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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1870
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718

LAWS OF MARYLAND.

 

CHAPTER 400.

AN ACT to authorize the Frederick and Pennsyl-
vania Line Railroad Company to build a railroad
from Frederick City, the terminus of the road
which it is authorized under its charter to build,
through Frederick and Montgomery Counties,
to the boundary of the District of Columbia, so
as to make a direct connection with the city of
Washington.

Vested rights.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That the Frederick and Pennsyl-
vania Line Railroad Company be and is hereby
authorized and invested with all the rights and
powers necessary to the construction and repair of
a railroad from Frederick City, the terminus of the
road which it is authorized under its charter to
build, to such point on the boundary line of the
District of Columbia as the President and Direc-
tors of the said Company shall determine, connect-
ing with or crossing the Baltimore and Ohio, or

May cross
road.

any other railroad through Frederick and Mont-
gomery Counties, it being the intention of this Act
to authorize the construction of a railroad from the
said point of beginning to the line of the District
of Columbia, with power and authority to construct
and keep in repair one or more branch roads, not
exceeding for any one of such branch roads fifteen
miles in length.

Width of road

Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That the said Railroad
hereby authorized shall not exceed one hundred
feet in width, but shall have the additions neces-
sary for the slopes of excavations and embank-
ments, and shall have as many sets of tracks as the
President and Directors of said company may deem
necessary; and in the construction and repair of
said railroad, and in contracting for the right of
way for the same, and entering or using and ex-
cavating any land wanted for the use of the same,

Condemnation

and in the condemnation of land or material or
other property, or of right of way, and in charging
tolls or rates for the transportation of persons or
property, and every other particular in which the
same are applicable, the said Frederick and Penn-

 

 

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