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1790.

CHAP.
  VII.

                                LAWS of MARYLAND.

    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices of
Baltimore county court be, and they are hereby, authorised and directed to assess
and levy on the assessable property of said county, at their next levy court, the
sum of thirty-four pounds thirteen shillings and nine-pence current money, with
interest thereon at the rate of four per centum per annum from the ninth day of
November, in the year seventeen hundred and seventy-six, together with the collector's
commission for collecting the same, and that they draw an order on the
collector of said county, payable to the said Nicholas Merryman, for the said sum
of money and interest.


Passed December 
14.
                                            CHAP. VIII.
A Supplement to an act, entitled, An act to encourage the destroying 
                                             of wolves.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, that the inhabitants
of Frederick, Washington, and Allegany counties, labour under
a peculiar handicap, and do annually incur a heavy expence, by reason
of the citizens of the neighbouring adjacent states of Virginia and Pennsylvania
driving wolves therefrom into some one of the counties aforesaid within this
state, and there killing and destroying them, thereby entitling themselves to the
reward given by the act passed at November session, seventeen hundred and eighty-eight,
to the great injury and oppression of the counties aforesaid; and this
general assembly thinking it just and reasonable that a law should pass in order
to obviate and remove, as far as may be thought consistent with the public interest,
the said grievance;
Justice to give
a certificate,
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That when and as 
often as any credible free person or persons shall bring before any justices of the
peace within either of the counties of Frederick, Washington or Allegany, within
this state, the head of any wolf or wolves, and make oath (or affirmation,)
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
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 distinguishing which or how many of the heads of
the old or young wolves; and every justice of either of the counties aforesaid,
who shall have any wolf's 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 head or heads were brought
before him, and if such justice shall believe the age of such wolf or wolves to exceed
six months, that then he shall distinguish the same in his certificate by the
words old wolf or wolves; and that every justice of either of the counties aforesaid
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 n order to obtain a certificate.
To be allowed
at the levy
court, &c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That every person or persons who shall produce a certificate,
granted as aforesaid, to the justices of either of the counties aforesaid
wherein the said wolf or wolves were killed, at the levy court of said county,
shall, for every old wolf's head, be allowed twenty shillings current money, and
no more, and for every young wolf's head ten shillings current money, and no
more, 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.
Part of an act
repealed.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That the act to which this is a supplement be and is
hereby repealed, so far as it respects the said counties of Frederick, Washington
and Allegany.


 
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