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pense of repairing such arms as may need repairs, eight thousand dollars; for the expenses of election of President and Vice-Presi. dent of the United States, one thousand two hundred dollars ; for the expenses of the representation to Congress and State Senate, three hundred dollars; for wolf sealps, three hundred dollars; for two hundred and sifteen rifles contracted for by the executive, o exceeding the number directed by law, three thousand two hundred and twenty-five doliars; for distributing public arms, seven thousand five hundred dollars ; for the rent of a house for the Governor, six hundred and fifty dollars ; for the repairs of the public warehouses and allowance to commissioners, three thousand dollars ; and for the contingent expenses of government, sifteen thousand dollars. 2. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the Commencement, passing thereof. . .
•An Act appropriating a sum of Money to repair the Capitol.
F. it enacled by the General .1ssembly, That the auditor of e. 1. - - - - - Fight thousand, public accounts be, and he is hereby authorised and direct- ji. ed to issue his warrant in favor of the commissioners hereinafter lars appropria. named, for the sum of eight thousand five hundred dollars for the ted. purpose of repairing the capitol. 2. And be it further enacted, That Andrew Stevenson, John commiss - - - - r ommissionerg Brokenbrough, Philip N. Nicholas, Thomas Taylor, Peyton ... Randolph, Thomas Wilson and Wiiiiam C. Williams be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, who, or a majority of whom shall have the power, and they are hereby required to let the said ... . work to the lowest bidder, upon such terms as shall be most bene- . power and ficial to the commonwealth, after giving previous notice thereof * in the public gazette for at least one month. 3. This act shall commence and be in force from and after the
- Commencement, passing thereof.
..on Act appropriating a frther Sum of Money for the completion of the Governor's House and for other purposes.
[Passed February 18, 1812.]
HEREAS it appears by the report of the eommissioners - “ directing: l - 1. Preamble. appointed by an act, “directing the sale of certain publies...risia, property, and for other purposes,” that the sum appropriated is not ch. 6, p. 7–an. sufficient to complete the Governor's house ; te, p. 66. 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That the auditor of - - ". - ..” “ Three thousand public accounts be, and he is hereby authorised and directed to is-ài. sue his warrant in favor of the commissioners aforesaid for the ated to complete sum of three thousand dollars, for the purpose of completing the the Governor's Governor's house. house ; 2. And be it further enacted, That the auditor of public aceounts r - - - - - !” And five thoube and he is hereby authorised and directed to issue his warrant in joil. for favor of the commissioners aforesaid for the sum of five thousand out houses and dollars, for the purpose of erecting convenient and necessary out enclosure". houses and enclosures to the Governor's house.
Commencement. 3. This act shall commence and be in force from and after th: passing thereof.
An Act empowering the Executive to put a Fire-proof Roof on the
[Passed February 19, 1812.]
A. 1 o it enacted by the General Assembly. That the Executive *** *** * * B shall be, and they are hereby authorised and required to contract with any person or persons for the covering of the armory of this commonwealth with slate; and the auditor of public acseven thousand counts is hereby empowered to grant a warrant or warrants on the dollars appropria. treasury for a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, for the ted. same, to be paid out of any monies therein.
Commencing 2. This aet shall commence and be in force from the passing slause. thereof.
An Act authorising the Executive to purchase .4mmunition, and jo" other purposes.
[Passed February 18, 1812.]
Eighttons offend 1 E it enacted by the General Assembly, That the Executive of ... * * this commonwealth be, and they are hereby authorised #.h.. and required, forthwith, to procure, or eause to be procured, eight on to make that tons of lead, and two tons of gun powder, or the materials necessaquantity, to be ry to make that quantity of powder, which ever, in the opinion of procured. the executive may be most prudent, to be deposited in the public magazine. Executive . 2. And be it further enacted, That whenever in the opinion of o the Executive the public safety shall require it, they shall be and belonging to the they are hereby authorised to distribute all or any part of the pow
state. der and ball belonging to the state, to such part of the common
wealth as may be most exposed to invasion or invasions. go see acts ". 3. And be it furlher enacted, That the officers and privates com. ;"o. prising the company or companies which may be organized by the 3, p. iio Executive for the defence of the armory, agreeably to the 6th sec. Fines, for neglect tion of an act entitled “an act to amend the several acts concernof o: *... ing the militia of this commonwealth, passed February the fourth, o: of* one thousand eight hundred and six,” shall be liable to the same for defence of the sines and penalties for failing or refusing to perform the duties armory. , which may be required of them in pursuance of the said act, as the officers and privates of the main body of the militia are liable to, for sailing or refusing to comply with the duties imposed on them by law. puty of the offi- 3. Jind be it further enacted, That for the purpose of assessing cers to sit as the fines on such delinquent officers and privates, the officer or of ...; ficers commanding such company or companies shall be and they ..o. are hereby authorised and required to sit as members of the batlinquents. talion courts of enquiry held for the first battalion of the nineteenth regiment of militia, and the regimental courts of enquiry held for the said regiments; and they shall make their return of de; linquents to such courts, and the like proceedings shall be had in every respect, as is required by law, with regard to the main Provise. body of the militia: Provided nevertheless, That nothing here. contained shall be so coustrued as to require of the said com:
pany or companies of artificers to perform any of the duties re-
6. And be it further enacted, That any expenses which may be
.An Act incorporating the “Farmers' Bank of Pirginia.”
