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Chap. 92.-An ACT for paying the officers of general assembly for their ser
vices during the present session.
(Passed January 29, 1805.) Allowance to offi 1. Be it enacted, That the allowance to the officers of the
general assembly, for their services during the present session, shall be as follows, that is to say: to the chaplain, twenty dollars per week; to the clerk of the house of delegates, one hundred and forty-five dollars per week; to the clerk of the senate, seventy-two dollars, fifty cents per week; to the clerk of the committee for courts of justice, forty dollars per week; to the clerk of the committee of propositions and grievances, forty dollars per week; to the clerk of the committee of privileges and elections and claims, forty dollars per week; to the sergeants at arms of the senate and house of delegates, each thirty-seven dollars per week; to each of the door keepers of the senate and house of delegates, twenty-one dollars per week; to Thomas Ritchie, for printing the journals of the senate, two hundred and seventy-five dollars; and
to the person who cleans the capitol, twenty dollars. Commencemont. 2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the
Chap. 93.–An ACT appointing other trustees of the town of Charlestown
in the county of Kanawha, in the room of those formerly appointed, and for other purposes.
(Passed January 29, 1805.) Additional trus 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That John Reytees of Charles
nolds, William C. Williams, Joseph Ruffner, Andrew Donally, jun., and David Ruffner, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the town of Charlestown in the county of
Kanawha, in the room of those formerly appointed. Their powers.
2. And be it further enacted, That the trustees above named, or a majority of them, shall be empowered to make such rules and orders for the regular building of houses therein, as to them shall seem best, and to settle and determine all disputes concerning the
bounds of lots, and regular laying off and opening of streets. Additional trus. 3. And be it further enacted, That James Craig, John B. Goodtees of Christiansburg.
ridge, James Bratton, Henry Edmondson, Francis Gardoer, Joseph King and George Clare, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the town of Christiansburg in the county of Montgomery, with such powers as those appointed in the second section of this act.
4. And be it further enacted, That Thomas Harrison, William ville.
Brooks, sen., John Perry, sen., and Ebenezer Brewster, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of the town of Jeffer
sonville in the county of Tazewell, in addition to those formerly Vacancies, how appointed. In case of death, resignation, removal or other inability supplied.
to act, of any of the said trustees, it shall be lawful for the remaining trustees of the said towns respectively, to supply such vacancies, and the persons so appointed shall have the same powers
as those appointed by this act. Commencement. 5. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the
CHAP. 94.-An ACT for killing crows in certain counties.
(Passed January 19, 1805.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That every free male Scalps of crows to
be produced in tithable in the counties of Westmoreland, Richmond, Northumberland, Lancaster and Middlesex, shall produce to a justice of the peace of the said counties respectively, on or before the first day of August annually, for two years to come, three scalps of crows for every tithable listed or given in by such free male person in each year; and every scalp so produced, the justice shall cause immediately to be destroyed.
2. Every free male tithable failing to produce the number of sums to be paid scalps as aforesaid, shall pay the sum of four and a half cents for for not producing each scalp he shall so fail to produce, to be levied by the courts at the time of laying their county levy, and collected and accounted for in like manner as the said levy, and paid to those persons
who shall produce to a justice as aforesaid, a greater number of scalps than are required by this act, in proportion to such excess.
3. Each justice shall keep a fair and alphabetical list of the Justice to keep names of the persons, and numbers of the scalps produced to him, and return the same to the clerks of the respective courts, on or before the first day of September annually; and the clerk shall from thence make up a list of the names and number of scalps produced by each tithable, and lay the same before their respective courts, for their guide and direction in laying the penalties imposed by this act. 4. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.
remitted to $. Sel
CHAP. 95.–An ACT concerning Samuel Selden.
(Passed January 26, 1805.] 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the judgment Certain judgment obtained in the general court against Samuel Selden, to the amount den. of eleven hundred and three dollars and eighty-one cents, as the supposed collector of the tax for the county of Elizabeth City, for the year eighteen hundred and two, shall be, and the same is hereby released and remitted to the said Samuel Selden.
2. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing Commencement. thereof.
Chap. 96.-An ACT to ascertain and establish the limits of the city of Rich
(Passed January 30, 1805.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That five commission-Executivo to ap
point commissioners shall be appointed by the executive of this commonwealth, who shall have power to ascertain and establish a just and reasonable boundary to the city of Richmond; which boundary they shall re- To report to comport to the common council of the city, and all ground included within the boundaries described by the said commissioners, shall, in five years from the passing of this act, be deemed a part of the city of Richmond : Provided however, That where any lots so in- Proviso. cluded shall have paid city taxes, the lots so situated shall be deemed from the passing of this act a part of the city; and in all other cases where the proprietor of lots in like manner included, shall notify to the common council in writing his willingness to pay city taxes on any lot or lots, the said lots shall immediately after such notification be deemed a part of the city of Richmond.
Common council 2. And be it further enacted, Thạt the common council shall be may appoint sur authorized to appoint a surveyor, who shall extend the streets at
present laid off to the boundary line, and shall form such new streets as may be necessary to divide the ground included within the boundary lines, as far as it is practicable and convenient, into squares of four half acre lots: Provided however, That the streets shall not be run in such a manner as to include ground on which a house is now standing, without the consent of the owner, who shall engage to remove it; nor shall they open any inclosure, until such opening shall be deemed necessary by the common council. The present dividing lines of Jefferson, Madison and Monroe wards, shall be extended by the surveyor in a direct course to the boundary lines, and
a plot of the survey shall be recorded in the hustings court. Commencemont. 2. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing
Auditor to grant warrant.
