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VIII. And whereas the revival and re-establishing the inspection of tobacco at Waddy's ware-house, in sopotion at the county of New-Kent, and at Warwick, in the coun- No. ty of Chesterfield, will be of great utility: Be it there- & warwick fore enacted, That the inspection of tobacco at the said in Chesterware-houses shall be, and the same is hereby revived "**** and established, and the inspectors shall be allowed the following salaries, that is to say: To each of the Inspectors' inspectors at Waddy's thirty pounds, and at Warwick salaries. seventy pounds. Y. - & IX. And be it farther enacted, That the ware-houses Warehouse at Cabbin Point, in the county of Surry, be, and the j.n. säme are hereby discontinued, and in the room there-tinued, and of ware-houses may be built at Low Point, on the land hay be estaof Archibald Dunlop, in the said county, at the pro- *::::: prietors expence, and the inspectors of the same shall ~ be allowed the following salaries, that is to say: To each of the said inspectors the sum of thirty pounds. X. And whereas the houses formerly appointed for Warehouses the reception of tobacco in the town of Manchester have .. been burnt by the enemy, and it may be a considera- .*. ble time before other houses can be built for that pur- the enemy, pose: Be it therefore enacted, That Francis Goode, commission

ers to rent... .

James Lyle, and David Patteson, gentlemen, be ap-j pointed commissioners, with power to rent a house or houses for the immediate reception of tobacco in the said town of Manchester, provided the expence of hiring such house or houses shall not exceed three-shillings specie per hogshead, to be paid by the person depositing the tobacco. . . . . . . . XI. And be it farther enacted, That all tobaccoes Tobaccoes

remaining in any ware-house heretofore discontinued, o, . shall, on or before the first day of May next, be sold discontinued: by the commissioners of the tax of the county where to be sold by such inspection is discontinued, having first advertised ..." the sale of said tebacco in the Virginia gazette at least ax. one month before the day of sale. And where no owner shall appear within one month after such sale, they shall account for and pay the money arising from the same to the treasurer within two months after such sale, under the penalty of five hundred pounds, to be recovered with costs by action of debt or information in any court of record, by any person who will gue for the same. , - . . . . . .

XII. And be it farther enacted, That so much of the

So much of act of assembly entitled, “An act to encourage the imact to encou

I. portation of salt,” as exempts the importer thereof, for tation of salt every five bushels of salt imported, from the tax of

*..." eight shillings on a hosghead of tobacco, shall be, and #. tax on the same is hereby repealed. tobacco ex- w

ported, re

pealed.

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An act to indemnify Thomas Nelson, junior, esquire, late governor of this commonwealth, and to legalize certain acts of his administration.

Thomas Nel. I. WHEREAS upon an examination it appears, son, jun,esq. that previous to, and during the siege of York, Tholate gover mas Nelson, junior, esquire, late governor of this comnor, having | t ll d b h li ! co i...o monwealth, was compelled by the peculiar circumstan pelled, from ces of the state and army, to perform many acts of gonecessity, to vernment without the advice of the council of state, for poor the purpose of procuring subsistence and othernecesgovernment, saries for the allied army under the command of his. without ad- excellency general Washington: **.*.*... II. Be it enacted, That all such acts of government, cil, such acts . . " o “, i.aii..." evidently productive of general good and warranted and he fully by mecessity, be judged and held of the same validity, indemnified, and the like proceedings be had on them, as if they had been executed by and with the advice of council, and with all the formalities prescribed by law. III. And be it farther enacted, That the said Thomas Nelson, junior, esquire, be, and he hereby is, in the fullest manner, indemnified and exonerated from all penalties and damages which might have accrued to him from the same.

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CHAP. XXV.

An act to amend an act entitled An act for farther continuing and amending an act for appointing naval officers, and ascertaining their fees, and for other purposes.

I. WHEREAS the sees allowed by law to the several naval officers within this commonwealth, have become quite inadequate to their services: For remedy whereof,

