Three disinterested persons to be appointed commissioners to lay out a road.United States be, and he is hereby authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, three discreet and disinterested citizens of the United States, to lay out a road from Cumberland, or a point on the northern bank of the river Potomac in the state of Maryland, between Cumberland and the place where the main road leading from Gwinn’s to Winchester, in Virginia, crosses the river, to the state of Ohio: whose duty it shall be, as soon as may be, after their appointment, to repair to Cumberland aforesaid, and view the ground, from the points on the river Potomac herein before designated, to the river Ohio; and to lay out in such direction as they shall judge, under all circumstances, the most proper, a road from thence to the river Ohio, to strike the same at the most convenient place, between a point on its eastern bank, opposite to the northern boundary of Steubenville, in said state of Ohio, and the mouth of Grave creek, which empties into the said river, a little below Wheeling, in Virginia.
Width, &c. of the road.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the aforesaid road shall be laid out four rods in width, and designated on each side by a plain and distinguishable mark on a tree, or by the erection of a stake or monument, sufficiently conspicuous, in every quarter of a mile of the distance, at least, where the road pursues a straight course so far or farther, and on each side, at every point where an angle occurs in its course.Commissioners to present a plan of the road to the President, &c.
President authorized to accept or reject it, and to pursue measures for having it executed.Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the commissioners shall, as soon as may be, after they have laid out said road, as aforesaid, present to the President an accurate plan of the same, with its several courses and distances, accompanied by a written report of their proceedings, describing the marks and monuments by which the road is designated, and the face of the country over which it passes, and pointing out the particular parts, which they shall judge require the most and immediate attention and amelioration; and the probable expense of making the same passable in the most difficult parts, and through the whole distance: designating the state or states, through which said road has been laid out, and the length of the several parts which are laid out on new ground, as well as the length of those parts laid out on the road now travelled. Which report the President is hereby authorized to accept or reject, in the whole, or in part. If he accepts, he is hereby further authorized and requested to pursue such measures, as in his opinion shall be proper, to obtain consent for making the road, of the state or states, through
An act in addition to the act to regulate the laying out a road from Cumberland in the state of Maryland, to the state of Ohio, February 14, 1815, chap. 43.
An act to authorize the appointment of commissioners to lay out the road therein mentioned, May 15, 1820, chap.
An act for the preservation of the Cumberland road, March 2, 1827, chap. 44.
An act for the construction of the Cumberland road, westwardly of Zanesville, March 2, 1829, chap. 30.
An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road, March 2, 1829, chap. 31.
An act for the preservation and repair of the Cumberland road, March 2, 1829, chap.
An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, March 2, 1831, chap. 63.
An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the general assembly of the state of Ohio, hereinafter recited, March 2, 1831, chap. 97.—[The act of the state of Ohio provides for the erection of toll gates, the appointment of toll gatherers and rates of toll on the part of the Cumberland road, which is in the state of Ohio.]
An act declaring the assent of Congress to an act of the general assembly, hereinafter recited, March 2, 1833, chap. 79.—[This act provides for the erection of toll gates, and the collection of tolls in that part of the road which passes through the state of Virginia.]
An act for the continuation and repair of the Cumberland road, June 24, 1834, chap. 68.—[By the 4th section of this act the road is surrendered to the states respectively, through which it passes.]
An act for the continuation and repair of the Cumberland road, in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, March 3, 1835, chap.
An act amendatory of the act for the continuation of the Cumberland road, March 3, 1835, chap.
An act for the continuation of the Cumberland road in the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, July 2, 1836, chap. 264.
An act to provide for the continuing the construction, and for the repairs of certain roads, and for other purposes, during the year 1837, March 3, 1837, chap.
An act making appropriations for the continuation of the Cumberland road in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, and for other purposes, May 25, 1838, chap. 84.