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An act for establishing several new ferries, and
for erecting a Toll-Bridge.
(Passed the 11th of December, 1789.) Public ferries
Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That established,
public ferries shall be constantly kept at the following places, and the rates for passing the same as followeth,
that is to say: from the lands of Charles Buck, in the across the ri.
county of Frederick, across the north fork of Shenandoah vers Shenan. doah, river, at the mouth of Passage creek, to the land of Isaac
Hite, on the opposite shore, the price for a man threepence three farthings, and for a horse the same: from the Jand of Thomas Buck, across the north fork of Shenandoah river, to the lands of George Harden & Rowley Smith, the price for a man three-pence three farthings,
and for a horse the same: from the lands of Wilson CaFluvanna, ry Nicholas, in the county of Albemarle, across Fluvan
na river, lo the land of John Hardy, on the opposite shore, in the county of Buckingham, the price for a man
three-pence, and for a borse the same: from the land of Meherrin, John Harper, in the county of Mecklenburg, across Me
herrin river, to his land on the opposite shore in the county of Lunenburg, the price for a man two-pence, and for a horse the same: from the lands of John Flin, in the
county of Halifax, across Staunton river, to the lands of Staunton,
Thomas Hoards on the opposite shore, in the county of Charlotte, near the confluence of Dan and Staunton, the price for a man three-pence, and for a horse the same:
from the lands of Isaac Williams, in the county of HarOhio,
rison, across Ohio river, above and below the mouth of Muskingum, the price for a man six-pence, and for a
horse the same: from the land of Josiah Pricket, in the and Mononga- county of Monongalia, across Monongahela river, to the hela and
opposite shore, the price for a man three-pence, and for
a horse the same: from the land of Samuel Morton, in Big Sandy, the county of Mouongalia, across Big Sandy Creek, to
the land of John Conner, sen. on the opposite shore, the price for a man three-pence, and for a horse the same:
from the land of Robert Maxwell, in the county of Ranand Leading dolph, across Leading Creek, to the land of Jonas Friend, creeks, on the opposite shore, the price for a man three-pence,
and for a horse the same: and from the land of Luther Martin, in the county of Hampshire, across Patowmack and Patowriver, at the confluence of the north and south branches mack river, thereof, to the opposite shore in the state of Maryland, and the rates the price for a man four-pence, and for a horse the same. the same; And for the transportation of wheel carriages, tobacco, cattle and other beasts, at the places aforesaid, the ferry keepers, except the said John Harper, may demand and take the following rates, that is to say: for every coach, chariot or waggon, and the driver thereof, the same as for six horses; for every cart or four wheel chaise and the driver thereof, the same as for four horses; for every two wheel chaise or chair, the same as for two horses; for every hogshead of tobacco, as for one horse; for every head of neat cattle as for one horse; for every sheep, goat or lamb, one fifth part of the ferriage for one horse; and for every hog, one fourth part of the ferriage for one horse; and no more. The ferry keeper at Harper's ferry may demand and take for the transportation of every waggon, chariot, or other four wheel carriage and the driver thereof, one shilling; for every cart or two wheel carriage six-pence; for every hogshead of tobacco and the team and driver thereof, six pence; for every head of neat cattle, one penny, and for every sheep, hog or goat, one halfpenny:
Sect. 2. If the ferry keeper at any of the said places Penalty on shall presume to demand or receive, from any person or ferry keeper persons, greater rates than are hereby allowed, for the more than the carriage or ferriage of any thing, he shall for every such rate, offence, forfeit and pay to the party grieved, the ferriages demanded or received, and ten shillings, to be recovered how to be rewith costs, before a justice of peace of the county where covered. such offence shall be committed.
Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall be Toll-bridge to lawful for the said John Harper to erect a bridge across
be erected Meberrin river, from his land in the county of Mecklen- rin river,
across Meher. burg, to his land on the opposite shore, as near as may be to the ferry bereby established across the said river from bis said land; and to demand and receive the same toll rates for passa and rates for the passage of any person or thing, as is ing the same. allowed by this act at his said ferry.
An act to appropriate the Public Revenue.
