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Bridge to be built over Back river by subscription.

Norfolk; but no provision was made by the said act for preventing persons from setting over the said bay for reward from the county of Accomack, any person or persons, which is very prejudicial to the keeper of the said ferry; be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person whatsoever shall for reward set any person or persons over the said bay from the county of Accomack (other than the inhabitants of the said county) to the said towns of York, Hampton, or Norfolk, or other place adjacent to the said towns; and if any person shall offend herein, he or she so offending, shall forfeit and pay five pounds for every offence; to be recovered by the keeper of the said ferry for his own use, by action of debt or information in any court of this dominion.

CHAP. XLIV.

An act for building a bridge over Back

river by subscription.

I. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this general assembly that a bridge over Back river, from the land of Francis Mallory, in the county of Elizabeth city, to the land of John Jones opposite thereto, would be very convenient; and divers inhabitants of the said county have petitioned for leave to build a bridge over the said river by subscription; Be it enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That Cary Selden, George Wray, John Tabb, Jacob Wray, and Nicholas Wilson Curle, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby nominated and appointed trustees for building a bridge over the said river at the place aforesaid, and the said trustees, or any three or more of them, shall have power and authority to receive subscriptions from any person or persons, and to apply the monies subscribed towards building, maintaining and keeping in repair, the said pridge, in such manner as they the said trustees or any three of them shall judge necessary and convenient.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority afore

said, That upon the death, removal out of the county, or resignation of any of the said trustees, the other trustees, or any three of them, shall and may elect one or more person or persons of the same county instead of the trustee or trustees so dying, removing or resigning; and the trustee or trustees so elected shall have the same power and authority, as if he or they had been particularly nominated and appointed by this act.

CHAP. XILV.

An act for altering the court days of the counties of Lancaster, Princess Anne, and Elizabeth city.

I, WHEREAS it is represented that the court days conto of the counties of Lancaster, Princess Anne, and Eliza- Lancaster, beth city, are inconvenient as well to the justices and Princessattornies as the merchants and others who are obliged ão and - - izabeth

to attend the same; Be it therefore enacted by the city...iered. Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of May next, the court for the county of Lancaster shall be constantly held on the third Thursday in every month; and for the said county of Princess Anne, on the first Thursday in every month; and for the county of Elizabeth city, on the fourth Thursday in every month; any law, usage or custom, to the contrary thereof, in anywise, notwithstanding,

- CHAP. XLVI.

An act to prevent hogs running at large in the town of Port Royal.

WHEREAS it is represented to this general assemHogs not to bly by the proprietors of the lands adjoining the town of run at large, Port Royal, that the permitting hogs to run at large *. o within the limits of the said town is very injurious to * them, as such hogs break through and destroy their ditches and enclosures; Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of June next, it shall not be lawful for any person or persons inhabiting within the said town to raise or keep any hogs within the limits thereof, or suffer the same to go at large within the said town; and if any hogs so raised and kept shall be found going or running at large within the said town, it shall and may be lawful for any person whatsoever to kill and destroy the same.

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CHAP. XLVHH.

An act for further continuing and amending the act, intituled, An act for the better regulating and collecttng certain officers fees, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

Act for regu. I. WHEREAS the act of the general assembly made iating and in the nineteenth year of the reign of his late majesty ..". ... king George the second, intituled, An act for the better Jontinued regulating and collecting certain officers fees, and for and amend- other purposes therein mentioned, which hath been con3d, tinued by several acts, and amended by two acts in the first and third years of his present majesty’s reign, will expire on the twelfth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven; and it being necessary that the same should be further continued, with amendments,

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Pe it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said recited acts, except as to so much thereof as is otherwise directed by this act, shall continue and be in force from and after the said twelfth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, for and during the term of two years, and no longer.

PI. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the No fee for a authority aforesaid, That from and after the passing of search, if a this act, it shall not be lawful for the secretary of this * taken. colony, or the several county court clerks, to charge any fee for the search for any thing in their respective offices where a copy is taken or made; and the person requiring such copy shall be chargeable with the fee for the copy only.

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An act for increasing the salary of the Minister of the parish of Frederick, in the county of Frederick.

I. WHEREAS by an act of general assembly made salary of

in the twelfth year of the reign of his late majesty George of the second, intituled, An act for erecting two new coun- o: ties and parishes, and granting certain encouragements county of to the inhabitants thereof, it is enacted for the more easy Frederick payment of all levies, secretary's, clerks, sheriffs and encreased. other officers fees, by the inhabitants of the counties of Frederick and Augusta, that the said levies and fees should and might be paid in money for tobacco at threefarthings per pound without any deduction: And whereas by one other act of general assembly made in the twenty-second year of his said majesty’s reign, intifuled, An act for the support of the clergy, and for the regular collecting and paying the parish ievies, it is among other things enacted, that every minister, preferred, or to be preferred or received into any parish within this dominion, shall have and receive an annual salary of sixteen thousand pounds of tobacco and cask, with an

allowance of four per cent. for shrinkage; to be levied, assessed, collected and paid in tobacco; which, under the directions of the first recited act, is to be levied and paid in the said county of Frederick in money for tobacco, at the rate of three-farthings per pound; by which the minister of the said parish of Frederick receives a salary very inadequate to other ministers in this colony, and the vestry and inhabitants of the said parish of Frederick, with the consent, and at the instance of the minister of the said parish, have petitioned that an act may pass to impower them to levy an additional sum for the support of the said minister; Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council and Burgesses of this present General offssembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this act, the vestry of the said parish of Frederick, at the time of laying their levy, shall, and they are hereby authorized and required to levy on the tithable persons within their parish the sum of ninety-one pounds, with an allowance of six per centum for collecting the same, to be levied, collected and paid in the Same manner, and under the like penalties, as in and by the said second recited act are directed; and if the vestry of the said parish shall neglect or refuse to direct the said ninety-one pounds, with the allowance for collecting as aforesaid, to be levied and collected as by the said second recited act is directed, the vestrymen of the said parish present at laying of the parish levy, neglecting or refusing, shall be liable to the action of the minister injured thereby, his executors or administrators, for all damages he shall sustain by occasion of such refusal or neglect.

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