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JOURNALS
of the

House

of

Burgesses
of

VIRGINIA
I758-I76I

Edited by

H.

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RICHMOND,
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Virginia
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CONTENTS
Burgesses
Introductoky Note
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Preface
Journal, 1758, September Session

xi

Journal, 1758, November Session Journal, 1759, February Session Journal, 1759, November Session
Journal, 1760, March Session
.

49
55

133
157 171

Journal, Journal,

1760,
i

May Session
October-March Sessions

760-1 761,

183 261

Appendix
Index,

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301

LIBRARY BOARD VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY


ARMISTEAD
C.

GORDON, Chairman

JOHN W. FISHBURNE

THEODORE
S. S. P.

S.

GARNETT

PATTESON

EDMUND PENDLETON

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Burgeffes.
Accomac
Albemarle

Edmund

Allen

Halifax

Robert Wade
Nathaniel Terry
Gabriel Jones

Thomas Parramore Allen Howard


William Cabell, Jim.

Hampfliire

Thomas Walker
Hanover:
Nathaniel
dridge

Amelia

Edmund Booker
Richard BookerJohn Wilfon
Ifrael Chriftian

West Dan-

Augufta
Brunfwick
Bedford
Caroline

Henrico

William Thornton Edward Goodrich'

James City
Ifle

John Syme William Randolph Bowler Cocke Benjamin Waller


Lewis Burwell

Samuel Hairftone
Zachariah Burnley
of

Wight

James Bndger
Jofeph Bridger Charles Carter Charles Carter,

Charles City
Chel'terfield

Pendleton Baylor John Benjamin Harrifon William Kennon, Jun. Archibald Cary Richard Eppes

Edmund

King George
King

Jr.

& Queen

King William
Lancafter

Culpeper

Thomas

Slaughters

John Robinfon George Braxton Peter Robinfon Harry Gaines


Charles Carter

Cumberland
Dinwiddie
Elizabeth City

William Green George Carrington John Fleming Leonard Claiborne, Jun. Robert Ruffin William Wager

William Balls

Loudoun
Lovdia:

Francis Lightfoot Lee

James Hamilton

Thomas Johnfon Thomas Walker*


Clement Read' Matthew Marrablc Ralph Wormeley

EHex:
Fairfax

John Tabb John Upfhaw Francis Waring


George Johnfton George Mafon George Wafhington Thomas Bryan Martin John Page Thomas Whiting

Lunenburg
Middlefex

Thomas
Nanfemond

Price

Lemuel Riddick
Willis Riddick

Frederick
Gloiicef ter

New Kent:
Norfolk:

Richard Adams Lewis Webb George Veal*

Goochland

Reuben Skelton* John Payne

John Tatem

geffes of the

feffion of the Affembly held in May, 1760, the governor was notified by the Houfe of Burdeath of Richard Booker (fee p. 172). Writs for a new eleAion ha\'ing been iffued, [John ?] Winn was ele<5tcd to the feat. He was prefent at the clofing feffion of the Affembly. ^ Some time before the 7th of November, 1759, Edward Goodrich accepted the oihce of fheriff of Brunfwick (fee p. 138). This iaA having been duly annotmced to the governor, and a new eIe(5tion having been ordered, Mr John Clack was returned. Mr. Slaughter was appointed fheriff of Culpeper fome time before the 5th of November, 1759. At a new elecftion Mr Henry Pendleton was returned in his ftead. Mr Reuben Skelton died fome time before November i, 1759 (fee p. 135). John Smith was eledted
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At the

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to take his place.

Expelled at the fecond feffion of the Affembly (fee p. 50.) Mr George Heale was eleAed in his ftead. elected a burgefs by both Hampfliire and Lotiifa cotmties. He chofe to ferve from Hampfhire (fee p. 12). Charles Smith was ele<?lcd in his ftead in Louifa. ' The elecflion of both Mr Read and Mr Marrable was contefted, and at the third feffion of the Affembly Mr Marrable was unfeated (fee p. 84). He was, however, re-eletfted. * Mr Veal, having accepted the oflice of fheriflF (fee p. 135^ was fucceeded by Mr. William Bradley.
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Thomas Walker was

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Northumberland: Prelley Thornton Spencer Ball Littleton Eyre Northampton John Kendall

Stafford

Thomas Ludwell Lee Thompfon Mafon


Hartwell Cocker William Aliens

Surry:
Suex:

Orange
Prince Edwanl;

Benjamin Cave
William Taliaferro'
Peter Legrand

John Edmimds David Mafon


William William Richard Richard
Digges

Warwick
Weftmoreland
York:
College of Wil-

Charles Anderfon

Harwood
Lee

Prince George
Priucefs Anne:

Richard Bland Alexander Boiling .\nthony Walke, Jun.

Thomas Walke
Prince William

Henry Lee Dudley Digges Robert C. Nicholas


George Wythe

Riclimond:

Southampton
Spotfylvania

Henry Lee Henry Peyton John Woodbridge Landon Carter Benjamin Symmons
William Taylor William Waller
Zachariaii Lewis

liam

& Mary

Jameftown

Edward Champion Travis*

Norfolk Borough: William Atchifon Mr Attorney (Pe^'ton Williamfburg

Randolph)

"

William Taliaferro accepted the

office of

coroner (fee

p. 187), aiid

was fucceeded

as burgefs

by James

Taylor.
' William Waller died fome time Ijefore the March feffion, 1760 (fee p. 159). Mr. Fielding Lewis fucceeded him as burgefs. 3 Inftead of one of thefe either Hartwell Cocke or William Allen William Clinch had beeneleifteda member of this General Affembly. He had been formerly, however, expelled the Houfe, and voted incapaTherefore a new eledlion was ordered (fee p. 5). ble of ever fitting as a burgefs. 4 Some time before the November feffion, 1759, Mr Travis had accepted the office of coroner (fee p. Mr. John Ambler fucceeded him. Later on (fee p. 159) Mr. Ambler, too, accepted an office of profit 135). Mr Ambler, however, was probably re-ele<5led. \inder the government and a new eledlion was ordered. Jameftown was at that time practically a "rotten " borough, controlled by the Travis and Ambler families, and a member of the Houfe of Biu-geffes who accepted an office of profit imder the government was, though a new eledlion had to be held, eligible to re-eledtion, unlefs the office which he had accepted was that of fher-

iff

or coroner.

(See Stanard'.s "Colonial Virginia Regifter," pp. g-jo.)

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Introductory Note.

WITH
1

the prefcnt volume (the fifth of the feries) the editorfhii) of the " JourAt the outfet nals of the Houfe of Burgeffes" paffes into new hands.

attention fliould be called to one or two changes adopted in the prefentation of the material other than the text of the Journals themfelves.

volumes Here will be found given in extenfo all the Draper MSS. and the Bancroft Tranfcripts of importance bearing dates in the period 17581761, the time of the exiftence of the Houfe of Burgeffes the Journals of which are conIn addition, there is printed a letter from James Abercromby tained in this volume. The original is in the Virginia State to the Council of Virginia, dated March 25, 1759. Library. The Draper Manufcripts are thofe colledled by that indefatigable ftudent, Lyman C. Draper, and now owned by the State Hiftorical Society of Wifccnifin. The Bancroft Tranfcripts are the copies of documents in the Englifh Record Office made for the hiftorian George Bancroft when he was collecting material to be ufed in the prepara-

Much

of the kind of material that has appeared in the prefaces of former

is

prefented in this volume in an appendix.

tion of his hiftory of America.

They

are

now

the property of the Library of Congrefs.

Permiffion to print the Draper Manufcripts in this volume has been kindly given by Dr. Reuben G. Thwaites, fecretary and fuperintendent of the State Hiftorical Society of Wif-

and to print the material from the Baticro/^ Tranfcripts, by Mr. Herbert Putnam, Students have here prefented to them for the firft time in print In it much new light is thrown on the hiftory of the material of the very higheft value. The matter is given in its entirety, rather than merely fuch excerpts from it as period. could be worked into the treatment of the feveral topics difcuffed in the preface, becaufe every line of it is valuable, and becaufe, furthermore, it appears to the prefent editor to be his duty to render acceffible to students at large all the hitherto unpublifhed material In this volume that he can colle(Sl which throws light on the Journals he is editing. (taking both the Journals themfelves and the illuftrative material into account) the fources of information are put before ftudents that will render poffible a far more accurate hiftory than has hitherto appeared of what was done by the Colony of Virginia in the latter years of the French and Indian War. Heretofore it has been the pra(5tice in thefe volumes to print the lift of members 2 for each feffion of the Houfe of Burgeffes rather than the lift for the whole Affembly once for all. Since the members were eledled to memberfhip for the whole period covered by the Affembly, the members for the laft feffion were the fame as thofe for the firft, except where, on account of the death of a member or on account of his having rendered himfelf ineligible to memberfliip by the acceptance of an office under the government or in fome other way, a new ele(5tion had been ordered. Therefore, rather than print the fame list
confin,

Librarian of Congrefs.

(with

[x]
and there a change) feven times the Affembly of 1758-61 had feven felfions has feemed preferable to the prefent editor to print it only once and to indicate in notes given at the end of the lift the few changes that occurred. The lift is taken from Stanard's " Colonial Virginia Regifter, " the original sources of information being a Virginia "Almanack" for 1759 in the Library of Congrefs and the Journals themfelves. The lifts given by Mr. Stanard have been verified by careful com(with here
it

panion with the Journals. 3. In this volume reference to Hening's "Statutes at Large" is given for a bill only once when the bill, having been paffed by both houfes of the Affembly, was finally Each bill that became a law was mentioned figned by the governor and became a law. in the Journal as a ufual thing at leaft five times fome bills (for inltance, thole that had to be confidered in committee of the whole houfe once or oftener and thole about which If, there was not agreement by the two chambers) were mentioned more frequently Itill. the bill appears in the the Journal, therefore, reference is made whenever the title of The page has an appearance of accuracy that is fo eafy to footnotes become exceffive. At the fame time the help given the ferious ftudent is attain as to be objeftionable. making of thefe references has been difcontinued Accordingly the nothing. almoft In lieu of them, however, footnotes have been made in the very few cafes in which the text has feemed in need of explanation either becaufe of the vde of unufual words or the ufe of what feem to be erroneous wordsthe error being due to the careleffnefs of fome copyift or printer in the long line of thofe working on the Journals from the time fince they were firft recorded by the clerks of the Houfe of Burgeffes up to the prefent. The text here given follows acctu-ately the copy, occafionally a manifeft omiffion being inferted enclofed in brackets, and once in a while, as noted above, emendations being

fuggefted in the footnotes.

Preface.

OF
from the
of

the General Affenibly of Virginia of 17 58-1 761 there were feven feffions. The firft feffion continued from September 14, 1758, to the 12"" of Odober of

the fame year; the fecond feffion, from the the third, from the
firft

g""

to the 11'^ of November, 1758;


4"' to

22"''

of February, 1759, to the 14"' of April; the fourth,

to the 21"' of November, 1759; the fifth,

from the

the ii'^'of March,


of

the 1760; the fixth, from Odober, 1760, to the lo"" of April, 1761.
the 19"' to

24^''

of

May, 1760; the feventh, from the 6*

The laft feffion of this Affembly is in one refpedt unique. Extending over a period more than fix months, it had a greater length of life than any other feffion of the General Affembly up to that time held. The one coming neareft to it in this refpedl was the
laft feffion of the

May

II, 1749,

Affembly for 1742-1749, which extended from Odober 27, 1748, to the bufmefs that occupied the attention of the Affembly being the genColony then in force. The explanation of the great at prefent under confideration is to be foimd in the following cir-

eral revifion of the laws of the

length of the feffion

cumftances
the ftaple of Tobacco,

In 1748 the General Affembly paffed a law having the title "An Ad for amefiding and preventing frauds in his majefty's cuftoms. " This law gave in

public warehoufes, the iffue of tobacco notes, the colledlion of taxes in tobacco, etc.
fa(5l,

minuteft detail regulations for the infpe(5lion and fliipment of tobacco, the eredlion of In

few poffible tranfa(5lions in this ftaple failed to receive attention in the law. It lefs than forty printed pages in Heiiing's "Statutes at LargeK" Its laft pro" vifion was that it fhould continue in force for and during the term of four years, and from thence to the end of the next feffion of Affembly. " In February, 1752, this a6t, a few amendments having been made to it, was renewed, to continue in force " until the 20"^ of Odober, in the year of our Lord, one thoufand feven himdred and fixty, and from thence to the end of the next feffion of Affembly." " The moft important bufmefs, then, before the Affembly that met the 6"' of Odober, 1760, was the revifion and renewal of this law, which undoubtedly affedled the material welfare of the Colony to a greater extent than did any other law on the ftatute books. Bufmefs of fo great importance could not be rufhed through the Houfe of Burgeffes, and the General Affembly could not conveniently remain in feffion late in Odober, the month for the meeting of the General Court, compofed of the governor and the Council. Hence on the 20"' of Odober an adjournment was had till the 11*'' of December, and then, the Affembly coming together for a few hours, a further adjournment was had till the 5'*" of the following March. At that time the members went to work with a will, and finally paffed an a(5l to continue the law, with a few amendments, for a further period of three years. It was, accordingly, to prevent the confufion that would arife if this law expired in the abfence of a fuitable fubftitute that the very unufual courfe was taken of adjourning for a long period. Under ordinary circumftances there would have been a prorogation inftead of an adjournment on the 20*'' of October, and alfo on the 1 1 "^ of December. The text here prefented of the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes for the firft feffion of the Affembly follows a tranfcript of a printed Journal in the Public Record Office in London. This Journal, as were the Journals of all the feffions of the Affembly of 175861, was printed in Williamfburg, Va., by William Hunter, the public printer for the Colony at that time. The title page has been loft, the text beginning on page 3 and ending on page 57. This is the only printed copy, with text in full, known to be in exiftence. A mutilated copy in the Library of Congrefs contains only pages 23-30. The text of the Journal for the fecond feffion aKo follows tranfcript of a printed Journal in the Public Record Office. This copy of the Journal now has no title page, and probably
covers no
'

Hening, VI, 154

ff.

Hening, VI. 222-227.

x.i

probably never had one, fmce the firft page of the text is numbered i. This is not conas we clufive evidence, however, for in fome of the printed Journals of that period know from the perfedl fpecimens in exiftence the page numbers begin with the title page, and in fome they begin with the firft page of the text.

The text

of the Journal of the third feffion alfo follows tranfcript of printed


Office.
|

copy
j

in
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the Public Record

The title page of this volume is as follows The Journal


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of the

Houfe of Burgeffes. MDCCLIX, Being the third Seffion of this prefent General Affembly (Vignette: Coatof-Arms of the Colony) Williamfburg Printed by William Hunter.
I

MDCCLIX.
In this copy there are, in addition to the title page and the reverfe blank page, ninetyfour pages of text, the numbering of the pages beginning with the text and not with the There is a copy of this Journal in good condition in the Library of Congrefs. title page. For the fourth feffion the text here given follows the text of a printed Journal in the Library of Congrefs. This Journal has, befides the title page and the following blank

The title page is exactly fimilar to the title page of the page, twenty-fix pages of text. Journal of the third feffion, the word "Fourth" being fubftituted for "Third." The text for the Journal of the fifth feffion follows the mantifcript copy of the JourA copy of the printed Journal for this feffion is owned nal in the Public Record Office.
by Mrs. C. W. Coleman, of Williamfburg, Va. It contains fourteen pages. For the fixth feffion the printed copy of the Journal in the poffeffion of Mrs. C. W. Coleman, of Williamfburg, Va., has been followed. No other copy of this Journal, either
in manufcript or in print, has been found.
It

contains thirteen pages.

has been followed For This copy has loft its title page. The paging originall)^ began wth the title page. There were ninety-fe\-en pages in all. There is a copy of this Journal in the Library of Congrefs, and it is in good condition.
the feventh feffion the j^rinted

copy

in the Public Record Office

The period

of the Journals contained in this

mightieft colonial ftiTJggle probably ever engaged in

land and France for the poffeffion of territory world-wide, embracing in its fphere not only the continent of America, with
iflands,
,

volume was one of fierce war. The was being carried on between Engnow the feats of empires. This conteft was

its adjacent but Europe itfelf diftant India, and the waters of the fea. Dire<5led by her great ftatefman, William Pitt, England emerged from the conflict victorious at every point. Pitt, as no other man could have done, was enabled to organize and make efTe(5live ufe of the full fighting force of the heterogeneous Britifh poffeffions, and at the fame time to colled: from the Britifh tax-payer fums fufficient to pay to Frederick the Great the fubfidies that made it poffible to keep in the field thofe fplendid Pruffian armies which at the fame time that they were winning imperifliable glory for themfelves and their renowned leader were in reality fighting England's battles as well, by rendering it impoffible for France to withdraw from the European theatre of action adequate forces to enable her to meet England on equal terms in America, and impoffible, alfo, to devote needed money to the maintenance of her navy. Animated either directly or indire(5lly by Pitt's great fpirit, the Englifh themfelves, the Irifh, the Scotch clanfmen, the tribefmen of India, the Colonifts of America, and even the American red men not a few of them combined to wage a conteft the importance of which can with difficulty be over-

ef timated

In the Journals before us

we

fee the efforts

made by

that conftituent of

tlie

Britifh

realm known as the Colony of Virginia to bear her full part in the mighty ftiTiggle. When with the coming of Francis Fauquier as lieutenant-governor of Virginia in 1758 the governor was Ivord Loudoun, at that time commander-in-chief of his majefty's the Affembly of 1758-1761 was called together, the war had already forces in America been waged for feveral years Braddock had met with difaftrous defeat the frontiers of Virginia had been harried by the mercilefs favage allies of France; and by an extraordinary effort made in the earlier part of the year, the Virginia forces in the field had been

increafed

'^'i'

men each, which, under the commanci of Wafhwere to join in the propofed expedition to be conducted by General Forbes againft Fort Diiquefne. The main bufmefs of the Affembly convened by LieutenantGovernor Fauquier was during its firft feffion tfj provide ways and means for the payment of thefe foldicrs till the hrft <;f December of that year (the limit of the time for which one-half of them had been enliftcd) and for the continuance of the other half in fervice till the firft of the following May, fmce it was thought that it would be imprudent At to difband all the regular forces exclufivc of the rangers on the firft of December. this feffion, too, four companies of rangers were provided f(jr, who were not to leave the Colony, but were to protecft the frontiers in the abfence of the two regiments on the Fort Diiqucfne expedition. The power of the governor to garrifon the forts vacated by the regidars with men drafted from the militia was alfo continued. It was fuppofed during this firft feffion of the Affembly that the expedition againft Fort Duqnefne would certainly be concluded by the firft of December; and in the law continuing one regiment in fers'ice till the following May it was provided that this regiment fliould be marched back to Virginia and made to do duty on the frontiers from the Later, however, when it firft of December till the expiration of its term of fervice. feemed probable that the reduction of Fort Duquefne would be delayed, it became neceffary for the governor to call the Affembly together again, in order that appropriate legiflation might be had with the view of preventing the withdrawal of the Virginia The fecond feffion of the Affembly forces from the expedition at the critical moment. began on Thurfday the q"" of November. Its only bufinefs was to pafs a law providing that the firft regiment might be continued in the fer\'ice outfide of the Colony till the firft of January, and that the fecond regiment (which, as ftated above, had enlifted to ferve only till the firft of December) might be employed in the fame fervice if its members Fortunately the campaign againft could be prevailed upon to continue with the colors. Fort Duquefne ended on the 26* of November with the occupation by the Britifh and Colonial forces, under the immediate command of Wafhington, of the fite of Fort Duquefne, the fort itfelf having been abandoned and fet on fire by the French on
increafed to two regiments of a thoufand
ington,

the preceding day.

When

the Affembly began

its

third feffion, on the


its

of great fatiffa(5lion prevailed

among

February, 1759, a feeling members, one of whom was George Wafhington,

22"** of

who, having refigned his command, had taken the feat in the Houfe of Burgeffes to which he had been eledted from the County of Frederick. The cloud of war had paffed from the horizon formed by the Virginia boundaries. Since, however, the affiftance of Virginia troops would be needed in driving the French from their remaining ftrongholds and in garrifoning thofe already captured from them, the governor in his opening addrefs afked that as many men be kept by the Colony in the field as had ferved under the Virginia ftandards the preceding year. His requeft was met, however, only in part. Provifion was made for filling the ranks of the regiment then in the pay of the Colony and for continuing it in fervice till the firft of December following and, in order that the frontiers of the Colony might not be left defenfelefs if this regiment fhould be marched away
;

employed in offenfive operations againft the French, an additional force of five hundred men was provided, the four companies of rangers enlifted according to the law of the preceding September having by this time been dif banded. The adl paffed in 1757 for better regulating and difciplining the militia was continued. The main provifions of this adl' were that all the white male inhabitants of the Colony (a few claffes being excepted) fliould be confidered as members of the militia that each member was to fupply himfelf with proper arms, unlefs it fhould be certified that he was a pauper (in which cafe arms were to be fupplied at the public expenfe) and that the militia, formed into companies under proper officers, were to have company drills once in three months and general county mufters twice a year. The adl paffed the fame year (1757) for making provifion againft invafions and infurreclions', whereby the governor was in
to be
;

time
Hening
VII, 93-106.

'Hening VII, 106-116.

time of exigency empowered to levy uch a force from the members of the militia as he might think proper, and whereby the officers of the militia of the feveral counties were empowered to march on their own refponfibility their forces out of their home counties, was also continued. Later on in the seffion, Jie members of the two houfes were prevailed

on to pafs an adl providing that two hundred of the additional five hundred men provided for by the firft adl of the feffion, who, according to that adl, were to remain in the Colony, fliould be employed as artificers and joined to the regiment allowed to ferve away from home. This feffion came to an end by prorogation on the 14"' of April, 1759, the date et The Affembly did not, however, for re-affembling being the firft Thurfday in Angitft. convene till the firft of November. At that time, though Niagara, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, and, moft important of all, Quebec, had fallen, yet the French had not been abfolutely routed, and, more difquieting ftill, war was threatened with the Cherokee Indians. Hence the governor afked in his opening addrefs that provifion be made for continuing in the fervice the fifteen hundred men provided for by the Affemblj- at its laft feffion. This requeft was in part acceded to. The regiment was continued in er\'ice till the firft But it was provided that only four hundred of them fhould of the following May. be allowed to adt in conjunction with his majefty's forces outfide of Virginia, and that Till thefe the remainder were to be employed in defending the frontiers of the Colony. could be marched from the north to take their affigned pofitions, the three companies already employed on the frontiers were to be continued in fer\-ice. The Cherokee Indians were e\'idently the principal caufe of alarm. Thefe Indians had hitherto for feveral years been adling as the allies of the Englifh. A number of them were in the army of General Forbes in the fucceffful expedition againft Fort Duquefne. But very unfortunately when, at the clofe of the campaign, thefe were returning home through the frontier tenitory of Virginia, they could not be reftrained from taking fuch horfes as they could lay their hands on, and the frontierfmen, attacking them, flew feveral and captured others. It was but natural that they fhould retaliate. Moreover, they were efpecially incited to retaliation by the French, many of whom, on the capture of Fort Duquefne, had found their way down the Ohio River and up the Tenneffee to the country of the Cherokees (which was, broadly fpeaking, the territory now embraced in Eaftem Tenneffee and Weftem North Carolina and in the adjacent portions oi South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama). Accordingly, they commenced a efpecially the frontiers of North and South Carolina. feries of outrages along the frontiers But Governor Lyttleton, of South Carolina, marching againft them with a force colle(5led from his colony, entered into an agreement with them which for a fliort while delayed Hence at the March, 1760, feffion of the Virthe breaking out of war on a large fcale. ginia Affembly the only military expenditures authorized were for the continuance of the regiment in er\nce till the firft of the following November and for the continuance of three companies of 100 men each in fervice after that time fhould the governor deem it defirable. This bufinefs being attended to, the governor prorogued the Affembly to the

of June. According to the agreement made by Governor Lyttleton with the Cherokees, twentytwo Indians were to be kept in Fort Prince George as hoftages till the delivery to the Englifh of a like number of their brethren charged with murder. When Governor Lyttleton with his troops left the vicinity of Fort Prince George, the Cherokees made an attack on the fort for the purpofe of refcuing thefe hoftages, and killed feveral officers. In a rage the garrifon, falling ui)on the hoftages, butchered them to a man. After this, war was on in all its fury. Fort Loudoun, fituated about thirty miles from where Knoxville, Tenneffee, now ftands this fort had been built in 1756 by Major Andretv Lewis at the command of Lord Loudoun was at once invefted by them, and its gannfon, conThe plan of General fifting of two hundred Britifh troops, was reduced to extremity. Amherft, commander-in-chief of the Englifh forces in America, was that Colonel Montfirft

gomery,

[xv]
gomery, with a force of Britifh regulars and Colonial troops, fhould invade the Cherokee country from the foutlieaft, while a force from Virginia fhould proceed down the Clinch

and Tenneffee rivers and attack what were known as their "Over Hill" towns that is, The Virginia their towns beyond the mountains, in the valley of the Tetnicffee River. Affembly was called hurriedly together in May, 1760, and a law was paffed providing for the railing of feven hundred men, who were, with the three hundred already ftationed in the fouthweftern part of the Colony, to march at once to the relief of Fort Loudoun. Before, howe\'er, this force could be gotten together, the force under Colonel Montgomery had finifhed its campaign by relieving Fort Prince Ceorgc and defeating the Cherokees in a pitched battle. It had been found by this force impoffible, however, to penetrate to Fort Loudoun, and Colonel Montgomery gave up the attempt. After this, fince it would
have been
plan, Fort
folly for the fmail Virginia force to effay the

execution of

its

part of the general


kept.

Loudoun was

left to its fate.

The

garrifon, in a ftarving condition, finally

furrendered, favorable terms having been granted them.

But the terms were not

When

they had marched out of the

fort,

they were furrounded and

many

of

maffacred, the reft being captured and held for ranfom.

When

the Affembly

them met in

Odober, however, no comprehenfive plan for waging offenfive war againft the Cherokees Hence the only troops provided for were the one thoufand of the liad been formulated.

regiment already in fervice.


of the Colony.

All of thele,

it

was ordered, fhould

ferve within the limits

of December. According to this a<ft the Colony if he thought proper. The plan governor miglit ufe the regiment outfide the now propofed by General Amherft was to engage in a campaign againft the Cherokees Colonel Grant, with a force of fimilar in outline to the campaign of the year before. regulars and South Carolina provincials, was to invade the Cherokee country from Charlefion, and the Virginia forces, under Colonel Byrd, affifted by troops from North Carolina, if the North Carolina Affembly could be prevailed upon to fend them, were to march down The refults of the campaign.were fimilar to thofe of the year before the Tenneffee Valley Grant, with an adequate force, defeated the Cherokees of the lower towns; Colonel Byrd, with a force too weak to advance far into the enemy's country, did little beyond renderThe correfpondence of Colonel Byrd and General Aming protedlion to the frontier. herft and that of Colonel Byrd and Go\'emor Fauquier, given in the appendix to this volume, tells the ftory in detail. Though peace was not made with the Indians immediately after their defeat by Colonel Grant, with this defeat the Indian war was pra(5lically at an end. The war with the French in America had been at an end for fome months. Aifociated with the war meafures adopted by the Affembly in fadl, a part of them were the meafures for raifmg money. Throughout the whole period of the war the taxes were exceffively heavy, having been largely increafed along all lines. Pradlically every kind of tax ever devifed by the ingenuity of law-making bodies was levied. There were diredl taxes and indiredl taxes. There were land taxes and poll taxes and licenfe There were taxes on imports and taxes on exports. It was very early found taxes. neceffary, however, to anticipate the colledlion of taxes by the iffue of treafury notes. Thefe notes were iffued for a definite time, and provifion was made for their redemption by the laying of fpecial taxes, which at the end of the time during which the notes were to pafs current were to be collected and applied to their retirement. Not only were thefe notes receivable for taxes, but they were alfo made a legal tender in private monetill

the 3 1 "' of for the maintenance of the regiment

Payment for thefe troops was provided till the following April. But on March of the fame feffion a bill was approved by the governor for providing
the
firft

Provifion was made for the firft iffue of them in May, lyssAfter an increafe was authorized at every meeting of the Affembly except two till the feffion held in Odober, 1760. Though at this feffion money had to be railed for filling the ranks of the regiment then in fervice and for continuing it in fervice, the neceffity for iffuing treafury notes was happily at an end. The fupply of money that Parliament had voted the king in 1757 to be paid the colonies of North Carolina, South Carolina, and
tary tranfacflions.
this

Virginia, together with the further fupply voted in 1758 to be paid all the colonies,

was
at

[ -V. ]

The amount allotted Virginia was in round numbers ;52,ooo. at that time available. The whole queftion of the note iffue has been treated in the preface to the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes for the Affembly of 1761-65, the volume immediately preceding
this

volume

in the prefent feries.

In that preface, too, have been treated the very interefting laws paffed during this period allowing the inhabitants of the Colony to difcharge their public dues in money Thefe laws fumifhed the occafion, as is well known, for many inftead of tobacco. among the clergy to how what has been confidered by fome a grafping fpirit ill-becoming

gentlemen of the cloth. In confidering the attitude of the clergy, however, we fhould not It is true that the fcarcity of tobacco rendered look merely at one fide of the queftion. had been, and that the demand of the clergy for that commodity more valuable than it their exact number of pounds may have had in it an imwortliy element of felfifhnefs

aKo true that the inflation in general prices, the refult of the was fuch as to reduce the purchafing power of the falawhat in equity it fhould have been. below ries paid in money far But the clergy were by no means the only inliabitants of the Colony at that time Human nature was the fame then as it againft whom the charge of felfifhnefs may lie.
but,

on the other hand,

it is

exceffive iffue of treafury notes,

of the various meafures of taxation reforted to in the progrefs example of the laying of a proted;i^^e tariff under the interefting an of the war difclofes guise of a meafure defigned to increafe revenue, and an example of the felfiflmefs fofIn May, 1755, an additional duty of ten per cent, was laid on tered by fuch a fyftem. The duties already impofed on them amounted to flaves imported into the Colony. duties were renewed in 1757, to continue for feven years. All thefe cent. per about ten falling off in the number of flaves imported, marked The rate was fo heavy as to caufe a but the jJi-ice of thofe in the Colony advanced, of courfe, to the extent of the duty impofed, with the refult of increafmg the wealth of the large land-holders and flaveholders and of rendering it more difficult for the fmall farmers to extend their operaEameft efforts were made by the latter to break the monopoly thus created, but tions. In the May feffion of it was not until 1 760 that thefe elTorts were crowned with fuccefs. that year, the provifion to take off the ten per cent, additional tax was attached as a rider
is

now.

An examination

to the bill for raifmg troops for the Cherokee Expedition.


b>'

To

the laft thofe

who

profited

the duty fought for its retention'. To be claffed with the war meafures

is

an adl paffed

in September,

758, to repeal the

law of 1755 granting rewards to perfons for bringing in the fcalps oi Indian enemies The debates held in the Affembly were, unforkilled within the limits of the Colony. bill was brought in as the refult of a petition the unlefs a reported, and never tunately, main points of petitions are always given in the Journals the reafons for the paffage of the bill can, in the abfence of information other than that contained in the Journals, be

merely gueffed at. Thofe bills that became laws are given in Henings " Statutes, " and, in their preambles the objects fought to be attained by thofe voting for them are uiually But the preamble of this particular a(5l merely ftates that the law to be fet forth. " a declaration repealed " liath been found not to anfwer the purpofes thereby intended When, however, we turn to the Journal for the proceedgiving next to no information. ings of the day on which the bill was firft introduced', though we find that the bill did not arifc out of a petition, the bare record being " Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That

Leave be given to bring in a Bill for repealing an Adl, " etc., there is defcribed in the preceding paragraph of the Journal a tranfa(5lion that is illuminative. A petition had been handed in by fundry inhabitants of Bedford County letting forth that the Cherokee Indians had committed depredations upon them, and praying that foldiers be ftationed in the county for the protedlion of the inhabitants and that the inhabitants be allowed to retaliate on the Indians. This feemingly reafonable requeft was flatly refufed, and no reafon given. It fhould be remembered, however, that the Cherokees were at that time in alliance with the Englifh and that many of them were with General Forbes on his advance

Appendix

to this

volume

p. 384.

See

p. 8.

[ xvii ]

advance toward Fort Duquefne. The motive, then, prompting the Houfc to refufe the petition was the defire to prevent the breaking of this alliance. The fame motive may be given foi- the repeal of the law. It was, no doubt, felt that the inhabitants of the frontiers, in their defire to obtain the rewards offered, might not be careful enough to diftinguifli between friends and enemies and that fuch a want of dif crimination might be deftru(5live of the highly valued alliance. Policy, probably, rather than humanity, was
behind the law.

The tinith is that the vaft majority of the meafures of a general nature confidered by Affembly had a dire(5l relation to the dominant fadl of the time, namely, the great war which the whole Ev.glifh fpeaking world was putting forth every effort to bring to a fucceffful conclufion. If the Journals, in their ufual tantalizing mcagrenefs of ftatement, fail to bring out the relation, it may yet fometimes be difcovered on an examinathis

Take, for inftance, the A<51 encouraging Arts and Manufa(5lures, paffed in April, 1759. The preamble of this adl" ftates that the improvement of arts and manufactures " may be of fingular advantage to this Colony in its prefent diftreffed fituation, by encouraging families to remove and fettle here. " The a(5t itfelf proceeds to name truftees whofe duty it fliall be to promote the development of arts and manufactures in every way poffible, but efpecially by the payment of premiums to fuch perfons as may invent ufeful proceffes. The feeling was, evidently, that ftrenuous exertions fliould be made for building up the wafte places and for making good the drain occafioned by the war both in men and money. And this feeling, no doubt, had its weight in bringing about the paffage of the A<5t for appointing an Agent, though in this cafe it finds no fpecific expreffion in the preamble of the adl, and though Governor Fauquier in his letter to the Board of Trade' affigns to it
for

tion of the a(5ls themfelves as given in Hening's " Statutes. "

a different origin.
bers of the

He

fays that the adl refulted from the defire on the part of the

mem-

have fome one to reprefent them in England in cafe fhould arife in future there the a difpute fmiilar to that of Governor Dinwiddie's days in reference to the piftole fee. Then a fpecial agent had to be fent over at great expenfe to lay before the authorities in England the views of the people of Virginia. The governor and Council already had an agent in England, but the agent named by this adl was to The adl was paffed in February, 1759, and Edward reprefent the Colony as a whole. Montague, of the Middle Temple, was by it appointed agent. He was to be under the diredlion f)f a committee of correfpondence, who were to tranfadl fuch bufinefs with him The committee was, when as was committed to them by the General Affembly.

Houfe

of Burgeffes to

required, to lay all of their correfpondence with the agent before the General Affembly.

In cafe Edivard Montague refufed to adl, the committee was empowered to appoint fome one in his ftead, who was to be approved by the Affembly at its next meeting or in cafe he proved to be unfuitable, he might be removed by the committee and another appointed who, as in the firft inftance, was to be approved by the Affembly. The committee was compofed of members both of the Council and of the Houfe and the law clearly indicates that the committee was to be under the abfolute control of the General Affembly. The Board of Trade, however, affedling to think the provifions of the law fomewhat loofely drawn and to fear that the power given the committee was too great, the king in council inftrudted Governor Fauquier to inform the General Affembly that the adl would not be allowed unlefs amended. Accordingly, at the laft feffion of this Affembly an amendment was made to it, providing that the perfon to be appointed by the committee in cafe of the refvifal of Montague to ferve, or in cafe of his fubfequent removal, muft firft liave been endorfed by the governor, and fhould hold office only till the next meeting of the General Affembly. Paffing now to a brief confideration of what may be called the ufual routine bufmefs of the Affembly that kind of bufinefs tranfadled in times of peace as well as imder ftrefs of war attention may firft be drawn to the great number of claims adled on, the number being much larger than ufual as a diredl refult of the war. Thefe claims were fometimes
;

'

Hening VII,

28S.

'

Appendix,

p. 28S.

xviii

fometimes confidered at once by the whole Hoiife, and fometimef referred to fpecial committees; but when the feffions were long and the various ftanding committees were appointed, they were referred to the Committee of Public Claims. This committee was It had povver to fend for perfons and papers and to far the bufieft one of the Houfe. make fearching examination into all mattters prefented for its confideration. In every
cafe except one of themereft routine (fuch, for inftance, as the confideration of a claim
for taking

up a nmaway), the committee would report


inftru(5t

its

finding to the Houfe, which

would then ufually


certain

the committee, in accordance with the report, to fet


of Claims.

down a

The claims were fo numerous that a large book was required for their enrolment. Toward the clofe of the feffion the whole book would be approved by the Houfe and fent up to the Council. When approved by that branch, it was returned to the Houfe and then fent to the governor. Much of the time of the Affembly was alfo confumed in the confideration of private amount
in the

Book

bills.

For inftance, feveral


is,

a(5ls

were paffed to dock the entail of certain pieces of land

defcribed therein, that

to bring the land from under the operation of the law of entail

and

feveral adls were paffed to allow truftees or executors to

make a

fpecified difpofition
for the

of the property under their

management.
adls,

In fuch cafes
till

it

was ufual

law to have

the provifo attached that

it

fhould not go into efTecl

the king's approbation fliould be

obtained.

however, which did not contain the provifo, the explanation of the omiffion being that the refult effecfled in each cafe was, in the opinion of the members of the Affembly, merely one that could have been brought about by refort to the courts, the law-making body having been applied to merely that time might be faved. In fuch cafes it was held by members of the Affembly that the piovifo was imneceffary. The form, however, was infifted on by the king in council. Governor Fauquier was inftrudled to repeal thefe a(5ts. They, accordingly, had all to be

There were three or thefe

paffed again, with the provifo added'. In this tranfadlion, as in the infiftance on an amendment to the Agent's Adt, is to be feen proof of the clofenefs with which the proceedings of the Affembly were watched by the authorities in England.

Of
are
ftill

bills of

a local nature

may

be mentioned thofe for eftablifhing ferries and thofe


bill

alfo for eftablifliing towns. in exiftence

Several of the towns authorized to be founded at that time

notably,

Woodftock, of the
Frederick,

for the eftablifhment of which,

George Wafhington, the

member from

was very appropriately the patron.

Of peculiar
lifhed church.

intereft are the proceedings in reference to various veftries of the eftab-

Petition after petition poured into the Affembly praying in individual

Some of thefe were reje<5led; others, granted. The followa lift of the veftries that were diffolved, together with the reafons given for the a(5tion taken: The veftry of the PariDi of Hamilton in the County of Prince William (the reafon being that the veftrymen, who feemingly could not keep the peace with each other, petitioned the Affembly for a diffolution); Antrim, in Halifax; Cameron, in Loudoun; Bath, in Dinwiddie; Saint Patrick, in Prince Edward (all thefe becaufe guilty of illegal practices, and in the cafe of Saint Patrick a Diffenter being a member of the Chrift veftry) Saint Anne, in Albemarle (becaufe the \'eftry was not legally ele(5led) Church, in Lancafter (fince it confifted of twenty-four members inftead of twelve) Suffolk, in Nanfemond (on accoimt of the mifapplication of charity funds intended by their donors to be ufed only in one part of the parifh) the Parifh of Elizabeth River, in Norfolk County (becaufe guilty of illegal pra(5lices). The very great number of petitions afking for the diffolution of veftries and the large number of laws paffed in accordance with the wifhes of the petitioners give fome infight into the condition of the church This, it fliould be remembered, was the era of Samuel eftablifliment at that time.
cafes for their diffolution.

ing

is

Davies and the rapid fpread of diffent in the interior counties of the Colony, as diftinguifhed from the frontier counties, the inhabitants of which had from the earlieft period
of their fettlement been largely Diffenters.

In

War

is

recognized by thofe
fight

who have made

fact, the period of the French and Indian a ftudy of the queftion as being the one in

which the

made by

Diffenters for rights of toleration

was

pradlically

won.
In

Sec

p. 184.

In nearly every inftance bills originated in the Houfe of Burgeffes, but they might originate in the Council. Take, for inftance, the bill' paffed by the Council on the 20""
of

November,

1759, "to eftablifh a

method

to preferve the Credit of the


fhrift in the

Paper Currency

Houfe. Another very interefting bill that failed of paffage was one, introduced at the doling feffion of the Affembly, for removing the feat of government from Willtamfburg to fome place more convenient to the majority of the inhabitants of the Colony. This bill did not
of this Colony."

This

bill,

however, received fhort

even pafs the Houfe of Burgeffes, and

if it

had done

fo, it

would, according to the report


in the Council.
fa(5l

made by Governor Fauquier to the Board of Trade, have been killed The great attention, however, that it received may be inferred from the
confidered in committee of the whole house no fewer than four times.

that it was Only the moft important matters were confidered in committee of the whole houfe, and very few 0 It confidered received the attention of the committee as frequently as did this one. was defeated by only one vote, the yeas being 35 and the nays being 36. We have the
governor's authority, too, for faying that the majority of the

remove the

feat of government, but that all

the capital in cafe they did vote to indifferent to the governor, but he notified the Board of Trade that

members really wifhed to knew that no place could be fixed upon for remove it. The location of the capital was a matter
if

they thought

it

advifable to keep the capital at Williamfburg the end might be effedled by the appoint-

ment to the Coimcil of a majority of its members from the neighborhood of that city. The relations between Governor Fauquier and the Houfe of Burgeffes feem to
have been moft pleafant. Differences of opinion fometimes, indeed, arofe, but they were expreffed in the language of courtefy on both fides, a language which in this cafe did not conceal an imdue irritation of feeling, for each had confidence in the honefty of purpofe of the other. And Governor Fauquier was enough of a diplomat to know when to give way. That he corredlly gauged the feeling of independence which even at that period characterized the Virginians, is fhown by the fadl that in 1759 or 1760 he warned M"' Pitt that any taxation laid upon the colonies by the Englifh Government would lead It was only about five years after this that Governor to the moft ferious difturbances^. Fauquier fotmd it neceffary to diffolve the Virginia Affembly on the paffage by the Houfe of Burgeffes of Henry's famous refolutions againft the Stamp Adl. H. R. McILWAINE.
'

See p. >5i. Gordon, W.,

"
'

Rise, Progress

Appendix, p. 294. and Establishment of the Independence nf the United States,"

I,

136.

JOURNAL
of the

House B of OURGESSES OUSE OF


1758

JOURNAL
)f

the

House OUSE
^^M6aj.

B of nURGESSES OF
32
(Beo. U. 1758.

l^e 141:^ of September.

N
A

INETY-THREE Members having


of Parliament, inftead of the

taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A(5l Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft,
took their Places in the Houfe.
M"'

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

Walthoe.

Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

The Governor commands your immediate Attendance in

the Council

Chamber.

The Houfe went up accordingly, and the Governor was pleafed


Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

to fay to them,

You muft

return again to your Houfe,

and immediately proceed

to the

Choice of a

Speaker, and prefent

him

to

me To-morrow

in this Place.

Being returned, M' Landon Carter put the Houfe in Mind of the Governor's Comto proceed to the Choice of a Speaker, and did nominate and recommend John Robinfon, Efq who was Speaker of the late Affembly, a Gentleman who had given undeniable Proofs of his Abilities, Integrity and Fitnefs to execute that important Truft; and he was accordingly unanimoully eledted Speaker, and condudled to the Chair by two Members, from whence he made a Speech, expreffmg the juft Senfe he had of the Obligations they had laid him tmder, and returned them his Thanks for the Honor they had conferred on him. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

mands

'yviba'2, t^e I5tb of

September. 32 (Beo. U. 175S.

A
the

Meffage from the Governor by M' Walthoe.


Genflemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,
It is the

Governor's Pleafure, that your

Houfe immediately

attend

him in

Council Chamber, and prefent your Speaker.

accordingly the Houfe went up with their Speaker Eled;, and the Governor was M'' Speaker then, in pleafed to exprefs his particular Approbation of their Choice. Behalf of the Houfe, petitioned the Governor that they might enjoy their ancient Rights

And

and

Privileges, fuch as

Freedom

of Speech

and Debate, Exemption from

Arrefts,

and

Prote(5lion

[4]
Protedlion for their Eftates; and laftly for himfelf, that no Miftakes of his might be

imputed to the Houfe. To which the Governor anfwered, That he fhould take Care to defend them in all their and Privileges. Rights juft Being returned, M"" Speaker reported, that the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber, and prefented their Speaker, and that he was pleafed to approve their Choice, and then made a Speech to the Council and this Houfe, of which he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy, which he read, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as follows:
Gentlemen of the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I have deferred calling you together as long as the Exigencies of Government would permit me, being defirous of accommodating your particular Affairs to the Concerns of the
Public, as

much

as poffible; and

if thefe

now, merely to notify to Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Efq; as Lieutenant-Governor of this his Dominion and Colony of Virginia, an Honor and Truft conferred on me to which it behoves me to pay the greateft Attention and Regard.
this Trouble
to fucceed to the

had not demanded it, I fhould not have given you you, in this Place, His Majefty's Appointment of me

That I may, in fome Meafure, merit this Honor, and anfwer to this Confidence which His Majefiy has mo ft gracioufly been pleafed to repofe in me; it becomes equally my indifpenfable Duty to provide for the Profperity and Well-being of this Colony, and to promote the Honor and Dignity of His Majefty and the Crown of Great Britain in all its Branches and Appendages. If I, on my Part, fteadily purfue the Firft, I make not the leaft Doubt, from the many great and recent Proofs you have given of your Fidelity and unfhaken Loyalty, but that you, on your Parts, will heartily and chearfully concur with me in all Meafures which may tend to eftablifh and ftrengthen the Laft It is my earneft Wifh that a perfed Harmony may at all Times fubfift between us; and to this Purpofe it fhall be my conftant Endeavour to confult the Happinefs of the People committed to my Charge, by taking Care that effedual and fpeedy Juftice be rendered to all His Majefty's SubjeAs in Virginia, as far as in me lies; and by all other Means which may conduce to that defirable End. But whatever Affurances I may give of my future Condud,

Adions: Thefe are the Teft by which you, as reafonable Men, will form your Opinion of me, and will hereafter either give me, or withTo this Teft I hope I fhall always be willing to fubmit. hold from me your Confidence. By Letters I have lately received from the Army, which I have ordered to be laid before you, it is doubtful whether the great End of our Wifhes can be obtained this Year, but the Operations of this Campaign tend at leaft to prepare Matters for an early Attack the next.
I
very fenfible that I fhall be judged of by

am

my

Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Part you have fo nobly taken in the prefent War, by granting the large Sums of Money you have done, in Support of His Majefty's Arms, and the common Caufe, has given great Satiffadion, and is worthy the Imitation of our neighbouring Colonies; but forry
I to fay, that the Sums already given, great as they are, are infufflcient for the Purpofes which they were defigned, and for the Services adually entered upon, and more will be neceffary to make good the Deficiences now fubfifting from the Expences already incurred: I am confident that the bare mentioning thefe Circumftances will be a fufficient Inducement to you to have the greateft Attention to the Diftrefs of our Country; and I hope that what is

am

for

neceffary

to

be raifed, will be done in the

Manner

the leaft

burthenfome poffible

to the

People.

Gentlemen of the Council and of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I would not willingly detain you long at this Time, yet my Inclinations to ferve this Colony are fo ardent that I cannot help recommending one Thing to you, which, from the

many

Reprefentations that have already been


to

Arrival here) appears

me

to

made to me {fhort as the Time is fince my demand and merit your mo ft ferious Confideration, and in
our

[5
our prefent Situation not
to

admit

of the lea ft Delay, as the

Defence of the Colony, the Pro-

tedion of the Property, nay the very Lives of our People, depend upon it; I mean the Revifal of the Militia Law, which, notwithftanding the many Alterations it has undergone, and

Amendments

it has received, ftill wants fome great Regulations to make its Ufe for the The Letters which I Defence of the Colony bear fome Proportion to the Expence it creates. have received on this SubjeA, and my Anfwers to them, fhall be ready to be laid before you

whenever you fhall

call for the

fame.

Unanimity and Difpatch give Vigor to all public Refolutions; on this Account I earneftly recommend them to you, and they mil alfo moft affuredly bring with them the additional Pleafure of your being able, by their Means, to return the fooner to your
refpedive Counties, where your Prefence,

if

not neceffary, will certainly be acceptable.

That an humble Addrefs be made to his Honor the Governor, to return him Thanks for his kind Speech at the Opening of this Seffion, to congratulate him on his fafe Arrival into this Government, to affure him how great our Expe(5tations are of Peace and Harmony from the Plan which he has been pleafed to declare fhall be the Rule of his Adminiftration, and with how much Pleafure we fhall repofe an entire Confidence in his fteady Adherence to it and that he may depend on our Chearful Concurrence with him in every Meafure within our Power that can contribute to the Honor and Dignity of his Majefty, and the Profperity and Well-being of this Colony. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up the faid Addrefs, and it is referred to M'' Thomas Lee, M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Attorney, M' London Carter, M' Bland, and M"' Thompfon Mafon, to prepare and bring in the fame. Refolved, That this Houfe will take the Governor's Speech into Confideration To-morrow. Ordered, That the Reverend M' William Yates be appointed Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at Ten "'Clock. Ordered, That William Francis, Thomas Broadrib, James Lavie and James Yates, be appointed Door-Keepers to this Houfe, and that they give their Attendance accordRefolved,
;

ingly.

Upon a Motion made.


fuch Claims and Propofitions as were referred from the laft to this all fuch Claims and Propofitions as fhall be certified to this Seffion of Affembly (except fuch as relate to the Militia drawn out into adlual Service) be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.
Ordered,

That

all

Seffion of Affembly,

and aKo

Upon a Motion made. The Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, at a Seffion of Affembly held the 2 6"> day of April, 1757, was read, and it appearing therein that William Clinch (now returned to ferve in this prefent General Affembly as a Burgefs for the County of Surry) was then expelled the Houfe, and voted incapable forever of fitting or voting in the Houfe of Burgeffes, it was thereupon Ordered, That the faid William Clinch be expelled this Houfe, and that he be forever hereafter rendered incapable of fitting or voting in this Houfe.
Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs, to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the Covmty of Surry
in the

Room

of the faid

William Clinch, and that M' Bowler Cocke do wait on him with

the faid Addrefs.

by Reafon of the

County of Prince George, fetting forth, that Tobacco made this Year, it will be impoffible for them to difcharge their public Dues and Taxes that are to be paid in Tobacco, and muft therefore (unlefs relieved by this Houfe) be fubje(5l to the moft vexatious and oppreffive Exadtions of the public Colledlors, and praying that an A(5l may pafs for paying all public. County and Parifli Levies, and Oflficers Fees, in Money, for this prefent Year, at fuch a Price as by the Houfe fhall be thought reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and
fhort Crops of
read.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

Ordered

[6]
Ordered,
;

That a

Bill or Bills

be brought
to prepare

in

purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Peti-

and bring in the fame. tion and it is Prince Edward County, fetting forth, That by of A Petition of fundry Inhabitants Reafon of the great Drought but httle Tobacco or Grain will be made in that County this Year, and praying that an A6t may pafs to ftate the Price of their public Taxes payable in Tobacco at 12s. 6d. per Hundred, and to prohibit all Perfons from demanding more than 2S. per Bufhel [for Wheat, and 8s. per Barrel for Indian Com or other Grain, was prefented to the Hotife and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition do lie on the Table.
referred to

M' Bland

Several Claims of William Robins, David Via, William Price, David Smith, William Robert fon, and Stephen Garrett, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were
feverally prefented to the

Ordered,

That the

faid Claims

Houfe and received. be referred to the Confideration

of the next Seffion of

Affembly.

A
field,

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the feveral Counties of Charles City, Chefter-

and Hanover, praying that an Adl may pafs to fubjecft all Overfeers to the Payment of Part of all public Taxes accruing on the Plantation and Hands under their Care, in Proportion to the Share of the Crop they are to receive, to be retained by their Employers and alfo to prohibit People from dealing with Overfeers for any Commodity made on the Plantations over which they are placed, without Leave from their Employers, under certain Penalties, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being
Henrico,
;

put that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee,


It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

And

then

That the faid Petition be rejedled. the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Saturday
Several
Affignee

tl)e I6tl)

of September,

32 6eo. U. 175S.

Claims of John Brown, John Smith, and John Vaughan, Paces Turner, of Jofeph Godwin, Thomas Barbour, Tilman Weaver, Affignee of Jacob Weaver, Valentine Bethel, George Neavill, Samuel Boufh, James Thrailkild, William Jett, Francis Thornton, Richard Payne, William Johnfton, John

Jones, Affignee of

James Herndon and John Tankerfley,

for taking

up Runaways

therein

mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Thomas McClanahan, for a Horfe impreffed


Service.

& killed in his Majefty's

Alfo a Claim of Martin Hardin, for 172 lbs. of Tobacco levied on him by the laft pubLevy in the County of Prince William for a Runaway taken up and faid to belong to him by Miftake, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of
lic

Affembly.

The feveral Petitions of Chrifley Bumgardner and Philip Lawrence, fetting forth, That they have refpeftively fuffered great Loffes by the Cherokee Indians, who on their Return from the Frontiers of this Colony called at their Plantations, and forcibly took from them their Goods to a confiderable Value, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Cory, and Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to M'' Martin, M' Cocke, Allegations the of the faid examine into Petitions, they do refpecthat Randolph; M' thereupon, the Opinion to Houfe. with their tively, and report the fame, A Petition of William Terrell Lewis, fetting forth. That he had two Hogfheads of Tobacco burnt in Crutchfield's Warehoufe, which he was prevented from certifying to the Commiffioners, appointed to take and ftate Accounts of the Sufferers by Tobacco burnt in the faid Warehoufe, by Reafon of his being in his Majefty's Service on the Frontiers

of

[7]
of this Colony,

and praying the Confideration


faid

of this Houfe,

was prefented to the Houfe


Lee,

and
ton,

read.

W Richard W PendlePetition be Ordered, That the and W Baylor, and M' Syme; that they do examine into the Allegations
referred to M'' Cabell,
thereof,

report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of the Veftry of Hamilton Parifh in the County of Prince William, fetting forth. That feveral Members of the late Veftry have vacated their Seats, and the new Veftrymen elected in their Places refufe to ferve, and praying that the faid Veftry may

be diffolved and a new one elecSted, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition, and it is referred to M' Henry Lee and M"" Lemuel Riddick to prepare and bring in the
fame.

M' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For Payment of County and Parifh Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Richard Riddle, fetting forth. That he was a Soldier in the Virginia Regiment, and in the Month of June laft he unfortunately loft all the Fingers of one of his Hands, when he was difcharged as unfit for Service, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and Read. Richard Lee, M' Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Pendleton, Baylor, and M"' Braxton; that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report

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

A Petition of James McDaniel, fetting forth. That he was a Soldier in Capt. Polfon's
Company
of the Virginia Regiment, and in the Engagement with the Enemy at the Manongahela, at the Defeat of General Braddock, he received a Wovmd in his Arm which rendered him incapable of procuring a Livelihood, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Read, M"- Marrable, M.' Bland, and M' Cary; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe.

Upon

a Motion made.

fince the laft Seffion of

That a Committee be appointed to examine into what Laws have expired Affembly, and to infpedl fuch temporary Laws as will expire at this Seffion of Affembly, and report the fame, with their Opinion End of or foon after the thereupon, to the Houfe and that the faid Committee confift of the following Perfons, Pendleton, and M"" Bland. viz., M^ Landon Carter, A Petition of fvmdry Inhabitants of the County of Culpeper, praying that a Town may be laid off and eftabUfhed on the Land of Robert Coleman in the faid County, was prefented to the Houfe and Read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
Ordered,
;

of Affembly.

Ordered,

That a Committee

of Privileges

and Eledlions be appointed

of the following

Perfons, viz.

M' M' Charles Carter, M"' Landon Carter, M' Randolph,


M''

Attorney,
M''

Bland,
Page,

M' Pendleton,
M"-

William Digges,

M""
M''

Dudley Digges,
Nicholas,

M' Harrifon, M' Benjamin Waller, M^ Lemuel Riddick,


M''

M' Whiting, M^ Woodbridge,


M'' Prefley

Wythe,
Lee,

Thornton,

M^ Thomas Lee, M' Richard Henry

M^ George Mafons
and
M''

Baylor.

And

[8]
they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and examine in the firft Place all Returns of Writs for elecfting 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 into Queftion touching Returns, Eledtions and Privileges, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe. And the faid Committee is to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information. Refolved, That five of the faid Committee be a fufficient Number to make a Com-

And

mittee.

be heard at the Bar of this 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 objedled to who voted for the Sitting
Refolved,

That

in all Cafes of controverted Eledlions to

Houfe, or before the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, the Petitioners do

Member, giving in the faid Lifts the feveral Heads of Objedlion, and diftinguifhing the fame againft the Names of the Voters excepted to and that the Sitting 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,
ElecSlions.

That

M"'

Palmer be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Privileges and

Henry Blagrave, complaining of an imdue Eledlion and Rettim of M"' Matthew Marrable, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Lunenburg. Alfo a Petition of M'' John Meade, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of Samuel Hairftone and Zachariah Burnley, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Bedford, were feverally prefented to the HouXe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions That they do examine into the Allegations of the faid Petitions, and report
Petition of M"'
M''

Clement Reade, and

the fame, as they fhall appear to them, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Bedford County, felting forth, That the Cherokee

Indians have of late committed

many

Infults,

and

forcibly taken

from them their Goods

them for their and praying that fome Companies Protedlion, and that they may be at Liberty to kill and deftroy them, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being put that the faid Petition be referred to a
of Soldiers

may be

ftationed amongft

Committee,
It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

be

rejedled.

Upon a Motion made.


That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for repealing an Adl paffed in the thirtieth Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad for the more effedual preventing and repelling the hoftile Incursions of the Indians at Enmity with the Inhabitants of this Colony, and it is referred to M' Cary, M"' Bland, and M"' George Mafon to prepare and bring in the fame. ' M' Thomas Lee reported. That the Committee 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, and is as
Ordered,

follows

Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, now met in General Affembly, beg Leave to return your Honor our fincere Tltanks for your kind Speech at the Opening of this Seffion, and heartily to congratulate you on your fafe Arrival
into this Colony.

May it We his

pleafe your Honor,

have fhewn

The Tendernefs your Honor hath exprcffcd for this Colony in general, the Regard you to this Affembly in particular, by endeavouring to accomodate our Affairs to the
Concerns

[9]
Concerns of the Public, claims our
the People,

mo ft

grateful

Acknowledgements as Reprefentatives

of

and as private Individuals. When we refled on the Happinefs that naturally refults from a mild, harmonious, and juft Adminiftration, we form to ourfelves every pleafing Expedation from that Plan of Government which your Honor has declared fhall be the Rule of your Condud, and we fhall In the mean Time, repofe an entire Confidence in your conftant and fteady Adherence to it. give MS Leave to congrattdate our Country upon this frefh Inftance of our Sovereign's indulgent Attention to its Tranquillity and Welfare in the Choice of a Governor fo determined to purfue Meafures, which muft neceffarily promote the one, and eftablifh the other. It is in fome Degree an Alleviation under our prefent unhappy Circumftances to hear from your Honor, that our Endeavours have been approved, and we could heartily wifh that we were not now prevented, by an aggravated Poverty, from continuing to bear the fame Proportion we have hitherto done, in Support of the common Caufe; but, that our Duty and Inclination to promote the Honor and Dignity of his Majefty, and the Profperity and Wellbeing of this Colony, may be always properly demonftrated by our Adions, we do affure your Honor, that we will concur with you in every Meafure within our Power that can contribute to thofe deferable

Ends. Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed and prefented by the whole

Houfe.
his Pleafure

That the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Governor to know fhall attend his Honor to prefent it. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to take the Governor's Speech into
Ordered,

when they

Confideration.
Refolved,

That

this Hoiife will take the faid

Speech into their Confideration on


Eleven "'Clock.

Monday

next.
then the

And

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning

yXoxiha^. t^e ISt^ of September,


Upon
a Motion made.

32

(Beo.

II.

175S.
Houfe.

ORDERED, That the Treafurer of this Colony lay his Accounts before the
Ordered,

That a Committee be appointed to examine into and fettle the and printing and binding the late Emiffions of Treafury Notes, and that it confift of the following Perfons, viz., Charles Carter, M'' London Carter, M"" Attorney, "W Wythe and M"" Benjamin
Accounts of William Hunter, Printer, for his Materials,

Waller.
in the County Nanfemond, called the lower Parifh, complaining of fundry illegal Proceedings in the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of fundry of the Veftry and other Inhabitants of that Part of the

A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of that Part of the Parifh of Suffolk,

of

faid Parifh of Suffolk, formerly called Chuckatuck, in Oppofition to the faid Petition,

were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of AXfembly. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants on the Branches of Rappahannock Creek, in the County of Richmond, in Oppofition to a Petition to be prefented to this Houfe, for difcontinuing a public Warehoufe for the Infpedlion of Tobacco at the Head of the faid Creek, called Beckwith's Warehoufe. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Antrim, in the County of Halifax, complaining of Negle(5l, Mifmanagement, and illegal Proceedings of the Veftry in the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved, were feverally prefented
to the

Ordered,

Houfe and read. That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

of Affembly.

Upon

lo]

Upon a Motion made,


the Petitions of Chrifley Bumgardner, and difcharged from proceeding thereon and be Philip Lawrence were Yefterday that the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Several Accounts of Charles Ellis and William Pryar for Goods forcibly taken from them by the Cherokee Indians, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, that the faid Accounts be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
Ordered,

That the Committee to

whom

referred,

of Affembly.
M'' Pendleton reported, That the Perfons to whom the Petition of Richard Riddle was referred, had examined into the Allegations thereof and found them to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid Richard Riddle ought to be allowed by the Public the Sum of five Pounds as a Recompence for his Lofs hitherto, and the further Sum of five Poimds a Year during his Life for his future Support. M' Thomas Lee reported, That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, waited on the Governor to know his Pleafure when the Houfe fhould attend him with their Addrefs, and that he was pleafed to appoint this Day, and to fay he would fend a Meffage to the Houfe when he was ready to receive it. Several Claims of Hays Whitloe, William Rayborn, Mitchell Baughn, and Elizabeth Gay, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe

and received. Ordered, That the


Affembly.

faid Claims

be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

A
I

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M' Walthoe,


Speaker,

M""

am commanded

to receive their

by the Governor to acquaint Addrefs in the Council Chamber.

this

Houfe

that his

Honor

is

now ready

W 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 anfwer:

Your

affedionate Addrefs claims

my

moft hearty Thanks, which I return you with

great Sincerity.
It fhall be

hope

my conftant Care to exert myfelf to procure Happinefs to this Colony, and my Condud herein will never give you caufe to withdraw that Confidence you have fo
promifed me.

generoiifly

It gives

me

great Satifjadion, as
to

of doing all in

your Power

Colony, to receive your Affurances promote the Honor and Dignity of his Majefty, and the Profto this

a Friend

perity of Virginia.

Opportunity of congratulating you on the Succefs of his Majefty's Arms againft Louifburg, an authentic Account of which, from Admiral Bofcawen, 7 received
/ take
this
laft Night.

Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For diffolving the Veftry of Hamilton Parifh in the County of Prince William, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Thomas Hall, praying to be allowed for a Hogfhead of Tobacco burnt
in Boiling's Point

Warehoufc,

in the

County

of Dinwiddie,

was prefented to the Houfe

and

read.

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition of William Terrell Lewis was referred on Saturday laft that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
Ordered,
;

[
M''

II ]

from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported, that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, 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 follow: Refolved, That the Returns of the feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes for the Counties of Albemarle, Augtifta, Charles City, Che fter field, Culpeper, Cumberland, Elizabeth City, Fairfax, Frederick, Goochland, Glocefter, Henrico, James City, I fie of Wight, King George, King and Queen, Middle fex, Northampton, Norfolk, Northumberland, Orange, Princefs Anne, Prince George, Prince William, Richmond, Southampton, Spotfylvania, Stafford, Surry, Suffex, Weftmoreland, and York; the Return of the Writ for electing a Burgefs for the College of William and Mary, and for James Town, are made in the Form prefcribed by Law. Refolved, That the Returns of the Writs for eledling Burgeffes for the Counties of Accomack, Amelia, Bedford, Brunfwick, Caroline, Dinwiddie, Effex, Hanover, Halifax, King William, Lancafter, Loudoun, Lunenburg, Nanfemond, New Kent, Prince Edward, Warwick; the Return of the Writ for eledling a Burgefs for the Borough of Norfolk, and the Return of the Writ for eledling a Citizen for the City of Williamfburg, are not made in the Form prefcribed by Law. Ordered, That the Returns of the feveral Writs for eledling Burgeffes for the feveral Counties laft mentioned, except the Counties of Effex and Loudoun, be amended by the
Attorney,

Clerk at the Table.

The Houfe being informed that the Sheriff of Effex was attending at the Door. Ordered, That he amend the Return of the Writ for eledling Burgeffes of the faid County in the Office. Ordered, That the Sheriff of Loudoun, be fent for in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms to amend his Return. A Bill For Payment of County and Parifh Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Hotife. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill on
Wednefday next.
14

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read for the Houfe to take into their Confideration the
will take the faid

Governor's Speech.

That

this

Houfe

Speech into Confideration To-morrow.

Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a


and Infpedlors
Salaries, for the enfuing Year,

Bill

For

fettling the

and

it is

referred to M"'

Rents of Warehoufes Bland and M"'

Boiling, to prepare

and bring

in the fame.

Upon a Motion made,


for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves,

to

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to amend the Adl intituled An Ad and it is referred to M'' Pendleton and M"" Lewis, prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

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A
A
yiy

New Member

having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adl of Parand Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.
liament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance
M"'

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by


Speaker,
to

Walthoe.

The Governor has commanded me

lay before your

Houfe

feveral Letters

from General Forbes

12]
Honor

Forbes, Colonel Wafhington, Colonel Byrd, and Colonel Mercer, being the fame his mentioned in his Speech.
Ordered,

That the

aid Letters

The Order of the Governor's Speech.


Refolved,

Day

lie on the Table. being read for the Hoiife to take into their Confideration the

That

this

Honfe

will refolve itfelf into

a Committee upon the aid Speech

immediately.
Ordered,

That the feveral Letters

this

Day

laid before the

Hotifebythe Governor's

Command,

be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee.


itfelf

Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters, and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Hotife, and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as

And

then the Houfe refolved

into a

follows

That the Adl intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, ought to be amended. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution, and it is Nicholas, M'' George Mafon, M"' referred to M' Charles Carter, M"' Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Thompfon Mafcru, M'' Bland, M'' George Johnfton, M' Henry Lee, M"" Pendleton, bring fame. prepare and in the Gary, to M' Gaines, and Lee, 'W M'^ Carter aKo reported That the Committee had dire<5led him to apply to the Houfe for an Addrefs to the Governor to defire that his Honor would be pleafed to caufe the
Refolved,

Accounts of Monies difburfed for the Pay of the Forces of this Colony alfo the feveral Letters relative to the Militia Law, mentioned in his Honor's Speech, to be laid before
;

the Houfe.
thereto, and that M'' him with the fame. M'' Carter alfo informed the Houfe that the Committee not having Time to go through the Governor's Speech, had diredled him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Hoiife will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid

Ordered,

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor purfuant

Charles Carter, do wait on

Speech To-morrow. M' Thomas Walker who is returned to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, as a Burgefs for the two Counties of Hampfhire and Louifa, this Day made his Eledlion of the County of Hampfhire, and thereupon. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the Coimty of
Louifa in the Room of the faid Thomas Walker, and that M"' Thomas Johnfon do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

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175S.

Charles Carter reported that he had, according to Order, waited on the Governor with the Addrefs of this Houfe Yefterday ordered, and that his Honor was pleafed to anfwer he would fend the Letters therein mentioned to the Houfe this Day. A Petition of Thomas Gray, fetting forth. That he has been employ'd in the Service of this Colony in the Virginia Regiment thefe two Years paft, 'til lately he by Accident fell from a Fort and thereby becoming a Cripple is rendered incapable of procuring a Livelihood, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe

MR
read.

and

Ordered

13 ]

That the faid Petition be referred to M' London Carter, M' Bland, and M' Martin, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with
Ordered,
their Opinion thereupon
M''

to the

Houfe.

