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List of Governors of Virginia, during the pe

riod comprised in this volume.

BEVERLEY RANDOLPH, Esq. who was elected governor Beverley Ranin December 1788, continued until December 1791, dolph, Esq.

Henry Lee, when Henry LEE, Esq. was elected.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY,

Begun and held at the Capitol in the City Beverley Ran.

of Richmond, on Monday the nineteenth Governor. of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and in the fourteenth year of the Commonwealth.

CHAP. I.

An act reducing the reward to apprehenders of

horse-stealers.

(Passed the 30th of October, 1789.) Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Former acts so much of an act intituled "An act for preventing losses giving refrom drivers passing with horses and cattle through this wards to apColony, and for laying a duty on horses imported, and horse-stealers the more effectual preventing horse-stealing,” as gives a repealed. reward to any person who shall apprehend or take a horse-stealer; and also the whole of the act, intituled “An act to increase the reward for apprehending horsestealers, and for other purposes therein mentioned,” shall be and are hereby repealed.

Sect. 2. And whosoever shall obtain from any Dis- Reward to ap. trict Court, a certificate, under the act, intituled " An prehenders of act to encourage the apprehending of horse-stealers," horse-stealer. shall receive the reward of five pounds and no more.

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CHAP. II.

An act to continue the act, intituled An act

authorising the treasurer to receive specie into the public treasury by weight.

(Passed the 12th of November, 1789.) Act authoris BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That the act, ing Treasurer intituled “ An act authorising the treasurer to receive cie by weight, specie into the public treasury by weight,” which will continued. expire at the end of the present session, shall continue

and be in force, from and after the expiration thereof for three years, and from thence, until the end of the next session of Assembly.

CHAP. III.

An act to amend the acts for appointing com

missioners to liquidate and sellle the expences incurred in two expeditions, carried on from the Kentuckey district, against the neighbouring Indians, and for other purposes.

(Passed the 12th of November, 1789.) Preamble. Sect. 1. WHEREAS it hath been represented to the

present General Assembly, that the certificates which have been issued by the commissioners appointed under the acts of Assembly, “For appointing commissioners to liquidate and settle the expences incurred in two expeditions, carried on from the Kentuckey district, against the neighbouring Indians, and for other purposes," are payable in discharge of the tax on law process and alienations, and also in discharge of the tax on tobacco accruing within the district of Kentuckey: for prevention

whereof in future; Taxes on law Sect. 2. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That process, alien- from and after the passing of this act, the tax on law proations and to

cess and alienations, and also the tax on tobacco retuckey to be ceivable within the district of Kentuckey, shall be paid paid in specie and accounted for in specie only; any law to the cononly.

trary notwithstanding

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