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Y- dent and directors of the Lower Appomattox Company, to com, o plete the navigation of Appomattox river; and so soon as the said Mode of charg- president and directors shall have rendered the said river navigaing toll. ble, at high water mark in common floodtides, for vessels drawing f seven feet water, it shall be lawful for the said president and directors, and they are hereby authorised to demand and receive of all vessels navigating the said river, laden wholly or in part, and amounting to sifteen tons and upwards, fifteen cents on every ton Proviso, such vessel carries, in lieu of all other toll : Procided howerer, That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to authorise the said president and directors to demand or receive toll of vessels lightening or loading other vessels which pay toll, or of such as bring hay or firewood to market, or of open boats. Proceedings 2. And if any owner or master of a vessel shall refuse or negwhen persons lect to pay toll at the time of offering to pass, the toll gatherer may *"...ouse to lawfully refuse passage to such vessel ; and if any vessel subject pay toll. to the payment of toll as aforesaid shall pass without paying the same, the master, owner or skipper of such vessel shall forfeit and pay to the president and directors, for the use of the said compamy, seven dollars for every foot of water which such vessel may draw, to be recovered by motion in the Hustings Court of the town of Petersburg, ten days previous notice of such motion having been given to such master, owner or skipper. Powers granted 3. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall be deemed ..". o expedient by ihe said president and directors to contract the the river. “breadth of the said river, by jetties, it shall be lawful for the said president and directors to carry their abutments to high water mark on the shores of the said river, not actually used as seine fish. ing places. Tenalties on of. 4. And if any person shall remove or otherwise injure the said fenders. jetties or posts which may be necessary to denote the channel of - the said river, the person so offending shall forfeit and pay twenty dollars, recoverable in the name and for the use of the said president and directors of the said company, before any alderman for the town of Petersburg. When company 5. And be it further enacted, That whenever the said president shall be entitled and directors shall have completed the navigation of the said ri*** ver, according to law, and shall apply to the Hustings Court of the said town, they shall thereupon proceed to appoint five commissioners, whose duty it shall be to examine upon oath whether the navigation of said river is completed according to the true intent and meaning of this act; and if the report of the said commissioners, which shall be entered of record, shall be affirmative, then, and not otherwise, the said president and directors shall be entitled to the tolls hereby granted. commencement, 6. This act shall be in force from the passing thereof.

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Code, Appendix, An Act concerning the Dismal Swamp Canal Company. ,o. IV. xo [Passed January 23, 1810.] - is of toll E it enacted by the General Assembly, That as soon as the i.o. 1. consent of the Assembly of North. Carolina shall be obtains soon as consent ed, it shall be lawful for the president and directors of the Dismal ...” Swamp Canal Company, and they are hereby authorised to de

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Every pipe of wine, - - - . Cents 100
Every hogshead of rum or other spirit, - - 50
Every hogshead of tobacco, - - - 3%
Every hogshead of molasses, - - - 25
Every bushel of wheat, peas, rice or flaxseed, - 2
Every barrel of pork, - - - - 12 1-2
Every barrel of beef, - - - - 10
Every barrel of fish, - - - - 6 1–4
Every barrel of flour, - - . - - 10
Every barrel of tar, pitch, rosin or turpentine, - 6 1–4
Every cask of linseed oil or spirit of turpentine, - 25 -
Every ton of flax, hemp or potashes, - - 150
Every ton of bar iron, - - - - 50
Every ton of pig iron or eastings, - - 50
Every ton of stone or iron ore, other than ballast of the

vessel, - - - - - - 8
Every ton of copper, lead or other ore, other than iron ore,42
Every chaldron of coals, - - - - 10
Every hundred bushels of lime or shells, - . . . 50
Every thousand of bricks or tiles, - - 42
Every hundred of pipe staves, - - - 20 ,
Every hundred of hogshead staves, or pipe or hogshead

heading, *- - - - - 12 1–2 ,
Every hundred of barrel staves or barrel heading, 8
Every thousand shingles from 18 to 24 inches, - 18 3-#
Every thousand from 24 to 3 feet, - - 50 -
Every thousand clapboards or pales, - - 50
Every cord of fire wood, - - - - 25
Every hundred cubic feet of plank or scantling, - 100

Every hundred cubic feet of all other timber (excepting masts or bowsprits, the length whereof exceeds 50 feet,) 75 Every hundred cubic feet of masts or timber, the length

whereof exceeds 50 feet, - - - 150 Every hundred pounds of brown sugar, - - 4. All other produce, goods or merchandize, one fourth per

centum, - - - - - - 1-4 p. c.

