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published in the several churches of the said parish of Newport, that application would be made to this Ge. neral Assembly to dock the intail of the said seven thousand eight bundred acres of land, called Curawaok, and to sell the same in fee-simple, and lay out the money arising by the sale of the said land in slaves, to be annexed to the said land called White Marsh, to the same uses, pursuant to your majesty's instructions; and James Bridger, gentleman, the next in remainder, in case of failure of issue of the said Joseph Bridger, the great grand son, being willing that the same should be done.
II. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Joseph Bridger, that it may be enacted, and 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 from and after the passing of this act, it shall and may be lawful, to and for the said Joseph Bridger, the great grandson, and in case of his death, his executors and alministrators, and he and they are hereby severally impowered to sell to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase the said seven thousand eight hundred acres of land called Curawaok, and make and execute all deeds and conveyances necessary in law for assuring unto the purchaser or purchasers, a good title in feesimple in the lands so to be purchased; and such purchaser or purchasers, by virtue of such deeds and conveyances, and of this act, shall for ever thereafter peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy the said lands, so purchased, to them and their heirs for ever, but the consideration money shall be paid, by such purchaser or purchasers, to Robert Burwell, Etheldred Taylor, Joseph Gray, Richard Baker, and Benjamin Cocke, gentlemen, in trust, and shall be by them, or the greater part of them, laid out in purchasing young negroes, or other slaves, of which one third at least shall be female and shall cause the names of all the said slaves to be recorded in the court of the said county of Isle of Wight; and after such slaves shall be purchased, the same, and their increase shall be, and are hereby annexed to the said tract or parcel of land, called White Marsh, and therewith, from time to time, and at all times bereafter, shall pass, descend, and go to the person and persons, to whom the said tract or parcel of land shall descend.
III. Provided, That the said slaves so annexed to the said land and their increase, shall not be liable to be taken in execution, and sold for the satisfying and paying the debts of the said Joseph Bridger, the great grandson, or any other person, who shall be tenant in tail of the said land, otherwise than the said land, before the passing of this act was liable.
IV. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and every other person or persons, other than the person or persons claiming the lands herein before mentioned, under the said will and codicil, all such right, title, interest, claim, and demand, as they, or any of them, should, or might have had or claimed, if this act had never been made. I V. Provided, That the execution of this act shall be suspended until his majesty's assent thereto shall be obtained.
Hiberniæ, vicesimo octavo.
At a General Assembly, begun and held at
the College in the City of Williamsburg, widdie, esq. on Thursday the twenty seventh day of February, in the twenty fifth year of the reign of our sovereign lord, George II. by the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred anıl fifty two. And from thence continued by several prorogations, to Thursday the first day of May, in the twenty-eighth year of his majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five, and then held at the Capitol in the City of Williamsburg; being the sixth session of this Assembly.
An Act for raising the sum of six thou
sand pounds, by a Lottery, for the fur.
I. WHEREAS it is found necessary that a sum of money should be raised, for the further protection of Preamble:
his majesty's territories, in this colony, against the encroachments of the French: And this present General Assembly being desirous that the same should be done, by way of a Lottery, as the most easy and effectual method.
II. BE it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant Go.
vernor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Managers. Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of
the same, That the following persons, to wit, John Robinson, Charles Carter, Peyton Randolph, esquires, Landon Carter, Carter Burwell, Benjamin Waller, and James Power, gentlemen, shall be managers and directors for the preparing and delivering tickets, and to oversee the drawing of the lots, and to order, do, and perform such other matters and things as are hereafter, in this act, directed and appointed to be done and performed by such managers and directors,
III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said managers and directors, and every of them, before they enter upon the execution of the trust hereby reposed in them, shall ta':e the following
oath, that is to say, 'T'heir oath. “I A. B. do swear, that I will faithfully execute
the trust reposed in me, and that I will not use any indirect art or means, or permit or direct any person to use any indirect art or means, to obtain a prize or fortunate lot, for myself or any other person whatsoever; and that I will do my utmost endeavour to prevent any sinister or undue practice to be done, by any person whatsoever, and that I will, to the best of my judgment, declare to whom any prize, lot, or ticket, of right does belong, according to the true intent of this act."
And shall moreover enter into bond, with one or more To give
sufficient security, in the penalty of twenty five thoqbond.
sand pounds, payable to his majesty, his heirs and successors, conditioned that he the said manager and director shall, and will, well and truly execute the trust and confidence reposed in him by this act, and render a just and true account of his actings and doings, receipts and payments, and all other things by him done and performed, by virtue and in pursuance of this act, to the General Assembly, when thereto required.
IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforeThe tickets, said, That the said managers and directors shall meet
together, from time to time, at some public office or place, for the execution of the powers and trusts reposed in them by this act, and that the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, present at any such meeting, shall cause books to be prepared, in which every leaf shall be divided or distinguished into three columns, and upon the innermost of such columns there shall be printed twenty five thousand tickets, numbered one, two, three, and so onwards in arithmetical progression, where the excess is to be one, until they arise to and for the number twenty five thousand, and upon the middle column of every of the said books there shall be printed twenty five thousand tickets, of the same length, breadth, and form, and numbered in like manner, which tickets shall severally be of such figure and form as the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, shall think most safe and convenient; and upon the third or extreme columns there shall be printed a third rank or series of tickets, of the same form and numbers with those in the two other columns; and upon every such ticket, in the third or extreme column of the said books, shall be written or printed, besides the number, words to this effect (received of
for this ticket one pound one shilling and six pence, current money) which shall entitle the proprietor of the same to such prize as shall be drawn against the said ticket.
V. And be it further enacted, by the authority afore- Managers to said, That the managers and directors aforesaid, or appoint a the major part of them, shall, and they are hereby receiver. impowered to appoint such person or persons, as they or the major part of them shall find necessary, for the disposal of the said tickets, to be receivers of the several sums of money before expressed, for the price of the said tickets, they the said managers and directors, first taking from such receiver or receivers, so appointed, such security, for the due answering and paying the moneys which they shall receive for the tickets to them delivered, to be disposed of as the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, shall judge reasonable and sufficient in that behalf; and the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, shall deliver to such receiver and receiv. ers, such, and so many of the said books, as to them shall seem necessary, for the disposal of the said tick