Casp. 97.-An ACT authorizing the auditor to issue a warrant to Mary Cox,
administratrix of Abner Cox, deceased.
(Passed January 26, 1805.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the auditor of public accounts be authorized and required to issue a warrant on the treasury for the sum of sixty pounds, with legal interest thereon from the twenty-eighth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-eight, for the use and benefit of Mary Cox, administratrix of Abner Cox, deceased, for repairs done to Layton's warehouse by the said Abner in his life.
2. This act shall be in force from and after the passage thereof.
CHAP. 98.-An ACT allowing a claim to Edward Burgess, and for other
(Passed January 22, 1805.) Preamble.
Whereas Edward Burgess, late a convict for four years in the penitentiary house, during his confinement created a debit against the commonwealth, under the then existing law, to the amount of one hundred and twenty-seven dollars seventy-two cents; that upon his discharge he received only thirty dollars, the residue of his claim being with held on account of a law passed last session of assembly,
although the services had been previously rendered : Claim allowed to 1. Be it therefore enacted by the general assembly, That the inE. Burgess.
spectors of the penitentiary are hereby authorized and required to draw an order on the keeper thereof for ninety-seven dollars and seventy-two cents, in favour of Edward Burgess, and the said keeper shall discharge the same out of any money in his hands belonging
to the institution. Claims allowed to 2. And be it further enacted, That all cases of the like nature all persons in like shall be and are hereby placed on the same footing, and that the
act “ To amend the act, entitled, 'an act to amend the penal laws of this commonwealth, and for other purposes,'” passed February the first, one thousand eight hundred and four, shall have no effect with
respect to all cases of that nature. Commencement. 3. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the
CHAP. 99.–An ACT allowing further compensation to the commissioners of
the revenue of the county of Frederick.
(Passed January 29, 1805.) Whereas it is expedient and just that a due proportion should be Preamble. established and preserved between the duties and emoluments of persons performing service of the same nature; and whereas it is represented to this general assembly, that Daniel Henry and William Kercheville, commissioners of the revenue for the county of Frederick, did, in the year eighteen hundred and four, perform more service in proportion to their emoluments than many other commissioners in this commonwealth :
1. Be it therefore enacted, That the said Daniel Henry and Wil. Commissioners of liam Kercheville shall be entitled to receive from the public trea- additional allow? sury forty-one dollars each; and the auditor of public accounts is ance to. hereby authorized and required to issue his warrants for the same.
2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the Commencement. passing thereof.
Chap. 100.-An ACT to amend the act, entitled, “An act for raising by lottery a sum of money for the benefit of the university of William and Mary."
(Passed January 28, 1805.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That James Madison, Other commissionJohn Bracken, William Nelson, Robert Greenhow, Burwell Bassett, William and Mary Robert Saunders, Champion Travis, William Lightfoot, Littleton lottery. W. Tazewell, George Tucker, James Semple, John Nevison and William Newsum, gentlemen, or a majority of them, or a majority of those who may act, are hereby authorized and empowered to carry into effect the act passed at the last session, entitled, “ An act for raising by lottery a sum of money for the benefit of the university of William and Mary."
2. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.
Chap. 101.-An ACT authorizing a conveyance of certain land to be made to
(Passed January 29, 1805.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That John Pierce, Wil- Commissioners to liam Russell and George Jackson, gentlemen, or either of them, be ta in land to J. and they are hereby authorized and empowered to execute to John Bracken. Bracken, his heirs or assigns, a good and sufficient deed for conveying to him or them the right and title of the commonwealth to a certain tract of land called Secretary's land, lying in James City county, and purchased by the said John Bracken of Nathaniel Burwell and other commissioners, at a public sale made by them by virtue of an act of assembly passed the second day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, entitled, “ An act directing the sale of certain public lands,” whenever the said John Bracken, his heirs or assigns, shall produce to the commissioners herein named, or either of them, the receipt of the public treasurer for the amount of the purchase money of the said land, with interest on the said purchase money, which hath been proved to the legislature to have been at the rate of thirteen shillings and six pence per acre.
And it shall be the duty of the said John Bracken, his heirs or assigns, to produce to the auditor of public accounts a survey, to be made of the said land by the surveyor of James City county; whereupon
the said auditor shall direct the said treasurer to receive the purchase money and interest aforesaid.
3. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.
Muster fines of
Chap. 102.-An ACT to appropriate the muster fines of certain counties, and
for other purposes.
(Passed January 28, 1805.) Preamble. Whereas the appropriation of muster fines to objects of internal
improvement, is deemed by the legislature an act dictated by wise policy, since ihey operate as a tax upon labour, which receives its reward with more facility and less diminution in proportion to the increased improvement of the avenues to market: And whereas it is represented to the present general assembly, that the president, .directors and stock holders of the Little river turnpike company are solicitous to receive in payment for shares in said company, hereinafter directed to be subscribed for on behalf of this state, the excess of muster fines in certain counties, after paying the expenses attending the militia establishment now directed by law to be paid, and it is deemed expedient to provide for the more faithful collection, and the investiture of said fund in the stock of the said turn
pike company : Treasurer to sub 1. Be it iherefore enacted by the general assembly, That the shares in Little ri, treasurer is hereby authorized and required so soon as the subscripver turnpke com- tion for the additional shares in said company shall be opened, to pany.
subscribe on behalf of this state for one hundred shares, to be paid in the manner hereinafter directed.
2. And be it further enacted, That the muster fines of the councertain counties, ties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Frederick, Jefferson, Berkeley, Hamp