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| CHAP. XXXV.
An act to authorize and confirm marriages in certain cases.
| Ch. CLXXIX in original.|
Chan. Rev. pa. 255.
See Cotober 1780, ch 16, vol. 10, pa. 361.
|I. WHEREAS it hath been represented to this present general assembly, that many of the good people in the remote parts of this commonwealth are destitute of any persons, authorized by law, to solemnize marriages amongst them: Be it enacted, That where it shall appear to the court of any county, on the western waters, that there is not a sufficient number of clergymen authorized to celebrate marriages therein, such court is hereby empowered to nominate so many sober and discreet laymen as will supply the deficiency; and each of the persons so nominated, upon taking the oath of allegiance to this state, shall receive a license to celebrate the rites of matrimony according to the forms and customs of the church, of which he is reputed a member, between any persons regularly applying to him therefor within the said county, that is to say, the parties so applying shall produce a marriage license, obtained as the laws requires, or a certificate that their intention of marriage has been thrice published, agreeable to the directions of this act, and no legal objection made against their joining together as husband and wife, given under the hand of the person by whom such publications were made, and witnessed by a magistrate or commissioned officer of the militia.|| Courts on the western waters may license laymen to
Parties to produce a license, or certificate of publication of banns.
|II. And be it further enacted, That all publications of banns of matrimony, on the said western waters, shall be made on three several days, and no in less time than two weeks, in open and public assemblies, convened for religious worship or other lawful purposes, within the bounds of the respective congregations or militia companies, in which the parties to be married severally reside. For a certificate of publication, the person making the same may demand and receive three shillings; and for the celebration of a marriage, the licensed minister or layman may demand and receive six shillings, and no more; and any person who shall certify a publication of such banns, or celebrate a marriage, contrary to the directions of this act, shall|| How publication of banns shall be made.|
|forfeit and pay the sum of five hundred pounds, to be recovered with costs, in any court of record, the one half to the informer, and the other half to the overseers of the poor for the use of the parish, and shall moreover suffer one year's imprisonment, without bail or mainprize.||Penalties.|
|III. And whereas some magistrates and others, not authorized by law, have been induced, by the want of ministers, to solemnize marriages on the said western waters: Be it enacted, That all such marriages, heretofore openly and solemnly made, or which shall be so made before this act shall take effect, and have been consumated by the parties cohabiting together as husband and wife, shall be taken, and they are hereby declared good and valid in law; and all and every person or persons solemnizing such marriages, are, and shall be exonerated from all pains and penalties therefor, as if they had been authorized ministers. −− Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall extend or be construed to extend, to confirm any marriages heretofore celebrated, or which may hereafter be celebrated, between parties within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity, forbidden by law, or where either of the parties were bound by a former marriage to a husband or wife then alive.|| Former marriages confirmed.|
Proviso to restrain incests and polygamy.
|Ch. CLXXX in original.|
|I. WHEREAS by an act of assembly, intituled, "An act to vest certain escheated lands in the county of Kentucky in trustees for the purpose of a public school," eight thousand acres of escheated lands were vested in certain trustees therein named, as a free donation from this commonwealth for the purpose of a public school or seminary of learning, to be erected||Preamble.|
|within the said county, now called the district of Kentucky, as soon as the circumstances of the country and the state of its funds will admit. And whereas it hath been represented to this general assembly, that voluntary contributions might be obtained from individuals in aid to the public donations, were the number of the aforesaid trustees now alive and willing to act, increased, and such powers and privileges granted them by an act of incorporation as are requisite for carrying into effect the intentions of the legislature in the said act more fully recited:|
|II. Be it therefore enacted, That William Fleming, William Christian, Benjamin Logan, John May, Levi Todd, John Cowan, Edmund Taylor, Thomas Marshall, Samuel M'Dowell, John Bowman, George Rogers Clark, John Campbell, Isaac Shelby, David Rice, John Edwards, Caleb Wallace, Walker Daniel, Isaac Cox, Robert Johnson, John Craig, John Mosby, James Speed, Christopher Greenup, John Crittenden, and Willis Green, are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, to be known by the name of the trustees of the Transylvania seminary; and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and a common seal, with power to break, change, and renew their said seal at pleasure, and to exercise all the other powers and privileges that are enjoyed by the visitors and governors of any college or university within this state not herein limited or otherwise directed.|| Transylvania seminary incorporated.|
Style of corporation.
