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Laws of Maryland 1785-1791
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At a SESSION of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY 
    of MARYLAND, begun and held at the city of
    ANNAPOLIS, on Monday the twelfth of May, in
    the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred
    and eighty-eight, and ended the twenty-seventh of
    the same month, the following LAWS were
    enacted:

            WILLIAM SMALLWOOD, Esq; Governor.

                                            CHAP. I.
An ACT for the relief of Elizabeth, Wathen, of Saint Mary's
                                              county.

Passed May
25.
    WHEREAS Elizabeth Wathen, by her petition to this general assembly,
hath set forth, that she has the misfortune of having a son who
is insane and unfit to labour:  And whereas it appears to this general
assembly, that if her said son should be sent to the poor-house of Saint Mary's
county, he will be deprived of that comfort, care and assistance, which can only
be expected from parents and relations:
Preamble.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices of
Saint Mary's county court may, and they are hereby empowered and directed,
yearly and every year, to levy in the public levy of said county, to the said Elizabeth
Wathen, or such other person as they may appoint, for the use of the son
of the said Elizabeth Wathen, a sum not exceeding twelve pounds current money
per annum,  to be applied to his support and maintenance for and during such time
as he may live, or his mother may remain unable to support him; which ability
is to be determined by the said court.
Justices to
levy money,
&c.
                                            CHAP. II.
An ACT for the benefit of Henrietta Adams, of Charles county.

Passed May
25.
    WHEREAS Henrietta Adams, widow of Francis Adams, late of
Charles county, deceased, hath, by her petition to this general assembly,
set forth, that the petitioner's late husband acted for many years
as an inspector at Nanjemoy warehouse, in said county; that the said warehouse
or houses were commonly in bad repair; that some time before his death he applied
to the justices of said county, and informed them of the bad state and condition of
the said warehouses; that repairs were not then made, and he continued, for the
convenience of the planters in that neighbourhood, to receive tobacco to the time
of his death, which happened on the last of September, in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and eighty-five; that since the death of the petitioner's late
husband, suits have been commenced and judgments obtained against his securities,
for which his estate is liable for six hogsheads of tobacco, and a seventh hogshead
is claimed by a person who has not yet commenced suit; all which tends greatly to
injure the petitioner and her children, unless they can be relieved; and prayed
that an act might pass, empowering the justices of Charles county court to make
inquiry into the quantity of tobacco plundered or stolen from said warehouse
during the time her said husband acted as inspector, and to assess, among other
county charges, a sum of money sufficient to indemnify her said husband's estate;
which being thought reasonable,
Preamble.
    II.  Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices of
Charles county be and they are hereby empowered, at their next levy court, to
make strict inquiry into all the circumstances of the said petitioner's case, and if,
Justices to
make inquiry,

&c.
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