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

aforesaid, in case they should be called in to value and ascertain the damage aforesaid,
in manner aforesaid, shall declare and determine whether the damage and
expence shall be paid by the petitioners, or such of them as the court may think
interested in the said road, or by the county, to be assessed and levied like other
county assessments, as the court shall determine.



    V.  And be it enacted, That if it shall be determined that the said expence
shall be paid by the petitioners, or any of them, the said road shall not be deemed
a public road until the damages hereby directed to be assessed shall be paid, or 
secured to be paid, to the satisfaction of the parties concerned.
If by the petitioners,

not to be public,
    VI.  Provided, That the said road shall not go through any houses, gardens,
orchards or meadows, unless with the consent of the owner thereof, or their
guardian or trustee.
    VII.  And be it enacted, That the said commissioners, and each of them, shall
be allowed at the rate of seven shillings and six-pence for each day they shall act
as aforesaid, to be paid either by the petitioners, or the county, as the county
court shall determine, in manner aforesaid.
                                            CHAP. XLV.
An ACT concerning the territory of Columbia and the city of

Passed December
    WHEREAS the president of the United States, by virtue of several acts
of congress, and acts of the assemblies of Virginia and Maryland, by
his proclamation, dated at George-town on the thirtieth day of
March, seventeen hundred and ninety-one, did declare and make known, that
the whole of the territory of ten miles square, for the permanent seat of government
of the United States, shall be located and included within the four lines
following; that is to say, beginning at Jones's Point, being the upper point of
Hunting Creek, in Virginia, and at an angle in the outset of forty-five degrees
west of the north, and running a direct line ten miles for the first line, then
beginning again at the same Jones's Point, and running another direct line at a
right angle with the first, across the Patowmack, ten miles, for the second line,
then from the terminations of the said first and second lines, running two other
direct lines ten miles each, the one crossing the Eastern Branch and the other
Patowmack, and meeting each other in a point; which has since been called the
Territory of Columbia:  And whereas Notley Young, Daniel Carroll, of Duddington,
and many others, proprietors of the greater part of the land herein after
mentioned to have been laid out in a city, came into an agreement, and have
conveyed their lands in trust to Thomas Beall, son of George, and John Mackall
Gantt, whereby they have subjected other part to be sold to raise money as a
donation to be employed according to the act of congress for establishing the
temporary and permanent seat of the government of the United States, under
and upon the terms and conditions contained in each of the said deeds; and many
of the proprietors of lots in Carrollsburgh and Hamburgh, have also come into
an agreement, subjecting their lots to be laid out anew, giving up one half of the
quantity thereof to be sold, and the money thence arising to be applied as a
donation as aforesaid, and they to be reinstated in one half the quantity of their lots
in the new location, or otherwise compensated in land in a different situation within
the city, by agreement between the commissioners aforesaid and them, and, in case
of disagreement, that then a just and full compensation shall be made in money;
yet some of the proprietors of other lands, have not, from imbecility and other causes,
come into any agreement concerning their lands within the limits hereinafter 
mentioned, but a very great proportion of the landholders having agreed on the
same terms, the president of the United States directed a city to be laid out,
comprehending all the lands beginning on the east side of Rock Creek, at a
stone standing in the middle of the road leading from George-town to Bladensburgh,

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