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1807.

NOVEMBER. LAWS OF MARYLAND.

CHAP.
CL.

IV. AND, whereas the said original act requires that any debtor who shall apply for the benefit of
the said act, shall produce to the court, or judge, to whom he shall apply, the assent, in writing,
of so many of his creditors as have due to them two thirds of the amount of the debts due by such
debtor at the time of his application, and in many instances more than one third of the debts due
by debtors applying for relief is due to banks or other corporate bodies, or to the estates of persons
deceased, or to trustees who represent creditors or others, and the officers having charge of the
affairs of such corporate bodies, the executors and administrators of such deceased person, and the
trustees before mentioned, although not desirous of preventing the release of such debtor, do not

Corporate bo-
dies, &c. may
sign their as-
sent, &c.

conceive themselves authorised to consent to his release; therefore, BE IT ENACTED, That in order
to remove all doubts as to the power of such corporate bodies, executors, administrators and trus-
tees, to sign their assent to the release of any insolvent debtor, under the insolvent laws of this
state, the said corporate bodies, executors, administrators and trustees, be and they, or any of
them, are hereby declared duly authorised to sign their assent to such release of any insolvent
debtor, whenever they, or any of them, shall deem the same right and proper.

CHAP. CLI.

Passed 20th of
January, 1808.
No writ of er-
ror, &c. shall
be prosecuted,
&c.

An ACT for the limitation of appeals and writs of error.

BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That from and after the passage of this law,
no writ of error or appeal shall be prosecuted upon a judgment rendered in the late general
court, or upon any judgment or decree which has been or shall be rendered or passed in any county
court, after three years shall have elapsed from the time of the rendition or passage of such judgment
or decree; provided always, that eighteen calendar months, to be computed from the passage of this
act, be allowed to all persons for the prosecution of appeals and writs of error upon any judgment
heretofore rendered in the late general court, and upon any judgment or decree heretofore rendered
in any county court, which was not barred by the statute of limitations before the passage of this
act, and which, but for this provision, would be barred by this act.

CHAP. CLII.

Passed 20th of
January, 1808.

A Further additional supplement to the ad, entitled, An act to erect
Baltimore-town, in Baltimore county, into a city, and to incorpo-
rate the inhabitants thereof.

Preamble.

WHEREAS by the act to which this is a supplement, certain principles are established, and
qualifications of the members of the city council of the city of Baltimore, which expe-
rience hath proved to be inconvenient in their operation, and repugnant to the wishes of a great
portion of the inhabitants of Baltimore, who have by their petition to this general assembly prayed
far an alteration of the same; therefore,

"Voters to as-
semble, &c.

II. BE it ENACTED, by the General Assembly, That the persons in the several wards of the said
city, qualified to vote members of the first branch of the city council, shall, on the first Monday
in October next, and on the first Monday in October in every second year thereafter, assemble
at the place of holding elections in their respective wards, and in each ward there shall be elect-
ed, by ballot, one person, a resident of the ward by which he is elected, which persons, elected as
aforesaid, and being eligible as such, shall be the members of the second branch of the city council
of Baltimore; and all vacancies in the said second branch of the city council shall be filled in the
same manner thai vacancies in the first branch of the city council are filled up.

Mayor, how to
be chosen, &c.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the mayor of the said city shall be chosen in the following man-
ner, to wit: The persons qualified to vote for members of the first branch of the city council, shall,
on the first Monday in October next, and on the same day in every second year thereafter, assemble
at the place of holding elections in their respective wards in the tity of Baltimore, and elect, by
ballot, sixteen persons, qualified to be members of the first branch of the city council, as electors
of the mayor of the said city, two of whom shall reside in each of the said wards, which said elec-
tions shall, on the first Monday in November next, and on the same day in every second year there-
after, meet at some convenient place in the city of Baltimore, and by ballot elect a mayor, to serve
as such for two years next thereafter; and no person shall be eligible as mayor who is not of known
integrity, experience and sound judgment, twenty-five years of age, ten years a citizen of the United
Slates, five years a resident in the city of Baltimore next preceding the election, and assessed on the
books of the assessor with the property in the city of Baltimore to the amount of five hundred dollars;
and in case two or more persons shall have an equal number of votes for the mayor, the said electors
shall determine, by lot, which of the persons, so having au equal number of votes, shall be appoint-



 
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