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Hugh Adie, in building the said court house, as far as they proceeded therein, and the materials provided by them for that purpose, to be worth.
An Act for appointing Trustees for the
towns of Richmond and Falmouth. I. WHEREAS the inbabitants of the town of Rich- Trustees, for mond, in the county of Henrico, have represented to towns of this present General Assembly, that they labour under
and Fal. great inconveniencies, for want of trustees to lay off mouth apand regulate the streets, and to settle the bounds of pointed the lots in the said town:
II. 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 from and after the passing of this act, . the honourable Peter Randolph, esq. William Byrd, esq. William Randolph, Bowler Cocke, the younger, Richard Randolph, Thomas Atchison, Samuel Gleadowe, Samuel Du-Vall, and John Pleasants, gentlemen, be constituted and appointed trustees for the said town; and they, or any five or more of them, are hereby authorised and impowered, from time to time, and at all times hereafter, to lay off and regulate the streets of the said town, and to settle and determine all disputes concerning the bounds of the lots of the said town, and to settle and establish such rules and orders, for the more regular and orderly building of the houses in the said town, as to them shall seem best and most convenient.
III. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That in case of the death, removal out of the country, or other legal disability of any one or more of the trustees before nained, it shall and may be lawful for the surviving or remaining trustees, from time to time, to clect and choose so many other
persons, in the room of those so dead or removed, as shall make up the number of nine, which trustees so chosen shalt
be, to all intents and purposes, vested with the same power as any other in this act particularly nominated and appointed.
IV. And whereas by an act of Assembly, made in the first year of his present majesty's reign, intituled, An act for erecting a town in each of the counties of Spottsylvania and King George, certain directors and trustees were appointed, for designing, building, and carrying on the town of Falmouth, in the county of King George, who are all since dead except one, and a succession of the said directors hath not been continued as that act requires: And, it being necessary and expedient that the said town of Falmouth should be supported and maintained, and the bounds and street: thereof properly ascertained; for which purt pose, and for the better regulation of the said town, Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of this act, Charles Carter, esq. Thomas Turner, Peter Hedgman, John Champe, Robert Jackson, Charles Carter, the younger, John Fitzbugh, Roger Dixon, Andrew Ross, Samuel Donne, and Robert Rae, gentlemen, be constituted and appomted, and they are hereby constituted and appointed directors, and trustees, for building, carrying on, and maintaining the said town of Falmouth as the same was laid off, pursuant to the before recited act of Assembly; and the said directors, or any four or inore of them, shall have power to meet as often as they shall think necessary, and cause the bounds of the said town and streets to be surveyed and properly ascertained, and to examine into the titles of the present possessors of any lot or lots within the said town; and it any lot or lots appear to have been sold by the former trustees, and no conveyance by them made to the purchasers, their heirs, or assigns, that then any two of the trustees hereby appointed, shall and may, upon payment of the purchase money, where the same has not been already paid, by some sufficient conveyance, convey the fee simple estate of such lot or lots to the purchasers, who shall peaceably and quietly hold, possess, and enjoy the same, as in the said act is mentioned: And the said directors and trustees, or any four or more of them, are hereby fully impowered to settle an account with the surviving trustee, his heirs, executors, or administrators, of the sale of the lots and disposal of the purchase money, and to dis
pose of the overplus of the money arising from the sale of the lots to, and for, the same uses as in the before recited act of Assembly are pres ribed and set down, for the common benefit of the inhabitants of the said town, and to make and establish such rules and orders for the more regular building the houses, and for repairing and amending the streets and landings, and making and erecting wharfs and cranes, under the same penalties and restrictions as in the before recited act of Assembly is directed, prescribed, ordained and appointed, for the said town of Falmouth; and the succession of the said directors shall be continued in the same manner as therein is also direrted, for continuing the succession of the former directors.
An Act to vest the right of two acres of
land, whereof Elizabeth Exum is seized in fee-simple, in the justices of the county of Southampton, to the use of the said county.