|III. And be it further enacted, That the said eight thousand acres of escheated lands in the district of Kentucky, late the property of Robert M'Kenzie, Henry Collins, and Alexander M'Kee, be hereafter held, and the same is hereby vested in the before named trustees and their successors, for the purposes and under reservations in the said act expressed.||Certain escheated lands of Robert McKensie, Henry Collins and Alexander McKee, vested in trustees.|
|IV. And be it further enacted, That the before named trustees and their successors, by the name of the trustees to the Transylvania seminary, shall be able and capable in law, to take, hold, purchase, receive, and retain to them and their successors for ever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, or chattels of what kind soever, which shall be given or devised to, or purchased by them for the use of the said seminary; and the same or any part thereof to lease, sell, alien, grant, or dispose of in such manner as to them may||Capacity of trustees to take.|
|appear most for the advantage of the said seminary. −− Provided, That no lands given by the commonwealth shall be sold without special leave first obtained from the legislature; and also from time to time to establish [such] bye-laws, rules and ordinances, not contrary to the constitution or laws of the commonwealth, as by them shall be thought necessary for the good order and government of the said seminary. The said trustees, before they enter upon the execution of the trust reported in them, shall severally take the usual oath of fidelity to government, and also the following oath of office, to be administered by either to the judges of the supreme court of the district of Kentucky to the trustee then present that stands first in the nomination, and by him to the other trustees, that is to say: "I, A. B. do sear (or affirm) that I will, to the best of my skill and judgment, faithfully and truly discharge the duties of a trustee, required of my by an act intituled, 'An act to vest certain escheated lands in the county of Kentucky in trustees for a public school,' without favor, affection, or partiality, and a similar oath of office, shall be administered by the board of trustees, to the president, professors, and masters of the said seminary, and also to their treasurer and clerk. And as a testimony that the general assembly are solicitous for the good education of youth in every part of the community, and at all times disposed to give every assistance to seminaries of learning that may comport with the low state of the public funds;||Oath of trustees.|
|V. Be it enacted, That twenty thousand acres of land belonging to the said Transylvania seminary, if so much shall at any time be obtained for its use, shall forever be exempted from all public taxes; and any greater quantity belonging to the same, shall be likewise be exempted from taxation until the first day of January, which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five; any law to the contrary notwithstanding. And all the professors, masters, and students enrolled in the said seminary, so long as they continue to reside therein, shall be exempted from militia duty; and all lands within the said district, the whole amount of which does not exceed twelve thousand acres, that now are or hereafter may become|| Lands of seminary exempt from taxation.|
Professors, masters and students exempt from militia duty.
|escheatable to the commonwealth, shall, when escheated, be vested in the said trustees and their successors as a free donation from the commonwealth for the use of the said seminary; and upon paying the office fees, and other charges accruing thereupon, a title shall pass to the said trustees as if such lands had been purchased by them at their full value. Provided, This donation shall not be construed to extend to any lands belonging to real British subjects or others, so as to contravene the treaty of peace between Great Britain and the United States of America, nor every exceed in the whole amount the aforesaid quantity of twelve thousand acres.|| Lands hereafter escheated in Kentucky, to vest in trustees.
|VI. And be it further enacted, That the before named trustees and their successors, are empowered, at any convenient place or places within the said district of Kentucky, to erect, repair, enlarge, and furnish such buildings for the use of the said seminary; and to elect by ballot a president, treasurer, and clerk, and so many professors and masters as may be necessary; also to transact and accomplish any lawful matter or thing whatsoever, which they shall judge most conducive to the end of the institution, and consistent with the state of its funds. The president, and the other officers aforesaid, shall have fixed salaries appointed them, and continue in office during good behaviour, and they shall be ineligible as trustees while they continue in office; but upon invitation or leave given by the board of trustees, the president, or any of the professors, may attend and debate upon any question under their deliberation.|| Power of trustees to erect buildings, and appoint
Salaries and tenure of office.
|VII. And be it further enacted, That the first session of the said trustees shall be held at John Crow's station, in Lincoln County, on the second Monday in November next; and thereafter they shall hold two stated sessions in every year, at any convenient place in the said district to which they shall adjourn, to commence on the second Mondays in April and October, until these stated times are altered by the concurrence of not less than thirteen of the said trustees. The said trustees so met, or any five of them, if more do not attend, shall have power to adjouurn to the next stated session, or to any shorter time; and in cases of emergency, the chairman, with the advice, or at the request of any five of the trustees, shall also have power|| Sessions of trustees, when and where to be held.|
Adjourned and called meetings.
