An Act to provide for extending the Eastern Shore Road in the County of Halifax.
(Passed the 31st day of March, 1855.)
1. Money, when to be advanced.
2. How repaid.
3. Public funds not pledged.
Be it enacted by the governor, council, and assembly, as follows :
Money, when to be advanced, &c.:
So soon as any person shall give security, to the satisfaction to bo advanced, of the governor, in such manner and to such amount as he shall direct, that the extension of the eastern shore road in the county of Halifax, from Ship Harbor to Sheet Harbor, and other settlements lying on the eastern coast, will be commenced without delay, and that monies for that purpose, to the extent of one thousand pounds, will be forth with provided, paid and advanced during the progress of the work, as may be required; the governor may appoint a commissioner, or commissioners, for the purpose of superintending the expenditure of such monies, who shall lay out the same in opening and completing the road, and shall return upon oath, to the office of the provincial secretary, a full and accurate account of the monies expended thereon.
How repaid, &c:
2. Until the monies so advanced, with interest thereon, shall be repaid, there shall be annually appropriated, out of the monies granted for the service of roads and bridges for the county of Halifax, one third part of the sum so advanced, with the interest then due, to be paid to the lender thereof, in whose favor the governor may draw warrants on the treasury for such yearly amount, and if the monies so allotted shall be less than the third part of the sum advanced, with the interest, in any one year the whole monies granted shall be appropriated for such purpose.
Public funds not pledged:
3. In case hereafter no monies shall be granted or appropriated not pledged for the service of roads and bridges in the county of Halifax, nothing herein contained shall be held to be any pledge, guarantee, or lien, of or upon the public funds or revenue of the province, for the repayment of the monies so advanced.
“To extend (a new Road from Dartmouth to Eastern Shores) from Ship Harbour to Sheet Harbour”, 1855 c52