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2. Every person claiming such reward shall produce the whole claiming shall pro- skin of the head of every wolf to a justice of the peace of the such roward. county in which the same shall have been killed, and shall then also

before the same justice make oath or affirmation to the effect fol-
lowing, that is to say: “1, A. B., do swear, that the scalp or scalps
(as the case may be,) by me now produced, was or were taken from
a wolf or wolves killed by me in the said county of
help me God.And thereupon the justice shall grant to the wolf
killer a certificate, reciting his name, the number of scalps pro-
duced, either of old wolves, or such as in his opinion appear not to
exceed six months, the time and place when and where killed, and
that oath or affirmation, or other sufficient proof thereof, hath been
made before him; which being produced to the courts laying the
levies of the said counties, shall entitle the party or parties therein
named to the reward aforesaid ; but no claim or demand for the
same shall be allowed without such certificate: Provided always,
That every justice of the peace shall cause the ears of all wolf
scalps brought before him to be cut off in his presence, and he shall

not grant a certificate for any scalp without ears. Repealing clause. 3. All and every act and acts, clause and clauses heretofore made

for, or concerning any matter or thing within the purview of this

act, shall be and are hereby repealed. Commencoment. 4. This act shall commence and be in force from and during the

term of ten years, from and after the first day of April next.

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CHAP. 68.—An ACT for establishing several ferries.

(Passed January 12, 1804.) Ferries cstablish 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That public ferries

shall be constantly kept at the following places, and the rates of places.

passing the same as followeth, that is to say: From the land of Jonathan Zane in the county of Ohio, across the Ohio river to the opposite shore in the county of Belmont in the state of Ohio, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same.

2. From the land of James Collins on the east side of Monongalia river in the county of Monongalia, across the said Monongalia river to the land of Zackquill Morgan on the opposite shore, the price for a man four cents, and for an horse the same.

3. From the land of Randolph Shidmore in the county of Botetourt, across James river to the land of Messrs. Houston and Cloyd on the opposite shore, the price for a man four cents, and for an horse the same.

4. From the land of John Edie in the county of Brooke, across Ohio river to the opposite shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same.

5. From the land of Reece Wolf in the county of Wood, across the Little Kanawha river to the opposite shore, the price for a man three cents, and for an horse the same.

6. From the land of Henry Townes in the town of Mecklenburg, across Dan river to the land of major John Nelson in the county of Halifax, the price for a man four cents, and for an horse the same.

7. From the land of William Droddy in the county of Kanawha, across Ohio river to the opposite shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the same.

8. From the land of Benjamin M'Machan in the county of Ohio, across the Ohio river to the land of Daniel M'Elheria on the oppo

site shore, the price for a man eight cents, and for an horse the

same,

9. From the land of Isaac Lerue in the county of Ohio, across Middle Island creek to his land on the opposite shore, the price for a man three cents, and for an horse the same.

10. From the land of Mark M'Goveran 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.

11. 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 phæton, tour wheeled chaise, 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 one horse; for every head of neat cattle, the same as for one horse; for every sheep, hog or goat, one fifth part of the ferriage for one horse, and no more.

12. If the ferry keeper at either of the said places shall demand Penalty for ebarand take from any person any greater rates for the ferriage of any ihan allowed by thing than is hereby allowed, he shall forfeit and p:y to the party grieved the ferriage demanded and received, and two dollars for every such offence, recorerable before any justice of the peace of the county, 13. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.

Commencement.

this act.

thereon.

Chap. 69.–An ACT allowing a further time to the owners of lots in certain

towns to build thereon.

