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Virginia State Library 



Fifth Annual Report of the State Librarian 


Davis Bottom, Superintendent of Pubuc Printing 


State Library Board of Virginia 

[STB AD C- GORDON, Chairman Staunton, Va. 

; W. FISHBURNE Charlottesville, Va. 

DDORE S. GARNETT Norfolk, Va. 

P. PATTBSON Richmond, Va. 

WIND PBNE>LETON Richmond, Va. 

H. R. McILWAINE, Librarian, 
Ex ofJUcio Secretary of the Board. 

Library Staff, October 3 1 , 1 908 

Librarian H. R. McIlwaine. 

Assistant Librarian Earl G. Swgm. 

Head of Department of Archives and History.. H. J. Eckenbode. 
Head of Department of Bibliography and Legis- 
lative Reference Work Wiixiam Clayton-Tobrence. 

Reference Librarian Mrs. Kate Pleasants Minob. 

Head of Traveling Library Department F. B. Berkeley. 

Head of the Department of Serials Miss Carrie GtOodwin Rison. 

Cataloguer Brounley Bowen. 

Assistant Cataloguer Miss Ethel I. Nolin. 

Stenographers j Miss Rose Goode. 

^Miss Virginia Jones. 

Janitor John D. Snyder. 

Assistant Janitor D. M. Petticrew. 

Report of the State Libreury Board 

To tJie Honorahle Claude A. Swa>'son, 

Governor of Yirginia. 

As required by law, I submit herewith the annual report of the 
library board of Virginia, as contained in the report of the State Librarian 
made to the board, and in those of his subordinates in the library made to 
the I^ibrarian. together with the following brief statements of receipts and 
disbursements and of the general progress and needs of the institution. 


On October 31, 1907, as shown by the last report of the Librarian, there 
was on hand a balance to the credit of the library fund of $917.54. The 
rei-eipts for the year ending October 31, 1908, including said balance of 
$917.54, aggregate $10,991.48, and are set out in detail in the statement of 
receipts and disbursements in the Librarian's report herewith. 

The expenditures for the year ending October 31. 1908. aggregate 
$10,095.84, leaving a balance on hand November 1. 1908, of $895.64. and are 
set out in detail In the Librarian*s report. 


There are sixty-seven citizens' traveling libraries in circulation, and on 
October 31 sixty-five school libraries had been sent to stations. Since that 
date they have been going out every day. Our capacity will soon be ex- 
hausted. During the past year 2,400 new books have been purchased — 2,200 
for use in the school libraries and 200 for the citizens' libraries. 


The accessions to the main library number for the year 4.431, as against 
1.968 for the preceding year. The increase is to be accounted for by the 
fact that a somewhat larger amount of money has been expended in the 
purchase of books and by the fact that unusual efforts have been made by 
the library staff to procure all kinds of Virginia publications — college cata- 
lo£:ues and bulletins, religious proceedings, corporation reports, etc. The 
effort is being made to render our collection of such material approximately 


The cataloguing of the library has proceeded satisfactorily, 10.552 books 
and pamphlets having been catalogued and placed on the shelves. 



Foar ImlletinB have been issued, the main purpose of which is to give 
information as to the resources of the library. One volume of the Journals 
of the House of Burgesses has been issued, and another is nearly completed. 
With this report will be published the Bibliography of Colonial Virginia, 
Which is considered a valuable piece of work; and also the first volume of 
the Calendar of Petitions, which is believed to be good work of its kind. 


The new stacks, for which appropriation was made by the last General 
Assembly, have been nearly completed and will furnish room for about 20,000 
books. All the space, however, will soon be taken up by the removal to these 
stacks of the material on the fearfully overcrowded stacks heretofore in use, 
and of the books heretofore deposited in a closet adjacent to the stack room, 
and of the heavier volumes of bound newspapers. It will be necessary, there- 
fore, to call on the next General Assembly to make an appropriation suffi- 
cient to complete the second tier of stacks all around the room. 


More room is needed for readers, the present accommodation sometimes 
being now inadequate, and it bidding fair to be distressingly so at the 
end of a year or two, when, the catalogue being complete, we can afford to 
advertise through the newspapers our resources more than we have hereto- 
fore done. Room is also needed for the construction of shelves, with rollers, 
for the accommodation of our large manuscript volumes now improperly 
cared for in cases in the reading-room, and for the large and heavy volumes 
of newspapers. Wall space is also needed for the hanging of pictures and 
maps, our present wall space being so crowded that it will be impossible to 
accommodate properly future acquisitions. The library needs all the upper 
floor of the wing now being added to the building, and the library board 
desires to urge most earnestly the request that this new space be accorded 
the library. Without it, the efficiency of the institution will of necessity be 
seriously crippled. 

The library board desires in conclusion to reiterate and emphasize the 
statements in former reports of the great value, historical, educational and 
literary, of the work that Is being done in the library through its efficient 
Librarian and corps of assistants. 


Chairman of Library Board. 

Report of the State Librarian 

Richmond, Va., Xovemher i, 1908. 
To the State Library Board of Virginia. 


The report which I last year submitted to your honorable body was 
made up of two kinds of material — first, of description of the work done in 
the library for the year ending October 31. 1907, and second, of suggestions 
tt to what seemed the urgent needs of the institution. The latter had rather 
t prominent place because of the fact that the General Assembly, the source 
of supplies of the library, was soon to meet This year, however, no session 
of this body being imminent, the report will be almost altogether descrip- 
tire of results actually accomplished, a suggestion as to the future making 
its appearance only here and there. 


In the appropriation act, approved March 14, 1908. the following amounts 
were set aside for the uses of the library for the year ending February 28. 

Salary of librarian $2,500 

Salary of assistant librarian 1.600 

Salary of reference librarian 1.200 

Salary of stenc^rapher 750 

Salary of cataloguer 900 

Salary of janitor 780 

Salary of assistant janitor 300 

"Salaries of such other assistants and expenses necessary for publishing 
Journals of the House of Burgesses ♦ ♦ ♦ and for traveling 

libraries" 0,000 

For book stacks 1 ,000 

The appropriations made by this act for the second year of the life of 
the act were the same as those made for the first, exce;)t that the amount 
given for book stacks was $2,500 instead of $1,000. 


Since the appropriations made for carrying on the system of traveling 
libraries, for publishing the Journals of the House of Burgesses, and for 
salaries of assistants in addition to those specially provided for in the act 
were not separate appropriations, but made in one sum. it became necessary 
for the library board to meet in order to apportion this amount to the three 
objecta named. The board met on April 24, and after consideration passed 
the following resolution: 


"Resolved, That, until otherwise ordered, of the amount appro- 
priated by the General Assembly for the various uses of the library, 
$1,800 a year shall be expended in maintaining and developing the 
traveling libraries system; and that $1,200 a year shall be used for 
the publication of the Journals of the House of Burgesses, the further 
sums needed to publish this work to be obtained from the sale of the 
Journals, from the proceeds of charges allowed by the last General 
Assembly to be made by the library board for certain work done by 
the staff of the library, and. if need be. from the sale of such State 
bonds as may remain in the hands of the State Treasurer to the credit 
of the library board." 
This resolution provided for the expenditure of $3,000 per annum of the 
$6,000 appropriated, it being understood that the other |3.000 was to be 
devoted to the payment of the salaries of the heads of the departments of 
archives, bibliography and serials, $1,200 per annum being the amount to be 
paid each of the two first mentioned, and $600 the amount to be paid the last. 


At the same meeting of the board the question of the best expenditure 
of the sums appropriated for the two years for the construction of book 
stacks ($3,500 in all) was taken up, and it w^as resolved that the matter be 
referred to the executive committee, with instructions to report its conclu- 
sions to the board or to each member thereof for approval. Pursuant to 
instructions, the committee, after full examination of i)roposals submitted 
by several companies engaged in the business of constructing metal book 
stacks, recommended on May 19th the acceptance of the proposal of the Snend 
and Company Iron Works, of Jersey City, N. J., which was: that the com- 
pany would put up on the north side of tho stack room a second tier of 
double standard stacks, similar in every way to those already in the stack 
room, and construct the necessary glass flooring, railings and stairway for 
$3,500; and further, that in case they got the contract for the work then to 
be done they would complete the upper tier of stacks, putting in book-lift. 
two years hence, if the General Assembly made the necessary appropriation, 
for $6,000. The approval of each of the other members of the board having 
been obtained, the committee later on entered into a contract with the Snea{i 
Company, under the terms of which at the time of the writing of this report 
the work is nearly completed. 

There are fifteen double stacks, seven feet high, having on each side four 
compartments, the shelves of which are three feet wide. The sui)ports nf 
the shelves are so arranged that any required distance, from an inch up to 
several feet, can be secured between the shelves. But usually the books to be 
accommodated are of such a size that there are in a compartment six shelves. 
Each compartment, then, has eighteen feet of shelving. There are 144 feet n\ 
each stack; 2.160 feet in the w^hole construction. Eight books on an average 
may be placed on a foot of shelving. Therefore 17,280 books of average sizc^ 
may be accommodated in the stacks just erected. Or by using the tci)s of 
the stacks, a thing frequently done, 2,880 additional bocks may be placofl. 
This installation will enable us to so place and arrange the United States 
government documents and the documents of our sister States as to reiKh^r 


them accessible, and will also enable us to relieve the congestion on the 
thehes of the stax^ks on the first floor; but the periodicals, at present in the 
manuscript room, much too far away from the reading room for rapid ser- 
Tice. must be allowed to continue there till the completion of the second tier 
of stacks all around the stack room, only the sets of historical magazines 
and the heavy volumes of bound newspapers having been so far transferred 
to the stack room, the former because it was desired to place them with the 
historical works of the library and catalogue them, and the latter because 
of the crowded condition of the manuscript room. But even without the 
periodicals the space will in a few years all be utilized and the stack room 
present as congested an appearance as it did before the additional stacks 
were put in, for about 4,000 books and pamphlets are being added yearly. 
I know that the board will need no urging from me to plead with the next 
General Assembly to make a special appropriation of $G,000 for the comple- 
tion of the second tier, that being the amount needed according to the pro- 
posal of the Snead and Company Iron Works set forth above. 


Some time before the General Assembly convened, the library commenced 
to make active preparation to be of the greatest assistance possible to its 
members in the performance of their very arduous and responsible duties. 
In fact, even before the election in November a circular letter was sent to 
each of the candidates for a seat in the General Assembly explaining what 
the library was desirous of doing. The letter was as follows: 
"My Dkar Sir: 

"In anticipation of the approaching session of the legislature of 
Virginia. I wish to say that the State library is prepared to continue 
the legislative reference work which at the 190G session was found by 
many members to be so helpful. This work is simply that of furnish- 
ing to any member of the legislature requesting it a list of references 
to laws passed in the last ten or fifteen years by the various States of 
the Union on any subject in which the applicant may be especially 
interested. With these references he can go to the law library and 
with very little trouble find all the acts that he wishes to study. 
Being thus relieved of the task of consulting the indexes of hundreds 
of volumes — and this he would otherwise frequently be compelled to 
do if he aspired to thoroughness in his work — he could spend his time 
in the study of the laws themselves and in comparing them one with 

"During the last session of the legislature forty-two such lists 
were prepared, varying in length from one typewritten page, contain- 
ing: references to laws on the subject of the place for carrying out the 
death penalty, to eighteen pages filled with references to food adul- 
teration laws. A few other interesting topics were mines and miners. 
inspection of cattle, road construction, institutions for epileptics, in- 
corporation of towns and cities, anti-cigarette legislation, traveling 
auditors and monopolies. 

"It is hoped that the demands made en the library for this kind 
of service will be even greater during the coming session than they 


were in 1906. Though of course the preparation of these lists is a 
work demanding both time and skill, the difficulties are, thanks to the 
reference books in the possession of the library, not insuperable. I 
should be much gratified, however, if members would submit topics 
even before the legislature convenes — in fact, as soon as possible. 
Thus the work could be distributed by the library over a more ex- 
tended period, the number of 'hurry calls' when the legislature is in 
session would be smaller, and the service could be rendered without 

"Please permit me to say that any requests of yours will receive 
prompt and careful attention. I am 
"Very truly yours. 


**8tate Librarian,'' 

When this letter was written, it was the intention of the Librarian 
and his staff merely to prepare typewritten lists of references to laws passed 
by other States on subjects of interest to particular applicants, the lists to 
be made out in the main from the last eight or ten annual reports of the 
New York State Library on legislation. The replies, however, received from 
several members of the assembly and conversations had with others led me 
to determine to undertake the more diflficult task of preparing printed lists 
of references to books and magazines contained in the library for the sub- 
jects in which the General Assembly as a whole was likely to be interested. 
Such lists accordingly were prepared on the following ten topics and distri- 
buted among the members of the assembly: 

State aid for highway construction. 

Child labor. 

Traveling libraries. 

State boards of control. 

Compulsory education. 

Game commissions and wardens. 

Pure food. 

Railroad rate legislation. 


Boards of equalization of taxation, and traveling auditors. 
Since references were given only to material contained in the State 
library, the lists were in soipe cases rather brief, the library not being very 
strong in books which may be classed under the broad head ''sociology." 
During the preparation of these lists the comparative want of strength of 
the library in this class of works having become more evident to me than It 
had been before. 1 made a request of the General Assembly to appropriate 
$1,500 for the special purpose of adding to the collection. The request was 
not granted, but in the expenditure of the usual funds of the library I have 
kept this department especially in mind, and shall continue to do so during 
the coming year, so that when the time comes for the preparation of similar 
lists for the next General Assembly they may be made somewhat fuller. 
The lists prepared this year were, however, of no little value in quickly 
informing very busy men what material was to be found in this library on 
the subjects in which they were interested as legislators. 


It may be appropriate to mention just here that this department has 
been already somewhat strengthened as a result of a transfer of books from 
the traveling library department to the main collection. It was found that 
in the first purchase of books made in 1906 for that department too great 
anofflber of books in the sciences (sociology included) had been purchased 
In proportion to books of a lighter character, and at the same time that 
between three and four hundred of these were not to be found in the central 
collection. After consultation, therefore, with members of the board. I deter- 
mined to transfer these books to that department in which it seemed that 
they would do most good, and to buy, paying the bill out of the general funds 
of the library, for the traveling libraries a number of books equal in money 
TElue to those drawn but of considerably greater usefulness for traveling 
library purposes. A list of the books to be so purchased is now being pre- 
pared. I am glad to say that, so far as I have been able to make close 
examination, every one of the books thus added to our central collection is a 
desirable accession. 

In order that they may be accessible for consultation by members of 
fntnre General Assemblies, the bills introduced in both the Senate and 
Honae this year (whether they became laws or not) have been preserved 
and bound, and an effort is being made to collect bills introduced at preceding 



In the report made last year there was a recommendation to the effect 

that reasonable fees be charged for the work of furnishing information to 

applicants for records of Revolutionary soldiers and others, such work being 

at the time of the writing of the report done gratis, to the great retardation 

of the more usual and appropriate work of the head of the department of 

archives and history. In accordance with this recommendation, the CJeneral 

Assembly, at the instance of the board, though it was thought by many that 

the board itself had full power to make regulations covering all such cases, 

enacted the following law: 

"1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia, That the 
library board of the State library be. and it is hereby, authorized 
and empowered, in its discretion, to charge and collect such fees, as it 
may deem reasonable, for copies of or extracts from any books, papers, 
records, documents or manuscripts in the library, which may be sup- 
plied by the library staff to persons applying for the same. 

"2. That it shall be the duty of the State Librarian, under the 
direction of the library board, to keep an accurate account of all fees 
collected pursuant to this act, and to cover the same into the State 
treasury to the credit of the library fund. 

**3. That an immediate emergency exists for this act, and it shall 

take effect from its passage." (Acts of Assembly for 1908. p. 384.) 

At the meeting of the board held April 24, 1908, a schedule of fees to 

be charged for the various kinds of services was drawn up. This schedule 

has now been in operation for six months, and the collections amount to 

$174.85. Nearly every one of those for whom this kind of work has been 


done, and who have commented in any way on the fact that charges ar 
made, has expressed himself as being well pleased to pay the small araoun 
exacted. So far as I now remember, complaint has been made in only on 
instance. No charge is of course made to officers of the State, members o 
the legislature or members of State boards when ap])lying for informatio 
which would be helpful to them in the discharge of their official dutiei 
The fees have also been remitted in a few cases in which information wa 
desired by some patriotic society or other in order that accurate inscription 
might be put on monuments to be erected or that the records of the societie 
might be rendered more reliable. The library is still doing gratis its fu] 
share of historical work for others, and when I say "full share" I am keepin 
in mind the general principle that of him who hath much shall be require* 
This institution being the State library of a State rich in history and pn 
liflc of children who have emigrated to other sections, and being the repos 
tory of a large amount of manuscript historical material, very naturally th 
number of demands made upon it for help greatly exceeds the number mati 
upon similar institutions. The majority of these requests are complied wit 
and no fee exacted. From correspondence and conversation with varioi 
librarians of the country I have learned thut sometimes in other institutior 
charges are made by the institutions themselves for work similar to th 
work for which this library is now exacting fees, but that usually the wor 
is done by emi)loyees after library hours, the employees themselves gettin 
the pay. Applicants everywhere have to pay for the information furnishe 
Having looked into the nuitter somewhat closely and having had experiem 
of both methods, I am persuaded that our present method is the more sati 


The relations existing between this library and the other libraries of tt 
State, always cordial no doubt, are probably closer at present than ever b 
fore. Betw^een the librarians of several of them and the librarian of th: 
institution letters are frequently exchanged on topics of general or particul£ 
library interest: and though the number of books circulated under the systei 
of inter-library loans is not so great as it should be, numbering for the yei 
588 volumes, the system is becoming better and better understood and th 
borrowing of books from this library, according to its provisions, wi 
increase with the continued publication by this institution of bulletir 
giving finding lists of its books. In at least four instances the librarians < 
these institutions or members of their boards of trustees have paid speci; 
visits to the State library for the purpose of studying methods of administr 
tion or consulting in reference to the best types of library buildings. And 
gives me pleasure to say that in more instances than one this library hi 
been the recii)ient of valuable gifts from its sister institutions or of special! 
desired information, and in at least cue instance it has borrowed a book m 
to be found even in the Library of Congress. It is my earnest wish to fost( 
in every way possible this relation of mutual heli)fulness. 

Our relations with libraries outside of the State are also very cordis 
Upon several of these, notably the New York Public Library (the Len< 
Foundation), the Boston Athenaeum, the John Carter Brown Library ar 
the Library of Congress, it has been necessary for us to call for help aga; 


and again during the year, and all calls have been promptly and generously 
honored. Had they not been, it would have been impossible for our bibliog- 
rapher to complete his work on the bibliography of colonial Virginia, for in 
many instances, from one or the other of these libraries, exact information 
has been obtained about books copies of which are to be found almost no- 
where else, and sometimes the books themselves have been lent us. When- 
ever possible it has given me great pleasure to return these courtesies, but I 
am forced to admit that at present the balance Is largely against us. 

I had the pleasure of attending In July the meeting of the American 
Library Association held at Tonka Bay, Lake Minnetonka, Minn., where I 
found the papers read instructive, and association with librarians known 
throughout the country, giving opportunity as It did for candid Interchange 
of Tiews, most beneficial. Of the impressions made, two are at the present 
moment more vividly recalled than others — one somewhat agreeable, the 
other quite the reverse. The first was that the Virginia State Library haa 
probably a better way of managing the copying done for applicants than has 
many of the other libraries. The second was that, so far as the other State 
libraries are concerned, this library is scarcely doing what it should for 
them in the matter of exchanges, the great majority of other State libraries 
(or whatever departments have charge of the distribution of State docu- 
ments) sending us all the material published by their respective States, 
whereas Virginia has so far been keeping back a part, notably "The Journals 
of the House of Burgesses," Before I went to this meeting, the situation had 
become known to me. but the unpleasant Impression produced by the knowl- 
edge was, I confess, much accentuated when I was brought face to face with 
men who also knew the situation and were the sufferers. I earnestly hope, 
therefore, that the board will at this meeting direct that for the future all 
publications gotten out by the library be treated as exchange material. 

In a special communication which I had the honor of sending the mem- 
bers of the board in advance of this meeting, this particular question was 
gone into at some length, and repetition of the statements then made seem 
unnecessary here. I am much gratified now, however, to say that since 
writing that communication I have been enabled to accomplish something 
along the general line of the recommendation made. In that I have secured 
from Mr. John W. Williams, clerk of the House of Delegates, a sufficient 
number of copies of his "Index to Enrolled Bills" to send one to each of our 
sister State libraries when the reports for this year are sent out next spring. 
Mr. Williams's work is more than Its title Implies, being In reality an Index 
to the printed acts as well as to the enrolled bills, and will be extremely 
valuable, therefore. In all libraries containing sets of the Virginia Acts of 
Assembly — that Is, In all State libraries, for from time Immemorial these 
Acts of Assembly have been sent out as exchange material. This "Index 
to Enrolled Bills'* was prepared under authority of a special act of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, and It was not contemplated that copies be sent to the other 
States; but the value of the work was at once so evident to me that I 
besought Mr. Williams to cut down his list of Virginia recipients to such a 
Dumber as would make It possible to send copies to our neighbors. After 
the situation had been fully set before him he reaxilly assented. But this 
transaction Is not mentioned merely on Its own account, though I am de- 
lighted that we shall be able to send out a book of unusual value to those 

boo^ < 


who have for many years been sending us ungrudgingly the best that they 
have had. It Is used rather as an illustration, and as an introduction to this 
recommendation, that the board endeavor to have enacted by the next Gen- 
eral Assembly a law to the effect that all material published by the State in 
any department shall be used as exchange material. 


Our relations with the Library of Congress deserve, perhaps, special 
notice. In the first place, the Virginia State library is one of the thirty-five 
or forty libraries of the country that have sets of the Library of Congress 
depository catalogue. The advantages of having such a catalogue were set 
forth in my last report. All the cards for this set thus far printed have been 
received, and the work of alphabeting them is going steadily on, though its 
completion, owing to the fact that we are engaged in making a catalogue of 
our own books, is not to be expected for some time yet. 

In the second place, this library borrows from the Library of Congress, 
both for its own use and for the use of its patrons, a greater number of 
books than it borrows from all other institutions combined. To the books 
referred to in a former paragraph as being borrowed for the use of our 
bibliographer must be added those that are borrowed in the course of the 
work of publishing the set of Journals of the House of Burgesses. Several 
of the original Journals of the House of Burgesses owned by the Library 
of Congress furnish the text followed in our reprints, they having been sent 
to this library and here copied entire. The bound volume containing the 
Bancroft Transcripts — transcripts made from the English colonial records for 
the use of the historian George Bancroft when writing his great history — 
has several times been sent to this library. Many of the transcripts have 
been copied, and appear in the volumes of Journals as appendixes. Special 
permission to use the transcripts in this way was obtained from the librarian 
of Congress. The Bancroft Transcripts have an intrinsic value of $200 
(that is, it would take probably that much to have the originals in England 
copied again were these lost), and a sentimental value, from having been 
associated with the distinguished historian, greater still. The volume con- 
taining the original Journals (Journals for many sessions bound Into one 
book) Is worth six or eight hundred dollars. It will thus be seen that In 
cases of great need the liberality of the Library of Congress Is great to meet 

In the third place, this library Is using wherever possible in Its cata- 
logue the Library of Congress printed cards, just as are many other libraries 
throughout the country. For these cards It Is of course paying the regular 
market price; but since our books are being In many sections re-classified, 
as well as catalogued, and since we are following, wherever possible, In order 
to save time and to insure accuracy, the Library of Congress classification, 
which has not for all sections been printed. It becomes necessary for us to 
borrow, for the purpose of copying, the typewritten sheets containing the 
classifications of the sections desired. And at no time have we asked for 
the loan of the sheets that the request has not been at once granted. 

The Library of Congress has, ever since my connection with this library, 
been of such assistance to It, not only In the ways mentioned, but in others 


WUch It would l>e tedious to set out in detail, that I was much gratified las; 
miimer to be able, in some small measure, to return the courtesies and 
baeflts accorded; at least to prove a spirit of willingness to do so. Fif- 
taea or twenty undated printed broadsides and leaflets, the matter of 
which evidently pertained to Virginia legislation, were sent us for identi- 
ieatioQ. Some were bills, some petitions, some reports of committees, some 
molntionB, and one (which, however, was a Kentucky paper) was an address 
dnwn up by members of the legislature. The method of identification was 
to read the paper carefully and to judge by the matter — sometimes by the 
manner of printing or even by the character of the paper used — what was 
its approximate date. Then the hard work of reading the Journal of the 
HooBe of Delegates for the year guessed to be the correct one had to be 
reaorted to. In other words, the method was merely to make a guess and 
then to endeavor to verify it. In this way ten or twelve of the papers were 
identllted. When they were returned to the Library of Congress, I received 
the following letter, given here to show both the estimate put upon the work 
of this library and the liberal spirit in which the affairs of the Library of 
CoDgntB are administered: 

"September Id I'.m. 
"Mt Dear Sir: 

"During my absence from Washington there were received from 
you the documents (reports, etc.), in the identification of which we 
had asked your aid. With them came your notes which have been of 
exceeding service to us. 

"I beg to express our appreciation of this service and of the ex- 
pert labor which it has involved, and which we fully realize must 
have intruded upon your personal hours. It is a satisfaction to us to 
know that in any such exigency we may count upon your competent 
and willing co-operation, as, in the reverse case, you may count upon 

"Faithfully yours. 

'^TAhrarian of Congress" 


The cataloguing of the printed material in the library has been for the 
year the department of the work to which more of the energy of the staff 
has been devoted than to any other, a complete card catalogue being far 
the most urgent need of the institution that could be supplied by the en- 
thusiasm of its employees, the other great need, that of more space, being 
one that they could not in any way affect Following the suggestion made by 
me in my last annual report, the board recommended to the General Assem- 
bly that a special appropriation be made for the purpose of securing 
temporarily two assistant cataloguers in addition to the regular cataloguer, 
who. it was urged, should be put by the General Assembly on the regular 
salary list of this institution, his salary having been paid from September 24, 
1907, the date at which a cataloguer began service here, out of the library 
fund, made up of the proceeds of the sale of State documents and properly 
expended in the purchase of books and of necessary supplies and equipment. 


The General Assembly acceded to the request, so far as the cataloguer wa. - 
concerned, but made no appropriation for assistants. Such, however, ai^^ 
peared to be the need that the executive committee instructed me to secur^^ 
the services, paying for them out of the library fund, of the young lady wh<^- . 
up to the adjournment of the General Assembly, had been employed as as- — 
sistant in the traveling library department, but who had been withdrawim 
from that department, the appropriations made by the General Assembly noc: 
justifying the continuance of an assistant there, and. In addition, the heavy^ 
work of inaugurating the system of traveling libraries — the purchase of 
books and the preparation of them for circulation (this work including their 
distribution into fixed collections) — having been so far advanced that it 
might, without loss of efficiency, be continued by the head of the department 
without aid except such as might be rendered by the janitors. Thus since 
the middle of March there have been employed on this work almost steadily 
two cataloguers. And, in addition, whenever it has been possible to spare 
the other members of the force from their more usual duties, these have 
given valuable assistance in preparing the books and pamphlets for catalogu- 
ing and in adapting Library of Congress cards to the needs of this library — 
the latter work consisting in the main of writing subject headings on 
Library of Congress cards. The whole work has been done under the imme- 
diate supervision of the assistant librarian, who has himself done most of 
the classifying in cases where Library of Congress cards could not be pro- 
cured, has in the main attended to the ordering of these cards, and has by 
an unusually close application to duty and by a skilful organization of the 
working force at his command been enabled to produce very satisfactory 

These results are summarized in the two following paragraphs. Attention 
should be called, however, to the fact that a part of the results was achieved 
in the months of September and October of last year, and a part of them, 
indeed — so far as the writing of cards which it has been found possible to 
use is concerned — under the administration of my predecessor in office; and 
for fear that the board may think the whole time of the assistant librarian 
taken up in work on the catalogue, attention should also be called to the fact 
that the duties of the assistant are multifarious, there being no department of 
the work of the library In which he is not a sharer. 

Ten thousand five hundred and fifty-two books and pamphlets have been 
catalogued and placed on the shelves. These books are In the classes of 
biography, American history, English and French history and Virglnlana. 
This does not represent the number of books made available for ready use. 
The set of government documents has been examined, duplicates withdrawn, 
and the serial number placed upon each, so that these volumes are now 
easily accessible by the aid of the document catalogues and document in- 
dexes. The books in Virginia genealogy, though no cards have been written 
for them, have been listed In Bulletin No. 1 and made available. The vari- 
ous editions of the works of Shakespeare and the Shakespearana have also 
been listed in Bulletin No. 4. The Virginia State documents have been ar- 
ranged in a series of House journals and documents, Senate journals and 
documents, acts, annual reports (combined), and annual reports published 
as separates. The fiction is also catalogued with temporary cards, though 
this work has not been done during the present year. 


The total number of cards in the catalogue is about 36,000. This includes 
the cards of the Library of Congress which have been adapted to the needs 
of the library and temporary cards in fiction and in biography. All of the 
cards, except the temporary cards for fiction and a few for biography, have 
been written this year. It is planned to finish all of history and travel by the 
end of the year, so that a bulletin may be issued in January containing the 
titles of all books in history and travel, except those on American history and 
traTel, which were printed in the July bulletin. 

Special attention has been paid to rendering available the library's col- 
lection of pamphlets by binding each in a Gaylord pamphlet binder to itself, 
this style of binder having proved well adapted to the purposes in view, and 
then in treating it in every way as a book. 


In going over the books so far catalogued many duplicates have been 
found. Wherever these duplicates represent different editions, and wherever 
they are books for which there is in this library a special demand ( Virginia 
books, for instance), they have been left on the shelves and noted on the 
catalogue cards, but in other cases they have been put into a collection lo 
themselves. In this collection there are at present 1,723 volumes. My esti- 
mate is that when the whole library has been gone over this collection of 
comparatively useless books will be found to consist of between three and four 
thousand. My view is that a list of them should then be published and copies 
sent to the various libraries in the United States with the purpose of effecting 
advantageous exchanges. It would be much simpler to sell them and to de- 
vote the proceeds to the purchase of new books, but the law bearing on the 
subject is as follows: 

"It (the library board) may also arrange for exchange of any 
duplicate material now or hereafter the property of the Virginia State 
Library: provided, such exchanges result in the acquirement of publica- 
tions or manuscript material necessary to the improvement of the 
Hence, unless the law can be amended, the simpler procedure cannot ' 
be resorted to. 


Once or twice up to this point in my report reference to the library bul- 
letins has been made. Three of these have so far been issued, and the fourth 
is in the hands of the printer. Bulletin No. 1 consists of a list of references 
to the genealogical material in the library; No. 2 consists of a finding list 
of the biography; No. 3 of a finding list of American history, and No. 4 of a 
catalogue of the library's very good collection of editions of the works of 
Shakespeare and of works on Shakespeare. As long as the library is being 
catalogued, the bulletins will be in the main finding lists of the various 
classes of books. As each section is catalogued, a finding list of the books of 
that section will be issued, the purpose being to furnish to people away from 
Richmond information in reference to the collection which the card catalogue 
itself will give usually in much greater detail to those who have an oppor- 
tunity to consult it. For all usual purposes the finding lists put together will 


be a printed book catalogue of the library, and will add ImmenBely to th^ 
intelligent use of it by people at a distance. Copies are sent free to the 
libraries throughout the State, to selected libraries throughout the country— 
those which send us similar material in return — to State officials, and to a 
few private citizens known to be especially interested in library work. No 
copies are sold, for the reason that the sale of Stat^ publications is under 
the control of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who would hardly consent 
to take charge of a traffic the returns from which would by no means com- 
pensate for the trouble entailed, and for the further and better reason that a 
sale to any of our citizens might prevent, for fear of a charge of discrimina- 
tion, the gift to any, and thus the distribution of the bulletins would be sadly 
curtailed and with this their usefulness. 


But the bulletins are not the only means made use of for communicating 
Information to the public. The newspapers are also largely called into ser- 
vice. Throughout the year lists of accessions have been published on an 
average of about two a month, occasional reading lists on topics of interest 
have been prepared, and now and then an article on some special phase of 
the work in this library or on some topic engaging public attention. While 
the greater part of the energies of the library employees has been confined 
rigorously to the execution of the work of rendering our material accessible 
and of complying with the demands made upon us both for books and for 
information, some of it has been expended in advertisement of our resources, 
and in the future the amount so expended will be permitted to increase con- 
comitantly with the growth of our ability rapidly to exploit these resources. 


Much of ray own time throughout the year and that of two assistants has 
been devoted to work on the publication of the Journals of the House of Bur- 
gesses. Up to the present time the original Journals in our possession and 
the transcripts sent from England have been carefully copied in this library, 
and the copy, after being verified, sent to the printers. The first proof re- 
turned by the printers has been carefully read and compared with the original, 
and then the revised proof has been gone over. It will be seen from this 
statement that the labor of getting an accurate text in the case of quarto 
volumes containing 300* to 500 pages is very great. But in addition to the 
text, the volumes contain prefaces, annotated appendixes and indexes. The 
first volume that I have edited made its appearance in March. 

It will be remembered that at the meeting of the board last November I 
informed the board that, the manuscript fund being nearly exhausted. It 
would be necessary to appeal to the General Assembly for means with which 
to continue the publication of this valuable series. As a result of this appeal 
the Journals were specifically mentioned in the appropriation act as one of 
the objects on which was to be expended the $6,000 appropriated for library 
purposes in addition to the various sums for salaries. In the apportionment 
made of this $6,000 by the board $1,200 a year was. as stated earlier in this 
report, set aside for this publication, the cost of the publication in excess of 
the $1,200 to be paid for by means of the money coming into the manuscript 



fund from the sale of library publicatione (that is, in the main, from the sale 
of the Journals themselves) and that collected as fees for copying, and, if 
necessary, from the sale of the few bonds left. The volume on which I am 
at present engaged will have in it about 550 pages, since it contains the Jour- 
nals for two General Assemblies instead of those merely for one, and will 
cost about $2,000, not counting the salary of the employee who is paid out of 
the MS. fund because her main work in the library is done in connection with 
the Journals. It will be necessary to sell bonds, therefore, in order to pay the 
bill. The volume will come out, I hope. Just before Christmas. Both the 
text and the appendix are actually printed, the index is prepared for the part 
of the book completed, and the preface is in course of preparation. 

In the future publication of these volumes both time and money will be 
saTed and probably a gain in accuracy attained by sending to the printers as 
copy the transcripts received from England. The determination to use the 
transcripts in this way has been reached after careful consideration, and after 
consultation with several of the leading historical workers of the country. 

The following table gives the accessions to the library for the past year: 
Nufnher of accessions by classes. 

Books of general reference 41 

ncUon 21 

Biography 171 

Genealogy 23 

General and foreign history oO 

American history (general) 129 

United States local history 152 

Virginlana 597 

Geography and travel 34 

Maps and atlases 13 

StatisUcs 52 

Political economy 32 

Labor and problems connected 

therewith 56 

Commerce 96 

Money 64 

Sociology (general) 11 

Crime and punishment 27 

Charity 48 

Insurance 17 

Edncation 268 

Government 59 

War and peace 15 

Immigration 10 

Negroes 22 

Legislation — Collected public 

documents 315 

Science 89 

Geology and biology 56 

Antiquities and anthropology 22 

Zoology 24 

Botany 26 

Insects 12 

Philosophy and religion 104 

Medicine 91 

Expositions 18 

Patents 18 

Mining and minerals 20 

Agriculture 73 

Soils 13 

Pests 14 

Special crops 49 

Horticulture 11 

Forestry 63 

Animal culture, including fishes, 

game and horses 27 

Poultry, dairy, bees, etc 16 

Foods 19 

Fuels and illuminants 12 

Electrical science. Telegraph. 

Telephone 5 

Domestic science 12 

Construction and engineering... 37 

Roads and waterways 18 

Vehicles 4 

Railroads 90 


Water works 5 Literature 

Manufactures 26 Shakespeare 

War Army. Navy 47 Libraries and bibliography 

Pine arts, including music 106 Books for the blind 

LAnguage 58 Periodicals (general and no 

Woman 4 where classified) 

The above table represents usually titles, not separate volui 
titles standing for several volumes. The actual number of books 
phlets added is 4.431. as against 1.96S the preceding year. The i 
especially gratifying, because it is in large measure to be accoun 
a somewhat enlarged expenditure this year of the library fund ii 
chase of books and by the success of efforts made by us through ou 
to collect Virginia material. In the first place the library's repn 
at the Jamestown Exposition brought back with them a large : 
printed matter bearing upon the various counties and cities of 
and in the second place many generous responses were received f re 
ettucatlonal and ivllgious institutions and business corporations in 
to requests for their catalogues, proceedings and reports. The St; 
is manifestly the place where should be preserved copies of all the 
pamphlets published by citiiens of the State, either as individi 
bodies^ vx^rporate or otherwise, and published for whatever purpose 
endecuvoring to foster a habit on their part of sending up to this 
a matter of course, copies of everything published by them, just 
of all copyrighted books are sent by law to the Library of Cong 
foliowing list, ix>r:taining the titles cf the most noteworthy acx^ 
the year, :er.s In part the story of the sucx'-ess with which our ei 
met. Such publications as the catalogues of colleges and the repo 
TOttds are included in this list as being notable, for the r^fisc: 
former furaish nev^essxry mat^ial for the e\!ucationaI history c: 
aftd the tane^r for the e««oinic. This library should be the rv^yosi: 
may t^ stvdie«l Yiiginia life in all Its phases. 


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Church Catalogue, v. 3, 4. 

Richmond. Va. Reports. 1873-1881, 1883-1892, 1895, 1898. 1899, 1901. 
23 7. 

American Antiquarian Society. Proceedings. 61 v. 

American Antiquarian Society. Transactions. 6 v. 

Union Theological Seminary. Catalogues. 24 v. 

National Conference of Charities and Corrections. Proceedings. 17 v. 

Daughters of American Revolution. Lineage book. v. 17-25. 

Catholic Encyclopedia. 3 v. 

Cyclopedia of American Agriculture, v. 1, 2. 

Index of Economic Material in State Documents. New York, Rhode 
Island, Vermont and Maine. 

Catalogue of The Leiter Library. 

Buchanan. James. Works, v. 1-4. l 

Indian Rights Association. Reports. 17 v. 

Education Journal of Virginia. 1892-1902. 10 v. 

Britton A Brown's Illustrated Flora of the United States, Canada and 
British possessions. 3 v. 

Huguenot Society of South Carolina. Transactions, v. 2, 4-14. 12 v. 

Champlin's Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians. 3 v. 

Virginia State Bar Association. Reports, v. 1-14. 

Confederate Veterans. Grand Camp. Proceedings. 7th-19th meetings. 
13 V. 

The Library of Home Economics. 12 v. 

Ruskin. John. Complete works. 30 v. 

Booth's Life and Labors of People in London. 4 v. 

Bond. Gothic Architecture in England. 

International Library of Technology. 10 v. 

American Church History. 13 v. 


I am much gratified to report, too. that the accessions of photographs 
dnring the year have been unusual in number and of great interest About 
150 of these were presented by Colonel James Mann, of Norfolk, Va., presi- 
dent of the Jamestown Official Photograph Corporation, and consist of copies 
of the best of those made by his company for sale at the Jamestown Exposi- 
tion. Most of them being of historical objects, and all being of the highest 
excellence of execution, the collection is not only of interest, but of great 
^Jw. It is my purpose to add to it whenever possible the photographs of 
other objects of historical interest throughout the State, so that in course of 
toe this library may be the depository of a complete set of such photo- 
graphs, as it will be the chief depository of Virginia's output of books and 

One very notable acquisition of a piece of sculpture has been made — a 
marble bust of Daniel Webster executed by Hiram Powers. This did not 
come wholly as a gift, but the price paid for it was so small that I feel that 
the former owner. Mrs. W. W. Davies, of Richmond, deserves to be thanked 
for her patriotism and generosity in allowing it to remain here rather than 
selling it to some wealthier institution. 


During the year two handsome portraits done in oil have been receive 
as gifts— one of Governor William H. Cabell, presented by his grandso 
Colonel H. Coalter Cabell, of the United States army, and the other of Seer 
tary William Claiborne, presented by the Association of Descendants * 
William Claiborne. In the case of each gift I was instructed by the board I 
draw up resolutions of appreciation in acknowledgment. In order that du 
prominence be given in this report to the reception by the library of thes 
two very valuable portraits, so that thereby at least a little may be dor 
toward fostering the idea among our people that the picture gallery of th 
library is the one appropriate place in the State for the collection and pre 
ervation of the portraits of Virginia's famous sons and daughters, I ha\ 
thought it well to give these two sets of resolutions in full. Those sent t 
Colonel Cabell are: 

Whereas, Major Henry Coalter Cabell, of the United States arm 
has presented to the State library a portrait of his grandfather, Go' 
ernor William H. Cabell, painted from a minature by St. Memir 
therefore, be it resolved 

1. That the generous gift be received by the board with expre 
sions of the sineerest thanks. 

2. That the portrait be hung in the picture gallery in its prop< 
order in the collection of portraits of the governors of Virginia, takii 
the place of the portrait of Governor Cabell now there, the latt 
portrait representing its subject as he appeared when an old ma 
whereas the former, appropriately, delineates him as he appeared whc 
as H young man he was governor of the State. 

:». That it is the opinion of the library board that the portrait 
one of a man whom Virginians do well to honor, since he was di 
tlnguished for the possession In no ordinary degree of the qualiti' 
that win distinction in public life and respect in private. His su 
i^essful administration as governor of the State being followed by h 
even more distinguished service as a member for forty years of tl 
Supreme Court of Appeals, he left to his descendants and to the 
fellowH'itixens a most admirable example of a public servant who w; 
(tatient. diligent, learneil. imi^rtial and able, and in his private rel 
tions of a man who was simple, sini^ere. upright, courteous and kindl 
Thoeie sent to Mr. William C. Claiborne, chairman of the Association 
De^^ndants of Secretary William Claiborne, are: 

Whereas, the descendants of Secretary William Claiborne ha\ 
through Mr. William C. Claiborne, of Danville. Virginia, presented 
the State of Virginia a iH'»rtrait of their distinguished ancestor, to 
hung in the library building: therefore, be it resolved 

1. That the library bi>arvl. representing the State of Virginia. 3 
cept with the sineerest thanks the generous and patriotic sdft. 

2. That in the opinion of the library board the portrait is oi 
which, artistically well exei*uted and intrinsically vttluaMe. constitut 
an addition of moment to the art treasures alreavly in rhe iH^sssess^ion 

5. That of far greater tmivrtacce, however, is its value of a sen 
mental and inspirational nature, since it set* tvfore the prese 
generation of Virginians, and will set before future genenjitioos. il 


face and figure of a man whom it should ever be the delight of Vir- 
ginians to honor, and whose example it should be on suitable occasions 
their endeavor to follow, as he was in his time the most conspicuous 
representative of a class for which, fortunately, Virginia has, up to 
the present, never lacked, namely, the class of glorious "rebels'* to 
which belonged Nathaniel Bacon, George Washington, and Robert B. 


Reflection upon the last four topics presented impresses me with the 
absolute need on the part of the library of greatly increased space. When 
all of our books and pamphlets are so thoroughly arranged and catalogued 
that any of them may be served to an applicant at a moment's notice, and 
when the service of a very great number of applicants could be properly 
attended to, it will be a very simple matter, by a little further use of the 
newspapers, to so stimulate the interest of the public in the library that its 
use will grow by leaps and bounds. But already our reading room does not 
comfortably accommodate the readers who are at times to be seen there. 
Frequently it happens that readers are compelled to stand up while they read, 
all the chairs being occupied, and no more chairs may be placed in the room 
without uncomfortable crowding. If sometimes now we need room for read- 
«re, what will the case be at the end of a year or two? We need more room 
alBo for the storage of the Journals of the House of Burgesses, by no means 
the entire edition being promptly sold, though it is hoped eventually to dis- 
pose of all the volumes. There are at present on hand about 400 copies of 
each of the five volumes so far issued. But much more serious than this is 
the need for proper accommodation for our rapidly growing collection of 
^nd newspapers. There are at present 1.07G bound volumes of news- 
papers 1q the library, and about fifty are added yearly. They have long since 
omllowed the accommodations originally provided for them in the manu- 
*^ptroom, and now some of them are in the stack room. They are so large 
Md heavy, however, that special shelves, with rollers, should be provided for 
^*na: and even if the money were forthcoming for the construction of such 
•Mves, there is at present In the building no place where they might b3 
P'Jt- Finally, more wall space is needed for portraits. At present if a hand- 
■onue picture were given the library, accommodation could be found for it 
only by the removal of one or more of the present collection to the stack 
•^m, where already many of our pictures are hanging around the walls 
•*^ely hidden from the public eye. 

The needs of the library, then, being pressing, how may they be satisfied? 
"^e answer is not far to seek. The whole of the upper floor of the wing 
^ow being added to the building should be devoted to the uses set forth. 
Sufficient space would thus be furnished for a newspaper reading room In 
^hlch could be constructed around the walls special shelves for the accom- 
modation of the bound volumes of newspapers, as suggested above, and for 
^^ bound manuscript volumes at present Inadequately cared for In the cases 
*n the general reading room. The shelves had in mind would be only seven 
feet high, and the upper wall space could be used for the hanging of the 
Pictures now in the stack room and of those to be acquired In the future. 
"^^ room could also be used for the proper accommodation of the library's 


▼ery valuable set of Patent Office Specifications, which at present, on accouti 
of the fact that they are hidden away in a closet next to the stack room a0 
some of them even in the garret — up to the present time no other pla^ 
having been found for them — ^are very infrequently consulted. Room mi^' 
also be found to make it possible to allow such associations as the Virgin 
Chemists* Club and the Medical Society of Virginia to keep on file in t1 
library technical journals to be used by their members — and also by tl 
public if they so wished. Representatives of both the associations nam« 
have applied to me for permission to make such a use of the library. J 
view of all these considerations, therefore, as well as in view of the chaot 
condition which would necessarily arise in the reading room were the upp< 
floor of the new wing to be devoted to office purposes and the reading rooi 
be used as a means of ingress and egress — ^and this disposition of the spac 
is contemplated by some— I urge the board to use its best endeavors to at 
that the interests of the library are in this connection cared for. 


As stated earlier in this report, the General Assembly made no specif 
appropriation for the conduct of the traveling library sjrstem, merely me 
tloning it in the appropriation act as one of the objects on which was to I 
expended the $6,000 lump appropriation. Nor did the act mention specifical 
school traveling libraries, using merely the term "traveling libraries 
Hence, the board, when it met to make the apportionment of the $6,000, aft 
apportioning $1,800 a year to the maintenance and promotion of the tra 
eling library system, adopted the following resolution: 

'^Resolved. That the Librarian be instructed to ask the Attomi 
General to give his opinion as to whether the appropriation act 
ISK^ which places the management of the school traveling libraries 
the hands of the library board, continues to apply to such llbrari 
under the terms of the appropriation act of 190$; and if so, wheth 
tlie expense of distributing the school libraries should be borne equal 
between the State boarxi of education and the library board, the 
being no approt^riation for this purpose in the appropriation act 
The opinion of the Attorney Geneml was set forth in the following lette 
'^Tour favor of the ^Hh ultimo, enclasping resolution adopted 1 
the State library boan) on the :^4th ultimo, submitting certain qui 
tions to me, has been this instant receive^i. 

*"ln responi*e thereto, permit me to say that: 
-1. The only statute, known to me, prt^viding for traveling schc 
libraries is that found in section 10 of the supplemenUl appropriati< 
act approved MaTV^h !•>. 1^^ and which made an appropriation f 
traveling libraries, but $eeme^i to contemplate that some of the trav 
ing libmries shi>u!d be travelinn: sohvv>l libraries, and provided that, 
the selerticn of the book* for the s»chool libraries, the list adopt 
must be aT^r^'»ve^i by the State library boarxi and also by the Sta 
Kani of eduoatior.- That apprvH>riativ>n has r.oi beon continned, so f 
as 1 have tw^n ab> :o asoeriain. in any of the a;«propriation acts, 
by any law. psjkss^ by the General .\:ss»'mbly during the sessioa 


1908. I take it, therefore, that section 10 of the supplemental appro- 
priation act, approved March 10. 1906, Acts of 1906, p. 211, Is functus 
ofUcio, and no longer In effect. I would say, therefore, that there is no 
proYlsion of law now whatever for traveling school libraries. 

"2. The only provisions of any statutes known to me and now in 
force. In reference to traveling libraries, are those contained in section 
254 of the Code of 1904 and in the appropriation act of 1908, at pages 
424 and 436 of the Acts of 1908, which speak for themselves. 

"It will be seen from section 254 of the Code that the State library 
board is given entire control of the traveling libraries therein men- 
tioned. The State board of education has nothing to do with them, 
and cannot, under the law, be called upon for any contribution towards 
defraying the expenses incurred in connection with them; nor has the 
State board of education anything to do with the selection of the 
books to be used in such traveling libraries. 

"In the exercise of the powers conferred upon it, the Stat? library 
board can, of course, in its discretion, assign traveling libraries to 
public schools in the State; but that is a matter which is left entirely 
to the Judgment and action of the State library board.'' 
The school traveling libraries having been brought under the operation 
ot the law of 1904, it became necessary to require the signatures of ten tax- 
payers to applications for them instead of merely requiring the signatures of 
school officials, as had been the case before, according to regulation of the 
^rd. Therefore, on the approach of the time when these libraries are sent 
<wt— the beginning of the school year — I prepared the following circular 
Jitter, sending a copy of it to each county and each division superintendent 
in the State whose name was signed to an application on file for a school 

Virginia State Librabt. 


H. R. McIlwaine, Librarian. 

Richmond, Va., August i//, J 90S. 

]>EAB Sib: 

The. General Assembly of Virginia at its last session failed to make 
speclflc appropriation for school traveling libraries. The truth is, the only 
tct of Assembly in which the school traveling libraries have ever been men- 
tioned is the supplemental appropriation act approved March 10, 1906. In 
'^•PWise to a request of the library board, the Attorney General has given it 
*B his opinion that since this act of 1906 is no longer in effect — it having 
been passed to operate for only two years — there are now, so far as the law 
is concerned, no school traveling libraries; but that the library board, in the 
exercise of the powers conferred upon it, can in its discretion assign libraries 
to pabllc schools in the State. Proceeding under authority given it by the 
act of 1906. in these words, "The books purchased for traveling libraries 
may be loaned to any public school in Virginia, under such rules as may be 
prescribed by the library board," the board has heretofore required in the 


case of an application for a school traveling library the signatures of onl^r 
the principal of the school in which the library was to be palced and tt^4» 
superintendent of schools for the city or county in which the school was si. "^^ 
uated. Since, however, the act of 1906 is no longer operative, the rule a^iiD 
plying to school traveling libraries must be the same as that applying ^.< 
other traveling libaries. In short, the law now governing all these librari^si 
is the one passed in 1904 providing for the establishment of the systecKi 
This law is as follows: 

"It [the library board] may purchase and procure books and oth^si 
necessary equipment for the establishment of libraries known as 'traveliKi^ 
libraries.* The said libraries shall be supplied with books bought for tlft< 
purpose, or donated to the board, and may be loaned for a limited time to ai3.> 
free library in this State, or to any community in any county thereof upon 
request in writing by ten taxpayers of such community guaranteeing time 
proper care and safe return to the State library of any books so loaned as i3 
traveling library." (See Code of 1904, section 254.) 

Your signature as superintendent of schools for 

is attached to an application on file in this office for a library for • 

I am sorry to be forced, in order to carry out t Yx€ 

provisions of the law, to send you a second application blank, and to a,sl- 
that you have it signed at once by ten taxpayers of your county, so tbi-SL 
there may be no delay in the delivery of the library at the beginning of tl::^* 
school year. 

Very truly yours. 

H. R. MclLWAINB, Librarian. 
I was apprehensive at the time of writing the circular that the charm^ 
in regulations would cut down considerably the number of libraries sent o'U-' 
This apprehension, I am glad to report, seems not to have been w^ 
grounded, for on the 31st of October sixty-five of the school libraries h.^ 
already been sent out, and applications are coming in properly signed ev^^' 
day. It will not be long before all the books available will be in circulation 
I am sorry to report that within the year it has been found necessary ^' 
destroy one collection of fifty books. The history of this collection is f5^ 
forth in the following correspondence: 

''August 31, 190S. 
"Dk. Exxiox G. Williams. 

"'State Board of Health. 

"Richmond. Vn. 
"My Dear Sir: 

"Some days ago I reported to you that I had just received notice 
to the effect that a school traveling library had been started by freight 
back to the State library from a school whose session was brought to 
a close last spring owing to the prevalence of smallpox in the com- 
munity. You advised that I learn, if possible, whether any of the 
books in the collection had come into contact either with persons 
having the smallpox or with those who had been recently exposed: and 
that in the meanwhile, until I got the desired information, the box 
containing the books be kept to itself unpacked. I immediately wrote 
to Mr. J. B. Glvens, Narrows, Va., station librarian, and got from him 
to-day the reply which I enclose. 


"I shall be very much obliged if you will advise me what further, 
in your opinion, should be done. I am 
"Very truly yours, 
(Signed) "H. R, McILWAINB, 

**State Librarian:* 

"Nabbows, Va., August 29, 1908, 
"Virgin r A State Libraby, 

*'Richmond, Va 
"Dear Sib: 

"I consulted Dr. Coburn, member of board of health, also member 
school board. The fact that the books had been exposed to smallpox 
had not occurred to us. In all probability they have, because the 
books, many of them, were turned in after the epidemic. Doctor 
thinks that you should either disinfect or burn them. 
(Signed) "J. B. GIVENS," 

^'August 31, 1908, 
"Hon. H. R. McIlwaixe. 
'*State Librarian, 

^'Richmond, Va. • 

"Dear Sir: 

"I have received your favor of the 3l8t inst., together with the 
letter, which I enclose, from J. B. Givens, Narrows, Va.. stating that 
the books, composing one of the school traveling libraries, had been 
exposed to smallpox. 

"As it is practically impossible to disinfect books, I would advise 
that they be promptly burned. 

"I really believe that a community which is so indifPerent and un- 
appreciative of the value of vaccination as to allow an epidemic of 
smallpox to break out in its midst should be held responsible and 
made to pay for these books. There Is no excuse for any community 
having an epidemic of smallpox. 

"Very truly yours, 
( Signed ) "EXNION G. WILLIAMS, 


The books, along with the box containing them, were promptly burned, 
iui I took no step toward carrying out the suggestion contained in the last 
laragraph of Dr. Williams's letter. 

For further details as to the traveling libraries, I refer the members of 
he board to the report of the head of the department. 

Since the forms now used in the traveling library work are not exactly 
he same as those printed in the report of the State Librarian for 1905 (pp. 
5-23; and since, in addition,' in a very helpful review of the 1907 report 
ppearlng in the Bristol Herald-Courier, it was pointed out that the value 
r the report would have been greater had it contained a description of the 
ethod by which traveling libraries may be obtained, I think it well to 
dude the forms in this report. When a letter reaches the library asking 
r information as to the method of obtaining a general traveling library. 


circular No. 1, together with blanks Nos. 1, 2 and 3, is sent To a person 
making inquiry as to the school libraries, circular No. 2 and blanks Mob. 
1 and 3 are sent The two sets are still necessary, because, though the appli' 
cations have in each case to be signed by ten taxpayers, the $100 guarantor 
by the owner of property (real estate) worth at least $1,000, is required only 
in the case of a general traveling library, this requirement being one ma-d® 
by the board and not by the General Assembly in the form of a law. Ii^ 
the case of each kind of library the form giving instructions is sent to tJi® 
station librarian. 

Virginia State Library. 


H. R. MclLWAiNE, Librarian, 

Traveling Libr.\rie8. Information Circulab No. 1. 

Richmond, Va. 

Dear Sir: 

In response to your inquiry of recent date regarding traveling Ubrarle^^ 
I have the honor to inform you that a traveling library consists of flft^^ 
volumes of assorted literature carefully selected, comprisiiig history, biog^^ 
raphy. science, belles lettres, poetry, drama, agriculture, medicine, flctioa^s^ 
etc. A bookcase, with a miniature cataloguing outfit, accompanies eacli^ 

In order to obtain a library for your community it is necessary that the 
endowed blanks be filled out and returned to this office. 

Blank No. 1 must be signed by ten taxpayers of your county. These 
taxpayers constitute the traveling library board and elect their own officers- 
president vice-president and librarian. 

Blank No. 2 must be signed by the officers of the board and by a resident 
of tlie State of Virginia, owning real estate therein assessed for not less 
than fl.OOO. who endorses the application and agreement, and binds himself 
to protect the Virginia State Library ai^inst any loss that may occur through 
future of the borrowers to make good their agreement provided that the 
toul responsibility shall not exceett |l(K\00. If preferred, there may be two 
or more indorsers. 

Blank No, S is to be signed by the librarian, and is self-explanatory. 

Upon the re^ceipt of the application papers described above. Immediate 
attention will be given your request, and the first available library will be 
sent to your community. 

Yours very truly, 


Stmte Librarian. 


Virginia State Libraby. 

H. R. MclLWAiNE, Librarian. 
Information Circular No. 2. 

Richmond, Va. 
Deae Sib: 

In reply to your inquiry of recent date in reference to school traveling: 
libraries, I beg leave to say that a school traveling library consists of a col- 
lection of from twenty-five to fifty volumes, carefully selected with a view to 
their suitability to be read by the pupils of the public schools throughout 
the State. A bookcase, a miniature card catalogue and a charging outfit 
accompany each collection. The libraries are sent by freight — free of charge 
to the recipients — to the different public schools in the State that have ful- 
filled the conditions fixed by law. A library may be kept at a station until 
the close of the school term. 

In order that a library may be obtained for your school it is necessary 
that the enclosed blanks be filled out and returned to the State library. 

Blank No. 1 must be signed by ten taxpayers, one of whom should be 
superintendent of schools for your county. It should also be signed by the 
principal of your school. It may not be inappropriate to state in this con- 
nection that up to the time at which this circular letter is prepared (Sep- 
tember 3. 1908) it has not in a single instance been found necessary to call 
upon the signers of an application to make good any damage done, such care 
has always been exercised by those who have been appointed librarians. 

Blank Xo. 3 is to be signed by the librarian ( who is usually the principal 
of the school or one of his assistants), and is self-explanatory. 

Upon the receipt of the application papers described above, immediate 
attention will be given to your request, and the first available library will 
be sent to your school. 

Yours very truly, 


State Librarian. 

Virginia State Libbary. 


H. R. McIlwaine, Librarian. 

(Blank No. 1.) 

Taxpayers* Application for Traveling Libbary. 

The undersigned resident taxpayers of 

hereby apply for the loan of a traveling 


We name 

whom we know to be a responsible person, to act as librarian. 
(Signature of 10 taxpayers.) 


I hereby certify that each of the 10 persons whose names are signied to 
the above petition is a resident taxpayer in this county. 


Dated at 

Notary's Seal. 

Notary Public. 

ViBciNiA Statk Library. 


H. R. MclLWAiNE, Librarian. 

(Blank No. 2.) 


We. the officers of 

hereby apply for a traveling library of volumes. 

to be used by the people of 

The State library rules shall be strictly observed, and we agree to return 
said traveling library within six months from its reception, if notified that 
it is wanted for use elsewhere, and to make good any losses or injuries 
beyond reasonable wear, however occurring, while said library is in our 

Our librarian, who will circulate the books in accordance with the rules 
of the State library and make any required reports respecting their use, is 

[Name of librarian.] 


Dated at 


The undersigned, being a resident of the State of Virginia, owning real 
estate therein assessed for not less than ll.'H^'"*. hereby endorses the above 
application and agreement, and binds himself and his heirs and assigns to 
make gootl the above guarantee, to protect the Virginia State Library against 
any loss that may occur through failure of the borrowers to make good the 
alH>ve agreement, providoii that the total resiK»nsibility shall not exoee*! 

DattHi at 

•Name of endorser. 


•Two or moiv names may be signed as endorsers^ 


Virginia Statk Libraky. 


H. R. McIlwaixk. Librarian, 

(Blank No. 3.) 
Librarian's Agreement for Traveling Library. 
As librarian of traveling library No when lent to 

(Institution or community.) 
by the State of Virginia, I hereby agree to care properly for the books while 
under my control, and to circulate them in accordance with .the rules of 
the State library and to make any required reports respecting their use. 




Virginia State Library. 


H. R. McIlwaixe, Librarian. 

Instructions to Local Librarians. 
You will add greatly to the efficiency and usefulness of the traveling 
library by complying with the following directions: 

1. When a library is received compare the books with the catalogue; 
you will then he sure that no books are missing: repeat this comparison when 
the library is returned. 

2. Do not allow the buff card in the book pocket to be lost or injured ; it 
is a record of the use of the book, and must be returned with it to the State 

3. Watch the white cards carefully, and do not lend to a person who has 
loet a book until it shall have been returned. 

4. Keep the library case locked when you are not present, and keep the 
key In your own possession unless you have someone with whom you can 
divide the responsibility. 

5. EJach reader of the book, and not merely the borrower, is expected to 
sign the yellow card. Several members of the borrower's family may read 
the book- Their names should appear on the card. Request each reader of 
the book to write plainly his or her name on the yellow card. 

6. The white cards are the receipts given by the borrowers to the 
librarian. They must be kept in the card index case accompanying the 
library, arranged alphabetically by the surnames of the borrowers, and a 
careful record made on them of each book taken by the individual named. 
When yon return a library, do not fail to return the white and buff cards 
and the case. We cannot complete our records without them. 


7. It is earnestly requested that when a traveling library shall be re- 
turned to this department, it be accompanied by a report of the librarian* 
giving, so far as possible, a statement as to the satisfaction given by ttie 
bocks, the opinion of readers regarding the merit of the library, and tlie 
influence which it may have exerted in the community. 
Very respectfully. 


State Librarian. 


For the detailed work done in the other departments of the librar7f 
namely, the reference department, the serials department, the department of 
archives and history, and the department of bibliography, the attention of 
the board is called to the reports of their respective heads, herewith 8al>- 
mined as parts of my report. Some features of this work have already been 
discussed, and it is only necessary here to add a word cr two. 

The suggesticc of the reference librarian in regard to purchasing more 
books for the blind I heartily endorse, since the library owns at present only 
lo€ volumes, in addition to several odi numbers of magiizines. and a coxn- 
plete file of the Matilda Zeigler Magazine. If. therefore, the board has n^ 
objection. I shai! add somewhat to the collection during the coming year. 

The progress of the work of pre iv- ring a list of the rames of Revoli*' 
tionary soldiers to be found in the library's necords. printed and mani*' 
scrip:, is not so marked as. when it was first undertaken. I had hoped i* 
would be ty this time. Nearly all the time cf !he head of the department o^ 
archives and history has been taken up in setting information for corre^^ 
pendents, and in finishing the volume of the Calendar cf Petitions uhe worl^ 
of prei*iir:ng this for the press and especially of prejvarii^ the index having 
been heavy i. a b^ginnins. however, has be^n made, and the work will fHKO 
this time on be pr^essed. 

I cordially endorse what the head of the de]var:ment of archives and hla^ 
tcry says in reference to the desir;>V-:Ii:y of :^rii:::r;s: the p^^iticns entire 
rather than mere abstracts of them. Long ;i^o Lord Bacon said. "Distliled 
books are like common distilled waters. ?.ashy things." and their insolft- 
ciency is p^-ssibly more felt in the case of Nvks made up of historical 
material than in the n-se of ether books, for a document printed in fall 
exactly as it wis wTi::en Eev^es&.irily conveys mor^e information about its 
s-biec: natter tbj-n c^n any abstr.»ct. anv! the forr.^ of the document is some- 
tinies cf greater imj^rtanoe than the matter. Printing the petitions in foil 
wen!* enit> ?:nients everywhere to ^io serious historical work in connection 
with tl-Kn. wh*r*as the printing of nierv ihstrricts does little more than 
aivertise zbr nLitertil to the stu,ient public. .And serious use of it could only 
be mife ^y ti.-a**- wbc c^ruli vxmc to this library. As such an advertlae- 
ment. hcw*T*r. ani s.s an eihi^itiv^r. of the very gwsi work which has be«k 
doce alcng this line ty the hea^'. cf the ie;virtn:ent. I shall have the ab- 
stncis so fir male printer! as a p;^rt of this re*,vrt- I hope, however, that 
the bcari wH: icr^ee with tne th:\t her>?,^fter the petitions shcQld be printed 
In full. 

As a r^rt of this report will N? printoa. tcvv the results of the UboTS 
of ocr blbliocTipher on what he nivxiestly chills a ter.:ativ>? list" of colonial 


Virginia printed material. While I do not by any means claim that the list 
of titles gathered is final, since several important depositories of material 
ba?e not been visited for the special purpose of discovering what may have 
heretofore been overlooked, I believe that a sufficient approximation to com- 
pleteness has been reached to Justify publication at the present time. The 
results so far attained will undoubtedly prove highly valuable. 

I Join with our bibliographer in the wish to enlarge the bibliography in 
the future so as to make it include references to chapters on Virginia in 
books not in the main dealing with the colony. But the collection of the 
necessary data can for some time to come be engaged in only as the subsi- 
diary work of the department. A piece of work of much more pressing 
importance is the preparation of an exhaustive bibliography of Virginia 
State publications from the beginning to date. Such a bibliography will be 
of the very greatest value. It is my intention, too, to instruct the bibliogra- 
pher to render considerable assistance to the head of the department of 
archiyes and history in the preparation of the list of Revolutionary soldiers 
referred to above. 


Within the year one member of the staff has left the service of the 
library, namely, Mr. Richard B. Washington, who from September 24, 1907, 
filled the position of cataloguer, discharging his duties in such a manner as 
to win the encomiums of his official superiors and the esteem and good will 
of all his associates. He resigned on the 15th of July, 1908, to enter the 
doited States consular service. The position thus made vacant was filled by 
oe by the temporary appointment first of Mr. J. T. Robinson, then of Mr. 
W.P.Lipscomb (both of whom did very satisfactory work), and then of Mr. 
Bnmnley Bowen, who now. holds the position, and whom I rec:ommend for 
permanent appointment by the board. 

I regret also to say that Mr. F. B. Berkeley has handed in his resigna- 
tion as head of the department of traveling libraries, to take effect the 15th 
ofNorember. Mr. Berkeley leaves the library to enter upon the practice of 
law in West Virginia. His efficiency in the conduct of the work of the trav- 
eling library department is recognized by all, and he will carry with him to 
bis new field of usefulness the best wishes of all those with whom he has 
been associated here. 


Receipts 1901-8. 

Wute on hand Noveinlxr 1, 1907 $ 917 64 

0««nber, 1907 1,363 26 

Jttoarj. 1908 1,878 67 

ftlmiiry, 1908 250 76 

lUiiK 1908 1.478 50 

A|»iJ. 1908 467 84 

Miy, 1908 960 05 

Jwe. 1908 199 26 

hau, 1908 1,182 61 

1908 452 23 

1908 219 68 

Ottobir, 1908 2,112 41 

Total receipts % 10,991 48 


Disbursements lOOl-R. 

Novemlwr. 1 907 | 700 51 

Dweinlwr, 1907 1,875 63 

January. 1908 1.205 80 

February. 1908 446 15 

March. 1908 667 33 

April, 1008 249 02 

May. 1908 1,536 62 

June, 1908 604 85 

July, 1908 393 28 

AuRUHt, 1 908 1 ,361 85 

September. 1908 210 99 

October. 1008 1,253 81 

Total dinltursements 1 0,095 84 

Bulam e on hantl ' $ 895 64 

Vow ( 'Tiers. 

1125 S. B. Ailkins k Co.. bimlinp % 42 50 

1126 J. P. Bell Company, 'r^ hK' Prominent Virgrinia Families" 10 00 

1127 Bell Book and Stali.Mi+ry Cotnpitjy. I-Mn^k^ 4 5S 

1128 Carnegie Institution if W iiNltliufti-n, < opvinsr (MS. fund) 24 00 

1129 William J. Campbell **Jt?iTt'r?^tnV OentmnloHT] Letter*" 2 W 

1130 Charles Evans, i ' ■'- Atu. Riblinffrapbv Vol. IV 15 00 

1181 William .K. R. Goodwin, •lli-.tory at Hmton Parish Church Restored" 2 «1 

1 132 Gaylord Brothers, binders ;iti.1 o-Tlii^'i^ivc l"lh 8 76 

1133 HuKii«^ot SiK-iety of South r:imlins», "Trsinsactions" 7 20 

1134 Library Bureau, c abinet and supplies 82 20 

1135 Miller k Miller, repairing (MS. fund) 24 00 

1136 MiuiiillhtM !Min|.i,ii^, books 2 82 

1137 Tice k Lym h, copying (MS. fund) 136 00 

1138 Cliarles Scribner's Sons, bcx>ks 9 0* 

1139 Southern Kxi ' '-^'' <'^.MipLiuv ^aiu^-^- charges 21 OS 

1140 MEv, \ rrt'ini I \ I.Ti. ^. ^.bJir^ 1 >■ tn^ 4-r 15-November 15 (MS. fund) 60 00 

1141 W. H. Lowdermilk k Ck)., Donaldson's "Woman" 1 54 

1142 Taylor k Tarry, water tickets 5 00 

1143 John Tyler i i'X. Imulfng (MS. fund) 2 25 

1144 Everett Wa«ldey Company. supi>lies 11 80 

1145 Richard B. Washington, salary Octol>er 25-Xovember 24 75 00 

11 46 Clarence Wy;itt. hauling and freight 9 78 

1147 Miss Marie A. Taylor, salary (ktober 15-November 1 (MS. fund) 25 00 

1148 Armi«stea«l C. Gordon, expenses in attending meeting of board 17 40 

1149 Eventt Waildey Company, printing Journals of House of Burgesses (MS. fuwl) 250 00 

1150 H. R. Mcllwaine. incidental exjKMises 25 00 

1151 Hunter k <"o.. books 100 00 

1152 Eppes k Snider, binding 60 00 

1153 Evert tt Waddey Comjiany. j»rinting Journals of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 200 00 

1154 Miss Virginia Jgne*, *i*ljfcry Nc^vi-mbt^r l.>.I>rt t-HitJer 15 (MS. fund) 50 00 

1155 Richard B. W**hmftoii* iiakfT NoTenibfr 55 Dctcmbr r 24 76 00 

1156 Mrs. D. G. B^^^ rofl. opyins (MS. Jumt> 6 75 

1157 Soiilhem Btlt ttfleplwnt' »jx<\ Telegraph Company, telephone service j oq 

1158 Willard O. Waters, making ci>rr«tion.« in Librarj' of Congress historj- classifk-ation . . 5 S8 

1159 Walford Stationery ft!id Prinliiiir Company i*f»wr* 1 90 

1160 Southern : , ., . .r> CtHHi»any. ^\wt^ il\^fi£^ 3 80 

1161 H. S. Wiley |Hif king pftHf=Ei - at Jamestown Exposition 65 00 

1162 Everett Waddey Company, printing Journals of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 800 00 

1 163 Hunter k Co., books • 75 0« 

1164 L. C. Figg. copy of "From Gotham to Jerusalem" 2 00 


kiiiK & Co., hindiiicr $ 12 40 

Taylor Comjiany, books 1 OS 

I Stationery Company, pencils 2 40 

and Stationery Company, books 18 18 

M>k Company, "Jonnial of Comparative Legislation" 1 25 

thtrs. "Constitution of Oklahoma" (annotated) 3 00 

Hiinje, insurant e on jnirtraits from Jamestown Exposition 85 12 

livers. bin<lin|7 2 02 

i>by. haulinor and frtight 2 14 

:nW k Conipjmy, "Am. Book Prices Current" 6 24 

DiiBoM'. iMM.ks 6 00 

ippliiuu e Conij)any, taking out local 'phone 4 50 

on>tni« tion Comj)any. installing electric lighting apparatus 33 00 

Sniiier. hindintr 50 45 

ltrr»tJi«rs. binders 11 98 

t. uuw* of Viriiinia, 1826 80 00 

inia Jones, salary December 15, 1907-Januar>' 15, 1908 (MS. fund) 50 00 

wdermilk k Co.. books 22 16 

Kho:ids, ( 63 

I'luld I^bor Commission, l>ooks 8 50 

A: C. So< v.. Register, 1 908 8 00 

• el Sujiply Company, towels 12 00 

. State Kducation Department, bulletins 5 76 

iin ( ommittoe of Publication, books 96 

tnani'-. Sons. Inxiks 128 55 

r» TyjK'writer Company, ribbons 7" 00 

< ribner's Sons, books 7 40 

ruler TyjK writer Company, supplies 1 06 

Bell Tele|»hone and Telcgrai>h Comjiany. telephone service 42 00 

« hen A- Comjiany, subscrij>tion to j>eriodicals, 1908 812 40 

Hundli-y, two chairs 8 50 

I lor Company, brushes 8 60 

'nion Teb-jfraph Company, telegrams 1 19 

.'addey Company, supplies 12 76 

I. Washington, salary December 25- January 25, 1908 75 00 

►. Waters, compiling reference lists 10 40 

Tyler. William and Mary Quarterly 8 00 

I'ilson Company, periodicals 17 00 

Wyatt, hauling 10 25 

ople's Missionary Movement, books 5 00 

kenrinie, expenses at Jamestown Exposition 10 25 

llwaine, exjiensos at Jamestown Kxposition 5 90 

•n-Torrence, expenses at Jamestomi Exposition 46 85 

. Christian, "Confederate Cause and Conduct in the War between the 

s" 1 50 

Kxpress Company, expn ss c barges 60 66 

:ins & Co., binding 14 00 

Publishing B<iard. catalogue cards 80 43 

Taylor Comi»any. lK»oks 10 97 

inia J<»nes. salary January iri-F't-bmary 15 (MS. fund) 60 00 

{. Washington, salary January 25-February 25 76 00 

flwaine, incidental expenses 85 00 

\rt Store, hanging jwrtraits, etc 65 00 

ant. Index to "Electric al World," Vol. XLVIII 30 

K. L- Goc*dwin, lxx)ks 3 15 

f Congress, catalogue cards 41 

iureau. subsc ription to "Public Libraries" 1 00 

Rboadis, merchandise 6 23 

bureau, mipplies 66 78 

iren>' Record Publishing Company, subscription to "Manufacturers' Record,*' 

4 00 

imbam, Jr., membership fee to National Municipal League 6 00 


IMS a. p. Putnam'f Sons booksi | IS 00 

1M« fUnninfton Tjpewriter Company, repairs 50 

1227 Soutbem Ezprenc Company, express charges 4 61 

1228 ETerKt Waddey Company, supplies &U 

1229 Jsmeii T. White k Co., caUlogue cards S 00 

1230 Clarenr;e Wyatt, hauling and freight 61 

1231 Hunter k Co.. books 64 66 

1232 John W. Fi»hbume. expenses for attending meeting of board 10 50 

1233 Miss Virginia Jones, salary February ISlfareh 15 (MS. fund) SO 00 

1234 Richard B. Washington, salary Februaij 26*Februai7 20 16 00 

1235 Miss Ethel I. Nolin, salary March 11-81 3S 64 

12S6 MiM Virginia Jone», saUry March 15-April 15 (MS. fund) 50 00 

1237 8. R Adkins 4c Co., binding 47 55 

1238 William Abbatt. "Virginia Historical Reporter." VoL I., II S 5S 

1239 R/iliert Apploton Company, books 11 00 

1240 Baker k Taylor Company, books 78 •• 

1241 B(it>lon Book Company, "Journal of Comparative Legislation" (No. 18) 1 ** 

1242 Bell Bor>k and Statjonery Company, Fiskc's "Civil (k)vemment" 60 

1243 T. 8. Beckwith k Co.. Ijooks 81 Of 

1244 Buffalo Ht«tori(al Soc iety, books 7 85 

1245 Jamett G. 0>mmin. "Bibliography of Sir Walter Raleigh" 177 

1246 W. G. Co^>y, hauling 1 80 

1247 "Confcdrrate Veteran," subscription i 00 

1 248 (^oodi^axture Book Company, books 1 15 

124» GaylonI Brother*;, binders 14 7» 

1260 Hunter 4c Co., books 5 61 

1251 John Hart, books 10 25 :j 

1252 Library Bureau, supplies 28 1* ^ 

1253 T. J. Maron, "Ashley's Command and the Laurel Brigade" 8 OC 

1254 Macmillan Company, Cromer's "Egypt" 6 8* 

1256 The Merviin-Clayton Sales Company, MS. Records of Court of Prince G-arge county 

(MS. fund) 21 6^ 

1256 H. A. D'Leary, Iwoks 8 1^ 

1 267 New York HeraM, subs< ription 10 OO 

12i>8 National Conferemc of Charities and Corrections, books 18(X^ 

1259 National Geoeraphic Society, dues for 1908 2 00 

1260 G. P. Putnam's Sons, Maddison's Writings, Vol. VII 5 OO 

1261 Office of Publishers' Weekly, Eng. Catalogue of Books for 1907 1 65 

1262 W. H. lA)wdermilk k Co., books 4 12 

1 263 Richmond Press, i>rinting 45 00 

1264 Remington Typewriter Company, machine and repairs 90 60 

1265 Royal Historical Society, subscription 5 00 

1266 Southern Historical Society, subscription 8 00 

1267 Southern Express Company, express charges 6 S5 

1208 Southern Bell Telephone and Telegrraph Company, telephone service 6 40 

1209 Southern Stamp and Stationery Company, repairing, etc 65 

1270 Virginia Lithia Springs Comi>any, water tickets 5 00 

1271 C. A. Vamc, map 98^ 

1272 Virginia Journal of Education, subscription * 1 00 

1273 The E. B. Taylor Company, merchandise 2 00 

1274 The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, "Rev. on the Upper Ohio" 1 60 

1275 The Washington Post (Company, subscription 8 40 

1276 Old Virginia Publishing Company, McDonald's "Life in Old Virginia" 1 00 

1277 S. B. Week^ books 25 00 

1278 Everett Waddey Company, merchandise and printing 120 18- 

1279 A. L A. Publishing Board, cards 8 84 

1280 Mrs. W. W. Davies, bust of Daniel Webster 100 00 

1281 Miss Ethel I. Nolin, salary April 1-16 25 00 

1282 8. B. Adkins k Co., binding 212 80 

1283 William Abbatt, Index to "Magazine of History" 9 26 

1284 Bankers' Publishing Company, subscription 5 00 

1286 Baughman Stationery Company, pencils 2 40- 


Taylor Company, books | 18 64 

Art C/ompany, repairing bust of General Mahone 11 00 

>>by, hauling^ and freight ; . . . 8 09 

WilM>n Bargain Book Shop, books 11 88 

Bureau, order cards 4 60 

litt Fitzhugh, "Life of Dr. John Tankard" 2 00 

IrjiV. mapM » 14 25 

immersly & Co., "American Government" 8 76 

llwaine, money advanced for notarial seal 1 76 

Miller, repairs 7 00 

Rhoads, more handisc 2 10 

Seal Works, seal 2 60 

>ary, Bradley's "Sketches from the Old Dominion" 1 26 

tnam's Sons, "Cambridge History of English Literature," Vol 1 2 60 

<n Typewriter Company, merchandise and repairs 12 00 

i Press, merchandise 8 26 

?< ribner's Sons, dictionary, pt. Vol. VI 1 26 

Express Company, express charges 25 66 

: Hundley, rostumer 5 76 

Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, telephone service 8 20 

yuch. transcripts of Journals of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 81 00 

thert & Co., sub^ription to periodicals 6 70 

Leaf Publishing Company, subscription 2 00 

ibrar>' As$kx iation. books 9 28 

(^'^addey Company, merchandise 4 76 

el I. Nolin, salary April 15-May 15 60 00 

grinia Jones, salary April 16-May 15 (MS. fund) ^ . . . 60 00 

ler Engraving Company, engraving (MS. fund) 8 00 

(). Waters, copying 8 00 

»n An her Weiss, "Home Life of Poe" 1 60 

Paper Company, paper 4 28 

*'addey Company, printing Journal of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 600 00 

•Vaddey Company, printing Journal of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 426 00 

(( Hwaine, incidental expenses 25 00 

kins & Co., binding .^. 21 70 

I Politic al Sc ien< e Asacx iation, subscription 6 25 

•T k Taylor Comnany, books 85 07 

Bargamin C'omi)any, gum tubing 1 80 

on Book Company, magazine index 8 25 

irke, Stanard's "Colonial Register" 4 68 

[. Clarke Company, books 8 00 

eade k CJompany, Year Book for 1907 4 80 

ant. books 9 79 

Tiillan 0>mpany, "Memoirs of Dumas," Vol. Ill 1 42 

K^inia Jones, salary May 15-June 15 (MS. fund) 50 00 

lel I. Nolin, salary May 15-June 15 50 00 

lure Company, books 88 95 

Conference of Charities and Corrections, books 2 72 

k G. Society, "Register," Vol. IV., pt. 1 5 00 

•ters, name plates 3 15 

itnam's Sons, "Cambridge History of English Literature," Vol. II 2 25 

rence R. Radcliffe, typewriting subject headings 4 87 

Express Company, express charges 15 75 

Printing Company.^ printing bulletins 188 62 

»chert k Co.. books 17 88 

Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, telephone service 3 00 

es Book Club, books 12 47 

Lithia Springs Company, water tickets 5 00 

Bell Telephone and Tolograph Company, telephone service 89 00 

Union Telegraph Company, telegrams 6 58 

(Vaddey Comiwny, merchandise 11 08 

of Congress, c atalogue cards 58 SS 


1348 8. B. Adkins k Co., binding $ 4t 

1340 Annual Review PubliHhing Company, books 

1360 Robert Appleton Company, "Catholic Encyclopaedia," Vol. Ill > 

1861 Bell Book and Stationery Company, "Cambridge Modem History," VoL V 

1362 The Baker & Taylor Company, books 1 

1363 John Hart, "Richmond Orac le" 

1354 Hill Directory Comjiany, Richmond Directory 

1366 Gaylord Brothers, binders 1 

1866 Holly Lithia Springs Company, water tickets 

1867 Houghton, Mifflin A Company, books 1 

1368 J. P. Lippinc ott Company, lxx>ks ! 

1350 Library Bureau, merchandise 

1360 Library of Congress, catalogue cards 2 

1861 Francis J. Meeker, books. 

1362 Men of Mark Publishing Company. "Men of Mark in Virginia," Vol. IV li 

1363 The Macmillan ComiMiny, books 

1364 Miller & Rhoads, merchandise 

1865 National Conference of Charities and Correction books 

1366 Office Towel Supply Company, towels 1 

1367 (i. P. Putnam's Sons, books ! 

1868 Richmond Prc'ss, printing 

1360 Southern Kxpress Company, express charges 

1370 Southern Boll Telephone and Telegraph Company, telephone service 

1371 Everett Waddey Company, merchandise 8 

1372 G. E. Stechert k Co., subscription to "Bulletin of Bibliography" 

1373 Sydnor & Hun«lley, shades 1 

1374 Charles L. Van Noppen, "Biographical Histor>' of North Carolina," Vol. VII 1 

1 375 Virginia Historical Society, subsc-ription 

1376 (Jeorge E. Warner, "History of Hampshire County" 

1377 Miss Virginia Jones, salary June 16-July 15 (MS. fund) 5 

1878 Miss Ethel I. Nolin, salary June 16-July 15 8 

1370 Kverett Waddey Company, printing Journals of House of Burgesses (MS. fund) 86 

1380 yiiss Ethel Nolin, saUiry July 16- August 15 £ 

1381 Miss Virginia Jones, salary July 16August 2 (MS. fund) S 

1382 John Hart, almanacs 1 

1383 Miss Blanche E. Bailey, services as stenographer 

J384 8. B. Adkins k Co., binding *; 

1385 Rev. Alfred Bngby. "History of King and Queen County" 

1386 Doubledny, Pajie k Co., magazines 

1387 The Baker k Taylor (Jompany, books ^ 

1388 (Jaylortl Bi-others, binders 1 

1 380 League of Library Commissions, annual dues 

1300 C. S. Hook, books .* 

1301 J. B. Lippinc ott Company, Buchanan's Works, Vol. Ill 

1302 W. H. Lowdermilk k Co., books 1 

1303 Richmond Press, printing 

1304 Remington Typewriter CJompany, typewriter, etc i 

1305 Southern Express Company, express charges 

1306 Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, telephone service 

1307 Willard O. Waters, making corrections on Library of Congress history classification 

sc hedule 

1308 Davenport k Co., premium on insurance (part payment) 1* 

1300 H. R. Mcllwaine, incidental expenses : 

1400 Miss Virginia Jones, salary August 16-September 16 (MS.» fund) ; 

1401 Miss Ethel 1. Nolin, sahiry August 16-September 16 > 

1402 Americ an Sc hool of Home Economics, books 

1 403 Binswanger k Co., glass 

1404 Baker k Tnylor Company, "History of African Methodism in Virginia" 

1405 Bell Book and Stationery Company. Ijooks 1 

1406 W. G. Cosby, hauling 

1407 P. F. Collier k Son, subscription to Ck)llier'8 Weekly 

1408 Davenport k Co., premium on insurance (part payment) i 


14M Holly Lithia Springs Company, water tickets $ 5 00 

1 410 Information Biirrau of Anieritan Municipalities, subscription 2 00 

1411 Hunter ft fc, liooks 5 08 

1 41! E. A. MofTett. Refjort on Public 0\^-nc>r8hip 9 UO 

1 4)1 John A. Skinner, reftairinf? an<l storing awnings 13 50 

1 414 S. B. Adkins k C<t., binding 122 3"* 

1 413 American lli>>toncal Association, annual dues 3 00 

1 416 The Rauj^hman Stationery ('omiiany, pencils 5 00 

1 417 Baker k Ta\ lor ('om{)an.v, books 3 67 

1 416 Bell Book and Stationery Company, books and supplies 1 9U 

1 419 H. B. Boudar & Son, ainliting books 15 00 

1 420 C. X. Cheever. moistcner 75 

1 4!1 W. (;. Cosby. • hauling 25 

1 424 Arthur M. Clark Coni:>any. Jenkinson's "Aaron Burr" 1 80- 

1 4!3 Cimegie Institution of Washington, Publication No, 39 4 00 

1 424 Internal ioiial Ttxt-lxjok Comjiany, liooks 33 33 

1425 F. M. Kohl. du«tters 7 00. 

1 4 26 Library of Congresj<. c ards 16 42- 

1 427 Daveniiort \- C-o.. premium on insurance 450 00 

1 4 Jb Lihmrk- Bureau. Mip^dies 21 12 

I 429 J. B. Lippinc ott Company, Buchanan's Works, Vol. IV 4 77 

1 43U W. II. Ixtwdermilk k Co., "Reminiscences of John Randolph" 2 50 

■ 431 Miller k Rhoads, jmrc handise 1 02 

1442 Sic Deritt- Wilson. lK)oks 24 60 

1 4« Mi* Mary Hilliard Hinton, "North Carolina Booklet" 1 00 

1 434 N". K. Historical and Cemtalogical Society, part 2 of index 5 00 

1*35 G. P. Putnam's Son«. b<x>ks 14 55 

^ 45« Publisher*' Weekly, l>ooks 9 50 

1 ■437 Southern B« 11 Telephone and Telegraph Company, service 6 00 

1 448 Ri( hroond Pre «♦, printing 1 50 

1 449 John H. Rose k Co.. ladder 2 00 

1440 Tice k Lynch, resean h (MS. fund) 4 25 

14 41 Southern Express Company, exprchs charges 13 13 

1^42 G. K. Stec hert k Co., books 3 06 

1*4J Charles Scribner's Scms, dictionary 1 25 

1*44 Vindnia Trust Comjiany, premium on bond 10 00 

1445 E. B. Taylor Company, supplies 2 30 

1446 Everett Waddey Com|>any, suppliefi 17 90 

1447 The Williams Printing Company, printing Bulletin No. 3 300 95 

l*4li Western Cnion Telegraph Company, message 55 

H4» Wectovrr Pai>er Company, paper .' 2 56 

1*50 Mii» Kthel I. Nolin. salary September 16-October 15 50 00 

1*51 Miw Virginia Jones, salary September 16-October 15 (MS. fund) 48 34 

1*52 H. R. Mcllwaine, incidental expenses 26 00 


Receipts from November i, 1907, to November i, 1908. 

fiovemlter, 1007. amount forwanled. 

Decemlx^r, 1»(>7 

Febniarj. 1»08 

April, 1»08 

May, 1008 

June. 11)08 

July. 11)08 

Augrunt, 1908 

8epteml)er, 1908 

Octob«'r, 1908 

Total rcreipta. 

Sale of 

Interest. I 

Sale of 


Scare hinfT 
tor and 

$875 00 

400 00 
902 60 

12,287 60 

109 60 

60 00 
247 50 

90 00 
240 75 

147 60 
19 00 


148 60 
27 00 

f 109 50 , f 988 25 

82 00 
17 00 
66 00 
17 00 
52 85 

% 174 85 

f 490 IS 

$3.460 10 

$3.960 28 

Total diaburaementa $8,954 86 

Disbursements from November 1, 1907, through October Sly 1908, 

1907. Voucher No, 

Nor. 7 Camejcie Inititution 1128 $ 

Miller k Miller 1136. . . . 

Tice ft Lynch 11S7 

Miss Virginia Jones 1140 

Tyler ft Co 1148 

Mina Marie Taylor 1147 

16 Everett Waddey Company 1149 

Dec. 6 Everett Waddey Company 1163. . . . 

Miss Virginia Jones 1164 

Miss Beecroft 1166 

11 Everett Waddey Company 1162 


Jan. 20 Miss Virginia Jones 1181.... 

Feb. 12 Miss Virginia Jones 1213 

Manh 4 Miss Virginia Jones 1233 

81 Miss Virginia Jones 1236. . . . 

Merwin-Clayton Sales Company 1255 

May 7 Tice ft Lynch 130«- • • • 

Miss Virginia Jones 1312 

Christopher Engraving C-ompany 1313 

9 Even*tt W^addey Company 1317 .... 

12 Everett Waddey Company • 1318 

June 6 Miss Virginia Jones 1330 

July 9 Miss Virginia Jones 1377 

24 00 

24 00 
186 00 

60 00 
2 25 

26 00 
250 00 
200 00 

60 00 

6 75 

800 00 

50 00 

50 00 

50 00 

50 00 

21 50 

81 00 

50 00 

8 00 

500 00 

425 00 

60 00 

50 00 



AiJiT. 7 Everett Waddey Company 1379. . . 

Mi» Viririnla Jones 1381. . . 

8 Miss Blanche E. Bailey 1383. . . 

Sept. 9 Miss Virgrinia Jones 1400. . . 

Oct. 12 Tioe k Lynch 1440... 

Miss Vinrinia Jones 1461 . . . 

ToUl disbursements f 3,064 86 

Respectfully submitted, 

State Librarian. 

.% 861 47 

28 80 


60 00 

4 26 

48 84 


Reports Giving Details 

Department of Serials. 


During the year gaps have been filled out in four sets of magazines, 
that now thirty-three complete sets of magazines are on the shelves. Among 
the recent additions are: "The Gulf States Historical Magazine," "Publica- 
tions of the Southern History Association" and 'The Virginia Historical 
Reporter" for 1854-56. All of the historical magazines have been transferred 
to the stack room and catalogued. 

Since the 13th of January, 1908, a record of the pieces of mail received 
has been kept. This record up to the 31st of October shows that 8,986 pieces 
have come in which it is the duty of this department to care for. 

There are now 5,045 bound volumes of magazines on the shelves, with 
eighty-four volumes ready to be bound, and 1,076 bound volumes of news- 

The following is a list of magazines which have been presented during 
the year: 

1. Twenty-four back numbers and numbers from January, 1908, to date 
of the "Spirit of Missions," presented by Mrs. Minor. 

2. "The Matilda Zeigler Magazine," March-December, 1907, and "The 
Sunday-school Weekly," July-December, 1907 (magazines for the blind), pre- 
sented by Miss Isbel. 

3. Twenty-nine numbers of the "Alumni Bulletin of the University of 
Virginia" to complete our file, presented by the University of Virginia. 

4. Fourteen numbers of various magazines, presented by Miss Rison. 

5. Twenty-six volumes and ten numbers of various magazines, presented 
by the department of public instruction. 

6. Five volumes of "The Fortnightly Review" and eight of "The Nine- 
teenth Century," presented by Judge W. M. Turpin. 

7. Eighteen numbers of various magazines, presented by Mr. E. S. Evans. 

8. By exchange with the Johns Hopkins University, the volumes and 
odd numbers needed to complete our file of the "Johns Hopkins University 

The number of periodicals received regularly, not including the news- 
papers, is 204, of which number eighty-four are presented, and twenty-two of 
these are publications of the different United States government departments. 

The number of newspapers received is twenty-five, and of these fourteen 
of the Virginia papers are bound. 

Eighteen periodicals are received in addition to the number received 
last year. We now have on hand 387 duplicate volumes and 1,800 odd num- 
bers of magazines, with several duplicate volumes of old Virginia papers. 


Number of periodicals bound, including newspapers, 343. Cost of same. 
(501.25. Number of newspapers bound, 38. Cost of same, $89.75. 

Cost of subscriptions $375 30 

Cost of periodicals to fill sets 41 16 

Total cost of accessions $416 46 

Beference Division. 

Mrs. KATE PLEASANTS MINOR, Reference Librarian. 

In the expansion of the work of the library in the last twelve months in 
the line of publications the reference division has had its share. The first 
bulletin, containing a list of genealogical material, was first prepared by the 
reference librarian and subsequently was revised and enlarged by the blbll- 
ographer, the work of each being done under the supervision of the assistant 
librarian. The second and third bulletins were the work of the cataloguers; 
but while these were busy in the preparation of finding lists of the biography 
and American history in the library, the reference department was preparing 
the classified list of accessions to be published with the annual report, and 
was also doing preliminary work on the October bulletin containing list of 
Shakespeare material. 


The accession book has been given into the hands of the reference 
librarian, and shows additions to the library for the past year of 4,431 titles, 
3.112 of which came as gifts or exchanges, and 1,319 as purchases. The total 
nomber of accessions for the corresponding months of the year preceding 
were 1,968 — an increase of 2,463. or 225 per cent. 

The furnishing to the newspapers of lists of new books received is the 
natural responsibility of the keeper of the accession book, and this duty has 
devolved upon the reference librarian. 

An annotated list of fiction in the library dealing with Virginia has 
been prepared, and will be published later. 

A number of articles on subjects of current interest have been prepared 
for the newspapers, e. g., excerpts, giving comments of various eminent peo- 
ple on Jefferson Davis — the man and his opinions, career, etc. — prepared 
'or the Davis centennial, brief sketches of the most distinguished visitors 
to the National Conference of Charities and Corrections meeting in Rich- 
Oiond. an article on libraries in the South for the News-Leader, etc. 

Some analytical cards for early numbers of the reports of the American 
Historical Association were prepared, and 250 pamphlets were selected from 
an unclassified lot, placed in binders and prepared for the shelves. 

These rather disconnected odd jobs are mentioned merely by way of 
illustration to show that the reference librarian must turn her hand to what- 
^er can be done at her desk in the intervals of serving the readers in the 
'eading-room, and the need is so great that it is not difficult to keep sup- 
Plied; the difllculty is rather to select the most urgent. 



The gratifying progress made in the creation of a catalogue has greatly 
facilitated the work of the reading room, and is increasingly valuable to the 
serious students who are learning to consult our cards and finding lists with 
an assurance of satisfaction which must make the library soon the recog- 
nized centre of literary research in Virginia. The appended tables give the 
record of visitors, of books served for use in the reading room and of those 
lent for home use. The first two show a falling off from last year, a state- 
ment which needs explanation. With regard to the visitors, the Jamestown 
Tercentennial attracted a large number of people who stopped over in Rich- 
mond and came' to the library as to one of the sights of the city. This ex- 
plains the lack of a similar crowd on the following year of visitors; the 
reciders have, however, increased in number, though it has not been found 
practicable to keep a separate record of these. The table of books served 
cannot contain a record of such readers as choose for themselves, and it has 
been found desirable to allow any really serious student free access to the 
stack. The record appended is thus a record of the books served in general 
to desultory readers, and fails to reveal what is a well recognized condition, 
that the number of students availing themselves of the facilities of the 
library is increasing steadily as the resources of our truly valuable collection 
become better known and more easily reached. The record of books cir- 
culated outside of the library shows an increase over last year of 19 per cent. 


There is no library, so far as I have been able to discover, south of 
Washington which lends books to blind readers except the Virginia State 
Library. .We have forty-four registered borrowers, some of whom live as 
far south as Florida. To all we extend a cordial invitation to use our 
books, making no requirement except that they shall agree to conform to the 
rules of the library. Our confidence has been fully justified, since we have 
never lost a book. We have circulated 240 of these books during the year, 
and would have circulated more if our list had been a longer one. The 
increase in these books in the past year has come through the generosity of 
Miss Quee, herself a blind reader, and of the Xavier Society. A fund should 
be set apart for this purpose to enable us to enlarge our work in this direc- 
tion. The value of this service, both from an economic and a humanitarian 
point of view, is too obvious to need urging. 

The year has been one of hard work and of substantial achievement. 
The library is taking its place at last among the recognized educational factors 
of the south. That the reference department may be worthy of a place in the 
list of its activities, now well under way, is the earnest effort of its head. 




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SoTrmbfT, 1907 . 
Dneober, 1907.. 
Januan, 1908. .. 
Febnian, 1908.. 

lUnb. 1908 

April, 1908 

Ibj, 1908 

June, 1908 

July. 1908 

Aofiuit, 19U8 

September, 1908. 
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1 1,873 


1 t,t^9 

1 471 














I 24,&04 J 4,224 I 28,818 | 98 




Day. I Night. | Total. 

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ftwnjbw, 1U07 


Juwan, 1908 


Febnian , 1 9o8 


M«nh. lyos 


Apnl, iyo8 


JLv, 19(J« 


June. 1908 

July, I»oH 


Att«U!4. 19«»8 

Sejitmilw, 1908 


UU>bef, 1908 







Traveling Library Department. 

F. B. BERKELEY, Chief, 

Reference to the report of this department for last year, dated October 
31, 1907, will show that at said date there were in active operation 109 trav- 
^ing libraries, this number being made up of sixty-five citizens' libraries and 
forty-four school libraries. Before the end of the school session, however, 
tlie number of school libraries was increased to eighty-six. The school 
Ultraiies are all returned to this department at the end of each session to be 
overhauled, repaired, etc., and are sent out to the schools again at the open- 
ios of the next succeeding session. At the date of this report, October 31, 
1808, sixty-five of these school libraries have been returned to the respective 
Kbods, and indications are that the number of schools supplied this session 
^1 equal that of last session, and if the supply of books will admit of it, 
there is every indication that this number will be considerably exceeded. 


The number of citizens' libraries has increased from a total last year of 
sixty-five to a total this year of sixty-seven. This apparently small increase 
is explained in this way: During the past year the department has aban- 
doned a number of unsuccessful library stations (some failing of success 
because of bad location, some because of bad local management), it being 
thought best, in view of the rapidly increasing applications for new stations, 
to call in all idle collections in order that more active stations might be 
established. Most of these abandoned stations can be re-established with a 
few changes in management and location, and successful stations operated, 
it is believed, and every effort will be made to bring about this result. The 
actual number of new citizens' library stations established during the past 
year is seventeen, and there are five unfilled applications on file at this date. 

The sixty-seven citizens* libraries are located as follows: 

Abilene, Charlotte county. ' 

Avis, Augusta county. 

Barcroft, Alexandria county. 

Bowling Green, Caroline county. 

Bridges. Gloucester county. 

Brodnax, Brunswick county. 

Brownsburg. Rockbridge county. 

Bryant, Nelson county. 

Cape Charles, Northampton county. 

Cartersvllle, Cumberland county. 

Charlottesville, Albemarle county, School District No. 7. 

Charlottesville Y. M. C. A. 

Champ, Dinwiddle county. 

Christiansburg, Montgomery county. 

Church ville, Augusta county. 

Conley, Southampton county. 

Courtland, Southampton county. 

Covington, Alleghany county. 

Craigsville, Augusta county. 

Damascus, Washington county. 

Dillwyn, Buckingham county. 

Dryden, Lee county. 

Eastville. Northampton county. 

Elk Creek, Grayson county. 

Ellendale, Smyth county. 

Emory, Washington county. 

Fairfield, Rockbridge county. 

Farmville, Prince Edward county. 

Gloucester, Gloucester county. 

Greenwood, Albemarle county. 

Heathsville, Northumberland county. 

Lynch Station, Campbell county. 

McDowell, Highland county. 

McGaheysville, Rockingham county. 

Marion, Smyth county. 

Max Meadows, Wythe county. 


Medlock, Louisa county. 

Mobjack, Mathews county. 

Montross. Westmoreland county. 

Monisville, Fauquier county. 

Moss Neck, Caroline county. 

Natural Bridge, Rockbridge county. 

New Canton, Buckingham county. 

Oliver, Hanover county. 

Pamplin City, Appomattox county. 

Pearisburg. Giles county. 

Poindexter, Louisa county. 

Port Norfolk, Norfolk county. 

Pulaski, Pulaski county. 

Rice Depot, Prince Edward county. 

Richmond, Henrico county. Woman's Christian Association. 

Roanoke, Roanoke county, Norfolk and Western Paint Shop Club. 

Rosena, Albemarle county. 

Rural Retreat, Wythe county. 

Rustburg, Campbell county. 

Seven Mile Ford, Smyth county. 

Shawsville, Montgomery county. 

Smithfleld, Isle of Wight county. 

Stanford, Brunswick county. 

Surry, Surry county. 

Swansonvllle, Pittsylvania county. 

Thorn Spring, Pulaski county. 

Van Dyke League, Lynchburg, Oampbell county. 

Virginia Beach, Princess Anne county. 

Walkers Ford, Amherst county. 

Wallace, Washington county. 

Warsaw, Richmond county. 

The sixty-five school libraries are located as follows: 

Abingdon, Washington county. 
Accomac, Accomac county. 
Achilles, Gloucester county. 
Alley, Scott county. 
Amelia, Amelia county. 
Appalachia, Wise county. 
Basic, Augusta county. 
Brentsville, Prince William county. 
Brodnax, Brunswick county. 
Burkevllle, Nottoway county. 
Cape Charles, Northampton county. 
Capeville, Northampton county. 
Cardwell, Goochland county. 

Cartersville, Cumberland county. Public School No. 8. 
Cberiton, Northampton county. 
Cumberland, Cumberland county. 


Deep Creek, Norfolk county. 

Draper, Pulaski county, Graham School. 

East Stone Gap, Wise county. 

Edinburg, Shenandoah county. 

Elkton, Rockingham county. 

Emory, Washington county. School 9, G. S. District 

Emporia, GreenesvlUe county. 

Gordonsville, Orange county. 

Hayes Store, Gloucester county. 

Houston, Halifax county. 

Jonesville, Lee county. 

Keezletown, Rockingham county. 

Kenbridge, Lunenburg county. 

Lawrencevllle, Brunswick county. 

Lincoln, Loudoun county. 

Long Hollow, Smyth county. 

Manchester, Chesterfield county, High School and Public School. 

Millboro, Bath county. 

Mobjack, Mathews county. 

Monterey, Highland county. 

Morrisville, Fauquier county. 

Mt. Clinton, Rockingham county. 

Murat, Rockbridge county. 

Narrows, Giles county. 

New Castle, Craig county. 

Newport News, Warwick county. School No. 2. 

Oceana, Princess Anne county. 

Otway, Nelson county. 

Palmyra, Fluvanna county. 

Pungoteague, Accomac county. 

ReedviUe, Northumberland county. 

Remington, Fauquier county. 

Rondo, Pittsylvania county. 

St Elmo, Alexandria county. 

Saltville. Smyth county. 

Sandidges. Amherst county, Buffalo View School. 

