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Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
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                GEORGE PLATER, Esquire Governor.

                                            CHAP. XXXVII.
An ACT for valuing the lot of ground in Upper-Marlborough,
    in Prince-George's county, on which the inspecting house
    stands, and for paying the proprietor the value thereof.


Passed December

    WHEREAS it is represented to the general assembly of Maryland, by
Thomas Contee, of Prince-George's county, that he is proprietor of
a lot of ground in Upper-Marlborough, in the county aforesaid, on
which the house for inspecting tobacco stands, and that, from the great expence
of building a new warehouse thereon by the county, and the necessary annual
repairs, the rent for some years past hath not been sufficient to defray the said
expence; he therefore prays the same be made public property, and that he be
paid the value thereof;
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices of
the peace for the said county are hereby empowered and directed, at their next
meeting for appointing inspectors at the several warehouses in said county, to
nominate and appoint three judicious men, freeholders in said county, to value,
on oath, the said lot of ground, and the old inspecting house standing thereon,
exclusive of any additions and improvements that may have been made by the
county; and the persons, so nominated and appointed, are hereby required to
make a return to the said justices, from under their hands, of the value thereof
in current money.
Justices to
appoint persons,
    III.  And be it enacted, That the said justices levy on the taxable property in
the said county, at their next levy court which shall be held thereafter, the full
amount of such valuation, with the additional sum of six per cent. to the sheriff
for collecting the same; and the said justices are hereby directed and empowered
to give an order on the said sheriff to the said Thomas Contee, and on such order
being given and paid as aforesaid, all the right, title and claim, which the said
Thomas Contee had in and to the said lot of ground and inspecting house, shall
be vested in the justices of the peace of the said county, and their successors, for
ever, for the purpose of inspecting tobacco, or other public purposes.
And levy money,
                                            CHAP. XXXVIII.
An ACT to empower the justices of Queen-Anne's county to
    levy a sum of money to complete the court-house and gaol at
    Centre-Ville, in said county.

Passed December
    BE it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That it shall and may
be lawful for the justices of the peace of said county, and they are hereby
authorised and empowered, to assess and levy, at their next levy court, a
sum of money not exceeding six hundred pounds, with a commission of six per
for collecting the same; which said sum, to be so assessed and levied, shall
be collected by the sheriff of said county from the inhabitants thereof, and others
having property therein, in the same manner as other public dues are collected.
Justices to levy

    II.  And be it enacted, That the commissioners for erecting the court-house
and gaol in the county aforesaid, or a majority of them, be and they are hereby
authorised, on the twentieth day of October, seventeen hundred and ninety-two,
to call on the sheriff of said county to pay the sum so levied, which the said
commissioners, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised to receive, and to
give an acquittance therefor, and apply the same, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, to complete said court-house and gaol.
to call on
the sheriff,
    III.  And be it enacted, That each commissioner, for every day he shall necessarily
attend on the duty of his appointment, shall be allowed a sum not exceeding
seven shillings and six-pence, to be ascertained and allowed by the justices aforesaid,
ta their levy court annually, until the said court-house and gaol shall be
completed, to be levied on the county, and collected as other public dues.
Their allowance.

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