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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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                        HORATIO SHARPE, Esq; Governor.

any such cause of action, arising on contract, shall be assigned, as aforesaid, and
who shall have paid or satisfied the same to the original plaintiff or plaintiffs,
his, her or their executors or administrators, or attorney at law, to bring
suit thereon for the recovery of the same, under and by virtue of such assignment;
and that the defendant or defendants, his, her or their heirs, executors or
administrators, shall have the same full advantage and benefit of defence on such
suit, to all intents and purposes, as he, she or they, might have or be entitled unto
upon a suit prosecuted in the name of the original plaintiff or plaintiffs.


may have satisfied
the original
&c. may bring
suit, &c.

                                            CHAP. XI.
        An ACT for the relief of Joseph Scott, of Worcester county.  PR.
                                            CHAP. XII.
An ACT reviving and continuing an act, entitled, An act to establish a market at
    the market house in Chester-town, in Kent county, and for the regulation of
    the said market.

    The act of 1762, ch. 32, is continued for three years, &c.  It was afterwards continued for three
years, &c. by the act of 1771, ch. 5, and for seven years, &c. by the act of February, 1777, ch. 17.  It
expired within the session of 1784, at which session another act was passed for the same purposes, bearing the
same title.

                                            CHAP. XIII.
An ACT to prohibit raising of swine and geese in George-town, in Kent county,
                      and in Snow-hill-town, in Worcester county.

    If swine and geese be suffered to go at large, in either of these towns, it shall be lawful to destroy them;
and any person sued for so doing may give this act and the special matter in evidence upon the general issue.

                                            CHAP. XIV.
An ACT for erecting a court-house and public prisoner for Baltimore county, in
 the town of Baltimore, and for making sale of the old court-house and prison.

    John Beale Bowdley, John Ridgely, John Moale, Robert Adair, Robert Alexander, William Smith,
and Andrew Buchanan, or the major part of them, are empowered to apportion and lay out not more
than one acre and half an acre of the upper part of Calvert-street, next Jones's falls, and to agree with
the owners thereof for the purchase, or, if the owners will not or cannot legally contract with them, the
said commissioners may issue their warrant to the sheriff of the county, for summoning a jury of not less
than twelve freeholders to appear before them, at Baltimore-town, upon a certain day, to inquire into
whom the land belongs, the value thereof, and what damages the owner or owners will sustain by being
deprived thereof.  The sum assessed by the said jury is to be paid by the commissioners, who are to cause
the land to be laid out, with boundaries, by the surveyor, and a certificate thereof to be entered on the
county records.  They are then to contract for building on the said land a court-house, and a prison, with
a prison yard and other conveniencies.
    And to defray the expence of these buildings, the quantity of 300,000lb. of tobacco is to be assessed in
this and the next year, and to be paid to the commissioners, who are authorised to collect and recover the
money which has been subscribed for these purposes. 
    Until the court-house shall be finished, all courts in the county shall be held in the market-house.  The
records are ti be removed by the clerk, before the third day of August next, from the old court-house to
some apartment in the market-house, or to some other place in Baltimore-town, to be appointed by
the justices, and he is to sign a list of the records and books, which he is to enter upon record.  The
sheriff, at his pleasure, may remove all or any of his prisoners from the old gaol and keep them according
to law, and at his own peril, in any gaol in Baltimore-town, until the new prison shall be completed.
    The justices, after the removal of the records, may sell the old court-house and prison at auction, and
they may apply the money arising from such sale, with the surplus of the funds appropriated to the purposes
of this act, to the use of the county.

                                            CHAP. XV.
An ACT to prevent the exportation of flour, staves and shingles, not merchantable,
    from the town of Baltimore, in Baltimore county, and to regulate the
    weight of hay, and measure of grain, salt, flax-seed and fire-wood, within the
    said town.

    This act was made for three years, &c.  It expired with the session of 1771.  At that session another
act was passed having nearly the same tide, and containing nearly the same, with additional, provisions; it
is the act of 1771, ch. 20.

                                            CHAP. XVI.
    An ACT for the adjournment and continuance of Frederick county court.

    Viz. from the third Tuesday in June to the same day in August next.

                                            CHAP. XVII.
An ACT confirming to Spedding Bromwell, of Talbot county, certain lots of
                                    land therein mentioned.  PR.

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