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right to certain lands therein mentioned. 105 An act releasing to James Douglas and Mary his wife, John M. Yates and Ann his wife, the commonwealth’s right to a certain tract of land therein mentioned. 106. An act concerning the Widow and children of George W. Smith, deceased 107. An act concerning David I. Burr. 108. An act concerning John Overall, agent for Carr Wilson Lane. 109. An act concerning Philip Turpin. 110. Ford. 111 An aet concerning Benjamin Branch and Edward Branch, administrators of Benjamin Branch, deceased. 112 An act concerning Charles Carter. clerk of the county court of Lee. 143. An act concerning sundry clerks within this commonwealth. 114. An act concerning Solomon Betton. 115. Starke. 116. An act refunding to John Ni. cholas a sum of money therein mentioned. 117. An act concerning James C Bailey. 118. An act concerning John AtkinS011, 119. An act concerning John Nugent. 120. An act concerning William B. Wallace. 121. An act concerning George Fravel. 122. An act concerning William McCoy. 123. An act concerning Thomas
An act concerning Samuel
An act concerning Edwin
Tinsley, administrator of Fortunatus Crutchfield, deceased. 124. An act concerning Charles Woodson. 125. An act concerning William Lane. 126. An act concerning Richard Stockton. 127. An act permitting Riehard Walker to bring into this state four slaves on certain conditions. 128. An act authorising Nathaniel Holt, executor of Joseph Holt, to emancipate a slave therein mentioned. 129. An act concerning Fincastle Sterritt. 130. An act concerning Sam the property of Edward Digges. 131. An act concerning Stephen the
property of Jemima Hunt.
132. An act concerning Edward Scott. 133. An act concerning Thomas Brewster. 134. An act concerning Eve, the wife of Robin Justice, and their chil. lren. Bowman and Peggy. 135. An act concerning Betty Dean and others. 136. An act placing Aaron Weaver and others on the pension list, and for other purposes. 137. An act placing James Wilson on the pension list, and for his present relief. 138. An act placing Samuel Gilmore on the pension list. 139. An act placing Oliver Pollock on the pension list, and for other purposes. 140. An act concerning General George Rogers Clarke. 141. An act for paying the Officers of the General Assembly for their services during the present session.
tú- The reader will observe that the numbering of pages 105,104. 105, 106, foy, 108, 109, 110. 111 und 112, in the Supplement, is repeated, by a typogra
in that part of the book, are referred to in the Index.]
A. Page. Accomack and JNorthampton Counties. Act to organize and establish Superior Courts of Law in, Law relating to the Quarterly Courts of Accomack repealed, Superior Courts of Law for, when to be held, Jiction on the case for words. All words usually considered as insults and leading to violence and breach of the peace, made actionable, Juries declared to be sole judges of damages, But courts may grant new trials as heretofore, Jacts of Assembly. Regulation as to the arrangement, in printing the public and private acts of each session, Copies of sessions’ acts to be sent, by mail, to the clerks of courts, as soon as published, Also to the Executive authoritics of the states and territories of the United States, - Jłdministration. Letters of, heretofore granted by quarterly courts, confirmed,
To precent confusion therefore, the chanters as well as pages, - Page. - - - - Pago. ted to the Auditor, to be evidence After final judgment or decree, against such sheriff, . 33 and lapse of two months, no re
County and Corporation Courts may grant such letters, either at quarterly or monthly terms, In contests in the Superior Courts of Law for obtaining letters of administration, party desirous of appealing must spread the evidence on the record, Clerks of Courts of Record to deliver annually to the clerk of the General Court a list of all admimistrations granted, Agents •Appointed by the Earecutive, to collect arrears of taxes, authorised to collect all arrears due prior to November 1st, 1806, To have power of distress, Persons appointed by such agents, (assistants in their collection,) to give bond and security, And subject to recovery in a summary way, Transcripts of Commissioner's books to be furnished by the Auditor for the use of such agents, Agents to take receipts of sheriffs, Copies of such receipts, transmit
Power of agents extended to collection of arrears due prior to the 1st of January 1808. Alderman of a Corporation. In what case process may be served by, s In what case an inquest over a dead body may be licla by, 50 Fees in such cases, Ammunition Directed to be purchased by the Executive, in February 1809, Also in February 1842, ch. 86, p. To be distributed in such manner as the public safety may require, Appeals (Court of...) Provision for holding special Courts of Appeals in certain caSeS, The judges, or any one of them, may direct an injunction to be aworded where the chancellor has refused, 3.5 Or inay allow an appeal from an order dissolving an injunction, — Such appeals, when to be heard and determined, Act relative to the court of appeals passed January 14th 1807, repealed, Court to consist of five judges, To commence the 1st of March 1811, Length of session, Power of adjournment, Salary of Judges Process, when returneble, Clerk may issue process of revivor during recess of the court, Appeals, to be taken to the court generally, - 6 --From interlocutory decrees, to be decided, within 60 days after the record shall have been carried up, Duty of clerks of courts in such cases, Copy of record in such case, when to be filed with the clerk of the court of appeals, Court not to be discontinued for non-attendance of judges, Judgments, or orders, when to be certified by the clerk,
