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and generally to do and perform all things belonging

to the office of the clerk of the market within the said

Penalties for town. And every person to be elected to any office sis

refusing to afore-directed, and refusing to undertake and execute

execute om- tne game, shail pay the fineg (ol[ow;ngj tnat js to say;

The mayor fifty pounds, recorder forty pounds, aldermen thirty pounds, common councilnien twenty-five pounds, serjeant one hundred pounds, constable fifty pounds, clerk of the hustings court, an'd clerk of the market, each fifty pounds, surveyors of the streets or roads thirty pounds each, to be imposed by the judgment of the said court of hustings for the use of the town, and levied by execution against the goods and Officers.how chattels of the offender. And in case of misconduct in the. office of ma>or» recorder, aldermen, common councilrnen, or either of them, the others, being seven at the least, shall have power to remove the offender; and as to all other offices, the power first appointing: shall or may at pleasure revoke. And in case of vacancy *n the °^ce °f marJ recorder, aldermen or common councilmen, the vacancy shall be filled up in th« following manner: The recorder shall succeed the mayor, the eldest alderman succeed the recorder, and so on according to priority, to be reckoned by the . number of votes at the last election. And if a vacancy shall happen among the common councilmen, his place shall be filled from the body of the freeholders within the town, by ballot of the mayor, recorder, aldermen and common councilmen. Common IV. And be it farther enacted, That the mayor, re

conyGned°W corder' and two 6f the a'dermen sha11 have power, so convene . often ag ^y £n(j occasjonj to sunimon a common council of the said town, which shall consist of the mayor, recorder, two aldermen, and four common councilmen, at the least; that no law, order or regulation shall be binding and valid, nor shall the same be revoked or Property a'tere(^, or ^ne imposed for a breach thereof, unless heretofore seven members concur therein.

vested in V. And be it farther enacted, That all the property,

trustees,^ reaj an(j personal, now held or possessed by the trusthe donation tees. °f tne.sa^ town °f Fredericksburg, in law or of Archibald equity, or in trust for the use and benefit of the inhaMPherson, bitants thereof, and particularly the charitable donatoacTM- tion of the late Mr- Archibald M'Pherson, now vested tion. in tne trustees of the said town, in trust for the edjjcation of poor children, shall be, and the same are hereby transferred and vested in the mayor and commonalty of the said town, to and for the same uses, intents and purposes as the trustees of the said town now hold the same;,any former law, or any clause or devise in the said Archibald M'Pherson's will, to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. And in all courts of law and equity, this act shall be construed, taken and held most beneficially and favourably for the said corporation.

CHAP. II.

An act to repeal an act entitled an act for farther continuing an act entitled an act to empower the governor and council to lay an embargo for a limited time.

• I. BE it enacted, That an act entitled "An act Act empowfor farther continuing an act entitled An act to empow- ering goverer the governor and council to lay an embargo for a n.Qr&ieoun" limited time/5 shall be, and the same is hereby repeal- b^o^^* ed. pealed.

CHAP. III.

actfor farther continuing an act entitled an act to exempt artificers employed at iron ivorks from militia duty.

Act exempt- I. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed at the aUron last March session, entitled « An aet to exempt artifiworks, from cers employed at iron works from militia duty," which militia duty, was continued by an act passed at the last session, will °°n" exP^e.at the end of this present session of assembly; and it is expedient and necessary that the same should be farther continued:

II. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the act entitled "An act to exempt artificers employed at iron works from militia duty,5' shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, until the end of the next session/of assembly, and no longer.

CHAP. IV.

An act to suspend the execution of an act entitled an act to empower the court of Green Brier county to have a waggon road opened from their courthouse to the eastern wa

Act empow- iovv ering,court "*' «"

of Greenbri

er county to I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the ^roadT execution of the act of assembly entitled "An act to fen Jd from empower the court of Green brier county to have a their court waggon road opened from their court-house to the house to the eastern waters," and all proceedings had thereupon, nWa" shaU-H and the same are hereby suspended for the ternrof two years.

CflAP. V.

An act to empower the register of the tehan.Rev,

land office to appoint a deputy on p-143<1 "the western waters.

I. WHEREAS under the present mode established preamble, by law for obtaining grants for waste and unappro

priated lands within this commonwealth, many of the good citizens thereof are subject to great inconvenience and expei^ce in travelling to the land-office in order to produce the necessary title papers for obtaining, grants on the same; for remedy whereof,

II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the Register of register of the land-office shall, and he is hereby em- the land ofpowered to appoint a deputy, for whose good conduct fiQinaa§e lie shall be accountable, to reside in some convenient puty, to rel part of the Kentucky country, whose business it shall side in the fce to receive the platts and certificates of all surveys Kenlucky made within the counties of Lincoln, Jefferson, and C°Un ry' Fayette, together with the title papers apon which they His duties. are founded, to be by him registered in a book to be

kept for that purpose; all which platts and certificates of survey, as well as all such title papers, the said deputy register shall once in every six months, or oftener if convenient, transmit to the principal land-office, to be proceeded on in the same manner as if the entry had been there first made. And when titles are cornpleated upon the said platts and certificates of survey, the register shall forward the same to his deputy, who shall, after making a proper entry thereof in his office, deliver them out to the proprietorSo

CHAP. VL

An act to secure to persons who derive titles to lots, lands or tenements under the lottery, or under a deed of trust of the late William Byrd, esquire^ a fee simple estate therein*

I. WHEREAS there are divers persons possessed CharlesrCar- of lots in the towns of Richmond and Manchester, and surviving1 ° of lands and tenements contiguous thereto, who derive trustee of titles to the same under the lottery of the late William William Byrd, esquire/ whereof John Robinson, Peter Ran

B37hd' v!$to dolph, Peyton Randolph, Presley Thornton, John authorised to r > J . ~ r.' . Jm , „ J .

convey lots Page, Charles Carter, and Charles lurnbull, esquires, and lands, were appointed managers and trustees; and other perJ^H,111?^ sons are possessed of lands and tenements, who purryTand a &' chased and derived titles to the same, under a deed of deed of trust, bearing, date the eighteenth day of December, trust. one thousand seven hundred and fifty-six, made and

executed by the said William Byrd, esquire, to the said John Robinson, Peter Randolph, Peyton Randolph, Presley Thornton, John Page, Charles Carter, and Charles Turnbull, esquires, for the purpose of paying his, the said William Byrd's debts, which said deed of trust is recorded in the general court of this commonwealth. And whereas by the deaths of the said William Byrd, John Robinson, Peter Randolph, Peyton Randolph, Presley Thornton, and John Page, esquires, there are not now living a sufficient number of the said trustees to execute proper deeds of conveyance for the said lots, lands and tenements to the purchasers thereof, whereby the several proprietors are discouraged from improving the same: For remedy whereof,

II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly^ That the said Charles Carter, esquire, the only acting surviving trustee of the said William Byrd, be, and he is. hereby empowered and required, upon the application and at'the costs and charges of the said purchasers, to execute cleeds of conveyance iq fee simple for the afqresaid lots, lands and tenements to the respective pur

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