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JOURNALS
of the

House

of Burgesses
of Virginia

1742--1747 1748--1749

THE LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA


RIVERSIDE

The Houfe

of Burgeffes

of Virginia

Five Hundred Copies

Printed

from Type

No. /'<3

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of the

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JOURNALS
House
of

Burgesses
of

VIRGINIA
I742-I747

I748-I749

Edited by

H. R.

McILWAINE

^(iSfe=^

RICHMOND,
M C M
I

Virginia

CONTENTS
Burgesses
vii

Introductory Note

xi
xiii

Preface
Journal, 1742 Journal, 1744 Journal, 1745
Journal, 1746 Journal, 1747 Journal, 1748

3
75

153
225

235
255

Index

411

LIBRARY BOARD VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY


ARMISTEAD
GORDON,

C.

Chairman

JOHN

W. FISHBURNE
S.

THEODORE
S. S. P.

GARNETT

PATTESON

EDMUND PENDLETON

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Burgeffes for the Allembly


of 1742-47.
Accomac
Albemarle

Henry Scarburgh'
George Douglas' Jofhua Fry
Jofeph Scott*

Goochland

Hanover
Henrico
Ifle of

William Randolph* Benjamin Cocke Robert Harris^

Amelia
Bninfwick
Caroline

Edward Booker
John Wall
Lunsford Lomax John Baylor

Wight

John Chifwell Richard Randolph John Boiling John Simmons Jofeph Gray
Lewis Burwell'o Carter Burwell George Braxton John Robinfon, Speaker
Col.

James City

Charles

Cit}-

Elizabeth Citv
Effex:

Benjamin Harrifons King & Queen Richard Kennon William Weftwood King George Merritt Sweny (Swinney) William Beverley King William

Charles Carter

Henry Turner

Thomas Weft"
James Power"

Fairfax *

James Gamett Lawrence Wafhington


Samuel Earle [Andrew?] Campbell Lewis Burwell' Beverley Whiting

Lancafter
Louifa :'}

Edwin Conway
Robert Mitchell
Charles Barrett

Frederick
Gloucefter

Middlefex

Abraham Venablc* Ralph Wormeleys Gawin Corbin


p. 128) It is

Henry Scarbvirgh died fome time before Odlober


him.

11,

1744 (fee

not certain

who

fucceeded

' On May 21, 1742, the Houle paffed a refolution to the efFe<5t that William Andrews, and not George Douglas the fitting member, had been eleAed to ferve as burgefs for Accomac (pp. 31). On the next dayi however, ferious charges were preferred againft Andrews, an inveftigation of which refulted in his being expelled the Houfe (pp. 32-33). A new eleAion was ordered (p. 53) and Mr. Douglas was reelecfled. 3 By a law paffed at the fecond feffion of this Affembly, Albemarle was formed from Goochland. It acftvially became a county on the firft of January, 1744 (old ftyle). It was reprefented firft in the third feffion of the Affembly, meeting February 20, 1745 (old ftyle). Jofhua Fry was one of its reprefentatives, but the name of the other does not clearly appear. * The eledlion of Mr. Jofeph Scott was declared void by the Houfe on Jime 5, 1742 (p. 52). A new eleAion refulted in the return of Mr. Samuel Cobbs. 5 Benjamin Harrifon died before the opening of the third feffion, and on the day of the opening the Houfe petitioned the governor to order a new election for filling the vacancy (p. 155). His fucceffor was probably William Randolph (p. 168). ' The county of Fairfax was formed from Prince William county by a law paffed at the firft feffion of this Affembly (fee p. 70, and Hening, V, 207, 208). The burgeffes from Fairfax did not take their feats until the fecond feffion of this Affembly. 7 Mr. Lewis Burwell having been appointed a member of the Council after the clofe of the firft feffion of this Affembly, the Houfe, on the day of the opening of the fecond feffion, petitioned the governor to iffue a writ for a new election (p. 77). Mr. Samuel Buckner was ele<fted to fucceed him, who, having accepted a "place of profit" under the executive branch of the government (p. 155), was fucceeded by Francis Willis. * William Randolph died (p. 155), and was fucceeded by George Carrington. 9 Robert Harris accepted the office of furveyer (p. 77), and was fucceeded by William Meriwether. ' Col. Lewis Burwell died (p. 81), and was fucceeded by Benjamin Waller. " Thomas Weft, having died (p. 77), was fucceeded by Bernard Moore. " James Power accepted the office of clerk of court (p. 77), and a new ele(!tion was afked for by the Houle. He was, however, reelecfted. '3 The county of Louifa was formed from Hanover by a law paffed at the firft feffion of this Affembly (fee p. 70, and Hening ,V, 208, 209). The burgeffes from Louifa took their feats at the fecond feffion. ' Abraham Venable was unfeated on conteft, and the conteftant, Robert Lewis, was declared to have been elected in his ftead (p. 125). '5 Ralph Wormeley having accepted an "office of profit" (p. He was, 77), a new eledtion was ordered. however, reele<5led.

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Nanfemond

Lemuel Reddick William Baker


William Baffett-* William Gray William Crawford

StafTord

Henry Fitzhugh'^
Peter

Hedgman

New Kent
Norfolk

Sun-y

John Cargill'* John Ruffin


William Hanvood
Daniel McCartys

Warwick
Weftmoreland
York:

Northampton

Samuel Boufh" Littleton Eyre Matthew Harmanfon


:

Andrew Monroe
William Nelfon'* Edward Digges Philip Ludwell

Northumberland Peter Prefley Samuel Blackwell Henry Downs'' Orange Robert Slaughter" Richard Bland" Prince George Francis Eppes William Fairfax" Prince William

Jameftown
Norfolk
Will iamfburg

John Hutchins
John Harmer"

Thomas Harrifon"
Princefs

Anne

Anthony Walke
Jacob EUigood

William

& Mary
Edward
Baradall,

College

Richmond
Spotfyhania

John Woodbridge
William Fantleroy William Waller
Francis Thornton

Attorney -General

new eleaion (p. 77), but it i6 William Baffett dying, an addrefs was made to the governor to order a does not certainly appear in the Journals who was ele<fted to fucceed him. court of Norfolk county, and the governor was afked 7 Samuel Boufh accepted the office of clerk of the by the Houfe to order a new election (p. 71). Boufh was reeledled. 8 Henry Downs, it having been proved that before his eledtion to the Houfe he had been com'iAed of felony and theft, was on May 11, 1742, expelled from the Houfe (p. 11). '9 Robert Slaughter was declared not duly elefted, June 5, 1742, and the governor was afked to iffue a writ for an elecftion of a member to ferve in his ftead, and of one to ferve inftead of Henry Downs, expelled Who took the place of the It feems that Cieorge Taylor was returned in place of one of thefe.
(P- S3)-

other, has not been definitely afcertained. "> Richard Bland accepted a "place of profit" (p. 155), but

was
(p.

reeledled to the Houfe.

" William

Fairfax having been advanced to the Council

77),

John

Colville fucceeded

him

in the

Houfe. " According to Stanard's "Colonial Regifter", Major [Richard?] Blackburn reprefented Prince William county in the 3rd, 4th, and sth feffions of this Affembly. This, however, feems to be a miftake; for a Mr. Harrifon was granted a leave of abfence from the House on March 27, 1746 (p. 204). This muft have been Mr. Thomas Harrifon, as Mr. Benjamin Harrifon had died before that time (p. 155). Mr. Blackburn is mentioned only once in the Journals (p. 198), and it has not been poffible to determine the county he Poffibly he fupplied the vacancy occafioned by the death of Benjamin Harrison of Charles reprefented. There were City, though it feems more probable that William Randolph fucceeded Benjamin Harrifon.

two William Randolphs in this Affembly. (See Note 8.) '3 Henry Fitzhugh died (p. 77), and was fucceeded by James Waugh. 4 John Cargill died (p. 77), and was fucceeded by Richard Cocke. s Daniel McCarty died (p. 77), and was fucceeded by George Lee. William Nelfon, promoted to the Council (p. 155), was fucceeded by Thomas Nelfon, fecretary of
SUte.
"1

not known.

John Harmer accepted the pofition of coroner (p. 236), but the refult of a new eleAion if held is The Affembly, very foon after the governor was afked to order a new eleiStion, was prorogued,

and

later diffolved.

Edward Baradall died


Mr. Lee
(in

(p. 77),

and was fucceeded by Beverley Randolph.

addition to Mr. George Lee), a Mr. Edwards, and a Mr. Cimningham were members of the Houfe for this Affembly, but it has not been poffible to afcertain the counties for which they fat. (See
pp.
7, 189,

&

194.)

Burgeffes for the Alfembly


of 1748-49.
Accomac

Weftmoreland
York:

John Bufhrode
George Lee

Norfolk:

Robert Todd Peyton Randolph,


Attorney-General

Thomas Nelfon, Sec* Edward Digges


Philip Ludwell

Williamfburg

Jameftown

William

& Mary
Beverley Randolph
in

College:
<"

Thomas Nellon was advanced

to the Council (p. 148),

and was fucceeded

the Houfe

by John

Norton.

Introductory Note,

THIS
is

^olume contains the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes for two AffembHes,

the Affemhly of

blies

The former of thefe Affem1 742-1 747 and that of 1748-49. had five feflions the latter onh' one, but a very long and bufy one. There
;

in exiftence, fo far as

is

known

to the Editor, only one complete fet of the


fet

original Journals of the

Houfe

for thefe

two Affemblies, the

belonging to the heirs of

the late

M''' C. W. Coleman, of Williamfbiirg, Va., who kindly allowed that fuch of them be copied as were defired. The locations of the other copies known to be in America are as follows: there is a defective copy (lacking pages 1-8) of the Journal for the feffion beginning May 6, 1742, in the Library of Congrefs; a perfedl copy of the Journal for the feffion beginning September 4, 1744, in the Virginia State Library; an imperfecft copy (lacking pp. 47-50, which have been torn out) of the Journal for the feffion beginning February 20, 1745 (old ftyle), in the Virginia State Library; and an imperfedt copy (lacking pp. 89-181) of the Journal for the feffion beginning October 27, 1748, in the Fortunately, the Coleman copies are all perfedl, with the exception Librar}^ of Congrefs. the feffion beginning March 30, 1747, has no title page. Where that the Journal for poffible, the Journals in the Library of Congress and the Virginia State Library have been followed in obtaining the text of the reprints in this volume; but when neceffary, the Coleman Journals ha\'e been reforted to. As heretofore, the aim has been to make the text a faithful reproduction of the originals fo far as the phrafeology, fpelling, pundluaIt has not tion, capitalization, ufe of italics, and peculiarities of type are concerned. been thought neceffar>', however, to make the title pages follow the originals in abfolutely all the different ftyles of type exhibited by them, or to make the lines of all the matter printed on the title pages correfpond rigidly with the original lines. Nor does the vignette appearing on all the title pages of the reprints in this volume correfpond with the

vignettes of the originals, which are of feveral patterns

and

of

no

fpecial fignificance.

In the Journals in this volume there

is

evidence that the original Journals were

printed from day to day by the public printer, a copy being delivered to each member,

and that

in cafe a

daily iffues

member wifhed a bound fet, it was neceffary for him to preferv-e the and have them bound together at the clofe of the feffion. On p. 402, in a

paper copied from the Virginia Gazette fetting forth the Council's fide of a controverfy then being carried on between the Houfe and the Council appears a reference to printed Journals of the Houfe for two days of the feffion which was then in progrefs; and on " p. 41 is fet forth the duty of the public printer in part in the following language He will print the governor's fpeech, and the addreffes of both Houfes, and the journal of this Houfe, e\^ery feffion and deli\-er a copy of each of them to every member He will print the public laws of CA^ery feffion, and deliver a copy of them ftitched, to He will deliver a copy ever>' member, and every juftice of the peace in the Colony of the laws of every feffion, well bound, to the fecretary's office, and to every county
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court in the Colony." Since the word "ftitched" is ufed in connection with the copy of the adts of Affembly, and not in connection with the copy of the Journal fince the public printer was to deliver only one copy of the Journal to each member; and lince it is evident
;

that the Journals were printed each day or at leaft every few days the ftatement made above, that the member who wifhed a bound et was compelled to fave the daily Further evidence that this was the iffues and have them bound, feems reafonable.

found on an examination of the only two copies of the Journals of the Houfe for In the 1 748-1 749 feffion feen the Library of Congrefs copy and the Coleman copy. each of thefe the addrefs of the Council to the governor appears on an unnumbered fheet It is inferred that the two collectors of thefe Journals bound in between pages 4 and 5 the Council printed on a feparate fheet, to the printer the addrefs of with fets, their fent Parks), to be bovmd, and that he, or his workmen, and binder (moft certainly, William placed the fheet in the pofition defcribed (rather than at the beginning of the volume) It was unneceffary to fend the feparately printed fpeech of the for greater fecurity. address of the Houfe, for both the fpeech and the addrefs were contained governor and It is, in truth, probable that the ufelefs feparate printing of thefe was in the Journals. no longer kept up for had it been, the governor's fpeech and the two addreffes would alcafe, is

moft certainly have been printed together on two fheets as was the cafe before this, as proved by more than one fpecimen. This method of fecuring the bound volumes of the Journals probably accounts for their peculiar fcarcity at the prefent time.' The lifts of members of the Houfe have been taken from Stanard's "Colonial Regifefpecially the Journals themfelves. ter," but carefully compared with the fources

is confirmed by an item contained in the Virginia Gazette for January 5, 1738 (old ftyle), "The Remainder of the Jovimal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, which was not compleated at the Riling of the Assembly, is printed, and fent to the Gentlemen in the feveral Counties, who are entitled to them." This feffion of the Affembly ended on December 31. Later on it feems that the Journal was iffued as a whole at the clofe of the feffion, as well as in parts during its progrefs; for in Rind's Gazette for June 9, 1768, there appears the following advertifement: "Juft publifhed, and to be Sold by the Subfcriber, the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, for the laft

'This view
is:

which

feffion of

Affembly.

William Rind."

This feffion of the Affembly ended April

16, 1768.

Preface.
Hiftorical
the year 700 a reprefentative of SINCE throne of Spain, and in
1

Setting.

the Houfe of Bourbon had fat upon the a fecret union (afterwards known as the "Family 1733 Compact") had been entered into by the government of that coimtry with the

of

government of France, the objedl of which was to deftroy the commercial power England, which fince the treaty of Utrecht (17 13) had been rapidly expanding. Emboldened by this compact, the Spanifh minifters entered upon a progreffive inter-

commerce that greatly enraged the Englifh nation, whofe clamors compelled Robert Walpole, England's peace-loving prime minifter, to declare war againft Spain. This he unwillingly did in 1739. Conducting the war, howexer, with little vigor, he found at laft that his bribed Parliamentary majority had
ference with Englifh
finally

away from him, and early in 1742 he refigned. He was fucceeded as prime by Lord Wilmington, the influential men in the miniftry being, however. Lord Cartaret, an able chief of foreign affairs, and the two Pelhams, who underftood the methods of bribery made popular by Walpole. This miniftry had to face a much ftronger enemy than Spain, with France as her rather inadlive ally; for the war of the Austrian Succeffion was now on, and Maria Therefa, befet by France, Spain, Pruffia, and Bavaria, looked for fupport to England, Holland, and Hanover. Both George II and Cartaret
flipped

minifter

were eager for the conteft, the former on accovmt of his perfonal diflike to his nephew, Frederick II, of Pruffia, and his delire to prevent the eledtor of Bavaria from becoming emperor, and the latter becaufe he knew that fooner or later the conteft with France for commercial and colonial fupremacy would have to be fought out, and thought that in the prefent emergency every effort fhould be made to prevent France from adding to her territory and power by abforbing the Auftrian Netherlands, and, not only that, but to incapacitate her from carrying on colonial and maritime war by compelling a concentration of her energies on the conduct of the war in Europe. Hence Briiifh money, Britifh troops, and Hanoverian troops in Britifh pay were forthcoming. It was in this war that the victory of Dettingen was won (July 27, 1743) by George II at the head of Anglo-Hanoverian troops. But the two Pelhams were jealous of Cartaret, and his foreign policy was not clearly underftood at home. He was attacked as favoring Hanover rather than England, and as inclining too much to the wifhes of the king rather than thofe of Parliament, one of his principal critics being William Pitt, who, though he lived long enough to fee the wifdom of "conquering Canada on the plains of Germany," now infifted on attacking France at fea and in her colonies. Hence, toward the clofe of the year 1744, Cartaret was forced to retire from the cabinet, and for more than a decade the Pelhams were fupreme. The war continued, indeed, on the continent, but with not much fuccefs to the Englifh. On May 11, 1745, the Englifh army was defeated in the bloody battle of Fontenoy, inflidting, however, great loffes on the French. But in order to relieve the continent of thefe troublefome Englifhmen and to drive, if poffible, the Hanoverian Houfe, the inveterate foe of the French, from the throne of England, the ministers of Louis XV had determined to take up the caufe of the Yoimg Pretender, who was promifed 15,000 men with whom to land in Scotland. Thefe men were adlually affembled at Dunkirk, but a ftorm having fcattered the tranfports, they were brought back to the main army in Flanders. The Young Pretender, however, refolved to proceed, relying upon the afiedlion of the Highlanders for the Houfe of Stuart and the reported difaffection of the Lowlanders and fome of the Englifh to the Houfe of Hanover. Then came the Rebellion of '45, as it is called; reaching its zenith at Prefton Pans on September 21, The withdrawal of 1745, and going down in darkness at Culloden on April 16, 1746.

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French a chance, which they feized, to But Englifh troops were back again in the o\-errun the Auftrian Netherlmtds in 1746. a defeat at Lawfelt on the 2^ of July, fuftered they though Netherlands in 1747, and along the Rhine and in Italy, Auftrians the French, having fared badly againft the
the Englifh

army from Flanders had

gi\-en the

confented to treat for peace. In the meanwhile, fighting had been going on between England on the one hand and at firft Spain and then Spain and France on the other in other parts of the world than the continent of Europe. Porto Bello had been captured in 1 739, but the expedition A defcent of the Spaniards on againft Carthagena in 1741 had difaftroufly failed.
Georgia had been foiled in 1742.

In 1744 Cape Breton Island had been taken, and before In India the this and later a conflidl had been kept up along the Canadian frontier. French and the Englifh had come into collifion, to the decided advantage of the former

under Dupleix. Commodore Anfon had led a fuccefsful expedition againft the Pacific ports of South America and had captured much treafure. By the treaty of Aix la Chapelle (figned in 1748), which ended the war, the few conquefts which England, Spain, and France had refpedlively made were all reftored to The great the difguft of the Englifh colonifts in America and of the French in India.

queftion of maritime

and

colonial
later.

fupremacy was

left

to be fettled in the

Seven Years'

War, waged only a few years

Affembly of 1742-4.3.
Firft Seffion.

Affembly began on the 6**' of May, 1742. Of a memberfhip of feventy-four, there were prefent on the day of opening all but three. Governor Gooch had not long before come back from the unfuccefsful expedition against Carthagena, fome of the troops taking part in which had been enlifted in Virginia, and it is poffible that to the intereft aroufed by his recent return may be attributed the unufually good attendance. War with Spain was ftill going on, but intereft in it had become almoft extindl in Virginia a fadt attefted in more ways than one by the Houfe of Burgeffes at this feffion. For example, to the fuggeftion of the governor, made in his opening fpeech, that a bill be paffed obliging the mafters of all fhips and veffels coming to Virginia for trade to pay the tonnage duty in powder and ball', the Houfe made reply, that fuch a law would be attended with great inconvenience and would not be of any advantage to the Colony and to his recommendation that money be voted for the repair of the batteries and for keeping them and Fort George^ in a conftant pofition of defenfe, it replied that thefe defirable objedts ought by all means to be
firft

THE

feffion of this

but that the expenfe should be defrayed out of the duties appropriated by Further, a bill was paffed by the Houfe, to which, however, the Coimcil failed to agree, repealing the adt for the better fecurity of the country in the prefent time of danger, in fo far as its provifions applied^to training, muftering, and exercifmg the militia-'. Evidently, fo far as the Houfe was concerned, the war fcare was over. This feffion, accordingly, in refpedl to the procedure of the Houfe and the matters
to,

attended

aft of Affembly for that purpofe3.

it adled on, is entirely typical of other feffions at which there was no extraordinary excitement brought about either by foreign war or unfortunate mifunderftanding and con-

between the two chambers of the General Affembly and at which only the ufual bufinefs of an Affembly was condudled in the ufual manner. As foon as poffible after the opening of the feffion the committee of privileges and eledlions, the committee of public claims, the committee for courts of juftice, the committee of trade, and the committee of propofitions and grievances were named. The committee of privileges and eledlions was compofed at the ftart of eleven members;
flidl

that of public claims, of fifteen; that for courts of juftice, of fixteen; of trade, of nine; and of propofitions and grievances, of twenty-eight, the number on a committee cor-

refponding fairly well (as will be feen on a clofe examination of the proceedings) with the amount of bufinefs tranfadled by that committee. Befides thefe ftanding committees, the Houfe, as occafion required, made ufe of fpecial committees, and for the difcuffion
of the weightier matters brought to its attention refolved itfelf into a

committee of the

whole.

At

this feffion, as at others, the governor's fpeech

was confidered through the

agency of the committee of the whole, and one of the queftions brought to its attention, namely, the continuation and improvement of the all-important tobacco law, was thus

many times after the firft draft of the bill propofed to be paffed had been fubmitted to the Houfe by a fpecial committee appointed for that purpofes. As inftances of other fpecial committees dealing with important matters, attention may be drawn to the fpecial committee named on June 1 1 to examine the treafurer's accounts^i
confidered
volume; alfo Hening, II, 466. were at Yorktown and Gloucefter Point. Fort George was at Old Point Comfort. From the very earlieft days of the Colony there had been a fort at Old Point, but this having been allowed to fall into difrepair Fort George had been built in the years of preparation for the war with Spain which was at this time being languidly waged. Some very interefting papers relating to the land on which Fort George was built are preferved in the Virginia State Library. They are printed in "The Virginia Magazine of Hiftory and Biography" for July, 1909, pp. 268-271.
'

See

p, 4 of this

The

batteries

*
s

Hening, II, 466; III, 345, 491. See p. 28. See pp. 13, 31, 36, 38, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 49. See p. n.

xvi

committee being fimilar to one appointed at each regular feffion; the committee named June i6 for "proportioning the public levy"; and the one named the fame day
this
for

"examining the inrolled

bills'".

committees indicate well enough the character of the matters referred to them but attention may be drawn to one of the duties of the committee for courts of juftice, which was, to inpe(5l the journals of the preceding feffion and prepare a ftatement as to the ftatus of matters which has been left over, and to report to the Houfe what laws of a temporary nature had expired fmce the clofe of the preceding feffion or would foon expire, with their opinion as to which of them fhould be revived or continued. The neceffity for this procedure arofe from the fa(ft that it was the cuftom to pafs ads (of which may be mentioned the adls laying duties on liquors and flaves imported and the afts for the infpedlion of articles exported) which were to be in effedt only a certain number of years. The order to the committee for courts of juftice of the Houfe of Burgeffes for this firft feffion to perform this duty was given on May 8, the fecond day after the opening of the feffion*. One of the temporary laws whofe amendment and continuance it recommended, was the great tobacco law of the Colony, to which the governor had already direifted the attention of the Houfe. All the propofitions and petitions reported by the committee as having been left unadled upon by the Houfe at the preceding feffion there were nine of them were referred to the committee of thofe being the days of legiflation propofitions and grie\ances"=, which at this feffion many local and private matters was, as ufual, in reference to on petition and legiflation the largeft and bufieft committee of the Houfe. The committee of public claims appears to have done this feffion fomewhat more than its ufual proportion of work, fince claims from the widows of thofe who had died by difeafe or been killed largely the former in the expedition againf t Carthagena now began to make their appearance". The number of contefted eledlions and the throughnefs with which all cafes of conteft were examined into, as well as the thoroughness with which all accufations againft fitting members were examined," show the fenfitiveness of the Houfe in regard

The names

of the ftanding
;

its members and alfo their qualifications. Nor did the Houfe feek to diminifh the number of contefts. It rather invited them; for when a motion was made to the effedl that if any petition againft a fitting member fhould be adjudged frivolous the complainant fhould be compelled to "make fatisfaction to the fitting member," it was rejedled.-3 In the Journal for this firft feffion is feen more clearly probably than in the Journal for any other feffion the procedure gone through with in fettling the public levy. The committee of the Houfe for apportioning the public levy was named on June i6. The next day this committee reported to the Houfe that it had, "according to order, fettled the proportion of the public levy; and ftated the fame in a book." This was forthwith read and agreed to by the Houfe, and the chairman of the committee was ordered to carry the book to the Council for their concurrence. Later the fame day the Council informed the Houfe that they had agreed to the book, when, immediately, Mr Conway, the chairman of the committee, prefented a bill for raifing the public levy. This was received, and read the firft time; then immediately read the fecond time; and ordered

to the purity of the eledlion of

9
">
>'

See p. 63. See p. 8. See p. 15. See p. 10.


It is of intereft to

note that at leaft two of thefe claims that came up for acflion this feffion were Since their hufbands muft ha\e been, of courfe, free negroes or mu(p. 37). lattoes, an indication is thus given of the fecial pofition of the private foldiers enlifted in Virginia for the Carthagena expedition. Reference to the law under which thefe enliftments were made (Hening, V, 94, 96) fhows that they were largely compulfory, it being provided that in cafe any able-bodied man not being a. voter were to be found anywhere in the Colony who had no vifible means of fupport, he might be imprefented

by mulatto women

preffed for the fervice.

" For example,


'3

fee the cafe of Mr.

Henry Downs

(pp.

7,

11).

See

p. 8.

xvii

The next day it was read the third time by the Houfe, paffed, taken to the Council, and immediately paffed by that body; and on the following day figned by the governor, with the other adts paffed at that feffion of the Affembly.'s The public le\n/ was a certain amount of tobacco to be paid by each tithable in the Colony toward defraying public expenses. The period covered by the payment was ufually from the beginning of one feffion to the beginning of the next; but the period
to be engroffed.'*

covered by the payment provided for in this a6t was from May 22, 1740 (the day of opening of the fecond feffion preceding, the only bufinefs tranfadled at the feffion immediately preceding being the voting of a fum of five thoufand pounds for the Carthagena expedition) to May 6, 1742, the day of opening of the feffion at which the
prefent law

was

paffed.

The

legiflation enacted

was confiderable

in

amount, and fome of

it

of unufual

importance.

Befides the tobacco law* and the public levy already referred to, the

General Affembly paffed laws continuing for fpecified times the adls laying duties on flaves and liquors, in order that the amount to be fecured by the public levy might

be decreafed; and an acl fomewhat analogous to the great tobacco adl in that

it

was

paffed for the purpofe of preventing frauds in the trade in certain other articles exported

from the Colony. The title of this was "An adl for infpedting, weighing, and ftamping all pork and beef packed in the Colony or imported for fale, before the fame fhall be fold here or fhipped for exportation and to amend the ac?t intituled An adl for afcertaining the gauge of barrels for pork, beef, tar, and pitch." This adt was in amendment and continuance of adts paffed before for the fame purpofe, notably one paffed in 1705, and contained more rigorous provifions not only for gauging the barrels ufed in making
fhipments but alfo for infpedting the contents.-' An adl the defign of which was to obviate fome of the inconvenience arif ing from the ufe of tobacco as the currency of the Colony in the fettlement of public accounts, had as its title "An adl to allow perfons not concerned in making tobacco to difcharge levies and officers' fees in money." This tentative adt was to be in force only until the clofe of the next feffion of Affembly.'* Under the fyftem that had come into exiftence fhortly before this time of appointing as treafurer of the Colony the man who had been at the opening of the feffion chofen fpeaker of the Houfe, John Robinfon, having been eledted fpeaker, was duly made

by an adl which was paffed in juft the fame way as any other adl." There had been a great increafe in the number of men engaged in driving cattle from the provinces to the north to thofe to the fouth of Virginia, and thefe on their way through were but too apt to take the cattle of the inhabitants, under the pretenfe that it was almoft impoffible in many cafes to feparate them from their own droves. To prevent this ftealing, a law was paffed requiring every fuch perfon immediately on croffing into the Colony to produce a manifeft, certified by a juftice of the province from which he came, giving a clear defcription of the cattle in the drove; and the manifeft was to be fhown in the fame way in each county paffed through. And in order that the importation of horfes might be difcouraged (it being fuppofed that the ftock already in the Colony was fufficient), the fame law laid a duty on each horfe, mare, or colt imported. This adl was to be in force only till the end of the next feffion of
treafurer

Affembly.'"

At this feffion of the Affembly Fairfax county was formed from Prince William, Louifa from Hanover, and a portion of King and Queen taken from that coimty and added to Caroline. Three towns were eftablifhed, Leeds, Suffolk, and Richmond."
'

's '*

See See

p. 67. p.
70.

The tobacco law regulated the public tobacco warehoufes, the


etc, etc.

infpecftion of tobacco, its fhipment, the

currency of notes, " Hening, V, 8 Hening, V, 9 Hening, V, '" Hening, V, '" Hening, V,

164-168. 168-170, 173-174. 176-181.


185, 191-197, 199-202, 207-209.

xviii

Second Seffion.
The opening day
of the fecond feffion

after the clofe of the firft feffion {June 19, 1742). Houfe did not this feffion proves the fadl that the
officers,

was September 4, i744, more than two years The firft record in the Journal for have the power of choofing all its

"Clement Read, Gent, having taken the oaths appointed the oaths of allegiance and fupremacy, to be taken by a(5t of Parliament, inftead of virtue of his commiffion from the lieutenwas, by teft, the oath of abjuration and the The fergeant at arms'3 and the Houfe." ant-governor, fwom clerk-affiftant to the the other officers (a chaplain clerk and his affiftant were named by the governor;
this record being,

were chofen by the Houfe. In his opening fpeech the governor called attention to the need of devifing means perfedling the laws againft all of enforcing the provifions of the tobacco law, advifed forms of vice, and afked that money be given for defraying expenfes incident to making the Treaty of Lancafter and for preparing the Colony for both defenfive and offenfive war, the battle of Dettingen having been won by the Englifh king, and French animofity being efpecially turned for this reafon againft that king's poffeffions and even againft

and

feveral door-keepers)

his tenure of the Englifh throne.^*

After confideration of the governor's fpeech in committee of the whole houfe feveral times, the Houfe determined to draw up an humble addrefs to his majefty to
congratulate him on his victory at Dettingen, and to affure him of their ftrong loyalty In the addrefs prepared the Council later joined. The to his perfon and his family.

Houfe refolved that the tobacco law fhould be further amended; as


with the governor's efpecial
of vice
defire,

alfo, in

accordance

fhould be the

ads then

in force for the fuppreffion

Accordingly the proper machinery was at once the feffion the governor had the fatisfadlion of figning clofe of at the fet in motion, and the three laws given on pages 232-236, 225-2 26, and 2 29-231, of the fifth volume of Hening's

and

for the reftraint of gaming.

firft of which embodied, beyond a doubt, an improvement in the tobacco law, and the latter two of which, though reading well, were probably never of very much effedl on the morals of the people. The adt embodying the efforts of the General Affembly to legiflate the people into goodnefs had as its title "An adt to explain

Statutes atLarge, the

and amend an adt intituled an a<5l for the effectual fuppreffion of vice and reftraint and punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute perfons," and was merely amendatory of an adl paffed at the OdobCT-, 1705, feffion of the Affembly, which was itfelf a confolidation, with amendments, of the various laws whofe enadlment had called for fo much of the time of the General Affembly from the very firft feffion of its exiftence. Governor Gooch was a fincerely religious man of the old fchool, thinking that wars and afflidtions were vifited upon peoples by Providence on account of their fins and that it was the duty of government to fee that thefe fins were reduced in number. Hence his fuggeftion to the General Affembly. The Affembly was made up of men, who, if not quite fo religious as the governor, were indifpofed to be thought lefs fo; and confequently they haftened to follow in his lead. Nearly all the fins which from the beginning of recorded government it has been found moft difficult to regulate, received attention in this adt. But for the fuppreffion of gambling a fpecial adl was paffed, which was, however, merely amendatory of adls already in exiftence defigned
to eradicate that evil.
It

was refolved that

fince the

Treaty of Lancafter would undoubtedly refult in a

great increafe in the quit-rents, his

wentwould

majeftyinto whofe private purfe thefe quit-rents probably be pleafed to pay out of the amount arifing from the prefent quit-rents the expenfes incident to that treaty. As for repairing the forts, it was refolved that this expenfe ought to be met out of the duties already appropriated for that purpofe by adt of the Affembly.'s No new duties were needed. Nor did the Houfe See p. 75.
'3 '*
"5

See p. 154. See pp. 75, See Note 3.

76.

xix

look favorably on the propofition that men for the war fhould be allowed to be enlifted in Virginia, claiming that uch enliftments would refult in the weakening of the Colony. In accordance with this view, a refolution was adopted that an addrefs be made the

governor calling on him to prevent the enltftment in the Colony of any perfon for fervice beyond its limits; and though the committee of the whole had adopted a refolution that a veffel, properly armed, equipped, and maimed, fhould be provided as a guard to the coaft, the Houfe itfelf refufed to agree."* On the fubjed of the war the Houfe was not very greatly excited. The danger was not fufficiently near to caufe extraordinary expenditures to be looked upon with favor, and the difaftrous termination of the expedition formerly entered into produced,

no doubt, a decided

difincli-

nation toward a fimilar venture. Hence the Houfe was content to exprefs its loyalty to the Hanoverian line, and to do what it could to keep the able-bodied men of the Colony at home againft the day of a poffible clofer approach of the enemy.

The governor was more interefted in the condudt of the war; hence when the committee addreffed him afking that he would not permit the enliftment of men in the Colony defigned for general fervice, he replied that he could by no means grant the requeft. The overwhelming majority of the Houfe was, however, in favor of the
adtion already taken;
for

when

the day after this refolution againft enliftment had


fix

been paffed, a motion was made that

for the fupport of vote of 46 to 14. Later ftill, for the "more frequent exercife of the militia in this time of danger."'* one of the coaft counElizabeth City coimty, when, in accordance with a petition from ties, a bill had been brought in for the piirchafe of a veffel to protedt the trade of the

hundred pounds be given "to aid the revenue the forts and fortifications in this Colony," it was defeated by a Later on, it even reftifed to concur in a bill paffed by the Council

Colony, though

it

commanded enough

fupport to caufe

its

commitment

to the con-

fideration of the committee of the whole, and was

by

this

for the

the final adtion taken was the adoption of a refolution, Houfe refolving itfelf into a committee to draw up the report upon the
the better fecurity and guard
of the fea-coaft

committee difcuffed twice, "That the order of the day


bill

for
till

and trade

of this Colony, be referred

This was equivalent to the rejecftion of the bill, for the fe'ennight.""* was taken on October 17, when the bufinefs of the Affembly was in fuch condition that it was feen that a prorogation was clofe at hand. The final efforts of thofe in favor of more active war meafures were made on October 23, the fecond day before the clofe A bill which had been of the feffion, but they were as unfuccefsful as preceding ones. introduced earlier, having as its objedt the purchafe of arms for the defenfe of the country, was decifively defeated, as was a motion that the Houfe pafs a refolution to give five himdred poimds to "aid the revenue for the fupport of the forts and fortifications in this Colony," and alfo a motion that leave be given to bring in a bill for expending a fum of money in powder and ball.'' The nimiber of laws paffed by the Affembly at this feffion was even greater than the number paffed at the firft, being forty -fix as againft thirty-three. The excefs was, however, made up rather of local and private adts than of general ones. Of the latter,
aftion

Monday

be noted as being the moft important perhaps, in addition to the three already referred to, "An adl for the relief of certain creditors," a very technical one dealing with the legal procedure neceffary in the recovery of debts due the inhabitants of Virginia from perfons not refiding in Virginia but having property there ;3' an adt making provifion againft invafions and infurredtions, merely extending the operation of
the law already in force,
36 j

may

but foon to expire, defigned to

make

the militia effedlive

See p. 98. See p. 100. 8 See p. 116. 29 See p. 138. 30 See p. 145. 3" In order to fecure the royal affent to this meafure before the Englifh merchants could have a chance to oppofe it, very unufual fteps were taken. See "Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, 17S2-17SS." P- 46, Petition of John Tayloe.

xviii

Second Seffion.
The opening day
of the fecond feffion

after the clofe of the firft feffion


this feffion proves the fadl
officers,

was September 4, 1744, more than two years The firft record in the Journal for the power of choofing all its have not did that the Houfe
(June
19, 1742).

"Cletnent Read, Gent, having taken the oaths appointed oaths of allegiance and fupremacy, to be taken by a<ft of Parliament, inftead of the of his commiffion from the lieutenvirtue was, by teft, of abjuration and the
this record being,

the oath
clerk

ant-governor,

fwom

clerk-affiftant to the

Houfe"."

The fergeant

at arms"3
officers (a

and the
chaplain

and

his affiftant

were named by the governor; the other

and feveral door-keepers) were chofen by the Houfe. In his opening fpeech the governor called attention to the need of devifing means perfeAing the laws againft all of enforcing the provifions of the tobacco law, advifed
forms of vice, and afked that money be given for defraying expenfes incident to making the Treaty of Lancafter and for preparing the Colony for both defenfive and offenfive war, the battle of Dettingen having been won by the Englifh king, and French animofity being efpecially turned for this reafon againft that king's poffeffions and even againft
his tenure of the Englifh throne."*

After confideration of the governor's fpeech in committee of the whole houfe feveral times, the Houfe determined to draw up an humble addrefs to his majefty to congratulate him on his victory at Dettingen, and to affure him of their ftrong loyalty
to his perfon

In the addrefs prepared the Council later joined. The Houfe refolved that the tobacco law fhould be further amended as alfo, in accordance with the governor's efpecial defire, fhould be the a(5ts then in force for the fuppreffion Accordingly the proper machinery was at once of vice and for the reftraint of gaming.

and

his family.

fet in

motion, and at the clofe of the feffion the governor had the fatisfa<$tion of figning the three laws given on pages 232-236, 2 2 5-226, and 229-231, of the fifth volume of Hening's Statutes atLarge, the firft of which embodied, beyond a doubt, an improvement in the tobacco law, and the latter two of which, though reading well, were probably never of

very much efied on the morals of the people. The adt embodying the efforts of the General Affembly to legiflate the people into goodnefs had as its title "An adt to explain and amend an a(5l intituled an adt for the effedlual fuppreffion of vice and reftraint and punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute perfons," and was merely amendatory of an adl paffed at the Ocfobcr, 1705, feffion of the Affembly, which was itfelf a confolidation, with amendments, of the various laws whofe enadlment had called for fo

Affembly from the very firft feffion of its exiftence. Gooch was fincerely Governor a religious man of the old fchool, thinking that wars and afflidtions were vifited upon peoples by Providence on account of their fins and that it was the duty of government to fee that thefe fins were reduced in number.
of the time of the General

much

Hence
who,
if

his fuggeftion to the General Affembly.

The Affembly was made up

of

men,

not quite fo religious as the governor, were indifpofed to be thought

lefs fo;

and confequently they haftened to follow in his lead. Nearly all the fins which from the beginning of recorded government it has been found moft difficult to regulate, received attention in this adt. But for the fuppreffion of gambling a fpecial adt was paffed, which was, however, merely amendatory of adls already in exiftence defigned
to eradicate that evil.
It

was refolved that

fince the

Treaty of Lancafter would undoubtedly refult

in

majeftyinto whofe private purfe thefe quit-rents wentwould probably be pleafed to pay out of the amount arifing from the prefent quit-rents the expenfes incident to that treaty. As for repairing the forts, it was refolved that this expenfe ought to be met out of the duties already appropriated for that purpofe by adt of the Affembly.^s No new duties were needed. Nor did the Houfe
great increafe in the quit-rents, his

"
'3

'*
"5

See p. 75. See p. 154. See pp. 7s, See Note 3.

76.

xix

war fhould be allowed to be enlifted in Virginia, claiming that fuch enliftments would refult in the weakening of the Colony. In accordance with this view, a refolution was adopted that an addrefs be made the governor calling on him to prevent the enliftment in the Colony of any perfon for fervice beyond its limits; and though the committee of the whole had adopted a refolution that a veffel, properly armed, equipped, and manned, fhould be provided as a guard to the coaft, the Houfe itfelf refufed to agree. On the fubjedl of the war the Houfe was not very greatly excited. The danger was not fufficiently near to caufe extraordinary expenditures to be looked upon with favor, and the difaftrous termination of the expedition formerly entered into produced, no doubt, a decided difinclination toward a fimilar venture. Hence the Houfe was content to exprefs its loyalty to the Hanoverian line, and to do what it could to keep the able-bodied men of the Colony at home againft the day of a poffible clofer approach of the enemy. The governor was more interefted in the condudt of the war; hence when the committee addreffed him afking that he would not permit the enliftment of men in the Colony defigned for general fervice, he replied that he could by no means grant the requeft. The overwhelming majority of the Houfe was, however, in favor of the adlion already taken; for when the day after this refolution againft enliftment had been paffed, a motion was made that fix hundred pounds be given "to aid the revenue for the fupport of the forts and fortifications in this Colony," it was defeated by a Later on, it even refufed to concur in a bill paffed by the Council vote of 46 to 14. Later ftill, for the "more frequent exercife of the militia in this time of danger."'* when, in accordance with a petition from Elizabeth City county, one of the coaft counties, a bill had been brought in for the purchafe of a veffel to protedl the trade of the Colony, though it commanded enough fupport to caufe its commitment to the confideration of the committee of the whole, and was by this committee difcuffed twice, the final adtion taken was the adoption of a refolution, "That the order of the day for the Houfe refolving itfelf into a committee to draw up the report upon the bill for the better fecurity and guard of the fea-coaft and trade of this Colony, be referred till Monday fe'ennight."'' This was equivalent to the rejedlion of the bill, for the adlion was taken on October 17, when the bufinefs of the Affembly was in fuch condition that it was feen that a prorogation was clofe at hand. The final efforts of thofe in favor of more adlive war meafures were made on October 23, the fecond day before the clofe A bill which had been of the feffion, but they were as unfuccefsful as preceding ones. purchafe introduced earlier, having as its objedl the of arms for the defenfe of the country, was decifively defeated, as was a motion that the Houfe pafs a refolution to give five hundred pounds to "aid the revenue for the fupport of the forts and fortifications in this Colony," and alfo a motion that leave be given to bring in a bill for expending a fum of money in powder and ball. 3" The number of laws paffed by the Affembly at this feffion was even greater than the number paffed at the firft, being forty -fix as againft thirty-three. The excefs was, however, made up rather of local and private adls than of general ones. Of the latter,
look favorably on the propofition that
for the

men

may

be noted as being the moft important perhaps, in addition to the three already

"An adl for the relief of certain creditors," a very technical one dealing with the legal procedure neceffary in the recovery of debts due the inhabitants of Virginia from perfons not ref iding in Virginia but having property there ;3- an adt making provifion againft invafions and infurredlions, merely extending the operation of the law already in force, but foon to expire, defigned to make the militia effedlive
referred to,
See p. 98. See p. 100. 8 See p. 116. '9 See p. 138. i See p. 145. 3' In order to fecure the royal affent to this meafure before the Englifh merchants could have a chance to oppofe it, very unufual fteps were taken. See "Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, 1752-1755," p. 46, Petition of John Tayloe.
6
'7

XX

and fuppreffing infurredion "An aft to amend the law for courts;" an aft for continuing the adt proving wills in the General Court and county aft laying an impofition an internal already in force for laving a duty on liquors; an tax on fkins and furs for the better fupport of William and Mary College, which merely
in

repelling

invafion

amended a former

adt on the fubjed

by

largely increafing the tax;

"An

adl to

amend

altering the court days in an a(5l declaring the law concerning attachments; and for Accomack and Atnelia;" "An adl to prevent frivolous and vaxatious fuits;" an adl Chriftians," to teftify in all cafes to allow free negroes, mulattoes, and Indians, "being reference to the titles and boundin adl an claffes; involving members of thofe three preventing difputes between one of aries of land, the objedl of which was the very worthy neighbors, this adl being, of courfe, merely amendatory of former adls on the fubjedl; an adl fettling the fees which might be charged by public officials for the various fervices they were called upon to perform; an adl amending the adl paffed at the preceding feffion for preventing theft by cattle drivers paffing through the Colony; an adl prefcribing the procedure in certain criminal trials; an adl for dividing the county of Goochland, whereby Albemarle coimty was formed; and an adl eftablifhing the town
of Port Royal.3'

Though, however, the legiflation carried through at this feffion was confiderable in quantity and good in quality, the feffion is not now o interefting on that account perhaps as for other reafons. In the firft place, it fumifhes a very early example of
the printing of a bill for the convenience of the members of the Houfe in the refolution adopted by the Houfe on the i6th of October, "That the bill for relief of infolvent debtors and for effedlual difcovery and equal diftribution of their eftates, be printed, "sj In the fecond place, the feffion fumifhes many illuftrations of the care taken by On the 2 7th of September it was reported the Houfe to maintain its rights and privileges. county, had faid that if a bill paffed King William of Auftin, Houfe that John to the
for eredling a middle parifh in that covmty, M"'

Power and M' Moore (the two members from King William) fhould never fee the capitol again, and that if he lived in the upper parifh he would raife a body of men and come down and drive the Houfe of Burgeffes It was at once refolved that in uttering the faid words John Auftin into the river. was guilty of a high crime and mifdemeanor, and that he be fent for in the cuftody The fpeaker iffued the warrant. The fame day the Houfe, of the fergeant at arms. being informed that the Reverend M' Fife had in a fermon preached in Norfolk the preceding Sunday refledled on two members of the Houfe, it was ordered that the information be referred to the committee of privileges and eledlions, which fhould examine into the matter and report to the Houfe. On October i, John Auftin appeared
with profufe apologies and, in the language of the Journal, "made his fubmiffion." He was, accordingly, difcharged out of cuftody, paying fees. In the cafe of M"' Fife, however, the committee of privileges and eledlions was difcharged on September 28 from further confideration of the information. On October 10, it was refolved by the Houfe^ "That it is a breach of privilege for any court martial to proceed to judgment againft any member of this Houfe during the time of his privilege." The occafion of this refolution does not appear, but its objedl was, evidently, to render the members of the Houfe immune during the fittings of the Houfe from profecution for failure to attend to such military duties as might under ordinary circumftances devolve upon them. On October 12, the Houfe, being informed that William Nugent had beaten James Lavie, one of the door-keepers of the Houfe, it was refolved that in fo doing Nugent was guilty of a breach of the privileges of the Houfe, and that he be taken into cuftody by the fergeant at arms. On October 13, Nugent, having expreffed his forrow to the Houfe at incurring its difpleafure, was reprimanded, and difmiffed, on the payment of fees. But the moft notable inftance of the jealoufy of the Houfe of its dignity grew out of an incident happening in a conference held by members of the Houfe and members of the Council on the fubjedl of an amendment propofed by the Council to a bill paffed
3

All the laws

paHed at

this feffion are given in

Hening, V, 220-309.

33

See

p. 136.

xxi

feems that one of the members of the Coimcil's committee fat in the it on, handed to the chairman of the committee of the Houfe, M'' Carter, a paper which he faid contained the reafons of the Coimcil for adhering to their amendment to the bill under confideration. When this circumftance was reported to the Houfe, it was immediately ordered that M'' Carter go up to the Coimcil with a meffage, to the effeft that fince no member of a conference committee appointed by the Council had ever acfted in this manner before, the Houfe of Burgeffes interpreted the condu(5t as an intended affront; and they defired to know whether the member had a(5led thus by diredlion of the Coimcil, and whether the Coimcil claimed that at a conference their members had a right to remain covered while the members reprefenting the Houfe of Burgeffes fhould fit with their heads bare. M"' Carter was the Council that the Houfe refufed to inform accept the paper till they had had alfo to anfwer to their queftions. The next morning promptly came the reply, difavowing on the part of the Council any defign whatever to offend, fince their member expe<5ted that when he put on his hat the other members would do likewife; and expreffing the hope that the members of the two chambers might unite to carry on the public bufinefs amicably and thus bring the feffion to a profperous ending.34 The third refpedl in which this feflion of theGeneral Affembly was fomewhat different from other feffions was in the a(5tivity of the Council in the origination of bills. At other feffions only occafionally did bills originate in the Council, but at this feffion the Council paffed and fent to the Houfe at leaft feven for its approval. The titles of thefe were: i. "An adl, for continuing an adt made in the firft year of his majefty's reign,

by the Houfe.

It

conference with his hat on, and, having

intituled an a<Jt for making more efifedlual provifion againft invafions and infurre(5tions, and one other adt intituled an adt for continuing and amending the aforementioned adl."" 2. "An adl for the more frequent training and excercifing the militia of this Colony in this time of imminent danger. "3* 3. "An adt to enable the Nottoway and Nanfemond Indians to fell certain lands, and for other purpofes therein mentioned."" 4. "An adt for the relief of certain creditors. "38
5.

"An

adt to fettle the diftribution of the falary


6.

allowed by his majefty to the Council of this Colony."39


juftices of every

"An

adt to

empower

the

county court to eredt pounds. "40 7. "An adt to amend the law for proving wills in the General Court. "f Two of thefe, the fecond and the fixth, were rejedted by the Houfe the other five, fome with amendments, were agreed to. The Coimcil, poffibly becaufe it was more under the influence of the governor than was the Houfe, confiftently exhibited greater eagemefs to put the Colony in a proper condition for war, and this fadt probably explains why it orginated and paffed the firft two bills whofe titles are given above. The Houfe agreed to the firft and rejedted the fecond becaufe, though it was willing to fee the continuance of the adtivity of the militia called for by the law then in force, it was unwilling that more be done. There feems to be no fpecial reafon why the other bills fhould have originated in the Council, though two of them (the fourth and the feventh) dealt with matters in which the members of the Council the Council on its judicial fide being the fupreme court of the Colony ^were experts. The circumftances neceffitating the enadtment of the Council's falary adt were thefe: By the adt of the fourth of Queen Anne (1705) for eftablifhing the General Court and for regulating and fettling the proceedings therein the judges of this court the governor and the members of the Council were on entering into office required to fwear that they would not take any fee except the falary by law provided. His majefty had now out of his own revenues granted the fum of fix hundred pounds fterling as a falary to the members of the Council for attention to their duties as a part of the execu;

34
3s

36
3'

38 39

40
4"

See p. 141. See p. 109. See p. 110. See p. 117. See p. 135. See p. 139. See p. 14.3. See p. 143.

xxii

The obje<5l of the law now made was to fet forth that the Council duties, fmce the law paffed in could legally accept this pay for attending to executive judges. as condud their 1705 had reference merely to
tive of the Colony.

Third Seffion.
on February 20, 1745 (old ftyle), by a the news from England in reference him of by reception fpecial call of the governor on In his opening fpeech the Pretender. to the uprifing of the followers of the Yotmg governor difcourfed at length on the enormities of the Roman Catholic tenets which the

The Affembly met

to begin its third feffion

fuccefs of the Stuart caufe would force bers to fhow their utter deteftation of

upon the Englifh people; calling upon the memthem and of the Pretender who fought to fubfti-

them in England for the enlightened principles of Proteftantifm. He ftrongly advifed them to follow the example of their brethren in England and enter into an affociation obliging themfelves to fupport with their lives and fortunes the perfon, family, and government of King George II. Another matter he brought to the attention of the members of the General Affembly was the fadl that the law fupplying in large part funds for the maintenance of William and Mary College would foon expire. He alfo recommended to the care of the Affembly two regiments of Englifh foldiers which, deligned for garrifoning Louifburg, the ftronghold on Cape Breton Ifland lately captured from the French, had been driven by ftress of weather to Virginia and had arrived in
tute

need

of provifions of all kinds.

an appropriate reply was made, and the Houfe proceeded at once to On the fourth day of the feffion the Covmcil fent that they had refolved to draw up an addrefs to his Houfe inform the to meffage a affociation. The Houfe immediately agreed to join. majefty and to enter into an During the progrefs of the feffion the addrefs and form of affociation were duly drawn up and figned."' By joint refolution of the two chambers a fum of fix hundred dollars was very fhortly provided for the relief of the two regiments.43 In the "Adl for reducing the laws made for laying a duty on liquors into one adt of Affembly," figned by the governor on the laft day of the feffion, provifion was continued for the fupport of William and Mary College. The Houfe even went beyond in one refpe($l the recommendations made by the governor at that time, and paffed a refolution, to which the Council promptly agreed, directing the treafurer of the Colony to pay the governor two hundred pounds to be by him prefented through agents to the Six Nations. This was in reality the amount to be paid for the land given up to Virginia by the Indians according to the terms of the Treaty of Lancafter. At the preceding feffion, it will be remembered, when the governor recommended the payment, the Houfe had rather imgracioufly, confidering the unufual expenditure neceffitated by the war, diredled the attention of the governor to the quitrents as being the proper fource of payment. The adlions of the Houfe, in conjundlion with the Council, correfponded fo clofely with the recommendations made that the governor could not refrain in his fpeech of prorogation from complimenting the Affembly on the diligence, vigor, and unanimity with which the bufinefs of the feffion had been

To

this fpeech

confider its various recommendations.

tranfacted.

In addition to the adts and the refolutions already referred to, the Affembly had paffed one refolutionfor payment of the falary of William Parks, Public Printerand

Many of thefe were private and local ads of no very great importance (with the exception of one for forming the county of Lunenburg from Brunfwick), and moft of the general ads were either fimply in continuance of ads paffed before or fimilar in their objeds. There was one, however, which, indicating the growth of the Colony, may be noted. This was "An ad to amend the ad for eftablifhing the General Court," and provided for longer feffions of the General Court in April and in Odober for attending to the increafed bufinefs coming up. A fecond, namely, the ad
twenty -nine ads.
regulating a ttorneys, according to which attorneys were required before being allowed
*'

See p. 175. See pp. 164, 168.

xxiii

to pracftice to pafs examinations given as introducing a


nefs, is

them by duly appointed examiners,

is

interefting

new

principle.

worthy

of clofe attention.

a great many The work of examining all thefe or amended, o that confiderable confufion refulted. and bringing them into an agreement was too great to be undertaken by a General Affembly working in the ufual way. Therefore the expedient was adopted of appointIf ready, the committee ing a committee on revifal which might fit during recefs. was to report to the General Affembly at its next meeting; if not, at fome future meetNot even a diffolution of this Affembly was to bring to an end the committee, ing. which was empowered to continue its work and report to the newly eledled General Affembly." The committee confifted of three members of the Council, namely, John Robinfon, John Blair, and William Nelfon and fix members of the Houfe, namely, John Robinfon, Jr., M'' Secretary Nelfon, Richard Randolph, William Beverley, Beverley Whiting, and Benjamin Waller, fix of whom were to conftitute a quorum (whereof at leaft two
laft revifal

third adt, on account of its importance and unufualThis was the adl for the revLfal of the laws. Since the new laws had been paffed, and many of the old ones repealed

were to be members of the Council and four members of the Houfe). If any councilor died or refigned, his fucceffor was to be named by the governor; if any burgefs died or refigned, his place was to be filled by appointment by the fpeaker of the Houfe, or in cafe of the death or difability of that officer by the remaining burgeffes on the committee.'s

As

at the preceding feffion of the Affembly there were feveral incidents fhowing the
its rights

jealoufy of the Houfe in regard to


least one;
It

and

privileges, fo at this feffion there

was

at

and

this fhowed, in addition, the care of the

Houfe

for the rights of the people.

feems that at a court of the county of Northumberland held the i$^^ of February, 1745, for proof of public claims and for the reception of propofitions and grievances,*' a propofition to cut off from the county of Northumberland and add to Lancafter certain territory, this propofition being figned by William Steptoe and feveral others, was handed

by Steptoe and one or two of his fellow figners to the court, which refufed to receive and certify it unlefs thofe prefenting it would allow the erafure of the names of the
abfent figners, on the plea that thefe fignatures might have been illegally obtained. Two of the jtiftices were Peter Prefley and Samuel Blackwell, members of the Houfe of

Houfe was drawn up by Steptoe and his affociates comThe petition was on prefentation referred, this being the ufual routine, to the committee of propofitions and grievances, which on afcertaining its nature reported to the Houfe that as the queftion of the privilege of members of the Houfe was involved it fhould be referred to the committee of privileges and eledlions. On report of the committee of privileges and elections the Houfe refolved that the faid juftices, in refufmg to receive and certify the propofition, had adled "illegally, arbitrarily, and contrary to the rights of the people." The motion was made at once and carried that M'' Samuel Blackwell (who happened to be in the Houfe at the time) be reprimanded in his place for his offence. The fpeaker duly carried out the order of the Houfe, and M"^ Blackwell, expreffmg forrow for the error, afked pardon for the condudl to which the Houfe had taken exception. It was further ordered that feveral others named as involved fhould be fent for in cuftody of the fergeant at arms to anfwer their mifdemeanors.<' A few days afterwards the Houfe received a petition from thefe (M"' Prefley
Burgeffes.
petition to the

plaining of the adlion of the court.

excepted) fetting forth that they were deeply fenfible of their misfortune in having
incurred the difpleafure of the Houfe, and affuring the Houfe that their offenfe proceeded altogether from error of judgment. Whereupon the offenders were brought to the bar of the Houfe, reprimanded, and difcharged after paying fees. The Houfe being later informed that four additional members of the court were equally guilty with thofe

occafioned
feat of
IS

As a matter of facfl, a diffolution did occur before the committee was ready to report. This was by the controverfy arifing at the March, 1747, feffion of the Affembly over the removal of the
government from Williamfburg.
All the laws paffed at this feffion are given in Hening, V, 310-400.

**
<'

See p. 180. See p. 181.

xxiv

already dealt with, their cafe was alfo inquired into; and they met with the fame treatment meted out to their fellows.** Finally, on March 19, 1745, M-- Prefley, who up to him, reprimanded by the this time had been abfent, was, on expreffions of forrow from cuftody, paying fees". charged from dif Houfe, and the of order the to fpeaker, according

Fourth Seffion.
The
third feffion of the
1"' of

Affembly ended on the

la"" of April, 1746,

July. bc^an on the 1 fufficient amount to it was propofed that the Affembly fhould vote a of enlifting in Virginia and tranfporting to the northward a number of men intended to fene in an expedition againft Canada. The feffion had to be opened by the prefident of the Council a(5ting in place of the governor, on account of the ficknefs of the latter. The prefident explained that the men propofed to be raifed were from the day of their enliftment to enter into the king's pay; hence the amount advanced by Virginia w^ould certainly be returned, but the amount was needed at once; and fince the Colony was equally interefted in the expedition with the mother country and the other colonies, it Certainly this would be a graceful thing for the Colony to pay a part of the expenfes. was a good opportimity for the Houfe to fhow^ by their zeal and energy the fincerity of It was fuggefted their recent affurances of being among the king's moft loyal fubjedts. that fince the governor was not in proper phyfical condition to give clofe attention to the detailed expenditure of the amotmt to be voted, a committee fhould be appointed
for that purpofe.s

The

fhortnefs of the recefs

was

neceffitated

and the fourth by the fadl that pay the expenfe

was made in the governor's was very brief, lafting only from July 11 through July 16, only two bills being paffed, two joint refolutions agreed to, and a joint addrefs to his majefty drawn up congratulating him on the vi(5lory obtained "over the Rebels at Ivernefs") was condudled between the Houfe and the
The
ufual addrefs

made by

the Houfe to the governor

bed-chamber.

After

this, all

the bufmefs of the feffion (which

prefident of the Council.

The main

features of the adt for raifing the

money

to defray the expenfes of getting


:

together the troops for the expedition againft

Canada were

that four thoufand pounds

fhould be raifed for this purpofe;

a loan bearing

5%

fhould be raifed immediately by means of intereft and fecured by the duties on liquors and flaves; that the
that
it

money fhould be expended by a

conmiiffion

the

members

of which,

fome from the

Coxmcil and fome from the Houfe, were

named

in the bill

which fhould account to the

next General Affembly; and that arms for the troops might be taken from the public magazine, a ftridl account being kept of the value of the arms fo fumifhed and the amoimt charged againft the four thoufand pounds.s'

Fifth Sesffion.

April

The next feffion of the Affembly, which continued from March 30, 1747, through 18, was alfo an unufual feffion, having been called together in order that provifion might be made for rebuilding the capitol, which had been deftroyed by an incendiary
fhortly before.

fire

This feffion was far from an harmonious one, the fadl developing that the majority of the members of the Houfe were in favor of removing the feat of government from
4

50

See See

p. 188. p.

190.

note that the committee was appointed in the adl paffed, no fuch committee having been appointed in 1740, when money was voted for enlifting the men to ferve in the Carthagena expedition, it being provided in the law then enaaed that the treafurer of the Colony pay the money direAly to the governor;

It is interefting to

and that the prefent acftion was referred to as a precedent in 1754, when the acrimonious difpute was going on between the Houfe of Burgeffes and Governor Dinwiddie over the appointment of a fimilar committee to fupervife the expenditure of the money propofed to be voted for the conduft of the war againft the French and Indians, Dinwiddie infifting that the expenditure of the money fhould be wholly under the fuper\'ifion of the executive and that the appointment of the committee would be a blow at the royal prerogative. (See "Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, 1752-1755," p. XIX). s See Hening, V, 401-404.

XXV

Willianifburg to fome point

more

acceffible to the majority of the inhabitants of the

Colony, their defire being prevented of accomplifhment by the oppofition of the governor and the Council. Only five laws'' were aftually paffed by this Affembly, and of thefe, four were either private laws or local, and one was fpecial, namely, "An adt for paying the burgeffes wages in money for this prefent feffion of Affembly," the laft adl being fimilar to thofe paffed for the fame purpofe at nearly every feffion of the General Affembly both before this and after fmce the year 1730, when it was enadted that, when the condition of the treafury jiiftified, the burgeffes fhould be paid in money from the central treafury- of the Colony inftead of in tobacco, by the cotmties refpedlively as was the cafe before^the burgeffes certainly always finding it more convenient to be paid in this way, and it probably, too, being, as always alleged in the preambles of the

"a great eafe to the poorer fort of people, by leffening the levy by the poll. " It was but natural that comparatively prompt payment in a tmiverfal currency fhould be preferred to delayed payment in a local one. The governor informed the General Affembly in his opening remarks that he would not have called them together till the report of the committee on revifal was ready but
acts,

for the unfortunate

fire.

It

was

for getting the


until the

Affembly was called together, and


governor
faid,

new

building

means to reftore the capitol that the was ready for occupancy, the

the ufe of the college building had been tendered for holding meetings of

the Affembly and the huftings court building in Willianifburg for holding fefiions of the General Court. 53

In the addrefs drawn up by the Houfe in reply to the governor's opening fpeech is the firft intimation of the defign of the Houfe to remove the feat of government. In this
of the Houfe affure the governor of their delire to eredl a good and and they endeavor to win his fupport by faying that "to lay the foundation of a new city, to raife this building in a place commodioufly fcituated for navigation," would complete the glory of the governor's adminiftration and tranfmit his "name with the higheft luftre to the lateft ages." This very fkilfully worded addrefs clofes with the congratulations of the Houfe on his honor's promotion to the dignity of

addrefs the

members

fufificient edifice;

a baronet. 54

The Houfe, having maturely confidered the matter


to feveral refolutions, in fubftance as follows
:

in

committee

of the whole,

came

that fince Williamfburg was remote from the center of population of the Colony and a place unfit for trade and navigation, the
feat of government fhould not be continued there, but that a town fhould be eftablifhed on the lands on the Pamunkey river then owned by William Gray and New Year Smith, who fhould be paid ;2,3oo current money for their holdings, 400 acres of which fhould, by a committee appointed for the purpofe, be laid out in lots and ftreets for the town; and that this committee fhould be empowered to fee to the erection there of public buildings cofting ;i2,ooo. The money was to be raifed b}'- a duty of one fhilling on each hogfhead of tobacco exported from the Colony, a tax of twenty fhillings on every coach and chariot, ten fhillings on every four wheel chaife, and five fhillings on every two wheel chaife. Since the inhabitants of the city of Williamfburg would be fufferers from the removal, fome allowance fhould be made them.ss A bill was ordered to be brought in purfuant to thefe refolutions. When the bill, which had the title "A bill for eftablifhing a town on Pamunkey river, and other purpofes therein mentioned," was reported from the committee, it was fought vigorously at every ftage, the unufual liberty being allowed counfel for the city of Williamfburg to come before the Houfe and prefent objedlions to the Bill but it was finally paffed by a vote of forty-three to thirty-three and
;

s' The five laws paffed at this feffion are not given in full by Hening only their titles he having been unable to fecure copies of them. Copies are, however, to be found in the Public Record Office, London, with copies of other adls not fecitfed by Hening. It is hoped that thefe may be printed in a volume fupplementary to Hening's coUecftion. 53 See p. 236. s* See p. 239. The title had not long fince been conferred on Governor Gooch as a reward for his faithfulnefs in the adminiftration of the affairs of his office and for his attachment to the Houfe of Hanover. 55 See p. 243.

[xxvi
f ent

was "For appointing perfons to view the places and landings on Pamunkey river, and on James river, from the falls to the mouth of Appamattox," and the second, "For eredting this Colony, "s* The a building for the prefervation of the public records and papers of purpofe of the latter was probably to fecure temporary accommodations for ufe till the completion of the buildings on the Pamunkey. This bill was agreed to with amendment by the Council. Several conferences held on the fubjedl were only promotive of antagonifm and bittemefs,?' the managers from the Council evidently behaving in an overbearing and irritating manner, and, in refufing to reduce to writing at the firft meeting their reafons for infifting on their amendment to the Houfe bill, in a manner, as claimed by the Houfe, in confiidl with conftant parliamentan,' pradlice and deftrudtive of the harmony that ought to fubfift between the two Nothing could be done to improve the feeling that had arifen, and nothing branches. remained but for the governor to prorogue the Affembly, which he did on the i8th of April in a fpeech made up of a mild homily on the virtues of moderation and of an expreffion of opinion that the failure of the bill for eftablifhing a town on the Pamunkey did not fumifh a valid excufe to the Houfe for leaving the Colony unprovided with a proper place for holding the courts of juftice. The Affembly was prorogued to the
fifth
sis

difclofes its fate, no aftion to the Council, where, fo far as the Journal of the Houfe paffed by the Houfe; the first, taken whatever. Two fubfidiary bills were alfo

Thurfday
See See
p. 248. p. 249.

in July.

S7

AfTembly of 1748-49.
Governor Gooch was a fympathizer with the Council in its ftand in reference to the removal of the feat of government; and when it was found that the Houfe as then made up could not be brought to abandon its attempt, he prorogued the Affembly again, and finally, diffolving it, called a new Affembly. A comparifon of the lifts of members of the Houfe for the two Affemblies fhows conliderable change in the memberfhip. No doubt the members of the Council, men of influence and ufually large land holders in every fedtion of the Colony, had been exerting themf elves in the eledlion. Certain it is that the new Houfe, though by no means yet entirely manageable in the matter of removal, was very much more fo than was the old. The General Affembly met and what proved to be its only feffion on October 27, 1748, and the feffion for its firft continued through May 11, 1749, though a long recefs was taken from December 17 to

March

2.

In his opening fpeech, the governor called attention


the prime bufinef s to be attended to

the eredlion

firft

to

what he confidered

of

a capitol

recommending ftrongly

Williamfburg as its fite, and urged harmony and difpatch, giving expreffion to the opinion that Providence, in putting an end to the war with France and Spain, had feemed to intervene in the intereft of concentration of attention on this moft important matter. The other great work to be accomplifhed was the difpofition of the report of the committee for the revifal of the laws. The firft matter gave rife, as in the preceding feffion, to a bitter conteft, throughout which and even after its clofe there were outbreaks of confiderable feeling. The
Houfe, after confidering the governor's fpeech in committee of the whole, refolved that a bill be brought in on the fubje<5t of the removal fimilar in every refpedl to the bill brought in at the former feffion, with the exception that it was refolved that the town

be eftablifhed on the land of Richard Littlepage on the Pamunkey and that the inhabitants of Williamfburg be paid ;)6,ooo. A yea and nay vote was not taken on this refolution, and the majority by which it paffed is not given; but judging from the fate
of the bill

brought
bill.

in, it

muft have been very narrow.

committee was named to


ftill at work framing with a member of the

draw up the
the
by,
bill, M''

All this time excitement ran high.

