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Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
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                WILLIAM SMALLWOOD, Esq; Governor.

him constantly on board his boat, instructing him in the art of piloting;
and such apprentice shall have freedom dues, and the usual allowance to apprentices,
at the expiration of his time, and he shall be exempt from militia duty
during the time of his apprenticeship.



    XX.  And be it enacted, That no pilot, licensed in virtue of this act, shall
undertake to conduct or pilot any vessel from sea, and bound to any port in the
state of Virginia, unles such vessel is below the Horse-shoe, and no pilot appointed
by law of that state shall be below the Horse-shoe, and shall offer to
pilot such vessel, and in such case the pilot from this state shall deliver up such
vessel to the Virginia pilot, and shall demand no reward, and it is expected that
the legislature of Virginia will make a similar regulation as to vessels from sea,
and bound to some port in this state.
Not to pilot
vessels from
sea to Virginia,
    XXI.  And be it enacted, That all contracts made between the master of any
vessel in distress and any pilot, shall be void, but the pilot shall be entitled to a
reasonable rewards for his aid and services rendered.
Contracts to
be void, &c.
    XXII.  And be it enacted, That if any of the said board of examiners shall
die, resign, refuse, remov from the said town, or be otherwise rendered incapable
to act, the governor may appoint some fit and proper person, out of three
persons to be recommended to him by the said board, to fill up such vacancy.
How vacancies
are to be
    XXIII.  And be it enacted, That this act shall commence on the first day of
February, seventeen hundred and eighty-eight, and shall continue in force three 
years, and until the end of the next session of assembly thereafter; and the state
printer shall furnish the board of examiners with one hundred copies of this act, 
and the said board shall deliver one copy, signed by four of the siad board, to each
pilot, on his obtaining licence as a pilot.

                                            CHAP. XXVII.
An ACT for the relief of the representatives and securities of
            Adam Fisher, late collector for Frederick county.

Passed December
    WHEREAS it appears to this general assembly, that there is due from
the said Adam Fisher, on his collection for the year seventeen hundred
and eighty-five, to the public, including interest, seven thousand
six hundred and ninety pounds three shillings, besides a small balance to teh
county on the county assessment, and fieri facias hath been issued in the life-time
of the said Adam Fisher against him and his securities, John Ransburgh, Nicholas
Hower and Thomas Ogle, on his bond as collector of the said public assessment,
by virtue of which writ the lands and other property of the said principal
and securities were taken in execution and remained unsold, and farther process
issued, commanding a sale of the siad property, but before sale thereof, in the
month of August last, the said Adam Fisher died, and the collection from that
time entirely ceased:  And whereas it is represeted to this general assembly, that
great part of the said balance due to the public remains unpaid by the people
charged with the public assessment, and in the hands of the deputies employed
in the collection thereof, and taht a time being given for the recovery and receipt
thereof, and for the sale of part of teh estate of the said Adam Fisher, his securities
would be indemnified, and the ruin of the securities and their families, and
also of the family of the said Adam Fisher, which must take place on a rigorous
sale, would be prevented; and therefore the widow of the said Adam Fisher,
and his securities, by their humble petition, have prayed the indulgence of the
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That on the executors
or administrators of the said Adam Fisher giving bond, payable to this state,
for the balance of teh principal due from the said Adam Fisher for the public
assessment, with six per cent. interest thereon from the time it ought to have been 
paid, with good and sufficient security, to be approved by the commissioners of
Executors, on
giving bond,
may collect,

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