Scottsburg, Halifax county. 

Scottsvllle, Albemarle county. 

Sea View, Northampton county. 

Septa, Isle of Wight county. 

Sinking Creek, Craig county. 

South Hill. Mecklenburg county. 

Stanardsville, Greene county. 

Stuarts Draft, Augusta county. 

Swansonville, Pittsylvania county. 

Temperanceville, Accomac county. 

Timberville, Rockingham county. 

Toms Brook, Shenandoah county. 

Waynesboro, Augusta county. 



This makes a total of 132 traveling libraries in active operation at this 

During the past year 2,400 new books have been purchased for this 
department, 2,200 for use in the school libraries, and 200 for the citizens' 

Donations have been received from only one source, the National Wo- 
man's Christian Temperance Union presenting twenty-seven copies of "The 
Great American Fraud," by Samuel Hopkins Adams, a reprint of articles 
published in ColUer^s Weekly against patent medicines. 

The following statement is an account of disbursements made in behalf 
of this department for the fiscal year ending October 31, 1908: 

EMc ember 


Of Expenses of Traveling Library Division since October SI, 1907, date of 

last report. 

Xowerober 1 Salar>' of assistant 9 20 83 

7 S- B. Adkins. binding l>ooks 9 60 

W. G. Cosby, haulinir 18 60 

Gaylord Brothers, gtiinnie<1 tloth 1 00 

John T> ler k Co., haulinf? 6 06 

Wad<ley Company, .supplies 86 26 

Clarente Wyatt, haulini;, frciprht charpro^ 1 82 

C E. Slonaker. libmri' »m>x 6 50 

1 5 Assistant 26 00 

1 A-*»ii»tant 25 00 

5 American Furniture and Fixture Company, bookcases 140 00 

W. G. Cosby, haulin?. freight (harjfes 18 71 

Kemingrton Typewriter Company, repairs 60 

Kirhniond Hardware Company, supplies 3 10 

Southern Express Com|iany, < harfres 2 45 

Tarrant, (irant Ar Co.. disinfeitant» 1 00 

5 Clarence Wyatt, haulinur and freight tharjres 4 35 

John Tyler & Co., haulinpr 10 85 

6 F. B. Berkeley, {lOKtafce stamps 10 00 

1 f> A-vsi^tant 25 00 

1 Awi8tant 25 00 

1 6 AM'istant 25 00 

2«» W. G. Cosby, liaulint^, freight charges 4 99 

E. T. Long, fuel 6 00 

Miller k Miller, taking down and putting up book shelves 12 65 

Southern Stamp and Stationery' Com|)any, supplies 90 

Tarrant, Grant ft Co., disinfectants 1 60 

E. B. Taylor Company, bucket and basin 65 

Waddey Company, supplies 23 90 

Clarence Wyatt, hauling, freight charges 8 27 

M. L. Staples, making keys 1 00 

Baker k Taylor Company, books, per voucher 62 600 11 

Southern Express Company, express charges 86 

1 AsBWtant 26 00 

13 F. B. Berkeley, i>08tagc stamps 10 00 

W. G. Cosby, hauling, freight charges 32 92 

Clarence Wyatt, hauling, freight charges 4 47 

Waddey Company, supplies 6 00 

Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company, freight charges 1 00 

Richmond Hardware Company, keys 40 

E. T. Lou*, fuel 2 76 





February 15 ARsi^t«nt | 

17 Baker & Taylor roinjMiny. 1>ookN 

March 1 Assintant 

4 E. T. Lonjr, fuol 

Aineriian Furniture aurl Fixtures Company, lK)okcaties 

J. Blair Drug Company. (lisinfe< tants 

Library Bureau, su]lplic■^ 

Waddey C-onjpany, supplier 

Cbristojiher Kngravincr Company, i ut of map 

Southern Express Company. < hnrfrt s 

Clarence Wyatt. hauling and freight <harg«>s 

W. (J. C-osby, hauling and freight diargeM 

Richmond Hardware Company, si rowi* 

T. S. Btxkwitb, l>ooks 

Bell Book and Stationery Company, IxKtks 

1 Assistant 

7 W. (i. Conby, hauling and frright <!»arg««s 

Miller k Miller, taking down and putting up Ixwk shelves 

Southern ExpresK Company, c bargees 

Westover Pajwr Company, wrapping pai»er 

Waddoy Comi»any , supi>lieN 

5 W. G. Cosby, hauling and freight < barges 

7 W. G. Cosby, hauling and freight < barges 

10 J. H. Scott, freight charges 

8 Ric bmond Hardware Compan.v, snp)tlies 

Richmond Press, jtostal cards and printing 

W. G. ('osby, hauling and freight charges 

H. R. Mc-llwaine, stamps 

T. S. Beckwith, l)ooks 

September 9 S. B. Adkins, rebindiug 

Southern Express Company, charges 

Waddey Company, supplies 

W. G. Cosby, hauling and freight c barges 

12 W. G. Cosby, hauling and freight charges 

Southern Exiiress Comi»any, c barges 

Waddey Comi»any, su])plies 

Westover Pa[)er Comjiany, wrapping paiier 

Richmond Hardware Comi»an.v. sc rcnv-driver 






Department of Bibliography and Comparative Legislatio 


The report of the hihliographer for the year ending October 31, 19 
a tentative list of Virginia books, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides 
printed in Virginia or elsewhere — during the years 1608-1776, incl 
The list includes 443 titles, to many of which are appended descri 
critical and biographical notes. The object of these notes is to drai 
attention of students of Virginia colonial history to the rarest and 
important — the least frequently, if ever, used — contemporary political 
economic accounts, and to gather in under one cover a record of the 
of the early Virginia chroniclers and pamphleteers, many of whom are 
known beyond the limits of a family connection or a small body of s] 
students. The titles given in this list include few works of a general n 
in which only brief reference is made to Virginia, and has been rathei 


fliied to those publications dealing exclusively with the colony. This field 
in itself has proved sufBciently extensive for the labors of one man. Even 
frith the care that has been exercised in making the research necessary to 
the compilation of this work, I am not willing to call it other than a tentative 
list None of the large libraries in the middle west or abroad has been 
searched. My purpose could not possibly have been accomplished through 
correspondence. It is my wish to enlarge upon this work by the collection of 
titles of such general works as refer to Virginia, and to ask the assistance 
of those into whose hands the list may fall to make such additions of titles 
as they may discover. 

The work of this department in comparative legislation during the 1908 
session of the Virginia Assembly will be seen from the appended list of 
labjects of references furnished to legislators. These lists were: 

Election of supreme court judges. 

Towns in Virginia with population of 100 and over with only one railroad. 
Concerning governors' powers. 
Insurance laws. 

Population of Virginia by counties 1860, white, free colored and slave. 
Violation of contract by employee. 
State's revenue from fisheries and oystering. 
Expenses of party primaries. 
State tax commissions. 
Sale of liquor on railway trains. 
Valued policy laws. 

Pay of officers and attaches of legislatures. 
Special place for execution of felons. 
Pure food laws. 
Institutions for epileptics. 
Court stenographers. 

State accountants. State examiners and traveling auditors. 
State control of road construction. 
Compulsory education. 

State appropriations for treatment of hydrophobia. 
State aid to county high schools. 
Pharmacy laws. 
Adulteration of liquor. 

I^linquent taxes, tax sales and redemption. 
Judges and clerks of election. 
Employment of convict labor on highways. 
Payment of sheriffs by salary instead of fee. 
State control of road construction. 
Pensions to Confederate soldiers. 
Forestry laws. 
State boards of charity. 
Boards for the equalization of taxation. 

In addition to these lists of references, many single questions were 


Department of Archives and History. 

H. J. ECKENRODE. Chief. 

The department of archives and history has continued in the past year 
the work of previous years, and has also enlarged its scope. Many genea- 
logical and historical inquiries have been answered, although not as many 
as formerly, when Revolutionary records were searched and copied wlthont 
cost to the inquirer. About ten thousand manuscripts are now in the filing 
cases accessible to students. These papers have already been used to some 
extent, and the bound manuscripts are in almost constant use. It seems 
probable that the number of historical students working for a length of 
time in the manuscripts will continue to increase each summer as the library 
collections are made available and become better known. 

The department has completed a volume of the calendar of legislative 
petitions, upon which it has been steadily engaged for some time. A ne^ 
subject has been added to the work of the department It is occupied %^ 
the preliminaries for making a list of the Virginia soldiers in the Revoli^' 
tionary war. 

The calendar of legislative petitions, the principal effort of the depart' 
ment, contains the abstracts of the petitions from eleven counties arrange^ 
alphabetically from Accomac to Bedford. It will be a book of some hui^'' 
dreds of pages, and should serve the purpose of attracting the attenti(MK o^ 
students of history and genealogy to one of the State's richest manuscrip'^ 
collections. The importance of the petitions as a collection is Indeed 8<^ 
great that it would seem best to print the documents in full. A volume of 
abstracts will be of great service In Introducing these little known manu- 
scripts to the public. But It would be far better from now on to publish 
complete copies of the legislative petitions and other papers In the archives 
rather than to continue the Issue of abstracts of them. The demand of the 
age Is more and more for the complete and exact reproduction of documents. 
Calendars are of great value as guides to papers, but are not satisfactory 
substitutes for the documents themselves when students are unable to travel 
a distance to see them. The printing of manuscripts makes historical sources 
equally available to all. The matter In the petitions Is of Interest to the 
whole State, and the signatures attached to the petitions are of great genea- 
logical Importance. 

The printing of the manuscripts In full, besides being of far greater 
service to the public than the abstracting of them, would in reality be more 
economical for the library. Abstract making Is a slow and difficult work if 
the abstracts give an exact representation of the manuscripts; and If they 
do not, they are misleading. The collection of legislative petitions can prob- 
ably be printed in twenty average-sized volumes of six or seven hundred 
pages. Several volumes of transcripts might be Issued In the time required 
for the appearance of a single volume of the calendar of abstracts. The 
greater part of the work of transcribing could be done by a copyist of average 
education, while the art of abstracting requires special training. If an 
assistant were employed to make copies. It would be possible for the depart- 
ment to issue volumes of transcripts at regular intervals while also engaged 


ill making a list of Revolutionary soldiers. The activities of the department 
would thus be doubled, to the great advantage of the library. 

The task of making a list of the Revolutionary soldiers of Virginia has 
been practically forced upon the library by public demand. The interest in 
Re?olutionary ancestry is widespread in the United States, and many in- 
foiries for the records of Revolutionary soldiers cannot be answered on 
iccoont of the defective lists of troops now existing. Furthermore, too much 
time is taken up in looking through different lists, manuscript and printed. 
A tingle complete roll is needed, because it is practically certain that the 
department must give a good deal of attention to answering letters con- 
cerning Revolutionary ancestors for years to come. It is necessary to reduce 
the time used in this purely mechanical and routine work to the minimum. 
The list would also bring to light hundreds of names, now lost to posterity, 
hi inaccessible manuscripts and books, and would be an important contribu- 
tion to history. Some of the Northern States have published very exhaustive 
raUa of Revolutionary troops, while the Virginia lists do not in any way 
approach completeness, giving but a small number of names, although it is 
probable that Virginia furnished more troops than any other State, the 
daims of other States to the contrary notwithstanding. 

A preliminary account of sources in the library for a list of Revolu- 
tiooary soldiers is appended. These sources are incomplete. The records 
ia the war department, Washington, contain many names which probably 
viU not be found in the library. It is a question whether the State can have 
these manuscript records copied, but whether or not, a list can be compiled 
fn»n the library sources and such material as the great historical libraries 
ean furnish that will be fuller and far more satisfactory than anything now 
to be found. 


Virginia Council Journals from 1776 to 1800 — 38 volumes. 

Joamals of the House of Delegates from 1776 to 1837, especially the 
Journals for 1833-4, 1834-5, 1835-6 and 1836-7. 

Manuscript volumes marked "War" and cited in the calendar of tran- 
■cripts as "Army Records"— volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 19, 20. 21, 22. 
0.24, 25. 26. 27. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37. 38, 39, 40, 41, 42. 
45,44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Many of these 
booka contain lists that practically repeat each other. They are an import- 
ant soarce. however. 

Navy records — 10 volumes. 
Public store records — 17 volumes. 

Northwest Territory records — manuscripts once contained in five bound 
▼trinmes; volumes marked 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and an unmarked book. 
Auditor's books from 1775 to 1790 — 35 volumes. 
Westham foundry records — 3 volumes. 
Executive papers from 1776 to 1838. 
Legislative petitions from 1776 to about 1820. 


Secretary of War's report for 1835, Vol. 2. 

Heitman's Historical Register of the Continental Army. 

Saffeirs Records of the Revolutionary War. 

Land bounty warrants. 

Books In the land office. 

The Revolution on the Upper Ohio — Thwaltes and Kellogg. Names 
officers of county mllltla and other scattered names. 

Valley Forge orderly book of General Weedon. 

Orderly book of the American army at Williamsburg under the commax 
of General Andrew Lewis. 

Wisconsin Historical Society Manuscripts. These contain Colonel Jol 
Bowman's papers, muster rolls, orderly book of the Continental army, 177 
Clark's orderly book, 1781-82, William Clark's book, 1791, roster of the II* 
nols regiment, 1780, muster rolls in Jonathan Clark's collection. Croghac 
papers. Including many pay and muster rolls, Butler's muster rolls. 

English Conquest of the Northwest. Vol. 2, pp. 839, 1060, 1034, 106 
Lists of officers and men engaged in Clark's expedition. 

Illinois Historical Library Publication, No. 8, p. 166. Clark's army. 

The Commander-in-Chief's Guard, Revolutionary War — Godfrey, p. 11 
List of officers and men. 

William and Mary College Quarterly. Many names In different volume 

Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Many names in differ©^ 

Annals of Augusta County — ^Waddell. 

Lower Shenandoah Valley — Norrls. 

Boogher's Gleanings from Virginia History. 

Foote's Sketches of Virginia. 

Spotsylvania county records. 

History of Orange County — Scott. 


November i, 1901— October 31, 1908. 

The titles have been grouped under a few classes. This arrangement do 
not correspond In all cases with the permanent arrangement on the sheiv< 


Allgemeine Deutsche biogbapiiik. v. 52. 1906. 

Almanach de Gotha. 1907. 

Baltimore sun. Almanac, 1908. 

Benham, W. G. a book of quotations. 1907. 

Brown, Walter, & Austin, F. A., eds. Who's who on the stage. 1906. 

Campbell, J. P. Southern business directory. 1854. Presented by city 

Carnegie institute. Handbook of learned societies of America. 1908. 
The Catholic encyclopedia, v. 1-3. 1907, 1908. 


Champlaix, J. D. Cyclopedia of music and musicians. 1903. 3 v. 

Chise. E. L., a French, W. E. P. Waes hael.. 1907. 

HiUORo. A. J., comp. Congressional directory, 60th congress, 1st session. 

KiNZBRiNNKB, Charlks. Technical dictionary In six languages, v. 2. 1908. 
Klige, Fbikdricii. An etymological dictionary of the German language. 

Mters koxvkrsations-lkxikox. V 18, 19, 20. 1907, 1908. 


New E.ngush dictionary. [4 pts.] Monopoly-movement. Movement-myz. 
Polygenous-premiums. Reserve-rihaldously. 1908. 

New I5TERNAT10NAL YKAR IfOOK, 1907. 1908. 

Rkhabdko.v. E. C. Index to periodical articles on religion, 1890-1899. 1907. 

RowiXL'8 American newspaper directory. 1908. 

Statesman's year book. 1907. 

Ste\ens, a. C. The cyclopedia of fraternities. 1907. 

Thoma.s prBLisiiiNG CO. Register of American manufacturers and first 

hands. 1907. Presented hy Thomas pub. co. 
rxm:i> States. Census bureau. Official register. 1907. 

Official register of the postal service. Part II. 1907. 

Wagxer. Wilhelm. ed. Technical dictionary in six languages, v. 3. 1908. 

Wal8h, W. S. Prose and poetical quotations. 1908. 

Waisock-Riciiabdson almanac. 1908. Presented by C. W. Saunders. 

Who's who. London. 1907. 

Who's who in the far east. 19(>7-1908. 

World almanac 1908. 


Cabelu J. B. Gallantry. 1907. 
Comss. W. W. The moonstone, n. d. 

The woman in white, n. d. 
Cookj:, J. E. Beatrice Hallam. 

Miss Bonnybel. 
I^iCKEx.s. Cham^es. David Copperfield. 

^ELL, A. M. A long time ago in Virginia and Maryland. 1907. 
Guscow. Ellen. The ancient law. 1908. 
Goowijf, William. St. Leon. 1801. 2 v. 

Hall. G. D. Daughter of the elm. 1907. Presented by the author. 
Hancock, E. H. Betty Pembroke. 1907. 
JoHXRTON. Mary. Lewis Rand. 1908. 
McDonald. George. Sir Gibbie. 
MESEnmi, Georce. Diana of the crossways. 1906. 

The egoist. 1905. 

The ordeal of Richard Feverel. 1907. 
^mee. Louise de la. A dog of Flanders. 1903. Presented by Supt. public 

J^de, Charles. The cloister and the hearth, n. d. 
Scorr. Sir Walter. Kenilworth. n. d. 
Thackeray, W. M. Henry Esmond. 

The Virginians. 



Acton, J. E. E. Dalberu, 1st baron. Letters to Mary Gladstone. 1905. 
AiNOFR, Alfred. Charles Lamb. 1903. 

Crabbe. 1903. 
Allaben, Frank. John Watts de Peyster. 1908. 2 v. 
Atlay, J. B. The Victorian chancellors, v. 2. 1908. 
Benson. A. C. Edward Fitzgerald. 1905. 

Walter Pater. 1906. 

Rossetti. 1904. 
Berzelius. J. J., A ScHONBEiN. F. S. Letters, 1836-1847. 1900. 
BiELSciiowsKY, Albert. Life of Gcethe. v. 3. 1908. 
BnutEiJ^ Augustine. Andrew Marvell. 

William Hazlitt. 1902. 
BouLDix. Powhatan. Some reminiscences of John Randolph of Roa 

Bbadley, W. a. William Cullen Bryant. 1905. 
Brandes, Georg. Reminiscences of my childhood and youth. 1906. 
Bridges, J. A. Reminiscences of a country politician. 1906. 
Brooks, Noah. Abraham Lincoln. 1904. 
Bruce, P. A. Robert E. Lee. 1907. 
Bryce, C. a. Ups and downs of a Virginia doctor. 1904. Present* 

S. B. Adkins. 
Buchanan, James. Works, v. 1-4. 1908. 
Butler, N. M. Address at the unveiling of the statue of Alexander t 

ton. 1907. Presented by author. 
Butler, Pierce. Judah P. Benjamin. 1906. 
Gary, E. L. The Rossettis. 1902. 
Chesterton, G. K. Robert Browning. 1906. 

Chesterton, G. K., & Lyall. Alfkkd. Prowning and Tennyson, n. d. 
Chtlde, E. L. G6n6ral Lee. sa vie et ses campagnes. 1874. 
Church, R. W. Bacon. 1902. 
Church, W. C. Ulysses S. Grant. 1903. 
CoLviN, Sidney. Keats. 1902. 

Landor. 1884. 
CouRTHOPE, W. J. Addison. 1903. 

Depew, C. IVL Address upon life and character of Hon. E. W. Pettus. 
DoBSON, Austin. Fanny Burney. 1903. 

Samuel Richardson. 1902. 
DoDD, W. E. Jefferson Davis. 1907. 

Downey, Edmund. Charles Lever, his life and letters. 1906. 2 v. 
Dumas, Alexandre. My memoirs, v. 3-5. 1908. 
Duncan, David. Life and letters of Herbert Spencer. 1908. 2 v. 
Eaton, A. M. Roger Williams. 1908. 
Emerson, G. B. What we owe to Louis Agassiz as a teacher. 1874. 

sented by Supt. public instruction. 
Fessenden, Francis. Life and public services of W. P. Fessenden. 

2 v. 
FrrzHUOH, Georgianna. Life of Dr. John Tankard. 1907. 
Fleming, W. L. Jefferson Davis, the negroes and the negro problem. 1! 


Flower, F. A. Edwin McMasters Stanton. 1905. 

F06TEK. Ebnest. Abraham Lincoln, n. d. 

Fowler, Thomas. Locke. 1906. 

Fboude, J. A. Thomas Carlyle. His life in London. 1904. 2 v. 
Thomas Carlyle. The first forty years of his life. 1906. 2 v. 

Gabxett, T. S. J. B. B. Stuart. 1907. Presented by author. 

George. Hexby, jb. Life of Henry George. 1905. 

Gordon, A. C. General Daniel Morgan. 1895. Presented by Supt. public 

Gosse, Edmvnd. Gray. 1906. 
Jeremy Taylor. 1904. 
Sir Thomas Browne. 1905. 

GoiLD, G. M. Concerning Lafcadio Hearn. 1908. 

GnxET, L. I. Hurrell Froude. 1904. 

GwTX5, Stephen. Thomas Moore. 1905. 

Hammond, H. M. The story of a long life. 1900. Presented by Mrs. T. R. 

Hapgood, Nobman. Abraham Lincoln. 1900. 

Hauison, Fbedebic. Chatham. 

Hatzfelot. Paul, gbaf von. Letters to his wife, 1870-1871. 1905. 

Hello. Ebnest. Studies in saintship. 1903. 

HioGLvsoN, T. W. John Greenleaf WhitUer. 1907. 

Him F. T. Lincoln the lawyer. 1906. 

HiBCT. F. W. Adam Smith. 1904. 

HoHEifLDHE-ScHiu.iNG8FUEBST, C. K. V., FUBST zu. Momoirs. 1906. 2 ▼. 

Howe, M. A. D. Life and letters of George Bancroft. 1908. 2 v. 

Howe, Maude, & Haul, F. H. Laura Bridgman. 1904. 

HrxT, Gaillabd. John C. Calhoun. 1908. 

iBvixG. Washington. Oliver Goldsmith. 1904. 

Jebb, R. c. BenUey. 1889. 

Je:«kixbon, Isaac. Aaron Burr. 1908. 

JoH!?8o\. Allen. Stephen A. Douglas. 1908. 

fevox. F. G. Robert Browning and Alfred Domett. 1906. 

KEtt, W. S. John Sherman. 1908. 2 v. 

Umberton, J. M. Washington as a freemason. 1902. Presented by Supt 
public instruction. 

Labbaix. Jacob. Biografia del doctor Guillermo Rawson. 1893. Presented 
by the library of the National university, Argentine Republic. 

Lai't. a. C. Pathfinders of the west. 

Lawless, Emily. Maria Edgeworth. 1904. 

Lee, Fitzhugh. General Lee. 1907. 

McCarthy, Justin. An Irishman's story. 

McGriRE, HrxTEB. Address. Stonewall Jackson. 1899. Presented by Vir- 
ginia grand camp C. V. 

McIlwaixe, Richabd. Memoirs of three score years and ten. 1908. 

Madisox, James. Writings. Edited by Gaillard Hunt, 1803-1807. v. 7. 1908. 

J^rruxD. F. W. The life and letters of Leslie Stephen. 1906. 

^UtnxENGo-CESABESco E. contessa. Cavour. 1904. 

JtAasiE, D. M. Nathaniel Massie. 1896. Presented by author. 

1118805. David. De Quincey. 1902. 


Maxwell, Sib Herbert, ed. The Creevy papers. 1904. 

MEREJKOW8KI, Dmitbi. Tolstoi BS man and artist. 1902. 

Milton, G. E. Jane Austen and her times. 1905. 

MiNTo, William. Daniel Defoe. 1885. 

MoBOAN, Geobge. The true Patrick Henry. 1907. 

MoBisoN, J. C. Macaulay. 1903. 

MoBLEY, John. Burke. 1902. 

Rousseau. 1905. 2 v. 

Voltaire. 1906. 
Myebs, F. W. H. Wordsworth. 1906. 
NicHOL, John. Thomas Carlyle. 1904. 
NicoLAY. Helen. Boy's life of Abraham Lincoln. 1906. 
NoBTON, Grace, comp. The Influence of Montaigne. 1908. 

The spirit of Montaigne. 1908. 
Old, W. W. Robert Hunt memorial. 1907. Presented by Jamestown ex 

tlon company. 
Olipiiant. Mbs. M. O. W. Sheridan. 1902. 
Pabsons, Mrs. Clement. Garrlck and his circle. 1906. 
Patterson, Raymond. Taft'g training for the presidency. 1908. Prese 

by Republican national committee. 
Paul, H. W. Matthew Arnold. 1903. 
Paxton, E. F. Memoir and memorials. 1905. 
Peck, H. T. William Hlckling Prescott. 1905. 
PENDF^rroN, Louis. Alexander H. Stephens. 1908. 
Pennell, E. R. Charles Godfrey Leland. 1906. 2 v. 
Reacjan. J. H. Memoirs. 1906. 
Redding, Mrs. J. H. Life and times of Jonathan Bryan, 1708-1788. 

Presented by Annie C. Benning. 
Riis, J. A. The making of an American, n. d. 
Riley, I. W. The founder of Mormonism. 1903. 

Ritchie. Mrs. T. Records of Tennyson, Ruskin, Browning. 1899. 
RosEBERRY, A. P. P., earl of. Pitt. 1907. 
Russell, G. W. E. Sydney Smith. 1905. 
Saintsbury, G. Dryden. 1906. 

Severance, F. H., ed. Millard Fillmore papers. 1907. 2 v. 
Sheppard, W. L. The princess Pocahontas. 1907. Presented by the au 
SiCHEL, Walter. Bolingbroke and his times. 1901. 

Slaughter, Philip. Life of William Green. 1883. Presented by Mrs. 1 

Same. Presented by Mrs. Thomas L. Slaughter. 
Smith, Goldwin. Three English statesmen. 1879. 
Smith. J. P. General Lee at Gettysburg, n. d. Presented by author. 

Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville. Presented by author. 
Steiner, B. C. The life and correspondence of James McHenry. 1907. 
Stephen, Leslie. George Eliot. 1906. 

Alexander Pope. 1902. 

Swift. 1903. 
Stoker, Bram. Personal reminiscences of Henry Irving. 1906. 2 v. 
SWANSON, C. A. Proclamation. 100th anniversary Jefferson Davis. 
Symonds, J. A. Sir Philip Sidney. 1906. 


Teaill, H. D. Coleridge. 1906. 

Sterne. 1889. 
Ttub, L. G., ed. Men of mark in Virginia, v. 4. 1908. 
VnfCE5T, J. E. John Nixon. 1900. 

Waddell, William. Caesar's character. 1907. Presented by author. 
Wakemax, T. B. Edward Bliss Foote. 1907. Presented by Edward Bond 

Waluce, Lew. An autobiography. 1906. 2 v. 
Wabd, a. W. Dickens. 1906. 
WASHns'GTox, BooKKB. Up from slavery. 1907. 
Wns8, S. A. The home life of Poe. 1907. 

Weld, A. G. Glimpses of Tennyson and some of his friends. 1903. 
Whitakeb, W. C. Richard Hooker Wilmer. n. d. 

Wlmhbop, R. C. Agassiz. 1874. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
WmiEiLs, R. B. Autobiography of an octogenarian. 1907. 
WooDBMRY, G. E. Ralph Waldo Emerson. 1907. ' 
Wright. Thomas. The life of Walter Pater. 1907. 2 v. 


American ancestry, v. 3, 11, 12. 1888, 1898, 1899. 

BoLTox, E. S. Clement ToplifP and his descendants in Boston. 1906. Pre- 
sented by author. 

Dabnky, W. H. The Dabneys of Virginia. 1888. 

Daight>:bs of American revolution. Lineage book. v. 17-25. 1904-1908. 

Farquhab, T. M. History of the Bowles family. 1907. Presented by author. 

Gray. Robert. The McGavock family. 1903. Presented by author. 

Hearxe. W. T. History of the Hearne family. 1907. Presented by author. 

Ji'NKix, F. T. A. [Genealogical chart of the families of Junkin, Anderson, 
Alexander, Aylett, Bruce, Dandridge, Fontaine, Moore, Poindexter, 
Spotswood and West] 1908. Presented by author. 

Macbeth, Malcolm. An abstract of a genealogical collection. 1907. Pre- 
sented by Missouri historical society. 

Saxxay. T. F. The Sanxay family. 1907. Presented by author. 

TawLL, E. H. (Genealogical notes of the Tyrrell and Terrell family of Vir- 
ginia. 1907. Presented by author. 

Exited States. Census bureau. Heads of families first census of U. S. ' 1790. 
Xew York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, 
Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Vermont. 1908. 

^AiT, G. C. W. Family records of the descendants of Thomas Westlake. 
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Mc\|ASTKR. J. S. Makemieland. 1908. 
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Manchester, Virginia. 1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition comp 
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Mary Baldwin seminary. Catalogue. 1907. Presented by Jamestown € 

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West Virginia. 1907-08. 2 v. 
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Montgomery county, Vir(;inia. 1907. Presented by Jamestown expos 

Moore, J. S. Address to Virginia chapter sons of American revolution. 
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Norfolk (ointy. Vircinia. 1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition com- 

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Rappah.vnncx'K Baptist iiool convention. 26th annual session. 
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Ordinances from * * ♦ 1874 to 1876. 

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Home for needy Confederate women. History. 1908. 
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Roanoke times. July, 1907-June, 1908. 
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8tau5TO.\ dispatch. July, 1907-June. 1908. 
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Condition of and statutes regulating state banks. 1907. 

Constitutional provisions and statutes relating to charters in Vir- 
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Constitutional provisions and statutes relating to railroads in Vir- 
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Methods and costs of obtaining charters in Virginia. 1903. 

Constitutional provisions governing common carriers In Virginia. 


Opinions in motion to increase taxation of certain railroads. 1908. 

Opinions in passenger rate case. 1908. 

Report, 1905. 1907. 1908. 

Rules relating to storage, demurrage & car service in Virginia. 


Tariffs • • • governing express companies in Virginia. 1908. 

Virginia classification lof freight] in effect Oct. 1 ft Dec. 16. 


Virginia corporation law. 1908. 

State crop pest commission. Circular relating to fumigation of nursery 
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Crop pest law. 1907. 

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Virginia public school exhibit at Jamestown exposition. 1907. 

Virginia almanack. 1755, 1787, 1798, 1825. 1826, 1829. 

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ViBGiNiA FKDKRATioN OF womkn'h CLrBH. [Proceedlngsl 1907 Presented by 

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Virginia military institute. Official register, 1906-7 A 1907-8. 

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Catalogue, 1869, 1907, 1908. 
Watson, T. L. Mineral resources of Virginia. 1907. 
Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist association. 11th, 12th annual session. 

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Winchester evening star. July, 1907-June, 1908. 
Woman's christian temperance union. Virginia. Minutes of 20th annual 

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Clapp. W. B. Surface water supply of California. 1907. 


FoLUssBEE, Robert, A others. Surface water supply of Missouri river 
drainage. 1907. 

Fete, A. E. Brooks and brook basins. 1897. Presented by Supt public in- 

6A5KETT, S. S. Geographic tables and formulas. 1908. 

Gboveb, N. C. Surface water supply of middle Atlantic states. 1907. 

Hall, M. R. Surface water supply of south Atlantic and eastern gulf states. 

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HE58HAW. F. F.. ft Ck)VERT. C. C. Water supply investigations in Alaska, 
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Holmes. Burton. Travelogues. 1908. 10 v. 

HoBTO.x. A. H., ft FoLLANHBEE, ROBERT. Surfacc watcr supply of Mississippi 
river and Hudson bay. 1907. 

I»NG. C. C. Home geography for primary grades. 1894. Presented by Supt 
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McMusRY. Charles. A teacher's manual of geography. 1903. Presented 
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Meeker, R. I., ft Gn-ES, J. M. Surface water supply of lower western Mis- 
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MoRTox. E. H. Potter's new elementary geography. 1903. Presented by 
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NaHOXAL CROt^RAPHIC MAGAZINE. 1906, 1907. V. 17, 18. 

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STE>f:Ns. J. C.. ft OTHERS. Surfacc water supply of north Pacific coast drain- 
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Taylor, T. U.. ft Lamb, W. A. Surface water supply of gulf of Mexico and 
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Coast and geodetic survey. Report, 1906-07. 


Bartholomew, J. G., ed. Atlas of the world's commerce. 1907. 

Curke, J. M., ft OTHERS. Geologic map of the Portage and Nunda quad- 
rangles. 1908. 

CoLTo.x. J. H. Map of the seat of war in Virginia, Maryland, etc. 1875. 

Hartnagel, C. a. Geologic map of the Rochester and Ontario quadrangles. 

LtTHEB, D. D. Geologic map of the Buffalo quadrangle. 1906. 

The xew encyclopedic atlas and gazetteer of the world. 1908. 

r.MTED States. Geological survey. Geologic atlas. Amity folio. 1907. 

Ann Arbor folio. 1908. 

• Joplin district Missouri-Kansas. 1907. 

Penobscot bay folio. 1907. 

Rogersville folio. 1907. 

Winslow folio. Arkansas-Indian territory. 1908. 

Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois. 1907. 



Iowa. Executive council. Census of Iowa. 1905. 
McFaklani), W. M., comp. Census of Iowa, 1895. 
Michigan. Census, 1904. 1906. 2 v. 

Secretary of state. 34th annual abstract of statistics of insane, deaf, 
blind, etc. 1907. 

37th annual report. 1903. 1907. 

32d and 33d annual abstracts of statistical information ♦ • * 

insane. 1907. 

Nkw Jkrsey. Board of statistics. Report, 190C. 1907. Presented by James- 
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Ohio. Auditor. Comparative statistics of the cities of Ohio 1905 and 1906. 
2 V. 
Secretary of state. Annual report, 1906. 1907. 

RiioDK Island. Bureau of industrial statistics. Advance sheets of state 
census, 1905. 1907. 

Census of the foreign-born population. 1907. 

Number of families of specified size occupying specified number of 

rooms. 1907. 

Real and personal property valuations in Rhode Island. 1908. 

Report. 1907. 

Rhode Island's unemployed breadwinners. 1908. 

Skattlk real kstate association. Reports of city real estate values. 1907. 

United States. Census bureau. Census of manufactures, 1905. Agricul- 
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Carriages, wagon, steam & street railroad car industry. 1907. 

Chemicals and allied products. 1908. 

Copper, lead & zinc. 1907. 

Earnings of wage-earners. 1908. 

Iron, steel, tin and terne plate. 1907. 

Lumber & timber products. 1907. 

Musical instruments. 1907. 

Paper & wood pulp. 

Pens, pencils & buttons. 1907. 

Power in manufactures. 1907. 

Printing & publishing. 1907. 

Shipbuilding. 1907. 

Slaughtering & meat packing. Manufactured ice and 

salt. 1907. 

Textiles. 1907. 

Tobacco. 1907. 

Virginia and West Virginia. 1906. 

Manufactures. 1905 — selected industries. 190S. 

Modes of statement of cause of death. 1907. 

Mortality statistics. 1906. 1908. 

Population of Oklahoma and Indian territory. 1907. 

Prisoners and juvenile delinquents in institutions. 1904. 1907. 

Statistics of cities of over 30.000. 1905. 1907. 

Transportation by water. 1906. 1908. 

Uniform municipal accounting. 1906. 


VsntD States. Foreign markets, division of. Exports of farm and forest 
products, 1904-06. 1907. 
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Statistics bureau. Statistical abstract of the United States. 1888, 1897, 
1S98, 1906. Presented by Richmond tobacco exchange. 


Ashley, W. J. Surveys, historic and economic. 1900. 

Bbowx. S. C. Centennial suggestions for promoting Industrial prosperity. 

1878. Presented by Supt. public Instruction. 
Bbyce, T. T. Talks about labor, capital, money, tariff. 1879. Presented by 

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BiXHER. Carl. Industrial evolution. 1907. 

CiiAxxixo. F. A. The truth about agricultural depression. 1897. 
FooTE. A. R. Public policy editorials. 1901-1903. 3 v. 
Gkobgk. He.nry. jr. The menace of privilege. 
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JOIRXAL OF POLITICAL ECONOMY. 1906, 1907. V. 14, 15. 

Marshall. Alfred. Principles of economics. 1898. 

Mark. Kakl. Capital, v. 1, 1906. Presented by Louis Pegeler. 

Das Kapltal. 1883-5. 2 v. Presented by Louis Pegeler. 
Price. L. L. A short history of political economy in England. 1903. 

QtARTKRLY JOirRNAL OF ECONOMICS. NOV., 1906-Oct., 1907. V. 21. 

Rogers. J. E. T. Work and wages. 1902. Presented by Louis Pegeler. 
SfLiGCR. H. R. Introduction to economics. 1906. 
Stone, A. H. Some problems of southern economic history. 1908. 
Wfbb. Sidney. & Webb. Beatrice. Industrial democracy. 1902. 



Bbessler. D. M. The distribution of Jewish Immigrants In Industrial and 

agricultural pursuits. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 
Connecticct. Labor bureau. Labor bulletin. 1908. 
Dawson, W. H. The German workman. 1906. 
HoLYOAKE, G. J. The history of co-operation. 1906. 2 v. 


Michh;an. Court of mediation and arbitration. Report. 1907. 

Labor bureau. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Missoi Ri. Bureau of labor statistics. Report. 1907. 

Surplus products of Missouri counties. 1907. 

Moody. W. G. Labor difficulties: the cause and the way out. 1878. Pre- 
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National child labor committf:k. Child labor. 1st annual report, 1905. 

Child labor and the republic. 

Child labor a menace to industry. 

Leaflets 11-14, 16-17. 1907. Presented by National child labor committee. 

Proceedings 2d annual meeting. Presented by National child labor 
NoirrH Carolina. Bureau of labor and printing. Report. 1908. 


Ohio. Bureau of labor statistics. Report, 1906, 1907. 

Department of inspection of workshops. Report, 1906, 1907. 

State board of arbitration. Report 1907. 
Public Policy, Chicago. Employers and employes. 1902. 
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Spabgo, John. The bitter cry of the children. 1907. 
Stimson, F. J. Handbook to the labor law of the United States. 1896. 
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Atlantic coast line railroad. Report, 1902-1907. 

Beale, J. H., AND Wyman, B. The law of railroad rate regulation. 1906. 

BuRRiLL, H. R. Report on trade conditions in Australasia. 1908. 

Chesapeake and Ohio railroad. Report, 1900-1907. 

Cincinnati. Chamber of Commerce. Report. 1908. 

Clark, F. C. State railroad commissions. 1891. 

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Congress of accountants. Proceedings at world's fair, St. Louis, 1904. 

Dixon, F. H. State railroad control. 1896. 

FiNLEY, W. W. Reply to toast at banquet of merchants' and manufacturers'' 
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Georgia. Railroad commission. Report, 1908. 

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Haywood, J. R., & others. Commercial feeding stuffs of the United States. 

Hogg. Alexander, The railroad in education. 1903. Presented by Supt. pub- 
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Indiana. Railroad commission. Report. 1907. 

Ingram, A. E., comp. Digest of instructions to consular oflacers. 1908. 

International American conference. Reports of committees and discus- 
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International correspondence schools. Retail advertising. 2 v. 

Iowa. Statistics of railways, 1850-1902. 

Johnson, E. R. American railway transportation. 1903. 

Johnson, J. F. Digest of regulations of railroad rates in 59th congress. 

Lewis, D. J. Railway nationalization. 1900. 

Marvin. W. L. American merchant marine. 1902. 

Merritt, a. N. Federal regulation of railway rates. 

Meservey, a. B. Bookkeeping, single and double entry. 1895. Presented by 
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Bookkeeping, single entry. 1895. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 

Michigan. Railroad commissioner. Report, 1906. 1907. 

Million, J. W. State aid to railways in Missouri. 1896. 


Nissomr. Railroad and warehouse commissioners. Report. 1906. 
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New Tore, N. Y. Chamber of commerce. Rapid transit in New York city 

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— Report, 1907, 1908. 

Merchants' association. Year book. 1908. 
Norfolk and western raiuioad. Report, 1897, 1899-1908. 
Ohio. Railroad commission. Report, 1906, 1907. 

Pn58YLVANiA. Secretary of commonwealth. List of charters of corpora- 
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Report on trade conditions in Colombia. 1907. 
Report on trade conditions in Ecuador. 1908. 
Philadelphia. Pa. Board of trade. Report, 1907, 1908. 
Phiuips. U. B. a history of transportation in the eastern cotton belt to 

1860. 1908. 
Poor's manual of the railroads of the United States. 1907. 
Rhode Island. Railroad commissioner. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Rfbhsow, I. M. Russian wheat and wheat flour in European markets. 1908. 

Russia's wheat trade. 1908. 
RuTTER. F. R. Cereal production of Europe. 1908. 

European grain trade. 1908. 
St. Ix)ris, Mo. Associated wholesale grocers. Proceedings of national con- 

Tention of commercial bodies. 1889. Presented by Richmond tobacco 

Seaboard air line railway. Report. 1907. 
Smart. William. The return to protection. 1904. 
SoiTHERx railway COMPANY. Rcport, 1905-1907. 
Stone, N. I. Customs tariff of the German customs union. 1908. 

Promotion of foreign commerce in Europe and the United States. 1907. 
Thompson, Slason. Cost, capitalization and estimated value of American 

railroads. 1908. Presented by Bureau of railway news. 
TiLDE5, J. N., & Ct>arke. a. a geography of commerce. 1903. Presented 

by Supt. public Instruction. 
United States. Commerce and labor department. Commercial relations of 

United States with foreign countries, 1906. 1907. 

— Oflicers and employes of the department. 1908. 
Commissioner of corporations. Report. 1908. 

Foreign markets, division of. Trade with non-contiguous possessions, 

1904-06. 1907. 
Intercontinental railroad commission. Preliminary report of executive 

committee, 1893. Presented by Richmond tobacco exchange. 
Interstate commerce commission. Classification of operating expenses 

for steam roads. 
- — Classification of revenues and expenses for outside operations for 

iteam roads. 1908. 


United States. Interstate commerce commission. Decisions, 1906-7. 190-^ 

Operation of trains on heavy grades. 1907. 

Report, 1887, 1888, 1890-1896, 1900, 1904, 1907. 

Land office. Land grants of congress in aid of railroads, etc. 1908. 
Manufactures bureau. Canada trade for 1907. 1908. 

Customs tariff of France. 1907. 

Haiti and Santo Domingo trade for 1907. 1908. 

Winning foreign markets. 1908. 

Statistics bureau. Commercial America in 1907. 1908. 

Exports of domestic merchandise from United States, 1906. 1907. 

Imports of merchandise into the United States, 1906. 1907. 

Report on the internal commerce of the United States. 1892. 

Presented by Richmond tobacco exchange. 

Tariffs of foreign countries. 1892. Presented by Richmond to- 
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Transportation routes and systems of the world. 1907. 

Virginia passenger and power company. Report, 1903. 1904. 

Walton. C. S. Leyes comerciales y maritimas de la America Latina. 1907. 
5 V. 

Washington board of trade. Report. 1892. Presented by Richmond to- 
bacco exchange. 

Washington southern railroad. Annual meetings of stockholders, 1904, 
1906. 1907. 


Adams, H. C. The science of finance. 1906. 

American banker. May-Aug., 1907. v. 72. 

American bankers* association. Proceedings, 33d convention. 1907. 

Bankers' magazine. Jan., 1906-July, 1908. v. 72-76. 

California. State treasurer. Report, 1906-1908. 

Carey, H. C. Rate of interest and its influence on capital and labor. 1873. 

Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
CoNNECTici'T. General assembly. General laws concerning taxation it 
state revenues, (pt 2). 1907. 
Tax commissioner. Information relative to collection of taxes. 1908. 

Reciprocal feature of inheritance tax. 1908. 

Georgia. Treasurer. Report, 1906. 1907. 

Gibson, Thomas. The cycles of speculation. 1907. 
Indiana. Auditor. Report. 1907. 

Finance board. Public depository law. 1907. 

State treasurer. Report. 1907. 
Iowa. Auditor. Report. 1895, 1899, 1903, 1905 ft 1906. 
Kinlet, David. Money. 1904. 

Leigh, E. G. Argument • • ♦ in relation to ♦ ♦ ♦ taxation of 
rolling stock of railroads. 1904. Presented by Richmond chamber of 
Louisiana. Auditor. Report 1908. 
Michigan. Auditor. Report 1906. 

Board of state auditors. Report. 1907. 

Building and loan associations. Report 1907. 


Michigan. Commissioner of banking. Report. 1907. 

Tax commissioners. Report. 1906. 

Treasurer. Report. 1907. 
Minnesota. Tax commission. Preliminary report. 1907. 
Missouri. Building and loan bureau. Report. 1907. 

State auditor. Report, 1905-6. 1907. 

State treasurer. Report, 1901-2, 1903-4, 1905-6. 
New York, N. Y. Chamber of commerce. The currency. Report by special 

committee. 1906. 
Ohio. Auditor. Report, 1906. 1907. 

Building and loan associations inspector. Report. 1905, 1906. 

State board of commerce. Something for taxpayers to think about. 1907. 

Tax commission. Report. 1908. 

Treasurer. Report, 1906. 1907. 
Peskstlvania. General assembly. Acts pertaining to tax collectors. 1907. 
Rhode Island. General treasurer. Report, 1907, 1908. 

State auditor. Report, 1907, 1908. 

Annual statement, state banks, savings banks, etc. 1907. 

Robinson, M. H. A history of taxation in New Hampshire. 1902. 
Scott, W. A. Money and banking. 1906. 

Sbebwood, G. M. Summary general banking laws of the commercial states. 

ToFpAx. R. N. International coinage. 1879. Presented by Supt. public 

TowNSEND, J. P. Les caisses d' ^pargne aux Etats-Unis. 1878. Presented by 

Supt public instruction. 
United States. Commerce and labor dept. Inheritance tax laws. 1907. 

Comptroller of currency. Digest national bank decisions. 1908. 

Suggestions relative to organization, etc., of national banks. 1907. 

Mint bureau. General instructions in regard to mints of United States. 

Vermont. Commission on taxation. Report. 1908. 
State bank commissioner. Report. 1907. 


Ma88ie, E. C. The Torrens system of land registration. 1905. Presented by 

the Va. board of trade. 
Michigan. Commissioner of land office. 65th annual report. 1907. 
Richmond chamber of commerce. An answer to objections to the Torrens 

system. 1906. Presented by the Virginia board of trade. 
^HiOHT, J. O. Swamp and overflowed lands in the United States. 1907. 


^AMs, Jane. Newer ideals of peace. 1907. 

^^ftBiCAN jouBNAL OF SOCIOLOGY. July, 1907-May, 1908. v. 13. 

^QBCAN SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION. [Addrosscs 1867-8.] Presented by 

Supt public instruction. 
^^^^^rn, Charles. Life and labour of the people in London. 1902. 4 v. 


Chabities and tiie commons. Apl., 1907-March. 1908. v. 18, 19. 
Colorado fuel and ibon company. Annual report, sociological departn 

PiTZHUOH, Geobge. Failure of free society. 1854. 
Kidd, Benjamin. Social evolution. 
KiBKUP, Thomas. A history of socialism. 1906. 
Lee, Joseph. Play and playgrounds. 1906. 
Peabodt, F. G. Jesus Christ and the social question. 1907. 
Ross, E. A. Sin and society. 1907. 
Seyebt, M. L. Gillette's social redemption. 1907. 
Shaw, Albebt. The outlook for the average man. 1907. 
SuMNEB, W. G. Folkways. 1907. 
Wells, H. G. New worlds for old. 1908. 


Buckley, J. M. The death penalty. 1901. 

Cheeveb, G. B., & OTHEBs. The death penalty. 1901. 

Connecticut. Prison association. Report 1908. 

A wise war maxim. 1907. 

Cook county. Illinois. Juvenile court. Report for 1906. 1907. Prese 

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Denveb, Col. Juvenile court. The problem of the children, and how < 

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Geobgia. Prison commission. Report 1907. 
Iowa. Secretary of state. Reports relating to criminal convictions, 1 

1901, 1903. 1905, 1907. 
Jebome, W. M. Syllabus on capital punishment 
Maine. State prison. Report. 1907. 
Michigan. Pardon board. Report. 1906. 

State prison ♦ • ♦ upper peninsula. Biennial report, 1904 

1906. 1907. 
National pbison association. Proceedings. 1907. 
Ohio. Boys* industrial school. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Penitentiary. Report. 1906. 1907. 
State reformatory. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Pennsylvania. Department of state police. Report 1907. 1908. 
Shbady, G. F.. & McGn.VBAY, E. B. The death penalty; and Is capital : 

ishment Justified? 1901. 


Andbews, C. C. Pauperism and poor laws in Sweden and Norway. 1 

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Betts, L. W. The leaven in a great city. 1907. 
Connecticut. General assembly. [Statutes relating to various state cl 

ties.] 1908. 
CoNYNGTON, Maby. How to help. 1906. 
Indiana. Board of state charities. Report. 1908. 

Soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home. Report 1907. 


J0H5805, Alexander. Cumulative index of proceedings of national confer- 
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Guide to proceedings of national conference of charities. 1908. 
KA5SA8. Conference of charities. 8th session. 1908. 
MissACHTSETTS. State hoard of charities. Supplement to 12th report 1876. 

Presented hy Supt public instruction. 
Michigan. Board of correction and charities. Report, 1905-06. 1907. 

Superintendents of the poor. Annual abstract of reports, 1905, 1906. 
XiTioxAL coNFEBENCE OF CHARITIES. Proccedlugs. 1875-1879, 1882-1885, 

New Jersey. State charities association. Report. 1904. Presented by F. 

H. Wines. 
Ohio. Soldiers' and sailors' home. Report. 1906, 1907. 

Soldiers' and marines' wives' home. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Rhode Island. Firemen's relief fund. Report of board of commissioners. 
State board of charities. Report, 1907, 1908. 
State board of soldiers' relief. Report, 1907, 1908. 
Washingtonian home. Boston. Report, 1905, 1906, 1908. 
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CoxsEcncuT. Insurance commissioner. Directory of insurance companies 

and agents. 1908. 
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Iowa. State auditor. Compilation of corporation and insurance laws. 1902. 
Maixe. Insurance commissioner. Report. 1908. 
Meibiam. F. F. Compilation of Iowa insurance laws. 1900. 
Michigan. Insurance commissioner. Report, 1906. 1907. 
Missouw. Insurance department. Report. 1907. 
Mostaxa. Insurance department. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Ohio. Insurance department. Summary of the standing, Dec., 31, 1906. 

Life & assessment companies. 1907. 

Fire and marine companies. 1907. 

P.. Q. How to buy life insurance. 1906. 

Rhode Island. Insurance commissioner. Report. 1907, 190S. 
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Vebmont. Insurance commissioners. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Wisconsin. Commissioner of insurance. Report. 1907. 


AttOT, W. R. The profession of the teacher. 1874. Presented by Supt. 

public Instruction. 
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American edtcational monthly. 1866, 1867, 1870. 1873. Presented by Supt. 

public instruction. 
Ameeican educational review. Oct.. 1906-Sept., 1907. v. 28. 


Amherst college. Catalogue. 1907-08. 

Arnold, J. H. Education in Formosa. 1908. 

Bailey, L. H. On the training of persons to teach agriculture in publ' 

schools. 1908. 
Bamberger, O. Manual of paper folding, clay modeling and cardboard worl 
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Barnett, Maud. The school beautiful. 1907. Presented by C. P. Gary. 
Brackett, a. C. Woman and the higher education. 1893. 
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Bryn Mawr college. Academic buildings and halls of residence. 1908. 

Program, 1907-08. 
Buisson, F. L' Instruction prlmaire. A I'Exposition de Phlladelphie. 1873 

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Burwell, W. M. Address before faculty of Louisiana state university. 1871 

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Bush, G. C. History of higher education in Massachusetts. 1891. Presents 

by Supt. public instruction. 
Carnegie foundation for advancement of teaching. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Carnegie institute, Pittsburgh. Memorial of celebration of Carnegie li 

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CoMPLi-rrE language study. 1897. Presented by Supt public instruction. 
Conference for edication in the soitii. Proceedings. 1903. Presented ^ 

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1907. Presented by Dr. S. C. Mitchell. 

Confer1':nce on education in society of friends. 1878. Presented by Sul 

public instruction. 
Connecticut. Commission concerning trade schools. Report. 1907. 

Trade schools. 1907. 

General assembly. Proposed act concerning establishment of tra- 

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Mystic oral school for deaf. Report. 1906. 
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Connor, R. D. W. Improvement of rural school houses & grounds. 19( 

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Coon, C. L. Facts about southern educational progress. 1905. Presented 1 
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An outline course of study for North Carolina public schools. 190 

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Significant educational progress in North Carolina, 1900-1906. 19C 
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CoRWiN, R. W. The modern model schoolhouse. 1908. Presented by Col 

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1776-1876. 1877. Presented by Supt public instruction. 
Davis and Elkins college. Catalogue, 1908-9. 


EAT05. John. Scholarly workers. 1879. Presented by Supt. public instruc- 
Educational review. June, 1907-May, 1908. v. 34, 35. 
Eluott. E. C. State school systems. 1907. 
Etans, C. H.. & CO. American college and public school directory, 1896, 1904. 

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EvEEYDAY LIFE AT Hampton INSTITUTE. 1907. Presented by Jamestown ex- 
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dtowiik. Department of education. Report. 1907. 

— Manual of methods for Georgia teachers. 1899. 
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public instruction. 
Grearo. M. Legislation de I'instruction primaire en France. 1789-1848. 

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Hall G. S. Contents of children's minds on entering school. cl893. 
How to teach reading. 1904. 
Methods of teaching history. 1902. 
Story of a sand pile. cl897. 
Hamptox ixstitite. What Hampton graduates are doing. 1868-1904. Pre- 
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Harte, John. Primary education In Ireland. 1869. Presented by Supt. 

public instruction. 
Harvard untvebsity. Catalogue, 1907-08. 

Reports of president and treasurer, 1906-7. 1908. 
HtXDERsoN. H. A. M. Manual of Kentucky school architecture. 1876. Pre- 
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8«G, Alexander. Industrial education. 1879. Presented by Supt. public 
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Lacks and needs of the south educationally. 1876. Presented by Supt. 
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HopKixs. SouTU Carolina. Hopkins graded school. 1907. Presented by 

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^^GHEs, R. W. Congressional land scrip. 1872. Presented by Supt. public 

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Iowa. Department of public instruction. Course of study for teachers. 190- 

Consolidation of districts and transportation of children. 1902. 

Flag day. 1904. 

Improvement of rural schools. 1903. 

^— ^ Memorial day. 

Special day exercises. 1901, 1902. 1906. 1907. 

Jewell, J. R. Agricultural education. 1907. 

Same. 2d ed. 1908. 

John F. Slater fund tbusteeb. Proceedings. 1907. 

JoHONNOT, Jame8. Couutry school houses. 1866. Presented by Supt publl 

Jones. A. J. The continuation school In the United States. 1907. 
JoYNEH, E. S. Best method of teaching elements of Latin and Qreek. 187 < 
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The centennial outlook In education. 1880. Presented by Supt. publi 
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Lord. H. W. Idleness more demoralizing than Ignorance. 1879. Present^ 

by Supt. public Instruction. 
Maenneu B. The auxiliary schools of Germany. 1907. 
Magevnev, Eucikne. The reformation and education. 1903. Presented 1 

Supt. of public Instruction. 
Maine. Industrial school for girls. Report. 190S. 
Marsh. G. L.. & Royster. J. F. A manual for teaching English classic 

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Massachi sKTTs. Commisslou on Industrial education. Report. 1908. 
MASSACHisFrrrs ixstitutk of TEcnNOLotJY. Catalogue. 1907. 
Michigan. Employment Institution for the blind. Report, 1906. 
Miami university. Report of president. 1908. 
Michigan. Industrial home for boys. Report. 1906. 
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School for blind. Report. 1907. 
School for deaf. Report. 1906. 

State public school for dependent and 111 treated children. Report. 190( 
^Superintendent of public Instruction. Report. 1906. 1907. 
University. Calendar. 1907-08. 
Miller mani^al labor scn(K)L. Extract from will, and act of leglslatur 

concerning the school. Presented by Supt. i)ublic Instruction. 
Milton, G. F. Compulsory education and the southern states. 1908. Pr< 

sented by author. 
Monroe, Pail. Thomas Platter and the educational renaissance of the sl3 

teenth century. 1904. 
Montana. Superintendent of public instruction. Course of study for con 
mon schools of Montana. 1899. Presented by Supt. public Instructlor 


Moore, J. G. Outline of the science of study. 1903. Presented by Supt. 

public instruction. 
UowBT, D. E. Moral training in the public schools. 1908. Presented by 

National education association. Department of superintendence. Pro- 
ceedings, 1874, 1899-1903. 
Proceedings. 1874, 1887-1891, 1896, 1899-1905, 1907. Presented by Supt 

public instruction. 
Index to proceedings, 1857-1906. 1907. Presented by Supt. public instruc- 
Year book, 1907-08. 
The national teacher. 1871, 1873-6. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
New Tork. State education department. Professional examination papers, 
1906-7. 1907. 

— Reports, 1905, 1906. 

— 44th university convocation, 1906. 1907. 

New Yobk associated academic principals. 23d annual meeting. 1908. 
New York state science teachers' association. 12th meeting. 1908. 
New York state teachers' association. 62d meeting, 1907. 1908. 
North Carolina. State colored normal schools. Catalogue. 1907. Presented 
by Jamestown exposition company. 
Superintendent of public instruction. Report, 1905-06. 1907. Presented 
by Jamestown exposition company. 
Ohio. General assembly. School laws supplement. 1908. 
Girls' industrial home. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Institution for deaf. Report, 1906, 1907. 
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School for blind. Report, 1906, 1907. 
State commissioner of common schools. Report, 1906. 
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O'Shea, M. V. Dynamic factors in education. 1906. 
PtNNSTLVANiA. Homc teaching society for the blind. Report. 1907. 
PciNSYLVAMA UNIVERSITY. The Georgo Lelb Harrison foundation. 1908. 
^^hiudelphia museums. Greographical collections. 1906. 
PRACTICAL WORK IN THE SCHOOL ROOM. Presented by Supt. of public in- 
P»ATT INSTITUTE. Catalogue, 1908-09. 

P»"E. T. R. Language and literature. 1896. Presented by Mrs. T. R. Price. 
Methods of language teaching as applied to English. Presented by Mrs. 

T. R. Price. 
N'ew function of modern language teaching. 1901. Presented by Mrs. 
T. R. Price. 
P^i^cno^ university. Annual report of president. 1907. 

Catalogue, 1907-08. 
P^fWtsTAXT Episcopal education socikty. Act of incorporation, by-laws 

* • • 1905. Presented by P. E. education society. 
Pn^DiE iNivER.srrY. Catalogue, 1906-7. 

Report. 1907. 
R.\5DALL, 8. S. History of common school system in New York. 1871. Pre- 
sented by Supt. public instruction. 


Rhode Island. College of agriculture. Report. 1908. 

State board of education. Report. 1907. 
RiGos, J. F. Handbook for Iowa schools. 1906. 
St. Mart's college, [N. C.]. Catalogue, 1907-08. 
School be\^iew. 1907. v. 15. 

Shaw, E. R. School hygiene. 1902. Presented by Supt. public instruct ^ 
Shippen, Edward. Address on dedication of Hollingsworth school. 1^^ 

Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Sickels, Ivin. Exercises in wood working. 1889. 
Smith, F. H. West Point 50 years ago. 1879. Presented by Supt. put=: 

Smythe, C. R. Letters on public schools. Presented by Supt. public 

Some principles and methods in an ideal school. 1879. Presented by Svcz 

public instruction. 
Sprague. H. B. Ought text books to be supplied gratuitously? 1878. P= 

sented by Supt. public instruction. 
Texas. University. Catalogue, 1906-7, 1907-8. 

Report. 1906. 

Thirkield, W. p. The meaning and mission of education. 1907. Present- 
by Howard university. 

Thorndike, E. L. The elimination of pupils from school. 1908. 

United States. Education bureau. Report, 1872-1874, 1877, 1878, 1885-18- 
1899. 1900, 1902, 1903. Presented by Supt. of public instruction. 

Circulars of Information, 1870-1873, 1874 & 1875, 1876-1880. F 

sented by Supt. public Instruction. 

Experiment stations office. Federal legislation affecting agriculta^ 
colleges. 1907. 

Organization lists of agricultural colleges and experiment ^ 

tions. 1908. 

Vassar college. Catalogue, 1907. 

Walker, G. C. Public lands for educational purposes. 1876. Presented I 

Supt. public Instruction. 
Warren, S. E. Polytechnic of scientific schools in the United States. 186 

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Webster, N. B. Education. 1857. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Webster institute. Catalogue, circular and sketch. 1876. Presented I 

Supt. public instruction. 
Western literary institute. Transactions, 5th annual meeting. 1836. Pr 

sented by Supt. public instruction. 
Wheelwright, E. M. School architecture. 1901. Presented by Supt. publ 

White, A. D. Scientific and industrial education in the United States. 187 

Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Yale university. Catalogue, 1907-08. 
Report of president for 1907-08. 


American political science review. Nov., 1906-Aug., 1907. v. 1. 
Annai^ of the American academy of political and social science. Jul 
1891-Dec., 1903, July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 2-22, 30, 31. 


Babtlett, W. H. Facts about the government of my country. 1894. Pre- 
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Cleveland, Gboveb. Good citizenship. 1908. Presented by Altemus co. 
De Abmond, D. a. Speech for a constitutional convention. 1906. Presented 

by Connecticut state library. 
Democratic national committee. Campaign text book. 1908. Presented by 

Hon. J. T. Bllyson. 
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1908. Presented by Hon. J. T. EUyson. 
Fiske, John. Civil government in the United States. 1904. 
Gauss, H. C. The American government. 1908. 
GoDARo, J. G. Racial supremacy. 1905. 

Griffith. E. C. Rise and development of the gerrymander. 1907. 
Haynes, G. H. The election of senators. 1906. 
Hinsdale, B. A. The American government, national and state. 4th ed. 

Johns Hopkins university sti'dies in political and social science. 18S6, 

1887, 1888, 1891, 1893, 1896-1899. 1902, 1907. v. 4-6. 9. 12, 14-17. 
Leacock, STFa»HEN. Elements of political science. 1906. 
Meyer, E. C. Nominating systems. 1902. 
National civil service reform league. Proceedings. 1907. 
Parsons, Frank, & Clark. Walter. A postal telegraph. 1900. 
Philippine Islands. Civil service bureau. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Political science quarterly. 1907. v. 22 
Reinsch, p. S. Colonial administration. 1905. 
Republican national committee. Republican campaign book. 1908. 
Shaw, Albert. Political problems of American development 1907. 
SMmi, J. S. E. The department of justice; its history and functions. 1904. 

Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 
TASWELii-LANGMEAD, T. P. English constitutional history. 1905. 
United Stater. Agriculture dept. Rules of department (pt. 2). 1907. 
Civil service commission. Manual of examinations. 1908. 
Interior dept. Rules of department of interior (pt. 4). 1907. 
P. O. dept. Rules of postofflce department (pts. 1 & 2). 1907. 
Treasury dept Rules of treasury department (pts. 1 & 2). 1907. 


Amkhkax league for civic iMPROVEMtns'T. Nation-wide civic betterment 

The 20th century city. 1901. 
Bemis, E. W. Municipal monopolies. 1899. 

Carrere, J. M. City improvement from the artistic standpoint. 1908. 
CiRTis, G. S. Investigation of the fire department of New York [city]. 

1908. Presented by merchants ass'n. of N. Y. 
f'AiHLiE. J. A. The centralization of administration in New York. 1898. 
^OWK, A. R. Municipal public service industries. 1899. Presented by Baker 

k Taylor. 
^D. J. M. The how of improvement work. 1901. Presented by American 

league for civic improvement. 


GooDNOW, F. J. City government In the United States. 1904. 
Habtfobd municipal abt society. Proceedings at annual meet] 

League of American municipalities. Book of American muni 

Meteb, H. R. Municipal ownership in Great Britain. 1906. 
Michigan. Political science association. Municipal problems in 

National civic federation. Municipal and private operation of pu 

ties. 1907. 3 v. 
National municipal league. Proceedings, 1902, 1907. 
Steffens, Lincoln. The shame of the cities. 1904. 
Strong, Josiah. The challenge of the city. 1907. 
University of state of New York. Municipal home rule. 1904. 
Municipal ownership. 1900. 


Association for international conciliation. Documents. 1-5. 1 
Bloch, Jean de. The future of war. 1899. 

Buchanan, W. I. The Central American peace conference. 1908. 
Butler, N. M. Opening address at Lake Mohonk conference. 11 

sented by author. 
Carnegie, Andrew. A league of peace. 1906. Presented by Leagu< 

national arbitration. 
Constant. Baron de. & Hill, D. J. The results of the second Hag 

ence. 1907. Presented by Association for international cone 
Jordan, D. S. The blood of the nation. 1906. 
Lake Mohonk conference. Proceedings, 1907, 1908. 
National arbitration and peace congress. Proceedings. 1907. 

by Virginia league of international arbitration. 
Unhersal peace congress. Report. 1904. 


Cloud, F. D. A digest of the laws governing admission of the Chin 
Grose, H. B. The incoming millions. 1906. 
Maryland. Bureau of immigration. Report. 1907. 
Unitei5 States. Immigration & naturalization board. Naturalizai 
Sept., 23, 1907. 

Treaty laws governing admission of Chinese. 1907. 

Immigration laws and regulations of July 1, 1907. 

Treaty laws and regulations governing admission of 


Naturalization commission. Report. 1907. 
Statistics department. Immigration and passenger movement 
States ports. 1895. Presented by Richmond tobacco exchanj 


Alberta. Statutes. 1908. 

Secretary. Report. 1907. 
Amfricax bar association. 30th annual meeting. 1907. 

AlCEUCAlV LAW BEVIEW. 1907. V. 41. 

Amos, Sheldon. The science of law. 1900. 
^^.M A1MIXJ05, p. Treatise on the nationality of corporations. 1907. 
Beck, J. D. Wisconsin hlue book. 1907. 
BcrHrrr, C. P. Rhode Island manual, 1907, 1908. 
Bkamhaix, F. D. Digest of governors' messages, 1907. 1908. 
Bbow:?, D. C. Indiana state manual. 1907. 

Cakada. House of commons. Journals of the house of commons, i 
dix, 1904. 1907. 

- Appendix to 40th y. Journals of the house of commons, 
(pts. 1-3). 

Appendix to 42d v. Journals of house of commons (pts. 1 i 

Journal 1906-7 v. 42. 1907. 

Appendix to 42d v. Journals of house of commons (pts. 1 A 


Parliament Sessional papers, v. 40, 41. 1906, 1907. 

Senate. Journals. 1906-7. 
Ca&boll, B. F. Revenue laws of Iowa. 1904. 
C^^ivEcnctJT. Commission on corrupt practices. Report 1907. 

Commission on liability of employers. Report, 1907. 

Commissioners on uniform divorce laws. Report, 1907. 

General assembly. Corporation laws revised to Sept 1, 1907. 

House bill No. 10 ♦ ♦ ♦ establishment of a model farm. 1907 

List of bills, etc., for public and private acts. 1907. 

Report of committee on fees of town clerks. 1907. 

House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 
Public documents. 1907. 2 v. 
Secretary. Register and manual. 1908. 
Senate. Journal. 1907. 

^^^^>OLinr.E, H. D., & Kimball, J. W. Manual for the general court [Massa- 
chusetts]. 1908. 
t>EXAWABE. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 
^^XHAM, G. M. Maine register. 1908. 

^AST Cleveland, Ohio. The mayor's message. 1901. Presented by mayor. 
^^rrzGEBALD, T. F. New Jersey manual. 1908. 
^'^UmiDA. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 
Messages and documents, 190506. 1907. 3 v. 
Senate. Journal. 1907. 
^«>, W. C. Journals of the Continental Congress, v. 9, 10, 11, 12. 1907, 

Galteston. Texas. Charter. 1903. 
Georgia. Commissioner of pensions. Report 1907. 
(leneral assembly. Laws. 1907. 
Hoase of representatives. Journal. 1907. 
Secretary of state. Report 1907. 
Senate. Journal. 1907. 
Halfob), a. J. Official congressional directory, Dec., 1907. 
HavARD, LAW Ri:>iEW, 1905-1908. v. 19-21. 


Habvabd, law review, v. 19-21. 

Senate. JournaL 1907. 

State library. Index to Indiana governor's messages. 1816-1851. : 

State bar association. Report 1908. 

Reports. 1907. 2 v. 
Iowa. Attorney-generaL Reports. 1902, 1904, 1906. 

Board of control. Biennial reports, 1899. 1901, 1903, 1905, 1906. 

Greneral assembly. Railway regulation. 1874. 

State documents. 1907. 4 v. 
Kansas. House of representatives. Journal. 1907 & 1908. 

Senate. Journal. 1907 & 1908. 
Law quarterly be\iew. 1905-1907. v. 21-23. 
Louisiana. House of representatives. Journal. 1908. 

Senate. Journal. 1908. 
Maine. House of representatives. House documents. 1907. 

Journal. 1907. 

Public documents, 1907, 1908. 
Senate. Senate documents. 1907. 

Journal. 1907. 

Martin. W. B. Laws relating to roads, bridges & ferries. 1903. 
Massachusetts. Annual reports, 1906. 1907. 12 v. 
Merriam, F. F. Revenue laws of Iowa. 1901. 
Michigan. Attorney-general. Annual reports, 1905, 1906. 

House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 2 v. 

Secretary of state. Legislative manual, 1907-08. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 2 v. 
Nebraska. House of representatives. House documents, 1905-6. 4 v. 

Journal. 1905 & 1907. 

Senate. Journal, 1905 & 1907. 

Nevada. Assembly. Journal. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 
New Jersey. General assembly. Minutes of 13l8t session. 1907. 

Legislative documents, 1906. 5 v. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 
New York. Public service commission. Report. 1907. 

State library. Direct nominations. 1900. 

Employment of blind. 1906. 

Inheritance tax. 1906. 

Life Insurance. 1906. 

A summary of the compulsory attendance and child labor laws of 

the United States. 1907. 

Year book of legislaUon. 1906. 1907. 

Hio. Attorney-general. Report, 1906. 1907. 

Executive documents, 1905. 4 v. 

1906. 3v. 

House of representatives. Journal, 1906. 1907. 

Secretary of state. Federal, state, county, township and municipal offi- 
cers. 1908. 

Report. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1906. 


Oklahoma. Constitution. 1908. 

Okgo.v. Constitution. 1907. 

PossYLVANiA. Govcmor. Message, 1907. 1908. 

House of representatives. Journal. 1907-08. 3 v. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 3 v. 
Rhode Island. General assembly. Acts and resolves, 1906, 1907. 

— Report. 1906, 1907. 

Schaffxkr, M. a. The initiative and referendum. 1907. Presented by Wis. 
free library commission. 
The recall. 1907. Presented by Wis. free library commission. 
Smith, Hoke. Inaugural address. 1907. 
Smull's le(jiklative handbook of Pennsylvania. 1907. 
Somi Carolina. General assembly. Reports and resolutions, 1907. 3 v. 

1908. 3v. 

House of representatives. Journal, 1907, 1908. 
Senate. Journal, 1907, 1908. 
South Dakota. Constitutional convention. Debates, 1885, 1889. 2 v. 

Public documents. 1907. 
Starke, Richard. The office and authority of a justice of peace. 1774. 
Stimso.v. F. J. Law of federal and state constitution of United States. 1905. 
Stuabt, E. S. Inaugural address, 1907. 1908. 
SwAsr.m, J. E. Official manual of Missouri, 1907-08. 
Tennessee. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 
Senate. Journal. 1907. 

Appendix to senate and house journals. 1907. 

Vkxas. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 

Senate. Journal, 1907. 
'nifobm DnoBCE laws adopted by divorce congress. 1906. 
'NiTED States. Civil service commission. Rules and executive orders. 1908. 

Congress. Congressional record, v. 42 (pts. 1-4). 1908. 

The 28 hour law. 1908. 

House of representatives. Documents. 58th congress. 3d session, v. 23, 
78. 96, 102, 103. 

59th congress. 1st session, v. 59, 71, 75, 77, 108. Ill, 114, 

116, 117. 

59th congress. 2d session, v. 2-6, 8-16. 21-27, 29-36, 38, 40, 

43, 44, 47-8, 63, 99. 

Reports. 59th congress. 2d sess. 4 v. 

Immigration bureau. Directory of courts in naturalization proceedings. 

Interior department. Decisions relating to the public lands. 1907. 
Internal revenue office. Regulations concerning bottling of distilled 

spirits. 1907. 

Regulations governing withdrawal of ♦ ♦ ♦ spirits ♦ ♦ ♦ 

free of tax. 1908. 

Regulations concerning denatured alcohol. 1907. 

Regulations concerning tax on tobacco and snuff. 1907. 

Revised regulations concerning oleomargerine. 1907. 

Justice department. List of United States judges, attorneys and mar- 
shals. 1908. 


United States. Land office. Coal land laws. 1908. 

Postoffice dept. Supplement to postal laws and regulations. 1907. 

Postal laws pertaining to 2d class mail matter. 1908. 

President. Message. GOth congress. 1st session. 1907. 

Senate. Documents. 59th congress. 2d session, v. 1-3, 5-9, 11-13, 17, 18, 

23. 30. a2. 

Reports. 59th congress. 2d session. 1907. 4 v. 

Univebbity of state of New Yobk. Central control of police. 1900. 

Corrupt practices. 1905. 
Utah. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 
Vermont. House of representatives. Journal, 1906. 1907. 

Senate. Journal. 1906. 1907. 
Washington. House of representatives. Journal. 1907. 

Public documents, 1905-6. 1907. 3 v. 

Senate. Journal. 1907. 
West Virginia. House of representatives. Journals and bills. 1907. 

Public documents. 1907. 4 v. 

Secretary of state. Corporation report. 1905-07. 

Senate. Journals and bills. 1907. 
WiiALKN, J. S. New York legislative manual. 1908. 

Wisconsin. Free library commission. Rate regulation, state A natlon^'^ 

State civil service. 1905. 

Insurance department. New insurance laws. 1907. 
Legislature. Journal. 1907. 2 v. 
Public documents. 1905-6. 1907. 8 v. 
Railroad commission. Opinions and decisions. 1908. 
Senate. Journal. 1907. 
Wyman, a. C, & SiiKBwooi), G. M. The veto power in the several states. 


Armstrong. S. C. Address before American missionary association at Syra- 
cuse. 1877. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Atlanta conferenck. Mortality among negroes in cities. 1896. 
Social and physical condition of negroes in cities. 1897. 
Some efforts of American negroes for their own betterment 1898. 
Barringer, p. B. The American negro, his past and future. 1900. Presented 

by Supt. public Instruction. 
Du Bois, W. E. B. The college-bred negro. 1902. 

The health and physique of the negro American, 1906. 
The negro artisan. 1902. 
The negro church. 1903. 
The negro common school. 1901. 
A select bibliography of the negro American. 1905. 
Some notes on negro crime, particularly in Georgia. 1904. 
Galloway, C. B. The south and the negro. 1904. Presented by Supt pub- 
lic instruction. 
Gbimke. Archibaij), & others. The negro and the elective franchise. 1905. 
Presented by S. B. Adkins. 


Hoffman, F. L. Race traits and tendencies of the American negro. 1896. 

McucK. C. W. Some phases of the negro question. 1908. 

Obi, G. J. The education of the negro. 1880. Presented by Supt public 

Rcmx, F. G. White or mongrel? 1890. Presented by Supt public in- 
SoomoN, S. R. Future of the negro. Presented by Supt public instruction. 
Thomas, A. F. Primary education and the race problem. Presented by 

Supt public instruction. 
TniixGHAST, J. A. The negro in Africa and America. 1902. 
Wiujcox, W. F. Negro criminality. 1899. Presented by Supt public in- 


l!n)iA5A. Academy of science. Proceedings, 1906, 1907. 

JOUMAL OF THE FBANKLIN INSTITUTE. 1906, 1907. V. 161-164. 

Michigan. Academy of science. 9th report 1907. 

National ACADEMY of sciences. Memoirs, v. 2, 3 (pt 2), 4 (pt, 2), 5, 8. 
: Natuie. May, 1907-Apl., 1908. v. 76. 

\ New Tore. State museum. Annual report 1903-1906. v. 57-60. 
Report of director of science division, 1905, 1906. 
Popular sciej^ce monthly. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 71, 72. 
Royal society of Canada. Proceedings and transactions, v. 12. 3d ser. 
v.l. 3d ser. 1906, 1907. 
General index to 1st and 2d series, 1882-1906. 1908. 
Scffiynnc American. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 97, 98. 
Scionnc American supplement. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 64, 65. 
Smithsonian institution. Report 1884 (pt 2); 1886 (pt 2); 1887 (pt 2); 

1889. 1906. 
United States. National museum. Proceedings. 1907, 1908. 

Report 1907. 
Wrscoxsix. Academy of sciences. Transactions. 1870-2. Presented by 
Supt public instruction. 


BiccLow, F. H. Studies on the thermodynamics of the atmosphere. 1907. 

Le CoNTi, Joseph. Sight 1897. 

LoMMEL, Eugene. The nature of light 1903. 

Rood, O. N. Students' text book of color. 1899. 


irwooD. Q. E. Grammar school algebra. 1903. Presented by Supt. of public 

:amxu E. M. Beginners' objective arithmetic. 1898. Presented by Supt. 

public instruction. 
'astle, Frank. Workshop mathematics. 1904. 
•tkuzawa. Sampachi. Klassifikation der unstetigkeiten von funktionen 

einer reelen veranderlichen. 1907. Presented by S. Fukuzawa. 
loBEKTB, H. L. On the transformation group. Presented by University of 



Williams, J. E. On the geometry of the transformation group. 1899. Pre- 
sented by University of Virginia. 
VeSadlk, C. S. Mental arithmetic. Presented by Supt. of public instruction. 


Association of official ACiRicL^LTiRAL ciif.mists. Official and provision aal 

methods of analysis. 1907. 
Proceedings, 23d convention. 1907. 
Chaplv, R. M. Analysis of coal tar, creosote and cresylic acid sheep dii>^- 

CiiEMisciiES zkntralhlatt. Jan., 1907-June, 1908. v. 78, 79. 
Cooke, J. P. The new chemistry. 1901. 
Duncan, R. K. The chemistry of commerce. 1907. 
Fltllfji. F. D. Results of analysis of paris green. 1908. 
Garner, W. W. A new method for determining nicotine in tobacco. 1907. 
Goocii, F. A., & Walker, C. F. Outlines of inorganic chemistry. 1905. 
Joitrnal of the chemical society. 1907. v. 91. 92. 
Mallet, J. W. Chemistry applied to the arts. 1868. Presented by Supt 

public instruction. 
Montcomery. J. P. Some new compounds of urea with acids and salts. 190:i^ 

Presented by University of Virginia. 
Moore, C. J. Substances found by interaction of monamines * • * 1901. 

Presented by University of Virginia. 
Ostwalu, W. Conversations on chemistry. 1906. 2 v. 
Snyder, Harry. The chemistry of plant and animal life. 1905. 
United States. Assay commission. Proceedings. 1908. 

Chemistry bureau. Organization of the bureau of chemistry. 1907. 
Wiley, H. W.. ed. Official and provisional methods of analysis. 


Abbott, C. G., & Fowle. F. E. Annals of the astrophysical observatory. 
1908. V. 1 & 2. 

CuRTiH, H. D. Definitive determination of the orbit of comet 18981. 1902. 
Presented by University of Virginia. 

McCaixie, J. P. An example in periodic orbits. 1903. Presented by Uni- 
versity of Virginia. 

Martin, M. E. The friendly stars. 1907. 

Morgan, H. R. The orbit of Enceladus. 1901. Presented by University of 

United States. Navy department. Synopsis of report of supt. of United 
States naval observatory. 1908. 

University of Missouri. Laws observatory bulletins. 13-16. 1907, 1908. 


Canada. Geological survey. Annual report. 1904. 1906. 
Chamberlain. T. C, & Salisbury, R. D. Geology. 1906. 3 v. 
Clarke, J. M. Early devonic history of New York and eastern North 
America. 1908. 



CoxxECTicuT. state geological and natural history survey. Bulletins, 1-5. 

CoxDRA, G. E. Geology of Republican river valley. 1907. 
Da5a, J. D. The geological story briefly told. 1895. Presented by Supt. 

public instruction. 
Eastman, C. R. Devonic fishes of the New York formations. 1907. 
Gale, H. S. Geology of the Rangely oil district. 1908. 
Geological macazine. 1906, 1907. v. 3, 4. 
Geoikia. Geological survey. A preliminary report on the ocher deposits of 

Georgia. 1906. 
GiLMOBE, C. W. Smithsonian exploration in Alaska in 1907. 1908. 
Grabau. a. W. Guide to the geology of the Schoharie valley. 1906. 
Griswold, W. T. Structure of the Berea oil sand. 1908. 
Gbiswold. W. T.. & MuNN, M. J. Geology of oil and gas fields in Ohio. 

West Virginia and Pennsylvania. 1907. 
HoLpRiN, Ancjelo. The earth and its story. 1896. Presented by Supt. public 

Indiana. Department of geology and natural resources. Report, 1906. 
Ibving. r. d.. & Van Hise, C. R. The Penokee iron bearing series of Michi- 
gan and Wisconsin. 1892. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
LmuETT. Frank. The Illinois glacial lobe. 1899. Presented by Supt. pub- 
lic instruction. 
I^nsiAXA. Geological survey. Report on the underground waters of Louis- 
iana. 1905. 
— A report on the underground water resources in northern Louis- 
iana. 1906. 
McCallie. S. W. a preliminary report on the marbles of Georgia. 1907. 
A preliminary report on the underground waters of Georgia. 1908. 
Maibt, M. F. Physical geography. 1903. Presented by Supt. public instruc- 
ificniGAN. Geological survey. Report, 1905, 1906, 1907. 
\ew York. State museum. Greological papers. 1907. 
XrwuND. D. H., & Kemp, J. F. Geology of the Adirondack magnetic iron 

ores. 1908. 
Ohio. Geological survey. Limestone resources and the lime industry in 
Ohio. 1906. 

Salt deposits and the salt industry in Ohio. 1906. 

Pratt. J. H. Talc and pyrophyllite deposits in North Carolina. 1900. Pre- 
sented by Jamestown exposition company. 
Ri-EDEMANN, RuDOLPH. Graptolitos of New York. 1908. 
Scn>DEB. S. H. Tertiary rhynchophorous coleoptera. 1893. Presented by 

Supt. public instruction. 
Shaleb. N. S. Man and the earth. 1906. 

Shebzer, W. H. Glaciers of the Canadian Rockies and Selkirks. 1907. 
r.TiTED States. Geological survey. Mineral resources of the United States. 
1883. 1884. 1885. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 

Mineral resources of the United States, 1886, 1891. 1900. Presented 

by G. W. Koiner. 
Ufham, Wabbex. The Glacial lake Agassiz. 1896. Presented by G. W. 


Vauohan, T. W. The eocene and lower oligocene coral faunas of the United 

States. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Walcott, C. D. Cambrian trilobites. 1908. 

Nomenclature of some Cambrian Cordilleran formations. 1908. 
Watsox, T. L. a preliminary report on the manganese deposits of Georgia* 



Amebican anthbopolooist. 1907. v. 9. 
Boas, Fbanz. Chinook texts. 1894. 

Kathlamet texts. 1901. 

Tsimshian texts. 1902. 
BowDiTCH, C. P. Mexican and Central American antiquities. 1904. 
Dorset, J. O. Omaha and Ponka letters. 1891. 
DowD, Jebome. The negro races. 1907. 
Ellis, Hayelock. A study of British genius. 1904. 
Henshaw, H. W. Perforated stones from California, 1887. 
Hewett, E. L. Antiquities of the Jemez plateau. New Mexico. 1906. 
Holmes, W. H. An ancient quarry in Indian territory. 1894. 

Textile fabrics of ancient Peru. 1889. 

Use of gold and other metals ♦ ♦ ♦ on isthmus of Darien. 1887. 
Hough, Walter. Antiquities of Arizona and New Mexico. 1907. 
Hrdlicka, Ales. Skeletal remains in North America. 1907. 
Mills, W. C. Explorations of the Edwin Harness mound. 1907. Presented 

by Jamestown exposition company. 
Mooney, James. The Siouan tribes of the East. 1894. 
Morgan, L. H. Ancient society. 1907. 
MuNRO, Robert. Archaeology and false antiquities. 
SouTHALL, J. C. Man's age in the world. 1878. Presented by Supt public 

SwANTON, J. R. Haida texts and myths. 1905. 
Thomas, Cyrus. The Maya year. 1894. 

The problem of the Ohio mounds. 1889. 

Work in mound exploration of the bureau of ethnology. 1887. 
Trumbull, J. H. Natick dictionary. 1903. 


Bailey, F. M. Handbook of birds of the western United States. 1904. 

Beddard, F. E. a book of whales. 1900. 

CoKER, R. E. Natural history of the diamond-backed terrapin. 1906. Pre- 
sented by Jamestown exposition company. 

DiCKERSON, M. C. The frog book. 1906. 

Fisher, A. K. Hawks and owls from the standpoint of the farmer. 1907. 

Henshall, J. A. Culture of the Montana grayling. 1907. 

Hoefman, Ralph. A guide to the birds of New England and eastern New 
York. 1904. 

Howell, A. H. Relation of birds to cotton boll weevil. 1907. 

Lantz, D. E. An economic study of field mice. 1907. 

Jj()CY, W. A. Biology and its makers. 1908. Presented by Henry Holt 
; Xi^EB, Jacques. The dynamics of living matter. 1906. 


McAtee, W. L. Food habits of the grosbeaks. 1908. 

Mi5x. Albebt. Report on the diatoms of the Albatross voyages in the Pacific. 

MnxER, G. S. The families and genera of bats. 1907. 
Newman, Geobge. Bacteria. 1899. 
PiLSBRY. H. A. The barnacles contained in United States national museum. 

RA5S0M. B. H. Notes on parasitic nematodes. 1907. 
Reese. A. M. The development of the American alligator. 1908. 
RiDGWAY. RoiiEBT. The birds of north and middle America (pt. 4). 1907. 
RoGFiLs, J. E. The shell book. 1908. 

RuEDEMANx, RuDOLPH. Cephalopoda of the Champlain basin. 1906. 
RrTH\T:x, A. G. Variations and genetic relationships of the garter snakes. 

Simpson. Fr.\xces. Cats and all about them. 1902. 

Skeex. Lyman. On bacterial flora of the Charlottesville water supply. Pre- 
sented by University of Virginia. 
Steineger, Leon hard. Herpetology of Japan and adjacent territory. 1907. 
Taylob, J. E. Half hours at the seaside. 1907. 
UxiTED States. Fisheries bureau. Dredging and hydrographic records of 

United States steamship Albatross. 1907. 
Vaughax, T. W. Recent madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands. 1907. 
Vhite. Gilbert. Natural history of Selborne. 1896. Presented by Supt. 
[ public instruction. 


AiiHiR, J. C., & OTHERS. Haudbook of plant morphology. 1904. 

AC1A5D, S. H. Botanical materia medica and pharmacology. 1899. 

BiiTTox, N. L. Manual of the flora of the northern states and Canada. 1905. 

Btrrrox, N. L., & Brown, Addison. An illustrated flora of the United States, 

Canada and British possessions. 1896-1898. 3 v. 
Chamberlain, C. J. Methods in plant histology. 1905. 
CLutKE, C. B. The cyperaceae of Costa Rica. 1908. 
Clute, W. N. Our ferns in their haunts. 1901. 
Gdbo.x, W. H., & Jeijjffe, H. L. Our native orchids. 1905. 
Hatwood, J. K. Injury to vegetation and animal life by smelter wastefj, 

Hecshaw, J. W. Mountain wild flowers of America. 190G. 
Keeleb, H. L. Our northern shrubs. 1903. 
LiVEiGSTON, B. E. The role of diffusion and osmotic pressure in plants. 

Chicago. 1903. 
Haltbt, A. E., A MooRE, I. N. Plant analysis. 1896. 
Maxo5, W. R. Studies of tropical American ferns. No. 1. 1908. 
New York. State museum. Report of state botanist, 1907. 1908. 
NiLEs, 6. G. Bog-trotting for orchids. 1904. 

Oliver. G. W. The mulberry and other silk worm food plants. 1907. 
Parsoxs, F. T. How to know the ferns. 1902. 
Peibce, G. J. A text-book of plant physiology. 1903. 
Sajkext, C. S. Manual of the trees of North America. 1905. 
Slo«so!v, Mabgabet. How ferns grow. 1906. 


Smith, J. G., 6 Bradfobd, Q. The Ceara rubber tree In Hawaii. 1908. 
TowNSEKD, C. O. Curly-top; a disease of the sugar beet. 1908. 
Tyler, F. J. The nectaries of cotton. 1908. 

United States. Plant industry bureau. Index to bulletins. Nos. 1 t< 
inclusive. 1907. 

Miscellaneous papers. 1907, 1908. 

Ward, H. M. Disease in plants. 1901. 


Association of economic entomoloc ists. Proceedings 19th annual me 

Banks, Nathan. A revision of the ticks of the United States. 1908. 
Chittenden, F. H. The cranberry span worm and striped garden cater] 

Doi'OLAS, B. W. Some economic insects and plant diseases of Indiana. 
Felt, E. P. The gypsy and brown-tail moths. 1906. 

White-marked tussock moth and elm leaf beetle. 1907. 
GiBAULT, A. A. The lesser peach borer. 1907. 
Hinds, W. E. Some factors in the control of the Mexican cotton boll ^ 

Hunter. W. D. The most important step in the control of the boll ^ 

Keli/xhj, V. L. American insects. 190C. 

Insect stories. 1908. Presented by Henry Holt. 
Louisiana. Crop pest commission. Report. 1907. 
McCooK. H. C. Nature's craftsmen. 1907. 
Marlatt, C. L. The periodical cicada. 1907. 
New York. State entomologist. Report. 1908. 
Pierce, W. D. Studies of parasites of the cotton boll weevil. 1908. 
QuAiNTANCE. A. L. The lesser apple worm. 1907. 

The more important aleyrodida? infesting plants. 1907. 

The spring canker worm. 1907. 
ScuDDER. S. H. Butterflies. 1889. 

TowNSEND, C. H. T. Taxonomy of the muscoidean flies. 1908. 
Webster, F. M. The spring grain-aphis or "green bug." 1907. 


American pharmaceutical association. Proceedings, 1907. 

Anderson, J. F. Properties of formaldehyde. 1907. 

Athens state hospital. Report, 190(J. 1907. 

Bridger, a. E. Man and his maladies. 

Central Indiana hospital for insane. Report. 1908. 

Cle\^eland state hospital. Report, 1906, 1907. 

Colorado fui-x and iron company. Report of medical department, 190€ 

CoLTON, B. P. Elementary physiology and hygiene. 1902. Presented by 

of public instruction. 
Columbus state hospital. Report. 1906, 1907. 
Crawford, A. C. The larkspurs as poisonous plants. 

The use of suprarenal glands in testing drug plants. 1907. 


Daytox state hospital. Report. 1906, 1907. 

DeTavfjl\, T. H. p. The medicinal plants of the Philippines. 1901. 
Drewry. W. F. Epilepsy and its treatment. 1908. Presented by author. 
Eaolb, J. M. The present pandemic of plague. 1908. 
Eastebn Indiana hospital for the insane. Report. 1907. 
Ellis. Havklock. Analysis of the sexual impulse. 1906. 
Erotic symbolism. 1906. 
Evolution of modesty. 1906. 
Sexual inversion. 1906. 
Sexual selection in man. 1906. 
HMiifji. Ix)uis. The health care of the baby. 1906. 
FiTz, R. K., & Fitz, G. W. Problems of babyhood. 1906. 
Gfow.l\. State board of health. Report. 1907. 

Goft.As. W. C. Annual report department of sanitation, Isthmian canal com- 
mission. 1908. 
Gow^Rs. W. R. The dynamics of life. 1894. 
GmNK. R. W., & others. Lippincott's medical dictionary. cl905. 
Hali. J. W. The new century primer of hygiene. Presented by Supt. of 

public instruction. 
Harrison. Eveleex. Home nursing. 

H.^BT. G. H. Rabies and its increasing prevalence. 1908. 
Hl.^kh^ Alice. American root drugs. 1907. 
Holt. L. E. The care and feeding of children. 1904. 
hniANA. Board of pharmacy. Rei^ort. 1908. 
State board of health. Report, 1900. 1907. 
State medical board. Report. 1907. 
loMAASYLiM. Report. 1906. 1907. 

Iowa. Board of control. Report on extent of tuberculosis in Iowa. 1906. 
Jaikson. D. D. Pollution cf New York harbor through the common house 

fly. 1907. Presented by Merchants* association of New York. 
Johnston-. B. F. Physical culture. 1900. Presented by Supt. of public in- 
JoiBNAL OF American medical assckiation. July-Dec. 1907. v. 47-49. 
JoYNKs. L. S. Curiosities of medical history. Presented by Supt. public in- 
struction. • 
l^y. E. C. The extermination of mosquitoes. 1908. 

Importance of co-operation of doctors in municipal health. 1908. Pre- 
sented by author. 
Lima state ho.spital commission. Report. 1908. 
Malut. J. W. Claims of science upon the medical profession. Presented by 

Supt. public instruction. 
Massiu/jx state hospital. Report, 1906. 1907. 
Maidsley. Henry. Responsibility in mental disease. 1905. 
MtDicAL review of rftiews. 1906, 1907. v. 12, 13. 
Michigan. Board of health. Report, 190.5. 1906. 1900. 

l^'pper peninsular hospital. Report, 1906. 
MoBLEY. M. W. The renewal of life. 1906. 
Xatioxai. association for sttdv and i'rkvention of TUHERi ri-osis. lst-3d 

meeting, 1905-1907. 
Xobthebn Indiana hospital i-or insane. Report. 1907. 


Object lessons on the human body. 1894. Presented by Supt. of public In- 
Ohio. Board of dental examiners. Report. 1908. 

Hospital for epileptics. Report, 1906, 1907. 

State board of health. Report, 1905, 1906. 
Paget. Stephen. Experiments on animals. 1903. 
Pennsylvania. Department of health. Rules and regulations. 1907. 

State live -stock sanitary board. Rules of meat hygiene service. 1907. 
PiTCAiRN. John. Vaccination. 1907. Presented by Connecticut state librae- 
Rhode Island. State board of pharmacy. Report. 1907. 
Rosen Au, M. J., & Anderson, J. F. Further studies upon anaphylaxis. 1^08- 

The standardization of tetanus antitoxin. 1908. 

Studies upon hyper-susceptibility and immunity. 1907. 
RosENAU, M. J., & others. Report on typhoid fever in the District of ColU-^' 

bla. 1907. 
Southern Indiana hospital for insane. Financial exhibit. 1908. 


Stiles. C. W. Hygienic laboratory. 1907. 

Stowell, C. H. a healthy body. 1891. Presented by Supt. of public ^ ^ 
A primer of health. Presented by Supt. of public instruction. 
Toledo state hospital. Report, 190G, 1907. 
Toner, J. M. Annals of medical progress before and during the revolutio'^ 

1874. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
United States. Foreign commerce bureau. The drug trade in foreign cou^^ 
tries. 1898. Presented by Richmond tobacco exchange. 
International sanitary conference. Proceedings, 1881. Presented b^^ 

Richmond tobacco exchange. 
Public health and marine hospital service. Trachoma, its character an^^ 
effects. 1907. 

Yellow fever etiology, symptoms and diagnosis. 1907. 

5th annual conference of state health officers. 1907. 

Vivisection reform society. Illustrations of human vivisection. 1907. 
Williams. B. G. Principles governing technic ot Roentgen ray therapy. 

1905. Presented by S. B. Adkins. 


Connecticut. Governor. Message. Jamestown exposition. 1907. 
Commissioners at Columbian exhibition, 1893. Report. 1898. 

Cook, Joel. The World's fair at Chicago. 1891. Presented by Richmond to- 
bacco exchange. 

Jamestown exposition. Official classification of exhibit departments. 1907. 
Rules governing the system of awards. 1907. 

Knight, K. B. Work of Connecticut women at world's Columbian exhibition. 

Massachusetts. Board for Jamestown exposition. Massachusetts colonial 
loan exhibit. 1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 

New Jersey. Commission to Jamestown exposition. Official souvenir. 1907. 
Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 


New York. State Jamestown exposition commission. Historical exhibit at 
Jamestown exposition. 1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition 

New York. World's fair commissioners. New York and the world's fair. 
1892. Presented by Richmond tobacco exchange. 

Pocahontas coal opebatobs' association. Exhibit at Jamestown expiosition. 
1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 

Rhode Island. Jamestown commission. Report. 1908. 

Richardson, H. D. Maryland executive exhibit at Jamestown exposition. 
1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 

Smithsonian institution. Exhibits at Jamestown exposition. 1907. Pre- 
sented by Jamestown exposition company. 

SwAxsoN, C. A. Addresses at Jamestown island and exposition. 1907. 

Vxn-ERsiTY OF ViBGiNiA. Jamestown exhibits. Catalogue. 1907. 


HiTcniNSON. W. B. Patents and how to make money out of them. 1902. 

lus. George. Inventors at work. 1907. 

Thompso.v, E. p. How to make inventions. 1893. 

UxrrtD States. Patent office. Classification bulletin, Jan.-June, 1907. 

— Report, 1906. 1908. 

— Rules of practice, July. 1907. 1908. 

— Specifications and drawings, v. 404-415. 


ExGixEERiNo AND MINING JOURNAL. July, 1906-June, 1908. v. 82-85. 

Hall. Curence. & Snelling, W. O. Coal mine accidents; their causes and 
prevention. 1907. 

MArcHLixE, RoBEBT. Mine foreman's handbook. 1905. 

Xaxkebvis, J. L. Mines and mineral statistics of Michigan. 1907. 

Xewund, D. H. The mining and quarry industry of New York state. 1906, 
1907, 1908. 

Ohio. Inspector of mines. Report, 1905, 1906. 

P»An. J. H. The mining industry In North Carolina in 1905. 1907. Pre- 
sented by Jamestown exposition company. 

TE5X5ES8EE. Mining department. Report. 1907. 


Alaska. Agriculture experiment station. Report, 1907. 

Ameucan ASSOCIATION OF FARMERS* INSTITUTES. Proceedings, 12th meeting. 

Bailet. L. H., ed. Cyclopedia of American agriculture. 1907, 1908. v. 1-3. 
Co55EcncrT. House of representatives. House bill 141. The dissemination 

of information about better farming by special train. 1907. 
ConoN. J. S. Improvement of mountain meadows. 1908. 
OouKTiT LIFE IN AMERICA. May-Oct, 1906. May, 1907-April, 1908. v. 10, 

12, 13. 
DoBSjnr. C. W. Reclamation of alkali lands In Montana. 1907. 
Reclamation of alkali lands in Utah. 1907. 


Gbufitus, David. The reseeding of depleted range and native pasture! 

Hall, Boltox, & others. Three acres and liberty. 
Harvtood, W. S. The new earth. 1907. 
Hatch, K. L. Simple exercises illustrating the application of chemistry -• 

agriculture. 1908. 
Hawail Agricultural experiment station. Report. 1907. 
HoYT, J. W. An agricultural survey of Wyoming. 1893. Presented by Ric T 

mond tobacco exchange. 
Indiana. State board of agriculture. 1907. 
Iowa. Department of agriculture. Year book, 1905. 1906. 

State agricultural society. Report. 1879, 1881, 1882. 1884, 1885, 188^ 

1889, 1895, 189G. 1898, 1899. 
Jaynk. S. O. Irrigation in the Yakima valley. Washington. 1907. 
Kansas. State board of agriculture. Report, 1907. 
Latta, W. C. Indiana farmers' institutes. 1907. 
LorisiANA. State- board of agriculture. Louisiana farmers' institutes a^^ 

parish fairs. 1907. 
Maryland. Agricultural experiment station. Report, 1907, 1908. 
Mkad. Elwood. Irrigation in northern Italy. 1907. 

Irrigation institutions. 1908. 
Nkw York farmkrs. Proceedings. 1907-08. 
Xiciior.Ls. H. A. A. A text-book of tropical agriculture. 1900. 
Ohio. Agricultural and industrial exposition. Bulletin of awards, 1907. 
Agricultural experiment station. Report. 1908. 
State board of agriculture. Report, 19f)r», 1907. 

Secretary's report on commercial feedstuffs. 1908. 

Pknnsylvama. Dairy and food commission. Preliminary report for 190*7 - 

State board of agriculture. County and local agricultural societies. 1^ 

Papers read at farmers' institutes. 1005-OG. 1907. 

Proceedings, 1907. 1908. 

Programme. 31st annual meeting. 1908. 

Porto Riro. Agricultural experiment station. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Pratt, E. A. The organization of agriculture. 1901. 
Rhodk Island. State board of agriculture. Report. 1907. 
Smith, J. G. Agriculture in Hawaii. 1908. 
Southkrn plantfr, 190G, 1907. v. r)7. 68. 
Stewart, J. T. Report on drainage of North Dakota. 1907. 
Tl'klk. R. p. tr. Irrigation and drainage laws of Italy. 1907. 
Unitfd States. Agriculture dei)artment. Estimates of expenditure for 19(^' 

Year books. 189G, 1S98, 1S09 & 1900. 

Vermont. Board of agriculture. Report, 1907, 1908. 

Wilson, E. T. Syllabus of illustrated lecture on farm architecture. 1907. 


Brkjos. L. J., & McLane. ,I. W. The moisture equivalents of soils. 1907. 
Cameron. F. K.. & Bell. J. M. Action of water uj)on soil carbonates. 1907. 

Moisture content and physical condition of soils. 1908. 
Gardner. F. D. Fertility of soils as affected by manures. 1908. 


HiLGARD. E. W. Soils. 1906. 

Kearxet, ., A Habteb, . Comparative tolerance of various plants for 

salts in alkali soils. 1907. 
Livingston, B. E. Further studies on the properties of unproductive soils. 

Mackie, W. W. Reclamation of white ash lands at Fresno, California. 1907. 

PArrEx, H. E., & Gallagher, . Absorption of vapors and gases by soils. 

PAm:5, H. E., & Waggaman, W. H. Absorption by soils. 1908. 
Pe-vnsylvaxia. Department of agriculture. Tabulated analyses of commer- 
cial fertilizers. 1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 
SciiREixER, O., & OTHERS. Certain organic constituents of soils in relation to 

soil fertility. 1907. 
VooRHEEs. E. B., & LiPMAjf. J. G. A review of investigations in soil bac- 
teriology. 1907. 


Ai-BtatTA. Agricultural department. Studies in our common grains. 1908. 

Aixard, H. a. The fibers of long staple upland cottons. 1907. 

Armsry. H. p.. & Fries, J. A. The available energy of red clover hay. 1908. 

B>:-\L, F. E. L. Birds of California in relation to the fruit industry. 1907. 

Beattie. W. R. Sweet potatoes. 1908. 

^f N'NETT, R. L. A method of breeding early cotton to escape boll weevil. 

^KNTov. Harmon. A successful southern hay farm. 1907. 
^RAND, C. J. Peruvian alfalfa. 1907. 
Brown. Edc^ar. & Crosijv, M. L. Imported low-grade clover and alfalfa seed. 

^i-ARK. C. C. Barley crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 1907. 
Buckwheat crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 
Corn crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 1907. 
Hay crops of United States, 1866-1906. 1908. 
Oat crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 1907. 
Potato crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 
Rye crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 
^Vheat crops of the United States, 1866-1906. 1907. 
^Avis. E. D. Com tables. 1900. 

