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JOURNALS
of the

House

of Burgesses
of Virginia

1770 1772

THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA


RIVERSIDE

The Houfe

of Burgeffes

of Virginia

Five Hundred Copies

Printed from Type.

No..^

JOURNALS
of the
n)i^/oOi>-^o^

House

of

Burgesses
of

VIRGINIA
1770-1772

Edited by

JOHN PENDLETON KENNEDY

RICHMOND, Virginia MCMVI

J^7

CONTENTS
Preface
Burgesses
Prorogations

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vii

.3,

113, 143

115, 145
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Journal 1770
Journal 1771 Journal 1772
Index

119
153

319

Library Board
Virginia State Library

ARMISTEAD
CHARLES
S. S. P.

C.

GORDON,

Chairman.

V.

MEREDITH

PATTESON

JOHN W. FISHBURNE

THEODORE

S.

GARNETT

THEMay

Houfe of Burgeffes of Virginia, from Monday 21'* 1770, to Thurfday 28* of June of the fame year, is bound with the November feffion of 1769, and bears the following title " Journal November
original Journal of the
;

In printing this Journal the Public Printer continued the 1769, May pagination of the 1769 feffion, which contains one hundred and fixty pages, the paging of the 1770 feffion commencing with one htmdred and fixty -one and extending to two
1770. "

hundred and seventy-one.

Library, one in the Library of Congrefs,

Three copies of this Journal are now in the Virginia State and one in poffeffion of the Philadelphia Library

Company.
of July 1771, and extending fame month, was originally botmd with the printed " Journals 1769 to 1772. " It contains twenty four pages inclufive of half title which heads page one. There is one copy of this Journal in the Virginia State Library. The feffion of 1772 met after feveral prorogations, on Monday the 12"" day of February, and adjourned on Saturday the i I'l^ of April following. This Journal is paged confecutively from one to one hundred and fixty-four, and, like the two preceding In addition to Journals, is bound under the following title "Journals 1769 to 1772." the two copies of this printed Journal in the Virginia State Library, another copy is to

The Journal

of the feffion beginning

Thurfday the

11*''

to Saturday the 20"' of the

be found in the Library

of Congrefs.

in 1770, that George the Third

The large trade carried on by the Colonies with the Indians reached fuch proportions determined to leave its future management to the feveral Aff emblies. Prior to that time the trade had not been regulated, and the refults were not Adling upon inftrudlions received from Great fatiffactory to either of the Colonies.
Britain, the various Legiflatures proceeded to conform with the intentions of the Crown, and adopted refolutions appointing commiffioners to meet with thofe of the neighboring Colonies, to perfedl a fyftem by which the queftion could be effedlually
fettled.

John Penn, Governor of Pennfylvania, in his communication to Governor Botetourt upon this fubjedt, called attention to the fact that commiffioners had already been appointed in New York and Pennfylvania, and urged that no time be loft in efifedling
fimilar

appointments

in Virginia:

Philadelphia'^

S'l*

March, 1770.

My

Lord,

His Majefty having thought proper to commit the future management of the Indian Trade to the feveral Colonies, I beg leave to acquaint your Lord'', that the Legiflatures of New York and this Province have, in order to conform themfelves to His Majefty '5 gracious intentions, refpedively paffed laws for appointing Commif" to meet with thofe who may be appointed by the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree on a general plan for the Regulation of that Trade. But as the
good piirpofes of
Bancroft Tranfcripts
this defign

cannot be effedually anfwered without the concurrence


of

Library of Congrefs.

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Govern" concerned therein, I thought it neceffary to take the earlieft opportunity of requefting you will recommend it to your Affembly to adopt the fame meafure, and to co-operate unth the other Colonies in promoting the fuccefs of a
of all the

matter fo effential to the tranquility and profperity of the whole. Governor Golden informs me that he fhall lofe no time in communicating this

propofal
fubjed.

to the

Gov' of Quebec, and I am now writing to Gov' Eden on the fame I have the honor to be Your Lord*"'' moft obedient humble fervant,

JOHN PENN.
His ExceW"
the

R' Hon''''

Lord Botetourt.

Replying to this communication, Governor Botetourt announced his intention of laying the matter before the next Affembly, at which time he would communicate
their decifion;

Williamfburg^
/ have received your Excellcys Affembly paffed by your Province,
to
letter

dated

March

5""

together with

March, 1770. an A<3

of

entitled:

"An Ad

for appointing

Commiff"

meet with Ccnnmiffioners who are or

may

be appointed by the Legiflatures of

Neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree on a general plan for the regulation I will lay them both before the Affembly of this Dominof the Indian Trade." ion, when they meet in May next, and will report their determinations as immeI have the honour to be diately as poffible. Your Excellency 's very obedient humble fervant
the

BOTETOURT.
John Perm, Governor
of

Pennfylvania

The matter
extenfion of the

of trade with the Indians

was foon overfhadowed by the queftion of

Weftem boundary, which

attradled fo

much

attention, both in Virginia

and England, as to prevent,

for the time being, a difcuffion of the inter-colonial affairs.

The queftion

was firft difcuffed in 1769, at which time a memorial to the King, fetting forth the advantages to be derived by an acceffion of territory, was prefented to Governor Botetourt, and forwarded by his diredlion to Lord
of this particular purchafe

Hillfbcfrough.

In this extended Memorial of Wednefday, December 13, 1769, attention

was

called

to the fadl that John Stuart, Superintendent of thelndian Affairs in the Southern Depart-

ment, had propofed a fomewhat limited acquifition of Indian lands, which, in the judgment of the Affembly, would not meet the requirements of the Colony. The bounds' as propofed by this officer extended from the " interfedlion of Holfton '5 River, a Point, which would terminate the Line dividing this Colony from North Carolina to the Mouth of the Great Kanhaway. The Burgeffes reprefented that this line, as propofed, would be about "Two'Himdred Miles in Length, and muft pafs through a Country abounding with high and rugged Moimtains, extremely difficult and Dangerous of Accefs, and interfedled by many

water Courfes." They further reported that, in "eftablifhing this Line, the great Part of the valuable Country lying on the Ohio, below the Mouth of the Great Kanhaway, which had recently been ceded to the Crown by Northern Indians would be separated from other royal Poffeffions in that SeAion, and that it would be impoffible to eftablifb fettlements in that fertile and extenfive country."

To

his

~ExcelUnc;
's

the Right

Honourable forborne. Baron de Botetourt.

his Majefty
of the

Lieutenant and Governor General, and


of Vlralitla.

Commander in

Chief

Colony and Dominion

and Vice Admiral

of the fame.

My

Lord J,

We his Majefty 's moft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, having agreeable to our former Affurances, maturely and deliberately conjidered your Excellency 's Speech beg Leave to renew our unfeigned Thanks for his Majefty 's
kind
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13, 1769.

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kind Attention
the Right

to the Inter efts of this Colony, in fo readily approving the Report of Honourable the Board of Trade and Plantations, in Favour of a more extended Boundary to the Weftward. We are perfuaded that his Majefty 's fole Motive for fo doing arofe front his moft gracious Inclination to promote the Security and Happinefs of his dutiful Subjects; but permit us, my Lord, with all Humility and Deference to his Royal Wifdom, by an humble Memorial, to exprefs our Ap-

prehenfions that his Majefty hath not yet been

made properly and

fully acquainted

with the true Situation of our Frontiers; and fuffer us to intreat your Lordfhip, that you will be pleafed to lay before our Royal Sovereign a more perfed State of the
Matter, and endeavor
enlarging
its

to

Boundary, as

procure for this Colony fuch farther Indulgencies, in to his Majefty, in his great Wifdom, may feem juft

and

our Parts, we do affure your Excellency, that we fhall, at all Times, be ready and willing chearfully to comply with every Requifition in our Power,
right.

On

that

may

tend to promote the

Honour and Dignity

of his

Majefty 's Crown,

the

Extenfion of his Dominions, and the true Interefts of this Colony. But, if, unfortunately for this Colony, his Majefty hath already taken his

ulti-

mate Refolution to confine his Subjeds to the Line propofed by your Excellency, we muft humbly acquiefce, and will furnifh the Two Thoufand Five Hundred Pounds Sterling, according to the Eftimate you have been pleafed to communicate to us. And the faid Memorial is as followeth, viz.

The

MEMORIAL
Reprefents,

of

the

HOUSE

of

BURGESSES,

Humbly

That your Memorialifts having paid the earlieft Attention to your Lordfhip' Speech at the Opening of this Seffion, have taken under their moft ferious Confiderit which relates to the Report of the Right Honand Plantations to his Majefty, refpeding the Extenfion of the Boundary of this Colony to the Weftward; and as your Memorialifts are extremely folicitous on all Occafions, to ftand fair in the Royal Opinion of their moft gracious Sovereign, they humbly prefume to lay before your Excellency their

ation that very interefting Part of

ourable the Board of Trade

Reafons for not immediately complying with his Majefty' s Requifition, communicated to them by your Lordfhip in fuch very polite and engaging Terms.
Senfible as your Memorialifts are of the

many
his

fignal

Advantages which would


Colonies, they fhould

redound as well

to his

Majefty as
to their

to feveral of

American

think themfelves blind

Duty and

Interefts if they did not receive, with all

his Majefty

Thankfulnefs, your Lordfhip' s Information of the Benefits intended to them by 's gracious Approval of a more extended Boundary, than had been pro-

pofed by the Superintendent of Indian Affairs in the Southern Department; but they flatter themfelves that a Revifion of the Subjed, if his Majefty would once more
be pleafed to condefcend to take
it

his Majefty that his moft gracious


the

under his Princely Confideration, would convince Purpofe cannot be anfwered by eftablifhing
to

Line propofed. Your Memorialifts beg Leave

obferve that the faid Line, if extended from

HoKton's River, the Point, which would terminate the Line dividing this Colony from North CaroHna to the Mouth of the Great Kanhaway, would be near Two Hundred Miles in Length, and muft pafs through a Country abounding with high and rugged Mountains, extremely difficult and dangerous of Accefs, and interfeded by many Water Courfes; that the prefent Pofture of Indian Affairs would make a ftrong Guard of armed Men neceffary for the Protedion of thofe who might be commiffioned to run fuch a Line, as it muft neceffarily pafs through a Country uninhabited, and through which thofe Indians who feem at
the Interfedion of

prefent moft inclined to Hoftilities, do frequently take their Routs;

That by eftablifhing fuch Line, a great Part


lying on the Ohio, below the

of that

moft valuable Country,


lately ceded to his

Mouth

of the great

Kanhaway,

Majefty by the Northern Indians, would be feparated and divided from the Britifh Territory, on the upper Part of Holf ton's River, the great Kanhaway, and the Ohio, which your Memorialifts humbly conceive muft greatly impede, and may
totally prevent the Settlement of that fertile

and

extenfive Country, which,

from

its

Situation

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Situation and
beneficial

many

Commerce

natural Advantages, would open the faireft Profped of a very to our Mother Country, by fecuring to his Majefty's Subjects

a new and exienfive Trade with the fever al Tribes of Weftern Indians, which has hitherto been almoft engroffed by the Subjeds of France and by this Means many Indian Nations, heretofore living at Enmity with our moft gracious Sovereign and
;

his Subfeds, might be

made

friendly

and ufefid in extending

the

Trade and Navifaid Line,


to his

gation of Great-Britain.

That your Memorialifts have the greateft Reafon


if

to fear that the

confirmed, would conftantly open to the Indians

and

others,

Enemies

Maj-

efiy,

a free and eafy Ingrefs

River,

and

the

Heart of the Country, on the Ohio, Holfton 's great Kanhaway, whereby the Settlements, which may be attempted
to the

in thofe Quarters, mil, in


of

all

Probability be utterly deftroyed,


,

Country, from the

Moidh

of the

Kanhaway

to the

and that great Extent Mouth of the Cherokee River,


to his

extending Eaftward as far as the Laurel Hills, fo very lately ceded

Majefty,

which no Tribe of Indians, at prefent, fets up any Pretenfions, will be entirely abandoned to the Cherokees; in Confequence of which Claims totally deftrudive of the true Interefts of his Majefty, may, at fome future Time arife, and

and

to

Acquifitions juftly ranked amongft the moft valuable of the late war, be altogether
loft.

Your Memorialifts further


fixed

beg Leave to reprefent to your Lordfhip, that Lands,


to the

which have been granted by Patents regularly obtained, according

known and

and entirely loft to the Prowho were authorized by Law, and encouraged by the Royal Inftrudion of his late Majefty to his Governor, to explore and fettle this new Country at the Rifque of their Lives, and at a great Expence. Your Memorialifts, from thefe weighty Ccm federations, have been induced to extend their Views, and do humbly offer, as their Opinions, that a Line beginning
difmembered from
prietors,
allotted to the Indians,

Rules of this Government, this Colony,

if the

faid Line were

to

take Place, would be entirely

Weftern Termination of the North-Carolina Line, a>id running thence in a due Weft Diredion to the River Ohio, may be accomplifhed at a much lefs Expence than the other Line propofed; that the Extenfion of fuch a Line is neceffary for the
at the

Safety and Advantage of his Majefty


the Increafe of his

's

Subjeds, and that

it

would tend greatly

to

Navigation

of

Majefty's Revenue, and to the Promotion of the Trade and the Weftern Part of this Dominion, if a Pur chafe were made of the

Cherokee Indians of all their Lands, which fuch due Weftern Line would include; efpecially if his Majefty would be gracioufiy pleafed, in his Royal Wifdom, to difcourage all Monopolies of thofe Lands, and ftrengthen our Barrier, by granting them, in fmall or moderate Quantities, to fuch Adventurers as might incline to feat and fettle the fame.

Your Memorialifts,
the

for the better Illuftration of the foregoing Obfervations,

beg Leave to lay before your Excellency as

Country as they at prefent are able Matter to your Excellency 's Judgment.

to

procure,

exad and perfed a Plan of that Part of and humbly fubmit the whole

From
prefume

fuch Reprefentation as your Excellency

may

think

fit

to

make, we

to flatter

ourfelves that his Majefty will be gracioufiy pleafed to order a

Sufpenfion of any other Line that may affed the very numerous Settlements of his Subjeds to the Eaftward of that now propofed, till the Matter is reconfidered, and
fully

and

clearly

under ftood.
1769,

On December
Houfe
S.

iS**-,

of Burgeffes concerning the

Lord Botetourt enclofed a copy of the Memorial of the boundary line, to John Stuart, then at Charles Town,

C:
Williamfburg' Dec. i8'*'i769.
Sir

have inclofed copies of an Addrefs and Memorial from the Houfe of Burgeffes by which you will perceive that they have agreed to the Requifition I have had the
I

honour
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to make to them by command from the King, but at the fame time that they pray for a more extended Boundary than that you have recommended, and intreat that I will again implore His Majefty to reconfider the merits of their humble Petition. In confequence of that their defire I have wrote the Earl of Hillf borough

honour

and

earneftly folicited that they

may

be indulged to the extent of their wifhes.

have likewife acquainted him that I have intreated you not to take a ftep towards running any line until you fhall have had frefh inftrudions from His Lordfhip. It remains that I beg your affiftance towards compleating this great work, but
fhould you deem giving that affiftance inconfiftent with your duty, fhall be obliged to you for your reafons why this Colony may not be allowed to purchafe from the

Indians a moft defirable country, which would in time add very greatly I have the honour to be Sir of His Majefty 's Quit-Rents. Your very obedient humble Servant

to the

value

BOTETOURT.
M'
Stuart Superintendent of Indian Affairs.
in detail for his
13'*"

Replying to this communication, Stuart fet forth his reafons


line,

propofed
1769,

and

called attention to the Earl of Hillfborough's letter' of the

of

May

which alluded to the report of the Board of Trade, concerning boundaries, and had been approved by the Crown
Charles Town^, 1^ January, 1770.

My

Lord
/

December with the addrefs Houfe of Burgeffes of the Colony of Virginia, praying for a greater extent of Boundary than that pointed out in the report of the Right Honourable the Board of Trade and direded by His Majefty to be ratified, and marked, as fignified by the Earl of Hillfborough, in his letter of ij"" May, 1769. / must beg your Lordfhip will be perfwaded that in negotiating a Boundary Line between the Indian Nations and the different Provinces, I have been folely actuated by principles of duty in conforming as nearly as poffible to His Majefty 's ideas and orders, fo fully and clearly expreffed in his additional inftrudions to all his Governors in 1761, by his Royal Proclamation of 7 0(5tober 1763, and by
with your Excellency s
letter of 18"*

am honoured

and memorial

of the

his orders relative to the report of his

Board

of

Trade, contained in the Earl of

Hillfborough 's letter 0/15 April 1768, which evince his moft gracious purpofe of proteding and rendering ftrid juftice to the Indians, thereby to remove their jealoufies and apprehenfions, which our encroachments on their Hunting Grounds too well juftified, and from which that diffatiffadion and hoftile difpofition which
proved fo expenfive and deftru^ive to His Majefty' s fubjeds, principally arofe. I am therefore extremely mortified, when from thefe confiderations my reafoning on the fubjed of a more extended Boundary muft differ from that of fo refpedable

a body as the Houfe of Burgeffes of the Dominion of Virginia whofe views and wifhes I can have no motive to obftrud or oppofe, except what arifes from an earneft defire faithfully to difcharge the truft repofed in me. I beg your Lordfhip 's permiffion to reprefent that from the knowledge of the
difpofition of the Indian tribes within the Southern Diftrid, which

Superintendent has enabled


confent to give

me to acquire,

my office of am perfwaded the Cherokees unll never

your Affembly's memorial, becaufe A continuation of the Line dividing your Colony and North Carolina, Firft. from the point where it interfeds HoKten 's River, in a due Weftern courfe can never touch the Ohio, but will run within lefs than fixty miles of the Cherokee towns,
the territory pointed at in
,

up

and

Cherokee River a little below Chuola or the Chickafaw landing. Second. Said Line would cut off from the Cherokees and Chickafaws their only valuable Hunting Grounds, it being a fad well known, that they always hunt
fall

upon

the

at

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their villages for

at the diftance of one or two the -fcarcity of deer

hundred miles from


which
the

an obvious

reafon,

near the dwellings of a nation of Hunters.


the diftrefs
the lofs of their

Cherokees and Chickafaws would cerHunting Grounds, the fettlement of thefe tainly be fubjeded to by lands by adventurers from your Colony, who are likewife hunters and in other refpeds difagreeable to the Indians, would prove an infurmountable obftacle. These difficultys, my Lord, would operate immediately with the Cherokees and Chickafaws; but the jealoufies and apprehenfions of every Tribe on the Continent, efpecially of thofe within this Diftrid, woidd be again revived by fuch an extenfion of territory, altho they are almoft effaced by His Majefty 's having moft gracioufly direded to fettle and mark diftind Boundaries; and in whatever manner the Ceffion pointed at in the Memorial might be obtained from the Cherokees, there is the greateft reafon to apprehend that it woidd be produdive of a general rupture with,
Third.

Be fides

'

and coalition of, all the Tribes on the Continent; for however Indians may quarrel amongft themfelves, yet an encroachment on the lands of any Nation becomes a and attrads the attention of the whole. Nation, confifting of four thoufand gun men have lately complained Creek The to me of Settlement being made by emigrants from Virginia on the unceded lands on the Miffiffipi, the Chickafaws and Choctaws are more immediately affeded by At this very time there are fuch fettlements, and alfo exprefs their uneafinefs. in the Creek Nation, Deputies from the Shawnefe, Delawares and other Northern Tribes, accompanied by fome Cherokees, endeavouring to form a general confederThe acy on the principle of defending their lands from our daily encroachments. principal Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation fent me the enclofed meffage in July laft, and immediately afterwards Ouconnaftotah the principal leader fet out with 30 canoes of armed men, to reconnoitre the fettlements on Holften's River, and fee how far your inhabitants had extended beyond the line agreed upon by treaty in November 1768. Thefe circumftances appear to be worthy your Excellency's attention, and I hope will ferve to evince the propriety of my declining to recommend the propofed extenfion: and here permit me my Lord to exprefs my great farrow
caufe,
for being obliged to refufe

common

my affiftance,
o Boundary

of whatever weight

it

may

be,

in obtaining

for the Colony of Virginia

to the extent of their to his

wifhes.

My fentiments
me
relative to
it,

on the propofal I fhall candidly fubmit

Majefty 's Minifters, and be extremely


think proper to give

happy in carrying whatever


into execution.

orders they

may

it for the good of His Majefty 's fervice to from your Colony from fettling beyond the Line already agreed upon, untill His Majefty 's ultimate orders can be received. From the fuppofition in the Memorial that the Line therein propofed would fall upon the Ohio, / muft conclude the plan referred to, to be erroneous, for the Dimfion Line between Virginia and North Carolina appears by the Map to be in 36" 30". the Cherokee Towns are fitiiated between 35'' and 35" 40"*. / inclofe your Lordfhip my bill on his Excellency Gen' Gage for the amount of the Bill of Expences contraded by diredion of M' Cameron; and I have the honour to be with the greateft refped My Lord Your Excellency' s moft obedient and moft humble fervant

I hope your Lordfhip will think

reftrain adventurers

JOHN STUART.
His
Excell'^ the R' Hon*'''
I

Lord Botetourt.
to

P. S.

have chofen rather

fend

my

bill

upon

my

Agent
j,t,

at

New York

for the

amount

of the Bill of expences above

mentioned being
of the

York

currency, which

will certainly be paid duly.

The abftrad

Additional Inftrudion and Proc-

lamation

I feiui

merely

to

fave your Lordfhip the trouble of looking for the original.

Replying to this commtanication, on February 8*' following Lord Botetourt ftated to M' Stuart that he entirely agreed with the objedlions outlined by him, fo far as the acquifition of territory without the confent of the Indians was concerned. He flattered
himfelf

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would be convinced of the neceffity of the colony would render their Affembly meeting on May 21^*, refult. The affKtance in bringing about a fatiffadlory Indian affairs, and on the the Governor laid before them certain papers bearing upon
himfelf, however, that his Majefty's fervants

acquiring fuch territory, and he trufted that

all officers of

30"" of

May

the

Weftem boundary,

following prefented for their confideration other papers appertaining to including letters from John Stuart, Superintendent of the South-

ern Department.

Thefe papers were referred to a Committee, and on Friday the is"" day of June In reaching following, a refolution concerning the boundary line was agreed upon. this conclufion it was neceffary for the Burgelfes to recede from their former pofition.
This they determined to do, owing to the conftant menace to frontier interefts refusing from the difquietude of the Indians
:

/?e/b/wd,'That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that

it

may be extremely

Dangerous to the unhappy People who may Settle beyond the Lines fixed on by the Superintendent of Indian Aflfairs as Limits between the Cherokees and this Colony, to Delay any longer entering upon a Negotiation for a more extenfive Boundary, which his Majefty has approved of, and that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, to defire that he would immediately take fuch Steps as were neceffary for entering upon a Treaty with the Cherokees, for the Lands lying within a Line to be run from a Place where the North Carolina Line terminates, in a due Weft direcflion, imtil it interfedls Holftein River, and from thence to the Mouth of the Great Kanhaway, and that he will be Pleafed when a Ceffion of thefe Lands fhould be obtained, to proceed to Mark and to Eftablifh that Boundary.

Lord Botetourt immediately communicated a copy of the refolution of the Affembly him to enter into an early treaty with the Cherokees, in order to fecure as foon as poffible a fixed boimdary between their poffeffions and thofe of the Colony of Virginia:
to M"' Stuart, urging

Williamfhurg'
Sir

21 June, 1770.

indofed Addrefs of the Houfe of Burgeffes, His Majefty's gracious permiffion and your letter of the third of Auguft 1769, / earneftly intreat that you do immediately enter upon a treaty with the Cherokees in

Being authorized by

the

as soon as poffible, for this dominion, a ceffion of thofe lands to which His Majefty has been pleafed to confent, upon conditions which have been
order
to obtain,

agreed to by the Legifiature of this Country.

I muft likewife beg that you fend

fums

of

money which

will be

me an account of the feveral goods and wanted for compleating this great work, fpecifying as

and manner in which you would wifh to have them paid; as alfo what affiftance you will want from hence in running the Line, when it fhall have been agreed to, with the exad You may depend upon the greateft punduality in time when it will be wanted. The whole expence muft come within the ;^2SOo the courfe of this tranfadion.
near as

may

be the expence of each particular fervice; with the time

Stirling,

eftimate.

this Government in confequence of your own The higher the favings the more we fhall be obliged to you. I congratulate you on your being appointed a Counfellor Extraordinary of the Dominion and Colony of Virginia: will fend by i" opportunity a copy of this letter to the Earl of Hillfborough, and have the honour to be, Sir Your very obedient humble Serv'.

which have been granted by

BOTETOURT.
Hon. J" Stuart Efq.
Superintendent for Indian Affairs.

Ading
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xiv ]

under inftrudlions from Governor Botetourt, Stuart, who was then at Charles Toum, replied- under date of Jtdy 12"' that a convention of the Cherokee Chiefs would be held at Lochabar on the 5"^ of 0(So5^r following, and that the quef tion of ceffion The Governor was apprifed at the fame time of lands would be taken up at that time. of Cherokee lands would not be fuf^icient purchafe the for afide fet the that /2500 an additional of ;4oo fterhng fhould that and Colony, of the ends to accomplifh the Botetourt at once communicated to the Earl of Lord be appropriated for this purpofe. Hillfborough the contents of Stuart 's letter, and notified him of his decifion to extrad
A(5ling

additional ftmds needed from his Majefty

's

Quit-Rents

Sir

near 400;^

Stuart having in the inclofed anfwer to my exprefs acquainted me that fterling, more than his original eftimate, would he wanting, in order to enable him to compleat the purchafe of thofe lands from the Indians, to which the King has been gracionfly pleafed to confent; I have prefumed to draw upon His

M'

Majefty 's Quit Rents for that fum, as I could not otherwife have made good to the feveral branches of this Legiflature the promife I thought myfelf authorized to make. Show' your Lordfhip be of a different opinion, I will immediately anfwer your
draught for 400, out of my private fortune, as I wou be guilty of even the appearance of deceit.
I have the honour to be
'd

rather forfeit the whole than

Your Lordfhip 's moft devoted humble Servant

BOTETOURT
Williamfburg^ Aug.
lo"",

1770.

E. of Hillfborough.

month later, to Stuart's commiuiication of July 12*, Governor Botetourt authorized him to draw upon Mefs. Norton & Son of London for 2900 fterling, the amount fet by him for the purchafe of Cherokee lands.
Replying, a
Williamfburg,^ Aug.
Sir
I have inclofed to
9"*,

1770.

you an authority to draw upon Meffrs Norton and Son in which you will perceive that the 384. 17. 6. which with together you have defired, 1^. in order to enable you to purchafe gold by bills /or3oo are both added tothe eftimate of ;25oo with which you originally engaged to procure for this dominion from the Indians thofe lands, to the purchafe of which

London

for ;290o Stirling by

His Majefty has been gracioufly pleafed to confent. I have likewife appointed Col. Donelfon a member of the Houfe of Burgeffes to meet you at Lochaber upon Friday the 5 "" of Odlober that he may be able to report from view, to our General Affembly, the whole of that tranfadion, may fix unth you a proper time for running the Line and may be inftruded in the knowledge of every thing which will be wanted
for that material purpofe.
I

am

extremely pleafed with the affurance you have given

me

that the ftrideft

economy

fhall be obferved;

and as

it

has ever been the

firft

objed of

my

life to

be

remarkable for good faith and pmduality, I fhall depend upon you in the prefent inftance for that credit with the Indians which my adions fhall deferve.
1 will be anfiverable that

Meffrs. Norton and Son will pay due honour

to

your Bills for 2900

fterling.

Extremely your obedient

BOTETOURT.
Hmi. John Stuart Efq'.

On the iS"* day of Odober following, a congrefs of the leading Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation was held at Lochaber in the province of South Carolina, and the treaty negotiated
between
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between the Cherokee Nation and Great Britain. A copy of the deed of ceffion, refulting from this convention, was delivered to Colonel Donelfon' a reprefentative appointed by Lord Botetourt to be prefent upon that occafion, and forwarded by him to Governor Nelfon at William fburg:
,

^reat^

Xit^it^

t\)<t

(C^eroke 'Indians'

SOUTH CAROLINA,
in the

At a Congrefs of the Principal Chiefs of the Cherokee Nation held at Lochaber Province of South Carolina on the eighteenth day of Odober in the year of our Lord one thoufand feven hundred and feventy, by John Stuart Efq"". agent for and Superintendant of the affairs of the Indian Nations in the Southern
Distridl of North America.

A Treaty for a ceffion to His Moft facred Majefty George the Third by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland King, Defenderof the Faith &c. By the faid Nation of Cherokee Indians of certain lands lying within the limits
of the

Dominion

of Virginia.

Whereas, by a treaty entered into and concluded at Hard Labour the fourteenth day of Odober in the Year one thoufand feven hundred and fixty eight

Agent for and Superintendent of the affairs of the Indian Nations inhabiting the Southern Diftrict of North America, with the principal and ruling chiefs of the Cherokee Nation, all the Lands formerly claimed by and belonging to faid Nation of Indians lying in the Province of Virginia to the Eaftward of a Line beginning at the Boundary of the province of North Carolina and Virginia, running in a N. B. E. courfe to Col. Chifwells mine on the Eaftem Bank of the great Conhoway and from thence in a ftraight Line to the Mouth of the faid Great Conhoway River where it difcharged itfelf into the Ohio River were ceded to His Moft Sacred Majefty his heirs f ucceffors and Whereas by the above recited Treaty all the lands lying between Holfton 's River and the line above fpecified were determined to belong to the Cherokee Nation to the great lofs and inconveniency of many of His Majefty 's fubjedts inhabiting the faid lands and reprefentation of the fame having been made to His Majefty by His Excellency the Right Hon'''. Norborne Baron de Botetourt His Majefty 's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Dominion of Virginia,
Stuart
Efq"".

by John

His Majefty

's

in confequence whereof His Majefty has been gracioufly pleafed to fignify His

agent for and Superintendant of Indian North America, by an injunction contained in a letter from the Right Hon''', the Earl of Hillfborough one of his Principal Secretaries of State dated the 13"* May 1 769 to enter into a Negotiation with the Cherokees for eftablifhing a New Boundary Line, Beginning at the Point where the North Carolina Line terminates and to run thence in a Weft Courfe to Holften 's River, where it is interfedled by a continuation of the Line dividing the Provinces of North Carolina and Virginia, and thence a ftraight courfe to the confluence of the Great Conhoway and Ohio Rivers. Article i'' Purfuant therefore to His Majefty 's orders to and power and authority vefted in John Stuart, Efq'' agent for and Superintendant of the affairs of the Indian Tribes in the Southern Diftridl, It is agreed upon by the faid John Stuart Ef quire, on behalf of His Moft Sacred Majefty George the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith
royal pleafure to John Stuart
affairs in
Efq''. his

the Southern

Diftri(5t of

&c. and by the fubfcribing Cherokee Chiefs and warriors on behalf of their faid Nation.in confideration of His Majefty 's paternal goodnefs fo often demonftrated to them the faid Cherokee Indians, and from the affedtion and friendfhip for
their Brethren the inhabitants of ViVgima, as well as their eameft defire of

remov-

ing as far as poffible

all

caufe of difpute between

on account of encroachment or felves, and aKo for a valuable confideration


I

them and the faid inhabitants, lands referved by the faid Indians for themin various forts of

goods paid to

them
Member of the Houfe
of Burgeffes

from Pittfylvania County.

Cherokee Mfs.

Virginia State Library.

xvi

them by the faid John

Stuart Efq. on behalf of the

Dominion

of Virginia.

That

the hereafter recited Line be ratified and confirmed, and it is hereby ratified and confirmed accordingly, and it is by thefe prefents firmly ftipulated and agreed
parties aforefaid, that a Line beginning where the Boundary Line between the Province of North Carolina and the Cherokee hunting groimds terminates, and rvmning thence in a Weft Courfe to a point fix miles Eaft of Long Ifland in Holften 's River, and thence to faid River fix miles above the faid Long Ifland, and thence in a direct courfe to the confluence of the Great Conhoway and Ohio Rivers, fhall remain and be deemed by all His Majefty's white Subje(5ls as well as all the Indians of the Cherokee Nation, the true and juft limits and Boimdaries of the lands referved by the faid Nation of Indians for their own proper ufe, and dividing the fame from the Lands ceded by them to His Majefty, within the limits of the Province of Virginia, and that His

upon by the

Majefty 's white fubjedls inhabiting the Province of Virginia fhall not, upon any pretence whatfoever fettle beyond the faid Line, nor fhall the faid hidians make any fettlements or encroachment on the Lands which by this Treaty they cede and confirm to His Majefty and it is fiirther agreed that as foon as His Majefty 's Royall approbation of this Treaty fhall have been fignified to the Governor of Virginia or Superintendant, this Treaty fhall be carried into
;

execution.

agreed upon and ftipulated by the contracfting parties, that no alteration whatfoever fhall hence forward be made in the Boundary Line above recited and now folemnly agreed upon, except fuch as
Article
II<^.

And it is further

may

hereafter be found expedient and neceffary for the material intereft of both parties, and which alteration fhall be made with the confent of the Superin-

tendant, or fuch other perfon or perf ons as fhall be authorized by His Majefty as well as with the Confent and approbation of the Cherokee Nation of Indians, at a congrefs or General meeting of faid Indians to be held for faid purpofe, and

not in any other manner. In teftimony whereof the faid Superintendant on behalf of His Majefty, and the underwritten Cherokee Chiefs on behalf of their Nation, have figned and fealed this prefent Treaty at the time and place aforefaid.

(Signed)

JOHN STUART.
(Signed)

Anconaftotah 's mark


Killaguf ta
's

mark mark

Attahkullakullah's

Kayaloy

's

mark
's

Kinnatitah

mark

Uka Youla 's mark


Chukannuta 's mark
Skyaguf ta Tuechkee 's mark

Wolf

of

Kefwee 's mark

Skyagufta Tefloy 's mark


Turrapenis mark

Enry

of

Tugalo 's mark

Scaleltifky of

Chiniftah of

Town 's mark Sugar Town 's mark


Sugar

Chiniftah of Watoga's
Otafite Keywaffee's

Mark

Mark

Copy,
Tefte

JOHN BLAIR,

JR.

[ xvii ]

Early in 1770 Edward Montagu, London Agent for the colony of Virginia, advifed the Committee of Correfpondence, that one of the Lords of the Treafury had reported
to him that certain gentlemen were by the Cherokees to the Crown.

fecuring a grant of land in the fedtion recently ceded

London^ Jan'".
Gent.

18,

1770

I have pift received Intelligence from one of the Lords of the Treafury that a

and opulent Gentlemen have made a Propofal and offer 'd Grant of Lands in your Colony which form the Frontier; from the heft Difcription I can get, " They are to the Southward Weftward of the Pennfylvania Line, down the Ohio to the Mouth of the big Canhaway with the main Branches of the faid River to the Mountains then with the Mountains to the Chief Waters of the River Monongahela and with them to the beginning. It is propofed to ered a feparate Government, and leaft it sho'' operate in any

Body

of very refpedahle

a fatiffadory

Sum

for the

your Injuries, colledively or individually, I have enter 'd a Caveat at the Board of Trade to whom. It will of Courfe be refer 'd for Confideration. When it comes then I fhall devife a Sufpenfion of the Plan till you have Notice of it, and
Degree
to

can tranfmit
of this

to

me your Approbation
is fo great

or Objedion.

I find that one of the

great Inducements to the Treafury' Affent to the Propofition is thai the Diftances

Country

from

the prefent Seat of

Government, that Juftice and

Order can never take Place

{sho''. it

be completely fettled,) without forming a

new

Government

there.

I have the

Honor
Gent.

to be

Y^.

mo ft

obedient humble Serv'.

EDW. MONTAGU.
At the fame time Mow togM addreffed' the Lords
of

Commerce and Trade upon

this

queftion of land ceffions, and called attention to the fadl that he imderftood that a grant

had already been given of 1,350,000 acres of land to feveral gentlemen who termed themfelves the "Ohio Company." This letter which bears no date, was moft likely written dtiring the latter part of January, or about the fame time the communication was addreff ed to the Committee of Correfpondence To
the R'. Hon'''.

Lords Com", for Trade Plant'. The humble Petit", of Edw''. Montagu

&

Agent for Virg".


Sheweth
That your
Pet', is

informed

"An Application has been made

to the R'. Hon''''.

Lords

&
as

Treafury for a Grant of certain Lands in part of his Majefty'. Colony Dominion of Virginia" That the Confideration tendr'd to their Lord'", is
of

fatiffadory
to the

and

that fuch Propofition is refer 'd to

your Lord'" for your Deliberation


it

Policy

& Expediency of fuch a Meafure, and whether


the faid

may not

be necef-

fary to fever

fuch Lands from


Pet', is advifed
to

Colony and ered a new and diftind

Governm'.

thereof.

That Y'.

no

lefs

than 1,350,000 Acres of fuch


the

already granted, partly

a Society of Gentlemen called the

Land has been Ohio Company, aiui


furvey
'd,

partly to Individuals of that Colony,


the

who cause 'd

fame

to be

and

before

Comencem'.

of the late

War had made fome

Progrefs in the Selling and Culti-

vation thereof, but having been driven from their Poffeffions by the Indians

and

fince reftrain'd from returning by his Majefty'. Proclamation they have not yet

been re ftor

'd to their juft

Rights.

That your Pet', conceiving his Conftituents totally ignorant of fuch Application to the Lords Treafury, and that their Lordfhips are informed of the Circumftances above ftated, humbly fubmits it to your Lordfhips Wifdom Juftice whether

&

before
"

Montagu Correfpondence

Virginia State Library.

[ xviii ]

Subjed refer 'd to your Lord fhips to the Colony of Virginia sho''. not have Notice, and Time given to offer fuch Objedions as may occur ag". the Completion of fuch Grant.
before

any

farther Proceeding is

had on

the

Y'. Pet', therefore

humbly prays Y'

Lord^'. will reprefent to the Lords

Treafury have Advice


of

feems reafonable and juft the Col" of Virginia Sho"". which if approved wo'', be attended with an Application of part large a a Severence of fo of its Dominion and affed the Rights of many who under Grants already obtained conceive themfelves entitled to
that
it

fo large

a Portion

of the

Lands apply 'd

for.

E.

M.

Agamon Feb. 6*'', 1770, Montagu forwarded a communication' to the Committee of Correfpondence, in which he referred to his previous letters concerning the grant of the Ohio Company, and mentioned his proteft to the Board of Trade upon the matter in
queftion

London
Gentlemen:

Feb^.

6,

1770.

My two
to the

la ft Letters to

you were

of the lo""

and

iS"* of Jan''^. the fir ft


to

attended

with the Kings Speech on meeting his Parliam'. the other relating

an Application

Treafury for a Grant of a very large Trad of your Lands that form your Frontier. Very great and opulent Perfons are combined in this Attempt, and it has been conduded with fo much Secrecy, that till this Treafury, had agreed on the
Confideration, no body
enter 'd

knew

of the Negotiation.
of Trade.

my

Caveat at the Board

The Inftant I difcovered The Propofition is now arrived


I have prefented

it,

there

for Confideration as to the Policy of the Defign.

my

Petition of

which I fend you a Copy, atid as I have no Doubt of its Effed, you will be fo good to furnifh me with your Objedions in Cafe you think the Plan liable to any. Not a Word yet has paffed in Parliament about the American Grievances. The only Objed of Attention is the Middlefex Eledion. Our Merchants in London
have been extreme fhy, and very unwilling to take the Lead in an Affair, as interefting to them as America. We have prevailed on the Gentlemen of Briftol to begin.

They had a meeting, and have tranfmitted to one of their Reprefentatives an Account The from North America to the Amount of 200,000. Londoners have at laft followed their Example and at a very numerous Meeting laft Week unanimoufly refolved to petition the Houfe of Commons for a Repeal They of the Ad that impofes Duties on Paper, Glafs, Painters Colours and Tea. have likewife colleded the feveral Amounts of the condit'. Orders which when produced to the Publick muft be alarming. Today, {if no other Bufinefs interferes) Lord North intends to move for Repeal of fo much of the Ad as extends to the three
of conditional Orders
is carry'd

retaining the odious Preeamble and the Duty on Tea. If the Debate on difpaffionately, I have no Doubt about a total Repeal, but if Abufe Invedive fho'' ftart, the Metal of both fides of Houfe is fo violent, that I fear their
firft Articles,

own

true Intereft will be forgot.

Two Events of Importance have happen'd in this Country fince my Letter. The Death of the new Chancellor M' Yorke within three days after his appointment, and the fudden and unexpeded Refignation of the Duke of Grafton.
/ intend this by the New York to morrow, if your Bufinefs comes on in the Houfe to day I fhall add what may occur. The Pari', have paffed a Bill to allow Ireland and America to continue their Importation of Provifion in England Duty free. I

am
Gent', with great

Refped

Y'. very obed'. faithfuU Serv'.

EDWD. MONTAGU
P. S.

Pontffraft Eledion came on

to

day,

and nothing was done in America


Bufinefs

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xix

Bufinefs, but preventing the merchants Petition, which is ordered for Confederation

on Monday.

Concerning this grant of land, Ford,


following

in

his

Writings of Wafhington notes the

"The
"

treaty of Fort Stanwix {September, 1768) eftablifhed the bounds of

Englifh territory effentially as they

had been propofed at the German

Flats.

Beginning at the mouth of the Tenneffee river, it followed the Ohio and Alleghany rivers to Kittaning; thence in a diredt line to the neareft fork of the weft branch of the Sufquehannah ; and thence following that ftream through
the Alleghanies,
it

paffed by

way

of Burnett's Hills

and the eaftem branch

of

the Sufquehannah and the Delaware, into

New York, having its northern terminus at the confluence of Canada and Wood creeks. The line, thus propofed, was not in accordance with the inftrudlion of the Board of Trade. Hillfborough, who had fucceeded the liberal Shelbourne as Colonial Secretary, and was bitterly oppofed to any fettlements in 'the interior, wifhed to have the line extended no farther than the mouth of the great Kenawha, where it would then meet the line which Stuart, at a Council in South Carolina, had recently eftabThe temper, lifhed with the Cherokees as the weftem boundary of Virginia. for the it impoffible however, of the Confederate deputies at this time rendered Baronet to follow ftridtly his inftrudlions, without defeating the very obje($l of

Wm. Johnfon, ii., 307. Johnfon claimed that which was ratified in 1770, was to veft the claim of the northern Indians to the country fouth of the Ohio in the crown, leaving the Southern Indians only to be dealt with concerning it " and fhould they refufe to give it up, it is in his majefty 's power to prevent the colonies from availing themf elves of the late ceffion in that quarter, till it can be done with fafety and the common content of all who have juft pretenfions to it. " Johnfon to Gage,
congrefs. "
ef[e(ft

Stone, Life of Sir

the

of this treaty,

lb December, 1768.
'

"This plan reappears in London in 1770: 'A fociety of us, in which fome England are engaged, and in which you and Colonel Crogan are made original partakers, have concluded a bargain with the Treafury for a large tradl of landiying and fronting on the Ohio (part of the lands lately ceded by the Indians to Great Britain), large enough for a government. Having it f uggef ted to us by Lord Hillfborough that it would be right that we fhould have a charter of government, in confequence of this bargain fo concluded, we are next to apply to the Council Board, that the grant may iffue. We expe(5t to meet with oppofition, and fome obje(5lions arifmg from the impreffions made by fuch oppofition, yet have no doubt of carrying this point, as we have fettled As foon as the grant has iffued we are to apply to the Lords of the main point. Thomas Pownall to Sir William Johnfon, Trade on the fubjedl of the charter.
of the firft people in
'

The application for the grant was made in behalf of the company by Thomas Walpole, a London banker, Benjamin Franklin, John Sargeant, and Samuel Wharton, but was oppofed by Lord Hillfborough in a report that gave
April 1770.

Franklin an opportunity to

make such

crufhing

reply

as

to

lead

to

Hillfborough' s refignation from the cabinet."

The grant
lince a great
fedlion.

of thefe lands to the

Ohio

Company

created

much concern

in

Virginia,
in that

many

grants to foldiers for fervices in Indian wars had been

made

tention to this attempt

Wafhington writing to Lord Botetourt, from M* Vernon, on Odober 5"^ called atupon the part of the Ohio Company to acquire lands in the fedlion recently ceded by the Indians to Virginia, and urged that fome acftion be taken to protecft the interef t of the foldiers, many of whom had already fettled on the dif puted lands

Mcmnt

XX

Mount

Vernon,' Od.

1770

My

Lord,

Your Lord fhip 's inclination to render every juft and reafonable fervice to the people you govern, and to any fociety or body of them that which I fhall api it, and being in a more particular manner encouraged by a letter have juft received from M' Blair {Clerk of the Council) to believe that Your Excellency is defiroiis of knowing how far the grant of land follicited by M'. Walpole & others will effed the intereft of this country in general, or any fett of men in particuBeing fully convinced
of
lar; I fhall take the liberty (being tolerably well acquainted

with the fituation of the

frontiers of this Dotninion) to


if obtained

upon

the extenfive plan

inform your Lordfhip that the bounds of that grant, prayed for, will comprehend at leaft four fifths

which this Colony hath lately voted 2500 fterling to the piirchafe and furvey of, and muft deftroy the well grounded hopes of thofe {if no refervation is made in their favour) who have had the ftrongeft affurances which government could give them, of enjoying fome of thofe lands, the fecuring of which hath coft
of the land for
this

country

much

blood

and

treafure.
the

By
that the

the extrads which your Excellency did me Petitioners require to begin on the South

honour

to enclofe,

I perceive

mcnith of Scioto, which is at leaft Kanhawa, the place to which the Minifterial Line {as

Ohio oppofite to the 70 or 75 miles below the mouth of the Great


fide of the
it is

called)

from Holf ton's

River

is to

run, and more than 300 from Pittfburg, and

to

extend from thence in a

Southerly diredion through the pafs of the Onafioto Mountain, which by Evan 's Map," the best draughts of that country I have ever yet feen, and all the enquiries I
to make, from perfons who have explored thofe wilds, will bring them near the latitude of North Carolina. From thence they go North eafterly to the New River; Fork of the Great Kanhawa {made by the jundion of Green Briar on both of which waters we have many fettlers on lands adually patented) From

have been able

&

hence they proceed tip Green Briar


thence Eafterly to the

to the

Head

of the

N orth-Eafterly branch thereof,


;

Alleghany Mountains; thence along thofe mountains to the thence with his line and the line of Maryland and PennFairfax, Line of the Lord fylvania till the Weftern boufuiary of the latter fhall ftrike the Ohio thence with the

fame
will,

to the

place of beginning.

my Lord, are the bounds of a grant under confideration, and if obtained, my humble opinion give a fatal blow to the interefts of this country; but this I have prefumed to fay as the fum of my thoughts as a member of the community
Thefe
in

at large.

Your Excellency's notice, as an indiand at the fame time as a perfon who confiders himfelf in fome degree the reprefentative of the Officers and Soldiers who claim a right to 200,000 acres of this lattd petitioned for by M' Walpole and others, under a folemn Ad of Government, adopted at a very alarming and important crifis to His Majefty's affairs in America. To approach Your Lordfhip in thefe charaders, it might feem neceffary to preface an apology, but I fhall rely on your ufual goodnefs and candour for the patient hearing of a few words in fupport of
I fhall beg leave

now

to offer

myfelf

to

vidual, in a

more

interefted point of view,

the equity of

liberty of troubling

our pretentions; which cannot fail of being fhort, as I have taken the your Lordfhip pretty ftdly on this head before.
I ever did myfelf the

The

fir ft letter

honour

of writing to
to

the fubjed of thefe lands,

and

to

which I now beg leave

your Excellency on refer, contained a kind of

hiftorical account of
right,

our claim, but as no embellifhment

is requifite to illucidate

when fimple fads are

fufficient to eftablifh the point, I fhall beg leave to give

your Lordfhip the trouble of reading the inch fed order i of Council of 18 of Feb''. 1754 and Governor Dinwiddie 's Proclamation in confequence thereof, ayui then add
that thefe troops not only enlifted agreeable to the terms there ftipulated but

behaved

much to the faliffadion of the country as to obtain the honour of its public thanks. Would it not be hard, my Lord, to deprive men under thefe circumftances {or their
fo

fucceffors
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fucceffors) of the juft reward of their toils?

Could

this

ad

of the

Governor and

Council,

offered to

it impradifome years after the date of the proclamation, and the policy of government forbid it for a few years longer, yet the caufes being now removed and the land given to fome as a recompence for their loffes, and fought

as an abfolute

and accepted by com pad? An iho'

the foldiery, be considered in

any

other light than

the exigency of our affairs rendered

cable for us to fettle this country for

by others for private emolument, have we not a title to be regarded among the We fain woidd hope fo. We flatter our felves that in this point of view fir ft?
after

and by your kind interpofition and favourHis Majefty will be gracioufly pleafed to confirm Or if the 200,000 acres of land to us, agreeable to the terms of the Proclamation. it fhould be judged neceffary to be more particular in the location of it, and your Lordfhip will be pleafed to caufe the fame to be fignified to me, I will point out immediately thereupon, the particular fpots on which we would beg to have our furveys made; as part of the land prayed for in our petition of the 15"* of December laft, to wit, that on Sandy creek, will not be comprehended within the line running from Holfton 's river to the mouth of the Great Kanhawa. Such an ad of goodnefs as this, my Lord, would be conferring a fingular favour on men who do not know who elfe to apply to; on men, the moft of whom either in their perfons or fortunes have fuffered in the caufe of their country, and cannot fail of meeting with fuch acknowledgements as refult from grateful minds impreffed with the due fenfe of obligation. None will offer them with more fincere

Your Excellency

will alfo confider us,

able reprefentation of our cafe

refped than

Your Lordfhips moft

obedient and moft humble Servt

GEO.
enclofure.

WASHINGTON.

At a Council held 18 February 1754. The Governor was pleafed to fignify Board, that as it was determined a fort fhould be immediately built on the River Ohio, at the Fork of Monongahela, for the fecurity and protedion of His Majefty' s fubjeds in this colony, and that a fufficient force fhould be raifed to ered and fupport the fame, he judged neceffary to give a reward of 200,000 acres of land on the Eaft fide of the river Ohio within this Dominion {clear of rights and free from the payment of Quit Rents for the term of fifteen years, 100,000 acres whereof to be contiguous to the faid fort, and the other 100,000 acres to be on or near the river Ohio) over and above their pay, to all who fhall voluntarily enter into the faid fervice; to be divided amongft them after the performance of the faid fervice, in a proportion due to their refpedive merit: The Council, on due confideration of the great advantage which will accrue to His Majefty from the taking immediate
to the

poffeffion of thofe lands,

& being

fatiffied that there are other

lands fufficient

to

anfwer

the quantity granted to the the faid

Ohio Company, advifed His Honour

to notify

and publifh
of

encouragement by Proclamation. [A Proclamation did accordingly iffue on ig Feb^, in the 27"* year of the reign His late Majefty, precifely to the above effed, w'*' Col. Wafhington has tranf-

cribed in his letter


deni.]

and a copy

of

which

is lately delivered to his

Honour

the Prefi-

complement of men judged them otherwife) were marched over the Proclamation; that they adually raifed in confequence of this Alleghany Mountains thro almoft inacceffible paffes, and built a fort on the waters
It

may not be amifs to add by way of remark


{tho
'

that the

neceffary [fufficient] for this fervice

the event proved

'

force of the

Monongahela which they were obliged afterwards to furrender to the fuperior French and their Indian Allies; that they conduded themfelves in that enterprize in fuch a manner as to receive the honour of their country 's thanks,
of

as

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as

may appear by the Journals of the Honfe of Biirgeffes in the Seffton following; and that many of them continued in the fervice till the total demolition of Fort Duquefne and eftablifhment of an Englifh garrifon in its place.
G.

W.

Lord Botetourt'hdivvn.g died on OAober I ^^^, William Net fan, Prefident of the Council fucceeded him, pending the appointment of a new Governor. After having been in office three days, Governor Nelfon, in a letter to the Earl of Hillfborough fet forth pradlically the fame reaf ons advanced by Wafhington in the intereft of foldiers of the Colony, and
urged that fome fteps be taken to protedl them
Virginia,

Odr

iS"" 1770.'

My

Lord,

On the is"* Inftant I did myfelf the honour of writing to your Lord fhip to acquaint you with the melancholly event of the death of Lord Botetourt, which had thrown His Majefty's faithful fubjeds of this Colony into the deepeft affliAion.
At
the

fame time I

fent

a copy

of the proceedings in Council, to

fhew your Lordfhip

by what means the Adminiftration of the Government had fallen into my hands. On the evening of that day your Lordfhip 's letter of the 20"" of July to the Governor, was delivered to me; and as it contains matter of great variety and importance
it

hath been read in Council, and, together with the feveral papers inclofed in
the fubjed of

it,

hath

been maturely confidered; and I

own opinion upon


juftice of

now trouble your Lordfhip with theirs as well as my them. I muft firft acknowledge the propriety and

your Lordfhip and

report in favour of

my Lords Comtniffioners of the Treafury in delaying to M' Walpole and his affociates, for fa large a grant of lands on

Country fhould be tnade acquainted with it and had any, in objedion to it, fhould be heard; and our thanks are partiadarly due to your Lordfhip for affording the Governor and Council an opportunity of defending themfelves againft the indecent illiberal and unwarrantable charges contained in a letter of the 9"" of July 1770 to M'. Walpole, referring firft to your Lordfhip 's confideration what degree of credibility an anonimous writer, who thus ftabs in the dark, is entitled to, tho by the great commendation he gives of the generous Propofal of M' Walpole and his affociates to Government for the
the back of this Colony, until the
their reafons, if they
'

purchafe of the lands they want, it is probable he is one of that refpedable body. The charges in this letter are, that the Governor Council of Virginia have

&

weftward of the Alleghany Mountains; that many fuch grants {of which a lift is annex' d to the letter) are made to the members of Council themfelves, who by felling thofe la}ids, to others make large profits, and that this pradice hath been carried on and encouraged by them, notwithftanding His Majefty 's Inftrudions that no larger quantity fhall be granted to any one perfon than 1000 acres. The truth of this fad is that this inftrudion was not given till 1763, and that all thefe grants fo loudly complained of, were made long
grants of the lands
to the

made large and immoderate

before the exiftence of that inftrudion,

policy to

fettle

thofe lands as faft as poffible,

the firft confequence


to fettle

who were likelieft


the

and in the aera when it was thought good and that the granting them to men of and beft able to procure large bodies of people

on them was

the Grantees

making

large profits by the fale of

moft probable tneans of effeding the end propofed. As to them to others, I am confident the
fuch lands {except in very few cafes) hath

fad
been

is otherwife, fince the ftated price for

3 Virginia currency per 100 acres, a price very little higher than it would coft any man who fhould incline to take up fingly 3 4 or 500 acres. It is very fortunate for me that whilft I am writing upon this fubjed, I do not find my name in any of thefe grants, tho' I have been 2$ years a Member of the Board, and am therefore no otherwife concerned than to vindicate the honour of the Governor and the Gentlemen of the Council, efpecially of thofe whofe names are made ufe of in
fome

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fame

of thofe grants.

I claim no merit from this circumftance, as J do not think


to

their conduit at all

unwarrantable, which 1 hope

(hew in

the fequel of this letter.

My reafon for declining fuch engagements, proceeded from an opinion that little if any profit would arife from them, hut fome trouble, and the experience I have had now, fhews that I was right in that opinion. For I have good caufe to know that
thofe gentlemen of the Council

who did engage


,

in thofe grants, have not received one


It is true that

fhilling of advantage from them, nor do


of the Grantees refiding

I believe they ever will.


of adivity

fome

on the frontiers m^n

and

ftrength of conftitution,

who have had


curing others

all the trouble


to

pur chafe and


to

expence and fatigue of furveying the lands and of profettle on them, 1 pre fume have made fome advantages

and by the fale of other parts; and this they feem to have deferved for their labour. In order to fhew Your Lordfhip how groundlefs the charge is that the Governor and Council have aded unwarrantably in the making unreafonable grants of land, the inclofed Paper No. i." contains the proceedings relative to the grants to the Ohio Compy, by which it appears that by application to his late Majefty, He was pleafed to order his then Governor and Council to grant them 200000 Acres upon the terms expreffed in the faid paper, and Your Lordfhip
by referving fome
themfelves

fome of the grantees were of the Council yet many of them were Great Britain. The next grant in order of time, on or near the alfo refident in Ohio, was by Proclamation from Lieu' Governor Dinwiddie, promiflng 200000 Acres of land to be given and divided among fuch as would voluntarily enter into His Majefty 's fervice for the defence of the frontiers, at that tim^ violently attacked by
will obferve, that tho
'

the

French

& Indians,
many

and
of

thofe lands the Officers


to

and

foldiers

who

ferved, are at

this inftant

furveying in order

obtain Patents for them,


the

and

their right feems to

be a good one, as

them fealed

contrad with their blood, whofe fhares

will be apportioned
tatives.

laft

among their furviving wives children and other legal reprefenThus far the Governor and Council I hope have done right; indeed this grant was fo much approved of by his late Majefty, that he foon after adopted
the

and enlarged
to the Officers

and Soldiers who fhould


'd to the

plan by offering by his royal proclamation large quantities of land enter into his fervice on this Continent, the
but 3000 acres to a Colonel

quantity not fix

and

fo lefs to the other Officers accord-

ing

to their

rank, and even

common

foldiers.

To

fatiffy the regiments raif'd

in this Colony
thefe,

upon that promife, I prefume 200000 acres will be required. Befides we have been told {tho' we have never had an authentick copy of the treaty at Fort Stanwix) that the Indians made it an exprefs condition in the deed of Ceffion to his Majefty, that 100,000 acres of it fhould be granted to Col. Croghan, Deputy of Sir William Johnfon, and a like quantity to the Pennf ylvania traders, as a recompenfe to them for the injuries and damages they fuftain 'd from the Indians during the late All thefe amounting to 800,000 acres are to the northward, and I prefume war. lands which thefe new Adventurers want, and I prefume the Governor and the near
Council
to be

blamelefs in all thefe.

In

all the other

grants lifted at the end of this

anonimous letter N". g.' I do not find that any fteps have been taken towards furveying and feating them; of courfe they are or will become lapfed, except in the two to John Lewis and others for 800,000 acres and to James Patten and others for 100,000 On thefe lands which are located from Green Briar River to the branches acres. of the Holfton River and will be within the limits of the land now purchafing by His Majefty from the Cherokees, there are many hundred families fettled. I ought here to obferve that the Affembly of Virginia have given ;2 5oo St. for the pur chafe of thefe lands: and thefe are the people My Lord who were fo greatly deftreff'd by His Majefty 's Proclamation of 1763, requiring them to abandcm all the lands on the This Proclamation water courfes running to the weftward or into the Miffilfippi. they refuf'd to comply with, nay they faid they could not do it, for having expended their little all under the grants from this Government they had no ether place to retire to, and have hitherto chofe to rely on a kind providence, expofed as they have been to the refentment of the Indians: and this is the reafon that I find that very
little

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any Quit Rents have been received for His Majefty 's ufe from that Quarter for fame time paft; for, they fay, that as His Majefty hath been pleafed to withdraw his protedion from them fince 1763, they think them felves bound not to pay Quit However as this Bomtdary with the Cherokees will be compleated in the Rents. Spring I have no doubt but regular government will take place there as it is in other I parts of this Dominion, and that the Quit Rents will be there properly colleded. intreat Your Lordfhip to let me know His Majefty 's pleafure with refped to thofe
little if

lands, whether he is pleafed to permit them to be granted or not.

For, notwith-

ftanding the affertions in the


parts fince the
plications have been

Paper N". nor fhall we Proclamation

we have

not granted one acre in thofe


it;

until fet at liberty to do

tho

'

many

apftill

made

for that purpofe without fuccefs.

The people are

continuing
to

to fettle thofe

lands wnder the equitable right they derive from the grant

John Lewis and others. James Patton 's grant is alfo pretty full of inhabitants and his family receive fame advantages from it, and truly I think they might, fince
paid his fcalp as the price of it, he being murdered by the Indians on the way as he was efcorting amunition for the defence of the fettlers on Green Briar. / can only fay on the fubjed of thofe two grants and all the other large ones, that
the old

man

made at a time when the policy of the day was to make large grants to perfons who were likelieft to procure people to inhabit and to cultivate the lands; The late war and which ends have been nearly attained in both thefe inftances.
they were
the prohibition

by proclamation have been the caufes that thofe lands have not been

more
given

fully peopled,
to

which I have reafon

to

think will be effeded foon after leave is

grant Patents for fuch parts as are fettled; thofe 1,700,000 acres which I

We have taken notice of in all, I fuppofe will take place of all new Adventurers. do not prefume to fay to whom our gracious Sovereign fhall grant his vacant lands All that I nor do I fet myfelf as an opponent to M' Walpole and his affociates.
can confiftently with
or legal

my

duty, hope for

is,

that all prior rights, whether equitable

may

be preferved

had grants, but the war or any


If

and proteded. By equitable, I mean all thofe who have have been prevented from complying with the ftrid terms of them by
impediment: by
legal,

other unavoidable

mean

all thofe for

which
that of

patents have been obtained.

we

take a comparative view of the merit of thofe

new adventurers with

the people

loft their lives

wives,
of

who have run great hazards during the courfe of the war, many of whom and fortunes in the profecution of thofe fettlements, others had their children and other deareft relatives carried into a barbarous captivity, many
ftill

whom
As

languifh in that diftreffful fituation;


fide the

it

will not be difficult to deter-

mine on which
to the

weight prevails.

letter N". 9 twice mentions, I beg your Lordfhip to confider that the propofal of M'. Walpole and his Affociates of paying Quit Rents only for the cultivable lands, amounts to a great deal more in its confe-

Garbling the lands which the

quences.

For, under that defcription,


for fterile

who can fuppofe

that they intend toinclude

and pay Quit Rents


of this country

which

the furveyors are obliged to

breadth of every furvey of enaded on purpose to prevent the pradice of Garbling, as it is called, that Patentees fhall be obliged to take fame indifferent land with the good.

mountains or rocky lands? Whereas we have a law conform to requiring that the land fhall be at leaft one-third of the length: and this was
is,

that the

Permit

me

here

to

obferve that the 20 years indulgence thefe gentlemen defire


,

pay Quit Rents is more than ever hath been allowed, even by the law of 17 54, which was paffed by recommendation from his late Majefty, and the merit they make of purchafing thefe lands is not confiderable, when we
before they fhall be obliged to
refled that the price of 5 fterhng for 50 acres, which every man pays before he can obtain a Patent (except in particular exemptions as above) amounts, on fo great

a quantity

to

as

much

or more.

And

as His Majefty and his late Royal Grand-

father have been gracioufly pleafed to permit the


the rights to be applied to the

money

arifing from the fale of


the

fund

for the fupport of

Goverment and

Contingent
charges

XXV

charges thereof, that fund


time.

mil fuftain a heavy

lofsif it fhould be

withdrawn at

this

new colony on the back of Virginia, it is a fubjed of too great political importance for me to pre fume to give an opinion upon. However permit me, my Lord, to obferve that when that part of the country (hall become fufficiently populated it may be a wife and prudent meafure; but the argument that the fettlement of thofe parts will be a good barrier and defence to the frontiers of
With
refpect to the eftablifhment of a

Virginia, appears to
greateft difficulty

me from

experience to be rather fpecious than folid; for the


the laft

from

the vaft diftance

and expence of defending our frontiers in and extent of them. If you increafe

war proceeded

that diftance

& extent

the difficulty

and expence
from

people as

fettled

of defending will be proportionably increafed, and the there fparfedly, were incapable of defending themfelves, and often

called for affiftance

the interior

and more populous parts


if they fucceed

of the country.

At

all events I trust that thefe

gentlemen

in their fcheme, will

not be permitted to oppofe their power

and

ftrength to the feeble refiftance of the poor

fettlers, who have borne the heat and burden of the day, and that they will not fhare the fate of the unfortunate Naboth whofe vineyard became a tempting objed to a

rich

and powerful man.


It will certainly be

proper before any grant

is

made

to

M'. Walpole and his

affociates, to

have an exad

what

rights, that they

may

lift taken of the people fettled on thofe lands, and under be particularly referved, and not to leave a door open to

future contention about them, which however I have at prefent no poffible method of
obtaining, nor do I think
it

can be done but by great length of time and at no

fma.ll

expence.

was reading it to the Gentlemen of the Council from Col George Wafhington to Lord Botetourt was delivered to me; which being read and appearing to be material on the prefent fubjed, they advifed me to fend a copy of it to Your Lordfhip, which is accordingly inclofed N". 3. / ought to acquaint your Lordfhip that he is the Gentleman who had the honour to command the firft raif'd troops, to whom the 200,000 acres promif'd by Lieut Governor Dinwiddie 's Proclamation is due, and therefore he may be interefted in the affair. However your Lordfhip will judge of the folidity of his reafoning. I omitted to mention in its proper place that unlefs M'. Walpole and his Affociates fhould fett out the lands in fmall parcels at reafonable rates, they will remain
After I had wrote thus far, and
far their approbation a letter

long without

much
eafy

cultivation or fettlement; fince


to

men

in this quarter of the globe

where
lands,

it

is fo

ing them.

It is

become abfolute proprietors of lands, are not fond of farma vaft encouragement to the improveinent and cultivation of the
If thefe gentlemen fhould be
left at liberty

when

they can enjoy the pleafure to refled that their pofterity will receive

the benefit of the labour they beftow.


to

exad what terms they pleafe

for the lands, either by the fale or letting

them

to

Lord, how little ground will be left open to hope for a fpeedy farm; confider, fettlement or population. If they fhould do neither of thefe but each individual fhould keep poffeffion of his large fhare,
time,
till

my

lands fhould become fcarce and at a

high price or they fhould require a high rent, which

may

be raifed

from time

to

poffibly have reafon to apprehend fuch convulfions and infurredions as happen' d in the colony of New York a very few years fince between the great land-holders and their tenants on a fubjed of this nature. Thus my Lord have I endeavored to give the fulleft and cleareft anfwer I

we may

your letter, aiid the feveral papers referred to and inclofed in it. If I have done it to your Lordfhips fatiffaction I fhall be happy. I ought to beg pardon for being fo prolix, which however I could not well avoid when I obferved how very defirous your Lordfhip is, of as full and particular incould
to

formation as poffible, of every thing neceffary to this great confideration. I have the honour to be with profound refped Lord,

My

Your Lordfhip 's moft

obedt

and very

humble Servt

WM. NELSON.

P.

Succeeding

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Succeeding Lord Botetourt as Governor of Virginia in the fall of 1770, Lord Dunmore at once condemned the projedl to eftablifh a colony on the Ohio River. He gave as his reafons for oppofing this grant, that a fettlement at fuch a great
diftance from a colony would neither benefit the part fettled or the mother country. Thefe views he expreffed in a letter to the Earl of Hillfborough, dated New York, November 12, 1770:

New York\
/ have

12,

November, 1770.
/ find

made

it

my

bufinefs

to

enquire and

to find

out the opinion of the Peo-

ple here, on the fcheme in agitation of eftablifhing a Colony on the Ohio.


all

who have any knowledge of fuch affairs concur in condemning the projed; they allege among a variety of reafons, that a Colony at fuch an immenfe diftance from the fettled parts of America and from the Ocean, can neither benefit either
Mother Country, that they muft become immediately a and all communication of a commercial nature with them, be a vain attempt; from the difficulty and expence attending the tranfport of commodities to them, which would fo enhance the price thereof as to make it utterly impoffible for them to purchafe fuch commodities, for they could not raife a produce of any kind, that would anfwer fo difficult and expenfive tranfport back; fuch Colony therefore muft be their own Manufadurers; and the great expence of maintaining Troops there for their protedion, be a dead weight on Govern' The scheme alarms exwithout the hopes of reaping any advantage hereafter. tremely all the fettled parts of America, the people of property being juftly apprehensive of confequences that muft inevitably enfue, that fuch a Colony mil only become a drain to them {now but thinly peopled) of an infinite number of their
ihofe fettled parts, or the
loft

people

to both,

lower

clafs

of

Inhabitants,

who

the defire

of

novelty alone will induce to

change their fituation; and the withdrawing of thofe Inhabitants will reduce the value of lands in the provinces even to nothing, and make it impoffible for the Patentees to

pay

the Quit Rents; by

which

it

is evident,

hisMaj'^:' intereft muft be

very

much

prejudiced.

Add
how

to this the great

probability, I

may

venture to fay

Ohio will draw on an Indian war; it Ohio Indians have always been to our intereft, and their jealoufy of fuch a fettlement fo near them, must be eafily forefeen, therefore, as fuch a war would affed at lea ft the near eft Provinces, as well as the New Colony your Lord'' muft exped thofe provinces, will not fail to make heavy complaints of the inattention of Govern' to their intereft. I cannot therefore but think it my duty to recommend to your Lord*" not to fuffer this
certainty, that the attempting a fettlement on

being

well

known,

ill

affeded

the

fcheme
ftantial

to

have effed, at

leaft, until

your Lord* fhall have from


thoroughly fenfible of
its

the

moft fub-

and

clear proofs, been

made

utility.

DUNMORE.
Colony to prote($l the grants already made to the foldiers for fer\'ices rendered in Indian wars, were acceptedby the Ohio Company early in December 1770. George Mercer, the agent for this Company in London, writing to Wafhington, Dec. 18, 1770% advifed him that the 200,000 acres claimed by officers of the Virginia troops had been accepted by the Company as valid, and that their rights fhould be refpedled. This conceffion being made, no further attempt upon the part of the Colony to prevent a ceffion to the Ohio Company was enadled. Inactivity, however, upon the part of thofe interefted caufed the matter to remain in an unfettled ftate until

The

efforts

upon the part

of the

1772,

name

when a grant bearing that date was delivered. This grant was made out in the of the Grand Company, and included much of the fertile lands acquired by the
in 1770.
28"', after

Colony at the Cherokee convention at Lochaber

The Affembly

of

1770 was prorogued on June

having difcuffed at fome

length the queftions of

commerce and

taxation.

an Affociation was entered into by various members of the Houfe of Burgeffcs and by a large number of merchants of Williamfburg and vicinity. Governor Botetourt writing to the Secretary of State' on June 3o"'following, called particular atten22''

On June

tion
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tion to this Affociation, which

ftated that the purpofe

was

for the purpofe of raifing

in the form of a petition. He which granted certain duties a revenue, and to be reheved from hardfhips refulting from

had been prefented

to

him
a(5l

to effect the repeal of the

the unhmited juridi(5tion of the Courts of Admiralty.


In commenting upon this Affociation, Governor Botetourt was of the Opinion the merchants of England were largely refponfible for its adoption, and that various letters intended to promote diftrefs had emanated from America with this obje(5t in view. A printed copy of the Affociation was forwarded at the time by Governor Botetourt Numerous copies were Hkewife circulated throughout the to the Secretary of State. colony and many received the fignatures of prominent refidents in their refpe(5tive Several copies of this Affociation, o endorfed, are on file in the Library of counties.
Congrefs.

C^e

"Association" TEnteraA 'into T.asX Trlda?.

tlje

22d instant,

b? tbe (Beittle-

men

of t^e 'Jfouse of burgesses, and


tl)ls

t^e ^06)^ of ^erct^ants.

"[i^ssembUd In

Clt^.

moft dutiful and loyal fubjedlsof Fzrgima, declaring our fidelity and attachment to our gracious fovereign, our affedtion for all our fellow fubjedts of Great Britain, and our firm determination to fupport, at the hazard of our lives and fortunes, the laws, the peace, and good order of government in this colony but at the fame time affedled with great and juft apprehenfions of the fatal confequences certainly to follow from the arbitrary impofition of taxes on the people of America, for the purpofe of raifmg a revenue from them, without the confent of their reprefentatives and as we confider it to be the indifpenfible duty of every virtuous member of fociety to prevent the ruin, and promote the happinefs, of his country, by every lawful means,
his Majefty's

We

inviolable

and imfhaken

although in the profecution of fuch a laudable and neceffary defign f ome unhappy confequences may be derived to many innocent fellow fubjedts, whom we wifh not

and who we hope will impute our condudl to the real neceffity of our by thefe reafons, we do moft eameftly recommend this our affociation to the ferious attention of all Gentlemen, merchants, traders, and other inhabitants of this colony, not doubting but they will readily and cordially accede thereto. And at the fame time we, and every of us, do moft folemnly oblige ourfelves, upon our word and honour, to promote the welfare and commercial interefts of all thofe truly worthy merchants, traders, and others, inhabitants of this colony, who fnall hereafter conform to the fpirit of this affociation but that we will upon all'occafions, and at all times hereafter, avoid purchafing any commodity or article of goods whatfoever from any importer or feller of Britifh merchandife or European goods whom we may know or believe, in violation of the effential interefts of this colony, to have preferred their own private emolimient, by importing or felling articles prohibited by this affociato injure,
:

affairs

Influenced

tion, to the deftrudlion of the deareft rights of the

people of this colony.

And

more effeftual difcovery of fuch defaulters, it is refolved. That a committee of five be chofen in every county, by the majority of affociators in each county, who, or any three of them, are hereby authorized to publifh the names of fuch figners of the affociation as fhall violate their agreement and when there fhall be an importation of goods into any county, fuch committee, or any three of them, are empowered to convene themfelves, and in a civil manner apply to the merchant or importers concerned and delire to fee the invoices and papers refpedting fuch importation, and if they find any goods there in contrary to the affociation to let the importers know that it is the opinion and
for the
;

requeft of the country that fuch goods fhall not be opened or ftored, but

refhipped to the place from whence they

came And
:

in cafe of refufal,

without

any manner of violence, inform them of the confequence, and proceed to publifh an accoimt of their condudt.
Secondly
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That we the fubfcribers, as well by our own example as all Secondly. other legal ways and means in our power, will promote and encourage induf try and frugality, and dif courage a manner of luxmy and extravagance. That we will not hereafter, direftly or indiredtly, import, or catife Thirdly.
to be imported, from Great Britain,
for fale or for oiir

any of the goods hereafter enumerated,

either

own

ufe; to wit, fpirits, cider, perry, beer, ale, porter, malt,

peafe, beef,

fifh,

butter, cheefe, tallow, candles, fruit, pickles, confedtionary,

chairs, tables, looking glaffes, carriages, joiners

forts, riband, India goods of all forts, except fpices

fterUng per yard, uphoKtery (by which is made.fumittire for beds, and carpetting)watches, clocks, filverfmiths work of all forts, filks of all forts (except womens bonnets and hats, fewing filk, and netting

work, and cabinet work of all and calico of more than 3 5. meant paper hangings, beds ready

cotton ftuffs of more than 3 s. fterUng per yard, hnens of more than 2 s. fterling per yard (except Irifh linens) gauze, lawns, cambrick of more than 6 5. fterUng per yard, woollen and worfted f tuffs of all forts of more than 2 5, fterling per yard, broadcloths of more than 8 5. fterUng per yard, narrow cloths of all kinds of more than 4 5. fterUng per yard, not lefs than 7-8*'' yard wide, hats of
filk)

greater value than 10

s.

fterling, ftockings of

more than 5 5. fterling per pair, and womens exceeding 40 s. fterUng, excliifive of bridles, which are allowed, portmanteaus, f addle bags, and all other manxifadlured leather, neither oil or painters colours, if both, or either of them, be fubje<5t to any duty after the i'' And that we will not import, or caufe to be imported, any of December next. horfes, nor purchafe thofe which may be imported by others after the i " of November next. Fourthly. That we will not import or bring into the colony or caufe to be imported or brought into the colony, either by fea or land, any flaves, or make fale of any upon commiffion, or purchafe any flave or flaves that may be imported by others after the i '* day of November next, unlets the fame have been twelve months upon the continent. That we will not import any wines, on which a duty is laid by a($l Fifthly.
fhoes of
of Parliament for the purpofe of raifmg a revenue in America, or purchafe fuch

more than 36 s. fterUng per dozen, boots, faddles, mens exceeding 255.

as

be imported by others, after the 1 " day of September next. That no wine be imported by any of the fubfcribers or other perfon, from any of the colonies on this continent, or any other place, from the time of figning this affociation, contrary to the terms thereof. That all fuch goods as may or fhall be imported into this Seventhly.
Sixthly.

may

colony, in confequence of their having been rejefted


of otir lifter colonies.fhall not

by the

affociation

com;

be purchaf ed by any aff ociator but mittees in any that we will exert every lawful means in our power abfolutely to prevent the fale of all fuch goods, and to caufe the fame to be exported as quickly as poffible. Eighthly. That we wiU not receive from Great Britain, or make fale of, upon commiffion, any of the articles above excepted to after the firft day of September next, nor any of thofe articles which may have been really and bona fide ordered by us, after the 25''' of December next. Ninthly. That we will not receive into our cuftody, make fale of, or become chargeable with any of the articles aforementioned, that may be ordered after the i s^^ of June inftant, nor give orders for any from this time and that in
;

all

orders which any of us

may

hereafter fend to Great Britain

we

will expreffly

diredl

and requef t our correfpondents not to fhip us any of the articles before exif any fuch goods are fhipped contrary to the tenour of this agreewe will refufe to take the fame or make ourf elves chargeable therewith. ment Provided neverthelefs, that fuch goods as are already on hand, or may be imported according to the true intent and meaning of this Affociation, may be
cepted, and

continued for

fale.

