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of Greenbrier, Augusta, Rockbridge, and Botetourt, and then and there proceed to let to the lowest bidder, the opening a waggon road at least thirty feet wide; from the town of Lewisburg in Greenbrier, to the lower falls of the Great Kanawa, to be finished and completed fit for the use of waggons, within two years, taking bond and good security, in a sufficient penalty, from the undertakers, payable to the said commissioners, for the due execution of the said work, in the terny aforesaid. The said undertakers shall bave power to contract with any person or persons, inhabitants of the said county of Greenbrier, for personal labour, or supplies of money, or any thing that may be necessary in aid of the said work, and shall give certificates to the person or persons so contributing, to the amount of whatever they have furnished; wbicb certificate when countersigned by one or more of the said commissioners, the sheriff of the said county of Greenbrier shall receive in payment for the taxes due from the holder thereof; and the sherifi shall be allowed a credit for all such certificates by him received, at the treasury in the settlement of his accounts for the arrears of taxes due from his county.
III. Prorided always, and be it further enacted, That the said commissioners shall furnish the auditors of public accounts with a transcript of their book of accounts, before any certificates shall be allowed the sheriff in the settlement of his accounts, and no certificate shall be ailowed unless the same is countersigned by one or more of the said commissioners, and entered in the transcript sent by the said commissioners to the auditors of public accounts. All proceedings against the sheriff of the said county of Greenbrier, respecting the said arrears of taxes (except as bereaster excepted) sliall be suspended until the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight. Every person in the said county of Greenbrier, failing to contribute so much to the opening of the said road as will be sufficient to discharge luis arrears of taxes, on or before the first day of January next, it shall and may be lawful for the sheriff of the said county of Greenbrier to collect and distrain for the same, and pay the amount thereof.co the said commissioners within two months thereafter, and on failure so to do, the said commis. sioners may recover the said amount by motion in the VOL. XII.
court of the said county of Greenbrier; provided the
of Rockbridge to the county of Bo-
1. WHEREAS the boundary line between the counties of Rockbridge and Botetourt has been lately extended, whereby inconveniencies have arisen to a part of the inhabitants of the said county of Rock
bridge: For remedy whereof, Part of the county of
me II. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That all Rockbridge that part of the said county of Rockbridge lying west added to Bo• of the top of the Camp-mountain, shall henceforth be tetourt.
added to and taken as part of the said county of Bote- . tourt. Provided always, That it shall be lawful for the sheriff of the said county of Rockbridge, to collect and make distress for any public dues or officers fees, which shall remain unpaid by the inhabitants of that part of the said county hereby added to the said county of Botetourt, and shall be accountable for the same in like manner as if this act had not been made..
An act to revive an act, intituled, An
act to appoint commissioners to
state and seitle the losses sustained by the burning the warehouses at Rocky Ridge. 1. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed in the Act appoint. year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, in- ing commis. tituled “ An act to appoint commissioners to state and siorers to set
tle losses on settle the losses sustained by the burning the warehouses at Rocky Ridge," hath expired, and it is expedient buint ai Roc. and necessary that the same should be revived: ky Ridge II. Be it therefore enacted, That the act, intituled
The shoot inriculad warehouses,
revived. "An act to appoint commissioners to state and settle the losses sustained by the burning the warehouses at Rocky Ridge,” shall be revived, and continue and be io force, from and after the passing of this act, until the first day of May next, and no longer.
