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Session Laws, 1818
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6. And be it enacted, That no informer shall be entitled to any
part of any fine unless the offence charged shall have been proved
by a disinterested witness, but in such case the whole fine shall be
paid to the levy court for the use of the county.
7. And be it enacted, that it shall be the duty of all persons
owning, commanding, or having charge of any boat or vessel,
while such boat or vessel may be in either of said counties, to
charge and command all persons belonging to, or engaged in the
service of such boat or vessel, to be careful in the discharge of any
ballast of such boat or vessel, so that this act shall not be violated,
and if it shall appear that this act hath been violated, from the
negligence of the owner, commander, or person having charge of
any boat or vessel as aforesaid, such person may be lined as afore-

CHAP. 153.

Informer not enti-
tled to any part of
fine unless offence
is proved by a
disinterested wit-
Commanders of
vessels to charge
persons in their
vessels, to be care-
ful in discharging


An act to incorporate a Company for the purpose of build-
ing a Bridge over the North West Branch of Nanticoke
River, at a place heretofore called Crotchers's Ferry, but
how known and called The Rising Sun.
Whereas, it is represented to this general assembly, by the pe-
tition of a number of inhabitants of Dorchester county, the conveni-
ence of the public would be greatly promoted by erecting a bridge
over the North West Branch of Nanticoke River, and praying
that a law may pass to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge
over the said North West Branch of said river; therefore,
Sec. 1. Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
Thomas Ennals, Joseph Nicols, Francis Turner, Ezekiel Wheatly,
John Brohown, Minos Adams, William S. Harper, John Shehee,
William Wheatley and John Cropper, be and they are hereby ap-
pointed commissioners, with full power and authority to open, or
cause to be opened, a book for receiving and entering subscripti-
ons for raising a capital stock not exceeding five thousand dollars,
to be divided into two hundred and fifty shares, each share to be
twenty dollars, for the purpose of building a bridge over the North
West Branch of Nanticoke River, at a place now called The Rising
2. And be it enacted, That whenever seventy shares of said stock
shall be subscribed for, all persons who may then be, or thereafter
may become, the actual proprietor of shares in the said capital
stock, either as subscribers for the same, or as the legal repre-
sentatives, successors or assignees, of such subscribers, shall be,
and they are hereby made and created a body politic and corpo-
rate, by the name and style of The President and Directors of the
Rising Sun Bridge Company, and by that name may sue and be
sued, plead and be impleaded.
5. And be it enacted, That as soon as seventy shares of the said
stock be subscribed, the said commissioners, or any five of them,
shall call a meeting of the stockholders, who shall proceed in per-
son, or by proxy appointed for that purpose by writing, subscribed
by such stockholder, and attested by one or more witnesses, to the
election, by ballot, of seven directors; and the said directors shall
elect one of their number to act as president, who shall, with the di-
rectors, continue in office one year, and until a new election for

Passed Feb 10 1819


appointed to re-
ceive subscripti-


When seventy
shares are sub-
scribed, subscri-
bers incorporated.

Stockholders to
meet to elect di-

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