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1789.
 

Passed December
19.

                                LAWS of MARYLAND.

                                            CHAP. XX.
An ACT to enable the justices of Saint-Mary's county court to
    assess a sum of money on the said county for the support of an
    idiot, the child of Benjamin Bradburn, in the said county.

Preamble.     WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition
of Benjamin Bradburn, that he had a female idiot child, not more
than eight years of age, which, from his extreme poverty, he is not
able to maintain, therefore prays some provision may be made for the support
and maintenance of the said child; and the facts appearing to this general
assembly to be true,
Justices to assess
money,
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices
of Saint-Mary's county court shall have full power and authority annually to
assess, on the assessable property in said county, such sum of money as they may
deem sufficient for the support and maintenance of the said idiot, the child of
Benjamin Bradburn, provided the said justices shall be satisfied that the said Benjamin
Bradburn is unable to support and maintain the said idiot, and provided
the sum so to be allowed do not exceed seven pounds ten shillings current money
for any year that such allowance may be necessary.

Passed December
19.
                                            CHAP. XXI.
An ACT to open a road from the great falls of Gunpowder,
    at a place known by the name of Meredith's Ford, until it intersect
    the main road leading from Baltimore-town to York-town,
    in Pennsylvania, at a place called Burck's Old Field.
Preamble.     WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly, by the petition of
sundry inhabitants of Baltimore county, that it would be of great advantage
to themselves, and the public in general, to have a road laid
out from the great falls of Gunpowder, at a place known by the name of
Meredith's Ford, until it intersect the main road leading from Baltimore-town to
York-town, in Pennsylvania, at a place called Burck's Old Field;
Commissioners
appointed,
&c.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That Abraham Rutledge,
George Fitzhugh, Edmund Stansbury, Richard Britton and Luke Johnson,
be and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the purposes in this act
mentioned; and the said commissioners, or any three of more of them, are hereby
authorised to lay off and open as aforesaid, at the expence of the subscribers of the
said petition, a waggon road, in the most convenient direction, not exceeding
forty feet wide, from or near Meredith's Ford, on the great falls of Gunpowder,
in Baltimore county, to intersect the main road leading from Baltimore-town
to York-town, in Pennsylvania, at a place called Burck's Old Field; and the
said road, when so laid out and completed at he expence of the said subscribers,
and after the valuation herein after directed to be made, or the damages hereby
directed to be assessed, shall be paid or secured to the individuals concerned, shall
be recorded among the records of Baltimore county court, and be thereafter
deemed and taken to be a public road for ever, and shall be kept in the
same manner as other public roads are directed to be kept in said county.
Who may appoint
a treasurer,
&c.
    III.  And be it enacted, That the said commissioners may appoint one of their
number as treasurer, who is hereby enjoined and empowered to collect and receive
all monies subscribed, or that may be subscribed, for the purpose of laying
out and clearing the said road, and such subscribers are hereby directed to pay
their several subscriptions to the treasurer appointed as aforesaid; and if any person
shall neglect or refuse to pay his subscription money, the said treasurer, or any
of the said commissioners in the name of the whole, may and is hereby authorised
to sue for, recover, and receive the same; and the said monies, when received,
shall be applied by the said commissioners, or any two of them, to the purposes
of this act.


 
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