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Session Laws, 1816
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CHARLES RIDGELY, (OF HAMPT.) esq. governor.

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sioners shall judge most conducive to the public convenience,
not exceeding the width of South-street; and the said street,
when so opened and extended, shall be deemed and taken, and is
hereby declared to be, a public street and highway for ever there-
alter; and the said commissioners are hereby required to return
a plot of the said street, when opened and extended, to the office
of the register of the city of Baltimore, there to be filed.
2. And be it enacted, That the aforesaid commissioners shall,
after having given at least ten days notice, in one of the news-
papers at the city of Baltimore, proceed to assess and value, (on
oath) what damages may be sustained by any person or persons
whomsoever, by opening and extending the said street, and shall
also declare what sum of money each individual or company be-
nefitted thereby shall respectively contribute and pay towards
compensating those who are injured by the opening and extend-
ing of the said street; and the names of the person or persons,
or company, and the sum of money which they shall respectively
be obliged to pay, shall be returned under the hands and seals
of the. said commissioners, or a majority of them, to the office of
the register of the city of Baltimore, to be filed and kept in his
office; and the person or persons, or company, benefitted by the
opening of said street, shall respectively pay the sum or sums of
money so charged or assessed to him or them, with legal interest
thereon from the time limited for the payment thereof.
3. And be it enacted, That the sums of money assessed and
charged to each individual or company benefitted as aforesaid,
shall be a lien upon the property so benefitted thereby to the full
amount thereof.
4. And be it enacted, That the said street shall not be extended
or opened through the property of any individual injured thereby,
until the damage by them sustained, and assessed as aforesaid,
shall be paid, or secured to be paid, to their satisfaction.
5. And be it enacted, That in case the obstructions in the said
street are not removed within thirty days after the payment, or
tender of payment, of the damages as aforesaid, the said com-
missioners, or a majority of them, are hereby authorised and di-
rected to remove the same without delay.
6. And be it enacted, That the said commissioners shall have
full power and authority to assess and levy, upon the persons or
company benefitted by opening and extending the said street,
such sum of money as may be necessary to defray the expenses
incurred in the execution of this act.

Dec. Ses. 1816

Damages to be
assessed, &c.

Money asses-
sed to be a lien
on property.

Street not to
be opened until
damage is
paid.

Removal of
obstructions.

Commission-
ers to assess
money on per-
sons benefitted.

CHAPTER 250.

An act to provide for Schools, and for the promotion of
Education, in Caroline County.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That William Potter, Richard Hughlett and Elisha Dawson, of
Caroline county, be and they are hereby appointed commission-
ers, and they, or a majority of them, shall have full power and
authority to lay out and divide said county into school sections,
of not greater dimensions than equal to a space of six miles
square, regulating the size and boundary lines of said sections by

Passed Feb 4.

County to be
divided into
school sections.



 
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