Charles Carter reported that he had according to Order waited on the Governor with the Addrefs of this Houfe, to defire that his Honor would be pleafed to order the Accounts of the Monies difburfed for the Pay of the Soldiers, Rangers and Indians, in the Service of this Colony, to be laid before the Houfe, to which his Honor faid he would

fend an Anfwer after he had feen the Council. M^ Bland prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, For fettling the Infpedlors Salaries and the Rents of the public Warehoufes for the enfuing Year, and the fame was read the firft Time and ordered to be read a fecond Time.
16

M'' Cabbell reported that the Perfons to whom the Petition of William Terrell Lewis was referred, had examined into the Allegations thereof and found them to be true, 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 twice read and agreed to by the

Houfe as

follows:

That the faid William Terrell Lewis ought to be paid by the Public for 2000 Pounds of Tobacco burnt in Crutchfield's Warehoufe, at the Rate of 15 s. per Hundred. M' London Carter reported that the Committee appointed had according to Order examined what Laws have expired fmce the laft Seffion of Affembly, and infpedted fuch temporary as will expire at 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 are as follow Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the Adl of Affembly made in the Twenty-fifth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign intituled, An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, which will expire on the la'*" Day of April next, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the A<51 of Affembly made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign intituled. An Ad for reviving an Ad, intituled. An Ad for preferving the Breed of Sheep, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, ought not to be continued. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the A(5l of Affembly made in the Twenty-eighth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign intituled An Ad for eftablifhing Pilots and regulating their Fees, which expired at the End of the laft Seffion of
Refolved,

Affembly, ought to be revived. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the Adl of Affembly made in the Twenty-ninth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign intituled An Ad for appointing a Treafurer, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, ought to be continued.

That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the A(5l of Affembly made in the Thirtieth Year of His prefent Majefty's Reign intituled. An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invaflons and Infurredions into one Ad, which will expire the 8* Day of June, ought to be continued. The firft Refolution being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the Houfe agree thereto with an Amendment,
Refolved,

Refolved in the Affirmative.

The

fecond

and two

laft

Refolutions being alfo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion

put that the Houfe agree thereto,


Refolved in the Affirmative.

The

third Refolution being alfo read

a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the

Houfe agree

thereto.

It paffed in the Negative.

Ordered

14]

Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the feveral Refolutions of the Committee as agreed to by the Houfe, and it is referred to the faid Committee to prepare and bring in the fame. A Meffage from the Council was deli\ered by M'' Walthoe.

i?

M""

Speaker,
to

The Governor has commanded me

lay before your

Houfe

the feveral Letters

mentioned

in his Honor's Speech which he has received relative to the Militia Law. Ordered, That the faid Letters be referred to the Committee appointed to bring in a
Bill for

amending the

A(5t intituled

An Ad

for the better regulating

and difciplining

the

Militia.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Overwharton, in the

County

of

Stafford, complaining of divers oppreffive and illegal Proceedings in the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved, was prefented to the Houfe

and

read.

Ordered,
of Affembly.
M"'

That the

faid Petition

be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

Attorney from the Committee of Privileges and Elections reported, that the

Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of Henry Blagrave to them referred, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M'' Clement Read and M' Matthew Marrable, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Lunenburg, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as follow: Refolved, That the Petitioner and fitting Members be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before Daniel Claiborne, Richard Whitton, Thomas Tabb and Jofeph Williams, of the faid County, Gentlemen, or any three of them, touching any Treats or Entertainments given by the fitting Members or their Agents, to the Freeholders of the faid County, after the Writ for eledling Burgeffes for the faid County was iffued, and touching any riotous or illegal Proceedings at the Time of the Eledlion. Refolved, That the Petitioner and M"" Marrable be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame Perfons touching the faid M'' Marrable's engaging by writing under his Hand to do fomething extraordinary for the Freeholders of the upper Settlement in the faid County, or to forfeit a large Sum of Money, in order to gain their Votes.

That the Petitioner do give to the fitting Members refpedlively, or their Agents, ten Days Notice of the Time and Place he intends to examine his Witneffes, and that he then give them Notice of the Nature of any riotous or illegal Practices of the fitting Members, or others concerning which he intends to examine Witneffes before the faid Commiffioners. And in Cafe the fitting Members or either of them fhall examine any Witneffes, that they do give the Petitioner the like Notice of the Time and Place of fuch Examination and that the faid Commiffioners do return all the Depofitions to the
Refolved,
;

next Seffion of Affembly.


M""

Attorney alfo reported that the faid Committee had had imder their Confideration

the Petition of William Mead, a Freeholder of the County of Bedford, to them referred, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M'' Samuel Hairftone and M'' Zachariah
Burnley, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the Coimty of Bedford,

and had come

to feveral Refolutions thereupon,

which he read in his Place and then


i

delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe with an Amendment, as follow
Refolved,

That the Petitioner and

M"'

Burnley be at Liberty to examine Witneffes

before Robert Barber, Benjamin Howard, and John Phelps of the faid Cotmty, and

William Megginfon of the County of Albemarle, Gentlemen, or any three of them, touching any Treats or Entertainments given by M' Burnley or his Agents to the Freeholders of the faid County after the Writ for the eledling of Burgeffes for the faid County

was

iffued.

Refolved

15]

Refolved,

That the Petitioner and M' Hair (tone be at Liberty to examine Witneffes
A(5l of

before the fame Perfons touching M"" Hairftone's difcharging one Patrick Napier, a

Vagrant, drafted purfuant to an


better

Affembly made

in the

his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled,

An Ad

for granting an

Aid

Twenty-ninth Year of to his Majefty for the

this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. That the Petitioner and Sitting Members be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame Perfons touching any Irregularities, or illegal Practices or

Protedion of

Refolved,

Proceedings ufed in taking the Poll at the faid Election Refolved, That the Petitioner do give to the Sitting Members, refpedlively, ten Days
Notice of the Time and Place he intends to examine Witneffes touching the faid Eledlion, and that he do then give them Notice of the Nature of the Irregularities and illegal Pradlices or Proceedings ufed in taking the Poll at the faid Eledlion concerning which he intends to examine Witneffes before the faid Commiffioners and in Cafe the Sitting Members fhall examine any Witneffes that they do give the Petitioner the like Notice of the Time and Place of fuch Examination and that the faid Commiffioners do return
; ;

all

the Depofitions to the next Seffion of Affembly.

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

M''

Walthoe.

M' Speaker, The Governor has commanded me to inform this Houfe that he will order the Commiffioners to lay before your Houfe an Account of the Monies difburfed for the Pay of the Soldiers, Rangers, and Indians in the Service of this Colony, for which his Honor has given
his Warrants.

M' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee appointed


the

to

Demands made by William Hunter

for printing Treafury Notes,

examine and fettle had had the fame

under their Confideration, and agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the faid Refolution was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as
follows

appears to this Committee, that the faid William Hunter demands for printing 217 Books of Treafury Notes, containing 212,000, and binding the fame, the Sum of ;9io. IS. 2d. being one Penny in the Pounds for printing, and two Shillings and Six-pence a Book for the Binding. It aKo appears upon ftating an Account, allowing the faid William Hunter three Pence a Sheet for the printing, and all the Expence he was at in procuring neceffary Plates, &c. for the Work, that the fame will amount to ;407 i6s. gd.
It
.

that

is extravagant and he be allowed three Pence a Sheet for the printing and binding the faid 217 Books, which will amount to 339. is. 3d. the fame will be a fufficient Satiffadtion for his Expence and Trouble in printing and binding the faid 217 Books of Treafury Notes. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech To-morrow. The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill, For Payment of Coimty

Refolved,
if

That the

Sum demanded by

the faid William Hunter

and Parifh Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame they had diredled 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. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

^I)urs6a^,

i6]

B^ursda^.

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of the

32

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Rowe, Profeffor of Philofophy in Thurfday Evening laft, in a public Company fpeak the following Words, to wit, " How many of the Houfe of Burgeff es were to be hanged ? That every Parfons fettling the Salaries in Money, would Scoundrels, for be vote Member who fhould and that if any Member wanting to receive the Sacrament, was to apply to him, he

THE

Houfe being informed by one

Members that the Reverend M"^ Jacob the College of William and Mary, did on

would

refufe to adminifter it."

Refolved,

That the

faid

Words

are fcandalous

Honor and
fame
is

Dignity of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

and malicious, highly refledling on the and that the faid M' Rowe, in fpeaking the

an open Violation and Breach of the Privileges of this Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Jacob Rowe, be fent for in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms. A Petition of John Windell Brown, fetting forth, That he was formerly an Inhabitant on the River Monongahela, poffeffed of a competent Eftate for the Support of his Family, which confifted of a Wife and five Children, from whence he was obliged to fly on the firft Approaches of the Enemy, and in the Engagement between Colonel WafhThat he then petitioned a ington and the Enemy at the Great Meadows, he loft his all refufed any. That he afterwards was by the Affiftance Relief, but for Seffion former Family with his on the South Branch, from whence fettled again of fome charitable People in April, 1756, he with his eldeft Daughter (now a Prifonerin Canada) were carried awav Captives by the Indians to Fort Du Quefne, where he fuffered very feverely from the Cruelties of the Indians. From thence he was fent to Quebec, and fome Time after with other Prifoners to England, from whence he is lately returned. That he has fuffered extream Hardfhips, and is now deftitute of every Thing, and is through old Age and the Severities he has undergone, rendered incapable of procuring a Livelihood, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be referred to Committee,
guilty of
:

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

Two

That the faid Petition be rejedled. Claims of Thomas Altwell for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were

prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

Affembly.
a Motion made, That a Committee be appointed to examine, ftate and fettle the feveral Accounts of the Militia drafted and fent out into the adtual Service of the Colony, and alfo the Accounts of the refpe(5live Officers who conducted the faid Militia to Winchefter,

Upon

Ordered,

purfuant to a former Adl of Affembly in that Cafe made and provided, and that it conPendleton, M'' Waller, M' George Johnfton, M"' Green, M"" Henry Lee fift of M' Bland, Lewis, Carrington, M"" Thomas Johnfton, M' Walker, Martin, M"' M' Lemuel Riddick,

M' Fleming,
Ordered,

W Cary,

W
to

M"^

Burwell and M' Ruffin.

That any

five of the faid

Committee be a

fufficient

Number

make a

Committee. M'' Cary prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, For repealing an Adl, intituled. An Ad for the more effectual preventing and repelling the hoftile Incurfions of
the Indians at
firft

Enmity with the Inhabitants of this Colony, and the fame was read the Time and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Pendleton prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, To amend an Adt, intituled. An Ad for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Frederick, fetting forth. That are at prefent by living at a Diftance from one another unable to defend themthey felves from the fudden Attacks of the Enemy, to obviate which Inconveniences as

much

17]
Body and
fettling

much
Land

as poffible, they are defirous of collecfling themfelves into a

together in a Town, and praying that an Adl


of Lewis Stephens, of the faid County,

may

pafs for eftablifhing a

Town on

the

who hath already

laid off a confiderable

Quantity for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition, and it is referred to M'' Martin, M'' Green, and M'' Walker, to prepare and bring in the fame.

Petition of

Winchefter

James Wood praying, That an A<51 may pafs for enlarging the Town of by adding 156 Lots already laid off adjoining thereto, was prefented to the

Houfe and read. Ordered, That it be an Inftrud;ion to the Committee to whom it is referred, to bring in a Bill, For eftablifhing a Town on the Land of Lewis Stephens, that they receive a
Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition.
of
M"' London Carter reported. That the Perfons appointed to examine into the Petition Thomas Gray, had had the fame under their Confideration, and had found the Allegations thereof to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Hoiife, as follows: Refolved, That the faid Thomas Gray fhould be put under the Hands of a proper Perfon, in Order to have his Leg cured, and maintained at the public Expence during

his Cure.

The Order of the day being read. The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For Payment of County and Parifh Levies, and Officers Fees, in Money, and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, and made fome Amendments thereto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe, and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered them in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments be engroffed, and read a third Time. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee
to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech.
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will again refolve itfelf into a

Committee upon the


"'Clock.

faid

Speech To-morrow.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

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II.

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New 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


to his Place in the Houfe.

aKo fubfcribed the

Teft,

was admitted

M' Landon Carter prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For continuing an Adl intituled An Ad for appointing a Treafurer, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee appointed to examine, ftate and fettle the Militia Accounts that they report fpecially to the Houfe as to fuch of the faid Militia as deferted from the Service. A Petition of Jacob Rowe was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth, That the Petitioner is informed he hath unhappily offended and incurred the Cenfure of this Houfe by uttering certain contumelious Words of the Members thereof, in Presence of one of them. That he is fincerely forry for his Offence, which was committed without any evil Intention or Defign to derogate from the Dignity and Honor of this Houfe, in a private Converfation at his Friend's Houfe, without knowing the Gentleman then
prefent

i8]
eafily

prefent to be a

Member, and to which he was too

and

indifcreetly

provoked by

fome rude Expreffions ufed by ome of the Company, againft that facred Order to which he belongs. As the only Proof therefore that is now left him that his Offence
did not arife from a Want of a due Difference and Refpe(5l to this Houfe, he readily fubmits himfelf to their Pleafure.
Ordered,

humbly and

faid Jacob Rowe be difcharged out of Cuftody paying Fees. Hunter, Printer, praying that his ufual Salary as public Printer, William A Petition of which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, may be further continued to

That the

him, was prefented to the Houfe and read.

That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. reported, that the Perfons to whom the Petition of James McDaniel (a difReade M' abled Soldier) was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and found the Allegations thereof to be true, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as follows Refolved, That the faid James McDaniel ought to be paid the Sum of 35 by the
Ordered,

Public as a

Reward

for his Services to the Country,

and a Recompence

for the Loffes

he has fuftained therein.

M' London Carter prefented to the Houfe, according to Order a Bill, For further continuing an Adl intituled An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo a Bill For continuing an Adl intituled An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into one Ad; and the faid Bills were read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Benjamin Grymes, Gentleman, praying that an Adl may pafs for eftablifhing a Ferry from a public Quay Lot in the Town of Frederickfburg to the Land of M' Anthony Strother, in the County of King George. Alfo a Petition of the Diredlors and Truftees of the faid Town, in Oppolition to the
faid Petition.

Town

Alfo a Petition of James Hunter, Son and Heir of William Hunter, late of the faid deceafed, in Oppofition to the fame Petition of M' Benjamin Grymes.

Alfo a Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of the Coimties of Dinwiddie and Chefterfield, fetting forth. That by an A(5l paffed in the twenty-fifth Year of his prefent Majefty's
Reign, Truftees were appointed to receive Subfcriptions for building a Bridge over Appomattox River, which was accordingly built, and that by the fame Adl it was declared that the faid Bridge fhould be maintained no longer than it could be done by Subfcription

and that the Juf tices of neither of the faid Counties fhould be obliged at any Time afterwards to build a Bridge over the faid River at that Place at the Charge of their Counties, and praying that fo much of the faid Adl as relates to the maintaining the faid Bridge no longer than it can be done by Subfcription, may be repealed. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Peterfburg, and Counties of Dinunddie and Chefterfield, in Oppofition thereto. Alfo a Petition oi fundry Inhabitants of /i2a6^//i City County, in Behalf of the Poor
of the faid County, complaining of fundry illegal Proceedings of the Truftees of Eaton's Charity School in the faid County. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants on both Sides Roanoke River, in the Coimty of Lunenburg, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Land of Francis Wagftaff on the one Side, to the Land of Richard Palmer on the other.

23

Alfo a Petition of William Royfter, praying that a Ferry


;

may

the Land of the Honorable William Byrd, Efq on the North Side his Land on the South Side.
his

of

be eftablifhed from Roanoke River to

Land on the North Side

Alfo a Petition of Nathaniel Terry, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from of Dan River, in the County of Halifax, to the Land of

William Fuqua, on the South Side thereof.


Alfo

19] may be
eftablifhed from
in

Alfo a Petition of William Roberts, praying that a Ferry


the

Land

of

County

of Halifax, to the

James Cocke, deceafed, on the South Side of the River Stanton, Land of Richard Banks, on the North Side thereof.

the

Alfo a Petition of Margaret Boyd, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from her Land, on the South Side of Dan River, in the County of Halifax, to her own Land on the North Side of the faid River were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. A Claim of Jeconias Randal for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Robert Henning, for taking up a Deferter from the Virginia Regiment. Alfo & Claim oi J ohn Strother ior the fame Service; were feverally prefented to the
;

Houfe and

received.

Ordered,
of Affembly.

That the
of the

faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

The Order
Refolved,

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve


will again refolve itfelf into a

itfelf

into a

Committee
faid

to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech.

That

this

Houfe

Committee upon the

Speech on Monday next. Two Claims of Abraham Venable, Jun. for the Service of his Waggon and Horfes, impreffed by Captain Obadiah Woodfon on the Expedition againft the Shawnefe. Alfo a Claim of William Boyd, for the fame Service, were feverally prefented to the

Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to M' Cary, and M' Legrand; That they do examine into the Articles thereof, with the Vouchers, and report the fame, with their
Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of William Dob fon, praying to be allowed by the Public for a Runaway Slave of his, whom he out-lawed in due Form, but was found dead in the Woods before fhe was apprehended, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being put that the faid Petition fhould be referred. It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejedled. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Satur6aip,

tl)e

23r6 of September, 32

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having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A<5t 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. The Treafurer, according to Order, laid his Accounts before the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Accounts lie on the Table for the Perufal of the Members of this Houfe. A Petition of Thomas Penman, Keeper of the public Goal, praying that hisufual Salary, which will expire at the End of this prefent Seffion of Affembly, may be further continued to him, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the additional Sum of i$ be paid to the faid Thomas Penman every Year, over and above his ufual Salary of 25. Refolved, That 10 lbs. of Tobacco per Day be allowed the faid Thomas Pemnan for every Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminal's Imprifonment, from this Time, to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly. Several Claims of William Johnfton and James Crain, for taking up Deferters from the Virginia Regiment. AKo of James Mullin, and William Barkfdale Affignee
of

New Member

[20]
John Burnett, and William Johnfton, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of
of

Affembly.
fetting forth, That in the Year 1 756 being under Sheriff King and Queen County, there remained in his Hands Levy in and Half of Tobacco to be by him accoimted for at the laying 1 and an a Depofitum of 452 lbs. the next PubUc Levy, which Tobacco he delivered to the refpedlive Infpedtors, and received from them the current Price of Tranffer Tobacco that Year, amounting to 2^. 2S. 4d. That at the laft public Levy the aforementioned Depofitum was levied of the Sheriff in Tobacco, and the Petitioner not having the Tobacco in his Hands was obliged to anfwer for the fame at the Rate of twenty-one Shillings and Six pence per Hundred, by which he became a Lofer ;20. gs. 8d. and praying to be reimburfed for
Collecftor of the public

A Petition of Jofeph Starling,

the faid Lofs.

Alfo a Petition of fimdry Perfons, Inhabitants on the Rivers Mattapony and Pamunkey, praying that they may be at Liberty to fet Hedges for catching Fifh in the faid Rivers for their Support in thefe neceffitous Times.
George,

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the feveral Counties of Stafford, King and Spotfylvania, praying that the A(5t of Affembly intituled An Ad for the eftablifhing County Courts, and regulating and fettling the Proceedings therein, for fo much
thereof as relates to the taxing

an Attorney's Fee on Judgments

for fmall Debts recovered

by Petition, may be amended, and that the faid Fee may be allowed in all fuch Judgments, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

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Affembly.

Petition of fimdry Attomies, praying that their Fees

may

be made diftrainable,

or fome other eafy Remedy eftablifhed for their Recovery, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being put that the faid Petition be referred.
It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

be

rejedled.

A
may

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

County

of

Loudoun, praying. That an Adl

pafs for eftablifhing a

Town on

the

Land

of Nicholas Minor, of the faid County,

agreeable to a Plan thereto annexed, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill, For eftablifhing a Town on the Land of Lewis Stephens, in the County of Frederick, that

they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition. A Petition of Abraham Murray, fetting forth, That in Purfuance of M'' President Blair's Inftrudlions to him as commanding Officer of the Militia of Halifax County, he was engaged 2 5 Days in riding in that County to the feveral Forts, and in fettling Townfhips for the Security of the Frontier Inhabitants, and in riding twice to Williamfburg on that Occafion, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe for his faid Services, was
prefented to the Houfe and read.

Committee to whom the Accounts Country are referred, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with their Opinion thereupon
Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the

of the Militia drafted out for the Service of this

to the Houfe. Ordered,

That the

feveral Claims of fundry Perfons for dieting our friendly Indians

in their paffing through this Colony,

be referred to the Confideration of the faid

Committee.

A Petition of John Smith was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth, That he was Captain of a Company upon the unfortunate Expedition againft the Shawnefe Indians, in the Year 1756: After the Mifcarriage whereof, the Houfe of Burgeffes upon an Enquiry made into the Caufes thereof, Refolved, It was owing to the Mifbehaviour of Captain Woodfon, Captain Smith (the Petitioner) Captain Montgomery and the Volunteers, and did thereupon addref s the Governor to f top their Pay, and that they might be

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tunity of clearing

be no more employed in his Majefty's Service. That the Petitioner had no Opporup his Condudl at that Time, being at a great Diftance on the Frontiers,

but as foon as he heard of it, he waited on the Governor and fo far fatiffied him of his Innocence, that he was pleafed to continue him in the Service foon after which he was taken Captive by the Enemy. That the Petitioner labours under great Anxiety of Mind on Account of the Cenfure paffed upon him on that Occafion, and having Witneffes now in Town that would fully clear him of any Mif behaviour on that Expedition,
;

he prays that this Houfe


'*

will

grant him an Hearing.

Attorney, M"" Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Waller, M'' Lewis, Thompfon Mafon, M' Francis Lee, and M'' Gabriel Jones, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe. A Petition of Jofeph Evans, fetting forth. That in April laft he was marched out with the Militia of Prince William Cotmty, to garifon Fort Loudoun in Winchefter, where he accidentally received a Wound in his Leg, which has made him a Cripple, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Hotife and read. Martin, and M"^ Henry Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Peyton, Lee, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof and report the fame with their

Opinions thereupon to the Houfe.

An Ad to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts in Money, for the enfuing Year, was read a third Time, and a Blank therein filled up.
An
ingroffed Bill intituled
their public

Refolved,

Ordered,
rence.

That the Bill do pafs. That M'' Bland do carry up the Houfe adjourned
till

faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

And

then the

Monday Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

ytionba^, tbe 25tl) of September.

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That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For appointing an Agent, and it is referred to M"' Landon Carter to prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Attorney informed the Houfe that the Commiffioners appointed by Adt of Affembly, intituled, An Ad for granting an Aid to His Majefty, for the better Protedion of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, to examine, ftate, and fettle the Accoimts relating to the Expences of the Officers and Men, diredled to be raifed by the faid Adl, to them from Time to Time referred, by the Governor or Commander in Chief of this Colony, were attending at the Door in order to render to the Houfe an Account
Ordered,
of their Proceedings.

UPON

a Motion made,

Bar

of the Houfe,

That the faid Commiffioners be conduced by the Serjeant at Arms to the and there deliver in their faid Accounts. Which was done accordingly. Ordered, That the faid Accounts do lie on the Table for the Perufal of the Members
Ordered,
Ordered,

of this Houfe.

to examine, ftate
of this Colony.

That M"' Gabriel Jones and M' Peyton be added to the Committee appointed and fettle the Accounts of the Militia drawn out into the adlual Service

A Petition of Thomas McClanaham, fetting forth, That being Commander of a Detachment of the Militia of Prince William County who were ordered out to Fort George, on the South Branch, he was obliged to fend an Exprefs down to Henry Lee, Efq Commanding Officer of the Militia of the faid Coimty, and was under a Neceffity of fumifhing the Exprefs with one of his own Horfes which died on the faid Journey, and praying to be allowed for the fame, was prefented to the Houfe and read.
;

Ordered,

22]

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the laft mentioned Committee; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame,
Ordered,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of ftmdry Inhabitants of the County of Prince William, praying that the may be divided, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Coimty faid Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
of Affembly.

A Bill to amend an A(5t, intituled. An Ad for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M"' Lemuel Riddick, M' Pendleton, M' Bland, M' Attorney, M' Wythe, M'' Nicholas, M' Waller and M' Lewis. A Bill For fettling the Infpedlors Salaries and the Rents of the public Warehoufes,
for the enfuing Year.

Alfo a Bill For repealing an Adt, intituled.

An Ad

for the

more effedual preventing


Inhabitants of this

and

repelling the hoftile Inctirfions of the Indians at

Enmity

ivith the

Colony.

Alfo a Bill For continuing an Adl, intituled, An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion again ft Invafions and Infurredions into one Ad. Alfo a Bill For diffolving the Veftiy of Hamilton Parifh, in the County of Prince William were feverally read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bills be ingroffed and read a third Time. A Bill For appointing a Treafurer, was alfo read a fecond Time, and an Amend-

ment made

thereto.

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill, with the

Amendment, be ingroffed and read a third Time.

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid
Speech To-morrow. Several Claims of Richard Vernon, William Afhford, and Robert Jones for taking up Runaways, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of
Affembly.

And then

the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

I3ues6ttY.

tl)e

26tl) of

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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 aKo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. A Petition of Robert Wright, fetting forth. That he has been for two Years paft a Soldier in the Service of this Country but lately loft his Arm by an Accident which has rendered him incapable of procuring his Livelihood, and praying the Confideration of
this Houfe,

New Member

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to Riddick; That they do examine into the Allegations
Ordered,

M''

thereof,

London Carter and M"" Wilhs and report the fame, with

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their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.

George Johnfton be added to the Committee to whom the Bill to amend an Adl, intituled, An Ad for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves, is referred. A Petition of Tunftall Banks, fetting forth. That he is feized in Fee Tail of 659 Acres

That

M"'

Land, or thereabouts, in King and Queen County, commonly called Mantapike, and is alfo feized in Fee Simple of 1000 Acres of Land, in King William, lately purchafcd of one Beverley Stanard, and that it will be of great advantage to him and his Pofterity to dock the Intail of the faid Land in King and Queen, and to fettle the faid Land in King William
of

[23]
William (being of greater Value) to the fame Ufes, and praying that an A&.
for that Purpofe,

may

pafs

it

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer is referred to M'' Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame.

of the faid Petition,

and

An

ingroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for appointing a Treafurer,

was read the third

Time and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' London Carter do carry up the
Concurrence.

faid Bill to the Council for their

Petition of Clement Read, fetting forth.

That by Order

of the late

Governor Din-

widdie he was at great Expence and Trouble, and advanced fome confiderable Sums of Money in purchafing Provifions for the Forces in the Pay of this Colony, and was obliged
to

make

feveral long Journeys

Satiffadlion,

on that Account, for which he has never yet received any and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe

and

read.

be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to examine, ftate and fettle the Accounts of the Militia drawn out into the adlual Service of this Colony That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. The Order of the Day being read,
Ordered,

That the

faid Petition

Committee to take into their further Confideration the Governor's Speech, and the feveral Letters to the faid Committee referred, and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"" Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their further Confideration, and gone through the fame, and had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Hotofe, and he read the fame in his Place, and afterwards delivered them in at the Table, where they were again read, and are as
refolved
itfelf

The Houfe again

into a

follow
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee that the Forces now in the


till

Pay

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December next. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that a Sum not exceeding ;i2o,ooo be raifed for the Payment of the Arrears now due to the Forces in the Pay of this Colony, and for their Pay until the firft day of December next. The firft Refolution being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the Houfe
of this Colony be continued

the

firft

Day

of

agree thereto,
It paffed in the Negative.

The fecond Refolution being alfo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the Houfe agree thereto, was agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments.

Upon
Means

a Motion made,

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into a

Committee to confider of Ways and

for raifing the

Sum of

;2o,ooo purfuant to the faid Refolution of the Committee,

by the Houfe, To-morrow. Martin prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For eredling a Town on the Land of Lewis Stevens, in the County of Frederick, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Bland reported. That the Committee appointed to fettle the Accounts of the MiUtia drafted out for the Protection and Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, had had under their Confideration the Accounts of the Militia drafted from the County of
as agreed to
M"'

Prince William, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to feveral Refolutions there-

upon, which he read in his Place, and then deUvered in at the Table, where the faid Refolutions were again twice read, and agreed to by the Hotife, which Report and
Refolutions are as follow:

Your Committee having under their Confideration the Accounts from the Coimty of Prince William, proceed to lay before the Houfe

of the Militia drafted in

Obedience to their Order

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Order, the Cafe of thofe Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia who deferted from the Service and your Committee beg Leave to inform the Houfe, that on the 4'* Day of
;

May last,

the Lieutenant of the faid County was ordered by his Honor the Prefident, to raife and fend one Hundred of the Militia of the faid County under the Command of two Captains to garifon Fort Loudoun at Winchefter, and to continue there 'til the 20** of

December. That the faid Militia were drafted and fent out according to the faid Order, and continued in Garifon at Fort Loudoun until the 19** of June, when they were ordered out to the Frontiers on the South Branch of Potowmack by Colonel Wafhington. That upon fuch Orders being given by Colonel Wafhington, Charles Ward, Henry Kelly, William Kelly, Peter Lawrence, John Prieft, Rawleigh Hopper, Anthony Orchard, Edward Lawrence and Benjamin Neal, nine Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia deferted but after being abfent fome Days returned to their Duty; and that John Harris, John James, Ifaac Suttle, John Thomas, James Davis, Jofhua Shumake, Thomas Carter, Humphry Grub, Samuel Lutrel, John Robert fon, Mofes Hopper, Jofeph Taylor, and Charles Cornwell, thirteen other Soldiers belonging to the faid Militia deferted, and did not return to their Duty. Whereupon your Committee have come to the following
Refolutions.
Refolved,

That the That the

faid nine Soldiers

who

deferted and afterwards returned to their


3o

Duty, ought to be paid for the Time they continued in the Service.
faid thirteen Soldiers who deferted and did not afterwards Duty, ought not to be paid for the Time they continued in the Service. return to their Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That the Committee to whom the feveral Accounts of Abraham V enable and William Boyd were referred, on Friday laft, be difcharged from proceeding any further on the faid Accounts, and that the fame be referred to the Committee appointed to examine, ftate, and fettle the Accounts of the Militia drafted out into the a(5tual Service of

Refolved,

this Colony.

And it is further ordered, That all the Accounts againft the Public relative to the Expedition againft the Shawnefe, be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For killing Crows and Squirrels, and it is referred to M'' Thompfon Ma fon to prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "Clock.

V^e6ites6ar. t^e 27t\) of Se^ptember.

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1757.

Member 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 subfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. Several Claims of Samuel Bland, Samuel Puryear, James Grey, Garrett Ridley, John

Puryear, John Palmer, Lewis Smith, and John Street, Junior, were feverally prefented to

the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

Affembly.

A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Orange, fetting forth. That they were formerly well fupplied with Fifh in the River Rapidan, in that County, which Benefit is now taken from them by a Mill lately ercdled by M' John Willis, over the faid River, and praying that the faid Mill may be fuppreffed. Alfo a Petition of Bernard Moore, complaining of an undue Ele(5lion and Return of
M' Peter Robinfon and M"" Harry Gaines, and to ferve as Burgcffes in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of King William. Alfo a Petition of John Langhorn, fetting forth. That in the Year 1756, he was Sheriff of Warwick County, when a Depofitum of 2060 Pounds of Tobacco remained in his

Hands

[25
Hands
at the laying the
receive Cafh at the

County Levy due to the County, for which he was obliged to Rate of Two-pence a Pound, fince which the faid Quantity of Tobacco is levied on him though the Price is advanced to 25 s. per Hundred, and praying to be allowed the Difference, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the next
Seffion of Affembly.
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Affembly held the 12'* Day of May 1757 was read, wherein it appeared that a Committee appointed to examine into the feveral Accounts from the County-Lieutenants of feveral Counties for providing the MiHtia of thofe Counties with Arms and Ammunition, did amongft other Things agree upon a Report (as to the Arms and Ammunition fumiflied by the Lieutenant of the County of King George for the Militia drafted out of that County) and came to a Refolution thereupon as follows, to-wit, It appears to us that the Commanding Officer of the County of King George, furnifhed the Militia ordered out of that County with 31 Buckaneer and trading Guns, and 112 Pounds of Shot, amounting in the whole to ^&. 7. 4, but it does not appear to us that the faid Arms or Ammunition were received or detained for the Ufe of the Regiment. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the faid Arms and AmmuAnd it appearing further in the faid Journition ought not to be paid for by the Public. nals, that the Confideration of the faid Report was refered to the next Seffion of Affemof Burgeffes at a Seffion of
bly,

Upon a Motion made. The Journal of the Houfe

was thereupon. Ordered, That the Accounts mentioned in the faid Report be referred to the Confideration of the Committee appointed to fettle the Accounts of the Militia drafted out into the adtual Service of this Colony that they do examine into the feveral Articles thereof, and report the fame with their Opinions thereupon to the Houfe. M'' London Carter prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, For appointing an Agent, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M'' Charles Carter from the Committee appointed prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, For amending the Adt, intituled An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, and the fame was read the firft Time, and the Queftion being put,
it
;

that the faid Bill be read a fecond Time,


It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the faid

Bill

be

reje(5led.

was appointed by the late Governor Dinwiddie, to examine into the Services acftually done by the Officers and MiUtia of Augufta County, ordered out for the Protedtion of our Frontiers, and to fettle the Accounts of Provifions fumifhed them, and was at the fame Time inftrudled to be very exa(5t in his faid Enquiry, and to require proper Vouchers for all the Charges of the faid Militia, and aKo lodged in his Hands 2500 to be by him difpofed of in difcharging thofe Accounts. That the Petitioner was at great Expence and Trouble in riding about the faid County of Augufta in the Execution of his OfBce, and in travelling feveral Times to Williamsburg to give an Account of his Proceedings, and render his
1756, he

A Petition of John Buchanan, fetting forth. That in the Year

Accounts of the Difpofition of the faid ;)2 5oo, which he performed to the SatiffacSlicn of the Governor and a Committee, and a Balance of $8 now remains in his Hands: and praying the confideration of this Hotife for his faid Services, having never yet
received
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any

Satifa(5tion for the

fame, was prefented to the Houfe and read.


M''

Martin, and M'' Wilfon, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with their Opinions thereupon to the Houfe. M"' Thompfon Mafon prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, For deftroying Crows

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to Mr. Gabriel Jones,

and

Squirrels in the Northern Neck,

and the fame was read the

firft

Time,

and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

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M' Benjamin Waller reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of John Smith was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and agreed upon a Report and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then deUvered in at the Table where the faid Refolution was again twice read, and agreed to by the
Houfe as
It

follows:

appears to this Committee from the Teftimony of feveral Perfons who were in the late Expedition againft the Shawnefe Indians, and intimately acquainted with the faid Smith, that he never fhewed any Backwardnefs to proceed in the Expedition or encouraged any Mutiny or Defertion, but on the contrary endeavoured to prevent his Men from Deferting, by encouraging them with the Hopes of an open Cotmtry being near, and that after his Men had turned back, he declared he was wilUng to proceed on with
ten Men, provided the Cherokee Indians would go with him. Refolved, That the faid John Smith did not mifbehave himfelf in the faid Expedition againft the Shawnefelndians, and that he ought to receive his Pay. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts, that they make an Allowance to the faid John Smith for his Pay dvuinghis Service in the faid Expedition. A Petition of M'' John Bell; complaining of an tmdue Eledlion and Return of M'

Henry Peyton, to ferve as a Btugefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Prince William, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with
their Opinions thereupon to the Houfe.
M"^

Bland reported that the Commitee appointed to

fettle

the Accounts of the Militia

drafted out for the Protedlion and Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, had had under their Confideration the Petition of John Triplet, John Pay ton, John Delancey, Robert

Duncan, David Harris, Thomas Freeman, Thomas Pannell, William Harvey, Michael Thomas, Adam Smith, and John Holt, to them referred, and had agreed upon a Report and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again read and are as follow It appears to this Committee that the Petitioners were drafted from the Militia of Culpeper to go to the Frontiers near Pattifon's Creek in H amp fhire Coimty, under the Command of Captain William Brown, and after being there fome Time in the Winter Seafon, and in Want of Neceffaries, applied to their Captain for Leave to return Home, who promifed to difcharge them if they would ftay and build a Fort, which the Petitioners with the reft of the

Home

Company finifhed, and at the End of Sixty-three Days returned without any Dif charge from their Captain. Refolved, That the Petitioners ought to be paid by the Public for their faid Service. The faid Refolution was read a fecond Time and the Queftion being put, that the
thereto.
It paffed in the Negative.

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Houfe agree
M''

the Petition of Jofeph Evans was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and foimd the Allegations thereof
to be true,

Peyton reported that the Committee to

whom

delivered in at the Table, where the fame

and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then was again twice read, and agreed to by the

faid Jofeph Evans be allowed the Sum of twelve Poimds, to be paid by the Public. M' Pendleton prefented to the Houfe according to Order a Bill, To dock the Intail

Houfe as follows Refolved, That the

Lands whereof Tunftall Banks is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a
of certain

fecond Time.

Petition of fundry Inliabitants of the

Town

of Falmouth, praying that

pafs to prevent

Hogs going at Large within the

faid

and read, and the Queftion being put, that the

faid

an Adl may Houfe Petition be referred to a Committee,

Town, was prefented

to the

It

[ It palled in the

27

Negative.
faid Petition be reje(5led.

Refolved,

That the

That a Negroe Man Slave belonging to him, was, in the Month of September 1757, out-lawed by him, as a Runaway, fmce which Time he has never heard of him and praying to be allowed by the Public for the Value of
Petition of Jacob Valentine, fetting forth,

the faid Slave, was olTered to the Houfe, and the Queftion being put that the faid Petition

be received.
It paffed in

the Negative.

Upon a Motion made,


That the Petition of Obadiah Woodfon, which at a Seffion of Affembly on the eighteenth Day of May laft was referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly, together with the feveral Depofitions of Witneffes taken and lodged with the Clerk of this Houfe, in Purfuance of an Order of the Houfe, touching the faid Petition, be referred to M'' Cary, M"' Nicholas, M'' Benjamin Waller, M"' Lewis, M'' William Waller, M"' Gabriel Jones, M"' Read, and M'' Walker; That they do examine into the Allegations of the faid Petition, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Meffage from the Council by M"^ Walthoe,
Ordered,

That they have agreed


Ordered,

to the Bill, intituled

An

Adl for appointing a Treafurer.

That the Accounts of Captain Prefton, for the Pay of the Company of the Augufta County, between the firft Day of May to the feventh Day of June, 1757, under his Command, be referred to the Committee appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts; That they do examine into the feveral Articles thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That the Treafurer's Accounts be referred to M"" Charles Carter, M' Bland, M'' Page, M' Dudley Digges, M' Benjamin Harrifon, M^ Pendleton, M' Cary, M' Lewis, M"' Eyre, and M'' George Mafon; George Johnfton, M'' Thomas Lee, M'' Richard Henry Lee, That they examine into the feveral Articles thereof, and report the Balance, as it fhall appear to them, to the Houfe. A Petition of John Murray, fetting forth, That in the Year 1755, he was fent out with the Militia drafted from the County of Prince William, and employed by their Commanding Officer as a Blackfmith for the Time he continued in that Service, which was ninety-three Days, for which by the Laws then in Force he was entitled to 50 lbs. of Tobacco per Day; but that when the Accounts of the Militia of that Covmty were fettled by a late Affembly, he was allowed only as a common Soldier, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being put that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee,
Militia of

It paffed in

the Negative.

That the faid Petition be rejedted. A Petition of John Markham, fetting forth. That in the Year 1755 he was fent out with a Detachment of Prince William Militia, and continued in the faid Service fixty-fix Days as a Corporal, but by some Miftake he was left out of the Lift of that Militia, certified to the late Affembly, and has never yet received any Satiffadtion for his faid Service, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe. Alfo a Petition of George Mufe, fetting forth, That there is now due to him 6. los. for his Pay as Lieutenant Colonel of the firft Virginia Regiment to the Time he was difcharged, and praying that the fame may be allowed him, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts That they do examine into the Allegations thereof refpedlively, and
Refolved,
;

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

The

28

The Order
confider of

of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee Ways and Means to raife the Sum of 20,000 purfuant to the Refolution

to
of

the Committee, Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe.


Refolved,

And

then

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into the faid Committee To-morrow. the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Bl)urs6ttr. tbe

2Sth of September, 32
referred,

<5eo. U.

175S.

That the Committee to whom the Petition of John had had the fame under their Confideration, and fotmd the Allegations thereof, to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Hotife as follows Refolved, That the faid John Buchanan ought to be paid by the Public the Sum of ;^ioo for his Trouble, Expence, and Services in the faid Petition mentioned. A Petition of Captain James Nevill, in Behalf of himfelf and the Company under his Command, fetting forth. That on the feventh Instant they had a Skirmifh with a Party of Enemy Indians, in which one of them was killed and fcalped by the Petitioners, but that upon Application for the Reward given by Law for an Enemj^'s Scalp, they were informed there was no Money in the Treafury, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Wilfon, and M-Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"- Randolph, Jones; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their
Gabriel Jones reported,

MR

Buchanan was

Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Nicholas Ally, fetting forth, That in Ju)ie laft he was ordered out as a Guide to a Party of the Brunfwick Militia, fent out for the Protection of the Inhabitants, and in a Skirmifh with fome Indians was fhot through the Body with two Bullets, and had his right Arm broke, which has entii'ely difabled him from getting a Livelihood, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe was prefented to the Houfe and read. Terry, M"' Wade, and Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"' Marrable,

Read; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of James Carter, Surgeon, praying to be paid by the Public for his Care and Cure of one Dennis McNamara, a poor difabled Soldier, put under his Care by the
M"'

late

Governor Dinwiddie, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Benjamin Waller, and Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"" Nicholas, M' Wythe; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with

their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.


M''

London Carter reported, That the Committee to

whom

the Petition of Robert

Wright was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and found the Allegations thereof to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the faid Robert Wright ought to be allowed the Sum of five Pounds per

Annum

during his Life, to be paid by the Public, over and above the nine Pounds he

hath already received.

Edward Goodrich, fetting forth, That being Captain of a Company of he was obliged to go Exprefs to Williamfburg, in which Journey the Mare he rode had a Shoulder flipt,and that he has been obliged to make good that Damage to the Owner, to the Value of eight Piftoles, and praying to be allowed for the fame, and the Trouble he was at in going the faid Journey, was prefented to the Houfe
Petition of
laft

Rangers

Summer

and read.
Ordered

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Ordered,

Nicholas, M''
thereof,
36

That the aid Petition be referred to M' Marrable, M' Lemuel Riddick, M' George Mafon, and M' Read; That they do examine into the Allegations
their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.

and report the fame, with

A Petition
ing

of fundry Inhabitants of that Part of Albemarle

erick fville Parifh, in Oppofition to a Petition to

County that lies in Fredbe prefented to this Affembly for reunit-

them

to the Parifli of Saint Anne.

Alfo a Petition of the Inhabitants of Halifax County, fetting forth, That the Law now in Force concerning Strays is very deficient, and particularly for Want of a Regifter of Advertifements of Strays, and praying that an Adl may pafs to dire<5l the appointing
of a Perfon in every Cotinty to keep a Regifter of all Advertifements of Strays, and that every Perfon taking up a Stray may be obliged to have the fame entered in fuch Regifter with a particular Defcription of fuch Stray, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and

_read.
Ordered, of Affembly.
M"' Attorney from the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions reported, that the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of M' John Bell to them referred, complaining of an undue Election and Return of M"' Henry Peyton, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Prince William, 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

That the

faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

follow

That the Perfons who voted at the faid Eledlion whofe Freeholds are quefby the Petitioner or fitting Member be examined before Foufhee Tebbs, John Baylis, and Howfon Hooe, Gentlemen, and James Scott, Clerk, or any three of them, whether they be Freeholders or not, except fuch of them as did swear to their
Refolved,
tioned, either

Freeholds at the faid Ele<5lion.


Refolved,
neffes before the

That the Petitioner and fitting Member be at Liberty to examine Witfame Perfons as to the Freehold of any Perfon who voted at the faid
;

Eledlion, although fuch Perfons fwore to their Freeholds at fuch Eledlion, or fhall fwear

to the

fame at the Examination and that they be at Liberty 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 faid Eledlion.
Refolved,

37

That the Petitioner do give to the fitting Member or his Agents, ten Days Notice of the Time and Place he intends to examine Witneffes touching the faid Eledlion, and that he do at the fame Time deliver to the fitting Member or his Agents, a Lift of the Perfons intended to be by him objedled to, who voted for the fitting Member, giving in the faid Lift the feveral Heads of Objedlion, diftinguifhing the fame againft the Names of the Voters excepted to and that the fitting Member do give to the Petitioner the like Notice and Lift And that the faid Commiffioners do return the Depofitions by them taken to the next Seffion of Affembly. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Petition of William Hunter, Printer, which was ordered to lie on the Table on Friday, the 22'^ Inftant, and thereupon, Refolved, That the Sum of ;S3oo per Annum be allowed to William Hunter, Printer, to continue to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly as a full Confideration for printing the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the Laws of each Seffion, and fending 13 of them to every Cotmty Court Clerk, one of which to be Half-bound for the Ufe of the Court, printing Infpedlors Notes and Books, Proclamations and other public Adver;

tifements.

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that M' Bland do carry

it

to the

Council for their Concurrence.


M'' Attorney from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Return of the Writ for eledling Burgeffes for the County of Hampfhire, and the Return of the Writ for eledling a Burgefs for the County of Surry, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, and had

come

[3o]
come
to a

Refolution thereupon, 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 Hoiofe as follows Refolved, That the Returns of the faid Writs are not made in the Form prefcribed

by Law.
Ordered,

That the Returns


of the

The Order
confider of
of the

Day

of the faid Writs be amended by the Clerk, at the Table. being read for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee, to
for raifing the

Ways and Means

Sum

of 20,000, purfuant to the Refolution

Refolved,

Houfe on Tuefday That this Houfe

laft;

will refolve itfelf into the faid

Committee To-morrow.
intituled.

An

engroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad for continuing an Ad,

An Ad for reduc-

ing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into one Ad, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up.
Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Landon Carter do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

An

engroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for repealing

an Ad,

intituled.

An Ad

for the

more effedual preventing and


Refolved,

repelling the hoftile Incurfions of the

Indians at Enmity with

the Inhabitants of this Colony,

was read the third Time. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Coimcil

for their Concurrence.

Hamilton Parifh, in the County of Prince William, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Henry Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Cotmcil for their Conengroffed Bill, intituled.
for diffolving the Veftry of

An

An Ad

currence.

An

engroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad for

fettling the

Infpedors Salaries, and the Rents


third Time.

of the public Warehoufes, for the enfuing Year, Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

was read the

That M' Bland do carry up the faid Bill to the Council And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven
Ordered,

for their Concurrence.


"'Clock.

IFviba^, t^e 29tb of September.

32 (Bea

U. 1756.

Claim of Benjamin Cocke for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of William Maclin, for Ferriage of tributary Indians. Alfo a Claim of Samuel Rice for taking up a Deferter, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Conlideration of the next Seffion of
M"'

Affembly.

Randolph reported, that the Committee to

whom

the Petition of Captain James

Nevil and others was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and found the Allegations thereof to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the Petitioners are entitled to the Rewards allowed by Law for the
Indian's Scalp mentioned in the faid Petition.
i

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M' Walthoe.

M' Speaker,
The Governor has commanded me to lay before your Houfe a Letter from James Abercromby, Efq; inclofing an Account of Monies difburfed by him, and for Bufinefs by him done as Agent for Virginia.

And

the faid Letter and Accoimt were read, and ordered to

lie

on the Table.

[3i]
County of Fredwas read a fecond Time, and committed to M' Pendleton, M' Green, M^ Thompfon Mafon, and M^ Henry Lee. A Petition of M"' Robert Wade, letting forth, that in Auguft laft, he, with his Company of Rangers, killed and fcalped four Shawnefe Indians in Augufia, but upon applying for the Reward allowed by Law for fuch Scalps, was informed there was no Money in the Treafury, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Hovife and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Bland, M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Thompfon Mafon, M'' Jones and M' Benjamin Waller; that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Pendleton reported, that the Committee to whom the Bill To amend an A<51, intituled. An Ad for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. M' Marrable reported, that the Committee to whom the Petition of Nicholas Ally was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and found the Allegations thereof to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid Nicholas Ally ought to be paid by the Public the Sum of 2$, as a Recompence for his Stifferings, in the faid Petition mentioned. M'' Marrable alfo reported, that the Committee to whom the Petition of Edward Goodrich was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and found the Allegations thereof to be true, 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 is as
Bill

For eredling a

Town on

the

Land

of Lewis Stephens, in the

erick,

and

for other Purpofes therein mentioned,

follows
Refolved,

That the

faid

Edward Goodrich ought to be paid the Sum

of 8. 12s. for

the Mare in the faid Petition mentioned, and the

Sum

of 3. 12s. for his Expences

and

Trouble in travelling to Williamfburg, on the public Service. The faid Refolution being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put, that the Houfe
agree thereto,
It paffed in the Negative.

Mercer enlifted into Man, Peter Tully, whofe Time of Service then due was by two Juftices of Spotfylvania County valued at ;8. 5s. for which he has never received any Satiffadlion, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read; and the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee,
Petition of Robert Jackfon, fetting forth, that Colonel George

his Majefty's Service his Servant

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

be

rejedled.

A Meffage from

the Coimcil

by

M""

Walthoe.

That they have agreed to the Refolve of this Houfe for allowing William Himter, Printer a Salary of 300 per Annum, for the Services therein mentioned.
Alfo
to the Bill, intituled.

An A($l for continuing an Adl,

intituled,

an

A(5t for

reducing

the feveral

Laws

for

making Provifion againft Invafions and

Infurredlions into one A6t.

Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An A&, for fettling the Infpedtors Salaries, and the Rents of the public Warehoufes, for the enfuing Year.
Alfo
to the Bill, intituled.

An Adl for repealing an Adt,

intituled,

An A(5l for the more


Enmity with
Alfo

effedlual preventing

and

repelling the hoftile Incxirfions of the Indians at

the Inhabitants of this Colony.

[32
Alfo
to the Bill, intituled,

An

A<51 for diffolving

the Veftry of Hamilton Parifh, in the

County

of Prince William, without


that they

any Amendments.

Adl to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money for the enfuing Year, with an Amendment, to which they defire the Concurrence of
have agreed
to the Bill, intituled,

And

An

this

Houfe.

The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendment propofed by the Council to the faid Bill, and the fame being read, was agreed to. Ordered, That M' Bland do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and inform them
thereof.

Entail of certain Lands whereof Tunftal Banks is feized, and for of greater Value to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time, and Lands fettling other committed to M"' Pendleton, M"' Baylor, and the Members of King William Coimty. A Bill For appointing an Agent was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill For deftroying Crows and Squirrels in the Northern Neck was read a fecond Time, and feveral Amendments made thereto. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third

A Bill To dock the

Time.

The Order
confider of

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to refolve


to raife

itfelf

into a

Committee to

Ways and Means


laft.

the

Sum

of ^20,000 purfuant to the Refolution of

the Houfe on Tuefday


Refolved,

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into the faid Committee To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Saturday.

lh<i^

30tb of September. 32

<Beo. U.

175S.

A
fon,

Claim of Harry Beverly, for the Value of a Servant inlifted into the Royal American Regiment. Alfo a Claim of Carlyle and Dalton, for the Value of feveral Servants inlifted into the faid Regiment, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and

received.

That the faid Claims be referred to M'' Charles Carter, M'' Skelton, M' JohnM' Walker, and M"' Fleming, that they do examine into the feveral Articles thereof, with the Vouchers for them, and report the fame with their Opinion thereupon to the
Ordered,

Houfe.

The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee
railing the

to confider of

Ways and Means


laft,

for

fome Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter M' reported. That therein, fpent Time the Committee had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as follows Refolved, That the Sum of ;^2o,ooo to be levied be raifed by a Land and Poll Tax. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution, and it is referred to M"" Charles Carter, M^ London Carter, M'' Bland, M' Nicholas, M'' Pendleton, and M' George Johnfton, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Doctor Henry Heath, fetting forth, That he attended the drafted Soldiers at Winchefter in their Sicknefs, by Order of the Commanding Officer 50 Days, for which and his Medicines and Advice, he charges ;^2 5, and that he has only received ;io. los. and praying to be paid the Balance by the Publick, was prefented to the Houfe and
of 20,000 purfuant to their Refolution

Sum

on Tuefday

and

after

read.

Ordered

133}
M' Charles Carter, Junior, M' Walker, thereof, and report the fame, Allegations examine into the and M' Baylor, that they do
Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to

with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.

And

then the Hotife adjourned

till

Monday Morning

Eleven "clock.

yCLonba2,

tl)e

2tt6 of October.

32

(Beo.

II.

1758.

having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Acfl of Parand Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. M' Bland reported, that the Committee appointed to fettle the Accounts of the Militia fent out for the Defence of the Frontiers, and of the Oflficers that carried the draughted Soldiers to Winchefter and Frederickfbiirg, and the Claims for dyeting the Indians in Friendfhip with this Colony, had examined, ftated and fettled, all fuch Accounts and Claims, for which proper Certificates were produced, and had agreed upon a Report, which they had ftated in a Book, and he delivered the Book in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table.
liament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance

A
A

New Member

Thomas Wall, Affignee of Jofeph Baylie, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of
Claim
of

Affembly.

The Houfe being informed, that the

Sheriff of

Loudoun attended at the Door

in

Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms. Ordered, That he amend his Return of the Writ for eledling Burgeffes for the faid CoTinty in the Office, and that he be difcharged out of Cuftody paying Fees. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That L/cave be given to bring in a Bill For appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions for feveral Counties, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and it is referred to M'' Bland, My Jones and M'' Read, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Claim of Doctor James Tyrie for a Servant Man enlifted into the Royal American Regiment, was prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the Committee to whom the Claim of Harry Beverley was referred on Saturday laft.
M'' Charles Carter, Jun. reported, that the Committee to whom the Petition of Henry Heath was referred, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the

Hotife, as follows

Refolved,

That the

faid

Henry Heath ought to be allowed the Sum

of 14. los. to be

paid by the Public.

Cary reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Obadiah Wood-fon was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and had confidered feveral .Depofitions taken by the Committee of Propolitions and Grievances the 19*'' of May, 1757 The Minutes of a Council of War, then laid before that Committee, and the Depofitions of John Smith now taken, all which are annexed to the faid Report, and had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the
M''

Table.

do lie on the Table. M' Pendleton reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Tunftal Banks is feized, and for fetthng other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, was committed, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true, and had made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his
Ordered, Tliat the faid Report

Place

"

[34]
Place,

and then delivered the


That the
Bill

Bill

with the

Amendments

in at the Table,

where the

Amendments were again


Ordered,

twice read and agreed to by the Houfe.

with the

Amendments be

ingroffed,

and read a third Time.


laid

Petition of Philip Johnfon, fetting forth,

That he hath

out a Parcel of his

Land adjoining the Southern Bounds of the City of Williamfburg, which he defires may be added to, and made Part of the faid City, and praying that an AcJl may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition, and it is referred to M"' Waller, M' Attorney, and M"" Nicholas, to prepare and bring in the
fame.

An

ingroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

for appointing

an Agent, was read the third

Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
Ordered,

That

M''

Landon Carter do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of M"" Abercromby s Letter and Accounts, which were laid before the Houfe by Command of his Honor the Governor on Friday laft, and then ordered to lie on the Table, and the fame being again read. Refolved, that the Account of the faid James Abercromby be difallowed, he not having been appointed by the Affembly to folicit the Affairs of this Colony, except in a particular Inftance for which he has recei^'ed Satiffadlion, and therefore this Houfe is under no Engagement to pay the fame. An ingroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad for deftroying Crows and Squirrels in the Northern Neck, and in the feveral Counties therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and a Blank
therein
filled

up.
faid Bill to the Council, for their

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Thompfon Mafon, do carry up the
Refolved,

Concurrence.

John Stretch, in Behalf of M' William Hunter, Printer to the Public, That the faid Hunter was at many extraordinary Expences in printing the Treafury Notes lately iffued, an Account w^hereof he is ready to produce, and that the Sum allowed by the Houfe to the faid Hunter for that Sen-ice, is greatly fhort of the Expence he was at, and praying that the Houfe will make him fuch further Allowance as fhall be thought reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and read and the Queftion
Petition of
fetting forth.
;

*i

being put, that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee, It paffed in the Negative.
Refolved,

That the
That
this

faid Petition be rejected.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

Houfe

will

not receive any Petitions or Claims after Wednefday

next.

The Houfe being informed by one of the Members, That M'' Thomas Knox, did lately a publick Company, fpeak the following Words of M' William Kennon, a Member of this Houfe, to wit, " M"" William Kennon was a damned Scoundrel for betraying private Converfation, and that he deviated from the Truth in reprefenting M' i?otw'5 Behaviour
in

to the

Houfe

of Burgeffes.

That the faid Words are fcandalous and mahcious, highly refle(5ling on the Honor and Dignity of this Hovife, and that the faid Thomas Knox in fpeaking the fame,
Refolved,
is

guilty of a Breach of the Privileges of this Houfe.

Ordered,

That the

faid

Thomas Knox be taken


till

into Cuftody

by the Serjeant at Arms.


"'Clock.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning Eleven

'

35 ]

Bue56aY

tl)e

3r6 of October, 32 (Beo.

11,

1758.

Claim of Richard Neale for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claim be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. M'' Bland reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Robert Wade, in Behalf of himfelf and the Company of Rangers imder his Command was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and foimd the Allegations thereof to be true, had come to a Refolution thereupon 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 faid Robert Wade and his Company ought to be paid by the Public the Reward allowed by Law for killing the four Indians mentioned therein. Ordered, That M"' Edmund Booker and M'' Anthony Walke have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. M"" Bland, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For appointing Commiffioners to examine, and ftate the Accounts of Provifions for feveral Counties, and of the Damage done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catazvba Indians, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M'' Charles Carter, from the Committee appointed, prefented the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For raifing the Sum of ;20,ooo Pounds by a Land and Poll Tax, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Bill For further continuing an Adl, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. M'' Benjamin Waller, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For adding certain Lands therein mentioned to the City of Williamfburg, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Pendleton reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, For eredlinga Town on the Land of Lewis Stephens, in the County of Frederick, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments be ingroffed, and read a third Time. A Petition of Peter Pelltam, fetting forth. That he hath hitherto performed as Organ ift in the Church in the City of Williamfburg, without any Salaiy or Allowance for his Trouble, except a few voluntary Subfcriptions, and praying fuch Allowance from this Houfe as fliall be thought reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the Sum of 25 be paid by the Treafurer of this Colony out of the public Money in his Hands to Peter Pelham for his Trouble in performing on the Organ in the Church in the City of Williamfburg during this Seffion, and for keeping the fame
in Order.

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that

M""

London Carter docarrv^

it

to the Council for their Concurrence.

Thomas Knox, fetting forth, That he is fincerely forry he hath offended by faying of one of their Members " That he was a Scoundrel for betraying a private Converfation paffed at the Petitioner's Houfe, and that he had deviated from Truth in the Information he made againft M'' Rowe. That he was far from defigning to refle(5l on the Houfe for which he has a very high Efteem, or on the Gentleman he fpoke of as a Member, but confidered him at that Time only as a private Perfon, by whom he thought he had been ungenteelly treated. That
this Houfe,
'

A Petition of

he

36]
for his Offence,

he

is

willing to

make

this

Houfe any Acknowledgement

and fubmits

himfelf to their Pleafure, hoping by his future Behaviour to juftify the Lenity the Houfe may be inclined to fhew hini on this Occafion.
Ordered,

That the
and

faid

Thomas Knox be difcharged out


Lands
of greater

of Ctiftody paying Fees.

An
Banks

ingroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad to dock the Intail of certain


Value
to the

is feized,

for fettling other

Lands whereof Tunftal fame Ufes, was read

the third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Pendleton do carry up the
Refolved,
rence.

faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

A Petition of
in

Thomas Black,

fetting forth,

the Month

of June, 1757, inlifted into the

That one Thomas Parker, a Serv^ant of his, Royal American Regiment, and that he

never received any Satiffadtion for him, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Petition Beverly was referred on Saturday laft. Harry of

An

ingroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves,


filled

was

read the third Time, and the Blanks therein Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
Ordered,
rence.

up.

That M' Pendleton do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of the Militia drafted out for the Service of this Colony, and of the Officers that condudled the drafted Soldiers to Winchefter, and the Claims for dieting our friendly Indians, which was Yefterday prefented to the Houfe and ordered to lie on the Table, and the fame being read, was agreed to. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

We6nes6a?.

t^e 4tb of October.

32

<Beo. U.

175$.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For paying the Burgeffes and the laft Seffion of Affembly in Money, and it is referred to M' Charles Carter, and M"' Bland, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Thompfon Swan, fetting forth, that in the Month of Odober laft, in travelling he happened to meet with a Deferter, whom he thought it his Duty to apprehend and in order to intimidate him and make him furrender, he prefented a Piftol at him, but that the Deferter feized him, and in the Struggle the Piftol was difcharged, and That the Petitioner then put him under the Care of a fhot the Deferter in the Thigh. Surgeon, and was at the Expence of io. 15s. in his Cure and praying to be reimburfed the faid Sum by the Public, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
Ordered,

UPON

a Motion made.
for this prefent

Wages

of Affembly.

A Petitioti of George Morton, fetting forth. That he is Proprietor of the Warehoufes at Morton's on Rappahannock, and that many Ships lie near that Place to load, by which Means great Quantities of Tobacco are frequently lodged in his faid Warehoufes, for which he is not entitled to demand Storage and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, 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 reje(5led. A Petition of Thomas Gibbs, fetting forth, That in the Year 1754, he by Order of the Governor furnifhed a Set of Bhickfmith's Tools, and other Materials for the life of the Workmen employed in building Fort Cumberland, for which he took a Receipt, in which
Refolved,
it

[
it is

37

agreed that the faid Tools fhould be returned to him in one Year but that they never were returned to him, and that he hath received no Satiffadlion for the fame and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read.
; ;

Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Nicholas, M' Francis Lee, and M-' Dudley Digges that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe.
;

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M" Walthoe.

M' Speaker,
The Governor has commanded me to deliver to your Houfe, feveral Letters his Honor from Colonel Wafhington, and Lieutenant Smith, giving an Account of the late Engagement with the French near Fort Du Quefne, and of the blowing up one of our Magazines at Fort Cumberland.
received laft Night, by Exprefs

And
M"'

the faid Letters were read and ordered to

lie

on the Table.

Charles Carter reported. That the Committee appointed to examine the Treafurer's Accounts, had according to Order had the fame under their Confideration, and

examined all the feveral Articles and Vouchers thereof, 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, and is as follows: It appears the faid Accounts are truly ftated, and that there remains in the Treafurer's Hands a Balance arifmg from the Duties on Liquors and Slaves and on Writs, Ordinary Licences and Wheel Carriages, the Balances paid in by the Infpedlors of public Warehoufes, and Money received of the Sheriffs for the Land and Poll Tax in the Years, 1756, and 1757, the Sum of s,sg7, 14s. iid. That there alfo remains in the
Treafurer's

Hands a Balance

of ^7,255, 6s. iid. for the feveral Treafury

Notes emitted

over and above the

Redemption of the old Notes bearing Intereft, and ;{^6,48i, iis. 4d. referved for the Redemption of the burnt Tobacco Notes not yet taken in. The Sum of 3,500, the Balance due to the Commiffioners for
of 8,846, 7s. 7d. referved for the

Sum

3,275, os. lod. the Balance of the Fund given to the Rangers. Balance of the Money given to pay Arrears. That it appears to the Committee that of the 40,000, Treafury Notes credited in a former Accoimt, the Siam The Treafurer is therefore allowed that Sum in of 1,395, 17s- ^^- never was emitted. this Account, and the Books containing the Notes for that Stim were by us burnt and
the Indian Trade.

And

19,

5s. 8d.

def troyed

that there are large Arrears

it appears upon the faid Accounts from many Sheriffs and Colledlors of the Duties due of the and Taxes impofed for raifing the feveral Funds before mentioned. Refolved, That the faid Account do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do carry up the Treafurer's Accoimts to the Council

The Committee

further inform the Hoid!e, That

for their Concurrence.

whom

Committee to which was ordered to lie on the Table on Monday laft, and the Refolutions of the faid Committee were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follow Refolved, That the ill Succefs of the Expedition was occafioned by the Want of
the Petition of Obadiah

The Houfe proceeded

to the Confideration of the Report from the

Wood fon was

referred,

Provifions.

Refolved, That the faid Obadiah Woodfoit did not behave himfelf in fuch Manner as an Officer ought to have done. Several Claims of William Dunn, and Francis Kirkley for taking up Rimaways therein mentioned, were feverally presented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be refered to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Ordered, That M"' Webb have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe the Remainder of this Seffion, for the Recovery of his Health.

M'

[38]
Charles Carter reported, That the Committee to whom the feveral Claims of Harry Beverley, John Carlyle, John Dalton, Thomas Black, and James Tyrie for indented Servants inlifted into the Royal American Regiment, were referred, had had the fame
M''

under their Confideration and examined the lafpedlive Vouchers of each Claim, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read iri his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That it appears to this Committee that M"' Thomas Slaughter hath already received the Sum of 4. 6s. of the late Governor Dinwiddie, as a reafonable Allowance for the Service due from the SeiA'ant of M"" Harry Beverly inlifted into the faid Regiment, and that the faid Thomas Slaughter hath affumed to pay the faid Sum. Refolved, That M"" John Dalton ought to be paid by the Public for three Servants, inlifted into the faid Regiment, to wit, Frederick Weill, valued at fy. 5s. Thomas Crane, valued at ] 15s. and Benjamin Jackfon valued at ,1^10. 13s. in the whole amounting to
.

25.

13s.

That M"^ John Carlyle ought to be paid by the Public for his Ser\'ant Man, Jofeph Wharton, inlifted into the faid Regiment, the Sum of 12,. 17s. 8d. Refolved, That Meffieurs Carlyle and Dalton ought to be paid by the Public for two Servants inlifted into the faid Regiment, to wit, Alexander Wifhheart, valued at 6. 7s.
Refolved,

and William Sherrin, valued at ^, in the whole amovmting to ;ii. 7s. 2d. Refolved, That Doctor James Tyrie ought to be paid by the Public for his Servant Man, William Hawkins, inlifted into the faid Regiment, the Sum of 4. los. 6d. Refolved, That the Petition of Thomas Black ought to be rejedled, it appearing to this Committee that the Servant in the faid Petition mentioned was inlifted into the Service of this Colony, and not into the Royal American Regiment. M"' Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For paying the Burgeffes Wages for the laft and this prefent Seffion of Affembly in Money, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
2d.,

Z3burs6ar. tbe

5tl)

of October.

32

(Beo. U.

175S.

For adding certain Lands therein mentioned to the City of Williamfburg, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M"" Benjamin Waller, M'' Burwell, and M"' Robinfon. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and colledtng certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' London Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their
Bill

Concurrence.

For appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions for feveral Counties, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M'' Bland, M' Green, M"' Read, and M'' Martin. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for ereding a Town on the land of I^wis Stephens, in the County of Frederick, for enlarging the Town of Winchefter, and for ereding a Town on the Lands of Nicholas Minor, in the County of Loudoun, was read a third Time, and
Bill

the Blanks therein


Refolved,

filled

up.
Bill

do pafs. That the Ordered, That M"' Thompfon Mafon do carry up the
Concurrence.

faid Bill to the Council for their

Sum of 20,000 by a Land and Poll Tax, was read a fecond committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe immediately. Time, and Upon a Motion made,

Bill

For

raifing the

ordered to be

Ordered

39

That the Report from the Committee uppointcd to examine the Accounts and of the Officers that carried drafted Soldiers the to Winchefter and Fredcrickfburg, be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee and that it be an Inftruftion to the faid Committee to receive a Claufe or Claufes in the faid Bill for making Prci\irion for the Payment of the feveral Sums of Money in the faid Report mentioned. And then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill and Report, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill and Report under their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had directed him to move for Leave to
Ordered,
of the Militia drafted out into the Service of this Colony,
;

fit

again.
Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the and Report To-moiTow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
faid

Bill

Trl6ar. t^e

6tl)

of October.

