In Council March 23d. 1792
The Petition of Alexander Forsyth of Baltimore County being laid before the Board stating that he had taken out licence as an Innkeeper for several years past, but had neglected to renew them at August term last, as he intended to leave this State, but the Winter Season setting in so severe he was prevented, and at January term last he was presented and fined by the Justices of Baltimore County Court of Oyer and Terminer and Goal delivery for selling one gill of Rum, Six hundred pounds of Tobacco and thirty shillings, that he has a large family of helpless Children, and from the severity of the Winter is rendered incapable of supporting them. A Certificate from the Clerk of the said Court of the fine, and a recommendation from three of the Justices of said Court accompanying the Petition, the Board in consideration of his poverty are of opinion that the said fine of Six hundred pounds of Tobacco and thirty shillings be remitted, and do accordingly order a remission of the same on the payment of all Costs arising thereon.
J. H. Stone