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of October now last past, which act as to so much thereof as relates to the imposition of the said duty, will expire on the twentieth day of October next ensuing.

II. And whereas by reason of the present short crop of tobacco, the said duty will not raise money sufficient for the purposes mentioned in the said act, and it is necessary that the said duty should be further continued: 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 so much of the said recited act of Assembly as relates to the imposing, collecting, and accounting for the said duty, shall continue and be in force from and after the said twentieth day of October next, until the twentieth day of October one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven, and no longer, and that the money arising from the said duty shall be paid to John Robinson, esquire, treasurer, or to the treasurer for the time being, appointed by, or pursuant to an act of Assembly, and by the said treasurer accounted for to the General Assembly, after deducting two per cent. for his salary in receiving the same, and shall be applied as is herein after directed.

III. And whereas by a late accidental fire large quantities of tobacco were burnt in the public warehouses at Coan, in the county of Northumberland, and at Deep-Dreek, in the county of Lancaster, an account of which tobacco, with the names of the proprietors, is stated in the memorials of the inspectors of the said warehouses respectively, and contained in a schedule hereunto annexed, for the relief of which sufferers, Be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the said treasurer, out of the money to be raised by this and the said recited act, shall, some time before the last day of July next ensuing, pay to the several proprietors of the tobacco burnt in the said last mentioned warehouses, and mentioned in the said schedule, after the rates following, that is to say, for the two hogsheads of crop tobacco inspected at Coan warchouse, in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty three, also for the transfer tobacco burnt in the said warehouse, for which the inspectors notes are out, and for the three hogsheads of uninspected tobacco burnt in the said warehouse after the rate of ten shil. lings and six-pence per hundred; for the nett transfer tobacco burnt in the said warehouse, and for which no notes are out, and also for all the transfer tobacco burnt in the said Deep-Creek warehouse, after the rate of eleven shillings per hundred; for the hogshead of crop tobacco inspected in the said Coan warehouse, in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty four, after the rate of twelve shillings per hundred; and for the crop tobacco inspected at each of the said warehouses of Coan and Deep-Creek, in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five, after the rate of twelve shillings and six-pence per hundred.

ly. And whereas by reason of the deficiency of the duty lạid by the said recited act, and the long time of payment of the duty hereby continued, the treasurer will not be able to pay the proprietors of the tobacco burnt the said Bolling's-Point warehouse at the time mentioned in the said act, and it will be injurious to the said proprietors to wait any longer, or even until that time, for such payment; they, and also the proprietors of the said tobacco burnt at Coan and DeepCreek warehouses, being by law entitled to immediate satisfaction for their losses: Be it therefore enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the said recited act as directs the treasurer to pay the said proprietors of tobacco burnt in Bolling's-Point warehouse for their said losses, on the last day of October next ensuing, be, and the same is hereby repealed, and that the said treasurer, out of the duties laid by this and the said recited act, shall, some time before the said last day of July next ensuing, pay the said several proprietors for their tobacco according to the rates and regulations in the said act mentioned, with an interest of five per centum per annum, from the time of passing the said recited act until the time of such payment.

V. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said John Robinson, or the treasurer for the time being, appointed as aforesaid, to issue or emit, at any time or times, before the last day of October next, and not after, in such proportions as he shall find necessary to answer the demands that shall be made on him, for the purposes of this and the said recited act, any number of treasury notes so as the whole sum of such notes shall not exceed the sum of ten thousand pounds current money, which notes shall be prepared, printed or engraved, and numbered in

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such form, and after such method as the said treasurer shall judge most convenient for their circulating in payments, and being safe from counterfeits and for. geries and shall be signed by John Robinson, esquire, treasurer, or the treasurer for the time being, appoint. ed as aforesaid, and Peyton Randolph, esquire, and Robert Carter Nicholas, gentleman, who shall be allowed twenty-five pounds each for their trouble in doing the same, to be deducted out of the allowance to the treasurer for emitting the said notes, and the said treasurer shall be allowed two per centum, upon the notes so to be issued for his trouble therein.

VI. And be it further enacted, That all such notes, so issued, shall be redeemable on the fifteenth day of December; one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven, and shall then be paid by the said treasurer; and further, that all such notes, shall be received and pass as a lawful tender in any payment, for any debt, demand, or duty whatsoever (except for the payment of his majesty's quit-rents) from and after the issuing of the same, for and during the time before specified for their redemption aforesaid.