32

(Beo. U. 175S.
this

Bill

For paying the Burgeffes Wages for the laft and Affembly in Money, was read a fecond Time.
Ordered,

prefent Seffion of

That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. Claim of Andreiv Hutchinfon, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, Tliat the faid Claim be refeiTed to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

Affembly. The Order of the

Day

being read.

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For raifing the Sum of 20,000 by a Land and Poll Tax, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had diredled 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.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

SalvLvba^,

tl)e 7tl)

of October.

32 6eo.

II.

\75S.
Thomas Brooks,

SEVERAL Claims of John Sandige, Abraham Eftes, Hugh


tioned.

Sanders,

Jofeph Jeffrys, Robert Coleman, Edward Herndon, Henry Galewood, Alexander Spence Head, and Lawrence Young, for taking up Runaways therein menAlfo a Claim of John Roiv, and a Claim of William Bell, for taking up Deferters from the Virginia Regiment, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

Affembly.

Meffage from the Council by

M''

Walthoe,

That they have agreed


Slaves, with

to the Bill, intituled.


to

An A^

for preventing fraudulent Gifts of


this

an Amendment,

which they defire the Concurrence of

Houfe.

The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Confideration of the faid Amendment, and the fame was read and agreed to. Ordered, That M"' Bland do go up with a Meffage to the Council and inform them
thereof.

An

[4o]
An
ingroffed Bill, intiUiled,

An Ad

for

this prefent Seffion of Affembly in Money, Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

was read the

paying the Burgeffes Wages for third Time.

the last

and w

Ordered,

That

M"'

Bland do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

Meffage from the Governor was


Speaker,

delivered

by M' Walthoe,

M"'

The Governor has commanded me to deliver to your Houfe a Memorial of the Merchants of London, in Behalf of themfelves and of their Correfpondents, Merchants of Briitol, Liverpool, and Glafgow, trading and interefted in the Province of Virginia, addreffed to the Right Honorable the Lords Commiffioners for Trade and Plantations, which his Honor has
juft received.

And the faid Memorial was read, and is as follows That the General Affembly of Virginia have lately paffed an A6t, whereby
Provincial Treafurer
is

their

authoriaed, for the Purpofes therein mentioned, to iffue Paper

Notes to the Amount of ;^8o,ooo, which faid Paper Notes foiffued, and rated at Proclamation Money, by the faid Adl of Affembly, are thereby declared to be a lawful Tender in Payment of any Debt, or Demand whatever (excepting his Majefty's Quit -Rents). That your Petitioners having very large Sums of Money now due to them in the faid Province, in the Way of Trade, upon Bargains and Contradts made with the Inhabitants of Virginia, and for, and on their Account, do moreover ftand bound to the Tradefmen in Great Britain for large Sums all which faid Bargains and Contra(5ls, by general Agreement, are paj^able in Sterling, or at the Rate of Sterling lawful Money of this Kingdom, and were entered into and concluded long before the Iffuing of fuch Notes, and before any fuch Traffick, by Way of Paper Money, was known or heard of in the Virginia Trade. Your Memorialifts therefore beg Leave hereupon to remonftrate to your Lordfhips the very great Injury that may arife to the Trading Intereft of thefe Kingdoms, and more particularly to your Memorialifts, from the Virginia Adl, as it now ftands, not only by Reafon that it does affedt Debts, Bargains, and Contradls, due to the Merchants of thefe Kingdoms, exprefly ftipulated payable to them, before the paffing of the Adl, in Sterling, or at the Rate of Sterling lawful Money of Great Britain, but does moreover invert the Nature of their Trade from a certain to an imcertain Value of Profit and Lofs and in fo far your Memorialifts do conceive the faid Adl to be arbitrary and unjuft. Arbitrary, becaufe it does ex poft fado, extend to Debts due on Bargains and Contradls made before the Paffmg of the Adl. Unjuft, by Reafon that it does depreciate the Nature of fuch Debts, by making Debts (payable in Sterling Money of tmiverfal Value) to be received in Paper Notes of a local, uncertain, and fludluating Value, at the fame Time that no Provifion is made by the Adl for making Payment in fuch Notes, ad Valorem of Sterling, according to the Difference of Exchange between fuch Paper Money and Sterling, when Payment is made, which Provifion, on Principles of Law and common Equity, ought to have been made. In fo far therefore as that your Memorialifts may be very great Sufferers from the Defedls in the faid Adl as it now ftands, as well as from a Claufe of one other Adl that paffed in the faid Province Anno 1748, intituled, An Ad declaring the Laiv concerning Executions, and for Relief of infolvent Debtors, whereby Executions for Sterling Debts fhall be levied in Current Money, at the Rate of 25 per Cent. Advance on Sterling for the Difference of Exchange, and not otherwife. Your Memorialifts do therefore humbly offer to your Lordfhips Confidcration an lixpedient, which your Memorialifts apprehend may fully anfwer the End propofed by your Memorialifts, by guarding againft the Injury that may arife from the faid Adls with refpedl to your Memorialifts Properties and the Trade of this Kingdom, and at the fame Time no Ways defeat the Operation of the Paper Money Adl, with Regard to the military
;

-'^

Services thereby intended, which Expedient


inftrudled

by

his Majefty to urge to the

is, viz. That the Governor of Virginia be Affembly the paffmg another Adl for explaining

and

[41
and amending the Adt now
in Queftion,

]
all

and thereby provide, That

Debts, Bargains

or Contradls, that were entered into before the paffing of the aforefaid

A(5ls, fhall

remain

and ftand payable according


that
all

to the Nature of fuch Debts, Bargains or Contra(5ls; and Bargains or Contracts that have been heretofore made, or that may hereafter be made, and entered into, in the Courfe of Trade, or otherwife, between thefe Kingdoms

and

Virginia,

if

Sterling, or lawful
fo iffued, or that

the fame fhall be cxprefly ftipulated, and made payable according to Money of Great Britain, That then, and in fuch Cafes, fuch Paper Notes

may hereafter be if fued,

or

any other Species

of Current

Money, not

Payment of any fuch Debt, Bargain or Contradt, fo entered into, payable in Sterling, or lawful Money of Great Britain, unlefs the Perfon, or Perfons, to whom fuch Payment is tendered in Paper Notes,
or in other Species of Cun-ent Money, fhall think proper to accept thereof, in fuch Paper

being Sterling, fhall not be deemed a lawful Tender in

Notes, or other Species of Current Money, if the fame fhall be offered to him, or them, according to the Difference of Exchange between fuch Paper Notes, and other Species of Current Money, at the Time when fuch Paper Notes, or other Species of Current Money,
fhall

be fo offered

Species of Current Money, according to the Difference of Exchange between Sterling and Paper Money, and fuch other Species of Current Money, fhall be deemed and held as fully paid and fatiffied for his and their Debt, to all Intents and Purpofes, as if fuch Payment had been made
in Sterling or lawful

fo accepting of

in Payment of SterHng Debts, &c. And Payment in Paper Notes, or in any other

that the Perfon, or Perfons,

Money

of Great Britain,

any Thing

in the aforefaid A6t, or in

any

other

Adl.,

to the contrary notwithftanding.

ginia can

To an Amendment of this Nature, your Memorialifts conceive the Affembly of Virmake no Objecftion, in fo far as that it is, bona fide, founded on Principles of common Justice, and the I^aws of this Kingdom, and more particularly agreeable to the A<51 of the 6*'' Year of her late Majefty Queen Anne, whereby foreign Silver Coin is made

52

Current in the Plantations, but in due Proportion, as the intrinfic Value thereof is to Sterling; and at the fame Time it is thereby provided, that all fuch Species of Silver
Coins, fo

made

Current,

fliall

not affedl Contradls or Bargains


in

And

it is

thereby further provided, that nothing

made prior to the Adl: the faid Ad; fhall be conf trued to

of fuch foreign Silver Coin, as the

compel any Perfon, or Perfons, whatfoever, to receive in Payment any of the faid Species fame is rated in the Adl. In fo far therefore as that the Amendment, propofed by your Memorialifts to the Adl of Virginia, coincides with Equity and the Laws of England, and with the Regard that is at all Times due to the Trading-Intereft of thefe Kingdoms, and with the Juftice that is due to your Memorialifts in this

particular Cafe. Confiderations, your Memorialifts

humbly hope for your Ix)rdfliips Inan Inftrudlion to the Governor of Virginia, for the Purpofes aforefaid and that your Lordfliips will be pleafed toftifpend giving Judgment upon the Virginia Adl, as it now ftands, by Way of Approbation thereof, till fuch Time as the Senfe of the Affembly of that Province is had upon the Amendments propofed thereto. Ordered, That the faid Memorial do lie on the Table, for the Perufal of the Members
terpofition with his Majefty, for
;

From fuch

of this Houfe.

The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For raifing the Sum of ;2o,ooo by a Land and Poll Tax, and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, and gone through the fame, and had made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Report be put oft' till Monday next. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning Eleven "Clock.

[42

yUonba^, tbe 9t^ of October. 32

<Beo.

II.

1758.

Benjamin Waller reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill For adding certain Lands therein mentioned to the City of Williamfburg, was committed 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments be ingroffed, and read a third Time. The Houfe pi'oceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Committee of the whole Houfe to the Bill For raifmg the Svmi of ;^2o,ooo, by a Land and Poll Tax, reported on Saturday laft, and referred to be confidered this Day, and the fame being again twice read were agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, as amended, be ingroffed and read a
third Time.

MR

Meffage from the Council by


to the

M"'

Walthoe.

That they have agreed

Treafurer's Accounts.

A(5l for eredling a Town on the Land of Lewis Stevens, Alfo Frederick; for enlarging the Town of Winchefter, and for ere<5ling a in the County of Town on the Lands of Nicholas Minor, in the County of Loudoun. Alfo to the Bill, intitided, An Adl for paying the Burgeffes Wages for the laft and
to the Bill, intituled.

An

Money. Adl for further continuing an Adl, intituled, An Adl for Alfo the better regulating and collecfling certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned.
this prefent Sefiion of Affembly, in
to the Bill, intituled.

An

whom the Petition oi Thomas Gibbs imder their Confideration, and fovmd the Allegations the fame had had was thereof to be true, and had come to two 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 follow: Refolved, That the faid Thomas Gibbs ought not to have any Allowance for the Hand Cuffs and other Things mentioned in one of the Receipts annexed to his Petition. Refolved, That the faid Thomas Gibbs ought to be allowed for the Blackfmith's and Farrier's Tools, fpecified in the other Receipt, the Sum oi i^, to be paid by the Public. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "Clock.
M''

Nicholas reported, That the Committee to

referred,

I3ues6ar.

tl^e

lOtb of October.

32

(Beo.

II.

175S.

Read reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill For appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions for feveral Counties, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawaba Indians was committed had made feveral, Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill with the Amendments in at the Table w-here the Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, as amended, be ingroffed and read a
,

MR
An

third Time.
ingroffetl Bill, intituled.

An Ad

for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony,

and

for other

Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein

filled

up.
faid Bill to the Council for their

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Charles Carter do carry up the
Refolved,

Concurrence.
Ordered,

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Ordered,

That a Committee be appointed to examine the inrolled Bills of the followWilliam Digges, M"' William Waller, M' Jones, Mr Read, M' Green, Cabbell, and M-- Henry Lee. An iiigroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for vefting certain Lands therein mentioned in Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, adding the iame to the City of Williamfburg, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Biirwell do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provisions, and Pay of the Militia, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Read do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That the feveral Sums following be paid to the feveral Officers of the Gening Perfons,
viz.

eral Affembly, refpedlively

To John Randolph, Efq Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes, To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq Clerk of the General Affembly, To the Reverend M'' William Yates, Chaplain, To M'' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms, To M' John Palmer, Clerk of the Com. of Privileges and Eledtions, To M'' Thomas Everard, for his Services, To the Door-Keeper of the Council, To William Francis, To Thomas Broadrib, Door-Keepers to the Houfe, To James Lavie, To James Yates,
;
;

200
60 40
50 50 60
10 10 10
10

10

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that M' Thomas Lee do carry it up


"Clock.

to the Council for their Concurrence.

Atid then the Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

W^bnisba^,

tbe

lUb of October. 32
M''

(Beo. IL 17 5S,

Meffage from the Council by


That they have agreed
Frontiers of this Colony,

Walthoe.
intituled.

to the Bill,

An Adl

for the Defence of the

and

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An A(5l for vefting certain Lands therein mentioned in Philip Johnfon, Gentleman, adding the fame to the City of Williamfburg, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo
to the

Refolve
of

of this

Houfe

for

paying

the refpedive Officers of the General

Affem-

bly the feveral

Sums

Money

therein mentioned.
tlte

And

to tlie

Refolve for paying Peter Pelham

Sum

of

25, for the Services therein

mentioned.
the Bill, intituled, An Adt for appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned with fame Amendments, to which they defire

And that they have agreed to

the

Concurrence of

this

Houfe.

The

[44]
The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Confideration of the faid Amendments, and the fame was read and agreed to. Ordered, That M"' Jones do go up with a Meffage to the Coimcil and acquaint them
therewith.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That an Addrefs be made to


it is

his

Honor the Governor

to defire

him

to

notify to the

Regiment
lefs

is

Commanding now joined, that

Officer of his Majefty's Forces, with

whom

the i" Virginia

the Opinion of this Houfe, that the prefent defence-

Situation of the Frontiers of this Colony requires the Affiftance of the faid i" Regi-

ment, and to defire that he will give Orders for the Marching of the faid Regiment into this Colony immediately after the i ^' Day of December next, and that M' Landmt Carter do wait on his Honor with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrmv Morning Eleven "Clock.

I3bur$6ar. t^e

I2tl)

of October,

32

(Beo.

II.

175$.

MR

William Digges reported, that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, examined the enrolled Bills, and reAified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that they were truly enrolled.
Ordered,

That

M''

Digges do carry up the enrolled Bills to the Council

for their infpecftion.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be prefented to the Governor, to acquaint his Honor, that it is the sense and the Desire of this Houfe that no more than four Companies of Rangers be ftationed on the Frontiers of this Colony, this Houfe not being and that M' willing to provide for the Pay of more than 400 Men for that Service Richard Henry Lee do wait on his Honor with the faid Addrefs. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to agree with the Printer for providing all neceffary Materials and printing the Treafury Notes, to be emitted purfuant to an Adt paffed this Seffion of Affembly, intituled. An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and that the faid Committee confift of Whiting, M'' Page, M'' Willam Digges, M"' Dudley Digges, the following Gentlemen, viz. Attorney, M"" Wythe, Benjamin Waller and M'' Nicholas, M.^ Burwell, Harwood, or any fix of them.
;

Meffage from the Council by


liave

M''

Walthoe.

That they

infpeded the enrolled

Bills,

and are

fatiffied they are truly enrolled.

A Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M"" Walthoe.


M''

Speaker,

ber,

The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe in the Council Chamand that you bring with you fuch Bills and Refolves as are ready for his Affent.

M" Speaker with the Houfe went up accordingly, and the Governor was pleafed
give his affent to the following Bills,*
1.

to

56

viz.

An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony,

and

for other

Purpofes therein

mentioned.

For appointing Commiffioncrs to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. For
2.

*A11 the laws paffed at this seffion are given in lleninp, Vol. VII, pp. 171-249.

[45
J.

]
of Frederick, for

For ereding a Town on

the

Land

of

Lewis Stepheyis, in the County

enlarging the

Town

of Winchefter, and for ereding a

Town on

the

Lands

of Nicholas Minor,

in the County of Loudoun. 4. For continuing an ad, intituled,

An Ad

for reducing the feveral

Ads

for

making

Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into one


5.

Ad.

For preventing fraudulent Gifts of Slaves. 6. To enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money for the enfuing Year. 7. For repealing an Ad, intituled, An Ad for the more effectual preventing and repeling the hoftile Incur fions of the Indians at Enmity with the Inhabitants of this Colony. 8. For further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. g. For appointing a Treafurer. 10. For fettling the Infpedors Salaries, and the Rents of the public Warehoufes, for
the

enfuing Year.
I J.

For diffolving the Veftry of Hamilton Parifh, in the County of Prince William. For vefting certain Lands therein mentioned in Philip John fan, Gentleman, adding the fame to the City of Williamfburg, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. I J. For paying the Burgeffcs Wages for the laft and this prefent Seffion of Affembly in Money.
12.

His Honor likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves of the Houfe of Burgeffes, which the Council had agreed to, viz.
1.

For paying

the feveral Officers of the General Affeynbly the refpedive

Sums

of

Money
2.

therein mentioned.

J.

For paying William Hunter, Printer For paying Peter Pelham, Organift,
to

to the

Public, a Salary of
of ,2.

300 per Annum.

the

Sum

And then his Honor was pleafed


Gentlemen of
the Council,

make

the following Speech.

Mr Speaker,

atul

Gentlemen of the Houfe

of Burgeffes,

The Provifion you have made for the Protedion of the Frontiers, during this fhort Thanks of your Country; and the great Regard and Attention you have fhewed to me, during the Courfe of it, demand my particular Acknowledgments. That I may employ the Forces defigned for your Defence in the moft proper and efficacious Manner, I fhall make it my Bufinefs, during the Recefs of the General Affembly, to get at the beft Knowledge I am able to attain in relation to the Frontiers, and the proper StaSeffion, claims the
tions in

which

to

place the Troops.

that the People may not be oppreffed a frefh Inftance of your Tendernefs for your Country; and it fhall be my Endeavour to follow fo good an Example, by taking all poffible Care that not one Penny he expended wantonly: And you may be affured, that I will take a proper Opportunity

Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Caution you have taken in raifing the Supplies,
Time,
is

at this

to write to the

Commander

in Chief of his Majefty's Forces, agreeably to the Addrefs I

received from

you for that Purpofe. Gentleman of the Council and of

the

I hope we fhall always

meet in the

Houfe of Burgeffes, fame happy Difpofition

of

Mind

to

do

all

in our

Power to defend the People, and remove all Obftrudions to the Trade of this Colony, by every Meafure which will conduce thereto. That you may have a proper Time for the Difcharge of your private Fundions, it is
convenient you fhould

now

be prorogued, aiui you are accordingly prorogued

to the

Third

Thurfday in December next.

^J

JOURNAL
of the

House of Burgesses
1758
November
Sefllon

ai

JOURNAL
fth< tne Of

House OUSE
A
/|
-*-*-

B of JDURGESSES OF
at
the Capitol in

a General Affembly begun and held


the 14"'

WILLIAMSBURG

on

THURSDAY
of

Day

of

SEPTEMBER
GEORGE
the

our Sovereign Lord King

Year of the Reign fecond and in tite Year of our Lord


in the

XXXII

1758.

And

NOVEMBER in the
BURG being

from thence continued by Prorogation to THURSDAY the g"" of Year of our Lord 1758; And then held at the Capitol in WILLIA MSAffembly.

the fecond Seffion of this

Z3bur56aY. t^e

9l\)

of !!flovember,
M""

32

(bao,

II.

\75S.

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by


M""

Walthoe.

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes.


the

The Governor commands

immediate Attendance

of

your Houfe in the

Council Chamber.
M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend the Governor. being returned, reported, That he, with the Houfe, had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber; and that his Honor was pleafed to make a Speech to the Cotincil and this Houfe, of which he had (to prevent Mif takes) obtained a Copy, which he read to the Houfe, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is

Accordingly

And

as follows.

Gentlemen of the Council,


It

M' Speaker,
Intention,

and Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

was very

far from

my

when we

la ft parted, to call

you

together again fo

foon; but by a Letter I have received from Colonel Byrd, / find our Forces will
be in

AAion

before Fort

Du

mo ft probably Quefne, at the very time prefcribed for their Return into this
it

Colony: I therefore thought


Occafion.

not only expedient, but neceffary, to

fummon you

on this

The withdrawing our Regiments from


Event of the Expedition
all the

the reft of his Majefty's Forces at


of

{for

which only, Part

them were raifed)

common Caufe, and at the Cenfure Difappointment can invent for the Failure of the Expedition, if that fhould be the fatal Confequence of fuch Meafures. But, when I refled on the whole Tenor of your Conduct during the Courfe of the War, I feel the ftrongeft Convtdion that I need not ufe thefe, or any other Arguments, to induce you
the greateft Differvice to the
to make fuch Alterations, in the Difpofal of, and Provifion for, the Regiments, as the prefent Circumftances require: I am very fenfible that one of our Regiments cannot be continued

a time when the would be fame Time fubject this Colony to


is at the Crifif,

beyond the

firft of

too facred to be touched; but I have great

December, without Breach of the public Faith, which I fhall always deent Reafon to hope that Honor will fupply the Place of Law,

[so]
Law, and
that this

Body

of Virginians ivill be influenced


to.

by the

firft, to

do that voluntarily,

xvhich the laft cannot compel them

I have nothing to add, but

to

recommend

to

are not
to

known

to the

Army

before the firft of

you the utmoft Expedition ; far if your Refolves December, all will be fruftrated: And, in order
to

which may occafion Delay, I am defirous (an my Part) Forms of Ceremony, which Cuftom may have introduced in Relation to myfelf.
remove
all Obftacles

waive

all

Governor had delivered to him a Letter of the 2 a'' of Odober laft, from General Forbes, alio a Letter from Colonel Byrd, of the 21" of Odober, which he had defired him to lay before this Hoiife and he accordingly delivered them in at the Table, where they were read, and ordered to lye on the Table. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider of the Governor's Speech immediately. Ordered, That the Letters from General Forbes and Colonel Byrd be referred to

M' Speaker

alio reported, that the

the faid Committee.

then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"^ Speaker returned the Chair, and M'' Attorney reported, that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their Confideration and gone through the fame, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had directed him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and

And

then delivered it in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows. Refolved, That the Adl intituled, An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, ought to be amended.
Ordered,

That

M''

Attorney,

M' Landau

Carter,

M' Bland and

M''

Mafon, prepare and

bring in a

Bill,

or Bills, purfuant to the faid Refolution.

That the Reverend M'' William Yates be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, attend to read Prayers every Morning at Nine o'Clock. and that he Ordered, That the feveral Door Keepers be continued in their refpedtive Offices, and
Ordered,

that they give their Attendance accordingly.

The Houfe being informed, that M'' William Ball, a Burgefs for the Coimty of Lancafter, was by the Grand Jury of Inquefts, for the Body of this Colony, in Odober General Court laft, prefented for uttering forged and counterfeit Treafury Notes, knowing them
to be f o

Refolved, That the faid William Ball be expelled this Houfe, and that he be forever rendered incapable of fitting or voting in this Hotife. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Lancafter, in the Room of the faid William Ball; and that M' Charles Carter, Jun. do wait on him with the fame. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That all fuch Claims and Propofitions as were referred from the laft to this Seffion of Affembly, and aKo all fuch Claims and Propofitions as fhall be certified to this Seffion of Affembly, he referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. M' Attorney, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To Amend an Adl, intituled, An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of the Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Ten

"'Clock.

[51

IFviba^, H)e lOtI) of :5lovemb(ir,

32

<&co.

II.

1758.

A
A

a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken 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. Bill, To amend an Ac%, intituled. An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of this

Member returned upon


by
A(5l of

Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. Upon the Petition of Thomas Penman, Keeper of the Public Goal, praying the Con-

tinuance of his former Salary. Refolved, That the additional

Sum
25

of

be paid to the faid Thomas Penman,

over and above his ufual Salary of


Refolved,

the faid Thomas Perman for That 10 lbs. of Imprifonment, from Criminal's every criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch this Time to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly.

Annum. Tobacco per Day be allowed


per

Upon the Petition of William Hunter,


Refolved,

Printer, praying the Continuance of his Salary.

be allowed to the faid William Hunter, to continue to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full Confideration for printing the Journal of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the Laws of each Seffion, and fending thirteen of them to every County Court Clerk, one of which to be half -bound for the Ufe of the Court, printing Infpedlors Notes and Books, Proclamations and other public

That the

Sum

of

300 per

Annum

Advertifements.
Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that

M''

Waller do carr^^

it

to the

Council for their Concurrence.

An

ingroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

to

amend an Ad,
Bill

intituled

An Ad for

the Defence

of the Frontiers of this Colony,

and

for other Purpofes therein mentioned,

Time, and the Queftion being put that the faid go forth,

do

pafs,

was read a third the Houfe divided, Yeas

Yeas Noes
Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Attorney do carry rence.

44,
8.

up the

faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

Meffage from the Coimcil by M' Walthoe.

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An A(5t to amend an Adl, intituled. An Adl for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned
.

Alfo 300 per

to the

Refolve of

this

Houfe, for allowing William Hunter, Printer, the

Sum

of

Annum, for the Services therein mentioned.


then the

And

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Ten

o'Clock.

Saturday, t^e lU^ of ^Jtovember. 32 <5co. U. 175S.

ORDERED,

That a Committee be appointed (to examine the inroUed Bill and Refolve) of the following Perfons, viz. M'' William Digges, andM'' Willis Ridick. Digges reported. That the Committee appointed had, according to Order examined the inrolled Bill and Refolve, and redlified fuch Miftakes as were foimd therein, and that they were truly inrolled. Ordered, That M'' Digges do carry them up to the Cotmcil for their Infpedtion. Upon a Motion made,

Refolved,

52

That the Speaker be diredled (when the Houfe fliall be commanded by the Governor to attend him with the inroUed Bill for his Affent) to return his Honor the Thanks of this Houfe for waving the Ceremony of an Addrefs due to him at the Opening of thisSeffion, for the Sake of Dif patch, and to affure him we have done every Thing, as far as in our Power, to co-operate with his Honor's Ardency for the common Caufe and to defire that his Honor will be pleafed to fignify to General Forbes, That the Expedlation of Succefs from his Condudt has been the fole Motive of agreeing to poftpone the March of the firft Regiment to the Frontiers of this Colony.
Refolved,
;

A Meffage from the Council by M*^


inrolled.

Walthoe,
fatiffied they are

That they have infpeded the inroiled Bill and Refolve, and are

truly

Meffage from the Governor by


Speaker,

M"^

Walthoe,

M''

ber,

The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of your Houfe in and that you bring with you fuch Bills as are ready for his Affent.

the

Council

Cham-

Accordingly the Speaker, with the Houfe, accordingly went up, and his Honor was pleafed to give his Affent to the *A($l, intituled. An Ad to amend an Ad, intituled, An Ad for the Defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Refolve, For allowing William Hunter, Printer, ^oo per Annum, for
the Services therein mentioned.

And
M""

then his Honor was pleafed to

make the following proroguing Speech.

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes.

The Readinefs you have fhewn to do all I recommend to you, the Diligence you have ufed in doing it, and the unufual Step you have taken to demonftrate your Refped to me, muft ftrongly affed a feeling Mind; and I do affure you, that thefe, and all other Ads of Affedion which I have received from this Colony, have made fuch an Impreffion as wtll not I will certainly inform eafily be effaced, on a Heart already difpofed to make you happy. your And as judge you in I it will be agreeable all Addrefs: the Commander in Chief of defire to your Inclinations to be prorogued, you are accordingly prorogued to the third Thurfday
in

December

7iext.

*Hening, Vol. VII. pp. 251-253.

JOURNAL
of the

House of Burgesses
1759
February SefTion

JOURNAL
of
th<

House
d)urs6aj.

of Burgesses
February. 32
by M' Walthoe.
of Burgeffes.

t^e 22it6 of

<&<to. II.

1759.

The Governor comtnands Chamber. Council


Accordingly

Meffage from the Go\'ernor was


M' Speaker, and Gentlemen

(ielivei'ed

of the

Houfe

the

inunediate Attendance of your

Houfe

in the

M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend the Governor, being returned, reported. That the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber and that the Governor was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council and this Houfe, of which he had (to prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy, which he read

And

to the Houfe,

and afterwards delivered

in at

the Table, where

it

was again

read,

and

is

as

follows

Gentlemen of the Council,


It gives

A/''

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Biirgeffes.

me

the greatest Pleafure that I the

can open

this Seffion of

Affemhly with

my Con-

Surrender of Fort Du Quefne to his Majefty's Forces, under the Command of Brigadier-General Forbes; An Event of the iitmoft Importance to this Colony, as it brings with it the Advantages of opening an Intercourfe of Friendfhip and Commerce with the Weftern Indian Nations on the Banks of the Ohio, and puts
gratulations to

you on

happy Event

of the

Majefty in Poffeffion of a very extenfive, fine and fertile Trad of Country. It is a Duty we owe to his Majefty, to ourfelves, and our Pofterity, that we fhould ufe our beft Endeavours, and take the ftrongeft Precaution to keep our Poffeffion of thefe Benefits uninterrupted. The Indians are de fircms to embrace our Friend fhip, to obtain which they have made offers; but at the fame Time have frankly told us, we arc not to exped the Continuance of it any longer than we can preferve the Country, and. proted them from the Revenge of the now exafperated French And tltat we may effedually do this, it is neceffary we
his
:

fhould drive thefe


thefe Parts,

reftlefs,

ambitious, perfidious Neighbours from all their Settlements in

To this Purpofe Major -General from which they can annoy and difturb us. Amherft, a Commander who has already proved himfelf a brave, prudent and careful Officer, whom his Majefty has been pleafed to appoint to command his Troops in North
America (o frefh Inftance of his paternal Care of thefe Colonies) lias wrote to me te defire I would ufe my Intereft with you. Gentlemen, that you would join his Majefty's Forces with the fame Number of Men which you paid laft Year. Here I find myfelf at a Lofs. I well

know the great Debt this Colony has contraded; I well know the Chearfulnefs with which you have undertaken every Thing recommended to you: The Fir ft, deters me from ufing any Arguments; The Laft, renders all needlefs, and I can only fay, tlmt by employing your Efforts this Year, it is pi-obable we may, by following the repeated Blows already given, be able to drive the Enemy from our Frontiers, and fo it may become the laft of this burthenfome and expenfive War. I

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I fhould not do Juftice to the brave

Men who have hazarded their Lives in defence of their

Country, and ivhofe Coyidiid has done Honor toit, ifldidnot reprefent toyou the naked Condition in which they are at prcfent: Out of Commiferation of their wretched State, I have ordered each in fame Meafure, from the Inclemencies of them a Coat to be made of Blanket, to proted them,
a Winter Seafon: This is all I thought proper to do, as they ftand provided for till the Firft of May only; but if they are continued in Pay this will he far from fufjictent; they muft be entirely new cloathed, it being now more than two Years fince their laftCloathing.

and Hardfhips

of

Whatever Refoliitions you


better,

may come

to

on this Head, the fooner they are made knmvn the

that all may be ready by the ufual Time of Troops taking the Field.
of the Hoiife of Bnrgeffes,

Gentlemen

The Meafures which I have recommended to yourCon-fideration,andpoffibiy fomeothers which may occur to yourfelves to be neceffary for the Safety of the Colony, will create a large Expence; in the providing for which, J am confident, from the Experience I have already had of your tender Concern for the People, that you will have a due Attention to their Eafe and Comfort; who, as they are the Strength of a Country, ought to be the principal
Care
of the Legiflature.

Gentlemen

of the Council,

and

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes.

From

a Defire to leffen the Expences of the Country as muchaspoffible, I have di (miffed

and ordered Home all the Militia, and every other Body of Men, excepting the Regiment and the Four Companies of Rangers eftablifhed by Law. I have contraded for the Provifions of all thefe on the cheapeft Terms, both that the Men may be well fupplied, and the Country And for the Defence of the Frontiers I freed from the Hardfhips attending an Imprefs.
have difpofed the Troops according to the heft Information I could get, to procure which I have negleded no Means in my Power; and I fincerely hope the End intended will be fully and effedually anfwered, by my having ftationed the whole Regiment, excepting the Detachment

by Order of Brigadier -General Forbes, in the moft proper and commodious Forts and Pofts in the feveral Counties of Hampfhire, Frederick, and Augtifta and the Rangers in the Counties of Bedford and Halifax. / have informed you of every Thing which appears to me neceffary for your prefent
left

in Fort

Du Quefne

Deliberation ;
efts

and I hope a fteady Unanimity

will prevail in all

your Counfels for

the Inter-

and Support

of this Colony, in the Profperity of

which I

feel

myfelf fincerely and ftrongly

interefted.

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Honor.to return him Thanks Speech To exprefs the Pleafure we receive from the late good Succefs of his Majefty's Arms, and to affure him that our Affedlion to his Majefty, our Gratitude to his Honor, and our Regard to the true Intereft of this Colony, will lead us to do every Thing in our Power that may tend to produce greater Glory to his Majefty, and a
Refolved,
for his aflfe(5lionate
:

fafe

and honorable Peace to his Dominions. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor, purfuant to the faid Refolution and it is referred to M' Attorney and M'' Landon Carter to prepare and bring in the fame. M' Speaker informed the Houfe, That the Governor had delivered him a Letter, of
;

the eighteenth of September


of

laft,

from

M''

Secretary Pitt; alfo a Letter, of the thirteenth

December, from Major-General Amherft; and defired

him

to lay

them before the

Houfe.

And
morrow.

Refolved.

the faid Letters were read, and ordered to lie on the Table. That this Houfe will take the Governor's Speech into Confideration Tothis

That the Reverend M' William Yates be continued Chaplain to and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at Ten o'Clock.
Ordered,

Houfe

Ordered,

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That William Francis, Thomas Broadrib, James Lavie, and James Yates, be Door keepers to this Houfe and that tliey give their Attendance accordingly. A new Member, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by A6t of ParHament, 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, And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

continued

in their refpedlive Offices of

lFrl6ar, t^e

23r6 of Tebruar^. 32
Day

(Beo.

II.

1759.

THE
M"' M--

Order of the
Refolved,

being read, for the Houfe to take the Governor's Speech

into Confideration

That this Houfe will take the faid Speech into their Confideration To-morrow. Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and Eledtions be appointed of the following Perfons,
viz.

Mr. Attorney,
Charles Carter,
M''

Bland,
Carter,

Benjamin Waller, M' Randolph,


Page,

M' Landon
M''

M""

W Harrifon,
M' Whiting,

William Digges,

And
bly,

they are to

M' Dudley Digges, M' Nicholas, M' Wythe, and M"' Richard Henry Lee. meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to examine,
;

in

the

farft

Place, all Returns of Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General

Affemtheir

and to compare the fame with the Form prefcribed by Law and to take into
all

Confideration

Queftion touching Returns, Elections, and Privileges, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon,
in

fuch Matters as fhall or

may come

from Time to Time, to the Houfe And the faid Committee is to ha^'e Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information. Ordered, That a Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be appointed of the fol;

lowing Perfons,
M.^

viz.

M""

Charles Carter,

W Attorney, W Randolph, "W Landon W William Digges, Bowler Cocke, W Wythe,


Carter,
M"" M"" M''

Bland,

W Benjamin Waller,
M""

Cary,

Dandridge,

Lewis Burwell,
Braxton,

W W Eppes, M' Nicholas, W Charles Wafhington, W


M"'

M""

M' Harrifon, Page Dudley Digges,

Carter, of Lancafter,

Allen,

and M"" Francis Lightfoot Lee. 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

and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe And all fuch Propofitions and Grievances are to be delivered to the Clerk of the Hoxife, and by him to the faid Committee, of Courfe. And the faid Committee is to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records for their Information.
:

Ordered,

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Ordered,
viz.

That a Committee

of public Claims be appointed of the following Perfons,

M' Bland,

W W W

M""

Harwaod,
Cave,

M' Wilfon,
M"' M"" M"' M--

Richard Booker,

Walker,

William Thornton,

M"'

Richard Lee,
Ruffin,

M^ Waring, M"' Wade,


and

Thomas Johnfton, Howard, M^ Upfhaw, M'' Simmons,


M''

Hartwell Cocke.

And they are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all public Claims which fhall be prefented to the 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 who have any Claims are to deliver them
;

to the Clerk, and he is to deliver them to the faid Committee of Courfe and they are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information.
;

Ordered,
fons, viz.

That a Committee

for Courts of Juftice be appointed of the following Per-

M''

London

Carter,

M' John Tabh,


M"' Slaughter,

M^ Wythe, M"' Henry Lee,

M.'

Lewis,

W
and
M''

Gaines,

Legrand.

And they
eration
all

are to meet and adjourn from

Day

to Day,

and to take into

their Confidfhall,

Matters relating to Courts of

Jioftice,

and fuch other Matters as


is

from

Time

to Time, be referred to them, and report their Proceedings, with their Opinions

thereupon, to the Houfe.

And

the faid Committee

to infpecft the Journals of the third


firft

and fourth

Seffions of the laft General Affembly,

and the

and fecond

Seffions of this

prefent General Affembly,

and draw up a State

of the Matters then

depending and unde-

made therein, and report the fame to the Hotife: That they do alfo examine what Laws have expired fince the laft Seffion, and infpedl fuch temporary Laws as will expire with the End of this Seffion, or are near expiring, and report the fame to the Houfe, with their Opinions which of them are fit to be revived
termined, and the Progrefs that was

and continued. Ordered, That

Committee

of

Trade be appointed of the following Perfons,


M''

viz.

Harrifan,

M' Jofeph Bridger, M'' James Bridger, M' Kennon, M' Terry,

W Edmund Booker,
"W
Chriftian,

M''

W
and
M''

Hair ftone,
Charles Carter,

Smith.

meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take under their Confidand all Matters that fhall be, from Time to Time, to them referred, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe: and the faid Committee is to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers, and Records for their Information. Refolved, That Seven of the Committee of Privileges and Eledions, Eleven of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, and Five of any other Committee, be a fufficient Number to make a Committee. Ordered, That M'' John Palmer be continued Clerk to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions and Propofitions and Grievances M'' Miles Cary Clerk to the Committee

And they are

to

eration all Things relating to the Trade of this Colony,

of

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of Claims,

and

M""

Thomas Everard Clerk

to the

Committee

for Courts of Juftice

and

that they give their Attendance accordingly.

A
read,

Petition of George Davenport,

the Committee of Trade, which Ofiice


Ordered,

humbly praying that he may be appointed Clerk to is now vacant, was prcfented to the Houfe and

and thereupon. That the faid George Davenport be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee, and that he give his Attendance accordingly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-nwrrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.

Saturday,

tl)e

24tl) of Jebruarp.

32

(Beo. IL

1759.

Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration divers Petitions from fcveral 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 the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the Petitions from the Counties of Fairfax, Goochland, and Suffex, praying that the Price of Tobacco may be fettled, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Augufta, praying that the Frontiers

MR

may

be better guarded, be

reje<5ted.

Refolved, That the Petition of Margaret Boyd, praying that a Ferry over Dan River, appointed by the Courts of Lunenburg and Halifax, may be eftablifhed by Law, is

reafonable.

That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the laft Refolution and it is referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That M'' Woodbridge and M'' Pendleton be added to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, and Propofitions and Grievances. M' Thomas Walker, a Member of this Houfe, having informed the Houfe, That his
Ordered,
;

Condu(5l, as Contra<fbor for Provifions for the Forces in the


in the

Pay

of this Colony, ftationed


it

County

of Augufta,

had been cenfured, and praying that


of Privileges

might be publickly

enquired into.
Ordered,

That the Committee

and Eledlions do enquire into the fame,

and report their Opinion thereupon to the Houfe. M'' Landon Carter, from the Committee for Courts of Jtiftice, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, infpedled the Journals of the third and fourth Seffions of the laft General Affembly alfo the Journals of the firft and fecond Seffion of this prefent General 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 read, and is as follows That it appears to this Committee, That a Petition of William Tyler, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from his Land in Weftmor eland, over Potowmack, to Cedar Point in Maryland, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of
;

the next Seffion of Affembly.

That a Petition of the Inhabitants of Cople and Parts adjacent, praying that the Warehoufes for Infpe<5lion of Tobacco, on Y'eocomoco River, may be fixed on the Land of Daniel Tebbs; and a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Northumberland, living on the Branches of the faid River, in Oppofition thereto, w^ere referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe: That the faid Committee reported, that they had had the fame under their Confideration, and refolved, in which the Houfe agreed, that the further Confideration of the faid Petition ought to be referred to the next Seffion of Affembly. That

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That the feveral Claims of Dominic Cougar, Alexander Walker, John Cordon, and Henry Hazard, for taking up Runaways, were prefented to the Houfe and received, and
referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That upon a Motion made, it was ordered, That all fuch Claims and Propofitions as were referred from the laft Affembly to the firft Seffion of this prefent General Affembly, and alfo all fuch Claims and Propofitions as fhould be certified to the faid firft Seffion of Affembly (except fuch as relate to the Militia drawn out into aAual Sen'ice) be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Culpeper, praying that a Town may be laid off and eftablifhed on the Land of Robert Coleman, in the faid County, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next
Seffion of Affembly.

That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of that Part of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, called the Lower Parifli, complaining of fundry illegal Proceedings in the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of fundry of the Veftry and other Inhabitants of that Part of the faid Parifli of Suffolk, formerly called Chuckatuck, in Oppofition to the faid Petition, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next
Seffion of Affembly.

That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants, on the Branches of Rappahannock Creek, in the County of Richmond, in Oppofition to a Petition to be prefented to the Houfe, for difcontinuing a public Warehoufe for Infpedlion of Tobacco at the Head of the faid Creek,
called Beckwith's Warehoufe.

Alfo a Petition of fundr\^ Inhabitants of the Parifh of Antrim in the County of Halifax, complaining of Negle<5t, Mifmanagement, and illegal Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.
Petition of fimdry Inhabitants of the Parifli of Overwharton, in the County of of divers oppreffive and illegal Proceedings in the Veftry of the complaining Stafford, faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of Henry Blagrave, complaining of an undue Ele(5lion and Return of Read and M'' Matthew Marrable, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Clement M"' Affembly for the County of Lunenburg. Alfo a Petition of William Mead, complaining of an undue Ele(5tion and Return of Samuel Hairftone and Zachariah Burnley, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Bedford, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and

That a

referred to the

Committee

of Privileges

and

Ele(5lions to

examine into the Allegations of

the faid Petitions, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife;

That the

faid

of the faid Henry Blagrave, and had

Committee reported, they had had under their Confideration the Petition come to feveral Refolutions which were read, and

agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Petitioner and fitting Members be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before Daniel Claiborne, Richard Witton, Thomas Tabb, and Jofeph Williams, of
the County of Lunenburg, Gentlemen, orany threeof them, touching any Treats or Entertainments given by the fitting Members or their Agents to the Freeholders of the faid

County, after the Writ for electing Burgeffes for the faid County was iffued, and touching any riotous or illegal Proceedings at the Time of the Elecftion. That the Petitioner and M"' Marrable be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame Perfons touching the faid M"" Marrable' s engaging by Writing under his Hand to do fomething extraordinary for the Freeholders of the upper Settlement in the faid County, or to forfeit a large Sum of Money in Order to gain their Votes.

That

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That the Petitioner do give to the fitting Memlx^rs, refpedively, or their Agents, ten Days Notice of the Time and Place he intends to examine his Witneffes, and that he then give them Notice of the Nature of any riotous or illegal Pradtices of the fitting Members or others, concerning which he intends to examine Witneffes before the faid Commiffioners; and in Cafe the fitting Members, or either of them, fhall examine any Witneffes, that they do give the Petitioners the like Notice of the Time and Place of fuch Examination and that the faid Commiffioners do return all the Depofitions to the next Seffion of
;

Affembly.

And

the faid Committee alfo reported. That they had had under their Confideration

the Petition of the faid William Mead, and had

come

to feveral Refolutions, which were

read and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow:

That the Petitioner and M'' Burnley be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before Robert Barber, Benjamin Howard, and John Phelps, of the County of Bedford, and William Megginfon, of the County of Albemarle, Gentlemen, or any three of them, touching any Treats or Entertainments given by M"' Burnley, or his Agents, to the Freeholders of the faid County of Bedford, after the Writ for ele(5ling Burgeffes for the County was
Rcfolved,
iffued.

That the Petitioner and M"' Hairftone be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame Perfons, touching M"^ Hairftone' s difcharging one Patrick Napier, a Vagrant, drafted purfuant to an Adl of Affembly, made in the twenty-ninth Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad for granting an Aid to his Majefty, for the better Protedioyi of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. That the Petitioner and fitting Members be at Liberty to examine Witneffes before the fame Perfons, touching any Irregularities or illegal Practices or Proceedings ufed in
taking the Poll at the faid Ele(5lion.

That the Petitioner do give to the fitting Members, refpe(5tively, ten Days Notice of Time and Place he intends to examine Witneffes touching the faid Election, and that he do then give them Notice of the Nature of the Irregularities and illegal Practices or
the

Proceedings ufed in taking the Poll at the faid Eledlion, concerning which he intends to examine Witneffes before the faid Commiffioners and in Cafe the fitting Members fhall examine any Witneffes, that they do give the Petitioner the like Notice of the Time and Place of fuch Examination and that the faid Commiffioners do return all the Depofi; ;

tions to the next Seffion of Affembly.


It likewife

praying that an Adl

Town

appears to this Committee that a Petition of BenjaminGrymes, Gentleman, may pafs for eftablifhing a Ferry from a public Quay Lot in the of Frederickfburg, to the Land of M"^ Anthony Str other, in the County of King
in

George.

Alfo a Petition of the Dire(5lors and Truftees of the faid Town,


faid Petition.

Oppofition to the

Alfo a Petition of James Hunter, Son and Heir of William Hunter, late of the faid Town, deceafed, in Oppofition to the Petition of the faid Benjamin Grymes.
fetting forth, that

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Counties of Dinwiddie and Chefterfield, by an Adl paffed in the twenty-fifth Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, Truftees were appointed to receive Subfcriptions for building a Bridge over
built;

Appomattox River, which was accordingly

and that by the fame


it

A(5t it

was

could be done by Subfcription, and that the Juftices of neither of the faid Counties fhould be obhged at any Time afterwards to build a Bridge over the faid River at that Place, at the Charge of
the faid Bridge no longer than
fo much of the faid Act as relates to the maintaining can be done by Subfcription, may be repealed. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Peter fburg, and Counties of Dinwiddie and Chefterfield, in Oppofition thereto.

declared that the faid Bridge fhould be maintained no longer than

their Counties,

and praying that


it

Alfo

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Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Elizabeth City County, in Behalf of the Poor of the faid County, complaining of fundry illegal Proceedings of the Truftees of Eaton's Charity School in the faid County. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants on both Sides of Roanoke River, in the County praying that a Ferry may be eftablished from the land of Francis WagLunenburg, of
ftaff

on the one

Side, to the

Land of Richard Palmer on the other.

Alfo a Petition of William Royftcr, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Land of the Honorable William Byrd Efq; on the North Side of Roanoke River, to his Land on the South Side. Alfo a Petition of Nathaniel Terry, praying that a Ferry may be eftabliflied from his Land, on the North Side of Dan River, in the County of Halifax, to the Land of

William Fuqua, on the South Side thereof. Alfo a Petition of William Roberts, praying that a Ferry may be eftabliflied from the Land of 7awt?5 Coc^t?, deceafed, on the South Side of the River Staunton, in the County of Halifax, to the Land of Richard Banks, on the North Side thereof. Alfo a Petition of Margaret Boyd, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from her Land, on the South Side of Dan River, in the County of Halifax, to her own Land on the

North Side of the faid River, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and
red to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

refer-

That a Petition of Jofeph Starling, fetting forth, That in the Year 1756, being UnderSheriff and Collector of the public Levy in King and Queen County, there remained a Depofitum in his Hands of four Thoufand five Hundred twenty-one and an Half Pounds of Tobacco to be by him accounted for at the laying of the next public Levy, which Tobacco he delivered to the refpedlive Infpe(5tors, and received from them the current That at the laft public Price of Tranffer Tobacco that Year, amounting to 2^. 2s. 4d. Levy the aforementioned Depofitum was levied of the Sherift' in Tobacco, and the Petitioner, not having the Tobacco in his Hands, was obliged to anfwer for the fame, at the Rate of twenty -one Shillings and Six pence per Hundred, by which he became a Lofer of ;2o. 9s. 8d. and praying to be reimburfed for the faid Lofs. Alfo a Petition of fundry Perfons, Inhabitants on the Rivers Mattapony and Pamunkey, praying that they may be at Liberty to fet Hedges for catching Fifh in the faid
Rivers, for their Support in thefe neceffitous Times.

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the feveral Counties of Stafford, King George, and Spotfylvania praying that the Adl of Affembly, intituled. An Ad for the eftablifhing County Courts, arui regulating and fettling the Proceedings therein, for fo much thereof
as relates to the taxing an Attorney's Fee on
Petition,

Judgments

for fmall Debts, recovered


all

by

may

be amended, and that the faid Fee

may

be allowed in

fuch Judgments,

were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Prince William, praying that the faid County may be divided, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Orange, fetting forth, That they were formerly well fupplied with Fifh in the River Rapidan in that County, which Benefit is now taken from them by a Mill lately erected by M'' John Willis over the faid River, and praying that the faid Mill may be fuppreffed. Alfo a Petition of Bernard Moore, complaining of an undue Election and Return of Peter Robin fon and M"' Harry Gaines, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the Covmty of
of

King William.

Alfo a Petition of John La)ighorn fetting forth, That in the Year 1756 he was Sheriff Warwick County, when a Depofitum of 2060 lbs. of Tobacco remained in his Hands, at the laying of the County Levy, due to the County, for which he was obliged to receive Cafh, at the Rate of two Pence a Pound, fince which the faid Quantity of Tobacco is
levied

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levied on him, though the Price was advanced to twenty-five Shillings per Hundred, and praying to be allowed the Difference, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Affembly. That a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of that Part of Albemarle County that lies in

Frederick fville Parifh, in Oppofition to a Petition to be prefented to this Affembly, for


reuniting

them to the Parifh

of Saint

Anne.

Alfo a Petition of the Inhabitants of Halifax County, fetting forth. That the

Law

now

in Force concerning Strays

is

very deficient, particularly for

Want

of a Regifter

and praying that an Adl may pafs to direct the appointing of a Perfon in every County to keep a Regifter of Advertifements of Strays, and that every Perfon taking up a Stray may be obliged to have the fame entered in fuch Regifter, with a particular Defcription of fuch Stray, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and refen-ed to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of M"' Jolm Bell, complaining of an undue Ivleftion and Return of M' Henry Peyton, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Prince William, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions to examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe: That the faid Committee reported, They had had the fame under their Confideration, and had come to feveral Refolutions, which were read and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the Perfons who voted at the faid Eledlion, whofe Freeholds are queftioned, either by the Petitioner or fitting Member, be examined before Fonfhee Tebbs, John Baylis, and Houfon Hooe, Gentlemen, and James Scott, Clerk, or any three of them, whether they be Freeholders or not, except fuch of them as did fwear to their Freeholds That the Petitioner and fitting Member be at Liberty to examine at the faid Elecflion. Witneffes before the fame Perfons, as to the Freeholds of any Perfon who voted at the
of Advertifements of Strays,
faid Eledtion, although fuch Perfons fwore to their Freeholds at fuch Eledlion, or fhall

fwear to the fame at fuch Examination and that they be at Liberty to examine how long fuch Voters have been in Poffeffion of and paid Quit-Rents for the Lands and Tenements in Right of which they voted at the faid Ele(5lion. That the Petitioner do give to the fitting Member, or his Agents, ten Days Notice of the Time and Place he intends to examine Witneffes touching the faid Elecflion, and that he do at the fame Time deliver to the fitting Member, or his Agents, a Lift of the
;

Perfons intended to be by him objedled to, who voted for the fitting Member, giving in the faid Lift the feveral Heads of Obje<5lion, diftinguifhing the fame againft the Names of the Voters excepted to That the fitting Member do give to the Petitioner the like
:

Notice and Lift; and that the faid Commiffioners do return the Depofitions by them taken to the next Seffion of Affembly. It alfo appears to this Committee that a Petition of Thompfon Swan, fetting forth. That in the Month of Odober, 1757, in travelling he happened to meet with a Deferter, whom he thought it his Duty to api^rehend, and in order to intimidate him and make him furrender, he prefented a Piftol at him, but that the Deferter feized him, and in the That the PetiStruggle the Piftol was difcharged, and fhot the Deferter in the Thigh tioner then put him under the Care of a Surgeon, and was at the Expenfe of ten Pounds fifteen Shillings in his Cure, and praying to be reimburfed the faid Sum by the public, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next
:

Seffion of Affembly.

David Via, William Price, David Smith, William Robertfon, Stephen Garrett, John Brown, John Smith, John Vaughan, Paces Turner Affignee of Jofeph Godwtn, Thomas Barbour, Tillman Weaver Affignee of Jacob Weaver, Valentine Bethell, George Neavill, Samuel Boufh, James Thrailkcld, William Jett, Francis Thornton, Richard Payne, William Johnfton, John Jones Affignee of James Herndon, John Tankerfley, Hays Whitloe, William Rayborn, Mitchell Baughan, Elizabeth

That the

feveral Claims of William Robins,

Gray,

64

Gray, Thomas Attwell. Jeconias Randal, James Mullin, William Barkfdale Affignee of John Burnett, William Johnfton, Richard Vernon, William Afhford, Robert Jones, Samuel Bland, Samuel Puryear, James Gray, Garrett Ridley, John Puryear, John Palmer, Lewis Smith, John Street Jun. Benjamin Cocke, Thomas Wall Affignee of Jofeph Baylis, Richard

Dunn, Francis Kirkley, Andrew Hutchinfon, John Sandige, Abraham Eftes, Hugh Sanders, Thomas Brocks, Jofeph Jeffrys, Robert Coleman, Edward Herndon, Henry Gatewood, Alexaruier Spence Head, and Lawrence Young, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to
Neale, William

the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That the Claims of Martin Hardin, for 172 lbs. of Tobacco levied on

him by the laft public Levy, in the County of Prince William, for a Runaway taken up and faid to belong to him by Miftake; alfo the feveral Claims of Robert Henning, John Strother, William Johnfton, James Grain, Samuel Rice, John Row, and William Bell, for taking up Deferters
from the Virginia Regiment; alfo the Claim of William Maclin, for Ferriage of Tributary Indians, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That upon a Motion made, it was ordered, That all fuch Claims and Propofitions as were referred from the firft to the fecond Seffion of this prefent General Affembly, and all fuch Claims and Propofitions as fhould be certified to the faid fecond Seffion of Affembly, be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Ordered, That the feveral Petitions mentioned in the faid Report, complaining of undue Eledlions and returns of Burgeffes to ferve in the General Affembly, and all other Matters therein mentioned relating to Privileges and Eledlions, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions: That all public Claims, referred from the feveral Seffions of Affembly, in the faid Report expreffed, to the Confideration of this Seffion of Affembly, and aKo the feveral Petitions of Jofeph Starling, John Langhorn, and Thompfon Swann therein fet forth, be referred to the Committee of Claims: And that all Propofitions, therein alfo mentioned, referred to the Confideration of this Seffion of
Affembly, be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Several Claims of Nathaniel Crawley, George Camp, and Robert Crawley, for Maintenance of our friendly Indians, during their Stay in Williamfburg, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Claims be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of
Claims.

made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring


a Motion
to

Upon

in a Bill,

To explain an
;

Adt, intituled.

An Ad

and Money, for the enfuing Year and it is referred to M"' Pendleton and M"" Henry Lee to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of George Brofffield, fetting forth. That his Negroe Slave Sampfo^n was lately committed to the Goal of Amelia County on Sufpicion of Murder, where he died before the Day appointed for his Trial but was valued by thejuftices, who examined into his Facft to /J90, at the Time of his Committment and praying to be allowed for the faid Slave, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee
other Tobacco Debts, in
;
;

enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees,

of Claims.

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to take into their Confideration the
will

(iovemor's Speech,

That

this

Houfe

take the faid Speech into Confideration on

Monday

next.

M' Landon Carter reported. That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor, which he read in his Place, and afterwards
delivered

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delivered in at the Table, where the

fame was again twice read, and agreed

to

by the

Houfe, and
Sir,

is

as follows:

We his Majefty's moft dutiful Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, beg Leave to return yaur Honor our fincere Thanks for your kind Speech, at the Opening of this Seffion.
The Recovery of Fort Du Quefne, as it has been the conftant Objed of our Wifhes, niuft neceffarily give a Pleafure equal to the fever al Advantages that will arifc front it to this and
the reft of the Britifli Colonies.

Honor muft feel in recommending a Matter Debt already contraded, on Account of the War; and we flatter ourfelves, if in any Inftance we fall fhort of Major-General Amherft's Expedations, it will not be imputed to a Want of Duty and Affedion to his Majefty, Gratitude to your Honor for
are fenfible of the Concern that your
that will increafe the great that tender

We

Regard you have

hitherto

fhewn

for our Profperity, or a ftrid

Attachment

to the

true Intereft of thofe

we

reprefent, but to our Poverty alone, which has often obftruded

many

a noble and honeft Intention.


Ordered,

That the

faid

Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed and prefented by the whole


to

Houfe.
his Pleafure

That the Commitee who prepared the fame wait on the Grovemor when they fhall attend his Honor to prefent it. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

know

ytionba^,

tl)e

26tl) of

Tebruary. 32

(Beo. U.

1759.

Member 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"' Landon Carter, 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 at or foon after 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 were again twice read and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That the A<5t of Affembly, made in the twenty-feventh Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled, An Ad for continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad for reviving the Duty upon Slaves, for a Term therein mentioned, which ivill expire on the twentieth Day of April, 1760, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That the A(5t of Affembly, made in the twenty-eighth Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad for continuing fo much of the Ad of Affembly, intituled.
to the raifing

An Ad for the Encouragement and Protedion


as relates
wliich will

of the Settlers upon the Waters of the Miffiffippi and impofing, colleding and paying the Duties therein mentioned, expire on the fourteenth Day of February, 1760, ought to be further continued,

with Amendments.
Refolved,

That the

Ad of Affembly, made in
Day

the thirtieth Year of his prefent Majef-

ty's Reign, intituled.


will expire

An Ad

for the better regulating

and difciplining

the Militia,

which

on the eighth

of June, 1760, ought to be continued.

Refolved,

That the

ty's Reign, intituled.

Kd of Affembly, made in the thirtieth Year of his prefent MajefAn Ad for further continuing certain Ads of Affembly, therein menthe 10"'

tioned, which will expire on with Amendments.

Day

of

June, 1^61, ought to be further continued,


Refolved,

66

Refolved,

That the Adl of Affembly, made

in the thirtieth

Year of

his prefent Majef-

ty's Reign, intituled,

An Ad

for continuing the

Ad,

Duty on Rum and Sugar I (lands, which will expire on the


timial

other diftilled Spirits, not being of the


firft

Day

an addiProduce of his Majefty's of Auguft, 1761, ought to be further


intituled,

An Ad

for laying

continued

Year of his prefent an Ad, intituled, An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into one Ad, which will expire on the eighth Day of June 1760, ought to be further continued. Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly, made in the thirty-fecond Year of his prefent Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned which will expire on the twelfth Day of April, 1760, ought to be further continued, with
Refolved,
in the thirty-fecond

That the Adl of Affembly, made

Majefty's Reign, intituled,

An Ad

for continuing

Amendments. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the fifth Refolutions, and it is referred to the Committee of Trade
the fame.

firft,

fecond, fourth and

to prepare

and bring

in

Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the third, fixth,

Refolutions, and

it is

referred to the

Committee

of Propofitions

and feventh and Grievances to pre-

pare and bring in the fame. A Petition of Crofby Eger, fetting forth. That he was taken Prifoner by the
in General Braddock's

Enemy

Engagement, where he received feveral Wounds, and was removed from Fort to Fort till he arrived at Quebec, from whence, after a tedious Imprifonment. he was fent to Plymouth, and there remained two Months in the Hofpital, in an ill State That on his Return from thence to Bofton, he was again taken Prifoner by a of Health. French Privateer, and carried to Bourdeanx, where he remained six Months, and is but late i-etumed to this country, being now entirely deftitute, and rendered incapable of providing for himfelf and Family, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe. Alfo a Petition of William Shaw, fetting forth, That in the Month of November, 1756, he was taken Prifoner on the Frontiers of this Colony, and carried to Fort Du Quefne, where he was tortured in the moft cruel and barbarous Manner, his Toes being cut off one by one, and Day after Day, by Order of the French Commandant. From thence, after a long Imprifonment, and the moft inhuman Treatment, he was fent to Quebec, and from thence he at length arrived in England: That he is lately returned here, in a helplefs Situation, unable to procure his Livelihood,

and praying the Confideration of this Hotife, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Afhton Lambkin, for taking up a Deferter therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Richard Murry for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of William Pierce, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Jofeph Cabbcll, for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of Jofeph Perkins, for the fame Ser\-ice. Alfo a Claim of James Dillard, for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of William Cabbell, for the fame Service, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftmdlion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims. Upon a Motion made,
;

Refolved,

Nemine

coniradicente.

That the Thanks

of this

Houfe be given

this Houfe, late Colonel of the firft Virginia

to George Wafhington, Efq a Member of Regiment, for his faithful Services to his
;

Majefty,

. ;

67

Majefty, and this Colony, and for his brave and fteady Behaviour, from the firft Encroachments and HoftiHties of the French and their Indians, to his Refignation, after the happy Redu(5lion of Fort Du Quefne: And accordingly M' Speaker, from the Chair, returned him (he ftanding in his Place) the Thanks of the Houfe. The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to take the Governor's Speech into

Confideration

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech That the feveral Letters laid before the Houfe by Defire of his Honor the Governor, on Thurfday laft, be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee. And then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"" CharlesCarter reported, That the Committee had had the fame under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table, where it was again twice read and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Regiment now in the Pay of this Colony be compleated to one Thoufand Men and continued in the Sei'vice till the firft Day of December next. M'' Carter alio informed the Houfe, That the Committee not having Time to go through the Governor's Speech, had direcfted him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech To-morrow. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That an humble Addrefs be made to the Governor to defire his Honor will be pleafed to order the Letters that have mutually paffed between General Forbes and himfelf in Relation to the detaining our Forces at Fort Dii Quefne longer than the Time appointed by Law, to be laid before the Houfe and that M'' Charles Carter do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That M'' Baylor be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections and Propofitions and Grievances; M' Martin, Robin fon, M"" Read, M"' Boiling, M"" Charles Carter, Jun. of King George, M"' Syme, and M*" Kennon, to the Committee of Propofitions Spencer Ball, Edmund Allen, and Grievances, M-^ Read, Kendal, M"" Boiling, Goodrich, and M"" Price to the Committee of Claims; M'' Read, M"" George Johnfton, M"" Cabbell, M"' Slaughter, M" Wager, M'' Clayborne, M' David Mafon, Heale, and M'' Edmunds, to the Committee for Courts of Juftice and M'' Tatem to the Committee of
Refolved,

Ordered,

W W

Trade.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

I3ues6aY

tl)e

27tl) of f^hxxiax^,

32

<Beo. II 1759.

That M"' Bernard Moore have Leave to withdraw his Petition comundue Ele(5lion and Return of M"" Peter Robinfon and M'' Harry Gaines, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of King William; and that the Committee of Privileges and Elections be difcharged from proceeding any further on the faid Petition. M'' Charles Carter reported. That he had, according to Order, waited on the Governor with the Addrefs of this Houfe, Yefterday agreed upon, and that his Honor was pleafed to fay, he would order Copies of the Letters therein mentioned to be laid before the Houfe
Ordered,

UPON

a Motion made,

plaining of an

as foon as they could be prepared

Thomas Henry Cobbit, Weft Gregory, John Griffin, William Miller, John Vice, Jofeph Nicholas, Luke Covington, Francis Thorp, Thomas Gouldman, Samuel Davis, James
Several Claims of Richard Hancock, Charles Burrus, Henry Slaughter,
Wright,

Banks,

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Banks, and Nicholas Gentry, for taking up Runaways 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 in the Book of Claims.


M""

Pendleton, from the


Bill,

Committee appointed, prefented

to the Houfe, according to

Order, a
to

To

explain an Adl, intituled,

An Ad
firft

difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and

enable the Inhabitants of this Colony other Tobacco Debts, in Money, for the
to

enfuing Year; and the fame was read the

Time,

and ordered to be read a fecond

Time.

Petition of the Inhabitants of the

Town

of Frederickfburg, fetting forth,

That

there are feveral Lots laid out adjoining the faid Town, moft of which are already built upon and improved, and that the faid Town is daily increafmg in Inhabitants, and praying that an Adl
thereto,

may

pafs for enlarging the faid

Town, by adding the

aforefaid Lots

Ordered,
tion,

was prefented to the Houfe and read. That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid PetiBland, and M'' Lewis, to prepare and and it is referred to M"" Nicholas, M'' Wythe,

bring in the

fame.

and Inhabitants of the Town of Frederickfburg, in Oppofition to a Petition of M'' Benjamin Grymes prefented to the Houfe the firft Seffion of this Affembly, praying that an Adl might pafs for eftablifhing a Ferry from a public Quay Lot in the faid Town, to the Land of Anthony Strother, in the Cotmty of King
Petition of the Freeholders

George.

That the Court -houfe

Alfo a Petition of fimdry Inhabitants of the County of Spotfylvania, fetting forth, of the faid County, as it is now fituated in the Town of Frederickf-

many of the Inhabitants of that County, the faid Town and praying that an Adl may pafs to remove the one End of the County, ftanding near faid Court -houfe nearer the Centre of the County. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of that Part of Albemarle County, that lies in Frederickfville Parifli, in Oppofition to a Petition of the Inhabitants of Saint Anne's Parifli, to be prefented to this Houfe for reuniting that Part of the faid Parifh of Frederickfville to the faid Parifh of Saint Attne, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; That they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration the Petitions of William Shaw and Crofby Eger, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows:
burg, is very inconvenient to

Refolved,

That the Allegations


for their

of the faid Petitions are true

and that the

faid

William Shaw ought to be allowed the


;i5, as a

Sum of 60, and

the faid Crofby Eger the

Sum of

Recompenfe
That
it

Wounds

received and Hardfhips fuffered in the Service

of the Colony.

Ordered,
faid

be an Inftru(5lion to the faid Committee to

make Allowances

to the

Shaw and Eger

in the

Book

of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolution.

William Brajfit, fetting forth, That he was lately a Soldier in Captain Company, in the Virginia Regiment, and being ordered out in purfuit of fomc Deferters, came up with them in the Night, and from them received a Wound which occafioned the Lofs of one of his Legs, after which he was difcharged from the faid Regiment as unfit for Service, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
Petition of

Stewart's

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Upon

[69]
Upon a Motion made,
Ordered, That the Committee of Proportions and Grie\ ances be difcharged from proceeding any further on the Adl For further continuing an A6t, intituled, An Ad for the

and for other Purpofes therein menCommittee for Courts of Juftice to prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills for further continuing and amending the faid A(5l. M"" Charles Carter, 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 in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Hotife, as follow: Refolved, That the Petition of William Tyler, to eftablifh a Feny from his Land, in the County of Weftmoreland, over Potomack River, to Cedar J^oint, in Maryland, is reacertain Officers Fees, tioned;

better regulating

and colleding

and

it is

referred to the

f enable.

That the Petition from the County of Halifax, praying that the Law conmay be amended, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition of the Ordinary keepers in the Town of York, praying that they may be allowed to give Credit to feafaring Men and Travellers for more than Twenty
Refolved,

cerning Strays

Shillings in

one Year,

is

reafonable.