|to call a meeting of the board, to be held at the place to which their last adjournment was made. And if any one of the said trustees shall absent himself from three of their stated sessions successively, he shall be considered as having vacated his seat, and at their next stated session another trustee shall be elected to serve in his stead, unless the board shall then be well assured that the causes of such absence are removed.||For what degree of absence, seat vacated.|
|VIII. And be it further enacted, That not less than thirteen of the said trustees shall constitute a board to determine upon any matter relating to the said seminary, and in fixing upon the place for establishing the seminary, forming the constitution thereof, electing the president and professors, and ascertaining their salaries; as also in the disposal of any lands belonging thereto, thirteen of the members shall concur in opinion thereupon. Provided always, That no land or other property, that may hereafter be vested in the said trustees, as an unalienable endowment to the said seminary, shall ever be sold or otherwise transferred from the special purpose to which it was appropriated by the donor.||Number of trustees necessary for particular objects.|
|IX. And be it further enacted, That the treasurer, first giving bond and security for such sum as the trustees shall direct, payable to the chairman for the time being, and conditioned for the faithful discharge of his trust, shall receive all monies accruing to the said seminary, and other property sent to his care, and pay or deliver the same to the order of the board of trustees, signed by their clerk, and countersigned by their chairman; and when thereunto required by the board, shall render an account of all such monies, goods, and chattels, to him committed, and on failure or refusal, upon motion made to the county court in which he resides, after ten days previous notice given him by the said trustees, he shall be subject to the like proceedings as at the time may be lawfully had against sheriffs failing to account for and pay their public collections.|| Treasurer to give bond.|
His powers & liability.
|X. And be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall, once at their stated session in every year, and again on any convenient time, either on or before their second stated session in the same year, in the presence of as many gentlemen of liberal education as may choose to attend, cause all the students in the said seminary to be carefully examined by the profsssors and masters of||Examination of students.|
|the same, on the several branches of learning which they have respectively studied, that the fidelity of the teachers, and the diligence of their pupils may appear; and at the second stated session aforesaid, the president in open assembly shall, as has been accustomed in like cases, confer by diploma, signed by the president and any five or more of the trustees, the degrees of Batchelor or Master of Arts, upon all such students, if such there be as the said trustees, with the concurrence of a majority of the professors shall adjudge to have merited the honors of the seminary, by their virtue and erudition; and at the same time confer any honorary degrees which, with the like advice, shall be adjudged to other gentlemen on account of special merit.|| |
Degrees, what and how conferred.
|XI. And be it further enacted, That upon the death, resignation, or other legal disability, of any of the said trustees, it shall be lawful for a majority of the remaining trustees, at their next or any succeeding stated session, to supply such vacancies by ballot, and thereby keep up a succession until the mode of electing trustees shall be otherwise directed by law. Provided always, when there is not a majority of votes in favor of any one of the candidates, a ballot shall then be taken between the two that have the greatest number, which shall determine the election of one trustee; and in like manner they shall continue to proceed by ballot, until the several vacancies are supplied.||Vacancies of trustees, how supplied.|
|XII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That the said trustees shall, at all times, be accountable for their transactions touching any matter or thing relating to the said seminary, in such manner as the legislature shall direct.|
|CHAP. XXXVII.||[Chapter CLXXXI in original.]|
|[Chan. Rev. p. 205.]|
|I. BE it enacted, That the congress of the United States shall be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to procure ten acres of land in any part of this state, for the purpose of erecting magazines for the use of the United States, by purchase, from any person or persons willing to sell the same; and in case a convenient seat cannot be procured by that means, it shall and may be lawful for the governor with the advice of council, to cause to be surveyed and laid off any quantity of land, not exceeding ten acres, in such place as major general Lincoln, or any other person appointed by congress, shall judge proper, and shall cause the same to be valued on oath, by twelve disinterested freeholders of the said county, where such land may be; which survey and valuation shall be certified by the persons making the same, to the court of such county, and there recorded. And upon payment or tender of the sum, to which such land shall be valued, to the owner or owners thereof, the same shall be vested in the United States for ever, for the purpose aforesaid.|| Congress of U. States authorised to procure ten acres of land in
this state for the purpose of erecting magazines.|
If none willing to sell, how it may be taken.
