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o CHAP. IX.
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o - I. WHEREAS the act of Assembly made in the
tinued with amendments. o 11. BE it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant Goo vernor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General 4. -doseiubly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the suuv. , That the said recited act of Assembly, inlo tituleu, An act for regulating the practice of attornies, shall continue and be in force, from and after the end of this session of Assembly, for and during the term
o of tiree years, and from thence to the end of the next
* session of Assembly. And for preventing lawyers
* , taking unreasonable and exorbitant fees, and for the
o more equal settlement of the same.
* 111. de it Jurther enacted, by the authority aforesaid, ofo That during use continuance of the said recited act, *
Fo the lawyers in this colony shall not, directly, or indi
r: recuy, or by any device, way, or means whatsoever,
o exact, take, or receive, any greater or other fees or
o reward, for the following services, than what are
herein particularly mentioned and expressed, that is
o to say, lawyers practising in the general court, may . demand and receive, for an opinion or advice where : no suit is brought, one pound one shilling and six o pence; in any suit at common law, other than the ac
tions herein after mentioned, fifty shillings; in all
by petition, fifteen shillings; in all chancery suits, or real, mixt, or personal actions, thirty shillings; on a petition for a small debt, seven shillings and six pence: And any lawyer, for attending a survey in the country, for every day he shall attend, may demand one pound one shilling and six pence. And every lawyer exacting, taking, receiving, or demanding any greater fee, or other reward, for any of the above services, shall forfeit and pay fifty pounds for every offence, one half to our sovereign lord the king, his heirs and successors, for and towards the better support of this government, and the contingent charges thereof, and the other half to the informer, to be recovered by action of debt or information, in any court of record in this colony.
edit. 1769, in .let for allowing the inhabitants of the
p. 316. counties of Halifaar, Hampshire, and Bedford, to discharge their public dues and officers fees in money instead of tobacco.
9ilicers' fees I. FOR the more easy payment of all levies, se
o: cretary’s, clerks, and other officer's fees, by the inha
and o, bitants of the counties of Halifax, Bedford, and Hamp
payable in shire, who make little or no tobacco.
money. II. BE it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present General issembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said levies and fees, may be paid in money for tobacco, to wit, for the counties of Halifax and Bedford, at twelve shillings and six pence per hundred, on the nett tobacco; and for the county of Hampshire, on the gross tobacco, three farthings per pound, without any deduction, in the same manner as the inhabitants of the counties of Frederick and Augusta, are now by law impowered to do.
Jon Act for paying the Burgesses wages in money for this present session of .dssembly.
I. WHEREAS by one act of Assembly made in
the third and fourth years of the reign of his present Burgesses majesty, intituled, An act for the better regulating the wages payapayment of the Burgesses wages, it is amongst other o Ino
things enacted, that when any session of Assembly n
should be thereafter held, and upon examination of
Public levy or tax.
- CHAP. XII.
I. BE it 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 five pounds and an half of tobacco be paid by every tithable person within this dominion, for the deiraying and payment of the public charge of the country, being the public levy from the twenty seventh day of February, one thousand seven hundred and fifty two, to the first day of November, one thousand seven hundred and fifty three, 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 shall happen that there shall be more tithables in any county than the present levy is laid on, then such county shall have eredit for so much, to the use of the county; and if fewer tithables in any county, then such county shall bear the loss.
11. Provided abways, 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 collected from the tithables of such county, than will discharge the ballance after such allowance shall be deducted, and that every county court shall regulate the icvy accordingly.
III. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That the sheriff of every county shall, at the court of his county, to be held in the months of January, February, or Mareh next, give bond and security for the due collection and payment of the public levy, now laid and assessed.
.in .lct for appointing several new Ferries. o, p.
I. BE it enacted, by the Lieutenant Governor, Coun- New ferries cil, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, established.
and t is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That public terries be constantly kept at the places hereafter mentioned, and that the rates for passing the said ferries be as follows, that is to say, on James river, from four mile creek warehouse landing, on the land of Charles Woodson, in the county of Henrico, to the neck of land belonging to Tarlton Woodson, in the county of Chesterfield; and from the said Tarlton Woodson's, to the said Charles Woodson's, for a man four pence, and for an horse four pence: And from the land of Charles Ellis, in the county of Henrico, to the land of Daniel Weldon, in the county of Chesterfield; and from the said Weldon’s to the said Ellis's, for a man three pence, and for an horse three
pence: On the Fluvanna river, from the land of Ni-.
cholas Davis, at, or near the mouth of the double creeks, to his land opposite thereto, called Salopian Point, in the county of Albemarle, for a man three pence, and for an horse three pence:, On Staunton river, from the land of Robert Wade, in the county of Halifax, to the land opposite thereto, in the county of Lunenburg, for a man three pence, and for an horse three pence: On Bennet's creek, in the county of Nansemond, from Benjamin Bascombe's, to the land of James Buckston; and from the said Buckston’s to the said Bascombe's, for a man four pence, and for an horse four pence: On the western branch in Nansemond county, from Jeremiah Godwin's, to the land of James Benn, and from the said Benn's to the said Godwin's, for a man four pence, and for an horse four pence: On Rock Fish river, in the county of Albemarle, from the land of Thomas Joplin across the said river, for a man three pence, and for an horse three pence: On Patowmack river, from the land now in possession of John Posey, in the county of Fairfax, across the said river to the land of Thomas Marshall in Maryland; for a man one shilling, and for an horse