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have made a declaration of war, or actually commenced hostilities against the said states, or from whom the United States in congress, shall apprehend hostile dea signs against the said states; provided information thereof shall have been previously received by the executive from congress: And that in all such cases, the governor, with the advice of the council of state, shall, and he is hereby empowered, to send for the person and papers of any foreigner within this state, in order to obtain such information as he may judge necessary. All sheriffs and jailers shall receive such suspicious persons whom, by warrant froin the governor they
shall be commanded to receive, and them in their pris. ons or custody detain, or transport out of the common
wealth, as by such warrant they may be commanded. And all others the good citizens of this commonwealth, shall be aiding and assisting in apprehending, securing or transporting any such suspicious person, when com
manded by warrant or proclamation of the governor, ... or required by the sheriff or jailer to whose custody
such suspicious persons may have been committed. Every person acting under the authority aforesaid, shall be indemnified from all suits to be commencedor prosecuted for any action or thing done by virtue thereof, and may plead the general issue, and give this ari in evidence: Saving always to the merchants of any foreign state. betwixt whom the United States of Amer ica war shall have arisen, and to their families, agents, and servants, found in this com'monwealth at the begin. ning of the war, the privileges allowed by law.
"CHAP. XVI. An act for regulating and fixing the
salaries of the officers of civil government.......
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D. WHEREAS the salaries allowed by law to the officers of civil government, have been found to ex
Salaries of of.
: ficers of gov. ernment
ceed a proper and adequate compensation for their services.
II. Be it therefore enucted, That from and after the first day of November next the several officers herein after mentioned, shall receive for their salaries, in quarterly payments, after the same shall have been audited according to law. To the governor or chief magistrate, Governor. the sum of eight hundred pounds: To the members of Councillors the privy council, the sum of two thousand pounds, to be divided amongst tbem according to their attendance: To each delegare of this commonwealth in congress, Delegates to the sum of six dollars per day while attending on, trav.com elling to, and returníug from congress: To the attor- Attorney geney general, the sum of two hundred pounds per an- neral num: To each auditor of public accounts, the sum of
Solicitor gethree hundred pounds. per annum: To the solicitor ncral. general, the sum of three hundred pounds per annum: HELENY To the speaker of the senate, the sum of twenty shil, Speaker of lings per day, during each session of assembly, includ- senate.com ing his daily pay: To the speaker of the house of del Juuse of del.
(Speaker of egates, the sum of forty shillings per day, in like man- egales. ner: To the clerk of the general court, for lis ex of Clerk of genficio services, the sum of fifty pounds per annuin:
To " Register of the register of the Jand-office and his clerks, the sum of land office. eiglit hundred pounds per annum: To the deputy re. Deputy regis. gister, two hundred pounds per annum: To the treasurer, the sum of five hundred pounds per annum: To Clerks to the first clerk of the treasury, the sum of one hundred treasurer. and filiy pounds per amum; and to each of the other
solicitor. clerks of the treasury, auditors, and solicitor-general, the sum of one hundred pounds per annum: Avd 10 Keeper of the keeper of the public jail, the sum of one hundred public jail. pounds per anou, de,
III. And be it further enacted, That all those several suins shall be paid in specie or in civil list warrants, and ilie auditor is hereby authorized to andit the same, and issue his warrants upon the treasury accordingly.
IV. And be it further enacted, That so much of any other act or acis, as comes within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.
An act to approve, confirm, and rali
fy the compact made by certain
commissioners appointed by the genşople all
eral assembly of the state of Marya land and commissioners appointed
is commonwealth. **: :!**, dat comut bir "I. WHEREAS, ' at a meeting of the commissioners tween Mery: appointed by the general assembly of the state of Max land and Vir. ryland and Virginia, to wil: Dániel of St. Thomas Je. vigation, and mer
nå nifer, Thomas Stone, and Samuel Chase, esquires, on the exercise the part of the state of Maryland, and George Mason of jurisdic. and Alexander Henderson, esquires, on the part of the tion on the
state of Virginia, at Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on waters of Chesapeake the 29th day of March, in the year one thousand seven bay and Po. hundred and eighty-five, the following compact was
oks river mutually agreed to by the said commissioners: to takiego First. The commonwealth of Virginia disclaims alle 38 in is right to impose any toll, duty, or charge, prohibition
, or restraint, on any vessct whatever sailing through the *** capes of Chesapeake bay to the state of Maryland, or why would play! from the said state through the said capes outward
bound; and agrees thai the waters of Chesapeake bay. Tuint and the river Poconoke, within the limits of Virginia,
be forever considered as a common high-way, free for the use and navigation of any vessel belonging to the
said state of Maryland, or any of its citizens, or carryla po riam ing on any commerce to or from the said state, or with
its any of its citizens; and that every such vessel inward or
Outward bound, may freely enter any of the rivers Within the commonwealth of Virginia as a harbour, or for 'safety against an enemy, without the payment of port duties, or any other charge; and also, that the before mentioned parts of Chesapeake bay, and Pocomoke river, be free for the navigation of vessels from one part of the state of Maryland to another.