Every boat or vessel exceeding one ton burthen, whether
laden or empty, if she passes in or out of the outer
locks, shall for the entire passage pay, per ton, - 20
Every boat or vessel under five tons burthen, whose em-
ployment is confined to transportation upon the ca-
mal only, without passing through the locks, which has
not commodities on board to yield so much (except an
empty boat returning whose load has already paid, in
which case she is to pass free of toll) for each trip
shall pay, * * - - - 75
Every boat or vessel under one ton burthen, which has
not commodities on board to yield so much, - 25
Every man (except foot travellers who shall pass free)
horse, ox in draft and wheel passing the causeys, ex-
cept the loads they carry yield so much, or empty wag-

gons or carts returning, whose load has paid toll, 12 1–2 Every head of black cattle, - - - 6 1–4 Every hog or sheep, - - - - 2

Provided, That nothing in this act contained shall be so construcd as to deprive any subsequent legislature of the right to di-Provisa. minish the said tolls.

2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the Commencement. passing thereof.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY, begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday the third day of December, one thousand eight hundred and ten.

CHAP. LV.

Jin Jact imposing Tares for the support of Government.
[Passed January 30, 1811.]

E it enacted by the General .1ssembly, That the public taxes 1. for the year one thousand eight hundred and eleven shall be as follows, to wit: on lands for every hundred dollars value, a. greeably to the equalizing law, forty-eight cents; for every slave above the age of twelve years, except such as have been or shall be exempted in consequence of age or infirmity, by the respective county or corporation courts, forty-four cents; for every stud horse orjack ass, twice the price such horse or ass eovers a mare by the season; for all other horses, mules, mares and colts, twelve cents each ; for every ordinary licence five dollars, on every hundred dollars of the rent of such ordinary, to be ascertained by the rent paid by the tenant; and where such tavern is in the occupancy of the proprietor, the yearly value shall be ascertained by the commissioners of the revenue : Procided, That for every ordinary licence, not less than twelve dollars and fifty cents shall be paid: for every four wheeled riding carriage, except phaetons and stage waggons, one dollar and twenty-five cents per wheel; for all phaetons and stage waggons, eighty-four cents per wheel; for every other riding carriage with two wheels, forty three cents per wheel; for all houses and lots in town, one dollar and fifty-six cents on every hundred dollars of the rent thereof, to be ascertain. ed by the rent paid by the tenant; and where such house or lot is in the occupancy of the proprietor, the yearly rent or value thereof shall be ascertained by the commissioners of the revenue, or either of them, by comparison of its value with that of other houses or lots actually rented; on every licence to sell merchandize of soreign growth and manufacture, by wholesale and retail, forty dol. lars; on every licence to retail such goods, fifteen dollars; on every licence to a hawker or pedlar, of dry goods, tin or pewter ware, thirty dollars; on each appeal to the court of appeals from the superior courts of chancery, and superior courts of law in this commonwealth, two dollars: Procided, that no taxes shall be collected on lands, lots, houses or other property belonging to this commonwealth, or to any county, town, college or seminary of learning, or attached to any house or houses for divine worship: •Anil provided also, That nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent any farmer or planter, from selling salt, tea, sugar, molasses, coffee, spices, iron or steel to his neighbors, when such articles were purchased as a return load for his or her produce or other property taken to market. .

the year 1810.

Commencement.

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

CHAP. LVI.

An Act Appropriating the Public Recenue. - [Passed January 30, 1811.]

1 RE it enacted by the General Asembly, That the taxes and ar- Public revenue, - rearages of taxes not otherwise appropriated, due prior to how appropriat,