That the Petition from the Counties of King George, Stafford, and Spotfylvania, praying that a Lawyer's Fee may be taxed in all Cafes brought by Petition in the County Courts, be rejedled. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom it is referred, to bring in a Bill For eftablifhing a Ferry over Staunton River, in the County of Halifax; That they receive a Claufe or Claufes purftiant to the firft RefoRefolved,
lution

Ordered,
it is

referred to the

That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the fecond Refolution and Committees of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in the
;

fame.
Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the third Refolution
is

referred to the

Members
it

Ordered,

That

for allowing the like

and it York County to prepare and bring in the fame. be an Inftrudtion to the faid Committee to receive a Claufe or Claufes Liberty to the Ordinary keepers in all Towns in this Colony, eftab;

for

by Law. Ordered, That M'' George Johnfton be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, and M"' Travis to the Committees of Propofitions and Grievances and Trade. The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe again refolved itfelf 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'' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Speech under their further Confideration, and gone through the fame and that they had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered them in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That a Sum, not exceeding 26,2^?). 17. 8, be raifed for the Clothing, Subfifting, Provifion, and Recruiting of the Regiment in the Sei"\'ice of this Colony, until the
lifhed
;

firft

Day

of

December next.

Refolved,

That the four Companies

of

Rangers now

in the Service of this Colony,

be

immediately dif banded. Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into a

Committee, to confider of

Ways

and Means

for raifing the

Sum

of 26,21)^. 17. 8, purfuant to the faid Refolution of the

Committee, as agreed to by the Houfe, To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

7o]

'^e6iie56aY. Il)e2$tl) of lebruar^.

32

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II.

1759.

Houfe being informed, That M'' Allen Howard, a Member of this Houfe did, in a Letter to one of his Conftituents, write, and likewife in a public Company, {peak the following Words, viz. "The laft Affembly agreed to give the Commiffioners for fettling the Militia Accounts, and Damages done by the Indiavs, 40 per Day each and that is the Way the Affembly fquanders the Country's Money." Ordered, That the faid Information be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions That they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
; ;

THE

Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M' Prefley Thornton be added to the Committees of Privileges and Elections, and Propofitions and Grievances M"' Aitchifon to the Committee of Trade; M"^ Jones to the Committee of Claims and Courts of Juftice M'' Peyton and M"' Hambleton to
;

the Committee of Claims

and

M"'

Richard Henry Lee to the Committee of Propofitions

and Grievances.
Harrifon, from the Committee of Trade, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For further continuing the Adl, intituled. An Ad for reviving the Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, for a Term therein mentioned.
M""

Alfo a Bill, For further continuing an Adt, intituled, An Ad for laying an additional Duty on Rum, and other diftilled Spirits not being of the Produce of his Majefty's Sugar
Iflands.

And the faid


Time.

Bills

were feverally read the

firft

Time, and ordered to be read a fecond

M' Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration, the Petition of William Braffit, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the
Houfe, as follows:
Refolved,

That the Allegations of the


ought to be allowed the
it

faid Petition are titie,

and that the

faid

William

Braffit

Sum of ^0 as a Recompence for

the I^ofs of his

Wound received in the Service of the Colony. be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to make an Allowance Ordered, That to the faid William Braffit in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolution. A Claim of Benjamin Martin, for a Mare impreffed, and loft in the Service of this
Leg, occafioned by a

Colony.

Alfo an Account of Charles Jennings, Gentleman, SherifT of Elizabeth City County, for 180 tbs. of Tobacco levied in the laft public Levy, on Charles Neilfon who was gone out of the Colony before the Colle(5lion was made, and which the faid Sheriff was made chargeable with at ;^i per Hundred. Alfo an Account of the Damages done to the Arms and Accoutrements of fundry
Perfons which were impreffed into his Majefty's Service by Order of the Commanding Officer of the Militia of Amelia County, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Weftmoreland, fetting forth. That
the prefent Warehoufes for the Infpedlion of Tobacco in that County are very inconvenient to them, and praying that an A(Jt may pafs for eftablifliing a Warehoufe at Stratford,

on the Land of the Honorable Philip Ludwell Tee, Efquire. Alfo a Petition of the Infpedlors at Quantico Warehoufe, in Prince William County, letting forth, That the Quantity of Tobacco infpedled at that Warehoufe is of late greatly encreafed, and praying an Addition to their Salaries, were feverally prefented to
the Houfe and read.
Ordered,

71

Ordered,

That the

faid Petitions be referred to the

Committee

of Propofitions

and

Grievances

that they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame,

with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of the Right Honorable Thomas, Lord Fairfax, fetting forth, That lie has lately laid off 173 Lots, adjoining the Town of Winchefter ; in the County of Frederick, moft of which are already difpofed of, and built upon, and praying that an Adl may pafs

adding them to the faid Town, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee to whom it was referred to bring in a Bill for enlarging the Town of Frederickfburg, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition. Several Claims of Chriftopher Dudley, Chriftophcr Chriftiaii, and John Davis, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and
for

received.

21

Ordered, That it be an Inftruclion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims. The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee to coniider of Ways and Means for railing the Sum of ;^26, 298. 17. 8, agreeable to the Refolution of the Committee, Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe, and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had come to a Refolution thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered it in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed
;

by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Sum of 26,298. 17.8, to be raifed for the Clothing, Subfiftance, Pi-ovifion, and Recruiting the Regiment in the Sen'ice of this Colony, be raifed by a Tax of two Shillings on every tithable Perfon, between the firft Day of April, in the Years 1764 and 1765 and a further Tax of two Shillings on every tithable Perfon, between the firft Day of April, in the Years 1765 and 1766; and likewife a Tax of two Shillings on every Hogfhead of Tobacco fliipped between the twentieth Day of Odober, in the Years 1764 and 1765; and the like Tax on every Hogfhead of Tobacco fhipped between the twentieth Day of Odober, in the Years 1765 and 1766. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution, and alfo to the fe\'eral Refolutions of the Committee agreed to by the Houfe on Monday and Tuefday laft; and it is refen'ed to M"" Charles Carter, M'' Bland, M'' London Carter, M'' Randolph, M"" Waller, M.' Pendleton, M"" Nicholas, and M"" Wythe to prepare and bring in
to
;

the fame.

be an Inftrudtion to the faid Committee to receive a Claufe or Claufes for the emitting Treafury Notes for the faid Sum of 2(),2<)2>. 17. 8, to be levied in Purfuance of the aforementioned Refolution.
Ordered,
it

That

Upon

a Motion made,

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For the Encouragement of Arts and Manufa($lures in this Colony, and it is referred to M"' Charles Carter to prepare and bring
Ordered,
in the fame.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

X5l)ur56aY,

ll)e

1st

of Mtarcl).

32

(Beo. U.

1759.

MR

Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Matters to them referred, and had

come
Refolved,

to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place,

and then

delivered in at the Table, where they were again read, and are as follow:
ling is reaf enable,

That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the Petition of Jofeph Starand that he ought to be allowed the Sum of ji^iq. 14. 7, the Lofs he
fuftained

72 ]

fuftained
in

by the Tobacco depofited


That
it is

in the

Hands of the Sheriff of King and Queen County,

his Petition mentioned.

Refolved,

the Opinion of this Committee that Richard Booker, Gentleman,


->->

Commanding Officer of the County of Amelia, ought to be paid the Sum of S. 13.6, for Damage done to the Arms impreffed by him for the Ufe of the MiUtia of the faid County.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee that the Petition of Thompfov


the Queftion fever-

Swann ought to be rejected. The firft and fecond Refolutions being read a fecond Time, and
ally

put that the Houfe agree

thereto,

Refolved in the Affirmative. The laft Refolution being alfo read a fecond

Time and the Queftion put that the

Houfe agree
Refolved,

thereto,

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the faid Petition is reafonable. That the faid Thompfon Swann be allowed the
That
it

Sum of ^10.

15 for the Ser-

vices in his Petition mentioned.

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to make the feveral Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolutions. M'' Harrifon, from the Committee of Trade, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For further continuing an Adt, intituled. An Ad for further continuing certain Ads of Affembly therein mentioned; and the fame was read the firft Time, and
Ordered,

ordered to be read a fecond Time. Ordered, That M"" Wehh be added to the Committee of Claims

M""

Lemuel Riddick to
;

the Committees of Privileges and Eledtions, Propofitions and Grievances, and Trade M"' Henry Lee and M"' Claiborne to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, and M""

George Johnfton to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions. Several Claims of William Dodd, for Provifions fumifhed for the Militia of Fairfax

were prefented to the Houfe and received, Committee of Claims. M"' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For continuing an Adl, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia. Alfo a Bill, For continuing an Adl, intituled. An Ad for continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion against invafions and Infurrections into one Ad. And the faid Bills were feverally read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond
County, and others
in his Majefty's Service,

and

referred to the Confideration of the

Time.

William Alcock and Nicholas Ware, Infpedtors at Conway's VVarehoufes, in the County of Caroline, fetting forth. That the faid Warehoufes were lately robbed of 2050 lbs. of nett Tobacco, for which they have been obliged to pay the Sum of 18. 19. 6, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein. Alfo a Petition of John Frederick Miller, fetting forth, That by Order of the Commanding Officer of the Militia of Halifax County, a Fort was eredled on May's River, on the Petitioner's Land, which enclofed his Dwelling Houfe and other Houfes, and was garrifoned by a Company of Militia, who, to render it more fecure from the Approaches and Attacks of the Enemy, cut down a large Orchard, burnt one Houfe and 1600 Fence Rails, and made ufe of 518 Feet of Plank about the Fort, befides doing him many other Damages, by which Means the Petitioner has loft all Benefit of his Plantation, which is ftill in the Poffeffion of the Militia and Rangers, and praying the Confideration of this
Petition of

23

Houfe.
Alfo a Petition of Thomas Black, praying to be allowed for a Servant Man enlifted into the Royal American Regiment, for which he has never received any Satiffadlion, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read.
Ordered,

73]

Ordered,
;

Claims with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of fundry Merchants and Planters, .Shippers from, and Purchafers of Tobacco at Cabbin Point Warchoufes, in the County of Surry, fetting forth, That by

That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of That they do examine into the feveral Allegations thereof, and report the fame,

Creek where the faid Warehoufes now ftand, it is almoft impra(5ticable, without great Delay, Trouble and Expcnce to get Tobacco from thence, and praying that the faid Warehoufes may be aboliflied, and new ones eftablifhed at Low Point, on the Lands of M'' John Cocke, about a Mile lower down the faid Creek, was

Means

of the Shallownefs of the

pref anted to the

Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee Grievances; Tliat they do examine into the Allegations of the faid

of Proportions

Petition,

and and report

the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Albemarle, fetting forth, That by Means of the prefent Scarcity of Corn, and the exorbitant Prices exadled bv thofe who

them muft be reduced to the greateft Diftrefs without the Interand praying that fuch a mean Price may be fettled fo as not to leave it in the Power of the few who have it to fell to impofe on the Neceffities of the many who are obliged to buy; was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M"' Cabbell to prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morroiv Morning Eleven "'Clock.
have
it

to

fell,

many

of

pofition of the Affembly,

'yviba^,

tl)e
Carter,

2n6 of ^lavd), 32

(Beo. IL

1759.

MR
in

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 then dehvered at the Table where the fame were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as
Charles
Refolved,

follows

That the Petition


is

of Nathaniel Terry, to eftablifh a Ferry,

appointed by
Side, to

the County Court of Halifax, over

Dan

River, from his

Land on the North

Fuqua's on the South Side,


Refolved,

reafonable.
for the better

That the Propofition from the County of Elizabeth City


is

regulating Eaton's Charity School,


Refolved,

reafonable.
Pariili of Saint

That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the

Anne,

in the

County

of Albemarle, for diffolving the Veftry of the faid Parifh, is reafonable.


all free

Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Northampton, for fending Negroes out of the Colony, be rejected.

Refolved, That the Propofitions from the Town of Frederickfburg and County of Northampton, for regulating the Price of Tobacco, be rejefted. Refolved, That the Petition from the Parifln of Tillotfon, in the County of Albemarle, for dividing that County, be rejected. Refolved,

That the Petition

of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Saint

Anne,

in the

County

of Albemarle, for altering the

Bounds

of that Parifli, be rejedled.

Refolved,

That the Petition

of the Inhabitants of Frederickfville Parifh, in the

fame Coimty,
Refolved,

in Oppofition thereto, is reafonable,

to quit their

That the Propofition from the County of Albemarle for obliging all Pedlars Employment, or on refufing, to enlift them as Soldiers, be rejedled. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances,

to
in

whom

it is referred to bring in a Bill, For eftabUfhing a Ferry over Staunton River, Halifax County, that they receive a Claufe or Clatifes purfuant to the firft Refolu-

tion.

Ordered.

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in

Ordered,
it

is

That a Bill or Bills be brought referred to M' Wythe and the Members

for Elizabeth City

purfuant to the fecond Refolution, and County to prepare and

bring in the fame.


Ordered,
is

referred

That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the third Refolution, and it to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in
of M'' Allen
forrj''

the fame.

Howard, was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth, ha\e incurred the Difpleafure of the Houfe, by inadvertently faying that the Commiffioners in his County for fettling Militia Accounts, were to be allowed :\o for that Service, which proceeded from a Miftake in the Petitioner, and not with any Defign to reflect upon this Houfe, or any particular Member thereof: That the other Words, faid to be fpoken by the Petitioner, and complained of to the Houfe, the Petitioner does not at this Time remember to have fpoken However he is very unwilling to give this Houfe the Trouble of making an Enquirj' therein; and as it is poffible he might have unadvifedly fpoken them, as the fame has been averred by a Gentleman of Credit, he humbly fubmits himfelf to the Houfe, protefting that he did not intend to derogate from the Honor of the Houfe. Refolved, That this Hotife is fatiffied with the faid Acknowledgment. Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elecftions be difcharged from proceeding any further in their Enquiry on the Information given to this Houfe againft the faid M"" Howard. A Petition of Thomas Penman, Keeper of the public Goal, fetting forth, That his Salary for maintaining the Criminals in the faid Goal, which at a former Seffion of Affembly was increafed, to continue to the End of this Seffion, and praying that the faid additional Allowance may be ftill continued to him, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the additional Sum of ;^i5 be paid to the faid Thomas Penmun every Year, over and above his vifual Salary of 25. Refolved, That 10 lbs. of Tobacco per Day be allowed the faid Thomas Penman for every Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminal's Imprifonment, from

A Petition
is

That he

very

to

25

this

Time to the End of the next

Seffion of Affembly.

A Petition of Tunftal Banks, fetting forth. That he is feized in Fee Tail of 659 Acres Land, or thereabouts, lying in the County of King and Queen, commonly called Mantapike, in which his Mother holds her Dower That he is feized in Fee Simple of 1000 Acres of Land in the County of Kitig William That it will be greatly to his Advantage, and that of his Pofterity, to dock the Intail of the faid Land called Mantapike, and fettle the faid Land in King William, with certain Slaves, which will be of greater Value, to the fame Ufes; and praying that an Adl may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the
of
:

Houfe and read. Ordered, That a


it is

Bill

referred to M'' Braxton to prepare

be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and bring in the fame.

and

Upon

a Motion made.

fuch Accoimts as fhall be tranfmitted to the Houfe by the feveral Commiffioners appointed by the Adt of Affembly, intituled. An Ad for appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia,
Ordered,

That

all

and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee awi/ Catawba Indians and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, be referred to the Conlideration of the Committee
of Claims.

Several Claims of James Hardgrave, JohnKirkpatrick, Samuel Moody, John Re fs, and Richard Coleman, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned were feverally prefented
to the

Houfe and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudtion to the Committee


in the

of Claims to allow the faid

Claims

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

75

Ordered,
Juftice.

That

M"'

Veale and

M''

Taliaferro be added to the

Committee

for Courts of

Bill

To

explain an

A<Si, intituled,

An Ad
and

to

enable the Inhabitants of this Colony

to difcharge their public

Dues,

Officers Fees,

other Tobacco Debts, in

Money

for the

was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Petition of Allen Macrae, Merchant, fetting forth, That in the Year he Warehoufe which had Tobacco in Acqnia paffed Infpedlion nine Hogfhead of had That in the Month of July, in that Year, the faid Tobacco was overflowed in the Warehoufe by a Frefh in the River, by Means whereof he loft 884 lbs. of Tobacco, and expended ;2. s in picking, repacking, and prizing the fame, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims That they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
en filing Year,
, ; ;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifli of Saint Patrick, in the

County

of

Prince Edward, complaining of feveral illegal and oppreffive Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying that the fame may be diffolved.
Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifli of Cameron, in the County of Loudoun, to the fame Purpofe, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances That they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Bill For further continuing an Adl, intituled, An Ad for laying an additional Duty on Runt and other diftilled Spirits, not being of the Produce of his Majefty's Sugar Iflands, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. M"" Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration feveral Matters to them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That George Camp ought to be allowed the Sum oi 12. 15 That Robert Crawley ought to be allowed the Sum of 12. lo And that Nathaniel Crawley ought to be allowed the Sum of ;iS. 6, for boarding the Indians in their refpedlive Accounts mentioned. Refolved, That the Petition of Thomas Black be rejedled. Refolved, That John Frederick Miller ought to be allowed the Sum of 20. 6. 8, as a Satiffadlion for the Damage done his Plantation, Houfes, and Crop, and for the Materials made Ufe of in building the Fort, in his Petition mentioned. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(ffcion to the Committee of Claims to make the feveral Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the firft and third Refolutions. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
; : :

Saturday, l^e 36 of 5tlarcl) 32 6eo. IL 1759.

ORDERED, ThatM"' Martin be added to the Committee of Claims, M' London Carter
from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For continuing and amending the A6t, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Edward Carter, Guardian to the Orphans of James Carter, of the County of Weftmoreland, deceafed, fetting forth. That a Slave belonging to the faid Decendent's Eftate, being legally out-lawed as a Runaway, was afterwards found dead in the Woods,

and

76]
:

for the faid Slave, was prefented to the Hotife and read the faid Petition be referred to a Committee, that the Queltion being put It paffed in the Negative.

and praying to be allowed

And

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be rejedled.


2-

That he being appointed by the late Royal American Regiment, did, amongft others, Govemor Dinwiddie Roger Dixon, M'' and another belonging to William inlift a Servant Man belonging to Green, of King George, who feverally brought Suite againft him for recovering the Value of their faid Serv^ants, and for which they obtained Judgments, amounting in the whole That the Petitioner conto 62. 18. 2, which he is obliged to pay out of his own Purfe. faid Servants under an A(5t inlift the of Parliament for that to ceiving he was warranted Purpofe provided, and not being guilty of any intentional Breach of the Laws of the Colony, or any defigned Injury to any Perfon, but folely moved by a fmcere Defire of ferv'ing his Country, refers his Cafe to the Confideration of the Houfe, and praying fuch Relief therein as fhall be thought juft, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame,

Petition of Collin Campbell, fetting forth,


to recruit for the

with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Accounts of Thomas Tahb and William Boyd, for Neceffaries by them furnifhed for the public Sen-ice, were prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Accounts be referred to the Confideration of the Committee
of Claims;

feveral Articles and Vouchers thereof, and thereupon, Opinions to the Houfe. their with report the fame, Runaway taking up a therein mentioned, was prefenWhytc, for A Claim of Richard

That they do examine into the

ted to the Houfe and received.


Ordered,
in the

That

it

be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claim


intituled,

Book
Bill

of Claims.

an Ad, intitided. An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into one Ad, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Propositions

For continuing an Act,

An A3

for continuing

and Grievances. A Bill For continuing an Adt, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining the Militia, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. M'' Charles Carter, 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 in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Loudoun, for a Law to enable the Juftices of that County, annually, to fettle at what Price the Inhabitants may pay the Sheriff and CoUedtors their Tobacco Dues in Money, is reafonable. Refolved, That that Part of the Petition from the County of Nanfemond, praying that the Affembly will pafs a Law to enable them to difcharge their Levies and Oflficers Fees in Money, be rejedted. Refolved, That the other Part of the faid Petition, praying that Owners of Slaves may be reftrained from giving them general Licenses to deal for themfelves, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition from the Counties of King William and King and Queen, praying that they may be allowed to fet Hedges in the Rivers Pamnnkey and Mattapony,
to catcli Fifh, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petitions from the Counties of Elizabeth City, Dinwiddie,

2s

and

Lunenburg, praying that the Price of Tobacco may be fettled, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Prince Edward, praying that an Addition may be made to that County, be rejedled.
Refolved,

77

Refolved,

That the Petition from the County Brunfwick

for

a Divifion of that County

be rejedled.
Refolved,

That the Petition from the County


is

of Prince William, for a Divifion of

that County,
Refolved,

reafonable.

That the Petiton from the County of Northampton, praying a Law may pafs for deftroying Crows and SquiiTcls on the Eastern Shore, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition from the fame County, praying that Infpedlors may make all Tranffer Hogfheads of Tobacco by them paid away to weigh looo lbs. nett,
be rejedled.
Ordered,

That a
it is

Bill or Bills

be brought in jiurfuant to the

Refolutions, and

referred to the

Committee

of Propofitions

firft, third, and eighth and Grievances to pre-

pare and bring in the fame.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That Leave be given to bring


it is

in

Bill

To amend an

Adl,

made

in the eigh-

teenth Year of his prefent Majelty's Reign, intituled.


Creditors;

An Ad

for the Relief of certain


in the

and

referred to M"' George Johnfton to prepare


till

and bring

fame.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

Monday Morning

Eleven "'Clock.

yCioxibaY, t^e 5tb of !fttarcl)

32

Cbio.

II.

1759.
To
regulate the
firft

MR

Cabbell prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill

Price of Indian

Com in the prefent Scarcity, and the fame was

read the

Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Claim of John Burnett, 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 aid Claim in the Book of Claims. A Bill For continuing and amending the Adl, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill
To-morrow.
for laying
of

An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled, An Ad an additional Duty on Rum and other diftilled Spirits, not being of the Produce his Majefty's Sugar Iflands, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Harrifon do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their ConAn
engroffed Bill, intituled.

currence.

A
M"'

Meffage from the Governor by

M"^

Walthoe.

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,


the

The Governor commands Chamber.


Accordingly
M''

immediate Attendance

of

your Houfe in the Council

being returned, reported. That he, with the Houfe, had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber; and

Speaker, with the Houfe, went up;

And

Honor was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council and this Houfe, of which he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy, which he read to the Houfe, and afterwards delivered it in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as follows:
that his

Gentlemen
in Relation

of the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I have very lately received Letters from


to this

M' Secretary Pitt,

and Major-General Amherft,


as large a

Colony's raifing for the enfuing

Campaign

Number

of

Men
as

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as pofflble,
the

to ad in Conjundion with the Britifh Forces in offenfive Operations againft Enemies of his Majefty and his Kingdoms, which I propofe now to lay before you. It would argue the higheft Vanity in me to imagine that any Perfuafions I could ufe to a brave, free, and loyal People, could add any Weight to the Defires of a King, who, by extending his Care equally over all his SubjeAs, is defervedly become the great Objed of their Affedions; notifyed by a Minifter of known Integrity and Zeal for the Welfare of the American Colonies, and recommended by a General of experienced Valor, Prudence, and Adivity; all tending to the great Point of feciiring this and the neighbouring Colonies from any future Encroachments and Difturbances from the French and their Indian Allies. N otwithftanding this Convidion, I fhould be deficient in the Duty I owe to his Majefty, and if I did not, in the warmeft Manner, recommend to you to exert your utnioft Force Strength on this Occafioii: The Fir ft, in which I have been required to ufe any Endeavours to influence your Adions, fince the Appointment I am honored tvith to take upon me the Adminiftration of your Affairs. Sorry I am, tltat your Reprefentations of Incapacity have in fame Meafure ftopped my Mouth, for it is not in my Nature to prefs upon Neceffity: But you have the Royal Word, that ftrong Recommendations will be made in your Favor to tlic Britifli Parliament, that you may receive a proper Compenfation for your Expences; and the End in View tends immediately to your Advantage, while Great Britain, whofe

Expences
hand.

liave

been immenfe in Defence of this Continent,

luill

reap hers but at fecond-

By
tion to
at

a Letter from Major-General Amherft, you tvill fee that I have received an Invitameet him and the Governors of the neighbouring Colonies at Philadelphia, to affift
the

a Confultation for

promoting

their
if

common

Intereft.

If the Bufinefs of this Seffion

was drawing towards a Conclufion, or


ing
the

my

Abfence,
of you.

it

might be carried

any Expedient could be found out by which, duron to the Advancement of his Majefty's Arms, and to
to

Eafe

Gentlemen, I fhould be glad

render

my

Services to both by

my

Prefence

at this Meeting. the

Advice of

this

I fhall refer

it to

this is a Point of Confequence, and is attended with fame Difficulties, General Affembly how to ad in it would be highly agreeable to me, and your Confideration with my ftrongeft Affurances that my greateft Ambi-

As

tion is to be ufeful to this


to he

Colony in any Place, and by every Meafure ivhich

may

he thought

mo ft
M""

conducive

thereto.

Speaker alfo reported. That the Governor had delivered to him the feveral Letters mentioned in his Speech, and defired him to lay them before the Houfe: And he accordingly delivered them in at the Table, where they were read, and ordered to lie on the Table. Upon a Motion made,
Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into a

Committee

to confider of the

Governor's Speech immediately.


Ordered,

That the Letters from

M"-

Secretary Pitt and Major-General Amherft

be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee.


then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters; and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M^ Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their Confideration, and gone through the fame, and had come to two Refolu-

And

which they had dire<5led him to report to the Houfe; and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered them in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follow: Refolved, That the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony, already voted to be compleated to one Thoufand Men, is as much as can be fupported in the prefent diftreffed
tions thereupon,

Situation of the Colony.


Refolved, That as the Bufinefs of this Seffion is not near a Conclufion, and that cannot be carried on during the Abfence of the Governor; his leaving the Colony

it

at

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Men voted by
this Affembly,

at this

Time

will too long retard the railing the

and put

a Stop to

all

the other public Bufinefs.

That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor, purfuant to the faid Refolution and it is refen'ed to M"" Landon Carter and M"^ Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,
;

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1759-

MR
Sir,

Landon Carter reported, That the Committee appointed had, according 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, and is as follows:
to Order, prepared

If

any Thing could add Weight

to the

Defires of a King, juftly diftinguifhed by his

paternal Care, equally extended to all his People, your


be the

Honor may

affiire yoiirfelf,

it

would

warm and

affedionate Solicitation of a truly Patriot Governor.

Thefe endearing Motives, joined with thofe that may be reafonably expeded to refult from a vigorous Profecution of the common Caufe, do naturally influence our Confidtations in
to

Favor of every Requeft that his Majefty's Concern for our Welfare make, or your Duty induce you to recommend.

may

incline

him

How

forry then

muft we

be,

when

the Incapacity of the

your Honor, that we cannot fupport a greater


for the enfuing

Number

Country obliges us to inform Forces than one complete Regiment of


Rendezvous of other Matters
the Forces that
of

Campaign? The near Approach of


to

the

Time appointed

for the

we

are

now endeavouring

provide for, together with

many

public Utility,

which are abfolutely neceffary to be effeded this Seffion of Affembly, and which cannot be forwarded with the Expedition required in Major-General Amherft's Invitation, are Arguments fufficient to convince of the Importance of your Honor's Prefence; And as we know of no Expedient that can be propofed, confiftent with our Conftitution, to

remedy

the Inconveniences

and Delays
to

only to advife, but earneftly


Ordered,

from your Abfence; permit us. Sir, not defire your Honor not to leave the Colony at this Jundure.
that will arife

That the

faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed,

and prefented by the whole

Houfe.
Ordered,
his Pleafure
M''

That the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Governor to know

fhall attend his Honor to prefent it. Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, to them referred, and had come to feveral

when they

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 follow:
in

That the Petition of Daniel Smith be rejedled the Pay due to John Smith the Petition mentioned, having been already received by the Father of the faid John
Refolved,
;

Smith.
Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition of George Brafffield are true,

and

that he ought to be allowed the


Refolved,

Sum

of

90

for the Slave in his Petition mentioned.

That the Allegations

of the Petition of

he ought to be allowed the

Sum

of t,. 6. 8, the Difference of the

John Langhorn are Tobacco

true,

and that

in his Petition

mentioned.
be an Inftru(5tion to the Committee of Claims to make the feveral Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the firft and fecond Refolutions. A Petition of Hugh Moore, fetting forth. That his Negroe Slave Tom being runaway,
Ordered,
it

That

was

[8o]
was duly out-la wed, and was afterwards found dead in the Woods 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 rejedted. A Petition of Jane Brown, Widow, fetting forth. That in the Lifetime of her Hufband a Sergeant belonging to the Virginia Regiment did impress and take away from him a Horfe, Bridle and Saddle, without having them appraifed, which was never returned, nor any Satiffadlion received for the fame. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereRefolvcd,
;

upon, to the Houfe.

James Hughes, fetting forth, That being Lieutenant of Captain Chriftian's Company of Militia, he was ordered to take up three Men that were pricked down to serve as Soldiers by Virtue of a late Adtof Affembly, and that he impref fed two Men and Horfes to affif t him in that Service, for which he has never received any Satiffa(5lion, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read; and
Petition of

the Queftion being put that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee, It paffed in the Negative.
Refolved,

That the County

faid Petition be rejedled.

A
Land,

Petition of Richard Blanks, praying that a Ferry


in the

may

be eftablifhed from his

of Lunenburg, over Staunton River, to the

Land

of the

Orphan

of

James Cocke, deceafed.


Alfa a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Prince William, praying that the Tobacco Warehoufes at Occoquan in that County may be difcontinued, were feverally prefented to the

Houfe and read.

Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; That they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M"" Carrington and M"" Green be added to the Committee of Claims
M'^

Fleming to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances M"^ Adams and M' Braxton to the Committee of Trade M"' Waller to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, and M'' George Mafon to the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions.
;
;

The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the
ing the Adl, intituled.

Bill

For continuing and amend-

An A6t for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Cltarles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration and made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, Where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven o'Clock.

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(Beo. lU

1739.

MR.
it.

That the Committee appointed, had according to Order, waited on the Governor to know his Pleafure when this Houfe fhould attend him with their Addrefs and that he was pleafed to appoint this day, and to fay he would fend a Meffage to the Houfe when he was ready to receive
London Carter
reiJorted,
;

Claim

of

Luke Lucar,

for taking

up

a Deferter from the Virginia Regiment.

Alfo

8i ]

Alfo a Claim of James Rogers, for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of Ezekiel Voting, for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Ambrofe Ballard, for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of James Underwood, for the fame Service. Alfo a Claim of Timothy Finney, for the fame Service, were feverally prefente(i to
the Houfe and received.
Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims. A Petition of John Moreton, Captain, and Thomas Martin, Lieutenant, in Behalf of themfelves and the private Soldiers of Captain Woodfon's Company, on the intended Expedition againft the Shawnefe, praying that they may be allowed their Pay for the Time they were employed on that Expedition, having never yet received any Satiffa<5lion
for the fame.

Alfo a Petition of John Burk, and the Executors of James Taylor, deceafed, fetting forth, that the faid Burk, and Taylor were Under-Sheriffs of Caroline County, in the

Year 1756, and there remained in their Hands a Depofitum of 1440 lbs. of Tobacco of the public I^evy, laid the preceeding Year, for which Tobacco they received Cafh, at two
Pence per Pound according to the A<5t of Affembly then fubfifting and it being levied on them laft Year in Tobacco, they were obliged to pay for the fame at twenty-five Shillings per Hundred, and praying to be allowed the Difference, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions there; ;

upon, to the Houfe. A Petition of fundry Merchants of the Town of Winchefter, fetting forth, That their Trade is greatly prejudiced by the great Number of Pedlars from Pennfylvania, dealing

and Furs, without being duly authorized, who carry out fuch Commodities without paying any Duty, the Perfon appointed to receive the fame being very remifs in his Office, and the A(5l of Affembly relative thereto defe<5live and praying that this Houfe will take that Matter into Confideration and grant them fuch Relief as fhall be
in Skins
;
;

thought reafonable. Alfo a Petition of fimdry Inhabitants of Augufta County, fetting forth. That many Inconveniences arife to the Trade in Skins and Furs by the large Sum required by law for Licenses to Pedlars, and praying that the fame may be fettled at a lower Rate, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Committee of Propolitions and Grievances That they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. M' Nicholas, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order a Bill For enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M' Walthoe,
;

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen


The Governor
is

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes.
the

now

ready

to receive the

Addrefs of your Houfe in


;

Council Chamber.

That

Accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the Houfe went up and being returned, he reported, he, with the Houfe, had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him, to which his Honor was pleafed to return the
following Anfwer:

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

The good Opinion you entertain of me, and the Exprefflons, of Affedion contained in your Addrefs, claim my moft hearty Thanks, which I return you with great Sincerity.

But

[82

But as I am above Difguife, I cannot help expreffing my Concern that the Dread of Poverty fhould frighten you from exerting yourfelves to anfwer the Defires and Expectations of his Majefty for this Year, which moft probably will put a finifhing Stroke to the War in thefe Parts, the doing of which would, as I conceive, redound to your Honor and Advantage,
both which I have greatly at Heart.

As
from
it,

the Inter eft of this

Colony

is the fole
it

Motive which could induce


that does not require

me

to

be abfent

fo I fhall not think of leaving

when

my

taking fuch a Step.

Bland, from the'_Committee of Claims, reported, That the Committee had, accordhad under their Confideration the Petition of Collin Campbell, to them referred, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then
M''

ing to Order,

delivered in at the Table.


Ordered,

That the Confideration

of the faid

Report be poftponed

till

A
old

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Prince William County, praying that

To-morrow. if an Adl
in the

fhould pafs for the Divifion of that County, there

may be two Thoufand Tithes left Houfe and read. was prefented to the County, Ordered, That the faid Petition do lie on the Table. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

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1759

Gentleman, and Elizabeth his Wife, That Unity Dandridge, the Petitioner E/izafcet/t '5 Mother, did, by her Will, give to her certain Lands in Hanover and King William, for Life, with Power to difpofe of the fame at her Death to her Children, asfhe fhould think proper: That the Petitioner Philip Whitehead is feized in Fee Simple of other Lands in King William, and that it will be greatly to the Advantage of his Children to veft the faid Lands in Hanover in him in Fee Simple, and to fettle the faid Lands in King William, being contiguous together to be difpofed of by the Petitioner Elizabeth according to the Will aforefaid, and praying that an A(5t may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M' Peter Robinfon and M'' Gaines to prepare and bring in the fame. M"' Attorney, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of William Mead, to them referred, complaining of an undue Eledlion and Return of M'' Samuel Hairftone and M*^ Zachariah Burnley to ferve as Burgefes in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Bedford, and had agreed upon a Report, and 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, and are as follow Your Committee, in the firft Place, take leave to obferve. That the Petitioner did not appear before them either in Perfon or by his Council Upon which they proceeded to confider the Depofitions taken and returned, purfuant to the Order of this Houfe, by which it appears that the Commanding Officer of the Militia of the faid County of Bedford
Petition of Philip Whitehead Claiborne,

fetting forth,

ordered
this

M"^ Hairftone to condudl the Perfons drafted to recruit the Forces in the Pay of Colony to Winchefter, of which Patrick Napier, in the Petition mentioned, was one, who being very defirous to be quit of that Service, did, on the Way thither, propofe to M"' Hairftone that if he would get one other Man to go in his Stead, and procure his Difcharge, he would give him a Negroe, under ten Years of Age, That M"' Hairftone conducted the Drafts to Winchefter, and delivered them to Colonel Wafhington, the Commanding Officer there; and having procured a Man to ferve in the Stead of the faid Napier, to whom he was to give five Pounds, befides the Bounty allowed by law, prevailed on Colonel Wafhington to accept him, and difcharge Napier, who, on his Return Home, delivered to M' Hairftone a Negroe about four or five Years old, and hath fince

declared

83

declared that

if

fuch Delivery did not give him a good Title to the Negroe, he would
declared that
if

Napier would repay the his ftead he would return the Negroe back again (but whether M"' Hairftone really paid any Money to that Perfon does not appear to your Committee.) And no Evidence appearing to prove that M'' Burnley treated the Freeholders of that County after the Tefte of the Writ for electing Burgeffes for the
fame, or any
Refolved,
Petition.
illegal

make him a better: And M' Hairftone hath Money he was to give the Perfon that went in

That the

Proceedings at the Eledlion. faid William Mead hath not


faid M''

made good

the Allegations of his

Refolved,

That the

eledled to ferve as Burgeffes in

Samuel Hairftone and M'' Zachariah Burnley are duly this prefent General Affembly for the faid County of

Bedford.
M"'

Attorney alfo reported, That the faid Committee had had under their Confidera-

Henry Blagrave, to them referred, complaining of an undue Electof M'' Clement Read and M"' Matthew Marrable, to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Ltmenburg, and had agreed upon a Report, and 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, and are as follow: It appears to your Committee that after it was publickly known in the faid County, that the Writ was iffued for ele<5ling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the fame, one Memican Hunt gave a Treat on Behalf of M"' Read to a Company of Militia he formerly had commanded, with M"' Read's Knowledge, but not at his Requeft, and That M"" Marrable defired one Henry invited M"" Read's Friends to partake thereof.
tion the Petition of M"'

ion

and Return

Williams to acquaint the

Company under

the

Command

of Captain Williams that

he

intended to give them a Treat the next Mufter Day, before which Time the Writs for Eledlion of Burgeffes issued, upon which he defired the faid Williams to excufe him to the

would vacate his Eleftion and to tell them he was over, which he did do: That M' Marrable hearing a Petition to the Affembly was handed about by Captain Cox, got another in Oppofition thereto; and declared that by carrying it about feveral Days, and treating the Freeholders, he had got forty or fifty Votes, the Writ being then iffued That the Day before the Ele(5tion a large Number of Freeholders came to M' Marrable's, and were genteely entertained at which Time their Votes were follicited for by M"^ Marrable, in Behalf of M"" Blagrave and himfelf, and M"" Marrable declared they all promifed him their Votes, but only one of them was as good as his Word That M'' Marrable feemed ftrongly in M"^ Blagrave' s Intereft, and declared he would fpend eight or ten Pounds rather than he fhould lofe his Election. That the Morning of the Eledlion Liquor was diftributed to the Company of M'' Marrable, by his Orders, but with this Caution, To take Care they fhould not intoxicate themfelves, leaft a Riot might enfue at the Eledlion, because he wanted a fair Poll, and every Candidate to ftand or fall by his own intereft; and M"' Marrable declared he expended feven Weathers, and thirty Gallons of Rum on that Occafion That a few Days after the Eledtion M'' Blagrave was at M'' Marrable's Houfe, feemed very friendly, and faid he was well fatiffied with M"' Marrable's Proceedings in the Eledlion, and was better fatiffied that he fhould be a Burgefs with M"' Read than himfelf, if M"' Marrable would bring M'' Read to an Account upon Matters formerly againft him alledged by M' Marrable, and endeavour to divide the County: That on the fifth Day of July, being thirteen Days before the Elecftion, M' Marrable wrote a Letter to M'' David Caldwell, a Man of great Intereft in the Coimty, ftrongly folliciting his Intereft, in which is contained the following Words: "This fhall be my Obligation to be liable and anfwerable to you, and all who are my Friends, in the Sum of five Hundred Pounds, if I do not ufe the utmoft of my Endeavours (in Cafe I fhould be a Burgefs) to divide this our Coimty of Lunenburg, in the following Manner,

Company, becaufe would handfomely

if

he fhould treat

it

treat

them

after the Ele<5lion

to

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to wit Beginning at Byrd's Mill, running a ftreight line to the Head of Nottoway, agreeable to a Divifion lately made in our Parifh as alfo to ufe the fame Endeavours for this County, that fhall appear for the Benefit thereof." And upon Confideration of the
: ;

whole Matter,

That the faid M' Clement Read is duly eledled to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County of Lunenburg. Refolved, That the faid M"' Matthew Marrable is not duly elefted to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County. Your Committee cannot conclude this Report without taking Notice of the Behaviour of one John Hobfon, which was very illegal and tumuluous, in offering to lay Wagers the Poll was clofed when it was not in proclaiming at the Court-houfe Door the Poll was going to be clofed, and defiring the Freeholders to come in and vote, and then violently, by ftriking and kicking of them, preventing them from fo doing, by which Means many
Refolved,
;

Freeholders did not vote at the faid Ele<5tion.

Upon a Motion made,


That the faid John Hobfon, in the faid Report mentioned, is guilty of a high Mifdemeanor, and Breach of the Privileges and Freedom of Eledlions, and aKo
Refolved,

the Privileges of this Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Hobfon be fent for in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, and

brought to the Bar of this Houfe, to anfwer for his faid Offence. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor to order a new Writ to iffue for the Eledlion of a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Lunenburg, in the Room of the faid Matthew Marrable, and that M' Read, do wait on

him with the


Ordered,

faid Addrefs.

That

M''

George

Mafon be added

to the

Committee

of Propofitions

and

Grievances.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

Town

of Frederick fburg in Oppofition to a

Petition to be prefented to this Houfe, for removing the Court houfe of Spotfylvania

County out

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Committee of Propofitions and Ordered, That Grievances That they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with
of the faid County,

the faid Petition be referred to the

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Memorial of

M''

Robert Stewart,

reprefenting

that the

Commanding

Officer

of the Virginia Troops, by the Governor's Approbation, appointed him Brigade-Major, which Duty he performed, but as there was no Fund to pay him, he has never received any Satiffa(5lion for his faid Service, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe. Alfo a Petition of William Iftobe, fetting forth. That he was a Soldier in Captain Afhby's Company of Rangers, and in an Engagement with fome Enemy Indians on Patterfon's Creek, in April 1756, was by them taken Prifoner, and carried to Quebec, where he remained nineteen Months, and was then tranfported to England, and exchanged, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Memorial and Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and

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

John Langfton and Tom Cook, in Behalf of themfelves and the other Indians on Pamunkey River, in the County of King William, fetting forth. That they are poffeffed of a valuable Tradt of Land where they now live, which is more than fufficient for them (being now reduced to a fmall Number) to cultivate for their Subfiftance That they are aKo feized of a fmall Tra(5l, feparated from that they live on, containing about 200 Acres, which is of no other Ufe to them than to yield them Timber for building, but that for Want of fome Perfon to take Care of their Intereft, their Bounds are violated, and their Timber taken away, for which they can have no Satiffaction, not being acquainted with the Modes of obtaining Juftice and praying that an Adl may pafs to appoint
Petition of
;

them

85 ]

them Truftees to
the Houfe

leafe

Retri(ftion for referving the

out the faid fmall Tra<5l of Land under an annual Rent, and the Board Timber thereon for their own Ufe, was prefented to

and read. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M' Robinfon and M"^ Gaines t(j prepare and bring in the fame. A Claim of Todd, for reducing the diflocated Arm of a Soldier, was prefented to the Houfe and received Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee appointed by A(5l of Affembly to ftate the Accounts of Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, that they make fuch Allowance to the faid Todd as they fhall
;

think reafonable for that Service.

Claim of William Woodroof, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was

prefented to the Houfe and received.


Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid

Claim
vania,

in the

Book

of Claims.

A Lift of the Officers and Soldiers of the Militia drafted out of the County of Spotfylan Account of the Time they were was prefented to the Houfe and received and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims. M'' Charles Carter, 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 Resolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and

on

his Majefty's Service, in June, 1757, with

refpe(5lively

employed

in that Service,

are as follow:
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the


ftreight Courfe to the

County
fonable.

of Lunenburg, praying that

Byrd's Mill,

and running thence a


That
it is

County may be divided, by a Line beginning at Head of Roanoke River, is rea-

Refolved,

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the Par-

ifh of Saint Patrick, in the

County of Prince Edward, complaining of the illegal ProceedParifh, and praying the fame may be diffolved, is reafonof the faid the Veftry ings of able it appearing to this Committee, though not mentioned in the Petition, that one of the faid Veftrymen is a Diffenter from the eftablifhed Church.
;

Refolved,
ties of

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the Coun-

Affembly therein mentioned may be repealed, and the Juftices of the faid Counties be obliged to build a bridge over Appomattox River, at the Town of Pocohontas, where the old Bridge
Chefterfield,

Dinwiddle and

praying a Claufe of an

A(5l of

now

ftands,
Refolved,

is

reafonable.
it is

That

the Opinion of this Committee

That the Petition

in Oppofition

thereto, be rejedled.

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,

That the
thereto,

firft

The

fecond Refolution being read a fecond Time,

Refolution be recommitted to the faid Committee. and the Queftion put that the

Houfe agree
Ordered,
next.

Refolved in the Affirmative.

That the Confideration of the two

laft

Refolutions be referred to Tuefday

Upon

a Motion made,

That the Petition of William Mead, complaining of an undue Eledlion Samuel Hairftone and M"' Zachariah Burnley to ferve as Burgeffes in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Bedford, is frivolous and vexatious. Ordered, That the faid William Mead do pay imto the fitting Members their Cofts occafioned by the faid Petition.
Refolved,

and Return

of M"'

Ordered,

86]

That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to regulate the faid and to levy the fame on the Petitioner in the Book of Claims. Ordered, That the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of Claims, Yefterday made to the Houfe, and referred to be confidered this Day, be put off till To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,
Cofts,

Trl6a^

tl)e

9tb of

^Jttarcl).

32

(Beo. U,

1759.

John M'Cowen, letting forth, That he had two Horfes and one Mare impreffed into his Majefty's Service, appraized to i(). lo, two of which were loft, and the other come Home, after being abfent about 50 Days, fo poor that he oon after died, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe. Alfo a Petition of Tom Step, Billy John, School Robin, and Aleck Scholar, Nottoway Indians, fetting forth. That they ferved all laft Summer and Fall in Conj\m<5lion with his Majefty's Forces, againft the French, faithfully and honeftly, until the Reduction of Fort Du Quefne; and are again willing to expofe their Lives in his Majefty's Service; That they have received no Pay, and by Reafon of their Abfence from Home made little Com to fubfift on, and praying that fome Allowance may be made them to purchafe Com for the Support of themfelves and their Families. Alfo a Petition of Thomas Penman, Keeper of the public Goal, fetting forth, That the Lots thereto belonging being at prefent open and iminclofed, leaves the faid Prifon too much expofed to the Attempts of thofe who may Defign to refcue the Criminals therein confined, and praying that this Houfe will diredt the faid Lots to be enclofed at the public Expence, were feverally prefented to the Hoiife and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame,
Petition of
;

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Claims of Thomas Wilkin fon, Affignee of John Boin, and of John Ellis, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Hotife

and received.
Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid


of Claims.

Claims

in the

Book

The Houfe, according


the Committee of Claims,
follows

to Order, proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from


laft,

made on Wednefday

and the Refolution

of the faid

Comis

mittee being again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, with an

Amendment, and
;

as

Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true and that the Sum of 62 ought to be paid to the faid Collin Campbell, by the Public. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to make an Allowance the faid Collin Campbell, purfuant to the faid Refolution, as amended. to M'' Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, accord ing to Order, had under Confideration the Memorial of Robert Stewart, Brigade-Major to the Virginia Troops, to them referred, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which be read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Memorial are true and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of ;^68. 10, for four Months and fifteen Days Pay as Brigade-Major
;

of the faid Troops.


M""

Charles Carter, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, accordin the
in the Service until Firft

ing to Order, a Bill For compleating the Regiment

Thoufand Men, to be continued

Pay of this Colony to One Day of December next; and


for

87

for raiiing the for the

Sum

of 26,298. 17.8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting,


Bill

and providing

fame; and the faid

was read the

firft

Time, and ordered to be read a fecond

Time.

A Petition of
will expire at the

William Hunter, fetting forth, That his Salary as Printer to this fioufe End of this Seffion of Affembly, and praying that the fame may be
Printer,

further continued,
Refolved,
to continue to the

was prefented to the Houfe and read. That the Sum of 300 per Annum be allowed to William Hunter,

End

of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full Confideration for print-

Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the Laws of each Seffion, and fending County Court Clerk, one of which to be half -bound for the ufe of the Court; printing Infpedlors Notes and Books, Proclamations, and other public Ad vertifements Ordered, That the faid Refolve be engroffed and that M"' Waller do carry it up to the
ing the Journal of the

thirteen of

them

to every

Council for their Concurrence.

A Bill For enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Members for Spotfylvania and York. A Petition of Matthew Moody, fetting forth, That he hath laid off twelve Lots adjoining the City of Williamfburg, feveral of which are already difpofed of, and built upon, and praying that the fame may be added to the faid City, was prefented to the Houfe
and
read.

That it be an Inf tru<5lion to the laft mentioned Committee that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and
Ordered,
;

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That

it

a Claufe or Claufes for adding certain Lots, laid


City.

be an Infturdion to the faid Committee that they likewife receive off by M'' Benjamin Waller, to the faid
Roberts, Jun. fetting forth.

That he hath laid off 100 Acres of an Acre each, adjacent to the Court Houfe of the County of Halifax, conveniently fituated for a Town, and praying that an A6t may pafs to eftablifh a Town thereon, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances That they examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their
Petition of

James

Land

into L/Ots, of Half

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-^morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Saturday.

tl)e lOtl)
M-'

of Mlarcb.

32

<Beo. 11

1759.
till

ORDERED, That
Se'ennight.

George Johnfton have Leave to be abfent


Bill, intituled,

Wednefday

An

engroffed

An Ad
the

for continuing

an Ad,

intituled.

An

Ad

for the better regulating

and diciplining

Militia,

was read the

third

Time,

and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' London Carter do carry up the
Concurrence.
M''

faid Bill to the Council for their

Braxton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To dock the Intail Lands whereof Tunftal Banks is feized, and for fettling other Lands, and certain Slaves therein mentioned, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes; and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.
of certain

An

engroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

to

explain an

Ad,

intituled,

An Ad

to

enable

the Inhabitants of this

Colony

to

difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco

Debts, in

Money, for the enfuing Year, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
Ordered,

[88]
Ordered,

That
the

M"'

Pendleton do caiTy

up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Con-

currence.

And then

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

"Monba^.

tl)e l2tl)

of 5ttarcl).

32

(Beo.

11,

1759.

A
A
A
Houfe.

5i7/

the Intail of certain Lands whereof Tunftal Banks is feized, and for fettling other Lands, and certain Slaves therein mentioned, of greater Value,

To dock

fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time, and committed Members for King William and Caroline. Bill To regulate the Price of Indian Com in the prefent
to the

to

M' Braxton and the

Scarcity,

was read a

fecond Time.

That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the Firft Day of December next; and for raifing the Sum of ;26,298. 17.8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting, and providing for the fame, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole
Ordered,
Bill

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into

a Committee upon the faid

Bill

on

Wednefday next. A Bill For further continuing an A(St, intituled. An Ad for further continuing certain Ads of Affembly therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Trade.

Account of Robert Higginfon, for Ferriage and Provifions to our tributary Indians, and public Expreffes, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and refen-ed to the
Confideration of the Committee of Claims.

An

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Buesdar.

tbe I3tb of Mlarcb.

32

(Beo. IL

1759,

MR.

Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To enable the Inhabitants of the Cotuity of Loudoun to pay their public Dues and Officers Fees in

Money.
Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To encourage Arts and Manufactures and the faid Bills were feverally read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Attorney, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, examined into the ConduA of M' Thomas Walker, a Member of this Houfe, and one of the Contractors for fumifhing the Forces in the Pay of this Colony, that were ftationed in the County of Augufta, with Provifions, in the Year 1757 and had agreed upon a Report, and come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the faid Refolutions

He

alfo prefented to the


;

were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, and are as follow: In Order to prevent any Mif takes that might happen in the Courfe of this Enquiry, your Committee thought it expedient that the Objedlions made to M' Walker's Condudl in that Office fhould be reduced into Writing and therefore defired M"" Johnfon (another Member of this Houfe) who gave Rife to this Enquiry, to put into Writing the Objecftions he had to make to M'' Walker's Condudt, which he did, at two feveral Times, in the following Words: "The following is the Charge againft Thomas Walker, Gentleman, one of the
;

ContraAors for vidtualling the Troops in the Pay of this Colony, in the Year 1757, exhibited againft him by Thomas Johnfon, and which he propofes to make good Proof to That on the 28* Day of Odober, 1757, Thomas Walker, Gentleman, did covenant and
agree

[89

agree with the Honorable Robert Dinividdie, Efq

late

Lieutenant-Governor of this
all

Colony, That the faid Thomas would take to his


as

own proper Account

fuch Provifion

was then on Hand, that fhould be delivered unto him in the County of Augufta, and give the Government Credit for the fame, after the following Rate, that is to fay For every Bufhel of Salt ten fhillings; for every Hundred Pounds of Flour nine Shillings; for every Pound of Bacon three Pence; for every Pound of dried or pickled Beef two Pence Half-penny, and for every Hundred Pounds of Bifcuit twelve Shillings and fix Pence. And whereas, foon after the faid Contract was made, there was delivered to the Officers of the firft Virginia Regiment and Rangers, ftationed in the County of Augufta, whom the faid Thomas had contradted to fupply with Provifions, about eleven Waggon Loads of Bacon and other Provifions, as by Receipt, for Part of the fame, by Captain Woodward, an Officer in the firft Virginia Regiment, may appear, notwithftanding the faid Thomas hath fettled an Account many Months after the DeHvery of the faid Provifions (with the Government) and refuted to give any Credit for the fame, alledging that the fame was unfound and defers'ed no Credit." Here ends the firft Charge the fecond was as follows "A further Charge exhibited by Thomas Johnfon againft Thomas Walker, Gentleman, as one of the Contractors for vidlualling the Troops in the Pay of this Colony, in the Year 1757; That the faid Thomas Walker entered into a f ecret Partnerfhip with Major Andrew Lewis, one of the principal Officers of the firft Virginia Regiment, ftationed in Augufta County, relative to the vi(5tualling the faid Troops under his immediate Command; and that after the Perfons appointed to convey a certain Quantity of Bacon from the Hands of Colonel Read, which had been purchafed for the Ufe of the Government, and had obtained a Receipt for the fame, after being firft infpefted by proper Perfons on Oath, and then admitted fome were good, fome indifferent, and the reft condemned, the faid Walker received the fame, and afterwards the faid Lewis (Partner with the faid Walker) by Virtue of his own Authority, caufed the faid Provifions, or at leaft the greateft Part of them, not then made Ufe of. to be examined and condemned and that the faid Thomas Walker as yet has rendered no Manner of Account of the whole or any Part thereof, as the faid Thomas Johnfon knows of, although the faid Thomas Johnfon expreffly charges that fome of the faid Provifions was adtually ufed but in Order, as the faid Thomas Johnfon conceives, to prevent any Difcovery thereof, the faid Thomas Walker abfolutely denied that the faid Lewis was concerned with him in ^'i(5lualling the faid Regiment and this he did at a Time it was fuppofed that the faid Leuns was killed in the Battle before Fort Du Quefne; And further, the faid Thomas Johnfon undertakes to prove that the Bacon delivered and afterwards condemned as aforefaid, was good at the Time it was delivered." So ends the fecond Charge. After hearing the faid Charges read, and duly confidering the fame, your Committee proceeded to hear the Teftimony of the Witneffes produced by M"" Johnfon to prove the faid Charges, as well as thofe produced by M' Walker to exculpate himfelf And from their Evidence it appears to your Committee That M"" Walker entered into the Contract mentioned by M' Johnfon, and on the Terms by him ailed ged. That eleven Waggon Loads of Provifions were fent from Lunenburg to Augufta County for the Ufe of the Forces M'' Walker was by that Contrad to vidlual That the Contracfb was negotiated in Williamfburg, and concluded the twenty-eighth Day of Odober, 1757 and while the fame was in Agitation, and before it was concluded, M'' Walker told Colonel Read, another Member of this Houfe, who had purchafed thofe Provifions, by Order of the Governor, the Year before, that he would go to Lunenburg and fee the fame inpe(5led before it was fent to Augufta and M' Read told him it was too late, for that the Provifions were then gone, or going to Augufta, by the Governor's Order. That on the twentieth Day of Odober, eight Days before the Contract was concluded, it appears a Quantity of thofe Provifions were delivered to Captain Woodward, an Officer of the firft Virginia Regiment, in Augufta, and the Refidue was, about the laft of that Month, lodged on Craig's Creek, about twelve Miles from the Garifon, the Roads not being
;

paffable

9o]
:

Waggons, and for Want of an Efcort That the Provifions received by CapWoodward were infpe(5led, but it does not appear that thofe left at Craig's Creek were ever infpedled. Yet from the Light your Committee have been able to difcover
paffable for
tain

from the whole Teftimony, it appears that the faid Provifions were in general very indiffThat M"' Walker, in July next following his Contradl erent, and great Part quite fpoiled. laid an Account before the Commiffioners appointed by Adl of Affembly to adjuft the fame, and did not make any Mention therein of thofe Provifions, but acquainted them that a Quantity of Provifions had been received from Lunenburg, which he had not then got an Account of, and that he would leave in the Treafury a fufficient Sum to pay for them whenever the Quantity could be adjufted, which he did, where the fame ftiU remains, the faid M'' Walker not having as yet fettled any other Account with the faid Commiffioners: The preceeding Fadls are all relative to the firft Charge exhibited by And with Refpedl to the fecond, it does appear to your Committee, M'' John fan.
that Major Lewis, the Commanding Officer of the Forces ftationed in Augufta, was concerned with M' Walker in the Execution of the faid Contradl, though not named in it, which your Committee entirely difapprove of, as it might open a Door to great Hard-

and Oppreffion upon the poor Soldiers but no fuch Confequences having appeared to attend it in this Cafe, your Committee have come to the following Refolutions: Refolved, That M' John fan hath not made good the firft Part of his Charge, wherein he alleges M'' Walker refuted to account for the faid Provifions. Refolved, That he hath made good that Part of his Charge, concerning Major Lewif's
fhips
;

being in Partnerfhip with M"' Walker. Refolved, That he hath not made good that Part of his Charge, touching a Rein-fpedlion and Condemnation of the faid Provifions by Major Lewif's Order.

not appearing to your Committee that any other Inconveniency attended Major Lewif's being concerned in the Execution of the faid Contract, than the Abfence of fome of the Officers from their Pofts at fome Times neceffarily occafioned thereby. Refolved, That M'' Walker hath not been guilty of any Fraud in the Execution of the

And

it

faid Contradl.

Upon a Motion made.


vifions, do, in fix
M"^ Thomas Walker, Contradlor for fupplying the Troops with ProMonths, at furtheft, from this Time, render an Account of all the Provifions he has received in the Coimty of Lunenburg or eKewhere, according to the Terms of the Contradl made with this Government, in the Year 1757. The Houfe being informed. That M'' Thomas Johnfon, a Member of this Houfe, having faid that M' Walker as Contractor to fupply the Forces ftationed in Augufta with Provifions, had attempted to cheat the Country of eleven Hundred Pounds, was afked, if that was the Cafe, how it happened that M"^ Walker was not only continued in Office, but was courted thereto and carreffed by the Affembly, upon which M'' Johnfon faid the following Words: "You know very little of the Schemes, Plots, and Contrivances that are carried on in the Houfe of Burgeffes in fhort, one holds the Lamb while another fkins; and it would furprife any Man to fee in what Manner the Country's Money is fquandered away, which I have ufed my utmoft Endeavour to prevent, in which I could never fucceed but once, and that to a trifling Amount." That among other Inftances the faid M"' Johnfon mentioned the following as a Proof of his Affertions "That when the Clerk's Salary was propofed to be settled, M"' Randolph, the Clerk, got up, and walking through the Burgeffes gave a Nod to his Creatures on each Side, who all followed him out of the Houfe, and promifed to be for the largeft Sum propofed." Ordered, That the faid Information be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions; That they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Ordered,

That

The Houfe proceeded


tee of Propofitions
this

to the Confideration of the

and
firft

Grie^ances,
of the faid

Day and
;

the

Refolutions of the Commitand referred to be confidered Refolutions being read a fecond Time, and the Quef-

two

laft

made on Thurfday

laft,

tion put that the


It

Houfe agree

thereto,

paffed in the Negative.


Refolved,

[91

Refolved, That the Petitions from the Counties of Dinwiddie and Chefterfield, therein mentioned, be rejedted. The laft Refolution being alfo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the

Houfe agree

thereto,

Refolved in the Affirmative.

Upon a Motion made.


<

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill To prohibit the Juftices of the County Dinwiddie from obliging the Juftices of the County of Chefterfield to join with them in building a Bridge a-crofs Appomattox River, at Browder's Ifland, and it is referred to M' Cary to prepare and bring in the lame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven ''Clock.
Ordered,
of

>^^hmsba^.

tl)e I4tl)

of 5ttarcl).
Planters,

32

(Beo.

II.

1759.

A
faid

Petition of

fundry Merchants,

and

others, refiding

to York River, fetting forth, that the Warehoufes at Page's


in the

on and trading and Crntchfield's

County of Hanover, for the Infpe(5lion of Tobacco, are very inconveniently fituated and that the Petitioners are under great Difficulties, Trouble and Expence, in fending their Tobacco from thence to be fhipped for Exportation, occafioned by the Sands in the River Pammikey, on which the faid Warehoufes are eftablifhed, and the difficult Navigation thereof by which Means Ships are frequently delayed and prevented from proceeding on their Voyages to Great Britain, for Want of the Tobacco they muft wait for from thofe Warehoufes; And praying, that the faid Warehoufes may be fuppreffed, and new ones ere(5ted in their Stead at the Town of Newcaftle, in the
;

County. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the faid County of Hanover, in Oppofition thereto; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances that they do examine into the feveral Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. M'' Harrifon, from the Committee of Trade, reported, that the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration the Bill For further continuing an A(5t,
;

An Ad for further continuing certain Ads of Affembly therein mentioned to them committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to, by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill with the Amendments be engrof f ed and read a third Time M'' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported,
intituled.
,

that the Committee had had under their Confideration divers Propofitions from feveral

them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again read, and are as follow.
Counties to
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition from the

47

Warehoufes for the Infpedlion of Tobacco may be eftablifhed on the Land of the Honorable Philip Ludwell Lee, Efq at a Place called Stratford Landing, in the faid County; that Machotique and Mattox Warehoufes may be put under one Infpedlion, and that the Infpecftors there may each be allowed ,30 a Year which will fave to the Publick ^q a Year which, with a Dedudlion oi 10 a. Year from the Salaries of the Infpedlors at Nomony Warehoufes, whofe bufmefs will be much

County

of Weftmoreland, praying, that

leffened, will afford

fufficient Salary for the Infpedlors at Stratford,


is

without any addi-

tional

Charge to the Publick,

reaf enable.

of the Merchants, Planters, Purchafers and Shippers, concerned in Tobacco brought to Cabin
it

Refolved,

That

is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition

Point,

92

praying the faid Hoiifes may be funk, and others ere<5led on the M' John Cocke, lower down the Creek, is reafenable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee that the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Cameron, in the County of Loudoun, praying that the Veftry of
Point Warehoufes,

Land

of

that Parifh

may

be diffolved,
it is

is

reafonable.

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petitions of the Inhabitants of the Parifli of Antrim, in the County of Halifax, praying that the Veftry of that
Refolved,

That

Parifh

may

be diffolved,

is

reafonable.

Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of James Douglas and Martin Hardin, praying that three Acres of Land, adjoining the Town of Dumfries, may be added thereto, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of Richard Blanks, praying a Ferry may be eftablifhed from his Land, in Lunenburg County, over Staunton River, at a Place called Bruaf's Ford, to the Land of an Orphan of James

Cocke, deceafed,
Refolved,

is

reafonable.
it is

That

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Propofition from the

Day, is reafonable. from the County of Halifax, praying they may be exempRefolved, That the Petition ted from paying the Taxes impofed by Law, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition from the County of Augufta, praying that the Sum diredled by Law to be paid by Pedlars for a Licenfe may be leffened, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition of divers trading People, fetting forth, that great Numbers of Pedlars from Pennfylvania import Rum, Wine, and other Commodities, without paying any Duty carry away Skins and Furs in the fame Manner, and carry great Sums of Money in Specie out of the Colony and praying the Law concerning Pedlars may be amended, is reafonable. The firft Refolution being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put, that the Houfe

County

of Effex, to alter that Court

agree thereto,
Refolved, in the Affirmative.

The

fecond Refolution being


thereto.

aKo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put, that the

Houfe agree

It paffed in the Negative.

That the Petition therein mentioned be rejected. Then the feveral other Refolutions were read a fecond Time, and the Queftion being feverally put, that the Houfe agree thereto,
Refolved,
Refolved, in the Affirmative.

That a Bill or Bills, be brought in, purfuant to the firft Refolution and is referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in the
Ordered,
;

fame.
lutions

Alfo

Ordered,
;

That a
it is

Bill,

or

Bills,

and

referred to the
St.

the Veftry of the Parifh of the fame.


Ordered,

be brought in, purfuant to the third and fourth RefoCommittee appointed to bring in a Bill For diffolving Anne, in the County of Albemarle, to prepare and bring in

That

it

the

Towns

of Frederick fbnrg

be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee to whom the Bill For enlarging and Winchefter, is committed, that they receive a Claufe,
fifth

or Claufes, purfuant to the


in

Refolution.

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee to whom it is referred to bring a Bill For eftablifhing feveral new Ferries, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the fixth Refolution. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the feventh and tenth Refolutions, and it is referred to the Committee for Courts of Juftice to prepare and bring in the fame.
M--

93

That the faid Committee had had under their further Confideration the Petition from the County of Lunenburg, praying the faid County may be divided, by a Line to be run from Byrd's Mill to the Head of Nottoway, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and difagreed to by the Houfe. Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejedled. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Walthoe.
alfo reported,

M' Carter

That they have agreed


intituled.

to the Bill, intituled,

An Adl

for further continuing

an Adl,
not

An

A(5l for

laying an additional

Duty on

Rum

and other

dif tilled Spirits,

being of the Produce of his Majefty's Sugar Iflands.

Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad; to explain an A(5l, intituled, An Adl to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money, for the enfuing Year. Alfo
to the Bill, intituled,

An

A(5l for

continuing an Adl, intituled.

An

Adl for the


the

better regulating and difciplining the Militia.

Alfo
jtoo per

to the

Refolve

of this

Houfe

for allowing

William Hunter, Printer,

Sum

of

Annum,

for the Services therein mentioned.

That the Treafurer of this Colony lay his Accounts before the Houfe. M' Robinfon, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For vefting certain Lands, in the County of Hanover, in Philip Whitehead Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next and for raifmg the Sum of 26,298. 17. 8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting, and providing for the
Ordered,
;

fame.
Refolved,

That

this Hotife will refolve itfelf into

a Committee upon the faid

Bill,

on

Friday next. Upon a Motion made.


fuch Claims and Accounts as fhall be prefented to this Houfe, during this Seffion, relating to the Expedition againft the Shawnefe, and alfo of the Militia
Ordered,

That

all

drafted out to the Protedlion of the Frontiers of this Colony, yet remaining unadjiofted, be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims.

Upon a Motion made,


will receive no Petitions or Claims after this Day Se'ennight. the Juftices and others of the Covmty of Fairfax, in Oppofition to a Petition therein faid to be certified to this Affembly, praying that 22000 lbs. of Tobacco

Refolved,

That this Houfe

Petition! of

may
and

be levied on the faid Juftices, which was by them heretofore levied of the Inhabitants of that County, for building a Wharf? at Alexandria, was prefented to the Houfe
read.

Ordered,

Grievances

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and That they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

Inhabitants of the Coimty of Loudoun to pay their public Dues Money, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M'' Francis Lightfoot Lee, M'' Hambleton, and M"' Walker. M'' Pendleton reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill to dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Tunftal Banks is feized, and for fettling other Lands, and certain Slaves, therein mentioned, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, wascommitted, had examined, into the Allegations thereof, 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

A Bill To enable the

and

Officers Fees in

Amendments,

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Amendments, in at the Table, where the Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. M'' Blaiid, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration the Petition of Tom Step, Billy John, School Robin, and Aleck Scholar, Nottoway Indians, to them referred, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution 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 follow:
It appears to your Committee that the faid four Indians were in the Service of this Colony, and did behave themfelves with great Bravery during the laft Campaign, particularly the faid Tom Step, who diftinguifhed himfelf very remarkably in the A<5lion before Fort Du Quefne, under the Command of Major Grant; and that they are now

and Families, occafioned by their Abfence from Summer. Refolved, That the faid Tom Step ought to be allowed ;;io, and the other three Indians ^ each, as a Reward for their Service, during the laft Campaign, and to purchafe neceffary Subfiftance for themfelves and Families. Ordered, That it be an Inftrucftion to the Committee of Claims to make Allowances in the book of Claims purfuant to the faid Refolution. Ordered, That the faid feveral Sums of Money be lodged in the Hands of the Members for the County of Southampton, to be by them laid out in Neceffaries for the faid Indians. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That the Treafurer be defired to purchafe a Silver Gorget and a Suit of Cloths, to be prefented to Captain Thomas Step, one of the Nottoway Indians, as a Mark of Diftindlion, and as a Reward for his brave and gallant Behaviour during the laft
deftitute of Subfiftance for themfelves

Home

the laft

Campaign.

