The County Court for the District of West Augusta, Virginia: Held at Augusta Town, Near Washington, Pennsylvania, 1776-1777, Volume 125

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Observer Job Rooms, 1905 - Courts - 46 pages
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Page 13 - Thomas Penn and Richard Penn, Esquires, true and absolute Proprietaries and Governors in Chief of the Province of Pennsylvania and Counties of New Castle, Kent and Sussex...
Page 7 - One vast, continuous forest shadowed the fertile soil, covering the land as the grass covers a garden lawn, sweeping over hill and hollow in endless undulation, burying mountains in verdure, and mantling brooks and rivers from the light of day.
Page 24 - Yohogania County, Dec. 23, 1776. In consequence of an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia putting off all that part of the District of West Augusta Northward of the following bounds or lines ( viz : ) Beginning at the mouth of Cross Creek, running up the several courses thereof to the head ; Thence South-Easterly to the nearest part of the dividing ridge Between the Ohio and...
Page 19 - GEORGE WASHINGTON, Gent., produced a commission from the President and Master of William and Mary College, appointing him to be surveyor of this county, which was read, and thereupon he took the usual oaths to his Majesty's person and government, and took and subscribed the abjuration oath and test, and then took the oath of a surveyor, according to law.
Page 7 - This country may, from a proper knowledge, be affirmed to be the most healthy, the most pleasant, the most commodious and most fertile spot of earth, known to the European people.
Page 29 - Kirkindall, be appointed, or any two of them, to Contract with a proper person or Persons, to Build a Goal and Court house in the following manner, and at the following place, Vizt : The Goal and Court House are to be Included in one whole and Intire Building, of round sound Oak, to go Twenty four feet Long and Sixteen feet wide ; two Story high ; The lower Story to be eight feet high, Petitioned in the Middle ; with Squeared hewed Logs with Locks, and bears to the door and Windows, according to...
Page 19 - ... Veiw a Road from the Road from Thomas Gists to Fort Dunmore to Paul Fromans on Shirtees Creek, by James Devores Ferry, and make a report of the Conveniences and Inconveniences to the next Court. William Elliott, being bound over to this Court by Thomas Smallman, Gent., for disturbing the minds of his Majesties Good people of this County, by demanding in an arbitrary and Illegal Manner of sundry Persons what Personal Estate they are possessed of, that the same may be tax'd according to the Laws...
Page 12 - Chartier's and Raccoon [Creeks], as fast as ever you saw them in the year 1756 or 1757, down in Frederick county, Virginia. There were more than one thousand people crossed the Monongahela in one day at three ferries that are not one mile apart.
Page 29 - Table, to remain in one room, with a pair of stairs on the outside to Assend up to said Room, which shall be the place for holding Court; with two floors to be laid with strong hewed logs; the whole to be Compleat and finished in one month from the date hereof. The said Building to be Erected on the plantation of Andrew Heath...
Page 20 - ... Penticost, Spbd. Hamilton vs Goe Pat McElroy Spbd. Morgan vs Beavers Dav'd Steel Spbd. Wm Harden vs. Glenn Alex'r Douglas Spbd. P. Jno. Campbell, Wm. Crawford, John Cannon, John McColloch, Dorsey Penticost. Ord Thos. Smallman, John Cannon, John Gibson, or any 2 of them, to provide a House at the Pub Expence for the Use of Holding the Court, and that the Sheriff Contract with Workmen to put the same in repair ag't the 3d Tuesday in Jan'y next. Ord that the Sheriff, with the Consent of Thos. Smallman,...

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