Tenthly

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That a committee of merchants, to be named by their own body, when called together by their chairman, be appointed to take under their confideration the general f tate of the trade in this colony, and report to the affociation,
Tentkly.

at their next meeting, a

lift

of fuch other manufacftures of Great Britain, or

commodities of any kind whatever, now imported, as may reafonably, and with benefit to the colony, be excepted to. Eleventhly. That we do hereby engage ourfelves, by thofe moft facred ties of honour and love to our country, that we will not, either upon the goods which we have already upon hand or may hereafter import within the true meaning of this affociation, make any advance in price, with a view to profit by the reftri(5lions hereby laid on the trade of this colony. That we will not at any time hereafter, diredlly or indiredlly, Twelfthly. import, or caufe to be imported, or purchafe from any perfon who fhall import, any merchandife or manufadlures exported from Great Britain, which are, or hereafter fhall be, taxed by adl of Parliament for the purpofes of raifing a revenue in America. Refolved, That a meeting of the affociators fhall be called at the difcretion the of Moderator, or at the requeft of twenty members of the affociation,fignified to him in writing and in cafe of the death of the prefent Moderator, the next perfon fubfcribing hereto be confidered as Moderator, and adl as fuch tmtil the next general meeting. That thefe refolves fhall be binding on all and each of the fubfcriLaftly. bers, who do hereby, each and every perfon for himf elf agree that he will ftridtly and firmly adhere to and abide by every article of this affociation from the time
;

of this figning the

fame

until the adt of Parliament

which impofes a duty on


fhall

tea,

paper, glafs,and painters colours, be totally repealed, or until a general meeting


of one

hundred

affociators, after

one month 's publick notice,


ftill

determine

otherwife, the twelfth article of this agreement


force, until the

and

for ever continuing in

contrary be declared by a general meeting of the members of this


22'*

affociation.

Signed in Williamfhurg, this

of June, 1770.

COLUMN
Ro. C. Nicholas. Richard Bland.

NO.

I.

COLUMN
of the Trade.

NO.

2.

Peyton Randolph, Moderator.

Andrew Sprowle, Chairman

John Alexander. John Burton.


William Clayton. Richard Randolph.

Edmund Pendleton. Archibald Gary.


Richard Henry Lee.

Benjamin Harrifon.
P. Carrington.

James

Pride.
Acrill.

Henry

Lee.

WilHam

Charles Carter, Corotoman.

Peter Poythrefs.

Thomas

Jefferfon.

James Mercer.
N. Edwards, jun.

Severn Eyre. Thomas Whiting.

Richard Adams.

Edward Hack

Mofeley, jun.

Thomas Newton,
Francis Peyton.

jun.

George Wafhington. Burwell Baffett. Spencer M. Ball. James Walker.

Thomas

Barber.

Lewis Burwell.

James Cocke.
Richard Baker.

Edward Ofborn.
Southy Simpfon. Richard Lee.

Benjamin Howard.
R. Rutherford. Archibald Campbell.

COLUMN

XXX

COLUMN NO.
James Balfour.

3.

COLUMN
John Blair. James Wallace.

NO.

4.

W.

Cabell, jun.

Daniel Barraud.

Richard Mitchell.
Cornelius Thomas. James Denniftone.

James Mills. David Jamefon. Charles Duncan. John Wayles. John Bell. Thomas Adams. Henry Taylor.
Alexander Shaw.

William Snodgrafs.

Benjamin Baker.
Patrick Coutts.
Neill Campbell.

John DoneHon.
Neil

M 'Coull.
Jett.

John Banifter

Thomas

Thomas

Bailey.

William Robinfon.

Samuel Kerr. James Robinfon.


Archibald Ritchie.

James Wood.
Boiling Stark.

Samuel Efkridge.

Thomas

Pettus.

Thomas

Stith.

John Woodfon. Henry Field, jun.


William Roane.

James Edmondfon. Anthony WaUce. John Wilfon, of Augufta.


George Logan.
5.

WiHon

Miles Cary.

COLUMN
W. Lyne. Edward Ker.

NO.

COLUMN

NO.

6.

John Hutchings.

Alexander Banks.

John Johnfon. Archibald Govan.

Alexander Trent.

Hugh M'Mekin.
Foufhee Tebbs. Archibald M 'Call. Daniel Hutchings.

John Talbott.
Jofeph Cabell. Gardner Fleming.

Samuel Harwood.

Henry Morfe.
Nathaniel Terry. Ifaac Read. William Rind.

Humphrey Roberts. Thomas M. Randolph.


Robert Wormeley Carter. Jerman Baker. John Gilchrift James Archdeacon. Robert Donald. James M 'Dowall.
Alexander Baine.

Benjamin Harrifon, jun.


Jofiah Granbery.

James Robb.
Neil Jamiefon.

John Smith.
Purdie

Walter Peter. Robert Crooks. John Winn.

&

Dixon.

John Efdale.
Nathaniel Lyttleton Savage.

James Buchanan.

Thomas

Scott.

Jacob Wray.

COLUMN
John
Fifher.

NO.

7.

COLUMN

NO.

8.

Archibald Buchanan.

Hartwell Cocke. Edwin Gray.


Daniel

Andrew Mackie. Thomas Everard.


George Purdie.
Patrick Ramfay.

M 'Galium.
Nelfon, jun.

James Donald.

Thomas

Robert Gilmour.

Walter Boyd. John Tabb.

George

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George Riddell. John Bland. Robert Miller.


Francis Lightfoot Lee.
'

Richard Booker.

Meriwether Smith. Ro. Munford, Mecklenburg.

John Page, jun. Robert Andrews. John Tayloe Corbin. John Tazewell. John Prentis.
William Holt. John Greenhow. Haldenby Dixon. William Ruffell.

Roger Atkinfon.
J.

H. Norton.
of Gloucefter

Lewis Burwell,

Abraham
Edward
Neill

Hite.

James Parker.
Brifbane.

Thomas Homfby.

James Baird.
Buchanan.

This agreement entered into by the Burgeffes and merchants of the colony was not Various committees appointed to operate in the refpedlive as defired. counties, enforced for the time being the refolutions of the Affociation, thereby hoping
as
eflfe<5live

to
is

promote induftry throughout the colony. The plan however, was not fatiffacStory, as noted in Governor Nelfon's letter to Lord Hillfborough, Secretary of State, dated
19"',

Dec.

1770.

Williamfburg, Deer'

19, 1770.

My
eral

Lord,

hands.

Your Lord^'s difpatch No. 37, direded to Lord Botetourt is ju ft come to my I fhall be happy to be informed of His Majeft^'s pleafure upon tlte fevof

Affembly which were paffed in the la ft feffion as foon as it is known. The Spirit of Affociation which hath prevailed in this Colony for fome time paft, feems to me from the defedion of the Northern Provinces, to be cooling every day. There was a meeting appointed to be held the 14"^ of this month upon this fubjed, but fo few A ffociators met, that they did nothing but adjourn till next fummer, which difcovers fuch lukewarmnefs as convinces me that this Engagement will foon die away and come to nought. Having in a former letter acquainted your Lordfhip with the progrefs we are making towards completing the line between the Cherokee Indians and this colony, I fhall not now trouble your Lord^ on that fubjed. Lord Botetourt / pre fume advifed your Lord'' of the preffing neceffity he was under of adopting fo unufual a meafure as that of drawing upon His Majefty's Quit rents for four hundred pounds. Permit me My Lord to exprefs my moft grateful and humble acknowledgments of His Maj't^'s goodnefs in acquiefcing in this fir ft attempt of the fort, and to affure you that we fhall be far from endeavouring to draw this frefh inftance of His Majefty's favour into precedent. I obferve what your Lord'' fays about the appointment of M'. Wormeley or M'. Digges to a feat at the Council Board. They are both well qualified for it, tho' one of them lives at a more convenient diftance than the other from the feat of Government. Knowing that Lord Botetourt had wrote to your Lord'' on this fubjed, and confidering that he was a much better judge of the fitnefs of Men to be preferred, I declined recommending any one to your Lord'' to fupply the place of M' Blair on his refignation. I have the honour to be with the greateft deference and refpect.

Ads

My

Lord,

Your Lord^'s

obedient humble fervant,

WM. NELSON.
ate

P.

During the feffion of the Affembly of July 1 77 1 the queftion of an American epifcopwas agitated, and in fome of the Northern colonies the prefs warmly advocated fuch a meafure. The co-operation of Virginia was fought by New York and New Jerfey in
their
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King upon the fubjed, and Reverend Dr. Cooper, prefident of King's College, New York and Rev. Dr. McKean vifited the Southern colonies with As a refult of the vifit of thefe deputies a convocation of the clergy this objedl in view. was held, though only a few attended; the Rev. John Camm, of Virginia, taking an a<5live part in the proceedings, was one of thofe who joined in the petition to the crown iirging its eftablifhment. Fottr of the clergy in attendance, Henley, Gwatkin, Hewitt, and Bland, entered a proteft againft this fcheme to introduce a bifhopric, advancing as an argument that fuch an adlion would endanger the exiftence of the Britifh Empire in
their effort to petition the

America.

The Affembly having expreffed its dif approbation of the projedl, all efforts foon relaxed, and the movement ended when a vote of thanks was extended by the Houfe of Burgeffes, through Richard Henry Lee and Richard Bland, to the protefting clergymen
for their "wife

and well-timed oppofition:" Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, 'That the Thanks of this Houfe be given to the Reverend M'' Henley, the Reverend M' Gwatkin, the Reverend M"' Hewitt, and the Reverend M'' Bland, for the wife and well timed Oppofition they have made to the pernicious Projedl of a few mif taken Clergymen, for introducing an American Bifhop a Meafure by which much Difturbance, great Anxiety, and Apprehenfion.would certainly take Place among his Majefty 's faithful American Subje<5ls; and that M"' Richard Henry Lee, and M' Bland, do acquaint them
;

therewith.

Campbell, in commenting upon this attempt to eftablifh an Epifcopate in America, outlines the pofition of both fides in this controverfy

and the bench The prothem and the United controverfy between rife to gave a minifters four the teft of war of pamphlets New and a and York and Jerfey Epif copal Conventions of New newfpapers enfued in the Northern and Middle States and the ftamp adl itfelf according to fome writers, did not evoke more bitter denunciations, nor more violent threats, than the projedl of an epifcopate New England was in a flame It was believed, that if bifhops fhould be fent over they would unite againft it. with the Governors in oppofition to the rights of America. The laity of the Epifcopal Church in America were, excepting a fmall minority, oppofed to the meafure. Neither the people of Virginia, nor any of the American colonies, were at any time willing to receive a bifhop appointed by the Englifh government. Among the advocates of the fcheme the Rev. Jonatltan Boucher took a prominent part, and he fuftained it ably from the pulpit. He held that the refufal of Virginiato confent to the appointment of a bifhop.was'to unchurch the church and his views on this fubjedl were re-echoed by Lowth, Bifhop of Oxford, in an anniverfary fermon delivered before the Society for the Propagation of the Gofpel in Foreign Parts. On this point of ecclefiaftical government the members of the eftablifhment in Virginia appear to have been looked upon as themIn one fenfe they were fo; but their repugnance was to prelfelves diff enters. epifcopate a prelatic bifhop was in their minds affociated with the acy, not to the ideas of expenfe beyond their means, and of oppofition to the principles of Boucher, in a fermon that he preached in this year at St. Mary's civil liberty. Church, in Caroline County, of which he was then re(5lor, fays of the diffenters in Virginia: 'I might almoft as well pretend to count the gnats that buzz around us in a fummer's evening." "The fcheme of fending over a bifliop had been entertained more than a himdred years before and Dean Swift at one time entertained hopes of being made Bifhop of Virginia, with power, as is faid, to ordain priefts and deacons for all the colonies, and to parcel them out into deaneries, parifhes, chapels, etc., and to recommend and prefent thereto. The favorite fermons of many of the
"

Churchmen naturally
were arrayed

fided with the Englifh government,

of bifhops

in oppofition to the rights of the Colonies.

;'

Virginia clergy were Sterne's." Campbcll-Hiftory of Virginia, pp. 561-62.

The

Set page 122.

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convened on Monday the lo"" day of February, in the 12"' year of the George III. The death of Botetourt on Odober 15*^, 1770; the temporary appointment of Nelfon to a(5t as Governor, and the tranffer of Lord Dunmore from New York to Virginia refulted in the proclamation of Odober 12, 1771, for difThis adlion upon the part of Lord Dunmore was taken folving the General Affembly. fhortly after his arrival in Virginia, and was followed by prorogations of November 20"* and December i2" of the fame year. The firft announcement of Dunmore, of importance to the colony, was the difallowance by George III of an adl of Affembly for appointing a commiffion to regulate the Indian trade. This adlion upon the part of the crown refulted in much diffatiffadlion, and coming at a time when the boundary between the Cherokees and Virginia was being ftirveyed, gave rife to much fpeculation regarding the management of Indian trade in

The Affembly

of 1772

reign of

this

new

territory.

Additional territory was alfo in contemplation, in fadl negotiations were then

pending for large poffeffions owned by the Indians and adjoining Virginia's weftem boundary. This queftion was determined during the latter part of 1772, and eftabhfhed a line running weftward from White Top Mountains in latitude 36 and 36'. By the conclufion of this treaty the fettlers on the Watauga River were left within the Indian limits, which neceffitated a leafe which extended for a term of eight years, for which the Indians were paid Six Thoufand Dollars. On March 19, 1775, a deed in fee fimple for this tra(5t of land was given upon This deed was in the name of Charles Robertfon, a further confideration of ^2000.
reprefentative of the Great
fix

Watauga
or

Settlers'

Affociation,
tracft

and embraced

all

the territory

within the following botmds:'


fton,

"All that

on the waters of the Watauga, Holthence a direct line in nearly a fouth


of the

Canaway

New

River, beginning on the fouth or fouthweft of Holfton


;

River

miles above Long Ifiand in that river

courfe to the ridge dividing the waters of the

Watauga from the waters

Nona-

chucky and along the ridge in a southeafterly diredtion to the Blue Ridge or line dividing North Carolina from the Cherokee lands thence along the Blu Ridge to the Virginia
;

line

to the beginning, including all the waters of the Watauga, part of the waters of Holfton, and the head branches of New River or the Great Canaway, agreeable to the aforefaid boundaries."
;

and weft along fuch

line to the

Holfton River

In 1772 Jacob Brown leafed from the Cherokees, for a horfeload of goods, a tradl on the Watauga and Nonachucky Rivers. On March, 25, 1775, he fecured for a further confideration of ten fhillings a deed in fee for the leafed tra(5l, as well as an
additional tradl of confiderable extent.

The boundary of the firft of thefe bodies of land ran from the mouth of Great Limeftone Creek, thence up the fame to its main fork to the ridge dividing the Watauga and Nonachucky Rivers; thence to the head of Indian Creek, where it joins the Great Iron Mountains and along those mountains to the Nonachucky River; acrofs the Nonachucky River, including
its

creeks,

and down the


tradt lying

fide of the

Nonachucky Mountain

against the mouth of the Great Limeftone Creek, and from thence to the place of beginning.

The fecond purchafe comprifed a mouth of Big Limeftone on both fides


fcribed.

on the Nonachucky River below the

of the river

and adjoining the

tradl juft de-

Its boimdaries are defined as beginning on the fouth fide of the Nonachucky River below the old fields that lie below the Limeftone on the north fide of Nonachucky Mountain at a large rock, thence north 32 weft to the mouth of Camp Creek on the fouth fide of the river thence acrofs the river thence purfuing a northwefterly courfe to the dividing ridge between Lick Creek and the Watauga or Holfton Rivers, thence along the dividing ridge to the reft of Brown 's lands thence down the main fork of Big Limeftone to its mouth; thence croffmg the Nonachucky River and purfuing a straight courfe to the Nonachucky Moimtains, and along fuch mountains to the
;
; ;

beginning. '

Henderfon 's

Ramley's Annalsof Tenneffee

p. 109.

'

Fifth

Annual Report

of

Bureau

of Ethnology, p. 109.

xxxiv

Henderfon's purchafe of March 17, 1775 was concluded at Sycamore Shoals on the Watauga River. By the terms of this featy Richard Henderfon and eight other private citizens, purchafed for 10,000 lbs. in merchandife, all the land lying between the Kentucky and Cumberland Rivers. This purchafe was made under the name of the "Colony of Tranfylvania in North America." The two deeds conveying this

property were commonly known as the "Path Deed" and the "Great Grant ;" the former beginning on the //o//'i!ow, "Where the courfe of Powell's Mountain ftrikes the fame; thence up the river to the croffing of the Virginia Line; thence wefterly along the line run by Donelfon *** to a point six Englifh miles of Long Ifland in Holfton River thence a diredl courfe towards the mouth of the Great Kanawha until it reaches the top
of the ridge of Powell's Mountain thence wefterly along faid ridge to the beginning. This trad; was located in northeaft Tenneffee and the extreme fouthweftem comer of
;

Virginia.

The fecond deed known as the "Great Grant" comprifed the territory beginning on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Kentucky, Cherokee, or what, by the Englifh, is called Louifa river thence up faid river and the mof t northwardly fork of the fame to the head fpring thereof; thence a foutheaft courfe to the ridge of Powell's Mountain; thence weftwardly along the ridge of faid mountain to a point from which a northweft courfe will ftrike the head fpring of the moft fouthwardly branch of Cumberland
;

River; thence

down
it

faid river, including all its waters, to

the Ohio River; thence

up

meanders to the beginning.' be feen from this ftatement of the boundary that this tradl comprifed nearly the whole of central and weftem Kentucky, as well as part of northern
faid river as
It will

central

Tenneffee.

the report of the treaty commiffioners of 1785 it is noted that Henderfon's purchafe did not extend fouth of the Cumberland River proper.^ This ftatement
is

From

not upheld by

literal

reading of the boimdaries given,

as they include all the


of terri-

territory watered

by the Cumberland River and its various branches. very thorough and comprehenfive map, outlining all Cherokee ceffions
found
in

tory, will be

Charles C. Royce."
of Ethnology.

the excellent accoimt of the "Cherokee Nation of Indians, by This account is contained in the Fifth Report of the Bureau

Royce in commenting upon the various treaties of the Cherokees calls attention to all grants of private individuals were regarded as legally inoperative, though in fome inftances the beneficiaries were permitted to enjoy the benefits of their purchafes in a modified degree. All fuch purchafes had been inhibited by royal proclamation of King George III. under date of Odober 7, 1763,3 wherein all provincial governors were forbidden to grant lands or iffue land warrants locatable upon any territory weft of the mountains of the fources of ftreams flowing into the Atlantic. All private perfons were enjoined from purchafing lands from the Indians, and purchafes of fuch lands could only be made for the crown by the governor or commander-in-chief of the colony, at fome general council or affembly of the Indians convened for that purpofe.
the fact that

In the particular purchafe


thereof were afterwards claimed
limits.

made by Henderfon and


by the

his coadjutors, the benefits

authorities of Virginia

and North Carolina

for thofe States, as the fucceffors of the

royal prerogative within their refpedlive

In confideration, however, of Henderfon's valuable fervices on the frontier,

in compenfation for his large expenditures of money in negotiating the purchafe, the legiflature of North Carolina in 1783 granted to him and thofe interefted with him, a tradl of 200,000 acres*, conftituting a ftrip of land four miles in width from Old

and

Indian
width,

Town on
down

Powell's River to the mouth,

and thence a
is

ftrip,

the Clinch River.

The

legiflature of Virginia alfo

twelve miles in granted them a tradl


Ind.^

of like extent

upon the Ohio River, oppofite what

now

Evanfville,

A
'

'

Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology pp. 148-149. J American State Papers, Indian Affairs, Vol. i, p. 38. Martin's North Carolina, s Haywood's Tenneffee, pp. 16, 17. Ramfey's Annals of Tenneffee, p. 204.
Fifth

Vol. II, p. 339.

XXXV

thorough and comprehenfive map drawn from plate No. 8, of the Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology, appears as the frontifpiece in this volume. The fedlion defignated by the numerals, 3, 4, 5, and 7, can be readily traced by dotted lines. Beginning near CarroUon on the Ohio, and following the Kentucky River to the mountains, thence a diredl line to a point interfedling the boundary eftablifhed in

The irregular 5 and 7. boundary of Sedlions 4 begins at Point Pleafant, and follows the Kanawha River to
1770, clearly diftinguifhes the dividing line between fedlions

the AUeghanies, thence along


follows the

New

River to the

mouth

of Cripple Creek.

Sedlion

3,

Mine eaft to the first interfedling range, thence fouthweft to Virginia's prefent Southern line. Sedtion 3 denotes the land acquired by the treaty of Odober 14, 1768, nearly the
Chifwell's
entire tracfl being in fouthweftern Virgiyiia.
Se(5lion 4

mountain range from

was acquired by the treaty

of

which was signed at Lochabar, South Carolina. This tradt lay in Virginia, Weft Virginia, Northeaft Tenneffee and the Eaft end of Kentucky. Sedlion 5 included the territory which now lies in Virginia, Weft Virginia, and Eaftern Kentucky and was acquired by treaty of 1772. The treaty of March 17, 1775, fhown on the map as sedlion 7, included the territory now forming a part of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tenneffee. This treaty was between Richard Henderfon and the various fettlers who were interefted with him in fettling this particular fedlion. The treaty of 1772 being confummated prior to the meeting of the Affembly, no legiflation was neceffary for its ratification. The Seffion of this year however, was charadlerized by many important adls which were paffed for the promotion of internal improvement. Such important matters as improving the navigation of the Potomac; the opening of a road from Warm Springs to Jenning's Gap; the determination to clear Mattapony River, and of circumventing the falls of James River, by a canal from Weftham to a point below Richmond, and a canal from Archer's Hope Creek to Queen's Creek, through Williamfburg, to connedl James River with the River York, were favorably adled upon. At no time in the hiftory of the colony had fuch ftupendous undertakings been fuggefted, much lefs received ferious conlideration, and the legiflation of this Affembly marks an era in Virginia's development which is
18, 1770,
,

Odober

particularly noteworthy;

John
Richmond, July, 1906.

P.

Kennedy.

JOURNAL
of
th<

House

of Burgesses
1770

Burgeffes
Accomack
Albemarle

Thomas Parramore
Southey Simpfon

Goochland
Halifax

t*John Woodfon

Thomas Mann Randolph


Nathaniel Terry

Amelia

Thomas Walker Thomas Jefferfon t*John Winn


Robert Munford
William Cabell, Jr. t*Comelius Thomas
Gabriel Jones

Walter Coles
Hampfliire

Abram

Hite

Amherft
Augufta
Bedford
Botetourt

Hanover
Henrico

James Mercer William Macon,

Jr.

Patrick Henry, Jr.

John Wilfon
t*John Talbot
Charles Lynch

Richard Randolph Richard Adams

Me

of

Wight

Richard Baker

James Bridger James City


Lewis Burwell Robt. Carter Nicholas

William Prefton *John Bowyer


Nathaniel Edwardsjr.

Brunfwick

Thomas
Buckingham
Caroline

Stith

Jameftown King and Queen

Champion

Travis

Jofeph Cabell

William Lyne John T. Corbin


Charles Carter

t*Benjamin Howard
Pendleton Walker Tahaferro

King George
King William
Lancafter

Edmund

t*William Robinfon
Carter Braxton

Charles City

Benjamin Harrifon t*WilHam Acrill


Ifaac

Bernard Moore Richard Mitchell


Charles Carter

Charlotte

Read
Loudoun
Louifa

Paul Carrington
Chefterfield

Francis Peyton

Archibald Cary

James Hamilton
Thomas John fon
Richard Anderfon

Edward Ofbome
The College
Culpeper

John Henry Pendleton t*Henry Field, Jr.


Blair, Jr.

Lunenburg
Mecklenburg
Middlefex

t^Thomas Pettus Lodowick Farmer

Cumberland
Dinwiddle
Elizabeth City

John Mayo
Alexander Trent
Boiling Starke

Matthew Marrable
Robert Munford
Philip Ludwell

Grymes

John Banifter

James Wallace Wilfon Miles Cary


William Roane

Nanfemond

Gawin Corbin Lemuel Riddick Benjamin Baker


Burwell Baffett William Clayton

Effex
Fairfax

New Kent
Norfolk
Norfolk Borough

James Edmondfon
George Wafhington

Thomas Newton,
John Wilfon

Jr.

John Weft
Fauquier
Frederick

James Scott

Jofeph Hutchings

Thomas

Marfhall

Northampton
Northumberland
Orange

Robert Rutherford

John Burton Severn Eyre


t SpencerMottrom Ball Samuel Efkridge

James Wood
Gloucefter

Lewis Burwell Thomas Whiting

James Walker t^Thomas Barbour

*Not fhown by the Journal to have been prefent during the Affembly.
tSigned the Affociation of Jvuie 22, 1770.

[4]
Pittfylvania

t*John Donelfon

Stafford

Prince

Edward

Hugh Innes Thomas Scott


*Pachall Greenhill

John Alexander *Thomfon Mafon


Hartwell Cocke t*Thomas Bailey

Surry
Suffex

Prince George

Richard Bland Peter Poythrefs

David Mafon t*James Bell


t*William Harwood William Digges

Prince William

Henry Lee Fouhee Tebbs

Warwick
Jr.

Princefs

Anne

Edward Hack Mofeley,


*John Ackifs

Weftmoreland
William fburg

Richard Henry Lee Richard Lee

Richmond
Southampton
Spotfylvania

Robert Wormeley Carter t *Francis Lightfoot Lee


f *Edwin Gray t*Henry Taylor Benjamin Grymes Roger Dixon

Peyton Randolph

York

Dudley Digges

Thomas Nelfon,

Jr.

*Not fhown by the Journal to have been prefent during the Affembly. tSigned the Affociation of June 22, 1770.

Changes
Amelia

in the

Perfonnel, 1770.

Loudoun
Suffex

Robert Munford fucceeded Thomas Tabb Jofias Clapham fucceeded James Hamilton James Bell fucceeded John Edmunds

JOURNAL
of
the

B House of DURGESSES OUSE OF


5tton6ay.
t\)(t

2Ut

of Mlaj. 10 <Bco.

III.

irrO.

Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that the Governor had deHvered to him, defired him to lay before the Houfe, an Extra<5l of a Letter to his Excellency from the Earl oi Hillf borough, da.ted Whitehall, February 17"", 1770, upon the Subje<5l Matters of the Addreffes of this Houfe refpecting the Importation of Copper-money, the further Extenfion of the Boundary Line betwixt this Colony and the Indians,' and the Importation of Salt from ioreign European Ports. And he delivered the Extradt in at the Clerk's Table. Ordered, That the faid Extradt do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members

MR

and

of the Houfe.

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to be of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of 5ri/'/"e:>; in the Room of M"" John Edmunds," deceafed and that M"' L'aw'd Mafon do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs. Several Petitions of fundry Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie, Amelia, Brunfwick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Charlotte and Suffex, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the very great quantities of Tobacco brought to the Warehoufes for Infpe(5tion of that Commodity on Appomattox River, render it impoffible for the prefent Infpedtors to give proper Difpatch and therefore praying that another Infpedtion of Tobacco may be eftablifhed on the Lots of Col. Robert Boiling, which he lately purchafed of M' Patrick Ramfay, in the Town of Blandjord, on the faid River. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of propolitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,

made out

for the electing

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Several Petitions of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of

whofe Names

the County of Dinwiddie, are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting

forth, that the Quantities of

are fo increafed, that the prefent Houfes are not fufficient to contain them,
;

Tobacco brought to the Warehoufes on Appomattox River and the Infpedtors cannot give the Planters reafonable Difpatch and therefore praying that another Infpedtion of Tobacco may be eftabHfhed on the Land of Robert Boiling, Gentleman, between Boiling's old Warehoufe and Bollingbrook, as a Place more proper and convenient for that Purpofe than Blandjord. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition
George,
fetting

of the Redlor and Veftry of the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read forth, that the Glebe of the faid Parifh is inconveniently fituated, and con-

tains
'

Cherokees.

'

James

Bell.

[6]
more than One Hundred and Ninety-two Acres and therefore praying that the faid Glebe may be fold, and another, more convenient, purchafed. and Ordered, That the faid Petition be refen-ed to the Committee for Religion; thereOpinion their with fame, report the that they do examine the Matter thereof, and
tains no
;

102

upon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Richard Eppes, of the County of Prince George, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Ferry over James River from City Point, in Charles the County aforefaid to Shirley Hundred, at the Ship Landing, in the County of diflong been hath and City, is a private Grievance, and not convenient to the PubUc, made in ufed; and therefore praying that fo much of the Ad' of General x\ffembly, the Sixth Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, as eftabUfhed
the faid Ferry,
Ordered,
;

may

be repealed.

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

was prefented to the 1755, was employed Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the petitioner, in by Lieutenant John Hamilton, of the Virginia Regiment, to transport, by Water, Fortyfour Recruits, from Mattox to Alexandria, on Potomack River, and faithfully performed the Service, but had received no Satiffadion for it, not knowing to whom he fhould apply, the faid Hamilton having been killed in the Campaign of that Year and therefore praying that the Houfe will make him a reafonable Satiffadtion for his faid Service, Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion

Petition of

John Ballantine,

of the

County

of Weftmoreland,

the Year

thereupon, to the Houfe. A Meffage from the Governor,


M."

by

M''

Walthoe:

Speaker,

His Excellency the Governor has commanded me to lay before your Houfe, and to recommend to your immediate Notice, certain Letters and Papers, relative to Indian Affairs.

And he prefented
Ordered,

the faid Letters and Papers at the Bar. That the faid Letters and Papers do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by
M''

the Members of the Houfe. The Houfe being informed that

Nathaniel Edwards,'' one of the Members for the

County
fion

of Brunfwick, had, fince his Election for the faid Covmty, accepted a Commiffrom the Deputy Secretary of this Colony to execute the Office of Clerk of the Court of the faid County of Brunfwick, but had not qualified under his faid Commiffion, the faid County Court having refufed to admit him to the faid Office A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, That the faid M'' Edwards is capable to fit and vote as a Member of this Houfe.
It

was

refolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered,

out for

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to be made the electing of a Burgefs^ to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the
of Effex, in the

County

Room

of M'' William Roane,

who, fmce his Eledlion for the

Deputy Attorney for the King in the faid upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs. and that M"' Edmondfon do wait County; A Bill to continue and amend the A(5l, intituled. An Ad'* for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majcfty's Cuftoms, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the faid Bill. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.
faid County, hath accepted the Office of

163

Hening, IV, p. 362. Huning, VIII, p. 69.

'

Succeeded by John Jones

in 177

1.

Roane was

re-elected.

[7]
^ues6a?,
tl)e

226

of Mla^. 10 (Beo. Ul. 1770.

ORDERED,

That the Petition for feveral Merchants, Planters, and others, praying that a Tobacco Infpedion may be eftablifhed at Low Point, on Chipoake's Creek, which, upon Tuefday the Twelfth Day of December laft, was ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the Counties of Prince George and Brunfr"'i wick, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; taking Notice of the Petition prefented to this Houfe for removing the Warehoufes from Cabin Point to Low Point, and fetting forth that the latter is a much more inconvenient Place for an Infpedlion that the former; and therefore praying that the faid
;

Petition, for a

Removal,

may

be rejected.

That the faid petitions be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A
land,

Petition of fundry Freeholders and Houfekeepers, of the County of Weftmorewhofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read;

184

made to this Houfe, for new modelling the Counties Neck; and fetting forth the Difficulties and Expenfes of executing, and the ill Confequences which will refult from the propofed Alteration; and therefore praying that the Boundaries of the faid Counties may remain as they are. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Petition of feveral Freeholders, Merchants, and others, of the County of Weftmoreland, and the adjacent Counties, praying that the Infpe<5lion of Tobacco at Stratford Landing may be difcontinued, which, upon Friday the eighth Day of December laft, was ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of feveral Freeholders and Houfekeepers, Inhabitants of the County of Weftmoreland, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read, taking Notice of the Petition prefented to this House, for difcontinuing the Infpedlion at Stratford Landing; and fetting forth that the Reafons affigned for the
taking Notice of the Application
in the Northern
;
;

fame are
tinued.

infufficient

and therefore praying that the

faid Infpedtion

may

be con-

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Baylor Walker and William Fleet, Executors of the laft Will and Tefta-

ment

of

John Semple, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read

fetting forth,

that in the Year 1765, the faid John Semple, having become bound with Philip Rootes, who was appointed Sheriff of the County of King and Queen, as his Surety for the faithful

fome Meafures to be relieved from the faid Engagement, John Robinfon, Efquire, then Treafurer, obUged himfelf and his Reprefentatives to fave harmlefs the faid John Semple, who thereupon thought Death of the it unnecef fary to provide further for his Indemnification but after the was a Judgment Treafurer, fucceeding faid John Robinfon, on a Motion of the for Balance the recovered againft the faid John Semple for 1271 /. 8 5. 7 d. his of Taxes colleded by the faid Philip Rootes, and his Deputies, during the Time of
Execution of that
Office,

and intending

to take

Sheriffalty,

and
in

Cofts, to fatiffy
;

which Judgment

the faid Decedent's Eftate hath


it

been taken

Execution and

that the petitioners conceive

to be juft

and

equitable,

that

[8]
that the
received

Money and Cofts recovered as aforefaid, fhould be confidered as fo much by the laid John Robinfon, to whom, as Treaf urer, the faid Philip Rootes was

accountable for the fame, and be added to his pubHc Account, and that the Eftate of the faid John Semple fhould be difcharged from the faid Judgment; and therefore humbly fubmitting the Cafe to the Wifdom and Juftice of the Houfe, and praying

fuch Relief as to them fhall feem equitable. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of PubHc Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion
;

thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported, from the Committee to

whom the

Bill to

vef t certain

Lands, whereof John Robinfon, Efquire, died feized, in Truft for Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, and his Children, in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee has examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true, and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put
thereupon, was agreed to
Ordered,
M''

by the Houfe. That the Bill, with the Amendment, be

ingroffed.

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of Richard Eppes, to them referred, praying that fo much of the Ad; of General Af fembly paf fed in the Sixth year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled. An Ad^ for fettling new Ferries over James, Appomattox, Nottoway, Rappahannock, and Potomack River, as eftablifhes a Ferry from City Point, in the County of Prince George, to the Ship Landing at Shirley Hundred, in the County of Charles City, may be repealed, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which the Committee had directed him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, mz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition is reafonable.

les

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the fourth Refolution of the faid Committee which was agreed to by the Houfe upon Monday the thirteenth Day of November laft,

that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the faid Refolution

Committee, which hath been this Day agreed to by the Houfe. of Henry Townfend, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that the Petitioner had ferved upwards of four Years in the faid Regiment, and on the twelfth Day of November, in the Year 1758, was fo wounded in his Breaft and Arm, that he is unable to labour; and therefore praying that this Houfe will take his Cafe into Confideration, and grant him fuch i?'t'^i Relief as to them fhall feem reafonable. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe was moved, that the Extrad; of a Letter to his Excellency the Governor, from the Earl of Hillfborough, which was Yefterday ordered to lie upon the Table, might be read.
of the faid

Petition

And
returning
of the

the fame being read accordingly,

Refolved,

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, him the Thanks of this Houfe for the very early Attention he hath been
Line,

pleafed to give to their former Addreffes, refpedling the Copper Coin, the Extenfion

Boundary

and the Importation

of Salt into this

Colony and intreating his Lordfhip


;

'

Hening, IV.

p. 362.

[9]
Lordfhip to ufe his further good Offices in endeavoring to procure Succefs to the eameft Defires of this Houfe in thofe feveral important Articles. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to be prefented
to the Governor,

upon the

faid Refolution. of M'' Treafurer, M"' Bland,

And a Committee was appointed


and
M''

M' Richard Henry Lee,

Harrifon.

That the Letters' which have paffed between the Committee of Correfpondence, and the Agent for this Colony, fmce the twenty-first Day of December laft,
Ordered,

be laid before the Houfe.

166

The Houfe was moved, that the Letters and papers relative to Indian Affairs, mentioned in his Excellency the Governor's Maffage to this Houfe, which were Yefterday ordered to lie upon the Table, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly. Ordered, That the faid Meffage, Letters, and Papers, be taken into Confideration To-morrow. Refolved, That this Houfe will, To-morrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and Papers relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned. A Petition of the Juftices of the County of James City, was prefented to the Houfe, and read letting forth that the Petitioners and the Corporation of the City of William fburg had, for their mutual Convenience and Benefit, entered into a Contracl; to build a commodious Court-Houfe at their joint Expence but that there is no Situation fit for the Purpofe, within the Line of the faid County, as it is now eftablifhed and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs for adding to the faid County fo much of the Market Square, in the faid City, as lies on the North Side of the Main Street, as far as Nicholfon Street, and between Hugh Walker's Lot and the Paling where M'' Haldenby Dixon's Store ftands, and for empowering the Petitioners to fell a Lot of Land, whereon their prefent Court-Houfe ftands, in the faid City, and applying the proceeds of fuch Sale towards difcharging their Proportion of the Expence of building a new Court-Houfe.
;

And

also

Mayor, Recorder, Alderman, and Common Council, of the City of Williamfburg, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth their Agreement with the Court of the County of James City to join in building a Court-Houfe on the Market Square of the faid City; and therefore praying that Part of the faid Market Square may be added to the faid County of James City, and that the Petitioners may be permitted to ufe the Guard-Houfe, in the faid City, the Guard being difcontinued, as and for a Market-Houfe. Ordered, That the faid feveral Petitions be feverally referred to the Committee of Proportions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Nathaniel Littleton Savage, of the County of Northampton, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner is feized in Fee Tail of Eighteen Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of York, and that it will be greatly to the Intereft of the Petitioner, as well as thofe claiming under him, to dock the Intail of the faid Land and therefore praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for

Petition of the

that Purpofe.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Eyre and M"^ Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of the Juftices of Peace of the County of Culpeper, and the Attomies
Ordered,
;

practicing in the Court of the faid Coimty, praying that the Court

Day

of the faid

County may be altered from the third Thurfday to the third Monday in every Month. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition; and that M'' Henry Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. An ingroffed Bill for eftablifhing a Town in the County of Piitfylvania was
,

read the third Time.


Refolved
"

Committee of Correfpondence Papers

17 59- 17 74.

lO

Refolved,

That the That


IVP

Bill

do pafs; and that the Title


Bill to

be,

An Ad'

for eftablifhing

Town
rance.

in the County of Pittfylvania.

Ordered,

Bland do carry the

the Council, and defire their Concuris?

Fees of the Clerk and Serjeant of the Court of Huftings, for the City of Williamfburg, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. An engroffed Bill to oblige the Owners of Mills, Hedges, or Stops, on the Rivers therein mentioned, to make Openings or Slopes therein, for the Paffage of Fifh, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to oblige the Owners of Mills, Hedges, or Stops, on the Rivers therein mentioned, to make Openings or Slopes
Bill for fettling the
therein, for the

Paffage
M''

of Fifh.

Ordered,
rence.

That

Bland do carry the

Bill to the Council,

and

defire their

Concur-

AnEngroffedSz'// to prevent Mafters or Skippers of Veffels from felling fpirituous own Crews, in fmall Quantities, was read the third Time. And a Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill do pafs It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Bill be reje6ted. A Bill for the Relief of Parifhes from fuch Charges as may arife from Baftard Children born within the fame, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee for Religion. A Petition of the Freeholders and Houfekeepers, of the Parifh of Htmgars, in the County of Northampton, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; complaining of the irregular Eledlion, and inconvenient Refidence, and fome illegal Practices and unwarrantable Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh; and therefore praying that the faid Veftry may be diffolved. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of fundry of the Inhabitants of this Colony, whofe Names are thereunto fufbcribed, was prefented to the Houfe and read fetting forth, that a Ferry eftablifhed from the Land of John Laidler, in the Province of Maryland, over Potomack River, to this Colony, is very advantageous to the Inhabitants of both, and that the Brick-Houfe Landing, in the County of Weftmoreland, formerly belonging to Henry Wafhington, deceafed, is the moft convenient Place for Paffengers over the faid Ferry to be put on Shore at; and therefore praying that the faid Brick-Houfe Landing may be declared a Public Landing, and a road be opened from thence to the Weftmoreland main Road,
Liquors, except to their
;

as

it

now

runs.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the

Committee

of Propofitions

and

Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
Ordered, That an Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, to order a Writ to be made out for the ele6ting of Burgeffes' to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Botetourt, no Writ having been iffued for that Purpofe; and that M' John Wilfon, of Augufta, do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

Hening, VIII, p. 417 (Chatham.) William Prefton and John Bowyer.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 361.

Wdbn^tsbaY, l^e 236 of

^a^,

10 (Beo.

III.

1770.

A
188

Thomas Smnner, Proprietor of the Public Warelioufe, at Conftance's County of Nanfetnond, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that, at the Time the Rent of the faid Warehoufe was fettled to be paid out of the eight Pence per Hogfhead, great Quantities of Tobacco were brought there to be infpeded which obliged the Petitioner to build large Houfes for their Reception but that fince, the Hogflieads of Tobacco brought there are fo few that the Rents are not fuificient to defray the Expence of necef fary Repairs and therefore praying that a certain yearly Rent for the faid Warehoufe, for the future, may be paid by the Public. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee of Proportions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Petition of
in the
; ;
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, from the Committee of Correfpondence, accordand the Agent for this Colony, fmce the 2 1 ft Day of December laft. And the faid Letters were read. Ordered, That the faid Letters do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members of the Houfe. A Bill to continue and amend the Ad' for better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Hubard.
M''

ing to Order, the Letters which have paffed between the faid Committee,

W Speaker,
The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An A<5t^ to oblige the Owners of Hedges or Stops,, on the Rivers therein mentioned, to make Openings or Slopes And alfo therein, for the Paffage of Fifh, without any Amendment. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl^ for eftablifhing a Town in the County of Pittfylvania, with an Amendment; to which Amendment the Council defire
Mills,

the

Concurrence of

this

Houfe.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew.

Several petitions of fundry of the Inhabitants of the County oiSpotfylvania, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; taking Notice

an AppHcation made to this Houfe for appointing the General Mufters and Courts Martial in the faid County, to be in or near the Center thereof, and fetting forth that fuch a Regulation would be unreafonable and inconvenient, and therefore praying that the law relating to the Appointment of Mufters and Courts Martial in that Refpect
of

may
jgj

not be altered.
Ordered,

That the

faid Petitions

do

lie

upon the Table.

Inhabitants of the County of Augufta, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that the Time by Law appointed for General Mufters is very inconvenient, and therefore praying that the

A Petition of the
Law may be

faid

altered,

by appointing General Mufters


lie

to

be

in

the

Month

of

September or Odober. Ordered, That the faid Petition do

to the Houfe, and Wife as Tenants in Right of the read; fetting forth that the Petitioners are feized in Fee

Petition of

David Meade, and Sarah

upon the Table. his wife, was prefented

Hening, VII,

p. 93.

'

Ibid, VIII. p. 361.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 417 (Chatham.)

12 ]

Fee Tail of and in a Tradl of Land, in the County of Northampton, fituate on King's Creek, and the Bay of Chefapeak, containing Six Hundred Acres and that it will be greatly for the Advantage of the petitioners and their Pofterity, to dock the Intail of the faid Land, and, in Lieu thereof, fettle other Lands of equal or greater Value, in the County of Nanfemond, whereof the faid David Meade is feized in Fee Simple, to the fame Ufes; and therefore praying that an AA may pafs for that Purpofe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Blair and M'' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. A Bill to continue an Acft, intituled, An Ad^ for regidating the Pradice of Attornies, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. A Petition of Martin Shearman, and Robert Mitchell, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Deep Creek Warehoufe, in the County of Lancafter, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that the faid Warehoufe was broke open in the Year 1759, and Three Thoufand and Fifteen Pounds of Crop Tobacco were taken out of it, for which the petitioners were obliged to pay 60 /. 6 5. that the faid Warehoufe was again broke open in the year 1762, and One Thoufand Nine Hundred Pounds of Crop Tobacco were taken out of it, for which the Petitioners were obliged to pay 19 /. and that fmce Five Thoufand Nine Hundred Pounds of Tranffer Tobacco were ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, for which the Petitioners were obliged to pay 59 /.and that this Houfe had been pleafed in this Seffion to reimburfe the faid laft mentioned Sum of Money, and praying they may alfo be reimburfed the two former Sums of Money, amounting to 79 /. 6 5. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Samuel Meredith was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that the Petitioner is feized as Tenant in Fee Tail of a Tra(5l of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, and hath no Slaves to work thereon, and that it would be greatly to his Intereft to fell the faid Land, and apply the Money arifing from the Sale, to the Purchafe of other Land and Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes as the faid intailed Land and therefore praying that an A<5t may pafs for that Purpofe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M"' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. An engroffed Bill from the Council, intituled. An Ad to prevent felling Oyfters at unfeafonable Times, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will now refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole
;

170

Houfe upon the faid Bill. The Houfe accordingly refolved


the faid Bill. M' Speaker
left

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe upon

the Chair.

Bill

M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had directed him to report the to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the

Clerk's Table.

A Motion was made,


Refolved,

and the Queftion being put, that the

Bill

be read a third Time

It paffed in the Negative.

That the Bill be rejedled. A Bill to impower the Inhabitants of New-Kent County, to retail Cyder and Brandy, the Produce of their own Orchards, was read a fecond Time. A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill be committed;
It

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved

'

Hening, VI,

p. 140.

13]
to

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be rejedled.

A
ment

Bill to

amend

the

Acft, intituled,

An Ad'

amend

the

Ad

for the better Govern-

of Servants

Refolved,
ances.

and Slaves, was read a fecond Time. That the Bill be committed to the Committee

of Propofitions

and Griev-

A Bill to repeal an Adl made in the Twenty-fecond Year of his late Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad'' concerning Strays, and to eftablifh a more effectual Method to prevent
Frauds committed by Perfons taking up Strays, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances.

A Bill to dock the Intail of Two Thoufand Eight Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Bnmfwick, whereof Armiftead Lightfoot is feized in Fee Tail and vefting the fame in Truftees for certain Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to all the Members who ferve for the Counties of York, Brunfwick, Goochland, James City, Surry and Suffex. A Bill for encouraging the making of Hemp, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee of Trade. A Bill to amend an A6t, intituled An Ad again ft ftealing Hogs, was read a fecond
Time.
Refolved,
ances.

That the

Bill

be committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Griev-

171

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to fufpend the Execution of an Adl, to amend An Ad, intituled An Ad for the Infpedion of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch and Turpentine; and that M'' Riddick do prepare and bring in the fame. The Order of the Day being read Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Friday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and papers, relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned.
Ordered,
intituled

An Ad^

M''

Riddick prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to fufpend the

Execution of an Adl, intituled An


of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch

Ad to amend an Ad, intituled An Ad for the Infpedion and Turpentine; and the fame was received, and read

the

firft

time.

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. impower certain Truftees to leafe the Lands of the Pamunkey Indians and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to all the Members who ferve for the Counties of King William, Caroline, Hanover, New-Kent, and King & Queen. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.
Refolved,

Bill to

Ol)urs6ar.

tl)(t

24tl) of yCia^, 10 (Beo. Ill 1770.

A
Baker,
firft

Bill to

W Riddick, W Edmund Pendleton, and Harrifon. W Henry Pendleton prefented the Houfe according to Order, a
M''

fufpend the Execution of an Adl, intituled An Ad to amend an Ad, intifor the Infpedion of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be com.mitteAto'W Richard Baker, Benjamin
tuled

An Ad

to

Bill for altering

the Court

Day

of the

County of Culpeper; and the fame was


Bill

received,

and read the

Time.
Refolved,

be read a fecond Time. was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that the Petitioner is feized in Fee Tail, under the Will of his Father, Auguftine Moore, Gentleman, deceafed, of and in a valuable Tradl of Land, containing about Eighteen

That the

Petition of Bernard Moore, Efq;

'

Hening, VIII,

p. 135.

Ibid, VI, p. 133.

Ibid, VIII, p. 351.

14

Eighteen Hundred Acres, lying on Maitapony River, in the County of King William, and having a numerous Family, cannot make any Provifion for his younger Children, without diftributing his few Slaves among them, whereby his Heir will be left without any to work his intailed Lands and that if the faid intailed Lands, which will produce a great Price, were vefted in Truftees to be fold, and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of frefh upper Lands, and fome Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, the Heir would have a much more profitable Eftate, when he fucceeds to the fame, and the Petitioner, in the mean Time, might be enabled, from the Profits, to make a better Provifion for his younger Children and therefore praying that an Adl may paf s for that Purpofe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Richard Henry Lee do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Robert Burwell was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that the Petitioner, under the Will of his Father, Nathaniel Burwell, late of the County of GloHcefter,'Eiq deceafed, is feized as Tenant in Fee Tail, of a Tradl or Parcel of Land, at Warwick fqneak Bay, in the Parifh of Newport, and County of I -fie of Wight and that it will be advantageous to the Petitioner, as well as to his Iffue, and thofe claiming in Remainder or Reverfion, if he can fell the faid Lands, and, in Lieu thereof, fettle, to the fame Ufes, other Lands, of greater Value, lying at Bull Run, in the Coionty of Prince William, whereof he is feized as Tenant in Fee Simple and therefore praying that an A(ft may pafs to dock the Intail of the faid Lands in I fie of Wight, and fettle an Equivalent for the fame out of his faid Lands in Prince William County. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Richard Baker do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of feveral Perfons, Inhabitants of the Counties of Halifax and Charlotte, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that a Ferry over Staunton River, at a Ford about Two Miles above Fuqua's, would be more convenient than the Ferry now kept at the latter Place and therefore praying that the faid Ferry may be removed to the faid Ford. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
; ;
;

their Opinion thereupon,

to the Houfe.

Petition of feveral Perfons, inhabiting on the

South Side of Dan River,

in the

County of Halifax, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that the Court of the faid County hath ordered a way to be viewed for a Road to be opened to the Little Falls of Dan River, below the Mouth of Hyco, which hath been reported to be convenient, and therefore praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed at the faid Place, from the Land of Richard Jones, on the South Side, to the Land of the Reverend M' Miles Selden, Clerk, on the North Side of the faid
;

River.
Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of Charles Lewis, Gentleman, and of John Lewis, Gentleman, his eldeft Son and Heir apparent, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that by A(5l of General Af fembly [paf fed in the Thirty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, a Tra(5l of Land, containing Eighteen Hundred and Fifty Acres, lying on Tye River, in that Part of the County of Albemarle, which is now the County of Amherft, was vefted in the faid Charles Lewis, and the male Heirs of his Body that the faid Charles Lewis hath delivered Poffeffion of the faid Land to his faid eldeft Son, who hath the life and Occupation thereof; that the faid John Lewis having lately obtained a Grant of Eleven Hundred and Forty-fix Acres of Land, lying on Dan River, in the County of Pittfylvania, to which he hath removed, is def irons that the faid Lands in Amherft may be fold, and the faid Dan River Lands, which are of greater Value, be fettled in Lieu thereof; and that the faid Charles Lewis confents to fuch fettlement, being fatisfied the fame will be advantageous to his faid Son and Family and therefore praying
; ;
;

that

15]

that an A(5l
Ordered,
;

may

pafs to veft the faid Tye River Lands in the faid John Lewis in Fee

Simple, and to fettle the other Lands in Lieu thereof.


178

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M"' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Ad paffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfing the Counties of Hanover and King William the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River; and that M' Henry and M"^ John) on do prepare and bring in the fame. Blair prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill' to veft certain Lands in David Meade in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David and Sarah his wife are feized, in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands in Lieu thereof; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of George Brooke, Gentleman, was prefented to the Houfe, and read

is feized in Fee Tail, under the Will of his Grandfather, George Braxton, Efq deceafed, and a Family Settlement, of a Tracft of Land, containing Five Hundred and Seventy-eight Acres, lying on Mattapony River, in the County of
;

fetting forth, that the Petitioner

King William; and that he

is feized in Fee Simple of a more valuable Tradl, called Mantapike, containing Seven Hundred and Eighty Acres, lying in the Cotmty of King Queen, on which he has made confiderable Improvements, and is defirous to give

&

the fame to his eldeft Son, but cannot do fo unlefs he


for his

is impowered to make Provifion yovmger Children out of the faid King William Lands; and therefore praying that an Adt may pafs to veft the faid Lands, in the Coimty of King William, in the Petitioner in Fee Simple, and to fettle the faid Mantapike Lands in Tail in Lieu thereof. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill perfuant to the Prayer of the faid petition and that M'' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the Adt, intituled An Ad." for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms; Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into the faid Committee. A Bill to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rooies, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond
;

Time.
Refolved,

That the

Bill

be committed to

M''

Dixon and

all

the

Members who

ferve

for the Counties of Gloucefter,

King & an Adt for increafing the Salary of the Minifter of the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Mercer, M"' Stark, and M"' Edmund
Queen, Caroline, and York.

Bill to repeal

Pendleton.

Bill to explain
of

and amend the Adt,

intituled

An

Ad,i

to

confirm the Charter of the

Borough
"*

Norfolk, and for enlarging the Jurifdidion of the Court of Huftings,

in the

City of Williamfburg,
Refolved, ances.

was read a fecond Time. That the Bill be committed to the Committee
dock the
Intail of certain

of Propofitions

and Griev-

A
is

Bill to

Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq;

feized, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read

a fecond Time.
Refolved,

That the

ferve for the Counties of Gloucefter, Caroline,

And

then the

be committed to M^ Richard Lee, and all the Members who King William and Hanover. Morning Eleven of the Clock. till Tomorrow Houfe adjourned
Bill

'

Hening, VIII, 470.

'

Ibid, VIII, 69.

Ibid, IV, 341-

i6]

Trl6ar. tbe 25tb of

yttay:,

10 <bzo.

III.

1770.

Claim of Matthew Anderfon for his Pay, as a Serjeant in the Virginia Regiment, in the Year 1759, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft certain Lands, whereof Bernard Moore, Efq is feized in Fee Tail, in Truftees to be fold, and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes; and the fame was received and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for the more fpeedy Adminiftration of Juftice in this Colony and that M'' Richard Henry Lee, Archibald Cary, Bland, Henry, Riddick, Edmund Pendleton, M' Treafurer, Blair, M"" Mercer, M'' Jones, M'' Carrington, and M'' Richard Baker, do prepare and bring in the fame. M"' Edmund Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized, in John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame Ufes; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Eyre prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft certain intailed Lands and Slaves therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Littleton Savage, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to fettle other Lands, in Lieu thereof and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
; ;

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Bland prefented to the Houfe, from the Committee of Correfpondence, according to Order, another Letter to the faid Committee from the Agent for this Colony, fince the 2 1 ft Day of December laf t. And the faid Letter was read. Ordered, That the faid Letter do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members
Refolved,
M''

of the Houfe.

upon Tuefday laft, to draw to be prefented to the Governor, that the Committee had drawn up an Addrefs accordingly, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the same in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz.
M""

Treafurer reported from the Committee appointed,

up an Addrefs

176

My Lord,
We
Leave
to

his Majefty's moft dutiful

and

loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes

of

Virginia,

beg

your Excellency our flncere Thanks for our former Addreffes and Memorial refpecting the Extenfion of our Boundary to the Weftward, the Importation of Salt from foreign European Ports, and the future Currency of Copper Coin within this Colony. N"! His Majefty's great Goodnefs in fo immediately referring the humble Petitions of his dutiful Subjeds to his Board of Trade and Plantations cannot but afford us the higheft
prefent
to

the early Attention

you have

been pleafed

to give

Satiffaction,

and we acknowledge with Pleafure

the great

Candor

of his Majefty's principal

Secretary of State for this Department in having the Confederation of the fevcral Matters,

mentioned in your Lordfhip's Meffage, poftponed, till the Agent for this Colony fhould receive proper [nftrudions from us; but, my Lord, having already through your Excellency, to us the moft agreeable Channel of conveying to the Throne our humble Requefts, fubmitted
to his Majefty's Wifdom our Reafons for defiring a more extended Boundary, we have nothing farther to add on that head, except that, if the Truth of any of the Fads contained in our humble Memorial fhould be doubted, we are perfuaded it may be eftablifhed by unqueftionable Proofs.

The

17 ]

The Foundation of our Wifhes refpeding the free Importation of Salt we truft is and underftood, and, as to the Copper Money, which we defire to have our humble Reqnefl is that it may be current here as in Great Britain, us, circulating amongft allowing for the Difference between Sterling Money and the Currency of this Colony at the
alfo fully explained

Rate

of Twenty-five per Cent.


It

only therefore remains for us

to

entreat your Lordfhip, in

whom we

have abundant

Reafon
to

to repofe the greateft Confidence, to ufe


to the

your farther good

Offices in endeavoring

procure Succefs

earneft Defires of this

Houfe in

thefe feveral

important Articles.

The

faid Addrefs being read a fecond

Time

Refolved, That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the faid Addrefs, to be prefented to the Governor. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency by the whole Houfe. Ordered, That the Gentlemen who drew up the faid Addrefs, do wait upon the

Governor to

know

his Pleafure,

when

this

Houfe

fhall attend his

Excellency, to pre-

fent their Addrefs.

The Order of the Day being read Re folved. That this Houfe will, upon Monday
of the

next, refolve

itf elf

into a

Committee

whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and Papers, relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain an Adl of this prefent
Seffion of Affembly,
0/

intituled

An Ad^
;

to

divide the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Counties

176

Fauquier and Prince William and that M"' Mar/'/ia// do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Andrew Eftave was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioner, from his long Refidence in France, hath attained a perfedl Knowledge of the Culture of Vines, and the moft approved Method of making Wine; that having lived in this Colony about two Years, he hath, during that Time, made it his particular Study to be acquainted with the Nature of the Soil, and Cultivation of the wild Grape, which grows fpontaneoufly through this Country, and is both larger and better tafted than the wild Grape in France, and will, properly managed, produce very fine Wine but from the unfuccefsful Attempts made here before by unfkilful People, fuch a Projedt might perhaps meet with Difficulties, not eafily to be removed, without the Af fif tance of the Legiflature and therefore praying this Houfe to allot him One Hundred Acres of Land, in the Neighbourhood of the City of WilUamfhurg, with an Houfe thereon for him to live in, and three Negro Men to affift him, which he would hold on the following Terms, to wit if he fhould not make good merchantable Wine in four Years from the feating and planting the Vineyard, that he fhould pay the Rent of the Land and Hire of the Slaves for that Term, but if he fhould fucceed to the Satiffacftion of the Public, and this Houfe, that then the Land and Slaves aforefaid fhould be and remain his Property, as an Encouragement, for his Difcovery.
;
;

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Trade and that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
;

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for eftablifhing a Town at Rocky County of Chefterfield, and for adding certain Lots to the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico and that M"' Archibald Gary, M"' Adams, M' Richard Randolph, and M'' Trent, do prepare and bring in the fame. M' Mercer reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to repeal the Adl for increafmg the Salary of the Minifter of the Parifh of Frederick, in the Coimty of Frederick, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments theretmto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then
Ordered,

Ridge, in the

a
Hening, VIII, 403.

i8]

to

a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon,were agreed by the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Johi Welch, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner ferved in the faid Regiment feven Years, and was not difcharged until he was difbanded at Fort Lewis in March 1762 and that during that Time he fuffered much from Inclemency of Weather, which has brought on him a Rheumatifm and Weaknefs, and difabled him from getting his Livelihood; and therefore praying, that this Houfe will grant him fuch Relief as they

Petition of

fhall

think meet.
;

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereOrdered,

upon, to the Houfe.

A Bill to compel
antine,

Ships infe(5ted with the Gaol Fever or Small-Pox to perform Quarof Propofitions

was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee
M''

and Griev-

ances.

Archibald Gary reported from the Committee of

Public Claims, to

whom

the

and Teftament referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of John Semple, deceafed, was of the faid Petition, and had direfted him to report the fame, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is
Petition of Baylor Walker and William Fleet, Executors of the laft Will
as followeth,
It
viz.

appeared to your Committee, that John Robinfon, Efq; then Treafurer, did, by an Inftrument of Writing imder his Hand, bearing Date the g^^ Day of July, 1765, oblige himfelf, his Heirs, Executors, and Adminiftrators, to indemnify and fave harmlefs the faid John Semple, his Heirs, Executors, and Adminiftrators, of and from all

Damages whatfoever, which fhould or might arife or accrue to him on Account of his having become Security for Philip Rootes, as High Queen County that after the Death of the faid John Robinfon, which Sheriff of King May next following, a Judgment was recovered againft the faid John in happened Semple, for 1271 /. 8 5, 7 d. for the Balance of Taxes colledled by the faid Philip Rootes, and his Deputies, during the Time of his Sheriffalty, and Cofts; and that the faid Decedent's Eftate hath been taken in Execution to fatiffy the faid Judgment. Whereupon the Committee came to the following Refolution; Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition be rejected. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. An ingroffed Bill to dock the Intail of Four Thoufand Acres of Land, in the County of I-fle of Wight, whereof James Burwell is feized in Fee Tail, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, in Fee Simple, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the
Cofts, Charges, or

or

them

for or

&

third Time.

That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An A d' to dock the Intail of Four Thoufand Acres of Land, in the County of Ifle of Wight, whereof James Burwell is feized in Fee Tail, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, in Fee Simple, and for other
Refolved,

Purpofes therein mentioned. Ordered, That M'' Lewis Burwell, of James City, do carry the Bill to the Council and delire their Concurrence. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendment made by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad for eftablifhing a Town in the County of Pittfylvania.

And
Line

the faid
16,

Amendment was read, and is as followeth, viz. leave out "And be it further enaded by the Authority
481

afore faid, That

from

and
'

Hening, VIII,

p.

19]

after the isi Day of Odober next enfuing, it fhall not be lawful for any Perfon or Perfons, inhabiting within the (aid Town, to raife or keep any Swine, within the Limits thereof, and fuffer the fame to go and ntn at Large within the faid Town. And if any

and

Swine
fame."

fa raifed

the faid

Town,

it

and kept fhall fhall and may

be

found going or running

at Large, within the


to kill

Limits of

be lawful for

any Perfon whatfoever

and

deftroy the

The faid Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that
this

Houfe hath agreed

to

the

Amendment made by them.


whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman,
is

A
in

Bill to veft certain intailed Lands,

feized

1178

John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M' Edmund Pendleton, and all the Members who ferve for the Counties of Amherft, Pittfylvania, Charlotte, and Lunenburg. An ingroffed Bill for fetthng the Fees of the Clerk and Serjeant of the Court of Huftings for the City of Williamfburg, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' for fettling the Fees of the Clerk and Serjeant of the Court of Huftings for the City of Williamfburg. Ordered, That M"' Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

Saturday, t^e 26tl) of ytta^, 10 <Bco.

III.

17 70.

Riddick reported from the Committee of Trade, to whom the petition of Andrew Eftave, containing certain Propofals for the Culture of Vines, and making Wine, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had direAed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Andrew Eftave
; ;

MR
The

ought to be encouraged.
faid Refolution being read a fecond Time,was,

upon the Queftion put thereupon,


;

agreed to by the Houfe.

That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution and that the Committee of Trade do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Office of Sheriffs, and their Deputies and that M'' Bland do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Jofeph Williams was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioner had been robbed of One Hundred and Fifty Pounds of the public Money, collected by him, as Under Sheriff of the County of Lunenburg, in the Year 1764, for which Matthew Marable, Gentleman, High Sheriff of the faid County, had recovered a Judgment againft him; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereOrdered,
; ;

upon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom the Information of M'' Nathaniel Terry, relating to the Accufation reflecting on his Character, was referred, do ftate an Account of the Expences of the Attendance, and taking the Examinations, of the Witneffes before the faid Committee, and before the Commiffioners
in the Country,

and report the fame to the Houfe.

Hening, VIII,

p. 402.

20]
Names

A Petition of f undry Perfons,


ford to Hunting Creek,

Inhabitants of the County of Accomack, whofe

are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; taking Notice of an AppHcation intended to be made to this Houfe for removing the Infpedlion from Guil-

and praying that if a Removal fhall be thought neceffary, it is more convenient than Hunting Creek. Petition be referred to the Committee of propofitions and That the faid Ordered, Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with

i^'J

may be

to Tatham's Landing, which

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


M'' Henry prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to amend an Adl paffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfmg the Counties of Hanover and King William the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River; and the fame

was

received, Refolved,

and read the firft Time. That the Bill be read a fecond Time.
Diffenters of the Baptist Perfuaare thereunto fubfcribed,

A
fion,

Petition of feveral Perfons, being Proteftant

whofe Names

was prefented to the Houfe, and read;

fetting forth the Inconveniences of compelling their licenced Preachers to bear

Arms

under the Militia Law, and to attend Mufters, by which they are linable to perform the Duties of their Fundlion and further fetting forth the Hardfhips they fuffer from the Prohibition to their Minifters to preach in Meeting Houfes, not particularly mentioned in their Licences and therefore praying the Houfe to take their Grievances into Confideration, and to grant them Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
; ;

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning

next Eleven of the Clock.

yUonba^, t^e 26tl) of ^ay;, 10

(&eo.

III.

1770.

County of Accomack, whofe Names was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that the white Tithables, in the faid County, are fo numerous, and the Bufmefs of the Court thereof, is fo multiplied, that the faid County ought to be divided; and therefore praying that the faid County may be divided into two
Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of the

are thereunto

fubfcribed,

Counties.

And alfo a Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of the County of Accomack, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; taking Notice of a Petition intended to be prefented to this Houfe for dividing the faid County, and fetting forth that fuch a Divifion is unneceffary, and would be inconvenient and therefore praying that the faid County may not be divided. Ordered, That the faid feveral Petitions be feverally referred to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and
;

report the fame, with their opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Several Petitions of fundry Freeholders, Inhabitants of the Counties of Prince


George,

Dinwiddie,

Amelia,

Brunfwick,

Lunenburg,

Mecklenburg,

Charlotte,

Prince

Edward, and Suffex, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that the very great Quantities of Tobacco brought to the Warehoufes for the Infpe<5tion of that Commodity on Appomattox River, render it impoffible for the prefent Infpedlors to give proper Difpatch; and therefore praying that another Infpedlion of Tobacco may be eftablifhed on the Lots of Colonel Robert Boiling, which he lately purchafed of M"' Patrick Ramfay, in the Town of Blandford,

180

on the

faid River.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petitions be referred to the

Committee

of propofitions

and

Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

M^

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Pendleton reported from the Committee of Privileges and Eleftions, the Information of M' Nathaniel Terry, relating to the Accufation refiedling on his Charadler, was recommitted, that the Committee had further examined the Matter of the faid Information, and had direcfled him to report the fame, as it appeared
M''

Edmund

to

whom

to them, to the Houfe, together with the Refolutions of the Committee thereupon; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table

where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee by the Evidence of James Bates, that the faid Bates meeting with M' Nathaniel Terry at Halifax Court, the faid Terry enquired of him what Part of his Dues he had paid, to which the faid Bates repHed he could not tell, without The faid Terry then afked, to whom he had paid them, whether feeing his Receipts. to Champnefs Terry? To which the faid Bates made Anfwer, that he had not paid them to the faid Champnefs, but to Mofes Terry and William Moone. Whereupon the faid Terry walked away, and in a little Time after the faid Bates meeting Champnefs Terry, the faid Terry afked him if he had paid him any Money for Dues, whilft he the faid Champnefs was Under Sheriff to M'' Nathaniel Terry? To which the faid Bates anfwered, he had not. Then the faid Champnefs defired he would walk with him, and produced his Sheriff's Book, wherein the faid Bates was credited for Thirtyfive Shillings, obferving at the fame Time, that fuch Entry of Credit was made after the faid Champnefs was gone to the Southward, or Florida, and that he would fwear it was the faid Nathaniel's writing. The faid Champnefs moreover faid, that the faid Nathaniel had vilified him to Col. John Lewis, his particular Friend, for receiving Money which he had not accounted for with the faid Nathaniel, and requefted of the faid Bates, to inform Col. Lewis of the Error; which the faid Bates foon after did, in Prefence of the faid Champnefs. That fome Time after, the faid Bates being in a Converfation with the faid Nathaniel, the faid Nathaniel fignifiied that the faid Bates had taken great Freedoms with his Chara(5ler, but being defired by the faid Bates to mention in what Refpedl, the faid Terry repHed, in many, without taking Notice of any one, in
particular.

The

faid Bates then obferved to the faid Terry, that he could recolledt one Inftance

only of fuch Freedom, and that refpe(5led the Entry of Credit in the Book of Champnefs Terry made by the faid Nathaniel, for Money, which the faid Bates had not paid
to the faid

Champnefs on which the faid Nathaniel confeffed, that he had made fuch Entry, in the Books of the faid Champnefs. That fome Time in the fame Day, a Difpute arifmg between M"" Walter Coles and the faid Nathaniel, the faid Nathaniel denied,
;

that he had given fuch Credit, in the


faid Terry intended to

the faid Coles for faying he had done

Book of Champnefs Terry, and threatened to fue it; and the faid Bates being informed, that the Sue Champnefs Terry for Debt, and the faid Bates for Slander,
Champnefs's Book, wherein
he took Notice that the Credit

had Reoourfe to the


Time, to shew him

faid

before mentioned had been given to him, the faid Champnefs offering, at the

same

many

other Entries

made by

the faid Nathaniel, but the faid Bates

declined looking into them, being in no Wife interefted in them.

That the

faid Bates

Deputy and to accept the said NathanieVs Receipt, in Lieu thereof, the faid Bates thought it prudent to refufe to do fo, being defired by David Terry, Brother to the faid Champnefs, not to give them up, and being moreover apprehenfive of some detriment to himfelf, from fuch compliance. That the faid Champnefs informed the faid Bates, that from the relation of the Wife of the faid Champnefs, the faid Nathaniel had often, in the abfence of the faid Champnefs, applied to her for the faid Champnefs's, Book, but she denied any Knowledge of it unlefs it was put into a small Trunk and by what Means the faid Nathaniel got Poffeffion of the Book, the faid Bates has been informed, but does not now remember. The faid Bates produced a Receipt for the faid Thirty-five Shillings, from the faid William Moone, bearing Date September 19,
of the
Sheriffs,
;

being applied to by the faid Nathaniel, to give

him up the Receipts

1765It further appears to

your Committee by the Evidence of Thomas Yuille, that the


faid

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faid

Y utile,

some Time

in the

Month

of July, 1768, being in

Company with Champnefs

Terry and

M''

Walter Coles, heard the faid Champnefs expreffmg himfelf very freely

on the Charadler of M'' Nathaniel Terry; and among many other approbious Epithets, the faid Champnefs alleged, that he believed his Coufm Nathaniel was as damned a Rogue as any in this Colony, but that it would take 100 honeft Men to find him out; which, together with a flying Report of fome Entries having been made in the faid Champnefs Terry's Book, induced the faid Yuille to ask the faid Champnefs of the Truth of that Report to which the faid Champnefs anfwered, that the faid Nathaniel, in the Time that he the faid Champnefs was gone to the Southward, got at his Sheriff's Book and had made an Entry of Credit therein, of Money, which he'the faid Champnefs had never received and that the faid Nathaniel had brought a Suit againf t him, and among other Articles had charged the Money, which the faid Nathaniel had given Credit for, in the Book, as aforesaid. That fome Time after the Elecflion of Burgeffes, for the County of Halifax, in the Year 1768, the faid Nathaniel confeffed he had given credit in the Book of the faid Champnefs, but that it was not done when the faid Champnefs was gone to the Southward, but in the abfence of the faid Champniefs, at Williamfburg. That the faid Yuille, of his own Knowledge, can say nothing touching the Charadler.or Reputation of the faid Nathaniel. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of John Lewis, Jun. that in the Year 1766 and 1767, Champnefs Terry lived with the faid Lewis, and in the Month of February or March, of the laft mentioned Year, the faid Champnefs informed him. that M"' Nathaniel Terry had made an Entry in the Book of the faid Champnefs, and had given James Bates's Accotmt Credit for Thirty-five Shillings, which the faid Champnefs had never received and which Entry had been made without the Privity or Content of the faid Champnefs. That foon after this information, the faid Champnefs being about to make a Journey to Weft Florida, as the faid Lewis believed, delivered his Books and Papers into the Care of the faid Lewis, and that neither of them, with the Knowledge of the faid Lewis, were infpedied by the faid Nathaniel, in the Abfence of the faid Champnefs. That fome Time after the Return of the faid Champnefs, in the Month of September or Odober following, the faid Nathaniel being in Company with the faid Champnefs, at the faid Lewis's Houfe, the faid Champnefs complained that the wherefaid Nathaniel had ufed him very ill, in Regard to the before mentioned Entry and could not at that upon the faid Nathaniel confeffed, that he did make the Entry, Time recolledl for what Purpofe but that he had no Intention of doing any Injuftice by that Entry. That fubfequent to this Converfation, both the iaid Nathaniel and Champnefs informed the faid Lewis, that they had difcovered the Error of the faid Entry
; ;

181

and were mutually


It further

fatiffied.

appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Robert Wooding, that a Suit having been brought by M' Nathaniel Terry againft Champnefs Terry to recover a balance due to the faid Nathaniel, and referred out of Court to be fettled, as the faid Wooding was told, the faid Wooding, on Application made to him for that Purpofe,

attended at the Time and Place of Meeting, in Order to fwear the Witnef fes but upon the Interceffion of the faid Wooding, with fome others, the contending Parties agreed to give the Referees no further Trouble, and to fettle their Accounts them;

Champnefs expreffed himfelf greatly pleafed, that they ]:ad fettled their Difpute in that Manner, as he would rather have given Forty Pounds, or even his Horfe, than that the fame fhould have been adjufted in a public Manner, as the faid Nathaniel was his near Relation, and he fhould have been obliged
felves.