County of Hanover, fetting forth. That the County, and the inconvenient Situation of the Court Houfe, render great Extent of that it very incommodious for the Petitioners to attend their Biofinefs there, and praying that the faid Coimty be divided, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be refeiTed to the Confideration of the next Seffion
Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the
of Affembly.

Claim of Benjamin Edmondfon 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 M"' Robin fmi, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For vefting certain Lands, belonging to the Pamunkey Indians, in Truftees, to be leafed out for their Benefit, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad to regulate the Price of Indian Corn, in the prefent Scarcity, was read the third Time and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Cabbell do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

the Book

of Claims.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Bl)urs6ay, t^e 15 tl) of 5tlarcb. 32 (Beo. IL 1759, HE Treafurer, according to Order, laid his Accounts before the Houfe.
Ordered,

That the

faid

Accounts do

lie

on the Table,

for the Perufal of the

Members

of this Houfe.
Street,

Claim of John

Jun. for taking

up a Deferter therein mentioned was

95
;

was prefented to the Houfe and received and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims. M*^ Harrifon, from the Committee of Trade prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For further continuing an A{51, intituled, An Ad for continuing fo much of the Ad of Affembly, intituled, An Ad for the Encouragement and Protedion of the Settlers upon the Waters of the Miffiffippi, as relates to the raifing and impofing, colleding and paying the Duties therein mentioned, and for other Furpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported, That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration the Petition of William Iftobe, to them referred, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the faid Refolution was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment; and the faid Report and
;

Refolution are as follow:

Your Committee upon examining into the Petition of the faid William I ftobevf asnot any Evidence to prove the Truth of the Allegations thereof, other than that it appeared by a Certificate from John Afhby, Captain of oneof the ranging Companies, that the Petitioner was enlifted as a Ranger in the faid Company, the eighth of September, 1755, and continued in the Service until the firft of April, 1756, when he was taken Prifoner by the French or their Indians and at that Time there was due to him two Months Pay, which he has not received. And that by the Information of one of the Members of this Houfe, who lived near the Petitioner's Place of Abode, in the Covmty of Prince William, before his enlifting as a Ranger, that from the Time of his being taken Prifoner to the Time of his Return Home, was near twenty-two Months, nineteen Months of which Time the Petitioner alledged he was a Prifoner in the Goals of Fort Du Quefne, Montreal, and Quebec, and fuffered great Hardfhips and thereupon, Refolved, That the Petitioner ought to be allowed the Sum oi 21 for his Pay, and as a Recompence for the Injuries he fuflfered during his Captivity and Imprifonment. Ordered, That it be an Inftru(5lion to the Committee of Claims to make the faid Allowance in the Book of Claims. M' Charles Carter, 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
able to colledl
; ;

read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again read,

and are as follow Refolved, That


on the Land
Refolved,

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, that the Petition from the Coimty

of Culpeper, praying that a

Town may
is

be eftablifhed at the Court Houfe of that County,

of Robert Coleman,

reaf enable.

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the

County

of Lunenburg, praying that a


is

Town may
reafonable.

be eftablifhed where the Country's

Magazine

eredled in that County,

is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the County of Halifax, praying that a Town may be eftablifhed on the Land of James
Refolved,
it is

That

Roberts, Jun.

is

reafonable.

it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petitions from the Counties of Culpeper and Orange, praying that the Owners of Mills on the Rapidan River

Refolved,

That

may

be obliged to

make

Slopes in their Mill

Dams

to let Fifh pafs

up the River,

is

reafonable.
Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That that Part of the Petition from the County of King George, praying that the Duty on Slaves may be leffened, is

reafonable.
Refolved,

That

it is

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

Petition, praying that Purchafers of Convidts

may

be obliged to give Security for their


Refolved,

good behaviour, be rejedled.

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the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the Covmty of Elizabeth City, praying the Fees of Pilots may be regulated and eftablifhed by Law, be rejed;ed. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the Cotmty of Lunenburg, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Land of Frartcis Wagftaff, over Roanoke River, to the Land of Richard Palmer, is reafonable.
Refolved,

That

it

is

Refolved,

That

it is

Royfter, praying that a Ferry


reje<5led.

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition of William may be eftablifhed over the faid River from his Land, be

The

four

firft

Refolutions being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion feverally put

that the Houfe agree thereto, Refolved in the Affirmative.

The
erally
It

fifth

and

fixth

Refolutions being aKo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion fev-

put that the Houfe agree thereto,


paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That That

fo

much
much

the

Duty on Slaves
Refolved,

may

of the Petition from the Cotmty of King George, praying be leffened, be rejedled.
of the faid Petition

fo

from the Covmty

of

King

George, in the

fixth Refolution mentioned, praying that Purchafers of Convidls

may

be obliged to give

Security for their good Behaviour,

is

reafonable.

Then the

three laft Refolutions

being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion feverally

put that the Houfe agree thereto,


Refolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered,

That a
;

Bill

fourth Refolutions

and

alfo to fo

or Bills be brought in purfuant to the firft, fecond, third, and much of the Petition from the County of King George,

as relates to the obliging Purchafers of Convids to give Security for their good Behaviour; and it is referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and

bring in the fame.


Ordered,

It is alfo

bring in
Claviies

That a Bill For


then the

be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee to whom it is referred to eftablifhing feveral new Ferries, that they receive a Claufe or
it

purfuant to the eighth Refolution.

And

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

o'Clock.

Trl6ar.

tb<i

I6t^ of ittarcb.

32

<Beo. IL 1759.
of his

A
;

Petition of

John

Bafkerville, fetting forth.

That a Slave

was

lately

com;

mitted to Goal on Sufpicion of poifoning fome of his Neighbours Negroes but before the Day appointed for his Trial the faid Slave perifhed in Goal, the Weather being then feverely cold, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe,

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Claim of Richard Stephen fcm, for a Servant

Man

inlifted into the

Royal American

Regiment, with a Certificate thereof, and aKo a Valuation of his Time of Service due, according to Law, thereto annexed, 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.

Thomas Bridgeforth, praying that an Adl may pafs to impower him through the Marfli belonging to Maximilian Robin foti, in the County Caufeway to make a of Effex, oppofite to the Petitioner's Land, in Order to render the Paffage over Rappahannock River at all Times pradlicable, expeditious and convenient; and after the fame fhall be compleated to eftablifh a public Ferry from his Landing to the faid Caufeway. and

Petition of

[97
and with the Benefit thereof to
his landing,

himfelf, and alo from the faid Caufeway back again to with the like Privilege, as long as the faid Maximilian Robinfon and his Heirs fhall permit the fame, and refufe to keep it themfelves, was prefented to the Houfe

and read.
Ordered,
it is

That a

referred to M''

be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame.
Bill

tlie faid

Petition

and

A Petition of Robert Armiftead, Gentleman, fetting forth, That a Ferry was formerly kept over Rappahannock River, from Fox's old Plantation in Lancafter to Week's in Middle fex; which on the Application of Baldwin Matthew Smith, was fome Years ago
put down, and a Ferry eftablifhed from Teague's, in the faid County of Lancafter, to the lower Side of Parrott's Creek, Middle fex, but that Ferry was never kept up. That
the Petitioner the old Ferry
of great
is now poffeffed of Fox's old Plantation aforefaid, and is defirous that may be re-eftablifhed there, and the new one fuppreffed, which will be Advantage to Travellers, and praying that an A(5l may pafs for that Purpofe,

was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame,
with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Upon a Motion made,
Ordered,
it is

That

it

referred to bring in a Bill

be an Inftrudlion to the Committee for Courts of Juftices to whom For altering the Covut Day of Effex County, to receive a

Claufe or Claufes for altering the Court

Day

of Spotfylvania County.

The Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next; and for raifmg the Sum of 26,298. 17. 8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting and providing for the fame and after fome Time fpent therein, M"^ Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they 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 on Wednefday next. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
;

Satur6ar.
A
Reprefentation

tl)e

\7X^ of ^Otarcl).

32

<Beo,

II.

1759.

of Adam Stephen, Efq; Lieu tenant -Colonel in the Virginia Regiment, in Behalf of the furviving Part of a Detachment of the faid Regi-Z ment, which was engaged in a Skirmish before Fort Du Quefne, under the Command of Major Grant, fetting forth That the faid Detachment being overpowered by Numbers of the Enemy, was obliged to retreat, with the Lofs of their Blankets and Shirts, and praying the Confideration of the Houfe, was prefented to the

/I

Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"" Wythe and M' Francis Lightfoot Lee That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their
;

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For appointing an Agent, and it is referred to M"" London Carter to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of David Williams, fetting forth, That he was one of the Militia drawn out for the Protection of the Frontiers, in which Service he continued better than two Months, when he returned Home, though without Leave, and praying that he may be allowed his Pay, having never yet received any. Alfo a Petition of fundry Freeholders, Houfekeepers, and others, Inhabitants on, and near the River Pamunkey, in the Counties of King William and Caroline, fetting
forth

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That they are greatly diftreffed, efpecially in thee Times of Scarcity, by Means of the Reftraint they are under from fetting up Weirs and Hedges for catching Fih in that River, and praying that they may have Liberty o to do. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Richmond, praying that an Adl may pais to reftrain Hogs from going at Large in the faid Town; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and the Queftion being feverally put that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee,
forth,
It paffed in the

Negative.

That the faid Petition be rejedled. M' Attorney, from the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of M"' John Bell, to them referred, complaining of an imdue Eledlion and Return of M"' Henry Peyton, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the Coimty of Prince William, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the faid Refolution was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe and the faid Report and Refolution are as follow At the beginning of this Seffion, your Committee fixed a certain Day for examining into the Allegations of the faid Petition, but the Petitioner, nor any Perfon in his Behalf appearing, nor any Depofitions being returned, Refolved, That the faid M'' Henry Peyton is duly eledled to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the faid County of Prince William. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That the Petition of the faid M' Bell, complaining of an \mdue Eledlion and Return of the faid M"^ Peyton, to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the Coimty of Prince William, is frivolous and vexatious. Ordered, That the faid M' Bell do pay unto the faid M"^ Peyton his Cofts occafioned by the faid Petition. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to regulate the faid Cofts, and to levy the fame on the Petitioner in the Book of Claims. M'' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For dividing the Coimty of Prince William, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Francis Lightfoot Lee reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill To enable the Inhabitants of the County of Loudoun to pay their public Dues and Officers Fees in Money, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a Third Time. M'' Charles Carter, 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 then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the Petition from the Inhabitants of the Parish of Bath, in the County
Refolved,
;

of Dinwiddie, praying that the Veftry of that Parifh

may

be diffolved,

is

reafonable.

That the Petition of John Bramham, Jun. praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from his Landing, in Orange County, over the Rapidan, to the Landing of Harbin Moore, in the County of Culpeper, is reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Prince William, praying the Warehoufes for the Infpedlion of Tobacco at Occoquan, in that County, may be difcontinued,
Refolved,
is

reafonable
Refolved,

That

fo

much

of the Petition of the Infpedlors at Quantico Warehoufes,

praying an additional Salary for their extraordinary


is

Trouble the two

laft

Years,

reafonable.
Refolved,

That the

Sum

of ten

Pounds

a-piece ought to be paid to each of the faid

Infpedlors, for their extraordinary Trouble in the faid

two Years.
Refolved,

. ;

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Refolved,

That the Refidue

of the

faid

Petition,

praying]

tlieir

Salaries

may

be

raifed for the future, be rejedled.

Refolved,

That the Petition

of the Infpedlors at

Hunting Creek Warehoufes, prayRocky Ridge Warelioufes, praying

ing their Salaries


Refolved,
their Salaries

may

be raifed, be rejeAed.
Infpe(5lors at
reje<5led.

That the Petition of the

may

be raifed, be

of that County,

That the Petition from the County of Fairfax, praying that the Juftices who levied the Charge of building a Wharff at the public Warehoufes, in Alexandria, upon the Inhabitants of that County, may be obliged to refund the fame
Refolved,
to the County,
is

reafonable.

That the faid Wharff ought to be vefted in the Truftees of the faid Town of Alexandria, and they be impowered to take Wharfage, and out of the Money arifmg thereby to pay the faid Juftices the Money fo by them to be refunded, and to apply the Overplus towards keeping the faid Wharff in Repair. Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Richmond, praying that Beckwith's Warehoufes for the Infpedlion of Tobacco may not be difcontinued, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Overwharton, in the Coimty of Stafford, praying that the Veftry of that Parifh may be divided, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Reprefentation from the County of Gloucefter, againft the Printer, for not fending the Laws to that Court in a reafonable Time, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petition of Robert Armiftead, praying that the Ferry appointed to be kept from Teagues, in the County of Lancafter, over Rappahannock River, to the the lower Side of Parrott's Creek, in the County of Middlefex, may be put down, and a Ferry appointed from Fox's old Plantation, in the faid County of Lancafter, over the faid River, to Week's Plantation, in the faid County of Middlefex, is reafonable. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom it is referred to bring in a Bill For diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Saint Anne, in Albemarle, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the firft Refolution. Alfo, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to whom it is referred to bring in a Bill For eftablifhing feveral new Ferries, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the fecond and laft Refolutions. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the third, ninth, and tenth Refolutions; and it is referred to the faid Committee to prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims, to make an Allowance
Refolved,
in the

Book of Claims, purfuant Upon a Motion made.

to the fifth Refolution.

from bringing in a Bill purfuant to the Prayer of the Petition from the Inhabitants of Winchefter, relating to Pedlars and it is referred to the Committee of Trade to prepare and bring in the faid Bill An Account of Philemon Waters, for Waggonage on his Majefty's Service.
Ordered,
for Courts of Juftice be difcharged
;

That the Committee

Alfo a Petition of Michael Talbot, praying to be allowed for a Horfe taken from him by the Enemy Indians, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received.
Ordered, That the faid Accoimt and Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their

Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till

Monday Morning

Eleven "'Clock.

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Claim of John Cofby, for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of Holt Richefon, for taking up a Deferter therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims.

loo ]

John Hobfon, letting forth, That he is now attending in Cuftody of the Serjeant at Arms, having as he is informed, unhappily incurred the Difpleafure of this Hoiofe, by his Condudl at the late Election of Burgeffes for the County of Lunenburg. That he had no Intention of violating the Freedom of Elections, and that if his Zeal to ferve his Friends on that Occafion led him into any indifcreet A(5lions, he is heartily forry for the fame, and humbly begs Pardon of this Houfe for his Offence, and fubmitinf^ himfelf to the Pleafure of the Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid John Hobfon be difcharged out of Cuftody, paying Fees. M'' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For diffolving feveral Veftries therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Bill For vefting certain Lands, in the County of Hanover, in Philip Whitehead Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Members for King William and Hanover

Petition of

Counties.

An engroffed Bill, intituled, An AA for reducing the feveral Ads made for laying an Additional Duty upon Liquors, into one Ad, was read the third Time, and the Blanks
therein
filled

up.
faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

Refolved,

That the Bill do pals. Ordered, That M'' Harrifon do carry up the

rence.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

pafs for eftablifhing a the Houfe and read.


Ordered,

Town on

County of Effex, praying that an Adl may the Lands of Thomas Ley, an Infant, was prefented to

Grievances

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and That they do examine into the matter thereof, and report the fame, with
County
of Fairfax, praying that

their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Petitions of fundry Inliabitants of the
A(ft

an
of

may

pafs for adding Part of the

County

of Prince William to the faid

County

Fairfax.

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Prince William to the fame Purpofe, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions do lie on the Table.

An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad to enable the Inhabitants of the County of Loudoun


Fees in Money, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M*^ Francis Lightfoot Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for
to

pay

their public

Dues and

Officers

their Concurrence.
M'' Charles Carter, froin the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported. That the Committee had had under their Confideration a Bill For continuing an Adl, intituled, An Ad for continuing an Ad, intituled,An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion againft Invafio-ns and Infurredions into one Ad, to them committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments be engroffed, and read a third Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad to dock the Intail of certain Lands, whereof Timftal Banks is feized, and for fettling other Lands, and certain Slaves, therein mentioned, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Braxton do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

rence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

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Petition

fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of St. Peter, in the County of many illegal and oppreffive Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh; and praying, that the fame may be diffolved, was prefentcd to the Houfe and read.
of

New

Kent, complaining of

be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of John Nafh, Jun. late a Captain of a Company of Militia, praying to be allowed for eight Guns, purchafed by him for the Ue of his faid Company. Alfo a Petition of Walter Stewart, fetting forth, that he adled as Brigade-Major of the Virgi^iia Troops, from the 7"' of JtitJe to the Appointment of Captain Robert Stewart to that Office, for which he has never received any Satiffadlion and praying to be allowed for the fame. Alfo a Petition of fundry Juftices of the County of Prince William, fetting forth, that they lately imported for the Ufe of the Militia of their Country (befides 100 Guns) 100 Pair of Highland Piftols, which they judged would be very ferviceable in Adlion, though they were not required by the Law then fubfifting, defcribing the particular Sort of Arms the Militia was to be provided with, of which Law they were then not acquainted, as the fame had never been publiflied amongft them, and praying that the faid Piftols may be received into the public Magazine, and fuch other Relief be granted as fliall be thought reafonable. Alfo a Petition of James Jeter, praying to be allowed for an Hogfhead of Tobacco refufed at Boiling's Point Warehoufes, but not picked and reprized before the faid Warehoufes were burned down, were feverally prefented to the Hotife and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Claims, that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to the Houfe. A Petition of Philip Johnfon, fetting forth, that by a late A(5l of Affembly fundry Lots laid off by the Petitioner were annexed to, and made Part of, the City of Williamfburg; but that for Want of proper Streets leading thereto, from the faid City, the faid Lots were inconvenient to the Purchafers that there were formerly f everal Streets belonging to the faid City, which run through the fame, extending to his Lands laid oflf as aforefaid, which have been fmce turned into Lots, and as fuch difpofed of by the Diredlors of the faid City, and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein. Alfo a Petition of the Infpedlors at Rocky Ridge Warehottfes, praying an Addition to their Salaries for the Years 1757 and 1758, in Confideration of the Increafe of the Quantity of Tobacco infpedted by them, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read and the Queftion being fe^'erally put, that the faid Petitions be referred to a Committee,
Ordered,
faid Petition
, ;

That the

It paffed in the

Negative.

That the faid Petitions be rejedled. M'' Bland, from the Committee of 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 then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as follow. Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of Jane Brown are true, and that fhe ought to be allowed 7 for the Horfe, Bridle and Sadie, in her Petition mentioned. Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of John M'Cowen are true, and that he ought to be allowed 6. 10 for his own Horfe, and S as Affignee of Charles Wilfon, for
Refolved,

another Horfe impreffed in the Service of the Colony. Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of Allan Mackrae, Merchant, are true, and that he ought to be allowed 6. 3. 9 for 884 lb. of Tobacco, damaged and loft out of the nine Hogfheads in his Petition mentioned, and 2. 5 for picking, packing and reprizing, the fame.
Refolved,

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deceafed, one of the under Sheriffs
fuftained
of

Refolved,

That the Executors

of

by that Part of theDepofit John Burk, the other under Sheriff in the faid Petition mentioned, be rejected, it appearing to this Committee that he was a Gainer by his Part of the Sheriff's CoUedlion of that County, after the Death of the faid James Taylor. Refolved, That the Petition of Thomas Penman, Keeper of the publick Goal, for enclofmg the Prifon Lots in the Manner mentioned in his Petition, be rejedted. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to make the feveral
of Caroline County, ought to be paid
in

James Taylor, 3 for the Lofs

their Petition mentioned;

and that the Petition

Allowances in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the faid Refolutions. Several Petitions from fundry Inhabitants of the County of Fairfax, in Oppofition to Petitions from other Inhabitants of that County, for adding Part of the County of Prince William to the faid County of Fairfax, and for altering the prefent Boundaries of the faid Counties of Prince William, Fairfax and Loudoun. Alfo feveral Petitions from fvmdry Inhabitants of the County of Prince William,
to the

80

fame Purpofe. Alfo a Petition from fundry Inhabitants of the County

of

Loudoun, to the fame

Purpofe.
faid

Alfo fundiy Petitions from divers Inhabitants of the Town of Alexandria, in the Covmty of Fairfax, to the fame Purpofe, were feverally prefented to the Houfe
read.

and

Ordered,

That the

faid Petitions

do

lye

on the Table.

Upon a Motion made.


That the Committee to whom the Bill For enlarging the Towns of Fredand Winchefter was committed, be difcharged from proceeding on their Amendments to the faid Bill, and the fame is committed to the Committee of Propofitions and
Ordered,
erick fburg

Grievances.

M' Wythe, from the Committee

to

whom

the Reprefentation of Lieutenant-Colonel

Adam
ment
the

Stephen, of the Virginia Regiment, in Behalf of the furviving Part of a Detachof that

Regiment which was engaged in a Skirmifh before Fort Du Quefne, under of Major Grant, was referred, reported. That the Committee had had the fame under their Confideration, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution 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 follow: It appeared to your Committee that the Forces commanded by Major Grant, in an Expedition againft Fort Du Quefne, when they approached that Place, by his Orders, left behind them their Baggage, leaft it might retard their March and encumber them in Time of Adtion: And that 100 Men of the Detachment from the Virginia Regiment, in the Skirmifh near the Fort, overpowered by a much fuperior Number of the Enemy, were compelled to retreat, with the Lofs of their Blankets and Shirts, which they have been fmce obliged to fupply out of their Pay; and thereupon, Refolved, That the faid furviving Part of the Detatchment of the Virginia Regiment ought to be allowed the Sum of ;ii75. Ordered, That the Treafurer's Accounts be referred to M"' Charles Carter, M"' Bland, M' Page, M^ Dudley Digges, M'' Harrifon, M'^ Pendleton, M.'^Cary, M'^ Lewis, TA^ George Johnfton, M' Thomas Lee, M"" Richard Henry Lee, and M'' George Mafon That they do examine into the feveral Articles thereof, and report the Balance as it fhall appear to

Command

them, to the Houfe. M' Pendleton, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To impower Thomas Bridgeforth to ereft a Caufeway through the Marfli
oppofite to his Land,

and

to receive Ferriages for tranf porting Paffengers to


firft

fuch Caufeway, and the fame was read the

and from Time, and ordered to be read a fecond

Time.

A Petition

of

James Cocke, Clerk

of the Treafury, praying

in Confideration of the

Encreafe of his

an Addition to his Salary, Bufinefs, was prefented to the Houfe and read.
Ordered,

[103]
furer's

That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the TreaAccounts are referred that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
Ordered,
;

An

engroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for continuing the

Ad

intituled.

An Ad

for the

and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Pur pofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Pendleton do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurbetter regulating

rence.

for reducing the feveral

An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredions into for one Ad, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their An
engroffed Bill, intituled,

Ads

Concurrence.
Ordered,

That there be a

Call of the
till

Houfe To-morrow.
"'Clock.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning Eleven

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SEVERAL Claims of
and received.

William Blakely, Michael Singleton, John Riggan, William Brown and Jofeph Perrin, for taking up Runaways, therein mentioned. Alfo the Claims of John Barratt, and Captain Pinkethman Hawkins, for taking up Deferters therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe

Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to allow the faid Claims in the Book of Claims. A Claim of Edmund Browder, for a Quantity of Tobacco picked and put in Bulk in Boiling's Warehoufes before the fame were burned, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims. A Petition of John Southerland and Michael Wallis, Surgeons, fetting forth, that, by Order of the County Lieutenant of Prince William, they attended one Ifaac Norman,

a Soldier who had been accidentally fhot by one of the Officers of the Regiment, and praying fuch Allowance as fhall be thought reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and
read.

Ordered,

That the

faid Petition be referred to the

examine into the Allegations thereof,


to the Hotife.

Committee of Claims that they do and report the fame with their Opinions thereupon,
;

Meffage from the Coimcil by M' Walthoe.


to the Bill, intituled.

That they have agreed

An

A(ft for

continuing the Adl for the


for other Purpofes therein

better regulating and colledling certain Officers Fees,

and

mentioned.
Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Ad; for further continuing an A<51, intituled An Act for reducing the feveral Adts for making Provifion againft Invafions and Infurredlions into

one Adl.
Alfo
to the Bill, intituled,

An Ad; to dock the

Intail of certain

Lands whereof Tunftal

Banks

is

feized,

and

for fettling other Lands,

and certain

Slaves, therein mentioned, of

greater Value, to the fame Ufes.

Alfo

to the Bill, intituled.

An Ad; for reducing the feveral Ads made for laying a Duty
without any Amendments.
refolve itfelf into a
of this

upon Liquors

into one

Ad,

The Order of the Day being read for the Houfe to upon the Bill For completing the Regiment in the Pay

Committee
be

Colony to looo Men, to

I04

be continued in the Service until the i"


Ordered,
this Colony.

Day

of December next,

of ;26, 298. 17. 8 for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting

and for raifmg the and providing, for the fame.

Sum

That

Claufes, for raifmg

it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, to receive a Claufe, or an additional Number of 500 Men, to be employed in the Service of

And then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumeJ the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, and made fome Amendments thereto, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had dire<Sled 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. Ordered, That M"^ Dandridge have leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe
till

Monday

next.

fundry Inhabitants of the vipper and lower Precincts of Chrift Church of Lancafier, fetting forth, that each Precinct of the faid Parifh, though but one, has hitherto adled separate from the other in all Parochial Matters, except fome few Particulars, with a Veftry of 12 Men belonging to each Part, which
Parifh, in the

A Petition of

County

frequently occafions Difputes and Controverfies and further, that fome of the faid Veftry have not fubfcribed to be conformable to the Doctrine and Difcipline of the Church of England, and praying that the faid Veftries may be diffolved, the two Precin<5ls united into one Parifh, and one Veftry appointed for the whole, was prefented
;

Houfe and read. That the faid Petition be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances; that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinons thereupon, to the Houfe. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
to the
Ordered,

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MR

La'ndon Carter, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, prefented to the

Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For altering the Court Days of the Coimties of Effex and Spotfylvania and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.
;

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To oblige the Owners of Mills on the River Rapidan, to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams for the Paffage of Fifli, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.

M' Charles

Carter,

61

The Order of the Day being read The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the
and for raifing the Sum of ;;26,298. 17.8, and providing for the fame and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"^ Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill imder their further Confideration, and made feveral other Amendments thereto, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had diredled 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. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances he difcharged from proceeding further on the Petition of fundry Merchants, Planters, and others, trading to York River, for removing the Warehoufes for Infpedlion of Tobacco from Crutchfield's and
Service imtil the
firft

Day

of December next;

for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting,

'OS ]

and Page's to Newcaftle.


Petition be put off
till

And

it is

further ordered, That the Confideration of the faid


"'Clock.

And

then the

next Seffion. Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven

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1759.

Committee upon the Bill For comof this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Ser\'ice until the firft Day of December next and for railing the Sum of 26,298. 17.8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting, and providing for the fame and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had diredled him to

The
;

Order of the

Day

being read
into a

The Houfe again refolved itfelf pleating the Regiment in the Pay

Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill on Tuefday next. M'^ Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To prohibit Mafters and Owners of Slaves to give general Licences to trade for themfelves, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Bill To impower Thomas Bridgforth to ere(5l a Caufeway through the Marfh oppofite to his Land, and to receive Ferriages for tranf porting Paffengers to and from fuch Caufeway, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Propofifor

move

tions

and Grievances.
County

Gaines reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill For vefting certain Lands of Hanover, in Philip Whitehead Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and Pui-pofes therein mentioned, was committed, had examined into the fame, and for other found the Allegations thereof to be true and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time.
M''

in the

M' Charles Carter, from tlie 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 then delivered in at the Table, where they were again read, and
are as follow:

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition of Benjamin Grymes, praying that he may be allowed to keep a Ferry from the public Quay in the Town of Frederickfbmg, to the Land of Anthony Strother, in the County of King George,
Refolved,

That

it is

be rejedled.
the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petitions of the Truftees and Directors of the Town of Frederickfbnrg, and of James Hunter, an Orphan, in
Refolved,

That

it is

Oppofition thereto, are reaonable.


Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Propofition from the

County

of Spotfylvania, for repealing the Adl of Affembly, intituled,

An Ad

for altering

the Place for holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition from the faid

County, in Oppofition thereto, is reafonable. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That fo much of the Petition of the Inhabitants of that Part of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, called the Lower Parifh, praying the Veftry of the faid Parifh may be difolved, is reafonable. Refolved That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That fo much of the faid Petition, praying that that Part of the faid Parifh of Suffolk, called the Lower Parifh, may eledt twelve Veftrymen, and that Part called Chuckatuck twelve others, be rejecfted.
,

Refolved,

to6

That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all the Donations in the to wit, that of Richard Bennett, the Elder, Efq; of Thomas mentioned, faid Petition Lilly, and of Richard Bennett, the Younger, Efq ought to be applied folely to the Relief of the Poor of that Part of the faid Parifh of Suffolk, called the Ix)wer Parifh, and to no other Ufe Whatfoever. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Inhabitants on each
Refolved,
;

Nanfemond River, in the faid Parifh of Suffolk, ought to chufe fix Veftrymen; and that when a Vacancy happens, the fame ought to be filled up by the Veftry, with an Inhabitant of the Parifh dwelling on that Side the River where the Vacancy happens
Side of
to be.
Refolved,

That

it is

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition of the Inhabi-

tants of the Refidue of the faid Parifh of Suffolk, in Oppofition to the Petition of the

Inhabitants of that Part of the faid Parifh, called the Lower Parifh, be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parifh of Chrift Church, in the County of Lancafter, praying the Veftry of

the faid Parifh

may

be diffolved,

is

reafonable.
feverally put

The two firft Refolutions being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion that the Houfe agree thereto,
Refolved
Ordered,
in

the

Affirmative.

off till

That the further Confideration of the third and fourth Refolutions be put To-morrow. The fifth, fixth, and feventh Refolutions being alfo read a fecond Time, and the Queftion feverally put that the Houfe agree thereto,
Refolved in the Affirmative.

The

eighth Refolution being alfo read a fecond

Time, and the Queftion put that

the Hotife agree thereto.


It paffed in the Negative.

Then the

ninth

and

tenth Refolutions being alfo read a fecond

Time, and the Quef-

tion feverally put that the

Houfe agree

thereto,

Refolved in the Affirmative.


Ordered,
lutions
;

That a
it is

Bill

or Bills be brought in purfuant to the

fifth

and feventh Refoin the fame.

and

referred to M'' Lemuel Riddick to prepare


till

and bring
'

And

then the Hoicfe adjourned

Tomorrow Morning Eleven

Clock.

Saturday.

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M
A
Coimty
M''

R Riddick,

prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For diffolving


firft

the Veftry of the Parifli of Suffolk, in the Coimty of Nanfemond, and for

other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the

Time, and

ordered to be read a fecond Time.


M"'

Meffage from the Coimcil by

Walthoe.

That they have agreed


of

to the Bill, intituled,

An

A(fb to

enable the Inhabitants of the

Loudoun to pay

their public

Dues and

Officers Fees in

Money, and for other

Purpofes therein mentioned.


Wythe, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For the better regulating Eaton's Charity School, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration feveral Petitions, and a Memorial, to them
referred,

and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read

in his Place,

and
then

loy

then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by
the Honfe, as follow:
Refolved,

That the Petition

of

James

Jeter be rejedled

it

appearing to this

Com-

mittee that the faid Jeter hath already been paid for the Hogfhead of Tobacco in his
Petition mentioned.
Refolved,

That the Allegations

of the Petition of
,?>^

John Bafkerville are true

and that

he ought to be allowed the


Refolved,

Sum Sum

of

for the Slave in his Petition mentioned.


;

That the Allegations That

he ought to be allowed the


Refolved,
relates to their

of the Petition of Michael Tebolt are true and that io, of for the Horfe in his Petition mentioned.

o much of the Petition of John own Pay, is reafonable; and that the

Moretofi

and Thomas Moreton, as


the

reft of the faid Petition, as to

Non-Commiffion Officers and private Men, be reje(5led. Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of John Sutherland and Michael Wallis, Surgeons, are true and that they ought to be allowed the Sum of 6, for their Services
of the
;

Pay

in the faid Petition

mentioned.
of the Juftices of the
Piftols, in the Petition

Refolved,

That the Petition

fonable

and that the

County of Prince William is reamentioned, which coft the Petitioners the

Sum

6. 8. current Money, will be ufeful to the Public. That the Memorial of Walter Stewart, a Captain in the firf t Virginia Regiment is reafonable and that he ought to be allowed the Sum oi 2-j. lo for his Pay as BrigadeMajor to the Virginia Troops from the feventh of June to the first of Auguft laft paft. Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of Thomas Hall are true and that he ought to be allowed the Sum of 6. 5, with Intereft thereon according to the Adl of Affembly, for the Hogfhead of Tobacco in his Petition mentioned, which was burnt at

of ,2$T. Refolved,

Boiling's Point Warehoufes.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Petition of John Nafh, Jun. be rejedted. That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee to make the feveral Allowof Claims purfuant to the fecond, third, fourth, fifth, fixth, feventh,

ances in the
M''

Book

and eight Refolutions.


Agent, and the fame was read the

Randolph, according to Order, prefented to the Houfe, a Bill For appointing an firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. The faid Bill was read a fecond Time. Upon a Motion made,
Ordered,

That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. M^ Charles Carter, 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 then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Effex, praying that a Town may be eftabhflied on the Land of Thomas Ley, an Infant, on Rappahannock River, in the faid
Count)',
is

reafonable.

That the Petition from the County of Halifax, praying that Warehoufes for may be eredled on the Confluence of the Rivers Dan and Staunton, on the Land of the Honorable William Byrd, Efquire, be rejedted. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudtion to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill For enlarging the Towns of Frederickfbtirg and Winchefter, is committed,
Refolved,

the Infpedlion of Tobacco

that they receive a Claufe or Claufes purfuant to the

firft

Refolution.

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,
pofitions
off till

That the Confideration of the two Refolutions from the Committee of Proand Grievances, made Yefterday, and referred to be confidered this Day, be put
then the

Tuefday next.

And

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Mormng

Eleven "'Clock.

ytionba'^.

io8

:Jlton6a^ t^e 26tb of yttavci),

32

<&eo. IL

1759.

For vefting certain Lands belonging to the Pamunkey Indians in Truftees, to be leafed out for their Benefit, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. M"" Bland, iTom the Committee of Claims, reported, that the Committee had, according to Order, had under their Confideration the Petition of William Alcock and Nicholas Ware, Inf pedlors at Conway's Warehoufe and the Petition of William Garrard, to them referred; and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then 'delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Hotife, as follow: Refolved, That the Allegations of the Petition of the faid Williayn Alcock and Nicholas Ware are true, and that they ought to be paid ;^i8. 19. 6 which they paid to the Owners of the 2050 lbs. of Tobacco, which was ftolen out of the Warehoufes, after the fame were broke open. Refolved, That the Petition of William Garrard be reje<5led, it not appearing to this Committee that the Horfes mentioned in the faid Petition were employed in the Service
Bill
;

of the Colony.

be an InftrucSlion to the Committee of Claims to make an Allowance in the Book of Claims, purfuant to the firft Refolution. A Bill For the better regulating Eaton's Charity School was read a fecond Time, and
Ordered,

That

it

Wythe, and the Members for Elizabeth City County. Owners of Mills, on the River Rappidan, to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams for the Paffage of Fifh, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances.

committed to

M""

Bill

To

oblige the

For dividing the Coimty of Prince William was read a fecond Time. That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third time. Ordered, That the feveral Petitions from the feveral Counties of Prince William Fairfax and Loudoun, for and againft the Divifion of the faid County of Prince William, prefented to the Houfe on the 19*'' and 20* Inftants, and ordered to lye on the Table, be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances that they do examine into the Matter of the faid Petitions, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereupon, to
Bill

Ordered,

the Houfe.

Meffage from the Governor was


of the

deli^'ered

by

M''

Walthoe.

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen


The Governor commands Chamber.

Houfe

of Burgeffes, of

the

immediate Attendance

your Houfe in the Council

Accordingly, M' Speaker, with the Hotife, went

up and being
;

returned, he reported,

that he with the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber, where his

Honor was
Honorable

pleafed to fignify to him, that he had juft received a Letter from the Right
M"'

Pitt, dated at Whitehall the 29'* of December laft, by one of his War, Majefty's Ships of fent Exprefs to this and the other Governments on the Continent which Letter he had delivered to him, and defired him to lay it before this Houfe. at the fame Time recommending it to their immediate Confideration and he delivered the faid Letter in at the Table, where it was read. Ordered, That the faid Letter be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of the whole Houfe, to whom the Bill For completing the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to looo Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next, and for raifing the Sum of 26,298. 17.8 for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting and providing

Secretary

committed. M' Bland, from the Committee of public Claims, reported, that the Committee had examined and confidered all the publick Claims which had been laid before them this
for the fame,
is

Seffion

I09

Seffion,

and agreed upon a Report, which he had entered


in at the Table.

in a

Book, and he delivered

the

Book

That the faid Report do lye on the Table. For encouraging Arts and Manufa(5lures was read a fecond Time, and committed to M' Charles Carter, M' George Johnfttm, M^ Francis Lightfoot Lee and M' Bland. A Bill For diffolving feveral Veftries therein mentioned was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the faid Committee, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes, for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Chrift Church, in the County of Lancafter, purfuant to the Refolutions of the faid Committee, agreed to by the Ho\ie on Friday laft. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for vefting certain Lands, in the County of Hanover, in Philip Whitehead Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Gaines do carry up the faid Bill to the Council fortheirConcurrence. And then the Hotife adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,
Bill

I3uc56a^ tbe27t!) of

5tlarcl).

32

(Bco.

II.

1759

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill To impower Bernard Moore, Gentleman, adling Executor of the Will of John Spotfwood, Efq; to apply the Rents and Profits of the entailed Eftate whereof he died feized, to the Payment of the Debts and Legacies of his Father Major-General Spotfwood, deceafed and it is referred to M'' Wythe to prepare and bring in the fame. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for appointing an Agent, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.
;

UPON

a Motion made,

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M"' Charles Carter do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the two Refolutions (Part of the Report) from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances made on Friday laft, and referred to be confidered this Day; and the faid Refolutions being again read, and the
Queftion feverally put, that the Houfe do agree thereto. It paffed in the Negative.
Refolved,

That the Propofition from the County

of Spotfylvania, in the firft of the

Adl of Affembly, intituled, An Ad for altering the Place for holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, is reafonable. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolution, and it is referred to M"' Lewis and M'' William Waller to prepare and bring in the fame.
faid Refolutions mentioned, for repealing the

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next and for raifmg the Sum of 26,2()2,. 17. 8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting, and providing for the fame. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid
;

Bill

To-morrow. Bill For further continuing the

A<51, intituled.

An Ad

for reviving the

Slaves, to he paid by the Buyers, for the

Term

therein mentioned,

Duty upon was read a fecond Time.

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill be engroffed,

and read a third Time.

An ingroffed

Bill, intituled.

An Ad for vefting certain Lands belonging to the Pamunfor their Benefit,

key Indians in Truftees, to he leafed out Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

was read the third Time, and the

Ordered,

"o]

That M' Gaines do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. M' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Saint Peter, in the Counties of New Keyit and James City, praying the Veftry of the faid Parifh may be diffolved, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Hovife, as follows: Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejedled. A Motion was made for Leave to bring in a Bill For diffolving the County of Hampfhire, and re-uniting it to the County from whence it was taken and the Queftion being
Ordered,
;

put thereupon,
It

paffed in the Negative.


then the

And

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

"'Clock.

Wubmsba^,

tl)e

2Stl) of yttavcl),

32

<Beo.

II.

1759.

70

Lewis prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For repealing the A&, for altering the Place for holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of 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 put off till To-morrow. M' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To put Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the County of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedtion for erecfting a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M"' Harrifon, from the Committee of Trade, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For reducing the feveral Acfts for licenfmg Pedlars, and preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Skins and Furs into one Ad; and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Meffage from the Council by M'' Walthoe.
;
;

MR.

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adt for appointing an Agent, with fome Amendments, to which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Adt for vefting certain Lands, in the County of Hanover, Philip Whitehead Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, and for other Purpofes therein in mentioned, without any Atnendments.

The Houfe immediately proceeded


were agreed
to.

to the Confideration of the


:

Amendments

pro-

pof ed by the Council to the Bill For appointing an Agent

and the fame being read

Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and infom^ them thereof. The Order of tlie Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to one Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next, and for raifing

the

Sum

of

;i<^26,298.

17. 8, for recruiting, clothing, ful)fifting,

and providing

for the

fame.

That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill To-morrow. M' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For appointing feveral new Ferries and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M'
Refolved,
;

III ]

M' Carter alfo reported, That the faid Committee had made feveral Amendments to the Bill For enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, to them committed, which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table, where they were again read. Ordered, That the faid Bill be recommitted to the faid Committee. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

T5[)msba^, tbe 29tl) of 5ttarcb.

32

(Beo. U.

1759.

THE
the

Order of the

Day being read

The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to one Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next and for raifmg
;

and providing for the fame; and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M*^ Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their further Confideration, together with M' Secretary Pitt's Letter, to the faid Committee referred and that they had made feveral Amendments to the faid Bill, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place, and then delivered them in at the Table, where they were again read, and Part thereof agreed to, with an
26,298.
17. 8,

Sum of

for recruiting,

clothing,

fubfifting,

Amendment.
Ordered,

That the further Confideration

of the faid

Amendments be put

off till

ToTo-

morrow.
Ordered,

That the further Confideration of the Book of Claims be put

off till

morrow.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

^viba^.

tl)e

30tl) of ^Jttarcl).

32

(bzo. U.

1759.

For repealing the A&, for altering the Place for hold ing Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad jor further continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad for reviving the Duty upon Slaves, to be paid by the Buyers, for the Term therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"" Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their
Bill

Concurrence.

A Meffage from the Coimcil


That they have agreed
to the

by

M''

Walthoe.

to the Bill, intituled,

An

A(5l for vefting certain

Lands, belonging

Pamunkey
to

Indians, in Truftees,

to be leafed out for their Benefit, with fome


this

Amendments,

which they defire the Concurrence of

Houfe.
the Deficiencies of Part
;

A
of the

Motion was made for Leave to bring in a

Bill

To fupply

Fund

appropriated for the Redemption of the Treafury Notes


Negative.

and the Quef tion

being put thereupon,


It paffed in the
M""

Bland, from the Committee of Claims, reported. That the Committee had, accord-

ing to Order, had under their Confideration the Accounts for

Damages done hy the Indians

which were returned to this prefent Seffion by the feveral Commiffioners, according to the Dire(5lions of the Adl of Affembly in September laf t and aKo the Accounts for Horfes
;

loft

XI2 ]

on the Shaivnefe Expedition and the Accounts for Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia, which have not been before fettled and allowed; and had agreed upon a Report, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Report do lie on the Table, for the Perufal of the Members of
loft
;

this

Houfe.

The Houfe proceeded to the further Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Committee of the whole Houfe, to the Bill For compleating the Regiment in the Pay of this Colony to One Thoufand Men, to be continued in the Service until the firft Day of December next; and for raifmg the Sum of 2t,2()?>. 17. 8, for recruiting, clothing, fubfifting, and providing for the fame and the reft of the faid Amendments being again read, were agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and read
;

a third Time. A Motion was made for Leave to bring in a Bill To oblige the Importers of Slaves, for their own Ufe, to pay a Duty; and the Queftion being put thereupon. It paffed in the Negative. Ordered, That M'' Green have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Hotife for the Remainder of this Seffion, and M"" Randolph till this Day Se'nnight. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the Book of Claims be put off till To-

morrow.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

5atur6aY

tl)e

3Ut

of !Jllarcb.

32

(Bco. IL 1759.
and Grievances, prefen-

MR
M"'

Cliarles Carter,

from the Committee

of Propofitions

Juftices of Fairfax quantity of Tobacco, and for other Purpofes therein to refund to the County a mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a

ted to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill

To oblige the

fecond Time.
Carter alfo reported, That the faid Committee had, according to Order, had

under their Confideration the Bill To impower Thomas Bridgforth to ere<5l a Caufeway through the Marfh oppofite to his Land, and to receive Ferriages for tranfporting Paffengers to and from fuch Caufeway, 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 they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Then the Queftion being put that the faid Bill be engi-offed, and read a third Time,
It paffed

in the Negative.

That the faid Bill be rejedled. Motion made, Upon a Ordered, That the Speaker do tranfmit to Colonel Peter Schuyler, of the Jerfeys, the Thanks of this Houfe, for his unparalelled Tendemefs and Humanity to Captain Robert Stobo and feveral other Inhabitants of this Colony, who have been, and ftill are unfortunate Prifoners in Canada and that the Treafurer of this Colony do, by the firft convenRefolved,
;

ient Opportunity, remit to

him the

full

Amount

of his Account,

now

laid before this

Houfe, with Intereft from the Time the Money was advanced. M"' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to
the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill

To

oblige the Purchafers of Convicfls to give Securi-

ty for their good Behaviour, and the fame

was read the

firft

Time, and the Queftion being

put that

it

be read a fecond Time,


Negative.
of the

It paffed in the

Refolved,
Tlie

That the faid Bill be rcjefted. Houfe proceeded to the Confideration


tlic Bill,

Council

tf)

intituled.

An Ad

for vefting certain Lands, belonging to the

Amendments propofed by the Pamunkey


Indians,

C"3]
Indians, in Truftees,
to be leafed

out for their Benefit,

and the fame being

read,

were

agreed
thereof.

to.

Ordered,

That

M""

Pendleton do go up with a Meffage to Council, and inform

them

An

engroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

jot repealing the

Ad

for altering the Place for

holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania,


Refolved,

was read a

third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Leivis do carry up the aid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. M'' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill To obHge the Owners of Mills, on the River Rapidan, to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams for the Paffage of Fifh, was committed, had had the fame under their Confideration, 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 faid Amendments were again twice read, and Part agreed to, and the reft difagreed to. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be engroffed, and read
a third Time.
Ordered,

That the further Confideration Houfe adjourned


till

of the

Book

of Claims be put off

till

To-

morrow.

And

then the

Monday Morning

Eleven "'Clock.

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tl)e

2n6

of 'Z^Vprll

32

(Beo. U.

1759.

THE
M"'

Houfe refumed the adjourned Confiderationof the Book of Claims, and other Part thereof was read, and agreed to. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Book be put off
To-morrow.

till

Charles Carter, 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 then delivered in at theTable, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow
fax,

That the feveral Petitions from the Cotmties praying that Part of the faid County of Prince William
Refolved,

of Prince William

may be added
of

to the

and FairCounty

of Fairfax, be rejefted.

Refolved,

That the feveral Petitions from the Counties

Fairfax and Prince


the

William, in Oppofition thereto, are reafonable. Refolved, That the Petition from the County of Prince William, praying that
faid

if

Countv

is

divided two Thoufand Tithables


,

may

be

left in

the faid Cotmty, be

rejedled.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That Leave be given to bring


of Affembly,

in a Bill

Money, for this prefent Seffion


bring in the fame.

and

it is

For paying the Burgeffes Wages in referred to M'' Bland to prepare and

An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad for granting an Aid to his Majefty for the better Protedion and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.
Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Charles Carter do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

That M"^ Wafhington have Leave to be abfent from the Service Houfe for the Remainder of this Seffion. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

of this

'Duesda^.

"4]

XDUQ^sba^,

tl)e

3r6 of T^Vprll. 32 (Beo. U. 1759.

Houfe proceeded to the further Confideration of the Book of Claims, and other Part thereof was read, and agreed to. Ordered, That the further Confideration of the faid Book be put off till To-morrow. M"' Attorney, from the Committee of Privileges and Elecftions, reported, That the Committee had had under their Confideration the Information againft M'' Thomas Johnfon, to them refen-ed; examined into the Matter thereof, agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and with an Amendment made and agreed to by the Houfe, is as follow It appears to this Committee, by the Evidence of feveral Witneffes, who were folemnly examined upon Oath, That M"' Johnfon, at his own Houfe, on the Evening of Louifa Court Day, in the Month of November laft, introduced a Difcourfe concerning M'' Walker's Conduct as a Contractor for Provifions, and concerning the Proceedings of the Houfe of Burgeffes in the Seffion held the September before in which Difcourfe, among other Things, he faid, "That M'' Walker had cheated the Country out of eleven n Hundred Pounds and being afked how it was poffible for M'' Walker to impofe upon fo many Gentlemen as the Houfe of Burgeffes confifted of, and yet not only continue in Office, but be courted fo to do; anfwered, "You know little of the Plots, Schemes, and Contrivances that are carried on there; in fhort, one holds the Lamb while the other fkins; many of the Members are in Places of Truft and Profit, and others want to get in, and they are wilHng to affift one another in paffing their Accounts; and it would furprize any Man to fee how the Country's Money is fquandered away, which he had ufed his Endeavours to prevent, and could never fucceed but once, and that to a trifling Amoimt. That when the Clerk's Salary was propofed, he walked through the Burgeffes, and nodded to his Creatures or Partizans on each Side, who followed him out of the Houfe That he, M'' Johnfon, alfo received a Nod, which he difregarded, but being afterwards particularly beckoned to went out, and was follicited by M"' Randolph, the Clerk, and many of the Members, to be for the largeft Sum which was propofed for the Clerk's Salary, which he refufed, but moft of the other Members went in and voted for the largeft Sum, which was carried." Refolved, That the aforementioned words, fpoken by M"' Johnfo^i, are faKe, fcandalous, and malicious, and refledl highly on the Honor of the Houfe. And a Debate thereon arifmg, and the Queftion being put that the Houfe do agree to the faid Refolution, the Houfe divided,
;

THE

;,

Yeas, 37, Noes, 32,


Refolved in the Afhrmative.
it was accordingly That the Speaker be direcled to reprimand the faid M' Johnfon, in his Place, his Offence, mentioned in the faid Refolution. M'' Johnfon was accordingly called in, and M"' Speaker, from the Chair, did repri-

And

thereupon, a Motion was made, and

Ordered,

for

mand

him, in his Place, accordingly.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That

it

regulate and fettle

be an Inftruftion to the Committee of Privileges and Elections to the Cofts and Charges accruing on the information againft the faid
M"^

M' Johnfon.

Meffage from the Council by

Walthoe.

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl for granting an Aid to his Majefty, for the better Protection and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein

mentioned.
Alfo

"5

Alfo to the for reviving the


tioned.

Bill, intituled.

An

Adl for further continuing the Adt,

intituled,

An

Adt

Duty upon

Slaves, to be paid

by the Buyers,

for the

Term

therein

men-

Upon a Motion made.


That John Buchanan, of Augnfta, do, within three Months from this Time, Commiffioners, in William [burg, appointed by an Adl of Affembly for with the fettle that Purpofe, his Account of the Provifions by him purchafed for the Cherokee Indians,
Ordered,

and render to them an exadl Account how the fame was applied and to whom delivered. M' Nicholas, from the Committee api)ointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To amend an Adt,, intituled. An Act jor regulating Ordinaries and Reftraint of tipling Houfes, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond
,

Time.
engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for dividing the County of Prince William, was third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. the read Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Henry Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

An

rence.

And then

the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Xi^e6ites6ar, t^e 41^ of ^^V^prll. 32. <Beo. U. 1739.

A
A

Member returned upon a new Writ, 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 aKo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. Bill For appointing feveral new Ferries, was read a fecond Time, and committed
and
M'' Terry.

to M"' Bland, M"' Pendleton,

Upon a Motion made,


That the Committee to whom the Bill For the better regulating Eaton's Charity School was committed, be dif charged from proceeding thereon; and that the faid Bill be committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. M'' Wythe prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To enable the Executors of the Will of John Spotfwood, Efq deceafed, to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to inform his Honor that it is the Senfe of this Houfe, that the Commiffioners appointed by an Adl of Affembly, intituled, An Ad for appointing Commiffioners to examine and ftate the Accounts of Provifions, and the Pay of the Militia, and of the Damages done the Inhabitants of this Colony by the Cherokee and Catawba Indians, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, have no Power to fettle any Accounts accruing fmce the paffmg the faid Adl; and to defire that his Honor will be pleafed to flop the Payment of the Warrants lately granted to Captain Sayers and Brackenridge for the Pay of their Companies of Militia, and that he will be pleafed to grant no more Warrants on fuch Certificates. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad to oblige the Owners of Mills, on the River Rapidan, to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams, for the Paffage of Fifh, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M^ Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their
Ordered,
;

Concurrence.

Meffage from the Council by M'' Walthoe, That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Adl for repeahng the Adl for altering the

"6

the Place for holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, with fome Amendments,

to

which they defire the Concurrence of this Houfe.


Ordered,

That a Committee be appointed to examine the

inrolled Bills, to confift of


M''

the following Perfons, viz. M"" William Digges, M"^ William Waller, M.' Henry Lee, 'W George Johnfton, and M"' Robinfoii.

Read,

M"' Cabbell,

That the Committee appointed to examine the Treafurto Order, had the fame under their Confideration, and according er's Accovmts had, examined all the feveral Articles and Vouchers thereof, and had agreed upon a Report,

M^

Cliarles Carter reported,

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: and that there remains in the It appears that the faid Accounts are truly ftated Treafurer's Hands a Balance arifmg on the Duties from Liquors and Slaves, and on Writs, Ordinary Licences, and Wheel Carriages, and the Balances paid in by the Infpedlors of That there remains in the Treafurer's public Warehoufes, the Sum of s9^- n. 4. Hands 3993. 16. 11, of the Money refer\'ed for the Redemption of the old Notes bearing That burnt Tobacco Notes, not Intereft, fo many of the faid Notes remaining ftill out. yet taken in, amount to 4996 and there is in the Treafurer's Hands, of the Fund appropriated for their Redemption, 4590. 7. 8, the faid Fund being deficient the Sum of That there ftill remains in the Treafurer's Hands the Sum of ^3500 the ;^405. 12.4. Balance due to the Commiffioners for the Indian Trade, as mentioned in the former Accounts. That there hath come to the Treafurer's Hands for the Duty on Tobacco in 1758, and for the Land and Poll Tax in the faid Year, and fome Arrears of the Years 1756 and 1757, the Sum of 2i,-jgS. 18, which remains for the Redemption of the Treafury Notes redeemable in the Year 1 765. That there alfo remains in the Treafurer's Hands a Balance of 17,633. 4. 6 for the Treafury Notes emitted in September, 1758, the Balance That it of former Treafury Notes, the Money due to the Rangers, and for Arrears. appears to the Committee that in the Year 1758, the Secretary's Office was robbed of a confiderable Sum of Money, among which was the Sum of ;^7. i of the Money received for the Tax on Writs iffued out of the faid Office, which Sum is allowed to the Clerk of The Committee further inform the the General Court in his Account of the faid Tax. Houfe, That it appears upon the faid Accotmts that there are large Arrears due from many of the Sheriffs and Colledlors of the Duties and Taxes impofed for raifing the feveral Funds before mentioned. Refolved, That the faid Accounts do pafs. Ordered, That M' Charles Carter do carry up the Treafurer's Accounts to the Council
;

for their Concun-ence.

That the faid Committee had had under their Confideration James Cocke, to them referred, praying that his Salary, as Clerk of the Treafuiy, may be encreafed 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 twice read, and
M"'

Carter aKo reported,

the Petition of

78

is

as follows:
Refolved,

That the

faid Petition

is

reafonable, and that the Petitioner ought to be

allowed an additional .Salary of Fifty Pounds a Year, for his faid Service. And the Queftion being put that the faid Refolution be agreed to.
It

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Petition be reje6led.

Upon a Motion made.


That I^ave be given to bring in a Bill To prevent Mutiny and Defertion, and it is referred to M' Cary to prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Attorney, from the Committee of Privileges and Ele(5lions, reported. That the Committee had, according to Order, ftated an Account of the Charges accruing on the Information againft M"" Thomas Johnfon and come to a Refolution thereupon, 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 tollows:
Ordered,
;

Refolved,

82

[
/.

"8]
Majefty, for the
better

An Ad

for granting

an Aid

to his

Protedion and Defence

of

this

Colony, and
2.

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

For reducing the feveral AAs made for laying a Duty upon Liquors, into one Ad. For further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for laying an additional Duty on J. Rum and other diftilled Spirits, not being of the Produce of his Majefty's Sugar Iflauds. 4. For continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and difciplining
the Militia.
5. For further continuing an Ad, intituled. An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provifion again ft Invafions andjnfurredions, into one Ad. 6. For appointing an Agent. 7. To explain an Ad, intituled, An Ad to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their public Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money, for the enfu_

ing Year.

For continuing the Ad, intituled. An Ad for the better regulating and colleding certain Officers Fees, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. of the County of Loudoun to pay their public Dues, g. To enable the Inhabitants and Officers Fees, in Money, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 10. To dock the Intail of certain Lands where Timftal Banks is feized, and for fettling m other Lands, and certain Slaves, therein mentioned, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes. 11. For vefting certain Lands, belonging to the Pamunkey Indians, in Truftees, to
8.

he leafed out for their Benefit.


12.

For

vefting certain Lands, in the

Ccnmty

of

Hanover,

in Philip

Whitehead

Clai-

borne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple, a>id for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

M' Cary prefented


an
Adt, intituled.
therein mentioned,

to the Hottfe, according to Order, a Bill For further continuing


for preventing

An Ad

Mutiny and
firft

and the fame was read the

Purpofes Time, and ordered to be read a fecond


Defertion,
for other

and

Time.

whom the

M' Charles Carter reported, That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to Bill For encouraging Arts and Manufactures was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed
to.

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the
Ordered,

Council to the Bill intituled,

An Ad for repealing

the

Ad for altering the Place for holding


them

Courts in the County of Spotfylvania, and the fame being read, were agreed to. Ordered, That M*^ Lewis do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and inform
thereof.

will

to the Governor, to delire his Honor immediately give Orders for difbanding the feveral Companies of Rangers on the Frontiers of this Colony; and that M'' Harrifon do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That an humble Addrefs be made to his Honor the Governor, to defire that he will be pleafed to employ the 500 Men (lire(5led to be raifed for prote(5ling the Frontiers of this Colony in an Expedition againft the Shawnefe Indians, if he fhall judge fuch an Expedition practicable and neceffary and that the Governor be defired to fumifh fuch Volunteers as fhall join the faid 500 Men on the faid Expedition with Ammunition and Provifions; and that M'' Pendleton do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That M' Lewis have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe for

Ordered,

Upon a Motion made. That an humble Addrefs be made

the Remainder of this Seffion.


M"'

Charles Carter reported, That the Committee of Propoiitions and Grievances,


tlic Bill

to

whom

mitted, had

made

For enlarging the Towns of Frcdcrickfhurg and Winchefter, was comfeveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then
delivered

HenninR,

7, p. 151;

flF.

"9]
in at the Table,

delivered the
Ordered,

Bill,

with the Amendments,

where the Amendments were

again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe.


81

That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. M' Carter alfo, from the aid Committee, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For eftablifhing feveral Towns therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe,
That they have agreed
William.
to the Bill, iy.titukd.

An Adl

for dividing the

County

of Prince

Alfo

to the

Book

of public

Claims.
faid

Ordered,

That

M"'

Bland do wait on the Governor with the

Book, and defire

his Affent thereto.

That a Committee be appointed to proportion the public Levy, of the folviz. Bland, Benjamin Waller, M'' Eyre, M.' Walker, Carrington, Ball, Wehh, M^ William M' and Waller. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morntng Eleven ''Clock.
Ordered,

lowing Perfons,

Friday, t^e

61:^

of ti^prU,

32

(Beo. U. 1759.

engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, the City of Williamfburg, and the Town of Dumfries, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Wythe do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. M"' Harrifon informed the Houfe, That he had, according to Order, waited on his Honor the Governor with the Addrefs of this Hotxfe, defiring that he would be pleafed to give Orders for difbanding the Rangers on the Frontiers of this Colony, to which his Honor was pleafed to anfwer he would comply with the Defire of the Houfe in that Particular as foon as poffible.

AN

bly,

An engroffed Bill, intituled, A n Ad for further continuing fo much of the Ad of Affemintituled. An Ad for the encouragement and Protedion of the Settlers upon the Waters
and
for other

of the Miffiffippi, as relates to the raifing

therein mentioned,

and impofing, colleding and paying the Duties Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and

a Blank therein
Refolved.

filled

up.
faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

Ordered,
rence.

That the Bill do pafs. That M"^ Harrifon do carry up the


Carter,

83

from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, prefented to the Hotife, according to Order, Bill Concerning Strays, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Pendleton informed the Houfe, That he had, according to Order, waited on the Governor with the Addrefs of this Houfe, relative to an Expedition againft the Shawnefe; to which his Honor anfwered, That if he found it, on Enquiry, expedient to imdertake an Expedition againft the Shawnefe, that the Men intended to be ftationed on the Frontiers f hould be employed in that Manner. A Bill To oblige the Juftices of Fairfax to refimd to the County a Quantity of Tobbacco, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M'' George Johnfton, M'' Bland, and M' Pendleton. M' Bland reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill For appointing feveral new Ferries was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to.
Ordered,

M' Charles

120 ]

with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. M' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee of Proportions and Grievances, to whom the Bill For the better regulating Eaton's Charity School, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice
Ordered,

That the

Bill,

and agreed to. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill For putting Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the County of Weftmoreland, tmder one Infpe<5lion, for eredling a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill To-morrow. M' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill For diffolving feveral Veftries therein mentioned, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill For eftablifhing feveral Towns therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. M' Cary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To prevent the Jutices of Dinwiddie from obliging the Jiiftices of C he fier field to join with them in building a Bridge over Appomattox River, at a Place called Browder's If land and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad for encouraging Arts and Manufadures, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their
read,

Ordered,

Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Satur6ar.

tl)e 7tl)

of TAprll,

32

<&eo. U.

1759.

UPON
in Cafe thofe

a Motion made,
Ordered,

reprefenting the great Scarcity of

That an himible Addrefs be made to his Honor the Governor, Com and other Grain in this Colony, and
fhould be allowed to export the fame, and to defire
;

the Diftrefs the People, particularly in the Southern Parts, will be reduced to.

who have made Grain

that his Honor will be pleafed to prohibit fuch Exportation on him with the faid Addrefs.

and that

M"'

Read do wait

An

engroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

for appointing feveral

new

Ferries,

was read

third Time,

and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do cany up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence. M' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, to whom the Bill For eftablifhing feveral Towns therein mentioned, was committed,

had made
the
Bill,

feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered with the Amendments, in at the Table, where the Amendments were again
to.

twice read, and agreed


Ordered,

That the

Bill,

with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time.


Ordered,

Upon

a Motion fnade.

I "I
Ordered,

That Leave be given to bring

in

Bill

For giving a certain


;

Sum

of

Money
South

therein mentioned, to purchafe

Com

for the Relief of the poor Inhabitants of the

Weftem

Parts of this Colony, in their prefent Diftrefs and it is referred to M"' Read to prepare and bring in the fame. An engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for the better regulating Eaton's Charity School

was read a third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M*^ Wythe do carry up the faid Bill to theCouncil for their Concurrence. The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For putting Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the Coimty of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedtion for eredling a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but had made no Amendments thereto. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed and read a third Time. A Bill For further continuing an A(5t, intituled. An Ad for preventing Mutiny and Defertion and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be 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.

An

pofes therein mentioned,

feveral Veftries, and for other Purwas read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Coimcil for their

engroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad for diffolving

Concurrence.

A Bill For altering the Court Days of the Counties of Effex and Spotfylvania, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M' Claiborne, M' William Thornton, and M''
William Waller. A Bill For diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the Coimty of Nanfemond, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill concerning Strays was read a fecond Time, and committed to M' Gary, M'' Johnfon, and M'' Pendleton. A Bill To prohibit Mafters and Owners of Slaves, to give general Licenfes to trade for themfelves, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill To prevent the Juftices of Dinwiddie from obliging the Juftices of Chefterfield to join with them in building a Bridge over Appatnattox River, at a Place called Browder's If land, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time.

A
Bill

of tipling Houfes,

To amend an A(5l, intituled. An Ad for regulating Ordinaries and Reftraint was read a fecond Time; and the Queftion being put that the faid be engroffed, and read a third Time,
Bill
It

paffed in the Negative.


then the

Refolved,

And

That the faid Bill be rejecfted. Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

yUonba^,

tl)e

9lb of TAprll, 32 (Beo. IL 1759.


An Ad for difolving
the Veftry of the

N engroffed Bill,
in the

intituled.

Parifh

of Suffolk,

County of Nanfemond, and for other Purpofes read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.

therein

mentioned,

was

Ordered,

122

]
Bill to the

Ordered,

That M'

Willis Riddick

do carry up the faid


to

Council for their


of Slaves to give

Concurrence. An engroffed
general Licences
Refolved,

Bill, intituled,

An AA

prohibit Mafters

and Owners

to trade for themfelves, was read the third Time. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council

for their

Concurrence.

An

engroffed Bill, intituled,


third Time,

An Ad for

eftablifhing fever al

Towns

therein mentioned,

was read the

and the Blanks therein filled up. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Council
Refolved,
Bill, intituled,

for their

Concurrence. An engroffed
at a Place called

An AA to prevent the Juftices of

Dinwiddie from obliging

the Juftices of Chefterfield to join with

them in building a Bridge over Appamattox River, Browder's Ifland, was read the third Time.

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. A Bill For reducing the feveral Adls for licencing Pedlars, and preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Skins and Furs, into one Adt, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the said Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill To enable the Executors of the Will of John Spotfwood, Efq; deceafed, to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M"' Pendleton, M"' Wythe, M' Attorney, M'' Nicholas, and the Members for Spotfylvania, Orange, and Culpeper. M"" Claiborne reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill For altering the Court Days of the Counties of Effex and Spotfylvania, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad for putting Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the County of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedion; For ereding a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Richard Henry Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their
Refolved,

Concurrence. M"' George Johnfton reported, ThattheCommitteetowhom the Bill To oblige the Juftices of Fairfax to refund to the County a Quantity of Tobacco, and for other Purpofes

was committed, had made feveral Amendments thereto, which he and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments, in at the Table, where the Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and read
therein mentioned,

read in his Place,

a third

Time

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee of made on Friday the thirtieth of March laft, and ordered to lie on the Table and the fame being again read, was agreed to by the Houfe, and is as follows Refolved, That the feveral Accounts contained in the annexed Schedule ought to be paid by the Public to the Perfons to whom they are due, refpedlively. The Schedule in the faid Refolution mentioned being alfo read, was agreed to by the
public Claims,
;

Houfe.
Ordered,

That M' Waller do carry up the

faid Schedule to the Council,

and

defire

their Concurrence thereto.

M'

123

M' Waller reported, That the Committee appointed had, according


in at the Table,

to Order, fettled

the Proportion of the Country Levy, and ftated the fame in a Book, which he delivered
Ordered,
rence.

where it was read and agreed to by the Houfe. That M^ Waller do carry up the faid Book to the Council

for their

Concur-

The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For further continuing an Adt, intituled, An Ad for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill Tomorrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven ''Clock.

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Read reported. That he had, according to Order, waited on his Honor the Governor with the Addrefs of this Houfe, defiring he would be pleafed to prohibit the Exportation of Grain in thefe Times of Scarcity, to which his Honor was pleafed to anfwer, That as it was a Matter of great Importance to this Colony, he would confult the Coimcil on that Subjedl. M' Read prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For giving a certain Sum of Money therein mentioned to purchafe Com for the Relief of the South Weftem Parts of this Colony, in their prefent Diftrefs, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M' Gary reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Strays was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad to impower the Treafurer of this Colony to refund to the Juftices of Fairfax a Sum of Money, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time, and a Blank therein filled up, and the Queftion being put that the faid Bill do pafs.
It

MR.

paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the

faid Bill be rejedled.