|CHAP. XXXVIII.||[Chap. CLXXXII in original.]|
|Chan. Rev. p. 206.|
|I. WHEREAS great loss has been incurred by the state from the receipt of the articles made commutable by an act, "To amend and reduce the several acts of assembly for ascertaining certain taxes and duties, and for establishing a permanent revenue into one act."||Preamble.|
|II. And whereas from the present situation of the country, it is unnecessary longer to continue that regulation; Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly, That so much of the said recited aet as makes tobacco, hemp, flour, or deer-skins, receivable in payment of the taxes imposed by the said act, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.||Repeal of act allowing commutables for taxes. Revived Oct. 1783, c. 1.|
|III. And be it further enacted, That so much of the said recited act as relates to the duty upon wine and spirits, imported or brought into this commonwealth, shall be, and the same is hereby repealed. Provided always, That no ship or other vessel, belonging to any citizen or citizens of this commonwealth, and no ship or other vessel, under the burthen of sixty tons, belonging to any citizen or citizens of the state of Maryland, shall be subject to the duty on tonnage.||Also the duty upon wine and spirits; and of the tonnage of Virginia vessels & small vessels of Maryland.|
|IV. And whereas by the said recited act, all persons who were indebted for quit-rents due within the Northern-Neck, were permitted to retain the same in their hands until the future directions of the assembly.|
|V. And whereas it is unjust that the executors of the late proprietor of the Northern-Neck, should be any longer prevented from receiving what was due to the said proprietor at the time of his death: Be it further enacted, That so much of the said recited act as permit the persons indebted as aforesaid, to retain in their hands the sums due at the time of the death of the said proprietor shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.||Northern-Neck quit-rents restored to the proprietor.|
|VI. And be it further enacted, That the court of every county, where the same hath not been done pursuant to the said act, shall, on or before the first day of October next, divide their respective counties into convenient precincts, and proceed to take lists of the enumerated articles, in the same manner, and within the same periods of time, and under the like penalties for neglect of duty, as is prescribed and inflicted by the said act.||Courts having neglected to assign assessors, district are to do it.|
|VII. And whereas by an act of the present session, distress upon the collection of the taxes, due by virtue of the said recited act, is suspended until the month of November next, and no provision has been made to compel the several sheriffs and collectors to make speedy payment to the public treasury; Be it further enacted, That the respective sheriffs shall account for, and pay the amount of their several collections, made pursuant to the said act, into the public treasury, on or before the twentieth day of January next. And the judges of the general court shall hold an additional sessions, on the second monday in February next, for the sole purpose of receiving and hearing motions against delinquent sheriffs or collectors, and rendering judgment, and awarding execution thereupon, in like manner and effect as by law they can now do at the usual quarterly sessions of the said court, to continue until the business before them shall be finished.||General court to meet in Feb. to give judgments against sheriffs.|
|VIII. And whereas by an act of the present session of assembly, intituled, "An act to establish certain and adequate funds for the redemption of certificates granted to the officers and soldiers for their arrears of pay and depreciation." provision is made for the payment of interest, and part of the principal annually, of the said certificates, whereby it becomes unnecessary that any part of the principal of the said certificates may be discounted in taxes, Be it further enacted, that no discount of principal of any certificate issued or to be issued, to any officer or soldier, shall be allowed in discharge of the taxes imposed by the act, "To amend and reduce the several acts of assembly for ascertaining certain taxes and duties, and for establishing a permanent revenue, into one act."||Principal of officers certificates not to be discounted for their taxes.|
|IX. And be it further enacted, That nothing in the said act contained, shall be construed to prevent the several county courts from causing lists to be taken of||Lists of tithables to be taken for levies.|
|all free male tithables, between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one years, and of imposing taxes upon all such, for the purposes of county or parish levies, This act shall commence and be in force from and after the first day of July next.|
|[Chapter CLXXIII in original.]|
|Chan. Rev. p. 206.|
|I. WHEREAS sundry persons have been hitherto prevented, by unavoidable accidents, from making entries upon their certificates for settlement rights, with the surveyor of the county wherein the lands lie, and from obtaining and locating warrants for lands due to them upon pre-emption rights; Be it therefore enacted, That the further time of nine months, from and after the end of this present session of assembly, shall be allowed for making all entries upon certificates for settlement rights, and for locating warrants upon pre-emption rights, as specially described in the certificates by which such rights are held.|| Preamble.|
Further time allowed for entering certificates for settlement rights, and locating warrants upon pre-emption rights.
