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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1771 to June-July, 1773
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The Lower House. 185


Wednesday November 20.th 1771
The House met.

All Members present as on Yesterday except M.r Ennalls.
The Proceedings of Yesterday were read
M.r Risteau brings in and delivers to M.r Speaker the following
Report
By the Committee appointed to enquire into the Expenditure of
the Money granted for building a Court House and Prison in the
Town of Baltimore in Baltimore County.

November the 20.th 1771
Your Committee beg Leave to report to your Honourable House
that it appears to your Committee that the Sum of One thousand
nine Hundred and sixty three Pounds nineteen Shillings and ten
Pence hath been received by the Commissioners appointed by the
Act of Assembly for building the said Court House and Prison on
Account of the Tax imposed on the Inhabitants of that County,

L H. J.

Liber No. 54
Nov. 20

and that the further Sum of seven hundred and fifty Pounds seven-
teen Shillings hath been received by them for Subscriptions amount-
ing together to two thousand seven hundred and fourteen Pounds
sixteen Shillings and ten Pence. That One hundred and thirteen
pounds twelve Shillings and six Pence is still outstanding due from
the Subscribers who are thought solvent and forty eight Pounds two
Shillings and six Pence from Subscribers who are thought to be in-
solvent. That the Sum of two thousand seven hundred and seventy
six Pounds seventeen Shillings and Nine Pence hath been expended
by the said Commissioners and actually paid by them in and about
the Purposes aforesaid which is evidenced by a proved Account of
the said Commissioners laid before your Committee and that there
are still some Accounts not yet paid or brought in with which they
stand chargeable. So that it appears to your Committee that the said
Commissioners have actually paid and advanced sixty two Pounds
and Eleven Pence more than they have actually received. Your Com-
mittee further beg Leave to make known to your Honble House
that after the Prison was finished and the Night before it was to
have been delivered to the Sheriff the same was burnt down and
hath been since rebuilt and delivered to the Sheriff and that the Walls
of the first Story of the Court House are carried up but the Joists
not on. Some of the Materials for further prosecuting the Building
of the Court-House being already purchased and many Materials
necessary for compleating it being still wanting.

All which is humbly submitted to the Consideration of your Honble
House
Signed p Order John Courts Jones Cl. Com.

Which was read a first and second Time and the House was moved
that Leave be given to bring in a Bill to levy on the taxable In-

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