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Letter from need not be apprehensive of the force Great Britain has

ñomWo: remaining upon the continent, or which she can herefao: of ter probably bring. But the greatest encouragement to Virginia, a vigorous preparation is, that it will be the most like§ -- ly method of gaining more allies and forcing Great Britain into a negociation, which we have every reason to suppose would end in a peace honorable to the

interests and views of America. -
I will take the liberty of recommending a matter to
your excellency which I must solicit you to urge to the
legislature, as absolutely necessary to the filling your
regiments with proper men, more especially if the mode
of drafting should be adopted. It is, stationing con-
tinental officers of the rank of field officers at least, at
the different places of rendezvous, who shall judge of
the ability of the recruit and pass him or reject him as
circumstances may require. For want of a regulation
of this kind, we have had hundreds of old men, mere
children, disordered and decripid persons passed by
civil characters appointed for muster masters, and have
been under the necessity of discharging them the mo-
ment they have joined the army; whereby the state has
been put to a vast expence for an useless man, and the
Service has lost a man for the campaign, as the dis-
tricts from whence such have been sent, have scarce
ever replaced them. The Secretary at War will ad-
dress your excellency upon this subject, which I can
assure you is of the utmost importance to the constitu-
tion of the army. e -

I have the honor to be,
With the greatest respect, sir,
Your excellency's most obed’t. servant,
G. WASHINGTON.
His Excellency, -
- GovKRNor HARRIson.

END of TENTH volume.

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ACCOUNTS.

Act of 1748, prescribing the

method of proving book debts, repealed 133. Limitation of actions on store accounts 133. Delivery of articles to be dated 133. Penalty for post-dating

134. Courts and juries ea. officio to take notice of this act 134. ACTS OF ASSEMBLY. All acts of assembly which

would have expired at the end

of, or during the session of March 1781, continued 401. ADDRESS. Address of the general assembly of Virginia, to congress, on the alarming situation of the southern states, as it respects the operations of the enemy 539. ADJOURNMENT. One judge, or more, of general court may adjourn 402. Judges may adjourn their courts

133. When limitation to commence

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if they think they cannot sit with safety 408. . . . ADJUTANT GENERAL. Commissioner of war to discharge the duties belonging to the adjutant general's department 428. Military commissions to issue from the war office 428. ADMIRALTY. Court of admiralty, when to sit at Richmond 89. Court of admiralty established 98.Number of judges 98. Jurisdiction 98. By what laws governed 98. Provision where regulations of congress conflics with laws of state 98.Judges how chosen 98. Oath of judges 98. Penalty for acting without oath 99. Register, advocate. and marshal 99. Tenure of office 99.— Court where to sit 99. Sale of perishable goods 100Rules of practice 100. Libel, citation, publication, defence, depositions, 100. Trial by

jury 101.* Security for costs, when 101. Sale of goods cou

demned 101. Appeal, right

of, and to whát tribunal 101. Present judges confirmed in office 101. Salary of judges of 118. Court of admiralty continued in Williamsburg 136. Marshal's fees 232. Salary of the judges rated in tobacco 277. A jury to estimate the value of the tobacco in money 277. Court of admiralty may sit any where on proper occasions 408. Salary of judges, in specie 493. ADVOCATE.

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Vestry of Albemarle parish in ... .
Who deemedaliens 129.

county of Sussex dissolved 366. . . . . . ALEXAN}}ER, JOHN' Uertain lots laid off by John Alexander annexed to the town of Alexandria. 192. ALEXANDRIA. Towns of Alexandria and Winchester incorporated 172.-Officers, how elected 173.− Style of corporation of Alexandria 173. Mayor, recorder &c. how qualified 173. How jong mayor, eligible 173. Judicial and ministerial powers of mayor, recorder & aldermen 173. Powers of serjeant 174. Limitation of jurisdic

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poration 176. Jurisdiction 176. Certain sales and leases of lots made by trustees of Alexandria confirmed 192.Certain lots laid off by John Alexander annexed to the town of Alexandria 192. Proprietors allowed a further time after the end of the present war, to build upon and save their lots 193. Naval officer of district of south Potowmack to appoint a deputy to reside in Alexandria 208.

A LiFNS. ALLEGIANCE. . . .

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organized 18. Officers and
staff 18. How appointed 19.
Chaplains 19. Pay, rations,
&c. same as continental 19.
Spirits and sugar, how fur-
nished 19. Bounty and term
of service 20. Volunteers for
western frontiers 20. Arms,
&c. how furnished 20. Where
posted, & time of service 21.
Pensions and provision for
wives & indigent parents 21.
Additional bounties to sol-
diers, sailors and marines 23.
Land bounty 24. Pensions
24. Exempted from personal
taxes 24. Goods at stipulated
prices 26. Half pay for life,
to generals, field officers, cap-
tains, subalterns, chaplains,
physicians, surgeons and sur-
geons' mates 25. Recruiting
officers, how appointed 25.
Their powers, duty and com-
pensation 25. Troop of ca-
valry for protection of Illi-
nois 26. Land bounty to vo-
lunteers under colonel George
Rogers Clarke 26. To sol-
diers for protection of Illinois
27. Four troops of cavalry
for eastern frontier 27. Land .
bounty to those who enlist

during the war 27. Cavalry
to be raised, during existing
invasion 28. Four regiments
to be raised; two for the de-
fence of the western, and two
for the eastern frontiers 32.
Pay and emoluments 34.—
Military agents to be appoint-
ed 71. Their duty and com-
pensation 71. Board of war
to furnish lists of articles for

accommodation of army 72.

Board of trade to procure such
articles 72. How transmitted
to army 72. Invoices & pri-
ces to be sent with goods 73.
Accountability of agents 73.
Duty of board of war in as-
certaining wants of army
73. One 25th man of the mi-
litia to be drasted for 18
months 82. Act to enable the
governor and council to sup-
ply armies and navies of Uni-
ted States with grain & flour
further continued 107, 142,
426. All acts empowering
county courts to provide for
the wives, parents & families
repealed 212. Proviso in sa-
vor of those in indigent cir-
cumstances 212. Officers of
the Virginia line, and of the
two state regiments and of
artillery authorised to re-en-
list their men 214. Bounty
214. Executive authorised to

send assistance to our sister
state of South Carolina 214.
Militia and state troops to be
sent 214. Drafts under for-
mer laws to be completed 214.
New organization of state
troops 2i 5. Cavalry and in-
fautry 215. Garrison and ar-

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rolina 221. Provisions for
the army procured by pur-
chase or impressment 233.---
Various regulations concern-
ing 234–236. Additional for-
ces to be raised to complete
this state's quota of troops on
continental establishment 257
One 15th man of the militia
258. Militia to be laid off in-
to divisions, and each divi-
sion to recruit a man 258. If
not recruited in 30 days to be
drafted 259. Term of service
259. Substitutes admitted
259. Bounty 260. Place of
rendezvous 260. Returns to

be made to governor 260.—-

Fines for delinquencies 260.
A division or draft producing
a deserter, relieved from ser–
vice 261. Mutiny, how pun-
ishable 261. Quakers or men-
onists drafted, exempted from
service, but a substitute to be
provided at expense of socie-
ty 261. Aliowance to widows
and aged parents of soldiers
dying in service 262. Act
exempting millers, and per-
sons employed at iron works
(except for the public) re-
pealed 282. Additional troops
for the war to be raised 326.
Number to be furnished by
egeh county 327. Taxes for,

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