A Meffage from the Governor by M'


M''

Walthoe.

Speaker,

received

The Governor has commanded me to lay before this Houfe feveral Letters he has juft from the Right Honorable M^ Secretary Pitt, M^ Pownall, Clerk of the Privy Coimcil, Major-General Amherft, Brigadier-General Stanwix, and Col. Byrd alfo a Copy of the Proceedings of the Council at Whitehall, in Relation to the Memorial of the Merchants in London and Briftol trading to Virginia, to that Board. And the faid Letters and Copy were read, and ordered to be referred to the Confideration of a Committee of the whole
;

Houfe, immediately.

The Houfe accordingly


fpent therein,

refolved

itfelf

into the faid

M'' Speaker refumed the Chair and M"' Committee had had the faid Letters and Copy of the Proceedings of the Council at Whitehall tmder their Confideration, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows Refolved, That 200 of the 500 Men to be raifed for the Prote(5lion of our Frontiers fhall be employed as Artificers, and joined to the Regiment now in the Pay of this

fome Time Charles Carter reported, That the

Committee

and

after

Colony.
Refolved.

124

That an additional Bounty of Five Pounds be paid to the Perfons who fhall enlift into the faid Companies. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolutions, and it is referred to M"' Charles Carter, M' George Mafon, M'' George Johnfton, M' Attorney, and M' Benjamin Waller, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Meffage from the Council by M"" Walthoe.
Refolved,

That they have agreed


Alfo
Alfo
to the to the

to the

Treafurer's Accounts.

Book

of Proportions.
to the

Schedule annexed

Report from the Committee of public Claims.

Alfo

to the Bill, intituled.

An A(ft for further continuing fo much of the

Adl of Affem-

bly, intituled,

An

A(5l for

the Encouragement and Protection of the Settlors upon the

Waters

of the Miffiffippi, as relates to the raifmgand impofmg, colledling and paying the Duties therein mentioned, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Aft for encouraging Arts and Manufactures.

An A61 for eftablifhing feveral Towns therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An A6t for enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, the City of Williamfburg, and Town of Dumfries. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Adl for the better regulating Eaton's Charity School. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An A6t to oblige the Owners of Mills on the River Rapidan to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams for the Paffage of Fifh. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An A6t for diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Suffolk
Alfo
to the Bill, intituled.

for other Purpofes therein mentioned. A61 to prevent the Juftices of Dinwiddie from obliging the Juftices of Che fterfield to join with them in building a Bridge over Appomattox River, at a Place called Browder's Ifland, without any Amendments. And that they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Adl for diffolving feveral Veftries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Adl for appointing several new Ferries. Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An A(5l for putting Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the Coimty of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedlion for erefting a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned, with fmne Amendments, to which the they desire Concurrence of this Houfe.
in the of

County

Nanfemond, and

Alfo

to the Bill, intituled.

An

Upon a Motion made.


That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For raifmg a public Levy, and it is Bland to prepare and bring in the fame. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Council to the Bill, intituled, An Ad for putting Matchotique awd Mattox Warehoufes, in the County of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedion for ereding a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame
Ordered,
referred to M''
; ;

being read, were agreed


Ordered,

to.

That M' Richard Henry Lee do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and
alfo

inform them thereof.

The Houfe
Council to the

proceeded to the Confideration of the

Amendments propofed by

the

Bill, intituled,
;

therein mentioned

and for other Purpofes and the fame being read, were agreed to by the houfe, with an Amendfeveral Veftries,
M''

An Ad for diffolving

ment.
Ordered,
thereof,

That

Pendleton do go

up with a Meffage

to the Coimcil,

and

defire they will pafs the faid Bill with their

and inform them Amendments, as amended by

the Houfe.

The Houfe
was

alfo

to the Bill, intituled.


dif agreed to.

took into Confideration the Amendment propofed by the Council An Ad for appointing feveral new Ferries, and the fame being read,
Ordered,

125 ]

Ordered, That M' Charles Carter do go up with a Meffage to the Council, and acquaint them that this Houfe cannot agree to the Amendment by them propofed to the faid Bill, and defire that they will pafs the Bill without the faid Amendment. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee \ipon the Bill For further continuing an Adl, intituled, An Ad for preventing Mutiny

and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the To-morrow.

faid Bill

An engroffed

Bill, intituled.

An Ad for reducing the

feveral

Ads for licencing

Pedlars,

and preventing Frauds in


the Blanks therein
Refolved,
filled

the Duties

upon Skins and Furs, was read the third Time, and

up.
faid Bill to the Coimcil for their

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Harrifon do carry up the
rence.

Concur-

M' Bland prefented

to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For raifmg a public

firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. appointed, prefented to the Hoiife, according from the Committee M'' Charles Carter to Order, a Bill To amend the Adl, intituled. An Ad for granting an Aid to his Majefty, for the better Protedion and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Levy, and the fame was read the

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Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe.


That they recede from the Amendments by them propofed, anddifagreed to by this Houfe, to the Bill, intituled. An Adl for appointing feveral new Ferries,
the Bill iidthout the faid

and have paffed

Amendments.
this

And

that they

have agreed

to the

Amendments propofed by

Houfe

to the

Amend-

and for ments by them made to the Bill, intituled. An Adt other Purpofes therein mentioned. And that they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An A(5t for reducing the feveral Adts Pedlars, and preventing Frauds in the Duties upon Skins and Furs, into licencing for
for diffolving several Veftries,

one A6t, without any Amendments.

M' Pendleton reported, That the Committee to whom the Bill To enable the Executors of the Will of John Spotfwood Efq; deceafed, to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was committed, 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 Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed and read a third Time. An engroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad concerning Strays, was read the third Time, and
the Blanks therein
Refolved,
filled

up.
Bill to the Coimcil for their

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M^ Charles Carter do carry up the faid
intituled.

Concurrence.

An engroffed Bill,

An Ad for altering

feveral

Court Days therein mentioned,

was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein Refolved, That the Bill do pafs.
Ordered,

filled

up.
faid Bill to the Council for their

That M' Charles Carter do carry up the

Concurrence.

126 ]

Bill

To amend

the

A(5l, intituled,

An Ad

for granting

an Aid

to his

Majefty,

and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe,
for the better Protedion

immediately.

The Hotife accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, and after ome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"" Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but had made no Amendments thereto. Ordered, That the Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. The Order of the Day being read The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For further continuing an Adt, intituled, An Ad for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"" Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but had made no Amendments thereto. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. A Bill For raifmg a public Levy, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time.
;

Bill

For giving a certain

Sum

of

Money, therein mentioned, to purchafe

Com for

the Relief of the South

Weftem

Parts of this Colony, in their prefent Diftrefs, was read

a fecond Time.
Ordered,

A Bill

That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. For paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, was read a fecond Time, and an
thereto.

Amendment made
Ordered,

That the faid Bill, as amended, be engroffed, and read a third Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven ''Clock.

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AN
An

engroffed Bill, Intituled,

An Ad to enable the Executors

Will of JohnSpotf-

wood, Efq; deceafed, to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major6^eKfra/ Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Pendleton do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Coengroffed Bill, intituled.

currence.

a certain Sum of Money, therein menSouth Weftern Parts of this Colony, in their prefent Diftrefs, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Read do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.
tioned, to purchafe

An Ad for giving

Corn

for the Relief of the

An

engroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

to

amend

the

Ad,

intituled,

An Ad

for granting for other

an Aid to his Majefty, for the better Protedion and Defence Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Charles Carter do carry up the faid
Concurrence.

of this Colony,

and

Bill to the

Council for their


third

An

engroffed

Bill, intituled.

An Ad
up.

for raifing a public Levy,

was read the

Time, and the Blanks therein


Refolved,

filled

That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Bland do carry up the
engroffed Bill, intituled,

faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

An

An Ad

for

paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money, was

read the third Time.


Refolved,

That the

Bill

do

pafs.

Ordered,

127 ]
faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

Ordered,
rence.

That M' Bland do carry up the

An Ad for further continuing an Ad, intituled, An Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That this Houfe will not undertake to pay a Brigade-Major for the Virginia Troops, nor be anfwerable for any Expences attending the faid Troops except thofe authorized by Law, or particularly directed by the Governor of this Colony. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven ''Clock.
An
engroffed Bill, intituled,

Ad

for preventing

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1759.
by an
A<!1

UPON

a Motion made,
Refolved,

That the Committee

of Correfpondence, appointed

paffed this Seffion of Affembly, For appointing an Agent, do, as foon as con-

veniently

may be,

tranfmit to the Agent in the faid A(5l named, a

Copy

of

the Reprefentation to his Majefty agreed to in the Seffion held in April, 1758, and ordered to be fent to the Right Honorable William Pitt, Efq And the faid Committee are further
;

directed to tranfmit all fuch Matters

the Intereft of this

and Things to the faid Agent as may affect or be for Colony, and fend him fuch Inftru(5lions and Directions therein as to
fairly tranfcribed
;

them
it

fliall

Ordered,

feem proper. That the faid Refolve be


the

and that M' Gaines do carry


"'Clock.

up

to the Council for their Concurrence.

And then

Houfe adjourned

till

Tomorrow Morning Ten

Saturday.

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M"^

32

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1759.

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled. An Ad; to amend the Adt, intiAn A61 for granting an Aid to his Majefty, for the better Protection and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intittded. An Adt for further continuing an A<51, intituled, An A(St
tuled.

Meffage from the Council by by

Walthoe.

for preventing

Mutiny and Defertion, and

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

Alfo

to the Bill, intituled.

An

A(5l for

giving a certain

Sum

of

Money, therein men-

tioned, to purchafe

Com

for the Relief of the South

Weftem

Parts of this Colony, in

their prefent Diftrefs.

An Adl for raifing a public Levy. An Adl for altering feveral Court Days, therein mentioned. Alfo intituled. An Adl for paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money. Alfo to the Bill, Alfo to the Bill, intituled. An Adl to enable the Executors of the Will of Johyi SpotfAlfo
to the Bill, intituled,
to the Bill, intituled.

wood, Efq; deceafed, to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Alfo to the Refolve of this Houfe, For giving inftrudions to the Cotmnittee of Corref-

pondence appointed by an ing an Agent.

Ad paffed this Seffion of Affembly, intituled. An Adl for appoint-

M' William Digges reported. That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, examined the reft of the enrolled Bills, and redlified fuch Miftakes as were foimd therein and that they are truly enrolled.
Ordered,

128]
Bills

Ordered,
Infpecflion.

That M' Digges do carry up the enrolled

to

the Council for their

Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe.


Bills,

That they have infpeded the enrolled

and are

fatiffied they are truly enrolled.

Meffage from the Governor by M' Walthoe.

M" Speaker,
and
that
M''

The Governor commands the immediate attendance of this Houfe in the CouncilChamber, you bring with yon ftich other Bills and Refolves as are ready for his A ffent.
Speaker, with the Houfe, went

up accordingly

and the Governor was pleafed

to give his Affent to the following


13.

Bills, * viz.

An Ad

to

amend

for the better Protedion


tioned.
14.
tion,

the Ad, intituled, An Ad for granting an Aid to and Defence of this Colony, and for other Purpofes

his Majefty,
therein

men-

For

further continuing

an Ad,

intituled.

An Ad

for preventing

Mutiny and Defer

and
15.

for other

For

further

Purpofes therein mentioned. contimdng the Ad, intituled,

An Ad for reviving the Duty upon Slaves

to be

paid by the Buyers, for the Term therein mentioned. 16. For further continuing fo much of the Ad of Affembly, intituled, An Ad for the Encouragement and Protedion of the Settlers tipon the Waters of the Miffiffippi, as relates

to the raifing

and impofing, colleding and paying


mentioned.

the Duties therein mentioned,

and

for

other

Purpofes therein
17.

For reducing the feveral Ads for licencing Pedlars, and pi-eventing Frauds in the Duties upon Skins and Furs, into one Ad. 18. For encouraging Arts and Manufadures. 19. For appointing several new Ferries. 20. For diffolving feveral Veftries, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 21. For diffolving the Veftry of the Parifh of Suffolk, in the County of Nanfemond, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. 22. For eftablifhing feveral Towns therein mentioned. 23. To prevent the Juftices of Dinwiddie from obliging the Juftices of Chefterfield to join with them in building a Bridge, over Appomattox River, at a Place called Browder's
Ifland.
24. For putting Matchotique and Mattox Warehoufes, in the County of Weftmoreland, under one Infpedion; for ereding a Warehoufe at Stratford Landing, in the faid County, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

25. 26. 27.


of the

For altejing feveral Court Days therein mentioned. For dividing the County of Prince William. To give a certain Sum of Money, therein mentioned, to pur chafe Corn
of this

for the Relief

South Weftern Parts

Colony, in their prefent Diftrefs.

For enlarging the Towns of Frederickfburg and Winchefter, the City of Williamfburg, and Town of Dumfries. 29. For raifing a public Levy. 30. For the better regulating Eaton's Charity School. 31. For repealing the Ads for afcertaining the Place where the Court of York County fhall be kept, and for altering the Place for holding Courts in the County of Spotfylvania. 32. To oblige the Owners of Mills, on the River Rappidan, to make Openings or Slopes in their Mill Dams, for the Paffage of Fifh. 33. For paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money. 34. To enable the Executors of the Will of John Spotfwood, Efq; to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Pur28.

pofes therein mentioned.

His
Hening VII, 251
ff.

"9

His Honor likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves of the Houfe of Burgeffes, which the Council had agreed to, viz.
1.

For giving Inftrudions

to the

Committee

of

Correfpondence, appointed by the

Ad

for appointing an Agent. Affembly, 2. For allowing William Hunter, Printer, a Salary of 300 per Annum, for the Services therein mentioned.

paffed this Seffiov of

intituled,

An Ad

And then
Gentlemen

his

Honor was

pleafed to

make

the following Speech.

of the Council,

M^

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

the Bill I

I cannot difmifs you, without expr effing the great Satiffadion I have received from have this Day paffed, to enable me to fend two Companies of Artificers to join the
is to

Regiment which
againft the

Enemy;
to

ad, in Conjundion with his Majefty's Forces, in offenfive Operations by which Means the Fort at Pittfburg may be put in a very refpedable
curb the Indians, or put a Stop

Condition, either

French.

/ did not doubt but that Reafon,

and a

juft

to any further Encroachments of the Senfe of your true Intereft, would in the

End

and Poverty. I am particularly to thank you, Gentlemen of the Houfe of Bttrgeffes, for the Money you have raifed for thefe Purpofes a1^d it fhall be my Endeavour, by a careful Application of it, and a fteady Obfervance of what you have recommended to me, to give you fuch Covvidion of the Sincerity of
prevail
all

and overpower

your Fears

of Diftrefs

my

Intentions, as will fecure to

me your

future Confidence.

Gentlemen

of the

Council and of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I fincerely wifh this Colony may reap all the Advantage and Benefit expeded from an Agent, long wifhed for, and now appointed by the Ad for that Purpofe. The Ad For the Encouragement of Arts and Manufadures gives me an Opportunity to recommend to you all, in your refpedive Retirements, to encourage and propagate Induftry in all its Branches; the true, I had almoft faid the otily, Source of Riches, Greatnefs, and Happinefs; That you may immediately fet about this ufeful Work, I think it expedient to prorogue you, and you are accordingly prorogued, to the firft Thurfday in Augiift next.

JOURNAL
of the

DURGESSES House of B OUSE OF


1759
November
Scflion

JOURNAL
fth< or me

House OUSE
Bbursdaj.
tl)e

B of OURGESSES OF
of 5lovember.

Ut

33 40.
Walthoe.

II.

1759.

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

M"^

W Speaker,

and Gentlemen
the

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,
of

The Governor commands

immediate Attendance

your Houfe in

the

Council Chamber.
M"' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend the Governor. being returned, reported, That he, with the Houfe, had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber; and that the Governor was pleafed to make a Speech to the

Accordingly

And

Council and this Houfe, of which he had (to prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy, which he read to the Houfe, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as follows:

Gentlemen

of the Council, M.^ Speaker,

and Gentlemen

of the

Haufe

of Burgeffes,

Some Letters which I lately received from Governor Lyttleton and Governor Dobbs to inform me of Commotions among the Cherokees, and to defire the Affiftance of this Colony to fupprefs them, have obliged me to call you together fooner than I propofed; that, without
Delay, I might lay them before you for your Deliberation, and communicate your Refolutions,

on
I

this

gers to

important Affair, to their Excellencies. It is needlefs to reprefent to you the Danwhich our Frontiers are expofed by thefe Indians: But by fome fubfequent Advices,
that this gathering

am not without Hopes


on our Heads.

Storm may

ftill

be difperfed,

and prevented from

falling

Colony ftand provided for but till the fir ft of December next. otwithftanding the great Succefs with which it has pleafed the Almighty to blefs his Majefty's Arms during this whole Campaign, {on the rapid and uninterrupted Courfe of which I moft heartily and fincerely congratulate you) I reccnnmend it to your Confideration, whether it would not be imprudent to leffen their Numbers in our prefeni Situation:
the
of this

The

Men now in

pay

Though the French are driven from our Frontiers, we are not yet in that State of Tranquillity and Security which we could wifh. I am averfe to encreafe, or even continue, any Expence I am fenfible of the great Burthen it has to this Colony, that is not abfolutely neceffary. already born; but when I tell you, that thofe very Generals, to whofe Condud, Courage and Care, we owe our prefent Safety, and the Advantages this Colony is already reaping by the Roads now opening by their Diredion, do earneftly defire that our Troops fhould be continued in Pay; can you doubt of the Utility of the Meafure? When I tell you, that the Britifh Nation is adually at this Moment expending a very large Sum to ered a ftrong Fort at Pittfburg, to defend this and the adjacent Colonies from any future Infult; can you hefitate whether you fhall furnifh your prefent Quota towards expediting the great Works now
carrying

134

carrying on there?
already paid; the

Let

me

add, as an additional

Motive,

that

the

great

Men

are raifed and cloathed, their Subfiftence for fonte

Expence Months is

is

the

only prefent Matter of Contemplation.


is one other Article of Expence I cannot help recommending to you, which is, the The Sums already fpent in ereding that Forcompleting Fort Loudotin. and finifhing trefs will be entirely thrown away, as the Fort niuft fall to Ruins, if the Works are not preIf you confider the ferred from the Damages of the Seafons, by being properly finifhed.

There

Importance

of this Poft, either as


if

a Magazine, or as a Depofitory of Indian Goods, or as a

Protedion from thofe People,

they fhould again dare to moleft us: If you could fee the For-

wardnefs it is in, and the little there is wanting to complete it, I am confident you would unanimoufly concur with me in the Ufefulnefs of what I recommend to you.
Gentlemen
of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,
better

That you might be the

enabled

to

provide for

all

neceffary Services, without

oppreffing the Inhabitants, I have made it the great Objed of all my Adions, during the Recefs of the Affembly, to be as faving as poffible of all publick Money; to this Purpofe I

have endeavored

to

proted our back Settlements with the joo


to the

Men

in the

Pay

of the Colony,

without having Recourfe

expenfive and detrimental Method of calling the Militia


to

from
that

their

Families and their Occupations,

proted their Neighbors; fo that the Claims on

Head, which you

reduced:

And

have been very numerous, you will find entirely I have had the great Satiffadion to find the Inhabitants have fuffered lefs

may remember

Damage by
the

the Incurfions of Indians than in former Years;


their Neighborhood.

a neceffary Confequence
If by

of
it

French being removed from our and

any Means whatever


entirely

fhould be in

my Power

to alleviate or leffen
to tlie

your Expences, you

may

depend on

my

employing

all ftich

Means

Relief

and Eafe

of the Colony. of Burgeffes,

Gentlemen
It is

of the Council,

and

of the

Houfe

neceffary for
to

me
to

to

acquaint you, that I have received an Inftrudion from his


the providing for the Security of the

Majefty,

recommend

you

Merchants

of

Great
they

Britain, in the Recovery of Sterling Debts due to them from this Colony, from

any Lofs

may fuftain from our unavoidable Emiffians of Paper Money. This is a frefh Mark of his Majefty' s univerfal paternal Care over all his Subjeds; and as I am fully perfuaded it is your Intentions that no Man fhould fuffer by any Ad of yours, I recommend it to you to
reconfider this Affair,

and

if their

Property

is

not already fully fecured, to provide for the


I have alfo received his Majefty's

Security thereof in the fulleft and ampleft Manner.

Difapprobation and Repeal of an Light Houfe on Cape Henry.


I have only
the publick
to defire,

Ad

paffed in the Year I^j2, intituled, An A6i to eredl a


to

Having communicated every Thing


Good;
that Integrity of
to

you which deferves your prefent Cottfideration


the

in the Difpatch of thefe weighty Affairs, a Continuance of that Zeal for

Heart in

Purfuit of

it;

that Loyalty to his Majefty;

and

that

Affedion

me, which I have always experienced during

my

Refidence with you.

That the Governor had delivered to him, and defired him come to Hand, from Major General Amherft, Brigadier General Stanwix, his Excellency Governor Lyttleton, of South Carolina, and his Excellency Governor Dobbs, of North Carolina, which he accordingly deliv-

M' Speaker

alfo reported,

to lay before the Houfe, fundry Letters lately

ered in at the Table.


Ordered,

That the

faid Letters

do

lie

on the Table.

A Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken
by
A(5l of

fubfcribed

Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was ad-

mitted to his Place in the Houfe. Refolved, That an Addrefs be prefented to his Honor the Go\enior, to return him the fincere Thanks of this Houfe for his very affcdlionate Speech, at the Opening of this
Seffion
:

To

affurc

him that we

heartily join with his

Honor

in Congratulations

on the
Succefs

135 ]

Succefs with which his Majefty's Endeavors have been attended in the Profecution of
the prefent

War: That we

fhall,

with

all poffible

Diligence, take under our Confideration


;

the feveral weighty Affairs that he has l)een j^leafed lo recommend to us and to exprefs the grateful Senfe that we have of the Care and Tranquility with which he has conducfted himfelf in the Protedtion of our Frontiers, and of the Happinefs that we enjoy under his Adminiftration. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor, purfuant to the faid Refolution and it is referred to M'' Laiidon Carter and M' Attorney to prepare and bring in the fame. Refolved, Tliat this Iloufe will take the Governor's Speech into Confideration To-morrow. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for James Town, in the Room of M' Travis, who, fmce his Eledlion, hath accepted of the Office of Coroner of James City County; and that M'' Wythe do wait on his Honor with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Goochland, in the Room of M'' Retiben Skelton, deceafed; and that M'' Cary do wait on his Honor with the faid Addrefs. Ordered, That the Rev. M' William Yates be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at ten "'Clock.
;

Ordered,
their

That Thomas Broadrib, James Lavie, and James Yates, be continued in refpedlive Offices of Door-Keepers to this Houfe and that they give their Attend;

ance accordingly.

A Petition of
this Houfe, in the

Thomas Francis, praying that he may be appointed a Door-Keeper to Room of William Francis, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe and
this

and thereupon, That the faid Thomas Francis be appointed a Door-Keeper to and that he attend accordingly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.
read
;

Refolved,

Houfe

IFviba^,

t^ 2nb

of 5tovember.

33

<Beo. U.

1759.

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Norfolk, in the Room of M"' Veal, who, fmce his Eledlion, hath accepted of the Office of Sheriff of the faid County and that M'' Tatem do wait on his Honor with the faid Addrefs. M"' London Carter reported, That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to, and is as follows:

y^RDERED,
M

^^

iffue for the eledling

Sir,

We,

the Burgeffes of Virginia, with great Sincerity return

your Honor Thanks for your

very affedionate Speech, at the Opening of this Seffion. The Succefs with which it has pleafed God to blefs his Majefty's
effed thofe glorious Purpofes of Peace

Arms, as

it

mtift tend to

and Tranquility,

the tdtimate

End

of all our Wifhes,

naturally raifes in our Thoughts e^jery Idea of Congratulation;

and we moft

heartily beg

Leave

to join

with your Honor, on the Occafion.

of the juft Senfe we entertain of his Majefty's conftant and Paternal Regard for his faithful People of this Colony, indulge us, good Sir, moft dutifully to acknowledge it, in the gracious Inftance that he gave in the Appointment of your Honor to prefide over us; fince Experience has now ftrongly impreffed, on all our Minds, thofe Sen-

As a permanent Teftimony

fations of

Happinefs which

at firft were prefaged in

your great Affability of Temper.

The

Frugality

136 ]

which you have concluded yourfelf in the Protedion of our Frontiers, is a farther Proof of your Prudence and Benevolence to this Colony; and calls upon us for its juft Acknowledgments, in this Time of prodigious Expence: Permit us therefore to affure you, that no Endeavour fhall be wanting, on our Part, to convince your Honor, and every impartial Judge, of our Zeal and unalienable Integrity for the Publick, Loyalty to his Majefty, and Affedion to you, in the Confideration of thofe weighty Affairs which your Honor
Frugality
zvith

has been plea fed


Ordered,

to

recommend

to us.

That the

faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed,

and prefented by the whole

Houfe.
his Pleafure

That the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Governor to know this Honfe fhall attend his Honor to prefent it. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to take into their Confideration the
Ordered,

when

Governor's Speech.
Ordered,

That the Confideration

of

the faid Speech be

put

off

till

Monday

next.

Upon a Motion made,


That it be an Inftrudlion to the Treafurer of this Colony to execute a Releafe to John Frog, Sheriff of Prince William County, from the Penalty of a Bond by him given for the CoUedlion of the Taxes in that County, and from a Judgment obtained by the faid Treafurer, in the General Court, againft the faid John Frog on the faid Bond it appearing that he has paid into the Treafury the whole Money wherewith he was chargeable for Taxes arifing in the faid County. A Petition of Johyi Mercer, Gentleman, was prefented to the Houfe and read fetting forth. That he hath (with great Labor and Expence) compiled and printed a complete and corredl Abridgment of all the publick Adls of Affembly of this Colony in Force and Ue at this Time, which, by Reafon of his Majefty's not having fignified his Approbation of the Land Law, and his repealing divers Adls printed in the Revifal, and the many Adls paffed fince, he interfperfed in fo many different Books that it is a very difficult Matter to dif tinguifh which of the faid Afts are in Force and which are not befides their being fo fcarce and difficult to procure, that very few, if any, of the County Courts are fumifhed with a complete Colle<5lion of the faid Adls of Affembly at large. That as the L/Cgiflature of this Colony has thought it reafonable, from Time to Time, to fupply the Magiftrates of the feveral Cotmties (who ferve without Fee or Reward) with the printed A(5ls of Affembly at the publick Expence, the Petitioner hopes this honorable Houfe,
Ordered,
; ;

to

whom he fubmits
Hands a

the Ufefulnefs of his Performance, will fo far encourage

it

as to take

Abridgments to fupply the faid Magiftrates, as he has not only printed it for that Purpofe, but adapted it particularly to their Ufe, by abridging every Claufe of the faid Adls tmder its proper Title, with neceffary Tables and the general Complaint through the Colony of the Want of uch a Colledlion was his principal Inducement to undertake a Work of fo much Labor and Expence in a That in Order to render that faid Work as ufeful and Multiplicity of other Bufinefs. beneficial as may be, the Petitioner will undertake, as long as he lives, to publifh at the End of every Seffion (at the moft reafonable Expence that may be) an Abridgment of the publick Adls of fuch Seffion, with proper Notes and Diredlions what Alterations are made by fuch new Adls in the former ones. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"^ Landoti Carter, M' George Johnfton, Attorney, M"" Harrifon, and M'' Cary; that they do examine into the Matter thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.
off his

fufficient

Number

of the faid

Claim of Henry Settle, for taking up a Deferter therein mentioned, was prefented Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morroxv Morning Eleven "'Clock.
to the

Saturday.

137

Satur6a^, l^e 3r6 of !flovember. 33 (Beo. U. 1759.

MR
A
And

London Carter reported, That the Committee appointed had, according to Governor to know his Pleafure when this Houfe fhould attend him with their Addrefs, and that he was pleafed to appoint Monday next, and to fay he would fignify by a Meffage to tlie Houfe when
Order, waited on the
it.

he was ready to receive

Claim of Hillary Boufhop, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was pref en ted to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
of Affembly.
then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning,

Eleven "'Clock.

yttotiba^,

tl)e

5tb of ^tovember.

33

(bao,

II.

1759.

A
Anfwer:
M''

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by M' Walthoe,

M' Speaker,
The Governor
is

now ready

to receive the

Addrefs of your Houfe in the Council

Chamber.
M"' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up, and being returned, reported. That he, with the Houfe, had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him, to which his honor was pleafed to return the following

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

It is

Inftance of your Affedion


that I fhould be

my moft hearty Thanks for this frefh me, and for the kind Conftrudion you put on all my Adions. The Pleafure I receive from your Approbation of my Condud. is fo great and interefting,
with the greateft Sincerity that I return you
to

wanting

to

myfelf

if

I were not to endeavour to merit the fame, in all

my

future Tranfadions,

and

thereby eftablifh the good Opinion

you

at prefent entertain of

me.

The Order
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to take into Confideration the Gov-

ernor's Speech.

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech. Ordered, That the feveral Letters, laid before this Houfe by the Governor's Diredlion,
on Thurfday
laft,

be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee.

Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters, and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Attorney reported, That the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters imder their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, had directed him to move for
Leave to
fit

again.

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will

again refolve

itfelf

into a

Committee upon the

faid

Speech and Letters To-morrow.


M''

Landon Carter reported. That the Committee

to

whom

the Petition of John

Mercer was referred, having confidered the fame, and having alfo before them the concurring Teftimony of the Gentlemen pradlifing at the General Court Bar, as to the UfefiUnefs of the

Abridgment mentioned in the faid Petition, had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Report be referred to Wednefday next. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, To impower the Veftry of the Parifh of Dale, in the County of Chefterfield, to fell the Glebe Land of the faid Parifh and it is referred to M"" Gary and M'' Eppes to prepare and bring in the fame.
;

Ordered,

138

That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to ifue for eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for the County of Culpeper, in the Room of NP Slaughter, who (fmce his Election) hath accepted of the Office of Sheriff of the faid County and that M' Pendleton do wait on his Honor with the faid
Ordered,
;

Addrefs.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

I3ues6a^

tlje

6tb of tiftovember,

33

<bzo. U.

1759.
A(5l

Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed by
of Parliament to be taken, inftead of the of Allegiance

Oaths and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration, and alfo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Hotife. A Petition of Lewis Burwell, Gentleman, and Frances his Wife, fetting forth, That they are feized in Right of the faid Frances of and in 522 Acres of Land, in the County of Middle fex, which defcended to the faid Frances as one of the Daughters of Edwin Thacker, late of the faid County of Middlefex, deceafed. That the Petitioner Lewis is feized in Fee Simple of and in a Tradl of Land containing about 800 Acres, in the County That it would be greatly to the Advantages of the Petitioners and their of 7/Ze of Wight. Pofterity to dock the Intail of the faid Lands in Middlesex, and to fettle Part of the faid Lands in 1-jle of Wight to the fame Ufes; and praying that an A<51 may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M'' Wythe to prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Cary, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To impower the Veftry of the Parifh of Dale, in the County of Che fterfield, to fell the Glebe Land of the faid Parifh, and the fame was read the firft Time, and
acy,
;

and Suprem-

ordered to be read a fecond Time. The Order of the Day being read, for the Hoiife to refolve

itfelf into a Committee upon the Governor's Speech. Refolved, That this Hoid^e will refolve itfelf into the faid Committee To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

^e6nes6a^,

tl)e 7l\)

of !ftovember,

33

(Beo. IL

1759.

Claims of James Jones, Thomas Peobles, John Tyas, Philip Mallory, John Wootten, James Finney, and Samuel Afhley, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of the Affembly. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for ele<5ling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, for the County of Brunfwick, in the Room of M"^ Goodrich, who, fmce his Eledlion, hath accepted of the Office of Sheriff of the faid County; and that M"' Bland do wait on his Honor with the faid
Addrefs.

SEVERAL

Petition of Peter Menzie; fetting forth.

That he hath

ferv-ed as

a Soldier in the

Virginia Regiment upwards of four Years: That in September, 1758, he received a Wound in his Arm, in an Engagement with the Enemy on the Ohio, under the Condu<Sl
of

Major Grant, which has rendered him incapable of procuring his Subfiftence, and praywas prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"' Bland, M"" Wilfon, and M'' Adams; that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion
ing the Confideration of this Houfe,

thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Report from the Committee to whom the Petition of John Mercer was referred, made on Monday laft, and referred to be
confidered

139]

Day and the feveral Refolutions of the faid Committee were again twice and with fome Amendments, agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the feveral County Courts in this Colony be provided with one of the faid Abridgments for each of the a(5ting Juftices at the publick Expence and that it be an Inftru(5lion to the Treafurer of this Colony to j)ay the faid John Mercer for the faid Books, at the Rate of twenty Shillings for each Book, upon his producing to the faid Treafurer a Receipt for the fame from the Clerks of the refpedlive County Courts. Refolved, That the Clerks of the faid County Courts deHver one of the faid Books to
confidered this
;

read,

each of the

a(5ling Jtiftices of their refpe(5li\'e Counties.

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolutions be engroffed,

and that M' Landon Carter do carry

them

to the Council for their Concurrence.

A Petition of Alexander Finnie was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth, That when he arrived at Fort Cumberland, on the twentieth of July, he found that the Virginia Regiment had marched for Pittfburg by the Pennfylvania Road, and that there had been no Attempt made to clear the Road opened by General Braddock: That the Petitioner went immediately to Rays Town, and from thence to Fort Lyttleton, where he met with General Stanwix, and having convinced him of the great Advantages that would arife to the Publick by opening the faid Road, as by that Means the Forces and Garifons over the Alligheny Mountains would, with the greateft Eafe, be plentifully fupplied with Provifions and Neceffaries, which by Experience he had found could not be done from Pennfylvania, on Account of the great Diftance and bad Roads that the Pennfylvanians have to encounter with he gave the Petitioner Leave to undertake this Work, and gave him an Order to the Quarter-Mafter General for Tools, Ammunition and Provifion, and ordered a Number of Men to cover the working Party: That the Petitioner hired, at his own Expence, thirty Workmen on the South Branch, at the Prices mentioned in a Schedule to his Petition annexed, and was at other Expences as appears by the fame Schedule. That he began the faid Work the fourth Day of Auguft, and finifhed on the twentieth, when he arrived at Pittfburg with 60 Provifion Waggons, 500 Sheep, and 70 Head of Cattle, and at that Time the Garifon had not eight Days Provifion. That there have been great Quantities of Provifions and Goods fent from this Colony fince, and Contracts made for much more, and for the Convenience and Security of Traders and others. Store Houfes are built by the General at the Little Cr offing, Great Meadows, and Red Stone Creek and praying that the Houfe will make him a fuitable Allowance for his Expences and Trouble as they fhall think he deferves. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Attorney, M"^ Waller, M"' Richard Henry Lee, and M'' Wafhington; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and
; ;

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

The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee
and
after

to take into their further Confed-

Committee referred, fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their further Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had diredled him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
eration the Governor's Speech, with the feveral Letters to the faid

I3l)ur56aY.

tl)e Stl)

of November.

33

(Beo.

II.

1759.

Bernard Moore, Gentleman, was prefented to the Houfe and read, That at the laft Seffion of this prefent General Affembly an A(5l paffed impowering him to keep together all the Eftate of John Spotfivood, Efq; and to apply the Profits towards the Difcharge of his Fathers and his own Debts; and when that fhould be accomplifhed, the vSons of the faid John Spotfwood
Petition of

fetting forth,

I40

Spotfwood were to be entitled to their refpedlive Parts of the Eftate. That the aid John Spotfwood being impowered by his Father's Will to fell certain intailed Lands for the Payment of his Sifters Fortunes and other Purpofes, did, in his Lifetime, amongft other Parcels of the faid Land, fell and convey to John Thornton, of the

County of Spotfylvania, Gentleman, 9000 Acres, lying in the County of Culpeper, and re-purchafed the faid Land to himfelf in Fee Simple, and by his Will devifed the fame to his younger Son John; but fome Doubts remain whether by fuch Repurchafe the faid John Spotfwood was not reftored to his old Eftate Tail, fo that his younger Son could not be entitled to the faid Lands under his Will And to prevent Law Suits and Animofities in the Family, the Petitioner, in his Petition for the faid A(5l of Affembly (which was calculated to preferve the Eftate to the Family in an equitable Maimer, according to the Anceftors Wills) prayed that the faid 9000 Acres of Land might be confirmed to the faid younger Son, as his Father had paid his Money for it, and was in the Light of a fair Purchafe but not being able at that Time to difcover the Deeds for the faid Land to and from the faid John Thornton, the Matter was then dropped. The Petitioner having fmce found the faid Conveyances, prays that an Adl may pafs to confirm the Title of the faid John Spotfwood, the Younger, to the faid 9000 Acres of Land, after he has paid the Debts according to the former Adt. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M"' Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of the Infpedlors at Hunting Creek Warehoufe, in the County of Fairfax, fetting forth. That at the firft Eftablifhment of that Infpedlion their Salaries were fettled at io per Annum, fmce which Time their Bufmefs is largely encreafed, and praying the Houfe to make them fuch Satiffa<5lion as fhall feem reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
:

of Affembly.

and other Inhabitants, of the Cotmty of Augufta, Day of that County, as it at prefent ftands, is very inconThat the Court fetting forth. venient to themfelves and others obliged to attend there, and praying that an Aft may pafs to alter the Court Day of the faid County, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M'' Chriftian and M^ Wilfon to prepare and bring in the fame. M'' Bland reported. That the Committee to whom the Petition of Peter Menzie was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution 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 follow It appears to this Committee, That the Petitioner was enlifted as a Soldier in the That he always behaved well and as a good Soldier during his firft Virginia Regiment Continuance in that Ser\'ice: That in the Adlion on the Ohio, under the Command of Major Grant, he received a Wound in his left Arm, near the Wrift, which fliattered both bones in fuch a Manner as to render him incapable of getting his Livelihood. Refolved, That the faid Peter Menzie ought to be allowed the Sum of 30, to be paid by the Publick, in full Compenfation for the Injury he has received by Means of the
Petition of the Juftices, Clerk,
; :

faid

Woimd.

John Weft, fetting forth, That he is feized in Fee Tail of and in 450 Acres of Land, in King William, imder the Will of his late Father, Thomas Weft, deceafed That he is alfo feized in Tail of another Tradl of Land, containing upwards of 4000 Acres, which, ashe is not poffeffedof afufficientNumberof Slaves to cultivate and improve them, are at prefent of no real Value to him, but rather an Encumbrance That it would be to the Advantage of himfelf and his Pofterity to dock the Intail of the firft mentioned Tradl, and to fettle five Slaves whereof he is poffeffed to the fame Ufes; and praying that an A(5l may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M' Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame.
Petition of
; : ;

141]

A
being

Bill,

to fell the Glebe

To impower the Veftry of the Parifh of Dale, in the County of Chefterfield, Land of the faid Parifh, was read a fecond Time, and an Amendment
to the Title,

made

Ordered,

That the

faid Bill,

with the Amendment, be engroffed, and read a third

Time.

Petition of Chriftopher Weft, fetting forth,

Regiment in September, 1754, was taken Prifoner by the Indians,

That he was enlifted into the Virgina where he continued in Duty till February, 1756, when he

when he with

in which Captivity he remained till October, 1758, others were fent in a Flag of Truce from Quebeck to England: That he

hath at length, after many hardfliips, again joined his Regiment, and praying that he may be confidered by the Houfe, and recompenced for his loft Time, was prefented to
the Houfe and read,
Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Wafhington and M' Harrifon; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their

Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. The Order of the Day being read,

Committee to take into their further ConfideraCommittee referred and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and Mr Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their further Confideration, and gone through the fame, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe; and he read the fame in his Place, and then deUvered them in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Regiment now in the Pay of this Colony be further continued in
refolved
itfelf

The Houfe again


;

into a

tion the Governor's Speech, together with the feveral Letters to the faid

our Ser\ace until the


jRe/bfog'd,

firft

Day

of

May

next.

at Pittfburg, fhall be
of
of

that Partof the Regiment nowinthePayof this Colony, employed for the Protection of the Frontiers againft the Incurfions the Cherokee Indians That the Forces raifed laft Seffion of Affembly, for the Defence the Frontiers, ought not to be continued for any longer Time than the firft Day of

That

it is intended

December next.

That a Sum, not exceeding ;^i 0,000, be raifed for defraying the Expences Regiment until the faid firft Day of May next. Refolved, That by the Adl paffed in the twenty -eighth Year of his Majefty's Reign, intituled. An Ad to amend an Ad, intituled. An Ad declaring the Law concerning Executions, and for the Relief of infolvent Debtors, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned; the Security of the Merchants of Great Britain in the Recovery of Sterling Debts due to them from this Colony is provided for, and their Property fecured in the fuUeft and ampleft Manner; and that they have not any juft Caufe of Complaint on that Head. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, To oblige the Importers of Negroes for their own Ufe to pay a Duty and it is referred to M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Wythe. and M' Webb, to prepare and bring in the fame. Upon a Motion made, The Houfe immediately refolved itfelf into a Committee to confider of Ways and Means for raifmg the Sum of ;io,ooo for defraying the Expence of the Regiment in the Service of this Colony till the firft Day of May next, purfuant to the above mentioned Refolution of the Houfe and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had that Matter imder their Confideration, but not having come to any Refolution thereupon, they had direded him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee to confider further of Ways and Means for raifing the faid Money To-morrow. A Petition of Tarlton Fleming, only Son and Heir of Tarlton Fleming, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth. That by Virtue of the Will of Charles
Refolved,
of the
;
;

Fleming,

X42

Fleming, his Grandfather, he


;

is

feized of a Tradl of

Land

called
is

Rock

Caftle, in

Goochland

Lands in County, in Fee Tail Fee Simple, and poffeffed of fundry Negroe Slaves. That his faid Father by his faid Will bequeathed to each of his four Daughters (one of whom is fince dead) the Sum of 500, with the Payment of which Portions of his furviving Sifters the Petitioner's

and by Virtue of his Father's Will he

feized of other

Eftates which he claims

by

his faid Father's Will

is

chargeable: That the Petitioner's

Lands

of

which he

is

feized in Fee Simple cannot be fold for

Money

fufficient to

pay

the faid Portions; and that he will be tmder a Neceffity of felling the greater Part of his Slaves, in Order to fupply that Deficiency, unlefs he fhall be impowered to difpofe
of Part of his faid

Rock Caftle and praying that an Adl may pafs to dock the Intail of Part of the faid Land called Rock Caftle and veft the fame in the Petitioner in Fee Simple and to fettle his Fee Simple Lands and Slaves, which are of greater Value than that Part of the faid Land called Rock Caftle, to the fame Ufes as the Refidue of the faid Land called Rock Caftle. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M"^ Fleming to prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Land

called

'Jrl6a?,

tl)e

9tb of tiflovember.

33

(Beo. IL

1759.
to be

Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed

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"' Speaker informed the Houfe, That the Governor had defired him to lay before them two Letters he had juft received, one from his Excellency Governor Lyttleton, of South Carolina, and the other from his Excellency Governor Dobbs, of North Carolina and he delivered the faid Letters in at the Table, where they were read, and ordered to lie on the Table. M"' Wythe prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Lewis Burwell, Efq; in Fee Simple, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Daniel M'Neil, fetting forth, That in November, 1758, he received a Wotmd in a Skirmifh with the Enemy at Fort Ligonier, which has rendered him incapable of procuring a Livelihood for himfelf and his Family, confifting of a Wife and three fmall Children, and praying the Confideration of this Houfe, was prefented to the Hovtfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Wafhington and M'' Francis Lightfoot Lee; That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with
;
;

their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe.

The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee to confider further of Ways and Means for raifmg the Sum of 10,000, purfuant to Yefterday's Refolutions; and after feme Time fpent therein M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by
the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the

Sum of ;<|io,ooo be raifed by a Tax of two Shillings on every Tobacco exported out of this Colony in the Years 1768 and 1769. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the above Refolution, and alfo to the feveral Refolutions of the Committee Yefterday, agreed to by the Houfe; and it is referred to M' Charles Carter, M" Attorney, M'' Bland, M^ Nicholas, and M' Waller, to prepare and bring in the fame.
Hogfhead
of

M^

: :

M3]

M' Attorney reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Alexander Finnie was referred had had the fame under their Confideration, and examined divers Witneffes as to the Fa(5ls in the faid Petition alledged, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and afterwards dehvered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow
It appears to this Committee that the faid Alexander Finnie obtained Leave from General Stanwix to clear the Road in the faid Petitioned mentioned which he performed in fuch a Manner as to admit of the Paffage of a confiderable Number of Waggons in the publick Service and that by an Account, with an Affidavit at the Foot of it, to the faid Petition annexed, it appears he expended the Sum of ; 169. 13 in that Service. It further appears that the faid Alexander Finnie opened a Subfcription, in Order
,

to obtain
of
,j,o,

Money

to defray the

Expence

of that

Work, which, with

his

own

Subfcription

amounted

to about to, but

how much

of the faid Subfcription hath been col-

lecfted

doth not appear.

Refolved,

That the

faid Alexander Finnie

ought to be allowed the

Sum

of

100

cun-ent Money, to be paid by the Publick, as a

full

SatiffaAion for his Services aforefaid.

Mf Ckrifiian prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For altering the Court Day of the County of Augufta and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered
;

to be -read a fecond Time.


Ordered,

That

M*^

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

the Remainder of this Seffion.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning, Eleven

''Clock.

Saluvba^. t^e lOt^ of !flovember. 33 (bao, IL 1759.

MR.
A

according to Order, a

Richard Henry Lee, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, Bill, To oblige the Importers of Negroes for their
to

own Ufe

pay a Duty and the fame was read the


;

firft

Time, and ordered

to be read a fecond Time.

Hudfon, fetting forth. That in the Month of June, 1758, he was ordered, with a Company of Militia of Hanover under his Command, to march to the Protedlion of the Frontiers, where the faid Company, by Order from his Honor the Governor, were detained in Service three Months longer than by Law they were appointed; and praying that an Allowance may be provided, as well for that extraordinary Service, as for the Damages done to their Arms, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Syme, M"' Payne, and M' Dandridge That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. M"' Wafhingtmi reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Daniel M'Neil was referred had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true; 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
Petition of Chriftopher
;

the Houfe

as follows

Refolved,

That the
of five

faid Daniel

M'Neil ought to be paid the


for his

the Publick, as an immediate Relief to his prefent Neceflities

paid the
himfelf

Sum

Pounds per Annum

of ten Pounds by and that he be alfo future Support, and the Subfiftance of
;

Sum

and Family.
to this
;

A Petition of John Dickenfon, fetting forth, That he hath been informed that he was
Houfe as mifbehaving in his Office, he being Captain of of Rangers and that for that Reafon this Houfe had given Diredlions to the Commiffioners appointed for fettling the Accovmts of the ranging Companies, not to proceed on your Petitioner's Accounts till he fhould acquit himfelf before this Houfe That he is now attending for that Purpofe, and praying that the Houfe will take the fame into Confideration, was prefented to the Houfe and read.
lately reprefented

a Company

Ordered,

[ 144 ]

That the faid Petition be referred to M' Chriftian, Wilfon, M' Thomas Richard Henry Lee; That they do examine into and M' the Subje<$l Matter Johnfon, fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Hotife. thereof, and report the A Petition of William Hunter, fetting forth. That his Bufmefs as Printer to the Publick is of late greatly encreafed, as well by the frequent Seffions of Affembly, as by the Encreafe of the .Staple of this Country, requiring an additional Number of at leaft 30,000 Infpedlors Notes; and praying the Confideration of this Hotife thereon, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Bowler Cocke, Uy Waller, Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Bland, and M"' Wythe That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame,
Ordered,

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. An Account of Arrears due to feveral Companies of gufta, under the Command of Col. John Buchanan.

Militia, of the

County

of

Au-

Alfo fundry AccoJints for Provifions and other Necef fades fumiflied the faid Militia and the Cataivba Indians in our Service, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Treafurer of this Colony to make an Allowance to John Lee, Clerk of Effex County, of^three Pounds and feven Pence Half -penny, for fo much Money he had received for Taxes on Procefs and Ordinary Licenfes, and of which it appears he was robbed. Ordered, That M' Ruffin and M' Webb have Leave to be abfent from the Service of this Houfe the Remainder of this Seffion. And then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning, Eleven "'Clock.

^onba^.

tbe I2tb of !ftov(Mnber.

33

(Beo. IL

1759.

MR.
and that

Charles Carter, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe,

according to Order, a Bill For granting the


Prote(5lion of this Colony;

Sum

of ;io,ooo for the further


firft

and the fame was read the

Time, and

ordered to be read a fecond Time.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,
erne, for his
M''

That the Thanks of this Houfe be given to the Reverend M"' William Gibexcellent Sermon preached Yefterday before the Council, and this Houfe Bland and M'' Landon Carter do wait on him for that Purpofe, and defire

him

to print the fame.


M''

Wythe prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For vefting certain Lands, therein mentioned, in John Spotfwood, the Younger, in Fee Simple; and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of Samuel Gait appointed Keeper of the publick Goal, in the Room of Thomas Penman, deceafed, praying that the Salary ufually allowed the faid Penman, for maintaining the Prifoners committed to the faid Goal, may be allowed the Petitioner from the Time of his Appointment to that Office, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the additional Sum of i$ be paid to the faid Samuel Gait, over and above the ufual Salary of 2^ per Annum. Refolved, That ten Pounds of Tobacco per day be allowed the faid Samuel Gait for every Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminal's Imprifonment, from this Time to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly. A Bill, To oblige the Importers of Negroes for their own Ufe to pay a Duty, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill To-morrow. A Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands, therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Lewis Burwell, Efq in Fee Simple and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value,
; ;

in

[145
in Lieu thereof, to the
M"'
;

fame Ufes was read a fecond Time, and committed


M"'

to M"'

Wythe

Richard Henry Lee, and

Ambler.

For altering the Court Day of Augufta County, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. M' Bland reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of William Hunter, Printer, was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, and come to a Reolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then deHvered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid William Hunter be allowed the Sum of 350 per Annum, to continue to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly as a full Confideration for printing the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the Laws of each Seffion, and fending thirteen of them to every County Court Clerk, one of which to be half -bound for the Ufe of the Court printing Infpedlors Notes and Books, Proclapiations, and other pubHck
; ;

A Bill,

Advertifements.
Ordered,

That the

faid Refolution be engroffed

and that M' Bland do carry


"'Clock.

it

up to

the Council for their Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

Tbxx^sba^,

tl)e

131^ of tJtovember,

33

(&eo. U.

1739.

That the Committee to whom the Petition of Captain Chrifreferred, had examined into the fame, and found the Allegation thereof to be true, and had come to two 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 follow: Refolved, That the Arrears due to the Company of Militia under the Command of

MR.

Syme

reported,

topher

Hud fon was

the' faid Chriftopher

for their Service in the faid Petition mentioned, amount by the Pay Rolls of the faid Company, which have been under 8, the Infpedlion and Examination of the Comiffioners appointed to ftate and fettle the Militia Accounts, which ought to be paid by the Public. Refolved, That the Sum of ;i6. 9. 3. ought to be paid by the Publick for the Damages

Hud fon,

to 2-jo. 14.

as appears

Company of MiHtia while they were in the publick Service A Petition of Abraham Murray was prefented to the Hoiofe and read, fetting forth. That in the Month of November, 1758, he entered into a Contradl with his Honor the
done to the Arms of the
faid

Governor, in which he bound himfelf under a Penalty, to fumiCh, as well the Militia as fuch Rangers as fhould be employed in his Majefty's Service in the Counties of Bed-

and Halifax, with Provifions till the firft Day of May laft, which Contradt he pundlThat upon the Redudlion of Fort Dii Quefne the Militia were recalled, and before the Detachments from the ranging Companies took Poffeffion of the Forts they had occupied, great Part of the Provifions the Petitioner had laid in for their Ufe were ftolen and otherwife deftroyed, thofe Detachments not coming till long after the Militia had abandoned their Pofts, and left thofe Provifions to the Mercy of the Neighbourhood. That the Petitioner's Agents might have difpofed of the Provifions left on Hand for his Account, but that the Petitioner had contradled to provide for the Rangers alfo in thofe Counties, and retained the Provifions for their Ufei and praying the Confideration of the Houfe on the Premifes, and that he may be allowed for the Lofs he has fuftained in fuch Manner as fhall be thought juft. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"' Bland, M^ Chriftian, M"' Claiborne, and M' Cary That they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame,
ford

ually complied with.

with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. A Bill, For granting the Sum of ;i 0,000 for the further Proteftion of this Colony, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole
Houfe.
Resolved,

146]
a Committee upon the faid
Bill

Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into

To-morrow.

The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill, To oblige the Importers of Negroes, for their own Ufe, to pay a Duty; and after fome Time fpent therein, M^ Speaker refumed the Chair, and M-^ Charles Carter reported, That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had diredled 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. M'' Fleming prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Tarlton Fleming is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes; and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Claim of William Spiller, Affignee of Jofeph Morris, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

'^

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

>jl>e6ttes6aY, t^e I4tl) of !Jlovember.

33

(Beo. U,

1759,

Wythe reported. That the Committee to whom the Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands, therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Leivis Burwell, Efq; in Fee Simple, and for fettling other Lands, of greater Value, in Lieu thereof to the fame Ufes, was committed, had examined into the Allegations of the faid Bill, and found them to be true, but had made no Amendments thereto; and he delivered the Bill in at the Table. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed, and read a third Time. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Correfpondence to diredl the Agent for this Country, that if any Appeal fhould be carried from hence to England,

MR.

relative to the Adl, intituled.


their public

An Ad

to

enable the Inhabitants of this Colony

to

difcharge

Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money, for the enfuing Year, Endeavours, and to employ proper Coimfel to fupport the Proceedings his own to ufe of the Veftries, of this Colony afting imder the Authority of the faid Law.

The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill, To oblige the Importers of Negroes, for their own Ufe, to pay a Duty; and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had made feveral Amendments to the faid Bill, 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, with an Amendment. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and
read a third Time.
M''

Chriftian reported, That the Committee to


referred,

whom

the Petition of John Dicken-

fon was

had had the fame under

their Confideration,

and had agreed upon a

Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame were again read.
Ordered, That the faid Petition be re-committed to the said Committee and that M' Walker be added thereto. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill, For granting the Sum of 10,000, for the further Protedlion of this Colony. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill
;

To-morrow.

['~I47 ]

M' Wafhington reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Chriftopher Weft was referred, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true, and had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then
delivered in at the Table.

That the Confideration of the faid Report be put off till Tomorrow. A Claim of John Roberts, for taking up a Runaway, therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
Ordered,
of Affembly.

That he was Captain of a Company of Rangers on the Frontiers of this Colony, which at fome Times confifted of upwards of loo Men, which he was obliged to divide into three or four different Parties, in Order to prevent the Inhabitants from deferting their Settlements: That he hath adlually paid the whole of his faid Company, but that the Commiffioners appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts thought they were not authorized to allow him for more than loo Men and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and
Petition of

John Dickenfon, fetting

forth.

received.

That the Confideration of the faid Petition be put off till To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

I51)urs6aY,

tb<^ I5!:l)

of tl^ovemben

33

<Beo. U.

1759.

That he was one of the drafted from the County of Prince William, in the Year 1758, and was in Service on the Frontiers 108 Days but by fome Miftake his Name was omitted to be inferted in the Pay Roll, and by that Means he hath not received any Satiffadlion for his faid Service 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 next Seffion
Petition of Leonard Leechenan, fetting forth.
Militia
; ;

of Affembly.

Meffage from the Council by

M"'

Walthoe,

That they have agreed to the Refolve of this Houfe, for allowing William Himter, Printer, a Salary of 350 per Annum, for the Services therein mentioned. Alfo to the Refolve, for allowing Alexander Finnic the Sum of 100, for his Services
therein mentioned;
to the

And

Refolve, for furnifhing the ating Juftices in the feveral Counties, in this Alfo Colony, with Mercer's Abridgement of the Laws, at the publick Expence.

The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Petition of John Dickenfon, Yefterday prefented to the Houfe, and referred to be confidered this Day; and the Queftion being put, that the faid Petition be referred to a Committee, It paffed in the Negative. Refolved, That the faid Petition be rejedled.
Bland reported, That the Committee to whom the Petition of Abraham Murray had had the fame under their Confideration, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid Petition ought to be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. A Bill, To dock the Intail of certain Lands whereof Tarlton Fleming is feized, and for fettling other Lands and Slaves, of greater Value, to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M^ Nicholas, M'' Payne, and M'' Carrington.
M--

was

referred,

An Account of James Wimboufh, for Provifions for Indians in the Service of the Colony, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideuation of
the next Seffion of Affembly.

An

M8

imported into this Colony,

An Ad to amend the feveral Ads laying a Duty on Slaves was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Richard Henry Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for
An engroffed
Bill, intituled,

their

Concurrence.
engroffed Bill, intituled,

An
the

An Ad
Glebe

to

impower

the Veftry of the

Parifh

of Dale,

in

County

of Chefterfield, to fell the

Land

of the faid Parifh,

and

for other

Purpofes

was read a third Time. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Covmcil for their Concurrence. M' Chriftian reported. That the Committee to whom the Petition of John Dickenfon was re-committed, had again had the fame vmder their Confideration, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the faid John Dickenfon hath faithfully dif charged his Duty in his Office of Captain of a Company of Rangers and that the Money due to himfelf and Company ought to be paid by the Publick, to be fettled in the fame Manner as by Law
therein mentioned,

Refolved,

is

dire(5led.

The Houfe proceeded

to the Confideration of the Report from the

whom

the Petition of Chriftopher Weft

was

referred,

Committee to and the Refolutions of the faid


of
2>'^,

Committee being again twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the faid Chriftopher Weft ought to be allowed the Sum

as

a Confideration for his Pay during his Captivity. Refolved, That if the faid Chriftopher Weft is entitled to any Arrears of Pay, before the Time he was taken Prifoner as aforefaid, the fame fhould be fettled by the Pay Mater of

the

Regiment.

The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill, For granting the Sum of 10,000, for the further Protedlion of this Colony; and after fome Time fpent therein, M^ Speaker refumed the Chair, and M^ Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration and made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Report be put off till To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.

31

3Tl6aY.

tl)e

I6tb of 5tovembcr,

33

<Beo. II

1759.

AN
and

Account of Arrears due to a Party of the Militia of Bedford County in the service of this Colony. And a Claim of Thomas Cooper, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, were feverally

prefented to the Houfe and received,

and

referred to

the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,

That

M--

Waller be added to the Committee to

whom
and

the

Bill,

To dock

the

Intail of certain Lands,

whereof Tarlton Fleming

is

feized,

for fettling other

Lands

Slaves, of greater Value, to the

fame Ufes.
For paying the Burgeffes Wages, is referred to M-- Henry Lee to pre-

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,

That Leave be given

to bring in a Bill,

for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, in

Money and
;

it

pare and bring in the fame. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, For leffening the Duty on Slaves imported and it is referred to M-- Bland and M' Waller to prepare and bring in the fame. The Houfe proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the
;

Committee

of the

whole Houfe to the

Bill.

For granting the

Sum of

;i

0,000, for the fur-

ther

U9

ther Protection of this Colony

and the fame being again twice read, were agreed

to

by

the Hottfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and read

a third Time.

22

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For leffening the Duties firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. Upon a Motion made. The faid Bill was immediately read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill To-morrow. A Bill, For vefting certain Lands, therein mentioned, in John Spotfwood the Younger, in Fee Simple was read a fecond Time, and committed to M"^ Wythe, M' Henry Lee, Ambler, and M"^ Walker. M"^ Henry Lee prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For paying the Burgeffes Wages, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, in Money and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. And Upon a Motion made. The faid Bill was immediately read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be engroffed and read a third Time. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven "'Clock.
M"'

laid

upon Slaves imported, and the fame was read the

Saturday, t^e I7tb of November, 33 (Bao. IL 1759.


Committee upon the Bill, For leffening the Duties laid upon Slaves imported and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, and made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, as amended, be engroffed, and read

THE

Order of the

Day

being read.
itfelf

The Houfe

refolved

into a

a third Time.

Meffage from the Council by

M"'

Walthoe,

That they have agreed


ifh of Dale, in the

to the Bill, intituled.

An

County

of Chefterfield, to fell

impower the Veftry of the Parthe Glebe Land of the faid Parifh and
A(5l to
;

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

That he was ordered out by his Honor Augufta under his Command, in the Year the Governor, with a Company 1758, with which he was in Service of the Government for three Months, and his Accotints were fettled by the Commiffioners appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts, upon whofe Certificate his Honor granted him his Warrant to the Treafurer for the Payment of the Money due to himfelf and his faid Company. That at the laft Seffion of Affembly, on the fourth day of April, the Hoiife addreffed his Honor the Governor to ftop the Payment of his Warrant to the Petitioner, being of Opinion the Commiffioners had no Power to pafs any MiHtia Accoimts accruing after the paffing the Adt appointing them to their Office, by which Means the Petitioner and his faid Company have hitherto been kept out of their Pay and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
fetting forth.

A Petition of Alexander Sayers,

of the Militia oi

of Affembly.

An

i5o]

engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for granting the Sum of 10,000, for the further Protedion of this Colony, was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.

An

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M'' Bland do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence.

engroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad to dock the Intail of certain Lands, therein mentioned, and to veft the fame in Lewis Burwell, Efq; in Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes; was read the third Time.

An

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M'' Wythe do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their Concur-

rence

An
Augvifta,

engroffed Bill, intituled,

An Ad

for altering the Court

Day

of the

County

of

-^

Refolved,

was read the third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M-^ Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for
engroffed Bill, intituled.

An

An Ad

for paying

the Burgeffes

their Concurrence. Wages, for this prefent

Seffion of Affembly, in

Money, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Henry Lee do carry up the faid Bill to the Coimcil
then the

for their

Con-

currence.

And

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning,

Eleven "'Clock.

yttonba^, tbe I9tb of 5lovember,

33
M''

(Bco,

11.

1759.

The Governor has commanded me to lay before this Houfe a Letter his Honor has juft received from his Excellency General Amherft, in Favor of Capt. Stobo, by whom it was fent, which, with that Gentleman's fingular Sufferings, he recommends to the immediate Conflderation of this Houfe.

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by


M"'

Walthoe.

Speaker,

The Houfe immediately proceeded


fame being read.

to the Conflderation of the faid Letter,

and the

it was That the Sum of 1000 be paid by the Treafurer of this Colony to Captain Robert Stobo, over and above the Pay that is due to him from the Time of his rendering himfelf A Hoftage to this Day, as a Reward for his Zeal to his Country and a Recompenfe for the great Hardfhips he has fioffered during his Confinement in the Enemy's Country. Ordered, That the faid Refolve be engroffed and that M'' Bland do carry it up to the

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

Council for their Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be made to his Honor the Governor, to defire that he will be pleafed to take Capt. Stobo into his fpecial Care and Favor, and promote him in the Service of this Colony and that M' Richard Henry Lee do wait on his Honor
;

with the faid Addrefs. Upon a Motion made,

That the Thanks of this Houfe be given to M^ Robert Stobo for his fteady Attachment to the Intereft of this Country for his fingular bravery and and Courage exerted on all Occafions during this prefent War, and for the Magnanimity with which he has fupportcd himfelf during his Confinement in Canada: And that he be congratulated in the Name of this Houfe on his fafe and happy Return to this Colony And Bland, and M"" Wafhington, do wait on him for that Purpofc. that M"' Nicholas,
Refolved,

inviolable

Pcrfons bringing Slaves into this Colony from Carolina, Maryland, and the Weft Indies, for their own life, to pay a Duty; was read the third Time, and tlie Blanks therein filled up.
engroffed Bill, intituled,
to oblige the

An

An Ad

24

Refolved,

151

:i

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M' Richard Henry Lee do carry up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved, That the feveral Sums following be allowed to the feveral Officers of the General Affembly, refpedlively.

To John Randolph, Efq Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq Clerk of the General Affembly To the Rev. M'' William Yates, Chaplain To M' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms To the Door-Keeper of the Council To James Lavie, ^ To Thomas Broadrib, t-> t^ ^ ^1 tt Door-Keepers , to the Houfe, T^ r ran cts, To I homas r To James Yates, J To George Davenport, for his Services this Seffion
;
;

150
50
25

40
6

<

<

16
f

6
j

6 15

Ordered,
it

That the

faid Refolve be engroffed

and that M' Richard Henry Lee cany

up

to the Council for their Concurrence.

Upon

a Motion made.
of the fol-

That a Committee be appointed, to examine the inrolled Bills, lowing Perfons, viz. M"' Read, M'' Henry Lee, M^ Wager, and M"" Edmunds. A Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe.
Ordered,

to the Bill, intituled. An Adl to dock the Intail of certain Lands, and to veft the fame in Lewis Burwell, Efq; in Fee Simple; and for fettling other Lands of greater Value, in Lieu thereof, to the fame Ufes. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An A(5l for altering the Court Day of the County of Augufta. Alfo to the Bill, intittded, An Adl for paying the Burgeffes Wages, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, in Money.

That they have agreed

therein mentioned,

Alfo

to the Bill, intituled.

An

A(5l to oblige

the Perfons bringing Slaves into this

Colony from Maryland, Carolina, and the Weft Indies, for their own Ufe, to pay a Duty. Alfo to the Refolve for allowing Captain Robert Stobo the Sum of 1000, for the
Services therein mentioned.

And
And

to the

Refolve for paying the Salaries

of the refpedive Officers of the

General

Affembly for

this prefent Seffion.

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

''Clock.

X3ue56tt^,

tl)e

20tb of !:^ovember. 33
M""

(Bao, U.

1759.

A
26

Meffage from the Coimcil by


That they have paffed a
ferve the Credit of the
this

Walthoe.

Bill, intituled.

An Ad

to eftablifh to

Paper Currency

of this

Colony,

a Method to prewhich they defire the

Concurrence of

Houfe.

The Houfe immediately proceeded to the Confideration of the faid Bill, and the fame being read the firft Time, and the Queftion put that it be read a fecond Time,
It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

That the faid Bill be rejedled. Meffage from the Council by M"' Walthoe.
to the Bill, intituled.

That they have agreed

An

Adl for granting the

Sum

of ;^io,ooo,

for the further Protedlion of this Colony.

Mr

M' Nicholas reported, That the Committee appointed had, according to Order, waited on Capt. Stobo with the Refolution of this Houfe, to return him their Thanks for his late Services to this Colony, to which he had returned the following Anfwer
Houfe of Burgeffes, The diftinguifhing Tokens of Favor and Benevolence which you have vouchfafed voluntarily to confer on me, and that unanimoufly and immediately upon my happy Return to this Country, have adminiftered to my Heart the greateft Confolation it was fufceptible of, gratified every Wifh it was capable of entertaining, and imprinted upon it the moft indelible M' Speaker, and Gentlemen
of the

Senfe

have difcharged my Duty to their Cofidud, is the higheft Glory my Ambition Thanks my their merited for and Satiffadion, Occafion, to exert my felf with all any upon future determine me, will could afpire at, and Gratitude and Duty can infpire. Ardor of the Vigor and Alacrity which the united

of Gratitude it could poffibly be affeded with. To be informed by the Voice of the Publick, that I

ROBERT STOBO.
And
then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

>il?e6ne56ttY. l^e

2Ut

of !5tovember.

33

<5eo. IL

1759.

MR.
A

Read reported, That the Committee appointed had, accordmg to Order, examined the inrolled Bills and redlified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that they were truly inrolled. Ordered, That M' Read do carry up the inrolled Bills to the Coimcil for

their Infpe(5lion.

Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe.


the inrolled Bills,

That they have infpeded

and are

fatiffied they are truly inrolled,

A Meffage from the Governor bv M'' Walthoe.


M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe in the Council Chamand that you bring with you fuch Bills and Refolves as are ready for his Affent.
M.'

ber,

Speaker, with the Houfe, went

up
viz.

accordingly,

and the Governor was pleafed to

give his Affent to the following Bills,*


1.

