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Full text of "Records of the city of Baltimore. Eastern precincts commissioners, 1812-1817. Western precincts commissioners, 1810-1817"

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THE LIBRARY 

OF 

THE UNIVERSITY 
OF CALIFORNIA 

LOS ANGELES 



RECORDS 



OF THE 



CITY OF BALTIMORE 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS 

1812-1817. 



WESTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS 

1810-1817. 



ISSUED BY 

WILBUR F. COYLE 

CITY LIBRARIAN 

BALTIMORE 

1909 



PRESS OK KIXC IJROS.. 
BALTIMORE, MD. 



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EXPLANATORY PREFACE. 



This book contains nil the records of the Eastern Precinct Commis- 
sioners 1X12 to 1S17; and the Western Precinct Commissioners INK) 
to 1S17. 

The Commissioners were authorized to lay out, tirade, level, open 
streets, etc., in new precincts of Baltimore, East and West of Jones' 
Falls, which were contiguous to Baltimore, and were annexed in 
1816. 

The Commissioners' work was in anticipation of an extension of 
the City boundaries and was mostly performed before the actual 
extension. Though their duties were identical in their respective 
precincts, they were separate and distinct bodies. 

The Precinct Commissioners often worked with the City Commis- 
sioners when the grade of a street to be established extended in both 
the City and Precincts. 

This book completes the Records of Baltimore City from 1720 to 
3818, of this particular character, which are in volumes entitled: 

"First Records of Baltimore Town & Jonestown, 1720 to 1707." 

"Records of the City of Baltimore (City Commissoincrs), 1707 to 
1813." 

"Records of the City of Baltimore (City Commissioners) (Supple- 
ment), 1720-3 SI 8." 

"Records of the City of Baltimore (Special Commissioners). 17X2 
to 1707." 

"Records of the City of Baltimore (Eastern Precinct Commission- 
ers). 1x12 to 1N37. and (Western Precinct Commissioners I. islo to 
1S17," which were published under the same auspices in the order 
named. 

This printed copy has been made to conform to the original in 
every possible detail. 

WILIH'R F. COYLE. 

fit ii Lih/'di'idn. 

P. A I.TIM OKI-:. August 1st. 1000. 



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Eastern Precinct Commissioners' Records 

1812 1817 

(Chronologically Arranged) 



An ACT to appoint commissioners to grade, level, 
pave and repair the streets, squares, lanes and 
alleys in that part of the eastern precincts of 
Baltimore therein described, and for other pur- 
poses. 1811, ch. 138. 

I By this Act the inhabitants who are qualified 

. ,. . < n Eastern pre- 

to vote for delegates, residing within the follow- cinct.com- 

,. .-.-... , . . mission ers. 

ing limits, to wit : .Beginning at the intersection 
of the lines of the city and precincts in Market 
street, Fell's Point, and running thence with the 
east side of a road which runs from the said street 
northwardly and west of the Hospital, until it 
intersects Harford run ; thence with a straight 
line southwardly to the intersection of Aisquith 
street and the old Harford road; thence with a 
straight line westerly to a new street laid out by 
Dr. Stevenson, immediately south of his house ; 
thence with the north side of the said street to 
Jones' Falls ; thence with the said Falls to the 
line of the city, and thence with the lines of the 
city to the beginning ; on the first Monday of 
March next, and 011 the first Monday of March 
in every year thereafter, were to elect by ballot 
five persons residing within said limits, as com- 
missioners of the eastern precincts of Baltimore. 
Levy court to appoint judges of elections com- 
missioners declared to be a body politic, their du- 
ties, &c. 

The supplement relates to sinking wells and 
erecting pumps, removal of nuisances, &c., and 
impowers the commissioners to appoint one or 
more superintendents of chimney sweepers with 
the same power, and under similar regulations, 
with those appointed by ordinance in the city.] 

[From Boundaries of Baltimore and Acts of Assembly 1729 to 
1830.] 



Vlll 

ACT relating to the city of Baltimore, 1817 
ch. 148. 

8. AND BE IT ENACTED, That all the powers, 

Powers trans- _ t 

ferredto privileges, rights and property vested in or grant- 

Mayor and . . f i 

City Council. ed to the commissioners ol the western precincts, 

the commissioners of the eastern precincts of Bal- 
timore, or their respective officers, the commis- 
sioners of the western precincts market, or the 
commissioners of the eastern precincts market, 
shall be, and the same are hereby, vested in the 
Mayor and City Council of Baltimore as fully 
and for the like purposes as the same were pos- 
sessed by the above named boards or officers re- 
spectively; and that the acts entitled "An Act to 
appoint commissioners to grade and level the sev- 
eral streets, squares, lanes and alleys in the pre- 
cincts of Baltimore," and "An Act to appoint 
commissioners to grade, level, pave and repair the 
streets, squares, lanes and alleys in that part of 
the eastern precincts of Baltimore therein de- 
scribed, and for other purposes," and the several 
supplements to those Acts, be, and the same are 
hereby repealed, except so far as relates to rights 
acquired under the said boards and to suits now 
depending in which any of the said commission- 
ers are parties, or there remain contracts unexe- 
cuted or claims unliquidated in which they arc 
respectively interested, for the completion of 
which the Mayor and City Council shall provide. 

[From Boundaries <> Baltimore, Acts of Assembly 1729-1BI!0. | 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE 
EASTERN PRECINTS OF BALTIMORE 1812 

JAMES C DEW Clerk 



EASTERN PRECINTS, March 4th 1812 

The Commissioners met and being duly qualified proceeded to 
buisness. 

Daniel Conn was nominated and elected Chairman of the 
board. 

James C Dew being in nomination for Clerk was duly elected 
and qualified. 

Motion made and seconded, it was Unanimously adopted that 
the Office of the Commissioners shall be kept at No. 87 Harford 
Street in said Precints. 

Motion of the Chairman and Seconded, was adopted that 
Adam Denmead and Hezekiah Price wait on the different Sur- 
veyors and report at their next stated meeting. 

Motion was made and Seconded, was Adopted that the Stated 
Meeting be on Thursdays in each and every Week at 10 O'Clock 
A. M. 

Received a Petition from the Inhabitants of Potter Street 
to Grade, level & Pave, and Acted on in due form, 
by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

EASTERN PRECINTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE March 12 1812 

Motion Made and Seconded for an Election for a Surveyor 
Jehu Boulden was Unanimously Elected. 

Motion made and Seconded it was agreed that the Petition 
from the Inhabitants of French Street lay over to the next 
Stated meeting and a Committee consisting of Three, viz Heze- 
kiah Price, Adam Denmead, and Joshua Fort are appointed to 
make the necessary enquiries on the subject contained in the 
Petition. 



2 RECORDS OF 

Keceived a Petition from the Inhabitants of McElderys 
Street to Grade the same from Asquiths Street to Potters Street, 
and acted on it in due form. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

March 19. 1812 
Eastern Precints Commissioners Met. 

Daniel Conn 

John M Smith 

>- Present. 
& 

Joshua Fort 

And Proceeded to buisiness, The Committee apointed at the 
last meeting on the Petition from the Inhabitants of French 
Street reported favourable, and the board acted on the same in 
due form. 

The Chairman appointed a Committee of Two of the board 
\'iz. John M Smith and Joshua Fort, to make the necessary 
enquiry on the Petition from the Inhabitants of Low Street and 
to Report at the next Stated Meeting. 

Received a Petition from the Inhabitants of Harford Street 
to Grade, Level, and Pave the Same, from Bridge Street until 
it intersects the old Joppa Road and acted on in due form, 
by Order 

JAMES, C DEW. Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXTS COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

March 26th IS 12. 
Eastern Precincts Commissioners Met Viz. 

Daniel Conn 
Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

r r" Present. 

Ilez. Price 
Joshua Fort. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 6 

The Committee appointed at the last meeting to Examine, the 
Situation of Low Street as Petitioned for, reported that there 
should not be any alteration in the Grade as now established in 
part. 

The Petition for Grading, and Paveing the same were acted 
on in due form. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW, Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 2d 1812 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 
Hezekiah Price 
John M Smith 
Joshua Fort ^Present. 

& 

Adam Denmead 

And proceeded to buisiness. Received a Petition from the In- 
habitants of Green Street to Grade, level, pave, and Remove 
Xuicences and Pave, the Foot Ways from Low St. Southward 
to the City line, and Acted 011 the same in due form. 

by Order. 

JAMES C DEW, Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXTS COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

April 6. 1812 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met as p. Advertizement on 
Potters Street. 

Daniel Conn 
Hezekiah Price 

Adam Denmead 

T n -, r o -i >- Present. 

John M Smith 

& 

Joshua Fort. 

And Received from the City Commissioners, that they could 
not attend as requested to act in Conjunction with the above 



RECORDS OF 

Commissioners Consequently adjourned until to Morrow 9 
O'Clock 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

EASTERN PRECLNTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 7th 1812 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met agreeable to Adjourn- 
mt. on the 6th Inst. on Potters Street. 



Daniel Conn 
Hezekiah Price 
Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 

& 
Joshua Fort 



Present with their 
Surveyor. 



After making Sundry experiments, Resolvea that Potter 
Street from the small Alley Purchased by the Corporation tc 
Conduct the water from Potters Street into Green Street, and 
from thence into High Street shall have an asscent of Two 
thirds of an Inch in every Ten feet to the X "VV Gutter of 
McElderys Street, thence to have an Asscent of one Inch in 
every Ten feet to the part of Union Street, which is now 
Paved, Provided the Consent of the Holders of Property on 
Union Street can be Obtained to take up Fifty feet of the pres- 
ent Pavement, and in Case their assent can not be obtained, 
then the Asscent from McElderys Street to Union Street to be 
One & a quarter Inches in Ten feet more or le,ss to meet Union 
Street Pavement. Also that the Grade of the said Potters 
Street South of the said Alley to the City Line shall intersect 
such grade as the City Commissioners may Adopt beyond the 
City Line, which Shall be Five Inches in Every Ten' feet. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 

EASTERN" PRECINTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE- 

April 9. 1812 
do Commissioners Met Viz. 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

> r resent. 
& 

Daniel Conn 

And proceeded to buisiness, After having some Conversation 
agreed that Cry and Hetzeter should pave Potters Street Agree- 
able to their Proposals, and to receve the Money as it can be 
Collected by the Clerk under our directions 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 13th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met on McElderys Street 
agreeable to Advertizement. 

Daniel Conn 

Adam Denmead 

Joshua Fort j> Present. 

& 

John M Smith J 

And in Consequence of the Inclemmency of the Weather and 
the Surveyors not Attending adjourned until Saturday the 18th 
Inst at 10 O'Clock A. M. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



6 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 16th 1812. 
Eastern Precints Commiss Met. 

John M Smith 

Joshua Fort 

Adam Denmead ^Present. 

& 
Hezekiah Price 

There being no business before the board Adjourned 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
OFFICE 

Apl 18. 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met as p. Advertisement on 
Harford Street. Viz. 

Daniel Conn ^ 

Adam Denmead Present with their 

John M Smith I 

& Surveyor. 

Joshua Fort I 

After making sundry experiments thought proper to Ad- 
journ the Grading of Harford Street until Tuesday 28th Inst 
for the purpose of giving the parties concerned an opportunity 
of pointing out and devising means to the Commissioners a bet- 
ter mode of carrying the Avater of Harford Street then in a 
Strcight direction down Bridge Street, Consequently ad- 
journed until Tuesday 28th Inst at 10 O'Clock A. M. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 7 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 18. 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met as p. adjournment on 
the 13th Inst. on McElderys Street Yiz. 

Daniel Conn ^ 

John M Smith Present with their 

Joshua Fort ^> Surveyor to Grade said 

& McElderys St. 

Hez. Price J 

Resolved. That the grade begin at the N E Gutter of Potters 
Street and McElderys Street from thence to the North East 
Gutter of Liberty Street with an Asscent of Two thirds of an 
Inch in Every Ten Feet, from thence to North West Gutter of 
Friendship Street an asscent of one Inch in Ten feet from 
thence to the N E Gutter of said Friendship Street, an asscent 
of One & half Inches in Ten feet, thence to the N "W line of 
Asquith Street with an asscent of Eight <fc half Inches in every 
Ten feet. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 20th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met. on French Street as p. 
Advertisement. 

John M Smith | 

Daniel Conn J> Present. 

Adam Denmead J 

And in Consequence of the City Commissioners not being 
present to Act in Conjuction adjourned Until Tuesday 21st 
lust, at 10 O'Clock A. M. 

by order 

JAMES C DE\V. Clk 



8 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECLNTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 21st 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met on French Street as p. 
adjournment on the 20th Apl 1812. 

Adam Denmead "1 ,. 

T , ,.. ~ . . Present Avith their Surveyor 
John M Smith . . , 

, , _ I to Act in Coniuction with 

Joshua Fort f 

Daniel Conn 

City Commissioners and after making Sundry Appointments 

Resolved. That from the East Gutter of Jones Street to the 
East Gutter of High Street have an asscent of about one & 
Three quarters of an Inch in Every Ten feet to intersect the 
Present Pavement from High Street, to have a regular Grade to 
Opposite the South Side of Center Street which is to be run 
across French Street as Graded with an Inch in Ten feet, de- 
scent from the South West Gutter of Green Street, Thence 
asscending to Green St on the same Grade of one Inch in Ten 
feet, thence from the East Gutter of Green Street to the York 
Road at about one Three quarters Inches in Ten feet to Six 
Inches below the Gutter on the West side of Forrest Street Pro- 
vided leave can be obtained of the Road Company to take up 
and Pave a Gutter a cross the said Road. If not obtained Then 
to run from Green Street Gutter to Forrest Street Gutter on an 
even Grade. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

April 23d 1812. 
Eastern Precints Commissioners met. 

Adam Denmead 

> Present. 
John M Smith 

in Consequence of not having a quorum Adjourned 

by Order 

JAMES C DKW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 9 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERX PRECIXTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

April 24th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met on French Street to 
Condemn the same for a Publick High Way. 
Daniel Conn ^ 

Hez. Price | Present with their 

John M Smith L 



Joshua Fort 



Surveyor. 



A Denmead 

Resolved. That the commencement be at the Corner of 
House South 73 West Forty Xine feet Six Inches meeting a 
Point Fifty Two Feet three Inches from the East Corner of 
John M Doblers Brick House, then Running to the Xorth Side 
of Union Street Six Inches Xorthwestardly from the West Cor- 
ner of William Fultons House, Thence Westwardly along the 
Front of Thomas Wheelers Brick House. Which Width of said 
French Street from the York Road to Green Street to be Forty 
Feet, from thence to Union Street to be the same Width, from 
thence on the West side with a Straight line to Misses Slyes 
House, which shall determine the Width of that, from thence to 
High Street to be Forty feet in Width, and from thence to Jones 
Street The Permanent Houses shall determine the width 
thereof 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERX PRECIXTS 
COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

April 28 1812. 

Eastern Precents Commissioners met for adjournment on the 
18th Inst on Harford Street Viz. 

Daniel Conn 

Hez. Price I Present with their 

John M Smith f Surveyor. 
Joshua Fort 

After making sundry Experiments Eesolved. that the 
Grade of Harford Street commence at the South Corner of 



10 RECORDS OF 

Union <: Bridge Streets, and asscend to East Street with an 
asscent of Three quarters of an Inch in every Ten Feet, Thence 
to the Pump, to Asscend Three quarters of an Inch in every 
Ten Feet, The bottom of the Gutter to be Six feet Two Inches 
below the bottom of bottom of the Pump Stock, Thence to the 
North East Corner of William Laffertys Lott, to asscend Three 
quarters of an Inch in every Ten feet, from thence to the south 
side of Asquith St, to Asscend one Inch and seven Tenths in 
every Ten feet, from thence to the old Joppa Road, to asscend 
One Inch <t 7/10 in every Ten feet, 
by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Apl 30 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 
Adam Denmead ^ 
Joshua Fort J> Present 

John M Smith j 

Resolved. That the report of the Committee on Low Street 
the 26th of March 1812, be and is hereby confirmed and directed 
to be paved by Cry & Hetzeler on the same Terms as Potters 
Street. - 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COrXTY EASTERN PRECIXTS 
COMM I SS 1OXE RS OFF ICE 

May 2d 1M2. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met on Green Street as p. 
Advertisement Viz. 

Joshua Fort 

Adam Denmead 
, , , , L , , Present. 

John M Smith 

I );unel ( 'uim 



BALTIMORE CITY. 11 

And in consequence of the City Commissioners not attending 
and the inclemency of the weather, adjourned Until Saturday 
9th lust at 4 O'Clock P M. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY PRECINTS COMMIS- 
SIONERS OFFICE 

May 7. 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 
Joshua Fort ^ 
Adam Denmead ^ Present. 
John M Smith J 

Received a Petition from the Inhabitants of A Twenty feel 
Alley between Eden Street and Strawberry Ally and Nortli 
of Pitt Street Extended to remove the obstructions out of said 
Alley and the Nuisances that are or may be in the Neighbor- 
hood, and acted on the same in due form & ordered to be 
advertized until the 8th June Next. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

May 9th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners as p. adjournment on th-- 
2d of May on Green Street. 

John M Smith ~] 

^ Present with their Surveyor, 
Adam Denmead j 

And acted in conjunction with the City Commissioners. 

Resolved, That the South West Gutter of Green Street 
commence at the North West Gutter of Pitt Street Asscend 
Three Inches in Ten feet to the distance of Twenty feet, then 
to descend to the Gutter of Necessity Alley. The North East 
Glitter of Green Street to commence at the North West Gutter 



12 RECORDS OF 

of Pitt Street and Asscend three Inches in Ten feet, to the dis- 
tance of Six feet then with a Regular descent to the Gutter 
of Necessity Alley 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

May 14. 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 
Adam Denmead "j 
John M Smith I- Present. 
Daniel Conn J 

And Proceeded to business, after Reading the Proceedings of 
the 9th May Inst on Green Street. 

Resolved, That there should be no alteration in the Grade 
of Green Street from Necessity Alley to Pitt Street. 

Resolved. That the commencement of ye East Gutter of 
Green Street, be at the south East Gutter of Green & Low 
Streets, Asscending to the Bend in Green Street to the bottom 
of the Gutter as now Paved, and the West Gutter of Greeu 
Street to commence at the South West Gutter of Green & Low 
Streets, and asscend to the bend in Green Street to the bottom 
of the Gutter as now Paved, From thence Southwardly to 
Necessity Alley to remain in grade as now Paved. 

Resolved. That Cry & Hetzeler pave Harford Street agree- 
to their Proposals. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

May 21st 1812. 
Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 

John M Smith "^ 

T-> i n ( Present & Proceeded 

Daniel Conn W 

to Buismess. 
Adam Denmead J 



BALTIMORE CITY. 13 

Resolved. That Elisha Bailey and J Bailey Pave French 
Street agreeable to their Proposals Signed by the Clerk. 

Received a Petition from the Inhabitants of Union Street to 
Grade, level, & Pave Union Street from Bridge Street to Low 
Street, Ordered to be advertised until the the 20th June next 
4 O'Clock. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

May 28" 1812. 
Adam Denmead ^ 
Joshua Fort I Present. 

John M Smith J 

After reading the proceedings of the last Meeting adjourned 
by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSR OFFICE 

June 4th 1812 
Daniel Conn ^ 
Adam Denmead i and Hez Price 
John M Smith [ Present. 

Joshua Fort 

Resolved. That a Loan of Two Hundred Dollars be obtained 
to Enable Cry & Hetzeler to go on Paving Potters Street fc to 
be continued until the amount can be collected of the Inhab- 
itants by the Clerk, and the amnt of Interest to be Charged to 
the Property Holders on Potters Street it being a Necessary 
expence 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



14 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN" PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June 8th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met. 

On Twenty feet Alley (or Union Alley) agreeable to adver- 
tizement. 

Joshua Fort ^| 

J> Present. 
John M Smith 

Not having a quorum adjourned until Thursday llth Inst at 
12 O'Cloek A M. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June 11, 1S12. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met Viz. 
John M Smith 

Daniel Conn 

T , - ^Present. 

J oshua -b ort 

Hez. Price 

Received a Petition from sundry Inhabitants, or Owners, of 
Property on old Joppa Road for condemning the same from 
Bridge Street extended to the Road West of the Hospital, and 
joins that part laid down by the Levy Court of Baltimore 
County and acted on in due form of Law, and Ordered to be 
advertize! until the 10th of July next 11 O'Clock A M. 

Resolved That John M Smith and Joshua Fort are appointed 
to examine into the situation of Union Alley And report at this 
office at 3 OT'lock P M. The Committee reported that the 
Obstructions and Nuisances on said Union Alley had not been 
removed and is very offencive to the Property Holders on s;u<l 
Union Alley cV injurious to Health. 

by order 

JAMES ( ' DEW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 15 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June llth 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met on Union Alley. 
Daniel Conn ""j 
John M Smith > Present. 
Joshua Fort J 

Resolved. That the Property Holders on Union Alley be and 
they are directed to remove all Obstructions, out of said Alley 
consisting of Fences, Tubs, &c &c Also all Nuisances, that is 
or may be in said Alley, and to have the same compleated in 
Ten Days from the date hereof this Notice, and from time to 
time to continue to keep the same Clean and in good order, 
otherwise the Commissioners, will do the same at the Expence 
of those Offending in due form of Law. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June 18, 1812. 

Eastern Precincts Commissioners met. Viz. 
Daniel Conn ") 
Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
Joshua Fort 



> Present. 



Revolved. That a loan of Five Hundred Dollars be obtained 
for Cry & Hetzler and continued on until Colletd and the Inter- 
est to be charged to the Property Holders on Potters Street. 
Received a petition from the Property Holders on McElderys 
St. between Potters Street and Asquith Street to pave the same 
and ordered to be advertised until the ISth July next. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



16 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMOKE COUNTY EASTERN PRECLNTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June 18 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met on Harford Street. 
Daniel Conn 

John M Smith 

, TV i ^Present. 

Adam Denmead 

Joshua Fort. 

Resolved. That the southeast side of Harford Street com- 
menced at the Northwest corner of Samuel Longs Brick House 
near the corner of Harford & Union Streets, and thence with a 
Streight line until it comes to a point Forty Nine feet Six 
Inches distance South East from the South East corner of 
John Murrays Brick House near the old Joppa Road, the said 
Harford Street to be of the width of Forty Six feet Nine 
Inches from Bridge Street to the old Joppa Road, and the 
same is hereby condemned for a Publick High Way for Ever. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

June 25" 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met. 
Daniel Conn ^ 
Adam Denmead ^Present. 
John M Smith j 

Ri-xoh-eil. That a Loan of Two Hundred and fifty dollars be 
obtaind to enable the Pavers to go on Paveing of Green Street 
and the Interest to be Charged to the Property Holders on 
Green .Street it being a Necessary Expence. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 17 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

July 2d 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met. 
Hezekiah Price 

Adam Denmead 

> Present. 
J ohn JVL Smith 

Joshua Fort 

Received a Petition from the Property Holders on Liberty 
Street to grade, Level, & Pave the same from McElderys Street 
to the North extention of Asquith Addition to Baltimore TOAVII, 
and acted 011 the same in due form and ordered to be adver- 
tized until the first of August next at 8 O'Clock A M. 

Resolved, That Lyon & Soimnerville Pave Union Street 
agreeable to their proposals with the addition of one Row of 
Flag Stones. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

July 7th 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met on Union St. 
John M Smith ^ 
Adam Denmead V Present. 
Hezekiah Price J 

Resolved. That Union Street commence as follows to Wit. 
Begining for the North East side thereof, on the southeast 
line of Bridge Street Southwestardly Fifteen Feet Seven Inches 
from the West Corner of Samuel Longs Two Story Brick 
House, and riming thence Southeastwardly to Low Street, 
Thirty feet Three Inches North eastwardly, from the East- 
wardly from the East Corner of Henry Ilardestys Two Story 
Brick House, and the South West line of said Street, begin as 
aforesaid on the South East Side of Bridge Street, and South- 
westardly forty Five feet Ten Inches from the West Corner of 
Samuel Longs Two Story Brick House, and runing Southeast- 



18 RECORDS OF 

wardly to the East Corner of Xathan G Brisons Two Story 
Brick House, thence to Continue the same to Low Street, pass- 
ing the East Corner of Henry Hardestys Two Story Brick 
House. 

Resolved. That Union Street asscend in grade from the 
South East Gutter of Bridge Street to the line of Bridge Street 
Twelve Inches, and thence to descend to the Xorthwest gutter 
of Low Street. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COFXTY EASTERX PRECIXTS 
COMMFSSIOXERS OFFICE 

July 9th 1812. 

Eastern Precincts Commissioners Met. 
Daniel Conn ^) 
Joshua Fort ^-Present. 

John M Smith j 

Received Sundry Proposals for paving McElderys Street and 
Liberty Street after Reading Them over concluded that ('r\ 
eV Iletzlers were on the best Terms. 

I'l'xolrcd. That Cry \- Ilet/lers pave McEldervs Street and 
Liberty Street agreeable to their proposals. 

by order 

JA.MKS C I)K\V. Clk 

I5ALTIMORK COFXTY FASTFRX PKKCIXTS 
COM MI SSI OX KItS OFFICK 

.lulv Ki, isi^. 
Kasicrn Precints C'ommissioners Met. 

John M Sniit li ^ 

^ Present. 
Joshua Fort 

And not having a <|iioruiii adjourned, also Adjourned ihc Loca- 
ti..n of the old Joppa Road Fntil ihe i ; .'5d Inst a! 1! O'Clock 
A M. 

by Order 

JAMKS C DKW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 19 

BALTIMORE COFXTY EASTEKX PRECIXTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

July 23d 1812. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners met. 
Adam Demnead ^ 
John M Smith I Present. 
Joshua Fort J 

Resolved, That the postponement of the old Joppa Road be 
until further Orders. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERN PRECIXTS 
COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

July 30th IS 12. 

Eastern Precints Commissioners Met. 

After Reading the Proceedings of the last Meeting concluded 
to go to green Street to make out a platt for Paveing Tax. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMM I SS I ONERS () F F ICE 

Augt 6. IS 12. 
Daniel Conn 

John M Smith I Present. 
.Joshua Fort 

Received. A Petition from Sundry Property property Hold- 
ers on a Nine feet Alley West of Potters Street Praying that 
a Xuisance may be removed from some Lots to George Adreon 
Adjoining said Alley and Acted on in due form of Law. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



2.0 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSR OFFICE 

August 13th 1812. 
Adam Denmead ^ 
Joshua Fort L Present. 

John M Smith J 

After reading over the Proceedings of last Meeting adjourned 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

Augt 27. 1812 
Commissioners met. 

V 

John M Smith "^ 

Adam Denmead V Present. 

Joshua Fort 

After reading the Proceedings of the last meeting, Estab- 
lished the grade of Liberty Street from the intersection of the 
same with McElderys Street Northwardly to the Extremity of 
the said Liberty Street, Begining at the North westerly Corner 
of the intersection of the said Liberty Street and Liberty Street, 
and McElderys Street and riming with an asscent of Two thirds 
of an Inch in Ten feet, to the North Extremity of the said 
Liberty Street. 

Resolved. That Michael Bandle fill up fifty feet of Ground 
fronting on Liberty, McElderys, & Potters Streets, within the 
Space of Two Months from the present date, The said Lott bee 
filled up so high above the grade of the Kirb Stones as to 
discharge all the water at all times from the Lott, for which 
the Commissrs agreed to give the said Michael Bandle One 
Hundred Dollars deducting an Allowance of Six p. Cent from 
the same for the Collection thereof. R<>snlrt*d. That 

Michael Bandle likwise Samuel Greens Lot so high as to dis- 
charge the water that now lies on the Same, and prevent it 



BALTIMORE CITY. 21 

from laying there for the future, at Twelve & half Cents pr Load 
within the Space of one Month from the present date. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSRS OFFICE 

Sept. 3d 1812. 
Commissioners Met 

After reading over the Proceedings of the last meeting Ad- 
journed. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

September 10th, 1812. 
Commissioners Met 

Daniel Conn 

Adam Denmead 

> Present. 
John M Smith 

Joshua Fort 

Resolved. That Henry Anderson fill up the Footways on 
Union Street at 181/> Cents p. Load, within the space of Seven 
Weeks from this date and Collect the Money for the same 
under the direction of the Commissioners. The said filling up 
to be Sufficiently high as to discharge all the water from the 
said Footways over the Kirb Stones. The Clerk to assertain 
and inform Henry Anderson who if any of the Propriertys 
will fill them up themselves in due time. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



Z'Z RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERX PRECLN T TS. 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE' 

Sepr 17. 1812. 
Commissioners Met. 

Adam Denmead ^ 
John M Smith J> Present. 
Joshua Fort j 

After reading over the last Proceedings adjourned, 
by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERX PRECIXTS 
COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

September 21st 1812. 
Commissioners met on McElderys Street. 

Adam Denmead "") 

Joshua Fort i Present and James Baker 

John M Smith C Surveyor. 
Daniel Conn J 

Resolved. That the commencement of McElderys Street be 
at the Xorth East corner of "Wm Powells Two Story Brick 
House on the South West Corner of Potters Street & McEl- 
derys Street and thence runing Xorth 71 degrees East along 
the Xorth East Corner of Mrs Tannocks Brick House and to 
Continue the Same to Asquith Street. 

by order 

JAMES C DKW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COFXTY EASTERX PRECIXTS 
( 'OM M I SSIOX ERS OFFICE 

September 22d 1S12. 
issioners Met on Liberty Street. 

Daniel ( 'onn "^ 

Ile/ekiali Price [ Present \vilh.James Baker 

Joshua Fort cV ( Surveyor. 

John M Smith j 



15A I.TIM OK K CITY. 23 

Resolved. That Liberty Street commence at the corner of 
John Oakleys Lott North 71 degrees East distance Olie Hun- 
dred and Twenty Feet Six Inches, from the North East corner 
of Win Powells Two Story Brick House, and from thence 
North 18 : Vj West to the Extremity of Liberty Street as laid 
down by Win Asquith in his Addition to Baltimore Town. 

by order 

JAMES DEW Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMM I SS I OX ERS OFFICE 

October 1 1812. 
Commissioners Met. 

John M Smith "| 

^Present. 
Adam Denmead 

Not having a Quorum adjourned 
by order 

JAMES C DEW Clk. 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERX PRECINTS 
COMMISSION ERS OFFICE 

Octor 8 1812. 
Commissioners Met on French Street. 

Ilezekiah Price "1 . . , 

! Present with James xJaker 

John M Smith 

! Surveyor 

Adam Denmead J 

And in consequence of not having the Necessary papers to 
Establish the West line of French Street adjourned 

by order 

JAMKS C DEW. Clk 



24: RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

October 9th 1812. 
Commissioners Met on French Street. 

Hezekiah Price ^ 

. , ^ Present with J ames Baker 

Adam JJenmead l~ 

r i TUT o - Al [Surveyor. 
John M Smith 

After Runing the lines of Coles Harbour, assertained that 
there is Sufficient Ground to Admit of French Street being 
Forty feet in width 

Received a Petition from the Inhabitants of a Nine feet Alley 
West of Potters Street, and acted on it in due form of Law. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINCTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Octor 15 1812. 
Commissioners met. 

Daniel Conn "^ 
John M Smith 
Joshua Fort 

Received, A Petition from the Property Holders on Liberty 
Street, South of McElderys Street and acted on it in due form 
of Law, and ordered to be advertised for to meet on 14th Novr 
next. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Octor 22d 1812. 
Commissioners met. 

John M Smith ^| 

[> Present. 
Joshua Fort I 



BALTIMORE CITY. 2 

And in Consequence of not having a quorum adjourned 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Octor 29 1812. 
Commissioners met. 

Adam Denmead "^ 

John M Smith ^p res ent. 

Joshua Fort 

There being no Business before the Board adjourned, 
by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Novr 5th, 1812. 
Commissioner met. 

John M Smith 

There not being a quorum adjourned, 
by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Novr 12 1812. 
Commissioners met. 

John M Smith ^ 

}> Present. 
Adam Denmead J 

There not being a quorum adjourned 
by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



26 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN" PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Novr 12 1812. 

Commissioners met on Liberty Street south of McElderys 
Street. 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M Smith ^p reS ent. 

Joshua Fort 

Resolved. That Liberty Street, south of McElderys Street 
have an asscent of Two thirds of an Inch in Ten feet until \\ 
intersects the Grade of the old Pavement heretofore Paved. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

November 19 1812. 
Commissioners met. 

John M Smith "] 

Joshua Fort I Present. 

Adam Denmead 

Rcxolred. That Nine feet Alley West of Potters Street have 
an asscent of Two thirds of an Inch in Ten feet from the 
(iutter of Potters Street to the Angle of Said Alley, from thence 
\vitli the same Grade to the line of McElderys Street. 

Rcxolrcd. That Cry k Iletxler pave said Alley West of Pot- 
ters Street agreeable to their proposals. 

Ri-xol r<'d. That the Collector be and is hereby directed to 
enforce the payments of nil the back paving Tax on Green 
Street \ T Low Streets agreeable to Law. 



JAMES C DEW Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 27 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Novr 26 LS12. 
Commissioners met. 

Hezekiah Price ""] 

Adam Denmead 

T 1 -v > Present. 

J oshua ort 

John M Smith j 

Resolved. That the petition of Solomon Brown lay over for 
for the further Consideration. And that Hezekiah Price and 
Adam Denmead be and are hereby requested to take Counsel 
on the same and Report the result to this board. 

by order 

JAMKS C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Decer 3d 1812. 
( Commissioners met Viz. 

Joshua Fort ^ 

1* Present. 
John M Smith I 

There not being a quorum adjourned, 
by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

December 10 IS! 2. 
John M Smith met 

and adjourned 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



28 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

Decer 17 1812. 
Commissioners Met. Yiz. 

Adam Denmead "^ 

Hezekiali Price 

T i TM- c -ii > Present 
John M Smith f 

Joshua Fort 

Received. A Petition from Sundry Inhabitants owners of 
Property on Liberty Street North of McElderys Street to re- 
move the Nuisances on the Lotts on said Liberty Street and 
ordered the Same to be advertised until the 18th Jany next. 

Resolved, That the Collector proceed Immediately against the 
Property Holders in the Eastern Precints of Baltimore that 
are in Arrears for Paveing Tax Removing Nuisances &c. 

Resolved. That the above Resolution be Published Four times. 
by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

February 25 1813. 
Commissioners met. 

Daniel Conn 
Adam Denmead 
Hez. Price 
John M Smith 
Joshua Fort j 

And examined the Accots of the Clerk and find them correct 
as Stated by him. 

Resolved, That the Balances of Fifteen Dollars be paid 
Michael Bandal & his Receipts be taken in full, for filling up a 
Lot on Liberty Street belonging to the Heirs of Jas Hammond 
& the Heirs of Duncan McColrnn. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 2fl 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECINTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

March 4 1813. 

Commissioners met and being duly Qualified befor James 
Wilson Esqr proceeded to Business. 
Hezekiah Price "^ 
John M Smith L Present. 
Arthur Mitchell 

James C Dew was elected Clerk and qualified before James 
Wilson Esqr and gave the necessary Bond required by the Act 
appointing Commissioners of the Eastern Precints of Balti- 
more. 

Received, The resignation of Henry Pemiington in Writing 
who was elected by the People of the Eastern Precints at the 
Election held at Jacob Wilsons for the Commissioners in the 
Eastern Precints of Baltimore, who was also qualified before 
James Wilson Esqr, and declined serving as a Commissioner of 
the Eastern Precints of Baltimore. 

Resolved. That the Commissioners adjourn until Monday 
next at one O'Clock P M the 8th Inst in order to go into an 
Election to fill the Vacancy Occurred by the Resignation of 
Henry Pennington. 

by Order 

JAMES C DEW Clk 

BALTIMORE EASTERN PRECINTS COMMIS- 
SIONERS OFFICE. 

March 8th 1813. 

John Schunk being duly qualified before James Wilson Esqr 
appeared & took his Seat. 
Commissioners met. 

Hezekiah Price "^ 

John M Smith 

A 4.\ -\/r-+ i, n \- Present. 
Arthur Mitchell f 

John Schunk 

And went into an Election of a Commissioner to fill the Va- 
cancy Occured by the Resignation of Henry Pennington. 



30 RECORDS OF 

George Millemon was duly Elected a Commissioner of the 
Eastern Prescints of Baltimore. 

Adjourned until Thursday next. 

by order 

JAMES C DEW. Clk 

BALTIMORE COUXTY EASTERN PRECIXTS 
COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

March llth 1S13. 

George Millemon duly Elected and qualified before James 
"Wilson Esqr, took his seat. 

Commissioners Met. 

Hezekiah Price ^i 

John M Smith 

Arthur Mitchel ^Present. 

John Schunk 

George Millemon J 

And Proceeded to an Election of Chairman Ilezekiah Price 
was duly Elected Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of 
the Eastern Precints of Baltimore. 

Received a Petition from the Property Holders on Brittoi, 
Street to grade. Level, \- Pave, tV Condemn the said Britton 
Street from York Road to the line of the said Precints on the 
Brow of Gallows or Blue Ball Hills, and Ordered the same to 
be advertised until the 12th April next at ."> O'clock P M. 

Rt'xnh'pd. That the Property Holders in the Eastern Pre- 
cints of Baltimore where the Streets have been Paved be Xoti- 
h'ed to have the Footways Paved on or before the 1st June next, 
otherwise the Commissioners of the Eastern Precints of Balti- 
more will have the same Paved agreeable to Law. 

bv 



BALTIMORE- CITV. 31 

BALTIMORE COUNTY EASTERN PRECIXTS 
COM MI SSI OXERS OFFICE 

March 18. is 13. 
Commissioners met. 

' Hezekiah Price ^j 

John Schunk 

A ..i TI/T-.L i 11 r Present. 
Arthur Mitchell [ 

Geo Millemon \ 

After Reading over the Proceedings of the last meeting Ex- 
amined Accounts Viz. 

Barnet Kitts 

John Hussebaugh 

Win Sutton 

Charles R Pindle 

Sol Brown or Martin Bowers 

Joseph Roache 

Peter Grant 

Ilcxol red. That the several accounts be collected by distress 
and Sale of the Goods and Chatties of the within Xamed Per- 
sons, Provided any Goods and Chatties can be found agreeable 
to Law. 

Received A Petition from the Property Holders on Asquith 
Street to Grade, Level, Pave, and Establish the Corners, fix 
the Bonnderys thereof, and Condemn the same a Publick High 
way for Ever, from the City Line near Pi"\ Street to the exten- 
tion of Asquith Street on the Brow of Gallows or Blue Ball 
Hills, where the said Aisquifh Street forms an Angle with the 
old Ilarford Road and ordered the same to be Advertised until 
Tuesday the 20th of April next at 10 O'clock P M. 

Rexolced. That the Commissioners adjourn until the 12th o1 
April next at 3 O'Clock P M on Britton Street. 

by order 

JA.MKS C DEW. ( 'Ik 

BALTIMORE, Oth March 1813 

At an Election held in the Eastern Precincts of Baltimore 
For live Commissioners for Said Precincts the following Per- 
sons were dulv Elected John. M. Smith, John Schunk Wil- 



32 RECORDS OF 

liam Wallis and Adam Denmead and James Foster who were 
on the 8th day of March 1815 duly qualified before James 
Wilson A Justice of the peace for Baltimore County 

and on the Same day they formed a hoard and Elected Adam 
Denmead Chairman of the Board of Commissioners the Board 
then went into the election of a Clerk when Henery Hardesty 
was unanimously elected, and he was duly qualified before James 
Wilson a Justice of the peace for Baltimore County. 

John Schunk and John. M. Smith was appointed by the 
Board to Call on James. C. Dew the former Clerk to deliver to 
them the Books, Accompts, and all the papers belonging to the 
Commissioners 

BALTIMOEE March 10th 181o 

Eastern precincts Commissioners met at the house of John M 
Smith in green Street. O. T. 

Adam Denmead 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

Received Henery Hardestry Resignation in writing as Clerk 
to the Eastern precincts Commissioners. Xicholas Burke was 
nominated, and, duly elected Clerk and Collector for the insu- 
ing year and Regularly qualified before James Wilson a Justice 
of the peace for Baltimore County, and commenced to discharge 
the duties of his office on Same day 

Motion made and Seconded and unanimously Adopted that 
the office of the Commissrs Shall be kept at Xo 78 Liberty 
Street in Said precincts. O. T. 

licKolrcfl that the Board of Commissioners pay Xicholas 
Burke thirty dollars Rent for aroom to keep there office in for 
the insuing year 

the Business of the meeting being gone through the Board 
adjourned 

By order 

XICHOLAS BTKKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 13th March 1815 
Commissioners met by order 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M. Smith | Commissioners 

John Schunk 



William Wallis 
James Foster 



]) re a sent 



the purport of the meeting is to meet anote due on the Frank- 
lin Bank of Baltimore 

and after due deliberation Resolved that the note be Re- 
duced by paying five hundred dollars on the note and have 
anote disconted for two hundred dollars Resolution agreed 
to the Board adjourned to meet again to morrow 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 14th March 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjormnent 

John. M. Smith ^ 

John Schunk 

William Wallis |>P^asent 

James Foster 

Motion made and Seccoiied and Carried that John. M. Sin-t 1 ! 
take the Chair, and the preceding of the last meeting being 
Read the Board preceded to Business,, the paving of Aisquith 
Street in order and after due deliberation Resolved that pub- 
lick Notice be given in one of the news papers of Baltimore four 
times between this time and the 23rd of the preasent month at 
3 oclock in the Evening for Seperate proposals for paving Said 
Aisquith St, Resolution agreed to the Board adjourned to 
meet on 23rd inst at 3 oclock. p. m. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



34 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE March 23rd 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

Adam Denmead "^ 

John. M. Smith | Commissioners 

John Schunk 

William Wallis preasent 

James Foster j 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded to 
Business Motion made and Secconed and Carried that Wil- 
liam Wallis and James Foster be a committee to waite on Sol- 
lacoffer and others, to knoAv if they wculd permit a street to be 
opened through there property on the East Side of Aisquith 

Resolved that publick notice be given in one of the news pa- 
pers of the City of Baltimore that the Commissioners will meei 
on the 25th of April next at 9 oclock in the morning to perma- 
natelv fix the grade of Aisquith 

Resolved that Cry c^r Ilet/ler pave Aisquith Agreeable to then- 
proposal 

James Baker was nominted and duly Elected Serveyor to the 
Eastern precincts Commissioners for the insuing vear 

the Board ajorned to nicer again on the 2<Sth march IS 15 
By order 

NICHOLAS BTRKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE March 2Sth 1S15 
Commissioners met as pei- adjornment 

Adam Denmead 1 

John M. Smith ( 'ommissioners 

John Schunk 

William Wallas ! preasent 

James Foster I 

the preceding of the lasl meet ing Being Read the Sell lenient 
of t lie Books before t lie Boa I'd 

I'exolred that James. C. I )e\v Settle his accompfs and adjust 
the Books for the last three vears that being up to the 4 march 



BALTIMORE CITY. 35 

1815 the time of his Clerkship and then lay them before the 
Boad for examination It was then agreed on by the Board & 
James. C. Dew that the two last years office Rent up to the 
4th inarch 1815 be at thirty dollars per year 
the Board adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE ('Ik 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE -3rd April 1815 
Commissioners met By order 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M. Smith | Commissioners 

John Schunk 

"William Wallis preasent 

James Foster I 

the preceding of the last meeting Being Read the Board pro- 
ceded to examine the Supplement to an act Entitled an act to 
appoint Commissioners to grade level pave and Repair the 
Streets Square lanes and alleys in that part of the Eastern pre 
cincts of Baltimore therein discribed 

Required that the Board of Commissioners withe the Clerk 
waite on lawyer Heath to have his opinion of the law and Sup- 
plement for the Eastern precincts of Baltimore 

Resolved that the Clerk precede against all persons indebted 
to the Commissioners as the lawyer imployed may direct 

Received Apetition from the property holders on Liberty 
Street old Town, praying that the Well in front of Mrs proc- 
tors property may be Cleaned out and apump put iherein 

the Said petition acted on in due form 

Resolved that John Bandel Clean out Said well and put anew 
pump rhreein and Such other work as may be necessary To 
Complete the Same 

the Board adjorned to meet again on Wednesday at '5 oclock 
in the Evening 

By order 

XICHOI.AS BTRKK ( 'Ik 



36 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE, 5th April 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 
Adam Denmead 
John. M. Smith 
John S chunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded to 
examine the well in liberty Street as petitioned for and from 
that to a seller in potters Street Owned by Mr. White which is 
in abad situation 

Resieved a petition from alexander Turner one from thomas 
Leaman one from Moses. G. Smith and one from Frederick 
Ellender for the Situation of Superindent of Chimney Sweeps 

Resolved that the Superindent of Chimney Sweeps pay for his 
license thirty dollars per year 

Resolved that the Sum of thirty dollars shall be paid into the 
hands of the Chairman of the Board of Commissioners by the 
Superindent of Chimney Sweeps previous to entering on the 
discharge of the duties of his office for the benefit of the 
Eastern precincts of Baltimore 

Resolved that the Superindent of Chimney Sweeps Give Bond 
to the amount of one bundled dollars With aproved Security to 
the Board of Commissioners for the Eastern precincts of Balti- 
more for the faithfull performance of his duty 

Resolved that it Shall be the duty of the Superintend of Chim- 
ney Sweeps for the Eastern precincts of Baltimore to Render 
quarterly begining on the first of may to the Board of Commis- 
sioners acorrect account of all the Chimneys Sweep and all 
moneys Reed thereon designating the nomber of one two three 
and four Stories and further it Shall be his duty on any 
Chimney taking fire he shall Emediately make Report thereof 
at the office of the Commissioners Specifying the Cause thereof; 
Went into the examination of the Several petitions for the Sit- 
uation of Superintend of Chimney Sweep and after due deliber- 
ation went into Ballot and on Counting the votes ?\Toses. G. 
Smith had three votes and Alexander turner two 



BALTIMORE CITY. 37 

Moses. G. Smith was duly Elected Superintend of Chimney 
Sweeps for the Eastern precincts of Baltimore the Clerk was 
orderd to notify him of his appointment the Board adjorned to 
meet on the 8th April 1815 ordered that the property holders 
on Green Street be notified to pave their foots ways on or before 
the first of June next 

By order 

NICHOLAS BUKKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 8th April 1815 

Commissioners met as per adjornnient 

Adam Denmead "^ 
John. M. Smith Commissioners 
John Schunk f preasent 

William Wallis j 

after Reading the preceding of the last meeting proceded to 
Business Received apetitioii from the property holders on 
Green Street praying that the well in front of the property 
formaly Belonged to Mr Buckhannan near the Bend in Said 
green Street may be Cleaned out and apump put therein 
Acted on in due form 

Resolved that John Bandel Clean out and put anew pump in 
Said well 

Resolved that the Clerk precede forthwith to Close the acmpts 
011 the following Streets as our lawyer may direct Potters Street 
Green Street union Street Hartford Street Liberty Street McEl- 
derry Street and french Street and the alley 

the Board adjo'ned. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



38 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 10th April 1815 
Commissioners By order met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

John Schunk I Commss. preasent 

William Wallis 



J 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; proseded 
to Business 

the perport of the meeting of the Board was to Examine the 
old accounts as Rendered by James. C. Dew the former Clerk to 
the Eastern precincts Commissioners of Baltimore James. C. 
Dew preasent and after Some Interrogatorys and explicatives 
the partys not Not Clearly understanding each other and not 
Likely to Settle to their Satisfaction ; the partys agreed to leave 
the Settlement of the Accounts to Referees the Board Choose 
Mr Benjamin Bond on their part, and James. C. Dew Choose 
Mr Henery Hardisty on his part, and if the, the Referees 
Could not agree they calld in athird person the partys agreed 
to abide by the decision of the Referees 
the Board adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 19th April 1815 

the Commissioners met By order for the porpose of leveing 
the pump tax on South liberty Street 
Adam Denmead ^ 
John M Smith Commiss 

John Schunk 

William Wallis ! Preasent 
James Foster I 

And after Reading the Procedings of the last meting; preceded 
to South liberty Street; and after Examining the Situation of 
the porperty on Both Sides of Said Street from McElderes 



BALTIMORE CITY. 39 

Street up to nessisity alley and up the north East Side of Said 
alley to a frain house owned by T. Kirk of Oiscle County, and 
Acted on the Same in due form 

Resolved that each lot c\: tennament pay three dollars Each in 
the above mentioned limmets, twenty five feet of vacant ground 
not Built on to pay three dollars : and every twenty five feet 
within the aforesaid limmits to pay three dollars more or less 
of unimproved ground in proportion 

Resolved that the following be published W ABBAS on the 10th 
day of march 1815 Nicholas Burke was duly appointed Clerk 
and Collector to the Board of Commissioners for the Eastern 
precincts of Baltimore ; lie is hereby Authorized to Collect all 
moneys now due or Which may hereafter Become due for any 
act done by the Board, 

Persons indebted to the Board are Requested and Respecfully 
Solicied to make immedeate payment to the Clerk 

adjorned to go on Britton Street for to examine if the work 
is done in aworkman like inaner; and found the Avork of said 
Street done to their Satisfaction 

By Order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 25th April 1815 
Adam Denmead ^ 
John M Smith 
John Schunk Lpreasent 



William Wallis 
James Foster 



J 



Commissioners met as per advertisement To grade Aisquith 
Street the City Commissioners preasent the City Commis- 
sioners was of opinion that Simpson had not been paid for his 
lot through which the street is to Run ; therefore they had no 
legal Right to enter on said lot as apublick high Way, the Com- 
missioners adjorned; the grading of Aisquith Street until they 
had Some further information Respecting Simpson lot ; and 
procedid to Britton Street in Conjuntion and after Examining 
that part of Britton Street that intersects the vork Road and 



40 RECORDS OF 

City line the Commissioners agreed that the City Commissioners 
Shold pave up with the Center of the old harford Road to 
the center of Britton Street and down the Center of Britton 
Street across the york Road to the Center of french Street the 
Eastern precincts Commissioners to have the precincts part 
paved. 

