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pe) zd fel, ch. 31. act, entitled, (c) An act to provide for the payinent of certain contingent expences of this state, passed the 25th day of October, 1779, reduced to the value of gold or silver by the continental scale of depreciation ; certificates issued by the agent of this state, in pursuance of an act, en

titled, (d) An act to procure supplies for the ufe of the army, 147 3d 6.1. ca. 69. and to prevent a monopoly of cattle within this itate, and more effectually to prevent supplies of cattle to the enemy, passed the 24th day of June, 1780 ; certificates ifsued by the treasurer of this ftate in pursu

ance of an act, entitled, (c) An act to provide for the pay(e) 3d fel. ch. 73.

inent of certain monies taken on loan by this state, palied the zoth day of June, 1780, at the rate of one dollar in filver for every forty of the nominal dollars specified in such certificates; warrants, with receipts (1) 31 feff. ch. 78.

thereon endorsed, given by virtue of the act, entitled, An

act to complete the continental battalions, raised under the direction of this state, paffed the 1st day of July, 1780, at the rate of one dollar in filver for every bushel of wheat specited in such warrants ; certificates granted for horses purchased by this state, for the use of the armies of the United States, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty; accounts liquidated and certified, or certificates granted by the late auditor-general of this state, or the auditor of the state for the time being, reduced to fpecie value (if not already fo reduced) by the continental scale of depreciativn; certificates issued by the auditors appointed in pursuance of the act,

entitled,' (g) An act to liquidate and settle the accounts of () 4ch feff ch.

the troops of this state in the service of the United States, passed the 4th day of October, 1780; certificates iflued by the continental commissioner of loans in this state, for monies lent to the United States, reduced to their value in specie by the continental scale of depreciation ; certificates given, or which may be given, by virtue of the act, entitled,

(1) An act to empower the auditors appointed to liquidate fa) zch fo. ch. 19. and settle the accounts of the troops of this fiate in the ferrice of the United States, to grant certificates to the troops of this state in the fervice of the United States, for their pay accrued for the time therein menicned, pafied at this present meeting of the legillature ; certificates given or to be given by the continental commissioner or commillioners of accounts within this state, for services performed, or articles delivered by the inhabitanis of this ftate for the use of the United States ; certificaits given st

to be given by the comınissioners appointed by virtue of (3) 1.1, ch. 20.

An act for the appointment of commilioners to procure monies on loan, and clothing for the use of this stare, pafcd

the 7th of March, 1781 ; certificates given or to be given Mga [ 1. ch. 95. by virtue of (k) An act for the settlement of the pay of the

levies and militia for their services in the late war, and for

other purposes therein mentioned, palled at this present interes meeting of the legislature ; and that the interest due, or to

become due to the time of fale, shall be allowed to the per

son or perions fo paying the same ; and tliat all such of the frieren alle, said notes, certificates or securities herein before mentioned, cared to be le lacre- and which are not negotiable, shall be, and hereby are de

clared to be negotiable from and after the pating of this act, any law to the contrary in any wise notwithsanding.

VI. A dhe it cnaced by the authority aforefid, That

nay, no greater or further sum in bills of credit emined by the by wristess for lauris authority of congress, or of the United States of America

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fold, limited to a cer- in congress assembled, than the sum of five millions of dol

lars, in juch bills, shall be received in payment for the landss tenements and hereditaments directed to be sold by this act, and the act, entitled, An act to encourage the settlement of the waste and unappropriated lands within this state, palled at this present meeting of the legislature : And it is hereby made the duty of the said commillioner and commillioners, on the receipt of any sum in such bills, immediately to transmit an account thereof to the treasurer, who is hereby directed, whenever he shall find that such bills which he may have in the treatury, together with the like bills, which may be in the hands of the said commissioner or commissioners, will amount to the faid sum of five millions of dollars, to order the faid commif fioner and commissioners not to receive any further sums in such bills, which order the faid commissioner and commillioners are to observe ; and the said treasurer shall not, after giving the said order, receive any further sum in such biils, in payment for walte and unappropriated lands directed to be fold, in and by the faid act last recited.

