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Commissioners books,

how to be disposed of.

Compensation

to the commissioners for

SECT. 4. The said commissioners shall make fair and distinct entries of all the lands by them valued in a book to be by them kept for that purpose, of which book they shall make three copies, one of which shall be delivered to the governor to be laid before the General Assembly at their meeting, in the session in the fall of seventeen hundred and ninety-one, and the two other copies to be delivered to the clerks of the counties of Amelia and Nottoway, respectively, for the inspection of the courts of the said counties.

SECT. 5 The commissioners for their services in viewing and valuing the said lands and for entering the same their services. in their book, and making three copies as aforesaid, shall be allowed by the court of the said county of Amelia at the rate of six shillings per day each; to be levied by the said court on the landholders of the said county, in proportion to the present assessment of the lands therein.

Marine hospi

CHAP. XXXVIII.

An act authorising the sale of the Marine Hos

pital.

(Passed the 24th of December, 1790.)

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That tal, to be sold. the commissioners appointed by the executive, under the act, intitled "An act for establishing a marine hospital for the reception of aged and disabled seamen," or a majority of them, shall and they are hereby authorised and impowered to dispose of the said marine hospital to the Congress of the United States, for the purposes of its original institution.

Purchase mo

ney, how to be applied.

SECT. 2. The money arising from the sale thereof, the said commissioners or a majority of them, shall apply to the discharge of their contract for erecting the said building, and the residue (if any) shall be divided by the said commissioners, or a majority of them, between the towns of Norfolk and Portsmouth. One moiety shall be paid to the chamberlain of the borough of Norfolk, to be applied by the mayor, recorder and aldermen of the said borough of Norfolk, to the support of the acade

my erected in the said borough, and the other moiety to John Kearnes, Willis Willson, John Nevison, Richard Blow, Samuel Davis, John Cowper, jun. and James Young, gentlemen trustees, to be by them applied to the purpose of erecting a school in the town of Portsmouth, for the education of orphan children.

SECT. 3. The executive shall, on application from the Conveyance commissioners of the marine hospital, or a majority of to be made by them, convey the same, for the purpose of its original in- the executive. stitution, to the Congress of the United States in like

manner as the two acres of land appropriated for a light

house was conveyed.

SECT. 4. This act shall commence and be in force When this act from the passing thereof.

commences.

CHAP. XXXIX.

An act to add twenty acres of land to the town of Charlottesvillle, in the county of Albemarle.

(Passed the 30th of November, 1790.)

Charlottes

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Certain land twenty acres of land, the property of John Jouitt, ad- added to joining the town of Charlottesville, in the county of Albe- ville. marle, shall be and the same are hereby vested in the trustees of the said town, and in Francis Walker, Tho- Additional mas Bell, George Divers, Thomas Walker, Lewis Cor- trustees ap pointed. nelius Schurk, and Isaac Miller, gentlemen, who are hereby appointed trustees in addition thereto, to be by them, or a majority of them laid off into lots of half anacre cach, with convenient streets; and when so laid off, the same shall thenceforth be deemed and taken as part of the said town.

how to be

SECT. 2. So soon as the said land shall be laid off Lots when and into lots and streets, the trustees, or a majority of them, sold. shall proceed to sell the same at public auction for the best price that can be had, the time and place of which sale being previously advertised for three weeks in the Virginia Gazette, and at the courthouse of the said county on two successive court days; and convey the

Rights of pur-
chasers.

said lots to the purchasers in fee, subject to the condition of building on each a dwelling-house sixteen feet square at the least, with a brick or stone chimney, to be finished fit for habitation within three years from the day of sale, and to pay the money arising from the sale of the said lots to the said John Jouitt, or his legal representatives.

SECT. 3. The purchasers of lots in the said town, so soon as they have built upon and saved the same, according to the conditions of their respective deeds of conveyance, shall then be entitled to, and have and enjoy all the rights, privileges and immunities which the freeholders and inhabitants of other towns in this state, not incorporated, hold and enjoy. If the purchaser of any lot shall fail to build thereon within the time before limited, the said trustees, or a majority of them, may thereupon enter into such lot and sell the same again, and apply the money for the benefit of the inhabitants of the said town.

Henry county

ed.

Boundaries.

CHAP. XL.

An act for dividing the county of Henry.