Receved apetition from the heirs of McElderry to Condemn 
three new Streets by names of Jacksons Orlenes and Jeffesons 
Streets ; and ordered publick notice to be given that the Eastern 
precincts Commissioners will meet the 26th may 1815 at 2 
oclock P. M to Condemn Said Streets as publicks high ways for 
ever 

adi'orned untel 2 oclock p. m. 

2 v clock p. m. : Commissioners met again for the purpose 
of levying the pump tax on the new pump pump on green Street 
near the Bend in Said Street 
Adam Denmead 



John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 



Commissioners 



preasent 



procedid to green Street and after due deliberation devided 
Said Street into districts the district and levy for the new 
pump is .as follows Samuel Williams four dollars Mrs Cole four 
dollars Gedian dickerson four dollars John Kipp four dollars 
Patrick ward four dollars David wilson five dollars Patrick 
Mcgee Seven dollars Joshu Dorsey Seven dollars John Grays 
four dollars antony Eagon or Samuel frenches heirs three dol- 
lars and fifty Cents James Donalley three dollars and fifty Cents 
Solloman Johnson three dollars John M Smith four dollars 
adam Denmead four dollars Elijah Ilutton three dollars and 
fifty Cents Mrs pence three dollars and fifty Cents Mr Foreman 
three dollars and Seventy five Cents John anderson four dollars 
Samuel Russel Six dollars peter Roberts five dollars the two next 
houses and lots belomng to Some unknown person or persons 
four dollars each Frederick Hoffman four dollars Mrs Harper 
three dollars ('apt Bennett Six dollars William Stansbury Seven 
dollars; which Comprises the district and levy 



BALTIMORE CITY. 41 

Resolrcd that Thomas Jones and William. P. Mills be notified 
to Remove amiisance which is on the Back part of their prop- 
erty between potters and liberty Street; and in Case they or 
Either of them Refuse or neglect to Remove the above men- 
tioned nuisance the nuisance law Shall be inforsed against them 
or Either of them as the case may be - 

Rexolred that the Clerk procede forthwith against any person 
or persons that Refuse to pay the pump tax by warrent or any 
other mode that the law directs 

Resolved that the Clerk obtain from the County Clerks office 
a plat of aisquith Street as Condemned by the Commissioners 
for that purpose 

the Board adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 6th may 1815 
Commissioners Met by order 
Adam Denmead ^ 
John M Smith Commissioners 

John Schunk I 
William Wallis Preasent 
James Foster I 

and after Reading the proceding of the last meeting commenced 
Business 

made inquire into the Conduct of the Chimney Sweep elect, 
upon Examination was found that he had gone contrary to his 
instructions from the Board of Commissioners by Sweeping 
Chimneys in Said precincts before he was liccned and Com- 
plyed with aResolve of this Board on the 5th april IS 15 that 
before the Superindent of Chimney Sweeps Enters on the 
dutys of the office of Sweeping Chimneys he shall Pay into the 
hands of the Chairman of this Board thirty dollars for the 
benefit of the Eastern precincts of Baltimore and Shall be 
licened; and further when acting with out any authority his 
conduct was Such that the Board is of opinion they would not 
be justifiable in licensing him 



42 RECORDS OF 

therefore Resolved that this Board will not license Moses G 
Smith Superindent of Chimney Sweeps for the Eastern pre- 
cincts of Baltimore 

Resolved that the Board meet on the 9th may 1815 at three 
oclock. P. M. for to assertain the intersection of the old York 
Hoard and Aisquith Street; and that the Clerk notify James 
Baker Serveyor to the Commissioners and Request his attend- 
ance 

Resolved that no moneys from this day forth Shall be paid 
by the Clerk to any person or persons Which the Board may 
be indebted to for any act of the Board unless he she or they 
have and order Signed by the Chairman of this Board; and in 
Case it Shold So happen that the Chairman of this Board 
Shold have to be absent he is hereby authorized and directed 
to appoint any one of the Board Chairman protein pore who 
Shall have the Same powers as the Chairman of this Board 
untill his Return to his duties as Chairman of the Board 

Resolved that those persons that have nuisance on their lot 
be notified to fill up the Same other wise the law v ill be put in 
forse against them 

the Board adjorned to meet on the 9th at 3 oclock. p. in. 
By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 9th May 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

Adam Denmead "^ 

John M Smith i Commissioners 

William Wallis f Preasent 
John Schunk 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; preceded 
to Business 

Commissioned alexander Turner Superindent of Chimney 
Sweeps; after he had complyed with the Regulations of the 
Board 



BALTIMORE CITY. 43 

Resolved that moneys due to the E. P. C. now nearly three 
years that has been put into the hands of Mr Heath to institute 
Suits against delequints and has riot been proceded against, 
Shall be put in to the hand of Some other lawyer the Commis- 
sioners with their Serveyor proceded to asertain the intersection 
of the old york Road and and aisquith they Started at the 
intersection of aisquith Street and Harford Street; and took 
their Corses as laid out by the Commissioners appointed for 
that purpose and found the intersection of the old york Hoard 
Road and aisquith to be Correct 

adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 17th May 1815 

Commissioners met per order for the purpose of grading 
Aisquith Street ; and owing to the inclemmency of the weather 
Could not grade the Same and proceded to other Business 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John. M. Smith ' Commissioners 

John Schunk f Preasent 
William Wallis 

Received apetition From the Property holders on Liberty 
Street north of McElderry Street for to have the pump Re- 
paired near Michels Bandels Property on liberty street 

Resolved that Said pump be Repaired as petitioned for and 
Rewired that John Bandel Repair the Same 

adjorned to meet again on monday next at three oclock in 
the afternoon 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



44 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 22nd May 1815 

Commissioners met by order on Aisquith Street in Conjunc- 
tion with the City Commissioners on that part of aisquith 
Street which lays in the City 

John M Smith ^ Eastern Precincts 
John Schunk 

William Wallis f Commissioners 
James Foster \ preasent 

Henery Stofer ~"| City 
Hinson ^ Comss 

Fernarden j preg _ 

And after Sundry Experiment 

Resolved that the grade Commence at the Cerb Stone of Pitt 
Street and assend one inch in ten feet to the Center or there- 
abouts of anew Street layd out by Simpson one hundred and 
forty feet distance from Cerb Stone north side of pitt Street 

Adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 26th may 1815 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M Smith | Comss 

John Schunk 



William Wallis 
James Foster 



preasent 



Commissioners met as per advertizemcnt to Condemn three 
ne\v Streets as petition for by thomas McElderrys Heirs 
preceded to Condemn the said streets 

First; Jackson Street to Commence 142 feet <! indies from 
the South Corner of hollins Street which will Strike and pass 
liv the South Corner of the hike thomas McElderrvs Brick 



BALTIMORE CITY. 45 

dwelling house at the distance of one hundred and forty two 
feet Six inches from the South west Corner of hollins Street 
thence north eighty eight East unto harford Street thence South- 
erly fifty feet parlel with aisquith Street thence with astraight 
line to aisquith Street thence northwardly fifty feet Binding on 
aisquith Street to the place of begining Jackson Street to be 
fifty feet wide 

Second, Orleans Street to Commence at the distance of 
thirty nine feet three inches from the north west Corner of 
Mrs Elversons brick house on aisquith Street To the South west 
Corner of Orleans Street thence north Eighty Eight East to 
harford Street thence Southerly forty feet parlel with aisquith 
Street ; thence with astraight line to aisquith Street ; thence 
Southerly binding on aisquith Street forty feet to the place of 
Beginning Orleans Street to be forty feet wide. 

third ; Jeffersons Street to begin at the north west Corner of 
Harmanious alricks Brick house on aisquith Street; thence 
north Eighty Eight East to harford Street ; thence northwardly 
parlel Avith aisquith Street Sixty feet ; thence with astraight 
to Aisquith Street ; thence Southerly Sixty feet Binding on 
Aisquith Street to the place of begining Jefferson Street to be 
Sixty feet wide the above named three Streets; Condemned as 
publick high ways for ever 

then preceded to the unfinished business of Aisquith Street ; 
and after Sundry Experiments Resolved that the grade Com- 
mence at the distance of one hundred and forty feet from the 
Orb Stone north Side pitt St to meet the grade established by 
the ( 'ity Commissioners and Eastern Precincts Commissioners 
in Conjunction on the 22nd may 1815 from thnece to McEl- 
derry Street which is four hundred and forty five feet to desend 
one inch in ten feet which will Sink the top of the Cerb Stone 
Eleven and alialf inches below anail drove in the South West 
Corner post of Aisquith and McElderry Streets ; from thence 
two hundred and Sixty five feet to assend one inch in ten feet ; 
( Except McElderry Street which is to be level across ; ) from 
thence to the South west Corner of low street, to desend one inch 
in ten feet ; Avhieh Avill Bring the top of the Cerb Stone Six 
inches above the preasent Sui'face of the ground; from thence 
across IOAV Street to be level from the north Avest Corner of 



46 RECORDS OF 

low street to assend with a Regular grade to the line of harford 
Street; from thense to have the desend of the foot way on 
the South Side of harford Street unto the gutter 

Resolved that "Wm Wallis and James Foster is hereby ap- 
pointed and autherised to Superindent the paving of Aisquith 
Street - the Cirb Stone to show nine inches 

adjorned 

By order 

XICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXCTS COMMISSIOXERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 6th June 1815 
Commissioners Per order met 
Adam Denmead ~\ 
John M Smith | Commissioners 
John Schunk 

William Wallis i Preasent 
James Foster I 

Proceded to Britton Street to Servay Several lot of ground 
which had been paved by Cry & Hetzler at the Request of John 
Diffenderffer & James Stirling and upon Servayin the Several 
lots of found all Correct except James Sterlings Bill Which was 
over Charged Sixty Six dollars ordered the Said Sixty Six 
dollars be Deducted from James Sterlings Bill 

Resolved that William Wallis is hereby authorized to proced 
forthwith to employ aperson or persons to pave the foot ways 
of Delinquents on (ireen Street as ordered to be notified to 
have their foot way paved on or before the first of .June IS 15 

Rcsolrcd that the Property holders on union potters and low 
Street be notified to have their foots ways paved on or before 
the 10th day of July next otherwise the Commissioners will 
pave the Said foot ways agreeable to law 

the following notice a pea red in the american of the 10th of 
June 1815 

owners of property on union Potters and low Streets from 
the City line near Bridge Street to the City line near pitt 
Street and from the Citv line on low Street to union Street Are 



BALTIMORE CITY. 47 

heareby notified to have their foots ways paved on or before 
the 10th of July next otherwise the Commissioners will have 
the Said foot ways Paved agreeable to law 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 17th June 1815 
Commissioners met by order 

In Consequence of Receiveing acommunication from the 
City Commissioners Respectining french and Britton Streets 
and the alterations on the york Road 

John M. Smith ^ 
John Schunk Commissioners 

William Wallis ( Preaset 
James Foster 

the Chairman not being preasent motion made Seceoned and 
Carried that James Foster take the Chair, the Chair Being 
taken preceded to Examine the Communication from the City 
Commissioners, and after due Deliberation 
ordered that the following note be addressed to the City Com- 
missioners 
Gentlemen 

your Communication of the 13th inst Having been laid before 
the Commissioners And observing it to Command or order the 
performance of Several duties the propriety of which wee Can- 
not at preasent accede to; have to Request your Board will 
appoint a time for apersonal Conference; in hopes that the 
present difficulty may in part or Entirely be Removed and 
Remain yours & C. 

By order of the Board. 

Resolved that the following notice be published Respecting 
nuisances 

Frequent Complaints having been made Repecting nuisance 
property Holders, agents and inhabitants of the Eastern pre- 
cincts are hereby notified to have all nuisances Removed that is 
or hereafter may Be on their property or possession forthwith 



48 RECORDS OF 

otherwise delinquents will be delt with According to the pro- 
visions of the nuisance law The above notice appeared in the 
American 

adjourned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 24th June 1815 

Commissioners met by order in Consequence of Recieving 
anote of invitation from the City Commissioners to meet them 
at their office 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M Smith j Commissioners 

John Schunk 



William Wallis 
James Foster 



Present 



preceded to Examine Said note and After Due deliberation 
found it Would not be conveinant to meet on monday next at 11 
oclook A M. as invited therefore Resolved that the following 
note be addressed to the City Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

your note of invitation to attend at your office on monday next 
has Been Recieved Wee therefore inform you you it is not 
convenient to meet at the time you have appointed But when 
Convenient will give timely notice 

motion made Seconed and Carried that there Be a Board 

Cl ci ^ T * 

therefore Resolved that this Board meet Weekly and the day 
of meeting Shall be on Every thursday at two oclock in the Aft- 
ernoon 

information had been given Respecting Several nuisances 

James Foster William Wallis and John M. Smith was ap- 
pointed to examine Said nuisances and Report to the Board if 
they ware nuisances as Reported 

Reported that Win II Cole has two prives in astate of nui- 
sance ordered that Said Cole be notified to have the same Re- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 



49 



moved Reported that John Richard Isaac Brooks Wm Weeb 
and george Kurk has anuisance on Each of their possessions 
Ordeied that the above named persons be notified to Kemovc 
Said nuisances 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PREC1XCTS COMMISSIONERS. OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 29th June 1815 
Commissioners met 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

Chairman not present moved Seconed and Carried that John 
M Smith take the Chair the Chair being taken proced to 
Business 

Received a writeii notice Complaining of anuisance that is 
on Mrs Bennets and Isaac McCratons lots John Smith and 
william wallis to Examined the said lots ; and Reported that 
there is anuisance on Mrs Bennets lot and ordered She or her 
agent be notified to Remove the Same 

Reported that Isaac McCratons lot is not in astate of nui- 
sance 

in their Avay Examined alot of Robert McCule Reported that 
Said lot is in astate of nuisance on friendship St. Ordered 
that Robert McCule be notified to Remove the Same 

City Commissioners met at the office of Eastern Precincts 
Commissioners for the purpose of Consulting the Eastern Pre- 
cincts Commissioners on the Best plan to Remove the difficultes 
that is Complained of on the City part of french Street and 
after Some Conversation agreed to meet on the groun on Satur- 
day next 1st July at 4 o'clock. P. M. 

adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



50 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 1st July 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjoriimet 

Adam Denmead ""j 

John Sclmnk i Commissioners 

William Wallis (Present 

James Foster 

and proceded to french Street and met the City Commissioners, 
and after Some Conversation the Eastern Precincts Commis- 
sioners agree to have the gutter Cleaned out on the Precinct 
Side that is to Say north side of french St. then Proceded to 
Examine the Sewer and found it in avery Bad State But for 
want of funds and the ground at the entranse of alley on Brit- 
tons Street being Claimed as private property determined noth- 
ing as final Repecting the Sewer 
adjorne 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 6th July 1815 
Commissioners met 

William Wallis ] Commiss 

John M. Smith I Present 
not having a quorum adjorned 
By order 

NICHOLAS BTKKK Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 13th July is 15 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead ^ 

John M Smith j Commss 

William Wallis (' Present 

James Foster 



BALTIMORE CITY. .Jl 

and after Reading the Preceding of the last meeting Preceded 
to Business 

Resolved that wm wallis be and he is hereby Authorized to 
procede forthwith to have the foots Ways of delinquents paved 
on union potters and Low Street Resolved that win wallis 
be and he is hereby authorized to have the glitter north Side 
of french Street Cleaned out on the Best terms he can Re- 
solved that John Cipp be notified to have anisance Occationed 
by his privy on alley Back of potters Street Removed 

Resolved that all persons on Said alley be notified To keep 
that part of the alley opposet there possissions Clean or- 
dered that heirs of thomas McElderrys ; Bill be made out and 
Rendered for payment the Expences of Condemning three 
new Streets namely Jacksons Orleans and Jeffersons Streets 

Resolved that Arthur Mitchel be notified that legal preced- 
ing will be Resorted to if he obstructs the passage of the water 
passing on french Street to go down Center Street to Jones's 
Falls 

Resolved that David mum ma be notified that legal preceding 
will be Resorted to if he obstructs the passage of the water 
passing on Britton Street to go down the alley ajoining his 
property and into the Sewer 

Resolved that Wm. Wallis be and he is hereby appointed to 
Superintend the Repairing of the old Joppy Road at the inter- 
section of Said Roard and fells point maket Street Road 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 20th July lSir> 
Commissioners met 

John S chunk 
John M Smith 
acoram not being present 
adjourned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



52 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN" PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 22nd July 1815 
Commissioners met By order 

John M Smith ^ 

John Schunk ] Commss 

Wm Wallis I, 

James Foster j presant 

Adam Denmead 

Commissioners meet for the porpose of fixing on the price 
for paving aisquith Street Cry & Hetzler not attending the 
prices was not fixt on 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 25th July 1815 

two Commissioners meet John M. Smith and "VVm Wallis 
ordered that the porson or persons owning the priveys at the 
head of nessesssety alley which is in a state of nuisance be 
notified to have the Said nuisance Removed 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 27th July 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead ^ 

,.,,. Commissioners 

William Wallis >-_ 

T , [ Preasent 

J ames r oster J 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded 
to Business 

licxolved that Joshua Smith be notified to fill his lot on 
union Street so as to Remove anuisance which is thereon 

Resolved that one cent be leved on each square foot of pav- 
ing on aisquitli Street to defray necessary Expences 

preceded to assess the Kxpence of Repairing north liberty 
Street pump near Michels Bandels property 



BALTIMORE CITY. 53 

Resolved that the property Holders be assessed as follows 
Heirs of James Hammond one dollar and Sixty nine Cents 
Heirs of Duncan mcColum fifty six Cents John. W. Glen 
one dollar and Sixty nine Cents Win Cole two dollars and 
twenty five Cents John Halm two dollars and twenty five Cents 
Michel Bandel fifty six Cents Mrs Graham two dollars and 
twenty five Cents Aquilla Carroll four dollars and fifty 
Cents Spindlow Williams two dollars and twenty five Cents 
Win Graham four dollars and fifty Cents Michel Bandel 
four dollars and fifty Cents Charles R. pindell two dollars 
and twenty five cents Aquilla Carroll two twenty five Cents 
James Gallowmay four Dollars and fifty Cents Harrison 
wells fifty nine Cents James Foster two Dollars eighty One 
Cents Mathew Williams two dollars twenty five Cents Joseph 
Henson two dollars twenty five Cents Prisillia morrison two 
Dollars twenty five Cents Wm Bandel two Dollars twenty five 
Cents Nicholas Burke two Dollars twenty five Cents Mr 
Green Survayor one dollar twelve & half Cents 
adjorned by Order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 2nd august 1815 
Eastern Precincts Commissioners met By order 

Adam Demnead 
John M. Smith 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

and after Reding the preceding of the last meting proceded to 
Business 

Resieved apititian from the property holders on Aisquith 
Street praying that the pump and well near James P. wates 
may be Repaired in asubstantial manner 

Resolved that Said pump and well be Repaired and that John 
Bandell Repair the Same 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



54 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 3rd august 1815 
Eastern Precincts Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

William Wallis 

James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding preceding last meeting no 
business Being Before the Bord adjorned 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 10th August 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

John S chunk 

William wallis 

James Foster 

there being no business before the Board adjourned 

by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 17th August 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead "^ 
John Schunk [^ Commissioners 

William Wallis f Present 
Jamas Foster 

preceded to levy the pump tax on aisquith Street pump near 
James. P. Waites property on Said Street ; as petitioned by pe- 
tition baring date 1st august 1815 and Received and acted on 
the 2nd august 1815 and ordered to be Repaired by John Ban- 
del in the manner petitioned for and after due Deliberation 



BALTIMOKK CITY. 55 

Resolved that the following persons be taxed as follows 
Mr. Sallanave fifty Cents Mrs. Provost fifty Cents John M 
Cane fifty Cents Widdow McCormiek fifty Cents Robert Allen 
fifty Cents John Akely fifty Cents Ilnnyon Harris fifty Cents 
Mr. Jackson fifty Cents, Mr Stevens fifty Cents Frederick El- 
lender fifty Cents John McKini two dollars and fifty Cents 
Xathaniel Drigg one dollar and fifty Cents Mrs French one 
dollar and fifty Cents John W. Glenn one dollar William Vance 
three dollars, Daniel Conn two Dollars Mrs. MeElderry one 
dollar John McElderry three dollars dollars George milliman 
one dollar and fifty Cents William Waite one dollar and fifty 
Cents James P. Waite one dollar and fifty Cents Jesse Heslip 
one dollar and fifty Cents Isaac Smiley one dollar and fifty 
Cents Mr. moode or Elliotts heirs one dollar and fifty Cents 
I);ivid Gushard one dollar and fifty Cents Mrs. Elverson heirs 
one dollar Durias Stansbnry two Dollars on hollins Street 
Mr Elliott fifty Cents George milliman fifty Cents Mrs McEl- 
derry fifty Cents Henery Cook heirs fifty Cents James McCor- 
mick fifty Cents peter Bennett fifty Cts 

Hull Roow on (ilens alley James Steward fifty Cents Mr 
Davis fifty Cents phillip moode fifty Cents A. C. knhn one 
Dollar 

Resolved that John McCleoud be notified to have annisance 
Removed that is occationed by his priveys betwen potters and 
liberty Street 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BTRKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 24th August 1815 
Commissioners met 
aeoram not being present adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



, TT .,-.. . I Commissioners 

William \\ alhs 

[ present 



56 KECORDS OF 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 26th August 1815 
Commissioners by order met 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting ; preceded 
to Examine the pavement on aisquith Street. 

adjorned to meet 011 the 28th august 1815 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 28th august 1815 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

John M Smith 

John Schunk 

William Wallis 

James Foster 

the Chairman not being present William Wallis was appointed 
Chairman for the Day the Chair being taken; the preceding 
of the last meeting was Read; then preceded to Aisquith Street, 
to Examine if an alteration would be of any advantage to said 
Street ; and an account of the partys unattendance proposing 
the alteration nothing was done; Commissioners Returned to 
their office 

Re.xolrfid that the Clerk procede against John. M. Kane if he 
dose not pay his Bill forthwith 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BTRKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. iH 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 31st August 1815 
Commissioners met 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

Adam Denmead : come after the Board was 

formed the Chairman not being present James Foster was 
appointed Chairman for the day the Chair being taken; the 
preceding of the last meeting was Read ; and then preceded to 
Business ; the Situation of aisquith Street is such that if the 
persons Avho has their property paved in front by athority of the 
Commissioners ; will not pay their paving Bill forthwith the 
pavers must Stop paving 

therefore Resolved that the Clerk procede according to law as 
advised by our Counsel against all Delenquints owing money 
for paving forthwith ; and make a return of such Delen- 
quints next Board day ; Recieved of Clem Burke a complaint 
against Charles Baccus Respecting anuisance which is on his 
property Received a petition from the property holders on 
harford Street to have a pump Repaired; acted on in due form 
Resolved that John Bandel Repair the Said pump 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 7th September 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

William Wallis 

James Foster 

John Schunk 

John M Smith 

after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; preceded to 
Business 

Resolved that the property holders on liberty and McElderry 
Street be notified to have their foot way paved on or before the 



58 KECORDS OF 

10th Day of October next otherwise the Eastern Precinct Com- 
missioners will pave the Said footway in Conformity to an 
act of the General Assembly of Maryland passed for that pur- 
pose 

Resolved that Mr Rogers be notified to have anuisance Re- 
moved which is on his property near unon Street 

Resolved that Ruben Ross be notified to Dig down his foot 
way on McElderry Street 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BITRKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 14 Sept 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, preceded 
to Examine the following accounts Henery E Bayly or Charles 
Rogers Heirs, Elibeth Bradys or Dominick f rent-lies Heirs 
Jacob Gillard and John M Kane, and found them Correct- 
Received a petition from the property holders on holland 
Street; for Grading and paving Said Street 

Resolved that publick notice be given that the Commissioners 
will meet on the 14th October at 2 oclock P. M. for to Grade 
Said Street 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

E A STERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONS RS O F F ICE 

BALTIMORE 16th Septr IMS 
Commissioners by order met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

.John Schunk 

William Wallis 

James Foster 



BALTIMORE CITY. .051 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting ; preceded to 
Aisquith Street to Examine the Grade of Said Street and to 
assertain if an alteration would be of any advantage to the 
property on Said Street; and after due deliberation Resolved 
that the grade be so altered as to allow a scant inch in ten feet 
from Orleans Street to low Street ; so as to Raise the grade Six 
inches above the former grade at low Street 
Adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 21st Sept 1815 
Commissioners met 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

the Chairman not present; James Foster was apointed Chair- 
man for the day the Chair being taken ; the preceding of the 
last meting was Read ; preceded to Business 

Received a petition from daniel Conn and James Stirling 
praying that the Eastern precincts Commissioners will open and 
Condemn a street between the said Daniel Conn and James 
Stirling as agreed on by them selves; agreeable to a plat made 
out by James Baker at the instance of the above named partys 
ordered that publick notice be given that the Eastern Pre- 
cincts Commissioners meet on the 26th October next at 2 oclock 
P. M. to Condemn the Street petitioned for by Daniel Conn and 
James Stirling 

Resolved that Joshua moot Nicholas Gorsuch and the trustees 
of the Methodis Society be notified to have anuisanee Removed 
occsioned by their prives 

Resolved that the widow Ensor be notified to fill up her lot 
011 union Street to Remove anuisanee which is thereon 

Resolved that James Baker be paid the sum of fifty dollars 
as Soon as practable for his Servesses as Servayor to the Com- 
missioners up to this date ; adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



60 RECORDS OF 

EASTEKX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 28th Septr. 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

William Wallis 

James Foster 

John M Smith 

no business being Before the Boad adjorned to go and Exam- 
ine the work on Aisquith Street ; and from there to Examine 
the work Done by the Direction of the Eastern Precincts Com- 
missioners; at the intersection of the old Joppy Road and mar- 
ket Street Road leading from fells point 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKK Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 5th October 1815 
Commissioners met 

John M Smith 
Acorain not being present 
adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 12th October 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

John Sclmnk 

William Wallis 

;m<l after Reading llie proseding of the last proceded to Busi- 
ness; Recieved a petition from the inhabitants of mill and falls 
streets to have a pump Repaired acted on said petition in due 
torm; /{cxolrfid that John Bandel Repair Saul pump and well; 
Resolved that thomas (iorsuch be notified to have 
Removed which is on his lot on Bridge Street 



BALTIMORE CITY. 61 

Recieved a bill from John Holland for filling up Mrs Ensor's 
lot on union Street ordered to be paid when Collected $8 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 14th October 1815 

Commissioners met as per advertisemet to Grade holland 
Street 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
John S chunk 
William Wallis 
and after Sundry Experiments 

Resolved that the Grade Desend one and a quarter inches in 
ten feet from aisquith Street to the South East Corner of Mr 
Elliotts Brick house on said holland Street, the Remainder ot 
the grade posponed for further Consideration adjorned to go to 
the office ; met at the office Adam Denmead John M Smith John 
Schunk and William Wallis ; and on Reconsideration 

Resolved that we Reconsider the Grade of holland Street 
adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECrNCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 19th October 1815 
Commissioners met 

William Wallis 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 

the Chairman not present John M Smith was Chosen Chair- 
man for the day; the Chair being taken the preceding of the last 
meeting was Read and then preceded to Business 

Received a petition from the property holders on north 
friendship Street for Grading and paving the Same and on 
Examination found that they the petitioners had not a legal 
number of Signers ; and Said petition was not acted on 



62 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that we Reconsider the Resolve of the 14th of octo- 
ber 1815 Respecting the Grade of holland Street; therefore 
Resolred that the grade of holland Street. Commence at Ais- 
quith Street and Desend one inch and a quarter of an inch in 
ten feet to the South East Corner of Mr Elliotts Brick house on 
Said holland Street; and the Remainder of of the Grade pos- 
poned for further Consideration as stated in the preceding of 
the 14th of the present month 

adjorned by order 

XICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 23rd October 1815 
Commissioners met by order 

James Foster 
William Wallis 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 

the Chairman not present william wallis was Chosen Chair- 
man for the day; and then preceded to the intersection of ais- 
quith Street and low Street ; to Examine the Grade of aisquith 
Street at the above mentioned intersection and after Sundry 
Experiments Resolved that the Grade of aisquith Street Con- 
tinue on, the Same Grade it now Runs to a new Street laid out 
by Sollocoffer 

adjorned by order 

XICHOI.AS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFEICE 

H ALT I MORE 26th October 1815 
( 'ommissioners met 

John M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
with James Baker Scvayor 

the Chairman not present John M Smith \vas Chosen Chair- 
for the day the ( 'hair being taken the preceding of the hi si 



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BALTIMORE CITY. 63 

meeting was Read; and then preceded, to Condemn the Street 
petitioned for by Daniel Con and James Stirling as per adver- 
tisement Commencement on Aisquith Street north one and 
half Degrees west twenty feet nine inches the nine inches is sur- 
plas Ground belonging to the Eastate of the late thomas McEl- 
derry which nine inches is Given to the Street thence South 
Eighty Seven and a quarter degrees west one hundred feet 
thence north one and half Degrees west four feet Seven and half 
inches thence South Eighty Seven and a quarter west two hun- 
dred and forty nine feet nine inches thence south one and half 
Degrees East thirty feet thence north Eighty Seven and a 
quarter Degrees East two hundred and forty nine feet nine 
inches thence north one and half Degrees west four feet seven 
and half inches thence north Eighty Seven and a quarter De- 
grees East one hundred feet to the place of Beginning 

Reeieved a petition from the property holder on friendship 
Ship Street to Grade and pave the Same ; acted on the Said peti- 
tion in due form, Resolved that publick notice be given that the 
Commissioners will meet on the twenty fifth of November next 
to grade Said friendship Street at two oclock P. M. 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 31st October 1815 
Commissioners met By order 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, proceded 
to Bussiness the Bussiness Before the Board; the adjustment of 
the pump accounts on the following Streets Green Street South 
liberty Street and north liberty Street; which will appear by 
the Commissioners Books 

Reed a petition from the property holders on hulls alloy for 
Grading Said allev 



64 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that publick notice be given to those interested ; that 
the Commissioners will meet to grade hulls lane or alley on the 
30th of November next at 2 oclock P., M. 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 2nd November 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; preceding 
to Bussiness ; Examined the following accounts of persons on 
aisquith Street William vance, John McKim, John okley, Jesse 
heslip, David Gushard, James Stirling, John. M. Kane, and 
Jacob Gillard on on Britton Street ; and esued orders To the 
Sheriff of Baltimore County to Distress for the amounts of Each 
persons account 

Resolved that those persons on aisquith Street whoes foot 
ways wants filling, be notified to fill up the Same 
adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKK Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 9th November lSir> 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm Wallis 
James Foster 

preceded to Examine the following accounts Elizabeth Bra- 
diiy on Britton street margret Allen on Britton Street; the 
heirs ol' Mrs. Elversons on aisquith Street; James Ken on 



BALTIMORE CITY. 65 

green Street ; and Mr. Stevins on aisquith Street ; and ordered 
the above accounts to be placed in the shiriffs hands; acted 
on Cry & Hetzler proposal for paving friendship Street 

Resolved that wee agree to Cry & Hetzler proposal for pav- 
ing friendship Street 

Adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 16th November 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

John Schunk 

ordered that the Clerk Receive thomas poes notes for his 
paving on aisquith Street with thomas Barrett indorser in the 
following manner one in thirty days for fifty Dollars one in 
Sixty days for forty Dollars and one in ninety days for the 
Ballance with the iiitrest of the whole amount indued in the 
last note 

Received and acted 011 Cry <t Hetzler proposal for paving 
Holland Street 

Resolved that we agree to Cry & Hetzler proposal for paving 
holland Street 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 23rd November LSI 5 
Commissioners met 

Adam Den mead 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 

no business being before the Bord Discussed former preced- 
ing; and adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



66 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 25th November 1815 

Commissioners met as per advertisement to Grade friendship 
Street 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
James Foster 

the Chairman not being present James Foster \vas appointed 
Chairman for the day; and then preceded to friendship Street: 
and after Sundry Experiments Resolved that the Grad of 
friendship be one inch in ten feet from McElderrys Street to 
Mrs. proctors lot on Said friendship Street north of McElderry 
St. 

adjoned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 30th November 1815 

Commissioners met as per advertisemet to grade Hull lane 

Adam Den mead 

John M Smith 

John Schunk 

Wm. Wallis 

James Foster 

proced to Grade Hulls lane and after Sundry Experiments 

Resolved that the Grade Commence at aisquith Street and 
Descnd five and half inches in ten feet to the Southwest Corner 
of A. C. Kohn Brick bouse ajoining A three foot allev Runing 
northly Direction and from thence Avith Regular Grade to meet 
the Grade at Friendship Street 

Rp.solvfid that the Commissioners meet to morro\v at two 
oeloc.k I*. M. to locate friendship Street 

ajorned by order 

NICHOLAS BTKKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 67 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 1st December 1815 

Commissioners met as per adjornment to locate Friendship 
Street 

John. M. Smith^ 
John Schunk i James Baker 
Wm. Wallis f Survayor 

James Foster 

the Chairman was absent ; John M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day; and then proceded; to locate Said 
Friendship Street and after Sundry Experiments 

Resolved that the South west Corner of McCules Brick house 
on the north side of McElderry Street and the East Corner 
of friendship Street ; be and the said Corner is hereby Estab- 
lished 

Resolved that the Courses of friendship Street be and the 
same is hereby Established at; north Eighteen degrees and 
fifty minutes west 

Resolved that the Collector Recieve the amount of Jacob 
Browns Bill for paving on french Street which a sute is insit- 
uted for as he the said Brown proposes by Drawing the Suite 
Clear of Expences on the part of the Said Brown 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 7th December IS 15 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 

John M Smith 

James Foster 

Wm. Wallis 

No business being before the Board 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BI T RKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 14th December 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; Discurstd 
the preceding of former transactions and adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 28th December 1815 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
Wm. Wallis 
John, M. Smith 
John Schunk 
James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting proceded 
to Business, Received information from the Suporentendent of 
Chimney Sweeps that Joshua Swans Chimney took fire by the 
neglect of his wife 

Resolved that the law be inforced against Joshua Swan for 
his Chimney taking fire,, Adam Denmead asked and obtained 
leave of absence for the day and then John. M. Smith was 
appointed Chairman for the Remainainder of the day 

Resolved that the Collector Go out to Mrs. Zollocoffers for 
the amount of her paving Bill on Aisquith Street and the 
expences of the Said Collector be defrayed out of the nesses- 
sary Expences by law for defraying the Commissioners Ex- 
perices 

Adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BTKKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 69 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 18th January 1816 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
Wm. Wallis 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded 
to Business ; Examined the accounts of the Clerk of the Com- 
missioners and found them to be to their satisfaction and Just, 
and Discm'sted the preceding of former transactions 

by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 25th January 1816 
Commissioners met 

Adam Denmead 
John M Smith 
Wm. Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; no busi- 
ness being before the Board adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 19th Febury 1816 

Wm. Wallis 
James Foster 
John Schunk 
John M Smith 

the Chairman absent; James Foster was appointed Chairm 
for the day ; the perort* of the was to Settle up the Books of the 
Eastern Precincts Commissioners ; for the term of the present 
"Indistinct. See original. 



70 RECORDS OF 

Commissioners; and after going through in part of the Exam- 
ination adjorned to meet on thursday next at two oclock in the 
afternon for to Close the Examination 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN" PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 22nd Febuary 1816 

Commisioners met as per adjornment for the perpose of 
Going through the Examanation of the Books 

William Wallis 
John Schunk 
James Foster 
John. M. Smith 

the Chairman not present ; James Foster was appointed Chair- 
man for the day; then preceded to the Examination of the 
Books and accounts from the 10th of mach 1815 to 22nd Feb- 
uary 1816; and found them Correct and post them Separately; 
Recieved a petition from the property holders on Eden Street 
between pitt Street and union alley; acted on Said petition in 
due form; and ordered that publick notice be Given that the 
Eastern Precincts Commissioners will meet on 27th march 
next at -2 oclock P. M. to Grade that part, of Eden Street as 
petitioned for 

Resolved that Cry tV ITetzler be paid for paving across the 
york Road ; and at the head of McElderry Street near Aisquith 
Street by Eastern Precincts Commissioners out of the Ex- 
penees allowed by law 

Rexolred that wee Reconsider the Resolve of the 5th of april 
1815 that the superindent of Chimneys shall pay thirty dollars 
for his license; therefore Rcsolred that the said Resolution is 
hereby Repealed : 

adjorned to meet on thursday next at three oclock P. M. 
adjorned by order 

XICIIOLAS BURKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 71 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 29th February 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

Adam Denmead 

John. M. Smith 

John Sclnink 

William Wallis 

James Foster 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded to 
Business ; motion made and Seconded that the Clerk open an 
account for the Commissioners Services for the present term ; 

therefore Resolved that the Clerk open an account for the 
Commissioners Services for the present term 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS 

at an Election held on the first monday in march one thou- 
sand Eight hundred and sixteen for five Commissioners for the 
Eastern Precincts of Baltimore ; the following persons Avere 
duly Elected: John Schunk. John M. Smith, George Mille- 
mon, William Wallis, and Benjamin Bond, who were qualified 
as the law directs, and on the fifth day of march appointed 
Nicholas Burke Clerk and ( 'ollector, who was qualified and 
gave Bond to the State of maryland as the law Directs; the 
Commissioners being anixous to Close all accouts of former 
years. Respectfully Solicit all persons indebted to the Board to 
make an immediate payment to the Clerk; by order and on 
behalf the Board of Commissioners; George Millemon Chair- 
man 

N. B the office is at no. 78 liberty Street old Town 



72 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN" PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 7th march 1816 
Commissioners met 

George millemon 

John M Smith 

John Schunk 

William Wallis 

Benjamin Bond 

motion made and Seconded that George millemon be the 
Chairman of the Board; and on the question being put George 
milleman was duly Elected Chairman of the Board of Commis- 
sioners of the Eastern Precincts 

Resolved that the Commissioners of Eastern Precincts pay 
Nicholas Burke forty five Dollars for the use of a Room as their 
office for the present term 

Resolved that the Clerk Call on Adam Denmead for all the 
papers Relative to the Expending of four hundred and Seventy 
five Dollars Recieved by the said Adam Denmead from the 
County Collector for the benefit of the Eastern Precincts of 
Baltimore 

Resolved that John Okley be notified to have a nuisance Re- 
moved occationed by the overflow of his privey at the Corner 
of McElderry and liberty Streets 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BFRKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECLYCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 27th march IS 16 

Commissioners met as per advertisement to Grade that part 
of Eden Street between pitt Street and union alley 
George Millemon 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and alter Reading the proceding of the last meeting proceded 
to Business and after Sundry Experiments 



BALTIMORE CITY. 73 

Resolved that A rebut be formed from the Cirb Stone on the 
north Side of pitt Street Riming twenty feet on Eden Street 
the Rebut to Assend nine inches in the twenty feet; and from 
thence to Desend one inch in ten feet to the Intersection of 
union alley and Eden Street 

Resolved that Lloyd Rogers, Samuel Green, thomas Jones, 
Mrs. Zollocoffer; Harmanious Alrick, and the trustees of the 
Reformed German Church be severally notified to have nui- 
sances Removed that Exists on their property on or before the 
tenth of april next otherwise the nuisance law will be inforced 
against Each of them 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 4th april 1816 
Commissioners met 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

the Chairman not present Benjamin Bond was appointed 
Chairman for the day; and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting preceded to Business 

Recieved a petition from the property holders on mill Street ; 
to Grade and pave said mill Street agreeable to law 

therefore Resolved that John M Smith John Schunk William 
Wallis and Benjamin Bond ascertain weather the above petition 
has a leagal number of Signers 

Resolved that Mrs. Sands be notified to have nuisance Re- 
moved that is on her lot fronting on liberty Street old towne 
in ten days after the delivery of Said notice 

and Resolved that Benjamin garrison and thomas Jones be 
notified to have a nuisance Removed that is 011 their lots front- 
ing on potters Street in old town in ten days after the delivery 
of Said notice ; and also 

Resolved that Lloyd Rogers be notified to have a nuisance 
Removed that is on his lot of ground near the ground laid out 



74 RECORDS OF 

for the market house in the Eastern precincts of Baltimore in 
ten days after the delivery of Said notice 

and Resolved that John Hix, Joshua Swan and Mrs. Ensor 
be notified to have their footways paved and Repaired on green 
Street; in in thirty days after the delivery of said notice other- 
wise the Commissioners will have Said footways paved and 
Repaired according to law 

Resolved that Joshua mott be notified to have his lime house 
Removed as it is a nuisance and annoyance to the inhabitants, 
out of the nabourhood in some unsettled nabourhood or in the 
Common or ware it will Cease to annoy the inhabitants in thirty 
days after the delivery of Said notice otherwise the nuisance law 
will be inforced against him according to an act of assembly 
in Such Cases made and provided 

Resolved that if Mrs. Ensor will not pay for filling her lot 
on union Street ; that leagal means be Resorted to for the Re- 
covery of the Same 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 8th April 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John, M. Smith 
John Scbunk 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the proceding of the last meeting; proceded; 
to make not the levey for mill Street pump; the following are 
the persons taxed as follows , John McKim, jr. two Dollars, 
and fifty Cents, Jlenery Broom, two Dollars, and fifty Cents, 
K/ekiel Galloway, twelve Dollars, John Myers four Dollars, 
and fifty Cents, Lenard Swan five Dollars, Mrs. Rife three Dol- 
lars, tliomas Steward, Eight Dollars, John, S, Carter, five Dol- 
lars, thoinas Woodyear, four Dollars, and fifty Cents, Larkin 
Cox, four Dollars and fifty Cents, James Gorden four Dollars, 
and fifty Cents, Lewis Gross agent, four Dollars, and fifty Cents, 



BALTIMORE CITY. t iJ 

John Gibson, four Dollars, and fifty Cents, tliomas Conway, 
nine Dollars, James ogleby, nine Dollars, Luke Roen, five Dol- 
lars, Patrick Salley, two Dollars and fifity, Andrew appold, 
two Dollars and fifty, Gross & White, Six Dollars, Xicholas 
Brice, nine Dollars, John wright, three Dollars; George ap- 
pold, five Dollars and fifty Cents, James Renshaw, five Dollars, 
and fifty Cents, John Bolte, two Dollars, and fifty Cents, 
George Delcher, seven Dollars, and fifty Cents John Kelso, three 
Dollars, Robert truxworth, two Dollars, THe,y> six 

Dollars, John Deal, two Dollars, Arthur Mitchel, three Dol- 
lars, fifty Cents, Frederick Leopold, two Dollars, and, fifty 
Cents. Resolved that the Clerk proced against all persons who 
Refuse or neglect to Comply with notices Esued for Remove- 
ing nuisances, Emediately after the time for Removeing Said 
nuisances Expires 

the Committee appointed on the last meeting to assertain 
weather there are a legal nomber of signers on the petition for 
Grading and paving mill Street Report that there are a 
legal nomber of signers to Said petition 

Resolved that publick notice be Given that the Eastern Pre- 
cincts Commissioners will meet the ninth of may next at two 
oclock, P. M. to Grade mill Street ; those interested are Re- 
quested to attend and that proposals will be Received at the 
Eastern precincts Commissioners, office no 78 liberty street 
old town for paving mill Street untill the 16th may next, 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BrRKE Clk 



EASTERX PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 10th April 1816 
Commissioners met 

George milleman 
John. M, Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the procedings of the last meeting, preceded. 
to Business - 



76 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that publick notice be given to the owner or owners 
of a lot of ground Situated at the north End of liberty Street, 
in the Eastern precincts of Baltimore to Remove a pond of 
water that is there on ; in the american and federal Gazette ; 
according to law 

Resolved that Benjamin Bond and William Wallis are ap- 
pointed a committee by this Board to view an alley Called Kipps 
alley, it having been Represented to this Board as being in a 
state of nuisance and if in a state of nuisance to order the 
n usance Removed 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECrXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 13th April 1816 
Commissioners meet 

Benjamin Bond 
William Wallis 

having been appointed a committee on the 10th april 1816 by 
the Eastern precincts Commissioners, to veiw an alley Called 
Kipps alley it having been Represented to Said Commissioners 
as being in a state of nuisance, we have viewed the premises, 
according to appointment and Give it as our opinion it is in a 
state of nuisance, and ought to be Removed immediately, and 
also Several nussacies on the property of Said Ivipp which is 
at this time Riming over and very offensive to the neighbour- 
hood, and ought to be Cleaned out as soon as practicable 

therefore we order that the Clerk notifie John Kipp and 
others to Remove Said nuisances, according to an act of Assem- 
bly in Such Cases made and provided 

ajorned by order 

XICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 77 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 16th April 1816 
Commissioners met 

George milleman 
John, M. Smith 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, preceded 
to Business, Recieved a petition from the trustees of the Ger- 
man Reformed Church Harmanious Alrieks and the heirs of 
thomas McElderry to Establish their Boundierys and assertain 
their devision lines Resolved that publick notice be given that 
the Commissioners will meet on the 17th may next at 8 oclock. 
A. M. to Establish the Boundierys between the trustees of the 
German Reformed Church lot Harmanious Alrick and the heirs 
of thomas McElderry as pertition for 

Recieved a petition from the property holders on liberty alley, 
to Grade and pave Said liberty alley according to the powers 
vested in the Commissioners by an act of Assembly ordered 
that Benjamin Bond and William wallis be a committee to 
assertain if the petition for Grading and paving Liberty alley 
has a legal nomber of signers 

adjorned By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 25th April 1816 
Commissioners met 

John S chunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

the Chairman not present, Benjamin Bond was appointed 
Chairman for the day and affter Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, preceded to Business, the Committee appointed 
on the last meeting to ascertain if there are a legal nomber of 
signers for paving liberty alley Report that there are not a 
legal nomber of Signers for paving said liberty alley 



78 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that Charles Hacket Gross & White and John mar- 
selas be notified to have their prives Cleaned out, and also 
Resolved that, that John Carter he notified to have his lot filled 
up, fronting on liberty Street old town to Kemove a nuisance 
that is thereon and Resolved that Robert McCule be notified to 
have the water taken out of his seller under one of his houses 
on friendship Street 

Resolved that the Clerk procede emediately to employ some 
person or persons to fill Rogers and Greens lots where ever a 
nuisance appears to Exist, thereon, on as Reasonable terms as 
he Can adjorned to meet again on monday next the 29th at 
4 o'clock, p. m. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



EASTERX PRECTXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 29th April 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
AVm. Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

the Chairman not present Benjamin Bond was appointed 
Chairman for the day. and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting preceded to Business 

Resolved that the owner or owners of alot of Ground Situ- 
ated near the Ground laid out for the market house in the East- 
ern precincts of Baltimore be notified to have amiisanees Re- 
moved that is thereon by filling Said lot of Ground where Said 
nuisances exist otherwise the Commissioners will fill in So as 
to Remove Said nuisances according to to law 

Recieved apetition from micheal Handel for Superintendent 
of Chimney Sweeps in the Eastern precincts of Baltimore 

Rfiftolrcfl that michcl Bandel he and he is hereby appointed 



BALTIMORE CITY. 79 

Superintendent of Chimney Sweeps for the Eastern precincts of 
Baltimore 

adjorned to meet on monday next at 4 oclock P. M. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 6th may 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 
George millemon 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the preceding of last meeting proseded to 
Business, Eesolced that the Clerk proced against Joshua mott 
by special warrant Returnable before John. F Harris for the 
amount of twenty Dollars as afine for anuisance and obstructing 
the Street occationed, by his lime, 

Resolved that the owner or owners, occupier or occupiers of 
the property ajoining Michel Bandels ; fronting on liberty 
Street, be notified to have the privey Cleaned Cleaned out as it 
is astate of nuisance in ten days from the Delivery of Said 
notise 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE' 

BALTIMORE 9th may IS 10 

Commissioners met as per advertisement to Grade mill Street 
George Millemon 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 

and preceded to mill Street and surveyed Said mill street 
and adjorned to meet on monday next at 2 oclock P. M. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



80 BECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 13th may 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 
George milleman 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting pro- 
ceded to hollarid Street to grade that part of holland street 
that was left for further consideration and after Sundry 
Experiments Resolved that the Grade Descend one and three 
quarters of an inch in ten feet from the South East Corner of 
Mr. Elliotts Brick house on said holland Street to a fence 
Spacified in the petition for Grading and paving Said holland 
Street. Recieved a petition from Richard Frisbey for paving 
near the foot Bridge ordered that Said petition be posponed 
until monday next 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 17th may 1816 

Commissioners met as per advertisment to ascertain and 
establish (he lines between heirs of thornas McElderry the trus- 
tees of German Reformed Church Harmanious Alricks and 
Mrs Zolli coffer on the north Side of said Church lot 
John M Smith ^ present with 
John Schunk vllria Browr 
William Wallis J Serveyor 

the Chairman not present John M Smith was appointed 
Chairman protein, and affer Reading the preceding of the last 
meeting, preceded to Aisquith Street; and after Examinig the 
titles papers, and serveying the different lines by way of experi- 
ment, and it being too late to finish 

adjorned to meet to morrow morning at nine oclock 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKK ( 1 lk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 81 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 18th may 1816 

Commissioners met as per adjorument to finish the unfin- 
ished Business of yesterday 

John M Smith ^ present with 
John Schunk Luria Brown 
William Wallis J Serveyor 

the Chairman not present, John M Smith was appointed 
Chairman protein, and after Reading the preceding of the last 
meeting, preceded to aisquith Street to Complete the unfinished 
Business of yesterday and after further experiments 

Resolved that the Begining be and the Same is hereby Estab- 
lished for the same at astone planted in aline of land belonging 
to the heirs of the late thomas McElderry sq. deceased, on the 
East side of Aisquith Street at the distance of ninety two feet 
from the north wests Corner of Harmanous Alricks Brick house, 
and Riming with and binding on the East Side of aisquith 
Street north one and half degrees west, one hundred twenty five 
feet and one third of a foot to astone planted in the line of the 
Said Harmanious Alricks land; thence Riming with and Bind- 
ing on Said line north fifity six degrees east one hundred 
nineteen feet to astone ; thence Riming with and Binding on 
the land of Mrs. Zollicoffer, one Course to wit: north sev- 
enty eight and an half degrees East, three hundred and three 
feet and one third of a foot to a locust tree thence Riming with 
and binding 011 the lands of the before mentioned heirs of the 
said thomas McElderry the four following Courses to Wit : 
South tweenty nine degrees west, two hundred eighty six feet 
and three quarters of a foot to an old Stone ; thence north 
forty nine degrees west eighty three feet to astone thence north 
thirty four degrees west, sixty one feet to a stone; thence South 
fifty six and half degrees west; one hundred and Eighty-eight 
feet and two thirds of a foot to the place of begining. the 
partys all present agreed to the foregoing Establishment 

Recieved a petition from the property holders on eaden street 
for the Erection of anew well and pump on Said eaden Street. 
acted on Said petition in due form and then preceded to 
Eaden Street, and Examined the Situation of Said Street ; 



82 RECORDS OF 

Resolved that the well and pump be at thomas Jones Corner 
on the East Side of Eaden street ; south west Corner of fifteen 
foot alley, and Resolved that John Bandel is hereby author- 
ised do the work of well and pump in a substantial and work- 
man like manner 
adjorned to meet on moiiday next at 10 oclock. A. M 

the applicants all present ~"i 

agreed to the foregoing (-By order 

Establishment j 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PREC1XCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 20th may 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 
George millemon 
John M Smith 
John Scliunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, Com- 
menced Business, the perport of the meeting was to Grade 
mill street But not being in possession of the plat and pa- 
pers Relative to said Street adjorned untill tlmrsday next at 
8 oclock A. M. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRKCIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 23rd may 1X1(5 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
\villiain wallis 

Chairman not present John M Smith was appointed Chair- 
man protein, and after Reading the proceeding of the last 
meeting-- Commenced Hiseness Recieved apetition from the 
property holders on bridge Street Kxtended, to Grade and pave 
Said Bridge street Kxtended: the Commissioners proceeded to 



BALTIMORE CITY. 83 

Examine if there are alegal iiomber of Signers to said petition, 
and 011 Examination found that there was not a legal nomber 
of Signers to Said petition 

and then proceeded to fix the South East Corner of the new 
Street laid out by Daniel Conn and James Sterling. Runing 
from aisquith street to Friendship street ; Resolved that the 
south East Corner of said street be and the same is hereby 
Established at the distance of four hundred and twenty nine 
feet six and half inches from the South East Corner of John 
McKims Brick house on the Corner of Aisquith and McElderry 
Streets ; Runing northly and binding on the west Side of ais- 
quith St. the above mentioned distance of four hundred and 
twenty nine feet six and half inches to the place of Establish- 
ment , and Seventy nine feet from the north west Corner of 
Mrs. Elversons Brick house on the East side of aisquith street, 
to the place of Establishment at the South East Corner of the 
above mentioned new Street, adjorned to meet on Saturday 
next at 8 oclock A. M 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 25th may 1816 

on account of the inclemency of the weather the meeting of 
this day posponed untill tuesday next at 9 oclock. A. M. 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 2Sth may 1816 
Commissioners met as per posponement 

George millemon 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
william wallis 
Benjamin Bond 



84 RECORDS OF 

and after Heading the proceeding of the last meeting, Com- 
menced Grading mill Street and after Sundry Experiments; 
Resolved that the Grade ascend from french Street to the Cen- 
ter of liberty Alley, one inch in ten feet and from thence to 
descend one and a half inches in ten feet to the South Side 
of falls Street, and from the north Side of falls Street, to as- 
cend one and half inches in ten feet, the distance of three hun- 
dred and fifty four feet, and from thence to descend one in ten 
feet to madison Street - the Cirb Stone to show nine inches 
above the the top of the Gutter, and Sink nine inches below the 
top of the Gutter ; and the Cirbs stones to be four inches thick. 

