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nesday and every Saturday in the week; and by a Of borough charter passed under the great seal of this colony, of Norfolk. bearing date at Williainsburg, the fifteenth day of September, in the tenth year of his present majesty's reign, the town of Norfolk is erected into a borough, by the name of the borough of Norfolk, and the inhabitants thereof are made a body corporate, consisting of a mayor, recorder, eight aldermen, and sixteen common council men, with capacity (amongst other things) to hold and keep three markets weekly, that is to say, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, in eve

And whereas it hath been found very inconvenient for the inhabitants of the said city and borough not to hold a market oftener; and application bath been made to the honorable Robert Dinwiddie, esquire, his majesty's lieutenant-governor and commander in chief of this colony, for leave to pass an act, To enlarge the power of the Corporations of the said City and Borough, with respect to their markets, and he hath been pleased to give his consent thereto: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the mayor, Market days recorder, aldermen, and common council men of the said city and borough, respectively, and their succegsors, to appoint such days for holding a market in the said city and borough in every week as they shall think proper, and to set such toll on all such cattle, goods, wares and merchandizes, and other commodi. ties as shall be sold in the said markets, as they shall think reasonable, not exceeding the several sums mentioned in the said charters.

II. And be it further enacted, by the authority afore- Market said, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the House. mayor, recorder, aldermen, and common council men of the said city and borough respectively, or the major part of them in common council assembled, to levy and assess by the poll, on the tithable persons inhabiting within the said city and borough, all such sum and sums of money as shall be necessary for building a house or houses, and providing all things necessary for holding a market within the said city and borough, respectively, if their chamber be deficient, and to appoint a collector of the same; and if any person or persong shall neglect or refuse to satisfy or pay the mo

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ney so on him, her, or them levied and assessed, according to the time appointed for payment thereof, it shall and may be lawful to and for such collector, by warrant from under the hand of any magistrate of the said city or borough, respectively, to levy the money so due by distress and sale of the delinquents goods, in the same manner as for non-payment of public and

county levies in this colony. Boundaries ill. And for ascertaining the bounds of the said boof Norfolk, rough, Be it enacted, That the mayor, recorder, and how esta

aldermen of the said borough, for the time being, be, blished.

and they, or any four of them, whereof the mayor shall be one, are hereby impowered to order and direct a compleat survey to be made of the streets and lots within the said borough, and a plan thereof to be drawn, which shall be recorded in the court of the said borough, and that the charge thereof be paid by the freeholders of the said borougli, and levied and assessed

on them in the manner herein before directed. Streets and IV. And whereas the streets and landings in the landings in

town of York are in so ruinous a condition that they York, how repaired.

cannot be repaired in the ordinary method by the surveyor and his hands without a considerable expence, it being necessary in some places to widen and support them with a brick wall from being washed away by the hasty showers of rain, Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the justices of the county of York shall be, and they are hereby impowered and required, some time before the first day of August next ensuing, to levy so much money upon the inhabitants of the said town and owners of the lots there as shall be sufficient for repairing, widening and maintaining the said streets and landings, and to rate and assess the same upon the said inhabitants and owners in such proportion as they shall think proper, having regard to the value of the lots without the improvements; and in case any person shall refuse to pay such assessment to cause the same to be levied on the estate of the person so refusing; and where any such inhabitant is tenant to another person the landlord shall allow such assessment out of the next year's rent; and the money so to be levied shall be paid to William Nelson, Thomas Nelson, Dudley Digges, John Norton, and Edward Ambler, or any three of them, who are hereby impowered and required to apply the same towards the repairing, widening and maintaining the streets and landings of the said town.

V. And whereas it hath been represented to this as. Certain lots sembly, that Gwyn Read, gentleman, did formerly lay of Gwyn

Read added out a parcel of his lands in the county of York, conti- to town of guous to the said town of York, into lots, and the pur- York. chasers of part of the said lots have made considerable improvements thereon, and are desirous that the said lots may be taken into the limits of the said town, and that they may enjoy all the privileges of the freeholdcrs and inbabitants thereof: Be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the lands laid out as aforesaid, by the said Gwyn Read, into lots, adjoining the said town, which have been, or shall be hereafter built upon, and saved according to the rules and regulations required for saving lots in the said town, shall be added to and made part of the said town, and the freeholders and inhabitants thereof shall then be entitled to, and have and enjoy all the rights and privileges, and immunities granted to or enjoyed by the freeholders and inhabitants of the said town: And the inhabitants and owners of the said lots already built upon shall and may be assessed for and towards the repairing, widening and maintaining the streets and landings in the said town, in like manner and proportion and under such regulations as are herein before mentioned.

