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commonwealth, shall be and they are hereby respegtively empowered and required to provide for and maintain the poor within the limits of their respective towns, separately and distinctly from the poor of the county, and any two magistrates of any such corporation court shall be and are hereby empowered by warrant under their hands, to cause to be removed any poor person to the last place of his or her legal residence, who hath not been resident within the limits of such town for one year last past before such removal. And in like manner the overseers of the poor in the county, shall be and they are hereby empowered by warrant, under the hands of any two of them, to cause to be removed inte any corporate town any poor person whose residence shall have been within the limits of such town for one year lası past before such removal, except in both cases such poor persons only as have been lodged in any poor house at any time during the last two years, who shall be respectively returned to and maintained by the county or the town according to their former respective usual residence in either. The said corporation courts shall be and they are hereby respectively empowered, whenever they shall judge it necessary to. provide or build a poor house and work house for the reception of their poor, and for the reformation of vagrants, and to employ a proper person or persons as stewards or managers thereof, subject to the direction and controul of such corporation court; and the said corporation courts shall be and they are hereby respectively empowered and required to levy and assess, annually, upon their respective towns, either by way of poll tax upon the inhabitants, or by a tax upon houses or other property within the limits of the town, as they shall judge best, all charges incurred for the support and maintenance of their poor, and also all the charges which may be incurred in providing or building a poor house and work house, and in the government and management of the same.
XV. And be it further enacted, That the inhabitants of any such corporate town, not having a freehold es. tate in the county without the limits of the town, shall be disabled from voting in any election of the overseers of the poor in the respective counties, nor shall any inhabitant of any such corporate town be capable of serving as an overseer or the poor in any county.
XVI. And be it further enacted, That it shall and Bemoval of may be lawful for any magistrate of any such corpo. Vagrants. ration-court, upon discovering any vagrant or vagrants within the limits of the town, to issue his warrant for apprehending such vagrant or vagrants for examination, and if, upon such examination before two magistrates of the corporation court, it shall appear that the person or persons so apprehended are within the true description of a vagrant, as herein alter mentioned, the said two magistrates shall be, and they are hereby empowered by warrant under their hands to commit such vagrant or vagrants to the work-house, there to be employed in labour for any icrm not exceeding three months, and if there be no work house in such town, the said two magistrates may, and they are hereby empowered to proceed witli such vagrant or vagranti, in the same manner as the overseers of the poor in the counties are herein before directed to proceed, upon any vagrant or vagranis being delivered to them. XVII. And be it further enacted, That any able
enacled, that any one who deemed bodied man, who not having wherewithall to maintain a himself shall be found loitering, and shall have a wise or children without means for their subsistance, whereby they may become burthensome to their county or town, and any able bodied man without a wife or children, who, not having wherewithall to maintain him. self, shall wander abroad, or be found loitering without betaking himself to some honest employment, or shall go about begging, or shall not pay his legal taxes, shall be deemed and treated as a vagrant.
XVIII, All and every keeper or keepers, exhibiter or exhibiters, of either of the gaming-tables commonly
YA. B. C. or called A. B. C. or E.O. tables, or of a Pharoah baok, . o tables, or of any other gaming-table or bank of the same, or or Pharoah the like kind, under any denomination whatever, shall bank, treated be deemed and treated as vagrants. And moreover it as va shall and may be lawful for any justice of the peace, or magistrate of any corporation-court, by warrant under his hand to order any such gaming-table to be seized, and publicly burnt or destroyed.
XIX. All the forfeitures and penalties inflicted by this act, shall be, one half to the informer, and the other half to the use of the overseers of the poor for the county, to be by them applied towards the support and maintenance of such poor,
XX. And be it further enacted, That the clause respecting vagrants or idle persons not having wherewithall to maintain themselves in the act, intituled “ An act concerning seamen," and so much of all the acts concerning the poor as is contrary to this act, shall be, and is hereby repealed.
