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1786.

Passed January
20.

                                LAWS of MARYLAND.

                                            CHAP. XVIII.
An ACT to extend the time for bringing in and settling claims
                                          against this state.

Preamble.     WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, that sundry claims
against this state have not been brought in to be liquidated and settled
as directed by law, for want of notice, or other unavoidable impediments;
Claims may
be brought in, 
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That all claims against
this state, on account of property confiscated, depreciation and pay of the army,
or otherwise, by any citizen thereof, or any citizen of the United States, or their
executors or administrators, which have arisen before the time limited by law
for bringing them in, may be brought in, passed and settled y the auditor-general,
on or before the first day of September, seventeen hundred and eighty-seven,
and when passed and settled as aforesaid, shall be paid by this state as by law
directed, any thing in former acts to the contrary notwithstanding; provided the
claimants, or their executors or administrators, make appear by their oaths or
affirmation, or otherwise to the satisfaction of the auditor-general, that for want
of sufficient notice, or from some unavoidable impediment, they could not bring
in their claims as aforesaid within the time heretofore limited by law.
Proviso.     III.  Provided always and be it enacted, That no claim against this state,
on account of the property of the debtor being confiscated, shall be passed, unless
satisfactory proof is given, that there are not debts due in the county to the
persons whose property has been confiscated, to satisfy the claim exhibited against
the state, and that due industry has been used by the claimant to discover debts
subject to attachments, and the proper means taken by him to secure his claim
out of such debts.
Notice to be
given.
    IV.  And be it enacted, That the auditor-general give notice of this act in
such manner as he may think most proper to communicate its contents throughout
the state.

Passed January
20.
                                            CHAP. XIX.
An ACT for the relief or lieutenant Arthur Harris, late of the continental army.
                                        (A private act.)

Passed January
20.
                                            CHAP. XX.
An ACT for the removal of the seat of justice from Charles-town
                          to the Head of Elk, in Cæcil county.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it appears to this general assembly, that a great majority of
the inhabitants of Cæcil county, by petition, have prayed a removal
of the seat of justice from Charles-town to the Head of Elk, and it
also appearing that no public buildings are erected at Charles-town, except a
gaol, and that no considerable improvements, or increase of the value of property,
have been occasioned in consequence of the courts of justice being held there
for four years last past:  And whereas the inconvenience and expence of public
ferries, in said county, may be obviated by such removal:  And whereas it appears
also, that the inhabitants in general of said county can, with greater ease and expedition,
convene at the Head of Elk on court and other public business;
Commissioners
appointed,
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the general assembly of Maryland, That Messieurs Joseph
Gilpin, Tobias Rudulph, senior, Zebulon Hollingsworth, Joseph Baxter and Edward
Oldham, or the major part of them, be, and are hereby appointed commissioners
to execute and perform the several trusts and powers reposed in,
and required of them by this act, and be and are hereby authorised and empowered
to treat and agree with undertakers or workmen to build and finish
a court-house and public prison, with a good yard, and other conveniencies
thereto, on that lot of ground at the Head of Elk which was purchased from
CLement Hollyday and Nathaniel Ramsey, commissioners for the sale of confiscated


 
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