66 VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS, NOVEMBER SESSION, 1807.
A petition from sundry inhabitants of the eastern precincts of the city of Baltimore, praying a lottery for the
purpose of building an evening market-house in or near said precincts, was preferred, read, and referred to Mr.
Steuart, Mr. Little and Mr. Harryman, to consider and report thereon.
Mr. Hall, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act to encourage the destruction of
crows in the several counties therein mentioned; which was read the first time and ordered to lie on the table.
A petition from Buckler Bond, of Harford county, praying the levy court of said county may be directed to.
levy a sum of money to compensate him for building a bridge across Winter's Run. was preferred, read, and
referred to Mr. Davis, Mr. Streett and Mr. Forwood, to consider and report thereon.
A petition from the proprietors of, and others interested in, fisheries on the river Susquehanna, stating, that
they suffer much damage and interruption by persons navigating boats and craft through their seines when out,
and coming to anchor in their fishing grounds, and praying remedy thereof, was preferred, read, and referred to
Mr. Davis, Mr. T. Dorsey and Mr. Forwood, to consider and report thereon.
Mr. T. Dorsey, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act authorising the Baltimore
and Frederick-town turnpike road company to erect a toll bridge over the Monocacy river, a bill, entitled, A
further additional supplement to the act, entitled, An act for amending, and reducing into system, the laws and
regulations concerning last wills and testaments, the duties of executors, administrators and guardians, and the
tights of orphans and other representatives of deceased persons, and a bill, entitled, An act for the relief of
Nathaniel L. Chew, Peter Miles and Robert Nesbit, of Baltimore county; which were read the first time and
ordered to lie on the table.
Mr. Callis, from the committee, delivers to the speaker the following report:
THE committee to whom was referred the petition of Mary Beseke, of the city of Baltimore, praying for a
divorce, have had the same under their consideration, and ace of opinion that the prayer of the petitioner ought,
not to be granted, and that she have leave to withdraw her petition
By order, G. WINCHESTER, clk.
Which was read the first and second time by especial order and concurred with.
A petition from James Cockran, collector of Caecil county, praying a further time to complete his collection,,
was preferred, read, and referred to Mr. T. Moffit, Mr. Cox and Mr. Porter, to consider and report thereon.
Mr. Steuart, from the committee, delivers to the speaker a bill, entitled, An act authorising the drawing of a
lottery to defray the expense of building a masonic hall in the city of Baltimore; which was read the first time
and ordered to lie on the table.
The bill authorising and directing the sale of certain lands lying in Worcester county, and belonging to Wil-
liam Fleming, deceased, was read the second time and passed,
A petition from sundry inhabitants of Bridge-street, in the precincts of Baltimore, praying that a brick house
belonging to Henry Zigler, at the angle formed by Bridge-street and the Harford road, may be condemned, was
preferred, read, and referred to Mr. Little, Mr. T abbs, Mr. M. Brown, Mr. Harryman and Mr. T. Dorsey, to
consider and report thereon. .
The clerk of the senate delivers the bill for founding a medical. college in the city or precincts of Baltimore
for the instruction of students in the different branches of medicine, endorsed, " will pass with the proposed
amendments; " which amendments were read the first and second time by especial order, agreed to, and the bill
ordered to be engrossed. Also the resolution in favour of Thomas Meredith, endorsed, " assented to. " The
resolutions in favour of Catherine Johnson, John Maloy, Elisha Hopkins and John Barnes, severally endorsed,
dissented from. " And the following message:
By the SENATE, December 18, 1807.
Gentlemen of the House of Delegates,
WE have rejected your resolution proposing to levy on the inhabitants of Charles, county a sum of money
sufficient to pay for transcribing certain records therein mentioned,, not because we are opposed to the object of
the resolution, but because we deem the mode of effecting that object novel and inexpedient in legislation.
We are of opinion that resolutions ought to be employed only to express facts and principles, and the opinions
and purposes of the legislature, but cannot for a moment conceive that the most valuable rights of our citizens
were ever intended by the constitution to be affected by a mode of procedure, which might be hidden from their
view, and never be heard of by those on whom it was to operate until they felt its effects.
Other weighty objections might be offered to levying taxes on the people by way of resolution, but we presume
that they are unnecessary, and hope you will concur with us in opinion on this subject, and send us a bill em-
bracing the object of the resolution.
By order, T. ROGERS, clk.
Which was read.
ORDERED, That the bill to provide for the discharge of insolvent debtors in Baltimore county, be recommitted
ORDERED. That the second reading of the report of the committee on the memorial of Jeremiah T. Chase,
chief judge of the third judicial district, be postponed until Thursday next.
On motion, the question was put, That the resolution reserving money for county schools, now have a second
reading? The yeas and nays being required, appeared follow: