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Session Laws, 1800
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1800. November.                                        LAWS of MARYLAND.
CHAP.
  XLII.
Commissioners
allowance.
Money to be
levied, &c.








Court to levy
money, &c.






Road to be
kept in repair,
&c.
    IV.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That the commissioners of review hereby appointed shall have the
same allowance as the commissioners appointed under the original act, for their actual services.

    V.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said levy court of Baltimore county shall, at their meeting
next after the return of said plot, assess and levy upon the assessable property of Baltimore county,
and at the meeting of the said court annually thereafter, a sum not less than one hundred and fifty
pounds in any one year, to be applied to the opening of the said intermediate road lying between
the line of Baltimore county and the White Marsh Branch, agreeably to said plot to be filed as
aforesaid, until the said road shall be finished and completed, which said sum of one hundred and fifty
pounds shall be collected and paid over as other county levies.

    VI.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said levy court of Baltimore county may, at their annual
meetings, assess and levy upon the assessable property of Baltimore county any sum which they may
judge necessary to amend and keep in repair the said road already cleared, and lying between the said
White Marsh Branch and the city of Baltimore, besides the money herein before directed to be levied
and applied as aforesaid.

    VII.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said road leading from Belle-Air to Baltimore, after the
same shall have been opened and cleared, shall be amended and kept in repair in the same manner as
other public roads in Harford and Baltimore counties respectively.

CHAP. XLIII.
Passed 19th of
Dec. 1800.

Preamble.



Penalty on obstructing
the 

ferry boats, &c.








On vessels lying
more than 36
hours, &c.







Clerk may recover
of the
master, &c.



Monies to be
paid to the
justices, &c.
An ACT relating to the public wharf and ferry at Chester-town, in
                                            Kent county.

WHEREAS it frequently happens that vessels lie in such manner as to obstruct the passage of
the ferry boats to and from the public wharf in Chester-town, in Kent county.

    II.  BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That from and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred and one, if any person having the charge or command of any vessel shall
lay or place said vessel in such situation so as to obstruct the ferry boats at the aforesaid ferry from 
coming to and landing their passengers, horses, carriages, or other articles by them carried, at the
ferry stairs of said ferry, such person shall forfeit and pay to the clerk of the market in Chester-town,
on demand, the sum of five dollars, to be recovered before any justice of the peace as other small
debts are.

    III.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That if any vessel shall lie more than thirty-six hours at the public
wharf at Chester-town aforesaid, for the purpose of unloading her cargo, or shall come to the said
wharf empty, that in either case the person having charge or command of said vessel shall forfeit and
pay at the rate of fifteen cents per tun for every tun's burthen the said vessel may be of, for every
twenty-four hours she shall lie at said wharf thereafter, to be recovered as before directed.

    IV.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That if the commander, or person having charge of any vessel which
shall be liable to the penalties of this act, be a slave, in that case it shall be lawful for the clerk of
the market aforesaid, and he is hereby directed, to proceed against the master, mistress or the employer,
of said slave, for the recovery thereof, as is before directed.

    V.  AND BE IT ENACTED, That all monies received in virtue of this act by the clerk of the market
aforesaid, be paid to the justice of the levy court for Kent county, to be by them applied to defraying
the county charges; and that the said wharf and ferry stairs be kept in repair in the same
manner as public roads and bridges are in Kent county aforesaid.

CHAP. XLIV.
Passed 19th of
Dec. 1800.
Preamble.
            An ACT for the relief of sundry insolvent debtors.
WHEREAS Henry C. Neale and John Llewellin Briscoe, of Saint-Mary's county, Josiah Johnson,
John Roche and William Smith, of Kent county, Charles Dorsey, of Nicholas, John
Wayman, John Conoway, John Groves and Thomas Beard, of Anne-Arundel county, William Allein
and Edward Moore, of Calvert county, Barton Wathen, John Hepburn, Alexander S. Smoot,
Levy Butler, Thomas B. Clements and Townley Yates, of Charles county, Andrew Banks, Thomas
Moor, Benjamin Levy, Robert Ross, William Webb, Washington Johnson, William Ball, Edward


 
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