An Ad
Colony.

for granting the

Sum

of

Ten Thoufand Pounds,

for the further Protedion

of this
2.

An Ad to
the

oblige the

lina,

and
J.
4.

Weft
to

Indies, for their

Perfons bringing Slaves into this Colony from Maryland, Caroown life, to pay a Duty.
Court

An Ad An Ad
Glebe
Aji

for altering the

Day

of the

County

of

Augufta.
26

impower

the Veftry of the

Parifh

of Dale, in the

County

of Chefterfield,

to fell the

Land

5.

Ad

of the faid Parifh; and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. the Burgeffes Wages, for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, in paying for

Money.
6.

An Ad

to

dock the Intail of certain Lands, therein mentioned, and

to veft the

fame

in Lewis Burwell, Efq; in Fee Simple, and for fettling other

Lands

of greater Value, in

Lieu

thereof, to the

fame Ufes.
viz.

His Honor likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves,


1.

Refolve for paying the

Sum

of

1000

to

Capt. Robert Stobo, for the Services

therein mentioned
2.

Refolve for paying Alexander Finnic the

Sum

of

100, for the Services therein


3-

mentioned.

Hening

VII, 331

fT.

[
J.

153]

Refolve for furnifhing the ading Juftices of the Peace in the feveral Counties in this Colony with M' Mercer's Abridgment at the Publick Expence.
4.

Refolve for paying William Hunter, Printer to the Publick, a Salary of


to the

300

per

Annum.
5.

Alfo

Refolve for paying the Salaries of the refpedive Officers of the General

Affembly

for this prefent Seffion.

And then

his

Honor was pleafed

to

make

the following Speech.


of the

Gentlemen of

the Council,

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

As you have gone


Caufe
of

my fummoning

through the particular Branches of Bufinefs which were the immediate you, and as you have fhewn a Defire of retiring to your own

Counties, by your not entering on the

common Bufinefs

of the Country, I fhall not detain

you longer from purfuing your Inclinations, being at all Times defirous to comply therewith as far as is confiftant with the Duty I owe to his Majefty, and the Attachment I have to this
Colony.. I cannot but wifh that you had more amply provided for the great Services which to me feemed neceffary for your Prefervation; notwithftanding this, I give you the ftrongeft Affurances that I will, with the utmoft Affiduty and Application, employ the Forces you

have entrufted
Indians,

to

me,

to the beft of

my

Abilities, towards the finifhing

Works now ereding


if

at Pittfburg, the affifting

they fhould be rafh enough to

and proteding the Governor Lyttleton againft the Cherokee declare War, and the preferving and fecuring our

own

Frontiers.

If I fhotdd be fo unfortunate as to fail in either of thefe Particulars, I

truft you will have Candor enough to attribute it to the Scantinefs of the Power with which you have invefted me. This you have encouraged me to hope, from the Approbation you have given to my former Condud. I fhall clofe this Seffion, with repeating the Satiffadion I always receive from being thought to have done my Duty; and fhall accordingly prorogue you, and you are hereby prorogued, to the Firft Tuefday in March next.

JOURNAL
of the

B House OUSE OF of DURGESSES


1760
March
Seffion

JOURNAL
of
th<

House OUSE
ATA
Zl
JL

B of J3URGESSES OF
Lord 1758 and
of

X
to

of

in

GENERAL ASSEMBLY fummoned to he held at the Capitol in the City WILLIAMSBURG on THURSDAY, the fourteenth Day of SEPTEMBER the XXXII'' Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King GEORGE the fecthe year of our the 4""

ond and in
gations

from, thence continued by feveral Proro-

TUESDAY
Dom

Day

MARCH

in the

XXXIII'' Year

of his

Majefty's

Reign Annoqz

1760 and then held

at the Capitol in the faid City being the fifth

Seffion of this Affembly.

Bues6a^.

t^e 4tb of Mlarc^.

33
M''

(Beo. lU 1760.
Walthoe.

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of your Houfe in Council Chamber.
M''

A
I

Meffage from the Governor was delivered by

the

Accordingly M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend the Governor. And being returned, reported. That the Houfe had attended the Governor in the Council Chamber and that the Governor was pleafed to make a Speech to the Council and this Houfe, of which he had (to prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy, which he read to the Houfe, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as
;

follows

Gentlemen of the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

called you together at this jundure, that I might he informed in Time of your and Intentions, in Relation to the Regiment; which, without your farther AffiftRefolutions ance, I muft difband on the firft Day of May next, agreeably to the Ad providing for their

Have

Subfiftance, which has been punAually complied with in every other Particular.
of keeping up this reputable Body of Men will fully appear to you, have received from Major-Generals Amherft and Stanwix, Governor from Lyttleton, and Colonel Byrd, all of which I fhall immediately lay before you, for your better Information : Could I add any thing to what thefe Gentlemen have wrote on this Head,

The Expediency
the Letters I

I would remind you, that Great Britain, notwithftanding the enormous Debt under which

Millions for the Service of the enfuing Year; that notwithftanding the Invafion with which fhe was threatened, and the Sums expended for the Defence of her own Coafts, fhe has never been backward in fupporting and defending her
fhe at prefent labors, is raifing
Colonies, but has, like a true
they have been at in their
the

many

and tender Mother, in Part reimburfed them for the Expences is eindent by the annual Grants of Parliament for Support and Encouragement of the Colonies; and we can have no Room to doubt of her

own Defence, as

future Benevolence towards us.

As

a farther Motive

to
;

induce you

to

purfue

this falutary

Meafure, confider

the prefent

declining State of France

her Trade ruined, her

Navy

deftroyed, her Treafury Bankrupt,

and

158]
s

and

People fo entirely broke, that fhe is become rather an Objed of Pity than of Refentment: From thefe Cir cum fiances, it is moft probable that the Bleffings of Peace will foon attend us; will you not then perfevere to the laftf Will you tarnifh the
the Spirits of her

Honour and Reputation you have I cannot fuppofe it. of the Day?
Gentlemen
of the

juftly acquired, by ivithdrawing yourfelves at the Clofe

Therefore,

Houfe

of Burgeffes, of farther

Expence to your Confederation, Times oblige me to it; but I think them for your Honor, for your future Safety, and in all Refpeds for the Intereft of this Colony, for which you have always fhewn fo uniform a Regard; and I make no Doubt but you will concur in them.
I

Though

recommend Meafures produdive

let

me

affure you, that I

am

forry the Circumftances of the

Gentlemen

of the

Council and of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

Having thus
I

laid before

you

all

Matters which occur


to

tions, I fhall leave them with you, requefting you

may make known your


Campaign.

Refolutions

your prefent Deliberato ufe Difpatch in your Confultations, that the Commanders before the ufual Time of opening
to

me

for

to inform you that I have received a Patent under Great Britain, appointing Major-General Amherft to be Governor and Commander in Chief of this Colony; an Inftance of his Majefty's Regard to true Merit, which muft give great Satiffadion to the Inhabitants of this Continent, who are refcued from the Hands of the Enemy, by the Condud and Vigor of fo able a Commander. And late in the Evening Yefterday, I received frefh Letters front M^ Secretary Pitt and Major-General Amherft, fignifying his Majefty's Commands to me, to recommend to the General Affembly of this Dominion, in the ftrongeft Terms, the exerting themfelves by the moft vigorous Meafures during this Campaign, which will probably be the laft.

the

I have the farther pleafure

the Great Seal of

Mr Speaker informed the Houfe, that the Governor had


and Colonel Byrd, and
defired

delivered to

him

feveral

Letters from M"' Secretary Pitt, Major-Generals Amherft and Stanwix, Governor Lyttleton

him

to lay

them

before the Houfe.

And
of this

the faid Letters were read, and ordered to lye on the Table.

Refolved,

That an Addrefs be prefented to the Governor to return him the Thanks


for his kind

Houfe

Speech

to affure

him that we

reflect,

with the higheft Grati-

and on his appointing MajorGeneral Amherft to be Governor of this Colony, whofe Condud; and Abilities have made him dear to every one who has the Intereft of his Country at Heart That we are fenfible, the Security and Tranquillity we now enjoy, are owing to his Majefty's Wifdom and Goodnefs, and that we fhall on this Occafion, endeavor to fupport that Charadler which his Honor is pleafed to tell us we have by our former Condudt acquired. Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Governor, purfuant to the faid Refolution; and it is referred to M' Attorney, M"' Braxton, and M'' Charles Carter, to prepare and bring in the fame. Two Members returned upon new Writs, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Adt of Parliament, inftead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and taken and fubfcribed the Oath of Abjuration and aKo fubfcribed the Teft, were admitted
:

tude, on the Care his Majefty has taken of his Colonies,

'

to their Places in the Houfe.

Refolved,

That the Houfe

will

take the Governor's Speech into Confideration To-

morrow.
Ordered,

That

tlie

Reverend

M"'

Williams be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, and

that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at Ten "'Clock. Ordered, That Thomas Broadrib, Thomas Francis, James Lavie, and James Yates, be continued in their rcfx^edlive OOices f)f Door Keepers to this Houfe, and that they give

Attendance accordingly. 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 James Town, in the
their

Ordered,

Room

'59

John Ambler, who, fmce his Election, hath accepted of an OHice of Profit in this Government; and that M'' Wythe do wait on him with the faid Addrcfs. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Governor, to order a new Writ to iffue for eled;ing a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General Affembly for County of Spotfylvania, in the Room of M' William Waller, deceafed, and that M' Richard Henry Lee do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
of M"^

Room

>R?e6ites6ar.

tl)e 5tl)

of yUavd),

33

(Beo.

II.

1760.

UPON

a Motion made,
Ordered,

That

all

laft to this Seffion of

fuch Claims and Propofitions as were referred from the Affembly, and alfo all fuch Claims and Propofitions
this,

as

fliall

be certified to

be referred to the Confideration of the next

Seffion of Affembly.

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,
9

That Leave be given to bring

in

Bill to

explain the

Acft, intituled,

An Ad

for eftahlifhing a Trade with the Indians in Alliance with his Majefty; and it is referred to M' Richard Henry Lee, M'' Waller, and M'' Bland, to prepare and bring in the fame.

The Order
Confideration.
Refolved,

of the

Day

being read, for the Houfe to take the Governor's Speech into

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech. Ordered, That the feveral Letters Yefterday laid before the Houfe, by Defire of

his

referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee. then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters; and, after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker returned the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the fame under their Confideration, and come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Regiment now in the Pay of this Colony be farther continued, in

Honor the Governor, be

And

the Service of this Colony untill the


Refolved,

That 300

of the faid

firft Day of November next. Regiment be farther continued,

in the faid Service,

>o

from the faid firft Day of November, to the firft Day of April following, if it fhall be thought neceffary by the Governor, or Commander in Chief of this Colony. Refolved, That a fum, not exceeding ;2o,ooo, be raifed for the Pay and Maintenance
of the faid Forces untill the faid
firft

Day

of April.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That

this

Houfe

will refolve itfelf into a

Committee, to confider of

Ways
Com-

and Means
mittee this

to raife the

Sum

of ;^2o,ooo, purfuant to the Refolutions of the faid

And

agreed to by the Houfe, To-morrow. then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

Day

X3bur56aY.

tl)e

6tb of 5ttarcl).

33

(Beo. U.

1760.

Member returned upon a new Writ, having taken the Oaths appointed to be taken by Ad 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' Attorney reported, that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Governor; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at
the

[ i6o J

the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, and
follows
Sir,

is

as

"

We his Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal Suhjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, now met General in Affembly, return you our Thanks, for your kind Speech at the Opening of this The Concern you fhew for the Honor and Reputation of this Colony, is a frefh Seffion.
Inftance of your Affedion and Regard to it, and claims our warmeft Acknoivledgments We refied, with the higheft Gratitude, on the generous Supplies which our Mother

Country has given, and on

the

Care his Majefty has taken for the Protedion

of the Colonies;

and we

are truly fenfible, that the Security

and Tranquillity we
to be

at prefent enjoy are derived

from, his

Wifdom and

Goodnefs.
of

The Appointment
of this

Major-General Amherft

Governor and Commander in Chief

Colony, cannot but give us great Satiffadion, fince the Valor and Commander, have long made him dear to us.

Condud

of that able

on this Occafion endeavor to fupport that Charader, which yotir Honor is us we have by our former Condud acquired, and fhall proceed on the Bufinefs recommended to us, with all poffible Difpatch.
fhall
tell

We

pleafed to

Ordered,

That the

faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed

and prefented by the whole

Houfe.
Ordered,

know his The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee, to confider of Ways and Means for
the

That the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Governor, to u Pleafure when this Houfe fliall attend his Honor to prefent it.
railing

Committee Yefterday agreed to and, after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refimied the Chair, and Mr Charles Carter reported. That the Committee had had that Matter tmder their Confideration, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the
of 20,000, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions of the
;

Sum

Houfe, as follows:
20,000, to be raifed for the [Pay] and Maintenance of the Forces to be continued in the Service of this Colony be raifed by a Tax of one Shilhng and Three pence on every Hundred Acres of Land in the Years 1767 and 1768, and
Refolved,

That the

Sum of

on every Tithable Perfon in this Colony, in the Year 1768. That a Bill or Bills be brought in, purfuant to the faid Refolution, and alfo to the feveral Refolutions of the Committee Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe and it Attorney, Waller, M'' Pendleton, is referred to M"" Charles Carter, Wythe and M'' i' Harrifon, to prepare and bring in the fame. M"" Richard Henry Lee, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, To explain and amend an Adl, intituled, A71 Ad for eftablifhing a Trade with the Indians in Alliance with his Majefty; And the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of John Tennent was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth, that many Years ago his Father (now deceafed) difcovered an efficacious remedy for Plurifies and other Diforders, and at the Requeft of feveral Gentlemen of this Colony, communicated the fame to the Publick, for which he was recompenced by the Affembly with a Gratuity of 100; fmce which, the aforefaid Remedy hath become univerfal, and by great Experience, found very ferviceable in thofe Diforders That the Petitioner's faid Father left his Family in very indigent Circumftances, and the Petitioner having obtained his Education at the College on a publick foundation, and fmce applied himfelf to the Study of Phyfick, to complete whicli he hath been advifed to go to England; but having no other Dependence than the Affiftance of a Particular Friend, humbly prays Aid of this Houfe which he hopes will be granted him, the rather becaufe his Father having promulgated the Benefit arifmg to the Publick from his aforefaid Difcovery, waved the great Advantage he might reafonably have expedled to have obtained " two
Shillings

Ordered,

from

^61 ]

from

it, if

he had kept the Secret to himfelf.

And

the Queftion being put, that the faid

Petition be referred to a Committee,


It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved That the faid Petition be rejected.

Claim of Reuben Straughan,

for taking

up a Runaway Slave therein mentioned.


;

Aljo a Claim of John Taylor, for the fame Service were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

IFxiba^,

tl)e 7tl)

of !5tlarcb

33 ^eo.

II.

1760.

A
Time.

Member 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' Attorney reported, that the Committee appointed had according to Order waited on the Governor to know his Pleafure, when this Houfe fhould attend him with
their Addrefs

and that he was pleafed to appoint this Day, and to fay he would fignify Houfe when he was ready to receive it. M"' Charles Carter, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill for granting the Sum of 20,000 for the Better Security and Protedtion of this Colony and the fame was read the firft Time and ordered to be read a fecond
;

by a Meffage

to the

Thomas Roy, praying to be reimburfed by the PubUck for the Expences he had been at in building a Wharf for the Publick Ufe of Roy's Warehoufes in Caroline County alledging that the Rents, of the faid Warehoufes (of which he is Proprietor) are not fufficient for that Purpofe was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
of
;

A Petition

of Affembly.

A Petition of William Fleming, fetting forth, that in the Year 1755 he received a Commiffion as Enfign in Captain David Bell's Company, and in Purfuance of Orders from Colonel Wafhington, recruited a Number of Men and fubfifted them at his own Expence; ten of which, in their March to the County of Angufta, deferted, and were never afterwards retaken; for which reafon Colonel Wafhington, in fettling the Petitioner's recruiting Account, refufed to make him any Allowance for thofe Deferters; and praying to be reimburfed by the Publick for the Charges of inlifting and fubfifting
the faid Deferters, which amounts to ;35. 13, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Riddick and M'' Harrifon: That

they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Several Claims of William Willie, Clerk, James Wren, James Fawn, John Halcombe and John Dudley, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

and amend an Adl intituled. An Ad for eftablifhing a Trade with was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe. Refolved, That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill Tomorrow. M"' Riddick reported,, that the Committee to whom the Petition of William Fleming was referred, had had the fame under their Confideration, 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 twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe as follows

Bill to explain

the Indians in Alliance with his Majefty,

Refolved,

162

Refolved, That the Allegations of the faid Petition are true, and that the laid William Fleming ought to be allowed the Sum of 35. 13. for fo much by him expended in the publick Service, to be paid by the Publick. A Meffage from the Governor by M"' Walthoe,
M"'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

am commanded

to receive their

by the Governor to acquaint Addrefs in the Council Chamber.

this

Houfe, that his Honor

is

now ready

Accordingly M'' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned, reported, he, with the Houfe, had 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 Anfwer:

That

M''

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,


juft Senfe

The
rity with

you entertain

of his Majefty's great


to

Wifdom and Goodnefs;

the Steadi-

nefs with which you have per fevered

fupport his Rights and proted this Colony; the Alac-

which you have undertaken, and the Progrefs you have already m,ade in, the Meafures recommended to you, together with the Affedion and Regard fhewn to me in this Addrefs, demand a Return of my moft fincere Thanks, which I give you with the greateft Cordiality,

i*

M' Speaker informed the Houfe, that the Governor had delivered to him feveral Van Braam, which he had defired him to lay before the Houfe. And the faid Letters were read, and ordered to lye on the Table. A Memorial of the Officers of the Virginia Regiment was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth. That they had chearfully entered into the Service of this Colony, at a Jun(5ture when an averfion to a Military Life was general and conf picuous, and when the unjuftifiable Encroachments of the French threatened our Lives and Properties with great Danger; fmce which Period, they had made the Study of their Profeffion the Objedl of their clofeft Attention, and dropped all Thoughts of their former Employments, to which they carmot return but with the utmoft Reludlance, and imder fuch Infinity of Dif ad vantages, as will totally incapacitate them from purfuing the fame with any Probability of Succefs That fuch of them as had any Fortunes, had expended them and thofe who had none are greatly involved by procuring the Neceffaries, and a very few of the Conveniences of Life; of both which they were often deftitute, and
Letters from Sir John St. Clair, Colonel Byrd, Major Stobo, and M"'
: ;

Country (or rather Wildemefs) they generally ferved in, could never be but an exorbitant Rate That they have for a Number of Years been on conftanl got at fevere Duty, encountred the rudeft Toils and moft imminent Dangers, been Strangers to Winter-Quarters, and other Relaxations from the Duties of the Field, which other Troops enjoyed, and all have a Right to: That they have fpent their youthful Days, impaired their Health, hurt their Conftitutions, and in fine been deprived of thofe Refources that would have enabled them to have gained a Livelihood That by clofe Application, and a fteady Perfeverance in the pundtual Execution of their Duty, fuch good Order, Regularity, and ftridl Difcipline (which can alone conftitute good Troops) have long been maintained in the Regiment 0 as to have attracted the Particular Notice and Approbation of the beft Judges acquired a Superiority over all other Provincial Troops, and rendered it univerfally admired by all with whom it did Duty: This Affertion is clearly evinced, by the general Behaviour of its Officers in the many Actions it has been engaged in, and the fignal Bravery of feveral, whofe gallant Conduct and glorious Deaths redound fo much to the Honor of this Colony: Tluit the publick Spirits which have fo long exhibited our military Affairs in a diftinguiflietl Light from thofe of the neighbouring Provinces, and the ready Attention of this Houfe to redrcfs the Grievances of the Memorialifts, give them room to hope that, ftill aduated by the fame noble Motives, this Houfe will fonn fome Eftablifhmcnt for their future Support, that tlie Bleffings of
whicli in the
:

to

Peace

[ i63 ]

Peace which they have been inftrumental in procuring to many of their Fellow Subje<5ls, they may in fome Meafure participate of themfelves or in Cafe the unprecedented Perfidy of the Cherokees fhould protradl the War, in that Event, fuch a Provifion would create the ftrongeft Incitement in generous Minds (viz. Gratitude) to the utmoft Exertion of their Abilities in the Execution of fuch ulterior Operations as may be judged moft efifecatious for re-eftablifhing the Tranquility, and fupporting the Honor, Intereft and Security of this Colony: And praying that this Houfe will take this Affair into Con;

fideration.

Ordered,
of Affembly.

That the

faid

Memorial be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion


till

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Saturday.

l\^<i

StI)

of ^Jtlarc^.

33

<5eo. U.

1760.

A
^'

Member 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 Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.
Petition of
alfo fubfcribed the

A
Houfe

William Hunter, Printer, praying that his Salary as Printer to this be continued, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the Sum of 3$ P^r Annum be allowed to William Hunter, Printer,

may

to continue to the

End

of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full Confideration for print-

ing the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the


ing 13 of

them
;

to every

County Court

of the Court

printing Infpe(5lors

Laws of each Seffion, and fendwhich to be Half -bound for the ufe Notes, and Books, Proclamations, and other publick
Clerk, one of

Advertif ements
Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be engroffed,

and that

M''

Bland do carry

it

to the

Council for their Concurrence.

Keeper of the publick Goal, praying that the ufual Allowance for maintaining Criminals committed to the faid Goal may ftill be continued, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the additional Sum of 1$ be paid to the faid Samuel Gait for every Year, over and above his ufual Salary of 2$. Refolved, That i o lbs, of Tobacco per Day be allowed the faid Samuel Gait for every ^ Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminals Imprifonment, from this
Petition of

Samuel

Gait,

End of the next Seffion of Affembly. For granting the Sum of ;;2o,ooo for the farther Security and Protedlion of this Colony, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe, immediately. The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill; and, after fome Time fpent therein, M"" Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, and had made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read and agreed to. ^ Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third Time.
Time
to the
Bill

The Order of the Day being read. The Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the
1.

Bill,

To

explain and

amend

an Adl,

Trade with the Indians in Alliance with his Majefty, and, after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but had made no Amendments thereto. And the Queftion being put, that the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time,
intituled,
for eftablifhing a
,

An Ad

It paffed in

the Negative.
Refolved,

i64

Refolved,

That the

faid Bill be rejeAed.

Upon a Motion made,


For direfting the Truftees of the imported by them, and to pay the money Indian Fa(5lory of Virginia to fell the Goodo, arifing by fuch Sale into the Treafury, for the ufe of the Publick and it is referred to M'^ Bland, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of James Barbour, complaining of an undue Eleftion and Return of M'' Henry Pendleton to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly for the Cotmty of
Ordered,

That Leave be given to bring

in a Bill,

Culpeper,

Ordered,

was prefented to the Houfe and read. That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration
William Cockerham, for taking a

of the next Seffion

of Affembly.

A Claim of
of Affembly.

Rimaway

therein mentioned,

was pre-

fented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

yttonba^, Ibe lOt^ of yUaxcl),

33 6eo.

IL 1760.

SEVERAL Claims of Gerrard Ridley, James Terry, James Bell, and


Affembly.

John Anderfon, feverally prefented mentioned, were to the for taking up Runaways therein Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

A
five

Petition of Clement

Pounds paid by him

Norman, praying to be reimburfed by the Public the Sum of to Dodlor Parker for attending his Son, who was Shot, and died

in the Service of the Publick.

Alfo a Petition of William Peachey, late Colonel of the Frontier Battalion, in Behalf and the Officers lately under his Command, praying that they may be repaid Pubhck for the additional Expences they were at, more than allowed by Law, in by the raifmg Recruits for the faid Battalion, and marching them through the Country to their
of himfelf

Place of Rendezvous.

Alfo a Petition of Chriftopher Hudfon, fetting forth, that he was Captain of a Company of Militia on the Frontiers of this Colony, which he was under the Neceffity of leaving, to come to William fhurg for Inf trudlions in which, and other publick Services, he was detained from his Command a Month, for which Reafon the Commiffioners
;

appointed to

fettle

the Militia Accounts refufed to allow


of the

him

his

Pay

for that

Month,

and praying the Confideration

Houfe

therein.

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Hamilton, in the County of Prince William, praying that that Part of the faid Parifh, lying below the dividing Line of Prince William, and Fauquier Counties, may be added to the Parifh of Dettingen, in order to render their Attendance on Divine Service more eafy and convenient. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Cameron, fetting forth, that the late Election of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh was illegal and praying that the fame

may

be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of John Palmer, praying to be paid by the Publick for a Horfe and Bridle impreffed into his Majefty's Service and loft. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants on Rock Fifh River, in the County of AU)emarle, fetting forth, that the Advantages and Benefits they lately enjoyed in fupplying
their Families with Fifh,

now entirely deprived

Courfe of pelled to cut a Slope in his Mill

which ufed to go up that River in great Abundance, they are by a Mill built thereon by Allen Howard, which has f topped the the Fifh up the faid River; and praying that the faid Howard may be comof,

Dam, for the Paffage of Fifh. Alfo a Petition of Dale Carter and Merryman Payne, Infpe(5lors of Tobacco at Davifs Warehoufe, in the County of Lancafter, fetting forth, that on the 21ft of June laft the
faid

i65 ]

Warehoufe was broke open, and 447 fts. of Tobacco ftolen out of a Crop Hogfhead which had been infpedled and paffed, and which they were obliged to make good, and praying that they may be repaid by the publick were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion
faid

of Colonel William Tayloe's,

of Affembly.

Bland prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill, For direding the Truftees of the Indian Fadtory of Virginia to fell the Goods imported by them, and to pay the Money arifmg by fuch Sale into the Treafury, for the Ufe of the Publick and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. An ingroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad for granting the Sum of 20,000 for the farther Security and Protedion of this Colony, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein
M"'
;

filled

up.

Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Bill do pafs. That M"' Charles Carter do cany up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,

A Bill For directing the Truf tees of the Indian Fadlory of


27

Virginia to

fell

the Goods

imported by them, and to pay the Money arifmg by fuch Sale into the Treafury, for the Ufe of the Publick, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That the Commiffioners appointed by Adt of Affembly for examining ftating and fettling, the Expences of the Soldiers of this Colony, do examine, ftate and fettle, the Accounts of M"' Thomas Walker for Provifions fumifhed by him for the Militia
ftationed in Augufta.

Petition of Peter Pelham, praying that

he

may have fome


;

ing on the

Organ

in the

Church

in this City during this

Allowance for performand the laft Seffion, and keeping

and thereupon, That the Sum of 20 be paid by the Treafurer of this Colony out of the public Money in his Hands, to M"' Peter Pelham for his Trouble in performing on the Organ in the Church in the City of Williamfburg, during this and the laft Seffion, and for keeping the fame in Order. Ordered, That the faid Refolve be ingroffed, and that M' Attorney do carry it up to
Refolved,
28

the fame in Order, was prefented to the Houfe and read

the Council for their Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,

Money

for this prefent Seffion of


in the fame.

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, For paying the Burgeffes Wages in Affembly and it is referred to M'' Pendleton to prepare
;

and bring

Meffage from the Council by

M"'

Walthoe,

That they have agreed


for the farther Security

to the Bill, intituled,

An

A<51 for

granting the
to the

Sum

of ;^2o,ooo

and Protection

of this Colony.

Alfo
,350 per
M"'

to the

Refolve for paying William Hunter, Printer

Publick, a Salary of

Annum.
Bill, For paying the Burand the fame was read the

Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a


in

geffes
firft

Affembly Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time.


for this prefent Seffion of
Bill, intituled,

Wages

Money

An ingroffed
Virginia
to fell the

An Ad for direding the


to

Truftees of the Indian

Fadory

of

Goods imported by them, and

pay

the

Money

ariflng by fuch Sale into

the Treafury, for the

Ufe of the Publick, was read a third Time. That Refolved, the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M' Bland do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. Upon a Motion made,

i66

A Bill For paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money for this prefent Seffion of Affembly,
was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That the Sum oi 828. 11 be allowed to Jacob Van Braam, being due to him for his Pay as a Captain in the Service of this Colony, from the Time of his rendering himfelf as an Hoftage, and during his Confinement as fuch in Canada. An ingroffed Bill, intituled. An AA for paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"^ Pendleton do carry up the faid Bill to the Covmcil for their Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That the feveral Sums following be paid to the feveral


reffpecftively.

Officers of the

General Affembly,

To John Randolph, Efq.' Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq.' Clerk of the General Affembly To the Rev. M"' William Yates, Chaplain To M"' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms To M"" George Davenport, for his Services this Seffion To the Door Keeper of the Council To Thomas Broadrib, To James Lavie, t\ xr tj r _,!,, > Door Keepers to the Home, rio 1 nomas r rancts, To James Yeates, J
"j

$0
25
15

20
10
5

f
<
I

.l

..^t.

^
5

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that

M"^

Richard Henry Lee, do

carry

it

up

to the Covmcil for their Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

publick
ing to

That the Sum of 50 be paid by the Treafurer of this Colony, out of the Money in his Hands, to Edward Davis, being the Value of a Negro Slave, belonghim, condemned and executed for Felony; And that the Sum of ;^5o be aKo paid,
faid Treafurer, to

John Thrufton; being the Value of a Negro Slave, belonging to him, who alfo was condemned and executed for Felony; both of which were legally certified to the Seffion of Affembly in February 1759, but omitted to be entered in the

by the

Book

of Claims.

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that

M"'

Pendleton do carry
"'Clock.

it

to the

Council for their Concurrence.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

X3ues6a^.

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33

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ir60.

That a Committee be appointed to examine the inrolled Bills of the viz., M'' William Digges and M"' Wager. A Petition of William Tawhan and others, Part of the Tribe of Pamunkey Indians, fetting forth, that an Adl of Affembly, paffed in February 1759, For vefting certain Lands belonging to the Pamunkey Indians in Truftees, to be leafed for their Benefit, which the Petitioners reprefcnt was obtained at the Solicitations of a few only of thofe Indians, without ever confulting the Petitioners on the Subjcdl and praying that the faid Adl may be repealed, was prefented to the Houfe and read.
,

^'\RDERED

^-^

following Perfons,

31

Ordered,

i67

Ordered,
of Affembly.

That the

faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

Meffage from the Council by


fell

M"'

Walthoe,

That they have agreed


Fa(5tory of Virginia to

to the Bill, intituled,

An Adl

to direft the Truftees of the Indian to

the Goods imported

by them, and
Burgeffes

pay the Money arifmg by


in

fuch Sale into the Treafury, for the Ue of the Publick.

Alfo a

Bill, intituled.

An Adt for paying the


Refolve

Wages

Money

for this pref-

ent Seffion of Affembly.

And
Alfo

that they have agreed to the

o/ this

Houfe, for paying the

Officers Salaries

for this prefent Seffion of Affembly.


to the

Refolve, for paying the Refolve, for

each, for their refpeiiive Slaves

And

to the

Sum of jo to Edward Davis and John Thrufton condemned and executed for Felony. paying the Sum of 20 to Peter Pelham, for the Services

therein mentioned.
3a

William Digges reported, that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, examined the inrolled Bills, and rectified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that they were truly inrolled. Ordered, That M"^ Digges do carry up the inrolled Bills to the Council for their infpec}J[t

tion.

Meffage from the Council by

M"^

Walthoe.

That they have infpeded

the inrolled Bills,

and are

fatiffied they are truly inrolled.

Meffage from the Governor by

M""

Walthoe.

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Governor commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe
ber,

in the Council

Cham-

and

that

you bring with you fuch

bills

and

refolves as are ready for his affent.

M' Speaker with the Houfe went up accordingly, and the Governor was pleafed to
give his affent to the following Bills,*
1.

viz.

An Ad

for granting the

fum

of twenty

thoufand pounds for the farther fecurity and

protedion of this colony. 2. An Ad for direding the truftees of the Indian fadory of Virginia, to fell the goods imported by them, and to pay the money arifing by fuch Sale into the Treafury for the Ufe
of the Publick.
3.

An Ad for

paying the Burgeffes Wages in Money for

this prefent Seffion of

Affem-

bly.

3,1

His Honor likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves,


1.

viz.

A
A A A

Refolve for paying William Hunter, Printer

to the

Publick, a Salary of

350

per

Annum.
2.

3.
4.

Refolve for paying the Officers Salaries for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. Refolve for paying 20 to Peter Pelham, Organift. Refolve for paying the

Sum

of

jo

to

Edward Davis and John Thurfton


for Felony.

each,

for their refpedive Slaves

condemned and executed

And then
Gent emen

his

Honor

clofed the Seffion with the following Speech.

of the Council,

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I Cannot difmifs you, without returning you Thanks for the Unanimity and Difpatch with which you have condtided the Meafure I recommended to you, at the Opening of this Seffion

The
Hening
VII, 347
ff-

i68

The keeping on Foot a Body of Men to ad under the Diredion of his Majefty's Commander in Chief in thefe Parts, during the enfuing Campaign, at a Time when your own Frontiers are free from any Danger from the French, muft redound to your Honor, he grateful to his Majefty, and convince the whole World of your unfhaken Loyalty, Fidelity, and Attachment, to his Royal Per fan and Government, at the fame Time that it fecures to you your own Safety and Tranquillity. I fhall now therefore prorogue you, and you are accordingly prorogued, to the Firft

Tuefday in

Jvine next.

JOURNAL
of the

House of Burgesses
1760
May
ScfTion

JOURNAL
)f

the

House OUSE
5ttort6ttj.
Ifyi.

B of OURGESSES OF
of 5tlop.

l$tl)

33 40.
M"'

U. 1760.

AMeffage
Council Chamber.

from the Govemour was delivered by

Walthoe.

M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, The Govemour commands the immediate Attendance

of

your Houfe in the

Accordingly M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up to attend the Govemour; And being returned, reported, That he, with the Houfe, had attended the Govemour
in the

Council-Chamber

and that the Govemour was pleafed to make a Speech to the


it

Council and this Houfe, of which he had (to prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy, which

he read to the Houfe, and then delivered in at the Table, where


is

was again

read,

and

as follows

Gentlemen of

the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

you all the Relaxation from the Attendance on public Bufinefs, which the Exigencies of Government will permit, you may be affured that nothing but a Matter of the moft preffi-ng Nature, which would admit of no Delay, could have induced me to call you together again fo foon. I have received Letters from the Honourable William Bull Lieutenant-Governour and
great Defire to give

From my

Commander
to

in Chief of South-Carolina, fince the Departure of his Excellency

Govemour

Lyttelton, requefting, in the moft urgent Terms, that I would fend immediate Affiftance

Loudoun a Fort fituated in the Overhill Cherokee Country, confifting of a Garrifon 200 Men, who cannot be relieved from Carolina, and muft inevitably fall a Prey to the of mercilefs Indians, unlefs we can throw in timely Succours to fave them: When I confidered
Fort
;

unhappy Men, and that not only the common Ties of HumanHonour of this Colony {which perhaps had too great Share in the Caufe of this Rupture) called upon me in the ftrongeft Manner, and deynanded this Affiftance, I could not hefitate whether I fhould endeavour to fuccour them; and when I confidered my own Situation, and that I was totally incapacited from affording them the leaft wifhed-for Relief, I could not hefitate whether I fhonld fummon you to meet, for your Advice and Affifthe diftreffed Condition of thefe
ity,

but that the

tance in this important interefting Affair.

That no Time might be loft, I have already, by a fpecial Meffenger, wrote to Govemour Dobbs and M^ Bull my Sentiments on this Matter, provided the Colony fhould enable me to fend them any Affiftance, the Return of which Meffenger I exped every Hour. I fhall immediately lay thefe Letters before you, and fhall only add on this Subjed, that I have nothing to afk by the Diredions of my Royal Mafter on this Head, otherwife than by his general Inftrudions, to defend the Colony from all her Enemies; it is an Affair which concerns ourfelves immediately, in the Protedion of our own back Settlements. I have the Pleafure to communicate to you, that M' Abercrombie informs me, that the
Proportion.

172

Proportion allotted

to this

Colony out

of the ,50,000 granted

Britain in the Year 7/5(5, for the Ufe of the Southern Colonies

by the Parliament of Great is, by the Report of Lord

Loudoun,
which he
is

to be

confirmed by the Treafury Board, j2,8i4,

ig.

0-%,

for the Receipt of

now furnifhed
Warrant

with full Powers; and that he has adually in his

Hands

at prefent

his Majefty's

for 20,546, out of the 200,000 granted by Parliament for the

Ufe

of the Colonies in general, for the Services by them refpedively performed in the Year 1758^ which now flands as a Loan on the Royal Exchequer, at Four and an Half per Centum to be paid out of the Monies raifed for the Service of the Year 175Q. It would he needlefs to recommend Difpatch to you, as the Bufmefs you meet upon fo

neceffarily implies
M"'

it.

Speaker alfo reported. That the Govemour had delivered to him, and defired him to lay before the Houfe, two Letters from Lieutenant-Govemour Bull, of SouthCarolina, and his Excellency Govemour Dobbs, of North-Carolina, lately come to Hand, mentioned in his Honour's Speech, which he accordingly delivered in at the Table. And the faid Letters were read, and ordered to lie on the Table.
Refolved,
for his

That an Addrefs be prefented to the Govemour, to return him our Thanks Speech: To exprefs our Acknowledgements for the Care -and Vigilance with

which he condudls the affairs of this Colony; to affure him that we are truly fenfible of the Importance of the Matter recommended to us, and that we fhall ufe our utmoft Endeavours to avert the Danger with which we are threatened. Ordered, That an Addrefs be drawn up, purfuant to the faid Refolutions; and it is referred to M"' Attorney, and M'' Pendleton, to prepare and bring in the fame. Refolved, That this Hotife will take the Govemour's Speech into Confideration To-morrow. Ordered, That the Rev. M'' William Yates be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers every Moming at Ten 'Clock. Ordered, That Thomas Broadrib, James Lavie and Thomas Francis, be continued in their refpedlive Offices of Doorkeepers to this Houfe, and that they give their Attendance accordingly. A Petition of Nathaniel Hix, praying to be appointed a Door-Keeper to this Houfe, in the Room of James Yates, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe and read and there;

upon
That the faid Nathaniel Hix be admitted to the faid Office, and that he give his Attendance accordingly. Several Petitions of Thomas Withers, Julius Kirk and Peter Meace, refpedlively,
Refolved,

be admitted to the faid Office of Door-Keepers, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read and the Queftion being feverally put upon the faid

praying that they


Petitions,

may

It paffed in the Negative.

Refolved,

And

then the

That the faid Petitions be rejefted. Houfe adjourned till To-Morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock

X3ues6aY

tl)e

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1760.

Member 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 aKo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to the Govemour, to order a new Writ to iffue for the eledling a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General-Affembly for the County of Amelia, in the Room of M'' Richard Booker, deceafed and that M'' Edmund Booker, do wait upon him with the faid Addrefs.
;

173

M' Attorney reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs to the Govemour; which he read in his Place, and then deHvered in at the Table, where the fame was again twice read, and agreed to, and is as follows:
Sir,

We his Majefty's ntoft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, now met in General-Affemhly, return you our Thanks for your kind Speech, at the Opening of this
Seffion.

Permit

us, Sir, at the

tude

demands

of us, for the

fame Time, to make thofe acknowledgements which GratiCare and Vigilance with which you condtiA the affairs of this

Colony.
are truly fenfible of the Importance of the Matter your Honour has been pleafed to recommend to us: The Deftrudion of Fort Loudoim in the Cherokee Nation, and of the

We

Garrifon therein, and the Danger that threatens our Frontier-Settlements, on fuch an Event, Humanity, Honour, and our Inierefts, equally oblige us to prevent; you may, therefore, be affured we fhall ufe every Effort which the Circumftances of this unhappy Cafe will admit of, repofing an entire Confidence in you, that our Endeavours will be direded by your
Prudence, in fuch a
Ordered,

Manner

as is moft likely

to

obtain the wifhed-for Succefs.

That the

faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed,

and prefented by the whole

Houfe.

know

That the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Govemour, to when this Houfe fliall attend his Honour to prefent it. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to take into their Confideration the
Ordered,
his Pleafure

Govemour 's Speech;


a Committee upon the faid Speech. Yefterday laid before the Houfe, by the Govemour's Dire(3;ion, be referred to the Confideration of the faid Committee. Then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters and after fome Time fpent therein, M*^ Speaker refumed the Chair, and M*^ Attorney reported that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their Confideration and had come to two Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe,
Refolved,
this
will refolve itfelf into

Ordered,

That That

Houfe

the

feveral

Letters

as follows

That 200 Men be raifed, to be joined with the 300 formerly diredled to be on the Frontiers, to be fent to the Relief of Fort Loudoun. Refolved, That a Sum not exceeding ;i 5,000 be raifed for raifing, paying and fubfifting, the faid Forces, and fupplying the Garrifon at Fort Loudoun with ProviQons. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That this Houfe will immediately refolve itfelf into a Committee, to confider of Ways and Means for raifing the Sum of 15,000, purfuant to the above-menRefolved,

ftationed

tioned Refolution.
itfelf into the faid Committee and after fome Time M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Attorney reported that the Committee had had that Matter under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Sum of ;i^ 15,000 to be raifed, be raifed by a Tax of one Shilling on every Hundred Acres of Land, and two Shillings on every tithable Perfon in this

The

Hoxif e accordingly refolved

fpent therein,

Colony, in the Year 1769.

purfuant to the feveral Refolutions M^ Randolph, M' Pendleton, M' Nicholas, M'' Harrifon and M' Richard Henry Lee, to prepare and bring in the fame. Upon a Motion made, Ordered, That an Addrefs be made to his Honour the Govemour, to defire he will pleafe to lay before the Houfe the feveral Letters he has received from General Amherft,
Ordered,
Bill or Bills
it is

That a

be brought

in,

before-mentioned; and

referred to M'' Attorney,

General

174]
;

General Monckton and Colonel Byrd, fmce the laft Seffion of a Affembly as alfo Copies of his Letters, fince that Time, to the Govemour of South-Carolina; and that M' Randolph do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

W(ibnQ,sba^, t^e

2Ul of

ytta^.

33

<5eo. lU

1760.

MR.
to receive
fex,

Attorney reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order,

waited on the Govemour to know his Pleafure when this Hotife fhould attend him with their Addrefs and that he was pleafed to appoint this Day, and to fay he would fignify by a Meffage to the Houfe when he was ready
;

it.

A Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the Coimty of Sufcomplaining of illegal Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying the fame may be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of Elizabeth Burk, praying to be allowed by the Publick for three
Beeves fumiflied by her for the
Militia,

to certify in their Accotmts; were feverally prefented to the

which the Commiffioners for that County omitted Houfe and received, and
for taking

referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

Several Claims of

Abraham Womack and Thomas Garner,


and
received,

up Runaway

Slaves, were prefented to the Hovife

and

referred to the Confideration of

the next Seffion of Affembly.

Upon

a Motion made.

Ordered,

That

it

be an Inftru<5lion to the Committee appointed to prepare the Bill


of 15,000, purfuant to the feveral Refolutions of the

for raifmg the

Sum

Committee

Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes to impower the Treafurer of this Colony to iffue and emit Treafury-Notes to the Amount of that

from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For raifmg the Sum of 15,000 for the Relief of the Garrifon of Fort Loudoun in the Cherokee Country and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of William Peachy, Efq; late Colonel of the Frontier-Battalion, fetting forth, That he advanced confiderable Sums of Money for the Publick Service, and was at many unavoidable Expences during his faid Command, for which he hath not received any Satiffadtion, and praying that he may be reimburfed by the Publick, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M' Nicholas, M'^ Attorney, M'' Braxton, and M"" Chriftian that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the Houfe. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That all fuch Propofitions and Claims as were referred from the laft to this Seffion of Affembly, and alfo all fuch Claims and Propofitions as fhall be certified to
Attorney,
; ;

Sum. M'

this,

M''

be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Randolph, reported that he had, according to Order, waited on the

Govemour

with the Addrefs of this Houfe, defiring he would pleafe to dire(5t the feveral Letters he has received from General Amherft, General Monckton, and Colonel Byrd, fince the laft Seffion of Affembly, as alfo Copies of his Letters to the Govemours of North and South-Carolina, to be laid before the Houfe to which his Honour was pleafed to anfwer, he would order them to be laid before the Houfe this Day. A Meffage from the Go\'cmour was delivered by M' Walthoe.
;

M' Speaker and Gentlemen


I

of the

Houfe

of Bnrgeffes.
this

am commanded

to receive their

by the Govemour to acquaint Addrefs in the Council-Chamber.

Houfe

that his

Honour

is

now ready

Accordingly

175

Accordingly M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned reported, that he, with the Houfe, had attended the Govemour in the Council-Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him, to which he was pleafed to return the following

Anfwer

AP Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I return you my fincere Thanks for your Affedimiate Addrefs; and you may be affured, that {as the Approbation of Mankind is the great Source of my Happinefs) I fhall ufe the utmoft Caution, that my future Condud may never give you Caufe to ivithdraw any Degree
of Confidence

you may place in me.


M''

Meffage from the Govemour by


of the

Walthoe.
of Burgeffes,

M' Speaker and Gentlemen


been addreffed
to

Houfe

The Govemour has commanded me


lay before you.

to deliver to

your Houfe the feveral Letters he has

And And

the faid Letters were read and ordered to


then the

Houfe adjourned

till

lie on the Table. To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

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tl)e

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33

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IL 1760.

SEVERAL

Claims of William Farrow,


for taking

Thomas Marfhal,
prefented to

Hudfon Brown, Phihp Carberry and up Runaways therein mentioned, were feverally

the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the

next Seffion of Affembly.

A Bill For raifmg the Sum of i<,,ooo for the Relief of the Garrifon at Fort Loudoun in the Cherokee Coimtry, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe immediately. The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill; and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Attorney reported that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, and made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, as amended, be ingroffed, and read
a third Time.

Upon a Motion made.


That Leave be given to bring in a Bill To revive the A(5l Mutiny and Defertion, and it is referred to M'' Pendleton and M' Attorney
Ordered,
for preventing

to prepare

and

bring in the fame.

A Petition of Edward Hubbard, and James Gunn, fetting forth, That they being appointed Captains in the late Frontier-Battalion, were with their refpeAive Companies detached from the faid Battalion to adl as Artificers, under the Command of General Stanwix; in which Service they were employed, and*fuffered great Hardfhips, from the 23"* of June till the lo* of December laft, without receiving any other Satiffadlion than the ordinary Pay: And praying the Confideration of the Houfe, was prefented to the
Houfe and read. Ordered, That the
of Affembly.
faid Petition be refeiTed to the Confideration of the next Seifion

A
tinued,

Petition of William Hunter, Printer, praying that his Salary as Printer to the

Publick, which will expire at the


Refolved,

End

of this Seffion of Affembly,

may

be farther conPrinter;

was prefented to the Houfe and read, and thereupon That the Sum of 2iS P^^ Annum be allowed to William Hunter,

Compenfation for printing the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the Laws of each Seffion and
to continue to the of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full
;

End

fending

176

fending 13 of them to every County-Court Clerk, one of which to be Half-bound for the ufe of the Court; printing Infpedlors Notes, and Books, Proclamations, and other pubhck Advertifements. Ordered, That the faid Refolve be ingroffed, and that M"^ Bland, do carry it up to the Council for their Concurrence.

A Peiiton of Samuel Gait,

Keeper

of the publick Goal, praying that the ufual Allow-

ance for maintaining the Criminals committed to the faid Goal, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, may be still continued, was prefented to the Houfe

and read, and thereupon Refolved, That the additional Sum of 15 be paid to the faid Samuel Gait every Year, over and above his ufual Salary of 25. Refolved, That 10 lbs. of Tobacco per Day be allowed the faid Samuel Gait for every Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminals Imprifonment, from this Time to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly. M"' Pendleton, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For reviving and farther continuing the feveral Adls of Affembly of this Colony for preventing Mutiny and Difertion, and for other purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. A Petition of fundry Freeholders, Houfe-Keepers, and other Inhabitants, of the Counties of King William, King and Queen, Hanover, and Caroline, on or near the Rivers Pamunkey and Matapony, praying that they may be allowed to make Hedges or Stops in the faid Rivers for catching Fifh, was prefented to the Houfe and the Queftion being
;

put

that the faid Petition be received.


It paffed in the Negative.

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,
this prefent Seffion of Affembly

That Leave be given to bring in a Bill For paying the Burgeffes Wages for and it is referred to M'' Gary to prepare and bring in
;

the fame.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Irviba^. tbe

23r6 of yUa^, 33
An Ad
for raifing the

<5eo. IL

1760.
for the Relief

AN
rence.
M""

ingroffed Bill, intituled,

Sum

of

32,000

of the Garrifon at Fort Londoim, in the Cherokee Country, was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up.

Refolved,

That the

Bill

do

pafs.

Ordered,

That

M''

Attorney do carry

up the

faid Bill to the Council for their

Concur-

Gary prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For paying the Burgeffes Affembly and the fame was read the firft Time, and Wages Time. fecond ordered to be read a A Bill For reviving and farther continuing the feveral Adls of Affembly of this Colony for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. M"- Nicholas reported, that the Committee to whom the Petition of William Peachy, late Colonel of the Frontier-Battalion, was referred, had had the fame, together with the Accounts thereto-annexed, under their Confideration and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where
for this prefent Seffion of
;

they were again read, and are as follow: Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that the Article of 32, 5s. for an Horfe killed in the Service is unreafonable, and that he ought to be allowed the Sum
of ;io only for the faid Horfe.
Refolved,

177

the Opinion of this Committee, That the Article of fundry unavoidable Expences, as Commandant of the Frontier-Battalion, amounting? to 83, 6, 8
Refolved,

That

it is

unreafonable and ought to be rejedled. Refolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that tlie feveral other Articles of the faid Account are reafonable, and tliat the fame ought to be paid by the Publick,
is

as follows,*

viz.

For Bat-horfe and Ferriage Money, as Lieutenant Colonel, ,$$ For his Expences from Augufta Court-Houfe and back again, on a Recruiting-Party
12 .09. in recruiting, being

For extraordinary Expences

reduced to

53.

per
4 4 4 14
. .

Man

For his Expences in attending twice in Williamfburg, and fettling the Accounts of the Battalion, when out of Pay, 36 Days, 27 The Fir ft Refolution being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion put that the

Houfe agree

thereto.

It paffed in the

Negative.
feverally

The two other Refolutions being read a fecond Time, and the Queftion
put that the Houfe agree thereto,
Refolved in the Affirmative.

That it be an Inftrudlion to the Commiffioners, appointed by A<$1 of Affembly for examining and fettling the Accounts of the Forces in the Service of this Colony, that they make an Allowance in their Accounts of the feveral Sums mentioned in the laft above-mentioned Refolution. Upon a Motion made, A Bill For paying the Burgeffes Wages for this prefent Seffion of Affembly, was read a fecond Time. Ordered, That the faid Bill be ingroffed, and read a third Time. An ingroffed Bill, intituled, An Ad for reviving and farther continuing the feveral Ads of Affembly of this Colony for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Pendleton do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their ConOrdered,

currence.

An

ingroffed Bill, intituled.

An Ad

for

paying

the Burgeffes

Wages

for this prefent

Seffion of Affembly,
Refolved,

was read a third Time, and the Blanks therein filled up. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Cary do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Concurrence. Upon a Motion made, Refolved, That the feveral Sums following be paid to the feveral Officers of the
;

General-Affembly, refpedlively To John Randolph, Efq Clerk of the Houfe of Bm-geffes, To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq; Clerk of the General-Affembly, To the Rev. M"' William Yates, Chaplain,

t,o

25
15

To To To To To ^ To To

M'' M''

Francis Eppes, Serjeant at

Arms

20
10
5

George Davenport, for his Services this Seffion the Door-Keeper of the Council

Thomas Broadrib,
fames Lavie,
-L,
Tihomas rrancts,

"|

f
t^ ^.i, u f to the Houfe Door-Keepers
!->
j.

S
S 5

r
J

1 <

Nathanial Hix,

5
it

Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be ingroffed,

and that

M"-

Bland do carry

up

to

the Council for their Concurrence.

Meffage from the Council by

M''

Walthoe,

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl for raifmg the Sum of ;^32,ooo for the Relief of the Garrifon at Fort Loudoun in the Cherokee Country. Also
*A bat-horse was a horse
for carrying baggage.

178]

Alfo Alfo j^o per

to the

to the

Refolve, For paying the Officers Salaries for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. Refolve for paying William Hunter, Printer to the Publick, a Salary of
M'' ^falthoe,

Annum.

Meffage from the Coimcil by

That they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Adl for reviving and farther continuing the feveral Adls of Affembly of this Colony for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other purpofes therein -mentioned. Alfo to the Bill, intituled, An AA for paying the Burgeffes Wages for this prefent
Seffion of Affembly.

That a Committee be appointed to examine the inroUed Bills of the following Perfons, viz. M'' Fleming, M"' Cary and M"' Cabell. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

SaXurba^,

l\)z

24tb of ytla^. 33

<&eo. U.

1760.

MR
A
fion of

Fleming reported, that the Committee appointed had, according to Orderf examined the inrolled Bills, and recflified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that they were truly inrolled. Ordered, That M"' Fleming do carry up the inrolled Bills to the

Council for their Infpedlion.

Claim of George Radford, for taking up a Rimaway Ser\'ant therein-named, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next SefAffembly.
Petition of Boiling Stark,

Executor of Baxter Davis, deceafed

praying to be

allowed the Value of a Slave, lately belonging to the Eftate of the faid Deceafed, which was condemned and Executed for Felony, and omitted to be allowed in the laft publick

Levy, was prefented to the Houfe and received. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

is

A A

Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe,


the inrolled Bills,

That they have infpeded

and are

fatiffied they are truly inrolled.

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe,


Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

M.'

that

The Govemour commands your immediate Attendance in the Council-Chamber, and you bring with yon fuch Bills and Refolves as are ready for his Affent.
M''

Speaker with the Houfe went up accordingly, and the


viz.

Govemour was

pleafed to

give his Affent to the following Bills,*


1.

An Ad for raifing the Sum of 32,000 for the Relief of the Garrifon of Fort Loudoun,

in the Cherokee Country.


2. An Ad, for reviving and farther continuing the feveral Ads of Affembly of this Colony for preventing Mutiny and Defertion, and for other Purpofes therein -mentioned. 3. An Ad for paying the Burgeffes Wages for this prefent Seffion of Affembly.

His Honour likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves,


1.

viz.

2.

A A

Refolve,

Refolve,

For paying\lhe Officers Salaries for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. For paying William Hunter, Printer to the Publick, a Salary of 350

per

Annum.

And then

his

Honour
ff.

clofed the Seffion with the following Speech

Gentlemen
Henning, VII, 357

179

Gentlemen of the Council, M' Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes, I Have moft earneftly wifhed that the Meffenger which I fent to Governour Dobbs would have returned in Time, for me to have acquainted you with the Proceedings of the

Affembly
the

of

North -Carolina in

relation to the Relief of Fort

already difpatched the Bufinefs you met upon,


Affairs, I

and have

Defence of the Diftreffed, I will not longer detain cannot difmifs you, without expreffing
to exert

Loudoun; but as you have and nobly undertaken you from your Families and private
fo liberally

my

Approbation of

the

generous

Motives which have induced you


affuring you that I
will,

your-felves on this melancholy Occafion;

and

of

imaginable Affiduity, endeavour to give Succefs to your but the Time is and the Tafk is arduous: Two Extremes lye before me; the Efforts; fhort, ufelefly expending the Money raifed, which may be deemed Inadivity; and the facrificing
with
all

the Lives of

my

utmoft; and while I


to

Men, which may be called Rafhnefs: Thefe fhall not deter me from attempting ad with Integrity of Heart, which is in my Power, I rely on your
all

Candour
I
next.

excufe

Defeds of the Head, which are not in tny Power, fhould


are accordingly prorogued, to the

my

Endea-

vours prove unfucceffful.

now prorogue you, and you

fir ft

Tuefday in Auguft

JOURNAL
of the

House of Burgesses
1760
October Seffion

JOURNAL
oi fth< tne

House OUSE
Jttondaj. t^e

B of DURGESSES OF
of Octobar.

6tl)

34

<Beo.

II.

1760.

A
and
I

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe.

M^ Speaker, and Gentlemen


the

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes, of

The Govemour commands Chamber.


Accordingly
Council
M"^
;

immediate Attendance

your Houfe in the Council

Speaker, with the Houfe, went

up

to attend the

Chamber and that the Govemour was

pleafed to

Govemour in the make a Speech to the Council

this Houfe, of

in his Place,

which he had (to prevent Miftakes) obtained a Copy, which he read and afterwards deUvered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is

as follows:

Gentlemen of the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

Time, that you might take into your Confideration the prefent State of the Forces now in the Pay of this Colony, and to inform you that the Money raifed for the fupport of the old Part of the Regiment, will not be fufficient to pay the Men for the Time they ftand provided for by Law; And I have farther to inform you, that Brigadier-General Monckton, has by a Letter (which I fhall lay before you) de fired to be affifted with joo of our Men to help to garrifon and maintain the Pofts which we have in the courfe of this fucceffful War taken from the French.
called

Have

you

together at this

It is

that long wifhed for Period of Time,

with the greateft Satiffadion poffible, I can congratulate you on the Arrival of when our Forces in thofe Parts find no other Employ-

ment; for by the


is glorioufly

Condud and Vigour


to to his

brought

of our Governour Major-General Amherft, the War a happy End, by the Redudicm of all Canada, to an entire Submif-

fion

and Obedience
I fhall leave
it

Majefty.
to confider,

with you

whether,

after

the

Bounties we have adually

few Months,

Pay of a few Men, for a from the Service at the laft. It is with great Concern I muft acquaint you, that your Expedations are by no Means anfwered, nor the End propofed effeded, by the large Sum of Money you fo generoufly and nobly gave to raife Men, and pur chafe Provifions for the Relief of the unhappy Garrifon
received from the Britifh Parliament,
retire

you

will, for the

Sake

of the

of

Fort

Loudoun

Unhappy

indeed! for the Garrifon capitulated but they capitulated with

Savages; the Capitulation was immediately moft perfidioufly broke, and thofe miferable

Men who
Enemies.

efcaped the Sword, are at this Inftant Prifoners in the


Several unforefeen Difficulties

and Obftacles delayed

Hands of our mercilefs the March of our Men,

and here
or our

Hand of Providence feems remarkably to have proteded us; for it was impoffible little Army to have i cached the Fort before the Capitulation was figned; And, had
the

no Delays obftruded their March, they would have been in the Heart of the Enemies Country, before we had heard of Col. Montgomery's Retreat from the Lower Towns, by which the whole Force of the Cherokee Nation might, and probably would have been, employed to A late Letter from intercept our Ccmvoy; the Confequence of which is obvious to us all.
the


[
the

i84
]

Hon. Col. Byrd, ivill fully inform you of the State of Affairs now tranfading between and thofe Indians. M"" Abercrombie writes me, that on his Bond given to the Treafury Board for the Payment of the Money according to the Dirediofis of the Colony, he has received at the Exchequer the Sum of 32,268. ig. out of the 50,000 granted by Parliament, for the Ufe of the Southern Colonies, and the farther Sum of 20,546 out of the 200,000 granted for the Ufe of the Colonies in general for the Services by them refpedively performed in the Year 1758, and that he waits for proper Powers and Orders how to difpofe of this Money agreeable to the Conditions of the Bond he entered into: All which Letters and Papers I fhall immediately
himfelf
lay before you.
It is

my Duty to inform you,


10"',

that I

have received an Order from his Majefty in Council


viz.

dated Auguft

1759,

to repeal the

four following Ads,

Minifters of the Parifhes of Frederick, in the County of Fredand of Augufta, in the County of Augufta; and of Hampfhire, in the County of Hampfhire; One Hundred Pounds annually, inftead of the Salaries now allowed.
erick;

An Adl for paying the

Faffed in 1753.

Anne and Norfolk Faffed in 1755. An Adl to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony, to difcharge their Tobacco Debts in Money for this prefent Year. Faffed in 1755. An Adl to enable the Inhabitants of this Colony to difcharge their publick Dues, Officers Fees, and other Tobacco Debts, in Money for the prefent Year. Faffed in 1758.
An. A(5l for enabling the Inhabitants of the Counties of Princefs
their publick

to

pay

Dues

in

Money.

And

that I have alfo received two other Orders of his


to

Majefty in Council, dated

20"' of

May, 1760,

repeal the three following private Ads, viz.

An Adl for vefting certain Lands therein mentioned in Philip John fon. Gentleman, adding the fame to the City of Williamfburg, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

Faffed
An

in Odlober, 1758.
in the

Adl for vefting certain Lands,

County

of Hanover, in Philip Whitehead

Claiborne, Gentleman, in Fee Simple,

and

for other Purpofes therein mentioned.

Faffed in April, 175Q. An Adl to enable the Executors of the Will of John Spotfwood, Efq to pay the Debts and Legacies due from the Eftate of Major-General Alexander Spotfwood, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. Faffed April, 1759. For reafons apparent in the Order leading to the faid Order of Repeal. And I have his Majefty' s diredions to notify to yon, that out of his great and wonted Goodnefs, he allows the Legiflatnre to re-enad the fame Laws, provided they are conformable to the Rules laid down in his Royal Inftrudions. The Difallowance and Repeal of all thefe Ads, I have piiblifhed by Proclamation in the Gazette, according to the ufual Forms of Government. / am alfo direded to recommend to you an Amendment and Alteration in the Ad for appointing an Agent, and I am farther
;

to inform,

you, that the

Ad

is in general thought juft

and reafonable, but

that

it

cannot be

allowed until the faid Alteration be


I have likewife had the
to

made in it. Honour to receive from

his Majefty

an additional Inftrudion,

enforce a former Inftrudion relative to


to

my

paffing the Bills offered for

my

Affent.

need not reprefent


with in regard
according
to

you, that

it is

my

indifpenfable Duty, as well as

my

Inclination, to

pay an implicit Obedience


tently fallen into
to the

to all

Inftrudions which his Majefty has or fhall favour

me

my Condud

in the Affairs of Government;

And

as I find I have inadver-

fome Err ours, in giving

Forms

prefcribed, I think

you, that I fhall ftridly adhere to all


will be a very unpleafing

Affent to thefe private Ads, which are not Fart of a candid honeft Man, to apprize his Majefty's Royal Inftrudions. Therefore, as it
it

my

the

and grating Talk

to

me

to

refufe

any

Bill,

which you fhall think

expedient for the Benefit and Service of this Colony {the Welfare of which I have greatly at Heart) or for the Advantage and Eafe of Individuals {who juftly merit my Efleem and

Regard)

X85

]
thall all Bills offered

Regard) I recommend
Affent
ions

it to

you in

the

moft earneft Manner,


I fhall, at all

me

for

my
to

may

he in every Inftance conformable to the Rules prefcribed in the Royal Inftrudthe Contents of

and Orders;

which

Times, be ready

to

communicate

you, on proper Application

M'
The

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes.


little

I have afked of you, I hope will be chearfully given;

and I

am

confident that

you will take the eafieft Method for the Subjed, in raifing that little. Poffibly I fhall have no Occafion to afk more from you for the Remainder of my Life, or my Refidence with you: With Satiffadion fhall I then meet you to prepare fuch Laws as fhall be judged neceffary to promote the Lntereft of this Colony, and to adjuft the common Occurences incident to every Community.
Gentlemen
of the Council,

and

of the

Houfe
it

of Burgeffes,
to

If I kne^v at
the

what Seafon

of the

Year

would be moft convenient for you

attend to

Bufinefs of the Country, which muft naturally occafion a long Seffian, I would convene you at that Time; but as I am ignorant of your Avocations, I fhall leave it entirely to your

own Determination, whether you


Spring.
in
the
it,

will

now

enter into that Bufinefs, or defer


that if

it

until the

I think proper to premife thus

much,

during

this Seffion, I fhall think it

you fhould judge it advifable to engage expedient to adjourn you for fome Time, during

Hurry

of Bufinefs in the General Court; that the Suitors for Juftices in that Court

may

not receive

any Impediment

or Delay in their obtaining


the

it,

or the Country fuffer from


Legiflature.

N on -Attendance of fome

from the Abfence of their Counfel; of the moft ufeful Members of the

M^ Speaker
defired

alfo reported, that the


M"'

Governor had delivered to him, feveral Letters,

from General Monckton and

Abercrombie ; mentioned in his Speech, which he had

him

to lay before the Houfe.

lie on the Table. That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Honour the Govemour, to return him the Thanks of this Houfe for his afTe(5lionate Speech at the Opening of this Seffion; to congratulate him upon the fignal Succefs that has attended his Majefty's Arms, under the Command of his Excellency General Amherft to affure him that we fhall take the Matters, referred to us by his Honour, under our immediate Confideration and that we view the near Approach of Peace with double Pleafure, as it opens a Profpedl of Relief from the Diftreffes of a long and burthenfome War; and we have the greateft Reafon to expe(5t a full Enjoyment of its Bleffmgs, under his wife and bene-

And

the faid Letters were read, and ordered to

Refolved,

volent Adminiftration.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up an Addrefs to the Govemour, purfuant to the faid Refolution; and it is referred to M"' Attorney and M"" Bland to prepare and bring in the fame. A Member 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 aKo fubfcribed the Teft, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe. Refolved, That the Houfe will take the Govemour's Speech into Confideration To-

morrow.
Ordered, That the Rev. M"' William Yates be continued Chaplain to this Houfe, and that he attend to read Prayers every Morning at Ten "'Clock. Ordered, That the feveral Door Keepers be continued in their refpe($live Offices, and that they give their Attendance accordingly. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.

^uesda^.

i86

I3u<t56ar. t^e 7tb of October.

34

(Beo.

11.

1760.

A
the

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe.


M''

Speaker,
to

The Govemour has commanded m,e Hon. Colonel Byrd, mentioned in his Speech.

lay before your

Houfe

the Letter

from

And the faid Letter together with a Copy of the Colonel's Talk lately fent to the Headmen and Warriours of the Cherokee Indians, therein inclofed, were read, and ordered
to
lie

on the Table. Meffage from the Council by

M""

Walthoes,
Efquire, the Agent for this Colony, had been

That two Letters from


to the

Edward Montague,
Committee Houfe.

laid before the Council by the

of Correfpondence,

and by them were

referred

Confideration of this

on the Table. A Petition of Charles Lewis the Elder, of the County of Goochland, fetting forth. That he is feized in Fee Tail of a Tradl of Land in New Kent County, containing 1300 Acres, and that he is feized in Fee of a Trad; on Tye River, in Albemarle, containing 1850 Acres, and that it will be to the Advantage of him, and his Pofterity, to dock the Intail of the faid Land in New Kent, and to fettle the faid Land in Goochland, being more in Quantity, and of much greater Value, to the fame Ufes and praying that an Adl may pafs for that Purpofe, was prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition and it is referred to M'' Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame. Several Claims of William Smith, Robert Warren, Julius Scruggs, Jofeph Pond Edwin Waddill and John Poindexter, jointly; Richmond Allen, William Smith, Affignee of John Groat, Charles Morris, George Monroe, William Bennett, for taking up Rimaways, therein mentioned were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to lie on the Table. The Order of the Day being read, for the Houfe to take into their Confideration
lie
; ;

And

the faid Letters were read, and ordered to

the

Govemour 's
Refolved,

Speech.

That this Hovife will refolve itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech That the feveral Letters laid before the Houfe Yefterday and this Day, by Command of his Honour the Govemour, be refeired to the Confideration of the faid Committee. And then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Speech and Letters; and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters tmder their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had defired him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Houfe will again refolve itfelf into a Committee, upon the faid Speech and Letters, To-morrow. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven ''Clock.
Ordered,

Wabmsba^,

t\)<i

Slh of October.

34

<Beo. U.

1760.

Edward Waller, Samuel Snead, James Green, Thomas Machon, Thomas Scarbrough, James Monday, Jofhua Pretlow, Philip Gatewood and John Croxton, for taking up Runaways, therein mentioned were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to lie on the Table. Upon a Motion made.
Robert White,
;

SEVERAL Claims of William Davis, Petus Ragland,

Ordered,

,;

187]

Ordered,

for the eleding a Burgefs to ferve in this prefent General

That an Addrefs be made to the Govemour, to order a new Writ to iffue Affembly for the County of

Orange, in the

Room

of M''

William Taliaferro, who fmce his

Ele(5lion

hath accepted of

the Office of Coroner of the faid County, and that M'

Edmund

Pendleton do wait upon

him with the


M""

faid Addrefs.

