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OEITERAL ASSEMBLY

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Begun and held at the Public Build

ings in the City of Richmond, on Harrison, Monday the twenty-first day of Octo. nor. ber, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty. two, and in the seventh year of the commonwealth.

CHAP. 1.*

(Ch. XCVI in original.)

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An act concerning the certificates is-Ch20. Rev.

sued to the officers and soldiers of the Virginia line.

See Oct. 1780, c. 27.

1. WHEREAS it is just that the officers and sol. Interest on diers of the Virginia lines on continental and state es, military cer.

tificates, blishment should annually receive interest upon the ao when and mount of the certificates which have been or may be is, how to be sued to them for pay and depreciation, until such cer- paid. tificates shall be fully paid and redeemed: Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That the treasurer for the time being shall, and he is hereby directed and required to pay annually, as the ame shall become due, to the holder thereof, an interest of six per centum upon the amount of every certificate so as a

* In the original the chapters are numbered progressively from the end of the last session, although the paging commen:

But, as in the Chancellors' Revisal, the chapters commence with number 1, and the sections are differently ar. ranged, in many instances, from the original, I shall conform to the Chancellors' Rorisal, in this publication, for the convenience of reference.

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VOL. XI.

foresaid issued to the said officers and soldiers, the amount of which interest shall be ascertained by the auditors of public accounts, and commence the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eightytwo, endorsing on every such certificate at the time of paymect the sam paid for interest, and taking a receipt for the same.

And as a farther relief to the said offiCertificates receivable cers and soldiers, it shall be lawful for them to discharge in tases of their public taxes with the said certificates in manner officers and soldiers.

following, that is to say: the amount of such officers or soldiers tax shall be indorsed by the sheriff or collector on the back of the said certificate, passing his receipt at the saine time to the said officer or soldier for the amount thereof, expressing that the same is by indorsement on such certificate, and taking from the said officer or soldier a certificate of the same, to be transmitted by such sheriff or collector to the auditors of public accounts, who are hereby directed to issue warrants to the amount thereof, charging the same to each respective officer or soldier, to be deducted annually out of the principal due to such officer or soldier.

il. And whereas William Brown, of the county of Provision for Fairfax, acted as surgeon to the second Virginia regidoctor Wil. liam Brown,

ment raised by this state in the year one thousand sein pay and ven hundred and seventy-five, until some time in the depreciation year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, when

he was appointed by congress physician to the general hospital, and acted in that capacity, as well as assistant director and physician general and surgeon general, until the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, when he resigned the said appointments; And whereas no provision is made by law for settling the pay and depreciation of the said William Brown, who is moreover excluded from the bounty in lands allowed by law to surgeons and chaplains, by accepting the said appointments and not continuing regimental surgeon for the term of three years: For remedy whereof, Be it enacted, That the auditors of public accounts shall settle the pay and depreciation of the said William Brown, for his services aforesaid, and issue certificates for the balance in the same manner and upon the like proof as is prescribed in the case of officers and soldiers.

III. And be it further enacted, That the said WilLandbou

lian Brown shall be entitled to the bounty of lands ak

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lowed by law to surgeons of regiments raised under authority of this state, IV. And be it further enacted, That so much of an . Restriction

in 188uing act intituled, " An act for providing more effectual

certificates funds for the redemption of certificates granted the of- repealed. ficers and soldiers raised by this state," as directs the auditors of public accounts to issue for the present, certificates for the one third part only of the several balances which may appear due to the respective officers and soldiers, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

V. And be it further enacted, That every officer and Oatli to pre soldier availing or meaning to avail himself of the right vent paying hereby granted of discharging his public taxes in the taxes ut o: said certificates, shall, at the time of giving in a list of

certificates, his property or of paying his taxes for the same, make oath before any justice of the peace, or other proper person or persons authorized by law to adininister such oath, that no part of such property has been conveyed to or received by him with a view of providing thereby for the payment of the taxes thereof in the said certificates; a copy of which said oath, attested under the hand of the person or persons who shall have administered the same, shall be produced by the said officer or soldier to the sheriff or collector, at the time of payment of his said taxes. Provided always, That where any officer or soldier shall be absent on actual duty, it shall be lawful for the attorney or agent of such absent officer or soldier to make oath in the manger herein before directed for his principal.

(Ch. XCVII in original.]

CHAP. IT.

An act to continue the act intituled

An act to ascertain the number of people within this commonwealth.

1. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed at the Act for tak. ing the cen. last session, intituled, " An act to ascertain the number 8!! f Virgi. of people within this commonwealth,” will expire at nia, for her the end of the present session of assembly, and it is excontinued.

pedient and necessary that the same should be continued:

11. Be it therefore enacted, That the act intituled, "An act to ascertain the number of people within this commonwealth," shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof, until the end of the next session of assembly, and no longer.

(Chapter XCVIII in original.)

CHAP. II.

p. 171.)

(Chan. Rev. An act to continue the act intituled,

An act to empower the judges of the general court to superintend and regulate the public jail.

See October 1779, ch. 19.

Act empow. I. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed in the ering judges of general year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, court to su. intituled, “ An act to empower the judges of the geneperintend. & ral court to superintend and regulate the public jail," public jail will expire on the first day of January next, and it is further con. expedient and pecessary that the same should be continued.

tinued: 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 con;

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