WILLIAM SMALLWOOD, Esq; Governor.
whereas in some counties the collectors may not have given bond
with security, as required by the act to raise the supplies for the
hundred and eighty-six, Be it enacted,
That the commissioners of the tax, in
the respective counties of this state, or a major part of them, be, and
authorised and directed, in cases where bonds have not heretofore been
take bonds from the said collectors in their respective counties, in manner
form as by the said act is directed, only extending the time of collection
condition of the said bonds to the first day of June next.
An ACT to vest certain powers
in the governor and council.
| WHEREAS the military, and many of the civil officers
of this state,
hold their commissions during the will and pleasure of the governor
and council, and may be suspended or removed by the governor and
council on just grounds of complaint: And whereas by an act enabling
and council to determine the validity of elections for sheriffs, the governor
and council are made judges in certain instances of the validity of said
but neither the constitution in the first case, nor the said act in the
invests the said governor and council with power to summon witnesses, and
their attendance, without which the subject of complaint in either case
cannot be fully and properly investigated;
| II. Be it enacted,
by the general assembly of Maryland, That the governor and
council, or any three or more of them, be and are hereby empowered
summonses on complaints aforesaid for witnesses, and to enforce the same,
to direct depositions to be taken in like manner as the general court is
and empowered; and in all cases of complaint, the party complained against
have a copy of the complaint, and notice of the time when the governor
council shall inquire into and examine the same, and if the party on receiving
such copy and notice will not attend, the governor and council may, in
proceed to the inquiry and examination.
| III. And be
it enacted, That the costs and expences on controverted elections
be paid by such party as the governor and council, or any three or more
them, shall adjudge to pay on consideration of the circumstances of the
and the costs and expences on complaints against the officers of government,
be paid by the party complaining or complained against, or by the public,
governor and council, or any three or more of them, shall adjudge;
governor and council, or any three or more of them, shall have power to
payment in the like manner as the general court are authorised and empowered.
costs to be
An ACT granting Robert Lemmon the exclusive right of making
and vending carding and spinning machines.
| WHEREAS Robert Lemmon, of Baltimore county, by his
the general assembly, hath set forth, that he hath constructed two
machines, the one for carding, the other for spinning cotton or wool,
and prayed an exclusive right to making and vending the same: And
this general assembly wish to encourage useful inventions as well as promote
the manufacture of cotton and wool within this state;
| II. Be it enacted,
by the general assembly of Maryland, That the exclusive
right, benefit and privilege, of making, constructing and selling, within
the said machines for carding and spinning cotton and wool, shall be and
vested in the said Robert Lemmon, his heirs, executors, administrators
assigns, for and during the space of fourteen years from the end of this
session of assembly.
in R. Lemmon.
| III. And be
it enacted, That if any person or persons, during the said term
of fourteen years as aforesaid, shall make, construct or sell, within this
|Penalty on others