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Session Laws, 1831
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CHAP. 287.

Sec. 24 And be it enacted, That if any person or shall


wilfully, by any means whatsoever, injure, impair or de-

Penalty for dam-

rtroy, any, or part of any Rail-road constructed by said

ing road &c.

company under this act, or any of their accessary works,


buildings, carriages, vehicles or machinery of said compa-


ny, such person or persons so offending, shall each of them


for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the said company
a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, which may be re-


covered in the name of the said company by an action of


debt, in the county court of Cecil county, and shall be sub-


ject to indictment in said court, and upon conviction of such


offence, shall be punished by fine, and imprisonment in the


discretion of the court.

Limitation of
time to commence

Sec. 25. And it be enacted, That if this road shall not be

aad complete.

commenced in two years from the passage of this act, and


shall not be finished in six years, from the time of the com-


mencement thereof, then this act shall be null and void.



Passed Mar. 5, 1832

An act to incorporate the Baltimore and Port Deposite Rail


Road Company.

Commissioners to

Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Ma-

open books.

ryland, That Albert Constable, John W. Thomas, Gran-


ville S. Tpwnsend, Henry S. Stiles, Frederick Daw so n,


William H. Freeman, Peter Neff and Job Smith, be, and


they are hereby appointed commissioners under the direc-


tion of whom, subscriptions may be received to the capital


stock of the Baltimore and Port Deposite Rail Road com-


pany hereby incorporated, and they may cause books to be


opened at such times and places and before such of them


as they may direct for the purpose of receiving subscrip-


tions to the capital stock of said company, after having


given such notice of the times and places of opening the


same as they may deem proper: and that upon the first


opening of said books, they shall be kept open for at least


three days, from ten o'clock A. M. until two o'clock P. M.


and if at the expiration of that period, such a subscription


to the capital stock of said company, as is necessary to its


incorporation, shall not have been obtained, the said com-

Re-open books

missioners may cause the said books to be opened, from


time to time, after the expiration of the said three days,

Receive subscrip-


for the space of twelve months thereafter, or until the sum


necessary to the incorporation of the company, shall be

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