LAWS OF MARYLAND.— 1827.
said section, shall, on conviction before any justice of the peace
in the county wherein such offence shall or may be committed,
shall pay a fine of not more than ten dollars, nor less than one
dollar, such fines to be paid over to the collector, for the use
of the levy court of the county in which such offence shall or
may be committed.
SEC. 2. And be it enacted, That so much of the fifth section
of the act to which this is a supplement, as requires two justices
of the peace to act, be, and the same is hereby repealed ; and
that from and after the passage of this act, one justice of the
peace shall be competent to act in all such cases as required
two justices of the peace under the original act.
SEC. 3. And be it enacted, That if any negro or mulatto
shall at any time be found lurking about in the neighbourhood
within one mile of any camp meeting, selling, bartering, or
otherwise disposing of spirituous liquors, wine, porter, beer,
cider, or other fermented, mixed or strong drink, he or she
shall, on conviction before a justice of the peace, be sentenced
by the said justice forthwith, to receive on his or her bare
back, such number of stripes as he shall order, not less than
ten, nor more than thirty-nine.
SEC. 4. And be it enacted, That no stripes shall be inflicted
on any person, within one mile of any camp meeting.
A further additional SUPPLEMENT to the ACT concerning Crimes and
SEC. 1, 2, 3, 6. Relate to additional improvements, directed to be made
about the penitentiary buildings.
SEC. 4, 5. Are repealed by 1837, ch. 320.
AN ACT to authorize the several Courts in this State, to appoint Surveyors
in certain cases.
SEC. 1. Be it enacted, by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That in any case or cases pending in any of the courts of this
state, where it is necessary to lay out and locate any land or
lands, and where upon the application of either party to such
suit or suits, the courts shall be of opinion, that the county
surveyor is in any manner interested or prejudiced against
either of the parties, or if either of the parties shall make oath
that he believes the county surveyor is interested or prejudiced,
it shall and may be lawful for the court in which such suit or
suits are pending, to appoint some competent person to lay out,
locate or survey said land or lands, for which service the per-
son so appointed shall receive such fees as are allowed by law
to the county surveyor for like services.