ROBERT BOWIE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.
managers of the said corporation for the time being, and shall be
able and capable in law to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded,
answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all or any court
of justice whatsoever; and also to make, have and use a common
seal, and the same to break, alter or renew at pleasure.
| 5. AND BE IT ENACTED, That this charter and
act of incorporation,
and every part thereof, shall be good and available in all
things in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof,
and shall be construed, reputed and adjudged in all cases most favourably
on behalf of the said institution, so as most effectually to
answer the valuable ends intended to be answered thereby.
|Charter shall be
available in law.
| 6. AND BE IT ENACTED, That this act shall
be and continue in
force until the first day of November eighteen hundred and twenty-seven,
and until the end of the next session of the general assembly
that may happen thereafter.
An Act to authorise a Lottery or Lotteries in the City of Baltimore.
Lib. TH. No. 3, fol. 103.
See 1818, ch. 77.
Passed Dec. 27.
| 1. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That
the Right Reverend John Carroll, Reverend Enoch Fenwick, David
Williamson, William Jenkins, Luke Tiernan, Basil S. Elder,
Philip Laurenson, Charles Carroll, junior, John Welsh, Abraham
White, junior, John Carrier, Doctor P. Chatard, Reverend Mr.
Moranville, Matthew Bennett, Michael Riddlemoser, John Hunter,
or a majority of them, be and they are hereby authorised to propose
a scheme or schemes of a lottery or lotteries for raising the
sum of fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose of finishing and completing
the Roman Catholic Cathedral, in the city of Baltimore,
and to sell and dispose of the tickets therein.
By 1818, ch. 77, the lottery hereby
authorised may be proposed and drawn,
exempted from the delay as to the time or order of drawing imposed by 1817,
|Scheme may be
| 2. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said Right
Carroll, Reverend Enoch Fenwick, David Williamson, William
Jenkins, Luke Tiernan, Basil S. Elder, Philip Laurenson, Charles
Carroll, junior, John Welsh, Abraham White, junior, John Carrier,
Doctor P. Chatard, Reverend Mr. Moranville, Matthew Bennett,
Michael Riddlemoser, John Hunter, before they proceed
to the sale of any ticket or tickets in said lottery or lotteries, shall
give bond to the state of Maryland, in the penalty of one hundred
thousand dollars, conditioned that they will well and truly apply
the monies arising therefrom, within six months after the drawing
thereof, to the payment of the prizes drawn therein, to the adventurers
to whom they shall be due, and after deducting the necessary
expenses of said lottery or lotteries, shall, within six months after
the drawing thereof, apply the balance of the money arising from
said lottery or lotteries to the finishing and completing the Roman
Catholic Cathedral, in the city of Baltimore.
| 3. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the bond entered
into under this
act, shall be lodged with the clerk of Baltimore county court, and
upon the same, or any office copy thereof, suit or suits may be
brought for any breach or noncompliance with the condition thereof.
|Bond to be lodged
with clerk of county.