^*t7LT0N, S. H. The cold storage of small fruits. 1907. 
^*^K. J. H. Fruits for Pennsylvania. 1907. 
^JtiFriTHs, David. The prickly pear as a farm crop. 1908. 
^^KE, R. F. Experiments on the digestibility of prickly pear. 1908. 
^hper. J. N. Syllabus of illustrated lecture on tobacco growing. 1907. 
^^hter. L. L. Influence of soluble salts upon wheat, oats, etc. 1908. 
^vRTi.EY. C. P. Harvesting and storing corn. 1907. 
^^^KEi.. A., & Klugh. G. F. The cultivation and handling of goldenseal. 

^"'LMAN. F. H. Dodder in relation to farm seeds. 1907. 
HrrcHcocK, A. S. Types of American grasses. 1908. 
Kkabney, T. H. Dry-land olive culture in northern Africa. 1908. 
McXess. G. T., & OTHERS. Improvement of Virginia fire-cured tobacco. 1907. 
Mitchell, O. F. Home-grown tea. 1907. 



Nielsen, H, T. Cowpeas. 1908. 

Oliver, G. W. Production of Easter lily bulbs in United States. 1908. 

Obton, W. a. Sea island cotton. 1907. 

Powell. G. H., & others. The decay of oranges while in transit from Cali- 
fornia. 1908. 

QuiNN, C. E. Forage crops for hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma. 1907. 

Rao AN, W. H., comp. Nomenclature of the pear. 1908. 

Shear, C. L. Cranberry diseases. 1907. 

Slaught, S. H. Promotion of the ramie industry. 1908. 

Smith, J. G., & Blacow, C. R. Cultivation of tobacco in Hawaii. 1907. 

Stockberger, W. W. Growing and curing hops. 1907. 

Thomas, J. J. The American fruit culturist. 1906. 

Tobacco leaf. 1907. July, 1906-Mar.. 1908. v. 43-45. 

Tracy. S. M. Some Important grasses for the Gulf coast region. 1907. 

Tracy, W. W. American varieties of garden beans. 1907. 

United States. Census bureau. Supply and distribution of cotton. 1907. 
Commerce and labor department. Cotton seed products in foreign coun- 
tries. 1908. 
Plant industry bureau. Seeds and plants imported from Dec, 1905, to 
July, 1906. 1907. 

Wester, P. J. Roselle: its culture and uses. 1907. 


Bailey, L. H. Garden-making. 190G. 

BuDD, J. L. American horticultural manual. 1904. 2 v. 

Elliott, J. W. A plea for hardy plants. 1902. 

Ely, H. R. A woman's hardy garden. 

HuNN, C. E., & Bailey. L. H. The practical garden book. 1906. 

Indiana. Horticultural society. Transactions. 1907. 

Michigan. State horticultural society. Report, 1905-06. 1907. 

Ohio. Nursery and orchard inspection bureau. Report. 1908. 

Wood, John. Hardy perennials and old-fashioned garden flowers. 



Alleman, Gellert. Quantity and character of creosote in well-preserved tim- 
bers. 1907. 
Ayres, H. B., & Ashe, W. W. The southern Appalachian forests. 1905. 
Bruncken, Ernest. North American forests and forestry. 1902. 
CLE^•ELAND, Treadwell. What forestry has done. 1908. 
Cotton, F. A. Arbor and bird day annual. 1907. 
Crawford, C. G. Brush and tank pole treatments. 1907. 

Open tank method for treatment of timber. 1907. 
Depew, C. M. Soil surveys, forestry. 1908. 
Felt, E. P. Insects affecting park and woodland trees. 1906. 
Fernow, B. E. Economics of forestry. 1902. 
Geer, W. C. Wood distillation. 1907. 
Greeley. W. B., & Ashe. W. W. White oak In the southern Appalachians. 

Grinneix, Henry. Seasoning of telephone and telegraph poles. 1907. 


Hall, W. L. The waning hardwood supply. 1907. 

Hatt, W. K. 2d progress report on the strength of structural timber. 1907. 

HoENEB, H. H. New York arbor day annual. 1908. 

l^iAXA. State board of forestry. Report, 1906, 1907. 1907. 

Iowa. Department of public instruction. Arbor and bird day. Memorial 
day. 1906. 

Kellogg, R. S. Exports and imports of forest products, 1906. 1907. 

MAI5E. Forestry department. Forest trees of Maine. 1908. 

Michigan. Forestry commission. Report, 1905-06. 1906. 

MiLLEB, F. G. Forest planting in the North and South Platte valleys. 1907. 

National conservative commission. Schedule of inquiries. 1908. 

Nelson, J. M. Prolonging the life of mine timbers. 1907. 

New Jersey. Shade tree commission. Report. 1906. 

New York. Forest, fish and game commission. Reports, 1902, 1903. 
State library. Review of legislation. 1906 [on forestry]. 1907. 

NoBTHROP, B. G. Tree planting and schools of forestry in Europe. 1879. 
Presented by Supt public instruction. 

Ohio. Department of education. Arbor day annual. 1908. 

Phtthian, J. E. Trees in nature, myth and art. 1907. 

Rhode Island. Commissioner of forestry. Report 1908. 

ScHRENK, Hermann von. Sap rot and other diseases of the red gum. 1907. 

Shertesee. W. F. a primer of wood preservation. 1908. 

Smith, C. S. Preservation of piling against marine wood borers. 1907. 

The seasoning of arbor vitae poles. 1907. 
TiEMANN, H. D. The strength of wood as influenced by moisture. 1907. 
United States. Census bureau. Production of lumber, laths & shingles. 1907. 
Forest bureau. Consumption of crossties in 1906. 1907. 

Consumption of poles in 1906. 1908. 

Consumption of pulp wood in 1906. 1907. 

Consumption of tan bark and tanning extract in 1906. 1907. 

The drain upon the forests. 1907. 

Estimation of moisture in creosoted wood. 1908. 

Forest products of the United States, 1906, 1908. 

Forest tables — lodge pole pine. 1907. 

Forestry in the public schools. 1907. 

The green book. 1907. 

Instructions for examinations. 1907. 

Location and area of national forests in United States, Alaska and 

Porto Rico. 1907. 

The lumber cut of the United States. 1906. 1907. 

Management of second growth in the southern Appalachians. 1907. 

Practical forestry on a spruce tract in Maine. 1907. 

Production of slack cooperage stock in 1906. 1907. 

Production of tight cooperage stock in 1906. 1907. 

• Production of veneer in 1906. 1908. 

Progress of forestry in 1905 and 1906. 

Seasoning of hemlock and tamarack crossties. 1908. 

The use book, 1907, 1908. 

' The use of the national forests. 1907. 

Wood used for distillation in 1906. 1907. 


Veitch, F. p. Chemical methods for utilizing wood. 1907. 
White, L. L. Production of red cedar for pencil wood. 1907. 
ZiEGLEB, E. A. Forest tables, western yellow pine. 1908. 


Clark, C. C. Number & farm value of farm animals in United States. 190^^ 

Cook, T. A. Eclipse and O'Kelly. 1907. 

Dorset, M., & others. Further experiments concerning immunity from ho^^ 

cholera. 1908. 
Duggar, J. F., & Ward, W. F. Experiments in beef production in Alabama - 

Hunter, W. D., & Hooker. W. A. Information concerning North American 

fever tick. 1907. 
Kalbfus, Joseph. Save our birds and game. 1908. 
Kendall, W. C, & Goldsboroi-gh. E. L. The fishes of the Connecticut lakes 

and neighboring waters. 1908. 
Lantz, D. B. Deer farming in United States. 1908. 
Leffingwkll. Albekt. The vivisection question. 1907. Presented by the 

Vivisection reform society. 
Michigan. Game and fish warden. Report, 1906. 1907. 

State live stock commission. Report, 1905, 1906. 1907. 
Myers, C. S., & Leffingwell. A. The vivisection problem. 1907. Presented 

by the Vivisection reform society. 
Ohio. Fish & game commissioners. Report. 1906. 1907. 

Live stock commissioners. Report. 1908. 
Osgood, W. H. Silver fox farming. 1908. 
Pennsylvania. Game commissioners. Report. 1907. 
QuiNN, C. E. Forage crops for hogs in Kansas and Oklahoma. 1908. 
Rhode Island. Commissioners of inland fisheries. Report. 1907, 1908. 

Commissioners of shell fisheries. Report, 1907, 1908. 
Schroeder. M. D. V. The unsuspected but dangerously tuberculous cow. 1907. 
United States. Animal industry bureau. Hog cholera. 1889. Presented by 

Richmond tobacco exchange. 
Fisheries bureau. Devil's lake. North Dakota. 1908. 
. Distribution of fish and fish eggs during 1907. 

Fisheries of Alaska In 1907. 1908. 

Some observations on salmon and trout in Alaska. 1907. 

Statistics of the fisheries of New England for 1905. 1907. 

Unutilized fishes and their relation to the fishing industries. 1907. 

Whalebone; its production and utilization. 1907. 


Banks, Nathan. Mites and lice on poultry. 1907. 
Bell, G. A. Poultry management. 1907. 
DoANE, C. F.. & Lawson, H. W. Varieties of cheese. 1908. 
Gates. B. N. Bee diseases in Massachusetts. 1908. 
Lane, C. B.. & Wei.d. I. C. A city milk and cream contest. 1907. 
Michigan. Dairy and food commission. Report, 1906. 1907. 
Dairymen's association. Report. 1907. 


Ohio. Dairy and food commissioner. Report, 1906, 1907. 1907. 

Dairymen's association. Report of 13th convention, 1907. 
Pennsylvania. Department of agriculture. Dairy & food division bulletin. 

1907. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 
Phillips. E. F„ & Bbowne. C. A. Miscellaneous papers on agriculture. 1907. 
Unitkd Status. Animal industry bureau. Officials connected with dairy 
commission. 1907. 
— Sanitary milk production. 1907. 
Van Dixe. D. L., & Tno.MP80.\, A. Hawaiian honeys. 1908. 


Alwooi). W. B. The fermenting power of pure yeasts and some fungi. 1908. 

Biiux)w. W. D. Food legislation during June, 1907. 1908. 

Bbowne. C. A. Chemical analysis and composition of American honeys. 

GBimins, David, & Hark, R. F. The tuna as food for man. 1907. 
Gbindlky. H. S.. & oTHKK.s. Effect of different methods of cooking upon di- 
gestibility of meat. 1907. 
Lane, C. B. Medical milk commissions and certified milk in United States. 

J>»Mis. H. M. Report on colors. 1907. 
MircHFLL. M. J. Course in cereal foods. 1908. 
MooRF, C. C. Cassava. 1907. 
R«.sK.vAr. M. J. Thermal death points of pathogenic micro-organisms in 

milk. 1908. 
Smith, Edward. Foods. 1900. 

[.''xiTED Statks brkwers' associatio.n. 48th convention. 1908. 
I'.viTED Statk.*«. Congress. Food and drugs act, June 30, 1906. 1908. 
Food and drug inspection board. Food inspection derision 76. 1907. 
Senate. Committee on manufactures. Report. 1904. 
Treasury department. Regulations governing weighing, etc., imported 
sugars ♦ ♦ ♦ 1907. 
Wiley. H. W. Foods & their adulteration. 1907. 

Influence of food preservatives on digestion and health (pt. 4). 1908. 
Wiley, H. W., & others. Influence of food preservatives on digestion and 

health. 1907. 
Woods. C. D. Food value of corn and corn products. 1907. 


Bbeckenrid<;e, L. P. A study of 400 steaming tests. 1907. 

Lord. X. W. Experimental work of United States fuel testing plant at St. 

Louis. 1907. 
LrrKE. C. E., & Woodward, S. M. Tests of internal combustion engines on 

alcohol fuel. 1907. 
Marx. C. W., St Schweitzer, Paul. Heating values and proximate analyses 

of Missouri coal. 1901. 
Michigan. Inspector of illuminating oils. Report, 1906. 1907. 
^Dlls, J. E. Binders for coal briquets. 1908. 
MowBT, D. E. The folly of state oil Inspection. 1908. Presented by author. 


Ohio. Inspector of oils. Report, 1906, 1907. 
Randall, D. T. Burning of coal without smoke. 1908. 

Purchase of coal on basis of its heating value. 1908. 
Wiley, H. W. Industrial alcohol. 1907. 


AiNSWOBTH & Johnston. A discussion of telephone competition. 1908. Pr— ^^^ 
sented by Columbus citizens telephone company. 

Amebican telephone and telegraph company. Annual report, 1907. 

Bagby, J. H. C. On some cases of divided circuits in a magnetic field. 189^ - 
Presented by University of Virginia. 

Electrical world. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 48-51. 

Gibson, C. R. Electricity of to-day. 1907. 

Johnston, G. R. Some comments on the 1907 report of the American tele- 
graph and telephone company. 1908. 

Louisiana. Geological survey. Report on terrestrial magnetism. 1905. 

St. John, T. M. Wireless telegraphy. 1907. 


Barrows. Anna. Principles of cookery. 1907. 

Bevier, Isabel. The house, its plan, decoration and care. 1907. 

Cotton, A. C. Care of children. 1907. 

DoDD, M. E. Chemistry of the household. 1907. 

Elliott, S. M. Household bacteriology. 1907. 

Household hygiene. 1907. 
Le Bosquet, Maurice. Personal hygiene. 1907. 
Moreland, p. A. Practical decorative upholstery. 1899. 
Norton, A. P. Food and dietetics. 1907. 
Terrill. B. M. Household management. 1907. 
Washburne, M. p. Study of child life. 1907. 
Watson, K. H. Textiles and clothing. 1907. 


Albebta. Department of public works. Annual report, 1907. 

Billings, J. S. Report on construction and ventilation of Johns Hopkins 

hospital. 1878. Presented by Supt. public instruction. 
Bbanch, J. G. Stationery engineering. 1907. 
Cooper, Theodore. American railroad bridges. 
Edison, T. F., & Westing house, C. J. Mechanics' complete library of rules 

and facts • • • 1900. 
GiLBEBT, G. K., & others. Sau Francisco earthquake; effect on structures. 

Hodgson, F. T. Modern carpentry. 1902. 

Practical carpentry. 1900. 
Humphrey, R. L. The strength of concrete beams. 1908. 
Humphrey, R. L., & Jordan, Wiixiam. Portland cement mortars and their 

constituent materials. 1908. 
Indiana. Custodian of public buildings. 9th report. 1907. 
International libbary of technology. 10 v. cl903. 


KELLEBHA5, K. F., & OTHERS. Disinfection of sewage effluents for public 

water supplies. 1907. 
MEBRIMA5, M., & Jacoby, H. S. A text-book on bridge design. 1907. 

A text-book on graphic statics. 1907. 

A text-book on higher structures. 1907. 

A text-book on roofs and bridges. 1907. 
Ohio. Board of public works. Report. 1906, 1907. 
PDr58YL?ANiA. Water supply commission. Report. 1906. 
Rhode Island. Commissioner of dams and reservoirs. Report. 1907. 

Stone bridge commissioners. Report. 1908. 
Tailor, F. W., & othebs. Concrete, plain and reinforced. 1906. 
TuuTwixE, J. C. The civil engineer's pocketbook. 1907. 
U.\iTiD States. Capitol architect. Report relative to improving ventilation. 

Engineer bureau. Engineer field manual (pts. 1-6). 1907. 
Waikjcr, p. H. Some technical methods of testing miscellaneous supplies. 

Weight, J. O. Prevention of injury by floods in Neosho valley, Kansas. 1908. 


Fletcher, A. B. The construction of macadam roads. 1907. 
Jenks, J. W. Road legislation for the American state. 1889. 
Johnson, W. F. Four centuries of the Panama canal. 1907. 
I^HU), E. C. E. Examination and classiflcation of rocks for road building. 

Xnr Panama canal. 1900. 
Ohio. Highway department. Report, 1906, 1907. 

■ — Proposed amendment state aid law. 1907. 
Rhode Island. State board of public roads. Report, 1907. 
Shaw, C. P. Address. Good county roads. 1905. Presented by Va. board of 

Spoox, W. L. Sand clay and burnt clay roads. 1907. 
rxrm) States. Alaska road commission. Report, 1907. 

Equipment bureau. List of wireless telegraph stations of the world. 

International waterways commission. 3d progress report. 1907. 
Isthmian canal commission. Manual of information concerning employ- 
ment on the isthmus. 1908. 
Public roads office. Syllabus of illustrated lecture on roads and road 

building, 1907. 
Senate. Hearings relating to Panama canal. 1907. 


Co5.\zcTicuT. List of registered motor vehicles. 1907. 

SfHCTz, W. S., & Edwaeds, S. W. Some suggestions regarding automobile 

legislation. 1907. 
Vmted States. Manufactures bureau. Motor machines. 1907. 
Wtiu5, a. C. Automobile laws of New England, New Jersey, New York 

and Pennsylvania. 1908. 





Abbott. H. G. History of the Waltham watch company. 1905. Presented .> 

Jamestown exposition company. 
American machinist. July-June, 1908. v. 30, 31. 
Barnard, Charles. Tools and machines. 1903. 
BiRNiE, Rogers. Gun making in the United States. 1907. 
Branch, J. G. Heat and light from municipal and other waste. 1906. 
Clark, W. A. G. Cotton fabrics in British India and Philippines. 1907. 

Swiss embroidery and lace industry. 1908. 
CusiiMAN, A. S. The corrosion of iron. 1907. 
Ford, W. C. Wool and manufacturers of wool. 1894. Presented by Ria 

mond tobacco exchange. 
FuLLKR, John. Art of coppersmithing. 1904. 
Holmes, G. K. Meat supply and surplus. 1907. 
The iron age. July, 1906-June, 1908. v. 78-81. 
Iron age directory. 1908. 
Kearney, T. H., & Peterson, W. A. Egyptian cotton in the southweste 

United States. 1908. 
LeConte. J. N., & Tait, C. E. Mechanical tests of pumping plants in Ca 

fornia. 1907. 
LoRENZ, Hans. & others. Modern refrigerating machinery. 1905. 
Mathot, R. E. Gas engines and producer-gas plants. 1906. 
Richards, J. Woodworking machinery. 1885. 
Southern and Mobile and Ohio railroads. Southern railway textile directca 

1906. Presented by Jamestown exposition company. 
United States. Census bureau. Cotton production. 1907. 
Whittam, William. Report on England's cotton industry. 1907. 
Wool and cotton reporter. 1906, 1907. v. 20, 21. 
Zintheo, C. J. Corn-harvesting machinery. 1907. 
Young, T. M. The American cotton industry. 1902. 


Connecticut. Arsenal and armory commission. Report. 1907. 

Hagood. Johnson. Circular relative to pay of officers & men of the a-X^ 

Indiana. Adjutant-general. Report, 1905. 1907. 
Iowa. Adjutant-general. Report, 1897, 1899, 1905, 1906. 
KELI.EY. J. D. J. Our navy, its growth and achievements. 1897. 
Lynch, Charles. Reports of military observers in Russo-Japanese ^ 

Maine. Adjutant-general. Report, 1906. 1908. 
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— Report. 1907. Presented by Iowa library commission. 
Ins. G. B. A bibliography of Oliver Wendell Holmes. 1907. 
JACKso^nnixE public libbaby. Report. 1908. 
JoH5 Cbeiub libbabt. Report. 1908. 


Ka58A8. State librarian. Report 1908. 

KiLK, 0. H. Address before Pawcatuck library association. 1871. Presented 

by Supt. public instruction. 
Lkagh: of LIBBABY COMMISSIONS. Report of mid-winter meeting in Chicago. 



Leiteb, L. Z., collector. The Letter library. 1907. Presented by 

Library index. 1907. v. 3. 

Livingston, L. S. American book prices current, 1907, 1908. 
Los Angeles public LibRARY. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Lyman, A. B. Reading list on Scotland. 1907. 
McCleary, J. T. Speech presenting Carnegie's portrait to public li 

Mankato, Minn. 1905. Presented by author. 
McCuRDY. R. M., & Coulter, E. M. A bibliography of articles re: 

holidays. 1907. 
Maine. State librarian. Report, 1905-06. 1907. 
Maryland. State library commission. Report. 1907. 
Massachusetts. Free public library commission. Report, 1908. 

State library. Report, 1907. 1908. 
Michigan. Library commissioners. Proceedings 17th annual meet 

library association. 1907. 

Report. 1907. 

Missouri. Library commission. Report. 1908. 

Monroe, W. S. Bibliography of education. 1903. 

Moore, H. C. The poetic literature of North Carolina. 1907. Pres 

Morrison, H. A. A bibliography of interoceanic canal and railroa 

Moses, M. J. Children's books and reading. 1907. 
Nashviixe. Carnegie library. Classified catalog of accessions for IJ 

Report, 1907. 

New Jersey. Public library commission. Report, 1907. 1908. 

State librarian. Report. 1907. 
New Origans. Public library. Report. 1907. 

New York, N. Y. Public library. Bulletin, v. 1, 2, 4-11. 1897, 1898, ] 
New York state library. Best books of 1906. 1907. 

Same. 1907. 1908. 

Catalogue of the Duncan Campbell collection. 1908. 

Finding list of books for the blind. 1908. 

19th and 20th reports of New York state library school. 1905, 

Report of director, 1904-1907. 

Report on public libraries, traveling libraries and study clul 
1906, 1907. 
Ohio. Geological survey. A bibliography of Ohio geology. 1906. 

Supervisor of public printing. Report, 1906. 1907. 
Paine, Nathanikl. A list of books received by the American ani 

society. 1879. 
Pt:NN8YLVANiA. State librarian. Report. 1906. 1908. 
Perkins institi'tion. Special reference library of books relating 

blind. 1907. 
Perry. E. R. Reading list on Florence. 1906. 
Pilling. J. C. Bibliography of the Algonquian languages. 1891. 

Bibliography of the Athapascan languages. 1892. 

Bibliography of the Chinookan languages. 1893. 

Bibliography of the Eskimo language. 1887. 


PiLUXG, J. C. Bibliography of the Iroquoian languages. 1888. 

Bibliography of the Salishan languages. 1893. 

Bibliography of the Siouan languages. 1887. 

Bibliography of the Wakashan languages. 1894. 
PoETLAXD, [MaixkI. PubHc library. Report, 1905. 1906. 
PoTTCB. M. E. Cumulative book index, 1906, 1907. 

PnJLIC LIBRABIKS. 1907. V. 12. 

QTAHrrrn. Bkr.xard. Catalogue of books printed in 15th and 16th centuries 

(pt. 1). 1908. 
Rhode Island. State librarian. Report, 1906, 1907. 
State record commissioner. Report. 1907, 1908. 
St. Joseph. Mo. Free public library. Report, 1907, 1908. 
St. Lens. Mo. Public library. Report, 1905-6, 1906-7. 
SoxxECK. 0. G. T. Dramatic music catalogue of full scores. 1908. 
Stiles. C. W., & Hassali^ A. Index-catalogue of medical and veterinary 

zoology. 1908 (pt 18-21). 
SiBAcrsR PUBLIC LIBRARY. Rcport, 1907. 1908. 
Thieme, H. p. Guide bibliographique de la litt§rature francjaise, 1800-1906. 

Toledo, 0. Public library. Report. 1908. 


U.MTED Statks. Coast and geodetic survey. Supplement to catalogue of pub- 
lications. 1908. 

— List of publications for distribution. 1908. 
Documente ofBce. List of publications, 1867-1907. 1908. 
Education bureau. List of publications, 1867-1907. 1908. 

— Public, society and school libraries. 1904. 
Ethnology bureau. List of publications. 1907. 

Fisheries bureau. List of publications for distribution. 1907. 

Geological survey. List of publications. 1908. 

Publications division. Publications for free distribution. 1907. 

— Publications for sale. 1907. 
Senate. Catalogue of library. 1908. 

Snperlntendent of documents. 13th annual report. 1907. 

Snrgeon-general. Index catalogue of the surgeon-general's library. 
1907. V. 12. 
^KELrx, Oscar. Early American poetry, 1800-1820. 1907. 
WiLso.x, H. W., COMPANY. Flctiou Catalog. 1908. 
WoBCESTEB. Mass. Public library. Report. 1908. 
^^^ J. I. United States government documents. 1906. 
^TEB, J. I., & PHEI.PS, M. L. Bibliography of education for 1907. 1908. 


Aisop's fables. N. Y. point. Presented by Miss B. Isbell. 

Aghla*. Grace. The triumph of love. Raised letters. Presented by Miss 

B. Isbell. 
Auxrn. LoL^SA. An old-fashioned girl. 2 v. N. Y. point. Presented by 

Miss Quee. 
^^UZAXDCB, Francesca. The hidden servants. N. Y. point. Presented by 

Xavler society. 


AusTEx, Jane. Mansfield Park. 5 v. N. Y. point. Presented by MiA 
M. Quee. 

Bible, v. 10. John. 1st Corinthians. N. Y. point Presented by Miag 
Gospel of St. Matthew. N. Y. point Presented by Miss Isbell. 

Bowles, W. A. Memory gems. N. Y. point. 1907. Presented by author. 

Capella, F. de. Tales and legends of the middle ages. N. Y. point Pre- 
sented by Xavier society. 

Catechism or christian doctrine. N. Y. point Presented by Xavier society. 

Clarke, R. F. Advent and what follows. N. Y. point Presented by Xavier 
The cross and the crown. N. Y. point Presented by Xavier society. 

Consoling thoughts of Francis de Sales. N. Y. point 2 v. Presented by 
Xavier society. 

The easter song. N. Y. point. Presented by Miss M. Quee. 

Fables for children. Raised letters. Presented by Miss B. Isbell. 

Gates, L. E. Selections from Cardinal Newman. N. Y. point. 2 v. Pre- 
sented by Xavier society. 

Jack o*lantern. N. Y. point. Presented by Miss M. Quee. 

Jordan, Julian. The song that reached my heart. (Music). 1887. Pre- 
sented by Miss B. Isbell. 

Kneass, N. B., jr. Philadelphia magazine for the blind, v. 34. No. 12. 
March, 1901. Raised letters. Presented by Miss Minnie Furr. 

Laserre, W. The cabinetmaker of Lavour. N. Y. point Presented by 
Xavier society. 

Loyola, M. Hail! full of grace. 2 v. N. Y. point Presented by Xavier 

McGlennon, Felix. Comrades. (Music). Presented by Miss B. Isbell. 

Musical history. N. Y. point Presented by Miss Isbell. 

RoH, F. Who and what is Christ? N. Y. point Presented by Xavier 

The sacrifice of the new law. N. Y. point. Presented by Xavier society. 

The seasons of the soul. N. Y. point. 2 v. Presented by Xavier -society. 

Sixth point reader. N. Y. point. Presented by Miss M. Quee. 

Seventh and eighth readers. N. Y. point. Presented by Miss M. Quee. 

Warner, Hannah. The easter story. N. Y. point Presented by Miss M. 

What Christ revealed. N. Y. point Presented by Xavier society. 

The workings of the divine will. N. Y. point. Presented by Xavier 


Arena. Jan.-June, 1903; Jan.-June, 1904; Jan., 1907-June, 1908. v. 31. 37-39. 
L'Art de ijl mode. 1906, 1907. 
Athenaeum. Jan.-June, 1908. 

Atlantic monthly. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 100, 101. 
Blackwood's magazine. July, 1907-June, 1908. v. 182, 183. 
The Bookman. March, 1907-Feb., 1908. v. 26, 27. 

Century. Nov., 1891-Apr., 1892; Nov. 1892-Apr., 1893; May-Oct, 1893; Nov.^ 
1906.Apr., 1907; May-Oct., 1907. v. 43, 45, 46, 73, 74. 


CiiArTAiQiTAN. Jiine, 1907-Feb., 190S. v. 47-49. 

CoiUKRS. March, 1907-March, 1908. v. 39, 40. 

CoNrKMioKAUY RKViKW. Julv, 1907-June, 1908. V. 92. 9o. 

CifiKKNT MTKiiATiRK. July, 1907-June. 190S. V. 4:>. 44. 

Phrrs; iiK LiThKATiRZKirrNj;. 19(»r>. 1907. v. 27, 28. 

TiiK i)i.\u Jan.-Jiine. 1907. v. 42. 

DrniiN RKVIKW. July. 1907-Ai)r.. 1908. v. 141, 142. 

Ei)iMtrR(;ii RKVIKW. 1S53, 1858, 1860, 1907. v. 98. 107. Ill, 205-207. 

KoRTNK.MTLv RKVIKW. Jan.-.Iune, 190ri; .luly-Dec, 1907; Jan.-June, 1908. v. 

5^5. 88. 89 
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Oknti.kman's MAt.A/i.XK. Jaii.-June. 1907. v. 302. 
TnFuRAPiiic. Jan., 1907-Dec., 1907. v. 75. 76. 
Hari'krs mauazink. June, 1907-May. 1908. v. 115. 110. 
Hakim Rs wkkkly. May. 1907-April, 1908. v. 51, 52. 
IiUMRATKO IiO.\r»o\ NKWs. Jan.-Dec, 1907. v. 130, 131. 
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TiiK nation. Jan., 1907-June. 1908. v. 84-86. 
TuK MNFTKKNTii CKNTrRv. 1890-1893. 1897-1900, 1905-1908. v. 27-34. 41-48, 

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P'TN.xM's MONTHLY. Apr., 1907-Mar., 1908. v. 2, 3. 
^^Uvw or RKViKWs. July, 1907-June. 1908. v. 36. 37. 
'^'t'. N'KiioLAS. May, 1907-Ai)ril, 1908. v. 34, 35. 
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Board of the Virginia State Library, Members of 3 

Report of 5-6 

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Departments of library. Work in 32 

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Journals of the House of Burgesses 18 

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Reference division, Report of 4o 

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Legislative Petitions 
Arranged by Counties 
Accomac - Bedford 

Special Report 


Department of Archives and History 

H. J. Exkenrode, Archivist 

Davis Bottom, Supebintendent of Pubuc Pbintino 

Letters of Transmittal 

ViBoiNiA State Libbabt, November 11, 1908. 
The Library Board of the Virginia State Library: 

I have the honor to transmit herewith the special report of the archivist 
of the Vir^nia State library for the year ended October 31, 1908. It consists 
of abstracts of a portion of the legislative petitions filed in the State li- 
brary — ^those from the counties of Accomac, Albemarle, Alexandria, Alle- 
ghany. Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Barbour, Bath, and Bedford. 
The publication of the report will further the purpose of exhibiting to 
the public the character of work done during the year in the department of 
archives and history, and of bringing to the attention of students the wealth 
of historical material deposited in this library. 

Very respectfully, 

State Librarian. 

Db. H. R. MclLWAiNE, Librarian, 
Deam Sib: 
I beg herewith to submit the special report of the department of archives 
tod history for 1908, which contains a calendar of abstracts of petitions pre- 
sented to the Leg^islature, arranged by counties, and including the papers 
from Accomac to Bedford. 

Yours very truly, 



le issue of a calendar of abstracts of the manuscripts in the Virginia 
library was one of the first plans made by the department of archives 
istory when it was regularly formed in 1906. Much preliminary ar- 
nent was necessary before the work of calendar-making could be begun, 
WSL8 determined to change the methods of preserving and classifying 
anuscripts then in vogue in the library. Some thousands of papers 
aken from their boxes, and were pressed and put in filing cases, where 
re accessible to the public. In filing this collection of documents, a 
igement was made. 

ter the preliminary work of the department had advanced to a con- 
le extent, the abstracting of manuscripts was begun, and the fruit 
labor is now presented in the calendar of legislative petitions. It 
ginally intended to continue the publishing of calendars of abstracts 
\e whole body of archives had been covered. This plan, however, has 
*andoned for the larger and infinitely more satisfactory plan of print- 
manuscripts in full. The next report of the department of archives 
ory will contain the first volume of a series intended to include all 
iblished documents in the library. 

calendar of legislative petitions will serve the purpose of guide to 
e State's most important collections of papers. The interest of this 
is in the whole body of documents, and not in a few manuscripts 
idowing importance. The petitions represent the desires and griev- 
he people in their every-day life, and are the outcome of the old- 
habit of addressing the representative body in general rather 
cular representatives. Thus a great deal of matter, which would 
have been lost, has remained for the use of posterity, 
^slative petitions contain a vast range of material. Much new 
n the social, and especially upon the economic life of Virginia, 
\ long period from the beginning of the Revolution to the Civil 
rented. The collection contains within itself a history of internal 
ts in Virginia. Important light is thrown upon the conditions 
V^irginia during the Revolution. A great many papers concern 
'ee negroes. Commerce and finance are abundantly illustrated, 
petitions furnish sociological material. Political matters are 
to some extent. Almost every phase of Virginia life is repre- 

iscripts presented in the calendar consist of about one-tenth of 
lection of legislative petitions. The papers are arranged by 
*habetical order, and chronologically in the case of each county, 
contains the papers of eleven counties from Accomac to Bed- 


ford in order. These counties are fairly representative of the whole St^ 
and the petitions from them are representative of the entire collection 
petitions. Perhaps the earlier manuscripts are somewhat fewer in proi>< 
tion in the calendar than they are in the whole body of petitions. 

The abstracts are brief, and at the same time are intended to cov' 
everything of importance. What is possibly to some extent a new meth« 
has been followed in making the abstracts — the use of headlining. In the fir 
line or lines of the abstract, following the name of the petitioner, is gene 
ally a condensed statement of the thing petitioned for — the purpose of the p 
tition. The succeeding lines of the abstract add such explanatory matter r 
is needed. This rule has not always been followed, however, as a differei 
treatment has been thought to be best in some cases. 

The reason for the use of headlines is obvious. The reader is theret 
enabled to tell at the first glance whether the petition concerns the subjw 
of his investigation or not, and consequently the whole book can be gon 
through in a short time. A comprehensive glance at a book is far more sa. 
isfactory than a study of it from the index. 

The petitions are, as a rule, addressed to "Honorable, the Speaker and tb 
Gentlemen of the House of Delegates." 

The name of the petitioner, or the general term used for a number c 
petitioners, is printed above the date, which is followed by the file number < 
the petition. 

The abstract in most cases presents the object of the petition. Con» 
quently. the words "ask" and "request" are usually omitted, in order to pr 
vent a monotonous repetition. 


Upshur, Abthub. 

1776. Nov. 6. A 1. Relief from fine of £100 levied against him 
Committee of Safety for sending vessel on a voyage to Martial 
after September 10, 1775, when ports were closed by resolution 
Congress. Many merchants of Norfolk sent ships after September 
without being troubled, and petitioner understood that trade w^ 
foreign islands was allowable at. all times. Petition to Committee 
Safety accompanying. Reported. 

Peck. Benjamin. 

1776. Nov. 8. A 2. Compensation for use of a lost boat, used by r 
groes employed in the Salt Works for returning home on Saturd<£ 
night, and thereby saving the State a day's rations. Allowed, 

Owners of Gingoteague* Island. 

1776. A 2. Suspension in petitioners' case of a general order directir 
removal of live stock to places of safety, as they are able to defec 
themselves from attacks of enemy. Henry Custis, T. R. Wise, 
Burton, John Watts, J. O. Barnes, Danl. Miflen, Coven ten Corbin. 

Arbuckle, James. 

1777. June 3. A 4. Compensation for expense and trouble Incurred I 
the erection of Salt Works, as one of the four commissioners a] 
pointed. Itemized account accompanying. Reasonable. 



CoLEBURX. Robert. 

1777. Oct 8. A 5. Compensation, at market price, for beef furnished 

to militia garrisoned in Accomac in September, 1777. Accompanying 

certificate. Reasonable. 
SMirn. Thorowgood, Administrator of the Estate of Patrick Galt. 

1777. Nov. 19. A 6. Compensation to the estate for Gait's services aa 
attending physician to the 9th Virginia Regiment, and for treatment 
of a prisoner of war. A letter from Gait and four certificates ac- 
companying. Referred. ^ 

Pabamoub, Thomas. 

1778. Oct. 30. A 7. Return of petitioner's slave, sent to the lead mines • 
for attempting to join Lord Dunmore, and compensation for his ser- 
vice in mines. Reported. 

Simpson, South y. 

1778. Nov. 6. A 8. Refunding of £500 spent in building two galleys 
by the appointment of the Navy Board. Reported. 

CiDix. ?m:n de la. 

1779. Nov. A 9. Captain of the brigantine. Union, of Martinique, 
lying in Watchepregue Creek, Accomac, to Chevalier D'Ammours, 
Consul of France for Virginia and Maryland. Recompense for im- 
prisonment and loss sustained through an order of the court of Ac- 
comac County directing the payment of the wages of his crew, which 
had deserted. Also a declaration of the Accomac court's want of 
Jurisdiction in cases involving foreign vessels, French vessels com- 
ing under the jurisdiction of the French consul. Request that the 
French consul demand reparation for the injustice suffered, in- 
demnification for loss of vessel and cargo, and payment of wages, 
expense and damages. Translation certified by Charles Belling. 


1781. March 14. A 10. Removal of Embargo on corn and oats, the pe- 
titioners' principal products, or acceptance of them in payment of 
taxes. G. W. Corbin, Charles Bagwell. J. Burton, Henry Heath, 
Sam Waples. 


1782. Junes. All. Protest against passage of an act for manumis- 
sion of slaves of certain persons in Accomac, because of relations of 
freed negroes with slaves and the depreciation of slave property by 
manumission. W. Williams, Irvin Joynes. W. Gibbs, Thomas Parker, 
J. Fletcher, R. Walker and thirty-nine others. Referred. 


1785. Oct 28. A 12. Protest against the passage of the bill providing 
for general assessment' for the support of "Teachers of the Chris- 
tian Religion," because it would tend to re-establishment of the 
church and persecution. Parker Barnes, William Bundick, William 
Wamar, Spencer Barnes, Hancock Simpson and 143 others. 

^^y »laT» captured in attempting to omuik: ti> Duninorc wtro Mrnt to the lead mines in 
^'•iWBenr County. 
1W rriifioD* petitions arc kept in the Library in a Kcparate eolle<tion. 


Jacob, John, & Benjamin Phillips. 

1785. Nov. 9. A 13. Brothers of Matthias Phillips. Annullment of t 
nuncupative will of Rachel, wife of Matthias Phillips, and grant 
estate to petitioners as heirs. A copy of Matthias Phillips' will, tl 
nuncupative will of Rachel Phillips, inventory of estate and thr 

TwiFOBD, Robert. 

1785. Dec. 9. A 14. Payment of warrants for services, given him k 
Commissioners Jones and Carrington, which are lost, and dupllcat 
of which have been refused by auditors. 


1786. Dec. 1. A 15. Tobacco Inspectors at Pitt's, Guilford and Pung 
teague Warehouses. Relief for loss incurred by spoiling, throug 
overheating, of tobacco stored in warehouses for use in paying taxe 

Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1786. Dec. 6. A 16. Appointment of trustees for a proposed academ 
with grant of power to receive subscriptions ; and endowment by Sta 
of the academy. Litt. Savage, Isaac Avery, S. Snead, Thos. Parsoi: 
John Savage, Junr., Ellyson Armistead, John Lewis Fulwell ai 
Bennett Tompkins. 


1786. Dec. 6. A 17. Tobacco inspectors at Pungoteague, Guilfo 
and Pitt's Landing. Relief for loss of tobacco stored in Guilf< 
warehouse, spoiled by storm of September, 1785. Depositions 
George Young and William Andrews and report of the loss. 
Dbummoni), Richard, & others. 

1786. Dec. 7. A 18. Elstabllshment of town at Accomac Courthou 
Richard Drummond, Gilbert Pioley, John M. Lean, Edward K€ 
Catharine Scott, Patience Robertson, and Wm. Berkeley. Reported 


1787. Oct. 22. A 19. Removal of' Clerk's office from Onancock to Coi 
House, because of the great Inconvenience of having the Court and 1 
records in separate places; and a general complaint against 1 
deputy clerk, who is also naval officer for the county. 

Counter-Petition of Inhabitants. 

1787. Oct. 22. A 20. Retention of clerk's office at Onancock, because 1 
custom is antique and the situation central. Thos. Parker, Wm. PI 
lips, George Parker, John Custis, Robert Andrews and 217 others. 
Bagwell, Chables, Churchwarden of Accomac Parish. 

1787. Oct 23. A 21. Relief from judgment secured by James Twif< 
against petitioner and Alexander Stockly for expense of buildi 
church ordered by vestry through them. John Teackle, Sen., Thon 
Evans, Nath. Beavans. Charles Stockly, John Paulson, Sacker Park 
Selby Simpson, Walter Bayne, and Wm. Gibb. Reported, 
Keb, Edwabd. 

1787. Nov. 14. A 22. Brother of George Ker, who died intestate. ] 
peal of an act of 1782 vesting Ker's property in the children of 
Short on the ground that the property does not rightly belong 


Short's children, who are not his children by his deceased wife, 
Jane Ker, but to the petitioner and to Edward, son of George Ker, 
a resident of the island of Grenada, but not properly a British sub- 
ject Certificates accompanying. 


1787. Nov. 16. A 23. Issue of a published statement of revenue laws and 
the value of money, tobacco and specie in payment of taxes. Sheriffs 
and collectors take advantage of confusion to oppress people. Also 
a clear statement of the distress laws and the sheriffs* fees attend- 
ing, as various wrongful fees are charged; and the arrangement in 
general of a better system for the protection of the people in the 
payment of taxes. W. Marshall, Peter Taylor, Littleton Savage, 
Edward Ker, Edwin Bagby and 262 others. 

Gut. Major. & James Broadwater. 

1787. Nov. 22. A 24. Permission for auditor to issue certificates for pro- 
visions impressed by the State, as county courts no longer have this 
right. Affidavit of Major Guy. 


1787. Oct. 22. A 25. Removal of clerk's office from Onancock to Court- 
House because of its inconvenient location, which is maintained for 
benefit of deputy clerk. Wm. Selby, Littleton Dennis, James Broad- 
water. Jabiz Pitt. William Downing and 263 others. Reasonable. 


1788. Nov. 4. A 26. Establishment of a packet from Onancock to 
York, Hampton, Norfolk and Richmond, as present ferry is incon- 
venient. John Teackle, Chas. Bagwell, Geo. Corbin, John Burton, 
and 121 others. 

"^fKLE, Jonx, Sen. 

1790. Nov. 4. A 27. Renewal of military certificate* issued to Arthur 
Teackle, an officer in Revolutionary army, which was lost by peti- 
tioner. Reported. 
^^OR, Severn. 

1790. Nov. 6. A 28. Petitioner professes penitence for having acted in 
the British commissary service during the war, and asks to be allowed 
to become a citizen of State. Rejected. 
Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1790. Nov. 11. A 29. Act authorizing Joseph Wilsey, of North Carolina, 
James Rosekrans, of New York, and Robert Twiford, of Accomac, to 
establish a stage line from Northampton Court-House to Snow Hill 
and Philadelphia, and a packet line from Cherriton in Northampton, 
to Norfolk. Edward Ker, John Rodgers, Elijah Watson, Abraham 
Taylor, Bennett Scarburgh and 88 others. Reported. 
Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1790. A 30. Duplicate of petition of Nov. 11, 1790, A. 29. Smith Snead, 
John Robins, Hezekiah Pitts. Michael Matthews, John Stratton, Sen. 
and 46 others. 

Z^* '*rtifl<aie« Hfrvwl to a (ertain extent um a < in iilatini; nicMlinin before redemption by 
^ 8ut«. 


Henby, Jamkb, & Edwabi) Keb. 

1790. Nov. 16. A 31. Permission to sell church property secured by \ 
untary contributions for benefit of Washington Academy, in Maryla 
and of Margaret Academy, in Accomac. Reported. 

Beavanh, William Henby. 

1792. Oct. 13. A 32. Executor of Nathaniel Beavans. Release from ju 
ment for payment of taxes rendered against him as representative 
Nathaniel Beavans, who was sheriff. Certificate accompanyi 


1792. Oct. 11. A 33. Change of county court day from last Tuesday 
last Monday in month. Thos. Bagby, Thos. Parker, J. Cropper, W. F 
ramore, John Custis and 43 others. Reasonable. 


1794. Nov. 13. A 34. Act empowering the county courts to decide ui 
the question of draining swamp lands, and to make levies upon 
owners when drainage is adjudged necessary. Thos. Bagby, Jc 
Teackle. Thos. Parker. Thos. Cropper, Tully Wise and 158 othc 

Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1798. A 35. Establishment of regular stage service between Nor 
ampton Court House and Snow Hill; and a packet line from Ct 
riton in Northampton to Norfolk. Four depositions. Levin Joyi 
E. Custis. Thos. Evans, Thos. Parker. W. Gibb and 101 others. 

Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1800. Dec. 12. A 36. Establishment of town at Bellhaven, because of 
convenient situation. It already contains 100 inhabitants. Lots t< 
laid out on lands of Richard D. Bagby, Edmund Downing, Cha 
Smith, Elijah Watson and heirs of Arthur Robins. Wm. Gibb, M 
Pitt. Thomas R. Joynes. Jno. Cropper, Jr.. and 174 others. Rea^ 

Williams, William. 

1801. Dec. 23. A 37. Reparation for property to amount of £212. 1 
pressed during war. Petitioner holds the certificates. Rejected. 

Latham, Aybeh. 

1805. Dec. 13. A 38. Absolute divorce from his wife Tabitha Lathi 
who has borne a mulatto child. David Watts, John Finny, 
Thomas Evans, Tommey Abbott and 12 others. Articles of ag 
ment for divorce between Ay res and Tabitha Latham. Reasono 
Robins. Mabgabet Keb. 

1809. Dec. 6. A 39. Permission to retain without penalty slaves 
her by her father. Thomas Bagby. of Accomac, taken into Maryl 
and brought back again. Reasonable. 
Houston. William. 

1809. Dec. 15. A 40. Privilege of bringing three slaves from MarylJ 
into Virginia. Rejected. 

*lleninp*s Slatutts Ifi. 


McMaster, Jamks. 

1809. Dec. 15. A 41. Privilege of bringing a slave from Maryland into 
Virginia. Rejected, 

Ji5Go, Free Negro. 

1810. Dec. 8. A 42. Permission to remain in State. He was formally 
manumitted by William Barclay in 1810, but has actually been free 
since 1798. Five certificates. Reported, 


1810. Dec. 8. A 43. Permission to bring slaves from Maryland into Vir- 
ginia. Accompanying list of other persons wishing to bring slaves into 
State. Reported. 

McMasteb, James. 

1810. Dec. 8. A 44. Permission to bring slave from Maryland into Vir- 
ginia. Reported. 

JusTOE, Robin, Free Negro. 

1811. Dec. 4. A 45. Permission for himself, his children and wife, all 
emancipated, to reside in the Commonwealth. Jno. Joynes, Sam Down- 
ing, E. W. Curtis. Reasonable. 

Taylor. Thomas B. 

1812. Dec. 8. A 46. Pension. Petitioner was a soldier in the 9th Vir- 
ginia Regiment and was wounded at Oermantown. Certificate of 
Jno. Cropper, Jr. Reasonable. 


1813. Dec. 21. A 47. Establishment of ferry from the lands of Henry 
Parker on Pungoteague Creek to Norfolk, York and Hampton. Wm. 
Parramore, Jno. Burton, William Gibbs, Jno. O. Joynes, Abel Rogers, 
James Garrison and about 1,000 others. Four depositions. 

West. Thomas. 

1815. Dec. 11. A 48. Relief from a fine for not attending the militia 
meeting.' petitioner being a deputy sheriff and unable to attend 
on account of public duties. Certificate. Rejected. 

BniT, Moses, Lunxon & Geobge. 

1815. Dec. 12. A 49. Petitioners, slaves liberated by John Bull at his 
death, ask to be allowed to reside in State. Mitchell Chandler's and 
Elizabeth Chandler's certificate of good character of above slaves. Re- 


1815. Dec. 13. A 50. Slave freed by Azariah Bloxom's will. Permis- 
sion to remain in State. Referred, 
^wnc. Peter, Jack. Rachel, Agnes, & her three children. 

1815. Dec. 4. A 51. Petitioners were freed by will of their mistress, 
Margaret Ker Robins, and ask permission to stay in State. Copy of 
will and certificate of good character. Referred. 

'^^n. Samuel. 

1816. Xov. 18. A 52. Administrator of Wm. Savage's estate. Permis- 
sion to finish a house commenced just before Savage's death. Re- 

*^*^^. 16. p. 7. 


Bagwell, Charles. 

1816. Nov. 19. A 53. Lieutenant-Colonel of 99th Virginia Regiment 
war of 1812. Refunding of damages paid by him in suit brought 
George Baler for arrest as an enemy during war. Reported. 
SoMERS, Horsey & Charles Rae. 

1816. Dec. 14. A 54. Retention in State, without penalty, of two sla^ 
given petitioners by Isaac Somers, of Somerset Co., Maryland, who: 
son and son-in-law they are. 
Clerks of County Courts of Commonwealth. 

1816. A 55. Printed petition for increase of compensation because « 
the lessening value of money. With a list of services required. Ric" 
ard D. Bagby, Clerk of Accomac C. C. 

Savage, Sally. 

1817. Dec. 4. A 56. Widow of Severn E. Savage, Baltimore merchaa 
Permission to sell three lots of land in Accomac left husband by iLt 
father, John Savage, in order to satisfy writ Issued against lots b 
Lovey Savage, and to discharge her husband's other debts. Accon 
panylng release of claim against land by Lovey Savage. ReasonabT 

Lewis, Elizabeth A. n6e Finney. 

1817. Dec. 11. A 57. Divorce from her husband, Stephen J. Lewi 
He is probably a British spy, and is a bigamist and swindler. Pet 
tloner's property was attached to pay his debts, but chancery coui 
of Accomac Intervened and suspended execution. Bill drawn. 

Finney, John. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 58. Guardian of the two children of William Addiso: 
Permission to sell a tract of 180 acres of land, to pay the debts * 
William Addison and to make a support for children. Affixed cer' 
ficates from James Teackle and M. S. Pitts. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Accomac & Northampton. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 59. Protection from oyster thieves from Marylat 
who have frequented the waters of these counties until they h^ 
swept the rocks of oysters, driven off the fish, corrupted the slav^ 
stolen grain and timber, and committed other crimes. Jno. Leatli 
bury, Samuel O. Twlford, Edmund Darby, Zoro Sturgls and 1 
others. Accompanying document. Referred to Select Committee^ 

Savage, Rosey. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 60. Widow of William Savage. Act authorizing t: 
sale of a lot, in order to settle debts paid by Samuel B. Trader, a 
mlnlstrator of estate, and other debts. Certificate accompanyln 
Bill reported, 

CusTis, John & William R., deputy sheriffs. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 61. Refunding of $100, paid by petitioners as rewai 
for capture of William Green, who had broken jail in county. R 

HiNMAN, Seymour. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 62. Widow of Major Hlnman. Act authorizing sa: 
of her husband's lands in order to settle debts, owed chiefly to Job 
Teackle. Indorsement of Jacob Warner and John S. Bundeck. a« 
minlstrators. Bill reported. 


r.EBUSN, Isaac. 

1818. Dec. 26. A 63. Administrator of George Coleburn. Act author- 
izing sale of land to settle debts of estate and maintain heirs. In- 
dorsement of relatives. Accompanying document Bill reported, 

Tsxis, John it William, Deputy Sheriffs. 

1819. Dec. 18. A 64. Refunding of $100 paid to Jeremiah Messic and 
Francis A. Boyer for capture of William Green, who had broken Jail 
in county. Two accompanying documents. Bill drawn, 

verseers of the Poor. 

1820. Dec. 30. A 65. Permission to build mill on poor house lands. 
Wm. Seymour, Wm. Justin, Sr., Wm. S. Funnell, Levin L. Joynes, 
W. P. Custis and 4 others. Referred, 


1825. Dec. 15. A 66. Law prohibiting sale of liquors, cider or wines, 
at or near places of worship, as sellers of spirits demoralize the 
young at camp-meetings. Ezekial . Badger, John Grant, Peter Par- 
ker, James Ashby and 96 others. Reported, 

1825. Dec. 16. A 67. Submission of question of holding constitutional 
convention* to people at spring election. Thomas Bagby, Tho. R. 
Joynes, Littn. P. Henderson, Sen., Jno. S. Dix and 103 others. Re- 

1825. Dec. 20. A 68. Establishment of new election precinct at house 
of Wocdman Bloxom. The court-house is inconvenient for many 
voters and 500 is the full vote in county out of 800 freeholders. 
Thomas Fletcher, Walter Wessels, Henry Hall, John Coleburn and 23 

1825. A 69. Submission of question of holding constitutional conven- 
tion to voters at the April election, as many citizens desire amend- 
ments. Erastus Paulson, John Berry, Wm. Moon, George W. Bun- 
dick and 100 others, 

1825. A 70. An election in the spring upon question of calling a con- 
vention to amend constitution, which is in great need of amend- 
ment Printed. Michael Robins, Thos. Fletcher, James B. Taylor, 
John Melboum, Elijah Miles, Jno. S. Hall and 39 others, 

1825. A 71. Duplicate of A 70. Jas. Northam, William Marshall, Har- 
vey Johnson, Jyse Duncan and 41 others. 


1827. Dec. 11. A 72. Authority for directors of the Literary Fund » ta 

*^* bolflinir of a constitutional convention was first vifforously demanded about 1795, but 
* ^f)nir«»tion waH not held until 1829. 

"^^ Literary Fund, a fund intended for use in aMisting education, was supported by 
**«»U, conftacations and forfeitures. Code of Virginia, 1819, vol. \, p. 82. Free negroes,. 
^'^ for overtUying time given them to leave State, were sold for the benefit of the Fund. 


repay purchase money, paid by petitioner for a free negro» J 
Outten. Negro was included in sale of free negroes of county 
1827, but brought action against petitioner in forma pauperis a 
retained his freedom. Three accompanying documents. Bill drau 
Hall, Henry. 

1827. Dec. 11. A 73. Refunding of $92, the cost to him of a si 
brought by John Knox in recovery of reward alleged to have be> 
offered by him for capture of Sam Powell, a negro murderer. A 
companied by petition of citizens in Hall's behalf and two oth 
documents. Rejected. 

TuBNELL, Richard. 

1828. Dec. 23. A 74. Divorce from his wife Rosa Turnell. who eloix 
with another man. Court record of Accomac court. Rejected. 

Henderson, Littleton R. 

1828. Dec. 23. A 75. Refunding of $50 with interest, paid for fr< 
negro, Jim Outten, in sale of free negroes in Accomac in 182 
Outten sued and maintained his freedom in the suit Petitioner coi 
plains that a former petition was rejected because of an untr 
rumor that he was a negro speculator. Accompanying certlflcai 
Bill drawn. 


1831. A 76. Grant of license to William Paramour, Jr., and John C 
tis to run a boat once a week from lands of Raymond Riley 
Chesconnessex Creek to Norfolk, via Old Point or Hampton, with 
elusive privileges. Wm. E. Bevans, T. W. Bagby, Geo. W. CropI 
Peter Blodes, Saml. Watson and 46 others. Accompanying do 
ment. Bill reported. 

White, Samuel C. 

1831. Dec. 17. A 77. License to run a packet from Onancock to M 
folk, as packet lately run from Pungoteague to Norfolk hsis stopi> 
Levin S. Joynes. John Curtis, Wm. Tee, W. E. Beavans and 18 othe 

Inhabitants of Chincoteague Island. 

1833. Jan. 30. A 78. Amendment of oyster law, so as to allow sale 
oysters taken ofT island to "shallopers." Inhabitants' livelihood i 
pends on this industry. Joshua Carter, mark, John Days, mai 
Parker Days, mark, James S. Dunton, Joshua Whealton, William 
Lewis and 72 others. Referred. 


1834. Jan. 25. A 79. Permission for persons who transplant oysters 
waters covering their own land, to sell the same in foreign as w- 
as in home markets. Thos. Ashby, William T. Custis. Reported. 

JoTNEs, John G. 

1834. Dec. 3. A 80. Refunding of $117.45, paid by him in a suit in« 
tuted by Littleton R. Henderson for recovery of purchase price 
free negro, Jim Outten. sold by overseers of the poor, of whom < 
petitioner was one, in 1826. Court record of Outten's case. Reast 


Pabker, Henbt p. 

1835. Dec. 15. A 81. Petitioner bought Samuel C. White's right to run 
a line of two packets from Onancock to Norfolk ; finds he cannot run 
two packets without pecuniary loss; asks to be. allowed to rnn one 
boat instead. Levin Joynes. Jno. W. Curtis. William Bagwell, Thos. 
H. Bayly, James H. Dix. Reasonable. 

^aKEB. Henby p. 

1S37. Jan. 23. A 82. Restoration of privileges under act providing for 
two packets from Onancock to Norfolk, which petitioner inadver- 
tently forfeited by cancelling his bond. He thought that grant of 
permission to run one packet instead of two was a new act requiring 
a new bond and not an amendment to the former act. Reasonable. 


1837. March 22. A 83. Act enabling petitioner to establish ferry from 
Pungoteague Creek to Norfolk, Portsmouth and Hampton, as packet 
from Onancock to Norfolk has been abandoned on account of bar 
in harbor. Referred, 

Patty, freed by Catharine Coward. 

1838. Jan. 2. A 84. Permission to remain in State because of faithful 
services and good character. Henry A. Wise, Wm. R. Curtis, Ed- 
ward T. Bayly, John C. Wise, William P. Moore and 17 others. Bill 

'^DEgHiix. Thomas. 
1838. Jan. 6. A 85. Petitioner, having purchased Henry P. Parker's 
right to run a ferry from Onancock to Norfolk, asks permission to 
change line from Onancock to Pungoteague Creek. Levin L. Joynes, 
Sr., Bagwell it Tyler, Bagwell & Loffand, John Finner and 13 others. 

1838. Jan. 6. A 86. Permission for Solomon, freed by the will of 
Elizabeth Wharton, to remain in State. Thomas Kelly, Archabel 
Barnes, Richard Savage, Zadock Nocke. Littleton Gordon, Littleton 
Walker and 36 others. Referred. 


^^8. Jan. 13. A 87. Permission for Isaac, manumitted by Purnel O. 
Outten, to remain in State because of his good character and his use- 
fulness as manager of W. Abbott's farm. David Watts, Henry C. 
Holt, Edmond R. Allen, John H. Custis, Robt N. Williams and 75 
others. Rejected. 


1838. Jan. 13. A 88. Permission for John, freed by will of William 
Mathews, to remain in State. David Brodwater, Alexander Ling, 
Janle H. White, Edmond G. Godwin, Samuel Harman and 90 others. 

1838. Feb. 5. A 89. Act prohibiting hucksters from doing business in 
vicinity of religious meetings. William Bagwell, Stephen Hopkins, 
J. 8. Bagwell, Wm. Revell, James Poulson and 37 others. Reason- 


Children of late Robert Cuppen. 

1838. Nov. 27. A 90. Grant to them of estate of deceased halfbrot 
Ambrose Alvin Melyin, willed him by Robert Cuppen. All of < 
pen's children are illegitimate, but are the best heirs to be foi 
Maria Onley, Nancy Jones, Blizabeth Tarr. Copy of Cuppen's 
and a certificate. 

Reed, Richd. S. 

1840. Jan. 7. A 91. Refunding of money paid in purchase of a nc 
William, freed by Charles Ewell and sold by Thomas Lillif 
deputy sherifT. in 1839. William has escaped from the State. L 
Joynes, Sr., Bdward O. Finney and 18 others. Reported, 


1840. March 3. A 92. Submission to the counties of the questioi 
granting or withholding liquor licenses.* Wm. Lee, Jno. D. T 
Wm. J. Taylor, Littleton Lucas and 8 others. Duplicate peti 
signed by William Laws, Nathaniel Bird and 25 others. Lai6 


1840. Dec. 7. A 93. Amendment of law regulating hauling and set 
of seines in Accomac County. James C. Adams, Wm. Middle 
Wm. Ward, James Lewis Parker and 72 others. Referred. 

Inhabitants of Chincoteague Island. 

1841. Jan. 14. A 94. Repeal of law of 1839 prohibiting the haulin: 
seines from Apr. 1 to Sept. 1 in Accomac, in so far as it cone 
Chincoteague Island. Timothy Hill, Selby Louis, James Jones, 
tleton Williams. James Jester and 62 others. Referred, 


1842. Jan. 8. A 95. Election of a Judge to fill the place of A. P. 
shur,* appointed Secretary of the Navy. Edward L. Bayly, Tha 
Savage, Henry P. Parker, Sam. C. White, John C. W. Scott an 
others. Bill drawn. 


1842. Jan. 14. A 96. Prohibition of the catching of terrapins In 1 
mac and Northampton between May 1 and October 15, and the 
ing of terrapin eggs at any time. Terrapins are in need of pr 
tion. Thomas P. Cops, Thomas Nock, Wm. Middleton, L. S. Jo 
and 178 others. Bill reported. 


1842. March 8. A 97. Vacancy in 21st brigade, caused by appointi 
of Gen. T. H. Bayly to supply the place of Judge Abel P. Ups 
should be filled by a man in actual commission and not below 
rank of captain. Wm. J. Warner, John Savage, Thos. T. Croi 
Peter F. Brown, John E. Wise and 66 others. Laid on table. 

•The active temperance proj>a(?anda started in Vin^nia about 1830. 
•Killed in the explosion on the "Princeton," on February 28, 1846. 



1843. Jan. 11. A 98. Act requiring free negroes in Accomac who sell 
produce to show certificate of two housekeepers that produce was 
honestly obtained, and providing penalties for sellers who do not 
show certificates and for purchasers who buy without demanding to 
Bee them. This law is necessary on account of large amount of 
stolen produce sold by free negroes." Thos. R. Joynes, Jas. H. Dix, 
Mease Smith, John Curtis and 123 others. Referred. 

Offlcera of 2nd Regiment, Virginia Militia. 

1843. Jan. 16. A 99. Repeal of the law compelling the officers to train 
at Court House of county, and appointment of a more central polttt. 
R, T. Ames, Captain; W. A. Kellam, Capt; Mitchell W. West, Major: 
Thomas H. Kellam, Col.; William Kellam, Lieut. Referred, 


1843. Feb. 21. A 100. Permission for Lewis S. Snead and Nathl. Top- 
ping to run a packet from Pungoteague to Norfolk, York and Hamp- 
ton, under the same terms allowed the lines formerly chartered for 
that purpose. L. L. Joynes, Leyin James, Kealey W. Benson. Thos. 
W. Bagwell, James L. Poulson. Referred, 


1843. Feb. 27. A 101. Change of the quarterly term of court for Acco- 
mac, held in August, to the last Monday in July; and of that for 
Northampton, held in September, to the second Monday in August 
Wm. P. Bayly, J. J. Allworth, E. P. Pitts, Jno. W. Parker. Revell 
West. Referred. 

Mapp, Geo. S., James H. Habbison A John H. Chandleb. 

1844. Feb. 7. A 102. Permission to run a ferry from Pungoteague to 
Norfolk and other places, under the charter granted to Lewis L. 
Snead and Nathaniel Topping, said Snead and Topping having with- 
drawn their boat Geo. P. Scarburg, Sam. C. White, J. J. Ailworth, 
Wm. P. Bayley, E. P. Pittd. Referred. 

^1 RiCHABD S. 

1S44. A 103. Return of purchase price of a negro, William. Negro 
was sold to petitioner by sheriff, but ran off to New York and is a 
total loss. George W. Bundick, John Arlington, Teddy Littleton, 
Lewis S. Snead, Wm. S. Custis. 


^^45. Jan. 7. A 104. Permission for Peter Snead, negro emancipated 
by will of his master, Tully Snead, to live in State. John R. Drum- 
mond, Edward Genoty, Wm. Gardiner, Thomas West, Charles Booth. 
">i*tHiLL, Thomas. 

1845. Jan. 11. A 105. Pajrment for services during the last war. Peti- 
tioner did more duty than any other man in Accomac and saved 
Pungoteague harbor from being sacked by the enemy, was an artil- 
lery lieutenant and contributed $38 worth of provisions. Laid on 

^■* ^ the retsons for the exclusion of free negroes from the State. 



1845. Jan. 28. A 106. Petition for Richard Chandler, free negro, 
live in the county. John D. Tyler, Stephen Hopkins, David 
Chandler, William Lee, James Carmiss. Referred, 


1845. Dec. 8. A 107. Laws for the protection of oysters are inadeqaa 
Petitioners ask that the compensation of officers enforcing the la^ 
he increased and that each person summoned he remunerate 
Thomas Johnson, Samuel Negrel, George Rew, Isaia Johnson, Thom 
May. Referred, 


1847. Jan. 7. A 108. Repeal or modification of act prohibiting oyst 
dredging by vessels owned and commanded by citizens of count 
Thomas Gray, William Johnson, B. Blackston, James L. Palnw 
John R. Boggs. 

Residents of Chincoteague. 

1847. Feb. 16. A 109. Change of the place of holding elections fro 
the house of Selby Lewis to that of William Sharply. John She 
rard, William T. Watson, Elia Lewis, Jas. Blades and John Thor 
ton. Reasonable, 


1847. Feb. 23. A 110. Act prohibiting the use of drags, dredges ai 
all other instruments except tongs in oyster-dredging. Major Bai 
John D. Lewis, Lewis S. Barnes, Wm. O. Riley, Samuel L. Lewis. 


1847. Feb. 23. A 111. Protest against passage of proposed act perm 
ting dredging of oysters in Accomac waters. Petitioners are IK> 
men, dependent upon fishing and oystering for a living, and dred 
ing would injure them. David Sparrow, Samuel Lankford, Sylvest 
J. Marshall. Harvey Johnson, William Cheser, Athommes Taylor ^ 
95 others. Duplicate with 129 names. 


1848. Feb. 23. A 112. Request for two elections, one to be held at G^ 
ford, the other at Woodlane. James Northam. O. W. Godwin, * 
phen Marshall, Meshach Fisher. Referred. 

Citizens Opposed to Division of County. 

1848. Mar. 1. A 113. Holding of two separate elections, one to 
held at Woodlane. the other at Guilford. Littleton Ayers. San) 
Hickman. Hy. P. Littleton, Jno. Colona, Jno. A. Bundick. Referr 


1848. Mar. 2. A 114. Act prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liqu 
to free negroes. Thos. R. Joynes. Jas. H. Dix. William Parker, Le" 
Gray. Louis C. H. Finney. Referred. 


1848. Dec. 11. A 115. Division of county. Resolution of Inquiry, a 
polls at Bloxum. Pungoteague and Mapps accompanying. Referr 



1848. Dec. 18. A 116. Protest by petitioners living in proposed new 
county against the passage of law for creation of the county. James 
Fletcher, George L. Moore, Jarvis Hoge, Sr., John Mears, James 
Fox and 21 others. 


1849. Jan. 4. A 117. Petitioners did not vote upon question of divid- 
ing county, and now pray that an act for its division may be passed. 
John Humphrey, Jno. W. Mathews, Geo. E. Marshall, James Hen- 
derson, Samuel M. Matthews and 22 others. 

1849. Jan. 6. A 118. Same as A 117. Henry J. Rawley. Edward Ewell. 
Ben. F. Darby, Aquila Townsend and 3 others. Duplicate 1, with 9 
names. Duplicate 2, with 44 names. Referred, 

1849. Jan. 8. A 119. Petitioners residing in new county proposed by 
division of Accomac remonstrate against division. Many and good' 
reasons why county should not be divided. A. T. Diz, Jno. B. Bur- 
ton, G. W. Powell and 21 others. 

1849. Jan. 8. A 120. Petitioners residing in part of Accomac proposed 
for new county remonstrate against division. Many reasons given 
for no division; new public buildings would be expensive; there 
would be uncertainty as to whereabouts of court records, etc. Zad- 
well Mason, Wm. Mason, Samuel Silverthorn, Jolin T. Custis, John B. 
Grayson and 87 others. Referred. 

1849. Jan. 8. A 121. Same as A 120. John E. Wise, William H. Rew, 
Jno. H. Hickman, Geo. W. Bundick, Richard Bundick and 72 others. 
?rote9t 2, signed with 25 names. Poll book. Protest 3, signed by 
Tally Littleton, William Kellam, Geo. W. Scarbrough, John C. Hall, 
Gillette Marshall and 33 others. DupZtcate^— Sam. Taylor, Wm. Sil- 
▼erthoms, David Mason, John Justis and 22 others. Duplicate — 
Major J. Lewis, Archibald Annis, Samuel Lewis John, William Tay- 
lor and 9 others. Duplicate — Samuel Kilmon, Charles Kilmon, Gilly 
Thoms, Ramos F. Lewis, John D. Parks and 50 others. Duplicate — 
James S. White. Meshack Mears, George Parks, John Copes, Charles 
Bwell and 8 others. Duplicate — ^James T. Nelson, John R. Dawty, 
Enoch Reed, John C. Grinnals, Aser Lilliston and George Tignal. 
Duplicate — ^Robert Colebum, Thomas Parramore, Elish Bull, Wm. 
Bloxom, Nathaniel Fasque and 17 others. Duplicate — John F. Cole- 
bum. James W. Parramore, James Walker, Thomas Milliner and 7 


1849. Jan. 26. A 122. Those not voting at election ask for passage 
of law dividing county. John S. Jones, Wm. Jones, Levin White, 
George W. Blake, Robert Corbin and 15 others. Notice of intention 
to petition Assembly to divide county, giving the boundary lines. 
Subscription list for erecting public buildings in event of division 


of county. Richard Conquest, James H. Fletcher, BenJ. 61addin& 
Thomas Slocome, John T. Fletcher, John D. White, W. 8. Bjrt. 
Petition against division. John D. Tyler, Perry A. Leatherbaiy, ] 
Benjamin D. Wise, John R. Watson and 5 others. Duplicate signei < 
by O. W. Bell, George Mears, Lorenzo D. Bell, Robin Bell, Jamei 
W. Bell and 16 others. Duplicate signed by Tully A. T. JoynM^ 
John W. Chandler, William Jones. William Pane, Tully B. Scott an* 
31 others. Duplicate signed by William Parramore, Jack W. RoHk 
Sylvester H. Davis, Burton Henderson, S. F. Revell and 25 othen. 
Duplicate signed by B. Topping, Lucien Gray, John R. Ayers and 2S 
others. Vote of county for and against division. Petition sgaiMt 
division. Thos. Littleton, George R. West, Samuel Owens, Wm. 
Coxton and 9 others. Duplicate signed by W. W. Creek Mare, Jamei 
Lilleston, Isaac Lilleston, William D. Groten, Wm. Gunter and 21 

1849. Dec. 6. A 123. Request that purchase price of negro, Williafli 
Ewell, sold to Richard S. Rew by court, be refunded. The negro 
has run ofT and is therefore a total loss. E. C. Pitt, Jno. S. Dl* 
Thos. T. L. Snead, Noah R. Collins, H. R. Parks and 135 others 
Copy of court record. Certificate of deputy sheriff, Thos. Littletaf 
Account of sale of free negro. Referred. 


1850. Jan. 17. A 124. Request that no change be made in ojrster la^ 
so as to permit dredging. Shalmanesee Davis, John Shrivers, Alfre 
B. Finney, James Landing, James Parker and 74 others. Referred 


1850. Jan. 21. A 125. Request that no change be made in the la*^ 
passed for protection of oysters so as to permit dredging. Dav£ 
Taylor, John H. Wessels, Samuel Young, Samuel E. Taylor, and > 
others. Referred, 


1850. Feb. 8. A 126. Request that no change be made in the laws t9 
protection of oysters. Thos. Northam. Henry Davis, William Mas 
shal, William S. Knight, John Reed and 38 others. Duplicate signer 
by Parker Miles, George Crocket, John Miles, Revel I. Lewis, Ben 
Jamin Jenkins and 51 others. Referred, 


1850. Feb. 25. A 127. Act authorizing a separate election to be beU 
at the store of Littleton A. Hinman. John J. Blackstone, L. I. Bel^ 
Thomas T. Cropper. W. A. C. Ellis, L. Gray, and 76 others. Referred 

1850. A 128. Notice of application for formation of new county. Da^ 
Wallop. Edward W. Taylor. Jas. W. Custis. List of voters at MapP 
Chincoteague. Bloxom. Pungoteague and Accomac Court-house. 


1851. Jan. 15. A 129. Remonstrance against any change in dredgf < 
law. except such an alteration as will authorise the seizure of r^ 
sels caught in act of dredging. William Mears, John E. Bundle? 

Severn Bloxom, Wul H. Singleton, Thos. Kelly and 26 others. Du^ 


Hcate signed by Redell Fisher, Edward Trader, Henry Trader, Henry 
Night, Rich. Summer and 24 others. Duplicate signed by Levin 
Cove. A. T. Dix, Wm. T. Cove, Edw. J. Young, Jno. H. Hichman and 
134 others. Citizens ask passage of law to more effectually prevent 
dredging. William O. Riley, Wm. Powell, John B. Hinman, E. R. 
Leatherbury, Wm. W. Churn and 85 others. Duplicate signed by 
Sam. D. Drummond, E. R. Leatherbury, O. P. Drummond, J. H. 
Parks. Jno. C. Hall and 29 others. Duplicate signed by Henry Hall, 
Jr.. Robert Marshall, Robert T. Hall, Levin Christopher, Savage 
Copere and 90 others. 

NEs, Wm. p. 

1851. Jan. 21. A 130. Praying to be released from payment of fine, 
which he incurred for petty misdemeanor in connection with a dis- 
agreement with his wife. Rejected. 


1851. Jan. 21. A 131. Establishment of an election precinct at store 
house of Littleton A. Hinman. Littleton A. Hinman, Henry F. 
Ewell. Thos. R. Clayton and 28 others. Referred, 

ixens of Tangier Island. 
1851. Feb. 1. A 132. Establishment of election precinct on the island 
at the house of John Thomas. Lewis Crocket. Geo. Evans. Major 
S. Crocket. William Die and 41 others. 

1851. Feb. 8. A 133. Act to amend and alter the law regulating sein- 
ing, so as to permit hauling of seines at all times of the year. 
George D. Wise, Levin Fox. George W. Wilkins, Saml. J. White, 
Richard Hickman and 107 others. 

W^n.WlLUAM W. 

1851. Feb. 10. A 134. Request that his name be changed to John Ar- 
lington, as terms of his uncle's will require this. Copy of John 
Arlington's will. Referred, 

1851. Feb. 14. A 135. Act prohibiting taking of terrapins below a cer- 
tain specified size in Accomac waters. John M. Whealton, Wm. 
Whealton, John Lewis, Randal Mason and 16 others. Referred, 


1852. Feb. 18. A 136. Request that the free negroes be permitted to re- 
main in the county, and be compelled to hire themselves out by the 
year, those failing to do so to be hired by a commissioner. John S. 
Robins, Jas. T. Johnson, James B. Thomas, Thomas Drummond, 
Jno. P. Hill and 22 others. Certificate of Walters ft Jones. 


1S52. Feb. 18. A 137. Request that free negroes be permitted to remain 
in county and that they be compelled to hire themselves out by the 
year. If they fail to do so. they should be hired out by a commis- 
rioner. T. W. Darbee, T. Savage, Jno. H. Allen, Henry W. Taylor, 
James R. Whealton and 12 others. 


Citizens of Chincoteague Island. 

1852. Mar. 6. A. 138. Establishment of separate free school disti 
the island. John A. Whealton, Wm. Whealton, George CI 
John Tarr, William Jones and 52 others. Referred, 


1852. Mar. 11. A 139. Passage of an act to prevent dredgii 
oysters, or an act to enforce laws already in existence. Lk 
Drummond, Benj. W. Twiford, Asa Tayler. George Mear 
Charles Booth and 45 others. Referred, 


1852. Mar. 20. A 140. Act to enforce laws already in existent 
remonstrance against passage of law to permit dredging. li 
Littleton, David Taylor, Samuel Silverthorn, Thos. J. Gri: 
Edwin Wessels and 105 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Saxe's Island. 

1852. Apr. 17. A 141. Establishment of a district free school. 
Marshall, Jno. H. Mills, Parker Mills, Dennard Marshall an< 
Linton. Referred, 


1852. Apr. 23. A 142. Enforcement of laws in existence i 
dredging and the provisioning of vessels in waters of count] 
the right to arrest any person found violating laws of the 
James B. White. Lewis D. Drummond, Edward Gunter, S. A 
Jno. W. Adair and 295 others. Referred. 


1852. May 17. A 143. Permission for free negroes to remain 
county, and appointment of commissioners to hire them ou 
ward O. Finney. N. B. Lecato, Richard Walters, William P. G 
Nathl. I. Lecato and 112 others. Referred. 


1853. Jan. 10. A 144. Repeal of act prohibiting shells from 
taken from Matchapungo Creek. Thoe. C. Bunting, A. G. I 
Wm. P. Gofflngan. Geo. H. Bell. Nathaniel B. Lecato and 36 ot 

Citizens, District No. 1. 

1853. Jan. 25. A 145. An election upon question of the establif 
of a free school. Jas. M. Sa\'age, Custis Willis. Abel Mears, J« 
Tatio. Abel P. Twiford and 37 others. Duplicate with 41 


1853. Feb. 10. A 146. Law governing and regulating free negrt 
lation in the county. B. M. Bird, James McCreedy. Edward 
Janie Taylor and 7 others. Duplicate signed by Richard Fl 
Geo, E. Croswell. Robert A. Corbin. Edward A. Staut, Ro 
Staut and 2S others. 

Voters of County. 

1S54. A 147. Law prohibiting the sale or barter of any intox 
liquors. Law to be submitted to voters," Edward J. Toung, 
T. Melson. Phillip Kennard. Jas. H, Parks, Saml. W. Powell a 

*W>|«** <i* fhi* |»«Citk«i *Ai»>^ in fnyn nvan,* to«ntio< 


Others. Duplicate signed by Wm. H. Singleton, Wm. fe. Jacobs, Wm. 
Laws, Charles Ewell, Robt. W. Williams. Duplicate signed by Wil- 
liam Mason, Charles Belvat, John Hargls, Jr., George Elott, John E. 
Lewis and 106 others. 

PoiLsox. Edmund J. 

1859. Dec. 28. A. 148. Release to petitioner of Commonwealth's claim 
or interest, such as it may have, in a parcel of land known as Tail- 
gier Beach, lying on the south of Tangier Island. Referred. 


1S60. Jan. 11. A 149. Act prohibiting the use of traps in catching wild 
fowl. John W. Chandler, Benjamin T. Parks, George S. Nock, Ed- 
ward T. Nock, Elijah T. Hoggs and 53 others. 

^ITTS. E. P. 

1862. Mar. 13. A 150. Printed address to the people of Accomac and 
Northampton. He declares that the taking of his family to Mary- 
land for their health has been seized upon by his enemies as the 
occasion of an attack upon him. He is not intriguing with Lincoln; 
has never seen him. Extract from Accomac court record, stati^ig 
that Pitts was indicted for leaving the judicial district over which 
he presided in time of war, but indictment was quashed. Letter 
from Pitts to General Assembly protesting against action being in- 
stituted against him. 



1774. A 1C2. Praying that a ferry be established on the Rivanna and 
Fluvanna rivers. David Stapler, Thomas Bayles, Wm. Martin, Sr., 
Robt. Parslay, Thos. Goode and 116 others. Duplicate signed by Wm. 
Pace. Thomas Harrison, John Ware, John Overstreet, Thomas Lilley 
and 94 others. Reasonable. 

1777. May 12. A 163. Division of county, line to run from western- 
most point on Louisa line to the lower edge of Scott's ferry. W. 
Henry, J. Burton, George Duncan, Wm. Oglesby, Wilson Miles Cary 
and 127 others. Reasonable. 
Inhabitante of Charlottesville. 

1779. May 15. A 164. Praying that a limited time be given certain 
citizens to improve neglected lots; failing to do this, the lots to be 
sold to such as are willing to improve them. Samuel Taliaferro, 
Micajah Chiles, Benj. Coliard, J. W. Jones, Richd. Harvie and 6 
others. Referred. 

1779. Oct 4. A 165. Act requiring purchasers of western lands to settle 
a free white man on every 400 or 500 acres, or forfeit title. It is not 
just to poor inhabitants that they should defend county against In- 
dians for benefit of rich land monopolists. Mask Leak, R. Daven* 
port, Nath. Garland, John Wharton, Robert Harris, John Melton and 
118 others. 


Walkrb, THO&fAS, Jr. 

Oct. 23. A 166. Manumission of William Beck, mulattx) slave. He ^ 
property of Major Thomas Meriwether and was purchased by p 
tioner for £70. He served with his master under Col. Charles Le 
in several campaigns. He has bought his freedom from petitioi: 
Bill drawn. 

Officers guarding Convention Troops." 

1780. June 12. A1G7. Request that they be allowed privileges 
troops in other service. Petitioners have served 16 months and hi 
received only part of one-half year's clothing; consequently tl 
are in a distressed condition. They believe the Legislature never 
tended to make distinctions between guards, troops in contineD 
service, or marching regiments, and ask to be refunded past d 
ciencies and furnished with present necessities. Fras. Taylor, C( 
John Roberts, Maj.; James Burton, Capt.; Thos. Porter, Capt; 
Burnley. Capt; James Purvis, Capt.; John Taylor, Ldeut.; Ric 
Paulett, Lieut.; William Slaughter, Ensn.; Jesse Paulett, Ens 
Saml. O. Pettus. Ensn.; Wro. Kennedy. Qm. Reported retuonahle 


1780. Nov. 18. A 168. Protest against bill for regulating deprec 
tion»" of paper money by price of tobacco at different times. If 1 
had gone into effect when depreciation began, neither debtors i 
creditors would have been injured, but people have been trading 
view of depreciation. To enforce payment of old debts in gold a 
silver at this time, would be an intolerable grievance. John Huds* 
Alexander Gordon. Thos. Stockton. Charles Smith. Fulton Woods* 
John Smith and 75 others. To lie on fable. 


1782. June 11. A 169. In behalf of officers and soldiers of the n 
ment of guards at Albemarle barracks, the petitioner prajrs that 
depreciation of their pay in paper money may be made good. 
J<NynT« John. 

1782. June 11. A 170. Compensation for damage to his house, done 
fitting It for use of the Legislature at May senlon. 17S1. Refen 

Bkfce. Rich.\rik Deputy Sheriff. 

1783. Nov. 27. A 171. Petitioner started to Richmond on Jnly 
1783. with balance of taxes for 1782 In cash warrants and hen 
but he was taken 111 on road and did not reach Richmond m 
Angnst, when Treasurer refused to receive tender because time ^ 
orerdue. Petitioner asks that taxes may be received. Affidavit 
Richard Brace. Reasonable, 

Lkwts. Nicholas. 

17S5. Oct-2S. A 172. Establishment of ferry across the Rlvai 
River from his land to the land of Martin Key. Agreement of M 
tin Key. Reasamable, 

'^Hcnimr. 10. p. 4Tt. 


EFf EBsox, Thomas, ft Thomas Walkeb. 
1785. Nov. 14. A 173. Ashford Hughes and others obtained an order 
of council, May 7, 1748, for 10,000 acres of land. Peter Jefferson, 
father of petitioner, purchased the land for himself, Thomas Merrl- 
weather, David Merriweather and the petitioner, Thomas Walker. 
Thomas Walker purchased the shares of Thomas and David Merri- 
weather. The land was surveyed in 1753-54. The petitioner, 
Thomas Walker, being agent for the Loyal Company and for the 
above mentioned parties, expected the determination of the Court of 
Appeals in favor of the Loyal and Greenbrier companies. The Regis- 
ter would have received the latters' surveys also, but when they were 
handed him by Thomas Walker he was of opinion that he could not 
receive them without the approbation of your honorable house. Pe- 
tioners pray that the Register be empowered to renew surveys and 
that the county surveyors be authorized to re-survey several tracts 
of land. 

17S7. Nov. 3. A 174. Emission of paper money. Paper will depreciate 
a little, but that is better than for the mass of the people to become 
servants of the rest. Protest against the Installment Act, providing 
for payment of British and other debts with interest Hugh R. Mor- 
ris, Jacob Alford, Joseph Claybrook, William Grayson, John Mills, 
Henry Wood and 170 others. Referred, 

'EsiaL, Chiles, Bennett Henderson, Chables L. Lewis, Wm. Clark, and 
Jacob Oglesby. 
1788. Oct. 31. A 175. Petitioners are securities of John Marks, sheriff, 
for 1786 and 1787. John Marks, farmed out office of sheriff, and 
later moved to Georgia. According to recent act,'* only sheriffs can 
sell land for taxes. Many lands have not paid taxes for 1786 and 
1787, and no person can enforce payment. Petitioners will have to 
make good this deficiency, and, therefore, ask that deputy sheriff be 
empowered to Sell lands for collection. Reported, 

^. JOHK. 

^7S9. Oct. 28. A 176. Establishment of a tobacco inspection at Scott's 
Ferry. An inspection is needed between Columbia and Warminster, 
and his ferry, eight miles below mouth of Ballenger's Creek, is 
proper place. Petition of citizens of Albemarle asking for an in- 
spection at Scott's Ferry, with six signatures. Rejected, 


1789. Oct 28. A 177. Tobacco, flour and hemp inspection at Scott's 
Ferry. John Coles, Jno. Old, James Anderson, Joseph Walters, 
Thomas Berriey, James Moose and 70 others. . Duplicate with 77 

*^t puNd OQ Januvy 7, 1788. Hening, 12, p. 564. 


Inhabitants of Albemarle, Amherst and Buckingham. 

1789. Nov. 2. A 178. Establishment of a tobacco inspection at m£ 

of Ballenger's Creek on James River. J. Shelton, Thomas Child 

Robert Page, Nathan Crawford, Wm. Harris, Thomas Ewers ancf 

otliers. Duplicate with 82 names. Referred. 
Nicholas, Wilson. 

1789. Nov. 9. A 179. Establishment of ferry on Fluvanna River fi 

petitioner's land in Albemarle to John Hardy's land in Buckingh. 

Inhabitants of Albemarle, Amherst and Buckingham. 

1789. Nov. 14. A 180. Establishment of tobacco inspection at Ball 
ger's Creek on James River. John Wharton, Shiler Harris, Wal 
Leak, William Hamner, Fielding Snow, Henry Harris and 
others. Duplicate 1 with 151 names. Duplicate 2 with 132 nan 
Duplicate 3 with 57 names. Referred. 

JouiTT, John. 

1790. Oct. 21. A 181. Addition to the town of Charlottesville ol 
tract of land belonging to petitioner and well situated for a part 
town. Reported. 

Marsuall. Richard. 

1790. Oct. 25. A 182. Aid from the State. Petitioner was a soldier 
the Virginia line and received a dangerous wound at Camden 
1781, which has incapacitated him for work. Six certificates of ^ 
shall's service. Reported. 


1790. Nov. 6. A 183. Establishment of a lottery to raise money 
pay for damages incurred in building a road from Rockfish Gap 
Scott's Ferry. This will prevent cost from falling upon people 
county. Christopher Wingfield, Chas. Hudson, R. E. Hendew 
Jesse Wood, John Key, Martin Key and James Key. Reported. 


1790. Nov. 6. A 184. Tobacco, flour and hemp inspection at Sco 
Ferry. Petitioners were denied this last session and an inspect 
was established at Ballenger's Creek. But Scott's Ferry is t 
place for one, as it is near Rockfish Gap. has convenient site 
warehouses and is at lower extremity of the good land in cou 
Also the proprietor, John Scott, is willing to build warehot 
Absolom McQuerry, Chas. Hudson, Robert Parry, Henry Gan 
David Wash, Charles McGehee and 40 others. Duplicate 1, '^ 
106 names. Duplicate 2, with 47 names. Duplicate 3, with 
names. Duplicate 4, with 7 names. Two affidavits, list of comml 
of privileges and election, and report of committee. Reported. 


1790. A 185. Tobacco, flour and hemp inspection at Scott's Ferry, 
spection was established at Ballenger's Creek, but Scott's Ferr; 
a much better site. With a map. J. Turner Hamner, Charles W 
field, Jr., John Carr, Jos. Martin, Edward Carter, Richardson H 
ner and 40 others. 


Hamner, Nicholas, & Clifton Gabland. 

1791. Oct. 31. A 186. Petitioners, tobacco inspectors at Nicholas's 
Warehouse, ask that their salary be raised from £40. Inspection was 
not opened until last December, but since that time petitioners have 
inspected 900 hogsheads of tobacco. Rejected, 


1792. Oct 10. A 187. Tobacco inspection at Scott's Ferry. Bill for 
inspection passed House, but was rejected in Senate. Ferry is sit- 
uated between Columbia and Warminster at lower end of Albe- 
marle, where warehouses have stood for nearly 40 years. Petition- 
ers are not accommodated by warehouses at Ballenger's Creek. 
Henry Hamner, George Halton, Abraham Warwick, William Spence. 
Wm. Wingfleld, Jeremiah Hamner and 23 others. Duplicate 1, with 
144 names. Duplicate 2, with 19 names. Number of hogsheads of 
tobacco raised by each man accompanies the name. 

Bruce, Richabd. 

1792. Oct. 11. A 188. Petitioner was deputy sherifT in 1782 and 1783. 
He had smallpox and was prevented from completing his collection 
and thereby was forced to pay tax balance out of his pocket. He 
asks to be allowed to recover from persons owing him taxes. 
BuBCH. Judith. 

1792. Oct. 10. A 189. Grant of arrears of pay due her late husband, 
David Epperson, of the Virginia Continental line. Four certificates. 
Thomas, Michaei., Late Sheriff. 

1792. Oct 13. A 190. Remission of damages incurred for failure to 
pay balance of taxes for 1789. Petitioner has now discharged Judg- 
ment obtained against him with costs. Rejected. 
CiLMORE, George, Late SherifT. 

1792. Oct 16. A 191. Remission of damages incurred by failure to pay 
small balance of taxes of 1788. Petitioner has paid principal, interest 
and costs. Reported, 

^HAN, James, ft Richabd Wood. 

1793. Oct 26. A 192. Payment for 4,707 lbs. of beef. The beeves were 
delivered at the Albemarle barracks on October 20, 1780, for the use 
of the British prisoners. John Thomas, commissary at barracks, 
gave receipt for beef. The receipt. Reported. 

Kkt, John. 

1793. Oct 30. A 193. Act divesting petitioner's children of title to 
tract of land in Goochland and vesting title in Hezekiah Puryear, 
who has bought it Thomas Ford, father of petitioner's wife, left 
land to three sisters, who divided it, but Puryear does not think 
title sufficiently clear. 

RoDW. David. 

1793. Nov. 2. A 194. Petitioner attended sale of estates of Robert 
Baine, Donald Scott and Co. and John Lidderdale in 1779 as a com- 
missioner appointed by the governor and council to superintend and 
control the escheator. He now asks some compensation. 



1793. Nov. 2. A 195. Establishment of ferry on Rivanna River at : 
ton. Tobacco inspection there receives 500 or 800 hogsheadf 
tobacco per annum. Ferry is to run from town commons to Tho 
Mann Randolph's land. Harwood Bacon, William Kerby, Ja 
Spears, Johnson Rose, John Watson, John Sandidge and 46 otl 
Randolph's certificate of consent. Reported. 

Oakland, Clifton, & Samuel SnFXxoN. 

1793. Nov. 5. A 196. Petitioners, inspectors at Nicholas's Wareh< 
ask increase of salary from £40. Probably 1,200 or 1,500 hogsta 
of tobacco will be received annually. Reported. 


1794. Nov. 24. A 197. Appointment of trustees to take the place oi 
dead trustees, appointed in 1764 to clear Rivanna River and ke 
open and to receive subscriptions therefor. Meeting of six* is n 
sary to elect others, and some are dead and some gone away. ] 
ard Durrett, Horsley Goodman, W. Wardlaw. Stuard Orvens, N 
las Lewis, Wm. Woods and 164 others. Reported. 

Clabke, John. 

1794. Nov. 25. A 198. Pay for services of his son, Benajah Clark 

private in Regiment of Guards at the Albemarle barracks, and 

doctor's attendance on son. Reasonable. 

1794. Nov. 25. A 199. Change of day for holding court from the 
ond Thursday to the first Monday in each month. John Key, Sj 
Key, Berry Brown, John Carr and 111 others. Reasonable. 

Brown, Oglesby T. 

1795. Nov. 24. A 200. Inspector of tobacco at Henderson's Wareh 
asks for an additional compensation for his services. Reasonal 

1795. Nov. 24. A 201. Tobacco inspectors at Warren's Warehouse, 
crease of pay. Reasonable. 
Lewis, Howkll. 

1795. Nov. 25. A 202. Petitions for bounty in land for his fa 
Charles Lewis. He was one of the first citizens of the Com 
wealth to take up arms against Great Britain, was at the head 
company of volunteers, and then was appointed to the commai 
a regiment of minute men. When his services were no longer 
ed in that field he was sent against the Cherokees. On his retui 
was appointed to the command of the 14th Va. Regiment In 
the care of a large family forced him to resign. He was afterv 
appointed to command a regiment destined to guard the Convei 
troops at the barracks in Albemarle and died in that service, 
ruary 26, 1779. Reported. 

1795. Nov. 25. A 203. Act establishing a town on James River a' 
mouth of Ballenger's Creek, to be known by the name of Wa 
John Steele. Jerahmiah Coates. Clifton Garland and 28 others. 



1798. Dec. 24. A 204. Though civil government is a "most powerful 
instrument for procuring safety and happiness to men collected in 
large societies/' yet civil officers are prone to use their powers for 
oppression. People are safest depositories of power and should 
elect their own officers. "Honest ignorance is better than perverted 
science." Jurors should be chosen by lot from citizens of every 
precinct. This system would afford protection for aliens and other 
persecuted persons. Th. Bell, Alex. Garrett, Tho. Carr, Jun., P. Scott, 
John Yeargain, C. Jouett and 17 others. 

Justices of the Peace. 

1800. Dec. 2. A 205. Permission to sell some surplus ground on one 
side of the public square at Charlottesville, and use the money re- 
ceived for enlarging the courthouse. Benjn. Brown, John Watson, 
Wm. Clarke, Robert Davis and 17 others. Bill reported, 

Citiiens of Albemarle ft Adjacent Counties. 

1800. Dec. 5. A 206. Establishment of a town on the lands of Thomas 
Mann Randolph upon the north bank of Rivanna, opposite the town 
of Milton. New town is likely to grow to considerable size, as from 
the nature of the country around the river and the course of the 
roads, much more than half the produce actually received at Milton 
arrives from the opposite side of the river. G. Carr, Micajah Carr, 
John Fitch, Jaid Oglesby and 42 others. Bill drawn. 


1800. Dec. 9. A 207. Adoption of some plah to make office of constable 
more respectable and advantageous. At present recovery of debts 
of small amount is attended with as much cost as debts amount to. 
Office of constable should be made subject of security, and Justice 
should be quickened. Saml. Block, Chairman, in behalf of the com- 
mittee. Reported. 


1800. Dec. 13. A 208. Establishment of a bounty" of $20 for every 
wolf over six months old killed, and $10 for every wolf under six 
months. Tax for same to be collected by sheriff in county levy. 
Robert Davis, Rich. Bruce, Ison Walton, Thos. Ewell, Jonathan 
Ewell, T. Taliaferro and 138 others. Reported. 


1802. Dec. 20. A 209. Regret that Virginia has so few institutions of 
a public nature and that her youths have to go abroad to obtain 
knowledge, which they cannot get here; and beg leave to represent 
that they have it in contemplation to establish an academy on an 
extensive and liberal scale at the former residence of Col. Monroe, 
near the town of Charlottesville. And as the expenses attending it 
would be too great to be borne by private donations, they pray the 
legislature to permit them to raise a sum of money by way of lot- 
tery, and request that trustees be appointed. Jasper Anderson, Chas. 
Thomas, Thomas W. Lewis. John A. Michie and 155 others. 

^7 the Kt of February 9, 1819, wolf iHHinties were fixed at $2.50 for wolves over six 
****<*•«•: fl.26 for wolves under age. Code of 1819, vol. 2, 817. 



1803. Dec. 8. A 210. Petitioners, tobacco Inspectors at Nicholas's Wi 
house, ask for Increase of salaries. They receive only £50 per 
num, which is less than is allowed inspectors at Woodson's 
Diam's Warehouses. Application endorsed by William Dabi 
Nathl. Anderson, Sam. Dyer, William Tompkins, J. R. Rawli 
William White and 17 others. Reported. 

Oglesby, Jacob, & Harwood Bacon. 

1804. Dec. 6. A 211. Petitioners, inspectors of tobacco at Henders 
and North Milton Warehouses, request an increase of salary. I 
are obliged to serve at two warehouses on opposite sides of the ri 
and think they deserve an Increase. Reported. 

Gandeb, Frederick. 

1804. Dec. 14. A 212. In 1794 he purchased a half acre lot in the t 
of Charlottesville, No. 50, a title to which, Thomas West, now d 
gave him. He has fully paid the consideration money but negle 
to get a deed from the said West to convey the title of the lot, 
asks that the interest of the Commonwealth in the lot be relej 
to him. Frederick Gander's aflBdavit. Will of Thomas West 

Hats. James. 

1804. Dec. 20. A 213. Establishment of a town on petitioner's 1j 
Some years ago he laid off the town, which has increased in p< 
lation. Reported. 


1805. Dec. 5. A 214. Appointment of trustees of town of Milton, 
the old trustees with exception of two are dead or incapable of t 
ness. Ja. Lewis. J. P. Watson, Geo. W. Catlett John Fogg, B 
Brown, J. Clarkson and 45 others. Reported. 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1805. Dec. 10. A 215. Legislature of 1801 passed an act author! 
inhabitants of said town to elect trustees annually to regulate 
affairs. In construction of said act doubts have arisen as to qu 
cations of electors which impede the growth of the town. Petitio 
ask that the doubts be removed and that the powers of trustee 
enlarged sufficiently to enable them to establish a school in the U 
la. Lewis. Hardin Davis. Wilson Medeavis and 32 others. Reasom 

Yancey. Ch.vrixs. ft Q. Yancey. 

1805. Dec, 14. A 216. Act requiring the presence of the majorit: 
the acting magistrates when taxes are levied, and subjecting t 
to a penalty for non-attendance when they are notified by the she 
Present law. which allows a court of four members to levy mone 
any amount, is injurious and oppressive and leaves room for dec 
ing men to tax the people without benefiting them. Reasonable. 


1S06. Dec, 5. A 217. Permission to clear Rivanna River from \tl 
to Moorsford. a distance of 5 or 6 miles. The citizens have advai 
the money for this purpose and desire that a bill be passed 
corporating them and allowing them to demand reasonable t<^l v 


they be reimbursed for all money and interest advanced, and that 
warehouses and inspections of flour and tobacco be established by 
law on the lands of Thos. Lewis near Moorsford. Henry Williams, 
Thos. Garthson and 70 others. Reasonable. 

1806. Dec. 15. A 218. Addition of Albemarle and Amherst to the Staun- 
ton chancery district, instead of to the Richmond district. The 
Staunton court is not as busy as that of Richmond and the citi- 
zens live only 30 or 40 miles from Staunton and 140 or 150 miles 
from Richmond. Also Staunton has cheaper accommodations. Mar- 
shall Durrett, Wm. Pemberton, Jr., John Tessel and 242 others. 


1807. Dec. 10. A 219. Isaac Webster was indicted by Hugh Williams 
for whipping him. Judgment was obtained against Webster for 
(200 and costs while he was in the State of Kentucky and unable to 
defend himself. He could prove his innocence by affidavit. Williams 
was lazy and drunken and Webster was honest and sober, therefore 
the petitioners ask that he be released from the Judgment. Wil- 
liam Alexander, Campbell Andrews, Geo. Beartley and 18 others. 
Affidavits of Dorkis McCord, Boaz Ford, Jr., and W. McCord. Re- 


1808. Dec. 6. A 220. A consideration of the militia laws" of the State, 
because of their injustice. The students of William ft Mary College 
and of all other seminaries, and their tutors, are exempt from mili- 
tary duty. Petitioners think no able bodied man should be exempt 
and wish the opulent to be as much bound as the Quakers, who when 
called in regular routine must bear arms or furnish substitutes. Tho. 
Garth, M. Woods, Bez'l Brown and 92 others. As regard students, 
reasonable. Rest rejected. 

1808. Dec. 16. A 221. On account of rains and freshets in the spring, 
drought in summer, early frost in September and great loss sus- 
tained in the sale of last year's crop because of the Embargo," the 
petitioners are unable to pay their debts without making sacrifices 
ruinous to themselves and families. They therefore pray that some 
law be passed to relieve their distress. Further that no man's pro- 
fession may exempt him from militia duty. Wm. Wood, John Walk- 
er Baylor, William Dalton and 44 others. Laid on table, 

^ James. 
1810. Dec. 7. A 222. Petitioner was freed by will of Peter Lott, which 
was executed in 1801. Lott left money enough to pay all debts; but 
one Cornelius Schenk, who administered property, made petitioner 
over to a creditor, who sold him. Major Garland Carr, knowing the 
hardship of the case, generously advanced money to pay the peti- 

^^ <FM>tion of exemption from militia duty was repeatedly afntated. 

"'^ adofpted by Federal Government in retaliation for wrongrs inflicted by England upon 
^"^ commerce and seamen. 


tioner's price and waited until petitioner could repay him 
labor. Petitioner now fears after all that he will be re8< 
slavery by terms of act concerning manumission, and asks 
act confirming his freedom. Reported. 

GoBDON, Alexander. 

1810. Dec. 10. A 223. Establishment of a town upon petitlone 
in Bedford County, to be called Gordonsville. The site com 
vast view and is distant about 35 miles from Lynchburg ai 
6 miles from Hail's Ford on Staunton River. Matthew Hal 
Nichols. John Norrls, Edward Hatcher, Robert Harper. Johi 
and 166 others. Reported, 

Inhabitants of Albemarle, Louisa A Fluvanna. 

1810. Dec. 13. A 224. Incorporation of a company to open nt 
of Rivanna River, and authority to receive tolls until m 
pended shall be returned. Petitioners are willing to spei 
money if company is chartered. Duplicate signed by Th. J 
D. Minor, D. Meriwether, D. Carr, Geo. Gilmer, Frank Carr 


1811. Dec. 19. A 225. Petitioners have suffered much loss fr 
ravaging their flocks of sheep, and pray that an act be p; 
lowing each farm to have one dog without taxation, and 1 
with a tax of fifty cents; and a tax of one dollar for each 
two. Those who suffer loss by ravaging should be paid full 
loss out of tax. D. G. Minor, John H. Groom, D. Carr, Hem 
and 65 others. Duplicate with 14 others. Reasonable. 

Members of Rivanna Company. 

1812. Dec. 12. A 227. Company was incorporated in 1806 t( 
navigation of the Rivanna River from Milton to Moore's fc 
site Charlottesville. Navigation has been effected. Petitio 
that tolls be reduced, as they are now almost prohibit 
that they be made perpetual, as it has been necessary 
three locks which will require repairing. Petitioners wis 
rate at twenty-five cents for hogshead of tobacco, four c 
barrel of flour, one cent for bushel of salt, lime, wheat 
grain; pipe of wine or hogshead of rum or brandy, thirty-sl 
small cask of liquor, three cents; barrel of beef, pork, fish 
oil and other oil, and whiskey, six cents; ton of hemp, bar < 
factured iron, one dollar, etc. P. Minor, Dabney Minor, A 
rett. Martin Dawson, John Watson, James Scott and 25 oth€ 

RossoN, Elijah. 

1812. Dec. 17. A 228. Release from a fine of $290.18, levied 
petitioner for allowing gambling In his house. He did not 
was unlawful. Signed by John Kelly. John Carr, David Wc 
W. Kinsolving, Jas. Leitch, John R. Jones and 20 others. J 

Officers of 47th Regiment. 

1813. Dec. 8. A 229. Protest against practice of Governor and 
in appointiijg seaboard officers to command western troops 
failing to call out western officers. Officers should not be selec 


trarily; they should accompany the regiment to which they belong. 
Mountain men should have mountain officers. Charles Yancey, L. 
C. C, John L. Tower, M., Stephen Lacy, Capt., David Young, Capt., 
Jno. Fields, Capt, Geo. M. Woods, Capt, and 10 others. Referred. 

LL, Jesse. 

IS13. Dec. 21. A 230. Release from a charge of selling liquor without 
licence. Petitioner was sick and could not defend himself, as he 
might have done at the time. Affidavits of John Rodes, H. Harris, 
William Hooe and 33 others. Rejected, 

, John. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 231. Petitioner, deputy clerk of county court from 
1793 to 1805, asks for remission of fine of $50, levied against his 
principal because he failed to send dockets of deeds and other writ- 
ings to General Court for record. Bill reported. 


