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Proceedings of the Senate, 1876
Volume 414, Page 925   View pdf image (33K)
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1876.] OF THE SENATE. 925

Mr. Gorman, from Joint Select Committee, presented the
following majority


Your Committee appointed under the Joint Resolutions of
the Senate and House of Delegates, adopted on the 31st day
of January, 1876, has, in compliance with such resolutions,
examined as fully as possible, all the questions concerning,
which they were directed to inquire.

They submit a complete report of all the testimony taken
by them, in compliance with the terms of said lesolutions.

Under the Act of 1863, chapter 454, Sections 2 and 3, the
Treasury Officers of this State were obliged, upon the re-
quirements of the County Commissioners of St. Mary's, Cal-
vert and Charles counties, and upon the presentation to the
Treasurer of the affidavits mentioned in the Act, to subscribe
as directed by said Act, and to pay as by said Act directed,
the several sums of money embraced in the appropriation
made for the benefit of Internal Improvements iu said several

Your Committee finds that the Comptroller and Treasurer
performed their respective duties in relation to works of In-
ternal Improvement in Charles county, and that there has
been no complaint whatever, made in relation to their per-
formance of said duties in such county.

Your Committee finds that the Comptroller and Treasurer
performed in the same manner their entire duty, as to the
Southern Maryland Railroad Company, which was the work
selected by the Commissioners of St Mary's county to receive
the benefits of the Act, to which reference has already been

The only question which remains, is to ascertain whether
the Southern Maryland Railroad Company has properly ap-
propriated the money paid to it by the State, by subscription
to its stock, as provided for in the Act last mentioned.

Upon this point your Committee cannot report fully, be-
cause the said Company has refused to produce its books for
the inspection of your Committee.

It is proper, however, to say, that although said books were
not produced, the President of the said Company, as will be
seen by reference to his testimony taken by your Committee,
while insisting upon, and swearing to the propriety of all the
expenditures made by said Company, of the money subscribed
by the State to its stock, has given as his reason lor the con-
production of said books, the pendency of other litigations in
which the Company was engaged with private persons, which


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