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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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1779.                                 LAWS of MARYLAND.

    of MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of

    ANNAPOLIS, on Thursday the twenty-second of
    July, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven

    hundred and seventy-nine, and ended the 15th day
    of August:  The following laws were enacted.

                        THOMAS JOHNSON, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT to revive and continue the late act of assembly to prevent distilling grain
                                            into spirit.

    See the act of October, 1778, ch. 19.

                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT to restrict the delegates of this state in congress from engaging in any
                          trade, either foreign or domestic.

    By obliging them to take an oath to that purpose.  To continue two years, &c.  Expired.

                                            CHAP. III.
    An ACT to aid and make valid the proceedings of Talbot county court.

    Which were defective on account of the court's being called and held on the Monday before the second,
instead of the Monday before the third Tuesday in December last.

                                            CHAP. IV.
An ACT relating to the issuing of writs of certiorari and habeas
out of the general court in civil cases.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it was heretofore generally the practice to obtain the allowance
of some one of the judges of the provincial court to every writ of
certiorari and habeas corpus, as well in civil as criminal causes, and as
such practice is not only unnecessary, but may be attended with great inconvenience
and expence to suitors;
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, and it is hereby declared,
That on any writ of certiorari or habeas corpus, issued out of the general court
to any court in this state, in any civil cause, the allowance of any one of the
judges of the said general court is not necessary, and every such writ shall be obeyed
according to the command thereof and the law of the land.
                                            CHAP. V.
An additional supplement to the act, entitled, An act to raise the supplies for the
                        year seventeen hundred and seventy-nine.

    The further sum of £. 9 15 0 in the £. 100, to be added to the 65f which are levyable under two
former acts.

                                            CHAP. VI.
                                An ACT for naturalization.
Preamble.     WHEREAS the increase of people is a means to advance the wealth and
strength of this state:  And whereas many foreigners, from the lenity
of our government, the security afforded by our constitution and laws
to civil and religious liberty, the mildness of our climate, the fertility of our soil,
and the advantages of our commerce, may be induced to come and settle in this
state, if they were made partakers of the advantages and privileges which the natural
born subjects of this state do enjoy:
Foreigners on
taking the 
oath of allegiance
    II.  Be it therefore enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That every
person who shall hereafter come into this state, from any nation, kingdom or state,
and shall, before the governor and the council, or before the general court, or

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