1814. Nov. 4. A 232. Act providing payment for the amounts of seve- 
ral orders drawn in his favor as adjutant of the 47th Regiment. 
Orders. Rejected. 
ens of Albemarle, Fluvanna & Louisa. 

1814. Oct. 21. A 233. The sluices have filled up in the Rivanna River 
from the mouth to Milton, so that boats can scarcely carry more 
than half a load. Petitioners ask for an act authorizing William 
Wood to open the river as high as Milton, and, after its completion, 
permitting him to receive by toll such a sum of money as commis- 
sioners conceive the improvement is worth. David Maker, John 
Eston Randolph, Christopher Hudson and 120 others. Accompanying 
note from Wm. Wood. Reasonable. 
WLPH, Thomas Mann. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 234. The warehouse at North Milton, of which peti- 
tioner is proprietor, is of no use, as there is another warehouse in 
a much more convenient situation on the opposite side of the river. 
Petitioner asks that act may pass discontinuing the inspection at 
said warehouse and restoring to him the building for his private use. 

1816. Jan. 24. A 235. Virginia needs an academy, so that her youth 
will not have to go abroad for the knowledge they can not obtain 
at home. An academy on an extensive and liberal plan can be estab- 
lished and plan only requires legislative sanction. Petitioners ask 
that a sufficient sum may be raised by lottery for the purchase of 
the house at present occupied by T. T. Estes in the village of Char- 
lottesville, to be used and established as an academy, and that they 
he permitted to raise such other sums and make such other provi- 
sion as are deemed proper. John Harris, John Kelly, John Winn, 
Jr., Jasper Anderson and 150 others, 
^ns of Charlottesville. 
1815. Dec. 8. A 236. Authority for present trustees to sell some lots 
remaining of tract of land added to town by act of 1790. Five trus- 
tees were appointed for this duty, but only one remains. Also that 


the jurisdiction of the trustees be extended one mile, in order to 
allow the suppression of houses of ill fame just without the tovn 
limits. John Kelly, Tuplett T. Estes, David Isaacs, Allen Dawson, 
Charles Day, Twyman Wayt and 19 others. Bill drawn. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Goochland & Albemarle. 

1815. Dec. 13. A 237. The road leading from Staunton to Richmond 
is in such a bad condition that wagons have to leave the highwiy 
for the river road, which causes great inconvenience. Petitioneit 
ask for the incorporation of a turnpike company, and that as sooa 
as the said company has completed three miles of the road, it may 
erect a turnpike gate and collect tolls. John C. Lowen, John Logan, 
Joiner Crawford, John Clarke, Wm. McDowell, Jacob Leas and 56 
others. Duplicate 1, with 100 names. Duplicate 2, with 38 namely 


1815. Dec. 15. A 238. Act allowing the recovery of damages by persona 
unduly detained on Rivanna River, and forbidding the erection oH 
dams or other obstables on river without special license. Na^ 
gation of the Rivanna River is much inconvenienced by the ba^ 
condition of the locks. Ben. Austin, Wm. Harlow, John H. Crate- 
Dabney Minor, Nicholas Lewis. John Fields and 16 others. R^ 

Cabb, Frank. 

1816. Nov. 13. A 239. Permission to keep in State slaves brought ' 
petitioner from Kentucky. He failed to get certificate from J3 
county court in Kentucky, as is required by Virginia law for t- 
admission of slaves. When he found certificate was necessary ^ 
obtained it, but time had passed. Certificate from Jefferson. IC 
county court and a letter. Bill draicn. 


1816. Nov. 18. A 240. Petitioner, acting executor of John Jouett asl 
that trustees of Charlottesville be empowered to convey to ESdmoc: 
Anderson three lots, which Anderson thought be was baying of Job 
Jouett, but payment for which he witheld upon discovering ths 
the title was still vested in town trustees. Bill drau:n. 

Garner, Mart. 

1816. Dec. 28. A 241. Permission for administrators of estate of h' 
husband. Wm. G. Garner, to sell certain tracts of land and appi 
proceeds in pajTnent for a tavern property in Charlottesville, bougB 
of one Green but never paid for. Reasonable, 

Harris, Benjamin. Sheriff of Albemarle. 

1816. Dec. 6. A 242. Petitioner failed to sell certain lands for dclH 
quent taxes, believing that the sale could not be made under tl: 
law for taxes due for a period prior to 1S15. For this hesitatio 
he has incurred a fine, which he asks the Legislature to ren^ 
Report dratcn. 


1816. Dec. 11. A 243. Recommendation by the Legislature of the cl® 
tion of a convention to alter and amend the defects of the coa^ 
tution: and in doing this to insure to every part of the State 


weight in the convention proportionate to its white population. Wni. 
F. Gordon, Law. T. Callett, Robt. Draffln and 51 others. Printed. 
Duplicate, Jon. Tarras, Sam. Coake and 159 others. Reported. 


IS16. A 244. Act compelling the James River CanaP Company to fulfill 
its contract to extend and improve the navigation of the river. Im- 
provement 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 
obstructing navigation. Zachariah Mills, Edward Ferneyhough, 
Drury Wool. Tho. Wood, James Duke, Danl. F. Carr and 41 others. 

BB. Frances. 

1817. Dec. 4. A 245. Divorce from her husband, Benajah A. Webb, 
who had run deep in debt from dissipation and then disappeared. 
It was reported that he had married another woman, and yet Frances 
Webb's property, left her by her father, is being sold by the sheriff 
to pay Webb's debts. Eight affidavits. Ordered to lie on the table. 

MPHREY, David. 

1817. Dec. 12. A 246. Release from a fine of $185. which petitioner 
incurred by allowing a raffle in his house. He had no idea he was 
breaking the law. Letter by John Carr and six affidavits. Reported. 

OTT. John. 

1817. Dec. 15. A 247. Establishment of a town and tobacco and flour 
inspection at petitioner's place on James River known as Scott's 
Landing. Bill drawn. 

iMAX. Daxieu 

1818. Dec. 11. A 248. Petitioner was one of the first volunteers who 
marched from Albemarle to Williamsburg at the beginning of the 
Revolution. He served as ensign, went to Hampton and served as 
lieutenant under Capt William Henry. He afterwards enlisted as 
a minute-man under Roger Thomson, serving one year. He was 
then made captain and was at Richmond, Williamsburg and the 
Albemarle barracks. He received no pay for his services and he is 
now an old man of seventy, unable to work. He therefore asks the 
Legislature for help. Signed by Richd. Anderson. John Jones, Thos. 
Jarman, Elijah Brown, Lewis Snowe, Hutson Murry and 36 others. 
Seren affidavits. Bill drawn. 

'"Btees of Charlottesville. 

1818. Dec. 14. A 249. Extension of the limits of authority of Char- 
lottesville trustees. At present their authority falls short of the 
actual town limits, with the result that they are unable to suppress 
disorder and prevent large gatherings of negroes <Tn Sundays at the 
tippling houses. Charles Brown, Jno. R. Jones, Allen Dawson, Twy- 
man Wayt, Wm. Watson. John Kelly and 28 others. Bill drawn. 

^w Jamc* River and Kanawha (^anal wus tho most im|X)rtant of the State's internal 


Citizens of Albemarle ft Orange. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 250. Extension of navigation of the north fork of t 
Rlvanna River from Dabney Minor's mills to William Tollock 
Jas. Harris, Jacob Watts, Edward Femeyhough,* Francis Birchhe 
and 38 others. Reasonable. 

Couch, Jesse, ft Owners of Warren Ferry. 

1818. Dec. 23. A 251. Permission to build a bridge over James Ri^ 
Just below the ferry. It is an excellent place for a bridge and f 
add to public convenience. Robert Cobbs, John Couch, Jr., Wm. 
Allen, John S. Thomas, Samuel Shelton and 116 others. 

Citizens of Albemarle ft Circumjacent Counties. 

1818. Dec. 30. A 252. Permission for the Staunton and James Ri 
Turnpike Company to run the road from Staunton to Scottsville 
to Warren, whichever may prove to be the best route. H. Lewis 
L. Thomas, H. Garth, Thomas Sangster, Tingley Reynolds, Ri« 
Wood and 90 others. Three duplicates and two other papers. 

TuixocK, William, ft others. 

1819. Dec. 11. A 253. Extension of navigation of north fork of 
Rivanna River from mill formerly belonging to Dabney Mino 
William Tullock's mill, and a requirement that the owners of for 
mill shall put locks in their dam in order to make navigation < 
plete. William A. Bradford, Tho. Wood, John M. Perry, Ja 
Michie, James Early, Sr., Elijah D. Watts and 87 others. Heasom 

Gabbett, Iba. 

1822. Nov. 29. A 254. Remission of fine incurred while acting as 
uty for Benjamin Harris, sheriff of county, and for Robert Davis, 
successor. Petitioner levied an execution against Wm. Smith. ^ 
Smith removed from county and Garrett returned the execution 
dorsed "no effect," being ignorant of law requiring certificat< 
county court, thereby becoming liable through his superior. Ha 
for amount of execution and fine. Execution and auditor's rei 
Bill drawn. 


1823. A 255. Navigation of Rivanna River is much impaired by c 
tion of mills with dams across the river, and locks are ill kepi 
proprietors of mills. Wm. Wood, authorized to improve nav 
tion, and his heirs and assignees, have performed the duty y 
badly. Before the erection of mills, land carriage from Richm 
to Albemarle was rare, but since the building of the mills 
Wood's operations, goods are almost entirely brought in wag 
Petitioners ask that laws in regard to Rivanna River be rev 
and that owners of locks be compelled to keep them in repair 
to make .repairs before certain dates. And that summary re4 
may be granted against boatmen for wantonly injuring locks. 1 
ney Minor, William Gillaspy, Alex. Garrett, R. Gambill, Nelson Ba 
dale, George Crank and 246 others. Verdict of jury called to i 
river. Affidavits of William Gambill, James Currin, Martin Fit 
Martin Dawson, Bryce Harland, James W. Johnson, Wm. S. L 


James Richardson, Wm. Davis, James T. Jones, Jno. R. Jones, Wm. 
Johnson, Nathaniel Harlow, Josiah Payne, Wm. Pellet, Jr., Geo. B. 
Nicholson, Brice Harlow, Caleb Stone, Jael Shifflett, Sam. Carr. 
Josiah Grif&n, and John H. Craven. 
LLs, Elizabeth. 

1824. Dec. 6. A 256. Divorce from her husband, Martin S. Mills, whom 
she married when very young. He took her from place to place 
and failed to supply the necessaries of life. He was finally im- 
prisoned for horse stealing and she returned home. Three affidavits 
concerning the bad character of Mills. Reasonable. 

gricultural Society of Albemarle. 

1825. Nov. 19. A 257. Incorporation of the society so that it can en- 
force the payment of debts, and in other ways advance its interests. 
James Barbour, Pres., H. W. Randolph, Sr., 1st V.-P., Ch. Cocke, 
2nd V.-P., Nimrod Bramham, Treasurer, Peter Miner, Sec., Th. W. 
Maury, Cor. Sec. 

lABKSDALE, Nelson. 

1827. Jan. 31. A 258. Petitioner was deputy sheriff of county, and as 
such applied to defhity clerk for an estimate of amount of payment 
due from him, which was given. But deputy clerk failed to give 
him item of merchants* licenses, and so petitioner failed to collect 
and pay in this tax. He asks that under the circumstances he may 
not be deprived of his premium of 2-1/2 per cent for collection. Aud- 
itor's receipt, letter and three affidavits. Rejected. 

'Itiiens of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa & Orange. 

1828. Dec. 16. A 259. Extension by new company of a turnpike road 
from the Rivanna River, near Charlottesville, to intersect the Staun- 
ton and Scottsville Turnpike. The said company has located road 
to Meriwether's Bridge and should extend it from Meriwether's 
Bridge to Everettsville, where the roads divide, the one leading to 
Washington by way of Fredericksburg, the other by way of Boyd's 
Tavern to Richmond. Reuben Lindsay, Sr., Meriwether L. Walker, 
Samuel W. Allen, John Haydon and 162 others. Laid on table. 

Citlieng ft W. A. Merewetheb. 

1826. Nov. 11. A 260. Permission to build toll bridge across Rivanna 
River above Moor's Creek, thereby improving transportation facili- 
ties and making a good place to cross the river. Jas. Leitch, John 
Winn. E. W. Davis and 153 others. Surveyor's certificate of A. 
Broadhead, a letter from W. H. Merewether and two notices signed 
by Sam. Carr. Reasonable. 


1826. Dec. 18. A 261. Act authorizing the trustees of the town of Char- 
lottesville to sell a part of the street lying west of the public square. 
Jno. R. Jones. W. B. Dyer, Sam Leitch, Sr., and 75 others. Rear 
^Krtcaltural Society of Albemarle. 

1826. Dec. 20. A 262. Change of navigation laws for Rivanna River 
and Moor's Creek. The existing laws should be repealed, and a com- 


pany organized and incorporated to improve the navigation of tb 
river from Columbia to Moore's Ford, and to keep the river a certai 
depth. Hugh Nelson, Acting Chairman. P. Minor, Secy. ReasonabU 
Citizens attending Sale of Jefferson's Estate. 

1827. Jan. 27. A 263. Purchase by State of the bust of Thoe. Jeffereo! 
which may be sold to Louisiana, unless the State offers a price larg 
enough to preclude all other competitors. Jefferson, himself, wlshe 
bust to be given to the University of Virginia, but circumstances ( 
the estate required its sale. Nimrod Bramham, John Winn, John i 
Davis and 89 others. 

Citizens of Albemarle, Fluvanna & Louisa. 

1828. Dec. 9. A 264. Extension of turnpike commencing at Merewet 
er's Bridge to Boyd's Tavern. This would tend to increase publ 

• benefits and make that portion of the road leading from Charlottf 

ville to Richmond easy, safe and commodious. At present it is 
such a state as to be alarming to the traveller. Petitioners wot 
also urge that the extremities of all roads be kept in a state of rep) 
on account of drivers passing over them at night with mail. Jo 
M. Perry, John Tompkins, Saml. Tomb^ and 297 others. Duplic 
1, John M. Perry, Thomas Clarke and 176 others. Duplicate 2, J( 
Perry, John Tompkins. Samuel Tombs and 48 others. Duplicate 
John R. Jones. Jno. E. Wells. Albert G. Chewning and 30 otht 
Duplicate 4. Xelso. R. Parrish, John Gates. Mathew Thurston i 
31 others. Duplicate 5, Abraham Baskett, H. Timberlake anc 
others. Duplicate 6, Washington Davis, Richard Shackleford an( 
others. Duplicate 7. H. Reeder. M. Johnson, Martin Dawson and 
others. Reasonable. 

Rivanna Navigation Co. 

1828. Dec. 9. A 265. Certain amendments of charter. First, that 
the phrase **The said books shall be opened for receiving subsci 
tions on the 1st Monday in April next and continue open until 
1st Monday in April thereafter," shall be inserted "The said bo< 
shall be opened for receiving subscriptions on the first Monday 
April, next and continue open till $50,000 shall have been s 
scribed, provided that the whole amount of capital stock shall i 
have been subscribed before that time, and when the subscription 
made the president and directors shall have power to receive." A 
further add to said clause a provision that all proceedings h 
under the act shall be viewed as if they had been held under the fi 
tion as hereby amended. To strike out several words and amend t 
9th section by adding these words: "and also to sell to the own« 
as proprietors of lands lying contiguous to the dams etc., a right 
the use of any of the water which they may have acquired a poi 
over by the erection of works to be used by the purchaser for F 
pelling any machinery." Also to amend the 10th section by strik 
out all the words in the 46th line after "and" to the words "The 8 
Timberlake & Magruder having already consented to this mode 
adjustment." With other changes. Martin Dawson, Pres., Geo. 
Strong, Secy. 



1S29. Jan. 2. A 266. Repeal of 2nd section of "Act to reduce into one 
act the several acts against usury," or to so alter and amend it as to 
produce some salutary effect. It has left the road open for informers 
and other unprincipled persons. Jno. H. Craven, John Gilmer, Allen 
Jones and 28 others. Bill drawn. 

izens of Charlottesville & Neighborhood. 

1829. Dec. 23. A 267. Authority for governor to issue commissions to 
certain officers for forming a volunteer company of citizens of Char- 
lottesville and neighborhood, to be organized and considered as part 
of 1st battalion of 47th Regiment. Thos. J. Boyd, Nath. Wolfe, L. 
H. Xaupi and 18 others. Duplicate signed by Thos. J. Boyd, Jno. M. 
Maupin. Wm. A. Davis and 43 others. Referred, 


1829. Dec. 28. A 268. Separate elections for county at Garland and 
Coffman's store. The size of county and distance of homes of many 
of the voters make it almost impossible for them to vote at Char- 
lottesville, at which place alone elections are now held. Besides 
this, if right of suffrage should be extended, the number of voters 
will be too great for all to be polled at Charlottesville in one day. 
John Jackson. Jr., Thomas Jackson, John Brown and 22 others. 
Bill reported. 


1829. Dec. 28. A 269. Separate election at Garland and Coflfman's 
store. The size of county and distance of homes of many of the 
voters make it almost impossible for them to vote at Charlottes- 
ville, at which place alone elections are now held. John Jackson, 
Ben. M. Perkins, Danl. P. Perkins and 20 others. Reasonable. 


1830. Jan. 6. A 270. Release of the widow of Abraham Price from a 
recognizance. Price gave bond, with Gen. Herndon. to amount of 
$200 for the appearance of his son, Lewis, charged with stabbing a 
man. Lewis has removed from the State and the family of Price 
is in great poverty. Saml. Dyer, Sr., Thomas Daniel, Geo. Rives, 
John Morris and 14 others. Bill drawn. 


1831. Jan. 1. A 271. Separate election precinct at Capt. Peter Por- 
ter's, the nearest precinct at present being Garland's, about 14 
miles from the river neighborhood. Austin M. Appling, Sandy Mor- 
ris, Wm. Brown. Thomas Daniel and 22 others. Bill reported. 

^tUens of Scottsville. 
1831. Jan. 19. A 272. Extension of the limits of town of Scottsville. 
owing to its recent growth and great increase in commercial activ- 
ity. Western bounds should be so extended as to take in 21 acres 
of Peyton Harrison's lands, and eastern limit should be at mouth 
of Thos. O. Hendy's creek. G. A. Scruggs, Wm. West, John Hare- 
man, Samuel Beal and 23 others. Bill reported. 

Cltiiens of Charlottesville. 

1S81. Feb. 4. A 273. Permission to raise $10,000 by lottery to im- 
prove and pave the streets of Charlottesville. Town has greatly in- 


creased in size and commerce, and taxes are totally inadequate f< 
such a purpose. Ira Garrett, James R. Watson, Henry Price, Wi 
J. Webb and 88 others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Scottsville. 

1831. Dec. 19. A 274. Authority for either the Bank of Virginia" 
the Farmer's Bank of Virginia^* to establish an office of discou 
and deposit or an agency at Scottsville. Commerce of town h 
greatly increased and is much embarrassed by want of such faci 
ties. Merchants are compelled to bring their money in notes a 
specie from Richmond. Thomas Staples. Samuel Tompkins, Isa 
A. Coles. Robert L. Jefferson and 80 others. Referred to Sel 


1831. Dec. 21. A 275. Modification or repeal of the delinquent \i 
law of April. 1831. which is in many respects exceedingly string 
and will entail great hardship on the people. John B. Spicer. J* 
Weir. Jno. A. Foster and 93 others. Preamble and resolution 


1832. Jan. 4. A 276. Increase in the number of visitors of Univer 
of Virginia, which is now seven only. Inexpediency of commt 
to small number interest of such institution. Enlargement 
board by other members selected from different sections of S 
would insure representation of wishes of all the people, and ren 
sectional prejudices and weaken opposition where other coll 
have excited spirit of rivalry. Insufficient number of visitors 
ders possible the subservience of its interests to accomplishmen 
private ends. Such an instance is the relieving of the for 
Proctor, Mr. Arthur S. Brockenbrough. of his office and salary 
the benefit of a young and unqualified successor, without relic 
Mr. Brockenbrough of many of the duties of the office. Alex. Ri 
John Winn. Ira Garrett. David Higginbotham and 114 others. I 
duplicate petitions with 107 signatures. Laid on table. 

Mebiwktiikk. Wm. D.. & others. 

1832. Jan. 9. A 277. Release of petitioners from payment of j 
ment and fine levied against W. D. Meriwether, sheriff, and W 
Jones, his deputy, and their securities for informality and i 
curacy in returning their accounts. W. D. Meriwether, And 
Leitch. Geo. Toole. P. F. Boyd and L. Peck. Bill. 

Citizens of Scottsville & others. 

1822. Dec. 8. A 278. Authority for the Virginia Bank or the Fi 
ers* Bank to establish a branch at Scottsville. with such increaf 
capital as will be necessary. The situation at Scottsville as 
connecting link between eastern and western parts of the Stati 
great increase of trade, now estimated at $500,000 annually, 
the great inconvenience and danger of bringing money from 1 
mond. either privately or by mail, render this step necessary. . 
Tyler. Wm. C. Adams. Beverly Staples and 49 others. Refern 


tizens of Charlottesville. 

1832. Dec. 12. A 279. Extension of town limits and increase of trus- 
tees* powers. Owing to foundation of University and to other 
causes, Charlottesville and its environs have grown greatly. The 
town is badly laid off and the police regulations are poor. Board of 
trustees should be empowered to restrain wandering of slaves, free 
negroes and mulattoes about the streets; to prevent the raising of 
hogs in town and their going at large; to lay a tax on all shows 
held in town or a reasonable distance from it; to prevent going at 
large of dogs; to remove such nuisances as may effect health and 
comfort of citizens. V. W. Southall, H. Massie, Isaac Marshall, Jno. 
R. Jones and 68 others. Laid on table. 


1833. Jan. 8. A 280. Inspection of flour at Meriwether's Bridge. 
Same inspector to be authorized to act in Charlottesville or any 
other place within convenient distance. Owing to improved naviga- 
tion of Rivanna River, millers are beginning to store flour in large 
quantities at Meriwether's Bridge. John H. Craven. J. W. Davis, 
Alex. Rives and 17 others. Bill reported. 

ELLS, John C. ft Citizens of Albemarle. 
1833. Feb. 6. A 281. Inspection of flour and tobacco on land of John 
C. Wells on right bank of Rivanna River, this site being most con- 
venient for all concerned in neighborhood. John M. Perry, Jacob 
Foster, George Carr, Nelson Barksdale and 103 others. Letter from 
John C. Wells. Referred. 

1833. Dec. 3. A 282. Establishment of branch of one of the Banks of 
Virginia at Charlottesville. People of that section are subjected to 
great inconvenience by present system. Prosperity and central lo- 
cation of Charlottesville and establishment of various other business 
enterprises in that section of the State, make it necessary that some 
such banking facilities be provided. W. H. Meriwether, J. N. C. 
Stockton. James R. Watson, James W. Goss and 91 others. Accom- 
panying petition signed by Wm. S. Woods, T. W. Savage, M. D. 
Gaines and 14 others. Referred. 

^cultural Society of Albemarle. 

1833. Nov. 2. A 283. Amendment of the flour inspection laws to meet 
changed needs of present time. Same old brands" are used as 
thirty years ago, while cultivation of wheat and art of milling have 
greatly improved. The result is that inspector's brand no longer 
determines quality of flour, but the maker's special brand. This is 
test enough for big mills which produce 30,000 to 50,900 barrels of 
flour annually, but does not suit small mills which turn out 1,000 
to 10,000 barrels annually. Petitioners ask that several new brands 
be instituted by law to cover the need. W. H. Meriwether, James 
Clark, David Anderson, William I. Wilson, Francis Burman, Thomas 
W. Meriwether and 21 others. Reasonable. 


w«»: mipFrflne. ttne. middlintr. ^hip-stuff. Cxn\e of 1819. 11, p. 181. 


Citizens of Albemarle A Augusta. 

1834. Dec. 9. A 284. Road from Charlottesville to Augusta. Want 
good road forces many citizens to go a distance of fifty miles (o 
market, and much flour is sent out of State entirely for lack 
outlet. W. H. Meriwether, John D. Rodes, Willis Liggon, Ira ( 
rett and 33 others. Reasonable. 


1834. Dec. 9. A 285. Extra brand of flour. Law now requires 
quality higher than superflne. Very little better flour is made, a 
would be confounded with that grade and bring same price, 
lers often find it to their Interest to mix as much middling qua 
with their flour as it will bear, in order to obtain largest quan 
which will pass inspection. W. H. Meriwether, John H. Good 
Wm. W. Goss and 16 others. Referred. 


1835. Jan. 13. A 286. Passage of law vesting a proper jurisdictioi 
a single justice of the peace to hear and determine such matten 
the protection of property of citizens residing on public roads 
turnpikes from depredations of wagoners and others. David Gee 
John Brown, Jacob Powell, Nat Garland and 136 others, j 

Professors & Proctor of University of Virginia. 

1835. Jan. 30. A 287. Establishment of bank at Charlottesville. N 
gation of Rivanna River, turnpike road from the Rivanna to R 
flsh Gap, projected road from Charlottesville to Harrisonburg 
many other advantages make it a market for produce of surroi 
ing county. The merchants and farmers are put to very ser 
Inconvenience for lack of banking facilities. C. Bonnycastle, I 
G. Davis, Gessner Harrison, G. Blalttermann, Aug. L. Warner. J 
P. Emmett, Alfred L. Maglll, George Tucker, R. M. Patterson 
Wm. G. Pendleton. Duplicate with 27 names. Referred, 

Weli^. Fontaine, & others. 

1835. Jan. 31. A 288. Permission for slave, Yarico, emancipated 
her master, Fontaine W^ells, for her long and faithful service! 
remain in Virginia. Laws at present forbid slaves to go at 1 
or hire themselves out*^ and free negroes to remain in the S 
Wm. Watson, Sam. Leitch, E. Watts, R. Edwards, Jr.. and 51 otl 

Citizens of Albemarle & Nelson. 

1835. Feb. 13. A 289. Authority for county courts of Nelson and 
bemj^le to open road from Scottsville to headwaters of Rocl 
River on same terms as county courts of Albemarle and Rocl 
ham opened road from Charlottesville to Harrisonburg. The 
jected road would furnish means of transportation of produce 
Nelson and adjoining counties. John Tyler, Howell Lewis, , 
B. Hart and 49 others. Reasonable. 

»Co<le of 1819. I. p. 442. 


I Citiiens of Albemarle A Nelson. 

1835. Feb. 13. A 290. Establishment of an independent bank at 
ScottSYille, or a branch of a Richmond bank. The town, from its 
situation on the James River, enjoys a large part of the trade of 
counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Augusta, Rockingham, Bath and 
Pendleton, and present lack of banking facilities puts merchants 
and farmers to great inconvenience. Merchants are obliged to bring 
money from Richmond, often at great risk. Thomas Daniel, Howell 
Lewis. John Tyler and 53 others. Referred. 

Stephen, Free Negro. 

1835. Dec. 11. A 291. Petitioner, having saved enough money to buy 
his freedom, asks to be allowed to remain in State. He is now an 
old man. and unless his petition is granted, he will be separated 
from his wife and children, who are slaves. Testimony of various 
citizens as to his unimpeachable honesty. Nathaniel Wolfe, Chas. J. 
Meriwether, A. T. Peebles, H. Whitehurst and 35 others. Reason- 

Citiiens of Albemarle, Nelson. Buckingham & Fluvanna. 

1835. Dec. 21. A 292. Establishment of a branch or agency of the 
Farmers* Bank or Bank of Virginia at Scottsville, which from its 
situation has a trade of about $500,000 annually. Such a step would 
be conducive to interests of State, as well as to those of immediate 
locality. Jno. D. Moore, Daniel P. Perkins, John Morris and 178 
others. Two duplicate petitions with 234 signatures. Referred. 


1836. A 293. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesville. Petitioners 
understand it has been determined to increase the banking capital 
of the State. Pleasant Harlowe, William Broadhead, Thos. W. 
Meriwether and 6 others. 

Citiiens of Albemarle A Nelson. 

1836. Jany. 4. A 294. Act making the James River a lawful fence. 
This would save the petitioners a great deal of lumber now used in 
keeping up fences. Wm. C. Adams. John Conolly, Nathaniel D. 
Goolsby. Wm. H. Carter, James A. Harris and 5 others. Referred. 

Citiiens of Albemarle & Fluvanna. 

1836. Jan. 13. A 295. Act making James River a lawful fence be- 
tween 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. 


1S36. 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 Uni- 
versity of Virginia would receive from a bank. Wm. O. Mankin, 
Henry Benoni, Edmund Farrar, A. P. Peebles and 225 others. Re- 


1836. Jan. 13. A 297. Incorporation of company to construct railroad 
from Lynchburg to Tennessee, the line to unite with road being 
constructed between New Orleans and Nashville. Thus, in a short 


time, there will be a continuous line from New Orleans to Boston, 
and the benefits of opening up so great an extent of the countn 
are obvious, besides the immediate benefits to the State and sectioi 
through which the projected line will pass. B. L. Brown, John G 
Adams, N. H. Ragland. Jr., and 42 others. Printed. Ltoid on tabU 

Mabks, Lucy, Reuben Lewis & other Heirs of Lieut. Wm. Lewis. 

1836. Jan. 29. A 298. Compensation for Revolutionary services pe 
formed by their ancestor, Lieut. Wm. Lewis, who entered the servl< 
in the Virginia line in 1776 and continued therein until his deat 
Petitioners believe they may claim land promised to heirs of o 
cers who died in the service. Petition was rejected by Gov. Tai 
well and they appeal to the legislature. Lucy Marks, Reut 
Lewis and other heirs through their agent. Extract from Henii 
Receipt. Referred. 


1836. Feb. 18. A 299. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesvi 
Joseph Bishop. John W. Harris, Robert Mitchell, John Collins a 
82 others. Letter on subject from Talbot Bragg. Referred. 


1836. Feb. 24. A 300. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesville. 
G. Watson, Jno. W. King, Jno. W. Vaughan, Jno. B. Thomas and 2 
others. Four accompanying petitions with 178 names. Referred 


1836. Feb. 27. A 301. Location of a part of the state banking capital 
Charlottesville. Legislature has decided that banking capital be 
creased. James D. Allen, Chas. W. Gilmer, Jno. W. Moore and 1 
others. Letter from Talbot Bragg. Referred. 


1836. Feb. 29. A 302. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesvll 
John Gates, Albert G. Watkins, Isaac W. Jones and 15 others. Fo 
accompanying petitions with 85 names. Referred. 


1836. Mar. 1. A 303. Location of part of banking capital at Charlott 
ville. Jno. Tombs, Jas. Finley, John Ramsey and 94 others. I 


1836. Mar. 2. A 304. Claims of Scottsville as suitable place for lo« 
tion of a bank and reference to former petitions for detail of claii 
of said town. I. Kinsolving, Wm. M. Smith. John White, B. 
Yates and 123 others. Referred. 


1836. Mar. 9. A 305. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesvi 
James M. Boyd, John D. Watkins, Thomas W. Pace and 13 otb« 
Accompanying petition with 19 names and letter from Thos- 
Bailey. Laid on table. 


1836. Mar. 9. A 306. Bank at Charlottesville. Before the House v^ 
to increase the banking capital, few people were interested in ^ 
subject. Now petitions with more than 1.100 names have been fl 
from different parts of the county, and large majority of the ' 


era of Albemarle are in favor of locating the bank at Charlottesville. 
In addition 146 names were sent from Rockingham, and names 
could be procured from all surrounding counties. R. Edwards, Jr., 
Jno. H. Craven, James K. Watson and 19 others. Laid on table, 

UMOKETT. Thomas. 
1836. Dec. 9. A 307. Remission of fine of |30 levied against petitioner 
for retailing without license ardent spirits, drunk at place where 
sold. During the regimental musters (spring of 1836) held on his 
land, petitioner sold spirits to the men, being under the impression 
that he had only to pay the sherifT the tax imposed on ordinary 
keepers to justify such an act. John H. Peyton, Comm. Atty., Capt. 
Andrew Leitch, Ira Garrett, Thos. W. Gilmore and 25 others. Copy 
of court record. Bill reported. 

1&36. Dec. 10. A 308. Incorporation of company for manufacturing 
cotton, wool, etc., at Pireus on the Rivanna River, to be operated by 
water power, and established by W. H. Meriwether. As the tariff 
diminishes, manufactures grow up, and this locality offers every 
inducement for such enterprises. W. H. Meriwether, Robert D. 
Johnson, Wm. B. Carpenter and 23 others. Reasonable. 


1836. Dec. 16. A 309. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesville. 
The town's growth in importance, its various means of transporta- 
tion, the trade brought by the University of Virginia, and the rail- 
roads to be built through Charlottesville make a bank necessary. 
Difficulty of getting sufficient change is a serious inconvenience, now 
that the government is withdrawing five and ten dollar notes. 
Joel Foster, Thos. W. Goode, John Cradock, Robert D. Johnson and 
139 others. Referred. 

-Itiwns of Albemarle ft other Counties. 

1836. Dec. 29. A 310. Establishment of a bank at Scottsville. Interest 
of the State will be promoted by such a step. Baltimore and Rich- 
mond are competitors for trade of this rich section, and the State 
would also be benefited as a stockholder in the James River & Ka- 
nawha Co. Local interest of Scottsville demands it. John Blair, 
Isaac Hicks, Anderson Brown, George M. Wilson and 330 others. 

Citizens of Albemarle, Buckingham, Nelson & Fluvanna. 

1836. Dec. 31. A 311. Establishment of a bank at Scottsville. John 
Witt, Wm. G. Johnson, Wm. A. Turner, William Cowell and 650 
others. Referred, 

^8' Job:? Walker, ft others. 

1^37. Jan. 3. A 312. Incorporation of the Charlottesville Lyceum. 
Many of the young men of that town organized an association for 
literary and scientific pursuits which has been in operation moro 
than two years. They think their object would be more effectually 
accomplished if they were incorporated. Jno. W. Goss, Jas. L. 
Jones, Christopher Hously, Wm. W. Goss and 4 others. Bill drawn. 



1837. Jan. 7. A 313. Establishment of a bank at Charlottesvil 
Nimrod Bramham. Edwin Conway, E. R. Watson and 86 othe 
Printed. Referred. 
Citizens in Public Meeting. 

1837. Mar. 15. A 314. Bank at Cliarlottesville. Necessity of open! 
a market for trade of the western counties. It is to the interest 
the Rivanna Navigation Co., James River Canal, Louisa Railro 
University of Virginia, merchants and millers of town and f 
lines of stages running through. Laid on table. 

Citizens of Scottsville. 

1838. Jan. 13. A 315. Charter for Scottsville Lyceum, similar to 1 
granted to the Charlottesville Lyceum at the last session. B 
H. Magruder, J. T. Barclay. John J. Faris and 7 others. Bill 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1838. Jan. 20. A 316. Incorporation of the Charlottesville Savings 
stitution. with such power and such restrictions as may be ne 
sary. John Timberlake, Egbert R. Watson, BenJ. B. Winn an 
others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Charlottesville & Albemarle. 

1838. Jan. 23. A 317. Establishment of a tobacco inspection on 
land of Okie Norris and Charles Everette near town of Chariot 
ville. P. Hamner, James M. Jones, Alonzo Gooch and 80 oth 


1838. Jan. 23. A 318. Authority to improve the court house 
grounds, and to levy money needed therefor. No power exists 
present in county court to levy money for such a purpose. Gid 
C. Trevillian. Frederick Gillum, W. Timberlake and 17 oth^ 
Resolution reported. 

Thackeb, Naxcy. 

1819. Jan. 12. A 319. Change of petitioner's name to Moore. She 
reputed illegitimate child of Patsy Thacker and William Mo( 
She is sixteen years old and has been adopted and raised by ' 
grandfather, Benjamin Moore, whose name she wishes to ta 

Citizens of Albemarle, Augusta & Adjacent Counties. 

1839. Jan. 17. A 320. Construction on State account of a macadami 
road from Staunton to Scottsville, or incorporation of a compan] 
construct the road. Th. Staples. John Tyler, James Tompkins. 
H. Moore and 314 others. 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1839. Jan. 19. A 321. Authority for one of the Virginia banks to 
cate a branch at Charlottesville. Printed. Referred. 
Citizens of Scottsville. 

1839. Feb. 4. A 322. Location of a bank at Scottsville. John 
Thomas, P. White. James Tompkins. John Blair. A. W. F. Api 
Th. Staples and 42 others. 


Bias. Stephen, Free Negro. 

1839. Feb. 14. A 323. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner 
bought his freedom of one Joel W. Brown in 1837 for |300, working 
as a hostler. He also bought his wife's freedom for |150. He went 
to Ohio to live, but finds the people out there utterly distasteful to 
him and would rather remain in Virginia as a slave than in Ohio 
as a free man. Signed by Ira Garrett, Wm. W. Dawson, Andrew 
Leiteh. I. Y. Gooch, Jno. J. Jones, Andrew McGhee and 32 others. 

Citizens of Charlottesville & Vicinity. 

1839. Feb. 14. A 324. Bank at Charlottesville. 

H.ococ'K. David, ft others. 

1839. Feb. 15. A 325. Act making Rivanna River a lawful fence from 
the Fluvanna line to Stump's Island dam. David Hancock, Mary 
M. Lindsay, Robert Gentry, Chas. L. Peyton, Robert Thrift and 
Thom. Garland. 

Hamm. SrsANXA, & others. 

1839. Feb. 15. A 326. Petitioners, wife and children of late Elijah 
Hamm, ask to be permitted to sell certain real estate to pay deced- 
ent's debts rather than the family negroes, which can ill be spared. 
Copy of Elijah Hamm's will. Reasonable. 


1839. Feb. 20. A 327. Amendments to the public road laws. At pres- 
ent law does not permit courts to open roads to churches, in conse- 
quence of which people are compelled to go great distances to wor< 
ship. Law also makes no provision for roads to militia muster 
grounds.*' Before fences were put up inconvenience was trifling, 
but nowadays farmers enclose woods as well as fields. People ap- 
plying for new roads should pay part of cost, as well as county. N. 
Burnley, George Crank, L. Newcomb, Giles B. Rogers, O. B. Barks- 
dale, Charles Cox and 11 others. Duplicate with 27 names. Re- 
jected. Counter-petition with 88 names. Reasonable. 

Agricultural Society of Albemarle. 

1839. Dec. 4. A 328. Establishment of a State Agricultural Board. 
It should consist of 12 members and its expenses at first should be 
limited to 1 1,000 per annum. This cost is trifling and the need is 
great Frank Carr, Secy. 

Citliens of Scottsville & Buckingham. 

1839. Dec. 20. A 329. Establishment of a branch bank or agency at 
Scottsville. Trade of town amounts to $500,000; 50,000 barrels of 
flour, 60,000 bushels of wheat, 1,000 hogsheads of tobacco and large 
quantities of bacon, butter, lard, venison, bar and pig iron are sold 
there annually. Trade will increase when James River canal is 
open to navigation. John Tyler, Jas. T. Barclay, Jesse W. Seay, 
Jas. Tompkins, Jno. S. Thomas, Jas. Jones and 65 others. Re- 

^'<* ol 

1819. II, p. 233. 


Rives, Alex., & Wm. W. Dawson. 

1840. Jan. 22. A 330. Incorporation of petitioners and others for 
pose of building and conducting certain seminaries, accordinj 
will of Martin Dawson, who died in 1835. Decedent directed b 
ing of two schools in Albemarle and one in Nelson, but petitic 
ask that only one school be built in Albemarle, as proceeds of e 
are not sufficient for two. Remonstrance of the heirs agains 
tition. Two letters of Wm. W. Dawson. Copy of Martin Daw 

Jefferson & Washington Societies of University of Virginia. 

1840. Feb. 8. A 330a. Incorporation of the societies necessary in 
to give them stability. Societies are needed for specific woi 
cultivating debate and written composition, subjects which re 
little attention from the University. R. B. Gooch, Geo. W. Ranc 
John O. Steger, Thos. H. Watts, Jefferson Society; and Henr 
Davis, R. L. Brown, W. L. Goodinger, Jas. L. Orr, Washingto 
ciety. Referred. 

Citizens of Scottsville. 

1841. Jan. 22. A 331. Permission to change location of a stre 
town. B. J. Darneille, E. H. Moor, John Hickok, Robert C. 
Jno. S. Martin. Jesse W. Seay and 19 others. Rejected. 


1841. Jan. 29. A 332. Incorporation of a company with a capit 
no more than $20,000 to build road from some point near the 
ern base of Blue Ridge through Paine's Run Gap to Charlottes 
Only aid asked of State is to have one of its engineers surve 
route. Geo. W. Allen, James Alexander, Jacob Keiser, Saml. E 
ly, Thomas Johnston, James Johnston and 297 others. Bill d 

Citizens of Albemarle & Nelson. 

1842. Jan. 14. A 333. Petition for a bank at Charlottesville withd 
Meeting of Citizens. 

1842. Jan. 14. A 334. Establishment of bank at Scottsville. Pi 
statement of Scottsville's business resources and prospects. 

1842. Feby. 5. A 335. Change in law concerning inheritance of 
erty by widows. At present a husband is given his wife's sla^ 
marriage, and upon his death the slaves do not return to the 
tual owner but go to other heirs. Newspaper extract W. H. 
wether. Alonzo Gooch, Chas. Lucas, Jr.. J. Z. Branch, Richd. 
thews and 11 others. 
Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1842. Feby. 8. A 336. Extension of the town limits to include p; 
town which has been built up but is beyond the limits. De 
description of part to be included in town. Five affidavits. A 
Gooch, John Cockran, C. F. Fowler, Meade Gooch, C. Housey, 
M. Kibling and 70 others. Bill reported. 
Roberts. Nelson, Free Negro. 

1842. Dec. 20. A 337. Permission to stay in State. S. R. RaiU 
St. C. Heiskell, James F. Fry, E. M. Wolfe, Wm. Woods, W. *: 
kins and 40 others. Rejected. 


ilty of University of Virginia. 

1842. Dec. 21. A 338. Purcliase by the State of a number of copies of 
Professor John A. G. Davis's book on criminal law for distribution 
among county magistrates. Davis was murdered by a student two 
years ago while performing his duty as chairman of the faculty, 
and has left a wife and seven children. George Tucker, Wm. B. 
Rogers, I. L. Cabell, H. Howard, Ro. E. Rogers, Gessner Harrison, 
Edward H. Courtenay, H. St. G. Tucker. Two letters by Lucian 

s Geobge. 

843. Mar. 1. A 339. Permission to bring slaves from Mississippi to 
Virginia^ Petitioner, finding employment of slaves in Virginia 
profitless, moved in 1833 to Mississippi and began to plant cotton. 
He did not succeed and after a time sold his estate. Purchasers, 
however, failed to pay and embarked in Mississippi speculative 
craze.=* Petitioner was unable to obtain a settlement for four years 
owing to chicanery of Mississippi courts, and then made bad terms. 
He now wishes to bring back his old slaves to Virginia. Referred, 

bers of Albemarle & Nelson Bar. 

1843. Dec. 11. A 340. Change of Albemarle superior court term from 
May 10 to May 15. Ro. C. Cutler, Sp. Garland, T. W. Dillard, Jas. T. 
Dillard, J. Garland, H. W. Dawson, Chas. Perrow and 13 others. 
Bill dratcji. 


1843. Dec. 20. A 341. Incorporation of a male and female academy. 

H. T. Harris, Wm. B. Harris, D. E. Watson, John T. Hamner, E. 

Ames, Saml. W. Martin and 8 others. 

1843. Dec. 30. A 342. Amendment to the laws concerning ordinaries.^* 
At present many people believe that the ordinary license requires 
keeping of liquor for sale. Law should be so amended as to make 
It clear that sale of liquor is not required. Allan B. Magruder, I. L. 
O'Neal, B. C. Flannagan, Thos. T. Hill, Thos. Macon, Chas. I. Meri- 
wether and 29 others. Duplicate 1, with 15 names. Duplicate 2, 
with 28 names. 

nbere of Jefferson Guards. 

18^4. Jan. 4. A 343. Supply of new arms for the company. The mus- 
kets now in use have been in company's possession for more than 
twelve years, and have become very dangerous from age. J. J. Winn, 
Capt., James A. Watson, Lieut., Geo. M. Mclntire, Lieut., S. W. 
Thacker. John L. Brady, Jno. O. Norris and 45 others. Referred, 

'^ns of Charlottesville. 

1844. Jan. 16. A 344. Protest against being included in limits of the 
town. Petitioners can derive no benefit from being included in cor- 
porate limits and will be heavily taxed for improvements not their 
own. Alex. Garrett A. Boling Garrett, Alex. Duke, Benj. Mosby, 
Anderson Wingfleld, John P. Craven and 8 others. 

*^'» "Life of j€«er»on Davis." pp. 58-60. 
"^ <rf 181», II. p. 279. 



1844. Jan. 18. A 345. New election precinct at NortonavlUe. Janw 
Dunn. Benjamin T. Brown, William R. Roberts, Thomas Hall, Ric' 
ard L. D. Durrett, Thomas Durrett and 60 others. Resolution r 


1844. Dec. 2. A 346. Increase of stock of Staunton and James Ri?* 
Turnpike Company, to enable the macadamizing of the road, i 
present it costs 75 cents per barrel to transport flour from Staunti 
to Scottsville, and 50 cents per barrel from Staunton to WinchesU 
twice the distance. Flour could be carried for 25 cents per ban 
to Scottsville over a macadamized road, and such a road would sa 
for James River Canal and Richmond vast quantities of produce nc 
sent to Baltimore. From 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of flour annual 
pass over the Valley Turnpike northward. C. D. Wright, Mathe 
Blair, John S. Martin, Peter C. Hogg, Theodore W. Little, Samu 
F. Van Lew and 170 others. Similar petition with 51 names. R 


1844. Dec. 13. A 347. Same as A 340. Richard Wells. Tavern W. Goc 
loe, Nelson S. Shelton, Wm. Gamble, Wm. S. Beers, Jas. H. Bail 
and 16 others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Scottsville. 

1844. Dec. 11. A 348. Increase of stock of Staunton and James Ri 
Turnpike Co. for purpose of macadamizing road. Scottsville is 1 
losing trade on account of condition of the road. George Mar 
John C. Patterson, Jas. W. Miller, Wm. S. White. S. R. Railey, B 
B. Gaith and 44 others. Bill reported. 

Officers of the 47th Regiment. 

1844. Dec. 14. A 349. Restoration of Brigade Inspectors." By disi 
tinuance of these officers large portion of militia officers are 
prived of practical military instruction, and in consequence are i 
less. Printed. Thos. F. Wingfleld, Col., Stapleton C. Shell 
Lieut.-Col.. P. A. Woods, Major, T. H. Grayson. Capt, Geo. W. K 
ries. Capt., Samuel A. Leake, Capt.. Thomas Hamner, Capt, Al 
H. Rogers. Lieutenant. Referred. 


1844. Dec. 30. A 350. Incorporation of Monticello Manufacturing 
to conduct the Shadwell Cotton Mills. Stock to be limited to $1! 
000. Copy of bill for same as reported to the House. 

Millar, John. 

1845. Jan. 6. A 351. Petitioner in 1844 taught at his school near J 
son County line tw^elve poor children, who were entered by Wa^ 
W. Roberts, a school commissioner of Nelson County." Petitioi 
sent in bill of $59.75, which was refused payment, and he now as 
State to pay him. Referred. 

"Code of 1819. I .|». 95. 
"Code of 1819. I. p. 85. 


1845. Jan. 8. A 352. Protest against Rivanna Navigation Company's 
request for a modification of its charter. Rivanna River from Co- 
lumbia to Mooresfield is the most beautiful canal in the world, and 
superior to James River canal. Company should be compelled to 
carry out charter regulations for the interests of the country. James 
M. Bowen. William A. Bibb, John M. Godwin, P. E. Bacon, Allan B. 
Magruder, Thos. T. Hill and 110 others. Bill reported. 

1S45. Jan. 27. A 353. Incorporation of company to build a macad- 
amized road from Gordonsville to Rivanna River at Meriwether's 
Ford, the terminus of the Rivanna and Rockfish Gap Turnpike. 
Board of Public Works to take two-fifths of stock. John Vowles, 
Jn. Minor. W. H. Meriwether, Frank Carr, Wm. B. Rogers, Wm. S. 
Dabney and 6 others. 

!oii8tituents to Albemarle Delegates. 

1845. Jan. 27. A 354. Amendment of law on usury." If law were so 
amended as to permit loans at higher rate of interest than 6 per 
cent, money would be more easily borrowed. M. A. Roberts, Thos. 
D. Shelton. James B. Tutwill, Thomas C. Seayres, Ro. A. Mln, B. P. 
Frye and 239 others. Laid on table. 


1845. Jan. 28. A 355. Act providing for a system of public instruction 
in Albemarle. Primary schools to be maintained at common charge 
for common benefit. Schools to be inspected often. Teachers to be 
selected with a view to all needed qualifications. Shelton F. Leake. 
Wm. S. White, John B. Minor, Chs. Carter. M. D. 


1845. Feby. 3. A 356. Incorporation of company to build macadamized 
road from Gordonsville to Rivanna River at Meriwether's Bridge. A. 
Maupin. B. G. Peyton. James Fife, Chas. I. Meriwether, Berry Nimmo, 
Chas. Lucas and 57 others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1845. Feby. 10. A 357. Repeal of so much of act including certain sec- 
tions in corporate limits of Charlottesville as relates to petitioners. 
They live on turnpike leading from town to University, were not 
consulted in the petition for incorporation and do not wish to pay 
the extra taxes of the town. John B. Garrett, Alex. Duke, Wm. 
Booth, May Burnley, Joseph M. Merrill, Alphonso G. Garner and 10 
others. Committee discharged. 

Citizens to Albemarle Delegates. 

1845. Feby. 11. A 358. Remonstrance against petition of citizens of 
town seeking to withdraw from the corporation. John L. Tellier, 
Lewis Lowell, Nlmrod Lowell, John A. Marchant, Thos. R. Bailey, 
E. Watts. T. W. Savage. 

**<*nn. I, 875. 


Citizens of Scottsville. 

1845. Dec. 2. A 360. Aid in making turnpike from Staunton to Sco 
ville. Report of the engineer upon the location of the route, ms 
rial for road-building, revenue to be derived therefrom, etc. 
pamphlet of 19 pages, Charlottesville, 1845. Bill ordered. 

Residents along Rivanna River. 

1845. Dec. 2. A 361. Act making Rivanna a lawful fence to Wm. 
Meriwether's mill on south fork and George Martin's mill on n( 
fork. River is navigable by aid of locks, but also fordable, and ca 
commit ravages for which owners are responsible. But it is im 
sible to keep fences up on account of floods, and petitioners, tb 
fore, ask to have river made lawful fence. Wm. G. Carr, Geo. 
Craven, Hugh Minor, Ch. W. Pollard. Danl. F. Carr, Geo. Sine 
and 12 others. Duplicate with 8 names. Referred. 

Martin, George, & Francis Birkhead. 

1845. Dec. 3. A 362. Protest against making Rivanna lawful fe 
Stream affords no obstacle to passage of cattle. Petitioners 1 
mill on north fork eight miles north of Charlottesville, and riv( 
easily passable here. Petitioners keep swine on their place, 
like all other millers, value their swine, but said swine woult 
exposed to injury and death at the hands of nearby land ownei 
fencing is removed. Petitioners, however, are willing to have i 
declared a lawful fence to Cudjoe's Rock, which is 120 yards b 
their place. Duplicate with 28 names. Referred. 

Citizens of Albemarle, Nelson & Buckingham. 

1845. Dec. A 363. Tobacco inspection at Howardsville. John E. 
erts, Benj. Harris, Alexr. Fltzpatrick, Samuel M. Page. Geo. H. 
ner, Samuel B. Wright and 33 others. 

Citizens of Albemarle, Nelson & Buckingham. 

1846. Jany. 3. A 364. Tobacco inspection at Howardsville at mout 
Rockflsh River. More than 500 hogsheads of tobacco are anni 
shipped from this place. D. J. Hartsook. J. Wharton, Nath 
Powell, Ralph Thomas. Isaac Garrett, John S. Farrar and 82 ot 


1846. Jany. 16. A 365. Protest against Rivanna Navigation Comp) 
petition to be absolved from completing full requirements o 
charter. They provide for a channel 25 feet wide and deep en 
for boats drawing two feet of water. There are now not two i 
out of the 40 which have the required depth. Want of meai 
not the trouble, as the company divided a surplus of $8,000 or $ 
at one time, besides other dividends at other times. After i 
years of patient sufferance by the community and of preca: 
batteau navlgratlon at high rates, a writ of quo warranto ag. 
the company was asked of the Albemarle Court. Company ap 
to Legislature to sanction its illegal acts. Legislature suspe 
action on the quo warranto for more than a year. Company 
asks the Legislature to make present Inadequate navigaUon 


petual. Petitioners request fulfillment of existing laws. Alex. Rives, 
stockholder. J. W. Saunders, stockliolder, W. T. Wood, Jno. R. Jones, 
stockholder, Thos. T. Hill, Jno. H. Timberlake, stockholder and 100 
others. Referred. 
tizens of Albemarle & Augusta. 
1846. Dec. 7. A 366. Increase of stock of Staunton and James River 
Turnpike Company, in order that the road may be macadamized. 
Necessary to reduce cost of transportation to prevent trade of val- 
ley from going to Baltimore. Printed. James W. Mason, John O. 
Lewis, Jno. Jones. C. O. Johnston. Skiler T. Moon, N. W. Payne 
and 76 others. Reported. 
itixens of Scottsville. 
1846. Dec. 8. A 367. Receipt for a petition from Scottsville asking 
aid for macadamizing Staunton and James River Turnpike. 
ar k Citizens of Albemarle. 
1846. Dec. 9. A 368. Some change in administration of the circuit court 
district composed of Albemarle, Augusta, Rockbridge, Amherst and 
Nelson. At present there is far too much work on hand for any one 
court. These counties are among the most populous and litigous in the 
State, and the docket has reached such a stage of over-accumulation 
that justice is seriously retarded. District should be divided, or the 
functions of the court. Wm. T. Early, Alex. Rives, O. W. Southall, 
Benj. H. Magruder, Jno. S. Moon, Geo. S. Fuqua and 27 others. 
-Itliens of Albemarle & Nelson. 

1846. Dec. 12. A 369. Survey by State engineer of route for macada- 
mized road from Rockflsh River through Walter's Gap to Staunton. 
This is much better than the Staunton to Scottsville road, which 
has a seven degree grade and passes through a region without mate- 
rials for macadam. Zach. R. Lewis, D. J. Hartwik, Wm. P. Hall, A. M. 
Appling. N. D. Goolsby, Abraham Johnson and 43 others. Reported, 
Citiiena o( Scottsville. 

1846. Dec. 16. A 370. New election precinct at Scottsville. J. A. 
Ragland, John B. Hart, James W. Mason, Fleming B. Moon, Charles 
W. Gay, George W. Coleman and 74 others. Bill reported. 
HowardsTllle & Rockfish Turnpike Company. 

1846. Dec. 18. A 371. Amendment of company's charter increasing 
stock to $20,000 and allowing it to build toll-gates and collect tolls. 
Alexr. Fitzpatrick, Wm. A. Turner, Benj. C. Megginson, Wm. D. 
Boaz, H. N. Coleman and 12 others. Reported. 

1W7. Jan. 8. A 372. Approval of Rivanna Navigation Company's peti- 
tion asking for modification of its charter, so as to sanction present 
condition of navigation. Petitioners fear that navigation will be 
entirely suspended if any larger improvements are attempted. At 
present small boats manage to navigate the river, but steamboats or 
liOT8e>boat8 could not get along. Jno. B. Jones, Jno. Tray, Allen L. 
Mayo, Wm. Crenshaw, James W. Long, Wm. Burns and 66 others, 
^plicate 1, with 29 names. Duplicate 2, with 75 names. Referred. 


TiMBEKLAKE, JoHX, & Other Citizens. 

1847. Jan. 9. A 373. Repeal of so much of the act making Rivann 
River a lawful fence as concerns the part of the river betwee 
Meriwether's Bridge and Sneed's Dam or Milton. Richard N. Ai 
derson. Allen Starks, Charles C. Moore, John K. Allen, L. Newcom 
Nancy Gillespie and 12 others. Letter from John Timberlake. R 
f erred. 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1847. Jan. 16. A 374. Protest against modification of Rivanna Na^ 
gation Company's charter, so as to accept present condition of nai 
gatlon as final. Navigation Is very defective. Charter requires 
channel 25 feet wide, while at present channel is not half that wi 
and very shallow. Company Is allowed to receive 4V2 cents p 
ton per mile for freight for small amount of navigation. It tak 
from 12 to 18 days to get to Richmond and back via the Rivanna, 
distance of no more than 80 or 90 miles. Goods are frequent 
badly damaged by exposure en route. Merchants of Charlottesvil 
wearied of the Rivanna River, now have goods brought in wago 
from Richmond at double the expense of water carriage. Dams a 
locks are full of breaches, which are slowly repaired. Company 
not poor, as It recently declared a 5 per cent dividend. John 
O'Neal. Wm. M. Keblinger. Philip M. Crane. Edwin H. Gooch, M. 
Wm. H. Fry. Wm. J. Fife and 122 others. Referred. 


1847. Jan. 11. A 375. Protest against petition of John Timberl 
and others asking for a repeal of the act making the Rivanna Ri 
a lawful fence In so far as It concerns the part of the river D 
Shadwell's mills. N. L. Anderson, Alex. Rives, Thos. Mason, Lut 
M. George. Frank G. Ruflftn. S. C. Sneed and 5 others. Referrei 

Citizens of Albemarle & Nelson. 

1847. Jan. 16. A 376. Suspension of action concerning the macs 
mizlng of the road from Staunton to ScottsvlUe. until the report 
the survey of the HowardsvlUe route shall be turned in. This r 
has great advantages over the ScottsvlUe way. Allen Quarles, J* 
L. Kyle, J. Wharton. B. S. Fontaine, Lloyd G. Harris and 14 oth 
BUI ordered. 


1847. Jan. 23. A 377. Protest against granting the Rivanna Nav 
tion Company's petition to be allowed to cease improving nav 
tion. Navigation is very poor. Company has In no degree comp 
with its charter. Present low freight rates on Rivanna are due 
fact that opening of James River Canal has driven boatmen 
James to Rivanna and Willis's River and they work for any pr 
J. W. Saunders. H. J. Randolph. John Timberlake. Alex. Rives, "V 
P. Farish. R. C. Flannagjin and 5 others. Report of annual meet 
of stockholders with list of stockholders living out of State. Tfc 
affidavits and a letter. Referred. 

Officers of the 47th & SSth Regiments. 

1S47. Feb. 5. A 37S. Restoration of office of brigade inspectors. ' 
country is now involved in foreign war and an effective organ 


tion of the militia is necessary. Many young men trained at West 
Point or the Virginia Military Institute are available if appointed 
as brigade inspectors, who would have to wait a long time be- 
fore working up to colonelcies. Thos. J. Wingfleld, Col. of 47th 
Regt., Wm. T. Early, Adjt. 88th Regt, Jno. H. Bibb, Capt., and 11 

BY. William I. 

1847. Dec. 8. A 379. Return of fine of $68 levied against petitioner 
for retailing spirits without a license. He was not guilty of the 
offense. Joshua H. Wheeler, John Martin. William Hickes, James 
E. Mayo, Sandy R. Mayo and 142 others. Rejected. 

ROE. James, Free Negro. 

1847. Dec. 15. A 380. Permission to remain in Stat;e. Petitioner was 
emancipated by Erasmus T. and Marie L. Rose of Tennessee. He 
has been a dining-room servant to the hotels at the University and 
the professors for 15 years, and bears a good character. Eight cer- 


1847. Dec. 30. A 381. Incorporation of "Howardsville Saving Bank," 
with capital not exceeding $50,000. Daniel I. Hartsook, William A. 
Turner, Lewis Ball. John A. Hill, William D. Boaz. William P. Hall 
and 14 others. 

zens of Albemarle, Nelson & Buckingham. 

1848, Jan. 7. A 382. Aid in extension of the Howardsville Turnpike 
to Greensville in Augusta. Alex. Fitzhugh, Ro. W. Elsom, Saml. 
Hardins, Jos. C. Bowman and 96 others. Reported. 

(KWELL. Wm., ft others. 

1848. Jan. 8. A 383. Establishment of an election precinct at Black- 
well's tanyard. Wm. Blackwell. Benj. Vermilion. Jas. Meerlister, 
Jno. Gardner, M. P. Hall and 121 others. Reported. 
•emarle Farmers. 

1848. Jan. 8. A 384. Passage of a law to provide more effectually for 
the protection of sheep in Albemarle. Alex. Rives, Jas. F. Forge, 
Jessie Garth, Sam*l M. Tate, Alfred Carpenter and 77 others. Re- 
iiens of Albemarle, Buckingham & Nelson. 
1848. Jan. 17. A 385. Authority to raise a volunteer company from 
47th Regiment and 28th Regiment, to be attached to 2Sth Regiment 
and to muster at Howardsville. Jno. A. Hill, Jas. N. B. Cobb, Jno. 
S. Kyle, Lewis Ball, I. Howard Turner and 47 others, 
1848. Jan. 18. A 386. Extension of the Louisa Railroad^ to dock in 
Richmond. Increasing business creates confusion, delays, etc., 
and a heavy expense both in import and export trade would be 
saved by such extension. John Timberlake, Drury Wood, Wm. 
White, Wm. R. Hicks and 124 others. Duplicate signed by J. Brown, 
Alex. Rives, John M. Godwin and 156 others. Bill reported, 

•5f«» tfce duaptake and Ohio Railroad. 



1848. Jan. 28. A 387. Reduction in amount of auctioneer's license oi 
change to system of taxation on sales. Present license is too WS* 
for small towns and State loses revenue. Referred. 
Liberty Division of Sons of Temperance in Charlottesville. 

1848. Feb. 1. A 388. Incorporation, with power to hold property 
a limited amount. Alex. Pope Abell, J. W. Poindexter, Thoe. 
Jones, J. W. Ficklin, and Wm. J. Fife. Bill reported. 
Brown, Tiiomah H. 

1848. Dec. 20. A 389. Authority to relocate and regrade such pl* 
on the South Mountain turnpike, established in 1800, as are 
steep. The old charter is to remain untouched. Bill reported' 

Citizens of Albemarle. Augusta, etc. 

1849. Jan. 3. A 390. Change in charter of James River and StauB 
Turnpike Company, so that when one-third of the two-fifths 
stock to be taken by individuals shall be subscribed, the State ^ 
take one-third of the three-fifths of stock to be bought by her. 
will enable the company to organize and begin work. Wil 
Crosby, Francis Huff, Walter L. Hamner. James B. Culton. ^ 
Minor, M. Blair and 8 others. 

Convention of the Citizens of Albemarle. 

1849. Jan. 12. A 391. Establishment of free schools in the coi 
The present system is pronounced wholly inefficient. Meeting 
the people were held in different parts of the county and delei 
sent to the convention, and bill drawn up and accepted, i 
Rives. George \V. Randolph. B. G. McPhail, Geo. W. Kinsolving 
Benj. H. Magruder. Committee. Bill reported. 


1849. Jan. 12. A .•*92. Establisment of a branch bank at Scotts' 
Printed. John B. Hart, Jas. Brady. Wm. C. Harris. Thos. W. I 
and 97 others. Bill reported. 


1849. Jan. 13. A 393. Same as A 390. S. O. Moon, Dennis N( 
William L. Koiner, John W. Harvard. Richard W. Littlefood» R 
P. Suddarth and 73 others. Bill reported. 
Citizens of Soottsville. 

1849. Jan. 17. A 394. Establishment of a branch bank at Scottff 
The town is most important tributary to James River Cana 
tween Richmond and Lynchburg. Trade is large. List of chie 
tides in 1S41 is given. Trade has grown since then. Printed 
W. Dillard. W. H. Bradley. A. H. Wood, Wm. W. Staton. M. C. 
ter. John N. Morrison and 53 others. Bill reported. 

1849. Jan. 20. .\ 395. Establishment of an election precinct at B 
weirs tanyard. Wm. Blaokwell. Henry Mallory. Charles P. Di 
and 92 othei-s. Two accomp;\nying documents. Bill reported. 
Fakear, Rii iiARn F. 

1849. Feb. .">. .\ 39r». Act authorizing the su))erintendent of scl 
for the ix)uniy of Albemarle to pay petitioner for education of 


tain poor children out of the general balance of the school fund In 
his hands. Certificate and note sig^ned by A. M. Appling, School 
Commissioner, and a copy of resolution. Bill reported. 

dent & Directors of Charlottesville Saving Institution. 

S49. Dec. 12. A 397. Amendment to their charter. E. W. Wolfe. B. 
C. Flanagan, J. J. Paris, Andrew Sample, Jno. H. Bibb, and Alex. 
Pope Abell. Rejected. 

AG AX, Benjamin C, & others. 

1849. Dec. 14. A 398. Incorporation of the Albemarle Manufacturing 
Company for the manufacture of cotton and wool at place in Albe- 
marle known as Busk Island Factory. Alex. Rives, A. B. Magruder, 
Alex. Pope Abell and 7 others. Copy of bill. Referred. 

ixGEH, David. 

1850. Jan. 28. A 399. Divorce from his wife, formerly Mrs. Elizabeth 
McCord. She has totally deserted petitioner and he wishes to secure 
his property for his children by a former marriage. Referred. 

.rB, John. 

1850. Feb. 4. A 400. Compensation as a teacher of poor children In 

county of Nelson. Signed Robt. W. Elsom, Wm. C. Carrington, Wm. 

S. Hunter, Wm. G. Roberts, Sam'l A. Hill and 16 others. Reported. 

1850. March 1. A 401. Some modification of the powers conferred by 
the new code of Virginia upon internal improvement companies for 
the acquisition of timber and other materials for the use of said 
companies. Salina Coles, Jno. S. Coles, M. Rankin, Shadrack Lively 
and 28 others. Referred. 


ISoO. Dec. 4. A 402. Appropriation for a marble statue of Thomas 
Jefferson, to be erected at the University of Virginia. Jas. Alexan- 
der, C. L. Thompson, Geo. L. Peyton. Julius Munday, William W. 
Campbell. Thomas J. Cooke and 261 others. Referred. 

WE. James, Free Negro. 

1850. Dec. 14. A 403. Permission to remain in State. 


1850. Dec. 14. A 403a. Protest against granting of petition of James 
Monroe, free negro, for permission to remain In State. Petitioners 
wish to get rid of free negroes, and If Monroe's petition Is granted 
other negroes will petition for same privilege. Wm. M. Klblln, Sr., 
J. J. Pace. Ro. S. Jones, Chapman S. Jones, Thos. R. Bailey, S. W. 
Plcklln and 35 others. Referred. 

ttns of Charlottesville. 

1850. Dec. 18. A 404. Incorporation of a joint stock company to build 
a town hall and for other purposes. Andrew J. Brown, Jno. Cock- 
ran, P. A. Woods, S. R. Watts, Berry K. Cockrane. Wm. P. Farish 
and 10 others. Referred. 


1851. Jan. 1. A 405. Establishment of election precinct in county at 
the house now the residence of Bluford R. Eddlns In Earlysvllle. 
Bluford R. Eddlns, Julius A. Harris, Wm. Catterton. Sr.. Jas. Carter, 
Wm. T. Early and 96 others. Acted upon J any. 10. 


Public Meeting at Charlottesville. 

1851. Jan. 2. A 406. Charter for a railroad from Charlottesville ti 
T^ynchbiirg. With copy of proceedings of the meeting. Alex. Rive 
Wm. .1. Robertson, J. W. Saunders. Wm. T. Early, Jas. Alexandei 
Committee. Referred. 


1851. Jan. 8. A 407. Establishment of election precinct in Free Unic 
at the residence of Jas. A. Brown. Chas. B. Cox, Jas. A. Brow 
Henry S. Mitchell. Jno. W. Gilliam and 45 others. Duplicate sign' 
by Jas. A. Gibson, Thos. G. Bell, Robt. A. Pendleton, Wm. S. CI: 
borne, V. McGinniss and 172 others. Laid on table. 


1851. Feb. 1. A 408. Erection of another sc^le house for the purp* 
of weighing cattle at or near the depot of the Central Railroad 
Richmond. Thos. W. Meriwether, Jas. H. Terrell, Peter M. M 
wether. Jno. R. Woods. F. K. Nelson and 20 others. 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1851. Feb. 28. A 409. Certain amendments and modifications of tl 
present charter, so as to place town on a footing with other ta 
in the Commonwealth, as defined in the 54th chapter of the cod* 
Virginia. E. M. Wolfe. Chas. L. Wingo, B. C. Flanagan, I. P. J 
back, T. W. Savage and 94 others. 

Rector & Visitors of the University. 

1852. Jan. 12. A 410. Authority to negotiate a loan, to enable t 
tioners to complete a building now in course of erection. Gi 
need for extra class-rooms and for public hall, as library in rotu 
is unsafe. Signed by Jno. C. Cabell. Referred. 

Citizens of Albemarle & Greene. 

1852. Jan. 12. A 411. Incorporation of a company to construct a ti 
pike from or near the town of McGaheysville in Rockingham to 
in Albemarle. Nat'l Burnley, A. W. Michie. Jno. C. Carter, ( 
Clarke, David W. Mills and 82 others. Reported. 

Richards. Pkyto?j L. 

1852. Jan. 14. A 412. Petitioner in 1829 became bail for one Jai 
Thomas, who had been indicted for assault upon Albert Jeffi 
Thomas did not appear and petitioner was forced to surrender 
property. His sole property consisted of his interest in his gn 
father's estate which was sold by sheriff to James Michie for 
dollar. Michie never laid claim to his share of the estate, and 
heirs have agreed to give up their right to the share if Leglslat 
will revoke the judgment for bail still standing against petitio 
He asks that State will give up the judgment. Two docume 
Bill ordered. 


1852. Jan. 27. A 413. New election precinct at Lindsay's Turn-out 
Central Railroad at tavern of Ly-man Burnham. Jas. P. Bragg, ^ 
D. Lumsden. Isaac W. Garth. Wm. Payne, Jr., Carter H. Page 
140 others. Referred. 



1852. Jan. 28. A 414. New election precinct at Everettsville at tavern 
house of Capt. Wm. M. Smith. Peter R. Johnson, John B. King. 
B. H. Magruder, S. Jas. Hart, S. T. Hart, E. I. Timberlake and 20 
others. Referred. 


1852. Feb. 4. A 415. New election precinct at Ames's Store in Coves- 
ville. Citizens of that portion of county are inconveniently distant 
from other precincts. James Graves, Jas. B. Napier, Clinton Har- 
ris, Sam'l A. Maxwell and 55 others. Referred. 


1852. Feb. 14. A 416. Establishment of an election precinct at Gar- 
land's Store. John Digges, Wm. H. Garland, Matthew Eubank, Jo- 
seph F. Wingtield, N. Hamner and 161 others. Referred. 


1852. Feb. 14. A 417. Establishment of election precinct at Cobham on 
the Virginia Central Railroad.* W. C. Rives, James D. Smith, J 
W. H. Lewis, Wm. Payne, Jr., and 22 others. Referred. 

Rector k Visitors of University of Virginia. 

1852. Nov. 22. A 418. Authority for the interest on the loan author- 
ized by the act of 17 Feb., 1852, to be paid at the treasury and de- 
ducted from the annuity to the University. Joseph C. Cabell, Rec- 
tor. Two letters from Philip St. G. Cocke, to Joseph C. Cabell and 
extract from letter from Thos. I. Randolph to Joseph C. Cabell. 

Merchants of Albemarle. 

1852. Apr. 13. A 419. Arrangement for proportioning license tax to 
the invoices of purchases rather than to the annual sales, as pro- 
posed by Bill No. 291, now before the House. John H. Bibb, Plan- 
nagan. Abell ft Co., Andrew J. Brown and 23 others. Laid on table. 

TiMBEBUKE, John, ft others. 

1S52. Dec. 6. A 420. Incorporation of water cure establishment near 
Charlottesville, to be called the Charlottesville Hydraulic ft Hygienic 
Institute. John Timberlake, A. B. Magruder, B. C. Flannagan and 
0. M. Burke. Bill ordered. 


1852. Dec. 8. A 421. Charter for bank at Charlottesville, based on 
free banking system, with capital of $50,000 to $200,000. Wm. P. 
Painly. C. Hamsey, T. H. Wood, Julius Munday, R. A. Musgrove 
and 25 others. Referred. 


1853. Feb. 3. A. 422. Proceedings of a public meeting held in the 
county of Albemarle at B. M. Church's, relative to the extension of 
the Orange and Albemarle Railroad to the city of Lynchburg. 
Robert H. Carter, Chairman, I. S. Tlnsley and Thomas Garland, Sec- 
taries. Laid on table. 

*^*» the Sootbern Railway. 



1854. Jan. 17. A 423. Copy of petition of jurors in the ca 
S. Mosby," a student at the University, convicted of unli 
ing of one George Turpin, and sentenced to one year' 
ment and fine of $500, asking that he be pardoned and fii 
Ira Maupin, Wm. Wood, Paul Tilman. Sr., Wilton He^ 
Fergusson, James Harries, Reuben Harris and Alex. Joh 
of petition to same effect signed by 298 persons. Co] 
from S. F. Leake to Gov. Joseph Johnson, relating the 
case and praying for his clemency. Copy of letter from 
dexter, doctor of the accused, to the governor certifying 1 
delicate health of the young man. Certificate that the ab 
copies of papers in the case, signed by Geo. W. Munford, 
the Commonwealth. 


1854. Jan. 19. A 424. A law prohibiting sale of intoxicat 
except for necessary purposes, to be submitted to the 
people, and if approved in every city and county, to 
law; if not generally approved, to apply to cities and 


1854. Jan. 9. A 425. Same as A 424. Wm. A. Bibb, S. W 
H. Timberlake, Jno. R. Jones, T. W. Savage and 106 oi 
of proceedings of State Temperance Convention of 1853 

Rector & Visitors of University of Virginia. 

1854. Jan. 27. A 426. Necessity of making extraordinary 
improvements for the due protection and preservation < 
ings and other valuable property in the institution 
petitioners' charge. Joseph C. Cabell, Rector. Bill repc 

Citizens of Charlottesville. 

1855. Jan. 31. A 427. Branch of the Exchange Bank or \ 
Virginia at Charlottesville. A. B. Magruder, Geo. B. 
Hutchison, E. T. Timberlake and 40 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Albemarle, Nelson & Buckingham. 

1856. Jan. 14. A 428. Charter for independent bank at ¥ 
with capital of not less than $50,000, to be called "Ba 

President & Directors of Charlottesville Savings Bank. 

1856. Feb. 7. A 429. Amendment of charter of said bar 
change the time of the annual meeting of the stockl 
the 1st Thursday to the 4th Saturday in January. J 
Thos. J. Wertenbaker, Sam'l E. W. Becker, Chas. M. 
M. Mclntire, John B. Minor, J. Minor. Referred. 


1856. Feb. 15. A 430. Setting forth the widespread evi 
from intemperance, the good result of temperance leg 
asking further legislation on the subject. John M. Go( 
Saunders, Alex. Rives, V. C. Huff and 54 others. Refer 

**Tho famous C'onfcHk-rate partizaii. 


lants ft Traders of Albemarle. 

S56. Feb. 19. A 431. Complaint of the injustice and inequality of 
the revenue law." The capital invested in mercantile pursuits at 
present pays one-half as much tax as that invested in lands, whilst 
the latter is twelve or fifteen times greater than former. Praying 
that this inequality may be corrected during the present revision 
of the revenue laws. J. H. Bibb, Geo. Mclntire, R. A. Musgrove and 
28 others. Circular of the merchants. Referred. 

1 Commissioners of Albemarle. 

^iu. Jan. 10. A 432. Increase of the per diem pay for teaching the indi- 
gent children of the county from four to six cents. Geo. Clive, Thos. 
J. Cooke and Alex. Pope Abell, Committee of Cimmissioners. Com- 
mittee reported adversely. 


S58. Jan. 14. A 433. Act making the Rivanna River a lawful fence 
from the Hydraulic Mill Dam to Ray's Ford in the county of Albe- 
marle. R. G. Crank, Ed. C. Wingfield, W. H. Goodman and 4 
others. Referred. 

bantfi of Albemarle. 

1858. Jan. 8. A 434. Reduction of revenue tax on merchants because 
it is unjust. Mason & Lewis, Henry Nennon, Joseph R. Staton, 
C. M. Ragland, T. W. ft C. E. Little. M. B. Harris, Staples L. Martin 
and X. E. May. 

d of Visitors o"f University. 

1858. March 19. A 435. Proceedings of a special meeting, held on 
March 19, 1858. Lectures to be suspended until May 1, because of 
prevalence of disease. Pamphlet — ^report of University Medical 


Btees of Alexandria. 

ins. Nov. 8. A 456. Petitioners, under law of 1748 for erection of 
town at Hunting Creek Warehouse, built in 1775 a warehouse on 
PWl. Alexander's land which became property of town. They have 
lately rented parcels of this land to Thomas Fleming, and parcels 
at Point West to Thomas Moxley, Richard Conway, Robert Mease 
and Robt. Adam for period of 63 years, with final reversion to town. 
They have built a warehouse on south side of Oronoka Street at 
expense of £700. Notwithstanding these leases and buildings, Oro- 
noka Street is 66 feet wide, and the county and town wharf gives a 
clear space of 18,000 square feet. There is a certain piece of sunken 
ground adjoining land bought by town for establishment of town at 
Hunting Creek, and belonging to Philip Alexander, but purchased 
from him by Major Lawrence Washington, Nathaniel Chapman, 
^'ni. Ramsay and Messrs. Carlyle ft Dalton for 200 pistoles. John 
Carlyie and Wm. Ramsay, being only surviving partners of this 
Purchase, sold this sunken land with intention of giving money ob- 

IVre vere ( 

otMtant complaints against the licetiHe tax baned ui)On the amount of sales. 


tained therefrom to city, and petitioners ask that this sale and 
other proceedings be confirmed. Wm. Ramsay, Robert Adam, Jobi 
Mulr, Thomas Fleming, Richd. Conway. Bill dravm. 


1778. Nov. 20. A 457. The lots left by Jno. Alexander in fee simple re- 
quire an annual rent, upon condition that a building 20 ft sq. be p^^ 
up within two years, in default of which it will revert to Jno. Alex- 
ander and his heirs. On account of contest with Great Britain, itb>* 
been impracticable to comply with conditions of improvement of sal' 
lots. And by the descent of the lots to the Infant heir of Jno. Alexai 
der, deceased, it is Impossible for the petitioners to come to any agrc 
ment or compromise with heir. They therefore pray that the > 
sembly will prolong the time for improving the lots and that tl 
said lots and streets may be made town lands. Kno. Flnley, E 
ward Ramsay, Jno. Saunders, Peter Wise, Wm. Mulr and 9 othei 


1778. Dec. 3. A 458. Incorporation of the town, with the necessa 
regulations for governing it and an election of town officers to 1 
held annually. Also that the town boundaries be extended. The 
Reed. Sam'l Simmons. Jas. Collins and 99 others. Reasonable. 

Merchants ft Adventurers to Sea of Alexandria. 

1779. Oct. 25. A 459. Establishment of a naval office In town for tl 
safety of Inhabitants and foreigners. John Mulr, Robt Harpc 
Wm. Paton, Edwd. Owens. Wm. Hunter and 31 others. Four £ 
companylng documents. Reasonable. 

Subjects of the State ft Adventurers In Trade. 

1780. May 27. A 460. Taxes laid upon merchants are unjust and te 
to give Maryland. Carolina and Pennsylvania an advantage. B& 
chants are taxed 2H» P^r <*^nt upon actual worth of their go^^ 
while lands are taxed 2 per cent and valued very much be' 
worth. Also land Is taxed but once a year, while the tradec 
taxed 2^2 per cent every time he turns his money over. Beside 
trade must be taxed heavily. Inland traders should be taxed W 
than Importers. Large dealers should not be saerified for retail 
Hooe and Harrisons. Richard Conway and John Harper. 

Gablyle. Johx. 

17S0. Junes. A 461. Removal of Hunting Creek Inspection to anot 
place. Petitioner is manager of estate of Mrs. Sybil W- 
which will descend. ui>on her death, to George William C 
lyle. his son. Hunting Creek tobacco warehouses are situated 
town on lots belonging to estate. These warehouses are surrounc 
by other houses and are. therefore, in great danger in case of 
and besides petitioner can use the lots to better advantage. 


17S:2. May 27. A 462. Establishment of ferries from the town to Hi 
kin^s. Addison s or Roiler^s on the Maryland side of Potomac Ri^ 
to be under immediate direction of mayor and conunon coun* 
That mayor and council be empower^ed to collect from all sea ^ 
sels using the town m^harf. the customary wharfage, to be appl 


to the use and benefit of the town. And that the mayor and com- 
mon council be empowered to extend Water Street through the 
town from north to south, and to open and lay off Union Street 
from north to south. People for sometime past, by right of number 
of inhabitants, have been entitled to representation in House of 
Delegates and pray that they may send to Assembly a Burgess, the 
voting to be by ballot in same manner as they vote for their town 
council. Oliver Price, Robert Lyle, Jacob Cox, John Harper and 48 
others. Bill drawn. 

FAX. Bryan. 

783. Dec. 5. A 463. Retention of the Northern Neck as the property 
of Robert, Lord Fairfax and Denny Martin, it having been a pur- 
chase made by their ancestors. They have enjoyed the lands since 
1680, and their possession has been confirmed by acts of 1736, 1748 
and 1777. Land was acquired by real purchase and not by royal 
favor. To lie on table. 

^BD. RicHi)., & RiCHD. Webster. Alexandria Inspectors. 

1784. June 5. A 464. Grant of a salary equal to that of the Dumfries 
and Quantico inspectors. Reported. 

rr. Sheubel. 

1784. June 12. A 465. Pay for fifteen months' service in Alexandria 
hospital, for which petitioner never received satisfaction. Hea- 

or, Aldermen and Commonalty. 

1784. Dec. 2. A 466. Measures are needed for a general improvement 
of Alexandria streets. Consequently petitioners ask that an act be 
passed vesting Robert Adam, Richard Conway, George Gilpin, John 
Saunders and Nelll Mooney with power to take a general level of 
the streets and to direct manner of digging them down and raising 
them up. The plan they adopt shall be binding upon the present 
and all future councils. Also a protest against this petition. Sev- 
eral of the men named as commissioners are prejudiced and unfit 
to handle such large powers. Signed by Dennis Ramsay, John 
Lomax, Peter Wise, Andw. Wales, Edwd. Sanford, James Adam and 
61 others. 

abltante of Virginia & Maryland. 

1784. Dec. 4. A 467. Navigation of Potomac River should be im- 
proved by joint action of Virginia and Maryland. Petitioners met 
at Alexandria and think that navigation can be perfected from 
great falls to a good distance beyond Fort Cumberland and also 
through the great and lower falls, at a moderate expense. Virginia 
should pass an act for formation of company, or two States should 
act jointly. Wm. Hartshorne, Chairman. Referred. 

fchanu ft others. 

1785. Nov. 5. A 468. New commercial regulations. Petitioners ask 
whether it would not be for the general welfare of the United 
States if Congress were vested with certain rights over the foreign 
trade and commerce." At present foreigners are freely admitted to 

^ tofiflict betwren the States in rofrard to duties led to the ostablishment of the United 
w Con^tution. Thw waH the octasion; there were many causes. 


American ports and to export therefrom, with few restrictions, whiU 
citizens of United States are absolutely prohibited from carrying InU 
foreign ports and taking therefrom some of the most important art! 
cles of trade. The merchants of the United States should be put upo 
equal footing with merchants of foreign nations trading with then 
Wm. Tyler, James Kirk, Wm. Wilson, Peter Wise and 72 other 

Common Council of Alexandria. 

1785. Nov. 5. A 469. Act for laying off the lands adjoining the toi 
of Alexandria agreeable to the plan prepared by John Allison a 
Robert Adam. This is very important, in order to preserve the u 
formity and regularity of the town, as well as for other reascM 
If the owners of property take the matter into their own ham 
these will not be considered. Oliver Price, Clk. Reasonable. 

Griffith. David. 

1785. Nov. 15. A 470. If Washington Street is opened through 
whole extent and widened to 100 ft, the petitioner will sustain 
loss of £200 annually. He prays Legislature if it should decide 
open Washington Street, that it will provide that compensati 
be made him proportionate to the injury done. Reasonable. 


1786. Oct. 30. A 471. Incorporation of the Alexandria Academy, wi 
George Washington. William Brown, David Stewart, John Fl 
gerald. Charles Lee, William Baker, Isaac S. Keith, Samuel Hans 
James Hendricks, William Hartshorne, Josiah Watson, Benjai 
Dulany and Charles Simms, as trustees. George Washington 
proves of academy and has made a donation. Also that reve 
arising from billiard tables and tavern licenses be given to acade 
W. Brown. Isaac S. Keith, John Fitzgerald. Robert McCrea, J< 
Taylor, Ch. Simms and 30 others. First part reported — second f 

Dadk. Baldwin. 

1786. Nov. 3. A 472. Repeal of so much of an aQt of the last Assem 
as relates to the narrowing of Washington Street between Qu' 
and Oronoka Streets, so that Washington Street will again be i 
form and the private contracts of individuals will be undisturl 

Inhabitants of Fairfax. 

1786. Nov. 15. A 473. New tobacco inspection at Alexandria. C 
venient place to load, as vessels come there in great numbers \ 
give good prices for tobacco. So much tobacco comes to Alex 
dria by way of Potomac and other routes that it cannot be wj 
housed. Michael Shore. Benjamin Lanston. Jas. Morrison, J 
Potts. I^wis Cook. John Allan and 19 others. Duplicate 1, ^ 
135 names. Duplicate 2. with 147 names. Duplicate 3, with 
names. Duplicate 4. with 19 names. Duplicate 5, with 35 nan 
With 15 accompanying papers. 



1786. Nov. 15. A 474. Protest against establishment of new tobacco 
inspection. Only about 1,500 hogsheads of tobacco have come to 
town annually since the peace with England.** New inspectors must 
be paid by Commonwealth or their salaries taken from present in- 
spectors, who receive only £60 per annum. Place proposed for new 
inspection is in uninhabited part of town, while proprietors of pres- 
ent inspection are willing to build new warehouses if necessary. 
Charles Lee, John Potts, Jr., James Hendricks, Walter Brooke, 
Thomas Herbert, Charles Little and 200 others. Reasonable. 


1787. Oct 19. A 475. Change In flour Inspection laws; appointment 
of only one Inspector at each place, with view to Increasing effi- 
ciency of Inspection. Philadelphia, owing to rigid Inspection, ex- 
ports best flour made In America, and Virginia Is In need of similar 
measures. Jas. Keith, Jno. Murray, Jno. Dunlap and 80 others. 

KooME. John. 

1787. Nov. 6. A 476. Exclusive right to run a stage line between Alex- 
andria, Richmond and Hampton for a period of three years. Re- 

Hepbitbn, William, & John Ditndas. 

1787. Nov. 20. A 477. Protest against establishment of a new Inspec- 
tion until the quantity of tobacco shall be double what It Is at 
present, as another warehouse would be an unnecessary public ex- 
pense and burden and a great private loss and Injury to the 
memorialists. Two accompanying petitions with 831 names. Re- 

Merchants, Traders ft others. 

1788. Nov. 5. A 478. Establishment of an Inspection of flour and 
bread. Wm. Hartshorne, Jonah Thompson, Francis Peyton and 84 
others. Reported. 

Hlvdbicks. John, ft James. 

1788. Oct. 25. A 479. Renewal of military certificates, which were 
stolen from petitioners. Reported. 

N'OY.14. A 480. Mutilated. One half of petition missing, but most of 
the names of signers Intact. 

1790. Nov. 16. A 481. Permission to hold lottery for the purpose of 
raising £5,000 to complete paving streets of town. The sum raised 
by former lottery Is Inadequate; also that Wm. Brown, Richard 
Conway. Jno. Ports, Jr., Joslah Watson, Olney Wlnson, Jonathan 
Swift and Wm. Hodgson be appointed trustees of lottery. Lemuel 
Bent, Jno. Fitzgerald, James Patton and 28 others. Reasonable. 
^KIL, DAvro. 

1790. Nov. 16. A 482. Divorce from his wife, nee Phebe Caverly. She 
has become practically a prostitute. Petitioner therefore asks for 
appointment of a court to consider his case. Reported. 

**ln 17M, 


Tandy, Moses. 

1791. Nov. 12. A 483. Compensation for storage and reshipplng 
tobacco belonging to the State, for which petitioner never recei^ 
pay. Itemized account. Rejected. 

Alexandria Lodge No. 22. 

1792. Oct. 6. A 484. Act authorizing petitioners to raise money 
way of lottery to the amount of $6,000 for the building of a Maso 
Hall, in which will be situated a Library Hall, and another hall 
the use of public meetings. Jesse Taylor, Jno. Dunlop. Jas. Tay 
and 38 others. Reported. 

Merchants ft others. 

1792. Oct. 9. A 485. Establishment of a bank in town, the capital 
which is not to exceed $150,000. A bank has become necessary 
the commerce of the town and the State. The banks at Baltim 
and Philadelphia draw to those towns all the trade of the fer 
back country of Virginia and also of Maryland and Pennsylvai 
which naturally should come to Alexandria through the chani 
of Potomac and James Rivers. Robert Hamilton, John Gill, J< 
Hooe, Charles Alexander and 122 others. Referred. 

Flour Manufacturers. 

*1792. Oct. 13. A 486. Reduction of the rate of inspecting flour 
Alexandria and other places where large quantities are collected 
exportation, from two pence to one penny ha' penny per barrel, 
that the charge of inspection may in future be imposed upon 
exjwrter of the commodity. That another grade of flour (in a 
tion to the flour enumerated in the Act of 1787, between flne 
middling may be distinguished by the inspector, and branded for 
portation with the word "seconds." Also that some proper pe; 
be appointed by law to call the inspectors of flour to an account 
well for the fines which they have heretofore collected, as for tl 
which they shall hereafter collect, and to receive from them the 
due to the State. Reported. 

Sundry Persons. 

1792. Oct, 13. A 4S7. Great increase in quantity of flour inspectec 
Alexandria— 24.400 barrels in 1784 and 60.000 in 1791. At the a 
time tobacco cultivation is rapidly decreasing, and wheat and f 
will soon become princiiml exports. Wheat however, sells al 
six pence ft bushel higher at Baltimore and Philadelphia thai 
Virginia, m*hich fact tends to draw all grain towards those cen' 
This diflference in price is due to great number of mills around 
cities, which bid for wheat. Remedy is for State to encourage 
ginia millers and relieve them of disabilities. Price of fioui 
spectlon is too high — two pence a barrel — while in Maryland 
Pennsylvania it is one i>enny. Alexandria inspector, from si 
and perquisites, made about £535 last year, of which he pa3r8 £^ 
his assistant and also the charge of a small boy and horse to c 
around town the forge for heating branding-irons. His exti 
gant salary is constantly increasing. Besides, the fee for inspei 
is paid by the miller instead of exporter. There sli 
also be some new designation of flour brands, as millers 


greatly because of having two different brands marked "middling." 
Petitioners ask that rate of inspection be reduced to one penny ha* 
penny and that the 'charge may be imposed upon the importers, and 
that the grade of flour between full and middling may be branded 
'seconds." David Stuart, Stump & Ricketts, William Hartshorne, 
William Bird and 5 others. 

esident Directors & Company of Bank of Alexandria & others. 
1793. Sept. 3. A 488. Increase of capital stock of bank to the sum of 
$300,000, and also that bank be allowed to issue notes as low as one 
dollar. Phil. Fendall. William Wilson. John Muire, Jonah Thomp- 
son, John Fitzgerald and 240 others. 

•pBiBN, WiixiAM, & John Dundak. 
1793. Oct. 26. A 489. Permission to use the two tobacco warehouses 
facing on Water Street as store houses until such time as they may 
be needed for tobacco. Reported, 

LvFFOBD, Thomas. & Jacob Cox. Tobacco Inspectors. 

1793. Nov. 2. A 490. Payment of the deficiency in petitioners' salaries 
by the State. The inspection does not receive enough tobacco to 
provide salaries for inspectors. Two documents accompanying. 

icHAEU Jacob. 

1794. Nov. 22. A 491. Act vesting the house and lot of the late Fred- 
erick Hennlnger in petitioner in consideration of the sum of 1,200 
gilders which he paid Henninger's heir, residing in Germany, who 
he supposed would be legally entitled to estate. He did not know 
that property descending to aliens escheated. Reported. 

ayor, Common Council ft others. 
1794. Nov. 24. A 492. Change in time of holding Alexandria Court to 
the fourth Monday in each month and the quarterly session to 
March, June, August and November. Present terms conflict with 
Fairfax County Court and District Court. Signed by Charles See, 
and Saml. Arell. Reported. 
Jundry Merchants ft Traders. 

179S. Nov. 12. A 493. Act compelling millers to brand superfine upon 
each barrel that they Judge to be of that quality, and directing in- 
spectors to merely stamp each barrel with the initial letters of the 
port and state wherein they act. William Wilson, Francis Peyton, 
Ricketts ft Newton and 47 others. Reasonable. 
SoTirRx. William, ft Joiix Dun das. 

1795. Nov. 16. A 494. Discontinuance of tobacco warehouses at Alex- 
Midria and return of them to the petitioners, proprietors of the 
same. They own the lot on which houses stand, and have spent 
^rge sums of money in the improvement of them, and the pres- 
ent amount of business done at Alexandria does not Justify the 
niaintenance any longer of an inspection for tobacco there, espe- 
cially as two other warehouses are in the county. Affidavit from 
Thw- Graffoort and Jacob Cox, former inspectors, that the tobacco 
inspected for the last two years amounted to only 391 hogsheads. 
fi^H dratcn. 


Citizens of Fauquier. 

1795. Nov. 16. A 495. Increase of capital of Bank of Alexar 
$300,000. Since establishment of bank*, trade and prosp( 
town have increased greatly, but the inadequacy of the 
caused a rival bank to be established at Georgetown, with a 
of $1,000,000, which threatens to affect the prosperity of Ale 
banks and of that section of the State. Charles Duncan, Wm 
Thos. Roy, Thornton Buckner and 18 others. Reasonable. 


1795. Nov. 16. A 496. Authority for common council to pay 
of the peace. Owing to rapid increase in town's population, 
must devote one-third of their time to their office, which tl 
not afford to do without compensation, as there is not a sin 
in town who lives upon his fortune alone. Ja. Keith, Steph 
Edw. Stablin, Thos. Patten. Alexand. Smith, Leml. Bent 
others. Reported. 

Citizens of Fairfax. 

1795. A 497. Increase of capital of Alexandria Bank to J 
Duplicate of A 488. Wm. Hartshorne, Wm. Wilson, Andre 
say, John Fitzgerald and 131 others. Reasonable. 

Mayor ft Commonalty. 

1796. Nov. 1. A 498. Incorporation of each improved half acr 
the area lately added to town, bounded by Montgomery Stree 
ing Creek, West Street and Potomac River, and every otl 
acre lot within said limits whenever a tenantable dwellin 
shall be erected upon it. Also that the mayor and com 
be enabled to compel the proprietors of the lots to remove 
ances from such lots not incorporated as may injure the h 
the inhabitants. Jonah Thompson, Mayor. Reported. 

Wales. Andrew. Executor of Samujx McLk.\x. 

1796. Nov. 12. A 499. Permission to sell lot in town of Ah 
belonging to late Samuel McLean, in order to pay, as far i 
ble. his debts. Samuel McLean died greatly in debt and 
little other property. He directed in his will that his Just < 
paid. Copy of will of Saml. Mclean. Reported. 

Mayor & Commonalty. 

1796. Nov. 16. A 500. Change of day of holding the hustini 
of town of Alexandria from the Friday after the 3rd Mo 
the 4th Monday in each month. Great inconvenience is now 
enced from practice of holding hustings court in same i 
county court, as the attorneys find it impossible to attenc 
their business, and it is difficult to procure juries and wi 
Jonah Thompson, Mayor. Reported. 

Mayor ft Commonalty. 

1796. Nov. 16. A 501. Authority to levy taxes upon all lande 
erty in town to pay for the paving of streets, and also right 1 
distress proceedings against owners of lots which contain s 
water or other nuisances. Signed. Jonah Thompson, May< 


WEBLEY, Peteb, Guardian of Ricilvbd ft Christiana Abell. 
1796. Nov. 18. A 502. Authority for petitioner during minority of 
said orphans to grant their lands in manner directed by the will of 
the late David Arell, subject to the payment of an annual rent. 
Copy of will of David Arell. Reported. 

VAX, Frances. 

1796. Nov. 23. A 503. Grant to petitioner of the title to lot of land 
in town of Alexandria, of which the late Col. Michael Ryan, her 
husband, died seized. He died intestate, and the daughter of a 
former marriage, who by the laws of the State inherited his prop- 
erty, also died without heirs, and the lot devolved on tlie Com- 
monwealth. The petitioner is left almost destitute, and as the lot 
is unimproved, she derives no benefit from her right of dower. Re- 


1797. Dec. 13. A 504. Incorporation in the town of a company for 
making Insurances upon shipping and merchandize and exports 
and imports of every species. The trade of the town has greatly 
increased, exports for past year amounting to $1,222,900, and a great 
deal of the insurance belonging to the town is taken out in the North 
or in Europe, with inconvenience and additional expense, which 
would be avoided if it were taken out at home. Wm. Wilson, Geo. 
Taylor, Wm. Ramsay, Wm. Byrd Page and 6 others. Reasonable. 

1797. Dec. 16. A 505. Incorporation of library company in Alexandria, 
with power to make by-laws, ftc, choose a president and 12 direc- 
tors and appoint a treasurer and librarian with proper salaries. 
Petitioners have already associated themselves to raise the neces- 
sary funds, and have collected more than 1,000 volumes. James 
Keith and Jas. Muir, Abram Hunt, Wm. Hartshorne and 38 others. 
^yor k Commonalty. 
n97. Dec. 22. A 506. Amendment of law incorporating within town 
certain lots "such as are built upon," and exempting all interme- 
diate lots from such regulation as others are subject to, so that 
mayor and council may exercise the same jurisdiction in those parts 
of town and along the Potomac River as in the incorporated section. 
Francis Peyton, Mayor. Reported. 
^^^^ Joseph A Samuel. 

1^97. Dec. 23. A 507. Act uiaking null and void an order of town 
council extending Washington and Queen Streets through the rope 
walk of the petitioners. Council is acting out of its province, as 
the land included in the streets has not been incorporated, and it 
proposes to destroy a valuable industry without advantage to any- 
body. Joseph Harper, Samuel Harper, Ja. Ruth, Wm. Hartshorne, 
R. Hooe, Ch. Simms and 240 others. Counter-petition demonstrat- 
ing the Inconvenience and hardship caused by the division of the 
town by Joseph and Samuel Harper's rope walk. All seven streets 
parallel to Potomac River and westward of Washington Street are 
obstructed and people must go past fourteen streets to get around 


obstacle. "The injury and hardship sustained hy the lower end 
the town, will be made more evident, when it is observed that the 
are no stores or warehouses used for the reception of produce - 
Oranoko Street, where the Leesburg and Georgetown turnpike roa 
are let in, and that five-sixths of the business is done with tl 
back country below King Street, three squares to the south 
Oranoko; and, of course, the public are obliged to cross tlir» 
streets to the south and then to proceed back to the westward 
order to get to that part of the town where the business begin 
and when they could go in a direct line, if the obstruction could I 
removed." Wm. Billington, John Powers, Joseph Thornton, Jot 
Brown, Peter Wise, Jr., Jas. Miller and 375 others. 

Inhabitants of Fairfax & Loudoun. 

1798. Dec. 6. A 508. Reestablishment of the tobacco inspection at Ale 
andria. Owing to the high price of wheat and flour during tl 
European war, tobacco cultivation decreased greatly and inspectia 
was closed in 1793. Now price of tobacco has risen again and it 
to be extensively planted, the crop this year exceeding the era 
of many former years. A. Janney, Gabl. Smither, Wm. Harp€ 
William Isabel, Ch. Douglas, Jas. Case and 278 ethers. 


1798. Dec. 7. A 509. Exemption of tithables from the payment of th 
part of Fairfax County levy which is to be used for the erection 
public buildings. These buildings will be of no service to the to'' 
and Fairfax County contributes nothing for the Alexandria put 
buildings. Benj. Davies, W^m. Grimes, John Gadsley, Jas. Cat 
bell and 453 others. Bill drawn. 
Library Company of Alexandria. 

1798. Dec. 10. A 510. Repeal of act passed at last session incorpoi 
ing a library company in Alexandria, as it was inadequate. P 
tioners ask for the Incorporation of the Alexandria Library C^ 
pany with power to own and convey property and to sue and 
sued. James Muir, Pres., Jas. McRae, Wm. Milnor, Jno. P. Thon 
and 5 others. Reported, 

Inhabitants of Fairfax County. 

1798. Dec. 13. A 511. Act empowering corporation of Alexandria 
lay off two acres to be used for the holding of fairs twice a ye 
in April and October. Fairs are of great advantage to farmers a 
mechanics in enabling them to sell surplus stock, to learn how 
improve breeds, to buy provisions at lower rates and in other wa 
Benj. Dulany, Phil. Marstetter, John Hooper and 79 others, -i 

Merchants & others. 

1799. Dec. 14. A 512. Protest against the injustice of act passed 
1797 imposing a tax of $40 upon wholesale venders of foreign ai 
cles and $15 upon retail. The law is unconstitutional and injurii 
both to the merchants and the community at large. Virginia la 
are unfavorable to commerce and often prevent merchants of lai 


means from settling in the State. Petitioners trust that Legislature 
will allow the above mentioned law to expire without renewal. 
Dennis Ramsay, Robert Allison. Wm. Hartshorne and 221 others. 


1799. Dec. 16. A 513. Extension of charter of Bank of Alexandria for 
twenty years. Without a bank, commerce of town would be di- 
verted to Baltimore, and besides, as the circulation of bank notes 
cannot be prevented, the notes should be Alexandria notes and not 
issues of Northern banks. Rlchd. Conway, Jas. Campbell, Jno. V. 
Thomas, Francis Murphy and 100 others. Duplicate with 133 names. 

Mkh.vjl. Ja(oii. 

1799. Dec. 19. A 514. Act vesting in petitioner right in fee simple to 
houses and lots owned by John Frederick Henninger, deceased. 
Decedent had only one daughter, Mary Magdalena Henninger, a 
native of Germany, who by laws of Virginia is an alien and cannot 
inherit property in State. Petitioner has purchased her claim to 
estate. Copy of power of attorney In German and English. Copy 
cf certificate of baptism of Mary Magdelena Henninger in German 
and English. Referred. 

President & Directors of Bank of Alexandria. 

1799. A 515. Extension of charter of bank for twenty years.'^ Wm. 
Herbert. Pres. 


1799. Dec. 19. A 516. Extension of charter of Bank of Alexandria for 
twenty years, with an amendment increasing number of directors 
from nine to fifteen and nialdng one-third of them Ineligible for re- 
election for three years after expiration of their term of service. 
Abel Janney. Joseph Dean, Mrs. Smlthson, Richard Lewis. R. Bur- 
ford and 133 others. To He on table. 


1800. Dec. 9. A 517. Act opening a road from Norman's Ford to Alex- 
andria and regulating manner of building same. This road would 
be of great benefit to petitioners, as it would open a new market. 
Wm. Herbert, John Moncaster, Walt. Jones, Jr., Wm. Hnrtshorne. 
Geo. Griffin and 100 others. Duplicate with 13 names. Rejected. 

Merchants ft others. 

