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CHAP. LIV.

An act for making an adequate provision for the officers of government.

WHEREAS the provision made for the treasurer of this commonwealth is quite inadequate to his services, Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the tourer? passing of this act, the treasurer for the time being, shall receive in lieu of his present salary, the sum of five thousand pounds per annum, and be empowered to employ such and so many clerks as he may judge necessary, the whole expense of whom to be paid by the publick, not exceeding the sum of six thousand five hundred pounds per annum.

AnA be it farther enacted, That the several officers herein after mentioned shall, for their respective services, be entitled to the following salaries, to be paid out of the publick treasury, in quarterly payments, after the same shall have been audited according to law: To the governour or chief magistrate of this com- Governor, raonwealth, the sum of seven thousand five hundred pounds per annum: To the members of the privy coun- Members of cil, the sum of twenty thousand pouuds per annum, to counciL be divided among them agreeable to their attendance on the duties of their office: To the judges of the high Judges. eourt of chancery, the general court, and the court of admiralty, for their services in their respective offices, as well as in the court of appeals, the sum of one thousand five hundred pounds per annum, each: To each Auditors, auditor of publick accbunts, the sum of three thousand pounds per annum: To the members of the board of war, the sum of three thousand pounds per annum, ^0^ ^s ° each: To the members of the board of trade, the sum \var, and oi of three thousand pounds per annum, each: To the at- trade, torney general, the sum of two thousand four hundred en^rfcai°rney pounds per annum: To the clerks of the privy coun- clerks of cil, the sum of sixteen hundred pounds per annum, cil. each: To the clerks of the auditors, the boards of war ^^t^" and trade, each, the sum of sixteen hundred pounds boards of per annum, in lieu of, and not in addition to, the sala- war & trade ries which they respectively receive at present. This act shall continue and be in force, from and after the passing thereof, for and during the term of one year,

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BEGUN AND HELD

the Public BnMmgs m the Townof Richmond, on Monday the ftrst da^ of May, m the ^ear of onv Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty and in the fourth ^ ear of the com* monvjeaUh,

CHAP. I *

An act to embody militia for the relief of South Carolina^ and for other purposes.

WHEREAS a dangerous invasion of South Caro- preamble, lina now threatens the loss of the capital of that state, and the troops engaged in its defence may be overpowered by superiour numbers', if timely aid be not sent to them. And as it is incumbent upon this state, on every principle of policy and good neighbourhood, to assist our friends and fellow citizens in distress, as speedily and effectually as possible; Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That two thousand five hun- ^ed^to redred infantry be forthwith called into service, in legal lief of South rotation, from the following counties, and in the fol- Carolina, lowing proportions (to serve three months from the time of their joining the army in South Carolina, if not -sooner discharged J that is to say: From Pittsylvania, ninety seven men; from Bedford, two hundred and two men; from Halifax, one hundred and forty

* In the original none of the acts of this session are numbered by chapters, nor are they separated by sections.—Such only as were published in the Chan, Rev. will be so noted in this edition.

one men; from Charlotte, eighty nine men; from Mecklenburg, one hundred and twenty eight men; from Prince Edward, seventy five men; from Amelia, one hundred and fifty four men; from Lunenburg, eighty three men; from Dinwiddie, one hundred men; from Brunswick, one hundred and sixty one men; from Buckingham, eighty four men; from Amherst, one hundred and thirty five men; from Powhatan, forty seven men; from Cumberland, sixty one men; from Chesterfield, one hundred and fourteen men; from Goochland, seventy five men; from Louisa, ninety four men; from Henrico, eighty three men; from Hanover, one hundred and thirty five men; from Fluvanna, forty men; from Caroline, one hundred and twenty eight men; from Spotsylvania, ninety two men; from Orange, eighty men; and from Henry, one hundred and eight men; to be officered and commantjec} as is herein after directed.

Vlacoof r*n- *^n(^ ^e ^far^icr ^.acted by the authority aforesaid, iezvous." Tnat so soon as tlie said quotas shall be completed, they shall be marched without delay to Hillsborough in North Carolina, as the place of general rendezvous; How organ- there to be formed into four regiments, each of which ^ed, shall be commanded by a colonel, a lieutenant colo

nel, a major, ten captains, twenty lieutenants, ten ensigns, and the usual number of non-commissioned officers, and be allowed a surgeon and surgeon's mate, to be appointed by the colonel, or other officer commanding each regiment when formed; and the whole to be under the command of a brigadier general, who, together with the field officers, shall be chosen by joint ballot of both houses, and commissioned by the gov'eraour; and the captains and other inferiour officers shall be appointed in the respective counties, in the • manner prescribed by law for militia drawn into actual service.

I>iscret\ona- Provided always, and be it enacted, That the briga

rnven^to'the ^er general to be appointed by this act, may use his

general. discretion upon a view of the then circumstances and

situation of the enemy, either to form and march the

militia by single battalions from the place of general

rendezvous as soon as a number sufficient to form a

battalion shall arrive there, or wait the coming of the

whole two thousand five hundred, as in his judgment

rnay best conduce to the purpose of relieving Sou.tb Carolina in the most speedy, prudent, and effectual manner: Any thing herein before contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

And be it farther enacted, That the pay of the militia Pay, rations, hereby called into service, shall be as followeth: For &?,.°f th<r the brigadier general, one hundred and twenty five ^{nTo ser*" pounds of tobacco, and ten rations per day; for a co- vice, lon.el, sixty pounds of tobacco, and six rations a day; a lieutenant colonel, fifty five pounds of tobacco, and five rations; a major, fifty pounds of tobacco, and four rations; a captain, forty pounds of tobacco, and three rations; lieutenants each, thirty pounds of tobacco, and two rations; an ensign, twenty pounds of tobacco, and two rations; an aid de camp to the brigadier general, fifty pounds of tobacco, and four rations; the brigade major, fifty pounds of tobacco, and four rations; a brigade quarter master, forty pounds of tobacco, and three rations; an adjutant and quarter master, fifteen pounds of tobacco each, in addition to their pay as i

officers in the line; a serjeant major, twelve and a half pounds of tobacco, and one ration; a surgeon, fifty pounds of tobacco, and four rations; a surgeon's mate, forty pounds of tobacco, and two rations; a serjeant, ten pounds of tobacco, and one ration; a corporal, eight and an half pounds of tobacco, and one ration; a quarter master's serjeant, twelve and an half pounds of tobacco, and one ration; a drummer and fifer the same as a corporal; and the privates each, seven and an half pounds of tobacco, and one ration per day. And where back rations shall be due to any officer, tp be appointed under this act, that the same shall be paid for at the rate of two pounds and an half of tobacco for every ration so due.

And whereas the use of cavalry hath been found sin- Troop of cagularly serviceable in South Carolina; Be it enacted valry how by the authority aforesaid, That a troop of fifty horse be raised in the following manner: Tha"t fifty of the men herein before directei to be called into service as infantry, be formed into a troop of cavalry, if so many shall be willing to find their own horses, to be commanded by a captain, one lieutenant, and a cornet; to be appointed and commissioned by the governour, with advice of council; and that the captain's pay shall be the pay of a major of infantry, the lieutenant of a captain of infantry, and the cornet and quarter master

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