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by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Armistead Churchill, and in case of his death his executors and administrators, and he and they are hereby severally impowered to sell to any person or persons who shall be willing to purchase the said two thousand two hundred and eighty acres of land, and to make and execute all deeds and conveyances necessary in law for assuring unto such purchaser or purchasers a good estate in fee-simple in the lands so to be purchased; and su h purchaser or purchasers, by sirtue of such deeds and conveyances, and of this act, shall for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly hold and enjoy the said Jands, so purchased, to them and their heirs for ever.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and unto all and every other person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successors, (other than the persons claiming under the last will and testament of the said Willian Churchill, deceased) all such right, title, estate, interest, claim, and demand as they, every, or any of them, should or might bave had or claimed if this act hall never been made.

VI. Provided always. That the execution of this act shall be suspended until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

CHAP. XXX.

An Act to vest certain intailed lands therein

mentioned in Thomas Turner, gentleman, in fee-simple, and for settling other lands of greater value to the same uses.

I. WAEREAS Richard Johnson, late of the county of King and Queen, gentleman, deceased, was, in Certain lande

intailed by his lifetime, seised in fee-simple of and in a tract of

Richard land, containing two thousand seven hundred and six- Johnson is

Caroline,
vested in
Thomas
Turner

ty-five acres, situate on Mattapony river, in the parish of Drysdale, and county of Caroline, and being 30 seised, he the said Richarci Johnson, in and by his last will and testament, in writing, by him duly published, bearing date the thirteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty-three, did, among other things, give and devise the seid lands, by the description of all his lands and plantations, mills and appurtenances, of which he was then possessed, in the county of Caroline, to his nephew Thomas Johnson, and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten, for ever, with several remainders over, as in and by the said will, proved and recorded in the court of the said county of King and Queen, may more fully appear; and soon after making the said will the said Richard Johnson departed this life, after wliose death the said Thomas Jolinson, the nephew, entered into the said lands and premisses and was thereof seised, and hath agreed to sell and convey the same to Thomas Turner, gentleman.

II. And whereas the said Thomas Johnson is seised in fee-simple of and in a tract of land, containing one thousand seven hundred and eleven acres, situate in the parish of Fredericksville, in the county of Louisa, which was purchased by him of Anne Cosby, and William Jolingin, and Martha his wife, and conveyed by deeds recorded in the said county court of Louisa.

nl. And whereas it will be greatly to the advantage of the said Thomas Johnson and his family to dock the intail of the said lands in the county of Caroline, whereby he may be enabled to provide for his younger children, and to settle the said lands in the county of Louisa, being of greater value, to the same uses.

III. And for as much as notice has been published three Sundays successively in the several churches of the said parish of Drysdale, in the county of Caroline, that application would be made to this present general assembly to dock the intail of the said lands in the county of Caroline, upon settling the other lands of greater value to the same uscs, pursuant to your majesty's instructions.

IV. May it therefore please your most excellent majesty, at the humble suit of the said Thomas Jolinson and Thomas Turner, that it may be enacted, And be it enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is

hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said two thousand seven hundred and sixty-five acres of land, so as aforesaid, agreed to be sold to the said Thomas Turner, be, and the same are hereby vested in the said Thomas Turner, his heirs and assigns, for ever, to his and their own proper use and behoof: And that the said one thousand seven hundred and eleven acres of land, in the county of Louisa, be, and are hereby vested in the said Thomas Johnson, and the heirs of his body, for ever; and on failure of such heirs the same shall remain, go, and descend to all and every such person and persons, and for such estate,and in such sort, manner and form as the said lands in the county of Caroline would have remained, gone and descended by virtue of any limitations in the will of the said Richard Johnson if this act bad never been made.

V. Saving to the king's most excellent majesty, his heirs and successors, and to all and

person and persons, bodies politic and corporate, their respective heirs and successors, other than the per sons claiming under the will of the said Richard Jolinson all such right, title, interest, claim, and demand as they, every, or any of them should or miglit claim if this act had never been made.

VI. Provided always, That the execution of this act shall be suspended until his majesty's approbation thereof shall be obtained.

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V-VOL. 7.

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GEORGII II,
Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et

Hiberniæ, tricesimo primo.

At a General Assembly, begun and held at John Blair,

the Capitol, in Williamsburg, on Thurs-den: presiday the twenty-fifth day of March, in the twenty-ninth year of the reign of our 80vereign lord George II. by the grace of God, of Great-Britain, France, and Irer land, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the year of our Lord, 1756, and from thence continued by several prorogations to Thursday the thirtieth of March, in the thirty-first year of his ma. jesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord, 1758; being the fourth session of this assembly

CHAP. I.

An Act for augmenting the forces in the pay

of this Colony to two thousand men; and for other purposes therein mentioned.

I. WHEREAS it is necessary, in this time of danger, that the number of forces, now in the pay of this colony, should be increased: Be it therefore enacted, by the President, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the forces now in the pay of this colony shall be augmented to two thousand men,

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