1800. Dec. 11. A 518. Increase of salary of tobacco inspectors at Alex- 
andria to $200. Warehouses were re-established at last session of 
Legislature, which fixed Inspector's salary at inadequate sum of 
$75 a year. Wm. Wilson, John Foster. Thomas White and 83 
others. Bill drawn. 

President ft Directors of Bank of Alexandria. 

1800. Dec. 19. A 519. Extension of charter of bank ten years from 
January 1, 1803, on which date it expires. Branch of the Bank of 
the United States Is established at Norfolk and if charter of Bank 
of Alexandria is not renewed, this bank will establish a branch in 

■8««'»f. 15, p. 2W. 


town. Citizens of Alexandria prefer the continuance of Bank 
Alexandria, of the stock of which they hold the greater part, to 
establishment of a bank whose stock is owned by citizens of ot 
states and foreigners. Wm. Herbert, Pres., Jonah Thompson, R 
ard Conway and 6 others. Reasonable. 

President & Directors of Bank of Potomac. 

1805. Dec. 16. A 520. Grant of charter to Bank of Potomac on co 
tion that it establishes its office in Virginia contiguous to Alexand 
Thos. Vowell, Jr., Pres.. W. Fitzhugh, Robert Young, Wm. H 
shorne, Jno. G. Ladd and 8 others. Referred. 


1805. A 521. Act opening a road from Thornton's Gap to Alexane 
thereby shortening the distance from Staunton 35 miles. Petitio 
have suffered inconvenience and loss in selling their produce 
want of a road, and trade of a most fertile part of State has 1 
diverted to Baltimore. Wm. S. Marye. Joshua Ruflfner, Wm. Aim 
Thomas Corbin and 31 others. 

Little River Turnpike Company. 

1807. Dec. 18. A 522. Permission to charge toll on every five mile 
the new road instead of on every ten miles, according to the ] 
ent law. The road is now being built and is much impaired by 
passing of wagons over it and expense of construction is d 
greater than was estimated. Leven Powell, President, Ch. Sin 
Phineas Janney, Jacob Hoffman. August J. Smith. Directors, i 
of proceedings of meeting of stockholders. Bill reported. 

President & Directors of Little River Turnpike Company. 

1808. Dec. 16. A 523. Permission to Issue $50,000 worth of new si 
in shares of $100, and also to collect toll on any part of the roa 
it is finished, in proportion to the toll allowed on ten miles, 
further, an extension of time allowed for completion of road to 
years. Levin Powell. Pres., Ch. Simms, Jacob Hoffman. Phi 
Janney. Charles Fenton Mercer. Directors. Reported. 

Little River Turnpike Company. 

1809. Dec. 13. A 524. Act vesting in the president and directors 
power to value material used In building the road; also an incr 
in the amount of stock not to exceed 150 shares. The road will 
more than the whole amount of stock the company is at pre 
authorized to issue. Levin Powell. Prest., Ch. Fenton Mercer, J 
Hoffman and Hugh Smith, Directors. Reported. 

Beexeb. Frkukricka AiMJi'STA. Wife of Lewis Bekler. 

1810. Dec. 20. A 525. Act vesting in petitioner, who is a nativ 
Germany, the commonwealth's right to a lot in Alexandria lei 
her late husband, Matthew Eakin. a citizen of Virginia. Signe 
Thos. Swann, W. Fitzhugh and Thomson Mason. Reasonable. 


1811. Dec. 19. A 526. Permission to bring into State a slave. Je 
with her children. Petitioner is about to return to his hom 
Loudoun and under the act of January 21, 1804.*' he is allowe 

••Hening, 16. p. TO. 


bring with him into the State only such slaves as he formerly took 
out of it. He purchased this woman, a native of Virginia, in Alex- 
andria. Reasonable. 


•512. Dec. 2. A 527. Same as A 526. Note signed by Joseph Riddle. 
Bill drawn. 

N-, William Tiio.mas. 

>12. Dec. 11. A 528. Permission to bring fifteen slaves from County 
of Alexandria into Virginia. Certificate signed by Abraham Faw, 
J. P. Reasonable. 
River Turnpike Company. 

vl9. Dec. 23. A 529. Company has, according to charter, completed 
the road from the intersection of Duke Street in Alexandria to the 
ford of Little River. Charter required the road to be fifty feet wide, 
with which regulation company has complied, and the space beyond 
the paved road has been fixed up as a dirt summer road. This has 
been used, however, at all seasons and has been cut to pieces by 
heavy wagons, much to the detriment of the paved road. Expenses 
of kee])ing dirt road in repair consume the profit and petitioners 
ask that they may be allowed to discontinue said road. Phineas 
Janney, Pres., Jonah Thompson, Secy. Three papers. Rejected. 

US of Fairfax & Loudoun. 

S28. Dec. 16. A 530. Act requiring Little River Turnpike Company to 
charge only half toll on return wagons carrying loads of all weights, 
instead of charging, as at present, full toll on return wagons carry 
ing loads of five hundred pounds and no toll on those wagons car- 
rying less. The Turnpike Company is willing to make the change, 
which is in accordance with the general turnpike law. Robert Alii 
son. Gabriel Fox, Henry Fairfax, Geo. Whally and 19 others. Dupli 
cate petition from Little River Turnpike Company. Reasonable. 

* River Turnpike Company. 
828. Dec. 23. A 531. Same as A 529. Bill reported. 

andria Canal Company. 

1834. Feb. 1. A 532. Grant of aid, either by subscription to company's 
stock or in other ways, to carry through petitioners' undertaking, 
which is the bringing of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal to Alexan- 
dria. Thomson Mason, Pres., Phineas Janney, Alexander Hunter, 
Hugh Smith and 3 others. Reasonable to subscribe for 1,000 shares. 

andria Canal Company. 

^35. Jan. 6. A 533. Company was organized to connect Chesapeake 
and Ohio Canal" with Alexandria. The canal will be carried across 
the river by acqueduct 1,050 feet long and thence to Alexandria. 
Cost has been estimated to be $372,204. Sum of $231,200 has been 
raised, of which $150,000 has been spent, and $213,190 has been 
secured, leaving $18,010 to be called In. Chesapeake and Ohio Canal 
Is 100 feet broad and seven deep; It stops at Georgetown. Potomac 
River from Georgetown to Washington Bridge, a distance of three 
miles, has a narrow sinuous channel, varying from nine to eleven 

••oding from WaHhington to C*umberland. 


feet in depth at different tides. Below Washington the channel is 
impeded by sand bars, so that only vessels of light draft can navi- 
gate it. On the other hand a boat entering the canal at Washington 
will be carried seven miles to Alexandria, where river is 1,200 feet 
wide and 40 feet deep, giving an unimpeded passage to the ocean. 
Work is important and petitioners ask aid from Virginia, Thomson 
S. Mason, Pres., Phineas Janney, Wm. Fowle, Robert H. Miller. John 
Cohagan, Hugh Smith, B. Hooe. Reasonable. 
Wedderbi'rn, William. 

1835. Dec. 12. A 534. Grant of aid by State. Petitioner saw service 
in the Revolution, both as a militiaman and as an assistant to bis 
father, who was a surgeon in the Williamsburg Hospital. Petition 
relates an incident of the siege of Yorktown. Resolution reported. 

Heirs of Dr. William Rumxky. 

1836. Jan. 23. A 535. William Rumney, a surgeon in Virginia Con 
tinental line from March, 1778, was director of hospital at AlexaJ" 
dria for some time before the close of war. Petitioners asked f ^> 
grant of bounty land last year, but were refused. They again api>l 
to Legislature. John Adam. James Dade, Robert Adam and hei "* 
of Honoria McClean. by Thomas Hord, their attorney. Referred. 

Heirs of William Ra.msay. 

1S36. Jan. 23. A 53C. Petitioners, Eliza Blacklock, Robert T. Ra^=: 
say, Anne McCarty Blacklock, Jane A. Ramsay, George W. D. Ra^=^ 
say, of Alexandria, and Amelia Barry, of Baltimore, and DanB- 
Porter. Sarah R. Porter, Betsey Porter and Sally Cawood, of Wa^- 
ington, and Ann Allison and John Allison, of Frederick, Marylai^ 
ask for a bounty land grant in right of William Ramsay. Latt * 
was commissioned a surgeon's mate in 1777 and was in service un"^ 
end of war. Signed Thomas Hord., attorney for heirs. 

President & Directors of the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike Company. 
1S43. Dec. 19. A 537. Modification of the act of 1834 regarding 1^ 
teries in so far as said act concerns the grant made to the Fauqui- 
& Alexandria Turnpike Company in the act of 1829. Lottery is on^ 
means of saving road from ruin. Signed Thomas Smith, Treas. 


1846. Jan. 29. A 538. Passage of provisional act by Legislature ^ 
cepting the retrocession to Virginia of the portion of the District 
Columbia south of Potomac River." Jos. Euches, Robt. Jamies^ 
R. Johnston, Thos. E. Baird, Wm. Veitch and 348 others. Referr^ 


1846. Jan. 30. A 539. Same as A 538. Robt I. Smith. A. S. Wil ^ 
G. G. Harper, Jas. Stoops, Ant. Chs. Cahensoe and 73 others. 


1846. Dec. 2. A 540. Suspension of action on part of State in reif« 
to retrocession of Alexandria until it is determined by the Supr^: 
Court whether the retrocession is constitutional. Protest by citi^s^ 
of Alexandria County against retrocession on the ground that I't, 

""Ali'xatHhiii was retro<rd«'«l in 1840. It had formed part of Fairfax County before the ces^* 
l>ut on it}" rninion to Virginia, it was made into Alexandria County, the smallest in the StAte. 


unconstitutional and also that the wishes of only a minority were 
consulted. Anthony R. Eraser, Wesley Carlin, Henry Hardy, Rich- 
ard Sothoron, Nicholas Febrey, Walter S. Alexander, Samuel Birch, 
Horatio Ball, Wash. L. Harper, Wm. H. Prentiss. House doc. (Va.) 
No. 5. 

si dent it Directors of Farmers' Bank of Alexandria. 
1S46. Dec. 12. A 541. Grant of charter to bank. Retrocession of Alex- 
andria will cut off banking facilities of town unless State charters 
are issued, as the Farmers' Bank and the Bank of Potomac are pri- 
vate institutions and as such prohibited from doing business under 
the laws of Virginia. Robert Jamieson, Pres., Lewis A. Cazenove, 
Francis L. Smith, Dennis Dodson and 5 others. Referred to Select 

sident & Trustees of Bank of Potomac. 
1846. Dec. 12. A 542. State charter for bank. This bank and the 
Farmers' Bank are the only banks in territory given back to Vir- 
ginia and, as private institutions, are prohibited from doing business 
under the State laws. Phlneas Janney, Pres., Hugh Smith, William 
Gregroy, George H. Smoot, and 4 others. Referred to Select Comm. 

1S4C. Dec. 12. A 543. Grant of charters to Bank of Potomac and 
Farmers' Bank of Alexandria. John L. Pascoe, Masters and Cox, 
Isaac Buckingham and 49 others. Two duplicate petitions with 173 
names. Referred. 


184C. Dec. 12. A 544. Incorporation of a cotton factory with capital 
not exceeding |200,000. Such an industry will increase prosperity 
of the town. Robert Jamieson, William Gregory, Wm. H. Fowle, 
Hugh C. Smith, Lewis Cazenove, Wm. N. McVeigh and Lewis Mc- 
Kenzie. Referred. 
citizens of Alexandria County. 

1846. Dec. 12. A 545. Establishment of an election precinct at Ball's 
cross road. B. F. Shreve, Alfred Donaldson, Luke Osbourn, Geo. 
W. Thompson and James T. Ball. Referred. 
Citizens of Alexandria & Fairfax. 

1846. Dec. 16. A 546. Incorporation of a company to build railroad 
from Alexandria to Warrenton. Francis L. Smith, John D. Harri- 
8on. R. Young, Geo. R. Adams and 17 others. Committee discharged. 
Citizens of Alexandria & Valley of Virginia. 

1847. Jan. 7. A 547. Incorporation of the Alexandria & Potomac Rail- 
road Company, to construct railway from Alexandria to Harper's 
Ferry; also subscription by the State of two-thirds of the company's 
stock. Since the completion of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad the 
large proportion of trade of Alexandria has been diverted to Balti- 
niore and it is believed that the proposed road to Harper's Ferry 
^n bring trade back to Alexandria. W. B. Baker, William H. 
Mansfield, W. D. Gilkeson, Daniel W. Lowery and 86 others. Bill 



1847. Jan. 14. A 548. Incorporation of railroad company to W 
road from Alexandria to Harper's Ferry. Such road will bring t»s 
to Alexandria trade of the Valley, which has been diverted to Ba 
more by the construction of the Winchester and Potomac Railra 
S. A. Cazenove, Robt. Jamieson, Turner Dixon and 7 others, j 


1847. Jan. 18. A 549. Same as A 548. Lewis McKenzie, Bnj. H. La 
bert, Jas. McKenzie, John B. Daingerfield, George Fletcher, W. 
Harper and 40 others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Town & County. 

1847. Jan. 22. A 550. Remonstrance against the grant of priority 
the magistrates of that part of Fairfax County which it is propa 
to annex to Alexandria. The giving of such a preference to Fair! 
magistrates is an injustice to people of Alexandria. F. M. Wead 
H. N. Steele, Peter E. Henderson, Charles Coones, Chas. Hawk 
and 100 others. Laid on table. 


1847. Feb. 9. A 551. Incorporation of the Alexandria Savings Im 
tion. Lewis McKenzie, John T. Johnson, J. Roach, Cassius F. L 
and 5 others. Accompanying memorandum. Bill reported. 

Managers of the Orphan Asylum & Female Free School of Alexandria. 
1847. Feb. 13. A 552. Grant of act of incorporation and also of a sm 
donation to aid the institution. It has, during its struggling exl 
ence of fifteen years, sheltered forty orphans and educated 308 
males. Anne Clagett. first directress, Mrs. Gardner, Mrs. Wise, M 
Douglass. Rev. Elias Harrison, Mr. Withers and 10 others. 

Officers & Managers of the Alexandria Orphan Asylum & Female Free Set 

1847. Feb. 19. A 553. Request that the Alexandria Orphan Asyl 
and the Free School Society be separated and incorporated as 
schools. The schools have been supported by a voluntary contr 
tion of the benevolent, with the exception of |100 contributed 
nually by the town authorities. It is believed that the separat 
of the schools will make them more efficient and draw larger ( 
tributions for their support. Anne Clagett, Sally Griffith, Virgi 
Cary, Elize I. Smith, Esther Sanford and 11 others. .Vo action. 

Tobacco Merchants. 

1847. Nov. 29. A 554. Re-enactment of the laws regulating inspect 
of tobacco and the appointment of inspectors which existed in A 
andria at the passage of the jurisdiction act of March 20, 1! 
Nearly all tobacco brought to Alexandria is grown in Maryland, ii 
a light quality and cannot be packed tightly without injury, so t 
the casks contain only from 600 to 900 pounds, while the Virgi 
laws require a weight of 900 pounds to the cask for a certificate 
first quality. The Virginia laws also exact an inspection fee of 1 
cents per cask and in Maryland no fee is charged. By the pre« 
law the two inspectors receive such small compensation that i 


difficult to procure services of competent men. A. C. Cazenove & 
Co.. Lambert & McKenzie, John B. Daingerfield, John S. B. Perry, 
Thomas McCormick and 7 others. Printed. Four duplicates with 
355 names. Bill ordered. 

obacco Dealers. 
1847. Dec. 9. A 555. In consequence of extension of Virginia tobacco 
laws to Alexandria, tobacco trade has fallen from 800 hogsheads 
per annum to 150. Nearly all tobacco brought to Alexandria is 
light weight Maryland tobacco. It cannot pass the Virginia inspec- 
tion tests. Petitioners ask that tobacco regulations which were in 
force when Alexandria was a part of District of Columbia be re-en- 
acted: otherwise Alexandria cannot compete with Baltimore for 
tobacco trade. John B. Daingerfield, John T. V. Perry, Th. S. Mc- 
Cormick, Thomas & Dyer and 6 others. Referred. 

1S47. Dec. 11. A 55G. Renewal of acts directing a survey and appro- 
priation for improvement of navigation of Shenandoah River. By 
this improvement the trade of Shenandoah Valley, instead of being 
diverted from the State, will be brought to Alexandria and that 
town will become an important commercial center. James Green, 
R. Cropper, Geo. W. Harris, Richard Wright, Lewis Hoff and 108 


1847. Dec. 15. A 557. Same as A 556. Law B. Taylor. Capt. F. Lee. 
F. Kingsley. G. I. Thomas, Chas. T. Stewart and 87 others. Referred. 


1848. Jan. 3. A 558. Establishment of a hustings court in Alexan- 
dria. C. C. Berry. Wm. Harper. C. G. Wildman, John D. Brown, 
Dennis H. Blacklock and 58 others. Seven duplicates with 151 
names. Rejected. 


1848. Jan. 7. A 559. Charter for railroad to be built from Alexandria 
to Gordonsville; it will make connection with the Louisa railroad 
and consequently bring Alexandria in touch with the Ohio River. 
R. Cropper, Wm. H. Rogers, A. D. Harmon, Stephen Woolly, Alex. 
Lammond and 290 others. Referred. 

1848. Jan. 8. A 560. Increase of compensation for petitioners' ser- 
vices from |100 to |200. In order to perform their duties they 
spend much time in country part of county; they were obliged to 
visit each piece of land and examine both land and improvements. 
They have finished work and have filed in Alexander Court table of 
valuation. W. Geaton, John Gibson Beach, L. Peyton, Geo. Wise, 
^m. H. Irwin, and 9 others. Certificate. Bill ordered. 
Lawyers of Alexandria. 

1848. Jan. 10. A 561. Remonstrance against the establishment of a 
liufitings court in Alexandria, which matter is now before the Leg- 
talature. Petitioners consider court unnecessary. Chr. Neale, B. 
Hooe, Marcy L. Smith, William H. Semmes, J. T. Ramsay and 2 . 
others. Referred. 



1848. Jan. 10. A 562. Establishment of hustings court in Alexand 
Before the separation of town from the State it had a husti 
court, which had existed for many years and had been of great 
vice. Now on retrocession of town to Virginia, petitioners reqi 
a renewal of a privilege which is granted the other towns in St 
Wm. H. Fowle, Geo. D. Fowle, Wm. Eaches, C. C. Bradley, E. Jc 
and 11 others. Referred. 

1848. Jan. 10. A 563. Remonstrance against establishment of husti 
court in Alexandria. Alexandria County is very small; cou 
courthouse is situated in town only an hour's ride from any i 
of county, and consequently another court is unnecessary. Furtl 
more, county could not bear expense of court without assistance 
town, and so citizens of town will have to pay double taxes; ( 
ducting of two courts will require a greatly increased attenda 
upon court duties on part of citizens and will lead to rivalry for 
pointments to office. Wm. F. Hodgkin, Jas. Fraser, Robt. Hodgl 
Andrew A. Ball. Geo. Thompson and 311 others. Referred. 
Peyton, Lucikx. First Commissioner of Revenue. 

1848. Jan. 11. A 564. Additional compensation at rate of |2 per ' 
for service of 200 days. Commissioner has been obliged to col 
all information without former assessment books and has coi 
quently employed a clerk in order to complete work in requi 
time. Accompanying certificates. Reasonable. 
Bar of Alexandria. 

1848. Jan. 20. A 565. Restoration of hustings court Alexandria 
hustings court before its cession to the United States and sb< 
again have court. Lon R. Taylor, Henry Winter Davis, R. J< 
ston, W. Arthur Taylor, Albert Stuart, ChaB. W. Stuart, R. I. 
Alexandria Canal Company. 

1848. Jan. 24. A 566. Loan of |60,000 to the company. Money to 
used for building wharves and appliances for loading of sb 
Chief benefit of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and Alexandria Canal 
be the coal trade, and appliances must be built at Alexandria 
accommodating this trade. It is expected that |34,800 will be 
ceived in tolls, wharfage and rents, a sum sufficient to speedily 
off loan of 160,000. Jos. Eaches, Pres., A. Canal Co. Nine ace 
panying papers. Bill reported. 

1848. Jan. 27. A 567. Incorporation of a company to erect a hotel 
the town of Alexandria, under the name of the Alexandria H< 
Company. R. Crupper, Wm. H. Berkley, A. Lockwood, Wm. 
Roger and 26 others. Reasonable. 
HEaPBURN, Moses. 

1848. Jan. 28. A 568. Permission to lease or sell property left by ^ 
liam Hepburn, the proceeds to be invested for benefit of petition* 
children at his death according to will of William Hepburn. 


1S48. Jan. 28. A 569. Establishment of hustings court. "Among the 
motives of that application are the thorough belief and conviction 
that the majority of the original 13 members of the county court 
were appointed by a corrupt combination between the present clerk 
of that court, the governor of the State and certain of the members 
and oflQcers of that court, for the purpose of appointing Mr. Berry 
clerk of that court, and disposing of other officers in the gift of this 
court." Custom of Assembly to grant corporations hustings courts, 
and such a court is needed in Alexandria to supervise issue of tavern 
licenses and for general benefit of town. Wm. D. Massey, Wm. H. 
Fowle, Chas. M. Taylor, Geo. D. Fowle, Lewis McKenzie, Edw. B. 
Powell and 41 others. Paper giving added list of reasons. Referred. 

esldent ft Directors of Alexandria Canal Co. 
1S48. Feby. 5. A 570. Authority to purchase or condemn as much 
land, and water front, at and near the terminus of the canal, as may 
be necessary for the Alleghany coal trade. To secure this is an ob- 
ject of great importance. Jos. Eaches, Pres. A. C. C. Three letters, 
resolutions, pamphlet of copy of art of incorporation. Referred. 

«ini. D. Boyd. 
IS4JS. Dec. 5. A 571. Incorporation of ithe Air:: -.diria Railway Co. 
with a capital not exceeding |20,000 in |50 shares. The road is to be 
located on the Potomac at Alexandria for the purpose of affording 
facilities for repairing vessels. Bill ordered. 

xecutors k Heirs of Wm. H. Footk. 
1^48. Dec. 7. A 572. Authority for the Circuit Court of Alexandria to 
enter a decree for sale at auction of "Hayfield," estate of the late 
William H. Foote. Foote left many debts and his executors believe 
that sale will be advantageous to all parties concerned, as the land 
Is rapidly depreciating in value. Suit had been brought by heirs of 
Foote for the annullment of the residuary devise to the Female Free 
School. In view of all the circumstances of the case, it is desired 
that "Hayfield** be sold at auction, under certain requirements as 
given in petition. Mary M. Foote, Francis L. Smith, Law B. Taylor 
and Henry M. Davis, Counsel. Copy of will and court order. Re- 

*TSAPAu,:u, John. 
1^)5. Dec. 16. A 573. Payment of |42.13 to petitioner for goods fur- 
nished by him to volunteers in the Mexican War. Accompanying 
certificate. Reasonable. 

obacco Merchants. 
^^^8. Dec. 30. A 574. Act giving control of tobacco inspection to coun- 
cil of Alexandria as heretofore. No Virginia tobacco is received for 
inspection at Alexandria, but all tobacco coming there is raised in 
Maryland and town laws are better adapted to local tobacco inspec- 
tion than laws of Virginia. Stephen Lambert McKenzie. I. T. B. 
T'err}', Isaac Buckingham, Jas. Irwin and 15 others. Referred. 


Members of Alexandria & Fairfax Bar. 

1S48. Dec. 30. A 575. Change of Alexandria County Court sessioD 
first to fourth Monday in every month. In June and Novemb 
quarterly courts for Alexandria fall on same day as county c 
besides, the term conflicts with Prince William County Court. 
Edwards, Chr. Neale, T. H. Harrison, Law B. Taylor, W. C. ( 
and 10 others. Referred. 

Corporation of Alexandria. 

1849. Jan. 2. A 576. Resolution that a copy of returns of comm 
ers appointed to take vote of Alexandria upon question of a 
subscription of |100,000 of Orange and Alexandria Railroad 
pany's stock be laid before Legislature, together with a copy 
of common council authorizing subscription and providing fo 
to pay same. A request that Legislature pass act sanctioning 
action. R. Johnston, C. C. Resolution requesting mayor to 
election. Result of poll. Act passed by Assembly authorizin 


1849. Jan. 16. A 577. Authority for council to subscribe $100.* 
stock of Orange & Alexandria Railroad Company. C. A. Alex 
J. Roach, Jas. A. English, W. T. Harper, William Page, 

McCracken, John C. 

1849. May 5. A 578. Refunding of a fine of |100 and costs impo! 
petitioner by county court for non-appearance of a prisoner. 
Cole, for whom petitioner went bail. Certificates. Bill ordt 

Arnold, John. 

1849. May 26. A 579. Payment of |56.75 to petitioner for hat 
caps furnished Capt. Henry Fairfax's company en route U 
Mexican War. Bill ordered. 


1849. June 25. A 580. Remonstrance against passage into law of 
osition to make inspection of ftour a matter optional with bu: 
seller. Alexandria flour has been raised by much effort and c 
inspection from a low grade to an equality with the best Soi 
brands. Fowle & Co., Lambert & McKenzie, R. I. T. Miller, 
F. Hooe, Jas. H. Thompson and 4 others. 
HoRWELL, Susan. 

1849. July 3. A 581. Divorce from Richard Horwell on account 
treatment and failure to support. He is a hopeless inebriate, 
tificates. Referred. 
Jones, Alfred. 

1849. Dec. 7. A 582. Divorce a vinculo matrimonii from his wife, 
garet Ann Jacobs, for causes given in an appended court n 
which are desertion and open prostitution. Referred. 

1849. Dec. 8. A 583. Incorporation of Alexandria & Valley Rai: 
J. H. McVeigh, John T. Johnson, Wills A. Harper, John Wa 
Danl. T. Hooe and 71 others. Reported. 



1849. Dec. 10. A 584. Act giving redress in case of certain errors made 
by commissioners of the revenue. E. Burchell, Cooke S. Peel, Wal- 
ter Harris, C. M. F. Taylor, Saml. R. Adams and 50 others. Re- 
xwAY, Mabt Ann. 

1849. Dec. 14. A 585. Divorce from her husband, Andrew Jamieson 
Conway, for desertion. He has not returned to petitioner for seven 
years. Accompanying papers. Referred, 

1849. Dec 15. A 586. Same as A 583. Wm. H. Fowle, Francis L. Smith, 
F. A. Marbury, J. H. Grubb, Richard C. Smith and 83 others. Re- 

sxandria & Valley Railroad. 

1850. Jan. 17. A 587. Outline of reasons for favorable legislation for 
the railroad. Road is to begin at Harrisonburg, pass through Rock- 
ingham, Shenandoah, Warren and Fauquier counties, connecting 
with Orange and Alexandria Railroad thirty miles from Alexandria. 
Length of road is ninety-five miles. Route is direct and admits of 
cheap construction, and will bring trade of prosperous country to 
Alexandria. Printed. Edward C. Marshall and William H. Fowle 
in behalf of company. Referred, 

toss, Richard T. 

1850. Jan. 19. A 588. Payment of $183.37 for boots and shoes furnished 
Capt. Henry Fairfax's company in the Mexican War. Certificates. 

SQiASH, Jab. 

1850. Jan. 21. A 589. Refunding of part of license tax paid by peti- 
tioner. He purchased, in 1848, a hardware stock and the license was 
transferred to him. In June, 1849, petitioner was charged license 
of $45 for coming year on basis of sales of |20,000. Petitioner claims 
that his sales are far less and that his license should have been 
only $20. Referred. 

cClem-and, Thomas. 

1850. Feb. 13. A 590. Compensation of $100 for plans submitted by pe- 
titioner for proposed Washington monument in Richmond.*' He out- 
lined his plans in accordance with the advertisement in the "Union," 
of Washington, which stated that monument was to be erected to 
Washington alone. Consequently Crawford took an undue advan- 
tage over other artists by including other statues in his plans, and 
competing artists should be compensated for their labor since they 
followed the advertised instrhctions. Referred. 

erchants, Fi^ermen, Owners of Fisheries & Planters. 

1850. Jan. 2. A 591. Action by Legislatures of Virginia and Mary- 
land for protection of Potomac fisheries. Petitioners recommend a 
law prohibiting hauling of seines, except floating sturgeon nets, 
from the mouth of the river to Liverpool Point on Maryland side 
and Mrs. Waller's Landing on Virginia side and to Indian Head on 
tl|e Maryland side and High Point on Virginia side and to Fort 

>*Tbe mommMnt in the Capitol groundB. 


Washington on Maryland side and Sheridan's Point on Virginia 
side; thence to head of navigation on both sides. Prohibition to 
extend from May 1st to August 1st. James Irwin, William Page, 
John A. Dixon, G. W. D. Ramsay. R. T. Ramsay and 29 others. Re- 

Dade, Jane. 

1850. Jan. 3. A 592. Commutation of a land warrant held by peti- 
tioner, who is widow of Charles Dade, one of the heirs of Dr. William 
Rumney. Land warrant was issued to Rumney for his services in 
Revolution, but land designated in warrant cannot be found and 
petitioner desires a commutation at rate of |1.25 an acre. Letter 
of Jane Dade. Referred. 

Kjnzeb, J. Louis. 

1850. Jan. 3. A 593. Grant to petitioner of a full title to a lot in 
Alexandria, which he purchased from Davis & Smoot for M75. Title 
is withheld on account of alienage of Elizabeth Donaldson, who 
originally owned the land. Papers. Referred. 


1850. Jan. 17. A 594. Payment of |167.93 for clothing furnished Capt 
Henry Fairfax's company. Petitioner was given Capt Fairfax'3 
note for amount, but Fairfax died in Mexico, leaving many debts. 

DixoN, John & Sauah. 

1850. March 13. A 595. Permission for Sarah Dixon, free negress, to 
remain in State. By terms of will of William H. Fitzhugh of 
Ravensworth, who died in 1830, Sarah Dixon was to be freed in 
1850. When will was made Alexandria was not in State and free 
negroes could live there, but now they are excluded. If Sarah Dixon 
is compelled to leave State, she must take her young children and 
abandon her husband, who is a slave. Two certificates. Referred. 

D'Essex, Arthur Waring. 

1850. Aug. 29. A 596. Act removing certain defects of title to real 
estate inherited by petitioner's children. Richard Conway left prop- 
erty to Letty and Juliana Eliza Hepburn, the latter of whom mar- 
ried petitioner and went with him to San Domingo. He thinks it ^ 
to his children's advantage to sell property but cannot give a clear 
title. Deed and power of attorney. Referred. 

Conway. Mary Ann. 

1850. Nov. 18. A 597. Divorce from her husband because of desertion. 
Petitioner was married in 1840 and lived happily with her husband 
until 1842 when he left her and has never returned. Allldavits of 
Edgar Snowden. John Muir, W. Harper, F. Middleton, Wm. N. 
Berkeley. Referred. 

Barre, Eliza Jane. 

1850. Nov. 29. A 598. Divorce from her husband Ferdinand Rudolph 
Barre, who deserted petitioner and returned to his home in Prusala, 
stating to his brother that he never expected to return to America 
and that he would apply to Prussia authorities for annuUment of 
marriage on ground of being liable to Prussian military service when 
married. Certificates. Referred. 


ens of Alexandria, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, Fauquier, Cul- 
peper, Madison, Orange and Greene. 

850. Dec. 12. A 599. Incorporation of company with capital of $300,- 
OOO. to build branch railway from Great Fall of Potomac to most 
convenient point of intersection with Orange and Alexandria Rail- 
road. No aid is asked from the State. Francis Jordon, N. K. 
Wickes, Thos. Newman, B. H. Berry, and 11 others. Referred. 


KoO. Dec. 12. A 600. Remonstrance against incorporation of company 
to build railroad from Great Fall of Potomac to intersect Orange 
and Alexandria Railroad. Petitioners think proposed railroad would 
injure rather than benefit Alexandria, which has already the burden 
of debt of Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Wm. C. Fowle, Norval 
W. Burchell. Benj. H. Lambert, Lewis McKenzie, Peter Hewitt and 
172 others. 

f:s & Dean. 

Sol. Jany. 6. A 601. Payment of |481.32, which is owing to peti- 
tioners for goods furnished Capt. Henry Fairbank's company of 
volunteers in the Mexican War. Accompanying certificates. Re- 

.851. Jany. 7. A 602. Establishment of bank in Alexandria on the free 
banking principle. Its great feature of unquestionable security for 
note-holders should be a recommendation to Legislature and the fact 
that it will enhance the value of State stocks by making them the 
basis of banking capital should recommend it to the advocates of 
State internal improvements. Lewis McKenzie, W. W. Harper, S. H. 
McVeigh, Fowle & Co., Wm. H. Irwin and 93 others. Bill ordered, 
U51. Jany. 13. A 603. Establishment of bank in Alexandria on free 
banking principle. Want of sufficient banking capital has long 
been a drawback to trade of town, as farmers and exchange banks 
have a capital of only |500,000, which is insufficient Turner Dixon. 
Jas. Green, A. Lockwood and 117 others. Bill ordered. 
Onage k Alexandria R. R. Co. 

1851. Jany. 23. A 604. Increase of stock of company for purpose of ex- 
tending road from Gordonsville through Lynchburg, thereby travers- 
ing a fertile and thriving section. This link between Gordonsville 
and Lynchburg is all that is wanted to make railroad communication 
from Washington to southern Mississippi continuous. Geo. H. 
Stuart, Pres. Referred. 
<>R««e k Alexandria R. R. Co. 

1852. Jany. 12. A 605. Increase of |180,000 in company's stock. Com- 
pany planned to lay light rails but finds it wisest to lay heavy and 
ttpenslve rails. John S. Barbour, Jr., Pres. Bill reported. 
^^'w^e A Alexandria R. R. Co. 

1852. Jany. 12. A 606. Extension of road from Gordonsville to Lynch- 
^^Tg. Communication between Richmond and Alexandria will soon 
^completed and extension of road is needed for a continuous com- 
ttunlcatlcm between north and south. John S. Barbour, Jr., Pres. 
Bill reported. 



1852. Jany. 30. A 607. Act setting apart portion of courthouse ' 
ceded by Federal government to State for the purpose of buildl 
a gunhouse, or an appropriation sufficient to buy suitable si 
Quarters of 175th Regiment in Alexandria are insufficient for prope 
housing four pieces of cannon and other equipment C. A. Al 
ander, Col., Wm. L. Powell, Lieut Col., Major S. King Shay, Cs 
G. DufPey, A. Lammond. Bill reported. 


1852. April 28. A 608. Enactment of lien law such as exists in otl 
states and existed in Alexandria prior to retrocession. R. A. Ru 
Jas. Green & Son, W. H. McKnight and 28 others. Referred, 

Orange & Alexandria R. R. Co. 

1851. . March 12. A 609. Act guaranteeing company's bonds to amoi 
of 1300,000. Original capital |937,500; amount needed to exU 
road to Culpeper |360,000; company can raise |60,000 on its o 
credit. Change from flat rails to heavy ones has greatly increai 
cost of construction. George H. Smoot President 

Keys, Fbancts, & others. 

1852. May 3. A 610. Act granting board of commissioners authority 
examine pilots in Alexandria County and to grant licenses to pil* 
working on Potomac River in same manner as licenses are grant 
to pilots at Cape Henry. Lewis McKenzie, James Dempsey, John 
Daingerfield and 9 others. Rejected. 


1852. Nov. 27. A 611. Notice of application to amend act dividing Fa 
fax and Alexandria counties, so as to embrace tract of land east 
HoofP's Run and to give Alexandria jurisdiction over same for pv 
poses of health, police supervision and protection of burial grrouD< 
situated in it. W. D. Massey, W. W. Harper, Lewis McKenzie, Jol 
F. M. Lowe, R. Johnston, E. Burchell. Accompanying notice 
same effect. 

MoNBOE, Harrison L. 

1852. Dec. 2. A 612. Act legalizing petitioner's election and acts 
constable of town and county since his removal from the seco: 
district, for which he was elected, to the fourth district. Referr* 

Citizens of Alexandria & Adjoining Counties. 

1853. Feb. 5. A 613. Some test of validity of charter granted B» 
more & Ohio R. R. in 1847. Usefulness of Chesapeake ft Ohio Ca^ 
is much impaired by action of B. & O. R. R. Memorialists are c 
vinced that charter was obtained by misrepresentation and is th^ 
fore invalid. J. W. Ashby, P. A. Clagett, Edwd. Snowden, C. 
Kerr and 109 others. Referred. 

Orange & Alexandria R. R. Co. 

1853. Dec. 8. A 614. Subscription by State to company's stock to 
issued for purpose of extending road to Lynchburg. When ext< 
sion was projected, company believed sufficient capital could be * 
tained from without the State, but unexpected pressure in mon 
market makes this impracticable. Connection is important, as wii 
out this link trade of a fertile section will be diverted to other Stati 
John S. Barbour, Jr., Pres. Bill ordered. 


1854. Jany. 12. A 615. Charter for Alexandria Improvement Company, 
which has been organized to build houses in town. Impossibility of 
supplying growing demand for houses has prevented large increase 
in population; the company will remedy this. John Summers, Jas. 
M. Wharey, Wm. Arnold, John A. Tice and 14 others. Bill ordered, 


1854. Feb. 3. A 616. Report of proceedings of large public meeting in 
favor of the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire R. R. Benjamin 
Hallowell, Chairman, Reuben Zimmerman, Secy. Referred. 


1855. Nov. A 617. Removal of Alexandria Courthouse to a more cen- 
tral and convenient site. John W. Tyler. Charles Neale, L. B. Tay- 
lor, Albert Stewart, George W. Brent and 18 others. Ordered. 

mmittee of Citizens. 
1857. Dec. 7. A 618. Subscription by State to Orange & Alexandria R. 
R. Co.'s stock, in order to complete the connection with the Virginia 
ft Tennessee R. R. W. D. Massey, L. B. Taylor, Alfred Moss, R. H. 
Whaley, B. E. Harrison and 19 others. Reported. 

rchants of Alexandria & others. 

1857. Dec. 9. A 619. Amendment to the pilot laws for the Potomac 
River. Benjamin Lambert, Fowle & Co., Ebenezer Bacon, McVeigh 
ft Chamberlain, Wheat & Bro. and 62 others. Referred. 

frchants k Tradesmen. 

1858. Jany. 1. A 620. Change in the next revenue act passed providing 
for the same taxation of capital employed in mercantile pursuits as 
for that employed in manufactures and agriculture. For some years 
past merchants have been taxed five or six time their due and this 
system hinders commercial development. Ford ft Wickliffe, Mc- 
Veigh ft Chamberlain. W. M. Smith, P. H. Hooff and 110 others. 

tola of Alexandria County. 
1858. Jany. 6. A 621. Protest against any further legislation for Wash- 
ington ft Alexandria R. R. Arrangement between railroad and Wash- 
ington ft Alexandria Turnpike Co., by which railroad was built on 
bed of turnpike, has produced great inconvenience. It is almost im- 
possible to recover damages inflicted by railroad and stockholders of 
turnpike have suffered great loss because of construction of railroad 
on it R. E. Lee, A. E. Addison, Frances Roach, Robert Ball and 
21 others. Referred. 

^tixens of Alexandria County. 
1858. A 622. Same as A 621. William J. Gary. Mark Hartley, John 
Brown, William Alliott and 61 others. Referred. 

^^«*wlria Merchants. 

1858. Feb. 9. A 623. Revision of revenue laws, which at present are 
nnjust to merchants and tradesmen. Under present laws two-thirds 
ot taxes are drawn from trade and agriculture and have arisen from 


heavy expenditure in internal improvements, which chiefly beneftt 
farmers. In Maryland and Pennsylvania farmers and freeholders 
pay more taxes than merchants. Cazenove & Co., Benjmin H. Lai3r&- 
bert, William H. Fowle, John H. Brent and 71 others. Referred. 

Residents of Alexandria County. 

About 1858. Feb. 11. A 624. Act to prevent running at large of hos-s. 
Demand for timber in growing cities has made a scarcity of fencics.g 
material; consequently hogs are running at large. James Roacr'fc. 
John B. Daingerfleld, J. H. Hoover. Allen Pearce and 61 othear^A 

Smith, James P., Executor of Hugh Smith. 

1860. Feb. 6. A 625. Relief in the case of a judgment obtained "t^y 
Hugh Smith against the Fauquier & Alexandria Turnpike Co. Coui. Jl 
gave instruction to use any surplus arising from toll after paymexit 
of said judgment for repairs. But up to the present time expen^^B 
have equaled the earnings and judgment has not been paid. Referr^^^ 


1861. Feb. 15. A 626. Protest against repeal of act prohibiting sale ol 
wood in Alexandria without license. Wcod is bought in Maryla.xic 
and Delaware and sold in evasion of the law. If law is repeal ^sd 
dealers should not be required to pay license. J. N. Harper ft Co. 
Wheat & Bro., C. F. Tuttle & Co. 

Fitzgerald, John, Mayor. 

About 1785. A 627. Enlargement of jurisdiction of hustings coxirt 
Further, that two more aldermen may be added to court and ttisti 
one-half or two-thirds of members of council shall form a quorum. 

About 1786. A 628. Trade of South Potomac is declining and petition- 
ers believe it is caused by higher duties charged upon articles of 
commerce in Virginia than in Maryland. There is no duty on salt 
in Maryland and a duty of nine per cent, in Virginia; Maryland duty 
on brown sugar is 1 s. per 112 pounds; Virginia duty is 4 s. 2 d. per 
100 pounds. Other articles are in proportion. This acts to advantage 
of Baltimore, Georgetown and North Potomac ports and to disad- 
vantage of Alexandria. John Harper, James Lawrason, Jonah Vat- 
son, P. Marastiller, R. Hooe, Wm. Hartshorne and 167 others. 

About 1790. A 629. Aid in repairing roads from mountain passes ^ 

•Alexandria. They are in such condition that farmers cross rlv^r 

and go to Baltimore rather than travel them. James Kirk, WilllaB* 

Tyler, Edward Harper, Ja. Wood, M. D., Robert Sanderson, Jo^ 

Swift and 159 others. 

Mayor & Commonalty. 

1798. A 630. Means of making quarantine regulations effective. ^* 
present vessels are required to lie a quarter of mile below towa, 
whence one man escaped into town and died of fever. 8ugg^^ 
that Craney Island, twenty miles below Alexandria, be selected a* 
quarantine station. John Dundas. Mayor. 




About 1810. A 631. Modification of act passed at last session, the object 
of which is to prevent the circulation of private bank notes. With- 
out calling in question the policy of said act or condemning the 
principle, petitioners ask for such amendment as will preclude them 
from the peculiar hardships they now experience. Gerrard Alex- 
ander, John J. Fitzhugh, Thomas Harrison. Geo. Fitzhugh, William 
C. Fitzhugh. Two duplicates signed by 64 names. 


»iioLM. William. 

1820. Dec. 11. A 642. Permission to own, in his own right, 200 acres 
of land purchased by petitioner in Virginia. He is an alien from 
Scotland, came to this country in 1811 and took the oath of alle- 
giance to United States in 1818 and made application to become a 
citizen. He has been living in Maryland. Accompanying certifi- 
cate. Reasonable. 

\x Bernard. 

1823. Dec. 15. A 643. Permission to build grist mill and a dam on 
Jackson's River near Covington. Reasonahle. 


1S24. Dec. 15. A 644. Permission for John Callaghan to open a road 
from Jackson's River across the mountain to the county line be- 
tween Alleghany and Botetourt, and, in compensation for his work, 
to collect tolls on said road. John Callaghan, Stephen Hook, Beniah 
Hutchison, Thompson Crutchfleld, Thomas T. White and 55 others. 
Accompanying certificates. Reasonahle. 


1825. Dec. 15. A 645. Extension of time granted in John Callaghan's 
charter for opening a road across Rich Patch Mountain and building 
a toll gate so that tolls may repay cost of building road. Samuel 
Brown, Wm. Scott, John A. Beech, B. Littlepage, David Johnson and 
15 others. Accompanying certificates. Reported. 


1827. Nov. 24. A 646. Release of Jacob Persinger from penitentiary. 
He is a man of advanced years, has a large family left destitute by 
his imprisonment and he has always borne a good reputation; 3t 
the time of the offense Persinger, Gill and Pattison were all intoxi- 
cated and the chief testimony against accused was Pattison's indis- 
tinct recollection; since the trial John Gill has repeatedly declared 
that Persinger was innocent. H. B. Greenwood, Alexander Sawyer, 
Henry Humphreys, George Mallow, John Tyree and 76 others. 


1827. Dec. 10. A 647. Repeal of so much of act of last session as re- 
stricts Baltimore & Ohio R. R. to a route north of Little Kanawha 
River and the passage of such an act as may be necessary for the 
location and construction of a railroad through Virginia. Wm. H. 
Terrell, Hugh P. Taylor, Wm. Scott, Wm. Kyle. Joseph Damron and 
6 others. Referred. 


Citizens of Alleghany, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Amherst, Bedford, Campt^ 
1827. Dec. 10. A 648. Construction of turnpike from Lynchburg 
Covington. Petitioners* section of country has derived no be^ 
from sum appropriated by last Legislature for internal impr* 
ments. Road can be built at moderate cost across Blue Ridg^ 
Salley's Gap. J. G. Mears, Henry Davis, Hobson Johns, Richard 
Ellis and 108 others. Duplicate with 92 signatures. Bill drawn. 

Citizens of Alleghany & Greenbrier. 

1827. Dec.13. A 649. Permission for James Knox to open a tump 
from Richard Dickson's in Greenbrier, passing John Comb's mill a 
crossing the Alleghany Mountains to Col. John Crow's on Dunia 
Creek, and to reimburse himself for building road by charging to 
John Callaghan, Sampson Sawyers, John A. Reid, Joseph Damn 
Richard Smith and 72 others. Bill drawn. 


1827. Dec. 29. A 650. Act providing for survey and building of tu 
pike from Lynchburg to Covington. H. Paxton, James Paxti 
Cyrus Hyde, George Snead, Saml. S. Williams and 30 others. R 

Rachei^ Free Mulatto Woman. 

1828. Nov. 13. A 651. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner ^ 
emancipated by will of the late Jane Mann, and would have I 
State but for an attempt to nullify the will. In the meantime s 
has married a slave and desires to live in Virginia, Signed by Ja 
Mann, Francis Crutchfleld. Reuben Davis, Ro. Kincaid and 10 othe: 
Copy of Jane Mann's will. Rejected. 

Citizens of Monroe, Greenbrier, Alleghany, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Amher 
Bedford, Campbell & Lynchburg. 
1828. Dec. 4. A 652. Survey and construction of turnpike from Lync 
burg to Covington. This section of State has not profited by intern 
improvement, while it has suffered an increased tariflT on sti^ 
tobacco for improvement of James and Kanawha rivers. Saa 
Young, Beniah Wilks, John W. Jones, Matthew Dunn and 244 othe: 
Duplicate with 87 signatures. Reasonable. 
Flood, Daniel. 

1828. Dec. 4. A 653. Refunding of fine of |20 and release of V^ 
tioner's securities from their bonds. Petitioner was fined for c^ 
tempt of court in entering Judge Allen's private room when drti 
and using improper language; but court was not in session. Da* 
Flood, Hugh P. Taylor, John Callaghan, John Wright and 88 oth< 
Copy of court record. Not reasonable. 

David, Jessk, & John Persinger. 

1829. Jany. 1. A 654. Petitioners, executors of estate of Moses t 
singer, ask permission to sell tract of one hundred and sixty acres 
Rich Patch settlement, to pay the debts of estate. Allen Perslni 
Charlotte Persinger, Harvey Persinger, John Persinger, Jesse Da^" 


iYLOB, Hugh P., ft others. 
1829. Dec. 17. A 655. Grant to Alleghany County of a full quota for 
1822 from the Literary Fund. County was formed in 1822 but no 
provision was made for it to draw its share of the fund until 1823. 
Hugh P. Taylor, Sampson Sawyers, Isaac Johnson. Copy of pro- 
ceedings of school commissioners. Rejected. 

itliens of Alleghany ft Monroe. 

1830. Jany. 15. A 656. Amendment of act incorporating company to 
build turnpike from Warm Springs to intersect Kanawha Turnpike 
at Callaghan so as to make Covington the point of intersection 
instead. This is the most direct route, would accommodate more 
travellers and would be easier to level; also road would pass Sul- 
phur Springs and other resorts. Hugh Bryan, John K. Parker, 
Elisha B. Williams, William Scott and 53 others. Reasonable in 

CItliens of Alleghany, Botetourt, Rockbridge, Amherst, -Bedford, Campbell 
& Lynchburg. 
1830. Feb. 3. A 657. Arrangement of route of proposed turnpike from 
Lynchburg to the toll house through Campbell and Bedford to 
mouth of Sugar Tree Branch and thence across James River through 
Amherst to toll house. This route is shorter, less expensive, and 
more convenient than the one now contemplated. Wm. H. McCul- 
lock, Archilaus Reynolds, James Knuckles and 48 others. Reason- 

Tailor, H. P.. ft Sampson Sawyebs, School Commissioners. 

1830. Dec. 15. A 658. Repayment of quota of Alleghany County for 
school fund for 1822 out of Literary Fund. Reported. 


1831. Dec. 28. A 659. Appropriation to pay for bridge across Jack- 
son's River at Covington, the eastern termination of Kanawha 
Turnpike. Tax-payers of Alleghany have been greatly burdened to 
pay for county public buildings. A. M. Scott, John S. Kincaid, 
James Brown and 124 others. Reasonable. 

BtiiE, James. 

1832. Nov. 21. A 660. Refunding of $100 paid by petitioner to John 
Whitebum for colors for the 128th Regiment which were bought by 
John Crow, Col. of regiment. Accompanying certificate. Reported. 


1833. Dec. 12. A 661. Removal of Joseph Damron from his seat in 
the House of Delegates on the ground of disability, and the issue 
a writ for a new election. Daniron was county surveyor at time 
of his election, which office he resigned, but he continues to be 
commissioner in chancery and this disqualifies him for Legislature. 
Thos. Karnes. John Bennet, Jacob Karnes, Isaac W. Tackitt, James 
Warren and 13 others. Accompanying certificates. Referred. 

^^t James. 

1834. Jany. 31. A 662. Payment of $100 for three stands of colors fur- 
nished by John Whiteburn to the 128th Regiment by terms of con- 
tract with Col. John Crow. Petitioner bought claim of Whiteburn 
and sold it to another, who presented it to auditor. Latter refused 


payment because act of 1822 requires that regimental claims shafl 
be paid out of regimental funds. But funds will never amount to 
enough to pay the claim and petitioner asks State to pay. Referred, 
1830. Aug. 21. A 663. Proposal for the building of a bridge acrosi 
the Jackson, to connect with the Kanawha Turnpike, by F. O. Neale. 
Also a proposal from Alexander Fleet. Plat of town of Covington, i 

Booth, Willia:m. 

1835. Dec. 11. A 664. Repair by State of road over Price's and Sweet 
Spring mountains with grant of moderate tolls to petitioner for 
keeping road in repair, or grant of charter to him to repair and 
keep in repair the road at reasonable tolls. Present tolls, he ac- 
knowledges, are too high. Signed by Jesse Miller, John B. Linton, 
John Wolf, James Jones, Wm, Daniel, John P. Brown and 167 
others. Reasonable. 

WlIXIAMS, Elisiia B. 

1835. Dec. 19. A GC5. Permission to erect a carding machine on Jack- 
son's River in county of Alleghany. Reported. 

Lee, Arthi'r, Free Negro. 

1835. Dec. 28. A 666. Permission for himself and family to remain 
in State. He was a slave of Dr. John McDowell, of the Hot Springs, 
who bequeathed him to Hamilton Brown of North Carolina. Brown 
permitted him to remain in Virginia and to pay an annual hire of 
$100 and finally to purchase his freedom for $500 and his wife's for 
$350. He is a blacksmith and a man of good character. Signed 
by 118. Duplicate petition with 58 names. Referred. 

Citizens of Covington. 

1836. A 667. Location of proposed bridge across Jackson's River at 
Third Street instead of Second. The site was first fixed at Third 
Street and changed to Second without good reason. Location of 
bridge at Second Street would require extension of Kanawha Road 
through valuable land; falls at this point would endanger bridge; 
travel would pass through lower part of town to the exclusion of 
upper; a ford exists at Third Street which would compete with K 
bridge, while on other hand Kanawha Road terminates at TWrdl. 
Street where there is a rock bottom; and if entrance of Dunlap*B 
Creek opposite Third Street is a hindrance, bridge can be built 
just below. Andrew M. Scott. William Kyle, Alexander Fleet &tk^ 
227 others. 

PrrzER. Jane & others. Owners of Land on Jackson's River at Covington. 

1838. Jany. 8. A 668. Counter-petition to one presented by Elisto.^ 
Williams asking permission to dam Jackson's River at Covingto** 
Proposed dam would injure barn built on low ground near riv^*" 
would cause bank to wash and bottom land to overflow, would S^^ 
merge a valuable spring, and by destroying a ford compel petitl^^ 
ers to cross toll bridge. Jane Pitzer, Joseph K. Pitzer, Robert 
Pitzer, Rufus Pitzer, John L. Pitzer. Reasonable. 

Citizens of Covington. 

1839. Jany. 10. A 669. Repeal of act of 1833 incorporating town ^ 
Covington. Robert Bratton, Isaac Steele, Andrew Damron and ^ 
others. Accompanying certificate. 


j:jam8, Eusha B. 

1839. Jany. 10. A 670. Permission to raise Jackson's River at Coving- 
ton a foot above former low water mark by means of a brush dam, 
in order to furnish sufficient waterpower to run a wool-carding 
machine. John Persinger, William Beale, William Booth and 18 


1839. Feb. 29. A 671. Establishment of an election precinct at Clifton 
Forge. Many petitioners live twenty miles from courthouse and all 
have to pass one toll gate en route thither, some two or three. 
Wm. Ross, Jas. D. Kayser, G. W. Jordan, Ely Hook and 15 others. 
Accompanying certificate. Reported. 

zens of Covington. 

1840. Jany. 28. A 672. Act re-incorporating Covington. Repeal of 
former act of incorporation was opposed by majority of citizens. 
John Cooper, Jas. Daniels, James Wain and 23 others. 

KS, Mary. 
1840. Feb. 6. A 673. Divorce from her husband, Israel Jones. He is 

drunken, inhuman and in the habit of slandering the petitioner. 

He deserted her sometime ago but she fears that he will return and 

assert his marital claims. Rejected, 
1840. Feb. 24. A 674. Establishment of new election precinct at John 

Mastin's house. Petitioners suffer great inconvenience in crossing 

Pott's Creek on the way to vote. Wm. Damron, Charles A. Jones, 

John Hepler, John H. Stone, John Mastin, Booker Roach and 58 

others. Bill reported. 


1841. Jany. 1. A 675. Petitioner has paid, between 1822 and 1837, $563 
in taxes, which he should not have paid. He leased Sweet Springs, 
Red and Sulphur Springs, and Sweet Springs were assessed far 
above other places although inferior in value. Asks for return of 
excess taxes. Certificate. Referred. 
Buck, Thomas. 

1841. Jany. 18. A 676. Compensation for work done on bridge at Cov- 
ington. Petitioner was sub-contractor on bridge. Pier he was 
building was undermined by freshet and fell down but through no 
fault of petitioner, as specifications did not call for rock foundation. 
He then placed foundation of pier twelve feet below river bed, in- 
stead of five feet as called for in contract, hoping to be repaid for 
his losses. He asks State for payment. Accompanying certificates. 
Laid on table. 

CitJicns of Covington. 

1842. Feb. 12. A 677. Change of quarterly term of county court from 
April, July, September and December to March, June, August and 
November. This was the former system and is more convenient. 
Wm. Skeen, Peter Dressier, Robert Skeen. C. C. Payne, William 
Scott, William Huston and 37 others. Similar petition with 16 
names. Referred. 


James River ft Kanawha Company. 

1842. Mar. 1. A 678. Amendment of company's charter, authorizing V 
to improve Kanawha River, to substitute for railroad west of Green 
brier bridge an extension of waterline from Kanawha River to moutl 
of Greenbrier River, and to build lock and dam for steamboati 
Petition is House doc. no. 40. 

Inhabitants of Alleghany & Greenbrier. 

1842. March 5. A 679. Regret that William A. Martin's petition for 
renewal of his charter for the turnpike from the White Springs 
the Sweet Springs has been rejected. Expedient that charter 
renewed, as road requires alteration and repairs. H. B. Hunter, 
Bowyer Calwell, John I. Moorman, Jas. H. Calwell, David Wat 
Henry B. Gorten and 60 others. Laid on table. 

Shawver, Margabet, & James Wiley. 

1842. Dec. 8. A 680. Change in county line, so that petitioners' pla« 
may be included in Alleghany instead of Monroe. It is much eas 
to reach Alleghany Courthouse than Monroe Courthouse, as in lat 
case it is necessary to cross Peter's Mountain. Map showing lo 
tion of petitioners' lands. 

Citizens of Alleghany & Greenbrier. 

1843. A 681. Grant of charter to William A. Martin to improve a 
conduct turnpike from Sweet Springs to White Sulphur Sprin, 
John Shumate, St. Clair Johnston. Mark David, John B. Gibbs a 
40 others. 

Lauby, Josias C. 

1843. Dec. 12. A 682. Petitioner, deputy sheriff of Sampson Sawye 
asks repayment of money spent by him in conveying Norman Lor 
horse thief, to the penitentiary. Certificate accompanying. B 


1845. Dec. 24. A 683. Protest against the changing of monthly coo 
day in Alleghany. John Stringer, William A. Mann. William Boo 
and 15 others. Certificates. Referred. 

Jones, Capt. James R. 

1846. Jany. 2. A 684. Repeal of act of March 27, 1843, authorizing 
raising of an artillery company from Amherst, Campbell and BO 
ingham, in so far as it applies to Campbell and Buckingham, 
pomattox to be inserted in their place. Bill ordered. 


1846. Jany. 6. A 685. Appropriation to continue James River Ca 
from Lynchburg through Covington. Limited internal imprc 
ments in the State have already increased value of western land 
several million dollars. Canal is greatly needed and State is pledi 
to carry on the work. Wm. G. Holloway, Jas. P. Peck, Wm. 
Bryan, Geo. H. Payne, John Holloway, Andr. I. Sively and 
others. Newspaper report of the Fincastle internal Improven 
convention accompanying. 


rington Convention. 
1847. Jany. 5. A 686. Convention, held on Nov. 19. 1846, and com- 
posed of delegates from ten counties, met to consider completion of 
James River Canal. Counties are deeply interested in this improve- 
ment. Country is rich agriculturally and in minerals, and tolls on 
canal would amount to great sum, especially tolls on iron. With 
completion of canal and Louisa Railroad westward, Virginia would 
be able to compete with the west. Petitioners ask extension of 
canal to Covington. Jno. C. Anderson, John J. Moorman, Robert M. 
Hudson, Wm. W. Boyd, Wm. H. Terrill. 

Itiiens of Cowpasture River Valley. 
1847. Feb. 8. A 687. Act compelling owners of mills on Cowpasture 
River above State improvements to keep openings in their sluices 
for navigation of river. Shallow craft can navigate stream. Jilson 
Douglas, C. C. Matthews, F. Field Traylor, Nicholas Harriss, Geo. 
W. McDonald. John P. Porter and 18 others. Duplicate with 37 
names. Rejected. 


1847. March 5. A 688. Incorporation of petitioners' houses in Alle- 
ghany County instead of in Bath, as it is more convenient. Referred, 

dembere of Bar. 

1848. Feb. 1. A 689. Change in terms of superior courts of Alleghany. 
Bath, and Highland — Alleghany to April and September 14, Bath vo 
April and September 20 and Highland to April and September 27. 
William H. Terrill, Andrew Damron, David Fultz, H. Byn, W. Skeen, 
I. Doyle, Jn. Irwin Peyton, Wm. Frazier, Alex. H. H. Stewart. 

loBDAS. Hkzekiah Y. ft Co., James G. Hamilton & others. 

1848. Feb. 26. A 690. Appropriation for cleaning out and sluicing 
river from Covington to Clifton Forge; five hundred dollars would 
be enough for temporary purposes, with money raised by subscrip- 
tions. Several iron furnaces are to be built, which will aid mate- 
rially in building of James River Canal to Buchanan, but naviga^ 
tion of Jackson's River is needed to get iron to market. Stephen 
Pudge, Peter Byer. Saml. Carpenter, Alex. Simpson, Wm. M. Brown, 
Jas. Skeen and 67 others. 

8HA5K8, James. 

1849. Jany. 16. A 691. Change of county lines of Alleghany, Bote- 
tourt and Monroe for petitioner's convenience. Rejected. Remon- 
strance against petition. Archilles Dew, Andrew Wilson, Chas. 
Kinsley and 35 others. Reported. 


1849. Jany. 17. A 692. Aid in construction of turnpike from Vance's 
on Huntersville Turnpike to intersect Jackson's River Turnpike at 
Shumate's Tavern. Jno. J. Johnston, Wm. I. Clarke, Jas. B. Clarke 
and 64 others. Bill reported. 
Qtlxeng of Alleghany & Monroe. 

1849. March 1. A 693. Appropriation to complete road from Red 
Springs to point on James River near Divert Springs. Jno. Aritt, 
Jno. FuUey, Nathan Boyd and 77 others. Reported. 


JoiiNSTox, Judge and Bar of Alleghany, Bath, Highland ft Pocahontaft. 

1849. Dec. 11. A 694. Change in time of holding circuit superior 
court in said counties. Edw. Johnston, L. A. Bradford, Andrew 
Damron and 15 others. Refened. 


1850. Dec. 31. A 695. Construction of turnpike from FincaBtle to Co?- 
ington. Charles King. Jas. Lammond. Dion C. Phare and 62 others. 
Duplicate with 53 names. Referred. 


1851. Jany. 25. A 696. Construction of Lexington and Covington Turn- 
pike upon original location through land of Isaac Steele. Isaac 
Steele, Wm. G. Holloway. Saml. F. Few and 43 others. Certificate. 

Mann, John McDowell. 

1852. Feh. 3. A 697. Permission to make a turnpike from Jackson*! 
River Road to Huntersville and Covington Turnpike in Alleghany. 


1852. Feb. 20. A 698. Establishment of an election precinct at Sugar 
Bottom school house near Col. Madison Hook's house in the Rica 
Patch Valley. Thomas M. Acton, Jacob Stull, Jr.. John H. E. Shoe- 
maker, Joseph Reynolds, I. Evans and 49 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Alleghany & Greenbrier. 

1852. March 3. A 699. Permission to build turnpike from point on 
James River and Kanawha Turnpike at residence of Jas. LfOckhait 
seven miles west of Covington, to point near residence of Thmnas 
A. Bell on Anthony's Creek in Greenbrier County, ten miles north- 
east of White Sulphur Springs. Length of road is ten miles aad 
it is needed, as one-half of the people of Greenbrier are destitute ef 
a road to Covington. Jesse Hall. Thos. A. Bell. John Holtz, J. B. 
Via and 104 others. 


1852. March 12. A 700. Protest against any change in location of Alle- 
ghany and Huntersville Turnpike. Archibald J. Mann. Wm. Kl- 
Cummings, J. J. Jackson and 67 others. Laid on table. 


1852. March 13, A 701. Protest against stopping James River a*^^ 
Kanawha Canal at Clifton Forge. It should not be ended until *^ 
makes connection with the Central Railroad, which can proha^^^ 
be done only at Covington, and besides at this point a valua^V, 
trade will be reached. W. Scott, S. J. Baker, Wm. M. Scott, J. "^^* 
Wyatt, James Bank, Jno. A. Wilson and 173 others. Laid on taP^ 

Citizens. ^, 

1852. April 12. A 702. Change in laws relating to sale of Intoxic^" ^ 
ing liquors. Revenue derived from liquor dealers falls far shcr- ^^ 
of cost to community of results of liquor trafllc. Liquor deale^^ 
should be compelled to make sworn statement of annual amount "^ 
sales, and then they should be assessed such a proportion of th< 


cost to community of trials and other expenses caused by drunken- 
ness and its resulting crimes as the amounts of their sales justify. 
Nathaniel McKenney, Benjamin E. Stewart, Matthew Mays, Jacob 
Stull, Saml. Kean, Lewis Payne and 97 others. Rejected. 

1852. Dec. 22. A 703. Protest against any change in location of Fin- 
castle and Covington Turnpike. Petitioners understand that con- 
tractors wish to change route, avoiding all the residences from 
Kimberlin's Mill to Jackson's River, a distance of 89 miles, and 
thus forcing travellers to cross mountains without refreshment. 
James J. Whitten, George W. Hayes, Gideon Fridley, George Stull, 
David Shumaker, A. Wm. Redman and 67 others. Referred. 

1S53. Feb. 12. A 704. Change in system of licensing persons to sell 
intoxicating liquors. County and corporation courts are able now 
to license dealers in opposition to will of majority of voters. Peti- 
tioners ask for an act which will provide for an election in any 
county or corporation at the instance of twenty-five voters upon 
question of granting licenses for sale of liquor. If majority is in 
the negative, court shall not have power to grant licenses, and, if 
in the affirmative, court shall have power to grant or withhold 
licenses. Dealers granted licenses shall give bond not to sell liquor 
to minors, colored persons or drunkards. Joel Kindell, barkeeper, 
James T. Baker. Fielding Stewart, John L. Pitzer, Andrew Dam- 
ron, S. W. Baker and 179 others. Referred. 
tizens of Covington. 
1854. Jany. 21. A 705. Incorporation of Covington. Andrew Damron. 
John L. Pitzer. James Burke, G. McDonald, Lorenzo D. Matheney, 
J. E. Burk and 31 others. Referred. 

1854. Jany. 21. A 706. Prohibition of sale of intoxicating liquors in 
State. J. E. Burk. George W. Matheney, James Burke, A. W. Simp- 
son, S. J. Baker and 34 others. Duplicate with 14 names. 

1857. Feb. 27. A 707. Remonstrance against increase of tolls on Cov- 
ington bridge over Jackson's River. Andrew Fudge, Stephen Hook, 
Wm. Sawyer and 54 others. Accompanying agreement. Referred. 

1860. Jany. 10. A 708. Protest against grant of request of Wm. J. 
Clark and others to be detached from Alleghany and added to Bath. 
Owing to building of Covington and Ohio Railroad and new public 
buildings, taxes are heavy and it is not just to other tax-payers to 
have some men dodge the burden. Andr. Fudge, Andrew Damron. 
William Robinson, David Williamson, W. M. Mallow. J. H. Budgett 
and 99 others. Referred. 

Bob. Robert & D. G. 

1861. Jany. 31. A 709. Reception by the State of State stock in pay- 
ment for the hire of convicts and transports. Petitioners, contrac- 
tors on the Covington and Ohio Railroad, are compelled to receive 
State stock in payment of their estimates. Referred. 



Coleman, Daniel. 

1778. Oct. 15. A 724. Refunding of £6. 4. 3%, extra tax paid by ^p^ 
titloner for not taking the oath of allegiance** in time. He appll^^^ 
to a magistrate but latter did not have the form of oath and \a^^' 
poned administering it. Petitioner did not know the time w^*-^ 
limited. Committee discharged. 

Inhabitants of Amelia ft Chesterfield. 

1779. May 25. A 725. Permission to charge toll on Bevill's and Goodc '^^ 
bridges over Appomattox River. These bridges were carried awpM y 
last fall by freshes and rebuilding them is a grievous burden to i^^ p - 
tioners. Stith Hardaway, John Booker, Jr.. William Giles, Edwac! — d 
Booker, Jeremiah Walker, Jos. Jennings and 48 others. Rejected. 

Eggleston, Joseph & William, ft others. 

1779. Oct 25. A 726. Petitioners have ever been foremost In defeik^ «cl.- 
ing Commonwealth and have always paid taxes promptly. But t^am.'x. 
assessments are so unjust this year that they are compelled to pMr^o- 
test. Lands lying side by side and valued at same rate last ye^m.?-, 
are assessed this year at £5 and £8 per acre respectively. Job&'k>^ 
Eggleston applied to commissioners for redress but instead tls.^y 
added £3 per acre to Mr. Booker's land. Petitioners appeal to .J^.^- 
sembly for redress. Joseph Eggleston, Wm. Eggleston, Daniel H^r^rd- 
away, Miles Bott, William Bott, Field Mann. 

Commissioners of Taxes for Amelia County. 

1781. Nov. 21. A 727. Supply of acts of Assembly. Petitioners c^m- 
not legally collect taxes In compliance with the resolution of C^oa* 
gress of March 18 without the instruction of Assembly, and tliey 
are under heavy penalties to comply with above act. Also, tlxey ^ 
cannot force a clerk to officiate for the present salary. Ricli-ar*3 
Jones, Jr., John Booker, Jr. Rejected. 


1782. May 16. A 728. Redress of certain grievances caused by acts of 
last Assembly — the law which is retrospective concerning contrax^ts 
between individuals, the law which stays execution after jii<3lX' 
ment is awarded, and especially the tax law," which requires nao^ 
specie than is probably circulated in the State. Jesse WatJ^o^* 
Francis Tucker, John Morgan, Henry Anderson and 91 others. ^^ 

HUTCKESON. Ambrose. 

1782. Junes. A 729. Permission to sell 217 acres of land left V^^^' 
tioner's son by late Joseph Ferguson. Petitioner wishes to ^* 
land and invest the proceeds elsewhere. Rejected. 
Jones, Daniel. 

1782. June 14. A 730. Payment for petitioner's mill and house, -wrfclcJi 
were taken from him by officers provisioning the army and "^^i^^* 
in their possession were burned by a party of British commm^Tided 
by Col. Tarleton, on July 13, 1781. Rejected. 

*»Hening. 9. p. 280. 
^mcning. 10, p. 601. 



'reeholders & others. 

17S3. May 16. A 731. Providing of some circulating medium to rem- 
edy existing financial evils and to stimulate commerce. This can 
be done by making public securities a medium. Abram Green, Wil- 
liam Halloway, Danl. Jones, Wm. Greenhill, Thos. Appling and 94 
others. Referred. 

BEEN, Abraham, ft others. 
1783. June 9. A 732. Compensation for serving on venire of one Jo- 
seph Berry, horse thief. Petitioners were summoned in June, 1773, 
to serve on jury but were not paid. Referred to next session. 


1783. Nov. 5. A 733. Permission to discharge taxes In commodities in- 
stead of specie, the scarcity of which makes it impossible to comply 
with the act of last Assembly requiring payment in money. In con- 
sequence of not paying taxes in commodities, price of tobacco has 
fallen more then twenty per cent; similar effects will be seen in 
prices of other articles. Wm. Yates. Rd. Eggleston. Thos. Holt and 
109 others. Referred. 

yoKn. Vniox. 

1784. Dec. 1. A 734. Petitioner was sheriff in 1782 and found it im- 
possible to collect taxes because of war. Judgment was obtained 
against him for £1300 with interest, damages and costs. He has 
paid principal and asks release from other charges. Rejected. 

rnu), Mary. Relict of Joirx Ford. 

1785. Nov. 10. A 735. Compensation for three negroes executed for 
murder of her husband in 1782. Slaves were paid for in paper 
currency, which amounts to almost nothing in specie. Rejected. 

1785. Nov. 10. A 736. Protest against plan for emancipating slaves. •' 
Contest with Great Britain was caused by encroachments upon 
property and emancipation would be a gross attack upon property 
rights. Slavery is authorized by scriptures; see Leviticus xxv, 44, 
45. 46. Richard Jones, Jr., Ste. Cocke, Jacob Davis, Jos. White, 
Thos. Cocke. Geo. Philips and 16 others. Referred. 

"reeholders & Inhabitants of Raleigh Parish. 

1787. Oct. 24. A 737. District commissioners were appointed to assess 
value of lands in Nottoway and Raleigh parishes in Amelia County. 
Commissioners for Raleigh assessed at a higher valuation than 
those for Nottoway, and petitioners ask that same rate of valua- 
tion may apply for Raleigh as for Nottoway. John Chappell, Jacob 
Roberts. Conradus Piles, Rich. Eggleston, Thos, Wright and 163 
others. Rejected. 

Dhabitants of Amelia. Powhatan. Chesterfield & Dinwiddle. 

n87. Oct, 29. A 738. Protest against attempts to abolish mills on the 
Appomattox River, because of a scarcity of fish alleged to be caused 
by them, and also an order to open river to navigation. Fish were 
scarce before mills were bnllt and navigation of river Is Impossible. 
Robert Hasklns, Jas. Robertson, Ricd. Sims. Joslah Gayle, Jeremiah 
Nunnally and 447 others. Referred. 

°Tb«f WW a (on^iderablc eniamipation agitation in Viiyinia in 1785. 


Inhabitants of Counties Adjacent to Appomattox River. 

1787. Oct. 29. A 739. Protest against proposed extension of navlgar 
tion of Appomattox River. A new tax will be insupportable and the 
improvement will prove abortive. Also, the removal of the mills to 
facilitate navigation will be unjust. Joseph Davidson. Thomas Mor 
ton, Peter Berry, William Balwin, John Price and 215 others. 

Inhabitants of Counties Adjacent to Appomattox River. ] 

1787. Nov. 6. A 740. Duplicate of A 739. Peter Claybrook. Wm. Can- 
non, Jas. Craddock, Fieldman Harris. John James and 173 others. 

Inhabitants of Amelia, Cumberland & Powhatan. 

1787. Nov. 6. A 741. Duplicate of A 739. Joseph Lewis. Benjamin 
Moseley, Henry Ashurst, Edward Haskln, William Baugh and 100 


1787. Nov. 6. A 742. Extension of navigation of Appomattox Rive' 
and permission to levy tolls on same. Petitioners trust that opP^ 
sition of mill-owners to navigation will not prove effective. Wt' 
Gibbs. David Crenshaw, George Raibourn, Henry Woxsham, ^ 
Meade and 18 others. 

Landholders in Nottoway Parish. 

1787. Nov. 20. A 743. Remonstrance against petition from Ralet 
Parish asking for a lowering of land assessments In Raleigh Pari 
and a corresponding increase of assessments in Nottoway Parl^ 
Petitioners have nothing to do with valuing lands in Raleigh Par'i 
and are certain that their own lands are valued sufficiently biig 
William Pamplin, Saml. Irwin, Saml. C. Smith, Charles Ball^ 
James Crenshaw, John Ward and 94 others. Reasonable. 

Anderson, Henry, & Edward Bookfji. 

1788. Nov. 1. A 744. Petitioners became securities of deputy sher" 
Millington Roach for the collection of 1784 and 1785 taxes. Roau 
failed to collect taxes and judgment was rendered against petitic: 
ers. They paid default for 1784 and ask remission of interest * 
1785 taxes and time to pay principal. Reported. 


1788. Nov. 21. A 745. Division of county. Court has more busing 
than it can attend to. Gabriel Fowlkes, John Hall. John Sneea 
Peter Clark, Archer Craddock, Saml. Smith and 152 others. 

Inhabitants of Amelia, Powhatan, Chesterfield & Dinwiddle. 

1788. A 746. Protest against petition asking for removal of mills C3 
Appomattox River for benefit of fishing and navigation. Petition 
ers declare that old inhabitants state that fishing was nev^ 
good in Appomattox River, and furthermore the river cannot \^ 
navigated because of bars and shoals. Wm. Eppes, George Tim 
mons, Aquilla Binford. Henry Tweatt. Jno. Munford, Rich. Smitl 
and 47 others. 


1789. Nov. 4. A 747. Establishment of an additional tobacco war< 
house in Petersburg on land of William Barksdale. Present war 
house is inadequate to meet demand. Wm. Walthall. Francis Bam 
Evan Mitchell. Ro. Jones, Ro. Tanner and 56 others. Referred. 


V. 14. A 748. Division of Amelia County. Formation of Not- 
' County has made courthouse less accessible than formerly 
less accessible than Prince Edward and Cumberland court- 
s. Richard Wilson, W. Hurt, Reuben Seay, Joshua Rucker, 
Burton and 354 others. 

V. 16. A 749. Protest against further division of county, as 
er division would only add to expenses of county and State. 
Sggleston, Hodges Dunavant, Edward Booker, Samuel Farrar, 
. Wilkinson and 15 others. 

V. 16. A 750. Protest against another division of county. Peo- 
an now barely support burden of taxation for Appomattox 
es and other charges. G. Evans, Williamson Piles, John Cobbs. 
S Worsham, William Ponton and 32 others. 
EX, Sheriff of Amelia. 

t. 26. A 751. Relief from penalties incurred for failure to pay 
•ces. Damages and interest are demanded from petitioner, who 
lot had time to collect taxes. Partly rejected, partly approved. 
V. A 752. John Moreton's deposition. 

V. 12. A 753. Compensation for horse lost in military service, 
oner's son rode horse in Capt. Chas. Irby's command in 
le's army. Referred. 


L 4. A 754. Petitioner was security for Millington Roach, dep- 
heriff, and judgment was rendered against him. Part of the 
consists of State certificates, which have risen in value, and 
oner asks permission to sell his property and discharge the 
in replevin bonds, which would equalize his indebtedness, 
npanying papers. 
tfA8 Griffin. 

IV. 19. A 755. Pajrment of £70 for two horses used in war. 
oner has applied repeatedly through auditors for a certificate 
vas told that books showed payment of this claim; books are 
in Philadelphia. Affidavit. Referred. 

A Joshua Chaffin. 
c. 12. A 756. Petitioners were among Christopher Ford's se- 
es for payment of taxes. Judgment was given against Ford, who 
and petitioners were sued for balance of taxes not paid. They 
amount, though judgment was not given and they now ask relief 
further molestation. 
•v. 10. A 757. Papers In the contested election between Alex- 

• Jones and Joshua Chaffin. Fifteen depositions and other 

c. 22. A 758. Permission to build bridge over Appomattox 

• near petitioner's mill and to charge toll. Accompanying cer- 



Jones, Alexander. 

1798. Dec. 24. A 759. Removal of Joshua Chaffln from his seat ii 
House of Delegates. Chaffin is ineligible, as he is not properly t 
freeholder but only a joint-freeholder. The place belongs to peti- 

Trustees of a Proposed College in Amelia. 

1800. Dec. 16. A 760. Incorporation of petitioners as trustees of Jet 
ferson College. Wm. Meriwether, Bennett Brown. P. Field Archer. 
Everard Meade, David Meade, John Archer, Daniel Hardaway, John 
L. Burke, Thomas Randolph, Jr., James Jones, M. D. 

Phillips, Richard. 

1802. Dec. 24. A 761. Permission to sell a mill on Appomattox RlTtf 
belonging to estate of Isham Clements which is becoming rainoii& 
Petitioner speaks in behalf of himself and other heirs. Signed by 
Thos. Branch for the twelve heirs and Sarah Clement, widow. 

Johnson, James. 

1803. . Dec. 6. A 762. Payment of £41. 6. 4 out of proceeds of sale of 
land owned by one Edward Driver, which escheated and was sold. ; 
Driver owed petitioner this amount and had no other property. '. 


1803. Dec. 10. A 763. Amendment of act directing burning of tobacco 
refused by inspectors. Latter sell condemned tobacco which should 
be returned to owners. Wm. McGlassin, Jas. Holt, Thomas Elmorev 
A. Tucker, Daniel Willson, Jr., and 167 others. Duplicate with 
27 names. 

LiGON, Richard, Thomas Coi.ley & William Hubaud. 

1803. Dec. 14. A 764. Extension of time limit for improvement of; 


1803. A 765. Removal of district courthouse from Petersburg to Din- 
widdie Courthouse. Petersburg is not center of district; has M 
courthouse and jail; expenses are greater in town; Juries are offcei 
composed of foreigners; jury retires to outhouse and often consulti 
parties in case. On the contrary, Dinwiddle Courthouse is conT«- 
nient and has a good building. Richard Waltham, Thomas Wor- 
sham, John Pollard, Parham Reese, William Chandler and 8 others- 
Printed. Duplicate with 60 names. 

Inhabitants of Petersburg District. 

1803. A 766. Counter-petition to one asking for removal of distrle*^ 
courthouse to Dinwiddie. Superior advantages of Petersburg, whicB^ 
is well supplied with taverns. The Common Hall has fixed up tow^* 
courthouse and has contracted to build an excellent jail. Printed - 
James Henderson, John Royal, Edward Bass, John Booker, Joe^ 
Davis and 7 others. 

AsHURST, Jacoh. 

1805. A 767. Relief from payment of fine of one thousand dollars im- 
posed by district court at Petersburg. Petitioner had appealed to 
that court from decision of Amelia court, which fined him |500 for 


being present at a flght in his house on Christmas Day, 1798, when 
one William Marshall was hurt. Court record, certificates and af- 
fidavits. Rejected. 

. Dec. 16. A 768. Relief for widow and three children of Frank, 
free negro. Frank purchased freedom of his family but did not 
emancipate them because of law requiring free negroes to leave 
State. Now they are liable to sale by overseers of the poor or for 
benefit of State as the slaves of a man having no heirs. Signed 
by William Old. Phil. Halcombe, John W. Jones, John Ford, Luke 
Bott and 15 others. Copy of deed of slaves to Frank and certificate. 
3 UN. 

Nov. 30. A 769. Payment for petitioner's services as captain of 
militia and for money and provisions advanced by him to his com- 
pany of the First Virginia Regiment, ordered to do patrol duty 
about his tavern. Application was made to governor, who referred 
him to Amelia County for payment but he was not paid. Certificate, 
list of militiamen and circular giving warning as to a slave insur- 
rection. Rejected. 
onN T., Late Deputy Sheriff. 

. Dec. 31. A 770. Extension of time for collecting taxes of 1808 
and 1809. Petitioner advanced taxes of persons temporarily unable 
to pay and his election as clerk of Amelia County Court made ft 
impossible for him to collect taxes in person, while his deputies 
omitted to qualify for him and thereby become empowered to collect. 


Dec. 14. A 771. Release from damages assessed against his father 
Christopher Ford, late sheriff of Amelia. Latter died leaving 
£1.199. 6. 7Vi due for taxes not collected; £179. 17. 11^^ damages were 
added. Petitioner has paid principal; law remitted damages if paid 
before June 1, 1789, but he could not pay all of principal by that 
date. Christopher Ford's account and a certificate. Bill draum. 

t. Oct. 17. A 772. Sale of silver" belonging to churches of Raleigh 
Parish, which are not used by any sect; proceeds to be applied to 
lessening the county levy or poor rates. Allen Jeter, William Ford, 
Robert Pollard, Thos. Wily, Worsham Foster and 100 others. Bill 
ox, Thomas. 

I. Oct. 26. A 773. Payment of fifty dollars advanced by petitioner 
to State. He was colonel of the First Virginia Regiment in 1813 
and bought certain articles for detachment of regiment sent to Nor- 
folk, for which he has never been reimbursed. Two accounts and 
two certificates. Bill drawn. 


i. Dec. 6. A 774. Divorce from her husband. Jacquelin A. Pope, on 
the grvounds of cruelty and desertion. Three certificates. Bill 

hrlongififf to the o)f) Estahlisln-^l Churdi. 


Clerks of Courts of Commonwealth. 

1816. A 775. Increase of fees. Since 1792, when fees were fixed, mooflf 
has lessened in value. List of some of the duties as required. 
Signed by J. T. Leigh, Clerk of Amelia Court. 

Cassi-xs, Whxiam. 

1817. Dec. 17. A 776. Payment of $402.60, amount remaining from a 
sale by the State of his negro Hannibal for jail expenses. Hannilul 
ran away from petitioner, was captured and jailed in ChesterflelA 
and advertised, but under name of John and as belonging to 
other man, so that petitioner failed to recognize description aii4 
slave was sold. Reported. 

Ca88ki^, William. 

1818. Dec. 17. A 777. Payment of money received by State for sale d 
slave Hannibal, belonging to petitioner. Hannibal was sold for 
$500, part of which sum went to pay jail expenses, the rest t9 
treasury. Six certificates. Bill drawn 

BoTT, Lucy, Widow of Ja.mks Bott. & other Heirs. 

1818. Dec. 26. A 778. Authority to convey title to tract of land iB 
Amelia which petitioners have sold but for which they lack power 
to give sure title. Lucy Bott. Edw. B. Bott Bill drawn. 

Inhabitants of Amelia & Nottoway. 

1818. Dec. 28. A 779. Incorporation of company to improve navigi- 
tion of Deep Creek from Appomattox River to Benjamin Bridgs- 
forth's mill. Bartlett Wicks. Francis Jones, William B. Allen, 
Joshua Chaffln, Daniel Willson and 12 others. Duplicate 1 wltb 
26 names. Duplicate 2 with 70 names. Reasonable. 

Wadk, Claikok.nk. 

1820. Dec. 1:5. A 780. Pension as a Revolutionary soldier. Petitioner 
served in the Ninth Virginia Regiment, commanded by Francis Taf» 
lor. for eighteen months and received no compensation; he placed 
his discharge with Abraham D. Venable, upon whose death it wtf 
lost. Petitioner is now in want. Three certificates. 

Bowles, Bk n j a m i n . 

1821. Dec. 11. A7S1. Release from a fine. Petitioner took part !■ 
chastising free negroes and a white woman associated with then, 
for which he was proceeded against and fined. Daniel Worshan, 
John Jeter, Samuel Sadler. Samuel Wright, John M. Green and 47 
others, Rejcited. 

Branch. Thomas. 

1822. Dec. 14. A 782. Petitioner, guardian of Sarah Ann Bott, Infaa.'^ 
child of James Bott. deceased, asks that a title may be conveyed t^ 
Benjamin Branch for one hundred acres of land belonsing to SutMC 
Ann Bott. for which land a contract had been made between Bei^ 
jamin Branch and the mother of said Sarah Ann. Contract wa^ 
made at twenty dollars an acre and sale is advantageons to helr^ 
Contract and two certificates. Rejected. 


1825. Dec. 14. A 783. Protest against constitutional conyention, the 
holding of which has been proposed by Staunton Conyention.* Only 

♦•See .\ucu$tA Petition*. 


35 counties and one town were represented in that meeting; if griev- 
ances existed wliole people of State would call for convention. 
Printed. W. Perkinson, John Chappell, John Webster, Joel Norris, 
James Holt and 46 others. Duplicate, signed by 67 persons, dupli- 
cate 2. signed by 41, duplicate 3, signed by 47. Referred. 
abitants of Amelia & Nottoway. 

1825. A 784. Act providing for improvement of navigation of Deep 
Creek. Former act was not applied because stock of $7,500 was 
considered too large and for other reasons. James Jones, Benjamin 
Booth, Ben Bridgeforth, Jeremiah Baily. Rd. Eggleston and 64 

Dmeys practicing in the Superior Courts of Amelia and Cumberland, and 
other Inhabitants. 

1826. Dec. 6. A 785. Change in the time of holding superior courts 
of the two counties, which is now the same. Miller Woodson, Geo. 
W. Daniel, Wm. F. Randolph, Peyton Harrison, John Daniel and 98 
others. Certificate. 

a?i.*=oN, Nath.\mf:l, Executor of Edmind Harrison. 

1826. Dec. 9. A 786. Act authorizing the sale of tract of land mort- 
gaged to State by decedent, with credit of several years. Land was 
mortgaged as security of loan of $10,000 from the Literary Fund. 
If sold for cash land will bring little and will necessitate sale of 
slaves given by decedent to secure his own security, James P. 
Cocke: if sold on credit land will pay debt and leave balance. Six 

1828. Jany. 31. A 787. Change of time for holding county court to 
dates upon which it was formerly held. Present time is inconve- 
nient, as county and superior court terms coincide. J. T. Leigh, 
Geo. Jefferson, Dudley Seay, Jno. McFarren, Wm. Moody and S6 
others. Bill drawn. 

x>D. Alfred. 
1828. Dec. 2. A 788. Release from further obligations as security for 
Richard Ligon, his father-in-law, upon surrender of all of petition- 
er's property to State. Ligon bought convicts to amount of $12,480 
and then absconded, together with his other securities, his sons, 
leaving petitioner to pay whole amount. Opinion of committee on 
case. Rejected. 

Lichee, John Yelvelton. 

1828. Dec. 15. A 789. Authority for petitioner's parents. Dr. John R. 
• Archer and Mrs. Francis C. Archer, to transfer property to him. 

By terms of parents' marriage articles, property was settled upon 
theru for their lifetime and afterwards upon their children; conse- 
quently they cannot make transfer. Copy of marriage articles. 
Ri^s, A.XTHOXY. Mary B. Rives. O. C. Rives. Jno. Early. Elizabeth B. Early 
ft Henry A. Rives. 

1829. Jany. 17. A 790. Authority for petitioners to sell tract of land 
in Dinwiddle County left them by Col. Abram Greene. Land is now 
rented and is rapidly diminishing in value. Abram Greene's will. 
Bin drawn. 

104 ItKPOUT OK !STAT1-: LlHiaillAN. [ATSl-ATS: 

Chaffin, John. 

1830. Jany. 1. A 791. Refunding of $24.76 paid State by petitioner foi 
redemption of land distrained for taxes in the name of Daniel Wil 
son, Jr. Said Wilson sold land to petitioner, who sold It to Danle 
Wilson. Sr. without knowing that taxes were due. Sheriff and aa 
ditor failed to return land as delinquent and it was not advertl8« 
as such; nevertheless petitioner paid taxes to avoid trouble. Re 
ceipt for tiixes and certificate. Bill drawn. 


1831. Jany. 1. A 792. Authority to build another bridge across James 
River from Manchester to Richmond. Mayo's monopoly is no longei 
to be borne, as toll often amounts almost to the full value of arti 
cles carried across. Printed. Joseph M. Meriwether. Wm. L. Booker 
John Carter, John A. Hillsman, Moses Overton and 30 others. 

Inhabitants of Amelia. Nottoway & Dinwiddle. 

1831. Jany. 4. A 793. Petitioners approve of petition soon to be pr< 
sen ted asking permission to build road from Cousin's Road, a mil 
below Anderson's Tavern in Amelia, and intersecting the Petersbui 
Road at Benjamin Moody's. Ed. W. Anderson. John W. Jon€ 
Goodwin George, Edmund Robertson. Jno. P. W^ilkinson and 1 
others. Two papers. Referred. 


1831. Dec. 7. A 794. Removal of free negroes from Virginia. Tb 
are neither slaves nor free, and consequently they are worthU 
and discontented: they burden taxpayers for their support and s 
up discontent and trouble among the slaves. Daniel Maden, Sami 
P. Hawes. Geo. H. Eains, Jno. Bland. Thos. Dean and 57 othe 
Duplicate with 19 names. Referred. 

Justices of Peace of Amelia. 

1832. Jany. 3. A 795. Revision of act passed by last Assembly chai: 
ing fees charged by clerks of courts. Reduction of fees ^ 
make it impossible for clerks to live and employ deputies, wi 
consequence that in a few years no competent clerks will exi 
Edw. Eggleston, Wm. Gregory, H. P. Ennis, Rodophil Jeter, tli* 
W. Webster, Jno. Hooker, A. Seay, Edw. Greene, John Webster. P 
Eggleston, Wm. B. Sadler, David Maben. Benjn. Booth, Alexand 
Allen, Jno. R. Archer. T. E. Jeter. John P. Boiling, Wm. Eggle8t< 
Hodijah Meade. 

Directors of Deep Creek Navigation Company. 

1833. Dec. 4. A 796. Grant of extension of time for completion 
work until 1840, and enforcement of fine for evading tolls. Ja^ 
Jones. Pres. and Will. Boothe, Edw. Worsham. Benj.«Brldgefa< 
A. A. Campbell and Wm. Worsham, Directors. Reasonable. 


1834. Jany. 2. A 797. Repeal of act of March 8. 1833. authorizi 
Manchester Turnpike Company to charge double tolls. Statem^ 
of company as to losses is false, as a dividend has been recen 
declared. Building of a parallel railroad to carry coal from Fall! 
Creek mines will relieve turnpike of its greatest expense with( 


diminishing profits. Turnpike is poor road; exorbitant tolls are 
charged and some persons are discriminated against. Printed. 
Henry E. Graves, William Harris, Jno. W. Muse, James W. Ellis, 
James Holt and 19 others. Referred. 


L834. Dec. 5. A 798. Act making Flat Creek a lawful fence from Ap- 
pomattox River to Meade's Mill, a distance of seven miles. Jno. R. 
Archer, Thomas Meaux, J. T. Leigh, Daniel Worsham. Jr., Trs. A. 
Willson, M. Bragg, Hodijah Meade. Laid on table. 

tRKY, Dick, Free Negro. 

1834. Dec. 11. A 799. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner was 
freed by will of»John Skurrey upon condition of serving his mis- 
tress during her lifetime. He is now free and willing to give bond 
that he will not become a charge upon county. Certificate of good 
character with 26 names. Reasonable. 

n. Free Negro. 

834. Dec. 12. A 800. Permission to remain in the State. Petitioner 
was freed by the will of Rev. John Skurrey, upon death of Mrs. 
Skurrey. He has a wife, a slave, and two children. Certificate 
with 11 names. Rejected. 


835. A 801. Incorporation of company to build plank road from 
Amelia to Petersburg, a distance of twenty-five miles; also an ap- 
propriation to aid building of road. Wm. F. Gregory, James H. 
Brander, Richd. F. Taylor. Hiram P. Scott, E. A. Featherston, Thos. 
A. Coleman, Rich. A. Christian. 

REY, David, Free Negro. 

836. Jany. 28. A 802. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner 
bears good character, is now old and does not wish to leave his 
family, who are slaves. Certificate with 13 names. Letter from F. P. 
Southall. Referred. 

RET, David. Free Negro. 

836. Dec. 16. A 803. Permission to remain in State. Two certifi- 
cates with 19 names. Referred. 

838. Jany. 29. A 804. Establishment of two election precincts at 
Painsville and Dr. Benjamin C. Jones's tavern. Difficult for dis- 
trict voters to reach courthouse. Fabius Lawson, John A. Jeter, 
John M. Dennis. Kennon Spain, John A. Bland and 122 others. 
Bill draum. 

. Anthony. Mary, his Wife, & Children. 

839. Feb. 16. A 805. Appointment of John Early, Robert C. Booth 
and William B. Hamblin as commissioners to sell tract of land left 
by Col. Abraham Green to his daughter, Mary Rives, and at her 
death to her heirs. Land is rented out and is fast depreciating in 
value. Copy of Abraham Green's will. Referred. 



1839. March?. A 806. Protest against abolition of Painsvllle electlw 
precinct. Jones Wood, William G. Haskins, Bernard Seay, SamiMt 
A. Hurt, A. B. Walthall and 85 others. Duplicate with 80 nanm 

BiNNS, Elizabeth Anx. 

1840. Jany. 14. A 807. Divorce from her husband. Edmund Binnt 
Superior court of Amelia has decided for petitioner on the fadi 
Court record showing brutality as cause for divorce. Rejected. 

Banes, Mary. 

1840. Jany. 24. A 808. Divorce from her husband, George H. Banei 
Petitioner has obtained verdict of superior court Copy of court 
record showing cause of divorce to be criftiinal character of Eane^ 
who is a thief and forger. Referred. ■ 

Mason, John Y., & others. 

1841. Jany. 4. A 809. Change in time of holding superior court ^ 
Amelia from October to September to accommodate the Judge. J. ^' 
Mason, Benj. W. Finney, Jno. T. Bottom, Alf. O. Eggleston and 1^ 
others. Bill drawn. 

Wood, Alfreo. Tabitha. his Wife, Jones Wood & George McGlasson. 

1841. Jany. 1. A 810. Act confirming sale of tract of land by Joa® 
Wood, executor of will of William Wood, who left land for the ^^ 
port of Alfred Wood, his wife and children. Jones Wood sold ^** 
and bought land from Elizabeth Wood with proceeds. McGla^ 
is in possession of the land sold by Jones Wood and has made ^ 
provements. Copy of William Wood's will, three affidavits ^ 
opinion of committee. Rejected. 
Officers of Amelia Cavalry Troop. 

184;'). Dec. 6. A 811. Grant of complete equipment of new arms, o^'j 
least, of new pistols. Armory furnished troops with old swords 
had no old pistols on hand. S. S. Weisiger, Philip T. Soutt:' 
James T. Munford, Robert S. Ligon, H. F. Vaughan. 
Wood. Alfred. Tahitha. his Wife. W. Richard Wood, Daniel Jones ^^ 
and Henry Wood, Trustees in place of Jones Wood, deceaseds 
1846. Jany. 9. A 812. Act confirming sale of land belonging to i^ 
tioners to John Fretwell. Two papers. Referred, 
Wilson. Thomas C. & Henry C. 

1846. Jany. 21. A 813. Change in assessment of Amelia Springs pr' 

erty. Place became summer resort and was assessed at rate of t 

per acre for 676 acrtas. a valuation of $64,220 and a tax of $64.^ 

A bid of only $6,500 was made for springs at auction. Bill draiC 

Wilson. Thomas C. ' 

1848. Feb. 4. A 814. Act confirming re-assessment of Amelia Sprini 
at valuation of $9,000. Re-assessment was not made at May ter 
of Amelia Court, as required by terms of act granting re-assessmeo 
and county officials declared it null and void. Certificate and ti 
receipt. Bill reported. 

Bi'RTON, Pfter, William L. Booker, John A. Jeter, Lewis E. Habvie, EiGBE 
G. Leigh & Thomas Meaux. 

1849. Aug. 9. A 815. Petitioners, commissioners appointed to sek 


site for a new courthouse and make contract for building it, doubt 
extent of powers and request authority to sell land on which pres- 
ent courthouse and clerk's office stand and to buy better site. Re- 

lissioners for Building New Courthouse. 

§51. Jany. 28. A 816. Authority for county to hold in fee simple 
land occupied by new courthouse and by old jail and clerk's office. 
Law forbids county to hold more than two acres of land but peti- 
tioners wish to use new courthouse and at present have no new 
jail and clerk's office. Referred. 
Sami*el R., County Commissioner of Revenue. 

S52. Dec. 14. A 817. Increase of pay; duties of revenue commission- 
ers have been enlarged. Referred. 

lants & other Citizens. 

858. Jany. 30. A 818. Protest against license tax upon amount of 
merchants* sales; it is inequitable and a tax upon energy rather 
than upon capital. Printed. P. B. Crowder, Wm. P. Jeter, Cole- 
man & Vaughan, Rich. T. Willson and 29 others. Referred. 

lia Militia. 

1775 or 1776. A 819. Protest against ordinance of convention exempt- 
ing overseers from militia duty. There are 250 overseers in county 
capable of bearing arms and they should be compelled to do further 
service than patrolling. Vivion Brooking, Philip Jones, Pleasant 
Roberts, J[ohn Wilson, Thomas G. Peachey and 254 others. 

SON. Fabius. 

1842. A 820. Receipt for papers in petition for divorce from his wife. 
Mary W. Lawson, which were presented to the Legislature in 1840 
and withdrawn in 1842. 



1775. June 7. A 829. Establishment of ferry over Fluvanna River 
from Henry Trent's plantation in Amherst to Nicholas Davies' land 
in Bedford. George Weir, George Fenn, John Tinsley, George Mc- 
Daniel, Archibald Cox and 76 others. Referred. 

isTON, John. 

1776. Oct 8. A 830. Pension. Petitioner was a soldier in Virginia 
service in 1758, was stationed at Fort Young in Augusta and re- 
ceived an incapacitating wound in a skirmish with Indians. Cer- 
tificate. Reasonable. 

labitants of Amherst & Bedford. 

1776. Oct 12. A 831. Establishment of ferry over Fluvanna River 
from Henry Trent's land to that of Nicholas Davies. Thomas 
Lumpkin, James Franklin, Joseph Mays, John Dillard, Joseph Ed- 
ward and 54 others. 

abitants of Amherst & Buckingham. 

1777. May 16. A 832. Discontinuance of ferry over Fluvanna River, 
below mouth of Rockfish River and establishment of another ferry 
acroes Fluvanna and across mouth of Rockfish River. Richd. Tank- 


ersley, William Loving, Ezeklah Bailey, Peter Bibee, George C 
burn and 46 others. Another petition for ferry over Rockfish R 
with 68 signatures and a sketch of the rivers at their junction. 

Virginia Soldiers. 

1777. May 17. A 833. Petitioners, Charles Hay. William Johnson, 
ert Horsley, Meritt Magann, John Woodroof, John Brown, Mit« 
Floyd, Thomas Smith, Edmund Pendleton, Thomas Sheldon, Ge 
Witt, Pearce Wade, John Guttery, ask reimbursement for expe 
caused by sickness. They were soldiers in State and Contim 
service in June and July 1776 when taken ill, and their expense 
£17.15.2 and also £3.9.6 for John Guttery. Itemized account 
lowed in case of State troops, rejected in case of Continentals. 

Wilson, Dr. Edmund. 

1777. Nov. 24. A 834. Payment of £24.14.10 spent by petitionei 
caring for George Witt, Thomas Sheldon, Thomas Smith and . 
Guttery, sick Continental soldiers. He was allowed expens< 
caring for State soldiers, but not for Continentals. Certificates 
accounts. Claims allowed. 

1778. Nov. A 835. Amherst County with the public — account for 1 
Inhabitants of Amherst & Buckingham. 

1779. A 836. Repeal of that part of tobacco act of May 1779 w 
directs inspectors to charge twelve shillings a month for each b 
head of tobacco remaining in warehouses more than a year. S 
policy discourages tobacco industry, which has been a strong 
port to the American cause. Richd. Shelton, William Allen, No 
Mattocks, Richd. Tankersley, Ambrose Campbell and 234 others 

Inhabitants of Amherst, Albemarle & Buckingham. 

1779. Oct. 15. A 837. Repeal of tax of May, 1779, "payable in cer 
enumerated commodities.'* Tax is inequitable, as it is the s 
for rich and poor, and expense of collecting and guarding pro( 
amounts to more than its value. If tax is needed let it be a ni< 
tax. Richd. Shelton. William Allen. Richd. Tankersley. Wm. Oi 
by, Ambrose Campbell and 237 others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Amherst Parish. 

1779. Oct. 15. A 838. Re-division of Amherst Parish. Lexington 
ish, taken from Amherst in 1778, has 271 more tithables than 
herst, and a new dividing line is suggested which will give Ami 
105 additional tithables. David Montgomery, Henry Gilbert. A 
Campbell, Gabl. Penn, Dan Gaines and 16 others. 


1779. Oct. 16. A 839. Authority for Amherst commissioners of t 
to receive appeals in cases of assessment. Petitioners* lands ^ 
over-assessed but amount of assessment was not made knowi 
them until time for making appeals had passed. James Hie 
botham. Ambrose Rucker, William Camden, Ambrose Jones, Ja 
Hill and 20 others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Lexington Parish. 

1779. Nov. 10. A 840. Appointment of commissioners to ascertain 
act number of tithables in Amherst and Lexington, in order to 


\ vide for drawing a new division line so that same number of tith- 

ables may be included in each parish. If commissioners are not 
appointed, let matter remain in abeyance until the parishes have 

i made census. David Shepherd, Benj. Rucker. Robert Christian, 

William Booth, Richard Alcock and 38 others. Reasonable. 
Gilbert. George. 

1779. Nov. 10. A 841. Authority for Amherst Court to make a levy 
in petitioner's behalf. He contracted to build county jail in 1774, 
but owing to his service in militia and subsequent illness, when 
jail was completed the money due him had depreciated two-thirds 
in value. John Bias, William Stewart, Gideon Crews, William 
Glasbey, Zach. Taliaferro and 81 others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Amherst Parish. < 

1780. May 1. A 842. Redrawing of dividing line between Amherst and 
Lexington parishes. James Higginbotham, John Rose, James Nevill, 
John Dawson, Lucas Powell and 51 others. 


1780. May 18. A 843. Extension of time for paying tax on grain. 
Owing to scarcity and high price of grain, petitioners are unable to 
secure it for paying tax. John Montgomery, Thos. Matthews, Wm. 
Hansbrough. Peter Bibee, John Rose and 68 others. Referred. 
Jnstices of Amherst. 