(Passed January 9, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the further time Further time alof five years, to be computed from the passing of this act, shall be lowed owners ar allowed the owners of lots in Uniontown in the county of Monroe; towns to build that the further time of seven years, to be computed from the thirtyfirst day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, shall be allowed the owners of lots in the town of Springfield in the county of Culpeper; that the further time of seven years, to be computed from the fourteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, shall be allowed the owners of lots in the town of Washington in the said county of Culpeper; that the further time of fourteen years, to be computed from the fourteenth day of Deceniber, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, shall be allowed the owners of lots in the town of Salem in the county of Fauquier; that the further time of twenty years, to be computed from the fifteenth day of January, one thousand seren hundred and ninety-eight, shall be allowed the owners of lots in the town of Fayettesville in the said county of Fauquier; and that the further time of seven years, to be computed from the fourteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and three, shall be allowed the owners of lots in the town of Ligonville in the county of Amelia, to build upon the said lots according to law; that the further time of five years be allowed to the owners of lots in the town of Farmville to build thereon: Provided, That nothing herein contained Proviso. shall in any manner affect any rights which may have been acquired by others in consequence of the neglect of the owners of any of

the said lots to build thereon within the times heretofore prescribed by law.

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

Commencement.

Fine remitted.

Chap. 70.-An ACT remitting a fine to John Farris.

(Passed January 14, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the fine of one hundred dollars imposed on John Farris by the county court of Pittsylvania, for retailing part of a barrel of sugar without a license, shall be, and the same is hereby fully remitted.

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

Commencement.

Lottery authorized.

Chap. 71.-An ACT to authorize the raising a sum of money by way of lot

tery for improving the road leading across the Shenandoah mountain to Brock's gap in the county of Rockinghain.

(Passed January 13, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for James Dyer, senior, Henry Hull, John Hopkins, Oliver M'Coy, Aaron Kee, Daniel Capito, Henry Penninger, jun., William M'Coy, John Erwin, John Cunningham and Peter Hull, gentlemen, or a majority of them, to raise by lottery or lotteries, a sum of money not exceeding four thousand dollars, to be appropriated under the direction of commissioners to be appointed from time to time by the county court of Pendleton, towards opening and improving the waggon road leading from the town of Franklin in the county of Pendleton, to Brock's gap in the county of Rockingham, on that part of said road lying between the foot of the Shenandoah mountain, on the west side near to colonel James Dyer's, and the foot of said mountain on the east side in the county of Rockingham.

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

Commencement.

Warrant to be reaudited.

Chap. 72 -An ACT concerning Bottom Steagall.

(Passed January 14, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the auditor of public accounts shall be, and he is hereby authorized and required to re-audit, according to law, a warrant issued to Bottom Steagall the fourth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, it being for the valuation of a slave outlawed by the court of Dinwiddie, who was killed in consequence thereof, which warrant shall be paid by the treasurer of this commoo wealth out of the fund appropriated for slaves condemned and executed.

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

Commencement.

Chap. 73.–An ACT to raise by lottery or lotteries a sum of money for open

ing and improving a road over the North mountain at Dry river yap, and for improving the streets in the town of Harrisonburg.

(Passed January 13, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That George Huston, Frederick Spangler, George Cline, Daniel Smith, Asher Waterman, John Pince, Edwin Nichols, Samuel Miller (of Augusta), Jeremiah

Lottery authorized.

Kyle, Jonathan Shipman and Henry I. Gambill, gentlemen, or a majority of them, shall be, and they are hereby authorized to raise by lottery or lotteries the sum of six thousand dollars, two thirds thereof to be applied towards opening and improving a waggon road over the North mountain, at the place called Dry river gap, under the directions of such commissioners as the county court of Rockingham shall from time to time appoint, and the remaining one third to be applied towards improving the streets in the town of Harrisonburg, under the directions of the trustees of the said town, or their successors.

2. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing Commencement. thereof.

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Chap. 74.–An ACT authorizing the register of the land office to issue a grant

to William Almon.

(Passed January 10, 1804.) 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the register of the Grant to issue. land office shall, and he is hereby required, on application to him made, to issue to William Almon, or his legal representatives, a grant agreeably to a survey made for the said William Almon, of two hundred acres of land, as lying in the county of Randolph, but which land was afterwards found to have been in the county of Harrison at the time of the said survey: Provided, That the plat and certificate of survey, accompanied by a legal warrant, shall be filed with the said register before the said grant shall be issued; and which entry and survey shall be as sufficient in every respect to entitle the aforesaid party, or his legal representatives, to hold the said land as if made with the surveyor of Harrison county: Provided Conditionally. always, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construed as to affect the right of any other person or persons claiming the said land, or any part thereof, by a prior entry, survey or location. 2. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.