While the committee was

John

Blair, a

member

of the Council, in a converfation

Houfe, pointed to M"^ John Robinfon, Jr., fpeaker of the Houfe, who happened to pafs and ufed the following language: "There goes the man who is at the bottom of this hellifh fcheme and has told feveral lies, and advanced many things that he knew to be falfe," and more to the fame effedl. This having been reported to the Houfe, that body promptly paffed a refolution that M'' John Blair in uttering thefe falfe and malicious expreffions had highly refiedled on the honor of the fpeaker of the Houfe of
;

and that he be charged before the Council with the words, and that the Council be defired to proceed againft him and to inflidl the punifhment merited by fo grave an offenfe againft the Houfe. 58 A committee was duly appointed to carry up the charge and refolutions to the Council. Fortunately the matter could be amicably arranged. The fame day the Council fent a written meffage to the Houfe to the effe(5l that that body had inquired into the charge, and that M"' John Blair had admitted making ufe
Burgeffes,

but that he expreffed his forrow therefor, they proThe Council hoped, therefore, that there would be no breach between the two chambers to obftrudl the tranfadlion of the important bufinefs they were met to confider. The Houfe expreffed
of the objedlionable expreffions,

ceeding rather from a hafty temper than premeditation.

itfelf

as fatisfied. readinefs of the Council to proceed in this matter in accordance with the
its effecft,

The
58

fuggeftion of the Houfe had


See
p. 290.

no doubt,

in

changing fomewhat the fentiment

[xxviii]

of

Houfe on the queftion of the removal. At any rate, when, the next Pamunkey river was reported to the Houfe, day, the bill for eftablifhing a town on mature confideration had ordered, though it was a meafure which the Houfe after very forty-one to thirty-fix; and on the of vote by a reading fecond it was defeated on its

members

of the

fame day a bill was prefented for rebuilding the capitol in the city of Williamfburg, and paffed by a vote of forty to thirty-eight. sp The bill was paffed by the Council without amendment, and was one of the firft figned by the governor on December 17, the day of the adjournment of the Affembly for the recefs. But even thus the fight was not over, being a game of wavering majorities. On April 10, after the long recefs, a motion was made, and carried by a vote of thirty-eight to thirty-two, that leave be given to bring in a bill for eftablifhing a town near Newother purpofes therein mentioned.'" A caftle, and eredling public buildings, and for committee was appointed to bring in the fame. The bill was brought in the next day. The vote on its fecond reading ftood forty-two to twenty-nine. A motion that the fecond reading of the bill be deferred until the following Tuefday was defeated, and the The next day the bill was paffed by a vote of forty to bill was ordered engroffed. thirty-eight, and fent to the Council, by which, of courfe, it was promptly rejedled. The a6t for rebuilding the capitol at Williamfburg had already been figned by the governor, and this exhibition of returned ftrength on the part of thofe favoring a removal

was

futile.

The
lowing

ftrained relations exifting between the

interefting cafe.

Before the adjournment a

for dividing the counties of together again in March, the exadl ftatus of this

Houfe

two chambers fhows itfelf in the folbill had been introduced into the Orange and Goochland. After the Affembly came
bill

not being readily determined

from the Journal of the Houfe, a committee was appointed to fearch the Journal of the The committee confifted unfortunately in the main of the very men who Council.

had been notably adlive

in

advocacy

of the

removal

of the feat of

government from

Williamfburg. When this committee demanded the Journal from the clerk of the Council (the Council being then in feff ion) it was informed after a time by him that he
,

had been diredled by the Council to fay that before any fuch fearch would be permitted the Council would have to be informed by meffage from the Houfe of the appointment When this adtion was reported, the Houfe fent a meffage to the of fuch a committee. Council to inquire whether its clerk adled in this matter on inftrudtion or not. The report was brought back that the Council had made anfwer that a reply would be fent Accordingly the next day the meffage, brought by the by a meffenger of its own. meffenger Council's ufual (M'' Walthoe, the clerk of the Council), was received that the members of the Houfe had told the clerk of the Council, while the Council was in feffion, that they had been appointed to make the fearch, and that the clerk had been directed to make to them the ftatement quoted. Whereupon the Houfe adopted two refolutions, to the effect firft, that it was the undoubted right of the Houfe to fearch the Journals of the Council for proceedings of that body on any bill or other matter fent from the Houfe to the Council; and fecond, that the Council's adtion was a high infringement of the privileges of the Houfe, tending to interrupt that harmony which fhould always fubfift between the two branches of the law-making body.*The next move in the controverfy was made by the Council, when the prefident of that body afked the fpeaker of the Houfe to inform the Burgeffes of the willingnefs of the Council to "keep up a good con-efpondence" with the Houfe, and, being apprehenfive of the ill effedt of the meffage and the anfwer which had paffed fome time before between the two, of its defire that they be erafed from the journal of each chamber.'^ The propofal was agreed to by the Houfe. This occurred on the 28th of March. But the affair was not even yet ended. The day before this feeming reconciliation between the two chambers, namely, on March the 27th, the Council had ordered fpread
:

59

*
6-

<"

See p. 301. See p. 361. See pp. 335-337. See p. 347.

xxix

minutes an extended account of the controverfy, citing precedents to fhow that it was the Houfe which had departed from conftitutional ufage, it having always been the cuftom when the Houfe wifhed to know anything contained in the Journals of the Council for a requeft for fpecified information to be made, and no right of general It was ordered infpedlion of the Council's proceedings having ever before been claimed. in the Virginia be publifhed in controverfy by the Council that this account of the matter Gazette, this a6tion being taken in order that the public might, in coming to a conclufion as to the merits of the difpute, have fet before it all the fa(5ts in the cafe and not be left

on

its

with merely what was given in the printed Journals of the Houfe.3 The publication fo that it was not till was delayed in the Virginia Gazette, however, for fome time William Parks, the I ith of May that it was brought to the attention of the Houfe. public printer, immediately fummoned before the bar of the Houfe, explained that he had been forced to print the matter by pofitive order from the Council. It was at once ordered that a meffage be fent to the Council to acquaint them with the proceedings taken in reference to William Parks, and with the allegations made by Parks
;<>4

in his defence,

and

to inquire whether the Council

had

really given the order as afferted.

Soon the anfwer came, delivered by the Council's own meffenger, that the Council admitted authorfhip of the paper complained of and affumed refponfibility for the order
given to the public printer to publifh it in the Gazette. This meffage being received, it was ordered that a committee be appointed to prepare an anfwer to it and that the committee withdraw at once for that purpofe. This was the laft day of the feffion, however, and very fhortly after the appointment of the committee came a meffage from the governor commanding the immediate attendance of the Houfe in the Council

members of both chambers his honor figned among the number there not being foimd, eftablifhing the town on the Paniunkey river, of which fince it bill for of courfe, the paffed the Houfe and was fent to the Council nothing more was heard. The governor then made his fpeech of prorogation. One may well imagine the fuUen glances paff ing between the honorable members of the Houfe and the honorable members of the Council during the delivery of this chara(5leriftic fpeech, made up in part of compliments to the members of the Affembly on the good work done in connedlion with the revifal of the laws and the ordinary legiflative routine of the feffion, and of recommendations to a fteadfaft continuance in zeal for king, country, and religion.'s The governor's commendation of the members of the Affembly for the work accomVery foon after the opening of the Affembly the replifhed, was deferved to the full. port of the committee appointed to revife the laws was taken under conlideration by the Houfe. The report confifted of three parts: firft, it recommended the repeal of a number of laws as being obfolete, ufeless, or otherwife provided for; fecond, it recommended that certain other laws be allowed to remain in force without amendment; and third, it prefented in the fhape of bills for the adtion of the Houfe the other laws then in force, each bill confifting either of a law amended or of two or three laws on the fame fubjedt confolidated.6^ The firft two fedlions of the report were at once agreed to, the
chamber.
the
a(5ts

There

in the prefence of the

and

refolves that were ready for him,

committee for courts of


of courfe, of their

juftice being ordered to bring in

bill

for the repeal of the adts

fpecified in the fecond fection remaining in force, Later on in the feffion the Houfe determined to tranffer one of the laws put by the committee on revifal in clafs two to clafs one, and accordingly ordered the committee on courts of juftice to embrace it in the bill to be handed in for the repeal of the laws that were ufelefs. In courfe of time the committee reported the
fpecified in the firft fedlion

thofe

own

virtue.

'3

It is

evident from the wording of this paper that the Journals were printed and diftributed from day

to day.
64
6s

home for the recovery of his health had been granted. Governor Gooch had been in Virginia twenty-two years. His adminiftration may be looked on as a fucceffful one, the refult of prudence and diligence rather than of the exhibition of a high order of ability.
66

See, in explanation of this delay, "Calendar of State Papers" (Virginia), Vol. I, p. 243. In this addrefs Governor Gooch gave notice that his requeft for permiffion to return

See pp. 277-381.

XXX

waspaffed. The bills prepared by the committee on revifal were introduced into the Houfe from time to time as it fuited the convenience of the Houfe, and in their paffage fubjeded to the fame forms of procedure as were other bills they were read the fame number of times, fometimes confidered in committee of the whole, frequently amended, and in one or two inftances thrown out. And when they came to the Council,
bill

and

it

thought proper made amendments of its own or rejedled the amendments of the Houfe. Hence the paffage of any one of thefe bills was by no means a perfundlory matter. The work done in attending to the whole mafs was enormous. But the committee of revifal had confidered only permanent and public a(5ls not
that body

when

it

temporary or private ones. Hence the committee for courts of juftice was obliged at this feffion, too, to go over the laws to fee which were about to expire and to recommend

which of thefe fhould be continued. This it did, and many of the moft important laws on the ftatute books (notably thofe for impofing duties on flaves and liquors, and the laws in reference to the infpe(5tion of the various articles exported tobacco in parIn addition, the Affembly had to difpofe ticular) were thus brought up for a(5lion.' of the vaft number of petitions, propofitions, and claims which would naturally be prefented to an Affembly meeting after a long intermiff ion and it inherited alfo much bufinefs which had been deferred by the preceding Affembly at its fourth and fifth both of which had been called for fpecial purpofes. Many of the petitions and feffions propofitions gave rife to bills (fuch, for inftance, as bills for eftablifhing new ferries and new towns, for difeftablifhing certain veftries, for removing obftruAions in rivers, and for releafing certain lands from the operation of the law of entail, etc.), which had to be fought out in the two chambers and between them. Not by any means did all the bills introduced paf s and not all of thofe which did become laws are given by Hening in his coUedlion of Statutes at Large, he having failed to find thirty-one of the eighty-nine to which the governor finally affixed his fignature.** The fifty-eight which he did include cover three himdred and fifty -nine pages.'' They conftitute a mafs of well digefted legiflation which is a worthy monument of the ability of the leaders of the Colony at the middle of the eighteenth century.

*'

**
(>

See p. 275. See Hening, VI, 200, 201, 210-212, 214. Hening, V, 408-558; VI, 9-214.

THE

JOURNAL
OF THE

Houfe

of

Burgesses.
AT A

GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
Begun and held
at

the Capitol, the Sixth

in the

City of
in the

WILLIAMSBURG,
Lord
of

Day May,

Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign

GEORGE

II.

by the Grace

of God,
King,

Great- Britain, France,

and

Ireland,
in

Defender of the
Affembly.

Faith, &c.

and

the Year
Seflion of

of our Lord 1742:


this

Being the

Firft

WI LLI AMSBURG:
Printed by

WILLIAM PARKS.

M,DCC,XLII.

THE

JOURNAL
of the

Houfe
liament, inftead

of
Thurfday^

Burgesses.
May
6,

1742.

SEVENTY One Members took the Oaths appointed


of the

to be taken by Adl of ParOaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and took and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft: And the Houfe having attended the Governor, and being returned, M'' Carter put the

Houfe in Mind of the Governor's Commands to make Choice of a Speaker; and did nominate and recommend M'' Henry Fitzhugh, as a Gentleman of known Ability and

and entirely equal to that Truft. Then M"' Conway propofed M'' Robinfon, who was Speaker of the former Affembly, and had acquitted himfelf in the Employment with Honour and Reputation. And after a Debate, the Queftion was put by the Clerk; and M'' Robinfon being chofen Speaker, was condudled to the Chair by Two of the Members. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Governor, to acquaint him, that this Houfe had made Choice of a Speaker; and to know his Pleafure, when the Houfe fhall attend, to prefent him: And that M'' Conway, M"" Lewis Burwell, M'' Harrifon, and M'' Richard Randolph, do carry the faid Meffage. They accordingly withdrew; and being returned, M'' Conway reported, That the Governor was pleafed to fay, he would fignify his Pleafure to the Houfe in that Matter, by a Meffenger. A Meffage from the Governor was deli\'ered by M'' Francis.
Integrity,

Gentlemen,
It is the Governor's Pleafure that the Houfe immediately attend him in the CouncilChamber, and prefent their Speaker. The Houfe, in Obedience to the Governor's Commands, went up to the CovmcilChamber, and prefented their Speaker: And the Gov^emor was pleafed to declare his Approbation of their Choice.

Then M"' Speaker, in Behalf of the Houfe, petitioned the Governor, That they might enjoy their antient Rights and Privileges: Such as Freedom of Speech and Debate; Exemption from Arrefts; and Prote<$lions for their Eftates. That they may have Power over their own Members; and the fole Right of determining their own Elections. And laftly, for himfelf, that his Miftakes might not be imputed to the Houfe. To which the Governor anfwered, that he fhould take Care to preferve the Houfe in thefe and all other their juft Rights and Privileges. And being returned, and the Mace laid on the Table, M"" Speaker reported. That the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council-Chamber And that he had been pleafed
:

to

Of which he had, to prevent Miftakes, delivered in at the Table; where it obtain 'd a Copy: Which he read, and afterwards was again read, and is as follows:
to

make a Speech

to the Council.and this

Houfe

Gentlemen

of the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

under fuch civil Combinations, than when living the great Purpofe for which feparately, is the Origin of all Communities, their Rife, and to which all take muft Laws our all Government was formed, whence has been purfued with Advantage muft be turned; and this mutual
pedation
of Faring better

AS

for every Man perfonally to the Care and Concern of Societies, too numerous Number; and as the ExSelecft in a vefted appear, are, by common Confent,

our Confultations
fo

much Wifdom and Addrefs by former

Affemblies; I

am

confident you are

met

to-

Attention to their Intereft, whofe Prugether with a firm Refolution to give the like and that by confining your Debates to Choice; dence hath led them to make You their

Principle upon which my Adminiftration is that fingle, but fignificant Queftion, the zealoufly your Endeavours. unalterably fixed, the Good of the Whole, will be equally and Article of your Conmoft material in the approved, often the Meafure fo

HENCE

cern, will, I prefume, be


neffes,

thought to merit your Suffrage,


of its Ufefuhiefs.

who have been

fo long the

Wit-

and are now the Judges

Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

IN a Letter from
paffmg

their Excellencies the

Lords Juftices

of Great-Britian,

which

fhall

be laid before you, I am of a Bill, obliging the Mafters of


required to

recommend
all

to you, as His Majefty's Pleafure, the


for that Purpofe be

Ships and Veffels trading hither, to pay the

Dutv

of

Tunnage

in

Powder and

Ball;

and that the Law

made

Per-

petual.

IN Compliance therefore with what, by His Majefty's Order, is propofed to us, for our ProteAion, and the Annoyance of the Enemy, you will, I am perfwaded, think it neceffary to compleat the Repair of our Batteries, and appoint annual Salaries for fuch Officers and Gunners as fhall be deemed fufficient, during the War, to keep Them, and Fort George, in a conftant Pofture of Defence; the Fund which hitherto defray 'd thofe
Expenses, not being in Circumstances to bear fuch Dedu(5lions. THIS, allow me to say, is a Demand, your own Safety, and an Incitement of equal Weight, the Security of any Part of your Coimtry, lays Claim to: And if, when thefe Appointments come under your Confideration, you fhall be difpofed to advife with Me,

be prepared for you, and on all Occafions be glad to confer with you, in what fo evidently tends to your Credit, and will advance your Character; for, your Honour and Prosperity are my only Aim and my Duty to the King, and my Efteem for the Colony,
I

fhall

with the Relation


Adlions.

ftand in to

it,

are the Sentiments which animate

and

diredt all

my

Gentlemen

of the Council,

and Houfe

of Burgeffes,

SINCE
ceive

People, in the full

Enjoyment

of their Religious

and

Civil Rights,

can

re-

same Shelter and Protedlion, let our Behaviour be fuch, as will Teftify the Purity of our Intentions, and Warrant the Continuance of thofe invaluable Privileges; not doubting, tho' the Sword is unfheathed, and the Profpeft at prefent dark and dubious, but by the Magnanimity of His Majefty's Royal Mind, and the Wifdom of His Councils, we fhall foon fee His Government and Kingdoms, by the Bleffing of GOD, Triumphing over Hostile Power, and Crowned at last with an Happy Peace. Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be made to the Governor, for his kind and aflectionate Speech to the Council, and this Houfe to congratulate him on his fafe Return to his Government from his long and dangerous Expedition againft the Spaniards; and aUo
no Addition to
their Happiness, unlefs

by

frefh

Tokens

of the

Health And to affure his Honour that we fhall be readyto concur with him in any Meafures that tend to the Honour of His Majefty, and the Good and Safety of this Government. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor
alfo for the

Recovery

of his

well,

upon the and

faid Refolution
M"-

And

it is

referred to

M' Conway, M' Harrifon,

M"-

Lewis Bur-

N elfon, to prepare and bring in the fame.


That
this

Refolved,

Houfe

will take the

Governor's Speech into Confideration on

Monday

next.

Ordered, That the Re\-. M"" Thomas Dawfon be appointed Chaplain to this Houfe; and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning, at Ten o'Clock. Ordered, That William Francis, James Lavie, John Collet, and Robert Wager, be appointed Door-keepers to this Houfe; and that they give their Attendance accordingly. Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Friday
Ordered,

May

7,

1742.

T
M"-

HAT

a Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions be appointed, of the following

Perfons

M"-

Conway,

M"" Lomax, M' Whiting. And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day; and to examine, M''
all

W W McCarty, William Randolph, W Power, and


Carter,

Richard Randolph,

"W
M.'

Attorney,

Lewis Burwell,
Beverly,

in the

firft

Place,

Returns of Writs for Eledling Burgeffes to ferve 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, Elections,
:

and Privileges and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe. And the said Committee is to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information.
;

Ordered,
fons:

That a Committee

of Public Claims be appointed, of the following Per-

W Turner, M' W Weftwood,


Elligood,
M"M""

M"" Beverly,

W
M'^

Ruffin,

M"-

Hedgman,
Sweney,
Wall,

M"-

Harmanfon,
Scarburgh,
-

M""

Harmer,
Thornton.

M"- Boiling,

W Car
And
all

M"- Mitchell, M"-

gill,

and

they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and take into their Confideration Public Claims which fhall be prefented to the Houfe, during this Seffion; and to

when they have gone through the faid Claims. And all persons that have any Claims, are to deliver them to the Clerk, and he is to deliver the fame to the faid Committee, of Courfe. And they are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information.
report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, Ordered,

Ordered,

That a Committee

for Courts of Juftice

be appointed, of the following

Perf ons
M"'

Attorney,

M' Jofeph Gray, M^ Hutchifis,

Ur Lotnax,

W Fantleroy, W Douglas, W Cocke,


'

M- Eppes, M' Harris, M^ William Randolph,

W Garnet,

M' Reddick,

M^ Power, M' Waller, M^ Baker, and

M' Weft.
Confideration they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and take into their fuch other Matters, as fhall, from Time to all Matters relating to Courts of Juftice, and And the faid Committee are Proceedings. their report and Time, be referred to them; their Information. for Records, have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and

And

to

Ordered,

That Five

of

any

of the foregoing

Committees, be a

fufficient

Number

to

make a Committee.
Ordered, That M'' Gary be appointed Clerk to the Committee for PubHc Claims. that M' Bealc be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Courts of Juftice.
Ordered,

And

That a Committee

of

Trade be appointed,

of the following Perfons

M'
M' Nelfon,

Carter,

Liidwell,

M' Braxton, M' Bonfh,

M-^ Hutchins, M^ Harmer, M' Walke. M' Richard Randolph, and And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and take under their Confideration, all Things relating to the Trade of this Colony, and all fuch Matters, that fhall be, from Time to Time, to them referred and report their Proceedings. And the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Wehh be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Trade. M' Conway reported. That the Perfons appointed, had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor: Which he read in his place, and afterwards Where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the delivered in at the Table Houfe, without any Amendment and is as follows
; : ;

SIR,

and Dominion of Virginia, now met in General Affembly, humbly beg Leave to congratulate You upon Your fafe and happy Return to this Your Government, from the dangerous Expedition againft our profeffed Enemies the Spaniards; and on the Recovery of Your Health, for which we were under the deepest Concern And at the fame Time, to Return You our fmcere Thanks, for Your ver\' effeclionate and obliging Speech, to the Council, and this Houfe. IT is with Hearts full of Duty and Gratitude, we acknowledge Your conftant and zealous Endeavours for the true Intereft and Good of this Colony, during the whole Time of Your wife and fteady Adminif tration And we do affure Your Honour we will, upon all Occafions, be ready to concur with You in any Meafures that may tend to the Honour of our moft Gracious and Excellent Sovereign, and the Profperity and Safety of This His moft antient Colony Motives which have always animated and directed Your Actions, and which fhall be the conftant Rule of Ours. WE will ufe our utmoft Endeavours to teftify the Purity of our Intentions by our Behaviour, and to preferve to us the Continuance of thofe ineftimable Privileges we at prefent enjov firmly relying on the Magnanimity and Wifdom of His Majefty, which, by
: . : ;

TE

His Majefty's moft dutiful and

loial Subjedls,

the Burgeffes of the Colony

mies

by the Affiftance of GOD, we doubt not, will procure him the Victor}' over all His Eneand, in the End, a happy and lasting Peace. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed, and prefented by the whole
;

Houfe.

That the Committee who prepared the fame, do wait on the Governor, to when the Houfe fhall attend, to prefent it. Refolved, That in all Cafes of controverted Elections, to be heard at the Bar of this Houfe, or before the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Petitioners do, by themfelves, or by their Agents, within a convenient Time to be appointed, either by the Houfe, or the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, as the Matter to be heard fhall be, before the Houfe, or the faid Committee; deliver to the Sitting Members, or their Agents, lifts of the Perfons intended by the Petitioners to be objefted to, who voted for the Sitting Members, giving in the faid Lifts the fe\-eral Heads of Objection, and diftinAnd that the Sitting guifhing the fame againft the Names of the Voters excepted to. Members do, by themfeh'es, or their Agents, within the fame Time, deliver the like Lifts, on their Part, to the Petitioners, or their Agents.
Ordered,

know

his Pleafure

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Saturday^
Ordered,

May

8,

1742.

THAT
M''

the Report of the Commiffioners appointed, purfuant to an Act of Affem-

bly,

made

in the

Twelfth Year of His Majefty's Reign, \or

the Relief of certain

Perfons who were Sufferers, in the Lofs of the Records of the County of Nanfemond, be referred to a Committee And it is accordingly referred to M''
:

Reddick, M"' Baker, M"" Simmons,

and AP Jofeph Gray. Conway reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, waited on the Governor, to know his Pleafure when the Houfe f hould attend him with their Addrefs And that he was pleafed to fay, he would fend a Meffage to the Houfe when he was

ready to receive it. The Houfe being informed, that M'' Henry Downs, a Sitting Member, has been guilty of many fcandalous Practices of which he has been convidled, and thereupon received condign Punifhment, Ordered, That the faid Information be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, as it fhall appear to them, with their Opinions thereupon to the Houfe. Ordered, That a Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be appointed, of the following Perfons
;

M"' Fitzhngh,
M''

W Whiting,
M''

W
M'' M'' M"'

Conway,
Prefly,

McCarty,

M'' Fairfax,

Simmons,
Richard Ratuiolph,
Walke,
Harrifon,
Carter,

M^ Braxton,

W Wormley,
M'' Lee,

M''

N elfon,
Baylor,

M'' Benja-.nin

M'

M^

Col.

Lewis Burwell,

M'' Carter Burwell,

M'
M''

Digges,

M' Ludwell,
M'' Corbin,
M''

Woodbridge,

M"^

Kennon,
Baffett,

M'
M"'

W
'

William Gray,
Chifwell,

and

Lewis Burwell,

M''

Bland.

And

that they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration, all Propofitions and Grievances that fhall come legally certified to this Affembly; and report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, from Time

And

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, for their Information. A Petition of M^ Samuel Biukner, complaining of an undue Election of M"- Lewis
to

Time

And

all

Burwell, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the


Glocefter.

County

of

Alfo a Petition of M' Richard Jones, complaining of an undue Eledlion of M"' Jofeph Scott, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Amelia. Alfo a Petition of M^ William Andrews, complaining of an undue Ele(5lion of M' George Douglafs, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County
of

were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the feveral Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions That they examine the Matter of the faid Petitions and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Motion being made, That if any Petition againft a Sitting Member, fhall be judged frivolous and vexatious, that the Petitioner be compelled to make Satisfadlion to the Sitting Member And the Queftion being put thereupon, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Motion be Rejedled. A Petition of the Inhabitants of Goochland Cotmty, for appointing a Ferry in the faid Covmty, from the Land of Robert Carter, over to the Land of Afhford Hughes. AKo a Petition of feveral Inhabitants of the aforefaid County, praying That the Ferry appointed by Law, from Jacob Michauxe's Land, on the South Side of 7aw^5River, to the Land on the oppofite Side, near the Court -hoiafe, may be continued. Alfo another Petition from feveral other Inhabitants, on the South Side of James

Accomack

River, to the fame Purpofe.

Chickahominy be altered, and appointed from Goodall's to Hanmer's Point, or Williams's were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and received.
Alfo a Petition of
of the Public Ferry over

Thomas Cowles, Keeper

River, at Goodall's, praying, That the

Name

of the faid Ferry


;

may

Ordered,

That the

faid feveral Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the

Com-

mittee of Propofitions and Grievances:


thereof;

That they examine into the

feveral Matters

and report the fame, with

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

That a Negro Man Slave belonging to the Petitioner, and convidled in Goochland Court, of the Murder of a Negro Woman belonging to the Petitioner, had alfo been the Occafion of the Death of another Negro
Petition of Jofeph Anthony, fetting forth.

Woman
received.

of the Petitioner's;

and praying fuch

Relief, as to this

Houfe

fhall

feem

fit,

was prefented to the Houfe.


It

the Queftion being put. That the faid Petition be paffed in the Negative.

And

That the faid Petition be Rejeded. That M' Reddick, and M' Corbin, be added to the Committee of Trade. Ordered, That M' Waller be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances and aKo to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Ordered, That the Committee of Courts of Juftice, infpecfl the Journals of the laft Seffion; and prepare 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. That they do aKo examine what Laws have expired, fmce the laft Seffion, and infpedl
Refolved,

Ordered,

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 Opinion, which of them are fit to be re\'ived

and continued.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

: :

Monday May
y

lo,

1742.

MR.
My

Speaker informed the Houfe, That he had in his Hand, the Inftructions of the Lords Jtiftices, mentioned in the Governor's Speech; which he had Directions to lay before the Houfe.

A
Speaker,

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

M''

Francis.

I am commanded by the Governor, to acquaint this Houfe, that his Honour is now ready to receive their Addrefs in the Council-Chamber. M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up and being returned, reported, That he had, with the Houfe, attended the Governor in the Council-Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him. To which he was pleafed to return the following answer
;

Gentlemen,

my fincere and hearty Thanks for your very affedionate Addrefs: If any Thing could make me more fenfible of the Obligations I am under, to the great Overruler of the World, it would he your kind Congratulations for my Return; which, with the Teftimony you are pleafed to give to my Conftancy, in adhering to the Duties of my Station, I efteem as my great Felicity, and fhall be always ambitious of the Credit of having my Condud fo well fupported; nor can I have any Doubt of your Readinefs to concur with Me in fuch Meafures as will be for the Honour of His Moft Excellent Majefty, or the Welfare of This His moft antient Colony. M"" Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Ele<5tions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the feveral Writs for electing of Burgeffes, to fer\-e in this prefent General Affembly: And had agreed upon a Report; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where it was again read
Return you
:

And

is

as follows:
it

appears to this Committee, That the Returns of the feveral Writs for Eledting Burgeffes for the Counties of Accomack, Amelia, Brunfwick, Charles-City, Caroline,

That

King and Queen, LanMiddle fex, Norfolk, Northumberland, Orange, Princess-Anne, Prince George, Richmond, Surry, Warwick, and York: And the Retiams of the Writs for Electing a Burgefs at James-Town, the CoUege of William and Mary, and the Borough of Norfolk: And the Return of the Writ for EleAing a Citizen for the City of Williamfburg, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law. And that the Returns of the feveral Writs for Electing Burgeffes for the Counties of Effex, Goochland, Henrico, King William, King George, Nanfemond, Northampton, NewKent, Prince William, Stafford, Spotfylvania, and Weftmoreland, are not made in the Form prefcribed by Law. Ordered, That the Returns of the refpeAive Sherifs of Effex, Henrico, Goochland, King George, Nanfemond, Prince William, New-Kent, Weftmoreland, Northampton,
Elizabeth-City, Gloucefter, Hanover, James-City, Ifle of Wight,
cafter,

and Stafford, be amended by the Clerk, at the Table. they were amended accordingly. Ordered, That the Sheriff of King William be fent for, in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, to amend his Return.
Spotfylvania,

And

That M"' Fitzhugh, M' Harrifon, and M"^ Fairfax, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections M' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had imder their Confideration, feveral Propofitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred: And have come to divers Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table.
Ordered,

M'

(lO)
M' Attorney reported. That the Committee
for Courts of Juftice, had, according to
;

Order, infpe<5led the Journals of the laft Seffion of Affembly and prepared and drawn up a State of the Matters then depending, and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was

made

therein:

Which he

read,
:

and afterwards deHvered

in at the

Table;

where the

fame was again twice read And thereupon. Ordered. That the Propofitions from the Counties of Effex and King George, for Repealing the A(5l, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in
His Majefty's Cuftoms.
Alfo the Propofitions from the Counties of Prince William, Stafford, Weftmoreland, Richmond, King George, and Henrico, for eredling new Warehoufes, therein mentioned. Alfo, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for raifmg the Rents of the Warehoufes in that County. Alfo, That the Propofal of Jofhita Fry and Robert Brooke, to make an exadl Sun-ey of this Colony, and to print and publifh a Map thereof; in which fhall be laid down the Bay, the navigable Rivers, with their Soundings, Counties, Parifhes, Towns, and Gentlemens Seats, and whatever elfe is remarkable. Alfo, That the Propofition from the County of King and Queen, for erecfling a new Warehoufe on Thomas Turner's Land, in that County. Alfo, That the Propofition from the County of Norfolk, for eredling a new Warehoufe at Bridge Landing, in that County. Alfo, That a Petition of fundry Perfons, whofe Names are thereunto fubfcribed, in Behalf of themfelves, and others, the Inhabitants of the County of Prince William; praying, That a Town might be ere(5led at the Ferry kept on both Sides Occoquan River And alfo, That the Rents of the Warehoufes in the faid County, might be increafed. Alfo, That a Propofition from the Coianty of Prince William for eredling a Town at the Head of Quantico in that County. Alfo, That a Petition of William Parks, Printer, recommended by the Governor and Council, to the Confideration of the Houfe, praying. That he might be allowed for printing Infpedtors Notes and Books, the fame that he formerly agreed for, and received: And alfo a Motion made, to the fame Purpofe Which were feverally referred from the laft Seffion of Affembly, to the Confideration of this; be referred to the Committee of
:

and Grievances. That all Public Claims, referred from the laft Seffion of Affembly, to the Confideration of this, be referred to the Committee of Public Claims. M'' Attorney reported. That the faid Committee had alfo, according to Order, examined what Laws ha\-e expired fmce the laft Seffion of Affembly; and have infpedted fuch Temporary Laws as will expire with, or foon after the End of this Seffion: And had agreed upon a Report which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at
Propofitions
Ordered,
:

the Table.

That the faid Report do lie on the Table. The Order of the Day being read, the Houfe, upon a Motion, Refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider of the Governor's Speech: And after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Fitzhugh reported, from the Committee, That they had had under their Confideration, all the Parts of the Governor's Speech And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon but not having Time to draw up the Report, the Committee had dire<5led him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to draw up the faid Report, To-morrow.
Ordered,
:

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday^

(II)

Tuefday^
M'. Conway,

May

i i

1742.
and
Elections, reported,

from the Committee

of Privileges

they had had under their Confideration, the Information againft M'' Henry Downs, a Sitting Member, to them referred; and had examined the Matter thereof, and heard the faid M"" Downs Whereupon it appeared to the Committee, from the Tranfcript of a Record of the Court of Prince George County, in Maryland, produced to the Committee, duly attefted by the Clerk, and certified imder the Public Seal of the faid County, That at a County Court of the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary of that Province, held at Marlborough Town, in and for the County aforefaid, on the Twenty Seventh Day of June, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty One, Henry Downs, together with Edward Brown, and James Jones, all of the faid County, were indicted of Felony, in ftealing one Sheep, of a white Colour, of the Price of Ten Shillings, the property of a certain Perfon unknown, on the Twenty Ninth Day of Auguft then laft paft, at a Place called the Chapel, in that County And that the faid Downs, upon his Arraignment, the fame Twenty Seventh Day of June aforefaid, did confefs himfelf guilty of the Felony and Theft, fo as aforefaid laid to his Charge, and put himfelf upon the Grace and Mercy of the Court. And thereupon, it was confidered by that Court, that the fame Henry Downs, by the Sheriff of that County, from the Bar to the Whipping-Poft, fhould be taken and there being ftripped naked, from the Waift upwards, receive on his bare Back Fifteen Lafhes well laid on, by the Sheriff aforefaid, fo that the Blood appear: And that after the Whipping aforefaid, the faid Henry Downs, by the Sheriff aforefaid, be put on the Pillory, for and during the Space of Half an Hour. And afterwards, the faid Henry Downs, the fame Twenty Seventh Day of June aforefaid, was, with the Confent of one Jacob Henderfon, Clerk, (his Mafter) fold by the Court aforefaid, for One Year and Nine Months, to one John Middleton, Planter, to difcharge the Fees of the Conviction aforefaid. But the faid Henry Downs, the Sitting Member, denied, before the Committee, that he was the fame Henry Downs mentioned in the faid Record But it appeared to the Committee, from the Teftimony of feveral Gentlemen, Members of this Houfe, That the faid Henry Downs, the Sitting Member, had lately confeffed himfelf to be the fame Henry Downs, mentioned in the Record aforefaid. Therefore, upon the Whole, the Committee had come to feveral Refolutions; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the same was read. And the faid M"' Henry Downs was heard in his Place, and withdrew. Then the Refolutions of the faid Committee were again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, Nemine Contradicente, as follows
; : ;

THAT

Refolved, That the faid Henry Downs having been convicted of Felony and Theft, and punifhed, as aforefaid, is unworthy to fit as a Member in this Houfe. Refolved, That the faid Henry Downs, for the Caufes aforefaid, be expelled this

Houfe.
Refolved,

That the

faid

Henry Downs be difabled to

Sit

and Vote as a Member

of

this Houfe, during this prefent General Affembly.

Several Petitions from feveral Inhabitants of the County of WefUnoreland, not

being certified, were prefented to the Houfe.

And

the Queftion being put. That the

the faid Petitions be received, It paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

That the

faid Petitions be Rejected.

Petition of

Hugh

Weft, Proprietor of the Warehoufes, at Hunting-Creek, in the

County of Prince William, praying. That the Rent of the faid Warehoufes be raifed. AKo, a Petition of Richard Higgins, of the aforefaid County, praying fome Allowance from this Houfe, for two white Sen-ants inlifted to ferve in the laft Expedition; which the Clerk having omitted to certify, by Mistake, were prefented to the Houfe, and received.
Ordered,

(12)
That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances: And that they do examine the Matters thereof; and
Ordered,

of

report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A claim of John Shelton, of the County of Hanover, which
Rejecfted

was certified and returned Committee of Public Claims, through by the to the laft Seffion of Affembly, and the Negleifl of the Clerk of the faid County, in not certifying, that a Warrant of Outlawry was iffued againft a Negro Wench, therein mentioned, was presented to the Houfe,
and
received.

That the faid Claim be again referred to the Committee of Claims And the Matter thereof: and report the fame, with their Opinion thereexamine that they do
Ordered,
:

upon, to the Houfe.

M' Carter reported, from the Committee of Trade, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, feveral Matters: And that they had agreed upon a Report; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the same was again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows Refolved, That all Pork and Beef, packed in this Colony, and imported from Carolina, or any other Place, be infpec^ted, weighed, and ftamped, by fwom Officers, before the
fame
fhall

be f hipped for Exportation.

Ordered,

That the Committee

of

Trade do prepare and bring

in a Bill,

pursuant to

the faid Refolution.

M' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Elecflions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of M"' Richard Jones, to them referred, complaining of an undue EIe(5lion and Return of M' Jofeph Scott, to fer\-e as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Amelia; and had partly heard, as well the Petitioner, as Sitting Member, by their Council: And had come to divers Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read and with an Amendment to one U| of them, agreed to, by the Houfe.
; :

That the Perfons who \'oted at the faid Ele(5lion, whofe Freeholds are queftioned, either by the Petitioner, or Sitting Member, be examined, upon Oath, before the Sheriff of Amelia, whether they be Freeholders, or not; except fuch of them as did
Refolved,

fwear to their Freeholds at the Election.


Refolved,

Witneffes, before the Sheriff of Amelia, as to the Freeholds of


at the Ele<5lion;
fhall fwear to the fame before the Sheriff.

That the Petitioner and the Sitting Member be at Liberty to examine any Perfons who voted
although fuch Persons fwore to their Freeholds at the Eledlion, or

Refolved,

That as well the Petitioner as Sitting Member


:

do, at leaft

Four Days

before the Examination of their Witneffes, deliver to each other a Lift of the Names of the Voters objedled to And that it be an Inf trudlion to the Sheriff to examine how
of, and paid Quit-Rents for the Lands or Tenements, in Right of which they voted at the EleAion: And that he return the Examination to the Committee on Wednefday come Fortnight.

long fuch Voters have been in Poffeffion

Ordered, That M"^ Scott have Leave to abfent himfelf from the Service of this Houfe Wednefday come Fortnight. A Petition of Abraham Abney, was prefented to the Houfe, and read, fetting forth, That he hath for fome Time paft, experienced a fafe, eafy, and fpeedy Cure of the Cancer, by fome Simples of the Natural Growth of this Colony which he has the utmoft Reafon to believe a certain Remedy, in the moft inveterate Cafe of that Sort. That he apprehends the Difcovering fuch a Secret muft be of general Benefit to the Public; and as fuch, will merit the Confideration of this Houfe. And praying. That upon his giving proper Satisfaction of the Ufefulnefs and Efficacy of the Method of his Cure, this Houfe will give him fuch Encouragement and Reward, as they fhall think reafonable.
'til
;

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition

do

lie

on the Table,

for the Perufal of the

Members.

: ;

(13)

A Petition of M"' Thomas-Wright Belfield, complaining of an undue Eledtion of M' Henry Downs, and M' Robert Slaughter, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions: And that they do examine into the Matter thereof; and
report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

whole Houfe, to draw up the Report of the faid Committee, in Anfwer to the Governor's Speech And after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M"' Fitzhugh reported, from the Committee, That they had, according to Order, drawn up the Report which he read in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to, with Amendments, as follows
itfelf

Upon a Motion made,

the Houfe Refolved

into a

Committee

of the

Refolved,

That the Adl,

for

amending

the Staple of Tobacco;

and for preventing Frauds

Amendments. Refolved, That the paffing a Bill, for obliging all Mafters of Ships, and other Veffels trading hither, to pay the Duty of Tonnage in Powder and Ball, will be attended with great Inconvenience, and will not be for His Majefty's Service, or any Advantage to
in His Majefty's Cuftoms, ought to be further continued, with
this Colony.

Refolved,
Officers

That the repairing our Batteries, and appointing annual Salaries for fuch and Gunners as fhall be deemed fufficient, during the War, to keep them and
is

Fort George in a conftant Pofture of Defence,


Refolved, That the Expence

neceffary.

ought to be defrayed out of the Duties appropriated, by Ad; of Affembly, for that Purpofe: And that an Addrefs be made to the Governor, that he will give Direcftions to the proper Officers
Salaries,

of the faid Repairs

and

to lay before this Houfe, a true State of thofe Duties.


Ordered,

That M' Fitzhugh, M"" Carter, M' Attorney, M"' Richard Randolph, Nelfon, M' Wormley, and M' Ruffin, do prepare and bring in a Bill, pursuant to the Refolution, for continuing the A(5t, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, with Amendments. And that it be an Instruftion to the faid
Committee, to reduce the feveral Acts made for that Purpofe into one Bill. Ordered, That M' Carter, and M'' Richard Randolph do wait on the Governor with the Addrefs, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe.

M' Fitzhugh reported, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances had had vmder their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Covmties, to them referred And had come to several Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table; where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by
the Houfe, as follows:

That the Propofition from the County of York, for further continuing the Adl, intituled, An Ad, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; cni preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Lancajter, King George, Effex, Orange, and York, for Repealing the Adl, intituled, An A(5l For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, be Rejected. Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Lancafter, Northumberland, and Northampton, for Reviving the Adt, intituled, An A<51 for Deftroying Crows and Squirrels in the Northern Neck, and the Eaftem Shore, are reafonable. Ordered, That M"' Conway, M' Mitchell, M' Pre fly, M'' Blackwell, Harmanfon, and M'' Eyre, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the faid Refolution. Then a Motion was made. That it be an Instrudlion to the faid Committee, to make
Refolved,

the faid Bill a general

Bill.

And

the Queftion being put thereupon, It paffed in the


Rejecfted.

Negative.
Refolved,

That the

faid

Motion be
in

Petition of Frances Greenhill,

That Leave may be given, to bring

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying, a Bill, to enable her to fue, and be fued, as a Feme
Sole,

(14)
living (who hath left her upwards of Twenty Years:) difpofe of her Lands, and other Eftate, by Deed or and And Feme Sole may, by Law. as a Will, in the fame Manner Ordered, That ^I^ Attorney do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer

Sole, in Cafe her

Hufband

is

now

alfo to enable her to

fell

of the faid Petition.

and Common-Council Men, of the read; praying, That Leave may and City of declaring the Qualifications of and be given to bring in a Bill, as well for explaining Perfons, entitled by the Charter of the faid City, to vote at an Eledion of a Citizen

Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen,

Williamfburg, was prefented

to the Houfe,

for the faid City, as enlarging the Jurifdi(5lion of the Courts of Huftings, within the fame.

Ordered,

That

M"^

Harmer and

M"'

Attorney do prepare and bring in a

Bill,

according

to the Prayer of the faid Petition.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Wednefday May^

12, 1742.
A(5l of

AN
in

abfent

Member having taken


Oath

the Oaths appointed to be taken by

Par-

liament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance

fubfcribed the

of Abjuration,

and Supremacy, and taken and and fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to

his Place in the

Houfe.

The Houfe being informed, that the Sheriff of King William attended at the Door Cuftody, to amend the Return of the Writ for eledting a Burgefs to fer\'e in this
Ordered,

prefent General Affembly, for the faid County:

That he do amend

his

Return

and that he be difcharged from any further


had awaited on the Governor with

Attendance.
M""

Carter reported. That the Perfons appointed,

the Addrefs, purfuant to the Refolution for addreffmg him, to give Diredlions to the

proper Officers, to lay before this Houfe a true State of the Duties appropriated by A6t of Affembly, for repairing our Forts And that he was pleafed to anfwer, an Account
:

fhould be laid before this Houfe.


Ordered,

That

M"'

Rnfpn be added to the Committee of Trade.

Petition of Zachary Lewis,

was prefented

Allowance for Sacco, a Negro Slave, belonging to feer, and fled to avoid Punifhment, was found to have hanged himfelf. 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 M"' Landon Carter, complaining of an undue Elecflion and Return of M' William Fantleroy, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Richmond, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
:

and read; praying an him, who ha\-ing murdered his Overto the Houfe,

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the


of Privileges

Committee and Elections: That they examine into the Matter thereof; and report the
appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

fame, as

it

fhall

Martha Catlet, Widow and Adminiftratrix of Thomas Catlet, late of County of Caroline, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying, that Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to enable her, or fuch other Perfon, as the Houfe fhall think fit, to fell and difpofe of 300 Acres of Land, or thereabouts, lying on Rappahannock River, in King George County which the faid Thomas, in his Life-time, purchafed of Col. William Woodford, in order to pay and fatisfy the Debts of the faid Thomas, the Perfonal Eftate left by him, not being fufificient to difcharge the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the faid Petition: And that M"^ Carter do prepare and bring in the fame.
Petition of
the
; ;

(15)

was presented to the


Rcfolved,

Petition of the Infpeclors at Wamwright's Warehoufe, in I fie of Wight County, Iloufe. And the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be

received, It paffed in the Negative.

That the

faid Petition be Rejected.

A Petition of the Juftices of the County of I fie of Wight, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying an additional Rent for the Warehoufes at Wainwright's, in order to reimburfe them the Charge of building Three new Ones there. 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 proceeded to the Confideration of the Report made on Monday laft, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; And the fame being twice read, was agreed to by the Iloufe, as follow.s: Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Richmond, Stafford, Prince William, and Prince George, for further continuing an A(5t, intituled. An Ac^t, For
amending
the Staple of Tobacco;

and preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoins, are

reafonable.
Refolved,

the
in

A<5t, intituled,

That the Proportion from the County of King and Queen, for repealing An Adt, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and preventing Fraiuis

His Majefty's Cuftoms, be reje(5led. Refolved, That the Pro])ofition from the County of Richmond, for obliging lofpecTtors to certify in their Notes, the particular Quality of the Tobacco in every fuch Note
mentioned, be Rejected.
Refolved,

That the Propolition from the County

of Surry, for prohibiting Servants

and Slaves to trade, deal, or make Crops for their own Ufe; and to ref train their Mafters from giving them a Licence for that Purpofe, be Rejected. The Houfe also proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Courts of Juftice, touching fuch Laws as have expired fmce the laft Seffion of Alfembly and fuch Temporary Laws as will expire with, or f oon after the End of this Seffion of Affembly. And the fame being twice read. Part thereof was agreed to, by the Houfe,
;

as follows
Refolved,

That the Ac^,

for
2

tlie

better

Security of the Country in the prefent

Time

of

Danger, which will expire the


to be further Continued.
Refolved,

2d Daj' of May, in the Year of our Lord 1743, ought not


laying a Duty on Liquors;

and the A(S;, for laying a Duty which have been Continued and Amended by feveral fubfequent Adls; And alfo one other A(ft, for laying an additional Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers; and, for encouraging Perfons to enlift in His Majefty's Service and for preventing Defertion, fo far only as relates to the additional Duty upon Slaves; which feveral Adts will Expire on the Firft Day of July, in the Year of our Lord 1744, ought to be further Continued. Refolved, That the Ac^, for ameitding the Staple of Tobacco; ami for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms; which has been Continued and Amended by feveral fubfequent Acts, and will Expire on the Ninth Day of November next enfuing, ought to
That the
A(Sl, for

upon

Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers;

be further Continued, with Amendments.


Refolved,
this Seffion,

That the Adt, That the AA,


the

for appointing a Treafurer,

which

will

Expire at the

End

of

ought to be Continued.
for alloiving Fairs to kept in the

Refolved,

Town

of Fredericksburg,

which

will expire at

End

of this Seffion of Affembly,

ought to be Continued with

Amendments.

And
is

to the Refolution of the faid Committee,


to the

That

the

Ad for

prolonging the

Time

for bringing Tobacco

Pnblick Warehoufes, and for Sale of Transfer Tobacco, which Expired, ought to be Re\ived during the prefent Infpedlion. The Houfe difagreed.
Refolved,

That the

faid Refolution be Rejected.

Ordered,

(i6)
Ordered, I'hat a Bill or Bills be brought
to,
in,

purfuant to the faid Refolutions agreed

by the Houfe.

And

that the Committee for Courts of Juftice do prepare

and bring

in the fame.

was made, That Leave be f,nven to bring in a Bill, to prevent Senants from making Crops of Tobacco, and can->'ing the fame to the Warehoufes in their own Names; And the Queftion being put thereupon, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Motion be Rejected. M' Conway i-eported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions, That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of M' Samuel Buckner, to them referred, complaining of an tmdue Eledtion and Return of M"' Lewis Burwell, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Glocefter: And had partly heard, as well the Petitioner, by his Council, as the Sitting Member; and had agreed upon a Report: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, as fol-

-Motion

lows:

That the Perfons who voted at the faid Eledtion, whofe Freeholds are by the Petitioner, or Sitting Member, be examined upon Oath, before the Sheriff of Glocefter, whether they be Freeholders, or not, on Thurfday Se'ennight, at the Court-houfe: The Petitioner, and the Sitting Member, giving each other Lifts
Refolved.

queftioned, either

Days before the Examination. Member, be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the Sheriff of Glocefter, at the Da}' and Place aforefaid, as to the Freeholds of any Perfons who voted at the Eledtion, although fuch Perfons fhall fwear to the fame before the Sheriff. And that the Sheriff return the Examination to the Committee, on Monday Se'ennight. M"" Conway alfo reported, from the faid Committee, That they had had under their Confideration, the Petition of M"" Thotnas -Wright Belfield, to them referred, complaining of an undue Election and Return of M"" Henry Downs, and M'' Robert Slaughter, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Orange: And had partly heard as well the Petitioner, by his Council, as M'' Slaughter, the Sitting Member And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then deli\'ered in at the Table; where the fame being again twice read, was agreed to, by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows: Refolved, That the Petitioner, and Sitting Member, be at I^iberty to examine Witneffes before George Taylor, and Edward Spencer, Gentlemen, Juftices of the Peace for the County of Orange, or either of them, at the Court-houfe of that County, as to the
of the

Names

of the Voters objected to, at least three

Refolved,

That the

Petitioner,

and

Sitting

Matter of the faid Petition. And that the faid Juftices, or either of them, return the Examination to the Committee, on this Day Three Weeks. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for repealing the Adt, intituled, An AcT;, For the better Security of the Country in the prefent Time of Danger. And that the Committee for Courts of Juftice do prepare and bring in the fame.
fubje<5l

M' Fitzhugh reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, That the Committee liad had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties, to them refcn-ed And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table. An Account of the Infpedlors of Bowler's Warehoufe, in the County of Effcx, of Tobacco burnt in the faid Warehoufe, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That the faid Account be refen-ed to the Committee of Public Claim? And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion there:

upon, to the Houfe.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday,

(17)

Thurfdayy

May

13, 1742.

A
read.

Petition of Matthew Wills, of

Warwick County, praying, That a Ferry might

be appointed from Mulberry-I fland Point, in the faid County, to Cocket's, in Ifle of Wight County.

a Public Ferry

AKo a may

Petition of William Hardy, of Ifle of Wight County, praying,

That

be appointed from Cocket's, in

berry-I fland Point, in

Ifle of Wight County, over to MulWarwick County; were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances: And that they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Carter, from the Committee of Trade, reported, That they had had under their Confideration, the Laws now in Force, relating to the Exportation of Pitch and Tar: And that they had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to, with an
Ordered,

Amendment,
Refolved,

as follows:

That the A(5l made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, For afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch as to fo much thereof, as relates to the Penalties laid upon Perfons exporting or offering for Sale or Barter, Tar or Pitch, in Barrels of lefs Size than by that A<5t limited, or not filled with clean Tar, or true made Pitch ought to be amended. Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to
;

the faid Refolution.

intituled.

Motion was made, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for amending the Act, An A(5l, For the better Regulation of the Militia. And the Oueftion being put

thereupon. It paffed in the Negative.

Motion be rejedted. and Gerrard Alexander, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying, That an Adl may be paffed, for vefting in them, the Fee-Simple and Inheritance of certain Lands therein mentioned, of which they are feverally feifed in Fee Tail; in order to make Provifion for their younger Children. Ordered, That M"' Fitzhugh do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer
Refolved,
faid

That the

Petition of John

of the faid Petition.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report of the Committee of and Grievances, made on Wednesday laft; and went through Part thereof: Which being twice read, was agreed to, with an Amendment, by the Houfe,
Propofitions
as follows:
Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coimty of Stafford, for altering the Method Trying Adlions, brought on Accounts by Practicers of Phyfick, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coimty of Lancafter, for permitting Recoveries to be made, for Wagers won on Horferacing, to the Value of Fi\-e Pounds, or One Thoufand Pounds of Tobacco, and the Service of the Petition and Summons in Suits for recovering fmall Debts, be limited to Three Days only, be Rejected. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Counties of King George, King William, and Stafford, for holding Quarterly Courts, and to oblige the Juftices to attend fuch
of

Courts, be Reje($led.
Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Orange, to oblige Owners of convidled Ser\^ants, to defray the Expence upon Criminal Profecutions againft fuch Servants, be Rejected. Refolved,

from any

lofs

That the Propofition from the County of Orange, for exempting the County which may happen, by Occafion of a Debtors breaking Prifon, be Rejected.
Refolved,

(i8)
That the Propofition from the County of Orange, to prevent Drovers of from driving away Cattle from the Southward through this Colony to the Northward, which they pafs, is through Counties with them the Cattle of the Inhabitants of the
Refolved,

reafonable.

That the Propofition from the County of Orange, for preventing for the a-crofs the faid Rivers, future, the ObftruAion of fmall Rivers, by raifmg Mill-Dams reafonable. is by which the Paffage of Fifh may be hindered, explaining fo Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of N an femend, for much of the AA made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of her late Majefty Queen Anne, clearing of Ships; for intituled. An AA, For preventing Frauds in the Ciiftoms, and in prevent the Cafting and prohibit to and afcertaining Colledors and Naval Officers Fees; Colledlors and Naval Ballaft, and dead Bodies into Rivers and Creeks, as relates to the
Refolved,
of

Officers Fees,

is

reafonable.

Upon

Confideration of a Grievance from the County of

King and Queen, concerning

Water-Mills,

That the Act made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of her late Majefty Oueen Anne, For Encouragement of building Water-Mills, be amended. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for dividing that County by a Line to be drawn from the Head of Chappowamfick, to the Head of Difficult
Refolved,

Run, be RejeAed. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for dividing that County, in the fame Manner, as the Parifhes in the faid County are divided, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Borough of Norfolk, for obliging Seafaring Men, being Houfe-keepers in this Colony, to pay Public, County, and Parifh Levies, is
reafonable.

That the Propofition from the County of Veftrymen may be fufificient to hold a Veftry, or Effex, for declaring what Number of make an Order; and for diffolving all Veftries once in Seven Years, and electing new Upon which a Debate arofe; and the Queftion being put, the Veftries, be Rejeded.

And

to the Refolution of the Committee,

Houfe divided.

No's go forth ea s, I

r^^^
J

49 Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Report be referred 'til To-morrow. M' Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties, to them referred And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then
delivered
it

No s,

Houfe difagreed.

in at the Table.

Ordered, Ordered,

That the

faid

Report do
'til

lie

on the Table.
o'Clock.

That the Houfe be adjourned

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

Friday

May

14, 1742.

AN

Account from the Infpecftors of Wainwri^t'^ Warehoufe, in the County of Ifle of Wi^t, of Tobacco burnt in the faid Warehoufe, was prefented to the
Houfe.
Ordered,

That the
:

Committee

of Public Claims the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe proceeded to the further Confideration of the Report from the
;

Account be referred to the Confideration of the And that they do examine the Matter thereof and report
faid

Com-

and Grievances, made on Wednefday And the fame was read, and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe and is as follows Refolved, That the Propofition of the Borough of Norfolk, for allowing the Inhabitants of that Borough to difcharge their Public Dues in Money, at a certain Rate to be fet by the faid Coimtv Court Annually, is reafonable.
mittee of Propofitions
: ;

And

(19)
That the Propofition from the Borough of allowing the Court of Huftings of that Borough the fame Jurifdid;ion as the Norfolk, for
to the Refolution of the Committee,

And

Court of Huftings in the City of Williamfburg, is reafonable, The Houfe difagreed. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, purfuant to the Propofition from the County of Effex, for declaring what Number of Veftrymen may be fufificient to hold a Veftry, or make an Order; and for diffolving all Vef tries once in Seven Years, and eledling new
Veftries.

And

it is

referred to the

Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances to prepare

and bring
to,

in the fame.

That a Bill or Bills be brought, purfuant to all the other Refolutions agreed by the Houfe And that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare
Ordered,
:

and bring in the fame. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made Yefterday And the fame was read, and Part thereof was agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Richmond and Northumberland, for repealing fo much of the A6t made in the Thirteenth Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled, An A(ft, For the better Security of the Country in the prefent Time of Danger, as relates to the difciplining and exercifmg of the Militia, are reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Accomack, for reviving the Adl, For deftroying Crows and Squirrels in the Northern Neck, and on the Eaftem Shore,
:

is

reafonable.
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of

Accomack, for repealing the Adt,


of Accomack, for difcontinuing

obliging Conftables to view Tobacco Fields, be Reje(5led.

Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

Patrollers in that County, be Rejedted.

That the Propofition from the County of Accomack, for obliging Vagrants to fatisfy their Levies by Servitude, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Accomack, for obliging County Court Clerks to draw Indentures for binding out poor Orphans, without Fee or Reward,
Refolved,

be Rejedled.
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of Accomack, allowing Juftices of

the Peace to iffue Executions againft the Bodies of Debtors, not being Freeholders, on

Judgments obtained before them, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Accomack, and Spotfylvania for holding a Debtor to Bail, on Suits brought for the Recovery of fmall Debts, be
Rejedled.
Refolved,
of Store Accounts,
certified

That the Propofition from the County of Spotfylvania, for allowing Copies proved in the Court of the County where the Merchant refides, and by the Clerk, to be given in Evidence on the Trial of Suits brought on fuch That the Propofition from the County
of Spotfylvania, for allowing a
in all Suits

Accounts, be Rejedled.
Refolved,

Lawyer's Fee, of Seven Shillings and Six Pence, to be taxed in the Cofts, brought by Petition, be Rejedled.
Refolved,

That the Propofition

of the Freeholders

and Inhabitants

of the

Town

of

Fredericksburg, to prevent the building

Wooden

Chimnies, and for pulling

down

fuch as

and to reftrain Hogs from going at large in the faid Town, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Orange, for amending the Adl, intituled. An Adl, To reftrain the keeping too great a Number of Horfes and Mares; and for amending the Breed, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition of Richard Higgins, to be paid for Two Servants inlifted
are built
;

for Soldiers in the late

Expedition againft the Spaniards, be Rejedled.


of

Refolved,

That the Petition

Thomas Cowles, Keeper

Chickahominy River, at GoodaU's, for altering the Name ing it from GoodaU's to Hanmer's Point, or Williams's, is reafonable.

Ferry over of the faid Ferry, and appointof the Public

Refolved,

(20)
That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for Ere<flmg a new Warehoufe for Infpe<fling Tobacco, on the Land of the Hon. Tltomas Lee, Efq; at
Refolved,

the Falls of Patou-mack, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coionty of King George, for Ere<$ling a new Warehoufe for Infpe<5ling Tobacco, on the Land of M' George Morton, in that County,
is

reafonable.

Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of I fie of Wight, for Ereding a new Warehoufe on the Eaft Side of Pagan Creek, oppofite to the Infpe<5lion at Wainuright, in that County, to be under one Infpedtion, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Orange, for Erecting a new Warehoufe for Infpecting Tobacco, at the Falls of Rappahannock, on the Land of M' Francis

Thornton, be Rejeifted.

And
Rejected.

to the Refolution of the Committee,

Accomack, for providing Seals for

That the Propofition from the County of the feveral Courts of Record in this Colony, be

Alfo to another Refolution of the Committee, That the Propofition from the County of Effex, for enabling the Juftices of the County Courts to make Contracts for building Bridges, and making Caufeways, to be paid for by Annual Paiments, that may be binding

on themfelves, and their Succeffors,

The Houfe
in,

difagreed.

purfuant to the Propofition from the County of Ordered, That a Bill be brought Accomack, for providing Seals for the feveral Courts of Record in this Colony. Alfo a Bill, purfuant to the Propofition from the County of Effex, for enabling the
Juftices of the County, to

make

Contracts for building Bridges, and making Caufeways,

by Annual Paiments, that may be binding upon them, and their Succeffors. And it is referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(tion to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, for continuing the A(t, intituled. An Act, For aynending the Staple of Tobacco; and preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, with Amendments, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions, for appointing a Warehoufe on the Land of the Hon. Thomas Lee, Efq at the Falls of Patovmtack, in Prince William Coimty Alfo for appointing a new Warehoufe on the Land of M'' George Mortcni, in King George County And alfo for appointing a new Warehoufe on the Eaft Side of Pagan Creek, in Ifle of Wight Covmty, oppofite to the Infpection at Wainwright's, in that Coimty, to be xmder one Infpection. Alfo, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, for continuing the Act, intituled. An Act, For allowing Fairs to be kept in the Town of Freder: :

icksburg, with

Amendments,

to receive a Clavife or Clattfes, purfuant to the Refolution,

for preventing the building of


built
;

Wooden

Chimnies, and for pulling


at large in the

down fuch as are already


of Fredericksburg.

and

for reftraining

Hogs from going

Town

And

alfo.

That

it

be an Inftruction to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or

Claufes for reftraining


in

Hogs from going at large, in the Town of Urbanna. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring a Bill or Bills, purfuant to all the other Refoluticjns agreed to, by the Houfe.

Bill for fettling certain

Lands, Part of the Eftate of Thotnas

Catlet, deceafed, for


firft

the Paiment of his Debts, was prefented to the Houfe, and read the
Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond

Time.
it

Time immediately

And

was accord-

ingly read a fecond Time.


Ordered,

Thornton,
thereof;

M''

That the faid Bill be committed to M' Carter, M' Turner, M' Waller, M' Baylor, and M' Lomax: And that they do examine into the Allegations
their

and report the fame, with

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Petition of Elizabeth Kee, letting forth. That her


;

Hufband was

flain in

the late

Expedition againft the Spaniards, at Cartliagena and praying, fuch a Subfiftance, as to this Houfe fhall feem fit, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
Ordered,

(21)
Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the


;

And

that they do examine the Matter thereof

Committee of Public Claims: and report the fame, with their Opinion

thereupon, to the Hovife.


M''

Fitzhugh reported, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances had had

imder their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Coxmties, to them referred And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and then deUvered it in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table.
;

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday^

May

15, 1742.

A
A
at

Bill to

fell and difpofe of certain Lands, and other Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph Greenhill, Deed or Eftate, by fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read

enable Frances Greenhill to

the

firft

Time.

Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time.


Petition of Elizabeth Moff, fetting forth. That her Hufband, who fer\ed as a Lieutenant in the late Expedition againft the Spaniards, died foon after his Arrival

Jamaica

praying. That this Houfe will

make fuch

Provifion for her Support, as they

fhall think

fit.

Alio a Petition of Rebecca Jones, fetting forth, That her Hufband being inlifted to ferve as a Soldier in the late Expedition againft the Spaniards, died at Jamaica; and praying fuch Relief, as to this Houfe fhall feem fit.

That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims And that examine the Matters thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion therethey do
Ordered,
:

upon, to the Houfe.

Petition of feveral Barbers 'Prentices in the City of William fhurg,

was prefented

to the Hovife.

And

the Queftion being put, That the faid Petition be received, It paffed

in the Negative.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Petition be Rejedled. That M"^ Leifis Burwell have Leave to be abfent from the
Se'ennight.

Ser\-ice of this

Houfe

'til

Monday

Petition of M"' George Braxton, the Younger,

was prefented

to the Houfe,

and

read; praying, That a Bill might be brought

in, to confirm his Title to 420 Acres of Land, Part of a greater Tra<ft, called Mantapike, which he hath purchafed of William Banks, and whereof the faid Banks is feifed in Fee Tail and for fettling a Water Grift Mill, and
;

394 Acres of Land, in the County of King William, of greater Value, whereof he is feifed in Fee Simple, to the fame Ufes. Ordered, That M"" Power do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of
the faid Petition.
Ordered,
'til

That

M''

Wormle^' have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe


of Claims, reported.

Ttiefday next.
M'' Beverley,

from the Committee

had

iinder their Confideration feveral Matters to

Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his


Ordered,

That the faid Committee had them referred And had come to feveral Place, and then deUvered in at the Table.
:

That the

faid

Report do

lie

on the Table.

and for Electing new and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the firft Time. AKo a Bill, for continuing the Adl, intituled. An Adt, For laying an additional Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by th^ Buyers; and for encouraging Perfons tn inlift in His Majefty's Service; and for preventing Defertion as to fo much thereof, as relates to the faid additional Duty, was read the firft Time.
Bill, for
;

Diffolving the prefent Veftries in this Colony;

Veftries

Alfo

(22)
A(5l, for tlie better Security of the Alfo a BiU, for repealing the Adl, intituled, An Time. Country in the prefent Time of Danger, was read the firft laying a Duty upon Liquors, For A(5l, An intituled. Ad, the continuing Alfo a Bill, for

was read the

firft

Time.

continuing the Ad, intituled. An A<51. For laying a Duty upon Time. Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, was read the firft Time. fecond read a be Bills laid the Ordered, That Ordered, That the Houfe be adjourned 'til Monday Morning, Eleven o'Clock.

And

alfo

Bill, for

Monday^

May

17, 1742.
the Staple of Tobacco;

A
A
of

Bill,

for reducing all the

Laws made. For amending

and

for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one was read the first Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time.

AA

of Affembly,

Complaint from the Inhabitants of Stringer's Parish in Northampton County, againft the Veftry of the faid Parish, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.

That the faid Complaint be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and
Ordered,

report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Carter, from the Committee of Trade, reported, That the Committee had proceeded to the further Confideration of several Matters relating to the Trade of this

Colonv: And had come to feveral Resolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the laid Report do lie on the Table. A Petition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Prince George,
praying. That the Warehoufe at Powell's Creek, in the faid County,

may

be revived,

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. M' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That Committee had had tmder their Confideration, divers Propofitions from the County the of Goochland, to them referred: And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Friday laft: And the fame was read, and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the Cotmty of Norfolk, for giving a Reward
for killing Bears, be Rejedled.

Refolved,

to

John

Aylett,

That the Propofition from the County of King William, for giving Leave and his Affigns, to build a Bridge over Mattapony River, at Aylett's

Warehoufe, be Rejedled.

That the Propofition from the County of King and Queen, for dividing that County, by a Line to be run from the Edge of Effex Coimty, on the Upper Side of William Wood's Plantation, a South West Course, to Morocofick Creek; and for adding the Upper Part to Caroline, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of King and Queen, for Dividing County the by a Line to be run from the Mouth of Beverly-Run, then up the faid Run to the Mouth of Reedy-Branch, thence up that Branch to Col. Beverly's Mill, and thence an Baft Course to the Ridge of Effex County and for adding the Upper Part to Caroline
Refolved,
;

County; be Rejeded.
Refolved,

(23)
That the Propofition of feveral of the Inhabitants of Dryfdale Parifh, in King and Queen County, for moving the Court -houfe to the Center of that County; and to be divided from King and Queen, and added to Effex County, be Reje<5led. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Kin-:^ and Queen, againft dividRefolved,

ing that County, be Rejedled.


Refolved, That the Propofition of Jofeph Ball, Efq; and Thomas Edwards, for allowing a certain Salary or Fees to the Profecutors for the King, in the County Courts,

be Rejedled.

That the Propofition from the County of Amelia, for allowing longer Time to cultivate and improve new Lands and for reftraining Perfons from petitioning
Refolved,
;

for large Tracts,

is

reafonable.

Upon
Perfons

Confideration of a Grievance from the County of Brunfwick, complaining,

that Sherifs and CoUedlors exadt exorbitant Prices for Tobacco for Public Dues, from

who make

none.

That the Grievance ought to be redreffed. Refolved, That the Proposition from the County of Elizabeth-City, for ere(5ting a Pound at or near the Town of Hampton, for Beafts breaking into lawful Inclofures in
Refolved,

that County,
Refolved,

is

reafonable.
of

That the Propofition from the County


is

King

George, for erecting a

Town

at Bray's Church, in that Coimty,

reafonable.

of the Public Ferry in Prince William County, over Patoumiack River to Maryland, to have his Ferriage increafed, Refolved,
of

That the Petition

John Hereford, Keeper

be Rejedled.

have a Ferry appointed from the faid Floyd's, over Patowynack River to Powel's Landing in Maryland, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for appointing a Ferry from the Land of Jofias Clapham, in that County, over Patounnack River, to John Neilfon's, in Maryland, be Reje(5led. And to the Refolution of the Committee, That the Propofition from the County of King William, for clearing the Rivers Mattapony and Pamunkey, at the Charge of the
Refolved,

That the Petition

of Ebenezer Floyd, to

Public,

is

reafonable.
alfo to another Refolution of the

Committee, upon Confideration of a Propofition from the County of King William, concerning Burgeffes Wages, that the Law in that RefpecT;, ought to be amended. The Houfe difagreed. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill,

And

Borough of Norfolk, to difcharge their Public Dues in Money, at a certain Rate to be fet by the County Court, Annually, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution for redreffmg the Grievance from the County of Brunswick, complaining. That the Sherifs and Colle<5lors exacSl exorbitant Prices for Tobacco for Public Dues, from Perfons who make none. Alfo that it be an Inftru6lion to the Committee, appointed to bring in a Bill, for altering the Name of Goodall's Ferry, and appointing it from Goodall's to Hamner's
for allowing the Inhabitants of the

Point, or Williams's, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution, for

appointing a Ferry from Ebenezer Floyd's, over Potowmack River, to Powel's Landing,
in

Maryland.
Ordered,

That the Committee

of Propofitions

in a Bill or Bills, pursuant to all the other Refolutions agreed to

and Grievances, do prepare and bring by the Houfe.