1780. Julyl. A 844. Payment of claim of £56 for board of Mary Ann 
Xevill, widow of Reuben Nevill, Continental soldier: she is desti- 
tute, ill and with a young child. Certificate. Account allowed. 
Militiamen of Tenth Division of Amherst. 

1780. Nov. 9. A 845. Protest against extension of petitioner's time of 
service to eight months and loss of pay because of absence from 
camp. They acknowledge their bad behaviour at battle of Cam- 
den,** but state, in extenuation, that they were untrained, half-fed, 
with Inexperienced offii^ers, and overcome with heat and fatigue. 
After battle they returned to Amherst for clothes, and were in- 
formed upon reaching camp that they were sentenced to serve eight 
months without pay. Samuel Dinwiddle. Landon Carter, Simon 
Ramsden, Edw. Bybee, William Phillips and 15 others. 
Campbkx. Archibald. 

1780. Dec. 8. A 846. Payment of £3,500, the value of a slave. March, 
condemned to death for felony.** Slave escaped fiom prison and 
has not been retaken. Allowed iSMO. 

^81. Nov. 20. A 847. More efficient regulation of militia duty. Coun- 
try should be laid off into districts, each of which should furnish a 
tent; every county should furnish a team and wagon for each of 
its battalions; and if possible part of the militia should have arms. 
At present there are no tents, wagons or ^rras and the militia suf- 
fer greatly. Abram Warwick, Thos. Harkins, John Bibb. Hezekiah 
Hargrove, Zach. Taliaferro and 43 others. 

**''*«i>t on AuKWt 10. 1780. 

of slaves executed for crime received payment for them from the State. 



1781. A 848. Improvement of militia system. Present service c 
militia great loss and tours of duty are of unequal length; n 
should also receive adequate pay. Wm. Loving, James Nevil, 
Penn, Richd. Ballinger and 9 others. 


1783. May 17. A 849. Ferry across Fluvanna River from la; 
Thomas Waugh in Amherst to that of Nicholas Davies in Be 
Road to the existing ferry is hardly passable. Thomas \^ 
Charles Ellis, John Sale, Jos. Fayne. Wm. Camden and 34 c 


1783. Dec. 5. A 850. Tariff on hemp. Petitioners are poor anc 
not raise wheat and tobacco at a profit. Taxes must now b< 
in money and not in produce, and merchants refuse to buy 
grown hemp. Robert Wright, Benjamin Eron, William Bains, 
Martin, John M. Alexander and 49 others. Referred. 

Scott, John, Tax Commissioner. 

1783. Dec. 6. A 851. Acceptance by State of $9,250 in paper i 
for payment of taxes. Anthony Rucker, deputy commissioner 
money to petitioner, who offered it to treasury but it was re 
Petitioner fears that payment of the sum in specie will I 
manded of him. Referred to next Aasemhly. 

McCuLLocK, Roderick, Sheriff. 

1784. May 22. A 852. Release from damages for failure to ( 
£318.2.1 of the taxes of 1782. Petitioner became sheriff in 178 
taxes for 1782 had not been collected; he collected all but 
mentioned sum and this he paid himself. Certificate. Reaso 


1784. Nov. 9. A 853. Protest against resolution introduced in L< 
ture criticising treaty of peace with Great Britain. Treaty-m 
power belongs to Congress and states ought not to interfer 
Cavell, James Nevil, Ambrose Rucker, Josiah Ellis, Hugh Ros 
200 others. Referred. 


1785. Oct. 27. A 854. Protest against act of Assembly disbs 
militia and releasing officers from duty, because this is a refl 
upon officers. Petitioners ask that old method of electing c 
be continued. John Murrill, John Josling. David Clarkson 
Woods, George Burke and 169 others. Reasonable. 

Tandy, Smyth. 

1785. Oct. 27. A 855. Establishment of town of New Glasgow or 
tioner's land, and license to conduct lottery for disposing o1 
Cole, Walter King. 

1785. Nov. 23. A 856. Payment of balance due petitioner as co 
sation for lands and other property confiscated by State In 1*3 
belonging to a British subject. Reported. 



1785. Dec. 9. A 857. Division of county along parish lines. There are 
more than 2800 tithables in county and some of them live thirty 
miles from courthouse. David Woodroff, Benjamin Rucker, John 
Penn. Joseph Crews, Joseph Johns and 335 others. Rejected. 


1785. Dec. 9. A 858. Counter-petition against that asking for division 
of county. County is compact and most distant inhabitants live 
only twenty-six miles from courthouse. People could not bear in- 
creased taxation necessary for a new county establishment. Geo. 
Pervis, J. Boush. James London, Joseph Roberts, Topiah Topling 
and 180 others. Two duplicates. Reasonable. 


r86. A 859. Permission to rebuild Byrd's Warehouse in Richmond, 
burned down In Are of Jany. 8, 1786. New building will be built 
of brick with tile roof and iron gates and will thus be fireproof. 
William Spencer, Gabl. Penn. Robt. Walker, James Franklin, Lan- 
don Carter and 107 others. 


r86. Nov. 9. A 860. Revision of tobacco laws. Inspections should be 
better built, so as to protect tobacco from bad weather; there 
should be more of them, which would prevent tobacco from lying 
uninspected for long periods, and inspectors ought to be given 
larger powers and salaries. Present tax on tobacco amounts to five 
per cent of proceeds and ought not to be increased. W. Cabell, 
Thomas Malloy, Wm. Harris, Richard Oglesby, Joseph Magann and 
120 others. 

SE, Hugh. 

1786. Dec. 6. A 861. Grant of stay of proceedings against petitioner 
to enforce payment of uncollected tax. He was county lieutenant 
in 1782 and was directed to collect tax of one-eighth of one per 
cent for payment to Continental Congress; he resigned oflBce before 
he had collected whole tax and Is now held responsible. Rejected. 

^wroBD, David. Sheriff. 
1786. Dec. 6. A 862. Release from damages assessed against peti- 
tioner for non-payment of taxes. He was appointed sheriff in 1784 
and collected taxes for that year but found it impossible to collect 
taxes for 1785, as there was not enough money in county to pay 
them. Charles Rose, William Loving, Ambrose Rucker, Gabl. Penn, 
J. Meredith, W. Cabell. Rejected. 

^^•^^. Thomas. 

1786. Dec. 7. A 863. Payment of bounty owed his son, John Griffin, 
for eighteen months' service as Continental soldier. Note for 1000 
^he. of tobacco was given petitioner but he lost it. Certificate. 


1787. Nov. 6. A 864. Protest against proposed emission of paper 
money. Paper will not remedy lack of specie but will drive out 
sold and silver; it will provide a cheap currency and will encourage 


spendthrifts; also it will not be accepted by creditors in Europe. 
William Loving, John Barnett, John Taliaferro, John Rose, Henry 
Martin, Benjamin Jordan and 106 others. 


1787. Nov. 10. A 865. Permission to rebuild Byrd's Warehouse li 
Richmond at expense of proprietor; warehouse to be built of brfd 
with tile or slate roof and iron doors. James Gatewood. DetM 
Woodroof. Thomas Tucker, Ambrose Rucker, Ambrose Eubank, 
Saml. Hill and 62 others. Reasonable. 


1788. Oct. 23. A 866. Establishment of tobacco inspection on Nicho- 
las Cabell's land Just below mouth of Swann Creek on James RlTer. 
Inconvenient and expensive to send tobacco to Richmond for in- 
spection. Clough Shelton. Saml. Winfrey, J. Breckenridge, Chas- 
Davidson, David Patteson and 156 others. Duplicate with 121 
names. Reaaonahle. 


1788. Nov. 15. A 867. Protest against act of 1786 for imposing nC* 
taxes. License tax upon merchants, doctors, lawyers, etc., is ^^ 
just; industry and skill ought not to be taxed more than propert' 
Robert Wright, James M'Naire, James Callaway, James Owen, I^ 
than Crawford and 55 others. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Albemarle. 

1789. A 868. Tobacco inspection on land of Wilson Gary Nicholas 
mouth of Ballenger's Creek on James River; distance to Richm^ 
inspection is too great. Richard Davenport, Spence Nowell. 9 
jamin Johnson, Alex. Gordon, Moses Gentry and 43 others. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Rockbridge. 

1790. Oct. 20. A 869. Establishment of tobacco inspection oppo^ 
Lynchburg inspection and near Lynch's Ferry. It is inconveni^ 
to cross James River and it costs two shillings a hogshead ^ 
rolling tobacco up hill to inspection. Ambrose Rucker, James B "* 
ford, Wm. Turner. Joshua Tinsley. John Crawford and 72 others- - 

Inhabitants of Lexington Parish. 

1790. Nov. 20. A 870. Attachment of I^xington Parish to New Lon* 
District Court instead of to Charlottesville. From lower end 
parish to Charlottesville is seventy miles, with bad ford; to Ni^ 
London, thirty-flve miles and good ford. Saml. Meredith, Rob^ 
Stewart, William Pryor. Thomas Rucker. Wm. Carter and 132 othe^ 


1791. Nov. 3. A 871. Establishment of town upon lands of John Lyn^ 
at Lynch's Ferry opposite Lynchburg, and also a flour, tobacco a^ 
hemp inspection. Diflftcult to cross river to Lynchburg. Ambrtt^ 
Rucker. Hugh Rose. James Hill. John Trimble, John Ryan and 2 * 


^holders ft Inhabitants. 

1791. Nov. 7. A 872. New tobacco inspection at Migginson's Ware- 
house. Navigation of river below Migginson's is good at all seasons 
of year. Hugh Rose, Ambrose Rucker, Gabriel Penn, John Wlatt, 
William Camden, Charles Burruss and 300 others. Four duplicates. 

chasers of Lots in Warminster. 

1791. Nov. 12. A 873. Grant of extension of time for building houses 
in Warminster. Law requires each lot buyer to build a house six- 
teen feet square with a stone chimney within space of three years; 
some petitioners have been unable to comply. Reported. 

abitants of Amherst, Buckingham & Albemarle. 

1791. Nov. 12. A 874. Permission to hold lottery for building an acad- 
emy at Warminster. Joseph Burruss, Fleming Watkins, James Cal- 
loway, John Scott, Thomas Anderson and seven others. Reported. 


1792. Oct 4. A 875. Tobacco inspection at junction of Tye and James 
rivers on land of William Cabell. Tye River is navigable for twenty- 
five or thirty miles above this point through a rich country. Charles 
Higginbotham, William Wortham, Gabl. Page, James Tinsley, John 
Kinaday and 55 others. Duplicate 1, with 92 names, 2 with 121 
names, 3 with 97 names, 4 with 180 names, 5 with 53 names. Re- 

1792. Oct. 4. A 876. Establishment of tobacco inspection at Miggin- 
son's Ferry on James River. Gabriel Penn, Charles Burruss, Robert 
Walker. William Tinsley, Janies Calloway and 340 others. Reported. 
ni, William. 
1792. Oct. 11. A 877. Grant of duplicate military certificates in place 
of originals, which were lost. Petitioner offers to give bond and se- 
curity to save State against any possible loss. Two certificates. 
ahabitants of Amherst, Bedford & Botetourt. 
1792. Oct. 11. A 878. Permission to build bridge over James River at 
Milstone Falls near mouth of Tuckahoe Creek and also to hold lot- 
tery to raise money. James River is narrow at this point and stone 
abundant. John Harrison, Anthony North, Samuel Boyle Davies, 
James Nowlin, Joseph Penn and 23 others. Duplicate 1, with IG 
names; 2, with 19 names and 3 with 11 names, 

n92. Oct. 11. A 888. Establishment of tobacco, hemp and fiour inspec- 
tion at Commerton, twelve miles below Rockbridge line at Balcony 
Palls. Samuel Boyle Davies, John Harrison. Anthony North, Ed- 
ward Sanders, James Nowlin and 21 others. Referred. 

1792. Oct. 11. A 889. Same as A 888. .John Peyton, William Pryor, 
Nelson Crawford, John Ware. Benjamin Powell and 53 others. Re- 
^^^W8, Mawin. 

1792, Oct. 16. A 890. Permission to build turnpike from fork of north 
and south branches of James River to navigable water. Referred. 


Dawson, John. Sheriff. 

1796. Nov. 22. A 890. Grant of extra allowance of two and a half per 
cent for prompt collection of taxes of 1795. Petitioner was tardy in 
collecting taxes for 1794, but made a prompt collection for 1795 and 
claims the bounty. Two certificates. Reported. 


1793. Oct. 23. A 892. Establishment of tobacco inspection at Miggin* 
son's Warehouse on William Camden's land. Samuel J. Cabell, Abrt- 
ham Warwick, Ambrose Rucker, John Christian, George Penn and 
678 others. Reported. 

Cabell, Willl\m. 

1794. Nov. 15. A 893. Establishment of town on petitioner's land at 
Tye River Warehouse. Reported. 

Executors of William Horseley. 

1794. Nov. 21. A 894. Release from damages incurred by decedent for 
failure to collect taxes of 1787 and 1788. Deputies have paid arrea^ 
ages amounting to £921. 11. 11%. Certificate. Reported. 


1795. Nov. 25. A 895. Protest against division of county. Courthouse 
is conveniently situated; new roads would be required for a new 
county, and new county buildings would tax the people heavilf* 
Henry Stoneham, Joel David, John Barnett, Benjamin Carpenter an* 
9 others. Duplicate with 67 names, 2 with 19 names, 3 with 6S 
names, 4 with 38 names, 5 with 125 names, 6 with 84 names, 7 withU^ 
names, 8 with 56 names, 9 with 76 names, 10 with 189 names. R^ 


1796. Nov. 14. A 896. Protest against establishment of new tobacco i*" 
spection. Cultivation of tobacco is steadily decreasing and inspec- 
tions at Ballenger's Creek, Warminster, New Market and BCadis^'^ 
are conveniently situated. Warminster and Madison have ceaa®^ 
to pay and New Market makes little. James Stevens, Jr., Hezeki^ 
Hargrove, John Bethel, Thomas Robertson, Zach. Tyree and "^ 
others. Rejected. 


1796. Nov. 14. A 897. Establishment of tobacco inspection at Miggi^ 
son's Warehouse. William S. Crawford, Joseph Crews, Jo6iah Bllt^ 
William Ware. William Barratt and 725 others. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Amherst. Buckingham & Campbell. 

1796. Nov. 14. A 898. Establishment of ferry over James River ^ 
mouth of Stonewall Creek from land of William Staples to land ^ 
Joseph Mayo. Stephen Watts, James Dillard, Drewry Bell, E. -^ 
Page, John Dixon and 32 others. Bill drawn. 


1792? A 891. Establishment of another tobacco inspection. It is dlfl 
cult to carry tobacco up hill to Amherst inspection and tobacco let^ 
at landing is damaged for want of shelter. Philip Burford, Dav^ 
Tinsley. Ambrose Rucker. David Woodroof, Joseph Crews and H* 



797. A 891. Petitioners ask, in case county is divided, that lower 
part of county along Rockfish and Tye rivers be added to a part of 
Albemarle and formed into a new county; also that Amherst Court- 
house be removed to New Glasgow. Division of county along old 
parish lines would be inconvenient and expensive. Jacob Scott, Wm. 
Edmunds, Jr.. Jas. P. Garland, Robert Tucker, Lawrence Campbell 
and 73 others. Duplicate 1 with 79 names, 2 with 11 names, 3 with 
65 names, 4 with 90 names, 5 with 81 names, 6 with 224 names, 7 
with 5 names. 


1798. A 892. Establishment of tobacco inspection at Bethel Ferry. 
Josiah Ellis, William Shelton, Harden Haynes, John Puley, John 
Ellis and 252 others. Bill drawn. 


1798. Dec. 8. A 893. Division of county along parish lines. County is 
large and courthouse inconvenient; both parishes have 500 free- 
holders and 2400 tithables and there are two battalions — one fiill 
regiment — of militia in county. Josiah Ellis, Wm. Carter, James 
Chapman, Edwd. Goodrich, Chas. Burks and 1000 others. 

bitants of Amherst, Campbell & Bedford. 

1798. Dec. 15. A 894. Establishment of another court district. Upper 
parish of Amherst, Campbell and Bedford should compose one dis- 
trict; other counties of New London district — Pittsylvania. Henry, 
Patrick and Franklin — should compose another district. New dis- 
trict court should be at Lynchburg. Printed. Duplicate with 64 
names. Laid on table. 


1798. Dec. 15. A 895. Protest against division of county. Two new 
court houses will be required, which it will tax people to build, and 
new roads will be needed. James Murphy, Henry HoUoway, George 
Burks, Jr., John Bethel, James Hansbrough and 1000 others. 

^BsouGH. James, & Parmemus Briant, Tobacco Inspectors at Tye River. 

1799. Dec. 7. A 896. Increase of salary because of increase of business 
and great cost of living. Business has grown from 628 hogsheads 
inspected in 1798 to 743 hogsheads in 1799. Referred. 

IMOXD. Henley, ft Richard Au.cock, Tobacco Inspectors at Camden 

799. Dec. 10. A 897. Increase of salary. 

er. Anthony, ft David Tinsley, Tobacco Inspectors at Amherst Ware- 
799. Dec. 10. A 897. Increase of salary. Establishment of Salt Creek 
Warehouse, eight or nine miles distant from Amherst Warehouse 
and also under charge of petitioners, has increased work. 
ER, Anthony, ft George McDaniel, Tobacco Inspectors at Amherst Ware- 
.800. Dec. 1. A 898. Grant of $240.06, amount due petitioners for 
wages and expenses and which they have not been able to raise out 
of the small proceeds of InspectioD. Refected. 



1800. Dec. 15. A 899. Protest against division of Amherst Coail^ 
house is as conveniently situated as new courthouses would be 
division would make necessary new roads and new buildinfli 
Robert Wright, Jno. Montgomery, Thos. Griffin, John Fortune Wi 
Loving and 29 others. Eight duplicates containing 671 names. 

1800. Dec. 18. A 900. Erection of Bedford, Campbell and Upper Afl 
herst into a new district court, with court at Lsmchbarg. J< 
Richeson, Anthony Christian, Samuel Goodrich, Samuel McMami; 
Charles M. Burks and 150 others. 

1800. A 901. Protest against division of county. Moses Hall, Thonui 
Grimes, George Taylor and 44 others. 

1800. A 902. Protest against division of county. James Clarkson, Rie^ 
ard Allcock, George Hite and 21 others. Duplicate with 154 nameii 

1800. Dec. 20. A 903. Establishment of flour inspection at GreeniviK 
which is the nearest place on James River to receive flour made tf 
three mills in county. James Franklin, Vernon Metcalfe, Drwl 
Bell, Robert Coleman, Thos. S. Holloway, John Coleman and H 

Davies, Nicholas C, & Thomas W. Cock. 

1801. Dec. 11. A 904. Establishment of town at Beth<?l Perry on pctt* 
tioners' lands. Tobacco inspection at that place handles three lw»" 
dred hogsheads annually, and petitioners will open a road to it fro» 
Lexington. Thos. Howell, Jeremiah Taylow, James Harrison, Jam* 
Garland, Martin Bibb and 12 others. 

Hansbrouoh. James, & Pabmenius Briant, Tobacco Inspectors at Tye Rlvtf- 
1801. Dec. 18. A 905. Increase of salary. Petitioners receive only fi* 
per annum and £30 for board. 

1801. A 906. Protest against division of county. Nicholas Mori«. 
James Telford, John Masters, Francis Campbell, Greorge PhilMP* 
and 23 others. Duplicate with 78 names; duplicate 2 with 18* 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Albemarle. 

1802. Dec. A 907. Attachment of Amherst and Albemarle to StaunU* 
Chancery Court instead of to Richmond Court, because court attfltt* 
ance at Staunton is more convenient and less expensive. James G^ 
land, Garrett White, Robt. Boiling, Isaac Wood, Pleasant Langfo*' 
and 118 others. 

Lot-owners at New Glasgow. 

1802. A 908. Establishment of town at New Glasgow and exemption * 
the inhabitants thereof from working on county roads. David L. Ot^ 
land, T. Aldridge, Wm. Knight, Wm. Moss, Spotswood Garland, U^ 
son M. Garland, William Edmunds, James Hall, Wm. Hall and ^ 
derson Moss. Reported, 



803. Dec. 9. A 909. Establishment of flour inspection at Bethel; 
place is convenient to people coming down James River from moun- 
tains. Richard F. Ellis, Burnett Jenkins. John Prior, Anthony 
Christian, John Davis and 125 others. Reported. 


805. Jany. 7. A 910. Protest against division of county; it will be 
expensive to erect new buildings and make new roads. James 
Hansbrough, Zach. Nevil, Nelson Anderson, Cornelius Thomas and 103 
others. Rejected. 


805. Jany. 7. A 911. Division of county. Petitioners are obliged to 
travel forty miles over dangerous fords to reach courthouse. County 
contains 5,900 tithables and two militia regiments; the court is 
crowded with business. Petitions against division were signed by 
children and people from other counties and states. Charles Martin, 
Bennett Nalley, Samuel H. Alexander, Alexander Fitzpatrick, Wm. 
M. Calop and 48 others. 


1805. Nov. 5. A 912. Division of county. Benj. Rucker, Chas. Craw- 
ford, Vernon Metcalfe, Richard Powell, Will Woodroof and 226 


1805. Nov. 16. A 913. Division of county. It is 60 or 70 miles in 
length and contains 20,000 inhabitants, pays revenue of $6,000 annu- 
ally and its court is overrun with business. John Miles, William 
Peter, I sham Davis, Robert Tinsley, Samuel Hogg and 89 others. 


1805. Nov. 16. A 915. Division of county. William Sledd, Hugh Camp- 
bell, John Eraser, Joseph Mayo, William W. Clements and 55 others. 


1805. Nov. 16. A 916. Division of county. Isaac Tinsley, Charles 
Peter, Chas. H. Christian, Richard Garnett, John Bowles and 37 


1805. Nov. 16. A 917. Division of county. James Garland, Peyton 
Keith, John Spitfathom, Aaron Plummer, Joseph Bryant and 55 


1805. Nov. 19. A 918. Division of county. F. M. Henry, Wm. G. Pen- 
dleton, Andrew Brown, Jno. Hudson, William Teller and 34 others. 


1805. A 919. Division of county. Henry A. Christian, Drewry Hill, 
Drewry Christian, Isaac Rucker, Giles Davison and 34 others. 


805. Nov. 20. A 920. Division of county. William Jopling, Jesse 
Pryor, Robert Sebree, John Roberts, John Harding and 60 others. 


[805. Nov. 23. A 921. Division of county. Walter Christian, Jno. 
London, David Douglas, John Hugbee, John Bailey and 45 othetft. 



1805. Nov. 23. A 922. Division of county. William Mcl>aniel, Lc 
Boiling, William Burford, Wiley Campbell, Samuel Hill ani 
others. Copy of Lynchburg Gazette. 

1805. Nov. 23. A 923. Division of county. Thomas Glass, Saml. 
shaw, Nathan Harris, William Dawson, Zachariah Philipps ai 

1805. Nov. 24. A 924. Division of county. Walter Saunders. W 
Edmunds, Samuel Lay, Andrew Skinnell, J. B. Rawllngs a 

1805. Nov. 26. A 925. Division of county. Charles Taliaferro, 
P. Thornton, Garrett Lane, Robert H. Coleman, Pleasant Mooi 
100 others. 

1805. Nov. 25. A 926. Division of county. Peter Lyon, Samuel H 
Jo. Smith, Jno. Harris, Edward Harris and 15 others. 

1805. Nov. 27. A 927. Division of county. Richard Shelton, 
Babbitt, John H. Taylor, John Megan, Richard Whitehead a 

1805. Nov. A 928. Division of county. Jno. S. Dawson, Charles 
ford, John Morriss, John Bailey, John Farrar. 

1805. A 929. Division of county. James Chillum, William T 
William Hill and 6 others. 

1805. Nov. A 930. Division of county. James Franklin, George 
Thos. Crews and 21 others. 

1805. Nov. A 931. Division of county. Michael Woods, Alej 
Reid. Matthew Robertson, Frederick Pugh, John Fox and 28 < 

1805. Nov. A 932. Division of county. Fibre Martin, William 
lass, William Perry, Thomas Fitzpatrlck, George Newell t 

1805. Dec. 4. A 933. Division of county. Nathan Bamett. C 
Blain, Samuel Bailey, Thomas Pugh, Wingfleld Norvell an> 

1805. Dec. 9. A 934. Division of county. John Noel, Samuel 1 
Godfrey Toler, Micajah Goodmun, Ezekiel Hill and 14 others 



1805. Dec. 13. A 935. Division of county by parishes. Population in- 
creasing in spite of emigration to Kentucky, Cumberland and Geor- 
gia. New county to be annexed to New London District Court 
Charles Taliaferro, William Peyton, Abram Carter, Joseph Loving, 
Abraham Warwick and 63 others. Duplicate with 036 names. Re- 


1806. Nov. A 936. Division of county. Ambrose Rucker, James 
Goodwin. Samuel Burks, Boiling Mitchell, Hyrum Byas and 132 


1800. Dec. 3. A 937. Division of county. Robert Tlnsley, Thos. M, 
Pope, George Burke, Archelons Gilliam, Tolbert Noel and 68 others. 
Duplicate 1 with 145 names, 2 with 22 names, 3 with 23 names, 4 
with 52 names, 5 with 192 names, with 192 names, 7 with 226 
names, 8 with 83 names, 9 with 45 names, 10 with 728 names, 

180o. A 938. Division of county. Burwell Snead, Reuben Norvell. Val- 
entine Cox. Thomas Wilson, Joseph Kennerly and 54 others, 

1806. A 939. Division of county. Thos. N. Eubank, John E. Sanderson, 
Benjamin Taliaferro, Hiram McGinnls, Philip Warerfleld and 18 

1806. A 940. Division of county. Richard Burks, George McDaniel, 
Thos. Powell, Isaac Tlnsley, Richard Hardwick and 25 others, 

1806. A 941. Division of county. James McClure, John Fox, John Hen- 
derson, Thomas Pugh, Joseph Fitzpatrick and 190 others, 

1806. A 942. Division of county. George Burks, Martin Parks, John 
Gilliam, David Burks, James Waugh and 41 others, 

1806. A 943. Division of county. John Berry, Jacob Wood, Walker 
Saunders, Jacob P. Peirce, William Foster and 46 others. Rejected. 


1806. A 944. Division of county. William Barley, Moses Rucker, John 
Clayton. John Walters, George Norris and 74 others. 

1806. A 945. Division of county. Nelson C. Dawson, William Penn, 
Daniel Tucker, Micajah Camden, John Hill and 94 others. 

1806. A 946. Division of county. Isaac Rucker, Will Stevens, James 
Taylor, Vernon Metcalfe, Caleb Watts and 77 others. 

18(y6. A 947. Division of county. Gresham Clemens, Matthew Richet, 
Charles Clark, Daniel Cheatwood, James Ham and 15 others. 


AixcoGK, RiciiABD, & Samitkl Fkanklin, InspectOFS of Tobacco at C^^ 

Dec. 15. A 948. Increase of salary from $150 to $200. which is tl*® ^ 

at neighboring warehouses. Petitioners received 576 hogsh^^ 
tobacco in 1805 and 565 in 1806, and paid surplus duty to tr^ 
Certificate. Rejected. 
Inhabitants of Amherst & Bedford. 

1806. A 949. Ferry over Fluvanna or James River from land of J^^ 
Waugh in Amherst to that of Tamberlane Davies in Bedford. ^^ 
would be on line of best route from Charlottesville to Liberty. ^^, 
jamin Shackelford. Benj. Taliaferro, Curtis Wattes, John "^^' 
Henry Brown and 135 others. Reported. 


1807. Dec. 7. A 950. Division of county. Petitioners have import*^' 
Legislature for 20 years to divide county, but without success; "^ 
of county is Inconvenient, it is difficult to reach the courthouse, ^ 
there is more business than one court can attend to. Jos. Bu^^ 
Micajah Camden. Edmund Lanier, James Stinnett, John Hudson ^ 
220 others. Reported. 

RuoKKR. Anthony, & David Tinslky, Inspectors at Amherst Warehouse. 

1807. Dec. 11. A 951. Increase of salary, which at present is £50 ^ 
annum. Inspectors are also on duty at Madison and Bethel w^^^ 
houses, ten miles apart. Reported. 
Franklin, Samuet., & Stepiikn Walls, Inspectors at Camden Warehouse. 

1807. Dec. 11. A 952. Increase of salary. Petitioners receive salarr 
only $150 while other inspectors get $200. Camden Warehouse 
the last inspection took In 533 hogsheads of tobacco, which net"*^ 
the State $154.10. Reported. 
Howard, William. 

1807. Dec. 23. A 953. Divorce from his wife, n^e Betsy Dean, on t::- 
grounds of adultery and desertion. Certificate. Reported. 
SwANSON, David, Joseph. John & Gadbiel. 

1807. Dec. 24. A 954. Petitioners, natural sons of John Swanson, ^^ 
ceased, ask that they be vested with title to three tracts of land 
Amherst devised by John Swanson to Jane Swanson, who is a bw^ 
ject of Great Britain and consequently incapable of inheriting s^^ 
land. John Swanson always acknowledged petitioners as his so^^ 

1807. Dec. 28. A 955. Detachment of Amherst from the Richmond I^^ 
trict Court, In order to add it to the Staunton Court Staunton 
much nearer, and is cheaper and more convenient to live in tit ^ 
Richmond. Henry Brown, Nelson Crawford, John Richeson, Da»-*^ 
Jenkins, Absolom Higglnbotham and 80 others. 

1807. A 956. Division of county. Francis Page, Thomas Coppl^^' 
Thomas Day, John Hutchinson. Martin Parks and 165 others. Tl** 
teen duplicates with 989 names. Copy of Lynchburg Star of Sept- ^ 


habitants of Amherst & Nelson. 
1808. A 957. Act referring cases concerning defendants who live in 
Nelson CJounty, now pending before Amherst Court, to Nelson Court 
instead. Present condition of affairs is worse than before division 
of county; plaintiffs in Amherst Court are unable to obtain judgment 
and collect debts, while plaintiffs in Nelson Court are able to obtain 
Justice without delay. Wm. Dawson, Jesse Harris, Wm. McAlex- 
ander, Thomas Fortune, George Woody, Levy Owens, and 286 
others. Duplicate with 91 names. Three papers. 

abltants of Amherst & Nelson. 

1808. Dec. 16. A 958. Referring of cases In which defendants or ma- 
jority of defendants reside in Nelson from Amherst Court to Nelson 
Court. Act dividing Amherst directed that cases pending in Am- 
herst Court should remain in it for Judgment, but many of these 
cases concern residents of Nelson and will not come up for months. 
Leonard Henley, Richd. S. Ellis, John Ellis, Thos. N. Eubank. John 
Richeson, Tho. Lane and 12 others. 

WAVD, William. 

1809. Nov. 14. A 959. Divorce from his wife, n^e Elizabeth Dean. 
Wife is an adulteress, having intercourse with both whites and 
blacks. Petitioner and his wife have separated, and she is willing to 
be divorced. David S. Garland, James M. Brown, Dan Higgin- 
botham, Reuben Norvell, Henry Brown. Jno. Flood and 13 others. 


1809. Dec. 6. A 960. Grant of extension of time for improvements of 
lota in town of Bethel. Time allowed in act establishing town has 
nearly expired, but owing to financial conditions lot-owners have 
been unable to improve them. Thomas Moore, Jesse Anderson, Reu- 
ben Pendleton, James Pope, Gus Powell, Nelson C. Dawson and 27 
others. Reported. 


1810. Dec. 7. A 961. Authority to build bridge over James River at 
Lynchburg, which is petitioners' only market above tidewater. 
Bridge has become necessary, as late improvements made in river 
bed by James River Company have deepened the water so much 
that river can be safely forded only when water is low, and, besides, 
the road to ferry is almost impassable on account of steepness. 
There are already two bridges over Black water Creek, and near its 
Jnnction with the river and opposite center of town are a good site 
for bridge and good approach for road. Land on Lynchburg side is 
owned by Dr. George Cabell, who will give as much of it as neces- 
»ry for bridge; land on Amherst side is owned by John Lynch, 
owner of ferry, who must yield his private interest to the public 
good. Nick Hanson, Saml. Coleman, Benjamin Rucker, David Rees, 
Vm. Lee, William Turner and 166 others. Report of committee for 
selecting place for road. 

^ JrDrTH, n^e JvDmi Hill. 

18W. Dec. 12. A 962. Divorce from her husband, Alexander Lyon. 
He spent estate left petitioner by her father, William Hill, went to 


North Carolina in 1795. married one Polly Smith, lived witli ^ 
five or six years, had three children by her, and having expet^^ 
her estate, abandoned her. Petitioner has since heard of him l^ 
rious parts of the United States and understands that he has ° 
several times married. Petitioner has lately inherited an ^ 
from her mother, which estate is forfeitable if she lives w^^^ 
husband again. She understands that he will attempt to sei^^ 
negroes if possible. Affidavit of Polly Smith accompanying- 

Kknnerly, Joseph. 

1809. Dec. 20. A 963. Permission to bring a negro boy, George. ^ 
by one William Hansard, of Tennessee, Into the State. Ha 
and the petitioner own negroes related to each other, and ha' 
ranged an exchange which will bring the families together. K' 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Nelson. 

1811. Nov. 24. A 904. Authority to raise money by subscriptio 
opening and keeping open navigation of Tye River from its 
tion with the James to Mill Grove in Nelson. Richmond is tli 
ural market of this country, but Tye River not being navigabl 
tioners must send produce to some place on James River for 
ment to Richmond. Petitioners have no hope that James 
Company will open Tye River, because of the advantage of the 
on the James. John N. Ross, James Gregory, Nathl. Offutt 
Franklin. John Ball, Robert Mays and 178 others. Bill drawn. 

Inhabitants of Amherst. 

1811. Dec. 3. A 9G5. Incorporation of trustees, with power to 
money by subscription, for opening navigation of Buffalo 
from Garland's Mill to Tye River, and of Tye River thence t 
James. Buffalo River could be opened at small expense for 
of the year. Petitioners are now forced to haul produce t 
James for shipment to Richmond, a distance of many miles. 
S. Garland, Jno. Dillard, Jno. Henderson, William S. Crai 
Peachey Franklin, John Myers and 31 others. Bill drawn. 

Dean, Betty, Frank y, Billy. Joiix. Henry. Dapiiney & Samuel Fra 
Frank & Mitchell Floyd. Free Negroes. 
1811. Dec. 4. A 96G. Permission to remain in State. They have 
recently emancipated by Capt. Jno. N. Rose and Miss Mai 
Rose. Petitioners were born in Amherst and are peaceable ai 
dustrious in habits. David S. Garland, James Montgomery, 
Varnum, Ro. Garland, Patrick Rose, Thomas Massie and 8 o 

Spencer, Thomas & James, of North Carolina, Heirs of William Spence 
1811. Dec. 9. A 967. Permission to bring into Virginia and sett 
their property in Amherst and Nelson certain slaves living in 1 
Carolina, left them by their father. They wish to return to 
native State and they can never procure other slaves as efficien 
faithful. Rejected. 



812. Dec. 18. A 968. Divorce from his wife, n^e Betsey Noel. She 
eloped with one Bartlet Childress and has had a child by him. Peti- 
tioner for the sake of his eight children offered to take her back, but 
she refused. Three certificates accompanying. Rejected. 

, Philip. 

13. Dec. 10. A 969. Permission to keep In State a slave, "Squire," 
who was taken to Kentucky In 1809. Slave was conveyed In trust 
to petitioner by David and James Garland for the support of infant 
children of Wlatt Smith. Slave returned to State In 1812, but peti- 
tioner failed to register him according, to law, which will prevent 
his being kept in State. Copy of bill of sale accompanying. Bill 

)FBsox, William. 

1814. Jany. 26. A 970. Payment of expenses of an illness contracted 
while on militia duty in 1813. Petitioner served in 90th Regiment, 
commanded by Col. William Daniel of Cumberland, and fell ill with 
bilious fever. He is unable to pay doctor's and nurse's bills, board 
and other expenses. Another petition to the same effect, doctor's 
account and two certificates. Reported. 

BLSTox. John, Free Negro. 

1814. Oct. 13. A 971. Permission for petitioner's wife and two chil- 
dren to remain in the State. He purchased his own freedom for 
£110 and that of his family for £90. Benjamin Brown, Spotswood 
Garland, Ira Garrett, John Hickok, Clayton C. Harry and 43 others. 

vKLix. Willis, & Henry, Charix)tte & John Moss. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 972. Authority to sell two houses and lots in New 
Glasgow, part of the Intestate estate of William Moss. Sale would 
be beneficial to heirs, as houses are In bad repair and bring little 
rent. Referred. 

I'Hx, Benjamin. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 973. Payment for horse lost while petitioner was In 
State's service In 1813. Certificate. Reported. 

BMoxD, Philip. 

1815. Dec. 6. A 974. Refunding of fine of $80 levied against petitioner 
for falling to take part in a militia tour of duty. He was ill at 
time with bilious colic and court martial fined him without making 
known to him the cause. Six certificates. Reported. 

IISTIAX, Elisha. 

1815. Dec. 18. A 975. Refunding of fine of $25 levied against peti- 
tioner for loss of cavalry arms belonging to State. He and his 
brother Daniel were taken ill with fever at Norfolk in 1814 while 
In service and the arms were carried away in a vessel. Affidavit. 
Bill drawn. 

»!nuLD, Samuei., & his wife, nee Mary Harper. 

1817. Dec. 3. A 976. Permission to keep in State two slaves, left to 
Mary Fitzgerald by her brother, and brought Into State when chll- 


dren through ignorance of the law forbidding importation of slayeB. 
Bill drawn, • 

KoBVELL, Benjamin. 

1817. Dec. 4. A 977. Return of fine of $22, paid by petitioner for loss o1 
cavalry arms belonging to State. He was called out In 1814 an( 
served at Norfolk, where he became 111; he stayed at Inn at Ricl 
mond kept by one Flournoy, and when well enough to travel wen 
home, leaving arms behind. He was compelled to pay for them bu 
they were afterwards taken from Flournoy by State officials and th 
adjutant-general remembers the incident. Bill drawn. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Lynchburg. 

1817. Dec. 8. A 978. Permission to build bridge over James Rive 
from Benjamin Schoolfleld's land in Amherst to Greorge Cabell's nea 
Lynchburg. Bridge will facilitate trade, especially the growln 
trade with the West. Benjn. Perkins, John Nuller, Fielding L. Wi 
Hams, Thomas Moore, Wm. B. Whitten and 158 others. 

Chbistian, Elisha L. 

1818. Jany. 2. A 989. Return of fine of $22 levied against petition 
by a court of inquiry of 90th Regiment for loss of cavalry arms ^ 
longing to State. He was taken ill at Norfolk In 1814 while 
service and arms were carried off. Two certificates. Bill drawn 

Franklin, Jere. 

1818. Dec. 9. A 990. Permission to keep in State slave boy given p' 
tioner by his father, Bernard Franklin, of Surry County, North Ce 
lina. Bill draivn. 

Rose, John M., Roderick Taliaferro, John M. Otey & William Mitchell. 

1819. Dec. 16. A 991. Payment of expenses incurred by petitioners 
going to Richmond as witnesses in investigation of charges agai 
Farmers' Bank of Lynchburg. Certificate. Bill drawn. 

Ryan, John. 

1821. Dec. 7. A 992. Pension for service in Col. George Baylor's D 
goon Regiment in Revolutionary War. Petitioner lost his dischar 
Affidavit and certificate. Bill drawn. 


1822. A 993. Removal of capital from Richmond to a more central a 
secure situation.^* Richmond is easily accessible to foreign end 
by way of James River; it is not easy of access from many parts 
State; it Is a large and luxurious town, one In which the main 
nance of government is expensive. Guard for public building coi 
$15,000 a year and Legislature has increased Its expenditu 
$25,000 a year; in an upland county Legislature might meet in sn 
mer, add two hours a day to its sessions and thus make time 
attendance shorter and governmental expenses lighter. Print- 
Benj. Brown, Wiley Campbell, Drury Bell and 55 others. 

Members of Bar & others. 

1823. Dec. 5. A 994. Change of quarterly term of Amherst Court fr- 
third Monday in May to third Monday in June. Tho. S. Hollow 
S. Garland, Thomas Coleman, W. Hannah, Wiatt London, Nicho 
Davies and 95 others. Bill reported. 

^•Thtre was a strong demand made by the weKtern counties for the removal of the ctpit*!* 


ELL, Spencer. 

1823. Dec. 5. A 995. Compensation for horse lost In public service. 
Petitioner loaned horse with $130 to his son. Benjamin Norvell, who 
was called out In the cavalry In 1814, and the horse died. Three 
certificates. Reported. 

bitants of Amherst, Nelson & Albemarle. 

IS27. Dec. 8. A 996. Authorization of the courts of Amherst, Nelson 
and Albemarle to appoint commissioners to re>adjust Lynchburg 
and Charlottesville road, which at present passes over rough ground 
and Is In very bad condition. John P. Cobbs, John S. Harris, T. H. 
B. Scott, Henry T. Harris, Zacharlah Nevll, John B. Spiece and 40 
others. Bill drawn, 

tees of New Glasgow Academy. 

1826. Dec. 12. A 997. Permission to hold lottery to raise $10,000 or 
120,000 for benefit of academy. School has been running for 20 or 
30 years and trustees have kept up building and paid for teachers 
themselves; it must soon close without aid. Daniel S. Garland, 
Hill Carter, Edward A. Cabell, Hudson M. Garland, James S. Pen- 
dleton, Lucas P. Thompson, William M. Waller, John Coleman, John 
Dillard, Charles L. Barret, Edmund Penn, Paul C. Cabell, John 

bitants of Amherst, Campbell, Bedford & Lynchburg. 

1826. Dec. 21. A 998. Appropriation for building road from Lynch- 
burg to Lexington, as both the present roads are impassable; road 
could be built from mouth of Guyandotte River to Richmond for 
$100,000. Internal improvement policy of State has not benefited 
petitioners and James River canal has actually injured them, as 
tolls on river have been raised without Improvement in navigation; 
petitioners consequently ask that they may be aided in road build- 
ing. Abram R. North, Rob Morriss, Joseph W. Scott, Geo. Robert- 
son, Jno. Walker, B. W. Hewson and 350 others. Reported, 


1827. Dec. 18. A 999. Authority for courts of Albemarle, Nelson and 
Amherst to appoint commissioners to Improve road between Lynch- 
burg and Charlottesville, which is now very bad. Edmd. Penn, John 
Dillard, Hezeklah Fulcher. James Rose, Robert Higglnbotham, John 
D. Ware and 6 others. Referred, 

^AH, William. 

1827. Dec. 18. A 1000. Permission to use water from James River 
canal just above Balcony Falls to run a grist and saw mill. Peti- 
tioner owned a fine mill site at this place, which was destroyed in 
making the canal, and no estimate of damages was made by jury 
assigned to consider case, but he has heard that owners of mill sites 
were entitled to water to run their mills. Rejected. 


1829. Dec. 28. A 1001. Establishment of new election precinct at Ped- 
lar Mills. People west of Tobaccorow Mountains have difficulty In 
attending elections. Richard S. Ellis, John E. Taliaferro, N. C. Daw- 
Bon, Jr., William Crawford, Jno. Dudley Davis, Peter Floods and 64 



1830. Dec. 15. A 1002. Authority to build toll bridge across Ja: 
River from petitioner's land In Amherst to that of Judge Will 
Daniel in Campbell on same term granted John Lynch. Ferr] 
this place is interrupted by ice, high water and wind. Second i 
tion signed by Lyne S. Taliaferro, Jas. D. Ware, Moose F. Cai 
Lindsey Sandidge, John Brown, Jo W. Carver and 84 others. 

Taliafkrbo. Jamks F., Deputy Sheriff. 

1830. Dec. 10. A 1003. Reimbursement of expense of conveying a 1 
tic to Staunton hospital and back again ; two guards were emplc 
besides petitioner. Seven certificates. Bill dratcn. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Nelson. 

1830. Dec. 31. A 1004. Act prohibiting wanton poisoning of round 
in rivers by means of what are called fish berries; quantity of fish 
been greatly lessened by this practice. Geo. G. Wright, Hez. Jc 
Wlatt Campbell, John Dodd, Winston Lockard, Edmund Massie 
78 others. Bill reported. 


1830. Dec. A 1005. Authority for Benjamin Schoolfleld to build 
bridge over James River from his land in Amherst near Lynchl 
Jno. Boyd, N. P. Thurman, Chs. Callaway, John Thurman, F. Slis 
Richard W. Hix and 175 others. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Campbell. 

1831. March 5. A 1006. Permission to build toll bridge across J 
River from land of Judge William Daniel to that of BenJ 
Schoolfleld. William White, Timothy Fletcher. J. R. Holmei 
Hatcher, Ro. H. Gray and 225 others. Letters of consent from D 
and Schoolfleld. Counter-petition of directors of Lynchburg 
Bridge Company opposing building of new bridge. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Nelson. 

1831. Dec. 31. A 1007. Act prohibiting poisoning of round flsl 
means of fish berries. Tho. N. Eubank, J. D. Davis, Cornelius 
William Bourne, Charles H. Christian and 87 others. Bill drat 

Garij^nd, David S. 

1832. Dec. 10. A 1008. Removal of Robert Camm from House of 
gates and seating of petitioner In his place. Petitioner recelvec 
votes as against 256 for Robert Camm, according to return mad 
Board of Scrutiny; sheriff granted him certificate of election au 
took his seat in House, but was surprised to find Camm also si 
in House. Committee of Privileges and Elections had granted 
to Camm because he produced certificates of election from d€ 
sheriff of Amherst. Referred. 


1833. Feb. 19. A 1009. Establishment of new election precinct at 
ler's Mill. Petitioners live at distance from courthouse and ha^ 
cross Buffalo River to get there. Will M. Waller, J. P. O 
George W. Tribble, V. McGinnls, Gus Ware, William B. Gowlng 
7 others. Bill reported. 

1833. March 11. A 1010. Receipt for petition of Samuel Rose Irvii 


. Edmund. 

833. Dec. 12. A 1011. Grant of 200 acres of land in recompense of 

service of petitioner's father, Gabriel Penn, who was in Col. William 

Byrd's regiment in French and Indian War. Two certificates and 

copy of Gabriel Penn's will. Bill drawn. 
ipsox, John, Jb. 
833. Dec. 12. A 1012. Confirmation of sale of old clerk's office made 

petitioner by Amherst Court. Copy of court record. Bill drawn. 

833. Dec. 27. A 1013. Permission for Archie HIgginbotham, free 
negro, to remain permanently in State, or in Amherst County, or 
to stay for period of five years. He is a deserving negro and has 
acquired a considerable estate, which cannot be disposed of without 
time. Sterling Claiborne, Rich. Harrison, W. S. Crawford, James A. 
Rose, J. Yager, La. Drummond and 134 others. Eight certificates. 

'8, LrcY. 

834. Dec. 8. A 1014. Divorce from her husband, James L. Watts, on 
grounds of desertion and adultery. Watts left his wife, formed a 
connection with a free negress, entered the United States army and 
deserted, and is said to have served a term in prison for horse- 
stealing. Reported. 

fA.N, Lindsay. 

834. Dec. 8. A 1015. Payment of claim of $40.87 K* due Robert Landon 
Coleman, former jailor of Amherst, for expense of confining runa- 
way slave, who broke jail and escaped. Petitioner acquired claim 
from owner. Certificate of court. Bill drawn. 

of John Robinson. 

S34. Dec. 18. A 1016. Grant to petitioners of four acres of land in 
Amherst belonging to late John Robinson, which they are unable to 
inherit as being aliens, residents of Ireland. Robinson left them his 
whole estate. Copy of will. Rejected. 

»itants of Amherst living on Pedlar & BufTalo Rivers. 

835. Jany. 17. A 1017. Establishment of election precinct at Buflfalo 
Springs. Petitioners live 23 to 26 miles from courthouse and Ped- 
lar's Mills precincts. W. L. Saunders, La. Drummond, Willis White, 
John Richeson, James Richie, Robert Hamilton and 43 others. Laid 
an table. 

EB, Stephen. 

836. Feb. 15. A 1018. Appointment of William V. Loving of Bowling 
Green. Ky., as petitioner's trustee for property left him by his 
father, Samuel Turner of Amherst. He was left one-seventh of the 
estate, with Edward and Paul Cabell named as trustees, but distance 
of petitioner from trustees makes property of little value to him; 
he wishes his share of estate sold and proceeds invested in lands in 
Warren County under charge of Loving. Referred. 

holders on James River. 

»36. Feb. 19. A 1019. Protest against proposed change in James 
River and Kanawha Canal Company's charter granting company 
right to condemn 50 feet more land along line of canal. Company is 
a selfish monopoly, supported by the State, Richmond and liYTicYi- 


burg, Bank of Virginia and other corporations. LandholdeiB 
canal have no voice in electing commissioners to assess value 
land taken for canal, as one set of commissioners condemns li 
along whole line and company dictates the value fixed, leaving 
holders no redress. 

Washington, Free Negro. 

1836. Dec. 8. A 1019a. Permiesion to remain in State. Petitioner 
at first slave of Dr. James Powell, who sold him to Thomas HiggI 
botham, by whom he was freed among other slaves at his 
Conditions of Higginbotham's will left slaves right to decide whetiM 
they would take their freedom or choose master from testator's rdi 
tives. No fund was given negroes by court to aid them in leavtil 
State; laws of most free states require security for negroes' 
behaviour before they are admitted ; petitioner has no money to pif 
security and he does not want to go to Liberia because of his yeui 
and of his family living in Virginia. B. Browning, Caroline 1 
Thompson, John S. Kyle, John J. London, Wm. D. Miles, Jobi 
Thompson, Jr. 

Inhabitants of Amherst & Lynchburg. 

1836. Dec. 20. A 1020. Incorporation of company to construct tn* 
pike from Lynchburg by way of Pedlar's Mills to Buffalo Springs !i 
Amherst and to intersect road from Lexington to New Market It H 
necessary to have better communication between these places. & 
Heldher, M. W. Davenport, James C. Hunt, Wm. S. Lambeth, P. 
Stockton, John D. Hunt and 267 others. Duplicate with 44 nameii 
Duplicate 2 with 53 names. Referred. 

Trustees of New Glasgow Academy. 

1837. Jany. 14. A 1021. Authority to sell part of academy lot not ei- 
ceeding three acres. Buildings are dilapidated and trustees have no 
money for repairs. David S. Garland, Lewis S. Emett, Ed. A. Cabell, 
Geo. Calloway, Warner Jones, Lucas P. Thompson, Joseph K. IrvinKr 
Wm. S. Crawford. 

Long, Betsy, Free Negro. 

1837. Jany. 25. A 1022. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner w»« 
formerly slave of Mrs. Long, but her husband, James Dillard, elft^ 
of Joseph Penn, bought her freedom for $600, while he continues t* 
be a slave himself. She has been married twenty years, !>** 
only one child and it is Improbable that she will have another; * 
account of her sterility it will be less against State's policy for ^ 
to remain. Wm. H. Knight, Paul C. Bowles, Geo. Calloway, Da^ 
S. Garland, John H. Pamplin, John A. Hlgginbotham and 117 othe^ 

Leanty, Her Daughter Mary & Son Henby, Free Negroes. 

1837. Jany. 25. A 1023. Permission to remain in State. They w^ 
freed by Richard Smith, whose will as quoted grants them proce^ 
of master's perishable estate and $200 besides, and the right 
choose whether they shall remain in State and take new masters 
leave it. Leanty is 45 years of age and unlikely to bear again, 9l^ 
Mary and Henry will remain in State as slaves, in case Legislati^ 
will not allow all to stay therein as free negroes but will grant th^ 
mother this privilege. Executor of will joins in petition. Referr^ 


1837. March 16. A 1024. Establishment of election precinct at Am- 
brose and William A. Plunkett's store on James River. Neighborhood 
is populous and remote from courthouse, and many voters therefore 
are unable to vote in bad weather. Joseph Kyle, Catlett Campbell, 
A. Plunkett, A. B. Davles, Nathan Glen, Winston Woodroof and 131 
others.^ Reported. 


1839. Feb. 4. A 1025. Incorporation of New Glasgow Savings Insti- 
tution. John Whitehead, Henry I. Rose, Thomas Taylor, Thomas B. 
Royall, Robert L. Coleman, Edmund C. Moore and 12 others. Bill 


839. March 19. A 1026. Establishment of election precinct at Buffalo 
Springs. Petitioners live from 15 to 18 miles from courthouse and 
from 10 to 15 miles from Pedlar's Mills, the two nearest polls. W. L. 
Saunders, W. A. Richeson, Willis White, Willis Gillaspie, Jno. Tom- 
llnson, Aaron Higginbotham and 42 others. Reported. 


1839. Dec. 7. A 1027. Change of term of Amherst Chancery Court from 
March 25 and August 25 to April 2 and September 2, in order to 
avoid conflict with Rockingham Chancery Court. Tho. N. Eubank, 
John H. Garland, C. L. Mosby, C. Dabney, Wm. H. Knight, Edw. C. 
Moore and 26 others. Bill drawn. 

WKK. He?? BY D. 

1839. Dec. 16. A 1028. Divorce from his wife, nt^e Ann Eliza Ross. 
He married her in 1838 and just five months and twelve days later 
she gave birth to a child, of which she confessed her brother is 
father. Afl^davits of Dr. Robert S. Payne and Dr. Wm. I. Holcombe 
accompanying. Rejected. 

1840. Feby. 12. A 1029. Receipt for a petition for establishment of a 
new election precinct. 

rai^ James. 

1841. Feb. 24. A 1030. Revision of acts concerning sheriffs so that 
their duties and liabilities may be clearly defined, as well as the 
grounds for forfeiture of otfice of justice of peace. Petitioner was 
commissioned justice of peace in 1814 and has acted as such until 
present time. At time of his qualification Nelson Crawford was not 
a justice. Latter was commissioned in 1793 and acted until 1810 
and was sheriff between 1810 and 1812; he failed to resume duties 
as justice until 1815 and then acted until 1819 or 1820, when he 
retired. His name however was given in in 1830 as a justice. In 
1839 Amherst Court refused to nominate Crawford for sheriff but 
named Edmund Penn, the petitioner, and David S. Garland in order. 
In 1840 petitioner's name was given in first, but governor refused 
to appoint him because Crawford had not been nominated. Court 
named petitioner second time and governor the second time refused 
to appoint him ; Crawford was nominated the third time. Petitioner 


wishes to know what constitutes vacation of office of Justice, u 
Crawford failed to act as Justice for many years but Is still codA^ 
ered to be one and is nominated for sheriff, which office is the only 
reward for service of justice. Referred. 
Crawford, Nelson. 

1842. Jany. 31. A 1031. Permission to take oath as sheriff of AmheiH 
before justice of peace, as petitioner is too infirm to attend court fi 
March and take oath there. 


1843. Feb. 23. A 1032. Grant of charter to George W. Pettyjohn ti 
make turnpike from toll bridge at Lynchburg along James River U 
Intersect Lynchburg and Buffalo Springs Turnpike near Mn 
Camm's. Joseph Kyle, R. Powell, Jos. Coleman. N. Staton, Chas. P 
Lee, Zach. D. Tinsley and 27 others. 

Members of Bar. 

1843. Dec. 18. A 1033. Change of term of Amherst Chancery Coarl 
from March 25 and August 25 to Wednesday after third Monday ii 
March and August. T. Claiborne, C. L. Mosby, R. E. Mauson, Rft 
M. Brown, C. Dabney, John Thompson, Jr.. Saml. Branch. Wm 
Daniel, Jr., Henry W. Quarles, I. Garland, Robt J. Davis. Jna X. 
Speed, J. Garland, H. T. Harris, Chami>e Carter, J. Wills. RejectH 

Directors of Lynchburg & Buffalo Springs Turnpike Company. 

1845. Jany. 6. A 1034. Grant of authority to directors to buy stock €i 
company. They have bought 35 shares, which were in danger o 
going begging; it is necessary for company to have power to keftj 
up value of stock by buying it in. Hazard Williams, Pres.; Zadia 
riah Drummond and Joseph R. Carter, State Directors; John Prya 
and Edward L. Shelton, Directors, and John Pryor, Secretary. 

Drummond. La. 

1846. Jany. 17. A 1035. Crediting of petitioner with $25.30, which Ik 
as treasurer of Amherst school fund, paid out over and above func 
in his hands. Rejected. 


1847. Jany. 26. A 1036. Incorporation of Ivanhoe Milling Compi* 
with capital of $10,000, to build flour mill on Pedlar River. Peop 

of Amherst are now dependent upon Lynchburg and western countl 
for flour. Referred. 


1847. Dec. 29. A 1037. Permission for Emory and Henry College 
pay interest on loan made it from Literary Fund by educating 
number of youths gratuitously. Assembly loaned college $1S/ 
in 1842 and interest was paid until 1846, when college became ^ 
able to pay longer. D. Appling, R. W. Watts, Jas. D. Watts- 
Turner, James W. Keith, James Tulks. and 36 others. Reported 


1848. March 4. A 1038. Permission to make Harris's Creek a la^ 
fence from its confluence with James River flve or six miles up str^? 
to William Tucker's line. Difllcult to keep up fences on creek bec^^' 


of freshets, and banks are steep enough to serve as fence. Wiley 
aarke, Annistead Long. Jno. M. Willis, Wlatt Pettyjohn, K. B. 
Townley, George W. Old, Geo. W. Pettyjohn. Letter. Referred. 

William F. 

^48. Dec. 18. A 1039. Divorce from his wife, n^e Cordelia Thurman, 
who deserted petitioner three years ago. He fears she Is living a 
dissolute life. Four affidavits. Referred. 

r, Samuel. 

849. Feb. 15. A 1040. Change in law regulating flour inspection so 
that flour may be exported from Virginia without inspection. Pres- 
ent high standard of inspection in Virginia operates ruinously 
against rural millers, who are compelled to compete in Northern 
markets with flour inspected by a much lower standard, grade for 
grade. Richmond inspectors take superior grade of flour manufac- 
tured for South American trade as standard, but Richmond millers 
sell their flour at $1 to |2 per barrel more than rural millers. 
Printed. Referred. 


849. March 5. A 1041. Repeal of charter of Lynchburg and Buffalo 
Springs Turnpike Company, thereby making turnpike a public road. 
Tolls were collected from time of building road to November, 1848, 
when road was declared out of repair and collection of tolls sus- 
pended. No efforts have yet been made to repair road. Wilson M. 
Demsey, stockholder; A. Burford, Joel Bamby, Nicholas Waugh, 
stockholder and Joshua Bibb. 

•tPsoN, John, Jr., & Samuel M. Gabland. 

1849. Dec. 10. A 1042. Petitioners, executors of will of Jesse A. Hig- 
ginbotham, request incorporation of Higginbotham Academy, to be 
located at or near courthouse, with power for petitioners to apply 
funds to building same. Testator willed $2,000 for erecting the 
building, to be used as academy and also as hall for Clinton Lodge of 
Masons. Copy of Higginbotham's will. Reported. 


1854. Jany. 17. A 1043. Prohibition of sale of liquor in Virginia, "ex- 
cept for sacramental, medicinal and mechanical uses." James M. 
Allen, Jessie Goldman, John R. Cunningham, James Grant, Willis 
Rucker, Charles C. Davies and 21 others. 


854. A 1044. Same as A 1043. Hiram C. Kyle, Henry E. Watts, Joseph 
T. Weekly, Samuel L Turner, John Ligon, Robert C. Martin and 12 

ins of Amherst. Nelson, Campbell & Lynchburg. 

856. Jany. 30. A 1045. Authority for company to build bridge over 
James River not nearer than a half mile above present toll bridge; 
company is to be called Lynchburg & Wardlaw Free Bridge Com- 
pany. Jno. J. Watson, Danl. S. Jasper, Henry J. Brown, Ths. A. 
Edwards, E. I. Burton, Thomas Whitehead and 196 others. 

Mtants of Amherst ft Nelson. 

— A 1046. Means to compel James River Company to open 
Tye River for navigation according to its charter, or incorporation 


of company with capital of $7,500 to open Tye River from Mill 
r ' Grove in Nelson to James River and collect toll In recompense. 

I* ' Amherst Is rough, uneven county and cost of carrying products by 

■^ road to market averages from 17 to 25 cents per bushel for wheat, 

and other produce in proportion. Sterling Claiborne, Tho. Aldridge, 
John Thompson. James Hix, Alexander Sale, Patrick Rose and 62 

A 1047. Better regulations of tolls for grinding grain It is 

difficult for farmers to have wheat ground to suit them; they 
must wait long time In case they pay toll, and millers prefer to buy 
grain. Toll charged is one-eighth and grain is tested by an arbi- 
trary rule — 60 pounds is demanded for a bushel, and wheat weighing 
less than 58 pounds to the bushel Is rated as unmerchantable and is 
scaled as follows: for 57 pounds to the measure 63 pounds by weight 
Is required, for 56 pounds to the measure 65 pounds by weight, for 
55 pounds to the measure 67 pounds by weight There is need for 
a legal standard for charging tolls. 

A 1048. Establishment of town at courthouse. All property at 
courthouse now belongs to one man, which prevents competition <n 
accommodating visitors; consequently It Is asked that 20 acres of 
land belonging to Samuel I. Cabell be laid oft as town. Samuel I 
Cabell, James Stevens, Jno. Thompson, William Nlmmo. Thomas 
Bibb, Robert Rives, James Dlllard, Jno. Dillard, Chs. Watts. 
j : Citizens of Amherst & Campbell. 

] A 1049. Prohibition of fish traps, dams, hedges, weirs and other flsh* 

^ • . ' taking devices In navigable waters of James River. Number of 

fish in river has been greatly reduced by traps extending from Rich- 
mond to Westham and people are forced to buy fish at exorbitant 
prices. Reuben Norvell. Chas. Mills, Jr.. Wm. Brown, Sam Spott 
Daniel Couch, Thos. Cottrell and 73 others. 

Appomattox . 

' 1846. Jany. 20. A 1050. Reduction of election precincts in connty 

; ' from three to one. Since county of Appomattox was formed there 

Is no need for three voting places, as few people live more than fon^ 
. . teen miles from courthouse, and It Is desirable for voters to be 

brought together. J. N. Dearmon. James Hill, Sam Branch. Thoa- 
Moseley, R. B. Moseby. Hz. D. Flood, and 64 others. Reported. 
' Wbight. Barbara. 

1847. Jany. 19. A 1051. Payment of $65.36, amount due petitioner fo' 
teaching poor children at rate of four cents a day per scholar through 
winter of 1844-5. She had verbal agreements with school coBunl* 
sloners of Prince Edward to teach school In that part of connty 
which Is now Appomattox ; when latter county was formed in l^^"* 
it had no school fund and Prince Edward commissioners refmwd to 
pay anything. Petitioner Is deformed and unable to make a ^^^ 


by manual labor but wishes to support herself. H. Bocock, Willis 
Inge. John Pelham, Daniel B. Wooldridge. A. I. St. Clair, Robert B. 
Wright and 48 others. Itemized account. Reported. 

Heirs of Robeibt Rives. 

848. Jany. 3. A 1052. Permission to sell land and flour mill in Appo- 
mattox, one-twelfth of Robert Rives' estate, which he bequeathed 
petitioners. Property cannot be advantageously divided without 
sale. Lucy E. Pollard, Richard Pollard, Edward A. Pollard, Henry 
R. Pollard, by their father, Richd. Pollard, and Margaret C. Hender- 
son, Virginia Pollard, Wm. C. Hunter, Rosalie Hunter. James R. 
Pollard. Referred. 

neys & others. 

1849. Feb. 16. A 1053. Change in term of Appomattox Court, as 
business in circuit is sufficient to keep judge employed continually. 
Appomattox Court should be changed to April 16 and September 16, 
which would necessitate a change in Charlotte Court to April 10 and 
September 10 and in Halifax Court to March 27 and August 27. 
Chas. R. Slaughter, L. D. McDearmon, J. Royall Halcombe, Geo. H. 
Lemmon, J. Garland, J. Dabney and 36 others. Referred. 


850. Jany. 2. A 1054. Perpetual exemption for William Browning 
from paying license to peddle. He was granted two years' exemption 
by Assembly and started peddling, but was incapacitated by disease 
of eyes; he is crippled, having lost a leg, has a large family to sup- 
port and is unable to pay license of $60; Appomattox has exempted 
him from county and parish levies. H. F. Bocock, A. W. Carter, A. 
B. Miller, B. A. Plunkett, W. J. Hutchins, I. Raine and 318 others. 

B, Archibald. 

850. Jany. 2. A 1055. Permission to pay monthly license to peddle 
for as many months as petitioner works, instead of yearly license. 
He was Injured while working on James River Canal by being hit 
by a rock in blasting and is now unable to do anything but peddle 
and that at certain seasons of the year only. J. W. Flood. Saml. J. 
Walker, Lewis Isbell, Ths. H. Flood, David C. Jones, Geo. S. Fuqua 
and 5 others. Rejected. 


850. Feb. 20. A 1056. Readjustment of terms of county courts in 
Judge Wilson's circuit, which now conflict. Appomattox Court 
should be changed to April 18 and September 18, and this would 
necessitate change In Judge Leigh's circuit to April 10 and Septem- 
ber 10 for Charlotte, and to March 27 and August 27 for Halifax. 
Garland ft Slaughter, F. W. Page, W. D. Branch, Horace Bull, C. 
Dabney, C. L. Mosby and 59 others. 

fif, William A. 

852. Jany. 30! A 1057. Payment of $17.36 due petitioner for school 
teaching. He taught school in Prince Edward and James McDear- 
mon of Appomattox entered five children with agreement that tui- 
tion should be paid by Appomattox school commissioners at rate of 


four cents a day per child. Petitioner was sick at time of anii' 
meeting of Appomattox school commissioners and was unable 
send in his account; he has no redress unless Assembly grants 


1852. Feb. 18. A 1058. Selection of Lynchburg as place for holdfj 
court of second district. It Is accessible from eleven out of tweli 
counties of district by means of James River, James River Cans 
numerous turnpikes and projected Virginia and Tennessee an 
Southside Railways ; it is a town of 8,000 or 9,000, has a large ba 
and a public law library is proposed. Charles W. Dawson, Robei 
W. Moore, Robert I. Bowz, Wm. Shearer, William H Woodson, Va 
tine Martin and 137 others. 


1852. March 17. A 1059. Establishment of election precinct at WesU 
Chapel Meetinghouse. There is no precinct in southern part • 
county. Nathan H. Hancock, Bezer Snell, Samuel Cawthom, Wi 
Ferguson, Milton S. Fox. Henry W. Leigh and 66 others. Referre 


1852. May 10. A 1060. Resolutions passed at meeting of people 
courthouse agreeing to submit to taxation of 20 cents on $100 
raise an appropriation of $3,500,000 for internal improvements. 

Legrand, Etiielbuht. 

1852. Nov. 24. A 1061. Reassessment of petitioner's land. He owns 
490 acre place known as Stonewall Furnace, which is assessed 
high rate of $23 per acre; in 1850, when assessment was made, 
Iron furnace was in operation on place, but it has since been d 
continued. Bill reported. 

Wyllie, Allen. 

1852. Dec. 2. A 1062. Compensation for making list of taxable pr 
erty in that part of Appomattox formerly included in Campbell. - 
tioner was commissioner of revenue of Campbell in 1845 when -• 
pomattox was created out of parts of several counties, includ: 
Campbell, and he had taken list of property in all of Campbell ^ 
has received no recompense for Appomattox part. Bill reported 

Adams. Isaac, County Commissioner of Revenue. 

1852. Dec. 2. A 1063. Increase of pay; pay under present assessna 
law Is very Inadequate. J. McDearmon, H. F. Bocock, I. H. Da," 
son, James C. Walton, Spencer Gilliam, Harvey Paulett, and 
others. Referred. 

Inhabitants of Appomattox, Nelson ft Amherst. 

1854. Jany. 10. A 1064. Making of toll bridge over James River 
Bent Creek free. Bridge was built to furnish farmers of Souths 
with access to James River Canal; it does not furnish sufflci< 
revenue to pay toll collector, but petitioners on north side of rf^ 
are annoyed by having to pay toll In going for two physicians ^ 
live near southern end of bridge. Andrew White. Richardson Coop< 
John F. White, Paul I. M. Horsley, Jesse Thornhill, Joslah Legrai 
and 83 others. Referred. 


1854. A 1065. ProhibiUon of sale of liquor in Virginia. Printed. John 
Johns. J. W. West, Alex. B. West, E. B. Land, J. McDearmon, A. A. 
Legrand and 21 others. Duplicate with 13 names. 

A MS, IsA, County Commissioner of Revenue. 
1856. Jany. 1. A 1066. Compensation for recording births and deaths 
and enrolling militia for 1854-5. Referred. 

wsoN, John. 

1859. Dec. 14. A 1067. Return of fine of $30 paid by petitioner for tak- 
ing "ambrotype likenesses" without license. He wrote to county 
commissioner of revenue for license assessment but received no 
reply: he applied to sheriff but latter did not know amount of 
license. He then went ahead, taking pictures as he had advertised 
and expecting to pay license when he could find commissioner, but 
he was brought to court and fined for illegal practice of his pro- 
fession. Account of fine and commissioner of revenue's statement 

•curities of William Parls. Sheriff. 

1860. Jany. 6. A 1068. Refunding of cost and damages paid by peti- 
tioners on account of Insolvent proceedings In case of William Paris. 
When they learned Paris was Insolvent, they applied to auditor for 
account of their liabilities, but on several occasions he was too busy 
to render it; later sheriff of Richmond served executions for costs 
and damages, as well as principal, the extra sum amounting to more 
than $1,000. Nathan H. Hancock, John Cawthorn, N. Pamplln, 
Thomas R. Peers, D. O. Cass, E. Legrand, A. Thornhill, Wm. A. 
Thornhill, S. J. Walker. Affidavit. 

lULETT. Thomas B. 

A 1069. Payment of $21. which i>etiticner as constable paid out 
but which auditor refused to allow as not being provided for by 
law. Petitioner turned in account for $60 for necessary expenses 
of his office, but auditor would not pass the first mentioned sum. 


ihabitants of Tygarfs Valley. 

1776. Oct. 15. A 1092. Allowance of three companies of rangers to gar- 
rison forts in Tygart's Valley region. There are 150 families in 
course of 50 miles along Tygart's River, including Buchanan's; relief 
is 80 miles distant and Indians are threatening. Benjamin Wilson, 
Moses Thompson. Jesse Hamilton, George Westfall, Peter Cassity, 
William White and 64 others. Referred. 

Ta5dt. Smyth. 

1776. Nov. 4. A 1093. Aid in establishing a linen-bleaching mill near 
Staunton. Linen can be bleached much more conveniently and 
cheaply by mill than by hand and industry will be of great value to 
State; mill will cost £310. Rejected. 


Inhabitants West of Laurel Hill, West Augusta. 

1776. A 1094. Settlement of boundary line between Virginia and Penn 
sylvania.*' Present state of affairs is unbearable, as officials of Yir 
glnia and Pennsylvania exercise rights of their respective govern 
ments in same region, and the ill-feeling created by this confusiot 
does not promote that union which is necessary to the preservatio: 
of people's liberties at this critical time. G. W. Carmick, Frand 
McKenney, William Campbell, Amos Wood, Moses Blackman. Jol 
Donadry and 174 others. 

Mattiifav, Sampsox, ft Alexandeb Sinclaib. 

1777. June 17. A 1095. Purchase by State of £2,500 worth of slaves 
use in sail-duck factory In Staunton. Advance price of linen h; 
raised wages of spinners and they are hard to find and difficult 
manage. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Tygart's Valley, West Fork of Monongahela River ft B 
chanan's Creek. 
1777. Nov. 6. A 1096. Petitioners live 150 or 200 miles from settli 
country and request that they be not Included In any counties ea 
of Alleghany Mountains or on the waters of James or Potomi 
Rivers, or In Monongalia County. They are able to build their o^ 
courthouse and they wish to be made Into a new county. Wlllia 
Westfall, Wm. Currants, John Cassaday, Wm. Blair, Readen Blui 
John Crouch and 112 others. Rejected. 

CooAB, Jacob. 

1777. Nov. 8. A 1097. Payment of petitioner's services In Capt Dan! 
Smith's company In 177G against the Indians. Clerk neglected 
put his name on pay roll. Capt. Smith's affidavit that Cogar hi 
received no pay. Allowed pay for 67 days. 

Inhabitants on Cowpasture, Calf pasture, Bullpasture ft Jackson's Rivers 
Back Creek. 

1778. April 15. A 1098. Establishment of new county with courthoui 
on Cowpasture River. Many petitioners live 40, 50 and 70 mil< 
from court and some of them were recently included in formation < 
Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties against their will, for Stauntc 
Is more convenient for them than Rockbridge and Botetourt cotti 
houses. Samson Christian, William Jameson, James Crockett, Jol 
Dunlap, Peter Kinder, Joseph Newton and 118 others. Duplies 
with 200 names. 

Miller, Jean. 

1778. Oct. 23. A 1099. Removal of her husband, Alexander Miller, tt 
Staunton Jail to Rockingham jail. Difficult for petitioner to sup 
husband with necessaries of life while she lives so far from St» 
ton. Rejected. 
Preston, William, ft William Thompson, Executors of James Patton. 
1778. Oct. 28. A 1100. Guarantee of Patton's patent to land on west 
waters and guarantee of titles of those who purchased land ft 
Patton. He, with 19 other men, obtained an Order In Council 

♦This waH a bnmins: qui'stion for nmny ytarj*. At one time Pittsburg «ecmed well wi 
Ihe Virgrinia limits. In tho final t>oun(lnr.v udjustmont. Virnrinia got rather the worst of 


1745 for 100.000 acres of land on Wood's River and two other rivers, 
on condition that land should be surveyed, plans returned to office 
and rights paid within four years; he petitioned for longer time, which 
was granted in 1749. Patton finished surveys and settled many fam- 
ilies on lands, returning plats to Secretary's office in the names of 
purchasers, of members of company and his own name. Number of 
patents lay unsigned in office when war broke in 1755 and Patton 
was killed by Indians. Petitioners have applied to every governor 
from that time to present war to sign Patton's patent, but they re- 
fused, alleging that they were not at liberty to grant land on western 
waters because of royal prohibition. In 1764 or 1765 Col. James 
Buchanan, an executor of Patton's estate, applied for the signing of 
the patent but was refused. Petitioners now ask Legislature to at- 
tend to case; they cannot attend Assembly at present because of 
exposed condition of their families on frontiers of Montgomery 
County, but they will bring evidence at next session. Reported. 
Dhabitants of West Fork of Monongahela & Buchanan Rivers. 

1778. Nov. 20. A 1101. Relief from disabilities and double taxes Inflicted 
upon those failing to take oath of allegiance to State. Petitioners 
have always been willing to take oath but no justice has gone into 
their district to administer it. Ralph Stewart, William Martin, 
Hugh Martin, Alexander Miller, Wm.- Hamilton, James Moor and 
39 others. 

nhabitants of Staunton. 

1779. May 22. A 1102. Prohibition of swine in the streets, and grant 
of power to trustees to levy tax for keeping streets and aqueducts in 
repair. As people of Staunton are unaccustomed to working, it will 
be better to levy tax than to require them to keep streets in repair. 
Samp. Matthews, Wm. Bowyer, Alexr. Sinclair, James Buchanan, 
Henry Hall, Jno. Griffin and 12 others. Reasonable. 

Inhabitants. * 

1779. May 25. A 1103. Incorporation of petitioners in Monongalia 
County. They live 150 miles from Staunton on the west side of 
Alleghany Mountains, which makes court attendance practically im- 
possible. Wm. Taylor, William Robinson, Richard Moorefleld, Daniel 
Stout, Thomas Bartlett, William Davis and 98 others. Reasonable. 


1779. May 25. A 1104. Formation of Bath County along a line begin- 
ning at North Mountain and running southwest so as to divide Au- 
gusta between the Calf pasture and Cowpasture rivers; also that 
courthouse site be selected and that court terms, division of parish 
and election of vestry be arranged. John Pollard, Wm. McCllntog, 
Robt Armstrong, Jr., Thomas Muhollon, James Davis, James Scott 
and 24 others. Duplicate with 22 names. Duplicate 2, with 75 names. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge & Botetourt. 

1779. A 1105. Formation of new county from western Augusta, together 
with small part of Rockbridge lying on Cowpasture River and part 
of Botetourt lying on Cowpasture and Jackson's rivers. County 
would be of great advantage to petltlonerB, many of whom mw^l 


travel 70, 80 and 100 miles over high mountains and across n 
streams to attend court. Daniel Stout, Abraham Carlock, Wm. J 
ston, Robt. McGraw, Thos. Harvey, James Bentley and 51 ott 
Duplicate with 137 names. 


1779. A 1106. Rejection of any petitions to extend Rockingham 
into Augusta as injurious to that county and to Staunton. S 
people of Rockingham wish to make New Glasgow the county s 
which will necessitate extension of Rockingham into Augusta. A 
ander McClenachan, George Matthews, Alexander Sinclair, Alexai 
Robertson, Thomas Hughart, Samuel Bell and 242 others. 

Inhabitants on Calfpasture River. 

1779. May 27. A 1107. Rejection of petition to cut petitioners off f 
Augusta and incorporate them in proposed new county. Andw. h 
Ilton. James Griffith, John Wright, Robert Gwin, Robert Brat 
John Carlisle and 63 others. Referred. 

Inhabitants of Calfpasture River. 

1779. A 1108. Same as A 1107. James Bratton, Capt. William M< 
Edward Barker, William Kinkead, John Hodge, Wm. Yooll and 

Inhabitants of Little Levels on Greenbrier River. 

1779. Oct. A 1109. Incorporation of petitioners in proposed i 
county to be formed from Augusta. It will be a benefit to Gn 
brier County, which is 80 miles long from southwest to north( 
and nearly 100 miles from east to northwest. George Clendinen. \ 
Gilliam, Charles Kennison, Spencer Cooper, Elijah Davis, Lazj 
Barkley and 36 others. 

Cbogha.n. Georgk. 

1779. June 9. A 1110. Confirmation of petitioner's title to lands 
west. He purchased land from Six Nations in 1749 and made 
provemente until 1753, when he was interrupted by French 
Indian War. After fall of Fort Duquesne in 1758, petitioner a} 
began improvements, but was retarded by royal proclamatioi 
1763 forbidding purchase of lands from Indians. In 1768, at 
Fort Stanwyx treaty with the Indians, petitioner's title was 
pressly allowed, and the treaty, including this clause, was conflr 
by king. Pennsylvania then opened land office and began sel 
lands on Ohio beyond her boundaries, including petitioner's 1 
In 1774 he applied to Dunmore for a survey and had his 
proved and recorded. He has sold land to persons who wisl 
have their property surveyed, and there are other settlers read 
buy land. His original title is in Augusta Court and it has 
proved by three gentlemen, who were present at Fort Stan 
treaty. Laid on table. 

SIMMS, Charles. 

1779. Oct. 16. Aim. Act securing rights of officers and soldier 
land in West. Petitioner bought 2,961 acres of land on Ohio F 
and Raccoon Creek from Alexander Ross and William Dunbar 
£295, which land the sellers had bought from George Crogha 
1772 and is part of land ceded latter by Six Nations. Lawyer 


formed petitioner that Croghan's title was good, but to strengthen 
it he bought improvements on land from one Robert Beall for £55. 
He further entered land with the Augusta surveyor in tracts of 400 
acres and intended to settle lands, but was prevented by entering 
the army in 1776. He therefore hopes Assembly will confirm his 
title, as he has never heard of any other claim to said land except 
that of Beall, whose title he purchased, and that of one Ross, whose 
claim is general and does not conflict with his. If anybody else has 
settled on land, petitioner hopes Assembly will not allow his pos- 
session. Bill drawn. 

.K. JOHX. 

1780. May 26. A 1112. Release from payment of 20 per cent fine for 
non-payment of taxes at prescribed time. Petitioner was sheriff of 
Augusta and trusted payment of taxes collected to his deputy, one 
Graham, who defaulted; petitioner is not to blame for deputy's 
conduct. Reported. 
DY. Smyth. 

1780. June 12. A 1113. Release from payment of £4,375 8s. of public 
money lost by petitioner. He brought to Richmond large sum of 
money raised for use of State by Alexander Sinclair of Staunton, 
and cannot account for loss of money unless his saddle bags were 
opened. Rejected. 
abitants of Tygart's Valley. 

1780. Nov. 7. A 1114. Incorporation of Tygart's Valley in Monongalia 
County. Petitioners live 120 miles from Staunton, with eight moun- 
tains to cross, and only 90 miles from Monongalia Courthouse with 
one mountain to cross. Benj. Wilson, Abraham Little, Peter Spring- 
stone, Robert Clark, John Stalnacker. Solomon Ryan and 72 others. 
UATBrcK. Alexander, Jailor of Augusta. 
1780. Nov. 16. A 1115. Reasonable allowance for petitioner's work. He 
was appointed jailor in 1779 and put In bill of £1200, but was al- 
lowed only £214 16s., a bare allowance of 5s. a day for criminals and 
10s. for debtors. Augusta jail is made common place for confining 
"persons inimical to government." Account of allowance. Referred. 
>FFETT, Georcje, Sheriff. 
1780. Dec. 6. A 1116. Release from fine imposed for failing to return 
tax collections within certain time. Petitioner was unable to get in 
taxes from the second battalion district within certified time owing 
to great size of county and to assessors' failure to do their duty. Re- 
ATTiiEws, Sampson, County Lieutenant. 
1780. Dec. 12. A 1117. Assignment of Augusta officers to command Au- 
gusta militia. Nearly 400 Augusta militia have been called into ser- 
vice but not a field officer from county; only devotion to the causa 
has kept Augusta officers from resigning. Petitioner requests that a 
practice so destructive to authority be stopped. Letter to Sampson 
Matthews from Augusta officers. They are aggrieved, as no Augusta 
officer above rank of captain is in field; they will not be any more 


wanting in tiMfIr dntj than their soothi 

Moffett, CoL. WnL Bawyer, Ueiit.-C<^ Alexander 

of die First Battalion; and Tbos. Hogart. CoL, Jokn HeCraKv. Ii>*^1 

Col., Andrew JU>ckridge, Major, of the Second BattaSoBu 


]7Vi. Dec, 12. A 111%. Release from pajment of £I^3T< 3 

State in Ani^sta County and lost by Smyth Tandy ca rsntr »l^] 
mond. Petitioner was security, bat states that 
tbroui^b no fault of bis. He published goremor^s 
lected the money in service of State and not for 

HcKi>'5f:r. Joii.x. 

1781. Xo\'. 24. A 1119. Increase of pension. Petitioner 

several Umes in his country's service in 1774 and was allowed ] 
sion of £10, but owing to depreciation the sum is of little 
Certificate. Alloired £10 in specie. 

Bow r KB, William. 

1781. Dec, 8. A 1120. Petitioner was in command of militia 

ment under Lafayette and was taken prisoner at Jamestown.' £ 
asks that he may have same advantage in exchange as ContiBinx: 
officers; also that his men who lost horses in the campaign miy ^ 
paid for same. Auditor refused to allow their claim to recompen^ 


1781. Dec. 17. A 1121. Recompense of petitioner's services as Ai«n^ 
Jailor. He has found his prisoners, but has received little in retn^' 
and his family is reduced to want. Rejected. 


1782. May 30. A 1122. Protest against the draft law. James Andcisoi 
John McKenny, Jas. Seawright, Joseph Bell, John Fote, Wllli»^ 
Crawford and 7 others. 

Inliabitants of Staunton. 

1782. Junes. A 1123. Permission for people of Staunton to raise b^ 
and to let them run at large in streets. Petitioners have no tr*^ 
pay heavy taxes and can depend no longer on supplies from conit^ 
Robert Reid. Daniel Kidd, Robert Burns, Jk. Hughes, Alxdr. Ki^ 
trick, Val White and 18 others. Bill drawn. 

P0A(iK, Joii.\. 

1783. May 27. A 1124. Collection of quota of tobacco tax tiT* 
Monongalia in some other county. Petitioner as sheriff of Angi^ 
was obliged to collect tax of October. 1777, in certain districts sp 
pay off public creditors. He paid off debts as they were present 
and applied for money to several counties, all of which paid t> 
Monongalia. Rapid depreciation of currency made this delay 
great disadvantage to petitioner, who was required to pay credits 
3,465 lbs. of tobacco more than he had to collect. Monongalia pa- 
no attention to him, probably because inhabitants expected short 

**A hi'iivy ckiriniNh wan fouirht thorc* in 1781. 


to become citizens of another state, for of 1400 tithables in county 
not more than 150 now remain. Petitioner therefore asks that 
tobacco still due be allowed in some other county than Monongalia, 
which is distant. Rejected. 

^TTHEWs, Sampson. 

1783. June 12. A 1125. Release from payment of £4,376 13s.. which was 
lost by Smyth Tandy. Petitioner sued Tandy for recovery but lost 
case; he now asks loan office certificates for amount. 

tia.bitant8 of Augusta ft Rockbridge. 

1783. June 13. A 1126. Petitioners, settlers on Beverley's and Borden's*^ 
tracts, were promised by proprietors land on the lowest terms but 
are now refused land on any term. The land has not paid taxes for 
years, and petitioners ask that back taxes be collected, or that land 
be taken by State in lieu thereof and sold to them. Wm. Loggan, 
David Risk, Hug Cuningham; Wm. Samson, William Risk, William 
Buchanan and 18 others. Referred. 

lowYEB, Thomas. 

1783. Nov. 8. A 1127. Recompense for recruiting service performed in 
Augusta, Rockbridge, Botetourt and Greenbrier. Petitioner has ac- 
tually expended £34 9s., and in addition he claims 6s. per day pay, 
but notwithstanding the justice of claim, Solicitor-General obtained 
judgment in General Court against him for £10 more than his claim. 

^iSTiAN, GiLBKBT, Administrator of John Christian. 

1783. Dec. 6. A 1128. Payment of balance of £103 3d. remaining in 
treasury from sum paid in by John Christian as sheriff in 1775. 
Qultrents were refunded to people in 1775 and said balance remains, 
but was not applied for, as administrator of Christian's estate was 
not appointed until 1783. Petitioner applied then to treasurer but 
was refused payment. Referred. 

^'STiAN, Gilbert. 
X783. A 1129. Payment of balance of £103 3d., due John Christian's es- 
tate. This amount was found in favor of deceased upon settling 
accounts in re-payment of quitrents. Three papers. Reported. 

^^-A.^, William. 

X784. Junel. A 1130. Aid from State. Petitioner was blacksmith in 
public service and became paralyzed in left side from drinking cold 
water. While in public service he went from place to place, and con- 
seqeuntly cannot become a charge upon Staunton Parish, where he 
was taken ill. Rejected. 


1784. June 8. A 1131. Establishment of some circulating medium with 
which petitioners may be able to pay debts and taxes. They served 
country well in war and supplied State with horses and cattle, for 
all of which they have received nothing but depreciated paper cur- 
rency, useless for anything but the redemption of itself. There is 
little or no hard money in country; Assembly at last session passed 
act allowing commutation of 1783 tax in produce, but the short time 

•Early grants of land in the Valley of Virjfinla. 

142 HEPOKT OF STATE LIBHARIAX. [ A 1132-A 113 -^ 

granted for paying it and the hard winter made this relief of littL ^le 
benefit. Petitioners hope Assembly will encourage cultivation (^Hk f 
hemp, which is only product that can be raised with profit; furthe^K=-. 

more petitioners are dissatisfied with constitution and wish refor ig a. 

Jno. Gage, Chairman, by order of committee chosen by people « ^^ t 
county. Copy of resolutions. Reform reasonable, 
BowYER, W1LI.IAM. Sheriff. 

1784. Nov. 18. A 1132. Release from penalties for tardy return g^ ->g 
taxes. Winter was so severe that people were unable to pay taxe^^s - 
they are willing to pay but are impoverished by late war. Reaao ^m^ ~ 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham & Hampshire. 

1785. Nov. 22. A 1133. Formation of new county. Petitioners live f ^^. t 
from their respective courthouses with high mountains intervening. ,5;^, 
Jacob Conrad, John Johnson, Jacob Hidrick, John Enzer, Jan^^^^s 
Shanklin, Jacob Frind and 111 others. Referred to next session. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge & Botetourt. 

1785. Nov. 23. A 1134. Formation of new county. Petitioners live "T^O. 
80 and 100 miles from courthouses with mountains to cross. Jo lis. x 
McCreery, Alexr. Black, John Kinkead, John Lewis, John Francii^^iro 
and 517 others. 

Campbeu*, John. & Daniel Joseph. 

1785. Dec. 9. A 1135. Redress for seizure of drove of 55 cattle beloxs^s- 
ing to petitioners. Cattle were taken by army commissioners In LT^O 
and owners have received certificates only; besides, persons froxn 
whom they bought cattle have brought suit against them. Jx^o. 
Poage, Jacob Peck, Thomas Fork, Robert Aistrop, Wm. Wilson, Fto. 
Gamble and 10 others. Reported. 

Habvie, John, & Charles Simms. 

1785. Dec. 10. A 1136. Protection of petitioners' rights as propriet:oT8 
of Montoure's Island in Ohio River. Island was granted petition.^ v^> 
together with Col. John Nevill, for military service under the i> pro- 
clamation of 1763. Survey was made by Col. William Crawford ti^'ut 
it was lost. Charles Simms in 1780 again made a location of l8lfl-^<l 
with surveyor of Yohogania County; nevertheless, in violatiozi- <*' 
boundary agreements, Pennsylvania in 1783 granted island to O^d- 
William Irvine who ejected petitioners* tenants. Reported. 


1786. Oct. 25. A 1137. Compliance by Virginia with treaty of peace *■>«• 
tween England and the United States. Treaty is advantageous, j^-nd 
the fourth article, requiring payment of debts between two peop'*^* 
is just and right. D. Stephenson, Jno. Poage, Js. Hogshead, Jai^a^^s 
Curry, Joseph Waddell. John Nickle and 159 others. DupH^^^*® 
with 48 names, 2 with 67 names. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham & Hardy. 

1786. Dec. 2. A 1138. Formation of new county. Petitioners live 0° 
several branches of South Fork of Potomac River and are gre^'^y 
hindered in going to court by having to cross high mountal**^. 
Robert Davis, Thomas Dickinson, John Morral, John Davis, Mattl**^ 
Patton, Roger Dyer and 85 others. Referred. 



St. Cuib, Alexb. 

1786. Dec. 6. A 1139. Incorporation In Staunton of 25 acres of land 
laid off in lots and sold by petitioner; proprietors have made im- 
provements on same. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Hardy & Rockingham. 

1787. Oct. 12. A 1140. Formation of new county. Hardy County may 
not wish extension of new county so low, but boundary can be easily 
arranged. Robert Poage, Matthew Patton, John Gordon, Siriah Strat- 
ton, Jacob Conrad and James Dyer. Letter to Captain Geo. Huston 
of Rockingham. New county not wanted. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham & Hardy. 

1787. Oct 12. A 1141. Formation of new county. John Smith, James 
Smith, Robert Davis, John Morral, Jacob Huver. John Snitar and 
54 others. Duplicate with 45 names. 
Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham & Hardy. 

1787. Oct. 19. A 1142. Formation of new county; difficult to cross 
North Mountain in going to court. McKinney Robison, Thomas 
Huston, Izaac Henkle, Andrew Johnson, Samuel Gragg, Samuel Red- 
man and 72 others. 
Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham ft Hardy. 

1787. Nov. 6. A 1143. Formation of new county. John Bynne, James 
Davis. James Dyer, Stephen Miller, George Trumbo, Thomas Dickin- 
son and 21 others. Bill drawn. 
Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockingham ft Hardy. 

1787. A 1144. Formation of new county. Js. Cunningham, Adam Moser, 
Henry Judy. Michel Algier, Adam Mallow, Geo. Fisher and 128 
^^GK. Thomas. 

1787. Nov. 10. A 1145. Guarantee of petitioner's title to three lots in 
Staunton. He became bound with Robt. Bratton for purchase money 
of land, which was sold by William Beverley to John Harman, who 
left securities to pay mt)ney, and they obtained lots by way of indem- 
nification. Petitioner bought out Bratton's interest in 1772, and has 
since paid taxes, but he has heard that act creating State land office 
has revoked his title; he now asks Assembly to confirm it. Five 
papers. Referred. 

^^EB, William. 

1788. Oct. 29. A 1146. Release from payment of interest and damages 
upon part of tax collection of 1783 and 1784. Petitioner was ap- 
pointed sheriff in 1784; one of his deputies defaulted in sum of £750, 
judgment for which he has obtained and this is in process of exe- 
cution. But he cannot obtain money from it in time to pay judg- 
ments levied in turn against him, and he asks grant of sufficient 
time for selling such property as will not ruin his family, and a 
release from interest and damages. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Botetourt ft Greenbrier. 

^"^SS. Oct. 28. A 1147. Formation of new county. Many petitioners 
live 90 miles from their courthouses; trouble with Indians has pre- 
vented them from addressing Assembly before. Wagon road now 


runs through country to Kentucky instead of path. Benjamin Und 
wood, John Smith, Nathan Gillelan, James Edmuston, John McN( 
Robt. Barkley and 355 others. 

1789. Oct. 28. A 1148. Prevention of hogs from running at large 
Staunton; hogs are now a detriment to streets, water courses i 
gardens. Also that trustees may be empowered to levy 28. upon e 
tlthable in lieu of compelling them to work on street and aqued 
repairs. William Bowyer, Ro. Gamble, J. McDowell, John B< 
Jno. Wayt, Wm. J. Gilbert and 40 others. Reported. 
Inhabitants of Augusta, Fluvanna ft Albemarle. 

1789. Oct. 28. A 1149. Establishment of tobacco inspection at 
Shallows on Rivanna River in Albemarle; convenient place for i 
pie of Culpeper, Orange, Augusta, etc. Peter Marks, Taliafe 
Lewis, John Gambill, Joshua Nicholas, Edward Moore, Isham Le 
and 54 others. Duplicate 1 with 64 names, 2 with 78 names. 
HuGHABT, Thomas. 

1789. Nov 2. A 1150. Remission of interest and damages for delay 
payment of taxes of 1785 by petitioner, late sheriff. He was 
pointed to collect revenue tax for 1785 and 1786, and upon settlenn 
with Leighton Wood he was charged with interest and damages 
1785 collection, which he does not rightly owe, as money should h{ 
been collected before he was sworn in as sheriff. He has applied 
governor and council for redress, but finds this is in power of 
sembly alone. Reported. 

Rkid, Margaret. 

1789. Nov. 16. A 1151. Vesting of rights of Commonwealth in Rol 
Reid's estate In petitioner. Reid left no children nor relatives ex< 
aliens, and consequently part of his estate goes to State, but i 
tioner is as much entitled to whole estate as other widows who h 
been so indulged. Reasonable. 

Inhabitants of Staunton. 

1790. Oct. 28. A 1152. Annual election of trustees by housekeepen 
Staunton, as well as increase in number of trustees and enlargen 
of their powers. John Price, John Moore, John Flieger, Gideon I 
gan, Jacob Dick, Smith Thompson and 30 others. Referred. 

FACKT.EB. Michael. 

1790. Oct. 28. A 1153. Protest against enlargement of powers of Sts 
ton trustees. Petitioner ifears that increase of powers will em 
trustees to divert water from the stream which runs his grist n 

Morgan, Gideon, ft Peter Bttrkhart. 

1790. Nov. 13. A 1154. Permission to hold lottery to raise £300 
building paper mill near Staunton. Petitioners have a good site 
mill and understand paper manufacturing but are in need of flu 
cial encouragement. Arch. Stuart, R. Matthews, P. P. Heisli 
David Parry, T. Kinney, James Coalter and 37 others. Repartee 



1790. Nov. 16. A 1155. Incorporation of petitioners in Pendleton County. 
They live not much more than half as far from Pendleton Courthouse 
as from Staunton. Thomas Duffield, Jno. Stuart, Robt Beath, Jno. 
Leech, Thos. Buckman, George Sheets and 53 others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Western Augusta. 

1790. Nov. 16. A 1156. Protest against petition to include them in Pen- 
dleton. Petition was presented by malcontents and further division 
of county would tend to confusion and anarchy. Alexander Wiley, 
Step. Wilson, Bartholomew Johnson, Patrick Roby, John Mullinex, 
Thomas Bamet and 73 others. Referred. 

jUzs, Wiluam. 

1790. Nov. 20. A 1157. Payment for a State certificate of £4. 12s. 6d. 
issued petitioner for beef impressed in the requisition of one-eighth 
of all cattle, and lost in burning of his house. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge & Rockingham. 

1790. Nov. 20. A 1158. Permission to hold lottery to raise money to 
pay land-owners for running road from Rockflsh Gap to Scott's or 
Nicholas's landing on James River. Ro. Gamble. Robert Kenney, 
Alex. Nelson, D. Moore. John Gay, James Moffett and 75 others. 

Inhabitants of Western Augusta. 

1790. Nov. 20. A 1159. Protest against division of county. Scarcity 
of money will make it hard to bear expenses of new county, and, be- 
sides, petitioners trade on good terms at Staunton. Alexander Wiley, 
And. McCartney, Patrick Roby,. Thomas Barnett. John Mullinex, 
William Greene and 120 others. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Botetourt & Greenbrier. 

1790. Nov. 20. A 1160. Formation of new county. Van Swearingen, 
Leonard Swearingen, James Blake. Thomas Thompson, John Edd3, 
John M. Roberts and 110 others. 

Tapp. Vincent. 

1790. Dec. 17. A 1161. Renewal of warrant for 200 acres of land, 
granted petitioner for his services as sergeant-major In 8th Virginia 
Regiment. He gave warrant to Capt. George Rice to enter, but 
latter died and warrant cannot be found. Three papers. Reported. 

''a^dt. Smyth. 

1791. Nov. 1. A 1162. Permission to hold lottery to raise $4,000 for 
repairing petitioner's linen-bleaching mill near Staunton. His linen 
was seized by State during war. and he was unable to continue so 
expensive a business and converted mill to another use. State 
should encourage linen manufacture as it is encouraged in Ireland 
and elsewhere. Reported. 

^^AitT. Alexander. 

1% Oct. 10. A 1163. Payment of petitioner's pension with arrears. 
He was a member of Capt. Moffatt's company and was wounded in the 
thighs at Point Pleasant; he received his pension for 1776 and 1777 
but not since. Reasonahle. £.S per annum. 



1792. Oct. 10. A11G4. Inccrpcrrtion cf an academy at Staunton, 
appointment of enumerate J men as truste* s. and permission to 
lottery to raise £500 for building. W. Bowyer. Charles O'Neil, 
Mustoe, W. Ciiambers. Robert Dcuthatt, William Strother and 
' others. Reported. 
Inhabitants of German Descent. 

1792. Oct. IG. A 1105. An edition cf acts of Assembly printed in 
man for benefit of petitioners. 193 signatures. Reported. 

Beli., JosuMi, Executor of Jamks Biaa.. 

1793. Oct. 30. AllGG. Payment of ceitiricaie given deceased in 1 
for seven beeves furnished State. Riasdncl.ic. 

DoirrnAT. Thomas. 

1793. Nov. 1. A 11G7. Loan to aid petitioner in establishing wool< 
mill. He has built fulling-mill, die house and press-shop in Staun- 
ton and has supplied most of the muchinery, but needs money to 
establish business. Geo. Craig. John I'iieger. A. Humphreys, R. 
Grattan, Ro. M'Dowell, Sam. Matthews and 12 others. ^1000. Re-^ 

MusTOE, Antiio.ny. 

1793. Nov. 1. A 11G8. Refunding of money paid by petitioner as deputy 
sheriff for 1785 and 178G. He received no credit for enclosed lists 
of delinquents and this was an error in commissioner's account, as 
most of said lands did not exist and rest could not be sold. Ri- 


1793. Nov. 2. A 1169. Aid for Staunton Academy. Petitioners ask 
that glebe lands in Augusta be vested in trustees for use of academy, 
and also ask for one-sixth part of surveyors' fees in counties of 
Augusta, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Bath, Greenbrier and Kanawha 
and all fines and forfeitures. So few Episcopalians in Augusta that 
since 178C glebe lands have been used to lessen county levy. Matt 
Kenney, Rd. Mathews, Wm. Crawford, A. McClenechan, Alex. Nelson. 

Agnew, Joh:^. 

1793. Nov. 5. A 1170. Compensation for gun taken from petitioner by 
government and for two years' service in army. He enlisted in 7^ 
Virginia Regiment, bringing with him a rille, which was taken from 
him and its place supplied with musket. Certificate for £7 10s. ^^^ 
given him but lost. Reported. 

DOUTIIAT. Fr.vncis. 

1794. Nov 14. A 1171. Lean of £1000 for ten years without interest ^® 
enable petitioner to run woolen mill. He has made some cloths * 
Staunton, which have met with nuich api)rovjil. and he can establi^ 
his business successfully. Three i)ai)crs. Rcicctcd. 


1795. Nov. 12. A 1172. Convi nint< cf Constitutional Convention to *' 
vise many feiiturr^ of prosop.t const itntim. There are too many r(^ - 
rosentatlves, too frequent niootina;s of Legislature, a too numero*-*' 


executive council, and tlie metliod of electing senators is bad. 

Printed. D. Stephenson, Alex. Nelson, J. Ramsay, J. Perry, Archd. 

Stuart, John Bowyer and 23 others. 
Kws. Richard. 
'95. Nov. 17. A 117;^ Grant of warrants for 60,000 acres of land. 

Petitioner sent warrants for land to Kentucky but Clough Overton, 

who received them, was killed by Indians and warrants were lost. 

The numbers of warrants were not taken. Rejected. 
KR. John. Clerk of Staunton District Court. 
797. Dec. 12. A 1174. Authority for counties to build offices to hold 

district court records, which are now kept in any house, as law 

requires clerk to keep them at place of court but makes no provision 

for clerks' offices. Reported, 
s, Maroaket. nee Haogerty. 

797. Dec. 13. A 1175. Divorce from her husband, John Brown. He 
has deserted her and besides she heard from good authority that 
Brown has another wife. Three affidavits. Referred. 

litants of Augusta & Rockingham. 

798. Dec. 20. A 1176. Change in terms of Augusta and Rockingham 
courts to avoid conflict; Augusta to hold court on 4th Monday in 
each month and Rockingham on 3rd Tuesday. Alex. St. Clair, Jacob 
Kenney, Jno. Coalter. John Bowyer, James Allen, David Parry and 
34 others. Reported. 


798. Dec. 8. A 1177. Road from Staunton to Norman's Ford, Alexan- 
dria and Washington. Printed. Jacob Kenney, W. Chambers, H. 
Paul, John Facklln, William Crawford, Jr., Robert McDowell and 34 
others. Reported. 


799. Dec. 5. A 1178. Division of chancery court district; petitioners 
living west of Blue Ridge Mountains find it difficult to attend court 
at Richmond. Furthermore, reform is needed In conducting court 
business, as present delays are demoralizing. John Coalter, A. King, 
Robert Campbell. Robert Douthatt, Tho. L. McClellin, Alexr. Hall and 
48 others. Duplicate with 32 names. Reported. 


1799. Dec. 19. A 1179. Extension of charter of Bank of Alexandria for 
20 years. Bank has been a great benefit to farmers in equalizing 
prices of produce, which were before uncertain and fluctuating; has 
enabled farmers to receive prompter payment, and enables them to 
convert northern bank notes into specie. Printed. Re. Mathews, 
Robert Douthatt, Js. Edmonson, John G. Gamble. Robert Wilson, 
Jacob Gregory and 54 others. 


1^00. Sept. 17. A 1180. Establishment of town of Waynesborough. 
James Flack and Samuel Estill have laid off town on South River 
and have sold most of tho lots. William Patrick, Jamos Flack, Wil- 
liam Diddle, Clanditi.s Buster. Charles East. Gordon White and 35 
others. Reported. 


Cabriix, William, & Inhabitants. 

