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AGAINST FIRE ON BUILDINGS. No. VII, Policies, when 22. And be it further enacted, That as soon as the president and to be granted.

directors shall be chosen, declarations may be received and policies granted in their discretion.

Duties of agents. 23. And be it further enacted, That the agents to be appointed as aforesaid, shall perform the duties required from agents by the nineteenth article of the rules and regulations, now in force, and shall receive from the proprietor twenty cents on every hundred dollars of the actual value of the buildings declared for insurance, according to the directions of that article: and that the same allowance be made in the case of a revaluation, subject however to such revision, alteration or arrangements, as the future president and directors shall think proper to make concerning the same.

Proviso. 24. Provided always, That if the society shall at a general meets ing, on the thirtieth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and five, resolve to postpone the commencement and operation of this act and the provisions therein contained, until the first day of March, one thousand eight hundred and five, it shall be lawful for them to postpone such operation accordingly, except as to the election of a president, directors and principal agent: Provided, That nothing in this act contained, shall be so construed as to prevent the said society from appointing more than three directors, if at any general meeting it shall be adjudged that a greater number are necessary for the well ordering of their affairs.

commencemént. 25. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof,

Proviso.

- CHAP. VII.

An Act respecting the Mutual Assurance Society against Fire on
Buildings of the State of Virginia.

[Passed January 8th, 1806–Acts of 1805, ch. 43, pa. 25.]
Further time al- 1 B” it enacted by the General Assembly, That such further

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valuation of time may be allowed from and after the first day of January

buildings. next, to complete the re-valuation of buildings which may have been insured in the towns, and in the country, as the president and directors of the said company may deem necessary.

commencement. 2. This act shall be in force from and after the passing thereof,

CHAP. VIII.

An Act Supplementary to the Act, entituled “An Act respecting the
Mutual Assurance Society against Fire on Buildings of the State
of Virginia.” -
[Passed February 3d, 1806–Acts of 1805, ch. 90, pa, 49.]

Time gives to 1 E it enacted by the General Assembly, That such further

re-value pro- time may be allowed, from and after the passing this act,

perty, to complete the re-valuation of buildings which may have been insured in the towns and in the country, as the president and directors of said company may deem necessary; and no forfeiture shall be suffered or incurred by reason of the failure or omission to revalue property insured in any case previous to the passing this act.

commensement, 2, This act shall be in force from and after the passing thereof,

No. VIII.

An Act to associate Subscribers for the purpose of forming an

Artificial Road from Alexandria to Little River, and for other purposes.

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Passed December 26th, 1795.-Acts of 1795, ch. 31, pa. 25.]

An Act to authorise the opening a Turnpike Road over the South Mountain.

[Passed January 3d, 1800–Acts of 1799, ch. 37, pa. 20.]

An Act to amend the Act, to authorise the opening a Turnpike Road over the South Mountain.

[Passed December 26th, 1800—Acts of 1800, ch. 13, pa. 10.]

An Act to establish a Turnpike between the Town of Manchester and Falling Creek, on the Buckingham Road.

[Passed January 20th, 1802—Acts of 1801, ch. 76, pa. 42.]

An Act to establish a Turnpike, on the Road over the Mountain at
Swift Run Gap.
[Passed January 21st, 1802.-Acts of 1801, ch. 78, pa. 44.]

An Act to Incorporate a Company for Establishing a Turnpike Road from the intersection of Duke Street, in the Town of Alexandia, with the South West Line of the Distrcut of Columbia, to the Ford of Little River, where the Turnpike Road now crosses it.

[Passed January 28th, 1802–Acts of 1801, ch. 83, pa. 47.]

An Act for opening a Turnpike across the South Mountain.
[Passed January 12th, 1803–Acts of 1802, ch. 47, pa. 36.]

An Act to establish a Turnpike from Abingdon, in the County of - Washington, to Saltville, in said County.

[Passed December 28th, 1803–Acts of 1803, ch. 20, pa. 26.]

