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Of Jacob Eib.

Whiting Davies on the opposite shore in the county of Bedford, the

price for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the of A. Henderson same; from the land of Alexander Henderson, at the mouth of Cow across Ohio river. creek in the county of Wood, across the Ohio river, to the opposite

shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same; from the land of Allen Rice, in the county of Kanawha, across Mud river, to the opposite shore, the price for a man four cents, and for an horse the same; from the land of John Jones, in the county of Kanawha, across Kanawha river, to the land of John

Hunter, on the opposite shore, the price for a man six and one quarof Henry Dering. ter cents, and for an horse the same; from the land of Henry De

ring, below his mill near Morgantown in the county of Monongalia, across Monongalia river, to the lands of Noah Ridgway and Wil

liam Tingle, on the opposite shore, the price for a man four cents, of Ro. Marshall. and for an horse the same; from the land of Robert Marshall, near

the mouth of Buffaloe creek in the county of Brooke, across the Ohio river to the opposite shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same; from the land of Jacob Eib, in the county of Harrison,

across West Fork river, to the lands of Robert Wilson and Daniel Davidson, on the opposite shore, the price for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the same; from the land of Nathan Cooper, at the lower end of the Long Reach in the Ohio river, in the county of Ohio, across the Ohio river to the

opposite shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the or Wm. Carlyle. same; from the land of William Carlyle, in the county of Hamp

shire, across Great Cacapon river to the opposite shore, the price

for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the same; or S. Gamblo and from the lands of Samuel Gamble and Henry Daniel, at the mouth H. Daniel

of King's creek in the county of Brooke, across the Ohio river, to their lands on the opposite shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same; and from their said lands at the mouth of King's creek, across the same, to their lands on the opposite

shore, the price for a man four cents, and for an horse the same; of J. Huddleston. from the land of John Huddleston, in the county of Kanawha, across

Kanawha river, to the land of Henry Banks on the opposite shore,

the price for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the From Ferry Point same; and from Ferry Point, near Davis's warehouse in the county across Corotoman. of Lancaster, across Corotoman river to the opposite shore, near

Lowry's warehouse, to be owned and kept by John Lunsford, the price for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the

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Rates at Chown: 2. And be it further enacted, That the keeper of the ferry at ing’s ferry raised. John Chowning's ferry across the Rappahannock river, and the

keeper of the ferry on the opposite shore, shall be allowed the sum Do. Jacob Hill.

of fisty cents for a man, and for an horse the same; and at the ferry of Jacob Hill, in the county of Harrison, across the Tyger Valley river, for a man six and one quarter cents, and for an horse the same; instead of the rates heretofore allowed at the said ferries.

3. The transportation of the following things shall be at the rates hereafter mentioned, that is to say: For every coach, chariot or waggon, and the driver thereof, the same as for six horses; for every four wheeled chaise or phạton, and the driver, the same as for four horses; for every two wheeled riding carriage or cart, the same as for two horses; for every hogshead of tobacco, the same as for

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one horse; for every head of neat cattle, two cents; for every sheep, hog, goat or lamb, one cent, and no more.

4. If the ferry keeper at either of the said places, shall demand Penalties for overand receive from any person, for the passage of any thing, greater charge. rates than are hereby allowed, he shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the party grieved, the rates demanded and received, and five dollars, to be recovered before any justice of the peace of the county, by warrant.

5. And be it further enacted, That the ferry across Corotoman Ferry across Cororiver, from the land of John Lowry in the county of Lancaster, bry. Lowry put shall be, and the same is hereby put down and discontinued. 6. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.

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CHAP. 83.–An ACT incorporating trustees of the Hallerian academy.

(Passed January 6, 1807.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That William H. Ca- Trustees appointbell, John Marshall, Alexander M’Rae, John Wickham, William

academy. Munford, William Wirt, William Foushee, George Hay, John Page, Lewis Harvie, John Brockenbrough, Abraham B. Venable, James M'Clurg, Thomas Ritchie, Thomas Jones and John H. Foushee, gentlemen, be, and they hereby are constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of “The Trustees of the Hallerian Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal.

2. The said trustees, or any five of them, are hereby authorized, May confer doso often as they shall think fit, to meet at the said academy in the city of Richmond, and then and there examine into the progress made by the students in their educations at the said academy; and under the hands and seal of the said trustees, to bestow academical degrees or honours on such of the said students as, in the opinions of the said trustees, shall be deserving thereof.

3. In case of the death, removal out of the commonwealth, re- Vacancies signation, or legal disability, of any one or more of the said trus

amongst, how tees, the vacancy or vacancies thereby occasioned may and shall be supplied by appointment or appointments to be made by the executive of this commonwealth.

4. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.

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CHAP. 84.-An ACT to establish an academy for female education in the city

of Richmond.

,(Passed January 7, 1607.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That William H. Ca- Trustees appointbell, Alexander M’Rae, Alexander Stuart, William W. Hening, femalo education William Munford, Lewis Harvie, Creed Taylor, John Buchanan, in Richmond. John D. Blair, Edward Carrington, James Penn, William Moseley, William Price, (the register, James Greenhow, Thomas Rutherford, Henry S. Shore, George Hay, William Wirt, Edmund Randolph, William Foushee, John Adams, John Brockenbrough, Robert Gamble, John Harvie, George W. Smith and George Pickett, shall be and are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of The Trustees of the Academy for Female Education in the City of Richmond, and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to take and hold any estate, real or personal, for the use of the said academy.

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2. The said trustees, or any nine of them, shall be a sufficient number to constitute a board, and shall and may have power to appoint a president, tutors, secretary and treasurer, and to make and establish such bye-laws, rules and regulations, not contrary to the laws and constitution of this state, as they may judge best for the government and benefit of the said academy; also, to open and receive subscriptions for the use of the said academy; and in case any person should fail to comply with his or her subscription, to enforce the payment thereof by warrant before a magistrate, where the sum to be recovered shall not exceed twenty dollars, and where it shall exceed that sum, by motion to the court of the county where the delinquent subscriber resides, ten days previous notice being given.

3. In case of the removal, death, resignation, refusal, or other legal disability to act, of any of the said trustees, or of any others who may hereafter be appointed, the vacancy thereby occasioned shall be supplied by the remaining trustees, or a majority of them.

4. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

Vacancies amongst them, how filled.

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Chap. 85.–An ACT authorizing John Nuzam to build a toll-bridge over Tyger

Valley river in the county of Monongalia.

[Passed January 7, 1807.] J. Nuzam may 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That it shall be lawful over Tyger Valley for John Nuzam, his heirs and assigns, to erect a bridge across the river.

Tyger Valley river, at or near his mills in the county of Monongalia. Tolls.

2. So soon as the said bridge shall be completed, it shall be lawful for the said John Nuzam, bis heirs and assigns, to demand and receive the following tolls and rates for the passage of any person or thing, that is to say: For a man four cents, and for an horse the same; for every coach, chariot, four wheeled chaise or waggon, and the driver thereof, the same as for six horses; for every cart, two wheeled chaise or chair, the same as for two horses; for every hogshead of tobacco ten cents; for every head of neat cattle two cents;

for every sheep, hog, goat or lamb, one cent, and no more. Penalty for taking 3. If the collector of the tolls at the said bridge shall demand too bigh toll.

and receive from any person greater rates than are hereby allowed for the passage of any thing, he shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the party grieved the tolls demanded and received, and five dollars, to be recovered with costs before a justice of the peace

for the said county. Monongalia court 4. The court of the county of Monongalia are hereby empowered missioners to view and required to appoint three commissioners to view and examine state of bridge. said bridge whenever any complaint may be made of its being out

of repair; and upon the report of the said commissioners that the said bridge is insufficient or unsafe for passengers, the said court may order the toll-gate to be removed, and the right of the said John Nuzam, his heirs and assigns, to demand and receive tolls, shall cease until said bridge be repaired in a good and sufficient manner, to be judged of by the said commissioners.

5. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

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Chap. 86.-An ACT incorporating a company to build a toll-bridge over Great

Hunting creek in the county of Fairfax.

(Passed January 7, 1807.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That subscriptions be Commissioners to opened under the direction of James II. Blake, Thompson Mason, tions.

receive subscrip Augustine I. Smith, James H. Hooe, Thomas Vowell and Joseph Dean, at the house of John Gooding in the county of Fairfax, on the ninth day of March next, notice whereof shall be given by advertisement at the courthouse door of said county two several court days previous thereto, and also in the Alexandria newspapers, for Capital stock. raising a capital stock of twelve thousand dollars, in shares of fifty Shares. dollars each, for the purpose of erecting a toll-bridge over Great Hunting creek, from the lands of colonel Augustine I. Smith, or of the heirs of major Roger West, to the land of James H. Hooe; and that each person do, upon subscribing, pay to the person or persons receiving the same under the authority of this act, five dollars upon each share so subscribed for, and that the remainder of the said fifty dollars payable upon each share, shall be thereafter called for by Money, how the company, or their agent, at such times and in such proportions, as they shall find necessary, giving two weeks notice, by advertising as aforesaid, of the sum required upon such share, and the time of making such payment; and if any subscriber, his executors, admi- Penalty. nistrators or assigos, shall fail to pay the sum called for upon each share so held by him, her or them, at the time appointed for such payment, the same may be recovered, where the sum called for shall Money, how recoexceed twenty dollars, by a motion in any court of record within vered of delinthis commonwealth, giving the bolder or holders of such share or shares, their executors or administrators, ten days notice of such motion; and where the sum called for shall not exceed twenty dollars, by petition or warrant, as the case may be.