1800. Dec. 21. A 1181. Return of money taken from Carrill for breal 
ing his recognizance of good behaviour. He has been intemperate a 
times and he admits his fault, but his property was sold undfl 
Judgment to obtain the forfeit and his family will sufCer; he accord 
ingly asks return of $100, amount of recognizance. Alexr. St Claii 
Chesley Kinney, Vincent Tapp, John McDowell, Wm. Kennedy, Jnc 
Johnston and 46 others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge, Amherst & Albemarle. 

1801. Oct 1. A 1182. Establishment of turnpike through Rockfish Gaj 
into Albemarle. John Facklin, Vincent Tapp, Wm. MofCett, Jame 
Hog, Christ Heiskell and 70 others. Duplicate with 54 names. Rt 

Freeholders of Staunton. 

1801. A 1183. Incorporation of Staunton. Trustees were appointee 
some years ago for regulation of police but their powers are insaf 
ficient Samps. Mathews, George Mitchell, Andrew Barry, Jno 
Wayt, Joseph Bell, David Parry and 102 others. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge, Amherst & Albemarle. 

1801. Dec. 21. A 1184. Establishment of turnpike from South Riye: 
through Rockfish Gap to forks of Richmond road in AlbemarU 
Augusta has levied money to maintain road through Rockfish 6a 
and this is hard on county, as other counties do not assess. Co 
James Estill, William Lay, John Dettor. William White, James Pau 
Daniel White and 81 others. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Augusta, Rockbridge, Amherst & Albemarle. 

1801. A 1185. Establishment of turnpike through Rockfish Gap 1 
meet Richmond road in Albemarle. A. Humphreys, W. Chamber 
R. M'Clenachan, Wm. Bruckinridge, Robert McDaniel. Willla.: 
Donaldson and 14 others. 

Augusta Court 

1802. Dec. 15. A 1186. Change in terms of chancery court at Staa 
ton to February and October, to prevent conflict with county coui 
Alex. St Clair, Robt. Porterfield. Jno. Wayt. David Parry, Justice 
and 22 others. Reported. 

BAiLEnr, Robert. 

1803. Nov. 25. A 1187. Protest against injustice done petitioner 
summoning him to appear before a committee of House of X>c 
gates for making charges of corruption and malfeasance in o^ 
against Judge St. George Tucker. Unconstitutional to try cases 
fore a committee instead of whole house. Charges were not p^ 
licly made but in private letters. Prejudice in favor of Tucker 
so strong that petitioner has been informed by lawyers that tt 
can do him no good by representing him before committee. OfPe^ 
committed by petitioner is not in code but he will nevertheless 
ruined; as a result rich and influential men will commit crlif 
without restraint, because poor men will not dare to criticise theJ 
this will mean an end of justice and liberty. Petitioner knows tt 
it will be alleged against him that he is a gambler, which he free 
admits, but the vice is a universal one and he submits evidence 


his good character in other respects. Affidavits of Blisha Grigsby 
charging Bailey with fraud in racing. Certificate of Bailey's good 
conduct with 210 names. 


$04. Dec. 8. A 1188. Establishment of an office of discount and de- 
posit in Fairfax County. Bank is greatly needed at Alexandria, 
and operations of Bank of Virginia do not extend that far. Printed. 
Peter Heiskell, W. Chambers, George Mitchell, Joseph Pippitt, Jno. 
Monroe, Wm. Kennedy and 103 others. 

lAT, RoRLRT, William Chambeb ft Anthony Mustoe. 

S04. Dec. 20. A 1189. Release from Judgment proceedings instituted 
against petitioners as securities for William Bowyer, late sheriff. 
Petitioners went security for Bowyer for taxes, and he sent certifi- 
cates covering taxes of 1784 to Richmond by one Singleton, who in- 
stead of paying taxes for 1784, paid those for 1783, thus leaving 
petitioners exposed to Judgment proceedings. Reasonable. 

805. Dec. 5. A 1190. Increase in bounty granted for woilf scalps. 
Wolves kill many sheep and reward for scalps is so low that hun- 
ters do not take trouble to kill wolves. Js. Cochran, John Nogset, 
John Woodell, Abraham Smith, Samuel Miller, John McKenny and 
55 others. Reported. 

t)er8 of Augusta Presbyterian Church. 

805. Dec. 10. A 1191. Incorporation of church board of trustees, in 
order to enable church to hold or alienate property. Church is 
possessed of two tracts of land, titles to which are vested in indi- 
viduals. James Allen, Jr., James Bell, Sam. S. Fram, Robt. Hook, 
Hugh Cambell, Thomas Graham and 36 others. Reported. 


1807. Dec. 15. A 1192. Establishment of turnpike from South Moun- 
tain through Rockflsh Gap to north side of said mountain. Act 
was passed establishing turnpike from Richmond to Staunton but 
it was never carried into effect. W. Chambers, Jno. B. Eakle, James 
Paul, Fran. Gardiner, Allan Crawford, Wm. Bell and 110 others. 


.807. Dec. 24. A 1193. Permission to hold lotteries for general benefit 
of Staunton. Lotteries will always be held, and consequently they 
might as well be held within the State; $2,000 is needed for repair- 
ing and enlarging churches; $4,000 for laying water pipes through 
town; $20,000 for building academy, buying small library and 
scientific apparatus and paying teacher. Petitioners therefore ask 
to be allowed to raise $20,000 by means of lottery. Henry I. Pey- 
ton, M. Coalter, John Graham, Jno. Wayt, John McDowell, Joseph 
Cowan and 146 others. Reported. 

*HER8, Geobgk. 

807. Dec. 24. A 1194. Remission of fine levied against petitioner for 
being late in attending court. He was delayed by heavy rain, as 
he BufCers from rheumatism, and court fined him $30, which it is 
difficult for him to pay. Reported. 


Berry, Robkrt, & James, Jaxf, Isabella, Juliana & Joun Scott. 

1810. Dec. 4. A 1195. Permission to Iteep in State slaves left 
tioners by will of Alexander Work of North Carolina. Slaves '^ 
brought into State without petitioners' knowledge. Reported. 

Peck, Jacob. 

1810. Dec. 5. A 119G. Remission of fine of $352.37 levied against . 
tioner for building bridge without hand-rails. In 1786 he built je 
and saw mill on Christian's Creek and put up log bridge over 
race which cuts Staunton and Rockflsh Gap Turnpike; he ha<3 
idea that omission of hand-rails was violation of law until summc 
to appear before court. Copy of court record. Reported. 


1510. Dec. 20. A 1197. Establishment of turnpike from Rockfish « 
to Scott's Ferry on James River. Good road to river is needed 
all the country around. R. Grattan, A. Waterman, James Mc 
son. Wm. McMahon, George Graves, Samuel Moffett and 27 oth 

Pricf. Jamks. 

1511. Dec. 17. A 1195a. Permission to bring slaves from Baltlm 
into Virginia. Petitioner brought slaves from Maryland to Sta 
ton in 1803 and moved back to Baltimore and he now wishes 
return to Virginia. Rejected. 

Brown. Ja.mks. Inspector of the 7th Brigade. 

1811. Dec. 18, A 119Ga. Compensation for services rendered in 1 
and 1808. for which there is no provision in law. Account. 


1811. Dec. 25. A 1197a. Permission to bring into Augusta or Re 
ingham two slave girls left petitioner by her husband, Robert G 
rell, of South Carolina. 

GoLLADAY, David. 

1812. Dec. 2. A 1198. Permission to build toll bridge across N< 
River where main road from Staunton to Winchester crosses 
Recommendation with 82 names. Bill drawn. 


1812. Dec. 4. A 1199. Grant of fines, penalties, confiscations, escli 
forfeitures in Augusta for support of Staunton Academy, which 
a very unflourishing condition. Study of literature is essentia 
welfare of republics and should be encouraged. John Wayt, 
Bell, Saml. Clarke, John H. Peyton, John Montgomery, David C 
day and 750 others. Reasonable. 

McCuE, Moses. Deputy Sheriff. 

1812. Dec. 14. A 1200. Payment of sum of $199.68 spent by petiti 
in hiring eleven men to guard a prisoner. James Anderson, 
Staunton to Richmond. Anderson was sentenced to penlten"' 
for passing counterfeit money; he was a member of a compau 
desperadoes operating in Virginia and Tennessee and his a: 
and conviction greatly incensed his associates, who threaten© 
rescue him, and an extra guard was hired to prevent this. SI:» 
certificates and other papers. 


UsTix. Morris. 

1812. Dec. 21. A 1201. Remission of fine of $17 for contempt of court. 
Petitioner served on jury, and not being notified to attend and 
hearing that case would net come up immediately, failed to be 
present, for which he was fined. 

rr.xRT. Alix\m>kr. 

ISl.l Dec. 7. A 1202. Increase of petitioner's pension. He was al- 
lowed pension of £8 for wounds received in Revolutionary War but 
amciint is insufficient. Certificate. Bill draivn. 

rustfes of Staunton Academy. 

1M4. Nov. s:. A 120:]. Reduction of number of trustees from nineteen 
to ten by not appointing? new trustees to take place of present ones 
who die or move ew;iy. The large quorum impedes transaction of 
biisineps. .1. W. Brown, Erasmus Stribling and Arch. Stuart. Reso- 
lution of trustees. Bill draa:v. 

IM..M\ El.l.K\, id'c Sniu.Ds. 

1M4. Dec. 12. A 1204. Divorce frcm her husband, Robert Dunlap, be- 
cause of ill-treatment and his intercourse with negro woman, Milly, 
brlcngiuK to petitioner. Dunlap claims this woman and negro boy 
I's coming to him thioush marriage with petitioner. Three affida- 
vits. Rejected. 
"RRV. Ja.mks. 

1*<15. Dec. 7. A 1205. Continuance of pension with arrearages. Peti- 
tioner was wcundod at Point Pleasant** while member of Capt. Mof- 
fatt's company, in 1774. Committee appointed by Convention to 
adjust military claims met at Staunton and examined the wounded, 
among them the ])otitioner, who was allowed £20 for immediate 
rfrlief and ])ensicn of £5. He drew this for 177G, but in 1777 he was 
appcinted lieutenant in 8th Virginia Regiment and captain in 1779. 
He was captured at Charleston and was finally exchanged. He has 
net received pension since 177G and asks that it be continued. 
Three papers. Bill drawn. 

^XANDER, WlIJ.lAM. & Wife. AcATIIA. 

1815. Dec. 13. A 120G. Authority to sell land in Augusta and invest 
proceeds in Kentucky. In 1792 William Alexander made over said 
land to Marie Ann Tubceuf de la Porte in trust for Agath-x Alexan- 
der and any children she might have; in 1805 other land was added 
to this and Archibald Stuart was made joint-trustee; in 1811 peti- 
tioners moved to Kentucky and land in AugusUi has become unpro- 
ductive because of their absence. Bill drawn. 

^S15. Dec. 13. A 1207. Grant of additional time for improving lots in 
Port Republic. Town has fallen into decay and many houses are 
uninhabited because of failure of efforts to open navigation of 
Shenandoah River and suspension of work on same. Thcs. S. Coal- 
ter. Jacob Laren, Wm. Brown. Elijah Churchman, Thos. Wilson, 
Thos. Harris and 22 others. Bill drawn. 

'^j* tamoi> J.atil*' w;is fougljt oti {)(to)uT 10, 1774. 


Snapp, Joseph. 

1815. Dec. 13. A 1208. Payment for horse worth $100 furnished 
petitioner to James Black, who was drafted in 1813. Horse 
taken from Black at Camp Falrflcld and given to one Hugh R2 
ford, from whom it escaped or was stolen at Hanover Courthc 
Three certificates. Bill drawn. 


1815. Dec. 14. A 1209. Exemption of millers from militia duty. . 
Caldwell, James Caruthers, Robert Magill. James McClenanc 
Abner Moore, Thomas Gregory and 6 others. Duplicate 1 wit 
names, 2 with 113 names. Rejected. 

Augusta Subscribers of Shenandoah Company. 

1815. Dec. 26. A 1210. Increase of company's capital to $500,000, 
grant of banking privileges. Capital at present is too smal 
opening navigation of Shenandoah River and, besides, bank is n« 
in country. Signed by Charles H. Stuart Pres. 

Staunton Convention. 

1816. Nov. 18. A 1211. Holding of Constitutional Convention. Pr 
constitution is unjust as regards representation,'^ as 49 counti 
east and south have majority of delegates, although they co 
72,188 fewer white people than rest of State; furthermore, eas 
south have thirteen senators Instead of seven, their just propo 
Printed. Protest of minority of Staunton Convention. These 
bers wish an equalization of taxation but are conservative in r< 
to representation. Printed. 

Staunton Convention. 

1816. Nov. 18. A 1212. Holding of Constitutional Convention. S: 
by James Brecken ridge, Pres. Refeired. 

1816. Dec. 14. A 1213. Incorporation of Greenville Circulating Lib 
Robert Doake, Saml. Blackwood. Thos. Jackson, M. Austin, Jot 
Douglass, Wm. M. Fat and 30 others. Bill drawn. 
Snapp, Joseph. 

1816. Dec. 16. A 1214. Payment for horse drafted in State 8ervi( 
1813 and given as mount to James Black. Affidavit of James B 
Laid on table. 

Inhabitants of Waynesborough. 

1817. Dec. 4. A 1215. Incorporation of Waynesborough CircuU 
Library Company. George Afred, W. B. Coalter, L. G. Bell, C 
topher Faber, Allan C. McGuire, Lewis Wayland and 25 ot 
Bill drawn. 

Mechanics* Society of Staunton. 

1817. Dec. 4. A 1216. Incorporation of society so that it may pre 
in law and collect and apply funds. Wm. Young, L. P. Stephei 
Samson Eagan, David Gilkeson, Wright Burgess. Committee, 
of constitution. Rejected. 

"*Thi8 was tho chief fault foun<l with the rxistiiip (ousiitmion. 



1817. Dec. 15. A 1217. Establishment of town of Mlddlebrook. Wil- 
liam Scott, about 1799, laid off twenty acres of land and village 
called Mlddlebrook has grown up. Barnhard Lowman, John Bum- 
gardner, William Willson, John Joseph, James Hannah, Daniel 
Bell and 24 others. Bill drawn. 


1817. Dec. 18. A 1218. Establishment of turnpike from Staunton to 
Scott's Landing on James River. Erasmus Stribling, Henry I. Tapp, 
Vincent Tapp, Nich. C. Kinney, Jno. Garber, Alexr. St Clair and 74 
others. Reasonable. 

1S17. Dec. 18. A 1219. Incorporation of company to build turnpike 

from Staunton to Augusta Springs. Erasmus Stribling, Henry I. 

Tapp, John C. Sowers, Vincent Tapp, Nich. C. Kinney, Jno. Garber 

and 73 others. Reasonable. 

izeDs of Staunton. 

1817. Dec. 20. A 1220. Establishment of bank with capital of $300,000, 
provided that no State bank establishes branch in Staunton. Bank 
is needed on account of farming, grazing and iron working indus- 
tries. Printed. Wm. Good, William Moore, James McKnight, John 
Wise, Augustine Argenbright, Samuel Yardner and 196 others. 
Duplicate 1 with 157 names, 2 with 7 names, 3 with 3 names, 4 with 
10 names, 5 with 18 names, 6 with 22 names, 7 with 20 names, 8 with 
9 names, 9 with 10 names, 10 with 16 names, 11 with 11 names, 12 
with 17 names. 13 with 24 names, 14 with 24 names, 15 with 60 names. 

tlzens of Staunton. 
1S17. A 1221. Same as A 1220. James Adair, James Brook. Robert 
Brooks, Henry Imboden, George Rutledge, Jacob McFadden and 36 
others. Duplicate 1 with 58 names, 2 with 46 names. 3 with 87 

nssTo.v, Mabt.abet. 
1818. Jany. 2. A 1222. Divorce from her husband, Absolom Johnston. 
He deserted petitioner and her four children eight years ago and 
has not been heard from since; he has furthermore married another 
woman in Tennessee. Property of petitioner is not safe from John- 
ston, who may return at any time and seize it. Petitioner does not 
wish to marry again, as that is felony. Bill drawn. 

'KftDGE, William S., Clerk of Staunton Chancery Court. 
1818. Jany. 2. A 1223. Acceptance of petitioner's bond as clerk of 
court. He was appointed clerk in 1812 and gave bond according to 
law; when acts of 1816 and 1817 were passed requiring certain 
clerks to give bond, he hesitated, not knowing whether law applied 
to him or to clerks appointed at later date and not regularly bonded. 
He was brought before court to show reason why he did not comply 
with acts of 1816 and 1817 and he tendered his bond, but it was 
refused on ground that time for giving it had passed. Referred, 


Inhabitants of Staunton. 

1818. Dec. 14. A 1224. Incorporation of petitioners as the "pre 
and trustees of the Lancastrian School in Staunton." C. Jo 
Pres., E. Stribllng, Briscoe G. Baldwin, Robt. Williamson, . 
Cowan, Dabney Cosby, J. Crawford, Wm. Young and Isaac ( 
Endorsed by 45 others. Reasonable. 

Citizens of Augusta & Rockbridge. 

1818. Dec. 16. A 1225. Establishment of turnpike from Great 
at David Steele's in upper Augusta, to run along Tye Hi 
mouth of Elk Creek. Petitioners by this route could reach 
River at New Market in 38 miles. Robert McCormick, Jol 
C!hesney, John Weir. James McClung, James Henry, James 1 
and 110 others. Rejected. 


1818. Dec. 28. A 122G. Establishment of turnpike to run 
Greenville through Link's Gap along Tye River to its junctic 
Elk Creek. This route is better than one from David Stei 
mouth of Elk Creek. John Thomason, Andry Brownlee, 
Steel. Peter Garbart, George Campbell, George Schultz a; 
others. Two papers. Rejected. 

Mechanic Society of Staunton. 

1818. Dec. 28. A 1227. Incorporation of society, so that it may 
to collect and disburse funds for educating indigent childr 
aiding young mechanics. Petitioners have no design to i 
regulation of price of labor or to interfere with relations of i 
and apprentices. Samson Eagan, David Gilkeson. L. L. Ste 
Jacob Ruff and Dabney Cosby, Committee. Copy of constitu 
society. Bill draivti. 

Roy, Bkvkrly. 

1820. Dec. 19. A 1228. Release from fine of $120 levied again 
t loner for beating one Temple. Suit for damages was brou 
Temple and referred to Genl. Porterfield and Major Cochi 
judgment, and they decided that petitioner should pay coj 
doctor's bill. Notwithstanding this, the case was tried In SI 
In petitioner's absence and plaintiff was awarded $120 am 
Petitioner was an officer In late war, bears a good character 

Court & Bar of Augusta. 

1822. Dec. 10. A 1229. Change of Augusta Court term from 4t 
day to 3rd Monday In each month. Jno. Wayt, Alex. Nelso 
Davis, James R. McCue, Jacob Lea, Briscoe G. Baldwin, 
Clarke. J. Crawford. W. Clarke, L. Waddell, Wm. Kinney, : 
John H. Peyton. 


1822. Dec. 10. A 1230. Permission to hold lottery to raise $50, 
benefit of Staunton and Scottsvllle Turnpike, which has i 
been built, owing to lack of funds. Surplus dividends from ti 
are to go to University of Virginia and Staunton Academy 
tioners do not disapprove of Legislature's discouraging attit 
wards lotteries, but as thousands of dollars are sent out of Si 


naally to lotteries elsewhere, they think it would be well to secure 
this money for a good purpose. Printed. Ro. Porterfleld, John 
Churchman. George Baylor, James Bell, Tunis Quick, Jacob Peck 
and 214 others. Duplicate 1 with 30 names, 2 with 106 names, 3 with 
33 names. 

LTz. Susannah. 

1822. Dec. 19. A 1231. Divorce from her husband, George Shultz. He 
deserted her and her three children in 1809, and it is believed he 
has married again. Affidavits accompanying. Rejected. 


1822. A 1232. Removal of capital from Richmond to more central 
point. Richmond is on navigable river, easily accessible to enemy 
in war. Increase of luxury and wealth in Richmond necessitates 
increase in salaries of State officers. Besides, in upper country salu- 
brity of climate would allow of a summer session of Legislature; 
two hours might be added to the daily sittings and so terms of 
session and expense be shortened one-third. Printed. Vincent Tapp, 
Addison Hyde, Mch. C. Kinney. Jno. Garber, John Churchman, Jas. 
Rankin and 108 others. Duplicate with 7SS names. 


1823. Dec. 4. A 1233. Act making Middle River from Col. Allen's to 
mouth and North River from mouth of Middle River to its junction 
with South River a public highway. These rivers may be navi- 
gated for many miles, but at present they are obstructed by mill 
dams. James Nelson, George Eskridge, D. W. Patteson, John Wayt, 
James S. Bush, Enoch Churchman and IIC others. 

irt & Bar of Augusta. 
1823. Dec. 4. A 1234. Change in term of Augusta Quarterly Courts to 

4th Monday in February. May. July and October, to prevent conflict 

between this court and 8th District Circuit Court. Jno. Wayt. Alex. 

Nelson, Briscoe G. Baldwin. J. Baldwin, J. Crawford. Wm. Davis, 

Jacob Lea and 17 others. Repoi-ied. 

1823. Dec. 10. A 1235. Repeal of tax upon law process. It is not 
right, when a poor man is sued and levied upon to satisfy judg- 
ment, that he should be forced to pay $1 or $1.50 for privilege of 
being sued. Edmund Edrington, Isaac Catlett. John B. Brecken- 
ridge. Vincent Tapp. Henry I. Tapp, W. C. Yates and 15 others. 


1824. Dec. 11. A 1236. Tax upon every male, free and bond, for pur- 
pose of keeping roads in repair. Roads are impassable by vehicles 
in winter and nothing is now done to keep them In repair. Printed. 
J. Warden, Nich. C. Kinney, W. Clarke. Jefferson Kinney, Andrew 
Young. James Crawford and 29 others. 

^8T, David. Late Sheriff. 
1824. Dec. 14. A 1237. Warrant for $9.18 paid into treasury, for 
which petitioner has received no equivalent. Insolvent list for 1822 
was overlooked by clerk of court until January, 1824. Petitioner 
supposed he could obtain a credit by insolvent list, but found that 
list had been returned too late, and he paid amount into IreaawT'j 


without receiving any allowance therefor. Delinquent propert 
list. Bill drawn. 
1825. A 1237a. Journal of the Staunton Convention of 1825, sent \ 
Legislature by order of convention. 

1825. Oct. 29. A 1238. Election on question of holding constitution 
convention. Printed. Silas H. Smith, Samson Eagan, Henry Spe< 
Jacob Gregory, James Brand, William Good and 204 others. 

1825. Dec. 8. A 1239. Election to ascertain will of people In regard 
holding of constitutional convention. J. B. Breckinridge, Jai 
Christian, Robert A. Venable, Cazon Greiner, Wm. Young, Wm. 1 
lor and 950 others. 
Stockholders of Tye River & Blue Ridge Turnpike Company. 

1825. Dec. 29. A 1240. Act authorizing Board of Public Works to £ 
scribe $2,400 of stock in company. Company was obliged to m 
private loan of $2,000, with which road has been put in fairly g 
shape, but money is needed to pay oft this loan, for which o 
part of stockholders are bound. Robert Doake, Saml. Finley, J 
B. Christian, Robt. Steele, James Tate, Robert McCormick and 
others. Bill reported, 

Tunkers or Menonists. 

1826. Dec. 7. A 1241. Exemption from militia duty on religl 
grounds, and from payment of fines for failure to perform di 
Printed. Abraham Garber, Peter Miller, Joseph Yound. Jacob I 
himer, Christian Coffman and 7 others. 

1826. A 1241. Report of the proceedings of the meeting of Board of I 
lie Works held on January 20, 1826. Resolution adopted that it is 
expedient to subscribe to the stock of the Staunton and Ja: 
River Turnpike Company, unless the act of February }2, 1825, 
so amended as to require payment for stock purchased by indi 

1826. Dec. 13. A 1242. Extension of State turnpike from Coving 
present eastern terminus, to Staunton, at expense of $24,600. S 
could add 71 miles to turnpike and would receive handsome p 
from the addition. Printed. Jefferson Kinney, C. Basserman, ' 
Kinney, Samuel Hunter, Francis T. Stribling, W. G. McCrea an 
others. Duplicate 1 with 98 names, 2 with 43 names. Itemized 
mate of expense. Laid on table. 

Beeton, Hannah H. 

1826. Dec. 16. A 1243. Divorce from husband, Robert Beeton. H 
drunken, beats petitioner, turns her out of house and other 
ill-treats her. He has sold everything to obtain drink, and fir 
in 1817 turned petitioner and infant daughter out of doors 
began a connection with a woman of ill-fame. Petitioner by 1 
work has supported herself and child and acquired some housel 
articles, which are liable to be taken at any moment by her 
band. Certificate accompanying. Bill drawn. 



1827. Dec. 6. A 1244. Establishment of town of Mount Sidney, which 
has been recently laid off on lands of Capt. Henry B. Roland and 
Hugh Glen on main Valley Road; several houses have already been 
built. H. B. Roland, Fielding Windle, Thomas Cooper, James M. 
Gilbert, Jno. B. Yeatman, Th. N. Ruddell and 21 others. Draft of 
bill. Bill reported. 

mbers of Bar practising at Clarksburg. 

1827. Dec. 7. A 1245. Repeal of act passed at last session changing 
time of holding court in 15th circuit, and return to old system, with 
the exception of terms of Lewis and Harrison superior courts. 
John J. Allen, P. Chapin, B. S. Duncan, J. T. Brown. Rectsonahle. 

)Biso5. Samuel, & Wife, Mabgaret. 

1828. Jany. 15. A 1246. Permission to occupy and use for life land 
belonging to one Allen Lyons, who was engaged to marry Margaret 
Robison but who went west many years ago and has never been 
heard from since. Petitioners are old and in want. Bill drawn, 

)urt k Bar of Augusta. 
1828. Dec. 3. A 1247. Enlargement of jurisdiction of monthly court, 
giving it power to determine Commonwealth pleas. Court busi- 
ness is in a congested condition. James Bell, Jno. Wayt, John O. 
Sowers, G. K. Cochran, John B. Breckinridge, Wm. Davis and 18 
others. Bill drawn, 

aunton Court ft Bar. 
1828. Dec. 5. A 1248. Change in court term from May to June. Wm. 
Kinney, Jr., J. Crawford, Nich. C. Kinney, Alexander S. Hall, 
Charles Kinney, W. H. Tapp. D. W. Patteson, Thos. J. Michie. 
Bill drawn, 

abitants of Valley of Virginia. 

1828. Dec. 15. A 1249. Establishment of turnpike road from Staunton 
to Potomac River at some point on Chesapeake ft Ohio Canal or 
Baltimore ft Ohio R. R. Taxes should be levied upon Inhabitants 
of Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Berkeley and 
Jefferson to raise money for building road and a lottery should also 
be held. James Bell. Wm. Poage, Charles Kinney, Joseph Kerr, 
Henry M. Smith, S. Samuels and 139 others. Bill drawn. 


1829. Dec. 18. A 1250. Increase of reward for wolf scalps. Wolves 
kill many sheep, especially west of North Mountain. Wm. Bratton, 
Wm. Ramsay. Audley Paul, James Black, John Klncaid, David 
Guin and 50 others. Bill drawn. 

^Mtants of Mt. Sidney. 

1829. Dec. 22. A 1251. Permission to hold lottery to raise $5,000 to 
build market, town hall and other public buildings. Town Is ac- 
tlyely progressing but needs this aid. Daniel Stover, Jacob Deary, 
H. M. Darnall, Jacob Weller, Philip Sheetz, H. B. Roland and 39 
others. Bill reported. 

15« l{KI*(»HT OF STATK LIHKARIAX. lA 1252-A 

Rankin, Ann, n^e Fisiikr. 

1829. Dec. 22. A 12.^2. Divorce from her husband, Abner G. BUi 
Petitioner married him in 1S26 and separated from him afters* 
months because of his atrocious conduct. Copy of Augusta Sdik 
Court record. Bill drawn. 

PouTKR, Edwin, & Hi:zkkiah Bkldkn. 

1830. Jany. 20. A 1253, Reduction or remission of toll for petitlo 
stage coaches on Kanawha State Turnpike. Petitioners run 
of coaches three times a week between Staunton and Guyanc 
and travel turnpike for 90 miles. They have always paid full 
amounting to $200 a quarter, their coaches have advertised the 
do not injure it in transit, and they think they are entitled tc 
cial rates or complete exemption for a time. Re-committed ant 

Citizens of Augusta & Rockingham. 

1830. Dec. 7. A 1254. Incorporation of company to open navig 
of South River from Port Republic to Waynesborough. John 
ler. David Foutz. Lewis Wayland. Benj. T. Reid. John J. 
.Tames Finley and 20 others. Reported. 

1830. Dec. 8. A 1255. Change in election laws. Present syste 
holding election in different counties at different limes leads i 
cessive electioneering and prolonged disputes; also, law le 
sheriffs right to keep open or close polls at discretion Is cau 
many scandals. Remedy is to have all elections at same tim< 
to prescribe a regular time for closing polls. Printed. Joseph 
cett, William Chambers. Wm. Pittman. Frederic J. Alfriend. CI 
B. Penn, Jacob Kutz and 24 others. 

1830. Dec. 13. A 1250. Establishment of new election precinct at 
dlebrook. William Sprawl, C. Berry, Robt. McChesney, Jacob ( 
David East. Geo. L. Climer and 35 others. Duplicate wit 
names. Bill drawn. 

1830. A 1257. Appropriation of money to finish road from wt 
terminus of Staunton & James River Turnpike to eastern ei 
Warm Spring Mountain Turnpike, or incorporation of company 
power to apply funds raised by lottery in building road. Aci 
passed authorizing holding of lottery to raise $50,000 for bui 
said road. Commissioners instituted the lottery by contract 
firm of Stephenson & Points and $9,000 was raised, but letter 
been stopped by attempt to collect agents' license from ever) 
son selling tickets, whether regular agents or not. In this 
petitioners suggest that the Legislature take matter of bui 
road in its own hands. John H. Peyton. Briscoe G. Baldwin, 
Clarke, John Wayt. Henry Hartman. Joseph Cowan and 53 o 


1S30. Doc. 21. A 125S. Remission of tolls on Kanawha State 
l)ike. Petitioners operate stage coach line between StauntOD 
Guyandntto and traverse 90 miles of State turnpike, which 


have benefited by advertising and which the coaches do not injure 
in traveling; and value of property has risen because of better con- 
nections and increased circulation of money caused by coaches. 
But the line is not paying and petitioners find it impossible to pay 
Uix of $800 and tolls. Reported. 

>ta Females. 

Sol. A 1259. Extinction of slavery because of danger from slaves. 
They may rise at any time. Isabella McDowell, Maria Coalter, Ann 
A. Turner. Elizabeth McClung, Sarah B. Williamson. Mary Warden 
and 18 others. Duplicate with 45 names. 

sta Females. 

s:jl'. Jany. 19. A 1260. Emancipation of slaves, in order to protect 
people from danger of conspiracies. Elizabeth Stuart, Mary Hanger, 
Eth. Wilson. Hannah W. Wilson. Eliza Luck, Mary I^uck and 106 

i of Waynesborough. 

832. Dec. 4. A 12G1. Incorporation of "Waynesborough Academy and 
Town Hall." with Nathaniel Massie, William Clarke, John Wayt. 
Robert Guy, Livingston Waddell and Abraham Wayland as trus- 
tees. Jacob Horner, Jacob Laren, John J. Bell, Jos. C. Best, A. M. 
Austin, James C. Willson and 20 others. 


531. Dec. 9. A 1262. Plea for the Legislature to procure an amend- 
ment to the U. S. Constitution for purpose of transporting free 
negroes and slaves to Africa. Joseph Fawcett, William G. Kerr, 
Peter H. Sitlington, John Wise, Ro. Coyner, Wm. Robertson and 122 

libslcners of Staunton & Warm Springs Mountain Road. 

H32. Dec. 12. A 1263. Sufficient money to complete road, which will 
be 46 miles long (25 or 30 miles being finished), as lottery licensed 
for building road will produce nothing more. About $11,100 has 
been spent and $17,000 or $18,000 additional is needed. Road is 
valuable connecting link between east and west. Laid on table. 

>itaDts of Augusta, Rockbridge & Bath. 

532. Dec. 28. A 1264. New county to be formed out of Augusta and 
Rockbridge west of North Mountain and Bath east of Warm Springs 
Mountain. County will have population of 4,000. and there will be 
no opposition to its formation, except from Bath. Reason for for- 
mation of county is need of central place for courthouse, as peti- 
tioners must go far to militia musters and have difficulty in getting 
accommodations at Warm Springs. Printed. James A. Cochran, 
Sam I^wis. Jno. Lewis, J. H. Denison, David Klnkeard. Alexr. Mil- 
ler and 37 others. Duplicate 1 with 40 names, 2 with 35 names, 3 
with 20 names. 4 with 9 names, 5 with 21 names. Resolution re- 


^^33. Jany. 7. A 1265. Establishment of turnpike from Staunton to 
intersect Harrisonburg and Warm Springs Mountain road at Jen- 
ning's Gap. Such connection would give a continuous UuuvW^ 


from Scottsville to end of Kanawha road, a great central 
fare from east to west Jno. Brown, Wm. R. Benson, Isaac 
John Jack, George Erwin, Robert Douglass and 101 others. Retmr 

Staunton & James River Turnpike Company. 

1833. Jany. 7. A 1266. Increase of stock to $80,000. Road has 
great benefit Carriage of fiour from Staunton to ScottSYllIe has 
creased from $1.25 to $.75 per barrel. About 40,000 barrels i 
taken to market along road last year. Yet road is easily aifecM 
by rain; becomes bad and must be thrown open for free passage; 
becomes cut up and is expensive to repair. Road pays $&^00 It 
tolls now, and if permanently improved, would pay $10,000. Stock 
should be raised from $50,000 to $80,000 to allow for improvemeiiL 
Joseph Brown, Pres. Reasonable. 


1833. Dec. 4. A 1267. Change of term of circuit superior court of 
Augusta from June 1 and November 1, to June 10 and November 
10. At present judge begins court immediately after holding coort 
in four other counties, and attorneys of Rockbridge, AlbemaiH 
Bath and Botetourt are prevented from attending Augusta coat 
Lucas P. Thompson, Sidney S. Baxter, Thos. J. Michle, Nict C 
Kinney, John H. Peyton, Briscoe G. Baldwin, Alexander H. H. Sta- 
art. Wm. Kinney, Jr., Charles Kinney, W. H. Taft Bill draicn. 

Citizens of Waynesborough. 

1833. Dec. 4. A 1268. Incorporation of Waynesborough, with truateei 
empowered to make laws and ordinances. Town now has 500 \^ 
habitants and is growing. A. Wayland, James Fulton, James ^ 
Helms. D. Guthrie, W. W. King, Ro. Guy and 54 others. Bill r 


1833. Dec. 7. A 1269. Establishment of branch bank or new bank 
Staunton. Capital is greatly needed In developing Augusta Count 
which has magnificent natural resources. It has 70 mills, each 
which manufactures about 1,000 barrels of flour per annum; aM 
annual exports of products amount to a million dollars; it has • 
stores. Staunton has population of 2,000, with 15 stores and sever 
groceries, and a lunatic asylum. Erasmus Stribling, Tho. L. Molte'' 
Trenton Harper. Matthew Blair. John B. Breckinridge, D. W. Patl 
son and 159 others. 

Citizens of Waynesborough. 

1833. Dec. 12. A 1270. Protest against petition asking for incorpor 
tion of Waynesborough with appointment of trustees. Petition w« 
gotten up by handful of interested persons and written by co 
greesman. Inhabitants are mostly poor and rent houses, and 
proi>erty is assessed higher tenants cannot pay rents. Regret ii 
ability to use appropriate lang\iage like the congressman's, but wla 
to impress Legislature that incorporation will be harmful t 
Waynesborough. John Deal. Henry Lynn, Robert Groom, John Wl 
son and 28 others. Laid on table. 


stees of Virginia Deaf & Dumb Asylum. 

1833. Dec. 28. A 1271. Incorporation of Deaf & Dumb Asylum and 
annual appropriation of $4,000 for its maintenance. House Doc. No. 
16. Referred. 


1834. Jany. 1. A 1272. Aid in construction of turnpike from Staun- 
ton to eastern terminus of Kanawha Road. Commissioners have 
built 28 miles of road, but owing to heavy additional tax upon lot- 
teries, lottery held for benefit of road has fallen through and 18 
miles of road are yet unbuilt Request that State shall either take 
charge of road and complete it or incorporate a stock company. 
W. Clarke, Wm. Kinney. Jr., James Trimble, David Sieg, Wm. 
Brady and 200 others. 

izens of Staunton. 
1834. Jany. 28. A 1273. Incorporation of Staunton Savings Institu- 
tion upon the same principles as those of the act incorporating the 
Harper's Ferry Savings Institution. Wm. Young, John C. Sowers, 
Alexander S. Hall, Thos. W. Brown, Charles Paxton, George Imbo- 
den and 96 others. Referred. 

aiBLiNc. Erahmus. 

1834. Dec. A 1274. Incorporation of AugusUi Springs Company for 
extending benefit of Augusta Springs water to all classes in com- 
munity. Property consists of 700 acres with extensive improvements; 
the value to be fixed at $20,000 and shares to be worth $300 each. 
Bill reported. 

tizens of Augusta, Rockbridge & Bath. 

1834. Dec. A 1275. Incorporation of company to raise $20,000 or as 
much as may be necessary, to complete the remaining 18 miles of 
road from Staunton to eastern terminus of Kanawha Turnpike. A 
lottery was authorized some years ago to raise money for road but 
was abandoned by contractors, owing to the increased tax on lot- 
teries. A considerable portion of the road and the most difficult 
has been completed. Petitioners also request privilege of charging 
tolls on new part of the road. John Dickinson, Archibald Withrow, 
David F. Withrow, Henry Crizer, James Crizer, John S. Nash and 
159 others. Reasonable. 

tizens of Bath. Rockbridge & Augusta. 

1835. Jany. 0. A 1276. Maintenance of turnpike as a free road. Peti- 
tioners consented to let road pass through their lands on condition 
that no tolls should be charged, and furthermore they have kept the 
road in good order by their own efforts. Petitioners would like to 
see road completed by a company and think that $12,000 would be 
sufllcient for that purpose. John Sloan, Samuel Crawford, Andrew 
Crawford. James Hughart, James Stuart, Peter Lemon and 21 
others. Referred. 

istees of Staunton Academy & Citizens. 
1835. Jany. 12. A 1277. Act transferring to trustees of academy cer- 
tain lands in Augusta County, valued at $1,500, which have escheated 
to the Commonwealth, for the purpose of rehabilitating the acad- 


emy, which has gone down in the last few years. William 
John H. Peyton, Briscoe G. Baldwin, Saml. Clarke, John C. 
J. Crawford, John McDowell, Erasmus Stribling. Trustees, and J 
others. Referred. 


1835. Jany. 24. A 1278. Authority to build road from CharloU 
across Blue Ridge into the lower part of Augusta, and grant ( 
the same facilities as were given in act authorizing the building fl 
roads from Charlottesville to Lynchburg and from CharlottesrUkl 
to Harrisonburg. For want of good road people are forced to go IV I 
Rockfish Gap, a distance of 50 miles, in order to take advantage dl 
the market which improvement of Rivanna River affords. Thirty 1 
miles of this distance might be cut off by the proposed road, which! 
would be an outlet to a district making more flour than any other I 
in upper part of State. Much flour made along Shenandoah River I 
goes to Georgetown for want of a better outlet, entailing \m^\ 
profit to Virginia and depriving farmers of necessary suppU* 
This trade tends constantly to destroy itself by exhausting timhcr, 
besides impoverishing soil and towns. The portion of Blue Rlte« 
Mountains between Rockflsh Gap and corner of Rockingham con^ 
tains several passes which might be improved, and all of tb©^ 
should be examined for the most convenient route to join m^^ 
county road to Waynesboro. F. M. Layton, George Rankin, Matl^^' 
Rankin, John A. Patterson. Michael Whitmore, Thos. Shumate B-^ 
22 others. Reasonable. 


1835. Jany. 24. A 1279. Establishment of a higher brand of flc^ 
under the flour inspection laws. Since inspection laws were pas^ 
many years ago, owing to improvement of threshing and millL ' 
machinery millers produce a better grade of flour, yet the inspecti 
does not require this best grade. Many millers adulterate go»- 
flour down to inspection requirements, but Richmond millers wi^ 
out attention to inspection sell good flour in order to secure trac^ 
G. A. Crenshaw, Michael Whitmore, William J. Leake, Nlchol 
Johnson, Zachariah Johnson, George Rankin and 2 others. 


1835. Dec. 21. A 1280. Establishment of a bank in Staunton. To^ 
has central location and population of nearly 2,000. Augusta h« 
population of 20,000, of which 17.000 are white. It produces lOO.OC 
barrels of flour annually, worth $400,000 or $500,000, and product 
of a total value of $700,000. Railway connections between Staunto* 
and Scottsville and Fredericksburg are projected. Samuel ClarW 
Wm. Kinney, Jr., Alexander H. H. Stuart, Philip Hopkins, Jno. E 
Garrett, Benjn. Crawford and 4 others. 

Inhabitants of Augusta & Rockingham. 

1836. Mar. 1. A 1281. Establishment of a bank in Charlottesville. D 
Foutz. George Weir, Wm. Shifflet. Henry Harner, Henry Wiade 
David Yount and 42 others. Referred. 


ens of Augusta, Albemarle & Buckingham. 

1836. Mar. 10. A 1282. Use of part of the increased banking capital 
of State at Charlottesville. Strother Brasse, James Hurt, Arthur 
Whitehurst, Thomas W. Gooch. B. R. Gillum, Joshua Foster and 54 
others. Laid on table. 

?r8 of the 32nd Regiment. 

1836. Dec. 8. A 1283. Permission for officers of the two Augusta regi- 
ments, the 32nd and 93rd, to have separate drilling places, instead 
of being forced to come to Staunton. Many officers live 20 or 25 
miles from that place and attendance on drills is very difficult for 
them. In consequence, changes among officers are very frequent 
and their attendance at the Staunton drill is irregular. Capt. Arm- 
strong Rankin, Lieut. John M. McCue, Lieut. Addison Todd, Lieut. 
Moses H. McCue, Franklin McCue, Col., Saml. Harnsbarger, Lt. Col. 
and Wm. W. Bashin. Rejected. 

rs of the 93rd Regiment. 

836. Dec. 8. A 1284. Protest against petition of officers of the 32nd 
Regiment asking for separate drilling places for the officers of two 
regiments. There are only 60 officers in both regiments and a 
smaller number would render Instruction in battalion and regimen- 
tal drilling ineffectual. If officers met separately there would not 
be more than 20 or 25 at each drill, too small a number to make 
training of any kind worth while. Besides it is beneficial for offi- 
cers of two regiments to meet occasionally. William Wilson, Col. 
James McLilley, Lt.-Col., Robt. S. Brooke, Capt. 

dent A Directors of Millboro & Carr's Creek Turnpike. 

836. Dec. 12. A 1285. Increase of stock to $7,000 by addition of 40 
shares of $50 each, the State to subscribe two-fifths. Company ex- 
pected Millboro estate to connect road with Staunton and Warm 
Springs Mountain road, but this has not been done and an increase 
of stock is needed for this purpose, as a connection with Staunton- 
Warm Springs Mountain road would greatly increase travel. A. T 
Barclay, Prest, Wm. Taylor, J no. A. Cumings, Directors. Referred. 

[holders of Rivanna Navigation Company. 

836. Dec. 13. A 1286. Further subscription by State to the company's 
stock. Individuals have subscribed $50,000 and State, $30,000; if 
State will take $10,000 more, it will be easy to sell remaining $10,000 
worth of stock. M. A. Meriwether, Pres., Danl. F. Carr and L. R. 
Railey, Directors. Bill drawn. 

. Pbkdebic a.. Executor of David Rohs. 

1836. Dec. 20. A 1287. Grant to petitioner of certain lands forfeited for 
delinquent taxes. A certain John Mills obtained patent to 580 acres of 
land on Bent Mountain in 1760; in 1764, Mills conveyed 180 acres and 
325 acres to William Carvin, who conveyed the two tracts to Alexander 
Baine in 1777 and the latter conveyed them in 1785 to David Ross, 
the petitioner's father. Judge Thomas T. Bouldin, testator of David 
Ross, overlooked lands, and taxes remained unpaid from 1809 to 
1815, when lands were forfeited. Petitioner asks for their return 
upon payment of back taxes. Referred. 



1837. Jany. 21. A 1288. Permission for John Bridget, freed by will 
of his mistress, Susannah Wayt, to remain in State. John is of ad- 
vanced age, being more than 50 years old, and so is averse to going 
to Liberia or other parts, especially as his wife lives in the neigh- 
borhood. L. Waddell, J. Wayt, R. H. Henry, Wm. W. King. N. Ma»- 
sie, Daniel Fishburn and 26 others. Reasonable, 


1837. Jany. 27. A 1289. Incorporation of company to build tumplK 
from Staunton to intersect Warm Springs and Harrisonburg Turr 
pike near Miller's Ironworks, with stock not exceeding $10,000. A^ 
addition road 13 ^4 miles long would make continuous turnpike froi 
Staunton to Harrisonburg, while at present road between two plao< 
is not piked and the fords are dangerous. David Griffith. B. 1 
Ervin, Wm. R. Blair, Saml. Todd, Philander Gamble, Jacob Cri 
and 115 others. Bill drawn. 

Commissioners of Free Road from Staunton to Eastern Terminus of Wa-r 
Springs Mountain Turnpike. 
1837. Feby. 4. A 1290. Aid in finishing road. Commissioners we: 
given power to raise $50,000 by lotteries for building road. In 1.8^ 
they made contract with Stevenson & Points to hold lotteries, I 
which said firm agreed to pay $4,000 per annum in quarterly pa: 
ments of $1,000. Firm of Taylor k Clarke took contract to bull 
whole road at rate of $595 per mile. Stevenson & Points establishes 
agencies throughout State and made payments per contract untfJ 
1833, when Assembly passed act requiring license of $60 for erery 
person selling lottery tickets. Lottery managers had previoosly 
paid tax of $40 for directing the lottery, but new law at once com- 
pelled Stevenson & Points to give notice of their withdrawal irom 
the lotteries, which their contract allowed, as it was impossible for 
them to pay $60 for each of their 400 agents, a sum of $24,000. 
Taylor & Clarke built road from Staunton to Buffalo Gap and from 
Warm Springs Turnpike to Panther Gap, for which they should 
have received $16,660 but got only $12,107; and furthermore th^ 
part of the road built was the most difficult, which firm built at » 
loss, hoping to recoup on remainder of road. Petitioners therefore 
ask some assistance, either payment from treasury or establishment 
of tolls or some other method. Briscoe G. Baldwin, Thos. J. Bflchl«' 
Alexander S. Hall, Nich. C. Kinney, Benj. Crawford, Thomas J. Stn- 
art and Robt. Brooke. Bill reported. 

Heirs of Alexander Humphreys. 

1837. Feby. 4. A 1291. Release to petitioners of tract of land forfeited 
for non-payment of taxes. Said land was granted in 1800 to AJ«** 
ander Humphreys and Genl. Edward W. Tupper, jointly; tract 
consists of 6.460 acres lying in Kanawha County and Including 
Rocky Fork of Poca River from its head waters nearly to its moutli- 
Humphreys moved many years ago to Kentucky where he die* 
leaving nearly all the petitioners minors, one of them an inftn^ 
In 1835 a petition was filed by one of Tupper's claimants aaldtf 


for a division of land, which was accordingly granted. Tupper had 
paid taxes on his half, but taxes on the other half have remained 
unpaid. Signed by David C. Humphreys for himself and the other 
heirs. Referred. 

ens of Augusta & Rockingham. 

!837. Feby. 6. A 1292. Incorporation of company to build toll bridge 
over North River at or near the present ford on the road from New 
Market and Keezletown to Staunton. Road is much traveled by 
wagons carrying merchandise to southwestern states and the ford is 
dangerous. The sum of $3500 is needed to build bridge. David 
Hedrick, Elijah Clark. Jos. Gongwer, Michael Flory, Joseph Hee- 
brick, Jacob Nipple and 75 others. Bill drawn. 

Lees k Citizens of Waynesboro. 

837. Dec. 29. A 1293. Act giving collector or Serjeant appointed by 
board of trustees of Waynesboro the powers of a county constable 
within town limits. Said collector is to be bonded. R. H. Henry, 
Nathl. Massie, Wm. W. King, Abraham Lynn, E. A. Wayland, Trus- 
tees, and 19 citizens. Rejected. 

ident ft Directors of the Valley Turnpike Company. 

1838. Jany. 8. A 1294. Authority to increase number of directors from 
five to ten. Board of Public Workp appoints three directors, leaving 
only two to be appointed by stockholders. Furthermore, a repeal 
of so much of act incorporating company as forbids Board of Public 
Works from borrowing money at more than 5 per cent, so that 
Board may make temporary loans at 6 per cent. Winchester, since 
the completion of railroad from Harper's Ferry, has become a great 
flour market and petitioners are anxious for road to be completed 
as soon as possible; 39 miles of it are now under contract and con- 
siderable progress has been made on the first nine miles; as soon 
as weather permits, contractors for remaining 30 miles will begin 
work. Stockholders have been called upon to pay $5 upon each 
share and most of them have paid. Signed, Ben. Taylor, Prest. Re- 

tisoN, Jameh F. 

1838. Feby. 9. A 1295. Authority for Auditor to pay Patterson and 
Brown of Staunton the sum of $19 for four allowances made by 
court of inquiry of 32nd Regiment. Allowances were made to John 
Orebaugh and Henry G. Snyder, who transferred them to Patterson 
and Brown. Reported. 

ens of Greenville. 

1838. Mar. 1. A 1296. Incorporation of Greenville Academy. Ballard 
Smith, Benjamin F. Graham. Isaac Hall, Wm. Lightner, James M. 
Lilley, McClung Patton. Alexander McCorkle, Trustees, and 57 
others. Referred. 

bitants of Staunton. 

1838. Mar. 19. A 1297. Amendment to act of December 23, 1801, in- 
corporating town of Staunton. Jurisdiction of justices and court of 
Staunton to be extended so as to embrace all cases the defendants 
in which live within the corporation limits, whether plainUtla \\n^ 


there or not. Kenton Harper, Mayor, Saml. Clarke, Recorder, 
ander S. Hall, Francis T. Stribling, J. Kinney, Edward Valent 
Aldermen; Merrill Cusbing, Hy. Imboden, Jno. Grove, Councilman;^ 
Erasmus Stribling, Clerk, John Carrol, Serjeant and 41 others. 


1839. Jany. 22. A 1298. Erection of* macadamized road from Scol 
ville to Staunton, to be built by the State or by a company, 
ent mud turnpike, two-flfths of whose stock is owned by 
does not meet existing demands and will be totally inadequate wl 
James River Canal is completed; $500,000 worth of produce is ni 
hauled over it, and the amount will be doubled upon completion fl(' 
canal. Bad means of access to James River causes trade to go to 
Georgetown and Baltimore to the benefit of another state. Tdto 
from macadamized road would pay for its construction, or at leait 
would so increase profits of James River Canal that State wonM 
be reimbursed for its expenditure. New road could be built upon 
mud turnpike, which would be transferred to the State or to a new 
company in which the State should subscribe three-fifths of the 
stock. James P. Tyler, Will W. Wallace, Saml. W. Allen. John H. 
Goodloe, John P. Sadler, Wm. Gulley and 185 others. Referred, 

Citizens of Waynesboro. 

1839. Jany. 22. A 1299. Building of macadamized road from Scott* 
ville to Staunton. In case this cannot be done, the grant of a sum 
to increase present capital sufilciently to make macadamized road. 
J. Wayt, George Shrivey, John J. Bell. Wm. Gregory, R. H. Henry, 
J. H. Triplett and G2 others. Referred. 


1839. Feby. 6. A 1300. Change of voting place of Pastures Precinct 
from its present inconvenient location at Robert Dunlap's bouse to 
Deerfield on Harrisonburg and Warm Springs Turnpike. Wm. Arm- 
strong, James R. Black. James Ailer, W. Clayton, Wm. Guy, L. 
Pauly and 21 others. Reported. 


1839. Feb. 13. A 1301. Increase in salaries of judges. According to 
act of Assembly passed after ratification of constitution, circuit 
judges are paid $1500, associate judges of Court of Appeals $2500, 
and the president $2700. Salaries were too low at time they were 
fixed and since then, owing to increase of banking capital in Union, 
value of money has decreased and cost of necessaries of life has in- 
creased from 20 to 50 per cent. Judges are worst paid officers in 
State's service; few of them are able to support families on their 
salaries, and many do outside work, while others resign and returo- 
to the bar. Printed. William Craig. Richd. N. Hudson, James A.- 
Forbes, Ro. S. Maupen, J. Worthington Smith, Hugh W. ShefPey an<S^ 
62 others. Referred. 


1839. Feby. 16. A 1302. Construction by State of railroad from Staui*^ -" 
ton to James River or to Charlottesville. In 1836, Charles B. Shaw^^ 
Chief Engineer, reported to Board of Public Works a survey for ^^' 
railroad from Scottsville to Staunton, which, he estimated, wonl^^ 


pay a 7 per cent dividend on capital expended. Petitioners believe 
that a railroad from Scottsville to Staunton (52 miles) would cost 
less than Shaw calculated and yield a greater income. Shaw esti- 
mated that road would carry 100,000 barrels of flour annually, 
while petitioners would put the flgure at 120,000; Shaw estimated 
revenue from other freight at $21,000 and petitioners think it would 
amount to twice as much; Shaw put the whole return freight at 
$21,000 and petitioners at $40,000; also, Shaw's estimate of a $30,000 
income from passenger traflBc is too low. Road would probably 
yield an income of 10 per cent, or 12 per cent. A minority of citi- 
zens prefer a macadamized road to railroad, but cost of carrying a 
barrel of flour by road from Staunton to Scottsville would be 70 
cents and half as much by railroad. Travelers prefer railroad, and, 
besides, it carries such products as hay. lumber, oats, lime and coal, 
which cannot be carried by road. It would be wise for State to 
build this railroad and retain rich Valley trade for Virginia to 
exclusion of the North. Printed. Erasmus Stribling, Jefferson 
Kinney. Adam Bickell, Wm. Trimble, Geo. R. Snapp, Paul Sieg and 
68 others. Duplicate 1 with 115 names, 2 with 44 names. Bill re- 


1839. Feby. 16. A 1303. Increase in salaries of judges. Printed. Jo- 
seph Paints, J. Smith, Ed. Valentine, Wm. D. Cooke, Alexander S. 
Hall, Jacob Bumgardner and 34 others. Referred. 


1839. Feby. 25. A 1304. Railroad from Staunton, to be built by State 
wholly or in part. Printed. William Craig, A. Waddell, Matthew 
Pilson. R. F. Merritt. Abraham Lovell, Briscoe G. Baldwin and 18 
others. Referred. 

1839. Feby. 25. A 1305. New election precinct at Greenville for con- 
venience of people in southern part of county. B. F. Graham, Wil- 
liam LIghtner, John Newton, Alexander Brownlee, James M. Lilley, 
Isham S. Parrlsh and 104 others. Reported. 


1839. May 28. A 1306. Release from a bond made by petitioner and 
D. W. Patteson, partners in a contract to complete a part of Staun- 
ton & Parkersburg Turnpike. Petitioner made over to Patteson all 
his rights in the partnership concern and received a release from 
Patteson for all debts of the concern, but Patteson became finan- 
cially involved and petitioner is pressed for payment of his share 
of bond. Copy of agreement between Patteson and Gelger. Execu- 
tion on property of Geiger, Patteson and others. 

1839. Dec. 23. A 1307. Change of polling place from Robert Dunlap's 
to William Guy's at Deerfield. Deerfield Is on Harrisonburg & 
Warm Springs Turnpike and has a postoflace. tavern and store. 
Wm. Guy, Robt. J. Glendy, Wm. Armstrong, John Bulmer, John 
Edmondson, Wm. R. Black and 27 others. Reported. 


President & Directors of the Valley Turnpike Company. 

1840. Jany. 13. A 1308. Change In amendment of Valley Turnplto 
Company's charter passed at last session adding a clause of the 
railroad law of 1837, which requires payment for all lands con- 
demned for road. This law is just in case of railroads, but turn- 
pikes usually parallel old roads, which are closed on completion d 
turnpikes and revert to owners, so that latter lose nothing and in 
fact usually gain by the change. B. Taylor, Prest, J. Hardesty, R. 
Moore, J. Harnesbarger, J. B. Breckenridge, P. Williams, I. C. Shilh 
man, Directors. 

Black woou, S a m i; el. 

1840. Jany. 31. A 1309. Affidavit of Blackwood to effect that John 
Newton had taken oath that he posted a notice of petition for a nei 
election precinct at Greenville. 

Judge & Bar of Augusta Circuit Court. 

1841. Jany. 7. A 1310. Change in terms of circuit court from June 10 
and November 10 to June 1st and November 1st. Terms are not 
too short for dispatch of business. Briscoe G. Baldwin, Wm. Kin- 
ney. Thos. J. Michie, Alex. H. H. Stuart, D. S. Young. C. Johnson, 
Jr., Chs. H. Ixjwis. Wm. B. Kayser. Chesley Kinney. Bill drawn. 

Valley Turnpike Company. 

1841. Jany. 20. A 1311. Authority to increase stock to $400,000. Stock 
is now $375,000 and extra amount is needed to complete worl^ 
Road from Winchester to Staunton is finished with exception ^^ 
about one mile, but bridges over Shenandoah. North and Mldd^^ 
rivers are still to be built. Ben Taylor, Prest. Hill reported. 

Valley Turnpike Company. 

1841. Jany. 20. A 1312. Compensation for loss incurred by compa^ 
by sale of State script below par. State pays its subscription * 
three-fifths of the company's stock in money, but Board of Pub^ 
Works was unable to sell State script at par and was unauthorli^^ 
to sell it at less and so stopped payments to company. Latter woi^ 
have had to abandon work on road, or to take script in lieu 
money and sell it to the best advantage; it did this, selling $162.4- 
wortl! of script for $157,915. a loss of $4,522. Company asks tl»- 
this loss be made good; and furthermore that the State will pay t^ 
engineer. Board of Public Works appoints the engineer and It 
strange that company should be required to pay his salary. Be- 
Taylor, Prest. Laid on table. 

Citizens of Greenville. 

1841. Jany. 20. A 1313. New election precinct in Greenville. HentT 
W. Burch. R. S. Jackson. I. L. Lightner. Alfred M. McGutDn, B. '^ 
McGuffln. Hugh Fulton and fi5 others. Reasonable, 

Valley Turnpike Company. 

1841. Jany. 20. A 1314. Loan of State bonds to company. Cost fl^ 
completing road is greater than the estimate. Sum of $25,000 l 
needed to build bridges, but company's funds are exhausted and lOB* 
would ensue from waiting to raise money by tolls. If bonds ar* 
loaned company, interest will be paid punctually and security wll- 
be given. Ben. Taylor. Prest. Hill npnrted. 



?41. Jany. 25. A 1315. Incorporation of trustees of Shemariah Acad- 
emy with power to hold property to amount of $20,000. Academy is 
14 miles southwest of Staunton and three or four miles northwest of 
Middlebrook; faculty is composed of Rev. Enoch Thomas, A. M., 
Prin., Robert LiOgan, A. B., Asst., and Franklin P. Montgomery, 
Usher. Adam Grove, Downey McCutchen, David Kerr, Joseph Trim- 
ble, E. Hogshead, Charles C. McCutchen and 16 others. Letter to 
Augusta representatives. Bill reported. 

B. Geobge. 

841. Feby. 3. A 131G. Grant of three years' time in which to pay his 
indebtedness to State. He wishes to divide amount in three notes, 
to run one, two and three years. 


841. Feby. 5. A 1317. New election precinct at Samuel Craig's in 
Little Calf Pastures, to be called Bellefonte precinct. Saml. Craig, 
Robert Craig, John C. W. Young, Robert Young. George Henderson, 
Matthias Fry and 26 others. Resolution reported. 

E, Frank. 

841. Feby. 6. A 1318. Receipt for petition of Reuben D. Hill, sheriff 
of Augusta. 


841. Dec. 8. A 1319. New election precinct at Samuel Craig's in Little 
Calf Pastures, to be called Craigsville precinct. Place is 20 miles 
from courthouse and twelve miles from nearest voting place. Luke 
Woodward. Robert Meek, John Lockridge, Robert Craig. Wm. Y. 
McCutchan. Archd. Armstrong and 28 others. Bill ordered. 

842. Sept. 19. A 1320. Recommendation of James L. Campbell by 
Briscoe G. Baldwin, L. Waddell, John H. Peyton. R. S. Brooke and 

OBTH, William. 

843. Feby. 15. A 1321. Reimbursement for losses sustained by peti- 
tioner on tract of five miles of Staunton and Parkersburg road. Peti- 
tioner took contract at $590 a mile, but several landslides have oc- 
curred and he has lost money, which loss could not have been con- 
templated in contract. Indorsed by John Ayres. Saml. Hiliard, John 
8. Ayers, John Stundley, Abraham Cunningham and 47 others. 


1843. Dec. 9. A 1322. New election precinct at New Hope, which is a 
thickly settled neighborhood. G. W. McCulloch. Jacob Coffman, John 
AUford. S. Jameson, F. M. Floyd, S. Patteson and 72 others. Re- 


1843. Dec. 11. A 1323. Change in the existing jury system, which is 
very IneflBcient. Sheriffs are required to summon jurors, who are 
enjoined under heavy penalties to attend court until discharged; 
they receive no compensation. People put on juries are usually 
poor and jury verdicts are seldom accepted as final, which involves 
great expense and loss of time. Petitioners desire ^ system like 


that of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky; by this method 
sioner of revenue will draw names by lot and jurors so chosen vffl 
receive $1 a day as compensation. Printed in newspaper. Hatch 
Clark, Jno. R. Syrcle. Morgan Hogsett, John H. Will. Juo. K. Clirt, 
A. B. McCausland and 98 others. 
O'Neale, Francis. 

1843. Dec. 12. A 1324. Receipt for petition asking to be refunded lo« 
caused by depreciation of State bonds given petitioner by Board tf 
Public Works in payment for building a bridge on Staunton I 
Parkersburg road. 


1844. Jany. 4. A 1325. Change in jury system. Jas. Craig, Jacob E 
Berkee, Wm. Whitmore, Jas. R. Wheeler, Daniel Whitmore, J. D. 
Craig and 33 others. Referred. 

Directors of Valley Turnpike Company. 

1844. Jany. 11. A 1326. Loan of $35,000. or guarantee of company^ 
bonds to that amount. Company is pursued by creditors and caa- 
not immediately pay them, but it can make regular payments ^ 
intervals, if assisted. Cost of building road was $400,000 and coin- 
pany is willing to give mortgage to secure loan or bond guarantee. 
Tolls for year ending June 1, 1844. would amount to $12,000; «*' 
penses will be $5,000 and interest $3,600. leaving a good balanc? 
Bill ordered. 


1844. Jany. 15. A 1327. Change in jury system. Wm. A. Hanger, Je* 
Allen, Lewis Defendough, Wm. Multon, John Keller, Joseph Ra' 
bottom and 29 others. Referred. 

Officers of the 67th Regiment. 

1844. Dec. 7. A 1328. Re-establishment of brigade inspectors for mili^ 
Militia service suffers greatly for need of inspectors, as officers 
present have no chance of receiving practical instruction. Edm. 
Hunter, Col., Israel Robinson, Capt.. Philip Siler, Capt.. G. F. Di 
aldson. Capt. and 8 others. Referred. 


1845. Jany. 11. A 1329. Protest against macadamizing of Staunt 
and James River Turnpike. It is unnecessary, as road is good tii 
thirds of the year and produce can be hauled to market before wlnt 
season with little inconvenience to farmers. Present road is wi 
located across mountain and conditions could be bettered only 
great expenditure. Furthermore, macadamizing Is impractical 
owing to scarcity of rock, as limestone cannot be had along t 
road nor indeed east of Blue Ridge. Samuel Coiner, Andrew Bel 
David D. Coiner, John Frenger, Jacob Cole. John Fulwider and 
others. Referred. 


1844. Dec. 16. A 1330. Protest against macadamizing Staunton k Jane 
River Turnpike. Friends of macadam claim that 30 or 40 barr" 
of flour could be hauled in a load on macadamized road and c 
Valley Pike as an instance, but this load could not be carried o'^ 


Blue Ridge. Israel's and Green Mountains to ScottsvUle. No more 
than 15 or 20 barrels could be carried over mountains at any 
time. John Leonard, Geo. K. Keiser, Jacob Smlsker, Richard Tru- 
man, Richard A. Coiner and 46 others. Bill reported. 

of Valley in Virginia. 

844. Dec. 16. A 1331. Amendment of charter so as to make only two 
of the old directors inelligible for re-election at annual election of 
directors. DiflScult to find men to manage a capital of $1,000,000, 
unless they are stockholders and deeply interested In bank. 


S44. Dec. 18. A 1332. Increase of stock of Staunton & James River 
Turnpike Company for purpose of macadamizing road. Present 
condition of financial depression makes it necessary to diminish cost 
of transportation, and if road is macadamized 30 or 40 barrels of 
flour could be carried in one load as easily as 15 or 20 barrels in 
the dry season at present. Flour is taken 92 miles from Staunton 
to Winchester at cost of 50 cents a barrel, while it costs 75 cents a 
barrel to carry flour from Staunton to Scottsville, half the former 
distance. On a macadamized road cost could be cut down to 25 
cents a barrel for flour, and for plaster, salt, etc. in proportion. 
Valley Turnpike would not act then as a feeder for Baltimore and 
draw trade away from James River Canal; 80,000 to 100,000 barrels 
of flour pass annually over this road and the saving in transporta- 
tation would soon pay for macadamizing. Printed. James Bush, 
Wm. Chapman, W. I. Hopkins, John S. Bracks, John A. Cummings 
and 32 others. Bill ordered. 

1S44. Dec. 18. A 1333. Same as A 1332. D. S. Young, John B. Taylor, 

Joseph Brown, William Withrow, Jr.. John Long, Valentine Dane 

and 8 others. 


1844. Dec. 19. A 1334. Incorporation of Augusta Female Seminary. 
School has been in operation two years. List of proposed trustees. 
Francis McFarland, James Crawford, Wm. Brook, Adam Link, John 
McCue and 21 others. Reported. 


1844. Dec. 20. A 1335. Incorporation of Virginia Collegiate Institute. 
List of proposed trustees. C. C. Baughman, Chesley Kenney, C. N. 
Lewis. James F. Patterson and 4 others. Bill reported. 


^8*5. Jany. 4. A 1336. Change in jury system. At present jurors are 
unpaid and are summoned at discretion of sheriff, with result that 
rich and Influential men are able to escape jury duty, while farmers 
and mechanics are pressed into service, greatly to their loss. Jurors 
should be paid $1 a day, and should be selected by lot by commis- 
sioner of revenue. If paid juries are not wanted in whole State, 
counties should be granted option of paying or not paying juries; 
the expense in Augusta would amount to about $976 annually, -wYAeXi 


sum distributed among 6,000 tithables would make an inc 
cost of 16 cents. Printed in newspaper. B. F. Graham, A. ( 
M. V. Vines, Thomas S. Henry, R. C. Valentine, A. H. Hi 
and 69 others. 


1845. Jany. 11. A 1337. Increase of stock of Staunton & Jame 
Turnpike Company for purpose of macadamizing road. 
David M. Huffman, A. D. Trotter, Archd. Showalter, Wn 
Michael G. Harman, Davis Y. Fox and 48 others. 


1845. Jany. 11. A 1338. Same as A 1337. Reuben D. Hill, Vi 
Bell, J. N. Hendon, Benjm. Honft, H. M'Clung, Robt Cowan 


1845. Jany. 11. A 1339. Same as A 1338. Thoms. Clarke, Job 
ilton, Henry H. Peck, Franklin P. Marshall, Peter Bazzle 
Brown and 13 others. 

Baylor, Gkorge. & Joshua H. Evans. 

1845. Jany. 11. A 1340. Repayment of $56 expended in unlfori 
Waynesboro Light Infantry, of which petitioners are capt 
first lieutenant, respectively. Militia in vicinity had done 
vice for ten years prior to formation of the Light Infantry 
owing to an understanding among the militia not to elect 
Petitioners succeeded in raising a volunteer company of 
which they supplied with cloth and trimmings for unif 
Richmond prices, sustaining the above mentioned loss. I 
is repaid, petitioners will use it to buy instruments for a 
accompany soldiers. Rejected, 


1845. Jany. 15. A 1341. Protest against locating the macadam! 
from Staunton to Scottsvllle a*Iong any other route than 
turnpike. Proposed new route passes through valuable meac 
and would cause depreciation in value of this land and a co: 
loss to the State, while it would also diminish value of 
along turnpike. Ro. Waide, David Coiner, Jacob Stovei 
Baily. Peter Ling. S. B. Brown and 04 others. Bill reporU 


1845. Dec. 22. A 1342. Change in jury system. Jury should b 
by lot instead of by sheriffs and should be paid. Cost would 
to $1,056 in Augusta. Lucas P. Thompson. Saml. Clarke, 
Mlchie. Wm. Frazier. Alexr. H. H. Stuart. Alfred Chapman 

Baij>win. John B. 

1845. Dec. 22. A 1343. Receipt for four petitions on subject < 
ing jurors comi)ensation. 

Pearson, John. 

1845. Dec. 25. A 1344. Payment of $24.96 due petitioner for 
vices in teaching poor children in 1S44 and 1845. Petitic 


been unable to collect this money from treasurer of school fund, 
because the fund appropriated by commissioners for the district had 
been exhausted when his bill was presented and commissioners re- 
fused to draw on the quota for the succeeding year. Rejected. 


845. Dec. 29. A 1345. Incorporation of company to construct railroad 
from western terminus of LfOuisa Railroad, via Staunton and the 
Great Kanawha, to the Ohio River. Immediate connection between 
east and west is an economic necessity, as a continuous water com- 
munication is impracticable. This is the shortest, cheapest and 
directest route that can be adopted and would develop mineral water 
region of State. Proposed route passes through the middle of the 
State, where there are no streams or canals; consequently there 
would be no competition. Wm. Kinney, Edward C. Fisher, John D. 
Watts, George Eskrldge, Erasmus Strlbling. Edwin M. Taylor and 
123 others. Referred. 

?n8 of Scottsville. 

S45. A 1346. Aid in macadamizing Staunton & James River Turnpike. 
Act was passed at last session authorizing company to raise $175,000 
for macadamizing road, but subscriptions have not been obtained. 
Macadamizing road is a vital matter; Scottsville formerly enjoyed 
a great trade, but owing to completion of Staunton & Winchester 
Road and to bad condition of Staunton & James River Turnpike, 
trade of Valley is being fast diverted to Baltimore. This diversion 
can be prevented by macadamizing turnpike from ' Staunton to 
Scottsville, which is a natural channel of trade, as is shown by the 
fact that 1400 barrels of flour were inspected at Scottsville when 
turnpike became good in October. Report of the engineer. Pamph- 
let. John Tyler, B. Hansel, S. Waggoner, H. White, S. White, H. T. 
Hartman and 155 others. 

DDELL, A.. Bex J. M. Smith & Richard Collins. 

1846. Dec. 8. A 1347. Protest against act of March 4. 1846, empower- 
ing directors of Western Lunatic Hospital to condemn land at valu- 
ation price in neighborhood. Petitioners' lands are in danger from 
this act. but they are not essential to prosperity of institution and 
other adjoining lands can be had at a lower rate. A minority of 
directors do not consider acquisition of petitioners' lands necessary. 
Loss of these lands would embarrass petitioners and would establish 
an important precedent. If lands can be condemned around public 
institutions, power of condemnation should be extended to other 
places in the State. Letter of A. Waddell. Referred. 

^ns, Justices of Peace & Members of Bar. 

1846. Dec. 14. A 1348. Some method of relieving congested state of 
affairs In circuit court of Augusta. This district has population of 
more than 80.000 and delays in business are troublesome because 
of great amount of litigation. Judge Thompson, the presiding judge. 
Is forced to engage in outside pursuits because of the small salary 
given him. James Bell, W. Young, Jacob Baylor, Wm. M. Pate„ 
R. H. Dudley, E. C. Fisher and 107 others. 


Stockholders of Valley Turnpike Company. 

1847. Jany. 12. A 1349. Increase in number of State proxies from one 
to three. State owns three-fifths of stock, and, by the terms of the 
charter, majority of stock must be represented at general meetings; 
consequently no meeting can be held if the single State proxy ^ 
absent. Road is 92 miles long and it is difficult to assemble stock* 
holders at any point, and meetings are made void by non-attend- 
ance of State proxy. Furthermore State proxy's vote is decislTe 
and minority stockholders have no voice. With three State proxies 
there would be division of opinion. D. W. Barton, Ben Taylor, Wm. 
Miller, I. C. Kirby, N. Bent, H. M. Brent. J. H. Sherrard, Lloyd 
Logan, N. W. Richardson, P. Williams. 

Campbell, Jamks L., Free Negro. 

1847. Jany. 16. A 1350. Permission to remain in Staunton. Peti- 
tioner has returned from living in Philadelphia, in order to be wltt 
his parents, who are old and need him. He is a son of Rober 
Campbell, citizen of Staunton, and lived with his parents until ^ 
attained his majority, when he went to Philadelphia to obtaii^ 
common Englisn education. He went to school for two years ^' 
then re-commenced his trade of barber; he was recalled to Staua^ 
by his father, who needed his assistance in his shop. Robert Ca^ 
bell, his father, was a native of Falmouth. Stafford County, ^ 
served in the last war with Great Britain as body servant to M»« 
John Stanard; he was discharged from service in 1814 and w^ 
to Staunton, where he acquired some property. Certificate of c? 
zens of Staunton that Robert and James Campbell are respecta'^ 
parties and requesting the grant of their petition. L. Waddell. C 
H. Lewis, A. B. Kinney, Reuben D. Hill, L. P. Thompson, Wm. K 
ney and 26 others. Referred. 

Stockholders of Valley Turnpike Company. 

1847. Jany. 19. A 1351. Amendment to law requiring appointment 
three persons to act as State proxies, directing that the proxies she 
be selected from different counties and that one or more proxl 
shall represent the entire stock in case of the absence of the othei 
State owns three-fifths of stock, and, under terms of charter, m. 
jority of stock must be represented at general meetings; a majoril 
cannot be represented if State proxies are absent. Isaac Thomas 
Jas. P. West, William Pickering, Richard Pickering, P. P. Koont 
George Rhoades and 5 others. Reported. 

Stockholders of the Valley Turnpike Company. 

1847. Jany. 22. A 1352. Duplicate of A 1351. Alexander H. H. Stuar 
E. G. Moorman, Wm. Kinney, Thos. P. Wilson, James Walker, Sane 
Harnsbarger. Reported. 

President of the Valley Turnpike Company. 

1847. Jany. 23. A 1353. Appointment of the 4th Thursday in Octob- 
as date for annual meeting of stockholders. Present date of meetina 
in June is very inconvenient. John W. Rice, Prest. Reported. 

President & Directors of Bank of Valley in Virginia. 

1847. Jany. 23. A 1354. Establishment of a branch at Staunton. Bi 
act of 1837, provision was made for raising capital and establishini 


banks at Staunton and Warren ton, but this was never carried out; 
consequently it is asked that a bank may be established with capital 
of $100,000 and a further limit of $200,000. With banks at Win- 
chester. Romney, Charlestown, Leesburg and Staunton, bank capital 
would be widely diffused. J. A. Tibball, Prest. Referred. 

ms & Millers. 

847. Feby. 9. A 1355. Establishment of flour inspection at Staunton. 
Several thousand barrels of flour are sold in town annually and in- 
spection is needed. Jas. A. Cochran, C. T. Cochran, Jefferson Kin- 
ney, Porterfield A. Heiskell. C. Ringway and 58 others. Laid on 

ipsoN, Nancy. 

847. Feby. 11. A 1356. Authority to sell property left petitioner by 
her husband. Smith Thompson. Latter served in Revolutionary 
War for over four years, was taken prisoner at Charleston and 
escaped by a strategem; married petitioner in 1809 and died in 
1840. leaving a small property. He was a Scotchman and childless, 
and there are no heirs, lineal or collateral. Petitioner is old and 
afflicted with cancer of the temple: she needs money, but is told 
that her husband's property belongs to Elite and will lapse upon 
her death. Referred. 


1847. Mar. 9. A 1357. Submission to voters of county at spring elec- 
tion of the question of subscribing $23,000 worth of stock in the 
macadamized road from Staunton to Scottsville. If vote is affirma- 
tive, county court shall assess the levy upon people of county for 
payment of the installments, as they may be determined upon. 
Stock should be vested in county court and dividends should be 
used to reduce the levy. Ch. Cochran, Jacob Baylor, Wm. W. 
Donaghe, J. B. Trimble, Adam Stover, George Zimmerman and 34 
others. Laid on table. 


847. March 17. A 1358. Election in county upon question of subscrib- 
ing $35,000 worth of stock in Staunton and Scottsville macadamized 
road. James Wiley, George Cranford, Henry Stirritt, John Gibson. 
John Larew, A. Smith and 30 others. Laid on table. 

D. Sally. 

847. Dec. 8. A 1359. Grant of benefit of a judgment obtained against 
Sarah Elckard for assault and battery. Petitioner was an appren- 
tice of Jacob Eckard, and Sarah Eckard, his wife, inflicted a bad beat- 
ing upon her. Eckard and wife have removed to Indiana or Illinois, 
but petitioner would endeavor to have judgment served if granted. 
Certificate. Referred. 

IDS of Augusta, Rockbridge & Bath. 

847. Dec. 17. A 1360. Act making free a certain section of ten miles 
of the old Staunton and Warm Springs road which is now incorpo- 
rated in Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike. Old road was sur- 
veyed 17 years ago by Col. Crozet, and property owners gave land 
on the understanding that road was to be free. Money was to be 


raised by lotteries but not enough was made to finish the road i 
only part was built; In present year repairs were put on road i 
bridges built. Wm. Crawford, Daniel Fisher, Gleorge W. Bishoi^ 
Edward Johns, Jno. Shirley, H. E. Bryan and 50 others, /feportel 

Citizens of Augusta, Rockbridge & Bath. 

1847. Dec. 21. A 1361. Same as A 13G0. John Dickinson, Charles & 
Hughart, Joseph G. W. Bell, George Masters, John Jack, Andw. lf» 
Manamay and 73 others. Reported, 

President & Directors of the Howardsville Turnpike Company. 

1847. Dec. 27. A 1362. Increase of stock to $50,000 for purpose of ex- 
tending road to Greenville in Augusta. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Shenandoah Valley. 

1847. Dec. 30. A 1363. Amendments to charter of the new Shenandoah 
company and renewal of acts directing a survey and making an Mp 
propriation. Now that Alexandria has returned to State, it is ifli' 
portant that the Valley trade should be directed thereto. Printed, 
Benjamin Crawford. C. I. Michie, I. Christian, Thos. Butler, Davll 
M. Hoffman, Peter Crickard and Q2 others. Bill repcnrted. 

Mayor & Commonalty of Staunton. 

1848. Jany. 4. A 1364. Extension of corporate limits of Staunton ts 
include imi)roved property just outside town, whose owners an 
benefited by town conveniences without paying town taxes. Addi- 
tions were made to Staunton in 1774. 1787 and 1803 by Williaa 
Beverley, Alexander Sinclair and Archibald Stuart respectively, hot 
these additions were made without respect to symmetry and towi 
has a very irregular shape. Alexander H. H. Stuart, Robert F. 
Brooke. H. W. Sheffey. Recommendation of committee of Coundl 
for extension of town limit. Robert F. Brooke, Chesley Kinnef 
and Franklin P. Geiger. Bill reported. 

Fi'i.TZ, David. 

1S4S. Jany. S. A 1305. Amendment of proposed act to extend limits oC 
Staunton so as to exclude petitioner's property. He purchased tlill 
property for the specific purpose of being outside of town. Reported, 

Stockholders of the Howardsville Turnpike Company. 

1848. Jany. 10. A 1366. Amendment of charter increasing capital stock 
to $.'>0.000. directing Board of Public Works to subscribe two-fiftlil 
of same. Roiui is to be extended to Greenville in Augusta. PetltioB-- 
ors have subscribed $60,000 and 9io miles of road are under contnoL 
A I'ompany was chartered in 1839 to improve Rockfish River fr 
Howardsville to Nelson County and thence to construct a tumpiki 
through Walter's Gap to intersect the road to be built from Wayn< 
boro to Greenville; scheme, however, failed. Greenville, although 
in midst of a fertile section, has no outlet and the extension of the 
Howardsville road will furnish one. Wm. A. Turner, Wm. D. Bou^ 
Jno. W. Witt. Chas. L. Clark. H. X. Coleman. Geo. H. Turner and 
29 others. J5i7/ reported. 


1S4S. Jany. 25. A 1367. Revival of re^nactment of act of last aessiOA 
authorizing the county court to lay a levy on property in Augmsta. 
not exceeding sum of $25,000. to aid in completing Staunton ani 


James River Turnpike. The amendment to be added that all divi- 
dends on stock thus purchased shall be paid to the persons taxed. 
D. W. Patteson, .Jas. Bell, J. A. Cochran, Jas. Crawford, Josh. Smith, 
J. B. Breckenridge and 52 others. Bill reported. 

1848. Jany. 26. A 1368. Amendment to charter of Howardsville Turn- 
pike Company so as to extend road to Greenville. This extension 
would make markets much more convenient for inhabiUmts and also 
for travellers to the springs. Petitioners also ask an increase of 
stock to $50,000 and a State subscription of two-fifths of same. John 
Newton, John J. Sarur, B. F. Graham, P. G. Gillum, N. W. Hitt, John 
Hawpe. Jr. and 117 others, 

1848. Jany. A 1369. Same as A13G8. J. J. Bell. Wheeler Mennett. 
Walter Mann, William Chapman, John Johnson, Jacob Drill and 29 
others. Bill reported, 

1S4S. Dec. 6. A 1370. Appropriation to aid in building railroad from 
Covington to connect with the Louisa Railroad. Convention of 
delegates from eighteen counties and towns met at St.iunton, on 
Oct. 2, 1848, to consider recommendation for internal improvements; 
and appropriations are asked to build railroad from Kanawha Rivsr 
to Covington, and for tunnelling Blue Ridge in oidcr to connect 
with the Louisa Railroad, the capital of which road is to be so in- 
creased as to enable the making of the connection with Covington. 
A company will assume the work at western end cf tunnel and 
push it westward; Augusta County is pledged to extend road to 
Staunton and there is no obstruction in its progress to Covington. 
Kxtension of road would mean the diverting of trjule of Augusta, 
Rockingham, Bath, Highland, Pendleton, Randolph and Pocahontas 
counties from Baltimore to Richmond, and thereby the uniting of 
the divided eastern and western sections of State. Jn. Lewis Pey- 
ton. Charles Adam Bickel, D. W. Arnold, Robt. Kyle. A. J. Deakins 
and 167 others. 
1848. Dec. 6. A 1371. Same as A 1370. .John J. Bell. .7. V.'ayt. Cyrus 

W. Fry, Wm. Caldwell, J. B. Finks, J. W. Goodloe and 25 othcis. 
ODEic^, John B., Superintendent of Augusta Schools. 

1S4S. Dec. 10. A 1372. Act legalizing payment of $400 made by peti- 
tioner in 1846 to Staunton Academy out of the surplus Literary 
Fund. School commissioners of Augusta, under law of 1836. made 
appropriations to Staunton Academy for several years, but the act 
of 1846 was silent on question of grant of aid to academies by coun- 
ties. Commissioners, however, thought that they still had the right 
to make appropriations and their construction of the act of 1846 
-was confirmed by the act of March 19, 1847, which repealed that 
part of the act of 1836 authorizing such appropriations; commis- 
sioners consequently appropriated $400 for 1846 and petitioner paid 
amount Second auditor does not feel himself authorized to credit 
said money on his books, and school comm/ssloners are not legaWy 


responsible for it. but the petitioner is and he will have to lose 
if the payment is not legalized. Letter of J. Brown, Jr. Rece 
of treasurer of Staunton Academy. Resolutions of school comn 
sloners. Bill reported. 

Heiskii.t.. Fkhdinam) S. 

1849. Jany. 17. A loTD. Divorce from his wife, Huldah, nte Graha 
who has herself secured a divorce a mrnsa et thoro. Petitior 
married when a very young man : he admits that he got drunk a 
was sometimes unkind, but maintains that he loved his wife. S 
left him, owing to her mother's solicitations. Petitioner reformi 
joined Methodist Church and led exemplary life; his wife return 
to him. He again fell into habit of intoxication and his wife 1< 
him again, securing a divorce and $60 a year alimony. Petitior 
commuted the alimony for $700, one-third of his property. He n< 
asks for grant of absolute divorce. Thos J. Michie. L. Wadd 
Alexander S. Hall, Nich. C. Kinney, Edward C. Fisher. J. F. Ku 
and 107 others. Referred. 


1849. ,Tany. 18. A 1374. New election precinct at Churchville. It i 
village of two stores, two churches, mill, blacksmith, tailor, 
cooper shoi)s. Many petitioners live fifteen or eighteen miles fi 
a voting place, with Middle River to cross. Harvey Bear, Wm. 
Bell. Christian Bear. T. Scott Hogshead, Henry B. Sieg. Jos 
Wilson and C8 others. Resolutiojt reported. 

Citizens of Mt. Solon. 

1849. Jany. 29. A 1375. Establishment of town of Mt. Solon. I 
tioners labor under inconveniences which would be removed 
such an act. E. G. Brewer. John H. Blakemore, Adam Abai 
Solomon Schepp. Reuben Bryan. Jos. F. Hottel and 25 others. 

Citizens of Waynesboro. 

1849. Feb. 10. A 1376. Incorporation of Waynesboro Savings Inst 
tion. Waynesboro is a village of 600 people; has mechai 
and a half dozen merchants; country is thickly settled and inst 
tion would be supported. Wm. W. King. John W. Reeder, Wra. 
Gibbs. H. Blentzingcr, W-m. Withrow. Jr., J. Wayt and 28 oth< 
Laid on tahle. 


1849. Mar. 5. A 1377. Provision for removing all free negroes fi 
Virginia to Liberia. Existence of such a class is dangerous 
State, and Legislature should make appropriation for gradual 
moval of negroes, or should authorize county courts to levy a 
for removal. All free negroes, not willing to go to Liberia, sh< 
be expelled from State within five years. Printed. Alexandet 
H. Stuart, Jno. B. Watts, R. W. Stevenson, Wm. Frazler, Johi 
Imboden and 89 others. Laid on tahle. 

Heiskill. HULDAir. 

1849. Dec. 11. A 1378. Divorce from her husband, Ferdinand S. t 
kill. Augusta Circuit Court has granted petitioner divorce a m* 
et thoro. Court record. Referred. 


>tees 6 Citizens of Waynesboro. 

1S49. Dec. 22. A 1379. Extension of town jurisdiction 600 yards be- 
yond its present limits, so as to enable trustees to levy licenses 
upon circuses and shows, which at present put up their tents just 
beyond town limits. N. Massie, L. Waddel, Daniel Fishburn, Wm. 
W. King, J. Waytt, Wm. J. Hopkins and 14 others. Bill reported, 

LT, Thomas. 
1850. Jany. 10. A 1380. Recompense for damage done to a bed and 
room by suicide of a patient en route to Western Lunatic Asylum. 
Petitioner is proprietor of Jenning's Gap Hotel and sustained consid- 
erable loss through the suicide, who cut his throat. Rejected. 

1850. Mar. 4. A 1381. Repeal of act giving Central Railroad Com- 
pany power to condemn timber along its line. Michael Coiner, John 
Leonard, Simon Coiner, Overton Gibson, Hugh McClure and 16 

Citizens of Waynesboro. 

ISoO. Dec. 2. A 1382. Amendment of Junction Valley Turnpike Com- 
pany's charter, so as to authorize it to build branch to Waynes- 
boro and increasing its stock for this purpose. William Withrow, 
Jr., L. Waddell, Jacob Fry, Wm. M. Caldwell, N. Massie and 55 

ClUrens of Greenville. 

ISoO. Dec. 16. A 1383. Same as A 1382. Benj. F. Graham, Ph. Jack- 
son. David Via, Adam M. Hawpe, L. Bumgardner, Wm. Smith and 50 

Bou. Geort.e, 

1851. Jany. 14. A 1384. Permission to peddle in Augusta without pay- 
ing license. Petitioner is disabled by disease in one of his legs and 
is unable to do any other work or to pay pedlar's license. Rejected. 

1851. Jany. 20. A 1385. Repeal of 26th section of chapter 56 of Vir- 
ginia Code granting corporations engaged in building internal im- 
provements the right to condemn timber along their lines. There 
is hardly enough timber in Augusta for fencing purposes and it is 
a hardship to have this seized by "souless corporations." George 
Kolner, A. Lavell, John Johnson, James Gabert, Henry H. Peck, 
I^avid Foutz and 26 others. Rejected. 

1851. Jany. 24. A 1386. Same as A 1385. Henry H. Peck, Daniel 
Moshy, D. W. Foutz, John Brady, Jacob Croft and 35 others. 

1851. Fehy.ii. A 1387. Adoption of a tax of $1 upon every dog more 
t^n two kept in each household. Dogs kill sheep and chase stock. 
" tax Ig not wanted elsewhere, enact it for Augusta County alone. 
James Bell, Wm. Gulley, W. W. Gibbs, Martin Coiner. F. P. Mont- 
^S^^Tj, Henry Hanger and 62 others. Referred. 


Citizens of Churchville. 

1852. Jany. 11. A 1388. New election precinct at Churchville. Near- 
est polls is Staunton, eight miles from village. Sam. H. Bell, Henry 
Taylor. John Hamilton, W. H. Bell, F. S. Sterritt and 58 others 

Citizens of Spring Hill. 

1852. Jany. 13. A 1389. New election precinct at Spring Hill. Ne» 
est polls are seven miles away, and petitioners, who keep no liors< 
cannot go there. Jacob C. Spitler, S. W. Bolen, Robert Wylie, H« 
A. Glenn, C. M. Burgess, Josiah Wright and 72 others. Referr^"^ 

Citizens of Spring Hill. 

1852. Feby. 3. A 1390. Incorporation of town of Spring Hill, whicli ^ 
has 122 inhabitants. Owners of streets and alleys wish to surr^^ 
possessions in order to be relieved of extra taxation. List of tru*^ 
L'. D. Poe, Andrew H. Clinedinst, John Stover, James Murray, !>* 
W. Gain, Samuel Adam and 21 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Barterbrook. 
■ 1852. Feb. 4. A 1391. New election precinct at Barterbrook. X 
eight miles distant from both Staunton and Waynesboro. F- 
Sholton. Elijah Hunter, George W. Hensley, Philip Coiner. Fr 
lin Diddle, John Curloy and 9 others. Duplicate with 59 name 
with C5 names. 

Stockholders of Staunton & James River Turnpike Company. 

1852. Feby. 5. A 1392. Authority for company to subscribe %10 
worth of stock out of its tolls, and for Board of Public Work: 
subscribe $15,000 for purposes of completing road. Company 
graded road for eighteen miles and planked it for ten, leaving e 
miles graded but uncompleted. Sura of $50,000 has been spent 
additional funds are needed. Means may be furnished under 
of March, 1.S49, which directs State to subscribe one-third of th 
fifths of stock of Internal improvement companies when indi 
uals have subscribed one-third of two-fifths. Wm. Wade, J 
Tyler, James M. Garnett. Act accompanying. 

Citizens of South River. 

1852. Feby. 7. A 1393. New election precinct at Stuart's Draft. I 
situated midway between Greenville and Waynesboro, which 
seventeen miles apart. Petitions for election precincts at Fisl 
villo and Barterbrook ought not to be regarded, as these places 
near polls. Alex. M. MeCombe. Joseph Harper, John Golady, I 
thow Pilson, Wm. A. Henry, David Baird, and 23 others. 


1852. Feby. 14. A 1394. New election precinct at Fisherville. B 
H. Kinney, Wm. Smith, H. H. Peck, J. H. Evans, Geo. T. Auh 
E. C. Marple and 226 others. Referred. 

Original Stockholders of Staunton & James River Turnpike Co. 

1852. Mar. 5. A 1395. Rejection of petition for appropriating $S 
of tolls now in treasury, together with future tolls to amoun 
$10,000, to be used in further planking road. Sketch of histor 
turnpike. Company found it necdfesary to re-organize and to b 
plank road, in order to compete with Valley Railroad. At 


organization, stock was valued at |50 per share although it had been 
drawing 5 per cent, dividend for years. New stockholders claim 
right to share dividends earned by old road, but old stockholders 
resisted and matter was referred for decision. Pending this, new 
stockholders and State proxy voted to petition Legislature to be 
allowed to use the tolls for planking road. Company has sole right 
to decide question of expending tolls and Legislature therefore 
ought to reject petition. 
Rsox, Jameh F. 

852. April 6. A 1396. Act legalizing the acts of petitioner as clerk 
of Staunton Court in interim between the expiration of his term of 
office, on Feby. 5, 1852, and the election of town officers, on April 
7 next. 


552. May 10. A 1397. Act directing sheriffs, at first election of clerks 
of county courts under new constitution, to take vote in each county 
upon question of licensing sale of liquor. In case majority in 
county is against license, no license shall be granted; in case ma- 
jority in county favors license, decision shall be left with judge 
whether license shall be granted or not; and in case licenses are 
granted, dealers shall give security that they will not sell to minors 
and negroes. A Wadell, S. E. Clarke, H. Bryan, N. C. Bryan, Jos. 
S. Ruff, N. C. Brooks and 597 others. 


^o2. June 2. A 1398. Act directing a re-assessment of land in north- 
ern and eastern Augusta. This land has been assessed at a higher 
rate than in southern and western Augusta and at a higher rate 
than any other land in State. Casper Koiner, Jr., George Ramsey, 
John Hamilton. Dan. H. Dalhouse, Geo. K. Keiser, Wm. Patrick and 
58 others. 

ita County Court. 

^52. Dec. 1. A 1399. Increase in time allowed court for transaction 
of business at its monthly term; also authority to try Common- 
wealth prosecutions at monthly, as well as at quarterly terms. 

^» James, Commissioner of Revenue of Staunton. 

853. Jany. 7. A 1400. Increase of time limit for making list of tax- 
able property, and payment of $25 due petitioner for the tax account 
of 1852. Referred. 

"Wabd. S. M.. & Ja:mes F. Patterson, Executors of Jamks B. Hill. 
^^53. Jany. 10. A 1401. Release from payment of the 2 per cent, tax 
upon estate of decedent, as the estate, valued at $5,310, was devoted 
to establishment of school for poor in Staunton. Also release from 
tax upon two old and infirm slaves, with whose care the estate is 
burdened. Referred. 
wizens of Mt. Sidney. 
1853. Jany. 10. A 1402. Incorporation of Mt. Sidney Savings Bank 
vith a capital limit of from $1,000 to $20,000. Wm. Crawford, Thos. 
P. Wilson, Jas. D. Ross, Daniel S. Redner, Wm. B. Hyde, PhlU\> 
Hiser and 8 others. 


Trustees of Wesleyan Female Institute at Staunton. 

1853. Jany. 10. A 1403. Amendment of charter so as to empower 
trustees to hold $50,000 worth of property, as the present limit U 
$20,000 is insufficient. Trustees have built buildings sufficient tt 
accommodate 50 pupils and must make large additions. A A. 
Reese, A. D. Trotter, J. A. McCauley, Committee. 

Merchants & Traders of Staunton. 

1853. Feb. 7. A 1404. Equalization of taxation, which now falls mow 
heavily upon merchants than farmers. Farmers pay tax of $2 upoi 
$1,000 worth of land, their actual capital, while merchants pay $4 to 
$12 upon $1,000 worth of sales, representing a much smaller capital 
Geo. E. Price, Kayster, Stribling & Co., B. & I. L. Crawford, Butler 
& Co., J. B. Eskridge, Mosby & Taylor and 21 others. 


1853. Feby. 25. A 1405. Release from paj^ment of $4 assessed upoa 
same property twice by the commissioners for first and second dis- 
tricts of county. Referred. 

Trustees of Staunton Academy. 

1853. Dec. 8. A 1406. Authority to spend $1750 of the academy funds 
for improving academy building so that it may become residence 
for teachers. Rent of building will be worth $150 or $200 of a 
teacher's support. Whole fund of $3,500 now produces an income 
of $210; by improvement to building, half the fund would produce 
equivalent of present income, leaving rest of fund to produce furth^ 
income. Fund was derived from sale of Augusta Parish Glebe ^^ 
1802 and only the interest has been spent for academy. B. ^ 
Smith, Secy, pro tern. Bill reported. 

Wiley, Jamks. 

1853. Dec. 31. A 1407. Payment of $25, due petitioner for services 
Stiiuuton Commissioner of Revenue. His work is arduous and "^ 
derpaid and he should receive amount asked for. Referred, 


1854. Jany. 18. A 140S. Act prohibiting sale of liquor in Virgint 
except for medicinal, sacramental and mechanical purposes; C-- 
art to be submitted to popular vote for approval. Printed. Jose. 
Wilson, Christian Bear, Alexander Cupp, A. B. Acord, Sam. Shells 
T. N. Lindsey and 53 others. Duplicate with 14 names. 


1854. Jany. 27. A 1409. Same as A 1408. J. B. Finks. Wm. F. Crou^ 
Geo. A. Bruce, Jno. W. Reider, W. T. Richardson, Wm. Withro'^ 
Jr. and 68 others. Duplicate 1 with 39 names, 2 with 20 names. 

1854. Jany. 29. A 1410. Same as A 1409. C. M. Burgess, E. Ada^ 
Lambert, John Stover, David Grelner. John Bushong, Jacob Cu^ 
and 41 others. Duplicate with 31 names. 

1854. A 1411. Same as A 1410. Baxter Crawford. Eugenic Irving 
David Glendy, Aaron E. Bledsoe, John W. Clayton, H. Y. Greine:: 
and 18 others. Duplicate with 48 names. 



1^.50. Ajar. 12. A 1412. Establishment of a third election precinct in 
the fourth magisterial district. Law allows only two precincts in 
a district but petitioners live far from poles. Jas. H. Burdett, 
Saml. Brownlee, Sam H. Bell, Robert Christian, Gr. A. Willson, 
Washington Swoope and 7 others. 


1S57. Jany. 7. A 1413. Exemption of students in Deaf, Dumb and 
Blind Institute from $200 license for peddling books and prints. 
Blind men could make a living by this pursuit if license were not 
prohibitive. Printed. W. S. McChesney, Saml. M. Helms. Wesley 
Clatterbuck, Wm. S. Love, John H. Plunkett, John Morgan and 50 

Mahony. Eliza bktii. 

IS'h. Dec. 14. A 1414. Release of estate of her husband. John Harri- 
son, from a judgment of $210. He died recently, leaving a house 
worth about $400. Shortly before his death he was indicted for 
illegal sale of liquor, but was unable to appear in court, as he was 
then in a dying condition; nevertheless, judgments were given 
against him by default and they will ruin petitioner if collected. 
She is willing to pay costs or to leave adjustment of them to offi- 


1857. Dec. 21. A 1415. New election i)recinct at Sherando, the junc- 
tion of Howardsville Turnpike and Back Creek and Waynesboro 
Road. Harrison Cole, John Dobbs. Wm.* E. Guap, Martin Coyner, 
Jacob Bayley, D. I. Link and 40 others. 

Cae.kjn, Cyrvs. 

1S57. Dec. 21. A 141C. Exempticn of blind institute students from 
1200 license for peddling books and prints. Printed. 

Residents of Greenville. 

lSo8. Jany. G. A 1417. Amendment of Greenville Academy's charter 
so as to allow trustees to sell academy building iind to use fund 
for erecting new building in more convenient locality. Henry 
Schultz, John F. Antrim, John R. Smith. C. G. Mcrritt, John H. 
Carson. James Allen and 28 others. 

Merchants & Citizens. 

lSr>8. Jany. S. A 1418. Abolition of the license tax upon amount of 
merchants' sales. Such tax is an anomoly in taxation: all pursuits 
should be taxed alike. Printed. John F. Antrim. Henry Schultz, 
Peter Whitesell, William Hep. Sam Humphreys and 41 ethers. 

Securities of Mosfs H. Mc Cri:, Late Sheriff. 

^^^^. Jany. 16. A 1419. Relea.«5e from payment of interest upon 
amount for which McCue defaulted. Petitioners arc willin.c; to pay 
everything due State, but think it is hard to be held for from G per 
cent to 12 per cent. Interest besides. David S. Bell for himself and 
company, securities. 


Session of Presbyterian Church & others. 

1858. Jany. 28. A 1420. Exemption of all church property from tanr 
tion. As law is construed, parsonages are now taxed. Wm, A 
Bell. J. Wayt. John Trimble, .Tames Gilkerscn, L. Waddell and 
14 others. 

Stuakt, Archd. p. 

1858. Feby. 10. A 1421. Repayment of $48.91, amount of taxes paii 
by petitioner over and above the correct charge. Mistake was madt 
by commissioner of revenue. 


1859. Dec. G. A 1422. Macadamizing of the Junction Valley Tumplto 
from Central Railroad in Staunton to James River Canal at Buch- 
anan. A. G. Christian, W. P. Tate and others. 

Plfckku, D. a. 

1859. Dec. 10. A 1423. Remission of excessive tax levied against p^ 
tioner for conducting a Melanotype Photograph Gallery. Petitioner 
practiced his art in several counties without being required to pay 
license upon this particular form of photography, but upon coming 
to Harrisonburg he was charged with four times the regular 

Securities of Mosi s M< Cik. I.ate Sheriff. 

1859. Dec. 23. A 1424. Refunding of 12 per cent, interest and 15 per 
cent, damages charged upon balance owed by McCue and which 
was not paid immediately by petitioners. They have paid |16,00l 
of $17,000. Signed by David S. Bell. 

Mann. John A. 

1860. Jany. 10. A 1425. Exemption from license for conducting a 
store. Petitioner was blown up while blasting and lost his eye- 
sight. He has oponed a small confectionery in Waynesboro. T. H. 
Antrim, Martin Schultz, ,Tohn Chapman, J. B. Fink, W. W. Kin& 
Warren C. Ward and 30 others. 


1860. .Tany. A 1420. Appointment of .John J. Cupp, of Mt. Solon, aa 
flour inspector in Richmond. Mathias Showalter, Mathias Deale, 
A. Scott. G. W. Kemper, Josias S. Roller. Jacob Byerly and 900 
Staunton Town Council. 

1860. Feby. 15. A 1427. Extension of town limits, according to en- 
closed plat, and assessment upon the property, to be included in 
taxes of present year. 
Peck, HrNRv H., Sheriff. 

1864. Jany. 25. A 1428. Exemption of petitioner's four deputies from 
military conscription. Augusta paid in taxes last year |290,000, and 
taxes cannot be collected regularly in the future if deputies are 
forced into army. 

A 1429. Refunding of militia and provision certificates upon same 
principle as other debts. A basis of four for one is suggested. Pa- 
triots should not be sacrificed. Thomas Turk, Nicholas Spring; 
James Johnston, Isaack McClure. 



A 1430. Establishment of town at mouth of Ballenger's Creek on lands 
of Wilson C. Nicholas. Most convenient spot on James River for 
road to Rockflsh Gap. Ro. Gamble, George Glvens, James Berry, 
James Craig, George Crawford and 168 others. 

nhabitants of Staunton. 

A 1431. Authority to hold lottery to raise $30,000 to aid Staunton 
Academy and for town improvements. Sum of $3,000 to be spent 
for academy building: $2,000 for system of watering town by pipes, 
and $1,000 for finishing church. Petitioners are aware that lot- 
teries are considered objectionable but think that present objects 
are very worthy. Alex. St. Clair, Jn. Brown, Chesley Kinney, 
Robert Guy, Archd. Stuart, Jno. Coalter and 134 others. 

nhabitants on South River. 

