36 VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER SESSION, 1806.
are of opinion that the prayer of the petitioner is reasonable, and that he ought to be allowed some compensa-
tion for his services; they therefore submit the following resolution:
RESOLVED, That the treasurer of the western shore be and he is hereby authorised and required, to pay un-
to the said James Laurence, or to his order, the amount of one year's pay as a seaman in the service of the
United States during the revolutionary war, out of any unappropriated money in the treasury.
All which is submitted.
By order, J. S. SKINNER, clk.
Which was read.
On motion, the question was put, That leave be given to bring in a bill to alter, change and abolish, that
part of the constitution which gives a justice of the peace the privilege of being eligible as a senator, delegate
or member of the council? The yeas and nays being required, appeared as follow:
E W. H. Brown, Frisby, P. Stuart, Winder, King, Frazier, Hall, R. Steuart,
Gardiner, Comegys, M'Pherson, 'Jackson, Smoot, Dennis, Callis, Selby. 18.
Hebb, M. Brown, Cox, Sudler, Dashiell, Street, Turpin, Carroll,
Belt, Harryman, Porter, Gleaves, Hawkins, Forwood, Aisquith, Bruce,
Merriken, Kerr, Moffit, Downes, Waters, Bond, Bowles, Briscoe,
Williams, Dickinson, Mitchell, J. Brown, Kuhn, Bayard, Schnebly, Rizer. 35.
Little, Ward, Shaaff,
So it was determined in the negative.
The bill to confirm and make valid certain proceedings of t; he. orphans courts in different counties of this state,
or the justices thereof, was read the second time, passed, and sent to the senate by the clerk.
Mr. J. Brown, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act relating to public roads in
Queen-Anne's county; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
The report of the committee appointed on the exceptive communications relative to the bank stock, was read
the second time, and the resolutions therein contained assented to; which were sent to the senate by the clerk.
The clerk of the senate delivers the bill to. provide tor recording certain papers in. the register's office of Saint-
Mary's county, endorsed " will pass. " Ordered to be engrossed. Also a memorial from Samuel Chase, praying
that his bond of the 27th April, 1785, may be credited with certain sums of money; which was read and re-
ferred to the committee appointed on his former memorial.
A petition from the commissioners and inhabitants of Easton and Talbot county, praying that a survey made
by John. Needles may be confirmed as part of said town, and the same placed under the jurisdiction of said
commissioners, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Kerr, Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Martin, to consider and
A petition from Sarah Gray, of Montgomery county, praying to be supported out of the poor-house, was
preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Selby, Mr. Watts and Mr. Darne, to consider and report thereon.
The amendment proposed to the bill authorising the justices of the orphans courts to take sheriffs bonds, was
read the second time, and the question put, That the house agree to the same? Determined in the negative.
The bill to appoint and authorise commissioners to review and lay out the road therein, mentioned in Harford
county, was read the second time, passed, and sent to the senate by the. clerk.
Mr. Street, from the committee, delivers to the speaker the bill to regulate and. discipline the militia of this
state, as amended; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
ORDERED, That the same have a second reading on Tuesday next.
The clerk of the senate delivers the supplement to an act, entitled, An act to lay out and open a public road
in Hopkins's Neck, in Talbot county, and the bill authorising James Cooke, late sheriff and collector of Saint-
Mary's county, to complete his collection, severally endorsed "will pass with the proposed amendments; "
which amendments were read, agreed to, and the bills ordered to be engrossed. And a memorial from Samuel
Chase, stating his claim as trustee for the recovery of the bank stock, and proposing to. leave the justice of the
same to the decision of the chancellor, or others, who may be appointed by the legislature; which was read and
referred to the committee appointed on his former memorials.
On motion, ORDERED, That Mr. Gale and Mr. Bruce be added. to the committee appointed on the memorials
of Samuel Chase.
The following message was read and agreed to.
By the HOUSE of DELEGATES, December 4, 1806.
Gentlemen of the Senate,
WE return the bill, entitled, An act authorising the justices of the orphans court to take sheriffs bonds, af-
ter having dissented to the amendment. proposed by you. We are still of opinion, that the manner of taking
those bonds should be as uniform as possible, which object will be defeated by adopting the amendment; and
while we are not disposed to lessen the powers already vested in the judges of the county courts, we apprehend
the instances in which they would be applied to on this subject would be very rare, and that the whole duty,
from convenience and expediency, would devolve on the justices of the orphans court, who would be the better
judges of the competency of the security offered for the due performance of the duties of the sheriffs respectively.