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- * • CHAP. XLVII. An Act making Provision for the Disposal of the Marine Hospital,

.*. and the Exoneration of the Commssioners.

- [Passed January 20th, 1798—Acts of 1797, ch. 22, pa. 16.] Executive to E it enacted by the General Assembly, That the governor and to council be, and they are hereby authorised and empowerjoners.c. ed., to cause the accounts of the commissioners appointed under counts and offer the act, entituled, an act for establishing a marine hospital for the i.e., reception of sick and disabled seamen, to be adjusted; and so †."o";... soon as the balance due by the commissioners to the contractor a marine hospi- shall be ascertained, it shall be lawful for the governor to offer the tak, marine hospital, together with its appurtenances, to the congress of the United States, to be applied to the benevolent purposes for which it was erected, at the sum which shall be found due from the commissioners to the contractor: And the governor is further authorised and empowered to cede to the United States, by deed, the lots and appurtenances aforesaid, on receiving from the commissioners of the marine hospital, or from any other source, satisfactory proof that the sum so ascertained to be due from the commissioners in consequence of their appointment, has been ac

- - tually paid. . . . . . * ~~

Holo. 2. And be it further enacted, That in case the government of ed states refuse the United States shall refuse to receive the said hospital with its it on the torms, appurtenances, on the terms beforementioned, then and in that: *** case it shall be lawful for the governor to direct the commissioners, or any three of them, to dispose of the said hospital, with the appurtenances, for the best price that can be obtained; and the money arising from such sale, to be applied in the first place to the payment of the sum which shall be found due from the commissioners, and the balance shall be paid into the treasury, subject to the future direction of the general assembly. ... " Commencement. 3. This sct shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof. * . . . . . . . . . . * * *

o - CHAP. XLVIII. An Act, providing for the Printing of an Extra Number of the Laws, and for other purposes. [Passed January 25th, 1799.-Acts of 1798, ch.5, pa 7.] Commissioners 2. Each of the commissioners of the revenue shall be hereafter of jail furnished with a copy of the laws at the public expense.

lowed a copy. 3. This act shall commence and be in sorce from the passing Commencement. thereof ‘. . . . . . . . . . . . ,, . . . w

- CHAP. XLXIX. An Act, to amend the Act, authorising the Executive, to procure. Arms far the defence of the Commonwealth. [Passed January 18th, 1799–Acts of 1798, ch. 12, pa. 10.] Money appropri- E it enacted by the General Assembly, That in case the subated for the pur- sisting contracts for arms, under the act, entituled “an o; act, to authorise the executive to procure arms for the defence ...fault in th: of the commonwealth,” are not complied with according to their contractor, be tenor, within the time allowed by the legislature, the executive *Pooh, be, and they are hereby required, to apply the money appropriated

ive to t to: to the fulfilment of those contracts to the purchase of other arms, * * *

elsewhere. wherever the same can be had.

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2. And whereas it may be thought necessary to distribute any arms which may be procured, among the militia: Be it enacted, that so much of any law, as may require the executive to erect an arsenal or arsenals, shall be, and the same is hereby suspended until the next session of assembly.

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* CHAP. L. An Act, to amend the Act, entituled an Act, to limend the several Acts, for regulating Pilots, and ascertaining their Fees. [Passed January 24th, 1799–Acts of 1798, ch. 21, pa. 14], 1 B* it enacted by the General Assembly, That the rate of pilotage from Cape Henry up the Potowmac river, as high as the Eastern branch, shall be as follows: From the said Cape to Smith's Point, on South Potowmac, coming from sea, twentyfive dollars, and for going out twenty dollars and eighty-three cents; from Smith's Point to Coah or Yeocomico; sixty-two cents per foot; to Machadock, seventy-two cents per foot; to Upper Machadock, one dollar per foot; to Nangomy, one dollar and twenty-five cents per foot; to Boyd's Hole, one dollar and thirtyfive cents per foot; to Guantico, one dollar and forty-six cents per foot; to Occoquan, one dollar and sixty-one cents per foot; to Piscataway, one dollar and ninety-seven cents per foot; to Alexandria, two dollars and thirty-six cents per foot; and to Eastern branch, two dollars and fifty cents per foot; and the same fees by the foot bäck again from the places aforesaid to the Capes. .2. Every captain or commander of a vessel shall receive a branch pilot to conduct his vessel out to sea from the port of lading.

3. All and every act and acts, clauses and parts of acts, coming within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed.

4. This act shall commence and be in force, from and after the first day of April next.

- CHAP: LI. . .
An Act to Increase the Reward for Killing Wolves.

