census shall be reported to the levy court of the said counties as
soon as may be by the said trustees.
3. And be it enacted, That the levy court of said counties be
and they are hereby authorised and directed, to levy and assess
on the assessable property of the said counties, annually, the
sum of twelve dollars fur each child included in the census re-
ported by the said trustees, and the further sum of fifty dollars
to be applied as hereinafter directed, and the collector of the said
county shall collect the monies so levied as other county charges
are collected, and pay the same as is hereinafter directed.
4. And be it enacted, That the said treasurer of the school funds
shall demand and receive of the collector of said county, the
amount of said tax collected by him; Provided, he shall previ-
ously give bond, with approved security, to the levy court of the
said counties, under such penalty as the said court shall require,
for the faithful application of the monies received by him to the
purposes hereinafter directed.
5. And be it enacted, That the said trustees shall authorise
the parents, or such persons under whose care said children may
he, to send them to the nearest and most convenient school; Pro-
vided that each child shall be entered at the commencement of a
quarter of the year, and shall not be continued at school at the
public charge for a longer period than three years.
6. And be it enacted, That the said trustees, whenever a neigh-
bourhood shall be. without a school, shall endeavour, in conjunc-
tion with the people of the neighbourhood, to establish a school
7. And be it enacted, That the first named trustee in each dis-
trict shall be the president of the board of trustees in each dis-
trict, who may draw an order or orders every six months on the
treasurer of the school funds, for the tuition of any child or chil-
dren authorised to be educated at the public charge, in the man-
ner heretofore directed.
8. And be it enacted, That the said treasurer shall settle his
accounts annually with the levy court of the said county, and the
said court shall allow him the sum of fifty dollars, authorised to
be levied as aforesaid, as a compensation for his services.
9. And be it enacted, That whenever the school fund of this
state shall be distributed in the several counties herein mention-
ed, then and in that case the levy court of said counties shall levy
no more money for the purposes aforesaid than will in addition to
the distributive of said counties make up a sum sufficient to pay
the tuition of the children aforesaid.
10. And be it enacted, That in Talbot county no property shall
be taxed for the purposes mentioned in this act, unless it shall
appear to be assessed to the amount of two hundred dollars.
Dec. Ses. 1816.
Money to be
— to be paid
to treasurer of
trustee to be
Accounts to be
fund is dis-
Tax in Talbot
An act directing the Printing and Distributing the Laws
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That the printer to the state print, in the same manner that he
prints the laws, two hundred copies of the following laws, pass-
Passed Feb. 5.
to be printed