clear space clear space clear space white space
 r c h i v e s   o f   M a r y l a n d   O n l i n e

PLEASE NOTE: The searchable text below was computer generated and may contain typographical errors. Numerical typos are particularly troubling. Click “View pdf” to see the original document.

  Maryland State Archives | Index | Help | Search
search for:
clear space
white space
Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
Volume 204, Page 355   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  
clear space clear space clear space white space
                JOHN EAGER HOWARD, Esq; Governor.

session, seventeen hundred and seventy-nine, and one other act, entitled,
An act to continue an act, entitled, An act for the regulation of officers fees,
and for other purposes, passed October session, seventeen hundred and eighty,
shall be and they are hereby continued until the end of the next session of the
general assembly, in the parts thereof which are not altered by this act.



    II.  And be it enacted, That instead of the poundage fees allowed to the
sheriff by the said first mentioned act, he be allowed only at the rate of seven
and a half per cent. for the first ten pounds in money, or one thousand pounds
of tobacco, and the rate of three per cent. for the residue, in the same species the
execution shall issue for; and that where execution or attachment shall be made
on lands held for years, or a greater estate, only one half of the poundage fees allowed
by this act shall be chargeable, but if the estate in the land shall not be
chargeable by appraisement, and delivered to the plaintiff, or by sale of the sheriff,
one quarter part of the poundage allowed by this act shall be chargeable.
Poundage fee,
    III.  And be it enacted, That from all attornies, clerks of the general and
county courts fees, there shall be a deduction of one fifth.
Deduction to
be made.
    IV.  This act to continue until the end of the next session of the general assembly
which shall be held in November next.
                                            CHAP. XLVIII.
                An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts.

Passed December
    WHEREAS it appears, by the journal of accounts and list of debts of
this session, that there is now due from this state the sum of six
thousand seven hundred and fifty-nine pounds eleven shillings and
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the treasurer of
the western shore shall, and he is hereby authorised and required to pay the several 
persons, their executors, administrators, assigns or orders, or to such of them
as shall offer to receive the same, the several sums of current money allowed to
them respectively, as they appear to be settled and ascertained by the journal of
accounts aforesaid of this present session.
Treasurer to
pay claims,
    III.  And be it enacted, That all or any of the public creditors on the journal
may have their election to receive a certificate or certificates from the treasurer of
the western shore, signed by him, and expressing in the whole of such certificates
the sum of current money due to such creditor or creditors respectively,
which certificates shall be payable to the collectors of taxes due on any public
assessment, or in the treasury for interest due, or composition on certificates; and
any collector may pay any such certificates into the treasury as specie, without
any oath concerning the receipt thereof; and if any of the said certificates shall
not be so discounted, the treasurer of the western or eastern shore shall receive the
said certificates, and pay the money due thereon to the bearer out of any money
in the treasury; and the treasurer of the western shore shall, on the request of
any person having an allowance on the said journal, and not taking a certificate
as aforesaid, retain in his hands, of the money which shall first come into the
treasury, sufficient wherewith to satisfy such allowance, or the balance thereof,
for which a certificate shall not have been given, and shall pay the same to the
person to whom the same is due, or his order.
Creditors may
receive certificates,
                                            CHAP. XLIX.
An ACT to empower the governor and council to compound with
    the discoverers of British property, and for other purposes.

Passed December
    WHEREAS many persons have made discoveries of British property to
the governor and council, the late intendant and agent of the state,
and have made application to purchase the same upon the terms held
out by law to the discoverers:  And whereas there is no person invested with authority

clear space
clear space
white space

Please view image to verify text. To report an error, please contact us.
Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
Volume 204, Page 355   View pdf image (33K)
 Jump to  

This web site is presented for reference purposes under the doctrine of fair use. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: The site may contain material from other sources which may be under copyright. Rights assessment, and full originating source citation, is the responsibility of the user.

Tell Us What You Think About the Maryland State Archives Website!

An Archives of Maryland electronic publication.
For information contact

©Copyright  October 06, 2023
Maryland State Archives