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person or persons upon the best terms that can be obtained, for repairing and keeping in repair the road over the Blue Ridge, at the pass called Swift-run, as far as Page's ordinary, in the county of Orange.
Sect. 2. The person or persons undertaking the said road, shall enter into bond with sufficient security, payable to the justices of the said court, and their successors, in double the sum the same is undertaken for, with condition for the due and faithful performance of the said agreement.
Sect. 3. The expence of repairing and keeping in The expence repair the said road, shall annually during the terın afore- thereof, how
to be defray said, be levied by the court ou the tithable persons in the ed. said county, to be collected and accounted for in like manner as prescribed by law, for collecting and accounting for parish and county levies; Provided always, that such levy shall pot annually exceed the sum of one hundred pounds.
An act appointing trustees of the town of Fin
castle, in the county of Botetourt.
(Passed the 14th of November, 1789.) WHEREAS it is represented that the trustees of the Preamble, town of Fincastle, in the county of Botetourt, are either dead or removed out of the county; Be it therefore en- Certain per: acted by the General Assembly, thai James Breckenridge, sons appoint
ed trustees ; Patrick Lockhart, George Hancock, Henry Bowyer, Robert Harvey, Matthew Harvey and Philip Speckard, gentlemen, shall be and they are hereby constituted trus tees of the said town of Fincastle, and vested wi h the Their power same power and authority, as if they had been particu• and duty. larly nominated and appointed in the act for establishing the said town.
An act to authorize the Common Hall of the
town of Petersburg, to impose a duty on vessels coming to or using the public wharfs, and for other purposes.
(Passed the 17th of December, 1789.) Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That as doubts have arisen respecting the right of the Common Hall of the town of Petersburg, to levy a tax of more than one hundred pounds on the people thereof without the consent of the electors, agreeable to an act intituled "An act to amend the act intituled an act for incorpo
rating the town of Petersburg, and for other surposes, Common-Hall therefore to prevent such doubts in future, Be it enacted, not to raise that the Common Hall shall not lay any greater tax in more than
any one year than the sum of one hundred pounds. 1001. per year,
Sect. 2. And whereas it is represented that fire-enUnless for the gines are absolutely necessary for the town, Be it further urchase of
enacted, that the Common Hall of the said town shall fire-engines. have power to raise by a tax the sum of three hundred
pounds, for the purpose of repairing and purchasing fireengines, but not more than one moiety shall be raised in
any one year, over and above the one hundred pounds. May receive Sect. 3. And be it further enacted, That it shall and tolls from ves- may be lawful for the Common Hall of the town of Pesels using the tersburg, to levy and collect a reasonable tax or duty public wharf;
upon all vessels coming to or using the public wharf, already erected between Coffee-House street and the small bridge towards Blandford.
Secr. 4. And whereas a considerable sum of money has been advanced by the public for the purpose of
erecting a wharf at Rocket's landing, and it is reasonCommon-Hall
able that vessels using the same should pay a compensaof Richmond tion for the use thereof: Be it therefore enacted, that the to levy tolls Common Hall of the city of Richmond be, and they are from vessels hereby empowered and required to levy a reasonable toll using the pub. lic wharf,
on ali vessels using the aforesaid wharf, except such as unless em are specially employed in shipping tobacco, and to allow ployed in
the harbour master, or such other person as the Comshipping tobacco;
mon Hall may appoint, such salary as in their opinion
shall be adequate to his trouble for collecting the tolls aforesaid, and the person so appointed, after deducting Money arising his salary, shall upon oath account for and pay into the there from, treasury on or before the first day of October in every how to be ap
plied. year, the overplus of the tolls by him collected.