VII. Ad be it enaded by the authority aforesaid, That Purchafers to pay whenever the faid commiflioner or commillioners (hallmake one third of purchase money down. sa le of any lands, tenements or hereditaments, by public vendue or private sale, the perion or persons to whom such fale shall be made, shall immediately pay unto the said commillioner or commillioners the one third part of the purchase money, and shall, with the laid commissioner or commissioners, reciprocally subscribe a memorandum or note in writing of such sale and payAnd the remainder ment; and such person or persons shall

, on or before the first ist June, 1785. day of June, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five,pay the remaining fum due on such fale mentioned in the said memoAl cred,

randuin or note ; upon which last payment, such person or

persons, or his, her or their legal representatives, shall be enSeth teff. ch. 58. fec. 13. titled to deeds and conveyances for the lands, tenements or hereditaments by him or thein fo purchased; and if the faid last payment be in certificates or other paper securities bearing an intereft, no intereft fall be allowed or reckoned thereon, other than such as had accrued at the time of On failure of pay. the sale of the lands, tenements or hereditaments aforesaid; ment on the given and in case such last payment shall not be paid within the to be forfeired, and time above-mentioned, the faid one third part of the purthe lands sold again. chase money paid to the said commillioner or commissioners, shall be forfeited to the people of this itate ; and the said lands, tenements or hereditaments, shall be again sold at public vendue or private fale, in tlie manner by this act directed.

VIII. And he il enacled by the qul hority aforesaid, That Monies and certifi- it shall be the duty of the said commissioner or commision

the ers, and they are hereby required, from time to time, to tioners, who are to transmit to the treasury all fuch species of money, certificates

and other paper securities, as he or they may receive in

payment for the lands, tenements or hereditaments directed to be sold by this act; and fall, once in every six months, account with the treafurer for all such monies, certificates and other paper securities by him or them received in pursuance thereof.

IX. And whereas certain lands, tenements and hereditaments, which have become forfeited, and vested in the people of this state, are charged with the redemption of certain bills of credit emitted pursuant to the acts herein after mentioned : And whereas the lands, tenements and heredicaments su

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account every lix months.

charged in the southern distrie, are amply fufficient to redeem the whole of the faid bills now in circulation; Be it therefore ei acted by the au!hority

How, for whiat, and aforesaid, That so much of the confiicated estates in the how much of the lands Southem district of this state, as are charged with the reming die new 'emilli- demption of the bills of credit emitted in this state, pursuant

to an act, entitled, An act approving of the act of congress of the 18th of March, 1780, relative to the finances of the United States, and making provision for redeeming the proportion of this state of the bills of credit to be emitted in pursuance of the said act of congress; and of the bills of credit emitted pursuant to an act, entitled, An act for emitting monies upon the credit of this state, passed 27th of March, 1781, as will amount to the value of the said bills of credit now in circulation, with the interest due or to become due thereon, shall be sold by the commissioners of forfeitures for the southern diftri&, and in the manner directed by the second section of this act; and that gold or silver, and the said bills of credit only shall be received in payment for the lands, tenements or hereditaments so to be fold; and that the faid commissioners shall, by advertisement, to be published for eight weeks successively, in two or more of the news-papers to be printed in this state, describe the lands, tenements or hereditaments so by them to be sold, and mention the day or days on which such lands, tenements or hereditaments will be exposed to fale; and the treasurer of this state is hereby required to furnisn the said commissioners with an account of the amount of all the said bills of credit in circulation, with the interest due thereon, to enable the faid commissioners to estimate the amount which will probably be neceslary to redeem the faid bills: That if the whole of the said bills shall not be received in payment for the lands, tenements and hereditaments so to be sold for their redemption, the gold and filver arising from such sales, shall be, and hereby is appropriated to the redemption of fuch of the said bills as may not have been paid in on such fales. And to the end that all the said bills of credit may be taken out of circulation, and the state relieved from the in:ereft accruing thereon, it shall be the duty of the treasurer, as soon as he shall be vested with fuch a sum of money in gold or silver, arising from such fales as aforesaid, as he shall deem sufficient to redeem the faid bills, to give notice thereof in two or more of the public news-papers printed in this itate, requiring all holders of such bills to bring the same to the treasury for redemption, on or before a day to be mentioned in such notice, not less than fifty days from the date of such notice ; and if any such bills shall remain in circulation after the said

