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ROBERT BOWIE, ESQUIRE, GOVERNOR. NOVEMBER.

1805.

mises shall have the same construction, force and effect, as other like grants and demises made be-
tween private persons have and receive.

XXX. AND BE IT ENACTED, That if, by the termination of the said road, it should so happen
that a fractional part may remain over and above the even ten miles, measuring from the line of the
district of Columbia aforesaid, that it. shall and maybe lawful for the said company, on the same
being completed agreeably to this act, to make application to the governor and council, who shall;
thereupon have the same examined and licensed as aforesaid to receive tolls in the same proportions,
on the aforesaid fractional part of the said road, as is herein. before allowed to. be received on other
parts of the road.

XXXI. AND BE IT ENACTED, That it shall and may be lawful for any corporation or body poli-
tic in the United States to become subscribers for stock in said company, in the same manner as in-
dividuals may become subscribers and stockholders therein, and transfers of stock in said company
may be made by corporations or bodies politic of their stock in said company, in such manner as the
said company shall and may from time to time, by their laws, direct and appoint.

C H A P. LXXX.

C HAP.
LXXIX.

An ACT to prevent free negroes from selling any corn, wheat or
tobacco, without having a licence for that purpose from a justice
of the peace.

WHEREAS great inconvenience is felt in this state in consequence of free negroes receiving
stolen corn, wheat and tobacco, from, slaves, and selling the same as the production of their
own labour; therefore,

II. BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly, of Maryland, That from and after the first of May
next, no free negro shall sell any corn, wheat or tobacco, unless, at the time of his or her so selling
the said article or articles,, he or she shall be possessed of a certificate, under the hand and seal of

a justice of the peace of said county, that he or she is a peaceable and orderly person, and of good
character, which certificate shall be of force for one year and no longer.

III. AND BE IT ENACTED, "That if any free negro shall act contrary to the provisions of this act,
the person so offending shall incur the penalty of five dollars for every such offence, one half to the
informer, the other half to be applied to the use of the county, and to be recovered as other fines
and forfeitures, before a justice of the peace in the county where such offence shall be committed.

IV. AND BE IT ENACTED, That any person who shall purchase or receive from any free negro
any corn, wheat or tobacco, contrary to the provisions of this act, shall forfeit and pay, for every
offence, the sum of ten dollars, one half to the informer, the other half to be applied to the use of
the county in which such offence was committed, and to be recovered and applied in the same man-
ner as other fine's and forfeitures are by this law directed to be recovered and applied.

V. AND BE IT ENACTED, That it shall be the duty of every justice of the peace, sheriff and
constable, to give information of every violation of this act that shall come to his knowledge.

Passed 25th of
January, 1806.

C H A P. LXXXI.

A. Supplement to the act, entitled, An act for the relief of sundry
insolvent debtors, passed at November session, eighteen hundred
and three.

WHEREAS Winston Smith, of Harford county, applied to the chancellor for relief under the
provisions of the act, entitled, An act for the relief of sundry insolvent debtors, passed at
November session, eighteen hundred and three, but was prevented from obtaining relief by the dis-
sent in writing of a creditor filed before the chancellor; that the claim of this creditor is founded
upon a decree of the chancellor against the representatives and devisees of a certain Jacob Giles,
deceased; that the tract of land devised by the said Giles to the petitioner, was sold several years
since, and prior to the said decree, for the notes of Morris and Nicholson, which, like other notes
of this description, became immediately of no value; that the dissenting creditor has no other. claim
whatsoever against the petitioner, and that, exclusive of this claim, there are other debts existing
against him, which he is wholly unable to pay, and that he, with his wife and children, are depen-

Passed 25th of
January, 1806.



 
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