2. Be it further enacted, That all those who shall become sub- Company created scribers to the company, their successors or assigns, shall be,

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and are hereby created a body politic and corporate, for the purpose aforesaid, by the name of The Great Hunting Creek Bridge Company, and shall by that name have succession, and shall be able to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, in all courts of law or equity within this commonwealth or elsewhere; and to ordain and make such bye-laws, ordinances and regulations, as appear necessary for regulating the concerns of the company, not contrary to this act, the constitution and laws of this commonwealth, or the United States.

3. So soon as the said bridge shall be completed, it shall be law- Tolls, when deful for the said company, their heirs and assigns, to demand and re mandable. ceive the following tolls and rates for the passage of the following things, that is to say: For a man six and one quarter cents; for a Rates. horse six and one quarter cents; for every coach, waggon, chariot, and the driver, the same as for six horses; for every four wheeled chaise or phạton, and the driver, the same as for four horses; for every two wheeled riding carriage, the same as for two horses; for every cart the same as for three horses; for every hogshead of 10. bacco six and one quarter cents; for every head of neat cattle three cents; for every sheep, hog, goat or lamb, one cent. 4. If the collector of the toll at the said bridge shall demand and Penalty for over

cbarge. receive from any person greater rates for the passage of any thing than are hereby allowed, he shall for every such offence forfeit and

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pay to the party grieved the tolls demanded and received, and five dollars, to be recovered with costs before any justice of the peace of the county of Fairfax.

5. Whenever the tolls received at the said bridge shall exceed fifteen per centum in any one year, the court of Fairfax county shall reduce the same, so that the same shall not exceed fifteen per centum per annum on the capital expended by the said company.

6. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

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Chap. 87.–An ACT legalizing the proceedings of the court of Pittsylvania

county, and for other purposes.

(Passed January 8, 1807.) Preamble. Whereas doubls have arisen whether the place at which the jus

tices of the county of Pittsylvania have holden courts for twentyfive years past, hath been established according to law :

1. Be it therefore enacted and declared, That the courthouse Pittsylvania estab- erected on the land now belonging to Richard Johnson, shall be lished.

and is hereby established and confirmed as the seat of justice for the said county, and courts shall continue to be holden therein : Provided nevertheless, That the said Richard Johnson sball convey to the justices of the said county of Pittsylvania and their successors, for the use of the said county, two acres of land, comprehending the said courthouse and the other public buildings, to be laid off by the surveyor of the said county, under the direction of a majority of the trustees hereinafter named; and in case the said Richard Johnson shall refuse to make the said conveyance, on or before the first day of April next, a majority of the justices of the said county shall have power to remove the seat of justice for the said county to some other place, as near the centre as convenience will admit, and shall appoint some place for holding courts until the public buildings

shall be erected thereon. Proceedings legal.

2. And be it further enacted, That all judgments heretofore rendered, or proceedings had, by the court of the said county of Pittsylvania, at the courthouse aforesaid, if not erroneous in other respects, are hereby declared to be legal and valid, potwithstanding any doubts which may be entertained as to the legality of the establishment of the said courthouse. 3. And be it further enacted, That eight acres of land, the

property of the said Richard Johnson, adjoining the southern end of the courthouse above mentioned, shall be laid off by Daniel Coleman, Rawley White, John Dabney, Thomas M. Clarke, Jabez Leftwich, William Tunstall, Joseph Sandford, Jeduthan Carter, Francis Dabney, Joseph Carter and William Yancey, gentlemen, trustees, or a majority of them, into lots of half an acre each, with such streets and alleys as they may think convenient, and thenceforth the same shall be vested in the before named trustees, and be established a town by the name of Competition. So soon as the said lots shall be laid off as aforesaid, the said trustees, or a majority of them, shall proceed to sell the same at public auction for the best price that can be had, on twelve months credit, the time and place of such sale having been previously advertised for three weeks successively in

some convenient newspaper. Duties of trustoes. 4. The said trustees shall take bond and security for the pur

chase money, payable to the said Richard Johnson, or his representatives, and shall deliver the same to him or them.

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