A calendar of legislative petitions: arranged by counties: Accomac-Bedford (Google eBook)

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D. Bottom, superintendent of public printing, 1908 - Archives - 302 pages
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Page 64 - John Fitzgerald, Charles Lee, William Baker, Isaac S. Keith, Samuel Hanson, James Hendricks, William Hartshorne, Josiah Watson, Benjamin Dulany and Charles Simms, as trustees.
Page 28 - He was afterwards appointed to command a regiment destined to guard the Convention troops at the barracks in Albemarle and died in that service, February 26, 1779.
Page 38 - ... that State, for receiving and entering subscriptions to the amount of eighty thousand dollars for the said undertaking; which subscriptions shall be made personally or by power of attorney, and shall be in Spanish milled dollars, but may be paid in other silver or in gold coin of the same value. That the said books shall be opened for receiving subscriptions on the first day of May next, and continue open until the first day of September next inclusive...
Page 74 - ... age. He was chosen US senator in 1846 as successor to WS Archer ; took his seat, Dec. 6, 1847, and was re-elected in 1852 and again in 1858. In the senate he advocated the annexation of Texas, the compromise of the Oregon question, the tariff bill of 1846, and opposed the Wilmot proviso. He advocated the retrocession to Virginia of the portion of the District of Columbia west of the Potomac river, and voted to extend the line established by the Missouri compromise to the Pacific ocean. He opposed...
Page 108 - ... signatures and a sketch of the rivers at their junction. Referred. Virginia Soldiers. 1777. May 17. A 833. Petitioners, Charles Hay, William Johnson, Robert Horsley, Meritt Magann, John Woodroof, John Brown, Mitchell Floyd, Thomas Smith, Edmund Pendleton, Thomas Sheldon, George Witt, Pearce Wade, John Guttery, ask reimbursement for expenses caused by sickness. They were soldiers in State and Continental service in June and July 1776 when taken ill, and their expense was 17.15.2 and also 3.9.6...
Page 74 - ... following heirs of Dr. William Ramsay, surgeon in the Revolutionary army, request bounty land due to him, on Jan. 23, 1836: Eliza Blacklock, Robert T. Ramsay, Anne McCarty Blacklock, Jane A. Ramsay, George WD Ramsay, of Alexandria; Amelia Barry of Baltimore; Daniel Porter, Sarah R. Porter, Betsy Porter, and Sally Cawood of Washington; and Ann Allison and John Allison of Frederick, Maryland. William Ramsay bought land in Fairfax County, Virginia, between 1755 and 1761 of Thomas Bozeley. For a...
Page 43 - ... of Albemarle & Fluvanna. 1836. Jan. 13. A 295. Act making James River a lawful fence between the counties of Albemarle and Fluvanna. Most important argument in its favor is the saving of timber. Carter H. Harrison, Napoleon B. Magruder, Wm. W. Gilmer and 7 others. Bill reported. Citizens. 1836. Jan. 13. A 296. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesville on account of its convenient and central location and its distance at present from all the established banks. The great benefit the University...
Page 60 - ... Referred. Citizens of Albemarle, Nelson & Buckingham. 1856. Jan. 14. A 428. Charter for independent bank at Howardsville, with capital of not less than $50,000, to be called "Bank of Howardsville." President & Directors of Charlottesville Savings Bank. 1856. Feb. 7. A 429. Amendment of charter of said bank so as to change the time of the annual meeting of the stockholders from the 1st Thursday to the 4th Saturday in January. JH Leitch, Thos. J. Wertenbaker, Sam'l EW Becker, Chas.
Page 34 - Company to fulfill . its contract to extend and improve the navigation of the river. Improvement in bed of river required by law has not been made; locks are not kept in repair; dams are insufficient and decaying; and canal is frequently filled with mud and embarrassed with bridges, thereby...
Page 211 - Inhabitants. 1780. May 23. A 1670. Establishment of new county south of Staunton River. Petitioners have to go 30 or 60 miles to court, are liable to be imposed upon by tax assessors, and besides have difficulty in bringing grain to points indicated by law, of which there are only one or two In each county. William Martin, Brittan Scruggs, John Harris, John Starkey, Aquilla Greer, John Craghead and 25 others. Freeholders. 1780. May 23. A 1671. Protest against any other division of Bedford than of...

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