Bill, for

reviving the Adl, For deftroying Crows and Squirrels, in the Northern

Neck, and Eaftem Shore, was read the first Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday^

(24)

Tuefday^

May

18, 1742.

Ferry from Mulberry-Ifland Point to Cockett's, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. 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'' Carter, from the Committee of Trade, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the prefent State of the Tobacco Trade in Foreign Parts: And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then dehvered
in at the Table.

Petition of

Emanuel

Wills,

in

Oppofition to the Petition, for appointing a

Ordered,

That the Confideration


That
this

of the faid

Report be referred

'til

Thurfday next.

Upon a Motion made,


Houfe be called over on Thurfday next. A Petition of the Juftices of Spotfylvania County, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, That the Affembly in the Year 1 740, did allow them an additional Rent of Twelve Pounds per Annum, from the tenth Day of November, 1738, for building a new Warehoufe at Fredericksburg; which the Treafurer does not think himfelf juftifiable in paying, after the Time of paffmg the Refolve for it And praying. That the Rent now due, and growing due, for'the faid Houfe, may be allowed them, at the Rate aforefaid. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with
Refolved,
;
I

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Bill, for

Dividing the County of Prince William, was prefented to the Houfe,

and read the

first

Alfo a Bill, Part thereof to the County of Caroline. Alfo a Bill, for continuing the A(5l, intituled,
in the

Time. for Dividing the County of King and Queen, and Adding the Upper

An

Adl,

For allowing Fairs

to

be kept

Town

And

of Fredericksburg. alfo a Bill, for appointing a Treafurer.

Ordered,

That the faid

Bills

be read a fecond Time.

fell and difpofe of her Lands and other Eftate, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph Greenhill, shall happen to be by Deed or Will, living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M' Harrifon, M"' Kennon, Rtiffin, Bland, and M'' Eppes: And that they do examine into the Allegations "W Cargill,

Bill,

to enable Frances Greenhill to

thereof;

and report the Matter, as

it

fhall

appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon,

to the Houfe.

A Bill, for infpedling, weighing, and ftamping all Pork and Beef packed in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame fhall be fold here, or fhipped for Exportation:

And

to

amend

the Adl, intituled,

for Pork, Beef, Tar,

and Pitch

For afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels was prefented to the Houfe, and read the first Time.
A(5t,

An

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be read a fecond Time.

A
rels,

Bill, for

reviving the Adl, intituled,

An
;

Adl, For deftroying Crows and Squir-

in the Northern Neck,

and Eaftem Shore

was read a fecond Time.


it

And
Negative.

the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed,


put.

paffed in the
third

jt

Then the Queftion was

That the

faid Bill be ingroffed,

and read a

Time

And

it

paffed in the Negative.


Petition of

ing,

That the faid Bill be Rejeaed. James Reid, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Urbanna, prayThat the Rent of the faid Houfes might be increafed, was prefented to the Houfe,
Refolved,

and

read.

Ordered,

(25)
That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee And that they do examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, Claims of PubHc with their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe.
Ordered,
:

M'' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties to them referred: And had come to several Refolutions thereupon; which

he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again twice read and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Henrico, for Eredling a new Warehoufe, for Inspe<5ling Tobacco, at the Store Landing, on the North Side of Appa;

mattox River, on the Land of


Refolved,

M'' Pride, in

that County, be Rejedted.

of Amelia, for Eredling a new Tobacco, at Fleet's Landing, on the Land of William Kennon, Junior, in Henrico County, be Rejefted. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for Erecfting a Town at the Head of Qiiantico, in that Coimty, be rejefted. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Counties of Weftmoreland and Stafford, for Erecfbing a new Warehoufe at a Place called Difhman's Landing, on the Land of Richard Bernard, on Upper Machotick Creek, be Rejedted. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for Removing the Public Infpeclion, on Occoquan River, in that County, from the Place where it is now eftablifhed, to the Ferry Landing, on the faid River, be Rejedted. And that the Propofition from the fame County, for continuing the faid Infpedtion where it now is,

That the Propofition from the County

Warehoufe

for Inspedling

is

reaf enable.

That the Propofition from the County of Stafford, for Eredling a new Warehoufe for Infpecling Tobacco, on the Land of William Cave, at the Head of Patowmack Creek, in that County, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Hanover, for Dividing that County, by a Line to be run from the Mouth of Little Rocky Creek, on the Courfe of South Twenty Degrees Weft, 'til it interfedls the Dividing Line between Goochland and Hanover Coimties, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of King and Queen, for Eredling a new Warehoufe for Infpedling Tobacco, at Thomas Turner's, Plantation, in that Coimty,
Refolved,

be Rejedled.
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of

King William,

for Eredling a

new Warehoufe
jedled.

for Infpedling Tobacco, at Crenfhaw's Ferry, in that County, be

Re-

Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of

King William,

for Eredling

new Warehoufes

County, and at Walker Town, in King and Queen Coimty, to be under one Infpedlion, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of New-Kent, for Reviving the Public Warehoufes at Tafkanafk and difcontinuing the Public Warehoufes, at Hog-Neck, be Rejedled.
for Infpedling Tobacco, at Waller's Ferry, in that
;

Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of Norfolk, for Eredling a

new
is

Warehoufe
reafonable.

for Inspedling Tobacco, at the Great Bridge Landing, in that County,

That the Propofitions from the County of Richmond, for Eredling a new Warehoufe for Infpedling Tobacco, at the Head of Rappahannock Creek, a little below the Main Bridge, to be under one Infpedlion, with the Public Warehoufe at Naylor's
Refolved,

Hole, are reafonable.

That the Propofition from the County of Richmond, for Eredling new Warehoufes for Infpedling Tobacco, within Rappahannock Creek, near the old WareRefolved,

houfes, at Naylor's Hole, inftead of the faid old Warehoufes,

is

reafonable.
Refolved,

(26)
County of Weftmorelandjor Eredling new Lower Side of A^--">; R--' -\- ? -^; VVareho^^e for Orphan of M^ Pa/n.^/..... deceafed; Xttf^-fhell Point, on the Land of the AugufHne Washington Gent, oppofite ^d on the Lower S>de of Maddox, on the Land ofMartin, to be under the fame InspecLand of John tothc Public Warehoufes. on the
from the Refolved That the Propofition Infpeding Tobacco, on the
reasonable.
tion with the

refpecftively. is Warehoufes appointed on thofe Rivers Propofition from the County of the That And to the Refolution of the Committee. for Infpedling Tobacco, on the Land Nmhumberland, for EreAing a new Warehoufe County, be Rejedled. Point, on Mattapony River, in that of James Leans, at Monday's

The Houfe

difagreed.

and Gnevances, do Ordered That the Committee of Propofitions for Dividing the County of Hanover, by a Lme to in a Bill pu'rfuant to the Refolution, on a Courfe of South Twenty Degrees Weft, run from the Mouth of Little Rocky Creek, Line between Goochland and Hanover Counties. til it interfeas the Dividing Majefty's Revenue of Two Shillings per Hogfhead. arifmg in the
to the Twenty Fifth Day of April, Colony, from the Twenty Fifth Day of Odober, 1741, was read. thereof Title the 1742. was prefented to the Houfe. and the Perufal of the Members. for Ordered, That the faid Account do lie on the Table, Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of

prepare and brmg

An Account

of His

The

Propofitions

and Grievances, made Yefterday

And

the fame was read, and agreed to,

by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition. for Dividing Goochland County, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Refolved, That the Propofition againft Dividing Goochland County, be referred to
the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Refolved, That the Propofition, for appointing a Ferry in Goochland County,

from a

Gut, on the

Land

of Richard

M' Tarlton

Fle>yiing,

Mosby, on the South Side of James River, to the Land of North Side of the River, oppofite to the faid Mofby's Landon the
for appointing a

ing, is reafonable.

Refolved,

That the Propofition,

Robert Carter's Land, to the

Land

of

Ferry over James River, from Afhford Huglies, in the County of Goochland, be

Rejed;ed.

That the Propofition, for appointing a Ferry over James River, near Elkfrom the Land of Col. Benjamin Harrifon, to the Land of M'' Allen Howard, in Goochland County, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition, for appointing a Ferry from the Land of James Fenley, over the Fluvanna River, to the Land of William Cabbell, oppofite thereto, in the County of Goochland, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition, for appointing a Ferry from the Land of Tucker Woodfon. over James River, to the Land of Paul Micheaux, near Goochland Court-houfe,
Refolved,
Ifland,

And that the Propofition againft it, be Reje(5led. Confideration of a Propofition, for appointing a Ferry from the Bennit Goode, over James River, between the Lands of Philip Lightfoot, Efquire, John Planing, in Goochland County;
is

reafonable.

Upon

Land of and Col.

faid Goode's Land, a-crofs James River, to the faid Fleming's Land, will be con\-enient for Travellers. Ordered, That it be an Inftruclion to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, for altering the Name of Goodall's Ferry; and appointing it from Goodall's to Hanmer's Point, or Wtlliams's, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions, for appointing a Ferrv-, in Goochland County, from a Gut, on the Land of RicJtard Mojby on the South Side of James River, to the Land of Mr Tarlton Fleming, on the North Side of the faid River, oppofite to the faid Mofby's Landing. Alfo for appointing a Ferry from the Land of James Fenley, over the Fluvanna River, to the Land of Wtlham Cabbell, oppofite thereto,
in

Refolved,

That a Ferry from the

2S

Goochland County.

And

(27)

And

aKo, for appointing a Ferry from the

Land

of

Bennit Goode, over James River,

to the Land of Col. John Fleming, in Goochland County. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of
to, by the Houfe, as follows That the Meafure and Gauge of all Pipe, Hogfhead, and Barrel Staves and Heading, and of Shingles, be afcertained. And that none of thofe Commodities, of lefs Dimenfions, than the Gauge afcertained, be expofed to Sale here, or exported,

Trade,

made Yefterday And the fame was read, and agreed


:

Refolved,

under a Penalty.
Ordered,

That the Committee

of

Trade do prepare and bring

in

Bill

purfuant to

the faid Refolution.


of Claims,

The Houfe aKo proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee made on Saturday laft And the fame was read, and agreed to, with Amend:

ment, as follows:

Upon
Negro

Confideration of the Petition of Zachary Lewis, praying an Allowance for his


Sacco,

Man

who murdered

his Overfeer;

and afterwards, to avoid the Punifh:

ment

of the Law, hanged himfelf

Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the faid Petition are true

And

that the faid Zach-

ary Lewis ought to be allowed, for the faid Negro, Forty Pounds Current Money, by the
Public.

Upon Confideration of the Claim of John Shelton, for an Allowance for a Negro Wench, who was outlawed and murdered by another Negro; Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Claim are true And that the faid Shelton ought to be allowed Thirty Five Pounds Current Money for her, by the Public. Upon Confideration of the Memorial of the Infpedlors at Wainwright's Warehoufe, Refolved, That the Nett Tobacco burnt at the faid Warehoufe, ought to be paid for, by the Public, to the Proprietors thereof, at the Rate of Twelve Shillings and Six Pence for every Hundred. Upon Confideration of the Memorial of the Infpe<5lors at Bowler's, Refolved, That the Proprietors of the Tobacco burnt at the faid Warehoufe, ought to be allowed by the Public, Twelve Shillings and Six Pence per Hundred for Crop Tobacco; and Eleven Shillings and Six Pence per Hundred for Transfer Tobacco. Ordered, That it be an Inftruc?tion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claims respectively, in the Book of Claims. A Bill, for Dividing the County of Prince William, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, for Repealing the Adl, intituled. An Adl For the better Security of the Country in the prefent Time of Danger, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M'' Attorney.
:

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Wednefday^

May

19, 1742.
feveral

Repealing the Adl, intituled, An Adt, For the better Security of the Country in the prefent Time of Danger Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M'' Harrifon reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, to enable Frances Greenhill to fell and difpofe of her Lands, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph Greenhill, fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true And that they
for
: : :

MR.

Attorney reported. That he had

made

Amendments

to the

Bill,

had

(28)
had made an Amendment to the
ered the
read,
Bill,

Bill;

which he read

with the Amendment,

in at

and afterwards delivwas agam twice fame the Where the Table:
in his Place,

and agreed to. be Ingroffed. Ordered That the faid Bill, with the Amendment, for Eledlmg new Veftries. Colony; this in A Bill for Diff Giving the prefent Veftries and the Blanks filled Time; the fecond and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read and two Amendments made at the Table.
ui),

by the lioufe.

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be Ingroffed.

had, according to Order, M' Fitzhngh reported. That the Committee appointed, and Erecting the Upper Part prepared a Bill, for Dividing the County of Hanover; fame was received, and read the firft Time. thereof, into a diftind County: And the

Explaining and Amending the for obtaining Letters of Laws, directing Security to be taken, upon granting Certificates And the fame was received, and read the firft Admi'niftration of Inteftates Eftates.

M' Attorney moved

for

Leave to prefent a

Bill, for

Time.

Time. A Petition of Nathaniel Harrifon, praying an Allowance for a Negro Slave belonging And to him, killed by a White Man, in his own Defence, was prefented to the Houfe. in the It paffed Negative. received. be Petition the Queftion being put, that the faid
Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be read a fecond

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be Rejedled.

Petition of the Juftices of

King

George, praying.

That the Houfe

will

reimburfe

them the Expence they were at, in hiring a Houfe for the Reception of Tobacco, at Gibfon's Warehoufes, in the faid County. Alfo a Petition of James Garton, late of Spotfylvania County, but now of the County
of Lancafter;

praying to be allowed his Claim for his travelling Expences and Attendance, as an Evidence for the King, againft Benjamin Sadler, who was indi(5led for Murder; which, through Miftake, he did not apply to the Clerk of the General Court,
to infert in his Records; were feverally prefented to the Houfe,
Ordered,

and

read.

of

That the faid Petitions 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.

Two

Claims of Acquilla Snelling, for taking up Three

Runaway

Negros. therein

mentioned.
Alfo a Claim of William Kennon, for taking

up a Runaway Negro; were feverally

prefented to the Houfe. and received.


Ordered,

That

it

Claims

refpecftively, in
Bill, intituled.

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid the Book of Claims.
Adl, for the Repealing the Adl, intituled.

An

An

Adl,

For

the better

Security of the Country in the prefent to the training, muftering,


Refolved,

Time

of

Danger

as to fo

much

thereof as relates

and

exercifing the Militia,

was read the third Time.


up to the Council, for their Concur-

That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Attorney do carry the

faid Bill

rence.

M' Fitzhngh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties, to them referred: And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for Eredling a Town at the Ferry over Occoqnan, on both Sides of the faid River,
:

be Rejeded

Refolved,
a-crofs

That the Propofition from the County of Amelia,' for Eredling a Bridge Appamattox River, at William Towns's, near Janata, be
Rejected; the

Cafe being already

Law in

that

fufficient.

Refolved,

(29)
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of Orange, for appointing Truftees

to receive Subfcriptions for building a Bridge over

Rappidanne River, at Germanna

and

for obliging the Juftices of that

County, to levy the Remainder of the Charge on

their Tithables, be Rejedled.

That the Propofition from the County of Orange, for Building a Bridge over the River Rappidanne, at Germanna, by Subfcription, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition of the Churchwardens and Veftry of the Upper Parifh, in Nanfemond County, for felling certain Lands therein mentioned, devifed by the Will of William Cadowgan, deceafed, to charitable Ufes; and for purchafmg other Lands, of equal Value, to the fame Ufes, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Complaint from the Inhabitants of Hungar's Parifh, in Northampton County, againft the Veftry of the faid Parifh, concerning the Difpofal of the Pews in the new Church, be Rejedled. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions agreed to, by the Houfe.
Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday^

May

20, 1742.
all

Exportation: And to amend the Adl, intituled. An Adl, For afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to the Committee who prepared the fame. M"' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of William Parks, Printer, to them referred And having examined the Matter thereof, and heard the faid Parks, had come to a Refolution thereupon which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered
;
: ;

Bill, for infpedling,

weighing, and ftamping

Pork and Beef, packed

in this

Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame fhall be fold here, or fhipped for

in at the Table.

Report do lie on the Table. M'' Douglas moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, for Deftroying Crows and Squirrels on the Eaftern Shore And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the
:

faid

M''

Power, according to Order, prefented a

Bill, for

vefting certain entailed Lands,

Parcel of a greater Tract therein mentioned, in George Braxton, the Younger, in Fee

was

And the fame and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Henry Hacker, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at the Capitol Landing, praying an additional Rent for the faid Warehoufes, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. A Petition of Mary Grayfon, Widow, of Spotfylvania County, praying to be allowed her Claim for her late Hufband's travelling Expences and Attendance, as an Evidence againft Benjamin Sadler, who was indicted for Murder; which, through Miftake, he did not apply to the Clerk of the General Court, to infert in his Records, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims And that they do examine the Matter thereof and report the fame, with their
Simple; and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes.
received,
:

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Ordered,

(3o)

^ Thof thP Tall of the

The

hI?;

c^^^^^^^^^^

Tral made

o/w^a,

laft:

Tuefday next. the Committee of ^ ^^^ ^^P^'" ^^^" to. by the Houfe. And the fame was read, and agreed

Houfe be referred

'til

"-^:^:; ?^:Sddrefs

of this Houfe.

..e

prefent^

to^Ma^ and

The diftreffed State and of Great-Bntatn; reprefenting. a Petit on to the Parliament Export; which muf^ our occafioned by the Reftramt on Decay of our Tobacco Trade, Expedient left Staple: And there bemg no other ^not fpeedilv remedied, deftroy our H.s Majefty Branch of the Britifh Commerce to befeech or Pre^r^^ation of this valuable may Majefty His that and Confederation Parliament, to take the fame mto and h their Export of free his Subjedls of this Colony, a be gracioufly pleafed to grant unto fuch Limitations, as to His Majefty s WifTobacco to Foreign Markets direcftly. under
;

dom,

a,, ^ and M' Fttzhugh, and M^ Attorney, do preOrdered That the Committee of Trade, purfuant to the faid Refolution. pare and bring in an Addrefs. and a Petition, William, was read the A Bill, intituled. An Adt. For Dividing the County of Prince
.

fhall

appear neceffary.

-.^^

third Time;

and the Blanks filled up. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. the Council, for their Concurrence. Ordered, That M^ Fairfax do carr>' the Bill up to fecond A Bill, for continuing the Aft. For laying a Duty upon Liquors, was read the
Ordered,

Time.

That the
for

faid Bill be

committed to M^ Nelfon, M' Harmer,

Carter,

and

M' Braxton.
continuing the A61. intituled. An Aft. For laying an additional Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers; and for encouraging Perfons to inlift in His Majefthereof, as relates to the faid ty' s Service; and for preventing Defertion; as to fo much

Bill,

additional

Duty was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, for dividing the County of King and Queen; and Adding the Upper Part thereof to the County of Caroline, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. A Claim of Francis Little, for taking up a Runaway Negro, therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Rice Broach, for taking up a Runaway Negro; were feverally prefented to the Houfe. and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid
;

Claims refpeAively. in the Book of Claims.

A
Town

Bill, for

continuing the

A(5l, intituled,

An
M"'

Adl.

For allowing Fairs

to be

kept in the

of

Fredericksburg, was read the fecond Time.

M' Thornton, and M"" Beverly. A Bill, for continuing the A<5t, intituled. An A6t, For laying a Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, was read the fecond Time, and the Blank filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, for dividing the County of Hanover; and Eredling the Upper Part thereof into a diftindl County, was read the fecond Time, and one of the Blanks filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed.
Ordered,
Bill

That the

be committed to

Waller,

Petition of the Truftees of the

Town

of Fredericksburg,

was recommended, by the

Governor and Council, to the Confideration of 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 report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven o'Clock.

(31)

Friday^

May

21, 1742.

Harmer, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for Explaining the Charter granted to the City of Williamsburg; and for Enlarging the Jurifdidlion of the Court of Huftings, within the faid City And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. A Bill, for reducing the Laws made, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Adl of Affembly; was read the fecond Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will, on Tuefday next, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the faid Bill. Ordered, That M'' Hutchings have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Hotife 'til this Day Se'ennight: And M'' Boiling 'til Tuefday next. A Petition of Henry Fitzhugh, Efq; Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Boyd's Hole praying, an additional Rent for the faid Warehoufes, was prefented to the Houfe
: ;

MR.

and

received.

Ordered,

Claims:

And

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

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That it be an Inftru<fbion to the Committee of Claims, to make the fame Allowances for the Rents of feveral Warehoufes, in the Book of Claims, to November, 1742, that were made, purfuant to the Refolution of the Houfe, in 1740, to November, in that Year. M'' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported, That the
their Confideration, the Petition of M"" William Andrews, to complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M"' George Douglas, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Accomack And that upon examining the Matter, M'' Douglas, the Sitting Member, did acknowledge, before the Committee, That a greater Number of legal Freeholders voted at the Eledlion for M'' Andrews, the Petitioner, than for him, the faid Douglas. And that they had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards

Committee had had under

them

referred,

delivered in at the Table

Where the fame was again twice

read,

and agreed

to,

by the

Houfe, as follows:
Refolved,

That
That

M"'

George Douglas, the Sitting Member,

is

as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the


Refolved,
M''

County

not duly Eledled, to ferve of Accomack.

William Andrews, the Petitioner, is duly Eledled to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Accomack. Ordered, That the Return of the writ, for Electing a Burgefs to ferv^e in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Accomack, be amended, by Erazing the Name of George Douglas; and Inferting the Name of William Andrews. Ordered, That the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made Yefterday, be referred 'til Tuefday next.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday^

May

22, 1742.

Member having taken

the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament,

inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance

and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed

the Oath of Abjuration, and fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.

M' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of Matthew Wills, and
Richard

(32)
Point, Ferries over James Ri^er. from Mulberry-Ifland Richard Hardy for appointing and from CockeVs Place called Cocket\ in Ijle of Wight County in Warwick County, to a appomtmg the faid agamft Wills, Emamiel Alfo the Petition of to Mulberry-Ifland thereupon; which he Refolutions And had come to feveral
;

delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again read in' his Place, and after^\-ards follows: twiceread. and agreed to, by the Houfe. as River, at the Places petitioned for, will be Refolved, That the Ferries o\er James

Ferries

to

them

referred:

convenient for Travellers. , ., t^ Emamiel Wtlls, agamft the laid Femes, be Refolved, That the Petition of the faid
.

Reje(5led.

a Bill, be an Inftrudlion to the Committee appointed to bring appointing it from GoodaU's to Hanmer's for altering the Name of Goodall's Ferr>-; and purfuant to the Refolution, for Claufes, or Claufe Point, or Williams's, to receive a County, to a Place called Warwick in Paint, _ppoi'nting Ferries from Mulberry-Ifland a Mulberry-Ifland. Cocket's in I fie of Wight County; and from Cocket's to
Ordered,

That

it

The Houfe being informed. That M'' William Andrews, a Sitting Member, has been guilty of many male and fcandalous Practices, in the Office of an Infpeftor;
That the faid Information be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, as it fhall appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Fitzhugh reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, for Enabling the Juftices of the County Courts to make Contradls, which may be binding upon themfelves, and their Succeffors. And alfo a Bill, to oblige the Juftices of the County Courts to provide Public Seals. And the fame were feverally received, and read. Ordered, That the faid Bills be read a fecond Time. A Bill, intituled, An Adl, for Diffolving the prefent Veftries in this Colony; for Ele<5ling new Veftries, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Fitzhngh do carr>^ the faid Bill to the Council, for their ConcurOrdered,
rence.

A Petition of the Juftices of the County of Effex, praying to be reimburfed the Expence they ha\e been at in building a Warehoufe at Bowler's, to fupply the Place of one burnt down there; was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A Petition of Henry Potter, fetting forth, That he had been at great Trouble in attending the Soldiers that were taken ill, during their Stay in Virginia; and had aKo fumifhed them with a large Quantity of Medicines, for which he had not been fufficiently
fatisfied;

to the Houfe,

and praying fuch Relief, as to this Houfe fhould feem meet; was prefented and read. And the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition lie on the
That the
faid Petition be

Table, It paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

Rejeded.

Petition of the Officers of His Majefty's Cuftoms in this Colony, praying. That additional Fees may be fettled for feveral extraordinary Services, which they are obliged to perform, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.

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 ^^' Committee, to whom the Bill, for continuing the Adl. .> T^a^^aI'^^"'^,!'''"' mtituled. An Adl, For allou.ng Fairs to be kept in the Town
Ordered,
of Propofitions
of Fredericksburg,

was committed,

(33)
mitted, That they had
Place,

made

feveral

Amendments

to the Bill:

Which he read
:

in his

and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M'' Waller moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, for preventing the building of Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Fredericksburg, and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; and to reftrain Hogs from going at large in the Towns of Fredericksburg, and Urbanna. And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Mofiday Morning, Eleven o'Clock.

Monday May
y

24, 1742.

MR

prepared a

Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, Bill, for building a Bridge over the River Rappidanne, at Ger;

manna, by f ubfcription and to provide for the Support thereof: And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. Upon a Motion made. That M"' Samuel Buckner have Leave to withdraw his Petition, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M'' Lewis Burwell, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Glocefter, It paffed in the
Affirmative.
Ordered,

That the Committee of Privileges and Elections be difcharged from pro-

ceeding further thereupon.

and Edward Ranfdell, Infpetftors of Nominy WareThat Seven Hogfheads of Tobacco were ftolen out of one of the houfe; Public Warehoufes under their Infpedtion; and praying. That this Houfe will allow them fuch Relief, as they fhall think fit was prefented to the Houfe. And the Queftion bePetition of Nicholas Minor,
fetting forth,
;

ing put, that the faid Petition be received, It paffed in the Negative.

That the faid Petition be Rejedted. Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Information againft M'' William Andrews, a Sitting Member, to them referred: And had examined the Matter thereof; and heard M'' Ayidrews, by his Council: Whereupon, it appeared to the Committee, That the faid Andrews, whilft he was Infpedtor, was guilty of ver\^ enormous Mifdemeanours and male Pradlices in that Office, in Breach of his Oath, and the Duty of his faid Office And that he was by the Governor and Council turned out of the faid Office, for the fame and ordered to be left out of the Commiffion of Peace for Accomack County And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again read, and agreed to, by the
Refolved,
M''
:

Hotife, as follows

That the faid M'' William Andrews having been guilty of very enormous Mifdemeanours and male Pradlices in the Office of an Infpedlor, in Breach of his Oath, and the Duty of his faid Office, is unworthy to fit as a Member in this Houfe. Refolved, That the faid M"' Andrews, for his faid Mifdemeanours, be expelled this
Refolved,

Houfe.
Refolved,

That the faid

M"'

Andrews be difabled to

Sit

and Vote,

as a

Member in

this

Houfe, during this prefent General Affembly.

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue another Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly in the County of Accomack, in the Room of the faid William Andrews, who is expelled this Houfe. And that M'' Scarburgh do attend the Governor with the faid Addrefs.
Ordered,
for Eledling

(34)
fell and difpofe of her Lands to enable Frances Greenhillto GreeMl Will, notwithftandmg her Hufband. Jofeph and othe Eftates, by Deed or Purpofes therem mentioned, was read the third happen to be living; and for other

Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

tlw

Time.
Refolved,

That the faid Bill do pafs. ^ .v, the faid BiU up to the Council, for their ConOrdered, That M^ Harrifon do can-y

currence.^^^^

intituled.

An Ad,

for continuing the

Ad,

intituled.

An Ad. For

laying a

was read the third Time. Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, pafs. Refolved, That the faid Bill do Bill up to the Council, for their ConOrdered, That M^ Attorney do cany the faid
currence.

Bill, intituled,

An

Ac^t, for

Dividing the County of Hanover; and

T-

Eredmg

^-

the

Ui)per Part thereof into a diftind County. Alfo a Bill, intituled. An Ad, for Dividing the

Adding the Upper Part thereof to the County of


Time.
Resolved,

County of King and Queen; and Caroline, were feverally read the third

Ordered, currence.

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M' Fitzhngh do carrj' the

faid Bills

up to the Council,

for their

Con-

IV Conway reported. That the Committee

of Privileges

and Eledions had had

under their Confideration. the Petition of M'' Landon Carter, to them referred, complaining of an undue Eledion and Return of M^ William Fantleroy, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Richmond: And had heard as well the
Petitioner,

by

his Coimcil, as the Sitting


:

Member; and examined divers Witneffes.

touching the Matter of the faid Complaint Whereupon, it appeared to the Committee, That in the Morning of the Day of the Eledion, one William Jordan, an open Abettor
of the Intereft of M'' Fantleroy, did, according to his

Appointment, meet

many

of M"'

who were Freeholders, at the Public Bridge over Rappahannock Creek, on the Main Road to the Court-houfe. and brought with him about 2 Gallons of Rum, and treated the Company with Drams And that M'' Fantleroy, the Sitting Member, in Company with one M'' Barnes, a Friend of M"' Carter's, in their Way to the CourtFantleroy's Friends,
:

houfe.

Company

Dram to M'' Barnes: That the and drank Drams, and finifhed the Rum near the Court-houfe; and that feveral of the Company were meiry with Liquor, when they came to the Court-houfe. That at the taking of the Poll, about Four or Five of the Freeholders who voted for M-- Woodbridge and M'' Fantleroy, the Sitting Members, appeared to be intoxicated with ftrong Liquors; and none who voted for M^ Carter ai)peared to be fo, except one Thomas Lewis. That one William Lewis, an Ordinary-keeper, ftood at the Bar, and when feveral of the Freeholders were asked whom they would vote for. before they could anfwer, he would anfwer, for M' Fantleroy and M^ Woodbridge which fome contradided, and fome did not. That a few Days after the Election, one Hall, who was polled thereat, came to M-- Carter, and entreated him not to profecute him; declaring, that M^ Fantleroy's Friends had made him drunk, and perfwaded him to vote for M^ Fantleroy againft M^ Carter, tho' he had no Vote. That the faid Jordan, after the Eledion, confefs'd he had given Liquors at former Eledions, and at this Eledion; and would give a Hogfhead, or a Hundred Gallons of Rum, rather thanM;Car/er. the Petitioner, fhould go Burgefs; and that he never fhould go Burgefs: And that if the Petitioner fhould have him brought to the Bar of this Houfe. he the faid Jordan would have him indided for Perjury, at the Williamfburg Eledion. But it did not appear to the Committee, That M^ Fantleroy ufed any unfair Pradices himfelf; or that any were ufed at his Defire: And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read m his Place, and afterxvards delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again twice read; and M^ Fantleroy ordered to withdraw.
came amongft them, and
M''

Fantleroy drank a

ftopt again at a Place called the Mill-Hill,

And

(35)
That that Freedom which ought to be hath been greatly invaded by M' Jordan. Alfo to another Refolution of the faid Committee, That M'' William Fantleroy is not duly eledled and returned a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for
to the Refolution of the Committee,
in all Ele<5lions,

And

maintained

the County of RicJimcnid

And alfo to another Refolution of the faid Committee, That

the faid William Jordan,

by treating the Freeholders with ftrong Liquor, in the Morning of the Day of Eledlion, The is guilty of a great Mifdemeanour and Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe.
Houfe difagreed. Refolved, That that Freedom which ought to be maintained in all Eledlions, hath not been invaded by M'' Jordan. Refolved, That M'' William Fantleroy is duly eledled and rettimed a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Richmond. Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms, with the Mace, introduce the faid Fantleroy
to his Place in the Houfe.

A
Fairs
filled

Bill, intituled,
to be kept in the

An

Adt, for continuing the A6t, intituled.

An

Adl,

For allowing

Town

of Fredericksburg, was read the third Time, and a Blank

up.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M'' Fitzhugh do carry the

faid Bill

up to the Council,

for their

Con-

currence.

A Bill, for Deftroying Crows and Squirrels on the Eaftern Shore, was read the fecond Time, and the Blanks filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday^
Ordered,

May

25, 1742.

THAT Monday
M"^

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


next.

'til

A Bill, to veft certain entailed Lands, Parcel of a greater Tradt therein mentioned, in George Braxton, the Younger, in Fee Simple and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M"" Power, Baylor, and M'' Weft, Lomax: And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Lewis Delony, fetting forth. That Two Negro Slaves ran away from his Plantation, in the County of Brunfwick, and being Outlawed, were afterwards found dead; and praying fuch an Allowance, as to this Houfe fhall feem fit. Alfo a Petition of John Mtmdell, Keeper of the Public Goal; fetting forth. That
;

John

Carter, deceafed, late


;

Keeper

of the Public Goal, built feveral

Houfes on the Prifon

own Expence and that his Widow infifts to be paid for the faid Houfes by the Petitioner: And alfo, that the Garden belonging to the Prifon, is intirely decayed: And praying. That this Houfe will make fuch an Allowance as to enable him to make
Lots, at his

Satisfadlion for the faid Houfes,


to the Houfe,

and

inclofe the faid

Garden; were feverally prefented

of

and read. That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with
Ordered,

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe, according to Order, proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Thnrfday laft And the fame
their
:

was twice

read.

Ordered,

(36)
OrdmJ, That
the faid Report be re-committed Others, Freeholders of the County of Ameha, Petition of Edward Booker, and Scott was unduly Richard Jones having complain'd that M^ Jofeph

the County of Amelia: And that the Committee eleded and returned a Member for having ordered, that the Sheriff of the faid County appointed to examine into the fame, enquire into the Right every Perfon obje^ed to by fhould attend at the Court-houfe, to compounded the Matter with M^ Jones, by engaging each Party had to Note; M^ Scott was prefented to at, in difputing the faid Eledtion to pay all the Expences he had been
;

fetting forth

That M^

the Houfe,

of

and read. . ^ to the Confideration of the Committee Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred examine the Matter thereof; and report Privileges and Eledlions: And that they do
_

the Houfe. the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to after this Day Se'ennight. Refolved, That no Petition fhall be received Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order,

M'

not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Seafaring Men, being Houfe-keepers Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money; and to oblige received, and read the firft Time. in this Colony, to pay Levies: And the fame was
prepared a
Bill,

for allowing Perfons

That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to repeal the Ads made in the Seventh Year of George the Firft; and one other A<51 made in the Fifth and Sixth Years And that M^ Harrifon do preof George the Second, relating to the Killing of Wolves
Ordered,
:

pare and bring in the fame. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Francis. That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl, for continuing the Adt, intituled, An A(5l, For laying a Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, without any Amend-

ment.

And

that they have

Dividing the County of Prince William.


this Houfe.

made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Adl, for To which they defire the Concurrence of

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one A(5l of Affembly. And after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M'' Fitzhugh reported, That the Committee had made fome Progrefs in the Bill and had diredled him to move the Houfe, that they may have Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. To-morrow Morning, refolve itfelf into a Committee
;

of the

whole Houfe, to confider further the faid

Bill.

Ordered,

That

M--

Fantleroy being indifpofed, have Leave to be abfent from the

Service of this Houfe.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That

it

for altering the

Name

be an Inftrudion to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, of GoodaU's Ferry; and appointing it from Goodall's to Hanmer's

Point, or Williams's, to receive a Claufe or Claufes to eredt a Ferry of Rappahannock, oppofite to Frederickfburg.

on the North Side

Petition of the Inhabitants of James-City County, praying,

That the Infpedlion

at the College Landing, might be removed to a Place called Mercer's Landing; was prefented to the Houfe. And the Oueftion being put, That the faid Petition be received, It paffed in the Negative.
Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be Rejedled.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven o'Clock.

; ;

(37)

Wednefday^

May

26, 1742.

5ei''r/>', from the Committee of Public Claims, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, feveral Petitions to them referred: And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and Where the fame was again twice read aftei-vi'ards delivered in at the Table the Houfe, as follows agreed to, by thereof Part and

MR.
On

Confideration of the Petition of Elizabeth Kee,

Widow
:

That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true And that an Allowance of Five Pounds, for and towards her Relief and Maintenance, will be fuflficient. On Confideration of the Petition of Lewis Delony, for an Allowance for his Two Negro Slaves, that were outlawed, and found dead Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true: And that the faid Lewis Delony be allowed by the Public, Fifty Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six Pence Current Money for his faid Two Slaves. And to the Refolution of the Committee, on Confideration of the Petition of Elizabeth Mofs: That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; but that fhe is not entitled to any Allowance by Law, her deceafed Hufband, Francis Mofs, being a Lieutenant in the Late Expedition againft the Spaniards, and dying a natural Death And alfo another Refolution of the faid Committee, on Confideration of the Petition of Rebecca Jones, Widow That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true but that fhe is not entitled to any allowance by Law, James Jones, her deceafed Hufband, dying a natural Death at Jamaica; The Houfe difagreed. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow Elizabeth Mofs, Widow, the Sum of Fifty Pounds Current Money Alfo, Rebecca Jones, and ElizaAnd alfo to make beth Kee, Widows, being Mulattos, the Sum of Five Pounds each. the other Allowance, purfuant to the Refolution agreed to, by the Houfe, in the Book
Refolved,
:

of Claims.
M"'

Lomax

reported.

That the Committee, to

whom

the

Bill, for

vefting certain

entailed Lands, Parcel of a greater Tradt therein mentioned, in George Braxton, the Yoimger, in Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was committed, had examined the Allegations thereof; and found them to be
true.

Ordered,

That the faid

Bill

be Ingroffed.

County of Effex, praying an additional Rent for the Warehoufes at Jones's Infpedtion, upon Pifcataway, in the faid County, to reimPetition of the Juftices of the

burfe

them the Expence

of building

a new Warehoufe there; was prefented to the

Houfe, and read.


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,
Ordered,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Fitzhiigh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the lower Part of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the County of Surry; praying. That a new Church may not be built in the Parifh, according to an Order of their Veftry: And that a Bill may be brought in, for building a new Church in that Parish, convenient to the Petitioners. Alfo a Petition of the Veftry, and divers of the Inhabitants of the
faid Parifh,

Sides;

oppofmg the and had come to

firft

mentioned Petition

feveral Refolutions thereupon;


:

and afterwards delivered in at the Table to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the firft mentioned Petition oppofmg it, be reje(5ted.
agreed

heard the Parties on both which he read in his Place, Where the fame was again twice read, and
:

And had

is

reafonable:

And

that the Petition


Ordered,

(38)
Ordered,
in a Bill,

That the Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances, do prepare and bring


-

a^d

purfuant to the faid Refolution. d , ^ the Pubhc Ferry, at Swan s Potnt praymg A Petition of William Clinch, Keeper of was prefented to the Houfe, for Sheep, Cattle, and Hogs; to be aUowed a larger Ferriage be referred to a ComPetition the faid the Queftion being put. That
read.

And

mittee, It

paffed in the Negative. be rejeded. /?f/b/w(f. That the faid Petition


Petition of

A
fhall

Marv

Gilmer, fetting forth, That her

,, ^ ^ being one Hufband


.

, the Solof
,

.t,

diers inlifted in this

Relief, as this Houfe Goverment, died at Jamaica; and praying fuch

Elections, reported, That the M' Conway, from the Committee of Prvilieges and of Edivard Booker, and Committee had' had under their Confideration, the Petition them referred; complaining of a corrupt Others, Freeholders of the County of Amelia, to and M^ Richard Jones, in comMember, Sitting Agreement between M^ Jofeph Scott, a pounding a Difpute between them, upon a Petition referred to the Committee, comScott, to ferve as a Burgefs, in plaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of the faid M^ had partly heard William and County; faid the for this prefent General Affembly, Member Whereupon it appeared Booker, one of the Petitioners, and M^ Scott, the Sitting to the Committee, That before the Day appointed for examining into the Rights of the Freeholders who voted at the Eledion, purfuant to the Refolutions of the Houfe, M'" Jones, the Petition, did write a Letter to the Sheriff of that County, fignifying to him. That M^ Scott and he had made diligent Search into each other's Poll; and that he foimd the Right of Eleftion to be in M'' Scott's Favour; and therefore defired the Sheriff to make Return of the fame. Whereupon the Sheriff, at the Day appointed to examine into the Right of the faid Eledlion, did return to the Committee, That M"' Jones, the Petitioner, having examined both Polls, had agreed the Right of Eledlion to be in M"' Scott; nor did the faid M"' Jones attend the Committee on that Day, or fend anyMeffage or Excufe: And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon. Refolved, That the Witneffes to the fubjedl Matter of the faid Freeholders Complaint, be examined, Viva Voce, before the Committee, on Friday Se'ennight. Refolved, That the faid M"^ Richard Jones be fent for, in Cuftody of the Sergeant at Arms, to attend the Committee, on Friday Se'ennight. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, For amending the Staple of Tobacco: and for preventing Frauds in His Majeft/s Cuftoms. And after fome time fpent therein, M^ Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs in the Bill; and had direfted him to move for Leave
:

of their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

was prefented to the Houfe, and received. to the Confideration of the Committee Ordered That the faid Petition be referred Matter thereof; and report the fame, with Claims: And that they do examine the
think
fit,

to

fit

again.

Refolved,
of the

That this Houfe will. To-morrow Morning, refolve itfelf into a Committee whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. Ordered, That M-- Weft have Leave to be abfent from the Ser\ace of this Houfe, 'til
next.

Monday

M' Fitzhugh reported, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of the Officers of His Majefty's Cuftoms in this Colony, to them referred; praying additional Fees

to be allowed them, for certain extraordinary Services therein mentioned. And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the TableWhere the fame was again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, as followsRefolved, That the faid Petition be Rejefted; the Fees already allowed by Law

being fufficient.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Eleven o'Clock.

Thurfday^

(39)

Thurfday,

May

27, 1742.
;

A
M''

Petition of William Cole, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Swinherd's

praying to he allowed an additional Rent for the faid Warehoufes, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the

Committee

of Claims:

And

that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the

fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Nelfon reported, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for continuing the Adl, An Act, For laying a Duty upon Liquors, was committed, had made feveral Amendments to the Bill Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the
intituled.
:

Table.

Amendments, do lie on the Table. and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Frederickfhurg, in the Cotmty of Spotfylvania, to them referred;
Ordered,
M""

That the

faid Bill, with the

Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions

praying. That a Bill

may

be brought

in,

for vefting 243 fquare Poles, lately belonging

and 220 fquare Poles, belonging to John Lewis, Gent, to Henry in the faid Truftees, and thofe who purchafed under them and for obliging the Executors of the faid Henry Willis, (to whom his lands are devifed, for Paiment of his Debts,) and the faid John Lewis, to accept of a reafonable Confideration for their faid Lands; and for compelling John Royfton, and Robert Biickner, the Perfons from whom the Town Land was purchafed, or thofe claiming under them, to pay the fame And have examined into the Matter, and agreed upon a Report; That it appeared to the Committee, that by an Aft of the General Affembly, made in the Firft Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, For Ereding a Toivn in each of the Counties of Spotfylvania, and King George, 50 Acres of Land, Parcel of a Tradt, belonging to John Royfton, and Robert Buckner, of the County of Glocefter, lying on the South Side of the River Rappahannock, in the County of Spotfylvania, were direcled to be funeyed and laid out, taking in the whole Breadth of the faid Tract of Land upon the River, by the Sun-eyor of the faid County; and were vefted in certain Tmftees therein named, to be laid out in Lots and Streets, and fold, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned: And the faid Truftees were to pay the faid John Royfton, and Robert Btickner, out of the Money arifmg from the Sale, after the Rate of Forty Shillings for ever>' Acre, of the faid Fifty Acres of Land; and all the 0^e^plus Money which fhould be raifed by the Sale, was to be applied to Public Ufes, for the Benefit of the Inhabitants of the faid Town. That after the paffmg the faid Act, George Hotne, then Sur\-eyor of the faid County of Spotfylvania, did furvey and lay out Fifty Acres of Land, for the faid Town of Fredericksburg; and divided the fame into Lots and Streets, and returned a Plan thereof, to the Truftees, who made Sale of the Lots, according to the faid Plan But the original Bounds not being kept up, and Purchafers building very irregularly, the faid Truftees did, on the i8th Day of March, 1739, caufe the Bounds of the faid Town to be re-furveyed by William Waller, the prefent Sur\'eyor of the County And by that Survey, it appears, that the Bounds of the faid Town, as the fame were laid out by the faid Home, contain Fifty Acres and one Third of an Acre of Land, and includes 243 fquare Poles of the Land of the faid late Henry Willis, deceafed, at the lower End of the Town; and 220 fquare Poles of the Land of the faid John Lewis, formerly belonging to M'' Francis Thornton, of King George County, at the Upper End of the Town which have been laid out into Lots and Streets, and fold. It alfo appeared to the Committee, That when the faid Town was firft laid out, the Bounds of the Lands of the faid Henry Willis, and Francis Thornton, were not truly known; and their Lands were included, by Miftake, inftead of fo much Land of the faid Royfton, and Buckner, at the back Part of the Town And that the Miftake was not difcovered 'til the Re-fur\'ey, in March, 1739. That the faid Henry Willis, in his Life-time, purchafed of the faid Robert Buckner, his Part of the Tradt aforesaid; which
Willis, Gent, deceafed;
; : : : ; :

Part

(4o)
lots or Half Acres, and Streets, adjoining to the Town; Part has been lately laid out into that the Lands of the faid Royfton and Buckner, and fold at about 8 . 7 5. a Lot: And the Town Bounds, is a Moiety of 410 fquare Poles which ought to have been included in the Quantity of Land taken from the faid Henry out of each of their Parts; fo that by him purchafed of the faid Robert Buckner, Willis exceeds the Quantity of Land And had the Town Bounds, 38 fquare Poles. which' ought to have been included in Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards

come

to feveral were again twice read, and with Amenddelivered in at the Table: Where the fame ments, agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows of Fredericksburg, as the fame were laid Refolvcd, That the Bounds of the Town the i8th Day of March, 1739, be Spotfylvania, of out by the Sun^eyor of the County deceafed, and John Lewis, Willis, eftablifhed; and that the Lands of the faid Henry

and thofe claiming under thereby included, be vefted in the Truftees of the faid Town, Money arifen, or to arife, of the out fame, the for paying them; they the faid Truftees the Executors of the faid to Shillings Forty from the Sale of the Lots in the faid Town,
and Ten Pounds to the faid Lewis. Refolvcd, That that Part of the Petition, praying. That the faid John Royfton, or thofe claiming under him, may be compelled to repay the faid Trioftees, the Purchafe
Henry
Willis,

Money

of the 205 fquare Poles of his

Land, intended to be included within the Bounds

Town, by M if take left out, be Rejeded. Ordered, That M'' Waller, and M"' Thornton, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution agreed to, by the Houfe. M'' Fitzhtigh reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, for appointing feveral Ferries; and altering the Name of a former Ferry And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments made by the Council, to the Bill, for Dividing the County of Prince William: And the fame being feverally read, were agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Fairfax do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them made, to the faid Bill. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Ad of Affembly. And after fome Time fpent therein, M-- Speaker refumed the Chair: And M-^ Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs in the Bill; and had direded him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. To-morrow Morning, refolve itfelf into a Committee
of the faid

of the

Ordered,
o'clock.

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. That the Chaplain do attend to read Prayers every^ Morning, at Nine

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten o'Clock.

Friday,

May

28, 1742.

White, for taking up Three Runaways, therein mentioned, were prefented to the Houfe. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims. Upon a Motion made.

AVO Claims of Samuel

Margin ''n'^f'J^c'

^^""^
""^^

^u

^^""^ '

^^

'" ^ ^'^^' ^^^ ^''^^^^^ ^he Parifh of Saint

7^^^^^^ tnXr\Vt,l7 and M' Chtfwell, do prepare and bring in the fame.

P^"^^= And that M^ Harris,

. :

(4i)

Bill, intituled,

An

Adl, for Deftroying Crows

and Squirrels on

the

Eaftem

Shore,

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Conway do carry the

faid Bill to the Council, for their Concturence.

Bill, intituled,

An

A($t, for

vefting certain entailed Lands, Parcel of a greater

Trad; therein mentioned, in George Braxton, the Younger, in Fee Simple; and for settling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Uses, was read the third Time.

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M'' Power do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence M' Carter reported. That the Committee, to whom the BiU, for infpecling, weighing, and ftamping aU Pork and Beef in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame
Refolved,

Ordered,

fhall

be fold here, or fhipped for Exportation: And to amend the AcT;, intituled, An the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch, was committed; A<5t, had made feveral Amendments to the Bill Which he read in his Place, and afterwards

For afcertaining

delivered in at the Table.

That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table. A Petition of Thomas Todd, of the Coimty of King and Queen; praying, That 600 Acres of Land, devifed by his Grandfather, Thomas Todd, unto Bernard Todd, Son of Richard Todd, and the Heirs of his Body, in Tail Male which, by the faid Bernard's Death, the Petitioner became feifed of, may be vefted in him in Fee Simple, upon his fettling other Lands, of greater Value,' in Lieu thereof; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That M'' Braxton do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer
Ordered,
;

of the faid Petition.

Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, for Explaining the Law concerning CoUedlors and Naval Officers Fees
M''

and read the first Time. That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, M'' Fitzhugh aKo, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of William Parks, Printer, and their Report thereupon, to them recommitted: And had examined the Matter thereof, and agreed upon a Report That it appeared to the Committee, from the Journals of this Houfe, of the 7th of Jime, 1732, That a Petition of the faid William Parks, was prefented to this Houfe, and read; praying. That the Houfe would eftabUfh fuch a Salary, for Printing the Laws, Proclamations, and Journals of Affembly, for Public ^Ufe, as might enable him to continue and carry on his Bufinefs of Printing in this Colony: Which Petition was ordered to lie on the Table; and a Committee was appointed to receive his Propofals; and they were ordered to report the fame, with And on the loth Day of the fame Month, the their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. faid Committee reported. That they had received the Propofals of M'' Parks, for Printing the Laws and Journals; and agreed upon a Report thereupon, as followeth: "Your "Committee have, according to Order, received the Propofals of Mr William Parks, "Printer, which are, that for the Sum of 120 Pounds per Annum, he will Print the "Governor's Speech, and the Adreffes of both Houfes, and the Journal of this Houfe, "every Seffion; and deliver a Copy of each of them to e^'ery Member That he will Print "the Public Law^s of every Seffion, and deliver a Copy of them ftitched, to every Member, "and every Jtiftice of the Peace in the Colony: And that he will deliver a Copy of the ''Laws of every Seffion, well bound, to the Secretary's Office, and to every- County "Court in the Colony. Upon Confideration of the faid Propofals, your Committee But as the Clerk of this Houfe will lose, "are of Opinion, that they are reafonable. Perquifite of his Office, ariling from the Copies of "by thefe Propofals, a confiderable "the Laws for the Secretary's Office, and the feveral County Courts; and that he will, "notwithftanding, have confiderable Trouble and Care, in correcfting the Prefs, and mak"ing the Tables; your Committee are of Opinion, that befides the usual Allowance, "as Clerk, and for the Four fair Copies of the Journals, and the Laws, which must ftill "be
the fame w-as received,
; :

And

(42)
Whereof 50 Pounds every Seffion be allowed him the further Sum paid to the aid of 120 Pounds per Annum, be "unon it was Refohed, That a Salary mentioned the faid Matters feveral the Printing "William Park, in Confideration of commence fhould at the Salary Propofals; and that his Report according to the faid the Council agreed; Half Yearly." To which Refolve, 'End of'that Seffion, to be paid That on the Fifth Day of December, give his Affent. and the Go^e^lor was pleafed to this Houfe; praying. the faid William Parks, was prefented to I- .8 another Petition of Things which were to Bufmefs, in Printing thofe That in Regard to the Increafe of his the taking of? the Drawback of the Duty upon be printed at the Public Expence, and him; which Petition was then ordered Paper an additional Salary might be allowed by the Members of the Houfe: And on the i8th Day to lie on the Table, to be perufed proceeded to the Confideration of the faid Petition; and of the fame Month, the Houfe Pounds per Annum fhould be paid thereupon Refohed, That an additional Salary of 80 from the laft of that Inftant To which Refolve, to the faid William Parks, to commence Before the pleafed to give his Affent. the Council alfo agreed; and the Governor was this printed the Houfe, of Direaions by had, Parks paffing of which Refolve, the faid paffmg the faid the Refolve. at And Private Ads of the Two laft preceeding Seffions Houfe did alfo Order, That the faid M"- Parks fhould Print, in his Gazettes, the Naval
'be written, there
:

this

Officers Quarterly Lifts of Entries


:

and Clearances, with the Cargoes of Veffels in this Colony And the Governor and Council did alfo Order, That the faid M-^ Parks fhould Print all the Proclamations, and fuch Orders of Council, as their Honours fhould think For which Service he was, 'til then, fit to be publifhed, to be sent to all the Counties Two Shillings a Hogfhead. Their Impoft of the paid out of the Money arifmg from Honours did alfo enjoin him to Print Promifory Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves; and to give as many of them as fhould be required, to the Perfons who fhould have the Selling of Slaves, without any other Fee or Reward, than his Salary. That on the 1 6th Day of June, 1740, upon a Motion made, this Houfe Refolved, That the faid M"^ Parks fhould be obliged, for the Salary of 200 Pounds a Year, to Print the Infpedtors Notes and Books, without any further Allowance. It alfo appears to this Committee, That before the paffing the laft Refolve, the faid M' Parks was Annually paid by the Treafurer of this Colony, for the faid Infpe(5tors Notes and Books, after the Rate of Three Half Pence a Sheet; which amounted, one Year with another, to near 70 Pounds: And that fince the paffmg the faid Refolve, the faid M'' Parks hath Printed and Delivered out Infpedtors Notes and Books, to the Amount of 119 /. 125. 6 d. And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again read, -and agreed to, with fome Amendments, by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid William Parks be allowed ii() I. 12 s. 6 d. befides his
:

Salary, in full Satisfaction for


Refolved,
this

all

Public Services by

him hitherto perform'd.

from

/. per Annum be allowed the faid William Parks, Time, to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, and as a full Recompence, for Printing and Delivering Infpedlors Notes and Books, Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves, Printing Proclamations, and other Afts of Goverment, and all other

That the

Sum

of 230

Public Services he
Ordered, cun-ence. Ordered,

is

now

obliged to perform.

That M- Convuay do carry the faid Refolve to the Council, for their ConThat
it be an Inftrudion to the Committee of Claims, to make the Allowof Claims, purfuant to the other Refolution agreed to, by the Houfe.

ance

m the

Book

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one of Affembly. Aiid after fome Time fpent therein, M^ Speaker refumed the Chair: And M^ FrtzJmgh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs in the Bill; and had direded him to move for Leave to fit again.

Ad

Refolved,

(43)
Refolved, That this Houfe will, To-morrow, refolve whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill.
itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Saturday,

May

29, 1742.

M' Anthony Walke, a Member of this Houfe, was prefented to and read; praying an Allowance for a Negro Man, who, to avoid Punifhment for breaking open his Store, fled, and drowned himfelf. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the
Petition of

the Houfe,

fame, with their Opinioi;i thereupon, to the Houfe.


M"^ Beverly,

from the Committee

of Claims, reported.

That the Committee had had


:

under their Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at
the Table.
Ordered,

That the

faid

Report do

lie

on the Table.

Bill, to pull down the Bridge built a-crofs Pamunky River, at Newcastle-Town, purfuant to the A(5t of Affembly, made in the Year And the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. 1740.

M''AV/50M

moved for Leave to

bring in a

Refolved,

That the

faid Motion, be Rejedted.

Upon a Motion made.


making the faid Bridge more commodious: And it is referred to M'' Attorney, M' Fitzhugh, M"' Power, Beverly, and M'' Hedgman, to prepare and bring in the fame. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Alajefty's Cuftoms, into one Adl of Affembly. And after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair And M'' Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs therein; and had directed him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will, on Monday next, refolve itfelf into, a Committee the whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid Bill. of
Ordered,
in

That Leave be given to bring

Bill, for

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Monday,

May

31, 1742.

MR.
A

Harris, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for Dividing the Parifh of

Saint Martin, in the County of Hanover;


diftindl Parifhes:

And

and Eredting the fame into the fame was received, and read the first Time.

Two

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be read a fecond Time.

Upper Parifh of the County of Nanfemond; praying, That Part of the faid Parifh might be added to the Parifh of Suffolk, in the same County, was prefented to the Houfe. And the Queftion being put. That
the faid Petition be received. It paffed in the Negative.
Refolved,

Petition of fundry the Inhabitants of the

That the

faid Petition be Rejedled.

forth,

Petition of the Juftices of the Counties of Princefs-Anne and Norfolk, fetting That they were obliged to give an additional Salary of Twelve Pounds, in order to procure Inspedlors to ferve at the Warehoufes in thofe Counties; and praying. That the Houfe will reimburfe them that Money.

Alfo

(44)
forth, That a Negro Man Slave, belongPetition of /ohn Lewis, Efq; fetting for breaking open and robbing the Prifon, put into ing to him, was apprehended and and to avoid the Punifhment of the Law, Store of Meffieurs Whiting and Montague;

Mio a

he broke Prifon. and

That a Negro Man Slave, a Petition of Charles Brown, fetting forth. ran away, and burnt his Kitchen; and belonging to Two of the Petitioner's Children, Confideration of the Houfe therein. the praying and himfelf being outlawed, hanged

That

this Iloufe will

made his Efcape. and had never fince been heard make him fuch Allowance, as they fhall think fit.

of;

and praying.

And

alfo

were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Confideration of the Committee Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the and report the fame, with thereof; Matters the examine they do of Claims: And that
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Ordered,

That

M--

Eyre have Leave to be abfent from the Ser\4ce of the Houfe

'til

Monday

Se'nnight.

M^ Richard Rcindolph moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, to explain and amend Part of an Ad. intituled. An Adl Direding the Duty of Surveyors of Land; atid afcertaining And the fame for fo much as relates to iffuing Plots or Copies of Sur\^eys. their Fees
;

was

received,

and read the Ordered, That the faid

first

Time.
be read a fecond Time.

Bill

Bill,

to oblige the Juftices of the

County Courts to provide Public

Seals,

was

read the fecond Time.


Ordered,

That the faid

Bill

be committed to M' Beverly, M"" Attorney,

and

M"'

Ludwell.

A Bill, for enabling the Juftices of the County Courts to make Contracts, which may be binding upon themfelves, and their Succeffors, was read a fecond Time; and an Amendment made to the Bill, at the Table.
Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be Ingroffed.

Bill,

to explain the

Law
Bill

concerning CoUedlors and Naval Officers Fees, was read

the fecond Time.


Ordered,

That the faid

be committed to

M''

Conway,

M''

Hutchins,

M"'

Burwell,

and

M"'

McCarty.
to Order, refolved itfelf into a

Committee of the whole Houfe, Laws made. For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Adt of Affembly. And after fome Time fpent therein, M-- Speaker refumed the Chair: And M-Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs in the faid Bill; and had directed him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. To-morrow Morning, refoh-e itfelf into a Committee
to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the
of the

The Houfe, according

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid


'til

Bill.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

To-morrow Morning, Ten o'Clock.

Tuefday, Jun e

1742.

UPON
m
A

a Motion made.
Ordered,

That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be difcharged from preparing a Bill, for impowering the Veftry of the Upper Parifh A anfemond, to fell certain Lands, devifed by the Will of William Cadowgan,

deceafed. to charitable Ufes.

ceived.

ofAmte Williams, fetting forth. That her Hufband. Henry Williams. was mhfted a Soldier m this Colony, and died on the Ifland of Cuba; and praying, That this Houfe will take her Cafe into Confideration, was prefented to the Houfe, and rePetition

Ordered,

(45)
Ordered,
of Claims:

And

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

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Attorney, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for making the Bridge over Pamunky River, at Newcaftle-Town, more commodious: And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. M.' Fitzhugh, according to Order, prefented a Bill, to impower the Juftices of Elizaheth-City County, to ered; Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned: And the
their

fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. M'' Beverly, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of John Lewis, Gent, to them referred: And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame was again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, as
:

follows

That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true And that the Petitioner by the Public, for the Slave therein mentioned. be allowed 35 Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to make an AllowRefolved,
:

/.

ance in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolution. A Petition of Richard Littlepage, praying, That a Ferry

may

be appointed over

Pamunky

River, from his Landing to the oppolite Side,

now

called Taylor's Landing;

was prefented to the Hovife, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition do
M''

lie

on the Table.
Bill, for

Harrifon, according to Order, prefented a


for killing

RepeaUng the

Adl, giving a

Reward

Wolves; and

all

other Adls relating thereto:


;

And

alfo the A6t, for

leffening the

and for preventing Frauds in obtaining for killing young Wolves Wolves Heads: And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. A Petition of the Upper Inhabitants of the County of Orange, was recommended by the Governor and Council, to the Confideration of the Hotife; praying, that a duty may be laid on all Horfes drove through this Colony, from the Northward to the Southward and aKo upon all Cattle drove from the Southward to the Northward; and for other

Reward

Certificates for

Purpofes therein mentioned. 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 John Holt, praying, That the Bridge over Hog-Ifland Creek, may be kept at the Public Charge, was prefented to the Houfe. And the Queftion being put.

That the

faid Petition be received, It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the faid Petition be Rejected.

Bill, intituled.

An

Adt, for enabling the Juftices of the

Contracts,

which

may

be binding upon themfelves, and their

County Courts, to make Succeffors, was read the

third Time.

That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Beverly do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of a Bill, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Ad; of Affembly. And after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair: And M'' Fitzhugh reported. That the Committee had made a further Progrefs in the Bill; and had directed him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will. To-morrow, refolve itfelf into a Committee of the
Refolved,

whole Houfe, to confider further of the faid

Bill.

(46)

A Claim
Ordered,

of fohn Taylor, for taking

up a Runaway Negro, therein mentioned, was


to the

prefented to the Houfe,

That

it

and received. be an Inftrudion

Committee

of Claims, to allow the faid


,

Claims, in the
Ordered,

Book

of Claims.

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten o'Clock.

fFednefday, Jun e 2 , 1742.


Dri\ers paffing with Cattle through this Colony and for laying a Duty upon Horfes imported And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered. That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. M^ Fitzhngh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Propofitions and Grievances, to them referred; And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he
;
:

MR.

Fitzhtigh. according to Order, prefented

Bill,

for preventing Loffes

from

read in his Place, and aftenvards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table.
M""

the Commiffioners appointed, purfuant to an Ad; of Affembly,


of His Majefty's Reign,

Reddick reported, That the Committee appointed to enquire into the Report of made in the Twelfth Year

For the Relief of certain Perfons who were Sufferers in the Lofs of the Records of the County of Nanfemond, find, that the faid Commiffion is returned; but that there are no Depofitions taken, purfuant thereto. A Bill, for making the Bridge over Pamiinky River, at Newcaftie-Town, more commodious, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M^ Attorney, Fitzhugh, Carter, and M"^ Richard Randolph. Reddick moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, for the Relief of thofe Perfons who were Sufferers in the Lofs of the Records in the County of Nanfemond, whofe Loffes have not been already provided for And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Nelfon: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for Dividing the County of Hanover; and Ereding the Upper Part thereof into a diftind County.

Alfo to the
kept in the

Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for continuing the

Ad, For

allowing Fairs

to

be

Town

of

Fredericksburg.
intituled,

Alfo to the

Bill,

An Ad,

for deftroying

Crows and

Squirrels,

on the

Eaftern Shore.

to

And alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for enabling the Juftices of the County Courts make Contrads, which may be binding upon themfelves, and their Succeffors, with-

out any Amendments.

And
the

that they have paffed a

Bill, intituled.

Ad,

intituled, Veftries appointed:

An Ad, for explaining and amending To which they defire the Concurrence of this

Houfe.
to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to confider further of the Bill, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the Staple Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His MajeftVs Cnftoms. into one of A femb y. And after fome Time fpent therein M^ Speaker refumed the Chair: And M Frtzhngh^rom the Committee, reported. That they had gone through the Bill; but not haying Time to draw up the Report, the Committee had directed him to move for

The Houfe, according

Ad

Leave to nt again.

''''' ^"^' To-n^on-ow. refolve wholf Houfe,'7^f whole to draw up the faid Report. Upon a Motion made.

Hnf

"r?

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the

Ordered,

Ordered,
'til

That Leave be given to bring

in a Bill, to oblige the Infpedlors to

attend

the laft

Day

of Aiiguft, for this prefent Year.

And

that NP Fitzhiigh do prepare

and bring

in the fame.

An

Ingroffed Bill from the Cotincil, intituled,

An

A&,, for explaining

the Aft, intituled, Veftries appointed,


a fecond Time.
Ordered,

was read the

firft

and amending Time: And ordered to be read

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Thurfday, June

3,

1742.

Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee and Grievances, made Yefterday; And the fame was read, and agreed to, as follows Refolved, That the Propofal of Jofhua Fry, and Robert Brooke, to make an exaft Suney of this Colony, and to print and publifh a Map thereof; in which fhall
of Propofitions

THE

be laid down the Bay, the Navigable Rivers, with their Soundings, Counties, Parilhes, Towns, and Gentlemens Seats, and whatever elfe is remarkable, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That the Propofition from the County of Prince George, for Di\-iding the Parifh of Briftol, in that County, and Eredting the fame into Two diftinct Parilhes; and for obliging the Inhabitants of the Lower Parifh to repay to the Inhabitants of the Upper Parifh, a proportionable Part of the Expence for Erefting the Churches, and Purchafmg the Glebe in the Lower Parifh, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition of the Infpedlors at the Public Warehoufes at Shoccoe's, in Henrico County, for an additional Salary to be allowed them, for the Time they have attended the faid Warehoufes, fmce the General Affembly in May, 1740, longer than they were obliged to attend, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition of the Infpedlors at the Public Warehoufes at Warwick, in Henrico County, for an additional Salary to be allowed them, for the Time they have attended the faid Warehoufes, fmce the General Affembly in May, 1740, longer than they were obliged to attend, be Rejedted. Refolved, That the Proportion from the Inhabitants of Charles Parifh, in the Count}' of York, to have that Parifh enlarged, be Rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coimty of Henrico, for eftablifhing the Town of Richmond, in that County, as the fame is now laid off, or may be laid off, is
Refolved,

reafonable.

Upon Confideration of the Propofition from the County down the Town of Nanfemond; and Erecting a new Town
in that

of

Nanfemond,

for putting

at Conftance's Warehoufe,

Covmty; That fo much of the faid Propofition, as relates to putting down the Town of Nanfemond, be Rejefted. Refolved, That a Town to be erefted at Conftance's Warehoufe, will be commodious for Trade and Navigation. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions agreed to, by the Houfe. And that it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes in the Bill, for eftablifhing the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico, as the fame is now laid off, or may be laid off, for allowing Fairs to he held in the faid Town. M"' Fiizhugh, according to Order, prefented a Bill, to oblige the Infpec^ors to attend at the Warehoufes 'til the Laft Day of Auguft, in this prefent Year. And the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
Refolved,

Ordered,

(48)
Ordered,

That the That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time. be Ingroffed.

And

the fame

was read a fecond

Time

accordingly.
Bill

whom the Bill, to obhge the Juftices M' Beverley reported, That the Committee to Public Seals, was committed, had made feveral Amendof the County Courts to provide aftenvards delivered m at the Table. ments thereto: Which he read in his Place, and Amendments, be Ingroffed. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the
Leave to prefent a Bill, for preventing the Playing at cerfame was received, and read the firft Time. tain Games therein mentioned: And the Time, It paffed in the And the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be read a fecond

Ordered,

M'

Wai^mle}'

moved

for

Negative.
Refolved,

That the faid


for

Bill

be Rejeded.
Bill,

M' Burwell moved mentioned, from being


firft

Leave to prefent a
:

to

Time.'

And

And lifted in the Militia the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time, It
the

exempt certain Perfons therein fame was received, and read the

paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejeded.