The intereft on bills day, the interest thereon shall cease from and after such remaining, after the day, unless such bills should thereafter be paid for the purakcept when paid for chase of unappropriated lands, or confiscaled and forfeited filiated or unap- lands, tenements or hereditaments, in which the interest propriated lands.

shall be allowed to the day of payment; any thing in this

clause to the contrary notwithstanding. X. And be it further enabled by the authority aforeld, That all the other lands, tenements and hereditaments charged with the redemption of the faid bills of credit, other than those which are to be fold for the redemption aforelaid, Niall be, and hereby are declared subject to fale, in like manner as other lands, tenements and hereditaments not to charged, are subject to by this act; any thing in the said two lait recited acis to the contrary notwithfanding.

XI. And whereas the lands, tenements and hereditaments which have lecome forfeited to the people of this state, in ue southern district, were not lubject to sale for certificates granted in pursuance of tlic act, entitied,

1 4ch Cell. ch. 7. | An act to liquidate and settle the accounts of the troops

of this state in the service of the United States, passed the 4th day of October, 1780, so long as the same should remain

within the power of the eneiny; And whereas by a sublesth fello cio 45. quent $ act of this itate, the commissioners of forfeitures for kc.4.

the southern district were inhibited from felling the said iands,

tenements and hereditaments until the further order of the Commisioneret feu legitlature; Be it therefore enaĉied by the authority aforesaid, ticates given for de That it shall and may be lawful to and for the commissionpreciation of pay.

ers of forfeitures in the southern diitrict, and for the commif foner or commissioners of foricitures respectively, in the other great diftriets of this state, to sell lands, tenements or hereditaments, for certificates granted in pursuance of the said act, pafled the 4th day of October, 1780, or in purfuance of any other acts authorising the granting of certificates for depreciation of pay, and in the manner prescribed by the said act, except as to the time of payment, other than lands, teneinents and liereditamenis which are or were charged with the redemption of the bills of credit, commonly called the New Emillion, any law to the contrary notwithstanding. Provided alHolders of military

ways, That applications for the purchase of such lands, tegerificates not apply. nements and hereditaments, by holders of such cerificates Executam as aforesaid, shall be made within the space of fixty days

Ting of this act, to next after the pailing of this act; and if such application be ;

shall not be made before the expiration of the said term, the holders of such certificates shall be precluded from any fu

tute purchases, agreeable to the said act palled the 4th of Inic Phall receive their October, 1780; but shall, nevertheless, at any time therevalue in fpecie. after, be entitled to receive the full value of the same in fpecie, with the interest which may be due thereon, according to the tenor of such certificate : And it shall and may be lawful to and for the said commillioner or commilioners, to fell, in the manner prescribed in and by the faid act of the 4th of October, 1780, except as to the time of payment, and for the certificates granted in pursuance of that act, or other acts authorising the granting of certificates for depreciation of pay, any lands, tenements or hereditaments which may be velled in the people of this state, by the attainder

