Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

CHAP. XXXVII.*
An act to authorize the election of cer.

tain Vestries.

1. WHEREAS the members of the Protestant E- Vestries of piscopal Church, residing in many parishes within this Protestant

* Episcopal commonwealth, have been prevented from carrying in- church, when to execution an act for incorporating the Protestant elected. Episcopal Church within the period therein limited for the election of vestries, occasioned by the said law not having been sufficiently promulgated, so as to enable the members of the said church to proceed in the execution thereof:

11. BE it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That elections for vestrymen, in manper prescribed by the said recited act, shall be held in all such parishes on Monday in next Easter-week, if fair, if not, on the next fair day. And the said vestries, when elected and qualified, shall have the same powers and authority, and be subject to the like rules and regulations, as 0ther vestries within this commonwealth are by the said act entitled to, governed by, and vested with.

CHAP, XXXVIII.*

An act to prevent distress being made

by the sheriffs of this commonwealth
for the taxes due for the present
year, until March next, and ad.
mitting facilities in payment there.

[ocr errors]

1. WHEREAS by an act of assembly, intituled Distress for "An act to discharge the people of this commonwealth suspended.

certain taxes, from the payment of one half of the revenue tax for the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five,” the

* Chapters XXXVII and XXXVIII are repeated in the original.

several sheriffs and collectors of taxes are authorized to distrain for the payment of the other half of the tax for the said year, ou the first day of September last past; and whereas it appears to this assembly, that many of the citizens of this state have been hitherto unable to make payment thereof, and that it is requisite and necessary to give further time for the payment of so much of the same as may not be at present col. lected:

II. Be it therefore enacted, That the several sherifits and collectors may continue, notwithstanding the commission of such sheriffs or collectors may have expired, to collect the same, but shall not make distress for any part thereof from the passing of this act, until the first day of March next; and the several sheriffs and collectors of the said half tax, shall pay the same into the public treasury, on or before the first day of May; and in default of such payment, shall be liable to judgment, with interest, costs, and damages, according to law, on motion to be made by the solicitor, or other person appointed for that purpose, at the additional session of the general court in the month of June next, or at any session subsequent to such delinquency; ten days previous notice being given of such motion. And whereas it further appears, that the time heretofore appointed for the collection of the revenues of this state, under the act, intituled “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,” commences at a period too early in the season to give the people proper opportunity of making sale of the produce of their lands at the full value thereof: For remedy whereof,

III. Be it enacted, That the collection of the reve• nues of this state, arising under the said recited act,

except so much as respects the half tax for the year Collection of seventeen hundred and eighty-five, shall commence on taxes, when the first day of November in each year; and the seveto commence ral sheriffs and collectors of taxes, may distrain for the

same on the first day of January thereafter, and shall make payment thereof into the public treasury, on or before the first day of April annually; and in default of such payment, shall be liable to a judgment, with interest, costs, and damages, according to law, on motion to be made by the solicitor-general, or other

uuv

es re.

person appointed for that purpose, at any session of the general court, subsequent to such failure; ten days previous notice being given of such motion.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and Esecu may be lawful for the governor, with advice of coun- may direct cil, to direct the solicitor-general to suspend execution solicitor gen.

hona eral to sus. upon any judgment which hath heretofore been obtained, or wbich hereafier may be obtained against any cutions a. delinquent sheriff or collector, or any other person gainst shewhatsoever, for public monies in their hands, for any

any riff's; and may

remit dama time that may to him, with advice aforesaid, seem rea- ges. sonable; and also, with the advice aforesaid, to remit the whole or any part of the interest or damages arising on such judgment.