(Passed the 15th of December, 1789.)
became due on the first day of November one thousand
heretofore constituting the aggregate fund.
warrants still unpaid, which by the act of the last session thereon;
intitled “An act to amend the several laws for appro-
the said aggregate fund Facilities re
Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That all warrants
act constitute the aggregate fund, together with all war-
tute the said aggregate fund.
in aid of the said sinking fund. Appropria Sect. 5. And be it further enacted, That the taxes tion of taxes which became
which became due on ihe first day of November one
thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, and all branches due 1st Noof revenue arising between that day and the first day of vember 1788, November one thousand seven hundred and eighty.nine, between that shall continue as before appropriated, and to the warrants day and 1st issued in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty. November nine, for the services of the scouts and rangers,' and be
1789. dischargeable, collected and accounted for in the same maoner as directed by the aforesaid act:
Sect. 6. Provided that no warrants to foreign credi. Certain war- : tors, other than those issued, under the apportionments of rants to one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, one thousand tors, not re
foreign crediseven hundred and eighty-six, or, one thousand seven ceivable in · hundred and eighty-seven, shall be received in discharge discharge of
of the impost now due, nor be entitled to any dividend of due or to be. money collected therefor, nor shall any warrant whatso- come due. ever issued after the thirty-first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, be received in discharge of such impost, unless the bond for the same shall become due after that date. Sect. 7. And be it further enacted, That the taxes Appropriation
of taxes which which became due on the first day of November one
became due thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, and all branches 1st November of revenue arising between that day and the first day of 1789, and arisNovember one thousand seven hundred and ninety, ex
that day and cept the tax of six shillings per hogshead on tobacco, 1st November shall be appropriated as follows, that is to say, the taxes 1790. arising on law process, recording of wills and deeds, the tax on the seal of the Commonwealth and from the register's office, which shall be specie only, shall be appropriated to the payment of the salaries and allowances to the judges of ihe superior courts; and if the same shall prove insufficient, the treasurer shall make good the deficiency out of some other funds.
SECT. 8. The money arising under the act intituled "An act imposing new taxes,” shall be appropriated 10 the payment of the wages and salaries of the members and officers of the General Assembly, and civil government; all surplusage in the said appropriations, together with all the other branches of revenue, which became due on the first day of November one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine, or which shall arise between that day and the first of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety, except the tax of six shillings per hogshead on tobacco, shall be charged with the payment of the warrants for interest on military certificates be
coming due after the thirty-first day of December one thousand seven hundred and eighty-nine; also with the payment of the warrants issued after the aforesaid period for the contingent purposes of government, so as not to exceed the sum of five thousand pounds: also with the payment of the warrants for the interest becoming due after said period on the loan-office debt, and the paper money funded of this state; also with the payment of the warrants, issued after the aforesaid period for expences attending criminal prosecutions, except for guards in the several courties and corporations; to apprehenders of horse-stealers ; to persons intitled to compensation for slaves executed; on account of the states shares in the Potowmack and James river companies; for the post at the point of Fork; for the lunatic hospital; for pensions heretofore granted and remaining unpaid; and for the wages and salaries of the members and officers of the
General Assembly and civil government. Warrants re Sect. 9. All warrants so chargeable on the last menceivable in
tioned taxes, together with those of like description, discharge thereof,
which have been issued for former years, shall be receivable in discharge of any of the said taxes; and the several sheriffs and collectors upon payment thereof into
the treasury, shall have credit for the same. Provided those collect- that nothing herein contained shall be construed to afed by the
fect the taxes payable by the clerks of courts, which clerks of courts except- taxes shall be paid in specie only, the tax on their own ed.
fees excepted. Executive to Sect. 10. And be it further enacted, That is the funds direct the
by this act assigned, for paying the judges and other oftreasurer to borrow money
ficers of civil government, warrants issued for the Point from other of Fork, the lunatic hospital, and the shares in the Pafunds in case towmack and James river companies, should not be proof a deficiency ductive early enough for these purposes, it shall be lawplied to cer
ful for the executive to direct the treasurer to borrow as tain purposes. much money as shall be so deficient out of any other
funds, and to replace the same as soon as possible. Sheriff's con.
Sect. 11. And be it further enacted, That the services ducting elections of the
of the several sheriffs in this Commonwealth in the elecelectors of the tions of electors to vote for a president of the United President, to States in January last, for which no allowance hath been be paid for their services;
made, shall be paid for in the same manner, as was directed in the case of elections of representatives to Congress, and the auditor is hereby directed to issue war. rents for the said services accordingly, which warrants
in those ap