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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1872
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1872.] OF THE SENATE. 27
The further consideration of said message WAS postponed,
until Thursday, the 18th of January.
The President laid before the Senate the following com-
munication, from the Board of Public Works :
Executive Department, >
Annapolis, January 5th, 1872. )
Gentlemen ' of the General Assembly :
In conformity with a resolution of the Stockholders of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal "Company, in genera! meeting
assembled, passed on the "4th inst , we have the honor to lay
before you a copy of certain communications from the Presi-
dent of the Company to the Stockholders, presented on the
29th ulto., together with a copy of the report of a Special
Committee on the part, of the Stockholders, appointed to take
into consideration certain suggestions contained in them.
You will perceive from the report of this special committee,
and from one of the resolutions appended there, all of which
were adopted by thy stockholders, that the passage of an Act
or Joint Resolution of your Hononable Bodies is requested,
authorizing the Board of Public Works to release the mort-
gage held by the State upon a certain portion of the Chesa
peake and Ohio Canal, lying within the city of Washington,
whenever in their judgment it may be expedient to do so.
The special circumstances calling for this application are
fully set forth in the several papers now laid before you, and
we respectfully request that early action may be taken by
your Honorable Bodies in the premises.
Which was read, and referred to the Committee on Internal
On motion by Mr. Stephenson, it was
Ordered, The the Committee on Judicial Proceedings be
instructed to inquire into the expediency of so changing the
laws relating to empanneling juries in criminal cases, as to
give the State the same right of peremptory challenge as is
now allowed parties prosecuted.
On motion by Mr, Tuck,
Leave was granted to the Committee on the Judiciary, to
report a bill, entitled An Act to authorize the courts of this
State, in their discretion, to allow the separation of jurors in
capital cases.
On motion of Mr. Davis,

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