After which,

the

faid

to expofe him.

appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Mofes Terry, that he was Time M^ Nathaniel Terry and Champnefs Terry were fettling their Accoimts, and difputing who fhould pay the Cofts of the Suits brought by the faid Nathaniel againft the faid Champnefs, when the faid Mofes propofed, in Order to put an End to the Difpute, to pay the Cofts himfelf, which they refufed to accept; and afterwards,
It further

prefent at the

as the faid Mofes underftood, agreed

it

between themfelves.
It

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It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of William Watkins, that one Alexander Troop being chargeable on the Books of M'' Nathaniel Terry, as High Sheriff of Halifax, for his Dues, the faid Watkins went with Champiefs Terry, the Under Sheriff and CoUetftor, to the faid Troop's Houfe, and at the Inftance of the faid Troop, agreed to pay Fifty odd ShiUings, as nearly as the faid Watkins recolledts, for the faid Troop, the faid Champnefs's whole Demand, as he underftood at that Time; which Affumpfit the faid Champnefs accepted, and the faid Watkins, fome Time after, paid the Money to the faid Champnefs. That after the faid Champnefs had left the Country to go to Florida, as was reported, the faid Troop informed the faid Watkins, that one Lankford, another Under Sheriff to the faid Nathaniel, had applied to the faid Troop for Part of his Dues, for the fame Year; whereupon the faid Watkins informed Lankford, of his having paid Champnefs Terry the faid Fifty odd ShiUings, as before mentioned, and was ready to make Affidavit to the Truth thereof .That the Matter refted until the Return of the faid Champnefs, when the faid Watkins meeting with him, for the first Time, at Halifax Court, afked the faid Champnefs, in Pretence of Troop, if he the faid Watkins had not paid him, on Account of the faid Troop, the faid Fifty odd Shillings; to which the faid Champnefs replied, if you fay fo, it is true. That the faid Champnefs, then holding his Book in his Hand, faid that the faid Nathaniel had got it in his Abfence and that it was not as he left it when he went away to Florida. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of George Boyd, that in a Difpute between M"" Nathaniel Terry and M"' Walter Coles, the faid Terry denied that he made the Entry, which the faid Boyd underftood to be an Entry in Champnefs Terry's Sheriff's Book. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Thomas Tunftall, that fome Time in the latter End of the Year 1768, the faid Tunftall being in Company with M"' Nathaniel Terry, Walter Coles, and feveral other Perfons, heard the faid Nathaniel Terry complain of being ill ufed by M'' Thomas Yiiille, who he faid had reported, that he the faid Terry had been guilty of Forgery: To which the faid Coles anfwered, that if what the faid Yuille and himfelf had been informed was true, that he looked upon it to be little fhort of Forgery, or Words to the fame Purpo fe upon which the

demanded what that Information was, and the faid Walter Coles anfwered, that he had been informed, that whilft one Champnefs Terry (who had colledled fome Time imder the faid Nathaniel Terry as Deputy Sheriff) was gone to the Southward, he the faid Terry made an Entry, or Entries of Credits in the Books of the faid Champnefs Terry for Money, which he had never received which, according to the Beft of the faid Tunftall's Remembrance, the faid Terry then denied, and faid, that he had never feen the faid Champnefs Terry's Books, while he was gone to the Southward, and demanded of the faid Coles the Author of fuch Information but the faid Coles refufed to give him his Author upon which the faid Terry declared, that unlef s the faid Coles would do fo, that he would bring a Suit againft him to do Juftice to his Charadler to
faid Terry
;

and that

which the faid Coles anfwered, that he might bring fuch Suit as foon as he pleafed, it would be Time enough upon the Trial of that Suit, to produce his Author
It further

for the Information aforefaid.

appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Champnefs Terry, that he was not prefent at the making of the Entry in his Books by M'' Nathaniel Terry,

whereby a Credit of Thirty five Shillings was placed to the Account of James Bates, but was gone on a Venire to Williamfbiirg: And that fome Time before the faid Champnefs went to the Southward, a Settlement of Accounts was propofed between the faid Champnefs and the faid Nathaniel, upon which the faid Champnefs difcovered the Entry in his Book as aforefaid, and told the faid Nathaniel that he the faid Nathaniel had made an Entry of Credit to James Bates of the aforefaid Sum, which the faid Champnefs faid he never had received, and afked the faid Nathaniel if he had received it, who anfwered he had not; then the iaid Champnefs afked him why he had made fuch Entry, the faid Nathaniel anfwered he did not know, and afked the faid Champnefs, if he the faid Champnefs did not diredt him, which the faid Champnefs denied whereupon

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whereupon a Difference arofe between the faid Champnefs and Nathaniel, that prevented their Settlement at that Time; and about a Year after, the faid Champnefs went to Florida, and foon after his return, being at the Houfe of M"' John Lewis, with the faid Nathaniel, a Difpute arofe between them, and among other Things the aforefaid Entry was mentioned by one or the other, but which the faid Champnefs does not remember however, the faid Champnefs then impeached the faid Nathaniel of Injuftice, in making fuch Entry whereupon the faid Nathaniel faid, it did not appear fo to him at that Time, and that he would clear up the Juftnefs of that Point, by applying to M' James Bates, and if M'' Bates would fay that the faid Thirty-five Shillings was not paid, he the faid Nathaniel would give it up. That at the Time the faid Champnefs was Deputy Sheriff to the faid Nathaniel, he applied to the faid Nathaniel to releafe him, and recommended one William Moone, whom the faid Champnefs had em; ;

182

ployed for the Month of September, 1765, as an Affiftant. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Abraham Shelton, who, on a certain Day, was in Company with James Bates, at the Houfe of Champnefs Terry, and in a very little Time after he got there the faid Terry and Bates engaged in a Converfation refpedling M"' Nathaniel Terry, when the faid Champnefs alleged, that the faid Nathaniel had ufed him very ill, by applying to his the faid Champnefs' s Wife, in his Abfence, for his Sheriff's Book, and made fome Entries of Credit, particularly mentioning the faid James Bates's Account, for which the faid Champnefs faid he ftood charged to the faid Nathaniel. That he believes the faid Champnefs declared he was down the Cotmtry when that, or thofe Entries were made. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Benjamin Lankford, that in the Year 1765, Champnefs Terry, Mofes Terry, Benjamin Terry and the faid LankThat at the Court for Halifax ford, ferved as Under Sheriffs to M'' Nathaniel Terry. Cotmty, in the Month of Odober, the faid Terry informed the faid Lankford, that Champ-

was gone to Williamfburg, and had declined adting any longer in the Office of Under Sheriff; that he fhould be glad if the faid Lankford would ride up with him to the faid Champnefs Terry's, and affift in making out a Book of the Balances, which appeared on the faid Champnefs' s Sheriff's Book, in order to put the fame into the Hands That of one William Moone, whom the faid Nathaniel had employed to colledl them. faid Champnefs' and the faid Nathaniel s the faid Lankford accordingly went up to the afking for the faid Champnefs' s Sheriff's Book, the iaid Champnefs' s Wife delivered it to him, and the faid Lankford tranfcribed from it the Names and Balances of the That the faid feveral Perfons, into another Book, for the faid Moone to colledl by. turned to M"" told the faid when he Lankford James Bates's Moone being prefent, Account on the Book, that he the faid Moone had received of the faid Bates ThirtyThat after the Extradls were made as aforefaid, the faid Nathaniel five Shillings. returned the Book again to the faid Champnefs' s Wife, and fome Time after this Tranfadlion, the faid James Bates told the faid Lankford, that he had paid William Moone
nefs Terry

the faid Thirty-five Shillings.

The Book of the faid Champnefs Terry above mentioned, was produced to your Committee, in which. Page 5, is ftated an Account againft the faid James Bates on the Side, in which Debits are ufually entered, and appofite thereto, is ftated an Accotmt againft Nathaniel Barkfdale, both in the Hand Writing of the faid Champnefs Terry. That at the Foot of the faid Barkfdale's Account, is entered in the Hand Writing of the aforefaid William Moone, thefe Words and Figures, "Sept. 19, 1765, by Cafh paid I /. 155." through which Entry a Line of Erafement appears now to be drawn, and imder it thefe Words, in the Hand Writing of M"" Nathaniel Terry; "This ought to have been James Bates." And at the Foot of Bates's Account, in the fame Hand Writing, is entered, "by 35 5-" It appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Francis Cox, that fome Time about the laft of November, or firft of December, 1765, M"' Nathaniel Terry came to the faid Cox's Houfe, in order to receive and pay for some Pork, which he had bought of the faid Cox, when the faid Terry shewed the faid Cox a confiderable Quantity of Silver; but

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but the faid Cox not thinking the Pork fat enough, put off the Delivery for a Week longer at which Time the faid Terry came again in the Evening, and enquiring whether Benjamin Terry had been there, and being told he had not, the faid Nathaniel faid to the faid Cox, that he could not pay him all the Money for the Pork, unlefs the faid Benjamin came. That in the Morning after, the faid Benjamin came, and the faid Nathaniel afking him if he had got any Money, the faid Benjamin produced a Parcel, containing about 30 /. out of which he offered to pay the faid Cox for the Pork, but Cox objecting to fome of the Money, as bad, the faid Nathaniel afked the faid Benjamin of whom he received it; and he anfwered, of Mrs. Perkins. Then one or the other of the faid Terries faid to Cox, here is more Money, and produced another Parcel, which .appeared to contain a 100 /. at leaft, out of which laft Parcel the faid Cox received the greateft Part of the Payment for his Pork in Bills, and the Refidue in Specie of the faid Nathaniel, amounting in the Whole to about 20 /. That fome Time after, the faid Cox went to Mrs. Perkins, and afking her how fhe came to pay the Terries bad Money, fhe anfwered if fhe had, fhe did not know it, but that her Name was written on the Back of the Money fhe paid to Benjamin Terry. That the faid Cox afterwards difcovered the faid Mrs. Perkins's Name was written on fome or all of the Bills he received of M"^ Nathaniel Terry or the faid Benjamin as aforefaid, which faid Bills proved to be good. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Bethenia Chadwell, that the faid Bethenia had been to Orange Court, in North Carolina, which was held on the fecond Tuefday in November, 1765, and upon her return Home, which, to the beft of her Remembrance, was on the Thurfday following, fhe was informed that one Benjamin Terry, who was Under Sheriff of the County of Halifax, had levied an Execution fued out upon a Judgment obtained in the Court of the faid County, by John Pleafants, againft the faid Bethenia, as Executrix of her late Hufband Nicholas Perkins, on a Negro Boy, which was carried away by the faid Benjamin to the Houfe of the faid Benjamin s Father. That in two or three Days the Boy made his Efcape, and returned Home alone to the faid Bethenia, and in a fhort Time after the Return of the Boy, the faid Benjamin came again to the Houfe of the faid Bethenia, when fhe paid him 22 I. 17 5. in Difcharge of Part of the faid Execution, and between 8 /. and 9 I. in Paper Currency, for her Dues, at the fame Time. That in the fucceeding Summer after this Tranfaftion, the faid Benjamin, with the faid Nathaniel, came again, and afking to fee the Receipt fhe had taken of the faid Benjamin, for the Execution Money, the faid Bethenia fearched near an Hour for the fame, to no Purpofe; though fhe afterwards found it, and delivered it to M' Pom/ CarnMg/ow, but never gave either of the faid Terries Notice of her having found the faid Receipt, which Receipt bears Date the 9*''
;

of December, 1764.

your Committee by the Evidence of Benjamin Lankjord, that Benjamin Terry, Father to the faid Benjamin, to whofe Houfe the faid Negro Boy was carried as aforefaid, lived at the Diftance of 20 Miles from the faid Nathaniel
It further appears to

Terry.

appears to your Committee by the Evidence of John Chadwell, that fome Time after the faid Benjamin Terry had received the Money on Pleafant's Execution of
It further

Bethenia Perkins,
in fearching for

now

the Wife of the faid Chadwell, he

came

in

Company with

M''

Nathaniel Terry to the faid Chadwell's Houfe, and was a confiderable

Time employed

fome Papers, but of what Kind, the faid Chadwell does not remember. It further appears to your Committee by the Evidence of Thomas Tunftall, that the Execution iffued on Pleafant's Judgment againft Perkin's Eftate, was returnable to December Court, and that he does not remember the exadl Time when the fame was returned but that it is not cuf tomary to return any Execution before the Return Day. It further appears to your Committee by the Record of the Proceedings of Halifax Court, in the faid Pleafant's Suit againft the faid Bethenia Perkins, that the Execution fued out againft her, bears date the 2 5<^'' Day of September, 1765, and is made returnable to the Cotut, on the third Thurfday in December following. That the Return on the faid Execution, in the Hand Writing of the faid Nathaniel Terry, is in the fol;

lowing

[26]
lowing Words, 'Executed on a Negro Boy, who has made his Efcape, " and figned by the aid Benjamin Terry.
'

It further

Member of this Houfe,


for

appears to your Committee by the Evidence of M"' Paul Carrington, a that the faid Carrington profecuted a Suit in the Court of Halifax,

John Pleafants, againft the Executors of Nicholas Perkins; that an Execution was

ordered, which appears to have been iffued in the

Month

of September, 1765, returnable

to the December Court following, M"' Nathaniel Terry, being then

High

Sheriff of the

County that the


;

faid Carrington applied to the faid Terry to be informed of the Circum-

ftances of the faid Execution, when the faid Terry anfwered, it had been ferved on a Negro Boy, which had Efcaped out of his Pof fef fion that f ome Time after the faid Carrington was informed by one Peter Perkins, that the Greateft Part of the Debt was
;

paid that the faid Carrington then applied to M'' Terry, and told him of the Information he had received from Perkins, upon which M"' Terry faid he believed fome Part
;

of the

Money was

paid, but

how much he

defired M'' Terry to

make

himfelf

know that the faid Carrington then acquainted how much had really been paid, that M''
did not
;

Pleafants might receive his

Money; that the


July, 1767,

faid Carrington

well as he remembers, in November, 1765, alfo June, July, Auguft,

attended the Court, as and Odober, 1766,


M'' Terry,

February, March,

May and

and made frequent Applications to


;

but had for Anfwer from him, that he was ftill unable to inform himfelf how much Money had been received on the faid Execution that in the laft mentioned Month of July, 1767, the faid Carrington went to Mrs. Perkins's, and defired fhe would inform him, why that Execution was not paid, or how much had been paid, when the faid Perkins delivered to the faid Carrington the Receipt bearing Date the 9" of December, 1764, figned by Benjamin Terry, Deputy Sheriff, for upwards of Twenty two Pounds. Part of the aforefaid Execution that the faid Carrington apprehends the faid Terry was miftaken in the Date of the Receipt, as M"" Nathaniel Terry was not Sheriff of the County till the Year 1765; that the faid Carrington took Poffeffion of the faid Receipt, gave M"' Nathaniel Terry Notice of an intended Motion, and in the Month of Auguft obtained
;

a Judgment againft him for the Amount of the Money expreffed in the faid Receipt, the faid Terry agreeing to pay Intereft thereupon; that the faid Carrington cannot recolledt at what Court he made the firft Application to M"' Terry, but thinks it might probably be in the Month of November, 1765; that in every other Inftance, the faid Carrington hath had no Reafon to doubt the Veracity of the faid Terry and that the
;

faid Terry being

an indifferent Accountant,
till

his Tranfadtions

fometimes appear auk-

ward and confufed,

properly explained

by

himfelf.

Upon

the whole Matter the Committee

came

to the following Refolutions, viz.

Charge againft the faid Nathhad made, when he was Sheriff of Halifax, an Entry in the Book of Champnefs Terry, who was his Under Sheriff, in his Abfence, without his Knowledge or Confent, that the Entry was a falfe one, and by that Entry he did endeavor to prejudice the Charadler of the faid Champnefs, by accufing him of having received Money, as his Under Sheriff, which he had never paid to him It is the opinion of this Committee, that the faid M"" Nathaniel Terry did make the Entry in the Book of Champnefs Terry, who was his Under Sheriff, in his Abfence, without his Knowledge or Confent, but that the fame was done to rectify a Miftake, and not with any fraudulent Intention. Refolved, That, with Refpedt to the fecond Article of Charge, 'that one Ralph
aniel Terry, 'that he
;'

Refolved, That, with Refpedt to the firft Article of

Jackfon, of Chefterficld County, did pubhcly fay, that he loft a Horfe out of his Pafture, that he hired two Men to go after him, that they tracked the Horfe to the Diftance
of

Twenty odd
Horfe
:

Miles,
It
is

and

that,

when they came up with him,

M''

Terry was on the Back

of the

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid M' Nathaniel Terry

hath fully acquitted his Reputation upon the faid Article of Charge. Refolved, That, with Refpedt to the third Article of Charge, 'that M' Nathaniel Terry, by a falfe Reprefentation of Facts, did obtain an Order from the Court of Halifax to be paid Ten Pounds out of the County Levy, for maintaining a Bridge longer, as he affirmed, than by his Agreement he was obliged to do but that fome Time after, it was
;

further

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further enquired into,

two Years

of the

and found that fo far from his having maintained it longer, near Time was to expire upon which the Order was reverf ed It is the
;
:

Opinion of this Committee, that the faid M"' Nathaniel Terry hath fully acquitted his Reputation upon the faid Article of Charge. Refolved, That, with Refpeft to the fourth Article of Charge, 'that M'' Nathaniel Terry, when he was Sheriff of Halifax,had an Execution given him againft Perkin's Eftate, which Execution he returned ferved on a Negro, and the Negro run away; that it remained in that State for a Confiderable Time, and the faid Terry never gave the Gentleman, who was appointed to receive the Money, and who made Application for it, although he was in the County regularly every Month, any Reafon to believe he had got

One
eft

Shilling of

Part of

Terry,

it At Length it was difcovered, that near two Years before the greathad been paid, and a Receipt given for it by a young Man, Benjamin who lived in the Houfe with Col. Terry, and was employed as his Deputy:' It is
:

it

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid M'' Nathaniel Terry hath not acquitted
his

Reputation upon the faid Article of Charge. Refolved, That, with Refpedl to the fifth Article of Charge, that a Suit was brought in the Court of Halifax, againft M"" Nathaniel Terry, on his Affumpfit for ufing a Stray Horfe; and that a Report ftrongly prevailed, that the faid Terry agreed to pay Two It is the Opinion of Piftoles to accommodate the Difpute touching the faid Horfe:' this Committee, that the faid M"' Terry hath fully acquitted his Reputation upon the
'

faid Article of Charge.

Refolved, That, with Refpedt to the fixth Article of Charge,

'

that two Stray Horfes

iM

were feen tied at M'' Nathaniel Terry's, and a few days afterwards one of them was branded, either with the faid Terry's Brand, or the Brand of a young Man who lived with him, was his near Relation, and who, on many Occafions, was known to be the It is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid M"' Nathaniel faid Terry's Agent Terry hath fully acquitted his Reputation upon the faid Article of Charge. Refolved, That, with Refpeft to the feventh Article of Charge, that in the Year 1756 or 1757, M"" Nathaniel Terry commanded a ranging Company in the Frontiers, and with his Company and others, built three Forts, and that he promifed he would fee them well paid that he has been fmce applied to for the Money, but gave for Anfwer he could not get any for them, although it appears from the Schedule referred to, by an Adl paf fed in the 32d Year of the Reign of George the Second, intituled An Ad' for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, that the faid Terry had received Money for the faid Services:' It is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid M"" Nathaniel Terry hath fully acquitted his Reputation upon the faid
:'
;

Article of Charge.

The
M''

firft

Ref olution

of the

Committee being read a fecond Time

Terry withdrew.
faid Refolution was,

Then the
the Houfe.

upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed

to

by

The fecond and third Refolutions of the Committee being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The fourth Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time The Amendment following was propofed to be made thereunto, viz.

To
and
the
to

leave out, "hath not acquitted his Reputation upon the faid

Article of Charge,'
to

infert

"was

guilty of a

Breach of Duty in his

Office of

Sheriff, in delaying

pay

Money fo received by his Under Sheriff, upon the faid Execution, for which he was liable make Satiffadion to the Creditor, as he accordingly did, in allowing the Intereft of the faid Money; but that there was nothing criminal or corrupt in his faid Condud, as it doth not appear he knew, at the Time of writing the Return upon the faid Execution for the faid Benjamin, that any Part of the Money was paid," inftead thereof.

And
Hening, VII,
p. 171.

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Words
'

And

the Queftion being put, that the

hath not acquitted his Reputation upon

the faid Article of Charge'

ftand Part of the faid Ref olution

It paffed in the Negative.

And

the Queftion being put, that the

Office of Sheriff, in delaying to

Pay

the

Words was guilty Money fo received by


'

of a

his

Breach of Duty in Under Sheriff, upon

his
the

faid Execution, for which he was liable to make Satiffadion to ingly did, in allowing the Intereft of the faid Money; but that there was nothing criminal or corrupt in his faid Condud, as it doth not appear he knew, at the Time of writing the
the Creditor, as he accord-

Return upon the faid Execution for the faid Benjamin, that any Part of the Money was paid,' be inferted instead thereof; It was refolved in the Affirmative. Refolved, That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the faid Refolution fo amended, that, with Refpedl to the fourth Article of Charge, 'that M' Nathaniel Terry, when he was Sheril? of Halifax, had an Execution given himagainft Perkins's Eftate, which Execution he returned ferved on a Negro and the Negro run away that it remained in that State for a confiderable Time, and the faid Terry never gave the
;

Gentleman, who was appointed to receive the Money, and who made Application for it, although he was in the County regularly every Month, any Reafon to believe he had got one Shilling of it at length it was difcovered that near two Years before the greateft part of it had been paid, and a Receipt given for it by a young Man, Benjamin Terry, who lived in the Houfe with Colonel Terry, and was employed as his Deputy:' The faid Nathaniel Terry was guilty of a Breach of Duty in his Office of Sheriff, in delaying to pay the Money fo received by his Under Sheriff, upon the faid Execution, for which he was liable to make Satiffadlion to the Creditor, as he accordingly did, in allowing the Intereft of the faid Money but that there was nothing criminal or corrupt in his faid Condud, as it doth not appear he knew, at the Time of writing the Return upon the faid Execution for the faid Benjamin, that any Part of the Money was paid. The fubfequent Refolutions of the Committee being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
;
;

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petitions of the Juftices of James City County, and of the Mayor, Recorder, Alderman, and Common Council of the City
M''

iss

of Williamfburg, to

them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his
Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petitions as prays that an Adl may pafs for adding to the faid County of James City, fo

much

of the

Market Square in the faid City of Williamfburg as lies on the North Side Main Street, as far as Nicholfon Street, and between the Line of Hugh Walker's Lot, and the Paling where M"' Haldenby Dixon's Store ftands, and now in the County
of the

of York,

is

reafonable.

Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

much

of the faid Peti-

tion of the Juftices of

the Lot of
burg,

James City County as prays that they may be impowered to fell Land whereon their prefent Court-Houfe ftands, in the City of Williamf-

and to apply the Proceeds of fuch Sale towards difcharging their Proportion of the Expence of building a new Court-Houfe, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of Williamfburg, as prays that they may be permitted to ufe the Guard-Houfe in the faid City (the Guard being difcontinued) as and for a Market-Houfe, be rejedled. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

Ordered,

That a

Bill of Bills

by the Houfe. be brought in perfuant to the

firft

and fecond

of the

faid

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of Propofitions

faid Refolutions

and that the Committee


fame.

and Grievances do prepare

and bring
M"'

in the

Pendleton reported from the Committee of Privileges and Eledions, to whom it was referred to ftate an Account of the Expences of the Attendance and taking the Examinations of the Witneffes, before the faid Committee, and before the

Edmund

Commiffioners the Accufation


;

the Country, on the Information of M"' Nathaniel Terry, relating to upon his Character, that the Committee had ftated an Account accordingly and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Account was read, and is as foUoweth, viz.
in

refledling

Upon

the fourth Article of Charge.

For the Profecution

[3o]
and read;

Month

an Infurre(5tion of Slaves, in the two of the Infurgents were killed, and three o wounded that one of them is fince dead, and the others are not yet recovered; of which five Slaves the faid Bowler Cocke was intitled to the Ufe for the Life of his Wife Elizabeth, and the faid Charles Carter had the property; and therefore praying the Confideration of the Houfe, and that the Petitioners may be allowed for the faid Slaves. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
fetting forth that in the Suppreffion of
laft,

of

December

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Petitions of fimdry Perfons, of the Parifh of Overwharton, in the County of Stafford, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read taking Notice of a Petition intended to be prefented to the Houfe, for continuing fix Members of the Veftry of the faid Parifh in Office and fetting forth that the faid Veftry have neglecfted their Duty, and that fome of them have refigned, and others refufe to a(5t; and that, as the Petitioners conceive, every Parifh hath a Right once to choofe a Veftry, which Right the faid Parifh never exercifed; and therefore praying that the faid Veftry be diffolved. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M"" Terry have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe,
; ;
;

for the remainder of this Seffion.


M"'

the Re(5lor

Treafurer reported from the Committee for Religion, to whom the Petition of and Veftry of the Parifh of Briftol, in the Counties of Prince George and

Dinwiddie, was referred, that the Committee had examined the matter of the faid Petition, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the
;

Clerk's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of the Redlor and Veftry of the Parifh of Briftol, praying that the Glebe of the faid Parifh may be fold, and a more convenient Glebe purchafed, in Lieu thereof, is reafonable. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put there;

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution and that the Committee for Religion do prepare and bring in the fame. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider of the prefent State of the Colony Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into the faid
;

Committee.

The other Order of the Day being read Refolved, That this Houfe will. To-morrow refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and
papers, relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned.

jg,

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

Buesda?.

tl)e

29tl) of ^ttar. 10 (Bea \\h 1770.


Owners
of

Petition of feveral Perfons,


of

Lands

in Gingoteague Ifland, in the

County

Accomack, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the faid Ifland is very proper for raifing of neat Cattle and Sheep, though not plentifully fupplied with frefh Water; and that Hogs kept there are very detrimental, by rooting the Pafture, polluting the Water, and devouring the Lambs; and alfo that Dogs do great Mifchief there by worrying

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worrying and deftroying the grown Sheep; and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs to prevent Hogs and Dogs going at Large on the faid Kland. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of proportions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and- report the fame, with their opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Marfhall prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to explain and amend an Adl of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, intituled, An Ad' to divide the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Counties of Fauquier and Prince William and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M' Archibald Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Henry Townfhend, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of Ten Pounds for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of Ten Pounds per Annum, during his Life, in Confideration of the Wound he received in the Service, and of his being thereby rendered incapable of getting a Livelihood. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Welch, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of Five Pounds for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of Five Pounds per Annum, during his Life, in Confideration of the Hardfhips he fuffered in the Service, and of his being thereby rendered incapable of getting a Livelihood. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Jofeph Williams, to be allowed the public Money ftolen out of his Houfe, as fet forth in the
;
;

faid Petition, be rejecfted.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.
to the Houfe,

Petition of

James Ford was prefented

and read; fetting forth, that

the Petitioner being in the Service of this Colony, at the Battle of the Meadows, in the

188

Year 1754, received a Wound in his right Eye, by a Mufket Ball, which deprived him of the Sight thereof, and that he is now growing old, and become weak; and therefore praying the Houfe to take his condition into Confideration, and grant him Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Enoch Fowler, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that he is f o afBicfted with a Rheirmatifm, contracted whilft he ferved in the faid Regiment, as to be almoft helplefs, and unable, without extreme Difficulty, to provide Subfiftence for himfelf, with a Wife and fmall Children and therefore imploring the Compaffion of the Houfe and praying ReHef Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
; ; ;

their Opinion thereupon, to the

Houfe.

Thomas Davis, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the fuffered extraordinary Hardfhips, whilst he ferved in the faid Regiment, and after he was Difcharged from it was aflfedled with a nervous Diforder, which is often a Confequence of repeated Colds and great Fatigue, fo that he is an Obje(5t of Compaffion; and therefore praying Relief.
of

A Petition

Ordered
>

Hening, VIII,

p. 403.

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Ordered,

of

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

John Knibb and Thomas Stratton, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Bermuda Hundred, in the County of Chefterfield, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that feveral Parcels of Tobacco have been ftolen out of the Warehoufe at the
Petition of
;

Place aforefaid, for which the Petitioners were obliged to make Satiffadtion to the Proprietors and therefore praying the Houfe to take the fame into Confideration, and
to grant fuch Relief as fhall feem reasonable.
Ordered,
of Public Claims

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An engroffed Bill for clearing a Road from Payne's Run, in the County of Augufta, to Thurman's, in the County of Albemarle, was read the third Time.
Refolved,

That the
That
M"'

from Payne's Run, in


Ordered,
currence.

the

do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' for clearing a Road County of Augufta, to Thurman's, in the County of Albemarle. Harrifon do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their ConBill

An

engroffed Bill to continue an Adl, intituled

An Ad

for regulating the

Pradice

of Attornies,

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the

Title be,

An Ad'

to

continue an

Ad,

intituled,

An Ad

for regulating the


M''

Ordered,
rence.

That

Pradice of Attornies. Eyre do carry the Bill to the Council, and

defire

their Concur-

An

engroffed Bill to repeal an Adl for increafing the Salary of the Minifter of the

Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, was read the third Time.
Refolved,

That the
M"^

Bill

do pafs; and that the

Title be.

An Adi

to

repeal

an

Ad for

increafing the Salary of the Minifter of the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick.

Ordered,

That

Rutherford do carry the Bill to the Covmcil, and defire their Con-

currence.

engroffed Bill to veft certain Lands, whereof John Robinfon, Efq; died feized i" in Truft for Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, and his Children, in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time.
Refolved,

An

That the

Bill

do pafs and that the


;

Title be,

An Ad*

to veft

certain Lands,

whereof John Robinfon, Efq; died feized in Truft for Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, and his Children, in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned.
Ordered,

That

M"'

Edmund

Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire

their Concurrence.

Ordered, That M"' William Digges have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Monday next. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the Ad for better regulating and difciplining the Militia Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into the faid
;

Committee.

The other Order


Refolved,

of the

Day

being read

To-morrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and Papers, relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned.
this
will.

That

Houfe

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

'

Not recorded

as a law.

'

Hening, VIII,

p. 385.

Ibid, VIII, p. 430.

Ibid, VIII, p. 460.

33

Wabnasba^,

ll)e

30tl) of !Jtta?. 10 (bao.

III.

1770,

Petition of

John Wyatt, Francis Smith and Jofeph Fofter, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that a Gun of the faid John Wyatt, of the Value of Four Pounds, two Guns of the faid Francis Smith at the Value of Three Pounds, and one Gun of the faid Jofeph Fofter, of the Value of Two
;

Pounds and Fifteen Shillings, were ufed in fuppreffmg a late Infurredlion of the Slaves of Bowler Cocke, Gentleman, and fpoiled in the Adlion and therefore praying
to be allowed for their faid feveral Loffes. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Petitions of feveral Perfonsof the County of Accomack, praying that the faid County may be divided, and the Petition of feveral other Perfons of the faid County, in Oppofition to the faid Divifion, were feverally referred, be dif charged from proceeding upon the faid Petition; and that the Confideration of the faid feveral Petitions be deferred till the next Seffion of the General Affembly. Ordered, That M'' Treafurer do lay his Accounts, fmce the fixteenth Day of November laft before the Hotife.

190

M' Treafurer reported to the Houfe, that the Governor having been waited upon, purfuant to the Order of Friday laft, to know his Pleafiire when he would be attended by this Houfe, had been pleafed to appoint to be attended this Day, in the Coimcil Chamber, and to fay he would acquaint the Houfe, by a Meffenger of his own, when he was ready to receive their Addrefs. A Bill to veft certain Lands in David Meade in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David and Sarah his Wife are feized, in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands, in Lieu thereof, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M' Blair, and all the Members who ferve for the Counties of Nanfemond, Northampton, I fie of Wight, and Southampton. M' Treafurer, according to Order, laid his Accounts, fmce the fixteenth Day of November laft, before the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Accounts do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members of the Houfe.

Lands and Slaves, therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to fettle other Lands, in Lieu thereof, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Eyre, M^ Burton, and all the Members
Bill to veft certain intailed
Littleton Savage,

who

ferve for the Cotmties of York, Elizabeth City,

Bill to veft

certain Lands, whereof Bernard Moore,


fold,

and James Efq

City.
;

is

feized, in

Fee

Tail,

and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves to be fettled to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Richard Henry Lee, M'' Braxton, M' Lyne, M'' John Tayloe Corbin, M'' Edmund Pendleton, and M'' Taliaferro. A Bill to amend an Adt paffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfing the Cotmties of Hanover and King William, the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. A Bill to explain and amend an Ad; of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, intituled An Ad^ to divide the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Counties of Fauquier and Prince William was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. M"^ Bland reported from the Committee of propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee
in Tniftees, to

be

Hening, VIII, p. 403.

[34]
Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as
; ;

followeth, viz.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Ineftablifhed at Finley's Point,

habitants of the County of Accomack, praying that Guilford Warehoufe


continued, and
reafonable.

new Warehoufes,

may be difon Hunting Creek, is

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Accomack, in Oppofition thereto, and praying that new

Warehoufes
be
reje(5led.

may

be eftablifhed at Tatham's Landing,


M"'

in the faid

County

of

Accomack,

Meffage from the Governor, by


Speaker,
is

Hubard:

M^
ber.

The Governor

now ready

to receive the

Addrefs

of

your Houfe in

the

Council

Cham-

and being returned, he reported, that the Houfe had attended the Governor, with their Addrefs, to which his Excellency was pleafed to give this Anfwer:
Accordingly
M"'
;

Speaker, with the Houfe, went up

iii J

M''

I will report to the

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, King the full contents of your very obliging Addrefs, and will

again implore his Majefty, as immediately as poffible, to indulge his Houfe of Burgeffes in all their reafonable Defires. To do lefs would be to negled my Duty. Having laft Night received certain material Papers from M' Stuart, Superintend-

ant of the Southern Diftrid, I muft beg Leave


eration.

to

fubmit them

to

your immediate Confid-

Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that the Governor had delivered to him the Papers mentioned in his Excellency's Anfwer to the Addrefs of this Houfe, to have been received from M'' Stuart, Superintendant of the Southern Diftridl. And he delivered the faid Papers in at the Clerk's Table. And the faid Papers were read. Ordered, That the faid Papers do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members of the Houfe. Then the Refolutions of the Committee of Propolitions and Grievances upon the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Accomack, praying that Guilford Warehoufe may be difcontinued, and new Warehoufes eftablifhed at Finley's Point, on Hunting Creek, and the Petition of divers Inhabitants of Accomack, in Oppofition thereto, and praying that new Warehoufes may be eftablifhed at Tatham's Landing, in the faid County of Accomack, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
M""

Ordered,

That the faid Report do lie upon the Table. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve
relative to Indian Affairs, therein

itfelf

into a

of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage,

Committee and the Letters

and Papers,
mittee.

mentioned Ordered, That the faid Meffage, Letters, and Papers, be referred to the faid Com-

Then the Houfe


M"'

refolved itfelf into the faid Committee. Speaker left the Chair. M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had come to a Refolution, which he

[35]
he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered
it in

at the Clerk's Table; where the

fame was

and Refolved, That


read,

is
it

asfolloweth,
is

viz.
it

the Opinion of this Committee, that

may

be of effential

Service to the Intereft of this Colony, to appoint Commiffioners to join thofe of the Northern Provinces, in confidering a Plan for regulating the Trade of his Majefty's

American

Subjedls with the Indians.

The

faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put


;

there-

MB

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution and that M' Bland, M"' Pendleton, M" Henry an^^'W Treafurer, do prepare and bring in the fame. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee
of the

Refolved,

whole Houfe, to confider of the prefent State of the Colony That this Houfe will, upon Friday next, refolve itfelf into the faid Comof the

mittee.

Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the A<51, intituled An Ad^ for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's

The other Order

Day being

read, for the

Cuftoms;
Refolved,

That

this Hoxife will,

upon Monday next,

refolve itfelf into the

faid

Committee.
M''

Archibald Cary reported from the Committee of PubHc Claims, to

whom

the

was referred, that the ComMatter of the faid Petition, and had dire(5led him to report the mittee had examined the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read. And the Houfe being informed, that fome Alteration might be neceffary to be
Petition of Bowler Cocke

and Charles

Carter, Efquires,

made

Report That the faid Report be re-committed. Ordered, That the faid Report be re-committed to the fame Committee, to whom the faid Petition was referred. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.
in the faid

Ordered,

I3l)ur56ar

tl)e

3lst of ':^a2, 10 (Beo.

UL

I? 70.

Bland prefented to the Hotife, according to Order, a Bill for the better Ofifice of Sheriffs, and their Deputies and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized, in John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true; and that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk's Table. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to compel Perfons to find Sectirity in certain Cafes and that M"' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame.
regulating the
; ;

MR

Petition of Nicholas Alley

was prefented

to the Houfe,

and read;

fetting forth,

that in the Year 1757 the Petitioner fupplied the Militia of Prince Edward Coimty with Three Htmdred and Seventy-two Potmds of neat Pork, and Two Barrels of Com,
for

which he hath never received any Satiffadlion and that the Petitioner's faid Claim was prefented to the Hoiofe in 1764, and rejedted, becavife, as he was informed, he
;

Hening, VIII, p. 69.

[36]
he did not attend and fhew why he had not appUed fooner, the Reafon whereof was, that having been wounded in an Engagement with the Indians, foon after he fupphed the faid Provifions, upon his Recovery he removed to South Carolina, where he remained till the faid Year 1764; and therefore praying the Houfe to make him a reafonable Allowance. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"" Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had direcfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read,
; ;

and are as followeth viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie, Amelia, Brunfwick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Charlotte, and Suffex, praying that another Infpedlion of Tobacco may be eftablifhed on the Lots of Robert Boiling, which he lately purchafed
;

of Patrick Rantfay, in the

Town

of Blandford,

is

reafonable.

Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry Inof Robert Boiling,

habitants of Dinwiddie County, in Oppofition thereto, and praying that another Infpedlion of Tobacco
ing's old

may be eftabliflied on the Land Warehoufe and Bollingbrook, be reje(5ted.

between Boil-

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie upon the Table. A Meffage from the Council by M' Hubard:
M"'

Speaker,

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An A6l^ for fettling the Fees of the Clerk and serjeant of the Court of Huf tings for the City of William fburg, without any

Amendment: And

alfo

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' to veft certain Lands, whereof John Robinfon, Efq died feized, in Truft for Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, and his Children, in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendment: And
;

alfo

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' for clearing a Road from Payne's Run, in theCounty oi Aiigufta, to Thurman's, in the County of Albemarle, with an Amendment, to which Amendment the Council deflre the Concurrence of this Houfe.

And then

the Meffenger withdrew.

The Houfe proceeded to take the faid Amendment into Confideration; And the faid Amendment was read, and is as followeth, viz.
Line
II,

After 'required' infert 'by Warrant from his Excellency the Governor.'

The faid Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, difagreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council to inform them, that this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendment by them propofed to the faid Bill, and defire that they
will pafs the

fame without the Amendment; and that

M""

Harrifon do carry the faid


of this Houfe,

Meffage.
Ordered,
till

That

M"'

Taliaferro

have leave to be abfent from the Service

Monday

Fortnight.

Members of the Church of England, in the Parifh whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the faid Parifh being very extenfive, and there being not lefs than
Petition of fundry Perfons,

of Frederick,

Hening, VIII,

p. 402.

Il>id,

VIII, p. 460.

>

Not recorded as a

law.

[37]
than feven Churches and Chapels therein, it is impoffible for the Minifter to perform Ofifice in a proper Manner, and as the Law requires; neither can his Congregation attend Divine Service fo frequently and conveniently as they ought, nor can fome Perfons of them partake at all of the Benefits of his Minif tration and therefore praying that the faid Parifh may be divided into three Parifhes by a Line, beginning at William's Gap, and running thence to the Hampfhire Boundary, in a direft Courfe fo as to pafs feven Miles to the North Eaftward of the Town of Winchefter, and by another Line, beginning at the Mouth of Flint Run, and running thence Eaft South Eaft to the Culpeper Line, and from the faid Mouth of the Flint Run to the Mouth of Cedar Creek, and from thence in a direA Weft North Weft Courfe to the Boundary of Hampfhire and Frederick Counties. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An engroffed Bill to explain and amend an Adl of this prefent Seffion of Atfembly, intituled An Ad^ to divide the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Counties of Fauquier and Prince William, was read the third Time.
the Duties of his
; ;

Refolved,

That the

Bill

do pafs

and that the

Title be,

An Ad"
to

to

explain and

amend

an

Ad

of this prefent Seffion of

Affembly, intituled

An Ad

divide the Parifh of Hamil-

ton, in the Counties of

Ordered,

That

M''

Fauquier and Prince William. Marfhall do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.

Luke Luker and John Walton, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Pungoteague, was presented to the Houfe and read fetting forth, that the Warehoufe at that Place being damaged by the Guft in September laft, before the fame could be repaired, one Hogfhead of Tobacco was ftolen out of it, for which the Petitioners, not being able to recover it, have been obhged to made Satiffadlion to the Owner thereof; and therefore
Petition of
;

praying that they


Ordered,
of

may be reimburfed by the Pubhc. That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
;

with their opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

An engroffed Bill to amend an Adt, paffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfing the Counties of Hanover and King William the expence of clearing Pamunkey River, was read the third Time.
Refolved,

That the

Bill

do

pafs;

and that the


of

Title be.

An Ad^

to

amend an

Ad

paffed in the former Part of this Seffion

Affembly, for reimburfing the Counties of


their Concur-

Hanover and King William the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River. Ordered, That M'' Henry do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
rence.

of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the A<$t for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia. Refolved, That this Hottfe will. To-morrow, refolve itfelf into the faid Committee. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-Morrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

The Order

of the

lFrl6a^, t^e

Ut

of TJune. 10 (Beo.

III.

1770.

MR
'

Richard Henry Lee reported, from the Committee to whom the Bill to veft certain Lands, whereof Bernard Moore, Efq is feized in Fee Tail, in Truftees, to be fold and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee had ex;

amined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true; and that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment And he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk's Table.
:

Ordered
Hening, VIII, p. 403.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 428.

Ibid, VIII, p. 416.

38]
after Tuefday,

Ordered,
Refolved,

That the Bill be engroffed. That this Houfe will receive no Petitions or Public Claims

the Twelfth

Day

of this Inftant, June.

Benjamin Gryntes, in Behalf of himfelf and his Creditors, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; letting forth, that a Negro Man Slave, Part of the Petitioner's Eftate, conveyed to Truftees for the Benefit of his Creditors, having been convidled of Hog-ftealing, and puniflied, was, by Order of the Court before whom he was tried, remanded to Gaol till the Petitioner fhould fend for him and that the Petitioner, the next Day after he had Notice thereof, fent for the faid Slave, but he was fo froftbitten during his faid Confinement, that he is thereby rendered of little Value; and therefore praying the Houfe to make fuch Satiffadlion as they fhall think reafonable. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Richard Lee reported, from the Committee to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq is feized, and for fetting other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had dire(5ted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one; and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. A Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of the County of Spotfylvania, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the A(5t of General Affembly, made for Relief of infolvent Debtors, doth not fully anfwer the good Purpofes thereof, it being fometimes difficult for thofe xmfortimate
Petition of
;
; ; ;

People to give Notice of their Intention to take the Benefit of the faid Adl to the Crediand the Courts being often prevented by unavoidable Accidents from fitting, to recei\^e the Schedule of fuch Debtors Eftates and that the Confinement
tors or their Agents,
;

of the faid Debtors in Gaol, faid Acft,


is

Twenty Days before they can difcharge themfelves by the

not only improfitable to the Creditors, but is attended with uimeceffary iw Expence to the Public; and therefore praying that the faid Adt may be amended fo as to remedy the Evils complained of. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propolitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"^ Eyre reported, from the Committee to whom the Bill to veft certain intailed

Lands and Slaves, therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Littleton Savage, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to fettle other Lands, in Lieu thereof, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read; and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. A Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of the County of Spotfylvania, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the greater Number of People in the faid County, in Order to attend their Court, are obliged to go from Twenty to Six and
; ; ;

Thirty Miles, to the Court-Houfe, in the Town of Frederickfburg, near one Corner of the County, which is not only a fingular Grievance, the Court-Houfes of other Counties
is a means of retarding the Bufinefs of the faid Court, and may be of pernicious Confequences, if, at the Time of an Eledlion of Members, to reprefent the faid County in General Affembly,

being, for the moft part, in or not far from the Centers of them, but

the

[39]
the Weather fhould be fo bad as to hinder the Eleftors from going fo great Diftance and that the Advantage the prefent Situation of the faid Court-Houfe is fuppofed to be of to the faid Town the Petitioners hope will not be put in Competition, with their Conveniency, contrary to the Policy of the Legiflature, which hath ever been, in forming Counties, to confult the Eafe of their refpective Inhabitants; and further letting

by the increafed Population of the Colony, exceedingly them dilatory, and the Expences attending them enormous; and therefore praying, that this Houfe will addrefs the Governor that his Excellency will order the Court of the faid County of Spotfylvania to be held at the moft convenient Place, near the Center thereof; and alfo praying, that fome Mode may be adopted for the determining Law Suits with more Expedition and lefs Expence, agreeable to the Cuftom of the King's Courts in Great-Britain, and that Perfons, who have been brought up to the Law, and been refident in the Colony, at leaft five Years, may be appointed Judges, and be rewarded as they deferve, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and
forth, that Suits of
are,

Law

multiplied, the Profecution of

report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

iw

and others, of the Parifh of was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the late Election of Veftrymen of the faid Parifh, made in Confequence of an Adt of this prefent Seffion of General Affembly, was unfair, and unjuft, many perfons being permitted, who were not qualified, to vote therein; and that the Court of the faid County admitted only Eleven of the Veftrymen returned eledled to be fworn into Office, upon a Prefumption that, inftead of the Twelfth Member returned, another Candidate would have been chofen, if the Sheriff had not adled partially; and therefore praying that the faid EleAion may be fet afide, and a new one appointed; and that no Perfon may be permitted to poll at fuch Eleftion but thofe who pay their own Scot and Lot. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Petition of
in Behalf of himfelf

Benjamin Grymes,

Saint George, in the County of Spotfylvania,

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Bland reported', from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration two Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had directed him to Report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as
their
;

followeth, viz.
Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of feveral Merchants, Planters, and others, praying that a Tobacco Infpedlion may be eftablifhed at Low Point, on Chipoake's Creek, be rejefted.
Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Cotmties of Prince George and Brunfwick, in Oppofition thereto, are

reafonable.

Time, were, upon the Queftion by the Houfe. A Petition of Thomas Shepherd was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that there was formerly a public Ferry eftablifhed from the Land of Thomas Swearingen, in the County of Frederick, acrofs Potowmack River, to the Province of Alaryland; that a little below the faid Ferry, a Town called Mecklenburg, was eftablifhed on the Petitioner's Land, fome Diftance from the River, between which and the Town, but not adjoining either, the Petitioner agreed to fell the faid Thomas half an Acre of Land, which was laid off, but never conveyed or paid for during his Life that it being found more convenient to have a Ferry from a Landing near the Town than at the former Place, fuch Ferry was eftablifhed from the Land of the Petitioner, by an A(5t paffed in the Year 1764, in Confequence of which Roads were laid out through the Petitioner's Land
faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond

The

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

[4o]
Land to the faid Ferry, and he provided Boats for keeping the fame that the Widow and Sons of the faid Thomas Swearingen have been endeavoring to get the faid Ferry from the Petitioner, and the faid half Acre of Land being found not to extend to the River, and it being doubtful whether the Petitioner's Land did fo, the faid Land was entered for both by them and the Petitioner as wafte Land, and the Matter being heard upon a Caveat by Lord Fairfax, he granted the Land to the Petitioner but whilf t that Caveat was depending, and in the Abfence of the Petitioner, they applied to the Legiflature, and procured a Repeal of the Adl for eftablifhing the Petitioner's Ferry, upon fuggeftion, that the fame was neceffary, as being but a fmall Diftance from Swearingen's old Feny, although the latter hath been long fmce difcontinued, and the Road thereto flopped, and being poffeffed of Lands oppofite to the Petitioner's on the Maryland Side, they keep a Ferry to and from his Land, whereby he is fubject to the Inconvenience of Roads through his Land to the faid Ferry, while others are reaping the Advantages, which he conceives to be unjuft; and therefore praying that the Adl for eftablifhing his faid Ferry may be revived. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and re; ;

i*

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


M''

Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion to

whom

the Petition of

was referred, that the Committee had partly examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which the Committee had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petition as prays that the Minif ters or Preachers of the Baptift Perfuafion may not be comfeveral Perfons, being Proteftant Diffenters, of the Baptift Perfuafion,

pelled to bear

Arms

or attend Mufters, be rejedled.

The

faid Refolutions being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put


Bill to

there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. M"' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a
tituled

amend

the Adl, in-

An Ad^

for the better fecuring the

and for making Provifion for the Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M"' Edmund Pendleton reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Ele<5tions, that the Committee had had under their further Confideration the Petition of M"" Willis Riddick, complaining of an imdue Eledlion and Return of M"^ Benjamin Baker to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the Coimty of Nanfemond, to them referred, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which the Committee had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as it in at the Clerk's Table
;

Payment of Levies, and Reftraint of Vagrants, Poor; and the fame was received, and read the first Time.

followeth,

viz.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Confideration of the Subjedl-Matter of the faid Petition be put off until Wednefday, the 13"' Inftant. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe.

That M"' Dixon have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe Wednefday next. A Bill for altering the Court Day of the County of Ctdpeper, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, to whom the Bill for altering the Court Day of the County of Culpeper was committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for altering the Court Day of the County of Pittfylvania, from the fourth Friday to the fourth Thurfday of every Month. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider of the prefent State of the Colony
Ordered,
until

Ordered

Hening, VI,

p. 29.

[41
i
this
tridl,

Ordered,

Houfe

That the Papers mentioned in the Governor's Anfwer to the Addres of have been received from M"' Stuart, Superintendent of the Southern Difupon which, Wednefday laft, were ordered to He upon the Table; be referred to
to

the faid Committee.


Ordered, That the Governor's Meffage, and the Letters and Papers relative to Indian Affairs, therein mentioned, be referred to the faid Committee.

Then the Houfe


M''

refolved

itfelf

into the faid Committee.

Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made fome Progrefs in the Matters to them referred, and had diredled him to move that they may have Leave
M"'

to

fit

again.

That this Houfe will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into a Comwhole mittee of the Houfe, to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill to explain and amend one Adt of Affembly made in the 4"' Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An AA^ for regulating the Eledion of Burgeffes, for fettling their Privileges, and for afcertaining their Allowances: And aKo one other Adl made in the ro'*' Year of the Reign of King George II.
Refolved,
intituled

An Ad'

to declare

who

fhall have

a Right

to vote

in the Eledion of Burgeffes

to

ferve in the General

Affembly for Counties,


this

arid for preventing fraudulent

Conveyances in

order

to

multiply Votes at fuch Eledion;

Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into the faid Committee. read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the Adt for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into the faid
Refolved,

That

Houfe

will,

The other Order

of the

Day being

Committee.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

Satur6a]p.

tl)e

26 of Uune. 10

(Beo,

III.

\770.
this

ORDERED, That
till

M"'

Henry have Leave to be abfent from the Service of

Houfe

Monday

fevenight.
;

200

Houfe, and read fetting Four Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Henrico, in Tail, adjoining to a larger Trad;, which he holds in Fee Simple, and that it will be of great Advantage to him to dock the Intail of the faid Four Hundred Acres of Land, and, in Lieu thereof, to fettle other Fee Simple Lands, of equal Value, adjoining fome intailed Lands which he holds in Bermuda Hundred, in Chefterfield County, as he is about felling his Lands in Henrico County, to pay off his Father's Legacies and therefore praying that an A<5t may pafs for the Purpofe aforefaid. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition; and that M"' Archibald Cary do prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Blair reported, from the Committee, to whom the Bill to veft certain Lands in David Meade, in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David and Sarah his Wife are feized in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands, in Lieu thereof, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a
forth, that the Petitioner
is

A Petition of Francis Eppes was prefented to the


feized of

Hening,

III, p. 236.

'

Ibid, IV, p. 475.

[42]
a fecond Time, one by one, and upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Hoiife. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed.

and Inhabitants of the Parifh of Dale, in the whofe Names are theretmto fubfcribed, letting forth, that the faid Parifh is of equal Extent with the County, and hath four Churches in it, and that there are more than Three Thoufand Tithables in it; and therefore praying that the faid Parifh may be divided into two Parifhes, by a Line beginning at the Mouth of Falling Creek, and running thence up the faid Creek to Col. Gary's Mill Dam, thence along the Road leading from Col. Gary's Forge, to the Bridge over Swift Creek, near the CourtHoufe, and thence along the faid Road to the Mouth of Winierpock Creek, at its Confluence with Appomattox River; or by any other Line which the Hotife fhall think juft and equitable; And Alfo Several Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Dale, in the Cotmty of Chefterfield, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, taking Notice of the Petition intended to be prefented to the Hotife for a Divifion of the faid Parifh and fetting forth that it is yet imneceff ary to divide the faid Parifh that fuch a Divifion will be attended with very great Expence and that by a Regulation intended by the Veftry of the faid Parifh, the Churches therein will be rendered convenient to the Congregations; and therefore praying that the faid Parifh may not be divided Were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid feveral Petitions be feverally referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to continue and amend an Acft intituled An Ad' for allowing Fairs to be kept in the Town of Frederickfbirrg and that M' Grymes do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of feveral Perfons, Inhabitants of the County of Augufta, living on the two Mill Creeks, North Fork, South Fork, and South Branch of Potowntack, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioners refide much further from the Court-Hotife of their own Cotmty, than from that of Hampfhire, and in travelling to the former muft go through a more mountainous Country, and in a worf e Road than to the other, and crof s feveral Rivers and therefore praying, that the aforefaid Part of the County of Augufta, may be added to the Cotmty of Hampfhire. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife. M'' Archibald Gary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had diretfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as foUowPetition of feveral Freeholders
of Chefterfield,

Coimty

aoi

eth, viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Enoch Fowler, a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of Ten Pounds, for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of Six Pounds per Annum, during his Life, in Confideration of the Hardfhips he fuffered in the Service, and of his being thereby rendered incapable of getting a Subfiftence for himfelf and Family. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Thomas Davis late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment be rejected.
Refolved,
late
;

Refolved
'

Hening, V, p. 8s.

[43]
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Knibb

and Thomas
terfield

Tobacco at Bermuda Hundred Warehoufe, in ChefCounty, to be reimburfed for Tobacco ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, is reafonable; and that they ought to be allowed the Stun of Ten Pounds and Seventeen Shillings for the fame. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of Martin Shearman and Robert Mitchell, Infpedlors of Tobacco, at Deep Creek Warehoufe,
Stratton, Infpedlors of

in Lancafter County, as relates to the

ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, in

Rate

of

Forty Shillings per Cent,

is

Three Thoufand and Fifteen Pounds of Tobacco the Year 1759, and for which they have paid at the reafonable; and that they ought to be reimburfed

the Simi of Sixty Pounds and Six Shillings for the fame.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo


Proof.

much

of the faid Petition

as relates to the Nineteen


in the

Year

1762,

Hundred Pounds of be rejedled, for want of fuflficient


it is

Tobacco ftolen out of the

faid

Warehoufe

Refolved,

That

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Luke Luker

and John Walton, Infpedlors of Tobacco, at Pungoteague Warehoufe, in Accomack County, to be reimburfed for a Hogfhead of Tobacco ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, be reje<5led, for want of fufificient Proof. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by

the Houfe.

That a Committee be appointed to examine the Treafvu-er's Accounts. And a Committee was appointed of M'' Bland, M'' Richard Henry Lee, M' Archibald Henry, M' Lewis BurEyre, Gary, Harrifon, M'' Charles Carter, of Lancafter, well, of James City, and M'' Blair. Ordered, That M'' John Wilfon, of Norfolk, have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till this Day Fortnight. Ordered, That M'' Thomas Mann Randolph have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till this Day Sevenight. Ordered, That M"' Eyre have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Wednefday next. M'' Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, to whom the Petition of fundry Freeholders and- Inhabitants of the Parifh of Overwharton, in the County of Stafford, complaining of fundry illegal and unwarrantable Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the faid Veftry may be diffolved, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Veftry have, with Honour, fully acquitted themfelves of every Article of Charge contained in the faid
Ordered,

Petition.
IXB

Refolved, Therefore, that

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition

be

reje(5ted.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by

the Houfe.
ftate

an Account of the Expences of the Travelling of the Witneffes, who were examined as well before the faid Committee touching the faid Petition, as before the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, to whom a like Petition in the Year 1767, was referred, and report the fame, with their Opinion how the faid Expences ought to be defrayed, to the Houfe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Richard Lee and M"" Eledlion of Vef tries and that M-- Mercer, M' Bland, M-- Jones,
Ordered,

That the and Attendance

faid

Committee do

Stark,

do prepare and bring

in the fame.

[44]
M' Treafurer reported, from the Committee
that the Veftry of the faid Parifh
for Religion, to
,

whom

the Petitions

of ftmdry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Overwharton

in the

County

of Stafford, praying

be diffolved, was referred, that the Committee which the Committee had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are

may

had come to

feveral Refolutions thereupon,


;

as followeth,
Refolved,

viz.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petitions be heard

before the Committee on Saturday the Sixteenth Inftant.


Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Veftry be ferved with copies of the faid Petitions, and have fix Days previous Notice of the Time when the faid Petitions are to be heard, before the Committee. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. M'' Archibald Cary reported, from the Comnaittee of Public Claims, to whom the certified Petition of John Scott, of Lunenburg Co\mty, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had diredled him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee, by the Depofitions of fundry Witneffes, that fome Time in the Month of December 1766, Jack, a Negro Man Slave, belonging to the Petitioner, was one day employed under one William Chandler, who was Stirveyor of a Public Road, in cutting and levelling the Banks of Meherrin River; that the faid Slave was feen fome Time in the Night, in Company with other Negroes, at the Place where they had been at work that Day, in good Health and that he was fovmd the next Morning lying dead in the faid River, and (as was fuppofed) was drowned. Whereupon the Committee came to the following Refolution; Refolved, that it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition be rejected. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. A Petition of Daniel Cargill was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that Wade's Ferry, from the County of Charlotte, over Roanoke River, to the County of Halifax, is, by the Death of the Proprietor, become ufelefs to the Public, and the Executors of the faid Decedent are refolved not to keep up the faid Ferry, and are willing that the fame may be moved and therefore praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Petitioner's Land, in the faid County of Charlotte, croffing the faid River, to
;
; ;

the
of

John Foufhee, deceafed, in the faid County of Halifax. That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and reof

Land

Refolved,

206

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day being

read

That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to confider further of the Bill to explain and amend one Adl of Affembly, made in the 4*'' Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An Ad^ for regulating the Eledion of Burgeffes, for fettling their Privileges, and for afcertaining their Allowances: And alfo one other Adt made in the 10'*' Year of the Reign of King George II. intituled An Ad' to declare who fhall have a Right to vote in the Eledion of Burgeffes, to ferve in the General A ffembly for Counties and for preventing fraudulent Conveyances,
in order
to

multiply votes

at fiich

Eledions.
until

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

Monday Morning

next Eleven of the Clock.

'

Hening,

III, p. 236.

Ibid, IV, p. 575.

[ 45 1

5ttoR6a?, t^e

4tl)

of 3uite, 10 <Beo. Ill 1770.

THE
thereof,

Houfe being informed by M"' Bland, that the Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants of the County of Spotfylvania, praying that this Houfe will addrefs the Governor, that his Excellency will order the Court of the faid County

of Spotfylvania, to be held at the moft convenient Place, near the Center and alfo praying that fome Mode may be adopted for determining Law Suits with more Expedition and lefs Expence, referred upon Friday la.it to the Confideration of the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, was not figned Ordered, That the faid Committee be difcharged from proceeding upon the faid
Petition.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be withdrawn.

And
M''

the faid Petition was withdrawn accordingly.


Bill

Grymes prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a


Adl, intituled

to continue
of

and

amend an

An Ad^
Bill

for allowing Fairs to be kept in the


firft

Town

Frederickf-

burg; and the fame was received, and read the


Refolved,

Time.

That the

be read a fecond Time.

eron, in the

and others, Inhabitants of the Parifh of CamCounty of Loudoun, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the faid Parifh is very extenlive, and inconvenient to the People who refide in the upper Parts thereof; and therefore praying that the faid Parifh may be divided in the Manner and upon the Terms mentioned in a Scheme to the faid Petition annexed. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame with
Petition of the Minifter, Veftry,
;
;

their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition

of

Nathan Chapman was prefented to the Houfe, and read

fetting forth,

Meadows, the Petitioner, then in the Service of this Country 9M that at the Battle of the received a wound in his Hip, which has hindered him from labouring to maintain himfelf;

and therefore praying the Houfe

to take his Cafe into Confideration,

and make

him fuch Allowance as they fhall think proper. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Gentlemen who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, for the better regulating the Election of Veftries, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Augufta,
in the

County of Augufta. M^ Mercer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was received and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Several Members, returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed by A(5l of Parliament to be taken, inf tead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Abjuration Oath, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Seats in the
;

Houfe.

Bland reported, from the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, that the Committee had had imder their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as
M-; ;

followeth, viz.

Refolved
Hening, V,
p. 82.

[46]
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of feveral Freeothers, of the

holders, Merchants,

and

ties, praying that the Infpe<5lion of

Cotmty of Wefimoreland, and the adjacent CounTobacco at Stratford Landing may be difcontinuedi

be rejedled.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of feveral

Freeholders, and Houfekeepers, Inhabitants of the County of Wefimoreland, praying that the faid Infpedlion may be continued, is reafonable, provided the Proprietor of the
faid Warehoiifes will rebuild the fame.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Thomas Sumner, praying that a certain yearly Rent may hereafter be paid by the Public, fojConftance's Warehoufe in the County of Nanfemond, in Lieu of eight Pence per Hogf-

head, be

reje(5led.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of ftondry Inhabitants of Spotfylvania Coimty, praying that an Amendment be made to the Aft declaring the Law concerning Executions, and for Relief of Infolvent Debtors, is
Refolved,

reafonable.

The

fir ft

Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time

And

the Queftion being put, that the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the

faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

That the Petition of feveral Freeholders, Merchants, and others of the and the adjacent Counties, praying that the Infpedtion of Tobacco at Stratford Landing may be difcontinued, is reafonable. The fecond Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time And the Queftion being put, that the Hotife doth agree with the Committee in the
Refolved,

County

of Wefimoreland,

faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

That the Petition of feveral Freeholders, and Houfekeepers, Inhabitants, of the County of Wefimoreland, praying that the Infpedlion of Tobacco at Stratford Landing may be continued, be rejedled. The fubfequent Refolutions of the Committee being read a fecond Time, were, upon feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Hotife. Queftion the Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of the whole Houfe, to whom the Bill to continue and amend the Adl, intituled An Ad^ for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for difcontinuing the Infpedlion of Tobacco at
Refolved, Stratford Landing.

to

That a Bill be brought in ptuiuant to the fourth Refolution of the Comand which hath been agreed to by the Houfe, and that the faid Committee do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M' Grymes have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe, until Wednefday Sevenight.
Ordered,

mittee,

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read

That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the upon the Bill to continue and amend the A(5l, intituled An Ad for amendHoufe, whole ing the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms. M"' Bland prefented to the Houfe according to Order, a Bill to make provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons of unfotmd Minds; and the fame was received and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

Tuesday

Hening, VIII, p. 69.

[47]

Tjmsba^,

t[)(i

5tl)

of

Uune. 10

(Beo.

III.

1770;

A
A

Petition of

John Henry was prefented to the Houfe, and read

fetting forth,

that the Petitioner hath, at great Expence and Trouble, perfe(5led a


this Colony,

Map

of

diftinguifhed, and marked out, by Means whereof he conceives that very confiderable Advantages may be derived to the Public; and therefore praying that the fame may be taken into Confideration by the Houfe, and that fo ufeful a Work may be encouraged, by allowing to him fuch a Sum of Money as may feem reafonable for reimburfing his Expence aforefaid. And a Motion being made, and the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of a Committee

Rivers,

wherein the Bounds and other remarkable Places, are

of the feveral Counties, the Water-Courfes,

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be reje(5led.

County of King William, whole Names was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Infpe(5lion of Tobacco at Walker ton and 1^0//^- '5 is very convenient to the Petitioners, and not greatly expenfive to the Public and therefore praying that the faid Inf pe(5lion may be continued, and a Propofal, they are informed, will be made to the contrary,
Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

are thereunto subfcribed,

difagreed

to.

ags

do lie upon the Table. M"' Dudley Digges, reported from the Committee to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of Two Thoufand Eight Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Brunfwick, whereof Armiftead Lightfoot is feized in Fee Tail, and vefting the fame in Truftees, for certain Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed. A Claim of Samuel Boufh, Treafurer of Norfolk County, for fundry Sums of Money advanced, by Order of the Juftices of peace of the faid County, to Jatnes Patrick, Robert Atken, and William Honeycomb, Mariners, detained in the County as Witneffes for the Crown against David Fergufon, Mariner, late Mafter of the Snow Bet fey, who is now in the Public Gaol, accufed of having murdered fome of the Snow's Crew upon the High Seas, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
Ordered,
faid Petition
;

That the

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe being informed, that Benjamin Grymes defired Leave to withdraw the Petition on Behalf of himfelf and others, of the Parifh of Saint George, in the County of Spotfylvania, praying that an Eledlion of Veftrymen of the faid Parifh, made in Confequence of an A(5l of this prefent General Affembly, may yet be fet afide, referred upon Friday laft to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion. Ordered, That the faid Committee be dif charged from proceeding upon the faid
Petition.

Ordered,

That the

faid

Benjamin Grymes have Leave to withdraw the faid

Petition.

And
that
M"' M''

the faid Petition was withdrawn accordingly.

Ordered,

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to appoint Notaries Public; and Bland and M"' Mercer do prepare and bring in the fame. Mercer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for reimburfing the Country

[48]
Country the Expence
againft
M''

inciirred

by the Profecution

of M"^

And
Time;

Nathaniel Terry; the fame was received, and read the a Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the

Walter Coles's Accufation firft Time. Bill be read a fecond

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be

reje(5ted.

A Petition

of feveral Perfons, of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the

County

of

Nanfemond,

on the Eaft Side of the River, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that fome of the Petitioners were prevailed with by the Infmuations of the Minifter of the faid Parifh, and his Adherents, to fign a Petition formally prefented to this Hotife, and referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion, for dividing the faid Parifh, or diffolving the Veftry thereof, and repealing fo much of an Aft of General Affembly, eftablifhing a free Ferry over Nanfemond River, as relates to all the Parifhioners, except the Minifter, and that the Petitioners have fince fotmd moft of the Complaints againft the faid Veftry to be groimdlefs, and the others of little Confequence, and believe the free Ferry over the faid River to be a Grievance to the People and therefore praying that the Adt of General Affembly, eftablifhing the faid free Ferry, may be wholly repealed, and that the faid former Pe;

207

tition

may

be rejefted.

for

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Order
of the

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

whole Hotde upon the Bill to continue and amend the Adl, intituled A>1^* /or amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms; Ordered, That it be an Inftni(5lion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for difcontinuing the Infpedlion of Tobacco at Guilford, in the County of Accomack, and eftablifhing an Infpe<5lion at Finley's Point, on Hunting Creek.
receive a Clatife or Claufes for eftabUfhing another Infpedlion of

be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to Tobacco on the Lots of Robert Boiling, which he lately purchafed of Patrick Ramfay, in^the Town of Blandford. Ordered, That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of King William, for continuing the Infpecftion of Tobacco at Walkerion and Waller's, this Day prefented to the Hottfe, and ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the faid Committee. Then the Hotife refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
Ordered,

That

it

Speaker left the Chair. M"' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had
M"^

made

a Progrefs in the

Bill;

and that he was


again.
Refolved,

direcTted

by the Committee

to move, that they into a

may have Leave


of the

to

fit

That this Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill.

itfelf

Committee

The other Order


Refolved,

of the

Day being

read
refolve itfelf into a

That

this

Houfe will, upon Friday next,

Committee

of

the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill to explain and amend one Adl of Affembly, made in the fourth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An Ad' for regulating the Eledion of Burgeffes, for fettling their Privileges, and for afcertaining their Allow-

one other Adl made in the tenth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled An Ad^ to declare who fhall have a Right to vote in the Eledion of Burgeffes to ferve in the General Affembly for Counties, and for preventing fraudulent Conances;

and

alfo

veyances, in order to multiply Votes at fuch Eledions.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

Wednesday
Hening. VIII, p. 69
'

Ibid, III, p. 236.

Ibid, IV, p. 475.

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Vl>e6ne56aip.
tl)e

6H) of 'June, 10 (hao.

III.

1770.

A
J

208

Hon. John Tayloe, Efq; was prefented to the Houfe, and read; Negro Man Slave named Toby, who, on the i9"> Day of /awMar)/ laft, was convidled of Hog- ftealing by /Ciwg G'eorge County Court, and whipped and pilloried, by the Inclemency of the Weather, whilft he remained in Gaol, before his Trial, was fo feverely Froft-bitten, that he died by Means thereof and therefore praying the Houfe to make the Petitioner fuch Allowance for the faid Slave as may feem juft. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had dire<5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table, where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth,
Petition of the

letting forth, that the Petitioner's

viz.

late

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of James Ford, a Soldier in the Service of the Colony, under the Command of Col. George Wafhington, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of Five Pounds for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of Five Pounds per Annum, during his Life, in Confidera tion of the Wound he received at the Battle of the Meadows, and of his being thereby rendered incapable of getting a neceffary Subfiftence. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Nathan Chapman, late A Soldier in the Service of the Colony, tmder the Command of Col. George Wafhington is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of Five Potmds for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of Five Pounds per Annum, during his Life, in Confideration of the Wound he received at the Battle of the Meadows, and of his being thereby rendered incapable of getting a neceffary Subfiftence. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Ballantine, to be paid for transporting Forty-four Recruits from Mattox to Alexandria, on Potowmack River, and furnifhing Provifions for them, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of 18 /. 10 s. for the fame. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Nicholas Alley to be paid for Provifions fumifhed the Militia of Prince Edward County, in the Year 1757, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed 3 Z. 9 5. 9 d'/^., for the fame. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Riddick have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
; ,

until this

Day

Sevenight.

An
time.

engroffed Bill for altering the Court

Day

of Middlefex County,

was read a

third

a Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill do pafs It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Bill be rejedled.
Ordered,

And

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Juftice to

whom

the Bill for altering the Court Day of the County of Culpeper is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for altering the Court Day of the Coimty of

Middlefex to the fourth

Monday

in

every Month.

Petition of Jeffe Ewell, Proprietor of the public Warehoufes for InfpeCtion of Tobacco, at Dumfries, in the County of Prince William, was prefented to the Houfe,

and read; fetting forth, that by Order of the faid County Court, at feveral Times, four Houfes have been directed to be built at the faid Infpedlion, the Expence whereof, and of keeping them in Repair, the Rents allowed by Law are not fufficient to defray, and

50]
;

and make the Proprietor a reafonable Satiffadlion for his Land and therefore praying to be relieved, and that the Rents of the faid warehoufes may be raised to One Shilling per Hogfhead.
Ordered,
of propofitions

That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and re;

**>

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, to whom the Bill for altering the Court Day of the County of Culpeper is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for altering the Court Day of the County of Spotfylvania to the third Thurfday in every Month. A Bill to continue and amend an Adl, intituled An Ad^ for allowing Fairs to he kept in the Town of Frederickfburg, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. A Claim of Jofhua Powell, for his Pay as an Enfign, under the Command of Capt. John Dicker fan, at a Fort on Smith's River, and as a Carpenter, under the Command of Capt. Jofeph Terry, at the Building of Black Water Fort, in the Year 1759, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of George Boyd, for Work done on Fort Mayo, under the Command of Capt. Samuel Harris, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Gentlemen who are appointed to examine the Treafurer 's Accounts do examine the Account of Jacob Hite, of public Tobacco levied in the Cotmty of Frederick, in the Year 1765, and report the fame, as it fhall appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Jofeph Kidd, for gilding and painting the Weathercock, and Dial Plates and Hands of the Capitol, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of William Aylett, Proprietor of the Tobacco Warehoufes called Aylett 's, on Mattapony River, in the Coimty of King William, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Storage for Tobacco of Eight Pence per Hogfhead is not fufficient to reimburfe the Expences of building and repairing the Warehoufes, with Intereft and therefore praying that the Rate of Storage may be increafed, or elfe that the Petitioner may deliver up his faid Warehoufes to the Public, and that the Value thereof may be paid to him. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole Houfe
Ordered,

That

it

to

whom

the Bill to continue and

amend

the At, intituled

An Ad'
is

for

Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms,

amending committed.

the

M'' Dixon reported, from the Committee, to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentlemen, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had examined the

210

and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. M'
Allegations of the
Bill,

Bill,

through the

'

Hening, V.

p. 82.

Ibid, VIII. p. 69.

[51

M'' Richard Baker reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to fufpend the Execution of an A(5t, intituled An Ad' to amend an Ad, intituled an Ad for the Infpedion of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Adminiftration of Juftice in the County Courts; and that M"' Richard Henry Lee, M.^ Archibald Gary, M'
; ;

Bland,

M''

Riddick, M""

Edmund
and

Pendleton,

M^

Jones, M'' Carrington,

M''

M"' Treafurer, M"" Blair, M'' Mercer, M"' Henry, Richard Baker, do prepare and bring in the fame.

A Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Effex, King & Queen, and Caroline, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Place called Southern's or Layton's, on Rappahannock River, in the faid County of Effex, is commodious for a Town, and convenient to Trade; and therefore praying that a Town may be eftablifhed at the Place aforefaid, on the Land of Thomas Ley, who is confenting thereto, under the fame Regulations, and with the like Immunities as other Towns. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


of the

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon this Day Sevenight, refolve itfelf into the
Ordered,

faid Committee.

That the Chaplain to this Houfe do attend to read Prayers in the Houfe, Morning at Seven of the Clock. every Ordered, That a Meffage to fent to the Council, to acquaint them that the Chaplain will attend to read Prayers in the Houfe, every Morning at Seven of the Clock. Ordered, That M"' Robert Wormeley Carter do carry the faid Meffage.

211

of

The other Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further the Bill, to continue and amend the Adl for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and
Speaker
left

preventing Frauds in his Majefty

's Cuftoms. Chair. the M'' M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a further progrefs in the Bill and that he was diredled by the Committee to move that they may have
;

leave to

fit

again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will,

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. Ordered, That M"' Roane, returned upon a new Writ, be added to the Committees of
Propofitions

and Grievances, and

of Public Claims.

