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CHAP. 3.–An ACT to amend and re-enact section forty of chapter one

hundred and fifty-four of the Code of Virginia, edition of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, in relation to corporation judges not able to hold courts—who to hold them.

$ 40, ch. 154, Code 1873, amended

Approved January 3, 1877. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section forty of chapter one hundred and fifty-four of the Code of Virginia, edition of eighteen hundred and seventythree, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows :

“$ 40. If any judge of a corporation court be unable or fail to attend a regular term of his court, or be prevented from sitting during the whole term, or be so situated, in respect to any cause pending in said court, as, in his opinion, to make it improper for him to try it, any other judge of a corporation court may bold said court, either for the whole term or any part thereof."

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 4.-An ACT to authorize the auditor of public accounts to issue

a duplicate warrant on the treasury to R. F. Moss, in lieu of a warrant lost or stolen.

Approved January 3, 1877. Recital of issue

Whereas, on the seventeenth day of November, eighteen and loss of audi- hundred and seventy-six, the auditor of public accounts issued urer's warrants his warrant on the treasury, in favor of R. F. Moss, sheriff of

Louisa county, for the sum of twenty-four dollars and seventyfive cents, for expenses incurred in conveying a prisoner from Louisa county to the penitentiary, and the treasurer gave his check, on the back of said warrant, on the Union bank of Richmond, for said sum, payable to bearer, and whereas said warrant was lost or stolen before reaching the bank, and bas

never been paid; therefore, Auditor direct- 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the auditor ed to issue du: of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized and required

to issue a duplicate warrant on the treasury, in lieu of said give his check

lost warrant, in favor of R. F. Moss, for the sum of twentyfour dollars and seventy-five cents, and that the treasurer be

required to give his check on the back of said duplicate warProviso rant for said amount: provided, that said duplicate warrant

shall not be issued unless and until said R. F. Moss shall file with the auditor of public accounts bond, with surety to be approved by said auditor, payable to the commonwealth of Virginia, in a sum at least double the amount of the warrant to be issued, and conditioned to secure the State against any loss which may accrue from said lost warrant's coming to the

hands of a bona fide holder. Commencement

2. This act sball be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 5.–An ACT to amend and re-enact section three of an act enti

tled an act to incorporate the Clarke County Co-operative Mercantile Company, approved March 17, 1876.

Approved January 3, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That $3 of act of

March 17, 1876, section three of an act approved March seventeenth, eighteen amended hundred and seventy-six, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 3. The officers of the company shall be a presideat and two directors from each grange, secretary and treasurer-the secretary to be one of the directors; and the principal place of business of said company is to be in the town of Berryville, Clarke county, Virginia. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 6.—JOINT RESOLUTION returning thanks to W. W. Cor

coran, Esq., of Washington city, for his munificent gift to the University of Virginia.

Approved January 3, 1877. The general assembly of Virginia having learned that W. Resolution of W. Corcoran, Esquire, of Washington city, after many acts

thanks of kindness to citizens of the state, and of liberality to her public institutions, has recently given a large sum to her cbief seat of learning; and baving observed with admiration the conduct of one who has shown the capacity to acquire wealth without injustice, to possess it without ostentation, and to dispepse it with no other object than the benefit of bis fellow-man, gratefully acknowledge his right to fellowship with those whom the commonwealth has deemed worthy of an enduring place in her annals, as examples to be honored and imitated by her people; therefore,

Resolved by the House of Delegates (the Senate concur- To be entered ring), That it be entered of record on the journals of the on Journals general assembly, that W. W. Corcoran, Esquire, of the city of Washington, bas entitled himself to the tbanks of the commonwealth' by his munificent gift to the University of Virginia.

Resolved, That his excellency the governor, be requested Governor to to transmit to Mr. Corcoran a copy of this preamble and re- transmit copy solution, engrossed on parchment.

CHAP. 7.–An ACT to amend and re-enact section seventeen of an act

entitled an act providing a charter for the city of Norfolk, in force March 16th, 1871.

Approved January 3, 1877.

$ 17 of act of 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That section serMarch 16, 1871, enteen of an act entitled an act providing a charter for the

city of Norfolk, in force March sixteen, eighteon hundred and seventy-one, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

$ 17. A majority of the members of the council shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. But on all ordinances or resolutions appropriating money, imposing taxes, or authorizing the borrowing of money, the yeas and nays shall be entered on the journals; and no such ordinance or resolution shall be passed except by a vote of two-thirds of the members of the councils. No vote shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting, unless at such special meeting there be present as large a number of members as were

present when such voto was taken. Commencement 2. This act sball be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 8.-An ACT to authorize the sale of Saint John's Episcopal

church at the Old Big-Lick, or town of Gainesborough, in the county of Roanoke, directing the reinvestment of the proceeds of such sale, and to empower the vestry of the church to borrow money.

Approved January 3, 1877.