An act for keeping certain roads in
1. WHEREAS the public roads leading from the provision for porth-western parts of this state, to the towns of Alex- keeping in andria and Colchester, in the county of Fairfax, by repair, the
roads from means of the great number of waggons which use the ihe north. same, are rendered impassible, and the ordinary meth- western parts od of keeping them in repair as at present by law es- of the state. tablished, is not only insufficient, but exceedingly bur
enly our exceedingly our a and Col. thensome to those who are employed therein: For re- chester. medy whereof,
JI. Be it enacted, That George Gilpin, Charles Litile, Francis Peyton, Samuel Love, Israel Thompson,
Thoinas llart, William Brady, John Smith, and George Noble, gentlemen, be, and they are hereby appointed, commissioners of llie aforesaid roads; and the said comissioners, or a major part of them, or such person or persons as they shall appoint, may set up and erect, or cause to be set up and erected, one or more
gates or turnpikes across the roads, or any of them, Turnpike leading into the town of Alexandria, from Snigger's gates.
and Vestal's gaps, within five miles of said town, and the tolls and duties following shall be paid and received, before any of the things on which the same are herein after imposed shall be permitted to pass througlı the said gates or turnpikes, or either of them, that is to
say: For every coach or other four wheeled riding carTolls
riage and the driver thereof, one shilling and three pence; for every two wheeled chaise or chair and the driver thereof, eight-pence; for every loaded waggon and the driver thereof, one shilling; for every loaded cart and the driver thereof, six-pence; for every waggon not loaded and the driver thereas, one shilling; for every empty cart and the drives thereof, six-pence. No person shall be liable or compelled to pay any of the before mentioned tolls or duties on any article on which they are imposed, in returning from the aforesaid town of Alexandria, who paid the toll or duty thereon in coming to the said town. Every carriage shall be exempt from the payment of the lolls and duties hereby impoşed, for the term of one year, which shall be entered with the person appointed to collect the tolls hereby imposed, and obtaining a licence therefor from him; which licence shall not be granted until the owner of such carriage, or some other person in his behall, shall pay to the collector of the tolls for. every coach or other four wheeled riding carriage so entered, the sum of forty shillings; for every two wheeled chaise or chair, the sum of twenty shillings; for every waggon, the sum of forty shillings; for every cart the sum of twenty shillings. And the said commissioners, or a major part of them, shall and may nominate and appoint some fit person or persons to receive the tolls or duties aforesaid and to see that the gates and turnpikes are duly repaired and amended, and from time in time remove such persons as they shall see occasion, and appoint others, in case of death, or such removal; and the person or persons so an
pointed to receive the tolls or duties aforesaid, shall account before the said commissioners, or such of them as shall be appoiuted by a majority of them, in the months of April and October yearly, or oftener is required, upon oath, for the monies which they shall have received by virtue of this act; and the commissioners shall and may, out of the money arising as aforesaid, make allowance to such persons by them to be appointed as aforesaid, for their care and trouble in the execution of their office, as to them shall seem proper; always taking bond, with good and sufficient security, from the persons appointed, for the due and faithful execution of their office, and rendering such account. And in case any such collector shall refuse 10 account, or pay the whole duties by him received, it shall and may be lawful for the said trustees, upon motion made to the county court, to demand judgment against such collector for all duties or tolls wherewith he shall be chargeable by this act; and such court may give judgment, and award execution thereupon, against such collector and his securities, provided they have ten days previous notice,
III. And be it further enacted, That the money a- Appropria. rising from the tolls and duties hereby imposed, shall ation of tolls, by the said commissioners be applied towards defray, ing the expences of clearing and keeping in repair the roads leading from Snigger's and Vestal's gaps to Alexandria, and also from George-town to Alexandria. And the better to enable the said commissioners immediately to set about repairing the said roads, and to erect gates or turnpikes thereon,
IV. Be it enacted, That from and after the passing Levice nove. of this act, it shall and may be lawful for the county ble by coun. courts of Fairfax, Loudoun, Berkeley, and Frederick, ties of Fairrespectively, and they are hereby authorized and re
Berkeley and quired, to levy and assess upon the owners of proper. Frederick, iy living within their several countjes, for three years for repairing next ensuing, the following sums annually, that is to roads. say: On the inhabitants of Fairfax county, the sum of sixty pounds; of Loudoun, the sum of sixiy pounds; of Berkeley, the sum of sixty pounds; of Frederick, the sum of sixty pounds; to be paid by such persons, in proportion to their property assessed under the revenue law; which said several sums shall be collected in the same manner as the levies in those counties are col