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Session Laws, 1845
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An act to provide for the repairs of the Public Roads in
Calvert County.

CHAP. 325.

Passed March
9, 1846.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Central Assembly of
Maryland, That the levy court of Calvert county be and
they are hereby authorised and required to levy on the
assessable property of Calvert county, whatever sum they
may in their discretion, think requisite, to carry into ef-
fect the provisions of this act, for preserving, repairing
and altering the public roads in said county.

Levy court to


SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That the levy court of Cal-
vert county shall annually appoint one supervisor for

every hundred as now laid out and known in said coun-
ty, whose duty it shall be whenever requisite to call upon
all persons residing in the hundred of which he is a su-
pervisor for hands, horses, ploughs and carts, specifying
at least five days in advance by publication in writing at
two of the most public places in his hundred, the day
upon which the said hands, horses, ploughs and carts
will be wanting, and the place where; and each hand or
those persons owning hands, horses, ploughs or carts,
shall be entitled to the following sums, to wit: for each
good male hand above the age of fourteen years, the sum
of seventy-five cents per day, and for each good female
hand above the age of fifteen years, fifty cents per day,
for each two horse plough, one dollar per day, and for
each cart and team, one dollar and fifty cents per day.

To appoint a

SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That no supervisor shall
work upon any load with a less number than six hands,
or greater number than twelve, and it shall be the duty
of said supervisor to give a certificate for the amount due
to each laborer who may have been employed by him on
said roads whenever he shall be required so to do, and it
shall be the duty of said supervisors to make returns
semi-annually under oath to the said levy court in writ-
ing, the number of hands employed on each particular
day, specifying the sex and age, if slaves, to whom be-
longing, and also the number of horses, ploughs and
carts, and to whom belonging, and the said levy court
shall give to each and every person a certificate of such
amount as may appear from the returns and certificates
of the said supervisors, to be respectively due, and the
collector of the tax for Calvert county, shall receive said
certificates in full or in part pay for county charges, or
shall pay the holder of such certificate as the case may

Supervisor to
have six hands.

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