Preamble Whereas it is represented to the general'assembly that the

congregation and vestry of Saint Jobn's Episcopal church at the Old Big-Lick, or town of Gainesborough, in the county of Roanoke, are desirous of selling said church with the rectory thereto attached for the purpose of erecting a new church in the incorporated town of Big-Lick, in said county, and an advantageous sale has already been made of said property, but an enabling act is necessary to confirm such sale and to authorize a proper conveyance to the purchasers; and whereas it is also represented that it may become necessary for the vestry to borrow money with which to complete the new church, and to secure the repayment thereof by a mort

gage upon the church and the lot upon which it stands; Sale of church 1. Be it therefore enacted, That the sale made by the vestry and rectory at of the church and rectory, as to the Old Big-Lick, is hereby

, by vestry of St. ratified and confirmed in accordance with all the terms, stipchurch, ratified ulations, and covenants of the contract of sale, and the

proceeds to be invested in said new cburch. Trustees to 2. That whenever the terms of such sale have been fully make convey. complied with to the satisfaction of the vestry, it shall be the

duty of the trustees of said old church and rectory, or the ance with spe

cial warranty survivors of them, as soon as requested so to do by tbe vestry, to convey said property by sufficient deed with special warranty to the purchaser or purchasers thereof.

3. In the event that the terms of said sale are not per- Authorized to formed by the purchasers, and they refuse to take the pro- non-performperty, or any part of it, then and in that event the said trus- ance by pur

cbaser tees, or the survivors of them, shall have full power and authority to resell the whole or any part thereof, and convey the title thereto with special warranty: provided, bowever, that such resale and conveyance shall not be made without the consent and approval of the vestry of the church evidenced in writing.

4. Should it be found necessary to borrow money to com- Vestry authorplete the new church in the incorporated town of Big-Lick, money, and the vestry of the church are hereby autborized to do so at a trustees to exe

cute mortgages rate of interest not exceeding eight per centum, and the trustees of the church or the survivors of them shall immediately, upon the request and direction of the vestry, execute and deliver a proper mortgage or trust deed upon the church and lot on which it stands, to secure the repayment of the money so borrowed, in accordance with the terms of the contract. 5. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 9.–An ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of the county

of Clarke to issue new bonds for one hundred thousand dollars in lieu of those heretofore issued by said board for the subscription of said board to the capital stock of the Shenandoah Valley railroad company.

Approved January 3, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Board of superthe board of supervisors of the county of Clarke be and it is viours of Clarke hereby authorized to issue new bonds for the sum of one ized to issue hundred thousand dollars, in lieu of those heretofore issued lieu of others by the said board for the subscription of the said county to heretofore isthe capital stock of the Shenandoah Valley railroad company; scription to said new bonds to be issued of such denominations as said

Valley railroad board may see fit, and upon such conditions as may be agreed company on by said board and said railroad company: provided, however, the terms of the original subscription shall be observed and incorporated in the bonds to be issued under this act. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 10.-An ACT to amend the thirty-fourth section of chapter two

hundred and two, Code of 1873, as amended by an act entitled "an act to amend the thirty-fourth section of chapter two hundred and two, Code of 1873, wită reference to the trial of felonies, approved January 26th, 1874.”

Approved January 11, 1877.

Ch. 12, Sess. 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Acts 1874, amended

the twelfth chapter of the Session-Acts of eighteen hundred and seventy-four, entitled an act to amend the thirty-fourth section of chapter two hundred and two, Code of eighteen hundred and seventy-three, with reference to the trial of fel

onies, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows: Person charged § 34. Every person charged with felony, and held for trial with felony held in any court, shall be forever discharged from prosecution for three regular the offence, if, in a circuit court, there be three regular terms terms of a circuit court, or of such court; and if in a county or corporation court, there six of a county be six regular terms of such court after he is so held without court, to be dis- a trial; unless the failure to try bim was caused by his incharged

sanity, or by the witnesses for the commonwealth being enExceptions ticed or kept away, or prevented from attending by sickness

or inevitable accident, or by a continuance granted on the motion of the accused, or by reason of his escaping from jail or failing to appear according to his recognizance, or of the

inability of a jury to agree in their verdict. Commencement 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 11.-An ACT to amend and re-enact sections two and five of an

act to provide for the working of roads in the counties of Shenandoah, Page and Rockingham.

Approved January 11, 1877.

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16 2 and 5, act 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That 1876, amended sections two and five of an act to provide for the working of

roads in the counties of Shenandoah, Page and Rockingham, approved February seventeenth, eighteen hundred and sev. enty-six, be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

§ 2. That for each magisterial district in the counties of signers provided Shenandoab, Pago and Rockingbam, there is hereby created of Shenandoah, and established a board, consisting of the supervisor, a comPage, and Rock ingham missioner of roads, and one of the justices of the peace of said Jurisdiction district, wbich board sball have exclusive control, as herein

after provided, of the roads, bridges, and ferries within the Application of limits of said district. And all taxes levied for road purposes road levies

and for building and repairing bridges shall be expended in said magisterial district, except as bereinafter provided.

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