. . [Passed January 28th, 1799–Acts of 1798, ch. 34, pa. 17) * :
1 B* it enacted by the General Assembly, That every person who
. shall kill or destroy any wolf above the age of six months,
in the counties of Rockbridge, Wythe, Montgomery, Monongalia,
Randolph, Kanawha, and Augusta, shall receive a reward of two
dollars and fifty cents; and for every wolf under the age of six
months, to be adjudged by the justice before whom the scalp, or
scalps shall be brought, one dollar and twenty-five cents; that
overy person who shall kill or destroy any wolf above the age of
six months, in the counties of Washington, Lee, Russell, Brooke
ind Pittsylvania, shall receive a reward of four dollars; and for
every wolf under six months, two dollars; any person who shall
kill or destroy any wolf above the age of six months, in the coun-
ties of Bath, Hampshire, Franklin, and Pendleton, shall receive
à reward of six dollars; and for every wolf under the age of six
months, three dollars; and that every person who shall kill or de-

stroy any wolf above the age of six months in the counties of Buck.

ingham, Amherst, Hardy, Campbell, Frederick, Bedford,

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Berkeley, and Shenandoah, shall receive a reward of ten dollars, * and for every wolf under the age of six months five dollars; to b: levied and paid in the county where the same was killed, in like manner as other county charges are annually levied and paid, the party or parties entitled thereto, producing a certificate or certifi. cates thereof, obtained in manner required by this act.

Persons claim- 2. Every person claiming such reward, shall produce the whole is such reward, skin of the head of every wolf to a justice of the peace of the coun. *"o, ty, wherein the same was taken and killed, and shall then also be: ... ."...io, fore the same justice make oath or affirmation to , the effect i.ead, and make following, that is to say: I, A. B. do swear that “the scalp or oath, where ouch “scalps (as the case may be) of the wolf or wolves by me now jo .."... “produced, was taken and killed in the county of C. so help me outy of the ma-.. 35 - - - - sistiate admini- “God. And thereupon the justice shall grant to the wolf killer, stering the oath; a certificate reciting his name, the number of scalps produced, Sc. either of old wolves, or such as in his opinion appear not to ex: ceed six months, the time and place when and where killed, and that oath or affirmation or other sufficient proof thereof hath been made before him; which being produced to the court laying the county levy, shall entitle the party or parties therein named, to the reward aforesaid: but no claim or demand for the same shall be allowed, without such certificate: Provided always, that every justice of the peace shall cause the ears of all wolf scalps brought before him, to be cut off in his presence, and he shall riot grant a

certificate for any scalp without ears. Reward allowed 3. Every person who shall kill or destroy any wolf above the age *...*d how of six months, shall receive a reward of two dollars, and for every *** -s, wolf under the age of six months, a reward of one dollar; the

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aid. p killing or destroying such wolf or wolves, being proven and certi. fied to the courts of the several counties in manner as herein before prescribed, such rewards shall be paid by the county, and repaid by the public,” upon certificate of the clerk of each county. kepealing 4. All and every act or acts, clause and clauses heretoforo clause. made, for or concerning any matter or thing within the purview

of this act, shall be and are hereby repealed.

commencement. 5. This act shall commence and be in force from and after to passing thereof.

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* So much of this act as directs that the rewards for killing wolves paid by the . shall be repaid by the public, is repealed.—See chap. 77, pa. 106, of this volume.

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Taxes to consti. i Bo it enated by the General Assembly, That all taxes and artute a general rearages of taxes, and all branches of revenue which sha

fund. arise to the commonwealth, between the last day of December.” thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, and the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and one, shall constitute ago. Appropriation neral fund, and be appropriated to the support of the civil go thereof. ment and for the contingent expenses thereof, and shall also

charged with the payment of all unsatisfied warrants charge § the said taxes and arrearages of taxes, by the act of the last so"

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of assembly, entituled “an act to appropriate the public revenue,” of warrants which shall hereafter be issued for expenses attending triminal prosecutions, guards, and slaves condemned and executed; for the shares in the Dismal Swamp Canal, and Appomattox Companies; for the hospital for the cure and maintenance of persons of unsound mind; for the expenses attending the arsenal at the Point of Fork; for carrying into effect the act for establishing arsenals and a manufactory of arms; for the penitentiary house; for the arms directed by law to be procured; for all pensions allowed by this commonwealth; and for salaries allowed by law to certain officers df the militia; of warrants which shall be issued by the auditor of public accounts, in the year one thousand eight hundred; for interest on any debt due by this commonwealth; and for the payment of all sums directed to be paid by the present general assembly, for which no provision has been made.