M' Attorney reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill, for making the Bridge over Pavinnky River, at Newcaftle-Town, more commodious, was committed, had made feveral Amendments to the Bill Which he read in his Place, and afterguards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table: Where the fame were again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill, with the
:

Amendments, be Ingroffed, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejedled. M' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Elecftions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Depofitions taken, and returned,
purfuant to the Refolution of this Houfe, touching the fubjed; Matter of the Petition of M"^ Thomas-Wright Belfield; complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M"' Robert

Member, and M' Henry Downs, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent And had come to feveral Refolutions in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table: Where the thereupon; which he read fame were again read and thereupon Ordered, That the faid Report be re-committed. M' Carter, from the Committee of Trade, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to His Majefty, and alfo a Petition to the ParSlaughter, a Sitting

General Affembly, for the County of Orange:

many Difadvantages that His Majefty's Colony labour imder, through want of the fame Liberty to export their Tobacco diredly to Foreign Markets, that the Sugar Colonies have, of exporting their Sugars: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table.
liament of Great-Britain; complaining of the
Subje(fts in this

Ordered,

That the

faid Addrefs

and Petition do Ue on the Table


Bill,

for the Penafal of

the Members.
M-^

Nelfon moved for Leave to bring in a

to Repeal the Adl. intituled,

An

Adl.

and maintain a Bridge over Nottoway River; and permit a Bridge to be built, by Subfcription, over Pamnnky River; and to provide for the Support thereof, as to fo much thereof, as relates to the faid laft mentioned
Bridge.

to obhge the Juftices of Surry County, to repair

And

Refolved,

That the

the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. faid Motion be Rejedled.

Then M^ Hedgman moved for Leave to bring in a BiU, to obhge the Juftices of Hanmer and King William Counties, to make the faid Bridge more commodious. And the
Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Motion be Rejeded.
to Order, prefented a Bill, to prevent the Obftrudlion of the Paffage of the Fifh towards the Heads of the Rivers, by Mill-Dams ereded a-crofs the Rivers; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.

M' Fitzhugh, according

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be read a fecond Time.

M'

(49)
according to Order, prefented a Bill, to repeal a Part of the A(5l, intituled. An Adt, for Encouragement of building Water-Mills and to explain another Part of the faid Act and the fame was received, and read the firft Time.
M''

Fitzhugh

all'o,

That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That JofephGray have Leave to be abfent from the Service
Ordered,

of this

Houfe

'til

Monday

next.

The Hovife, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, draw up the Report upon the Bill, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the to Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Adt And after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair And of Affembly. M'' Fitzhugh reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, drawn up the faid Report: And had made feveral Amendments to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Report be referred 'til To-morrow.
:

Bill, intituled,

An

Adl, to oblige the Infpedtors to attend

'til

the Laft

Day

of

Atiguft, in this prefent Year,

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Fitzhugh do carr>' the faid Bill to the Council,

for their Concur-

rence.

A Bill, for appointing feveral new Ferries; and altering the Name of a former Ferry, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M"' Ruffin, M^ Ludwell, and M"" Simmons. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Petition of Richard Littlepage: And the fame was read. Ordered, That it be an Inftruftion to the Committee, to whom the Bill, for appointfeveral new Ferries; and altering the Name of a former Ferr\-, was committed, to ing receive a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing a Ferry from the Land of Richard Littlepage, over Pamunky, to the Land of Claiborn,now in the Tenure of the Reverend JDawiV/ Taylor.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Friday, June 4, 1742.


Ordered,

Eppes have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe, 'til Wednefday next. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That M'' Thomas Todd have Leave to withdraw his Petition, to veft certain entailed Lands therein metioned, in him the faid Todd, in Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands of greater Value, to the fame Ufes And that the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for the faid Purpofe, be difcharged from the fame. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Fra^uis in His Majefty's Cuftotns, into one Adl of Affembly; and the fame were read, and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments be ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' N elfon: That they have agreed to the Bill, To oblige the Infpedors to attend at the Warehoufes
M"'
:

THAT

'til

the laft

Day

of

Auguft, in

this prefent

Year.

And aKo

to the Refolve, for allowing William Parks, from this


/.

Seffion of Affembly, 230

per

Annum,

for his Salary, for all

Time 'til the next Pybhc Sendees he is now


of this Houfe,
'til

obliged to peform; without

That Wednefday next,


Ordered,

M"^

any Amendments. Cocke have Leave to be abfent from the Service

M'

(5o)
and Elections, reported, That the yV Conway from the Committee of Privileges Petition of M^ Thomas-Wright Belfield. Committee had had under their Confideration, the undue Eledion and Return of M^ Robert Slaughter, to them referred; complaining of an lately expelled this Houfe, to ferve as Burgeffes, a Sitting Member, and AP Henry Downs, the County of Orange and the Depofitions of divers in this prefent General Affembly, for taken and returned, purfuant to the Witneffes, as to the fubjecl Matter of the Petition, That it appeared to the ComReport, to a agreed Rcfolution of this Houfe; and have M- Henry Downs, M' ThomasSlaughter. mittee, from the faid Depofitions, That M^ Robert Thomas Chew, M' Zachariah Taylor, M^ William Ruffell, and M^ Wright Belfield, the Poll was opened on Friday fames Wood, ft'ood Candidates for the Eledion; and that
;

November laft, about Twelve of the Clock. That as foon as the Snow, and Timothy Terrill, and Poll was opened, John MacCoy, Honorius Powell, John Manner, and made fuch a feveral others, throng'd into the Court -houfe in a riotous to go out of the Court -houfe, obliged were Candidates Difturbance, that the Sheriff and
the Twentieth

Day

of

and the People appeas'd: And that the faid M-- Cheiv, whilft he was on the Bench, called for a Bowl of Punch, and had it brought to him; upon which the Sheriff stay'd the Poll, and faid he would not have any Punch drank on the Bench, but wou'd have a fair Eledion; to which M"' Cheiv replied, he would have Punch, and drink it, and that the Sheriff fhould not hinder him. That as foon as the Tumults were appeas'd, the Candidates and Sheriff retum'd into the Court-houfe, and proceeded in taking the Poll: M'' Jonathan Gibfon, and John Newport, the Under-Sheriff, at their Defire and Permiffion, ftanding at each of the Court-houfe Doors, with drawn Swords acrofs the Doors, in order to let the Voters pafs in and out quietly and regularly in their That after the Under-Sheriff was placed at the Door, one M"" John Riicker Polling. came to the Door, and demanded Entrance, which he had; and then the faid Rucker threw the Under-Sheriff and another Perfon headlong out of the Doors and when the
'til

the Houfe

was

clear'd,

55

Under-Sheriff recovered his Poft, the faid Rucker infifted to clear the Doors, fo that

everyone might have free Entrance, and feized the Under-Sheriff's Sword with both his

Hands, endeavouring to break it, which the Under-Sherift" prevented, by drawing it through his Hands. That then one John Burk came to the faid Riicker's Affiftance, and laid violent Hold on the Under-Sheriff, who was refcued by the By-ftanders. That towards Night, M^ Gibfon quitted his Poft at the Door, and immediately the People
throng'd into the Court-houfe in a drunken riotous Manner, one of
the Clerk's Table, and dancing
to adjourn the Poll

among

the Papers, fo that the Sheriff


:

them jumping upon was unable to clear

the Bar, or the Clerks to take the Poll


'til

defired the Sheriff Eight of the Clock the next morning which he refuf 'd to do, unlefs the Candidates would give him Bond to indemnify him, faying, that by Law he was oblig'd to compleat the Election on the Day appointed, or to return the two foremoft Candidates as Burgeffes; and feveral of the Candidates agreeing to give fuch Bond, the
;

Whereupon the Candidates

Under-sheriff, by Direction of the High-Sheriff, adjourned the Poll 'til Eight of the Clock next Morning; and thereupon a great many of the Freeholders who had not voted, returned home and M^ Chew and M^ Belfield went to M- Belfield's Houfe, near the Court;

M^ Rnffell to fee Juftice done them in their Abfence. That when the had prepared a Bond ready for the Candidates figning, M^ Riiffell carried it to M^ Belfield's, and offered it to M' Chew and M' Belfield to execute, who refufed, faying the Poll was adjoum'd, and their Friends gone home. That when the faid Ruffell returned to the Court-houfe, and the Sheriff underftood that the Candidates would not fign the Bond, he caufed Candles to be lighted about Eight of the Clock at Night, and opened the Poll; and thereupon M' Ruffell, with feveral of the Freeholders, went into the Court-houfe, defiring the Sheriff to clear the Bar, and fuffer thofe Freeholders to be polled; which he refufed, and immediately proclaimed M^ Slaughter and M^ Downs duly elected, to ferve as Burgeffes for Orange County; notwithftanding M^ Ruffell, m Behalt ot himfelf and M^ Belfield, forbid him fo to do. And that a great many of the Freeholders returned the next Morning according to the Adjournment, in order to
houfe, defiring
Sheriff

give

give their Votes,


faid

and were difappointed. It alfo appeared to the Committee, that the did, before and during the Time of the Eledlion, give feveral large Rucker John Bowls of Punch amongft the People, crying out for thofe Perfons who intended to vote for M"' Slaughter, to come and drink of his Punch and that the faid Rucker ftood at the
;

Court -houfe, and kept out thofe Perfons who were M'' Belfield's Friends and after the Eledion was over, confeffed he had won feveral Piftoles, upon M'' Slaughter's being Wherefore, upon the whole Matter, they had come to feveral elec^ted the firft Burgefs. Refolutions, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table.
;

Ordered, Ordered,

That the faid Report do


'til

lie

on the Table.
o'Clock.

That the Houfe be adjourned

To-morrow Morning, Ten

Saturday, June

5,

1742.

from the Committee of Public Claims, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, feveral Petitions to them referred And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of Charles Brown, in Behalf of Two of the Petitioner's Children, John and Mary Brown, for a Negro Man, of the faid Children's, who burnt the Petitioner's Kitchen; and to avoid the Punifhment of the Law, ran away, and was outlawed, and then hanged himfelf are true And that the faid John and Mary ought to be allowed 30 Pounds for the faid Slave, by the Public: And that the ]\Ioney be applied towards the Purchafmg of another vSlave, for the fame Ufes. On Confideration of the Petition of the Juftices of Norfolk and Prince fs- Anne, to be reimburfed the Sum of 24 Pounds, which they paid to the Infpedlors in the faid Counties, more than their ufual Salary fettled by Law Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition, are true And that they ought to be reimburfed the faid Charge of 24 Pounds, by the Public. On Confideration of the Petition of Anthony Walke, Gent, the Committee ha\-ing reported, That it does not appear to them, that the Negro Man, Av2os, therein named, was confederate with the other Negro Devonfhire, therein alfo named, in the Felony for which the faid Devonfhire was convidted, and executed: And that the Petitioner only endeavoured to apprehend, whip, and examine him, about Two Pair of Virginia Shoes; telling the faid Amos, if he could prove he had been Confederate with the faid Devonfhire, he would profecute him for it Upon which the faid Amos broke away from his Ovei-feer, and drowned himfelf: Refolved, That the faid Petition be Rejedted. Ordered, That it be an Inftruclion to the Committee of Claims, to make the feveral

MR.

Beverley,

Allowances agreed to, by the Houfe, in the Book of Claims. A Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Aft of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration; and alfo fubfcribed the Teft: was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.
M"' Contvay, from the Committee of Privileges and Elecftions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of Edward Booker, and others, Freeholders of the County of Amelia, to them referred; complaining of a corrupt Agreement between M"" Jofeph Scott, a Sitting Member, and M'' Richard Jones, in compounding a Difpute between them, upon a Petition referred to the Committee; complaining of an undue Election and Return of the faid M"' Scott, to ferve as a Burgefs, in this prefent General Affembly, for the faid County: And had fully heard as well the faid Edward

Booker,

; :

(52)
and examined divers Witneffes, upon the Booker as the faid M^ Scott, and M^ Jones; appeared to the Committee, That the Saturday Matter' of the Complaint: Whereupon it into the Rights of the Freeholders who voted before the Day appointed, for examining went to the Clerk's Office, to inform himat the Eledion, M^ Scott, the Sitting Member, after he had been there fome Time, M' And the fame: felf from the Records, concerning And after fearching the Records, he delivered Jones alfo came for the fame Purpofe. Scott's Pole, to M-- ScoU; and a Difcourfe a Lift of the Freeholders objedled to, in M' M' Scott asked M^ Jones, why he Controverfy, their arifmg between them, concerning it a Crofs and Pile Chance. calling Charge, run them to fuch an Expence and

would That the fame Day, at a Mufter at the Court-houfe, M-- Scott offer'd M-" Jones, if he would drop his Pretenfions to the Election, to pay him the Expences he had been at about it To which M^ Jones did not then agree but that they afterwards agreed, that whichever fhould pay the other his of them fhould be found to have the Right of the Eledlion, Charges: And that thereupon, M^ Jones did write the Letter to the Sheriff, already That the Expences reported to this Houfe; and did nor further profecute his Petition. Three were Pounds and NineM'' Jones, computed and agreed to be paid by M"' Scott, to teen Shillings, as they had both confefs'd but the Rights of the Freeholders who voted at the Eledion, not being examined into, purfuant to the Refolution of this Houfe, it cannot appear to the Committee, whether the faid M'' Scott, or M'' Jones ought to reprefent the faid County Wherefore, upon the whole Matter, they had come to a Refolution which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame was again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, with fome Amendments, as follows Refolved, That the faid M' Scott, and M' Richard Jones, are each of them guilty of an Infringement of the Liberties of the People a Mifdemeanour and Breach of the Privileges of this Houfe And that therefore the Election of the faid M'' Scott, be made void. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for Elecfling a new Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Amelia, in the Room of M"" Jofeph Scott: And that M' Booker do wait on the Governor,
;

with the faid Addrefs.


fetting forth, That he hath attended the Committee and Eledion, according to the Order of this Houfe: And that he acknowledges his Fault, and is truly forry for what he has done; and praying to be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. And the Queftion
of Privileges

A Petition of M^ Richard Jones,

being put thereupon, It paffed in the Affirmative.

That M' Richard Jones be difcharged out of Cuftody, upon paying Fees. That John Collet, being appointed Door-keeper to the Council, be difcharged from giving his Attendance, as Door-keeper to this Houfe.
Ordered,
Ordered,

Petition of William Ford, praying to be appointed Door-keeper, in the

Room

John Collet, now appointed Door-keeper to the Council, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. And the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Petition be Rejedled.
Dividing the Parifh of Saint Martin, in the County of Hanover; and EreAing the fame into Two diftind Parifhes, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M' Harris, and M-- Chifwell.
Bill, for

Bill, for

the Relief of thofe Perfons


of

of the

County

who were Sufferers in the Lofs of the Records Nanfemond, whofe Cafes have not yet been provided for, was read the

lecond Time.

Affirmative.

That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. Thomas Broadrib, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying to be appomted Door-keeper in this Houfe, in the Room of John Collet, now appointed Door-keeper to the Council. And the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the
Ordered,

Petition of

Room

Ordered That Thomas Broadrib be appointed Door-keeper to this Houfe, in the of John Collet: And that he attend accordingly.

The

::

(53)
The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, made Yefterday. And the fame was read, and with an Amendment, was agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That M"' Robert Slaughter, the Sitting Member, is not duly eledted and
returned a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the Cotmty of Orange. Refolved, That M"' Richard Winflow, Sheriff of the County of Orange, John Rucker,

John Burk, John MacCoy, Honorius Powell, John Snow, and Timothy Terrill, are guilty of great Mifdemeanours, and Breaches of the Privileges of this Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Richard Winflow, John Rucker, John Burk, John MacCoy, Honorius Powell, John Snow, and Timothy Terrill, be fent for, in Cviftody of the Serjeant at Arms. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for Electing new Burgeffes, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the Cotmty of Orange, in the Room of M"' Henry Downs, expelled this Houfe, and M'' Robert SlaughAnd that M'' Beverley do wait ter, who is not duly ele(5led, to fer\'e for the faid County. on the Governor, with the faid Addrefs.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Monday, June

7,

1742.

MR.

Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported, That


the Committee had had tmder their Confideration, the Return of the Writ,

for Ele(5ling a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the

County of Accomack: And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame was again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Return of the faid Writ is made, in the Form prefcribed by Law. M"" Conway reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for explaining the Law, concerning Colledlors and Naval Officers Fees, was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the
:

Table.
Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table. preventing the building of Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Fredericksburg, and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; and to ref train Hogs from going at large in the Town of Fredericksburg, and Urbanna, was read the fecond Time;

Ordered,

That the faid

Bill, for

and a Blank
Ordered,

filled

up,

and an Amendment made to the


faid Bill be Ingroffed.

Bill,

at the Table.

That the

M"' Fitzhiigh,

according to Order, prefented a

Bill, for

Eredting a

Town

at Bray's

Church, in the County of King George.


Alfo a
femond.
Bill, for Ere(5ling

Town

at Conftance's Warehoufe, in the

County

of

Nan-

Alfo a

Bill, for

Dividing the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George and

Two diftindl Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned; fame the were received, and feverally read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bills be read a fecond Time. M"" Carter, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for afcertaining the Meafure and Gauge of all Pipe, Hogfhead, and Barrel Staves and Headings, and Shingles And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. M"' Harris reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for Dividing the Parifh of Saint Martin, in the County of Hanover, and Eredling the fame into Two diftind;
Eredling the fame into

And

Parifhes,

(54)
Parifhes

and aftenvards to, by the Houfe. be Ingrolled. Ordered That the Bill, with the Amendment, the Amendments to the Bill, for The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of Pork and Beef packed in this Colony, or iminfpeaing weighing, and ftamping, all here, or fhipped for Exportation: And to ported for Sale, before the fame fhall be fold Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, amend the Ad, intituled. An Adl, For afcertaining the agreed to, by the Houfe. Tar and Pitch: And the fame were read, and be Ingroffed. Amendments, Ordered. That the faid Bill, with the

thereto Which he read in his Place, was committed, had made an Amendment fame was agam read, and agreed delivered in at the Table: Where the
:

The Houfe

alfo

proceeded to the Confideration of the


intituled.

Amendments

to the Bill,

for continuing the

Ad,

An Ad. For

laying a

Duty upon Liquors: And the

agreed to, by the Houfe. fame were read; and Part thereof, with fome Amendments, Ingroffed. be Amendments, Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Ingroffed Bill, from the Council, for explaining and amending the Ad, intituled,

An

Veftries appointed,
faid Bill be

was read the fecond Time.


It

And
Bill

the Queftion being put. That the


It

committed.

paffed in the Negative.


put.

Then the Queftion was


Negative.
Refolved,

That the faid

be read a third Time,

paffed in the

Rejeded. A Bill, for explaining and amending the Laws, direding Security to be taken, upon the granting Certificates for obtaining Letters of Adminiftration of Inteftates Eftates, was read the fecond Time, .-^nd the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed.

That the

faid Bill be

It

paffed in the Negative.

Then the Queftion was put. That the faid


Refolved,

Bill

be Ingroffed, It paffed in the Negative.

That the faid Bill be Rejeded. A Meffage from the Council, by M"' N elfon That they have made an Amendment to the Bill, for Dividing the County of King and Queen and adding the Upper Part thereof to the County of Caroline To which
; :

they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.

A
to

Bill to

allow Perfons, not concerned in


;

making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and

Officers Fees in

Money and to oblige Seafaring Men, being Houfe-keepers in this Colony, pay Levies, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M"^ Attorney, M' Boufh, and M' Elligood. A Bill, to impower the Juftices of Elizabeth-City County, to ered Potmds and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. Ordered, That the Houfe be adjourned 'til To-morrow Morning, Ten o'Clock.
;

Tuefday, June
Ordered,

8,

1742.

THATA
currence.

M' Crajord have Leave to go Home,


Bill, intituled,

for the

Recovery

of his Health.

An Ad,

for providing Public Seals for the feveral

County

Courts of this Colony, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Fitzhugh do carry the faid Bill up to the Council, for their Con-

A Bill, intituled, An Ad, for the Relief of thofe Perfons who were Sufferers in the Lofs of the Records of the County of Nanfemond, whofe Cafes are not already provided for, was read the third Time.
Refolved,

That the

faid Bill

do

pafs.

Ordered,

(55)
Ordered, That M"" Reddick do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of And the fame was read; and Part thereof agreed Claims, made on Saturday Se'nnight to, by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows: Refolved, That the Juftices of the County of Spotfylvania, be allowed 12 /. a Year,
:

additional Rent, from the loth


for building

Day

of

November, 1740, to the loth of November, 1742,

Two new Warehoufes

at Fredericksburg Infpedtion.

That the Petition of James Reid, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Urbanna, for an additional Rent for the faid Warehoufes, be Rejedled; he being already allowed 13 /. a Year; which is a Rent fufficient. Refolved, That the Petition of the Juftices of I fie of Wight County, to pay them for Three old Warehoufes at Wainurighfs, which were burnt, be Rejedted; they having already received for Rent, ahnoft double the Sum which the faid Warehoufes coft. Refolved, That the Juftices of the County of Effex be allowed 3 /. additional Rent
Refolved,
for one Year,

from the loth

of November,

741, to the loth of November, 1742, for build-

ing a

new Warehoufe

at Jones's Infpetftion, at Pifcataway.


;

Refolved,

That Henry Fitzhugh, Efq

Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Boyd's

Hole, in Stafford County, be allowed the additional


of November, 1736, to the loth of Noi'ember, 1742;

November, 1741, to the loth of November, 1742, Two new Warehoufes, at that Place.
Refolved,

Rent of 50 5. a Year, from the loth and of 50 s. a year, from the loth of to reimburfe him the Charge of building
18
/.

That the

Juftices of Effex

County be allowed

to reimburfe

them

the Charge of building a

new Warehoufe

at Bowler's Infpecftion, in the

Room

of

one that

was burnt down. Refolved, That the Petition of William Cole, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at S'diinherd's, for an additional Rent, for repairing a Warehoufe at that Infpection, by Order of Charles-City County Court, be Rejected. And to the Refolution of the Committee, on Confideration of the Petition of John Mundell, Keeper of the Public Goal, to be allowed for feveral Houfes ftanding on the Prifon Lots, claimed by the Widow of John Carter, late Goaler; and for the Charge of inclofmg the Garden belonging to the faid Prifon; that the faid Petition be Rejecl;ed. And aho to another Refolution of the faid Committee, on Confideration of the Petition of Mary Gilmer, Widow That the Allegations of the faid Petition, are true but that fhe is not entitled to any allowance, by Law, William Gilmer, her deceafed Hufband, dying on his Paffage to Jamaica. The Houfe difagreed. be allowed to the Widow of John Carter, deceafed, Refolved, That the Sum of 18 for the Expence he was at, in building the faid Houfes: And that the Garden of the Prifon be paled in, and paid for, out of the Public Money. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee of Claims, to make an Allowance,
: ;

/.

purfuant to the faid Refolution: Alfo to allow the Sum of 10 /. to Mary Gilmer: And alfo to make the feveral Allowances agreed to, by the Houfe, in the Book of Claims.
M'' Beverley,

from the Committee

of Claims, reported,

That the Committee had had


:

under their Confideration, the Petition of Anne Williams, Widow, to them referred And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and aften\^ards delivered in at the Table Where the fame was again read, and agreed to. by the Houfe, as fol:

lows

That the Allegations of the faid Petition, are true: And that the faid Petitioner ought to be allowed 10 /. her deceafed Hufband dying at Cuba. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee of Claims, to make the faid
Refolved,

Allowance in the Book of Claims.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

ff^ednefday.

(56)

IVednefday, June 9, 1742.

A
rence.
'til

Bill

intituled,

An

and Time. of Affembly, was read the third do pafs. Bill Refolved, That the faid Bill to the Council, for their ConcurOrdered That M' Randolph do can^^ the faid
pf' Tobacco;

Aft, for reducing the for preventing Frauds in

Laws made. For amending the Staple His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Aft

Ordered,

That M^ Wormley have Leave to be abfent from the

Serx'ice of this

Houfe,

Tuefday next.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten o'Clock.

Thurfday, June 10, 1742.

THE
M'
under

Treafurer laid his Accounts before the Houfe; and the Title thereof
Ordered,

was

read.

That the

faid

Accounts do

lie

on the Table, for the Perufal of the

Carter,

Members. from the Committee

of Trade, reported.

That the Committee had had

of this Colony with the And had come to a RefoPlantations: American Weft-Indies, and other His Majefty's lution thereupon which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table. M"^ Ruffin reported, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for appointing feveral new Ferries; and altering the Name of a former Ferr\', was committed, had made feveral
their Confideration, the prefent State of the
;

Commerce

Amendments

thereto:

Which he read

in his Place,

and afterwards delivered the

Bill,

with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do

lie on the Table. M' Fitzhugh, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of the Inhabitants of that Part of Orange County, called Augufta, to them referred; praying. That a Tax of 2 5. per Annum may be laid on every tithable Perfon in that Part of the faid County of Orange, called Augufta: And that a Duty may be impofed on all Horfes and Cattle, drove thro' the faid Inhabitants, from the Northern or Southern Provinces: And a Penalty of 5 /. for ever\- Offence, may be inflifted on Perfons killing Deer, out of Seafon; and the Offenders be bound to their good Behavior. And that the Captains of the MiUtia, at every

General Mufter, in Septetnher, Yearly,

pay the fame to

may receive the faid Tax, Duty, and Fines; and James Patton, John Chriftian, and John Buchanan, or fome other Perfons, who may be impowered to lay out the Money arifmg therefrom, in hiring Perfons to kill and deftroy the Wolves among the faid Inhabitants; and in relieving their Poor, clearing Roads, and building Bridges: And that the faid James Patten, John Chriftian, and John Buchanan, may perform the fame, without Fee or Reward; and
Col.

may

account for the Money arifmg, as aforefaid, before the Captains of the Militia. And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards
delivered in at the Table.
Ordered,

That the

faid

Report do

Petition of Richard Winflow, Sheriff of the

he had furrendered himfelf, in of this Houfe: .\nd that he being now truly fenfible of his Offences, is heartily forr>' for the fame; and is ready to fubmit to what this Houfe fhall pleafe to order; was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
Ordered,

on the Table. County of Orange; fetting forth, That Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, purfuant to an Order
lie

(57)
That the faid Richard Win-flow be brought to the Bar of the Hoiife; that he receive a Reprimand from the Chair and that he then be difcharged out of Cuftody,
Ordered,
;

paying Fees. Accordingly he was brought to the Bar; and M'' Speaker fpoke, as follows: M'' Richard Winflow, This Houfe have Refolved, That you have been guilty of a great Mifdetneanour and Breach of the Privilege of this Houfe, in obftruding the Orange Eledion But in Confideration af your Confeffion and Submiffion, they have been fo favourable to
,

you, as

to

command me

only

to

And

am
Bill,

further to acquaint you,

Reprimaytd you; and I do reprimand you accordingly: That it is their Pleafure, that you be difcharged out of

Cuftody, paying Fees.

from Drivers pafling with Cattle thro' this Colony; and for laying a Duty upon Horfes imported; was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M'^ Harrifon, M'' Beverley, and M"" Reddick. M'' Waller, according to Order, prefented a Bill, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, in the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have purchafed under them. And the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. A Bill, to Repeal a Part of the Ac5t, intituled. An Adl for Encouragement of building Water-Mills And to explain another Part of the faid Adl, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, to prevent the Obftruction of the Paffage of Fifh towards the Heads of the Rivers, by Mill-Dams erected a-crofs the Rivers, was read the fecond Time. And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed. It paffed in the Negative. Then the Queftion was put. That the faid Bill be Ingroffed, It paffed in the Negati\-e. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejedted. A Bill, for Dividing the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George, and Erecting the fame into Two diftincl Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M'' Bland, and M'' Eppes. And that it be an Inftruclion to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, to obhge the Parifh of Dale to fell the Glebe formerly belonging to Briftol Parifh; and which, upon the Divifion of the faid Parifh, fell into Dale Parifh; and to pay Briftol Parifh their proportionable Part of the Value of the faid Glebe. A Bill, for Erecting a Town at Bray's Church, in the County of King George, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M"" McCarty, M"" Carter, and M'' Turner. A Bill, for Explaining the Charter granted to the City of Williamfburg, and for Enlarging the Jurifdiclion of the Court of Huftings, within the faid City, was read the fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M'' Harmer, M"" Attorney, M"' Fitzhugh, M' Nelfon, M'' Harrifon, and M'' Power. A Bill, for Repealing the Act, giving a Reward for killing Wolves; and Repealing
to prevent Loffes
:

all

other Acts relating thereto:

And

alfo the Adt, for leffening the

Reward

for killing

young Wolves; and for preventing Frauds in obtaining Certificates for Wolves Heads, was read the fecond Time. And the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be Ingroffed,
It

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

BiU be Rejedted. A Bill, for building a Bridge over the River Rappidanne, at Germanna, by Subfcription; and to provide for the Support thereof; was read the fecond Time. And the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be Ingroffed, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejedted. A Motion was made, That the Houfe be adjourned. And the Queftion being put
faid

That the

thereupon. It paffed in the Negative.

(58)
and amend Part of an Adl, intituled, An Adl, directing the Duty fo much as relates to if f uing Plots of Surveyors of Land and afcertaining their Fees for or Copies of Suneys, was read the fecond Time. Waller, and Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M-" Richard Randolph,

Bill,

to explain
;

M''

Reddick.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Friday, June ii, 1742.

Ordered,

THAT

M""

Booker ha\-e Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe,

'til

Thurf-

day next.
M'' Beverley,

from the Committee of Public Claims, reported. That the Committee had examined and confidered all the Public Claims, which had been And had agreed upon a Report, which he had entered in laid before them this Seffion a Book; and he delivered the Book in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table, for the Perufal of the Members. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That the Treafurer's Accounts be referred to the Confideration of M'' Carter, Harrifon, M"" Richard Randolph, M"" Nelfon, and M"" Braxton: And that they do examine the feveral Articles of the faid Accounts; and report the Ballance, as it fhall
:

appear to them, to the Houfe.


Ordered,

That the Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances be difcharged from

proceeding any further on any Petitions, relating to Infpedtors Salaries, and the Rents of the Warehoufes.
M''

Fitzhngh, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for Eftablifhing the

Richmond, in the County of Henrico; and allowing Fairs to be kept therein: fame was received, and read the firft Time.
Ordered,

Town of And the

That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment propofed by the Council, to the Bill, for Dividing the County of King and Queen; and adding the Upper Part thereof to the County of Caroline And the fame was read, and agreed to, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, That this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendment, by them propofed to the faid Bill, with fome Amendments And that M"" Braxton do go up with the faid Meffage. The Houfe alfo proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, for appointing feveral new Ferries; and altering the Name of a former Feny: And the fame were twice read; and Part thereof, with fome Amendments, agreed to, by the
: :

Houfe.
Ordered,

of Nanfemond, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M-- Reddick, and M-- Baker. A Motion was made. That the Houfe immediately proceed to the Confideration of the Addrefs to His Majefty, and Petition to the Parliament Whereupon a Debate arofe and the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That this Houfe will take into Confideration the faid Addi-efs and Petition
:

Bill, for

That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. Ereding a Town at Conftance's Warehoufe, in the County

on Tuefday next.
Ordered.

(59)
Ordered,

That there be a

Call of the Houfe,

on Tuefday next.

A
Staves,

Bill,

for afcertaining the Meafure and

and Headings, and

Shingles,

Gauge of all Pipe, Hogfhead, and Barrel was read the fecond Time; and a Blank filled up,

and Two Amendments made to the Bill. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, in the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have purchafed under them, was
read the fecond Time.
Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made Yefterday: And the fame was read, and agreed to, by the Hotife, as follows Refolved, That the Part of the faid Petition, which prays for a Tax of Two Shillings to be raifed, colledted, and applied, according to the Petition, is reafonable. Refolved, That the other Parts of the faid Petition, for laying a Duty upon Horfes and Cattle; and a Penalty on Perfons killing Deer at unfeafonable Times, be Rejected. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution agreed to, by the Houfe. A Bill, intituled, An A(5l, for infpedling, weighing, and ftamping, all Pork and Beef packed in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame fhall be fold here, or fhipped And to amend the Adl, intituled. An A(5l, For afcertaining the Gauge for Exportation Pork, Barrels Beef, Tar, and Pitch, was read the third Time, and the Blanks for of
:

filled

up.

Refolved,

Ordered,
rence.

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M"" Carter do carry the That
M""

faid Bill

up

to the Council, for their Concur-

Ordered,
'til

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


to Repeal a Part of the Act, for

Monday

next.
intituled.
;

A Bill,
Water-Mills

An A(5t,

Encouragement

of building

and to Explain another Part of the faid Adt, was read the third Time. And That the faid Bill do pafs, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejected. A Bill, intituled. An Adt, for Dividing the Parifh of Saint Martin, in the County of Hanover, and Eredting the fame into Two diftindt Parifhes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Harris do carry the faid Bill up to the Council, for their Concurthe Queftion being put,
rence.

Bill, intituled,

An

Adl, for continuing

and amending the

Adt, intituled.

An

Adt,

For laying a Duty upon Liquors, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs.
Ordered,
rence.

That

M''

Attorney do carry the faid Bill up to the Council, for their Concur-

A
Town

Bill, intituled,

An

Adt, for preventing the building of

Wooded Chimnies

in the

of Fredericksburg,

reftrain

and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; and to Hogs from going at large in the Towns of Fredericksburg, and Urbanna, was
That the faid Bill do pafs. That M'' Waller do carry the
reported.

read the third Time.


Refolved,

Ordered,
rence.

faid Bill

up to the Council,

for their

Concur-

That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for explaining the Charter granted to the City of William fbtirg; and for enlarging the Jurifdidlion of the Court of Huftings, within the faid City, was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table: Where the fame were again read, and agreed to, by the Houfe.
M'^

Harmer

Ordered,

(6o)
with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. the Adl. to encourage SettleWall mo\-ed for Lea%-e to prefent a Bill, to make And the fame was extenfive: more ments on the Southern Boundar>' of this Colony, received, and read the firft Time. Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Morning, Ten o'Clock. To-morrow 'til That the Houfe be adjourned
Ordered,

That the

faid Bill,

Ordered

Saturday, June 12, 1742.


Ordered,

THAT
to
their life.

M' Sweney have Leave to be abfent from the Service

of this Houfe,

'til

Tuef-

day next.

M'

Fitzhiigh, according to Order, prefented


;

Bill,

for laying a

Inhabitants of Angus fta


Alfo a
to
eredl.

County and appropriating the

Tax on the Money arifmg thereby,

Bill, for

new

obliging the Veftry of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the County of Surry, Church, convenient for the lower Inhabitants of the faid Parifh And the
:

fame were

received,

and

feverally read the

That the faid Bills A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Staunton: That they have made feveral Amendents to the Bill, for reducing the Laws made, For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms,
Ordered, into one A<5t of Affembly.

Time. be read a fecond Time.


firft

Alfo to the
of her Lands,
Greenhill,

Bill, intituled. An Adl. to enable Frances Greenhill to fell and difpofe and other Eftate. by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned: To

which they

defire the

Concurrence of this Houfe.


Bill, intituled,

And

that they have agreed to the

An

A(5l,

to veft certain entailed

Lands, Parcel of a greater Traft therein mentioned, in George Braxton, the Younger, in

Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, without any Amendment. And that they have agreed to the Amendments by this Houfe propofed. to the Amendments by them made, to the Bill, for Dividing the County of King and Queen; and adding the Upper Part thereof to the County of Caroline. The Houfe proceeded to take into their Confideration, the Book of Claims: And Part thereof was read, and agreed to, by the Houfe, with fome Amendments.
Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Book, be adjourned 'til Monday next. A Meffage from the Council, by M' Staunton: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An A(5t, for preventing the building Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Fredericksburg, and pulling down fuch as are already
built therein
;

and to

reftrain

Hogs from going

at large in the

Towns

of Fredericksburg,

and Urbanna.
Alfo to the
Bill, intituled.

in the Lofs of the

An Adt, for the Relief of thofe Perfons who were Sufferers Records of the County of Nanfemond, whofe Cafes have not already
County of Hanany Amendments.

been provided

for.

And
over;

alfo to the Bill, for Dividing the Parifh of Saint Martin, in the

and Eredling the fame

into

Two

diftind Parifhes; without

And
tinuing

that they have

made fome Amendments


Adl, intituled,

to the Bill, intituled,

and amending the

An

Aft,

An Ad; for conFor laying a Duty upon Liquors: To

which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Council, to the Bill, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the Staple of Tobacco;

and

(6i)
and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Adl of Affembly And the fame were read, and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to fome of the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill; and disagreed to others: And that they defire they will pafs the faid Bill, with the Amendments agreed to. And that M'' Randolph do go up with the faid Meffage. M"' Reddick reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for Erecting a Town at Conftance's Warehoufe, in the County of Nanfemond, was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again twice read; and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe, and fe\ eral Blanks in the Bill filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. Ordered, That M'' Kennon have Leave to be abfent from the Sendee of the Houfe, 'til Wcdnefday next. M'' Randolph reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, to explain and amend Part of an Adl, intituled, An Ac^, direcfting the Duty of Surveyors of Land; and afcer: :

taining their Fees; for fo

much

as relates to iffuing Plots or Copies of their Surveys,

was committed; had made feveral Amendments thereto: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Staunton: That the}' recede from the Amendments by them made to the Bill, intituled. An Act, for reducing the Laws made. For amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Act of Affembly; which were difagreed to, by this Houfe; and have paffed the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to.
:

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Monday, June

14,

1742.
whom
the
Bill, for

MR.

Bland reported. That the Committee, to


into

Dividing the

Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George,

Two

diftinct Parifhes

and Eredting the fame and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was com:

thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table. M"' Harrifon reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for preventing Lof fes from Drivers paf fing with Cattle through this Colony and for laying a Duty upon Horfes imported, was committed; had made feveral Amendments thereto: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the mitted,
feveral
;

had made

Amendments

Table.

That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Council, to the Bill, to enable Frances Greenhill to fell and difpofe of her Lands, and other Eftate, by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph Greenhill, fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned: And the fame were twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Attorney do acquaint the Council, That the Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments, by them made, to the faid Bill. M'' Attorney reported, That the Committee, to whom the Bill, to allow Perfons, not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies, and Officers Fees, in money; and to oblige Seafaring Men, being Houfekeepers in this Colony, to pay Levies, was committed
Ordered,

(62)
committed; had made
fe\'eral

Amendments

thereto:

Which he read
in at the Table.

in his Place,

and

Amendments, afterwards 'dcli^ered the Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table. the with Bill, faid Ordered, That the of the Book of Claims: And the other Confideration The Houfe refum'd the further thereto: And the Allowances of made Part thereof was read, and an Amendment was agreed to, by the Houfe. the feveral Officers being added, the Book was Council, for their Concurrence. Ordered, That M-- Beverley do carry the Book to the

And

that he do wait on the Governor, and defire his Affent. A Meffage from the Council, by M"" Staunton:

That they have made fe\eral Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An A(5t, for inthis Colony, or imported fpedling, weighing, and ftamping, all Pork and Beef, packed in Exportation And to amend the for for Sale, before the fame be fold here, or shipped Ad, intituled. An Ad, For afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch: To which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. A Bill, intituled, An Adl, for Explaining the Charter granted to the City of Willuunf:

burg;

and

for Enlarging the Jurifdidion of the

Court of Fluftings. within the faid City.

was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Attorney do cany the
rence.

faid Bill to the Council, for their

Concur-

M' Fitzhugh mo\ed for Leave to prefent a Bill, for paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. And alfo a Bill, for Repealing Part of an Aft, intituled. An Act, to prevent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and to regulate Attomies pracftifmg in the County Courts: And the fame were received, and feverally read the first Time. Ordered, That the faid Bills be read a fecond Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment propofed bv the Council, to the Bill, intituled, An Act, for continuing and amending the Act, intituled. An Adl, For laying a Duty upon Liquors And the fame was twice read, and difagreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them. That this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendment by them propofed to the faid Bill: And that they defire they will pafs the Bill, without the amendment. And that M-^ Attorney do go up
:

with the faid Meffage.

An Act, for continuing the Adt, intituled. An Act, For laying an Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers; and for encouraging Perfons to inlift in His Majefty's Service; and for- preventing Defertion; as to fo much thereof, as relates to the faid additional Duty, was read the Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill
Bill, intituled.

additional

filled

up.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M' Attorney do carry the

faid Bill

up to the Council,

for their

Con-

cuiTence.

A Name

intituled. An Adl, for appointing feveral new Ferries, and altering the a former Ferry; and for other Puipofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time.
Bill,

of

Refolved,

That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Fitzhugh do carry the

faid Bill to the Council, for their ConcuiTence.

Bill,

mtituled.

An

Adl, for afcertaining the

fhead. Barrel Staves, Headings,

and

Shingles,

Meafure and Gauge of all Pipe, Hogwas read the Third Time And the

Queftion being put. That the faid Bill do pafs. It paffed in the Negative Refolved, That the faid Bill be Rejedled. A Meffage from the Council, by M-- Staunton:

That they do infift upon their Amendment to the Bill, t.numg and amending the Adl, intituled. An Adl, For laying

intituled.

An

Adl, for con-

Duty upon Liquors.

(63)

Bill, intituled,

An

A6t, to explain

directing the

Duty

of Surveyors of

as relates to iffuing Plots or Copies of

and amend Part of an A(5t, intituled. An AcT;, Land: and afcertaining their Fees; for fo much, Sun.-eys, was read the third Time.
Bill to the Coimcil, for their

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M"' Richard Randolph do carry the faid

Concurrence.

A
County

Bill, intituled.

An

Act, for erecting a

Town

at Conftance's Warehoufe, in the

Nanfemond, was read the third Time. That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Reddick do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled, An Act, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, in the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have Purchafed under them, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Waller do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.
of

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

til

To-morrow Morning, Ten o 'Clock.

Tuefday, June 15, 1742.


Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, to allow making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies, and Officers Fees, in ?>Ioney; and to oblige Seafaring Men, being Houfekeepers in this Colony, to pay Levies And the fame were read, and Part thereof agreed to, by the Houfe; and an Amendment made to the Title, and another to the Body of the Bill, at the Table: and the Blanks filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Staunton: That they have agreed to the Book of Claims, without any Amendment. The Houfe being, according to Order, called over, proceeded to the Confideration of the Addrefs to His Majefty, and Petition to the Parliament: And the fame were And after a Debate, the Queftion being put. That the faid Addrefs and feverallv read.
Perfons, not concerned in
:

THE

Petition be agreed to. It paffed in the Negative.

That the faid Addrefs and Petition be Rejected. A Meffage from the Council, by M"' Staunton: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Act, for Explaining the Charter granted to the City of Williamfburg; and for Enlarging the Jurif diction of the Court
Refolved,
of Huftings,

within the faid City.

Bill, intituled. An Act, for appointing feveral new Ferries, and altering the Name of a former Ferr\' and other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendments.

Alfo to the
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

IFednefday, June 16, 1742.

MR.
Turner and

Beverley reported. That he had, according to Order, waited on the Governor,

with the Book


Ordered,

of Clams And that he had given his Affent thereto. That the Committee, for proportioning the Public Levy, be appointed of the following Perfons: M"' Conway, M"" Beverley, M-" Ruffin, M"'
:

M"'

Hariner.

That a Committee, for examining the InroUed Bills, be appointed of the following Perfons M-- Fairfax, M' Whiting, M^ Lomax, M^ Bland, M^ Power, and M' Waller.
alfo.
:

And

(64)

A
for his

further Sum of Fifty Pounds, Motion being made. That George Webb be allowed a Two laft Years Serxices. as Clerk to the Treafurer: And the Queftion being put
It

thereupon.

Ordered,

paffed in the Affirmative. That it be an Inftrudtion to the Committee

appomted

to examine the

Treafurer's Accounts, to

the faid Allowance therein. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the ftamping. all Pork and Beef, packed Council, to the Bill, for infpecfling. weighing, and the fame fhall be fold here, or fhipped for in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before An A6t, For afcertaining the Gauge of intituled. A(ft. the amend Exportation And to

make

Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar,

and Pitch

And

the fame were twice read,

and agreed

to,

by the Houfe. Ordered, That M-- Carter do carry the Bill to the Council and acquaint them. That the faid Bill. this Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them propofed to from the Council, in the Meffage of The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration
;

Relation to their
A(5t,

Amendment

to the Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for continuing

and amend-

For laying a Duty upon Liquors: Which Amendment ing the difagreed to, by the Houfe. was again twice read, and Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them. That this Houfe cannot recede from their Dif agreement to the faid Amendment And that they defire they will not infift on the fame. And that M' Attorney do go up with the faid Meffage. Ordered, That M'' Bonfh have Leave to go Home. A Bill, for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of Augufta County; and appropriating the Money arifing thereby, to their Ufe. was read the fecond Time; and committed
intituled.

An

Adl,

to M'' Bei>erley.

The Houfe proceeded


twice read, and agreed
Ordered,
to,

to the Confideration of the

Amendments
:

to the

Bill,

for

explaining the Law, concerning Colle<5lors,

and Naval

Officers Fees

And the fame were

by the Houfe.
with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.
M""

That the

faid Bill,

Meffage from the Council, by

Staunton:

That they recede from the Amendment by them infifted on, to the Bill, intituled, An Aft, for continuing and Amending the Adl, intituled. An AS:, For laying a Duty
upoti Liquors.

at Bray's Church,

M' McCarty reported. That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for Erecfting a Town was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue,
: ;

for

Eleaing a Burgefs, to ferve

Norfolk; in the

Room

the faid County.


Addrefs.

in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Samuel Boufh, who has accepted of the Office of Clerk of And that M' Hutching do wait on the Governor, with the faid

of M--

A Bill, for Repealing Part of an Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and to regulate Attomies practifmg in the County Courts, was read the fecond Time. And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed.
It

paffed in the Negative.


Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be Ingroffed.

by M-- Staunton: That they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Ad. to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, in the FeotTees and Truftees of the Town of Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have purchafed under them To which they defire the Con:

A Meffage from the Council,

currence of this Houfe.


that they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. Conftance's Warehoufe, in the County of Nanfemond.

And

An Ad,

for

Ereding a Town at
Alfo

(6s)
Adl to explain and amend Part of an Adt, intituled, Land; and afcertaining their Fees; for fo much, as relates to iffuing Plots or Copies of Sur\'eys, without any Amendment. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to reftrain Lawyers, practifing at the General Court, and County Courts, from taking exorbitant Fees: And that M"" Reddick, and M'' Dmiglas, do prepare and bring in the fame. Fitzhugh, M"' Randolph, The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Council, to the Bill, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, in the Feoffees and Tniftees of the Town of Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have purchafed under them And the fame were read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Fitzhugh do acquaint the Council, That this Houfe hath agreed to the Amendments by them made, to the faid Bill. A Bill, to make the A(5t, to encourage Settlements on the Southern Boundary of And the Queftion being put, this Colony, more extenfive, was read the fecond Time. That the faid Bill be Ingroffed, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Bill be Reje(5led. A Bill, for paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, this prefent Seffion of Affembly, was read the fecond Time. And the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be committed. Then the Blanks were filled up. It paffed in the Negative. Ordered, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That John and Gerrard Alexander have Leave to withdraw their Petition, to veft in them, the Fee Simple and Inheritance of certain Lands therein mentioned, And that the Committee appointed to of which they are feverally feifed, in Fee Tail. prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the faid Petition, be difcharged from the fame.
Alfo to the
Bill, intituled,

An

An

A<5t, for direcfling

the

Duty

of Surveyors of

impower the Juftices of Elizabeth-City, to eredt Pounds; and other Purpofes therein mentioned; was read the third Time; and an Amendment
Bill, intituled.

An

Adt, to

made

thereto.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M"' Weftwood do carry the

faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.

Bill, intituled,

An

A(5l,

to allow Perfons, not concerned in

difcharge Levies,

and

Officers Fees, in

making Tobacco, to Money, was read the third Time; and the Blanks

in the Bill filled up.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M"" Fitzhugh do carry the
;

faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.


;

A Bill, for eftablifhing the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico


Fairs to be kept therein

and allowing

was read the fecond Time and the Blanks


;

in the Bill filled up.

Ordered,

Ordered,
'til

That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. That M'' Power have Leave to be abfent from the Service

of this Houfe,

Friday next.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Thurfday, June 17, 1742.


That the Committee, to whom the Bill, for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of Augufta Coimty; and appropriating the Money arifing thereby, to their Ufe, was committed had made feveral Amendments thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table Where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to, by

MR.

Beverley reported,

the Houfe.
Ordered,

(66)
Ordered,

That the

faid Bill, with the

Bill, intituled.

An

Amendments, be Ingroffed. Part of an Adt, intituled. Repealing AA, for

An

Aft, to pre-

vent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and Courts, was read the third Time. Burgeffes Alfo a Bill, intituled. An Adl, for paying the Time. third Seffion of Affembly, was read the

to regulate Attomies practifing in the

County

Wages

m Money, this prefent


for their

That the faid Bill do pafs. M' Fitzhugh do carry the That Ordered.
Refolved,

faid

Bills

up to the Council,

Concurrence.

M' Reddick, according to Order, prefented a Bill, to prevent Lawyers exacting or read the firft Time. receiving exorbitant Fees And the fame was received, and Ordered, That the faid Bill be read a fecond Time. M' Carter reported, That the Committee appointed, had had under their Confideragreed upon a Report: ation, the Treafurer's Accounts, to them referred: And had
:

in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. the faid Report do lie on the Table. That Ordered, The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, for preventing Loffes, from Drivers paffmg with Cattle through this Colony; and for laying a Duty upon Horfes imported And the fame were twice read and with an Amendment, agreed to, by the Houfe and feveral Blanks in the Bill filled up. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Bill, intituled. An A61, for Ereding a Town at Bray's Church, in the County of King George, was read the third Time and an Amendment made to the Bill, and a Blank

Which he read

filled

up.

Refolved,

Ordered,
rence.

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M"^ McCarty do carry the faid

Bill to

the Council, for their Concur-

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, for Dividing the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George; and Eredling the fame into Two diftindl Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned: And the fame were twice read; and with an Amendment, agreed to, by the Houfe; and Two Blanks in
the Bill
filled

up.

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill, with the

Bill, for

appointing a Treafurer, was read a fecond


faid Bill be Ingroffed.

Admendments, be Ingroffed. Time And the Blanks


:

in the

Bill filled up.

Ordered,

That the

A
ere<5l

Bill,

to oblige the Veftry of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the


for the

County

of Surry, to

new Church, convenient


That the

Lower Inhabitants
filled

of the faid Parifh, was read

the fecond Time; and the Blanks in the Bill


Ordered,

up.

faid Bill be Ingroffed.

Meffage from the Council, by M"' Staunton: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Adl, to impower the Juftices Elizabeth-City County, to ered; Pounds; and other Purpofes therein mentioned.
Alfo to the
Courts.
Bill, intituled.

of

An

Adl, for Repealing Part of


Suits;

to prevent frivolous

and vexatious

an A<5t, intituled. An Adt, and regulate Attomies practifing in the County

Alfo to the

Bill, intituled,

An

Adl, for paying the Burgeffes

Wages

in

Money,

for

this prefent Seffion of Affembly.

And alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Acft, to allow Perfons, not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money; without any Amendments. A Bill, intituled. An Adl, for eftablifhing the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrtco; and allowing Fairs to be kept therein; was read the third Time
Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Bill do pafs. That M' Randolph do carry the faid

Bill to the Council, for their

Concurrence.

(67)

Bill,

intituled,

An

Adl, to explain the

Law, concerning

Colle(5tors

and Naval

Officers Fees,

was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Nelfon do carry the

faid Bill to the Council, for their Concur-

rence.

Meffage from the Council, by M"" Staunton: That they have made feveral Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Adl, for Eredling a Town at Bray's Church, in the County of King George: To which they defu-e the Concurrence of this Houfe. The Houfe took the faid Amendments into their Confideration And the fame being twice read, were agreed to, by the Houfe.
:

Ordered,
to the

That

M"" Carter

do acquaint the Council, That


to the faid Bill.

this

Houfe have agreed

Amendments by them propofed


Bill,

to prevent

the fecond Time; the Table.


Ordered,

Lawyers from exacting or receiving exorbitant Fees, was read and the Blanks filled up, and Two Amendments made to the Bill, at

That the faid Bill be Ingroffed. M' Conway reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, fettled the Proportion of the Public Levy; and ftated the fame in a Book: Which he delivered in at the Table And the fame was read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Conway do carry the faid Book to the Council, for their Concur:

rence.

Meffage from the Council, by M"' Staunton: That they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Adt, to explain the Law, concerning Colledlors and Naval Officers Fees. And that they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl, for eftablifhing the Town of Richmond, in the County of Henrico; and allowing Fairs to be kept therein; without

any Amendment. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment propofed by the Council, to the Bill, for explaining the Law, concerning CoUedlors and Naval Officers Fees And the fame was twice read, and difagreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M' Nelfon do acquaint the Council, That this Houfe cannot agree to
:

the faid

Amendment And
:

that they defire they will pafs the

Bill,

without the Amend-

ment.

A Bill, intituled, An Adl, for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of Augufta County; and appropriating the Money arifing thereby, to their life; was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Beverley do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.

Meffage from the Council: That they have agreed to the Book of Propofitions. M'' Conway prefented a Bill, for raifing a Public Levy And the fame was received and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be immediately read a fecond Time And it was accord: :

ingly read.

Ordered,

That the

faid

bill

be Ingroffed.

A
County
Parifh,

Bill, intituled,

An

Adl, to oblige the Veftry of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the

a new Church convenient for the lower Inhabitants of the faid was read the third Time. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Ruffin do carry the faid Bill to the Coimcil, for their Concurrence.
of Surry, to eredl

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

o'Clock.

Friday,

(68)

Friday, June i8,

1742.
with Cattle through this

A
A
A

Bill

intituled,

An AA,

for preventing Drivers paffing

and Two Blanks in Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Bill to the Council, for Ordered That M' Harrifon do carry the faid
Bill, intituled,

imported, was read the third Time; Colony and'for laying a Duty on Horfes made to the Bill. the Bill filled up, and an Amendment
'

their Concurrence.

An

Adl, for appointing a Treafurer,

was read the

third Time.

Refolved,

That the faid Bill do pafs. carry the faid Ordered, That M' Leivis Burwell do
^feffage

Bill to the Council, for their

Concurrence.

from the Council, by M' Staunton: made, to the Bill, intituled, An A(5t, That they infift on the Amendment by them Officers Fees. Naval and to explain the Law, concerning Colledors Adt, for laying a Tax on the An And that they have paffed the Bill, intituled, the Money arifmg thereby, to their Inhabitants of Augufta County; and appropriating
Ufe;

without any Amendment.

A
George,

Bill, intituled.

An Ad,

for dividing the Parifh of Briftol, in the

and

erefting the

fame into

Two
;

diftindl Parifhes;

County of Prince and other Purpofes therein

mentioned, was read the third Time and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the faid Bill do pafs. Concurrence. Ordered, That M' Bland do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their A Bill, intituled, An A6t, for raifing a Pulic Levy, was read the third Time.

That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Conway do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report upon the Treafurer's Accounts: And the fame was read. Refolved, That the faid Accounts do pafs. Ordered, That M' Carter do carry the faid Accounts to the Coimcil, to be paffed
Refolved,

by them.

Meffage from the Council, by M' Staunton: That they have paffed the Bill, intituled. An Adl, for appointing a Treafurer. Alfo the Bill, intituled. An A(5l, for raifing a Public Levy.

And

alfo that they

have paffed the Treafurer's Accoimts.

The Treafurer appointed, acquainted the Houfe, That he intended to offer to the Governor, as Securities for the faid Office,' M"' Benjamin Harrifon, M' William Beverley, George Braxton, and M"' Beverley Whiting: And the Houfe were fatisfied of their

Abilities.

Meffage from the Coimcil, by M'' Staimton: That they have paffed the Bill, intituled. An Adl, for preventing Lawyers receiving
or exacting exorbitant Fees.

And

that they have

made an Amendment

to the Bill, intituled.

An Adl,

for dividing

the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George,


diftindl Parifhes;

and eredling the fame into two


:

and other Purpofes therein mentioned. The Houfe took into their Confideration, the faid Amendment And the fame was twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M' Bland do acquaint the Council, That this Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them propof'd, to the faid Bill.

Meffage from the Cotmcil That they have paffed the Bill,

intituled.

An

Adt, for preventing Loffes,

from Drivers

paffing with Cattle through this Colony; Ordered,

and

for laying a

Duty upon Horfes imported.


o'Clock.

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning, Ten

Saturday,

(69)

Saturday, June

i()y

1742.
;

Petition of

John Rucker, John McCoy, Honorius Powell, and Timothy Terrill fetting forth, That they had furrender'd themfelves into the Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, purfuant to an Order of this Hotife: And that they were truly fenfible of their Offences, and unfeignedly forry for the fame and prom;

Behaviour fhould be fuch, for the future, as not to incur the Difpleafure of this Houfe; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid John Rucker, John McCoy, Honorius Powell, and Timothy And that they receive a Reprimand from Terrill, be brought to the Bar of the Houfe the Chair: And that they then be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees. They were accordingly brought to the Bar; and M'' Speaker fpoke, as follows. John Rucker, John McCoy, Honorius Powell, and Timothy Terrill, This Houfe have Refolv'd, That you have been guilty of great Mifdemeanours and Breaches of the Privileges of this Houfe, in obftru^ing the Orange Eledion: But in Consideration of your Confeffion and Submiffion, they have been fo favourable to you, as to command me only to reprimand you; and I do reprimand you accordingly: And I am further to acquaint you. That it is their Pleafure, that you be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees. M'' Fairfax reported. That the Perfons appointed, had, according to Order, examined the InroU'd Bills; and re<5tified fuch Miftakes as were found therein: And that the fame were truly Inrolled. Ordered, That M"^ Fairfax do carry the Inrolled Bills to the Council, for their Conifing their
:

currence.

Meffage from the Council That they have infpected the Inroll'd Bills; and are fatisfied they are truly InroU'd. A Meffage from the Governor, by M"" Staunton:
M"'

Speaker,

The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe in the Council Chamber; and that you bring with you, fuch Bills as are ready for his Affent. And M"^ Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly; and the Governor was
pleased to give his Affent to the following Public

and Private

Bills

An Ad,
preventing

An
paid by

for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftotns, into one Ad of Affembly. Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for laying a Duty upon Slaves, to be
tfte

Buyer.
for continuing

An Ad,

and amending

the

Ad,

intituled.

An Ad,

for laying a

Duty

upon Liquors.

An Ad, for infpeding, weighing,


or imported for Sale, before the

and ftamping

all

Pork and

Beef, packed in this Colony,

fame

fhall be fold here, or fhipped for Exportation:

And

to

amend

the

Ad,
to

intituled.

An Ad,

for afcertaining the

Gauge

of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar,

and Pitch.

An

Ad,

allow Perfons, not concerned in

making Tobacco,
intituled,
for fo

to

difcharge Levies,

and

other Fees, in

Money.
to

An Ad,
of

explain and

amend Part

of

an Ad,

An Ad,

direding the Duty

Surveyors of Land; and

afcertaining their Fees;

much
to

as relates to iffuing Plots

or Copies of Surveys.

An Ad,
tious Suits;

for repealing Part of

an Ad,

intituled.

An Ad,

prevent frivolous

and vexa-

and

to regulate

Attornies pradiflng in County Courts.

An Ad, for paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. An Ad, for appointing a Treafurer. An Ad, for enabling the Juftices of County Courts to make Contrads, which may be
binding upon themfelves, and their Succeffors.

An Ad,

to oblige the

Infpedors

to attend at the

Warehoufes,

'til

the Laft

Day

of

Auguft,

in this prefent Year.

An

(7o)

An AA,
and

Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony; for preventing Loffes frotn

for laying a

An Ad, to An Ad, for raifing a Public Levy. An Ad, for the Relief of thofe Perfons who

Duty on Horfes imported. exorbitant Fees. prevent Lawyers exading or receiving


were Sufferers in the Lofs of the Records

have not already been provided for. of Nanfemond, whofe Cafes adding the An Ad, for dividing the County of King and Queen; and
thereof to the

Upper Part
for

An
other

County of Caroline. Ad, to impmver the juftices

of Elizabeth-City County, to ered

Pounds; and

Purpofes therein mentioned. An Ad, for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of Augufta County, and appropriating
thereby arifing, to their Ufe.
for appointing feveral

the

Money
other

An Ad,
and

new

Ferries;

and

altering the

Name
of

of

a former Ferry;

Purpofes therein mentioned.


for eftablifhing the

An Ad,
ing Fairs

Town

of

Richmond, in

the

County

Henrico; and allow-

to be

kept therein.
the

An Ad, for ereding a Town at Bray's Church, in An Ad, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned,
Town
of

County

of

King George.

in the Feoffees and Truftees of the

An An Ad,
Town

Fredericksburg, and thofe Perfons who have purchafed under them. Ad, for ereding a Town at Conftance'5 Warehoufe, in the County of Nanfemond.
for continuing the

Ad,

intituled.

An Ad,

for alloxving

Fairs

to

be kept in the

of Fredericksburg.

An Ad, for deftroying Crows and Squirrels on the Eaftem Shore. An Ad, for explaining the Charter granted to the City of Williamsburg
ing the Jurifdidion of the Court of Huftings, within the faid City. An Ad, for dividing the County of Prince William.

and

for enlarg-

An

Ad,

for dividing the

County

of

Hanover; and ereding

the

Upper Part

thereof into

a diftind County.

An Ad,

for preventing the building of

burg, and pulling


at large in the

down Town of Fredericksburg, and Urbanna.


Parifh
of Saint

fuch as are already built therein;

Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Fredericksand to reftrain Hogs from going


Martin, in the County of Hanover; and ered-

An Ad,

for dividing the

ing the fame into

Two

diftind Parifhes.

An Ad, for dividing the Parifh of Briftol, in the County of Prince George; and ereding
the

fame

into

Two

diftind Parifhes;

An

Ad,

to veft certain

George Braxton,

the

and other Purpofes therein mentioned. Trad therein mentioned, in Younger, in Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands, of greater
entailed Lands, Parcel of a greater

Value, to the fame Ufes.

An Ad, to enable Frances Greenhill to fell and difpofe of her Lands, and other Eftates, by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Jofeph Greenhill, fhall happen to be living;
and
for other

Purpofes therein mentioned.


alfo

The Governor

gave

his Affent to the following Refolve of the


to, viz.
/.

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

which the Council had agreed

For paying the

Sirni of

230

per

Annum

to William Parks, from this Time, to the

next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, and as a full Recompence, for Printing and Delivering Infpe<5lors Notes and Books, Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves,
Printing Proclamations,

and other Ads

of

Govermnent, and

all

other Public Services

he

is

now

obliged to perform.

And

(71)

And

then

made

the following Speech

Gentlemen of the Council,

M' Speaker,

and Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

have now finifhed the Bufinefs of this Seffion: And tho', in the Variety of Concernments you have had to adjuft, you have not been diverted from making the common Utility the Rule of your Proceedings; yet, you mvift allow me to fay, One Thing has been negletfled. However, as what is paft muft be fubmitted, when you prefumed the Demand would be fatisfied; and fmce, in all Events, provided we are not wanting to ourfelves, the fureft Policy, is to depend upon the Divine Favour; Let us (till Fear God, and Honour the King: Imploring the Prote(5tion of that infinite Power, who, when he pleafes, can make the Wars to ceafe in all the World, by encouraging Religion, and promoting Induftry and Frugality among all Orders and Degrees, throughout the Colony; and in paying a chearful Obedience to the Commands of His Vicegerent. But as thefe are Principles your own Temper will fuggeft, and I am fenfible your private Affairs require your Prefence, I fhall keep you no longer, than, with wifhing all of you Health and Happinefs, to declare. That I have thought fit to Prorogue this Affembly to the Firft Thurfday in September next And this Affembly is accordingly Prorogued to that Time.
:

WE

THE

JOURNAL
OF THE

Houfe fe

of

B DURGESSES.
AT A

GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
Summoned
to be held at the Capitol^ in the City

of Williamsburg^ on Thurfday the Sixth Day of May^ in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord II. by the Grace of God, of Great-Britain^ France^ and Ireland^ King, Defender of the Faith, &c. And from

GEORGE

thence continued, by feveral Prorogations, to Tuefday the Fourth Day of September, in the Eighteenth Year of His faid Majesty's Reign,

and in the Year of our Lord 1744: Second Seffion of this AfTembly.

Being the

W I LLIA MSB U RG:


Printed by

William Parks,

M,DCC,XLIV.

THE

JOURNAL
OF THE

Houfe
^^ LEMENT READ,
m

of

Burgesses.
1744.
the

Tuefday, September 4

Gent, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by

Adl of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy,

Oath of Abjuration, and the Teft, was, by Virtue of a Commiffion from the Honourable the Lieutenant-Governor, fwom Clerk- Af (iftant to the Houfe; and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. Six Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken, by Adl of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, were admitted to their Places in the Houfe.

V-^

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M"' Walthoe. M' Speaker, The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe

in the Coimcil-

Chamber.

M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly; and being returned, he reported, That the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Coimcil-Chamber, and that he was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council, and this Houfe; of which, to prevent Mif takes, he had obtain 'd a Copy: Which he read, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and is as follows
Gentlemen of the Council,
I

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

you the pure Dictates and AfTe(5tions of my Heart, in faying, I exceedingly rejoice to meet you thus happily reaffembled, after fo long a Recefs; occafioned by the Management of an Affair I was much affedled with, and willing to finifh, before I called you together, and renewed my lincere Affurance, that to promote the Welfare of this Colony, fhaU be the conftant Subjedt of my Study and Meditation. IN your Retirement, no doubt, the like Concern for the Public Good, muft have engaged your Attention and if our joint Endeavours after it, have been in any Inftance difappointed, you will impute it not fo much to a Want of new Laws, as a Difregard to thofe fubfifting; which, I am perfuaded, you are come prepared to redrefs and
Shall deliver to
;

inforce.

TO this End,
;

the Cafe of the Merchants, whofe Freight

is

become greatly diminifhed

by a fhameful Impofition upon the Infpe(5lors, must be fubmitted to your equitable Confideration and I hope, by the wife and diffufive Temper of Mind, which has been fo well cultivated within thefe Walls, to fee all Licentioufnefs and Immorality more
effedually reftrained,

and that epidemical and

fatal Vice of

Gaming

intirely fuppreffed.

Gentlemen

(76)
Gentlemen of
I

the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

Treaty of Peace and Friendfhip have with the Advice of the Council, concluded a feated to the Weftward Inhabitants, our for with the Northern Indians; and procured thofe Nations claimed which Mountains, a quiet Poffeffion of all the Lands to
of the

a Right.
before you, will receive the Treaty, which with fome Letters, fhall be laid in your Readinefs to difcharge moft fubftantial Evidence of being perfedlly approv'd, Gentlemen to whom we are the to Recompence grateful the Expenfe of it, including a

THIS

fo

much

indebted, for their Trouble


if,

and prudent Management

in

accomplifhing

it.

vindidlive Difpofitions Money Settlement, and out of Compaffion to a People whofe Lands, to effe(5l this Agreeonly can fubdue, the humane Expedient of purchafmg thofe fure I am, you will Meafure, eligible moft the deemed ment, would at any Time be in Command, from had it I when think it the higheft Prudence at that Junfture, Defence againft a more formitheir Excellencies the Lords Juftices, to provide for our dable Power, over whom His Majefty, at the Hazard of His Sacred Perfon, moft eminently diftinguifhing Himfelf in the Battle of Dettingen, obtained a glorious Victory, by H is Wifdom and Magnanimity; and tho' only an Auxiliary in that juft Caufe, yet as the French Court if our great Leader alone animated the whole Alliance, the Intrigues of intended Him, an Invafion of againft Effort defperate into a turned immediately were ftand Crown, and now recorded by a His Pretender to His Dominions, in Favour of a

AND

for the Prefen-ation of the Lives of

our Fellow-Subjedls in that fcattered

Declaration of War.

UNDER a due Senfe therefore of


Wars we

the Indignity offered to our Sovereign,

and of the

are engaged in, that our Refentment may infpire us with proper Refolutions, you muft allow me to recommend to you, the Neceffity of repairing the Batteries at York and Gloucefter, making Provifion for a Garrifon to be kept at Fort George, and putting ourfelves into fuch military Pofture, that we may not only be able, by God's Affiftance, to repel any fudden Attempt that may be made upon this Dominion, but be in a Condition, if called to it, to affift our Neighbours, or, if required, to attack our Ene-

Eftimate of our prefent Happinefs; and convince our inveterate Adverfaries, that we are determined not to exchange our Religion for the Abfurdities of Rome, nor part with our Liberty for the Tyranny of
mies.
this

By

Condudl,

we

fhall exhibit the trueft

France.

