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

wolves, and make oath (or affirmation if a quaker, menonist, or dunker) that
the wolf or wolves, of which he or they produce the head or heads, were actually
caught and killed within the limits of that county in which he or they pray
for an allowance, and within six days next before the producing the same to such
justice, that then such justice shall, and he is hereby authorised and directed, to
give such person or persons producing, a certificate for such head or heads produced
and proved as aforesaid, and in such certificate to mention the oath or
affirmation taken, and therein distinguish which or how many of the heads of the
old or young wolves; and every justice, who shall have any wolves head or heads
brought before him by any person or persons as aforesaid, shall be, and he is
hereby authorised and empowered, to judge of the age of the said wolf or wolves,
of which the said head or heads was brought before him; and if such justice
shall believe the age of such wolf or wolves to exceed three months, that then
he shall distinguish it in his certificate by the words old wolf or wolves, but if
he shall believe the said wolf or wolves to be under the age of three months, that
then he shall distinguish the same in his certificate by the words young wolf or
wolves; and that every justice before whom any wolf's head is brought, and by
whom a certificate shall be given as aforesaid, is hereby authorised and directed
immediately to cause the ears to be cut off, and the tongue taken out, of and
from the head or heads of such wolf or wolves, to prevent such head or heads
from being a second time carried before a justice in order to obtain a certificate.

Certificates to
be allowed in
levies, &c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That every person or persons who shall produce a certificate
as aforesaid to the justice of the county wherein the said wolf or wolves
were killed, at the levy court, shall, for every old wolf's head, be allowed six
pounds current money, and for every young wolf's head be allowed three pounds
current money, to be by the said justices assessed and levied in the county levy,
together with the sheriff's salary for collecting the same, and to be paid by the
sheriff to such person or persons as shall be entitled to the same, as aforesaid.
Continuance.     IV.  This act to continue for three years, and to the end of the next session of
assembly which shall happen thereafter.
                                            CHAP. XXXVIII.
                    An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts.
                                            CHAP. XXXIX.
An ACT to empower Nicholas Carroll and James Carroll to lease certain lands
                                        therein mentioned.  PR.
    of MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of
    ANNAPOLIS, on Monday the third of November, 
    in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
    and eighty-three, and ended the 26th day of December:
    The following laws were enacted.

                    WILLIAM PACA, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT to revive and continue the acts of assembly for regulating the militia, 
    and to empower the governor to call out the militia to suppress insurrections
    and quiet disturbances.

    To continue until the end of the next session; a similar continuance by the act of 1784, ch. 83.

                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT to constitute and appoint a select vestry in Saint John's parish, in
                                  Prince-George's county.

    An invasion of the enemy had prevented the election of vestrymen and wardens on Easter Monday in
the year 1781; and the act of May 1781, chap. 7, had not reached them in time for them to avail

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