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Session Laws, 1809
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At a SESSION of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY of MARYLAND,
begun and held at the CITY of ANNAPOLIS, on Monday, the 6th
of November, in the Year of our Lord 1809, and ended on the
8th of January, 1810, the following Laws were enacted.

EDWARD LLOYD, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR,

CHAP. I.

 

An ACT to settle and ascertain the Salary of the Members of the
Council for the ensuing Year.

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.
CHAP. II.

Passed 6th of
Jan. 1810.

An ACT for the relief of John Cooper, of Anne-Arundel County.

WHEREAS John Cooper, of Anne-Arundel county, emigrated to, and settled in, this state,
and since his emigration as aforesaid has acquired real property therein, and his title to such
property may be called in question, to his great injury, from his not having become naturalized agree-
able to the laws of the United States before the purchase of such real property; therefore,

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the title of the real property law-
fully ana Fairly acquired by the aforesaid John Cooper, whether such title be derived by gift, grant,
purchase or devise, be and the same is hereby as amply and as fully vested in the said John Cooper,
his heirs and assigns, for ever, as if the said John Cooper had become naturalized agreeable to the
laws of the United States before the acquiring such real prop. erty; provided always, that nothing
in this act contained shall in any manner defeat or affect any right, title or claim, to the said proper-
ty, or any part thereof, acquired or prosecuted by any person or persons whatever before the
passage of this act; and provided also, that the said John Cooper shall, on or before the fourteenth
day of November, eighteen hundred and ten, proceed according to law to make himself a citizen of
the United States, otherwise this act shall have no effect to confirm his title to the property above
mentioned.

CHAP. III.

Passed 6th of
Jan, 1810.

An ACT for the support of William Wheler, of Montgomery County.

WHEREAS William Wheler, of Montgomery county, by his petition to this general assembly,
has set forth, that he is far advanced in age, and being much afflicted with a dropsical habit,
and other bodily infirmities incident to old age, has rendered him nimble to provide for himself any
longer, and having an aged wife which is not able to afford him any assistance, which renders a
situation in the poor-house very unfavourable to your petitioner, your petitioner therefore humbly
prays that your honourable body will take his case into consideration, and grant him such relief out
of the poor-house; and the facts stated in his petition appearing true, therefore,

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the justices of the levy court of
Montgomery county shall, and they are hereby empowered, at their levy court annually, so long as
they shall see cause, to assess and levy on the assessable property of said county, a sum of money,
not exceeding thirty dollars, for the support and maintenance of the said William Wheler, and that
the same be collected annually by the colle6tor of Montgomery county, and by him paid to the said
William Wheler, or his order.

CHAP. IV.

Passed 6th of
Jan. 1810.

An ACT to alter and change the Names of Samnel, William and
Jacob Cole, to Samuel, William and Jacob Caple.

WHEREAS Samuel Caple has represented to this general assembly, that previous to his marri-
age with Mary Cole, his wife, they had three sons, Samuel, William and Jacob Cole, that

Passed 6th of
Jan. 1810.



 
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