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that he is feized, in Fee Tail, of about Six Htmdred Acres of Land, lying in the Parifh of Yorkhampton, in the Coimty of York, under the Will of his Mother Elizabeth Wormeley deceafed, which it would be greatly for the Advantage of his Family if he was allowed to fell; and that William Tayloe, late of the County of Lancafter, Gentleman, deceafed, had devifed Eight Htmdred Acres of Land, in the faid Coimty of Lancafter, to William Digges, Gentleman, who had married the Petitioner's Daughter, for Payment of a Debt, and the Petitioner having undertaken to pay the faid Debt, the faid William Digges, for that Confideration, had agreed to convey the faid Land in Lancafter to the Petitioner and
>

A Petition oi John

Wormerly

Hening, VIII.

p. 351.

[52

and therefore praying that an A<51 may pafs to dock the Intail of the faid Lands in the County of York, and to fettle the faid Land in the County of Lancafter, in Lieu thereof. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition And that M' Dudley Digges do prepare and bring in the fame. M"' Treafurer reported from the Committee for Religion, that the Committee had had under their Confi deration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which the Committee had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the petition of ftmdry Inhabitants of Suffolk Parifh, in the County of Nanfemond, on the Eaft Side of the River, as prays that the faid Parifh may be divided, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of
:

fundry Inhabitants of the faid Parifh, in Oppofition thereto, as relates to the faid
Divifion,
is

reafonable.

Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

much

of the faid Petition,

letting forth, that the Veftry

and Churchwardens

of the faid Parifh

and mifapplied
the faid Veftry
Refolved,

certain charitable Donations given to the faid Parifh,

had mifmanaged and praying that

be diffolved, be rejedled. the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Veftry have with Honour fully acquitted themfelves of every Article of Charge contained in the faid

may

That

it is

Petition.

Refolved, therefore,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

much

of the
is

Petition, in Oppofition thereto, as prays that the faid Veftry

may

not be diffolved,

reafonable.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

much

of the faid Peti-

tion as prays that the Adl of Affembly for eftabUfhing a free Ferry over

Nanfemond

River,
is

may

be repealed, fo far as

it

relates to all the Parifhioners, except the Minifter,

reafonable.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

tion, in Oppofition thereto, as

prays that the faid Adl of Affembly

much of the faid Petimay be wholly re-

pealed, be reje(5led.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Hungars Parifh, in the County of Northampton, praying that the Veftry
Refolved,

of the faid Parifh

may

be diffolved,

is

reafonable.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

'^''^

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

who

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, and bring in a Bill purfuant to the fourth Refolution of the faid Committee, which was agreed to by the Houfe, upon Monday the thirteenth Day of November laft, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the fixth Refolution of the Committee for Religion, which hath been this day agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Gentlemen who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Eledlion of Veftries, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the eighth Refolution of the Committee, for Religion, which hath been this Day agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Committee for Religion to ftate an Account of the Expences of traveling and Attendance of the Witneffes who were examined before the faid Committee touching the Matters fet forth and complained of in the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Suffolk Parifh, in the County of Nanfemond, on the Eaft Side of the River, and report the fame, with the Opinion of the faid Committee, who ought to be charged with the faid Expences, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven of the'lClock.
Ordered,

That

it

are appointed to prepare

53

Bl)urs6a^

t^e 7l[) of ^uno^. 10 <Beo.

III.

1770.

Petition of Jofeph Saunders

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; letting forth, that in the Year 1759, the Petitioner's Son, with feveral other young Men in the fame Neighborhood, enHfted in the Service of the Country, and the peti-

to carry their Luggage, on being promifed the faid Horfe fhould be fent back from Winchefter; but that the faid Horfe was not returned, having been loft, as the Petitioner believes, with his faid Son in the Service and that the Petitioner would have applied before for Reparation of his Lofs, but he was informed fuch Claims were not allowed, which Information he now underftands not to have been true; and therefore praying the Houfe to make him Satif;

tioner let

them have an Horfe, worth Ten Pounds,

fadlion for his faid Horfe.

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An engroffed Bill to veft certain in tailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman,
Ordered,
of Public
;

John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized, in John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame Ufes. Ordered, That M"' Edmund Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
is

feized, in

Ufes,

their Concurrence.
218

of the

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe to confider further of the Bill to continue and amend the Aft, inti-

tuled

An Ad'

for

amending

the Staple of Tobacco,

and preventing frauds in

his Majefty's

Cuftoms;

That this Houfe will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. A Petition of John Armiftead and William Armiftead, Gentlemen, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that their late Father William Armiftead, Efq; by his Will devifed all his Lands in the Counties of Gloucefter and Middle fex, and Seventy Slaves to the faid Petitioner William, and the Heirs of his Body, and Six Thoufand Acres of Land in the Cotmty of Prince William, with feveral Slaves thereon, to the faid Petitioner John, and the Heirs of his Body; that the Petitioners coming to full Age could not take Poffeffion of their Eftates, before they engaged to pay about Seventeen Hundred Pounds each, for their Proportions of large Debts due from their faid Father; that they have no Means to pay the faid Money, without felling their Slaves, whereby their Lands would be unprofitable, and they would be unable to make Provifion for their yoiinger Children; and that they conceive it will be for the Advantage of their refpedlive Families, by felling Part of their intailed Lands for Payment of their Proportions of the faid Debts, to preferve their Slaves and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs, to dock the Intail of Two Thoufand Seven Hundred and Forty Acres of Land, whereof the Petitioner, William, is feized, in the County of Middlefex, and of Two Thoufand Acres, Part of the faid Land devifed to the petitioner John, in the Coimty of Prince
Refolved,
of the
;

William.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid and that M' Edmund Pendleton do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That this Houfe be called over upon Wednefday next. Several Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the Cotmty of Loudoun, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read taking Notice of the Petition prefented to the Houfe for dividing the Parifh of Cameron, in the faid Coimty and fetting forth, that fuch a Divifion is imneceffary and would be grevious, and burthenfome
Ordered,
;

Petition

Henjng, VIII,

p. 478.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 69.

54]

enfome, and that the terms propofed by the faid Petition are unequal and unjuft; and therefore praying that the faid Divifion may not take Place. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft certain intailed Lands therein mentioned in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for
M''

fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof

and the fame was

received,

and

read the

firft

Time.
of this

till

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M"' Poythrefs have Leave to be abfent from the Service Wednefday next. A Petition of David Barton, was prefented to the Houfe, and read;
Refolved,

Houfe

fetting forth,

that the Petitioner having difcovered a


;

Commimicate Reward. adequate to grant him an the House therefore praying it to the Public and the Committee Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of of Proportions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
for Cancers
is

Remedy

willing to

2u

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Richard Baker have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this

Saturday Sevenight. Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Samuel Meredith is feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. An engroffed Bill to dock the intail of certain Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq is feized, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes,
till

Houfe

M"'

Edmund

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the certain Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq;
of greater

Title be.
is feized,

An Ad'

dock the intail of and for fettling other Lands,


to

Value

to the

fame Ufes.

Ordered,

That

M"'

Edmund

Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire


of this

their Concurrence.

till

Ordered, That M"" Efkridge have Leave to be abfent from the Service Thurfday next.

Houfe

The other Order


Refolved,

of the

Day

being read

That this Houfe will, upon this Day Sevenight, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the Bill to continue and amend the Adl for better regulating and difciplining the Militia. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard:

M^

Speaker,

The Council do not


A(5l' for clearing

infift upon the Amendment made by them to the Bill, intituled An Road from Payne's Run, in the County of Augufta, to Thurmond'

County of Albemarle; to which the Houfe have difagreed: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ to amend an Adl paffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfng the Counties of Hanover and King William, the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Adl* to explain and amend an Adl
in the

Affembly, intituled An Adl to divide the Parifh of Hamilton, and Prince William: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A<5ts to dock the intail of Pour Thoufand Acres of Land, in the County of Ifle of Wight, whereof James Burwell is feized in Fee
of this prefent Seffion of

in the Counties of Fauquier

Hening, VIII, p. 445. Ibid, VIII, p. 428.

"
5

Not recorded

as a law.

Hening, VIII,

p. 407.

Ibid, VIII, p. 481.

55]
Fee Simple,
for certain purpofes therein

Fee

Tail,

and

for vefting the

fame

in Truftees in

mentioned.

And then the Meffenger withdrew. M' Edmund Pendleton prefented to


are feized, in Truftees, to be fold for

the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to veft


of the

certain intailed Lands, whereof William Armiftead

Payment

and John Armiftead, Gentlemen, Debts due from the Eftate of their

Father; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. And engroffed Bill to veft certain intailed Lands and Slaves, therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Littleton Savage, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to settle other Lands in
215

Lieu thereof, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be, An Ad' to veft certain intailed Lxinds and Slaves therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Littleton Savage, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to fettle other Lands in Lieu thereof.
;

Eyre do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. Pendleton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to impower certain Truftees to leafe the Lands of the Pamimkey Indians, and for other purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and
Ordered,
M"' M"'

That

Edmund

made an Amendment

him to report to the Houfe and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. Ordered, That a Mef fage be fent to the Council, to defire they will expedite the Pafand he read the report
in his Place,

thereunto, which they had dire(5led

fage of a
is feized,

Bill, intituled

An Ad'

to

dock the intail of certain Lands, whereof Daniel

M 'Carty

Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes. Ordered, That Edmund Pendleton and M"' Wafhington do carry the faid Meffage. M'' I M'' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for adding Part of the City of Williamfburg to James City Coimty, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill for better regulating the Colledtion of Public, County, and Parifh Levies, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's
for fettling other
;

and

Table

And
made

the Houfe being informed, that fome other

Amendments

are neceffary to be

to the faid Bill,

Ordered,
Ordered,

That the That the

faid Bill be re-committed. faid Bill be re-committed to the

Committee, to

whom

the fame

was committed.
M''

intail

Richard Baker prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to dock the of certain Lands, whereof Robert Burwell, Efq is feized in Tail Male, and for fet;

Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
tling other

be read a fecond Time. Lands, whereof Bernard Moore, Efq is feized in An Fee Tail, in Truftees to be fold, and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ to veft certain Lands whereof Bernard Moore, Efq; is feized in Fee Tail, in Truftees to be fold, and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves, to he fettled to the fame Ufes.
Refolved,
Bill

That the

engroffed Bill to veft certain

Ordered
"

Hening, VIII,

p. 468.

'

Not recorded

as a law,

Hening, VII, p. 476.

[56]
Ordered,

That

M"'

Richard Henry Lee do carry the


till

Bill to

the Council, and defire


of the Clock.

219

their Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

lFrl6ar

tl)<i

St^ of 'June. 10 6eo.

III.

1770.

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill for better regulating the CoUecftion of Public, County, and Parifh Levies, was re-committed, that the Committee had made another Amendment to the Bill, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were read. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;
;

MR
M''

Speaker,

The Council's Anfwer to the Meffage of your Houfe to expedite the Paffage of a Bill, 'Carty is feized, intituled An Adl to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Daniel and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes, is (without taking Notice of the Novelty and unufual Terms of fuch a Meffage) that they have exercifed that Right which the Conftitution has vefted in them of rejecting the faid Bill, and it is accordingly

rejected.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew.


of Propofitions

Then the Amendments made by the Committee

and Grievances to

the Bill for better regulating the Colle<5tion of Public, County, and Parifh Levies, were
feverally read a fecond Time, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were, with Amendments to one of them, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Ordered, That M"^ Wilfon Miles Cary have Leave to be abfent from the Service of
till Thurfday next. Richard Henry Lee reported, from the Committee of Courts of Juftice, to whom the Bill for altering the Court Day of the County of Culpeper was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, Upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Ordered, That M"' Newton have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Friday next.

this

Houfe
M''

Meffage from the Council by


Speaker,

M"'

Hubard;

M""

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A(5l' to veft certain Lands, whereof Bernard Moore, Efq is feized in Fee Tail, in Truftees, to be fold, and the Money laid out in the Purchafe of other Lands and Slaves, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, without
;

any Amendment; And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A(5l to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized in John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and fettle other Lands to the fame Ufes, without any Amendment; And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' to veft certain intailed Lands and
'

217

Hening, VIII,

p. 476.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 478.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 468.

[57

and Slaves, therein mentioned, in Nathaniel Littleton Savage, Gentleman, and to fettle other Lands, in Lieu thereof, without any Amendment.

in

Fee Simple,

the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
Refolved,

And then the Meffenger withdrew. M"' Edmund Pendleton prefented to

That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time.

The Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill to explain and amend one A6t of Affembly, made in the 4"' Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An Ad' for regulating the Eledion of Burgeffes, for fettling their Privileges, and for afcertaining their Allowances; and alfo one other Acft made in the lo"* Year of the Reign of King George II. intituled An Ad" to declare who fhall have a
Vote in the Eledion of Burgeffes, to ferve in the General Affembly for Counties, and for preventing fraudulent Conveyances, in Order to multiply Votes at fuch Eledions.

Right

to

W Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M"' Bland reported, from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, feveral of them were difagreed to, and the reft were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.
M"^
;

SoXmbcci,

tl)e

9t^ of 3une, 10 (Beo.

III.

1770.

AN
A
218

ingroffed Bill to veft certain Lands in David Meade, in Fee Simple, whereof

the faid David and Sarah his wife are feized, in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands, in Lieu thereof, was read the third

Time.
Refolved,

That the

Bill

do pafs; and that the

Title be.

An Ad^

to veft certain

Lands

in David Meade, in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David and Sarah, his Wife are feized, in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands, in Lieu thereof.
Ordered,

That M"' Blair do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. Meffage from the Council by M"' Hubard;
Speaker,

M"'

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to veft certain intailed Lands, therein mentioned, in Charles Carter, and for fettling other Lands to the fame Ufes, with fome Amendments; to which Amendments the Council defire the Concurrence of this
Houfe.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew. The Houfe proceeded to take the faid Amendments into Confideration. And the faid Amendments were read, and are as followeth, viz. Line 7. Leave out 'containing Two Thoufand Acres, under the Defcription of and
infert 'being' inftead thereof.

Line
according

9.

After 'Creek' infert 'which Moiety or half Part

is to be divided

and

laid

off,

to the

Line

19.

Diredion of the Will of the faid Robert Carter. Leave out 'one fourth Part of.' Line

Hening,

III, p. 236.

Ibid, IV, p. 475-

Ibid, VIII, p. 47-

Ibid, VIII, p. 464-

[58]
Leave out 'of Twenty Thoufand Acres, then in Prince William, but now -in the Parifh of Cameron, and the County of Loudoun, commonly called and known by the Name of the Mine-Trad. Line 30. Leave out 'Loudoun. Leave out 'Loudoun.' Line 51. Line 61. Leave out 'Loudoun.' Line 70. Leave out 'Loudoun.' The faid Amendments being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
Line
20, 21.

everally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

Richard Henry Lee do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments made by them. An engroffed Bill to dock the Intail of Two Thoufand Eight Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Brunfwick, whereof Armifiead Lightfoot is feized in Fee Tail, and vefting the fame in Truftees, for certain Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the
Ordered,

That

M"'

third Time.
Bill do pafs; and that the Title be An Ad"^ to dock the Intail Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Brunfwick, whereof Eight of in Fee Tail, and vefting the fame in Truftees, to be fold, is Lightfoot feized Armiftead for certain Purpofes therein mentioned.

Refolved,

That the

Two Thoufand

Ordered,Th.at

Ordered,
till

WNelfon do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. That M'' Stark have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
;

this

Day

Sevenight.

John Doncaftle was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the petitioner long fmce paid Two Htmdred and Fifty-nine Pounds and Eighteen Shillings, for the Hire of Two Waggons, employed 226 Days, in the Service of this Colony, for which he never received Satiffacftion, having been prevented from an earlier Application to the Houfe; and therefore praying Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
Petition of

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An engroffed Bill to fufpend the Execution of an Adl, intituled, An Ad^ to amend an Ad, intituled An Ad for the Infpedion of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch and Turpentine, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad^ to fufpend the Execution of an Ad, intituled, an Ad, to amend an Ad, intituled an Ad for the Infpedion of
Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch and Turpentine. Ordered, That M"' Riddick do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.
>"

engroffed Bill to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloiicefter, whereof Sarah the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned was read the
third Time.

An

That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad'* to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, for the
Refolved,

Purpofes therein mentioned.


Ordered,
rence.

That

M''

Dixon do

carr>'

the

Bill to

the Council, and defire their Concur-

M' Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of fundry Inhabitants
'

Hening, VIII.

p. 457-

'

Ibid, VIII. p. 351.

Ibid, VIII. p. 366.

Ibid, VIII. p. 483

[59]
habitants of the Parifh of Dale, in the County of Che fter field, praying a Divifion of the faid Parifh into two diftin(5l Parifhes, be rejedled.
Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the faid Parifh, in Oppofition thereto, praying that the faid Parifh may not be divided, is reafonable.
Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, praying a Divifion of the faid Parifh, into three feparate and diftincft Parifhes, is reafonable.

The

faid Refolntions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion


faid Refolutions;

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.
laft of the

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the and that the Committee for Religion do prepare and bring

in the fame.

M"' Treafurer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to impower the Veftry of Briftol Parifh, in the Counties of Dinwiddie and Prince George, to fell their Glebe And the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
:

Refolved,
M"'

That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time.

whom

of Propofitions and Grievances, to the Petition of divers Inhabitants of Augufta County, praying that Part of the

Treafurer reported, from the Committee

faid County of Augufta may be added to the County of Hampfhire was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid petition, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report
;

in his Place,
of

and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition is reafon;

able.

220

be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Eyre reported from the Committee of Trade, to whom the Bill for encouraging the making of Hemp was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards deHvered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. M"^ Eyre, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for the Infpedlion of Hemp: And the fame -was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M"' Archibald Cary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for eftablifhing a Town at Rocky Ridge, in the County of Chefterfield, and for adding certain Lots to the town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico: And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Tappahannock, in the County of Effex, whole Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe and read; fetting forth, that Wooden Chimnies in the faid Town are dangerous; and therefore, praying that an A61 may pafs for demolifhing Wooden Chimnies already built in the
Ordered,
Bill
; ; ;

That a

faid

of

Town, and prohibiting the building of others therein for the future. That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the matter thereof, and report
Ordered,
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A
of

Petition of

James Rofcow, Gentleman, was prefented


is

to the Houfe,

and read

fetting forth, that the petitioner

feized in Fee Tail, under the Wills of his Anceftors,

about

Two Thoufand and Two Hundred


is

Acres of Land, in two Tradts, called Blunt

Point and Stanley Hundred, and


pe(5lant

feized of the Reverfion of the faid


;

Lands

in Fee, ex-

upon

his

dying without Iffue and that he

is

confiderably indebted, and

now

under

[6o]
under Confinement, from which he cannot difcharge himfelf without difpofmg of his Intereft in the faid Lands (All the property he hath left) which muft be fold for lefs than the Value, by Reafon of the Poffibility of his having Iffue; and therefore praying that an Acft may pafs to dock the Intail of the faid Lands. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition And that M"' Archibald Cary do prepare and bring in the fame. An engroffed Bill to impower certain Truftees to leafe the Lands of the Pamunkey Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ to appoint Truftees in the Room of thofe who are dead, for the Pamunkey Indians, and with further Power to hear and determine Contr over fie s among them. Ordered, That M' Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con:

currence.

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner formerly fold and conveyed One Thoufand Acres of Land'or thereabouts, in the County of King & Queen, and One Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of King William, whereof he was feized, by the Will of his Father, in Fee Tail, to John Robinfon, Efq; deceafed, and is wilHng to confirm the Title of the faid Lands to the Perfons who afterwards purchafed the fame from the faid John Robinfon; and therefore praying that an Adt may pafs to dock the Intail of the faid Lands, and to fettle to the fame Ufes Four Hundred Acres of Land in the County of Louifa, with Slaves thereunto annexed, which the Petitioner had conveyed to the faid John Robinfon, as a Counter Security for the Warranty of the Title of the other Lands fold
Petition of Richard Johnfon,' Gentleman,

221

to him.
Ordered,
petition
;

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer and that M'' Archibald Cary do prepare and bring in the fame.

of the faid

A
Levies,

Bill to

amend

the Adl, intituled

An Ad'

for the better fecuring the for the Poor,

Payment

of

and Reftraint

of Vagrants,

and for making Provifion

was read a fecond

Time.

That the Bill be committed. That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. An ingroffed Bill to explain and amend one Adl of Affembly, made in the 4*^ Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled An Ad^ for regulating the Eledion of Burgeffes, for fettling their Privileges, and for afcertaining their Allowances; and alfo one other Adl made in the 10"' Year of the Reign of King George IL intituled An Ad* to declare who
Refolved, Refolved,
shall have a Right to Vote in the

Eledion

of

Burgeffes

to ferve

in the General Affembly for


to

Counties, and for preventing fraudulent Conveyances, in order

multiply Votes at fuck

Eledions,

was read the third Time. The Amendments following were feverally propofed to be made to the Bill, Sheet I, Line 76. To leave out 'may' and infert 'shall' inftead thereof.
Sheet
2,

viz.

Line 70. After 'eleded' to leave out 'or for being eleded.' Sheet 2, Line 85. After 'Day' to infert 'befides Ferriages.' Sheet 2, Line 97. After 'returning' to leave out 'and,' and infert 'to' inftead thereof. And the faid Amendments were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed
I-

by the Houfe and the Bill was amended at the Table accordingly. Refolved, That the Bilfdo pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for Eledion of Burgeffes, for declaring their Privileges and Allowances, and
to
;

regulating the
for fixing the

Rights of Eledors. Ordered, That M' Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.

Ordered
'

Hening, VIII,

p. 433. Ibid, VIII. p. 305.

'

Ibid, VI. p. 29.

Ibid, III. p. 236.

Ibid, IV. p. 473.

[6i
Ordered,
for a week.

That

M""

Burton have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe

*23

That M"" Archibald Cary have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Wednefday next. A Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons of unfound Minds, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. The Houfe was moved, that the Order which was made upon Wednefday last, that it be an Inftrudlion to the Gentlemen, who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Eledlion of Veftries, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the eighth Refolution of the Committee for Religion,which had been that Day agreed to by the Houfe, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That the faid Order be dif charged. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution; and that M' Eyre, and M'' Mercer, do prepare and bring in the fame. A Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That the Houfe will, upon Friday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning next Eleven of the Clock.
Ordered,

!^on6ar.

tl)e

Ut^ of 3une. 10

<&eo.

III.

1770.
;

A
Houfe

Petition of Rachel Spencer

was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty, and One Thoufand Seven Hundred and Sixty -Two, the petitioner fumifhed Diet, Liquors, and
that in the Years
;

Lodging, for divers Recruits raifed for the Regiments in the Service of this and therefore praying that the Juftice of her Claim may be inquired into, and fuch Allowance made to her as the
Colony, for which she had not received any Satiffadlion
fhall think reafonable.

Ordered,

of Public Claims

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


of Bedford, whofe Names are thereunto and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners are deprived of the Benefit they formerly enjoyed from a plentiful Supply of Fifh, the Paffage of them being obftrudted by Mill Dams without Slopes, or with fuch as are infufficient and therefore praying that an A(5l may pafs diredling Slopes to be made in Mill Dams, and impowering certain Perfons to prefcribe the Manner of making the faid

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the County


was prefented
to the Houfe,

fubfcribed,

Slopes.

of

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and reOrdered,
;

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

223

on Goofe Creek, in the Coimty of Bedford, whofe was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that one Jeremiah Early hath lately eredled a Mill at the Mouth of the faid Creek, and thereby interrupting the Paffage of Fifh, deprived the Petitioners of that Means of fupPetition of fimdry Inhabitants

Names

are thereunto fubfcribed,

porting

62

porting their Families and therefore praying that the faid Early may be compelled to open a Gate in his Mill Dam for admitting Fifh to pafs during the proper Seafon.
Ordered,
of proportions

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and re;

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


laft, that it be an Inand bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Eledtion of Veftries, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Augufia, in the County of Augufta, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That the faid Order be dif charged. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Gentlemen who are appointed to prepare, and bring in a Bill purfuant to the eighth Refolution of the Committee for Religion, which upon Wednefday laft, was agreed to by the Houfe, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh oi Augufta, in the County

The Houfe was moved, that the Order made upon Monday

ftrudlion to the Gentlemen,

who

are appointed to prepare

of Augufta.

for

That the Remainder


Ordered,

M''

Jones have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe


encouraging the making Hemp, was read the third Time. do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for encouraging the
Bill to the Coimcil,

of this Seffion.
Bill, for

An

engroffed

Refolved,

That the

Bill

making Hemp. Ordered, That M"' Bland do carry the

An

engroffed

Bill, for altering

the Court

Day

of the

and defire their Concurrence. County of Culpeper, was read

the third Time.


Refolved,

That the

Bill

do pafs; and that the Title be,

An Ad'

for altering the Court

Days of feveral Counties therein mentioned. Ordered, That M'' Henry Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their
Concurrence.

Lands, whereof William and John Armiftead, GentlePayment of the Debts due from the Eftate men of their Father, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Edmund Pendleton, M" Taliaferro, Tebbs, M^ Marfhall, and Henry Lee, M^ Whiting, M^ Lewis Burwell, of Gloucefter,
are feized, in Truftees, to be fold for

A Bill to veft certain intailed

M'

Scott.

Bill to

in Tail Male,

dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Robert Burwell, Efq; is feized, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read

a fecond Time.

be committed to M"' Richard Baker, M"' Bridger, and all the Members who ferve for the Counties of Surry, Prince William, Loudoun and Fauquier. A Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Samuel Meredith, is feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Edmund Pendleton, M"' Whiting, M' Lewis Burwell, of Gloucefter, M'' Lyne, M'' John Tayloe Corbin, M^ Gawin Corbin, and M'' Philip Ludwell Grymes. A Bill for adding Part of the City of Williamfburg to James City County, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Treafurer, and M' Lewis Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Blair,
Refolved,
Bill

That the

2a4

Burwell, of

James

City.

A
man,

Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, therein

mentioned, in George Brooke, Gentle-

Fee Simple, and read ajfecond Time.


in

for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof,

was

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be committed to M' Lyne, M' John Tayloe Corbin,

W Braxton,
A

M' Moore,

M''

Edmund
p. 363.

Pendleton,

and

M"^ Taliaferro.

'

Hening, VIII.

'

Ibid, VIII. p, 400.

[63

Bill for the better regulating the Office of Sheriffs

and

their Deputies,

was read

a fecond Time.
Refolved,

Weft,

M'

Blair,

That the Bill be committed to M'' Mercer, M' Richard Lee, Eyre, Henry Lee, Nelfon, M" Bland, M' Edmund Pendleton, and

W
M''

Treafiirer.

A Bill to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Mercer, M"' Blair, Edmund Pendleton, M"" Jefferfon, and M'' Thomas Walker. A Bill for the Infpe(5tion of Hemp, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

I3ue56ar.

tl)(i

I2tb of

1\xm, 10

(Beo.

III.

1770.

225

Claim of Thomas Claiborne for the Ferriages of an Adjutant, and of feveral Sheriffs with Criminals, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of John Earle, late of the County of Frederick, but now of the Province of South Carolina, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that upon its being fignified to the petitioner.that a Number of Volunteers from the Colony of Virginia, were defired to join Brigadier General Bouquet, in his Expedition againft the Indian Towns, in the Year 1764, the Petitioner did, at very confiderable Expence, and with much trouble, enlift Twenty-fix Men, who ferved under him during the Campaign, and until the Peace with the Indians; and that the Petitioner, foon after the Campaign, having removed to Carolina, was not included among the Volunteer Officers, whofe Petition was formerly preferred to the Houfe and confidered; and therefore praying the Houfe to take his Cafe into Confideration. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and t-hat they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Eyre prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Hungars, in the County of Northampton: And the fame was received, and read the fir ft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of William Edwards and James Price, Infpedlors at Gray 's Creek Warehoufe, in the Coimty of Surry, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that in the Year 1763, the faid Warehoufe was broke open, and a Hogfhead of Tobacco, the Property of the faid William Edwards, ftolen thereout and that in May laft. Four Htmdred and Twenty -one Pounds of Tobacco were taken out of a prized Hogflaead and carried away and therefore praying that fuch Allowance may be made to the Petitioners as fhall be thought reafonable. Refolved, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Jofhua Kendall for Services done in ornamenting the Capitol Gates, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they report their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
; ; ; ; ;

[64]
A Petition of John Hancock, and Margaret his Wife, was prefented to the Houfe, read fetting forth, that the faid John is feized, in Fee Tail, of Three Hundred Acres and of Land, in the Parifh of Dettingen, and County of Prince William, called the Deep Hole Tradt, and is feized in Fee Simple, in Right of his faid Wife, of Eight Himdred Acres of Land, in the Cotinty of Amherft; and that it will be greatly to the Advantage of their Iffue, and more to the Advantage of the Wife, who is contenting thereto, if the faid Eight Hundred Acres of Land, with Slaves, are fettled, in Lieu of the faid Three Hun;

dred Acres; and therefore praying that an Adt may pafs for that Purpofe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Henry Lee do prepare and bring in the fame. A Claim of John Hickman for the Ferriages of certain Criminals was prefented to
;

the Houfe, and read.


Ordered,
of Public Claims;

That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of John Corrie and Ewin Clements was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Ferries over Rappahannock River, called Ruft's and Lowry's, are now little ufed, fince the Eftablifhment of a more convenient Ferry, in the Neighborhood of them, from the Town of Tappahannock, in the County of Effex, to the Land of Moore Faunileroy, in the Coimty of Richmond, and are detrimental to the Petitioners, who have intermarried with the Proprietors of the faid Ruft '5 and Lowry 's Ferries and therefore praying relief. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of William Rind, Printer, for printing Paper Bills for Ten Thoufand Potmds and binding Fifty Books thereof, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Jofeph Mitchell, of the Province of Maryland, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the petitioner having been robbed of Seventy Pounds current Money of Pennfylvania, by two Perfons in Difguife, with great Difficulty and Expence difcovered the Criminals, and caufed them to be apprehended, attempted to retake one of them who efcaped, and profecuted the other and praying the Confideration of the Houfe whether the petitioner ought not to be indemnified for his Trouble and Expence in endeavoring to bring fuch daring Villians to condign Punifhment, and to receive Reparation for his Lofs from the Public. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Committee of Public Claims do ftate an Account of the Difburfements of Thomas Walker, Thomas Rutherford, James Wood, and Abraham Hite, Gentlemen, Commiffioners appointed by an Adl of General Affembly, paffed in the 7"^ Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad for opening a Road through the Frontiers of this Colony, to Fort Pitt on the Ohio, in Execution of the faid A($l, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of David Ker, Clerk of the Court of the County of Middlefex, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that Fifty-fix Potmds Fourteen Shillings and Four Pence Halfpenny, having been levied by an Execution and brought into the faid Court, the Petitioner was, by Order of the faid Court, diredled to keep the fame till a certain Difpute between feveral Claimants thereof, fhould be determined; that the petitioner fealed up the faid Money, which, except the Pence, confifted of Treafury Notes, and delivered it to his Deputy James Gregory, living in Urhanna, near the CourtHoufe, and the Clerk 's Office, that it might be ready to be dif tributed as the faid Court fhould
; ;
; ; ;

226

[65]
fhould appoint; and that before the faid Difpute was determined, or any other Order for the Difpofition of the faid Money, the Houfe of the faid James Gregory was burned down, and the faid Notes therein confumed; and further fetting forth, that the Sum of Fourteen Pounds Five Shillings and Six Pence, confifting likewife of Treafury

made

Notes, and received by the faid James Gregory, partly for the Petitioner's Fees, and partly for Fees on Marriage and Ordinary Licences, was, at the fame Time, and by the fame unfortunate Accident, deftroycd and therefore praying the Confideration of the
;

Houfe and that the Treafurer may be


;

diredted

and impowered to pay the

faid feveral

Sums

of

Money

to the Petitioner.

Ordered,

of Public Claims;

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Petition of Ezekiel Young and Jofeph Feddeman, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Guilwas prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners, befides their own Labour, were put to confiderable Expence, in picking and repacking the Tobacco damaged in the faid Warehoufe by the Storm in September laft, being obliged for that Purpofe to employ feveral Perfons on Wages, whereby they faved Forty-three Hogfheads of the faid Tobacco for the Public and therefore praying that a reafonable Satiffadlion may be made to the Petitioners for their faid Services and Expences. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
ford,
;

227

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Naval Officer of Port Rappahannock, was prefented and read; fetting forth, that the Sum of Nine Pounds, received by the Petitioner's Deputy, James Gregory, for the Duty on Liquors, imported into the Diftridl of Rappahannock, was by him depofited in a Defk to be paid into the Treafury at the Time appointed by Adl of General Af fembly and that the faid James Gregory 's Houfe was afterwards burned down, and the faid Money, confifting of Treafury Notes, therein confumed and therefore praying that the Petitioner may be allowed to charge the faid Sum of Nine Pounds in his Account with the Treafurer. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
Petition, of Charles Neilfon,

to the Houfe,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe was moved that an A&, made in the ^26. Year of the Reign of King Charles II. intituled An Ad' of free and general Pardon, Indemnitie, and Oblivion, might be
read.

And
that
M''

the fame being read accordingly

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal Part of the faid Adl and Treafurer, and M'' Bland, do prepare and bring in the fame. An ingroffed Bill for better regulating the Colledlion of Public, Coimty, and Parifh Levies, was read the third Time. The Amendments following were feverally propofed to be made to the Bill, viz.
Ordered,

Eyre,

Line

25.

To

leave out 'immediately.'

Line 26.

Leave out 'Twelve and Two' and infert ''Two and Four, " inftead thereof.
After 'Churchwardens' to infert 'or Colledor.'
of the Bill to add, 'and

Line 60.

At the End

from thence

to the

End

of

the

next Seffion of

A ffembly.'
to

And the faid Amendments were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed by the Houfe and the Bill was amended at the Table accordingly. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad" for better regulating the Colledion of County and Parifh Levies. Ordered, That M'' Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and defrre their Concurrence. A Petition of William Rind was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth,
;

that the Bufinefs of his Department, as Printer to the Public,

is

greatly increafed in

many
'

Hening,

11. p.

458.

'

Title varies See

Hening, VIII,

p. 381.

[66]
and that fuch further Addition may be made to his Salary as they fhall think juft and reafonable. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
Particulars
;

many

and therefore praying the Confideration

of the Houfe,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Bill to impower the Veftry of Briftol Parifl:, in the Counties of Dinwiddie and '^ Prince George, to fell their Glebe, was read a fecond Time.
Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to amend the A(5l for the better fecuring the Payment of Levies, and Reftraint of Vagrants, and for making Provifion for the Poor.
M''

of the Committee. Speaker refumed the Chair. M"' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the AmendM''

W Bland took the Chair

Speaker

left

the Chair.

ment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed.

The other Order of the Day being read Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon this Day Sevenight, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill for the Infpedlion of Hemp. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

^^^bmsha^,

t^e I3tb of lurte. 10 6eo.

III.

1770.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for appointing Commiffioners to meet with Commiffioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legillatures of the neighboring Colonies, to form and agree on a general Plan for the Regulation of the Indian Trade and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M'' Gawin Corbin, and M"' Philip Ludwell Grymes, be added to the Gentlemen, to whom the Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof William and John Armiftead, Gentlemen, are feized, in Truftees, to be fold for Payment of the Debts due from the Eftate of their Father, is committed. M'' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for adding Part of the Coimty of Augiifta to the County of Hampfhire; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M"' Bland reported, from the Committee of propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth,
;
; ;

MR

viz.

Refolved, ThatMt

is

herd, praying that the

the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of Thomas ShepAdl eftabhfhing his Ferry, which was repealed, may be revived, the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry In-

be rejedted.
Refolved,

That

it is

habitants of this Colony, praying that the Brick-Houfe Landing on Wafhington


in the

County

of Weftmoreland,

may

's Land, be declared a Public Landing, and a Road opened

229

from

[67]
from thence to the Weftmoreland main Road; be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of Daniel Cargill, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the faid Cargill's Land, in the County of Charlotte, over Roanoke River, to the Land of John Foiifhee, deceafed, is
reafonable.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Halifax, praying that a Ferry may be eftabHfhed on the Land of Richard Jones, on the South Side of Dan River, acrofs the faid River, to the Land of the Reverend Miles Selden, on the North Side, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Charlotte and Halifax, praying that the Ferry over Staunton River, at Fuqua's, may be removed to a Ford two Miles above the faid Fuqua's, be
Refolved,

referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.


Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Corrie

and Ewin Clements, praying that the Ferries over Rappahannock River, eftablifhed at Ruft 's and Lowry 's, may be difcontinued, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Tappahannock, in the County of Effex, praying that an Adl may pafs, prohibiting the building of wooden Chimnies in the faid Town, and diredling the Removal of fuch as are already built, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Effex, King & Queen, and Caroline, praying that a Town may be eftablifhed at a Place called Southern's or Layton's, on Rappahannock River, on the Land of Thomas Ley, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of Jeffe Ewell, Proprietor of the Warehoufes at Dumfries, in the County of Prince William, as prays that the Rents of the faid Warehoufe may be raifed to One Shilling per Hogfhead,
is

reafonable.

Refolved,
Petition,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Refidue of the faid

be

reje(5led.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond

Time, were, upon the Queftion

by the Houfe. be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, who are appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the fourth Refolution of the faid Committee, which, upon Monday, the thirteenth Day of November laft, was agreed to by the Houfe, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the third, fourth, and fixth, of the faid Refolutions, this Day agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the feventh and eighth of the faid Refolutions, do lie upon the Table till the fecond reading of the Bill for eftablifhing a Town at Rocky Ridge, in the County of Chefterfleld, and for adding certain Lots to the Town of Richmond, in the Coimty of
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

Ordered,

That

it

Henrico.
Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftru(5tion to the Committee of the whole Houfe, to

whom

the Bill to continue and

amend

the

A(5t,

intituled

An

Ad'' for amending the Staple of

Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, was committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the ninth of the faid Refolutions. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to Order a new Writ to be made out, for the eledling of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Loudoun, in the Room of M'' James Hamilton, who, fince his Ele(5lion, hath accepted the Office of one of his Majefty 's Coroners of the faid County and that M"' Peyton do
;

wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs.

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, to whom the BiU to continue and amend an Adt, intituled An Ad' for allowing Fairs to be kept
Ordered,

That

it

in
Hening, IV.
p. 247.
"

Ibid, V. p. 82.

[68]
in the

Town

of

Frederickfburg,

is

committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe

or Claufes for enlarging the faid


of this Houfe, to Saluy, the Great

Town

of Frederickfburg.

The Houfe was moved, that a Copy


nexed, might be read.

from M"' Thomas Walker, a Member Warrior of Eftatoe, with an Affidavit thereunto anof a Letter
280

And
to

the fame being read accordingly.

Ordered,

That the faid Papers be referred to the Committee

of the

whole Houfe,

whom
M''

it is

referred to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony.

the

Bill to

in the

Richard Henry Lee reported, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, to whom continue and amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' for allowing Fairs to be kept Town of Frederickfburg, was committed, that the Committee had gone through

the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was, with an Amendment thereto, agreed to by the Houfe.
; ;

That the Bill, with the Amendment, be engroffed. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee
Ordered,

of the

whole Houfe,

to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony.


M''
M''

Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a further Progrefs in the Matters referred to them and that he was diredled by the Committee to move, that they may have Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony. Ordered, That M'' Paramore have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Saturday Sevenight. M'' Eyre prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to repeal Part of an Adl, intituled An Ad' of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M'' Innes have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for
;

the Remainder of this Seffion.

The Order

of the

Day being

read, for the

of the whole Houfe,to confider further of the Bill to continue

An Ad^
Ctiftoms;

for

amending

the Staple of

Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee and amend the Adt, intituled Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's
itfelf into

Refolved,
M''

That

this

Houfe

will.

Tomorrow, refolve

the faid Committee.

Edmund Pendleton

reported from the Committee, to

whom the Bill to veft certain

William and John Armiftead, Gentlemen, are feized, in Trufbe fold for Payment of the Debts due from the Eftate of their father, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true; and that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk's Table.
intailed Lands, whereof
tees, to

be engroffed. The other Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be adjourned till Tomorrow. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, therein mentioned, in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true
Ordered,
Bill

That the

231

and

Hening, V.

p. 82.

Ibid, II. p. 458.

Ibid, IV. p. 247.

[69]
and that the Committee had diredted him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk's Table. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Samuel Meredith is feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment and he delivered
;

the Bill in at the Clerk 's


Ordered,

Table.
of the Clock.

And

then the

That the Bill be engroffed. Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven

TD\)\xxsha^,

tb<i

Htl) of ITune. 10 6<to.

III.

1770.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, A Bill for appointing feveral new Ferries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Member, returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed by Adt of Parliament to be taken, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took his Place in the
;

MR

Houfe.

The Houfe was moved, that the Order made upon Monday, the eighteenth Day laft, that a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the Petition of John Fox, for laying off Sixty Acres of his Land in the County of Gloucefter, joining the Land whereon the Court-Houfe ftands, in a Town, and that M'' Bland and M"^ Alexander do prepare and bring in the faid Bill, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That the faid Order be difcharged. A Bill for eftablifhing a Town at Rocky Ridge, in the County of Chefterfield, and for adding certain Lots to the Town of Richmond, in the Cotmty of Henrico, was read
of

December

a fecond Time.
Refolved, ances.

That the That


it

Bill

be committed to the Committee of Proportions and Griev-

Ordered,

be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to

receive a Claufe or Claufes for laying off Sixty Acres of the

County

of Gloucefter, joining the

Ordered,

That

it

Land of John Fox, in the Land whereon the Court-Houfe ftands, in a Town. be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to
and eighth Refolutions
of the faid
lie

receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the feventh

Committee, which were Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe, and ordered to


Table.

upon the

being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony Refolved, That this Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into the faid Committee.

The Order

of the

Day

Ordered,
till

That

M"'

Hutchings have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe

Thurfday next. M'' Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the

Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Bedford, praying that an Adl may pafs diredting Slopes to be made in Mill Dams, and empowering certain Perfons to prescribe the Method of making
; ;

fuch Slopes, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.


Refolved

7o]

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants on Goofe Creek, in the County of Bedford, praying that Jeremiah Early may be compelled to open a Gate in his Mill Dam, at the Mouth of the faid Creek,' for the Admiffion of Fifh, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of the Propoprietors of Gingoteagiie Ifland, in the

County

of Accomack, praying that


is

an Adl

may pafs

to reftrain

Hogs and Dogs going

at Large in the faid Ifland,

reafonable.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

by the Houfe. That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the laft of the faid Refolutions; and that the faid Committee do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M'' Farmer have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to confider further of the Bill to continue and amend the Adl, intituled An Ad"- for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms. M' Speaker left the Chair. M'' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a further progrefs in Bill the and that he was diredled by the Committee to move that they may have Leave
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

Ordered,

to

fit

again.
itfelf into

Refolved, That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill.

a Committee of the

An

engroffed
of Levies,

Bill, to

amend

the

A(5t,

intituled

An Ad'

for the better fecuring the for the Poor,

Payment

and Reftraint
Bill

of Vagrants, for

making Provifion
Title be.
of Levies,

was read
the

the third Time.


Refolved,
intituled

That the

An Ad

for the better fecuring the

do pafs; and that the Payment

An Ad^

to

amend

Ad,

and Reftraint

of Vagrants,

and

for snaking Provifion for the Poor.

That M'' Bland do carry the Bill to the Coimcil, and defire their Concurrence. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the Adl for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia Refolved, That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the faid Bill. An engroffed Bill, to continue and amend an Adl, intituled An Ad for allowing Fairs to he kept in the Town of Frederickfburg, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for continuing and amending an Ad, intituled An Ad for reviving and ametuiing the Ads for allowing Fairs to be kept in the Towns of Frederickfburg and Richmond; arui for enlarging the Town of
Ordered,

233

Frederickfburg.
Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons of unfound Mind

Ordered,

That

M"'

Dixon do carry the

The Order

of the

Day

That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. An engroffed Bill, to impower the Veftry of Briftol Parifh, in the Counties of Dinwiddie and Prince George to fell their Glebe, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ to impower the Veftry of Briftol Parifh, in the Counties of Dinwiddle and Prince George, to fell their Glebe.
Refolved,
of the

Ordered
Hening, IV, p. 247. Hening, VIII, p. 418.
"

Ibid, VI. p. 29.


'

>

Not recorded

as a law,

Hening, V.

p. 82.

Ibid, VIII, p. 431.

71

Ordered,
ciirrance.

That

M''

Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

Bill for appointing feveral

new

Ferries,

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned,

was read a fecond Time.


Refolved,

That the

Bill

be committed to the Committee of propofitions and Griev-

ances.

compel Perfons to find was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had direAed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, feveral of them were difagreed to, and the reft were agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed.
M""

Mercer reported from the Committee, to

whom the

Bill to

Security for

Payment

of Cofts in certain Cafes,

engroffed Bill to veft certain intailed Lands, therein mentioned, in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for fettling other Lands, of greater value, in

An

Lieu thereof, was read the third Time.


Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be. An Ad' to veft certain intailed Lands, therein mentioned, in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for fettling
;

other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof.

Ordered,

That M' Edmund Pendleton do carry the

Bill to

the Council, and defire


of this

their Concurrence.

That M'' Stith have Leave to be abfent from the Service the Remainder of this Seffion.
Ordered,

Houfe

for

An engroffed Bill,
tead,

to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof William

and John Armif-

284

Debts due from was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be. An Ad" to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof William and John Armiftead, Gentlemen, are feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Payment of the Debts due the Eftate of their Father. Ordered, That M'' Edmund Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
feized, in

Gentlemen, are

Truftees

to be fold for

Payment

of the

the Eftate of their Father,

their Concurrence.

The other Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Tomorrow. An engroffed Bill, -to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Samuel Meredith is feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be, An Ad^ to veft certain intailed Lands, whereof Samuel Meredith is feized, in Truftees, to be fold for the Purpofes therein
;

mentioned.
Ordered,

That

M''

Edmund

Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire

their Concurrance.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

'2Frl6a^ t^e I5tb of

3une, 10 <&ea

III

1770,

Bill for appointing Commiffioners, to

meet with Commiffioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighboring Colonies, to form and agree on a general Plan for the Regulation of the Indian Trade, was read a
fecond Time.

be ingroffed. M^ Bland reported from the Committee appointed to examine the Treafurer 's Accounts, that the Committee had, according to Order, examined the Treafurer 's Accounts
Ordered,
Bill

That the

Hening, VIII,

p. 474.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 487.

Not recorded

as a law.

[72
Accovints of the feveral

Sums

of

Money

received into and iffued from the Treafury

fince the laft Adjournment, and that the Committee had direcfled him to report the

afterwards dehvered
followeth, viz.

fame, as they appeared to them, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is as
;

ers,

The Committee having carefully compared find them all fairly and juftly ftated.
It

the faid Accounts with the proper Vouch-

appears to your Committee, that the Balance in the Treaf urer 's Hands of Cafh

received of the feveral Colledlors for Taxes appropriated to the

Redemption

of the old

Treafury Notes, amounted to Ten Thoufand Three Hundred and Twenty-fix Poimds Eleven Shillings, of which they have burnt and deftroyed Seven Thoufand Eight Hundred Pounds, and have left in the Treafury, on that Account, in Specie, a Balance of Two Thoufand Five Hundred and Twenty -fix Pounds Eleven Shillings to be exchanged for old Treafury Notes. They likewife find, that there is in the Treafurer's Hands a Balance of Six Thoufand and Thirty-three Pounds Ten Shillings and Eleven pence due to the Account of the Public Treafury, which with the other Balance the Treafurer produced to them. The faid Report being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That the Treafurer's Accounts do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Blajid do carry the Treafurer's Accounts to the Council, and defire
their Concurrence.

Ten

That the feveral Sums of Forty Pounds Sterling, and Ten Pounds and Shillings Sterling, be laid out by M'' Treafurer, in purchafing two Iron Chefts for fecuring the PubUc Money, in the Treafur>'. Ordered, That M'' Bland do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire their
Refolved,
2-35

Concurrence.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to prevent Hogs and Dogs running at Large on the Ifland of Gingoteague: And the fame was received, and
M''

read the
M"'

firft

Time.

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Dudley Digges prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof John Wormeley, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves, to the fame Ufes And the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
Refolved,
:

be read a fecond Time. Richard Baker reported, from the Committee, to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Robert Burwell, Efq is feized in Tail Male, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee
Refolved,
Bill
M''
;

That the

had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had dire(5ted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon,was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. An ingroffed Bill to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An A6l^ to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes. Ordered, That M' Edmund Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
;

their Concurrence.

Bland reported, from the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, to whom the Bill to amend the A<51, intituled An Ad" to amend the Ad for the better Government of Servants and Slaves, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and
M''

Hening, VIII,

p. 386.

Ibid, VI, p. 356.

73

236

and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards dehvered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and,upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were, with an Amendment to one of them, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. M'' Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill for appointing feveral new Ferries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, one of them was agreed to, and the reft were difagreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. M"" Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill to amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' againft ftealing Hogs, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by
;
; ;

the Houfe.

That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. Harrifon prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for encouraging the making of Wine And the fame was received, and read the fir ft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate, and for other
Ordered,
M"'
:

Purpofes therein mentioned


Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will.

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, upon the faid

Bill.

being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill to continue and amend the A(5l,

The Order

of the

Day

intituled
ty
's

An

Ad'' for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majef-

Cuftoms;
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will,

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. Ordered, That M' Dixon have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
for the
M''

Remainder

of the Seffion.

the Bill for adding Part of the other Purpofes therein mentioned, City of William f burg to James City County, and for was committed, that the Committee had dired;ed him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk 's Table.
Blair reported, from the Committee, to
;

whom

for

That the Bill be ingroffed. Ordered, That M'' Lynch have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe the Remainder of this Seffion. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee
Ordered,

whole Houfe, to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony Ordered, That the fecond Refolution of the Committee for Courts of Juftice, which upon Saturday the Eleventh Day of November laft, was reported to the Houfe, and poftponed, be referred to the faid Committee. Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
of the
M"'

Speaker

left

the Chair.
of the Committee.

M' Bland took the Chair


"

Hening, VI,

p. 121.

'

Ibid, IV, p. 247.

74]

M' Speaker reftimed the Chair. M'' Bland reported, from the Committee, that they had come to a Refolution, which they had direcfted him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that it may be extremely dangerous to the unhappy People who have fettled beyond the Lines fixed on by the Superintendant of Indian Affairs, as the Limits between the Cherokees and this Colony, to delay any longer entering on a Negotiation for that more extenfive Boundary which his Majefty has approved of and that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, to defire he would immediately take fuch Steps as are neceffary for entering upon a Treaty with the Cherokees for the Lands lying within a Line to be run from the Place where the North Carolina Line terminates, in a due Weftern Direction, till it interfe(5ts Holftein River, and from thence to the Mouth of the Great Kanhawa; and that he will be pleafed, when a Ceffion of thofe Lands fhall be obtained, to proceed to mark and eftabHfh that Boundary. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That an humble addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, to defire that he will immediately take fuch Steps as are neceffary for entering upon a Treaty with the Cherokees, for the Lands lying within a Line, to be run from the Place where the North Carolina Line terminates, in a due Weftern Diredlion, till it interfedts Holftein River, and from thence to the Mouth of the Great Kanhawa; and that he will be pleafed, when a Ceffion of thofe Lands fliall be obtained, to proceed to mark and eftablifh that Boundary. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, by M'' Bland, M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Edmtmd Pendleton, 'W Treafurer, and M'' Henry. Bland alfo acquainted the Houfe, that he was diredted by the Committee to move, that they may have Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the
;
;

is?

whole Houfe, to confider further

of the Prefent State of the Colony.


itfelf

The Order
of the

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve


Bill to

into a

Committee

whole Houfe, upon the

continue and

amend

the Adt for the better regulatinto a

ing and difciplining the Militia

That this Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill.
Refolved,

itfelf

Committee

of the

The other Order


Ordered,

of the

Day

being read

That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Tomorrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Eleven of the Clock.

Saturday.

tl)e I6tl)

of

3une, 10

<Beo. Ill

1770.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox within this Colony and the fame was received, and read the first Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M' Mercer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for better regulating the Election of Veftries and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. The Houfe was moved, that the Order, made upon Friday, the Twenty-fifth Day of May laft, that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more fpeedy Adminiftration of Juftice in this Colony, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That the faid Order be difcharged.
; ;

MR

The

[75
The Houfe was moved, that
this Inftant

the Order, made upon Wednefday, the Sixth Day of June, that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Adminiftration of Juftice in the County Courts, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That the faid Order be difcharged.

238

Bland reported to the Houfe, that their Addrefs of Ycfterday, that the Governor would immediately take fuch Steps as are neceffary for entering upon a Treaty with the Cherokees, for the Lands lying within a Line to be run from the Place, where the North Carolina Line Terminates, in a due Weftern Direction, till it interfecfts Holftein River, and from thence to the Mouth of the Great Kanhawa; and that he would be pleafed when a Ceffion of thofe Lands fhall be obtained, to proceed to mark and eftablifh that Boundary, had been prefented to his Excellency and that his Excellency had diredled him to acquaint this Houfe, that he would as immediately as poffible endeavor to do
M-;

what the Houfe defired. Bland reported from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill to repeal an Ad made in the 22nd Year of his late Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad concerning Strays; and to eftablifli a more effedlual method to prevent Frauds committed by Perfons taking up Strays, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed. M'^ Archibald Cary reported,from the Committee of Public Claims,that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had direded him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of John Tayloe, Efq; to be allowed for his Negro Man Slave Toby, who was Froft bitten in Gaol, and died, as fet forth in the faid Petition, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the S\mi of Seventy Pounds for the faid Slave. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Ezekiel Young and Jofeph Feddeman, Infpedlors at Guilford Warehoufe, to be allowed for Picking the Tobacco damaged in the faid Warehoufe by the late Guft, and reprizing Fortyfour Hogfheads, and finding Nails, is reafonable and that the faid Ezekiel Young, who did the Services and fumifhed the Nails, ought to be allowed the Sum of Nine Pounds and Fifteen Shillings for the fame. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Earle for an Allowance, as a Voluntier from this Colony, under Col. Bouquet, on an Expedition againft the Indian Towns is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed by the Public, the Sum of Forty Pounds, as an acknowledgement of his Merit, and the extraordinary Service he rendered to this Colony, by his gallant Behaviour on the faid Expedition. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Jofeph Mitchell to be allowed by the Public, for a Sum of Money of which he was robbed by fome Highwaymen, and for his Trouble and Expence in apprehending the Offenders,
exacflly
M""
; ;

be rejeded.
the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Rachel Spencer, to be allowed for Diet, Liquors, and Lodging, fumiflied divers Recruits raifed for the Virginia Regiment, in the Years 1760 and 1762, be rejedled it appearing, that
Refolved,

That

it is

the

Money
The

for the Subfiftence of the Recruits has


Officers

been received by James Gun and

Reuben Vafs, the

who

enlifted them.

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

M'

[76]
M"^

Archibald Cary pre fen ted to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to dock the

Intail of certain Lands whereof Richard Johnfon, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes; and the fame was received, and read the firft

Time.

be read a fecond Time. M'' Bland reported from the Committee of propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had dire(fted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth,
Refolved,
Bill
;

That the

viz.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of David Barton, praying an adequate Reward for difcovering a cure for Cancers, be reje(5led. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of Saint Anne's Parifh, in the County of Albemarle, praying a Divifion of the laid Parifh, by a Line nmning with the Road from the old to the new Court-Houfe,
is

reaf enable.

The

firft

Refolution of the

Committee being read a fecond Time, was, upon the

Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.

The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Houfe do agree with the Committee in the faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

That the Petition of divers Inhabitants of Saint Anne's Parifh, in the County of Albemarle, praying a Divifion of the faid Parifh, by a Line running with the Road, from the old to the new Coiirt-Houfe, be rejefted. An engroffed Bill for appointing Commiffioners, to meet with Commiflioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for the regulation of the Indian Trade, was read the third
Refolved,

Time.
Refolved, That the
Bill

i"^*.

do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad'' for appointing Commiffioners, to meet with Commiffioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for the regulation of
the

Indian Trade.
Ordered,

That

M''

Bland do carry the

Bill to

the Council, and defire their Concur-

rence.

The Houfe, according


M'' M"^

to Order, refolved itfelf into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe,

to confider further of the prefent State of the Colony.

Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. Speaker re fumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Matters to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are
M''
;

as followeth,
Refolved,

viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee,that the feveral Perfons who have fettled on Lands in this Colony, lying on the Waters of the Miffiffippi River, for which his Majefty's Patents have been obtained, and are Refident thereon, have not forfeited his Majefty's Protedlion, but are intitled to all fuch Privileges, Immunities, and Protection, as his Majefty 's other good Subjedls of this Colony do enjoy. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Committee of Correfpondence ought to be directed to write to Edward Montagu, Efq Agent for this Colony, in juftification of the Memorial prefented by this Houfe, in the former Part of this Sef;

fion

Hening, VIII.

p. 367.

11

Excellency Lord Botetourt, and therein to give a full Refutation of the Obit by John Stuart, Efq; Superintendent of Indian Affairs. The firft Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
fion, to his

fervations

made on

The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time, the Amendment following was propofed to be made thereunto, viz. to add at the End thereof thefe
Words,
to the viz.

'And

that they alfo take Notice of

fome Parts of

the faid M'' Stuart's Speeches


to

Indians, at the Conferences on that Subjed, which appear

he very exceptionable

and unwarrantable.'
240

And
Houfe.
fo
,

the faid

Amendment was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed

to

by

the

That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the faid Refolution, amended, that the Committee of Correfpondence ought to be directed to write to Edward Montagu, Efq; Agent for this Colony, in juftification of the Memorial prefented by this Houfe, in the former Part of this Seffion, to his Excellency Lord Botetourt, and therein to give a full Refutation of the Obfervations made on it by John Stuart, Efq; Superintendant of Indian Affairs and that they alfo take Notice of fome Parts of the faid M'' Stuart's Speeches to the Indians at the Conferences on that Subjedt, which appear to be very exceptionable and unwarrantable. Ordered, That the Committee of Correfpondence do Write to Edward Montagu, Efq; Agent for this Colony, purfuant to the faid Refolution. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to confider further of the Bill to continue and amend the Adt, intituled An Ad^ for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's
Refolved,
;

Cuftoms.

That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe to confider further of the faid Bill. Ordered, That M"' Jofeph Cabell have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Houfe according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to continue and amend the A(5t for the better regulating and difciplining
Refolved,

the Militia.
M''

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M'' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M"' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were, with Amendments, to fome of them, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Ordered, That M"' Read have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee

of the

whole Houfe, upon the Purpofes therein mentioned


Refolved,
of the

Bill declaring Slaves to

be perfonal Eftate, and for other

That

this

Houfe

will

upon Ttiefday
Bill.

next, refolve itfelf into a

Committee

whole Houfe upon the faid


of the

The other Order

being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Tuefday next. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eleven of the Clock.

Day

'

Hening, IV.

p. 247.

[78]

yUonba^,

tl)(t

l$lb of 'June, 10 ^eo.

III.

1770.
241

ance of the Witneffes, who were examined, as well before the faid Committee, touching the Petition of fundry Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parifh of Overwharton, in the Coimty of Stafford, complaining of fundry illegal and imwarrantable Proceedings of the Veftrj' of the faid Parifh, and praying that the faid Veftry may be diffolved, as before the Committee of proportions and Grievances, to whom a like Petition, in the Year 1767, was referred, that the Committee had ftated an Account of the faid Expences accordingly, which they had direcfted him to report, together with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Account and Refolution of
;
;

MR

Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, to whom it was referred to ftate an Account of the Expences of the traveling and Attend-

the Committee were read, and are as foUoweth,

viz.

[79
Refolved,

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Mercer, M'' Richard Henry Lee, M^ Wafhington, M"' Wood, M' Rutherford, and M"' Peyton. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the fecond Refolution of the Committee for Religion, which was this Day agreed to by the Houfe, for dividing the Parifh oiCameron, in the County of Loudoun. Refolved, That the Treafurer pay One Hundred Pounds to each of the Commiffioners appointed, in Behalf of this Colony, to meet with Commiffioners, who are, or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for the Regulation of the Indian Trade, towards defraying the Expences
attend their Negotiation. That M'' Archibald Cary do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.
that
Ordered,

may

The Houfe was moved,


ber laft, that
it

that the Order

made upon Saturday

the

be an Inftrudtion to the Committee for Religion,

Novemthat they prepare and


1 1">

Day

of

bring in a Bill for granting Toleration to his Majefty's Subjedls, being Proteftant Difenters, might be read.

And

the fame being read accordingly

Ordered,

That the

faid

Order be difcharged.

was read a fecond Time. That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will now refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
Bill for better regulating the Eledlion of Veftries

Refolved,

Speaker left the Chair. M'' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker, refumed the Chair. M"" Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredled thereunto, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the AmendM"'
;

ment was

read.

M3

That the faid Amendment be taken into Confideration Tomorrow. The Houfe was moved, that the fecond Refolution of the Committee for Courts of Juftice, which upon Saturday the ii*'^ Day of November laft, was reported to the Houfe, and poftponed, might be read. And the fame was read Accordingly, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the A& of Affembly made in the s"" Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad' for continuing the Ad for appointing an Agent, and two other Ads, therein mentioned, which will expire on the 14"' Day of April, 177 1, ought to be further continued. And a Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Houfe do agree
Ordered,

with the Committee in the faid Refolution It paf fed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Ad of Affembly, made in the s"' Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad for continuing the Ad for appointing an Agent, and two other Ads, therein mentioned, which will expire on the 14"' Day of April 1771, ought not to be
fiirther continued.

And

then the

Houfe adjouryied

till

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

of the Clock.

'

Heuing, VIII

p. 113.

[8o]
I3ue56ar.
H)<^

19H) of 3uite. 10 <Beo.

III.

1770.

Bill for diffolving the

Veftry of the Parifh of Hungar's, in the Coiuity of North. ampion, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M' Eyre and M"' Alexander. Ordered, That it be an Inftnidtion to the f aid Committee, that they have
receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the
firft
;

Power to

Refolution of the Committee for


alfo to

impower the Veftry to levy and to be Parifh, all fuch faid Sums of Money, and Quantiaffefs on the Tithable Perfons of the ties of Tobacco, as the prefent Veftry of the faid Parifh, ought to have levied and affeffed in the two laft Years. M'^ Bland pre fented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to confirm an Agreement made by Thomas Talbutt, with the Court of Norfolk Cotmty and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill to continue and amend the Adl, intituled An Ad^ for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms.
Religion, which

was Yefterday agreed

to

by the Houfe and

ele(5led for the Parifh of Overwharton, in the Coiinty of Stafford,

M"'

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a further Progrefs in the Bill and that he was diredled by the Committee to move that they may have Leave
;

to

fit

again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will.

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. M"' Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth,
; ;

viz.

Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the petitions of divers In-

habitants of the Counties of Stafford, King George, and Weftmoreland, for reforming

the Boimdaries of the faid Counties refpedlively, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions of divers In- 2U*

habitants of the Counties of Richmond and Weftmoreland, in Oppofition thereto, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

upon the Queftion by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"^ Richard Henry Lee, and M"' Robert Munford, of Amelia, have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill for the Infpedlion of Hemp; Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance
faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

The

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

of Ideots, Lunatics,

of

and other Perfons of unfound Minds; Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve the whole Houfe upon the faid Bill.
Hening, IV. p. 247.

itfelf

into a

Committee

The

[8i

The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate and for other Purpofes therein mentioned
;

Refolved,
of the

That this Houfe will, upon Thurfday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill.
of the

The Order

Day

being read, for the Houfe to take into Confideration the


Bill for

Amendment made by
Eledlion of Veftries;
Ordered,

the Committee of the whole Houfe, to the


of the faid

regulating the

That the Confideration

Amendment be adjourned

till

Thurf-

day next.

The other Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten

till

Thurfday next.

of the Clock.

Xil?e6ites6ar. tl)e

201^ of
amend

Ixxxia,

10 <&eo.
intituled

III.

1770.
whom
to

MR

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to


the Bill to explain and

the

A(fl,

An Ad'

confirm the

Charter of the Borough of Norfolk, and for enlarging the Jurifdidion of the Court of Huftings, in the City of William fburg, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which

they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. A Meffage from the Coimcil by M"' Huhard:
;

2ffi

M""

Speaker,
to the Bill, intituled

The Council have agreed


Eledlors, without

An

Adl^ for regulating the Ele(5lion of


for fixing the Rights of

Burgeffes, for declaring their

Privileges

and Allowances, and

any Amendment:

And

alfo.

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ to fufpend the Execution of an Adl, intituled An Adl to amend an Adl, intituled an Adl for the InfpeAion of Pork,

and Turpentine, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl" to continue an Adl, intituled An Adl for regulating the Practice of Attomies, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adls for appointing Commiffioners to meet with Commiffioners who are or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for the Regulation of the Indian Trade, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ to appoint Truftees, in the Room of thofe who are dead for the Pamunkey [Indians, and with further Power to hear and determine Controverfies among them, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to impower the Veftry of Briftol Parifh, in the Counties of Dinwiddie and Prince George, to sell their Glebe, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' to repeal an Act for increafBeef, Flour, Tar, Pitch,

ing
>

Hening, IV,

p. 541. Ibid, VIII, p. 367. Ibid, Vlir p. 430.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 305.


Ibid, VIII, p. 386.
7

Ibid, VIII, p. 366.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 385. Ibid, VIII, p. 431-

Ibid, VIII, p. 433-

[82
without any

ing the Salary of the Minifter of the Parifh of Frederick, in the Cotinty of Frederick,

Amendment: And also, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adt' to dock the Intail of certain Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq; is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, without any Amendment: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A<51" to dock the Intail of Two Thoufand Eight Hundred Acres of Land, in the County of Brunfwick, whereof Armiftead Lightfoot is feized in Fee Tail, and vefting the fame in Truftees, to be fold, for certain Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council'have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Acft^ to veft certain Lands in David Meade, in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David and Sarah his wife are feized, in Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands in Lieu thereof, without any Amendment: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Ac5t* to veft certain intailed Lands whereof William and John Armiftead, Gentlemen, are feized, in Truftees, to be fold for Payment of the Debts due from the Eftate of their Father, without any Amendment:

And

alfo.

The Council have agreed

to the Bill intituled

An

Adl? to veft certain intailed Lands

therein mentioned in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee Simple,

and

for fettling other

Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Refolve for paying One Hundred Pounds
the

to

each of

Commiffioners for regulating the Indian Trade: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Refolve for paying Forty Pounds Sterling, and Ten Potinds and Ten Shillings Sterling, for purchafing two Iron Chefts for fecuring the Public

Money

in the Treafury:

And

alfo,

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* for encouraging the making with fame Amendments, to which Amendments the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ for altering the Court Days of feveral Counties therein mentioned, rvith an Amendment, to which Amendment the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* for continuing and amending an Adl, intituled An A<5t for reviving and amending the Adls for allowing Fairs to be kept in the Towns of Frederickfburg and Richmond, and for enlarging the Town of Frederickfhurg, with an Amendment, to which Atnendment the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Ad;' to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, with fame Ame)uiments, to which Amendments the Council

Hemp

defire the

Concurrence of

this

Houfe.

then the Meffenger withdrew. Eyre reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Hungars, in the County of Northampton, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. M"^ Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that the Governor had delivered to him, and
M"'
;

And

defired
Hening, VIII,
5

p. 445. Ibid, VIII. p. 474. Ibid, VIII, p. 483.

Ibid.

VIH,

p. 457.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 470.

"

Ibid. VIII, p. 487.

Ibid. VIII. p. 363.

Ibid, VIII, p. 400.

Ibid, VIII, p. 418.

[83
defired

him to lay before the Houfe, an Ad' of the Parliament of Great-Britain, made prefent Year of his Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad' to repeal fo much of an Ad in this 7"" Year of his prefent Majefty' s Reign, intituled "An Ad' for granting cermade in the
tain Duties in the Britifh Colonies and Plantations in America; for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Cuftoms upon the Exportation, from this Kingdom, of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the faid Colonies or Plantations ; for difcontinuing the Drawbacks payable on China Earthen Ware exported to America; and for more effedually pre-

and Plantations, " as relates Duties upon Glafs, Red Lead, White Lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Pafte-Boards, Mill-Boards and Scale-Boards, of the Produce or Manufadure of Great-Britain, imported
venting the clandeftine running of Goods in the faid Colonies
to the

into

any

of his

Majefty' s Colonies in America; and alfo


to

to the

difcontinuing the
for regulating

backs payable on China Earthen-Ware exported


portation thereof;

America; and

the

DrawEx-

Ordered,
of the Houfe.

and he delivered the Ad in at the Clerk's Table. That the faid Adl do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members
to take into Confideration the

The Houfe proceeded


Council to the

Amendments made by

the

Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for encouraging the

making Hemp.

And
Line
Line

the faid
9.

Amendments were

read,

and are as

followeth, viz.

After 'Peace' leave out

'or Conftable.' 'or Conftable.'

12.

After 'Juftice' leave out

The

faid

Amendments being

feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, difagreed to

by the Houfe.

Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council to inform them, that this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill, and defire that they will pafs the fame without the Amendments; and that M"" Harrifon do carry the
faid Meffage.

and M'' Macon, have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendment made by the
Ordered,
M""

That

Wafhington,

M'' Hite,

Cotmcil to the Bill, intituled therein mentioned.

An Adi

for altering the

Court Days of feveral Counties

Amendment was read, and is as followeth, viz. 'fourth' and infert 'laft' inftead thereof. The faid Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Mercer do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment made by them. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendment made by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad* for continuing and amending an Ad, intituled An Ad for reviving and amending the Ads for allowing Fairs to be kept in the Towns of Frederickfburg and Richmond, and for enlarging the Town of Frederickfburg. And the faid Amendment was read, and is as followeth, viz. To the End of the Bill, add 'Provided always, that nothing herein contained fhall
the faid
6.

And

Line

Leave out

be conftrued,
247

deemed or taken

to

derogate from, alter or infringe the Royal Power,

rogative of his Majefty, his Heirs

and

Succeffors, of granting

Body

Politic or Corporate, the Privilege of holding Fairs or

and Preany Perfon or Perfons, Markets, in any fuch Manner


to to the

as he or they, by his or their Royal Letters Patent, or by his or their Inftrudions

Gov-

Commander in Chief of this Dominion, for the Time being, fhall think fit." The faid Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Mercer do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe doth agree to the Amendment made by them. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendments made by the
ernor or

Coimcil
'

Statutes at Large, Great Britain, Vol. VII, p. 62. Ibid, VIII, p. 418.

'

Ibid, Vol. VI, p. 768.

Hening, VIII,

p. 400.

84]

Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad' to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees for the Purpofes therein mentioned.
the aid Amendments were read, and are as followeth, mz. Page 2, Line 9. Leave ont"to the Ufe of the faid John Rootes, during the joint Lives of him and the faid Sarah his Wife, and to the longeft Liver of the faid John and Sarah, for his or her Life, and from and after the Death of the Survivor of them, then the faid Slaves and their Increafe," and infert "to the fole and feparate Ufe of the faid Sarah, for and during her natural Life, and from and after the Death of the faid Sarah to the Ufe oi the faid J ohn Rootes during his Life, and after the Death of the longeft Liver of them, then the faid Slaves and their Increafe," inftead thereof. Line 16. Leave out "Provided neverthelefs, that the Slaves fo annexed, and their future Increafe, fhall be liable to be taken in Execution, and sold for fatiffying and paying the juft Debts of the Tenant in Tail, for the Time being, in the fame Manner as other intailed Slaves are liable; and fhall moreover be fubjed to the Payment of the Debts of the faid John Rootes, for and during his Life and Intereft in the faid Slaves, in the fame Man" ner as the faid Land would have been fubjed in Cafe this Ad had never been made. The faid Amendments being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, dif agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council to inform them, that this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill, and defire that they will pafs the fame without the Amendments; and that M"' Edmund Pendleton do
,

And

carry the faid Meffage.

of

The Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further the Bill to continue and amend the A(5l, intituled An Ad' for amending the Staple
and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms.
left

of Tobacco,
M'' M"' M''
M''

Speaker

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. Speaker reiumed the Chair. Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a further Progrefs and that he was directed by the Committee to move that they may have
fit

in the Bill;

leave to

again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will.

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten

of the Clock.

I3l)urs6a?. t^e

2Ut

of Huno,, 10 <Beo. Ill 1770.

MR

Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Claims to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place,
;

2*8

and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Claim of Matthew Anderfon, to be allowed for 151 Days Pay, as a Serjeant in Captain John Hickman's Company, in 1759, be rejedled, it appearing that it was the general Cuftom of the Officers to draw the whole Pay for their Men. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Claim of George Boyd, to be allowed for Work done on Mayo Fort, be rejedled, for want of Proof. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Claim of Jofhua Powell, to be allowed for 25 Days Pay as Enfign under Captain John Dickinfon, and ferving as a Carpenter at the building of Black Water Fort 105 Days, in the Year 1759, be reje(Sted, for want of Proof.
Refolved

Hening, VIII,

p. 483.

'

Ibid, IV, p. 347.

[85]
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Claim of John Hickman,

to be allowed for Ferriages of Criminals, in the

Year

1767, be rejefted.

The

faid Refoliitions being feverally read a fecond

Time, were, upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.
of Parliament of Great-Britain,

The Houfe was moved that the Adl

9th Year of the Reign of his prefent Majefty, intituled

An Ad'

to

repeal fo

made in the much of an

Ad, made in the 7"" Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad" for granting certain Duties in the Britifh Colonies and Plantations in America for allowing a Drawback of the Duties of Cuftoms upon the Exportation, from this Kingdom, of Coffee and Cocoa Nuts of the Produce of the faid Colonies or Plantations; for difcontinuing the Draw;

hacks payable on China Earthen-Ware exported


venting the Clandeftine running of Goods in the

to

America and for more effedually prefaid Colonies and Plantations, as relates
;

to the Duties upon Glafs, Red Lead, White Lead, Painters Colours, Paper, Pafte-Boards, Mill-Boards, and Scale Boards, of the Produce or Manufadure of Great-Britain, imported into any of his Majefty's Colonies in America; and alfo to the difcontinuing the Drawto America; and for regulating the Exmight be read. And the fame being read accordingly Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, That a moft humble and dutiful Petition be prefented to his Majefty, intreating that his Majefty will be gracioufly pleafed to take into his Royal Confideration the Grievances under which his faithful Subjedls of Virginia still continue to labour, by having their Property taken from them by Laws to which they have never confented, either perfonally, or by their Reprefentatives by being fubjedled to the Decifion of diftant and arbitrary Courts of Admiralty, where Trial by Jury, the fureft Support of Property, is denied both which Innovations in the Conftitution, tend immediately to deprive his Majefty's ever dutiful Subjedls of thofe great and fundamental Rights, which, until lately, they have conftantly enjoyed, and which they and their Forefathers have ever claimed as their unalienable Rights as Men, their Conftitutional Rights as Subjedls of the Britifh Empire, and their Right by Charters granted to the firft Settlers of this Diftant Country by his Majefty's Royal Anceftors, Kings of England. That to reftore the former Happinefs and Security of his faithful Subjedls of this Colony, his Majefty will be pleafed, in his great Wifdom and Goodnefs, to recommend to his Parliament a total Repeal of certain Adls lately paf fed for the purpofe of raifing a Revenue in America, and for fubjedling American Property to the Jurifdidlion of diftant and arbitrary Courts of Admiralty, where Trial by Jury is not permitted, and where Diftance and Intereft may both confpire to ruin the In-

backs payable on China Earthen-Ware exported


portation thereof;

nocent.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up a Petition to be prefented to Majefty upon the faid Refolution. And a Committee was appointed of M'' Richard Henry Lee, M'' Bland, M"' Henry Lee, Treafurer, M' Pendleton, M'' Archibald Cary, and M' Harrifon. Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's a Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of David Ker, Clerk of the County of Middlefex, as relates to the firft Sum of Paper Currency, therein mentioned, which was depofited in his Hands by Order of Coiu-t, and burnt in the Houfe of James Gregorie, his Deputy, is reafonable; and that he ought to be allowed the fame, being 56 /. 14 5. by the Public. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petition, as relates to the other Sum of 14 /. 5 5. 6 d. Paper Currency, therein mentioned, Part of which had been received by James Gregorie, his Deputy, for Clerks Fees, and Part for Fees on Marriage and Ordinary Licences, which was likewife burnt in the faid Gregorie 's Houfe, be rejedled it being imcertain how much of that Stun was received for Fees on Licences.
his

W
;

[Refolved
'

Statutes at Large, GraJ Br/ain, Vol. VIII. p. 62.

