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same when in service, shall forfeit and
pay the sum of ten pounds, recoverable by information in any court of record witbin this commonwealth; one half to the informer, and the other half to the commonwealth aforesaid. If any person, not being a citizen of this conmonwealth, or some one of the United States, and resident therein for the term of five years, be owner or part owner of any vessel employed as river or bay craft, such vessel shall be forfeited, together with her rigging, tackle, apparel and furniture; one half to the informer, and the other half to the use of the commonwealth, recoverable in the court of admiralıy. VI. Provided nevertheless, That nothing contained in
Not tu ex. this act, shall be construed so as to extend to the navi• tend to rivers gation of any river in this commonwealth above tide above tide water, or to prevent the owner of any boat or flat from water. transporting any article of his own growth or manufacture therein.
VII. And be it further enacted, That the district of South-Quay shall be a separate district as heretofore District of
Soutle Quay: established; and that the executive be, and they are hereby authorised to appoint a Daval officer for the same, who shall keep his office at the port
of South Quay, and shall be entitled to a salary of forty pounds per annum, with a like commission on the duties paid or secured to be paid to him, with the other naval officers.
VIII. And be it further enacted, Thai so much of all and every other act and acts of assembly, as comes within the purview of this act, shall be and the same is hereby repealed.
An act to amend and condense into
one act, the several laws for appropriating the public revenue.
1. WHEREAS it hath become necessary to amend Appropriathe laws for appropriating the public revenue, and to tion of public condense the several appropriations thereof into one acte
II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, Thai tax.
the money arising from the tax on free male ithables
III. And be it enacted, That the money arising from On land tax.
the tax of one and a half per centum on lands and unimproved lots, shall be applied as follows: One tenth part thereof shall be applied to the redemption of the paper money funded conformably to the recommendation of congress, of the eighteenth of March, one thou
sand seven hundred and eighty: The interest arising
IV. 'And be it further enacted, That all the money Of new taxes.
V. Be it therefore enacted, That in case the funds hereby appropriated to that purpose shall prove defi- !f funds defi. cient, such deficiency shall be supplied by the general fund; and if there shall be any surplus in the said sunds, such surplus shall be applied in aid of the general fund. VI. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer
Trcasurer to of this commonwealth shall transmit to the board of transmit
monthly treasury of the United States, once in every month, a statements of payments to
state of all sums paid by him on account of the United 1. States.
States to their commissioner of the loan-office, or to such other person or persons as may be duly authorised to receive the same, expressing the dates and amounts of the respective payments, and distinguishing the sums paid in actual money, from those paid in indents. And whereas congress have directed every commissioner of the continental loan-office, previously to settling and issuing certificates as aforesaid for the interest due on certificates of liquidated debis, other than loan-office certificates, to administer an oath or affirmation, or require a certificate by one of the persons whom the state in which the commissioner resides, shall in the legislative act complying with the requisition aforesaid of the second of August, one thousand seren hundred and eighty-six, appoint, that he has administered to the owner or possessor every such certificate an oath or affirmation, that the same is bona fide the property of the particular state in which the said commissioner resides; or of a citizen or citizens of the said state; or of some corporate body or charilable institution within the same; or of some person who is not a citizen of any of the United States; describing the certificates alluded to in every such oath or information, in such manner as shall be necessary to indentify the same, and it becomes therefore neces sary to authorise certain persons to administer such
oath or affirmation in this state: Justices au.
VII. Be it therefore enacted, That every justice of thorised to the peace within this commonwealth, shall be, and is administer hereby authorised and empowered, to administer such oaths in rela. tion to Uni
oath or afirmation, and to give a certificate thereof ted States' according to a form which the commissioner of the certificates. continental loan-office in this state shall prescribe, and
publish six weeks successively in the public newspapers of this state.
VIII. And be it further enacted, That every person One third of taxes payable chargeable with the revenue lax, for one thousand sein V. States' ven hundred and eighty-six, under the act “To amend certificates and reduce the several acts for ascertaining certain
taxes and duties, and for establishing a permanent revenue, into one act, may pay, as heretofore, one third part of such taxes in certificates granted by the commissioner of continental loans in any of ibe United
States for the interest due upon the loan-office certifi-
Appropria money arising from the tax on slaves shall, as hereto- tion of slave fore, be applied to the payment of the interest due on tax, and du
ties on tobac. the certificates issued to the army and navy of this state co and goods. for their arrears of pay and depreciation. The duty of four shillings per hogshead on tobacco exported shall also, as heretofore, be applied in aid of the said half of the slave tax; and the duties on enumerated articles shall, as heretofore, be appropriated to the same purposes, and the money paid into the fund hereby established for the payment of the interest on the military debi, in the course of the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, shall be subject to the discharge of all warrants heretofore issued, or which may be issued in the course of the said year, for interest on the said debt. And whereas the situation of public affairs renders it impracticable to pay any part of the principal of the certificates granted to the army and navy for their arrears of pay and depreciation, and it is jadged absolutely necessary for the support of public credit that the fullest assurance should be given for the punctual payment of the interest of those certificates;
X. Be it therefore enccted, That is the money aris- Interest on ing from half the slave tax for the year one thousand certificates to