4n Act to amend an Act, entituled “An Act to establish a Turnpike Road over the Mountain at Swift Run Gap.”

[Passed January 10th, 1804.—Acts of 1803, ch. 56, pa. 41.]

An Actfor establishing a Turnpike Road from Richmond to the Deep Run Coal Pits, and from thence to the Three Notched Road. [Passed January 5, 1804.—Acts of 1803, ch. 115, pa. 79.]

An Act to amend and explain an Act to establish a Turnpike between

%. gan of Manchester and Falling Creek, on the Buckingham Odd.

[Passed January 30th, 1805–Acts of 1804, ch. 26, pa. 28.]

An Act to amend an Act, entituled “An Act to authorise the opening a Turnpike Road over the South Mountain.”

(Passed January 8th, 1805–Acts of 1804, ch. 88, pa. 54.)

4n Act to appropriate the Muster Fines of certain Counties, and

jor other purposes.
[Passed January 28th, 1805.—Acts of 1804, ch. 102, pa. 59.]

No. VIII.

An Act to authorise the County Court of Lee, to erect a Turnpike or Toll Gate on the Road leading from Mockerson Gap to Cumberland Gap, through the said County.

[Passed December 21st, 1805.-Acts of 1805, ch. 12, pa. 10.]

An Act to amend and explain the Act authorising the County Court of Lee, to erect a Turnpike or Toll Gate, on the Road leading from Mockerson Gap to Cumberland Gap, through the said County.

*. (Passed January 24, 1807.-Acts of 1806, ch. 72, pa. 28.) An Act establishing a Turpike Road from the Head of Roanoke River, over the Allegany Mountain. (Passed December 31st, 1805.-Acts of 1805, ch. 17, pa. 12)

An Act establishing a Turnpike over the Blue Ridge at Thornton’s
Gap. -
(Passed January 7th, 1806–Acts of 1805, ch. 41, pa. 23)

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APPENDIX No. IX.
CoNTAINING A collection of such ACT's OF THE GENERAF
Assem BLY, of A PUBLIc NATURE, As HAVE PASSED SINCE

THE REv1sAL of 1785, AND were omitted IN THE
EDITIONs of 1794, AND 18O3.

CHAP. I.

An Act to amend an Act “For establishing a Land Office, and ascertaining the terms and manner of granting waste and unappropriated lands.” [Acts of 1784, ch. 10, pa. 7.]

o 1 Who AS by the act, entituled, “an act for establishing a Land office, and ascertaining the terms and manner of granting waste and unappropriated lands,” it was enacted, that any person possessing high lands, to which any swamp, marshes, or sunken grounds are contiguous, shall have the pre

* emption of such swamps, marshes, or sunken grounds, for one

year from and after the passing of the said recited act; and if such person shall not obtain a grant for such swamps, marshes, or sunken grounds, within the said year, then any other person may enter on, and obtain a grant for the same, in like manner as is directed in the case of other unappropriated lands. And great inconvenience will arise to the proprietors of high lands adjacent to such swamps, marshes, or sunken grounds, for the want of a due promulgation of the said recited act:

2. Be it therefore enacted, That so much of the said act as is recited above, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed. And for preventing a multiplicity of law suits which may arise out of the said recited clause in the act aforesaid,

3. Be it further enacted, That all and every entry or entries that may have been made by any person whatsoever for such swamps, marshes, or sunken grounds, shall be, and the same are hereby declared null and void.

No. IX.

4. And be it further enacted, That the proprietor of high lands, to which any such swamps, marshes, or sunken grounds are contiguous, shall have a right of pre-emption to enter for and complete their title thereto, until the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, and no longer; after which, it shall and may be lawful for any other person or persons to enter for, survey, and obtain grants for the same : saving to persons beyond sea, feme coverts, infants, and persons under other legal disabilities, the term of three years, after their respective disabilities shall be removed.

