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An act to amend the act intitled "An act for opening and extending the navigation of Appamatox river."
(Passed the 16th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS the dispersed situation of the Preamble. trustees appointed to carry into effect the act intitled "An act for opening and extending the navigation of Appamatox river," hath greatly retarded and impeded the salutary purposes thereof: Be it enacted by the Trustees ap General Assembly, That John Morton, John Archer pointed; and Edward Munford, gentlemen, or any two of them, be and they are hereby appointed trustees for the purpose of carrying into full effect the act aforesaid in every matter and thing to all intents and purposes as the trustees in the said act appointed could or might have done by virtue thereof.
SECT. 2. And be it enacted, That the said John Mor- Compensation ton, John Archer and Edward Munford, gentlemen, shall for their serreceive as a compensation for their expences and services after the rate of six shillings per diem for the time they shall be employed in carrying into execution the act aforesaid, and once in every six months shall on Before whom, oath lay before one or other of the courts of Amelia, statements of they are to lay Prince-Edward or Cumberland, a full and fair state- their accounts, ment of their receipts, disbursements and expenditures in and about the business of their appointment. So much of the before recited act as comes within the purview of this act shall be and is hereby repealed.
Ferry established across
Toll-bridge across Meher
An act to establish a ferry and erect a toll-bridge across Meherrin river, from the land of William Gee.
(Passed the 21st of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS the establishing a ferry and erecting a toll-bridge across the river Meherrin, in the county of Brunswick, will be of public utility:
SECT. 2. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That a public ferry shall be constantly kept at the following place, and the rates for passing the same as followeth, to wit: From the land of William Gee in the said county of Brunswick, across Meherrin river, to his land on the opposite shore, the price for a man two pence, and for a horse the same.
SECT. 3. And for the transportation of wheel carriages, tobacco, cattle and other beasts at the place aforesaid, the ferry keeper may demand and take the following rates, that is to say, for every coach, chariot, four wheel chaise or waggon, and the driver thereof, the same as for six horses; for every cart, two wheel chaise or chair, the same 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, onefifth part of the ferriage for one horse; and for every hog one-fourth part of the ferriage for one horse, and no
SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said William Gee, to erect a bridge across Meherrin river, from his land in the said county of Brunswick to the opposite shore, as near to the ferry hereby established as may be, and to demand and receive the same toll and rates for the passage of any person or thing, as is allowed by this act at his said ferry.
Penalty on SECT 5. If the ferry keeper or collector of tolls at ferry keeper the said place, shall presume to demand and receive for demanding more than the from any person or persons, greater rates than are herelegal rates. by allowed, for the carriage or ferriage of any thing, he shall for every such offence, forfeit and pay to the party grieved, the ferriages or tolls demanded or received and
ten shillings; to be recovered with costs, before a justice of peace of the said county of Brunswick.
An act for establishing several inspections of tobacco, and finishing Trent's warehouses.
(Passed the 24th of December, 1790.)
the towns of
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Inspections inspections of tobacco shall be and are hereby establish- established in ed at the following places, to wit, on the lots of Law- Paris and rence Spotsman in the town of Paris in the county of Romney; Bourbon, to be called and known by the name of Bourbon warehouse; in the town of Romney in the county of Hampshire, to be called and known by the name of Romney warehouse; at the Great Falls of Patowmack At the Great in the county of Loudoun, to be called and known by Falls of Pathe name of Great Falls warehouse; on the lands of John Woodson at Carter's ferry in the county of Cum- At Carter's berland, to be called and known by the name of Wood- ferry; son's warehouse; and on the lots belonging to the estate
of Edward Johnson deceased, in the town of Manches- And in the ter, to be called and known by the name of Johnson's town of Manwarehouse; the proprietors whereof shall build the same
at their own expence.
