1444 ARTICLE 5.
P. L. L,, 1888, Ait. 5, sec. 4. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 4.
4. Each trustee of the poor, before entering upon the duties of his
office, shall take and subscribe the following oath: "I, A. B., do swear
that I will truly and faithfully discharge the duties and trust committed
to me as trustee of the poor of Calvert County, according to the best of
my skill and knowledge, so help me God."
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 5, sec. E.. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 5.
5. The said trustees so appointed and qualified are hereby invested
with power and authority, as a body politic, to sue and be sued, by the
name of "the trustees of the poor of Calvert County," and by that name
may take and hold any gift, donation or present which may be given, de-
vised or bequeathed by any person to them for the support and mainte-
nance of the poor in said county; and they may purchase and hold any
lands, tenements and hereditaments not exceeding the yearly value of fif-
teen hundred dollars.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 5, sec. 6. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 6.
6. They may use a common seal, and the same, if necessary, change
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 5, sec. T. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 7.
7. They shall purchase from time to time the necessary bedding and
furniture of every description for the almshouse, and horses, cows and
other stock, and the necessary farming implements for the use, occupation
and cultivation of the land thereto attached; and they shall keep an ac-
count of all money received and expended by them for such purposes, and
return a true copy thereof, with the vouchers therefor, to the County Com-
missioners at their annual meeting for making the county levy.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 5, sec. 8. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 8.
8. The County Commissioners shall assess and levy on the assessable
property of the county, at the time of laying their county levy, such sum
as they shall deem necessary, to be paid by the collectors to the order of
said trustees, or the majority of them, under their common seal, to be
applied by them to the maintenance of the poor in the almshouse of said
county, and furnishing all things necessary for the support and govern-
ment of said almshouse.
P. L. L., 1888, Art. 5, sec. 9. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 9.
9. The said trustees shall meet between the first and tenth days of
November, yearly, and at such other times as they shall judge necessary;
and at such yearly meeting they shall appoint a fit person to be overseer
of the almshouse, and such other proper officers and servants as they may
P. L. L., 1888, Art, 5, sec. 10. 1860, Art. 5, sec. 10.
10. They shall pay the said overseer a sum not exceeding one hundred
and fifty dollars per annum as a salary, and so pro rata during his con-