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Session Laws, 1817
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Joseph Smith, Patrick M'Gill, Grafton Duvall, John Thomas, John
Slifer, and Henry Burkitt; and for twenty-five thousand dollars at
William's-Port, under the direction of Samuel Ringgold, Thomas
Buchanan, Edward G. Williams, Jacob T. Towson, Daniel Rentch,
Michael A. Finley and Edmund H. Turner, for the first before
mentioned road; and for a capital stock of fifty thousand dollars, in
shares of twenty dollars each, at the city of Washington, under
the direction of the first before mentioned commissioners, with the
addition of William Carroll and Adam Robb, for the last before
mentioned road; who are hereby appointed commissioners for the
purposes aforesaid, who shall, for each of the companies for which
they are respectively appointed, on or before the first Monday in
May next, procure books, and each enter as follows, to wit:
"We whose names are hereunto subscribed, do promise to pay to
the president, managers and company, of the Rockville and Willi-
am's-Port Turnpike Road, the sum of twenty dollars for every share
of stock in the said company set opposite to our respective names,
agreeably to an act of the State of Maryland, entitled, "An act
to incorporate companies to make certain turnpike roads through
the counties of Montgomery, Frederick and Washington, and for
other purposes." Witness our hands this day of
eighteen hundred and ;" and shall give
notice in one of the public news papers in the city of Washington,
in George-Town and in Frederick, for one month at least, of the
times when, and places where, the said books will be opened to
receive subscriptions of stock for such respective company or
companies, at which times and places at least two of the said res-
pective commissioners shall attend for each of the said respec-
tive companies, and shall permit and suffer all persons who
shall offer to subscribe in person, or by attorney duly authorised,
in the said books, which shall he kept open for that purpose at
least four hours every day, Sundays excepted, for the space of
three days, if three days shall be necessary; Provided nevertheless,
that the said commissioners shall not permit any one person or
company to subscribe for more than twenty-five shares during the
first day on which the said books shall be opened in either of the
respective companies, nor more than fifty shares on the second
day on which the said books shall be opened; and if at the expira-
tion of the said three first days, the said books shall not have, for
each respective road, the full number subscribed, the said respec-
tive commissioners may adjourn from time to time, until the num-
ber of shares respectively shall be subscribed, of which adjourn-
ment public notice shall be given in at least one of the public
newspapers of the city of Washington, one in George-Town, and
one in Frederick; and when the said subscriptions in the said books
shall amount to the said respective numbers aforesaid, the same
shall be closed; Provided always, that every person offering to
subscribe in the said books, in his own name, or in the name of
any other person, shall, upon subscribing, pay to the attending
commissioners, one dollar for every share to be subscribed, out of
which shall be defrayed the expenses attending the taking such sub-
scription, and other incidental charges, and the remainder shall be
deposited in such banks as shall be most convenient to the said
commissioners, for the use of each respective coronation for which

Dec. Ses. 1817.


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