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An act to explain and amend the several acts of Assembly concerning the town of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson, and for other purposes.
(Passed the 18th of December, 1790.)
WHEREAS it is represented to this present General Assembly, that inconveniencies have arisen on account of the powers given to the trustees and the commissioners of the town of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson, not being sufficiently defined: For remedy whereof, Be Trustees ap- it enacted by the General Assembly, That the powers heretofore vested in the commissioners by an act intitled "An act directing the sale of lands in the towns of Louisville and Harrodsburg, and for other purposes," shall be vested in, and in future exercised only by James Francis Moore, Abraham Hite, Abner Martin, Donne Basil Prather, and David Stande ford, gentlemen, or a majority of them; and in case of the death, refusal to act, resignation, removal out of the county, or any other legal disability of any of the said commissioners, the remaining commissioners shall and they are hereby directed to appoint others in their stead, who shall to all intents and purposes be vested with, and exercise the same powers and authorities as those mentioned in this act; any act or acts to the contrary notwithstanding.
Vacancies how to be supplied.
Former act revived:
An act to revive and amend the act, intitled "An act appointing Commissioners to examine Slate river."
(Passed the 16th of December, 1790.)
BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the aet intitled "An act appointing commissioners to examine Slate river," shall be and the same is hereby revived, and
that William Perkins, jun. Cary Harrison, Benjamin Additional Harrison, David Coupland, Anthony Murry, and John trustees apCouch, gentlemen, be added to those commissioners ap- pointed. pointed in the said act, who or any three of them shall perform what is required by the said recited act, and make report thereof to the next General Assembly.
An act to amend an act, intitled "An act for surveying and apportioning the lands granted to the Illinois regiment, and establishing a town within the said grant.
(Passed the 10th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Part of the so much of the act intitled "An act for surveying and former act reapportioning the lands granted to the Illinois regiment, and establishing a town within the said grant," as requires that one thousand acres of land for town shall be laid off into half acre lots, and each to be improved by building, subject to the condition of building on each a dwelling house, twenty feet by eighteen at least, with a brick chimney, to be finished within three years from the day of sale, is hereby repealed.
SECT. 2. The trustees of the said town are directed to Trustees to convey to those who have already purchased a lot or lots make convey in said town, titles in fee-simple, although the said lots ances to the purchasers of may not have been improved agreeably to the requisitions lots; of the said recited act.
SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said And to sell trustees, or any five of them, are authorised and required the residue of to sell at public auction the residue of the said one thousand acres of land, for the best price that can be had for the same at twelve months credit, in lots not exceeding twenty acres, nor less than half an acre, taking from the purchasers bond with approved security for the payment thereof, and when received, to be applied to the benefit of the said town; notice of the time and place of such sale being previously advertised two months successively in the Kentuckey Gazette.
Lots not sub
ject to forfei
ture for want of improvements.
SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That the said. trustees shall convey to the said purchasers titles in fee; and that the said lots shall not be liable to forfeiture on account of any failure in improving the same, but that the titles thereof shall be absolute and unconditional: any thing in the said recited act to the contrary notwithstanding.
An act authorising the Court of Bourbon county, to admit the recording of Deeds in certain
(Passed the 29th of November, 1790.)
WHEREAS from the death of the high sheriff of the county of Bourbon, which happened in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, no court was holden for the said county from the month of July in the said year, until the month of January following, whereby many deeds for lands and other estate could not be recorded within the time limited by law; and the purchasers thereof have in many instances been deprived of an opportunity of renewing the same by the removal and death of the venCourt of Bour- ders. For remedy whereof, Be it enacted by the General bon to admit Assembly, That all deeds and other conveyances of lands, certain deeds slaves or other estate legally made and executed, and the
time limited by law for recording of which expired within the said period of the month of July, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and the month of January following, which shall be acknowledged by the parties, or proved by the number of witnesses directed by law in the court of the said county of Bourbon, within nine months from the passing of this act, shall be recorded, and be as effectual for passing the estate thereby conveyed, as if such deeds had been recorded within the times respectively prescribed by law from the date thereof: any law to the contrary notwithstanding.
An act for establishing several new Ferries, and discontinuing one formerly established.
(Passed the 11th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Ferries estapublic ferries shall be constantly kept at the follow- blished ing places, and the rates for passing the same as followeth, that is to say, from the land of Edward Mitchell
in the county of Mecklenburg, across Roanoke river across Roato the land of Christopher Haskins on the opposite noke, shore, and from the land of the said Haskins to the land of the said Mitchell, the price for a man three pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of Joseph Berry in the county of Frederick across Shenandoah river to the opposite shore, the price for a man two pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of John Canefax in the county of Campbell across Staunton river to the lands of John Ward on the opposite shore, in the county of Pittsylvania, the price for a man three pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of Hezekiah Davis in the county of Harrison, above the mouth of Limestone across the west fork of Mononga- the west fork hela river, to the lands of William Barkley on the op- of Monongaposite shore, the price for a man three pence, and for a hela; horse the same; from the land of David Scott at the mouth of his mill run in the county of Monongalia,
across Monongalia river, to his land on the opposite Monongalia, shore, the price for a man three pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of John Chenoweth in the
county of Hampshire, across great Cacapon creek to the Great Cacaopposite shore, the price for a man four pence, and for a pon creek; horse the same; from the lands of Conrod Glaze in the county of Hampshire, across the south branch of Patowmack, to the land of George Glaze on the opposite the south shore, and from the land of the said George Glaze across branch of Pathe south branch to the land of Conrod Glaze, the price for a man four pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of Charles Prather in the county of Ohio, across the mouth of Buffaloe creek, to the land on the opposite Buffaloe shore, the price for a man two pence, and for a horse the creek; same; from the lands of the said Charles Prather in the
the western branch of Eli
county of Ohio, across Ohio river to the opposite shore, the price for a man six pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of John Grimes deceased in the county of Norfolk, across the western branch of Elizabeth river, to the land of Michael Warren on the opposite shore, the price for a man four pence, and for a horse the same; from the land of Rees Pritchard in the county of Hampshire, across the north fork of great Cacapon, to his land Fork of Great on the opposite shore, the price for a man four pence, and for a horse the same; and from the land of Edward Jackson in the county of Randolph, across Buchanan river to the land of John Jackson junior on the opposite shore, the price for a man three pence, and for a horse the same.
SECT. 2. And for the transportation of wheel carriages, tobacco, cattle and other beasts at the places aforesaid, the ferry keepers may demand and take the following rates, to wit, for every coach, chariot or waggon, and the driver thereof, the same as for six horses; for every cart or four wheel chaise and the driver, the same as for four horses; for every two wheel chaise or chair as for two horses; for every hogshead of tobacco as for one horse; for every head of neat cattle as for one horse; for every sheep, goat or lamb, one fifth part of the ferriage for one horse; and for every hog one fifth part of the ferriage for one horse, and no more.
Penalty on fer- SECT. 3. If any ferry keeper shall demand or receive ry keeper de- any greater rates than is hereby allowed for the ferriage manding more or carriage of any thing, he shall for every such offence than the legal forfeit and pay to the party aggrieved, the ferriages demanded or received and ten shillings; to be recovered with costs before a justice of the peace of the county where the offence shall be committed.
SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That the ferry heretofore established from the land of John Posey, now discontinued. the property of George Washington in the county of Fairfax, across Patowmack river, to the opposite shore in the state of Maryland, shall be and the same is hereby discontinued.