15 FREDERICK Lord BALTIMORE.
The commissioners are to give them
receipts, expressing the different sums and kinds of money, and to
enter a particular account thereof in their books, and
to purchase therewith good bills of exchange drawn
or to be endorsed by substantial men residing in the
province, at nor more than 45 per cent. in gold, or
331/3 in silver. These bills are to be remitted,
together with those already in the office, to the trustees in
London, who are directed to apply them in the purchase
of bank stock, under the limitations and upon the
terms of the act of 1733, ch. 6.
On the last of April next, the office
of the commissioners is to cease. At any time before that day,
when proof shall be made to their satisfaction, that
tobacco has been exported and lost, and that none other
has been exported in its room, duty free, they are to
refund the 15d duty, either in bills or cash, if they
shall have any bills or cash in hand, if not, they are
to draw on the treasurers for current money at 331/3
William Murdock, Edward Tilghman,
and Thomas Ringgold, are directed to pay the commissioners
a certain balance appearing, by their own account, to
remain in their hands, to be applied in the purchase
of bills as aforesaid.
The lord proprietary is invested with
the same authority over the trustees in London, as he had by virtue
of the act of 1733, ch. 16.
An ACT to enable the commissioners or trustees of the loan-office,
stationary ware necessary for the use of the upper and lower houses
Viz. to the amount of £. 25
sterl. deducting the commission and charges of importation from London.
It is to consist of a record book, and such parchment,
paper, ink-powder and quills, as the commissioners
shall think proper.
||At a SESSION of ASSEMBLY, begun and held
at the city of ANNAPOLIS, on Friday
the ninth day
of May, in the 16th year of the dominion
Right Honourable FREDERICK, absolute
proprietary of the provinces of Maryland
lord baron of Baltimore, &c. and
27th day of May, anno domini 1766:
laws were enacted.
SHARPE, Esq; Governor.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act to prevent disabled and
slaves being set free, or the manumission of slaves
by any last will or testament.
The act of 1752, ch. 1, is continued
for 20 years, &c.
An ACT to vest the title of and in a certain lot or parcel of land
in John Jeremiah
An ACT for the relief of certain languishing prisoners, in the several
Viz. Jonathan Hudson, John Mears,
Philip Rain, Littleton Brumbly, William Truitt, Thomas Pearson,
Savory Wing, Elias Townsend, Robert Nelson, Levin Laramore,
Charles Moore, Edward Wooden,
languishing prisoners in Worcester county gaol; Stephen
Tare, John Vain, Ignatius Spalding, languishing
prisoners in Charles county gaol; George Matthews, James
Ager, languishing prisoners in Baltimore
county gaol; Michael McDorman, Edward Bennet, John Knowles,
Joseph Holder, Peter Magee, Naomie
Kelsick, Priscilla Barkley, languishing prisoners in
Somerset county gaol; Locyer Long, and John
Deale, languishing prisoners in Prince-George's county
gaol; Richard Freeman, William Morgan,
Thomas Hicks Newton, languishing prisoners in Calvert
county gaol; Nathan Joyce, and Shepherd
Grimes, languishing prisoners in Anne-Arundel county
gaol; John Berry, languishing prisoner in Frederick
An ACT directing a copy of the last will and testament of brigadier-general
to be recorded in the prerogative-office of this
province, and for other
purposes therein mentioned. PR.