5. And be it further enacted, That patents shall be obtained upon entries for all vacant sunken grounds aforesaid, in the same manner and upon the same terms as upon surplus lands. And where

as the register of the land office is restrained from receiving surveys, unless the warrant under which each survey is made is also

therewith returned, which in many cases is productive of great inconvenience, and the register by having in his office a list of warrants is possessed of a sufficient check to prevent imposition herein;

6. Be it therefore enacted, That the said register may henceforth receive into his office, any survey certified by a sworn surveyor, which corresponds with the warrant it refers to, although the said warrant under which the said survey is made shall not be returned into his office.

7. And be it further enacted, That the sheriffs of the several

counties within this commonwealth, shall immediately after re

ceiving this act, read the same at the court house door of their respective counties for two several court days.

CHAP. II.

An Act altering the time of the annual meeting of the General Assembly, and sor other purposes.

[Acts of 1784, ch. 20, pa. 12.]

1. Bo it enacted, That the sheriffs, under sheriffs, or other of.

ficers anthorised by law to hold elections of senators and delegates, shall within sixty days” after every election for their respective districts, counties, cities, or Boroughs, return to the clerk of the house of delegates, and to the clerk of the senate, as the case may require, certificates of such elections under their hands and seals, and shall furnish each delegate and senator with a duplicate thereof. Any sheriff, under sheriff, or other officer, failing to make such return within the time abovementioned, shall forfeit and pay the sum of fifty pounds”; to be recovered by bill, Plaint, or information, in any court of record within this commonwealth; one half to the use of the commonwealth, and the other half to the informer. [If any sheriff or deputy sheriff, shall directly or indirectly so interfere in the election of senators or delegates, as to shew partiality for any of the candidates, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of two hundred pounds; to be recovered on bill, plaint, or information, in any court of record; one moiety to the use of the informer, and the other to the use of the common

* One &ay at least before the meeting of the assembly. Sce Rev. Code, vol. 1, th. 17, sect. 15. Under the penalty of 4.100-Ibid. séct. 17.

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No. IX.

wealth; and moreover be deprived of his right of voting for two years at any such election thereafter.]

2. And be it further enacted, That the meeting of the general assembly shall be on the third Monday in Octobero annually, unless convened at some other time by the governor, agreeable to the powers vested in him by the constitution or form of governmentSo much of an ordinance of convention, entituled “an ordinance for regulating the election of delegates, and ascertaining their allowances, and also for regulating the election of committee men in the several counties and corporations within this colony, and for other purposes,” as comes within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

, "Altercd in 1793 to second Tuesday in November, and in 1796, to first Monday in December. See Rev. Code, vol. i, ch. 162, pa. 315—ch. 205, pa. 364.

CHAP. III.

An Act to explain and amend the Act, entituled “An Act to amend an Act, entituled, an Act for adjusting and settling the Titles of Claimers to unpatented Lands under the present and former Government, previous to the Establishment of the Commonwealth’s Land Office.”

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1. HEREAS by the act, entituled “an act to amend the

act, entituled an act for “adjusting and settling the titles of claimers to unpatented lands under the present and former government, previous to the establishment of the commonwealth’s land office,” county courts were empowered to grant certificates of settlement and pre-emption rights in certain cases. And whereas also, it has been doubted whether any person claiming lands by virtue of a treasury warrant, and caveating a person claiming the same lands under such certificate of settlement and pre-emption, or being caveated by him, be allowed to examine into and contest the legality of such certificate in the trial of the cause, even though . had no previous notice that such certificate was to be applied Or:

2. Be it enacted, That in all cases where any caveat has been or shall be entered by or against any person claiming lands by vir: tue of a certificate granted by a county court of a settlement and pre-emption right, or of a pre-emption right only, such certificate shall not of itself be considered as conclusive proof of the title of the person holding the same, but the opposite party, by or against whom such caveat may have been entered, shall be allowed to adduce any testimony proving that such certificate was granted contrary to law, or in any manner invalidating the said certificate. Provided always, That any magistrate, or officer belonging to the court, granting such certificate as aforesaid, and, who was present at the time of granting the same, may be admitted as a witness for either party to prove on what testimony such certificate was granted.

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