hearing to be granted. All appeals to be dismissed, is copy of record be not filed within six months, Writs of Error, or Supersedeas, or appeals from decrees in chancery to be granted by the court, or any judge in vacation, Judges to be amenable to legal process during the sitting of the court, In contests concerning mills, roads, &c. party desirous of appealing must spread the evidence on the record, 7 I Court not to hear parol testimony, .dppomaitoa, Company (Lower, ) Allowed further time of seven years to complete the navigatiOils 59 G0 Rate of toll, Proviso. Proceedings when persons shall refuse to pay toll, Powers granted to contract width of the river, Penalty on persons removing jetlies or posts denoting the channel, When the company shall be entitled to receive tolls, Jippomulloa Company (Upper. ) Authorised to draw on the Treasurer for one fourth of the expenses necessary to complete their undertaking, Not exceeding $2,500, To be resunded on or before December 25th, 1812, . Certain bond given to the state, changed, Jappropriations of Public Revenue. To purchase ammunition, February 1809, General appropriations for the year 1809, For 1810, For 1811, For 1812, Special appropriations, To repair the capitol, To complete the Governor's house,
- o Tournal. ammunition, For suitable furniture to a house for the Governor's temporary residence, (ch. 93,) To defray expenses of copying and transmitting lists of lands returned for non-payment of taxes, Further to provide for furnishing public officers with the laws, For the purpose of ascertaining the best route for certain canals. •orms, How to be distributed, Number retained, Old arms repaired, Artillery directed to be mounted and distributed as the service of the state may require. Repairs of arms, how to be paid for. Additional appropriation for manusacturing of arms, Jirms (JManufactory of ) Superintendant, &c. to be annually elected by the Assembly. Superintendant to give bond and security, To reeeive money appropriated for the Armory, from time to time, and account every three months. l)uty of Auditor, &ontracts to be in writing, and deposited in the Auditor's Office. Clerk of, to keep distinct accounts of all transactions. Officers prohibited from being concerned in the profits of any work done. Superintendant to preserve all orders of the Executive. Joint committee of both houses of the General Assembly to be an
nually appointed to examine the
Armory. Materials, &c. on hand, to be ascertained. Duties and power of the Executive not to be diminished further than is provided by this act. Vouchers, hereafter, not to be certified, but attested by the clerk. Certain vouchers * valid.
- - - Page. Armory to be covered with slate, É. 85,) Money appropriated. Regulations respecting the companies organized for the defence of the Armory, (ch. 86.) Artificers At the armory, liable to fines for failing to perform certain military service, (ch. 86.) Duty of their officers, (ch. 86,) Proviso. Such fines how to be collected and accounted for. Artillery—(?" See Arms. - Jissault and Battery. See malicious and weacutious suits, and Bail. . Assembly (General.) See Elections. ession for 1812, to commencé on the last Monday in November. 124 - .Attachment. Remedy by attachment given to a person, other than the owner, . who shall hecome liable for the tax on any stud-horse orjack-ass. Person arrested under any attachment from the superior courts may be admitted to bail, Except attachments to compel the performance of decrees, or the payment of money. Attornies for the Commonwealth. Duty of, to give information to the Executive of cases requiring their interposition to prevent duelling. 45 Auditor of Public Accounts. On or before the 1st of June, 1812, to send lists of all delinquent lands to the clerks of county courts, Proviso. What shall be expressed in receipts given by him for taxes paid on forfeited lands. His duty to correct his book of delinquents by giving credit to persons improperly charged with such delinquency, (sect. 14,) Additional clerks to be employed to enable him to perform certain duties. (3* See also Fines, Penulties, oblilitia,
Bail. Appearance bail may be directed by any justice of the peace in actions of trespass, assault and battery, trover, and on the case, commenced in the Superior Court of law. Judges of the General Court may hold to bail, and let to bail, as might have been done before the establishment of the Superior Courts of law for each county, County or Corporation Court, or any two justices thereof, mayadmit to bail any person arrested under a capius from the General Court, or any Superior Court of law in case of prosecution for a misdemeanor, Also any person arrested under attachment from any of the Superior Courts of law, or equity, Except attachments to compel the performance of decrees, or payment of money. (sec. 2,) p. Recognizance to be taken And delivered to the arresting officer. Penalty on him for failing to returnit. Proceedings to be had upon it, if forfeited.
Bail required in suits for penal
ties imposed by the several laws for unloading ballast and burial of dead bodies from on board ships, &c. Duty of officer where bail is not given in such suits. Ballast. Concerning unloading ballastfrom on board ships. Banks. Farmers’ Bank of Virginia, act incorporating, 107 Governor and Council to appoint certain directors of, Loans to the government of the United States from the “Bank of Virginia,” and the “Farmers’ Bank of Virginia,” authorised. Punishment of slaves for stealing, or taking by robbery, bank or post-notes: '.
- -- Page. Bank of the United States, Resolution against renewal of the Charter of the, Boats. See Inspector of Boats. Bonds. See Earecutions. Proceedings on replevy bonds, bonds given for property sold on 12 months credit, or forfeited forthcoming bonds mightbe stayed, under the act “concerning “executions, and for other pur“poses,” passed Jan. 31st, 1809, 5 Regulations in such cases. Bonds taken to stay proceedings upon Deeds of Trust, whither to be returned, and executions by whom to be issued. Bonds taken by virtue of the Execution law passed the 1st of Feb. 1808, to have the force of judgments. 5+ 55 No security to be taken in executions thereupon. C. Canals. Act for opening, improving, and extending the navigation of the river Rappahannock, and all it's improvable branches. 81 91 Act incorporating a company for improving the Navigation of Rivanna River. 91 Rio Act to incorporate a company for the purpose of clearing out and rendering navigable Meberrin River. 98 101 Act concerning the Potomae Company. 101 id: Act authorising an agent to subscribe for shares in the Ohio Canal Company. Act to incorporate a company for the purpose of cutting a navigable Canal from Roanoke to Meherrin, &c. 130 Act authorising the Treasurer to subscribe for 200 shares in the Roanoke Canal Company. Act loaning two thousand dollars to Alexander S. Feild and others, for the purpose of employing an engineer to ascertain the best route for the Canals.