ACTS OF THE ASSEMBLY PASSED DURING
Liber R. G.
Maryland S.s At a Session of Assembly begun and held at the City of Annapolis
on Wednesday the second Day of October in the Year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and seventy one and in the twenty first
Year of the Dominion of the Right Honourable Frederick Absolute
Lord and Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon
Lord Baron of Baltimore &c.a and ending the twenty ninth Day of
November following. The following Laws were enacted and as-
sented to by his Excellency Robert Eden Esquire Governor.
An Act for vesting in such foreign Protestants as are now natural-
ized or shall be hereafter naturalized in this Province all the
Rights & Privileges of natural born Subjects.
Whereas many foreign Protestants have already settled in this
Province & others from the Lenity of our Government, the Purity
of our Religion, & the Benefit of our Laws may be hereafter induced
to settle therein if they were made Partakers of the Advantages &
Privileges which natural born Subjects enjoy.
in this Prov-
Stat. Geo. II.
Be it therefore enacted by the Right Honorable the Lord Pro-
prietary by & with the Advice & Consent of his Lordship's Gov-
ernor & the Upper & Lower Houses of Assembly & the Authority
of the same. That all such foreign Protestants who have been
already naturalized in this Province pursuant to the Directions of
the Statute made in the thirteenth Year of the Reign of his late
Majesty King George the Second Entitled "An Act for naturaliz-
ing such foreign Protestants & others therein mentioned as are
settled or shall settle in any of his Majesty's Colonies in America,"
& all foreign Protestants who shall be hereafter naturalized in this
Province pursuant to the Directions of the said Statute shall be
deemed adjudged & taken to be natural born Subjects to all Intents,
Constructions & Purposes as if they & every of them had been born
within the Kingdoms of Great Britain or Ireland or within any
other of his Majesty's Dominions, any Law to the Contrary in any
By the Lower House of
Assembly, October 14.th
1771. Read & Assented
Signed by Order,
Jn.° Duckett Cl. Lo. Ho.
On Behalf of the Right
Honble the Lord Pro-
prietary of this Province
I will this be a Law
The Great Seal
in Wax Appendant.
By the Upper House of
Assembly Oct.r 15.th 1771.
Read & assented to.
Signed by Order,
U Scott Cl. Up. Ho.
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