>

Ibid, Vol. VI. p. 768.

[86]
That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Charles Neilfon, Naval Officer of Port Rappahannock, to be allowed the Sum of 9 /. which he had received in Paper Bills for Duties on Liquors, and was to have been paid into the Treafury, but was burnt in the Houfe of James Gregorie, his Deputy, as fet forth in the faid Petition, is reafonable; and that he ought to be allowed the fame in fettling his Accounts with the Treafury. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of William Rind, for an Addition to his Salary, as Public Printer, is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the further Stun of 75 /. per annum, as a Confideration for the Increafe of
Refolved,
;

Public Bufinefs.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of

this

Committee, that the Petition of Jofeph

Saunders, to be allowed for the Horfe therein mentioned, be rejedted. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition
of William

Edwards and James

Price, Infpedlors of Tobacco, at

Grays Creek Warehoufe,

in Surry Cotmty, as relates to the Hogfhead of uninfpedted Tobacco, ftole out of the faid Warehoufe in the Year 1763, is reafonable; and that the faid William Edwards,

whofe Property the


fame.
Refolved,

faid

Tobacco was, ought to be allowed the

Sum

of 9

/.

185. for the

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that fo

much

of the faid Peti-

tion, as relates to the 421 lb. of


laft,

be rejedled;
Refolved,

it

appearing that

Tobacco, ftole out of the prized Hogfhead, in May the Houfe, at that Time, was not properly

fecured.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Benjamin

for the

Grymes, in behalf of himfelf and his Creditors, to be allowed a reafonable Satiffadtion Damage done their Slave, who was committed to Gaol for HogfteaHng, and was Froft-bitten during his Confinement, ought to be referred to the Confideration of the next Seflion of Affembly. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Donto be allowed for
eight firft

caftle,

Waggonage

in the

Year

1759, be rejedted.

The

Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the

Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The ninth Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time; Ordered, That the faid Refolution be re-committed to the faid Committee of Public
Claims.
Resolved,

That the further

Sirni of

Seventy -five Pounds per

Annum

be paid, as an

additional Salary, to William Rind, Printer, to continue to the


of General Affembly.

End

of the next Seffion

Ordered,

That

M"'

Archibald Gary do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire

their Concurrence.

That M' Mofeley, Coles, and M'' Weft, have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. M'' Archibald Gary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof James Rofcow is feized, for the Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. And a Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill be read a fecond Time;
Ordered,
It

Refolved,
Refolved,

paffed in the Negative. That the Bill be rejedled.

That an Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, praying

his Excellency

to ufe his eameft Intreaties with the Governor of Maryland, to

Affembly to join this Colony in eredling a Meafure we are convinced will conduce much to fecuring the extenfive Trade carried on by both Colonies up the Bay of Chefapeak. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency, by M"' Eyre and
M''

recommend it to his and fupporting a Light-Houfe on Cape Henry,

Archibald Gary. M' Archibald Gary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to dock the
Intail

[87]
2^ Intail of certain
in Lieu thereof;

Lands whereof Francis Eppes is feized, and for fettling other Lands and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time, Refolved, That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time. Ofborne, M' Richard Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'^ Archibald Cary, Randolph, and M'' Adams. M'' Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their further Confideration the petition of Thomas and Bofwell Godwyne, Infpedlors of Tobacco, at Bollingbrooke Warehoufe, in Dinwiddie County, to them re-committed, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had direAed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and

is

as followeth, viz. Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition, praying

that the faid Infpeftors


faid

may

Warehoufe

last Year,

be allowed for 13 Hogfheads of Tobacco, ftolen out of the be rejedled; it appearing that the faid Warehoufe was, at

that Time, Infufficient.

The

faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put

there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. M' Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom it was referred to ftate an Account of the Difburfements of Thomas Walker, Thomas Rutherford, James Wood, and Abraham Hite, Gentlemen, Commiffioners appointed by an Adl of the General Affembly, made in the y"* Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An A d^ for opening a Road through the Frontiers of this Colony to Fort Pitt on the Ohio, in Execution of the faid Adl, that the Committee had ftated an Account of the faid Difburfements accordingly, which they had diredled him to report, together with the
Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe
Place,

and afterwards delivered


as followeth,
viz.

it

in

and he read the Report at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was
;

in his

read,

and

is

Dr.

The Commiffioners

in

Account with the Colony

of Virginia.

Cr.
/

d
o o

To Cafh received of the Treafurer. To Balance due to the Commiffioners,

200

66 14

266 14

By Cafh

paid Abraham Kuykendall and others, for opening, meafuring, and mark-

ing the faid Road,

200

By
By

their Expences at two different Times on the Road, with two Pilots,

11

their Affumption to Richard Williams, Henry Hougland, John Hougland, and William Crawford, who were employed as Pilots in finding out a nearer and more convenient Road, for 19 Days, each at 45.
15

per Day,

By

Abraham, Hite, for 25

Days Attendance
18 15

on the faid Road, as a Commiffioner, at 155. per Day,

By Thomas
ditto,

Rutherford for 12 Days, as


9
for
1

o
15

By James Wood,

Days, as ditto,

12

266 14

Refolved
Hening, VlII, p. 252.

[88
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of

this

Committee, that Abraham Hite, Thomas


their

Rutherford and James Wood, adting Commiffioners, ought to be allowed the Balance
the above Account, being 66 /. 14 s. as a Satiffadlion for Expences and Attendance, as Commiffioners, on the faid Road.
of

extraordinary

The

faid Refolution being read a fecond

Time

251

Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Houfe do agree with the Committee in the faid Refolution
It

paffed in the Negative.

The Houfe, according


amending
M''

to confider further of the Bill to continue

W Speaker

the Staple of
left

Committee of the whole Houfe, and amend the Adl, intituled An AA^ for Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Ciiftoms.
to Order, refolved itfelf into a

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M"' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Report was read. And the fir ft of the Amendments made by the Committee to the faid Bill being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;
;

W Speaker,
The Council do
infift

for encotiraging the

upon the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled An Adl' making Hemp, difagreed to by this Houfe, and defire the Houfe will

recede from, their Difagreement therexmto:

And

alfo.

The Council do infift upon the Amendments made by them to the Bill, intituled An Adl' to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees for the Purpofes therein mentioned, difagreed to by this Houfe, and defire the Houfe will recede from their Difagreement thereunto: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Treafurer's Accounts.

And And
ernor,

he prefented the faid Accounts at the Bar. then the Meffenger withdrew.

That M"" Archibald Cary do carry the Treafurer's Accounts to the Govand defire his Excellency's Affent thereto. The Houfe refumed the further Confideration of the Report from the Committee of the whole Houfe, to whom the bill to continue and amend the Adt, intituled An Ad* for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms, was
Ordered,

committed.

And

feveral other Amendtnents,

made by

the Committee to the faid

Bill,

being

feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, with Amendments to fome of them, agreed to by the Houfe.

Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Report be adjourned till Saturday next. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the Bill for the Infpedlion of Hemp; Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Saturday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons of unfound Minds; Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Saturday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill.

252

The

Hening, IV,

p. 247.

Ibid, VIII, p. 363.

Ibid, VIII, p. 483.

Ibid, IV, p. 247.

[89]
The Order
of the of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve


Bill

itfelf

into a

whole Houfe, upon the Purpofes therein mentioned


Refolved,

declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate,

Committee and for other

That

this

Houfe

will,

upon Saturday
Bill.

next, refolve itfelf into a

Committee

of the whole Houfe, upon the faid

The Order

of the

Day

Amendment made by
Ordered,

the Committee of the whole Houfe, to


of the faid

being read, for the Houfe to take into Confideration the the Bill for regulating

the Eledlion of Veftries;

That the Confideration

Amendment be

further adjourned

till

Saturday next. The other Order of the


Ordered,

Day

being read

That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Saturday next. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten of the Clock.

Txibay:,

tl)e

226

of

1\xm, 10 ^eo.

III.

1770.

ORDERED,
M"'

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the exorbitant Exadlions of the CoUedlors of the County and Parifh Levies; and that M""
in the fame.

Bland do prepare and bring


referred to ftate

whom it was an Account of the Expences of travelling and Attendance of the Witnef fes, who were examined before the faid Committee, touching the Matters fet forth and complained of in the petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, on the Eaft Side of the River, that the Committee had ftated an Account of the faid Expences accordingly, which they had diredled him to report, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Expences ought to be defrayed by the feveral Perfons who fubfcribed the faid Petition, according to the Account below ftated.
Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, to
;

Witneffes.

Attendance.
3 3

Diftance.

Total Tobacco.

Ferriage.

Thomas Godwin,
William Wife,

Days 40
54

Miles twice

420
504

0100 0150

924 appears to your Committee, that Jonathan Godwin, James Godwin, Miles King, Thomas Buxton, and John Drew, five of the Members of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, did attend the Committee in Order to make their Defence, touching the Subje(5t-Matter
It

150

an Accoimt of whofe travelling and Attendance is likewife ftated but whether the faid Veftry men ought to be paid the faid Expences by the faid Petitioners, is fubmitted to the Confideration of the Houfe. d Tobacco. Veftrymen. Attendance. Diftance. T Jonathan Godwin, 3 Days 40 Miles twice James Godwin, 44 3 Miles King, 50 3 Thomas Buxton, 45 3 2 John Drew, 45
of the faid petition,

2S3

o 2 15 2049 the upon was, Time, fecond being read a The faid Refolution of the Committee Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That the Expences of the Veftrymen, in the faid Report mentioned, be paid by the Subfcribers to the faid Petition, who did not retradl the fame. Ordered

[9o]
be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, who are appointed to Bill purfuant to the Refolution of the faid Committee, which, upon Monday laft, was agreed to by the Houfe, that they make Provifion in the faid Bill for paying the Expences of the faid Witneffes and Veftrymen, purfuant to the faid Refolutions of this Day. M"' Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, to whom the Bill for the Relief of Parifhes from fuch Charges as may arife from Baftard Children, born within the fame, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe, and feveral Amendments were made by the Houfe to the Bill. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. M'' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to prevent the exorbitant Exadlions of the CoUecftors of the Cotmty and Parifh Levies; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. A Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Richard Johnfon, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond
Ordered,

That

it

prepare and bring in a

Time.
Refolved,

Lyne, M"' John be committed to M^ Johnfon, M"' Anderfon, Tayloe Corbin, M"' Braxton, M"' Moore, and M'' Edmund Pendleton. A Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof John Wormeley, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond

That the

Bill

Time.

Dudley Digges, M"' Nelfon, M'' Charles Carter, of Lancafter, M"" Mitchell, M' Treafurer, and M"' Lewis Burwell, of James City. An ingroffed Bill to continue and amend the Adl for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be, An Ad,'' to continue and amend the A A for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia. Ordered, That M"^ Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their ConRefolved,

That the

Bill

be committed to

M""

currance.

Eyre reported to the Houfe, that their Addrefs of Yefterday to the Governor, to ufe his eameft Intreaties with the Governor of Maryland, to recommend it to his Affembly to join this Colony in eredling and fupporting a Light-Houfe on Cape Henry, had been prefented to his Excellency, and that his Excellency had diredled him 2M to acquaint this Houfe, that the Subjecfl-Matter of the Addrefs was extremely agreeable to him, and that he would take the ear Heft Opportunity of ^vriting to the Governor of Maryland on the Expediency of the Meafure propofed. An ingroffed Bill to repeal an Adt made in the 2 2d Year of his late Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad" concerning Strays; and to eftablifh a more effedtual Method to prevent Frauds committed by Perfons taking up Strays, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be. An Ad^ to repeal an Ad made in the 22d Year of his late Majefty' s Reign, intituled An Ad concerning Strays; and to eftablifh a more effedual Method to prevent Frauds committed by Perfons taking up Strays. Ordered, That M"' Stark do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. M' Archibald Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Claims for executed Slaves, and other Matters to them referred, and had ftated an Account thereof, which they had diredled
M''
;

him
"

Hening, VIII.

p. 241.

Ibid. VI, p. 133.

Ibid, VIII. p. 354.

[91
him

to report, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is as foUoweth, viz. To Carter Crafford, jun. Orphan of John Crafford, deceafed, for his Negro Man Slave Jeffery, who was condemned and executed for Burglary, and by the Court of the County of Warwick valued at 65 /. To Catharine Hubard, for her Negro Man Slave Ifaac, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of York valued at 70 /. To the Eftate of Ralph Piggot, deceafed, for Luke, a Negro Man Slave belonging to the faid Eftate, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Norfolk valued at 60 /. To John Hall, for his Negro Man Slave Coefar, who was condemned and executed for a Rape, and by the Court of the County of Bedford valued at 80 /. To Maximilian Robin fon, for his Negro Man Slave Bob, who was condemned and executed for Murder, and by the Court of the County of King George valued at 60 /. To George Jamiefon, for his Negro Man Slave Lewis, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Prince fs Anne valued at 50 I. To Thomas Thompfon, for his Negro Man Slave Glafgow, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Norfolk valued at 60 /. To John Lee, for his Negro Man Slave Frank, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Essex valued at 70 /. To Aaron Thorpe, for his Negro Man Slave Will, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Southampton valued at 60 I. To John Lewelling, for his Negro Man Slave Limus, who was condemned and executed for Felony, and by the Court of the County of Norfolk valued at 75 /. To Meriwether Smith, for his Negro Woman Betty, who was condemned and executed, and by the Court of the County of Effex valued at 80 I. To Carter Braxton, for Provifions fumifhed the Catawba Indians on their March to join his Majefty's Forces on the Ohio, in 1759, 3 /. 8 5. 8 d. To Adam Wayland, for a Gun, impreffed for the Ue of the Culpeper Militia, in
1764,
I
/.

10

5.

To Jofeph Pollard, for ditto, in 1763, i /. 15 5. To Jofeph Worfhbourn, for ditto, in ditto, 1 I. j s. 6 d. To Henry Field, jun. for ditto, in ditto, 2 /. 5 5. To George Latham, for ditto, for Fauquier Militia, i I. To Thomas Harrifon, Affignee of Charles Jones, for ditto, in 1763, To Burr Barton, for ditto, in 1763 or 1764, 15 s. To Samuel Blackwell, for ditto, for Prince William Militia, 2 /. To George Henry, for ditto, 2 /. To William Courtney, for ditto, i I. ij s. 6 d. To Thomas Claiborne, for Ferriage of Sheriffs with Criminals, in
2
/.

15

s.

1767 and 1768,

13

s.

6 d.
for Printing,

To William Rind,
Currency, 80
/.

and Binding Books, the

laft

Emiffion of Paper
of the

To Jofeph Kidd,

for Guilding

and Painting the Dial-Plates and Arms

Clock

and Weather Cock of the Capitol, 35 /. To Jofhua Kendall, for the Ornaments of the Capitol Gates, Leading |the Balls, and Painting, 7 I. 10 5. To Samuel Boufh, Treafurer of Norfolk County, to reimburfe the faid County for fvmdry Sums advanced by Order of the Juftices to James Patrick, Robert Atkin, and William Honeycomb, Mariners, detained in the County as Witneffes for the Crown, againft David Fergufon, a Criminal, now in the Public Gaol, for Murder, 36 /. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Claims are reafonable, and that the refpedlive Claimants ought to be allowed for the fame by the Public

The

[92

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' James Walker and M"^ Scott have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. M'' Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the
Petition of Bowler Cocke and Charles Carter, Efquires, was re-committed, that the Committee had further examined the Matter of the faid petition, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that from the feveral Depofitions and Coroner 's Inqueft hereto armexed, and to which your Committee begs Leave to refer the Houfe, the faid petition is reafonable and that the petitioners ought to be allowed for the Slave Tom the Sum of Eighty five Pounds, for Matt One Hundred Pounds, and for Phil Eighty-five Pounds and alfo the Sum of Twenty five Pounds for reimburfing them the Surgeon 's Charge for attending and dreffing the Slaves concerned in the
;

266

Infurredlion, in the faid Petition mentioned.

The

faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put

there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. M"' Archibald Cary reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Francis Eppes is feized, and for fettling other Lands
in Lieu thereof,

was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one; and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee, to whom the Bill for dividing the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, into three diftindl Parifhes, is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes to impower the Veftry of the Parifh of Cameron, in the County of Loudoun, when eledled, to fell their Glebe Lands, and purchafe a more convenient Glebe, in Lieu thereof. An ingroffed Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Robert Burwell, Efq is feized, in Tail Male, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Robert Burwell, Efq; is feized, in Tail Male, and for fettling other
the
Bill,
;

Lands,

of equal Value, in

Ordered,

That

M"'

Lieu thereof. Richard Baker do carry the


till

Bill to

the Council, and defire their


of the Clock.

Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning Ten

Saturday ll)e236 of IJune. 10 6eo.

Ill

1770.

AN
currence.
1

ingroffed Bill to prevent the exorbitant Exadlions of the Colledlors of the

County and Parifh Levies, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to prevent the exorbitant Exadions of the Colledors of the County and Parifh Levies. Ordered, That M' Carrington do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their ConOrdered

Hening, VIII.

p. 448.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 381.

[93
Ordered,

That the Order of the Day for refuming the adjourned Confideration of the Report, which was made from the Committee of the whole Houfe, to whom the Bill to continue and amend the A6t, intituled An Ad' for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Ciiftoms, was committed, be now read.

And

the faid Order being read accordingly

The Houfe refumed the adjourned Confideration of the faid Report. And the Refidue of the Amendments made by the Committee to the faid Bill, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Que ftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendments infifted on by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad' for encouraging the making Hemp, difagreed to by the Houfe.

And
ments.

the fame being twice read

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe doth adhere

to their Difagreement to the faid

Amend-

That a Meffage be fent to the Council to inform them, that this Houfe doth adhere to their Difagreement to the Amendments by them infifted on to the faid Bill, and defire that they will pafs the Bill, without the Amendments; and that M"^ Harrifon do carry the faid Meffage. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Monday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. Ordered, That M"" Edmund Pendleton, M' Robert Munford, of Mecklenburg, Gawin Corbin, M' Wallace, M.^ Eyre, and M"" Henry, have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendments infifted on by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad^ to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting the fame in Truftees for the Purpofes therein mentioned, difagreed to by the Houfe. The faid Amendments were twice read And the Queftion being put, that this Houfe doth infift upon their Difagreement
Ordered,

to the faid
It

Amendments

257

Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments made by them. M'' Archibald Gary reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for eftablifhing a Town at Rocky Ridge, in the County of Chefterfield, and for adding certain Lots to the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had dire($led him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. Ordered, That the Order of the Day for refuming the adjourned Confideration of the Report which was made from the Committee of the whole Houfe, to whom the Bill for regulating the Eledlion of Veftries was committed, be now read.

paffed in the Negative. Ordered, That M'' Mercer do carry the

this

And

the faid Order being read accordingly

The Houfe refumed the adjourned Confideration of the faid report. And the Amendment made by the Committee, to the faid Bill being read a fecond Time
Hening, IV,
p. 247.

Ibid, VIII, p. 363.

Ibid. VIII, p. 483.

[94]
Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, with an Amendment, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. Ordered, That M"^ Banifter have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Friday next. An ingroffed Bill for appointing feveral new Ferries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. An ingroffed Claufe was offered to be added to the Bill, by Way of Rider, to repeal fo much of an Adt of General Affembly, exempting all the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, from Payment of Ferriage for paffmg Nanfemond River, as relates to all the faid Inhabitants, except the Minifter. And the faid Claufe was thrice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe, to be made Part of the Bill, by Way of Rider. Refolved, That the BiU do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for appointing feveral new Ferries; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Ordered, That M"" Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.

The Order
of the

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve


of

itfelf

into a

Committee

whole Houfe, upon the BiU for the Infpedlion

Hemp.

Houfe will, upon Monday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. M'' Mercer reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for dividing the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, into three diftincft Parifhes, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had direcfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were, with Amendments to fome of them agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. An ingroffed Bill for dif folving the Veftry of the Parifh of Himgar 's, in the County of Northampton, was read the third Time. An ingroffed Claufe was offered to be added to the Bill, by Way of Rider, for
Refolved,

That

this

enabling the Veftries of the Parifhes in the Bill mentioned, notwithftanding their diffolution, to profecute

and defend

Suits already

commenced by and

againft them.

And

the faid Claufe was thrice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was

agreed to by the Houfe, to be made a Part of the Bill, by Way of Rider. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' for diffolving the
feveral Veftries therein mentioned.

Ordered,

That

M"^

Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.
M''

Edmund

Pendleton reported from the Committee, to

whom

the

Bill,

to dock

the Intail of certain Lands whereof Richard Johnfon, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves, to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee

had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had direfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics and other Perfons of unfound Mind;|
; ; ;

Refolved

Hening, VIII, p. 368.

Ibid, VIII, p. 432.

[95]
Refolved,
of the

That

this

Houfe

will,

upon Monday next, refolve


Bill. A(5t,

itfelf into

a Committee

whole Houfe upon the faid


ingroffed Bill to

An

amend

the

intituled

An Ad

to

amend

the

Ad

for better

Government
intituled

of Servants and Slaves was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be,

An Ad

to

amend
M""

the

Ad for the better Government


An Ad'

Ordered,

That

Treafurer do carry the Bill

to amend the Ad and Slaves. to the Council, and defire their Con-

An Ad'

of Servants

currence.

A Bill to repeal Part of an A6t, intituled demnity and Oblivion, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed.
An
ingroffed Bill to

of free

and general Pardon, In-

amend an

Adl, intituled

An Ad^
Title

againft ftealing Hogs,

was

read the third Time.


Refolved,
intituled

That the That


M''

Bill

do pafs; and that the

be

An Ad*

to

amend an Ad,

An Ad

againft ftealing Hogs.

Ordered,

Carrington do carry the Bill to the Council, and delire their Con-

currence.

The other Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Monday next. A Bill for encouraging the making Wine, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed. An ingroffed Bill, for adding Part of the City of Williamfburg to James City County and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad^ to annex Part of the County of York to the County of James City, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Ordered, That M"^ Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.

A
25

Bill to regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox, within this Colony,

was read
M''

a fecond Time.
Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Treafurer, M'' Wilfon Miles Gary, Henry Lee and M'' Edmund Pendleton. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning next. Ten of the Clock.

yXoxihay^,

ll)e

25tb of 3utte, 10
and amend the

(Beo.

III.

1770.
for

AN

ingroffed Bill to continue


the Staple of Tobacco,

Adt, intituled
in

and preventing Frauds


Bill

amending his Majefty's Cuftoms, was

An Ad^

read the third Time. Refolved, yhaX the

and amend Frauds in

the

Ad,

intituled
's

An Ad

do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ to continue for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing

his Majefty

Cuftoms;

Ordered,

That

M''

Archibald Gary do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their

Concurrence.

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate, and for other Purpofes therein
mentioned.
M''

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M' Treafurer took the Chair of the Committee. M"" Speaker refumed the Chair.
M"' Treafurer reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had direAed him to report, when the Houfe will pleafe to receive fame.

Ordered
Hening, VIII,
p. 358. Ibid, VIII. p. 419.
'

Ibid, II. p. 458.


J

Ibid, VI, p. 121. Ibid, VIII. p. 318.

Ibid, VIII. p. 385.

Ibid, IV. p. 247.

[96]
That the Report be received Tomorrow. An ingroffed Bill to repeal Part of an A(5t, intituled An A3' of free and general Pardon, Indemnity and Oblivion, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to repeal Part of an Ad, intittded An Ad of free and general Pardon, Indemnity and Oblivion. Ordered, That M' Eyre do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. The Order of the Day being read, for tne Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee
Ordered,
of the

whole Houfe, upon the

Bill for

the Infpedlion of

Hemp
itfelf

That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve the faid Bill. upon Houfe, whole
Refolved,

into a

Committee

of the

An
Time.

ingroffed Bill for better regulating the Eledlion of Veftries,

was read the third


for better regulating

Refolved,
the

That the
Veftries.
M''

Bill

do pafs; and that the Title


Bill to

he.

An Ad'

Eledion of
Ordered,

That

Mercer do carry the

the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.

The Order
of the

of the

Day

whole Houfe, upon the


this

being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance
of the

of Ideots, Lunatics, Refolved,

That whole Houfe, upon the

and other Perfons of imfound Mind; Houfe will. Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee
faid Bill.

An

ingroffed Bill for encouraging the

Refolved,

That the

Bill

making Wine, was read the third Time. do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for encouraging
Bill to the Council,

jgQ

the

making Wine. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do carry the


currence.

and

defire their

Con-

M' Mercer reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better regulating the Office of Sheriffs and their Deputies, was committed, that the Committee had directed him to report the Bill, to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the
Bill in at the Clerk's Table.

Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the

Bill

be ingroffed.

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be rejedled.

An

ingroffed Bill for dividing the Parifh of Frederick, in the County of Frederick

into three diftindt Parifhes,


Refolved,

Parifhes of

was read the third Time. do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad* for dividing the Frederick, in the County of Frederick, and Cameron, in the County of Loudoun,
That the
Bill

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned.

Ordered,

That M' Rutherford do carry the

Bill to the Council,

and

defire their

Con-

currence.

That M'' Carrington have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. An ingroffed Bill for the Relief of Parifhes from fuch Charges as may arife from Baftard Children bom within the fame, was read the third Time. Refolved,That the Bill do pafs and that the Title he, An A d^^ for the relief of Parifhes,
Ordered,
;

from fuch Charges as may arife from Baftard Children born within

the fame.

and amend the A<St, intituled An Ad^ to confirm the Charter of the Borough of Norfolk, and for enlarging the Jurifdidion of the Court of Huftings, in the City of Williamfburg, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to explain certain

An

ingroffed Bill to explain

Doubts touching
Ordered,

the

That M' Treafurer do carry the

Jurifdidion of the Court of Hufiings, of the City of Williamfburg. Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.

Hening,

II, p.

458.
*

'

Not recorded as a

law.
1

Hening, VIII.

p. 364.

Ibid, VIII. p. 425.

Ibid. VIII. 374.

Ibid. IV, p. 541.

Ibid, VIII. p. 401.

[97

prevent Hogs and Dogs running at Large, on the Ifland of Gingoteague, was read a fecond Time.
Bill to

Ordered,

That the

Bill

be ingroffed.

Lands whereof Francis Eppes is Lands in Lieu thereof, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Francis Eppes is feized, and for fettling other Lands, in Lieu thereof. Ordered, That M"" Archibald Gary do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their
feized,

An

ingroffed Bill to dock the Intail of certain


for fettling other

and

Concurrence.

The other Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be

further adjourned

till

Tomorrow.

An

ingroffed Bill to dock


is

Gentleman,

the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Richard Johnfon, feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes, was

read the third Time.

That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to dock the Intail of Lands whereof Richard Johnfon, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes. Ordered, That M"' Archibald Gary do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their
Refolved,
certain

Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Ten

of the Glock.

TbwdsbaY*

tl)e

26tl) of Ivina. 10 (Beo.


oi

III.

1770.
this

ORDERED,
M'' Treafurer,

That the Adminiftrators

John Robinfon, Efq; do lay before

Houfe, at the next Seffion, a Lift of the


to the Eftate of the faid

Names
;

of all thofe

who

are indebted

John Robinfon, Efq with an exadl Accoimt of the Balances refpecftively due from fuch Perfons.
to

whom

according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole Houfe, the Bill declaring Slaves to be perfonal Eftate, and for other Purpofes therein

mentioned, was committed, the Amendments which the Committee had made to the Bill, and which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time,
;

**'

one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, fome of them were difagreed to, and the reft were agreed to by the Houfe. A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed; It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Bill be rejected. The Houfe according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Ltmatics, and other Perfons of un found Mind.
M"'

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M''
M'' M''

Treafurer took the Chair of the Committee.

Speaker refumed the Chair. Treafurer reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had direcfled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table ;where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put there;

upon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed.

A
Hening, VIII.
p. 450.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 455.

[98]
A
Meffage from the Council by
M""

Hubard;

Amendment made by them to the Bill intituled An Adt" making Hemp, to which the Houfe have difagreed: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adt= for encouraging the making Wine, without any Amendment: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A<St> to amend the Adl, intituled an Adt to amend the Adl for the better Government of Servants and Slaves, without any Amendment: And alfo,
recede from the
for encouraging the

M' Speaker, The Council

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* for dividing the Parifhes of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, and Cameron, in the County of Loudoun, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, mthout any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bi\l,intituled An Adl' to explain certain Doubts touchthe Jurifdidlion of the Court of Huftings of the City of Williamfburg, without any ing

Amendment: And

alfo.

to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to amend an Adl, intituled An Adl againft ftealing Hogs, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ to annex Part of the County of York, to the County of James City, and for other Ptupofes therein mentioned, without

The Council have agreed

any Amendment: And

alfo.

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* for diffolving the feveral Veftries therein mentioned, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl'' to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Francis Eppes is feized, and for fettling other Lands in Lieu thereofi without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Richard Johnfon, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Refolve for paying an additional Salary to the Printer:

And

alfo.

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl' for appointing feveral new Ferries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, with an Amendment, to which Amend' ment the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl" to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Robert Burwell, Efq is feized, in Tail Male, and for fettling other Lands, of equal Value, in Lieu thereof, with an Amendment, to which Amendment the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe:
;

And
M"'

then the Meffenger withdrew.

Treafurer reported from the Committee, to

whom

the Bill to regulate the Inocu-

Small-Pox within this Colony, was committed, that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment and he delivered
lation of the
;

the Bill in at the Clerk 's Table.


Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendment made by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad for appointing feveral new Ferries, and for other

Purpofes therein mentioned.

And
the great

the faid

Amendment was

At the End

of the Bill add,

read, and is as foUoweth, viz. 'And whereas Doubts and Difputes have

often arifen, to

Delay and Hindrance of Paffengers, about the Right which a perfon appointed to keep a Ferry cm one Side of a River or Creek hath to take in a Fare on the Oppofite Shore,

and

to receive the

Pay

for ferrying over'

Be
Hening, VIII,
s

p. 363.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 364.


7

Ibid, VIII, p. 358.

Ibid, VIII, p. 425-

Ibid, VIII, p. 401.

Ibid, VIII. p. 385. Ibid, VIII, p. 455-

Ibid, VIII, p. 419.

Ibid, VIII, p. 432-

Ibid, VIII, p. 4SO.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 368.

"

Ibid, VIII, p. 448.

[99]
Be it therefore enaded by the Authority aforefaid, that it fhall and maybe lawful for any Keeper of a Ferry to take into his Boat or Boats any Paffenger or Paffengers, Carriage Horfes, and Cattle of any Kind whatfoever, on either Side, to convey them over, and to receive the Ferriage for the fame, any Law, Ufage or Cuftom to the contrary in any Wife
notwithftanding.

The

faid

Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put

there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe.

US

That M"" Archibald Cary do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment made by them. M"' Nelfon reported, from the Committee, to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof John Wormeley, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufeswascommitted,thattheCommittee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had dire(5ted him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. The Houfe proceeded to take into confideration the Amendment made by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad' to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Robert Burwell, Efq; is feized, in Tail Male, and for fettling other Lands, of equal Value, in Lieu
Ordered,
;

thereof.

And

the faid

Line 35.

Amendment was read, and is as followeth, viz. Leave out 'Four Thoufand Three Hundred,' and infert 'Three Thoufand
thereof.

Four Hundred,' inftead

Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Richard Baker do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment made by them. The
faid
M''

Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, to

whom

the

John Doncaftle was re-committed, that the Committee had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition be referred
Petition of
;

to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

The

faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put


itfelf

there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve of the whole Houfe upon the Bill for the Infpecftion of Hemp
Refolved,

into a

Committee
into a

That

this

Houfe

will,

upon

this

Day

Fortnight, refolve

itfelf

Committee

whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. A Bill for adding Part of the County of Augufta, to the County of H amp fhire, was read a fecond Time. A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill be ingroffed
of the It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be

rejecfted.

An
fkld,

ingroffed Bill for eftablifhing a

and for adding certain Lots to was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ for eftablifhing Towns at Rocky Ridge, Gloucef ter Court-Houfe, and Layton 's Warehoufe; and for other
Purpofes therein mentioned.
Ordered
Hening, VIII, p. 448.
'

Town at Rocky Ridge, in the County of Chefterthe Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico,

Ibid, VIII, p. 421.

loo

Ordered,

That
That

M''

Archibald Gary do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their

Concurrence.
M"' William Cabell have Leave to be abfent from the Service of Remainder of this Seffion. M"' Archibald Gary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition of John Wyatt, Francis Smith, and Jofeph Fofter, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition praying an Allowance for the Guns which were ufed in fuppreffmg a late Infurredlion of the Slaves of Bowler Gocke, and fpoiled, as fet forth in the faid petition, is reafonable; and that the faid John Wyatt ought to be allowed the Sum of i I. and 10 5. Francis Smith I /. and 105. and Jofeph Fofter i /. for the damage done their Guns. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. An ingroffed Bill to prevent Hogs and Dogs running at Large on the Ifland of Gingoteague, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad^ to prevent Hogs and Dogs running at Large on the Ifland of Gingoteague. Ordered, That M"" Simpfon do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

Ordered,

this

Houfe

for the

2*4

currence.

That the Committee of Public Claims do ftate an Account of all Sums of Money, which have been agreed to by the Houfe, fince the 21ft Day of December laft, to be paid by the Public, and report the fame, in an ingroffed Schedule, to the Houfe. A Bill to confirm an Agreement made by Thomas Talbutt with the Court of Norfolk County, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be ingroffed.
Ordered,

The other Order


Ordered,

of the

Day

being read

That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till Tomorrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten of the Glock.

Wdbmsba^,

tl)e

27t\) of ITuiKt. 10 (Beo. Ill 1770.

AN
of

ingroffed Bill to
Limatics,

make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, and other Perfons of tmfound Mind, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to make

Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons

unfound Minds. Ordered, That

M''

Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.

An

ingroffed Bill to regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox within this Colony,
third Time.

was read the


Refolved,

That the That


M"'

Bill

do pafs; and that the

Title be.

An Ad^

to regulate the

Inocu-

lation of the Small-Pox, within this Golony.

Ordered,

Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

currence.

An

ingroffed Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof John Wormeley,
is

Gentleman,

feized,

and

for fettling other

Lands and Slaves


Title be.

to the

fame Ufes, was


dock the Intail of
certain

read the third Time.


Refolved,

That the

Bill

do pafs; and that the

An Ad*

to

'

Not recorded

as a law.

>

Heaing, VIII,

p. 378.

Ibid, VIII, p. 371.

Ibid, VIII, p. 453.

loi

certain Lands, whereof

and Slaves
currence.
266

John Wormeley, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands fame Ufes. Ordered, That M'' Nelfon do cany the Bill to the Council, and defire their Conto the

an Agreement made by Thomas Talbutt, with the Court was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to confirm an Agreement made by Thowias Talbutt, with the Court of Norfolk County. Ordered, That M"' John Wilfon of Norfolk do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
Bill to confirm

An ingrof fed

of Norfolk County,

their Concurrence.

be an Inftrucftion to the Committee of Public Claims, to whom an Account of all Sums of Money, which have been agreed by the Houfe, fmce the Twenty-firft Day of December laft, to be paid by the Public, and Report the fame in an ingroffed Schedule to the Houfe, that they make the following Allowances to the Officers of the General Affembly, in the faid Schedule, viz.
Refolved,
it

That

it

was

referred to ftate

To George Wythe, Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes, To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq; Clerk of the General Affembly, To the Reverend M"' Thomas Price, Chaplain to the Houfe, To M' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms attending this Houfe, To M' Richard Starke, Clerk of the Committees of Privileges and
ions,

. 300 o o

100 o o
60 o o 85 o o
Elect-

To To To To To To
M"'

and Propofitions and Grievances, M'' Richard Gary, Clerk of the Committees for Religion, and of Trade, M'' Hind Ruffell. Clerk of the Committee of Public Claims, M"" Thomas Everard, Clerk of the Committee for Courts of Juftice, Robert Hyland, James Lavie, William Hicks, and John Creagh, Door/.

100 o o 80 o o 100 o o
50 o o

keepers 20
M''

each,

80 o o 20 o o

Chriftopher Ayfcough, Door-keeper to the Council,

Benjamin Powell, for cleaning the Capitol,

500

upon Thurfday laft, to draw up a Petition to be prefented to his Majefty, that the Committee had drawn up a petition accordingly, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz.
; ;

Treafurer reported from the Committee appointed,

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY,


Gracioufly

now

permit your ever dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, met in General Affembly, to approach your Royal Pre fence, and, with all humility,
to

renew

moft earneft Entreaties, that your Majefty, in your great Goodnefs, would be and all their fellow Subjeds in America. Having, Sire, upon former and recent Occafions, humbly fubmitted to your Royal Wifdom, our juft Claims to be free and exempt from all Taxes impofed on us, without our own Confent, for the Purpofe of raifing and eftablifhing a Revenue in America, we fhould not now pre fume to recall your Majefty's gracious Attention to the fame Subjed, had we not the moft convincing Teftimony that the Sentiments and Difpofitions of your Majefty's Miniftry, confirmed by the Voice of Parliament, ftill continue extremely unfavorable and alarming to your Majefty '5 American Subjeds; a Refiedion to us, at this Time, the more irkfome and grevious, as we had, from the late agreeable Profped flattered ourfelves, that a broad and permanent Foundation would foon have been laid, for reftoring and perpetuating that pleafing Harmony, which once fo happily united the Interefts and Affedions of all your Majefty's Subjeds both Britifh and American. Words, moft gracious Sovereign, cannot fufficiently exprefs the exceeding great Concern and deep Afflidion, with which our Minds have been agitated and tortur'd upon finding almoft a fix 'd and determin 'd Refolution in the Parliament of Great-Britain to continue
their

pleafed to extend your fatherly Protedion to them

the

Hening, VIII,

p. 454.

[ the feveral

I02

Ads

impofing Duties for

the fole

Purpofe

of

raifing a

Revenue in America;

expofing the perfons and Eftates of your Majefty's affectionate Subjeds to the arbitrary Decifions of diftant Courts of Admiralty, and thereby depriving them of the ineftimable

Right aiid Privilege of being tried by their Peers alone, according to the long eftablifh'd and From thefe baneful Sources have already been derived well known Laws of the Land.

much Difquietude and Unhappinefs, which


of
to

are not likely

to

abate under the Continuance

Meafures, apparently tending


them.

to

deprive the Colonifts of every Thing dear and valuable

were impofed on Britifh Manufadurers, cannot, Great Sir, remove the two well grounded Fears and Apprehenfions of your Majefty's loyal Subjeds, whilft Impofitions are continued on the fame Articles of foreign

partial Sufpenfion of Duties,

and

thefe fuch only, as

Fabrick, and entirely retain' d upon Tea, for the avow'd Purpofe of eftablifhing a Precedent again ft us.
to your Majefty, our Country, ourfelves and Pofterity, humbly to lay our Grievances before the common Father of all his People, do now, imprefs'd with the higheft Senfe of Duty and Affedion, proftrate ourfelves at the Foot of your Throne, moft humbly befeeching and imploring your

We

therefore judging

it,

at all

Times, an indifpenfable Duty we owe

to

Majefty graciously to interpofe your Royal Influence and Authority, to procure a total Repeal of thofe difagreeable Ads of Parliament, and to fecure to us the free and uninterrupted Enjoyment of all thofe Rights and Privileges, which from the Laws of Nature, of Community in general, and in a moft efpecial Manner, from the Principles of the Britifh Conftitution, particularly recognized and confirm 'd to this Colony by repeated aitd exprefs Stipulations, we prefume not to claim., but in common with all the reft of your Majefty 's
Subjeds, under the fame or like Circumftances.

That your Majefty and your Royal Defcendants may long and glorioufly reign in the Hearts of a free and happy People, is the conftant and fervent Prayer of Yours Majefty 's truly devoted, moft dutiful, loyal and affedionate Subjeds.

The burgesses and Representatives. of the 'people

of

Virginia.

The

faid Petition being read a fecond Time.

Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee

in the faid Petition to

be prefented

to his Majefty. Ordered, That the Committee of Correfpondence do fend the faid Petition to Edward Montagu, Efq the Agent for this Colony, with Diredlions that he Caufe the fame to be prefented to his Majefty as foon as may be, and after it fhall be prefented, or offered to be prefented, that he procure it to be printed and publifhed in the Englifh Papers. M'' Treafurer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to oblige fundry
;

Inhabitants of the Parifhes of Overwharton and Suffolk, in the Counties of Stafford and Nanfemond, to Pay certain Expences therein mentioned and the fame was received,
;

and read the


Refolved,

firft

Time.

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M'' Harrifon and A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;
Refolved,
M""

M''

Henry

Lee.

Speaker,

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Ac5l' to make Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and other Perfons of unfound Minds, without any Amendment: And alfo, Tlie Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A&,' to repeal an Adl made in the 22d Year of his late Majefty's Reign, intituled An Adl concerning Strays; and
to

Hening, VIII,

p. 378.

Ibid, VIII, p. 354.

I03

to eftablifh a

up

Strays,

more effectual Method to prevent Frauds committed by Perfons taking without any Amendment: And alfo,
to the Bill, intituled

The Council have agreed


fuch Charges as

An

Aft" for the Relief of Parifhes from

may arife from Amendment: And alfo,

Baftard Children born within the fame, without any

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A(5l' for eftablifhing Towns at Rocky Ridge, Gloucefter Court Houfe, and Layion's Warehoufe; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adla to confirm an Agreement made Thomas Talbutt with the Court of Norfolk County, without any Amendment: And alfo. by The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adt" to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof John Wormeley, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves, to the fame Ufes: without any Amendment: And alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adt' to regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox within this Colony, with fome Amendments to which Amendments the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to prevent the exorbitant Exadlions of the Colledtors of the County and Parifh Levies, with fome Amendments
to

which Amendments the Council defire

the

Concurrence of

this

Houfe.

then the Meffenger withdrew. M"' Harrifon reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to oblige fundry Inhabitants of the Parifhes of Overwharton and Suffolk, in the Counties of Stafford and

And

Nanfemond, to Pay certain Expences therein mentioned, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereunto, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Clerk 's Table where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the Amendments made by the Council to the Bill, intituled An Ad' to regulate the Inoculation of the Small-Pox within
;

this Colony.

And
vn

the faid
ii.

Line

Line 52.

Amendments were read, and are as followeth, viz. Leave out 'Hundred,' and infert 'Thoufand' inftead thereof. After 'Magiftrate' infert 'fhall forfeit the Sum of One Hundred Pounds,
feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon

his refufing or negleding to give fuch Notice, without reafonable Excufe.'

The

faid

Amendments being

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

That M"' Archibald Cary do carry the Bill to the Coimcil, and acquaint Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments made by them. M"" Archibald Cary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Schedule containing an Account of all Simis of Money which have been agreed by the Houfe,
Ordered,

them that

this

fince the 21ft

Day

of December laft, to be paid

by the

Public.

And

the Schedule was read.

Refolved, That the feveral Sums of Money mentioned in the faid Schedule be paid by the Treafurer out of the Public Money which may be in his Hands, on or before the
10*''

Day

of

May

next.
defire

Ordered,

That M' Archibald Cary do carry the Schedule to the Council, and
to take into Confideration the

their Concurrence.

The Houfe proceeded


Council to the
of the
Bill,

Amendments made by

the

intituled

An Ad^

to

prevent the exorbitant Exadions of the Colledors

County and Parifh Levies.

And
>

Hening, VIII,

p. 374. Ibid, VIII, p. 371.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 421.


'

Ibid, VIII, p. 454.

Ibid, VIII, p. 452.


Ibid, VIII, p. 381.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 381.

Ibid, VIII, p. 371.

I04

the faid Amendments were read, and are as followeth, viz. Leave out from 'direded' in Line 67, to the End of Line 86. At the End of the Bill, add 'Provided always, that the Execution

And

of this

Ad

fhall be,

and

is hereby

fufpended until his Majefty's Approbation thereof fhall be obtained.' The faid Amendments being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
Ordered,

by the Houfe. That M'' Archibald Cary do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments made by them. The Order of the Day being read Ordered, That the Call of the Houfe be further adjourned till to Tomorrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning Ten of the Clock.
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

X5\)uvsba^,

tl)e

2Stl) of Ifutie. 10 <&eo. Ill 1770.

A
It

ingroffed Bill to oblige fundry Inhabitants of the Parifhes of Overwharton

Cotmties of Stafford and Nanfemond, to pay certain Expences therein mentioned, was read the third Time. A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Bill do pafs

and

Suffolk, in the

paffed in the Negative.

Meffage from the Coimcil by

M"'

Hubard;

W Speaker,
The Council have agreed to the Schedule containing an Account of which have been agreed by the Houfe, fince the 21ft Day of December
the Public:
all

Sums

of

Money

laft, to

be paid by

And

alfo,

The Council have agreed to the Bill intituled An Adl' to continue and amend the Adl, intituled An Adl for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majeity'sCuitoms, with fome Amendments, to which Amendments the Council defire
the

Concurrence of

this

Houfe.

then the Meffenger withdrew. The Houfe proceeded to take the faid Amendments into Confideration. And the faid Amendments were read, and are as followeth, viz. , Page 3, Line 18. After 'Record' infert 'and upon every Profecution again ft any
'InfpeAor, for the faid Offence, the Proof of his Innocence fhall
lie

And

upon

himfelf.'

Line Line

21.
22.

After 'Norfolk,' infert 'and.'

Line 43. Page 4, Line

Leave out 'and at Totafkey, in the County of 'Richmond.' Leave out 'at York and Rowe's, under one Infpedion, Thirty Pounds.' After 'Office' infert 'And be it further enaded, by the Authority afore29. 'faid, that all Tranffer Tobacco, to be delivered out of any Warehoufe hereafter, fhall 'weigh at leaft One Thoufand Pounds Nett Tobacco; any Law, Cuftom or Ufage 'to the contrary thereof in any Wife notwithftanding.' Line 29. After 'Ad' leave out to the End of the Bill, and infert 'fhall continue 'and he in Force from and after the firft Day of October next; and that the faid
'recited

Ad,

as

to fo

much

thereof as is not

contrary

to

this

Ad,

together with this

'Ad, fhall continue and be in Force from the faid firft 'and during the Term of Two Years, and no longer.

Day

of Odober, lyji, for

Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The two next Amendments being feverally read a fecond Time; A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Houfe doth agree with the Council in the faid Amendments
The
firft

It

paffed in the Negative.

The

Hening, VIII,

p. 318.

I05

The next Amendment being read a fecond Time; A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the Houfe doth agree with
the Council in the faid
It

Amendment

paffed in the Negative.


laft of the faid

Amendments being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council to acquaint them, that this Houfe doth difagree to the fecond, third, and fourth of the faid Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill, and doth defire that they will pafs the fame without the faid Amendments; and that M'' Archibald Cary do carry the faid Meffage. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;

The two

W Speaker,
The Council do not
to the Bill, intituled

infift

upon

the fee o fid

An

Adl" to continue

and third and amend the


infift

of the
A<51,

intituled

Amendments made by them An Adl for amend-

ing the Staple of Tobacco,


the

and

for preventing

Houfe have difagreed; but


to the

the

Council do
to

made by them
from
their

faid Bill, difagreed

Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms, to which upon the fourth of the faid Amendments by this Houfe, and defire the Houfe will recede

Difagreement thereunto.

then the Meffenger withdrew. Amendment being twice read; Refolved, That this Houfe doth infift upon their Difagreement to the faid Amendment. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council to inform them, that this Houfe doth infift upon their Difagreement to the fourth Amendment by the Council infifted upon the faid Bill, and to defire that they will pafs the Bill, without the Amendment and that M"' Archibald Cary do carry the faid Meffage. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;

And
The

faid fourth

W Speaker,
I

am commanded
the fourth

by the Council

to

acquaint this Houfe, that the Council do defire a

prefent free Conference with this Houfe, in the

Conference Chamber, upon the Subjedto the Bill, intituled

Matter of
tinue

Amendment made by
intituled

the

Council

An

Adl" to confor

and amend the Adl

an AS: for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and

preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms.

then the Meffenger withdrew. That this Houfe doth agree to a prefent free Conference with the Coimcil as the Council do defire. Ordered, That M"' Treafurer do go to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe doth agree to a prefent free Conference with the Council, as the Council do defire. A Meffage from the Council by M"' Hubard;
Refolved,

And

M' Speaker,
The Council have appointed three of their Members, who are now ready in ence Chamber, to meet the Managers appointed by this Houfe.
the Confer-

And then

the Meffenger withdrew.

Stark, That M'' Treafurer, M"' Archibald Cary, M"' Wilfon Miles Cary, Jefferfon, and M'' Charles Carter, of King George, do manage the Conference. And they went up to the Conference accordingly and being returned, M"' Treafurer reported, from the Conference, that the Managers had attended the Council; that the Honourable William N elfon, Efq; managed the Conference for the

Refolved,

Council

Hening, VIII,

p.

318.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 318.

io6]
upon
their

Coiincil,

and

faid that the Coiincil infifted


viz.

Amendment, and gave

their

Reafons for the fame, as followeth, That the Quantities of Tranf fer Tobacco brought to York and Rowe '5 Warehoufes 1 being very confiderable, if thofe Infpedlions fo far afimder, fhould be imited, the Infpedlors could not faithfully di {charge their

Duty

at both.

That York being a Sea-Port, where Tobacco is frequently relanded from Ships in 2. the Harbour there, and it being often necefiary to ftore Tobacco brought thither to be put on board Ships, which fometimes cannot take it in the continual Prefence of the Infpecftors, at that Place, in order to receive fuch Tobacco, is fo requifite, that the fame Perfons cannot properly attend Rowe 's alfo. And that the Council defired to be informed of the Reafons of this Houfe for dif;

agreeing to the faid


Ordered,

Amendment.
Treafurer do go to the Cotmcil, to defire a free Conference

That

M''

upon

the Subfe(?t-Matter of the laft free Conference. A Meffage from the Council by M"^ Htibard;

"W Speaker,
The Council do agree
fame prefently in
the
to the free

Conference defired by this Houfe, and do appoint the

Conference Chamber.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew. Refolved, That the Perfons who managed the

laft free Conference,

do manage

this

free Conference.

Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Managers that they inform the Council,

of the Reafons of this

Houfe for difagreeing to the faid Amendment. Managers went to the Conference accordingly. The A Meffage from the Council by M'' Hubard;

M^ Speaker,
The Council do adhere to the fourth of the Amendments made by them to tuled An Ad' to continue and amend the Ad, intituled an Ad for amending Tobacco and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms.
the Bill, intithe Staple of

And

Refolved,

then the Meffenger withdrew. That this Houfe doth recede from their Difagreement to the faid fourth

Amendment.
Ordered,

That

M"^

Treafurer do go to the Cotmcil, to defire a free Conference

upon

270

the Subjedt-Matter of the laft free Conference.

Meffage from the Cotmcil by M' Hubard;


Speaker,
to the free

M*^

The Council do agree


fame prefently in

Conference defired by

this

Houfe, and do appoint the

the Conference

Chamber.

And

Refolved,

then the Meffenger withdrew. That the Perfons who managed the

laft

free

Conference do Manage this

free Conference.

That it be an Inftrudlion to the Managers, that they acquaint the Council, that this Houfe is not fatifiied with their Reafons for the faid fourth Amendment to the faid Bill, but do recede from their Difagreement thereimto, becaufe otherwife, by the
Ordered,

Council 's Adherence, a

Bill, in

other Refpedls, of very great Importance to this Colony,

cannot pafs. The Managers went to the Conference accordingly. M' Dudley Digges reported, from the Committee appointed to examine the enrolled
Bills

Hening, VIII,

p. 318.

[
Bills,

I07

]
Bills,

that the Committee had examined the enrolled

and

re(5tified

uch Miftakes

as were found therein,


Ordered,
Infpedlion.

That

M""

and that they are truly enrolled. Dudley Digges do carry the enrolled
M""

Bills to

the Council, for their

A
M''

Meffage from the Council by


Speaker,

Hubard;

The Council have infpeded

the enrolled Bills,

and are

fatiffied they are truly enrolled.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew. Meffage from the Governor by M'' Hubard;
Speaker,
this

M""

The Governor Commands Council Chamber.

House

to

attend his Excellency immediately in the

Accordingly M"' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend his Excellency in the Council Chamber, where his Excellency was pleased to give his Affent to the feveral
Public and private
Bills,

and Refolves
Eledion

following, viz.
of Burgeffes, for declaring their Privileges

An Ad^
lowances,

for regulating the

and Al-

and

for fixing the Rights of Eledors.


to

An Ad' An Ad^
an

continue

and amend

the

Ad,

intituled
's

an

Ad

for

amending

the Staple of

Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty


to

Cuftoms.

Ad

an Ad, made in the 22d Year of his late Majefty' s Reign, intituled concerning Strays, and to eftablifh a more effedual Method to prevent Frauds comrepeal
to

mitted by Perfons taking

An Ad*

amend

the

up Strays. Ad, intituled an

Ad

to

amend

the

Ad for

the better

Government

of Servants and Slaves.

An Ad^
to

to oblige the

Owners

of Mills, Hedges, or Stops,

on the Rivers therein mentioned,

make Openings

or Slopes therein for the Paffage of Fifh.

Ad to amend an Ad, intituled Infpedion of Pork, Beef, Flour, Tar, Pitch, and Turpentine. An Ad^ for appointing Commiffloners to meet with Commiffioners, who are or may be appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for the Regulation of the Indian Trade.
an

An Ad^ An Ad' An Ad^

for encouraging the

making Wine.

for encouraging the making Hemp. to fufpend the Execution of an Ad, intituled an

Ad for

the

An Ad^ An Ad^ An Ad'"


'

for appointing feveral


to regulate the

new

Ferries,

and

for other Purpofes thereinmentioned.

Inoculation of the Small-Pox within this Colony.

for the Relief of Parifhes

from fuch Charges as

may

arife

from Baftard

Children, born within the fame.

An Ad'i

to

make

Provifion for the Support and Maintenance of Ideots, Lunatics, and

other Perfons of

unfound Minds.
prevent the exorbitant Exadionsof the Colledorsof the County and Parifh

An Ad'*
Levies.

to

An An An An An An

Ad' Ad'^ Ad' 7 Ad'^ Ad' 9


s

to to

amend an Ad, intituled an Ad againft ftealing Hogs. Ad, intituled an Ad for regulating the Pradice of Attornies. to compel Perfons to find Security for Payment of Cofts in certain Cafes. for altering the Court Days of feveral Counties therein mentioned.
continue an
to

explain certain Doubts, touching the Jurifdidion of the Court of

Huftings

of the City of Williamfburg.

the City of

Ad'' for fettling the Fees of the Clerk and Serjeant of the Court of Huftings for Williamfburg.

An

io8]

An Ad^ to amend an Ad, pa ffed in the former Part of this Seffion of Affembly, for reimburfing the Counties of Hanover and King William the Expences of clearing Pamunkey River.

An Ad' for eftahlifhing a Town in the County of Pittfylvania. An Ad^ for continuing and amending an Ad, intituled an Ad for reviving and amending the A ds for allowing Fairs to be kept in the Towns of Frederickfburg and Richmond, and
for enlarging the

Town

of Frederickfburg.
of the

An Ad*
Purpofes

to

annex Part

County
at

of

York

to the

County

of

James

City,

and for

other

therein mentioned.
for eftahlifhing

An Ads

Towns

Rocky Ridge, Gloucefter Court-Houfe, and Layton's

Warehoufe, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned.


for dividing the Parifhes of Frederick, in the County of Frederick, and Camethe County in ron, of Loudoun, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. An Ad'' to explain and amend an Ad of this Seffion of Affembly, intituled an Ad to divide the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Counties of Fauquier and Prince William.

An Ad^

An Ad^

to

repeal

an

Ad for increafing the

Salary of the Minifter of the Parifh of

Frederick, in the County of Frederick.

An

Ad'^

to

impower

the Veftry of Briftol Parifh, in the Counties of

Dinwiddie and

Prince George,

to fell their Glebe.

the room, of thofe who are dead, for the Pamunkey Power to hear and determine Controverfies among them. with and further Indians, An Ad'' to dock the Intail of certain Lands and Slaves, whereof John Page, Efq; is feized, and for fettling other Lands, of greater value, to the fame Ufes.

An Ad' for diffolving the feveral An Ad'^ to appoint Truftees, in

Veftries therein mentioned.

An Ad'

to

dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Robert Burwell, Efq; is feized

in Tail Male, and for fettling other Lands, of equal Valu, in Lieu thereof.

dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Francis Eppes is feized, and for fettling other Lands in Lieu thereof. An Ad'i to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof John Wormeley, Gentleman,
to

An Ad'*

is feized,

and

for fettling other


to

An Ad'^
folk County.

Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes. made by Thomas Talbutt with an Agreement confirm
dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof

the

Court of Nor-

An Ad' 7
is feized,

to

Richard Johnfon, Gentleman,


the the

Lands and Slaves to the fame Ufes. Intail to dock the An Ad'^ of Two Thoufand Eight Hundred Acres of Land, in County of Brunfwick, whereof Armiftead Lightfoot is feized in Fee Tail, and vefting
and
for fettling other

fame in

Truftees, to he fold for certain Purpofes therein mentioned.


to

An Ad' 9
An Ad'
fettling other

ve ft certain Lands, whereof

John Robinfon, Efq;

deceafed,

is

feized in

Truft, for Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, and his Children, in Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned.
to veft certain intailed to the

Lands

therein mentioned in Charles Carter,

and

for

Lands

fame Ufes.

Lands and Slaves therein mentioned in Nathaniel Lyttleton Savage, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and to fettle other Lands in Lieu thereof. An Ad" to veft certain Lands in David Meade, in Fee Simple, whereof the faid David, and Sarah his Wife, are feized, in the Right of the faid Sarah, in Fee Tail, and for fettling other Lands in Lieu thereof. An Ad'^ to veft certain intailed Lands therein mentioned in George Brooke, Gentleman, in Fee simple, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof. An Ad'* to veft certain Lands, whereof Bernard Moore, Efq; is feized in Fee Tail, in
to veft

An Ad"

certain intailed

~
Hening, VIII,
5

Truftees
p. 407.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 417.

^
'
-

Ibid, VIII, p. 418. Ibid, VIII, p. 428.

<

Ibid, VIII, p. 421.


Ibid, VIII, p. 431.

Ibid, VIII, p. 435.

>

Ibid, VIII, p. 419 Ibid, VIII, p. 430

Ibid, VIII, p. 432.


Ibid, VIII, p. 450.

3
'
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 448.


Ibid, VIII, p. 455. Ibid, VIII, p. 468.

'4

'8

"

Ibid, VIII, p. 457Ibid, VIII, p. 470.

" " "

Ibid, VIII, p. 433. Ibid, VIII, p. 452.


Ibid, VIII, p. 460.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 445

>'

'
'*

Ibid, VIII, p. 454 Ibid, VIII, p. 464


Ibid, VIII, p.

Ibid, VIII, p. 474.

476

I09

Truftees to be fold, a>id the


fettled to the

Money

laid out in the Purchafe of other

Lands and

Slaves, to be

fame Ufes.
to veft

An Ad' An Ad^

certain intailed Lands, whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized,


fettle

in John Lewis, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and


to

other

Lands

to the

fame Ufes.

dock the Intail of Four Thoufand Acres of Land, in the County of I fie of Wight, whereof James Burwell is feized in Fee Tail, and for vefting the fame in Truftees, in Fee Simple, for certain Purpofes therein mentioned. An Adi to dock the Intail of Five Hundred and Fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Gloucefter, whereof Sarah, the Wife of John Rootes, Gentleman, is feized, and for vefting
the

fame in

Truftees, for the Purpofes therein mentioned.


to veft certain intailed

An Ad*
men, are
their Father.

feized, in Truftees, to

Lands, whereof William and John Armiftead, Gentlebe fold for Payment of the Debts due from the Eftate of
to

Refolve for paying

One Hundred Pounds

each of the Commiffioners for regulat-

ing the Indian Trade.

A Refolve for purchaflng two Iron Chefts for the Ufe of the Treafury. A Refolve for paying an additional Salary to the Printer. A Schedule, containing an Account of all Sums of Money which have been agreed
the 21 ft

fince

Day

of

December

la ft, to be

paid by the Public.

After which his Excellency was pleafed to

make a Speech

to the Council,

and

this

Houfe, as followeth,

viz.

Gentlemen of the Council, M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, It is with the utmoft Gratitude I acknowledge the many Marks of Confidence with which To what extent I may be able to ferve you, Time I have been honoured by this Affembly. only can prove. Upon my Zeal you may depend, and that it will know no bounds, but

what

my Duty
As

fhall impofe.

I underftand that you have gone through the Buflnefs of the Seffion, and wifh to return to your feveral Counties, I do prorogue you to Thurfday the 25'* of Odober, and

you are accordingly prorogued

to

Thurfday

the 25"" 0/
3

Odober

next.
Ibid, VIII, p. 487.

Hening, VIII. p. 478.

'

Ibid. VIII. p. 481.

Ibid. VIII. p. 483.

JOURNAL
Ot th(

House

of Burgesses
1

771

Burgef fes
Accomack

114]
Surry
Suffex

Prince George Prince William

Richard Bland Peter Poythrefs

Thomas Bailey Hartwell Cocke

Henry Lee *Foufhee Tebbs

David Mafon James Bell


William Harwood William Digges Richard Henry Lee Richard Lee

Princefs

Anne

*Edward Hack Mofeley,


*John Ackifs

Jr.

Warwick
Weftmoreland
Williamfburg

Richmond
Southampton
Spotfylvania

Robert Wormeley
Edwin Gray Henry Taylor

Carter

Francis Lightfoot Lee

Peyton Randolph

York

Dudley Digges

Roger Dixon Benjamin Grymes


John Alexander

Thomas Nelfon, Jr.

StaflEord

Thomfon Mafon
*Not fliown by the Journal to have been prefent daring the Affembly.

Changes
Amelia Brunfwick

in the

Perfonnel, 1771

Robert Mtmford fucceeded Thomas Tabb

Loudotm
Middlefex

John Jones fucceeded Nathaniel Edwards James Hamilton fucceeded Jofias Clapham
Berkeley fucceeded Philip Ludwell Grymes WiUis Riddick fucceeded Benjamin Baker Peter Prefley Thornton fucceeded Samuel Efkridge Chriftopher Wright fucceeded Edward Hack Mofeley

Edmimd

Nanfemond
Northimiberland
Princefs

Anne

The

College

John Page fucceeded John

Blair, Jr.

By

his

lExcelleilC^, the Right Honourable 5torhis Majefty's

borne ^erkele^. Baron Botetourt

Lieu-

tenant and Governor General of the Colony and

Do-

minion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the fame:

A PROCLAMATION.
Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, the General Affembly ftands'prorogued to the 25* day ofjnext month,

and whereas

I find

no urgent occafion
fit

for the faid^f Affembly 's'meeting at that time


of his'Majefty's Council,

have therefore thought

by and with the advice


[If it

by

this

Proclamation, in his Majefty's name, farther to prorogue the faid Affembly to the

4*

Thurfday in Novem'. next

was intended the Affembly fhould meet at the above


I require their

mentioned time

it

would have been proper to add, at which time

attend-

ance at the Capitol in Williamfburg for the difpatch of pubHc buGnefs]

Given under
1770,

my hand

and the Seal of the Colony at Williamfburg,

this

27*''

day oiSep'.

and

in the 10*^ year of his Majefty's Reign.

Botetourt
GOD SAVE THE KING.

By the Honorable
the Council

Wm.^eUon. lEsq.
in

Prefident of

& Commander

Chief of the Colony

and Dominion of VlrojlRla:

A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, the Gen*.

Affembly ftands prorogued to the

4*''

Thurfday in this month


;

and

I find

no

urgent occafion for the faid


fit,

Alfembly 's meeting at that time


of his Majefty's Council,

have there-

fore thought

by and with the advice

by

this

Proclamation

in his Majefty 's

Name further to

prorogue the faid Affembly to the 3d Thurfday in May

next.

Given tmder

my Hand

and the Seal

of the

Colony at Williamfburg,

this fixth

Day

of

November, 1770, and in the eleventh Year of his Majefty's Reign.

>il?llUam 5leUoit.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

By the Honorable
of the

^m, ^eUoR TEsq.


in

Prefident

Council

& Commander

Chief of the

Colony and Dominion of Virginia:

A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, the General Affembly ftands prorogued to the third Thurfday in this

Month, and
therefore,

I find

no urgent Occalion
fit,

for the faid

Affembly meeting at that Time

have

thought

by and with the Advice of his Majefty 's Coimcil, by this Procla-

mation, in his Majefty 's Name, further to prorogue the faid Affembly, to the third

Thurfday in Odoher next.

Given imder

my Hand
and

and the Seal

of the Colony, at Williamfburg, this firft

Day

of

May

77 1,

in the eleventh

Year

of his Majefty

's

Reign.

William 5telson.
GOD SAVE THE KING.

By the Honorable ^Itt. ^eUon HEsq. Prefident of


the

Council

& Commander

in

Chief of the Colony

and Dominion of Virginia:

A PROCLAMATION.
Whereas, the General Affembly ftands prorogued to the third Thurfday in Odober
next,
I

and whereas

it is

judged expedient that the faid Affembly fhould meet fooner


fit,

have therefore thought


their Attendance

to appoint Thurfday, the eleventh

by and with the advice and confent of his Majefty 's Council, Day of the next Month for that Purpofe at which
;

Time

is

accordingly required at the Capitol in Williatnfburg.


of the

Given under

my

Hand, and the Seal


's

Colony this

13"'

Day

of June, in the 11*

Year

of his Majefty

Reign, and in the Year of our Lord 1771.

William MeUoR.
GOD SAVE THE KING.

JOURNAL
of
th(

House OUSE OF of B DURGESSES


X5^urs6aj.
tt)t

lUl) of "auly,

<&eo.

III.

1771.

M' Speaker, The Prefident commands Chamber.

A
;

Meffage from the Prefident by John Blair, the younger, Efq; Clerk of the
Council.

this

Houfe

to

attend his

Honour immediately in

the

Council

Accordingly the Houfe went up to attend his Honour in the Council Chamber. And being returned
M"' Speaker reported, That the Prefident was pleafed to make a Speech to the Coimand this Houfe, of which, M'' Speaker faid, he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy which he read to the Houfe, and is as followeth, viz.
cil

Gentlemen of the Council, M"' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The very great and heavy loffes which many refpedable Gentlemen, Merchants and other Inhabitants of this Colony, have fuftained by the late overflowing of the Rivers (as expreffed in their Memorial, a Copy of which fhall be delivered you) have inclined me, with
the

may
of

Advice of his Majefty 's Council, to call you together at this unexpeded Time, that you have the earlieft Opportunity of confidering what ought to be done for the fpeedy Relief the Sufferers by fo general and extenfive a Calamity. The unfavorable Influence which this unhappy Event muft have on the credit of fame,

in which

long deferred, I hope will be a fufjicient Apology for


Attention.

it fhould be convening you at this Sea fon of the Year, when I know your own private Affairs require your more immediate Care and

many

of the People might be deeply involved, if the Confideration of

my

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

prepared, against this Meeting, with a parimmediately laid before you, that the Bufinefs may take up as little of your Time as poffible; and as the Relief which may be expeded muft originate with you, I cannot but, in the warmeft Manner, recommend their Cafe to your ferious Confideration; not in the leaft doubting but that thofe Sentiments of Juftice, Honour,
to be

I have defired the principal Sufferers

ticular State of their feveral Loffes, to be

and Humanity, which have been your Guide in fion alfo, form the Rule of your Condud.

all fimilar Inftances, will,

upon

this

Occa-

Gentlemen of the Council, M'' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, Humbly to fubmit to the Hand of Providence in every Difpenfation, is the indifpenfable Duty of us all; but I confider it as equally incumbent on us, to endeavor to heal the Wounds which this Stroke hath given, as far as our Situation, and the Circumftances of the Country, will permit; for my own Part, I feel fo fenfibly for the Sharers tn this melancholy
Caiaftrophe, that I fhall be happy,
if,

by

my
to

Affent

to

your Refolutions, I can

be,

in

any

Degree, inftrumental in alleviating their Diftreffes.


I fhould he

wanting in

the

Duty I owe

his Majefty,

and

the affedionate

Regard I bear
to

[
to this

I20

]
the

Country,

if

I did not embrace this

fir ft

Opportunity which hath offered fince

Ad'

miniftratton devolved upon me, of publicly condoling with you on the Death of our moft worthy Governor, the Right Honourable Lord Botetourt a Lofs, the more to be lamented
;

by us, as we were the frequent Witneffes of his Excellency 's conftant and uniform Exertion of every public and private Virtue, and had abundant Reafon to be convinced that he m.ade
the real

Happinefs

of this

Colony an Objed

of his

moft ardent Wifhes.

But, though

we

may

be defirous of paying a juft Tribute of Praife and Gratitude to fuch exalted Merit, let us be comforted, from this Perfuafion, that the fame favourable Attention and Regard to the true Interefts and Welfare of his Majefty's faithful Subjects of Virginia, which led to the appointment of this noble Lord to prefide over us, will ever incline our moft gracious

Sovereign

to fill the

fame Department with a Succeffor, equally

entitled to

our dutiful and

affedionate Efteem.

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Honour the Prefident retvuTiing him the Thanks of this Houfe for his kind and afifedlionate Speech eameftly to condole with him on the Death of our late excellent Governor, expreffing our firm
Refolved,
;

Reliance on his Majefty's Goodnefs in repairing fo great a Lofs to his dutiful Subjedls of Virginia; to congratulate his Honour on his Succeffion to the Adminiftration of this
juft Reward of his long and faithful Services to his Majefty and this Country, affuring him of the Satiffadlion and Happinefs we enjoy in having a Gentleman of his diftinguifhed Abilities and known Attachment to the true Interefts of this Colony to prefide over us, and that we will take the important Bufmefs, he hath been

Government, a

pleafed to recommend, under our immediate


therein whatever,
to us.

by the

Principles of Juftice,

and moft ferious Confideration, and do Honour and Humanity may be dilated

That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs, to be prefented to the Prefident, upon the faid Refolution. And a Committee was appointed of M'' Bland and M"' Richard Henry Lee. Ordered, That the Prefident 's Speech to the Council and this Houfe be referred to
Ordered,

the faid Committee.

Speaker acquainted the Houfe, that the Prefident had delivered to him the Memorial of the Merchants and other Inhabitants of this Colony, mentioned in his
M"'

Honour 's Speech, and

defired

him

to lay

it

before the Houfe.


to be perufed

And he
Ordered,

delivered the Memorial in at the Clerk's Table.

That the

faid

Memorial do

lie

upon the Table,

by the Mem-

bers of the Hoid!e.

A Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken
by A6t
of Parliament,
Refolved,
Refolved,

and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took his Place in the Houfe. That the Prefident 's Speech be taken into Confideration Tomorrow. That this Houfe will. To-morrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the

whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Prefident 's Speech. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out for the eledling of a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the Coimty of Brunfwick, in the Room of M"' Nathaniel Edwards^ jun. deceafed and that M'' Bland do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out, for the eledling of a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Northumberland, in the room of M"' Samuel Efkridge', deceafed; and that M'' Richard Lee do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out for the eledling of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Princefs Anne, in the Room of M"' Edward Hack Mofeleyi, jun. who, fince his Election for the faid County, hath accepted the Office of Clerk of the Court of the faid County and that M'' Newton do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out
,
;

John Jones.

Peter PreQey Thornton.

Chriftopher Wright.

121 ]
this prefent

out, for the eled;ing of a Burgefs, to ferv^e in

General Affembly, for the

County
;

of

Nanfemond,

in the

Room

of

M''

County, hath accepted the Office County and that M'' Riddick do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out for the eledting of a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the College of William and Mary, in the Room of M'' John Blair', jun. who, fmce his Eledtion for the faid College, hath accepted the Office of Clerk of his Majefty 's Council and that M"' Jefferfon do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out for the eledting of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Middlefex, in the Room of M'' Philip Ludwell Grymes', who, fmce his Eledlion for the faid County, hath accepted the Office of Sheriff of the faid County; and that M'' Nelfon do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Prefident, to order a new Writ to be made out for the eledting of a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Charlotte, in the Room of M'' Paul Carrington'^, who, fince his Eledtion for the faid County, hath accepted the Office of his Majefty 's Deputy Attorney in the Court of the faid County and that M'' Coles do wait upon his Honour with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That the Reverend M"' Thomas Price be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at Eight of the Clock. Ordered, That M'' Bland do go to the Council, and acquaint them that the Chaplain will attend to read Prayers at Eight of the Clock every Morning, in the Houfe. Ordered, That James Lavie, Robert Hyland, William Hicks, and Johyi Creagh, be continued Door-keepers to this Houfe, and that they give their Attendance accordingly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning nine of the Clock.
for the faid
; ;

Benjamin Baker', who fince his Eledtion of one of his Majefty 's Coroners of the faid

lF'rl6ar. H)e I2tb of 3xi[^,

(Beo.

III.

1771.

SEVERAL
Names

Petitions of

the Inhabitants of

the County of

Spotfylvania, whofe

are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe,

and read

fetting

have long laboured under many Grievances from the inconvenient Situation of their County Court-Houfe; and therefore praying the Houfe to make Application to the commanding Officer of the Colony to iffue his Writ of Adjournment, and appoint the Covirt to be held at fome Place neareft to
forth, that the Petitioners,

the Center of the County.


Ordered,

That the Confideration

of the faid feveral Petitions be deferred

till

the

next Seffion of the General Affembly.

A
Names

Petition of feveral perfons, refiding in the Frontier Parts of this Colony,

whofe

are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe,

and read

fetting forth

that the Times appointed

by Law

for General Mufters of the Militia are inconvenient

and therefore praying, that the General Mufters may be in the Months of Odober and November annually. Ordered, That the faid Petition do lie upon the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of all fuch Propofitions and Petitions as were at the laft Seffion of the General Affembly deferred till the prefent Seffion, and all fuch Public Claims, Propofitions, and Petitions, as have come and fhall come certified to this Seffion, be deferred till the next Seffion of the General Affembly. Several Accounts of the Tobacco damaged by the late Frefh in the public Warehoufes at Shockoe's, Rocky Ridge, Byrd's, Warwick, Falmouth, and Dixon's were prefented to the Hoiife.

And
Willis Riddick.
'

John Page.

Edmund

Berkeley.

Camngton

re-elected.

122

And

the Titles of the faid Accounts were read.

Ordered,
of the Hotife.