II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Naval offifrom and after the passing of this act, the said naval ce. o i officers respectively, shall be entitled to demand and .." receive the sollowing fees, to be paid in specie, in lieu pécie, of those eslablished by an act of assembly entitled “An act for farther continuing and amending an act entitled An act for appointing naval officers and ascertaining their fees,” to wit: For entering and clearing any ship or vessel of one hundred tons and under, ten shil- w. lings; for entering and clearing any ship or vessel of more than one hundred tons, five dolllars; for taking a bond, half a dollar; for a permit, half a dollar; for a bill of health, three dollars; for a certificate, one dollar; for a register, and recording the same, four dollars; for a copy thereof, two dollars; for making an endorsement thereupon, half a dollar; for a copy of a manifest, three dollars; and for a passport, in conformity to the twenty-seventh article of the treaty of alliance between His most Christian Majesty and the United States of America, two dollars. The bonds to be taken by the several naval officers on granting permits, instead of those directed by the said recited act, shall be as follows, to wit: If the ship or vessel be of one hundred tons burthen or under, the bonds shall be for three hundred pounds specie; if upwards of one hundred tons burthen, the bonds shall be for five hundred pounds of like money: And the bonds to be taken from all mas- Bonds to be ters of ships and vessels for prevention of the danger- ‘. Il: , ous consequences that may arise from the breach and .* contempt of embargoes, instead of those directed to be

taken by the said recited act, shall be as followeth, to

Bond and pcnalties, in specie.

When mas. ters of ves. sels to make report and entry.

Forfeitures for breach.

wit: If the ship or vessel be of one hundred tons or un-
der, the bonds shall be for five hundred pounds specie;
if above one hundred, and not exceeding two hundred
tons, the bond shall be for one thousand pounds of like
money; and if above two hundred tons, the bond shall
be for fifteen hundred pounds of like money; all which
said bonds shall be forfeitable, and the penalties there-
of sued for and recovered, in the same manner, and to
the same uses, as those directed to be taken by the act
of assembly passed in the year one thousand seven hun-
dred and seventy-six, entitled, “An act for the appoint-
ment of naval officers and ascertaining their fees.”
III. And be it farther enacted, That all other bonds
taken by the several naval officers in virtue of such of.
fice, and all penalties to be incurred by the respective
naval officers for neglect or breach of duty, shall be
taken in specie, and be the same as those directed to
be taken or incurred by the last recited act, to be also
sued for and recovered in the same manner and to the

same uses as those directed to be taken and incurred

by the said last recited act.
IV. And be it farther enacted, That the master or
commander of every ship or vessel shall, within forty-
eight hours after his arrival in any port, make report
of, and enter his vessel and cargo with the naval offi-
cer of the district wherein the said vessel rides; and
every master or commander of any ship or vessel,
failing herein shall forfeit his said vessel and cargo,
and any master or commander of any ship or vessel
breaking bulk or disposing of any part of the cargo
without obtaining a permit from the naval officer to
trade within the said district, shall forfeit his said ves-

sel and cargo; to be seized in either of the above cases

Naval offiCet'S to reside within their districts.

by such officer or his deputy, and prosecuted in the
court of admiralty, one moiety whereof shall be to the
use of the informer, and the other moiety to the use of
the commonwealth.
V. And be it farther enacted, That the several naval
officers shall reside in their respective districts, and
keep their offices at some convenient place on naviga-
tion; and in case of their non-residence or disaffection,
the governor, with advice of council, be empowered to
appoint some fit person to act in the said office until
the meeting of the next assembly.

VI. And be it farther enacted, That this act, together with such parts of the said recited act passed in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, as comes within the meaning of this act, shall continue and be in force for and during the term of three years, and from thence to the end of the next session of assembly; and that all other acts coming within the purview and meaning of this act, shall be, and they are hereby repealed.

-- CHAP. XXVI. An act to empower, the treasurer to so.

borrow money, tobacco, hemp or' flour, for the immediate support of

government.

I. WHEREAS it is impracticable to collect any of the taxes for the ensuing year, soon enough to answer the many pressing and immediate demands of 89Wern- Treasurer ment, whereby great inconveniencies and much mis-empowered chief may arise to the commonwealth: For remedy to borrow whereof, Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That. the treasurer be, and he is hereby empowered and di- or floor. P rected forthwith to borrow such sum or sums of specie, or such quantity of tobacco, hemp or flour, as he may find necessary to answer the demands which may be made on the treasury till the end of the next session of f assembly, or till the collection of taxes may render such loan unnecessary: Provided, That such sums of money Interest at 6 or quantities of tobacco, hemp or flour, shall not ex-pon. ceed one half of the probable nett produce of the taxes commodities on each of the said articles respectively so borrowed; ;. o • o on money, allowing an interest of six per centum on the tobacco, hemp or flour, and one hundred pounds specie for every ninety pounds of such money payable at the end of twelve months from the receipt of the same; and the treasurer’s receipts given for such quantities of tobacco, hemp or flour, or for any sum or sums of money, shall be payable at the treasury, the tobacco, hemp or flour at the current prices of those articles when delivered,

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