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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1796
Volume 105, Page 178   View pdf image (33K)
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At a SESSION of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    of MARYLAND, begun and held at the City of
    Annapolis on Monday the seventh of November,
    and ended the thirty-first Day of December,
    in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
    and ninety-six, the following LAWS were
    enacted:
JOHN HOSKINS STONE, Esquire, Governor.
CHAP. I.
An ACT to settle and ascertain the salary of members of the
                    council for the ensuing year.
Passed December
30.
 
BE it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That each member
of the council shall be entitled to receive, for the ensuing year, the sum
of two hundred pounds current money for his salary.
Salary ascertained.
CHAP. II.
An ACT to incorporate the charitable marine society of Baltimore. Passed December
30.
WHEREAS Thomas Elliott, David Porter, Thomas Cole, Levin
Hall, Daniel Howland, John Snider, Joseph White, Tobias
Stansbury, Peter Sharp, and others, have formed themselves into a
society, with the charitable view of affording relief to the distressed widows and
orphans of members of the said society, and for other laudable purposes they
have prayed an act of incorporation; and the legislature being desirous of promoting
such benevolent and humane undertakings, have granted the same;
therefore,

    II.  BE it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That Thomas Elliott,
David Porter, Thomas Cole, Levin Hall, Daniel Howland, John Snider,
Joseph White, Tobias Stansbury, Peter Sharp, and others that now are or
may hereafter become subscribers and contributors to the said corporation herein
enacted, and may be admitted into the said corporation agreeable to the rules and
by-laws of the same, and their successors, are hereby declared to be one community,
corporation and body politic, for ever, by the name of the Charitable
Marine Society of Baltimore, and by the same name they and their successors
shall and may have perpetual succession, and shall and may at all times hereafter
be persons able and capable in law to purchase, take, have and enjoy, to them
and their successors, in fee, or less estate or estates, any lands, tenements, rents,
annuities, chattels, bank stock, registered debt, or other public securities within
this state, by the gift, bargains, sale or devise, of any person or persons, bodies
politic or corporate, capable to make the same, and the same at their pleasure to
alien, sell, transfer or lease, in such manner as they may judge most conducive
to the benevolent and charitable uses of said society; provided nevertheless, that
the said corporation or body politic shall not, at any one time, hold or possess
property, real, personal or mixed, exceeding in total value the sum of twenty
thousand pounds current money.

    III.  And be it enacted, That  the members of said corporation, and their
successors, may meet together on the twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of
our Lord seventeen hundred and ninety-seven, at Baltimore-town, and on the 
same day annually for ever thereafter, or as soon after as may be, and then
and there elect the officers of said society, and form such rules and regulations as
may be necessary for assuring and carrying into effect the benevolent purposes of

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Preamble.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Persons incorporated,
&c.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Corporation 
to meet, &c.
 

 



 
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