LAWS OF MARYLAND.
A supplement to an act * entitled, An act for the relief of sundry
Insolvent Debtors. Lib. JG. No. 3, fol. 373.
The principal act, 1799, ch. 88, provided
for the relief of the persons therein named
by application to the chancellor; under the acts of 1804,
ch. 110, and 1805,
ch. 100, and other acts, the applications were to be made to the county
This supplement therefore has ceased to have any operation.
Passed Dec. 19.
An Act to resurvey and lay out anew Princess-Anne Town, in Somerset
County, and for other purposes. Lib. JG. No.
3, fol. 374
|| WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly,
that the plot
of the said town, made by virtue of an act of assembly passed for
the purpose of laying out the same, (b) cannot be found, and the
boundaries and limits of the streets, lanes and alleys, as well as
many of the lots thereof, are unknown, whereby the titles of the
proprietors thereof are precarious and uncertain, and it is prayed
that the same may be laid out anew, which appears to this general
assembly to be reasonable and proper;
(b) 1745, ch. 5. See 1802, ch. 39, and 1815, ch. 73.
|| 2. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That
Peter Waters, captain William Cottman, John Stewart, Samuel
Smith and John Dashiell, senior, be and they are hereby appointed
commissioners, who shall, on or before the first day of May, eighteen
hundred and one, meet at Princess-Anne-town aforesaid, and
having so met, the said commissioners, or any three of them, shall
have full and ample power and authority to direct the surveyor of
Somerset county, or any other person whom they shall think proper
to appoint, to survey the said town, and the several lots therein,
and make out an exact plot thereof, and shall ascertain and limit
the extent of the lots, streets, lanes and alleys thereof, most
agreeably to their original location, according to the best evidence
that can be obtained, with power to adjourn from day to day until
they have completed the said location.
|___ may issue summonses
| 3. BE IT ENACTED, That the said commissioners,
or any three of
them, are hereby authorised and required, having first given twenty
days notice of the time and place of their meeting, by public advertisement,
to issue summonses for such person or persons as may
be applied for by any of the proprietors aforesaid, which said witnesses
are hereby required to attend, under the penalty of five dollars
for every neglect or refusal, and to examine them upon their
corporal oath, or affirmation, as the case may be, touching and
concerning their knowledge of the bounds, limit and extent, of any
of the lots, streets, lanes and alleys of the said town, and to establish
the same accordingly; and each witness attending under any
summons issued as aforesaid shall be entitled to seven shillings and
six pence for every day he shall so attend.
|Proprietors to provide
| 4. BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be the duty
of the proprietors
of the lots, or any part of a lot, in the said town, to provide boundary
posts or stones, and to have them marked and set up at the termination
of the line or lines of their respective lots, in the presence
of the said commissioners, or a majority of them, which shall thereafter
be deemed and taken to be the true bounds of the said lots, or
any of them.