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had been disbursed, and there remained in the treasury 569,717 dollars, 83 cents, 6 per cent.

cént. Stock: 335,104 dollars and 74 cents, funded 3 per cent. Stock of the United States: 4919 dollars and 13 cents, of the emission of bills of credit, made by an act of congress of the 18th of March 1780; and 76,587 dol. lars and 19 cents, specie. The appropriations were as follows:

Balance of cash in the treasury,

Dolls. cts. 76,587 19

Deduct appropriations due to the 1st of

November 1815, and remaining un

paid. For the payment of the civil list, 2,965 26 For the payment of the judiciary, 10,005 35 For half-pay due to officers and soldiers, 6,20968 For the payment of the journal of ac. counts,

3,891 39 For Indian annuities,

343 33 For the armourers of the Eastern and Western shores,

395 75 For the adjutant-general and brigade inspectors,

1,169 16 For the redemption of the bills of ex

change, drawn in virtue of an act of November session, 1779,

3,865 37 For the redemption of the certificates is.

sued in virtue of the above recited act, 207 49 For colleges, academies, and schools, 4,800 0 For the equipment of the quota of mi

litia of this state, per resolution of June session, 1812,

6,839 96 For the purpose of furnishing and repairing the government-house,

988 68

Dolle. ets. For the purehase of arms, ordnance, and

military stores, &c. per resolution of May session, 1813,

28,167 84 For payment of the accountants of mi. lilia claims,

300 For the purchase of arms and accoutre

ments, per act of November session, 1808,

15,000 0 For interest on money loaned,

7,287 83

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The journal of accounts of the present session, say, 15,999 go

35,000 0

50,999 90

Part of the civil list, payable on the 1st day of No

vember 1815, for the payment of which no appropriation was made by the legislature, at their last session,

6,166 10

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Civil List. Governor's salary,

1000 pounds Sterling. Five counsellors, each

200 Six chief judges of the judicial districts, 2200 dollars. Twelve associate judges,

1400 Chief judge of Baltimore county,

525 Chancellor,

1275 Treasurer of the western shore,

750 of the eastern,

168 Adjutant-general,

500 Members of the legislature,

4 per day.


Abstract of Valuation of Lands, Dwelling houses, and Slaves, within each County of the State of Maryland, as made

under the Act of Congress, of July 22, 1813, showing also the Quota of each County, of the direct Tax, as imposed by the Act of the 2d of August 1813, and the Rate necessary for raising the same.

Military Force.—The militia is embodied by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council. In 1814 the number was 11,410. The amount of claims for pay and rations of militia called into service, in the course of the summer 1818, exceeded 106,000 dollars. Nearly 170,000 were in that year appropriated for the purchase of arms and military stores.

Religion.—The different sects in this state are Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, German Calvinists, Lutherans, Friends, Baptists, Menonists, Methodists, Swedenborgians, and Nicolists, or New Quakers. In 1811 the number of Episcopalian churches was thirty, of clergymen thirty-five. The Presbyterians have nearly the same number of both ; but the most numerous sect are the Roman Catholics, of whom there are more in this than in all the other states. Of the bishop it has been remarked, that he does not assume the title of lordship, or father in God, but simply that of doctor or bishop. The clergymen are supported by voluntary subscription. * According to the report of the general convention of Baptists, held at Philadelphia, in May 1817, the number of their churches was 33, members 570.

Every person appointed to any office, besides the eath of allegiance, is obliged to make a declaration of belief in the Christian religion ; but, by the second article of amendment, Quakers, Menonists,

• Before the Revolution the rector received forty pounds of tobacco, or nearly one half of the capitation tax; and was paid in proportion to the number of taxable inhabitants.

Dunkers or Nicolists, or New Quakers, who are conscientiously averse to taking an oath, are qualified for office, on making affirmation ; and this substitution is also allowed, when the parties appear as witnesses in a court of justice.

Slaves are treated in the same manner as in Virginia. The annual importation into these two states, before the revolution, was about 4000; 1300 were owned by one planter. Each slave generally raised 1000 pounds, or 6000 plants of tobacco, with some barrels of corn, * and had a weekly allowance, a peck of corn, with the necessary portion of salt.

Education. The legislature has lately granted considerable funds for the encouragement of education. In 1811 25,000 dollars a-year were apprópriated to the support of common schools, which are established in every county; and the incorporated banks are also bound to contribute for their advantage. Those of the city of Baltimore, and that at Hagarstown, are to pay the sum of 20,000 dollars annually, in proportion to their capitals, for the use of county schools, during the extension of their charters from 1813.

Washington College, at Chestertown, in Kent county, was founded in 1782, and placed under the direction of twenty-four visitors, or governors, who have power to fill up vacancies, and to hold estates,

, of which the yearly value shall not exceed 6000 dollars current money. In 1787 a permanent annual

* Dougas's Summary. Article Maryland.

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