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204

LAWS OF MARYLAND.

Dec. Ses. 1816

Proviso.


In case voters
neglect to as-
semble, trus-
tees in office to
continue.

Vacancies.

children who may reside in said section and being under the direc-
tions of any white resident of said section, whose age does not
exceed fifteen years, shall be taught gratis, which said terms
shall he expressed in said public notice; Provided always, that
no child or children shall be taught beyond the double rule of
three gratis, without the consent of the trustees of said school;
all notices given by virtue of this act shall be signed by the pre-
sident of the board of trustees for the time being.
14. And be it enacted, That in case the voters shall neglect to
assemble according to the provisions of this act, and elect new
trustees, the trustees in office shall continue to act until the vo-
ters shall have made such new election, which shall be lawful for
them to do as soon thereafter as conveniently may be.
15. And be it enacted, That in case of the death, resignation,
or refusal to act, of either of the said commissioners, then and
in that case the levy court of the said county are hereby empow-
ered and directed to appoint a person or persons, residing in said
county, to supply the vacancy.

Passed Feb. 5.

Company in-
corporated.

Proviso.
Capital stock.

CHAPTER 251.

An act to Incorporate the Gas Light Company of Balti-
more.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Rembrandt Peale, William Lorman, James Mosher, Ro-
bert Cary Long, and William Gwynn, and all such persons as
shall associate with them by becoming stockholders in the man-
ner hereinafter provided, their successors and assigns, shall be
and they are hereby made and constituted a body politic and cor-
porate, by the name, style and title, of The Gas Light Company
of Baltimore, and by that same name, style and title, shall have
continual succession, and shall he able and capable in law to sue
and be sued, to plead and be impleaded, to answer and be an-
swered, in any court of law or equity, and to make, have and
use, a common seal, and the same at pleasure to alter or renew ;
and generally to do and perform all such acts, and make all such
contracts and agreements, and purchase, lease, hold, use and
possess, such lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods and chat-
tels, as may be necessary for carrying on the manufacture of, or
for procuring or collecting Gas or inflammable air, and preserv-
ing, using, and distributing the same, as a mean of giving light,
or for any other useful purpose, or for lighting with Gas the
streets, squares, lanes and alleys, and the houses, and other build-
ings and places in the city and precincts of Baltimore, or else-
where, within this state; or for carrying on any manufacture
necessary for converting to useful purposes the products of any
substances which may be employed in making or procuring Gas,
and for disposing of the same; Provided always, that the said
company shall not, at any one time, hold or possess real and per-
sonal estate together above the value of one million of dollars,
without the consent, of the legislature being first obtained.
2. And be it enacted, That the capital stock of the said company
shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and
until the sum of one hundred thousand dollars shall be expend-



 
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