2. And if the funds herein appropriated to the payment of the officers of the civil government, and of warrants issued by the executive for the contingent purposes thereof; for the hospital for the cure and maintenance of persons of unsound mind; for pensions; for salaries allowed to certain militia officers; and for arms purchased as directed by law, should not be productive early enough for these purposes, it shall be lawful for the executive to direct the treasurer to borrow as much money as shall be deficient, out of any other fund, and to replace the same as soon as possible. 3. And be it further enacted, That all certificates issued by the treasurer, or by the auditor of public accounts, to individuals for debts due to them by the commonwealth, shall be receivable by the sheriffs or collectors in the collection of all arréarages of taxes due prior to the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-six, and the said certificates shall be received by the treasurer from the

sheriffs or collectors, in discharge of the aforesaid arrearages cf ,

taxes. Lists of licenses granted to merchants and to havkers and pedlars, and directed to be returned to the auditor's office, on or before the first day of October, in every year, shall be made up to the first day of the preceding September, in every year, and the dates of the said licenses, as well as the names of the persons to whom they have been issued, shall be specified in the said lists.

4. All acts and parts of acts, coming within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same are hereby repealed. 5. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof. CHAP. LIII. r An Act for erecting Warehouses on the #ames River and Appomattox Cana's. [Passed January 2d, 1801–Acts of 1300, ch. 23, pa. 14.j 1 B”. it enacted by the General Assembly, Titat the executive of this commonwealth, shall be and they are hereby empowered and required to purchase for the use of the state, one acre of land in or near the city of Richmond, and as near or contiguous to the James river canal as circumstances and convenience will admit; and also one other acre of land in or adjoining the

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Deficienties, how to be subplied.

Certificates rê. ceivable for ar. rears of taxes.

Lists of libenses to merchants &c. how to be made

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town of Petersburg, and as near or contiguous to the Appomattox canal, as circumstances and convenience will admit; and on each acre of land so purchased, the executive shall cause to be erected, one or more strong and secure warehouses, of brick or stone, to be covered with slate or tile, as will be sufficient to receive and store, that is to say, the one in or near the city of Richmond, twelve hundred hosgsheads of tobacco,

inspected at the upland warehouses of this state; and the other in .

or near the town of Petersburg, as will receive and store six hundred hogsheads of tobacco; and for defraying the expenses of purchasing the lands and erecting and completing the said warehouses, the executive shall direct the auditor of public accounts to issue warrants on the treasurer from time to time, who shall pay the same out of the supius duty arising on tobacco exported and accruing from and after the thirtieth day of September last. Provided, that no lot shall be purchased in the town of Petersburg until the Appomattox canal shall be traced into the said town.

2. So soon as the said warehouses or any of them shall be compleated and ready to receive tobacco on storage, the executive are hereby authorised and required to appoint one or two superinten: dants for each warehouse, and the person or persons so appointed

shall enter into bond with sufficient security, in the penalty of

twenty thousand dollars, payable to the governor of this commonwealth, and his successors, for the time being, with condition for the faithful discharge of the duties required of him by this act : and shall morever take an oath before the executive, “that he will truly and faithfully execute the duties of his office, pursuant to this act, according to the best of his skill and judgment.” And, in case of the death, resignation, refusal or disability to act of either or any of the said superintendants, the vacancy so produced shall be supplied in the same manner as the original appointment was made. 3. Each superintendant shall be allowed and paid annually, the sum of three hundred dollars for his salary, to be paid out of the surplus fund arising from the duty on tobacco exported.

4. It shall be the duty of the superintendants to receive and store such tobacco as shall be inspected and brought from the upland warehouses, in case there be room for the same, and deliver it for exportation when demanded, in manner as prescribed by law for tobacco inspections, receiving for each hogshead previous to the delivery thereof, the sum of fifty cents for storage, to be accounted for and paid in like manner, and subject to the same penalty and recovery as prescribed ‘y law for inspectors relative to duty on tobacco. The superintendants shall respectively reside contiguous to the warehouse, and attend the same from eight o'clock in the morning until four in the evening, during the months of April, May, June, July, August and September; and from nine o'clock in the morning until four in the evening, during the other months in each year, and be subject to the same remedies, penalties, forfeitures and incapacities that inspectors of tobacco are by law liable to for the misfeasance, nonfeasance and malfeasance in office.

5. The tobacco to be stored pursuant to this act, shall be held under the same regulations and conditions, (excepting the storage

and duty) as the tobacco received and inspected at the different warehouses in this state.

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