Resolved that one Cent be leved on Each square foot of pave- 
ment on north friendship Street to defray nessary Expences 
allowed by law ordered that publick notice be given that the 
Commissioners of the Eastern precincts will meet on the first 
of July next at two oclock P. M. to Grade that of the old 
Joppa Road Between the new bridge over Jones falls and the 
junction of Jones and french Streets 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECI'XCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 7th June 1816 
Commissioners met by order 

George millemon 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the proceeding of the last meeting Coin- 
menced businss 

/'cfiolri'fJ that the trustees of the German Reformed Church 
be and they arc hereby assessed fifteen dollars and fifty Cents 
for their proportion for ascertaining and establishing the boun- 
derries of Said Church lot, and the heirs of thonias McEklerry 
arc hereby assessed fifteen dollars and fifty Cents for their pro- 
portion of Establishing said dcvision lines between them and the 
Church lot ; and that Ilarinanious Alricks be and he is hereby 



BALTIMORE CITY. 85 

assessed for his proportion of Said Establishment between him 
and the Church lot; ten Dollars and sixty one Cents 

adjorned to meet on monday next at four oclock in the after- 
noon 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 10th June 1816. 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

John M Smith 

John Schunk 

William Wallis 

the Chairman not present John M Smith was appointed 
Chairman protein, and after Reading the proceeding of the 
last meeting, Commenced business Resolved that Daniel Conn, 
be and he is hereby assessed for his proportion of Condemning 
anew street between him and James Sterling: nine Dollars; 
and James Sterling is hereby assessed ten Dollars for his pro- 
portion of Said Condemnation 

adjorned to meet on thursday next at three ocloek in the aft- 
ernoon 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 13th June 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

George millemon 

John M Smith 

William Wallis 

Benjamin Bond 

and Reading the proceeding of the last meeting; Commenced 
Business ; Recieved aproposal from John Brady and Elex- 
andria Mcdonald for paving mill Street. Recieved apetition 
from thomas tenant S. Smith Henery tompson and Win. pat- 
terson, for Removeing obstructions at or near Gallows hill. 



86 RECORDS OF 

placed in the publick high way by wheelrights and Blacksmith 
on or near said hill, and after Examining Said petition found 
that it do not Come within the provisions of the law proceeded 
to make the levey for to pay for anew well and pump on Eaden 
Street ; 

Resolved that the property holders on and near said Eaderi 
Street he and they are hereby assessed as follows; Basquel Ba- 
lone eight dollars, Samuel Rusel, Eight dollars, william Hoff- 
man, fifteen Dollars, thomas mabury, two dollars, timothy Kirk, 
ten dollars, thomas Jones, ten dollars, Henery Dudy, ten dollars, 
Mary Little, Eight Dollars, John Jellens, Eight dollars, Wil- 
liam Bartcher, Eight dollars, Mr. Colfuse, five Dollars, 
John S. Yong, five dollars, william Hill, five dollars, the heirs 
of thomas McElderry, twenty two dollars, thomas Quay, twenty 
Six dollars ; the Commissioners then made the levey for the 
Expences of Grading Eaden Street from pitt Street to union 
alley on the following property holders, 

Resolved that thomas Quay, be and he is hereby assessed for 
his Proportion, Eleven Dollars and Sixty two and half Cents 
and Resolved that, timoth Kirk, thomas Jones, Henery dudy, 
mary little, John Jellens, and William Bartcher, be and Each 
of them are hereby assessed for their proportion of said Grad- 
ind two dollars and twenty nine Cents. Each. 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 20th June 1816 
Commissioners met by order 

John. M. Smith 

John Schunk 

Win. Wallis 

Benjamin Bond 

the Chairman not present Benjamin Bond was appointed 
Chairman for the day, and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, Commenced Business; it appearing that william 
Hoffman was Charged with one vacan lot more than he owned; 
therefore Rcxolred that william IToffmans Bill be Reduced one 



BALTIMORE CITY. 87 

dollar and twenty five Cents and that be and he is as- 

sessed for his proportion for Eaden street pump one dollars and 
twenty five Cents; Keeieved poposal from Cry & Hetzler 
for paving mill street, and one from John M'nulty for paving 
said mill street 

Resolved that the property holders on the following Street 
be notified to have their footways paved with Brick in front of 
their Respective lot Lane, union, Potters, McElderrys, Lib- 
erty, Aisquith, French, Briton, and Harford Streets on or be- 
fore the twenty Second of July next 

Resolved that, Mrs. Parrish, Barney, Kitts, and John. W. 
Glen ; be and Each of them be notified to Remove nuisances 
that is on their property in ten days after the deliverry of said 
notice- and Resolved that Charles Pearce be notified to have 
the water Removed out of his seller fronting on union street 
which is in astate of nuisance in ten day after the delivery of 
said notice 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BrRKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 1st July 1816 

Commissioners met as per advertisment to Grade that pan 
of the old Joppa Road from the new Bridge over Jones Fall to 
the Junction of French and Jones Streets 

George Millemon 

John M. Smith 

John Schunk 

Win. AVallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting Com- 
enced Business; Resolred that the Grading of the Joppa Road 
be posponed untel the pavers Commence paving mill Street; 
and Resolved that v\ - e precede to grade the new street Laid out 
by Daniel Conn and James Stirling Riming from aisquith 
Street to Friendship street, and after Sundry Experiments, 
Resolved that that desend with aregular Grade from Aisquith 
street to meet the Grade of Friendship street, the grade of 
Friendship Street to Continue from that part already paved 
with an ascend of one inch in ten feet to meet the Regular 



88 RECORDS OF 

grade from aisquith on the new street Laid out by Daniel Conn 
and James Stirling 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE llth July 1816 
Commissioners met 

George millemon 

John. M. Smith 

John Schunk 

William Wallis 

Benjamin Bond 
with James Baker Surveyor 

and after Reading the the preceding of the last meeting; Com- 
menced Business 

Received apetition from the property holders on Bridge street 
Extended to grade and pave Said Bridge Street Extended; 
acted on said petition in due form ; and ordered that Publick 
notice be given that the Eastern Precincts Commissioners will 
meet on the twelveth of august nex at two oclock P. M. to 
Grade Bridge street extended, and then proceded to Grade mill 
Street; and locate the Same; and after sundry Experiment; 
Resolved, that We Reconsider the grade of mill street ; as Estab- 
lished on the twenty Eight of may last and that We now Estab- 
lish the Grade as follows; the grade to Commence at French 
Street and to ascend with aregular grade to anail drove in post 
at the Corner of John Kelso house ; about the distance of onu 
hundred and eighty five feet from French Street ; and from 
thence to descend with aregular grade to anail drove in a post 
at the South west Corner of mill and Falls street; the next 
place of Begining of the grade is at Gross & Whites Brick house 
on the south West Corner of mill & madison Streets; the top 
of the Cirb stone to sink thirty five inches below anail drovu 
in the Corner of the said Gross \- Whites Brick house on the said 
south west Cornci- of mill and madision Streets; and from thence 
ascend with aregular Grade the distance of one hundred and 
fifty: feet to ;i brake thirtrn inches below the present Surface 
of the ground; and from thence to descend With aregular to 



BALTIMORE CITY. 



89 



a nail drove in the before mentioned post at the south west 
Corner of mill & fall street; the top of the Cirb stone to meet 
all the before points and to Regulate the grade 

the location of mill & Burne streets to be agreeable to amap 
Recorded in Liber W. G. no. 90, folio 355 - and from thence 
the Commissioners proceded to Grade that part of the old Joppa 
Road from the new Bridge over Jones Falls to the Junction of 
French & Jones street; and after sundry experiments Resolved 
that a rebut be formed ten feet from the Bridge and said Rebut to 
Sink about three inches ; and from thence to ascend with aregu- 
lar Grade to meet the Grade at the Junction of French & Jones 
Streets 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 18th July 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
Wm. Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; Com- 
menced Business ; 

Resolved that one Eighth of acent be leved on Each squar 
foot of pavement on Holland Street to defray nessary Expences 
allowed by Law ordered that the City Commissioners be in- 
vited to attend in Conjuntion with the Eastern Precincts Coin 
mlssioners on the twelvth of august next at two oclock. P. M., to 
Grade that part of Bridge street Extended, which Binds on the 
City line 

Resolved that John Bandel be paid by the Eastern Precinct 
Collector ; out of the nessary Expences allowed by Law ; three 
Dollars for Repairing the pump on south Liberty near Mrs. 
Proctors property 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



90 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 30th July 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 
Benjamin Bond 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting; Com- 
menced Business 

Resolved that thirteen dollars and tAveenty nYe Cents, be LeA-ed 
on that part of the of the old Joppa Road between the ne\v 
Bridge OA^er Jones Falls and the Junction of Jones, and French, 
Streets ; to defray nessary Expences allowed by LaAv 

Resolved that the trustees of the German Reformed Church 
pay three dollars for the Coppy of the plat of the German Re- 
formed Church Lot 

Resolved that the Accounts of the following persons be de- 
manded and if they or either of them neglect to make Emediate 
payment, the Clerk is hereby ordered to Commence Suite Eme- 
diately ; William Armatage, Henery Nicoles, Elizabeth Brady, 
John Green, Elexandria Chambers, George Cullender, Mrs. Mc- 
Cormick, Frederick Ellender, Avilliam Wates, Isaac Smiley, 
maryann. Evens, the heirs of Mrs. Erverson trustees of the Ger- 
man Reformed Church & Mrs. French 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERX PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 3rd August 1816 
Commissioners met by order 

George Millemon 
John, M. Smith 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the proceeding of the last meeting Com- 
menced Business; Recieved apetition from the property holders 
on union Street to IKIA-C- a pump Repaired on said Union Street 



BALTIMORE CITY. 91 

near William Bandels property on said street, acted on Said 
petition in due form ; and ordered said pump to be Repaired and 
also appointed, William Wallis ; to Contract for and to Superin- 
tend ; Said pump untell Said Repairs be Compleated, 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 12th August 1816 

Commissioners met as per advertisemet to grade Bridge 
Street Extended 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, Com- 
menced Business and after sundry Experiments from Forrist 
Street to the intersection of Bridge Street Extended and Brit- 
ton Street ; near the Brow of Blue Ball hill, and it being too 
late to finish the Establishment of the Grade 

adjorned by order to meet on thursday next at three oclock. 
P. M. 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 15th august 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjormnet 

John. M. Smith 

William Wallis 

Received apetition from the property holders on potters 
street for to have anew well Sunk and anew pump put there 
in at or near the the intersection of McElderrys and potters 
streets 

Acoram not present 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



92 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 17th august 
Commissioners met by order 

George Millemon 

William Wallis 

acoram not present 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 19th August 1816 

Commissioners met by order 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the proeedings of the last meetings; Com- 
menced Business ; 

Recieved apetition from the property holders on Orleans 
street East of Aisquith Street to Grade that part of Orleans 
street from aisquith to Harford street; acted on said petition 
in due form 

Resolved, that, that, publick notice be given that the Eastern 
Precincts Commissioners will meet on the 20th September next 
at two oclock. P. M. to Grade Orleans Street as petitioned 
for acted on the petition Recieved on the 15th inst from 
the property holders on potters street for anew well and pump 
Resolved that the well be sunk on the west side of potters street 
near the Corner of Mr Johnsons Brick house ; South west Cor- 
ner of McElderrys and potters streets 

Recieved apitition from the property holders on Upton 
street ; for to have anew well sunk and anew pump put there 
in acted on said petition in due form 

Rpsolrcd that the well k pump be erected at the South line 
of James Lewis lot on the west side of Upton street 

Benjamin Bonds scat being vacated by his Removel out of 
the district, william Joyce was nominated and unamiously 
Klected to fill the vacancy for the Remainder of the year; and 



BALTIMORE CITY. 93 

ordered that the Clerk notify William Joyce of his appoint- 
ment 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 20th August 1816 
Commissioners met by order 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 

and after Reading the procedings of the last meeting; Com- 
menced Business and then preceded to finish the Establish- 
ment of the Grade of Bridge Street, Extended and after fur- 
ther Experiments Resolved that the grade Commence at For- 
rist Street ; and ascend one inch and seven eights of an inch in 
ten feet ; about the distance of four hundred and sixty feet ; 
and from thence two inches and three quarters of an inch in 
ten feet about the distance of nine hundred and fifty feet ; and 
from thence with aregular grade to meet the Grade, at Brit- 
ton street near the Brow of Blue Ball hill 

Resolved that One Cent be Leved on each squar foot of pav- 
ing on Mill Street to defray iiessary Expences allowed by 

1 cl \V ' 

William Joyce was duly quallified as Commissioners of the 
Eastern Precincts of Baltimore; on the twentyeth of august 
1816 before James Wilson Esq Justice of the peace for Balti- 
more County 

Adjoriied by Order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 30th August 1816 
Commissioners met by order 

John Schunk 

Wm. Wallis 

Wm. Joyce appeared and took his seat 



94 RECORDS OF 

the Chairman not present Win. Wallis was appointed Chair- 
man for the day; and after Heading the preceding of the last 
meeting, Commenced Business; Recieved Several poposals for 
paving mill Street Extended 

Resolved that We pospone Giving out the paving of Bridge 
street Extended untell thursday next at 2 oclock P. M. and or- 
dered that Publick notice be Given that poposals will be Re- 
cieved at the Commissioners office for paving Bridge street Ex- 
tended, untell thursday next at 2 oclock P. M. 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 5th September 1816 
John, M, Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

the Chairman not present John, M, Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day; and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, Commenced Business ; Recieved apetition from the 
property holders on the York Road for to Erect anew pump 
thereon; ordered Said petition to be posponed untell the next 
meeting, 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE f,th September 1S16 
Commissioners met as per djornment 
John M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

the Chairman not present .John. M, Smith was appointed 
('haii-inan for the day; and af Reading the preceding of the last 
meeting Commenced Business; Recieved apetition from the 
property holders on the york Road for to Erect anew pump 



BALTIMORE CITY. 95 

thereon ; ordered Said petitioned to be posponed untell the next 
meeting 

and then proceded to make the levey for Union Street pump 
near the property of Wm. Bandell; and after surveying the 
property ; Resolved that the property holders be assessed as fol- 
lows - Aquilla Carrel, one dollar and fifty Cts, Spindlow 
Williams, fifty Cents, Gross & White, three dollars & fifty 
Cents, Micheal Bandel, three dollars & fifty Cents, Wm. Stans- 
bury, of Bridge street two dollars & fifty Cents, Jerimiah Watts, 
two dollars & fifty Cents Vollentines heirs, one dollar & fifty 
Cents, Joshua Stevenson, three dollars; Benjamin Amos, two 
dollars & fifty Cents, Widow Wilson two dollars, Daniel Spot- 
wood, two dollars & fifty Cts, 14 foot vacan lot fifty Cents 
Majer Wallis, three dollars, Mr. Langelle, one Dollar & fifty 
Cents, heirs of John Kelley, fifty Cts Henery Hardesty, two 
dollars, Ezekiel Bell, one dollar & fifty Cts William Stansbury. 
fifty Cts Joshua Smith, fifty Cts John Richards, two dollars, 
TTugh Beard, tw r o dollars, Widow Ensor, two dollars, Henery 
Hardesty, one dollar & fifty Cts, William Stansbury two dol- 
lars, Henery Penington, two dollars, Henery Bond, two dollars, 
heirs of James Brown Seventy five Cts, Robert Harris, two dol- 
lars & fifty Cts, William Bandel, two dollars & fifty Cts, heirs 
of Jerimiah Williams, two dollars & fifty Cts, heirs of Fany 
Henson, two dollars, Widow Ross, one dollars & fifty Cts, Bar- 
ney Kitts, four dollars, heirs of Samuel French, four dollars, 
Vensand, on Low street, one dollar, Henery Hardesty, on Do. 
two dollars, Win. Wallis, on do. one dollars Widow Tolbot, on 
do. one dollar; John Tolbot, on do, one dollar, Wm. Wallis, on 
do. two dollars 

adjorned by Order 

NICHOLAS Bl'KKE (."Ik 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 14th September IS! 6 
Commissioners met by order 

John M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Jovce 



96 RECORDS OF 

the Chairman not present John. M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day, and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, Commenced Business; Recieved apetition from 
the property holders on Hulls Lane for to pave said lane Acted 
on Said petition in due form 

Resolved that publick notice be given that the Eastern Pre- 
cincts Commissioners will Commence to pave hulls lane on or 
after the 16th October next according to the afore said peti- 
tion Resolved that John Brady pave Bridge street Extended, 
agreeable to his poposal Signed by the Clerk 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 20th September 1816 

Commissioners met as per advertisement to Grade Orleans 
street 

John M Smith 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

the Chairman not present John, M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day, and and after Reading the preceding of 
the last meeting, Commenced Business ; and then preceded to 
Grade Orleans Street ; and after Sundry Experiments 

Revolved that the Grade Commence at Aisquith Street and 
from thence to descend two inches in ten feet for the distance 
of two hundred and fifty feet and from thence to descend with 
about one inch and three Eighth of an inch in ten feet to lair- 
ford Run and then preceded to make the levey for anew well 
and pump on potters street near the intersection of McElderrys 
k Potters streets, and after Surveying the property Rcxolrcd 
that the property holders be and they are hereby assessed as 
follows John, W. (Jlen, fifty Cts, Vallenetine Hart, two dollais, 
John Xuton, four dollars, thomas Levy, twelve dollars, John 
Kipp, fifteen dollars, Abijah Johnson, five dollars, -John Gor- 
such, five dollars, Mr. Delourt, silver smith, five dollars, James 
Smith, five dollars, Corneilous Vansand four dollars <k fiftv Cts. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 97 

Harrison "Wells, four dollars & fifty Cts, John Cross, four dol- 
lars & fifty Cts, Mr. Welsh, four dollars & fifty Cts, John 
Houghbourgh, four dollars. & fifty Cts, Wm. & Howel Down- 
ings, four dollars & fifty Cts, Joseph Harrien, three dollars, 
Patrick Develing, two Dollars, Robert Offlcy, two dollars, Darbey 
Cannon, two dollars, Wm. Mcnear one dollar, John Powel, two 
dollars, Benjamin Garrison, two dollars, thonias Jones, two dol- 
lars, John Buck, two dollars, Aquilla Carroll, one dollar, Win. 
Fisher, one dollar, Widow Bassett, five dollars, McLeand, five 
dollars, Morgans Pottery, three dollars, John Oklcy, four dol- 
lars, Ford for Hammonds heirs, one dollar; Priestley for Dun- 
can McCollums heirs, fifty Cts, John, W, Glen, one dollar, 
Isaac McCreton, two dollars, Mrs. Hilton, two dollars, Micheal 
Bandel, two dollars, Mrs. Graham, two dollars ; 
Adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 28th September 1816 

Commissioners met by order to locate Bridge Street Ex- 
tended 

George Millemon 

John. M. Smith 

John S chunk 

Wm. Wallis 

Wm. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting Commenced 
Business ; and after Sundry Experiments Resolved that Bridge 
Street Extended be and it is hereby located as follows, Begining 
for the Same north Seventy three degrees East seventy six and 
ahalf feet from the South East Corner of Isaac Taylors Brick 
house and at the north west Corner of the old publick Road 
leading To Joppa & Bridge Street Extended at letter A on the 
plat and Riming thence with & Binding on the west Side of 
Bridge Street Extended north Eighteen degrees East thirty six 
perches fourteen & half feet unto acorner of Zachariah Hattons 
Lot sill Binding on said Street north four degrees East forty 
Eight perches & Eleven feet unto astone marked with a Cross 
standing on the South East Side of Briton Street thence Run- 



98 RECORDS OF 

ing & bounding on Said Street north twenty five degrees East 
Eight perches and Six feet unto astone thence Runing and 
bounding on the East Side of Bridge Street Extended unto the 
old pulick Road leading to Joppa thence bounding on Said 
Road unto the begining ; and Examining the former Establish- 
ment 

Resolved that we Reconsider the Grade of Bridge street Ex- 
tended as Established on the 20th of august 1816 and that we 
now Establish the Grade as follows, the top of the Cirb Stone 
to sink four feet four & half inches below anotch in the Second 
post from the north East Corner of Bridge Street Extended & 
the old Joppa Road ; the said post binds and stands on the old 
Joppa Road East of Bridge Street Extended and from thence 
with aregular Grade five inches below anail drove in Zacha- 
riah TIattons Brick Shed and from thence with aregular Grade 
to anail drove in the underpining of McCubbins house and from 
thence with aregular Grade to meet the Grade of Britton Street : 
at the junction of Briton & Bridge street Extended 
adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 4th October IS 1(5 
Commissioners met by order 

John. M. Smith 
John S chunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

the Chairman not present John. M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day; and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, Commenced Business; and then preceded to make 
the levey for anew well & pump on upton Street, and after Sur- 
veying the property; Resolved that the property holders be and 
they are hereby assessed as follows; John Diffenderffer or the 
heirs of Charles Rogers, ten dollars; John Cotioles, Sixteen dol- 
lars, Mrs. Barnckman, five dollars; Frances Murry, thirteen 
dollars, James Leners* fourteen dollars, Mr. Priestman, Seven 
* Indistinct. See original. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 99 

dollars, Coffle woods, five dollars, John. Berger, fifteen dollars, 
James Starritt, Sixteen dollars, Herman Johnson, three dol- 
lars, Martain wisbach, six dollars, James Stirling, forty nine 
dollars 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 10th October 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting Re exam- 
ined the levey for upton street pump, and after some conversa- 
tion Respecting the levey & property Resolved that Said Levey 
Remain as it was assessed on the fourth; October 1816 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 22nd octr. 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 

John. M. Smith 

John Schunk 

Wm. Wallis 

Wm. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting no business 
being before the Board 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



100 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN" PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 25th October 1816 
Commissioners met 

John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

the Chairman not present John M Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day, and after Reading the preceding of the 
last meeting, Commenced Business Resolved that Wm. Harris 
account for paving Friendship Street, be placed in the hands 
of the shriff for Collection 

Resolved that John Brady pave Hulls Lane Agreeable to his 
proposal signed by the Clk 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 1st November 1816 
Commissioners Met 

John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Win. Wallis 

the Chairman not present John. M. smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day, and after Reading the preceding of tin- 
last meeting Commenced, Business. 

Recieved apetition from Ann Swan & Ann Tompson, Com- 
plaining of anuisance on Bridge Street Extended Occasioned by 
afish house owned by Michel Ford 
acted on said petition in due form 

Rexolced that Micheal Ford be notified to have said nuisance 
Removed in ten days after the delivery of Said notice 

/iVW/vv/ that thomas Jones be notified to have anuisance Re- 
moved that is occasioned by the overflowing of his privey be- 
tween Liberty <Sr potters Streets 

adjorned by order 
. NICHOLAS BTRKK Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 101 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 7th November 1816 
Commissioners met 

John. M. Smith 

John Schunk 

Win. Wallis 

Win. Joyce 

the Chairman not present John. M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day - and after Reading the preceding 01 
the last meeting Commenced Business 

Resolved that one Cent be leved on Bridge Street Extended, 
for Each squar foot of paving to defray necessary Expences 
allowed by law 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 15th November 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Win. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, Com- 
menced Business 

the purport of the meeting was to Consider the paving of 
Hulls Lane on account of apetition from the property holders 
on said lane to Reduce the weth of the stone pavement on said 
lane and on Examining said petition find that all the prop- 
erty holders had not Signed said petition and the law speci- 
fying the weth of said lane therefor the Commissioners did 
not act on said petition 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



102 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 20th November 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millimon 
John M Smith 
John S chunk 
Win. Wallis 
Win. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting Com- 
menced Business 

Resolved that James Stirling account be placed in the hands 
of the shiriff for Collection 

adjorned By order to meet on the 26th inst 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 26th November 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

and after Reading Reading the preceding of the last meeting 
Commeiiced buisiness 

Resolved that one Cent be leved on Each squar foot of paving 
on Hulls lane, to defray necessary Kxpences allowed by law 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BTRKE Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 103 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 6th December 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
Wm. Wallis 
Wm. Joyce 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting, Com- 
menced Business 

Recieved apetition from the property holders on Britton 
street to Repair aAvell and pump on Said Street near the old 
Sugar house in asubstantial manner 
acted on said petition in due form 

Resolved that the Clerk be and he is hereby autherised to have 
Said well and pump Repaired and done in asubstantial manner 
on the Best terms he Can 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 17th December 1816 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John M Smith 
Wm. Wallis 

and after Reading the preceding of the last meeting preceded 
to Bridge street Extended to take into Consideration ; the altera- 
tion of the Grade of said Bridge street, from the nail Drove in 
the underpining of Samuel McCubbins house and after sundry 
Experiments 

Resolrc.d that so much of the Grade of Bridge Street Ex- 
tended be altered, that is to say, from the nail drove in the un- 
derpining of McCubbins house to Run with aregular Grade the 
distance of fifty four feet to anotch in astake aleven inches 
above the present Surface of the Ground; and from thence with 
aregular Grade to meet the Grade of Briton street; at the in- 



104 RECORDS OF 

tersiction of Briton and Bridge street Extended; anything to 
the Contrary notwithstanding in the Resolve of the 28th Septem- 
ber 1816 So that nothing in this Resolve may be Construed to 
alter any other part of the Grade as Established on the 28th 
September 1816 Except from the nail Drove in the underpining 
of McCubbins house the distance of fifty four feet and from 
thence with aregular Grade to Briton street 
adjorned to meet to morrow 

By order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 18th December 1816 
Commissioners met as per adjornment 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
William Joyce 

and after Reading the proceedings of the last meeting; Com- 
menced business 

Resolved that the Cirb stone on the west side of Bridge street 
Extended make aregular sweep ten feet below tho intersection 
of Britton '& Bridge streets, untell the Cirb Stone on the west 
side of said Bridge Street Extended meet the Cirb Stone on 
Britton street 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 

EASTERN PRECIXCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 
BALTIMORE 30th December IS 16 
Commissioners met 

John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
William Joyce 

George Millemon; Cjune after the Board 
was formed 



BALTIMORE CITY. 105 

the Chairman not present John. M. Smith was appointed 
Chairman for the day - and after Reading the preceding of 
the last meeting Commenced business 

Resolved that the Collector pay to the Commissioners of the 
Eastern Precincts one hundred and sixty four dollars for 
their Services as Commissioners of Said Precincts 

Resolved that the Clerk to the Commissioners of the Eastern 
Precincts of Baltimore be and he is hereby authorised and 
directed to proceed to Annapolis on behalf of the Eastern Pre- 
cincts Commissioners of Baltimore and to apply to the General 
Assembly of Maryland for ASuppliment to the law to appoint 
Comrs in said Precincts 

and Resolved that the said Clerks Expences be paid out of 
the funds of the Eastern Precincts of Baltimore 

Adjoined by order 

NICHOLAS BUKKE Clk 



EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 19th Febury 1817 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John. M. Smith 
John Schunk 
William Wallis 
William Joyce 

and after Reading the proceeding of the last meeting Com- 
menced business 

Examined the Grade and accounts of Bridge street, Extended 
and found them Correct 

adjoined by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



106 RECORDS OF 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

BALTIMORE 23rd Febury 1817 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 

John. M. Smith 

John Schunk 

William Wallis 

William Joyce 

and after Reading the proceeding of the last meeting: it was 
stated that the Levey Court had not appointed judges of Elec- 
tion for the Commissioners of the Eastern Precincts of Balti- 
more : which was to take place on the first monday in inarch , 
and after some further Conversation, it was. Resolved that the 
Commissioners wait on Mr. Robert Welsh, foreman of the Levey 
Court and to Request him to Call the Court togeather for the 
perpose of appointing judges of said Election ; so as the Com- 
missioners of said Precincts : might Go on and settle up their 
Business: and Comply with their Contracts that was already 
made ; and when the Commissioners Waited on Mr. Robert 
Welsh, and informed him what their Business was : and if the 
Election did not take place: that those persons whom they had 
Contracted with for to level and pave streets, and Repair 
pumps ; had expended larges sums of money which Could not 
be Collected if Commisisoners was not appointed: and it would 
be a very Grate injury and loss to those persons who had Ex- 
pended their money: to wait as Long as in all probability it 
would be before the money Could be Collected if the Commis- 
sioners was appointed - and Mr. Robert Welsh was of opin- 
ion that the Commissioners of the Eastern Precincts ought to 
be appointed and he also said that the levey Court forgot to 
appoint the judges of said (-lection and he Mr. Robert Welsh 
esued noticies for the meeting of the Levey Court for for to 
make the appointment of Judges for the Election of Commis- 
sioners for the Eastern Precincts of Baltimore and Mr. Welsh 
had no way for to send the notices to the Country members of 
the Court and it was AV.sW/vr/ that the Clerk to the Commis- 
sioners Carry the notices to the County members of the Court 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 107 

EASTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS 

BALTIMORE 4th March 1817 
Commissioners met 

George Millemon 
John Smith 
William Wallis 

and preceded to the Court house to meet the Levey Court that 
was to meet to appoint judges of the Election for the Commis- 
sioners of the Eastern Precincts : as the law for the Commis- 
sioners Sayes that the Commissioners shall be Elected on the 
first monday in niach or within ten days thereafter : and the 
levey Court neglected to make the appointment : at their former 
meeting the foreman had ordered the Court to meet for that 
purpose ; they did meet and Refused to make the appointment 
and the Commissioners Returned 

adjorned by order 

NICHOLAS BURKE Clk 



Western Precinct Commissioners' Records 

1810 18J7 

(Chronologically Arranged) 



RECORDS OF BALTIMORE CITY. Ill 



Aii ACT to appoint Commissioners, to Grade and 
Level the several Streets, Squares, Lanes & 
Alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore. 1809 
Ch. 131. 

I. WHEREAS It is represented to this General 
Assembly by the Petition of sundry owners of 
property in the Precincts of the City of Balti- 
more West of Jones' Falls, that the public good 
and the convenience of the Inhabitants would, be 
greatly benefitted by the appointment of Commis- 
sioners, to grade and Level the several streets, Preamble 
squares, Lanes and alleys, and to Establish the 
Corners and fix the boundaries thereof, and the 

same to condemn as public highways in the said 
Precincts, and the prayer of the petitioners ap- 
pearing reasonable Therefore 

II. BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly appointment 
of Maryland, That Peter Little, William Krebs Commissioners 
and John Davis be and are herebv appointed 
Commissioners for the Precincts of the City of 
Baltimore west of Jones' falls and that they or 

a Majority of them be and are hereby author- 
ised and empowered to Grade and Level any 
Street or Streets, Square or Squares, lane or 
lanes, alley or alleys, that are at this time laid T> e vei & Grade 
out or hereafter may be laid out, and the same boundaries 
to Condemn as public highways and to establish condemn as 
the Courses and fix the boundaris of such streets. highways 
Squares, lanes or alleys in the said precincts when 
applied to for that purpose, agreeably to the 
Provisions of this Act. 

III. AND BE IT ENACTED. That whenever two w f ' c 
thirds of the owners of property on any street. ^property' 
square, lane or alley shall apply in writing to the 

said Commissioners to grade or level, or establish 
the Corners or fix the boundaries thereof, or the 
same to condemn as public highways, it shall and 
niav be lawful for said Commissioners, or a ma- 



112 RECORDS OF 

jority of them, after giving Ten days notice in 

Majority olie or more of the public newspapers printed in 

Commisioners the City of Baltimore, Stating in such notice the 

give 10 days , . J . , T 

in one object oi such application to them made, and the 

newspaper . n j i ,1 / 

time nxect on by them tor executing the same, 
then to proceed to grade or level, or to establish 
the corners or fix the boundaries, or the same to 
condemn as public highways as in their Judg- 
ment, or a majority of them, may seem right and 
proper. 

Appoint IV. AND BE IN EXACTED That the said Com- 

cierkTokeep missioiiers, or a majority of them, shall, as soon 

fair record as mav ^ e< a ^ er their appointment, appoint a 
Clerk, whose duty it shall be to keep a fair rec- 
ord of all their proceedings in a good and sub- 
stantial bound book, by them provided for that 

Records be purpose, which records shall be open to the inspec- 

inspection tion of all those interested, and it shall be his 
duty to furnish, on application from any person 
or persons interested, extracts of their proceed- 

Emoiuments ings- f r which he shall be entitled to receive ten 
cents for every hundred words he may write. 

Y. AND BE IT ENACTED, That if any person or 
injured persons shall think himself, herself or themselves 

injured, or likely to be injured in any of their 
improvements by any Grade established by the 
said Commissioners, it shall and may be lawful 
for them, at anv time within Ten days thereafter, 
^"dre'ss * fo naT1 d writing their objections to the Com- 
missioners, who shall forthwith appoint two per- 
sons, owners of real or Leasehold property, and 
not interested, to meet and confer with two other 
:ipi.int pei-sons, with like qualifications, to be appointed 

within Ten davs by the person or persons com- 
plaining, to adjudge the damages if anv and as- 
sess the same on the propertv benefited bv such 
.'ZT.-ide, taking into consideration the public irood, 
the advantage and disadvantages from anv such 
Grade to the parties therein concerned: and in 
case the aforesaid persons cannot ntrree they are 
authorised to make choice of a fifth person, with 
like qualifications, whose decision, or a majority 



BALTIMORE CITY. 113 

of them, shall be made within ten days after their 
appointment, which shall be final and conclusive; 
but before they act, they shall take (he following 
Oath or affirmation "I, A. B. do solemnly and sin- Oath of 

K,>. . i Referees 

j swear (or amrra as the case may be) that 

I will faithfully and honestly try and determine 
what damages C. D. (or as the case may be) has 
or will sustain from the grade affixed by the Com- 
missioners on the street, lane or alley (as the case 
may be) and if any, that I will impartially with- 
out favor or affection, equitably assess the same 
on the property on said street, lane or alley bene- 
fited, to the best of my Skill and Judgment and 
conformably to this act, So help me God," a copy proceedings 
of which proceedings shall be filed and recorded recorded by 
bv the Clerk to the commisssioners whose duty the Clerk 

1 . . who 

it shall be. to attend and administer the oath, but slia11 

i ni administer 

before the said street, lane, square or alley shall the oath 

be cither dug down or filled up, the Clerk of the clerk shall 

ill i J. n j.i i Collect dam- 

commissioners shall proceed to collect the damages a ges. 

adjudged and assessed, and which is hereby made 
lawful to recover before a single magistrate, or if 
above fifty dollars, before the Baltimore County 
court, after application is thereto made and in 

. L . . Procedure 

either case this act shall be given and received in 
Evidence and the decision had therein shall be 
final and conclusive. 

VI. A>*D BE IT EXACTED That on application be- 
ing made to the Commissioners in manner speci- 
fied in the second section of this act, for the pur- 

Diggmg down 

pose of levelling any street, square. Lane or Al- 
ley, conformably to the grade which hath been streets, &c. 
established by them; it shall and may be lawful 
for them, or their Clerk, under their direction to 
Superintend the digging down or filling up said 
street, square, lane or alley, as applied for. Con- 
formable to the Grade, which hath been Estab- 
lished by them, and all reasonable expences in- 
cured by them to levy and assess on the property 
benefited and the same to collect in manner and 
form provided by the fourth section of this act: 
provided the owners of any lot on said street, lane 
or allev shall not reduce the ground to the grade 



RECORDS OF 



fixed, or within such time as the said Commis- 
sioners shall deem reasonable. 



per diem VII. AND BE IT ENACTED That the 

commisioners ers shall be allowed two dollars per day for every 

day the}' may attend to the discharge of the duties 

D f tu vested in them by this act, which, together with 

Survtvor two dollars per day to their Clerk, and all neces- 

sary expences of a Surveyor and advertising the 

Cost of notices, shall be equallv apportioned among; the 

Grading &c 

persons holding property on said otreet, oquare, 
how to (collect Lane or alley and collected in manner prescribed 
by the fourth* section of this act. 

Clerks VI 1 1. AND BE IT ENACTED That the Clerk to 

percentage t i u , Commissioners shall be allowed six per cent. 

on Collection _ l 

out of all monies collected by him under this act, 
and shall pay over the balance to the person or 
persons entitled to receive the same, in conse- 
quence of any damage they may have sustained, 
or for other causes, as soon as collected, under the 
Penalty penalty and forfeitures of twice the amount then 

collected by him, recoverable before a single mag- 
istrate, or if, above fifty dollars before the Bal- 
timore County Court, by the Commissioners of 
the Western precincts market house, and by them 
to be appropriated to the damages for Avhich it 
\vas first collected and the balance to the use of 
said Market house. 

( , k _ rk IX. AND UK IT ENACTED Thai the Clerk to the 

Give Commissioners shall give bond conditioned paya- 

Boiid . T ' . J 

ble to the Commissioners of the Western precincts 
market house, in any sum to be approved of by 
them, with sufficient security for the faithful dis- 
charge of all the duties assigned him by this Act, 
and take the following oath or affirmation, as the 

( <')uh R ( ' ;ls< ' ln; '- v ^ )( '- "^ ^ ^- ^ s l ( ' liui ly swear for af- 

firm) that 1 will act as Clerk to the Commission- 
ers, make out and keep a fair record of their pro- 
r-eedin^s, had and done under and by virtue of 
this act, and in every other respect faithfully and 



*Sf(> ">th Sort ion. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 115 

honestly discharge the several duties of my ap- 
pointment, to the best of my skill arid Judgment 
so help me God," also the records, books and pa- 
pers of his office, or in case of death or removal 
from office shall be faithfully delivered over to 
said Commissioners. 

X. AND BK IT ENACTED That the said Commis- 
sioners shall before they enter upon the duties of 

. . " 11 Commissioner s 

their appointment, take the following oath or oath 

affirmation, "I A B, do solemnly swear (or affirm) 
That I will honestly and impartially, without fa- 
vor or affection, discharge the duties of Commis- 
sioner for Grading and Levelling the Several 
Streets, squares, Lanes or Alleys, and for Estab- 
lishing the courses and fixing the boundaries there- 
of in the precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' 
Falls, according to Law and to the best of my 
skill and Judgment so help me God. 

XI. AND BE IT ENACTED That the said Peter Lit- 
tle, William Krebs and John Davis shall hold and 
exercise the office of Commissioner-; for grading 
mid Levelling the several streets, squares, lanes or 
alleys and for fixing the courses and for establish- 
ing the boundaries thereof, in the Precincts of 
Baltimore West of Jones' Falls, until the next 
Election of commissioners for the Western pre- 
cincts market house, who, or a majority of them, 
shall on the second monclay in February, in the 
year Eighteen hundred and Eleven, or within Ten 
days thereafter, and on the second monday in .the 
same month, or within ten days thereafter, in each 
and every year, appoint five persons, residents of 
the Precincts, West of Jones' Falls arid holding 
real or Leasehold property in said Precincts, as 
commissioners under this act, to whom, and their 
successors, all the powers vested by this act, shall 
devolve, they taking the oath as is prescribed by 
this act for the persons first named as Commis- 
sioners. 

XTT. Axn BE IT ENACTED That in case of a va- 
cacv, at anv time, of the snid Commissioners. 



116 RECORDS OF 

cither by death resignation, removal or other dis- 
qualification, under this act, the Commissioners 
of the Western precincts market shall, as soon as 
may be, fill such Vacancy. 

XIII. AND BE IT ENACTED That the powers of 
the present Commissioners or their successors shall 
not extend to altering the grade of any street, lane 
or alley, that may be at this time paved or graded 
by the consent of the owners of the property, on 
such street, lane or alley, or a majority of them, 
but upon the unanimous consent of the owners for 
the time being, anything in this act to the contrary 
notAvithstanding. 

By the house of Delegates By the Senate 

January 6th 1810 January 6th 1810 

Read and assented to Read and assented to 

By order By order 

JOHN BREWER Clk. Tiros. ROGERS Clk. 

EDWD (L.S.) LLOYD 



BALTIMORE CITY. 117 

BALTIMORE COUNTY, January 24th 1810 
WHEREAS the General Assembly of Maryland by their act 
passed on the Sixth Instant, Did appoint Peter Little, William 
Krebs and John Davis as Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore West of Jones' Falls; to Grade and Level any Street, 
or Streets, Square or Squares, Lane or Lanes, Alley or Alleys, 
and the same to Condemn as public highways, and to Estab- 
lish the Courses and fix the boundaries of such Streets, Squares, 
Lanes, or Alleys in the said Precincts ; The said Peter Little, 
William Krebs and John Davis personally appeared before me, 
one of the Justices of the peace in and Baltimore County on 
die day above written and did severally take the Oath as is di- 
rected by the Act aforesaid to wit : 

1 Peter Little - William Krebs - John Davis - do 
Solemnly Swear that I Avill honestly and impartially without 
favor or affection discharge the duties of Commissioner for 
Grading and Levelling Streets, Squares, Lanes or Alleys and 
for Establishing the Courses and fixing the boundaries thereof, 
in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls according to 
law. and to the Best of my skill and Judgment, So help me God. 

signed PETER LITTLE. 
Sworn to before 

OWEN DORSEY. 

Baltimore, March 16th IS 10 

Commissioners met 
Present 

Peter Little & 
William Krebs 

Appointed -I Lewis Wampler as their Clerk. 
Received the following application viz 

To the Commissioners of the precincts West of Jones' Falls. 
We the subscribers composing two-thirds of the property hold- 
ers on an Alley East 13SV^ feet from & parallel with Charles 
street, and leading from Pleasant Street Southward pray that 



118 RECORDS OF 

you will Establish and Grade the same. Baltimore 27th Jany 

1810. 

Signed 

K. Owen 
Richard Norris 
Jas. Barroll 
Bayer Ricaud 
Nathl F Williams 
John Donaldson 
James Cheston 
Ordered that notice be given in the Baltimore Evening Post 

that the Commissioners will meet on said alley on Tuesday the 

27th instant at 10 oeloek A M for the purpose of Establishing 

and Grading the aforesaid alley 

BALTIMORE COUNTY to wit : 

On the 16th day of March 1810 personally appeared J Lewis 
Wampler before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the 
peace in and for the County aforesaid and took she following 
oath viz : 

I } Lewis Wampler Do solemnly swear, that I will act as 
Clerk to the Commissioners, make out and keep i\ fair record 
of their proceedings, had and done 1 under and by Virtue of this 
act, and in every other respect, faithfully A: honestly discharge 
the several duties of my appointment to the best of my skill 
and Judgment so help me God. 

Which Oath is required to be taken by the Clerk to the 
Commissioners, (appointed at last November Session of the 
Assembly of Maryland), for (Trading, Levelling & Establishing 
the several Streets, Squares, Lanes and alley in the Precincts 
of Baltimore West of Jones' falls. 

.1 . LKWIS WAMPLKK. 

Sworn to before 

OwKN DoKSKY. 

NOTICE 

WHKKKAS application hath been made to the Commissioners 
for Grading and Levelling the several streets, Squares, Lanes 
and Alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 119 



by Two thirds of the property holders on an Alley East 
feet from and parallel with Charles Street, Leading from 
Pleasant Street Southward for Establishing and Grading said 
Alley. 

All persons interested in said application are hereby notified 
to attend on the premises at 10 o'clock A M on the 27th Instant. 

