NOVEMBER SESSION, 1786.
WHEREAS it is represented to this general assembly,
by the petition of
Thomas Canfield, that he entered into the service of the United States
as a private soldier in the fourth Maryland regiment, then commanded
colonel Steward, in the year seventeen hundred and eighty-one, and
to serve in the Maryland line for more than two years, and until the
end of the
war; that he was employed as a labourer to the workmen on the stadt-house;
that early in the morning of the twelfth November last, he ascended
of the stadt-house to the roof thereof with a load of shingles, when
unfortunately slipped, from the fright of which, and not having it
in his power
to lay hold of any thing for his safety, he fell from the roof of the
to the ground, at least eighty feet, whereby he was so much bruised,
so many contusions, that he was carried home senseless, where he continued
weeks, not expected to live; that he is in a languishing condition,
deprived of earning any kind of support for himself, his wife and two
children, who were dependent on him for their bread from his daily
RESOLVED, That the justices of Anne-Arundel county orphans court, are
authorised and empowered to make the same allowance to Thomas Canfield
as maimed and disabled soldiers are allowed, while he continues unable
himself by labour.
WHEREAS it appears, by the petition of Thomason Alexander,
relict of Ely
Alexander, late of Cæcil county, deceased, that the said Thomason
and her numerous
family are likely to be left destitute of property in consequence of
husband becoming security to the state in the sum of one hundred and
pounds thirteen shillings and four-pence principal, for land bought
at the Head
of Elk from the commissioners for the sale of confiscated property,
by a certain
Caleb Alexander, who is now under execution for the same, and who has
property, except the land aforesaid, which will not at this time sell
the purchase money; from a consideration of the smallness of the sum,
of clemency towards the widow and orphans, RESOLVED, That the attorney-general
be, and he is hereby directed, not to issue any process against the
property left by Ely Alexander aforesaid, until the end of the next
RESOLVED, That Matthew Ridley, Esquire, be appointed
to attend as
agent, on behalf of this state, before the commissioners nominated
to hear and determine
the matter in dispute between this state and Messieurs Nicholas and
Van Staphorsts, of the city of Amsterdam; and that he shall be allowed
his reasonable expences for such attendance.
ORDERED, That Mr. Frederick Green, printer to this
state, bind, as soon
as circumstances may admit, in rough calf, lettered on the back, and
in the best manner, and on the most reasonable terms, one hundred copies
laws, subject to the disposal of the general assembly, agreeably to
the resolve of
January 22, 1785.
A LIST of the LAWS passed last SESSION.
AN ACT to repeal an act, entitled, An act for the relief
of John Briscoe. (A private
A second supplement to the act for establishing a company
for opening and extending the
navigation of the river Patowmack.
An ACT for the benefit of Elizabeth Willson of
Saint Mary's county.
(A private act.)
An ACT to empower the justices of Charles county to levy
on the inhabitants of said
county a sum of money for the relief
of Francis Speake.
An ACT to vest in Isaac Spencer, of Kent county, and
Benjamin Roberts, of Queen-Anne's
county, an estate in certain lands
therein mentioned, as tenants in common in
fee-simple, and for other purposes
(A private act.)
An ACT for the relief of John Carmichael and Train Ackworth,
of Somerset county, and
for other purposes therein mentioned.
A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act for the relief
of the poor in the counties of Dorchester
An Act for extending and continuing South-street, in
Frederick-town, in Frederick county,
to the Conococheague road.