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                        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

continued for seven years, &c. by the act of March, 1778, ch. 6; but by the act of 1785, ch. 77, the act
of November, 1769, is continued for seven years, &c. so that the act of 1750 has again expired.



                                            CHAP. VII.
An ACT for the building a vestry-house at Chester church, in Kent county, and
                    enclosing the church-yard, and for other purposes.

    The vestry of Chester parish, is empowered to apply the surplus of the 130,000lb. of tobacco, lately allowed
for building a parish church, and also the quantity of 16,000lb. part of the savings of the present
year, by reason of a vacancy in the church, to the building and completing a vestry-house, and the fencing
or paling of the church-yard.  The vestry of St. Paul's is ordered to render them an account of
the 30 per poll, from the death of the late incumbent, Mr. Sterling, until November, 1765, and to pay
them the balance for the uses mentioned in the act of November, 1765, ch. 32; should any part thereof

remain unpaid by the sheriffs, they likewise are commanded to render the first named vestry an account
thereof, and to pay it into their hands, to be applied to the same uses.

                                            CHAP. VIII.
An ACT to empower the justices of Somerset county to levy on the taxable inhabitants
    of Somerset parish, in the said county, the quantity of one hundred and
    forty-four thousand pounds of tobacco, for the uses therein mentioned.

    Viz.  For enabling a majority of the vestry and wardens to purchase, in the name of the rector, vestrymen,
and wardens, a quantity of ground in Princess-Anne town, not exceeding two acres, and to contract
for building thereon a chapel of ease; and to contract for enlarging the parish church at Monie.  The
tobacco is to be levied at three equal assessments in 1766, 1767, and 1768.  The vestry and wardens
shall receive it, and apply 128,000lb. thereof, together with the money which they may raise by the sale
of King's-mill chapel, and of the land belonging thereto, at public vendue, in purchasing the ground and
building the chapel.  The remaining 16,000 they are to lay out in enlarging the parish church.
                                            CHAP. IX.
An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of Frederick county court.

    Viz. to the first Tuesday in December next.

                                            CHAP. X.
An ACT to repeal part of an act, entitled, An act for the encouragement
            of such persons as shall undertake to build water-mills.
    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 the act, entitled, An act for
the encouragement of such persons as will undertake to build water-mills, and every
clause, matter and thing, therein contained, shall be, and do stand hereby repealed,
except the last enacting clause therein that followeth the recital; " for
" prevention of the abuse frequently committed by persons keeping water-mills,
" by taking excessive toll," together with the said recital; which said recital,
and enacting clause, it is hereby declared, shall stand in full force and virtue.
Part of the
act of 1704,
ch. 16, repealed.
    II.  Provided always, That such person and persons as hath or have, before
the first day of this present session of assembly, taken out, obtained or prosecuted,
any writ or writs of ad quod damnum, under or by virtue of the said recited act,
shall have the same benefit and advantage under and by virtue of the said recited
act, as if this act were or had not been made, any thing herein to the contrary,
                                            CHAP. XI.
An ACT continuing an act, entitled, An act for relieving the inhabitants of this
    province from some aggrievances in the prosecution of suits at law, and for
    continuing the supplementary act thereto.

    The acts of 1714, ch. 4, and 1728, ch. 21, are continued for seven years, &c.  They have since been
continued for twenty-one years, &c. by the act of November, 1773, ch. 17.

                                            CHAP. XII.
An ACT to enable the justices of Charles county court to assess and levy on the
    taxable inhabitants of Trinity parish, a quantity of tobacco for building a chapel
    of ease in Benedict hundred, in said parish, and for other purposes therein

    The quantity of 50,000lb. is to be levied, by three equal assessments, in 1767, 1768, and 1769.  The
vestry and wardens are therewith to purchase an acre of land, in Villet's old fields, near the main road
from Bryan-town to Benedict, and to erect thereon a chapel of ease.

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