March 16. 1810 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clerk 
B. Evening Post 

4 times Every other day 

Know all nu'ti hi/ these presents That we J Lewis Wampler 
and Conrad Reinicker of Baltimore County are held and firmly 
bound unto Lewis Pascault, George Warner, Emanuel Kent, 
Luke Tiernan, Adam Welsh, Ebenezer Finley and Daniel Lam- 
mot Commissioners of the Market house in the Western pre- 
cincts of Baltimore in the sum of One thousand dollars money 
of the United States America to be paid to the said Commis- 
sioners of the Market house in the Western Precincts of Balti- 
more their certain Attorney successors or assigns; to which pay- 
ment well and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and 
each of us, our and each of our heirs, Executors and Adminis- 
trators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed 
with oui 1 seals and dated this twenty fourth dav of March in the 
Year one thousand eight hundred and Ten 

The Condition of the above obligation is such. That, if the 
above bound J Lewis Wampler shall well honestly and faith- 
fully discharge the office of Clerk to the Commissioners, ap- 
pointed to 'Level and Grade, fix and Establish the courses and 
boundaries of the several squares, streets. Lanes or alleys in 
the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls agreeably to an 
act of Assembly passed on January 6th last, then the foregoing 
obligation shall be void and of none effect, if otherwise to be 
and remain in full force and virtue 

J LEWIS WAMPLER (L. S. ) 

COXRAT) KEIXICKKF; (L. S.) 

Signed sealed and deliv- 

ered in presence of 

JOHX F HARRIS 

Copy 



120 RECORDS OF 

NOTICE 

The commisioners appointed by an act of Assembly passed 
at the last November Session, for Grading & Levelling the 
several Streets, Squares, Lanes and Alleys and for Establishing 
the boundaries thereof in the Precincts of Baltimore West of 
Jones' falls, call upon all such persons as having by mutual 
consent graded any of the aforesaid Streets, Squares, Lanes or 
Alleys or the same declared as highways, prior to the passage 
of the Law aforesaid, to hand in said agreements to the Clerk 
of the Commissioners for record, as soon as may be ; the Com- 
missioners urge the immediate attention to this call, being ap- 
plied to, to grade an alley ISSVo feet East of Charles Street, 
running South from Pleasant Street - for want of the neces- 
sary information as above called for, the commissioners have 
postponed their meeting until monday the 2d day of April at 
10 o'clock, A. M. when and where, persons interested are disired 
to attend with their papers or lodge them with the Clerk before 
that day 

J LEWIS W AMPLER Clk 

March 27 1810 
American & 
B. Evening Post 
4 times daily 

April 2d 1S10 

YLI.KY K58 1 :; feet East from and With Charles Street, running 
South from Pleasant Street 

Commissioners met 
Present 

Peter Little & 

William Krebs 
Proceeded to Grade and Establish said Alley vix 

Began at the N". W. corner of a brick house the property of 
Littleton Holland, standing at the S. E. intersection of Charles 
and Pleasant Streets, and ran Kast with the S. side of Pleas- 
ant street, at a Descend of 5 4.")' KJfi'-j feet to said Alley; 
(being informed by the petitioners and other inhabitants, that 



BALTIMORE CITY. 121 

two feet on the East side of Charles street were taken off l>\ 
mutual consent for the purpose of widening said street,) then 
South parallel with Charles Street and the West side of said 
alley at a Descend of 1 45' (which is equal to the Descent of 
Charles Street), about 180 feet to the line of the City The 
alley aforesaid is twenty feet wide, and is hereby declared apub- 
lic highway 

J LEWIS WAMPLEE Clk 

(For plat, See Original Record.) 

HOWARD STREET, from Franklin Street to the Poor house 

ground 

We the subscribers owners of property on Xorth Howard 
street, to the north of the City of Baltimore do hereby agree 
to grade said street in the following manner to wit: 

Beginning at the corner of the poor-house ground as the said 
Street is now graded and Levelled, thence Southerly with a 
'descend of four inches in a perch, so as to intersect Center Street 
twenty two inches below the top of a peg now put into the 
ground, thence continuing the same grade to the north* gutter 
of Center Street, thence with a rise of an inch and a half in 
('very ten feet until it meets the grade of a rise of four inches 
in every ten feet from Franklin Street, and in case it shall be 
thought advisable to lower the road at the corner of the poor- 
house fence, we shall have no objections to its being done, and 
in such case the grade is to be fix'd from the said twenty two 
inches below the said peg, to conform thereto. 

Witness our hands this Sixteenth da of Februar 1S08 



X E HOWARD 
ISAAC PHILLIPS 
GEO. W. MOORE 
GEORGE GRVXDY. 

Supervisor of the road 
Witness 

GEO : BAXLEY 



* ought to be South 
J L W 



122 RECORDS OF 

To be entered on the records April 2, 1810 

GEORGE GRUNDY 
The same day recorded and examined 

per J LEWIS WAMPLER, Clk. 

April 18 1810 

Received the following application to wit : 
"The subscribers composing two thirds of the holders of prop- 
erty on Eutaw Street, between Franklin and Saratoga Streets, 
request the Commissioners appointed for that purpose to Grade 
the said part of Eutaw Street 

For the Methodist Church Signed Owen Dorsey 

John Fennell 

Alexr. McCartee John E Howard 

Johannas Ilgenfritz Georg Faas 

his E. Finley 

Martin (X) Griffith Ths. Owen 
mark 

NOTICE 

Is hereby given, That, the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore West of Jones' Falls, will meet on Monday the 30th 
Instant at 10 oclock A M to Establish and Grade Eutaw Street 
between Franklin and Saratoga streets Those who are in- 
terested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLKK Clk 
April 18 1810 
E. P. 4 times 

April 30th 1S10 

FTTANV STKKET between Saratoga & Franklin Streets 
The Commissioners met present 
Peter Little and 
William TCrebs 

From Ilie North side of Saratoga Street, thence North with 
the Easl side of Entaw Street at an Ascend of 3;V 45" 374 1 /- 
feet to the north side of Mulberry street still at the same ascend 



BALTIMORE CITY. 123 

of 35' 45" 30 feet thence at one grade of an ascend of 1 37' 30" 
255 Feet to Franklin Street 

The Curb Stones on the West side of the Street are to be 
sat one foot higher than those on the East Side and the same 
is hereby declared a public highway. 

J LEWIS W AMPLER Clk 

Saratoga Street is 66 feet wide 

Eutaw street is 82% feet wide 

Mulberry street is 50 feet wide 

Cost on Grading the above part of Eutaw Street. 

Recording application & notice $ .20 

Printing Adverticernents 2. 

Commissioners fees 4. 

Clerks fees 2. 

Surveyors Charges 2. 

Clerks percentage on Collecting 60 



$10.80 

S 

May 5" 1810 
Received the following application to wit : 

We the Subscribers composing two thirds of the holders of 
Property on Pleasant Street - between Charles and Calvert 
Streets, do hereby request the Commissioners appointed for 
Grading and Establishing Streets kc in the Precincts of Balti- 
more west of Jones' falls, to Grade and Level Pleasant street 
from Charles to Calvert Street. May 3. 1810 Signed 

George Brandinerharn 

Thomas Baltzall 
Littleton Holland 
Christian Adreon 
John Jephson 
Barroll & Ricaud 
Arnos A Williams 
John Donaldson 



124 RECORDS OF 

Henry Green 
Chs. Sterett Ridgely 
John Sinclair 
John Pleasants for 
Judith C Riddell 
John Gillinghani 

NOTICE 

Is hereby given, that the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore West of Jones' falls, will meet on Tuesday the 15th 
Inst. at 9 O'clock A M to Grade and Level Pleasant Street from 
Charles to Calvert Streets. 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
May 4. 1810 
B. E. Post 4 times 

May 15th 1810 

PLEASANT STREET from Charles to Calvert Streets 49V-> feet wide 
Commissioners met present 

Peter Little 
William Krebs 

Began to grade said Street from the South East intersection 
of Charles Street and Pleasant Street and run East at a descend 
of 5' 45' 13QV-2 to the west side of a 20 feet alley, still at same 
5 45' 20 feet across said alley still at same descend of 5 C 45' 
138 1 /.' feet to Saint Pauls lane still at same descend 5" 45' 
431/0 feet across said lane still at same descend 5 45' 130 
feet to Courtland street which is 45 feet wide then with a De- 
scent of ' 265 feet to Calvert Street, total, 733 ' 1- feel; 
Which Street is hereby declared apublic highway 

J LEWIS WAMTKEK Clk 

May 15th 1810 

"Received the following applications 

To the Commissioners for Grading and Levelling Street &c 
in the precincts of Baltimore west of Jones' falls. We the sub- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 



125 



scribers two thirds of the persons holding property on Pearl 
Street require that you grade and Establish said street from 
its intersection with the Keisters town Turnpike road to market 
street extended. 



May 2. 1810 
Signed 

Edwd J Coale for 

Ann Coale 
Philip Piper 
Henry Keiman 
Basil H Warfield 
Joseph Hook 
A Welsh 
Henry Grove 
Andrew Dalcke 
Peter Hedges 
Joseph A. Waller 
Nicholas Owings 
John Rilson 
Daniel Lammot 
Daniel McJilton 
Philip Horn 
Philip Entler 
Matthew Steem 
Henry Thompson 
O Dorsey 
Chs. Wirgman 
Wm L Bowley 



Beale Spurrier 
George bailor 
Joseph Brown 
Peter Little 
Hannah Hughes 
David Forney 
Jacob Hay 
Jno. E. Rigdon 
William Jones 
David Bixler 
Geo : Rohrbach 
Jonas Yoner 
George Myers 
Jacob Myers 
Henry Myers 
Geo. A Dunkel 
James Pawley 
Saml. G Jones 
Wm Lorman 
Joseph Little 
Joseph Krems 



May 15 1810 
Received the following application to wit : 

To the Commissioners for Grading and Levelling the Srreers 
etc in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls 

We the Subscribers composing two thirds of the person.- hold- 
ing property, require that you Grade and Establish Fayette 
street from Paca street Westward 



Mav 15. 1810 



126 RECORDS OF 

Signed 

Henry Green Philip Piper 

Henry Eeiman Rich A Shipley 

Jacob Smith Jr. David Forney 

John Stewart John Zimmerman 
Joshua Lucas 



NOTICE 

An application being made conformably to Law by the per- 
sons holding property on Pleasant street between Charles and 
Calvert streets, to the Commissioners for grading and Levelling 
the several Streets, Squares, Lanes and Alleys; for fixing the 
Courses, establishing the boundaries thereof and the same to 
condemn as public highways, in the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' falls the said Street being now graded, and 
agreeably to said application it is ordered that the several per- 
sons holding property on said part of Pleasant street, on or be- 
fore the 16th day of July next, dig down and remove the earth 
from before their respective Lots (between Charle and Calvert 
streets) to the Level of the Grade Established on the 15th In- 
stant. and recorded in the Office of the Commissioners. 

By order 

7 LEWIS WAMPIYKR Clk 

May 10 is 10 

A. ,v E. I', th st 

NOTICE 

Is hereby given that the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore west of Jones' falls will meet on Saturday the 26th 
Instant at 10 o'clock A ~M. to Grade and Establish Pearl Street 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEW is W A ,\i P i , K H Clk 

May 16 1810 
A \- E P (14 



Is hereby given that the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore west of Jones' Falls, will meet on nionday the 28th 



BALTIMORE CITY. 127 

Instant at 3 O'clock P. M to grade and Establish Fayette 
street from Paca Street westward. 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

May 16 1810 
A & E. P. d 4 

May 18" 1810 

Received the following application to wit 

To the Commissioners for Levelling and Grading the Streets 
in the Precincts of the City of Baltimore West of Joneses falls, 
two thirds of the holders of property on the following Streets 
to wit Mulbery Saratoga, Lexington, Fayette, Pine and Spring 
Streets Together with park Lane from tTnion Street westerly to 
Cove Street, Request the same Leveled and graded ; Therefore 
your early attention to the same will much oblige your friends, 
&c. 

May 16. 1810 

Signed 

Robert Sinclair & Co. 11. Reiman fc B. H. Warfield 

Job Smith Henry Reiman 

David Forney Chrs. Johnston Trustee of 

Luke Tiernan D. Deady 

Geo Repold A Welsh ' 

L. Pascault Geo Peters 

Christ. Raborg Sr. Henry Green 

Daniel Reiman Henry Moore 

May 26 1810 

PEARL STREET from the Baltimore and Frederick town Turn- 
pike road to the Baltimore and Reisters town Turnpike 1 road 
Sixty feet wide 

Commissioners met agreeably to notice, present Peter Little. 
Mr. William Krebs Avas indisposed could not attend. 

June 14 1810 
Commissioners met present 

Peter Little 
William "Krebs 



128 RECORDS OF 

Proceeded to Grade and Establish Pearl Street planted a 
stone on the west side of said street and on the north side of 
the Baltimore and Frederick town Turnpike road marked B. F. 
& W S P S and one on the East side of said Street and on the 
North side of said Turnpike road marked B. F. & E S P S 
standing sixty feet apart in the clear - and ran north with 
the western gutter of Pearl Street at an 

Ascend of forty eight (48') minutes 20 ps to Fayette street 
Ditto do do 4 " across said street 

Ditto do do 20 " to Lexington street 

Ditto do do 4 " across said street, 

then 

Ditto Thirty nine (39') ditto 29 " to Saratoga Street 
Ditto do do 4 " across said street 

Ditto do do 16 " to Mulberry street 

Ditto do do 3 " & 6 inches across 

said street 

Ditto do do 36 " &c 9V 2 feet to the 

Baltimore 
136 ps & 10 feet 



and Reisters town Turnpike road, and planted a .Stone on the 
west side of Pearl Street and on the South west side of said 
Turnpike road marked B R & W S P S and one on the East 
side of said street and on the South west side of the said 
Turnppike road marked B R & E S P S. The gutter on tin- 
East side is to Corespond with the grade of the (Voss Streets, 
provided the descent of the cross Streets will not exceed one foot 
in crossing Pearl Street, Pearl Street as hereby Graded and 
Established is declared a public Highway. 

T LEWIS WA. \rpLKK Oik 

May 28 IS 10 

Received the following application to wit 

To the Commissioners for Grading and Levelling the Streets 
<Vc in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls 
We the subscribers composing two thirds of the persons hold- 
ing property on T T .\TOX LA.XK running South from Saratoga 
Street to Fayette Street, opened by mutual consent between Dan- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 129 

id Lammot, Lewis Pascault and David Forney, require that you 
Grade A: Establish the said Lane as a public highway. 
May 3. 1810. 
Signed 

L. Pascault Win. High 

David Forney David Bixler 

Arnold Dalck Danl. McJilton 

Nichos. Owings Philip Endler 

James Pawley Henry Grave 

Joseph Little Peter Hedges 

Henry Myers Joseph Osborn 

John Stewart George Myers 

NOTICE 

Is hereby given. That the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore west of Jones' falls, will meet on thursday the 14th 
Instant at 10 o clock A M". at the intersection of Pearl and 
Lexington Streets for the purpose of Levelling and Grading, 
Mulbery, Saratoga, Lexington, Fayette, Pine and Spring streets 
and park Lane. 

Those interested are particular requested to attend. 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Oik 

June 4th 1310 
A. & F. P. d 4t 

NOTICE 

Is hereby given that the Commissioners for the Precincts of 
Baltimore west of Jones' falls will meet on monday the 25th 
Fiistant at o Oclock P. M to Grade and Establish Union Lane 
Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 
June 15 1810 
A. & E P 
D 4 times 

June 16 1810 

Received the following application. 
To the Commissioners appointed by Act of Assembly for gracl- 



130 RECORDS OF 

ing the Several Streets, Squares Lanes & Alleys that are now 
laid out and that hereafter may be laid out, in the Precincts of 
Baltimore West of Jones' falls. 
Gentlemen 

We the subscribers composing two thirds of the property hold- 
ers on what is now called the "George town or Washington 
road,'' Lying between Paca Street and Cove Street ; Request 
that you as soon as may be, do grade said part of the Street 
or road as above Specified and the same to condemn as apublic 
highway, agreeably to the powers vested in you and by so doing 
you oblige 
Signed 

George Warner John Albright 

Saml. Ford G Lendenberger 

John Hignat Win. Edwards 

Foster Maynard Robt. Edwards 

Wm. Krebs J E Howard 

Michl. Warner Jno II Rogers 



Is HEREBY GIVEN 

That the Commissioners for the precincts of Baltimore West 
of Jones' falls will meet on Tuesday the 26th Instant at 10 
o'clock A M for the purpose of Grading the road leading from 
Baltimore to the City of Washington from Paca Street to the 
Junction of'Cove Street or Newington road and Charles Street 
and to condemn the same as a public High way 

Those interesetd are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

June 26 1810 
A iV E P. 4 times D. 

June 19 IS 10 

Iieceived the following application 

To the Commissioners of the Western precincts of the City 
of Baltimore 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers holding property between Eutaw Street 
ind Strawberry allev. commonly knoAvn bv the name of Cham- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 131 

berlains alley; request you to Grade the Same without delay 
(two thirds communing therein 
Baltimore June 19 1810 
Signed 

Thomas Owen L. Chevigne 

Jos. Wright Jonathan Whelan 

John Lynch Win. Kraber & Son 
Zachariah Tensfield 

NOTICE Is HEREBY GIVEN 

That the Commissioners for the precincts of Baltimore West 
of Jones' falls will meet on monday the 2d of July next at 3 
o'clock P. M for the purpose of Grading Chamberlains alley 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

June 20. 1810 
\. & E P. 4 times D. 

June 22d 1810 

Received the following communication. 

To the Commissioners for grading and levelling rc the Sev- 
eral streets. Lanes and alleys in the precincts of Baltimore west 
of Jones' falls. 

We the Subscribers holders of property on Pearl Street are 
induced to believe the grade as Established by you is likely. 
Materially to injour our dwellings if carried into effect. We 
avail ourselves of the provisions of the act of assembly in such 
cnses. and request that disinterested persons may be appointed 
1>\* you to meet such as we may appoint to assertain the dam- 
ages we will sustain by the grading of the aforesaid Street 
June -2-2. 1810 

Signed 

Michael Kermerley 
Nicholas Mackenheinier 
on same day; 

Also three other protests Avere received against the Establish- 
ment of the above street 



132 RECOEDS OF 

The Commissioners on '25th June appointed George Warner 
and Emanuel Kent Esquires as referees on their behalf 

J. L WAMPLER 

NOTICE 

The Commissioners for grading and Levelling the Streets &c. 
in the Precincts west of Jones' falls. 

Have adjourned from this day till Friday the 6th of July 
next at 9 o'clock A M finally to fix on the grade of Union Lane 
the persons holding property on and adjacent to said lane are 
particularly desired to meet, as much difficulty exists in the 
proper course which the water (a running stream) ought of 
right to go, the least injurious to property and the public con- 
venience 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

June 25. 1810 
A & E. P. 4 times D 

June 25. 1810 
UNION LANE 24 feet wide 

Commissioners met present Peter Little and William 
Krebs. 

On examination it was found that a large body of water in 
time of rain exclusive of the running stream that fio\vs in said 
Lane, it was deern'd proper to adjourn 'till the 6th proximate. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

25. June IS 10 

The Commissioners in pursuance of Several protests preferred 
against the grade of Pearl street, having appointed George 
Warner & Emanuel Kent Esquires as referees on their behalf. 
You. the Complainants will therefore appoint your referees and 
convene them as soon as may be and inform me thereof 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 133 

To 

Michael Keinerly 
Xieh. Mackcnheimer 
William Shipley 
William Shipley & wife 
Henry Green 
Chr Johnston 
George Collins 
William Thorpe 

Served by Razin Wight 

July 2nd IS 10 
CHAMBERLAINS ALLEY. 20 feet wide 

Commissioners met agreeably to notice 

I 'resent Peter Little and William Krebs. 

Proceeded to grade said Alley Began on the East side of 
Kutaw Street Six inches above the level of the Curb stone, 
then ran Kast with said alley at Descend of 1 27' 205 feet to 
Hie pavement of ''Fifteen feet or Strawberry Alley." Which 
alley as Graded is hereby declared a public highway 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

Cost on Grading Chamberlain's alley 

Recording application & writing notice 1 .$ .1") 

Printing notice or Adverticement 2. 

Commissioners fees 4. 

Clerks fees 2. 

Surveyor's ( Charges 1 . 

Clerks persentage on Coleetion .">."> 



$9.70 

July 2nd IS 10 
PKARL STREET 

The referees appointed in pursuance of several protests pre- 
ferred against the grade of said Street met: 

Present 

Referees on behalf of the Commissioners George Warner 
Emanuel Kent 



134 RECORDS OF 

Referees on behalf of the Complainants John Matthews, Ho- 
ratio Berry, A McCoy, Moses Hands 

Complainants on what account of 

Michael Kemerly & Xichs. Mackenheimer on grade being too 
low at Fayette Street; Chr. Johnston George Collins William 
Thorpe against the water being carried across Fayette street; 
William Shipley, grade being too low at Fayette Street; Wil- 
liam Shipley <fe Uxor on Agraria at Reisters road. 

The .Referees being duly Sworn 

The complaint of Wm. Shipley & Uxor, not coming under the 
purview of the referees it was dispenced with The door 

cill at Wm Shipley's house is 6 feet above the gutter The 
lower part of Mackenheimers door cill is 4 feet 1 inch higher 
than the gutter Kemerley's door cill is 3 feet 11 inches 
higher than the gutter 

Adjourned 'till 3 o'clock P. M. Friday next 

July 5th 1810 
Received the following Application to wit : 

To the Commissioners for grading and Levelling the several 
Streets, Squares, Lanes and alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' falls. 

We the subscribers Composing two thirds of the persons hold- 
ing property on "MULBERRY STREET"West of Union Street to the 
extent as now laid out; on "SARATOGA STREET''' continued from 
the west side of Union Street to the East side of Cove Street ; on 
LEXINGTON STREET from the West side of Union Street to the 
east side of Cove street ; FAYETTE STREET from the west side of 
Union Street to the East side of Cove Street; on PINK STREET 
from the south side of Mulberry Street to to the north side of 
Fayette Street; on SPRING STREET from the west side of Union 
Lane to Cove Street and on PARK LAXE from the West side of 
Union Street to the east side of Cove Street: do request that you 
will as soon as is consistent with law, Grade the several streets 
and lane above specified and the same to condemn as public 
high ways. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 135 

May 16. 1810 

L. Pascault Saratoga, Lexington, Fayette, Pine k Spring 
Streets. 

Peter Little Mulberry Street. 
Danl. Lammot Lexington & Saratoga Streets. 
Robt. Sinclair & Co. Saratoga, Lexington, Fayette, Pine k 
Spring Streets and Park Lane. 

Job Smith Lexington and Saratoga Streets. 

Henry Reiman Fayette Street. 

Daniel Rieman & Son Park lane. 

Chr. Johnston Park lane, Spring & Lexington Streets. 

Henry Green Fayette street. 

Richd A Shipley Fayette Street and Park lane. 

Luke Tiernan Saratoga, Mulberry and Pine Streets. 

George Peters Mulberry Street and Park Lane. 

Philip Endler Lexington Street. 

George Repold Saratoga & Lexington streets 

Joseph Little Lexington Street 

his } 

Joseph (X) Reliefs 

mark 

Henry Myers 
Daniel Smith 

ner f -for Saratoga Street 

Rachel (X) Matthews 

mark 
her 
Rebecca (X) Brightman 

mark 

Joseph A Walter Lexington Street 

Philip Piper 1 

T , Q , > Fayette Street- 

John Stewart 



136 RECORDS OF 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREET COMMISSIONERS' 

OFFICE 

July 6. 1810 

On application of a number of persons holding holding prop- 
erty on Pearl Street, the Commissioners will review the grade of 
the whole extent of said street on monday the 16th Instant at 4 
o'clock P M., finally to determine the grade thereof 
Those interested are particularly requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
A & E P. do 4 times 

July 6 1810 
PEARL STREET 

Referees met agreeably to adjournment 
Present the whole 

In as much as the Commissioners agreed this day to review 
the grade of said street, the Referees proceeded no further in the 
investigation thereof. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

July 6th 1810 
Uxiox LANE 24 feet wide 

Commissioners met agreeably To adjournment present 
Peter Little 
William Krebs 
John Davis 

Proceeded to grade said Lane, Began at the south side of 
Saratoga street, (the Level of the grade marked on the South 
West corner of the Bridge which 4 feet 7 inches below the 
top thereof) and run South witli the lowest part gutter thereof 
at a Descend of One degree (1 77 perchs to the north side of 
Fayelte Street. (The continuation of said grade strikes 4 feet 
S indies below the lower part of the window cill of Henry 
Green's house standing on the South side of Fayette street.) 
The Said Tnion Lane as above graded is hereby dedared a 
public highway. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 137 

Cost on Grading Union Lane 

Writing advertisements $ .30 

Printing do 4. 

Commissioners fees 10. 

Clerks fees 4. 

Surveyors charges 2. 

Recording proceedings 30 



20.60 
Colecting fees 1.23 



$21.83 

July 6th 1810 

GEORGETOWN ROAD from the west side of Paca street to the junc- 
tion of Cove and Charles Streets - Width about 49 Vo feet 
Commissioners met present 
Peter Little 
William Krebs 
John Davis 

Proceeded to the grading of said road 

Beginning for the same at the north west corner of said road 
at the distance of south from the south 

of Pratt street at a descent of 42' from the bottom of the gutter 
in Pratt street and running thence with the north west side of 
said road S W at a descent of 36' to a 

stone heretofore planted for the beginning of a conveyance from 
Charles Ridgely to George Lindenberger and with said Con- 
veyance two courses S 54 W 30 ps at the same descent to a 
stone, S 52 W. 11 ps & 3 feet at the same descent to a stone 
then S W. to cove Street at same de- 

scent, which grade is to be the bottom of the gutter The 
limits of the road on the South East side of said road com- 
mences on the West side of Paca street and said road and run- 
ning thence at a Descent of 36' (same as on the north west side 
and at a Level thereto) the five following Courses to Avit: 
S W to a stone heretofore planted at 

the beginning of a conveyance from Charles Ridgely to William 



138 BECORDS OF 

Glower, then with said conveyance S 53 : W 8.9 ps to the be- 
ginning of a Deed from said Ridgely to George Warner, and 
with the first line of said Deed S 53 W 9.3 ps to beginning of 
a conveyance from said Ridgely to Michael Krebs, and running 
with the first line thereof S 53 W 8.3 ps, thence S 
W to the intersection of said road 

Charles Street being at the beginning of a Deed of Convey- 
ance from Charles Ridgely aforesaid to David Rusk, which 
grade is to be the bottom of the gutter The gutters are to be 
one fifth of the width of said road inwards from the lines or 
limits of the road as above described. 

The grade and limits of the said road were Established and 
confirmed by the Commissioners on the 16th Instant. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



WESTERN PRECIXCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

July 9. 1810 

The Commissioners will meet 011 thursday the 19th Instant at 
8 o'clock A M for the purpose of Grading the following Streets 
to wit: MrujEKRY STREET West of Union street to the extent as 
now laid out; SARATOGA STREET Continued from the West side of 
Union street to the east side of Cove street; LEXINGTON STREET 
from the west side of Union street to the East side of Cove 
street; FAYETTK STREET from the west side of Union street to 
the East side of Cove street; PINE STREET from the South side 
of Mulberry street to the north side of Fayette street; SPRING 
STREET from the West side of Union Lane to Cove street; and 
PARK LANE from the west side of Union street to cove street. 
Those interested are particularly requested to attend 

J LEWIS WA.MPLEK Clk 
A & E. P. d 4 times 

July 16th 1810 

PKAKL STRKKT From the Baltimore and Reisters town Turnpike 
road to the "Baltimore cV Frederick town Turnpike road 
60 feet wide 



BALTIMORE CITY. 139 

Commissioners met agreeably to notice to review and finally 
to Establish the Grade of Pearl street, present 
Peter Little 
William Krebs 
John Davis 

On the 26th day of May last the Commissioners Established 
the bounds of said street by planting stones as follows 

1st on the West side of Pearl Street and on the South West 
side of the Baltimore and Reisters town Turnpike road marked 
B R W S P S. 

2nd on the East side of said street and on the South west side 
of said Turnpike road marked B R E S P S. 

3rd on the West side of said Street and on the north side of 
the Baltimore and Frederick town Turnpike road marked B F 
& W S P S. 

4th on the East side of said street and on the north side of 
said Turnpike road marked B F & E S P S. 

XOAV proceeded to regrade Pearl Street Began on the Balti- 
more and Reisters town Turnpike road and ran with the West 
gutter of said street South at a Descent of 48' 930 '/^ feet to the 
north gutter of Saratoga Street; then Level 40 feet to the South 
gutter of Saratoga Street;* then at an Ascent of 30' 160 feet; 
then at a descent of 30' 344 1 L . feet to the north gutter of Lex- 
ington Street;*" then Levell 40 feet to the south gutter of Lex- 
ington Street; then at a Descent of 1 356 feet to the north 
gutter of Fayette street ; then Level 40 feet to the south gutter 
of Fayette street; then at an Ascent of 2 33' 13 feet ; : ' : * ::: then 
at a descent of 42' feet to the north side of Park Lane; 

then Level feet to the South side of Park lane and 

then at a Descent of feet to the Baltimore and 

Frederick town Turnpike road so as to strick a level of the 
middle of said Turnpike road, and is hereby declared a public 
high way. 

The aforegoing grade has been ratified and Confirmed by the 
Commissioners, this 18th day of July 1810 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

X B The Eastern Gutter of Pearl Street is to be higher than 



140 EECOEDS OF 

the Western, at the height required by the descent of the cross 
streets, provided the same will not exceed one foot 

"Which is 4 feet T 1 /^ inches lower than the arch of the celler 
window in the house standing on the south west corners of said 
Streets 

'* Which is 6 feet lower than this mark (X) cut in the punip 
standing at said gutter 

'** Which is level with the Door cill of the house (abackbuild- 
ing) standing on the South West corner of said streets. 

July 24 1810 
Received the following 

To the commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore 
The undersigned proprietors of ground situate on PLEASANT 
STREET beg leave to represent that in pursuance of the orders 
given for removing the earth in said Street to the Established 
Grade they have progressed in the same as far as they conven- 
iently could, 'till the parties hereinafter named shall remove the 
ground on and in front of their several lots they therefore 
request that you will be pleased to take measures to compel 
George Peters and Stewart to remove their earth 

forthwith or that you have the same done and your petitioners 
will hold themselves much obliged 
Baltimore July 21 1810. 
Signed 

Jno P. Pleasants for Jos Barroll 

J C Riddle John Sinclair 

John Donaldson Th. Baltzell 

John Jephson Littleton Holland 

Christian Adreon 

True Copy 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 

on July 27 IS 10 

Commissioners I'eter Little and William Krebs Esquires en- 
tered into the following order 

Ordered that the Clerk be and lie is hereby directed to con- 
tract with such person or persons for digging down and remov- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 141 

ing the earth on pleasant street to the grade as Established, 
that may now remain on said street contrary to an order passed 
on the 16th day of May last directing the owners of Property 
respectively to remove the earth to the Established grade before 
their Lots. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE, 

July 31 1810 
Sir 

You will recolect that application having been made for 
levelling' pleasant street conformably to an order passed and 
published by the Commissioners to dig down and remove the 
dirt to the proper grade on or before the 16th Instant, this 
order has not been complied with on your part, in consiquence 
a formal complaint is now filed in this office, with a request to 
have the dirt removed according to Law. The Commissioners 
feel no wish to increase the expences, the demand of the Com- 
plainants must be complied Avith. 

Unless you do not proceed immediately to the removal of the 
dirt before your Lot on Pleasant Street, I am directed to have 
it dug down to the grade Established, the expence of which will 
of course be levied on you 

Yours with due respect 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
Circular to 

George Peters cv John Stewart 

August 22d 1810 
Received the following application to wit 

Baltimore August 20 1810 
To the Commissioners for grading the Streets in the precincts 

of Baltimore west of Jones' falls 

We the undersigned composing two thirds of the property 

holders on Eutaw Street from Franklin street north to Ross 



142 



KECOEDS OF 



street do hereby request that you Grade and Levell said part 
of Eutaw street as soon as possible. 
Signed 

Alexander Thompson 



Elisha T Bayley 
John Brackin 
Geo : W. Bayley 
John Lynch 
John Kurtz 
Fredk. Ditmar 
Larkin Young 
Elisha Cook 
Margarett McAllister 
Joshua G. Pindall 
Michol Russ 
George Kurtz 
David Mohler 



James Timmons 
Joseph Conrad 
Archd. Hawkins 
George Sanders 
Thimothy Connor 
John Cloherty 
Anthony Livers 
.Tames Whelan 
T. R. Sadler 
Martin Griffin 
George White 



WESTERX PRECIXCTS STHKKTS COMMISSIOXER'S 

OFFICE 

August 23. 1810 

The Commissioners will meet on monday the 3d day of 
September next at 3 o'clock P. M for the purpose of grading 
Eutaw street from Franklin to Ross Streets 
Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
A & E. P. 4 times D 

August 25th 1810 

Received the following application to wit 

Baltimore August 24 IS 10 

To the Commissioners for Grading the Streets \ T C in the Pre- 
cincts of Baltimore west of Jones' falls. 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers composing two thirds of the property hold- 
ers on Cjilvert Street from Saint Paul Street northward to 



BALTIMORE CITY. 143 

Pleasant Street, Do hereby request that you Grade Calvert 

Street for the distance above mentioned 

Signed 

Sanil Williams for him- James Mosher 
self \- Martha Williams Wm McCreery 

Edw. Johnson Mayor of Xathl Williams 

the City of Baltimore Benja Williams 

Philip Rogers for Hy. W Susan Williams 

Rogers George Williams 

John Sperry for Jacob John Simpson 
Sperry of Philada 



WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

August 25. 1810 

The Commissioners will meet on Saturday the 8th Septem- 
ber next at 10 o'clock A M for the purpose of Grading Calvert 
Street, from St Pauls street to Pleasant street 

Those interested are particularly requested to attend. 

JOHN DAVIS 
WM KREBS 

Commissioners 
A & E. P. I) 4 times 

September 3" 1810 
ETJTAW STREET from Franklin Street to Ross Street 66 feet wide 

Commissioners met 

Present Peter Little & William "Krebs 

Graded Eutaw Street as follows 

Began on the North side of Franklin Street and ran Xorth 
Avith Eutaw Street 

Ascent 2 W 288 feet to the center of New Lane 

Ascent 1 51' 288 feet to Ross Street, which grade passes 15 
inches lower than the top of the Door cill of Larkin Youngs 
house near opposite Ross Street 

J LEWIS WAMPT,ER Clk 



144 RECORDS OF 

COST 

Printing 2 

Commissr 4 

Clerk 2 

Surveyor 2 

Writing 300 30 



10.30 
*Coltg 62 



$10.92 

September 3d 1810 

Received the following application 

We the subscribers owners of property fronting on Franklin 
and Xorth Streets in the Pricincts of the City of Baltimore, 
request, that Franklin street may be graded and Established 
from Lerews alley eastward to Cathedral Street and Xorth 
street graded and Established from Saratoga Street north to 
Franklin street, in order to regulate future improvements. 

Baltimore July 11 1810 
To the Commissioners appointed by law for that purpose 

Signed 

John E. Howard Samuel Chamberlain 

Charles L Boehm Jesse Tyson 

Thomas Kenny John Wilson 

John Foss James Inloes 

Antoni Fleischall Nicholas Hacke 
John Zimmerman 

WESTERN PKE<TN T OTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

September 4. IS 10 

The Commissioners will meet on Friday the 14th Inst. at 10 
o'clock A M for the purpose of grading Franklin Street be- 



BAL,TIMOUK CITY. 145 

tween Cathedral Street and Lerew's alley and North street be- 
tween Saratoga and Franklin Streets. 

Those interested are particularly requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLKK Oik 
A <\- K P. 1)4 times 

September 8th 1810 

CAI.YKKT STKKKT from Saint Pauls Street to Pleasant Street 
Commissioners met 
present 

William Krebs 
John Davis 
(Jraded said Street- 
Began at the north gutter of saint Pauls Street at a level 
with the bottom of the freestone of the house on the South West 
intersection of Culvert and Saint Pauls Streets, and ran North 
with the West gutter of Calvert street at an Ascent of 52' 210.4 
feet then at a Descent of 45' 210.4 feet to the South gutter of 
Pleasant street which point 19 inches below the Cellar win- 
dow arch of the house on the South East corner of Pleasaiit 
and Calvert Streets. 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 
COST 

Writing 40 

Printing 2 00 

Commissioners 4.00 

Clerk 2.00 

Surveyor 2.00 

Commission .60 

$11.00 

September 141810 

FRANKLIN STREET from Catheral Street to Lerews Alley- 
Grade 

The offset or basement of the Resurvoir at the S W intersec- 
tion of Catheral and Franklin streets is 2 feet inches higher 



146 RECOKDS OF 

than the gutters of said Streets at their intersections ran west 
with the South gutter 

Descent 363 feet to the East gutter of North Street De- 

scent 54' 40 feet to the West gutter of North street, which is one 
foot eight inches lower than the under part of the cellar window 
arches on North street of Thomas Kenneys house Ascent 2 
33' 13 feet Descent 175 1 /. feet to Lerews Alley. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

September 14th 1810 
NORTH STREET Grade 

The South West intersection of North and Franklin Streets 
is 1 foot 8 inches lower than the under part of the cellar win- 
dow arches on North Street of Thomas Keimey's house, then 
ran South with the West Gutter of North Street 

Descent 1 -21'-- 704 feet to the north gutter of Saratoga 
Street. 

The East gutter of North Street is to be one foot higher 
than the West gutter 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

September 24th IS 10 
Received the following protest to wit 

To the' Commissioners for grading the Streets &c in the 
Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

Observing by the Grade you have Established of North 
Street between Franklin and Saratoga Streets does great injury 
to my house house standing on the South East corner of North 
find Mulberry Streets, on which account T do hereby appeal, 
lliat I may have such iimmineration as ought to be allowed by 
the act of assembly in this case made and provided 

T am respectfully 

Gentlemen your Obt. Servt. 
Sept. 1810 OKAS. T, BOKII.MK 

Whereon the Commissioners have appointed Henry Stouffer 



BALTIMORE CITY. 147 

and Henry Peters Esquires as referees on their behalf, and 
ordered the Complainant to be notified thereof 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

October 7 1810 
NORTH STREET 

The referrees appointed in pursuance of a Protest prefered 
by Charles L Boehme against the grade of North Street as es- 
tablished by the Commissioners on the 15th ultimate, met. 

Present 

Henry Stouffer Henry Peters in behalf- of the Commissioners 
Robert Sinclair George "W. Moore in behalf of the Complain- 
ant They being duly qualified 

After investigating the premises, reported as follows to wit : 
That they do Consider Charles L Boehme has and does Sus- 
tain an injury on his improvements by the Establishment of 
the Grade of North Street between Franklin and Saratoga 
Streets, but, that, under the present circumstances, they cannot 
concieve or determine what property has or does derive any 
benefit by said grade to authorise them to assess damages on. 

Test 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

October 161810 
MULBKRRY STKKET Grade from Greene to Pine streets 

From The west Side of Greene street ran West with the 
North gutter 

Descent 4 C 24' 182 feet to the East guter of Pearl street 
T) - 48' -')6 feet to the west gutter of Pearl street Ascent 
2 r>4' 887 feet to fair with the West side of Benjamin Eagle- 
stons house; the gutter is .">'_> feet lower than the top of the 
door rill of said house 

I)_ - -2 0' 264 feet to the East gutter of Pine Street 

October 16 IS 10 
PIXE STREET Grade 

From the North gutter of Mulberry street ran South with, 
the East gutter of Pine street, 



148 KECORDS OF 

Descent '2~' 45' 357 feet to the South gutter of Saratoga 
street 

Descent 45' 501 feet -to the North gutter of Lexington 
Street, which is level with the under part of the arch of the 
Culvert built across said streets 

Descent 45' feet to north gutter of Spring Street 

Level feet to the south gutter of Spring street Ascent 1 

24' feet to the north Side of Fayette Street 

October 16th 1810 
SARATOGA STREET Grade between Union & Cove Streets 

From the west Side of Greene street ran west with the South 
gutter 

Descent 4 3 18' 182 feet to the East gutter of Pearl street 

D 1 36' 36 feet to the West gutter of Pearl street 

I) - 1 6' 162 feet to the center of Union Lane Ascent 

277 to opposite Lewis Pascaults door the Cill thereof is 

six feet higher than the gutter 

D - 2 52' 205 feet to the East gutter of Pine Street 
Level 30 feet to the West gutter which is 8 inches below the top 
of a stone planted at the S. W intersection of Saratoga and 
Pine streets 

Ascent 45' 240 feet A - 57' feet to fair with 

1 he Wes'r end of a Brick house Erected by William Shipley, 
then with a regular Ascent feet to Cove street 

meeting the grade of Cove Street 15 inches higher than its 
Establishment 

T LEWIS WAMPLKK Clk 

October 16th IS 10 
LKXI.\<;TOX STKKKT between Greene and Cove Streets Grad< 

From the west side of Greene or Union street ran West witli 
the North gutter of Lexington *;.'eet 

Descent 182 feet to the Kast gutter of Pearl street, D 

1 36' 30 feet to the West gutter of Pearl St, J) 150 feet 

to Union Lane, Level 24 feet to the West side of of said Lane 
Ascent 21' 138 feet. Descent 21' 320 feel to the Kast gutter of 



BALTIMORE CITY. 349 

Pino street, Level 30 feet to the west gutter which is at a level of 
the under part of the arch of the Culvert across said stret 
Ascent 3 15' 398 feet, then with a regular Descent to (Jove 
Street 435 feet 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

October 16th 1810 
FAYETTE STREET Grade 

From the intersection of the West gutter of Greene and the 
North gutter of Fayette Streets, which intersection is 3^ feet 
Lower than the top of the door cill of David Forney's house, 
then ran west 

Descent 3 6' 195 feet to the East gutter of Pearl Street 
D - 1 36' 36 feet to the West gutter of Pearl Street 
I) - 3 150 feet the East side of Union Lane Level 24 
feet lo the west side of said Lane Ascent 57' 488 feet to the 
west gutter of Pine street A - 3 15' feet to Christo- 

pher Rahorg's Land. 

October 16 1810 
SPRIXC; STREET Grade 

Ran from Fnion Lane West said street 

Descent 42' 150 feet to the center of a Ten fe"t alley (run- 
ning from this street South at a Descent 42' to Fayette street) 
then Ascent 42' feet, to the East gutter of Pine Street 

October 16th 1810 
PARK LA.VE Grade 

From the West gutter of Greene street ran West with said 
lane 

Descent 195 feet to the East gutter of Pearl street De- 

scent 1 36' 36 feet to the West gutter of Pearl Stret, D 
3 36' 215 feet then Ascent 2" 45' feet to Christopher 

Raborgs Land The last grade passes 2 feet 5 inches below 
the top of the door cill of Francis Peppers house. 

J LEWIS WAMPLKR Clk 



150 RECORDS OF 

February 20th 1811 
Received the following communication to wit: 

Chamberlains Tavern, February 18. 1811 

The Commissioners of the Western Precincts market house 
met 

Present 

Daniel Lammot 
Emanuel Kent 
George Warner 
Adam Welsh 
Luke Tiernan 

Amongst other proceedings was the following to wit : 
Resolved that 

Peter Little 
William Krebs 
John Davis 
Robert Sinclair & 

John W Berry be appointed Commissioners 

for Grading and levelling the several streets squares Lanes Al- 
leys &c in the precincts of Baltimore west of Jones' falls for the 
ensuing year 

DANIEL LAMMOT Secy 

BALTIMORE COUNTY Ss. 

March 5. 1811 

personally appeared before me one of the Justices of the 
peace in and fore the county aforesaid John W Berry as a Com- 
missioner for Grading, Levelling and Establishing the Bounda- 
ries of the several Streets, Squares Lanes and alleys in the Pre- 
cincts of Baltimore West of Jones falls, who has been Sworn to 
the Law passed on 6th of .January 1S10 for the purpose of Lev- 
elling and Grading the Several Streets cvc in the Precincts of 
Baltimore aforesaid 

RICH i) : KEY : WATTS 



BALTIMORE CITY. 151 

March 5 1811 

Received the following application 

To The Commissioners for Grading the Streets &c in the Pre- 
cincts west of Jones' Falls 

The undersigned two thirds of the property owners, com- 
mencing on the north side of Franklin and Pearl Streets (at the 
corner,) South to Mulberry Street, west with Mulberry Street 
to Cove Street, thence north with Cove street to a right line 
with Franklin street thence with Franklin Street to the place 
of beginning, request you as soon as may be, to grade all the 
Streets lanes and alleys within the above discribed Limitts, fix 
and Establish the Corners thereof and the same to Condemn 
as public high ways 
Signed 

Win Hollins Henderson P. Low 

James Bowley Frances Russell Bowly 

Will Shipley Jr Chas. Wirgman 

R H Moale Win L Bowly 

Walter F. Athey Saml H Bowly 

Patrick Caughy R M. Bowly 

Philip Horn L Peirce 

Will Shipley Jr 'A Rider 

WESTERN PREC1XCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

March 6th 1811 

The Commissioners will meet on Saturday the 16th Inst. at 
10 oclock A M for the purpose of Grading and Establishing 
Franklin Street from Pearl Street to Cove Street and Mulberry 
from Pine to Cove Streets and all other lanes or alleys between 
Franklin and Mulberry Streets 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
d 4 t 

BALTIMORE COUNTY ss 

Maivh 16 IS 11 

Personally appeared before me the Subscriber a Justice of the 
peace in and for the county aforesaid Robert Sinclair as a Com- 
missioner for Grading and Levelling the several Streets, squares. 
Lanes and alliies in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' 



152 RECORDS OF 

falls, who duly affirmed to the Law passed on 6th of January 
1810 for the purpose of Grading, Levelling the Several Streets 
<fec in the Precincts of Baltimore aforesaid 

BICHD : KEY : WATTS 

April 8 1811 

Received the following application 

To the Commissioners for Grading the Streets &c in the Pre- 
cincts of Baltimore west of Jones' Falls 

The undersigned two thirds of the owners of property on Cove 
Street between the intersections of Catherine St. and the Balti- 
more and Frederick town Turnpike road with said Cove Street, 
request you Grade and Establish Said Cove Street between the 
points aforesaid 
Signed 

Will Shipley Jr Thos. Hollingsworth 

Henry Schroeder Thomas Winw 7 ood 

S Barthe Win. Lorman 

Jno Kennedy Jas. Fulton 

George Repold Hezh. Clagett 

Saml T Smith L Peirce 

Luke Tiernan 

The aforegoing petition was endorsed as follows viz 
We the undersigned 2/3rds property holders on Cove Street 
between Catherine Street and the Reisters town road, do pray 
this as a Supplement to the above request 
Signed 

Saml 'I 1 Smith Robert Walsh 

Win. Patterson I>. I Vonkapff 

Ths. Hollingsworth 

The undersigned property holders on Cove Street from the 
intersection of Cove street and the Baltimore cV Frederick town 
Turnpike road to the intersection of said Street 'o the George 
town road request the within application to be Extended ;is far 
as t he latter place 
Signed 

Joseph Young Jno S Horn 

AVm B Barney John Penn 



BALTIMORE CITY. 153 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

April 8 1811 

The Commissioners will meet on thursday the 18th inst : at 
ten o'clock A M for the purpose of Grading and Establishing 
Cove Street or the Newington road 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
daily 4- times 

Baltimore April 10 1811 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
We the Subscribers proprietors of the two thirds of the prop- 
erty at the intersection of the Reisters town Turnpike road and 
Union or Green Street, request that, as soon as may be you will 
Establish the junction thereof 

Signed 

Win Lorman 
Wm Hollins 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

April 16 1811 

The Commissioners will meet on the 27th Inst. at 3 oclock 
P M for the purpose of Establishing the intersection of the Bal- 
timore and Reisters town Turnpike road and Green or Union 
Street 

Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

Aril 18th 1^11 

Establishment OF COVE STREET 
Commissioners met: present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Robert Sinclair 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned until the 25th Inst: 10 o clock. 



154 RECORDS OF 

April 25th 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Met agreeably to adjournment, Present 
William Krebs 
Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry- 
John Davis 
Proceeded to business. 
Adjourned to 2d of May next. 

April 27 1811 

SOUTH WEST CORNER OF BALTIMORE AND REISTERS TOWN TURN- 
PIKE ROAD & UNION STREETS. 
Commissioners met present 
John Davis 
William Krebs 
John W Berry 

And established the south west intersection of the Baltimore 
and Ileisters town Turnpike road and Union Street as follows: 
4 inches East of the Xorth East corner of Philip Horns two 
story Brick house which point is 42 feet north of Hannah 
Hughes' house and 31 feet 9 inches Southeasterly in a line of 
the said Turnpike road from the north side of Franklin Street 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

May 2d 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment, present 
Peter Little 
William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned to 14th Inst at 10 o clock 

May 14 1S11 
Establishinenl OF COVK STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment present 
William Krebs 
John Davis 
John W Berry 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned to July 5. 1811 at 3 o clock. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 155 

We the Subscribers owners of Property on ''Short Alley," 
wish to have said alley graded and Established from Saratoga 
Street to the new market house in the Western Precincts 

Balto 15th May 1811 
To the Precincts Commissioners 

John Boyle Aquila Hughes 

August Schwatke Thos. Kilbrath 

Alexander McCarter F Pien 

Daniel Rieman Henry Stouffer 

Frederick Krieg Job Merryman 
Jacob D Preston 

To the Commissioners for grading the several Streets Squares 
lanes and alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' 
falls and for fixing to courses and establishing the boundaries 
thereof &c 

We the subscribers two thirds of the property holders on 
the line between the City and precincts from the West side of 
Charles Street Eastward to the Falls* - do hereby request 
that you in Conjunction with the Commissioners of the City 
of Baltimore will Establish the boundaries and fix the Courses 
thereof as soon as convenient We in duly bound &c 

May 16 1811 

Signed 

John Sinclair Benjamin Ricaud 

K Owen James Barroll 

Jno. J. Pleasants for -James Biscoe 

J. E. Riddell Wm IT. Dorsey 

WESTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

May 17 1S11 

The Commissioners will meet on Thursday the 80th inst : 
for the purpose of Establishing the boundary lines between the 

*Ed. Means City lines from Koinan Catholic Chapel to City Springs. 



