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his present relief;
Thomas Price SECT. 2. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That allowed a sum the auditor of public accounts, on application by the said of money for Thomas Price or his attorney legally authorized, shall issue a warrant on the treasury for the sum of fifteen pounds, which warrant shall refer to this act, and express the consideration whereon it was granted, and be made payable by the treasurer out of the contingent fund.
And a pension during life.
SECT. 3. And be it further enacted, That the said Thomas Price shall be entitled on application to the auditor in manner and form aforesaid, to receive half yearly, that is to say, on the first day of March and on the first day of September in each succeeding year, while he lives, a like warrant for the sum of seven pounds ten shillings, payable as is herein before directed.
A sum of mo-"
An act making an allowance to Thomas Nicolson for printing the Journals of the Senate, and for regulating the salary of the public gaoler.
(Passed the 29th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. BE it enacted, That Thomas Nicolson shall ney to be paid be and he is hereby allowed thirty-five pounds for printing the journals of the Senate this session, for which sum the auditor shall issue his warrant which shall be paid by the treasurer out of any public money in the treasury.
to Thomas Nicolson.
Salary of the public gaoler.
Commencement of the act.
SECT. 2. And be it further enacted, That the salary allowed the keeper of the public gaol shall in future be twenty-five pounds per annum.
SECT. 3. This act shall commence and be in force on the first day of January one thousand seven hundred and ninety-one.
An act for placing Mary Boush on the pension list.
(Passed the 24th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS it is represented to the General Preamble. Assembly, that Goodrich Boush entered into the service of his country at the first establishment of a naval armament; that he was appointed captain of an armed vessel belonging to this state, and continued in the service of the same, until his death, leaving Mary Boush his widow and four young children in distressed circumstances; that no relief whatever has been given to the said Mary Boush in conformity to an act of Assembly in that case made and provided.
tain sum for
SECT. 2. Be it therefore enacted, That the auditor of Mary Boush public accounts shall be, and he is hereby directed to allowed a cerissue a warrant or warrants on the treasury for three her present years half-pay of a captain in the navy of this state, as relief; established by law, to the said Mary Boush for her imme- And a pension diate relief, and that the executive be authorized and di- for seven rected to place her on the pension list, with an allowance years. of half-pay annually, for the term of seven years.
An act respecting Jacob Price and Abraham
(Passed the 20th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS Jacob Price and Abraham Net- Preamble. tles now residing in the county of Greenbrier, served as soldiers in the Virginia line on continental establishment during the late war, and by reason of disabilities received in the service, were placed on the list of pensioners; and whereas under a law of this Commonwealth, passed in the year one thousand seven hundred and eightyfive, the several county courts were required to appoint
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 goto the proper officer 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.
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.
cate to Joseph
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- office certifioffice 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 cargo.
(Passed the 16th of December, 1790.)
SECT. 1. WHEREAS from a 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 Philadel sons 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 allowed ceras a soldier in the sixth Virginia regiment, and by reason of a wound he received in the action at Campden, and Robert Ferguson of the county of Richmond, late a drainlisted 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 list of pensionon 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 dilowed a cer- rected, on application to him made by the said William