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Session Laws, 1812
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2. AND BE IT ENACTED, That this act
shall not take effect unless the legislature of Penn-
sylvania shall pass or shall have passed a law declaring
that in consideration of the act of the legislature of
Maryland, incorporating said canal company, the
river Susquehanna, from Columbia to the Maryland
line, shall forever hereafter be a highway, and that
individuals or bodies corporate may at all times re-
move obstructions therein.


When this act
shall take ef-

3. AND BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be
the duty of the governor of this State, to send a copy
of this law to the President of the United States,

with a request that he lay the same before Congress,
and a copy to the governor of the commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, and also a copy to the governor of the
State of Delaware, with a request that they will lay
he same before their respective legislatures.

Copies of this
law to be sent
to the Presi-
dent &c.


An act for the relief of Samuel Kerr, of Kent county.
WHEREAS, It is represented to this General
Assembly by the petition of Samuel Kerr, of Kent
county, that he is the absolute owner of two negroe
slaves, Michael and Rachel, who now reside in the
State of Delaware, and that he has resided more than
one year within this State, and is consequently de-
barred by the existing laws of Maryland from mov-
ing the said negroes Michael and Rachel into this
State: Therefore,

Passed Dec.
18, 1812.


SEC. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the general As-
sembly of Maryland, That the said Samuel Kerr
be, and he 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, the said
slaves Michael and Rachel, as he may now have a
bona fide absolute right unto, and which slaves or
the mother of which slaves shall have been residents

of the State of Delaware three whole years next
preceding such removal or importation and the
same to retain as slaves.

He may re-
move said
slaves into
this state.

2. AND BE IT ENACTED, That nothing
serein contained shall be construed to enable the
said Samuel Kerr to sell or dispose of the slaves im-
ported by virtue of this act, until the said slaves
shall have resided within this State three whole years
next preceding such sale, except in cases of dispo-
sition by last will and testament, and disposition by
law for bona fide debts or consequent upon intestacy

Slaves shall
not be sold
under 3 years
residence ex-
cept in certain

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