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Chancery Court, Chancery Record, 1671-1712
Volume 748, Page 599   View pdf image
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Of tenn persons to be Common Councillmen and that the said persons hereby appointed
and named or hereafter to be Elected and nominated mayor Recorder or aldermen or?
Justices of the peace within the City and liberties thereof haveing first taken
the oaths usually appointed to be taken by the Justices of the Peace the said Mayor
Recorder and Aldermen hereby named and appointed or hereafter to be Elected &
nominated or any three of them whereof the said Mayor or Recorder for the time
shall be one shall have within the presincts of the said Citty full power and
authority to make Constables and other nessessary officers and to rule order and
govern the Inhabitants thereof as Justices of the peace are or shall be authorized
to doe and shall have power to Execute all the Laws Ordinances and Statutes in
that behalf made as fully and amply as if they were authorized thereto by
Express Commission named therein willing and commanding that noe other
Justices of peace or Quorum within our said County or Province doe att any time
hereafter take upon them or any of them to Execute the office of a Justice of peace
within the said Citty or in the presincts thereof not withstanding any Commission
att large authorizing them thereunto saveing the authority and jurisdiction
of her Majesties Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaole deliver now or here
=after to be assigned Dureing the time of their holding their S^rall respective
Courts in the said City and further wee will and grant unto the said
Mayor Recorder and Common Councill of the said City for the time
being full power and authority after the space of Six years to Ellect
a sherriff for the said Citty but that untill then the sheriff of Anne Arundll
County for the time being shall be sherriff for the said County and to make
order and appoint such by Laws and Ordinances among themselves
for the Regulacon and good Government of Trade and other matters
Exigences and things within the said Citty and presincts as to them or
the major parte shall seem meet to be consonant to reason and not
contrary but as near as conveniently may be agreeable to the Laws
and Statutes now in force which said by laws shall be observed Kept &
performed by all manner of persons Tradeing and Resideing within the
said Citty under such reasonable pains penallties and Forfeitures to
be paid by distress and sale of the goods as shall be imposed by the
said Mayor Recorder aldermen and Common Councillmen or the
major parte of them then assembled from time to time not exceeding
forty shillings sterling the said Pains penaltys and Forfeitures to be
raised by Distress and sale of the goods of such person offending and to
be Employed for the Publick Benefitt of the said City at their Discretion
and further wee doe grant and give full power Lycence Previlidge
and authority to the mayor Recorder aldermen and Common



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