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the money debts, together with the Burgesses wages, and the salaries and allowances to the respective officers of the general assembly, saving and reserving in the hands of the treasurer, over and above the said payment, a balance of fifteen hundred pounds at the least, then every Burgess elected and serving for any county or corporation within this dominion, should be paid out of the public money the sum of ten shillings, for each day he should serve in the house of Burgesses, with such further allowances, and under such restrictions and regulations, as in the said act is at large directed: And whereas it appears that there is not money sufficient in the treasurer's hands to pay the Bnrgesses wages for this present session of assembly, leaving in the hands of the treasurer a balance of fifteen teen hundred pounds, according to the directions of the said act; nevertheless, as the payment of the said wages in money will be a great ease to the poorer sort of people, by lessening the levy by the poll; Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the Burgesses wages for this present session of assembly shall be paid by the treasurer out of the public money in his hands, according to the directions and regulations in the said recited act mentioned, so soon as he shall have received sufficient to pay the same; any thing in the said recited act to the contrary notwithstanding

GEORGII III.

。 Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, et

Hiberniæ, octavo.

At a General Assembly, begun and held at the Capitol

in the City of Williamsburg, the sixth day of November, Anno Domini 1766, in the serenth year of the reign of our sovereign lord George III. by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, &c. and from thence continued by several prorogations to Thursday the thirty-first day of March, 1768; being the second session of this present General Assembly.

CHAP. I.

An act to repeal so much of the several

acts of assembly therein mentioned, as impose a land and poll-tax, on the inhabitants of this colony, for the years one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, and one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine. 1. WHEREAS by an act of the general assembly, Certain acts made on the fourth day of March, in the thirty-third for imposing year of the reign of his late majesty king George the a land and second, intituled An act for granting the sum of twenty 1768 & 1769

poll-tax, for thousand pounds for the further security and protection repealed. of this colony, it was, amongst other things enacted,

every hun

for

that a tax of one shilling and three pence for dred acres of land, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, should be paid by the owner or proprietor thereof, on or before the tenth day of April, one thousarid seven hundred and sixty-seven; and the farther tax or duty of one shilling and three pence every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion for a greater or lesser quantity, should be paid, in like manner, by the owner or proprietor thereof, on or before the tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, to the sheriff, of the county wherein such land should lie; and that a tax or duty of two shillings should be paid for every tithable person in this colony, to the sheriff of the county where such person should be inlisted, by the person inlisting such tithable, on or before the said tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight, to be collected and accounted for in such manner as by the said act is prescribed: And whereas by one other act of the same assembly made the nineteenth day of May, in the year aforesaid, intituled An act for raising the sum of thirty-two thousand pounds for the relief of the garrison of fort Loudoun, in the Cherokee country, it was amongst other things, enacted, that an additional tax of nine pence

for

every hundred acres of land, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, should be paid by the owner or proprietor thereof, on or before the tenth day of April, in each of the years one thousand seven hundred and sixty-seven, and one thousand seven hunand sixty-eight, and that the farther additional tax of one shilling and three pence for every hundred acres of land, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, should be paid by the owner or proprietor thereof, on or before the tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine; and that an additional tax or duty of two shillings should be paid for every tithable person in this colony, to the sheriff of the county where such person should be inlisted, by the person inlisting the same, on or before the said tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight; and that the farther additional tax or duty of three shillings for every such tithable person, should be paid in like manner, on or before the tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, to be paid, collected, and accounted for, in the manner prescribed by the said act: And whereas, by the report of the committee appointed to examine into the state of the funds arising from the several taxes heretofore imposed by different acts of the general assembly, and appropriated to the redemption of the treasury notes, it appears, that there has already been collected of the inhabitants of this colony, a sum nearly equal to the whole emission of treasury notes from the year one thonsand seven hundred and fiftyfour, to the year one thousand seven hundred and sixtytwo, inclusive, the balance which will remain due from the country, after deducting the debt due from the estate of John Robinson esquire; late treasurer of this colony, and the arrears in the hands of the several collectors, for which security hath been given to the public, amounting to two hundred and ninety-four pounds, two shillings and eight pence, and no more, which balance, together with any deficiency which may arise from insolvencies or any other accidents, it is judged, that the duty on tobacco, the taxes on wheel carriages, writs, and ordinary licences, which by law are to be continued for two years, will be abundantly sufficient to make good, so that the land and poll-tax imposed by the above in part recited acts of assembly, and which were to be paid and collected in the present and the succeeding year, may and ought to cease, which will be a great relief to the people in the present distressed situation of the colony Be it therefore enacted by the President, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That so much of the above recited acts of assembly as imposed the tax or duty of one shilling and three pence upon every hundred acres of land, and so in proportion for a greater or lesser quantity, also a tax or duty of two shillings on every tithable person, to be paid on or before the tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and six-eight, also the farther tax of nine pence for every

hundred acres of land, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, and the farther tax or duty of two shillings for every tithable person to be paid on or before the same day, and in the same year, also the farther tax of one shilling and three pence on every hundred acres of land, and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity, and the farther additional tax or duty of three shillings for every tithable person, to be paid on or before the tenth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, and so much of all other

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acts of assembly as relates to imposing a land and polltax on the inhabitants of this colony, to be paid and collected in either of the years one thousand seven hun. dred and sixty-eight, and one thousand seven hundred and sixty nine, be, and the same is and are hereby repealed and made void, to all intents and purposes, as if such acts had never been made.

CHAP. II.

An act for further continuing the act,

intituled An act for amending the staple of tobacco, and for prevent

ing frauds in his majesty's customs. Act continu. WHEREAS the act of the general assembly, passed ing inspecc. in the fifth year of his present majesty's reign, intituled

of tobac co, &c. fur- An act for amending the staple of tobacco and for prether contin. venting frauds in his majesty's customs, and which was

ued.

continued and amended by another act made in the seventh year of his said majesty's reign, will expire on the first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine; and it is necessary and expedient that the said acts should be further continued: Be it therefore enacted by the President, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That the said recited acts shall continue, and be in force, from and after the said first day of October, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, for and during the term of two years, and no longer.

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