An act empowering the trustees of the town of
Lexington, in the county of Fayette, to sell a part of the public lot in the said town, for the purpose of erecting thereon a house of worship
(Passed the 4th of December, 1789.) Sect. 1. WHEREAS by the act for establishing the Preamble, town of Lexington in the county of Fayette, a lot of land within the said town was reserved for public use, and it has been represented by the inhabitants of the said county, that the dimensions of the said lot exceed what is necessary for the purposes intended by the said act: Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, that Public lot in the said lot shall be divided by a line beginning on the Lexington to
be divided; Main street, six poles from the west corner, and thence across the said lot a north-east course: and that the part Part thereof thereof lying north-west of the said line, shall be set to be set apart apart for the particular purpose of erecting thereon a house of wore house of divine worship; and the trustees of the said ship; town are hereby authorised and empowered to sell the same to the highest bidder at public vendue, for the purpose aforesaid, giving previous notice in the Kentuckey Gazette, of the time and place of such sale; and what. And to be sold ever denomination of Christians shall become the legal to any denopurchasers thereof, the said trustees are hereby also dimination of
Christians; rected to make or cause to be made a deed or deeds, so as to convey the title thereof 10 the said purchasers and their successors for ever.
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That the money Purchase moarising from the sale thereof, be applied towards the ney how to be building a market-house in the said town.
An act granting further time to the possessors
of lots in the towns of Clarksburg, Morgan's Town, Harrodsburg and Louisville, for building thereon.
(Passed the 4th of December, 1789.) Preamble, WHEREAS it is represented that the hostilities of
the Indian tribes and other causes, bave prevented, or will prevent many of the possessors of lots in the town of Clarksburg, in the county of Harrison; of Morgan's Town, in the county of Monongalia; of Harrodsburg, in the county of Mercer; and of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson, from building thereon, in pursuance of the
acts by which the said towns were established; Be it Further time enacted by the General Assembly, that every possessor of allowed the
a lot in any of the said towns, shall be allowed the farpossessors of lots to im
space of three years, after the day limited by law prove them. sball expire for building thereon, conformably to the acts
for establishing the said towns respectively.
An act to empower the Mayor and Common
alty of the town of Fredericksburg, to lease parts of certain lots therein.
(Passed the 4th of December, 1789.) Corporation
BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That it shall authorised to be lawful for the mayor and commonally of the town of lease parts of Fredericksburg, and they are hereby empowered to lease certain lots.
for three lives or twenty-one years, or any lesser estate
therein, such unimproved parts of the Market-house lots Rents, how to as to them shall seem most proper, and apply the rents be applied. arising therefrom for the benefit of the corporation.
An act to authorise the trustees of Randolph
Academy, to raise a sum of money by Lottery.
(Passed the 12th of November, 1789.) BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That it shall Trustees to be lawful for the trustees of Randolph Academy, and raise a sum of they are hereby empowered to raise, by way of lottery, tery;
money by lot. a sum of money, not exceeding one thousand pounds, io How to be apbe by them applied to the use of the said Academy.
An act to establish a town in each of the counties of Madison, Albemarle and Bourbon.
(Passed the 9th of December, 1789.) Sect. 1. BE it enacted by the General Assembly, That Towns of Milfifty acres of land adjoining the courthouse in the county
ford, in Madi
son county i of Madisoo, the property of Samuel Estill, and the se. Milton, in Âlpresentatives of Joha Esiill, deceased, shall be, and they bemarle; and are hereby vested in Green Clay, John Miller, William Hopewell, in Irvine, Archibald Woods, James Barnett, George Ad Bourbon, esams, Michael M Neeley, James French and Robert Rhodes, gentlemen, trustees, to be by them, or a majority of them, laid off into lots of half an acre each with convenient streets, and established a town by the name of Milford.
Sect. 2. And that one hundred acres of land, the property of Bennett Henderson, lying on Rivanna river, at the place called he Shallows, in the county of Albemarle, shall be and they are hereby vested in Wilson Cary Nicholas, Francis Walker, Edward Carter, Charles Lilburn Lewis, William Clark, Howel Lewis and Edward Moore, gentlemen, trustees, to be by them, or a majority of them laid off into lots of half an acre each with convenient streets, and established a town by the name of Milton.