(Passed the 26th of November, 1790.)

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That divided, and from and after the first day of June next, the county of Patrick form- Henry shall be divided into two distinct counties, that is to say, all that part of the said county lying west of a line beginning on the line dividing the counties of Henry and Franklin, one mile above where it crosses Town creek, a branch of Smith's river, thence a parallel line with Pittsylvania line to the county line, shall be one distinct county, and called and known by the name of Patrick, and all the residue of the said county retain the name of Henry.

Court day;

SECT. 2. A court for the said county of Patrick shall be held by the justices thereof on the second Monday in every month, after the said division shall take place, in such manner as is provided by law for other counties, and shall be by their commissioners directed.

SECT. 3. The justices to be named in the commission Justices, when of the peace for the said county of Patrick, shall meet at and where to the house of Jonathan Hanby in the said county, upon the meet; first court day after the said division shall take place, and having taken the oaths prescribed by law, and administered the oath of office to, and taken bond of the sheriff according to law, proceed to appoint and qua- To appoint a lify a clerk, and fix upon a place for holding courts in clerk and fix on a place for the said county, at or as near the centre thereof as the the courtsituation and convenience will admit of: And thenceforth house. the said court shall proceed to erect the necessary public buildings at such place, and until such buildings be completed, to appoint any place for holding courts as they may think proper. Provided always, That the appointment of a place for holding courts and of a clerk, shall not be made, unless a majority of the justices of the said county be present; where such majority shall have been prevented from attending by bad weather, or their being at the time out of the county, in such cases the appointment shall be postponed until some court day when a majority shall be present.

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SECT. 4. The governor with advice of the council, First sheriff, shall appoint a person to be first sheriff of the said county, pointed; who shall continue in office during the term and upon the same conditions as are by law appointed for other sheriffs.

SECT. 5. It shall be lawful for the sheriff of the said Public dues and fees in

county of Henry to collect and make distress for any new county, public dues or officers fees, which shall remain unpaid how to be colby the inhabitants thereof at the time such division shall lected. take place, and shall be accountable for the same in like manner as if this act had not been made. And that the court of the said county of Henry shall have jurisdiction of all actions and suits in law or equity, which shall be depending before them at the time of the said division,' and shall try and determine the same, issue process and award execution thereon.

SECT. 6. In all elections of a senator, the said county New county in of Patrick shall be of the same district with the said the same district as Henry. county of Henry.

SECT. 7. And be it further enacted, That a majority Justices of of the justices of the said county of Henry, shall have Henry to fix on power to fix upon a place for holding courts within the a place for the said county, and to assess and levy a sufficient sum of

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money on the persons chargeable with the payment of levies and taxes within the said county, to erect a courthouse and other public buildings for the use of the said county.

Gloucester

ed, and

Mathews

formed.

Boundaries.

CHAP. XLI.

An act for dividing the county of Gloucester.

(Passed the 16th of December, 1790.)

SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That county divid- from and after the first day of May next, the county of Gloucester shall be divided into two distinct counties, that is to say, all that part of the said county lying to the eastward of a line, to begin at the mouth of North river, thence up the meanders thereof to the mill, thence up the eastern brauch of the millpond to the head of Muddy creek, thence down the said creek to Piankatank river, shall be one distinct county, and called and known by the name of Mathews, and the residue of the said county shall retain the name of Gloucester.

Court day.

Quarterly courts when

to be held.

Justices to meet, when and where ;

To appoint a clerk, and fix on a place for

the courthouse.

SECT. 2. A court for the said county of Mathews shall be held by the justices thereof on the second Monday in every month, after the said division shall take place, in such manner as is provided by law for other counties, and shall be by their commissions directed; and a court of quarterly sessions for the said county of Mathews shall be held in the months of March, May, August and November in every year.

SECT. 3. The justices to be named in the commission of the peace for the said county of Mathews, shall meet at the house of Thomas Williams in the said county, upon the first court day after the said division takes place, and having taken the oaths prescribed by law, and administered the oath of office to, and taken bond of the sheriff according to law, proceed to appoint and qualify a clerk, and fix upon a place for holding courts in the said county, at or as near the centre thereof, as the situation and convenience will admit of; and thenceforth the said court shall proceed to erect the necessary public buildings at such place, and until such buildings be completed, to

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