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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...in liberality towards the said city; and have praycd that a law might be made, permitting negro slaves to be employed by the public on either side of the river Patowmack, either in the works of the Patowmack company, or of the city of Washington; and it appearing to this general assembly, that the prayer of the said petition ought to be granted in part; therefore, H. Br: tr nxacwen, by the General Assembly of lllaryland, That it shall be lawful for the said Patowmack company, and for the said commissioners, to employ any male slaves of the state of Virginia in any part of the public works committed to their respective charge, and not otherwise, on either side of the river Patowmack, and to remove them as often as may be necessary to and from either of the said states, and that the slaves, so employed, shall not acquire any right to freedom in consequence thereof; provided always, that every slave brought from Virginia to Ma: -yland by virtue of this act, shall be carried back to Virginia within twelve calender months from the final completion of the public works, either of the said city of Washington or of the said river Patowmack, respectively, in which the said slave shall be employed, andthat every slave, not carried back as aforesaid, shall be entitled to freedom at the expiration of twelve months as aforesaid. III. Ann as rr euacran, That an act passed at November session, seventeen hundred and ninety-two, entitled, An act in favour of the president and directors of the Patowmack company, and the commissioners of the federal buildings, shall be and it is hereby repealed. Vide list of acts relating to Patowmack company, 1784, ch. S5 " Chapter 75. CHAP. LXVII. An ACT for building a new gaol in the town of Easton, in Talbot county, ...
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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 454g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916034
  • 9781236916037