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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 590   View pdf image (33K)
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of said mills, and branch following the middle prong of
said branch, to Meadow Bridge, on the road dividing the
counties of Somerset and Worcester, near the southwest
corner of the farm of William P. Morris, thence due east to
the Pocomoke river, thence with the channel of said river
to the beginning, the Judges of Election in each of said
districts shall receive the ballots of each elector, voting
at said eelction, who has resided for six months preceding
said election within said limits, for or against a new
county; and the return judges of said election districts
shall certify the result of such voting, in the manner now
prescribed by law, to the Governor, who shall by procla-
mation make known the same; and if a majority of the
legal votes cast within that part of Worcester county,
contained within said lines, and also a majority of the
legal votes cast within that part of Somerset county, con-
tained within said lines, shall be in favor of a new coun-
ty, then said parts of Worcester and Somerset counties
shall become and constitute a new county, to be called
Wicomico county, and Salisbury shall be the county seat.
And the inhabitants thereof shall thenceforth have and
enjoy all such rights and privileges as are held and en-
joved by the inhabitants of the other counties of this
State.
SEC. 3. When said new county shall have been so
created, the inhabitants thereof shall cease to have any
claim to, or interest in, the county buildings and other
public property of every description, belonging to said
counties of Somerset and Worcester, respectively, and
shall be liable for their proportionate shares of the then
existing debts and obligations of the said counties ac-
cording to the last assessment in said counties, to be as-
certained and apportioned by the Circuit Court of Somer-
set county, as to the debts and obligations of said county,
and by the Circuit Court of Worcester county, as to the
debts and obligations of Worcester county, on the peti-
tion of the County Commissioners of the said counties, re-
spectively; and the property in each part of the said
counties, included in said new county, shall be bound only
for the shares of the debts, or obligations of the county,
from which it shall be separated. And the inhabitants of
said new county shall also pay the county taxes levied upon
them at the time of the creation of such new county, as
if such new county had not been created; and on the ap-
plication of twelve citizens of the proposed county of
Wicomico, the Surveyor of Worcester county shall run
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