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To Thomas Blackmore, for do. to Indians,
To Charles Morgan, for do.

John Duncan, for do.
Catharine Hollzelaw, for do.
Tilman Weaver, for horse hire,
John Embers, for provisions,
Robert Montgomery, for do.

Richard Coventon, for provisions,
To John Markham, corporal, for 66 days service,
To Francis Braunough, an express,

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RICHMOND COUNTY.

To the executors of Moore Fantleroy, deceased, for

carrying drafted soldiers to Fredericksburg, in 1756,

1. 3 $ 8

SURRY COUNTY.

To captain William Seward, jun. for the balance of

his pay, and the pay of the guards conducting

drafted soldiers to Fredericksburg, To Robert Gray, for provisions to Indians, To William Cocke, for do.

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SUSSEX COUNTY.

To captain James Wyche for his pay, and the pay of

the guards conducting drafted soldiers to Fredericksburg,

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To captain Peter Butts for his pay, and the pay of

the guards conducting drafted soldiers to Fred

ericksburg, To Mr. Benjamin Simmons for victualling drafted

soldiers in goal, and for the bounty paid to two Volunteers,

13 18 1

l. 22 6 1 18 3 6

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY.

1. S. d.

To captain Thomas Estis for his pay, and the pay

of the guards conducting drafted soldiers to Fredericksburg,

STAFFORD .COUNTY.

1.3 8 00

To captain Withers Conway for his pay, and the pay

of the guards conducting drafted soldiers to Winchester, and for subsistance,

l. 17 2 6

WESTMORELAND COUNTY.

To captain John Newton for his pay, and the pay of

the guards conducting drafted soldiers to Fred

ericksburg, To major John Martin, for carrying drafted soldiers

to Fredericksburg, in 1756.

8 1

4 13

1. 12 14 00

YORK COUNTY.

To captain Robert Shield for his pay, and the pay of

the guards conducting the drafted soldiers of this county, and of Warwick county to Fredericks

burg, To doctor James Carter, for cutting off and curing

a soldier's arm, To major John Prentis, for carrying drafted soldiers

to Fredericksburg, in 1756,

9 1

10

1. 37 4 6

CHAP. II.

An Act for appointing commissioners to ex

amine and state the accounts of provisions, and the pay of the militia, and of the damages done the inhabitants of this colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Commission- 1. WHEREAS several accounts, for the pay of the ers to ascer- militia drawn out into actual service, and the provitain pay and sions supplied the said militia, and the Indians who of militia,

have come to the assistance of this colony; and for the and damages damage done to the inhabitants by those Indians, and done by Che- for the pay of the officers and guards who conducted sokees and Catawba In

the drafted soldiers to Fredericksburg and Winchesdians. ter', remain unsettled by this present general assem

bly, for want of proper vouchers and certificates; and it will be a great saving to the colony to have commissioners appointed in the country to settle and adjust the same: Be it therefore enacted, by the LieutenantGovernor, Council and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the sume, That Gabriel Jones, John Maddison, and Thomas Lewis, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners for the counties of Hampshire, Augusta, and Hanover; William Cabbell, junior, John Nicholas, and Samuel Jordan, gentlemen, commissioners for the county of Albemarle; Clement Read, Abraham Maury, and Richard Witton, gentlemen, commissioners for the counties of Bedford, Halifax, and Lunenburg; Henry Lee, Henry Peyton, Thomas Slaughter, and William Green, gentlemen, commissioners for the counties of Prince- William, Stafford, Orange, and Culpeper; John Hite, James Wood, and Robert Rutherford, gentlemen, commissioners for the county of Frederick; and Peter Legrand, Thomas Tabb, and John Nash, gentlemen, for the counties of Amelia, and Prince-Edward, to examine, state, and settle the accounts for provisions and pay of the militia of the county, or counties of which they are appointed commissioners, respectively, and for provisions for the Indians who have come to the assistance

of this colony, and for the damages done by those Indians to the inhabitants of those counties, respectively, and for the pay of the officers and guards who conducted the drafted soldiers of the said counties to Fredericksburg or Winchester, and that William Prentis, Thomas Everard, and James Cocke, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners to examine, state, and settle all other accounts of the pay of such officers and drafts; and that the said commissioners for the said counties of Hainpshire, Augusta, Albemarle, Lunenburg, Culpeper, Prince William, Bedford, Halifax, and Frederick, respectively, or any two of them, shall, and they are hereby im powered and required to meet, for the purposes aforesaid, at such times and places as they shall respectively think fit and convenient, of which time and place public notice shall be advertised at the court-house of each respective county, at least one month before such meeting; and the said commissioners for the several other counties shall meet at such time as they shall think fit, of which public notice shall be given in the Virginia Gazette at least one month before such meeting, and to adjourn from time to time until they shall have settled all the accounts herein before mentioned and directed to be settled by them respectively; and shall have power to call all persons concerned in settling the said accounts before them, and to administer an oath or oaths to any person or persons for their better information in the premisses: And that the said commissioners, or any two of them, shall certify the accounts for provisions, and for the pay of the militia, so by them examined, stated, and settled, to the governor or commander in chief for the time being: And the said commissioners, or any two of them, shall also certify the accounts, together with the vouchers and certificateş of the damages done by the said Indians to the inhabitants of the said counties respectively, to the next general assembly after the settlement of the said accounts: And the said commissioners are hereby directed, in stating and settling the said accounts, to allow no more than half pay to a captain and a lieutenant, where it shall appear their companies consisted of less than forty men; and to allow clerks and artificers, employed by captains or lieutenants, no more than soldiers pay, except such artificers were absolutely necessary.

E2-VOL. 7.

II. And wbereas several accounts, referred to a committee constituted by an act of assembly, intituled, An Act for granting an aid to his majesty, for the better protection of this colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned, remain unsettled: Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the said committee be, and the same is hereby discharged from proceeding any further in the settlement of such accounts; and that the before named William Prentis, Thomas Everard, and James Cocke, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby constituted and appointed commissioners to examine, state, and settle the same.

CHAP. II.

An Act for erecting a town on the land of Lewis Stephens, inthe county of Frederick: For enlarging the town of Winchester, and for erecting a town on the land of Nicholas Minor, in the county of Loudoun.

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S. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this pre-
Town of
Stephens.. sent general assembly, that Lewis Stephens being
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geised and possessed of nine hundred acres of land, blished.

near O peccan, in the county of Frederick, hath surveyed and laid out forty acres, part thereof into lots of half an acre each, with proper streets for a town, and hath caused a plan thereof to be made, and numbered from one to eighty inclusive, and hath annexed to each of the said lots numbered 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, five acres of land, and to each of the remaining sixty lots ten acres of land, part of the said nine hundred acres: All which lots, with the lands annexed thereto, are purchased by different persons who are now settling and building thereon, and humbly desire that the same may be by act of assembly erected into a town, and that they may enjoy the like privileges as freeholders and inhabitants of other towns in this colony

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