That the

faid

Accounts do

lie

upon the Table, to be peruf ed by the Members

Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, That the Thanks of this Hovife be given to the Reverend M"' Henley, the Reverend M' Gwatkin, the Reverend M"' Hewitt, and the Reverend M"' Bland, for the wife and well timed Oppofition they have made to the pernicious Projeft of a few mif taken Clergymen, for introducing an American Bifhop a Meaftire by which much Difturbance, great Anxiety, and Apprehenfion, would certainly take Place among his Majefty's faithful American Subjedls; and that M'' Richard Henry Lee, and M"' Bland, do acquaint them therewith. M' Bland reported, from the Committee appointed to draw up an Addrefs to be prefented to the Prefident, that the Committee had drawn up an Addrefs accordingly, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table, where the fame was read, and is as
;
;

followeth, viz.

To the Honourable WILLIAM NELSON, Efq; Prefident of and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia.
The humble
SIR,

his Majefty's Council,

ADDRESS
's

of the

HOUSE of BURGESSES.

We

his Majefty

in General Affembly, beg Leave


affedionate Speech at the

moft dutifid and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, now met to return your Honour our unfeigned Thanks for your very

Opening
Lofs

of this Seffion.

Our deep Senfe


worthy
the

of the the

Governor,
of the

Right

this Country fuftained by the Death of our late excellent and Honourable Lord Botetourt, cannot but excite in us all
to his
to this

Warmth

lament, with your Honour,

moft fincere Affedion and Gratitude upon an Event fo unfortunate

Memory, and we
Country.

heartily

When we refied on his Lord fhip's unremitted Zeal in promoting the Caufe of Religion and Virtue; On that Dignity, tempered with fo becoming and proper a Degree of Affability, with which he filled his exalted Station; when we recall to our Remembrance his Excellency's unwearied Diligence and Activity in Bufinefs, and his uniform Exertion of every public and private Virtue, we have the ftrongeft Convidion that he made the real Happinefs of this Colony the Ob fed of his moft ardent Wifhes: We fhould, therefore, think our felves wanting in Duty to his Majefty, and in the Regard we owe to our Country, did we not feize this firft Opportunity of publicly paying a juft Tribute to fo high a Charader. Our chief
Confolation arifes from a firm Perfuafion, that
Goodnefs, be pleafed
to oiir

Gracious Sovereign

will,

in his great

appoint a Governor,

to

prefide over us, equally worthy of the

Royal

Confidence, and of our dutiful

and affedionate Efteem.


defire to

But, Sir, however

we may

do Juftice

to the

Memory

of one,

who

fo defervedly

gained our Regard and Affedion, we are very far from being unmindful of what is due to your Honour, and hope you will be perfuaded that we enjoy great Satiffadion and Happinefs in having a Gentleman of your Honour's diftinguifhed Abilities and

known Attach-

ment
juft

to the

true Intereft of this Country, to prefide over us; we, therefore, moft fincerely

congratulate your

Reward
Moft

of

Honour on your Succeffion to your long and faithful Services

the Adminiftration,
to

which we confider as a his Majefty and his dutifid Subjeds of

Virginia.

Honour, in deploring the Calamities occafioned and heartily commiferating the Diftreffes of the unhappy Sufferers, we will proceed to take their Cafe under our immediate and ferious Confideration; and we affure your Honour that we will, in the Courfe of our Deliberations, endeavor to follow, as our beft and fureft Guides, thofe Principles of Juftice, Honour ami Humanity, which, we truft, in all similar Inftances, and upon every other Occafion, have formed the Rule of our Condud.
earneftly concurring, with your

by the

late

dreadful

overflowing of the

Waters,

The

faid Addrefs being read a fecond

Refolved,

Nemine

Contradicente,

Time; That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee


Refolved

in the faid Addrefs, to be prefented to the Prefident.

123

Refolved,

Ordered,
Prefident,

That the aid Addrefs be prefented to the Prefident by the whole Houfe. That the Gentlemen, who drew up the faid Addrefs, do wait upon the to know his Pleafure when this Houfe fhall attend his Honour, to prefent

their Addrefs.
of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Prefident 's Speech Ordered, That the Memorial of the Merchants and other Inhabitants of this Colony, mentioned in the Prefident 's Speech, and Yefterday ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the faid Committee. Ordered, That the Accounts of the Tobacco damaged by the late Frefh in the public Warehoufes, at Shockoe 's, Rocky Ridge, Byrd 's, Warwick, Falmouth, and Dixon 's, which were this Day ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the faid Committee. Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee. M"" Speaker left the Chair. M"' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M^ Speaker refumed the Chair. M"' Bland reported, from the Committee, that they had gone through the Matters to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table, where the fame were read, and are as

The Order

of the

followeth, viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Proprietors of Tobacco and damaged in the feveral Public Warehoufes, by the late Frefh, except fuch Tobacco as had remained in the Warehoufes above a Year, ought to be paid for their Loffes by the Public. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Proprietors of Tobacco, delivered at the feveral PubHc Warehoufes, and not viewed for want of Leifure in the Infpedtors to do the fame, and damaged, ought to be reimburfed for their faid Loffes by the Public. The faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained, by means of the late Frefh, as well in the Tobacco infpe<5ted, as in fuch as was brought to be infpe(5led, but not viewed, at the feveral Public Warehoufes, except fuch Tobacco as had remained in the faid Warehoufes above a Year. Archibald And a Committee was appointed of M'' Bland, M"" Edmund Pendleton, City, M"' William Burwell, of Richard Henry Lee, James Cary, Harrifon, M' Lewis Harwood, Digges, M' Dudley Digges, M"' Henry Lee, M' Richard Lee, M' Riddick, Nelfon, Alexander, Adams, Poythrefs, Thomas Walker, Cocke, Whiting, Coles, M' Ball, and M-- Wood; Robin fon, Baffett, M"- Rutherford, M' Mar fhall, report their Proceedings to Day, and and they are to meet and adjourn from Day to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and
Refolved,
infpedled,

W W

Records for their Information.


Refolved,

That eleven

of the faid

Committee be a

fufficient

Number

to proceed in

the Bufinefs referred to them.


Ordered,

And

then the

That M'' Hynd Ruffell be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning nine of the Clock.

Salnvba^. t^e I3tb of 3ulr.

(Beo.

III.

1771.

Bland reported to the Houfe, that the Prefident having been waited on, purfuant to the Order of Yefterday, to know his Pleafure when he would be attended by this Houfe, had been pleafed to appoint to be attended this Day in the Council Chamber, and to fay he would acquaint the Houfe, by a Meffenger of his own, when he was ready to receive their Addrefs. Two Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken

MR

124

taken by Adl of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the Houfe.
Several Petitions of fundry Freeholders, of the County of Henrico, and others, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Warehoufes at Shockoe's and Byrd's, in the faid County, are inconveniently fituated, being on low Land, fubjedt to be overflowed by the River; that the late Frefh not only deftroyed and damaged large Quantities of Tobacco in the faid Warehottfes, but alfo, in great Meafure, filled up the Channel of the River leading thereto; and that it will be for the Advantage of the Public to difcontinue thofe Infpedtions, and to appoint others in their Room, about half a Mile below, on the upper End of the Land of M'' Charles Lewis, which is higher Ground, and near to a good Landing; and therefore praying that one or more Infpedlions of Tobacco may be eftablifhed on the Land of the
;

faid Charles Lewis, at that Place.

Alfo feveral Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the Counties of Amherft, Buckingham, Goochland, and Henrico, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, in Oppofition to
the faid Petitions for difcontinuing the Infpedlions at Byrd 's and Shockoe '5, and eftab-

and moft convenient Places for eftablifhing thofe Infpecftions at, are the Lands diftinguifhed in the Plan of the Town of Richmond by the Names of Bowyer's and Hotifling's Tenements; and that the Channel of the River from Shockoe Wharf, by Means of private Subfcriptions, will probably be foon opened, and made as fit for Navigation as ever, a Simi of Money, f^Ifficient for that Purpofe, having been already raifed; and therefore praying, that Infpedlions, in the Room of Byrd's and Shockoe's, if they fhould be dif continued, may be eftablifhed on the faid Tenements, called Bowyer's and Houfling's; or that this Honourable Houfe, until they can be fatiflifhing

them on the Land

of Charles Lewis, were feverally prefented to the Houfe,

read

fetting forth, that the

Channel, will fufpend their determination, as to the Situation of the faid Infpedlions. Ordered, That the faid feveral Petitions do lie upon the Table. A Petition of John Sharp and William Lyon, was prefented to the Hotife, and read fetting forth, that, on the twenty-fixth Day of May laft, difcovering an extraordinary Rife of Water, the Petitioners, who were Tenders at Dixon's Warehoiifes, with the Affiftance of fome Perfons by them hired, rolled out of the middle Warehoufe and faved
fied it is practicable to reftore the faid

one himdred and fifty-four Hogfheads of Tobacco ftored therein, which would otherwife have been deftroyed by the Frefh, and, after the Waters abated, returned the Tobacco into the Houfe again; and therefore praying, that this Honourable Houfe will
allow them a reafonable Satiffadlion for their Trouble.

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accoimts of the Loffes fuftained by means of the late Frefh and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
Ordered,
;

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Meffage from the Prefident by M' Blair.
M''

Speaker,
is

The Prefident Chamber.

now ready

to

receive

the

Addrefs

of

your Houfe in the Council

Accordingly M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned, he reported that the Houfe had attended the Prefident, with their Addrefs, to which his Honor was
pleafed to give this Anfwer
M''

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I


for this

return you

my
of

finfere

Thanks

kind Addrefs.
particular Pleafure to find, that in doing Juftice to the

It gives

me

Memory

the late

Right Honourable Lord Botetourt, your Ideas of his Excellency 's great Merit appear fo conformable to thofe I had conceived of him
.

The Approbation with which you are pleafed

to

honour

my

poor Endeavors for his

Majefty's

125

Majefty's Service, and the Hapfnnefs of his Subjeds of Virginia, affords me the highest satiffadion; for which you will be pleafed to accept my moft grateful Acknowledgements.
Ordered,

End

of this Seffion,

That a Committee be appointed to enquire what Laws will expire at the and to report their Opinion to the Houfe which of them are fit to be
M"'

continued.

W Lewis Burwell,
M"'

And

a Committee was appointed of

of Gloucefter, M"" Stith,

Richard Henry Lee, M' Howard, M'' Barbour,

Bailey,
M"'

Thomas, Henry Pendleton,

Peyton, Macon, M' Woodfon, M"" John Tayloe Corbin, M' Gray, M' Taylor, Thomas Mann Randolph, M' Greenhill, and M"' Edmondfon; and they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to impower the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Augufta, in the County of Augufta, to eledl a Veftry; and that M"' Bland, and M'' John Wilfon, of Augufta, do prepare and bring in the fame. Several Petitions of the Inhabitants in the Fork of Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers, in the County of Culpeper, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the petitioners live much further from the Court-Houfe in their own County, than they do from the Court-Houfe in the County of Orange; and therefore praying that fo much of the County of Culpeper as lies between the Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers, may be added to the County of Orange. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid feveral Petitions be deferred till the

next Seffion of the General Affembly. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning next nine of the Clock.

yioxiha^.

tl)e I5tl)

of ImX^.

(Beo. Ill 1771.


County
of Fauquier,

Petition of the

Veftrymen of the Parifh

of Hamilton, in the

whofe Names
faid Parifh,

are thereunto fubfcribed, in Behalf of the Inhabitants of the

the late Divifion of the faid Parifh,

Majority of

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that before made by Ac5t of General Affembly, a one himdred Tithables, by Agreement, was to be left therein, but that by

the Line eftablifhed the faid Parifh hath, inftead of a Majority, fixty Tithables fewer than the other Parifh of Leeds; and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs for dividing

by a Line beginning at the Place mentioned in the faid Adl of Affembly, and running from thence in a diredl Courfe to the Mouth of Carter's Run, which will
the faid Parifhes
include fuch a

Number

of Tithables as the Petitioners think themfelves entitled to faid Petition be deferred

by

the faid Agreement.


Ordered,

That the Confideration of the

till

the next Seffion

of General Affembly.

That a Committee be appointed to enquire into the Funds for the Redemption of the Paper Currency iffued during the late War, and that they ftate an Accoimt thereof, and report the fame to the Houfe. Edmund Richard Henry Lee, And a Committee was appointed of M'' Bland, Carter, of LanCharles M'' M'' Wafhington, Archibald Gary, Pendleton, Harrifon,
Ordered,

Henry, and M'' Banifter. Richard Henry Lee reported, from the Committee who were appointed to enquire what Laws would expire at the End of this Seffion, and to report their Opinion to the Houfe which of them are fit to be continued, that the Committee had enquired accordingly, and had come to a Refolution, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe,
cafter, M"'

which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the fame was read, and is as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl, made in the thirtieth Year of the Reign of his late Majefty, intituled An Ad^ for the better regulating and
difciplining

Hening, VII,

p. 93.

126]

which was continued by an A(5l made in the thirty-fecond Year and was continued and amended by two Acfts, made in the third and feventh Years of his prefent Majefty's Reign, will [expire at the end of this seffion of General Affembly, and ought to be further continued, with
difciplining the Militia,
of his faid late Majefty's Reign,

Amendments. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution; and that M' Richard Henry Lee, and M'' Henry Lee, do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Robert Donald was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth, that, the Day before the late Frefh, the Infpedtors of Tobacco at Warwick, upon James River, by Direftion of the Petitioner, had turned out from the Public Warehotifes, at
that Place, fixty-one Hogfheads of Tobacco, in order to be forthwith fhipped for Exportation, twenty-nine of which Hogfheads had been infpedled at Warwick, and the Re-

mainder, having been infpecfted at Milner 's Warehouf es, was re-landed at Warwick, for which the Petitioner had paid the Rent of re-landed Tobacco that, before the Tobacco could be taken oS, the Waters rofe between the Warehotifes and the Place where the relanded Tobacco was that the faid re-landed Tobacco was put into Houfes belonging to the Petitioner, near the Public Wharf, in order to preferve it, but was foon carried off,
; ;

Warehouf es, which were

with the faid Houfes; that the Tobacco Infpedted at Warwick was returned into the alfo carried away; that the Infpedlors had not delivered out for the faid Tobacco that the Petitioner, as foon as it was in his Manifefts the fhipping
;

Power, procured the faid Tobacco to be overhauled, and that it is now drying, and properly attended to; but the Petitioner apprehends there will be a Lofs of one hundred Pounds, on the Tobacco infpecfled at Warwick, and of one hundred and fifty Pounds, on that re-landed from Milner 's; and therefore praying fuch Relief as this Honourable

and reafonable. That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
Hotife fhall think juft
Ordered,
;

Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife. A Petition of feveral Perfons of the Counties of Augufta, Botetourt, Hanover, and Albemarle, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the warm Springs, in the Counties of Augufta and Botetourt, had been found to be very falutary to the defeafed and infirm, who had drank of their Waters, but that it is very difficult for the Perfons who moft want that Relief, to procure it, there being no good Roads to thofe Places; and that great Advantages would be derived to the Country, by opening and clearing fuch Roads thither; and therefore propofmg, that a Sum of Money, fufficient for the Purpofe, may be allowed by the Public^ to open a fafe and good Road from the warm Springs to Jenning 's Gap that a Turnpike be eftablifhed, at the Pafs of the warm Springs Mountains, with a reafonable Toll, for keeping the Road in Repair; and that Truftees be appointed to receive Subfcriptions, as well for keeping the Road in Repair, as for building Houfes for the Reception and Security of the poor Sick who refort to the Springs, and to fee the public and private Money, appropriated for the Purpofes aforefaid, faithfully applied. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till the next Seffion of General Affembly. A Petition of Littleton Dennis was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth, that twenty-eight Hogfheads of Tobacco, containing twenty -eight thoufand two himdred and feventy-three Poimds Weight, belonging to the Petitioner, had been lately confumed by Fire, in the Public Warehoufe at Naffwaddox; and therefore praying that the Value thereof may be paid to him by the Public, according to the Diredlions of the Adl of General Affembly. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed
;

127

appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. ^^S
;

Ordered,

to the Clerk of this Houfe, for Copies of private Adls,

That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Table of the Fees to be paid and of other Papers and report
;

the fame to the Houfe.


M''

a Committee was appointed of Henry, and M'' Banifter.

And

M"'

Edmund

Pendleton,

W Bland, W Treafurer,
of the Clock.

il^lli

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning'nine

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tl)e I6tl)

of ITul?.

6eo.

III.

1771.
County
of

ORDERED,

That the

feveral Petitions of fundry Freeholders of the

Henrico, and others, for difcontinuing the Infpe(5lions of Tobacco at Shockoe's

and Byrd's, in the faid County, and for eftablifhing in on the Land of Charles Lewis, and alfo the feveral
tion thereto, which,

their

Room,

Infpe(5lions

Petitions of fundry In-

habitants of the Counties of Amherft, Buckingham, Goochland, and Henrico, in Oppofi-

upon Saturday laft, were ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hoiife. A Memorial of Luke Luker and John Walter was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Warehoufes eftablifhed at Naffwaddox, in the County of Northampton, at which they Adl as Infpedlors, were lately burnt by Accident, and forty-two Hogfheads of infpedled Tobacco, weighing forty -two thoufand five hundred and ninetyfour Pounds nett, confumed therein; and therefore referring it to the Confideration of the Houfe, to provide for repairing the Lofs of the Sufferers, in fuch Manner as to them fhall feem juft. Ordered, That the faid Memorial be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
;

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A(5l of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took his Place in
the Hotife.

Bland reported from the Committee, appointed to examine and ftate Accounts by Means of the late Frefh, as well in the Tobacco infpecfled, as in fuch as was brought to be infpedled, but not viewed, at the feveral Public Warehoufes, except fuch Tobacco as had remained in the faid Warehoufes above a Year, that the Committee had examined and ftated Accoimts of the Loffes accordingly, and had diredted him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. Your Committee beg Leave to inform the Houfe, that upon examining the Accounts of all the Inf pedlors of the feveral Warehoufes at Shockoe '5, Byrd 's. Rocky Ridge, and Warvuick, they find the total Lofs of the Tobacco, at the faid Warehoufes, to amotmt to 2,375.541 Pounds of Tobacco; and that the Expences attending the examining, forting, and reprizing the faid Tobacco amotmt to 244/. S s. 6 d. a. particular Account of which is ftated in a Schedule annexed to this Report. Your Committee beg Leave further to inform the Houfe, that at the Time of the Frefh 107 Hogflieads of uninfpedled Tobacco were lying at Byrd's Warehoufe, which " the Infpedlors have lince viewed, 87 Hogfheads of which were paffed, and carried to the Credit of the Proprietors, after cutting off 9266 Pounds damaged, which ought to be allowed to the feveral Proprietors; the other 20 Hogfheads were refufed, and put by to be picked. That
M''

of the Loffes fiiftained

ia8]

Shockoe's, have been found,

away from and perfons have been employed by the Infpedlors to pick and reprize them, but no Account is yet returned of the Quantity faved. It further appears to your Committee, that the Infpedtors at Shockoe's, Byrd's and the Rocky Ridge, not having proper Houfes to hold the Tobacco, and not being able to hire Hands fufficient to examine all the damaged Tobacco under their own immediate View, did, by the Advice of feveral Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, contracft with fvmdry Perfons to take feveral Hogfheads of damaged Tobacco to their Houfes, to be forted and reprized, and to allow them one third or one half of the Tobacco (as it was more or lefs damaged) that fhould be faved under which Agreement feveral Hogfheads were by the Infpedlors delivered out, of which none have yet been accounted for, except 8 Hogfheads returned to Rocky Ridge; fo that the Savings upon this Tobacco cannot, at this Time, be afcertained, but it appears that it will probably amoimt, in the Whole, to about 400 Hogfheads, after paying the Salvage agreed for, including the Tobacco the Infpedlors have faved themfelves, of which they cannot, at this Time, render a parThat 131 Hogfheads
of uninfpe(5led Tobacco, fuppofed to be carried
;

ticular Account.

appears that at Shockoe's were 79 Hogfheads, and at Byrd's 24 Hogfheads of Tobacco reftifed, and put by to be picked, and which were damaged. Your Committee are informed that a confiderable Number of Hogfheads of Tobacco have been taken up by feveral Perfons, living upon James River, below the faid WareIt further
hottfes, great

Part of which have been faved. And your Committee beg Leave to give it as their Opinion, that the Tobacco fo faved fhould be inquired into, and if it fhould appear it was carried from any of the Public Warehoufes, that it ought to be accounted
for to the Public, after allowing a reafonable Salvage.

appears that about 800 Hogfheads of Tobacco were loft in Dixon 's and Falmouth Warehoufes, on Rappahannock River, but as the Infpedlors are not attending, and their Accounts are not upon Oath, the Committee have fent for them, and cannot
It further
adjioft that

Lofs imtil they fhall attend.


late Frefh at the feveral Warehoiifes

Dr.

The Public for Tobacco deftroyed by the upon James River.


Shockoe's Infpedlors,
Col.

Cr.

To To To

William

Cabell,

ToM^ John Wood fon,


Col.

1,480,028 1,768 1,307


1,849

By

old Tobacco at Shockoe's infpedled above a Year, .... Balance to be paid for at

17,614
1,467,338
1,484,952

Wilfon Miles Cary,

Shockoe's

1,484,952

To M'' Field

Trent for eight Hogfheads of Tobacco, the > Weights not afcertained j
"j

To Byrd 's

Infpedlors on Crop

bacco at Byrd 's infpedled > above a Year, j Balance to be paid for at Byrd 's
.

By eight Hogfheads of old To- ^

8,436

773,336
781,772

Tobacco,

To ditto on Tranffer Tobacco To Warwick


paid
for,

..

766,145 15,627

By Tobacco
Infpedlors, to be

faved at Rocky
235,720
4,058

781,772

Ridge

41,165

By

ditto,

To Rocky Ridge Cafh Accoiint


/.

341,450 Dr.
s.

d.

By old Tobacco infpedled above a Year, Balance to be paid for,


;

7,97 93 ,7 02

To ^/loc^oe '5 Infpedlors To Q.o\. William Cahell, To M' John Woodfon, To Byrd's InipeAoTS To Rocky Ridge Infpedlors

49
2

10
12
15

341,450

33 ....157

15

15

244

Ordered

129

That the faid Report do He upon the Table. That this Houfe will now refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hotife to confider of Ways and Means for raifing Money to repair the Loffes of Tobacco fuftained by Means of the late Frefh. Ordered, That the faid Report be referred to the faid Committee. The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
Ordered,
Refolved,
M"^ M''

Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported, from the Committee, that they had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that for repairing the Loffes of Tobacco fuftained by Means of the late Frefh, a Sum of Paper Money, fufficient for the
;

Purpofe, be emitted.
Refolved,

That it

is

the Opinion of this Committee, that for finking the Paper Money,

Tobacco fuftained by Means of the late Frefh, Taxes be impofed upon Tobacco exported, and upon Wheel Carriages, Ordinary Licences, and Writs. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, purfuant to the faid Refolutions; and that M' Richard Henry Lee, Bland, M"' Treafiirer, M' Edmund Pendleton, Harrifon, and M'' Riddick, do prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Nine of the Clock.
to be emitted for repairing the Loffes of

>^<ibn<i5baY,

tl)e I7tl)

of 3\x\^,

<5co. Ill 1771,

and Rocky Ridge Warehoiifes, had undergone great Labour, in looking after and fecuring the Tobacco damaged by Means of the Frefh, in the Month of May laft, and tranfcribing their Books, and preparing fair Copies of their Accotmts, to be laid before this Honourable Houfe, and had been put to confiderable Expence in attending at Williamfburg ever fince the meeting of this General Affembly and therefore praying that they may be allowed a
Petition of the Infpe(5lors at Shockoe's, Byrd's,

was prefented to the Houfe, and read

fetting forth that the Petitioners

reafonable Satiffa(5lion.
Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Bland reported, from the Committee to whom the Petition of Robert Donald was referred, that the Committee had confidered the fame, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the Refolutions

Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petition, as prays to be allowed by the Public, for the Lofs the Petitioner fuftained upon the Tobacco infpedled at Warwick W^arehoufe, and damaged by the late Flood, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Refidue of the faid Petition, praying to be allowed by the Public for the Lofs fuftained upon the Tobacco infpe(5led at Milner's Warehoufe, and relanded at Warwick Warehoufe, be rejedled. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Hoiofe.
of the

Refolved,

I30

A Petition of Peter Pelham, Keeper of the Public Gaol, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying that the ufual Salary of forty Pounds per Annum may be continued. Refolved, That the Sum of forty Pounds, per Annum, be allowed to Peter Pelham,
;

as Public Gaoler, to continue to the


Ordered,

That

M''

End of the next Seffion of General Affembly. Nelfon do carry the faid Refolution to the Council, and defire
Clerk, Redlor of the Parifh of Antrim,

their Concurrence.

A Petition of the Reverend Alexander Gordon,

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Law, which was propofed laft Seffion of General Affembly, for raifing the price of his Tobacco, or paying it in Kind,
but did not receive the Affent of the Governor, was founded in Juftice and Equity That the Petitioner fuffers more Toil and Fatigue in attending his Cure, than moft other Clergymen in the Colony and that his Salary, as it is now paid, is not adequate to his Expence and Trouble and therefore praying that this Houfe will grant him fuch Re; ;

drefs as fhall appear juft

Ordered,

and reafenable. That the Confideration of the

faid Petition

be deferred

till

the next Seffion

of General Affembly.

and John Pinchback, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Waddy's Warehoufes, in the County of New Kent, was prefented to the Houfe. and read fetting forth that the faid Warehoufes were broken open the eighth Day of July laft, and five hundred and thirty-fix Pounds of Tobacco ftolen out of the fame, for which the Petitioners had been obliged to pay and therefore praying that they may be
Petition of William Wilkinfon
;
;

repaid for the faid Tobacco.


Ordered,

That the Confideration

of the faid Petition

be deferred

till

the next Seffion

of General Affembly.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to impower the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Augufta, in the County of Augufta, to eledl a Veftry and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of William Rind, Printer, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that his Salary, as Printer to the PubHc, will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly and therefore praying that the fame may be further continued. Refolved, That the Sum of four hundred and fifty Pounds per Annum, be allowed to William Rind, Printer, to continue to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full Confideration for printing the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, and the Laws of each Seffion, and fending as many Copies of the Laws to the County Court Clerks as there are adling Juftices in the Commiffion, in each refpedtive County, and one other, which is to be Half Bound, for the Ufe of the Court, and ten to the Clerks of the Courts of Huttings, in the City of Williamfburg, and Borough of Norfolk, and printing Infpe(5lors Receipts
M''
; ; ;

and Books, Proclamations, and Public Advertifements. Ordered, That M'' Archibald Gary do carry the faid Refolution to the
defire their Concurrence.

Council,

and

and Inhabitants of the County of Lunenburg, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that large Quantities of Tobacco are annually brought from North-Carolina to this Colony, and infpedled, and fold here moftly for Gold and Silver, which is carried out from hence, and paffed at higher Rates than it is here and that the Owners of fuch Tobacco do not contribute any Thing towards building and fupporting Bridges, and clearing and repairing Roads and therefore praying that a Duty be laid upon Tobacco, imported from North-Carolina, and that the Value of Gold and Silver Coin in this Colony be made equal to Sterling, or to what it paffeth for in the neighbouring Colonies. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till the next Seffion
Petition of the Freeholders
;

U'

of General Affembly.

A Petition of William Tebbs and Thomas Attwell, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Quantico Warehoufes, in the County of Prince William, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the faid Warehoufes have long been, and yet are, in a ruinous Condition

131 ]

notwithstanding the petitioners have done all in their Power to get that by Means of their Infufficiency, and of the driving Rains this and
tion,

them repaired Summer, large


will

Quantities of the Tobacco ftored in the faid Houfes, have been fo damaged, that the
refufe to receive them; and therefore praying that the Houfe Matter into Confideration, and fo provide that the Petitioners may be for the Lofs they are likely to fuftain, without any Default in them.

Owners

take the

indemnified

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

M' Pendleton reported, from the Committee appointed to prepare a Table of Fees, to be paid to the Clerk of this Houfe, for Copies of private Adls, and of other Papers, that the Committee had prepared a Table accordingly, which the Committee had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the faid Table of Fees was read, and is as followeth, viz.
;

I.

s.

d.

For a Copy For a Copy

of of

an General Affembly any other Paper, for every twenty Words,


A(5t of

015 002

Refolved,
his Fees.
M""

That the Clerk of

this

Houfe be governed by the

faid Table, in receiving

Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a

Bill for

further

continuing and amending the Adl intituled


Refolved,

An Ad^

for the better regulating


firft

and

difciplin-

ing the Militia; and the fame was received and read the
Ordered,

Time.

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That it be an Inftru(5tion to the Gentlemen appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill purfuant to the Refolutions of the Committee of the whole Houfe, which were Yefterday reported, and agreed to by the Houfe, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for enabling the Infpedtors at Byrd's, Shockoe's, and Rocky Ridge Warehovifes, to pay fuch Tobacco as they have faved, out of what was damaged in the faid Houfes, by Means of the late Frefh, in Difcharge of their Tranffer Notes, refpeAively.

16

John Heath was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth that named Jacob, belonging to George Parker, and hired by the Petitioner, was drowned in endeavoring to fave fome of the Tobacco, carried out of Falmouth Warehoufe, and floating down the River, in the late Frefh and therefore praying that the Value of the faid Negro may be paid by the Public. A Motion was made, and the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee
Petition of

a Negro

Man

Slave,

It paffed in the Negative.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be rejedled.

Rind was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, Obedience to an Order of this Honourable Houfe, he has Half-Bound twelve htmdred Copies of the Adls of the laft Seffion of Affembly, and delivered them to the refpe(5tive County Court Clerks and paying a reaf onable Allowance for the fame. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Richard Bland, And it is referred to M'' Archibald Gary, M^ Richard Henry Lee,
Petition of William
that, in
;

Lee,

and
M''

M''

Henry

Lee.

Bland reported, from the Committee to whom the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the feveral Counties of Amherft, Buckingham, Goochland, and Henrico, were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petitions, and had come to
feveral
Hening, VII,
p. 93.

132

feveral Refolutions, which they

had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table, where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petitions as prays that the Public Warehoufes, at Shockoe's, and Byrd's, may be removed to a Place not fubje(5led to be overflowed by the Waters, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petitions, which pray that the faid Warehoufes may be removed to Bowyer's and Houfling's Tenements, in
;

Report

in his Place,

the

Town

of

Richmond,

is

reafonable.

Refolved,

that the faid

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions which pray Warehoufes may be removed to Lewis 's Land, below the Town of Richmond,

be

rejefted.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe. be an Inf tru(ftion to the Gentlemen appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolutions of the Committee of the whole Houfe, which were Yefterday reported, and agreed to by the Houfe, that they make Provifion, in the faid
Ordered,

That

it

Bill, for dif continuing

the Infpe(5tions at Shockoe's and Byrd's, and eftablifhing


in the

them

on Bowyer's and Houfling's Tenements,

Town

of

Richmond.

Edward Brifbane, of the Town of Peterfburg, Merchant, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioner had, at the Time of the late great rifmg of the Waters, in James River, twenty feven Hogfheads of Tobacco, in the Public Warehoufes, at Bermuda Hundred, which Tobacco was brought from the Falls of James River, and put under their Care, according to Law, being intended for Exportation, but came too late to be taken on board the Ship, towards whofe Load it was defigned and that the faid Tobacco, in the faid Warehoufes, was very much damaged, but that, by the Care and Vigilance of the Infpedlors at Peterfburg, to which Place, by Diredlion of the Petitioner, the fame, after it was damaged, had been brought, fifteen Hogfheads, and a Parcel of about five hundred Pounds Weight, are faved and therefore praying, as to the Refidue of the faid Tobacco, that this Houfe will grant him fuch RePetition of
;

lief

as fhall feem meet.

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fuftained by Means of the late Frefh; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hoiife. A Petition of John Young, of the County of Dinwiddie, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that a Slave called Mofes, belonging to the Petitioner, having been fome time abfent from his Mafter's Service, and having committed Thefts and
;

Outrages in the Neighbourhood, and being outlawed, in due Form, was apprehended and brought before a Magiftrate, and charged with Felony, and there being ftrong Proofs of his Guilt, was ordered by the Magiftrate to be carried to Prifon, but that the faid Slave, before he could be committed, died, through fome Mif management, as is fufpedted, in the Perfons who apprehended and were conveying him to the Court-Houfe; and therefore praying that this Honourable Houfe will grant fuch Relief to the Petitioner as fhall feem juft. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till the next Seffion of General Affembly. A Bill for further continuing and amending the Adt intituled An Ad' for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"" Archibald Gary, and M"' Bland. A Bill to empower the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Augufta, in the County of Augufta
to eledl a Veftry,

was read a fecond Time.


Refolved

Hening, VII,

p. 93.

133
M""

Refolved,
of Augufta.

That the

Bill

be committed to
till

Edmund

Pendleton,

and

M''

John Wilfon,

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning nine

of the Clock.

X5l)urs6a^

ll)e IStl)

of 3ulr

11 (Beo, III

I? 71.

A
w

and Inhabitants of the County of Lunenburg, whofe was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that Part of the A<51 of General Affembly, intituled an Ad' for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, allowing the Purchafers of Tobacco to have the fame reviewed, is unreafonable; and therefore praying that that Part of the faid Adl may be repealed, or that the Owner of Tobacco, unjtif tly refufed.may have a Review as well as the Purchafer. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till the next Seffion
Petition of the Freeholders

Names

are thereunto fubfcribed,

of General Affembly.
M""

Archibald Cary reported, from the Committee to

whom

the Bill for further con-

and difciplining was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereimto, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendfor the better regulating
the Militia,
;

tinuing and amending the A(ft intituled

An Ad"

ments, in at the Clerk's Table/ Where the Amendments were once read throughout, and then a fecond Time, one by one, and upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe.

with the Amendments, be ingroffed. and Falmouth Warehoufes, was prefented to the Hoiife, and read fetting forth that the petitioners had undergone great Labour and Fatigue, in looking after and fecuring the Tobacco damaged in the faid Warehoufes, by the late Frefh, tranfcribing their Books, and preparing fair Copies of their Accounts and Proceedings, to be laid before this Honourable Hotafe, and have been put to confiderable Expence in traveling to, and attending at Williamfburg; and therefore praying that they may be allowed a reafonable Satiffadlion. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts of the Loffes fviftained by Means of the late Frefh and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hoxife. A Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A&. of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took his Place in the Hoiife. Ordered, That it be an Inftru<5lion to the Gentlemen appointed to prepare and bring m a Bill, purfuant to the Refolutions of the Committee of the whole Houfe, which were, upon Tuefday laft, reported, and agreed to by the Houfe, that they make provifion in the faid Bill for removing the Warehotifes at Falmouth Infpedlion. A Meffage from the Coimcil by M'' Blair:
Ordered,

That the

Bill,

Petition of the Infpe(5lors at Dixon's


;

M' Speaker, The Council have agreed

to the

Refolve for paying the Public Printer his Salary.

And

then the Meffenger withdrew.

M' Archibald Cary reported from the Committee to whom the Petition of William Rind was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to a Refolution, which they had diredled him to report to the Hoiofe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz.
Refolved
'

Hening, VllI,

p. 69.

Ibid, VIII, p. 93.

134]

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petitioner be allowed three Shillings for every Book of the Laws of laft Seffion, which he fhall prove,
Refolved,
it is

That

before the Treafurer, to have been delivered for the Ufe of the PubHc.

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That there be paid to William Rind, Printer to the Public, three Shillings for every Book of the Laws of laft Seffion, that he fhall prove, before the Treafurer, to
have been delivered for the Ufe of the Public. Ordered, That M"" Archibald Cary do carry the faid Refolution to the Council, and
defire their Concurrence.

Rowland Ward was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth that his Negro Man Slave, named Ccefar, having been duly outlawed, was killed in an Attempt to apprehend him and that the faid Slave was valued, by the Court of Amelia County, to the Sum of one htmdred Pounds and therefore praying that the Value of
Petition of
;

18

the faid Slave


Ordered,

may

be paid to him by the Public.


till

That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred

the next Seffion

of General Affembly.
M""

Pendleton reported, from the

Committee to

whom

the Bill to impower the

Inhabitants of the Parifh of Augufta, in the Coimty of Augufta, to eledt a Veftry, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment

had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table, where the Amendment was twice read, and upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be ingroffed. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Coimty of Mecklenburg, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that the Importation of Tobacco from North-Carolina to this Colony is very detrimental to the Trade of the latter; and therefore praying that fuch Importation may be prohibited
thereunto, which they
in his Place,
;
;

or ref trained.
Ordered,

That the Confideration

of the faid Petition

be deferred

till

the next Seffion

of General Affembly.

Bland reported, from the Committee appointed to examine and ftate Accounts by Means of the late Frefh, as well in the Tobacco infpedled, as in fuch as was brought to be infpe(5ted, but not viewed, at the feveral Public Warehoufes, except fuch Tobacco as had remained in the faid Warehoufes above a Year, that the Committee had examined and ftated Accounts of the Loffes of the Tobaccoes of Dixon 's and Falmouth Warehoufes, and had dire(5led him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to yotu* Committee that the total Lofs of Tobacco at the faid Warehoufes amounts to feven htmdred and eighty-five thoufand fix hundred and fifty Pounds of Tobacco; and that the Expences attending the forting and reprizing the faid Tobacco amount to one hundred and eleven Pounds fix Shillings and fix Pence that forty-eight thoufand nine hundred and two Pounds were faved out of the damaged Tobacco, and fold by the Infpedlors, by the Advice of King George County Court, for four hundred and fifty-nine Pounds eighteen Shillings and four Pence, a particular Account whereof is ftated in a Schedule annexed to this Report. It further appears to the Committee, that about fifty Hogfheads of uninfpec5ted Tobacco, and thirty Hogfheads that had been refufed and not picked, were carried from Falmouth Warehoufe by the Frefh.
M''

of the Loffes fuftained

The

135]
Contra
Cr.
lbs.

The Public

Dr.
lbs. Neit.

Nett.

To the

Infpedlors at Dixon

's

By
j

Warehoufe for 152 Hogfheads of Crop Tobacco damaged

156,584

Hogfheads of old Tobacco ] which have been infpecfled > above a Year, J Balance to be paid by the Publo
lic

9,284

To

the Infpedlors at Falmouth

147.300
156,584

Warehovife for 630 Hogfheads of Crop Tobacco damaged Cafh

651,916 Dr.
5.

By

14 Hogfheads of old Tobac- ] CO which have been infpedled >

/.

d.

To fundry Expences for forting and prizing damaged Tobacco,


Ill

above a Year, ) Balance to be paid by the Public


,

13,566

638,350

651,916

Contra
/.

Cr.
s.

By Cafh

for 48,902

lbs. of

To-

bacco fold by the Infpectors, by Advice of the Court of the

County

of

King

George, ....

By Cafh for wet Tobacco fold,..

372 2 4 87 16

459 18 4

That it be an Inftrudlion to the Gentlemen, appointed to prepare and bring purfuant to the Refolutions of the Committee of the whole Houfe, which were upon Tuefday laft, reported and agreed to by the Houfe, that they make provifion, in the faid Bill, for paying the Owners of the Tobacco loft and damaged in Dixon 's and Falmouth Warehoufes by the late Frefh. M' Bland reported, from the Committee to whom the feveral Petitions of the Infpedlors at Shockoe's, Byrd's, and Rocky Ridge Warehoufes, Edward Brifbane, and William Tebbs, and Thomas Attwell, were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petitions, and come to feveral Refolutions, which they dire(5led him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as
Ordered,
in a Bill,
;

followeth, viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of the Inf pedlors Byrd 's, and Rocky Ridge Warehotofes, praying to be allowed by the Public for their extraordinary Trouble in forting and reprizing the damaged Tobacco, is reafonable; and that they ought to be allowed fifteen Poimds each, for their Trouble in the faid Service and that Turner Southall, Daniel Price, and Matthew Branch, ought to be allowed five Poimds each, for their Expences in attending the faid Committee, with
Refolved,
's,

at Shockoe

their Accounts.

Refolved,

That

it is

Brifbane, praying to be allowed

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Edward by the Public for the Loffes f uf tained upon the Tobacco

damaged by the late Flood, as fet forth in the faid Petition, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of William Tebbs and Thomas Attwell, Infpedlors at Quantico Warehoufe, praying to be allowed for the Tobacco damaged therein, by Rain, is reafonable; and that Commiffioners ought to be appointed to examine, ftate, and fettle an Account thereof. The two firft Refolutions of the Committee being feverally read a fecond Time, were^ upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Hoiife. The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time, and the
Queftion

136

Queftion being put, that the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

William Tehbs and Thomas Attwell, Infpedlors at Quantico Warehoufe, praying to be allowed for the Tobacco damaged therein, by Rain, be rejedted. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Gentlemen appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolutions of the Committee of the whole Houfe, which were, upon Tuefday laft, reported and agreed to by the Houfe, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing Commiffioners to examine the Condition of the Warehoufes at Quantico, at the Time the Tobacco mentioned in the Petition of William Tehbs and Thomas Attwell was damaged, and by what Accidents, or by whofe Negledl, fuch Damage, if any, happened and to ftate an Account of the faid damaged Tobacco and to report their Proceedings to the next Seffion of General Affembly. A Petition of William Hackney and Rowland Sutton, Infpedlors at Kemp'sWareRefolved,

That the Petition

of

houfe, in the

County

of Middlefex,

was prefented to the

Hoiife,

and read;

fetting forth

Doors of the faid Warehoufe were broke open, and a Hogfhead of Tobacco, belonging to Philip Ludwell Grymes, Efq; weighing nine himdred and ninety-five Pounds Nett, was taken out of the faid Warehoxife, and all the Tobacco, except a few Bundles, carried away and that the faid Lofs did not happen by any Negledl of the Petitioners, who are neverthelefs liable to make the faid Grymes Satiffadlion for the fame and therefore praying that this Honoiirable Houfe will afford them fuch ReHef as they fhall think juft and reafonable. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till the next Seffion of General Affembly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning nine of the Clock.
that in the Night of the ninth
of this Inftant July, the
;
;

Day

20

Trl6a^

tbe I9tb of

IvX^*

(Beo.

III.

177U

Bland reported, from the Committee to whom the feveral Petitions of the 's and Falmouth Warehoufes, and John Sharpe and William Lyon were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of William Newton and John Pollard, Infpedlors at Dixon '5 and Falmouth Warehoufes, is reafonable and that they ought to be allowed ten Pounds each for their Trouble and Expence in travelling to Williamfburg, and attending the Committee. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Sharpe and Wi/ZiamLyoM, praying to be allowed a reafonable Satiffadlion for their Affiftance in faving from the late Flood one hundred and fifty four Hogfheads of Tobacco at Falmouth Warehoufe, be rejedled. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. An ingroffed Bill for further continuing and amending the Adt intituled An Ad'^ for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be An Ad' for further continuing the Ad intituled An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia. Ordered, That M'' Archibald Gary do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their
Infpedtors at Dixon
;
;

MR

Concurrence.
Ordered
Hening, VII,
p. 93.
>

Ibid, VIII, p. 503.

137

Ordered, That the Treafurer be diredled to pay the additional Sum of feventy-five Pounds to Richard Bland and Patrick Henry, Efquires, for their Trouble and Expences in going as Commiffioners to New-York, to meet with Commiffioners appointed by the Legiflatures of the neighbouring Colonies, to form and agree upon a general Plan for

the Regulation of the Indian Trade.

An engroffed Bill to empower the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Augufta,


of Augufta, to eledt a Veftry,
81

in the

County

Refolved,

That the

Bill

was read the third Time. do pafs and that the Title be
;

An Ad'

to

empower

the Inhabit-

ants of the Parifh of Augufta, in the County of Augufta, to eled a Veftry. Ordered, That M'' Bland do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence-

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Eafe and Relief of the People, by paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly and that M' Henry Lee and M"" Baffett do prepare and bring in the fame. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Blair:
Ordered,
;

M""

Speaker,
to the Bill, intituled

The Council have agreed

An

the Parifh of Augufta, in the County of Augufta, to ment: And also,


intituled

Adl to empower the Inhabitants of ele(5l a Veftry, without any Amend-

The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl^ for further continuing the Adt, An Adl for the better regulating and dif ciplining the Militia, without any Amendment, to which Amendment the Council defire the Concurrence of this Houfe: And alfo, The Council have agreed to the Refolve for paying to the Keeper of the Public
Gaol his Salary.

And
cil

then the Meffenger withdrew. The Houfe proceeded to take into Confideration the
to the
Bill,

Amendment made by the CounAd,


intituled

intituled

An Ad

for further coittinuing the

An

Adt for the

better regulating

and

dif ciplining the Militia.

and is as followeth, viz. Line the laft, leave out 'one Year\ and infert 'two Years,' inftead thereof. The faid Amendment being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Hotife. Ordered, That M"" Archibald Cary do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment made by them. M"^ Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Lofs of Tobacco damaged or burnt in feveral Warehoufes and the fame was received and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will now refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. The Hotife accordingly refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
the faid
read,
;

And

Amendment was

M''

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"" Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments theretmto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the a Amendments in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendments were once read
;

throughout

Hening, VIII,

p. 304.

>

Ibid, VIII, p. 503.

138

throughout, and

then, a fecond Time, one by one; and upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed. M"' Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for the Eafe and Relief of the People, by paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be now read a fecond Time. The Bill was accordingly read a fecond Time.
;

Ordered,

And then

That the Bill be ingroffed. the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning nine

of the Clock.

SaXxxxba^,

tl)e

20tb of 3\A^,

6eo.

III.

1771.

AN
houfes.

by the Lofs of Tobacco damaged was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be ^n Ad' for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Lofs of Tobacco damaged or burnt in feveral Wareingroffed Bill for the Relief of the Sufferers
or burnt in feveral Warehoufes,

Ordered,
rence.

That

M""

Bland do carry the

Bill to

the Covmcil and defire their Concur-

by paying the Burgeffes read the third Time. was Wages in Money Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be An Ad' for the Eafe and Relief of the People, by paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. Ordered, That M'' Henry Lee do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Conengroffed Bill for the Eafe and Relief of the People,
for this prefent Seffion of Affembly,
;

An

currence.
Refolved, Nemine Contradicente, That an elegant Statue of his late Excellency the Right Honourable Norborne, Baron de Botetourt be eredted in Marble at the Public Expence, with proper Infcriptions, expreffing the grateful Senfe this Houfe entertains of his Lordfhip 's prudent and wife Adminiftration, and their great Solicitude to perpetuate, as far as they are able, the Remembrance of thofe many public and focial Virtues which adorned his illuftrious Character. That the fame be fent for to GreatBritain under the Direction of the Honourable William N elfon, Thomas elfon, and Peyton Randolph, Efquires, Robert Carter Nicholas, Lewis Burwell, and Dudley Digges,

Efquires.
Refolved, That the Treafurer pay for the Statue to be eredled to the Memory of Lord Botetourt out of the public Money in the Treafury. Ordered, M'' Bland do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. Refolved, That the Stmi of fifteen Potmds be paid to each of the Infpeftors at Shockoe, Byrd 's and Rocky Ridge Warehoufes the Sum of five Pounds to Turner Souihall, Daniel Price, and Matthew Branch, each; ten Povmds to Lufby Turpin, and five Pounds to Thomas Cheatham, Infpedlors at Warwick; and the Sum of ten Pounds to William Newton and John Pollard, each, for their Services in faving the Tobacco damaged in the Public Warehoufes, and their Trouble and Expences in travelling to Williamfburg, and attending the Houfe of Burgeffes, with their Books and Accounts of the aid Tobacco. Ordered, That M'' Archibald Cary do carry the Refolution to the Council and defire
;

2SS

their Concurrence.

Refolved,

That the feveral Siuns

of

Money

following be paid to the feveral Officers

of the General Affembly, viz.

To
Hening, VIII,
p. 493.

Ibid, VIII, p. 505.

139

To George Wythe, Efq; Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes, To John Blair, jun. Efq Clerk of the General Affembly, To the Reverend M"" Thomas Price, Chaplain, To M'' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms, To M^ Hind Ruffell, To Jafper Mauduit Gidley, To the Door Keeper of the Council, To James Lavie, To Robert Hyland, Door Keepers to the Houfe, each To William Hicks, To John Creagh, )
;

-j-^

o
o

o o o o o o

40 20 30
10
10

o o o o

800
defire

8/.

32

Ordered,

That M' Archibald Gary do carry the Refolution to the Council, and That a Committee be appointed to examine the enrolled
M""

their Concurrence.

Ordered,

Bills

and Refolves.

And
Gity,

W Wilfon Miles Gary, and

a Gommittee was appointed of

Dudley Digges,

M""

Lewis Burwell, of James

M'' Jefferfon.

Meffage from the Council by

M"" Blair:

W Speaker,
by the Lofs
ment:

The Gouncil have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl" for the Relief of the Sufferers of Tobacco damaged or burnt in feveral Warehoufes, vnthout any Amend-

And alfo.

The Gouncil have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Adt^ for the Eafe and Relief of the by paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, without any Amendment: And alfo, The Gouncil have agreed to the Refolve for ereding a Statue to the Memory of Lord
People,

Botetourt:

And

alfo.

The Gouncil have agreed to the Refolve Books of the Ads of laft Seffion: And alfo. The Gouncil have agreed to the Refolve
Infpedors:

for

paying

the

Public Printer for binding the

for

paying feveral

Sums

of

Money

to feveral

And

alfo.
to the

The Gouncil have agreed


of the General

Refolve for paying feveral

Sums of Money to the Officers

A ffemhly.

then the Meffenger withdrew. Dudley Digges reported, from the Committee appointed to examine the fenrolled Bills and Refolves, that' the Committee had examined the enrolled Bills and Refolves accordingly, and redlified fuch Mif takes as were found therein and that they are truly
M''
;

And

enrolled.

Ordered,

That

M''

Dudley Digges do carry the enrolled


M'' Blair.

Bills

and Refolves

to the

Council, for their Infpecftion.

A
M''

Meffage from the Council by


Speaker,

The Gouncil have Infpeded


are truly enrolled.

the enrolled Bills

and Refolves and are

fatiffied that they

And

then the Meffenger withdrew. Meffage from the Prefident by M"' Blair:

W Speaker,
The Prefident commands
Chamber.
Accordingly
M"'

this

Houfe

to

attend his

Honour immediately, in

the

Gouncil

Speaker, with the Houfe, went

up

to attend his Honour, in the Coun-

cU
Hening, VIII,
p. 493.

Ibid, VIII, p. 503.

[
cil

I40

Chamber, where his Honour was pleafed to give


viz.

his Affent to the feveral public

and
and

private Bills and Refolves following,

An Ad'

for further continuing the

Ad

intituled

an

Ad

for the better regulating

difciplining the Militia.

An Ad'
An Ad3
to elect

for the Relief of the Sufferers by the Lofs of Tobacco

damaged
County

or burnt in

feveral Warehoufes.
to

impower

the Inhabitants of the

Parifh

of

Augufta, in

the

of

Augufta,

a Veftry.
for the

An Ad*

Eafe and Relief

of the

People by paying the Burgeffes Wages in

Money

for this prefent Seffion of

A ffembly.
to William Rind,

A Refolve for eredling a Statue to the Memory of Lord Botetourt. A Refolve for paying four hundred and fifty Pounds per Annum
the Public Printer.

A Refolve for paying the Keeper of the Public Gaol his Salary. A Refolve for paying the Public Printer for binding Books of the Adts of laft Seffion.

A Refolve for paying feveral Siims of Money to feveral Infpedlors.


A Refolve for paying feveral Sums of Money to the Officers of the General Affembly.
After which his
as foUoweth,
viz.

Honour was pleafed to make a Speech

to the Coimcil

and this

Hoiife,

Gentlemen of the Council, M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I am now to return you my Thanks for the Readinefs with which you have entered upon the Bufinefs I recommended to you, and for your conftant Attention and Application to it. I am perfuaded that your Condud, on this Occafion, will be highly approved by your

Country in general, and that thofe who will be relieved by the Ad that is paffed for that Purpofe, will always think of you with Honour and Gratitude. Before I part with you let me entreat the Favour of your A ffi fiance, in your different Departments, to preferve the Peace, Order, and good Government, in your feveral Counties, which, I have the Pleafure to obferve, have fubfifted during my fhort Adminiftration. I will not detain you longer than to acquaint you that I have thought fit to prorogue this Affembly to the fourth Thvu-fday in Odlober next; and it is accordingly prorogued to that
Time.
"

Hening, VIII,

p. 503.

'

Ibid, VII, p. 493.

'

Ibid, VIII, p. 504.

Ibid, VIII, p. 505.

JOURNAL
of
the

House OUSE

of DURGESSES OF B
1772

Burgef fes
Accomack

144

Orange
Pittfylvania

Zachariah Burnley

Spotfylvania

George Stubblefield

Thomas Barbour

Mann
Stafford

Page,

Jr.

John
Hugh

Donelfon
Innes

John Alexander Yelverton Peyton


Allen Cocke

Prince

Edward

Peter Legrand
Pafchall GreenhiU

Surry
Staffex

Hartwell Cocke
David Mafon Richard Bltmt
William Harwood William Langhome

Prince George
Prince William
Princef s Anne

Richard Bland
Peter Poythrefs

Tebbs Henry Lee


Fotifhee

Warwick
Weftmoreland

Edward Hack Mof eley, Jr.


Chriftopher Wright

Richard Henry Lee Richard Lee

Richmond
Southampton

Robert Wormeley Carter Francis Lightfoot Lee

WiUiamfburg

Peyton Randolph Dudley Digges

York

Edwin Gray Henry Taylor


by the Journal to have been prefent during the Affembly.

Thomas

Nelfon, Jr.

Not fhown

Changes
Buckingham
Henrico

in the Perfonne],

1772.

King WiUiam Limenburg

May fucceeded Benjamin Howard Samuel Duval fucceeded Richard Randolph Augtiftine Moore fucceeded Philip Whitehead Claiborne
Charles

Thomas Pettus fucceeded Henry Blagrave

By

his

nExcellenc^, the Right Honourable ^ol)!!.

Earl of 'TDunmore, his Majefty's Lieutenant and

Gov-

ernor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the fame:

A PROCLAMATION
For diffolving the General Affembly.

Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, the General Affembly ftands prorogued to the foiirth Thurfday in this

Month.

And whereas I have thought fit,

for divers Confiderations regarding his

Majefty

's

Service, to diffolve the faid Affembly; I

have

therefore,

by and with the Advice and


Of which
all his

Confent of his Majefty's Coimcil, iffued this Proclamation, declaring the faid Affembly
to be diffolved;

and

it is

hereby diffolved accordingly.

Majefty's

Subjedls within this Colony are required to take Notice.

Given under

my

Hand, and the Seal

of the Colony,

at WilUamfhurg, this

12*''

Day

of Odober, 1771,

and

in the eleventh

Year

of his Majefty's Reign.

^unmore
GOD SAVE THE KING.

By
Earl of

his

nExcellenc^, the Right Honourable 301)11.


his

"^unmore,

Majefty's Lieutenant

and Gov-

ernor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia,

and Vice Admiral of the fame:

A PROCLAMATION.
Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, the General Affembly
of next Month,
is

fummoned

to

meet on Thurfday the twelfth Day


of his Majefty's Council, faid

and

I find

no urgent Occafion for the faid Affembly 's meeting at that


fit,

Time:

have therefore thought

by and with the Advice

by

this Proclamation, in his Majefty's

Name, further to prorogue the

Affembly to the

fecond Thurfday in January next.

Given under

my

Hand, and the Seal

of the Colony, at

Williamfburg, this 2o"

Day

November, 1771, and in the twelfth Year of his Majefty's Reign.

T)unmore.
GOD SAVE THE KING.

By
Earl of

his

HExcelUnCY. the Right Honourable


his

IJol)!!,

TDunmore,

Majefty's Lieutenant and

Gov-

ernor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the fame:

A PROCLAMATION.
Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, the General Affembly ftands prorogued to the fecond Thurfday in January
next,

and

I find

no urgent Occafion for the


fit,

faid

Affembly 's meeting at that Time:

by and with the Advice and Confent of his Majefty's Council, by this Proclamation, in his Majefty 's Name, further to prorogue the faid Affembly to Thurfday the 6*'' Day of February next at which Time their attendance is required at
have therefore thought
;

the Capitol, in the City of Williamfburg.

Given tmder

my

Hand, and the Seal and

of the Colony, at Williamfburg aforefaid, this 12""

Day

of December, 1771,

in the twelfth

Year

of his Majefty's Reign.

"2Dunmore.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

A PROCLAMATION.
Virginia, to wit:
His

EXCELLENCY, JOHN,

Earl of

DUNMORE,

his Majefty's Lieutenant

and

Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of VIRGINIA, and Vice Admiral
fame, to William Nelfon, Thomas
Lee,

of the

Nelfon, Richard Corbin, William Byrd, Philip Ludwell

John Tayloe, Robert

Carter, Robert Burwell, George

William Fairfax, John Page,

James Horrocks, Clerk, and Ralph Wormeley, Jimior, Efquire. KNOW YE that, by Virtue of the Powers and Authorities to me granted by his Majefty, I do hereby authorize and impower you, the faid William Nelfon, Thomas Nelfon, Richard Corbin,
Efquires,

William Byrd, Philip Ludwell Lee, John Tayloe, Robert Carter, Robert Burwell, George
William Fairfax, John Page, James Horrocks, and Ralph Wormeley, Junior, or any two
of you, to adminifter the

Oaths appointed by Adl of Parliament to be taken, inftead

of

the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Oath appointed to be taken by an Adl of

ParUament made
amending

in the fixth

Year of the Reign


altering the

of his prefent Majefty

King

GEORGE
and
for

the Third, intituled


fo

An Ad for
an

Oath

of Abjuration,

and

the Affurance,

much

of

Ad of the feventh
of the

Year

of her late

Majefty Queen

ANNE,
the

intituled.

An Ad

for the

Improvement

Union

of the

two Kingdoms, as

after

Time

therein

limited requires the Delivery of certain Lifts

and Copies

therein mentioned to Perfons inall

dided of High Treafon, or Mifprifion of Treafon; as alfo the Teft, to

fuch Perfons
;

as are or fhall be returned to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, as Burgeffes

as

aKo

to the Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes, or Clerks of

any

of the

Committees of the

faid Houfe, that fhall

be appointed during

this Seffion
;

the faid

laft

mentioned Oath, as
;

alfo the Teft

and to

them to fubfcribe Adminifter the Oath of Clerk to


;

and

to cauf e

the Clerk of the faid Houfe and aKo the Clerk or Clerks of Committees.

Given under

my

Hand, and the Seal

of the Colony, at Williamfburg, the 4"'

Day

of

February,

1772, in the twelfth

Year

of the

Reign of

oiu*

Sovereign Lord King

GEORGE

the Third.

"2)uiimore.

A PROCLAMATION.

^I)ur$6ay.

tl)e

6t^ of IFahvuavy;, 12 (Bcorge Ul. 1772.

The Right Honourable

JOHN

Earl of

DUNMORE
of

his Majefty

's

Lieutenant and

Governor General of the Colony and Dominion

fame.having, by Proclamation heretmto annexed, and Writs of


of the 31ft

Day of Odober laft,

called the

VIRGINIA, and Vice Admiral of the Summons bearing Date General Affembly to meet this Day and having
;

made a Commiffion, imder his Hand, and


to the Honourable William

the Seal of the Colony, hereunto alio annexed,

N elfon,

Thomas

N elfon,

Richard Corhin, William Byrd,

Philip Ludwell Lee, John Tayloe, Robert Carter, Robert Burwell, George William Fairfax,

John Page, Efquires, James Horrocks, Clerk, and Ralph Wormeley, Junior, Efquire, for adminiftering the Oaths appointed to be taken by the Members of the Houfe of Burgeffes and feveral
of the laid Commiffioners attending in the Coimcil

Chamber, the ufual Place

for adminiftering the faid

Oaths to the Members of the Houfe of Burgeffes, at the Open-

ing of a General Affembly;


Office,

and Benjamin
Houfe

Waller, Efquire, Clerk of the Secretary's

having delivered in a Book of the Names of fuch Members as had been returned
of the
of Burgeffes, attending, according to his

and George Wythe, Clerk

Duty,

the faid Commiffioners adminiftered the faid Oaths to fuch Members of the Houfe of
Burgeffes as then appeared and there not being a
;

sviificient

Number of them

to proceed

to Bufmefs,

upon Information that the General Affembly was

to be therefore prorogued,

the

Members

went again^to the Council Chamber, where the Proclamation was read for
;

proroguing the General Affembly until To-morrow which Proclamation


viz.

is

as followeth,

Virginia, to wit:
Whereas
this

Day was by me appointed


;

for the

meeting of the General Affembly,

but the Badnefs of the Roads has prevented the


a Houfe from attending
fent of his Majefty
's

have therefore thought

Number of Btirgeffes requifite to make fit, by and with the Advice and Conin his Majefty
's

Cotmcil,

the faid Affembly tmtil

by this Proclamation, Tomorrow at which Time


;

Name,
is

to prorogue

their

Attendance

required at the

Capitol, in the City of Williamfburg, for the Difpatch of public Bufinefs.

Given under my. Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, at Williamfburg, aforefaid, this

6**"

Day of February,

1772,

and

in the twelfth

Year

of his Majefty 's Reign.

^unmore.
GOD SAVE THE
KING.

A PROCLAMATION.
Tebruar^
1772

lF'rl6ar tb<^ 7t\) of


Several

12 (Beor^it

III.

Members

this

Day

appearing, being informed that the General Affembly

was to be again prorogued by where the Proclamation was read,


which proclamation
is

Proclamation, they went up to the Council Chamber;


for proroguing the General
viz.

Affembly until Tomorrow

as followeth,

Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, this

Day was by me appointed


;

for the meeting of the General Affembly,

but the Badnefs of the Roads has prevented the


a Houf e from attending
I

Number
fit,

of Burgeffes requifite to

make

by and with the Advice and Confent of his Majefty's Council, by this Proclamation, in his Majefty's Name, to prorogue the faid Affembly until Tomorrow at which Time their Attendance is required at the
have therefore thought
;

Capitol, in the City of Williamfburg, for the Difpatch of public Bufinefs.

Given under

my

Hand, and the Seal

of the Colony, at Williamfburg, this y""

Day

of

February, 1772, and in the twelfth Year of his Majefty's Reign.

^uitmore.
GOD SAVE THE KING.

A PROCLAMATION.

Saturday, t^e St^ of l^ebruar^, 12 <Beo.


Several

III.

1772.

Members

this

Day

appearing, being informed that the General Affembly

by Proclamation, they went up to the Council Chamber; where the Proclamation was read, for proroguing the General Affembly until Monday
was
to be again prorogued

next which Proclamation


;

is

as foUoweth,

viz.

Virginia, to wit:
Whereas, this

Day was by me appointed


I

for the

meeting of the General Affembly,


requifite to

but the Badnefs of the Roads have prevented the Number of Burgeffes
a Houfe from attending;
Majefty's Cotmcil, by

make

have therefore thought

fit,

by and with the Advice

of his

this proclamation, in his Majefty's

Name,
is

to prorogue the faid

Affembly

till

Monday

next; at which

Time

their

Attendance

required at the Capitol,

in the City of Williamfburg, for the Difpatch of public Bufinefs.

"20unmore.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

JOURNAL
of
th(

B House OUSE OF of DURGESSES


^^^ENERAL Affembly, begun and held at the Capitol, in the City of WILLI AMSf y- BURG, on MONDAY the tenth Day of FEBRUARY in the twelfth Year of
V_^
the

Reign of our Lord

GEORGE
and

the

Third, by the Grace of

GOD,

of

GREA T&c.

BRITAIN.
On which Day,

FRANCE
1772.

IRELAND,

King, Defender

of the

Faith,

Annoque Domini

being the

firft

Day

of the meeting of this General Affembly, pur-

fuant to the feveral Proclamations hereunto annexed, and the Writs, which had before
iffued for that Purpofe, feveral of the Commiffioners,
alfo

named

in the

Commiffion hereunto

annexed, attended in the Council Chamber, with the Clerk, and adminiftered the Oaths appointed to be taken by the Members of the Houfe of Burgeffes to fuch of the faid Members as then appeared; which being done, the Members all repaired to their Seats in the Houfe of Burgeffes: After which a Meffage was delivered by John Blair, Efquire, Clerk of the General Affembly.
Gentlemen,

The Governor commands Chamber.

this

Houfe

to

attend his Excellency immediately in the Council

Accordingly the Houfe went up to attend his Excellency in the Council Chamber,

where

his Excellency

was pleafed to fay

to

them

Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, You muft return again to your Houfe,and immediately proceed

to the choice of

a Speaker.

the Houfe being returned, Richard Bland, Efquire, one of the Members for the County of Prince George, addreffing himf elf to the Clerk (who, ftanding up, pointed to him, and then fat down) put the Houfe in Mind of the Governor's Commands to proceed to the Choice of a Speaker, and

And

moved, that Peyton Randolph, Efq who had, in feveral former General Affemblies, fhewn himfelf to be every Way qualified for the Office, fhould take the Chair of this
;

Houfe, as Speaker:

Randolph was eledted without Oppolition, and was taken out of his Place by two Members, who led him from thence to the Chair, and having afcended the uppermoft Step, and ftanding there, M' Randolph returned his Thanks to the Hotife for this recent Inftance of their Approbation, and affured them that he would endeavor to condudl himfelf with Attention, Impartiality, and Steadinefs, in the Difcharge of the important Duties of his Office.

And

thereupon,

And thereupon he
Ordered,

fat

down

in the Chair

and then the Mace (which before lay under

the Table) was laid upon the Table.

That a Meffage be fent to the Governor, to acquaint his Excellency, that this Houfe, in Obedience to his Commands, have made Choice of a Speaker, and to know Riddick, and his Pleafure when they fhall attend to prefent him and that M"' Bland, M' Cary, do wait upon him with the faid Meffage.
;

They

[154]
They accordingly withdrew, and, being
returned, M'' Bland reported, that the Gov-

ernor was pleafed to fay, he would fend an Anfwer A Meffage from the Governor by M"' Blair

by a Meffenger

of his

own.

M^ Speaker, The Governor commands


Council Chamber.

this

Houfe

to

attend his Excellency immediately in the

Accordingly M' Speaker eledl, with the Houfe, went up to attend his Excellency in the Council Chamber; and he was pleafed to declare his Approbation of their Choice. Then M'' Speaker did, in the Name and on Behalf of the Hotife, lay Claim to all their antient Rights and Privileges, particularly a Freedom of Speech and Debate, Exemption from Arrefts, and Protedtion for their Eftates and laftly, for himf elf requefted that his
; ,

Errors might not be imputed to the Houfe. The Governor anfwered, that he fhould take Care to defend

them

in all their juft

Rights and Privileges. The Houfe being returned, M'' Speaker reported, that the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber; where his Excellency was pleafed to approve the Choice they had made of him to be their Speaker, and to grant and allow to them, upon Petition of Claim made by him to his Excellency, in the Name and on the Behalf of the HoiJe of Burgeffes, all their antient Rights and Privileges particularly a Freedom of Speech and Debate, Exemption from Arrefts, and ProteAion for their Eftates. M' Speaker alfo reported, that the Governor was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council and this Houfe; of which M"" Speaker faid, he had, to prevent Mif takes, obtained a Copy which he read to the Houfe, and is as followeth, viz.
; ;

Gentlemen

of the Council, M'' Speaker,

and

Gentlemen of the Houfe


I
give

of Burgeffes,

am happy

that the

Circumftances of the Colony, correfponding with

my own

Defires

Opportunity, fo foon after my Entrance upon this Government, of procuring your Advice and Affiftance, to enable me to execute the high and arduous Truft, which is

me an

that may prove fatiffadory to our gracious Sovereign, by being Subjeds of this antient Dominion. It is my ardent Wifh, and fhall be my conftant Endeavor, that my Adminiftration may be marked by ufeful Services to the Colony; to this End, if any Improvements can be introduced, upon wife and practicable Principles, you may depend on my zealous Co-opera-

repofed in me, in a

Manner

beneficial to his faithful

tion; if proper
the People, in

Means can
making

be fallen

upon

to

the beft

Ufe

of the natural

dired the Skill, and invigorate the Induftry of Advantages of this Country, to which Prov-

idence has been fo eminently bountiful; to regulate and encourage Agriculture, the Objed of greateft Concern to every Country, which cannot fail to extend your Commerce, open new

Sources of Wealth, and add frefh Motives, of mutual Benefit, ftill to increafe the Dependence of this important Colony and the Parent Country on each other, it will be extremely
agreeable to

Houfe of Burgeffes, you at this Time: The Zeal for the public Good, which, I am perfuaded, will aduate all the Proceedings of the Houfe of Burgeffes, renders fuperfiuous any Exhortations of mine, to excite you to avoid unneceffary Delays, and thereby an Increafe of Expences to your Conftituents. Gentlemen of the Council, M'' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I have only to add, that you fhall find me ready to concur with you in whatever is for the Intereft and Advantage of your Country, fully confiding in the known Wifdom and
of the

W Speaker, and Gentlemen

me

to

labour towards accomplifhing fuch defirable Purpofes.

I have nothing in particular to afk of

Loyalty of

this diftinguifhed

Affembly, that nothing will be offered

me

incompatible with

my

155

my Duty

to

affent to; and, on all Occafions, I fhall be forward to promote the Welfare of the

People of Virginia.

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, the fmcere Thanks of this Houfe, for his kind and obliging Speech at the Opening of this Seffion; to congratulate him on his Appointment to this Government, expreffmg the great Pleafure we receive in finding his Excellency fo warmly difpofed to promote the Profperity of this Country, and affuring him that we will, upon all Occafions, do every Thing in our Power, confiftent with the Duty we owe our Conftituents, to render his Lordfhip 's Adminiftration agreeable and that we will proceed immediately to the Confideration of the important Bufmefs of the Country, on which we are now affembled, and give it all the Difpatch which the Nature of it will admit. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs, to be prefented to Governor, the upon the faid Refolution. And a Committee was appointed of M"" Treafurer, and M'' Nelfon. Ordered, That the Governor's Speech to the Council, and this Houfe, be referred to
Refolved,

returning

him

the faid Committee.


Refolved,

That the Governor 's Speech be taken into Confideration upon Wednefday

next.

of the

That this Houfe will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Speech. Ordered, That the Reverend Thomas Price, Clerk, be appointed Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers, in the Houfe, every Morning, at nine of the
Refolved,

Clock.

Treafurer do go to the Council, and acquaint them that M' Price is appointed Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he will attend to read Prayers, in the Houfe,
Ordered,

That

M''

every Morning, at nine of the Clock. Ordered, That Robert Hyland, William Hicks, and John Creagh, be appointed Doorkeepers to this Houfe and that they give their Attendance accordingly. A Petition of William Jenings, praying that he may be appointed another Door;

keeper, to this

Houfe and
;

alfo,
;

A Petition of Michael Maccarty for the fame and alfo, A Petition of John Jones for the fame and alfo, A Petition of William Drinkard for the fame and alfo, A Petition of William Page for the fame; and alfo, A Petition of James Atherton for the fame,
; ;

Were

and read. chofen Doorkeeper be by Way of balloting. That the faid Refolved, Ordered, That the Members of this Houfe do immediately prepare Tickets, to be put
feverally prefented to the Houfe,

into a Glafs, with the

Name of the Perfon to be the faid

Doorkeeper.

The Glafs being accordingly brought in The Clerk went with the fame, on each Side of the Houfe, to receive the faid Tickets And the Members having put in their Tickets, the Glafs was brought up to the
Clerk's Table.

That a Committee be appointed to examine the Tickets and that they do report to the Houfe upon which of the faid Petitioners the Majority falls. Riddick, M"" Harrifon, M' Treafurer, And a Committee was appointed of M"' Bland, M"' Nelfon, and M'' Baffett, and they are to withdraw immediately. M"' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had examined the Tickets accordingly, and that the Majority falls upon William Drinkard; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was twice read, and is as foUoweth, viz.
Ordered,
;

William Drinkard,
Ordered,

28
faid William Drinkard be appointed Doorkeeper to this

That the
his

Houfe
Ordered

and that he give

Attendance accordingly.

156]
t

Ordered,

That

M"^

Treafurer do provide a decent Suit of Clothes, with a great Coat,

for every one of the Doorkeepers attending this Hoiife.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

I3ues6aY,

tl)e

lU^ of Sahvuav^, 12 (Beorgc UL 1772.

MR

Speaker acquainted the Hotife that he had received a Letter from the Speaker of the Lower Houfe of Affembly of the Province of Maryland, inclofmg certain Refolutions of the faid Lower Houfe of Affembly, relative
to the eredling and fupporting a Lighthoufe
delivered the Letter

And he

Ordered,

That the

faid

upon Cape Henry. and Refolutions in at the Clerk 's Table. Letter and Refolutions do lie upon the Table, to be perufed

by the Members

of the Hotife.

M'' Treafurer reported, from the Committee, appointed to draw up an Addrefs, to be prefented to the Governor, that the Committee had drawn up an Addrefs accordingly,

which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the fame was read, and is as
; ;

followeth,

viz.

My Lord,
in General

moft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Biirgeffes of Virginia, now met Thanks for your very kind and obliging Speech at the Opening of this Seffion.
his Majefty
's

We

A ffemhly,

beg Leave to return your Excellency our fincere


of a Ruler, of

The appointment
over this his Majefty

'5

antient Dominion,

your Lordfhip's eminent and exalted Station, to prefide we cannot but efteem a repeated Inftance of the

favorable Attention of our moft Gracious Sovereign


therefore take the earlieft

which we
this

flatter

to his faithful Subjeds of Virginia; and Opportunity of congratulating your Excellency on an Event, from ourfelves much Honour, and many fignal Advantages, will be derived to

Colony.

We
pleafed

receive,

my
of

Lord, with the utmoft Satiffadion, thofe earneft Declarations you are

to

make

your

warm Attachment

to the true Intereft

and Profperity

of

our Country,

and beg your Lordfhip will be affured that we fhall be ready, on all Occafions, moft chearfully to do every Thing in our Power, conflftent with the Duty we owe our Conftituents, to make your Adminiftration eafy and agreeable to you.

We

will,

my

Lord, immediately proceed

may come under


The

which we are now affembled, and give it all our Confederation, will admit
faid Addrefs being read a fecond

important Bufinefs of the Country, on the Difpatch which the Variety of Affairs, that
to the
of.

Refolved,

Nemine

Contradicente,

Time That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee

in

the faid Addrefs, to be prefented to the Governor.

That the faid Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency by the whole Houfe. That the Gentlemen, who drew up the faid Addrefs, do wait upon the Governor to know his Pleafure, when this Houfe fhall attend his Excellency, to prefent
Refolved,

Ordered,

their Addrefs.

Petition of fundry Perfons, of the

Town

of Suffolk,

whofe Names are thereunto

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that many Perfons refiding in the faid Town, raife Hogs and Goats, and fuffer them to run at Large therein, to the great Damage of the Petitioners and others and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs to reftrain the Inhabitants of the faid Town from permitting Hogs and Goats
fubfcribed,
;

to go at Large within the fame.