Pendleton prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill To dock the Entail of certain Lands whereof Charles Lewis Gentleman is feized, and for fettling

Edmund

other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes ordered to be read a fecond Time.
M''

and the fame was read the

firft

Time and

Attorney reported that the Committee had, according to Order, prepared an

Addrefs to the Govemour; 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, and
follows
Sir,
is

as

We, his Majefty's moft dutiful and loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, return your Honour our hearty Thanks, for your affedionate Speech, at the Opening of this Seffion.
Redudion of all an entire Obedience to his Majefty, muft give his faithful Subjeds; an Event that refleds an additional Luftre on his Majefty's Arms, and adds to the Reputation of Major-General Amherft our Govemour, by whofe Condud and Vigour this glorious ConThe tender arid compaffionate Treatment fhewn to the queft was happily accomplifhed. Inhabitants of that Country, whofe cruelty in their Day of Triumph, gave them no Reafon to exped it, will be a lafting Monument, to all Ages, and Nations, of the Humanity of Britons and the Wifdom Juftice and Lenity of his Majefty's Government. The near approach of Peace gives us double Pleafure, as we fhall thereby be relieved from the Diftreffes of a long and burthenfome War, and enjoy the Bleffings of it, under an Adminiftration direded by Prudence and Benevolence. We will take the feveral Matters recommended to us, by your Honour, under our immediate Confideration, and you may be affured, Sir, we will perfevere in our Duty to his Majefty, and a fteady Adherence to the true Intereft of our Country.
fincerely participate with you. Sir, in the general Joy, which, the
to

We

Canada,

Ordered, That the faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed, and prefented by the whole Houfe; and that the Committee who prepared the fame wait on the Govemour, to know his Pleafure when this Houfe fhall attend his Honour to prefent it.

The Order of the Day being read, The Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee, to take into their further Confideration the Govemours Speech and the feveral Letters to the faid Committee referred and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their further Confideration, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereupon, which he read in his
and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed by the Houfe, with fome Amendments, as follow Refolved, That the old Regiment in the Pay of this Colony be recruited to looo Men, and continued until the i" Day of April next. Refolved, That a Sum not exceeding ;2o,ooo be raifed for the recruiting, paying clothing and fubfifting, the faid Regiment imtil the faid i '' Day of April next. Refolved, That proper Perfons be appointed, and impowered, to receive the feveral Sums of Money granted by Parliament to this Colony. Refolved, That the A(5t for appointing an Agent ought to be explained and amended.
Place,

to

Upon a Motion made.


The Houfe immediately refolved itfelf into a Committee, to confider of Ways and Means for raifmg the Sum of 20,000, for defraying of the Expence of recruiting, clothing, paying and fubfifting, the Virginia Regiment until the i^ Day of April next, purfuant to the above mentioned refolution of the Houfe and after fome Time fpent therein M'
;

i88

M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had that Matter under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with an Amendment, as follows: Refolved, That the Sum of 20,000 be raifed, by Bills of Exchange drawn on James Abercronihie, Efquire to be paid out of the Money in his Hands granted by Parliament to
this Colony.

Ordered,

That a
it is

Bill

or Bills be brought

in,

purfuant to the feveral foregoing Refo-

M' Charles Carter, M"^ Attorney, M'' Bland, M' Nicholas, lutions; and Henry Lee, M"' Wormely, M'^ Baylor, M.' Page, M' Richard M' Waller, M^ Pendleton, M"' Burwell, M' George Johnfton, and M' Wythe, to prepare and bring in the fame. A Petition of William Brumley, John Johnfton, James MacCoy, James Lowry, Jofeph Hughes, Daniel Parrot and Edward Childs, fetting forth. That they were Soldiers in the Virginia Regiment and Prifoners from the Detachment tmder the Command of Major Grant before Fort Du Quefne (now Pittfburg) and fent to Old France where they were confined 2 1 Months, and afterwards fent to England, being exchanged, from whence they are lately returned and praying that they may be allowed the common Pay of Soldiers for the Time of their Abfence, being ftill willing, if required, to continue in his Majefty's Service was prefented to the Houfe and read, and thereupon Refolved, That an Addrefs be prefented to his Honour the Govemour, to delire that he will be pleafed to diredl the Paymafter of the Virginia Regiment to pay the Petitioners, and all others who fhall hereafter appear in the fame Circumftances, the common Allowance and Pay of Soldiers, during their Abfence in Captivity; and that M*^ Wafhington do wait on his Honour with the faid Addrefs. A Petition of Samuel Gait, Keeper of the Publick Goal, praying that the tifual Allowance for maintaining the Prifoners committed to the faid Goal, which will expire at the End of this Seffion, may be ftill continued, was prefented to the Houfe and read,
referred to
;

and thereupon Refolved, That the additional Sum of 1$ be paid to the faid Samuel Gait every Year, over and above his ufual Salary of ;^2 5. Refolved, That 10 lbs. of Tobacco per Day be allowed the faid Samuel Gait for every Criminal committed to the faid Goal, during fuch Criminals Imprifonment, from this Time to the End of the next Seffion of Affembly. A Bill To dock the Entail of certain Lands whereof Charles Lewis Gentleman is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, was read a fecond Time, and committed to M'' Pendleton, M"' Gary, M' Carrington, M"' Smith and M'' WalkerUpon a Motion made, Refolved, That an humble Addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, to congratulate his Majefty on the glorious Succefs of his Majefty's Arms in North America, and humbly to lay before his Majefty the Reafons which induced the General Affembly to pafs thofe Adls that have lately met with his Majefty's Royal Dif allowance. Ordered, That M' Richard Henry Lee do go up with a Meffage to the Council and inform [them] thereof, and defire that they will join with this Houfe therein. Ordered, That M' Richard Henry Lee, M' Attorney, M' Pendleton, M' Carter, M^ Bland, M^ Waller, M"" Nicholas, and M'' Gary, be appointed to prepare and bring in the fame. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That the Committee appointed to correfpond with the Agent for this Colony in Great Britain, purfuant to an Adl of Affembly, For appointing an Agent, lay
their Proceedings before the Houfe.

Upon a Motion made,


That an Addrefs be made to his Honour the Govemour, to defire that he will be pleafed to lay before this Houfe all fuch Inftrudtions as he may have received from his Majefty relative to his paffmg fuch Laws as may be offered for his Affent, and that M^ Waller do wait on him with the faid Addrefs. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
Ordered,

189

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34

(Beo.

II.

1760.

MR.
to the

Attorney reported, that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, waited on his Honour the Gf)vemour, to know his Pleafure when this Houfe fhould attend him with their Addrefs, and that he was pleafcd to

appoint To-morrow Morning, and to fay that he would fignify by a Meffage Houfe when he fhould be ready to receive it. M' Pendleton reported, that the Committee to whom the Bill To dock the Entail of certain Lands whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, was committed, had examined into the Allegations thereof, and found them to be true, and had made fevcral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendments in at the Table, where the Amendments were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingroffed, and read a third Time. Upon a Motion made. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills for raifmg the Sum of 20,000 purfuant to the feveral Refolutions of the Committee Yefterday agreed to by the Houfe, that they receive a Claufe or Claufes for impowering Juftices of the Peace to punifh fuch Perfons as formerly enlifted into his Majefty's Service for a limited Time, purfuant to former A(5ls of Affembly, and after receiving the Bounty given them for enlifting deferted from the Service, and concealed themfelves until the Time for which they enlifted expired. Several Claims of Edmund Jones, Francis Terry, William Irvin and Benjamin Burch, for taking up Runaways, therein mentioned; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to lie on the Table. A Petition oi Jofeph Stewart and Michael Robinfon, Infpecfbors at Royfton's Warehoufe, praying an additional Allowance in Confideration of the Increafe of their Bufi;

nefs.

Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Winchester, praying that an Adl may pafs to prevent Hogs running at large in the faid Town.
the great Difadvantages to which the Trade of this Colony

Alfo a Petition of fundry Traders and Inhabitants of this Colony, complaining of is fubjedl, by the Pradlice of Pedlars and travelling Merchants, in the Interior Parts of the Country, who import large Quantities of Goods by Land from Pennfylvania and Maryland, and difpofe of

there, and in Return carry away great Sums of our Paper Currency, and all the Gold and Silver they can procure which they purchafe with the Paper at a confiderable Difcount aKo great Quantities of Skins and Furrs And praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein, were fe\'erally prefented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to lie on the Table. And then the Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Eleven 'Clock.

them

Iviba^, t^e lOtb of October. 34

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II.

1760.

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the

Parifh

of Frederick, in the

Frederick, fetting forth.

That the

faid Parifh is fo large

County of and extenfive, that one


faid

Minifter cannot perform the

Duty

of his Office

and praying that the

Parifh may be divided. Alfo a Petition of the feveral Clerks of the Counties of Augufta, Frederick and Hampfhire, in Behalf of themfelves, and other Officers in the faid Counties, fetting forth, That

by an Act of Affembly, made in the Year 1738, for the better Encouragement of the Settlers on the Frontiers of this Colony, all County and Parifli Levies, together with the Petitioners Fees, were diredled to be paid in Money, or Tobacco, at three Farthings per Pound that it being upwards of 22 Years fince the faid Law paffed, they conceive that
;

the

19

fully fettled,

it is anfwered, and the Reafon of it ceafes, as the faid Counties are and the Inhabitants thereof grown rich, and better enabled to pay their Dues than moft of the other Inhabitants of this Colony that the Petitioners conceive it an hard Cafe that they fhould be diftinguiflied from the Officers in other Counties, by being obliged to do the fame Services for Half the Pay And praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein, were feverally prefented to the Hotife and read, and ordered to lie on the Table. M'' Waller reported that he had, according to Order, waited on his Honour the Govemour with the Addrefs of this Hotife, to defire that he would pleafe to lay before the Houfe his Majefty's additional Inftrucflions relative to the paffmg Laws in this Colony, to which his Honour was pleafed to anfwer, he would order the faid Inftruclions to be

the Intention of

laid before the

Houfe.

Claim of William Davis, for taking up a Deferter, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to lie on the Table. M"' Carter prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For recruiting and further continuing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned and the fame was read the firft time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. M"^ Carter alio prefented to the Houfe a Bill To explain and amend the Adl, intituled, An Ad for appointing an Agent and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be read a fecond Time. An ingroffed Bill, intituled. An Ad to dock the Entail of certain Lands whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Pendleton do carry up the faid Bill to the Council for their Con; ;

currence.

A
I

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe.

W Speaker,
am commanded
to receive their

ready

by the Governour to acquaint this Houfe, that his Honour Addrefs in the Council Chamber.

is

now

Accordingly M"' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned, reported. he, with the Houfe, had attended the Govemour in the Council Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him, to which he was pleafed to anfwer:

That

M''

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I return you

my

fincere

Thanks, for your affedionate Addrefs.

I can afk no more from you, than that you fhould join your Duty to his Majefty (whofe Wifdom, Juftice and Lenity, you fo juftly proclaim) to your fteady Adherence to the

your Country: And, in Return for thefe Affurances, I will endeavour to make the Bleffings of Peace as produdive of Happinefs to you as lies in my Power; that my Condud may in fame Meafure, merit the good Opinion you fo kindly entertain of it.
true Intereft of
M"' Speaker alio reported, that the Govemour had delivered to him two Letters from Govemour Bidl of South Carolina, which he had directed him to lay before this

Houfe.

And
ick

the faid Letters were read, and ordered to

lie

on the Table.

A Petition of William Meldrum and John Jones, Minifters of the Parifhes of Frederand Augufta, fetting forth. That a few Years ago an A(5l of Affembly was paffed for paying the Petitioners a Salary of ;^ioo per Annum, inftead of the Salary by Law eftablifhed for the Clergy of this Colony, with whicli they were well fatiffied, though greatly inferior to the Provifion made for the other Clergy; that by a late Proclamation the above mentioned A<51 is repealed, by which Means they are reduced to the fame Diftreffes

I I9X
treffes

of this

from which they were relieved by the faid Adl; and praying the Confideration Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to lie on the
Meffage from th3 Council by
to

Table.

M"'

Walthoe,

That they have agreed

join with this

Houfe

in the propofed Addrefs to his Majefty

and have appointed four of their Members in order to draw up the fame.

to join

with the

Members appointed by

this

Houfe,

And

theft the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Saturday, t^e

Utl) of October.
the

34

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in

1760.
the

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of

Parifh

of Raleigh,

County of
faid

Amelia, complaining of fundry


Parifh
;

illegal Pradlices

of the Veftry of the

and praying that the

faid Veftry

may

be diffolved, and aKo

that

the faid Parifh may be divided. Alfo a Petition of fundry Merchants and Traders, in the County of Prince William, complaining of the great Difadvantages the Trade in the interior Parts of this Colony labours under, from the Number of Pedlars trading there and affigning the fame Rea;

fons againft this prejudicial Trade as are mentioned in a Petition of fundry Traders and Inhabitants of this Colony prefented to the Houfe on Thurfday laft, were feverally pre-

fented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to

lie

on the Table.

Meffage from the Council by

M''

Walthoe,

That they have agreed

to the Bill, intituled

an Adt to dock the Entail of certain Lands

whereof Charles Lewis Gentleman, is feized, and for fettling other Lands of greater Value to the fame Ufes. And that a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Cumberland Parifh, in the County of Lunenburg, had been read in Council, which they had referred to the Confideration of this
Houfe.

And the faid Petition, fetting forth the great Inconvenience they labour under in not being able, from the vaft extent of their faid Parifh, to attend Divine Service, and praying that the faid Parifh may be divided, was read, and ordered to lie on the Table. A Petition of William Hunter, Printer, praying that his Salary as Printer to this Houfe, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly, may be continued. Refolved, That the faid William Hunter be allowed the Sum of t,so per Annum, to
continue to the
13 of

End

of the next Seffion of Affembly, as a full Confideration for printing

the Journals of the Houfe of Burgeffes, printing the

them

to every

County Court

Clerk, one of

Laws of each Seffion, and fending which to be Half bound for the life of

the Court; printing Infpedlors Notes, and Books, Proclamations, and other publick Advertifements
Ordered,

That the

faid Refolution be ingroffed,

and that

M"'

Bland do carry

it

up to

the Council for their Concurrence.

A Bill for recruiting and further continuing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe immediately.
The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill, and after fome Time fpent therein, M"' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, and had made feveral Amendments thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table. Ordered, That the Confideration of the faid Amendments be put off until Monday
next.

192

Meffage from the Govemour by


Speaker,

M''

Walthoe,

IfP

The Govemour has commanded me


concerning his paffmg
Ordered,
fiich

to deliver to

your Houfe his Majefty's Inftrudions

Laws

as fhall or
lie

may

be offered to

him

for his Affent.

That the fame do

on the Table,

for the Perufal of the

Members

of this

Houfe.
M'' Carter, from the Committee appointed, prefented to the Houfe, according to Order, a Bill For appointing Perfons to receive the Money granted to this Colony by the Parliament of Great Britain and the fame was read the firft Time, and ordered to be
;

read a fecond Time.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

Monday Morning

Eleven "'Clock.

5tton6a^ tbe

1311) of

October,

34

<&eo. U.

1760.

Petition of

Benjamin Cage,

fetting forth, that

of the Colony, as one of the Mihtia, in 1758;


for

he was fent out to the Frontiers where he continued 108 Days,


;

which he has never received any Satif faftion his Name being by Miftake omitted in the Roll of the Company he belonged to and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Coimty of Prince William, praying that the Court Day of Fauquier County may be altered; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to lie on the Table. A Petition of Herbert M'Clure, iettmg forth, that in Odober 1759, in an Engagement with a Party of Shawnefe Indians, he received a Woimd, which has rendered him unable to procure a Livelihood and praying the Confideration of this Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and ordered to lie on the Table. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M"" George Johnfon, M' Richard Henry Lee, the Members for Augufta County, and M^ Gabriel Jones; that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereupon, to the
; ;

Houfe.

A Bill To explain and amend the Ac^, entitled. An Ad for appointing an Agent, was read a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee to whom it was referred a fecond Time, and committed to the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare and bring
in

the fame.

A Petition of Benjamin Sellman, praying to be allowed for 112 lb. of Bacon taken from him for the Ufe of the Militia of King George County, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and thereupon Refolved, That the faid Benjamin Sellman be allowed the Sum of 56 Shillings for his faid Bacon, to be paid by the PubHck.
The Houfe, according to Order, proceeded to the Confideration of the Amendments propofed by the Committee of the whole Houfe to the Bill For recraiting and further continuing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned, reported to the Houfe on Saturday laft, and referred to be confidered this Day and the fame being again twice read, were agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That the faid Bill, with the Amendments, be engroffed, and read a third
;

Time.

A Bill For appointing Perfons to receive the Money granted to this Colony by the Parliament of Great Britain, was read a fecond Time, and ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole Houfe immediately. The Houfe accordingly refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the faid Bill; and after fomc Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumcd the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter
reported

193

reported, that the Committee had had the faid Bill under their Confideration, but not having Time to go through the fame, they had directed him to move for Leave to fit
again.
Rcfolved,
Bill

That To-morrow.

this

Houfe

will again refolve itfelf into a

Committee upon the

faid

His Majefty's additional Inftru<5lions to the Govemour relative to his paffmg fuch as fhould thereafter be offered to him for his Affent, laid before the Houfe by the Govemour's Command on Saturday laft, were read, and ordered to lie on the Table.

Laws

Upon a Motion made,


Ordered,
in the fame.

That Leave be given

to bring in

Bill

for this prefent Seffion of Affembly,

and

it is

referred to

For paying the Burgeffes Wages M' Cary to prepare and bring
"'Clock.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

I3ue56ar.

tl)e

Ht\) of October.

34

(Beo.

II.

1760.

A
Ad

Claim of Robert Didlake, Junior, for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned, was prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to lie on the Table. An engroffed Bill, entitled, An Ad for recruiting and further continuing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony, and for other Piirpofes therein mentioned, was read the third Time. Refolved, That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M"' Charles Carter do carry up the faid Bill to the Covmcil for their
concurrence.
M"'

Bland, one of the Members of the Committee of Correfpondence

named

in the

for appointing

an Agent, according to Order, laid before the Houfe the Regifter of

the Proceedings of that Committee.

The Order of the Day being read, the Houfe again refolved itfelf into a Committee upon the Bill For appointing Perfons to receive the Money granted to this Colony by the Parliament of Great Britain and after fome Time fpent therein, M'' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M"' Charles Carter reported that the Committee had again had the faid Bill under their Confideration and made feveral Amendments thereto, which they had diredled him to report to the Houfe and he read the fame in his Place and then delivered them in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, with fome Amendments. Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments as amended, be engroffed, and read
;
;

a third Time.

Meffage from the Council by M' Walthoe,


to the Bill, entitled.

That they have agreed


tioned.

An

ing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony,

A&, for recruiting and further continuand for other Purpofes therein mento the

Alfo
17

to the

Refolve for allowing William Hunter, Printer

Publick, a Salary of

350 per annum.

Upon a Motion made,


That M' Cary be difcharged from proceeding further on the Bill diredled For paying the Burgeffes Wages for this prefent Seffion of Affembly. M' Carter reported that the Committee to whom the Bill To explain and amend the Adl, entitled. An Ad for appointing an Agent, was committed, had made an Amendment thereto, which he read in his Place, and then delivered the Bill, with the Amendment, in at the Table, where the Amendment was again twice read, and agreed to by
Ordered,
to be brought in

the Houfe.
Ordered,

And

then the

That the Bill, with the Amendment, be engroffed, and read a third Time. Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Morning Elevett "'Clock.

Xil^e6rte56ay.

194

>il?e6ncs6ay. t^e I5lb of October.

34

6(to. IL

1760.
taking up

Robert Green and John Didlake, for SEVERAL Claims of Jeffe Jones, were feverally prefented to the Houfe

Runaways

therein mentioned,

and

recei-

lie on the Table. That a Committee be appointed to examine the enrolled Bills of the William Digges, Henry Lee, My Edmunds and M'' Cabell. following Perfons, viz. the Committee to whom the Petition of Herbert M"' George John (ton reported, that McClure was referred had had the fame under their Confideration, and had agreed upon a Report, and come to a Refolution thereupon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe,

ved, and ordered to


Ordered,

as follow:

appears to the Committee that in the Month of Odober, in the Year 1759, a Party of Shaumefe Indians made an Incurfion into the County of Augufta, and having cruelly murdered 12 of the Inhabitants, carried away 13 other Prifoners, together with feveral
It

Horfes and

many

other Goods That a


;

Company

of Volunteers, whereof the Petitioner

and retook the Prifoners, Horfes and Goods; in which Purfuit the Prifoner received a Mufket Ball through his Ancle That he ftands now chargeable to two Surgeons in the Sum of ^30 for attempting to cure the fame, which he is unable to pay. It further appears that he is a very poor Man, hath a Wife and Children to maintain, and to this Day remains a Cripple, and in all probaility will continue fo. Refolved, That he be allowed the Sum of Thirty Pounds. M'' William Digges reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, examined the enrolled Bills, and redlified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that

was

one, under the

command

of one William Chriftian, purfued the Indians,

they were truly enrolled.


Ordered,
Infpection.

That

M"'

Digges do carry

up the

enrolled Bills to the Council,

for their

Meffage from the Cotmcil by M' Walthoe.


the enrolled Bills,

That they have infpeded

and are

fatiffied they are truly enrolled.

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe.

M' Speaker, The Govemour commands the immediate Attendance of your Houfe in Chamber, and that you bring with you fuch Bills as are ready for his Affent.

the

Council

M' Speaker with the Houfe went up accordingly, and the Govemour was pleafed to
give his Affent to the following Bills,*
viz.

Ad, for recruiting and further continuing the Old Regiment in the Service of this Colony, and for other Purpofes therein mentioned. An Ad to dock the Entail of certain Lands whereof Charles Lewis, Gentleman, is feized,

An

and

for fettling other

Lands

of greater

Value

to the

fame Ufes.
Perfons
to receive the

An
this

engroffed Bill, entitled,

An Ad

for appointing

Money
Ufe
of

granted, or to be granted, by the Parliament of Great Britain to his Majefty for the

Colony,

was read the third Time, and a Blank therein filled up. Refolved, That the Bill do pals. Ordered, That M' Charles Carter do carry up the laid Bill to the Council

for their

Concurrence.

Upon a Motion made,


Refolved,

That the

feveral

Sums
:

following be allowed to the feveral Officers of the

General Affembly, ref pedlively


Hening, VII, 869
ff.

viz.

To

[ 195 ]

To John Randolph, Eq Clerk of the Houfe of Burgeffes, To Nathaniel Walthoe, Efq Clerk of the General Affembly To the Rev. M' William Yates, Chaplain To M"' Francis Eppes, Serjeant at Arms To M' George Davenport, for his Services this Seffion To the Door Keeper of the Council To Thomas Broadrib, To James Lavie ^ ^r ^^ f Door Keepers to the Home r ^ lo Ti I nomas rrancis
; ;

ioo
50
25

30
10
5 5 5 5 5

rr^

'
1

To Nathanial Hix
Ordered,

That the

faid Refolve be engroffed,

and that M' Richard Henry Lee do


"'Clock.

carry

it

to the Council for their Concurrence.


then the

And

Houfe adjourned

till

To-morrow Morning Eleven

I3burse>ar. t^e I6tb of October.

34

(5eo. U.
the

1760.
entitled,

AN
A
the

engroffed

Bill, entitled,

An A3

to

explain and

amend

Ad,

An Ad

for appointing

an Agent, was read the third Time. That the Bill do pafs. Ordered, That M'' Charles Carter do carry up the faid
Refolved,
M"'

Bill to the

Council

for their Concurrence.

Meffage from the Council by

Walthoe.

That they have agreed

to the Bill, entitled.

An

A(ft for

appointing Perfons to receive


of Great Britain to his Majefty

Money

granted, or to be granted,

by the Parliament

for the

Ufe of this Colony. Alfo to the Refolve for paying

the Officers Salaries for this prefent Seffion of

A ffembly.

from Robert Harper, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Potowmack to his Land on the oppofite Shore in Maryland. Petition from fundry Inhabitants of Frederick, to the fame Purpofe; were Alfo a feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to lie on the Table.
Petition

Land

acrofs the River

A Petition of Roger Wiggifiton, praying to be allowed for a Gun impreffed by Captain


Fielding Turner for one of his
read,

and

ordered to

And

then the

Company of Militia; was prefented to the Houfe and on the Table. Houfe adjourned till To-morrow Eleven "'Clock.
lie

Trldar. tbe

I7tl)

of October.

34

<Beo. IL

1760.

EVERAL

Claims of Jofeph Berry, Thomas Herd, William Robertfon, Stephen Turnbull, William Panill, Richard Tutt, Jvmior, Robert Turnbull and George Edwards, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and ordered to
lie
till

on the Table. And then the Houfe adjourned

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Saturday, t^e ISlh of October.

34

(Beo. U.

1760.

Meffage from the Council by

M''

Walthoe.

That they have agreed to the Bill, entitled. An Adl to explain and A6t, entitled, An Adl for appointing an Agent.

amend

the

Upon a Motion made.


Ordered,

196

Ordered, That there be a Call of the Houfe on Monday next. Atid then the Houfe adjourned till Monday Morning Eleven "'Clock.

5tlon5ar. t^e 20tb of October.

34

<Beo. U.

1760.

MR.
and

Council and this

Richard Henry Lee reported that the joint Committee, appointed by the Houfe, had, according to Order, prepared an Addrefs
his Majefty,

which he read in his Place, and then deUvered in at the Table, where they were leverally again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe. Ordered, That M"" Lee do carry up the faid Addrefs and Reprefentation to the Council,

and Reprefentation to

defire their Concurrence.

M'' Henry Lee reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, examined the reft of the enrolled Bills and Refolves, and redlified fuch Miftakes as were found therein, and that they were truly enrolled. Ordered, That M'' Lee do carry up the enrolled Bills to the Coimcil for their Infpedlion. A Meffage from the Council by M"' Walthoe.

That they have agreed

to the

Addrefs and Reprefentation

to his

Majefty.

And

that they

have infpeded the enrolled Bills, and are

fatiffied they are truly enrolled.

Upon a Motion made,


That the Addrefs and Reprefentation to his Majefty be fairly tranfcribed, and figned by the Prefident of the Cotmcil and the Speaker of the Houfe of Burgeffes, and then delivered to the Committee of Correfpondence, to be by them tranfmitted to the Agent to be prefented to his Majefty and that whatever neceffary Expence fhall be incurred in foliciting the faid Reprefentation fhall be borne by the Publick. Ordered, That the faid Refolve be engroffed, and that M'' Richard Henry Lee do carry up the fame to the Council for their Concurrence. A Meffage from the Council by M"' Walthoe,
Refolved,
;

That they have agreed


fentation to his Majefty.

to the

Refolution of this Houfe, relative

to the

Addrefs and Repre-

Meffage from the Govemour by


Speaker,

M''

Walthoe,

M''

The Govemour commands the immediate Attendance of this Houfe in the Council Chamber, and that you bring with you fuch other Bills and Refolves as are ready for his
Affent.

that he with the Houfe attended the

M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly; and being returned, reported, Govemour in the Council Chamber, and that the Govemour was pleafed to give his Affent to the following Bills,* viz.

An Ad
Parliament

for appointing Perfons to receive the


of Great Britain to his
to

Money

granted, or to be granted, by the

Majefty for
the

the life of this Colony.

An Ad
And

explain and

amend

Ad,

entituled.

An Ad

for appointing

an Agent.

that his

Honour

likewife gave his Affent to the following Refolves, viz.

Refolve For paying the Officers Salaries.


to the

Alfo

Refolve for allowing William Hunter, Printer, a Salary of

350 per Annum.

And that his Honour then made a Speech to the Council and this Houfe, of which he had, to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy, which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as follows
Gentlemen of
Hening VII, 372,
the Council,

M'

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes.

As
ff.

197

As you have gone through all the Bufinefs I recommended to you, and which you entered upon, I fhall not longer detain you from your Families; but, before 1 difmifs you, I am of Opinion it will be a Satiffadion to you to be yourfelves informed, and to be able to inform
your Neighbors, that
Operation
the
to the

have already taken every Step in

my Power

to give

Ad pa ffed this Seffion for the Protedion of our Frontiers,

a full and fpeedy by having informed

of the Terms of the Ad, by having recalled Command, and given him Orders to march his Corps immediately to join the Honourable Colonel Byrd to the Southward; by having given M^ Byrd Diredions to complete his Regiment; and fent up Motiey for that Purpofe; and by having con traded for vidualling and clothing the Men: And I recommend it to you,

Honourable Brigadier-General Monckton

Lieutenant-Colonel Stephens from under his

Gentlemen,

to give all the

Affiftance in your Power, tn your re fpedive Counties,


to the

to

expedite

thefe Meafures, fo falutary, and neceffary

Colony; that our Force

may

be united,

and properly provided

for,

as foon as poffible.

As a
of

recefs at this
entitled,

an Ad,
fit,

An

Time is certainly convenient, and agreeable; and as the Expiration Adl to amend the Staple of Tobacco, and to prevent Frauds in

his Majefty's Ciaftoms, will take Place at the

End

of this Seffion of

Affembly; I have
which Time I

thought

with the Advice of the Council,

to

order both Houfes,


the ii"' of

and

they are hereby ordered,


next, at

feverally to adjourn

themfelves

to

Thurfday

December
of

require all their

Ordered,

Members to re-affemble at this Place. That the Houfe be adjourned to the ii"' Day

December

next.

B^ursday.

t^e

lU^ of lB)(tcember,

<Beo.

III.

1760.

THE

Houfe being met according to Adjournment, a Meffage from the Govemour was delivered to them by M"' Walthoe.
M''

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,


the

The Govemour commands Chamber.


Accordingly
M''

immediate Attendance of

this

Houfe

in the Council

Speaker, with the Houfe, went up; and being returned, reported

that he, with the Houfe, had attended the

Govemour

in the Coimcil

Chamber, when

his

Honour was

pleafed to fay, that having no particular Bufinefs to communicate to

them
s"'

at this Time, he had ordered both Houfes to adjourn themfelves to Thurfday the

of

March

next,

Ordered, That the

and thereupon Houfe be adjourned

to the

faid 5'*

Day

of

March

next.

I3burs6ar. t^e

5l\)

of yttavcl).

(Beo.

III.

1761.

SEVERAL Members being met according to Adjournment, 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 repeated and fubfcribed the Teft, took their Seats in the Houfe. A Member returned on a new Writ, having taken the Oaths and fubfcribed the Teft above mentioned, was admitted to his Place in the Houfe.

Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M' Walthoe.


Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,
the

M"'

The Governour commands Chamber.


M"'

immediate Attendance

of

your Houfe in the Council

he,

up accordingly and being returned reported that with the Houfe, had attended the Govemour in the Council Chamber, where his Honour
Speaker, with the Houfe, went
;

198

Honour was pleafed

to

make a Speech
;

to the Council

and

this Houfe, of

to prevent Miftakes, obtained a Copy which he read to the Houfe, in at the Table, where it was again read, and is as follows

which he had and then delivered

Gentlemen
ment, were

of the Council,

M'
me

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

I fhould have omitted the calling you


it

up on

this

your meeting according

to

your Adjourn-

not incumbent on

to

notify to you,

now met

in General Affembly, the great

Lofs we have fuftained by the Deceafe of our late Sovereign, of happy and glorious Memory; a King who, by his private as well as royal Virtues, had rendered himfelf juftly dear to all Deplorable indeed would our Lofs have been, had we not the greateft Reafon his Subjeds.
moft fanguine Expedations of enjoying the Bleffing of Freedom, in the fame we experienced under the Grandfather, in the Perfon of his Siicceffor, his prefent Majefty; a Prince defcended from that royal Family who have ufed the Prerogative of their Crowns with the utmoft Tendernefs and under whofe Government the Liberty of the Subjed has not fuffered the lea ft Attack, during a Term of fix and forty Years, fince their firft Acceffion to the Crown; a Period of Happinefs to Great Britain, and its Appendages,
to

form

the

full Latitude

which

the Britifh

Annals cannot

parallel; a

Prince born among us, who has himfelf been

a Witnefs of the Bleffings flowing to Sovereign and Subjed from a due Mixture of Liberty and Obedience; a Prince who, from his Education, has imbibed the Strongeft Notions of Virtue and true Religion; to countenance and encourage which, he has from the Throne

can promife you a continuation of and Lenity which you have felt under the Government and Authority of his The only Inftance of Gratitude you can fhow for the Bleffings you royal Progenitors. have fo long enjoyed under our deceafed Monarch, will be your Zeal in the Service of the prefent; and this Confideration, with a grateful People, will, I make no Doubt, render it needlefs for me to recommend it further. I was in Hopes that the Time was come, that you might have been eafed in the great Article of Expence neceffary to keep on Foot the fame Body of Men you have lately had in Pay; but when you fhall confider the Letters I fhall lay before you from Major-General Amherft, who in his Majefty's Name requires to be affifted with fome Men from this Colony; from Governour Bull and Colonel Byrd, who represent our Situation with the Cherokee Indians as very critical; I apprehend that you will be of Opinion with me, that
affured us,
is his fixed

Purpofe.

On

this Authority, I

that Juftice

it

will not be prudent to lay


likelieft

down our Arms

until a folid Peace is

made with

thofe Indians.

The Hand.
A/"'

Means

to

procure a full Security for our Frontiers, is

to treat

Sword in

Speaker, and Gentlemen of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

It is

my Duty,

both as Servant to his Majefty, whofe Commiffion I bear,

and as Guard-

ian of your Peace and Safety, to reprefent and recommend thefe Services to you; for which I hope you will provide in fuch Manner, as to render them effedual to anfwer the End propofed and defired. Happy it is for us that, by the Bounty of the Britifh Legiflature, no

new Tax need

be laid, or old one continued, on the Inhabitants of this Colony, to anfwer

thefe Purpofes.

Gentlemen

of the

Council and of the Houfe of Burgeffes,

Having nothing further, on my part, to refer to your Confideration, I fhall only recommend to you the greateft Difpatch, in finifhing the Bufinefs of this Seffion, which the Circumftances of the Country demand; that the whole may be completed before the
Sitting of the General Court in April.

Refolved,

That an humble Addrefs be prefented to


;

his

Honour the Governour,


deeply we are
afflidled

to

return him our Thanks for his kind Speech to cxprefs


his prefent Majefty to the throne of Great Britain,

how

with

the Lofs of our late moft gracious Soverign, and our great Happinefs on the Acceffion of

and to affure him that we will proceed depending before us, with all poffible Unanimity on the Bufinefs now recommended, and

and Difpatch.
Ordered,

199

referred to M"^ Attorney

That an Addrefs be drawn up purfuant to the faid Refolution, and it is and M' Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame. That Refolved, this Houfe will take the Govemour's Speech into Confideration on
Ordered,
next.
then the

Monday

And

Houfe adjourned

until

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Trl6ay. t^e 6t^ of


RDERED,
Perfons
viz.

^Jllarcb.

<&eo.

III.

1761.

That a Committee of Publick Claims be appointed of the following

M' Bland,
M"'
M"'

Harwood,
Cave,
Lee,

M' William Thornton,

W Richard
M' Wilfon,
M""

Simmons, M' Hartwell Cocke,


M""
M-- Ball, M"'

Booker,

John Smith.

to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confiderpublick Claims referred from the laft to this Seffion of Affembly, and aKo all fuch Claims as fhall be regularly certified and prefented to this Seffion; and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereon, to the Houfe, when they have gone

And they are


all

ation

through the faid Claims: And all Perfons that have any Claims are to deliver them to the Clerk, and he is to deliver them to the faid Committee of Courfe and they are to have power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M"^ Miles Cary be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee.
;

Claim of Edward Portlock for taking up a Runaway therein mentioned was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims.

And

then the

Houfe adjourned

until

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

Satur6ay. t^e 7tb of 5ttarcl).

(Beo.

III.

1761.

MR.
Sir,

Attorney reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order,

prepared an Addrefs to the Govemour, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to

by the Houfe, and

is

as follows

loyal Subjeds, the Burgeffes of Virginia, return your kind Speech. your Honour our fincere for The Death of his late Majefty, our moft gracious Sovereign, muft neceffarily leave deep Impreffions of Sorrow on the Minds of all his Subjeds, when they refied how confpicuoufly his Diadem was adorned with royal as well as private Virtues.

We

his Majefty's dutiful

and

Thanks

It is

with Gratitude

we acknowledge

that

Power, the Scaurge

of Nations,

when under
to

the Influence of Ambition, has never,

during his long and happy Reign, been fuffered

pafs thofe Boundaries, eftablifhed for the Defence of Liberty, by our excellent Cotiftitution and it was with Pleafure we faw that his Magnanimity and Humanity, his Juftice and Lenity, had rivited to him the Affedions of his People, the never failing Source of Happinefs
to

deferving Kings.

His Colonies

they are deprived of that

Arm

feel their Lofs with exaggerated Afflidicm, as by it which fo carefully proteded them from, the Defolation pre-

pared for them by Cruelty and Defpotifm. But we cannot longer indulge ourfelves in the Contemplation of this Miffortune, left we fhould fhow a Diffidence of that Prince who now fo defervedly fills the Throne of our
deceafed

200

deceafed Soverign:

We

Family, whofe Condud Expedations from every other Confideration, that, fide over us; and we have the higheft his paternal Care will conftantly proteA the Progenitors, great his after the Example of will endeavour to promote his Happinefs they Return, Liberties of his People; and that, in

are extremely happy, Sir, that a Defcendant from that illuftrious atid Difpofition we have fo much Reafon to applaud, fhould pre-

25

and Glory.

do give his Majefty the mo ft facred Affurances that this fhall be the conftant Aim of his Suhjeds in Virginia on whofe Zeal, Affedion and Loyalty, he may always rely with the greateft Security. Your Honour may depend that all poffible Difpatch fhall be given the Bufinefs recom-

We

mended, and depending before us, fo as


Ordered,

to

bring the Seffion

to

a fpeedy Conclufion.

That the

faid Addrefs be fairly tranfcribed,

and prefented by the whole


to

Houfe.
Ordered,

know

his Pleafure

That the Committee which prepared the fame wait on the Govemour, when the Hotife fhall attend his Honour to prefent it. the Coimcil by M-^ Walthoe. from Meffage

That they have prepared an Addrefs to his Majefty, in which his Honour the Govemour had joined them, and that they had fcnt it down to defire this Houfe would join them therein, and had left a Blank for that Purpofe; and the faid Addrefs was twice read, and
agreed to by the Houfe.
Refolved,

Nemine

Covmcil in the faid


ingly.

That this Houfe will join with the Govemour and Addrefs, and that the Blank left for that Purpofe be filled up accordcontradicente.

Ordered,

That M^ Bland go up with the Meffage to the Council, and acquaint them

therewith.

Several Claims of John Lackey and Richard Sykes for taking up Rimaways therein mentioned were prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration
of the

Committee
then the

of Claims.

And

Houfe adjourned

until

Monday Morning

Eleven "'Clock.

5tton6aY, t^e 9lb of 5ttarcb.

<&eo.

Ill,

176U

him with their Addrefs and that he was pleafed to appoint Day, and to fay that he would fignify by a Meffage to the Houfe this when he was ready to receive it. A Meffage from the Govemour by M'' Walthoe,
fhould attend
;

MR

Attorney reported that the Committee appointed had, according to Order, waited on his Honour the Govemour, to know his Pleafure when this Houfe

That his Honour Houfe.

is

now ready

in the Council

Chamber

to receive the

Addrefs of

this

M' Speaker, with the Houfe, went up accordingly; and being returned, reported that he, with the Houfe, had attended the Govemour in the Council Chamber, and prefented the Addrefs of this Houfe to him, to which he was pleafed to Retum the following Anfwer.

M^ Speaker, and Gentlemen


I Return

of the

Houfe

of Burgeffes,

you

my

fincere atid hearty

Thanks

for this Affedionate, loyal

and

dutiful,

Addrefs.

Your juft Senfe


ations of your

of Gratitude for

future, together with

your former Happinefs, and your well grounded Expedyour Affurances of Zeal Affedion and Loyalty, to his

Majefty

20I

Majefty, give

me

the greateft

Caufe

of Satiffadion,

and muft

neceffarily meet with the Appro-

bation of his Majefty,

and

all his faithful Subjects,

in every Part of his Dominions.

Widow, and Richard Henry Lee, Gentleman, only Gawin Corbin, Gentleman, deceafed, was prefented to the Houfe and read, fetting forth. That the faid Gawin Corbin died feized in Fee of feveral Tradts of Lands in Weftmoreland, King George, Fauquier and Lancafter, all fettled with Slaves; and alfo two undivided third Parts of a Tradt in Caroline, unfettled; and
Petition of

Hannah

Corbin,

adling Executors of the Will of

whole Eftate to his Wife and Daughter Martha, with Remainders, Death without Iffue, to the youngeft Sons of the Hon. Richard Corbin, Efquire and the two youngeft Sons of Robert Tucker, Gentleman; and diredled that, if his Crops fhould not be fufficient to pay his Debts, his Lands in Caroline, fhould be fold for that purpofe That the Petitioners having applietl the faid Crops to the Payment of the Debts, there ftill remains a Balance of 1210.9. 2 Sterling and ;696. 19 Currency due from the Eftate, which the Creditors are preffmg to receive: That by Reafon of many Difputes depending about the Bounds of the Lands in Caroline, and the Want of a Partition thereof between the Reprefentatives of the faid Gawin Corbin and the Heir of John Corbin, Gentleman, deceafed, who is alfo an Infant, the faid Lands could not now be fold for near their Value; and yet, being frefh, might be worked to greater Profit for the Eftate than the Lands in Lancafter, which are moftly exhaufted but, from their Situation and Circumftances, might be fold immediately for more than their real Value: That if the Petitioners were allowed to fave the Caroline Lands for
his will devifed his in Cafe of his Daughter's
; ;

by

the Heir, and

fell

Lands

in Lancafter

and fome Slaves

for

Payment

of the Debts,

it

would

be a great Advantage to the Heir, and prefent* expenfive


ties
;

Law

Suits

and other

Difficul-

and praying that an A<5t may pafs for that Purpofe. That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the Prayer of the faid Petition, and it is referred to M"" Pendleton to prepare and bring in the fame. Ordered, That a Committee of Privileges and Eledlions be appointed of the followOrdered,

ing Perfons,
M"'
M"'

viz.

M"'

Attorney-General,
M''

Charles Carter,

Page,

Bland,
Carter,

Mf Landon
M''

William Digges, Mr Benjamin Harrifon,

M' M^ M' M'


M''

Dudley Digges,
Nicholas,

Wythe, Richard Henry Lee,

M'
M''

Waller,

M"' Pendleton,

Randolph,

Pre fly Thornton.

are to meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to examine in the firft Returns of Writs for eledling Burgeffes to ferve in this prefent General Affembly, and to compare the fame with the Form prefcribed by Law, and to take into their Confideration all fuch Matters as fhall or may come in Queftion touching Returns, Ele(5tions and Privileges and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereon, from Time to Time, to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to have power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That a Committee of Propofitions and Grievances be appointed of the

And they
all

Place

following Perfons, viz.

M^ Charles
M' Bland,

Carter,

202 ]

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 to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereon, from Time to Time, to the

And

Houfe; and all fuch Propofitions and Grie-^ances 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 Infonnation. Ordered, That a Committee for Courts of Juftices be appointed of the following Per;

fons, viz.

M^ M' M' M' M'

Tabb,

Wythe, Le Grand,
Cabell,

M' La-ndon Carter, M' Heal, M' Thomas Harrifon,


M"' M"'

Pendleton,

David

Ma fori,
are to

M"'

James Winn.

Taylor,

meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Matters relating to Courts of Juftice, and fuch other Matters, as fhall from Time to Time be referred to them and report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereon, to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to infpedl the Journals of the 3**, 4*'', 5"", and 6", Seffions of this prefent General Affembly, and draw up a State of the Matters then depending and undetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and report the fame to the Houfe; and that they do alfo examine what temporary Laws have expired fince the laft, or will expire with the End of this, Seffion of Affembly, or are near expiring, and report the fame to the Houfe, with their Opinions which of them are fit to be revived and continued and the faid committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That a Committee of Trade be appointed of the following Perfons, viz.
; ;
;

And they

M''

M'
M'' M''

W Hairftone,
Charles Carter,

Chriftian,

Benjamin Harrifon, M' Tatem,


M''

Bradley,
Rufftn,

M'

Upfhaw,
are

W Waring.

meet and adjourn from Day to Day, and to take into their Confideration all Things relating to the Trade of this Colony, and all Matters that fhall be from Time to Time to them referred, and to report their Proceedings, with their Opinions thereon, to the Houfe and the faid Committee are to have Power to fend for Perfons, Papers and Records, for their Information. Ordered, That M'' Smith and M"" Chrifttan be added to the Committee of Claims. A Petition of George Davenport, humbly returning Thanks for paft Favours and praying to be promoted to the Clerkfhip of the Committee of Privileges and Eledlions, and Propofitions and Grievances. Alfo a Petition of Richard Parker, praying to be appointed to the fame Office, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Refolved, That the faid George Davenport be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee, and that he attend accordingly. Refolved, That the Petition of the faid Richard Parker be reje<5led. Ordered, That M'' Thomas Everard be appointed Clerk to the Committee for Courts of Juftice, and that he attend accordingly. A Petition of Hind Ruffell, praying to be appointed Clerk to the Committee of Trade. Alfo a Petition of Richard Parker, to the fame Purpofe; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read.
; ;

And they

Refolved,

203

Refolved,

That the

aid

Hind

Ruffell be appointed Clerk to the faid Committee,

and

that he attend accordingly.


Refolved,

Ordered,

That the Petition of the faid Richard Parker be reje(5led. That the Confideration of the Govemour's Speech be put
Houfe adjourned
until

off until

To-

morrow.

And

then the

To-morrow Morning Eleven

"'Clock.

I3ues6a?, t^e lOt^ of 5tlarcb

<Beo, U.

176U
who was
out-

A
2s

Petition of William Blackwall, praying to be allowed for a Slave

lawed and killed. Alfo a Petition of Elizabeth King, praying to be allowed for a Slave who, after murdering her late Hufband, deftroyed himfelf, were feverally prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims; that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe. Several Claims of William Hawes, John Greggs and Robert Smith, for taking up Runaways therein mentioned. Alfo feveral Accounts and Claims of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Augufta, for Provifions and other Neceffaries fumifhed for the Forces in the Service of this Colony, and for tributary Indians, in their marching through the County were feverally
;

prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the Committee
of Claims.
M"' Landon Carter, from the Committee for Courts of Juftice, reported that the Committee had, according to Order, infpedted the Journals of the 3'*, 4"". s"' and 6*. Seffions of this prefent General Affembly, and had prepared and drawn up a State of Matters then depending and xmdetermined, and the Progrefs that was made therein, and had agreed on a Report, which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where the fame was again read, and is as follows: That it appears to this Committee that the Petition of ftmdry Inhabitants of the County of Hanover, fetting forth that the great Extent of that County, and the inconvenient Situation of the Court Houfe, render it very incommodious for the Petitioners to attend their Bufmefs there; and praying that the faid County may be divided, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion

of Affembly.

That a Petition of ftmdry Merchants, Planters, and others, refiding on and trading York River, fetting forth that the Warehoufes at Page's and Crutchfield's, in the County of Hanover, for the Infpedlion of Tobacco, are very inconveniently fituated and that the Petitioners are under great Difficulties, Trouble and Expence, in fending their Tobacco from thence to be fhipped for Exportation, occafioned by Sands in the River Pamunkey, on which the faid Warehoufes are eftablifhed, and the difficult Navigation thereof, by which Means Ships are frequently delayed and prevented from proceeding on their Voyages to Great Britain, for Want of the Tobacco they muft wait for from thofe Warehoufes; and praying that the faid Warehoufes may be fuppreffed, and new
to
;

ones ere(5led in their Stead at the Town of Newcaftle in the faid County. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the faid County of Hanover, in Oppofition thereto; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to examine into the Matters thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinions thereon to the Houfe: That on a Motion made, the faid Committee was difcharged from proceeding on the faid Petitions, and the Confideration of the fame was put off until the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of the Infpedors at Hunting Creek Warehoufe, in the Coimty of Fairfax, fetting forth that at the fiirft Eftablifhment of that Infpedion their Salaries

were

204

;i

were fettled at 30 per Annum, fince which Time their Bufmefs is largely increafed and praying the Hoxife to make them fuch Satiffadlion as fhall feem reafonable, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affem;

bly.

Account of Arrears due to feveral Companies of Militia of the County of Augufta, under the Command of Colonel John Buchanan; alfo fundry Accounts for Provifions and other Neceffaries fumifhed the faid Militia, and Catawba Indians in our vServ-ice were

An

so

feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

was one of the draughted Militia from the County of Prince William in the Year of 1758, and was in Service on the Frontiers 108 Days, but by fome Miftake his Name was omitted to be inferted in the Pay Roll, and by that Means he hath not received any Satiffa(5lion for his faid Service and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of Abraham Maury, fetting forth that in the Month of November 1758 he entered into a Contract with his Honour the Govemour, in which he bound himfelf under a Penalty, to fumifh as well the MiUtia as fuch Rangers as fliould be employed in his Majefty's Service, in the Counties of Bedford and Halifax, until the i" Day of May 1759, which contradl be puncflually complied with that on the Redudlion of Fort De Quefne the MiUtia were recalled, and before the Detachment from the Ranging Companies took Poffeffion of the Forts they had occupied, great Part of the Provifion the Petitioner had laid in for their Ufe was f tolen and otherwife deftroyed, thofe Detachments not coming until long after the MiUtia had abandoned their Pofts, and that the Petitioner's Agents left thofe Provifions to the Mercy of the Neighborhood for his Account, but that the Petileft on Hand Provifions the might have difpofed of tioner had contra(5led to provide for the Rangers alfo in thofe Counties, and retained the and praying the Confideration of the Houfe on the PremiProvifions for their Ufe for the Lof s he has fuftained in fuch Manner as fhall be be allowed may he that and fes, Houfe and read, and referred to a Committee to to the prefented thought juft, was examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe that the faid Committee reported they had had the faid Petiton under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution (which was agreed to by the Houfe) That a
Petition of Leonard Leechenan, fetting forth that he
; ,
;

that the faid Petition ought to be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of

Affembly.

That an Account of James Wimboufh for Privifions for Indians in the Service of this Colony was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That an Account of Arrears due to a Party of the Militia of Bedford County was prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of
Affembly.

That a Petition of Alexander Sayers, fetting forth that he was ordered out by his Honour the Govemour, with a Company of the Militia of Augufta under his Command in the Year 1758, with which he was in the Service of the Government for three Months, and his Accounts were fettled by the Commiffioners appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts, on whofe Certificate his Honour granted him his Warrant to the Treafurer for the Payment of the Money due to himfelf and his Company that at the laft Seffion of Affembly, on the 4''' Day of April, the Houfe addreffed his Honour the Govemour to ftop the Payment of his Warrant to the Petitioner, being of Opinion the Commiffioners had no Power to pafs any MiUtia Accounts accming after the paffing the Ad. a])pointing them to their Office, by which Means the Petitioner and his faid Company have "hitherto been kept out of their Pay; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe therein, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Sef;

3,

fion of Affembly.

That

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Thomas Roy, praying to be reimburfed by the Publick for the Expenfes he has been at in building a Wharf for the Pubhck Ufe at Roy's Warehoufe, in Caroline County alledging that the Rents of the faid Warehoufes (of which he is Proprietor) are not fufficient for that Puii^ofe, was prof en ted to the Houfe and read, and
That a
Petition of
;

referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That a Memorial

of the Officers of the Virginia Regiment, fetting forth that they

had chearfully entered into the Service of this Colony at a Juncture when an Averfion to a Military Life was general and confpicuous, and when the unjuftifiable Encroachments of the French threatened our Lives and Properties with great Danger, fince which Period they had made the Study of their Profeffion the Objedl of their cloffeft Attention, and dropped all Thoughts of their former Employments, to which they cannot return but with the utmoft Reludlance, and imder fuch Infinity of Difadvantages as will totally incapacitate them from purfuing the fame with any Probability of Succefs that fuch of them as had any Fortunes had expended them, and thofe who had none are greatly involved, by procuring the Neceffaries, and a very few of the Conveniences, of Life of both which they were often deftitute, and which, in the Country (or rather Wildemefs) they generally ferved in, could never be got but at an exhorbitant Rate: That they have for a Number of Years been on conftant fevere Duty, encountered the rudeft Toils, and moft imminent Dangers been Strangers to Winter Quarters and other Relaxations from the Duty of the Field, which other Troops enjoyed, and all have a Right to: That they have fpent their youthful Days, impaired their Health, hurt their Conlititutions, and in fine been deprived of thofe Refources that would have enabled them to have gained a Livelihood That by clofe Application, and a fteady Perferverance in the pun(5lual Execution of their Duty, fuch good Order, Regularity and ftridt Difcipline (which can alone conftitute good Troops) have long been maintained in the Regiment, fo as to have attradled the particular Notice and Approbation of the beft Judges; acquired a Superiority over all other Provincial Troops, and rendered it univerfally admired by all with whom it did Duty: This Affertion is clearly evinced by the general Behaviour of its Officers in the many Adtions it has been engaged in, and the fignal Bravery of feveral, whofe gallant condudt and glorious Deaths redound fo much to the Honour of this Colony That the publick Spirits which have fo long exhibited our Military Affairs in a diftinguifhed Light from thofe of the Neighbouring Provinces, and the ready Attention of this Houfe to redrefs the Grievances of the Memorialifts, give them Room to hope that, ftill adluated by the fame noble Motives, this Houfe will form fome Eftablifhment for their future Support; that the Bleffmgs of Peace, which they have been inftrumental in procuring to many of their Fellow Subjedts, they may in fome Meafure participate of themfelves Or, in Cafe the unprecedented Perfidy of the Cherokees fhould protradt the War, in that Event fuch a Provifion would create the ftrongeft Incitement in generous Minds {viz. Gratitude) to the utmoft Exertion of their Abilities, in the Execution of fuch ulterior Operations as may be judged moft efficacious for reeftablifhing the Tranquility, and fupporting the Honour, Intereft and Security, of this Colony and praying that the Houfe will take the Affair into Confideration, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the
; ; :
:

next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of James Barbour, complaining of an undue Ele(5lion and Return of M'' Henry Pendleton to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, for the

Covmty

of Culpeper,

was prefented

to the

Houfe and read, and referred to the Confid-

eration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That a Petition of Clement Norman, praying to be reimburfed the Sum of Five Pounds, paid by him to Dodlor Parker for attending his Sen, who was fhot, and died in
the Service of the Publick.

Alfo a Petition of William Peachey, late Colonel of the Frontier Battalion in Behalf of himfelf and the Officers lately under his Command, and praying that they may be repaid by the Publick for the additional Expenfes they were at, more than allowed by

Law,

206

Law,

in raifing Recruits for the faid Battalion,

and marching them through the Country

to their Place of Rendezvous.

pany

Alfo a Petition of Chriftopher Hudfon, fetting forth that he was Captain of a Comof Militia on the Frontiers of this Colony, which he was under the Neceffity of

leaving to

come

to Williamfburg for Inftrudlions, in which

he was detained from his Command a Month, for appointed to fettle the Militia Accounts refuted to allow him his Pay for that Month

and other publick Services which Reafon the Commiffioners

and praying the Confideration

of the Houfe therein. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Hamilton, in the Cotmty of Prince William, praying that that Part of the faid Parifh, lying below the dividing Line of Prince William and Fauquier Cotmties, may be added to the Parifh of Dettingen, in

order to render their Attendance on divine Service more eafy and convenient. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Cameron, fetting forth that
the late Ele(5lion of Veftrymen for the faid Parifh was
illegal,

and praying that the fame

may

be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of fundry Inhabitants of Rockfifh River, in the County of Albemarle, fetting forth that the Advantages and Benefits they lately enjoyed in fupplying their Families with Fifh, which ufed to go up the River in great Abundance, they are now
entirely deprived of,

by a Mill built thereon by Allan Howard, which has ftopped the Courfe of the Fifh up the faid River and praying that the faid Howard may be compelled to cut a Slope in his Mill Dam for the Paffage of the Fifh. Alfo a Petition of Dale Carter and Merryman Payne, Infpe(5lors of Tobacco at m
;

Davif's Warehoufe, in the County of Lancafter, fetting forth that on the 2i'

Day

of

June

laft the faid Warehoufe was broke open, and 447 Pounds of Tobacco ftolen out of a Crop Hogfhead of Colonel William Tayloe's, which had been infpedled and paffed, and which they were obliged to make good and praying that they may be repaid by
;

the Publick, were feverally prefented to the


fideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

Houfe and read, and referred to the Con-

That a
read,

Petition of

Bridle impreffed into his Majefty's Service

John Palmer, praying to be paid by the Publick for a Horfe and and loft, was prefented to the Houfe and

and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of William Tawhaw and others. Part of the Tribe of Pamunkey Indians, fetting forth that an Adt of Affembly paffed in February 1759 for Vefting certain Lands belonging to the Pamunkey Indians in Truftees, to be leafed for their Benefit, which the Petitioners reprefent was obtained at the Solicitations of a few only of thofe Indians, without ever confulting the Petitioners on the Subjedt and praying that the faid A6t may be repealed, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the
;

Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That a
the fame

Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Albemarle, in the

Covmty

of

Suffex, complaining of illegal

Proceedings of the Veftry of the faid Parifh, and praying

may be diffolved. Alfo a Petition of Elizabeth Burk, praying to be allowed by the Publick for three Beeves fumifhed by her for the Militia, which the Commiffioners of her County omitted to certify in their Accounts, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred
to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That a Petition of Edward Hubbard and James Gunn, fetting forth, that they being appointed Captains in the late Frontier Battalion were with their refpe(5live Companies detached from the faid Battalion to a<5t as Artificers under the Command of General Stanwix, in which Service they were employed, and fuffered great Hardfhips from the 23** of June until the 10'^'' of December 1759, without receiving any other Satiffa(5lion than the Ordinary Pay; and praying the Confideration of the Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Petition of Boiling Starke, Executor of Baxter Davis, deceafed, praying to be allowed the Value of a Slave lately belonging to the Eftate of the faid Deceafed,
which

207

3*

which was condemned and executed for Felony, and omitted to be allowed in the laft publick Levy, was prefented to the Houfe and read, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. That a Claim of Henry Settle, for taking up a Deferter alfo the feveral Claims of Hillary Boufhop, James Jones, Thomas Peobles, John Tyas, Philip Mallory, John Wooten, James Finney, Samuel Afhley, William Speller (Affignee of Jofeph Morris) John Roberts, Thomas Cooper, Renbin Straughan, John Taylor, William Willie, Clerk, James Wren, James Fawn, John Halcombe, John Dudley, William Cockerham, Gerard Ridley, James Terry, James Bell, John Anderfon, Abraham Womack, Thomas Garner, William Farrow, Hudfon Brown, Philip Carberry, Thomas Mar fhall and George Radford, for taking up Runaways, were prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. It alfo appears to this Committee, that all fuch Propofitions and Claims as were referred from any of the former Seffions of this Affembly, and all fuch Propofitions and Claims as were certified to the laft Seffion of Affembly, fhould be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Ordered, That the Petition of James Barbour, complaining of an undue Eledtion and Return of M"' Henry Pendleton to ferve as a Burgefs in this prefent General Affembly, mentioned in the faid Report, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Eledtions. That all publick Claims referred from the feveral Seffions of Affembly, in the faid Report expreffed, to the Confideration of this Seffion of Affembly alfo the Petition of Leonard Leechman, Abraham Mauray, Alexander Sayers, Thomas Roy, Clement Norman, Chriftopher Hudfon, John Palmer, Elizabeth Burk, Edward Hubbard, James Gunn and Boiling Starke; therein fet forth, be referred to the Committee of Claims; and that the feveral Propofitions therein mentioned, referred to the Confideration of this Seffion of Affembly, be referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. A Meffage from the Govemour was delivered by M"' Walthoe.
;
;

M' Speaker,
his Excellency Major-General

The Governour has commanded me to lay before your Houfe the feveral Letters from Amherft and others, mentioned in his Honour's Speech.
the faid Letters were read, and ordered to
lie

And
County

on the Table.

Several Petitions of fundry Inhabitants of the Parifh of Elizabeth River, in the


of Norfolk, complaining of the
;

many

Inconveniences they are under by Means


faid Parifh

of the large Extent of the faid Parifh

and praying that the

may

be divided.

from the fame Place, complaining of illegal PraAices in the Veftry and praying that the faid Veftry may be diffolved, were feverally prefented to the Houfe and read. Ordered, That the faid Petitions be referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances that they do examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe. Ordered, That M'' Dandridge and M'' Gary be added to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances. The Order of the Day beng read, for the Houfe to proceed to the Confideration of
Alfo a Petition
of the faid Parifh;
;

the

Govemour 's Speech,


Refolved,

That this Houfe will refolve itfelf into a Committee on the faid Speech. That the feveral Letters above mentioned, this Day laid before the Houfe by Command of this Honour the Govemour, be referred to the Confideration of the faid
Ordered,
35

Committee. And then the Houfe refolved itfelf into a Committee on the faid Speech and Letters and after fome Time fpent therein, M' Speaker refumed the Chair, and M'' Charles Carter reported that the Committee had had the faid Speech and Letters under their Confideration, and had come to a Refolution thereon, which he read in his Place, and then delivered
in

208

where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follows: Refolved, That the Regiment now in the Service of this Colony be recruited to looo Men, and further continued. M' Carter aKo informed the Houfe that the Committee, not having Time to go through the faid Speech, had diredled him to move for Leave to fit again. Refolved, That this Hotife will again refolve itfelf into a Committee on the faid Speech on Thurfday next. On a Motion made, Refolved, That an Addrefs be prepared to his Excellency Major-General Amherft, and it is referred to M'^ Attorney and M"' Bland to prepare and bring in the fame. And then the Houfe adjourned until Tomorrow Morning Eleven "'Clock.
in at the Table,

>il>e6ites6ar. t^e

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SEVERAL

fundry Inhabitants of the Coimty of Chefterfield and Henrico, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the land of William Allen Burton, in Chefterfield, over James River, to the Land of Thomas Mann Randolph,
Petitions
of

Gent, in Henrico.

Alfo feveral Petitions of fimdry Inhabitants of Raleigh Parifh, in Amelia, in Oppofition to a Petition heretofore prefented to this Affembly for dividing the faid Parifh, and diffolving the Veftry thereof. Alfo a Petition of the Juftices of Bedford, praying that the Court Day of that

Covmty may be

being very inconvenient to the Inhabitants at prefent. Alfo a Petition from fundry Inhabitants of Prince Edward Cotmty, letting forth that they are deprived of the Benefit of the Fifheries they formerly enjoyed in the upper Part of Appomattox Riverand its Branches, by Means of ftmdry Mills lately built thereon
altered,
it

and praying that the Owners


for the Paffage of Fifh
;

of fuch Mills

may

be obliged to keep Slopes in their Dams,

were feverally prefented to the Hovife, and read.


faid Petitions be referred to the

Ordered,

That the

Committee

of Propofitions

and

Grievances

that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with

their Opinions thereon, to the Houfe.

Several Claims of David Lamey, James Abbot, Zachariah Pulliam, Charles Colay, John Hundley, James Lankford, Francis Bickley, Ifaac Perrin, William Harrifon, John Claiborne, William and Griffin Garland, John Pennick, Jofeph Ward, William Grefham and Jeremiah Bowles, for taking up Rtmaways therein mentioned. Alfo a Claim of James Par fans for taking up a Deferter therein mentioned. Alfo fundry Accounts from divers Perfons of the County of Bedford, for Provifions fumiflied the Militia drawn out into adlual Service; were feverally prefented to the Houfe and received, and referred to the Confideration of the Committee of Claims. M' Landon Carter, 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 at or foon after this Seffion of Affembly, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereon, which he read in his Place, and then Delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow Refolved, That the Adl of Affembly made in the 25"^ Year of the Reign of his late Majefty, King George II entitled, An Ad for continuing and amending the Ad, entitled. An Ad for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majefty's Cuftoms, which will expire at the End of this Seffion of Affembly ought to be further continued with Amendments. Refolved, That an A(5l of Affembly made in the 32'' Year of his faid late Majefty's Reign, entitled, An Ad for further continuing the Ad, entitled. An Ad for reducing the feveral Ads for making Provfiions again ft Invafions and Infitrredions into one Ad, which will expire on the S'** Day of June next, ought to be further continued. Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in purfuant to the faid Refolutions, and it is referred to the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances to prepare and bring in the

fame.

209

he was formerly a Soldier of the 1759 a Detachment, of which he was one, was attacked by a large Body of French and Indians, when he was wounded and taken Prifoner, and fent to Venango; and, after being carried about through different French Forts, was at laft lodged at Niagara, where he was in Captivity when that Place was furrendered to Sir William Johnfon, by whom he was difcharged, and fent hither: That he has been in moft of the Engagements that happened fmce he entered into the Service, and when he was taken Prifoner, three Months Pay was due to him and praying the Confideration of the Houfe, was prefented to the Houfe, and read. Ordered, That the faid Petition be referred to M'' Cabell, M"' Payne and M' John Smith that they examine into the Allegations thereof, and report the fame, with their Opinion thereon, to the Houfe. M' Charles Carter, from the Committee of Propofitions and Grievances, reported that the Committee had had under their Confideration feveral Petitions and PropofiPetition of

John

Peter, Jun. fetting forth that

Virginia Regiment, and in

May

them referred, and had come to feveral Refolutions thereon, which he read in and then delivered in at the Table, where they were again twice read, and agreed to by the Houfe, as follow: Refolved, That the Petition of Thomas Roy, praying to be reimburfed the Expences he has been at in building a Wharf for the Use of the Publick at Roy's Warehoufes, in the County of Caroline, is reafonable and that the faid Thomas Roy ought to be allowed the Sum of ;^2 5 for the fame, to be paid by the Publick. Refolved, That the Petition from fundry Juftices of the County of Middlefex, praytions to
his Place,
;

ing that a

the

Laws

new CoUedlion of the feveral Adts of Affembly paffed fince the Revival* of and now in Force, may be provided, be reje(5ted. Refolved, That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the Town of Winchefter, prayin 1748,

prevent Hogs running at large in the faid Town, be rejedled. Refolved, That the Petitions of Robert Harper, and fundry Inhabitants of the County of Frederick, praying that an Adt may pafs for eftablifhing a Ferry from the Land of the faid Harper over Potowmack River to his Land on the oppofite Side, in the Province
ing that an Adl
of Maryland,
is

may pafs to

reafonable.

Refolved,

H amp fhire,

That the Petition of the Clerks of the Counties of Augufta, Frederick and praying that their Fees may be enlarged, ought to be referred to the Con-

fideration of the next Seffion of Affembly.

That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the upper Part of Brmifwick Coimty, and lower Part of Lunenburg County, on both Sides of Meherrin and Nottoway Rivers, praying that an Adl may pafs to oblige Perfons having Hedges, Stone Stops and Mills, acrofs thofe Rivers, to make Slaunts therein, fo as that the Fifh may pafs up the
Refolved,

Rivers,

is

reafonable.

that Provifions

Regiment, praying be made for their future Support, ought to be referred to the Confideration of the next Seffion of Affembly. Refolved, That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants on both fides of the Fluvanna River, in the County of Albemarle, praying that a Ferry may be eftablifhed from the Land of William Cabell, on the North Side of the faid River, to the South Side, at a Place called Hughef's Valley, is reafonable Refolved, That the Petition of fundry Inhabitants of the County of Hanover, praying that the faid County may be divided, be rejedled. Ordered, That it be an Inftrudlion to the Committee of Claims to make an