|II. And whereas, on account of the like accidents, some plats and certificates of survey have not been returned to the register's office, within the time limited by law; and it is doubtful whether such plats and certificates of survey can now be received by the register of the land office; Be it therefore enacted, That the register of the land office, or his deputy, shall be obliged to receive such plats and certificates of survey; and the lands shall not be liable to forfeiture, on account of such failure, before the first day of June next. Provided, that nothing herein contained, shall be construed to effect any caveats now entered or||Also for returning surveys to the registers office.|
|which shall be entered, before the end of this present session of assembly.|
|III. And whereas the good purposes for which a deputy register was appointed in the western country, will not be fully attained unless all plats and certificates of surveys, made in the district of Kentucky, are registered in his office, Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the first day of November next, the register of the land-office shall not receive any plat and certificate of survey, made in the district of Kentucky, before it has been registered and transmitted to him by his deputy in that country, agreeable to an act, intituled, "An act to empower the register of the land-office to appoint a deputy on the western waters;" and no patent shall issue until such survey has been registered six months in the principal land-office.||All plats in Kentucky to be first lodged with the deputy register.|
|IV. And whereas a practice hath too often prevailed of entering friendly caveats upon lands actually liable to forfeiture, and of taking out summons's on such friendly caveats, without any design of executing the same, whereby such caveats are continued for a great length of time, and much lands covered from taxation; Be it enacted, That no caveat shall be entered after the first day of January next, unless the person, at the time of entering such caveat, shall file with the register or his deputy, an affidavit that such caveat is really and bona fide made with an intention of procuring the lands for the person in whose name such caveat is entered, and no in trust for the benefit of the person against whom such caveat is entered, and all caveats entered contrary to the directions of this act, shall be absolutely null and void. And wherever a summons upon a caveat shall either not be returned at all, or be returned not executed, the caveat upon which such summons shall have issued shall be dismissed with costs; unless the court, before whom such caveat shall be depending, shall be satisfied that the said summons not having been executed, did not proceed from the neglect of the party who entered such caveat.|| Affidavit, to prevent friendly caveats.|
Caveat dismissed if summons not returned executed.
|V. And be it further enacted, That the clerk of the general court, within one month after the end of every session of the said court, shall return to the register of the land-office an attested list of all caveats that were dismissed or determined at the said preceding court,||List of caveats ended, to be returned to register after general court.|
|which the register shall compare with the caveat book; and in all cases where he shall find that the caveats have been dismissed, or determined in favor of the defendant, he shall make out grants for such lands, as if no such caveats had been entered in his office. And the clerk of the supreme court of the district of Kentucky, shall, in like manner, return to the deputy register in that country, within one month after the end of every session of the said court, an attested list of all caveats that were dismissed or determined at the said preceding court, which the deputy register shall compare with his caveat book; and in all cases where he shall find that the caveats have been dismissed, or determined in favor of the defendant, he shall record and transmit the said list to the principal register, together with the plats and certificates of survey, that have been detained in his office by such caveats, that grants may issue thereupon, as if no such caveats had been entered.|
An act to enable the general court to settle and adjust costs.
| [Chapter CLXXIV in original.]|
[Chan. Rev. p. 207.]
|I. WHEREAS doubts have arisen whether the general court of this commonwealth can by law award costs except in particular cases; for removing such doubts in future, Be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the general court, on giving judgment in any cause removed by appeal, writ of error, supersedeas, or certiorari, from the inferior courts either for the appellant, appellee, plaintiff, or defendant, and in any cause originating in the general court, where the verdict or judgment shall be given for the defendant, to award costs to the party or parties in whose favor such judgment shall be given; and on all motions it shall be lawful for the said court to give or refuse costs,|| In what suits general court may award costs.|
Costs discretionary on motions.
