L. H. J.
Liber No. 54
Clergy's Allowance, and the Payment of the Publick, County, and
Parochial Charges. If your Honours do not incline to accept either
of these Propositions, we have only to request, that you will send
down the Bill, that, after finishing the Business of the Session, we
may return to the Care of our domestic Affairs.
Signed by Order Jn.o Duckett Cl. Lo. Ho.
Which was read the First and Second Time, and unanimously
agreed to. Sent to the Upper House by M.r Johnson and M.r J. Hall.
They return, and acquaint M.r Speaker they delivered the Message.
The House being informed that Messieurs Daniel Chamier, Moses
Galloway, and John Ross, were attending at the Door, in Obedience
to the Order of this House of the 10.th Instant, Ordered, That they
be called in, and they appeared at the Bar, in the Custody of the
The House having heard the Allegations of Job Garretson, the
Complainant, and the Testimony of the Evidences produced, as also
the Defence made by the said Daniel Chamier, Moses Galloway and
John Ross, and after maturely considering the same, proceeded in the
It appearing to this House, on Enquiry into the Complaint of Job
Garretson, against Daniel Chamier, Sheriff of Baltimore County,
and Moses Galloway, and John Ross, his Deputies, for making a
Distress on his Goods: That the Distress was made, 1:st, without
any Accounts being delivered to the Party before the last of Feb-
ruary, according to Law. 2:dly Without his being first requested to
shew his Goods to be, distrained, that he might make that Election
which the Law gives to the Party, of suffering either his Body or
Goods to be taken. 3:dly That Part of the Claim was for per Diem
ffees where the Party was not in Jail or any Victuals found. 4:thly
That the Claim included a private Debt, for which no Distress could
be legally made.
Resolved, Therefore, That the said Distress, made by the said
Moses Galloway and John Ross, Deputy Sheriffs, by Order of the
said Daniel Chamier, Sheriff, was illegal, oppressive, and made under
Colour of Office to force the Payment of Money for which no Dis-
tress would lie
M.r Beall, M.r Bordley, and M.r Ringgold, are appointed a Com-
mittee to assess the ffees arising due on the Complaint of Job Garret-
son against Daniel Chamier.
John Ridout, Esq from the Upper House, delivers to M.r Speaker
a Remonstrance of the Magistrates of Ann Arundel County: Which
was read the first Time and ordered to lie on the Table
M.r Ringgold brings in, and delivers to M.r Speaker the following