156 RECORDS OF 

Precincts and City from the north side of Charles Street, run- 
ning East 3 7 Mi prs 1ST. E. by N. 21 ps 
Those interetsed are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

May 30th 1811 

Establishment of the City lines ofrom the Roman Chaple to the 
City Spring 

The Commissioners met in Conjunction with the City Com- 
missioners 

Present 

William Krebs ^ 

John W Berry L Precincts Commissioners 

Robert Sinclair J 

Henry Stouffer "") 

Jacob Small 

-IIT /-i /-. 1 1 i r City Commissioners 

Wm. C. Gouldsmith 

S. H. Gatehell j 

Proceeded to business and worked 'till 3 o'clock, then ad- 
journed to 7 oclock to morrow morning 

May 31. 1811 

Commissioners met 

Present Same as Yesterday and Mr John Davis 

Proceeded to business 

Found by making Sundry admeasurements that the end of the 
second line of the addition to Baltimore town made in the year 
one thousand Seven hundred and fifty four called, "Halls addi- 
tion," is and ought to be on the North North East line of a 
Tract of Land called "Todds range/' from \vhere a line drawn 
North forty eight degrees and fifteen minutes West from the 
North West corner of the addition to the Roman Chaple will 
intersect that line of the Tract of Land called "Todds Range,"- 
from \vhich intersection the Commissioners of the Westren Pre- 
cincts and of the City commenced running the third line of 
"Halls addition," afore said as follows to wit South forty eight 
degrees and fifteen minutes East to the west side of Charles 
Street, Crossing that side OTIC hundred ten feet and six inches 



BALTIMORE CITY. 157 

South from the South East Corner of Charles L Boehme's two 
Story Brick house on Charles Street, then continuing the said 
South forty eight degrees and fifteen minutes East line into 
Charles Street until it intersects a line drawn South Eighty Six 
degrees and forty five minutes West from the front wall of 
Kenedy Owens two story brick house Standing on the East side 
of Charles Street, Commencing north twenty three inches from 
the South West corner of said house; at which last point of 
intersection the Commissioners have Established the end of the 
third line of Halls addition and from which point they com- 
menced running the fourth line thereof as follows; North Eighty 
six degrees and forty five minutes East Six hundred and eleven 
feet (passing Ridgelys alley Thirty seven inches South from 
the South East corner of Kenedy Owen's Stable) to the north 
westward most line of that part of "Todds Range," formerly 
by John Frazer, and which spot the Commissioners have caused 
to be located as follows, North fifty five degrees and forty five 
minutes West ninety three feet and four inches from the dwell- 
ing house of the "City Spring," and which spot is also to be 
found by another opperation, in case any building hereafter may 
he made that Avill obstruct it namely by running from the North 
West corner of the said house, north in a range with the West 
wall thereof fifty seven feet, then South Eighty six degrees and 
forty five minutes West Seventy four feet will reach the spot as 
now Established; then running North thirty degrees and thirty 
minutes East Three hundred and Seventy nine feet and six 
inches (in Calvert Street) to the North West corner of the said 
John Frazer's ground, which spot is found to be one hundred 
and thirty two feet from the center of a stone marked. "The 
BKOINMNO of HANSON'S [APPROVEMENT/' and North nineteen and 
a half degrees West one hundred thirty five feet and nine inches 
from the north West corner of TTosea Johns Brick house and 
also South nine degrees West one hundred fifty three feet and 
nine inches from the South west corner of John Kenedy *s house 
on Calvert Street ; then running South fifty nine and a half de- 
grees East Eight perches to that stone the beginning of Han- 
son's Improvements, Standing in Pleasant Street, which Stone 
is North fifty six degrees East Eighty nine and a half feet from 
the North West corner of Hosea Johns house aforesaid; then 
running South thirtv and ahalf degrees West thirteen and three 



158 RECORDS OF 

quarter perches ending in Calvert Street, Twenty Seven feet 
from the South West corner or Simpsons four story Brick house ; 
and Seventy three feet nine inches from the north West corner 
of George Williamsons two story Brick house. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
(Ed. For plat, see Original Book.) 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

June 2. 1811 

The Commissioners will meet on the 13th Inst at 10 oclock 
A M for the purpose of Grading and Establishing &n alley run- 
ning from Saratoga Street to the new market 
Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

Gent. We the Subscribers being two thirds of the property 
holders, are desirous of having the South West Corner of Cider 
alley and Eutaw Street, and also the North West corner of Lurn- 
bard and Eutaw Streets Established. 
Baltimore June 7th 1811 
Signed 

Era Forrnan flames Reynolds 

Daniel Crornmer John W Berry 

Reynold Knox 

June 8" 1811 
ALI.KY Running South from Saratoga street to Louisianna Street 

Commissioners met present 

Robert Sinclair 
Adjourned to 13 Instant 

June 13 1811 
< 'onnnissioners met 
Present 

Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry 
John Davis 



BALTIMORE CITY. 159 

Graded said Alley. Beginning Seven Courses of Brick below 
the window cill of Frederick Pains house standing at South 
East intersection of said Alley and Saratoga Street, which is 
taken Level from the South gutter of said Street and running 
South with said alley at an Ascent of 1 80 feet at 22 inches 
lower than the top of the door cill of Aquilla Hughes house, then 
at a Descent of 1 21' 259 feet to the Curb Stone of Louisianna 
Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

WESTERN PRECINCTS COMMISSIONERS OFFICE 

July 3 1811 

The Commissioners will meet on Saturday the 13th instant 
at 3 o'clock P. M for the purpose of Establishing the north 
West intersection of Eutaw and Lombard Streets and also the 
South West corner of Eutaw and Cider alley 
Those interested are requested to attend 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

July 51811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
No quorum ; adjourned to 5th September next 

July 13th 1811 

Establishment of the N. W. intersection of LUMBARD & ETTAW 
STREETS and the S. W. intersection of ETTAW STKEKT tV CIDER 

ALLEY. 

Commissioners met present 

William Krebs 
John Davis 
John W Berry 

The N. W. intersection of Lumbard and Euraw Streets is 
Established as follows, north 66 feet from the north East corner 



160 RECORDS OF 

of a Brick house standing on the South west intersection of 
Eutaw and Lumbard Streets, and 100 feet 9 inches West from a 
Brick house standing 18 feet 3 inches East of Eutaw Street on 
the north side of Lumbard Street. 

The S. W intersection of Eutaw Street and Cider alley is 
Established as follows. That the Brick house now standing at 
the said intersection (called Pogue's house) Stands Six inches 
within the Limits of Eutaw Street and three inches within the 
Limits of Cider Alley. 

with respect to the Conveyances, that take their departure 
from the South Avest intersection of Eutaw Street and Cider 
alley are to take their departure from the Corner of said 
Pogue's house. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
COST 

Writing 400 words $ .40 

Printing 2.00 

Commissioners 6.00 

Clerk 2.00 

Surveyor. . ... 3.00 



$13.40 

BALTIMORE ( 'or.vrv ,s-,s 

July 18 1811 

Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the jus- 
tices of the peace in and for the County aforesaid Moses Hands 
as a Commissioner for grading Levelling and Establishing the 
Boundaries of the Several Streets, Squares Lanes and alleys 
in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' falls who lias been 
Sworn agreeably to an Act of Assembly passed on 6th January 
I Nil) for the Purpose of Levelling and Grading the several 
Streets cVc in the Precincts of Baltimore aforesaid 

RKMID. K : WATTS 

July 22 1811 
P.\c\ STKKKT grade from Lexington to Franklin Sts. 

Received the following to be recorded, from John W Berry 



BALTIMORE CITY. 161 

We the subscribers owners of property on Paca Street in the 
Western precincts of Baltimore, do hereby agree to the following 
Grade for the said Street, and we promise and agree to make 
our buildings and improvements on said street to correspond 
with the Grade hereby established. 

Viz. That the bottom of the Gutter at Adam Welsh's 
cornor of Paca and Lexington Streets be fixed twelve inches 
below the top of the present Curb Stone, and that the rise of 
Paca Street thence northward shall be one inch and one quarter 
of an inch in every ten feet distance until it intersects the same 
(Trade of one inch and quarter in every ten feet from Franklin 
Street Southward, so as to make the break or highest ground in 
said Street, at or near the corner of Paca & Saratoga streets. 

Given under our hands this nineteenth day of April in the 
Year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and four 
Signed 

J. E. Howard Jacob Moore 

A Welsh ( 'hristian Zoll 

William Edwards Barnhard Zoell 

Robert Edwards John Vinn 

Casper Weaver Christian Keener 

Daniel Richman John W Berry 

Frederick Pean 

True Copy 

J LEWIS W AMPLER Clk 

July 22d 1811 

ESTABLISHMENT OK WASHINGTON STREET 
Commissioners agreeably to appointment 
Present 

William Krebs 
John Davis 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 

William Krebs being Interested declined acting. 
Commenced Establishing Washington Street 
Began at the Easternmost intersection of Washington and 
Charles Street Three feet Southerlv from an Iron bolt latelv 



162 RECORDS OF 

set by the City Commissioners and ran thence ~N. 51% E. 412 
feet to a stone; X 52% E. 182 feet to a stone; X. 54 E. 544 
feet to a stone heretofore planted at the end of 40 ps on the 
8th line of Luns Lot Still X 54 E 166 feet to Paca Street. 

Then Began for the north West side of Washington Street 
at the North West intersection of Washington and Paca Streets 
and thence S. 54 W. 242 feet to a stone marked X I being 
the Beginning stone of a Deed of Conveyance from Charles 
Ptidgely to George Lindenberger bearing date August 5. 1780 
then running with said Deed two courses S 54 W 495 feet to an 
Original Stone; S 52% W. 184 1 /ii feet to an Original Stone 
then S 51% W. 395 feet to Cove Street 

Cove Street at the narrowest place is forty nine and ahalf feet 
wide, but was laid out for 66 feet wide so recorded by the Com- 
missioners. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
Cost $14.30. 

September 5th 1811 

Ax ALLEY running East & West between Mulberry & Franklin 
Streets from Xorth street to Lerew's Alley 

Commissioners met agreeably to appointment 
Present 

John Davis 

John W Berry 

Moses Hand 
Proceeded to Grade the said Alley 

Commenced at the West Guter of Xorth Street and ran West 
in the center of the said alley at an Ascent 2" 45' 13 feet then 
with n Descent 2" 15' 175 1 L > feet to Lerew's Alley 

J LEWIS WAMPLKK ('Ik 

September 5th IS 11 
Establishment OF COVE STRKKT 
Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 



BALTIMORE CITY. 1 

Present 

John Davis 

John W Berry 

Moses Hand 
Proceeded to Business 
Adjourned 'till 10 o'clock to morrow 

September 6th 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned 'till 9th lust: 10 o'clock 

September 9th 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

William Krebs 
Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned until September 14th at 2 o clock. 

September 14 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 
Prest : 

William Krebs 
Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Proceeded to business 
Adjourned 'till 9th October next at 10 o'clock 



164 RECORDS OF 

October 9th 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

William Krebs 
John "W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Proceeded to business 

Adjourned to early candle light in the evening of the IStb 
Instant at their office 

October 18th 1811 
Establishment OF COVE STREET 

Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

William Krebs 
John Davis 
Robert Sinclair 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 

When the Commissioners finally agreed and Established the 
Grade of "CovK STREET," as follows to wit: 

Beginning for the Grade thereof at the Divisional line of 
N"ewington and Chatsworth (which being tracts of Land so 
called) which point is at an ascent of fifty seven minutes from 
the Baltimore and Roisters town Turnpike road and ran thence 
Southerly in the said Street at an 

/ Ascent (IT') minutes (19.6) nineteen and Six tenths 
pei-clies to the Southernmost side of the Windsor Mill road; then 
at a 

_ ; Descent (1 15') one and a quarter degrees. Sixty one and 
a half perches (61.5 ps) to fair with the South front of Wil- 
liam Pattersons house; then at an 

-i Ascent (46') forty six minutes (60 ps) Sixty perches then 
at a 

// Descent (!' 9') one degree and nine minutes (:>T ps) Thirty 
seven perches; then at a 



BALTIMORE CITY. 165 

5 Descent (3 ) three degrees (44 ps) forty four perches; then 
at a 

(') Descent (3 30') three and a half degrees (34 ps) Thirty 
four perches ; then at a 

? Descent (2 ; ) two degrees (13 ps) thirteen perches; then 
at a 

<V Descent (42') forty two minutes (61'/>) Sixty one and ahalf 
perches, to the north side of Saratoga Street ; then at a 

9 Descent (42') forty two minutes (99 ps) ninety nine 
perches to the center of the Baltimore and Frederick town Turn- 
pike road, one foot above the present pavement thereof ; then 
at a 

10 Descent (42') forty two minutes ( ) 
perches to the center of Lumbard Street ; then at v. 

11 Descent (2 21') two degrees and twenty one minutes, 
( ps) to center of Pratt Street; then at a 

12 Descent (57') fifty seven minutes ( ps) 

perches to the north side of Washington Street alias "George 
town road. 

The Commissioners then Ratified the Establishment of the 
Limits of Cove Street as done and marked by them during their 
proceedings as follows to Wit : Beginning at the divisional line 
of Xewington and Chatsworth aforesaid; A two story Brick 
house belonging to William Phillips, standing on XeAvington 
on the South west side of Cove street, the front whereof was 
Established as the Southwestern line or side of said Street, then 
ran in the Center of Said Street, South twenty two and a half 
degrees East five hundred and fifty perches to the south side 
of Washington Street aforesaid; which point is to be found, by 
measuring from the intersection of the range of the Western 
Gable and Wall of John Hignatt's house and the South side 
of Washington street. Three hundred and twenty three feet will 
shew the Center of Cove Street. 

Cove Street is Sixty six feet wide. 

The Commissioners caused Sundry Stones to be planted r<> 
shew the Limits of Cove Street, one Stone near the junction of 
Catherine Street on the East side of Cove Street X. 72 3 i~ 
W 146Vo feet from the South West corner of Samuel R Smith's 
house and X. S4 1 ^ E 74^ feet from a stone standing on the 



166 RECORDS OF 

west side of Cove Street (it being a Land boundary) marked 
W. L. which Stone was also declared to be the Western line of 
Cove street, also at the North west and North East intersections 
of Saratoga and Cove Streets and at the North west and South 
west intersections of Cove Street and the Baltimore and Fred- 
erick town Turnpike road. 

Test 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clerk 

N. B. John W. Berry was satisfied with and assented to the 
Grade of Cove Street, to the Establishment of the Limits 
thereof he dissented therefrom. 

In pursuance of the Remonstrances prefered against the Grade 
of Cove Street by William Thorpe, Simon Barthe and William 
Allcock the Commissioners have appointed on their part Solo- 
mon Etting and Peter Faubel Esquires as Commissioners of 
review, and ordered the following notice to be served on the 
Complainants to wit 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

October 26th 1811 

To William Thorpe, Simon Barthe and William Allcock 

Gentlemen 

The Commissioners have appointed Solomon Etting and Peter 
Faubel Esquires as Commissioners of review agreeably to your 
remonstrances against the Grade of Cove Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
Served on Win. Thorpe twice 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

November 2d 1813 

The Commissioners on the 26th ultimo have appointed Solo- 
mon Etting and Peter Faubel Esquires as commissioners of re- 
view on their part mconformity to the remonstrances prefered 
by William Thorpe, Simon Barthe and William Allcock against 
the Grade of Cove Street, The Complainants have this day ten- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 167 

derod to me the names of William Jones and John Matthews 
Esquires as Commissioners of review on their part. 

Mr. William Thorpe you will with the advise of Mr. Solomon 
Etting appoint a day of meeting within ten days from the date 
hereof, and notify the other Commissioners of their appoint- 
ment and the time and place of meeting. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

November llth 1811 

The Commissioners of Review on the Complaint against the 
Grade of Cove Street prefered by William Thorpe, Simon 
Barthe and William Allcock, met agreeably to appointment 

Present 

Solomon Etting 
Peter Faubel 

William Jones 
John Matthews 

Who were then duly Sworn agreeably to Law 
And adjourned 'till 3 o'clock P. M. on Wednesday the 20th 
Instant for the purpose of investigating the premises 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

November 20 1811 
The Commissioners of revieAv met agreeably to adjournment 

Present 

Solomon Etting 
Peter Faubel 
William Jones 
John Matthews 

Proceeded to the premises, on investigating the same The 
Commissioners disagreed and appointed Beall Spurrier Esquire 
as a fifth person, and adjourned 'till 3 o'clock P. M. on the 
26th Instant to meet at the Commissioners Office. 

J LEWIS WAVPLER Clk 



168 KECORDS OF 

November 26th 1811 

The Commissioners of review met agreeably to adjournment 
Present 

Solomon Etting 
Peter Faubel 
John Matthews 
William Jones 
And delivered the following report of their Decision 

Baltimore November 26. 1811. 

The Subscribers met agreeably to adjournment : to confer on 
the complaint of Win. Thorpe, Simon Barthe & Win. Allcock, 
who agreeably to the Law in that case made & provided, think 
themselves injured, or likely to be injured in their improvements 
by the Grade Established on Cove Street ; by the Commission- 
ers the subscribers having been Sworn faithfully & honestly 
to determine what damages Win. Thorpe, S Barthe & Win. 
Allcock has or will sustain from the Grade affixed by the Com- 
missioners & if any, then impartially without favor or affection 
equitably to assess the same on the property on said Street bene- 
fited. 

After taking the premises into Consideration, the subscribers 
are of opinion That at present the Complainants have not 
sustained any injury; there being no improvements of any kind 
erected on the property belonging to the Complainants. But 
what injury the Complainants agreeably to the words of the 
Law ''are likely to sustain," the Subscribers have it not in their 
power to asscertain. The Subscribers are nevertheless of opin- 
ion, that by the Grade as Established, the Complainants will 
hereafter be injured; yet the Subscribers cannot point out what 
property on Cove Street is benefited by the Grade Established; 
on which an assessment should be made. 

(Signed) 

SOLOMON ETTINI; 
PKTKR FOWHLK 
JOHN MATTHEWS 
Test 

J. LKWIS WAMPLER Clerk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 169 

December 30th 1811 

The following Streets and alleys were duly Graded and Con- 
demned as public high ways vidilizet 

FRAN RUN STREET. 

From the west gutter of Pearl Street ran west with the South 
gutter of Franklin Street Ascent 2 54' 492 feet Descent 3 12' 
40S 1 /-.' feet to the east gutter of Chatsworth Street (at the break 
of the above grades a curvature is allowed of 60 feet on each 
side to lower the grade at the break two feet) then Level 30 
feet to the west gutter of said street Ascent 1 52' 577 1 /-' feet 
then at a regular Descent feet to Cove Street 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

December 30 1811 
CHATSWORTH STREET. Grade 

From the North gutter of Saratoga Street ran north at an As- 
cent of 42' 981 feet to the south gutter of George Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

December 30 1811 
CHERRY ALLEY. Grade. 

From the west gutter of Pearl street which is 3 feet lower 
than the door cill of Patrick Caugheys house; Ran West at an 
Ascent 2 C 45' 440 feet Descent 2 57' 212 feet to the East gutter 
of Pine street Descent 2 42' 253 feet to the East gutter of 
Chatsworth street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

December 30 1811 
MULHERRY STREET from Pine to Cove Streets. Grade 

From the east gutter of Pine of Pine Street ran West at a De- 
scent 253 feet to the East gutter of Chatsworth street 
Level 30 feet to the West gutter of Chatsworth street Ascent 1 
52' 339 feet to the first line of Welshes Adventure Ascent 
feet to the East side of Cove street fifteen inches higher than the 
gutter of Cove street, so that the water of Cove street cannot 
turn into Mulberry Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



170 



RECORDS OF 



BALTIMORE COUNTY to wit 

March 30th 1812 

Personally appeared before me the subscriber one of the Jus- 
tices of the Peace in and for the County aforesaid William 
Krebs, Robert Sinclair and Moses Hand as Commissioners for 
grading and Levelling, and for Establishing the corners and 
fixing the courses and boundaries of the Several Streets Lanes 
and Alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore west of Jones' Falls, 
who were duly qualified for that office as required by Law 

JOHN F. HARRIS. 

March 30th 1812 

MULBERRY STREET between Charles & Calvert Streets 
Commissioners met present 

William Krebs 
Robert Sinclair 
Moses Hand 

Proceeded to Grade said Street 

Began on the East side of Charles Street from the top of the 
foot pavement at the Corner of the house now standing at the 
South East intersection of Charles and Mulberry Streets for 
the bottom of the Gutter and ran East with Mulberry Street at 
a Descent of 5 C 45' 136^/-> feet to an allev 20 feet wide 



Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 
Ditto 

Ditto 



20 



130 



across said alley 

to Saint Pauls Lane 

across said Lane 

to Court Land street, then with 

one 
to Calvert Street 



7331/2 
Courtland Street is wide 45 feet] 



J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 



BAI.TIMOKK COUXTY to wit: 

April 18th 1812 

personally appeared before me the Subscriber one of the jus- 
tices of the pence in and for the County aforesaid John W 



BALTIMORE CITY. 171 

Berry a Commissioner for grading and Levelling and for Estab- 
lishing the corners and fixing the courses and boundaries of the 
Several Streets, lanes and alleys in the Precincts of Baltimore 
west of Jones' falls, who was duly Sworn for thar office as re- 
quired by Law. 

JOHN F. HAKKIS. 

April 27 1812 

GREENE STREET between Lexington <fe Baltimore Streets 
Commissioners met present 
John Davis 
William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Graded Greene Street 

Run from the South side of Lexington Street, South at a 
Descent of 1 9' feet to Fayette Street (which grade will 

pass Stephen Groves house 2 feet 10 inches below the top of 
the marble door cill of said house) then Level 

feet across Fayette Stret then Descent 

2 feet to Baltimore Street. 

J LEWIS WAAIPLER Oik 

April 28 1812 

PACA STREET between Baltimore & Pratt Streets 
Commissioners met present 

William Krebs 
John Davis 
Robert Sinclair 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Graded said street 

Began on the south side of Baltimore street which is 7 courses 
of Brick below the under side of the cellar window arch of 
John E Howards new Tavern, and ran South with at a Descent 
of 2 9' feet to Pratt street 

J LEWIS WAMPLER ('Ik 



172 RECORDS OF 

LUMBARD STREET between Paca & Greene streets 

Done same day and present as above 

Graded said street 

Began at the Gutter of Paca Street and ran West with Lum- 
bard street Ascent 54' 246Vo feet Descent 1 54' 110 feet to 
the East gutter of Green street Decent 58' 40 feet to the west 
gutter of Greene street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

At the same time Established the North West intersection of 
Paca and Lumbard Streets, where an Iron Bolt was put down, 
three feet long and three quarters of an linch diameter. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

May 9 1812 

SAINT PATLS LANE between Pleasant to Franklin Streets 
Commissioners met present 

Robert Sinclair 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Graded said Lane 

Began at the Xorth gutter of Pleasant Street and ran North 
with Saint .Pauls lam 1 Ascent 1 45' feet to Mulberry 

Street then Level feet across said Street then As- 

cent 1 ' 12' feet to the Center of an Alley then Descent 

36' feet to Franklin Street 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

Juno 8th 1812 
STNDKV STREETS AND ALLEY 

Commissioners met Present 
John Davis 
William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 



BALTIMORE CITY. 173 

Graded and Condemned as public high ways the following 
Streets and Alleys to wit : 

FRANKLIN STREET from Cove to Schroeder Streets 1st 

Kan from the West gutter of Cove street West with the south 
gutter of Franklin street Ascent 1 .57' 593 feet to the East 
gutter of Schroeder Street, which is level with the top of a 
Stone planted at the South East intersections of said Streets. 

MULBERRY STREET from Cove to Schroeder Streets 2nd 

Ran from the west gutter of Cove Street, with the South gut- 
ter of Mulberry street West Ascent 1 51 ' 723 feet to Schroe- 
der Street, which is four feet lower than the top of the stone 
planted at the South East intersection of said Streets. 

SCHROEDEK STREET from Franklin Street to Peach alley 3d 

Ran from the intersection of the gutters of Schroeder and 
Franklin Streets, which is level with the top of a stone planted 
at the South East intersection of said Streets, South Ascent 
2 9' 227 feet to opposite the center of Henry Schroeders house, 
which point is Eight feet and six inches lower than the top of 
the stone Cellar Window cill of said Henry Schroeders house, 
then still South as aforesaid Descent 3 43' 249 feet to the 
north side of Peach alley which grade passes four feet lower 
than the top of the stone planted at the South east intersection 
of Schroeder and Mulberry streets. 

PEACH ALLEY from Cove to Schroeder streets 4th 

Ran from the west gutter of Cove street West with said alley 
Ascent 1 18' 735 feet to Schroeder Street 

PEIKRCE STREET from Cove to Schroeder Streets 5th 

Ran from the West gutter of Cove street west with Pearce 
Street Ascent 2" 36' (575 feet to Schroeder Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 



1<4 RECORDS OF 

November 17 1812 

PACA STREET from N. side of Pratt to the South side of Wash- 
ington streets 

Commissioners met present 

William Krebs 

John Davis 

Robert Sinclair 

Moses Hand 
Graded street. 

The Xorth West intersections of the gutters of Paca and 
Pratt streets is twenty inches lower than the celler Window 
arch of Tuns Inn, than ran with the West gutter of Paca Street 
Descent 57' feet to the north gutter of Washington 

street then Descent 42' feet to the south gutter of Wash- 

ington Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

I John Davis Robt. Sinclair Moses Hand John W Berry 
Do solemnly swear and affirm that I will honestly and Impartial- 
ly without favour or affection discharge the duties of Commis- 
sioner for Grading and leveling the several streets Squares 
lanes and Alleys and for establishing the corners and fixing the 
boundaries thereof in the precincts of Baltimore west of Jones 
Falls, acording to Law and to the best of my skill and Judg- 
ment So help me God 

JOHN DAVIS 
ROBT. SINCLAIR 
MOSES HAND 
JOHN. W. BERRY 
WAI KRKBS 
BALTO. COT.NTY to wt. 

Feby 22nd l-Sl.'J 
Subscribed and Sworn to before 

RoBT. R RlCHAKOSOX 



BALTIMORE CITY. '175 

BALTO. COUNTY to wt. 

On this 4th of March 1813 personally appears before me Win 
Krebs and qualifyed as Commissioner according to Law 
Sworn before 

ROBT. R RlCHAKDSON 

April 24 1813 

FAYETTE STREET between Paca & Greene Streets. Grade 
Present 

John W Berry 
Robert Sinclair 
Moses Hand 

Graded Fayette Street from the East Gutter of Greene 
Street East with Fayette Street at an Ascent of 2 39' meeting 
the west side of Paca Street nine inches higher than the west 
Gutter of Paca Street as now Paved 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

April 25th 1813 

TWENTY FEET ALLEY running from Fayette Street South to 
Baltimore Street, passing the East side of the Burrying 
Ground And a Small Alley running from the above Alley 
West to Greene Street 
Present 

John W. Berry 
Robert Sinclair 
Moses Hand 

The twenty feet alley running from Fayette Street South De- 
scent with one regular grade to Baltimore street. 

The Small alley running from the above alley W'est Descent 
with one regular grade to Greene Street. 

J LEWIS WAMPLEB Clk 

Septebmer 22d 1813 
CITY LINES from the City Spring to Jones' Town Established 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREETS COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

September 22d 1813. 

The Precincts Commissioners in Conjunction with the Com- 



176 RECOKDS OF 

inissioners of the City of Baltimore did meet on the 3d Instant 
having given 10 days notice of the time place and intention of 
their meeting and having adjourned from time to time did 
again meet on the 6th Instant Did proceed to ascertain the 
out lines of that part of Baltimore Town agreeably to the Plat 
and Survey thereof made on the 10th day of November 1747 
and now on record in the office of the regester of the City of 
Baltimore Commencing at the center of a Stone the begin- 
ning of Jones' Town as expressly called for in the Certificate of 
survey aforesaid and running the lines of said Survey with three 
and ahalf degrees allowance for variation to the end of the 
X 20 W 15VL' ps line thereof Then went to the end of the 
13% perches line as heretofore Established on the 30th day of 
May 1811 in conjunction of with the Commissioners of the City 
of Baltimore and ran S 6 C 40' W 27.4 ps to the end of the X 20 
W 15VL' P s li ne aforesaid which is found to be four feet nine 
inches Westwardly from the West end Wall of Jacob Myers back 
brick building and five feet seven inches Southerly from the 
front of said Myers Privy, thence running the out lines of Bal- 
timore town reversly S 23 Vu E 15 V^ ps to the end of the X 80 
W 16':. ps line thereof, which is found to be S 51/0 E 16 feet 
inches from the S. E. corner of Samuel Williams three story 
brick house on Culvert and new church Streets (the last men- 
tioned line crosses Dark lane thirty five feet eight inches East- 
erly from Jonathan Meredith's Stable) thence S 83M> E 16V- 
ps to the end of the 45 ps line of said Town which is found to 
be S 23 1 /1 > E 14 1 /:: feet from the X. E. corner of Lemuel Tay- 
lors Stable thence X 36 1 /:; E 45 perches, Crossing the north 
East side of Fish Street Westerly 30 feet 9 inches from the 
Westermost corner of Samuel McKim's two Story Brick build- 
ing on Fish Street. 

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals 
the day and year above Written 

HE^HY STOI KFEK (Seal) .Jonx DAVIS (Seal) 

-Jonx BAXKSOX (Seal) W.M. KKKBS (Seal) 

PKTKK I>OM> (Seal) UOHKKT SIXTI.AIK (Seal) 

S. II. ( JATCIIKI.I. (Seal) .Joiix W BKKRY (Seal) 

City Commissioners MOSKS IFAxn (Seal) 

Precincts ( 'oimmssioners 
J LEWIS WA.MPLKR Clk 



IJAI/IMMOKK CITY. 177 

September '50 181 .'5 
CM,VKUT STKKKT from New clinch to Saint Pauls Streets 

Commissioners met present 
John Davis 
William Krebs 
,T. W. Berry 
R Sinclair- 
Moses Hand 

(traded Said Street, From New church Street Street North at 
a decent of 4';_> inches in ten feet to the center of Dark Lane 
then \vith a regular Descent to the South side of Saint Pauls 
Street 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 

September 30th 1813 
NK\V Cnri;rn STREET from Washington Square to North street 

Commissioners met in Conjunction with the City Commis- 
sioners 

(Jraded said street 

From the X W intersection of (he (iuHers of Xew Church 
and Calverl Street East Level Across Culvert Street. - From 
the S. K. intersection of Washington Square and New Church 
Street East at a Descent 3 r 56' feet to five inches 

below the western hinch in the ashler of James Sloans Carriage 
house door, then Descent 57' to the West gutter of North Street 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

October 16th 1818 

LVJVNS LOT LAIVE AND JEFFERSON STREET Established 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W T Berry 
Moses Hand 

Established the X. W. intersection of Eutaw and Jefferson 
Streets which point is to be found by measuring from the Brick 
house on the X. W. intersection of Eutaw Street and Brandy 
Alley, S 2% c E 154 feet and also by measuring from the said 
point Easterly 82% feet to the front of the Brick house on the 
East side of Eutaw Street 



178 RECORDS OF 

Established the N. E. intersection of Jefferson Street and 
Limns Lot Lane which place is to be found by measuring S 
871/1 W 96 feet from the aforesaid 1ST W corner of Eutaw and 
Jefferson Streets then ran with the N 1 . E. side of Lunns Lot 
Lane N 43% W 28 1^ feet meeting a Point S 2% E 67V- 
feet from a Stone heretofore planted at and for the S. E. inter- 
section of Lunns Lot Lane and Paca Street. 

Established the S W intersection of Lunns Lot Lane and Jef- 
ferson Street which point is to be found by measuring S 2 1 1 /) 
W S3 l /4 feet from the X. E. corner of Lunns Lot Lane and 
Jefferson Street, as now Established, then ran with the S. W. 
side of Lunns Lot Lane IS!" 43 :? /4 W 433 feet to a stone hereto- 
fore planted at the S. W. intersection of Lunns Lot Lane and 
Elbow lane which Stone is hereby Established for the said in- 
tersection. 

From the aforesaid Establishment of the S. W intersection 
of Jefferson Street and Lunns Lot Lane ran the X. W. side or 
line Jefferson Street S 52" 38' W 1266 feet to Charles Street 
in Ridgeleys addition to Baltimore Town at the distance of X 
31 1 /. W 96 ps 3 1 /o feet from a Stone at the N W intersection 
of Charles and Johns Streets as Established by the City Com- 
missioners From the West side of Eutaw Street S 87 1 /4 
W 46% feet to the S E angle of Jefferson Street 

Jefferson Street and Lunns Lot Lane are hereby declared and 
Condemned as public high ways 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

X. I>. Jefferson Street is 60 feet wide, Lunns Lot Lane is 30 
feet wide 

J L WAMPLKH 

November 27 1813 

LKKKW'S ALI.KV between Franklin and ('enter Streets 
Graded the said alley 

From the North Gutter of Franklin Street north with said 
silley at an Ascent of 57' 222 feet (exclusive of the foot way of 
Franklin street) and then with a regular Descent to Center 
Street. 

J LEWIS WAAIPI.ER Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 171) 

I, John Davis, William Krebs, Moses Hand John W Berry 
and William Jones Do Solemnly Swear that, I will honestly and 
impartially without favour or affection discharge the duties of 
Commissioner for Grading and Levelling the Several Streets 
Squares Lanes and Alleys and for Establishing the courses and 
fixing the boundaries thereof in the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' Falls according to Law and to the best of my 
Skill & Judgment So help me God 

JOHN DAVIS 
WM KREBS 
MOSES HAND 
JOHN. W. BERRY 
WILLIAM JONES 
BALTIMORE COUNTY to wit 

February 26 1814 
Subscribed and Sworn to Before 

ROBT. R RICHARDSON 

April 23d 1814 

PEARL STREET Graded between Xew ( 1 hurch and Saint Pauls 
Streets 

From the Xorth side of New Church street, ran north with 
Pearl street at a Descent of 1 54' IDS 1 /:* feet then at a regular 
Descent to Saint Pauls street. 

This Street is 40 feet wide 

J LEWIS WAMPLEK Clk 

May 20th 1814 

ESTABLISHMENT OK XORTH WEST INTERSECTION OF PACA AND 
ErTAW STREETS; AND THE XORTH EAST INTERSECTION OF 
KI'TAW AND PRATT STREETS - AND THE LOTS IIFLD BY WIL- 
LIAM Foi.TZ AND JOSEPH McKKLDIN FRONTING ON THE SOUTH 

SIDE OF PRATT STREET 

Commissioners met and adjourned from time to time until 
the 4th of June 1.814 when a full board made the following 
Establishments 



180 RECORDS OF 

The South East intersection of Pratt and Paca Streets is 
X 87K: E 84V L > feet from the North East corner of Tunns 
Inn in the line of the south side of Pratt Street : and the South 
west intersection of Pratt and Eutaw Streets is S ST 1 /^ W 
82 Vi; feet in the line of the South side of Pratt, street from 
William Foltz's three story Brick house on the East Side of 
Eutaw street meeting a point Southward 66 feet from the South 
East corner of Charles Snyders house standing at the North 
West intersection of Pratt and Eutaw Streets. 

Then Established the Lots of Joseph McKeldin and William 
Foltz (The petitioners for the above Establishments) - Jo- 
seph McKeldins lot commences on the south side of Pratt 
street, at the distance of one hundred and fifty feet westward 
from the above Established South West intersection of Pratt 
and Eutaw Streets (being the north East corner of said Lot and 
running thence South ward parrallel With Eutaw street to Bot- 
tle alley, and the remainder of the Courses of said Lot agree- 
ably to the Expressions as stated in the Original title paper 
thereof. 

William Foltz's lot the north West corner thereof begins on 
the south side of Pratt street at the distance of X 87 1 /- E 90 
feet from the above Established South East intersection of Pratt 
and Paca Streets and running thence South parallel with Paca 
street to Bottle alley and the remainder of the courses reverse 
or otherwise as are expressed in the original Tittle paper thereof. 

Postscript The distance from Mr Durhams house Stand- 
ing on the South West intersection of Eutaw and Camden 
Streets is 300 feet &: 10 inches Eastward from a stone hereto- 
fore established as and for the South East intersection of Paca 
and Camden Streets - which distance was measured between 
Paca and Eutaw streets, on the south side of Pratt street, and 
the same is correct with the above Establishments. 

J LEWIS WA.MPI.KK Clerk 

June 21st 1814 

KI.KOXV LA.XK From its junction \vilh Paca Street and Lunns 
Lot lane 

The South West intersection of Elbow Lane Paca street and 
Lunns Lot lane the paving Gutter is 13 inches lower than 



BALTIMORE CITY. 181 

the Top of a Stone at the South West corner of Elbow and 
Lunns Lot Lanes then with Elbow Lane South West at a de- 
scent of 28 1 /-/ to the west line of John II Rodgers' ground 
and the said Elbow Lane is hereby declared a public high way 
twenty feet wide 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

EXTENTION OF GREENE STREET AND BoTTLE ALLEY as per act of 

Assembly November Session 1813 
BALTIMORE Cor NT Y to wit: 

In pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of Maryland 
passed at November Session 1813: Thereby authorising and em- 
powering the Commissioners of the Western precincts of the 
City of Baltimore to open and extend Uxiox or GREENE STREET, 
from the south side of Pratt Street ; to be laid corresponding 
with the said street on the north side of Pratt street, as hereto- 
fore laid; and running thence in a Southerly direction to the 
George town road (now called Washington street). BOTTLE 
ALLEY from its present Termination, which is on the East side 
of Ridgelys old Carriage road, and running thence West to the 
said Union or Greene Street. 

We do hereby certify that we have carefully surveyed and 
laid out, the said street and alley, as will more fully appear by 
the Plat annexed, on which the respective courses and distances 
are shown. 

The Rhomboides marked A in Kidgely Carriage road is Val- 
ued at two hundred and fifty dollars, and the Rhomboides 
marked B is Valued at Fifty dollars. 

The valuation on A is to be paid by George, Christopher Fred- 
erick and Jacob Lindenberger Jointly and severally unto the 
Legal heirs and representatives of Charles Ridgely (of Ridgelys 
delight) late of Baltimore County deceased. B is to be 

paid to the heirs and Legal representatives of the said Charles 
Ridgely deceased, as follows to wit: On the south side of Bottle 
alley by William Edwards or his assigns the sum of fifteen 
dollars, and on the north side of said alley by James Powers 
four dollars eighty seven and a half cents; by William Ed- 
wards, nineteen dollars and eighty cents; by John E. Howard 
Six dollars eightv one and a half cents; bv TTenrv Smith three 




182 RECORDS OF 

dollars and fifty one cents, making thirty five dollars the bal- 
ance, to be paid by their respective heirs or assigns to the legal 
heirs and representatives of the aforesaid Charles Kidgely De- 
ceased. 

Given under our hands and seals this Eleventh day of Febru- 
ary in the year Eighteen hundred and fifteen. 
Test J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 

JOHN DAVIS 
WM KREBS 
JOHN W BERRY 
MOSES HAND 
WILLIAM JONES 
True Copy from the Original 

J LEWIS WAMPLER Clk 
(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

At a meeting of the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
Market held at Chamberlains Tavern othe 23d of February 

1815 

Present 

Louis Pascault 
Ebenezer Finley 
Adam Welsh 
Hoops Chamberlain 
George Warner 

The Commissioners in pursuance of the act of assembly in 
that Case made and provided proceeded to the appointment of 
five persons to serve as Commissioners to Grade, Level and Pave 
the Streets Lanes and Alleys 111 the precincts of Baltimore West 
of .Jones falls and also to carry into effect other Provisions of 
the said La\v and the Several Supplements thereto and on 
Counting the Ballots it appeared that John Davis William 
Krebs Moses Hands. John W. I Jerry and William Jones were 
duly Klected 

GKO. WAK.NKH 
A. WELSH 
L. PASCAULT 

TTOO PS C 1 1 A M 1 JKK I . AT X 

E. FIN LEY 



BALTIMORE CITY. 183 

We John Davis; William Krebs; Moses Hand; John W Berry 
and William Jones Do Solemnly swear that we and either of us 
will honestly and impartially without favour or affection dis- 
charge the duties of Commissioners for Grading and Levelling 
the Several Streets, squares, Lanes and alleys and for establish- 
ing the courses and fixing the boundaries thereof in the Pre- 
cincts of Baltimore west of Jones' falls according to Law and 
to the best of our respective skill and Judgment. So help me 
God. 

BALTIMORE COUNTY to wit: 

February 27 1815 
JOHN DOUGHERTY 

BALTIMORE 3d March 1815 

The Commissioners met agreeably to adjournment. 
Present 

Win. Krebs 
Jno. W. Berry 
Wm. Jones 
Moses Hand and 
Jno Davis. 

John Davis was appointed president of this board 
Then proceeded to the appointment of a Clerk to the Board 
for the ensuing year whereupon, Joseph Sumwalt was duly 
elected, and is requested to give Bond, with security to Amount 
of Five Thousand Dollars 

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that we, Joseph Sumwalt 
William Krebs and Frederick Sumwalt of Baltimore county 
am held and firmly Bound unto John Davis William Krebs 
Moses Hand John W. Berry and William Jones, Commissioners 
for the Precincts of the City of Baltimore west of Jone's Falls 
in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars money of the United 
States of America to be paid to the Said Commissioners for 
the Precincts of the City of Baltimore West of -Jones' Falls. 
their certain attorney successors or assigns; to which payment 
Avell and truly to be made and done, we bind ourselves and each 



184 RECORDS OF 

of us, our and each of our heirs, Executors and Administrators 
jointly and severally firmly by these presents, Sealed with our 
seals and dated this Eighteenth day of March in the Year One 
Thousand Eight hundred and fifteen 

The Condition of the above obligation is such, That if the 
above Bound Joseph Sumwalt shall well honestly and faith- 
fully discharge the office of Clerk to the Commissioners, ap- 
pointed to level and grade fix and establish' the courses and 
boundaries of the several squares streets lanes or alleys in the 
Precincts of Baltimore West Jones' Falls agreeably to an act of 
Assembly passed January 6th 1810. (and the several Suple- 
ments thereto) Then the foregoing obligation shall be void and 
of none effect if othenvise to be and remain in full force and 
Virtue 

JOSEPH SUMWALT (Seal) 

WM. KURBS (Seal) 

FREDERICK SUMWALT (Seal) 

Signed Sealed and delivered iii presence of 

ROB GrORSITCH 

BALTIMORE March 14th 1815 
PAVIXG XORTU STREKT from Saratoga to Franklin Streets. 

Received the following Application for Paving North St from 
Saratoga To Franklin Streets 

WKSTFRX PUKCIXCTS STRFKT COMM ISSIOXEHS 
Gentlemen 

We llie Subscribers owners of Lois On Xortli Street from 

Saratoga to Franklin wish yon to have the same paved as soon 
as possible 

Balto. March sth IS 15. 
Signed 

Thomas Kelly Joseph Watson 

Amos Honey Alexr. McDonald 

Kenedy Morrow ( '. L. Boheam 

.James Inloes (ieorge Foas 

Samuel Ohaiiiberlaiii C. Sadies 

Thomas Kenny M. Taylor 



BALTIMORE CITY. 185 



BALTIMORE 18th March 1815 
The Commissioners Met this Evening 
Present 

John Davis 
William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Received the following Application dated April 16th 1814. 
The Subscribers some proprietors of property on Saint Pauls 
Lane extended between Franklin and Hamilton Streets, Others 
on Lombardy between Hamilton and Center Streets request the 
Western Precincts Commissioners to Cause the Same to be 
graded and paved 
Signed 

M McBlair Cornelius McFading 

I. L. Boyd James Boyd 

Simon Jepson Xeal Morrison 

William Lusby Water Co., Jno Davis Pres. 

James - Sater Stevenson 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To Wit 

On the 18th day of March 1815 personally appeared Joseph 
Sumwalt before me the Subscriber one of the Justices of the 
peace in and for the County afforsaid and took the following 
Oath viz., 

I Joseph Sumwalt do solemnly swear that I will act as Clerk 
to the Commissioners appointed for the Precincts of Baltimore 
West Jones's falls Agreeably to An Act of the General Assembly 
of Maryland Passed Xovember Session 1810 A: the Supplements 
thereto make out and keep a fail 1 record of their proceedings 
had and done under and by virtue of the act and the several 
Supplements thereto, and in every other respect faithfully and 
honestly discharge the Several duties of my appointment, to the 
best of my Skill and judgment so help me God 

JOSKPU Sr M WALT 

IxOB GoRSUCH 



186 RECORDS OF 

BALTO. 25th March 1815 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE XORTH EAST INTERSECTION OF EUTAW 
AND SARATOGA STREETS & HUGH RICKETS' LOT ON SARATOGA 
STREET 

Commissioners Met Present 
Wm Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
Wm. Jones 

The point of Intersection will be found by measuring on the 
East Side of Eutaw Street Xorth 66 feet 2 Inches from David 
Fulton's House* and measuring on the Xorth side of Saratoga 
Street west 50 feet 7 Inches from Hugh Ricketts' House. 

Then Proceeded to the Establishment of Hugh Ricketts' Lot 
being 20 feet front to Commence from the above Establishment 
50 feet therefrom and running Northward that width agreeably 
to his Title Papers 

*"Which House is 9 inches too far east from the line of Eutaw 
Street which measurement Coresponds by measuring 97 feet 3 
Inches from Bernard Coskerys House westward on Mulberry 
Street. 

JOSEPH SUMWALT Clerk 

BALTIMORE April* 5th 1815 
The Commissioners Met 
Present 

"Wm. Krebs 
.1 no. W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm. Jones 

Established the Division Lines between Margaret McAllister 
Elisha T. Bayly and betwen Elisha T. Bayly and John Lynch 
on the West Side of Eutaw Street running Westward to Long 
Alley. 

In the first place they Established the X. W. intersection 
of Eutaw Street and Xew Lane which intersection was found to 
be Xorth Six inches from the South East Cornel 1 of the Brick 

*Msvv meant . 



BALTIMORE CITY. 187 

House on the Said intersection belonging to the Heirs of the 
late George Sanders 

Then Established the North East intersection of New Lane 
and Long Alley and was found that the south west Corner of 
the Brick house standing at the said intersection belonging to 
Nicholas Matthias was Correct 

The division Line between Margaret McAllister and Elisha T. 
Bayly Commences on the West Side of Eutaw Street at the dis- 
tance of North 2 1 /i W. 200 feet 3y 2 inches from the first above 
established intersection of Eutaw Street and New Lane and run- 
ning thence S. 87% W. parallel to New Lane meeting a point 
on the East Side of Long Alley, at the distance of 2*4 W 200 
feet SVs inches from the South West Corner of the aforesaid Es- 
tablished house of Nicholas Matthias. 