Where courts governed by existing laws.
|at their discretion; and in all other causes where the plaintiff shall recover debt or damages, the costs shall be governed by the laws now in force.|
|[Chapter CLXXXV in original.]|
|I. WHEREAS the period fixed for the computation of time, for limitation of actions, making entries into lands, or limitation of evidence, by the act passed in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, intituled, "An act to amend an act intituled an act to restrain the operations of the acts for limitation of action, and recording deeds in certain cases," is not sufficiently extended to relieve all those who may justly claim relief:||Period excepted out of the act of limitations.|
|II. Be it therefore enacted by the general assembly, That in all questions which may arise in any court of record upon any act for limitation of actions, making entries into lands, or limitation of evidence, in the computation of time, the period between the tenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy one, and the tenth day of day April one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, shall not be accounted any part thereof, so as to bar such action, entry, or evidence, bu tin all such computations the progression shall be from the said tenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, to the tenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, as one day. And whereas the suspension of the courts, and other unavoidable causes, may have prevented the probation of deeds and other instruments of writing being in due time made and admitted to record according to law: For remedy whereof,||Proof of deeds, within what time valid.|
592 <== [Typo, should read 295]
|III. Be it enacted, That where sufficient proof shall have been made of the execution of any deed or instrument of writing since the said tenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, the same shall be held as good and valid as if it had been done within the time limited by law. And whereas great difficulties have arisen in proving deeds and other instruments of writing in the general court from witnesses living in remote parts, and others removing out of this state: For remedy whereof,|
|IV. Be it enacted, That the general court, at their sessions in the months of June and December annually, shall have the same power, and they are hereby directed and required to receive the probat of any deed or other instrument of writing in the same manner as they can or may do by law at their sessions in the months of April and October, and to cause the same to be recorded.||General court may receive probat of deeds, at any time.|
|V. And be it further enacted, That memorials of all bargains, sales, mortgages, and other conveyances, marriage settlements, and deeds of trust, and also lists of certificates for obtaining probat or administration, be hereafter transmitted by the clerks of the several county courts within the district of Kentucky to the clerk of the court of the said district, and by the clerks of the other county courts within this commonwealth to the clerk of the general court, in the manner and at the time the same are directed by law to be returned to the secretary's office; and the clerks of the district court of Kentucky and of the general court, shall register such memorials, and cause the said lists returned to them as aforesaid to be recorded as heretofore directed by law in books to be kept for those purposes; and that for recording the memorial of each bargain, sale, mortgage, or other conveyance, marriage settlement, or deed of trust, there be paid by the person to whom the same shall be made twenty pounds of tobacco, to be collected, levied, and accounted for, in the same manner as other clerks fees are directed by law to be collected, levied, and accounted for; and that so much of all other act or acts of assembly, as comes within the purview of this act, be, and is hereby repealed.|| Memorials of deeds, certificates of administrations, &c. to he
transmitted by clerks of county courts in Kentucky to district court, and by clerks,
of other county courts to general court, & recorded.|
|CHAP. XLII.||[Chapter CLXXXVI in original.]|
| See vol. 10, pa. 341.|
... pa. 431.
| I. WHEREAS the act of assembly passed in the year one thousand
seven hundred and eighty one, intituled, "An act for the relief
of certain persons now resident on the western frontier," will expire this session of
assembly, and it is necessary that the same should be further continued and amended.
II. Be it therefore enacted, That the act, intituled "An act for the relief of persons now resident on the western frontier," shall continue and be in force from and after the expiration thereof for and during the term of six months, and from thence to the end of the next session of assembly.
| Act authorising courts in the Kentucky country to direct
surveys to poor persons, actual settlers, further continued.|
|III. And be it further enacted, That all persons claiming under the said recited act, besides the usual office fees, shall, within three months from the date of their respective surveys, pay into the public treasury, after the rate of thirteen shillings and four pence for every hundred acres of land which shall be granted to such claimants as the state price; and in default of making such payment, the lands so granted shall be forfeited, and recoverable in the manner that the said act directs.|| Fees of office, & state price of land, when to be paid. |
Forfeitures on non-payment.
|CHAP. XLIII.||[Chapter CLXXXVII in original.]|
|See ante chap. 24.|
| I. WHEREAS the purposes of the act, intituled, "An act for paying the soldiers late from the southern army,
belonging to the Virginia continental line, three months wages," are fully answered, congress
having made provision for the same:
II. Be it therefore enacted, That the said recited act shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.
|Act for advancing 3 months pay to soldiers of this state, on continental establishment from southern army repealed Congress having made provision.|
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