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Session Laws, 1799
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Dams to be
twelve feet
wide, &c.

Damages, &c.
when to be
paid, &c.

Not to work
with less than
6 Labourers, &c.

Acts repealed.

Passed 3d of
Jan. 1800.

* 1791, ch. 70.


Court to ap-
point persons,

Who shall take
an oath, &c.

1799.      NOVEMBER.                     LAWS OF MARYLAND.

XXII. AND BE IT ENACTED, That where any person or persons have erected, or shall erect in
the county aforesaid, any mill or mills on any branch or run where any public road crosses, or shall
cross, and have erected or shall erect, any dam for such mill or mills, such person or persons, or the
owner, possessor or occupier, of such mill or mills, shall be and they are hereby obliged to make the
top of the said dam twelve feet wide at the least, and make good and substantial bridges over the
waste and race of the said mills and dams twelve feet wide, and the same keep in good repair; and
if the owner or owners, possessor or occupier, of any such mill or mills, shall refuse or neglect to do
what is by this act required, and shall be thereof legally convicted, he, she or they, shall forfeit
and pay a sum not exceeding fifty dollars for each neglect or offence, to be recovered and applied as

XXIII. AND BE IT ENACTED, That where any damages shall be allowed to any person or persons 
for opening any public road through his, her or their land, the payment shall not be made until the
road be actually laid out and opened.

XXIV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That no supervisor shall proceed to work on any public road
with a less number of able bodied labourers than six, unless it be for removing some fallen trees, or other
obstruction, on forfeiture of his wages for the time that a less number shall be employed, to be de-
ducted out of his allowance by the levy court.

XXV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That from and after the first Monday in April next, all acts of 
assembly heretofore made, and realting to public roads in Queen-Anne's county, be and they are
hereby repealed, so far as they relate to the said county.

                                                 CHAP. LXXI.
An ACT for the relief of John Johnson, of Washington county.  Lib. JG. No. 3. fol. 323. A 
   Private Act.

                                                CHAP. LXXII.
A Further supplement to an act, * entitled, An act to streighten and
   amend the public roads in Harford county, and for other purposes.
   Lib. JG. No. 3. fol. 323.

WHEREAS Joseph Wheeler, executor, and Henrietta Wheeler, executrix, of Ignatius Wheeler,
deceased, in behalf of the representatives of the said Ignatius Wheeler, and James McGaugh,
in his own right, have set forth by their petition to this general assembly, that they are much
aggrieved by the road leadgin from the Pine ford to Patrick Smith's lane, in said county, as laid out
by the commissioners appointed under the act to which this is a further supplement, and praying a 
power may be vested in the levy court of said county to appoint commissioners to review the said
road; therefore,

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the levy court of Harford county 
be and they are hereby empowered and directed to appoint, by warrant, five freeholders, and resi-
dents in said county, to review the above described road, which said persons, so appointed as afore-
said, shall and they are hereby directed and required, as soon as conveniently may be thereafter, to
meet, examine and review, the above described road, as laid out, marked and bounded as aforesaid,
and if upon such review, they, in their judgment, shall be of opinion that the above described road
laid out as aforesaid, ought to be altered, then they are hereby required to alter, lay out, survey,
mark and bound, the road aforesaid, so altered, and make return thereof agreeable to the directions
and regulations of the original act to which this is a further supplement; and the said court, if they
shall approve the same, thereupon shall direct the said road, so altered and laid out, to be cleared
and amended in the same manner as is directed by the said original act.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the persons to be appointed under and in virtue of this act 
shall, before they proceed to exercise the powers hereby given, take the oath prescribed by the said
original act, and shall have the same allowance as the commissioners appointed under the act afore-
said, for their actual services.                           

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