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GENERAL ASSEMBLY Begun and held at the Public Build

Benjamin ings in the City of Richmond, on Harrison,

esq goverMonday the twenty-first day of Octo-nor. **ber, in the year of our Lord one

thousand seven hundred and eighty.
two, and in the seventh year of the
commonwealth.

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CHAP. 1.*.

ICH. Xcy: An acl concerning the certificates is- lichta, Rev.

sued to the officers and soldiers of the the Virginia line.

See Oct 1780, C. 27

I. WHEREAS it is just that the officers and sol. Interest of diers of the Virginia lines on continental and state es military cer.

tificates, blishment should annually receive interest upon the a- when and mount of the certificates which have been or may be is. how to be sued to them for pay and depreciation, until such cer- paid, tificates shall be fully paid and redeemed: Be it fore enacted by the General Assembly, That the treasurer for the time being shall, and he is hereby directed and required to pay annually, as the same shall be come due, to the holder thereof, an interest of six per centum upon the amount of every certificate so as a.

In the original the chapters are numbered progressively from the end of the last session, although the paging commences anew. But, as in the Chancellors' Revisal, the chapters commence with number 1, and the sections are differently ar. ranged, in many instances from the original, 1 shall conform to thie Chancellors' Revisal, in this publication, for the convenience of reference VOL. XI.

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foresaid issued to the said officers and soldiers, the as moupt of which interest shall be ascertained by the auditors of public accounts, and commence the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty

two, endorsing on every such certificate at the time of perest payment the

sum paid

for interest, and taking a receipt for the same. And as a farther relief to the said offiCertificates receivable

cers and soldiers, it shall be lawful for them to discharge in taxes of their public taxes with the said certificates in manner officers and following, that is to say: the amount of such

officers soldiers,

or soldiers tax shall be indorsed by the sheriff or collector on the back of the said certificate, passing his receipt at the same time to the said officer or soldier for the amount thereof, expressing that the same is by indorsement on such certificate, and taking from the said officer or soldier a certificate of the same, to be transmitted by such sheriff or collector to the auditors of public accounts, who are hereby directed to issue warrants to the amount thereof, charging the same to each respective officer or soldier, to be deducted annually out of the principal due to such officer or soldier,

II. And whereas William Brown, of the county of Provision for Fairfax, acted as surgeon to the second Virginia regidoctor Wild

ment raised by this state in the year one thousand se liam Brown, in pay and "ven hundred and seventy-five, until some time in the depreciation year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, when

he was appointed by congress physician to the general

hospital, and acted in that capacity, as well as assisteles spa ant director and physician general and surgeon gene

ral, until the year one thousand seven hundred and they weighty, when he resigned the said appointments; And

whereas no provision is made by law for settling the pay and depreciation of the said William Brown, who is moreover excluded from the bounty in lands allowed by law to surgeons and chaplains, by accepting the said appointments and not continuing regimental surgeon for the term of three years: For remedy whereof, Be it enacted, That the auditors of public accounts shall settle the pay and depreciation of the said William Brown, for his services aforesaid, and issue certificates for the balance in the same manner and upon the like proof

as is prescribed in the case of officers and soldiers. Land boun III. And be it further enacted, That the said Wil

sliam Browo shall be entitled to the bounty of lands al

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lowed by law to surgeons of regiments raised under authority of this state.

IV. And be it further enacted, That so much of an Restriction act intituled, "An act for providing more effectual e refering

certificates funds for the redemption of certificates granted the of- repealed. ficers and soldiers raised by this state,” as directs the auditors of public accounts to issue for the present, certificates for the one third part only of the several balances which may appear due to the respective officers and soldiers, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

V. And be it further enacted, That every officers and Oath to pre. soldier availing or meaning to avail bimself of the right vent paying hereby granted of discharging his public taxes in the taxes of one

thers with said certificates, shall, at the time of giving in a list of

certificates. his property or of paying his taxes for the same, make oath before any justice of the peace, or other proper person or persons authorized by law to administer such oath, that no part of sach property has been conveyed to or received by him with a view of providing thereby for the payment of the taxes thereof in the said certificates; a copy of which said oath, attested under the hand of the person or persons who shall have administered the same, shall be produced by the said officer or soldier to the sheriff or collector, at the time of payment of his said taxes. Provided always, That where any officer or soldier shall be absent on actual duty, it shall be lawful for the attorney or agent of such absent officer or soldiers to make oath in the manner herein before directed for his principal.

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*** An act to continue the act intituled

An act to ascertain the number of people within this commonwealth.

1. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed at the Act for tak. ing the con last session, intituled, " An act to ascertain the number bus of Virgi- of people within this commonwealth;! will expire at nia, further the end of the present session of assembly, and it is exfontinued.

pedient and necessary that the same should be contip ued:

II. Be it therefore enacted, That the act intituled, $ An act to ascertain the number of people within this commonwealth, shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, until the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.'.

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CHAP. III.

[Chat. Rev. An act to continue the act intituled,

An act to empower the judges of

the general court to superintend 1779, ch. 19.

and regulate the public jail.

See October

Act empow

1. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed in the oping judges of general

year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, court to sun imituled, "An act to empower the judges of the geneperintend & ral court to superintend and regulate the public jail," regulate the public jail

will expire on the first day of January next, and it is further con- expedient and necessary that the same should be consinued tinued: Be it therefore enacted, That the act intituled,

« An act to empower the judges of the general court the superintend and regulate the public jait," shall com

tinue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, for and during the term of two years, and from thence to the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.

CHAP. IV.

[Chapter XCIX in o

riginal.) An act to continue the aet intituled An

act to ascertain the losses and injuries sustained from the depredations or of the enemy within this common- 1783, c. 10. wealth.

1. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed at the Act to ascer Jast session, intituled, "An act to ascertain the losses es sustained and injuries sustained from the depredations of the e- by the denemy within this commonwealth,” will expire at the predations end of the present session of assembly; and it is expe- my during dient and necessary that the same should be continu- the war, fura ed:

ther contin. 11. Be it therefore enacted, That the act intituled, ued. " An act to ascertain the losses and injuries sustained from the depredations of the enemy within this commonwealth," shall continue and be in force, from and after the expiration thereof,

biñe end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.

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