SECT. 2. Provided always, and be it further enacted, Warehouses That if the executors of the said Edward Johnson de- at Manchesceased, shall be unable to build the warehouses hereby ter, how to be directed to be erected on his lots in the town of Manchester, out of their testators effects in their hands, they shall certify the same to the court of Chesterfield county, and thereupon the said court shall, and they are hereby directed and required to agree with some person or persons to build the same, and shall certify the charge thereof to the treasurer for the time being, who is hereby required to pay the same out of the money in his hands arising from the inspection of tobacco. The rents of the said warehouse shall be paid by the inspectors thereof to the treasurer, until the expence of building the same with lawful interest thereon, shall be reimbursed to the public.
SECT. 3. There shall be allowed and paid annually to each of the inspectors at Bourbon warehouse, the sum of twenty pounds; to each of the inspectors at Romney warehouse, the sum of fifteen pounds; to each of the inspectors at Johnson's warehouse, the sum of sixty pounds; to each of the inspectors at the Great Falls warehouse, the sum of forty pounds; to each of the inspectors at Woodson's warehouse, the sum of forty pounds for their salaries: Provided always, that if the quantity of tobacco inspected at the said warehouses shall not be sufficient to pay the usual charges and the inspectors salaries, the deficiency shall not be paid by the public.
SECT. 4. And be it further enacted, That the court of houses to be the county of Chesterfield, shall, and they are hereby directed and required to agree with some person or persons to finish and complete the warehouses on the lots of Alexander and Peterfield Trent, in the town of Manchester, in manner prescribed by the act, intitled "An act for establishing an inspection of tobacco on the lots of Alexander and Peterfield Trent, in the town of Manchester," and shall certify the charge thereof to the treasurer for the time being, who is hereby required to pay the same out of the public money in his hands arising from the inspection of tobacco, and shall take and receive of the inspectors the rent at the said warehouse for reimbursing the public, the charge of such buildings, until the same be repaid with lawful interest.
This act shall commence and be in force from and after the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
An act for reassessing the lands in the counties of
(Passed the 11th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this present General Assembly, That the lands included in the county of Amelia, before the late division thereof, having been valued by two sets of assessors who never
acted in conjunction, and entertained different opinions respecting the value of landed property, by reason whereof many landholders within the said county, complain that their lands are taxed much higher than other lands in the same county of equal quality, and application hath been made to this Assembly, to give a legal sanction to measures for conducting a full and fair enquiry respecting the facts by them stated in such manner, that full information being had thereon such measures may be taken as will do justice to all the landholders within the said county, without any diminution or derangement of the public revenue; And whereas, it is at all times the duty of the legislature to attend to the complaints of the people and to redress their grievances; for the purpose of conducting a proper inquiry respecting the complaints of the aforesaid landholders; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That three discreet and reputa- Lands in Ameble persons shall be appointed by the governor with ad. lia and Notvice of council, as commissioners, to make a new valua- toway to be tion of all the lands included in the county of Amelia before the late division thereof, and now included in the counties of Amelia and Nottoway, in such manner that all the lands so included shall average the price of ten shillings per acre.
SECT. 2. The commissioners so appointed, any two Commissionof whom shall be sufficient to act, shall before they en- ers to take an ter on the execution of the duties herein required, take an oath before the court of either of the said counties of Amelia and Nottoway, which oath shall be entered of record, faithfully and impartially to value all the lands in the counties of Amelia and Nottoway, to the best of their skill and judgment in such manner that the whole quantity of land contained therein, shall on an average amount to the price of ten shillings per acre. In case of Vacancies the death, refusal to act, or other disability of all or any how to be of the said commissioners, the governor with advice of supplied. council shall appoint others in the room of the persons
dead, refusing, or disabled who shall in like manner take
an oath as herein before required.
SECT. 3. The commissioners so appointed may enter Revaluation, on the execution of the duties herein required as soon as when to be they shall have taken the oath aforesaid, and shall con- commenced, tinue therein from time to time so as to compleat the whole by the first day of October, in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.