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surgeons to inspect the disabilities of the pensioners within their counties, and report the same to the executive, but no steps being taken by the court of the county aforesaid, those of the said Price and Nettles were not reported according to the directions of the said law, and by reason thereof they were discontinued and stricken from off the said list by the executive; and it now appearing to the General Assembly, that the disabilities of the said Price and Nettles are such as to warrant the propriety of reinstating them as pensioners, and of restoring the several and respective pensions, whereof in manner aforesaid they have been deprived.
SECT. 2. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembe granted to bly, That the auditor of public accounts shall and he is and Abraham hereby directed to issue on application by the said Price Nettles for ar- and Nettles in person, or by attorney, a warrant or warrears of their rants, for the amount of the pensions formerly allowed pensions. them, from the date of the discontinuance aforesaid, to
the fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and The executive eighty-nine. And the executive are hereby requested and to represent required to represent the cases of the said Jacob Price their situation and Abraham Nettles to the officer of the general goofficer of the vernment, having cognizance in such cases, in order that United States. they may be paid their pensions from the said fourth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine.
to the proper
An act authorising the auditor to issue to Joseph Calvert a loan-office certificate for property destroyed in the borough of Norfolk.
(Passed the 21st of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS by the report of the commissioners appointed to ascertain the losses sustained by the inhabitants of the borough of Norfolk, in consequence of the destruction of the said town in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, the property of Joseph Calvert was postponed for further proof: And it has been represented to the present General Assembly, that the property of the said Joseph Calvert was destroyed by the troops of this state.
SECT. 2. Be it enacted, That the auditor of public ac- Auditor to counts shall, and he is hereby directed to issue to the said issue a loanJoseph Calvert, his executors or administrators, a loan- cate to Joseph office certificate for the sum of one hundred and twenty Calvert. pounds, with warrants for interest on the same, in like manner as has been heretofore issued for property destroyed in the borough of Norfolk.
An act for restoring a sum of money paid into the public treasury on account of the sale of the sloop the Philadelphia Packet and her
(Passed the 16th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS from sentence of condemna- Preamble. tion passed in the court of admiralty of this Commonwealth against the sloop the Philadelphia Packet, the said sloop with her cargo were sold, and one moiety thereof amounting to the sum of three hundred and forty pounds five shillings and eleven pence paid into the public treasury; from which sentence an appeal was granted to the court of appeals, and by a decree of that court, the same was reversed and annulled and the amount of such sales ordered to be restored:
SECT. 2. Be it therefore enacted by the General As- The treasurer sembly, That it shall be lawful for the treasurer of this to pay a sum Commonwealth and he is hereby authorized and required the owners of of money to upon receipt of this act, to restore to such person or per- the Philadelsons entitled to receive the same under the decree of the phia Packet. high court of appeals, the moiety of the said sloop the Philadelphia Packet and her cargo, so paid into the treasury, together with interest thereupon to be computed after the rate of five per centum per annum from the time the same was paid into the treasury.
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tain sums of money for
their present relief;
An act for placing Richard Marshall and Robert Ferguson on the list of pensioners.
(Passed the 24th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That shall and Ro- Richard Marshall of the county of Albemarle, who served bert Ferguson as a soldier in the sixth Virginia regiment, and by reason allowed cerof a wound he received in the action at Campden, and Robert Ferguson of the county of Richmond, late a dragoon inlisted for the war in the Partizan legion, wounded in the campaign of one thousand seven hundred and eighty-one, have been rendered unable to support themselves by labour, shall be allowed the sum of twelve pounds each, in advance, for compensation of their claims since the conclusion of the war: The auditor of public accounts on application to him made by the said Richard Marshall and Robert Ferguson in person or by attorney, shall issue warrants for the same, payable out of the aggregate fund.
And to be
SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the said placed on the Richard Marshall and Robert Ferguson shall be placed fist of pension- on the list of pensioners, and shall each of them have and receive during life the annual sum of twelve pounds.
An act concerning William Courtney.
(Passed the 14th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS William Courtney served as a soldier in the Virginia line during the late war, and received at the action at James-Town a wound, which has rendered him unable to support himself by labour.
SECT. 2. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Courtney al- the auditor of public accounts, shall and he is hereby directed, on application to him made by the said William
lowed a cer
Courtney in person or by attorney, to issue a warrant on tain sum for the treasury for the sum of twelve pounds payable out of his present relief; the contingent fund, for his present relief.
SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said And a pension William Courtney shall be allowed the sum of twelve during life. pounds per annum, for and during the remainder of his natural life.
An act granting a sum of money to William
(Passed the 28th of December, 1790.)
be issued to
SECT. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Certificates to the auditor of public accounts shall issue certificates upon the payees of application to him made by the payees or their legal re- certain bills presentatives, of those bills which have been drawn in drawn by their favour by William Shannon late quarter master ge- William Shanneral to the Illinois regiment on general George Rogers Clarke and on the treasurer of this Commonwealth which have been admitted in the said Shannon's account as settled by the executive, on receiving from the executive their directions so to do; and to the said William Shan- And to said Shannon for non the sum of two thousand and twenty-six pounds six the balance shillings and one penny farthing which appears to be due due to him. him by the account aforesaid.
SECT. 2. There shall be issued by the auditor in favour Warrants to of James Maxwell, warrants for the sum of four hundred be issued to and thirty-four pounds sixteen shillings and four pence well for a debt half-penny, for the balance due the estate of Daniel Max- due from well deceased on a judgment obtained against Andrew Andrew Sprowl, whose estate was, during the late war, confis- Sprowle; cated and sold, and the money arising therefrom paid into the public treasury
for a sum of
SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That the auditor And to Thoof public accounts shall issue warrants in favour of Tho- mas Newton mas Newton the executor of Robert Tucker deceased, money due for the amount of a bond given by Robert Carter Nicholas, from the state, treasurer of this Commonwealth, to the said Thomas Newton executor as aforesaid.
of the aggregate fund.
SECT. 4. The warrants to be issued by virtue of this act shall be charged on the aggregate fund. This act When this act shall commence and be in force from and after the passcommences. ing thereof.
A sum of mo
ney to be paid by the treasurer to the
An act for restoring a sum of money to certain persons.
(Passed the 29th of November, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS from a sentence of condemnation passed in the court of admiralty of this Commonwealth against the ship George, whereof Robert Scott was master, the said ship with her cargo were sold, and one moiety thereof amounting to the sum of six hundred and seventy-six pounds ten shillings and eleven pence paid into the public treasury; from which sentence an appeal was granted to the court of appeals, and by a decree of that court, the same was reversed and annulled, and the amount of such sales ordered to be restored.
SECT. 2 Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That it shall and may be lawful for the treasurer of this Commonwealth and he is hereby authorized owners of the and required upon receipt of this act, to restore to such ship George, person or persons intitled to receive the same under the decree of the high court of appeals the moiety of the sales of the said ship George and her cargo so paid into the treasury, with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of five per centum per annum, from the time of such payment, retaining thereout the duty of three pounds six shillings and nine pence, as directed by the said decree.