Gentlemen

of the Council,
I

and

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

have mentioned to you, are of the greateft Concernment them into your ferious Confideration and pay fuch a fuitable and fteady Regard to our prefent Exigencies that our Diligence, in the Service of our King and of Cotmtry, may be applauded by our Friends; and that our Enemies may have nothing to hope for from our Negligence. Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, to return him the Thanks of this Houfe, for his kind and affedlionate Speech, to acknowledge his great Care and Vigilance, his Zeal and fteady Adherence to the Intereft of this Colony,
the feveral Matters
to us,
I

AS

am

confident you will take

Endeavours to maintain the Honour of the Crown, and the Rights and Liberties of the People, may be bleft with Succefs; and to affure him of our Readinefs to concur with him in all fuch Meafures as fhall be neceffary, to manifeft our Zeal for our moft gracious Sovereign, and fecure the Tranquility of
this Colony.

to exprefs our ardent Wifhes, that all his

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor, upon the faid Refolution And it is referred to M' Corbin, M- Ludwell, and M^ Bland, to prepare and bring in the fame. Refolved, That this Houfe will take the Governor's Speech into Confideration, on
:

Thurfday next.
Ordered,

(77)
Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order new Writs to iffue, for eleding a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the County of Stafford, in the Room of Henry Fitzhugh, Efq; deceafed.

Alfo a
for the

new Writ new Writ


of

for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly,

County
Coimty

of Weftmoreland, in the

Room
of

of Daniel

McCarty, Gent, deceafed.

Alfo a
for the

for electing a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly,


in the

King William,

Room

Thomas Weft, Gent, deceafed.


;

Alfo a

new Writ

for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly,

for the College of

William and Mary, in the Room of Edward Baradall, Efq deceafed. Alfo a new Writ for electing a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly,

for the

County

of Surry, in the

Room

of

John Cargill, Gent, deceafed.

Alfo a
for the

new Writ

for elecfting a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly,

for

County of New-Kent, in the Room of William Baffet, Gent, deceafed. Alfo a new Writ for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, the Coimty of Hanover, in the Room of Robert Harris, Gent, who, fince the lat
hath accepted of the Office of Surveyor. Alfo a new Writ for electing a Burgefs to ferve
in this prefent

Seffion,

General Affembly,
laft

for the

County

of

King William,

in the

Room

of M''

James Power, who, fmce the

hath accepted of the Office of Clerk of a Court. Alfo a new Writ for elefting a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the Coimty of Middle fex, in the Room of Ralph Wormley, Efq; who, fmce the laft Seffion of Affembly, hath accepted of the Office of Naval Officer. Alfo a new Writ for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Prince William, in the Room of William Fairfax, Efq; who hath been promoted to be one of His Majefty's Honourable Council, fmce the laft Seffion of
Seffion of Affembly,

Affembly.

AKo
for the

new Writ

for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly,


;

Room of Lewis Burwell, Efq who hath been promoted to be one of His Majefty's Honourable Council, fince the laft Seffion of Affembly. Ordered, That M"' Ludwell do attend the Governor with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That the Reverend M'' Thomas Dawfon be continued Chaplain to this Houfe; and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning, at Ten of the Clock. Ordered, That William Francis, James Lavie, Robert Wager, and Thomas Broadribb, be continued Door-keepers to this Houfe; and that they give their Attendance accordCounty
of Gloucefter, in the

ingly.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

W^ednefday, September
Ordered,

K,^

i744'

THAT

the Committee of Privileges and Elections be revived, and confift of the


M''

following Perfons

W
And
all

Conway,
Carter,

W Richard Randolph,
M"'

William Randolph,
Nelfon.

M''
M''

Lomax,
Harrifon, and

M' Whiting,
M''
;

they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day and to take into their Confideration, fuch Matters as fhall or may come in Queftion, touching Returns, Eledlions, and
:

Privileges

And

to report their Proceedings, with their Opinion thereupon, from

Time

to Time, to this Houfe.

And the faid Committee

is

to have

Power to fend

for Witneffes,

Perfons, Papers,

and Records,

for their Information.

Ordered,

(78)
Ordered.

That the Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances be revived, and

confift

of the following Perfons

Conway, M' Simmons,


M"^

Carter,

W Harrifon, W Richard Randolph, Walke, w


Digges,

M' Woodbridge, U^ Whiting,


Bttrwell,

Kennon,
Braxton,
Baylor,

W Nelfon, M' W William Gray, W Bland,


M'
fhall

Corbin,
Chifwell,

M' Wafhington, and


Colville.
;

come, legally certified, to this Affembly; all from And to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, the delivered to be are to Grievances and Time to Time And all fuch Propofitions they have And Courfe. the Houfe, and by him to the faid Committee of
Propofitions and Grievances, that
:

into their Confideration And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day and to take

Clerk of

Power

to fend for Perfons, Papers,

and Records,

for their Information.

Ordered,

That the Committee

of Courts of Juftice be revived,

and

confift of the

following Perfons:
M'' Carter,

M^ Fantleroy, M^ Cocke, M' Lomax, M' Eppes, M' Reddick, M' Garnet, Randolph, William M"M^ Baker. M' Waller, and 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 all fuch other Matters as fhall,

W Jofeph Gray,

from Time to Time, be referred to them: And report their Proceedings. And the faid! Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their
j

Information.
Ordered,

That the Committee

of

Trade be revived, and

confift of the following]

Perfons

M' Nelfon, M' Harmer,


M"^

Braxton,

W Walke,
M'
Colville,
M''

W Boufh, U' W Reddick, and


Rufjin,

M""

Richard Randolph,

Corbin.

they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day; and take under their Confidera-1 Things relating to the Trade of this Colony; and all fuch Matters as fhall be,I from Time to Time, to them referred: And report their Proceedings. And the faidj

And

tion, all

Committee are to have Power to fend


mation.
laft Seffion

for Perfons, Papers,

and Records,

for their Infor-

That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do infpedl the Journal of thel and prepare 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. That they do examine what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion and infpedl fuchi Temporary Laws as will expire with the End of this Seffion, or are near expiring; and! report the fame to the Houfe, with their Opinion, which of them are fit to be revived and continued. Ordered, That the Clerks of the feveral Committees, be continued in their refpe(5tive
Ordered,
;
;

Offices.

(79)
Corbin reported, That the Perfons appointed, had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, without
M""
:

any Amendment

and

is

as follows

WE
OUR

SIR,

His Majefty's moft Dutiful and Loyal Subjects, the Burgeffes of Virginia, now met in General Affembly, humbly beg Leave to return your Honour our hearty Thanks for your kind and affedlionate Speech, at the Opening
of this Seffion.

Minds are filled with the moft lively Sentiments of Gratitude, when we refie(ft how firmly you are attached to the Honour of the Crown, and how zealous at the fame Time to support the Rights and Liberties of the People. FROM a juft Senfe of the Bleffmgs derived to us, by o equal and fo fteady a Condu(5l, we cannot help declaring, with the greateft Ardour and Affedlion to your Perfon and Government, that we will give all poffible Difpatch to the Public Bufinefs, as it fhall, from Time to Time, be brought before us that as the People we reprefent feel the Happinefs of your Adminiftration, fo you. Sir, may feel the Eafe of it And from a dutiful Regard to the Honour and Dignity of our moft gracious Sovereign, and a juft Concern for the Intereft of our Country, which we fhall always look upon as indifpenfable Obligations, we have the greateft Satisfaction in affuring your Honour, that we will concur with you in every Meafure that is neceiiary, with that Chearfulnefs and Affecftion which becomes a Houfe of Burgeffes, tender and jealous of the Honour of the Crown, careful and foUicitous for the Welfare and Profperity of this Colony. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed, and prefented to the Governor, by the Speaker and the whole Houfe. Ordered, That the Committee who prepared the fame, do wait on the Governor, to know his Pleafure when the Houfe fhall attend, to prefent it.
; :

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday, September 6, 1744.

A
And

returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. M' Corbin reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, waited on the

Member

Governor, to
that he
Ordered,

know
it.

his Pleafure

when

the Houfe fhould attend

him with

their Addrefs

was pleafed
That
M''

to fay he

would fend a Meffage to the Houfe, when he was

ready to receive
Grievances.

Beverley Randolph be

added to the Committee

of Propofitions

and

A
I

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M' Walthoe.


Speaker,

M''

the Governor to acquaint this Houfe, That his ready to receive their Addrefs in the Council-Chamber.

am commanded by

Honour

is

now

M"^ Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned, reported, That he had, with the Houfe, attended the Governor in the Coimcil-Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Hoiofe to him To which he was pleafed to return the following Anfwer
:

my fincere Thanks for your truly loyal and affedionate Addrefs. If I could receive greater Satisfadion than from the dutiful Regard you exprefs for the Honour
and

Gentlemen, / Give you

(8o)
and Dignity
your Country, it would Croum, unth the juft Concern far the Intereft of Promife of concurring with me in every neceffary Meafure; be in the Reliance I have on your Welfare and Profpertty dethe Defence of the Colony, on which its for I make no doubt, but the moft expedient. pend, will, at this Junaure, be thought you to difpatch the Public Bufinefs, with that induce will Confiderations
of the

THESE

Proceedings heretofore with Pleafure, Unanimity and Agreetnent I liave obferved in your you, I have fo great a Value for your and can cmnmend with Juftice. And I do affure the fame Methods I obtained it. Efteem, that I fhall endeavour to preferve it by

A
I

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

M*^

Walthoe.

the Governor to wait on this Houfe with the Releafe for Lands George the Second; together with from the Six Nations of Indians, to His Majefty King the Journal of the Treaty with the fame Indians. That the Releafe and Journals lie on the Table, for the Perufal of the

W Speaker,
Ordered,

am commanded by

Members.

That the Order of this Houfe for taking the Governor's Speech into their Confideration this Day, be put off 'til Monday next. Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be revived, and confift of the following
Refolved,

Perfons
M"" Beverley,

W Turner, W Weftwood, W W Hedgman, W Wall, M' W Crawford,


Boiling, Mitchell,

M'
M''

Elligood,

Harmanfon, M^ Rujfin, M' Swinney,


M''

Harmer,
Thornton,

M""
M''

Harwood,

M' Eyre, and

M' Cobbs.

and take into their Confideration Houfe during 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 And they to the Clerk, and he is to deliver the fame to the faid Committee, of Covirfe. are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Cary be continued Clerk of the Committee of Claims. M' Harrifon reported. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where Part thereof, being twice read, was agreed to by the

And
all

they are to meet and adjourn from

Day

to Day,

public Claims, which fhall be prefented to the

Houfe, as follows
Refolved, That the Petition of the Diredors and Truftees of Suffolk Town, in Nanfemond County, for confirming the Titles of the refpeftive Inhabitants, Owners and

Proprietors of the Lots in the faid


garet,

the Wife of Jethro Sumner, and

Refolved,

Town, and quieting them, from the Claim of Marall Perfons claiming under her, is reafonable. That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for enabling the

Juftices of that County, to agree with the Juftices of Fairfax, for fupporting Occoquan Ferry, at the Expence of both Counties proportionately, is reafonable.

public Ware-houfes at

That the Propofition from the County of Amelia, for difcontinuing the Bermuda Hundred, and eredling new Warehoufes in their Stead, at John Ofborn's, in Henrico County, be rejeded: And that the Propofition from the fame County, againft it, is reafonable.
Refolved,

And to the

Refolution of the faid Committee, That the Propofition from the County

of Fairfax, for maintaining Occoquan Ferry, at the

Expence

of that

County and Prince


Ordered

William County, be

reje<5led.

The Houfe

difagreed.

(8i)
Ordered,
in

That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring

Bill

purfuant to the faid Propofition.

Ordered,
next.

That the further Confideration


That a
Bill or Bills

of the faid Report, be referred

'til

Thurfday

Ordered,
this

Houfe:

And

purfuant to the Refolutions agreed to by that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and
be brought
in,

bring in the fame.

Claim of Abraham Baily, for taking up one Runaway Negro therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Samuel Hancock, for taking up a Runaway Servant Man therein
mentioned.

AKo a Claim of William Bertrand, for taking up one Negro Man therein mentioned, were feverally presented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an IrLftru(5lion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid
Claims refpedlively in the
Ordered,

Book

of Claims.

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'clock.

Friday, September 7, 1744.

MR

Carter, from the Committee of Courts of Juftice reported. That they had, according to Order, infpecfted the Journals of the laft Seffion of Affembly; and had prepared and drawn up a State of the Matters then depending and

undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and had agreed upon a Report; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and thereupon Ordered, That the Propofition for dividing Goochland Covmty; alfo the Propofition
againft dividing the faid County.

AKo, That the Propofition of Jofhua Fry and Robert Brooke, to make an exacT; Survey of this Colony, and to print and publish a Map thereof; in which fhall be laid down the Bay, the navigable Rivers, with their Soundings, Counties, Parifhes, Towns, and Gentlemens Seats, and whatever elfe is remarkable; which were feverally referred from the laft Seffion of Affembly, to the Confideration of this, be referred to the Committee of Propofitions
M''

and Grievances.

Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Ele<5lions reported, That they had had iinder their Confideration, the Returns of the Writs for eledling Burgeffes to fer\'e in this prefent General Affembly, for the Coimties of Norfolk, Amelia, Orange and Fairfax, and the College of William and Mary, and had agreed upon a Report; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again
twice read,

and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Returns of the faid Writs, for eledling Burgeffes for the Counties of Orange and Norfolk, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law And that the Returns of the faid Writs, for eledling Burgeffes for the Counties of Fairfax and Amelia, and the College of William and Mary, are not made in the Form prefcribed by Law. Ordered, That the Returns of the faid Writs be amended, by the Clerk at the Table; and they were amended accordingly. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this Prefent General Affembly, for the Cotmty of
:

James-City, in the
Ordered,

of Lewis Burwell, Gent, deceafed. Ludwell wait on the Governor for that Purpofe. A Petition of M'' Robert Lewis, complaining of an vmdue Eledlion and Return of M' Abraham Venable, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Louifa, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.

Room
M"'

That

Ordered,

(82)
to the Confideration of the Committee Ordered That the faid Petition be referred That they examine into the Matter thereof, and report of Privileges and Elections: their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. the fame, as it fhall appear to them, with Negro therem menA Claim of John Waller, Jun. for taking up one Runaway
tioned.
. .

William Short, for taking up one Runaway Negro therem mentioned, received. were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and Committee of Claims, to allow the faid the Ordered, That it be an Inftrudion to

AUo a Claim

of

Claims refpedively in the Book of Claims. Two Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken by Ad of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths alfo fubfcribed the Teft, were adand taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, mitted to their Places in the Houfe. Elections, to be heard at the Bar of Refolved, That in all Cafes of controverted
this Houfe, or before the

Committee

of Privileges

and

Eledlions, the Petitioners do,

by themfelves or by their Agents, within a convenient Time, to be appointed, either by the Houfe or the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, as the Matter to be heard
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 objedled to, who voted for the fitting Members giving in the faid Lifts, the feveral Heads of Objedion, and diftinguifhing the fame, againft the Names of the Voters excepted to: And that
fhall

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. Ordered, That M' Scarborough be added to the Committee of Claims.
Ordered, That
Juftice.

M' Hatchings be added to the Committee of Trade and Courts

of

That M' Doiiglafs be added to the Committee of Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That nine of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, be a fufificient Number to make a Committee; and five of all other Committees. M"' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties to them referred And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Goochland, for appointing public Ferries at Charles Lynchers Plantation, and on M'' Benjamin Cocke's Land, on the
Ordered,
:

Northanna, in that County, will be convenient for Travellers,


Refolved,

is

reafonable.

That the Propofition from the County of Goochland, for appointing a


County,
will

public Ferry a-crofs James River, on the


Willis's Creek, in that

Land of Afhford Hughes, near the be convenient for Travellers, is reafonable.

Mouth

of

That the Propofition from the Cotmty of Richmond, for repealing fo much of the Law as obliges Juftices of the Peace to fend an able bodied Man in their Room, or to give their own perfonal Attendance at Mufters, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Counties of Richmond and Northumberland, for repealing fo much of the Adl, To reftrain Sheriffs and other Officers, from making urtrcafonable Seifures and Diftreffes, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, as makes it unlawful for any Juftice to make out an Execution on a Judgment by him granted out of Court againft the Body of any Debtor, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Richmond, to amend the Adl For the better Prefervation of the Breed of Deer, and preventing unlawful fhooting; and to add a Claufe, prohibiting any Perfon, not poffeffed of a certain Freehold Eftate in Lands, from keeping any Hounds or Beagles, under a Penalty, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from Effex County, to reftrain Hogs from running at large in Tappahanock Town in that County, be rejedled.
Refolved,

Ordered,

(83)
Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in, purfuant to the faid Refolutions agreed by the Houfe; and that the Committee for Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M"" Harrifon and M'' Beverly have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe tmtil Monday next.
to

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, September 8, 1744.

MR.

Speaker laid before the Houfe, the Letters mentioned in the Governor's Speech; which being read, were ordered to lie upon the Table. M'' Conway reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions,

That the Committee had had imder their Confideration, the Return of the Writ for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this present General Affembly, for the County of Louifa; and had agreed upon a Report: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards
delivered in at the Table, where the

fame was again twice read; and agreed

to

by the
is

Houfe, as follows:
Refolved,

That

it

appears to this Committee, that the Return of the faid Writ


faid Committee,

made

in the

M''

Form prefcribed by Law. Conway alfo reported, from the

That the Committee had had

under their Confideration, the Petition of M'' Robert Lewis, to them referred, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M"' Abraham Venable, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the Coxmty of Louifa and had partly heard as well the
;

Petitioner as the fitting

Member, by

their Council,

and had come to

divers Refolutions

thereupon

Which he read

in his Place,

fame being again twice read, Refolved, That the Perfons who voted at the faid Election, whofe Freeholds are queftioned either by the Petitioner or fitting Member, be examined, upon Oath, before Ambrofe Jofhua Smith, John Carr, and John Starke, Gentlemen, Juftices of the Peace for the Covmty of Louifa, or any of them, at the Court-houfe of that Coimty, whether they be Freeholders or not? except such of them as did fwear to their Freeholds at
the Eledlion.
Refolved,

and then delivered in at the Table; where the were agreed to by the Houfe, as follows

before

That the Petitioner and fitting Member be at Liberty to examine Witneffes the faid Juftices, or any of them, as to the Freeholds of any Perfons who voted

at the Eledlion, altho' fuch Perfons fwore to their Freeholds at the Elecflion, or fhall

fwear to them before the Juftices.

That as well the Petitioner as the fitting Member, do, at leaft a Week before the Examination of their Witneffes, deliver to each other, a Lift of the Names of the Voters objedled to; and that it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Juftices, to examine how long fuch Voters have been in Poffeffion of, and paid Quit-Rents for the Lands or Tenements, in Right of which they voted at the Eledlion And that they return the Examination to the Committee on Monday come Four Weeks. A Petition of Elizabeth Bannifter, fetting forth. That her Hufband being one of
Refolved,
:

Company; for His Majefty's Service in and praying fuch Relief as to this Houfe fhall feem fit, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. 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
the Soldiers enlifted in Captain Wafhington's
the Weft-Indies, died there;

thereupon, to the Houfe.

Claim of James Talbot, for taking up

Two runaway

Slaves,

was prefented

to the

Houfe, and received.


Ordered,

(84)
Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid


of George Goodloe, late

Claim

in

the

Book

of Claims.

many Services the faid George Goodloe had Sheriff of Caroline County, fetting forth this Houfe, concerning a difputed performed, as Sheriff, in Obedience to an Order of between John Martin and Jonathan Gibfon, for which he had never received
Eledion,

Petition of

John Minor and Diana Goodloe, Executors

any

Satisfaction;

and praying the Confideration

of the Houfe,

was prefented

to the

Houfe, and read.

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

thereupon, to the Houfe. Two Members returned upon

new

Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be

taken by

Ad of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken


of Abjuration,

and fubfcribed the Oath


Ordered,

and

alfo fubfcribed the Teft,

were admitted to

their Places in the Houfe.

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday, September lo, 1744.

A
felf

Petition of Jofeph Molton, Jun. fetting forth.

That a Slave

of

his

having

was murdered lais fometime afterwards foimd dead And that notwithftanding he made Application to a Juftice to outlaw him, he failed to do it; and praying the ConfidOverfeer's Wife, endeavoured to
:

make

his Efcape, but

eration of the Houfe therein.

Duty at a Mufter, under Capt. Matthew Wills, he was unfortunately wounded; and had been at a very confiderable Expence in paying a Surgeon for attending him, and dreffing his Wounds; and praying fuch Relief as this Houfe fhall think fit.
Alfo a Petition of Litler Herbert, fetting forth.

That

in performing his

Alfo a Petition of Robert Powell, fetting forth. That a Slave of his abfented himfrom his Service, and being outlawed, was afterwards found dead, with feveral ftolen Goods by him; and praying fuch an Allowance as to this Houfe fhall feem fit, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims And that they do examine the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of John Chew, fetting forth. That a Negro Woman belonging to him, ran away and that having outlawed her, fhe was, about two Months after, found dead, and praying the Relief of this Houfe; was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
:
;

And

of Claims?

the Queftion being put. That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee It pa ffed in the Negative.

That the faid Petition be Rejedled. That M' Venable have Leave to be abfent from the Senace of this Houfe. A Claim of Richard Bennet, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claim in the Book of Claims.
Refolved,

Ordered,

in

A Petition of Margaret Anderfon, fetting forth, That her Hufband died in Jamaica, His Majefty's Service, on the late Expedition. Alfo a Petition of Sarah Williams, to the fame Purpofe. Alfo a Petition of Elizabeth Mannell, to the fame Purpofe.
Alfo a Petition of Catharine Williams, to the fame Purpofe, were feverally pre-

fented to the Houfe, and read.


Ordered,
[

(85)
That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee that they do examine the feveral Matters thereof; and report the fame, Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. their with The Order of the Day for taking the Governor's Speech into Confideration, being
Ordered,
:

of Claims

And

read.

The Houfe Refolved


Governor's Speech:
M''

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the whole Houfe, to confider the

fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair; That the Committee had had the Governor's Speech imder their Confideration, and had made fome Progrefs therein; but not having Time to go through the fame, had diredled him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, to Confider further of the Governor's Speech, To-morrow. M"" Carter informed the Houfe, That M'' Samuel Earl, a fitting Member, had not been a Freeholder, at the Time of his Eledlion, above Six Months. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Information, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions And that they do examine the Matter thereof and
after

And

and

Conway

reported.

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

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday, September ii, 1744.


Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had tmder their Confideration, a Propolition from the Covmty of Richmond, for amending and explaining, or repealing fo much of the Adl, For fettling the Titles and Bounds of Land, and preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon, as relates to Proceffioning the Boimds of Lands; and had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered

MR.

in at

the Table.

That the Report do lie on the Table. That M'' Beverley be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. M"" N elfon reported, That the Committee of Trade had had under their Confideration, feveral Matters relating to the Trade of this Colony, to them referred; and had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at
Ordered,

Ordered,

the Table.
Ordered,

That the faid Report do

lie

on the Table.
fetting

A Petition of Robert Spilsbee Coleman, was prefented to the Houfe, and read;
forth.

That Seventeen Acres of the Town called Tappahannock, was, by an exact Survey made by Robert Brooke, Surv^eyor of Effex Cotmty, foimd to be within the Bounds of his Land; and praying that this Houfe will pay him for the faid Land, according to the prefent Value of it. 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.

from the Committee for Courts of Justice, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, examined what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion of Affembly; and infpe<5led fuch Temporary Laws as will expire with or foon after the End of this Seffion of Affembly And had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. M"' Carter moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, to explain and amend an A6t, intituled, An Ad to prevent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and to regulate Attornies, pradifing in the County Courts: And the fame was received, and read the First Time.

M'

Carter,

Ordered,

(86)
Ordered,

That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Motion being made, To-morrow? That the Order of the Day be referred 'til
Refolved,

It

pa ffed tn

vv

the

Affirmative.

That

this

Houfe

will again refolve itfelf into a

Committee, to confider

/-,

further the Governor's Speech, To-morrow.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

IFednefday, September 12, 1744.

FOUR Members taken by


Ordered,

returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed A(5l of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and to be Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, were admitted to their Places in the Houfe.

That M^ Richard Tunftall be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and alfo to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, in the Room of M' Benjaviin Waller, who is elefted a Burgefs for the County of James-City. Ordered, That M' Benjamin Waller be added to the Committee of Privileges and EleAions; and alfo to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That M' Wormley be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances.

Petition of

Henry Wythe was prefented to the Houfe and read,

fetting forth,

That a Slave belonging to him, being about to be apprehended, on Suspicion of having poifoned his Overfeer, ran away, and being out-lawed, drowned himself, in order to
prevent his being taken
faid Slave.
;

and praying

this

Houfe to make him fome Allowance

for the

Ordered,
of 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 Houfe, according to Order, Refolved itfelf into a Committee, to confider further the Governor's Speech: And after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Conway reported, That the Committee had had the Governor's Speech under their Confideration, and had made a further Progrefs therein; but not having Time to go through the fame, had diredled him to move for Leave to fit
again.
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will

again refolve

itfelf

into a Committee, to confider

further of the Governor's Speech, on


Ordered,

Monday

next.
of Propofitions

That M' Ludwell be added to the Committee


of

and Griev-

ances; and alfo to the Committee of Trade.

Claim

was prefented

to the

Henry Tomlinfon, for taking up a Runaway Negro, therein mentioned, Houfe and read.

Alfo feveral Claims of Robert Dudley, for Services therein mentioned. AKo a Claim of William Taliaferro, late Sheriff of the County of King and Queen,
for Four Hundred and Eighty Pounds of Tobacco, levied Hearndon, who lived in Caroline County.
in

that County, on James

Ordered,

That

it

Claims refpedlively

in

be an Inftruftion to the Commitee of Claims, to allow the faid the Book of Claims.

M^ Harrifon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, To eftablifh and confirm the Bounds and Titles of Lands, held in the Town of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

The

(87)
The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of made Yefterday; and the fame being twice read, was agreed to by the Houfe,
;

Trade,

as follows

Refolved,

That

it

will

Provifion be

made

for the Relief of infolvent Debtors;

be for the Advancement of Trade and public Credit, if legal and for the effectual Difcovery
in a Bill,

and equal Diftribution of their Eftates. Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do prepare and bring
the faid Refolution.

purfuant to

Claim

of

Richard Vernon, for a Service therein mentioned, was prefented to the

Houfe, and received.


Ordered, That it be an Inftrudion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claim in the Book of Claims. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of

Propofitions

and Grievances, made Yefterday; and the fame being twice


:

read,

was

agreed to by the Houfe, as follows


Refolved,

For fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands, and and Ranging thereupon, as relates to Proceffioning the Bounds of Land, ought to be amended. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and
fo of the Adl,

That

much

preventing unlawful Shooting

bring in a

Bill,

purfuant to the faid Refolution.

Petition of

Anne

Briftol, fetting forth,

That her Hufband being

inlifted in

His

Majefty's Service, to ferv'e on the late Expedition againft the Spaniards, died.

Alfo a Petition of Margaret Guy, to the fame Purpofe. Alfo a Petition of Sarah Drighoufe, to the fame Purpofe
to the
;

were feverally prefented

Houfe, and read.

Ordered,
of

Claims

That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee And that they do examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with
explain and

their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Bill to

amend an

A6t, intituled,

An Ad

to

prevent frivolous

and

vexatious Suits,

and

to regulate

Attornies practifing in the County Courts,

was read a

Second Time.

That the faid Bill be committed to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, made Yefterday; and the fame being twice read, Part thereof was agreed to by the Houfe, as follows. Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of his present Majefty, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of the General Affembly, ought to be continued, with Amendments. Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Fifth and Sixth Years of His Majefty's Reign, intituled, An Ad, for laying a Duty on Liquors: And another Adl of Affembly, made in the Twelfth Year of His Majefty's Reign, For continuing and amending the fame: And alfo one other Adl of Affembly, made in the Tenth Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled, An Ad, for laying a Duty on Liquors imported by Land, and better fecuring the Duty upon Slaves; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, as to fo much thereof as relates to the faid Duty upon Liquors imported by Land: And likewife one other Ad; of Affembly, made in the Fifteenth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, For continuing and amending the faid Three feveral Ads; all which will expire on the laft Day of July, 1746, ought to be reduced into One Ad; of Affembly, and conOrdered,
tinued.
Refolved,

That the Adl

of Affembly,

made

in the Fifteenth

Year

of the

Reign

of

His prefent Majefty, intituled,

An

Ad,

for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing mith

Cattle

(88)
Cattle through this Colony,

and

for laying a

at the

End

of this prefent Seffion

Duty upon Horfes imported; which wiU expire of the General Affembly, ought to be continued, with

Amendments.

Fees;

Year of the Reign of or receiving exorbitant exading Lawyers His prefent Majefty, intituled. An Ad, to prevent Affembly, ought General which will expire at the End of this prefent Seffion of the
Refolved,

That the Ad;

of Affembly,

made

in the Fifteenth

to be continued, with

Amendments.
That the Adl
of

And

to the Refolution of the Committee,

Affembly,

made

in the

Ad, for reducing the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His Laws made, for amending tlte Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefwhich will expire the Ninth Day of November, ty' s Cuftoms, into One A&. of Affembly; The Houfe difagreed. Amendments, 1746, ought to be continued, with
prefent Majefty, intituled.
faid Adl ought not to be continued. Refolution of the Committee, That the A(ft of Affembly, made another And intituled, An Ad, to allow in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, and Levies charge Officers Fees in Money Per fans not concerned in making Tobacco, to dif which will expire at the End of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, ought not to be con-

An

Refolved,

That the

alfo to

tinued, the

Houfe difagreed. Refolved, That the faid Ad ought to be continued, with Amendments. Ordered, That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution for continuing, with Amendments, the Adl of Affembly,

Twelfth Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned. And alfo a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution for continuing, with Amendments, the

made

in the

A<3; of

Affembly,
to

made

in the Fifteenth

Year

of His prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled,

An Ad,

prevent Lawyers exading or receiving exorbitant Fees.

Ordered,
in a Bill,

That the Committee

of Propolitions

and Greivances do prepare and bring


j

purfuant to the Refolution for continuing the Adl of Affembly, made in the Fifteenth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad, to allow Per fans not
concerned in making Tobacco,
to

Money. And alfo a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution for continuing, with Amendments, the Adl made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled. An Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony; and for laying a Duty upon Horfes imported. Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the other Refolution agreed to by this Houfe. A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Richmond, praying, That an Adtj may be pafs'd, For preventing the Inhabitants of the faid Town, for the future, from\ building Wooden Chimnies, or fuffering their Hogs to run at large, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committe of Propofitions and Grievances: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and
j

difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in

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

Upon a Motion made.


That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to repeal fo much of the Adl, made Eighth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, To prevent the Building Wooden Chimnies in the Towns of York and Gloucefter; and for pulling down as are already
Ordered,
in the

fuch

,7

Hogs and Goats frmn going at large in the faid Town as relates to the reftraining Hogs and Goats from going at large in the faid Town And that M^ Nelfon do prepare and bring in the fame.
built therein;
to

and

reftrain

of of

York, York:

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock.

Thurfday,

(89)

Thurfday, September 13, 1744.


Ordered,
M'' Hutchings have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe, 'til Tuefday next. A Petition of the Veftry of St. Mary's Parifh, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, That fundry of the Inhabitants of Dryfdale Parifh, have petitioned to be added to their Parifh; and praying their Petition may not be granted.

THAT
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.

That M' Power be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledions; and aKo to the Committee for Courts of Juftice. Ordered, That M'' Moore be added to the Committee of Proportions and Grievances. M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Coimties, to them referred and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Prince William, for dividing the
Ordered,
; :

Parifh of Hamilton, in that County,


Refolved,

is

reafonable.

That the Propofitions from the Coimty of Goochland, for dividing that Coimty, by a Line to be run from the Point of the Fork of James River, a North-Eaft Courfe, to Louifa County Line; and from the faid Point of the Fork, a diredt Courfe to Brook's Mill; and from thence, the fame Courfe continued to Appamattox River, are
reafonable.
Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Goochland, for dividing that County by James River, and the South Branch thereof, called the Fluvanna, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Goochland, againft a Divifion of the faid Coimty; and for exempting the Inhabitants of the Frontier Parts of that County from the Paiment of Levies for a few Years, be rejedted. Refolved, That the Propofitions from the County of Goochland, for dividing the Parifh of St. James's, in that County, by James River, and the Fluvanna, are reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coimty of Goochland, for afcertaining the Bounds of King William Parifh, in that County, be reje<5ted. Refolved, That the Propofal of Anthony Gavin, Minifter of St. James's Parifh, in Goochland Coimty, for impowering the Veftry to fell the old Glebe of that Parifh, on the North Side of James River; and to purchase another in a more convenient Place, is
reafonable.

and Grievances, do prepare and bring And that it be an Inftrudtion to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes in the Bill, for dividing the County of Goochland, by a Line to be run from the Point of the Fork of James River, a North-Eaft Courfe to Louifa County Line and from the faid Point of the Fork, a diredt Courfe to Brook's Mill; and from thence the fame Courfe continued to Appamattox River, to eredl the new County into a diftindl Parifh. Ordered, That M"' Meriwether be added to the Committee of Claims. A Petition of John Boiling, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying an Allowance for a new Warehoufe, built at Appamattox Point. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims And that they do examine the Matter thereof and report the fame, with their
Ordered,

That the Committee

of Propofitions

in

Bill or Bills,

purfuant to the faid Refolutions

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Bill,

To

Suffolk, in the

and confirm the Bounds and Titles of Lands, held in County of Nanfemond, was read a Second Time.
eftablifh

the

Town

of

Ordered,

(9)
Ordered,
ances.

That the

Bill

be committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Griev-

Motion being made,

his Wife, That a Bill for that That Notice be given to Jethro Sumner, and Margaret Queftion being put. That the QuefPurpofe is brought into this Houfe; and the previous the in Affirmative. pa It [fed Motion? tion be put upon the faid Then the Queftion being put on the faid Motion? // paffed in the Affirmative. Sumner, and Margaret his Wife, purfuant Refolved, That Notice be given to Jethro

to the faid Motion.

Then a Motion was made, That fome Perfon in the County of Nanfemond, do privily examine the faid MarAnd tranfmit a Certificate of the faid Bill? garet Sumner, Whether fhe affents to the fame to the Committee to whom the faid Bill is committed And the Queftion being
:

put thereupon?
Refolved,

It paffed in the Negative.

That the Motion be rejedled. Privileges and Elections, reported. That the M"" Conway, from the Committee of the Matter to them referred, concerning Confideration, Committee had had under their this Houfe, for the County of the Qualification of M"' Samuel Earl, to fit as a Member of which he read in his Place, and thereupon; Refolution to a come had And Frederick:
afterwards delivered in at the Table; and is as follows: Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the faid M' Earl
qualified.
is

duly

Upon which, a Debate


divided.

arofe;

and the Queftion being put thereupon, the Houfe

Noes go
Refolved,

forth.

Noes 8 Yeas 45

That the faid M"' Earl is duly qualified. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee, appointed to prepare and! bring in a Bill, to repeal fo much of the Adl, made in the Eighth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, To prevent the Building Wooden Chimnies in the Towns of York andi Gloucefter; and for pidling down fuch as are already built therein: And to reftrain Hogs and Goats from going at large in the faid Town of York, as relates to the reftraining Hogs
1

and Goats from going

York, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, to repeal fo much of the Adl, For preventing the Building Wooden Chimnies in the Towni Fredericksburg, and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; and to reftrain Hogs\ from going at large in the faid Town of Fredericksburg, and Urbanna, as relates to thej reftraining Hogs from going at large in the Town of Fredericksburg.
at large

in the faid

Town

of

forth.

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fettingj Father being, in his Life-time, feifed in Fee-Simple, of a very valuable Eftate in Lands, by his Laft Will and Teftament, did devife the faid Lands to his Sons Ralph Page, your Petitioner, Carter Page, and John Page, with divers Remainders and Limitations over, in Cafe of Failure of Iffue of their Bodies; and did bequeath to his]
Petition of
his

Mann

Page, Efq;

That

Sons John Page, Matthew Page, and Robert Page, and to his Two Daughters, Mary andl Lucy Page, Legacies amounting to Seven Thoufand Pounds Sterling And that foon after the Death of your Petitioner's Father, his faid Sons, Ralph and Carter, departed this Life, without Iffue whereby the Land devifed to them, becomes vefted in your Petitioner And your Petitioner's faid Father, at the Time of his Death, was confiderably
: ;
!

indebted unto feveral Perfons in Great-Britain, and in this Colony, more than the Value of his Slaves and Perfonal Eftate amounted to: For the Paiment of which, together

with the Legacies, he prays. That a


Tradls of Land, therein mentioned.
Ordered,

Bill

may

be paffed, to impower him to


a

fell

feveral

That

M-"

Carter do prepare

and bring

in

Bill,

according to the Prayer of


Ordered,

the faid Petition.

(90
Ordered, That the Conlideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Griveances, referred to this Day, be further referred 'til Wcdnefday next. Three Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parhament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, were admitted
to their Places in the Houfe.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday, September 14, 1744.

A
their

Petition of Elizabeth Copeland, fetting forth,

That her Hufband died

in

His

Majefty's Service, on the late Expedition:

Alfo a Petition of Frances Bourn, to the fame Purpofe; were feverally

prefented to the Houfe, and read.


Ordered,
of Claims:

And

That the Confideration of the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee that they do examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of Robert Spilsbee Coleman, to be paid for Seventeen Acres of Land, lying and being in Tappahannock Town, in Effex County, laid off by Adl of Affembly, and order'd to be purchafed of one Benjamin Goodrich, who pretended a Right to the faid Land; but by a Survey of the faid Coleman's Land, made by M'' Robert Brooke, Surveyor of the faid County, it appears, that the faid Seventeen Acres of Land, Part of the faid Town of Tappahannock, is within the Bounds of the faid Coleman's Land: And had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows
Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

is

reafonable.

Upon

Confideration of a Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the County of Prince

Land to be laid off for a Town, betwixt Fox Branch, above Leonard Baker's, and below Quantico Warehoufes, and Quantico Church, in the faid
William, for Sixty Acres of

Cotmty,

That the faid Petition be rejedled. That M'' Beverley and M"' Garnet do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution agreed to by this Houfe. M"' Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, moved for the Diredlions of this Houfe, whether the feveral Claims of the Patrollers for fcouring the Mountains; and aKo, whether the whole Charge of the Perfons whofe Waggons were preffed, to carry the Arms up to the Mountains, ought to be allowed? And it was thereupon Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, not to allow the Claims of the Patrollers; and to regulate the Charge for the Waggons, where it appears to be
Refolved,

Ordered,

exorbitant.
M"" Ludwell moved for Leave to prepare and bring in a Bill, for reducing the Laws made concerning the Qualifications of Voters, and Candidates for Burgeffes to fer\'e in the General Affembly, and regulating Eledlions, into One A(5l; and for amending the

feveral Deficiencies of thofe

Laws: And the Queftion being put thereupon?

It

pa ffed

in the Affirmative.

Ordered,
M"'

That

M"'

Ludwell do prepare and bring in the fame.

Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, that

the Committee

Coimties

had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and
;

(92)
and aftemards delivered
agreed
in at the

Table; where the fame being again twice read, were


,

toby the Houfe, as follows: ^ . r. Stratton-Major Parifh, in the County of Refolved That the Petition of the Veftry of Glebe of the faid Parifh; and to King and Queen, to be impowered to fell the prefent good and fufficient Glebe, for the Ufe of apply the purchafe Money towards buying a reafonable. the Minifter of the faid Parifh, is Divifion Upon Confideration of a Propofition from the County of Brunfwick, for a below the Horfe Roanoke, where it croffes of the faid County, from the County Line and alfo a Petition from the faid Foard, to ftrike Nottoway River, near the Fork thereof; fame, County, againft the Divifion of the Confideration of the next SefQon Refolved, That the faid Petitions be referred to the
of Affembly.

That the Propofition from the County of Nanfemond, for a Warehoufe fame Infpedlion as that be eredled at Anthony Holladay's Point, to be under the
Refolved,

to
of

Sleepy Hole, be rejeAed. Refolved, That the Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the County of Prince George, to put the Warehoufes at Maycox and Jordan's, under feparate Infpedlions, be rejedted.

That a Propofition from the Inhabitants of Dryfdale Parifh, in King and Queen and Caroline Counties, to be divided, by a Line from the Dogue-Town Bridge, on Mattapony River, to the Line of St. Mary's Parifh; and that the Lower Part thereof remain a feparate Parifh, and the Upper Part thereof be added to St. Mary's Parifh,
Refolved,

be rejeded: And that the Petition to them referred, againft the Divifion of the faid Parifh, and adding Part thereof to St. Mary's Parifh, is reafonable. Refolved, That a Petition from the County of Fairfax, to them referred for a Ferry to be kept from the Land of Jofias Clapham, to the Land of John Nelfon, be reje(5led.
Ordered,

That

M""

Buckner be added to the Committee for Courts of Juftice.


'til

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, September 15, 1744.


Ordered,
it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill, for impowering the Veftr>' of St. James's Parifh, in Goochland County, to fell the old Glebe of that Parifh, on the North Side of James River, and to purchafe another in a more convenient Place, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for impowering the Veftry of Stratton-Major Parifh, in the County of King and Queen, to fell the prefent Glebe of the faid Parifh; and to apply the Purchafe Money towards buying a good and fufficient Glebe for the Ufe of the Minifter of the faid

THAT

Parifh, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe.

A Petition of John Evans, Jim. praying. That he may have the Liberty of keeping the Public Ferry over Pifcataway Creek, in Effex County Alfo a Petition of Henry Reeves, praying. That he may be allowed to keep a Public
Ferry from his Landing,
in

Effex County, to the Land of William Fantleroy, in Rich-

mond County; were


Ordered,

and read. That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances And that they do examine the Matters thereof, and
:

feverally prefented to the Houfe,

report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M^ Harrifon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For dividing the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince WiUiam, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parishes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned: And the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the bill be read a Second Time.

;^l

(93)
That William Brent, late of the County of Stafford, deceafed, having a Title to a great Eftate in Lands in the Province of Maryland, did commence Suit for the faid Lands in the faid Province, and recovered the fame there; upon which the Parties concerned, appeal'd to England, and that feveral Perfons in Great-Britain advanced large Suras of Money to enable the And that foon after the Recovery of the faid faid Brent to carry on the faid Appeal Lands, he return 'd to Virginia, and died, leaving your Petitioner his Executor; and that the Lands and real Eftate of the faid Deceafed, are now vefted in his eldeft Son, William Brent, to whom your Petitioner is Guardian; and that his Debts, particularly thofe in England, are left tmpaid, and that his perfonal Eftate is exhaufted in paying his other Debts and praying, That he may be enabled to apply the Rents and Profits that arife from thofe Lands, to the Difcharge of his Debts, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer
Petition of Peter Hedgntan, a
of this Houfe, fetting forth,
:

Member

of the faid Petition.

and James Gibfon, fetting forth. That they were fummoned to attend the Court of Oyer and Terminer, as Venire-Men, but were prevented from coming Time enough by the Inclemency of the Weather; and praying this Houfe will allow them their travelling Charges Alfo a Petition of Frances Lynn, fetting forth. That her Hufband died in His Majefty's Service, on the late Expedition; and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein; were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matters thereof; and report the fame, with
Petition of George Holden
their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday, September 17, 1744.


Ordered,

THAT

M"-

Thornton have Leave to be abfent from the Houfe, for the Recovery
Bill,

of his Health.

For dividing the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M' Colvill and M-- Wafhington. A Motion being made. That the Order of the Day for the Houfe refolving itfelf into a Committee, to confider further the Governor's Speech, be referr'd 'til To-morrow?
It

paffed in the Affirmative.


Refolved,

Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider further the Governor's Speech To-morrow. A Claim of John Johnfon, for taking up a Rtmaway, therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

That

this

Claim in the Book of Claims.


the Committee

M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame being again twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Upon Confideration of a Propofition from the County of Fairfax, for appointing a Public Ferry acrofs Patowmack River, near the Mouth of Broad-Run, oppofite to the Land of David Dehay, in Prince George Covinty, in Maryland,
Refolved,

(94)
Refolved,
Refolved,

That the faid Propofition be reje<aed. That the Petition of John Sneed, of the County

of Carohne, to

have an

Aa made

Credit for

againft Tippling-Houfes, be rejeded. WtUtamsof a Petition from the Ordinary-Keepers of the city of Confideration Upon That great Inconveniences, as well as burg, and the Towii of York, fetting forth, from an Adl of Affembly, paffed arifen, have Bufmefs, manifeft Loffes in their Way of Public Houfes, from giving keeping Perfons in the Year of our Lord 1734, Preventing more than Twenty Shillings in Liquor, to any Perfon in One Year And further,
:

die indebted to an Ordinary-Keeper, without making if any Perfon fliould happen to Inclinations to be ever fo honeft Provifion for the Paiment of his Debts, fuppofmg his anfwer the Paiment of any cannot whilft living, yet his Executors or Adminiftrators

Debt; and praying a Repeal of the faid Adl of Affembly. Refolved, That the faid Petition be Rejeded.

Jofhua Fry and Robert Brooke, to them referred, to make an exa(5l Sur\'ey of this Colony, and to print and publifh a Map thereof; in which fhall be laid down, the Bay, the navigable Rivers, with their Soundings, Coimties, Parifhes, Towns, and Gentlemens Seats, and whatever eKe is remarkable, be rejefted. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the A(5l, intituled. An Ad for better regulating Ordinary-Keepers, and Retailers of ftrong Liquors, and to prevent their giving Credit; and to difable them to maintain any Adion, or recover any Money, Tobacco, or other Commodity, for fuch Liquors fold upon Credit: And that M"" Nelfon do
Refolved,

That the Propofition

of

prepare and bring in the fame. M' Carter, according to Order, prefented a

Bill, To enable Mann Page, Efq; to fell and difpofe of certain itttailed Lands, to raife Money for the Paiment of his Father's Debts, and Performance of his Will; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was read the First Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. M"" Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred; and had come to feveral

Refolutions thereupon

Which he read

in his Place,

and afterwards delivered

in at the

Table; where the fame being again twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe, with an

Amendment, as
band died
in

follows:

of the Petition of Elizabeth Manuel, fetting forth. That her HuTHis Majefty's Service, on the late Expedition, Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that she ought to be allowed Ten Pounds for Relief. j

On Confideration

Alfo the Petition of Margaret Anderfon, to the fame Purpofe, Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true and that fhe ought to be allowed Ten Pounds for Relief.
;

Alfo the Petition of Sarah Williams, to the fame Purpofe, Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that fhe ought to be allowed Ten Pounds for Relief. Alfo the Petition of Catharine Wilfon, to the fame Purpofe.
Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that fhe ought to be allowed Ten Pounds for Relief.

Alfo a Petition of Henry Wythe, fetting forth, That a Slave belonging to him, being about to be apprehended, on Sufpicion of his having poifoned his Overseer, ran away, and being out-lawed, drowned himfelf, to prevent his being taken;
Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true;

and that he ought

to be

allowed Thirty Pounds.


Alfo a Petition of Jofeph Molton, Jun. fetting forth, That a Slave of his having his Overfeer's Wife, endeavoured to make his Efcape, but was sometime afterwards found dead; and notwithftanding he made Application to a Juftice to outlaw him, he failed to do it,

murdered

Refolved,

(95)
Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that he ought allowed Thirty Pounds. be to Alfo a Petition of Robert Powell, fetting forth, That a Slave of his abfented himfelf from his Servnce; and being out-lawed, was afterwards found dead, with feveral ftolen

goods by him,

and that he ought to be allowed Thirty One Potmds. And alfo a Petition of Litler Hubbard, fetting forth. That in performing his Duty
Refolved,
of the faid Petition are true:

That the Allegations

under Capt. Matthew Wills, he was xinfortimately wounded; and had been very confiderable Expence, in paying a Surgeon for attending him, and dreffing at a
at a Mufter,
his

Woimds,
Refolved,

That the Allegations


for Relief.

of the Petition are true;

and that he ought to be

allowed

Twenty Pounds
That
it

Ordered,

be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Claims, to

make

the feveral

Allowances, purfuant to the faid Refolutions.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday, September

8,

1744.
of the in the

MR.
'til

from the Committee of Claims, moved for the Diredtions how they should levy the Charge for taking up Rimaways County of Frederick? And it was thereupon
Beverley,

Houfe,

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to levy the fame on the County where the Mafter of the Rimaway refides. Ordered, That M'' Boufh have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe

Tuefday next. M"' Wafhington reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, For dividing the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, had made an Amendment thereto: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read; and thereupon Ordered, That the faid Bill be re-committed to M"' Beverley, M"^ Carter, M' Colvill, and M'' Wafhington. M' Harrifon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For dividing the County of Goochland; and for dividing the Parifh of St. James, in that County; and for other Purpofes
therein

mentioned:
Bill,

Alfo a

Direding

the Sale of feveral Glebes

And

the fame were feverally read

the First Time.

That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. Harrifon reported. That the Committee of Propolitions and Grievances had had under their Confideration, a Petition from the County of Nanfemond; fetting forth. That when the dividing Line was nm between the Parifh of Suffolk, and the Upper Parifh, in the faid County, it was in Order to make the Number of Tithables near equal in both Parifhes; but fince the Divifion thereof, great Numbers of People have fettled in the Upper Parifh, by which means the Number of Tithables amoimt to more than Twelve Hundred; whereas in the Parifh of Suffolk, they amoimt to no more than Six Himdred, and fometimes under that Number; and praying that the Parifhes aforefaid may again be divided, and that the Divilion be as foUoweth: To begin at the Head of Piigh's Creek, thence down the fame to Nanfetnond River; thence down the River to the Mouth of the Weftern Branch; thence up the Branch to I fie of Wight County Line a fmall Diftance below Everard's Mill: Which Divifion will
Ordered,
M''

make

(96)
make
and
of Tithables in the faid Parifh of Suffolk, to be within One Hundred Refolution thereupon; which Nineteen of the Upper Parifh. And had come to a

the

Number

the Table; where the fame being he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at again twice read, was agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the faid Petition is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring

purfuant to the faid Refolution. M' Nelfon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, To repeal Part of an Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Building Wooden Chimnies in the Towns of York and Gloucefter; and for pulling down fuch as are already built therein: And to reftrain Hogs and Goats
in

Bill,

frotn going at large in the faid

Town

of

York; and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned:

And the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.
M' Nelfon, from the Committee of Trade, reported, That the Committee, upon further Confideration of feveral Matters relating to the Trade of this Colony, to them referred, had agreed upon a Report Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in
:

at the Table.

That the faid Report do lie on the Table. a Motion made. That the Order of the Day for the Houfe refolving itfelf into a Committee, to confider further the Governor's Speech, be referred 'til To-morrow? Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider further
Ordered,

Upon

the Governor's Speech To-morrow.

A
Wharf
there;

Petition of William Walker, Proprietor of the Public

Warehoufes at Hog-Neck,
a

praying to be allowed an additional Rent, for building a


there;

new Wharehoufe and

new

of

and alfo for shingling the Two Warehoufes, which were before eredled was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

To enable Mann Page, Efq; to fell and difpofe of certain intailed Lands, for the Paiment of his Father's Debts, and Performance of his Will, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be committed to M"^ Carter, M' William Randolph, M' Benjamin Waller, M' Williajn Waller, Moore, M"' Nelfon, M'' Digges, and M"" Chifwell: And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof; and report the Matter as it
Bill,

to raife

Money

fhall

appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.


Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Wednefday, September 19, 1744.

Claim of William Taylor, for taking up a

Runaway

Negro, therein mentioned,


of Claims, to allow

was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftruction to the Committee
the faid Claim in the

Book

of Claims.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for giving a Reward for killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County, by the Court and for altering the Court-Day of the faid County And that M^ Campbell and M' Earl do prepare and bring in the fame. M' Carter, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For amending and continuing the Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other
;

Purpofes

therein mentioned.

Ordered,

That the

Bill

do

lie

on the Table.

The

(97)
The Houfe, according
of the

to Order, refolved

itfelf

into a Commitee, to confider further

therein, M"" Speaker refumed the from Conway, the Committee, reported, That they had had the GoverChair; nor's Speech imder their further Confideration, and gone through the fame; but not having Time to draw up the Report, the Committee had directed him to move for Leave
:

Governor's Speech

And

after

fome Time fpent

and

M''

to

fit

again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into

a Committee, to draw up the faid

Report, To-morrow.

A Petition of Robert Farifh, fetting forth, That a Negro Man belonging to him, having attempted the Murder of a Negro Woman alfo belonging to him, and imagining he had fucceeded in his Defign, ran away; and after having been outlawed Two Months, was found dead in the Woods; and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein,
was prefented to the Houfe, and read. And the Question being put. That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee It pa ffed in the Negative. of Claims? Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejected. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, which was referred to this Day, be referred 'til To-morrow.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday, September 20, 1744.

MR.
A

Harrifon, according to Order, prefented a


Gent, to lay out

Bill,

To impower Peter Hedgman,

Rents and Profits of certain intailed Lands therein mentioned, whereof William Brent lately died feifed, towards paying the Debts
the
of the faid Decedent;

and apply
and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned:

And

the fame

was read the


Ordered,

Firft

Time.
Bill

That the

be read a Second Time.

Petition of the Veftry of St. Margaret Parifh, in the Counties of Caroline

and

King William, fetting forth, That the faid Parifh, in its prefent Situation, is very inconvenient; and that Eight Hundred Tithables taken from the faid Parifh, and Two Hundred and Fifty from the Parifh of St. John, adjacent thereto, would form a very fufificient middle Parifh; and praying that the faid Parifhes may be divided, by Lines fpecified in the Petition, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. 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, as it fhall appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the
Houfe.

Harrifon reported, That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For dividing the Upper Parifh of Nanfemond Ccnmty, and adding Part
M''

thereof to Suffolk Parifh.

For continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, to allow Perfons not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in Money and the fame were received, and feverally read the firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. M' Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, moved for the Direction of the Houfe, whether the Committee fhould allow a Claim of William Hodges, for a Negro of his, who being charged with Felony, and committed to Goal for the fame, died the Night

AKo

Bill,

before his Tryal.

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claim in the Book of Claims.

(98)

A
Lot
in

That a Ferry may be eftablifhed from his Petition of Jofeph Morton, praying. George, to the Landmg of Mrs Sarah Brooke, Leeds-Tawn, in the County of King

in /-/e;c

of

report the fame, M' Carter reported,

and read County; was prefented to the Houfe, to the Confideration of the Committee referred be Ordered That the faid Petition do examine the Matter thereof; and they Propofitions and Grievances: And that with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. That the Committee
to

whom

the

Bill, 7 o

enable

Mann

Page,

Money for the Paiment of his and difpofe of certain intailed Lands, to raife Purpofes therein mentioned, other and for his Will; Father's Debts and Performance of Allegations thereof, and found them to be true: was committed had examined into the the Bill; which he read m his Place, and And that they had made an Amendment to in at the Table; where the fame Amendment, the Bill, with the
Efato fell

afterwards delivered

the Houfe. being twice read, was agreed to by Amendment, be Ingroffed. the with Bill, the Ordered, That up a Runaway therein mentioned: taking for A Claim of James Pratt, Service; were prefented to the Houfe, and fame Alfo feveral other Claims for the
received.

Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee

[of]

Claims, to allow the faid

Claims refpeAively in the The Houfe, according to Order, refolved

Book

of Claims.

itfelf

into a Committee, to

Committee, in Anfwer to the Governor's Speech: from the Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M"- Conway reported Which he read Report the up drawn Order, to Committee, That they had, according

Report

of the faid

And

draw up the after fome

and afterwards delivered in thereof agreed to as follows Part read, and Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be
in his Place,

at the Table; where the fame was again twice

made to His Majefty, to congratulate Him at Dettingen; to exprefs our Abhorrence, French upon His Vidtory, obtained over the and declare our utter Deteftation of thofe Meafures, carried on in Concert with the Enemies of His Crown, in attempting an Invafion of His Kingdom, in Favour of a Popifh Pretender; and to affure His Majefty, in the ftrongeft Terms, of our Loyalty
and firm Attachment to His Royal Perfon and Family. Refolved, That the Ad, For reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty' s Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly, ought to be amended. Refolved, That the Adl, For the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute Perfons, ought to be amended. Refolved, That the Adl, To prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Gaming at Ordinaries: And aKo the Adl, for preventing exceffive and deceitful Gaming, ought to be amended. Refolved, That His Majefty's Quit-Rents will be greatly increafed by the late Treaty of Peace, concluded with the Northern Indians; and therefore we make no Doubt His Majefty will be gracioufly pleafed to order the Expence of it to be difcharged out of
that Revenue.

That the Expence of Repairing the Forts and Batteries, ought to be the Duties appropriated by Adl of Affembly for that Purpofe. out of charged
Refolved,
Refolved,

dif-'

That the

of this Colony, will

fuft'ering Men to be inlifted, in Order to their being carried out tend greatly to the Weakning, as well as Impoverifhing this Dominion.

Refolved,

permit any Perfon to

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, that he will not inlift Men, in Order to their being carried out of the Colony.

And

to the Refolution of the Committee,

of the Country, to carry

One Himdred and

That a Veffel be provided, at the Expence Fifty Men, for the Guarding of our Coaft, and
M"-

the Protedlion of our Trade, the Houfe difagreed.


Ordered,

That

M"'

Conway, M' Corbin,

Benjamin Waller, and M^

Carter,

do preOrdered,

pare an Addrefs to His Majefty, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe.

(99)
That M'' Harrifon, Reddick, and M'' Braxton, do addrefs the Governor, not permit any Perfon to inlift Men, in Order to their being carried out of this Colony, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills, purfuant to the other Refolutions agreed to by the Houfe.
Ordered,
will

That he

Ordered,

Propofitions

That the further Confideration of the Report from the Committee of and Grievances, which was referred to this Day, be further referred 'til

To-morrow.

certain Officers Fees;

For amending and continuing the Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time,
Bill,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday, September 21, 1744.


Ordered,

THAT
Ordered,
of

Lee be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Petition of Margaret Wheeler, fetting forth, That her Hufband died in His Majefty's Service on the late Expedition, was prefented to the Houfe,
M""

and read. That the

faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the

Claims:

And

that they do examine the Matter thereof;

Committee and report the fame, with

their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the A(5t, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of Queen Anne, intituled, An Ad, for Encouragement of building of Water Mills: And that M'' Corbin do prepare and bring in the fame.
Ordered,

addreffed the Governor, that he would not permit any Perfon to


;

Harrifon reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, inlift Men, in order this And that being carried out of Colony he was pleafed to anfwer. He was to their forry the Houfe of Burgeffes fhould afk what he could by no Means grant. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Goochland, praying, That the Juftices of that County may be compelled to remove the Court-houfe to the moft convenient Place, on the South Side of James River, was offered to the Houfe; and the Question being put, that the faid Petition be received?
M''

Refolved in the Negative.

A Petition of Charles Ewell, fetting forth. That a Slave belonging to him, and the Rappahannock Iron-Mine Company, ran away, and committed divers Felonies; and that he obtained a Proclamation of Outlawry of a Magiftrate, but before it was figned by another Juftice, the faid Slave was furrounded by the Neighbours, and refufmg to furrender, was by them fhot dead; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims And that they do examine the Matter thereof and report the fame, with
:

their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

M'' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That they had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties and
;

had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards deUvered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table. A Petition of Elizabeth Smith, Executrix of the Laft Will and Teftament of Robert Smith, of the County of Caroline, deceafed, fetting forth. That the faid Robert Smith, by his Will, ordered Sixty Acres of his Land, lying near Roy's Warehoufe, to be laid off for a Town; and that the fame is laid off: But that there is a Suit in Chancery con:

cerning

loo)

proper,
fhall

Land, now depending in the General Court; and praying of Affembly, be confirmed, and the Money arifing that the faid Town may, by an Adl in fuch Perfons Hands as fhall be thought from the Sale of the Lots, may be lodged and then to be paid to whomfoever the Land till the faid Suit is determined;

cemine a Mortgage

of the faid

and read. be decreed; was prefented to the Houfe, in a Bill, according to the Prayer of bring and prepare Ordered, That M' Carter do

the faid Petition.

Two Members
taken by
taken and

Writs, having taken the Oaths appomted to be Ad of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and Teft, were adfubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the

returned upon

new

mitted to their Places in the Houfe.

That this Houfe make a Refolve, That the Sum of Six Hundred the Forts and Fortifications in Pounds be given, to aid the Revenue for the Support of thereupon, the Houfe divided. put being Question the and after a Debate, this Colony Yeas go forth. Yeas 14 Noes 46

A Motion was made,


;

Refolved in the Negative. The Houfe proceeded to the further Confideration of the Report from the Committee referred; and the fame being twice read, of Propofitions and Grievances, to this Day Part thereof was agreed to, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Fairfax, for reviving the Public

Warehoufe at Pohick, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition of the Infpedlors at Hunting Creek Warehoufe, in Fairfax County, to have their Salary increafed, be rejefted. Refolved, That the Grievance from the County of Fairfax, complaining. That the Inhabitants of Maryland clandeftinely tranfport Tobacco, of the Growth of that Province, into this Colony; and get the fame brought to and paffed at the Public Warehoufes for Infpedion of Tobacco in that County, in the Names of the Inhabitants of this Colony,
ought to be redreffed.
of Amelia, Henrico,

That the Propofitions from the Counties Warehoufes at Boiling's Henrico County, under in Boiling's, and Colonel George County, John Point, in Prince different Infpe(5lions, be rejedled, the Houfe difagreed. Refolved, That the faid Propofitions are reafonable. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudtion to the Committee, appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, For amending the Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of

And

to the Refolution of the Committee,

and Prince

George, for putting the Public

Affembly, to receive a Claufe or Claufes in the Bill, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions agreed to by the Houfe; and alfo purfuant to the Refolution for putting the Public

Warehoufes at Boiling's Point, in Prince George Cotmty, and Colonel John Boiling's, in Henrico County, under different Infpedlions. A Bill, For dividing the Upper Parifh of Nanfemond County, and adding Part thereof to Suffolk Parifh, was read a Second Time; and an Amendment made to the Bill at the Table, and the Blanks in the Bill filled up.

That the Bill be Ingroffed. from the Committee of Claims reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame being twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe, as follows On Confideration of the Petition of Frances Bourn, fetting forth, That her Husband, David Bourn, was an inlifted Soldier in the late Expedition, and died in the
Ordered,

M'

Beverley,

Service,

Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that fhe ought to be allowed Ten Poxmds.

(lOl)
Alfo a Petition of Margaret Guy, to the fame Purpofe,
Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true;

and that

fhe ought to be

allowed

Ten Pounds.
That the Allegations Ten Pounds.
of the Petition are true;

Alfo a Petition of Elizabeth Bannifter, to the fame Purpofe,


Refolved,

and that fhe ought to be

allowed

Alfo the Petition of Frances Lynn, to the fame Purpofe,

That the Allegations Ten Poimds. allowed


Refolved, Refolved,

of the Petition are true;

and that fhe ought

to be

Alfo the Petition of Sarah Drighoufe, a free Negro, to the fame Purpofe,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true;

and that fhe ought to be

allowed Five Poimds.

Alfo the Petition of


Refolved,

Anne

Briftol, to the

fame Purpofe,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true;

and that

fhe ought to be

allowed
Neck,

Ten Pounds.

Alfo the Petition of William Walker, Proprietor of the Public Warehoufes at Hog-

Refolved,

That

for the building the

he be allowed the additional Rent of

new Warehoufe in the faid Petition mentioned, Twenty Five Shillings, from the Tenth Day of
Goodloe, Executors of the Laft Will

November

laft, 'til

the Tenth

Day

of

November next.

Alfo the Petition of John

Minor and Diana

and Teftament of George Goodloe, late Sheriff of Caroline County, deceafed, for divers Services performed by the faid Goodloe, by Order of the Houfe of Burgeffes in the Year 1736, in the difputed Eledtion of M"' Jonathan Gibfon, by Colonel John Martin,
Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true, as to the Services;

and

ought to be paid for by the Parties, and levied on their Eftates, (to-wit,) On the faid John Martin, in Caroline, 654 Pounds of Tobacco; and on the faid Jonathan Gibfon, in Orange, 396 Pounds of Tobacco.
Ordered,

That

Allowances in
Ordered,
'til

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to make the feveral the Book of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolutions.
it

That

M''

Reddick have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe,


fetting

Thurfday next.

A Petition of the Veftry of the Parifh of Bath, in the County of Prince George,
forth,

had not paid them the Tobacco diredled to be paid by an A(5t of Affembly, made laft Seffion and praying the Conlideration of the Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read. And the Queftion being put, That the faid Petition be referred to a Committee?
That the Parifh
of Briftol
;

It

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be reje(5led.

of Goochland County, in Hughes, for appointing a Public Ferry acrofs James River, on his Land; and praying. That if this Houfe fhould adjudge it proper to appoint a Ferry near there, that it may be appointed from the Petitioner's Land to the Land of

Petition of Robert Carter,

and the upper Inhabitants

Oppofition to a Petition of

A fhford

Afhford Hughes, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.


Ordered,

That the

faid Petition

do

lie

Petition of Robert Boiling, William Stark,

on the Table. and Theoderick Bland, by Order

of the

Veftry of Briftol Parifh, praying. That the Parifh of Dale


the Church Ornaments,
Briftol;

Parifh of and the Plate marked with the and alfo to fell the Glebe which belonged to the Parifh of Briftol before it was divided; and to pay the faid Parifh of Briftol, their Proportion of the Money arifing from fuch Sale, was offered to the Houfe; and the Queftion being put. That the faid
Petition be received?

may be compelled Name of the faid

to deliver

Refolved in the Negative.

102

of

Lards

out and apply the Rents and Profits To impawer Peter Hedgman, Gent, to lay mentioned, whereof William Brent lately died fetfed, certain 'intailed Lands therein and for otJver Purpofes therein mentioned, paying the Debts of the faid Decedent;

Bill

was read a Second Time. to M' Ordered, That the Bill be committed Counties. George and the Members of King
Ordered,

Waller, the

,,

Members

of

William, Pnnce iir;;

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, September 22, 1744.

TWO

Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be Allegiance and Supremacy, taken by Ad of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of and alfo fubfcribed the Abjuration, of and taken and fubfcribed the Oath
teft,

were admitted to their Places in the Houfe. to be abfent from the Service Ordered, That M' Sweney and M^ Baylor have Leave next. 'til Tuefday Weftwood M^ of the Houfe 'til Wednefday, and Upon a Motion made. Books, containing Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to infpedl feveral old Confequence to the Country: great be of may which Things, other our Charters, and many

And

it is

accordingly referred to
infpe<5t

Pmuer, to

M' Benjamin Waller, M"- Lomax, and M' the fame; and report what they think neceffary to be done with
M-- Beverley,

them.

A
may

Petition of William Meriwether, a Member of this Houfe, praying, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to dock the Intail of Forty Acres of Land lying in Hanovei

Covmty, by him fold to feveral Perfons for the Ufe of a Town; and fince eftablifhed by Adl of Affembly, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered. That M'' Power do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of
the Petition.

That Leave

Sufannah Cooper, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying, be given to bring in a Bill, to enable her to fue and be fued, as a Feme Sole: And alfo to enable her to pufchafe, fell, and difpofe of the Negros, and other Eftate, in the fame Manner as a Feme Sole may by Law; or that fhe may be otherwife

Petition of

may

relieved as this Houfe, in their

Wifdom,

fhall

think reafonable.
in

Ordered,

That

M"'

Carter do prepare

and bring

Bill,

according to the Prayer

of the Petition.

A
That

Petition of the Minifter, Churchwardens,

and Veftry

of the Parifh of Bruton, in

the Counties of York and James City, was prefented to the Houfe,
this

and read; praying, Expence of repairing the Two Wings of the Church in the faid Parifh, (which were built by Order of the Affembly) to be defrayed out of the Public Money; and referring to the Confideration of the Houfe, Whether an Organ, to be bought by the Public, and appropriated to the Ufe of Divine Service, at the Church where the Seat of Government fhall be, will not add greatly to the Harmony of Praife to the Supreme Being? Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with
Houfe
will direct the

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A
Will;

Bill, intituled.

intailed Lxinds, to raife

enable Mann Page, Efq; Money for the Paiment of his Father's

An

Ad,

to

to fell

Debts,

and difpofe of certain and Performance of his

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned; was read the Third Time.


Bill to

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M-^ Carter do carry the
Refolved,

the Council, for their Concurrence.

Upon

I03)

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to prevent the Inhabitants of Tappahannock Town, from raifmg and keeping Hogs at large within the faid Town: And that M'' Beverley do prepare and bring in the fame. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, for dividing the Upper Parifh of Nanfemond County, and adding Part thereof to Suffolk Parifh, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Harrifon do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Motion was made. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the Adt, intituled. An Ad, againft ftealing Hogs. Ordered, That M'' Douglas do prepare and bring in the fame. A Bill, For dividing the County of Goochland; and for dividing the Paripi of St. James, in that County; and far other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the BlU be committed to M'' William Randolph, M" Benjamin Cocke,

and

M"' Ruffin.

For continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, to allow Perfons not making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in Money, was read a Time and committed to M'' Beverley, M'' Conway, and M'' Elligood. Second A Bill, To repeal Part of an Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Building Wooden Chimnies in the Towns of York and Gloucefter; and for pulling down fuch as are already built therein: And to reftrain Hogs and Goats from going at large in the faid Town of York; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. M'' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from feveral Counties and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place,

Bill,

concerned in

and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report lie on the Table.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o 'Clock.

Monday, September 24, 1744.

Bill, intituled.

an Ad, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the Towns of York and Gloucefter; and for pulling down fuch as are already built therein: And to reftrain Hogs and Goats from going at large in the faid Town of York; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned,

An Ad,

to

repeal Part of

was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Nelfon do carry the

the Council, for their Concurrence. M"' Nelfon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For reducing the Laws made, for laying a Duty on Liquors, into One Ad of Affembly; and for continuing the faid Duty;
Bill to

and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. M"- Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred; and had come to feveral
Refolutions thereupon
:

Which he read

in his Place,

Table; where the fame being again twice read, On Confideration of the Petition of Charles Ewell,
Refolved,

and afterwards delivered in at the were agreed to by the Houfe, as follows:

Endeavour to have the Negro Man Will, in the Petition mentioned, out-lawed; but before he could have the Proclamation of Outlawry figned according to Law, the faid Slave was fhot dead And that he was of the Value of Thirty Four Pounds, which ought to be paid.
That the
faid Ewell did his
:

On

I04)

fetting forth, That her HufConfideration of the Petition of Margaret Wheeler, Expedition, and died in His band John Wheeler, was an inlifted Soldier in the late

On

Majefty's Service,
Refolved,

r, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that Ihe ought to be

allowed Ten Pounds.

be an Inftrudion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the feveral Claims. Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolutions, in the Book of Harry, a Slave of his, having killed That forth. fetting A Petition of Moor Fantleroy,
Ordered,

That

it

his Wife, alfo a Slave of his, ran

away; and being out-lawed, fome fmall Time

after,

drowned himfelf
Alfo a Petition of John Mundell, Keeper of the Public Goal, fetting forth. That the Fees allowed by Law are very low, and the Price of Tobacco being very much fallen, he is unable to fupport himfelf and maintain the Prifoners, out of the Profits of his Office;

and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with their
Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of
Trade,

made on Tuefday
That
it is

laft,

as follows

Refolved,

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Exportation of Grain

from hence to Foreign Markets, is a confiderable and beneficial Branch of the Trade of His Majefty's Subjects here, but for fome Time paft greatly leffened, by Reafon of the low Prices thereof abroad; and that therefore it will be of publick Benefit to encourage the making and Exportation of Wheat, by granting a Bounty or Praemium to the
Exporters thereof.

And

the fame being twice read,


//

and

after a Debate, the Queftion put.

That the

faid

Refolution be agreed to?

paffed in the Negative.

For amending and continuing the Ad, for the better Regulating and Collecting certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time, and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe.
Bill,

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into

a Committee upon the faid

Bill,

To-morrow.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday^ September 25, 1744.

Claim of William Clinch, for feveral Services therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Jofeph Clinch, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and received.

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claims refpedlively, in the Book of Claims.

M' Waller reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, To impower Peter Hedgman, Gent, to lay out and apply the Rents and Profits of certain intailed Lands
William Brent lately died feifed, towards paying the Debts of Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true; and that they had made feveral Amendments to the Bill; which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame being twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe.
the faid Decedent;

therein mentioned, whereof

and for

other

Ordered,

That the

Bill,

with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.

(I05)
Martha Weft, Executrix of the Laft Will and Teftament of Thornas Weft, deceafed, and Francis Weft, Brother of the faid Thomas, praying, That an Adl may pafs, to dock the Intail of Six Hundred and Fifteen Acres of Land, called Chankin's, Field; and to fettle a Tradl of Land of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, called the Home Houfe, &c. containing Six Hundred Acres, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That M"' Carter do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer
Petition of
of the faid Petition.

M' Conway reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to His Majefty which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered
;

in at the Table.

That the faid Addrefs do lie on the Table. M"^ Conway mov'd for Leave to prefent a Bill, to explain Part of an Adt, intituled. An Ad, concerning Servants and Slaves And the fame was received, and read the Firft
Ordered,
:

Time.

be read a Second Time. A Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of Williamfburg, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying. That an Adl may pafs, to give them full Power to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the Corporation, for building a Prifon, and the like Occafions of the City; and alfo to compel the Courts of York and James City, refpeAively, to pay all Prifon Fees arifing within the Corporation, as would properly be chargeable upon the faid Cotmties, if there were no fuch Corporation and alfo to impower the Magiftrates of the City, to take up, and commit to hard Labour,
Ordered,

That the

Bill

Vagrants and
Ordered,

idle

Perfons reforting thereto.


M*^

That

Harmer and

M''

Benjamin Waller do prepare and bring

in a Bill,

according to the Prayer of the Petition.

M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions from the County of Prince George; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Propofition for dividing the Parifhes of Briftol, and Bath, by a Line to begin Two Miles above M' Anthony Walke's Mill, on Appomattox River; thence a South Courfe to Stony Creek; thence down the faid Creek to Surry Coimty Line, is
the
reafonable.

And
rejecfted.

that the Petition againft the Divifion thereof, be rejet^led. Refolved, That the Propofition againft the Divifion of Prince George Coimty, be
Ordered,

That the Committee

for Courts of Juftice,

do prepare and bring

in

Bill,

purfuant to the First Refolution. Ordered, That M"^ Richard Cocke, and
of Claims.

M-"

Jofeph Gray, be added to the Committee


itfelf

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved For amending and continuing the Ad, for the
Officers

into a Committee,

upon the

Bill,

better
:

Regulating and Colleding certain

after fome Time fpent therein, That the Committee had reported, M"^ Conway and M' Speaker refumed the Chair; made fome Progrefs in the Bill, and had dire(fted him to move the Houfe, that they

Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned

And

may have Leave


Refolved,

to

fit

again.

That

this

Houfe

will

To-morrow

refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee to confider

further the faid Bill.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

fFednefdayt

(io6)
ff^ednefday, September 26y

1744*

MR
Table.

the Bill, For dividing Benjamin Cocke reported. That the Committee to whom in that County; St. James Parifh the of dividing theCounty of Goochland, and for made feveral had committed, and for other Pnrpofes therein mentioned, was

Amendments

thereto; which he read in his Place,


in at the Table;

and afterwards delivered


Bill,

the Bill with the Amendments, agreed to by the Houfe, and an

where the fame being twice read, were


to the Title of the
at the

Amendment made

with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. appointed had. according to Order, M^ Beverley reported, That the Committee in the Secretary's Office; and agreed examined into the Condition of the old Records afterwards delivered in at the Table. and Place, his upon a Report Which he read in Ordered, That the Report lie on the Table. A Petition of Thomas Chew was prefented to the Houfe. and read; fetting forth, Bryan, in the County Court of Orange, That he obtained a Judgment againft one Deitnis Pounds of Tobacco, Nineteen Thoufand Eight Hundred and Thirty Nine and a Half
Ordered,

That the

Bill,

for for

which he was taken in Execution, and made his Efcape out of Prifon; and that he and praying that had taken all proper Methods to recover the fame, but failed therein; as they think fit. this Houfe will afford him fuch Relief the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Confideration Ordered, That the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with the of Claims: And that they do examine their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

from the Committee of Claims, moved for the Diredlions of the Houfe, whether the Committee fhould allow feveral Claims, certified from the County of Orange, for patrolling, by Order of his Honour the Governor. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to allow the faid Claims

M'

Beverley,

in the

Book

of Claims.

Campbell, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For giving a Reward for Killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County by the Court; and for altering the Court-Day of the faid County: And the fame was read the
M"'

Firft

Time.
Ordered,

That the

Bill

be read a fecond Time.

Leave to bring in a Bill, for amending an Adl, made in the M"' intituled. An Ad, for laying an Impofition upon Skins and Furs, Anne, Fourth of Queen for the better Support of the College of William and Mary, in Virginia; and it was accordingly referred to the Committee of Trade, to prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Carter, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For eftablifhing a Town near Roy'.y Warehoufe, in the County of Caroline and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was read the First Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for dividing the Upper Parifh of Nanfemond County, and adding Part thereof to Suffolk Parifh, without any AmendNelfon

moved

for

ment.
Bill, to amend Part of an A(5t, intituled; Payment of Levies, and Reftraint of vagrant and idle People; for the more effedual Difcovery and Profecution of Per fans having Baftard Children; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was received, and read the Firft

M-"

Bland moved for Leave to prefent a


for the better fecuring the

i*t

An

Ad,

Time.

And

the Queftion being put. That the faid Bill be read a Second Time?

It

paffed

in the Negative.
Refolved,

That the

faid Bill be reje<5led.

I07)
for

Petition of Robert Lovell

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying


:

an

Allowance for fetting over his Ferry, Eighty Six Soldiers

And

the Queftion being put,

That the faid Petition be referred to a Committee ? It puffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejected. A Petition of Martin Palmer was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying for an Allowance for bringing down feveral Goods, ftolen by Mary Dillon, who was fent from King William County to the General Court, for her Trial; and alfo praying to be allowed Two Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, levied on Jofeph Oaks, faid to be of King William County, for his Rimaway Negro, at the Time the Petitioner was Sheriff of that County, and who, upon ftridt Search, could not be found. Ordered, That the Conlideration of the Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved into a Committee, to confider further the Bill, For amending and continuing the Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees, and other Piirpofes therein mentioned; and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Spea^^r refumed the Chair andM.^ Conway, from the Committee, reported, that they had gone through the Bill, and had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do lie on the Table.
;

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'clock.

Thurfday, September 27, 1744.


That an humble Addrefs be made to the Governor, to defire the Favour of him, to reprefent to our moft Gracious Sovereign, the Mifconducfb and Behaviour of the Commanders of His Ships of War, ftationed here for the Protecftion of our Trade, in neglefting their Duty; and to requeft of his Majefty, that He will be pleafed to give Orders to fuch Commanders, to obferve and follow the Advice and Direcftions of the Governor and Council of this Colony; fo that they may thereby become more ferviceable and ufeful to us. Ordered, That M'' Conway wait on the Governor with the faid Addrefs. M'' Beverley reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill, For dividing the parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was re-committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame being twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Member having informed the Houfe, That John Auftin, of King William County, in his prefence had faid. That if a Bill paffed for erecting a middle Parifh in that County, that M' Power and M"' Moore fhould never fee the Capitol again and alfo faid, that if he lived in the Upper Parifh, he would raife a Body of Men, and come down and drive the Houfe of Burgeffes into Hampton River. Refolved, That the faid John Auftin, in uttering the faid Words, is guilty of a high Crime and Mifdemeanor. Refolved, That the faid John Auftin, for his faid Offence, be fent for in the Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms and that M' Speaker iffue his Warrant accordingly. M^ Nelfon, according to Order, prefented a Bill, To amend the Ad, for better regulating Ordinary-Keepers, and Retailers of ftrong Liquors; and to prevent their getting Credit; and to difable them to maintain any Adion, or recover any Money, Tobacco, or other Commodity, for such Liquor, fold upon Credit; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.
Refolved,
;
; ;

UPON

a Motion made,

(io8)
That her Hufband died in his Majefty's Confideration of the Houfe therein, the praying and Expedition; Ser\-ice. on the late was prefented to the Houfe, and read. be referred to the Conunittee Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition report the fame, with Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and

Petition of Elizabeth Jones, fetting forth,

of

their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Carter, according to Order, prefented a

to the and to veft the fame Ufes; and the fame was read the First Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Motion was made, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to amend the A(5l, Declaring the Law concerning Attachments; and altering the Court-Days in the Counties of Accomack

therein mentioned,

To dock fame in Francis Weft; and


Bill,

the Intail of certain


to fettle other

Lands

Lands

and Amelia.

That M' Benjamin Waller do prepare and bring in the fame. The Houfe being informed. That the Rev. M' Fife had, in a Sermon preach'd at Norfolk, on Sunday laft, refiedled on Two of the Members of this Houfe, Ordered, That the faid Information be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Privileges and Eledions: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report
Ordered.

the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the

Amendments

to the Bill, For

amending and continuing the AH, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Ptirpofes therein mentioned; and the fame being twice read, were agreed to,
with fome Amendments; and other Amendments were made to the Bill by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Motion was made, for Leave to bring in a Bill, to amend the Adl, Concerning
Tithables.

Ordered,
M"^

That M' Carter do prepare and bring

in the fame.

Harrifon reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For enabling the Juftices of Prince William and Fairfax Counties, to
levy Tobacco on the faid Counties, to fupport
Firft

Occoquan Ferry

and the fame was read the

Time.

That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Bill, For eftablifhing a Town near Roy'j. Warehoufe, in the County of Caroline; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M'' Carter, M"" Lomax, M'' Baylor, M'' Waller, and M' Turner And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof and report the
Ordered,
:

fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Michael Brinfly, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe, and received.
Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrucftion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

Claim

in

the

Book

of Claims.

An AH, to impower Peter Hedgman, Gent, to lay out and apply Rents and Profits of certain intailed Lands therein mentioned, whereof William Brent lately died feifed, towards paying the Debts of the faid Decedent; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time.
Bill, intituled.

the

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Harrifon carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, For dividing the County of Goochland, and Parifh of St. James, in that County; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the Third Time, and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M-" Benjamin Cocke carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.
Refolved,

Ordered,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday^

; :

109)

Friday, September 28, 1744.


Ordered,

THAT

'til Friday next. Banks William was prefented to the Houfe, and road; A Petition of praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to dock the In tail of Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, and a Water Grift-Mill, lying in

M''

Crafford have Leave to be abfent from the Hoiife,

King William County; and for fettling Negros, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes. Ordered, That M"" Carter do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of
the Petition.

That the Committee to whom the Bill, To explain and amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad to prevent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and to regidate Attornies, pradifing in the County Courts, was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame being again read, were agreed to, with fome Amendments, and an Amendment made
M''

Carter reported.

to the Title of the Bill.

Ordered,

M'' Beverley,

under their
Table

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred; and had come to feveral
:

Refolutions thereupon
;

Which he read

in his Place,

and afterwards

delivered in at the

where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows
Confideration of the Petition of Thotnas Chew,

On

Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that he ought to be reimburfed by the faid County of Orange, the faid Sum of Nineteen Thoufand Eight Hundred Thirty Nine and a Half Povmds of Tobacco. On Confideration of the Petition of Martin Palmer, late Under-Sheriff of King

William County,

That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that he ought to be allowed, asa Witnefs, coming and returning Thirty Six Miles, Ferriages over Claiborne's, and Three Days Attendance; and for his Boy and Horfe, Two Htmdred Pounds of Tobacco and alio, that he ought to be paid One Hundred and Eighty Pounds of Tobacco, to be levied on Charles Oaks, of King William County, the Owner of the faid Runaway, mentioned in the faid Petition.
Refolved,
;

On
paid

Confideration of the Petition of

Moor

Fantleroy, of Richmond,

Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that he ought to be

Twenty Five Poimds.

On

Confideration of the Petition of John Boiling,

That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that he ought to be paid Three Pounds a year, from the Tenth of November, 1742, to the Tenth of NovemRefolved,
ber,

1744.

be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Claims, to make the feveral Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the Refolutions agreed to by the
Ordered,

That

it

Houfe.

from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported, That the Committee have further examined what Laws have expired fmce the laft Seffion, or are near expiring; and have come to a Refolution thereupon; Which he read in his Place, and M'
Carter,

then delivered in at the Table.

That the Report do lie on the Table. A Meffage from the Coimcil, by M' Walthoe: That they have paffed a Bill, intituled. An Ad, for continuing an Ad, made in the Firfi Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad, for making more effedual Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions; and one other Adl, intituled, An Ad, for continuing and amending the aforementioned Ad.
Ordered,

Alfo

(no)
Alfo a
Bill,

intituled,

An Ad,
Time

for the
of

Militia of this Colony, in this

more frequent Training and Excercifmg the imminent Danger; to which they defire the Con-

currence of this Houfe. and Eleftions, be difcharged from proOrdered, That the Committee of Pri\'ileges M-" Fife. ceeding on the Information againft the Rev. and Grievances, reported, That Propofitions of Committee the from Harrifon,
divers Petitions from feveral Counties, the Committee had had under their Confideration, thereupon: Which he read in Refolutions them referred; and had come to feveral
to

and aftenvards delivered in at the Table; where Part thereof being twice Amendment, as follows read, was agreed to by the Houfe, with an of Hanover, to have a third Infpedor County the from Refolved, That the Petition appointed at Page's Warehoufe, be rejected. Upon Confideration of a Petition from the faid County, to have the Place called Newcaftlc, eftablifhed a Town, with the Privileges as are granted to other Towns and to have as much Land added, as will make the fame Thirty Five Acres, Refolved, That that Part of the Petition, to have the Place called Newcaftle, eftablifhed a Town, with the Privileges as are granted to other Towns, is reafonable. And that Part of the Petition, to have as much Land added as will make the fame
his Place,
;

Thirty Five Acres, be rejeded. Refolved, That a Petition from the Counties of Weftmoreland and Stafford, to have i ereded on the Land of M' Richard Bernard, be rejedled. Warehoufe a On Confideration of a Petition from the Infpeftors at Roy's and Conway's Ware-

Rappahanock River, for an additional Salary, That an additional Salary of Ten Pounds per Annum, be added to the Salary of the Infpedors at Roy's Warehoufe; and that Five Poimds per Annum be added to the Salary of the Infpe(5lors at Conway's Warehoufe. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Report, be referred 'til Wednefday next and that the Houfe be called over on that Day. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring
houfes, on
Refolved,
;

i l

in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution for eftablifhing


caftle,

Town

at the Place called

New1

with the Privileges as are granted to other Towns.

Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee, to

whom

it is

referred to pre-

pare and bring in a


the Staple of

For amending the Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One
Bill,

Ad of Affembly, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the laft Refolution. A Petition of William Parks, Printer, fetting forth. That the Salary allowed

himj
i

for all his Printing for the Public, at the laft Seffion of Affembly, terminates this Seffion;

and praying, That a Salary of Two Hundred Pounds per Annum may be allowed him, and Three Half Pence per Sheet for Infpeclors Notes and Books, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Petition do lie on the Table. A Petition of the Infpeftors at Shoccoe's, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying for an additional Salary, their Services being much more than they were at the Time their Salaries were laft fettled. 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 the Infpedlors at Moreton's Warehoufe, in King George County, praying an additional Salary, was prefented to the Houfe, and read

And

the Oueftion being put. That the Petition be referred to a Committee?

It

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

That the Petition be


That George

rejedled.

||d

Petition of George Braxton, the Younger,


Carter, Efq; deceafed,

fetting forth,

was prefented to the Houfe, and by his Laft Will and Teftament,

read;
after

annexing

(hi)
annexing the Slaves of which he died poffeffed, to Lands of which he died feifed, in Tail, did devife all the reft of his Real Eftate to his Brother John Carter, Efq; and his Heirs, in Trtift, to fell the fame, and pay the Money arifmg by fuch Sale, to fuch Perfons, and in fuch Shares, as by the Laws of Virginia the Perfonal Eftate of any one dying inteftate, is diftributed: That the faid John Carter, Efq; the Tniftee, is now alfo dead, and that his eldeft Son, being an Infant, is incapable of felling the faid Lands; and praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to veft the faid Lands in certain Perfons, in Truft, to fell the fame, in Fee-Simple; and to diftribute the Money arifmg from fuch Sale, in fuch Manner as by the faid Will is direfted. Ordered, That M"' Benjamin Waller do prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the Petition. M'' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Returns of feveral new Writs for
eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent

Refolutions thereupon
Table; where the

Which he read

in his Place,

General Affembly; and had come to feveral and afterwards delivered in at the

fame was again read, and is as follows Refolved, That the Returns of the Writs for elecT;ing Burgeffes in the Counties of Hanover, James City, King William, Middle fex, Gloucefter, Weftmoreland, Stafford, and Surry, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law.

And
William,

that the Returns of the Writs for electing Burgeffes for the Counties of Prince

Frederick, are not made in the Form prefcribed by Law. That the Clerk amend the Returns of the refpedlive Sheriffs of Prince William, and Frederick, at the Table And they were amended accordingly. Refolved, That no Petition fhall be received, after Saturday Se'nnight. M"^ Douglas, according to Order, prefented a Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled, An A6t again ft Hog-ftealing; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

and

Ordered,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, September 29, 1744.

A
A
for the

Bill,

Slaves,

To explain Part of an Ad, intituled. An Ad, concerning Servants and was read a Second Time and the Queftion being put, That the Bill be committed? It pa ffed in the Negative. Then the Queftion was put, That the Bill be Ingroffed? It paffed in the
;

Negative.

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be

reje(5ted.

Petition of the Infpe(ftors at Cabbin Point Warehoufe, in the

County

of Surry,

praying for an additional Salary, was prefented to the Houfe, and read.

That the Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances And that they do examine the Matter thereof and report
Ordered,
:

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

That M'' Douglas have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Hovife, Recovery of his Health. M'' Nelfon reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For amending an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for laying an Impofition upon Skins and Furs, for the better Support of the College of William arui Mary, in Virginia and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Bill, For enabling the Juftices of Prince William and Fairfax Counties, to levy Tobacco on the faid Counties, to fupport Occoquan Ferry, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed.
Ordered,
;

(112)

A
to

Bill,

Direding the Sale

of feveral Glebes,

was read a Second Time; and committed

a Bill, to amend an Ad, Motion was made, That Leave be given to brmg in Relation to the Opinion, Differences and of intituled, An Ad. for fettling fame Doubts away taking and of Reading; and to to Women, Benefit of Clergy;' for allounng the fame

M'

Beverley.

difable certain

Per fans therein mentioned to be Witneffes. the fame. Ordered, That M' Kennon do prepare and bring in

To amend the Ad, for better regulating Ordinary-Keepers, and Retailers of Credit; and to difable them to maintain any ftrong Liqiiors; and to prevent their giving Liquor, fold on Credit, Aaion, or recover any Money, Tobacco, err other Commodity, for fuch Wormley, and Reddick, M' Beverley, M^ to committed was read a Second Time; and

Bill,

M"^

Hutchins.
Ordered,

That

M""

Wall have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe,

'til

Friday next.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday, October

i,

1744.

AN

Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled. An Ad, for the more frequent Training and Exercifing the Militia of this Colony, in this Time of imminent Danger:

an Ad, made in the Firft Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad, for making more effedual Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions; and one other Adl, intituled. An Ad, for continuing and amending the aforementioned Ad, were feverally read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. A Petition of Jofiah Smith, of the Borough of Norfolk, praying, That their Militia Court-Day may be altered; and alfo, that the Aldermen of the faid Borough may be obliged to appear at Mufters, and that they may not be the Military Judges thereof: And that all Sailors who are Inhabitants of the faid Borough, and that do appear at any Mufters, may be obliged to bear Arms, was offered to the Houfe; and the Queftion being put, That the Petition be received? // pa ffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Petition be rejecfted. M"^ Conway moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, to amend the Law, Concerning outAlfo an Ingroffed
Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for continuing

lawed Slaves.

And

the Queftion being put thereupon ?

Refolved in the Negative.

from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent Lawyers exading or receiving exorbitant Fees: Alfo a Bill, For diinding the Parifh of Bath, in the County of Prince George, and adding
M'' Carter,

Parifh; and the fame were feverally read the Firft Time. That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. M' Wormley, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To amend the Ad, for better regulating Ordinary Keepers, and Retailers of ftrong Liquors; and to prevent their giving Credit; and to difable them to maintain any Adion, or recover any Money, Tobacco, or other Conimodity, for fuch Liquors fold on Credit, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made to the Bill which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the

Part thereof

to Briftol

Ordered,

Table.
Ordered,

W
Law

That the

Bill

be re-committed to M' Benjamin Waller, and

M"'

Reddick.
declaring the

Waller, according to Order, prefented a Bill,

To amend

the

Ad,

concerning Attachments; and altering the Court-Days in the Counties of and Amelia; and the fame was read the Firft Time.
Ordered,

Accomack

That the

Bill

be read a Second Time.

("3)
M' Harmer
prepared a
Bill,

reported,

That the Committee appointed, had, according


the

to Order,

Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

To enable

Common

Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for enabling the Juftices of Prince

Counties, to levy Tobacco on the faid Counties, to fupport

William and Fairfax Occoquan Ferry, was read the

Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Wafhington carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Petition of John Auftin was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, That he is now attending in Cuf tody and that he is truly fenfible of his Folly, in fpeaking the Words he is charged with, and is heartily forry for the fame, and is ready to fubmit to what this Houfe fhall direft. Ordered, That the faid John Auftin be brought to the Bar of the Houfe, and that he with his Crime, from the Chair; and that he make his Submiffion for acquainted be the fame: And he was brought to the Bar; and M'' Speaker having informed him of his
Refolved,
;

Crime, he

made

his Submiffion accordingly.

That the faid John Auftin be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees. A Bill, To Amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, againft ftealing Hogs, was read a Second Time; and committed to M'' Waller, M'' Harrifon, and M"' Hedgman. A Petition of John Belfield, an Infant, was prefented to the Houfe, and read praying that Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to enable him, notwithftanding his Infancy, or fome other Perfon or Perfons in Truft for him, to fell Two Tradls of intailed Lands therein mentioned, and make eff e(5lual Conveyances thereof and to apply the PurchafeOrdered,
;

Money arifmg thereby, to the Purchafe of another Tradl of Land therein mentioned: And the Queftion being put. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill? It paffed in the
Negative.

in

That the faid Petition be rejedled. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for Diffolving the prefent Veftries this Colony; and for Ele(5ling new Veftries: And that M'' Waller do prepare and
Refolved,

bring in the fame.

Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have paffed a Bill, intituled. An Ad, for the Relief to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.

of certain Creditors

And

that they have

made fome Amendments


and Parifh

to the

Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

for

dividing the County of Goochland,

of St. James,'

and

for other Purpofes therein

mentioned; to which they alfo defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.


M"'

Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That


referred, fetting forth.

the Committee
to

had had under their Confideration, a Petition from King William County, That the Parifh of St. Margaret, in its prefent Situation, is very inconvenient; and that Eight Hundred Tithables taken from the faid Parifh, and Two Hundred and Fifty from the Parifh of St. John, adjacent thereto, would form a very fufficient middle Parifh; and praying, that the faid Parifh of St. Margaret may be divided by the County Line; and that the faid Parifh of St. John be divided by a Line to be run from Cox's Rolling-houfe Landing, on Mattapony River, along the Road by Jacob Sellar's, to the County Road; and from thence a ftraight Line to Gooding's Ifland, on Pamunkey River; and had come to a Refolution thereupon; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to explain and amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, to prevent frivolous and vexations Suits, and to regulate Attornies pradifing in the County Courts; was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
them
Ordered,

(114)
Ordered,
rence.

That M' Benjamin Waller carry the

Bill to

the Council, for their Concur.

Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for dividing the

Parifk

of

Hamilton, tn

the

County

_,

of Prince

and other Purpofes therein William, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes; in the Bill filled up. Blanks feveral the and Time; mentioned, was read a Third
Refolved,

Ordered,
rence.

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Thomas Harrifon carry the

Bill to

the Council, for their Concur-

M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That amending the Ad, intituled, the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. M' Harrifon alfo reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, To eftablifh and confirm the Bounds and Title of Lands held in the Town of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place; and delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. A Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Francis Weft; and to fettle other lands to the fame Ufes; was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M' Carter, the Members of King William County, M' Braxton, and M' Benjamin Waller; and that they do examine into the Allegations thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday, October

2i
the

i744*
Bill,

MR.

Carter,

from the Committee to

whom

For

eftablifhing a

Town

near

Roy '5

Warehoufe, in the County of Caroline; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, reported. That the Committee had examined
into the Allegations thereof,
Bill

made an Amendment to the Bill, with the Amendment, in to, with an Amendment.
Ordered,

at

and found them to be true; and that they had Which he read in his Place, and then delivered the the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed
:

Bill, with the Amendment, be Ingroffed. from the Committee to whom the Bill, Direding the Sale of feveral Glebes, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made to the Bill Which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Petition of John Belfield, an Infant, was recommended by the Council, to the Confideration of this Houfe; praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to

That the

M'

Beverley,

enable him, notwithftanding his Infancy, to fell Two Tracts of Land, mentioned in the faid Petition; and to make effedual Conveyances thereof; and to apply the Money arifing from fuch Sale, to certain Ufes therein alfo mentioned; and the fame was read.
Carter, U' Fantleroy, and M"^ Waller, do prepare and according to the Prayer of the Petition. A Petition of fundry the Inhabitants of the Parifh of King William, in Goochland County, praying. That they may be added to St. James's Parifh, in the fame County; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Alfo a Petition of the Churchwardens and Veftry of the Parifh of Frederick fville,

Ordered,

That M' Conway, M'

bring in a

Bill,

in the

County

of Louifa

praying. That Leave

may

be given to bring in a

Bill,

to compel

the

("5)
the Parifh of St. Martin, in the County of Hanover, to repay them their proportionable Part of a new Church, built a ver>' fhort Time before they were divided from the faid
Parifh of St. Martin;

and

alfo

Ten Thoufand Pounds

of Tobacco, levied

Veftry of the faid Parifh, after the paffmg the Adt for the Divifion, took Place; was prefented to the Houfe, and read.
Ordered,

on them by the and before the fame

That the Confideration of the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances: And that they do examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Corbin, according to Order, prefented a Bill, To amend the Ad, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled. An Ad, for Encouragement of Building Water Mills; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. M"' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported a Bill, For continuing and amending the Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers, pafflng with Cattle through this Colony, and for laying a Duty on Horfes: Alfo a Bill, For appointing feveral new Ferries: And the fame were feverally read
the Firft Time.
Ordered,
M"'

That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. Nelfon reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, preBill,

pared a

For

Relief of infolvent Debtors,

and

for effedual Difcovery

and equal DifTime.

tribution of their Eftates; and the fame was received, Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

and read the

Firft

Meffage from the Council, by M"" Waltltoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for enabling the Jnftices of Prince William and Fairfax Counties, to levy Tobacco on the faid Counties, for fupporting

Occoquan Ferry.
Alfo to the
frivolous
Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

to

amend an Ad,

intituled,

An Ad,

to

prevent

and vexatious Suits; and

to regulate Attornies, practifing in the

County Courts,

without any Amendment. M'' Benjamin Waller reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, To amend the Ad, for better regulating Ordinary-Keepers, and Retailers of ftrong Liquors; and to prevent their giving Credit; and to difable than to maintain any Adion, or recover any Money,
Tobacco, or other Commodity, for fuch Liquors, fold on Credit,

made
Bill,

feveral

Amendments

thereto; which he read in his Place,


;

to,

with the Amendments, in at the Table by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.

was re-committed, had and then delivered the where the fame were again read, and agreed

M"' Carter, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gent, in Fee-Simple; and

for fettling feveral Slaves, therein

named, in Lieu

thereof, to the

fame Ufes; and the fame

was read the


Ordered,

Firft

Time.
Bill

That the

be read a Second Time.


M''

Meffage from the Council, by

Walthoe:

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to impower Peter Hedgman, Gent, to lay out and apply the Rents and Profits of certain intailed Lands therein mentioned, whereof William Brent lately died feifed, towards paying the Debts of the faid Decedent; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendments. A Bill, For dividing the Parifh of Bath, in the County of Prince George, and adding Part thereof to Briftol Parifh, was read a Second Time; and committed to M"" Bland, and M'' Eppes. A Bill, For continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent Lawyers exading or receiving exorbitant Fees, was read a Second Time; and committed to M'
Ludwell, M'' Carter,

M' Corbin, and

M"^

Reddick.

An

(ii6)
and Exercifing Ingroffed Bill from the Council, for the more frequent Training read Second Time: was a Danger, imminent the Militia of this Colony, in this Time of And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed ? // paffed in the Negative. Then the Queftion was put. That the faid Bill be read a Third Time? It paffed in

An

the Negative.

Refolved,

Ad, made in the Firft Year more effedual Provifion againft making of His An Ad, for continuing and intituled. Adl, other Invafions and Infurredions; and one Two Amendments made atnemiing the aforementioned Ad, was read a Second Time; and

An

That the faid Bill be rejeAed. Ingroffed Bill from the Council, for continuing an

Majefty's Reign, intituled,

An

Ad,

for

to the

Bill.

That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them that this Houfe have made fome Amendments to the faid Bill; to which they defire their Concurrence:
Ordered,
I\l-- Carter carry the faid Meffage. according to Order, prefented a Bill, For Diffolving the prefent Veftries Waller, U' in this Colony; for Eleding new Veftries; and other Purpofes therein mentioned; and

And

that

the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

Claim

of

William Foard, for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned, was pre-

fented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftruftion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

Claim

in the

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

fFednefday, October 2f i744

A
A
feveral

intituled. An Ad, for eftablifhing a Town near Roy'5 Warehoiife, in the County of Caroline; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.
Bill, Bill, intituled.

An

and Retailers of ftrong to maintain any Adion, or recover any Money, Tobacco, or other Commodity, for fuch Liquors fold on Credit, was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Nelfon do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. M^ Ludwell, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For continuing and amending the Ad, to prevent Lawyers exading or receiving exorbitant Fees, was committed, reported
to the Bill which he read in his Place, and then delivered with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to impower the Veftry of the Parifh of Stratton-Major, in the County of King and Queen, to fell the Glebe of the faid Parifh; and to purchafe a more convenient Glebe, in Lieu thereof, was read a Third Time and a Blank in the Bill filled up.
;

amend the Ad, for better regulating Ordinary-Keepers, Liquors; and to prevent their giving Credit; and to difable them
Ad,
to

Amendments made

the

Bill,

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Braxton do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled, An Ad, for better Regtdating and Colleding certain Officers Fees, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time; and feveral Amendments made thereto; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence.
Refolved,

M'

("7)
M"' Beverley, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For continuing and amending Ad, intituled, An Ad, to allow Perfons not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in Money, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame being again read, were agreed to, by the

the

Houfe.

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M'' Carter, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported. That the Committee had further examined what Laws have expired, or will expire with, or foon after the End of this Seffion of Affembly and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled, An Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned, which will expire at the End of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, ought
Ordered,
;
:

to be continued.

Refolved,

That the Adt

of Affembly,

made

in the Fifteenth

Year

of

His prefent

Majefty's Reign, intituled.


to

An Ad,

to

impower

the Juftices of Elizabeth-City County,

ered Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, ought to be revived.

or

Bills,

That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do prepare and bring in a Bill purfuant to the faid Refolutions. Ordered, That M"' Buckner have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe,
Ordered,

'til

Monday

next.

Meffage from the Council, by M' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to enable Mann Page, Efq; to fell and difpofe of certain intailed Lands, to raife Money for the Paiment of his Father's Debts, and Performance of his Will; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any

Amendments.

And
Reign,

that they alfo agree to the

Bill, intituled,

An Ad, for continuing intituled, An Ad, for making


;

Amendments made by this Houfe, to the an Ad, made in the Firft Year of His

Ingroffed

Majefty's

Infurredions

and one other

A(5l,

more effedual Provifion againft Invafions and intituled, An Ad, for continuing and amending the

aforementioned Ad.

And

that they have paffed a


Indians,
to fell certain

Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

to

enable the

Nottoway and
to

Nanfemond

Land; and

for other

Purpofes

therein mentioned;

which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. The Houfe being called over, proceeded to the Confideration of that Part of the Report of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Friday laft, which was referred to this Day; and the fame was twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as
follows

Confideration of a Propofition from Elizabeth-City County, to have a Ship, Snow, or other Veffel, bought at the Expence of this Colony, to prote(5l the Trade; and

Upon

alfo to repair

Fort George,

Refolved,
of this

That the purchafmg a Ship, Snow, or other Veffel, to proteA the Trade Colony, is reafonable and that that Part of the Propofition for repairing Fort
;

George, be rejedled.

Ordered,
M"-

That

Hutchins,

Randolph,

Harrifon, M^ Carter, M-- Richard Randolph, Weftwood, Walke, M' Reddick, M' Elligood,
M--

M-"

M^ Baufh, Sweney, U' Beverley


Nelfon,

Colville,

and M' Harmer, do prepare and bring

in a Bill, purfuant to the

faid Refolution.

mentioned, in the Perfons


of

according to Order, prefented a Bill, To veft certain Lands therein who have purchafed under the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town Tappahanock; and the fame was read the Firft Time.
M-- Beverley,

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be read a Second Time.

Upon

(ii8)
Upon a Motion made,
That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, For repealing Part of an Ad, intituled, prepare and bring in the fame. Perfons retnoving into the Bay; and that M' Carter do from the Service of this Hoiife. abfent be to Ordered, That M' Monroe have Leave
Ordered,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday, October^, I744

MR.

Beverley, according to Order, prefented

Bill,

To prevent

the Inhabitants of

Tappahanock Toum, from raifing and keeping Hogs at large within the faid Town; and the fame was read the Firft Time.
Ordered,

That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Bill, For vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gent, in Fee-Simple; and for fettling feveral Slaves, therein named, in Lieu was read a Second Time. thereof, to the fame Ufes Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M' Carter, the Members of King William Covmty, M-^ Braxton, and the Members of New-Kent County And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the
; :

Houfe.
Petition of Anne Geddy, Widow, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting That her late Hufband, James Geddy, by Order of the Governor, cleaned Seven Hundred Arms in the Magazine for which the Treaf urer does not think fit to pay her, without the Dire(5lion of this Houfe fo to do; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with Claims: of
forth.
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

the

to

from the Committee for Courts of Jviftice, reported a Bill, for continuing Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned. Alfo a Bill, For reviving the Ad, to impower the Juftices of Elizabeth-City County, ercd Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame were feverally
M"^ Carter,

Ad,

for altering the

read the Firft Time.

That the faid Bills be read a Second Time. M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported; That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Petitions from feveral Counties, to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Upon Confideration of a Petition from the Infpedlors at Shoccoe's Warehoufe, to] have their Salary raifed, Refolved, That the faid Petition is reafonable; and that the Salary ought to be increafed Five Pounds to each Infpe<5lor. Refolved, That a Petition from the Infpecftors at Cabbin-Point, to have their Salary]
Ordered,
increafed, be reje(5led.

That it be an Inftruclion to the Committee, appointed to prepare andl For amending the Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the Firft Refolution.
Ordered,

bring in a

Bill,

M"- Carter, according to Order, prefented a Bill, for repealing Part of an Ad, intituled, Perfons removing into the Bay; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time.

Ordered,

That the

Bill

be read a Second Time.

Mr

("9)
M' Bland moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, To explain the Ad, intituled, An Ad, to amend the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands; and for preventing unlawftd Shooting and Ranging thereupon, for fo much thereof as relates to the fuing out of Writs in the Nature of an Ad Quod Damnum, for docking intailed Lands, and for the Proof of Deeds, made in Purfuance of the faid A&, and the Question
:

being put thereupon ? Refolved in the Negative.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Friday Se'ennight; and the fame being twice read. Part thereof was agreed to, with an Amendment, as follows Upon Confideration of the Petition of Henry Reeves, of the County of Effex, to them referred, praying Leave to keep a Ferry acrofs Rappahanock River, from his Houfe to the Land of M"' William Fantleroy, which will be much more convenient than
the Ferry formerly appointed to be kept over the faid River,

from Robert Spilsby

Coleman's, to the faid Fantleroy's,

That the faid Petition be reje(5led. That the Propofition from the Coimty of King William, to have a Wareat Waller's Ferry, on Mattapony River, to be under the fame Infpe(5lion as erected houfe that of Walker Town, in King and Queen County; and another at King's Ferry, to be under the fame Infpedtion as that of Williams's, as to fo much thereof as relates to erecting the Warehoufe at Waller's, is reafonable; and that the other Part of the faid Petition
Refolved,

Refolved,

be rejedled.
Refolved, That the Petition from the County of King William, to have Mattapony and Pamunky Rivers cleared, at the Charge of the Publick, be reje<5ted. Upon Confideration of the Petition from Louifa County, praying, that Part of St. Martin's Parifh, which lies between Hanover County Line, and the Line of the Parifhes and of St. Martin, and Frederickfville, may be added to the Parifh of Frederick fville Orange County be added to the faid fmall Part of County of Louifa, to be alfo, that a run from the Head Branch of the Sotith Fork of the Northanna, North, Sixty Five Degrees Weft to the Blue Ridge, Refolved, That the faid Petition be reje(5led. And to the Refolution of the Committee, That the Petition of John Evans, Jun. to them referred, praying, that a Claufe may be added to fome Acft of Affembly, to grant him Leave to keep a Ferry over Pifcataway Creek, in Effex County, from his Side of the faid Creek, to the Land of Thomas Edmonfon, is reafonable, the Houfe
;

difagreed.

That the faid Petition be reje(5ted. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee, appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, For amending the Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of
Refolved,

Affembly, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution for appointing a Warehoufe at Waller's Ferry, on Mattapony, to be under the fame Infpedlion as that of Walker Town, in King and Queen County.

Meffage from the Council, by

M''

Walthoe

That they have made feveral

Amendments

to the Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

for divid-

ing the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, arui ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes; and other Purpofes therein mentioned; to which they defire the

Concurrence of this Houfe.

And
tioned.

that they have agreed to the

Bill, intituled.

An

Ad,

for eftablifhing a

Town

near Roy'5 Warehoufe, in the County of Caroline;

and

for other

Purpofes therein men-

Alfo, to the Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

to

impower

in the County of

King and Queen,

to fell the

the Veftry of Stratton-Major Parifh, Glebe of the faid Parifh; and to purchafe a

more convenient Glebe, in Lieu

thereof,

without any Amendments.

The

I20)
of the

Report of the Committee of wasSe'ennight; and the fame was read, Propofitionsand Grievances, made on Saturday follows: as Houfe, and Part thereof agreed to by the William County, to have a Warehoufe at Refolved, That a Petition from King Infpedion as that of Williams's, be King's, on Pamunkey River, under the fame

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration

Robert

reje(5ted.

Upon

Confideration of a Petition to

them

referred, to

and Repairing Wooden Chimnies in prevent Hogs running at large in the faid Town, Refolved, That the faid Petition is reaf enable. And to the Refolution of the Committee, That the Petition of Jofeph Morton, to them referred, for Liberty to keep Ferry from his Lots in Leeds-Town, over Rappahanock difagreed. River, to the Land of Mrs. Sarah Brooke, be rejecfted; the Houfe
the Building

have an Adt made, to prevent the Town of Richmond; and alfo to

That the faid Petition is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Second Refolution. A Bill, jor appointing feveral new Ferries, was read the Second Time; and committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That it be an Inftrucftion to the faid Committee, that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing a Ferry from Jofeph Morton's Lots, in LeedsTown, over Rappahanock, to the Land of Mrs. Sarah Brooke; purfuant to the RefoRefolved,

lution for that Purpofe.

in Lancafter

Alfo a Claufe of Claufes, for appointing a Ferry from M'' Jeffee Ball's Plantation, County, known by the Name of Fox's old Plantation, over Rappa-

hanock River, to a Plantation of M^ Corbin, in Middlefex,


Weeks's.

known by

the

Name

of

Alfo a Claufe of Claufes, for appointing a Ferry over Patowmack River, at Evan Watkins's Landing, at the Mouth of Canagochego Creek, to Edmund Wade's Landing,
in

Maryland.
Alfo a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing a Ferry from Lemuel Reddick's Lot, adjoinSamuel Jordan's Land, oppofite thereto.
M"'

ing the publick Wharf, in Suffolk, to

Benjamin Harrifon laid before the Houfe, an Account of the Money put into his Hands by the Houfe of Burgeffes, in 1738, and by them directed to be apply 'd to the Purchafe of Arms, for the County of Brunfwick. Ordered, That the faid Account do lie on the Table. Ordered, That the Petition of Robert Carter, and others, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee to whom the Bill, For appointing feveral new Ferries, is
committed. M' Power, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned; and to fettle other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, And the fame was read the Firft Time. to the fame Ufes: Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. An Ingroffed Bill from the Council, For Relief of certain Creditors, tkierein mentioned, was read the Firft Time.
Ordered,

That the Bill be read a Second Time. M' William Waller moved for Leave to bring in a

Bill,

to prevent Minifters tending

Tobacco on Glebe Lands: And the Queftion being put thereupon?


Refolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That M' Digges have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe, Wednefday next.

'til

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Fridayt

(I2l)

Friday, October 5, 1744.


from the Committee to whom the Bill, For vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gent, in Fee-Simple; and for fettling feveral Slaves, therein named, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes, was committed, reported. That they had examined into the Allegations of the Bill, and found them to be true; and that they had made feveral Amendments thereto Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame being again twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M"" Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had tinder their Confideration, divers Petitions to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame being again read, were agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: On Confideration of the Petition of the Minifter, Church Wardens, and Veftrymen of the Parifh of Bruton, in the Coimties of York and James City, Refolved, That the Wings of the Church ought to be repaired by the Public; and that they ought to be paid Thirty Poimds, for fo much expended by the Veftry, in covering the Roof; and that Truftees ought to be appointed to agree for the other Repairs; and that the Treafurer be impowered to pay for the fame, at fuch Times and Proportions

MR.

Carter,

as the faid Truftees fhall agree

and

diredl

And

that that Part of the Petition relating

to the Organ, ought to be rejedled. On Confideration of the Petition of John Mundell, Keeper of the Public Goal,

Refolved, That his Salary is not fufficient; and that he ought to have the further Allowance of Thirty Pounds, for his Care of the faid Goal, from the laft Seffion of Affembly to this Time. On Confideration of the Petition of Elizabeth Copeland, Widow, of Effex County, Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition are true; and that fhe ought to be

allowed

Ten Pounds.
Confideration of the Petition of Elizabeth Jones, of

On
allowed

Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition are true;

King and Queen, Widow, and that fhe ought to be

Ten Pounds.
Confideration of the Petition of

On

Refolved,

Anne Geddy, Widow, That the Petition be rejedled. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to make the

feveral

Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the Refolutions agreed to by the


Houfe.

M' Bland, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For dividing the Parifh of Bath, County of Prince George, and adding Part thereof to Briftol Parifh, was committed, reported an Amendment made to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be Ingroffed. A Bill, For giving a Reward for killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of that County by the Court; and for altering the Court-Day of the faid County, was read a Second Time and committed to the Members for the County of Frederick, to M"^ Colville, M'' Barret, and M' William Waller. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, That they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for altering Louifa County Court-Day. Alfo a Claufe or Claufes, for altering the Court-Day of Fairfax County. M"' Benjamin Waller, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To veft certain Lands therein mentioned, whereof George Carter, Efq; lately died feifed, in Feein the
;

Simple,

122)

the Performance of his Will; and Simple, in certain Truftees therein named, to be fold, for the fame was received, and read the Firft Time.

That the Bill be read a Second Time. of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That M"' Harrifon, from the Committee a Petition from the Inhabitants of Confideration, the Committee had had under their King William Parifh, in Goochland County, to them referred; and had come to a Refoand then delivered in at the Table where lution thereupon Which he read in his Place,
Ordered,
:

the fame was again read, and Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petitioners ought to Parifh which lies in Henrico County, be be redreffed; and that that Part of the faid to the Parifh of Southam Whereupon Part other the and Dale, of Parifh added to the That the faid Refolution be agreed to? put. being a Debate arofe, and the Queftion
is

as follows

//

paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejected. A Meffage from the Council, by M^ Walthoe:

That they have made an Amendment to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees, and other Purpofes therein mentioned; to which
they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.

Bill,

For Diffolving

the prefent Veftries in this Colony; for

Eleding new Veftries;

and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time; and committed to M' Conway, M' Reddick, and M"' Harrifon. Benjamin Waller, Lands therein mentioned, in the Per fans who have pur chafed certain To veft Bill, A under the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Tappahanock, was read a Second Time; and committed to M' Beverley, and M'' Garnet. A Bill, To amend the Ad, declaring the Law concerning Attachments; and for altering the Court-Days in the Counties of Accomack and Amelia, was read a Second Time; and committed to M'' Richard Randolph, M' Bland, M'' Ludwell, and M'' Conway. A Bill, To enable the Common Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time; and committed to M'' Conway, M' Harmer, M' Ludwell, and M"" Reddick. A Bill, For amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon, was read a Second Time; and committed to M"' Bland, M' Ludwell, and M'' Reddick. A Bill, For continuing the Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned, was read a Second Time; and committed to M'' Power, M"' Lomax, and M"' Beverley. A Bill, For reviving the Ad, to impower the Juftices of Elizabeth-City County, to ered Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, October 6, 1744.


intituled. An Ad, for vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gentleman, in Fee-Simple; and^ for fettling feveral Slaves therein named, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes, was read a Third Time; and feveral Amendments made to the Bill, at the Table.
Bill,

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M-- Carter do carry the

Bill to the Council, for their

Concurrence.

(l23)
and amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, to making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in Money, was read a Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Beverley do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. M"^ Conway, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe, a Bill, To enable John Belfield to fell certain Lands therein mentioned, nothwithftanding his Infancy; and for other Purpofes therein alfo mentioned; and the fame was read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. M'' Benjamin Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported a Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute Perfons Alfo a Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for preventing exceffive Gaming, and another Adl, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Tippling-Houfes. Alfo a Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly; and the fame were received, and feverally read the Firft
Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

for continuing

to

allow Perfons not concerned in

Time.

be read a Second Time. whom the Bill, To amend the Ad, declaring the M'' Law concerning Attachments; and for altering the Court-Days in the Counties of Accomack and Amelia, was committed, reported an Amendment made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendment, be Ingroffed. M' Carter, according to Order, prefented to the Hovife a Bill, To explain and amend the Ad, intituled, An Ad, concerning Tithables; and the fame was received, and read the
Ordered,
Bills

That the faid

Bland, from the Committee to

Firft

Time.

That the Bill be read a Second Time. M' Benjamin Harrifon, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For appointing feveral new Ferries, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Then a Petition of Philemon Bird, praying, that a Ferr)^ may be eftablifh'd from his Landing, on the South Side of Rappahanock River, to Roger Williams's, on the North Side, was prefented to the Houfe, and read And the Queftion being put. That a Claufe
Ordered,
:

be added to the Bill for that Purpofe?


Refolved,

It

pa ffed in

the Negative.

That the Petition be reje(5led. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Petition of Philip Aylett, in Behalf of himfelf and the Inhabitants of that Part of St. John's Parifh, in the County of King William, propofed to be included in the new Parifh; fetting forth. That the Veftry of the faid Parifh of St. John, have levied upwards of Forty Seven Thoufand Poimds of Tobacco, towards paying for a Glebe, and building thereon, for the Minifter; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein,
was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Petition do lie on the Table. A Petition of the Juftices of King and Queen Cotmty, praying to be re-imburfed the Expence of building Four new Wharfs at the Public Warehoufes at Shepherd's, Turner's, Mantapike, and Walkerton; the Rents eftablifhed not being fufficient for building and keeping the fame in Repair, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the fame, with
their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

124)

by the DireAion of the Governor, laid before the Houfe, an Account Efq in 1 73 2 of the Infpedlors, for their Comof feveral Fees received by John Holloway, for which his Honour the Governor has never miffions, he being at that Time Treafurer, Holloway having died infolvent, foon after recei\-ed' any Satisfadion, the faid John
M'
Bei'erley,
;
,

receiving the fame.

Account do lie on the Table. M' William Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For giving a Reward for be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to Court-Day of the faid County, was committed, reported the Court; and far altering the
Ordered,

That the

faid

by

feveral

Amendments made
Bill,

to the Bill;

which he read

with the Amendments, in at and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.
ered the

and afterwards delivthe Table; where the fame were again read,
in his Place,

Upon a Motion,
That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, To oblige the Inhabitants of Augufta County, to pay their Proportion of the Charge for running the Dividing Line between Augufta and Frederick Counties; and that M"^ Benjamin Harrifon do prepare and bring in the
Ordered,

fame.

The Houfe proceeded

to the Confideration of the

Amendments made

to the

Bill,

To eftablifh and confirm the Bounds and Titles of Lands held in the Town of SuiTolk, in the County of Nanfemond; and the fame being read, were agreed to, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. Ordered, That there be a Call of the Houfe on Wednefday next.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o 'Clock.

Monday, October

8,

1744.
of

A
A

Bill, intituled.

An

Ad,

for dividing the

Parifh

George, and adding Part thereof

to Briftol

Parifh,

Bath, in the County of Prince was read a Third Time, and

a Blank in the

Bill filled up.

Ordered,
thereto.

Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. That M' Bland carry the Bill to the Council, and

defire their

Concurrence

Bill, intituled.

An Ad,

for reviving the

Ad,

to

impower

the Juftices of Elizabeth-

City County, to ered Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time; and a blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Sweney do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. M'' Benjamin Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, againft Hog-ftealing, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amend-

ments, in at the Table.


Ordered,

'

A
and

Bill, intituled,

That the Report do lie on the Table. An Ad, for appointing feveral new

Ferries,

was read a Third Time;

feveral Blanks in the Bill filled up.

Refolved,

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"- Benjamin Harrifon do carry the

Bill to the Council, for their

Concurrence.

Claim of John Mott, for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned, was prefented
of Claims, to allow the faid

to the Houfe,

and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee


in the

Claim

Book

of Claims.

(125)
Reward for killing Wolves in the County of County by the Court; and for altering feveral Court Days, was read a Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled, An Ad, to amend the Ad, declaring the Law concerning Attachments; and for altering the Court-Days in the Counties of Accomack and Amelia, was read a Third
Bill, intituled,
to

An

Ad,

for giving a

Frederick,

he levied on the Inhabitants of the (aid

Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M^ Benjamin Waller carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled, An Ad, to eftablifh and confirm the Bounds and Title of Lands held in the Town of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Reddick do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gent, in Fee-Simple; and for fettling feveral Slaves, therein named, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes, without any Amendment. M'' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and EleAions, reported. That the Committee had had under their further Confideration, the Petition of M'' Robert Lewis, to them referred, complaining of an udue Elecftion and Return of M'' Abraham Venable, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Louifa; and had fully heard as well the Petitioner by his Council, as the fitting Member; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as
Refolved,
:

follows

Refolved,

That

M''

Robert Lewis

had a greater Number

of legal Freeholders
M"'

who

voted for him at the


the fitting
Refolved,

Elecftion, for

the faid County of Louifa, than

Abraham

Venable,

Member. That M'' Abraham Venable is not duly elefted to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the faid County of Louifa. Refolved, That M'' Robert Lewis is duly eledled to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent
General Affembly.

That the Return of the Writ for elecfting a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Louifa, be amended, by erafmg the Name of Abraham Venable, and inferting the Name of Robert Lewis. An Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled. An Ad, to enable the Nottoway and Nanfemond Indians, to fell certain Lands; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was
Ordered,

read the Firft Time.

That the Bill be read a Second Time. To explain and amend the Ad, intituled. An Ad, concerning Tithables, was read a Second Time; and an Amendment made to the Title thereof. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, For repealing Part of an Ad, intituled, Perfons removing into the Bay, was read a Second Time; and committed to M"^ Waller, M'' Carter, and M'' Conway. A Bill, To amend the Ad, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled, An Ad, for Encouragement of Building Water Mills, was read a Second Time; and an Amendment made to the Title thereof.
Ordered,

Bill,

That the Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, To prevent the Inhabitants of Tappahanock Town, from Hogs at large within the faid Town, was read a Second Time.
Ordered, Ordered,

raifing

and keeping

That the

Bill

be Ingroffed.

(126)
To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Ad the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Time and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. of Affenibly, was read a Second into a Committee upon the Refolved, That this Houfe will To-morrow refohe itfelf

Bill,

faid Bill.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday, October 9, 1744.

THE
A
Bill,

Treafurer laid his Accounts before the Houfe;


Ordered,

and the

Title thereof

was

read.

That the faid Accounts do

lie

on the Table,

for the Perufal of

the Members.

To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute Perfons, was read a Carter, and M'' Walke. Second Time and committed to M"^ Benjamin Waller, A Member having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. M' Carter, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Richmond and alfo to prevent Hogs running at large in the faid Town; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, To confolidate the united Parifhes of Chrift -Church, and St. Mary '5, White Chappel, in the County of Lancafter; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and that M'' Conway do prepare and bring in the fame. M' Harmer, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To enable the Common Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, reported an Amendment made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table; where the fame being again read, was agreed to by the
;

.-

Houfe.

That the Bill, with the Amendment, be Ingroffed. M' Benjamin Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For Diffolving the prefent Veftries in this Colony; for Eleding new Veftries; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table where the fame were again read, and Part thereof agreed to, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M"^ Walthoe: That they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for appointing feveral new Ferries to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe And the fame being read. Part thereof was agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered. That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them. That this Houfe have agreed to one of the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill, and difagreed to the other; and that they defire they will pafs the faid Bill, with the Amendment agreed to And that M'' Harrifon do go up with the faid Meffage. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee, upon the Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly: And after fome Time fpent therein, M-^ Speaker refumed the Chair; and M'' Conway
Ordered,
; ; :
:

reported.

127)
;

That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration but not to go through the fame, had dire(5led him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, To-morrow. A Meffage from the Council, by M"' Walthoe: That they recede from the Amendment by them made to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for appointing feveral new Ferries, which was difagreed to by this Houfe; and have
reported,

having Time

paffed the

Bill,

with the

the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to eftablifk Lands, held the Town of Suffolk, in the County of and in Title of and confirm the Bounds Nanfemond; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. And that they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for dividing the Parifh of Bath, and adding Part thereof to Briftol Parifh, without any Amendment.

And

that they have

Amendment agreed to. made an Amendment to

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adoumed

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Wednefday, October lo, 1744.

MR.
read,

from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition of the Juftices of King and Queen County and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again
Beverley,
; ;

and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows That the Petition be rejeded; the Rents already allowed being fufficient. M"^ Hedgman moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Relief of Such Perfons as have fuffered, or may fuffer, by the Lofs of the Records of Stafford County, lately confumed by Fire; and it is accordingly referred to him, to prepare and bring in the fame. The Houfe was, according to Order, called over; and Excufes were made for the abfent Members. M'' Conway, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To confolidate the united Parifhes of Chrift -Church, and St. Mary '5, White-Chappel, in the County of Lancafter; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time: And the Queftion being put. That the Bill be read a Second Time? It
Refolved,

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

That the

Bill

be

reje<5led.

M' Harrifon reported. That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For the better Security and Guard of the Sea Coafts, and Trade of this Colony; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be again read on Friday next and that there be then a call
;

of the

Houfe.

the Council, by M"" Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to amend the Ad, declaring the Law concerning Attachments; and for altering the Court Days in the Counties of Accomack

A Meffage from

and Amelia.
Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for giving a Reward for killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County by the Court; and for altering feveral Court Days, without any Amendments. M' Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, for repealing Part of an Ad, intituled, Perfons removing into the Bay, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made to the Bill which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame being again read, were agreed to by the
;

Houfe.
Ordered,

That the

Bill,

with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.

M'

(128)
M' Harrifon according
to Order, prefented to the

Houfe a

Bill,

To

oblige the the

Inhabitants of Augufta County, to pay their Counties; Dividing Line between Augufta and Frederick

Proportion of the

Charge for running


received,

and the fame was

and

read the Firft Time. Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second
.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That

it is

a Breach of Privilege for

any Court-Martial

to proceed to Judg-

of his Privilege. ment againft'any Member of this Houfe, during the Time be referred, it was thereupon A Motion being made. That the Order of the Day That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee, upon the Bill,

Refolved,

intituled,

An AA,

to

Affemand for bly. To-morrow. A Bill. To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for preventing exceffive Gaming; and or other valuable Things, another Ad;, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, was read a Second Tippling-Hoiifes, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Bland, and M' Ludwell. Time; and committed to M' Reddick,
of Tobacco,

Ad, for reducing the Laws made for amending preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad

amend

the

the Staple
of

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday, October ii, 1744.

MR.

Kennon, according to Order, prefented to the Hovife a Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling fome Doubts and Differences of Opinion, in Relation to the Benefit of Clergy; for allowing the fame to Women, and
taking

away of Reading; and to difable certain Perfons therein mentioned, to be Witneffes; And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Petition of John Peyton, complaining of an imdue Eledion of M"' James Waugh, I to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Stafford, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the Petition, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledions 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 Electing a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Accomack, in the Room of M"" Henry Scarburgh, deceafed and that M"" Eyre do wait on the Governor
;

with the faid Addrefs. M' William Randolph moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, to oblige the Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, Louifa, and Augufta, to refide in their refpe6ti\e Counties whereof they are Surveyors and it is accordingly referred to him to prepare and bring in the fame.
;

That the Committee to whom the Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Francis Weft,' and to fettle other Lands to tlte fame Ufes, was committed, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true; and had made feveral Amendments to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M' Beverley, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had examined and confidered all the Public Claims, which had been laid before them this Seffion; and had agreed upon a Report, which he had entered in a Book; and he delivered the Book in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table, for the Perufal of the Members.
M"^ Carter reported,

An

(lag)

An Ad, far continuing an Ad, made in His Reign, Majefty's intituled, An Ad, for making more effedual Proof and Infurredions; and one other A6t, intituled, An Ad, for vifion againft Invafions continuing and amending the aforementioned Ad, with the Amendments, was read the
An
Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled,
the Firft

Year

Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them. That this Houfe have paffed the faid Bill, wth the Amendments agreed to by them and this Houfe; and that M"' Carter do carry the faid Meffage. Ordered, That M"' Nelfon, M' Burwell, and M'' Ltidwell, be appointed Truftees, to agree for the repairing the Two Wings of the Church, built at the Expence of the Public,
Refolved,

purfuant to a Refolution agreed to by this Houfe, for appointing Truftees for that Purpofe.

Bill,

paffing with Cattle through this Colony;

For continuing and amending the Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers and for laying a Duty on Horfes, was read a That the
Bill

Second Time.
Ordered,
,

be Ingroffed.

according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To enable Sufarmah Cooper to fell and difpofe of her Perfonal Eftate, by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Ifles Cooper, fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned;
M'' Carter,

and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Bill, To prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Richmond; and alfo to prevent Hogs running at Large in the faid Town, was read a Second Time and an
;

Amendment made
Ordered,

to the Title thereof,

and another to the

Bill.

That the Bill be Ingroffed. M"' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Petition from the Churchwardens and Veftry of the Parifh of Frederick fville in the County of Louifa, to them referred; and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That the faid Petition is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring
, :

in

Bill,

purfuant to the faid Refolution.

Bill,

To

oblige the Inhabitants of

Augufta County,

Charge, for running the Dividing Line between Augufta

to pay their Proportion of the and Frederick Counties, was

read a Second
Frederick.

Time and committed


;

to M'' Carter,

and the Members

for the

County of

The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee, upon the Bill, To the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Ctiftoms, into One Ad of Affembly: And after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M'' Conway, from the Committee, reported, That they had gone through the Bill; but not having Time to draw up the Report, the Committee had dire<5ted him to move for Leave to fit
amend
again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will

To-morrow

refolve itfelf into a Committee, to

draw

up the faid Report.


Ordered,

That the Treafurer's Accounts be referred to M"" Carter, M.' Harrifon, Richard Randolph, Braxton, and M'' Wall And that they do examine the Nelfon, feveral Articles thereof, and report the Ballance, as it fhall appear to them, to the

Houfe.
Ordered,
o'clock.

That the Chaplain do attend

to read Prayers every

Morning at Nine
Ordered,

13)

That M' Harrifon's Account of the Money depofited in his Hands, for the purchafing Arms for the County of Brunfunck, be referred to the Committee appointed
Ordered,
to infped the Treafurer's Accounts.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Friday, October 12, 1744.


For amending an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for laying an Impofition upon Skins and Furs, for the better Support of the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. A Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling fome Doubts and Differences Clergy; for allowing the fame to Women, and of Opinion, in Relation to the Benefit of taking away of Reading; and to difable certain Perfons therein mentioned, to be Witneffes, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. An Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled. An Ad, to enable the Nottoway and Nanfemond Indians, to fell certain Lands therein mentioned, was read a Second Time and Reddick, M' Benjamin Waller, Ruffin, and M' Gray. committed to M'' Simmons, in an Ad, made in the Fourth Year of the a repeal Claufe A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to Reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled, An Ad, for Encouragement of Building Water Mills, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Corbin do carry the Bill to the Coimcil, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Francis Weft, in Fee-Simple; and to fettle other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the Inhabitants of Tappahanock Town, from raifing and keeping Hogs at large within the faid Town, was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Beverley do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, for further amending the Ad, concerning Tithables, was read the Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Carter do carry the Bill to the Cotmcil, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled, An Ad, to enable the Common Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Harmer do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to Diffolve the prefent Veftries in this Colony; for Eleding new Veftries; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled.

Bill,

On

the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill do pafs, the Houfe divided.

Noes go

forth.

Noes Yeas

30.
42.
It

paffed in the Affirmative.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Benjamin Waller do carry the
Refolved,

Bill to the Council, for their

Con-

currence.

(I30
A
Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

for repealing the

Ad,

intituled, Perfons

removing into the

Bay, was read a Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. That M'' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. The Houfe being informed. That William Nugent, of James City County, had beat James Lavie, one of the Door-keepers of this Houfe, it was thereupon Refolved, That the faid William Nugent is guilty of a Breach of the Privileges of this Houfe, in committing the faid Offence. Refolved, That the faid William Nugent be taken into Cuftody of the Serjeant at
Refolved,

Ordered,

Arms, for the fame.


Refolved,

That

M"'

Speaker do

Bill, intituled,

An

Ad,

for continuing

frotn Drivers, pafflng with Cattle

Warrant accordingly. and amending the Ad, for preventing Loffes through this Colony; and for laying a Duty on Horfes,
iffue his

was read a Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. M"" Beverley, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To veft certain Lands therein mentioned, to the Perfons who have purchafed under the Feoffes and Trufiees of the Town of Tappahanock, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the building and repairing Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Richmond, was read the Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, To enable John Belfield to fell certain Lands therein mentioned, notwithftanding his Infancy, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to the Members for Lancafter, Richmond, and Effex Counties And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe was, according to Order, called over. A Bill, For the better Security and Guard of the Sea Coafts, and Trade of this Colony, was read a Second Time and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, on Monday next and that there be then a Call of the Houfe And that no Member have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe 'til that Day. A Bill, To veft certain Lands therein mentioned, whereof George Carter, Efq; lately died feifed, in Fee-Simple, in certain Truftees therein named, to be fold, for the Performance of his Will, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M'' Waller, and the Members for Prince William and Fairfax Counties: And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof; and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee, to draw up the Report upon the Bill, For amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for reducing the Laws made for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly: And after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M'' Conway, from the Committee, reported, That they had drawn up the faid Report, and had made feveral Amendments to the Bill; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table.
:

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Saturday,

132

Saturday, October 13, 1744.

A
ingly.

Bill, intituled,

An AA,

for

amending an Ad,

for fettling

fome Doubts and Differ-

ences of Opinion, in Relation to the Benefit of Clergy; for allowing the fame to Women, and taking away of Reading; and to difable certain Perfons therein

mentioned,
Refolved,

to be

Witneffes,

was read the Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. M' Ludwell do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. That Ordered, A Petition of William Nugent, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; letting forth, That he is heartily forry he had incurred the Difpleafure of this Houfe; and is ready to fubmit to any Cenfure the Houfe fhall think fit. Ordered, That the faid William Nugent be brought to the Bar of the Houfe, and reprimanded from the Chair And he was called to the Bar, and reprimanded accord:

That the faid Nugent be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees. M"^ Conway, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To enable John Belfield to fell certain Lands therein mentioned, notwithftanding his Infancy; and for other Purpofes therein alfo mentioned, was committed, reported, That they had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found the fame to be true. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. M' Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To veft certain Lands therein mentioned, whereof George Carter, Efq; lately died feifed, in Fee-Simple, in certain Truftees therein named, to be fold, for the Performance of his Will, was committed, reported, That the Committee had examined into the Allegations of the Bill, and found them to be true; and had made feveral Amendments thereto: Which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M' Reddick, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for preventing exceffive Gaming; and another Adl, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wager; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Tippling Houfes, was committed, reported. That the Committee had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table where the fame were again read. Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to M"^ Harrifon, M"' Bland, and M'' Ludwell. A Bill, intituled. An Ad for amending an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for laying an Impofition upon Skins and Furs, for the better Support of the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Ludwell do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Meffage from the Council, by M' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Francis Weft, in Fee-Simple; and to fettle other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the building and repairing Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Richmond.
Ordered,
;

Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Inhabitants of Tappahanock Town, from raifing and keeping Hogs at large within the faid Town; without any Amendments. M' William Randolph, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To oblige the Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, Louifa, and Augufta, to refide in the refpedive Counties whereof they are Surveyors; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time, M' Bland, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For amending the Ad, intituled.

