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Session Laws, 1808
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ROBERT WRIGHT, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR. NOVEMBER.

CHAP. XXI.

1808.

An ACT for the relief of Harriet G. Wynkoop.

WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition of Harriet G. Wynkoop,
that she is the absolute owner or certain negro slaves, who now reside in the state of Dela-
ware, and that she has resided more than one year within this state, and is consequently debarred,
by the existing laws of Maryland, from removing the said negroes into this state } therefore,

Passed 20th of
Dec 1808.
Preamble.

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the said Harriet G. Wynkoop be
and she is hereby authorised and empowered to remove, import, and bring into this state, at any
time within one year after the passage of this act, such slave or slaves as she may now have a bond
fide absolute right unto, and which slave or slaves, or the mothers of which stave or slaves, shall
have been resident of the state of Delaware three whole years next preceding such removal or im-
portation, and the same to return as staves.

H G. Wyn-
koop may re-
move slaves,
&c.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to enable the said
Harriet G. Wynkoop to sell or dispose of any slave or slaves imported by virtue of this act, or their
increase, until the said slave or slaves shall have resided within this state three whole years next
preceding such sale, except in cases of disposition by last will and testament, and dispositions by
law for bonafide debts, or consequent upon intestacy.

CHAP. XXII.

But not sell
them, &c.

An ACT to enlarge the powers of the trustees of the poor of Mont-
gomery county.

Passed 20th of
Dec. 1808.

WHEREAS John Herring, of Montgomery county, by his petition to this general assembly
hath set forth, that he is very poor, that he has an aged wife and a helpless family to sup-
port, and that from a total failure of his eyesight he is incapable of obtaining a livelihood either for
them or himself, and praying to be supported as an out-pensioner; and the prayer of the petitioner
appearing reasonable, therefore,

Preamble.

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That it shall and may be lawful for the
trustees of the poor of Montgomery county, (if they shall be of opinion that the peculiar circum-
stances of the said John Herring are such as to render a situation in the poor-house particularly un-
suitable for him, ) to support him as an out-pensioner, in addition to the number now allowed by the
act, entitled, An act to enlarge the powers or the trustees of the poor in the several counties there-
in designated, and to allow to the said John Herring a sum for his support, not exceeding thirty dol-
lars annually, to be paid at such time as the said trustees shall direct, the amount of said sum to be
levied and collected in the same manner as other expenses of the poor of said county are levied and
collected, provided that the application of the said John Herring to be supported as an out-pension-
er shall be recommended by the levy court of Montgomery county.

CHAP. XXIII.

J Herring to
be supported,
&c.

An ACT for the support of Esther Jerman, of Worcester county.

WHEREAS Esther Jerman, of Worcester county, by her petition to this general assembly hath
set forth, that she is very old and infirm, and not able to maintain herself, and prays that an
act may puss to provide for her maintenance; and the facts stated in said petition appearing true,
therefore,

Passed 24th of
Dec. 1808.
Preamble.

II. BE IT. ENACTED, by the General Assembly cf Maryland, That the justices of the levy court, of
Worcester county shall, and they are hereby empowered, at their next levy court, and at their levy
court annually, during the life of said Esther Jerman, to levy on the assessable property of said coun-
ty, a sum of money, not less than twenty nor exceeding thirty dollars, for the support of said Esther
Jerman, and the same, when collected, shall be paid by the collector of said county, to said Esther
Jerman, or order, for the purpose aforesaid.

CHAP. XXIV.

Justices to levy
money, &c.

An ACT authorising Solomon Scott, late sheriff of Queen-Anne's
county, to complete his collection.

Passed 20th of
Dec. 1808.

BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the said Solomon Scott be and he is.
hereby authorised and empowered to collect, until the first day of January, eighteen hundred

S. Scott may

collect, &c.



 
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