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Session Laws, 1820
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to the city of Baltimore; and the decision of the commissioners
aforesaid, or of a majority of them, shall be considered final
and conclusive between the parties, unless an appeal shall here-
after be prosecuted as is herein after provided; and the amount of
value of the land, and the right of way as aforesaid thereto, so
assessed, being paid, or offered to be paid to the proprietor or
proprietors thereof, the United States shall henceforward be con-
sidered the true and lawful owners of the said land, of the said
right and privilege of a way for the purposes aforesaid; Provided
always, that if the owner or owners of the said land, and of the
said road so as aforesaid valued, his, her, or their guardian or
guardians, trustee or trustees, shall conceive him, her or them-
selves aggrieved by such valuation by the said commissioners,
and shall notify to the said commissioners the same in writing, it
shall and may be lawful for said commissioners, or any three of
them, to issue their warrant to the sheriff of Baltimore county,
commanding him to summon twelve freeholders in the county
aforesaid, and not interested in the premises, and qualified to
serve as jurors in the county court, to appear on a day to be by
them appointed on the premises; and the said commissioners, or
any one of them, are hereby authorised to administer an oath or
affirmation, as the case may he, to every person so summoned,
that he will, without favour, affection, partiality or prejudice, as-
sess the damages sustained by the person or persons at whose re-
quest such inquisition shall be taken, by the transfer of his, her or
their land, about to be made as aforesaid, and by reason of the
disadvantages attendant upon the erection aforesaid, and the pri-
vilege of the road aforesaid upon the land aforesaid; and the per-
sons so summoned, and so qualified, shall thereupon proceed to
assess and value the damages accordingly, of which the said com-
missioners, or any one of them, shall have given at least five
days notice in two op more of the public papers of the city of
Baltimore, and such inquisition shall be final and conclusive;
Provided, that in such appeal from the valuation and assessment
of damages made by the commissioners, should the valuation and
assessment of the said commissioners be continued by the jury,
by this section directed to be summoned, the party appealing
shall pay the whole expense incurred thereby.

CHAP. 33.


2. And be it enacted, That the right of jurisdiction of the state
of Maryland in and over the land aforesaid, as well as in and
over so much of Bodkin Island as has been heretofore purchased
by the United States, as by reference to deed therefor, bearing
date the twenty-first day of August last past, recorded in the
land record bonks of Anne-Arundel county the eleventh day of
October follow ing, will more fully appear be and the same is
herein relinquished, ceded, and made over to the United States
aforesaid, for the purposes aforesaid,

Right of state ced-
ed to U. States.

5. And be it enacted, That the commissioners aforesaid shall be
allowed for each and every day they shall be employed under the
provisions of this act, two dollars, one half of which allowance
to be paid by the United States, the other moiety by the proprie-
tor or proprietors of the lands assessed.

Allowance to com-

4. And be it enacted, That the commissioners aforesaid, when
they shall have completed their valuation as aforesaid, and done

Copy of their pro-
ceedings to be de-
posited to clerk's


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