V. And be it further enacted, That any person Facilities chargeable with any part of the half tax for the year ceivable in seventeen hundred and eighty-five, may in addition to taxes. the warrants heretofore admitted by law in payment of the revenue tas, pay the whole or any part thereof in warrants granted, or to be hereafter granted by the Warrants of

this state. auditors of public accounts, for interest due on the loanoffice certificates of this state. And whereas the United States in congress assembled, have, by their act of September the twenty-sevenih, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, made a requisition on the several states in the union, for certain sums therein specified for the services of the current year, and for the discharge of one year's interest on the foreign and domestic debt; and have by the said act, declared that the several legislatures may so model the collection of the sums called for, that one third of any sum being paid in actual money, the other two-thirds may be discharged by the interest due upon loan-office certificates, and upon other certificates of the liquidated debts of the United States;

VI. Be it therefore enacted, That it shall and may U. Slates be lawful for any person chargeable with any part of

certificates; the half tax, for the year seventeen hundred and eighty- or interest five, to make payment of any part not exceeding two- warrants is. thirds thereof, in certificates issued, or to be hereafter sued thereon; issued, by John Hopkins, esq. commissioner of the ied debts of continental loan office in this state, sor interest due up- U. States, on loan office certificates, or upon other certificates of the liquidated debts of the United States (or in case of the death, removal from office, or disability of the

office

taxes.

said John Hopkins, by such other person as may be appointed commissioner thereof, to be notified by proclamation of the governor.) And the several sheriffs or collectors, shall be allowed a discount with the treasurer, in their settlement of the said half tax, for all such certificates so by them received; provided such certificates do not amount to more than two-thirds of the sum by such sheriff or collector received in pay

ment of the half tax aforesaid. How sheriffs VII. And be it further enacted, That every sheriff to verify the or collector of the said half tax, who shall collect any identical cer- ot the said continental interest certificates, shall before tificates re: ceived for

he shall be admitted to make payment of any of the said certificates into the public treasury, exhibit an account on oath, before the court of the county or corporation where such collection shall be made, stating the amount of such certificates by him received in payment of the said hall tax, and the names of the persons who have paid the same; which account shall be entered of record, and an attested copy thereof delivered to the said sheriff or collector, to be by him delivered to the auditors of public accounts, previous to his settlement with them, or payment of any of the said interest certificates into the public treasury, and the auditors shall thereupon grant a warrant for the payment of all interest certificates which shall appear by such attested account to have been actually and bona fide received by such sheriff or collector in payment of the said half tax; provided always that such interest certificates shall not exceed two-thirds of the amount of the sum with which such sheriff or collector is chargeable. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect the collection of the taxes for the county of Rockingham, for the years one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, and one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, so as to require the payment thereof sooner than prescribed by an act of the present session, intituled “An act concerning the taxes due in the county of Rockinghain, for the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four,” but the said act shall be in as full force as if this act had never been made: And so much of every other act, as comes within the purview of this act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

CHAP. XXXIX.
An act for the sale of certain public

lands. I. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the Public lands public lands lying in the counties of York and Eliza

| Elizabeth Cia beth City, except a point of land in the last mentioned ty, except county, called Point-Comfort, shall be, and they are Point.Com. hereby vested in Joseph Prentis, Richard Cary, juis. fort,

sold. Wilson Cary, Miles King, Worlich Westwood, and Nathaniel Nelson, gentlemen, commissioners, who, or a majority of them, are hereby authorized and required, to make sale of the same in manner and on conditions

Mode & terms herein after prescribed. The said commissioners shall

of sale. give previous notice of such sale, at least sixty days, in the Virginia Gazette, and dispose of the said lands by public auction, on the premises, to the highest bidder, on the day appointed, if fair, and if not, the next fair day, payable in ready money, or officers or soldiers certificates, as to the commissioners may appear niost expedient, previously agreeing among themselves, and publishing to the bidders the par al which certificates will be received in lieu of specie. Upon receipt of the Conveyances full consideration for the sale of the said lands, the said to purchasers commissioners, or a majority of them, shall execute conveyances for the same to the purchasers in fee, and pay the money, or certificates, as the case may be, into the public treasury, deducting thereout two per cent. for the trouble of the said commissioners, or such of them as may execute this act.

II. And be it further enacted, That the said com- Arrears of missioners, or a majority of them, shall be, and they rent, how re.

coverable. are hereby authorized and empowered, to sue for and recover all arrears of rent now due from the persons to whom any of the said lands may have been let, and shall account for the same in the like manner, and be entitled to the same commission for their trouble, as is herein before allowed for receiving the purchase money for the said lands.

VOL. XI.

« AnteriorContinuar »