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Session Laws, 1804
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ROBERT BOWIE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR. NOVEMBER.

1804.

meeting-houses during Divine service, whereby those places intended for solemn worship are con-
certed into places of traffic, debauchery and immorality, to the very great disturbance of the socie-
ty; therefore,

CHAP.
LIII.

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That whosoever, from and after the passage
of this act, shall erect a booth for the purpose of selling, or shall sell or dispose of, any spirituous li-
quor, within one mile of any methodist meeting-house in Talbot county, during the quarterly meet-
ing of said methodist society, shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten pounds current money of this
state, one half thereof to be applied to the use of the county, the other half to him or them who
shall sue for the same, to be recovered in like manner as other fines and forfeitures.

No person to
erect a booth,

&c.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That nothing in this act shall be construed to hinder any ordinary-
keeper, or licensed retailer, from selling liquors and other things in their respective dwelling-houses
or stores,

C H A P. LIV.

Not to hinder
ordinary -keep-
ers, &c.

A Supplement to an act, entitled, An act for tie regulation of
Denton in Caroline county, and for other purposes therein men-
tioned.

Passed Janua-
ry 12, 1805,

WHEREAS it is. represented to this general assembly, by the petition of the inhabitants of
Denton, in Caroline county, that they experience great inconvenience for the want of suffi-
cient streets, lanes and alleys, in said village; therefore,

Preamble,

II. BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of Maryland^ That it shall and may be lawful for the
commissioners of Denton, or a majority of them, or their successors, to survey and lay off ten acres
of land, adjoining said village, in addition to forty acres directed to be laid off by the original act to
which this is a supplement, and in the same manner as is directed to be laid off in said original act.

Commissioners
to survey, &c.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, That it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a ma-
jority of them, or their successors, to survey and lay off one quarter of an acre of land from the
public square in Denton, for the purpose of building a school-house thereon; that is to say, the said
one quarter of an acre of land shall be laid, off from the north-west corner of said public square, and
when they have so done, and marked and bounded the same as they are directed to mark and bound
the lot by the said original act to which this is a supplement, and shall return a plot of said lot so
surveyed and laid off, with a certificate, to the clerk of the county court, to be recorded by him as
part of the plot of said village, then the right of the said one quarter of an acre of land shall be and
is hereby fully vested in the said commissioners, or a majority of them, or their successors for the
purpose of a school in Denton.

Lay off onto
quarter of an
acre, &c.

IV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a ma-

jority of them, or their successors, to remove, or cause to be removed, from the streets, lanes and
alleys, all nuisances and obstructions whatsoever, that is, shall or may be, within the limits of said
village, any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

Remove nu-
ances, &c.

V. AND BE IT ENACTED, That for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenee of surveying
and laying off said village, that it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or a majority
of them, or their successors, to lay an equal tax on all the real property within the limits of said
village, by some person to be appointed by them, or a majority of them, or their successors, who
shall take an oath to make true valuation thereof in current money of Maryland, to the best of his
skill and judgment, and to make a true return thereof in such reasonable time as the said commis-
sioners, or a majority of them, or their successors, shall require; which said oath may be adminis-
tered by any justice of the peace for the county, or any one of the said commissioners, after they shall
have qualified as the original act directs; provided, that in no ease the tax so laid shall exceed fifty
cents in the hundred pounds; and in case any of the owners of the real property in said village shall
refuse or neglect to pay the sums so charged to them by virtue of this act, that it shall and may be
lawful for the said commissioners, or a majority of them, to cause the same to be collected as small
debts are collected out of court before a single justice of the peace; provided always, that notice in
writing be made of the amount of said debt, and left at the house or houses of the person or persons
at least three months before such demand be made.
F

And lay a tax

&c



 
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