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Session Laws, 1823
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Dec. Ses. 1823

poses as he would do, if at the time of such purchase he had been a
naturalised citizen; Provided always, that nothing in this act con-
tained, shall in any manner defeat or affect any right, title or claim
to any such property, or any part thereof, acquired or prosecuted
by any person or persons whatsoever before the passage of this act.
and provided also, that the said Joseph Smith shall within twelve
months after his being able to become a citizen, naturalise himself
agreeably to the laws of United States; hut if the said Joseph
Smith should die before the period herein allowed for his being na-
turalised, the real property which he may have purchased, shall ne-
vertheless pass to his legal representatives in the same manner as it
he had been naturalised.

Passed Jan.
6, 1824.

An act authorising the commissioners to lay out a road in Montgomery and
Anne Arundel counties.
Whereas, it is represented to this general assembly, by the pe-
tition of sundry respectable inhabitants in Montgomery county, that
a law Was passed in eighteen hundred and nine, and a supplement
thereto in eighteen hundred and ten, authorising a company for the
purpose of making a turnpike road from the District of Columbia
-to intersect at Ellicott's mills, the turnpike road leading from Balti-
more to Frederick Town, and for the want of sufficient funds, the
company have never had it in their power to commence the opening
of the said road.

to survey, &c.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
John W. Lansdale, Samuel Perry, Josiah Jones, Barton Soper and
Thomas Waters, in Montgomery county, and Nicholas Worthing-
ton, (of Thomas,) George Howard, (of Brice,) George Cook, Nehe-
miah Moxley and Thomas Worthington (of John,) in Anne Arun-
del county, be, and they ore hereby appointed commissioners, and
they, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised and empowered
to survey and lay out, at the expense of the petitioners, or any per-
son or persons who may think proper to contribute thereto, a road
thirty feet in width, in the best an;l straightest direction the
nature of the ground will admit of, beginning at Barns' tavern, on
the road leading from Brookville, in Montgomery county, to Bladens-
burg, and running thence over the paint branch, immediately at Lans-
dale's mill, and thence in a direct line to John Grant's tavern, and
from thence immediately across the Patuxent river, about two hun-
dred yards above Crow's mill to the cross roads, known by the name
of John Warfield's, and from thence by Oakland Mills, the property
of Charles Sterrett Ridgely, to intersect the main road leading from
Ellicott's mills to Poter's tavern at the corner of Richard Ridgely's
plantation; and the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall
make out a plot of said road, and return the same to the clerks of
their respective county courts, to be recorded amongst the records
of said counties; and the said road, when opened and recorded as
aforesaid, and the valuation herein after directed to be made, shall
have taken place, and the damages paid or secured to be paid to the
person or persons entitled to receive the same, shall forever thereafter
be deemed a public highway, and kept in repair as other public roads
in said counties.


2. And be it enacted, That the commissioners, or a majority of
them, shall ascertain and value (if required) what damages may be
sustained by any persons over whose lands the said road may pass

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