LAWS OF MARYLAND.
she or they, may be entitled to notwithstanding, and that each person
be entitled to one vote for every share so held under the said
number of twenty-five.
|| 4. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the stockholders
in said company
shall be and they are hereby created and erected into a body politic
and corporate, by the name and style of The Westminster, Taney-town
and Emmittsburg Turnpike Company, and by the same name
shall have perpetual succession, and all the privileges and franchises
incident to a corporation, and shall be capable of suing and
being sued, answering and being answered, and of enlarging their
stock by new subscriptions, if the same shall be found necessary.
|Width and direction
| 5. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said company
shall open said
road from the turnpike near Westminster to Taney-town, thence
with the main street through Emmittsburg to Troup's tavern, as
nearly straight as the nature of the country will admit, having regard
to hills and other obstructions, sixty feet wide, and shall
cause eighteen feet in width to be bedded with stone, gravel, or
other materials, and erect and keep up bridges over the streams
crossing the same; and whenever five miles of the said road shall
be perfected, said company shall be entitled to receive tolls.
|Road to be commenced
| 6. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the commissioners
this act at Taney-town, and the commissioners appointed at Emmittsburg,
or a majority of them, may at their election commence
the making of the said turnpike road at Union-town, in Frederick
county, instead of commencing the same at the turnpike near
Westminster, provided they may think it more beneficial to the interest
of the said company.
* Ch. 51.
| 7. AND BE IT ENACTED, That the said company
shall be and
are hereby clothed with all the privileges, rights, immunities and
advantages, which are held and possessed by the turnpike companies,
incorporated by an act passed at November session eighteen
hundred and four*, entitled, An act to incorporate companies
to make several turnpike roads through Baltimore county, and for
other purposes, to be governed by the same regulations as are
therein, and entitled to the same tolls, and every clause and provision
of said act, relative to the road therein proposed to be made,
shall be in force as relates to the road herein contemplated, so far
as the same are applicable and not inconsistent with this act.
Passed Jan. 31, 1814.
An Act for turnpiking the Road from Baltimore to Belle-Air, and
thence to the site fixed upon for a Bridge over the
near Rock Run. Lib. TH. No. 4, fol. 220.
|Company may determine
of road, with
the same rights,
| 1. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly
of Maryland, That
if the president, managers and company, of the Baltimore and
Strasburg turnpike road (a), shall determine to take the same
through the town of Belle-Air, in Harford county, which they are
hereby authorised to do, and that in case they are hereby empowered
to extend a branch of said road from Belle-Air to the site
fixed upon for a bridge over the river Susquehanna near Rock Run,
with the like powers, immunities and privileges, and subject to
like limitation and duties, as are provided and imposed by the law
creating said company; and if the said company should decline so
(a) See ch. 126.