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to the use of Queen street in said city: and provided, that the consent of the county court of Norfolk county be first obtained to the use of such part of the county road as may be required.

2. The maximum capital stock of said company shall not Capital stock exceed thirty thousand dollars, and the minimum shall be eight thousand dollars.

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3. William S. Wilkinson, Orlando Windsor and Francis Commissioners Richardson are hereby appointed commissioners to receive to receive subsubscriptions to the capital stock, and to call a meeting of How organized subscribers for organization in accordance with the provisions of the Code of Virginia of eighteen hundred and seventythree, in regard to chartered companies.

4. The said company may acquire land in payment of sub- May acquire scriptions or by donation, and may sell, lease, or otherwise and dispose of dispose of the same.

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5. The fare on said road shall not exceed seven cents for Rate of fare each person each way.

6. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 23.-An ACT to authorize the board of supervisors of Mecklenburg county to borrow money to rebuild their jail.

Approved January 13, 1877.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That Board of superit shall be lawful for the board of supervisors of Mecklenburg visors of Mecklenburg county county to borrow money to an amount not exceeding five authorized to thousand dollars, on such terms, and at such rates of interest, ited sum of not exceeding ten per centum per annum, as said board may money deem expedient, for the purpose of rebuilding the jail of said county.

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2. That to effect the loan in the first section provided for, May require and for the safe keeping and disbursing the money so bor- chairman to rowed to the uses and purposes herein provided for, it shall be lawful for the said board of supervisors to make an order, at any adjourned or special called meeting of said board, authorizing and requiring the chairman of said board of supervisors to borrow said sum or sums so needed for the purposes aforesaid, at such several times as the same may be needed, and to execute to the lender or lenders of said money Bonds to be a bond or bonds binding the said county of Mecklenburg to given to secure the payment thereof at such time or times as may be agreed

on, which bond or bonds, signed by the chairman for and in

behalf of the county, shall bind the county therefor: and the

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said board of supervisors shall appoint a discreet and suitable Disbursing person as agent, who, after the execution of a bond, as here- agent provided inafter provided, may receive such sum or sums of money as ordered to do by the said board, and hold and disburse the same; but it shall be the duty of the lender or lenders of said

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sum or sums of money to see that the said bond has been properly executed by said agent before he pays the same. How funds dis- 3. It shall be lawful for the board of supervisors of said county to provide by a general order, entered on their records, how and on what authority the said agent shall pay out said money; and in case of the failure of said agent to pay out said money pursuant to said order, it shall be lawful Damages, how for the said board of supervisors to recover judgment therefor against such agent and his securities on his bond as hereinafter provided, with ten per centum damages thereon, in the circuit court of said county, on motion, ten days previous notice of which shall be sufficient.

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4. Before said agent shall receive any money, or discharge any of the duties prescribed in this act, he shall give bond, before the county court, or the judge thereof in vacation, with sufficient security, in a penalty of double the amount directed to be borrowed by the said board, conditioned for the faithful application of the said moneys.

5. This act shall be in force from its passage.

Commissioners to define and mark boundaries between the counties of

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CHAP. 24.-An ACT to provide for ascertaining and marking the boundary line between the counties of Louisa and Fluvanna.

Approved January 13, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That William T. Sanders and James F. Williams, of the county of Louisa, and William G. Haden and Richard H. Williams, of the county Fluvanna and of Fluvanna, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to examine, ascertain, fully define, and mark the boundary line between the counties of Louisa and Fluvanna; and for that purpose shall attend at such time as they may elect, upon the premises, and being first duly To whom report sworn, shall proceed to discharge the said duty and report the same to each of the county courts of Louisa and Fluvanna. 2. It shall be lawful for the said commissioners to require the attendance of the surveyors for the said counties of Louisa and Fluvanna, or of either of them, at such time as they may agree upon, whose duty it shall be to assist said commissioners in finding, describing, and marking said line. Per diem to sur- For each day of actual service under this act a surveyor shall receive the sum of two dollars and fifty cents, to be paid out of the treasury of the county of which he is surveyor.

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3. Said commissioners shall each receive two dollars per of commission- day as compensation for their services whilst actually engaged in discharging their duties under this act, to be paid out of the treasuries of their respective counties.

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4. This act shall be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 25.-An ACT to provide for ascertaining and marking the boundary line between the counties of Louisa and Albemarle.

Approved January 13, 1877.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That James B. Commissioners Harris and William T. Sanders, of the county of Louisa, and appointed to deO. W. Purvis and Carter H. Page, of the county of Albe- boundary line marle, be, and they are hereby, appointed commissioners, and Albemarle whose duty it shall be to examine, ascertain, fully define, and counties mark the boundary line between the counties of Louisa and Albemarle; and for that purpose shall attend at such time as they may elect upon the premises, and being first duly sworn, shall proceed to discharge the said duty, and report the same To whom report to each of the county courts of Louisa and Albemarle.

