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rected to superintend this business. The court of Augusta shall also, at their ensuing February court, advertise that they will on the first Monday in Mareh, let the repairing of the said road to the lowest bidder, and any three shall attend at that day on the spot for that purpose. The magistrates of the said court shall also, in the name of both counties, take bond with good security of the person or persons contracting to repair the same, that it shall be done in such time and manner as they may think best, and engage on behalf of the said counties for payment thereof. And in case the party contracting, shall fail to perform his contract, the said court is empowered to proceed against him as the law direéts; and that the penalty arising from such failure, shall be deposited in the hands of the commissioner aforesaid (who shall also be amenable to the said court for the performance of his trust) and

applied to tlie purposes of this act.

iv. And be it further enacted, Tbat the aforesaid county courts of Augusta and Rockbridge, shall, whenever they shall find it necessary, levy a sufficient sum on their respective counties, for the purpose of keeping the said road in repair; which sums so levied, shall be deposited as aforesaid, for the sole purpose of keeping the same in repair; provided that the said tax so levied in each county shall be uniform, and that it shall not on each tithable exceed the sum of four pence. Should any or all of the magistrates of the aforesaid counties, refuse, or fail to put this act into execution, according to the intent and meaning thereof, they shall severally

forfeit the sum of fifty pounds; to be recovered by bill, plaint, or information, in any court of record, one half to the use of the informer, the other to be applied to the purpose of this act. it was so



(Chapter XLII in ori.

ginal.] An act for altering the court day of

the county of Chesterfield. I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That a Court day of court for the county of Chesterfield shall, from and after

county alter the first day of April next, be held on the second Thurs- ed. day in every month; any law to the contrary thereof notwithstanding

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[Ch. XLIII in

original] An act for altering the boundary line

between the Glebe lands of the parish of Manchester, in the county of Chesterfield, and the lands of Witliam Logwood. 1. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this presi sent general assembly, that it will be mutually advantageous to the parish of Manchester, in tlie county of Chesterfield, and William Logwood, to straighten the line between the glebe lands and the land of the said Logwood, which are at present bounded by Isham's branch, and which from its meanderings makes upwards of forty courses in less than a mile;

11. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, . Boundary That the vestry of the said parish shall be, and they glebe of pa. are hereby empowered, to straighten the line between rish of Manthe said lands, and to exchange,

by deed, to be record- chester, in ed in the court of the said county, such parts of the Chesterfield glebe land as will by this means be annexed to the lands of Willand of the said Logwood, for such parts of his land liam Logo as will be annexed to those of the said glebes

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[Chap XLIV

CHAP. V in original.)

An act for altering the place of hold

ing courts in the county of Prince George.

1. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this assembly, that the situation of the court-house in the county of Prince George, is very inconvenient to a great part of the inhabitants of the said county:

II, Be it therefore enacted. That the justices of the Place of hold. ing courts in peace for the said county of Prince George, or a maPrince Geo. jority of them, shall fix upon a place for holding courts county, alter in the said county, at or as near the centre thereof, as ed.

the situation and convenience will admit of; and thenceforth the said court shall proceed to erect the necessary public buildings at such place, and when sach buildings sbull be completedcourts for the said county shall be held at the said place.

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(Chap. XLV in original)

+ :: CHAP. VI.

An act to amend the act, intituled, An

act for dissolving several vestries, and appointing overseers of lhe

poor in certain counties. Man

1. WHEREAS it is represented that in many counties within this commonwealth the sheriffs have neglected to hold élections of overseers of the poor at the time difected by the act for dissolving several ves

trie, and electing overseers of the poor, and it is doubtOverseers of ed whether sneh élections can bp made at any other the popr to time within three yearsi Far remedy whereof, be elected in those cound

I). Be it enacted, That the sheriffs of the said coon ties, where ties where such etections ought to have been made, the sher ff's have failed to

and were noi,' skall proceed to elect overseers of the hold elec

poor in like manner as is directed in the said recited act; and the overseers so chosen, shall continue in of


fice until the next general election of overseers of the poor for said counties; and have the same powers, and be subject to the same penalty, as if they had been elected at the titne prescribed by the said act. All proceedings bad or done by the overseers of the poor, conformable to law, after the time of their continuance in office expired, and before a new election takes place, shall be as valid and effectual as if had or done within the time for which they were by law authorized to act.


An act lo amend and reduce the seve


in originale ral acts ?


s for oppe prating the pub*lic revenue, into one act.

1. WHEREAS it hath become necessary to amend the laws for appropriating the public revenue, and to tion of the

Appropriareduce the several appropriations thereof into one act; revenue. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the money arising from the tax of one and an half

per on lands and lots, shall be applied as follows: One tenth part thereof shall be applied to the redemption of of the land the paper money funded agreeable to the recommenda- tax. tion of congress of the eighteenth of March, one thousand, seven bandred and eighty; the interest arising on the paper mbisey of this state funded, at the rate of one thousand pounds paper for one pound specie, shall also be made good out of the said tax; and so much thereof as arises from lands and lots within the borough of Norfolk, shall be applied annually to the payment of a debt due from the public to the said borough, for public buildings belonging to the same, destroyed by order of convention, until the value of the same shall be fully paid; and all the rest of the money arising from the said tax on lands and lots, shall be paid to congress towards this state's quota of the debts due by the United States: One half of the money arising from the tax Of the slavc on slaves, shall be applied to the redemption of the debt tax.

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due to the army and navy of this state, agreeable to a act, intuled “ An act for providing certain and ader quate funds for the redemption of certificates granted to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia linę, ou continental and state establishmenis, for their arrears of pay and depreciation;" and so much of the other hall thereof shall be paid to congress, as will annually make up, together with the land tax, the sum of four hundred

thousand dollars: The money arising under the reveOf the poll nue law from the taxes on free male tithables and taxtax, and tax on personal able property, shall form a general fund, ten thousand property.

pounds of which per annum shall be at the disposal of the executive, to defray the contingent charges of government; and live thousand pounds reserved, to be disposed of by votes of the general assembly, as the public exigencies may require; from the said fund shall also be paid the salaries to the officers of civil government and the wages of the members representing this state in congress, and five thousand pounds annually shall be taken out of the first receipts elterest to pay the pensions to wounded or disabled officers and soldiers; all warrants to be drawn for payment of money leat the public, on the requisition of the general assembly in the session held in May, one thousand seven hun** dred and eighty, or of Thomas Jeffersoir, esq. then governor of this commonwealth, shall be paid out of the said fund; the iuterěst arising on the loan office debt registered in the auditors oflice before the passing of this act, or which shall be registered in the said office op or before first day of May next, shall also be made good out of the said fund, warrants for such interest being previously issued agreeable to law; all arrearages due to military pensioners, and all warrants heretofore drawn on the contingent or military funds, shall be made good out of the said general fupd; and all sums of money voted by the general assembly during the present session to be paid out of the revenue of one thousand sevev hundred and eigluty-four, and not otherwise provided for, and all former votes for the payment of money arising from the two-leuths of unappropriated revenue, shall be made good out of the said general fund; the said fund shall also be charged with the interest of inoney due by the public for slaves that have been executed agreeable to law, warrants for which interest, at the rate of five per centum per annum, shall

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