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

that time, may compound thereof on or before the first day of July next,
after which day warrants may issue to affect the land not paid for before that day,
to the person who shall first apply for the same.

Proviso.     II.  Provided always, That no warrant shall issue to affect any survey not
compounded on within the time aforesaid limited, if the certificate has been lost
or mislaid, or erroneous, or where the owner is an infant, or caveat remains in
force against issuing grant, or default in payment has not been owing to the neglect
of the owner, without the express licence of the chancellor.  And if any
owner shall neglect to compound on such certificates, he may, at any time before
application for a warrant to affect such land, obtain a grant, on paying for surplus
or vacant land the sum of seven shillings and six-pence per acre, or for
escheat lands two thirds of the actual value, and for improvements (if any) the
full worth thereof, as in other cases.
                                            CHAP. VI.
An ACT to raise the supplies for the year seventeen hundred and eighty-three.

    A tax of 25f is imposed on every £. 100's worth of property; one half thereof shall be collected by
distress and sale, after the 20th of May next, in specie, unless 10f thereof be paid by the 1st of March,
in fresh pork, at 27f6; barrelled pork, at £. 4 10 0 for each barrel containing 220lb; wheat, at 5f3;
new crop tobacco, at 10f, and an allowance of four per cent. for cask; or fine barrelled flour, at 15f the
short hundred, and an allowance of 3f for the barrel.  In case of thus discharging 10f, the party so
doing is then chargeable with only 2f6 more in specie, for the first payment.  In like manner, the other
half of the tax shall be levied after the 15th of September, unless, before that day, 10f of it be paid in
specifics, as aforesaid, in which case only 2f6 will be due in specie.
    One fifth of the specie received under this act is appropriated to the use of congress; the residue is
first appropriated to the support of the civil list; and the money arising from the sale of the specifics shall,
in the first place, be applied to the discharge of a year's interest on specie certificates.

                                            CHAP. VII.
        An ACT to confirm certain purchases of confiscated property.
Preamble.     WHEREAS the commissioners for the preservation of confiscated British
property were empowered, by an act for raising recruits, passed
November session, seventeen hundred and eighty-one, to sell the lands
lying in Talbot county, late the property of the heirs of Anthony Richardson,
did also proceed to the sale of two tracts, called Richardson's Adventure and
Limerick, lying in Caroline county, and doubts have arisen respecting the validity
of the latter purchases,
Sale valid,
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the said sale
of the two tracts of land aforesaid shall be as good and valid in law, as if the
commissioners aforesaid had had full power and authority to have made the same
by the act aforesaid; and that the commissioners, or any one of them, have full
power and authority, and they or any one of them is hereby directed, to convey
the said two tracts unto Henry Downs, his heirs and assigns for ever.
                                            CHAP. VIII.
    An ACT for an addition to Baltimore-town, in Baltimore county.
Preamble.     WHEREAS Benjamin Rogers, Charles Ridgely (son of John) Christopher
Hughes, Henry Brown, John Mercer Porter, George McComdless,
Thomas Russell, Robert Moor, David Williamson, Charles
Frederick Wiesenthall, John Wells, Jonathan Hudson, John Steret, George
Prestman, John Gordon, Thomas Dorsey, John Dorsey, Samuel Chase, William
Hammond, and David Rusk, by their humble petition to this general assembly
have set forth, that they are seized and possessed of part of the following
tracts of land, to wit, Howard's Timber Neck, Parker's Haven, Kemp's Addition,
and Gift's Inspection, which said lands and premises lay contiguous to
Baltimore-town, and are well calculated for the purposes of commerce and navigation,
and that it would tend greatly to the advantage of said town, in case the
said tracts of land and premises were laid out into convenient streets, lanes and
alleys, and therefore prayed a law might pass for that purpose; and it appearing
to this general assembly, that to extend the limits of said town would contribute
to promote the trade and commerce thereof:

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