The Division Line between Elisha T Bayly and John Lynch 
Commences on the West Side of Eutaw Street at the distance 
of North 2 1 /4 W. 237 feet 9 1 /. inches from The aforesaid Es- 
tablished intersection of Eutaw Street and New Lane and run- 
ning thence S. 87% W. parallel to New Lane to the east Side 
of Long Alley meeting a point of N 214 W 237 ft 9V 2 inches 
from the S. W. Corner of the aforesaid Nicholas Matthias' 
House 

JOSEPH SUMWALT Clerk 

BALTIMORE April 6th 1815 

GRADE OF SAINT PAT'LS LANE EXTENDED between Franklin & 
Hamilton Streets and LOMBARDY STREET between Hamilton & 
Center Sts. 
Commissioners Met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
William Jones 

Graded Saint Pauls Lane Extended from Franklin to Hamil- 
ton Streets and Lombardy Street from Hamilton to Center 
Streets 

The Paving now done in franklin St at the West Gutter of 
St Pauls Lane is correct agreeably to Said Grade, Then ascent 
to the north Line of Franklin Street 6 Inches then descent down 



188 RECORDS OF 

west gutter of St Pauls Lane 7 in. to 10 feet to the south gutter 
of Hamilton Street Then down Hamilton Street 7 in. to 
10 feet - Then across Hamilton Street level Then as- 
cent to the north Line of Hamilton Street 6 Inches Then 
descent down the West gutter of Hamilton Street - 7 inches 
to 10 feet into the south gutter of Center Street 

T. D 

BALTIMORE April 8th 1815 
The W. P. S. Commissioners met this Evening 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Received the following Petition 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers two thirds of the Owners of Property on 
Lombard Street, between Eutaw and Cove Streets do request you 
to establish the Metes and Bounds of said Street, Agreeably to 
the Several Conveyances given and made and Calling for said 
Street, And Condemn the Same as a Public highway. Also 
Whiskey Alley from Green Street to Penn Street, as soon as 
may be Suitable to your convenience 
Baltimore 28th April 1814 

Signed 

Elisha T). Butts Profr. of Alfred Griffith for and in be- 

Chemistry for the TJni- half of the trustees of the 

versify of Maryland Methodist Episcopal Church 

Barbary Alter of the City and Precincts 

F. llaubert of Baltimore 

Tlios Griffin Joseph Young 

George Richsteine Solomon Etting 

Henry Stouffer on behalf Jas. FTindes 

of the Trustees of Dunk- John Lerew 

ert burial. Ground Henry Augustine 

Alexr. Robinson J. B. .Davidge 

John W. Siglor Charles S. Se\vcll 

Joseph Walter 



BALTIMORE CITY. 189 

Received tin application to Establish the South West Corner 
of Union and Mulberry Streets the South East Corner of Mul- 
berry and Pearl Streets and the Division Line between the 
Petitioners, George Peters and Jacob Myers 

Also Archibald Cook was re-appointed Superintendant of the 
Sweeping of Chimneys in the Western Precincts I'or the ensue- 
ing year, Commencing from the 2d April 3815 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
Gentlemen 

I Apply to your honours to Establish the boundaries of the 
South West Corners of Union and Mulberry Streets the South 
East Corner of Mulberry and Pearl Street and set the Division 
Line between me and Mr Myers according to our title the party 
fence is down - be pleased to attend to this business as quick 
as possible as the fence cannot be put up again unless on the 
Line 

I am Gent Yr Obt St 

Balto 15 A pi 1815 GEORGE PETER 

BALTIMORE April 20th 1815 

CONDEMNATION OF LOMBARD STREET AND WHISKEY ALLEY 
The W. P. S. Commissioners Met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Agreeably to the application of the Property owners on Lom- 
bard Street and Whiskey Alley between Eutaw and Cove Streets, 
For the purpose of Locating Laying out and Establishing the 
said Street and Alley and Condemn and Declare as public high- 
ways the same according to the powers in them vested. 

LOMBARD STREET was commenced for its beginning in the Pre- 
cincts for the South Side thereof at the Xorth East Corner of 
John Sauners brick house Standing at the South West intersec- 
tion of Lombard and EutaAv Streets and running thence west- 
wardly meeting a point on the East side of Green Street at the 



1!)0 RECORDS OF 

distance of South Sixty Six feet from the South west Corner 
of the Medical College yard wall then still westwardly to a stone 
heretofore planted on the East side of Cove Street 

Lombard Street is Sixty six feet wide as Located and is 
hereby declared and Condemned as a Public Highway 

WHISKEY ALLEY was commenced for its beginning in the Pre- 
cincts on the West side of Eutaw Street at the distance of South 
one hundred seventy one and an half feet from the south side 
of Lombard Street and running thence with the north side of 
said alley parallel with Lombard Street to Penn Street, hereto- 
fore opened by the proprietor of the Land The Said Alley 
is Twenty feet wide as above Located and is here by declared 
and Condemned as a Public Highway 

JOSEPH SUMWALT Clk 

April 21st 1815 
Tbc Commissioners Met 
Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand and 
Wm Jones 

For the purpose of Establishing S. W. intersection of Union 
and Mulberry Strets The South East intersection of Mulberry 
and Pearl Streets and the division Line between Jacob Myers 
and George Peters 

The S. W. intersection is to be found by , measuring 80 feet 
from a Brick house belonging to the estate of Gebhart Standing 
on the West Side of green St. and South of Mulberry St. and by 
measuring on the South line of Mulberry Street from the top 
of the Curl) Stone West 1'? ft. 10 inches to the end of the afore- 
said SO feet The S. E. intersection is distant WestAvardly 
170 feet 10 inches from the above Establishment Avhich point 
is to be found by measuring from the end of the SO feet north- 
erly 4!) ' '_> tt. from that distance in a range with the front houses 
west of IVarl Street on the Xorth Side of Mulberry Street 
on the cast side of the above range measure southerly 4!) ' j ft 
halting 00 ll easterly from a Line drawn from Kichelbergers 
house and the Corner of Cheny's Alley. 

J SUM WALT ( <k 



KALTIMOliE CITY. 191 

Iveceived the following Application 

Baltimore 21 April 1815 
Western Precinct Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We the subscribers owners of of property on a twelve feet 
alley that runs North and South between Mulberry Street and 
Chappill alley Earnestly desire to have the said alley Graded 
paved and Condemned as a public highway 

Signed 

Jas. Kelly Kobt X Carson 

Alexander McDonald Charles Whitlock 

Jas Kelly for Mr. M. Taylor 

Sewell Stephen H. Ford 

BALTIMORE 22d April 1815 

The Western Precincts Street Commissioners met this Eveng. 
Present 

John W Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 
Received and Acted upon the following Application, 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers wish you to Establish the Division Lines 
between John Lynch and Elisha T. Bayly and Margaret McAl- 
lister and Elisha F. Bayly bounding on Eutaw Street and Long 
Alley as soon as may be Convenient 

Signed 

John Lynch 
Elisha T Bayly 
Balto 22nd April 1815 

Ordered That The Commissoiners Meet friday 5th May to 
Establish The Same. 

JOSEPH Su.Anv.M/r Clerk 



192 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 22d April 1815. 
The Commissioners Met this Evening 
Present 

Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Win Jones 

Received and Acted on a petition from Thos Armstrong re- 
questing that the Division Lines between him and Daniel 
Scwartzauer and John Fitzgerald may be Established 

Ordered To Meet Saturday 6th May 1815 

J SUMWALT Clerk 

BALTIMORE 6th May 1815 
The W. P. S. Commissioners Met 
There Where Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jrio W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm. Jones 

The following Application Was taken up and agreed to. 
To the. Western Precincts Street Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers holders of Property on Saint Pauls' Lane 
extended being desirous of having said Saintpauls Lane graded 
Levelled and paved between Mulberry Street and the City Line 
in Con junction with that part of the same which is allready 
paved. 

Do therefore pray you have the same done as soon as may 
he according to the powers Vested in you by an act of the 
Assembly and Supplements thereto passed for that purpose. 
Signed 

John Sinclair II. I*. Low 

Ixobert Fisher .James Smith 

A. Clopper 



BALTIMORE CITY. 193 

BALTIMORE 15th May 1815 

This day the Commissioners Met for the purpose of Estab- 
lishing the grade of Saint pauls' Lane between Mulberry Street 
and the City Line- 
There Where Present 

Wm Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand and 
Wm. Jones 

Ordered that Notice be given to the persons owning Lots on 
Saint Pauls between Mulberry Street and the City Line to dig 
down in front thereof to the grade Established 

Accordingly Served the following Notice On Doct James 
Smith and John Sinclair 

WESTERN PRECINCTS STREET COMMISSIONERS 

OFFICE 

Baltimore 15th May 1815 
Sir 

Agreeably to an order of the Board of Commissioners you 
are hereby Notified to dig down and Remove (the Earth before 
your Lot on Saint pauls Lane between Mulberry Street and the 
city Line) to the Grade Established on this day on or before 
the 14th day of Jun Next otherwise the Commissioners will 
have the Same done and Charge you with your proportion of the 
Expence 

by order the Board 

JOSEPH SUM WALT Clk 

BALTIMORE May 15th 1815 

GRADE OF SAINT PAULS LANE SOUTH OF PLEASANT STREET TO 
THE CITY LINE 

Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 



194 RECORDS OF 

15th May 1815 

Commenced at the South Gutter of Pleasant Street and Said 
Lane then South with an ascent of 4 1 /4 in 10 feet to the Soth 
Side of Pleasant Street then at a descent of 1 45' 180 feet to 
the City Line 

JOSEPH SUM WALT Clerk 

BALTIMORE 20th May, 1815 
The WPS Commissioners Met this Evening 
Present 

Win Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
Wm Jones 

Read Sundry papers relative to the Division Lines of Daniel 
Scwartzeaur John Fitzgerald and Thomas Armstrong And ad- 
journed to Meet 

BALTIMORE May 25th 1815 
Received the following Application 
Western Precincts Street Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

You are requested as soon as convenient, to ascertain the 
Boundary Lines of a Lot of Ground On the Xorth Side of 
Franklin Street Situated between Eutaw and Howard Street 
the property of Martin T\ Maher 

Signed Martin F. Maher 

31st May 1*15 

Ordered that the Commissioners Meet on 10th June to Estab- 
lish as above applied for 

BALTIMORE -'id June is 15 
Received the following Application 

Gentlemen 

I request you will be pleased to Establish the lines of a Lot 
of ground Keing Lol X~o. 2. part of Ridgelys Delight Situated 



BALTIMORE CITY. 1!)5 

on the North side of Market or Baltimore Street extended, and 
a short distance West of Union or Greene Street assigned to me 
by Mrs. W A. Deady on or about the 30th day of September 
1805 (Then Under Lease from George Kepold) arid on the 17th 
day of March 1808 Conveyed to me in fee by Said TCepold 
I am 

Gentl 

Your Obt, St. 

Signed D Williamson 
3d June 18.15 

The Commissioners of the 
Western Precincts of Balto. 

10th June 1815 
Commissioners met to establish Lines of a Lot of Ground On 

the North Side of Franklin street Situated between Eutaw and 

Howard Streets. No quorum 

Adjourned to Meet on the premises 14th June 1815 

BALTIMORE 14th June 1815 

MARTIN F MAKERS LOT ON FRANKLIN STREET BETWEEN EUTAW 
eV- HOWARD ST. 

The Commissioners Met 
Present 

John W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
Wm Jones 

Established Martin F. Mahers Lot on Franklin Street 
Commencing for the same at the distance S. 87Vj W 259 ft. 
from the S E Corner of John E Howards Tavern on the N. W. 
intersection of Franklin and HoAvard Streets and running thence 
binding on Franklin St. S 87 W 25 feet then due North 100 
feet to the S. E. Corner of Steward Browns Yard Wall then par- 
allel to Franklin St. N. S? 1 /^ E 24 feet and then to the begin- 
ning- 
Jos SUM WALT, C 



196 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 17th June 1815 
The Commissioners Met this Evening 
There where present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry and 
William Jones 

The following Rules and Regulations for the Government of 
the Superintendent of Chimney Sweepers and preventing fires in 
the precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' Falls Unanimously 
passed the Board of Commissioners on this Seventeenth day of 
June in the year of Our Lord 1815 

By Authority & in Virtue of An Act of Assembly Passed the 
Legislature of Mart/land at December Session Eighteen 
Hundred fourteen, The Western Precincts Street Commis- 
sioners do, Adopt the folloiving Articles - for the regu- 
alating the Sweeping of Chimneys aud for Preventing fires 
in the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' F'/lls 
ARTICLE 1sr. There shall be appointed and Licensed one 
Superintendant of Chimney Sweepers in the Precincts of Balti- 
more West of Jones' Falls and no person shall exorcise the em- 
ployment of a superintendant of Chimney Sweepers in Said 
Precincts unless he shall have previously obtained from the 
aforesaid Commissioners, A Licence, and given bond with secur- 
ity as herein after directed, on pain of forfeiting for every such 
offence a sum not exceeding five dollars, and for every licence 
aforesaid the Superintendant shall pay to the Commissioners 
for the use of the Western Precincts the sum of five dollars and 
before any licence shall be granted or renewed the person ap- 
pointed superintendant of Chimney Sweepers shall give Bond 
unto the Commissioners in the Penal sum of One hundred dol- 
lars with security to the satisfaction of the Commissioners with 
condition that he will faithfully execute the employment of a 
superintendanl of Chimney Sweepers in the Western Precincts 
will duly pay and satisfy all just claims that may be against him 
as such and in all things well and faithfully perform the several 
duties required by these articles relating to his office 

AKT. 2.\D. The superintendanl is hereby directed to apply to 
the occupier or occupiers of every house or of any room or ap- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 197 

partrnent in the Western Precincts for permission to sweep any 
Chimney in such house or belonging to such room, which has 
been so much used, as to require in the opinion of the superin- 
tendant to be swept and hath not been swept at any time within 
the term of one month next preceeding the day of such applica- 
tion ; And if the said occupier or occupiers, will not then permit 
such superintendant to sweep such chimney or will not appoint 
a reasonable time within twenty four hours thereafter, for the 
doing thereof or will not permit such chimney to be swept at the 
time so appointed, he, she, or they, shall pay to the superintend- 
ant the same sum of money as if the said chimney had been 
swept by him, and shall forfeit and pay to the Commissioners a 
siim not exceeding five dollars and in such case the said superin- 
tendant shall and is hereby directed to apply each and every 
day for the sweeping of such chimney, untill the same be actu- 
ally swept; and upon every such application if the occupier or 
occupiers of such house or room shall not permit him to sweep 
such chimney, he, shall be entitled as aforesaid to recover each 
and every day from such occupier or occupiers the same sum 
of money as if the said chimney had been swept by him each 
and every day at the special instance and request of such occu- 
pier or occupiers, and every such occupier or ocupiers shall for- 
feit and pay to the commissioners for each and every such of- 
fence a sum not exceding five dollars 

ARTICLE 3m). And if the said superintendant does not every 
month apply as afforsaid for permission to sweep each and 
every chimney in the Western Precincts which by these articles 
ought be swept, and each and every day (if necessary) repeat 
such application as aforesaid he shall for every such default for- 
feit and pay to the Commissioners a sum not exceeding five dol- 
lars. And no superintendant, licensed as aforesaid, shall de- 
mand or receive from any person either directly or indirectly 
for his services any other or greater fees or rates than are here- 
in allowed, under the penalty of five dollars for every such of- 
fence. To Wit: for a chimney of one story, eight ('cuts; for two 
storys ; Twelve and an half cents; Three storys ; fifteen cents: 
for four or more storys; eighteen cents; And if any chimney in 
the W. Precincts shall take fire and blaze out at the top, the 
Superintendant shall forfeit and pay to the commissioners the 
sum of Ten dollars; Provided nevertheless that such forfeiture 



198 RECORDS OF 

shall be paid by the occupier or occupiers of such room or house 
wherein such chimney may be in case he or they would not 
permit such chimney to be swept upon application having been 
made by said superintendant agreeably to the provisions of these 
Articles 

Signed JOHN DAVIS 
Balto. 3 June 1815 President Bd Commissioners 

BALTIMORE June 22d 1815 

DAVID WILLIAMSON'S LOT ox MARKET STREET EXTENDED. 
present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Wm Jones 

The Western Precincts Street Commissioners Established for 
David Williamson the Lot of Ground he purchased from George 
Repold by deed bearing date March 17th, 1808. 

Beginning for the same at a stone now planted at the end of 
the 18th. Line of Ridgelys Delight Marked D W 1 and run- 
ning thence S. 28 1 /s c E. 60 feet to a Stone now planted on the 
North Side of the Baltimore and Frederick Town Turnpike 
Poad marked D W 2 then running With & Binding on said 
road S. 87V_> W. 104 feet to a stone now planted where the 
fourth Line of Marys' Plains Crosses said road Marked D W -3 
then Binding on said Line reverse North 4 E. 83 1 /-; feet to a 
Stone now planted marked D W 4 where the fourth Line of 
Marys Plains and the 18th Line of Ridgelys Delight Cross each 
other and binding on the ISth Line S 70 E 73 feet to the begin- 
ning Stone marked D W 1 

J L WAMPLER Syr 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

BALTI.MOKK 24tli June 1815 

DIVISION LINK HKTWKKX DA.MKI. Sen \VAKTZACR JOHN FIT/GER- 
ALD AND THOMAS ARMSTRONG 

The W. P. S. Commissioners Met. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 199 

There Where present 

Win Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established the division Line between Daniel Schwartzaur 
John Fitzgerald and Thomas Armstrong 

Commenced at a Stone now planted on the 4th. Line of Da- 
vids Fancy dated Nov. 1st 1738 on the East side of Back Street 
and running thence withe the 4th Line reverse N. 81% E. 
255% feet then S. 9 E 156% feet then with the said Division 
Line S. 81% W. to Back Street meeting a point 3Vi feet 
Southward from the Brick Building now Owned by John Fitz- 
gerald 

Jos. SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE July 1st 1815 
The Commissioners Met 
Present 

John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Received the following Petition for paving Mulberry Street 
from Lerews Alley to Charles Street 
Western Precincts Street Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers owners of Lots on Mulberry Street from 
Lerews Alley to Charles Street wish you to have the same paved 
as soon as possible 

Baltimore June 12rh 1S15 



Tlios. Towson Mary Booker 

John Walsh James Inloes 

Sam! Knox Perry Young 

George Vaughan J. K. Howard 

John Campbell White Nicolaus Ilacke 

Prest. Balto. College Benjamin Grammar 

Charles L. Boehm Mumphrey Sanders 

Stephen Ford Frederick Lenhart 



200 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 13th July 1815 

The Commissioners Met this day 4 oClock p in at the Office 
There where present 

John Davis Prest. 
Win. Krebs 
John W. Berry and 
William Jones 

Ordered by the Board that the Clerk make a correct List of 
Delinquents for paving Tax due previous to the 1st day of 
January 1815. The Amount due by each delinquent, situation 
of the property &c. and to be submitted to the board at their 
next meeting for inspection and publication agreeably to Law. 

Also Ordered the the Clerk address Mr. Elisha T. Bayly by 
Letter and inform him that the property on Eutaw Street North 
of franklin Street request that the Same Street agreeably to their 
petition be Compleated. 

J SUM WALT Oik 

BALTIMORE July 27th, LSI 5 

The Commissioners Met this day 4 oClock p in. at the Office 
Present 

Win Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Wm. Jones 

Received the following Petition for paving Lexington Street 
from The Xew Market to Cove Street. 

Western Precincts Street Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers owners of Lots on Lexington Street from 
the Xew Market to Cove Street wishe yon To have the same 
paved as soon as possible 

Baltimore 20th April 1S1"> 



BALTIMORE CITY. 201 

Signed 

Win Buck Robt. Sinclair 

Joseph Little John Davis 

Jas. Norris Jr. Fredk. Waesche 

Thomas Henning Ncls. Bonnefin 

Joseph Heaver L. Pascault 

Win Robinson Jno. L. LaReintrie 

Job Smith 11 P. Louis 

Geo. Warner "1 Commrs. 

L. Paseault of 

A. Welsh | the New 

Owen Dorsey \ Market. 

BALTIMORE August 17th. 1815 
The Board of Commissioners Met at office 
Present Messrs. 

Win Krebs 

Jno. W. Berry and 

Win. Jones. 

Received the following Petition for condemning grading and 
Paving Chappell alley from North Street to College alley 

Baltimore Augt. 7th lSi:> 

To the Commissioners Of the Western Precincts 
Gentlemen 

We the subscribers Owners of Property on Chappell Alley 
between North Street and College alley request that the said 
alley may be Condemned Graded and paved as soon as possible 
with curb stone 

Signed 

John Welsh William Jackson 
Jas. Kelly his 

Thos. Towson "Robert (X) Carson 
Antony Fleishall mark 

Kelly Morsell George Vaughan 



202 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE August 24th 1815 

The Commissioners Met this evening at their Office 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 

Moses Hand 

Wm. Jones 
Received the following Petition 

To the Commisioners appointed to Grade level and pave the 
Streets in the Precincts of Balto. West of Jones' Falls 

Gentlemen 

The Subscribers being two thirds of the owners of the Prop- 
erty within the Limits you are hereby requested to exercise your 
official duties, they request you will agreeably to the powers 
vested in your Board Grade Jefferson Street from Eutaw to 
Charles Street and Cause the same to be opened as a public 
Highway. 

Balto. Augt. 24th 1815 
Signed 

Geo. Warner Jno. E. Howard 

Wm Krebs Wesley Starr 

Michl Warner John Ripp 

BALTIMORE August 25th 1815 
The Commissioners Met this day 
Present 

Wm. Krebs 
Moses Hand and 
Win Jones 

Grade of Mulberry Street from North Street to the middle of 
Cathedral St. is, 

Ascent .')'/| equal to 7 inches in 10 feet which passes 7 feet 
below the lop of the door rill of Charles 1,. BoehmV House next 
to a twelve feet alley 

J L WAM i'M<:u Syr 
Jo St;MW.\i,T Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 203 

BALTIMORE August 25th 1815 

GRADE OF CHAPPBLL ALLEY FROM NORTH STREET TO COLLEGE 
ALLEY. 

Commissioners Met this day 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
M. Hand 
Wm. Jones 

Graded Chappell alley. From North Street to College alley 
Ascent 3% equal to eight inches in ten feet which passes 
7 14 f^t below the top of a door cill of a house on the east side 
of a Twelve feet alley 

GRADE OF TWELVE FEET ALLEY. 

Ascent feet from Mulberry Street to the Center of said 

alley. Descent feet to Chappell Alley 

Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE September 1815 

To GRADE JEFFERSON STREET FROM EUTAW TO CHARLES STREET. 
The Commissioners Met the 4th day of September 1815. 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 

Commenced at the junction of the Gutters at the south east 
angle or Turn of said Street (which is S 87 1 /4 W. 46% feet 
from the west side of Eutaw Street) two feet higher than the 
west gutter of Eutaw Street then ran with the south east gutter 
of Jefferson Street S. 52 c 3,8' W. Descend 24' -j- (that is to 
say % inches fall in every ten feet 1315 feet to Charles Street in 
Kidgelys Addition to Baltimore Town 

J L WAMI-LEK Sny 
Jo SUMWALT ( 'Ik 
LUXNS LOT LANE 

Elevation of 4 inches to the line of the Houses CYC then with 
a regular ascend to the W. gutter of Jefferson St 



RECORDS OF 



Received the following Petition 

Baltimore 19th Sep 1815 
Western Precincts Street Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers property OAvners on German Street as 
far West as Cove Street, hereby petition the Western Precincts 
Commissioners to fix the grade of said Street until it inter- 
sects Cove Street, the subscribers also property holders on the 
South side of Market Street from Green to Cove Street, also 
petition the Commissioners of the said Western Precincts to 
have paved the footway of Market Street, on the South side 
from Green to Cove Street 



R. K. Heath Church Warden & 
Vestry man of St Pauls Par- 
ish 

Jonas Clapham vestry Man of 
St Pauls Parish 

Alex. Robinson 

Geo Hoffman 

John Mathews 

H. Pence 

provided both objects are 
agred to 

IT. Pence provided both objects 
are agred to 

Horatio Berry 

Jacob Xewman 

Peter Wyant Jur. 

John Stinchcomb 

Hugh Hamilton 



Nicholas Emock 

Win. M. Smith 

Win. McCarter Market Street 

only 
Jacob. Israel Market Street 

Only 

H. P. Low. 
Paul Ruckle for Market 

Street only 
L Donsee for Market Street 

only 
Solomon Etting for pavement 

on South Side of Market 

Street not to exceed 4 to 5 

ft and Curb Stone 
Alex McCoy 
Isaac McCoy 



"provided Only So much of the footway on Market St. be 
paved as shall give a good an sufficient walk, say 4 or ."> feet 
and a Curb Stone 



BALTIMORE CITY. 205 

BALTIMORE 21st Septem. 1815 

Received the following Petition for paving LOMIJARD STREET 

Baltimore 10th Augt 1815 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers being two thirds of the owners of Property 
binding on Lombard Street between Eutaw and Paca Streets 
wish you to have said Lombard Street paved as soon as may be 
convenient agreeable to the powers in you vested 
Signed 

Henry Augustine John Larew 

Jas Hindes her 

George Richstein Barbara (X) Alter 

F. Haubert mark 

Thos Griffin 

Sept. -2G, 1815 (Sec Oct. 5, 1815). 

BALTIMORE 29th Sc-ptm. 1815 

The Commissioners Met this Evening at their Office 
Present Messrs. 

Win. Krebs 
M. Hand 
John W Berry 

Received the following Application 
Western precincts Street Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

The undersigned Owners of property on Courtland Street 
between Pleasant and Mulberry Streets request the same to be 
paved under your direction and the Grade of the said part 
Established as soon as possible 
Sept. 25th 1815 
Signed 

John Martin Christian Adrian 

Jno C. Richards A Clapper 

Robt Fisher 



206 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 5th October 1815 

The Commissioners Met this evening at the office 
Present Messrs 

Jno. W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Win. Jones 

Received the following Application 

Baltimore 26th Sept. 1815 

Western Precincts Street Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We the undersigned property owners on College Alley from 
Mulberry to Saratoga Street request the Commissioners to Con- 
demn Grade and level said alley as soon as may be convenient 
Yours &c &c 

Signed 

Thos Towson 
Franz. Brunsted 
G. A. McGill 
Zebulon Waters 
in Behalf of \ Saml Knox 
Baltimore College / Win Sinclair 

BALTIMORE Oct. 10th 1815 

GRADE OK COURTLAND STREET FROM MULBERRY TO PLEASANT 
STREET. 

The Commissioners met this day. 10 oClk a. m. 

Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
Jno. W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Graded Courtlaml Street between Mulberry and Pleasant 
Streets 

Commenced at the South West intersection of the Gutters of 
Miilberrv and Court land Streets and ran South with the West 



BALTIMORE CITY. 207 

Gutter of Courtland Street Ascent 4 10 feet then with a 
regular descent to the North gutter of Pleasant Street 

BALTIMORE October llth 1815 

GRADE OF GERMAN STREET FROM GREEN TO COVE STREET. 
The Commissioners Met this day 10 oclk 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm. Jones 

Graded German Street from Green to Cove Street. 
Commenced at the North. West intersection of German and 
Green Streets and Ran with the North Gutter of German St 
west (which intersection is to he found by measuring level four 
feet and one inch lower than the top of the door Cill of the 
House standing at said intersection) at a descent of 1 54' 
about 4 in ten feet feet to fair with the west end of a 

Brick house next to and on the east Side of the run, which point 
is established to meet a point two feet higher than the top of a 
Boundary Stone standing under the south west corner of the 
said house 

The level 20 feet across said run and then at an ascent of 
about 1 to the east side of Love Street meeting a point nine 
inches higher than the gutter of Cove Street 
Mr Berry requested a suspension 

Baltimore 19th Oct IS 15 
The Commissioners Met at the Office. 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 
Received the following Application 



208 RECORDS OF 

Baltimore 16th Oct 1815 
Western Precincts Streets Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers owners of property on George St from 
the Reisters Twon Turnpike Road to Pine Street request that 
the said Street may be Graded as soon as may be convenient 

Yours &c &c 
Signed 

Jonza Sellman Wm Lorman 

Henry Peters Jno Knuckle 

Philip Horn 

BALTIMORE November llth 1815 

GRADE OF GEORGE STREET FROM THE REISTERS TOWN TURNPIKE 
ROAD TO PINE STREET. 

The Commissioners Met this day 10 oClock a m. 
To Grade George St from the R. T. turnpike Road to Pine 
Street 

Present Messrs 

Win Krebs 
fTno. W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 

The Western intersection of the Gutters of the said Street 
and the said Turnpike Road which point is 6 inches at level, 
lower than the lop of the boundary stone heretofore planted at 
the intersection aforesaid, then South <S7Vx W. A. 1 25' at. 
passing 40 feet at right angle from the aforesaid boundary 
Stone then Ascent .'5 feet to the West end of Henry 

IVlcrs Ground which is '"'-2 feet 4 inches lower than the top 
of the door Cill of said Peters' new House and then Descend 
1% to the east Gutter of Pine Street 

* By unanimous agreement of the property owners, changed 
from 4 ft 4 in to "2 feet 4 in consequently the ascent and De- 
scent changed per alteration 



BALTIMORE CITY. 20!) 

BALTIMORE 16th Xov. 1815 

The Commissioners Met this evening at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

Win. Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Wm Jones 

Received the following Application 
Western Precincts St Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

I request you to establish my Lot on Franklin Street as soon 
as Convenient 
Xov. llth 1815 

Signed Jno J. Donaldson 

BALTIMORE 25th Xov. 1815 
ESTABLISHMENT OF JOHX J. DONALDSON'S LOT Ox FRAXKLIX 

ST. 

The Commissioners Met this day 10 oClk a. m. 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Moses Hand 
Jno W. Berry 
Win Jones 

The Estern division Line of said Lot and Doct. Maxeys Lot, 
towards franklin Street is Established 25 feet 10 inches East 
from the X. W. Corner of Said John J. Donaldsons Brick House 
fronting towards franklin Street which is 87 ft West from the 
West Side of Saint Pauls Lane and 58'^ feet East from the 
east side of a twenty feet alley running- Xorth to franklin 
Street- 
Then Established the S. E. Corner of William Fulfords Bk 
House Standing on the West Side of Saint Pauls Lane and a 
twenty feet alley running West, then West with tin' North side 
of said alley 87 feet to the aforesaid Eastern division line of 
John J. Donaldsons and Doct. Maxceys Lots and then still west 
with the north side of said alley 58 ^ feet to the aforesaid '20 
feet alley running Xorth to franklin Street 

J. SUM WALT 



210 



RECORDS OF 



BALTIMORE 14th Dec. 1815 

The Board of W P. Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
John W. Berry 
William Jones 

Messrs Wm Krehs & And John Davis was Appointed a Com- 
mittee for the purpose of preparing a petition to be presented 
to the Maryland Legislature for authority to Cause a survey 
and plat to be made of the precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' 
Falls ; In conformity to a resolution which passed a meeting of 
the inhabitants of the Precincts of Baltimore on Thursday last 
December 7th 1815 

The Commissioners reconsidered the Establishment of the 
division Lines between Daniel Scwartzaur John Fitzgerald and 
Thomas Armstrong 

BALTIMORE 27th December 1815 
The Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

John Davis 
Wm Krebs 
Jno W. Berry and 
Wm. Jones 

Messrs John Davis and Wm Krebs agreeably to their appoint- 
ment at the last meeting presented and Laid before the board 
A Petition and Law, for Authority to cause a survey and plat 
to be made, of the Western Precincts of Baltimore, and for 
other purposes therein mentioned After making certain 
alterations amendments c it finally passed the board And 
Mr Win Krebs was appointed to send the said petition and 
Law to the Maryland Legislature as soon as possible 

Jo SUM WALT 

Received the following Application 

To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We respectfully request that out of the monies over which 
you have the contronl there may be made an appropriation 



UALTIMOKK CITY. 21 1 

towards repairing the Road Leading to the Ferry Point on 
which our burial Ground Binds 

for and on behalf of the Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church 

OWEN DORSEY 

January 24. 1816 Acting Steward 

BALTIMORE Feby. 1st 1816 
The Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

Wm. Krebs 
Jno "W. Berry 
William Jones 

Received the following Communication from the Commis- 
sioners of the Western Precincts Market House 

We the Undersigned Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
Market do hereby Certify that Messuers Jno Davis William 
Krebs John W Berry William Jones and Moses Hand were this 
day Elected Commissioners to Grade Level and Pare the Streets 
Lanes and Alleys in the Precincts West of Jones' Falls 

Given under our hands and seals this twenty first day of Feb- 
ruary 'Eighteen hundred and Sixteen, 

(Signed) 

GEORGE WARNER (Seal) 

A WELSH (Seal) 

OWEN DORSET (Seal) 

HOOPES CHAMBERLAIN (Seal) 

BALTIMORE 3rd February 1816 
The Board of Commissioners Met at the office 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
John Davis 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm. Jones 

Received the following Petition for Levelling and paving St 
Pauls Lane from Charles to Holliday Street 



212 RECORDS OF 

To the Commrs. of the Western Precincts & City Commis- 
sioners 

Gentlemen 

The Subscribers a Majority of the holders of Property owners 
thereon request that St. Pauls Street be levelld' and paved from 
Charles Street to Holliday Street without delay 

Sg_ 

Amos A Williams James W Collins 

James Kemp on behalf of A Clopper for self and H Ful- 

the vestry of St Pauls ford 

Win Lorman Geo. Williams 

James Mosher for self and James Smith 

John Donnell 

Ordered that the Clerk in form the City Commissioners that 
they are ready at any time to Act in Conjunction with them on 
the above petition provided that two thirds of the property 
owners on the above Street haA-e signed the petition. 

BALTIMORE 10th Feby 1816 

The Commissioners Met this Evening at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 

Jno W Berry 

Moses Hand 

Wm Jones 

The purport of the Meeting being to Appoint a Superinteiid- 
ant Of Chimney Sweepers provided a Suitable; person should 
Offer 

Read the petitions of the following Persons, 

John Crosall Win Cochran 

James Younger Samuel Foy 

Whereupon it was thought proper to defer the Appointment 
until Monday evening and Ordered that Archibald Cook be 
Notified of the Same 



BALTIMORE CITY. 213 

The following Resolution was offered by Mr Hand and Passed 
the Board 

Kcffolrcd that Mr Win Krebs be and is hereby appointed to 
receive from the County Collector Such part of the Sum of 
Twelve hundred dollars appropriated by the Maryland Legisla- 
ture for the use of the Western Precincts of Baltimore 

The Board adjourned to Monday Evening next- 
Jo SUM WALT Cl 

BALTIMORE 12th Feb. 1816 
The Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 

It was agreed by the Board that the 1 Houses in the Western 
Precincts be laid off into two (Sweeping) Districts as follows 

DISTRICT Xo. 1 To Consist of all those Houses on the W. Pre- 
cincts North of Mulberry Street to Culvert Street and the West 
Side of Culvert Street to Bath Street and on the North Side 
of Bath Street to Jones' Falls, 

DISTRICT Xo. 2. To Consist of all those Houses in the West- 
ern Precincts not included within the Limits of Xo. 1. 

The Commissioners agreed to Continue Mr Archd. Cook as 
Superintendant of Chimney Sweepers for the District Xo. 1 
untill the 2nd day of April Xext, by his giving Bond with Se- 
curity and taking out Licence from this office 

Mr. John Croxall was then appointed Superintendant of 
Chimney Sweepers for District Xo. 2. By giving Bond with 
Security and taking out Licence from this office agreeably to 
the Rules and Regulations adopted by the Hoard of W P. Com- 
missioners 

Ordered that Messrs. Cooks k Croxalls Appointment be pub- 
lished in two public Newspapers of this City, Signed by Mr. 
John Davis. 



214 RECORDS OF 

We William Krebs John W. Berry and William Jones Do 
Solemnly Swear that we and either of us will Honestly and 
impartially without favour or affection discharge the duties of 
Commissioners for grading and Levelling the Several Streets 
Lanes and alleys and for establishing the Courses and fixing 
the boundaries thereof in the Precincts of Baltimore West of 
Jones' Falls according to Law and the best of our respective 
Skill and Judgment So help me God 

BALTIMORE COUNTY to wit 

February 21st 1816 
WM. ASHMAN 

Received the following Petition 

Baltimore 21st Feb. 1816 
Western Precincts ( St Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

[ request you to establish the division line between John Mc- 
Kim Ints. Lot and the subscribers Lot Situated on Paca Street 
between German Lombard Streets as soon as may be convenient. 

Yours &c &e 

his 

Henry (X) Shamburg 
mark 

BALTIMORE 28th Feb. 1816 
Received the following Application 
To the W. Precincts St Commissioners, 

Gentlemen 

The Undersigned being Two Thirds of the Holders of Prop- 
erty within the limits to be effected by this application and 
they being desirous of ascertaining the lines juid grade of the 
following Streets, they therefore Solicit that agreeably to the 
powers vested in your board by Law, you will ascertain and fix 
the intersection of Paca and George Streets, and also ascertain 
and establish, the lines of George Street, from the said intersec- 
tion to Chai'les Street, in Ridgelvs Addition to Baltimore Town 



BALTIMORE CITY. 215 

and establish the grade of George Street, from Limns Lot Lane 
to the above named Charles Street in the addition as aforesaid 
Tour Compliance will serve &c IY.C 
Signed 

George Warner 
John Allbright 
Michael Warner 
Balto 29th Feb. 1816 

I Moses Hand Do Solemnly Swear that I will Honestly and 
impartially without favour or affection discharge the duty of 
Commissioner for Grading and Levelling the Several Streets 
Lanes and alleys and for establishing the courses and fixing 
the Boundaries thereof in the Precincts of Baltimore West of 
Jones' Falls according to LaAv and the best of my Skill and 
Judgment So help me God. 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To wit. 

March 4 1816, 
Sworn to before WM. ASHMAN 

March 9th 1816 

Johnzee Sellmans Lot commences X. 43 W. 59 feet 8 inches 
from Anthony Fleishalls Brick House and running thence bind- 
ing on Biddle Street S 43 1 /- W. 31.6 ps to George Street then 
binding on Said Street N" STi/i E. to the Stone heretofore 
planted at the Intersection of said Street and the Baltimore and 
Reisterstown Turnpike Road and then by a straight Line to the 
beginning. 

Jo SUM WALT 

BALTIMORE March llth 1816. 

ESTABLISHMENT OK TIIK SOUTH EAST INTERSECTION OF PACA 
STREET & CIDER. ALLKY & HENRY SHAMBITRGS Lor. ON PACA 
STREET 

The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

Win Krebs 
Jno. W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 



216 RECORDS OF 

Established the South East intersection of Paca Street and 
Cider Alley on the west side of Paca Street at the distance of 
S. 3 E. 447 feet South of the General Wayne Inn, Standing at 
the North West intersection of Paca Street and the Balto and 
Frederick Turnpike Road 

Then Established a Lot of Ground leased by John Eager 
Howard To Nicholas Shaun on the 16th day of August 1794 
and running thence, (beginning at the above establishment) N. 
2% W. 30 feet binding on Paca street then parallel with the 
Turnpike Road aforesaid S. 87 W. 120 feet then S. 2% E. 
30 feet to Cider Alley and then binding on Said alley ]ST. 87 
120 feet to the Beginning 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

Received the following Application 

Gentlemen 

We require you to establish the Northern side or line of 
George Street and then also to establish the lines and corners of 
the Lots we respectively hold from under the title of Mr Johnzee 
Sellman 

March 13th 1816 
Signed 

Paul Ruckel I^enj Henning 

Henry Peters Thomas Henning 

Andrew Dolck Moses Hand 

John Reese A. Fleishall 

David Delacour Philip Horn 

Jacob B Wentz 

BALTIMORE March 22nd 1H16 

GEORGE STREET ESTABLISHMENT FROM LINNS LOTT LANE TO 
CHARLES STREET IN RIIKJEF.YS Annx. TO BALTIMORE TOWN. 
The Commissioners Met, 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
M. Hand & 
William Jones 



BALTIMORE CITY. 217 

From the Stone at the Intersection of Lunns Lott Lane and 
Elbow Lane, then South Eastwardly with Lunns Lot Lane 39 
feet to George Street then South 3 E. 9!) feet to the Northern 
turn of George Street, then South S 52 38' W. to Charles 
Street, in Ridgleys Addition to Baltimore Town, This is for 
the North Western Side of George Street, which Street is 60 
feet wide 

From the aforesaid Stone at the intersection of Lunns Lot 
Lane and Elhow Lane then Running South Eastwardly with the 
South west side of Lunns Lott Lane 182 1 /4 feet to the South 
Eastern Corner of George Street and Lunns Lot Lane then with 
the South Eastern Side of George Street at the distance of One 
hundred and fifty feet North Westwardly from Jefferson Street 
and ran the Said Street parallel to Jefferson Street at the dis- 
tance aforesaid, S. 52 38' W. to Charles Street aforesaid. 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

On the 23d March 1816, Joseph Sumwalt was re-Appointed 
Clerk to the W. P. Commissioners for the ensuing year and is 
requested to renew his Bond 

James Younger was duly Appointed a Superintendant of 
Chimney Sweepers for District Xo. 2, by his Giving Bond withe 
Good Security for the faithful performance of the duty thereof 
being for One year to Commence from the first Day of April 
1816. 

Archibald Cook was also re-appointed A Superintendant of 
Chimney Sweepers for the ensuing Year for the District Xo. 1 
to commence from the 1st day of April 1816 To renew his bond 
at that time. 

Mr John Davis was appointed president of this Board of 
Commissioners for the Ensuing Year 

I. John Davis do solemnly swear that I will honestly and im- 
partially without favour or affection discharge the duty of 



218 BECOKDS OF 

Commissioner for Grading and Levelling the Several Streets 
Lanes and Alleys and for Establishing the Courses and fixing 
the Boundaries thereof, in the Precincts of Baltimore West of 
Jones' Falls according to Law and the best of my Skill and 
judgment, So help me God. 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To wit. 

March 25th 1816 

Sworn to before WM. ASHMAN 

BALTIMORE 30th March 1816 
The Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Received the following Petition for Grading & Paving Cam- 
den street 

Western Precincts Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We tin; subscribers two thirds of the Property Owners on 
Camden Street between Eutaw and Paca Street request that 
said Street, may be Graded and paved as Soon as convenient. 

Baltimore 7th March 1S16 

Signed 

Benjamin Mucker Mary Hay 

T K Saumenig L S "Dushan 

Received the following Petition 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
We the subscribers being two-thirds of the property Holders 
from P;ir;i Stret to Cove Street, on Fayette Street, are desirous 



BALTIMORE CITY. 

that the Same may be paved and we do hereby petition that you 

should have the same done 

Yours &c &c 
Signed 

Rezoii White Petr Forney 

Saml Cook Solomon Etting 

Robt. Sinclair Fredek. Waesehe 

L. Frailey Luke Tiernan 

Charles G Boehm Isaac Philips &c 

John F. Keys Kobt R Richardson 

Athail Hussey John Stewart 

Ann McCoy Job. Smith 

Samuel Lyeth Jur Richd A Shipley 

J. & J Sullivan B. I). Mullikin 

C. Capitio rioudsberry Kirby 

L Pascault John ('. Weilerstrandt..* 

Wm Lorman Philip Piper 

BALTIMORE 6th April 1816 
The Commissioners Met at the Office 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs (absent) 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand and 
Wm Jones 
Received the following Petition 

Baltimore 29th February 1816 
The Commissioners for the Western Precincts of Baltimore 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers being two thirds of the Owners of Prop- 
erty binding on Paca Street, between Market and Pratt Streets, 
wish you to have Paca Street paved as soon as may be conven- 
ient. 

Signed 

Henry Hoffman John E Howard provided, 

Peter Fowble that only one half, that is 

William Wellman on the west side he paved 

Jno McKim Junr. from German to Market 

Wm Lorman Street, for I will not agree 

Henry Shamburg to pay for the east half for 

that square 

*or Wedorstrandt. 



220 KECOKDS OF 

Received the following Petition 
Western Precincts St Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers holders of property on Franklin Street 
between the intersection of the same with pine Street and Cove 
Street, being desirous of having the same paved, agreeably to 
the Grade already established, do hereby request you to have 
the same done as soon as possible : according to the powers 
vested in you by an act of the Assembly and Sumplements there- 
to- 
Signed 

Saml H Bowly Christian Adrian 

Frances PL Bowley II. P. Low, 

Adam Maxwell Charles Wirgman 

George Adrian James F Fisher 

Daniel Dayly Win Scott 

Jacob Moellinger Joseph Shane & Co, 

Jacob Rothrock Jr. Win Shipley Junr. 

Received the following Agreement relating to Franklin Street 
which was ordered to be recorded 

The free passage in franklin Street between Chatsworth and 
Cove Streets being interrupted by my fence when those per- 
sons who' are desirous of having said obstruction removed shall 
have caused a substantial Bridge to be Built in franklin Street 
over the Stream which runs down Chatsworth Street, to accord 
with the Grade of Franklin Street at that place so that a wag- 
gon or other heavy carriage can pass over the bridge to my 
fence - J do hereby agree and bind myself to cause the said 
fence to be immediately removed so that franklin Street be 
opened to its full width say Sixty feet, as far as my property 
can effect the same and the said Franklin Street being thus 
opened, to remain so, as a public highway - Witness my Hand 
this 24th <lay of -January IS Hi. 

HE/K. CLAOKTT. 

agreed to and Signed in presence of 

THOMAS CLACJKTT JR. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 221 

Western Precincts Streets Commissioners on application have 
Established A a Stone as per plat appears at the junction of 
The Reisters Town Turnpike Road and George Street at B a 
stone at the intersection of George and Biddle Streets which 
point is to be found by measuring S 60 E. SS 1 /! feet from the 
Eastern corner of William Alcocks house 

Then Established the several lots on the Baltimore and Keis- 
ters Town Turnpike Road the numeral figures on the plat are 
feet as well as that on the back Lot of Henning 

Also established the first line of Henry Peters' Lot from 
on the Xorth side of George Stret at the distance of S 87 V:; 
W. 432 feet from the junction of the Reisters road and George 
Street and running thence X 3 C W 80 feet to D. 

J LEWIS WAMPI.ER 

April 9th 1816 

Commissioners Present on the above Establishment 
Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

April 9th 1816 

GRADE OF GEORUE STREET FROM Lr.xxs LOT LANK To CHARLES 
STREET. 

Commissioners Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jrio W Berry 
Moses Hand <Sr 
William Jones 

From the top of the Stone at Lunns Lor Lane and Elbow Lane 
South eastwardly with Lunns Lot Lane Level 39 1 _> feet to 
Paca Street then with said Street Descent 2S 1 , V to George 
Street then with the Western Gutter of George Street, Descent 
34' to Charles Street in Ridgleys Addition to Baltimore Town 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo Sr: u WALT Clk 



222 KECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE 10th April 1816 

CAMDEN STREET GRADE FROM PACA TO EUTAW STREET. 
The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
Moses Hand 
John W. Berry 
William Jones 

From the Northern Gutter of Pratt Street South with the 
east gutter of Paca Street Descent 39' to the North East Inter- 
section of the Gutters of Paca and Camden Streets, East with 
the North Gutter of Camden Street Descent, 28 1 /-/ to Eutaw 
Street. 

N. B. The aforesaid N. E. intersection is 1 foot higher than 
the N. W. intersection of Paca Street and Elbow Lane 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE April 20th 1816 

Received the following Petition for Paving PEARL STREET 
from Fayette to Franklin St, 

Commissioners Present Messrs 

John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Baltimore 28th Feby. 1816 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
Gentlemen 

We the subscribers owners of Property on Pearl Street be- 
tween Fayette and Franklin Streets wish you to have; the said 
Pearl Street paved as soon as it may be convenient agreeably 
to the Powers vested in you 



BALTIMORE CITY. 



22:5 



Signed 

George Peters 
Henry C Peters 
Henry White 
Jno Martin 
Foster Maynard 
Jas Chalmers 
John Zimmerman 
Joseph Cassell 
Owen Dorsey 
Beale Spurrier 
A Welsh 
John Bilson 
Geo. Bushey 
David Bixler 
John Brevitt 
P L Tanner 
Jno T Gibney 
Henry Grove 
Andrew Dolck 



Henry Moore 
Ellinor Buell 
Jacob Myers 
Henry Myers 
Jno G Xeale 
Jno Walter 
Geo. Myers 
Francis Harden 
Jacob Shippy 
Joseph Krems 
Danl Dayly 
(Charles Brown 
Jonas Yoner 
Thomas Burke 
Joseph Little 
John Yewell 
William Jones 
Joseph Hook 



WESTERN PRECINCTS April 20th 1816 
The W. P. Commissioners Met. 
Present Messrs. 

Win Krebs 
Moses Hands 
John W Berry 
William Jones 
Proceeded with the, 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIXES OF LEXINCJTOX ST. 
The Xorth side of said Street, 

The Pillars of the Western Precincts Market house arc cor- 
rect. The Xorth side of said Street near Cove Street., is south 
nine feet from a stone planted in the second line of a Tract 
of Land called Welsh's Adventure which stone stands Xorth 
85 E. 12 feet from the east side of Cove street. 



224 RECORDS OF 

Lexington Street, is sixty six feet Avide and the South side 
thereof is Established parallel to the North side 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

W. PRECINCTS April 20th 1816. 
The W. P Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
"William Jones 

The Clerk laid before the Board the following Petition which 
was Read and Accepted, 

Baltimore April 1st 1816 
To the Western Precincts Streets Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers two-thirds of the Property owners on 
Hamilton Street from the conjunction of Lonibardy Streets 
and Saint Pauls Lane, to Charles Street, Request that said 
Street be Graded and Paved as soon as possible, 

Yours &c &c, 
Signed, 

Michael McBlair Philip Horn 

William Mask Xeal Morrison 

Isaac Mask 

also, The Clerk laid before the Board the following Petition, 
which was Read accepted and thirty days Notice ordered to be 
given to the property owners on said alley to pave the footways 
agreeably to said petition 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers Owners of property on Short alley be- 
tween Lexington Sts and Saratoga Street request that you will 
have the foot pavements paved on said Alley forthwith, 
Baltimore 2()lh April IS 16. 

Signed Frederick Kreig 

Henry Stouffer F. Pine 

Augt. Seswaterne Christ n. Keener 

Thomas Kilbrath Daniel Reisniann 



BALTIMORE CITY. 225 

April 24th 1816. 

