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1797.

LAWS of M A R Y L A N D.

C H A P.
LVI.

within the limits or jurifdiction of faid town; provided, that they fhall not in
any cafe pafs, make or ordain, any law to fine for any one offence a fum ex-
ceeding twenty dollars, or imprifonment not exceeding thirty days.

Certain per-
fons may be
fold, &c.

III. And be it enacted, That if any perfon or perfons be committed to gaol
in virtue of this act, and fhall not, at the expiration of the time for which he is
committed, pay to the fheriff the amount of his fine and prifon fees, or give
fecurity for the fame, it fhall and may be lawful for the fheriff, with the confent
of the mayor in writing, to fell fuch perfon or perfons as a fervant for any time
not exceeding four months, fuch time to be expreffed in writing by the mayor in
giving his confent as aforefaid.

Part of an act
repealed, &c.

IV. And be it enacted, That fo much of the fecond fection of the act to
which this is a fupplement as continues the authorities and powers of the com-
mon council during good behaviour, be repealed, and that the faid common
council fhall, for ever hereafter, be elected to ferve for two years only; and an
election for a new common council fhall be held, in the manner prefcribed by
the faid original act, on the firft Monday of February, in the year feventeen
hundred and ninety-eight, and on the firft Monday of February in every fecond
year thereafter.

Mayor to be
elected, &c.

V. And bee it enacted, That the recorder, aldermen and common council,
may hereafter elect the mayor of faid town from their citizens at large, and fhall
be under no other reflation, except that they fhall be confined to a citizen of
George-town, and the fame perfon may be re-elected as often as the faid alder-
men and common council may judge it expedient.

Mayor, &c.

may make
laws, &c.

VI. And be it enacted, That the faid mayor, recorder, aldermen and com-
mon council, fhall have full power and authority to make fuch by-laws and or-
dinances for the graduation and levelling of the ftreets, lanes and alleys, within the
jurifdiction of the fame town, as they may judge neceffary for the benefit thereof.

Erect wharfs,
&c.

VII. And be it enacted, That the faid mayor, recorder, aldermen and com-
men council, fhall have full power and authority to erect wharfs on all ftreets,
lanes and alleys, in faid town, for the ufe of the faid town; provided however,
that no buildings fhall be permitted to be erected on front of the faid wharfs, or
any of them.

VIII. And, whereas the faid corporation claim a right to certain grounds
within the limits of faid town, and doubts have arifen with refpect to the
powers of the faid corporation to bring ejectments for the fame; therefore,

Bring eject-
ments, &c.

Be it enacted, That the faid mayor, recorder, aldermen, and common council,
in their corporate capacity, fhall be and are hereby authorifed and empowered to
bring an ejectment or ejectments, for all fuch real eftate as they can make a legal
title to, and to recover the fame for the ufe of the faid town.

And impofe
money, &c.

IX. And be it enacted, That to defray the expences of faid corporation, the

faid mayor, recorder, aldermen and common council, fhall have full power and
authority, by ordinance or by-law, made for the purpofe, to impofe any fum of
money, not exceeding one dollar, in any one year, on every hundred pounds of
property within the faid town, and out of the revenues arising from fuch taxation
to allow the faid mayor fuch annual falary as fhall appear to them juft and proper.

Paffed Janua-
ry 20.

Mayor, &c.,

to be judges,

&c.

C H A P. LVII.
An ACT to alter and repeal thofe parts of the conftitution and form
of government that make the commiffioners of Baltimore-town
judges of the elections for delegates and for elector of the fenate.

Be it enacted by the General Affembly of Maryland, That the mayor and
fecond branch of the city council of the city of Baltimore, or any three
or more of them, for the time being, fhall be judges of the elections for



 
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