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Session Laws, 1837
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ration, subject to the order of the trustees of the school

districts respectively.

CHAP. 290.

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the justices of the
said court are hereby authorised and directed to pay
over, on the first of January next, and annually there-
after, any surplus of the charity school fund that may
now remain in their hands, or may hereafter accrue,
together with the interest arising from any investments
heretofore made by the orphans' court in bank stock,

Payment to
trustees di-

or otherwise, in exact proportion as the same may
stand to the credit of the election districts respectively,
to the trustees of the several school districts, or to
their order, to be by them applied in the same manner
as prescribed in the foregoing section, any law, custom
or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.


Exact propor-

An act for the benefit of John H. Diggs.

Passed Mar. 28,

WHEREAS, the provisions of the act of Assembly,
passed at December session eighteen hundred and thir-
ty-three, entitled, a further supplement to an act re-
lating to free negroes and slaves, are believed not to
embrace the object asked for by the petition of John
H. Diggs: — Therefore.


SECTION. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
Maryland, That John H. Diggs be, and he is hereby
authorised to introduce and bring into this State, from
the State of Louisiana, subject to the tax now imposed
by law, the following negro slaves for life, viz: Milby
Washington, Madison, Eliza, Matilda and Cornelia;
provided, that the said John H. Diggs shall have a list
of the negroes so introduced, specifying their ages and
names, verified by affidavits and recorded in the office
of Charles county court within thirty days after the
said negroes shall he brought into the State of Mary-

Authority to

SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That nothing, in this act
shall be so construed as to authorise the said John H.
Diggs to sell, manumit or dispose of either or any of
the said negro slaves, except as is now provided for
by law.

Sale, &c., pro-

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