An Ad,

for fettling the Titles

and Bounds

of

Lands; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and

(i33)
and Ranging thereupon, was committed, reported, That the Committee had made an Amendment thereto; which he read in his Place, and then dehvered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table; where the fame was again read. Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to M' Benjamin Waller, M' William Waller,

and

M''
M"^

Reddick.

Benjamin Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To amend an Ad, for the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and diffolute Perfons, was committed, reported. That the Committee had made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the
Houfe.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment, propofed by the Council, to the Bill, For the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read, and difagreed to by the
;

Houfe.
Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, That this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill: And that they And that M"' Carter do go up defire they will pafs the Bill without the Amendments. Meffage. faid with the

The Houfe
For amending

alfo

proceeded to the ConQderation of the Amendments to the

Bill,

Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into one Ad of Affembly; and the fame were read, and agreed to, with fome Amendments; and an
the

Amendment made
Ordered, Ordered,

to the Bill at the Table.


Bill,

That the

with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.


'til

That the Houfe be adjourned

Monday Morning Ten

o'clock.

Monday, October 15, 1744.

THE
in

Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of and Grievances, made on Monday Se'nnight, upon a Petition of King William County; and the fame was read, and agreed to by the Houfe,
Propofitions
as follows

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the faid Petition is reafonable. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring That the Petition of Philip Aylet, in Behalf of himfelf and that Part of St. County of King William, propofed to be included in the new Parifh

Bill,

purfuant to the faid Refolution.

Ordered,

John's Parifh, in the


of the faid

Covmty, be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee. M' Wafhington moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, for Diffolving the prefent Veftry of the Parifh of Truro; and for appointing a new Ele<5lion of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.

To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to fettle other Lands Value to the fame Ufes, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be committed to M'' Chifwell, and the Members for King William and New Kent Counties And that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Bill, To enable Sufannah Cooper to fell and difpofe of her Perfonal Eftate, by Deed
Bill,

of greater

or Will, notwithftanding her


other

Hufband,

Ifles

Cooper, fhall happen

to be living;

and

for

Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time.


Ordered,

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Carter, and M' Reddick: And to M' Power, Ordered That the Bill be committed Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their that they do examine into the

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. ^ t,.,w , , ,. *u t to the Houfe a Bill, for reducing the Laws M' Ludwell according to Order, prefented for fettling their Privileges; and for made for Regulating the Elections of Burgeffes, Ad of Affembly; and for amending and renafcertaining their Allowances, into One the fame was received, and read the Firft And faid Laws more effeaual:

dring the

And the Queftion being put, That the


Refolved,

faid Bill be read a

Second Time?
It

paffed in the Negative.

That the

faid Bill be rejecfted.

A
fold,
filled

Bill, intituled.

An

Ad,

to veft certain

Lands

therein mentioned, whereof George

Carter

Fee-Simple, in certain Truftees therein named, to he Efq; lately died feifed, in a Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill {or the 'performance of his Will, was read
up.
Bill to

Refolved,

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M^ Benjamin Waller do carry the

the Council, for their ConBill,

currence.

M' Harrifon, from the Committee


For
of

of Propofitions

and Grievances, reported a

Frederickfville, their Proobliging the Parifh of St. Martin, to re-pay to the Parifh of Pounds of Tobacco, Thoufand and Ten Pounds, Six Ninety and Four Hundred portion
levied

on

the faid

Parifh

of St.

Martin, before the Divifion of the fame; and the fame was

received,

and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, for continuing and amending an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for reducing the Laws made for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to explain and amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous, and
diffolute Perfons,

was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do carry the

faid Bills to the Council, for their Concur-

rence.

Bill, intituled.

An

Ad,

to veft certain

Lands

therein mentioned, in the Perfons


of the

who have purchafed under


read a Third Time.
Refolved,

the Feoffees

and Truftees

Town

of

Tappahanock, was

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Beverley do carry the Bill to the Coimcil, for their Concurrence. The Houfe was, according to Order, called over, and Excufes made for the abfent Members. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved into a Committee, upon the Bill, For the better Security and Guard of the Sea Coafts, and Trade of this Colony: And after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Conway reported. That the Committee had made fome progrefs in the Bill; and had diredled him to move the Houfe for Leave to fit again.
Refolved,
Bill,

That To-morrow.

this

Houfe

will

again refolve

itfelf

into a Committee,

upon the

faid

Refolved,

That there be then a

Call of the Houfe.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Tuefday,

135

Tuefday, October i6, 1744.

was read a Third Time. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Conway do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, For redticing the Laws made for laying a Duty upon Liquors, into One AA of Affembly; and for continuing the faid Duty, was read a Second Time; and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill,
tioned,

Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

to

enable

John

Belfield to

fell

certain

Lands

therein

men-

tioned, notwithftanding his Infancy;

and

for other

Purpofes therein alfo men-

Refolved,

To-morrow.
Ingroffed Bill from the Coimcil, intituled, An Ad, for the Relief of certain Credwas read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Third Time. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony; and for laying a Duty on Horfes. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to enable the Common Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on the Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. And that they infift on the Amendment by them made to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes therein the for

An

itors,

mentioned.

The Houfe proceeded

to the Confideration of the

Cotmcil, to the Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

to eftablifh

Lands held in the Town of Suffolk, in the County of read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Reddick do carry the Bill to the Council, and acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to the Amendment by them propofed to the faid Bill. The Houfe alfo proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments, propofed by the Covmcil, to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for Dividing the County of Goochland; the Parifh of St. James, in that County; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame were twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Coimcil, to acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill And that M"' William Randolph do go up with the faid Meffage. The Houfe alfo proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propos'd by the Council, to the Bill, intituled. An Ad for dividing the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, and ereding the fame into Two diftind Parifhes, and other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame were twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"' Thomas Harrifon do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and acquaint them, that this Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them made to the
;
:

Amendment, propofed by the the Bounds and Title of Nanfemond and the fame was twice
and confirm

faid Bill.

The Houfe
propofed to the
burg,
other
to

alfo

took into their Confideration the Amendments by the Council


enable the Common-hall of the City of Williamson the Inhabitants of the faid City, far building a Prifon; and for
to

Bill, intituled.

An Ad

affefs a

Tax

Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame being twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe.

That M'' Harmer do go up with a Meffage to the Council and acquaint them, Houfe have agreed to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill. The Houfe alfo proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Council, to the Bill, intitled, An Ad for continuing and amending the Ad, for preventOrdered,
;

that this

(136)
Cattle through this Colony: And for laying a Duty ing Loffes front Drivers paffing with thereof agreed to by the Houfe. on Horfes; and the fame were read, and Part Council, to acquaint them, that this Ordered, That a Meffage be fent up to the faid Bill, and difto One of the Amendments by them made to the

Houfe have agreed will pafs the Bill with the Amendment agreed to the other; and that they defire they faid Meffage. the agreed to: And that M' Carter do go up with the Council, in The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Meffage from An Ad, for the better Regulating and Relation to their Amendment to the Bill, intituled, therein mentioned: Which AmendPurpofes other Colteding certain Officers Fees; and for Houfe. the ment was again twice read, and difagreed to by them, that this Houfe Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint
cannot recede from faid Meffage. they will not infift on the fame And that M' Carter go up with the the Inhabitants oblige To Bill, of Augufta M' Carter, from the Committee to whom the County, to pay their Proportion of the Charge for running the Dividing Line between Augufta and Frederick Counties, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again twice read and agreed to by the Houfe.
:

j|

their Difagreement to the faid

Amendment; and

that they defire

(j

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. Refolved, That the Bill, For Relief of Infolvent Debtors; and
Ordered,

for effedual Difcovery

and Equal Diftribution of their Eftates, be printed. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, againft ftealing Hogs; and the fame being twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.

The Houfe

alfo proceeded to the Confideration of the

Amendments

to the

Bill,

For continuing and amending the


receiving exorbitant

Ad, intituled, An Ad, to prevent Lawyers exading or Fees; and the fame being twice read, were difagreed to by the

Houfe.

And

the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be Ingroffed?


It

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

Bill,

That the faid Bill be rejedled. For Diffolving the pre fent Veftry

of the

Parifh

of

Truro; and for appointing

a new Eledion of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed.
the
being, according to Order, called over, refolved into a Committee upon For the better Security and Guard of the Sea Coafts, and Trade of this Colony; and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M'' Conway, from the Committee, reported, that they had gone through the Bill; but not having Time to draw up the Report, had direfted him to move the Houfe for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee to draw up the faid Report, To-morrow.

The Houfe

Bill,

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Wednefdayy October 17, 1744.

A
rence.

Bill intituled,

An Ad for diffolving the pre fent

Veftry of Truro; and for appointing

of Veftry Men, for the faid Parifh, was read a third Time, and an Amendment made to the Title thereof, and a Blank in the Bill fill'd up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Wafhington do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concur-

new Eledion

(137)
Inhabitants of Augufta County, to pay their Proportion of the Charge, for running the Dividing Line between Avigufta and Frederick Counties, was read a third Time.
Bill, intituled

An Ad,

to oblige the

Refolved,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Harrifon do carry the Ordered,

Bill to

the Council, for their Concur-

rence.

M' William Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For atnending the Ad, An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Land; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon, was re-committed, reported, feveral Amendments niade thereto which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill with the Amendments in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. A Bill, intitled, An Ad to amend an Ad, intitled. An Ad againft ftealing Hogs, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Conway do carry the Bill to the Coimcil, and defire their Concurintituled,
;

rence thereto.

Meffage from the Council by M"^ Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to veft certain Lands therein mentioned, whereof George Carter, Efq; lately died feifed, in Fee-Simple, in certain Truftees therein named, to be fold, for the Performance of his Will.
Alfo to the
Bill, intituled,

An Ad,

to veft certain

Lands

therein mentioned, in the

Perfons who have purchafed under the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Tappahanock. AHo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, to fettle fome

Doubts and Differences of Opinion, in Relation to the Benefit of Clergy; for allowing the fame to Women, and taking away of Reading; and to difable certain Perfons therein mentioned, to be Witneffes.
Bill, intituled. An Ad for amending an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for laying upon Skins and Furs, for the better Support of the College of William and an Imposition Mary, in Virginia, without any Amendment. And that they do infift on the Amendment by them made to the Bill, intituled, An Ad for continuing and amending the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony; and for laying a Duty on Horfes; which was difagreed to, by this Houfe. A Bill, To oblige the Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, Louifa, and Aug\ifta, to refide in the refpedive Counties whereof they are Surveyors, was read a Second Time; and an Amendment made to the Title thereof, and another to the Bill. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. M' Harrifon, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported a Bill, For dividing tlie Parifhes of St. John and St. Margaret, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was receiv'd, and read the Firft Time. Then a Motion was made. That the faid Bill be immediately read a Second Time; and it was read accordingly, and committed to M'' William Waller, M' Moore, M'' Lomax, M' Baylor, M' Beverley, and M' Braxton. A Bill, For obliging the Parifh of St. Martin, to repay to the Parifh of Frederickfville their Proportion of Four Hundred and Ninety Six Pounds, and Ten Thousand Pounds of Tobacco, levied on the faid Parifh before the Divifion of the fame, was read a Second

Alfo to the

Time.

That the Bill be Ingroffed. The Houfe took into their Confideration, the Meffage from the Council, in relation to their Amendment to the Bill, intituled. An Ad for continuing and amending the Ad,
Ordered,
intituled,

An Ad for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony:
a Duty on Horfes:

And
to

for laying

Which Amendment was again Twice

read,

and agreed
Ordered,

by the Houfe.

(138)
That a Meffage be fent up to the Council, to acquaint them, that this Houfe do recede from their Difagreement to the faid Amendment; and that M"^ Carter do go up with the faid Meffage. M^ Simmons, from the Committee, to whom the Ingrofs'd Bill from the Council, intituled, An Ad to enable the Nottoway and Nanfemond Indians to fell certain Lands; and fen- other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, reported, feveral Amendments made thereto, which he read in his Place; and then deliver'd the Bill with the Amendments in at the Table; where the fame were again Twice read, and agreed to,
Ordered,

with an Amendment. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent up to the Cotmcil, to acquaint them, that this Houfe have made fome Amendments to the faid Bill; to which they defire their Concurrence And that M"' Simmons do go up with the faid Meffage.
:

That a Committee for examining the inroll'd Bills, be appointed of the William Waller, Bland, Richard Lomax, following Perfons, M' Whiting, Cocke, and M"" Braxton.
Ordered,

Upon a Motion,
That the Order of the Day, for the Houfe refolving itfelf into a Committee, to draw up the Report upon the Bill, For the better Security and Guard of the Sea-Coaft, and Trade of this Colony, be referred 'til Monday Se'ennight. The Houfe proceeded to take into their Confideration the Book of Claims; and Part thereof was read and agreed to, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Book, be adjoum'd 'til To-morRefolved,

row.

A Motion being made. That the Order of the Day, for the Houfe refolving itfelf into Committee upon the Bill, For reducing the Laws made for laying a Duty on Liquors, a into one Ad of Affembly; and for continuing the faid Duty, be referr'd, Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, To-morrow.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'CIock.

Thurfday, October i8, 1744.

A
A

Bill, intituled.

An Ad for

obliging the Parifh of St.

Martin

to

re-pay

to the

Parifh
Martin,

of Frederickfville, their Proportion of

Four Hundred and Ninety Six Pounds,


on
the faid

and Ten Thoufand Pounds

of Tobacco, levied

Parifh of

St.

before the Divifion of the fame;

was read the Third Time.


Bill to

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Barret do carry the

the Council, for their Concurrence.


to refide

Surveyors of Albemarle and Augufta, in the refpedive Counties whereof they are Surveyors, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
to oblige the

Bill, intituled.

An Ad

Ordered,

That M' William Randolph do carry the

Bill to

the Council, for their

Concurrence.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Petition of William Parks, Printer; and the fame was read. Refolved, That the Sum of Two Hundred and Eighty Pounds per Annum, be allowed
to the faid William Parks,

from

this

Time

to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary,

and as a full Recompence for Printing and Delivering Infpe<aors Notes, and Books, Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves, Services he is now obliged and other Adls of Government, and all other Public Printing Proclamations, to perform. Ordered, That M' Conway do carry the faid Refolve to the Council, for their Concurrence.

139)

Meffage from the Council, by M' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intitled, An AA to oblige the Inhabitants of Augiifta County, to pay their Proportion of the Charge for running the Dividing Line, between Augufta and Frederick Counties. Parifh Truro; and for appointing a new EleAion of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad to enable John Belfield, to fell certain Lands therein mentioned, nothwithfianding his Infancy; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendment. And that they have agreed to the Amendments by this Houfe made to the BiU,
of

Alfo to the

Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for diffolving the prefent Veftry of the

intituled.

An Ad,

to

enable

tlie

Nanfemond and Nottoway

Indians,

to fell certain

Lands;

and

for other

And

Purpofes therein mentioned. that they have pafs'd a Bill, intituled.

An Ad,

to fettle the

Diftribution of the

Salary, allowed by

His Majefty,

to the

Council of this Colony, to which they defire the

Concurrence of this Houfe. The Houfe refumed the further Confideration of the Book of Claims
Part thereof
the

and the other

Amendments made thereto; and the Allowances of feveral Officers being added, the Book was agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"" Beverley do carry the Book to the Coimcil, for their Concurrence;
was
read,

and

feveral

and that he do wait on the Governor, and defire his Affent thereto. M"' Ludwell moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, for reviving and continuing the Act, intituled. An Ad, for laying an additional Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers; and for encouraging Perfons to inlift in His Majefty' s Service, and for preventing Defertion; for fo much thereof as relates to the laying an additional Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyer And the Quef tion being put thereupon ? It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the Motion be rejected. M'' William Waller, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For Dividing the Parifhes of St. John, and St. Margaret; and far other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to, with fome Amendments, and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M"" Chifwell, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned; and to fettle other Lands of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes, was committed, reported, That they had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true; and that they had made feveral Amendments to
:

the Bill

in at the

in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.
:

Which he read
;

Table

M' Carter reported, That the Committee appointed, had had under their Confideration, the Treafurer's Accoimts; and alfo M'' Benjamin Harrifon's Accovmt, to them referred; and had agreed upon a Report: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame was again read, and thereupon Refolved, That the faid Accounts do pafs. Ordered, That M' Carter do carry the faid Accoimts to the Council, for their Con;

currence.

That a Committee for proportioning the Public Levy, be appointed of the M'' Conway, M^ Beverley, M"" Ruffin, M' Turner, and M' Harnter. An Ingroffed Bill from the Covmcil, intituled, An Ad, for the Relief of certain Creditors, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Conway do carry the BUI to the Council; and acquaint them, that this Houfe have agreed to the fame, without any Amendments.
Ordered,
following Perfons
:

An-

i4o)

An

Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled,


to the

An Ad,

to fettle the

Diftribution of the

Council of this Colony, was read the Firft Time. Salary, allowed by His Majefty, Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments of the Bill, For n

amending

the

Ad,

intituled,

An

Ad,

for fettling the Titles


;

preiieniing unlawful Shooting and Ranging theraipon

and Bounds of Land; and for and the fame were read, and Part

fome Amendments. with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee, upon the Bill, For reducing the Laws made for laying a Duty on Liquors, into One Ad of Affembly; and for continuing the faid Duty: and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Conway, from the Committee, reported, That they had gone through the Bill, and made feveral Amendments thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame being again read, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. M' Harrifon from the Committee, to whom the Bill, To amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for preventing deceitful and exceffive Gaming; and another Adl, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Tippling-Houfes, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.
thereof agreed to, with
Ordered,

That the

Bill,

l
'

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Friday, October 19, 1744.


Ordered,

THAT Monday
M''

Wormley have leave to be abfent from the Service


next.

of the Houfe,

'til

Ordered,

That

M"^ Elligood,

and

M"'

Boufh, have Leave to be abfent from

the Service of the Houfe.

chafers thereof;

An Ad, to confirm the Lots at the Town of Newcaftle, to the Purand for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Chifwell carry the Bill to the Council and defire their ConcurBill, intituled,
;

rence thereto.

Meffage from the Council by M'' Walthoe: That they defire an immediate Conference with this Houfe, upon the Subjed Matter
of their

Amendment

to the

Bill, intituled.

An Ad,

for the better regulating

and

colleding

Purpofes therein mentioned; and have appointed Three of their Members to manage the Conference with fuch a Number of Burgeffes as this Houfe fhall think fit to appoint. And the Queftion being put, that the faid Conference be agreed to?
for other

certain Officers Fees,

and

Refolved, in the Affirmative.

Ordered,

M'

Carter,

That the following Perfons be appointed to manage the faid Conference: Conway, Richard Randolph, Beverley Randolph, Nelfon, and M'

Beverley Whiting.
Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, that this Houfe have agreed to the Conference by them defired; and have appointed Six of their Members, to meet the Members by them appointed; and that M-- Carter do go up with the faid

Meffage.

The

(i4i)
The Managers accordingly withdrew; and being returned, M' Carter informed the Houfe, that they had met Three of the Members of the Coimcil in the Conference Chamber, One of whom being covered, delivered a written Paper, with the Bill conReafon for infifting on their Amendment thereto. That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, that the Managers, appointed by this Houfe to meet the Managers appointed by the Council, at a Conference agreed upon by them, upon the Subjedt Matter of the Amendment made by the Council, to the Bill, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and collecting certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, had informed the Houfe, that One of the Managers appointed by the Council, did at the Conference fit covered, and in that Manner delivered a Paper; which, he faid, contained the Reafons for the Council's infifting on their Amendments And as this is a Behaviour which has never before been ufed by any Member of the Council appointed to manage at a Conference, the Houfe of Burgeffes cannot help thinking, that it was intended as an Affront to them; and therefore they defire to know, whether that Gentleman adled by the Diredlions of the Council, and whether the Coimcil claim it as their Right, that their Members fhall be covered at a Conference, while the Members of the Houfe of Burgeffes remain uncovered? And alfo to acquaint them, that this Houfe do refufe to receive the faid Paper, 'til they have an Anfwer from the Cotmcil upon this Matter. And that M"' Carter do go up with the faid Meffage. A Meffage from the Coimcil, by M' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for the effedual Suppreffion of Vice, and Reftraint and Punifhment of wicked, blafphemous and diffolute Perfons. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for obliging the Parifh of St. Martin, to repay to the Parifh of Frederickfville, their Proportion of Four Hundred and Ninety Six Pounds, and Ten Thoufand Pounds of Tobacco, levied on the faid Parifh of St. Martin, before the Divifion of the fame; without any Amendments. And that they have agreed to the Refolve of this Houfe, for allowing to William Parks, Two Hundred and Eighty Pounds per Annum, from this Time to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, as a full Recompence for Printing and Delivering Infpedlors Notes, and Books, Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves, Printing Proclamations, and other Adls of Government, and all other Public Services he is now
taining the Council's

Ordered,

obliged to perform.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Saturday^ October 20, 1744.


Written Meffage from the Council, by M"' Walthoe: That they do affure this Houfe, that they defign'd no Offence to the Houfe of Burgeffes, by one of their Members being cover'd at the Conference Yefterday for their Member did expedl, when he put on his Hat, that every Perfon at the Conference would have put on theirs likewife; and that they did not imagine that the Houfe of Burgeffes would have taken Umbrage at a Thing which was not defign'd to give Offence but hope, that they will readily concur with them in carrying on the Public Bufinefs in an amicable Manner; and by this Means bring the Seffion to a happy
;

A
to

Conclufion.
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

is

fatisfied

with the faid Meffage.

and colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame being twice read, it was thereupon Refolved, That this Houfe doth adhere to their Dif agreement to the faid Amendthe better regulating
;

Then M^ the Bill, For

Carter reported, the Council's Reafons for infifting on their

Amendment

ment.
Ordered,

142

the Council, to acquaint them, that this Houfe Ordered That a Meffage be fent up to the Subje<5t Matter of the laft Conference; and do defire an 'immediate Conference upon Meffage. faid that M' Car/ff do go up with the , ,, ^ , ,. the Houfe do acquamt the Managers of the Council, of Managers the That Ordered Difagreement to the Amendment by them made to that this Houfe do adhere to their colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes the Bill For the better regulating and the Council will pafs the Bill, without the Amendtherein mentioned; and that they defire
.

Bill, intituled,

An AS,

for continuing the

Ad,

intituled,

An

Ad,

for laying a

Duty

upon Liquors, was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Council, for their Concurrence. Ordered, That M-^ Nelfon do carry the Bill to the from the Service of this Houfe. Ordered, That M' Reddick have Leave to be abfent An Ad, for fettling the intituled. Ad, the amending A Bill, intituled, An Ad, for and Ranging thereupon, Shooting unlawful Titles and Bounds of Land; and for preventing was read the Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, to amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for preventing exceffive and deceitful Gaming; and another A(5l, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Gaming at Ordinaries, was read the Third Time; and feveral Amendments made thereto,

and the Blanks in the Refolved, That the

Bill filled up.


Bill

A
and

Bill, intituled.

An

do Ad,

pafs.
for Dividing the Parifhes of St.

for other Purpofes therein mentioned,

John, and St. Margaret; was read a Third Time; and an Amendment

made

and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do carry the faid Bills to the Council, for their Concurrence. M' Lomax, from the Committee to whom the Bill. For continuing the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned, was committed, reported feveral Amendments made thereto; which he read in his Place, and
thereto,

Refolved,

then delivered the

with the Amendments, in at the Table. Ordered, That the Report do lie on the Table. M' Power, from the Committee to whom the Bill, To enable Sufannah Cooper to fell and difpofe of her Perfonal Eftate, by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Ifles Cooper, fhall happen to be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed,
Bill,

reported. That they


Ordered,

had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true.

That the Bill be Ingroffed. M' William Waller moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, for encouraging the making Salt-Petre, and Gun-Powder; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

Monday Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Monday, October 22, 1744.

AN

Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled,

An

Ad,

to

enable the

Nottoway and

Nanfemond
tioned,

Indians, to fell certain Lands; aztd for other Purpofes therein menwith the Amendments, was read a Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, that this Houfe have paff'd the faid Bill, with the Amendments agreed to by them and this Houfe: And that M' Simmons do carry the faid Meffage.
Refolved,

Ordered,

An

143)

An

Ingroffed Bill from the Cotincil, intituled,

An

Ad,

to fettle the

Diftribution of the

Salary, allowed by

Council of this Colony, was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Third Time.
to the

His Majefty,

A Bill, For encouraging the making of Salt-Petre, and Gun-Powder, was read a Second Time; and committed to M' William Waller, M' Carter, M'' Beverley, and M' Benjamin
Waller.

M^ Benjamin Waller moved


of this Colony, to lay

for

out the

Sum

of

the Country, in the prefent

Time

of

Leave to prefent a Bill, to impower the Treafurer Two Thoufand Pounds in Arms, for the Defence of Danger; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned

And

the fame was received, and read the Firft Time.


Ordered,

That the
Deed

Bill

be read a Second Time.


to

to fell and difpofe of her PerHufband, Ifles Cooper, fhall be living; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Power do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. Upon a Motion, Refolved, That there be a Call of the Houfe To-morrow. A Meffage from the Cotmcil by M'' Walthoe: That they agree to the Conference by this Hotife delir'd, upon the fubje(5l Matter of the laft Conference and that their Managers are now ready in the Conference Chamber, to meet the Managers of this Houfe. Then the Managers for the Houfe withdrew; and being return 'd, M"^ Carter reported. That they had met the Managers from the Covmcil in the Conference Chamber, and informed them, that the Houfe had had imder their Confideration, the fubjedl Matter of the laft Conference; and that the Reafons offered by the Council, were not fufiicient to induce them to alter their Opinion and therefore they adhere to their Difagreement to the Amendment to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; and defire the Council will pafs the Bill without the Amendment. A Meffage from the Coimcil by M' Walthoe: That they have pafs'd the Treafurer 's, and M' Harri fan's Accounts. And that they have agreed to the Book of Claims, without any Amendments. The Houfe took into their Confideration, the Amendments to the Bill, For continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned; and the fame were read, and difagreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have pafs'd a Bill, intituled. An Ad, to impower the Juftices of every County Court, to ered Pounds.

Bill, intituled.

An

Ad,

enable Sufannah Cooper

fonal Eftate, by

or Will, notwithftanding her

amend the Law for Proving Wills in the General Court. And that they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to continue and amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of
Alfo a
Bill, intituled.
to

An Ad,

Affembly.

And
Ad,

that they adhere to the

Amendment by them made

to the

Bill, intituled.

An

for the better Regulating

and Colleding

certain Officers Fees;

and

for other

Purpofes

therein mentioned.

Leave to bring in a Bill, for continuing the Adl, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned; and it is accordingly referred to him, to prepare and bring in the fame. An Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled. An Ad, to amend the Law for Proving Wills in the General Court, was read the Firft Time And a Motion being made. That the

M' Carter moved

for

faid Bill

be again immediately read.


It

144)

was read accordingly and feveral Amendments made thereto. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be read a Third Time. An Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled, An Ad, to impower the Juftices of every County Court, to ered Pcninds, was read the Firft Time: And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be read a Second Time?
It
;

It

paffed in the Negative.

to

Refolved, That the Bill be reje<aed. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments, made by the Coimcil, the Bill, For continuing and amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for reducing the Laws

made, for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly; and the fame were read, and Part thereof agreed to,

by the Houfe. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do carry the Bill up to the Coimcil, and acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to fome of the Amendments by them made to the faid Bill, and difagreed to others; and that they defire they will pafs the Bill, with the

Amendments agreed

to.

A
the

Meffage from the Council, by M' Walthoe:

That they have made fome Amendments to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to oblige Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, and Augufta, to refide in the refpedive Counties

whereof they are Surveyors.

The Houfe took the faid Amendments into their immediate Confideration; and the fame were read, and agreed to, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That a Meffage be fent to the Council, to acquaint them, That this Houfe have made fome Amendments to the Amendments by them propofed to the faid Bill; to which they defire their Concurrence And that M"" William Randolph do go up with the
:

faid Meffage.

M'

Carter, according to Order, prefented to the

Houfe a

Bill, Fcfr

continuing the Ad,

intituled.

An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding

certain Officers Fees;

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time.

Then a Motion was made, That the faid Bill be immediately read a Second Time, and the Queftion being put thereupon? // paffed in the Affirmative. The faid Bill was accordingly read; and Amendments made thereto, at the Table. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed.
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Tuefday, October 23, 1744.

AN

Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled,


Wills in the General Court, with the
Refolved,

amend the Law for proving Amendments, was read a Third Time.
to

An Ad,

That the Bill do pafs. That M'' Benjamin Waller do carry the Bill to the Coimcil; and acquaint them. That this Houfe have agreed to the faid Bill, with fome Amendments; to which they defire their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Carter do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Bill, intituled. An Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned, was read the Third Time; and a Blank in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
Ordered, Ordered,

(145)
That M' Nelfon do carry the Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. Ingroffed Bill from the Council, intituled, An Ad, to fettle the Diftributton of the Salary, allowed by His Majefty, to the Council of this Colony, was read the third
Ordered,

An

Time.

That the Bill do pafs. That M-- Ludwell do carry the Bill to the Council; and acquaint them, That this Houfe have agreed to the faid Bill, without any Amendments. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments to the Bill, For encouraging the making of Salt-Petre, and Gun-Powder; and the fame were read, and agreed to, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed. A Meffage from the Council, by M"' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to impower the Juftices of Elizabeth-City County, to ered Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for preventing exceffive and deceitful Gaming; and another Adl, intituled. An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Gaming at Ordinaries. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for Dividing the Parifhes of St. John, and St. Margaret,' and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Land; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon, without any Amendments. And that they have agreed to the Amendments by this Houfe made to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to amend the Law for Proving Wills in the General Court. And that they recede from the Amendments by them made to the Bill, intituled. An Ad, to continue and amend the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for reducing the Laws made for amending the Staple of Tobacco; and for preventing Frauds in His Majefty' s Cuftoms, into One Ad of Affembly, which were difagreed to by this Houfe; and have paffed the
Refolved,

Ordered,

with the Amendments agreed to. The Houfe was, according to Order, called over. A Bill, To impower the Treafurer of this Colony, to lay out the Sum of Two Thoufand Pounds in Arms, for the Defence of the Country, in the prefent Time of Danger; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time: And the Queftion being put, That the faid Bill be committed?
Bill,

Then the Queftion was


divided.

paffed in the Negative. put. That the faid Bill be Ingroffed; upon which the Houfe
It

Noes go

forth.

Noes Yeas

35.
24. //

paffed in the Negative.

That the Bill be rejedted. M"' William Randolph moved. That this Houfe make a Refolve, That the Sum of Five Htmdred Pounds be given, to aid the Revenue for the Support of the Forts and
Refolved,
Fortifications in this

Colony

And

the Queftion being put thereupon ?

It

paffed in the

Negative.

in

That the Motion be rejedled. M"' Campbell moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, For laying out a Powder and Ball And the Queftion being put thereupon ?
Refolved,
:

Sum

of

Money

It

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the Motion be

reje(5led.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourned

'til

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

ff^ednefday.

(146)

Wednejday, October 24, 1744*


\

A
A
An
better

Bill, intituled,

encouraging the making of Salt-Petre, and Gun-Powder, was read a Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' William Waller do carry the Bill to the Council, for their

An Ad, for

Concurrence.

Meffage from the Council, by M' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for continuing Ad, for laying a Duty on Liquors.
Alfo to the
Bill, intituled.

the

Ad,

intituled.

An

Ad,

for continuing the

Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees;


Bill, intituled,

Ad, intituled. An Ad, and for other Purpofes

for the

therein

mentioned.

Alfo to the

An Ad,

for continuing the

Ad,

intituled,

An

Ad,

for alter-

ing the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to confirm the Lots of the
the Purchafers thereof;

Town

of Newcaftle, to

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned.


to

Sufannah Cooper to fell and difpofe of her Perfonal Eftate, by Deed or Will, notwithftanding her Hufband, Ifles Cooper, fhall be liinng; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, without any Amendments. And that they do infift on the Amendments by them made to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, to oblige the Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, and Augufta, to refide in the
Alfo to the
Bill, intituled.

An Ad,

enable

refpedive Counties whereof they are Surveyors. The Houfe took the faid Amendments into their immediate Confideration

and the

fame

being again read, were agreed to.

That M'' William Randolph do carry the faid Bill up to the Coimcil, and acquaint them. That they recede from their Difagreement to the faid Amendments. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Addrefs to His Majefty; and the Beverley Randolph, M' fame was read; and committed to M' N elfon, M' Whiting, Wafhington, M' Carter, and M' Lomax. The Houfe aKo proceeded to the Confideration of the Report of the Committee, appointed to examine into the old Records, belonging to the Public and the fame being
Ordered,

read,

it is

thereupon

Council and Affembly; the


;

That the Book N A, 42, containing the old Charters and Tranfadlions, in Book N A, 12, containing Orders and Patents, and fundry Tranfacftions in Affembly the Book N^ B, containing Orders and Depofitions; the Book N" E, 43. containing Letters, Royal Inftrudlions, and other Things; the Book containing Foreign Bufinefs, and Efcheats, from 1665, to 1676; the Book N B, 16. containing Orders, Depofitions, and Deeds; and an old Book, without Binding, much torn and effaced, containing Wills, Patents, and other Records, be tranfcribed, by the Clerk of
Refolved,
this Houfe.

And

that the

from 1677, to

Book N B, containing Bonds, Commiffions, and Royal Inftrudlions, 1682; the Book containing Patents, from 1679, to 1689; and the Book

containing Orders of the General Court, from 1682, to 1690, be new bound. M'' Nelfon, from the Committee to whom the Addrefs to His Majefty was committed,

reported feveral
livered the

Amendments made thereto which he read in his Place, and then deAddrefs, with the Amendments, in at the Table; where the fame were again
;

read,

and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Addrefs, with the Amendments, be
That the Houfe be adjourned
'til

fairly tranfcribed.

Ordered,

To-morrow Morning Ten o 'Clock.

Thurfday,

(i47)

Thurfday, October 25, 1744.

MR.
rence.

That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, PubUc Levy, and ftated the fame in a Book, which he deUvered in at the Table; and the fame was read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M^ Conway do carry the faid Book to the Council, for their Concur-

Conway

reported,

fettled the Proportion of the

M' Conway alfo, according to Order, prefented a Bill, For raifing a Public Levy; and the fame was received, and read the Firft Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be immedately read a vSecond Time And it was accord:

ingly read.

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be Ingroffed.

An Ad, for raifing a Public Levy, was read a Third Time. That the faid Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Conway do carry the faid Bill to the Council, for their Concurrence. A Meffage from the Council, by M"' Walthoe: That they have agreed to and paffed the Book of Proportions. That they have alfo paffed the Bill, intituled. An Ad, for raifing a Public Levy. M'' Whiting reported. That the Perfons appointed, had, according to Order, examined the InroUed Bills, and recfbified fuch Mif takes as were found therein; and that the fame were truly Inrolled. Ordered, That M'' Whiting do carry the Inrolled Bills to the Council, for their Con-

Bill, intituled.

Refolved,

currence.

A Meffage from the Council That they have infpe(5led the Inrolled
rolled.

Bills;

and are

fatisfied

they are truly In-

A Meffage from the Governor, by M'' Walthoe: The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe in the CouncilChamber; and that you bring with you fuch Bills as are ready for his Affent. And M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly; and the Governor was pleafed to give his Affent to the following Public and Private Bills An Ad, for the Relief of certain Creditors. An Ad, to explain and amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for the effedual Siippreffion
of Vice,

An
of this

and Reftraint and Punifhment Ad, to fettle the Diftribution of

of wicked, blafphemous,

the Salary, allowed by

and diffolute Perfons. His Majefty, to the Council

Colony.

An Ad, for continuing an Ad, made in the Firft Year of His Majefty's Reign, intituled, An Ad, for making more effedual Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions and one other Adl, intituled, An Ad, for continuing and amending the aforementioned
Ad.

An Ad, to amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for preventing exceffive and deceitful Gaming; and another Adl, intituled, An Ad, to prevent the Recovery of Money, or other valuable Things, won on Wagers; and for the more effedual Reftraint of Gaming at Ordinaries.

An Ad, to amend the Law for proving Wills in the General Court, and County Courts. An Ad, to continue and amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for reducing the Laws made,
for

amending into One Ad

the Staple of Tobacco;

and

for preventing

Frauds in His Majefty's Cuftoms,

of

Affembly.

An Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for laying a Duty upon Liquors. An Ad, for amending an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for laying an Impofition upon Skins
and Furs,
the

for the better


to

Support
the

of the College of
tJte

An Ad,

amend

Ad,

declaring

Law

William and Mary, in Virginia. concerning Attachments; and for altering

Court-Days in

the Counties of

Accomack and Amelia.

An

(148)
Ad, to prevent frivolous and vexatious Suits; and to regulate Attornies, practifing in the County Courts. An Ad, to eftablifk and confirm the Bounds and Title of Lands, held in the Town of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond. An Ad, to amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for fettling fome Doubts and Differences Clergy; for allowing the fame to Women, and of Opinion, in Relation to the Benefit of

An AA,

to

amend an Ad,

intituled,

An

taking

away

of

Reading; and

to

difable

certain

Perfons

therein

mentioned,

to

be

Witneffes.
for amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon. of Lands; An Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled, An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned. An Ad, for continuing and amending the Ad, for preventing Loffes from Drivers paffing with Cattle through this Colony; and for laying a Duty on Horfes. An Ad, for continuing the Ad, for altering the Method of Tryal of certain Criminals

An Ad,

therein mentioned.

An Ad, An Ad,
and Queen,

for appointing feveral


to

new

Ferries.

impower

the Veftry of the

to fell the Glebe of the faid

Parifh; and

Parifh of Stratton-Major, in the County of King to purchafe a mme convenient Glebe

in Lieu thereof.

An Ad,
An Ad,
Hogs
at large

for enabling the Juftices of Prince


to

Tobacco on the faid Counties,


to

prevent the

William and Fairfax Counties, to levy Occoquan Ferry. Inhabitants of Tappahanock Town, from raifing and keeping
fupport

within the faid Town.

An Ad, An Ad,

to oblige the

Surveyors of the Counties of Albemarle, Augufta, Frederick, and

Louifa, to refide in the refpedive Counties whereof they are Surveyors.


for Dividing the Parifhes of St.

John, and

St.

Margaret; atui for other PurPurchafers thereof; and


Prince William, and

pofes therein mentioned.

An Ad,
for other

to

confirm the Lots of the

Town

of Newcaftle, to the

An

Purpofes therein mentioned. Ad, for Dividing the Parifh

of

Hamilton, in

the

County

of

ereding the fame into

Two

diftind Parifhes;

An

Ad,

for Dividing the


to Briftol

Parifh of

Purpofes therein mentioned. Bath, in the County of Prince George, and adding
other

and

Part thereof

Parifh.
tlte

An Ad,
their

for obliging

Parifh of

St.

Martin

to

repay

to the

Parifh

of Frederickfville,

Proportion of Four Hundred and Ninety Six Pounds, and Ten Thoufand Pounds of Tobacco, levied on the faid Parifh of St. Martin, before the Divifion of the fame. An Ad, to enable the Common Hall of the City of Williamsburg, to affefs a Tax on a tlie Inhabitants of the faid City, for building a Prifon; and for other Purpofes therein
mentioned.

Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied County by the Court; and for altering feveral Court Days. An Ad, for reviving the Ad, to impower the Juftices of Elizabeth City County to ered Pounds; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. An Ad, for Dividing the County of Goochland, and the Parifh of St. James, in that County; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. on
the Inhabitants of the faid

An Ad,

for giving a Reu'ard for killing

An An An
mond.

Ad,
Ad,

for

Dividing the Upper Parifh in

Nanfemond County, and adding Part


to fell certain

thereof to Sufifolk Parifh.


to

enable the

Nottoway and Nanfemond Indians,

Lands; and
Rich-

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

Ad,

to

prevent the building

and repairing Wooden Chimnies in

the

Town

of

An Ad, for Diffolving the prefent Veftry of the Parifh of Truro,- and for appointing a new Eledion of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh. An

149)

An AH, to oblige the Inhabitants of Augufta County, to pay their Proportion of the Charge for running the Dividing Line between Augufta and Frederick Counties. An Ad, to enable Mann Page, Efq; to fell and difpofe of certain intailed Lands, to
raife
other

Money
Ad,

for the

Paiment

of his Father's Debts,

and Performance

of his Will;

and

for

Purpofes therein mentioned.

An

to

enable

John

Belfield to

fell

certain

Lands

therein mentioned, notwithftand-

Purpofes therein alfo mentioned. a An Ad, for eftablifhing Town near Roy's Warehoufe, in the County of Caroline; and for other Purpofes therein tnentioned. An Ad, to impower Peter Hedgman, Gent, to lay out and apply the Rents and Profits of certain intailed Lands therein mentioned, whereof William Brent lately died feifed, towards paying the Debts of the faid Decedent; and for other Purpofes therein
ing his Infancy;
for other

and

mentioned.

An Ad,

to

enable Sufarmah Cooper

to fell

and difpofe

of her Perfonal Eftate,

by Deed

or Will, notwithftanding her


therein mentioned.

Hufband,

Ifles

Cooper, fhall be living; and for other Purpofes

An Ad, An Ad,

to

Francis Weft, in Fee-Simple; and


to veft certain

dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in to fettle other Lands, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes.

Lands

therein mentioned, whereof Greorge Carter, Efq;


to

lately

died feifed, in Fee-Simple, in certain Truftees therein named,

be Sold, for the Perform-

ance of his Will.

An

Ad,

to veft certain

Lands

therein mentioned, in the Perfons

who have purchafed

under the Feoffees and Truftees of the Town of Tappahanock. An Ad, for vefting Three Hundred and Ninety Four Acres of Land, with the Appurtenances, in the County of King William, whereof William Banks is feifed, in Fee-Tail, in John Norton, Gent, in Fee-Simple; and for fettling feveral Slaves, therein named, in
Lieu
thereof, to the

fame Ufes.

An Ad,

for raifing a Public Levy.

The Governor alfo gave his Affent to the following Refolve of the Houfe of Burgeffes, which the Council had agreed to, viz. That the Sum of Two Himdred and Eighty Pounds per Annum, be allowed to William Parks, from this Time to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, as a full Recompence for Printing and Delivering Infpedlors Notes and Books, Receipts for the Duty of Slaves, Printing Proclamations, and other Adls of Government, and aU other
Public Services he
is

now

obliged to perform.

And
Gentlemen
of the Council,

then

made

the following Speech:


the

M^ Speaker, and Gentlemen of

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

AM now

to give

you

my

Thanks, for the


But,

Bills

I
I

truft, as I

am

fure they are calculated with that View, will be for the Benefit

you have prefented to me; which I and

Conveniency of the People.


Gentlemen
of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,
I

did hope, in Compliance with what

recommended

to

you at the Opening

of this

Seffion, and indeed, correfpondent to your Addrefs, you would have contributed, either towards Repairing our Batteries, which my Concern for the Public Safety prompted me to afk; or that the Senfe of common Danger would have animated you with a more

laudable Zeal,

and warmed you

into a vigorous

and unanimous Refolution,

of exerting

your utmoft Efforts to convince your Country, at this perilous Conjimdlure, that you had made the beft provifion for her true Intereft and Prote(5tion. But fmce every Motion of that kind has been rejedled, and more effedlual Meafures, though they obtained the Credit of a Bill, have been debated into a Negative, that fuch
Proceedings

may

not be cenfured worfe than they deferve,

Gentlemen

(i5o)
Gentlemen of the Council, and Hcmfe of Burgeffes,
I

do

expecfl,

from your known Affedlion to His Majefty's Perfon and Government

that during your Recefs in your refpe($live Counties,

you

will diligently difcharge the

your Military as Civil Capacities; by taking fpecial Care the feveral Mufters be attended with Proper Officers, the Men well difciplined, and provided with Arms and Ammunition and by ftrit^ly putting the Laws in Execution
in
;

Duty incumbent upon you, as well

againft all Difturbers of the Peace.

And as you are, no doubt,

impatient to

vifit

longer than to acquaint you, that I have thought

Third Thurfday in Decetnber next Time.

and

this

your private Affairs, I fhall keep you no fit to prorogue this Affembly to the Affembly is accordingly Prorogued to that

THE

JOURNAL
OF THE

Houfe of BURGESSES.
AT A

GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
Summoned
to be held at the Capitol^ in the City

of Williamsburg^ on Thurfday the Sixth Day of May^ in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of our
Sovereign Lord

GEORGE

II.

by the Grace of

God, of Great-Britain^ Francey and Ireland^ King, Defender of the Faith, ^c. And from thence continued, by feveral Prorogations, to Thurfday the Twentieth Day of February^ in the Nineteenth Year of His faid Majefty's Reign; Being the and in the Year of our Lord 1745: Third Seflion of this Affembly.

W ILLI A MSB U R G:
Printed by

William Parks,

M,DCC,XLVI.

I
!

it

THE

JOURNAL
OF THE

HOUSE
THOMAS HALL,
Teft,

of

BURGESSES.

Thurfday, February 20, 1745.


Gent, having prefented a Commiffion from his Honour the Governor, to be Serjeant at Arms, and Mace-bearer, to this Houfe; and having taken the Oaths appointed by Adt of ParHament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken the Oath of Abjuration, and fubfcribed the
to that Office.
M''

was accordingly admitted


Speaker,

Meffage from the Governor, was delivered by

Walthoe:
of this

M"'

The Governor commands the immediate Attendance


Chamber.
M"'

Houfe

in the Council-

Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly;

That the Houfe had attended the Governor in pleafed to make a Speech to the Council and this Houfe; of which, to prevent Mif takes, he had obtained a Copy Which he read, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and is as follows
:

and being returned, reported. the Council-Chamber, and that he was

Gentlemen of the Council, Mr. Speaker, and Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

IS and
of

HOULD

not have fhorten'd


if

my laft Prorogation, to call you together fo fuddenly,


of the

at this Seafon,

an Incident,

moft affedling Concern to

us,

had not de-

manded our immediate Regard, and left me without Excufe for my Silence. BY all the Accounts we have lately had from our Mother Country, the Sons Violence have again taken up rebellious Arms againft our Sovereign, incited by the

Prefence of

an intriguing Dependant on Foreign Courts, and animated by the Promife of Affiftance from our moft inveterate Enemies, the French and Spaniards; intending, with thofe Tools of Tyranny and Oppreffion, to fubvert our Excellent Conftitution in Church and State, and force us to exchange the Bleffmgs of Liberty, for the moft abjedl Slavery, \mder the arbitrary Will of a Popifh Pretender, brought up, and his Sons after him, to idolize the glaring Ceremonies of the Romifh Communion, and pay a blind Obedience to the Briefs and Mandates of a fuppofed infallible Judge; that fpiritual Deceiver, by whofe perfidious Cafuiftry, making Religion fubfervient to every vicious Inclination, Pardons are granted for paft Sins, Indulgences for future ones, and, for Fees proportioned to fuch mighty Favours, departed Souls are releafed from a troublefome State of Expiation, and others qualify'd for the Society of Saints in Heaven.
are fome of the grand Articles of that profane and oftentatious Syftem of Iniquity, to which, by the Rebellion, they mean to compel us to fubmit: Thefe are the Fables, cunningly devifed, to infnare the Ignorant, and captivate the more Circumpe<ft;

THESE

(154)
fpe(5t; tho', in

the Gofpel

we have

receiv'd,

it

manifeftly appears, that our High Prieft

Jesus, the

Son of GOD, left no fuch derivative Authority to any of his Apoftles, that Purgatory is an imaginary Place, and that no Man upon Earth has an abfolute PoweJ

to forgive Sins.

BUT,

Gentlemen, as

am convinced

of your Averfion to this deftrudlive Scheme,

and that I can't excite in you a more lively Abhorrence of the deteftable Enterprize, that what the firft News of it infpir'd, rather than wafte Time with what you all know, the Abfurdity of the Pretender's Claim, or the horrid Cruelties exercifed upon us under the Notion of Hereticks, by that Spirit of Perfecution which for ever attends this Corruption of Faith and Morality, I chufe to lead you to confider how we ought to demean ourfelves, in a Conjundlure that calls for Inftances of Duty and Gratitude.

AND

muft fubmit

it

to you, whether, in our diftant Situation,

and adequately

to our Zeal, we can fufficiently exprefs our indignant Refentment againft the dreadful Attempt, and give fuch ample Proof of our fmcere and ardent Attachment to the prefent

Eftablifhment, imlefs, with an occafional Addrefs to the King, we, after the Example of our Fellow-Subje(5ls, enter into an Affociation, obliging ourfelves, with our Lives and Fortunes, to maintain, defend, and fupport the Perfon, Family, and Government of

His moft gracious Majefty King GEORGE, our only rightful and lawful Sovereign, and the juft Guardian of our facred and civil Rights.

our Religion and Liberties are in fuch imminent Danger, our bounden Duty to our King and Country will fuggeft to us, as the beft Teftimony Words can convey, of our unalterable Fidelity to the Engagements we are already
under.

SUCH a Covenant, when

THESE
Affiftance,

are the Principles,

and

thefe only, that can protedt us, with the Divine

from the Miferies and Calamities of inteftine Do(5lrine, Herefy, and Schifm and fecure to us, if we are not Rebellion, falfe from War, wanting to ourfelves, Peace of Mind whilft we live, and that Peace at the lat, which the Rmnan Prelate can neither, by his Interdidls deprive us of, nor, by his miftaken Devotion,

we

are next

Week

to implore,

procure for

us.

AND now. Gentlemen of the Council, and Houfe of Burgeffes, that you will endeavour, during this Seffion, to to her prefent Exigencies,

propofed,

am

Loyal
I

Subje(5ts,

advance the Honour and Welfare of your Country, fuitable and unanimoufly comply with what I have with great Fervency abundantly convinced, by the Reputation you have juftly acquir'd of Stanch Proteftants, and true Patriots.

order therefore, to perpetuate this amiable and favourite Character, Gentlemen Houfe of Burgeffes, I muft beg your Indulgence one Moment longer. The College of William and Mary, that Seminary of Learning, and Ornament to Virginia, tho' founded and endow'd with Royal Contributions, you are all fenfible, could not have flourifh'd to the Advantage of Erudition it has arriv'd, without your Bounty and additional Munificence: As the Adl conveying that Largefs, is now near expiring, I am induced by a pious Regard for the Advancement of pure Religion, and the Study of ufeful Knowledge, to recommend to you its Renewal; to which I fhall, with uncommon Pleafure, give my Affent, and promife to procure His Majefty 's Confirmation. If I tell you, that there is not in any Part of the World, a College, where good Order, Decency and Difcipline, are better maintain 'd, where God Almighty is more conftantly and devoutly worfhipp'd, and where greater Care is taken to train up young Students in the Rudiments of Religion, Loyalty, Science, and good Manners, and carrying them on towards Perfection, than in This, I am fure I fhould fpeak without Artifice or Flattery, and I dare fay, within the Bounds of Truth.
of the

THIS, which I have obferv'd with great Satisfaction, no doubt you hear with Delight and Approbation For, with what Comfort may you from hence extend your Views through future Centuries, and anticipate the Happinefs provided for Pofterity by refledt:

ing

(155)
ing that not only your Sons, but their Defcendants to lateft \ges, will there be guided
in the

Paths of Virtue and found Literature, and

fitted, as

they

may by

Genius be

dif-

pofed, for the Serv'ice of their King, their Country,

and

their

GOD.

will not only think fuch diligent Youth, worthy the Continuance of the annual Income ariling from the whole Penny, which has hitherto been their chief Support, but kindly take them imder your conitant Patronage and Protection

UPON

thefe Confiderations, I

am perfuaded you

and

difcreet Inftrudlors of

have one Requeft more to make to you, with which I fhall conTwo Regiments bound to Cape-Breton, to preferve the valuable Conqueft of Louifburg, after a tedious Voyage from Gibraltar, by bad Weather and contrary Winds, have been forced with their Convoys into this Colony. The Commodore and the Commanding Officers of the Regiments, purfuant to an Order I have feen, That in Cafe they could not reach that Ifland, and were obliged to take Shelter in any of thefe Provinces, they fhould apply to the Governor, for whatever Affiftance they might ftand in need of; on their Arrival made Application to me, and among other Neceffaries, fuch as landing their Men, and an Allowance of Wood and Candles, defir'd fome frefh Provifions for them many being very fick and infirm For the Difembarking their Men, for Fire and Candles, which I judg'd indifpenfible, without any Hefitation I gave Orders, promifmg to report and recommend the whole to the Conlideration of your Houfe, in whofe Power it is to relieve them and I do it with the greater Eameftnefs, becaufe I am certain, at this critical Jvmcfture, and on fuch an Occafion, a generous Supply will be accepted by His Majefty as a Token in Ratification of your Duty, and of your Regard to that important Service for which thefe Brave Men are appointed.
I

GENTLEMEN,
:

clude

Several Tranfports with

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, to return him the Houfe, for his affedtionate Speech; to acknowledge his great Care and Thanks tinwearied Attention, in Difcharge of the important Truft repofed in him by his Majefty, to affure his Honour we will do every Thing in our in the Government of this Colony Power to Promote the Honour and Intereft of our Country; and exert the utmoft of our Endeavours to maintain the Succeffion of the Crown in the prefent Royal Family. Conway, and M"" Ludwell, do prepare and bring in the Ordered, That M'' Corbin,
Refolved,
of this
;

fame.
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will

take the Governor's Speech into Confideration on

Monday

next.

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for County of York, in His Majefty 's Council; promoted to one of is Efq; who N on, the Room of William elf and that M' Burwell wait on the Governor with the faid Addrefs. AKo, that an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for elefting a Burgefs, to fer\'e in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the County of Goochland, in the Room of William Randolph, Gent, deceafed; and that M^ Cocke wait on the
Ordered,
electing a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the

Governor with the faid Addrefs. Alfo, that an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for eleding a Burgefs, to fer\-e in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the County of Gloucefter, in the Room of Samuel Buckner, Gent, who has accepted of a Place of Profit; and that M"^ Whiting wait on the Governor with the faid Addrefs. Alfo, that an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue, for eledting a Burgefs, to fer\'e in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the County of CharlesCity, in the Room of Benjamin Harrifon, Efq; deceafed; and that M' Kennon wait on
the Governor with the faid Addrefs.

an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to Eledling a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent Seffion of Affembly, for the County
Alfo, that

iffue, for

of Prince

George, in the

and that

M"^

has accepted of a Place of Profit; Beverley Randolph wait on the Governor with the faid Addrefs.

Room

of Richard Bland, Gent,

who

Ordered,

(156)
Ordered,

That the Reverend M' Thomas Dawfon be continued Chaplain to

this

Houfe; and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning, at Ten o'Clock. Ordered, That William Francis, James Lavie, Robert Wager, and Thomas Broadribh, Door-keepers to this Houfe; and that they give their Attendance accordcontinued be
ingly.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday, February 21, 1745.

M
raifes in
firft

R. Corbin reported, That the Perfons appointed had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to

by the Houfe, without any Amendment and


;

is

as follows

SIR,

WE

His Majefty's moft Dutiful and Loyal Subje(5ls, the Burgeffes of Virginia, in General Affembly, humbly beg Lea\'e to Addrefs your Honour, with our moft unfeigned and hearty Thanks, which are the natural Refult of that zealous and fmcere Regard that your wife and juft Adminiftration

now met

our Hearts.
appointing your Honour for our Governor, not to retain

W E are too deeply fenfible of the many Bleffmgs of our Sovereign's Reign, from the
Beneficent Inftance of
it,

in

the moft ardent Attachment and unalterable Fidelity to His Royal Perfon, Family, and

Government, the moft lively and indignant Abhorrence of this, and every deteftable Attempt, to violate his Majefty's juft and undoubted Rights, and the moft eameft Purpofe of teftifying our Gratitude, by that beft Inftance of it, our hearty Concurrence in every Meafure which can tend to the Honour of His Majefty, and the Welfare of His
People.

we beg Leave to affure you, are the only Sentiments of our Hearts; and, thus animated, we will unite in every Means our Power can reach, to promote the Intereft of our Country, and to give the ampleft proof of our Duty and Affedlion to His
Sir,

THESE,

Majefty King GEORGE, and of our Zeal to maintain the Succeffion of the Crown, in His Royal Houfe; the fureft Bulwark of our Religion, the beft Guardian of our Liberties, and the ftrongeft Support of our happy Conftitution Thus, endeavouring to deferve that favourite and amiable Charadler, fo juftly, from thefe Motives, acquired by our Anceftors, of Loyal Subjed;s, and True Patriots. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed, and prefented to the Governor, by the Speaker and the whole Hoiafe. Ordered, That the Committee who prepared the fame, do wait on the Governor,
:

to

know

his Pleafure

when

the Hovife fhall attend to prefent


of Privileges

it.

Ordered,

That the Committee

and Eledlions be

revived,

and

to confift

of the following Perfons:


M"'

Conway,

M"- Beverley Randolph. they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all fuch Matters as fhall or may come in Queftion, touching Returns, Eledlions, and Privileges; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to this Houfe: And the faid Committee is to have Power to fend for

W Whiting, M' Bnrwell, W Braxton, and

M-- Carter,

W Richard Randolph, W Lomax, W Benjamin Waller,

And

Perfons, Papers,

and Records,

for their Information.

Ordered,

>

(157)
Ordered,

That the Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances be revived, and

confift

of the following Perfons


M'^ Carter,

M' Richard Randolph, M' Digges, M' Kennon,


M"'

M'' M''

Whiting,

W Woodbridge, W Braxton,
M'' Burwell,
M"' Corbin,

Conway, Simmons,

M' Baylor,
M'' M""

William Gray,
Wafhington,
Lee,

W W Moore,
M'' B^T.
M''

M"' Chifwell, M'' Colville,


M"'

Randolph,

Worw/^y,
Ludwell, and

Meriwether.
are to meet

and adjourn from Day to Day, and take into their Confideration and Grievances, that fhall come, legally certified, to this Affembly; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe, from Time to Time: ^\nd 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 they have Power to fend for Perfons, papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That the Committee of Courts of Juftice be revived, and confift of the

And they

all

Propofitions

following Perfons:
M""

Whiting,
M'' Fantleroy,

M''

Lomax,
Cocke,
Waller.

M' Benjamin M'' Benjamin

M"'

William Waller, and

And they are to meet and adjourn from Day


Matters relating to Courts of

and to take into their Confideration fuch other Matters as fhall, from Time all Jioftice, to Time, be referred to them; and report their Proceedings: And the faid Committee have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information.
to Day,
all

and

Ordered,

That the Committee

of

Trade be revived, and


Braxton,
M''

confift of the following

Perfons
M"^

M^ Harmer,
M'' Corbin,

Richard Randolph,

M"" Colville,

And they

and M"' Richard Cocke. meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take under their Confideration, all Things relating to the Trade of this Colony, and all fuch Matters as fhall be, from Time to Time, to them referred: and report their Proceedings: And the faid Committee have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That the Committee of Claims be revived, and confift of the following
M^
Liidwell,

are to

Perfons

W Weftwood,
M"'
M""

M'

Beverley,
M"'

Turner,

Hedgman,
Wall,

M'' Boiling,
M'' M"'

M'' Mitchell, M''

Sweney, Harmer,

Norwood,
Cocke,

K' Richard
M'' Taylor.

M' Thornton, M"" Cobbs, and


their Confideration

And they
all

are to

meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and take into

Public Claims, which fhall be prefented to the Houfe during this Seffion; and to

report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe,

gone through the faid Claims

And aU Perfons

that have

any Claims, are to

when they have deliver them


to

(iS)

And they is to deliver the fame to the faid Committee, of Courfe. Information. their for Records, and Papers, Perfons, for fend have Power to Ordered, That the Clerks of the feveral Committees, be continued in their refpe<5live
to the Clerk,

and he

Offices.

and Grievances, be a fufficient Committees. Number to Refolved, That in all Cafes of controverted Eledlions, to be heard at the Bar of the Houfe, or before the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Petioners do, by themfelvcs, or their Agents, within a convenient Time, to be appointed either by the Houfe or the Committee of Privileges and Elections, as the Matter to be heard fhall be, before
Ordered,

That Nine

of the

Committee

of Propofitions

make a Committee; and Five

of all other

the Houfe or the faid Committee, deliver to the fitting Members, or their Agents, Lifts of the Perfons intended by the Petitioners to be objeded to, who voted for the fitting

Members, giving in the faid Lifts the feveral Heads of Objedion, 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.

That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do infpedl the Journal of the laft Seffion, and prepare 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: That they do examine what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion, and infpecft 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 Opinion which of them are fit to be revived and continued.
Ordered, Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday, February 22, 1745.

MR.
to receive

the Governor, to
their Addrefs
:

Corbin reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, waited on know his Pleafure when the Houfe fhould attend him with

was pleafed to fay he fhould be at the CouncilChamber To-Day, and would fend a Meffage to the Houfe when he was ready
that he
it.

And

Petition of

Mary

Griffin, fetting forth.

That fhe was poffeffed

of

two Negroes,

who having

robb'd Capt. Garnet's Store, as fhe fuppofed, through Fear of being brought

and being out-lawed, drowned themfelves; and praying theConHoufe therein, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereto Juftice, ran away,
fideration of the

upon, to the Houfe.

A
M"'

Meffage from the Governor, was delivered by


Speaker,

M''

Walthoe:

I am commanded by the Governor to acquaint this Houfe, that his Honour is now ready to receive their Address in the Coimcil-Chamber. M"' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up, and being returned, reported. That he had, with the Houfe, attended the Governor in the Cotmcil-Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him to which he was pleafed to return the following Anfwer
;

Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

WHEN

Artns were profecuting their Sovereign' s Engagements Abroad, and a Rebellion raging at Home, in Favour of an abjured Pretender to His
the Britifh

Nation;

Crown and Dignity, fupported by the avowed Enemies to our Name and to Your Lafiing Honour I fpeak it, the dark and gloomy Cloud could
could not intercept the

not obfcure the Brightness of Proteftant Loyalty in this Colony;

Thoughts

: : ; : :

(159)
Thoughts of certain Happinefs under His Majefty's Gracious Government; nor dminifh Your earneft Purpofe to concur in your Zeal for the Succeffion in His Royal Houfe. every Meafure your Power can reach, to defend the prefent Eftablifhment, the fureft

Bulwark of our Religious and Civil Rights, as it is the Effed of Principle rather than Intereft; if you could fearch my Heart, you would meet with more fuitable Returns than I am able to exprefs, for your very obliging and dutiful Addrefs.
Ordered,

and
of

to the
Alfo,

That M"' Walke be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, Committee of Trade. that M' Ruffin be added to the Committee of Cairns, and to the Committee
Jofeph Gray be added to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, and to

Trade.
Alfo, that M''
of Claims.

the Committee

Alfo, that M'' Eppes,

and

M''

Alfo, that M"^ Reddick be

Baker, be added to the Committee of Courts of Juftice. added to the Committee of Courts of Juftice, and to the

Committee

of Trade.

and Eledlions. was prefented to the Houfe and read; fetting forth the many Hardlhips they labour under, by the prefent Method of proving Store Accounts and praying that they may be allowed the Liberty of proving fuch Accounts before one or more Juftices. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine into the Matter thereof,
Alfo, that M'' Beverley be
of

added to the Committee

Privileges

Petition of feveral Merchants of the

Town

of Falmouth,

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

An Accoimt
paid
1

of

Thomas Thorpe,

Sheriff of the

Coimty

of

King and Queen

80 Pounds of Tobacco, levied on Ifaac Hayes, the

laft Seffion of

for having Affembly, for

up his Runaway Negroe Girl, the faid Hayes living in Effex Coimty, and refufing to pay in King and Queen was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That the faid Account be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims; and that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame,
taking
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Claim of Ignatius Weft, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned Claim of William Duelin, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned Alfo, a Claim of Thomas Hix, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned AKo a Claim of Solotnon Davis, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned AKo, a Claim of William Picket, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned Alfo, a Claim of William Ticklin, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned were feveraUy prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inft ruction to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid
:

Alfo, a

Claims refpectively in the

Book

of Claims.

a Petition for allowing an Ordinary to be kept at a Place called Cameron, being within Two Miles of a Ferry kept by the faid Weft Alfo, a petition of the Veftry of the Parifh of St. Margaret, fetting forth, That upon the Divifion of the faid Parifh, the laft Seffion of Affembly, there remained but
Weft, in Oppofition to

A Petition

of Hugh

and two of them not qualified; and that no Provifion Adl of Affembly for the faid Divifion, for filling up the Vacancies in the Veftr\', they did, by the Directions of the Governor and Council, affemble the Freeholders, and elect Twelve Veftrymen: But many Difputes and Controverfies being likely to arise, concerning the Legality of the faid Election, they pray the Confideration of the Houfe in the Premifes; were feveraUy prefented to the Houfe, and read.
Six Veftr\'men in that Parifh,

being

made

in the

of

That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Propofitions and Grievances; and that they examine into the Matters thereof, and
Ordered, Ordered,

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

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday,

(i6o)

Monday, February 24, 1745.

MR.
in

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers Propofitions and Petitions, from feveral Counties; and had come to feveral RefWhich he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered olutions thereupon were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as fame the at the Table; where
Carter,
:

follows

That the Propofitions from the Merchants in the County of Caroline, for for the more fpeedy and eafy Recovery of fmall Debts, and to have a altering the Claufe inferted. that a Copy of an Account, compared with their Books, and fwom to in the County, before one or more Juftices of the Peace, may be fufficient Proof; be reRefolved,

Law

je<5ted.

Refolved,
Parifh,

men of

That the Petition from the Minifter and Inhabitants of St. Margaret's in Caroline Coimty, fetting forth the diforderly and irregular Eledlion of Veftrythe faid Parifh, and praying a Dif folution of the faid Veftry, and a new Eledlion of
is

Veftrymen;

reafonable.

Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Lancafter, to have the Parifhes of Chrift's Church, and St. Mary's White Chapel, united; is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition from the Covmty of Lancafter, to oblige the Infpedlors to prize Transfer Tobacco to Nine Hundred and Fifty Pounds Nett, is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring
in

Bill or Bills

A written Meffage was delivered from

purfuant to the faid Refolutions. the Council, by


of the

M''

Walthoe:

W Speaker, and Gentlemen


refolved

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

upon Addreffing His Majefty, and entering into an Affociation; in which they defire your Houfe to join with them; and have appointed Two of their Members immediately to meet, in the Conference Chamber, any Number of your Houfe, as a Committee, to draw them up. Refolved, That this Houfe doth agree to join with the Council in an Addrefs to His Majefty; and alfo, to enter into an Affociation with them, to venture our Lives, our Fortunes, and all that is dear to us, in the Defence of His Sacred Majefty King George, and the Succeffion as fettled in His Royal Houfe. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to meet the Committee apppointed by the Council, in the Conference-Chamber, to draw up the fame; and that it confift of M' Carter, M' Conway, M' Ludwell, and M"' Corbin. Ordered, That M'' Carter acquaint the Council therewith. A Petition of Anthony Fofter, Under-SherifT of the County of Spotfylvania, fetting forth. That he was obliged to pay Eighty Six Pounds of Tobacco, levied on John Blake, for taking up his Runaway Negroe, the faid Blake having died infolvent was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame with their

The Council have

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Order of the Day being read.

The Houfe
and
after

refolved

itfelf

into a Committee, to confider the Governor's Speech;

fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M"' Conway reported, That the Committee had had the Governor's Speech tmder their Confideration, and had made fome Progrefs therein; but not having Time to go through the fame, had dire<5led him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider further
the Governor's Speech, on Thurfday next.
Ordered,

That

M-^ Elligood

be added to the Committee of Claims.


Alfo

(i6i)
M' Power to the Committee of Courts of Juftice, and to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Alfo M"' Barret to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Alfo M'' Lewis to the Committee of Courts of Juftice. A Petition of Roger Bell, and others, of the County of Orange, fetting forth, That they
Alfo

apprehended Three Negroes, who were, at a Court held for their Tryal, convidted of Horfe-ftealing; and praying that they may have the Reward allowed by Law in fuch Cafes, was offered to the Houfe And the Queftion being put. That the faid Petition be
:

received?
It

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

be rejedled.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday, February 25, 1745.

MR.
therein
;

Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, infpedled the Journals of the laft Seffion of Affembly, and prepared and drawn up a State of the

Matters then depending and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made and had agreed upon a Report Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame was again read, and thereupon Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do prepare and bring in a Bill for the more
: ;

equal Diftribution of the Eftates of perfons dying infolvent.