CHAP. XVII.

An Act for raising a Public Levy.

BE it enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Coun- Taxes for oil and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, 1757. and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That ten pounds of tobacco be paid for every tithalle person within this dominion, for the defraying and payment of the public charge of the country, being the public levy from the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and fifty five, to the fourteenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven,and that it be paid by the collectors of the several counties, to the several persons and counties respectively, to whom it is proportioned by this general assembly: And if it

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shall happen that there shall be more tithables in any county than the present levy is laid on, then such county shall have credit for so much to the use of the coun. ty; and if fewer tithables in any county, then such county shall bear the loss.

Il. Provided always, That where any allowance is made in the book of proportions to any county to be paid in the same county, no more per poll shall be col. Jected from the tithables of such county than will discharge the balance, after such allowance shall be de. ducted, and that every county court shall regulate the levy accordingly.

III. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the sheriff of every county shall at the time of giving bond for the due collection and payment of the next county levy, also give bond and security for the due collection and payment of the public levy now

laid and assessed. Sheriff's to IV. And whereas great inconveniences do arise to set up lists

the inhabitants of this colony; through their want of of taxes and levies.

knowing the particular taxes and levies, which they are by law obliged to pay, and the more ignorant are liable to be imposed upon by the sheriffs who collect the said taxes and levies; for remedy whereof, Be it further enacted, That the sheriffs of the several counties within this dominion, shall and they are hereby required to set up in some public place in their respective court houses, on the court days in the months of March, April, and May annually, a list of the several taxes and levies, which they are to collect and receive from the inhabitants of their said counties respectively; and if any sheriff shall neglect to set up such list as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay fifty pounds for every such failure, one moiety whereof shall be to our sovereign lord the king for the public use, to be paid to the treasurer of this colony for the time being, and the other moiety to the informer, to be recovered by åction of debt in any court of record within this doinion.

CHAP. XVIII.

part divided.

An Act for dividing the Parish of Saint

Anne, in the County of Albemarle. 1. WHEREAS the parish of Saint Anne, in the Part of St. county of Albemarle, by reason of the great extent Anne's par thereof, is very inconvenient to the inhabitants: Be it

marle added therefore enacted, by the Lieutennnt-Governor Council, to Frederand Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it icksville. is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That from and after the twentieth day of July next all that part of the said parish of Saint Anne which lies on the north side of te Rivanna River, and above, a northcast line to be drawn from King's Ford to the line of Frederiksville parish, and from the said Ford up the said river to the Secretary's Ford, and from thence by the main road leading to Wood's Gap, in the Great Mountains, be added to the said parish of Fredericksville and made part thereof.

II. And be it further enacted, by the authority afore- Remaining said, That from and after the said twentieth day of July, the remaining part of the said parish of Saint Anne be divided into two distinct parisbes, that is to say: All that part thereof lying on the north side the Fluvanna River, including all the islands in the said river, shall be one distinct parish, and retain the name of St. Anne: And all that other part thereof, lying on

Parish of the south side of the said river, shall be one other dis. Tillotson tinct parish, and called and known by the name of formed. Tillotson.

III. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the freeholders and housekeepers of the said parishes of Saint Anne and Tillotson, respectively, shall meet at some convenient time and place to be ap-. pointed, and publicly advertised by the sheriff of the said county of Albemarle, at least one month before the first day of October next following, and then and there elect twelve of the most able and discreet persons of their respective parishes to be vestrymen there. of, which vestrymen so elected, having, in the court of the said county, taken and subscribed the oaths appointed to be taken instead of the oaths of allegiance and supremacy, and taken and subscribed the oath of abjuration, and repeated and subscribed the test, and

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