inspections of tobacco, and reviving
(Passed December 24th, 1787 }
I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That New inspec. the warehouses for the reception and inspection of totions of to i
bacco shall be and the same are hereby established on hacco estab ba lished and o. the lands of Walter Beall, on Kentucky river near Harthers revived rod's landing in the county of Mercer, to be called and
known by the name of Harrod's landing; on the lands of James Hogan, at the mouth of Hickman's creek, on the north side of Kentucky river in the county of Fayette, to be called and known by the name of Hogan's; on the lands of Walter Beall, at the mouth of Beachfork on Salt river in the county of Nelson, to be called and known by the name of Beall's; on the lands of general Charles Scott, near the mouth of Craig's creek on Kentucky river in the county of Fayette, to be called and known by the name of Scott's; in the towy of Boonsborough on Kentucky river in the county of Madison, to be called and known by the name of Boon's; on the lands of John Collier on the Kentucky river, in the county of Madison, to be called and known by the name Collier's; on the lands or John May and Simon Canton on the lower side of Limestone creek in the county of Bourbon, to be called and known by the name of Limestone; ou the lands of William Thornton Alexander, in the town of Alexandria, to be called and known by the name of Thora
ton's; and on the lands of Samuel Brown, on the south side of Nottoway river, in the county of Southampton, to be called and known by the name of Notto way, and the proprietors of the said lands shall build the said warehouses at their own expence. There shall be allowed and paid annually to each of the inspectors at Harrod's landing warehouse, the sum of twenty-five pounds: to each of the inspectors at Hogan's warehouse, the sum of twenty-five pounds; to each of the inspectors at Beall's warehouse, the sum of twenty five pounds; to each of the inspectors at Boon's warehouse and Collier's warehouse, under one inspection, the sum of twenty five pounds; to each of the inspector's at Scoti's warehouse, the sum of twenty five pounds; to each of the inspectors at Limestone warehouse, the sum of twenty five pounds; to each of the inspectors at Thornton's warehouse, the sum of fifiy pounds; and to each of the inspectors at Nottoway warehouse, the sum of twenty pounds for their salaries. Provided always and be it further enacted, That if the quantity of to. bacco inspected at any of the said warehouses hereby established or revived shall not be sufficient to pay the usual charges and inspectors salaries, the deficiency shall not be paid by the public.
II. And be it further enacted, That the inspection of tobacco at Meriwether's warehouses in the town of Newcastle; at Shepherd's in the county of King and Queen; at Boyd's Hole, and Machodack on Potowmack; at Bowler's, at Hampton, Portsmouth. Hood's, Rockeli's, Rivanna, Suffolk, Urbanna, York, South Quay, Davis's and Lowry's, Yeocomico and Kinsale, Deacon's Neck, Littlepage's, Brick-House, College Landing, and at Poropotank, shall be, and the same is hereby revived and established, under the like rules, regulations, and allowance for inspectors salaries, as if the same had not been discontinued. Provided, That the warehouses hereby directed to be established on the lands of William Thornton Alexander, in the town of Alexandria, shall be built of stone or brick, and covered with slate or tile, with gates of iron. And that no tobacco shall be received for inspection at the said warehouses, nor any inspectors appointed for the same, until the court of Fairfax county shall be oi opinion, and enter the same of record that the said warehouses are built according to the directions of this act.
JII. And whereas it hath been represented to the general assembly, that the proprietor of the land whereon Byrd's warehouses lately stood, is willing to rebuild the same at his own expence, in such manner as will best secure the tobacco lodged therein from the danger of fire: Be it therefore enacted, That so soon as the proprietor of the said land shall, at his own expence rebuild the said warehouses of brick, with a cover of slate or tile, and make the gates of iron, that the inspection of tobacco at the said warehouses, shall thenceforth be revived and established in like manner as if they had not been burnt or discontinued; Provided always, That no tobacco shall be received for in. spection at the said warehouses until the court of Henrico county shall be of opinion, and enter the same of record, that the proprietor hath built the said houses according to the directions of this act.
IV. And be it further enacted, that the inspectors at Shockoe and Rockett's warehouses, are hereby authorised to call for the assistance of the third inspector, from time to time, when the quantity of tobacco shall be so great that they cannot inspect it with sufficient dispatch; who shall be paid for the time he shall sa act, in like manner as a principal inspector.
V. And be it further enacted, that there shall be allowed and paid to each of the inspectors at Rivanna and Lynch's warehouses, the additional sum of ten pounds; and to each of the inspectors at Hampton, the additional sum of five pounds. Provided always, that if the quantity of tobacco inspected at the said warehouses shall pot be sufficient to defray the expence of the said additional allowances, the same shall not be paid by the public.
VI. And be it further enacted, That so soon as Byrd's warehouses shall be rebuilt and fit for the reception of tobacco, the persons who were commissioned inspectors thereat when the former warehouses were burnt, shall be reinstated in their offices as inspectors, and from thenceforth their respective salaries shall commence and be receivable.
VII. Every person who now is or hereafter may be an inspector, shall be incapable of acting as a justice of the peace or sheriff, during his continuance in the office of inspector.