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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
Volume 203, Page 197   View pdf image (33K)
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1778.                                 LAWS of MARYLAND.

                                            CHAP. XVI.
An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts, and for other purposes.

    The treasurer may give certificates to such of the creditors as will receive them, payable with interest
in three years from the date.  These certificates are to be a tender equally with bills of credit, and to be
discountable out of the public assessment.  To counterfeit any of them, or to offer in payment a counterfeit,
knowing it to be such, is punishable in the manner heretofore directed.

                                            CHAP. XVII.
A Supplement to the act for the payment of the journal of accounts,
                                      and for other purposes.
Persons counterfeiting
suffer death.
    BE it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That if any subject of
this state shall, within or without this state, and if any person whatsoever
shall, within this state, forge or counterfeit any certificate issued in virtue
of the said act, entitled, An act for the payment of the journal of accounts, and
for other purposes, or shall alter the sum expressed in any of the said certificates,
or shall pass in payment any such counterfeit or altered certificate, knowing the
same to be counterfeit or altered, and shall be thereof convicted in the general

court of this state, or shall stand mute, or peremptorily challenge above the number
of twenty of the pannel, such person shall suffer death as a felon, without
benefit of clergy.
    MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of ANNAPOLIS,
    on Monday the eighth of June, in the
    year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and
    seventy-eight, and ended the 23d day of the same
    month:  The following laws were enacted.

                    THOMAS JOHNSON, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT relating to prisoners and deserters from the British army and navy.

    Deserters to be exempt from all militia duty, during the war; and they, as well as prisoners, are disqualified
from acting as substitutes; and every contract they may enter into, to oblige themselves to act
as such, shall be void.  But they may, notwithstanding, retain any money given to them in virtue of
such contracts with persons who knew them to be deserters or prisoners.

                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT to aid the proceedings of the commissioners of the tax, and for other

    Being a supplement to the last supply bill.

                                            CHAP. III.
An ACT to prohibit for a limited time, the exportation of wheat, flour, rye, Indian
        corn, rice, bread, beef, pork, bacon, live stock, and other victual.

    To continue until the 15th of November next.  Expired.

                                            CHAP. IV.
An ACT concerning the gun-lock factory in Frederick-town in Frederick county.

    Every thing thereto belonging to be sold.

                                            CHAP. V.
A Supplementary ACT to the act, entitled, An act for King-William's school in

    Any number of the visitors, not less than three, who have taken the oath of fidelity and support to this
state, may manage the affairs of the school, and execute all the powers of the corporation, until some
three or more shall have met, and elected so many other visitors as are required to complete their full
number.  This election they are enjoined to make on or before the 15th of July next, out of the inhabitants
of the state, duly qualified, who have taken the oath aforesaid.

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