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Deed of ces to them by the laws of Virginia. That all the lands sion.

within the territory so ceded to the United States, and Lands ceded not reserved for, or appropriated to, any of the beforeto be a com- mentioned purposes, or disposed of in bounties to the mon fund for officers and soldiers of the American army, shall be the United

considered as a common fund for the use and benefit States.

of such of the United States as have become, or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said states, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide dis

posed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purThree dele. gates to dr

pose whatsoever. Provided, that the trust hereby represent.

posed in the delegates of this state, shall not be execuied unless three of them at least are present in

congress. AND WHEREAS, the said general assembly, by their resolution of June sixth, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, had constituted and appointed us, the said Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Hardy, Arthur Lee, and James Monroe, delegates to represent the said commonwealth in congress for one year, from the first

Monday in November then next following, which resoDelegates lution remains in fall force: Now, THEREFORE, KNOW convey the territory

YE, that we, the said Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Hardy, Arthur Lee, and James Monroe, by virtue of the power and authority committed to us by the act of the said general assembly of Virginia, before recited, and in the name, and for and on behalf, of the said commonwealth, do, by these presents, convey, transfer, assign, and make over, unto the United states, in congress assembled, for the benefit of the said states, Virginia inclusive, all right, title and claim, as well of soil as of jurisdiction, which the said commonwealth hath to the territory or tract of country within the limits of the Virginia charter, situate, lying, and being, to the northwest of the river Ohio, to and for the uses and purposes and on the conditions of the said recited act. In testimony whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed our seals, in congress, the first day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, and of the independence of the United States the eighth.

(L. S.

TH. JEFFERSON, (L. S.) Dəed of ces-


(L. S.)

(L. S.) Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of



the United States have caused their Great Seal to be affixed to this exemplification. WITNESS, Charles Thomson, esquire, their secretary and keeper of their Great Seal.


[From the original, in the clerk's office of the house of delegates, among the governor's communication of 1784.]






record 150. Restriction as to
Slave Aberdeen, for his long and proof of wills and deeds 156.

faithful services, at the lead - Common seal, how affixed,
mives, emancipated 309. and its authenticity 156. Court

day altered 158. Jurisdiction
Commissioners appointed to set of court of hustings 314.
tle accounts between this state

and United States, anthorised Duty of commissioners of land
to summon witnesses 33.

tax, in cases of alievations or
ACTS OF ASSEMBLY. partition 143. Lists to be furs
Tax on private acts of assembly nished 143.

ADAMS, ROBERT JR. Penalty for administering oath
Indemnified for assisting to sup of allegiance to an alien ene-

press a conspiracy against the my, or British subject 138.
state 134.

ADMINISTRÁTION. Militia to furnish themselves with
Tax on granis of administration 478. A quantity to be im-
378, 439.

Corporation of authorised to im- Estate of Samuel Gist, a British

pose a wharfage tax 44. Wa subject, vested in Mary An-
ter street and Union street 10 derson, his daughter and only
be extended 44. Court of child 54.
hustiugs to have exclusive

power of licensing taverns 50: Vestry of parish of Antrim, in

- Ordinary keepers incapable Halifax, dissolved, and a new
of acting as judges of court vestry to be elected 73. Fur-
of hustings 51:Court of ther time allowed to elect ves-
hustings declared a court of try 112. Authorised to sell

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ported 494

Vou. !.

vided 494. If imported, te
come from France 494.

their glebe, and purchase a
new one 404.

Tax on 378, 439.

See Taxes.
Appropriation of revenue 12.-
Land tax appropriated 247:
Slave tax 247. All other tax-
es 248. Tonnage duty 249.
Acts for appropriating the
public revenue amended and
reduced into one act 433.-
Appropriation of the land tax
433: Of the slave tax 433. Of
the poll-tax and tax on person-
al properly 434. Of the duties
on goods imported, and tobac-
co exported 435. Of tax on
patents 436.

Arms and accoutrements belong-

ing to the state to be delivered
up to commandants of regi-
ments 132. Proclamation for
that purpose 132. Penalty on
those who detain them 132,-
County lieutenants to return
an account of arms received
132. Penalty 132. Saving as
to arms placed on frontiers
132. Cavalry, how armed
173. Militia in counties most
exposed, and in Williamsburg
and Norfolk, to be armed 174.
Arms, how disposed of 174.
-Fines for failing to return
arms 174.

Militia, how arm-
ed 478, 479. Arms not lia-
ble to execution or distress
493. Ir lost in service, not
10 be paid for, unless Inser
killed or disabled 493. Arms
and accoutrements to be pre-

Three thousand troops for con-

tinental army to be raised 14.
Counties to be divided into
classes 15. . If not enlisted for
three years or the war, to be
drafted for three years 15.-
Recruits, how disposed of 17,
Officers of the line to receive
recruits 17. Bounty, pay and
emoluments 17. Quakers and
menonists, how exempted from
personal service 18. Express-
es, how procured 18. Fines
for delinquencies 19. Surplus
of funds, in a class, how dis-
posed of 19. Furnishing a
recruit exempts the class 19.
Counties failing to furnish the
former.quotas, to be reported
to the general assembly 19.-
Returns or officers resigned,
to be made 20.
vide more effectual funds for
the redemption of certificates
granted officers and soldiers
81. Injunctions or pleas to
stay sales of escheated proper-
ty to be expedited 81. Frau-
dulent conveyances by British
subjects 81. Payment of Bri-
tish debts into the treasury re-
vived 82.

Creditors may at-
tach 82. Sale of forfeited es,
tates 82. Officers and soldiers
to pass their accounts upon
oath 83. Guard against fur-
ther depreciation 83. Officers
and soldiers to give in their
land claims 83. How their
land warrants are to be obtain-

Act to pro-

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