LAWS of MARYLAND.
provided nevertheless, that if the frames or logs aforesaid, shall not
closely united and joined together as to prevent the earth carried into
space included as aforesaid, from being washed out between the logs and
timbers of the frames aforesaid, and from being drifted into the port,
such manner as to obstruct or endanger the navigation thereof, the wardens
aforesaid shall have full powers and authority to direct the owner
or owners of such wharfs, to make the frames thereof so tight, compact
and close, as to prevent the earth from being washed out and drifted as
aforesaid; and if they shall neglect or refuse to comply with the direction
and order of the said wardens, for the space of eight weeks after the
same have been duly noticed unto them, in that case such owner or
owners shall forfeit and pay such fine or fines as may be imposed by the
mayor, recorder, aldermen, or any other person, for contravening the
provisions of this act.
| VII. And be
it enacted, That said wardens shall take the following
oath, or affirmation, as the case may be; " I, A. B. do swear or affirm,
that I will discharge the trust of warden of the port of the city of Annapolis
to the best of my ability, without favour, affection or partiality."
shall lie, &c.
| VIII. And be
it enacted, That in all differences that shall arise between
any citizen of Annapolis and said wardens, touching the discharge of their
duty as such, an appeal shall lie to the said mayor, recorder, and aldermen.
|| IX. And be it
enacted, That all fines that may arise in consequence of
this act, shall go to the use of the city of Annapolis, in such manner
said mayor, recorder, aldermen, and common council-men, shall from time
to time direct.
Passed Mar. 6.
An ACT to establish permanent salaries for the chancellor
and the judges.
|| WHEREAS the independence and uprightness of judges
essential to the impartial administration of justice, and a great
security to the rights and liberties of the people; and by the
declaration of rights it is directed, that the chancellor, and all judges,
hold their commissions during good behaviour, and that salaries liberal,
but not profuse, should be secured to them during the continuance of
their commissions; and that the chancellor, or any judge, ought not
hold any other office, civil or military, or receive fees or perquisites
any kind: And whereas the chancellor and the judges, from the nature
their office, must necessarily dedicate the far greater part of their time
qualify themselves for the faithful discharge of their duty, and it
and proper that they should receive from the public a reasonable, adequate,
and permanent compensation, for their services;
| II. Be it enacted,
by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the
chancellor, and the judges, shall be entitled to receive at the rate of
following annual salaries, in current money, during the continuance of
their commissions, to wit: To the chancellor six hundred and
current money; to the chief judge of the general court six hundred
pounds; to the other judges of the general court, each five hundred
pounds; to the judges of the court of appeals, each two hundred pounds;
to the judge of the court of admiralty two hundred and fifty pounds.