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Session Laws, 1799
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   BENJAMIN OGLE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR.                      NOVEMBER.               1799.

ceive any such bonds, specialties, bills of exchange, notes, draughts or checks drawn for the pay-
ment of money on any bank, or other securities or evidences for the payment of money, or delivery
of goods, or other valuable articles, knowing the same to be stolen or taken by robbery, every such
offence shall be deemed felony, and the party or parties, being thereof convicted in any court of law
within this state, shall be adjudged a felon or felon or felons, or suffer such punishment as shall be adjudged
by said court, so as the same do not extend to death, or more than seven years servitude.

                            CHAP. LXXVI.
A Supplement to the act, * entitled, An act to regulate elections.
   Lib. JG. No. 3. fol. 327.

WHEREAS in the division of the state into districts for the purpose of choosing electors of the
president and vice-president, or of representatives in the congress of the United States, and
in the division of the different counties into the election districts under the act, entitled, An act to
regulate elections, it may so happen that part of an election district may lie in one division of the 
state, and part in another:  And whereas no provision is made by law for holding such elections;

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That in the cases above mentioned it
shall be the duty of the judge or judges of the election district to keep two separate and distinct books
of polls, for the purpose of entering and taking the votes in said district, designating upon the said
books the division for which the votes may be respectively given, and in such case the judge or
judges, at his or their meeting aforesaid, shall make return as in the said law directed, and specify
the truth of the facts of such election, and the votes given in such cases shall be applied to the re-
spective divisions in which such voters may reside.

                                 CHAP. LXXVII.
An ACT to change the name of Clement Holliday Waring to the name of Clement Holliday.  Lib.
   JG. No. 3. fol. 328. A Private Act.

                                  CHAP. LXXVIII.
An ACT to lay out, alter and confirm, certain roads in Allegany
   county.  Lib. JG. No. 3. fol. 328.

BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That Thomas Beall, of Samuel, Benjamin
Tomlinson and David Hoffman, senior, or any two of them, be and they are hereby appointed
commissioners to lay out a road from John Kembuly's to intersect the road leading from Cumberland
to Evan Guynn's, and they, or any two of them, be and they are hereby appointed commissioners to
lay off a road from the town of Cumberland, in Allegany county, to Sidling hill creek, in the near-
est direction to Hancock-town, in Washington county.

II. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said commissioners shall survey and lay out the said roads in
the nearest direction the nature of the grounds, and the restrictions herein after mentioned, will ad-
mit of, and without delay execute, sign and seal, plain plots of the same, with explicit explanations
thereof, and make return of such plots and explanations to the county court of said county, who,
on receiving such plots and explanations, shall examine the same, and all the evidence that shall or
may be offered for or against said roads, or either of them, as returned, and upon consideration of all
circumstances may reject or confirm the same, and when confirmed, shall cause the same to be recorded
among the land records of Allegany county, in testimony of the same being established by law, and
shall direct the said commissioners to mark and bound the said roads, (or either of them, which shall
be by the said court confirmed,) and direct a supervisor or supervisors to clear and improve the same,
in the same manner, and on the same terms, as other public roads in said county are by law directed
to be cleared and improved; and upon completing the same, the said roads (or road, as the case may
be,) shall be deemed a public road or roads, and shall be kept in repair as all other public roads in
said county are by law directed to be kept.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That in case the said county court shall ratify and confirm either or
both of the said roads directed by this act to be laid out, that then the levy court shall be and are
hereby authorised and empowered to agree and contract with the person or persons over whose land
such road or roads may pass, for the amount of the damages thereby sustained, not exceeding the rate
of three pounds current money per acre, but if such agreement doth not take place, then the said
court shall issue their warrant, directed to the sheriff of the county, commanding him to summon and
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Passed 3d of
Jan. 1800.
* Chapter 50.


Judges to keep
two books, &c.

appointed, &c.

Roads to be
surveyed, &c.

Court may a-
gree for da-
mages, &c.

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