Received the following Petition which Head and accepted, 
Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

T request that you will he pleased to Establish the lines of 
my Lot, on Davids Fancy near Back Street as soon as may he 
convenient 

April 24th 1816 Signed his 

Philip (X) Sitzler 
mark 

WESTERN PRECINCTS 4th May 1816 
The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
William Jones 

The Clerk laid before this board a Counter Petition for Pav- 
ing Franklin St from Pine to Cove Street modifying the for- 
mer petition by leaving out the paving of that part of said 
Street in front of W. L Pearces property, Read, and de- 
ferred in consequence of there not being a sufficient number of 
signers to justify the same agreeably to Law. 

The Clerk also laid before this board the following Petition, 
which Avas read and accepted 

To the Western Precincts Streets Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

The subscribers being owners of adjoining Lots situated on 
Washington Street in the Western Precincts Baltimore and 
there being a probability of permanent improvements being 
made, on a part thereof They are therefore desirous of having 
the division Line accurately ascertained and permanently fixed, 
They therefore request that you will appoint some convenient 
day, and agreeably to the powers vested in you board deter- 
mine and fix the same 

Baltimore April 14th 1816. Signed, 

George Warner 
John Sands, 



226 RECORDS OF 

W. PRECINCTS May 4th, 1816 

GRADE OF HAMILTON FROM LOMBARDY TO CHARLES STREET 
The W. P. Commissioners met. 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Graded Hamilton Street from Lombardy to Charles Street 
Ran from the West side of Lombardy Street Ascent 
to the East side of Charles Street 

May 17th 1816. 

Received the following Application which was Read and 
accepted 

Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers reques that you will Establish the Lines 
of our Lots situated at the Corner of Eutaw and frankin Streets 
as soon as may be convenient 

Baltimore May 14 1816 Signd 

Andrew Patterson 
Jarett Bull 

WESTERXPRECIXfTS May 17th is 17 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIVISION LINKS BETWEEN THE LOTS OF 
GEO. WARNER AND JOHN ALLBRIGHT, ON WASHINGTON STREET. 

The W. P. Commissioners met 

Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Established the Division Line between John Allbright and 
George Warner from Washington Street to Elbow Lane as per 



BALTIMORE CITY. 227 

Deed from the said John Allbright to the said George Warner 
Dated April 2nd 1806. Gratifying the calls in said deed men- 
tioned respecting the Distances, not the courses which where 
found by sundry admeasurements to be erroneous as to their 
bearing. 

Beginning for the said Division Line at the distance of S. 
54 W. 49 feet from a stone heretofore planted at the end 40 
ps on S. E. 80 ps line of a tract of Land called Ridgleys De- 
light which stone stands on the South Est side of Washington 
Street on the old George Town Road, and running thence S. 42 
E. to the North west side of Elbow Lane meeting a point 1ST. 
49 E. 77V, feet from the eastern Corner of the said George 
Warners Brick Stable standing on the X. W. side of the said 
Elbow Lane 

J L WAMPLER Sy 

Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE W. PRECINCTS 17th May 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LINES OF PHILIP SITZLEKS^ LOT, ON 
DAVID^S FANCY NEAR TO BACK ST. 

On the 8th of May 1816. The W. P. Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Established Philip Sitzlers Lot 

Beginning for the same at the distance of 1ST 81 : |4 E 64 1 /j. 
feet from a Stone heretofore established on the east side of Back 
Street being the beginning of a Lease from Richard Moale to 
Henry Brown for 3Vo Acres part of Davids Fancy dated April 
13th 1780 and Running thence S 9V E 107V foot to Fitzger- 
alds house at the distance of X 81% E 16V4 feet from the Xorth 
west corner of said house then X 81% E 38 foot then X 9V 
W 107 1 /., feet then South 81% W. 38 foot to the Beginning 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Ck 



228 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE W. P. May 27the 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LINES OF ANDREW PATTERSONS & JAR- 
RETT BULLS LOTS, OF GROUND AT THE INTERSECTION OF FRANK- 
LIN AND EUTAW STREETS. 

The W. P. Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Commenced with the Establishment of A Patterson & J 
Bulls Lots. 

From the west end of Martin F. Mahers Brick House on the 
North side of Franklin Street, as heretofore Established ran 
thence with Franklin Street S. 87y L . c W. 18 1 /. feet to the East 
of Jarrett Bulls lot, still with said street S 87 1 /- W 18V., feet 
to the East side of Andrew Patterson Lot still with said street 
S. 87V., W. 20 feet to Eutaw Street X. 21/1, W. 80 feet being 
20V, feet south from the S. W. Corner of Jarett Bulls Brick 
House then parallel with Franklin Street X. 87 1 /> E. 20 feet 
to Jarrett Bulls Lot fronting on Franklin Street, then with 
that lot parallel to Eutaw Street S. 2V., E 80 feet to franklin 
Street and then binding on Franklin Street as before stated 
S 87 1 /., TV.. 20 feet to Eutaw Street, 

Jarrett Bulls Lot. Beginning on the Xorth side of Franklin 
Street S. 87V, W. 18V. feet from Martin F. Mahers House as 
above staled and running with said Street S. 87 1 1- TV. IS 1 /., 
feet to Andrew Pattersons Lott then parallel with Eutaw Street 
X. 2V_, TV. 100 feet meeting a point six inches south from the 
wall of Ins Brick house, fronting on Eutaw Street and twenty 
feet east of the Xorth West Corner of said house, then parallel 
with Franklin Street X 87 1 1> East 18 To feet meeting a point 
four and an half feet easterly from the South East corner of 
the said Jarrett Bulls Brick House, fronting on Eutaw Street, 
and then by a straight line to the beginning. 

J L WA.MIT.KK Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Ck 



BALTIMORE CITY. 229 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To Wifr. 

On the 5th of June 1816 Personally appeared -Joseph Sum- 
wait before me the Subscriber One of the Justices of the Peace* 
in and for the County afforesaid and took the following Oath 
viz, 

I Joseph Sumwalt Mo solemnly Swear that I will act as Clerk 
to the Commissioners appointed for the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' Falls agreeably to an act of the General Assem- 
bly of Maryland passed Xovember Session 1810 and the Several 
Suplements thereto and make out and keep a fair record of 
there proceedings had and done under and by virtue of the act 
of Assembly and the Several Supplements thereto, and in every 
other respect faithfully and honestly discharge the several du- 
ties of my appointment to the best of my Skill and judgment 
So help me God 

Jos SUM WALT 

WM. ASHMAN 



KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS that W6 Joseph Sumwalt 

William Krebs and Frederick Sumwalt of Baltimore County 
are held and firmly bound unto John Davis William Krebs 
Moses Hand John W. Berry and William Jones Commissioners 
of the Precincts of the City of Baltimore West of Jones' Falls, 
in the Sum of Five thousand dollars money of the United States 
of America to be paid to the Said Commissioners for the Pre- 
cincts of the City of Baltimore West of Jones' Falls their Cer- 
tain attorney Successors or assigns, to which payment well and 
truly to be made and done we bind ourselves and each of us, 
our, and each of our, heirs executors and administrators jointly 
and severally firmly, by these presents, sealed with our Seals 
and dated this Fifth day of June in the year One Thousand 
Eight hundred and Sixteen 

The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the 
above bound Joseph Sumwalt Shall well honestly and faithfully 
discharge the office of Clerk to the Commissioners appointed To 
level, and grade, fix and establish, the Courses and boundaries, 
of the Several squares, streets, lanes, or alleys, in the Precincts 
of Baltimore west of Jones' Falls, Agreeably to an Act of As- 
sembly passed Jany 6th 1.810 and the Sever?-! Supplements 



230 



RECORDS OF 



thereto, Then the foregoing obligation to be void and of None 
effect if otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue 

JOSEPH SUM WALT (Seal) 

WM. KREBS (Seal) 

FREDERICK, SUMWALT (Seal) 

Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of 

WM. ASHMAN 

BALTIMORE W. P. 5th June 1816 

Received and Read the following Petition which was ac- 
cepted, 

Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen, 

I request that you will be pleased to Establish the division 
Line between my Lot and John Brackens Lot Situated on the 
west side of Eutaw Street between franklin Street and Ross 
Street, as Soon as possible 

Yours &c 
Signed 

Geo. W. Bay ley 

BALTIMORE W. P.' June 14th 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DIVISION LINE BETWEEN THE LOTS, OF 
GEO W. BAYLY AND JOHN BRACKEN ON EUTAW STREET. 

The W Precincts Commissioners met. 
Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established the division Line between the lots belonging to 
George W Bayly and John Bracken, on Kutaw Street, which is 
three feet five inches, south from the North West Corner of 
John Brackens brick house on Eutaw Street, opposite the door 
cill of said House, 

Jo SUM WALT Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 231 

Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

"We the Subscribers Request that you will be pleased to Es- 
tablish the South east Corner of Peach alley and Pearl Street 
as soon as possible 
15 June 1815 

Yours Servs 
Signed 

Joseph Capell James Chalmers 

John Zimmerman Henry White 

John King 

BALTIMORE W. P. June 18th 1816 
The W. P. Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

The Clerk laid before this Board the following Petition which 
was read and accepted, 

Western Precincts Sts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers two-thirds of the property owners on a 
Twenty feet alley between Mulberry and Franklin Streets run- 
ning parallel with said streets, Request that, said alley may be 
paved without Curb Stone from Saint Pauls Lane untill it 
intersects another twenty feet alley, as Soon as may be possible 

Yours &c &c 
Signed 

E B. Mitchell Wm Fulford 

John. J. Donaldson Geo. Mathiot 

The Clerk laid before the board the following Petition which 
was read and accepted 

Western Precincts Commissioners 
Gentlemen 

We the subscribers wish you to have Mulberry Street Paved 
from Eutaw Street to Pine Street, being two-thirds of the prop- 
erty holders on HK! street, yours with respect <YC &c 



232 RECORDS OF 

Signed, 

Benjamin Eggleston D. Williamson 

John Zimmerman Stewart Brown 

John King George Fringer 

Daniel Dayly W McMechen 

Thomas Maybury Susanna Smith 

John Gatchell R Moore 

Jacob Moellinger L. Tiernan 

Charles F reman J Latour 

James Pawley Owen Dorsey for Methodist 

Frederick Kreig Church 

Joseph Capite 

June 28th 1816 

S. W. CORNER PEACH ALLEY AND PEARL STREET. 
The Commissioners met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
M Hand 
Wm Jones 

Established the South West Corner of Peach Alley and Pine 
Street South 4V-> Inches from the North East corner of Brick 
Houses now building by George Peters 

Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE W. P July Sth 1816 

The W Precincts Commissioners Met this day at the office, 
Present, Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

The Clerk read the following Petition which was accepted. 
to The Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
We the subscribers being two-thirds of the property owners 
on Union Alley from Lexington Street to Saratoga Street do 
hereby Petition that the same may be paved 
May 7th 1816. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 233 

Signed 

William Lorman John G. Neale 

L. Pascault Andrew Dalcke 

Jno F. Gibney William Ball 

P. L. Tanner Adam Welsh 

The Clerk Read the following Petition which was accepted. 

Baltimore 20th June 1816 
To the Western Precincts St Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the owners of property on Saratoga Street, wish you to 
have the same paved from Green street to the west side of 
Union Lane 

Signed her 

Adam Welsh Rebecca (X) Brightman 

George Peters mark 

Foster Maynard Henry Myers 

L Pascault her 

Rachael (X) Mathews 
mark 

BALTIMORE July 8th 1816 

The Clerk read the following Petition, which was accepted. 

Baltimore June 6th 1816 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore. 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers being two-thirds of the Property holders 
on Holliday Street, between fish and Center Streets, request 
you to have Holliday Street paved as soon as may be Convenient 
from fish to Centre Streets. 
Signed 

Samuel Cooper John Yeiser Jr. 

Jacob White John Hildt 

Redman Grace Marcus McCausland 

Mathew McColm Frederick Jordon 

Danl Kalbfus Jacob Hun a wait 

John Curlet Richard Perry 

Samuel Fernandis Peter Swaurts 



234 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE July 8th 1816 
The following Petition was Read and accepted 

Baltimore 24th May 1816. 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers owners of Property on Cherry Alley, be- 
tween Pearl and Pine Streets wish you to have the said Alley 
Paved with Curb Stone on each side, as soon as Pearl Street 
is paved 
Signed 

Daniel Daley Jacob Moellinger 

Patrick Caughy Benjamin Eggleston 

James Grieves P. L. Tanner 

Stephen Joice John Gambrall 

James Davis Win Hollins 

John-. Martin John Mathews 

Uriah Jones W. F. Athey 

II P Low Luke Tiernan 

John Zimmerman 

BALTIMORE July 8th 1816 
Read the following Petition which was accepted 

Baltimore 3rd June 1816 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers three fourths of the Xumber of the own- 
ers of Property on the South Side of Franklin Stret between 
Pearl and pine Streets wish you to have the footways Paved 
on the South Side of Franklin Street, 
Signed 

Win Hollins James Grieves 

Danl Dayly W. F. Athey 

Saml Smyth Re/in Hammond 

P,AI,TIMOKK W. P. July Lithe 1S1G 

The Western Precincts Commissioners Met this day on Mnl- 
herrv Street for the purpose of Examining the Grade thereof. 



UALTIMOKK CITY. 23;< 

Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses. Hand & 
William Jones 

MI/LBERKY STREET, to descend at a regular grade from Paca 
Street West to Green Street and from Paca Struct, East at a 
regular descent to Eutaw Street, the Curb Stone to be set agree- 
ably thereto 

Jo SUM WALT Clk 

4j 
BALTIMORE W P. July 18th 1816 

The W. Precincts Commissioners Met. 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 

John W. Berry 

Moses Hand 

William Jones 

Head the following application which was accepted 
To the W. Precincts Commissioners 

The Undersigned Owners of property binding on a 20 feet 
alley, running parallel to Charles Street from franklin to Mul- 
berry Street, agree to have the same Graded and paved by 
the Commissiones of the Western Precincts, and paved by John 
McXulty McXulty on the usual terms and we desire that the 
same may be done immediately, 
Balto -22d June IS 16 
Signed 

Geo P Stevenson .Jno Me Kim Jr. 

Jno J Donaldson Philip Wallis 

H W Evans K B Mitchell 

BALTIMORK W. PRECINCTS l!th July 1M6 
.Received the following Petition which was Read and accepted. 
The Commissioners for the Western Precincts are requested 



236 RECORDS OF 

to Establish the South East intersection of Carlvert and St 
Pauls Streets as soon as possible, and Oblige their 

Obt Servants 
Balto 16th July 1816 

Signed 

Geo Williams for self, Susan Susan Williams 
Mary Williams and Mar- James Mosher. 
tha Williams 

July 23d 1816. 

Received and Read the following which was accepted, 
To the Western Precincts Street Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers request you to Establish our respective 
Lots of Ground and fix the boundries and courses thereof situate 
on the ferry Point Road, and to Establish Said Road which is 
required to be done as soon as can be attended to. 
Baltimore July 2nd 1816 
Signed 

Wm Lorman Joseph Cox 

Christopher Hughes Cumb Dugan 

- Le Loup Edward Haythrop 

Alexander Gould Philip Deaver 

John Gordon John Me Ferrari 

Thomas Armstrong Jno II Rogers 

James Jaffray John Fitzgerald, 

A. Sellers 

BALTIMORE W P. July 30th 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE S. W., X. W., X. E. & S. K. CORNKRS 
OF CALVKRT & ST. PATLS STRKETS 

The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
.John Davis 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 
John W Berry 



BALTIMORE CIT! . 237 

The South west Corner or intersection of Culvert and Saint 
Pauls Streets is 14 Indies north from James Armstrongs Jr. 
Brick ] louse the East front of said House is correct the ashler 
thereof - The North west Corner or intersection is N. 31/4 
W. 49 1 /ii feet therefrom The South East Corner or Intersec- 
tion is North 31/4 W. 37 Vi foot from Susan Williams House, 
on the East side of Calvert Street and at the distance of Sixty 
feet East from the Ashler of J Armstrongs House - and the 
North East Corner or Intersection is Established in a range 
of Calvert Street Street, North 31/4 W. 49% feet from the 
South East intersection of Said Street. 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE W. P. July 30th 1816 

GRADE OF TWENTY FEET ALLEY EAST OF CHARLES STREET, FROM 
MULBERRY TO FRANKLIN STREET 

The present return pavement of said Ally on the north side of 
Mulberry Street, to be lowered four inches then ran North 
with said Alley Descent 2%J to the Center of an Alley 

running from 20 feet alley East to Saint Pauls Lane then Still 
North, Ascent 57' to Franklin Street 
Commissioners Present, 

Win Krebs 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Baltimore August 3d 18.16 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The Commissioners Met, 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Commenced the Establishment of the Ferry Point Road 
Agreeably to the Petition signed by two thirds of the Property 
Holders thereon, for that purpose, 



238 RECORDS OF 

After making sundry admeasurements the Commissioners ad- 
journed to Monday August the 12th at 9 oClock. 

BALTIMORE August 12th 1816 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The Commissioners Met on the Ferry Point Road, at 9 
oClock A. M. Agreeahly to adjournment 
Present Messrs. 

William Krehs 
John "W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Proceeded with the Establishment of the Ferry Point Road 
and Certain Lines, &c &c. 

Adjourned to August 26th 1816 

BALTIMORE 15th Augt. 1816 
The W. P. Commissioners met 
Present Messrs. 

Wm Krehs 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Received and Read the following Petition Which was accepted 
and agreed to, 

We the subscribers owners and Holders of Property on George 
Street between the Reisterstown Turnpike 1 Road Pine Street, 
are agreed that the grade should be altered to make the break 
in (ieorge Street before I [(^nry Peters' doore the Bottom of the 
gutter of (Jeorge Street, to be 2 feet below the top of ITenry 
Peters' front door sill, opposite to Said door 
Baltimore March l*th 1816 
Signed 

Benjamin Ilenning Charles Wirgman 

Thomas Ilenning John Ruckle 

Chili), Horn Paul Ruckle 

.1 ohn/c" Sellman .John Zimmerman 

William Lorinan Ilenrv .Peters 



KALTIMOUK CITY. ZoU 

We the Subscribers Owners and Holders of Property on Pearl 
Street, do pray that the precents Commissioners will take 
into Consideration that Pearl Street has at present more water 
than it can well carry therefore we pray that you will canst; 
the Break in George Street, to he made opposite Henry Peters' 
doore of his house that he is now Building which will reduce the 
quantity of water on Pearl Street. 
Baltimore May 26th 1816. 
Signed 

Owen Dorsey John Motios 

John Brevitt Henry White 

B Spurrier Jonas Yoner 

Patrick Caughy Jas Chalmers 

Charles Brown Henry C. Peters 

Geo Peters Daniel Daly 

Joseph Cassell William Lorman 

John King Philip Horn 

John Zimmerman 

BALTIMORE 26th Sep 1816 

FERRY POINT ROAD 

August 26th 1816 

The Western Precincts Commissioners Met at 9 oClk A. M. 
on the F. P. Road 

Present Messrs. 

Wm Krebs 
Wm Jones 

A Board not being present, Adjourned to Friday August 30th 
1816, 

BALTIMORE August 30th 1816 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The W. Precincts Commissioners met this day at oClk 
A. M. on the Ferry Point Road- 
Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
Moses Hand 
John W. Berry 

After making sundry admeasurements tXrc tSrc the Coinrs. ad- 
journed at ! - past 2 oCloek to meet on the F P. Road the 27th 
Sep 1816 



240 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE W. P. September 26th 1816 
The "W. Precincts Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs 

John W Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Read the Following Petition for Paving Forest Lane which 
was accepted. 

Baltimore 25th May 1836 
Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

The Subscribers wish to Call your attention to the Grading 
and Paving of Forrest Lane or alley extended from Pleasant 
ally to Mulberry Street it being imposible to be Kept Clean in 
its present situation Respectfully we are 

Justus Hoppee Chas Worthington 

James Gums A Worthington 

BALTIMORE W P. Sept 26 
The following Petition was Read and accepted 

Baltimore September 24th IS] 6 
To the Commissioners of The Western Precincts of Balto. 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers Propritors of Lots on Mulberry Street 
between Eutaw and Pine Street, most respectfully Solicit you 
to have the foot way on the !N"orth side of Mulberry Street, from 
Eutaw to Pine Street levelled and paved with the least possible 
Delay 

Signed 

Owen Dorsey for M. Frederick King 

E. Church Benjamin Eggleston 

George Peters Daniel Dayly 

Susanna Smith John J. Han-odd 

Joseph Cassell J La tour 

John Zimmerman Henry Augustine 

John King J, lines Pawley 

Thomas Maberry Luke Tiernan 

Jacob Moellinger 



BALTIMORE CITY. 241 

Received the following Petition which was Read and accepted. 

Baltimore September 17th 1816 
To the Commissioners of W Precincts of Baltimore, 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers Owners of the Property binding on the 
South Side of Lombard Street, between Eutaw and Paca Street, 
request you to have the unpaved footways, binding on and be- 
tween Said Streets paved as soon as possible 
Signed 

F. Haubert Henry Augustine 

.Tames Hinds George Richstein 

Barbary Alter 

BALTIMORE W. P. 26th Sep 1816 

Received and Read the following Petition Which was ac- 
cepted. 

Baltimore Augt. 28th 1816 

We the Subscribers being Holders of Property on Whiskey 
Alley between Eutaw & Paca Streets Petition the Honourable 
Western Precincts Commissioners to have the same Graded and 
Paved the Present Season 
Signed 

Peter Fowble Nicholas Stutter 

Conrad Bergman John W Berry 

John Bausman Hiram Cochran 

F Haubert Henry Augustine 

Jacob Workinger 

BALTIMORE 27th September 1816 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The Commissioners Mer this day on the ferry Point Road, 
agreable to adjournment, 
Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

After examining Certain Title papers and making Sundry ad- 
measurements the comrs. adjourned to October 24th 1816 



242 



RECORDS OF 



W. P. BALTIMORE 9th October 1816 
The W. Precincts Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Received the following application which was read and ac- 
cepted, 

Balto. 1st October 1816 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers proprietors of Lots on Paca Street be- 
tween Fayette and Lexington Street Most respectfully Solicit 
you to have the footway on the west side of Paca Street from 
Fayette to Lexington Street Levelled and paved with the Least 
possible delay. 
Signed 

John T Kepler Henry Reip 

Samuel Jarrett Lewis Kalbfus 

Read the following Application which was accepted 
The (W) Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

The Subscribers requests you to meet on as early day as 
practicable to Establish the Corners of Cathedral Charles & 
Franklin Streets and Grade the same if not allready done 

Yours respectfully 
Oct. 12th 1810 
Signed 

R Higinbothom Darcy I Didier 

Crosdale & Gibson James Williams 

X E Corner of Cathedral iV franklin Sts 
X W Corner of Franklin & Charles Sts 

Read the following Petition which was accepted 



BALTIMORE CITY. 243 

To The Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

I request that you will Establish my Lot, the Lines thereof, on 
the Hooks Town Road between Biddle and Union Street, as 
soon as Convenient 

Yours &c &c 
Get 14th 1816 John H. Ewaldt, 

W. PRECINCTS October 18th 1816 

GRADE OF WHISKEY ALLEY FROM ErTAW TO, PACA STREET. 

Graded WHISKEY ALLEY from Eutaw to Paea Street, Began 
Six feet west from the West Gutter of Eutaw, Street, and ran 
West. Ascent, 1 18' to the distance of thirty Six feet East, of 
Paca Street which point is nine feet below the Iron Buckle of 
Peter Fowble house Then with a regular descent to Paca 
Street, 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
JOSEPH SUMWALT Clk 

Commissioners Present on the above Grade of Whiskey Alley 
viz 

Win Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

BALTIMORE 24th October 1816 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The W. P. Commissioners Met this day on the Ferry Point 
Road at 9 oClock A. M. 
Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Proceeded with the Establishment of Said Road and after 
Completing the admesurement of the East side thereof ad- 
journed, to meet on the 13th Xov. 1816 



244 RECORDS OF 

W. P. BALTIMORE October 28th 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE N. E. CORNER OF FRANKLIN & CATHE- 
DRAL STS., AND THE N. W. CORNER OF FRANKLIN AND CHARLES 
STREET. 

The Commissioners Met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand & 
William Jones 

Established the N. E. Corner of Franklin Street, which 

point is to be found by measuring from below the ashler of the 
reservoir (which stands one foot in Franklin Street) North 
across Franklin Street Seventy One feet in the line of said Street 
(as formerly Established by Jno. E. Howard at Madison St) 
then East in a line of the North side of Franklin Street across 
Cathedral Street 66 feet 

The North West Corner of Franklin and Cluirles Streets is 
Established as follows, by measuring from the N. Corner of 
George P. Stevensons Brick House on the East side of Charles 
Street N. 29 W. 146V 2 feet. 

W. P. 29th Oct 1816 

ESTABLISHMENT OF JOHN II EWALDTK LOT, ox THE HOOK TOWN 
ROAD. 

The Commissioners Met 
Present, 

Win Krebs 
Jno W. Berry 
M Hand & 
William Jones 

Established J. H Ewaldts Lot. From the S. W. Corner of 
John Xussers House S. 43 E. 94</, feet to the Northern Inter- 
section of the Balto. Keistcrs Town Turnpike Txoad and Biddle 
St. the Western Corner of said Ewaldts Lot from the Corner 
of his, measure S. 43' E. 2 feet 4 Inches with the wall of said 
House then at right angle S. 47 W 4 feet where a stone for the 



BALTIMORE CITY. 245 

Corner of said Lot is now planted, said Lot is 52 feet front and 
303 feet deep, Stones are planted all round Said Lot. 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE 7th November 1816 
The W. P. Commissioners Met at the office this day 
Present Messrs 

William Krehs 
John W. Berry 
William Jones 
Read the following Petition which was accepted 

Baltimore 18 September 1816 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts, 

Gentlemen 

We the owners of Property on Pearl Street, between Franklin 
& Saratoga Streets wish you to have the footways filled up as 
soon as it can possibly be done, as we consider the pavement 
allready done not safe, in the present situation of the said Pearl 
Street. 

Signed 

Joseph Cassell his 

John Zimmerman William (X) Parker 

James Chalmers mark 

Daniel McGilton James Hogg 

Foster Maynard Patrick Caughey 

Henry C. Peters Thomas Burk 

Jonas Yoner George Peters 

Owen Dorsey 

BALTIMORE 13th November 1816 
FERRY POINT ROAD 

The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
William Jones 



246 RECORDS OF 

Completed the Establishment of the Lines of The F. Point 
Road, and Set certain Boundary Stones which Establishment 
of the F Point Road is Laid down fully on an Extensive plat 
filed in this Office 

Received the following application, 

Baltimore November 14th 1816 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of the City 
of Baltimore. 

Gentlemen 

"We the subscribers, proprietors of Lots 011 the North side of 
Mulberry Street between Straberry alley arid Eutaw Street, Do 
most respectfully solicit you to complate the pavement of the 
footways on the North Side of Mulberry Street Between Stra- 
berry alley and Eutaw Street, with the least possible Delay. 

Signed 

L. S Lewlom Mr J R Nusser 

Anthony Lynch Neal Dougherty 

Received the following Application defered Some time since 

Baltimore 28th Nov 1816 
Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the -Subscribers request that You will be pleased to Estab- 
lish the boundary Lines of the several Lots of ground belonging 
to the Estate of the late Philip Schwartzaur Situate on the Road 
leading to Fort McHenry as soon as convenient 
respectfully &c 

- Scwartzaur 
Daniel Schwartzaur 
Thaddeus Jackson. 

BALTIMORE December 5th 1816 
The; Commissioners Met 
Present 

Wrn Krebs 
John W Berry 
Wm Jones 



BALTIMORE CITY. 247 

Received a petition for Grading and Paving Calvert Street 
from Pleasant to Bath St. (returned). 

Received the following petition the second time after having 
been changed and put in legal form 

Western Precincts Street Commissioners 

We the subscribers owners of property on Calvert Street from 
pleasant Street North to Bath Street are desirous of having the 
said section paved agreeably to your directions and also to Es- 
tablish the Grade of the same before the paving is commenced 
Nov. 17th 1816 
Signed 

John Dillehunt his 

EobtW Wheeler John (X) MeNulty 

John Kennedy mark 

Win Lorrnan Christopher Nicholson 

Amos A Williams 

January 6th 1817. 

GRADE OF CALVERT STREET, FROM PLEASANT TO BATH ST. 
The Commissioners met 

present 

John W. Berry 

Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Beginning at the northeast intersection of the gutters of Cal- 
vert and Pleasant Streets which is at level nineteen Inches lower 
than the under part of the Celler window arch of the house on 
the south east intersection of said Streets and running thence 
north Avith the east gutter of Calvert Street at a regular ascent 
to opposite the middle of Mulberry Street and then still North 
as aforesaid Avith a regular descent to the intersection of the 
South east gutters of Calvert and Batli Streets which point is 
at level four feet four inches loAver than the top of the door rill 
of John Kennedys house 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMAVALT Clk 



248 EECOEDS OF 

BALTIMORE January 22nd 1817 
Received the following Application, 
To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

You are requested to have Located and Condemned as a public 
highway that part of Franklin Street between Union and Pearl 
Streets Commencing on the North Line thereof and giving the 
same the width of of Forty five feet. 

For the persons interested 

WM HOLLINS 
Baltimore 22nd January 1817 

Janu 27. 1817 
The Commissioners met 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
M Hand 
Wm Jones 

Condemned Franklin Street between Union and Pearl Street 
as per plat 

(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

BALTIMORE 20th February 1817 

The Western Precincts Commissioners Met at the office 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand and 
William Jones 

Received the following Communication from the Commission- 
ers of the W. Precincts Market, 

At a Meeting of the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 
Market held on the istli d;iv of Februarv 1817. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 249 

Present, 

George Warner, 
David Williamson, 
Louis Pascault, 
Adam Welsh 
Owen Dorsey 

The Commissioners in pursuance of the Act of Assembly in 
that case made and provided proceeded to Elect five persons to 
serve as Commissioners to Grade, Level, and Pave the streets 
Lanes and Alleys in the Western Precincts west of Jones' Falls 
and on Counting the Ballots it appeared that William Krebs 
John W Berry William Jones Moses Hand and James Beatty 
were duly Elected. 

A WELSH 

William Krebs, John W Berry Moses Hand William Jones 
were duly Qualified agreeably to Law as follows : 

We William Krebs John W. Berry Moses Hand and William 
Jones, Do Solemnly Swear that we will honestly and impartially 
without favour or affection discharge the duties of Commissioners 
for Grading Levelling and Paving the Several Streets Squares 
Lanes and Alleys and for Establishing the Courses and fixing 
the Boundaries thereof in the Precincts of Baltimore West of 
Jones' Falls, Agreeably to the Act appointing Commissioners 
for the said Western Precincts and the several Supplements 
thereto, to the best of our respective Skill and judgement So help 
us God 

signed 

WM KREBS 
JOHN W. BERRY 
MOSES HAND 
WILLIAM JONES 
BALTIMORE COUNTY To Wit, 

February 20th 1S17. 
Sworn to before 

WM. ASHMAN 

I Do Solemnly swear that I will 

honestly and Impartially with favour or affection discharge the 



250 RECORDS OF 

duty of a Commissioner for Grading Levelling and Paving the 
Several Street squares Lanes and Alleys and for Establishing 
the Courses and fixing the Boundries thereof in the Precincts 
of Baltimore West of Jones' Falls agreeably to the Act appoint- 
ing Commissioners for the Said Western Precincts and the Sev- 
eral Supplements thereto to the best of my Skill and Judgment, 
So help me God 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To Wit, 
Sworn to before 

Mr William Krebs was appointed President of this Board of 
Commissioners for unsueing Year. 

BALTIMORE 20th March 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Received the following Application 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

The Petition of the subscribers, owners of the Ground, Re- 
spectfully _ Sheweth 

That your petitioners are desirous of having Charles Street 
Extended and Graded as far as Chase Street ; and Chase Street 
Laid out at right angles with Charles Street, and Your peti- 
tioners will ever pray &c 

Signed 

Samuel Chase Richard Caton 

John E. Howard, with the re- R. G. Harper by his atty 
serve that the street be not Rd Caton 

opened until the monument 
is so far advanced as to ad- 
mit of it.- 

Received the following Application 



BALTIMORE CITY. 251 

The Precincts Commissioners of the City of Baltimore. 

Gentlemen 

You are requested by the Water Company to Grade that 
part of Calvert Street which lies between John (formerly Park) 
and Center Streets as soon as your convenience will admit. 
With respect I am Gentlemen 
Yours &c 

ROBERT MILLS 

P. WC 
Wednesday Morning 

March 19th 1817. 

BALTIMORE March 27th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present, Messrs 

Win Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 
Received the following Application 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers owners of Property on Sellmans alley 
running from George to Bicldle Street request the Commission- 
ers will Condemn and Grade said Alley as soon as convenient, 
respectfully 

Yours fec &c 
Signed 

Moses Hand 11. Pence 

Andrew Hacke A. Fleishall 

David Delacour John Reese 

Jonzee Sellman .Jacob B Wentz 

Ann Edwards 
Jany 8th, 1817 

Received the following Application 

We the undersigned property holders between North and 
Charles Street, beg leave to represent to the Western Precincts 
Commissioners that it is our unanimous wish that the said 



252 RECORDS OF 

Commissioners do have the footway on the south side of Mul- 
berry Street from the Baltimore College to North Charles Cut 
through and Paved given under our hands this 15th day of 
January 1817 

Signed 

Thomas Towson Mary Booker 

George Vaughan Charles L. Boehm 

Wm. Sinclair John Campbell White Presdt 

Stephen H Ford B. C. 

Isabella Marr 

Archibald Cook and James Younger were appointed Superin- 
tendants of Chimney Sweepers in the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' Falls each for his particular District as hereto- 
fore Laid off, for the ensueing year Commencing from the first 
day of April 1817 and Ordered that Archibald Cook and 
James Younger be requested to give Bond & Security and take 
Licence 

BALTIMORE April 1st 1817 

GRADE OF CALVERT STREET NORTH, FROM BATH TO JOHN ST. 
The W. P. Commissioners met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Graded Calvert Street from the south side of Bath Street 
to the south side of John Street, 

Commencing at the South East intersection of the Gutters 
of Bath and Calvert Streets which point is three feet four 
inches lower than the top of the door cill of John Kennedys 
House and ran thence north witli the east gutter of Calvert 
Street 

Level to the X. K. intersection of the gutters of Calvert and 
Bath Streets then, Ascent 57' (passing 9 inches below the top 
of the door cill of the Baltimore Water Companys mill) to the 
south east intersection of the Gutters of Calvert and (.-enter 
Streets, then Level to the X K-y intersection of the Gutters 



BALTIMORE CITY. 253 

of Calvert & Center Streets then Ascent 1 41' to the S. E. 
intersection of the Gutters of Calvert and John Streets. 
Condemned as a public highway 

BALTIMORE COUNTY To Wit. 

On the fourth day of April 1817 Personally appeared Joseph 
Sumwalt before me the subscriber One of the Justices of the 
Peace in for the County aforesaid and took the following Oath, 
viz, 

I Joseph Sumwalt do Solemnly Swear that I will act as Clerk 
to the Commissioners appointed for the Precincts of Baltimore 
West of Jones' Falls agreeably to an act of the General Assembly 
of Maryland passed at November Session 1810, and the several 
Supplements thereto and make out and Keep a fair Record of 
their proceedings had and done under and by virtue of the act 
of Assembly and the Several Supplements thereto, and in every 
other respect faithfully and honestly discharge the several duties 
of my appointment to the best of my Skill and judgement So 
help me God. 

JOSEPH SUMWALT 

WM. ASHMAN 

April 12th 1817 

GRADE OF SELLMANS ALLEY FROM GEOREGE TO RIDDLE STREET. 
The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John M Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established Graded and condemned as a public higway 
Twenty feet wide Sellmans Alley 

Ran from the west side of George St. as heretofore Graded 
]ST. 43 W. parallel to the Turnpike Road at a Regular Grade 
of an ascent of 1 51' to the east side of Biddle Street meet- 
ing a point six Inches higher than the Eastn. gutter of Biddle 
Street. 

J L WAMPLER Sy 

Jo SUM WALT Clk 



254 RECORDS OF 

BALTIMORE April 24th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners Met 
Present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno. W. Berry 
M. Hand 
Wm Jones 

Received and Read the following Letter of Resignation from 
Jas Beatty as a Commissioner of W. Precincts 

Baltimore 22nd April 1817 
Sir, 

I have rd. your Note of the 20th of February last announc- 
ing my appointment as a Commissioner of Western Precincts 
of Baltimore. I am sensible of the Honour intended and 
would with great pleasure have performed the duties of that 
station had I time to devote to them, but situated as I am it is 
out of my power you will therefore be pleased to notify the 
gentlemen of that Board that I can not accept the appoint- 
ment 

I am Respectfully 

Your obt Sevt. 

Signed JAS BKATY. 

Mlt JOS. SuMWALT. 

BALTIMORE April 28th 1817. 
Received the following Application viz 
Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers request that you will Establish the Divi- 
sion Lines between our Lots Situated on Union Lane between 
Lexington and Saratoga Streets as soon as may be convenient 

respectfully 

Sg- 

Andrew Dalck 
George Myers 



BALTIMORE CITY. 255 

BALTIMORE May 16th 1817 

ESTABLISHMENT DANIEL SCHWARTZAUR'S LOTS ON "UPTON 
COURT. 

The Commissioners met 
Present 

Wm Krehs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 

1st. Established the N" E Corner of the Tavern to he Ten 
Inches within the limits of the Street then ran at right angle 
to said street South 24 1 X "W 8 perches then North 65 1 /. W. 
ten perches parallel to the said Street then X 24 1 /. E 8 perches 
to the said Street and then hy a straight line to the beginning 

2nd. The south West Corner is Established Xorth 841/0 E 
79 feet two inches from the Tavern house and running thence 
N" 24 E 40 1 /4 ps to the northern end of the foot wall two feet 
west therefrom then north westwardly binding on the water of 
the North west branch of Patapsco river untill it intersects a 
line drawn from a point or end of a line drawn on the 
north side of the said main Street at the distance of twenty 
four perches from the beginning then with the line so drawn 
first as aforesaid S 241/2 W. to the said main Street and then 
with the said main Street S. Q5 l /-> E. 24 ps to the first men- 
tioned place of beginning 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

Received the follig communication 

Baltimore 16th May 1817 
Gentlemen 

We have to inform you that we have agreed upon the course 
of Charles Street among ourselves and therefore desire you 
will not proceed any further in that matter. 

Very respectfully 
Signed 

W. D. Canningham Richard Catrem 
Saml Chase Thos Chase 

R G Harper for Self's Jno E Howard 



256 RECORDS OF 



BALTIMORE May 17th 1817. 
The W. P. Commissioners met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 
Received and Read the following application viz 

April 24th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers owners of property on Calvert Street be- 
tween Bath and John Streets, do Request that the said section 
of Calvert Street be paved under your jurisdiction as soon as 
can be done 
Signed 

Robert Mill President of Owen Allen 

the Water Co. and the Thomas Myers 

Calvert St Building X. Price 

Compy his 

Solomon Etting. John (X) -McXulty 

Roby Harper mark 

May 17th 1817 

ESTABLISHMENT OK THE DIVISION LOTS ANDREW DALCK AND 
GEORGE MYERS ON UNION LANE. 

The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present Messrs. 

William Krebs 
John W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

The Xortli West intersection of Lexington and Pearl Streets 
is Established S I 1 -. E >('> feet from the S. E. corner of Geb- 



BALTIMORE CITY. 257 

neys two story Brick house then N". I 1 /; W 197 feet to the 
distance of six inches south of George Myers' house. 

The end of the division line between the parties aforesaid 
Stops six inches Short of the yard wall of Andrew Dalcks and 
eighteen feet seven inches south from the said Andrew Daleks 
slaughter House 

J L W AMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE May 19th 1817. 

ESTABLISHMENT OK THE SOUTH WEST CORNERS OK BACK AND 
CROSS STREETS. 
The Commissioners Met. 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 

Established the South west Corner of Back and Cross Street, 
which is S 81% W 52Vi> feet from a Brick house standing on 
the South east corner of the said Streets. Then Also Es- 
tablished the North west corner of said Streets which point is 
to be found by measuring diagonally across said Street, 72% 
feet to the corner of the aforesaid Brick house on the S. E. 
corner of said Streets and also by measuring Eastwardly 58"Vi 
feet to the S. W. Corner of a Brick house Standing nearly on 
the east side of Back Street and within the Limits of Cross 
Street - and the said Cross Street between the Ferry Point 
Road and Back Street is hereby condemned as a public high- 
way. 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

Received the following Application viz, 

Baltimore May 22nd 1817. 
Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers Request that you will Condemn as a 
Public Iliji'liwav and Establish the lines of Back Street to 



258 RECORDS OF 

Cross Street and Cross Street from the Ferry Point Road to 
Back Street and the North west and South west corners of said 
Back and Cross Street 

Signed 

Henry G. Freburger his 

John McFerran Abraham (X) Urby 
Joseph Owens mark 

Thomas Dempster John Fitzgerald 

his John S Adams 

Austim (X) Fitzgerald Danl Schwartzaur 

mark John Hilbert 

Peter Armstrong J^evy Riggin 
Elijah Jones 

BALTIMORE May 30th 18 IT- 
GRADE OF HOLLIDAY STREET FROM FlSH TO CENTER ST. 

The Commissioners Met 
Present 

Wm Krebs 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 

From the North gutter of Fish Street North with the East 
gutter of Holliday Street at a Descent of 28 1 // to the Center 
of the Culvert heretofore made across Said Street then at an 
ascent of 28 1 // to the distance of 120 feet beyond the south 
Gable end of John Hildts House then at a descent of 28 1 // to 
the South gutter of Bath Street meeting a point 1 foot 9 inches 
lower than the top of the lower Cill of Moores Bridge and then 
at an ascent of 28 1 // to the South gutter of Center Street 
The Said Section of Said Street is hereby Condemned as a 
Public Highway 

J L WAMTLKR Sy 

Jo SUM WALT Clk 

Received the following Application (viz) 

The Western Precincts Commissioners are Requested to Es- 
tablish the Boundary Lines of My Lot Situated mi Franklin 
Street between Saint Pauls Lane and franklin Street 

JAMES P \WLKY 

Baltimore June 24th 1817. 



BALTIMORE CITY. 25!) 

BALTIMORE 27th June 1817. 
Received the following Application viz 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of the City 
of Baltimore. 

The Subscribers Request the Establishment of the lines of a 
Lot of ground Situate on Pratt Street & Lombard Street. Con- 
veyed by John E Howard to Adam Garhard on the 28th of 
April 1787 and by him Conveyed to John Hoss the 28th April 
i 7QO 

J- 1 is \J 

OWEN DORSEY Trustee for the 
sale of the Estate of Jno. 
Hoss 

BALTIMORE July 3rd 1817. 
Received the following Application viz 

Baltimore 28th June 1817. 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers composing a legal Majority thereon, Re- 
quest that you will condemn Grade and Pave that part of 
Hamilton Street from Charles Street to Cathedral Street as 
soon as Convenient. 
Signed 

Crosdale & Gibson liobert Carey Long 

R. Virgin Cothour Geo Hoffman. 

BALTIMORE July 3rd 1817. 

Received the following Application 

Baltimore June 28th 1817 
Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers composing two-thirds of the property 
owners on Richmond Street from Cathedral Street to Bolton 
Street Request that you will condemn as a public Highway and 
Grade said Richmond Street within the aforesaid Limits. 



260 KECORDS OF 

Signed 

John E. Howard John Hatterson 

Win Lovell Abraham Boothe 

Abraham & Jno White Henry Collmary 

John Shortt William Staylor 

R. G. Harper for self Anthony Hitselberger 

& Richard Caton John Clark 

July 7th 1817 
Hoss' Lot See Return from the Surveyor thereof - below 

BALTIMORE July 7th 1817 

The Commissioners met Hoss Lot on Pratt St. 

Prest. 

Wm Krebs 
M. Hand 
Wm Jones 
After making sundry admeasurements adjourned 

BALTIMORE July 7th 1817 

ESTABLISHMENT LINES OF LOT ESTE. JOHN IT;;ss DECD. ox 
XORTH SIDE PRATT STREET. 
The W. P. Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs 

Win Krebs 
William Jones 
M. Hand 

Established the Lot of Ground on Pratt St held by the late 
Jno Hoss Deceased Commencing for the same as per his title 
paper at the end of the seventh line of a Tract of Land Call'd 
Lunns Lott as run by two Degrees allowance for variation from 
the Boundary Stoiie standing at the end of the fifth Line of said 
Land and running thence Reverse with said Line two hundred 
and fifty eight feet to Lumbard Street then Avitli said Street east 
parallel to Pratt Street one Hundred and Sixty nine feet meet- 
ing a point of seventy eight feet west from Green Street then 
south parallel with Green Street to Pratt Street then west with 
Pratt Street to the eight line of Lunns Lot and then by a 
straight Line to the Beginning 

J L WAMPLER Sv 

Jo Sl'MWALT Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 261 

BALTIMORE July 12th 1817 
The W. P. Commissioners mot and Established 
JAMES PAW LEYS LOT ON FRANKLIN STREET. 
present 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established the N E Corner of Franklin Street and Saint 
Pauls Lanes which point is found by measuring from the west 
side of James Pawleys on Franklin Street west 46 feet meeting 
a point of a line drawn Xorth 71 feet 8 Inches from a Brick 
Building on the south east intersection of Franklin Street and 
Saint Pauls Lane 

Then Established the above mentioned James Pawleys Lot 
as per application which commences East from the corner or 
intersection as above stated of Franklin Street and Saint Pauls 
Lane at the distance of 45 feet then running East 26~ l /li feet on 
franklin Strt 

Then established the North end of said Pawleys Lot to be 
east 45 feet from the corner of Sater Stevenson house at the in- 
tersection of Hamilton Street and Saint Pauls Lane then east 
on Hamilton Street 26 1 /-. feet 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

BALTIMORE July 12th 1817 
The Commissioners met. 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 
Received and Bead the following Application 

Baltimore June 25th IS 17 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

The undersigned being two thirds of the property owners be- 
tween Pearl and Cove Street on Market Street extended re- 
quest the same to be graded and that part between the crown 
of the Bridge and Fergusson Street Paved Also the footway 



262 RECORDS OF 

on the South Side of said Street from Pearl to Cove Street 
paved 

Signed 

Paul Ruckle Win. McCartee 

J. & J. Sullivan John Stinchcomb 

Solomon Etting provided Alexr Robinson 

the lowest part be the Jas Norris Jr 

crown of the Bridge to Jos A Sturchka 

convey all the water into H P Low 

the river Leonard Pouder 

Henry Payson Iskael Hussey 

John W Berry Geo. Hoffman 

Christopher Raborg Lewis Rippert 

Jacob Newman Jr Robt Sinclair 

Hugh Hamilton Elder & Taylor 

Jacob Israel Win Morris Jr 

Peter Wyant Jr R. A Shipley 

BALTIMORE July 17th 1817 

GRADE OF HAMILTON STREET FROM CHARLES TO CENTER ST. 
The Commissioners Met 
Present Messrs 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 

Ran from the East side of Charles Street then west Descent 

2 1 / 4 13 feet to the east gutter of Charles Street then ascent 57' 

40 feet to the west gutter of Charles Street and then ascent 

I 1 /-* to Cathedral Street meeting a point 9 Inches higher than 

the east gutter of Cathedral Street 

BALTIMORE July 18th 1817. 

HOWARD STREET GRADE FROM MOORES ORCHARD TO RICHMOND 
STREET. 

The Commissioners met 
Present 

Wm Krebs 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 
Jno W Berry 



BALTIMORE CITY. 263 

From the end of George W. Moores Orchard or pavement at 
an ascent of 1 9' to the distance of 21 feet South of Mr. Armi- 
tages Lot on the East side of Howard Street then with a descent 
of 30' meeting a point 9 inches above the top of a stone Stand- 
ing at the South east intersection of Howard and Richmond 
Streets 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE July 18th 1817. 

GRADE RICHMOND STREET FROM CATHEDRAL TO BOLTON STREET. 
The Commissioners met 
present 

William Krebs 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 
John W Berry 

The following agreement was handed the Commissioners be- 
ing the Grade agreed on by the parties conserned for Richmond 
Street having examined the same and finding it to corresponde 
with their opinion of a grade for the said Street it was accord- 
ing ordered to be Recorded. 

