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Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
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                                LAWS of MARYLAND.

knows or believes that the distances mentioned in the certificate were actually
run, and that no more land is contained by the lines and boundaries than returned
by the surveyor," be and are hereby repealed.

Passed December
                                            CHAP. IV.
A Supplement to the act for laying out roads from Snell's bridge
    and Green's bridge, on Patuxent, to the bridge over Patapsco
    falls, near Ellicott's lower mills.
Preamble.     WHEREAS the mode prescribed by the said act to ascertain and value
the damages to be sustained by persons through whose lands the said
roads might pass, by occasion thereof, has been found to be inconvenient,
and not to answer the valuable purposes intended by said act;
to ascertain
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the commissioners
appointed by the said act, shall ascertain and value what damages may be
sustained by persons through whose lands the said roads may pass, by occasion
thereof; and in case any proprietor or proprietors, or their guardian or trustee,
shall conceive themselves aggrieved by the valuation of the commissioners of the
damages to be sustained by opening the said road through their land, that it shall
and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or any two of them, on application
for that purpose by any person interested, to issue their warrant, under hand
and seal, directed to the sheriff of Anne-Arundel county, commanding him to
summon twenty-four persons, qualified by law to be of the petit jury of the said
county, to appear on a day, by them to be appointed, on the land through
which the said road may be proposed to be carried, and of the persons so summoned
the said commissioners and the party interested shall alternately strike out
one, until the number twelve shall remain, and the said twelve persons so remaining
shall be the jury, and shall taken an oath or affirmation, truly and impartially
to estimate the damages of the party according to the direction of this act, and
the best of their judgment; and the said jurors, or any number not less than nine
of them, shall, on their oath aforesaid, estimate and value the said damages, and
that, in estimating the said damages, the said persons shall take into consideration
the advantages and disadvantages to be derived to the party interested from having
the said road carried through his lands as may be proposed, which valuation, so
made and returned, shall be conclusive, and the party or parties in whose favour
the said valuation shall be made, shall be entitled to receive the same from the
said commissioners, and which shall be paid by the said commissioners within six
months after the said valuation, any valuation before made under the said act

Passed December
                                            CHAP. V.
An ACT to compel the attendance of the members of the general
Penalty on
members not
    BE it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That if any member
of the senate or house of delegates, or any person who may hereafter
be elected a member of the senate or house of delegates, shall neglect to
appear in the house of which he now is, or hereafter shall be elected a member,
or shall neglect to send a written resignation, on the day appointed for the meeting
of the general assembly, or after appearance shall absent himself without
leave, such person shall forfeit and pay twenty shillings current money for every
day during the session he shall neglect to appear, or send such resignation as aforesaid,
unless prevented by sickness, or such cause as may be deemed a sufficient
excuse by a joint committee of both houses, to be appointed as herein after directed.
to be appointed,

    II.  And be it enacted, That the said joint committee shall consist of three
members of the senate and three members of the house of delegates, to be appointed
by ballot for the purpose aforesaid, by the house of which they are respectively
members, on the second Wednesday of every session.

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