VII. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons, shall forge or counterfeit, alter or erase, any treasury note issued by virtue of this act, or shall tender in payment by way of barter, or otherwise, to any person whatsoever, or shall demand a redemption of any such note at the treasury, knowing the same to be forged or counterfeited, altered or erased, every such person or persons, so offending, if lawfully convicted, shall be adjudged a felon, and shall suffer as in cases of felony without benefit of clergy.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the money to be raised by virtue of this and the said recited act, shall stand, remain, and be, as, and for a security for the redemption of the said treasury notes, so to be is. sued, and the said John Robinson, treasurer, or the treasurer for the time being, to be appointed as afore. said, is hereby required to apply all such money as shall come to his hands, by virtue of this and the said recited act, for, and towards the redemption of such treasury notes, and to no other purpose.

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A Schedule of the Tobacco burnt in Deep-Creck

warehouse, to which this Act refers.

Crop Tobacco.
Owners names.

Quan, of Transfer Tobacco. Quantity of
Marks. Num's. Nett tob.

Owners names. Nett tobacco

William Glascock, WG 1 950 Christopher Lawson, 1680 do.

do. 2 950 Miel Scurlock, 964
George Kerr, GK 1 950 Henry Tapscott, 558
do.
do. 950 Henry Newby:

178
do.
3 950 Mary Newby,

43 George M-Call, GM 1 950 George Kerr,

220 do.

do. 2 950 George M.Call, 1021 do.

do. 3 950 Transfer notes not Henry Tapscott, HTI 11

951 given in, amount-2811
do.
do. 12 945

ing to
do.

do. 13 949 do.

do. 14 953 do.

do. 15 946 1 Over the S and P is a fiGeorge Heale,

GSHI 20 950 gure of 4, and under them
James Bush,

IB 3 903 a Crow's foot.
Joseph Chinn; IPCI 16 986 * These are Letters in a
Samuel Brumley,

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3 1050 Henry Newby; HNI 1 950

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A SCHEDULE of the Tobacco burnt in Coan Warehouse, to which this Act refers.

Transfer Tobacco for which Notes are out.

Crop Tobaccoo.

Quan. Nett.

Number.

Quantity.

Number.

Quantity,

Number.

Quantity.

Number.

Number.o

Quantity.

Quantity. .

Marks. No.

Quantity.

Number. O

1753. Elizabeth Wanghop,
Dec. 14. Richard Walker,

1754. Jacob Haney,
Decem. Presley Thornton,
1755.

do.
Samuel Blackwell,

do.
Joseph Power,
Charles Betts,
Henry Edwards,
John Taff,
Charles Betts,
Joseph Humphries,
Jane Morehead,

Time when received.

Owners Names.

do.
do.
do.

do.

E W 8 1091 1074 15 1001 25 7 29 27 546 10 402 281 88 200
RW . 1 1018 1075 148 1002 35 731 40 550 60 403 13 90 22
IH 1996 1078 13 1004 150 732 138 552 46 404 36 91 25
PT 39 1007 1079 50 1006 85 732 15 555 285 405 72 98 70
do. 40 1032, 1082 51 1009 22 735 88 563 70 407 805 97 50
do, 41 1000 1084 99 1015 100 737 102 568 56 413 85 118 40
do. 42 832 1085 30 1017 10 738 250 576 25 406 55 124 122

do. 43 1042 1086 7 1018 170 745 246 578 75 413 50 125 32
SB: 9 950 1088 387 1019 10 756 15 581 62 418 24 126 91
do. 11

951 1089 160 1022 60 758 25 587 40 419 20 132 10
do. 28 955 1090 331 1023 76 768 70 592 8 421 113 136 60
IP 2 881 1091 28 1027 42 706 15 598 40 422 100 145 116
Св 3 950 1092 67 1032 148 710 150 602 116 425 91 148 14
HE 1 953 1093 55 1033 60 712 140 603 60 426 30 155 37
IT 1 952 1094 25 1034 100 715 60 608 200 432 50 157 300
CB 25 916 1095 35 1038 50 716 16 614 10 434 94 159 180
II

1 941 1096 55 1039 28 825 63 618 15 444 30 169 10 IM 6 972 1097 50 1040 16 827 30 619 12 448 90 179 50

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