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sequence of such determination, in order to obtain his patent, shall be by the register paid to the person who in the first instance upon the return of the survey hath been compelled to pay the fees.

CHAP. XIII.

(Chap LII

in original.] An act to provide for the more effec

tual collection of the tax of five shillings per hundred acres on lands granted by patent, and to appro. priate the money arising therefrom:

1. WHEREAS the laws directing the payment of tax on lands, the tax of five shillings per hundred acres on all lands included n included in any patent where the same shall exceed piterts. when - fourteen hundred acres, have been found imperfect:

payable. For remedy whereof, JI. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That

Patents, for from and after the passing of this act, there shall be preemption paid to the register of the land office the aforesaid tax right;, & mili. of five shillings per hundred acres on all lapds included tarx bounties

excepted. in any patent, at the time of issuing the patent for the same, except on patents granted to persons entitled to lands by pre-emption or settlement rights, or for military bounties, or to those claiming under such persons entitled to pre-emption or settlement rights by marriage, marriage settlement, descent, or devise. III. And be it further enacted, That the

er enacted, That the money aris- Appropria ing from the aforesaid tax shall be appropriated to- tion of tax: wards the payment of interest due or which may here. after become due to the creditors of this state on the western waters, whose claims have been ascertained by commissioners appointed for that purpose, in such manner as the general assembly shall hereafter direct. IV. And be it further enacted, That so much of

any act or acts, as comes within the purview of this acts shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

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Chap. LIII in

CHAP. XIV. original.

An acl respecting future confiscations.

I, WHEREAS it is stipulated by the sixth article No future ponfiscations

of the treaty of peace between the United States and to be made.

the King of Great-Britain, that there shall be no future confiscations made;

II. Be it enacted, That no future confiscations shall be made; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.. Provided, That this act shall not extend to any suit depending in any court, which commenced prior to the ratification of the treaty of peace.

Chap. LIV in original.

See ante p. 1. WHEREAS the act of asseinbly, passed in the 146.

year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, intituled, "An act concerning pensioners," which has been continued by several subsequent acts, will expire at the end of the present session of assembly, and it is

expedient that the same should be further continued: Act concern II. Be it therefore enacted, That the act, intituled ing pension 1. An act concerning pensioners," shall continue and ors further continued. be in force from and after the expiration thereof, for

and during the term of three years, and from thenee to

the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer. Executive au- III. And he it further enacted, That the executive thorised to

shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empowplace persons on the pen. ered, to put on the list of pensioners, with such allowsion list. ances as to them shall seem just, all regular or militia

officers and soldiers who have been wounded or otherwise disabled in the service of their country, upon application being made to them therefor. And whereas

the said recited act, intituled " An act concerning pensioners," directs the courts of the several counties within this commonwealth to inquire into the bodily ability of all persons receiving annual pensions from the public, and to certify to the general assembly whether in their opinion they ought to be continued on the pension list; IV. Be it therefore enacted, That the said returns to certifycon

County courts shall be made to the executive, who are hereby author- dition of penized to continue or discontinue the said allowances, as sioners to exto them shall seem proper.

So much of any act or ecutive, in

stead of as acts, as comes within the meaning of this act, is hereby sembly repealed.

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formerly stood, upon Pianketank river, in the county of Middlesex, shall be, and the same is hereby revived; and there shall be paid and allowed to each of the inspectors fifteen pounds per annum.

And whereas it is represented to this present general assembly, that a new inspection of tobacco on the lands of Jacob Rubsamen, in the town of Manchester, will be of public utility; JII. Be it therefore enacted, That an inspection of Manchester

Warehouse, in tobacco shall be, and the same is hereby established on

town of Man. the lands of the said Jacob Rubsamen, in the said town chester esta. of Manchester, which shall be called and known by the blished. name of Manchester; and the transfer notes issued by the inspectors thereof, shall be payable for public dues in the same manner as those of Rockey Ridge; there shall be paid to each of the inspectors at Manchester warehouse the sum of sixty pounds per annum.

And whereas, the situation appointed by law whereon the warehouse for the inspection of tobacco in the town of Portsmouth was to be erected, is found inconvenient; IV. Be it therefore enacted. That the said warehouse in Portsmouth

Warehouse, shall be built on the lands of Thomas Veal, in the said to be erected town, any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

on land of Thomas Veal:

CHAP. XVIII.

Chap. LVII in original.

An act to revive an act, intituled An

act for adjusting claims for property impressed or taken for public service.

I. WHEREAS the act of assembly, passed in the

Act for adyear one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, inui- lusting claims tuled " An act for adjusting claims for property im- impressed for pressed or taken for public service," which was continl- public service ued and amended by several subsequent acts, bath ex

revived pired: And whereas there are many claims still due to the good people of this commonwealth, for property im-: pressed or taken from them for public use, which cannot be liquidated and allowed, unless the said recited act is revived:

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