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
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
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
and a half per cent. for the first ten pounds in money, or one thousand
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
on lands held for years, or a greater estate, only one half of the poundage
by this act shall be chargeable, but if the estate in the land shall not
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.
| 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.
| IV. This act to continue until the end of
the next session of the general assembly
which shall be held in November next.
An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts.
| 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
persons, their executors, administrators, assigns or orders, or to such
as shall offer to receive the same, the several sums of current money allowed
them respectively, as they appear to be settled and ascertained by the
accounts aforesaid of this present session.
| 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
assessment, or in the treasury for interest due, or composition on certificates;
any collector may pay any such certificates into the treasury as specie,
any oath concerning the receipt thereof; and if any of the said certificates
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
in the treasury; and the treasurer of the western shore shall, on the request
any person having an allowance on the said journal, and not taking
as aforesaid, retain in his hands, of the money which shall first come
treasury, sufficient wherewith to satisfy such allowance, or the balance
for which a certificate shall not have been given, and shall pay the same
person to whom the same is due, or his order.
An ACT to empower the governor and council to compound with
the discoverers of British property, and for other purposes.
| WHEREAS many persons have made discoveries of British
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