THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.
of this present session of assembly for and during the term of five
years, and to
the end of the next session of assembly which shall happen after the expiration
the said five years.
An ACT to continue the acts
of assembly therein mentioned.
An ACT relating
to the marsh-causeway in Caroline county.
The justices of the county are empowered
to levy, at any time, such sums as may be necessary to repair
the marsh-causeway and wharf opposite to the town of Dover. For this
purpose too, any of the
trees on the adjacent land, except such as may be fit for clapboards or
cooper's timber, may be
mauled, and carried to the said causeway.
An ACT relating to public roads.
To continue three years, &c.
Further continued by the act of November, 1782, ch. 32, until the
end of the next session, when it expired.
An ACT to incorporate the
managers of Back-creek school.
The inhabitants of Somerset county
having, at their own expences, erected large, elegant, and commodious
building on Back-creek, fit for a school, and for the accommodation of
eighty students, this act
appoints for it eleven trustees, constituting them a body politic, by the
name of Trustees of the Washing
academy, by which name they may sue or be sued, and take nay legacy or
donation of personal estate,
and any lands, by devise or gift, not exceeding in the whole 1,500 acres;
they may also buy lands, so
that the whole which they may posses by gift, devise or emption, may not
exceed 2,000 acres; and they
may ordain rules, not contrary to the constitution and laws of the state,
for the government of the academy.
Their succession is to be maintained by the major part of the remaining
trustees, relating to all
vacancies which may, at any time, happen from refusal or neglect to qualify,
or from death, or removals
from the county. Those named in the act are required to meet with
all convenient speed, and qualify by
taking the two oaths of allegiance, and an oath of office, which shall
be administered by any of the four last
named to the first, or, in his absence, to either of the two next named,
who shall then administer them
to all the rest; and the eldest attending is, at all subsequent meetings,
to qualify the members not before
qualified. They are further enjoined to meet at the academy on the
first Mondays in May and November
every year, or oftener if they shall think proper, for the purpose of ordaining
rules and bye-laws,
which may always be done by a majority of those who shall attend.
An ACT to prohibit, for a limited time, the exportation of wheat, flour,
Indian corn, rice, bread, beef, pork, bacon, live stock,
peas, beans, oats, and
To continue till the end of the next
session. Continued in like manner by the act of March, 1780,
ch. 21, and June, 1780, ch. 17. Expired.
An ACT for enlarging the
powers of the governor and council.
See the act of March, 1778, ch. 13.
An ACT for the more effectual preventing forestalling and engrossing,
other purposes therein mentioned.
To continue till the end of next session.
An ACT to enable the justices of Frederick and Montgomery counties
a sum of money sufficient to defray the expences of
the commissioners in dividing
The commissioners, who were appointed
by the convention of August, 1776, are required to deliver
their several and respective accounts to each of the
county courts, which is, as soon as conveniently may
be, to levy a net sum equal to one half of the aggregate amount, to be
paid to the order of the major
part of the said commissioners.
An ACT to empower Thomas Harrison to lay out anew and amend
the streets, lanes and alleys, of that part of Baltimore-town,
commonly called the Marshy-ground.
| WHEREAS Thomas Harrison, of Baltimore-town, by his
this general assembly, hath set forth, that he being seized and possessed
of part of the land commonly called the Marshy-ground, adjoining
the town of Baltimore, did, in virtue of the act, entitled, An act to remove