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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                                THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT to repeal the several acts of assembly heretofore made relative
                                to the export of provisions.

    BE it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That all acts of assembly
heretofore made, prohibiting the export of provisions, shall be and are
hereby repealed (except so much of the said acts as forbids the export of
provisions of the meat kind by water, which shall continue and remain in full
force during the time limited by said acts, or any of them, any thing herein to

the contrary notwithstanding.)
Acts repealed,
                                            CHAP. III.
An additional supplement to the act for raising the supplies for the year seventeen
                                    hundred and eighty-one.

    Allowing bacon to be paid for the tax at the rate of 1f per pound.

                                            CHAP. IV.
            An ACT for building a bridge over Tuckahoe creek.

    The courts of Talbot and Queen-Anne's are to assess each the sum of £. 40, and the court of Caroline
is to assess the sum of £. 80, to be paid to the commissioners named in this act, any two of whom
may cause the old bridge to be pulled down, and apply the materials, with the money granted by this act,
to the building a new bridge at the same place; and they may agree with a contractor or contractors for
the whole or parts of the work, or they may purchase materials and hire workmen.  They are authorised,
in case of necessity, to sue the collectors; and they shall, immediately after completing the work, render
an account to each of the county courts.  If one of them shall die, or refuse to act, the others may choose
a person in his room; and if the whole shall die, or refuse, the justices of Caroline may, by warrant, appoint
others in their room.

                                            CHAP. V.
An ACT to procure an immediate supply of cloathing and flesh provision for the
    troops, and a sufficient number of horses for light-horse and for carriage.

    The certificates granted under this act are to bear interest, and one third of them, with the interest,
may be discounted annually, until the whole be paid; and the discounts shall be endorsed on the certificates.

                                            CHAP. VI.
An ACT for the relief of William Hopper, of Caroline county, late collector of
                                                the tax.
                                            CHAP. VII.
An ACT to make valid the proceedings of the vestry of Port-Tobacco parish in
              Charles county, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

    The vestry of the said parish, and of several others, were prevented, by an invasion, from meeting on
last Easter Monday, and they have, notwithstanding, acted since that day.  Their proceedings are confirmed,

and a power given to choose vestrymen and wardens on the last Monday of July next, instead of
the said Easter Monday.

                                            CHAP. VIII.
        An ACT to repeal the act of assembly to regulate auctions.
    BE it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the act of assembly,
entitled, An act to regulate auctions, passed at a session of assembly, begun
and held at the city of Annapolis, on the seventeenth day of October last
past, shall be and is hereby repealed.
An act repealed.
                                            CHAP. IX.
An ACT to enable Thomas Barnett and Jane his wife to exchange part of a tract
    of land called Ennalls's Outrange, with Robert Harrison, for part of a tract of
    land called Manning's Marsh.
                                            CHAP. X.
                                An ACT to collect arms.

    The lieutenants, or any field officers, are empowered to take away all fire arms, except pistols, from
nonjurors.  Any other persons likewise, on an emergency, may be thus disarmed by a lieutenant and
two field officers.  If arms are secreted, or attempted to be secreted, the offender shall forfeit them and
£. 5 besides; otherwise the arms are to be valued by the lieutenant, and a certificate given for them, to
be discountable in taxes; but when the occasion for which the arms are wanted shall cease, they may be
restored at the election of any owner who is a nonjuror.

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