1 E it enacted by the General Assembly, That a Bank shall be
Fines, how to be collected and accounted for.
Expenses incurred in complying with this act, how to be paid.
Bank to be esth-
Number of shares retained by the state.
On what terms shares are to be disposed of to subscribers.
Penalty on delinquent subscribers.
Commissioners Authorised to re. ceive monies du: on shares.
IN THE THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR OF THE COMMONWEALTH,
ment or instalments, being part of the hundred dollars required at
* when the Bank shall be organized by the election of directors, on
the shares which shall have been subscribed for in the books res.
1N THE THIRTY-sixTH YEAR or THF, commonweal.TH. ( 10.4 x immediately after the same shall be so filled, no person or copart- ease the obscripmership, or body politie, shall, during the remainder of the term !. ... lil aforesaid, be permitted to subscribe for more than two shares. , i.js. 7. and be it further enacted, That all the subscriptions, and the subscriptions to shares obtained in consequence thereof, shall be deemed, and held be for the excluto be for the sole and exclusive use and benefit of the persons, co-sions to he partnerships or bodies politic respectively subscribing, or in whose . .* behalf the subscriptions respectively shall be declared to be made, are declared to at the time of making the same: and all bargains, contracts, pro- he made. mises and engagements, in any wise contravening this provision, *.*. o: shall be void; and the persons, co-partnerships or bodies politic, o.o.o. respectively, so subscribing, or for whose use the subscriptions shall be declared to be made as aforesaid, shall have, enjoy and reeeive the share or shares respectively obtained in consequeneo thereof, and all the interest and emoluments thence arising, as freely, fully and absolutely, as if they had, respectively, paid the consideration therefor; any such bargains, contracts, promises or engagements to the contrary notwithstanding. 8. Turing the first ten days appointed for receiving subscripti. o'." ons as above, no subscription whatever shall be received in the :::::... on name, or for the use of any inhabitant, or inhabitants, of any one subscribing elseof the towns of Richmond, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Petersburg, Fre- where, doing the dericksburg, Winchester or Staunton, unless it be made in the ****** books of the town within which the person or persons for whose benefit the subscription shall be made, shall at that time reside. 9. Jiul be it further enacted, That the subscribers to the said . bank, their successors and assigns, shall be, and are hereby crea- incorporate ted and made a corporation and body politic, in law and in fact, by the name and style of the President, Directors and Company of the Fariners' Bank of Virginia, and shall so continue until the Name and style, first day of June, one thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven, How long to conand no longer; and by the name and style aforesaid, they shall be, * and are hereby made able and capable in law, to have, purchase, May own properreceive, possess, enjoy and retain, to themselves and their succes; i. ...” o a; sors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and mount : effects, to an amount, not exceeding in the whole four millions six hundred and sixty-six thousand six hundred and sixty-six dollars and two thirds of a dollar, including the aunount of the capital stock aforesaid; and the same to sell, grant, demise, alien or disse of ; to sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded ; answer invested with au and be answered ; defend and be defended in courts of record or the powers of a any other place whatsoever; and also to make, have and use a com- corporation or mon seal ; and the same to break, alter or renew at their plea- i. politic in sure; and also to ordain, establish and put in czecution such bye- aw ; laws, ordinances and regulations, as shall seem necessary and convenient for the government of the said eorporation ; not being: eantrary to the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States; and for the making whereof, general meetings of the stockholders may be called by the directors in the manner herein after specified; and generally to do and execute all acts, matters and things, which a corporation, or a body politic in law may or Subject to cer. can lawfully do and execute; subject to the rules, regulations, tain regulations. restrictions, limitations, and provisions herein after prescribed and declared. 10. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawsul for any i. number of person, copartnership or body politic, in person or by attorney, to ...".
- - .* ceeding thirty, subscribe for a share, or any number of shares, not exceeding thir- my o: by