Commencement.

Chap. 75.–An ACT concerning William Burnet Browne.

[Passed January 18, 1804.] Whereas it is represented to the general assembly that William Preamble. Burnet Browne, deceased, formerly of Elsing Green in the county of King William, by. his last will, in conformity with a contract or bond executed by him, to and with Herbert Claiborne, on his marriage with Mary Burnet Browne, daughter of the said William Burnet Browne, direct that after the death of his wife, trustees therein named should convey certain lands and other estate therein described, to such son of his said daughter Mary Burnet Claiborne, as should be called and named William Burnet Browne, and should attain the age of twenty-one years, and renounce and forever quit the name of Claiborne, and take and bear his christian name and sirname, to wit, William Burnet Browne, as by the said last will more at large will appear :

And whereas the eldest son of the said Herbert Claiborne and Mary Burnet Claiborne, was, in his early infancy baptized, called and named William Burnet Browne, and by that name hath been reputed and distinguished ever since; and having attained during the present session of the general assembly the age of twenty-one years, is desirous of renouncing and forever quitting the name of Claiborné, and taking and bearing the christian name and sirname of the tes

tator, to wit, William Burnet Browne, in pursuance of the said last will: for the purpose of preventing doubts whether the said eldest son of the said Herbert Claiborne and Mary Burnet Claiborne, may of his own accord, and without the interposition of the legislature,

renounce and forever quit the name of Claiborne, His name changed. 1. Be it therefore enacted, That he, the said eldest son of the

said Herbert Claiborne and Mary Burnet Claiborne, so called, and named William Burnet Browne as aforesaid, shall, in law and equity, and in all courts, sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, may inherit and accept by devise, gift, legacy, contract, alienation or deed, and may be elected, nominated and appointed, to any office, and in all things and questions whatsoever, shall be considered and adjudged by the name of William Burnet Browne, and more especially for the perfect fulfilment and satisfaction of the last will afore

said, in conformity with the marriage contract or bond aforesaid. Commencement. 2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the

passing thereof.

Chap. 76.–An ACT for incorporating trustees of an academy in Norfolk

borough.

(Passed January 19, 1804.) Trustees incor 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That Thomas Newton, porated.

jr., John Nevison, Thomas Blanchard, Theoderick Armistead, Robert Brough, John E. Holt, Littleton W. Tazewell, Philip Barraud, Alexander Jordan, Richard H. Lee and Arthur Lee be, and they are hereby appointed trustees of an academy in the borough of Norfolk, and shall be constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of “The Trustees of the Norfolk Academy;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in any court of law

or equity. Their powers and 2. The said trustees and their successors, or a majority of them, duty.

by the name aforesaid, shall be capable in law to hold a certain lot or piece of land, with all houses and appurtenances thereunto belonging, in the borough of Norfolk, conveyed by Samuel Boush and George Newton unto Samuel Boush, junior, Samuel Smith and Nathaniel Newton, for the sole purpose of erecting thereon a schoolhouse for the use of the inhabitants of the said borough; and also any lands, tenements, rents, goods and chattels of what kind soever, which may be purchased by, or devised or given to them for the use of the said academy; and to lease, rent, sell, or otherwise dispose of the same in such manner as to them shall seem most conducive to the advantage of the said academy: Provided, This act shall not be so construed as to affect the lease now made by the commissioners appointed by Norfolk county and borough courts, with the subscribers to Christ's church in the said borough. The said trustees, or a majority of them, shall have power from time to time to make and establish such bye-laws, rules and regulations, not contrary to the constitution and laws of this commonwealth, as they may judge necessary for the government of the said academy, and to appoint a president, secretary, tutors, librarian and treasurer, and them, or either of them, at the pleasure of the trustees, or a ma

jority of them, to remove or displace. Duty of treasurer. 3. The treasurer shall receive all monies accruing to the said

academy, and property delivered to his care, and pay or deliver the

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