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Session Laws, 1823
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2. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners or a majority of
them, shall and they are hereby directed and required, to make or
cause to be made a plot of said road, when surveyed as aforesaid,
and shall make return of said plot together with a certificate of the
courses of said road, to the clerk of Montgomery county, to be re-
corded among the records of said county, and when the same shall
be widened, straightened, amended and made public as directed by
this act, the said road shall forever thereafter, be deemed a public
highway; and shall be kept in repair as other public roads of Mont-
gomery county; Provided, the said commissioners shall not lay out
the said road through the buildings, gardens, orchards or meadows,
or through the lands of any person or persons without their consent.

Dec. Ses. 1825

Return plats,



An act to repair the High-ways and Bridges in certain parts of the city of Balti-
Whereas, it has been represented to the General Assembly of
The state of Maryland, that the High-ways and Bridges in that part
of the city of Baltimore lying without the limits of direct taxation, but
within the exterior limits of the city, are frequently rendered impas-
sable to the very great injury and inconvenience of the community in
consequence of their bring no appropriation of money for the purpose
of keeping them in repair—Therefore.

Passed Feb.
24, 1824.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore shall have power to lay and
collect a direct tax, not exceeding thirty-five cents in the hundred
dollars on the assessment of all lands and houses in the said city, ly-
ing without the present limits of direct taxation and within the exte-
rior limits of said city, and may enforce the payment of the same in
the same manner as is now provided with respect to the direct taxes
which the said corporation is now authorised to impose; and the tenants
in possession shall be liable to the payment of the said tax imposed
u;>nn the premises occupied by them, without its operating however
to alter the nature of contracts between landlords and tenants.
2. And be it enacted, That the taxes thus levied, after deducting the
expenses of collection, shall be annually applied by the corporation of
the city of Baltimore, in making and repairing such of the public nigh-
ways and bridges within the limits subject to this present assessment,
as they shall deem most important to the public necessity and conve-
nience; and the said corporation shall have power to provide by ordi-
nance for the collection and expenditure of said tax, in such manner
as they may deem advisable.

Power to tax.

Money an

3. And be it enacted, That this law shall continue in force until the
first day of November, eighteen hundred and twenty-eight, and un-
til the end of the next session of the General Assembly which shall
happen thereafter.


4 And be it enacted, That no further sum than two hundred dollars
shall be appropriated in any one year to the erection of any one bridge
within the limits aforesaid.

tion for brid-
ges limited.

An act to prevent the opening of the old road therein mentioned in Anne Arun-
del county.
Whereas, the road commonly called the old Pushpin road lead-
ing from the road laid out from Ellicott's Mills to Snell's Bridge, at
or near the corner of Owen Dorsey's fence and crossing the Patuxent
river at the old Pushpin Ford, and intersecting the road leading from

Passed Feb.
21, 1824.

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