the year one thousand eighthundred and eleven, & all other branches of public revenue which arise to the commonwealth prior to the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, and the surplus of all appropriations heretofore made, shall constitute a general fund, and be appropriated in the following manner: For the expenses of the general assembly, fifty thousand dollars; for officers of civil government, seventy thousand dollars; for offieers of militia, including adjutant general and brigade inspectors, clerks, adjutants, provost martials and musicians, six thousand five hundred dollars; for miliiia fine fund, one thousand five hundred dollars; for criminal charges, including guards in the country, nineteen thousand seven hundred dollars; for removing criminals to the penitentiary, three thousand dollars; for the internal charges of the penitentiary, including officers’ salaries, nine thousand five hundred and forty-six dollars, and twelve cents; for slaves executed and transported, six thousand dollars; for public guard in the city of Richmond, eight thousand dollars; for lunatic hospital, eight thousand five inundred dollars; for the eighth instalment to the bank of Virginia, thirty thousand dollars; one year's interest on the state shares therein, three thousand six hundred dollars; for interest on the public debt, six thousand dollars; for pensioners, six thousand dollars; for repairs of public warehouses and commissioners, five thousand dollars; for commissioners of the revenue, fifteen thousand dollars; for the manufactory of arms, including foundery and boring mill, and officers’ salaries, sixty-five thousand dollars; for rifles to be made under contract agreeably

to an act of assembly, five thousand dollars; for the purchase

of lead, and materials for powder, two thousand dollars; for public services of circuit court clerks, two thousand five hundred dollars; for clerks’ and sheriffs’ fees, flve hundred dollars; for one hundred and fifty copies of the third volume of Hening's Statutes at Large, seven hundred and fifty dollars; for representation to congress and state senate, five hundred dollars; for gun carriages, including the expenses of repairing arms under contract, eight thousand nine hundred dollars; and for contingent expenses, fifteen thousand dollars.

2. This act shall commence and be in force from the passing Commencement.

thereof.

CHAP. LVII.

An Act inaking a further Appropriation for the JManufacturing of
Arms.

[passed December 29, 1810.]

Bo it enacted by the General Assembly, That the further sum Further sum ap: 4. propriated for manufacturing arms, &c,

of five thousand dollars, shall be, and the same is hereby appropriated, to supply a deficiency arising in the appropriation made A ring the year one thousand eight hundred and ten, for defraying the expenses attending the manufacturing of arms, to be paid

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out of any money in the treasury not already otherwise appropri.
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2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the

Commencement. passing thereof.

CHAP. LVIII.

...An Act, to amend the Act entitled an Act, to amend on Act reduto see sess'n, cing into one Act the several Acts concerning the Court of Apacts of 1806, ch. peals. 22. [Passed January 9, 1811.]

Act relative to the 1. Bo it enacted by the General Assembly, That, so much of the Court of Appeals, act, entitled “an act, to amend an act, reducing into one passed January, act the several acts concerning the court of appeals,” passed Ja*...*.*.*.* nuary the fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and seven, vised Code, 2d ...:...' vol., p.127) re- which reduces the number of judges to three; and so much of the pealed. said act as declares that the sum heretofore appropriated for the payment of the five former judges of the court of appeals, shall be equally divided among three judges, when that court shall be reduced to that number agreeably to the provisions of the said act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed. court, hereafter, 2. And be it enacted, That the court of appeals shall hereafter to consist of five consist of five judges; any three of said judges shall constitute a

#. the of ; the said court shall commence its sessions on the first day #..." of March next, and its sitting shall be permanent if the business 1811. of the court require it: Provided always, that the court may in

Length of session, their discretion adjourn for short periods; but it shall be their du

Power of ad- ty to sit at least two hundred and fifty days in the year, unless they

journment. - -
sooner dispatch the business of the court.

salary of Judges. 3. And be it further enacted, That each judge shall be allowed two thousand five hundred dollars per annum for his services.

Commencement. 4. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the passing thereof.

CHAP. LIX.

An .1ct to amend the several Laws concerning the Court of.jppeals.
[Passed February 13, 1811.]

E it enacted by the General Assembly, That all writs of error and of supersedeas, and all reviving and other process issuing from the court of appeals or under the order of one or more of the judges thereof, shall be made returnable to the first Monday in any month, after the award of such writ or process, that the party praying and suing out such writ or process may direct: Provided always, That there shall not be less than sifteen normore than ninety days between the teste and return day of such writ or process; and the return of such writ or process to such day executed shall be effectual, whether the said court of appeals be, on the return thereof, in session or not: And whenever such writ or If not executed, process shall not be executed, the clerk of the said court is hereby *...* authorised and required to issue another like writ or process upon issued. - - - - the application of the party suing out the former writ or process. clerk may issue And where any person plaintiff or defendant in any suit depending process of revivor in the said court shall be dead, it shall be lawful for the clerk of the jo * said court, during the recess of the court, upon application, to issue proper process to enable the court to proceed to a final judgment

Process, whenre. 1. turmable,

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