Second. The state of Maryland agrees tliat any vessel belonging to the commouwealth of Virginia, or any of its citizens, or carrying on commerce to or from the said commonwealth, or with any of its citizens, may
freely enter any of the rivers of the said state of Maryland as a harbour, or for safety against an enemy, without the payment of any port duty, or other charge.
Third. Vessels of war, the property of either state, shall not be subject to the payment of any port duty or other charge .. .B ... i
Fourth. Vessels not exceeding forty feet keel, nor fifty tons burthen, the property of any citizen of Vir ginia or Maryland, or of citizens of both states, trading from one state to the other only, and having on board only the produce of the said states, may enter and trade in any part of either state, with a permit from the na val-officer of the district from which such vessel departs with her cargo, and shall be subject to ao port charges. e . · Fifth. All merchant vessels (except such as are described in the fourth article) navigating the river Potowmack, shall enter and clear at some naval office on the said river, in one or both states, according to the laws of the state in which the entry shall be made. Aad where any vessel shall make an entry in both states, such vessel shall be subject to tonnage in each state only in proportion to the commodities carried to, or taken from, such state.
1 ini seper Sirth. The river Potowmack shall be considered as a common highway, for the purpose of navigation and commerce to the citizens of Virginia, and Maryland, and of the United States, and to all other persons in amity, with the said states, trading to or from Virginia or Maryland. Di, incisons vie
Seventh. The citizens of each state respectively shall have full property in the shores of Potowmack river adjoining their lands, with all emalaments and advantages thereuato belonging, and the privilege of making and carrying out wharves and other improvements, so as not to obstruct or injure the navigation of the river; but the right of fishing in the river shall be common to and equally enjoyed by the citizens of both states. Provided, Thai such common right be not exercised by the citizens of the one state, to the hindrance or disa turbance of the fisheries on the sliøres of the other state; and that the citizens of neither state shall have a right to fish with sets or seines on the shores of the other.
Eighth. All laws and regulations which may be ne dessary for the preservation of fish, or for the performance of quarantine, in the rirer. Patowmack, or for preserving and keeping open the channel and navigaLion thereof, or of the river Pocomoke, within the limits of Virginia, bv preventing the throwing out ballast, or giving any other obstruction thereto, shall be made with the mutual consent and approbation of both statek.
Ninth. Light houses, beacons, buoys, or other neeessary signals, shall be erected, fixed, and maintained upon Chesapeake bay, between the sea and the months of the rivers Potowmack and Poçamoke, and upon the river Potosinack, at the expence of both states. If upon Potawmack river, at the joint and equal charge of both states; and if upon thre before mentioned part of Chesapeake bay, Virginia shall defray five parts, and Maryland three parts of such expence; and if this proportion shall in future times be found unequal,' the saire shall be corrected. And for ascertaining the proper places, mode, and plans for erecting and fixing light houses, buoys, beacons and other signals, as a foresaid, both states shall upon the application of either to the other, appoint an equal number of commissions ers, not less than three nor more iban five from each state, te meet at such times and places as the said commissioners or a major part of them, shall judge fit, to fix upon the proper places, mode, and plans for erecting and fixing such light houses, beacons, or other sig, pals, and report the same, with an estimate of the expence, to the legislatures of both states, for their approbation. *. R.SOK , E n
. Tenth. All piracies, crimes, or offences committed on that part of Chesapeake bay which lies within the limits of Virginia, or that part of the said bay where the line of division troin the south point of Potowmack river (now called Smith's Point) to Watkins's Point, near the month of Pocomoke river, may be doubtful; and on that part of Pocomoke river,' within the limits of Virginia, or where the line of division between the two-states upon the said river, is doubtful, by any per, sons not citizens of the commonwealth of Virginia, a. gainst the citizens of Maryland, shall be tried in the court of the state of Maryland which bath legal cognizance of such offences · And all piracies, crimes, and offences committed on the hefore mentioned parts of Chesapeake bay nad Pocomoke river, by any persons not cinzens of Maryland, against any citizen of Vir: