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ELEVENTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 26. i810. 575 gravel, earth or sand shall be necessary for making or repairing either In ,,,,,,,,0;d,,_ of the said roads, and the said president, directors and company of the agreement as to Columbia turnpike roads, cannot agree for the same with the owner ‘h‘?"l“‘*°""°· thereof, then upon application by the said president and directors, or iiiiiiliri any person authorized by them, to any one of the judges of the said cir- a jury for deter. quit court, he may if he see cause, by warrant under his hand and seal, ”‘i“i“? ih command the marshal of the said district to summon a jury of thirteen disinterested persons, qualified to serve as petit jurors in the said circuit court, to meet at the place where such materials may be, on some day, not more than ten days after the date of such warrant, and to give the other party five days' notice of the said time and place, if such party be found within the district of Columbia; and if any of the said jurors should fail to attend at the said time and place, the marshal may immediately summon talesmen in the place of those who are absent, and shall administer an oath to the said jurors and talesmen as the case may be, justly and impartially to value the said materials, and to assess the damage which the owner thereof shall sustain by the taking thereof by the said president, directors and company of the Columbia turnpike roads; which valuation and assessment of damages made by the said jurors, or a majority of them, shall be signed by the said marshal, and the jurors, or so many of them as shall agree thereto, and be returned by the marshal to the said clerk of the said court for the county of Washington, to be by him recorded, and shall be conclusive between the parties; and a copy thereof shall be delivered to each of the parties, who may be resident in the district, and the sum so awarded and assessed being paid to the said clerk of the said court, for the use of the party entitled thereto, the said president and directors may proceed to take and carry away the said materials so valued for the purposes aforesaid. And the said president, directors and company, shall pay the said marshal five dollars for his service in summoning and impannelling the said C°¤¤P¤¤¤¤t-i0¤ jury, and taking and returning the said inquest, and two dollars to each azdjsrogmhal of the said jurors so sworn. ` Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That for the purpose of ascertain- Scales to bg ing the weight, that may be drawn along the said road, in any cart, °¤’€°*9<l Y°¤‘ ¤¤- wagon, or other carriage of burthen, it shall and may be lawful, for the Q;:;"',2:g,,,,;"" said president, managers and company to erect and establish scales and aver the roads weights at or near such and so many of the gates erected, or to be when *h¢{’¤ is erected in pursuance of this act, as they may think proper; and whrc :¥£°"bt’° dm there may seem reasonable cause to suspect, that any cart, wagon or other carriage of burthen, carries a greater weight than is or shall be by law allowable, it shall be lawful for the toll gatherers or other persons in their service or employment, to prevent the same from passing such gate or turnpike, until such cart, wagon or carriage of burthen, shall be drawn into the fixed or erected scales at or near any such gate or turnpike, and the weight or burthen drawn therein ascertained by weighing; and if the person or persons driving, or having care or charge of any such cart, wagon or other carriage of burthen, shall refuse to drive the same into any such scales for the purpose aforesaid, the person or persons so refusing shall forfeit and pay to the said president, managers and company, any sum not less than five dollars, nor more than eight dollars, to be recovered in the manner herein after mentioned. _ Sec. 9. And be it further enacted, That no wagon or other carriage Restrictions. with four wheels, the breadth of whose wheels shall not be four inches, shall be drawn along the said road with a greater weight thereon than three tons; that no such carriage, the breadth of whose wheels shall not be seven inches, or being six inches or more shall roll at least ten inches, shall be drawn along the said roads with more than five tons; that no such carriage, the breadth of whose wheels shall. not be ten inches or more, or being less shall not roll at least twelve inches, shall