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lots may be sold for the

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Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That the marshal of the District of Columbia shall receive and safely keep within the jail for Washington county, at the expense of the City, all persons committed thereto under the sixth section of this act, until other arrangements be made by the corporation, for the confinement of offenders within the provi sions of the said section. And in all cases where suit shall be brought before a justice of the peace, for the recovery of any fine or penalty arising or incurred for a breach of any bye-law or ordinance of the corporation, upon a return of nulla bona to any fieri facias issued against the property of the defen dant or defendants, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the circuit court for the county of Washington, when required, to issue a writ of capias ad satisfaciendum against every such defendant, returnable to the next circuit court for the county of Washington, thereafter, and which shall be proceeded on as in other writs of the like kind.

Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That unimproved lots in the City of Washington, on which two years' taxes remain due and unpaid, or so much thereof as may be neces sary to pay such taxes, may be sold at public sale for such taxes due thereon: Provided, That public notice be given of the time and place of sale, by advertising in some newspaper printed in the City of Washington, at least six months, where the property belongs to persons residing out of the United States; three months, where the property belongs to persons residing in the United States, but without the limits of the District of Colum bia; and six weeks, where the property be

longs to persons residing within the District
of Columbia or City of Washington; in
which notice shall be stated, the number of
the lot or lots, the number of the square or.
squares, the name of the person or persons to
whom the same may have been assessed; and
also the amount of taxes due thereon: And
provided also, That the purchaser shall not Proviso
be obliged to pay at the time of such sale,
more than the taxes due, and the expenses
of sale; and that if within two years from
the day of such sale the proprietor or pro
prietors of such lot or lots, or his or their
heirs, representatives or agents, shall repay
to such purchaser the monies paid for the
taxes and expenses as aforesaid, together with
teu per centum per annum as interest there-
on, or make a tender of the same, he shall
be reinstated in his original right and title;
but if no such payment or tender be made
within two years next after the said sale,
then the purchaser shall pay the balance of
the purchase money of such lot or lots, into
the city treasury, where it shall remain sub-
ject to the order of the original proprietor or
proprietors, his or their heirs or legal repre-
sentatives; and the purchaser shall receive a
title in fee simple to the said lot or lots, under
the hand of the mayor and seal of the corpo-
ation, which shall be deemed good and valid
in law and equity.

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Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That the said corporation shall in future be named corporation. and styled "The Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council of the City of Washing. ton;" and that if there shall have been a nonelection or informality in the election of a city council on the first Monday in June last,

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it shall not be taken, construed or adjudged, in any manner, to have operated as a dissolution of the said corporation, or to affect any of its rights, privileges or laws, passed previous to the second Monday in June last, but the same are hereby declared to exist in full force

Sec. 10 And be it further enacted, That the corporation shall, from time to time, cause the several wards of the City to be so located as to give, as nearly as may be, an equal number of voters to each ward: and it shall be the duty of the register of the City, or such officer as the corporation may hereafter appoint, to furnish the commissioners of elec tion, for each ward, on the first Monday in June annually, previous to the opening of the polls, a list of the persons having a right to vote, agreeably to the provisions of the second section of this act.

Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That Part of a for- so much of any former act, as shall be repug nant to the provisions of this act, be, and the same is hereby repealed.


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AN ACT to carry into effect an act of the Legisla ture of the state of Maryland.

BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, That the Act of the act of the legislature of the state of Maryland, Maryland leentitled "An act to authorise two lotteries clared to be in the City of Washington," passed at the in force. session of the said legislature, in November one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, for the purpose of raising fifty-two thousand and five hundred dollars, be, and the same is hereby declared to be in full force in the District of Columbia: and it shall and may be lawful to carry the same into effect, subject to the alterations, restrictions and provisions hereinafter mentioned.

Powers here.

tofore vested

in commissioners under

transferred to

Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all the rights, power and authority given, in and by the before recited act, to Daniel Carroll of Duddington, Lewis Deblois, George the law of Walker, William M. Duncanson, Thomas Maryland Law and James Barry, shall hereafter be the Washing vested in, and exercised by the President and ton Canal Co Directors of the "Washington Canal Company:" Provided, The said President and Directors shall, before the sale or disposal of any ticket or tickets in said lotteries, give bond to the Treasurer of the United States, for the time being, in the penalty of one hundred thousand dollars, conditioned that they will truly and impartially exercise the power and authority vested in them by this act; and well and truly apply the monies arising from the sale of the tickets, within two months af


ter the drawing thereof, to the payment of the prizes drawn by the fortunate adventu rers in said lotteries, and the necessary expenses incurred in the management thereof, and the residue, to the completing the canal in the City of Washington, and rendering the same navigable, and draining the marshes and low grounds contiguous thereto: And provided also, That it shall be lawful for Congress hereafter to create by law additional shares in the stock of said Washington Canal Company, for the sole use and benefit of the corporation of the City of Washington, which shares so to be created shall bear the same proportion to the whole shares held by said company, as the money raised by the aforesaid lotteries and actually applied to the completing of the canal in the City of Washington, and rendering the same navigable, shall bearto the monies and interest thereon, which has been or may hereafter be expended by the Washington Canal Company for the pur poses aforesaid,


Speaker of the House of Representatives.


President of the Senate, pro-tempore.

May 6, 1812.



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