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Session Laws, 1820
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CHAP. 191.

such lands and estate may lie, for a commission to divide the
same, and upon such application the remit shall appoint five judi-
cious and disinterested persons to divide and make partition
among all the parties entitled to the same.

To take an oath
and proceed to
make division
agreeably to the
will of deceased.

49. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners, or a majo-
rity of them, when so appointed, shall take the oath, (of affirma-
tion, as the case may be,) herein first before directed, and shall
proceed to divide the said lands, tenements or hereditaments,
among the several devisees agreeably to the will of the deceased,
in the same manner, and with the same effect, as if a writ of
partition had been obtained for the same.

Where parties
interested reside
out of the state,
shall cause notice
to be given, &c.
See section 14.

50. And be it enacted, That in rases where a commission may
hereafter issue from any enmity court, or the court of chancery,
to make partition of an intestate's estate, and any of the parties
interested reside out of this state, the commissioners, or a majo-
rity of them, before they proceed in the execution of said com-
mission, shall cause notice thereof to be given by advertisement
set up at the door of the court house of the county or counties,
where the lands may lie, and in such other public places in the
county or counties, and also published in such newspaper or pa-
pers as they may direct, at least two months previous to their pro-
ceeding to execute said commission.

What shall be
deemed sufficient
notice, &c.

51. And be it enacted, That in all cases where by this act any
notice or publication is required, a statement made in the proceed-
ings that due notice according to law has been given, or to that
effect, shall be prima facie evidence that notice was given accord-
ing to law.

Acts repealed,
reserving all
rights, &c.

52. And be it enacted. That an art, entitled, An act to direct de-
scents, and the several supplements thereto, and the sixth section
of the act, entitled, An act relative to proceedings in the court of
chancery and land offices, and to the real estates of persons dying
intestate, passed at November session seventeen hundred and nine-
ty-seven, chapter one hundred and fourteen, be and the same are
hereby repealed; Provided, that all estates which may have de-
scended before the passage of this act, and during the continuance
of the acts hereby repealed, and all rights acquired thereunder by
any person or persons whatsoever, shall be subject to the rules
and regulations mentioned and contained in the said acts hereby
repealed, and the same proceedings may be had under those acts
as to all such estates and rights, in the same manner us if the said-
acts had not been repealed.

Passed Feb. 16, 1821.

Divorce granted.


An Act for the relief of Harriet Mathews, of Baltimore County.

1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the
said Harriet Mathews be and she is hereby divorced from bed,
board, and mutual cohabitation, with her husband Thomas L.

To hold and enjoy
property, &c.

2. And be it enacted, That the said Harriet shall be entitled to
have, hold, possess and enjoy, all property, both real and person-
al, which she may hereafter inherit or acquire in any way what-
ever, to her sole and separate use, in as full and ample a manner,
as she taught have done if she never had been married, and may
sue and be. sued as a feme sole.

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