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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
Volume 64, Page 151   View pdf image (33K)
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At a Session of Assembly begun and holden at the City of An-
napolis the Sixteenth day of November in the Third Year of the
Dominion of the Right Honourable Henry Harford Esquire abso-
lute Lord and Proprietary of the Province of Maryland And Soforth
Annoque Domini One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy three
and ended the Twenty third day of December following.
The following Laws were Enacted and Assented to by His Ex-
cellency Robert Eden Esquire Governor
No. i An Act for the Regulation of the Staple of Tobacco and for pre-
venting Frauds in his Majesty's Customs

Liber R. G.
p. 196

Whereas it is thought convenient by this General Assembly to
have a Law for preventing the Exportation of bad unsound or
Trashy Tobacco and to prevent the many Frauds in his Majesty's


Be it therefore enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Governor and
the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly and the Authority of the
same that all Tobacco which shall be exported out of this Province
after the first day of January next shall be first brought to one of
the Public Warehouses herein after mentioned and shall be there
viewed and inspected in Manner herein after expressed except such
Tobacco as hath been inspected under any Act of Assembly of this
Province or under private Agreement

exported af-
ter the first
of January
to be first
except such
as hath been
inspected by

provided always and be it enacted that no Tobacco already in-
spected or hereafter to be inspected under private Agreement shall
as such after the first Day of November seventeen hundred and
seventy four be delivered at any of the said Warehouses for Expor-
tation any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwith-


And be it enacted that Public Warehouses for the Inspection of
Tobacco pursuant to this Act shall be kept at the several Places
herein after mentioned that is to say in the County of Saint Marys
at Chaptico on the Land of the late Philip Key on a Plantation where
a certain Gilbert Machey lived. At Saint Innegoes on the Land of
Stephen Milburn; At Wiccomoco on the Land of John Llewellin;
at the Court House on the Land of Abraham Barnes on Saint
Cuthburts Creek on the Land of Francis Brooke at Town Creek

[In St.

on the Land of Hugh Hopeweel. In Kent County at Chester Town
At Worton Creek on the Land of Richard Graves called Buck


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