Alfo that the Propofition for dividing the County of Brunfwick; and aKo the Propofition againf t the Divifion of the faid Coimty which were feverally referred from
;

the laft Seffion of Affembly, to the Confideration of this, be referred to the Committee

and Grievances. John Peyton, complaining of an undue Election of James Waugh, to ferve as a Burgefs for the Coimty of Stafford, which was the laft Seffion of Affembly referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be again referred to the faid Committee, to examine the Matter thereof, and report the
of Propofitions

Alfo, that the Petition of

fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Claim of William Mattox, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was pre-

fented to the Houfe,


Ordered,

and

received.

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claim in the Book of Claims. A Petition of John Coke, Adminiftrator of John Mundell, deceafed, fetting forth. That the laft Affembly did, in Confideration of the faid Mundell's Fees, as Public Goaler, being very low, make an Addition to his Salary and praying fuch further Allowance as this Houfe fhall think fit:
it
;

That

AKo

a Petition of William Wyatt, Keeper of the Public Goal, to the fame Purpofe;

were prefented to the Houfe, and read.


Ordered,
of Claims
;

That the Confideration of the faid Petitions, be referred to the Committee and that they examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Memorial of William Waller, and Francis Thornton, Members of this Houfe, fetting forth. That John Mundell has received the Prifon Fees, and alfo the Fees for taking up a Negroe, who was removed from the Goal of Spotfylvania County, to the Public Goal; and has never paid the fame either to the Taker-up, or the County Goaler; and praying that this Houfe will dedu<5t the faid Fees out of the Tobacco to be levied for
the faid Mundell.
Ordered,

(l62)
That the faid Memorial be referred to the Committee of Claims and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to
Ordered,
;

the Houfe.

was prefented to the of Poimds Tobacco to James paid 280 has he That Houfe, and their for refpedlive taking laft Affembly, the them for levied Allen, Robinfon, and John away, who is nm or removed out of Graves, up a Runaway Negroe, belonging to John the County; and praying fuch Relief as this Houfe fhall think fit. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition, be referred to the Committee and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their of Claims

Petition of Jofeph Bickley, late Sheriff of Louifa County,

read;

fetting forth.

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of George Brett, fetting forth, That a Negroe of his having rambled a fmall Diftance from his Houfe, was taken up, and carried before Chandler Fowke, Gent, who committed him to the Goal of Stafford County, which was foon after accidentally fet on Fire, and the Slave burnt therein and praying fuch Relief as this Houfe fhall think
;

fit,

was prefented to the Houfe, and read And the Queftion being put. That the faid Petition be referred to a Committee?
It

paffed in the Negative.

That the faid Petition be rejedled. Thomas Everard, fetting forth. That as Clerk of Elizabeth City Coimty, he certified feveral Claims to the laft Affembly, for which the Allowance by Law was omitted to be levied him and praying it may be now levied, was prefented to the Houfe,
Refolved,

Petition of

and

read.

Ordered,
in the

That

it

be an Inftru<5lion to the Committee of Claims, to levy the fame


Hutchins be added to the Committee of Trade, and to the Comof Claims.

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

That

M"^

mittee for Courts of Juftice.


Alfo, that

M' Eyre and M' Crawford be added to the Committee


'til

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

IVednefdayy February 26, ly^-S'

THIS Day

being appointed, by a Public Proclamation, for a General

Fa ft, and

Humiliation;
Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday, February 27, 1745.


Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed FIVE be taken by Parliament, inftead the Oaths Allegiance and Supremto
A<$1 of

of

of

acy,

and taken the Oath

of Abjuration,

and fubfcribed the

Teft,

were admitted

to their Places in the Houfe.

M' Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, examined what Laws have expired fmce the laft Seffion of
Affembly, and infpedled fuch Temporary Laws as will expire with, or foon after the End of this Seffion of Affembly and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows
;
:

Refolved,
late

That the

A<ft of

Affembly,

made

in the

Majefty King George the

Firft, intituled,

An

Twelfth Year of the Reign of His Ad, for laying a Duty on Liquors, and
the

(i63)
and amending the fame; and alfo, fo much Aft of Affembly, made in the Eighth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An AA, for the better Support and Encouragement of the College of William and Mary, in Virginia, as appropriates the whole Duty of One Penny per Gallon, to the Relief of
of the

the feveral fubfequent Ads, for continuing

the faid College


tinued,

all which will expire on the Tenth Day of June, iT^T, ought to be conand reduced into One Adl of Affembly. Ordered, That the Committee for Courts of Juftice, do prepare and bring in a Bill
;

or Bills purfuant to the faid Refolution.

That U' Secretary Nelfon, M' Willis, and M' Fry, be added to the Committee and Grievances. Ordered, That M"" Monroe have Leave to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe, for the Recovery of his Health. A Petition of Mary Macguire, fetting forth. That her Hufband died in His Majefty's Service, in the late Expedition againft the Spaniards; and praying fuch Relief as this Houfe fhall think fit was prefented to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims and that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
Ordered,
of Propofitions
; ;

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Propofitions, from feveral
their

referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again

Counties, to

them

read,

of Henrico, for appointing a Ferry from the Land of William Pride, in the faid County, over Appomattox River, above the narrow Falls, to the Land of the faid William Pride, in Prince George County;
is

Refolved,

and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows That the Propofition from the Cotmty

reafonable.
Refolved,

Hugh
it

That the Propofition from the County of Fairfax, to have the Ferry from Weft's Landing, over Patomack River, to Frazer's Point, altered; and to have

appointed either to the faid Frazer's, or Addison's Landing; is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Fairfax, to prevent Factors and Ordinary-Keepers, intermeddling or concerning themfelves at Ele(5lions of Burgeffes;
be rejed;ed.
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County


be rejected.

of Fairfax, for altering the

Method

for taking Lifts of Tithables;

That the Propofition from the County of Fairfax, for repealing fo much of the A(5l, To reftrain Sheriffs, and other Officers, from making unreafonahle Seizures and Diftreffes, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, as makes it unlawful for any Juftice to make out an Execution on a Judgment by him granted out of Court, againft the Body of any Debtor; be rejedted. Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of Fairfax, for altering the Law prohibiting Ordinaries to be kept within Five Miles of a Public Ferry; and alfo a Petition of Hugh Weft, by the Houfe referred to this Committee, againft the faid Propofition;
Refolved,

be rejedled.
Ordered,
in

That the Committee

of Propofitions

and Grievances, do prepare and bring


fetting forth,

a Bill or Bills, purfuant to the

Two

firft

Refolutions.

A
That

Petition of George Webb,

was prefented to the Houfe, and read;

in 1737, one Thomas Collins obtained a Certificate of a Wolf's Head, which he affigned to him; that the faid Certificate being feveral Years miflaid, was, when found,

prefented to Hanover Court,


tion of this

of

who refufed to levy the fame; and praying the ConfideraHoufe therein. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame with their
Several

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

(i64)
Several Claims of Robert Dudley, for Services therein mentioned Alfo a Claim of John Newton, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned;

were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid
Claims refpedlively
in the

Book

of Claims.

Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parts adjacent to Naylor's-Hole Warehoufe, reprefenting many Inconveniences they labour under, by the Situation of the faid Ware-

houfe; and praying that the fame

may

be removed to a Place called Cat-Point; was

prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they examine into the matter thereof, and
report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved into a Committee, to take into their further

Confideration the Governor's Speech; and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M"^ Conway reported. That the Committee had had under their

and had made fome further Progrefs and had come to a Refolution thereupon; but not having Time to go through the fame, had dire<5led him to move for Leave to fit again Then he read the faid Refolution in his Place, and afterwards delivered the fame in at the Table; where it was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Sum of Six Hundred Pounds be paid by the Treafurer, out of the Public Money in his Hands, to M'' Secretary Nelfon, M' Digges, M"' Sweney, M'' Weftwood, M' Crawford, M' Boufh, and M"^ Hutchins, by them to be applied towards providing Fire-Wood, Candles, frefh Proviiion, and Quarters, for the Soldiers bound to CapeBreton, but by bad Weather and contrary Winds, forced into this Colony in Proportion to the Number of Men in each County and to be accounted for to the next Affembly. Ordered, That M"' Conway carry the faid Refolution to the Council, for their Confurther Confideration, the Governor's Speech;
therein,
: ;

currence.

Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider further the Governor's Speech, on Friday Se'nnight. M'' Corbin moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, to repeal a Claufe in an Adl, made in the Fourth Year of the late Queen Anne, intituled. An Ad, for Encouragement of building Water Mills; and the fame was received, and read the firft Time. Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second Time. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to prepare and bring in a Bill, to explain a Claufe in the Adl, Declaring what fhall be fiifficient Seating, Planting, Cultivating, and Improving of Lands, already granted, or hereafter to be taken up, and patented; and that M"" Benjamin Waller prepare and bring in the fame.
Refolved,

That

this

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday, February 28, 1745.

MR.
A
Bill,

Benjamin Waller, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To explain a Claufe in the Ad, Declaring what fhall be a fufficient Seating, Planting^
Cultivating,

up, and patented;

and Improving of Lands, already granted, or hereafter to be taken and the fame was read the Firft Time; and ordered to be

read a Second Time.

an Ad, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of the Queen Anne, intituled. An Ad, for Encouragement of building Water Mills, was read a Second Time: And the Queftion being put. That the Bill be Ingroffed?
repeal a Claufe in
late
It

To

paffed in the Negative.


Ordered,

Refolved,

That the

Bill

be rejefted.

(i65)
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for confirming the Grants in the Fork Rappahannock, and the North Side of the Dividing Line between the King, and the

of

Proprietor of the Northern-Neck;

and that

M"^ Carter,

and

M'' Beverley,

do prepare

and bring

in the

fame.

A Petition of Rachel McClonds, fetting forth, That her Hufband died in His Majefty's
Service, in the late Expedition againft the Spaniards;

and praying fuch


read.

Relief as this

Houfe

fhall

think

fit

was prefented to the Houfe, and

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

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the A<5t, intituled. An AA, and that M'' Ruffin do prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of John Wilfon, and others. Merchants of Glafgow, was prefented to the Hovife, and read; fetting forth, That they, fome Years ago, fettled a Store near Page's Warehoufe, in the Covinty of Hanover, under the Care of William Miller; and that in Auguft, 1744. fome evil difpofed Perfons fet on Fire, and burnt their Storehoufe, with a large Cargo of dry Goods, and other Commodities therein; and alfo the Books relating to their Dealings and Accounts, except only a Pocket-Book, containing the Ballances due to them in the Month of March, preceeding the aforefaid imhappy Misfortune: That many of their Debtors refufe to pay their Ballances, on Pretence they want Account of the particular Articles And praying that an Adl of Affembly may be paffed, directing the faid William Miller, their Factor's Oath to the feveral Ballances in the faid PocketBook, to be fufficient Evidence of the faid Sums being due, at the Time the fame were taken out of the Books; and directing, that the feveral Debtors aforefaid, fhall be compelled, on Oath, to difcover what Goods they have had, or what Payments they have made fince that Time; and that the Sum fo appearing to be due, may be by them recovered; or fuch other Relief as this Houfe fhall think fit. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, further examined what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion of Affembly, and infpedted fuch Temporary Laws as will expire with, or foon after the End of this Seffion; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Fifteenth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled, An Ad, for continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for laying a Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, which will expire the laft Day of July, 1747
Ordered,

concerning Waifts and Strays;

ought to be further continued.

Year of His prefent and ftamping all Pork and Beef, packed in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame fhall be Sold here, or fhipped for Exportation; and to amend the Adl, intituled. An Ad, for afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch; which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Fifteenth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad, to prevent Lawyers exading or receiving exorbitant Fees; which expired at the End of the laft Seffion of Affembly, ought not to be
Refolved, of Affembly,
in the Fifteenth

That the Adl

made

Majefty's Reign, intituled.

An Ad,

for infpeding, weighing,

revived.

That the Attomies pradlifing in County Courts, ought to be regulated. That the Adl of Affembly, made in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of His prefent Majefty, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned: And one other Adl of Affembly, made in
Refolved,
Refolved,

the

(i66)
prefent Majefty, For continuing the fame; the Eighteenth Year of the Reign of His faid Odober, 1747; ought to be further conof which will expire the Twenty Fifth Day
tinued.
Ordered,

That the Committee

of

Trade do prepare and bring

in a Bill, or Bills, pur-

fuant to the
Ordered,

Two

firft

Refolutions.
for Courts of Juftice,

That the Committee

do prepare and bring

in

Bill,

or

Bills,

purfuant to the
Carter,

Two

laft Refolutions.

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the M' Committee had had under their Confideration, a Propofition from the County of Henrico, to them referred and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to
; :

by the Houfe, as follows:

On
and

Confideration of the Propofition from the faid Coimty, that Deeds of Bargain

Purfuance of the Aft, intituled. An Ad, for amending the Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands; and for preventing tmlawful Shooting and Ranging theretipon, may be hereafter acknowledged or proved in the Court of the County where the Land lies and that all fuch Deeds heretofore fo acknowledged, or proved and certified, and recorded in the General Court, unlefs where they have been obtained by Fraud
Sale,

made

in

or CoUufion,

may

be confirmed;

Refolved,

That the faid Propofition is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, do prepare and bring

in a Bill,

purfuant to the faid Refolution. Claim of Thomas Charles, Affignee of Jofeph Mafon, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

Claim

in the

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

That the Hovife be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven o 'Clock.

Saturday,

March

i,

1745.

Two
ances.

Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A6t of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken the Oath of Abjuration, and fubfcribed the Teft, were admitted
to their Places in the Houfe.

Ordered,

That M' Bland be added to the Committee

of Propofitions

and Griev-

M' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had imder their Confideration, divers Propofitions, from feveral Coimties, to them referred and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read: And a Motion was made, That the Confideration of that Part of the Report, relating to Brunfwick Coimty, fhould be referred 'till Friday next; and the Queftion being put
; :

thereupon ?
Refolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the other Part of the faid Report; and the fame was again read, and Part thereof agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Propofition from the County of James-City, to impower their Sheriff to fummon the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the faid County, in any Part of
the City of William fburg, to ferve on Juries on Court-Days; is reafonable. Refolved, That the Propofition from Nanfemond, for altering the Day for holding Court in that County; is reafonable.

And

(i67)

And to the Refolution of the faid Committee, That the Propofition from the County Richmond, to revive the Ad, For deftroying Crows and Squirrels, is reafonable; the Houfe difagreed. Refolved, That the faid Propofition be rejecfled.
of

and Grievances, do prepare and bring by the Houfe. A Petition of William Beverley, a Member of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, That fome of his Negroes at Beverley-Park, having murdered their Overfeer, Eight of them were apprehended, and committed for Tryal; upon which Tr>'al, only Two were found guilty, and executed But that through the Inclemency of the Weather, all the reft except one, were fo froft-bitten, that Two died. One loft his Toes, and the others are ftill imder the Surgeons Hands; and praying the Confideration of
Ordered,
of Propofitions
in a Bill or Bills, purfuant the Refolutions agreed to
:

That the Committee

the Hoiofe therein.


Ordered,
of Claims;

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

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Roger Williams, for taking up a was prefented to the Houfe, and received.

Rimaway

Servant therein mentioned,

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid Claim in the Book of Claims. A Bill, To explain a Claufe in the Ad, Declaring what fhall be a fufficient Seating, Planting, Ctdtivating, and Improving of Lands, already granted, or hereafter to be taken

was read a Second Time. Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed, and read a Third Time. A Petition of Catharine Wilfon, fetting forth. That her Hufband died in His Majefty's Service, in the late Expedition againf t the Spaniards and praying the Houfe will give her fuch Relief as they think fit; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition, be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
up,

and

patented,

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for the Encouragement of the Manuand that M'' Carter prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the A(5l, made in the Fourth Year of the Reign of the late Queen Anne, intituled, An Ad, for Encouragement of building Water-Mills; and that M"' Corbin prepare and bring in the fame.
Ordered,
facture of Salt-Petre;

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday, March

3,

1745.

That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For further continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned And the fame was received, and read the First Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time. A Petition of Daniel Scott, praying that a Ferry may be appointed from his Land, acrofs James River, to the Land of John Lad: Alfo a Petition of William Battersby, praying. That a Ferry may be appointed from his Land, acrofs James River, to the Land of Daniel Scott Alio a Petition of William Cabbel, praying. That a Ferry may be appointed from his Land, acrofs the Fluvanna, to the Land of Samuel Spencer, oppofite thereto Alfo a Ferry from his Land, acrofs Tye River, to his Land, oppofite thereto; were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read.
:
:

MR.

Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported.

Ordered,

(i68)
That the Confideration of the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee Propofitions and Grievances; and that they examine the feveral Matters thereof,
Ordered,
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

of

and report the fame, with

A Member

returned upon a

new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed

to be

taken by A(5l of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken the Oath of Abjuration, and fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.

That M^ William Randolph be added to the Committee of Courts of Juftice. Bill, To explain a Claufe in the Ad, Declaring what fhall be a fufficient An Seating, Planting, Cultivating, and Improving of Lands, already granted, or hereafter to be taken up, and patented, was read the Third Time.
Ordered,

Ingroffed

Refolved,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Benjamin Waller carry the Ordered,

Bill

to the Council, for their Con-

currence.

M' Carter reported. That the Perfons appointed to meet Thofe appointed by the the Council, as a Committee to draw up an Address to His Majefty, and an Affociation, had, according to Order, met the Members of the Council in the Conference-Chamber; and had prepared an Addrefs to His Majefty, and the Form of an Affociation; which
with the Members of the Council, to be by them prefented to the Council. That the Thanks of this Hotife be returned to the Reverend M"^ William Stith, for his moft excellent Sermon, preached Yesterday before the Houfe; and that he be defired to print it: And that M' Fry acquaint him therewith. A Meffage from the Council, was delivered by M'' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Refolve, for giving Six Hundred Pounds, to be paid by the Treafurer, out of the Public Money in his Hands, to M"" Secretary Nelfon, M' Diggcs, M' Sweney, M' Weftwood, M.^ Crawford, M'' Boufh, and M'' Hutchins; by them to be applied towards providing Fire-Wood, Candles, Frefh Provisions, and Quarters, for the Soldiers bound to Cape-Breton, but by bad Weather and contrary Winds, forced into this Colony; in Proportion to the Number of Men in each County: And to be
they had
left

Ordered,

accoimted for to the next Affembly.


M''

Carter reported, That the Committee appointed, had, according to Order, pre-

pared a Bill, For uniting the Parifhes of Chrift's-Church and St. Mary's White-Chappel; and for Diffolving the Veftry of St. Margaret's Parifh: And the fame was received, and read the First Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time.

M' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Propofitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That that Part of the Propofition from the Coxmty of Richmond, which
relates

to reftrain the

unreafonable cutting

down Wood-Lands on

Glebes,

is

rea-

fonable;

and that Part

of the Propofition prohibiting the tending

Tobacco thereupon,

be

rejecfted.

That the Propofition from the Coimty of Brunfwick, for explaining an An Ad, to encourage Settlements on the Southern Boundaries: And alfo, for amending and explaining another Adl, intituled, An Ad, to allow Perfons, not concerned in making Tobacco, to difcharge Levies and Officers Fees in Money; be rejected. Refolved, That the Propofition from the Coimty of Hanover, to have an Infpedion at Page's Warehoufe, on Pamiinkey, feparate from that already eftablifhed: And alfo a Propofition from Louifa County, to the fame Purpofe; is reafonable. On Confideration of the Petition from the Churchwardens and Veftry of the Parifh
Refolved,
A<51, intituled,

of Frederickfville, in Lmiifa County, to be allowed their Proportion of the Sum of Ninety Four Pounds, levied on the Inhabitants of the faid Parifh by the Veftry of the Parifh
of St. Martin, before the Division of the faid Parifhes;

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

is

reafonable.

On

(i69)

On

Confideration of the Propofition of the Freeholders and Houfekeepers of the

Parifh of St. George, in Spotfylvania County; fetting forth,

The

irregular

and arbitrary

Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh and a new Eledlion of Veftrymen
;

and praying a

Diffolution of the faid Veftry,

Refolved,

That the

faid Propofition be rejedted.

On

Confideration of the Petition of John Wilfon, and others, Merchants in Glafgow,

by the Houfe to this Committee referred; Refolved, That the Allegations in the faid Petition are true
ought to be relieved.
Ordered,

and that the Petitioners

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill to oblige the Infpedlors to prize Transfer Tobacco to Nine Hundred and Fifty Povmds; to receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution, for appointing an Infpedtion at Page's Warehoufe, feparate from that already eftab-

That

it

lifhed there.

Ordered, That M'' Power prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Petition of John Wilfon, and others, Merchants of Glafgow. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution, for obliging the Parifh of St. Martin to pay the Parifh of Frederick fville, in Louifa County, the Sum of Ninety Four Pounds, levied on

the Inhabitants of the faid Parifh, before the Divifion of the faid Parifhes.

cutting

And aKo a Bill, purfuant to the down Wood-Lands on Glebes.


Ordered,

Refolution, for

reftraining the unreafonable

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday,

March

4,

1745.

For further continuing the Ad, intituled, An AA, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a Second Time; and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, on Thurfday next. A Bill, For uniting the Parifhes of Christ 's-Church and St. Mary's, White-Chapel; and for Diffolving the prefent Veftry of St. Margaret's Parifh, was read a Second Time; and committed to M' William Waller, M"" Loniax, and M'' Bamjaniin Waller. A Petition of Thomas Dudley, fetting forth. That he took up a Negroe belonging to Margaret Moore, of Maryland, who was committed to Middlefex Goal, and from thence removed to the Coimtry Goal That John Mundell, late Goaler, fold the faid Negroe, and never paid him the Allowance for taking him up and praying the fame may be dedudled out of the Tobacco now to be levied for the faid Mundell: Alio a Petition of Jane Barden, fetting forth. That her Hufband died at Jamaica, on his Return from the late Expedition againft the Spaniards; were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petitions, be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that they examine the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their
Bill,
:

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Claim

of

William Wren, for taking up a

Runaway Negroe

therein mentioned,

was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid
Claim, in the

Book

of Claims.

Meffage from the Council, was delivered by M'' Walthoe: That they had received the Report of their Committee, who, in Conjimdlion with thofe appointed by this Houfe, had drawn up an Addrefs to His Majefty, and an Affociation

(i7o)
tion

and had agreed to the fame

And had commanded him

to deliver

them

to this

Houfe, for their Concurrence thereto. And the Addrefs and the Affociation were read, and an Amendment made to the Addrefs; and the Affociation was agreed to. them, That this Houfe Ordered, That a Meffage be fent the Council, to acquaint the Addrefs; to which have agreed to the Affociation; and have made an Amendment to Waller go up with the Benjamin M' Fry and M^ that And they defire their Concurrence:
faid Meffage.

Ordered,
'til

That M' Wormley have Leave to be abfent from the Service

of this Houfe,

Saturday next. A Meffage from the Council, was delivered by M-" Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Amendment, propofed by this Houfe, to the Addrefs

to His Majefty.

M' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Returns of feveral new Writs, for Eleding Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows
;

Refolved,
ties of

That the Returns

of the feveral Writs, for Ele<5ling Burgeffes for the

Coun-

Prince George, Accomack, and York, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law: And that the Returns of the feveral Writs, for Electing Burgeffes for the Counties of Gloucefier, Charles-City, Goochland, and Albemarle, are not made in the form prefcribed

by Law. The Houfe being informed that the Sheriff of Charles-City, being fenfible of his Error, attended at the Door to amend his Return. Ordered, That he do amend the fame. Ordered, That the Returns of the refpedive Sheriffs of Goochland, and Albemarle,
be amended at the Table. And they were amended accordingly.
Ordered,

That the

Sheriff of Gloucefier

be fent

for, in

Cuftody of the Serjeant at

Arms, to amend

his Return.

A
That

Petition of George

Efbridge, was
Number

prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth,

George Efkridge, the Petitioner's Grandfather, died feifed


of Slaves,

and

poffeffed of divers
;

Tradls of Lands, a great

and a

large Perfonal Eftate

and

did,

by

his Laft Will and Teftament, among other fpecifick Devifes and Legacies, give and devise unto his Son William Efkridge, the Petitioner's Father, a certain Tradl of Land,

go and defcend with the Land, in Tail; and then gave all the reft of his Eftate, to be equally divided amongft his Children then living.- That fmce his Death, not only all the refidue of his Eftate has been
in Fee-Tail
;

and

alfo

Ten

Slaves, to be annexed, to

adminiltred in the Payment of his Debts, but fome Part of the Slaves fo as aforefaid

annexed to the Lands, were taken


dead, having
left

in

Execution, and fold, for the

Payment

of William

Efkridge's Proportion of the faid Teftator's Debts:

a large

Sum

Payment

of his

Proportion of

That the faid William is fince Money, by him taken up, upon Intereft, for the the faid Teftator's Debts, unpaid: That there has
of

lately been a Decree obtained againft the Reprefentatives of the faid George Efkridge, for Sixteen Slaves the Petitioner's Proportion of which, and the other Debts, together
;

with the Money taken up by his Father, upon Intereft, will amount to the Value of the remaining Slaves before mentioned, to be annexed to the Lands devifed to the faid
William Efkridge
Slaves, to go
of
:

And

that

it

will

be of great Advantage to the Petitioner, to

fell

Part

of the faid Tra<5l of

Land, for the Payment of the faid Debts, and keep the remaining and defcend, with the Refidue of the faid Land, according to the Will the faid Teftator and therefore praying, That an Adl of Affembly may pafs for that
;

Purpofe.
Ordered,

(i70
Ordered,

That M' Corbin prepare and bring

in

Bill,

according to the Prayer of the

faid Petition.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

ff^ednefday,
Ordered,

March

5,

1745.
'til

THAT
Ordered,

M' Chifwell have Leave

to be abfent from the Service of the Houfe,

Tuefday next.

The Houfe being informed, That the Sheriff of Gloucefter attended at the Door in Cuftody, to amend the Return of the Writ, for Eleding a Burgefs to
ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the faid Covmty;

That he do amend the fame

And

that he be difcharged out of Cuftody,

paying Fees.

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying, That an Allowance may be made him, for building a Wharf at Jerdan's Warehoufe; the Rent of the faid Houfe not being sufficient for building and keeping the faid Wharf and Houfes in Repair. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition, be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
Petition of Richard Bland, a
of this Houfe,

Member

Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife.


M"^ Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Propofitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to, with an Amendment, and are as follows On Confideration of the Propofition from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Counties of Prince George and Amelia, fetting forth. That they live fo remote from their refpe<ftive Court-houfes, and there being no convenient Road thereto, they cannot, without great Inconveniences, attend the Courts and General Mufters; and praying that a new County may be eredled, to contain the whole Parifh of Bath, in Prince George Coimty, and the lower Part of the Parifh of Raleigh, in Amelia County, to begin at the Mouth of Deep-Creek, thence up the fame to the Mouth of Woody-Creek; thence up the faid Creek to the Head thereof; and from thence a South Courfe to Nottoway River; Refolved, That the faid Propofition be rejed;ed. On Confideration of the Propofition from the Freeholders and Houfekeepers of the County of Prince George, praying that no Divifion of their faid County may be made
; :

Refolved,

That the

faid Propofition be rejedled.

On

Confideration of the Propofition from the County of Caroline, to have a free

Ferry appointed from the


fhall

that the Truftees of the faid

Town of Port-Royal, to the Land of Col. Thomas Turner; and Town may be impowered to agree with fuch Perfon as they

by and that the faid Ferry -keeper be allowed to receive fuch Salary from the Truftees, without any Moleftation from the Keeper of any Publick Ferry; and to prevent the building Wooden Chimneys in the faid Town of
think
fit

to keep the fame, allowing the Ferry-keeper fuch Salary, to be raifed

Subfcriptions, as they fhall agree for;

Port-Royal;

at the faid Place, be rejecfted;

which relates to appointing a Ferry Part of the Propofition, for preventing and that the other the building Wooden Chimnies in the faid Town, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition of William Batterfby, for appointing a Ferry from the
Refolved,

That that Part

of the faid Propofition,

Land

of the faid Batterfby, over

James River, to the Land

of Daniel Scott;

is

reafonable.
Refolved,

(172)
of Daniel Scott, for appointing a Ferry from the Land Fluvanna, to the Land of John Lad; is reafonable. of the faid Scott, over the appointing Ferries from the Refolved, That the Petition of William Cabbel, for Land of the faid Cabbel, over the Fluvanna, to the Land of Samuel Spencer; and from on the other Side the faid the Land of the faid Cabbel, acrofs Tye River, to his Land,

Refolved,

That the Petition

reafonable. of the Propofition from the County of Albemarle, fetting forth. Confideration On That the A(5l of Affembly, directing the choofmg of a Veftry for the Parifh of St. Anne, that County, before the 25th Day of January, 1744, could not be complied with, there

River;

is

in

being no Sheriff of the County at that Time; fince which, a Veftry hath been chofen by the Inhabitants of the faid Parifh, by the Appointment of the Sheriff; and praying a Confirmation of the faid Veftry, and their Adts

That the Propofition is reafonable. Ordered, That it be an Inftru<5tion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, Ferries, that to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for appointing feveral they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing feveral other Ferries, purfuant to the Refolutions for that Purpofe And that it alfo be an InftruAion to the York Town, faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for appointing a Ferry from
Refolved,
:

to Northampton Coimty.
Ordered,

That

preventing the
Ordered,

Lamax prepare and bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Refolution building Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Port-Royal.
M"^
it

for

be an Inftrudion to the Committee, to whom the Bill, For uniting the Parifhes of Chrift's Church a}td St. Mary's, White-Chapel; and Diffolving the prefent Veftry of St. Margaret's Parifh, is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe

That

or Claufes, for confirming the Veftry of the Parifh of St. Anne, in Albemarle Coimty, and their Adls, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe And that it alfo be an Inftrudlion
:

to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for confirming the Veftry of the Parifh of Truro, in the County of Fairfax, and their Adts. A Memorial of Thomas Holt, and William Edwards, Infpedlors at Gr ay' s-Cre&V

Warehoufe, in Surry County, was prefented to the Houfe and read, fhewing what Tobacco has been loft in that Warehoufe, by a high Tide; and praying that they may have fome Allowance for their Trouble, in overhaling and repacking the faid Tobacco.
of

That the faid Memorial be referred to the Confideration of the Committee Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, as it fhall
Ordered,

appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For reducing the Laws made, for laying a Duty on Liquors, into One A& of Affembly: And the fame was received, and read the firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time.

A Memorial of John Goodwin, and Robert Shield, Infpe<5tors at York Warehoufe, was prefented to the Houfe, and read fetting forth, That a large Quantity of Tobacco was very much damaged in the faid Warehoufe, by a high Tide and praying that this Houfe will indemnify them, and make them fome Recompence for their great Trouble, in overhaling, packing, and reprizing the fame. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Memorial be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
; ;

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

and others, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; Land may be laid off for a Town, at Todd's Warehoufe; and that a Ferry may be appointed from the faid Town, over to the Land of Robertpraying. That Fifty Acres of

A Petition of Benjamin Hubbard,

Armiftead Bird.
Ordered,

That M' Braxton prepare and bring

in

Bill,

according to the Prayer of

the faid Petition.

(i73)
Bird, was prefented to the Hovife, and read praying that he whole Salary of Fifty Pounds Sterling, per Annum, as Armourer; may be allowed the and that this Houfe will make him fome Allowance for cleaning the Great Guns before

Petition of

James

the Governor's Houfe.


Ordered,

That the Petition

A Petition of
for a

on the Table. William Parks, Printer, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying
lie

continuance of the Salary allowed him the laft Seffion of Affembly. That the Sum of Two Hvmdred and Eighty Pounds per Annum, be allowed Parks, from this Time, to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, and as a William
Refolved,

full

Receipts for the


currence.

Recompence, for printing and delivering Infpe<5lors Notes and Books, Notes and Duty on Slaves, and all other A<5ls of Government. Ordered, That M' Conway carry the faid Refolve to the Covmcil, for their Con-

M' Braxton, from the Committee of Trade, reported. That the Committee had, acBill, For continuing the Ad, intituled, An AH, for laying paid by the Buyers: upon Slaves, to be Duty a Alfo a Bill, For continuing an Ad, intituled, An Ad, for Infpeding, Weighing, and Stamping, all Pork and Beef, packed in this Colony, or imported for Sale, before the fame fhall be fold here, or fhipped for Exportation: And to amend the A<51, intituled. An Ad, for afcertaining the Gauge of Barrels for Pork, Beef, Tar, and Pitch: And the fame were received, and feverally read the Firf t Time and Ordered to be read a Second
cording to Order, prepared a
;

Time.

M'

Carter, according to Order, prefented to the

Houfe a

Bill,

For confirming

the

Grants in the Fork of Rappahaimock, and on the North Side of the Dividing Line between the King, and the Proprietor of the Northern-Neck: And the fame was read the Firft

Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time.


Ordered,
for giving

That Leave be given to bring

in

Bill,

to

amend

the

A<ft, intituled.

An Ad,

a Reward for killing wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County, by the Court; and for altering feveral Court-Days: And that M"' Campbell prepare and bring in the fame.
Ordered,

That

M'' Beverley
'til

Randolph, and
next.

M'' Boiling,

have Leave to be abfent from

the Service of the Houfe,


Ordered,

Monday
'til

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday,

March

6,

1745.

A
fhall

John Holder, Proprietor of the Publick Warehoufe at Hobbs's-Hole, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying to be reimburfed the Expence of building a Wharf at the faid Warehoufe. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition, be referred to the Committee of Claims; that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, as it
Petition of

appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Corbin, according to Order, prefented a Bill to the Hoiofe, For amending an Ad, intituled. An Ad, for Encouragement of building Water Mills: And the fame was read the Firft Time and ordered to be read a Second Time.
;

William Waller moved for Leave to prefent a Bill to afcertain what Number and the fame was received, and of Veftrymen may hold a Vef try, or make an Order Time. read the Firft Time and Ordered to be read a Second
M"'
;
;

M'

Beverley,

from the Committee


:

of Claims, reported.

That the Committee had had

under their Confideration feveral Matters to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table;

(174)
where the fame were again read, and, with Amendments to agreed to by the Houfe, as follows
Table;

Two

of

them,

Thcnnas Dudley, fetting forth, That John Mundell, the Fee for taking up a Runaway Negroe, late Keeper of the Publick Goal, has received County, to the Publick Goal, and has Middlefex of the Goal who was removed from the faid Fee to be allowed out of the praying never paid the fame to the Taker-up; and Tobacco to be levied for the faid Mundell; he ought to be Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that

On Confideration of the Petition of

paid out of the Tobacco to be levied for the Adminiftrator of the faid Mundell, for his
due. Confideration of the Petition of John Coke, Adminiftrator, &c. of John Mundell, m the Fees allowed by late keeper of the Publick Goal, fetting forth, that in Confideration were very fmall, and the Publick Goal, the of Keeper as Law to the faid John Mundell, additional vSalary of him allow an did Price of Tobacco much reduced, this Houfe

Fees

now

On

Thirty Pounds; and praying. That as Adminiftrator of the faid Mundell, he may be allowed fuch additional Salary, from the laft Seffion of Affembly, until the faid Mundell' s

Death;
;

That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true allowed Twelve Pounds Ten Shillings, Current Money.
Refolved,

and that he ought to be

Confideration of the Petition of William Wyatt, fetting forth, That this Houfe did allow an additional Salary to John Mundell, late Keeper of the Publick Goal, in Confideration of the Lownefs of his Fees, and for the better keeping his Prisoners; and

On

praying that he

be allowed the fame, he being Keeper of the faid Goal he ought to have the further Allowance of Ten Pounds Current Refolved, That Money, for his Care of the faid Goal, from the Time he became Keeper thereof until

may

now.
Confideration of the Petition of Jofeph Bickley, late Sheriff of Louifa County, fetting forth. That he has paid Two Hundred and Eighty Pounds of Tobacco to James Robinfon, and John Allen, levied for them the laft Affembly, for their refpe(5tive taking

On

up a Runaway Negroe, belonging to John Graves, who


the Country;
Refolved,

is

rim away, or removed out

of

Sum

of

Two Hundred and

Graves, in

is true; and that he ought to he allowed the faid Eighty Pounds of Tobacco; to be levied on the faid John Albetnarle, where he now lives.

That the

faid Petition

On

Confideration of the Petition of George Webb, fetting forth. That in the Year

Thomas Collins obtained a Certificate of a WoK's Head, by him killed, and affigned the fame to the Petitioner: That the faid Certificate happening to be miflaid feveral Years, when found was prefented to the Court of Hanover County, but by them refufed to be levied, it being of fo old a Date; and praying to be allowed, he having never received any Satisfaction for the fame; Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that he ought to be
1737, one

allowed for the fame.


Confideration of the Petition of Jane Barden, Widow of John Barden, fetting That her faid Hufband was an inlifted Soldier in the late Expedition againft the Spaniards, and died in the Service; Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejedled there being no Proof of the Death of her Hufband.
forth.
;

On

Confideration of the Petition of Anthony Fofter, Under-SheriiT of the County of Spotfylvania, fetting forth, That he was obliged to pay Eighty Six Pounds of Nett

On

Tobacco, levied on John Blake, for taking up his


infolvent

Runaway

Negroe, the faid Blake dying

Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; but M"" Benjamin Hubbard, the Adminiftrator of the faid Blake, agreed, before the Committee, to pay the fame.

Oa

(175)
Confideration of the Petition of Rachael MacClouds, fetting forth, That her Hufband, Alexander MacClcnids, was an inlifted Soldier on the late Expedition againft
the Spaniards,
Refolved,

On

and was killed in the faid Service; That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true; and that the ought to be allowed Ten Pounds.
Alfo the Petition of

Mary

That her Hufband died


Spaniards
;

Macguire, Widow of Cornelius Macguire, fetting forth, in His Majefty's Service, in the late Expedition againft the
of the faid Petition are true;

Refolved,

That the Allegations

and that fhe ought to

be allowed

Ten Poimds.

Alfo the Petition of Catherine Wilfon,


Refolved,

Widow

of

John Wilfon, to the fame purpofe;

That the

faid Petition be reje<5led; fhe having been allowed for the fame,

the laft Seffion of Affembly.

On Confideration of the Memorial of William Waller, and Francis Thornton, Gentlemen, fetting forth, That John Mundell, late Keeper of the Publick Goal, has received the Prifon Fees, and alfo the Fees for taking up a Negroe, who was removed from the Goal of Spotfylvania County, to the Publick Goal; which Fees amoimt to 447 Pounds of Nett Tobacco; and has never paid the fame either to the Taker-up, or to the Coimty Goaler; and praying that the faid Fees be paid out of the Tobacco to be levied for the faid Mundell; Refolved, That the Memorial is true and that the aforefaid Fees ought to be paid out of the Tobacco to be levied to the Adminiftrator of the faid John Mundell, for his
;

Fees

of an Account of Thomas Thorpe, for having paid One Himdred and Eighty Pounds of Nett Tobacco, levied on Ifaac Hayes, the laft Seffion of Affembly, for taking up his Rimaway Negro Girl, the faid Hayes living in Effex County, and refufing to pay in King and Queen; Refolved, That the faid Accoimt be rejeAed; becaufe the faid Hayes lives now in King and Queen, and the Sheriff may levy it on him there. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to make the feveral

now due. On Confideration

Allowances, according to the faid Refolutions, in the

Book

of Claims.
Bill,

M'

Ruffin, according to Order, prefented to the

Houfe a

To amend

the

AA

concerning Waifts and Strays:

And

the fame was read the Firft Time; and Ordered to

be read a Second Time.

and bring

whom it is referred to prepare prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Port Royal, to receive a Claufe or Claufes, to prevent Hogs and Sheep running at large in New-Town, in the County of Prince fs-Anne
Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee, to

in a Bill to

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, To reftrain the unreafonable cutting down Wood-Lands on Glebes And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time. M'' Braxton, from the Committee of Trade, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For the more equal Diftribution of the Eftates of Perfons dying infolvent: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time. A Meffage from the Council, was delivered by M'' Walthoe: That they agreed to the Refolve, for allowing William Parks Two Himdred and Eighty Pounds per Annum, from this Time, to the next Seffion of Affembly, for his Salary, and as a full Recompence for printing and delivering Infpe<?lors Notes and Books, Notes and Receipts for the Duty on Slaves, and all other A<5ls of Government. Ordered, That the Addrefs to His Majefty, and the Affociation, be fent up to the Cotmcil, to be figned by them; and that they be defired to fend them down again, to be figned bv this Houfe And that the Committee who prepared the fame, carry them up.
M'' Carter,
:
:

(176)
was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting forth, That a Negroe belonging to him ran away, and committed divers Felonies, and being out-lawed, was fhot, by which he is fo difabled, that he is of no Service to him; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein. Ordered, That the faid Petition, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee the fame, with their Opinof Claims that they examine the Matter thereof, and report

Petition of Thonias Lorton,

ion thereupon, to the Houfe.

A
a

Petition of Philip Aylett,

was prefented

to the Houfe,

Town may
Ordered,

be eftablifhed at Aylett's Warehoufe,

That M' Power prepare and bring

in

and read; praying, That on Mattapony River. a Bill, according to the Prayer of the

faid Petition.

and

Petition of the Infpe(5lors of Morton's Warehoufe, was prefented to the Houfe, read; praying, That their Salary may be raifed: And the Queftion being put, That

the faid Petition be referred to a Committee?


It

paffed in the Negative.

Refohed, That the faid Petition be

reje<$led.

A
forth,

petition of Philip Ltidwell, Efq;

That Two Hogfheads of his by the high Tide, in 1744; and praying to be paid for the fame. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Petition, be referred to the Committee of Claims that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion
;

was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting Tobacco were drowned in Gray's Creek Warehoufe,

thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Order

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee

of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill, For further continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein

mentioned;
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will

on Tuefday next refolve


'til

itfelf

into the faid Committee.

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Friday,

March

7,

1745.

TWO

to be taken,

Members returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed by A(5l of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken the Oath of Abjuration, and fubfcribed the Teft, were
admitted to their Places in the Houfe.

A Petition of Henry Willis, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying, That an A<51 may pafs, to dock the Intail of Twelve Hundred Acres of Land, in Gloucefter County, commonly called Cheefcake; and for fettling Slaves, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, in Lieu thereof. Ordered, That M"^ Whiting prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of
the faid Petition.

M' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, For explaining an Ad, For amending the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for fettling the Titles and Bounds of Lands; and for preventing unlawful Shooting and Ranging thereupon: Alfo a Bill, To oblige Infpedors to prize Transfer Tobacco to Nine Hundred and Fifty Pounds Nett: Alfo to a Bill, For enlarging the Power of the Sheriff of James-City County: And the fame were received, and feverally read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second
Time.
Clerg>',

The Houfe being informed. That M"^ Commiffary Dawfon, with feveral others of the attended at the Door, and defired to be admitted, to return Thanks for the many
Favours

(i77)
Favours by them received from this Houfe, and to requeft a Continuance of them; they were admitted accordingly And M' Commiffan' fpake as follows
: :

M' Speaker, and

Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

the Clergy of this Dominion of Virginia, now in Convention affembled, beg Leave to return you our fmcereft and humbleft Thanks, for the many Adts of Affembly paffed in Favour of the Clerg>', fmce the laft Convention; and we fhould not act confiftently with the juft and grateful Senfe which we have of them, if we did not take this Opportunity of expreffing it, and requefting, that you will be pleafed to continue to us fuch Inftances of your Regards, as may feem moft agreeable to your Goodnefs and Wifdom.

WE
M''

To which,

M"'

Speaker was pleafed to

make

the following Anfwer

Commiffar>',

and Reverend Gentlemen,


you exprefs,
of the

r M fHE
m

grateful Senfe

pafjing

Ads in Favour of your Body,

^-

Readinefs this Houfe has always fhewed, in cannot hut be acceptable to the Houfe; and you

may be affured,
their

that fo long as the Clergy of this

Holy Fundion, they will meet with all from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had imder their Coniideration, divers other Propofitions, from feveral Coimties, to them referred and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows On Confideration of a Propofition from the County of Amelia, fetting forth, That Appomattox River is found by Experience, to be ufeful for carrying Tobacco in Boats or Canoes, near Seventy Miles above the Falls thereof and that they are prevented of that ufeful Advantage, by feveral Mill-Dams being made acrofs the faid River; and praying. That the Owners of fuch Mill-Dams may be compelled to make convenient Paffes, or that they may be thrown down and demolifhed And that the Acl, For the more effedual Clearing of Rivers and Creeks, may be explained and amended; Refolved, That that Part of the Propofition, for compelling the Owners of fuch Mills to make convenient Paffes thro' their faid Dams, or that the fame may be thrown down and demolifhed, is reafonable; and that the Adt, For the more effedual Clearing of Rivers and Creeks, ought to be explained and amended. Refolved, That the Petition of John Smith, and others, from Amelia Coimty, to have the Authority of this Houfe for keeping up their Mill-Dams over Appomattox River;

Colony continue to Ad fuitably to proper Encouragement from this Houfe.

Carter,

be rejedled.
Confideration of the Propofition from the County of I fie of Wight, fetting forth. That there are upwards of Three Thoufand Tithables in the faid Coimty; that the
vaft
are obliged to

On

fame makes it very burthenfome to many of its Inhabitants, who meet near the Black-Water, at General Mufters, and abundance of poor People walk Thirty Miles, and oftentimes lie in the Woods; others not being able to undergo fuch Hardfhips, fuffer themfelves to be fined That the Diftance of the Juf tices is fo far from Court, and no Conveniency of Lodging there, that they feldom attend more than Six Times in a Year and pray that the faid County may be divided into two diftind; Counties, by the Black-Water Stream And alfo a Propofition from the faid Coimty, againft the Divifion of the fame Refolved, That the faid Propofitions be referred to the Confideration of the next
Extent
of the
:
;

Seffion of

Affembly.

Ordered,
in

That the Committee

of Propofitions

a Bill or Bills, purfuant to the Refolution for obliging the

and Grievances, do prepare and bring Owners of Mill-Dams on

Appomattox River, above the Falls thereof, to make convenient Paffes, or to throw them down; and for explaining and amending the Adt, For the more effedual Clearing of Rivers and Creeks.

(178)
Motion being made, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to explain the AA,' made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, Seating upon others Dividends: And the Queftion being put thereupon?

Refolved in the Negative.

A
may

Petition of the Veftry of the Parifh of Newport, praying. be diffolved; and a new Election of Veftrymen appointed;

That the faid Veftry was prefented to the

Houfe, and read.

be an InftruAion to the Committee to whom the Bill, For uniting White-Chapel; and Diffolving the prefent the Parifhes'of Chrift's Church, and St. Mar>''s, receive a Claufe or Claufes, purfuant Veftry of St. Margaret's Parifh, is committed, to
Ordered,

That

it

to the Prayer of the faid Petition.

being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee the Governor's Speech; of the whole Houfe, to take into their further Confideration, Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into the faid Committee, on Thurfday

The Order

of the

Day

next.

M' Carter informed the Houfe, That a


to certify

Petition, complaining of the Refufal of North-

a Petition prefented to the Court of Claims for that Purpofe, umberland Court was referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; and moved, that the Committee, as the faid Petition relates to the Privileges of this Houfe, may be difcharged from proceeding thereon; and that it may be referred to the Committee of Privileges

and

Elecftions.

And

it is

and to report the fame, as


the Houfe.

accordingly referred to the faid Committee, to examine the Matter thereof; it fhall appear to them, with their Opinion thereupon, to

The Houfe, according to Order, proceeded to take into their further Confideration, the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Saturday laft; and the fame was read, and is as follows: On Confideration of the Propofition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Brunfwick County, fetting forth. That there are upwards of 2700 Tithables in the faid County: That there are many Perfons in the upper Settlements, capable of executing Civil and Military Commiffions That the Perfons who have the Benefit of the Adl, paffed in 1 738, are defirous to quit the fame, and have the faid Adl repealed That the faid County is fettled in Length 230 Miles, many Perfons having upwards of 150 Miles to Court; and pray that the faid County may be ere(5led into Two diftincS; Counties; to be divided by
: :

from the Coimtry Line, where it croffes Roanoke River, below the Place a Line to be to ftrike Nottoway River, near the Fork; the Horfe-Foard, called
Refolved,
reje<5ted.

nm

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the faid Propofition be

On Confideration of the Propofition of the Freeholders and Inhabitants of Brunfwick County, fetting forth. That at the laying the County Levy in 1743, there appeared
to be but 1862 Tithables
to bear

That there are \'ery few Men in the upper Part of the County, fit That they have many large Bridges to fupport; and pray that the Covmty may ftill remain entire but if there fhould be any Divifion, that Little Roanoke River may be the Dividing Line
:

any

Civil or Military Ofifice:

Refolved,
rejected.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the faid Propofition be

to

The Firft Refolution of the Committee being read a Second Time, was difagreed by the Houfe. The Second Refolution of the Committee being read a Second Time, was agreed to
Ordered,
>

by the Houfe.

Hening
II,
I,

II, 96.

Charles
see

not in the 13th.


260,

Hening

The law is given in Hening as having been passed in the 14th year of the reign of For discussion of the date, see Hening II, 41. For earlier forms of the law, The word "dividends" here means simply portions or shares [of land]. 349, 443.

(i79)
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill purl'uant to the Propofition from the County of Brunfwick, for dividing the faid County, by a Line to be run from the Country Line, where it croffes Roanoke River, below the Place called the Horfe-Foard, to ftrike Nottoway River, near the Fork And that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in the fame. And that it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe or Claufes,
:

to ere(5t

each Coianty into a diftindl Parifh.


'til

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Saturday,

March

8,

1745.

MR.
j2

Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had imder their Confideration, divers other Petitions

and

Propofitions, from feveral Coimties, to


:

feveral Refolutions thereupon

ered in at the Table

where feveral of

and had come to and then delivthe Refolutions were again twice read, and agreed
referred,
his Place,

them Which he read in

to by the Hovife, as follows

On Confideration of the Propofition of the Inhabitants of the lower part of Surry County, fetting forth. That the Warehoufes at the Mouth of Gray's Creek, are become very hazardous, by means of high Tides, which have lately done confiderable Damage;
and that there is no Remedy for this Evil, but by removing the Houfes to higher Ground; and the high Ground adjoining the Shore whereon the Houfes now ftand, being very inconvenient for Perfons who bring their Tobacco by Water: and praying. That if it fhould be thought neceffary to remove the faid Houfes, that they may be fixt at the Landing commonly called and known by the Name of Ware-Neck, or Merriot's Landing; Refolved, That the faid Propofition be rejedled.

On

Confideration of the Petition of the Inhabitants of Surry County, fetting forth.

That the removing the Infpedtion from the Mouth of Gray's Creek to Ware-Neck, would be very injurious to the Petitioners, and many others, and no great Advantage to any Perfon that the Warehoufes being removed, would be a Difcouragement to the Town that feveral of them are almoft new, and the Removal thereof will be very expenfive; and praying that they may continue at the faid Place and that the Houfes be raifed, and new Floors made therein Refolved, That the faid Petition is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition from the Inhabitants of King William Parifh, in Goochland County, complaining of many Inconveniences from the Incapacity of the Veftry
; ;
'

of the faid Parifh;

and praying a Diffolution

thereof; be reje(5led.
;

And

that the Petition againft the Diffolution of the faid Veftry

is

reafonable.

That the Petition from the Inhabitants of the Parts adjacent to Naylor'sHole Warehoufe, in Richmond County, to have the faid Warehoufe removed to a Place
Refolved,
called Catt-Point; be rejedled.

Ordered, That the further Confideration of the laid Report, be adjoum'd 'til Wednefday next. A Petition of the Proprietors and Inhabitants of the Town of Peter fburg and Blandford, praying. That an Adl of Affembly may pais, to eftablifh the faid Towns; and to prevent Wooden Chimnies being built therein; was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid
Petition;

Ordered,

and that M"' 5/and prepare and bring in the fame. That M'' Cobbs have Leave to be abfent from the
Haly, for taking up a

Ser\'ice of this

Houfe,

'til

Thurfday next.

A Claim of James

Runaway Negroe

therein mentioned

Alfo

(i8o)
Alfo a Claim of John Fiefher, for the fame Service; were feverally prefented to the

Honfe, and received.


Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

Claims

refpe<ftively, in the

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

That the Hoiife be adjourn 'd

'til

Monday Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Monday, March lo, 1745.

Benjamin Waller. For enlarging the Power of the Sheriff of James-City County, was feveral Amendments made to the Bill at the Table. and Time; read a Second Ordered, That the Bill be Ingroffed. M' Conway, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, the Return of the Writ for Ele<5ling Burgeffes, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Augufta; and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table; where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Return of the faid Writ is not made in the Form prefcribed by

A
Law.

Bill,

To

afcertain what

Number

of

Veftrymen

may

hold a Veftry, or

Order, was read the Second Time; and committed to M"^ Reddick,

W Conway,

make an

and

M''

Bill,

Ordered,

That the

Sheriff of

Augufta be fent

for, in

Cuftody

of the Serjeant at

Arms,

to

amend the faid Return. M^ Conway further reported, That

the Committee had alfo had under their Confid-

eration, the Petition of

William Steptoe, and others, againft the Juftices of Northum-

berland County, to

them referred, for refufing to receive and certify a Propofition, which them; and that upon examining into the faid Matter, it appeared to the Committee, That at a Court held for the faid County of Northumberland, the 15th Day
was
offered
of February, 1745, for Proof of Public Claims,

and receiving Propofitions and Grievances,

a Propofition, figned b}- feveral Subfcribers, praying. That that Part of the faid County of Northumberland, to the Southward of Mill-Creek, and the Branches thereof, may be

added to the County of Lancafter, was prefented to the Court by William Steptoe, one of the Subfcribers; and that a Majority of the Juftices then prefent, viz. Peter Prefly, and Samuel Blackwell, Members of this Houfe, Spencer Ball, John Foufhea, Griffin Fantleroy, Jun. and William Taite, Gentlemen, did refufe to receive and certify the fame, unlefs the Perfons who prefented the faid Propofition, would fuffer the Names of the Subfcribers who were abfent, to be erafed, urging for a Reafon, that the Subfcriptions to the faid Propofition, might be illegally obtained; and had come to a Refolution thereupon Which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table where the fame was again read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the faid Peter Prefly, Samuel Blackwell, Spencer Ball, John Foufhea, Griffin Fantleroy, Jim. and William Taite, in refufing to receive and certify the faid Propofition, have ad:ed illegally, arbitrarily, and contrary to the Rights of the People. A Motion being made, Ordered, That M' Samuel Blackwell be reprimanded in his Place, for his faid Offence. And M' Speaker fpoke as follows:
:

M' Blackwell, / am commanded

by

this

Houfe

to

reprimand you, for having been guilty

of a very

great Offence, in refufing to certify a certain Propofition duly offered you;

and I do

repri-

mand you accordingly. Then M' Blackwell,


Error, for

in his Place, told the


forr>',

which he was

Houfe, That he was truly fenfible of his and humbly afked the Pardon of this Houfe for the fame.
Ordered,

(i8i)
John Foufhea, Griffin Fantleroy, Jun. and William Taite, be fent for, in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, to anfwer refpe<5tively for their Mifdemeanors.
Ordered,

That Peter

Prefly, Spencer Ball,

Lomax, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, For preventing the Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Port-Royal, and pulling damn fuch as are already built therein; and to reftrain Hogs and Sheep from going at large in New-Town, in the County of Prince fs- Anne: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time. M' Lomax, from the Committee to whom the Bill, For uniting the Parifhes of Chrift's Church, and St. Mary's, White-Chapel; and for Diffolving the Veftry of St. Margaret's Parifh, was committed, reported the Amendments which the Committee had made to the Bill, and 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 Table; where the Amendments were again read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be Ingroffed.
M"'

building of

Ordered,

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Tuefday,

March

1,

1745.

Whiting, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, prepared a Bill, To regulate Attorneys pradifing at County Courts: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and ordered to be read a Second Time. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to make it Felony to fteal Bonds, Notes, or other Securities, for the Payment of Money And that M"' Bland prepare and

MR.
An

bring in the fame.

Ingroffed

Bill,

For enlarging

the

Power

of the Sheriff of

James-City County, was

read the Third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Burwell carry the Bill to the Council; and delire their Concurrence. An Ingroffed Bill, For uniting the Parifhes of Christ's Church, and St. Mary's, WhiteChapel; for Diffolving the Veftries of the Parifhes of St. Margaret, and Newport; and for Confirming the Veftries of the Parifhes of St. Anne, and Truro, was read the Third Time; and the Blanks in the Bill filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Conway do carry the Bill to the Council and defire their ConcurRefolved,
;

rence.

the Committee

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That had had under their Confideration, divers other Petitions and Propofitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table; where the
M'' Carter,

fame were again read, as follows Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Propofition from the County of Northumberland, praying that that Part of the faid County which lies to the Southward of Mill-Creek, and the Branches thereof, may be added to Lancafter Covinty
be rejedled.

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Propofition from the County of Amelia, for repealing the Laws relating to the Seating and Saving of Land, or fo much thereof as is foimd to be burthenfome and grievous to the Subjedl; be rejected.
Refolved,

That

it is

Refolution of the faid Committee being read a Second Time, and the Queftion being put. That the Houfe do agree to the faid Refolution? It paffed in the Negative.
the
firft

And

Refolved,

(l82)
That the Propofition from the County of Northumberland, for adding that Mill-Creek, and the Branches Part of the faid County which lies to the Southward of thereof, to Lancafter County; is reafonable. Then the other of the faid Refolutions was read, and the Queftion being put. That
Refolved,

the Houfe do agree to the faid Refolution?


It

alfo paffed in the Negative.

That the Propofition from the County of Amelia, for repealing the Laws relating to the Seating and Saving of Land, or fo much thereof as is found to be burthenfome and grievous to the Subjedl; is reafonable. Ordered, That the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, do prepare and bring
Refolved,

according to the faid Refolutions. The Houfe, according to Order, refolved itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe, upon the Bill, For further continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad, for the better Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned And after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair; and M' Conway reported from the
in

Bill or Bills,

Committee, That they had made fome 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 To-morrow refolve itfelf into a Committee of the

whole Houfe, to confider further the faid


Ordered,

Bill.

That the Houfe be adjoum'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Wednefday, March 12, 1745.

A
Claim
M"'

Claim of George Webb, Affignee of John Hardin, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned, in May, 1741, was offered to the Houfe: And the Queftion being put. That the faid Claim be received?
Refolved in the Negative.

William Simmons, for taking up a Runaway Negroe therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe, and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to allow the faid

A Claim of
in the

Book

of Claims.

Corbin, according to Order, prefented to the


to fell

Houfe a

Bill,

To enable George

Efkridge
raife

Money

Part of a Trad of Land, not exceeding Three Hundred and Fifty Acres, to for the Payment of his proportionable Part of the Debts of his Grandfather:

And

the fame was received, and read the Firft Time;

and ordered

to be read a Second

Time.
forth.

Petition of Alexander Kennedy, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; fetting That he rented a Houfe as an Hofpital for the fick Sailors belonging to His Majefty's Ship Torrington, which was, by fome Accident, burnt; and praying to be

paid for the fame:

And

the Queftion being put. That the faid Petition he referred to a Committee?
//

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be reje<5led.

Then a Motion was made, that the


the Queftion being put thereupon?

faid Petition be

thrown under the Table

and

Refolved in the Negative.

A
read
;

Petition of the Juftices of Northampton County,

praying to be paid the


of

Money expended

in

was prefented to the Houfe, and building a Wharf, and making a Caufe-

way, for the Ufe

Hunger's Warehoufe. Ordered, That the faid Petition, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims that they examine the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
;

M'

(i83)
to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To make it Felony to Bonds, Notes, or other Securities, for the Payment of Money: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second Time.
fteal

M' Bland, according

M' Carter moved for Leave to prefent a Bill, For regulating the Appointment of County Court Clerks: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be
read a Second Time.

M' Campbell, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe a Bill, To amend the Ad, for giving a Reward for killing Wolves in the County of Frederick, to be levied on the Inhabitants of the faid County, by the Court; and for altering feveral Court-Days: And the fame was received, and read the Firft Time; and Ordered to be read a Second
Time.

The Houfe, according to Order, refumed the adjourned Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, made on Saturday laft; and the Refidue of the Refolutions were read, as follows: Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Propolition from the Merchants of the Town of Fredericksburg, for allowing Copies of Store Accounts, proved before one or more Juftices, to be given in Evidence on the Tryal of Suits brought on fuch Accoimts; or be allowed to prove their Accounts the firft Court after fuch Suits are

commenced

And aKo
Purpofe; be

a Propofition from the Merchants of the

Town

of Falmouth, to the

fame

reje(5led.

On

the Court -houfe of the faid

Confideration of the Propofition from Spotfylvania County, fetting forth, That County being, by fome Mifreprefentation and artful Manage-

ment, heretofore placed at Fredericksburg; which is very inconvenient to the greater Part of the Inhabitants and Freeholders of the faid Coimty; and attended with great Expence and Lofs of Time, and often in Danger of being infedled with the Flux, and other Diftempers which are frequent at that Place; and praying that the Court-houfe of the faid County may be eredted, and the Court ordered to be held, in the moft convenient Place at or near the Center of the County Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the faid Propofition be
reje<$led.

the

The Firft Refolution was read a Second Time Houfe do agree to the faid Refolution ?
Refolved in the Affirmative.

And

the Queftion being put. That

Then the other


Noes go

of the faid Refolutions

was read

And

after a Debate, the Queftion

being put. That the Houfe do agree thereto, the Houfe divided.
forth.

Yeas 43 Noes 21
It

paffed in the Affirmative.

A Bill, For preventing the building of Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Port-Royal, and pidling down fuch as are already built therein; and to reftrain Hogs and Sheep from going at large in New-Town, in the County of Prince fs- Anne, was read the fecond Time; and committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. A
Petition of the Inhabitants of the

Houfe, and read; praying. That an Adt

Town may pafs,

of Newcaftle,

was prefented
;

to the

for preventing the building

Wooden

Chimnies in the faid


reftraining
therein.

Town and
;

pulling

Hogs from going

at large in the faid

down fuch as are already built therein and for Town; and for allowing Fairs to be kept

Ordered,

of Propofitions

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

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

M' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Petitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon: Which he

(i84)
he read
in his Place,

and then delivered

in at the

Table

where the fame were again read,

and agreed

to by the Houfe, as follows: of the Petition from the County of Albetnarle, fetting forth, That Confideration On the Fluvanna is, in fome Meafure, navigable, and frequently made Ufe of for bringing down Tobacco; but that the faid River in feveral Places is fo obftrufted by Rocks, as

to render the Navigation difficult;

and praying the

Affiftance of this Houfe, in opening

an eaQer

Way
alfo,

to Trade

And

that a Public Warehoufe, for receiving Tobacco,

and other Things, may

be eftablifhed at Weftham;

of

That the faid Petition is reafonable. the Petition of John Caldwell, and others. Inhabitants above the Fork That Refolved, Roanoke, in Brunfwick County, for repealing the A(5t, intituled. An Ad, to encourage
Refolved,
;

Settlements on the Southern Boundaries of this Colony


relates to the faid Inhabitants;
is

or fo

much

thereof as particularly

reafonable.
of Propofitions

Ordered,
in

That the Committee


That

and Grievances, do prepare and bring

purfuant to the Firft Refolution. it be an InftruAion to the faid Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill, For dividing the County of Brimfwick, by a Line to he run from the Country Line, where it croffes Roanoke River, below the Place called Horfe-Foard, to ftrike Nottoway River, near the Fork; that they have Power to receive a Claufe or Claufes, for repealing the Adl, intituled. An Ad, to encourage Settlements on the Southern

Bifl or Bills,

Ordered,

Colony or fo much thereof, as particulary relates to the Inhabitants above the Fork of Roanoke, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee of
Boundaries
of this
;

the whole Houfe, upon the


better

Bill,

For

further continuing the

Ad,

intituled.

An

Ad,

for the

Regulating and Colleding certain Officers Fees; and other Purpofes therein mentioned;

Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the faid Bill, Tomorrow. The Houfe being moved. That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to amend the Adl, For the Regulation and Settlement of Ferries; and for Difpatch of Public Expreffes:

And

the Queftion being put thereupon?


Refolved in the Negative.

Meffage from the Council, by M'' Walthoe: That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Ad, for enlarging the Power of Sheriff of James-City County, without any Amendment.

the

A Bill, For confirming the Grants in the Fork of Rappaharmock, and on the North Side of the Dividing Line between the King, and the Proprietor of the Northern-Neck, was read the Second Time and committed to M"' Fry, M' Lomax, M^ Benjamin Waller, M'
;

Hedgman, and
Ordered,

M"' Beverley.

That the Houfe be adjourn 'd

'til

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Thurfday,

March

13, 1745.

For reducing the Laws made, for laying a Duty upon Liquors, into One Ad was read the Second Time; and committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Hoxife will refolve itfelf into a Committee of the whole Houfe upon the faid Bill, on Tuefday next. A Meffage from the Governor and Council, by M'' Walthoe: That the Governor and Council have figned the Affociation That they have fent it down to be figned by this Houfe; and that they have left a Blank therein; which they propofe to be filled up with the Twenty Firft Day of January.
Bill,

of Affembly,

Ordered,

(i85

Ordered, That the Blank be filled up accordingly and that the Affociation be figned by the Speaker, and every Member of this Houfe. M"' Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, Tliat the Committee had had under their Confideration, divers other Petitions and Propofitions, from feveral Counties, to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table where the fame
; ;

were again read, as follows

On
Coimty
ufeful,

of Hanover,

Confideration of a Propofition from the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the and others, fetting forth. That in the Year 1740, an Act was paffed,

for building a Bridge over

Pamunkey
ruinous;

River, at Newcaftle

Town; which has been very

but

is

now become
That
it

the faid Bridge, under fuch Regulations as this


Refolved,
is

and praying. That an Adt may pafs, for rebuilding Houfe fhall think fit the Opinion of this Committee, That the faid Propofition is

reafonable.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition of the Freeand Inhabitants of the Town of Newcaftle, to prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the faid Town; to pull down fuch as are already built therein; to prevent Hogs running at large in the faid Town and to allow Fairs to be kept therein is reaRefolved,

holders

fonable.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That that Part of the Petition Inhabitants of Suffolk Town, to prevent the building Wooden Chimnies in the from the faid Town; and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; is reafonable.
Refolved,

And alfo,

Town, except one,

that that Part of the Petition, fetting forth, That the Feoftees of the faid live at a confiderable Diftance from it, and are vmacquainted with

the Regulations neceffary for the Improvement of the faid

Town; that

there

is

fome

overplus Money, arifing from the Sale of the faid Lots of the faid Town, unappropriated;

and praying that other Feoffees may be appointed; is reafonable. The Three Firft Refolutions being read a Second Time, and the Queftion being feverally put, That the Houfe do agree to the faid Refolutions?
Refolved in the Affirmative.

Then the other of the faid Refolutions was read a Second Time, and the Queftion being put. That the Houfe do agree thereto?
//

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved, That that Part of the Petition from the Inhabitants of Suffolk Town, fetting forth, That the Feoffees of the faid Town, except one, live at a confiderable Diftance from it, and are unacquainted with the Regulations neceffary for the Improve-

ment

of the faid

faid Lots of

Town; that there is fome overplus Money, arifing from the Sale of the the faid Town, imappropriated; and praying that other Feoffees may be

appointed; be rejedled.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for Rebuilding the Bridge over Pamunkey River, at Newcaftle Town, purfuant to the Refolution for that Purpofe And that the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances do prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudtion to the faid Committee to whom the Bill, For preventing the building of Wooden Chimnies in the Town of Port-Royal, and pulling down fuch as are already built therein; and to reftrain Hogs and Sheep going at large in Newtown, in the County of Princefs-Anne, is committed, that they have Power to receive a Claufe
Ordered,
:

or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution for preventing the building

Wooden Chimnies
;

in

the

Town of Newcaftle, and pulling down fuch as are already built


in the faid

therein

for preventing

Hogs running at large

Town; and

for allowing Fairs to be kept therein.

AKo a Claufe Wooden Chimnies

or Claufes, purfuant to the Refolution for preventing the building


in Snffofk

Town, and for pulling down fuch as are already built. and Veftry of Hunger's Parifh, was prefented to the Houfe, and read; praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable them to fell Eighty Seven Acres of Land, which they now hold as a Glebe; and to apply the

Petition of the Minifter

money

(i86)
money arifing from fuch Sale, Hundred Acres of Land, given
Charlton;
to the
for

purchafmg Negroes, to be annexed to Sixteen the Ufe of the Minifter of the faid Parifh, by one

and

to oblige the Veftry of the faid Parifh, to build fuflficient Glebe-houfes

on the faid Sixteen Hundred Acres of Land. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the faid Petition: And that M"^ Eyre 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 take into their further Confideration the G