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Session Laws, 1800
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Lytle, be and is hereby authorised to proceed upon said bill or petition, and to ascertain the deduction, if any,
that ought to have been made from the purchase money of said land, in the same manner as if said Lytle had at
any time heretofore filed said bill against the state of Maryland, and that on said deduction, if any, being decreed,
and the decree being presented to the treasurer of the western shore, he pay the amount thereof to the
said James Lytle out of any unappropriated money which may be in the treasury.

    Resolved, That in the opinion of this legislature, the following amendments to the constitution of the
United States would conduce to the happiness of the citizens thereof, by the establishment of an uniform
mode for the choice of electors of president  and vice-president of the United States, and of representatives to
congress.
    First.  That after the third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and one, the choice of
electors of president and vice-president shall be made, by the legislature of each state dividing the state into a
number of districts equal to the number of electors to be chosen in such state, and by the persons in each of
those districts, who shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the legislature
of such state, choosing one elector in the manner which the legislature thereof shall prescribe, which districts,
when so divided, shall remain unalterable until a new census of the United States shall be obtained.
    Second.  That the election of representatives to serve after the third day of March, in the year one thousand
eight hundred and three, shall be, by dividing each state by the legislature thereof into a number of districts
equal to the number of representatives to which such state shall be entitled, and by the people within each of
those districts, who shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the legislature
of such state, choosing one representative in the manner which the legislature thereof shall prescribe, which
districts, when so divided, shall remain unalterable until a new census of the United States shall be obtained.
    Resolved, That the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house of delegates, be requested forthwith
to transmit the foregoing resolve to the senators, and also to the representatives, of this state in congress;
and that the governor and council be and they are hereby requested to communicate the same to the supreme executives
of the several states, with a request, that they may be submitted to the consideration of their respective
legislatures.

    Resolved, That the treasurer of the western shore pay to the examiner-general of the western shore such
sum, in addition to his fees for the present year, as shall, in the whole, amount to the sum of £. 300, and the
examiner-general shall lay before the next session of assembly the amount of fees by him received in this year,
on oath.

    Resolved, That the committee of claims be directed to allow Robert Long, on the journal of accounts,
the sum of sixty dollars, as a compensation for the support and maintenance of negro Daniel for the year eighteen
hundred.
    Resolved, That the sheriff of Baltimore county be and he is hereby directed to contract with the trustees of
the poor-house of said county for the cloathing, maintenance and support, of negro Daniel, during his natural 
life, the said negro being the property of this state, and now under the care of Robert Long, of said county.
    Resolved, That the sheriff, after making the contract as aforesaid, make a return thereof to the treasurer of
the western shore, who is hereby directed to pay, in half yearly payments, the amount so contracted for, not
exceeding sixty dollars per annum, to the said trustees, or their order; these resolutions to be of no effect, unless
the said Robert Long shall notify to the said sheriff that he will no longer support and maintain the said negro at
the price heretofore allowed to said Long for that purpose.

    Whereas it is represented to this general assembly, that a direct and convenient communication, by a road or
roads leading from the town of Cumberland, in Allegany county, to the western counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia,
and the North Western Territory, would be of great public utility; therefore, Resolved, That Henry
Kemp, of Frederick county, David Lynn, Joseph Cresap and Benjamin Beckworth, of Allegany county, and
Robert Long, of the city of Baltimore, or any three of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners
to review, and report to the next general assembly, the nearest and most convenient routs from the said town
of Cumberland to the said counties of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and to the North Western Territory, westward
of the Laurel Hill, accompanying the same with a plot or plots, with references by figures, and other explanations,
the nature of the ground, and courses and distances, also an estimate of the expence that may
be necessary to open, clear and complete the same; and in the execution of this resolution the said commissioners
are hereby required to be governed by a view to the promoting and advancing the interest of the state
of Maryland, and they are hereby also required and directed to report the place where, in their opinion, the
portage between the waters of the Patowmack and Monongahela ought to be fixed, and the distance, and the
probable expence in completing the same.
    Resolved, That the expence of the same be paid by those who may voluntarily subscribe therefor.

 

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