Urüridel lands, or conviction of any person or persons, and which may be bow to be told. in common and undivided, other than the lands, tenements and hereditaments charged with the redemption of the bills of credit, commonly called the New Emisiion, as above mentioned, in cafe such commillioner or commiiiioners shall deem it expedient for the interest of the fate, to fell fi:ch undivided lancs, tenements and hereditaments; and in case the faid commissioner or commillioners shall deem it necesary to caulé a divi'ion or partition of such undivided lands, tenements or hereditaments to be made, in order to dispose of the fame, it small be lawful for the said commisfioner or comisioners, after a division or partition of such lands, tenuinents or hereditaments shall be made as herein is after directed, to sell the estate which may be found to belong to the people of this tatc, in the fame, in the manner, and for the certificates iaft aforelåid. Provided, That application for the purcha i of such lands, teneinents or hereditaments, by the holders ofluichi certificates, is made within fixty days next after such division shall have taken place.

XII. And provided further, and be it enabled by the authority aferelaid, That any lands, tenements or hereditaments that all be located as afore

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faid, within either of the said terms of fixty days, shall be appraised at such price as the appraisers shall deem to be the value thereof at the time of such appraisement; and upon such appraisement being completed, the person or persons who located or applied for the fame, shall, within two days, deliver to the commislioner or commissioners of the district, such certificates as above mentioned, in addition to the deposit made at the time of location, as will amount to the sum of such appraiseient; and if the commissioner or commistoners of the district can, within ten days after the receipt of such certificates, sell or dispose of the same located and appraised lands, tenements or hereditaments, for any larger sum in specie, than the amount of the appraisement, he or they may fell or dispose of the time, and shall, in such case, within the same time, pay to tlie owner of the certificates who had lo located thereon, the amount of the apprailement.

XIII. And be it further enaded by the authority aforefuid, That where any lands, tenements or hereditaments are become forfeited to the people of this fate, by the attainder or conviction of any person or persons, and are held by leafés in fee, leases for lives, leates for years, or by parol leases granted, or made by any person or persons in whom such efales were velled at the

A Pre-emption of time of their being forfeited as aforesaid, or made by any pardale given perfon or persons, under whom persons attainted or con

victed derived estate in fee, or for life in the same, the said

commiflioner or coinmillioners shall give the pre-emption of purchase of such lands, tenements and hereditaments, to such tenant or tebants, on such terins and conditions as the said commillioner or commiffioners shall deem, in equity and good conscience, to be the value thereof: And if such tenant or tenants shall refule or neglect to purchase the same, the coin millioner or commissioners shall proceed to fell the reversion thereof, in the manner directed in and by the second section in this act. Provided

always, That no person shall derive any advantage or free Refriting pre-emp- emption as aforesaid, unless he shall produce to the laid comfire to certain cha- millioner or commissioners, such certificate as is directed by † 3d ed. ch. 25. the nineteenth section of the act, entitled, An act for the

forfeiture and sale of the estates of persons who have adhered to the enemies of this state, and for declaring the sovereignty of the people of this state, in respect to all property within the fame, pasied the 22d of October, 1779.

XIV. And be il further cnaelcd ly the an: hority aforefid, That the commillioner or commillioners of forfeitures, to be appointed by virtue of this act, shall not be authorised to sell lands, tenements, hereditaments or real cftate, in larger parcels than the quantity of five hundred acres in eich parcel, unless in such particular cases wherein the commisiioner or commione's hall deem it beneficial to the state to sell a larger tract; and that the tales uit public rendue shall be made in the couniy where the lands, tenements, hereditaments or real estates to be fold respectively do lie.

XV. And whereas several lands, tenemeniz, hereditaments and real estates, were, at the time of palling of the act, entitled, An act for the forscirure and fale of the estates of persons who have adhered to the enemies of this fiate, and for declaring the fovereignty of the people of this ftate, in respect to all property within the faine, pafled the 22d day of October, in the year 1779, and fince the palling thereof, vefiel in the people of this state, by the atia n. der and conviction of divers perions, wlio claimed an interest in the tanie, as tenants in cominon, in fee fimple, with divers oder persons; And whereas

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