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                JOHN EAGER HOWARD, Esq; Governor.

    VII.  Provided nevertheless, That if any person or persons, who may conceive
him, her or themselves affected by the operation of this act, shall, at any
time within the space of one year after the end of the present session of assembly,
exhibit his, her or their petition to the chancellor for the time being, stating
his, her or their title to such part or parcel of the lands aforesaid as such person
or persons may claim, it shall and may be lawful for the said chancellor, and
he is hereby authorised and required, after summoning the person or persons being
the tenant or tenants in possession of such part or parcel of the said lands as
shall be claimed by such petition, to hear and determine the matter in controversy
between the parties, and to adjudge the right to him, her or them, as shall appear
to have the same; and if no patent shall have been granted before such petition
from the state of Maryland, for the part or parcel of the lands which shall
be so disputed, then the said chancellor shall direct a patent to be issued to the
person or persons to whom he shall adjudge the right as aforesaid; but if a patent
shall have been before granted as aforesaid, and the same, on a decision of the
said controversy, shall appear to him to have been improperly granted, the said
chancellor shall then decree such patent to be vacated and annulled, and shall
direct another to be issued to the petitioner or petitioners to whom he shall adjudge
the right, on payment as aforesaid, or otherwise shall dismiss the said petition,
with costs to the person or persons who shall be affected thereby.

1788.

CHAP.
    XL.

Proviso.

    VIII.  And be it enacted, That the chancellor shall be authorised to hear all
claims made by virtue of this act upon petition to him as judge of the land office,
and upon such certificates of survey as have been returned under the sales of the
intendant; which petitions and orders of the chancellor, and all the proceedings
thereon, shall be recorded in the land office.
Chancellor to
hear claims,
&c.
    IX.  And be it enacted, That if any of the said lands have not been surveyed,
or certificates returned, that the surveyor or surveyors heretofore appointed are authorised
and required to make such surveys, and return certificates thereof, upon
which the same proceedings shall be had as aforesaid.
Surveys to be
made, &c.
                                            CHAP. XLI.
An ACT to settle and pay the civil list, and other expences of
                                        civil government.

Passed December
23.
    WHEREAS those who dedicate their time, abilities and labour, to the
public, ought to receive a reasonable and adequate compensation for
their services;
Preamble.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the several officers
of civil government for the time being, shall be entitled to receive at the
rate of the following salaries in current money for the ensuing year, to wit:
Each member of the council one hundred and fifty pounds; the chancellor, as
judge of the land office, one hundred pounds; the treasurer of the western shore
six hundred pounds; the treasurer of the eastern shore one hundred and fifty
pounds; the auditor two hundred and fifty pounds; the deputy-auditor one hundred
and twenty-five pounds; the clerk of the council two hundred pounds;
the clerk of the senate thirty pounds; the clerk of the house of delegates seventy-five
pounds; the printer to the state three hundred and seventy-five pounds; the
messenger to the council fifty pounds.
Officers salaries.
    III.  And be it enacted, That each delegate to the present congress from this
state shall be allowed thirty-five shillings current money for every day he shall attend,
or be on his journey to or from, congress, in full satisfaction for all expences.
Allowance to
members of
congress.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That all monies which shall remain in the treasury,
after discharging the journal of accounts, and all monies heretofore appropriated
to the use of congress, which shall hereafter be received, and all unappropriated
money which may come into the treasury, be first applied to the payment of the
civil list for the ensuing year, and the delegates of the present congress.
Money to be
first applied to
the civil list,
&c.
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