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Hanson's Laws of Maryland 1763-1784
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1782.                                 LAWS of MARYLAND.

    of MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of
    ANNAPOLIS, on Thursday the twenty-fifth of April,

    in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
    and eighty-two, and ended the 15th day of June:
    The following laws were enacted.

                    THOMAS SIM LEE, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT for the adjournment of civil causes ruled for trial at the next general
                               court for the western shore.

    The said causes are to stand for trial on the same days in the 1st, 2d, and 3d weeks in June next,
as they are marked for in the 2d, 3d, and 4th weeks in May; but the court may appoint other days at
discretion, or they may continue the causes.  Summonses for witnesses in these causes shall be returnable
three weeks later than the days which they express; and the petit jurors shall attend on the 1st Tuesday
in June, instead of the 1st Tuesday in May, or be liable to a fine, not exceeding £. 35.  In case a sufficient
number of them shall not attend, a venire de circumstantibus may issue to the sheriff of Anne-Arundel
to summon the number requisite for the trial of any particular cause; but no person thus summoned shall
be compelled to serve on more than one trial.  And for the trial of criminals, at the court in course, a
similar venire may issue.

                                            CHAP. II.
        A Bill, entitled, An ACT for an addition to Baltimore-town, in
                                        Baltimore county.
Preamble.     WHEREAS John Eager Howard, of Baltimore-town, by his humble
petition to this general assembly, hath set forth, that he is seized and
possessed of great part of a tract of land called Lun's Lot, part of which
hath been heretofore laid out into lots, and annexed to Baltimore-town, which
said lots have been built upon and considerably improved; and that it would tend
greatly to the advantage of the said town, in case other parts of the said tract of
land were laid out into convenient streets, lanes and alleys, and therefore prayed a
law might pass for that purpose; and it appearing to this general assembly, that
to extend the limits of the said town would contribute to promote the trade and
commerce thereof;
to cause
land to be surveyed,
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That the commissioners
of Baltimore-town, or the major part of them, be authorised and required, at
any time before the first day of September next, to cause the aforesaid tract of
land, or such part thereof as they may think necessary (not already incorporated
and made part of the town aforesaid) to be surveyed and laid out into lots, streets,
lanes and alleys, at the proper cost and expence of the said John Eager Howard,
in such manner as to the said commissioners, or a major part of them, shall seem
A plot to be
made, &c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That the commissioners aforesaid, or a major part of
them, shall, on or before the said first day of September, cause a correct and accurate
survey and plot to be made of the said land, and of all the lots, streets,
lanes and alleys, which shall be laid out in virtue of this act; and the said plot
shall be recorded amongst the records of the said town, as soon as conveniently
may be thereafter, thereto remain as evidence of the boundaries, situation and
location, of the said lots, and of the streets, lanes and alleys; which said streets,
lanes and alleys, hereafter to be laid out in pursuance of this act, shall be highways,
and be so deemed and taken to all intents and purposes whatever; and
when the same shall be done, the said land, so surveyed and laid out, shall be,
and is hereby declared to be, part of Baltimore-town, as fully and amply as if
included originally therein, and shall have the same immunities and privileges as
the rest of the said town has, or by former laws ought to have; saving to the
state of Maryland, and all bodies politic and corporate, and all persons not mentioned
in this act, their several and respective rights.

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