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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1796
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First trustees

Members to
meet, &c.

Trustees from
time to time
to meet, &c.

Pastor, &c.
may adjourn,

    III.  And be it enacted, That the first trustees of the said corporation shall be
and consist of the following persons, to with:  The reverend John David, the
present pastor of the church, Henry Boarman, Richard Edelen, Francis Bowling,
John Francis Gardiner and Charles Boarman, members of the congregation
worshipping in the said church; and the future trustees of the said corporation
shall be and consist of the pastor of the said church for the time being,
having been duly appointed, and five lay members of the congregation worshipping
in the said church, to be appointed and elected in the manner herein after

    IV.  And be it enacted, That all and every the members of the said congregation 
holding a pew, or part of a pew, in the said church, and paying for the
same, or otherwise contributing towards the support of the same church, or the
pastor thereof, shall meet at their usual place of worship on Monday after Whitsunday
in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-seven, and so on in
every year for ever thereafter, (of which notice shall be given in the said church
at the close of the divine worship on the morning of the preceding Sunday,) and
then and there shall choose, by ballot, the said five lay trustees, in manner aforesaid,
by a majority of those members so qualified; and the trustees so chosen 
shall continue to be trustees of the said corporation until the next election, whose
names, on such elections, shall be openly declared by the pastor, and entered in
the books of the said corporation, for that purpose to be kept.

    V.  And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said
trustees, and their successors, from time to time, as occasion shall require, to
meet together for the purpose of transacting the business of the society under
their care, of the time and place of which meetings due notice shall be given to
all the said trustees at least one day before, at which meetings the pastor shall be
president, and if four of the said trustees shall attend, they shall form a quorum
or board, and shall have power, by a majority of voices present, to make, ordain
and establish, such rules, orders and regulations, for the management of
the temporal business, and disposing of the estate of the said corporation, as
to them shall seem proper, provided that such rules, orders and regulations,
be reasonable in themselves, and not repugnant to the constitution and laws of
this state.

    VI.  And be it enacted, That the pastor, or any members of the said corporation,
shall have full power and authority to adjourn from day to day, until a
quorum shall attend; and the said corporation are authorised and empowered to
employ some fit and proper person to act as register, whose duty it shall be to
keep a regular account of their proceedings, which shall be subject to the inspection
of any of the members belonging to the said church.

Passed December
An ACT for the destruction of crows in the several counties
                                therein mentioned.
Persons to be
allowed, &c.


BE it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That if any person
residing in Baltimore, Somerset, Worcester, Washington, Talbot or Caroline
counties, shall bring to any justice of the peace of the county in
which such person shall reside, the head or heads of any crow or crows, such
person shall, for every such head, be allowed in the county levy of the said
county the sum of six cents; and the justice of the peace before whom such
head or heads shall be brought, is hereby required to give the person bringing
the same a certificate thereof, and cause the said head or heads to be burnt, or
otherwise destroyed.

    II.  Provided nevertheless, and be it enacted, That no person whatsoever
shall be entitled to any allowance for any such head or heads, without first
making oath, or affirmation, as the case may be, that such crow or crows was
or were killed in the county where such certificate is applied for, and that no

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