Ordered,

Petition

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid and that M'' Riddick do prepare and bring in the fame. Petition of the Magiftrates of the County of Surry, and others, whofe Names are
;

thereunto

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;

thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying that the Court of the faid County may be appointed to be held on the fourth Tuefday inftead of the third

Month. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M"' Bland do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That a Committee for Religion be appointed. Cary, M"' Charles Carter, M"' And a Committee was appointed of M"' Treafurer, Acrill, Patrick Henry, Bland, M' HutchHarwood, M"' Richard Lee, Banifter, David Mafon, Simpfon, ings, M' Lewis Burwell, of James City, M"' Carrington, Innes, Bridger, M"' Winn, M' Berkeley, and M'' Harrifon, M" Digges, Nelfon, Woodfon. And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Matters and Things relating to Religion and Morality, and all fuch as fliall be from Time to Time referred to them, and report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Richard Cary be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and Eledtions be appointed. And a Committee was appointed of M'' Edmund Pendleton, Treafurer, M'' Bland, M"' Cary, M"' Harrifon, M"' Lewis Burwell, of James City, M"" Digges, M' Patrick Henry,
Tuefday
in the
;

W W

W W

W W W

W Charles Nelfon, W Whiting, W Robert Wormeley


Carter, M''

M"'

Carrington, M"' Richard Lee, M"' Riddick,


Carter,

W John Page, W James


Day

Banifter,

Henry,

M""

Dandridge,
in

and
the

M"^ Holt.
firft

And

they are to meet and adjourn from

to Day,

and to examine,

Place, all Returns of Writs for elecfbing Burgeffes to ferv^e in this prefent General

Affembly,and compare the fame with the Form prefcribed by Law, and to take into their Confideration all fuch Matters as fhall or may come in Queftion, touching Returns, Ele(5tions, and Privileges, and to report their Proceedings,with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M"' Richard Starke be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Refolved, That in all Cafes of controverted Elections, to be heard at the Bar of this Houfe, or before the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions, the Petitioners do, by themlelves, or by their Agents, within a convenient Time, to be appointed, either by the Houfe or the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions, as the Matter to be heard fhall be before the Houfe, or the faid Committee, deliver to the fitting Members, or their Agents, Lifts of the Perfons intended by the Petitioners to be objedted to, who voted for the fitting Members, giving, in the faid Lifts, the feveral Heads of Objedlions, and diftinguifhing the fame againft the Names of the Voters excepted to and that the fitting Members do, by themfelves, or their Agents, within the fame Time, deliver the like Lifts, on their Part,
; ;

to the Petitioners, or their Agents.

W W W W W W W W W Riddick, W Carrington, W W Patrick Henry, W Hutchings, W Newton, W Richard W Adams, W David Mafon, W Simpfon, W W Whiting, W W W Woodfon, Gray, Taylor, John Page,
Carter,
Acrill,

That a Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be appointed. And a Committee was appointed of M'' Bland, Cary, Treafurer, Harrifon, Lewis Burwell, of James City, Charles Digges, Harwood, Nelfon, WBaffett,
Ordered,
Lee,

Banifter,

Trent,

Poythrefs,

M"'

M"'

M"" Boiling, M"'

M"'

Berkeley, M'' Burton,

and

M"'

Baker.

And they are

and to take into their Confideration all gally certified to this Affembly, and to report their Proceedings; with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe and all fuch Propofitions and Grievances are to be delivered to the Clerk of the Houfe, and by him to the faid Committee of Courfe. And the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records,
;

meet and adjourn from Day to Day, Propofitions and Grievances that fhall come leto

for their Information.

Ordered,

That M'' Richard Starke be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Ordered, That a Committee of Public Claims be appointed. And a Committee was appointed of M"' Cary, M.^ Richard Lee, M' Newton, M"' Daifid

Mafon

158]

Mafon,

Poythrefs, Simpfon, M' Woodfon, M' Adams, Pettus, M' Watkins, M' Smith, and M^ Hardy. And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Public Claims, referred from the laft to this Seffion of Affembly, and alfo all fuch Claims as fhall be regularly certified and prefented to this Seffion, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, when they have gone through the faid Claims. And all Perfons that have any Claims are to deliver them to the faid Committee of Courfe and they are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers,
M"'

W Bridger, W Harwood,

Gray, M' Taylor, M' Trent, M' Burton,

and Records,
Ordered,

for their Information.

That M' Hind Ruffell be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Ordered, That a Committee for Courts of Juftice be appointed. And a Committee was appointed of M^ Woodfon, M-" Gray, M' Taylor, M^ Thomas Thornton, M' Weftwood, M" King, WClaihorne, M"' MontaPettus, Mann Randolph, Langhorne, M'' James Henry, M^ John Jones, M"" Speed, and M'' Holt. Blunt, gue, And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Matters relating to Courts of Juftice, and fuch other Matters, as fhall from Time to Time, be referred to them, and report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. And the faid Committee are to Infpeft the Journal of the laft Seffion, and draw up a State of the Matters then depending and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and report the fame to the Houfe and alfo examine what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion, and infpedl fuch temporary Laws as will expire with the End of this Seffion, or are near expiring, and report the fame to the Houfe with their Opinions, which of them are fit to be revived and continued. And the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Thomas Everard be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Ordered, That a Committee of Trade be appointed. And a Committee was appointed of M"' Harrifon, M^ Hutchings, M"' Newton, M"' Adams, Winn, M^ Travis, M"" Pettus, M' Whiting, M' Burton, M'' Treafurer, M"' Innes, M'' Baker, Bell, and M-- Wright. And they Smith, Bland, Riddick, Trent, M' Acrill, are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Things relating to the Trade of this Colony, and all Matters that fhall be from Time to Time referred to them, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. And the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and

W W

Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Richard Gary be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee. Refolved, That eleven of the Committees for Religion, Privileges and Eledions, and Propofitions and Grievances, and five of any other Committee, be a sufficient Number
to proceed on Bufinefs.

that a greater

Houfe, and read fetting forth, voted for the Petitioner, at the laft Eleftion of Burgeffes to fer\'e in the General Affembly, for the County of Lunenburg, than for M'' Thomas Pettus, who was returned duly eledled, and therefore praying the Confidera;

A Petition of M' Henry Blagrave was prefented to the


Number
of legal Freeholders

tion of the

of

Houfe in the Premifes. That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee and Eledlions, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the Privileges
Ordered,

fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Wills Cowper, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that a Negro Man Slave of the Petitioner, named Frank, who had ran away, having done

Neighborhood, whilft he lay out, the Petitioner endeavoured to outlaw him, which he was prevented from doing, by feveral Accidents; and that, in the mean Time, the faid Slave being difcovered by one James Bates, and not only refufing to furrender, but attacking the faid James Bates, he the faid James Bates, in Defence of himfelf difcharged a loaded Gun at the faid Slave, by which he was irrecoverably wounded in one of his Legs, and foon after died and therefore praying that
Mifchief,

and committed Thefts

in the

the faid Petitioner

may

be allowed the Value of the faid Slave.


Ordered

159]

of

Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee PubHc Claims, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

Wzbxidsba^.

11)4

12 tl) of 'J'ebruar^. 12 (Beorge

III.

1772.

SEVERAL
of

other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A(5l ParHament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the
Ordered,

Houfe.

That

M''

Edmund

Pendleton,

and

M"" Mitchell,

be added to the

Committee

for Religion.

Ordered, Ordered,

That

M"'

Mitchell be

added to the Committee

of Trade.

ThSiiW James Henry, a.nd'W Edmund

Pendleton,

be added to the Com-

mittee of propofitions and Grievances.

A Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Nanfemond, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that a Bridge over the North Fork of the Weftern Branch of Nanfemond River, from the Land of Thomas Milner, to the Land of Jacob Darden, would be very beneficial to many People who carry their Commodities to Market at I\Hlner 's Warehoufe, in the faid Coiinty, as well as to the Merchants trading there and that the Expence of building a Bridge is propofed to be wholly defrayed by Subfcribers, and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs to impower fome perfons to receive Subfcriptions, and, with the Money thereby raifed, eredl a Bridge at the Place aforefaid. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of propofitions and Grievances, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of King William, in the Room of M'' Philip Whitehead Claiborne, deceafed, and that M' Aylett do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Buckingham, in the Room of M"' Benjamin Howard, deceafed, and that M'' Bell do wait upon his Excellency with- the faid Addrefs.
; ;

M''

Treafurer reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, that the

Committee had examined the Returns of feveral Writs for eledling Burgeff es to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, and had agreed upon a Report, which they had diredled him to make to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, mz. Your Committee beg Leave to report to the Houfe, that no Return hath been made of the Writ for elecfling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Halifax; and that the Return of the Writ for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Surry, {?, made in the following Words, viz. " This is to certify that by Virtue of this Writ, an Election was made for the County of Surry, and two Burgeffes chofen, to wit, Hartwell Cocke, and Allen Cocke, Gentlemen, to ferve the faid County; but Thomas Bailey, the then Sheriff, who was taken ill, and died before a proper Certificate of their being eleded was made, and figned. Given under my hand this 12'* Day of February, 1772. William Bailey, D. 5."j The faid Report being read a fecond Time A Member acquainted the Houfe, that, between the Tefte and Return of the faid Writ for electing Burgeffes to ferve for the County of Halifax, there was no Sheriff qualified to execute the fame And thereupon. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for
; :

the

i6o]

Burgeffes to fene in this prefent General Alfembly, for the County of Halifax, no Members having been returned to ferve for that County by Virtue of the former Writ and that M'' Carrington do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addref s.

the

ele<$ling of

Ordered,

That fo much

of the faid

for eledling Burgeffes to ferve for the

Report as relates to the Return of the faid Writ County of Surry be re-committed to the faid

Committee of Privileges and Elecftions. M"' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for altering the Court Day of Surry County and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Treafurer reported to the Hoiofe, that the Governor having been waited on, purfuant to the Order of Yefterday, to know his Pleafure when he would be attended by this Houfe, had been pleafed to appoint to be attended Tomorrow, at two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Council Chamber. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor 's Speech Ordered, That his Excellency's Speech to the Coimcil and this Houfe be referred to the faid Committee. Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
Speaker left the Chair. M'' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker ref tuned the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had made a Progrefs in the Matter to them referred; and that he was diredled by the Committee to move that they may
M''

have Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech. M"^ Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the petition of Wills Cowper, to them referred, and had come to a Refolution, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition be rejedled.
; ;

The
Claims.

faid Petition being read a fecond

Time
of Public

Ordered,

That the faid Report be re-committed to the faid Committee

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the Borough of Norfolk,
of feveral other Perfons, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that large Quantities of Gimpowder being frequently ftored in Warehoufes, in the faid Borough, not to be retailed there, but to be tranf ported to other Places, the Petitioners are juftly apprehenfive their Perfons and property, in

and

Cafe of Fire, are expofed to great Danger, which they cannot effecflually guard againft, the Chamber of the Borough being deficient, and the Common Hall having no Power by a Tax to defray the Expence of providing a fafe Repofitory for fo combuftible an Article and therefore praying that an A6t may pafs to empower the Common Hall of
;

on the Inhabitants thereof, fo much Money as will be fuffiand building a Magazine, and to compel Perfons bringing Gunpowder to the faid Borough, to ftore the fame in the faid Magazine. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Lunenburg, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioners, being of the Society of Chriftians, called Baptifts, find themfelves reftridled in the Exercife of their Religion, their Teachers imprifoned under various Pretences, and the Benefits of the Toleration Adl denied them, although they are willing to conform to the
the faid Borough to
affefs,

cient for buying a Lot of Ground,

true

i6i ]
;

true Spirit of that Ad;,

may be treated with


terians,

and

and are loyal and quiet Subjedls and therefore praying that they the fame kind Indulgence, in religious Matters, as Quakers, Prefbyother Proteftant Diffenters, enjoy.

Ordered,
for Religion,

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Houfe adjourned
till

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

And

then the

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

I3l)ur56a^

tl)e I3tl)

of IFebruar^. 12 George III 1772,


to be taken

SEVERAL other Members,


of Parliament,

having taken the Oaths appointed and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took

by A&.

their places in the

Houfe.

Weft Dandridge, was prefented to the Houfe, and read General Affembly, made in the feventh Year of the Reign of his Prefent Majefty, intituled An Ad' to veft certain intailed Lands in Nathaniel Weft Dandridge, Efquire, in Fee Simple, and for fettling Slaves in Lieu thereof, A Tradt of Land, on Turkey Creek, in the County of Hanover, whereof the Petitioner was feized as Tenant
Petition of Nathaniel

fetting forth, that

by an

A(5l of

in Tail,

and the Boundaries of which were by the Himdred and fix ty -fix Acres and a Half, was vefted

Ad
in

him

fuppofed to include fourteen in Fee Simple, and certain

and further fetting forth, that the Survey of the faid Land, made before that paffmg of the A(5l, was erroneous, it appearing by a late accurate Refurvey thereof, that within the faid Boimdaries are contained no more than eleven Hundred and feventy-feven Acres, and therefore praying
that out of the adjacent Lands, whereof the Petitioner
is

Slaves, of greater or equal Value, were fettled in Lieu thereof;

feized as

the Deficiency, being two


Simple.
Ordered,

Hundred and eighty-nine

Acres,

may

Tenant in Fee Tail, be vefted in him in Fee

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid and that M'' Patrick Henry do prepare and bring in the fame. Petition, M'' Edmund Pendleton reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, to whom it was re-committed, the Matter, as it appeared to them, touching the Election, for the County of Surry, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee that the Writ for the faid Eledlion came to the Hands of M'' John Watkins, then Sheriff of the faid County, who appointed the Eledlion to be held at the Court-Houfe, on the 2 5"> Day of November, and made due Publication of the faid Writ and Appointment; that before the Day of Eledlion, M'' Thomas Bailey was appointed, and duly quahfied, as Sheriff of the faid County, and on the faid 25"^ Day of November, at the Court-Houfe, proceeded to the making of the Eledlion in a regular Manner; the Polls of which being laid before the Committee, the Numbers of Voters thereupon appear as followeth, viz. For M'' Hartwell Cocke 176
;

M"'
M"'

Allen Cocke
Charles Judkins

134
95 59 16
M''

M'' M''

William Simmonds William Allen


M"' Bailey,

Upon which
;

the Sheriff, proclaimed

Hartwell Cocke, and

M''

Allen

Cocke, duly eledled to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the faid
after the Eledlion, the faid

Cotmty but before a Return was made of the faid Writ, and within a very few Days Thomas Bailey died, without making fuch Return and M"' William
;

Hening, VIII,

p.

224.

i62

William Bailey, who was a Deputy of the faid Thomas Bailey, and prefent and
at the taking of the Poll,

affifting

made

the Certificate annexed to the Writ.

Upon

the whole Matter, the Committee

came

to the following Refolution, viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Hartwell Cocke, and Allen Cocke, ought to be admitted to their Seats in the Houfe, as Members for the faid County, notwithftanding the Return of the faid Writ is not, and from the peculiar Circumftances of the Cafe cannot be, made in the Form prefcribed by Law. M'' Riddick prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to prevent Hogs and Goats going at Large in the Town of Suffolk; and the fame was received, and read the
Refolved,
firft

Time.
Refolved,

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That M"' Aylett, and M' Claiborne, be added to the Committee for Religion. Ordered, That M"' Boiling, Baffett, and M"" Mofeley, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Ordered, That M^ Aylett, M' Holt, M"' Corbin, Mann Page, Brooke, and M'' Allen Cocke, be added to the Committee of proportions and Grievances. Ordered, That M'' Mofeley be added to the Committee of Trade. Ordered, That M'' Corbin, be added to the Committee of Public Claims. Refolved, That all have Voices who come to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions and that this be declared a ftanding Order of the Houfe. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions, that the Committee had, according to Order, examined the Returns of feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, and compared the fame with the Form prefcribed by Law, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the fame was read, and is as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Returns of the feveral Writs for elecfling Burgeffes to ferv^e in this prefent General Affembly for the Counties
Ordered,

13

of Acco^nack, Albemarle, Caroline, Charles City, Cumberland, Elizabeth City, Fauquier,


Gloucefter, Hanover,

King

&

Queen, King William, Lancafter, Lunenburg, Nanfemond,


York, and for the City of Williamf-

New Kent, Norfolk, Northumberland, Pittfylvania, and


burg,

and Borough of Norfolk, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Returns of the feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the Counties of Amelia, Augufta, Botetourt, Brunfwick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Chefterfield, Dinwiddie, Fairfax, Goochland, Henrico, James City, I fie of Wight, Louifa, Mecklenburg, Middlefex,
Refolved,

Northampton, Prince George, Richmond, Southampton, Spotfylvania, Stafford, Suffex, Warwick, and Weftmoreland, for the College of William and Mary, and for Jameftown, are not made in the Form prefcribed by Law. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe. The Houfe being informed that the Sheriff of the County of I fie of Wight attended Ordered, That the faid Sheriff do amend his Return of the Writ for elecfling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of I fie of Wight; and he amended
Ordered,

the faid Return accordingly.

That the Returns

of the feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this

prefent General Affembly for the other Counties in the laft Refolution mentioned, be

amended by the Clerk


accordingly.

at the Table;

and the

faid

Returns were amended by the Clerk

Meffage from the Governor by

M"" Blair;

W Speaker,
The Governor is now ready
Accordingly
M''
to receive the

Addrefs of your Houfe in

the

Council Chamber.

Speaker, with the Houfe, went

up and being
;

returned, he reported,

that

i63

that the Hotife had attended the Governor with their Addrefs, to which his Excellency was pleafed to give this Anfwer

Gentlemen,
I

am

obliged to

you for

this Addrefs,

and

for

your Congratulations on

the high

Honour

which his Majefty has conferred upon me.


ernment, and of the People,
to be

I have ever confidered the true Intereft of Gov-

infeparable,

dud; therefore I flatter myfelf that you you are now pleafed to promife me.
M.^

will never have

and make this Principle the Rule of my ConCaufe to refufe me the Support which

Edmund
referred,

Pendleton reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions,


M"'

that the Committee had partly examined the Matter of the Petition of
to

Henry Blagrave,

complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M'' Thomas Pettus, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Lunenburg, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz.
Refolved,

them

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Perfons

who voted

at

the faid Eledlion, whofe Freeholds are queftioned either by the

Petitioner, or fitting

Member, be examined before Lyddal Bacon, Thomas Wynne, Elifha Betts, Thomas Tabb, William Taylor, Anthony Street, Abraham Maury, and Jonathan Patterfon, Gentlemen, or any five of them, whether they be Freeholders or not, except fuch of them as did fwear
to their Freeholds at the faid Eledlions.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitioner and fitting

Member be

at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame perfons, as to the Free-

holds or other Qualifications of any Perfon,

who voted

at the faid Eledlion, although

fuch Perfon fwore to his Freehold at the Eledlion.or fhall fwear to the fame at the Examination and that it be an Inftrudlion to the Perfons, before whom fuch Examinations are
;

taken, to examine
for,

how

long fuch Voters have been in Poffeffion

of,

and paid Quit rents


next.

the Lands or Tenements, in Right of which they voted at the Eledlion, and that they

return the Depofitions they fhall take before the 17*


Refolved, That
fitting
it is

Day

oi

March

the Opinion of this Committee, that the petitioner give the


Lift in

Time and Place when and where he intends to Writing of the Names of the Voters he intends to except to,diftinguifhing againf t each Name the feveral Heads of Exception and that the

Member

ten Days Notice of the


;

examine

his Witneffes

aKo a

fitting

Member do

the like to the Petitioner.

it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the further Confideration be referred to the faid i;*"" Day of March next. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

Refolved,

That

of the faid petition

Irriba^,

tl)e

Htl) of l^cbruarip. 12 (Beor^e III 1772-

MR
livered
it

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that


the Committee had examined the Matter of feveral Petitions to
red,
;

them referand had come to feveral Refolutions which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards dein at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read,
; ;

and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Southampton, praying that an Adl may pafs to impower them to take a Toll of all Waggons paffmg the Bridges over Nottoway River, within the faid County, be rejedled.
Refolved

i64

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Nanfemond, praying that an Adl may pafs to impower Perfons to receive Subfcriptions for building a Bridge over the North Fork of the Western Branch of Nanfemoiid River, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, and other Perfons, of the Borough of Norfolk, praying that an A<51 may pafs to impower the Common Hall of the faid Borough to affefs on the Inhabitants thereof fo much Money as will be fufficient for buying a Lot of Ground, and building a Magazine, and to compel Perfons bringing Gunpowder to the faid Borough, to ftore the fame in the faid Magazine, is reafonable. The faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That Bills be brought in upon the fecond and third Refolutions and that the Committee of Proportions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. A Petition of feveral perfons of the Parifh of Saint John, in the County of King William, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth, that the Veftry of the faid Parifh are divided among themfelves by Partyfpirit, which prevents their meetings, and interrupts their proceeding in the Affairs of the Parifh, and that they are purfuing Meafures detrimental to the Parifhioners and
Refolved,
; ;

therefore praying that the faid Veftry


Ordered,

may be

diffolved.

for

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Religion, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
M''

their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife.

Cary reported, from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition of Wills Cowper had been referred, and to whom the Report of the Matter of the faid Petition was re-committed, that the Committee had further confidered the Matter of the faid petition, and had diredled him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was
;

i*

read,

and
It

is

as followeth, viz.
C"omM^'/tee,

appears to your
of

County
ruary,

from a Certificate of M"' Jofiah Riddick, from the that he was applied to by Wills Cowper, on the lo* Day of FebNanfemond,
, ;

being Sunday, for an Outlawry againf t a Negro of the faid Cowper' s, who 1 7 7 1 was then run away but as there was to be no Sermon that Day, he did not grant one. The Sunday following M"' Cowper fent a Meffage to M"' Riddick, to know if his Negro was outlawed, and, if not, defired him to do it that Day. But there being a deep Snow on the Ground, M"' Riddick apprehending that there would be Nobody at Church, again negle(5led to make the Outlawry. That afternoon he was informed, that one James Bates had carried the Negro Home to his Mafter; but in taking him the Negro was fo wounded, that he died in a fhort Time afterwards. M"' Riddick certifies, that the faid Negro was, in his Opinion, worth feventy-five Potmds. It further appears to your Committee, by the Depofition of James Bates, that he (Bates) was informed that M'' Cowper 's Runaway Negro Frank had ftolen an Ax that Night; and that if he would go after him, the Negro might be taken. That Bates prevailed on his Brother to go with him but being feparated in the Woods, the Deponent difcovered a Camp, and in it the Slave in the petition mentioned, with a large Knife in one Hand, and a Club in the other. That he (Bates) ordered the Negro to furrender, or threatened that he would fhoot him. The Negro told him to fhoot, and be damned, and advanced upon him almoft to the Muzzle of the Gun. Bates, thinking his Life in Danger, fired upon the Slave, and wounded him in the right Leg. On which the Negro knocked him down with the Club, and run oflf. As foon as Bates recovered, he called for his Companions, but they not joining him, he purfued the Negro himfelf, and in a fmall Diftance came up with him, and difcovered him whetting his Knife on his Hand. Bates then clubbed his Gun, knocked the Fellow down, and wounded him in the Head with the Cock of his Gun, notwithftanding which he would not fubmit, till a Negro
;

belonging

i65]

Bates then carried the Negro to his Matter, who immediately fent for a Doctor, and the Negro died, as the Deponent was informed, a few Days after, of a Mortification. It alfo appears to your Committee, by the Depofition of Doctor Colqohoun, that on the 17"" Day of February, 1771, he was fent for by M"^ Cowpcr to a Negro of his who had been fhot. That he found the Negro wounded in the right Leg, and on the Head. That, notwithftanding all his Care, a Mortification came on in his Leg and Thigh, of which he died in a few Days. It does not appear to your Committee, that the Negro had been Guilty of any Felony, or that his Mafter had made Application to any other Magiftrate but Riddick, for an Outlawry. Whereupon your Committee came to the following Refolution. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Slave ought not to be paid for by the Public. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. A Petition of Peter Pelham, Keeper of the Public Gaol, was prefented to the Houfe,

belonging to Mills Riddick came up.

Pounds per Annum, granted to the General Affembly, will ceafe at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, unlefs it be continued; and that, from the Scarcity and Deamefs of Provifions, it is difficult to afford a comfortable Subfiftence to the unhappy Prifoners under his Care,
and read;
fetting forth, that the Salary of forty
laft

Petitioner

by the

out of the ten Pounds of Tobacco per Day, allowed for the Maintenance of each of them and therefore praying that his Salary may be further continued, and that he may have fuch other Relief as to the Houfe may feem reafonable. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee
of proportions

and Grievances, and that they do examine the Matter


M'' M''

thereof,

and report

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Ordered,

Ordered,
till

That That

John Page be added to the Committee for Religion. Riddick have Leave to be abfent from the Service of

this

Houfe

Monday
M"'

Sevennight.

Patrick

Intail of certain

Henry prefented to the Hotife, according to Order, a Bill to dock the Lands whereof Nathaniel Weft Dandridge is feized and the fame was
;

received,

and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M'' Thornton have Leave to be abfent from the Service
Ordered,

of this

Houfe

till

Thurfday next.

That M"' Langhorne be added to the Committee of Public Claims. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

Saturday
16

X\)<i,

l5tl)of Tdhxxxax^, 12 (Beorgc III 1772.


of Courts of Jiiftice, that the

and drawn up a State of the Matters then depending, and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and had diredled him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as foUoweth, viz. It appears to your Committee, that at the firft Seffion of the faid Affembly, it was ordered, that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Accomack, praying that the faid County may be divided, and the Petition of feveral other Perfons of the faid County in Oppofition to the faid Divifion, were feverally referred, fhould be difcharged from proceeding upon the faid
of Affembly,
;

M'

Woodfon reported, from the Committee

Com-

mittee had, according to Order, infpedled

the Journal of

the laft Seffion

petitions

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was deferred
till

petitions,

and the Confideration

of the faid Petitions

the then next

Seffion of Affembly.

That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of this Colony, praying that the BrickHoufe Landing, on Wafhington's Land, in the County of Weftmoreland, may be declared a Public Landing, and a Road opened from thence to the Weftmoreland main Road; Alfa The Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the Coimties of Charlotte and Halifax, praying that the Ferry over Staunton Rivei at Fuqua 's, may be removed to a Ford two Miles above the faid Fuqua's; Alfo, The Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Bedford, praying that an Ad may pafs dire6ting Slopes to be made in Mill-Dams, and impowering certain Perfons to prefcribe the Method of making fuch Slopes; Alfo, The Petition of divers Inhabitants on Goofe Creek, in the County of Bedford, praying that Jeremiah Early may be compelled to open a Gate in his Mill-Dam, at the Mouth of
,

the faid Creek, for the Admiffion of Fifh; Alfo,

The Petitions of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Stafford, King George, and Weftmoreland, for reforming the Boundaries of the faid Counties refpedtively; A M(i a//b, The Petitions of divers of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Richmond and Weftmoreland, in Oppofition thereto, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read, and
and Grievances, to examine into the Matter to the Houfe that the faid Committee reported that they had had the fame under their Confideration, and were of the Opinion, in which the Houfe agreed, that the Confideration of the faid Petitions fhould be referred to the then next Seffion of Affembly That the Petition of Benjamin Grymes, in Behalf of himfelf and his Creditors, to be allowed a reafonable Satiffadion for the Damage done their Slave, who was committed to Gaol for HogfteaUng, and was froftbitten during his Confinement Alfo, The Petition of John Doncaftle, letting forth that he long fince had paid two hundred and fifty nine Pounds eighteen Shillings for the Hire of 2 Waggons 226 Days in the Service of this Colony, for which he never received Satiffadlion, having been prevented from an earlier Application to the Houfe, and praying Relief, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read, and referred to the Committee of Public Claims, to examine into the Matter thereof, and to report their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe that the faid Committee reported that they had had the fame under their Confideration, and were of Opinion, in which the Houfe agreed, that the Confideration of the faid Petitions fhould
referred to the
thereof,

Committee

of Proportions

and

to report their Opinion thereupon

be referred to the then next Seffion of Affembly.


it

appears to this Committee, that at the fecond Seffion of the faid Affembly, of all fuch Propofitions and Petitions as were deferred from the firft till the fecond Seffion of Affembly, and all fuch Public Claims, Propofitions, and Petitions, as had come, or fhould come, certified to the faid fecond
It alfo

was ordered that the Confideration

Seffion, fhould

be deferred

till

the next Seffion of the General Affembly

That feveral

Petitions of the Inhabitants of the

County

of Spotfylvania,
;

whofe

and read fetting forth, Grievances, from the inconvenient that the Petitioners have long laboured under many Situation of their Cotmty Court Houfe, and praying the Houfe to make Application to the Commanding Officer of the Colony, to iffue his Writ of Adjournment, and appoint the Court to be held at fome Place neareft to the Center of the County Alfo, Several Petitions of the Inhabitants in the Fork of Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers, in the County of Ctdpeper, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners live much further from the CourtHoufe in their own County, than they do from the Court-Houfe in the County of Orange, and praying that fo much of the County of Ctdpeper as is between the Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers may be added to the Coimty of Orange; Alfo, A Petition of the Veftrymen of the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Fauquier,
are thereunto fubfcribed, were prefented to the Houfe,
;

Names

whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, in Behalf of the Inhabitants of the faid Parifh, was prefented to the Houfe and read fetting forth, that before the late Divifion of the
;

faid

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faid Parifh,

Agreement, was to be

one hundred Tithables, by but that, by the Line eftablifhed, the faid Parifh hath, inftead of a Majority, fixty Tithables fewer than the other Parifh of Leeds, and praying that an Adl may pafs for dividing the faid Pariflies, by a Line beginning at the Place mentioned in the faid Adl of Affembly, and running from thence, in a diredt Courfe, to the Mouth of Carter's Run, which will include fuch a Number of Tithables as the Petitioners think themfelves entitled to by the faid Agreement; Alfo,
of General Affembly, a Majority of
left therein,

made by Adl

and prefented the and read was to Houfe, Albemarle, whofe Names fetting forth, that the Warm Springs in the Counties of Augufta and Botetourt had been found to be very falutary to the Difeafed and Infirm, who had drank of their Waters, but that it is very difficult for the Perfons who mof t want that Relief to procure it, there being no good Roads to thofe Places and that great Advantages would be derived to the Country by opening and clearing fuch Roads thither, and propofmg that a Sum of Money, fufficient for the Purpofe, may be allowed by the Public, to open a fafe and good Koad horn the Warm Springs to J ening's Gap; that a Turnpike be eftablifhed at the
Petition of feveral Perfons of the Counties of Augufta, Botetourt, Hanover,

are thereunto fubfcribed,

Pafs of the Warm Springs Mountains, with a reafonable Toll for keeping the Road in Repair, and that Truftees be appointed to receive Subfcriptions, as well for keeping the Road in Repair, as for building Houfes for the Reception and Security of the poor Sick who refort to the Springs, and to fee the Public and private Money appropriated, for the

Purpofes aforefaid, faithfully applied: Alfo, A Petition of the Reverend Alexander Gordon, Clerk, Redlor of the Parifh of Antrim, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Law which was propofed laft Seffion of Affembly, for raifmg the Price of his Tobacco, or paying it in Kind, but did not receive the Affent of the Governor, was foimded in Juftice and Equity that the Petitioner fuffers more Toil and Fatigue in attending his Cure than moft other Clergymen in the Colony, and that his Salary, as it is now paid, is not adequate to his Expence and Trouble, and praying that the Hotife will grant him fuch Redrefs as fhall appear
;

juft

and reafonable

alfo,

and John Pinchback, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Waddy 's Warehoufes, in the County of New Kent, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the faid Warehoufes were broken open the S**" Day of Jidy laft, and 536 Pounds of Tobacco ftolen out of the fame, for which the petitioners had been obliged to pay, and praying that they may be repaid for the faid Tobacco alfo, A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Coimty of Luneyiburg, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth, that large Quantities of Tobacco are annually brought from North-Carolina to this Colony, and infpe(5ted, and fold here, moftly for Gold and Silver, which is carried out from hence, and paffed at higher Rates than it is here, and that the Owners of fuch Tobacco do not contribute any Thing towards building and fupporting Bridges, and clearing and repairing Roads, and praying that a Duty be laid upon Tobacco imported from North-Carolina, and that the value of Gold and Silver Coin be made equal to Sterling, or to what it paffPetition of William Wilkinfon,
;

eth for in the neighbouring Colonies

alfo,

County of Dinwiddie, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth that a Slave called Mofes, belonging to the Petitioner, having been fome Time abfent from his Mafter 's Service, and having committed Thefts and Outrages in the Neighbourhood, and being outlawed in due Form, was apprehended and brought before a Magiftrate, and charged with Felony, and there being ftrong Proofs of his Guilt, was ordered by the Magiftrate to be carried to Prifon, but that the faid Slave, before he could be committed, died through fome Mifmanagement, as is fufpedled, in the Perfons who apprehended, and were carrying him to the Court-Houfe, and praying that the Hotife will grant fuch Relief to the Petitioner as fhall feem juft alfo, A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Lunenburg, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read; fetting forth, that Part of the A<5t of General Affembly, intituled an Adl for amending the Staple of Tobacco
Petition of
;

John Young,

of the

i68

Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, allowing the Purchafers Tobacco to have the fame reviewed, is unreafonable, and praying that that Part of the faid Adl may be repealed, or that the Owners of Tobacco, unjuftly refuted, may have a Review as well as the Purchafer; alfo, A Petition of Rowland Ward, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that his Negro Man Slave, named Cmfar, having been duly outlawed, was killed in an Attempt to apprehend him, and that the faid Slave was valued, by the Court of Amelia County, to the Sum of one hundred Pounds, and praying that the Value of the faid Slave
of
;

be paid him by the Public alfo, Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Mecklenburg, whofe Names are theretmto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Importation of Tobacco from North Carolina to this Colony is very detrimental to the Trade of the latter, and praying that fuch Importation may be prohibited, or reftrained
;

may

and

alfo,

Petition of William Hackney,

and Rowland

Sutton, Infpedlors at

Kemp's Ware;

houfe, in the

County

of

Middle fex, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth,
9"*

that in the Night of the Day of July, 1771, the Doors of the faid Warehoufe were broke open, and a Hogfhead of Tobacco belonging to Philip Ludwell Grymes, Efq weighing 995 Pounds Nett was taken out of the faid Warehoufe, and all the Tobacco, except a few Bundles, carried away, and that the faid Lofs did not happen by any Negle(5l of the
;

Petitioners, who are neverthelefs liable to make the faid Grymes Satiffadlion for the fame, and praying that the Houfe will afford them fuch Relief as they fhall think juft and reaAnd by the Hoxife it was ordered, that the Confideration of the faid feveral fonable.

Petitions fhould be deferred

till

the next Seffion of General Affembly.

Ordered,

praying that the faid


Perfons of

That the Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Accomack, County may be divided, and a Petition of feveral other the faid County in Oppofition to the faid Divifion; and alfo, the

Petition of fimdry Inhabitants of this Colony, praying that the Brick-Houfe Landing,

on Wafhington 's Land, in the County of Weftmoreland, may be declared a Public Landing, and a Road opened from thence to the Weftmoreland main Road; and alfo, the
Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the Counties of Charlotte

that the Ferry over Staunton River, at

and Halifax, praying Fuqua '5, may be removed to a Ford two Miles
is

above the faid Fuqua' s; and alfo, the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the County of Bedford, praying that an A6t may pafs, diredling Slopes to be made in Mill-Dams, and impowering certain Perfons to prefcribe the Method of making fuch Slopes and alfo, the Petitions of divers Inhabitants on Goofe Creek, in the County of Bedford, praying that Jeremiah Early may be compelled to open a Gate in his Mill-Dam, at the Mouth of the faid Creek, for the Admiffion of Fif h and alfo, the Petitions of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Stafford, King George, and Weftmoreland, for reforming the Boundaries of the faid Counties refpedlively, and the Petitions of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Richmond and Weftmoreland, in Oppofition thereto and alfo, the feveral Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Coimty of Spotfylvania, praying the Houfe to make Application to the Commanding Officer of the Colony, to iffue his Writ of Adjournment, and appoint the Court to be held at fome Place neareft to the Center of the County and alfo, the feveral Petitions of the Inhabitants in the Fork of Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers, in the County of Culpeper, praying that fo much of the faid County as lies between thofe two Rivers may be added to the County of Orange; and alfo, the Petition of feveral Perfons
; ; ;
;

of the Counties of Augufta, Botetourt, Hanover, of

and Albemarle, propofing that a Sum

Money fufffcient for the Purpofe may be allowed by the Public to open a fafe and good Road from the Warm Springs m the Counties o( Augiifta and Botetourt to Jening's
Gap, that a Turnpike be eftablifhed at the Pafs of the Warm Springs Mountains, with a reafonable Toll for keeping the Road in Repair, and that Truftees be appointed, as
well for keeping the
ity of the poor Sick,

Road in Repair, as for building Houfes for the Reception and Securwho refort to the Springs, and to fee the Public and Private Money

appropriated for thofe Puqjofes faithfully applied; and alfo the Petition of the Freeholders

169

and Inhabitants of the County of Lunenburg, praying that a Duty be laid upon Tobacco imported from North Carolina, and that the Value of Gold and Silver Coin be made equal to Sterling, or to what it paffeth for in the Neighbouring Colonies and alfo, the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Lunenburg praying that fo much of the Adt of General Affembly, intituled An Ad' for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, as allows the Purchafer of Tobacco to have the fame reviewed, may be repealed, or that the Owners of Tobacco, unjuftly refufed, may have a Review, as well as the Purchafer and a//b, the Petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Mecklenburg, praying that the Importation of Tobacco from North Carolina to this Colony may be prohibited or reftrained in the faid Report mentioned, be feverally referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame,
holders
; ; ;

with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Petition of Benjamin Grymes, in Behalf of himfelf and his Creditors,
to be allowed a reafonable Satiffa<5lion for the

Damage done

their Slave,

who was com;

mitted to Gaol for Hogftealing, and was froftbitten during his Confinement and alfo, the Petition of John Doncaftle, praying to be reimburfed two hundred and fifty-nine Pounds and eighteen Shillings, paid for the Hire of two Waggons, employed 226 Days in the Service of this Colony and alfo, the Petition of William Wilkinfon, and John Pinch;

Tobacco at Waddy 's Warehoufes, in the County of New-Kent, praying that they may be repaid for 536 Pounds of Tobacco ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe and alfo, the Petition of John Young, of the County of Dinwiddie, praying that he may be paid for an outlawed Slave, who having been apprehended, and charged with Felony, died in his Way to Prifon, to which he was ordered to be committed, that he might be tried for the Crime he was accufed of and alfo, the Petition of Rowland Ward, praying that the Value of his Slave Ccefar, who, having been duly outlawed, was killed in an Attempt to apprehend him, may be paid to him by the Public and alfo the Petition of William Hackney, and Rowland Sutton, Infpedlors at Kemp's Warehoufe, in the County of Middlefex, praying to be allowed for a Hogfhead of Tobacco taken out of the faid Warehoufe, and carried away, in the faid Report mentioned, be feverally referred to the Confideration of the Committee of PubUc Claims, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Petition of the Veftrymen of the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Fauquier, praying that an Adl may pafs for dividing the faid Parifh, and the Parifh of Leeds, fo as to include in the former fome of the Tithables now in the other; and alfo,
back, Inf pedtors of
;

the Petition of the Rev-erend Alexander Gordon, Clerk, Redlor of the Parifh of Antrim, praying Redrefs, his Salary, as it is now paid, not being adequate to his Expence and Trouble, in the faid Report mentioned, be feverally referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion, and that they do examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Several other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A(5t of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the Hoxife. A Petition of feveral Perfons, being of the Veftry of the Parifh of St. John, in the County of King William, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the
Hotife,

and read; taking Notice

of the Petition prefented to this Houfe, for diffolving

the faid Veftry, and praying that the Petitioners

Conduct, and for that Purpofe, that the faid


their Clerk

may have Leave to vindicate Veftry may be diredled to attend,

their

with

for

and Records, at fuch Time as the Houfe fhall enter into the Inquiry. That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Religion, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,

their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.

Ordered,

That

M"'

Eyre be added to the Committee for Religion, and to the ComOrdered

mittee of Trade.

'

Hening, VIII,

p.

69.

I70

] of

Privileges

That M'' Eyre, M"' Roane, and M' Jofeph Jones be added to the Committee and Eledlions, and to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That M' Walker, and M"' Legrand be added to the Committee for Courts
Ordered,
then the

of

Juftice.

And

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning

next eleven of the Clock.

^ttort6aY.

tl)e irtl)

of JFebruar^. 12

^eor^e

III.

1772.

SEVERAL other Members,


of Parliament,

having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the

Houfe.

A
deceafed,

Petition of Bernard

was prefented to

Markham, Agent for the Eftate of Brett Randolph, the Hovife, and read fetting forth, that Charles, a Negro
;

Slave, belonging to the faid Eftate, having run away, the Petitioner procured a Procla-

mation of Outlawry to be iffued againft him, and afterwards the faid Slave was fo wounded, in an Attempt to apprehend him, that he died, and that he had been valued by the Court of Cumberland County and praying that the faid Valuation may be paid
;

20

by the Public
Ordered,
of

to the faid Eftate.

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Public Claims, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of James Winfrey was prefented to the Houfe and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner being fimimoned by the Sheriff of Chefterfield County, to guard Mark Jji^arcf5, a Criminal, fent from that County to the Public Gaol, the Petitioner's Horfe died on the Road through the Fatigue of that Journey and therefore praying, that he may be allowed the Value of the faid Horfe by the Public. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to impower the Clerks of the County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Counties; and that M'' Edmund Pendleton and M'' Bland do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M"" Carr, Wright, Fleming, and M'' Walker be added to the
; ;

Committee

for Religion.

Ordered,

That

M''

William Cabell, MJ Carr,

W Fleming, and

M''

Walker, be added to

the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions.


Ordered, That M'' William Cabell, 'W Jofeph Cabell and M'' Robert Wormeley Carter, be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That M'' A ndrew Lewis be added to the Committee of Public Claims. A Bill to dock the Intail of certain Land whereof Nathaniel Weft Dandridge is feized, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Patrick Henry, M'' Smith, Edmund Pendleton, Baffett, M' Dandridge, M"' Carr, and M"' Aylett. Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had examined the Matters of feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which they had direcfted him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where

the fame was read, and


Refolved,

is

as followeth,

viz.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of William

Wilkinfon, and John Pinchback, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Waddy's Warehoufe, to be

reimburfed for 536 Pounds of Tobacco, ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, for which they have fatif fied the Proprietor thereof, is reafonable and that they ought to be allowed the Sum of four Pounds fixteen Shillings and Sixpence for the fame. On Confideration of the Petition of Rowland Ward it appears to your Committee,
;

that

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that the Slave Ccefar, in the Petition mentioned, was duly outlawed, and killed in an

Attempt to take him that the Court of the County Pounds and that he had been thrice tried by the
;
;

of

Amelia valued him to one hundred faid Court for Felony, and had once

received the Benefit of Clergy.


Refolved,

able

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition is reafonand that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the Sum of one hundred Pounds for
faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond

the faid Slave.

21

Time, were, upon the Queftion by the Houfe. M"' Treafurer reported from the Committee for Religion, that the Committee had partly examined the petition of feveral Perfons, of the Parifh of Saint John, in the County of King William, praying that the Veftry of the faid Parifh may be diffolved and alfo, the Petition of feveral Members of the faid Veftry in Oppofition thereto, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petitions to be heard before the Committee on Monday the fecond Day of March next. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Veftry of the faid Parifh be ferved with a Copy of the firft mentioned Petition, and have feven Days previous Notice of the Time when the faid Petition is to be heard before the Committee. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Clerk of the faid Veftry do attend the Committee at the Time aforefaid, with the Veftry Books relative to the Subje(5t Matter of the faid Petitions and that he be ferved with a Copy of this Refolution feven Days previous to the Time appointed for hearing the fame. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

The

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

Bue56a^

t^elSt^ of Tebruar^. 12 (Beor^e

UU 1772.

SEVERAL other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adt of
Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the Houfe.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor 's Speech

That this Houfe will, To-morrow, refolve itfelf into the faid Committee. Bland reported from the Committee of proportions and Grievances, that the Committee had examined the Matters of feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had dire(5led him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of Peter Pelham as prays a Continuance of his Salary, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Refidue of the faid Petition, praying a further Allowance for the Maintenance of Prifoners, be reje<5led. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of the Inhabitants of Richmond Coimty and others, praying that public Warehoufes, for the Infpedtion of Tobacco, may be by Law re-eftablifhed on Totufkey Creek, in the faid County, is reaRefolved,
M''
; ;

fonable.

The

firft

Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the

Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.


Refolved,

That the Sum of forty Pounds, per Annum, be paid to Peter Pelham, Keeper
of

172

of the Public Gaol, as his Salary, to continue to the

End

of the

next Seffion of General

Affembly.
Ordered,

That

M"^

N elfon do carry the faid Refolution to the Council, and defire their

Concurrence.

The fecond Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
That the faid Refolution do lie upon the Table. The Houfe was moved, that Part of an Adl, made in the twenty-fecond Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Ad^ for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands, and for preventing unlawful hunting and ranging, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal a Claufe of the Aft of Affembly.made in the twenty-fecond Year of his late Majefty George the Second, intituled An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands, and for preventing unlawful hunting Eyre, Richard Henry Lee, and M' Patrick Henry and ranging; and that M"" Bland, bring in the fame. prepare and do M'' Gary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, that the Committee had examined the Matters of feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition oi James Winfrey, to be allowed for a Horfe, which was impreffed to convey a Guard over a Criminal to the Public Gaol, and died on the Way, is reafonable, and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of twenty-four Pounds for the said Horfe. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Bernard Markham, Agent for the Eftate of Brett Randolph, deceafed, for an Allowance for Gharles, a Negro Slave, belonging to the faid Eftate, who was outlawed, and died of Wounds he received when he was apprehended, is reafonable, and that the faid Eftate ought to be allowed the Sum of eighty Pounds for the faid Slave. The faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Hotife. A Petition of Nathaniel Raines and Lewis Brown, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Boyd 's Warehoufes, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that, during the laft Year's Infpedlion, two thoufand four hundred and thirty-four Hogfheads of Tobacco were received at the faid Warehoufes, whereby the Svun of three hundred and feventyfeven Pounds was paid into the Treafury. and that the Petitioners are allowed only fixty Pounds, each, for their Salary, which they conceive is not a Recompence for their Trouble; and further fetting forth, that two thoufand eight hundred and thirty -feven Pounds of Tobacco had been ftolen out of the faid Warehoufes, for which the petitioners had been obliged to pay the owners, at the Rate of twenty Shillings per Hundred Weight and therefore praying, that they may be allowed ten Pounds each, for their great Trouble the laft Year, with the like yearly Increafe of Salary for the future and that they may be reimburfed by the Public for the ftolen Tobacco aforefaid. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
Ordered,

22

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Edmund Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to empower the Clerks of County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Coimties and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Treafurer acquainted the Houfe, that he had a Meffage from the Governor to
;

this
'

Hening, V,

p. 408.

173

]
it

Houfe, figned by his Excellency and he prefented the fame to the Houfe and was read by M'' Speaker, and is as followeth, viz. r^
this
;

Gentlemen,
I have thought proper to lay before
uftially
to

you a Lift

paid

to the

Clerks of

my

Predeceffors in this

found had been Government, but which has been objeded


of

the Fees,

which

in one Inftance fince I have taken the Adminiftratton upon me.

In

order, therefore, to

give the People over

whom

I have the

Honour
fee

to

prefide the cleareft Proof of the Upright-

nefs of my
it,

own Intentions, and to let them


you

my Readinefs to remove, as foon as I can difcover

thofe whofe Affedion I would gladly conFees under your Confideration; and, as I fuppofe if they appear to be juft and reafonable to you, upon Comparifon of them with what is the PraAice in fimilar Cafes, in all other Governments, that you will have no Objedions to the

every Pofflbility of a Difpute between

me and

ciliate, I deflre

will take the faid Lift of

eftabUfhing of them by
propofe.

Law;

fo,

on

my

Part,

if

Hefitate at confenting to abolifh them

all,

or in Part, exadly as

you judge otherwife of them, I fhall not you fhall think proper to
"3)urtmore.

The

Lift

mentioned in the

faid Meffage

is

as followeth,

viz.

FEES

ufually paid to the

GOVERNOR'S CLERK.
/.

5.

d.

I.

s.

d.

For County Lieutenant

174]

Lightfoot Lee be

That M' Wood, M"' Rutherford, M" Richard Henry Lee, and M'' Francis added to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That M' Richard Henry Lee, and M'' White be added to the Committee
Ordered,

for Courts of Jiiftice.

Petition of William

Hoye was prefented

to the Hoixfe,

and read;

fetting forth,

Slave of one John Glover, having run away, a Proclamation of Outlawry iffued againft him, after which uhe Petitioner purchafed him from the faid Glover and that the faid Slave is dead of a Wound he received in the apprehending of him, and was valued to the Sum of eighty -five Pounds and praying that the Value of the

that Limbo, a Negro

Man

be paid to the Petitioner by the Public. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions, to whom the Petition of feveral Freeholders of the County of Henrico, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of Members to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County, was referred, that the Committee had partly examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to a Refolution, which they had direcJted him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Subjecft-Matter of the faid Petition be heard before the Committee on Thurfday, the 2 7'i> Day of this Inftant. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
faid Slave
;

may

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

We6ne56aY.
A

t^e 191^ of Ifebruar^. 12 (Beorge


M''

III.

1772.

ORDERED, That

Treafurer do lay his Accounts before the Houfe.


;

Samuel Sherwin was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetMan Slave, named Peter, having been duly outlawed, was killed in an Attempt to take him, of which fufificient Proof was made before the Court of the County of Dinwiddie, and that the faid Slave was valued, by the faid Court, to the Stun of ninety Pounds and praying that the Value of
Petition of

ting forth, that the Petitioner's Negro

the faid Slave

be paid him by the Public. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife. M"" Treafurer, according to Order, laid his Accounts before the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Accoimts do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members of the Houfe. A Bill for altering the Court Day of Surry County was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. M'' Patrick Henry reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Land whereof Nathaniel Weft Dandridge is feized, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true, and that the Committee had dire<5led him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk 's Table. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Jtiftice, to whom the Bill for altering the Court Day of Surry County, is committed, that they have Power to receive a Clatife, or Clavifes, for altering the Court Day of the County of Princefs Anne. A Bill to impower the Clerks of County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Counties was read a fecond Time.
;

may

Refolved

175

That the Bill be committed to M'' Edmund Pendleton, and M'' Bland. "W Richard Henry Lee reported, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, that the Committee had further infpedled the Journals of the laft Affembly, and drawn up a State of another Matter then depending and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and had diredled him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee, that a Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Augufta, inhabiting that Part of the South Weftem Frontier, known by the Name of Holfton and New River, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that they are very remote from the Court-Houfe of the faid County, whereby they fuffer many Inconveniences, and praying that the Settlements on the Waters of Holfton and New River may be made a diftindl County and, by Order of the Houfe, the Confideration of the faid Petition was deferred till the then
Refolved,
;

next Seffion of Affembly.


Ordered,
26

of Propofitions

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of M'' Samuel DtiVal,


the Freeholders of the faid
that at the
laft Ele(5lion of

on behalf of himlelf, and County, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth,
of the

County

of Henrico,

Burgeffes to ferve in this Prefent General Affembly, for the

of Freeholders voted for the Petitioner, who was one of Richard Randolph, who was, with M'' Richard Adams, returned duly eledled and therefore praying that the Poll taken at the faid Eledtion may be examined, and that the Petitioner may be declared duly ele(5led a Burgefs for the

faid County, a greater

Number
M"'

the Candidates, than for


;

faid Cotmty.

of

That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Privileges and Eledlions and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the
Ordered,
;

fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Petition of William Bicknal

was prefented to the Houfe, and read;

fetting forth,

that a Horfe of the Petitioner was impreffedby a Deputy-Sherifif of theCounty of Amherft, in Order to convey to the Public Gaol one Thomas Welch, who was charged with Horfe
ftealing,

before the General Court

and ordered by the Court of the faid County to be tried for the faid Offence and that the faid Sheriff, as he returned, being unable to lead the Horfe further than Richmond Town, left him there, in the Care of one Archibald Mackendrix, from whorn the Horfe either ftrayed or was ftolen and therefore praying,
;

that the Petitioner


Public.

may

be allowed the Value of his Horfe fo

loft in

the Service of the

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of PubUc Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of John Loving, Jun.


and read;
of

fetting forth, that one

and Robert Montgomery, was prefented to the Houfe, Andrew Lightle being accufed of Felony, and the Court

Amherft Coimty, upon his Examination, being of Opinion he ought to be tried for the faid Offence before the General Court, the petitioners were boimd in a Recognizance to appear and teftify on Behalf of the King, againft the Prifoner upon his Trial, and did attend according to their Recognizance but that, for Reafons unknown to them, they were not called upon to be examined, and that their Attendance was not entered and humbly fubmitting their Cafe to the Confideration of this Honourable Houfe, and pray;

ing Relief.
Ordered,
of Public Claims

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Order
of the

of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech

Ordered

176

That the Letter received by M'' Speaker from the Speaker of the Lower Affembly of the Province of Maryland, and the Refolutions of the faid Lower Hotife of Affembly, relative to the eredling and fupporting a Light-Houfe upon Cape Henry, which were ordered to lie upon the Table, be referred to the faid Committee. Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee.
Ordered,
of

Houfe

M"'

Speaker

left

the Chair.

M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee that they had made a further Progrefs in the Matter to them referred and that he was diredled by the Committee to move, that they may have Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee
;

whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech. A Petition of William Booth and Elizabeth his Wife was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners, in Right of the Wife, by Virtue of the Will of her Grandfather, Henry Afhion, Gentlemen, deceafed, are feized in Fee Tail, of five hundred Acres of Land, on Nomony River, in the County of Weftmor eland; and that, if the Intail of the faid Land be docked, the petitioners will be able to make a better Provifion, than they can otherwife do, not only for their younger Children, but for the Heir in Tail and therefore praying that an A(5t may paf s for docking the Intail of the faid Land, and empowering Truftees to fell the fame, and lay out the Money raifed by the Sale thereof in the Purchafe of other Lands, of greater Value. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M' Richard Henry Lee do prepare, and bring in the fame.
of the
;

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

'Cburs^a^ tl)e20tl)of JFebruary. 12 (George

III

1772.

having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in the Houfe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' to prevent malicious maiming and wounding; and that M'' Gray, and M"' David Mafon do prepare and bring in the fame. M' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to impower the Clerks of County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Coimties, was committed, that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto, which they had diredted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report
;

SEVERAL other Members,

and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read; and upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be engroffed. M'' Richard Henry Lee reported from the Committee of Courts of Juftice, who were appointed to enquire what Laws are expired fince the laft Seffion, or will expire with the End of this Seffion, or are near expiring, and to report their Opinion to the Houfe which of them are fit to be revived or continued.that the Committee had enquired accordingly, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place,and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the lo^"" Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad' for giving a Salary to the Speaker of the Houfe of Burgeffes, which expired at the Meeting of this prefent Affemin his Place, bly,

ought to be revived.
Refolved
p. 250.

'

Hening, VI,

Ibid. VIII, p. 394.

177

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad' for appoinUng a Treafurer, which was continued by another Adt, made in the lo"" Year of his faid Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire at the End of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, ought to be
Refolved,
y**"

in the

further continued.

27

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Ad.' for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, which hath been continued by feveral Adls, and amended by four Adts, in the i'', 3"', y^^, and S**", Years of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire on the 12"" Day of April next, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the A<51 of Affembly, made in the io**> Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad^ for deftroying Crows and Squirrels in certain Counties, therein mentioned, which will expire on the 21" Day of December next, ought to be continued and amended. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the s'^ Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad* for the more effedual keeping the public Roads and Bridges in Repair, which was amended and continued by another Adt, made in the 7"" Year of his faid Majefty 's Reign, and which expired on the 16^^ Day of December laft, ought to be revived. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the 30**' Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Ad^ for the better regulating and disciplining the Militia, which was continued by feveral Adls, and amended by an Adl, made in the 7"' Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire on the ao**" Day of July next, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the 30''' Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Ad^ for reducing the feveral Ads of Affembly for making Provifion again ft Invafions and Infurredions, into one Ad, which hath been continued by three other Adls, made in the 3^'', 7"", and 10*'', Years of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire the 8*'' Day of June, 1773, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the 32'' Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Adr for reducing the feveral Ads for laying a Duty upon Liquors into one Ad, which was continued by feveral Adls, and amended by one Adl, made in the io"> Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire on the i Day of June, 1773, ought to be further
Refolved,
iq*""

in the

'*

continued.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made 25* Year of the Reign of his late Majefty King George the Second, intituled An Ad^ for reviving the Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, for the Term therein mentioned; and one other Adl of Affembly, made in the 33'''^ Year of his faid late Majefty 's Reign intituled An Ad^ to oblige Perfons bringing Slaves into this Colony from Maryland, Carolina, and the Weft-Indies, for their own Ufe, to pay a Duty, which have been continued by feveral other Adls, and which will expire on the 2o*'> Day of April 1773, ought to be further continued, and amended. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the 2,^^ Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign, intituled An Ad' for eftablifhing Pilots, and regulating their Fees, which was continued by two other Adls, made in the 7''' and jQth Years of his faid Majefty 's Reign, and which will expire on the 2o*'> Day oi April, 1773, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made in the Year of his prefent Majefty 's Reign,intituled An Ad' 'for increafing the Reward
Refolved,
in the
s*^**

for killing Wolves, within certain Counties, to be paid by the refpedive Cotmties wherein
the
>

Hening, VIII,

p. 211.

>

Ibid, V. p. 326.
Ibid, VII, p. 106.

3 1

Ibid, VIII, p. 389.

Ibid, VII, p. 93. Ibid, VII, p. 338.

Ibid, VII, p. 265. Ibid. VIII, p. 147-

Ibid, VII, p. 577. Ibid, VI, p. 217.

'

Ibid, VII, p. 580.

178]
Adt,

the Service fhall he performed

and which was continued by another

made

in the 7"*

Year of his faid Majefty 's Reign (except as to the Counties of Buckingham, Fauquier, and Loudoun) and continued and amended by another Kt, made in the lo"" Year of his faid Majefty's Reign, and which will expire on the i" Day of June, 1773, ought to be further continued and amended. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adt of Affembly, made in the s"" Year of the Reign of his prefent Majefty, intituled An Ad' for amending the Staple of Tobacco,and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Ctiftoms, which was continued and amended by an Adt, made in the 7"" Year of his faid Majefty 's Reign, and further continued by another Adt, made in the 8"" Year of his faid Majefty's Reign, and alfo continued and amended by another Adl, made in the 10*'' Year of his faid Majefty's Reign, and which will expire on the i" Day of Odober, 1773, ought to be further continued.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Adl of Affembly, made Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled An Ad' for reimburfing the Inhabitants of King William and Hanover Counties the Expence of clearing Pamimkey River, which was amended by another Adl made in the fame Year, and which will expire the 21" Day of December, 1773, ought to be further continued. The faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion
Refolved,
io*'

in the

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

Ordered,
eleventh

That a

Bill or Bills

by the Houfe. be brought in purfuant to the


;

first,

fecond, third, fourth,

and thirteenth Refolutions of the Committee and that the Committee for Courts of Juftice do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the fifth, fixth, feventh, and twelfth Refolutions of the Committee; and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the eighth, ninth, and tenth Refolutions of the Committee and that the Committee of Trade do prepare, and bring
;

in the fame.
M"' Bland reported from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Petition of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of Elizabeth City County, praying that the Infpedlion of Tobacco at the Public Warehoufe at Hampton may be difjoined from

that at Denbigh, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place and afterwards delivered it in at the
; ;

28

Clerk 's Table, where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition is reafonable.

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Refolution do lie upon the Table. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to examine the Treafurer 's Accounts and that they do ftate in Account, as well the Balance due from the late Treafurer to the Pubhc, as the feveral Funds by Law appropriated for the Redemption of the Treafury Notes, together with the Amount of fuch Notes remaining in Circulation and that they
;

do alfo ftate an Account of the Balances now due from the feveral and report the fame to the Houfe.

Sheriffs for Taxes,

And a Committee was appointed of M"" Bland, M' Richard Henry Lee, Harrifon, M' Charles Carter, Eyre, M'' Patrick Henry, Digges, and M"' Fitzhugh. The Houfe was moved, that Part of an Adl, made in the thirty-fecond Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Ad^ of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal Part of an Adl paffed in the

thirty
'

Hening, VIII,

p. 69.

Ibid. VIII, p. 407.

Ibid, II, p. 458.

179

thirty -fecond

Year

of the

general Pardon, Indemnity,

Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An A A of free and and Oblivion; and that M' Eyre, M' James Henry, and M'

Bland do prepare, and bring in the fame. An ingroffed Bill to dock the Intail of certain Land whereof Nathaniel Weft Dandridge is feized, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad' to dock the Intail of certain Land whereof Nathaniel Weft Dandridge is feized. Ordered, That M"^ Patrick Henry do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their
Concurrence.

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read
will.

That

this

Houfe

Tomorrow, refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Lift of Fees therein mentioned. M' Edmund Pendleton reported, from the Committee of Privileges and EIe<fbions, to whom the Petition oi Samuel DuVal complaining of an undue Eledtion and Return of M'' Richard Randolph to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Henrico, was committed, that the Committee had partly examined the Matter of the faid Petition,and had come to a Refolution,which they had direcfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as

followeth, viz.

the Opinion of this Committee, that the further Confideration of the faid Petition be deferred till Friday the twenty-eighth Inftant.
Refolved,
it is

That

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon,
agreed to by the Houfe.

Petition of

Benjamin Waller was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting


;

forth,

that Nathaniel Walthoe, late of the City of Williamfburg, Efquire, deceafed, being feized of Mefuages, Lands, and Tenements, in this Colony, by his laft Will and Teftament in
Writing,

* and

his Nieces

among other Things, devifed all his Eftate in Virginia to his Sifter Henrietta, Mary Hart, and Martha Hart, all of the Kingdom of Great Britain, to be

in Virginia,

equally divided between them,but declared the Eftate to be chargeable with all his Debts and with feveral Legacies; and of his Will appointed Thomas Waller, of

London, Stationer, the petitioner, and George Davenport, who is lince deceafed. Executors feized that the Petitioner having proved the Will, and fold the, Teftator's perfonal Eftate, paid fuch of his Virginia Debts as appeared, and the faid Particular Legacies, and remitted conliderable Sums of Money to the faid three Legatees in Great-Britain that the faid Henrietta, Mary, and Martha, by Letter of Attorney, have appointed the petitioner to fell all the Eftate devifed to them as aforefaid, and he hath adlually fold two of the faid Tenements; but the Petitioner hath lately dif covered, that the faid Henrietta was married, above twenty Years ago, to one M"" Marmillod, a Native of Switzerland, or Sweden, with whom fhe removed to France, where he then refided and that fhe foon after returned to England, and hath lived there ever fince, feparate from her Hufband, who hath continued Abroad, and is now in Denmark that fhe is infirm, and wants Support, and hath, as the Petitioner is informed, Power from her Hvifband to tranfadl all their Affairs and that the Hufband, being an Alien, hath not, as the Petitioner is advifed, any Right in her Lands and Tenements and therefore praying that the faid Henrietta, or the Petitioner, as her Attorney, may be enabled to fell and convey the Lands and Tenements devifed to her as aforefaid, in the fame Manner as if fhe were a Feme Sole, fo as to bind her and her Heirs. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M"' Edmund Pendleton do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for appointing an Agent and that

and afterwards died

M''

Harrifon,

W Edmund Pendleton, and


p. 638.

M"'

Patrick

Henry do prepare, and bring

in the

fame.

Hening, VIII,

i8o]

A Petition of Thomas Guy, of the County of Accomack, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; letting forth, that John Fleharty, charged with Grand Larceny, having been ordered by the Court of the faid County, held for his Examination, to be tried for the faid Offence before the Juftices of Oyer and Terminer, in June, 1769, the petitioner was bound in a Recognizance to appear as a Witnefs againft the Prifoner, and did attend accordingly, and was examined, but by fome Accident his Attendance was not entered and praying to be allowed for the fame. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
with their Opinion thereupon, to the Ho;ife. A Petition of William Todd, Gentleman, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; letting forth, that the petitioner is feifed of a large Eftate in Lands, as Tenant in Tail Male, but hath very few Slaves to work the fame and that it will be advantageous to himfelf, as well as to thofe who fhall fucceed to the Inheritance, to fell Part of the faid Lands, and, with the Money arifing from the Sale, purchafe Slaves, to be annexed to the remaining Lands and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs for that Purpofe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M'' Edmund Pendleton do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftru<5tion to the Gentleman, who is appointed to prepare, and bring in the faid Bill, that he have Power to receive a Claxife or Claufes for afcertaining the Bounds of Part of the intailed Lands whereof the faid William Todd is feized.
; ; ;

Ordered,
till

That
That

M"'

Bridger have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe

the laft

Day

of this
M"'

Ordered,
tions

M"' Fitzhugh be added to the Committee of Propofiand Grievances. Ordered, That M'' Dandridge be added to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That M"' Fitzhugh be added to the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning, eleven of the Clock.

Month. Dandridge and

so

Trlda?.
of

t^

2lst of 'Jebruary. 12 (Bior^e

III.

1772.
by

SEVERAL other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken


Houfe.
M""

AA

ParHament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places
Richard Lee reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to

in the

whom

the Petitions of feveral Perfons were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid petitions,

and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of John Loving, jtmior, and Robert Montgomery, to be allowed for travelling and Attendance as Witneffes for the King on the Trial of Andrew Lightle, for^Felony in the General Court, is reafonable and that they ought to be allowed five himdred and feventy Poimds of Tobacco, each,
;
;

for the fame.

Refolved,

That

it is

Sherwin, to be allowed for his Negro


in

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Samuel Man Slave Peter, who was duly outlawed and killed
is

an Attempt to take him,


Refolved,

reafonable

and that he ought to be allowed the Sum

of

ninety Pounds for the faid Slave.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that from the feveral Depofi-

tions hereunto annexed, relative to the Petition of William Bicknal,

and to which your Committee begs Leave to refer the Houfe, the faid petition is reafonable and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the Sum of nine Pounds for the Horfe in the faid Petition
;

mentioned.
Refolved

^8i

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Thomas Guy, a Witnefs for the King againft John Fleharty, a Criminal from Accomack County, on Sufpicion of Grand Larceny, for an Allowance for traveling to, and attending the Court of Oyer and Terminer, with Ferriages, in June, 1769, on the Trial of the faid Criminal, is

reafonable

and that he ought to be allowed

five

hundred and ten Pounds

of

Tobacco

for the fame.

were,

The two firft Refolutions of the Committee, being feverally read a fecond Time, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The Third Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time
Ordered, Ordered,

That the faid Refolution be re-committed. That the faid Refolution be re-committed to the fame Committee, to whom the Petition of the faid William Bicknal was referred. The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. An ingroffed Bill, to impower the Clerks of the County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Counties, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad' to impower the Clerks of County Courts to iffue certain Writs of Execution into other Counties. Ordered, That M'' Edmund Pendleton do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
their Concurrence.
M''

of William

Richard Lee reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition Hoye was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid
;

him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read,
Petition

and had

direcSted

and

is

as followeth,

viz.

(1

appears to your Committee, that the Slave in the Petition mentioned, was duly outlawed, and afterwards taken and committed to the Gaol of the Coimty of Buckingham that he broke out of the faid Gaol, and burned it, and afterwards in apprehending him he was woimded, of which Wound he died, as appears by a Coroner 's Inquest taken on the Body of the faid Slave. It alfo appears to your Committee, by a Certificate under the Hand of the faid Coroner, that the faid Slave was of the Value of eighty-five Poimds. Upon the whole Matter the Committee came to the following Refolution, Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition is reafonable and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the faid Sum of eighty-five Pounds
It
;
;

for the faid Slave.

The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. M^ Harrifon prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for appointing an Agent and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time upon Wednefday the fourth Day
;

of

March

next.

Ordered,

That

this Hoiife

be called over upon Wednefday the fourth

Day

of

March

next.

That the Letters which have paffed between Edward Montagu, Efquire, and the Committee of Correfpondence, fince the firft Day of November, in the Year of our Lord, 1769, be laid before the Houfe. A Petition of Cornelius Thomas was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Ferry over the Fluvanna River, from the Land of the Petitioner, in the County of Amherft, to the Land of Nicholas Davies, in the Coxmty of Bedford, is not frequented and therefore praying, that fo much of the Adl of General Affembly, made in the fifth Year of the Reign of his prefent Majefty, as eftablifhed the faid Ferry, may be repealed. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
Ordered,
late

Agent

for this Colony,

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife.


Ordered
'

Hening, VIII,

p. 516.

i82

That M"' Alexander and M'' Ball be added to the Committee for Religion. Ordered, That M"' Alexander be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Ordered, That M'' Ball, M"' Marable, M' Edmondfon, and M'' Alexander be added to the Committee of propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That M"' Marable and M"' BaU be added to the Committee of Public Claims. Ordered, That M"' Yelverton Peyton, and M'' Edmondfon be added to the Committee
Ordered,
for Courts of Juftice.

Ordered, That M' Stubblefield be added to the Committee of Trade. The Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into Confideration the Governor's Meffage, and the Lift of Fees therein mentioned.

W Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker refumed the Chair. M'' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had come to a Refolution, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency the Governor, returning him our fincere Thanks for his very polite and candid Meffage expreffing our great Satiffadlion in finding his Excellency fo cordially difpofed to cultivate with the Country that agreeable Harmony which is moft
M''
;
;

likely to conciliate to him the Ailedtions of all his Majefty's loyal Subjedts of Virginia, and thereby ef tablifh their mutual Happinef s upon the moft f olid and permanent Foundations affuring his Lordfhip of the great Refpec5t we bear to his important and exalted Station amongft us, and the Neceffity we think there is of fupporting the Honour and Dignity of our Governors but, at the fame Time, humbly reprefenting to his Excellency that we confider the Emoluments of Government, as by Law eftablifhed, adequate and amply fufficient for thofe Purpofes that the Fees which appear to have been received by the Clerks of his Lordfhip 's Predeceffors for iffuing Commiffions for the Appointment of Public Officers, and which we are now, for the firft Time, regularly informed of by his Meffage and the Lift accompanying it, are unknown to our Laws, and that, therefore, we cannot fuflficiently applaud his Lordfhip 's Wifdom and Goodnefs in embracing fo early an Opportxmity of expreffing his WilUngnefs, if they fhould be found difagreeable to us, as they really are, to have them totally abolifhed. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs, to be prefented to the Governor, upon the faid Refolution. And a Committee was appointed of M"' Bland, M' Treafurer, M"" Pendleton, and M'
;

sj

Patrick Henry.
Ordered,
till

That

M"^

Wright have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe


till

Thurfday next. And then the Houfe adjourned

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

Satur6af,

tl)e

226

of 'yebruar^. 12 (Beorge
An Ad'

III.

1772.
Bill for

MR
March

Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a


further continuing the Adl, intituled

for the better regulating attd col-

leding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned;

and the

fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time, upon Thurfday, the
next.
Petition of feveral Perfons of the

fifth

Day

of

A
1

County

of Mecklenburg,

whofe Names are thereunto

Hening, V,

p. 38.

i83

unto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the petitioners, being of the Society of Chriftians, called Baptifts, find themfelves reftrifted in the Exercife of their Religion, their Teachers imprifoned under various Pretences, and the Bene;

them, although they are willing to conform to the true and are loyal and quiet Subje(5ls and therefore praying, that they may be treated with the fame kind Indulgence in religious Matters as Quakers, Prefbyierians, and other Proteftant Diffenters enjoy. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion, and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
fits

of the Toleration Acfb denied

Spirit of that Adl,

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for further continuing the A6t, intituled An Ad' for appointing a Treafurer; and the fame was reM""

and read the firft Time. That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M"' Patrick Henry have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Wednefday Sevennight. M'' Richard Lee reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition of William Bicknal had been referred, and to whom the Refolution of the faid Committee upon the faid Petition was re-committed, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid petition, and had directed him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee, that Gabriel Penn, one of the Under Sheriffs of Amherft County, in the Month of September, 1771, impreffed a Horfe, belonging to the petitioner, to convey Thomas Welch, a Criminal, from the faid County to the Public Gaol that the faid Sheriff, on his Retvu-n home, being fo much indifpofed or lamed by a Boil that he could not lead the faid Horfe any further than Richmond Town, he left him there with
ceived, Refolved,
; ;

a certain Archibald Mackendrix, of that Place, to be taken Care of till he fhould be fent for by the faid Penn. It alfo appears to your Committee, that the faid Penn, on the third Day after his Return home, difpatched a Meffenger for the faid Horfe but that he was either ftrayed or ftolen from the Pafture in which he was put by the faid Mackendrix, fo that the faid Meffenger did not get him, and he has not fmce been heard of. It alfo appears to your Committee, from a Certificate under the Hands of three Perfons, appointed and fwom to value the faid Horfe, that he was worth nine Pounds. Upon the whole the Committee came to the following Refolution Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition is reafonable and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the Sum of nine Pounds for the faid
; ;

Horfe.

The

faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was,

upon the Queftion put

there-

upon, agreed to by the Hovxfe.

That M"^ Thomas Mann Randolph have Leave to be abfent from the Service Houfe for a Fortnight. A Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Coimcil of the City of Williamfburg, and of feveral other Perfons, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read fetting forth, that by a Survey made it appears that a Canal or Cut may be carried from Archer '5 Hope Creek, running into James River, to Queen 's Creek, running into York River, for the Navigation of Boats and other Veffels with heavy Burthens, whereby an eafy Communication will be made between thofe two Rivers, which the petitioners conceive will be of great Advantage, not only to the faid City, but to the Trade carried on in the faid Rivers, and will probably encourage the like Works in other Parts of the Colony, to the Improvement of its Commerce and further fetting forth, that the Petitioners apprehend it will be neceffary that proper Tolls or Duties be impofed upon Boats and Veffels paffing in and through the faid Canal, for
Ordered,
of this
;

the
'

Hening, VIII,

p. 211.

i84

the fupporting and rendering effectual the faid Navigation and therefore praying, that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for enabling the Petitioners, at the Expence of themfelves, and of other voluntary Contributors, to make the faid Canal, and continue
;

the fame navigable, in fuch Manner, and with fuch Powers and Authorities, to be vefted in them for that Purpofe, as to the Houfe fhall feem meet.
Ordered,

Petition

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid and that M'' Treafurer and M'' Richard Henry Lee do prepare, and bring in the
to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to revive
of Burgeffes;

fame.

M' Richard Henry Lee prefented


the Adl, intituled

to the Speaker of the Houfe and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M"' John Jones have Leave to be abfent from the Service

An

Ad'^ for giving a Salary

of this

Houfe

till

Monday

Sevennight.