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2. It shall be lawful for the said commissioners to require Surveyors to the attendance of the surveyors for the said counties of Louisa and Albemarle, or of either of them, at such time as they may agree upon, whose duty it shall be to assist said commissioners in finding, describing and marking said line. For each day of actual service under this act, a surveyor shall Compensation receive the sum of two dollars and fifty cents, to be paid out of the treasury of the county of which he is surveyor.

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3. Said commissioners shall each receive two dollars per Compensation day as compensation for their services whilst actually engaged in discharge of their duties under this act, to be paid out of the treasuries of their respective counties.

4. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 26.-An ACT to authorize the trustees of Westville Baptist church, in Mathews county, to borrow money.

Approved January 13, 1877.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That William Trustees of H. Browne, James B. Thurston, and Alexander W. Merchant, tist church, trustees of Westville Baptist church, in Mathews county, be, Mathews counand they are hereby, authorized to execute one or more deeds to borrow of trust upon the property of said church, held by said trus- money and exetees, for the purpose of raising a sum of money, not to exceed trust three thousand dollars, to be used in defraying the expenses of finishing said church; and the said trustees are hereby Limit as to inauthorized, in raising such sum of money, to pay a rate of interest not exceeding eight per centum per annum. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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CHAP. 27.-An ACT concerning certain state bonds donated by William
W. Corcoran to the University of Virginia.

Approved January 13, 1877.

Whereas William W. Corcoran, Esquire, of the city of Washington, has made a donation to the University of Virginia of fifty thousand dollars in consol bonds of the state, with coupons attached thereto for interest from first of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-six, payable semi-annually, and receivable for taxes and public dues; and whereas it is desired by the authorities of the university to convert the said consols into registered bonds of the state bearing like interest; therefore,

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That it shall be the duty of the second auditor and the treasurer, on the ap plication of the rector, to convert the said fifty thousand dollars of consols into registered bonds in the name of the rector and visitors of the University of Virginia, bearing interest at the rate of six per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, from first of July, eighteen hundred and sev enty-six. And for the payment of such interest, the auditor of public accounts is hereby authorized and required to place in the treasury to the credit of the second auditor a sufficient sum to pay such interest from time to time as it may fall due. 2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

J. Thompson Brown to be reimbursed for taxes erroneously assessed and paid

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CHAP. 28.-An ACT for the relief of J. Thompson Brown.

Approved January 13, 1877.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That the auditor of public accounts be, and is hereby, authorized and required to issue his warrant on the treasury, payable out of any money therein, not otherwise appropriated, in favor of J. Thompson Brown, for the sum of one hundred and two dollars and fifty cents, being the amount of tax for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-five which were erroneously assessed against said J. Thompson Brown, and was paid by him into the treasury of the commonwealth of Virginia.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

CHAP. 29.-An ACT to amend section two of chapter four of an act to provide a charter for the city of Petersburg, approved March 11th, 1875.

Approved January 18, 1877.

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1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That section two § 2, ch. 4 of the of chapter four of an act entitled an act to provide a charter charter of Pefor the city of Petersburg, approved March eleventh, eighteen amended hundred and seventy-five; be amended and re-enacted so as

to read as follows:

§ 2. For the execution of its powers and duties, the com- Annual taxamon council may raise, annually by taxes and assessments tion in said city, such sums of money as they may deem necessary to defray the expenses of the same, and in such manner as they shall deem expedient in accordance with the laws of the state and the United States, imposing or receiving in no case

a higher rate of penalty for non-payment of taxes than is Penalty for prescribed by the laws of the state upon persons delinquent non-payment in payment of state taxes: provided, however, that they shall Proviso impose no tax on the bonds of said city, nor on any capital invested in real estate or employed in manufacture outside the city limits, although the person or persons engaged in said business or manufacture have a place of business in said city; neither shall they impose any tax at the same time Restrictions upon the stock of a corporation and upon the dividends. thereon; nor upon any capital, income, interest, or dividends, where a license or other tax is imposed upon the business in which the capital is employed, or upon the principal money, credit, or stock from which the interest, income or dividend is derived, nor upon the income derived from the rent of real estate, when such real estate is taxed. Said taxes shall be equal and uniform upon all property, both real and personal. The capital invested in all business operations shall be assessed and taxed as other property. Assessments upon all stock shall be according to the market value thereof. The said council may, once in every five years, have the taxable real estate in said city reassessed, and upon the value so ve years ascertained shall assess the taxes necessary to be raised thereon.

2. This act shall be in force from its passage.

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