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o the governor with advice of the council, shall have
notified by proclamation published in the Virginia
go off or cause some other to go of' to the vessel, and m. ruke ** at a convenient distance require the commander to de
clare what is his name, at what places the cargo was
en taken on board, at what places the vessel touched in Ya her passage, whether any of those places were infected
with the plague or any other pestilential disease, how
persons were on board when she set sail, whether any
yessel coming from a place infected with the plague or Various pen
other pestilential disease, or having any person on alties, board so infected, who shall conceal it, or who shall
not give true answers to the questions so to be pro-
before quarantine performed, shall be amerced
0R rom for
perform quarantine, if they shall escape, may be compelled to return, or if they shall attempt to escape, may be detained by the persons who shall be authorized to see the qurantine performed, and who may employ force and call for the assistance of others, if it be necessary, for this purpose. Any person going on board a vessel or into a place under quarantine, without license from the superintendant thereof, may be compelled to remain there, in the same manner as might have been if he had been one of the crew of the vessel. A naval officer, or person authorized to execute an order concerning quarantine, guilty of wil. ful breach or neglect of duty, shall be amerced the sum of one thousand pounds. And any person embezzling or wilfully damaging goods performing quarantine under his direction, shall be liable to the party injured for treble the value of the damages sustained thereby,
The vessel, persons, and goods, after quarantine performed, certificate thereof, and that they are free from infection, being given by the superintendant, shall be no further restrained by virtue of this act. A person authorized to see quarantine performed, or a watchman upon any vessel, place, or goods under quarantine, deserting his duty, or willingly permitting a person, vessel, or goods, to depart, or be coneyed away from the place where the quarantine ought to be performed, without a lawful licence; or a person empowered to give a certificate of the performance of quarantine, knowingly giving a false certificate, shall be amerced the sum of one hundred pounds. The forfeitures inflicted by this act shall be to the use of the commonwealth, and shall be recovered by action of debt, in which action the defendant shall be ruled to give special bail. II. And be it further enacted, That the governor
Expences, in council, shall direct the auditors to issue their war
how defray. rants on the treasurer for such sums of money as may ed. be necessary for the support of the persons performing quarantine and those appointed to see it formed, who is directed to pay the same out of the public money in his hands, appropriated to defray the contingent charges of government, and shall be repaid by the master or owner of the vessel, after quarantine performed
CHAP. XX. in original.
An act for cutting a navigable canal
to the waters of North river.
II. Be it enacted, That Thomas Brown, George Trustees ap- Kelley, Peter Singleton, Josiah Parker, William receive subo White, James Hunter, John King, Daniel Sandford, resepi nasib and Solomon Shepherd, gentlemen, are hereby refor cutting a spectively authorized and empowered to take and recanal, from ceive subscriptions for that purpose.
And if any perEbzabeth ri- son or persons shall neglect, fail, or refuse to pay the ver to North several sums of money by them respectively subscribed river.
for the purposes of this act, it shall and may be lawful
III. And be it further enacted, That the said trus
shall not be lawfvl for a canal or aqueduct to be cut or opened in any other place within the counties of Princess Anne or Norfolk.
VII. And be it further enacted, That the trustees, or the major part of them, shall and may exact, demand, and receive, a toll from all vessels entering into or passing through the said canal, so as such toll do not annually exceed ten per centum on the amount of the money expended in opening the said canal; and if any person or persons entering into or passing through the said canal, shall neglect or refuse to make present payment of the toll, it shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, or any person deputed by them for that purpose, to stop such vessel, and seize and sell so much of the loading or tackle as will be sufficient to pay the toll. If any person shall presume to exact a greater toll than is fixed by the trustees, or shall make nnreasonable seizure, he shall for every offence forfeit and pay the sum of twenty pounds, to be recovered with costs by information in any court, to the use of the informer, and moreover be liable to the action of the party grieved for damages.
VIII. And be it further enacted, That it shall not be lawful for any person whatsoever to erect, raise or build, any hedge or stop in the said canal; and if any person shall presume so to do, he or they so offending, shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred pounds; which shall and may be sued for and recovered by the said trustees in their names, and shall be applied towards repairing the said canal.