Petition of the Veftry of the Parifh of Frederick, in the


;

County

of Frederick,

was

prefented to the Houfe, and read

fetting forth, that the late Parifh of Frederick was,

by an Adl made

in the tenth

Year

of the

Reign of

his prefent Majefty, divided into three

Parifhes, called Frederick, Norborne,

and Beckford; and that by the

faid Adl, reciting

each of the Parifhes of Frederick and Norborne, the Charges of which had lately been defrayed by the Inhabitants of Frederick, before the Divifion, it was enadled, that the Veftries of the Parifhes of Frederick and Norborne, when ele(5led, fhould account for the faid Churches, according to their feveral Cofts, and refimd to the Veftry of the Parifh of Beckford a proportion thereof, according to the Number of Tithables in their Parifhes, refpedlively, at the Time the fame fhould take Place and reprefenting, that the Church mentioned in the A(5l to be in the Parifh of Frederick, is not worth the firft Coft, having been built fo long ago as the Year 1764, and the workmanfhip having been executed infufficiently.'^fo that it is likely foon to become ruinous; and further reprefenting, that there are two Chapels, of Confiderable Value,
that there would be a
in
;

new Church

one of which was built in the Year 1768 and therefore praying, be appointed to afcertain the prefent Value of the faid Church and Chapels, as they hope this Honourable Houfe will be of Opinion the Parifh of Frederick, ought not to be charged with more than a proportion of the Sum the Church exceeds the two Chapels in Value, and that the Petitioners may have fuch ReUef in the Premifes as to the Houfe fhall feem reafonable. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Auftin Hewlett, furviving Infpecflor at Waddy's Warehoufe, in the County of New Kent, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that in July laft, the faid Warehoufe was broke open, whilft the Petitioner and John Pinchback, deceafed, the other Infpedlor, were neceffarily abfent, attending their Duty at Littlepage's Warehoufe under the fame Infpedlion, and four hundred and fifty Pounds of uninfpedled Tobacco were ftolen, for which the Owner recovered of the Infpe(5lors, and the Petitioner hath been obliged to pay to him three Pounds and fifteen Shillings, with two Pounds eleven Shillings and ten Pence for the Cofts of Suit and therefore praying, that the faid Sums of Money may be repaid to the Petitioner by the Public. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of the Infpedlors at Blandford Warehoufe, in the County of Prince George, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that in November laft, the petitioners loft out of the faid Warehoufe two thoufand feven hundred and thirty-two Pounds of Tobacco, for which they have been obliged to pay the Owners at the Rate of twenty Shillings by the Hundred Weight and therefore praying, that the faid Money may be
in the Parifh of Beckford,
;

that Commiffioners

may

34

repaid to the Petitioners

by the

Public.

Ordered

Hening, VIII,

p. 394.

t85

Ordered,

of Public Claims;

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"" Edmund Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to enable Henrietta Marmillod to fell and difpofe of the Eftate devifed to her by her Brother Nathaniel Walthoe, Efquire, deceafed, notwithftanding her Coverture and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning next, eleven of the Clock.
;

Mlonda^,

tl)e

24t^ of IFebruarip. 12 (Beorge


and repeated and fubfcribed the

III.

1772.

SEVERAL other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be


of Parliament,

taken by Adt

Teft, took their Places in the

Houfe.

Bland reported, from the Committee appointed to draw up an Addrefs, had drawn up an Addrefs accordingly, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table, where the fame was read, and is as folM''

to be prefented to the Governor, that they

loweth,

viz.

My
We,

Lord,
his Majefty's dutiful Subjeds,

humbly beg Leave

to

return your Excellency our

unfeigned Thanks for your very candid and polite Meffage. It affords us the higheft Pleafure and Satiffadion to find your Excellency fo cordially difpofed to cultivate with the Country
that agreeable

Harmony which will undoubtedly conciliate to you the Affedion

of his

Majefty's

Subjeds of Virginia, and thereby eftablifh our mutual Happinefs upon the moft folid and permanent Foundation. We bear the greateft Refped to your Excellency 's important and exalted Station amongft us, and think there is a neceffity for fupporting the Honour and Dignity of our Governors; but, my Lord, give us Leave, on this Occafion, humbly to reprefent to your Excellency, that we confider the Emoluments of Government, as by Law eftablifhed, adequate and am.ply The Fees which appear to have been received by the Clerks fufficient for thofe Purpofes. your Excellency's Predeceffors of for iffuing Commiffions for the Appointment of Public Officers, and which we are now, for the firft Time, regularly informed of by your Lord fhip 's Meffage, are imknown to our Laws; and therefore we cannot fufficiently applaud your Lordfhip 's Wifdom and Goodnefs in embracing fo early an Opportunity of expreffing your Willloyal

ingnefs, if they fhould be found difagreeable


abolifhed.

to us,

as they really are,

to

have them

totally

The

faid Addrefs being read a fecond

Time
in the faid Addrefs, to

Refolved,

That the Houfe doth agree with the Committee

be

prefented to the Governor.

That the faid Addrefs be prefented to his Excellency by the whole Houfe. That the Gentlemen who drew up the faid Addrefs, do wait upon the Governor to know his Pleafure, when this Houfe fhall attend his Excellency, to prefent their
Ordered, Ordered,

Addrefs.

A A

Bill for further continuing the Adl, intituled

An Ad

for appointing a Treafurer,

was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be

ingroffed.

Petition of feveral Perfons of the

Coimty

of Amelia,

whofe Names are thereunto


Chriftians

fubfcribed, fetting forth, that the Petitioners, being of the

Community of

who

worfhip
cifes
;

God imder
if
;

that,

the Denomination of Baptifts, are reftridted in their reUgious Exerthe Adl of Toleration does not extend to this Colony, they are expofed to
if it

fevere Perfecution and,

does extend hither, and the Power of granting Licences to Teachers

i86

suppoed, in the General Court alone.the Petitioners muft fuffer confiderable Inconveniences, not only becaufe that CoTirt fits not oftener than twice in the Year, and then at a Place far remote, but becaufe the faid Court will admit a fmgle

Teachers be lodged, as

is

Meeting-Houfe and no more in one County and that the Petitioners are loyal and quiet Subjects, whofe Tenets in no wife affedl the State and therefore praying a Redrefs of their Grievances, and that Liberty of Confcience may be fecured to them and alfo A Petition of feveral Perfons of the Coanty of Suffex, whofe Names are thereunto
; :

fubfcribed, fetting forth, that the Petitioners, being of the Society of Chriftians, called Baptifts, find themfelves reftridled in the Exercife of their Religion, their Teachers im-

prifoned under various Pretences, and the Benefits of the Toleration Aft denied them, although they are willing to conform to the true Spirit of that A<51, and are loyal and quiet Subj efts and therefore praying, that they may be treated with the fame kind Indul;

gence in religious Matters as Quakers, Prefbyterians, and other Proteftant Diffenters enjoy Were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Hovife.

A
Houfe

Bill to revive the Aft, intituled


of Btirgeffes,

An Ad'

for giving a Salary to the

Speaker

of the

was read a fecond Time. That the Bill be ingroffed. A Memorial of the Court of Direftors of the Public Hofpital for Perfons of infane and difordered Minds was prefented to the Houfe, and read reprefenting that the Memorialifts, in Compliance with an Aft of the late General Affembly, took the earlieft Opportunity of executing the Truft repofed in them; that they purchafed eight Lots of Land in a retired Part of the City of Williamfburg, for one hundred and twelve Poimds, and agreed with an Undertaker to build fuch an Houfe as they judged would beft anfwer the Purpofe a Plan of which, with the Articles, is ready to be laid before this Honourable Houfe that it is hoped the Work, wherein a confiderable Progrefs is already made, will be finifhed by the Time limited and further reprefenting, that the Memorialifts, finding that what they fuppofed to be the Defign of the Affembly could not be effefted without exceeding the Sum allowed by the Aft, at firft inclined to make up the difference by Subfcriptions, but conceiving that might be deemed improper, engaged at all Events
Ordered,
; ; ; ;

se

that the whole

Money

requifite fhould
;

be paid, intending to lay their Proceedings before

this Honourable Houfe and further reprefenting, that befides the Coft of the Ground, and of the Building, when finifhed, amounting in the whole to about fixteen hundred Pounds, it will be neceffary to inclofe a Garden and Yards for Patients to walk and take the Air in and that a Keeper and Matron muft be employed, and other incidental Charges will accrue, which are not provided for by Law and therefore humbly fubmitting it to the Confideration of the Houfe to make further Provifion and Eftablifhments as they may think proper and neceffary to enable the Court to carry the laudable Intention of the Affembly into complete Execution. Ordered, That the faid Memorial be referred to the Confideration of a Committee of the whole Hotife. Refolved, That this Hotife will, upon Wednefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee
;
;

of the whole Houfe, to confider of the faid Memorial.

The Houfe was moved that the Order, made upon Saturday, the
George,

fifteenth

day

of

this Inftant, that the Petitions of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Stafford,

King

and Weftmor eland, for reforming the Boundaries of the faid Counties, refpeftnve. and the Petitions of divers Inhabitants of the Counties of Richmond, and Weftmoreland, in Oppofition thereto, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propo_ fitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof and report the fame^ with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe, might be read. And the fame being read accordingly
ly,
; ,

Ordered
Hening, VIII,
p.

394

Ordered, That the faid Order be difcharged. Several Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Beckford, in the County of Frederick, praying, that the faid County may be divided into two Counties and alfo
;

Several Petitions of the Inhabitants of the County of Frederick, praying that the faid County may be divided into three Counties; and alfo

A Petition of the
Were

Inhabitants of the

Town

of Winchefter, in the

County

of Frederick,

praying that the faid County


Ordered,

may be divided

into three Counties

and read. That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and refeverally prefented to the Houfe,
;

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

by

A Bill to enable Henrietta Marmillod to fell and difpofe of the Eftate, deviled to her her Brother Nathaniel Walthoe, Efquire, deceafed, notwithftanding her Coverture, was read a fecond Time.
Refolved,

That the Bill be committed to M"' Edmund Pendleton, M'' Treafurer, Lewis Burwell,oi James City, M'' Digges, M' N elfon, Harwood, Langhorne,W Baffett, and M"' Dandridge. M"" Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to repeal one Claufe of the A(5l of Affembly, intituled An Ad' for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands, and for preventing unlawful hunting and ranging; and the fame was received, and read the

firft
87

Time.
Refolved,

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That M"" David Mafon have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe, till Wednefday Sevennight. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more fpeedy and eafy Adminiftration of Juftice; and that M'' Edmund Pendleton, M"' Bland, M' Henry Lee, M'
Ordered,

Harrifon,
M''

Digges, do prepare and bring in the fame. Henry Lee, Wilfon, and M'' Marfhall be added to the Committee for Religion, and to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That M"' Henry Lee be added to the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions. Ordered, That M'' Scott, Bowyer, Jofeph Cabell, and M'' Macdowel be added to the Committee of Public Claims. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

White,

W Carrington, and M'


That
M''

M''

Treafurer, M.^ Jofeph Jones, M"" Fleming, M"' Carr, M"' Holt, M"' Dandridge,

Ordered,

I3ues6aY,

tb<^

25tb of l^ebruarY. 12 (Beor^e


's

III

1772.
through the firft Time.

MR
M''

Treafurer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for cutting a

navigable Canal from Archer 's Hope Creek to Queen

Creek,

City of William fburg; and the fame was received, and read the

Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for further continuing and amending the Adl, intituled An Ad' for increafing the Reward for killing Wolves within certain Counties, to he paid by the refpedive Counties wherein the Services

and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for continuing the Adl, intituled An Ad^ for reimburfing the Inhabitants of King WiUiam and Hanover Counties the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M' William Cabell have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for a Fortnight. M^
fhall be performed;

Refolved,

Hening, V.

p. 408.

Ibid, VIII, p. 147.

Ibid, VIII, p. 407-

i88]

M' Bland reported, from the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, to whom feveral Petitions were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid Petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon.which they had diredled him to report to the Hoiife and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as
;

followeth, viz.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of the Inhabitants of the County of Mecklenburg, praying that the Importation of Tobacco from North Carolina to this Colony may be prohibited, or reftrained, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of divers Freeholders and Inhabitants of Lunenburg County, praying that a Duty may be impofed upon Tobacco brought into this Colony from Carolina, and that the Valuerof Gold and Silver may be railed, be reje<5led. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Lunenburg Coimty, as prays a Repeal of that Part of the Adt for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms.which allows the Purchafers of Tobacco to have the fame reviewed, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Refidue of the faid Petition, praying that the Owners of Tobacco, unjid!tly, refufed may have a Review, as
Refolved,

well as the Purchafer,

is

reafonable.

The two firft Refolutions of the Committee being read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Hotife. The third Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time And the Queftion being put that the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the
faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

**

and Inhabitants of Lunenburg County,as prays a Repeal of that Part of the Adt for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majefty 's Cuftoms, which allows the Purchafers of Tobacco to have the fame reviewed, is reafonable. Ordered, That the faid Refolution do lie upon the Table. The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee being read a fecond Time And the Queftion being put that the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the
Refolved,

That

fo

much

of the Petition of the Freeholders

faid Refolution
It paffed in the Negative.

unjuftly refufed,

That the Refidue of the faid Petition, praying that the Owners of Tobacco, may have a Review as well as the Purchafer, be rejedled. M' Treafurer reported, from the Committee for Religion, to whom feveral Petitions were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid Petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth,
Refolved,
;

viz.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions of ftmdry Inhabitants of the Counties of Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Suffex, and Amelia, of the Society of Chriftians called Baptifts, praying that they may be treated with the fame kind Indulgence, in religious Matters, as Quakers, Prefbyterians, and other Proteftant

Diffenters enjoy, fo far as they relate to allowing the petitioners the fame Toleration, in Matters of Religion, as is enjoyed by his Majefty 's diffenting Proteftant Subjedls of
Great-Britain, under different Adls of Parliament,
is

reafonable.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of the Veftry of Frederick Parifh, in the County of Frederick, praying that Commiffioners may be appointed to afcertain the prefent Value of a Church and two Chapels in the faid Petition mentioned, and that the faid Parifh of Frederick may not be charged with more than

a Proportion of the Simi the Church exceeds the two Chapels

in Value, is reafonable.

The

i89]
upon the Queftion
;

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

Ordered,

That a

Bill

the Committee for Religion do prepare


M""

or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolutions and that and bring in the fame.

Bland reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Petition of Cornelius Thomas, praying that fo much of the A(5l of General Affembly, made in the fifth Year of the Reign of his prefent Majefty, as eftablifhed a Ferry over the Fluvanna River, from the Land of the Petitioner, in the County of Amherft, to the Land of Nicholas Davies, in the County of Bedford, may be repealed, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid petition, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had dire(5ted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition is reafon; ;

able.

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon,
agreed to by the Houfe.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution; and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in the fame. The Order of the Day being read Refolved, That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the

whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for eftablifhing a Town on the Land adjoining to the Court-Houfe of Botetourt County; and that M'' Edmund Pendleton, and M"' Bowyer, do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Religion, that they do inquire into the State of the eftablifhed Religion in this Colony, and Report the fame, as it fhall appear to them, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Bowyer be added to the Committee for Religion. M'' Eyre prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to repeal Part of an Adl, paffed in the thirty-fecond Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Ad^ of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for better regulating the Eledlion of Veftries and that M"" Henry Lee, and M'' Richard Henry Lee, do prepare and bring in the
;

fame.

Petition of Daniel

Hamlin was prefented

to the Houfe,

and read;

fetting forth,

that his Negro Man Slave Patriot, having attempted to Murder his Miftrefs, and dangeroufly wounded her, ran away, and was outlawed, and afterwards killed himfelf and
;

praying the Houfe to


Ordered,
of

make him

a reafonable Satiffadtion for the faid Slave.

That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.

^^zhmsba^.

t^e

26t^ of 'DFebruarf. 12 (Beorge

IIL

1772.
for

Richard Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill vefting in Truftees certain Lands, whereof William Booth, Gentleman, Elizabeth his Wife, are feifed in Fee Tail, to be fold, and for laying out Money arifmg from the Sale in purchafing other Lands, to be fettled to lame Ufes and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
;

MR
Hening,

and
the the

Rejolved,

That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time.

A
II. p. 458.

I90

and feveral Perfons of the Coimty of Surry, and of feveral Perfons of the Town of Cobham, and others,whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hovife, and read fetting forth, that, in Purfuance of an A&, of General Affembly, made in the third Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled j4n Ad^ for Ports, fifty Acres of Land, on the lower Side of Gray's Creek, were purchafed by the faid County, and vefted in Tniftees, and laid off into Lots for a Town, called Cobham, and that Perfons have bought, and entered for and made Improvements upon many of the faid Lots but their Titles are difputed, it being doubtful whether the Truftees under whom they Claim, having been appointed by the Court of the faid County to fucceed fuch as removed, or were difabled by Age and Infirmity to execute the Office, had Power to A&,; and praying that fuch Titles may be confirmed, upon reimburfing Proportions of the Purchafe Money; that the Lots undifthe County due pofed of may be vefted in Trviftees for the Purpofes and imder the Conditions mentioned in the faid Adl; and that fuch Truftees may be empowered to perpetuate their Succeffion, and to make Orders for the regular building the Hovifes, and for repairing the Streets of the faid Town and moreover praying that it may not be lawful to eredl or M to continue Wooden Chimnies, or to keep Swine going at large in the faid Town, and that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from thence, inftead of Crouche's Creek to Jameftount. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and rePetition of the Magiftrates
; ; ; ;

port the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee, to
Henrietta Marmillod to
fell

whom

the

Bill,

to enable

and

difpofe of the Eftate devifed to her

Nathaniel Walthoe, Efquire, deceafed,

by her Brother, notwithftanding her Coverture, was committed,

that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had direfted him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without
;

any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk 's Table. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. Lewis Burwell, of Ordered, That M' Richard Henry Lee, M'' Francis Lightjoot Lee, James City, M"" Nelfon, M^ Fitzhugh, and M'' Cary be added to the Gentlemen, who were appointed to prepare, and bring in a Bill, for the more fpeedy and eafy Adminiftration
;

of Juftice.

Ordered,
Religion.

That

M''

Fitzhugh and

M"'

Jofeph Jones be added to the Committee for

Petition of the Veftrymen of the Parifh of Saint Martin, in the Coimties of Hanand Louifa, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Inhabitants of the faid Parifh are defirous of choofmg Veftrymen and therefore praying, that an Adl may paf s to empower them to do f o. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M' Carr do prepare, and bring in the fame. M'' Harrifon prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, to continue an Adl, intituled An Ad' to continue and amend an Ad, intituled An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads made for laying a Duty upon Liquors into one Ad; and the fame was received, and over
; ; ;

read the

firft

Time.

be read a fecond Time. M' Harrifon prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, to continue an Adl, intituled An Adi for eftablifhing Pilots, and regulating their Fees; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Robert Ruffin was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner, at great Trouble and Expence, hath reclaimed a large Marfh, through which a Caufey leads to his Ferry and that he is apprehenfive of confiderable Damage from Hogs, whofe Accefs to his faid Marfh cannot be prevented without expenfive Inclofures; and therefore praying, that he may be permitted to conftrudl a Gate on his high Land, contiguous to his faid Marfh, for Travellers to pafs through to the faid Ferry.
Refolved,
Bill
;

That the

Ordered
'

Hening,

III, p. 53.

Ibid, VIII, p. 335.

Ibid, VII, p. 580.

191

Ordered,

of propofitions

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of feveral Perfons of the Parifh of Southam, in the County of Cumberland, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read;
is large, and the Tithables therein numerous; and fame may be divided, by a Line, beginning at the Mouth of Muddy Creek, on James River, and running to Swan 's Road, at Roberts 's Race Ground, and along Swan 's Road to Buckingham Road, and from thence t6 the Mouth of Swan 's Creek on Appomattox River, or by fome other convenient Line, that will leave an equal

fetting forth, that the faid Parifh

therefore praying, that the


rti

Number

of Tithables in

each Parifh.

Ordered,
for Religion
their
;

That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with That the

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Refolved,

Sum

of twenty-five
till

for his Salary as Organift, to continue

be paid to Peter Pelham the End of the next Seffionof GeneralAffembly.


to the Council,

Pounds per

Annum

Ordered,

That M' Nelfon do carry the Refolution


the

and

defire their

Concurrence.

Cumberland, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioner's Fences, by which he made a Lane through his Plantation, in the faid County, to Micheaux' s Ferry, had been lately carried away by the great Frefh, and that the Petitioner has very little Timber to renew the faid Fences and therefore praying, that an Adl may pafs, empowering him to ere(5t and keep a Gate acrofs the Road to the faid Ferry. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An engroffed Bill, for further continuing the A<51, intituled An A(S" for appointing
Petition of Jacob Micheaux, of
of
;
;

County

a Treafurer, was read the third Time.


Refolved,
the

That the

Bill

do pafs and that the


;

Title be

An

Ad',

for further continuing

Ad,

intituled

An Ad for appointing a
M"'

Treafurer.
Bill to the Council,

Ordered,

That

Richard Henry Lee do carry the


to revive the A<51, intituled

and

defire

their Concurrence.

An

engroffed
the

Bill,

An Ad^

for giving a Salary to the

Houfe of Burgeffes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be. An Ad*, to revive the Ad, intituled an Ad for giving a Salary to the Speaker of the Houfe of Burgeffes. Ordered, That M"' Richard Henry Lee do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire
Speaker of
their Concurrence.
M''

Treafurer prefented to the Houfe, from the Court of Directors of the Hofpital

for the Reception of Ideots, Lunatics,

and perfons

of infane

and difordered minds, a

Plan of the faid Hofpital,together with the Articles of Agreement, for building the fame, between Benjamin Powell, of the one Part, and the faid Court of Diredlors, of the other
Part.

Ordered,
tion of
orial of the

That the faid Plan and Articles the Committee of the whole Houfe, to

of

Agreement be referred to the Confiderais

whom it

referred to conlider of the

Mem-

Court of Diredlors of the Public Hofpital, for Perfons of infane and difordered Minds. A Petition of John Taliaferro was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the Place called Hackley's, belonging to the Petitioner, in the County of King George, is very convenient for a Ferry; and therefore praying, that the Ferry, which was formerly kept from thence, over Rappahannock River, to the Land of the Honourable Richard Corbin, Efquire, in the County of Caroline, may be re-eftablifhed. Ordered
;

>

Hening, VIII.

p. 2ii.

Ibid, VIII, p. 588.

Ibid, VIII. p. 394-

"

Ibid, VIII, p. 587-

192

of

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
Ordered,
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotafe. A Petition of William Bruce, and David Bronaiigh, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Morton 's Warehotifes, in the County of King George, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting
;

forth, that, in the Year 1770, the Petitioners loft out of the faid Warehoufes, without any Negledt or other Default in them, one thoufand Eight hundred and forty-eight Potmds of Tobacco, for Part of which they have been obliged to pay after the Rate of twenty-five Shillings, and for the Refidue after the Rate of twenty-two Shillings and fix Pence, per Hundred and therefore praying the Houfe to make them fuch Allowance for the fame as fhall appear juft. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of William Bruce and William Harrifon, Infpe(5lors of Tobacco at Gibfon 's and Morton 's Warehoufes, in the Coimty of King George, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that, in the Year 1771, the Petitioners loft out of the faid Warehotifes three thoufand one hundred and forty Pounds of Tobacco, which they believe to have been ftolen and further fetting forth, that, in the Month of May laft, twenty eight Hogfheads of Tobacco, in the Houfes at Morton's were fo damaged by heavy
;

's, that fifteen hundred and fixty-eight Pounds of Tobacco were deftroyed; and that the Owners of Part of the faid Tobacco have refufed to receive it, and one of them hath brought an Adtion againft the Petitioners, and therefore praying Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and Report the fame,

Rains, whiKt the Petitioners attended at Gibfon

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hovife. Ordered, That the Order of the Day, for the Houfe to refolve itfeH into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech, be DOW read. And the faid Order being read accordingly The Houfe refolved itfelf into the faid Committee. M"^ Speaker left the Chair. M' Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M"' Speaker refumed the Chair. M"^ Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Matters referred to them, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk 's Table, where the fame were read, and
are as followeth,
viz.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that a Committee be appointed to view the Lands on both Sides of James River from Weftham, to the navigable Water below the Falls and that they make an exadl Survey of the faid Lands, and return a Plan thereof, with an Eftimate of the Expence of making a navigable Canal, for the
;

Paffage of Boats, through the fame, to the next General Affembly.


Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that to remove the Seat of Government, to a Place more central and convenient to the People, will be a great Eafe and Relief to them, in Point of Expence and Trouble, and be a Means of faving much Labour

be otherwife ufefully employed, in increafing the Riches and Commerce of the Colony, and therefore will be a Public Benefit. Refolved, That this Committee doth willingly concur with the Lower Houfe of Affembly of Maryland in the Expediency of building a Light-Houfe on Cape Henry, in this Colony and it is the Opinion of this Committee, that Commiffioners be appointed to proceed to eredl fuch Light-Houfe as foon as the Affembly of Maryland fhall pafs an A<S;, of the fame Import with the Adl to be paffed by the General Affembly of this Colony,
that
;

may

for that Ptorpofe.

Refolved

193

the Opinion of this Committee, that a Sum, not exceeding fix thoufand Pounds, be paid, by the Treafurer of this Colony, to the faid Commiffioners,
Refolved,
it is

That

them to carry on the faid Building and that a Duty be laid on the Tonnage and other Veffels, coming into this Colony, other than from Alaryland, to repay fo much as fhall be expended in ere(5ling the faid Light-Houfe, and to provide a proper Fund for lighting and fupporting the fame. The fir ft Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The fecond Refolution being read a fecond Time And the Queftion being put that the Houfe doth agree with the Committee in the
to enable
;

of all Ships,

faid Refolution

The Houfe divided. The Noes went forth. Teller for the Yeas M'
Teller for the

N elfon

34
25

Noes M' Edmund Pendleton


in the Afifirmative.

So

it

was refolved

The fubfequent Refolutions of the Committee being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the firft and fecond Refolutions and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in
;

the fame.

That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the third and fourth Refolutions and that the Committee of Trade do prepare, and bring in the fame. The other Order of the Day being read Refolved, That this Houfe will, Tomorrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider of the Memorial of the Court of Directors for the Public Hofpital for Perfons of infane and difordered Minds. A Bill to repeal Part of an A(5l, paffed in the thirty-fecond Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Ad' of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. A Petition of John Hancock and Margaret his Wife, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that the faid John is feifed, in Fee Tail, of three himdred and feventy Acres of Land in the Parifh of Detttngen and County of Prince William, called the Deep Hole Trad, and is feifed in Fee Simple, in Right of his faid Wife, of four hundred and fifty Acres of Land, in the County of Amherft; and that it will be greatly to the Advantage of their Iffue, and more to the Advantage of the Wife, who is confenting thereto, if the faid four hundred and fifty Acres of Land, with certain Slaves, be fettled in Lieu of the faid three hundred and feventy Acres and therefore praying, that an Adl may paf for that Purpofe, and for vefting the laft mentioned Tradl of Land in the faid John Hancock in Fee Simple. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M' Henry Lee do prepare, and bring in the fame. A 5x7/ to repeal one Claiife of the Adl of Affembly, intituled ^fz Ad' for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands, and for preventing unlawftd hunting and ranging, was
Ordered,
;

read a fecond Time.

be engroffed. faid Bill be read the third Time, upon Wednefday next. A Petition of feveral Perfons, of the County of New Kent, whofe Names are therexmto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Union of Littlepage 's and Waddy 's Infpedlions is extremely inconvenient and therefore praying that the fame may be feparated. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
Ordered,
Bill
;

That the Ordered, That the

the

Hening,

11,

p.458.

Ibid, V. p. 408.

194

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Bill for further continuing and amending the Adl,


the

intituled

An Ad^

for increafing

Reward

for killing Wolves, within certain Counties, to he paid by the refpedive Counties

wherein the Services fhall be performed, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee of
Grievances.

Proportions and

Bill for continuing the Adl, intituled

An Ad'

for reimburfing the Inhabitants of

W Smith,
A

King William and Hanover Counties the Expence of clearing Pamunkey River, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M"' Edmund Pendleton, Patrick Henry,

and

M"" Aylett.

Canal from Archer's Hope Creek to Queen's Creek, through the City of Williamfburg, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.
Bill for cutting a navigable

Refolved,

That

this Hoiofe will,

Tomorrow,

refolve itfelf into a

Committee

of the

whole Houfe upon the faid Bill. And then the Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning,

eleven of the Clock.

I3bur56a^.

tl)e

27t^ of IrzhrxKav^, 12 (Beor^e

III.

X772.

A
tuled

Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took his Place in
the Houfe.

M'' Bland reported to the Houfe, that the Governor, having been waited upon, purfuant to the Order of Monday laft, to know his Pleafure, when he would be attended by this Houfe, had been pleafed to appoint to be attended Tomorrow, in the Council Chamber.

That Leave be given to bnng in a Bill, to amend and explain an Acft, inticoncerning Water Mills; and that the Committee of Proportions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. M' Treafurer prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for extending the
Ordered,

An Adi

Benefit of the feveral Adts of Toleration to his Majefty's Proteftant Subjeds, in this

Colony, diffenting from the Church of England; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
Refolved,

That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time.

A Petition of feveral Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Parifh of Dale, in the County of Chefterfield, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that there is no other Parifh in the faid County, and that there are four Churches, and more than three thoufand Tithables in it and praying that the
;
;

be divided into two Parifhes, by Falling Creek, from the Mouth thereof to Col. Cary 's Mill-Dam, thence by the Road to the Bridge over Swift Creek, near the Court-Houfe, and thence by the faid Road to the Mouth of Winterpock Creek.
faid Parifh

may

Ordered,
for Religion
;

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with was prefented to the Houfe, and read
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Petition of William Rind, Printer,

fetting

forth, that his Salary, as Printer to the Public, will expire at the
;

End

of this Seffion of

Affembly and therefore praying, that the fame may be further continued. Refolved, That the Sum of four hundred and fifty Pounds per Annum, be allowed to William Rind, Printer, to continue to the End of the next Seffion of General Affembly, as a full Confideration for printing the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, and the Laws of each Seffion, and fending as many Copies of the Laws to the County Court
"

Hening, VIII,

p. 147.

Ibid, VIII, p. 407.

Ibid, VI, p. 55.

195]

Court Clerks, as there are adling Juftices in the Commiffion, in each refpedtive County, is to be Half Bound, for the Ufe of the Court, and ten to the Clerks of the Courts of Huftings, in the City of Williamfburg, and Borough of Norfolk, and

and one other, which

and Books, Proclamations, and Public Advertifements. Richard Henry Lee do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.
printing Infpecflors Receipts,
Ordered,

That

M"'

That M'' Riddick be added to the Gentlemen, who were appointed to preand bring in a Bill for the more fpeedy and eafy Adminiftration of Juftice. Ordered, That M'' Moore be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. M' Edmund Pendleton reported from the Committee of Privileges and Eledions, to whom the Petition of feveral Freeholders of the County of Henrico, complaining of an undue Election and Return of Members to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County, was referred, that the Committee had further examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had direcTted him to report the fame, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as
Ordered,
pare,
; ;

followeth, viz.
It appears to your Committee, that M'' George Cox was appointed Sheriff of the faid County by Commiffion, dated the 28"> of Odober, 1769, and was fwom into Office on the 6*'' of November following that the Writ for the laf t Election of Burgeffes for the faid County came to the Hands of the faid George Cox, on the 4"" Day of November, 1 7 7 1 who, on the fame Day, appointed the Ele(5lion to be made on the 29''' of the fame Month, and fent Copies of the Writ and Appointment to the Readers of the feveral Churches (the Minifter being out of the Parifh) who publifhed the fame on the Sunday following; that there being no Court held for the faid County in the faid Month of November, to qualify the fucceeding Sheriff and it being fuppofed that the faid Cox could not make the Election on the Day appointed, as his two Years would expire before that Time, M"' Cox, by Advice of others, and Confent of all of the declared Candidates, on the i?"* of November, altered the Day of Eledlion to the 6* of December, with a View that the fucceeding Sheriff might, in the mean Time, be qualified, and take the Eledtion, Notice of which Alteration was publifhed in each Church in the Coimty that on the 2nd Day of December, M"" Wilkinfon, the fucceeding Sheriff, was duly fwom into Office, and proceeded to the Eledtion on the 6*'', having firft procured the Confent of all the Candidates prefent, that he might fo proceed; that M' Adams, and M'' Randolph, upon the Poll, taken in a fair and tifual Manner, had the greateft Number of Votes, and were returned as duly eledled. It appears to the Committee, that many Freeholders were abfent on the Day of Eledlion, but that it was more probably occafioned by the Badnefs of the Weather than the Want of
; ,
,

Notice of the
Refolved,

Day
That

laft

appointed.
to the following Refolution

Whereupon the Committee came


it is

M'^ Adams, and M' Randolph, are not duly eledted to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County of Henrico. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Hoiofe. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling of Biorgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Henrico, in the Room of M' Richard Adams and M' Richard Randolph, whofe Eledtion was illegal and that M' Cary do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions, to whom the Petition of M'' Samuel DuVal, praying that the Poll taken at the Eledlion of Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Henrico, may be examined, and that the Petitioner may be declared duly eledled a Burgefs for the faid County, was referred, be dif charged from proceeding upon the faid Petition. And the faid Petition was, by Leave of the Houfe, withdrawn.

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid

196]
Town
of Suffolk

Bill to

prevent Hogs and Goats going at large in the

was read a ^

fecond Time.
Ordered, Ordered,
till

That the Bill be engroffed. That M'' Watkins have Leave to be abfent from the Service That

of this

Honfe

Tomorrow Sevennight.
Ordered,
till

M'' Edmund Pendleton have Leave to be abfent from the Service of Thurfday next. M"' Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the petition of Daniel Hamlin was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had diredled him to report the fame, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe, and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as foUoweth,

this Hoiife

viz.

appears to your Committee, by the Depofitions of Miller Woodfon, and Daniel Hamlin, jun. that they, the faid Deponents, were, about the 6*'> of Odoher, 1770, at the Hovife of Daniel Hamlin, the Petitioner, and faw the Wife of the faid Petitioner lying on a Bed, who appeared to be in great Diftrefs, her Head and Arm being much bruifed, and ver}' bloody, who informed them that it was occalioned by a Negro, known by the Name of Parriot, the Property of her Hufband that, from the appearance of the Wound, together with the Defcription fhe gave of the Weapon with which it was made, they, the faid Deponents, fufpedled the faid Negro had attempted to murder her; that about the
It
;

February following, they, the faid Deponents, being again at the Houfe of the Petitioner, were condudled, by one of the Family, to a Place in the Woods, a fmall Diftance from the Houfe, where, it was fuppofed, the faid Negro Parriot had hanged himfelf that they there faw a human Scull, with feveral other Members of the Body, which they fuppofed were the Remains of the faid Negro Parriot that at the place where the Bones were found the faid Deponent Daniel faw fome wearing Apparel, which he well knew belonged to the faid Negro Parriot; and further, that he difcovered the faid
20"" of
; ;

before he was

he was duly outlawed, and believed the faid Outlawry was made his Mafter's Family to be dead. It further appears to your Committee, by the Depofitions of Henry Hamlin, and Thomas Roberts, that about the 6"' of Odober, 1770, they, the faid Deponents, being fent for, came to the Hoiife of the Petitioner, and faw his Wife much wounded on her Head, and one of her Arms broke that they were informed by the Petitioner, that he faw his Negro Parriot wound his faid Wife, and immediately nm away and that he has not fince been heard of but from the Suppolition of his having hanged himfelf It further appears to your Committee, by the Depofitions of John Rowlett, and Stephen Neal, that they, the faid Deponents, were, in the Month of February laft, fent for by the Petitioner to fee a Negro of his who had hanged himfelf; that at the Place where it was fuppofed he was hanged, they faw the Bones and Cloathing of a Perfon whom, from the faid Cloathing they believed to be the Slave that they heard outlawed at Church, as a Runaway, belonging to the Petitioner. Whereupon the Committee came to the following Refolution Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition be rejedted. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider of the Memorial of the Court of Diredlors, for the Public Hofpital, for Perfons

Negro not

till

after

known by

of infane

and difordered Minds. M' Speaker left the Chair. M'' Bland took the Chair of the Committee.
M''

Speaker returned the Chair. Bland reported from the Committee, that they had come to a Refolution, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place,
M"'
;

and

197

and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that a Sum of Money, not exceeding eight hundred Pounds, be paid by the Treafurer, upon the Governor 's Warrant, to the Court of Diredlors of the Hofpital for Ideots, Lunatics, and Perfons of infane and dif ordered Minds, to be by them laid out in finifhing the faid Hofpital, and making proper Inclofures for the Patients to walk, and take the Air in. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. An engroffed Bill, to enable Henrietta Marmillod to fell and difpofe of the Eftate
;

devifed to her
Refolved,

by her

Brother, Nathaniel Walthoe, Efquire, deceafed, notwithftanding

her Coverture, was read the third Time.

Marmillod

to fell

That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be An Ad' to enable Henrietta and difpofe of the Eftate devifed to her by her Brother, Nathaniel Walthoe,
M"^

Efquire, deceafed, notwithftanding her Coverture.


Ordered,

That

Richard Henry Lee do carry the

Bill to

the Council, and defire

their Concurrence.

A Bill for extending the Benefit of the feveral Adls of Toleration to his Majef ty 's Proteftant Subjedls in this Colony, diffenting from the Chiu-ch of England, was read a
fecond Time.
Refolved,

That the

Bill

be committed to the Committee for Religion.

A Bill to continue an A(5l, intituled An Ad' to continue and amend an Ad, intituled An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads, made for laying a Duty upon Liquors, into one Ad,
was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee of Trade. The other Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill for cutting a navigable Canal from Archer 's Hope Creek to Queen 's Creek, through the City
of Williamfburg.
M''
M"'

Speaker

left

the Chair.

Bland took the Chair of the Committee. M'' Speaker refumed the Chair. M' Bland reported from the Committee, that they had gone through the Bill, and made an Amendment thereunto which they had direfted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Clerk's Table; where the Amendment was twice read, and, upon the Queftion put thereupon, was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be engroffed. M"^ Bland reported from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had examined the Matter of feveral Petitions to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to Report to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petitions of the Inhabitants of the Town of Winchefter, and County of Frederick, praying that the faid County may be divided into three Counties, are reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Beckford, in the County of Frederick, praying that the faid County may be divided into two Counties, be rejedled. The faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
;

Ordered
Hening, VIII,
p. 627.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 335.

198

Ordered,

That a

Committee

of Propofitions

And

then the

be brought in puriuant to the flrft Refolution; and that the and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.
Bill

Trl6aY. t^e 26tb of Tebruar?. 12 (B^or^e

III

1772.

MR
M''

fuant

Bland, from the Committee of Correfpondence, prefented to the Houfe, purto their Order, the Letters which have paffed between Edward

Montagu, Efquire, late Agent for this Colony, and the faid Committee, fmce the ift Day of November, in the Year of our Lord 1769. Ordered, That the faid Letters do lie upon the Table, to be perufed by the Members of the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Le Grand have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
for a Fortnight.

Bland reported, from the Committee of propofitions and Grievances, that the Committee had examined the Matters of feveral petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table, where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of Robert Rufjin, praying that he may be empowered by Law to eredl a Gate acrofs the Public
;

Road

leading to the faid Ruffin's Ferry,


it is

is

reafonable.

Refolved, That

the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of Jacob Mich-

eaux, praying that he

may be empowered by Law to eredl


is

a Gate acrofs the public

Road

leading to the faid Micheaux 's Ferry,

reafonable.

The

faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond

Time, were, upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.

That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolutions, and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, to enable Richard Bland, Efq to eredl a Gate or Gates upon the main Road leading through his Land, upon Bennet 's Creek, in the County of Nanfemond. A Claim of Henry Riddick, late Sheriff of the Covmty of Nanfemond, for three hundred and fixty Pounds of Tobacco, which were levied on John Arrington, and John Stockdale, but which he never received, the Debtors having removed to Carolina, and left no Eftate in this Colony to fatiffy the fame, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee of Public Claims, that they do allow the faid Claim in the Book of Public Claims. M'' Bland reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for further continuing and amending the A(5l, intituled An Ad' for increafing the Reward for killing Wolves
Ordered,
;

within certain Counties,


performed,

to

be paid by the refpedive Counties wherein the Services fhall be

was committed, that the Committee had diredled him to report the Bill tothe Houfe, without any Amendment and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk 's Table, Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. An engroffed Bill to repeal Part of an Adl, paffed in the thirty-fecond Year, of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Ad" of free and general Pardon Indemnity, and Oblivion, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs; and that the Title be, An Ad^ to repeal Part of an Ad, paffed in the thirty-fecond Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled An Ad of free and general Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion. Ordered, That M"' Eyre do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Concurrence.
;

Hening, VIII,

p.

147

Ibid

II, p.

458.

Not recorded

as a law.

199

their Fees,

an Adl, intituled An Ad' for eftahlifhing Pilots, and regulating was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. An engroffed Bill to prevent Hogs and Goats going at large in the Town of Suffolk,
Bill to continue
;

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the
Goats going at large in the
Ordered,
rence.

Title be,

An Ad'

to

prevent

Hogs and

Town

of Suffolk.
Bill to

That M' Riddick do carry the


Bill for

the Council, and defire their Concur-

An engroffed
Refolved,
it

cutting a navigable Canal from Archer's

Hope Creek

to Queen

's

Creek, through the City of Williamfburg,

was read the third Time.

do pafs and that the Title be. An Ad^ for cutting a navigable Canal front Archer 's Hope Creek to Queen 's Creek, through the City of Williamfburg. Ordered, That M'' Treafurer do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their Con-

That the

Bill

currence.
Ordered,

That

M"'

Carr have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe

till

Monday

Sevennight.

A Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of King Queen, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hotife, and read fetting forth, that the Petitioners fuffer great Inconvenience by the Difcontinuance of the Tobacco Infpedlion at Walkerton, and humbly propofing that fo much of the Adt of General Affembly as dif con;

&

may be repealed, and the Infpedlion revived. That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
tinued the faid Infpedlion
Ordered,
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Petition of feveral Perfons of the

County

of

King William, whofe Names are

thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Hovife, and read; fetting forth, that the petitioners fuffer great Inconvenience by the Difcontinuance of the Tobacco Infpe(5lion

and humbly propofing that fo much of the Adt of General Affembly as difcontinued the faid Infpedlion may be repealed, and the Infpedlion revived. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
at Waller
'5,
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

King was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that Land on which the Piping Tree Warehoufe ftands, and Keeper of a Public Ferry at the fame Place,which is very convenient for an Ordinary, and that he is likewife one of the Infpedlors of Tobacco at the faid Warehoufe; and
Petition of Robert
is

the Petitioner

proprietor of the

further fetting forth, that the Adl of General Affembly, prohibiting Infpedlors from keeping public Houfes, is very detrimental to him, and therefore humbly praying that this Honourable Houfe will take the particular Circumftances of his uncommon Cafe into their Confideration, and grant him fuch Relief therein as to them fhall feem jtift. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of feveral Perfons of the Parifh of St. John, in the County of King William, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Veftry of the faid Parifh are divided among themf elves by Party Spirit, which prevents their Meetings, and interrupts their proceeding in the Affairs of the Parifh, and that they are purfuing Meafures detrimental to the Parishioners; and therefore praying that the faid Veftry may be diffolved. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee for Religion and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hoiofe. Several Petitions of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties of King George
; ;

and
Hening, VI,
p. 490.
"

Ibid, VIII, p. 620.

Ibid, VIII, p. 556.

200

and

Stafford were prefented to the Houfe,

and read

fetting forth, that the aid Counties,

Form, being long and narrow, are very inconvenient, which may be by a Line running from Potowmack River to Rappahannock River; and therefore praying that the faid Counties may be divided accordingly by a Line to be made by Commiffioners. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Michael Robinfon and John Steward, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Royfton 's Warehoufe, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners have as much trouble in their Ofhce, and Infpedl nearly as much Tobacco, as the Infpedtors at Frederickfburg Warehoufe, and yet the Salaries of the Petitioners have been reduced ten Povmds and therefore humbly praying, that they may have the fame Allowance as they had formerly. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Daniel Kidd was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that, in the Year 1768, the Petitioner was fummoned by the Sheriff of Augufta County, to attend at the Capitol in Williamfhurg, as one of the Jury, upon the Trial of Robert Mactnahon, a Criminal, but that the Sheriff having omitted to infert the Petitioner's Name
in their prefent

remedied,

if

the faid Counties be divided

ao

in the Panel returned

upon the Venire Facias, although he attended according Summons, he was not allowed for it and therefore praying Relief.
;

to the

Ordered,

of Public Claims;

That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Ordered,
till

That

M"'

Roane have Leave to be abfent from the Service of

this

Houfe

this

Day

Sevennight.

A Claim of Edward Niblet, for taking up a Runaway Slave, which had been prefented
at the laft General Affembly, but

was not allowed, becaufe the Name

of the

Owner

of

the Slave was not known, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee

and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to explain and amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' prefcribing the Method of appointing Sheriffs, and for limiting the Time of their Continuance in Office, and direding their Duty therein; and that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' direding the Trial of Slaves committing capital Crimes, and for the more effedual punifhing Confpiracies and Infurredions of them, and for the better Government of Negroes, Mulattoes, and Indians, bond or free; and that the Committee of propofitions and Grievances do prepare, and bring in the fame. A Meffage from the Governor by M"' Blair.
of Public Claims;

M' Speaker, The Governor


Chamber.

is

now ready

to

receive the

Addrefs of your Houfe in the Council

Accordingly M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up and, being returned, he reported,
;

that the Houfe had attended the Governor, with their Addrefs, to which his Excellency

was pleafed
M*"

to give this Anfwer.

polite

Speaker and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I am obliged to you for your Addrefs; and as you are of Opinion that the Fees received by the Clerks of my Predeceffors

Hening, V,

p. S'S-

Ibid, IV, p. 126.

[
ceffors, for iffuing public

20I

Commiffions, were

illegal, I unll

not only take Care that

my Clerk

fhall not in future receive any, but alfo that he fhall return thofe

which he has received fince

my

Arrival in this Colony.


Refolved,

Nemine

Contradicente,

That the Sincere and grateful Thanks

of this

Houfe

be returned to his Excellency the Governor, for the kind and obliging Anfwer he was pleafed to make to the Addrefs of this Houfe.

and

That M"" Bland, M'' Harrifon, Treafurer, M"' Edmund Pendleton, M' Cary, Richard Henry Lee, do wait upon his Excellency with the faid Refolution. And then the Houfe adjourned till Tomorrow Morning eleven of the Clock.
Ordered,
M''

Satur6aY.

tlje

29tl) of 'y^hruav^, 12 (Beorge

III.

1772.

Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition William Bruce and William Harrifon, Infpedtors at Gibfon's and Morton's Warehoufes, in the County of King George, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had dire<5led him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolutions of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table; where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee, that the Houfe, in which two of the Hogfheads of Tobacco that were loft had been depofited, were infufficient that the other Hogfhead was taken out of a fufficient Houfe, with feveral more, for the purpofe of coming at fome particular Tobacco, which was wanted to be fhipped off that the Petitioners, not being able to replace them immediately, rolled them into an open Hotif e, where they remained a few Days, in which Time the faid Hogfhead of Tobacco was loft. It further appears to your Committee, that, by Means of a great Rain that fell in the Month of May laft, the Water flowed into one of the faid Warehoufes, and partly damaged thirty-nine Hogfheads of Tobacco, which lay next to the Ground that the Petitioners uncafed the fame, and feparated the good Tobacco from the bad, and found the bad to be fifteen hundred and fixty-eight Pounds. It further appears to your Committee, that Robert Gilchrift, Proprietor of fourteen Hogfheads, and Thomas Hodge, of feven Hogfheads, being Part of the thirty-nine Hogfheads of Tobacco damaged as aforefaid, have refufed to receive the fame, and that the faid Gilchrift has commenced an Adlion at Law againft the Petitioners for the Recovery of the faid fourteen Hogfheads, for which he paid at the Rate of twenty Shillings Per Cent, and that the faid Hodge paid, for the feven Hogfheads aforefaid, at the Rate of fourteen Shillings, Sterling, per Cent, and charges the Petitioners the Sums of eighteen Pence per Hogfhead, for the Difference of Infpe<5lion, and three Shillings and fix Pence, per Hogfhead, Freight. Whereupon the Committee came to the following Refolutions Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid petition, as relates to the Tobacco ftolen out of the faid Warehotifes, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid Petition, as relates to the damaged Tobacco, is reafonable and that the Petitioners ought to be allowed for the fame, at the Rate of eighteen Shillings per Cent, and the further Sum of four Pounds feventeen Shillings and fix Pence for their Trouble, in imcafing and trimming the faid thirty nine Hogfheads of Tobacco, and fecuring the good that was
of
; ;

MR

faved.

The flrft Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. The fubfequent Refolution of the Committee, being read a fecond Time;
That the faid Refolution be recommitted. That the faid Refolution be recommitted to the faid Committee to the Petition of the faid William Bruce, and William Harrifon, was referred.
Ordered,
Ordered,

whom
Mr

202

M' Bland prefented


the

to the Hotife, according to Order, a Bill for further continuing

A<5ls for better regulating


firft

and

dif ciplining the Militia

and the fame was received,

and read the


Refolved,

Time.
Bill

That the

be read a fecond Time.


b2

engroffed Bill for further continuing and amending the Adl, intituled An Ad' for increafmg the Reward for killing Wolves within certain Counties, to be paid by the refpedive Counties wherein the Services fhall be performed, was read the third Time.

An

Refolved,

That the

Bill

do pafs; and that the

Title be,

An

Ad"" for further continufor killing

ing and amending the Ad, intituled


within certain Counties,
performed.
Ordered,
to

An Ad

for increasing the

Reward

Wolves

be paid by the refpedive Counties wherein the Services fhall be

That M' Richard Henry Lee do carry the


That
M''

Bill to

the Council, and defire

their Concurrence.

Ordered,

Smith, and

M''

Edmondfon, have Leave to be abfent from the

Service of this Hoiife


M''

till

Monday

Sevennight.

Treafurer reported from the Committee for Religion, to

whom

feveral Petitions

were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid Petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of fundry Inhabitants of the upper End of the Parifh of Southam, in the Coimty of Cumberland, praying a Divifion thereof, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Dale Parifh, in the Coimty of Chefterfield, praying a DiviQon
; ;

thereof,

is

reafonable.

The

faid Refolutions being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion


;

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the

Hoiife.

That a Bill or Bills be brought in, purfuant to the faid Refolutions and that the Committee for Religion do prepare, and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M"^ Eyre have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe till Thurfday next. M' Bland reported from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Counties of King George and Stafford, praying that a new Boundary Line between the faid Counties may be made by Commiffioners, were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petitions, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had drrefted him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petitions are reaOrdered,
; ;

fonable.

The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Hotife. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution; and that M'' Alexander, M'' Jofeph Jones, M' Fitzhugh, and M' Yelverton Peyton, do prepare, and bring
in the fame.

M' Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the Petition of William Bruce, and David Bronaugh, Infpedlors at Morton 's Warehoufes, in the Covmty of King George, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition, and had diredled him to report the fame, as it appeared to them, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Hotife and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth, viz. It appears to your Committee, that, at the Time the Tobacco was loft, as fet forth in the faid Petition, the faid Warehoufes were infufficient.
;
;

Whereupon
Hening, VIII,
p. 147.
'

Ibid, VIII, p. 595.

203

Whereupon the Committee came to the following Ref olution That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Petition be rejedbed. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
Refolved,
M"'
SB

Bland prefented to the


intituled

Hotife, according to Order, a Bill for further continuing

the the

A(5l,

An ^^'

ior reducing the feveral


into one

againft Invajions
firft

and Infurredions,
Bill

Ads of Affembly for making Provifion Ad; and the fame was received, and read

Time.

Refolved,

That the

be read a fecond Time.

Petition of

Ralph Gibbs, Jofeph Laurence, Robert Laurence, Jofeph Outland, Jofiah

Outland, and Robert Laurence, Junior, of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfe-

mond, was prefented to the Hovife, and read; fetting forth, that the Petitioners refide in. and are the only Inhabitants of a Place, called Rofcow's Neck, in an extreme Part of the faid County, and that they are at a great diftance from their County Court-Houfe, and neareft Parifh Church, and have no Paffage to either of thofe Places, or indeed any other public Place, in their own County, without travelling feveral Miles through the County of Ifle of Wight, and therefore humbly praying that the faid Neck of Land may be added to the Parifh of Newport, and County of Ifle of Wight, to which the Petitioners
are

much more
Ordered,
;

convenient.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M"' Hardy and M"' Riddick do prepare, and bring in the fame. M"' Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the petitions of feveral Perfons were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as foUoweth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of Auftin Hewlet, furviving Infpedlor at Waddy's Warehoufe, in New Kent County, as relates to the Tobacco ftolen out of the faid Warehoufe, for which the petitioner has paid the Proprietor thereof, is reafonable and that he ought to be reimburfed the Sum of three Pounds and fifteen Shillings for the fame. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the faid petition, as relates to the Cofts expended by the petitioner, in defending a Suit commenced
; ;
;

againft him, for the Recover}.' of the Value of the faid Tobacco, be rejedled.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Daniel Kidd,

Trial of Robert

and attending the General Court, as a Venire Man, on the Macmahon, is reafonable; and that he ought to be allowed fix hundred and fifty Pounds of Tobacco, for the fame. The faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were, upon the Queftion feverally put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe.
to be allowed for travelling to,

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, for building a Bridge over the Weftem Branch of Nanfemond River, by Subfcription; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. An engroffed Bill, to continue an Adl, intituled An Ad^ for eftablifhing Pilots, and regulating their Fees, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs and that the Title be, An Ad^ to continue an Ad, intituled An Ad for eftablifhing Pilots, and regulating their Fees. Ordered, That M'' Harrifon do carry the Bill to the Council, and defire their ConcurM""
;

rence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning next,

eleven of the Clock.

'

Hening, VIII,

p. 514.

Ibid, VI, p. 490.

Ibid, VIII, p. 542.

204

!Jllon6aY.

t[)<i

26 of

!Jllarcl).

12 (baor^o. III 1772,

EVERAL
A(5l of

other Members having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in
then the

the Houfe.

And

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning,

eleven of the Clock.

Bue56a^.

tl)e

36 of Mlarc^. 12 (Bcorge

IIL

1772

SEVERAL other Members,


the Hoiofe.

having taken the Oaths, appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament, and repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Places in

A
;

Petition of

James

Blackwell, the yoimger,

was prefented to the Houfe,

and read fetting forth, that the Petitioner was feifed, as Tenant in Fee Tail, of a Tradl of Land, in Blackwell 's Neck, in the County of Hanover, containing about five hundred Acres, and having no Slaves, hath been obliged to fell and difpofe of the fame for
and hath agreed to exchange the Reverfion with Carter Braxton, of the King William, Efquire, for a Tra<5t of Land, in the laft mentioned Cotmty, containing two hundred and fixty Acres, and certain Negro Slaves and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs to vef t the Reverfion of the faid five hundred Acres of Land in the faid Carter Braxton, and his Heirs, and to fettle, in Lieu thereof, the faid two hundred and fixty Acres, with the Slaves af orefaid, upon the petitioner, in Fee Tail. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill pvu-fuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and that M' Treafurer do prepare, and bring in the fame. A Petition of John Robinfon, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth,that he had ferved fix years in the faid Regiment, and received feveral Wounds, which difabled him from Maintaining himfelf by his own Labour, and had been captivated by the Enemy and that he had been prevented from applying to this Hovde, with other Perfons in his Circumftances, to whom their Bounty was extended, and therefore praying Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of a Committee; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion
his Lifetime,

County

of

thereupon, to the Houfe;


referred to M"" Wafhington, M' Henry Lee, and M' Lewis. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain and amend an Adl, intituled An Ad' to oblige the Owners of Mills, Hedges, or Stops, on the Rivers therein mentioned, to make Openings or Slopes therein, for the Paffage of Fifh; and that M*^ MarfhaU do prepare, and bring in the fame. M'' Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe,according to Order, a Bill for better regulating Eledlion of Vef tries and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. the Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time.
it is

And

Ordered,

M"^ Bland prefented to the Hotife, according to Order, a Bill for further continuing the Ac5ls for the more effedlual keeping the public Roads and Bridges in Repair and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
;

Refolved,

Ordered,
for Religion.

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That M'' Wafhington and M' Francis Peyton be added to the Committee
M''
M"'

Ordered,

That Ordered, That

Wafhington be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Tabb and M' Wafhington be added to the Committee of PropofitionS

and Grievances. Ordered, That M"^ Henry Pendleton, M' Field, M'' Francis Peyton, bour, and M"' Burnley, be added to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That M' Tabb be added to the Committee of Trade.

Stith,

W BarOrdered

Hening, VIII.

p.

361.

205

Ordered,

That

M"'

Henry Pendleton, M'

Stith, M"' Field,

W Barbour, and

M""

Burnley,

be added to the Committee of Public Claims. M"' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a
66

of Frederick into three diftin(5t Counties;

Bill for dividing the County and the fame was received, and read the firft

Time.

be read a fecond Time. Houfe, that, in Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe, Roger Gregory, of the County of King William, had caufed one Holt Richefon to be arrefted, at the Suit of the faid Roger Gregory, whilft the faid Holt Richefon was attending, as a Witnefs, in a Matter depending before the Committee for Religion Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, to examine the Matter of the faid Complaint, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of David Vaughan, and William Dews, Infpedlors of Tobacco at Gloucefter Town Warehoufe, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that in the Month of September, 1770, the faid Warehoufe was broke open, and four thoufand Pounds Weight of Tobacco were ftolen therefrom, without any Negledl or Default of the Petitioners, for the Value whereof they are anfwerable to the Owners and therefore praying that that may be allowed for the faid Tobacco by the Public. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Meffage from the Council by M"" Blair.
Refolved,
Bill

That the

A Complaint being made to the

M''

Speaker,
to the Bill, intituled.

The Council have agreed

An

Adl' to revive the

A<5t,

intituled

An Adl for giving a

Salary to the Speaker of the Houfe of Burgeffes, without any


to the Bill, intituled

Amend-

ment; and alfo The Council have agreed


intituled

An

A<51 for

further continuing the Adb,

An Adl for appointing a Treafurer, without any Amendment; and alfo, The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An A&,' for further continuing and amending the Ac5l, intituled An Adl for increafmg the Reward for killing Wolves, within certain Counties, to be paid by the refpedlive Counties, wherein the Services fhall be performed, without any Amendment; and alfo. The Council have agreed to the Bill, intituled An Adl* to enable Henrietta Marmillod to fell and difpofe of the Eftate devifed her by her Brother Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq; deceafed, notwithftanding her Coverture, without any Amendment; and alfo, The Council have agreed to the Refolve for paying four hundred and fifty Pounds per Annum to William Rind, the Public Printer; and alfo. The Council have agreed to the B\\\,intituled An Adl'to prevent Hogs and Goats going at large in the Town of Suffolk, with an Amendment, to which Amendment the Council
defire the

Concurrence

of this

Houfe.

And And
Line

The Houfe proceeded


the faid
8,

then the Meffenger withdrew. to take the faid

Amendment
is

into Confideration.
viz.

Amendment was

read,

and

as followeth,

"Goat" infert "belonging to any of the Inhabitants of the faid Town. The faid Amendment, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereupon, agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Riddick do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment made by them.
after

"

A
and

Bill for vefting in Tniftees certain

Elizabeth his Wife, are feized in Fee Tail, to be fold,

Lands, whereof William Booth, Gentleman, and for laying out the Money
arifing

Hening, VIII, p. 587. Ibid, VIII, p. 620.

Ibid, VIII, p. 588

>

Ibid, VIII, p. 595.

Ibid, VIII, p. 627.

2o6

]
6

from the Sale in purchafing other Lands, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Richard Lee, M'' Thornton, M^ Ball, M' Robert Wormeley Carter, M' Francis Lightfoot Lee, M' Jofeph Jones, and M'' Fitzhugh. Ordered, That M' Wiyin be added to the Committee of Public Claims. A Bill for building a Bridge over the Weftern Branch of Nanfemond River, by Subfcription, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. A Bill for further continuing the Adl, for better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievarifing

ances.

Bill, for further

continuing the Adl intituled.

An Ad^

for reducing the fever al

Ads of Affembly for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions, into one Ad, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. Ordered, That M"^ James Henry be added to the Gentlemen, who were appointed to prepare, and bring in a Bill, for the more fpeedy and eafy Adminiftration of Juftice. Ordered, That nine of the faid Committee be a ftifficient Number to proceed on
Bufinefs.

was prefented to the Hotife, and read fetting forth, that a Tradl of Land, containing two thoiifand and three himdred the petitioner Acres, in the County of Accomack, whereon a Public Warehoufe for the Infpedlion of Tobacco ftands and that the faid Tradt of Land, on three Sides thereof, is bounded by Waters, which form a Neck about four Miles long, and one Mile broad, and, by Means of the Roads leading to the faid Warehotif e, is rendered of little Value to the Petitioner and therefore praying that an Adl may pafs to empower the Petitioner to eredl Gates
Petition of
is

John

Pitt

feifed of

acrofs the faid Roads. Ordered,

Propofitions

That the faid Petition be referred to the Conlideration of the Committee of and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife.

Petition of the Merchants, Traders,


of

and Coimty

Fairfax,

and Inhabitants of the Town of Alexandria, whofe Names are thereimto fubfcribed, was prefented to

the Hoiife, and read; alledging that the Petitioners did, in the laft Seffion of General Affembly, apply by Petition to this Houfe, fetting forth the bad Condition of the Roads from the Mountains to the Town of Alexandria, and praying the Hotife to devife fome

making the Roads more tifeful which petition was referred to the Confiderawho agreed upon a Report, and alfo came to a Refolution but the Relief propofed to be granted by the faid Refolution was not carried into Execution and reprefenting to the Houfe, that unlets fome Provifion be made in this important Affair, the Country in general, as well as the Petitioners, mtift fuffer confiderably and therefore praying the Houfe to take the Matter into Conlideration, and grant fuch Method
for
;

tion of a Committee,

Relief as fhall feem proper.


Ordered,
of Propofitions

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Bill, for

further continuing the

A(5t, for

the more effedtual keeping the Public


of Propofitions

Roads and Bridges in repair, was read a fecond Time. Refolved, That the Bill be committed to the Committee
ances.

and Griev-

M' Hardy prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for adding Part of the County of Nanfemond to the County of Ifle of Wight; and the fame was received, and
read the
firft

ei

Time.
Refolved

Hening, VIII,

p. 514.

207

Refolved,

Ordered,
till

That the Bill be read a fecond Time. That M"' Dandridge have Leave to be abfent from the Service of

this

Houfe

Friday next.

Several Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Spotfylvania, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed.was prefented to the Houfe, and read taking Notice of feveral Petitions of other Inhabitants of the faid County, formerly prefented to the Houfe,
;

letting forth, that the Petitioners

had long laboured under many Grievances from the inconvenient Situation of their Court-Houfe and praying the Houfe to make Applica;

tion to the

Commanding

Officer of the

Colony to

iffue his

Writ of Adjournment, and

appoint the Court to be held at fome Place neareft to the Center of the County; and reprefenting, that, if thofe Petitioners fhould be indulged in what they defire, it would be no Relief to them, but rather a greater Inconvenience than the one they complain

and that the Town of Frederickfburg, in which the faid Court-Houfe ftands, is the moft convenient Place for it; and therefore praying that the faid former petitions for appointing the faid Court to be held at another Place, may be reje(5led. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Bland reported from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, to whom the Complaint that, in Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe, Roger Gregory, of the County of King William, had caufed one Holt Rickefon to be arretted, at the Suit of the faid Roger Gregory, whiKt the faid Holt Richefoft was attending as a Witnefs before the Committee for Religion, was referred that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Complaint and had diredled him to report the fame, together with the Refolutions of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk 's Table where the fame was read, and is as folof,
;

io we th, viz.

cate to the feveral Veftrymen of the Parifh of Saint John, in the

communiKing William, the Copy of a petition preferred to the Houfe, for a Diffolution of the faid Veftry, and aKo the Refolutions of the Houfe thereupon, did accordingly communicate them, among
It

appears to your Committee, that

M''

Holt Richefon, being requefted to

County

of

others, to M"" Roger Gregory, a

Member of

the faid Veftry,

who

read the faid Refolutions,

and was informed, by the faid Richefon, that he, the faid Richefon, was fummoned as a Witnefs to attend the Committee of Religion, on the fecond Inftant, having received a Letter from M' Aylett, one of the Reprefentatives for the faid County of King William, that he had fent up a fummons for that Purpofe, to which the faid Gregory made anfwer, he hoped he fhould be down fooner as a Burgefs for the faid County. That fuch Stunmons, was accordingly ferved on the faid Richefon, and in Obedience thereto he did attend the faid Committee of Religion. It further appears to your Committee, that the faid M' Roger Gregory wrote the following Letter, with the Memorandum at Top, diredled to M'' John Tazewell. Roger Gregory verfus John Quarles, fenior. Cafe, Damage, 600 Same verfus James Quarles, Cafe, Damage, 70 600 Same verfus Holt Richefon, Cafe, Damage,

Sir,
If the above
to

Gentlemen fhould be in Williamfburg, as I exped, fhall be much obliged


or either of them, as above, to

to

you

commence Suit againft them,

York Court; and

as they are

weighty Suits, fhall be further oblige

them for me.

As

to you, to speak to M'' Richard Starke, to join you in foon as I hear the Suit is commenced, will furnifh you with the Accounts,

as well as fend you both your Fees.

I am.
Sir,

Your
To

very humble Servant,

M' John

Tazewell.

^logcr (BregorY.
February
29, 1772.

That

J\

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M' Everard, Writ agreeable to the Memorandum at the Head of the faid Letter, againft M"' Richefon, which was delivered to M"^ Ruffell, the Under Sheriff of the faid County, who executed the fame, and detains the faid Richefon in Cuftody; but that neither M'' Everard nor M'' Tazewell knew, that the faid Richefon was fummoned to attend the Committee as a Witnefs. It further appears to your Committee, that the faid Ruffell, the Under Sheriff, about an Hour after he had arrefted M"^ Richefon, being informed by the faid Richefon, that he was fiommoned as a Witnefs, as aforefaid, and could not be legally arrefted, applied to a Member of this Hoiife, for his Advice and Directions, who informed the faid Ruffell ^ of the ftanding Order of the Houfe, that all Witneffes attending the Committees fhould be privileged from Arrefts, but gave him no particular Advice; whereupon another Member of the Houfe told the faid Ruffell, who feemed to be under great Difficulty and Uneafinefs, that he would be anfwerable for M"^ Richefon till the Determination of the Houfe could be had thereupon and that the faid Ruffell, of his own Accord, attended, in order to be informed of fuch Determination. Upon the whole Matter, your Committee came to the following Refolutions Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Roger Gregory is guilty of a high Contempt and Breach of the Privileges of the Houfe. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that M' Thomas Everard and M' John Tazewell are not guilty of a Breach of the Privileges of the Houfe. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid William Ruffell is guilty of a Breach of the privileges of the Houfe, by detaining the faid Richefon in his Ciiftody, after he was informed, that the faid Richefon was imder the Protection of the
That, in Confequence of the faid Letter, the faid M'' Tazewell applied to

the Clerk of York,

who

iffued a

Hoiife.

The

faid Refolutions, being feverally read a fecond Time, were,

upon the Queftion

feverally put thereupon, agreed to

by the Houfe.
;

Contempt and Breach of Privilege, be taken into Cuftody of the Sargeant at Arms, attending this Houfe and that M' Speaker do iffue his Warrant accordingly. Ordered, That M'' William Ruffell be excufed, inafmuch as his Offence appears to have proceeded from the Difficulties he was under how to adl on the Occafion. Ordered, That the faid William Ruffell do forthwith difcharge the faid Holt Richefon out of Cuftody, for which this Houfe will indemnify the faid William Ruffell. Ordered, That the faid William Ruffell do forthwith difcharge John Quarles, the elder, whom, in Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe, the faid Roger Gregory had caufed to be arrefted at his Suit, whilft the faid John Quarles was attending, as a Witnefs, in a Matter depending before the Committee for Religion, out of Cuftody, for which this
Ordered, That the faid Roger Gregory, for his faid
Hotife will indemnify the faid William Ruffell.
Ordered,
till

That

M"'

Carrington have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Hoiofe


of this Inftant.
till

the twenty-fifth

Day

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

Tomorrow Morning

eleven of the Clock.

Wubmsba^,

tl)e

4tb of 5ttarcl), 12 (Beorge


,

III.

1772.

A
;

Widow, in Behalf of herfelf and her Son Benjamin Infant, prefented to the Houfe, and read ;fetting forth, that in the an was Goff, Month of January, 1770, Jack, a Negro Man Slave, belonging to the Eftate of the Petitioner's former Hufband, was committed to the Gaol of the County of Weftmoreland, charged with Felony, and was found guilty of Hogftealing; and that, during his Confinement, he was fo froftbitten, that in a few Days after his Trial he died and therefore praying, that the Houfe will allow the Petitioner the Value of the
Petition of Elizabeth Derrick, faid Slave.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the

Committee
of

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and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Richard Henry Lee reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for vefting in Truftees certain Lands, whereof William Booth, Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife are feifed in Fee Tail, to be fold, and for laying out the Money, arifmg from the Sale, in
of Public Claims;

Ml

purchafmg other Lands, to be fettled to the fame Ufes, was committed, that the Committee had examined the Allegations of the Bill, and found the fame to be true and that the Committee had dire<fted him to report the Bill to the Houfe, without any Amendment; and he delivered the Bill in at the Clerk's Table. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed. Ordered, That M"^ Mofeley have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
;

till

Monday
M""

Sevennight.
Bill to

Bland prefented to the Hoxofe, according to Order, a

of

Government to a Place more convenient fame was received, and read the firft Time.

to the Inhabitants of this Colony

remove the Seat and the


;

And

the Queftion being put, that the Bill be read a fecond

Time

The Houfe divided. The Noes went forth.


Teller for the Yeas, Teller for the Noes,

M' Charles Carter, M' Harrifon,

45 32

So

it

was refolved
of the

in the Affirmative.

The Order
an Agent;

Day being

read, for the fecond reading of the Bill for appointing

was read a fecond Time. the Bill be committed. That Refolved, Refolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole Hoiofe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, upon Friday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Hoiofe upon the faid Bill. Ordered, That all the Letters which have paffed between the Committee of Correfpondence and Edward Montagu, Efq late Agent for this Colony, fmce his Appointment The
faid Bill
;

be laid before the Houfe. Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill to empower the Corporation of the Borough of Norfolk to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants thereof, for the Purpofe therein mentioned and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Refolved, That the Bill be read a fecond Time. M' Wafhington reported from the Committee, to whom the Petition of John Robinfon late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid Petition and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table, where the Refolution of the Committee was read, and is as followeth, viz. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition is reafonable and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the Sum of five Pounds, for his prefent Relief, and the further Sum of fix Pounds, per Annum, during Life, as a Confideration for the Wounds he received, and the Hardfhips he underwent, in the Service of the Colony. The faid Refolution, being read a fecond Time, was, upon the Queftion put thereuntil the firft
M""

Day

of November, 1769,

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That the Sum of five Poimds be paid to John Robinfon, late a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment and that the Sum of fix Pounds, per Annum, be paid to the faid John Robinfon, during his Life, as a Recompence for the Wounds he received, and the Hardfhips he underwent, in the Service of his County. Ordered, That M"^ Wafhington do carry the Refolution to the Council, and defire their Concurrence. A Petition of feveral perfons, of the Coimty of Loudoun, whofe Names are thereimto lubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, that a pubUc Ferry over
;

Potowmack

2IO

Potowmack River, from the Land of the Right Honourable the Earl of Tankerville, at a Plantation in Poffeffion of John Furrow and Alexander Ream, would be very convenient; and therefore praying, that an Adl may pafs for eftablifhing a Ferry there. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of Philip Hand was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, that the petitioner was a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, and whilft he ferved as fuch, received a Wound by a Shot in his left Arm, which hath difabled him from maintaining
himfelf by his own Labour and praying Relief. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of a Committee; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe
;

M' Wafhington, Lewis, and M'' Wood. County of Nanfemond, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying that an Adl may pafs for defraying the Expence of repairing Nottoway Bridge, and of improving the Roads in the Counties of Brunfwick, Southampton, and I fie of Wight, by a Toll to be laid upon certain loaded Waggons and Carts. Ordered, That the faid petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report
it is

And

referred to M'' Rutherford,

Petition of feveral Perfons of the

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


fubfcribed,

whofe Names are thereunto was prefented to the Houfe, and read taking Notice of a petition of feveral other Perfons of the faid County, for adding that Part of the faid County which lies between the Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers to the County of Orange and fetting forth, that the propofed Alteration would deprive the County of Culpeper of a large Proportion of the Tithables thereof, and make the Form of it irregular, and that the Inconvenience complained of is common to fome of the Inhabitants of almoft every County, thofe who
;
;

A Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Culpeper,

refide in the

extreme Parts being


to that of their

in
;

many

Places nearer to the Court-Houfe of another


for the faid

County than
Alteration
to
Ordered,

own

and therefore praying that the petition

may

be rejedled.

whom

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee, the Petition of feveral Perfons of the County of Culpeper, for adding that Part
is

of the faid
of Orange

County which lies between the Rapidan and Robinfon Rivers to the Cotmty referred and that they do examine the Matter of this petition, and report
;

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of Robert Hamilton, of the County of Loudoun, was prefented to the Houfe,
and read;

bound by a Recognizance to appear at the Court of Oyer and Terminer, in the Month of June, in the Year 1767, as a Witnefs againft James Golding, charged with Felony, attended accordingly, and was examined but that his allowance for that Service was not levied and therefore praying that the fame may be levied. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Public Claims; and that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"" Cary reported from the Committee of Public Claims, to whom the petition of John Young was referred, that the Committee had examined the Matter of the faid petition, and had direc5led him to report the fame, together with the Refolution of the Committee thereupon, to the Houfe; and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table where the fame was read, and is as followeth,
fetting forth, that the petitioner having been
;
; ;

viz.

It appears to your Committee, that the Slave Mofes, in the Petition mentioned, was Runaway, and was duly outlawed; that during the Time he continued out, he was guilty of Felony and Burglary that he was apprehended, and carried before a Magif trate,

who

211

who, upon Examination, committed him to Gaol, in Order that he might be tried for the faid Offence but that, in a very short Time after the Gaoler received him, he expired,
;

<1

occafioned, as
his

was fuppofed, by the great Fatigue he underwent in endeavoring to efcape Purfuers. It further appears to your Committee that the faid Slave was worth eighty

Pounds.

Whereupon your Committee came to the following Refolution Re folved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid petition is reafonable and that the Petitioner ought to be allowed the faid Sum of eighty Poimds for the faid
Slave.

The

faid Refolution, being read a fecond

Time, was, upon the Queftion put there-

upon, agreed to by the Houfe. M"' Bland reported from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom feveral petitions were referred, that the Committee had examined the Matters of the faid Petitions, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the Report in his Place, and afterwards delivered
;

it

in at the Clerk's Table,


viz.

where the Refolutions of the Committee were read, and are as

foUoweth,

the Opinion of this Committee, that the petition of John Taliaferro, praying that the Ferry acrofs Rappahannock River, from the Landing, formerly
Refolved,
it is

That

King George, to the Land of Richard Corbin, Efq; in the be re-eftablifhed, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fo much of the Petition of the Inhabitants of Augufta County as prays that a Srnn of Money may be granted for opening a new Road over the blue Ridge of Mountains, at a Place called Craig 's Gap, between Swift Run and Rockfifh Gaps, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that fuch other Part of the faid petition, as prays the Aid of the Houfe, towards alter