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GENERAL ASSEMBLY VIRGINIA, 6F A PUBLIC AND GENERALLY INTERESTING NATURE,

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WHICH COMMENCED IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVEN,

FUBLISHED PURSUANT To AN Act of THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, PASSED THE TENTHDAY of FRBRUARY, ONE THOUSAND EtGHT HUNDRED AND TWELVE,

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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY SAMUEL PLEASANTS,
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Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday the
fifth day of December, one thousand eight hundred

and eight.

CHAPTER I.

.in let to encrease the compensation allowed by law to the Electors
of a President and Vice-President of the United States.

[Passed December 8, 1808.]

1 E it enacted, That in lieu of the allowance now made by
- law, for the travelling expenses and attendance of electors
of a President and Vice-President of the United States, each else-
tor shall be allowed for his travelling expenses eight cents per
mile and ferriages, and for his daily attendance three dollars.
2. The provisions of this act shall be extended to the electors
of the President and Vice-President of the United States now in
service.
3. Provided. That no compensation for travelling expenses, nor

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his daily attendance, shall be received by any elector who may be

a member of the General Assembly.
4. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing

thereof. Commencement.

CHAP. II.
An Act concerning Elections in certain cases.

[Passed December 12, 1808.]

E it enacted by the General Assembly, That whenever a vacancy doth or shall exist in the representation of any coun- Manner of direct. ty of this commonwealth, which hath been, or may hecome divid- inga writ of eleced after the general annual election, the Speaker of the House of tion, where, * Delegates shall issue a writ of election to supply such vacancy to ...” been the sheriff of each county formed by such division; and the sheriff of the county retaining the original name shall, upon the receipt of such writ, forthwith give notice to the sheriff of the other county of the day on which the election shall he holden, which shall be within fifteen days and not less than ten days thereafter :—And both sheriffs shall thereupon give notice to the freeholders of their respective counties of the time and place appointed for holding such election, by advertisement to be affixed at four of the most convenient places in each county, not less than five nor more than Duties of the ten days before the election, and the election shall be made in the sheriff. courthouse of each county by the sheriff, or in his absence by the under sheriff thereof, in the manner prescribed for a general election; it shall be held on the same day in each county, and no votes shall be received, except by virtue of a freehold in the coun- Election, how te ty where the vote shall be given. The sheriffs or under sheriffs of be conducted. booth counties conducting the election shall, on the fourth day af- wer that appointed for holding the said election, meet at the court\\ouse of that county retaining the name of the county before the

division, and shall then and there compare the polls respectively taken at the elections in their several counties, and having ascertained the person having the greatest number of votes, giving their own votes, in any case of the two foremost on such polls having Election, how to an equal number of votes, and in case their votes also shall be dibe :ut vided, deciding the same by lot, shall make their return in the o following manner, or to the following effect; upon each writ shall be indorsed these, or the like words: “The execution of this writ appears in a schedule hereunto annexed;” and on another paper connecting the several writs together, shall be written these, or the like words; “By virtue of these writs to us directed in our Return cf the full counties held at the courthouses thereof respectively, on the

Sheriff. day of in the year of our Lord by the electors of our said counties, qualified according to law, we caused to be chosen a delegate (or delegates) namely, to

fill the vacancy or (vacancies) in these writs mentioned. Given under our hands and seals the day and year aforesaid.” And the officers conducting the elections shall make their returns immediately, to the Speaker of the House of Delegates. Election, how to 2. And be it enacted, That whenever a vacancy shall occur in * oducted in the representation of any senatorial district embracing a eounty, *::::: * which shall have become divided asaforesaid, the election for supplying such vacancy shall be conducted in all respects as if the new county had existed and formed a part of the said district before the general election.

Commencement. 3. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the

passing thereof.

CHAP. III. 8 vised --§: oo: •An Act to amend the 'let giving power to the County Courts to es

1:1, and sessons. tublish Ferries, and to regulate the Rates of Ferriage.
acts of 1806, ch. * - - ** - ... "
25, sec. 1. [Passed January 4, 1809.]

- 1 Bo it enacted by the General Assembly, That so much of the Certain part of 1. act passed the seventeenth day of January, one thousand he act authoris- - , - - --- i...out."... eight hundred and seven, entitled “An act giving power to the tablish forries, county courts, to establish ferries and regulate the rates of ferri** repealed age,” as directs the courts, in fixing the rate of ferriage, to observe that for every wheel of a carriage, the same ferriage be allowed as for a horse, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.' And the said courts may in their discretion six the rate oferriage on Proviso. wheel carriages. Provided, That a majority of the magistrates - - of such courts shall be present when such rates shall be established by virtue of this act. Commencement. 2. This act shall be in force from and after the first day of - - - May next.

CHAP. IV.

•on oct allowing Persons arraigned of JMisdemeanors in certain - cases, the right of Challenge.

[Passed January 9, 1809.] persons arraign. 1. DE it enacted by the General Assembly, That in all cases el for misdemea. ! where any person or persons, shall hereafter be put upon ors, oliol, to his, her, or their trial for any misdemeanor, the punishment

o: ** whereof is or shall be confinement in the jail and Fenitentiary

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