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any wjse notwithstanding:, Provided always neverthe? Actual pay-• j^That in all cases where actual payments have plwtial, to01been made, by any person or persons, of any sum" or stand for sums of the aforesaid paper currency, at any time or nominal a- times, either to the full amount or in part payment of mounL any debt, contract or obligation whatsoever, the party paying the same, or upon whose account such sum or sums have been actually paid, shall have full credit for the nominal amount of such payments, and such payments shall not be reduced, any thing in this act, or in any other act or acts, to the contrary in any manner notwithstanding.

Executions HI, And whereas many of the inhabitants of this suspended, state have been exposed to the ravages of the enemy, except for all(j other distresses incident to a state of war, by means *lebIs^Hf^° whereof they have been by violence deprived of the

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\\ealth. fruits of their labour and industry, and thereby rendered for the present incapable of paying many of their just debts: Be it therefore enacted, That in all cases, except such as are hereafter excepted, where judgment has been or may hereafter be obtained for the payment of any sum or sums of money, execution shall not issue thereupon before the first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three,* except when judgment has been or may be obtained for any sum or sums of money due to the commonwealth, for taxes or otherwise, against any public collector, or any other

Except also person or persons whatsoever: And also in all cases

for rents, & where any such judgment hath been or may hereafter

due for the rent or use of any

lands, plantations, houses, ferries or fisheries, or for the hire of any slave or slaves, or of any servant or servants: Provided, That all judgments so staid shall carry interest at the rate of five per centum per annum until paid. Scale of dc- IV. And be it farther enacted, That the following

preciation, scale of depreciation shall be the rule to determine the yalue of the several debts, contracts and demands in this act mentioned, compared with silver and gold: In the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy* • , seven.

in 1777, January one and a half, February one and a hal£

March two, April two and a half, May two and a half,

« See May 1782, c,44. October 1782, c. 45. Oct. 1783, c, 30.

June two and a half, July three, August three, September three, October three, November three, December four.

In the year one thousand seven hundred and seventyeight.

January four, February five, March five, April five, la 1778. May five, June five, July five, August five, September five, October five, November six, December six. In the year one thousand seven hundred and seventynine.

January eight, February ten, March ten, April six- In 1779< teen, May twenty, June twenty, July twenty-one, August twenty-two, September twenty-four, October twenty-eight, November thirty-six, December forty.

In the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty. r

January forty-two, February forty-five, March fifty, April sixty, May sixty, June sixty-five, July sixty-five, August seventy, September seventy-two, Octobe^ seventy-three, November seventy-four, December seventy-five. In the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one.

January seventy-five, February eighty, March nine-In ly, April one hundred, May one hundred and fifty, June two hundred and fifty, July four hundred, August five hundred, September six hundred, October seven hundred, November eight hundred, December one thousand.

V. And be it enacted, That where a suit shall be Courtsmay brought for the recovery of a debt, and it shall appear determine that the vatee thereof hath been tendered and refti^ed; disputes acor where it shall appear that the non-payment thereof carding to iijs owing to the creditor; or where other circumstances equi y* arise which, in the opinion of the court before whom the cause is brought to issue, would render a determination agreeable to the above table unjust; in either case it shall and may be lawful for the court to award ^uch judgment as to them shall appear just and equitable. And where any verdict hath been given for damages between the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven,and the first day of Jan- mediate wary one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, and judgments* the judgment remains unsatisfied, it shall be lawful for theseveral courts within this commonwealth, in a summary way, by motion to them made, either before any exe

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cution issues, or at the return day of such execution, to fix, settle and direct at what depreciation the said damages shall be discharged, having regard to the original injury or contract on which the damages are founded, and any other proof or circumstances that the nature of the case will admit.

CHAP. XXIII.

An act to continue and amend the several acts of assembly respecting the inspection of tobacco, and for other purposes.

Act respect- I- WHEREAS the act of assembly entitled, "Aty ing inspec- act to amend an act entitled An act to amend the sevebaccoffur- ral acts of asseml>ty respecting the inspection of tobacthercontin- co»" hath expired, and it is expedient the same should ued and a- be revived and amended:

mended. n. Be it therefore enacted, That the said recited act

shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, for and during the term of twelve months. III. And be it farther enacted, That the inspection Meriweth- of tobacco at Meriwether's warehouse, m the tow,n of fcfVMacho- New-Castle and county of Hanover, at Machodack in Gfescock's the county of King George, and at Glascock's in the warehouses county of Richmond, shall be, and the same are hererevived and by revived and established, established. jy An(j jt bejng repre3ented (o thj§ prcsent gene^

ral assembly, that the erecting a ware-house on the lands of Charles Lewis, near Rockett's landing, in the county of Henrico, will be of public benefit, and the proprietor of the land is willing to build the same: fiocfcett's V' Be ** iherefore watted, That an inspection of warehouse tobacco shall be, and the same is hereby established at established, the said place, which shall be called and known by the name of Rockett's; and that the transfer notes issued by the inspectors thereof shall be payable for public dues, in the same manner as those of Byrd's and Shockoe.

