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CHAP. XXXIX.

An act for farther suspending the payment of the salaries heretofore given the Clergy of the church of England.

WHEREAS by an act of general assembly, passed Solaries of in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy .of six, entitled “An act for exempting the different socie- England furties of dissenters, and for other purposes therein men- ther contin: tioned;” it was enacted that so much of an act of as- * sembly made in the year one thousand seven hundred and forty eight, entitled “An act for the support of the clergy, and for the regular collecting and paying the parish levies,” or any other act providing salaries for the ministers, and authorizing the vestries to levy the same, except as in the cases excepted by the said act, was suspended until the end of the then next session of assembly; which said act hath been farther suspended by several other acts until the end of this session of assembly, and it is judged reasonable that the said suspension should be farther continued: Be it

therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That so much of the said act entitled “An act for the support of the clergy, and for the regular collecting and paying the parish levies,” as was suspended by the act of 1776, shall, and is hereby declared to be farther suspended until the end of the next session of assembly.

CHAP. XL.

An act to repeal an act entitled An act to prohibit the distillation of

Spirits from corn, wheat, rye, and other grain, for a limited time.

Act prohibi BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the .# o act of assembly, passed in the year one thousand seven rits from hundred and seventy eight, entitled “An act to prograin repeal hibit the distillation of spirits from corn, wheat, rye, ed, and other grain for a limited time,” be, and the same

is hereby repealed.

CHAP. XLI.

An act for disposing of the glebe in

the parish of St. Anne, in the coun. ty of Albemarle, and for other purposes. W

Glebe of pa. WHEREAS it is represented to this present geneish of St., ral assembly by the inhabitants of the parish of Flu+ *::::: i. vanna, in the county of Fluvanna, that by a late divibe sold, and sion of the parish of Saint Anne, in the county of Almoney divi bemarle, the glebe lands and improvements which o belonged to the parish of Saint Anne before the diviSt. Anne & sidm, now remain in the said parish of Saint Anne, Fluvanna, and it is just and right that the inhabitants of the said parish of Fluvanna should receive their proportionable part of the value thereof. Be it therefore enacted, That the said glebe with the appurtenances, be, and the same is hereby vested in Thomas Napier, George Thomson, John Cole, and John Harris, or any three of them in trust, that they sell and convey the same for a valuable consideration to be bona fide received

to any person or persons willing to become purchasers

thereof, to hold to such purchaser or purchasers in fee simple; that the money arising from such sale shall be equally divided between the said parishes of Saint Anne and Fluvanna, in proportion to the number of tithables in each parish, and the vestries of the said parishes respectively, shall apply the money when received in the purchase of other lands for a glebe for the use of their respective ministers for the time being for ever,

CHAP. XLII.

An act to restrict the delegates of this [chan. Rev. commonwealth in congress from en- ** gaging in any trade either foreign or domestick. .

I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That every Delegates to delegate hereafter to be chosen to represent this com- ..., monwealth in congress, shall before he départs this engaging in state, take the following oath or affirmation, to be ad- trade. ministered by any member of the privy council, or justice of the peace within this commonwealth, to wit: .* I A. B. do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am not directly or indirectly engaged in any merchandize, either foreign or domestick, except for commodities of my own growth or manufacture; and that I will not engage in any such merchandize so long as I continue a delegate in congress. So help me God.”

II. And be it farther enacted, That each of the dele- Their oath, gates heretofore chosen, and now representing this to that ef. state in congress, shall take the said oath or affirma- * tion, which shall be administered to them by any one of the delegates hereafter to be chosen, he having previously taken the said oath or affirmation.

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Part of the wounty of Augusta added to Moncmgalia.

CHAP. XLIII.

An act for adding part of the county of Augusta, to the county of Monongalia, and other purposes.

FOR adding part of the county of Augusta to the county of Monongalia: Be it enacted by the General .Assembly, That all that part of the said county of Augusta that lies to the north west of the following lines, to wit: Beginning at the dividing ridge between the waters of Elk and little Kenhawa rivers, and running thence till it intersects the ridge between the western fork of Monongalia and Elk river, thence with the said dividing ridge to the ridge dividing the waters of Tygers Valley and Buchanan prongs of the Monongalia, thence with the said ridge to the intersection of the said Tygers Valley prong by the said ridge, thence with the said ridge to the old line on the ridge between the waters of Tygers Valley prong and those of

Cheat river, and thence with the said ridge that di

vides Cheat river and the waters of Potowmack shall

be added to, and made part of the county of Monon

galia.

Provided always, That nothing herein contained

shall be construed to hinder the sheriff or collector of the said county of Augusta from collecting and making distress for any levies, taxes, or officers sees which may be due and unpaid by the inhabitants thereof, but such sheriff or collector may collect and distrain for the same, and be answerable for them in like manner as if this act had never been made. Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to hinder the court of the said county of

Augusta from laying their respective levies for this

present year upon that part of the inhabitants of the

said county hereby added to the said county of Mo

nongalia, and that the sheriff of the said county, of Augusta shall collect and account for the same in like manner as if this act had never been made.

. CHAP. XLIV.

An act for the manumission of a cer- - tain Slave.

WHEREAS a negro man slave named Kitt, the xia, a slave property of a certain Hinchia Mabry of the county of the proper.’ #. hath lately rendered meritorious service ty.9f Hinchia to this commonwealth, in making the first information *:::::. d and discovery against several persons concerned in for his mer. counterfeiting money, whereby so dangerous a con- torious serfederacy has been in some measure broken, and some . disof the offenders have been discovered and brought to counterfeit. trial; and it is judged expedient to manumit him for ers of money such service; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the said Kitt be, and he is hereby decla- . red to be emancipated and set free; any law or Jusage. ...; to the contrary notwithstanding. And it is foother enacted, That the treasurer of this commonwealth may, and he is hereby required to pay to the said Hinchia Mabry, on producing the auditors warrant, which they are hereby directed to grant, the sum of one thousand 3. pounds out of the publick treasury, as a full compen- . sation for the said slave. - . . .

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CHAP. XI.V. *- : [from Revi. sed Hills of

a. •oo-oo: octave 1779, chap. An act concerning escheators, or

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I. BE it enacted by the general Assembly, That there Rev. p. 106] shall be one escheator commissioned in every county ...” by the governour, on recommendation from the court 3. of the same county, except the counties in the Northern Weck, how Neck, who shall execute his office in proper person, *PPointed. and not by deputy; and shall before the court of the county be bound in the penalty of two thousand pounds with security, to be approved by the same court, duly to perform the duties of his said office. The said escheator shall sit in convenient and open places, and shall take his inquests of fit persons, who

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