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- CHAP. xxxi. (See vol. 9, An act for continuing an act entitled

428, 462, - Q e & " . . . . % An act for giving certain powers to

the governour and council.

Aarong WHEREAS the act of assembly, passed in the year certain pow: one thousand seven hundred and seventy seven, entiers to gover-tled “An act for giving certain powers to the gover. no mour and council,” which was continued by, an act ther contin. entitled “An act for continuing an act for giving cerued. tain powers to the governour and council,” which was farther continued by an act entitled “An act to extend the powers of the governour and council,” will expire at the end of this present session of assembly; and it is expedient that the same should be farther continued; Be it therefore enacted, That the act entitled “An act for giving certain powers to the governour and council,” shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, until the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer. - ;:

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Isoxol. 9, An act for continuing an act entitled p. 478.] - An act to empower the governour and council to superintend and regulate the publick jail.

Act empow- WHEREAS the act of assembly, passed in the year o:over one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, entijoo tied “An act to empower the governour and council superintend to superintend and regulate the publickjail,” will ex* . pire at the end of this present session of assembly, and ...: it is necessary the same should be continued; Be it

£ontinued therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the

said act shall continué and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, until the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.

CHAP. XXXIII.

An act for continuing an act entitled (see vol.9 An act to enable the governour and Pool council to supply the armies and navies of the United States and of their allies with grain and flour. . .

... WHEREAS the act of assembly, passed in the year, Act to ena. . one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, enti-oo.” ; i tled “An act to enable the governour and council to jo. supply the armies and navies of the United States and supply arof their allies with grain and flour,” will expire at the oo *: naend of this present session of assembly, and it is ne- jo. cessary the same should be continued; Be it therefore their allies, enacted by the General Assembly, That the said act ... shall continue and be in force from and after the expi- too ration thereof, until the end of the next session of as-

sembly, and no longer,

CHAP. xxxiv.

An act to increase the salaries of the ... clerks to the auditors of Öndlock ac

WHEREAS the salaries allowed to the clerk of Salaries of accounts and the assistant clerk, by an act entitled orks of air “An act forestablishing a board of auditors of pub- .." lick accounts,” have been found inadequate to their "o"

services; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the said former salaries shall cease, and in lieu thereof shall be paid to each of the said clerks the sum of eight hundred pounds by the year.

CHAP. XXXV.

An act to empower the justices of Staf. ford county to fiac on a proper place for erecting their courthouse.

Justices of WHEREAS it is represented to this present geneStafford ral assembly by the inhabitants of the county of Staf: ... ford, that the place fixed on by the justices thereof for . building a courthouse at or near Mr. William Garcentre of rard's, is neither central nor convenient; Be it therefore : enacted, That the justices of the peace for the said : out. county, or a majority of them shall, on or before the pose of e- first day of October next, having first by actual survey recting.... ascertained the centre thereof (provided such survey ** be by voluntary subscription) fix on some place as near such centre as convenience will admit, for building their courthouse. . .

CHAP. XXXVI.

An act for giving a farther time to the purchasers of lots in the town 4. of Bath to build thereon. . ... . . . . . . . - ll - o • ...: WHEREAS by an act of assembly, entitled “An of lots in, act for giving a farther time to the purchasers of lots :*. in the town of Bath to build thereon,” the period ::..." " therein limited for that purpose, will expire on the

first day of September next; and from the difficulty of procuring materials for building, it is necessary a farther time should be allowed; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the purchasers of lots in the said town of Bath shall be allowed until the first day of November, one thousand seven hundred and eighty two, as a farther time to build upon and save the same; any law to the contrary notwithstanding.

CHAP. XXXVII.

An act for disposing of the glebe of Russell parish, and for other purposes. - - .

WHEREAS it is represented to this present gene- vestry of ral assembly that it would be of great advantage to Bolpa. the minister of the parish of Russell, in the county o * Bedford, as well as to the inhabitants thereof, to sell förd, author. the glebe lands of the said parish, and to lay out the ised to sell money arising from such sale in the purchase of other” 8*. lands for a glebe; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the said glebe lands, with the appurtenances, be, and the same are hereby vested in Richard Stith, William Lastwitch, James Callaway, Jeremiah Early, and John Quarles, gentlemen in trust; that they, or the major part of them, shall sell the lands aforesaid at publick auction, for the best price that can be got, and convey the same to the purchaser or purchasers thereof, his or their heirs and assigns for ever. And be it farther enacted, That the money arising from such sale shall be by the said Richard Stith, William Laftwitch, James Callaway, Jeremiah Early, and John Quarles, laid out and applied towards purchasing a more convenient glebe for the use and benefit of the minister of the said parish for the time being for ever, - - - -

CHAP. XXXVIII.

An act to empower the Justices of

Mansemond county to hold courts

at such place as they shall appoint, and for other purposes.

...of WHEREAS by the burning of the town of Suffolk, oansemond . . . TTT - t & a too in the county of Nansemond, by the enemy in a late appoint a invasion, the courthouse of the said county was also !. for destroyed, whereby the justices of the said county will ... the behindered from iolding courts if not remedied. Be town of suf it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the comfolk, having monwealth of Virginia, and it is hereby enacted by the io. authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful 3:. . for the justices of the said county, after publick notice given, to meet and agree upon a proper place for erecting a courthouse and prison, and to appoint some person or persons to agree with an undertaker for performance of such work, and the expense thereof shall by the court of the said county be levied and assessed on the inhabitants thereof, in the same manner as other claims against the county are by law directed to be levied and assessed. g . ...And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the justices of the said county shall have full power and authority to hold courts at the courthouse so to be erected, and to hear and determine all matters cognizable before them; and until such courthouse can be erected, it shall and may be lawful for the said justices to hold courts for the said county at such convenient place as they shall appoint, and to hear and determine all matters cognizable before them without the formality of a writ of adjournment, and shall have power to adjourn from the place so appointed to the said courthouse, when the same shall be erected, without suing out a writ of adjournment; any law, custom, or usage to the contrary notwithstanding. .And be it farther enacted, That the sheriff of the said county shall cause publick notice to be given of the place appointed by the said justices for holding courts, until such courthouse shall be built. •

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