VI. And whereas the mode established by law for paying inspectors salaries may become expensive to the public: For remedy whereof, Be it enacted. That in- salaries, at stead of the allowance heretofore given by law to in- the different inspectors, they shall be allowed the following salaries ^^JjTM-1*8' in specie, shat is to say: To each of the inspectors at specie. Guilford and Pungoteague, under one inspection, thirty-five pounds; at Roy's fifty pounds; at Hobb's-Hole thirty pounds; at Kemion's thirty pounds; at BollingV Point seventy pounds, at Bollingbroke sixty pounds, at Bowler's thirty pounds; at Layton's thirty pounds; at Colchester forty pounds; at Alexandria forty pounds; at the falls of Potowmack thirty pounds; at Poropotank thirty pounds; at Deacon's Neck thirty pounds; at Meri wether's sixty pounds; at Crutchfield's sixty pounds; at Page's sixty pounds; at Rocky Ridge seventy pounds; at Osborae's seventy pounds; at John Boiling's sixty pounds; at Byrd's seventy poun<J&; at Shockoe seventy pounds; at Rocketi's fifty pounds; at Smithfield twenty-five pounds; at Shepherd's twentyfive pounds; at Mantapike and Frazer's, under one inspection, thirty pounds; at Todd's and Aylett's, under one inspection, forty-five pounds; at Boyds-Hole and Machodack, under one inspection, fifty pounds; at Falmonth sixty pounds; at Dixon's sixty pounds; at Gibson's thirty pounds; at Davis's twenty-five pounds; at North Wycomico and South Wycomico, under one inspection, forty pounds; at Indian creek thirty pounds; at Deep Creek and Glascock's, under one inspection thirty pounds; at Urbanna thirty pounds; at M fitter's forty pounds; at South Quay forty-five pounds; at Cherrystone's and Hungar's, under one inspection, twentyfive pounds; at Littlepage's thirty-five pounds; at the Brick house thirty pounds; at Coan's thirty-five pounds; at Boyd's sixty pounds; at Davis's, in the town of Blandford, sixty pounds; at Blandford sixiy pounds; at Quantico sixty pounds; at Dumfries sixty pounds; at Cat Point thirty-five pounds; at Totuskey thirtyfive pounds; at Gray's creek thirty-five pounds; at Aquia forty pounds; at Fredericksburg sixty pounds; at Royston's sixty pounds; at Denbigh twenty-five pounds; at Nomony thirty pounds; at Leeds and Mattox, under one inspection, forty pounds; at Yocomico and Rust's, under one inspection, forty pounds; at the Capitol and College landings^ under one inspection, thirty-five

pounds; at Roe's twenty-five pounds. And for the purTax onto, pQSe of ra}s;ng tne sa\fi salaries and paying the warespected. house rents, there shall be collected by the inspectors from the owners of tobacco, the sum of five shillings for each hogshead by them inspected and past, which shall be paid at the time of delivering the note or an Stor 1 or^er received for the delivery of the tobacco; and the tared. inspectors at each ware-house shaty, in lieu of the for

mer allowance given for storage, pay to the proprietor thereof the sum of two shillings in specie for each hogshead of tobacco by them inspected and note given or j». . tobacco delivered. Provided always, That if the infees insuffi- spectors at any ware-house shall not receive as much cientfor money for inspection as will be sufficient tp pay the rents and sa-ren{S of the, ware-house and salaries aforesaid, they

sp'ectonTto" sna^ m tllat case Pa>; tne Pr°P"etor tne ware-house pay the rents rents, and be allowed and paid only so much for their and receive salaries as the balance of the money so received by

tnem> anc^ *n case tney sna^ receive more tnan sufficient to answer the purposes aforesaid, they shall account for and pay the overplus in manner directed by the said recited act: There shall be paid to the inspectors at each ware-house, five shillings specie for every Feesforre- hOgSnead reprized, for reprizing and finding nails, to prizing. ke pa-j fry lne pr0prjetor; and the sum of seven shillings specie for every hogshead of tobacco prized up and exchanged for transfer notes, and finding nails, to the use of the inspectors, hi lieu of tobacco heretofore directed to be paid for the said services. County VII. And whereas several warehouses have been de* courts to re- g^oyed by the enemy, and the former proprietors may house^e!" refuse or neglect to rebuild the same, to the great instrpyed by convenience of the public: Beit therefore enacted, That the enemy, the court of the county where such refusal or neglect

Crutciifield's may ^e» ma.y aPPoult two or *nore °^ tlieir body to let

6f the Brick to the lowest bidder the re-building the same, and to

house. draw on the treasurer for payment thereof, except the

inspection at Crutchfield's and the Brick house, which

are hereby discontinued, unless the proprietors will rey

build at their own expence. And the court of every

Inspectors county that hath failed to recommend inspectors at the

may be re- . directed by law, shall, and they are hereby em

commenaea r i • /• •'

»t any time, powered to recommend inspectors at any court after the

passing of this act, who, upon being qualified accordr }ng toTaWj s^all proceed to the execution of their office^

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