LAWS OF MARYLAND.
half of a mile of said town, it shall and may be lawful for any person
or persons to impound the same, and such person or persons
shall immediately give notice, by advertisements set up at the most
public places in the said town, describing the swine so impounded;
and if the owner or owners thereof shall not, within ten days thereafter,
prove his, her or their property therein, and make compensation
for the injury, if any, which may have been sustained by any
inhabitants of the said town, to be ascertained by any two disinterested
persons, inhabitants as aforesaid, and shall not pay for every
such swine, to the person impounding the same, the sum of twenty-five
cents for every day it shall have been so impounded, it shall
and may be lawful for the person or persons so impounding as
aforesaid to sell or kill the same for his, her or their use and benefit.
|General issue may
| 3. AND BE IT ENACTED, That if any person shall
be sued or
impleaded for killing or selling any such swine as aforesaid, the defendant
may plead the general issue, and give this act and the special
matter in evidence, and if the plaintiff shall be nonsuit, or discontinue
his suit, he shall pay costs, and such damages to the defendant
as the court shall adjudge.
Passed Dec. 31.
An Act to enable the Zion Church Congregation to finish and complete
their House of Public Worship in Baltimore County.
Lib. JG. No.
4, fol. 2.
* Ch. 14.
| WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly,
by the petition
of a number of the inhabitants of Baltimore county, that the
Lutheran and Presbyterian societies have been incorporated in said
county, by an act of assembly passed at November session, eighteen
hundred, * and having heretofore undertaken to build a house of
public worship sufficiently large to accommodate both societies, and
to be applied for the purposes of a school, and the subscriptions
heretofore obtained for the finishing said building having proved
considerably insufficient, that large debts have been already incurred
by said congregations, and that from the straightened circumstances
of the members thereof, they are totally incapacitated from
finishing said building without the aid of funds to be obtained otherwise
than from the said societies, and praying for an act to pass to
authorise, in this particular case, a lottery for providing funds for
the purpose aforesaid; and the same being considered reasonable,
|Scheme may be
| 2. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That
George Kerlinger, George Eapaugh, Adam Showers and Adam
Burns, or a majority of them, be and they are hereby authorised to
propose a scheme of a lottery for raising such sum of money as they,
or a majority of them, shall consider sufficient to complete and finish
said building, not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, and
to sell and dispose of the tickets therein.
|Managers to give
bond before sale of
| 3. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said George
George Eapaugh, Adam Showers and Adam Burns, before they
proceed to the sale of any ticket or tickets in said lottery, shall give
and execute a bond to the state of Maryland, in the penalty of five
thousand dollars, conditioned that they will well and truly apply the
monies arising therefrom, within six months after the drawing