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the bridge at Wills' creek; one for the road from
the commissioner's commission,
Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall Road conbe the duty of each road commissioner, to cause their duty.
the road for which he is appointed to be carefully surveyed and plainly marked, on or as near a direct line as the nature of the ground and situation of the country over which the same is to pass, will admit; and all roads laid out under this act, shall be sixty-six feet in width, and shall be and remain public highways: Provided however, That the commissioners under this act, shall not be bound to cause said roads to be opened, otherwise than is in this act provided, and each commissioner shall be entitled to receive three dollars per mile, for surveying, marking, examining and making return of his road, and for all other services done and performed under this act.
Sec. 5. And be it further enacted, That each of lay out their the aforesaid commissioners, immediately after
he shall have ascertained the ground over which his part of a road is to pass, shall lay out the same into convenient lots, of not less than five miles, nor to exceed thirty miles, and shall divide the whole sum of money allowed to his part of the road, amongst the several lots thereof, in proportion to the labor that is necessary to be done on each lot, and shall set up notice in writing at the court house or court houses of the county or counties, where the road is to pass, and in two of the
To give no-
most public places in the vicinity of said road,
to be ex
lars per mile
from a horizontal line, than fifteen degrees; and it shall be the duty of the commissioner to examine every part of the road so made: And
proviileil ilso, That all the roads mentioned in than ten dol this act, for which there is less than ten dollars
per mile appropriated to the opening thereof, the commissioners of such roads are allowed to use their own discretion as to the width and bridging, so that the money may be laid out to the best advantage, in making as good a road as the nature of the case will admit.
When a lot of roud is completed, the person the treasurer.
Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That when
any person, who shall have made a contract, for the contract opening any lot of road as aforesaid, shall have in order en completed the same agreeable to his contract the
commissioner appointed to superintend that part of the road within which said lot is situated, shall give to the said person an order on the treasurer for the amount of the money due to him upon his contract: Provided, That said order shall not be payable until after the first
day of November next; and it shall be the duty Commission of each of the said commissioners, to forward
to the treasurer, before the first day of Novemher pext, a list of all orders by him drawn upon the treasurer', stating the amount of each order, and if there shall not be in the hands of the
ers to forward to the treasurer a list of orders, etc.
sons holding orders, make dis
treasurer as much of the money appropriated under this act, as will be sufficient to pay off the whole of such orders, the treasurer is hereby directed to make a distribution of the money in his hands between the several persons holding said orders, in such manner that each person may receive such part thereof as shall be When the proportioned to the amount of his order; and has not the said treasurer is further directed, at the pay per end of every three months after the said first inte orde day of November next, in like manner to make tribution, distribution of the money between the several persons holding orders on him, until the whole are paid off.
Sec. 7. And be it further enacted, That it commisshall be the duty of each of the commissioners return, map, aforesaid, to return to the clerk of the court of clerk of common pleas of the proper county, an accurate mon pleas, map and field notes of the survey of such part of his road as is laid out in such county, and it shall be the duty of such clerk to record the same at the expense of the county; and it shall also be the duty of such commissioner, to make to report to a report to the next general assembly of his general astransactions under this act, accompanied by a fair list of all such orders as he may have drawn upon the treasurer; and it shall be the duty of