I. WHEREAS the justices of the county of South- Certain ampton have, at the charge of the said county, erect- lands of Elied a court house, prison, pillory, whipping post, and zabeth Ex: stocks, for the use thereof at Flowers's briilge, on the in justices of land of Elizabeth Exum; but the said Elizabeth Exum Southampbeing a lunatic, the said justices cannot purchase the ton. land whereon the same are erected, pursuant to the directions of the act of Assembly, intitled, An act for establishing county courts, and for regulating and settling the proceedings t'erein; and the said justices, and Exum Scott, the committee of the said Elizabeth Exum, have made application to this General Assembly, to have the right of two acres of land, whereon the said buildings are erected, vested in the said justi. ces, for the use of the said county;
II. BE it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present Grneral Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the justices of the said county shall, and may, and are hereby impowered and required, within six months after the passing of this act, to survey and lay out, by metes and bounds, two acres, parcel of the lands of the said Elizabeth Exum, whereon the said buildings are erected, to and for the use of the said county; which said bounds shall be recorded in the records of the same, and the marks thereof renewed from time to time, as occasion may require; and after the same shall be surveyed and laid out as aforesaid, the said court shall and may order two freeholders, of their said county, to view the said two acres of land, and make a report, under their hands and seals, to the next court to be held for the same, of the true value thereof; which report the said court shall order to be recorded, and at the charge of the said county, pay down the valuation money to the said committee of the said lunatic, for her use; and from and immediately thereafter, the said justices, and their successors, shall stand seized and possessed of the said two acres of land, to and for the use of the said county, of and in the same, estatc, and to the same uses, intents and purposes, as if the same bad been by them purchased, pursuant to the direction and authority of the aforesaid act, and to and for no other use, intent, or purpose, whatsoever.
An Act to confirm the title of lands pur
chased of the Nottoway Indians, and for other purposes, therein mentioned.
I. WHEREAS by an act of Assembly, made in the lands pur- first year of his present majesty's reign, intituled, An chased of
act to enable the Nottoway Indians to sell certain Nottoway Indians con
lands therein mentioned, and for discharging the Infirmed. dian interpreter; the chicf men of the said Indians, by
and with the consent of John Simmons, of the county of Isle of Wight, Thomas Cock, and Benjamin Edwards, of the county of Surry, gentlemen, trustees, were impowered and authorised to make sale of all, or any part of thier circular tract of land, of six miles diameter, situate on the north side of Nottoway river, in that part of the county of Isle of Wight, which is Southampton, and after any agreement made for the sale of any part of the said land, so that such part should not exceed four hundred acres to any one person, it should be lawful for the said chief men, together with the said trustees, the survivors or survivor of them, to seal and deliver a deed of feoffment, and to make livery of seisin upon the land, to be indorsed upon such deed, to the purchaser, who immediately after the execution thereof, should pay down to the said chief men, the purchase money, for which a receipt should likewise be indorsed on the deed; and that any feoffment $0 executed and acknowledged, or proved by the oaths of three witnesses, and recorded in the court of the said county of Isle of Wight, should be sufficient, in law, to pass the fee simple estate of such lands, to the purchaser or purchaser's thereof: And whereas the chief men of the said Indians, did sell the said tract of land, but before deeds for the same were execated, pursuant to the directions of the said act, the said trustees died, by reason whereof the titles of the purchasers of the said land are defective, and disputes are likely to arise between the said Indians, and the said purchasers; for prevention whereof, and that the said purchasers may have a legai title to the said land:
II. BE it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of ihis present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the chief men of the said Nottoway Indians be, and they are hereby impowered, by and with the consent of Etheldred Taylor, Thomas Jarrell, Robert Jones, the younger, and Joseph Gray, gentlemen, who are hereby appointed trustees, or the survivors or survivor of them, to seal and deliver a deed or deeds, indented to any person or persons who have purchased any part of the said land, according to the directions of the said act; and such deed or deeds, being acknowledged, or proved, by the oaths of three witnesses, in the general court, or the county court of Southampton, and recorded, shall be as effectual in law, to