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1785.

CHAP.
  LIX.

                                    LAWS of MARYLAND.

safety of many of the citizens of the said county, and there being no secure
gaol in the said county where the said James Ranter may be confined
to prevent his doing further mischief;

Justices to levy
money,
&c.
    II.  Be it therefore enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That 
the justices of Prince-George's county court shall have full power and authority,
at their ensuing meeting, and annually hereafter, to assess and
levy on the assessable property in their said county, a sum of money sufficient
for the support, maintenance and safe custody, of the said James
Ranter; and that the said justices are hereby authorised and empowered
to safely keep the said James Ranter, either in the county of Prince-George's,
or to send him for safe custody to any part of this state, or the
United States, and that the expences which have arisen in confining the
said James Ranter, and the expences which shall hereafter arise, shall be
defrayed by the county of Prince-George's, in such manner as the county
charge of said county is defrayed annually.

Passed Mar. 8.
                                            CHAP. LX.
An ACT to vest in James Chappalear and Thomas Lock, of Saint-Mary's
    county, the title to a tract or parcel of land purchased by Joseph
    Burroughs, lying and being in Calverton manor, in Charles county.
    (A private act.)

Passed Mar. 9.
                                            CHAP. LXI.
An ACT to prevent the exportation of unmerchantable tobacco.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it is essentially necessary to the commerce of
this state to prevent the exportation of unmerchantable tobacco,
No tobacco to
be exported
unless inspected,
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That after the
first day of April next, it shall not be lawful to export or carry out of this
state, by water or land, any tobacco, unless in hogsheads, which shall be inspected,
passed, marked, stamped and branded, at some public warehouse, agreeably
to the directions of this act, or of the act, entitled, An act for the
regulation of the staple of tobacco, passed June session seventeen hundred
and eighty; and if an person shall export by water out of this state, any
tobacco, contrary to this act, or shall lade any tobacco on board any vessel
for exportation out of this state, contrary to this act, such person shall
forfeit and pay one shilling current money for every pounds of tobacco so
exported, or shipped for exportation, and the said tobacco, so laden on
board any vessel for exportation, contrary to this act, together with such
vessel, and her tackle, apparel and furniture, shall be forfeited, and may
be seized by any person, and shall be condemned in the court of admiralty,
one half to the use of the person making the seizure, and the other half
to the use of the state; and if any master or commander of any vessel shall
receive any tobacco on board any vessel by him commanded, for exportation,
contrary to this act, or shall have knowledge that any such tobacco is on
board, and shall not make the same known to the naval officer, before or
at the time of clearing out his vessel, he shall, on conviction thereof in
the general court, or any county court, be fined not exceeding one thousand
pounds current money, and imprisoned without bail not exceeding
one year, or both, in the discretion of the court; and if any person shall
carry any tobacco by land out of this state, contrary to this act, or shall
lade or put in any waggon, cart, or other carriage, any tobacco, with intent
to carry the same out of this state contrary to this act, such person
shall forfeit five pounds current money for every hogshead of tobacco, (if


 
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