38 VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER SESSION, 1805.
THE committee to whom was referred the petition of John Newton, of Baltimore county, report, that they
have considered the same, and find, from the certificates of several gentlemen who were officers in the late revo-
lutionary war, that the petitioner served as a soldier in the American army from sometime in the year 1780 until
the era of the war, and that the said John Newton his been wounded in the army, and they believe that from
said wounds, together with the infirmities of approaching old age, he is rendered incapable of obtaining a main-
tenance for himself and family; they therefore recommend the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That the treasurer of the western shore be and he is hereby directed and required to pay unto
the said John Newton, or to his order, a sum of money, in half yearly payments, which shall be equal to the
half pay of a soldier who served in the revolutionary war.
By order, L. GASSAWAY, clk.
Which were read.
Mr. Stephen, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act for the relief of Charles
Edwards, an insolvent debtor, of the city of Baltimore; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the
On motion, Leave given to bring in a bill, entitled, A further supplement to an act, entitled, An act for the
better regulation of apprentices. ORDERED, That Mr. Stephen, Mr. Sudler and Mr. Ward, be a committee
to prepare and bring in the same.
On the second reading of the report and resolution relative to the Easton academy, the question was put,
That the words " of Easton academy, " be inserted in the said resolution after the word " trustees?" Resolved
in the affirmative.
The resolution being read throughout, the question was put, Will the house concur with the said report, and
assent co the said resolution? Resolved in the affirmative.
The clerk of the senate delivers the bill, entitled, A supplement to an act, entitled, An act to incorporate
companies to make several turnpike roads through Baltimore county, and for other purposes, endorsed, "will
" pass with the proposed amendments; " which amendments were read. And the bill confirming the title of Ig-
natius Davis to the land therein mentioned, endorsed, "will pass. " Ordered to be engrossed.
The bill, entitled, An act for the relief of Henry Stevenson, of Baltimore county, was read the second time
Mr. Lemmon, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act to authorise the issuing of
a patent to Joshua Meredith and Thomas Meredith for the land therein mentioned; which was read the first
time and ordered to lie on the table.
A petition from Ally Campbell, of Montgomery county, praying that she may be supported out of the poor-
house, was preferred, read, and referred to the committee appointed on the petition of John Randall.
On motion, ORDERED, That the bill for the encouragement of learning in this state, and for other purposes,
be made the order of the day for Wednesday the eighteenth instant.
The house adjourns until Monday morning 9 o'clock.
MONDAY, December 9, 1805.
THE house met. Present the same members as on Saturday. The proceedings of Saturday were read.
Mr. Frazier appears in the house.
The bill granting additional compensation to the harbour-master of the port of Baltimore, the bill to lay out
and open a road in Harford county, the bill for the relief of Henry Stevenson, of Baltimore county, and the
resolution relative to the Easton academy, were sent to the senate by the clerk.
Mr. Hawkins, from the committee delivers to the speaker the bill, entitled, An act authorising a lottery to
raise a sum of money for the purpose of rebuilding the steeple of the German reformed church in Frederick-
town, in Frederick county; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
The report on the petition of Thomas Jackson and Henry Haskins, of Dorchester county, was read the se-
cond time and the resolution therein contained assented to.
On motion, Leave given to withdraw the petition of James Hicks, of Caroline county, for an act of insolvency,
Mr. Duer, Mr. Ayres and Mr. Stuart, have leave of absence for a few days.
On motion, ORDERED, That the bill for the encouragement of learning in this state be recommitted for
A petition from the heirs of Jean Baptiste Chirac, praying a repeal of the law passed in the year 1800, enti-
tled. An act for the relief of John Charles Francis Chirac, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Chapman, Mr.
Stephen, Mr. Mercer, Mr. Montgomery and Mr. Scott, to consider and report thereon.
On motion, ORDERED, That the committee of claims allow on the journal of accounts to the honourable the
speaker the amount of postage paid by him on a package to him directed on a subject to be presented to the con-
sideration of the house of delegates from the representatives of Jean Baptiste Chirac.
Petitions from Joseph G. Daffin, of Caroline county, Richard Nicols and Elisha Stansbury, of the city of
Baltimore, and John Simmonds, of Talbot county, praying acts of insolvency, were preferred, read, and re-
ferred to the committee appointed on petitions of a similar nature.