Bill or Bills of Credit, appointed to be Current by any Acts of
Assembly of the Provinces of Pennsylvania, New- York, East or
West Jerseys, or the Three Lower Counties on Delaware, called New-
Castle, Kent, and Sussex, or utter or tender the same in Payment
within this Province, knowing the same to be such, and be thereof
convict by due Course of Law, shall, for such Offence, be set in the
Pillory, and have one of his or her Ears cut off, and suffer Six
Months Imprisonment, without Bail or Mainprize.

[Continua-
tion.]

This Act to continue Three Years, and unto the End of the next .
Session of Assembly which shall happen after the Expiration of the
said Three Years.

30th May 1754

Read and Assented to
by the Lower House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
M Macnemara Cl lo ho.

On behalf of the Right

Honourable the Lord
Proprietary of this Prov-
ince I will this be a Law
Hor.° Sharpe

The great seal in
Wax Appendant

30th May 1754

Read and Assented to
by the Upper House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
J. Ross Cl Up Ho.

No. 3

An Act for building a Prison in Frederick County.

[Preamble.]

Whereas it is necessary to build a Prison at Frederick-Town, in
Frederick County, with such Conveniences as may render Confine-
ment less grievous, and for the better Security of Prisoners in the
said County :

[A Prison to
be built in
Frederick-
Town.]

Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, 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 the Justices of Frederick County, or the
major Part of them, shall, and may, and they are hereby authorized
and impowered to erect and build, for the Use of the said County, a
Prison, in Frederick-Town, in the said County.

[The Money
to be taken
out of the
Paper Cur-
rency
Office.]

And be it further Enacted, That the Commissioners, or Trustees,
for emitting Bills of Credit, shall, on Demand, pay unto the said
Justices of Frederick County, or the major Part of them, or their
Order, the Sum of Four Hundred Pounds, in Bills of Credit, for the
Purpose aforesaid, which the said Justices of Peace, or the major



 
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