We whose names are hereunto Subscribed, being owners of 
property on Richmond Street in the western Precincts of Balti- 
more, do agree that the said Street shall be graded as follows, 
to wit. - Beginning twenty one inches below the door cill of 
Arthur 0' jSTeills house on the north eastern corner of Bolton 
and Richmond Street and running thence south easterly with 
the northern gutter of Richmond Street with a descent of two 
degrees and twenty four minutes, one hundred and sixty two 
feet to the curb stone of an alley easterly of Owen Dorseys 
house, (which grade passes fifteen Inches lower than the top of 
the door cill of said Dorseys house) then with a descent of one 
degree and twenty four minutes one hundred and eighty six feet 
to the easterly side of the intended water way to be pur- 
chased of John Stark then with an ascent of one and an half 
degrees one hundred and ninety six feet, and thence with a de- 



264 RECOKDS OF 

scent of one degree and three minutes three hundred and Sixty 

two feet to Cathedral Street 

In witness wherefore we have hereunto Set our hands and 

Seals this eight day of November in the year Eighteen hundred 

and fifteen 
Witness 

Signed pr agreement filed 

JOHN E HOWARD (Seal) 

GEORGE GRUNDY (Seal) 

WM GIBSON (Seal) 

WM LOVELL (Seal) 

JNO McNuLTY (Seal) 

JOHN CLARK (Seal) 

WILLIAM STAY LOR (Seal) 

JNO L AMPLE Y (Seal) 

A WHITE & SON (Seal) 

ROBT G HARPER (Seal) 

BALTIMORE July 29th 1817 

GRADE MARKET STREET EXTENDED FROM GREEN TO COVE STREET. 
The Commissioners Present 
Win Krebs 
M Hand 
Jno W Berry 
Win Jones 

From the Center of the Stone Bridge at John Mathews mo- 
rocco factory Kan west with said Market Street at an ascent 
of 42' to Cove Street meeting a point two feet higher than Cove 
Street Grade 

From the Center of the aforesaid Bridge Kan east with said 
above mentioned Street at an ascent of 1 30' to the west gutter 
of Green Street 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 



BALTIMORE CITY. 265 

BALTIMORE August 7th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners met. 
Present, William Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Received and Head the following Letter from Mr. Jessop 
President of Baltimore and Reisters Town Turnpike Road Com- 
pany 

To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

the Enclosed is the Resolve of the Board of Managers for the 
Baltimore and Frederick turn pike Road Company by which 
we will discover it is made my duty to attend to that part of 
Baltimore Street extended as you are about to pave I have no 
fears as to the correctness of your Grade as far as you are about 
to Repave but shall you stop your work at any point between 
the Bridge and Cove Street and thereby cause an impediment or 
obstruction in the free course of the water running down to the 
culvert it may become necessary to remove that obstruction 
which I hope you will consider must be done without any ex- 
pence whatever to the said company. 

Your Obt Sevt 

WM. JESSOP 

V Prestd pr Balto. & F. 

Baltimore 7th August IS 17 T. T R Cy. 

BALTIMORE January 1817 

Resolved that leave be given to Alexr. Robinson and others to 
Run that part of the Baltimore <fc Fredk Turn pike Road Avest 
of Market Street Culvert So that the Road be put and left in 
Complete order under the Direction of the Presdt 

BALTIMORE August 7th 1818 

Received the following Application 
Commissioners Present 
Wm- Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Wm Jones 



266 EECOEDS OF 

The Commissioners of the Western Precincts are Respectfully 
requested to Establish and fix the south West Corner of Biddle 
Street and Price and the north west corner of Biddle Street and 
Ross Street as soon as Convenient by their Obedient 

ROBERT WALSH 

Baltimore 7th August 1817. 

BALTIMORE August 23rd 1817 

SOUTH WEST CORNER OF BIDDL. AND PRICE STREET AND THE 
NORTH WEST CORNER OF BIDDL. & Ross STREET. 

The Commissioners met Present 
Messrs. 

William Krebs 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established the Southern Corner of Bidde and Ross Streets 
which point is found X 43 1 /-> E 6.4 ps from the North East 
side of Michaels Krafts House (brick) on the North West side 
of Biddle Street being the South West side of a Stone heretofore 
planted at the said Corner and Ran with the North West side 
of Biddle Street N 43 1 / 1 > E 32 lA perches to Paca Street where 
a stone is now planted the eastern Corner thereof is the true 
intersection 

J L W AMPLER Sy 

Jo SuMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE August 28th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present 

William Krebs 
John W Berry 
William Jones 

Received the following application 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of the City of 
Baltimore 

Gentlemen 

We the subscribers holding property in Lots of ground on 
Union Street and Pearl Streets, under deed or deeds from 



BALTIMORE CITY. 267 

Christian Baum and Daniel Laininot. & others do most respect- 
fully request you to fix and establish the boundaries of our Re- 
spective Lots on Said Streets 

We are Gentlemen 

Your Most obt Servants 
Signed 

Alexander Yearley Samuel Shaw 

William Jones Jno Roth rock 

Josep Hook 

Baltimore Augt 25. 1817 

Received the following application 

Baltimore August 28th 1817 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

finding myself in a difficult Situation and much to my In- 
jury in the present establishment of the South east Corner of 
Mulberry and Pearl Street my petition and prayer is to your 
honours to establish the said Corner according to John Smith, 
plat being the original and true plat of the real proprietor 
this true plat not being in possession of you honours nor the 
owners of the property having the least knowledge of it, has 
unfortunately removed the present corner considerably on my 
ground and much to my loss I therefore petition to your 
honours to remove the mistake and establish the same to its 
former situation 

I am Gentlemen your most obedient 

GEO. PETERS 

BALTIMORE August 28th 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present Messrs 

Wm Krebs 
Jno W Berry 
M. Hand 
Wm Jones 

The Board Received an application from property owners on 
the South side of Mulberry Street signed by the following per- 



268 RECORDS OF 

sons requesting that the footways thereof may cut down and 
paved as soon as possible per application filed 
Signed 

Jno L Hammond Adam L. Kyle 

Jno A Morton Jr F P. Donaldson 

A. Hale Sylvester Zoll 

Henry Osgood Nathl G Maxwell 

Received the following Application 

Baltimore September 7th 1817 
To The Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

The undersigned holding property on Xorth Howard Street 
extended wish to have the same paved in the following Spring 
from the North east corner of Moores Orchard, to the North 
West corner of Richmond Street, 
Signed 

Emmon Hussey John Walsh 

Isaac Knight James McKinnell 

Rtifus Eddy John Ready 

Daiil Kone Thomas Connolly 

Barney Donoho Jere Sullivan 

Thomas Sheridan A Worthington 

Joseph Jarvis John Hauptman 

Win Lovell Hugh Griffin 

John McKinnell Ben. Armitage 

Robert Harbison John Dougherty Jr 

James Timon Fredk Sumwalt 

Charles McClean W. W. Handy 

John G. Neale John Stevenson 

IT Winters James H Shaw 

Joseph Sumwalt was appointed and continued as clerk to 
the Commissioners of the Precincts of Baltimore West of Jones' 
Falls for the ensueing Year and is required to give Bond with 
security to amount of Five Thousand Dollars 

BALTIMORE 10th September 1S17 

The Western Precincts Commissioners met in compliance 
with an application from Property owners on Union St and 



BALTIMORE CITY. 26!) 

Pearl Street requesting the establishment of the lines of their 
Lots binding thereon 
Comrs Present 

William Krebs 
Jno. W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Established the square of Ground bounded by Union Saratoga 
Pearl and Lexington Streets withe the lines of the respective 
Lots thereon as appears per plat Signed by the parties Con- 
serned September 1817. 

Jo SUM WALT Clk 
(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

We the Subscribers proprietors and holders of ground, in the 
Square bounded by and lying between Greene, Saratoga, Pearl 
and Lexington Streets, Do agree to the Within Platt as the true 
and legal location and description of our respective lots 
As Witness our Hands this 20th day of September 1817 
Signed 

Alexander Yearley Jno E. Rigden 

Samuel Baum for William Jones 

Margaret Baum Joseph Hook 

John Rothrock Daniel Lammot by Alexr. 

Samuel Shaw Yearley his Agent 

BALTIMORE 25th Sept 1817 
The Western Precincts Commissioners met 
Present Messrs. 

Win Krebs 
John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
Win Jones 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts 

Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers Request that you will establish the North 
Line of Mulberry Street from Pearl Street to Union Street 



270 RECORDS OF 

agreeably to John Smiths Plats of said Street and also the 
Corners thereof 

Respectfully 

GEORGE PETERS 
LEONARD POUDER 
Baltimore 24th Sept 1817. 

BALTIMORE September 28th 1817 

Received the following Application 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of Baltimore. 

You are Requested to meet as soon as may be and locate the 
square of Ground in the Western Precincts of Baltimore bound- 
ing on the North by Baltimore Street on the South by German 
Street on the East by Eutaw Street and on the West by Paca 

Street ~ JOHN E. HOWARD 

September 25th 1817. 

BALTIMORE October 6th 1817 
The W P Commissioners met 
Present 

Jno W. Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Made sundry admeasurements of Mulberry and Pearl Streets 
and the Square of ground contained on John Smiths plat and 
the North'east and south east corner of Mulberry and Pearl 
Streets agreeably to an application signed by George Peters 
and Leonard Ponder after which the Commissioners adjourned 
for the purpose of examining plats papers &c &c relative to the 
above 

(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

BALTIMORE October 7th 1817 

ESTABLISHMENT COL. .JOHN K HOWARDS SQTAKE OF GROUND 
m.xniNfi ON MARKET PACA GERMAN & ETTAW STREETS. 
The Commissioners met 
Present 

Win Krebs 
.John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 



UAI/PIMOKE CITY. 271 

Established John Eagers Howards Square of Ground bounded 
on the North by Market Street on the west by Puca Street on 
the South by German Street and on the east by Eutaw Street 

The North East Corner thereof is S 87 '/- W. 82'/o feet from 
the ~N. W Corner of Gallaghers Brick House on Baltimore and 
Running thence with the south side of Baltimore Street S 
871/0 W 301 y. 2 feet to Paca Street. 

The said square Runs south on Eutaw Street and Paca Street 
172 feet to German Street 

The South East Corner of said square is S 87Vi> W 81 

feet 8 inches from a Brick shed which shed 2 1 /1> feet north of 
German 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUMWALT Clk 

BALTIMORE October 25th 1817 
The Commissioners Met. 
present Messrs. 

John W Berry 
Moses Hand 
William Jones 

Received and Read the following Application 

Baltimore October 22nd 1817. 

To the Commissioners of the Western Precincts of the City 
of Baltimore 
Gentlemen 

We the Subscribers and proprietors of Lots on New Lane be- 
tween Eutaw St and long Alley do most Respectfully solicit you 
to attend and Settle and Establish the lines thereof by 

altering the former Corner on Eutaw Street has altered the Call 
of the leases we wish your Honours to grant your petitioner 
their Request as soon as may be practicable 

Signed 

Tgnatus Boarman 
Peter Klunck 
Anthonv Lvnch 



272 RECORDS OF 

Also Same Day Received and Head the following applications 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

The Subscribers proprietors of Ground on Ross Street on 
both sides from Biddle Street to Smith Street, or a lane so 
Calld running throug William McMechens Ground, Request 
to have the Boundaries established provided the Subscribers 
hereto Constitute a legal majority to call on you for such meas- 
ures 

Signed 

Solomon Etting John Lord 

Michael Riddlemoser Michael Kraft 
Ignatus Boarman Wm McMechen 

John Walsh Saml P. Walker . 

Michael Marek James Martin 

Baltimore Oct 30th 1817 

Western Precincts Commissioners 

We the Subscribers Request to have the Line between George 
Poe and Michael Riddlemoser established from the Turnpike 
Road to Ross Street at the same time the Boundary lines of 
Ross Street are established 
Signed 

Edward Chaisty his 

Michael Riddlemoser James (X) Daffin 
Edward Ward mark 

Robert White N"eal Dougherty 

Z Durinigan [gnatus Boarman 

Received the following Application 

Oct 25th 1817 
To the Western Precincts Commissioners 

Gentlemen 

T Request that you will Establish the Boundary Lines of a 
Lot of Ground leased by Martin Kichelberger to Horatio Berry 
and l>y him to John W Berry, Situated on Market Street ex- 
tended AVest of Tnion Street as soon as may be convenient 

Respectfully 

JOHN W DERRY 

Baltimore 4th October IS 17 



BALTIMORE CITY. j>7-"> 

Received and Kead an application for (lie alteration of the 
pavement of Gravel ally and Saint pauls Lane in such a manner 
that gravel ally may carry off its own water throng and across 
Saint pauls Lane 

Mr. Jones was appointed to examine the said Streets and as- 
certain in what most efficient manner the said application may 
be complied with 

Upon examination it appeared that the application above 
alluded to could not be Complied with untill Gravel alley was 
condemn througth to another alley westwad of St Pauls Lane 
Consequently deferred. 

Jo Su.MWAr/r Clk 

BALTIMORE Xov. 9th 1817 

LINES OF Ross STREET FROM BIDDLE TO SMITH STREET A.\I> TIIK 
DIVISION LINE MICHAEL RIDDLEMOSER AND GEORGE POM, Ox 
REISTERS ROAD AND Ross ST. 

The Commissioners Met 

Present 

William Krebs 
Moses Hand 
John W Berry 
William Jones 

Established the Eastern Intersection of Ross and Hiddle 
Streets X. 43' - E. 39 : ^ feet from Michael Kraft* Brick house 
on Diddle Street thence Xorth 43 W" ^. 25' - ps to Michael 
Riddlcmosers Lot 

The beginning of Michael Riddlemosers Lot on the turnpike 
Road as per his title paper begins S 43U W. -'5 feet 2 Inches 
from Jacob Hemmils I>rick house meeting a ])oint of 4 inches 
eastward from the Western Corner of said House 
Adjourned to the 25th lust 

"Nov. 25th IS 17 

Commissioners Met 

Present as above 

Established the X. K side of Ross Street near to Smith Street 
which is S. W. -1- tenths of a perch from Kennedy Longs Gar- 
deners House (a frame building) at a Locust tree. 



274 RECORDS OF 

Ross Street is Sixty Six feet wide and is hereby Condemned 
as a public Highway 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

BALTIMORE November llth 1817 

The "Western Precincts Streets Commissioners met agreeably 
to public notice for the purpose of Establishing the Lots on the 
South side of new Lane between Eutaw Street and Long Alley 
Iu consequence of the houses on said lane, their Locations differ 
from the Title papers 

Therefore we the Subscribers owners of Lots as aforesaid do 
request that the Establishment be made according to the plat an- 
next which is agreeably to the buildings, as now Elected and do 
request that this Instrument of Writing be recorded in the said 
precincts office to perpetuate our boundaries 
Signed 

Ignatius Boarman Josiah Keihm 

Peter Klunk Conrad Eberhart 

Anthony Lynch Benedick Funck 

J L WAMPLER Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 
(Ed. For plat See Original Book.) 

BALTIMORE Novr. 12th 1817 

ESTABLISHMENT LINKS OK JNO W. BERRY'S LOT ON MARKET 
STREET EXTENDED. 

The \V. P. Commissioners Met 

Present 

Wm. Krebs 
M. Hand 
Wm. Jones 

Established the Division Line between Martin Eichelberger as 

per Deed from Dan'l Deady dated December 7th 17!<."> and Dan- 
iel Deady as per deed from Martin Kichelberger dated Dec 9th 



BAI.TIMOttK CITY. 27; 

On Baltimore Stroct extended west of Green Street which by 
sundry admeasurements is found to be at the western end of 
John W Berry's brick house on Baltimore Street being the 
North West Corner thereof and Running thence at right, angle 
to Baltimore Street to German Street From the aforesaid Cor- 
ner of J. W. Berrys brick house ran west Avith the south side of 
Baltimore Street in front of TToratios and John W Berry Lot, 
(formerly Andrew Grub's Lot first Lesser) sixty feet then at 
right angle to Baltimore Street soutb to the Xorth side of Ger- 
man Street meeting a point at the end of the second (two Lines 
drawn as follows videlicit : 

From the Center of a Boundary Stone Standing on German 
Street at the end of the fifth Line of a Tract of Land Calld 
Lunns Lot from said Stone north at Right angle to Baltimore 
Street to the north side of German Street, then with the Xorth 
side of German Street West One Hundred and twenty Six 
feet 

Signed 

J L WA.M I-LEK Sy 
Jo SUM WALT Clk 

Tin 1 foretjoiny Establishment /* the lust act of the Commis- 
sioners of the Precincts of Baltimore irest of Jones' Falls rela- 
tire to the establishment of Lines Grades dec. 

November 12th 1817 Jo SUMWALT Clk \V P C. 



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17.1 



IIS 



NAMK. PA(!K. 

Accounts examined .......... 2S 

referees to settle. ... oS 

Act appointing Eastern Pre- 
cinct Commissioners ........ vii 

Act appointing Western Pre- 
cinct Commissioners. . . .1 11-11(5 

Act transferring powers of 

Precinct, Commissioners... viii 
Adreon. Geo ................ lit 

Albright. John lot .......... 22(i 

Alcock, Wm. house ......... 221 

Alley between Fayette & Hal- . 
timore Sts. & east of 
Green St.. grade of. . 
east from and parallel 
with Charles St., peti- 
tion to establish and 
grade ............ 11 

establishment .......... 120 

" from .Mulberry St. to 
Chappel Alley, petition 
to pave and condemn, 1D1 
from Saratoga St. to 

Louisiana Ave., grade, l.ls 
running east & west be- 
tween Mulberry and 
Franklin Streets, and 
from Xorth St. to La- 
rews Alley, grade. ... K>2 

small ................. 4. ;>7 

twenty feet, petition to 
grade ............... 11 

Alrick, Ilamianious. .77. SO, SI. S4 
house. . . 4.1 

Appropriation from Legisla- 
ture ...................... 21;; 

Armstrong. .las. Jr., brick 

house ......... 2.'>7 

Tlios. lot... 1112. 

1D4, IDS, 20!) 
Asquith Addition .......... 17. 2.'! 

St... .7. 10. 1.1, 22. M!). 

41. .11). S7 

" a street east of. . 34 
" grade. . . .4:!. 14. 4-"). C.2 

altered .... .11) 

" paving.. >'.'>, .'>4, 4ti. 

,12. f>7, 04, ti.l. US 
" petition to grade, 
level, jiave. es- 
tablish and con- 
demn . . .".1 



NAMK. PU;K. 

Asquith St., plat of. clerk to 

procure 41 

" Simpson's lot on, .'>'.) 
" and York road in- 
tersection 42, 415 



K. 



Hack St. and Cross St., inter- 
section of, estab- 
lished 2.17 

petition for. and lines 
of. lot near. . . .22.1, 227 

Baker, Jas :U, 51) 

Ha I timore College 2.12 

i& Frederick Town 
Turnpike Iload. 

127, Ki.l, IDS 
Keisterstown Turn- 
pike Iload. . .127, 1C4 
(See also Keisters- 
town Turnpike 
Iload. ) 
Kutaw. German & 

Paca Sts. lots. .. 270 
St. (See Market 
St.) 

Water Co 25(J 

Water Co.'s Mill. . 2.12 

Bandell. Michael 20 

Bayly. Llisha T. lot. 1S7, 11)1, 200 

Geo W 280 

Beatty. James 24!), 254 

Herry, Horatio lot. establish- 
ment of lines 275 

Herry. Horatio, petition for 

lines of lot 272 

John W 150.171. 

170.182,211.24!) 
" brick house. 275 
" lot, lines es- 
tablished. . 274 
" lot, petition 

for lines. . . 272 
Biddlc St. & George St. inter- 
section 221 

" (& Price St. inter- 
section 2<i(i 

" & lloss St. inter- 
section 2(!(i 

Blue Ball Hills :!0. Ml. ',)! 

Hoehine. Chas 157 

Bond. Benjamin 71 



278 



INDEX. 



Bottle Alley 181 

Boulden, Jehu 1 

Bowers, Martin 31 

Bracken, John lot 230 

Bridge St 2. 10, 14, 1C, 17, 

GO, 100, 101, 105 

" establishment 97 

" grade 91, 93, 98, 104 

" " grading and paving 

petition 82 

" " paving 94, 9(5 

Brison, Nathan G. house ... 18 

Britton St 39, 50, 51, 87 

" " alterations 47 

" petition to grade, 
pave and eon- 

deiini 30 

" paving 40, 4(1, 04 

Brow of Gallows 30 

Brown, .Solomon 27, 31 

Bnckhanan, Mr 37 

Bull, Jarett lot 22(5, 227 

brick house.... 228 

Burke, Nicholas 32, 39, 71 

Burying Grounds 

M. E. Church 210 

Dunkert . . 188 



Calvert St. condemned 253 

grade 145, 

247. 252, 1 77 

" " notice 143 

" grading petition. 

142, 247, 251,250 
- ' & St. Paul St. in- 
tersection. ..235. 230 

( 'amden St. grade 222 

" grading and pav- 
ing petition .... 2ls 
Cathedral <fc Franklin Sis. in- 
tersection 242. 244 

Cemeteries-! See Burying 
Grounds. ) 



Centre St S, f 

Chairman elected 1, 30, .' 

Chamberlains Alley, grade. . . 1.' 
grading 
petition, 1.' 



width of. 

( 'hamberla in. I loops 182 

( 'ha p| ill I A I ley grade 203 

grading peti- 
tion. 201 

Charles St.. establishment of. 255 
and Franklin St. 
intersect ion . . . 242 



NAME. PAGE. 

Charles St., petition to grade 

and extend. . . . 250 
Charles St. (Fremont Ave.) . 214 
Chase St., petition to lay out, 250 

Chatsworth 164 

St., grade and con- 
demned 109 

Cheny's Alley 190 

Cherry Alley, grade and con- 
demned 1(59 

" paving petition, 234 
Chimney Sweep Districts. . . . 213 

rules 190 

" " superintend- 

ents. . .30, 
37, 41, 42, 70, 78, 189, 212, 

213, 217, 252 
Cider Alley and Paca St. in- 

tersection 215 

City Commissioners. 4, 7. 10, 40, 50 

" limits 3,4,31,40,89,193 

lines from Roman Cath- 
olic Church to City 
Spring, petition for. 155 

establishment 150 

" lines from City Spring 

to Jones Town 175 

" Spring 157, 175 

Clerk, accounts examined.... 28 
appointed. . .39, 71, 117, 217 

bond 32, 119, 183, 229 

qualifies 1,29,32, 

118,185,229,253 

resigns 32 

Clover, Wm 138 

Coales Harbour 24 

Cole, Mrs 40 

Collector 32. 39, 71, 105, 213 

( 'onimissioners 

(See City Commissioners, 
Eastern Precinct Commis- 
sioners. Western Precinct 
( 'ominissioners. Special 
< 'ominissioners. i 
('ommissioners of Review on 
Cove SI. Establishment... 

100, 1(57, K58 

Conn, I )aif 1 1, 85, 87 

St. establishment 83 

" grade 87 

" opened and con- 
demned 59, 03 

Cook. Archibald IS!). 213, 272 

Conrtland St. paving pel ition, 205 

" width 170 

Cove St. or Newinglon Itoad 
establishment . . . 153, 

154, 159, 102. 103. 104 



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27!) 



NAME. PAGE. 

Cove St. establishment, pro- 

test against ...... 1(5(5 

" " establishment, Com- 
missioners of Ke- 
view ..... 1(5(5, 1(57, 1(!S 

" grade ............. 1(54 

" " grade notice ....... 153 

petition ..... lf2 

Cove, Franklin, Pearl & Mul- 
berry Sts., petition to grade 
and tix courses of streets 
inclosed by the above ...... 151 

Cove St., width ......... 1(52, Kif> 

" " or Newington 

Koad ........... 153 

Cross & Back Sts. intersec- 

tion ............. 257,2.18 

" St. condemned ........ 257 

Croxall, John ............... 213 



Dalck, Andrew lot .......... 2."j(5 

slaughter 

house ..... 257 

Davids Fancy, lines of lot in, 225 
lot. lines of .......... 227 

Davis, John ..... 117. 150. 17!), 1X2 

Deady, Daif 1 lot ........... 274 

Denmead, Adam ........ 1. 32, 72 

Dew, Jas. C ............. 1 . 2!). .te 

i >ickerson. Gedian ........... 4O 

Dobler. John M. brick house. !.) 
Donaldson, J. J. lot ........ 209 

Dorsey. Owen ............ 117, 118 

Dimkert Burial Ground.. . 188 



E. 



Eastern Precinct Commis- 
sioners 1. 2!). .">0. 31. 

32. 71. !2. !)3 

Act Appointing vii 

Office 1,32 

No Provision for Elec- 
tion 100. 107 

Powers Transferred viii 

East St 10 

Eden St 11. 70 

" grade 72 

Eichelberger. Martin lot . . .. 

272. 274 

Elbow Lane 17s. 180 

Elverson, Mr. brick house. 45 
Establishments 

Alley east from and paral- 
lel with Charles St 120 

Back >fc Cross Sts. intersec- 
tion . . . 257 



NA.MK. 1'ACIK. 

Establishments 

Berry. J. \V.. lines of lot.. 274 
Bridge St.. from near For- 
rest St. to Britton St !)7 

Calvert & St. Paul Sts. in- 
tersection 23(5 

Charles St . 255 

Cider Alley & Entaw Sts. 

intersection 1(10 

Cider Alley & Paca St. in- 
tersection 215 

City lines from K. C. 

Church to City Spring... 15<i 
City lines from City Spring 

to Jones Town 175 

Conn St 83 

Cove St Ki4 

" protest. ...1(5(5, 1(57. K58 
Eutaw St. fc Cider Alley in- 
tersection ICO 

" & Franklin Sts. 

intersection 228 

" & Lombard Sts. 

intersection 15!) 

" " & New Lane in- 
tersection ISO 

" fc Saratoga Sts. 

intersection 18(5 

Ferry Point Road 243. 245 

Franklin & Eutaw St. in- 
tersection 228 

George St 21<i 

George St. & Keisterstown 
Turnpike Koad intersec- 
tion 221 

Georgetown Koad or Wash- 
ington St TO! 

Green St.. Union St. and 
Keisterstown Turnpike 

Koad junction 153 

Jefferson St 177 

Lexington St 223 

Lexington. Union. Pearl & 

Saratoga St. lots 2C!t 

Liberty St 23 

Lombard & Eutaw Sts. in- 
tersection 15!) 

Long Alley & New Lane in- 
tersection ls7 

Lovegrove Alley 120 

Lunns Lot Lane 210 

McKlderry St 22 

Market St. lot 274 

Mulberry (S: Union St. cor- 
ner. .' 151 

New Lane & Eutaw St 1st! 

& Long Alley. . . 1*7 

Paca St. <S: Cider Alley 215 

Ptjuch Alley & Tear' St. . . 232 



280 



INDEX. 



NAME. PAGE. 

Establishments- 

Pearl St 127,138 

" Lexington, Union 
& Saratoga St. 

lots 200 

" & Peach Alley in- 
tersection 232 

Keisterstown Turnpike Koad 

& George St. intersection . 221 
Keisterstown Turnpike Koad, 
I'nion & Green St. junc- 
tion 153 

Kiddlemoser's lot 273 

Koss St. lines 273 

" " & Biddle St. inter- 
section 200 

St. Paul & Calvert St. in- 
tersection 23(i 

Saratoga & Eutaw Sts. in- 
tersection ISO 

Sellman, Jon/ee lot 215 

I'nion St 17 

" , Green St. & Iteis- 
terstown Turn- 
pike Koad junc- 
tion 221 

" & Mulberry St. in- 
tersection 151 

I'pton Court, Lots on 2.1.") 

Warner, Geo. lot 22(i 

Washington St. or George- 
town Koad 101 

Whiskey Alley 1'JO 

Eutaw St. grade 122,141,14;! 

& Cider Alley inter- 
section 15s. K;u 

ifc Franklin St. inter- 
section and lot on . . 

220. 22S 
German, 1'aca tfc P>al- 

timore Sts 270 

& Lombard Sts. inter- 
sect ion 158, 15!) 

& Xew Lane intersec- 
tion ISO 

t& Saratoga St. inter- 
sect ion ISO 

Street, lots on 230 

E \vald. John II. lot 243 

F. 

Fayetle St. grade 11!). 17.1 

grading petition. 

12.1, 120. 131. 21S 



NAME. PAGE. 

Ferry Point Koad establish- 
ment. .237, 23S, 230, 241, 243, 245 
Fifteen feet, or Strawberry Al- 
ley 133 

Finley, E 182 

Fitzgerald, John lot. . . .102, 

104, 108, 200 

" house 227 

Flagstones 17 

Fleishall. Anthony brick 

house 215 

Foltz, Win. lot 170 

Forest Lane paving petition. 240 

Forney, David 1 20 

Fort, Joshua 1 

Fowble, Peter house 243 

Franklin Hank note 33 

Franklin St. Agreement 220 

& Cathedral St. in- 
tersection 242,244 

& Charles St. inter- 
section 242,244 

St. condemned 

.100, 173, 24S 
<& Eutaw St. inter- 
section 228 

" footway paving 

petition 234 

" grade. . .145, 100, 173 
" " notices. .. 

122,142, 145, 153 
" petitions, 

144. 220. 225 
" located and con- 
demned 24S 

" lots on.104, 105. 

200. 22(5, 228, 25s, 201 
Pearl. Mulberry & 
( 'ove Sts.. petition 
to grade all Sts. 
and lix corners of 
Sts. enclosed by. . 151 

Frazer. John 157 

French St s. 37, 50, 5 1 . 87 

" alterations 47 

" " condemned 

" establishment. .0, 23. 24 

" " grade 7. S 

" paving 13, 07 

" petition 1,2 

Friendship St 7, 01 , s7 

" establishments. (17 

" grade 03. 00 

paving S4, KM) 

FuH'ord, Wm.-- brick bouse. . 200 
Fulton. Wm.- brick house. . 



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281 



(!:illo\vs, Brow of .'!(>, :51 

Hill 85 

Gebney's brick house 2f>7 

General Wayne Inn 210 

George St. & Biddle St. inter- 
section 2iJl 

" establishment. . . . 210 
petition 
for. . 210 

" grade 2OS. 2:>S. 2:5'.) 

" " " petition 204 

protest. . .2.'5S. 2.'!!t 

" lot 21.-) 

" " fc Reisierstown 
Road intersec- 
tion 221 

Georgetown Koad or Washing- 
ton St.. . . 

KiH. IS! 

" grade 1.'57 

" " notice. . I.'IO 
petition 

for.. I.'JO 

" width of. ... K>7 
German Reformed Church. . . 

77. SO, SI, S4. JIO 
St. grading petition. 204 
1'aca. Baltimore and 

Futaw St. lots. . . . 270 
Grades 

Alley between Fayette and 
Baltimore Sts. and 
east of Green St. . . 17."> 
from Saratoga to Lou- 
isiana Ave l.~)S 

" running east & west 
between Mulberry & 
Franklin Sts. and 
from North St. to 

Larews Alley 1(12 

Asqn it'll St 4.'J. 44. 4."). .V.. (12 

" grade altered. . .">'.) 

Bridge St !>1, !).'!. J)S, 104 

( 'a 1 vert St 14"), 177. 247, 252 

Camden St 222 

Chamberlains Alley 13.'! 

Chappill Alley 20-'i 

Clmtsworth St 1(1!) 

Cherry Alley Ki'.l 

Conn St 87 

Eden St 72 

Eutaw St 122. 141. II.", 

Fayettt; St 14U. 175 

Franklin St 14.1. 1C,!). 17:! 

French St 7,8 

Friendship St <io. (i(i. 87 

George St (208. 2.'58. 2J-JJ).) 

Georgetown Road.. . l.'J7 



NAME. 1'AGK. 

(Jrades 

(Jreen St 10, 11. 12 

(Greene St 171 

Hamilton St 22(t, 2(i2 

Iliirfoni St <;. J), 1<; 

Ilolliday St 2.">8 

Holliind St (12, SO 

Howard St 121, 2<i2 

Hulls Alley (>(> 

Larews Alley 17s 

Lexington St. . . . 148 

Liberty St 20, 20 

Lnnns Lot Lane 20r5 

McElderry St 7 

Market St 204. 2(1.", 

Mill St: S4, 88. 81) 

Nine feet Alley 20 

Old Joppa Road s!) 

I'acii St ICO, 171. 174 

Peach Alley 17:5 

1'earce St 17:5 

1'earl St (127, l.'W) 

I'earl St. (I)avis St.) 17J) 

reieirce St 17o 

I'ine St 147 

Pleasant St 124 

Richmond St 2(i:! 

St. Pauls Lane 172,187,1!):; 

Saratoga St 14s 

Schroeder St 1 7'.> 

Spring St 14!) 

Twelve Feet Alley 20.'! 

Twenty Feet A 1 ley .... 1 7.">, 2.'57 

I'nion Lane i:>0 

Union St IS 

Whiskey Alley 24:5 

Grant. Peter ol 

Gravel Alley, petition to change 

grade of 27-'! 

Green. Saml lot 20 

Green St 4. s. IJ7. 74 

" grade 10. 11. 12 

petition .'! 

" paving 10. 1!). 20. 40 

Greene St. extended Isl 

grade and con- 
demned 171 

Lexington, Pearl 
and Saratoga St. 

lots 200 

I'nion St. .X; Reis- 
terstown Road, 
petition to estab- 
lish jnnct ion .... 1 ."i:; 
I'nion St. ..V Reis- 
terstown Road 
junction estali- 

tiiblisbment I."i4 

(Jross ^ White ss 

Grub. Andrew lot.. . 27.". 



282 



INDEX. 



H. NAME. PAGE. 

Jefferson St. grading and pav- 

NAME. PAGE. ing petition .. 202 

Halls Addition 156 Johns, Hosea 157 

Hamilton St. grade 22(5, 2(52 Jones St 8 

" petition to grade " Win 179, 211 

and pave. 224. 259 Joppa Koad. (See Old Joppa 

Hand. Moses 160, 170, Koad. ) 

179, 182, 249 Joyce, Win 92 

Hansoms Improvement 157 

Hardesty, Henry 82 K. 

" " brick house. . 

17, 18 Kelso, John brick house. ... 88 

Harford Road, Old 31 Kenedy, John house 247, 252 

" paving 40 Kenny. Thos 14(5 

Harford St 1, 37, 87 Kipps Alley 7(5 

" condemned l(i Kirb Stone 20, 21, 44 

" grade (5, 9. 1(5 Kirk, T. house 39 

" " petition.... 2 Kitts. Karnet 31 

" paving 12 Kraft, Geo. brick house.... 273 

" width 1(5 " Michael house 2(56 

Harris, J. F 119 Krebs, Michael 138 

Heath, Mr 43 " Win 107, 150, 

Hemmil, Jacob brick house, 273 179,182,211,249 

High St 4 

' ; ' pavement 8 L. 

Hignatt, John 165 Lafferty, Win. lot 10 

Hildt. John house 258 Lammot. Danl 129 

Holland St 89 Larews Alley grade 178 

" grade 62, 68 Law empowering Eastern Pre- 

" paving (55 cinct Commissioners 

" " petition.... 58 Supplement to 85 

Holliday St. grade 258 " . petition for Supple- 

" paving petition. 233 ment 105 

Hollins St 45 Levy Court 106 

Hookstown Koad. iot on. .243. 244 Lexington St. grade 148 

" (See also " " notice.,129, 138 

Reisterstown Turnpike Road.) " " petition... 

Hoss' lot. . 259. 260 127, 134 

Howard. Col. .7. K. square of " lines estab- 

gronnd 270 lished. . 223 

" J. E. tavern ... .171. 195 " paving petition. 

St. grade 12.1, 262 200, 205 

" " petition 2(58 Pearl, Saratoga & 

Hulls Alley grade 66 (Jreeue St. lots es- 

" petition.... <!3 taldished 2C9 

Lane paving. . .100, 101, 102 Liberty Alley, grade and pav- 

" ]>et it ion . .. . 9(5 ing petition 77 

Ilussebaugh. John 31 Liberty St 7.28.37.72,78. 

7(5. S7. KM) 

J. " " establishment 23 

" tilled up 20. 28 

Jackson St. condemned 44 " " footways 57 

petition to con- " " grade L'O. 2<> 

demn 40 " " lots 28 

.lefferson St. condemned 45 " ]>aving IS. 2(i, 57 

petition to con- " " " petition 17 

demn.. 40 Lindenberger. Ceo. . . . 137. 161. 1X1 

" establishment.. 177 Little. Peter 117. 15<) 

" grade 208 Loan, Paving 18,15,16 



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NAMK. PAOK. 

Lombard St. established mid 

condemned. . . . 1X9 
" footway paving 

pot.il ion 241 

" grade 172,188 

" " petition . . . 

1X5, 188 

" lot 259, 2CO 

" paving petition. 205 
Long Alley ifc Now Lane inter- 
section established 1ST 

Long, Kenedy gardeners 

house 2T. <> > 

Saml brick house. .. .'.10,17 
Lovogrovo Alley establishment, 

120 
" grading peti- 

tiou. .117, 11S.120 

how st 2,:;, 12, IT 

" footway paving.. ..4(i, Til 

" " paving 10. 2C.. 4(i 

Lunns Lot 260,275 

" Lane 21C. 

" " " establishment, 177 

" " grade 2(>:5 

Lvneh. John lot. . ..1X7,191 



M. 

McAllister. Margaret lot. . .. 

1X7. 191 

McColmn. Duncan lot 2X 

McFlderry. Heirs el 4U 

St.. . .4. IT). 17. 2X. 

.'57. 58, 72, X7 
" establishment. 22 

" tilled up 20 

" grade 7 

" grading peti- 
tion. . 2 

" paving. . .ix. 57. 70 

" " petition, 15 

McFlderry. Tlios brick house. 44 

" estate C.'5. X4 

M^cK( > ldiu. Joseph lot 17'.* 

MeKim. John lot 214 

Maher, M"artin F. lot.. . .194. 19.", 
" brick house. 

22X 

Market St. ixrade 2(i4. 2<;r, 

let! or about, 2(i."> 
" .^radius petition... 201 
" " lot, petition for 

lines of 272 

" Road (Fells 

Point (id 

(See also Balti- 
more St.) 



NAMK. PAOK. 

Mary's Plains 198 

Maxcey's Lot 209 

Methodist Kpiscopal Hurying 

(Jroiiud 210 

Meyers. (loo. -lioiis( 2f>7 

" lot 2,">(5 

Mill St 9.'{ 

" " i^rade 84,88,89 

" .Lcradin^ petition. . .73, 

75, 79, 82 

" " paving X"). 87, 89 

Mitchell. Arthur 29 

Moores Bridge 258 

Orchard 2C,.'5 

Mulberry St. establishment 

petition. .2(19,270 
footway ])aviny, 252 
]et ition, 2(',7 
" ju'rade. .147, 1(19, 

170. 1~:J. 202, 2.'!5 
" notice. . . . 

129, l.'lx. ir,l. 170 
.iiradiiif; petition. 

127.1:54 
" ]avm.ii petition. 

199,231,240,240 
& I'carl St. jietition 

to estaidish eornor, 189 
. I'oarl. Franklin & 
Cove Sts. petition 
to .irrado and fix 
cornel's of streets 

inclosed 151 

ifc Fnion Si. petition 

to establish corner, 1X9 
Jt Fnion St. estab- 
lished 190 

St. width 12.'5 

Murray. John- brick house. . l(i 
Myers. Jacob lot. . . IX'.I 



Necessity Alley ............ 14. 52 

Newin.^ton .................. Ki4 

road. ( See ( 'ove St. I 
New Lane and Fulaw St. in- 
tersection estab- 
lished .......... lx(i 

ifc Lon.^ Alley in- 
tersection estab- 
lished .......... 1X7 

petition to estab- 
lish ......... 271. 274 

Nine feet Alley ,^rado ....... 20 



pel ition . . . .19. 24 

North St. irrade ............. 14C, 

notice. . . 145 



284 



INDEX. 



NAMK. PAGE. 

North St. grade petition 144 

" " " protest 14(3 

" " " referees report, 

147 
" " paving petition 184 

Note on Franklin liank 33 

O. 

Oakley, John lot 23 

Office of Eastern Precinct 

Commissioners 1, 71 

" rent. (See Kooni Kent.) 

Old Harford Itoad 31 

paving. ... 40 
Old .Toppa Iload. . .2, 10, 1(5, 87. 90 

" grade 81) 

" location 18, ID 

" petition to con- 
demn. ... 1 4 

" repairs 51 

Old Public lload D7 

Old York Iload. (See York 
ltoad. ) 

Oneill, Arthur house 2(13 

Orleans St. condemned 45 

" petitioji to con- 
demn 40 

" grade (Hi 

" grading petition. 1)2 
Owens, Kennedy 157 



Paca. lialtimore. Kuta\v and 

German Sts. lots. . . . 270 
& Cider Alley intersec- 
tion established 215 

& (ie'orge St. intersec- 
tion established 214 

tS: I'ratt St. intersection 

established 171) 

SI. footway paving pe- 
tition. . .' '. 212 

" grade ICO. 171. 174 

" grading p"tilion 21!) 

" lot... . 214. 21.") 

I 'ark Lane grade 14!) 

nolicr.. .12!). 188 

" " " pet it ion . 127. 134 

Pascanlt. L< wis 12!). 182 

1'atterson. Andrew- -lot . .220. 227 

Pawley. .lames lot 25X, 2(il 

Peaeli Alley grade 173 

^ Pearl St. inter- 
sect io;i. ...231, 232 
Pear.'-e's. \\'. 1.. properly.... 225 

Pearee SI. grade 17,'J 

Pearl St.. establishment of... 

127, 138 



NAME. PAGE. 

I 'earl St. footway paving.. .12, 245 

" grade 127, 138 

" grading notice..!2G, 130 
" petition. .. 124 
protest 131 
referees. . 

132, 133 

Lexington, I'nion and 
Saratoga St lots pe- 
tition to establish. . . . 2(5(5 

" lots established 200 

" & Mulberry St. intersec- 
tions, petition to es- 
tablish 181), 207 

" Mulberry, Cove & Frank- 
lin Sts.. petition to 
grade and establish 
streets, lanes and al- 
leys within the said 

limits ' 151 

" St. establishments. ..100, 173 

paving petition 222 

" ifc Peach Alley inter- 
section establish- 
ment 232 

" " & Peach Alley peti- 
tion to establish, 231 



arl St. (Davis St.) grade.. 170 

arce. W. L. property 225 

arce St. grade 173 

ierce St. grade 173 

nnington. Henry 29 

ter. (leo. house.. . 232 



lot ISO 

Henry house 288, 23D 

" lot 221 

Phillips. Win. house 1(15 

Pine St. grade 147 

notice 12!), 188 

" petition .... 127, 134 

Pitt St 11. 31 

Plat of Western Precincts, pe- 
tition to authorize making. 210 

Pleasant St. grade 124 

" grading 14O 

not ices . . 

140. 141 
petition, 

123. 12.5 

width of 121 

Poe. (Jeo. lot. lines of estab- 
lished 278 

petition for 
I hies of 272 

Pool-house 121 

Potter St.. .7, 15, 22, 3(i. .",7. 73. S7 
" , Alley near. I See 

.Nine I- Vet Alley, i 
tilled up 20 



INIMCX. 



NA.MK. l'A(iF. 

Potter St. fool \VM.V paving. .4(5, 51 

" i^rade ;j, 4 

" paving 5, 10, 13, 15 

Powell, Win 22, 23 

1'nitl. St. & Kutaw N. 10. In- 
tersection establish- 
ment 17!) 

" lots 250, 2(10 

Precinct Commissioners. (Sei> 
Eastern Precinct Commis- 
sioners or Western Precinct 
Commissioners. 
1'rice & Hiddlo Sts. intersec- 
tion 2CC 

llraekiah 1, 2'J 

Proper! v Owners. (See Pumps.) 

Public Road, Old 97 

Pumps OH Asquith St 53, 54 

" P>riton St 103 

" Eden St SI. S(i. 87 

" Falls St CO 

" Green St 37, 40 

" Harforrt St 57 

" Liberty St 3S. 30 

" Liberty St. (Old 
Town) .. .35. '>(>. 

43. 52. SI) 

" Mill St CO. 74 

" Potter St.. . .1)1. 02. 9(5 

" Union St 00, 05 

" Upton St 02. OS. 00 

" York Komi 04 

Pumptax 41 



It. 



Itabort;, Christopher 110 

Jieisterstown Turnpike Koad 
and (Joorire St. intersection 

established 221 

Keisterstown Turnpike Koad. 
lines of lot on 
established. . .. 244 
petition to es- 
tablish lines of 

lot 243 

Union & Green 
St. intersection 

established 151 

notice of estab- 
lishment 153 

petition to es- 
tablish 153 

(See also 1 looks- 
town Koad.) 

Jteservoir 145 

Kichardson. Koberl K 170 

Itichmond St. icrade 2<i3 

petition to 

iu - ade. . 25!) 



NA.MK. I'ACIK. 

Kiddlemoser, <!eo. lot . . .272, 27.'5 

Uid.^ely's Addition 214 

( 'arriaye Itond. . . . 1S1 
Charles... .1:57, 13S, 1(51 
Delight. . ..101, 10S, 22(5 

1 oache. Jos M1 

load west of Hospital 14 

1 Orel's. John II. ground.... 1S1 

J oom rent .'52, .'54, 71 

Loss & P.iddle Sts. iut(H - sec- 

tion established 2*5(5 

lioss St. lines establislied. ... 27:'> 

petition to establish, 272 

Uusk. David. . . 1SS 



St. Paul's Lane irrado. . . .172, 
1S7. 

" iiefition to 

.^rade. .1S5. 
102, 211. 

St. Paul & Calvert Sts. inter- 
section established 

St. Paul & Calvert Sts. inter- 
section, petition to establish. 

Sands. John lot 

Saratoga & Eulaw Sts. inter- 
section established 

Saratoga. Greene. Pearl and 
Lexington St. lots 

esla])lished 

St. .urnide 

notices 

1 20. 

" pel it ion 

127. 
" paving pet it ion. . . 

" width cf 

SHiaun. Nicholas lol 

Schroeder St. trrado 

Schunk. John 20. 31 

Schwarl/.auer. I>aniel lot... 

102. 104. ION. 20!). 

Philip - lot on 

road to Port 

McIIoury 

SeUman's Alley irrado 

Sellman. Jonxeo lol 215. 

Sewer near Fron-h SI 

Shambiir^:. Ilenry- lot .. .211. 
Short Alley iietition to u'rade. 

to pave 

foot pa veiiioiils. . 
Simpson's lot in Ast|iiilh Si.. 
Sinclair. Kohl.. 



103 



2(59 
14S 



280 



INDEX. 



Sit/ler, Philip lot near Back 

St 225. 227 

SI ye, Misses house 9 

Smith. John plat 270 

John M 2.29.31,71 

Moses G 30, 37, 42 

Spring St. grade 149 

" notices... 129. 138 

" " " petitions. 127. 134 

Sterling, James. .'. 85. 87, 102 

Strawberry Alley or Fifteen 

feet alley 11, 133 

Street laid out by Simpson.. 44 

Suimvalt, Joseph 188, 185 

Superintendant of Chimney 

Sweeps. 3(5. 37, 212, 213, 217, 252 
Surveyor. . 1, 34, 59 



Tannock. Mrs. brick house. 22 

Todds Range 150 

Turner, Alex 42 

Twelve Feet Alley grade 203 

Twenty Feet Alley (or T'nion 

Alley) 11, 14 

Twenty Feet Alley grade. . . . 175 
Twenty Feet Alley grade. . . . 237 
" peti- 
tion. . 235 
" " paving peti- 
tion. . 231 



r. 



Union Allev (Or twenty feet 

Alley) 11, 14. 15 

Lane grade. . . 130 

notice. .129. 132 
petition .... 12s 

lot on 250 

paving pet it ion. . 232 
width of. . . .132. i:50 
Street. .4. 9. 1O. 1C. 37. 

59. 01. 74. s7 
establishment . . 17 
I'oolwavs filled 



up. 



grade 18 

petit ion ... 13 
Green St. & Heisters- 
town Turnpike Road 
.juiict ion established . 15 1 
not ice of establish- 
ment ... 153 
pel it ion to establish . . 1 53 



NAME. PAGE. 

T'nion Street lots 266, 269 

& Mulberry St. inter- 
section established.. 190 

petition to 189 

" Street paving .... 4. 17. 

46,51 

Upton Court, lot on estab- 
lished 255 



W. 

Wallis. Win 32. 71 

Ward. Patrick 40 

Warner, Geo 182. 211, 249 

" brick stable. . 227 

" lot 225, 220 

Washington St. or Georgetown 
Road. . . .105. 

181. 227 
," establishment, 101 

" grade 137 

" notice. . . 130 
" petition.. 130 

" lots on 225, 22(5 

" width 137 

Water ( 'oinpany 250 

mill 252 

Watercourse in Union Lane. . 32 

Wayne. General Inn 210 

Welsh. Adam. . .101. 182. 218, 249 
Western Precinct Commis- 
sioners. . .117. 150. 151. 100. 
170. 171. 179. 182, 183. 
212. 214. 215. 217. 249. 

250. 254 

Western Pre<-in<-t Commis- 
sioners. Act appointing. .111-110 
Western Precinct Commis- 
sioners' powers trans- 
ferred viii 

Western Precinct Market 

1 louse ( 'oinmissioners 182 

Western Precinct plat, peti- 
tion to author! /.e making. .. 210 
Wheeler. Thos.- -brick house. 9 
Whiskey Alley establishment . 190 
establish, peti- 
tion to ixs 

grade 243 

" petition. 241 

Williams. Sam'l 40 

Susan- bouse 237 

Williamson. I '.avid. .. 191. P.K. 249 

Wilson. Jacob 29 

.lames. . . .29. 32 



INDKX. 287 

Y. NAMK. 1'AOK. 

NAMK. 1'AGK. York Koad paving 70 

York Komi 8, 30, 40 Younger, James '2~S2 

" " alterations 47 

" Co 8 Z. 

" Old & Asquith St. 

intersection 42, 43 Xollickoffer, Mrs 77, 80, 81 



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