the property of the said Henry Dukebart, which salt slave was convicted of arson in the criminal court of Bal-
timore county, and the sentence was commuted into banishment without the United States.
Whereas the committee appointed at November session, eighteen hundred and one, to examine the situation ot
the government-house reported, that considerable repair was necessary to the same to make it habitable, and to
preserve it from further ruin, and were of opinion that it would require the sum of two thousand dollars for this
purpose, and an appropriation was then made of the sum of twelve hundred dollars : And when was farther ap-
propriation is necessary to be made at the present session to keep from farther decay the said house; therefore
RESOLVED, That the treasurer of the western shore pay to the order of the governor the sum of five hundred
dollars, to be expended under his direction in further repairing government-house.
RESOLVED, That the treasurer of the western shore be and he is hereby directed to pay annually, to Darby
McNemara, the sum of fifteen current money, in quarterly payments, in consideration of his many ser-
vices as a soldier in the revolutionary war, by which he has been rendered entirely unable to obtain a sub-
RESOLVES, That the treasurer of the western shore be and he is hereby authorised ami required to pay to
James Wilson, Esquire, sheriff of Baltimore county, the sum of one hundred and ninety-two dollars, being the
amount of his expenditures incurred in pursuing certain offenders into the state of Virginia, who had carried off
sundry Malay Indians from the city of Baltimore, with intent to sell them as slaves.
Whereas by the as of congress, passed on the third of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five,
four thousand five hundred copies of the laws of the United States were directed to. be published and distributed
among the respective states, in such manner as the several legislatures or executives thereof should deem most
conducive to the general information of the people, and there being three hundred and eighty of the said copies
assigned for the use of this state; therefore RESOLVED, That the governor and council send five copies of the
said laws to the several county cterks, to be delivered by them, one copy thereof to each of the associate jus-
tices of the county court, another copy to the sheriff, another copy to the register of wills, for the use of the
orphans courts, and one copy to be kept in their respective offices for the use of the county courts.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the governor and council deliver, or cause to be delivered, a copy of the said laws
to each member of the general assembly, to each judge of the general court, and to each chief justice of the
county courts; to the chancellor one copy; to the judges of the high court of appeals, for the use of the said
court, one copy; to the corporation of the cities of Annapolis and Baltimore, each one copy, for the use of
their respective corporations; to the principals of Saint-John's and Washington colleges, each five copies, for
the use of the students in the said colleges; to the principals of all other seminaries of learning now incorpo-
rated by the laws of this state, each three copies, for the use of the scholars in said seminaries; to the librarian
of the library company of Baltimore five copies, and the secretary of the Somerset library company two copies^,
for the use of their respective libraries, and to the Taney-town library company, in Frederick county, two
copies; to the cterk of the house of delegates one copy, and the cterk of the senate one copy; the residue to
be disposed of in such manner as the governor and council, or the legislature, may direct.
RESOLVED FURTHER, That in case of the death, resignation or dismission from office, either of the officers
before mentioned, excepting the members of the general assembly, the chancellor, the judges of the court of
appeals, and the judges of the general and district courts, the said copies of life laws of the United States, de-
livered to them as aforesaid, shall belong to their respective successors in the said offices.