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tions, and granted in the same manner, and all ca- ed of as other veats shall be proceeded upon, tried and determined,

i lands of the

commonas is by law directed in cases of other unappropriated wealth. lands belonging to this commonwealth.

VI. And be it further enacted, That upon grants is- Composition sued under this act, in consequence of entries hereto

Quence of entries herete money, on

grants. fore made, a composition after the rate of thirteen shillings and four pence for every hundred acres, shall be paid to the register, to be by him accounted for and paid into the public treasury, in the same manner as other monies by him received by virtue of his office; and the surveyors within the said district shall for their services be entitled to and receive the same fees as other surveyors within this commonwealth for the like services.

VII. And be it further enacted, That the land hold. Land holders ers within the said district of the Northern Neck shall i be forever hereafter exonerated and discharged from charged from

a" Neck discomposition and quit-rents; any law, usage, or custom, composition to the contrary notwithstanding.

and quit.
rents.

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CHAP. XLVIII.*

An act to revive the act, intituled An

act to empower the judges of the
General Court to superintend and
regulate the public jail.

I. WHEREAS the act of assembly, passed in the Act empow. year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, ef

es of general intituled “ An act to empower the judges of the gene- court to su. ral court to superintend and regulate the public jail,” perintend & will expire at ihe end of the present session of assem- regulate the

public jail re. bly, and it is expedient and necessary that the same vived. should be continued:

• Erroneously numbered LXVIII, in the original.
Vob. XII.

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II. Be it therefore enacted, That the act, intituled An act to empower the judges of the general court to superintend and regulate the public jail,” shall be, and the same is hereby revived.

CHAP. XLIX.*
An act to add that part of the county

of Yohogania, situale above Cross
creek and between the western boun-
dary of Pennsylvania and the ri-
ver Ohio, to the county of Ohio.

Yohogania I. WHEREAS, by the extension of the western county being boundary between the state of Pennsylvania and this reduced too

commonwealth, the greater part of the county of Yosmall, for a separate hogania has fallen within the limits of the former, county, by whereby the remainder of the said county is rendered the extension too small and inconsiderable for a separate county; of the Penn. sylvania line, II. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, is added to That all that part of the county of Yohogania remainOhio.

ing within the limits of this commonwealth, shall be, and the same is hereby added to the county of Ohio.

* Erroneously numbered LXIX, in the original.

P. 445,

CHAP. L.
An act to repeal an act, intiluled An

act to provide for the more effectual
collection of the tax of five shillings See yol. 11,
per hundred acres on lands grant-
ed by patent, and to appropriate the
money arising therefrom.

I. WHEREAS the act passed the last session of as- Acts impos. sembly, intituled, “ An act to provide for the more ef- ing taxes on fectual collection of the tax of five shillings per hun-b

un lauds granted dred acres on lands granted by patent, and to appro- pealed. priate the money arising therefroin," has been found partial in its operation:

II. Be it enacted, That the said recited act, and so much of every other act or acts, as imposes the tax of five shillings per hundred acres on lands granted by patent, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed,

CHAP. LI.*
An act authorizing the treasurer to

receive specie into the public treasury by weight. BE it enacted, That from and after the passing of Treasurer to this act, the treasurer shall receive into the treasury, "? for taxes or otherwise (German gold excepted, which

cie by veigh shall be received at four shillings and ten pence the pennyweight) all such coin as may be tendered in payment, according to its weight, whether the same may be under or over the weights established by law, at the rates fixed by an act of assembly, passed in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, intituled

* Erroneously numbered XL, in the original.

“ An act to amend and reduce the several acts of assembly for ascertaining certain taxes and duties, and for establishing a permanent revenue, into one act," and that all sheriffs, collectors, and others authorized by law to receive monies of the citizens of this commonwealth, to be paid into the public treasury for taxes or otherwise, be directed to receive the same at the rates at which coin is hereby declared to be receivable at the treasury: Provided nevertheless, That this act shall continue, and be in force, until the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.

CHAP. LII.
An act to amend an act, intituled, An

act for clearing and improving the

navigation of James river. Preamble. 1. WHEREAS by the act, intituled " An act for

clearing and improving the navigation of James river, it is among other things provided that the first subscriptions should not exceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and that no toll should be demanded, except in a particular case, before the said river should be rendered capable of being navigated in dry seasons by vessels drawing one foot of water at the from the highest place praticable to the Great Falls; And whereas it hath been represented to the general assembly, that it may be necessary to extend the sum to be subscribed, and to put the depth of the canals in the discretion of the company, and the point to which the navigation is directed to reach, before the demand of the tolls, is by

being too vague, a discouragement to adventurers: James river II. Be it therefore eracted by the General Assembly, company may That it shall be lawful for the said company, at any extend the general meeting, to extend the shares, so as not shares; and reduce depth

h to exceed one hundred in addition to those already subof canal. scribed, and to proportion the depth of the water in the

canals to the depth of the water in the river in dry seasons.

III. And be it further enacted, That Crow's ferry, Crow's ferry at the mouth of Loony's creek, shall be forever taken declared the

' highest point and deemed to be the highest place practicable within if navigation, the meaning of the above recited act. And whereas, it may be found expedient for the said company to borrow money to answer the purposes of their institution,

IV. Be it further enacted, That it shall be lawsul for Com the president and directors to give an interest of six per borrow mocentum upon all sums of money that shall be lent to them ney. for the carrying on of the work,

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CHAP. LIII.

An act to extend the operation of an

act, intituled, An act concerning
escheators, to the several counties in
the Northern Neck.

1. WHEREAS the act of assembly, intituled “ An Escheators to act concerning escheators," does not in its operation be appointed extend to the counties in the Northern-neck, and it is

Northern nook and; ; in the North.

ern Neck. necessary that escheators should be appointed in the several counties in that district:

II. Be it therefore enacted, That the aforesaid act of assembly shall be carried into execution, and be in full force in the several counties in the Northern-neck. And the court of each of the said counties is hereby required to recommend to the governor and council, some proper person to be commissioned escheator within such county, on or before first day of June next; and in case of the failure of such recommendation, it shall be law, ful, and the governor is hereby required, to appoint and commission, as soon as may be, an escheator within each of the said counties, who shall be a resident of such county.

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