A 1432. Removal of dams and other obstructions from South River, or 
act compelling mill owners to build sluices or slopes in dams so 
that fish can come up. Petitioners formerly were benefited by fish 
but present obstructions keep them out. William Black, Joseph 
Bell, Anthony Black, James Robinson, Robt. Stuart, Tho. Nathan 
and 104 others. 

fficers of 32d Regiment. 

A 1433. Permission for officers of the 32d and 93d regiments to drill 
separately, instead of coming to Staunton for drills. Geo. W. Mc- 
CuUoch, Geo. W. Mowry, Gideon Bearnheart, Jas. H. Onbaugh, Jacob 
Mohler and 6 others. 

[erchantfi & Citizens. 

A 1434. Abolition of license tax upon merchants' sales. Crawford & 
Cochran. Jno. F. I. White, Mosby & Taylor. Geo. E. Price. John B. 
Baldwin, D. W. Kennedy, D. N. Powell & Co. and 26 others. 


A 1435. New election precinct at Newport. Western part of county is 
insufficiently supplied with voting places, and many petitioners 
have to go eight miles or more to vote. John C. Echard. A. W. 
Anderson, J. B. Bratton, George Hasler, Jr., James F. Kite, Henry 
Stewart and 42 others. Bill reported. 

habitants on South Branch of Potomac River. 

A 1436. Establishment of a new county. Difficult for petitioners to 
cross mountains to Augusta, Rockingham and Hardy courts. Sam- 
uel Redman, Isaac Hinkle, William Elermon, John Cunningham, 
Moses Henkle and 86 others. 

A 1437. Establishment of a straight road from Richmond to Staunton 
via Rockfish Gap. At present road is very circuitous and is inter- 
sected by many cross roads. Line of stages might be kept on direct 
road. Arch. Stuart, Chesley Kinney, Charles Penn, William Ander- 
son, Jas. Edmondson, Michael Harmon and 80 others. Reported. 




1843. Dec. 20. A 1458. Retention of the name Philippi for the countyj 

seat of Barbour. Town was so named for Mrs. Field, daughter cfj 

Hon. P. P. Barbour. Jno. S. Carlisle, Wm. F. Wilson. Jas. L. 

bridge, John R. Williamson, Thomas M. Almond. Edwin D. Wii 

and 28 others. Bill reported. 

1843. Dec. 20. A 1459. Establishment of county seat to be called 
ton. Town is now laid ofC in lots. John Reger, Jr.. Thirzey Wi 
Elmore Harron. James T. Hartman, J. H. Samples, James Bei 
and 185 others. 


1844. Jany. 4. A 1460. New election precinct at house of Abraham 
Reger. James T. Hartman, John A. Cluster, Stewart C. Queeo, 
Armsterd C. Queen, John McVarry, Jacob Carpenter and 06 others. 
Bill reported. 

BE^^^^r^T, David. 

1844. Jany. 15. A 1461. Grant of an allowance to petitioner for hit 
services as commissioner of revenue. He took the list of tithablss 
and i)ropcrty for 1843 in that part of Barbour which was taken from 
Lewis and which was formerly included in his district. Reported 


1844. Jany. 20. A 1402. Protest against addition of part of Barbour 
County to Randolph. Present arrangement is much more con- 
venient for those attending court and musters. Request for 
annexation of part of Barbour to Randolph is due to sectional feel- 
ing between people living on east and west sides of L#aurel HilL 
Solomon Yeaper, Flavins J. Holden, Thomas Phillips, George H. 
Phillips, Charles Phillips, John Hays, Israel CofTman. Duplicate 
with 16 names. 


1844. Jany. 20. A 1463. Addition of that part of Barbour County in 
which petitioners live to Randolph I'ounty. J. Booth, Payton C 
Booth. Francis O. Shurtleff. Adison Lambert, Oliver Shurtleff. John 
Yoakem and 11 others. 


1815. Jany. 7. A 1464. Protest against formation of new county out 
of parts of Harrison. Lewis. Barbour and Randolph counties. Bar- 
bour cannot at this time spare any part of her territory or tithds, 
as the erection of public buildings has been a heavy expense. J. W. 
Carlisle. A. D. Wilson. Nelson Findlay. Anthony Shaff, Saml. Kelley, 
E. D. Wilson and 188 others. Poll book in election on question of 
new county. Kcfrrrrd. 


1845. Jany. 20. A 1165. Grant of right of way through State to Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad Company. Such an Improvement will 
greatly benefit Virginia. Attitude of Wheeling and other cities in 


opposing railroad through this section is wrong. Resolutions 
adopted at a meeting of citizens, on Jany. 11, 1845, held to con- 
sider railroad question. Signed Wm. F. Wilson, Chairman, Tho. 
M. Kite, Secy. Referred. 
1S45. Jany. 27. A 1466. Grant of right of way through State to Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad Company. Resolutions adopted at a 
meeting held at Alexander Reed*s on Elk Creek, on Jany. 17, 1845. 
Signed by David Talbert, Chairman, and Jas. D. Hall, Secy. Re- 
1845. Feby. 7. A 1467. Grant of right of way to Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad through western Virginia "so as to make Parkersburg a 
point on the Ohio River.'* Representative in Assembly instructed 
to work to this end. H. Jackson, Chairman, N. B. Wamsly, Secy., 
John Reger, Jr., Hugh P. Collett, R. T. Tolbert, Abraham Wheeler, 
James H. McKerry, Jonathan Yeager and 45 others. Laid on table. 

1845. Dec. 5. A 1468. New election precinct at Union Meeting House 
in Barker's Settlement. Daniel W. Shurtleff, Simeon Curkeneld, 
Flavius I. Holder, Absolom Yeager, David Holder, John Thorn and 
24 others. Resolution reported. 
embers of Bar & Justices of Peace. 

184.5. Dec. 8. A 1469. Appointment of first Monday in March, June, 
August and November as time for holding quarterly court in Bar- 
bour. Henry Sturm, James T. Hartman, Elam D. Talbott, William 
McCallihan, Jacob Woodford. Robert Talbert and 80 others. Re- 

1S4.5. Decs. A 1470. Incorporation of company to build railroad 
from some point on Ohio River above mouth of Little Kanawha to 
some point on Potomac River above mouth of South Branch, or 
grant of authority to Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to build the 
road. Hugh P. Collett, Charles B. Hall. A. P. Wilson, Noah Mc- 
Williams. Jacob Conroch, Thomas Wood and 81 others. Referred. 

184.5. Dec. 8. A 1471. Same as A 1470. John Black, David England. 
Martin B. Poland, Samuel George, Granville E. Jarvis, John C. 
Bartlett and 117 others. Referred. 

1845. Dec. 22. A 1472. Protest against formation of new county out 
of parts of Barbour, Randolph, Lewis and Harrison. Nicholas 
Sturm, Wm. Hill, Frederick Hill, Thomas Wood. Alphaus Smith, 
Wm. B. Poling and 135 others. Referred. 
1845. Dec. 22. A 1473. Protest against formation of new county. 
Resolutions adopted at meeting held at narl)our Courthouse, on 
December 27, 1845. J. H. Woodford, Pres., Henry Sturm, Vice- 
Pres., Benj. F. Myers and E. D. Wilson, Secretaries. 



1845. Dec. 22. A 1474. Protest against formation of new county wli 

county seat at Buckhannontown in present Lewis County. Robins^s^^Ki 
Woodford, William Bailey, Hamilton Bartlett, John Proudfoot, Jo'fc^.:^! 
J. Marsh, William Coreles and 157 others. Referred, 


1845. Dec. 22. A 1475. Protest against formation of new coui^-^_'^ 
Abraham Smith, Wm. Smith, Danl. O'Neale, Samuel Stalnac^^^^i 
David Bling, Roger Poling and 109 others. Referred. 


1845. Dec. 27. A 147C. Protest against formation of new couMc^fc^ t 
New county would add heavily to burdens of inhabitants, who 1^^ — -~^- 
recently contributed their portion to organization of Bart^^^^^, 
County. Only reason for new county Is political ambition of ^c^rr^i 
zens of Buckhannontown who wish to get office. No complaint ^ 

be made that inhabitants of this section live at a great dists^^^^Q, 
from their courthouses. Morgan H. Burner. Nimrod Dawson, ^IS " oh 
McCay, Abram R. Chrisliss, Jr., George Raddbourgh, John L^-^^^^j,^ 
and 35 others. Referred. 


1845. Dec. 29. A 1477. Protest against formation of new cc^^mj^n^ 
Barbour County is small and contains only 1500 tithables. ^^3^;^ 
tion of new county would destroy Barbour and Lewis, as '^iej 
together with new county, would be too insignificant to hav^ aj/ 
influence and would probably become dependent on State tre^^jjry 
Proposed new county would take best part of Barbour and '^^€)uld 
reach within seven miles of Barbour Courthouse. Legi3l2%ta/« 
should check the mania for forming new counties, especiallj^ in 
spai-sely settled districts. William Shaw, G. Johnson, Jolm Pit- 
man, J. H. Strickler, Jos. H. Reeves. Blam D. Talbert and 16$ 
others. Referred. 


1846. Jany. 20. A 1478. Incorporation of company to construct rail- 
road from Ohio to Potomac River, or grant of privilege to BaW- 
more and Ohio Railroad to build the road. Albin E. Corder, F. 
Elliott, James A. Moss, Isaac Zimm, Francis Snodgrass, David P. 
Murphy and 61 others. Referred. 


1846. Nov. 1. A 1479. Protest against formation of new coantf. 
Danl. Wilson, Geo. W. Husk, Joseph H. Reeves, Wilson PoUnR 
John W. Linsel, Jas. J. Burbridge and 86 others. Poll taken at Bit- 
hour Courthouse on April 23, 1846, on question of forming »•' 
county. Referred. 


1846. Nov. 13. A 1480. Protest against formation of new counties 
with Buckhannontown and Evansville as county seats. Wm. W. Stir 
naker. L. D. Morrall. Granville E. Jarvis, Alpheus Digman, Brjttt 
Sturnis, Isaac Pitman and 47 others. Referred. 




84C. Nov. 15. A 1481. Same as A 1480. Wm. P. Keys, C. S. Hall, 

Daniel K. Mitter, Francis Alexander, Wm. E. Herndon, John Yoak 

and 59 others. Referred. 


J46. Dec. 1. A 1482. Same as A 1481. Lewis Hickman, James M. 
Jameson, William Ward. George W. Thompson, Jefferson Reed, 
Pete Reed, Jr., and 100 others. Referred. 


IG. Dec. 1. A 1483. Protest against taking any part of Barbour 
County for erection of new counties. Wm. Benson, John Garri- 
son, Zachariah B. Hickman, Westfill Overfleld, Daniel Paugh, Jr., 
S. W. Gall, John Dugless and 8G others. 

G. Dec. 18. A 1484. Construction of railroad from south branch of 
Potomac River to Ohio River below the Little Kanawha. Section of 
State to be penetrated by proposed road extends from Pennsyl- 
^'ania to sources of Monongahela River, a distance of 120 miles, and 
from western slope of Alleghany Mountains to Little Kanawha, a 
distance of 135 miles; contains 15,000 square miles, great mineral 
wealth, a population of 100.000, and is capable of sustaining a popu- 
lation of 1,500,000. People of Panhandle are opposed to extension 
of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad unless Wheeling is made the ter- 
minus, to which the railroad will not consent. Attitude of people of 
Wheeling is injurious to best interest of State. Construction of pro- 
posed road will not Interfere with scheme for a road from Rich- 
mond to Ohio River. Convention of 1500 people met in Lewis 
County In September, and adopted a petition asking for a railroad 
from Ohio River to Potomac. R. B. Wilson, Elam D. Talbott, Isaac 
Carrow, George B. Blair, Jesse Donser, Isaac Zimm and 62 others. 

ttj. Deo. 18. A 1485. Same as A 1484. Wilson Poling, E. D. Wilson, 
Joseph H. Reeves, Z. Lanham, George W. Husk, Danl. Wilson, John 
W. Linsel and GO others. Referred. 

^46. Dec. 19. A 1486. Protest against formation of new county. 
Abraham House, Jr., Absolom Hous, A. W. Talbott, David T. Tol- 
bert, Slmion House, George M. Yeager and 40 others. 


^46. Dec. 21. A 1487. Same as A 1486. William P. Keys, C. S. Hall. 
Daniel K. Nutter, Francis Alexander, Wm. E. Herndon, John Yoak 
and 59 others. 


^46. Dec. 22. A. 1488. New election precinct at Union Meeting House 
in Barker's Settlement. John Thorn, Oliver ShurtlefP, Daniel W. 
Shurtleff, Francis O. Shurtleff. James Jeter, J. Booth and 31 others. 



1S4G. Dec. 2S. A 1489. Construction of railroad from Ohio River 
Potomac. Granville E. Jarvis, Robert R. Tutt, James Ingram. 
Ilanklns, John Hankins, Isaac Pitman and 51 othei-s. Referred, 


184(). Dec. 28. A 1490. Incorporation of company to build turnp 
from Beverley in Randolph County via Philippi, Barbour Coant|| 
to Clarksburg in Harrison. Road to be 20 feet wide, grade not 1 
exceed 4 Id degrees; $25,000 worth of stock to be Issued, |10,000 1 
State and $15,000 to individuals. Section suffers for want of roi 
as there are no outlets to Virginia markets and local markets 
poor; consequently produce is carried out of State. Proposed 
will connect with Staunton and Parkersburg Turnpike at Beverlefl 
and will probably be extended to Wheeling. Elias Alexander. W. U 
Hall. Abel Morral, James Dilworth. Isaac Bull, Jno. S. Carlile and^ 
11 G others. Bill reportaJ. 


1847. Jany. 5. A 1491. Remonstrance against cutting oft of any part] 
of Barbour County for formation of new counties. Grecrge Ambrose, | 
Gowman Reed, John O'Xeale, Jr., O. F. Heironimus. Garret Anglin. 1 
Robert Dickenson and 28 others. Duplicate with 46 names. Jto- 


1847. Jany. 5. A 1492. Same as A 1491. Abram J. Anglin. Geo. Am- 
brose. Alpheus Ziram, James Martin, Addison Reed. John 0'Neal^ 
Jr., and 27 others. licferrcfJ. 


1847. Jany. 11. A 1493. Incorporation of company to build turnpike 

from Beverley in Randolph County riV? Philippi to Clarksburg in 

Harrison County. George Hays, Samuel McGuffln. Isaac A. Morris. 

J. W. McGuffin, James J. Dike, Joseph Poe and C3 others. Reported. 


1847. Jany. 16. A 1494. Same as A 1493. Re.sin B. Wilson, Ira Ramsy. 
George W. Fry, William McCloskey, Thomas Smith. Daniel K. Mit- 
ten and 72 others. Referred. 

1847. Nov. 13. A 1495. New election precinct at Jacob Woodford's on 
Taylor's Drain. John Robinson, Thomas Proudfoot, Jacob Wooil- 
ford, Henry Robinson. William Woodford. John Keller and 52 
others. Bill reported. 
liKN.Nhrrr, David. 

1847. Dec. 29. A 1496. Compensation for petitioner's services in mak- 
ing assessment of tithables for 1843 in that part of Barbour County 
taken from Lewis. Bill reported. 


1847. Dec. 31. A 1497. Road from Beverley via Philippi to Fairmont 
so as to connect Monongalia County with Valley of Virginia at 
Staunton. Road would open way from this section to Richmond 


and would largely increase travel on Staunton and Parkersburg 
road. Law D. Morrall, Nathan H. Casp, John Robinson, Francis 
Snodgrass, Eliah Robinson, James Thompson and 69 others. Re- 

:cns of Barbour. Randolph, Taylor and Marion Counties. 

1S47. Dec. 31. A 1498. Road from Beverley via Philippi and Pountz- 
town to Fairmont. M. D. Thittle, A. E. Coffman, Wm. Hovatter, J. 
R. Williamson, Daniel M. Cox, Christopher Hovatter and 174 others. 


1S47. Dec. A 1499. Same as A 149S. David Holder, Jacob Syre, George 
A. Holder, Thomas Phillip, Jr., A. Willmott, Joseph Jeter and 101 
others. Bill reported, 


1S4S. Jany. 6. A 1500. New election precinct at Jacob Woodford's on 
Taylor's Drain. Nearest polls is Philippi, the county seat. Captain 
John Robinson, Jacob Woodford, Henry Robinson. William Wood, Jr., 
John Keller, Hezekiah Mitchell and 52 others. 

:ens of Barbour & Harrison Counties. 

1849. Jany. 3. A 1501. Road from northwest road at Clarksburg to 
Philippi to intersect the I^everley and Fairmont Turnpike. Stock lo 
amount of $10,000 to be issued, two-fifths to be taken by individuals 
and three-fifths by State. Road to be about -0 miles long and to 
form a connecting link between Clarksburg and Staunton. Henry 
Jackson, David Holder, Israel P. Hoffman, John Daniels, David Tal- 
bott. Enoch Hall and 07 others. Bill ordered. 

zfns of Barbour & Lewis Counties. 

1S49. Julys. A 1502. Constructon of turnpike from Staunton and 
Parkersburg road at Buckhannontown to Philippi. This road was 
authorized by act of last Assembly, and would increase travel on 
Parkersburg, Beverley and Fairmont and Northwestern turnpikes 
and bring a section of country into communication with proposed 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Road cannot be constructed without 
aid: $10,000 to be subscribed, two-fifths by individuals, three-fifths by 
State. In all probability, if Legislature had granted Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad right, of way, memorialists would have had railroad 
along line of proposed turnpike. James Dilworth, Biron Sturm, H. 
Jackson. John Davies, George W. Thompson, Israel P. Huffman and 
119 others. Bill reported. 

zens of Barbour & Lewis Counties. 

1S49. Julys. A 1503. Same as A 1502. N. B. Warnsley, Isaac Post, 
John Jeter, Micklebury Boatright, John McVaney, Alvah Jeter and 
15 others. Bill reported. 


1850. Jany. 5. A 1504. Grant of privilege to Jacob Woodford to turn 
the Beverley and Fairmont Turnpike below his house for the dis- 
tance of some twelve or fifteen rods. Thomas Proudfoot, John 
Robinson, William Robinson, T. A. Thompson, Jacob Robinson, Har- 
rison J- Murphy and 225 others. Referred. 



1850. Feby. 8. A 1505. Construction by State of a turnpike from Ber- 
erley and Fairmont Turnpike in Barbour via McDaniel's ferry and 
Knottsville to intersect Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in Taylor 
County. A. Protte, William Read, B. W. Freeman, George Nayer, 
John Grimes, Samuel McDaniel and 129 others. Referred. 

Reed, Elizabeth. 

1850. Feby. 19. A 150G. Act directing Jackson County Court to refund 
to Elijah Cottrell the sum of $100, the amount of a bond which 
Cottrell gave as security for the appearance of Lowman Reed. Said 
Reed was (-barged with altering a contract, and the bond was fo^ 
felted by his non-appearance in court. The petitioner, mother of 
Reed, mortgaged to Cottrell her life interest in a small estate to 
secure his bond. Petitioner is in straitened circumstances and It 
appears that Reed's offense was a slight one and the result of igno- 
rance. Certificate that petitioner's statements are true. BUI ordered. 


1850. Dec. 5. A 1507. Authority to build road from Philippi to int8^ 
sect Clarksburg and Buckhannontown Turnpike in Harrison County, 
Capital of $5,000 is required, two-fifths of which is to be raised by 
private subscription. Nathan H. Taft, S. J. Thompson. Ashabel Reed. 
John Love. John Hokes, Robert Dickinson and 119 others. Referred, 


1850. Dec. A 1508. Incorporation of the Pleasant Valley Furnace Com- 
pany with a stock limit of $100,000. H. Wilson, Isaac B. Marsh, 
John II. AVilson, G. W. ITowdershell. Henson Martin, Peter Wilt and 
4 others. Bill reported. 

Citizens of Barbour, Harrison. Randolph &. Preston. 

1S51. Jany. i:J. A 1509. Authority for Clarksburg and Philippi Turn- 
pike Com])any to increase its stock to $.']5.000 for purpose of extend- 
ing road from Philippi to the Northwestern Road at Coontz's mills. 
Saml. W. TUiwman. D. K. Dumero. .lohn Jones. William .Tones, John 
Neville. Charles Dumire and G4 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Barbour, Randolidi. Harrison & Preston. 

1S51. Feby. 4. A 1510. Same as A 1009. Elijah Winter, Eli Winter, 
Sam M. Crum. James BraflFord. Abraham Schaeffor. Samuel Rudolph 
and 50 others. 


1852. Jany. 17. A 1511. Incorporation of company to build turnpike 
from some point on Clarksburg and Philippi Road down Elk Creek 
to intersect Clarksburg and Buckhannon Road at mouth of Gnattf 
Creek. Also an appropriation of $5,000 to aid the work. L. D. Mor- 
rall, L. Stout. B. O'Neal. Henry Sturm. Hezekiah Sargent, D. W. 
Swearingen and 103 others. 

Citizens of Forklick Settlement in Barbour, Nicholas and Randolph Counties. 
1852. Feby. 9. A 1512. Authority to build road eastward to head of 
Valley River and aid for same. Between 60 and 70 families llr^ 
within ten miles of center of settlement, and from that point ^ 
nearest postoflflce distance is 25 miles. The settlement is equ^vJ^ 
divided between the three counties and petitioners have tried % ^ 



several years to have new county formed, but the project failed. 
There is no outlet from the settlement but a bridle path. Nearly all 
the inhabitants are descendants of hunters who settled this region 
from 30 to 60 years ago; most are in moderate circumstances and 
live by hunting and **sanging." Gml. Miller, James Hamrick, Wil- 
liam Gregory, Benjn. Hamrick, Adam Gregory. Referred. 


§52. Feby. 9. A 1513. New election precinct at Jacob H. Burner's 
store. Former voting place is now included in Upshur County. 
Levi Ritter, Joshua Wood, Jr., Noah B. Warnsley, Jacob A. Beemer, 
J. O. Beckwlth, George W. Burner and 6 others. 


^52. Feby. 26. A 1514. Division of Barbour County into two districts 
with a commissioner of revenue for each. Line to run from point 
where Valley River enters Taylor County, thence up said river to 
mouth of Middle Fork River and along that river to Upshur County 
line. John Zimm, Harrison J. Murphy, Benjamin F. Schaeffer, Heze- 
kiah Sargent, Jacob Markley, Joseph Phillips and 79 others. Bill 


>2. April 24. A 1515. Prohibition of manufacture and sale of Intoxi- 
cating liquors. Jno. C. Byrer, G. B. Holmes, Daniel Cupito, A. B. 
Miller, James E. Lynch. John Griffin and 101 others. Laid on table. 


*2. April 24. A 151C. Same as A 1515. James Proudfoct. Jr., J. N. 
Grayham, Jonathan C. McGee, Hezekiah Mitchell. Wm. Mitchell, 
John J. Ogden and 21 others. Laid on table. 


>2. Dec. 24. A 1517. Change in liquor license system. At present 
county and corporation courts may issue licenses in opposition to will 
of majority of voters. Act is asked providing for election upon 
question of issuing licenses; in cases where majority Is against salo 
of liquor, licenses shall not be granted; in cases whert^ majority is 
in favor of sale of liquor, court shall have power to issue or with* 
hold licenses. Security shall be required from liqucr dealers that 
they will not sell to minors, negroes or notorious drunkards, and 
applicants for licenses shall make oath that they have not sold to 
such persons during last year. All liquors offered for sale in 
counties or corporations under prohibition shall be confiscated and 
destroyed, unless said liquors are to be used for medicinal, sacra- 
mental or mechanical purposes. George T. Picken, Alpheus Yoak, 
E. T. Sommerville, Jacob S. Bennett, Samuel Upton, Daniel O'Brien 
and 38 others. Referred. 

KB, Daniel. 

^853. Oct 24. A 1518. Act making west bank of Valley River from 
Jacob Sipes' mill to lower cut of petitioner's field a lawful fence. 


854. A 1519. Prohibition of sale of intoxicating liquors. J. H. Strick- 
ler, Jacob Proudfoot, B. F. Byrer, C. B. Hall, David A. Bugles, 
Edwin B. Tutt and 33 others. 



1858. Feby. 1:J. A 1520. Protest against annexation cf any part of 
Barbour County to Tucker. Barbour contiiins less than 400 sqnan 
miles. Charles A. Holt. Spencer Dayton. L. D. Morrall, Nathan Vi 
Taft, Elam D. Talbott. J. N. B. Crlni and 1G7 others. Referred, 


IvSoS. Jany. 10. A 1521. Annexation of that part of Barbour lying « 
head waters of Jeter's Creek east of Laurel Hill in Tucker County. 
Ellwathan Phillips, David Vester, William W. Fitzwater. Heryon T. 
Pitzer. Isaac B. Goodwin, James L. Sears and 5 others. 


Dec. r», A 1522. Approi)riation for bridge across Cheat River at mouth 
of Clever Run on the Gnatly Creek and Wcstunlon Turnpike. H. A. 
Barron, Wm. M. Simpson, S. M. Holt, Isaac Bocth, D. O'Brien, Jacob 
Sturm and 15G others. Referred. 

Citizens of Barbour. Harrison, I^wis & Taylor. 

Feby. 7. A152o. Incorporation of a company to build turnpike with a 
capital of $15,000, with the usual State subscription for same. Road 
to run from Buckhannon, intersecting Clarksburg and Buckhannoi 
and Philippi and Clarksburg roads, and passing through W. R. Calll- 
ban's farm on Elk Creek and David Adams' on Brinsley Fork to 
Flemington Station on Northwestern Railroad and thence to North- 
western Turnpike. Length not to exceed 35 miles. E. S. Duncan, 
Wilson Queen, L. H. Jenkins, John McPherson, John Covan, G. W. 
Dayton and 210 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Barbour & Taylor. 

A 1524. Authority to build turnpike from Charles Zinn's on Beverley 
and Morgantown Road via David Bak(M*'s mill and Knottsvllle to 
water station No. 00 on Bait I mere and Ohio Railroad. J. R. Wil- 
liamson, Law D. Morrall, G. E. Gairs. Josiah W. Reeves. Jas. Hen- 
derson and K»l others. 


Blkdsok. a nth on v. 

1777. Dec. 11. Al.'):'. I. Payment of balance due petitioner for use of 
wagons. In Se|)tf'mbrr, 1770. he hired the State two wagons for car- 
rying provisions to troops at Great Island and to haul timber for 
the forts. Upon r»^turn of troops from the Cherokee ex]>editlon. 
wagons were usrd as bajigngo wagons and petitioner procured a thirJ 
wagon. He charged Futile 14s. i)<\. a day for each wagon, according 
to the hire allowed in Cherokee expedition, but auditors made some 
reductions and petitioner asks that these be made good. 


1792. Oct.r». A 153;'. Establishment of a town at Warm Springs on the 
lands of John Lewis, deceased, as the county seat. Place to be called 
Bathville. Danial Yevins, William McCMintick. Thos. Milhollin. John 
Bollar. John Paul Patteson. John Scott and 164 others. Referred. 

Lewis, Ma u( j .\ bkt. 

1792. Oct. 10. AlHoG. Protest against establishment of town on peti- 
tioner's lands at Warm Springs, left her by her husband, John Lewil. 
By means of this spring, which is visited by many people, she has 
been able to sustain herself and children since her husband's death. 


LKi:xsox, Natuaxifx. John Cartkb Littlepage & Joiix Oliver. 

1793. Oct. 23. A 1537. Establishment of a town at Hot Springs. Peti- 
tioners have laid off 100 half-acre lots and desire establishment of 
town for benefit of those who wish to use waters for "scorbutick and 
rheumatic complaints." Reported. 

ri.vsox, James. 

1794. Nov. 14. A 1538. Grant of a pension. Petitioner received a 
wound at the battle of Point Pleasant in 1774, which resulted in loss 
of hearing in his right ear and rendered him incapable of labor and 
military service. Certificates of James Persinger, John Dickinson, 
John Bollar and Robert Gillespey. Reported. 

►X. Jeremiah. 

1794. Nov. 14. A 1539. Grant of allowance to petitioner for a service 
of two years six months and 23 days in the 2nd Virginia State Regi- 
ment Certificate of William Long. Reported. 



1795. Nov. 12. A 1540. Authority for appointment of trustees to sell 
land in Bath left by John Bowland, who died intestate In 1787. 
Land cannot be improved; trustees would invest money rising from 
sale of it in Kentucky. Endorsed by Alexr. St. Clair, John Poage, 
Alex. Nelson, John Mathews, Matthew Kenney, Wm. Wilson and 
7 others. Reported. 

IS, Thomas. 

1795- Nov. 25. A 1541. Establishment of a town on lands of petition- 
er's father, John Lewis, at Warm Springs. John Lewis laid off 
lands in lots, proposing to establish a town thereon, but his death 
prevented. Reported. 


1796. Nov. 14. A-1542. Annexation of part of Bath in which petition- 
ers live to Pendleton. Jacob Henkle. Joseph Bennet. Jon. House. 
James Sweet, John Baith, Alexr. Picken and 35 others. Bill drawn. 


1796- Nov. 22. A 1543. Divorce from his wife, Martha Meek, on 
grounds of adultery and desertion. 
>wx, John, Sheriff. 

1800. Dec. 5. A 1544. Return to petitioner of $23.2S, which he pail 
into treasury as costs and interest on a judgment given against him 
in the General Court. Petitioner was required to pay revenues of 
1798, for which he did not know he was bound; he thought that he 
had given bond to finish the collection of the taxes of 1797, as he 
succeeded to the office of sheriff on the death of John Oliver. Copy 
of John Brown's account. Letter of Charles Cameron. Clerk of 
Court. S. Shephard's receipt for $23.28. Bill ordered. 

>wx, Jon:^. Sheriff. 

1801. A 1545. Return of interest and costs paid by petitioner on a 
Judgment obtained against him. Rejected. 

kWTt>BD. William, Sheriff. 

1802. Dec. 21. A 1546. Authority for auditor to credit petitioner with 
settlement of accounts for 1801, together with $92.37, which is the 


amount of damages, interest and costs paid by him on a Judgmet 
given against him by the General Court for failure to pay the 
of 1800 into the treasury at appointed time. BUI drawn. 

DuNWODY, WiLi.iAM, Late Major of the 81st Regiment. 

1803. Dec. 27. A 1547. Remission of fine of $30 imposed upon peU-l 
tioner by a court-martial for alleged neglect of duty. It was char 
that he failed to notify the battalion officers in time for muster.! 
Depositions of Captain Stewart Stevens and Captain Robert GiYeB.| 

Crawford, Robert, Deputy Sheriff. 

1803. A 1548. Authority for auditor to credit petitioner with $9.08. sum 1 
allowed by Bath County Court for insolvents and delinquents for the ] 
year 1800. Auditor refused to accept the list owing to the latenesf 1 
of its arrival. List of delinquents and insolvents. Reported. 

SiTLiNGTox, Robert, Sheriff. 

1804. Dec. A 1549. Authority for auditor to account with petitioner 
for the delinquent list of 1802, amounting to $142.51. Reported. 

Citizens of Bath & Botetourt. 

1804. Dec. 27. A 1550. Act establishing the line of Bath County. John 
H. Crawford and George Chapman. Reported. 

Vance, Samuel. 

1805. Dec. 18. A 1551. Payment of petitioner's expenses as one of the 
commissioners appointed to report on opening the road from upper 
navigation on James River to Kanawha River. He called a meeting 
of commissioners at Lewisburg on March 9, but owing to an acci- 
dent to one James Preston he was detained for nineteen days, and 
governor and council did not feel authorized to pay his expenses for 
that time. Two certificates. Rejected. 

Mayes, Joseph, Sheriff. 

1806. Dec. IG. A 1552. Release from damages and costs on a judg- 
ment obtained against petitioner for balance of taxes for 1804. Bill 

HiCKLiN, James. Late Sheriff. 

1809. Dec. 28. A 1553. Release from damages on judgment obtained 
against petitioner for failure to pay promptly the taxes of 1807. 
Scarcity of money in country and danger of impoverishing the peo- 
ple were the causes of his seeming neglect. Reported. 

Fravel, George, Jr. 

1811. Dec. 4. A 1554. Payment of $2G.58 expended by petitioner for 
benefit of negroes committed to jail when he was acting as Jailor. 
Prisoners murdered Taylor and Schutz in Botetourt but were taken 
prisoners in Bath; Botetourt and Bath county courts refused to 
certify petitioner's claim. Account of expenses. Bill draton. 

Don a van, Charles. 

1811. Dec. 4. A 1555. Release to petitioner of Commonwealth's right 
In land purchased by him from the widow of Owen Kelly, who died 
intestate and without heirs. Reasonable. 


(RADsiiAW. JoHX, & Cltizens. 

1811. Dec. 5. A 1556. Remission of fine imposed upon petitioner by 
county court for alleged sale of liquor without license. Jno. Lewis, 
George Francisco, James Naylor, Joseph Wallace, Robert Mauze, 
Jno. Brown, Jr. and 30 others. Bradshaw's deposition giving names 
of persons to whom he sold liquor and circumstances of the sales. 

AxsBAROKB, JoiiN, & Citizcns of Bath & Botetourt. 

181 1. Dec. 7. A 1567. Inclusion of Hansbarger's house in Botetourt 
County. John Halloway, Joseph Haynes, Jilson B. Douglas, William 
Hill, Alexr. Wilson, Simon Gillespie, John Hansbarger and 52 others. 
Bill drawn. 


1811. Dec. 9. A 1558. Aid in building road from Hot Springs across 
Warm Spring Mountain to Fincastle, passing within two miles of 
Falling Spring. Hot Springs is ten miles distant from Falling 
Spring, which is ten miles from the junction of Cow Pasture and 
Jackson rivers, where a market is to be established. At present it 
is diflftcult for travellers from the south to reach the mineral springs, 
but the proposed road will make connection with the main road to 
Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia and with 
the roads to Petersburg and Richmond. Aid may be given road out 
of public dues of Bath County. John Lewis. Chas. Cameron, John 
Brown. Alexr. McClintic, J. B. Brown, Robert Kincaid and 156 
others. Address accompanying the petition, which states that Legis- 
lature granting ample aid for building the road, but the money was 
appropriated to mending an old road. Bill drawn. 

Members of Bar, Acting Magistrates & Citizens. 

1812. Dec. 4. A 1559. Change of quarterly term of county court from 
second Tuesday in May to second Tuesday in June. Joseph Mays, 
Alexander McClintic, James Tallman, Chas. A. Lewis, Robt. Gray, 
John Jordin and 7 others. Bill draxcn. 

bfcCLiNTic, William, & Thomas Milhollin. 

1812. Dec. 15. A 1560. Allowance for petitioner's services in 1810 in 
carrying eleven slaves charged with murder from Bath to Bote- 
tourt County. Botetourt County Court has refused to certify ac- 
counts. Seven certificates and accounts. Bill reported. 

»f ANN^. William, & others. 

1812. Dec. 15. A 1561. Pay for petitioners' services as guards in car- 
rying eleven slaves charged with murder to Botetourt County. Wil- 
liam Mann, Moses Mann, George Hull, Peter Smith, Josiah Shanklin, 
Robert Morris, Edward Morris, Andrew Kincaid. Bill reported. 


1812. A 1562. Authority for citizens in western part of Bath to hold 
elections, regimental and battalion musters at some more conven- 
ient point than the courthouse. Great inconvenience for inhabi- 
tants of Little Levels and western waters to go to courthouse, which 
Is 25 to 50 miles distant. They have preferred not to vote and to 
pay fines for non-attendance on musters rather than make so great 
and tedious a journey. John Bradshaw, John Jordin, Richard Hill, 
John Stumbaugh, Charles Kinison, Jr., John Chitter and 96 otYvexa. 


Kee, GkoK(1E. 

1813. Dec. 7. A 1563. Confirmation of petitioner's title to certain lani 
given him by his father-in-law, Joshua Buckley. He is a native d 
Ireland and came to America in 1796; as an alien he cannot hoU 
the said property, but he has served in the militia and he intendi 
to become a citizen of the United States. Reasonable. 

McCausland, John. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 1564. Remission of fine of $96 imposed upon pett 
tioner by a court-martial. Reported. 

MoBBis, Edwabd. 

1815. Dec. 12. A 1565. Divorce from his wife, Rhoda Morris, on th« 
ground of adultery. Major Moses Mann named as co-respondent 
Depositions and other papers. Rejected. 

White, Valentine. 

1815. Dec. 14. A 1566. Pay for petitioner's services as clerk of the 
battalion and regimental courts of inquiry of the 81st Regiment 
He was allowed from $70 to $96 a year from 1809 to 1814 by court* 
of inquiry, and he transferred these claims to other parties after 
they were certified by the colonel commanding. Auditor, however, 
refused to pay the claims on ground that law does not allow clerks 
of courts of inquiry more than $40 a year. Referred. 

Blankensiiip. John. 

1815. Dec. 20. A 1567. Payment of fifty cents a day to grand Jurj'men 
for their services. At present men are sometimes summoned from a 
distance of 50 miles to serve, without any compensation. Rejected, 

Blankensiiip, John. 

1815. Dec. 20. A 1568. Provision fcr the recovery of debts by person* 
who are about to move from a county. Also for the recovery ot 
laborers' hire in the same manner as iccovery of rents from ten- 
ants. Rejected. 

McCauslani). John. 

1815. Dec. 22. A 1569. Refunding to petitioner of $96, which amount 
he was fined by a court-martial. He was a member of a company of 
light horse under Capt. .lolni Dickinson. In 1814 he went to Rock- 
bridge County on business, having requested Dickinson to notify 
him in case the company should be drafted in his absence. He was 
detained in Rockbridge for sometime and was enrolled in the militia 
of that county; he later returned to Bath and joined his company. 
He was thereupon informed that a court martial in Rockbridge ha<I 
fined him $96 and he was refused a hearing. In February 1815. his 
compjiny was called into service and he was arrested at Staunton 
and forced to pay the fine. Certificate of John Steele. Deputy Mar- 
shal. Bill drawn. 


1815. Dec. A 1570. A petition supporting the address of the Rocking- 
ham meeting of July 4, 1815. calling for a constitutional convention 
to extend suffrage to all citizens. It is not just that men who pay 
taxes and serve in the militia should be refused the right to vote. 
George Happel, Jesse Allen, Jeremiah M'Key, Joseph Allen, William 
Wood, J. W. Abbott and 72 others. Duplicate with .'^C names. Laid 
on table. 

Lir)Ti-.vir>79i i)i:i»aijt.mi:nt of akciiivks vno nisroRv. 191) 


ISIO. Nov. IT). A 1371. Annexation of petitioners to the chancery 
court district of Staunton in preference to the Greenbrier Chancery 
District. Present arrangement is inconvenient. John Davis. Walter 
Richards, John Hoover. CrofPord Jackson, Arnold Richardson, J. N. 
Pitt and 38 others. Bill drawn. 


1^^1*1. A 1572. Appropriation of $500 for building road across Worm 
Springs Mountain about 14 miles southwest of Warm Springs. Road 
will make connection with roads to Fincastle. Lynchburg. Peters- 
burg and south. Two appropriations have already been made for 
this road but they proved insufficient. Lewis Payne. Franc. Crutch- 
fipld, Richard Davis. Jr.. Richard Davis. John Oldridge. George H. 
Payne and 31 others. 


ISl^. Dec. 10. A 1573. Improvement of navigation of Cow Pasture 
River. Sum of 15.000 was raised by lottery for a seminary at Hot 
Springs, which was never built, and this money may be applied for 
The improvement of river. Walter Richards. John TUirns, Henry 
Richards. Chas. L. Kinkead, Wm. Venable. Samncl Corbitt, Jr. and 
'52 others. Reasonable. 

itizens of Bath & Randolph. 

1>;1S. Dec. IS. A 1574. Formation of new county from Bath and Ran- 
dolph. William Edmiston. Wm. Cackley. .lohu McCarty, Andrew 
Edmistcn. John Karns. Valentine Cackley and 2no others. Bill 

Iders &. Members of Windy Cove Ccngn gation. 

1S20. Dec. 5. A 1575. Incorponition of elders so that tliey mny receive 
a bequest of $1,000 made by Elizabeth Sitlington. interest upon 
which sum is to be used for maintnininuc a minister. John Mc- 
Cliirg. James Hughart. William Crawford. Andw. McCausland. Jo- 
seph Turper. Hugh McDonald, Kldors. nr.d S; others. L*cosonahh\ 


1520. Dec. 18. A157C. Formation of a new county frohi Rot«'tourt, 
Bath and Monroe. John Pateson. John Howard. Connul Rninner. 
William Brunnemer. Samuel Carpenter. Wm. McChihky immI :>J6 
others. Bill f^rnvn. 

"itizens of Bath, Randolph & Pendleton. 

1521. Dec. 7. A 1577. Formation of a new county, .lolm .M' ('arty. 
Francis W. Perkins. Daniel Mattiany. William Campbell. Henrv 
Harold. Lautz Lockridge. Peter Harold and 13S otheis. Hill drawn. 


1.S21. Dec. 7. A 1578. Protest against division of coiiniy. Rath, though 
large in area, contains only 4.00() white inhabitants; it h.-s :< reve- 
nue of only $1600. John Mayse, Lud Richards. Henry Uicliards, 
W. D. Kincaid, Jno. Fry. Henry L. Culp and 9S others, nrphrted. 

1S21. Dec. 20. A 1579. Removal of seat of i^oveninient frci.i Ri<-h- 
mond, which last census shews is net the center of white {opula- 


tion. More convenient to have the capital in the up country. 
L. Francisco, Saml. Gay, John Bratton, Hugh McDannald, 
Carlile, Jno. Lewis and 22 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Bath & Pendleton. 

1822. Dec. 4. A 1580. Formation of a new county. Samuel Given, Jl| 
Jacob Bright, William Benson, John Grim, Jessie Slaven, 
Slaven and 214 others. Rejected. 


1822. Dec. 4. A 1581. Permission to remain in Bath County. Comn 
sloners appointed to run dividing line between Bath and Allegb 
counties cannot agree. If line is run according to wishes of 
ghany commissioners, petitioners, to their great inconvenience, willl 
included' in Alleghany County. Thos. McClintic, William McEli 
William McClintic, William K. Tidd, Richard Snead, John 
man and 49 others. Reports of commissioners. Rejected. 


1822. Dec. 5. A 1582. Removal of seat of government from Rictamoi 
to a more central and secure situation. Richmond is easily 
sible in time of war; it Is rapidly growing in population; its Iuxiiit| 
ous habits increase cost of government and its climate is 1« 
salubrious than that of the upper country, where Legislature coalil 
hold summer sessions and sit two hours a day longer. Printed.] 
Norborne Wood. Robert Lock ridge, Pat Carpenter, Daniel Monrofl^] 
Saml. Vance. Saml. Gay and 38 others. Duplicate with 28 names. 


1822. Dec. 14. A 1583. Re-annexation of Bath County to the Augustl} 
Chancery Court district. Attachment of Bath to the Greenbrier] 
district has not proved convenient, as petitioners can better ctat\ 
duct their business at Staunton than at Lewisburg. William Me-^ 
Clintic. John Chesnut, Richard Hickman, Abijah Hathery, Jacob 
Hardway, William Bird and 43 others. Duplicate 1, with 43 names, 
2 with 59 names, 3 with 23 names. 

Inhabitants of Bath & Pendleton. 

1823. Dec. 4. A15S;4. Formation of new county. Difficult for peti- 
tioners to reach Bath and Pendleton courthouses on account of 
mountains and rivers. Samuel Given. Jr.. David L. Ruckman, Adam 
Rees. Otho W^ade, Jr., John Bird, Charles S. Callihan and 100 others. 


1823. Dec. A 1585. Re-annexation of Bath County to the Augusta 
Chancery Court District. John Fry, George Francisco, William Mc- 
Clintic. Robert Bratton, W. Wilson, Chs. L. Francisco and 7 others. 
Duplicate with 38 names. Certificate. Bill reported. 

Fry, John. 

1824. Jany. 7. A 158C. Repayment of excressive license tax levied 
against petitioner as innkeeper at Warm Springs. Property was 
over-assessed and he was required to ])ay license of $70 for years, 
when $24 was proper tax. Four certificates. 

Warm Springs Company & its Tenant. .Toiin Frtv. 

1825. Dec. 16. A 1587. Repayment of excessive tax of $70 a year on 
his property. Tenant of tavern was charged with taxes on tanyard, 
blacksmith shop and other property he did not occupy. Bill dratcfi. 



825. Dec. 16. A 1588. Vote at spring election on question of holding 
constitutional convention. Printed. Haz Williams, Robert Sitling- 
ton. Van Swearingen, Jr., James Frazer, J. Payne, J. W. B. Stuart 
and 15 others. 


S26. Dec. 18. A 1589. Establishment of turnpike across Warm 
Springs Mountain to replace present road. Road from Richmond to 
the west passes by Warm Springs and Hot Springs on to White Sul- 
phur Springs and should be a good highway. James McGriffin, Otho 
Wade, William Benson, Robert Carlyle, James Mussan, A. W. Came- 
ron and 47 others. Duplicate with 50 names. 

a Springs Company & John Fry. 

826. Dec. 23. A 1590. Repayment of excessive tax. Four certificates. 

ident & Directors of Warm Springs Turnpike Company. 

1827. Dec. 7. A 1591. Permission to change turnpike route as pre- 
scribed by law, for present plan will not make road long enough to 
reach Warm Springs. At present a road 5 miles long is to be built 
and the company is authorized to raise $3600 to build it. A. P. 
Strother, Thomas Sitlington, Chs. L. Francisco, Jno. Ry. Saml. Lewis 
and John Brown, Jr. 


1S27. Dec. 7. A 1592. New election precinct at John Stephenson's on 
Jackson's River. Leonard Wade, John Rider, R. Slewen, Thomas 
Burk, Isaac Briscoe. David Bird and 30 others. Bill reported. 

ients of Bath & Adjoining Counties. 

S2^. Dec. 17. A 1593. Incorporation of company to build turnpike 
from Warm Springs to Hot Springs, with State subscription ot 
$2,000. two-flfths of stock. Also an appropriation of $50,000 to con- 
struct a turnpike by way of Warm and Hot Springs from Staunton 
to the Kanawha Turnpike. Geo. Mayse. Hezekiah Daggs, William 
Bonner. Jacob Grase, Henry Miller. Chs. L. Francisco and 22 others. 
Reasonable in part. 

' Free Negro. 

^^. Dec. 18. A 1594. Permission to stay in State. All of petitioner's 
family are slaves and he cannot go to Ohio, as that State requires 
negroes to give security for good behavior. Certificate testifying 
that Harry was faithful and managed a considerable estate for his 
mistress. Wm. McClung, James Hughart, Robt. Thompson, Jesse 
Thomas, Henry Stewart, Andrew Crawford and 27 others. Rejected. 


^Q. Dec. 22. A 1595. Amendment of act of last session making the 
intersection of Kanawha Turnpike at Covington the terminus of the 
proposed turnpike, instead of Callaghan's. as provided in act. First 
route would be much better than the second. Lewis Payne, Jas. 
Armstrong, William Thompson. .Tared Williams. .Tames Cleck. Jo- 
seph Caberley and 17 others. Reported. 


Inhabitants of Bath & Augusta. 

1829. Dec. 28. A 1596. Incorporation of company to build turnpil 
from Warm Springs Mountain to Harrisonburg, passing throi 
.Tenning's Gap and by Miller's Iron Works in Augusta. This is t! 
best route for a road in this section of country. Charles Faw( 
Walter Richards, L. Blackburn. Abraham Lange. Archibald Kinkal 
John W. Frazier and 37 others. 


1831. Dec. 28. A 1597. Exemption of petitioners from paying tell u 
Warm Springs Turnpike when travelling to and from courthou8e.{ 
Henry Frazier, rfharles Kinkead, John Chesnut, Moses Guin. Robert' 
Lockridge. R. Slaven and CI others. Rejected. 

Inhabitants of Bath & Alleghany. 

1S31. Dec. 2S. A 1598. Permission to build turnpike from Cedar Greek 
in Bath to Indian Draft, a distance of ten miles. Road will cost 
$800 a mile and Legislature may subscribe two-fifths of stock or 
not. as it sees fit. Hamilton Mann, Abel Jackson. Archibald Gllham, 
John W. Dunn. 

Citizens of Bath & Rockbridge. 

1832. Jaiiy, 10. A 1599. Incorporation of company with stock of 15.009 
to build turni>ike from Millboro road over Mill and North Moun- 
tains. People going to Warm and Hot Springs would travel thither 
via Lexington and Millboro if the road were better. Jame^ Wil- 
liams. A. P. Strothor. John Fry. Chs. L. Francisco, Wni. Peyton. 
Davi<l Fultz and 22 others. Bill rejjortetf. 


1832. Dec. 21. A IGOO. Protest against proposed collection of tolls on 
free turnjuke from Staunton to Warm Springs. Money to build road 
was raised chiefly by lottery, and people gave right of way to road 
through their lands, private persons having agreed to pay any dam- 
ages demanded by pro]>erty owners. People using the free road are 
willing to work five (lays a year to keep it in repair. E. Williams, 
James Lyle. Albert Fawcett, Charles Rhyne. Lewis Bratton, Jacob 
Dill and 10 others. Duplicate with 9 names. 


1834. Dec. 8. AKJOl. Now election precinct at Samuel Buckiiian's near 
Back Creek. John McXully, Jacob May, David Bird. S. Hamilton, 
James Wade, W. C. Rider and 32 others. 


1834. Dec. 10. A 1002. Aid in building road from Bull Pasture Road on 
Jackson's River Mountain across this mountain and Back Creek Moun- 
tain to mouth of draft loading over Alleghany Mountains. Peti- 
tioners live in Back Creek Valley and aro cut off from east and west 
by high mountains. Chas. S. Callihan. Thos. Campbell, George GiU 
bert. Norman Holcomb, Jacob May, Robt. Canby and 95 others, 
Dui)licatp 1. with 14 names. 2 with 22 names. Rejected. 


182."). Dec. 11. A 1003. Protest against eroction of toll gate on \^^ 
tersville and Warm Si)rings Turnpike, a quarter of a mile \>^w 
Warm Si)rings at the eastern end of rond, thereby requiring V.w-ov 


lers to pay toll for five or ten miles when they need not travel more 
than a quarter of a mile on the turnpike hefore reaching a free 
road. Geo. Mayse, Jas. W. Warwick, Thomas Mayse, Henry Frazier, 
A. Benson. Saml. Gillaspie and 24 others. Rejected., Hknry. 

lN3n. Dec. 15. A 1604. Authority for petitioner to take possession of 
certain lands belonging to Lewis Eisenmenger in Bath, Grayson, 
Randolph and Russell counties upon the payment of taxes due upon 
them. Petitioner sued Eisenmenger and obtained a judgment, but 
there is no available property except these lands, which are shortly 
to be sold for delinquent taxes. Bill drawn. 


S36. Dec. 20. A 1605. Appointment of John J. Allen as circuit judge 
to fill the vacancy caused by death of Allen Taylor. Joseph Wallace, 
Jno. Burns, Thos. Graham, Wm. Stuart, Robert A. Benson, Wm. 
Lo<kridge and 27 others. 


s:zet. Dec. 21. A 160C. Same as A 1G05. Ludwell Richards, Thomas 
Kirckpatrick. John Oliver. James R. Ewin. James Thomas, Hazael 
Williams and 30 others. Laid on table. 

4 1 ants of Bath, Rockbridge & Augusta. 

s37. Feby. 10. A 1G07. Aid in finishing turnpike from Staunton to 
Warm Springs. About 28 miles of road have been comi)leted and 
l.j or IS miles remain to be built. .Joseph Bell, Bdw. J. M'Laughlin, 
J. W. McClung, James McCawIey, Wm. Adams. John M. Bell and 32 
others. Duplicate with 42 names. 

4iv. John. 

s::s. Jany. 9. A 1608. Grant of $400 to enable petitioner and family 
to move west. He is blind from cataract and six of his ten children 
arf; blind from the same cause. Bath County gives him $30 a year 
but this is not enough to buy food. Geo. Mayse, R. McClintic, S. 
Hamilton. Chs. L. Francisco. L. A. Porter, Dan. Sitlington and 10 
ethers. Referred. 

Is^S. Jany. 2.**. A 1609. Change of quarterly terms of county court 
from June and November to May and October. Robert McClintic, 
Henry Miller. James Frazor. Wni. T. Clarke. I. K. Ervin, Ben F. 
Douglas and 130 others. Bill drairn. 
tihitants of Bath & Augusta. 

iNoS. Feby. 7. A 1610. Ap])roi)riation for opening read across Calf 
Pasture Mountain to intersect Harrisonburg and Warm Springs 
Tnrni)ike near Deerfield. Such a road would greatly shorten peti- 
tioners' distance from market. Saml. M. Marshal, Wni. Lockridge. 
•Tohn C. Marshall, Peter Buins. James Venalile, I. S. B. Bryant and 
4G others. 

Mlirj!. ROBKRT. 

1S39. Jany. 11. A 1611. Protection of i)etiticnor's deed to certain 
property in Bath bought by him from one Caleb Kirk. Deed was 
recorded in Baltimore and was lost while on the way to Bath to be 


recorded there. Kirk is dead and his heirs are scattered, so pfl 
tioner cannot get another deed and suggests that a copy be filed 
the original. Rejected. 

McClintic. Wtluam. 

1839. Jany. 12. A 1612. Application for a land bounty in the right 
William McClintic, Revolutionary soldier. Statement of his brotfc 
Alexander McClintic, that William was wounded at Guilford" a 
died in 1786. Copy of record from Botetourt County records. Sta 
ments of John Bolar and John Hutchinson. 

Mayse, Geobge. 

1839. Feby. 19. A 1613. Protest against removal of county seat 
Warm Springs. Grievances of persons asking removal are chid 
imaginary, such as the untrue statement that the proprietor wa 
never sell land for another hotel. Public buildings are built 
stone and will last for years. Persons wishing removal of conB 
seat desire its removal only a few hundred yards to a tavern in i 
mantown. Rejected. 


1839. Feby. 19. A 1614. Protest against removal of county seat fr( 
Warm Springs. Samuel Clarke, Thomas Mayse, Thomas M'Dan 
Samuel Ross, Wm. Ayres, Fountain Morrison and 32 others. 


1839. Feby. 23. A 1615. Authority for Thomas A. Bell to build a milll 
dam across Cow Pasture River. Chas. B. Dickinson, A. H. SitlinS'l 
ton. John Dickinson, Henry E. Rush, Jas. Hughart, J R. Bell and 2I| 


1839. Feby. A 1616. Removal of courthouse to land of David G. Wise 1 
in Germantown. Present public buildings are unsafe and the pro- j 
prietor of Warm Springs has precluded all hotel competition, 
that accommodations are bad. Wra. H. Terrill. John Balan. John 
Cooper. Wm. W. Shields. Robert Johnson. Robert Lockridge and 61 
others. Duplicate 1, with 97 names. 2, with 144 names. 


1839. Mar. 1. A 1617. Protest against removal of county seat. Adam 
Given, John Mynes. Samuel Corleitt. Rejected. 


1839. Mar. 4. A 1618. Protest against removal of county seat. John 
T. Wright. Jilson Douglas, John Shawver. Edw. Wogd. Fuller Rosi» 
Orlando Griffith and 36 others. 

Citizens of Bath & Pocahontas. 

1839. Mar. 6. A 1619. Examination by State of turnpike route from 
Staunton to ParUersburg via Warm Springs and Huntersville, pass- 
ing through Nicholas and Lewis counties. This route would sare 
State $30,000 or $40,000 If adopted for proposed road. War. Gate- 
wood. Chs. L. Francisco. Henry Miller, Elisha B. Williams. Th. 
Goode. Tho. Blundell and 17 others. 

"Foii'^lit on Manh i:,, 1781. 


ens of Bath k Pendleton. 

1839. Mar. 8. A 1020. Adoption of route through Buffalo Gap and 
Hodges' Draft for proposed turnpike from Staunton to Parkersburg. 
This route has advantage of being five miles shorter than the other 
and of missing three mountains crossed by latter. Adam Stephen- 
son, 1. B. Campbell, Thomas I. Meadows, John M. Pray, D. McNulty, 
Peter B. Williams and 205 others. 


1S39. Mar. 8. A 1621. Increase in the salaries of judges. They are 
hardly paid enough at present to live on. Printed. Thomas Blun- 
dell, Edward Stuart, I. Sloan, Thomas Mayse. 


LS39. Mar. 8. A 1622. Same as A 1621. John Fry, Chs. L. Francisco, 
John Saunderson, D. R. Cooper, Stephen N. Porter, Robert McClintic 
and 7 others. 


S39. Mar. 9. A 1623. Protest against removal of county seat. Wil- 
liam P. Mines, Jno. Sproule, John Clerk, Stephen Mandly, Jno. Ste- 
phenson, William Kincaid and 30 others. Rejected. 

S39. Mar. 9. A 1624. Same as A 1623. James McGlaughlin. Robt 
Dixon, John Hicks, James Curry, Alexander Benson, James McNulty 
and 15 others. 


§39. Mar. 9. A 1625. Protest against removal of county seat. Peti- 
tioners formerly wished removal but have changed their minds. 
Robt. Viley, Wm. McKirkpatrick, Isaac Pritt, Jas. M. Curry. Re- 


539. A 1626. Protest against petition asking for removal of county 
seat from Warm Springs and alleging that public buildings are di- 
lapidated. This is untrue; jail and courthouse are both in excellent 
condition. Nothing can be gained by removal. William Stewart, 
Harvey Hicklin, James Davis, Alexander Reed, Thomas Williams, 
James Williams and 67 others. 

B. Andebsox, Free Negro. 

40. Jany. 20. A 1627. Permission to remain in State. John C. Wal- 
lace, Jno. C. Marshall, John D. Kincaid, Jerrod M. Stuart, Moses Mc- 
Clintic, Chas. L. Kinkead and 18 others. 


40. Feby. 3. A 1628. Prohibition of sale of liquor in State. Drink 
causes most of the crimes, poverty and misery. Sale of it should 
\ye prohibited under penalty. Robert C. Warwick, John Weaddell, 
Thos. Campbell, Wm. J. Borden, E. S. Callahan, D. Holcomb and 10 


41. Mar. 3. A 1629. Removal of courthouse from Warm Springs to 
John Cleek's. Certain that public building cannot be repaired; it 
must be rebuilt. Also, inn accommodations at Warm Springs are in- 
adequate. Dr. John Brockenbrough, the proprietor of springs, re- 

20G KKPoHT OF sT\TK Ln;n.\iaAN. [Al63a-A: 

fused to lay out town when so requested. Germantown has 
advantages over Warm Springs but Cleek's has many. Jno. Spn 
Michael Doyle, William Miner. John McGlaughlin, Robt. Dixon. J 
WMley and 52 others. Duplicate signed by I'J names. 

1841. Dec. 31. A 1630. Amendment of charter of Jackson's River T 
pike Company, so as to abolish Board of Directors and to give B( 
of Public Works power to appoint a superintendent of the r 
None of the stock is owned by the Board of Directors and they 
not feel much interested in the road. James Crawford, Nich 
Kinney. AVilliam Kinney. Henry Erskine. 

Inhabitants of Bath. Augusta & Rockbridge. 

1842. Jany. 3. A1G31. Protest against action of the Staunton 
Parkersburg Turnpike Company in erecting a toll gate at Bui 
Gap and charging people to ride over a free road where it inters 
Parkersburg road. Joseph Bell, Saml. D. Wallace. Joseph Mil 
Robert Harris. Wm. H. Bell. David Bradley and 72 others. Di 
cate with 72 names. Two copies of signed letter. 

Judge & Bar of Bath & Pocahontas Courts. 

1843. Dec. 10. A HI32. Change in terms of superior court of Bath 
April and September 20 and of ]*ocahontas Court to April and £ 
teml)er 23. Present terms are inconvenient. Edw. Johnson. Willi 
H. Terrill. Johnson Reynolds. Edward D. Bailey, W. Skeen. Ch 
Damron, J. J. Alderson. .lohn W. Brockenbrough. Andrew Damr 


1844. Jany. 11. A 1033. Certificate of court cf claims of 81st Regime 
allowing Buckingham $90 for having stand of colors ])ainted in IS,' 
Signed Geo. Mayse. Clerk. Referred to Assembly for i)ayment. 

Officers of the 81st Regiment. 

1844. Dec. 7. A 1034. Return to sy.stem of brigade inspection. Pre 
ent system is highly unsatisfactory and officers receive no trainln 
One company in each regiment should be required to drill and ' 
keep arms ready for inspection for a year and then to pass the arn 
on to another company. In this way militia might be fairly we 
disciplined. A. G. McGuffin. Col.. Wni. W. Shields. Lieut.-Col.. VTi 
McClintic. Capt.. C. C. Francisco. Capt.. James McClintic. Capt. '^ 
Stephenson. Capt., A. A. Stevenson, Adjt.. M. Trainer, Capt, ^ 
Hamilton. Ca])t. Referred. 

Citizens of Bath & Alleghany. 

1844. A 1035. Permission to divert money raised by lottery for 
proving navigation of Cow Pasture River to the improving of ro^ 
Most of money raised w^as spent on river but nothing accomplish 
Thos. 'A. Bell. William K. Dickinson. Edward Wheat, E. K. V 
Bewen, Henry Willson, Benj. Thompson and 50 others. 


1844. A 1030. Permission to ai)i)ropriate an unexpended sum of I - 
raised by a lottery for building bridge over Cow Pasture River, 
improvement of a road from Otho Williams's mill along said rL 
Otho Williams, James P. Wood. Adam McDonald, John Clerk, 
Alex. H. Sitlington and 31 others. Bill reported. 


IS of Cow Pasture Valley. 

45. Jany. 15. A 1637. Permission for James Paine to build a dam 
eight feet high acicss Pasture River at McDannald's for purpose of 
running a saw mill. Sam. Lewis, Jas. Howell, .John Wallace, Otho 
Williams, James Mayse, John Carrell and 27 others. 
IS of Central Virginia. 

40. Jany. 3. A 1638. Adoption by State of some adequate system of 
public education. Present system of common schools is very unsat- 
isfactory: there are no legal provisions for construction of school- 
houses, engagement of teachers and management of schools. Intel- 
ligence and morals suffer from these defects. Fund ai)propriated 
for instruction of poor children is small and badly administered, but 
it would fail to accomplish anything if it were three times as great, 
without some sort of system. Money is wasted as long as teachers 
are paid four or five cents a day for giving poor scholars any kind 
of instruction. A comprehensive plan should be adopted and a large 
fund appropriated for schools. Printed. Thomas P. Simms. Wm. 
MrClintic, S. A. Porter. Chas L. Francisco, A. W. Cameron, David H. 
Bird and 52 others. 
IS of Central Virginia. 

Uj. Jany. 3. A 1039. Same as A 1638. Simuicl Uuckman. Stuart S. 
Rider. Thos. C. Methany. Michael Francis. William Ewin. Thomas 
Waulip and 22 others. Referred. 

s46. Jany. 3. A 1640. Same as A 1638. Saml. McComb. Jacob Elle- 
son. James Waugh, Wm. S. Hevner, S. Ruckman. Charles Wade and 
46 others. Referred, 

>4C. Jany. 7. A 1641. Incor])oration of conipnny to build railway 
from western terminus cf Louisa Railroad to Ptaunton and along 
the Great Kanawha to the Ohio. This is the shortest, cheapest an«l 
most direct route from east to west. No longer any chance of com- 
pleting the James River and Kanawha Canal, and people will not 
fonsent to travel one-half the distance by railroad and the other 
h«ilf by canal. Printed. Charles L. Francisco, Francis T. Fry, John 
Rrockenbrough. Sylvanus A. Bird, Henry Meyers, John T^emon and 
?.'! others. Referred. 

IMfi. .Tany. 7. A 1642. Same as A 1641. Charles L. Francisco, John 
Rrockenbrough. Francis T. Fry. Stephen A. Porter, J. S. Crawford, 
G. B. Richards and 10 others, 
mr,. Jany. 7. A 1643. Same as A 1642. James F. Bell, Alex. H. 
Sltllngton, Geo. W. McDonald, James M'Laughlin, Wm. Y. Mc- 
Cutcheon, John Gillaspie and 33 others, 
'itliens of Bath & Pendleton. 

1^*6. A 1644. Formation of new county. Petitioners find it difficult 
to reach courthouse because of difficult ford and bad road. W. Wil- 
son. A. A. Stephenson, James Brown, Richard Ratcliff, Mitchell D. 
Meadows, John Hiner and 156 others. Poll taken on question of 
having new county. 


Inhabitants of Bath & Pendleton. 

1846. Dec. 28. A 1645. Formation of new county. William B. Hull 
Sampson Zichefoose, Thomas O. Sitlington, Michael Propst, 
Hevener, John M. Rexrode and 60 others. Duplicate 1 witk I 
names, 2 with 28 names, 3 with 46 names, 4 with 16 names. 


1847. Jany. 16. A 1646. Protest against formation of a new county d 
of parts of Bath and Pendleton. Population of Bath has not tal 
creased since 1840, and if new county is formed there will be od 
about 2000 white inhabitants left in Bath. James McGufBn, W. 
Bean. Wm. Davis, Sam Carpenter, Wm. Lockridge, Henry Given 
140 others. Duplicate with 89 names. 

Citizens of Cow Pasture River Valley. 

1847. Jany. 28. A 1647. Act requiring mill owners on James and Cow 
Pasture rivers, above James River Canal, to build sluices wii 
enough to admit passage of rafts 16 feet broad, to build slopes aoli 
to put up pilot marks to guide navigators. James Paine, Char) 
Hughart, James Black, William Spy. William R. Foster, Wm. Bulger 
and 64 others. Duplicate with 26 names. Rejected for want of 

Citizens of Bath & Pendleton. 

1847. Feby. 1. A 1648. Formation of new county. W. Stephenson, John 
McGlaughlin, Jonathan Syron, John T. Armstrong, Samuel Moyen, 
Paschal D. Williams and 20 others. 

Citizens of Cow Pasture River Valley. 

1847. Feb. 2. A 1649. Act requiring mill owners on James and Cow 
Pasture rivers to fix dams so as to allow navigation. James Paine; 
Chas. L. Kincaid, Wm. Kincaid. Jno. C. Marshall, St. Clair Stewart, 
James H. Benson and 19 others. Rejected for want of notice. 


1847. A 1650. Formation of new county. Henry Seybert, David Var- 
ner, Amos Sample, Henry T. Fleisher, Solomon Waggoner, Jas. 
Trimble and 50 others. 


1849. Jany. 15. A 1651. Extension of Louisa Railway by a tunnel 
through the Blue Ridge. It can then be extended westward to Cov- 
ington without trouble. Trade now diverted to Baltimore will come 
to Richmond. John Brockenbrough, Andrew L. Warwick, Chs. L. 
Francisco, I. D. Fry, S. A. Porter, J. N. McGuffin and 66 others. 


1849. Jany. 17. A 1652. Grant of aid in constructing turnpike or 
graded road from Vance's on Huntersville Turnpike to Intersect 
the Jackson's River Turnpike at John Shumate's tavern, a dis- 
tance of 15 miles. S. N. Gatewood, Levi Server, Samuel Marley, 
Charles Hamilton, George Turber, Jesse Whitman and 28 others. 
Bill reported. 


1850. Feby. A 1653. Exemption of people of Falling Springs Valley 
from paying toll on Jackson's River Turnpike at a gate situated be- 


t-ween Warm and Hot Springs. A Meister, Richard Snead, John 
Cawley, Ellsha S. Williams, David Thomas, Wm. M. Thompson, and 
14 otliers. Letter of A. Meister. Reported. 
Do\ Commissioners of Bath. 

1852. Jany. 24. A 1654. Payment of Bath quota of school fund for 
1850. Commissioners forfeited quota for 1850 by failure to report 
to the second auditor; notwithstanding, teachers were hired and indi- 
gent children taught. Signed by John C. Porter, Pres., and S. A. 
Bird, Clerk. 
:i£ens of Bath & Highland. 
1852. Feby. 26. A 1655. Appropriation of $500 to make a wagon road 
over mountain from Clerk's Mill to Back Creek. This part of coun- 
try has never received any money from State for roads and the pro- 
posed improvement is badly needed. W. Wilson, David Stephenson, 
John F. Bratton, S. C. Slaven, John Given, D. Lockridge and 48 
others. Bill reported. 

1852. Mar. 16. A 1656. Exemption of petitioners from paying toll at 
a gate on Jackson's Rive*' Turnpike between the Warm and Hot 
Springs. Petitioners understood that tolls were to be charged for 
foreign travel, but oh the contrary they are compelled to pay to go 
to courthouse, church, etc. Geo. Mayse, A. P. Strother, John D. 
Payne. John Dean, Geo. Hively, Eras. Williams and 92 others. Re- 

1852. Dec. 31. A 1657. Incorporation of a company with $6,000 worth 
of stock, to build turnpike from Central Railroad at Millboro to in- 
tersect Warm Springs Turnpike at Mrs. Brinkley's in Bath. Travel 
to the springs would pass over this road. F. H. Thompson. Wm. 
Winder, Christopher Brinkley, Samuel Clark, J. X. Sitlington, .John 
P. Porter and 40 others. 

1854. A 1658. Prohibition of sale of liquor in State. Wm. J. Weldon, 
Hughart M. Burns, Joseph W. Burns, William C. S. Jordan, John 
Cleek, John M. Sitlington and 16 others. 

1857. Jany. 21. A 1659. Appropriation for a road from Hot Springs to 
Clifton Forge. This road would form link between Jackson's River 
and Covington and Lexington turnpikes, shortening the distance 
25 or 30 miles; would also afford facilities for going to market. S. A. 
Byrd, A. Richard, Lewis Williams. S. A. Porter, Wm. W. Shields, D. 
O. Wise and 58 others. 


1858. Jany. 14. A 1660. Change in taxation system. License tax upon 
sales Is unjust to merchants. Printed. D. G. Wise, W. H. Bryan 
it Co., C. R. M'Donnald, H. G. Rivercomb, S. A. Porter, A. G. Clerk 
and 11 others. 


1863. Feby. 14. A 1661. Removal of negro convicts from this section 
of country and employment of them on fortifications around Rich- 


mond." Also repeal of act which directs appointment of negro i 
victs on public work. Win. B. McElwee. Roger Hickman, Geo. L| 
McElwee, A. N. McClintic, Geo. Mayse, W. A. Sitlington and U| 
others. Referred. 

A 1C62. Appropriation for extension of State Turnpike from Covin 
its present eastern terminus, to Staunton. For sum of $24,600 Sti 
could turnpike road for whole 71 miles, and tolls thereui>on w© 
pay excellent Interest on investment. Printed. A. Dickinson. Roi 
.H. Morrison. Huph Kelso, George Turber, Saml. S. Williams, SaniL| 
Crawford and 79 others. 


RUFFIK, Ed.MI). Ju. 

1777. Nov. IC. A 1<)03. Compensation for slave named Dick, who ro 
away and attempted to board Dunmore's fleet at Norfolk, but 
captured and sent to the public jail. Petitioner applied to Omr 
mittce of Safety for slave, but was informed that negro was so sedt 

I tious that he would be sent to West Indies or lead mines as ai 

example. And about that time the slave died. £15 alloved. 
Statement of Committee of Safety that Ruffin had received one of hli 
runaway slaves but was refused Dick. A list of negroes sent to 

QuAULts, .John, County Lieutenant. 

1778. Oct. 22. A 1GG4. Petitioner was directed to take sum of £236. 16. 
and appoint oflficers to recruit for State service. Money was divided 
among officers but they returned it with statement that soldieit 
could not be recruited on terms offered. Among the money re- 
turned were three counterfeit bills to amount of £13. 10. Petitioner 
asks that he be not required to lose this money, as he received 
nothing for whole transaction. Two affidavits. BUI reported. 

Inhabitants of Bedford & Amherst. 

1778. Nov. 21. Al(;or>. Establishment of ferry over Fluvanna River 
from Nicholas Davies' lands at mouth of Battery Creek to mouth of 
OttiM- Creek in Amherst. Thomas Logwood, Isaac Bannister, Simon 
Miller. Peter Ferquesan. John Hook. .lames Davis and 15 others. 


1779. Mavis. Al^JtlH. Uobert Cowan. J^cotchman and Tory, who wa« 
refused admission into State, has, in defiance of government, come 
into Bedford and is living on his estate. Reported. 


1779. May 24. AlfiG7. New county south of Staunton River. Water 
courses on way to courthouse are diflficult to cross and many i)eopie 
live from 30 to 50 miles distant. Thos. Watts, Henry Guttry. Wm. 
Christopher, Peter Wood, Peter Holland, Aquila Green and 56 othenL 
Duplicate 1 with 45 names. 2 with 60 names. 3 with 63 names, 4 
with 40 names. Referred. 

•The Stttti- fiii:»loyt'«l many notrro ^lavj's in ISfil for fortification work. 



1779. May 24. A 1668. Protest again division of county further than 
part south of Staunton River. In midst of war people wish to incur 
expense of new county buildings, which will be burden too heavy 
to be endured. Barnabas Arthur, Jacob Irion, Lewis Irion, Benja- 
min Johnson, William Owen, Francis Carby and 527 others. 


1779. Nov. 9. A 1669. New county. Petitioners live in Bedford south 
of Staunton River and have 30 and 50 miles to go to court. They 
wish that southern part of county be added to part of Henry. 
Thomas Arthur, Thos. Doggett, William Walton, William Wright, 
John Underwood, William Slone and 94 others. Referred. 

17 SO. May 23. A 1670. Establishment of new county south of Staun- 
ton 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. 

17S0. May 23. A 1671. Protest against any other division of Bedford 
than of that part of it south of Staunton River. Jesse Burton, Henry 
Tate. Christr. Lynch, Joseph Blankinship, Wm. Perrey, Harry Wilay 
and 51 others. 

17S0. May 23. A 1672. Same as A 1680. Joshua Early, John Left- 
w^ich, George Lambert, Andrew Blackburn, Caleb Callaway, Ralph 
Smith and 21 others. 

!5S. David. 

1780. Nov. 11. A 1673. Establishment of ferry on James River from 
Archy's Creek in Bedford to land of Robert Boiling in Amherst. 


1780. Nov. 20. A 1674. Protest against law making debts and loan 
office certificates payable according to depreciation of money issued 
by Congress and State. Those holding bills of credit are as much 
entitled to payment in specie as those holding loan office certificates, 
since both bills and certificates have been regularly used in trading. 
Moses McUwain, Joseph GofP, John Burford, Chas. Lambert, 
Nathaniel Harris, Rush Milam and 69 others. To lie on table. 

FAD. Join?. County Jailor. 

1780. Nov. 21. A 1675. Recompense for expense incurred in keeping 
in jail number of persons arrested last summer on suspicion of con- 
spiracy against United States. Auditor will allow only common 
fees granted for criminals, which are insufficient. Allowed £6,^^80. 

ESBHX^ Harbt. 

1780. Dec. 18. A 1676. Further allowance for himself and eight others. 
who served as guards to convey to prison a number of persons sus- 
pected of treason against State. Auditor's allowance was not suffi- 
cient. Rejected, 


Wabd, John. 

1780. Dec. 19. A 1677. Payment of certificates granted petitioner i 
supplying provisions to troops, which certificates have been reW 
payment by auditor. Allowed £3,028. 3. 4. 


1781. Nov. 21. A 1678. Protest against division of county. Petiti< 
have had county surveyed and find it smaller than was supl 
Courthouse is situated in center of county and militia is <3 
into two battalions. James Callaway, Charles Callaway, W- 
Wm. Callaway, John Callaway, Bourne Price and Fran. 


1781. Nov. 21. A 1679. Division of county and formation (^ 
county. Bedford is 70 miles long and 35 miles wide and ma^ 
pie have to go great distances to courthouse. Tax assessors 
get around to perform duties. Militia numbers 1,700. Wm - 
strong, Jas. Sharp, James King, Robt. Armstrong, John K 
John McClanihan and 32 others. Duplicate 1, with 49 names, 
110 names, 3 with 69 names, 4 with 155 names, 5 with 61 n»^ 
with 30 names, 7 with 54 names, 8 with 20 names, 9 with 7 ^ 
10 with 47 names, 11 with 72 names, 12 with 46 names, 13 "^ 

Tate, Caleb. 

1781. Nov. 24. A 1680. Payment for whiskey and writing pap* 
nished by petitioner to Virginia troops in South Carolina. ^ 
after defeat at Camden.*" Petitioner lost 550 gallons of "^ 
and five reams of paper, besides two teams. Reported. 

Mead, John. 

1781. Dec. 7. A 1681. Allowance of £300 due petitioner, but 
was lost him by some error when his account was settled. /^ 

Ready, Isaac. 

1782. May 20. A 1682. Aid from State. Petitioner was a sold 
Bedford militia under Col. Lynch and was wounded in hip at 
ford Courthouse. His wound is still uncured and he has a fam 
support. Reported. 

Inhabitants of Russell Parish in Bedford & Campbell. 

1782. June 3. A 1683. Division of parish along line of county di 
of Bedford and Campbell. Parish is extensive and Inconve 
Richard Stith, John Quarles, W. Mead, W. Lefwich, John Call 
Arch. Moon, John Caffery, Robert Alexander, Gr. F. Lewis, 1 
G. Talbot. Bill hrovght in. 

Lynch, John. 

1782. June 3. A 1684. Repeal of act discontinuing ferry on Flu\ 
River from petitioner's land in Bedford to his land In Ami 
Bill drawn. 

•*The American army lost most of its eflfccts at Camden. 



r82. June 8. A 1685. Division of county, forming new county along 
Blackwater and Staunton, with 320 militia and 600 tithables. 
Thomas Arthur, John Starkey, Jesse Dillion, William Markum, John 
Banks, James Marxum and 316 others. Duplicate 1 with 86 names, 
2 with 39 names, 3 with 32 names. 

82. Nov. 16. A 1686. Petitioner is only blood relation in America 
of Rev. John Brander of Bedford, who willed his estate to one John 
Brander, British subject, and estate escheated to Commonwealth. 
Petitioner asks that estate be given to him as he has taken an active 
part on American side. Beasondble, 
?rs of Bedford Court. 

S2. Nov. 20. A 1687. Establishment of town of Liberty, new county 
seat of Bedford. Petitioners were given site, which is near center of 
county, and public buildings are in course of erection. Jeremiah 
Pate. Gross Scruggs, Robt. Ewing, Wm. Callaway, Wm. Trigg, James 
Buford, Thos. Leftwich, Henry Buford. Redsonahle, 
tants of North Side. 

82. Nov. 22. A 1688. Act directing building of new Bedford public 
buildings in center of county. County has been surveyed and site 
for buildings offered by one David Wright within one mile of center 
of county. Notwithstanding this, justices have decided to put up 
buildings five miles from center, which is an injustice. John 
Reaves, Chas. Lambert, John Ross Dewitt, John Hill, Samuel 
Kinsley, W^illiam Williams and 82 others. Duplicate with 65 names. 

'82. Nov. 23. A 1689. Division of county and formation of new 
county along line of Blackwater and Staunton rivers. New county 
will contain 1,000 tithables. leaving Bedford with 1,576 and Henry 
with 1,500. Isaac Rentfro, Thomas Green, Charles Roston, Robert 
Wickens, Thomas Huston, John McGinnes and 300 others. Reason- 

nS2. A 1690. Formation of new county along line of Staunton and 
Blackwater rivers. New county would contain 1,000 tithables, Bed- 
ford 1.576 and Henry 1,500. Chattin Doggett, Moses Green, Jno. 
Gibson, Edward Wilson. William Miller. Samuel Langdon and 57 
others. Duplicate with 58 names. See A 1689. 

n83. May 17. A 1691. Establishment of ferry on Fluvanna River 
• from Nicholas Davies' land in Bedford to Thomas Waugh's land in 
Amherst. More convenient to petitioners than ferry near the moun- 
tains. Stephen Lyon, William Bryant, William Marsh, John Hard- 
^ck, John Ross Dewitt, William Wright and 85 others. Reasonable. 

1783. May 21. A 1692. Act ordering removal of mill-dam across Goose 
Creek, which has entirely prevented passage of fish. Mill is in bad 
repair and of little use. Nathaniel Manson, Henry Haynes, Edward 


Hancock, John Dearen, Samuel Gathright. Alva Ferguson and 1 
others. 2iext session. 
1783. June 4. A 1693. Same as A 1692. Tho. Arthur, Isaac Rentfi 
Theodrick Webb, Joshua Willson, James Will, Wm. Akers and 1 
others. Duplicate 1 with 49 names, 2 with 91 names. 
Gill, Wm. 

1783. June 7. A 1694. Grant of estate of Rev. John Brander, willed 
a British subject and therefore escheated to the State, to petltioi 
as only American heir and an active patriot. Reasonable. 
MooBK, Joseph, & William Cowan. Attorneys for RonraT Waltox. Jr., 

1783. June 9. A 1695. Walton, in 1779, because of approach of Briti 
army, came to Virginia with his slaves. He borrow^ed £12,000 tn 
Col. James Calloway, depositing with Calloway 30 of his slaves 
security. According to terms of contract, Calloway was to take pi 
ment in slaves or money. At time of contract Walton knew nothl 
of act of 1778 'for preventing the further importation of slave 
which entirely prevented his fulftilment of the contract. Petitionc 
now ask that Walton's slaves may be applied to discharge of 1 
debts to Calloway and others, which cannot be done under the a 

Ward, Henry. 

1784. Junes. A 1696. Petitioner was quartermaster of Virginia milit 
at Salisbury and at Ninety-six under Col. Carrington until tak« 
prisoner by enemy, when he lost horse and trappings. Asks recoi 
pense for this. Reported. 

Church. RonERT. 

1784. June 8. A 1697. Petitioner served in Bedford militia under C( 
Lynch in North Carolina, and was wounded in the right arm, *■ 
that he cannot work. He therefore asks for relief. Allowed £ 
down and half pay for .'i years. 

Mead, William. 

1784. Nov. 20. A 169S. Authority for the auditor to pay certificate r 
ceived by petitioner from one Michael Montgomery in payment 
debt. Certificate was issued for use of wagon in State service, 1> 
when petitioner presented it for payment he was told that time f 
payment has expired. Reasonable. Auditor to grant Certificate. 

Chiles, John. 

1784. Nov. 20. A 1699. Payment of certificate issued petitioner ^ 
provisions given under Provision Law. Petitioner presented c^' 
flcate to Bedford Court and it was thence referred to auditor, ^ 
refused to pay because time allowed for payment had expired. 

Inhabitants on South Side of Staunton River. 

1785. Oct. 27. A 1700. Formation of new county from southern l^ 
of Bedford and part of Henry. Inconvenient now for petitioner^ 
reach courthouse. Thos. Arthur, Moses Greer, Geo. Doggett, Pat^ 
Lingoe, Wm. Miller, Wm. Pollard and 357 others. 


Ditants of Bedford, Campbell & Amherst. 

785. Nov. 22. A 1701. Tobacco inspection at Lynch's Ferry on James 
River. Town is about to be laid off there with convenient harbor, 
and inspection would save £200 or £300 annually in carriage of re- 
fused tobacco. Christopher Anthony. Edmund Tate, Zachariah Mor- 
man. David Johnson, Wm. Williamson, Anthony North and 330 
others. Duplicate 1 with 59 names, 2 with 61 names. 

litants of Bedford & Campbell. 

7S7. Nov. 13. A 1702. Reimbursement for double payment of tax of 
ten shillings a hogshead on tobacco. Petitioners paid duty at ware- 
house on upper James River and also at Richmond. Thomas Simp- 
kins. Arthur Robinson, Jas. Callaway & Co., James King. Referred. 


7S7. Nov. 19. A 1703. Payment of £7,449. 12.. certificate for which 
petitioner has lost. Asks for warrant for £7. 8. 6. in specie, which 
is value of paper money named in certificate. Rejected. 


7.S9. Oct. 24. A 1704. Petitioners are securities for Gross Scruggs, 
sheriff in 17S4. Scruggs farmed tax collection to Henry Trent and 
others, who failed to turn in whole amount. Judgment was ob- 
tained against Scruggs and petitioners, and Scruggs obtained judg- 
ment against Trent and his securities. Trent obtained a super- 
sedeas in General Court, which is still i)ending, leaving Scruggs 
and petiticners to pay whole amount. Petitioners {»sk stay of exe- 
cution until supersedeas is determined. Reported. 


789. Nov. 14. A 170."i. Removal of mill-dams on Otter River from 
mouth to Logwood's. Kprn's and Ewing's mills. Dams now prevent 
fish from coming up river. Cornelius Noel, in spite of promise to 
keep passage open in his dam, has not done so. Andrew Hardy, 
Bernard Owen. John Williams, John Erwin. James Osbry, George 
Crump and 70 others. Duplicate 1 with oS names. 2 with 10 
names. Reported. 

'>f:rs, David. & Jamks Eckiiols. 

790. Nov. 1. A170(>. Remission of £8. 2. 9. damages levied against 
Charles Gwatkins, sheriff for 1789. Petitioners were dei)uties and 
paid into trensury all but small amount of taxes, and woul<l have 
paid this but for difficulty in getting hold of tax books. This resi- 
due was soon after paid but damages were assessed against Gwat- 
kins. Reported. 

WAV. William. Late Sheriff of Bedford, Ja.mis Callaway. William 

Lki-twhii. Jamks Brroiii), Thomas TjI'mtkin. & John Bootiie, 

Securities of Omvdiah Hknky Trknt. 

790. Nov. 20. A 1707. Petitioner. William Callaway, is in dinger of 

ruin by misconduct of his deputies in collecting taxes for 1781, and 

1785. and judgments have been obtained against him. in execution 

of which 20 of his slaves have been sold and residue of his ])roperty 

is in i)rocess of sale. He. with ether potitioiiprs, asks a grant of 

time in which to settle their obli.t;;itions. as the securities are ample 

if time enough is given to realize. Reported. 


17^1. Nv>v. l^. A 1708. Pension. Petitioner was soldier in Col. Cra 
t»tt'H ivKlment and was disabled at Martinsburg by explosion of g 
tisi ho was pursuing an escaped British i-risoner. Court certifia 
Hccoiuiumying. Reported. 

17^1. Nov. 12. A 1709. Removal of mill-dams from Otter River, 
ordor to allow fish to enter it. One Cornelius Noel, in spite 
promlHo made to keep his dam open in spring, has closed it a 
ttsh arc blocked. James Wright, John Dooley, John Ewing, Z 
V'audhT, John Sharp, Joseph Hurdy and 73 others. Reported. 

IViM. Nov. 12. A 1710. Tobacco inspection at Bedford Courthou 
WilUam Ewing. James Wright, John Graham, W. Wardlan. Jo 
Uooloy. Jr.. John Wite and 23G others. 

I ;m2. Oct. 11. A 1711. Tobacco, henii) and flour inspection on land 
NIcliolas Da vies at Conimerton Ferry, which is some miles belt 
Halcnny Falls. Prices are now so low that it will not pay pe 
t!t>ncrs to raise produce unless they can have cheap water carriag 
Tlionjas Logwood. Reuben Slaughter. Peter Mastin, Joseph Slaug 
ttM*. Wni. S. McGchee, Alexr. Gray and OS others. Referred 

17!»2. Oct. 11. A 1712. Tobacco ins])ection at Commerton. Isa? 
Tluunas. Thomas Lear, Charles Jones. Matthew Worley, Charl< 
('o\. .lacob Aheart and S5 others. 

17J»2. A 171o. Cover of petition for warehouse at courthouse, togeth 
with a list of names. Report erj. 

1.1 nWMII. WlI.IIA.M. Ju. 

17J>:1. Nov. 4. A 1714. Petitioner was deputy of Henry Buford. sheri 
and levied an execution upon late sheriff Tjcftwich's property f 
bnlsuiee of revenue of 17S7. Property was not sold for want 
buyers and petitioner could not make return of execution in tin 
to avoid a f\v.(\ He asks that this fine be remitted. Rejected. 
Kt'Kiioi.s, .Iami:s. 

1701. Nov. 19. A 17ir>. Remission of damages levied against petition^ 
for failing to make tax return In time. He was deputy of Hen- 
Huford. sheriff, and was laid up by illness for two years. Report^i 
Lrrnvicii, Wnxr.\M. .Ta. 

1705. Nov. 21. A 1710. Rei)ayment of fine charged against petition 
who. as deputy sheriff in 1702, levied execution upon property 
William Leftwich. late sheriff, for tax balance of 1787. Prop« 
wns exposed but not sold for want of buyers, and petitioner was 
able to return execution promptly because of his remote situaf^ 
Bill (Iraun. 
Cam.awav. Jamks, William Lkjtwicii. Tiionlvs Limpkins. John Boot^ 
Jamls nrioiu). Securities of Oilxdiaii H. Thfnt. former Det 
170r>. Nov. 25. A 1717. Act providing that William Callaway, 
sheriff, may be released from further clninis for tax collections*^ 


payment of one-half arrearages. Trent is a bankrupt, and at time 
he paid taxes certain warrants and certificates accepted for taxes 
might have been bought for half their nominal value, while, as it is, 
petitioners must pay everything in specie. Reported. 

FOB, Samuel. 

796. Nov. 11. A 1718. Duplicate of State certificate lost by petitioner. 
Certificate was issued in name of Stephen Mitchell and interest had 
been drawn up to January 1, 1794. Reported. 

iWAY, James, William Lei-twicii & Thomas IjUMpkix. 

796. Nov. 23. A 1719. Petitioners are securities for Obadiah H. Trent, 
deputy sheriff, who is insolvent and petitioners have nearly paid 
tax collection due out of their property. They have been collecting 
unpaid taxes in that part of Bedford which is now Franklin, and 
to their surprise collection has been prevented and collector ill- 
treated. They ask for redress. Certificate of Franklin accompany- 
ing. Reported. 

Y, Jamfs. 

802. A 1720. Establishment of town by name of Peel Brook, which 
petitioner has laid off along main road where it passes through Blue 
Ridge. Plan of town, rules governing sale of lots therein and broad- 
side advertising sale. Reported. 

^ON. H. 

503. Doc. 13. A 1721. Authority for persons having surveys to return 
same to register's office within six months after passage of the law. 

iiT. Matthew. 

504. Dec. 10. A 1722. Establishment of town on petitioner's land. 
He lives on main road leading from Liberty to Rocky Mount. Re- 

•ns of Bedford, Botetourt & Montgomery. 

sor*. A 1723. Erection of Bedford. Botetourt, and Montgomery east of 
the Alleghanies, into judicial district with court at Salem. Sweet 
Springs, present seat of Botetourt and Montgomery district, is inac- 
sible. W. I. Walker, John Haynes, A. Marshall, John Minnick, John 
Stith. Jacob Wagener and 350 others. 

jrd. Botetourt & Montgomery. 

^rt.V Dec. 2. A 1724. New judicial district with ccurt at Salem. 
Same as A 1723. Sam Todd. Jr.. Robert Mitchell. Fleming Tregg, 
Wm. Taylor. Thos. Bryan, Peter Nance and 128 others. Reported. 

^ners in Liberty. 

^05. Dec. 13. A 1725. Extension of time limit for improving lots. 
John Otey, Wm. R. Jones. Wm. Thorp. J. Hawes. Wm. Watts. Peter 
Long and 19 others. Reported. 

itants of Bedford & Franklin. 

^OC. Dec. 3. A 1720. Removal of fish dams in Staunton River, which 
entirely prevent passage of fish. Bowker Preston. John Davis, 
Daniel James, Joseph Johnson. John Nemore. David Howard and 163 


Da VIES, Tamerlane, W. W. 

1806. Dec. 3. A 1727. Remonstrance against petition of James Wai 
asking for establishment of fefry from Waugh's land to Dai 
land. Ferry would be no great public benefit and would ii 
petitioner. Walter Otey, Chas. C. Clay, Benjamin Rice, James SI 
toe, Robert Cox, George Squires and 38 others. Reported, 

BuBTOx, Alkxander, Executor of Jesse Burton. 

1806. Dec. 4. A 1728. New receipt for $3,193 paid into treasury f( 
Robert Burton, one of executors of William Burton, to be applied 
his credit in account with certain British subjects according to 
sequestration law^. Receipt was lost and treasurer will not 
new one on his own authority. Two papers accompanying. 

Administrators of Joiix Pendleton. 

1808. Dec. 8. A 1729. Payment of State certificates held by Pendl( 
A bill for this purpose was introduced in House last sesaion but 
held up by delegate from Bedford, who thought county might 
interested in matter. It appears from records that certificates wewi 
sold long ago for benefit of county. Geo. Pickett, Robert Pollard, 
N. Sheppard. List of certificates. Reported. 

Bayne, Nancy J. 

1808. Dec. 12. A 1730. Divorce from her husband. Griflln Bayne. Im- 
mediately upon marriage, Bayne charged her .with unchaste conduct 
and has made every effort to ruin her reputation and to inflict all 
possible injuries. Reported. 


1809. Decs. A 1731. Act requiring tobacco inspectors to state weight, 
color, quality and kin«l of each lot of tobacco brouf^ht to them. 
There is a troublesome practice at inspections of condemnation oC 
tobacco by young men in case they do not wish to buy. which prac- 
tice injures many tobacco growers. Prospective purchasers will find 
from statement of weight, color, quality, etc., on inspectors' notes 
(as suggested in this petition as a remedy) just what they were 
offered. Nelson Anderson, .John Morely, Richard Hutton, Fraier 
Otey. Jas. Masten. George Baber and r>8 others. Duplicate with n» 
names. Rejected. 

White, Jacob, & Micajaii Dans. Jr. 

1811. Dec. 4. A 1732. Petitioners, administrators of Thomas J. L<«?- 
wood's estate, ask i)ermission to sell certain lands for benefit of 
Logwood's widow and children. Hill drav-n. 
Bruer, Nancy, Wm. Brier. Matthew Wilson. & Jno. Marable. 

1811. Dec. 17. A17?.3. Petitioners, heirs and representatives of heiM 
of Richard Bruer, deceased, ask permission to sell certain lands, in 
order to discharge his debts and preserve his personal property. 
Copy of will. Referred. 
Shrewshiry, William. 

1811. Dec. 19. A 1734. Permission to sell land inherited by his chil- 
dren from their grandfather, Matthew Pate. Sale will be for bene- 
fit of heirs. Rejected. 


EB, Moses, & Jamks. 

1811. Dec. 19. A 1735. Release to petitioners of the Commonwealth's 

right in land left by their brother, Thomas Miller an alien. Bill 



814. Oct. 21. A 1736. Share in estate of Thomas Miller, subject of 
Great Britain, who died leaving property, which was granted by 
State to his brothers, James and Moses Miller. Petitioner was 
omitted in transaction although he has as good a right. Bill dratvn. 


.814. Oct. 21. A 1737. Divorce from her husband, Osborn Warner, on 
grounds of desertion and bigamy. Eight affidavits and letter. Bill 

'iiY. John, Sb. 

1814. Nov. 15. A 1738. Grant to clear title to land. Petitioner applied 
for patent during Revolution, and thinking he had received it, paid 
taxes on land for many years. He discovered, however, that he did 
not have patent and another claimant of land has appeared. Sur- 
veyor's certificate. Rejected. 


816. Dec. 20. A 1739. Repeal of act requiring clerks of courts of 
record to forward to clerk of General Court all writings admitted to 
record in their courts. Clerk of General Court receives a fee for this 
unnecessary performance. James Eckhols, I. Pate, Thomas Hussy, 
Thomas Alexander, Samuel Willson. J. C. Stephen and 32 others. 
Bill drawn. 


817. Dec. 12. A 1740. Repeal of law requiring clerks of courts to 
make return of writings recorded in their courts to the clerk of the 
General Court. This law costs people $2,000 annually and gives 
them little protection, as only abstracts of records are kept in Gen- 
eral Court. Instead, it is asked that permission may be given to 
deposit deeds and other instruments in courts of adjoining counties, 
and that in case of destruction of an original, copies may be used 
as true copies. Printed. M. Graham. Laer McGeorge, Wm. Cook, 
Thomas Lumpkins, Eli D. Gilmore, Arch. Hatcher and 30 others. 
Bill drawn. 


^17. Dec. 16. A 1741. Divorce from her husband, Jonah Dobyns. She 
has suffered the most brutal treatment from him and fears for the 
property left her by her father. Col. Thomas Leftwich. Affidavit of 
Stephen Terry. Bill drawn. 


'^18. Dec. 9. A 1742. Establishment of town and tobacco inspection 
on land of William Hopkins, and permission to build bridge across 
Staunton River to Franklin. Jabez T.eftwich. William Whitely, Wil- 
kins G. Hunt, Saml. Flours. John C. Melrose, Anthony Wright and 
76 others. 


s .. 't,v •. V ■ . k3. Bridge over James River between Pattinslnil 
vt.K.Ui:iau. Andrew Boyd, Jacob Cook, Solman Snider, Ji 
. .•..:» V,* t\ l*silmore. The. Martin and 49 others. 

X >, \\ '.: A 1744. Establishment of Hardysville near Blue Rids 
Vs«io:ior has sold GO lots already. Bill drawn. 
... „,,. i^M'.iv* of Peace. 

vv l\v 10. A 1745. Petitioners have made recommendations 
>hvMiff anil military officers to governor and council, but latter hai 
;»j:od U» make any appointment. The situation Is embarrassing u 
iviUionors ask that the manner of civil and military appolntmenl 
m.i> bo I'loarly fixed by law. Jabez Leftwich. Pleasant M. Goggl^ 
I .lutvniv McGeorge. Edmd. Pate. Saml. Mitchell. William Irvii 
lamos Gwatkin, Mitchell Ewing, James Otey. Referred. 

'M.St UO.** 

i\is Pee. 2o. A174G. Act directing manner of making nominatI< 
for sheriff and other officers. Thomas Logwood, oldest magisi 
It) eounty. was entitled to nomination, but it was refused him 
i: round that he had once been sheriff. Th. Soil. Nath. I. Manson. R: 
M* Daniel. Joseph Slaughter. Chas. Markle, Tamberlane W. W. Davlfll 
and 1:5 others. Referred. 
l»M\Mrii. Jon., former Sheriff. 

ISl'O. Dee. S. A 1747. Relief from damages incurred on account of llrl 
solveuey of one of his deputies, William Hopkins. Hopkins' security 
has been converted into cash but fails to cover his indebtednefliL 
and judgments have been given against petitioner. Bill drawn 
\V«M»n\. Pn:(;v. 

I SIM). Dec. 30. A 1748. Petitioner, widow and administratrix of WD- 
11am Woody, asks permission to sell TOO acres of land for benefit of 
heirs. Copy of William Woody's will. Rejected. 
Kiriwicn. Jokt.. former Sheriff. 

ISLM. Dec. 10. A 1740. Remission of damages paid because of insolr- 
ency of deputy, William Hopkins, and consequent judgments ren- 
dered against petitioner. Hopkins* estate was sold but failed to 
cover debt, and petitioner has therefore lost heavily in settling with 
State. BUI drawn. 
lai TWicii. ArousTiN'E. 

ISLM. Dec. 20. A 17r>0. Act legalizing i)etitioner's marriage with Hulda 
Hockworth, his deceased wife's sister. He did not know the mar- 
riage was unlawful hut has been presented to county court therefor. 
Inhabitants of Bedford. Franklin. Pittsylvania & Campbell. 

1S22. Jany. 8. A 1751. Formation of new county for petitioners' con- 
venience. Henry Y. Williamson. Peter Bernard. Jr.. Thomas Hep- 
tinstall. Levi Agel. William Craghead. Alex. Gray and 837 others. 


1S22. Dec. 11. A 1752. Release to petitioners by Commonwealth of 
land left by their natural father. James Orrey or Urrey, soldier In 
Revolution. Orrey willed land to petitioners, but through careless- 


ness of one Christopher Sutten, will was not recorded and land has 
escheated. Orrey's patent, six tax receipts and two affidavits. Bill 
drawn and reported, 
ees of New London Academy. 

822. Dec. 19. A 1753. Appropriatioiv from Literary Fund for Acad- 
emy. For a time academy flourished, but it has no permanent funds 
and for some years past has languished. John Watts, Wm. Irwine, 
Jno. T. W. Read, James Steptoe, Alexander Austin, Seth Ward and 
6 others. Laid on table. 


823. Dec. 15. A 1754. Change in order of district court. As at present 
arranged, Campbell is first county to have court in district and Bed- 
ford is second. Requires three or four days for judge to travel the 
80 or 90 miles between the two courthouses, thus giving Bedford one 
court day only. District should be arranged thus — Campbell, Buck- 
ingham, Bedford, which would give Bedford six days in term. 
Thomas Preston, Stephen Preston, Jr., William Solmon. J. C. Steptoe, 
V. A. Thompson, John Apworth and 6 others. Reported. 


823. Dec. 19. A 1755. New election precinct in southern part of 
county. Difficult for petitioners to cross Goose Creek. William 
Hackworth, Samuel Headen, Henry Moss, George Vinsey, Jeremiah 
Cundiff. Bill Murphy and 94 others. Laid on table. 


824. A 1756. Act authorizing completion of bridge over James River 
above present toll bridge. Capt. William Mitchell began bridge but 
has met with disaster. J. C. Steptoe, Chas. Markle, Jno. D. Stratton, 
Thomas Grisson, Alexr. Jrvin, John Blaker and 18 others. 


825. Jany. 15. A 1757. Statement of petitioner that he served under 
Capt. Thos. Leftwich at Camden. He was then called out under 
Capt. John Trigg and marched to Portsmouth. He was again or- 
dered out under Capt. Isaac Clemens and served at Ninety-Six, and 
was yet again called out under Capt. John Trigg to Yorktown. He 
received four wounds there, which have disabled him. Two affidavits. 
Bill draum. 


825. A 1758. Protest against Constitutional Convention. Printed. 

Same as A 1757. Jan Cordozo. P. R. Gilmer, Mosby Arnold, William 

W. Andrews, W. W. Austin. James Campbell and 12 others, 
825. A 1759. Same as A 1758. John F. Hawkins. John Murphy, Wm. 

N. Sherman. Triplett, E. Lowry, Elijah Haller, Thos. Master and 

118 others. 

lees of New London Academy. 

.826. Feby. 16. A 1760. Aid for academy, which is in great need of 

fands. William Irwine, Henry Brown, Alex. Austin, W. W. Austin, 

Gerard Alexander and 5 others. Referred. 


T, Zaciiakiaii. 

826. Dec. 11. A 1761. Title to land bought by petitioner, formerly 
belonging to one Josephus Broomhead. British subject. Land had 
been sold to pay United States direct tax and passed to petitioner. 
He now understands land has escheated to State because Broom- 
head was a British subject. Four papers accompanying. 
Izens of Bedford & Franklin. 
1827. Dec. 5. A 1762. Permission for John Turner to build mill dam 
in Staunton River. Benjamin Meadow, .Teremler Jordan. Richard 
McCormick. .loab Conipton. James May, A. B. Ruther and 102 others. 
^Kwis, Andrkw. 

1827. Dec. T). A 1763. His father's bounty land as brigadier-general- 
His father's commission and other papers were destroyed wlill« 
I)etitioner was serving against Indians on frontier, and no claim 
was made for bounty. Hut family is now i>oor and needs the ai«3- 
Affidavits and two letters. Reported. 
Turn Kit, John. 

1827. Dec. 5. A 1764. Permis.^ion to build mill-dam in Staunton Rlr^-^ 
below mouth of Indian Run Creek. Bill dratcn. 
Stftptok, Jamks. Clerk of County Court. 

1825. Dec. 15. A 1765. Remission of fine and damage. Petitioner w 
fined for not sending in taxes on law processes in time and appeal 
to Supreme Court, where fine was upheld. Rejected. 

1825. Dec. 8. A 1766. Protest against holding of Constitutional Co* 
vention. Xo reason for new constitution. Staunton Convention fra?" 
not truly representative and should not be considered. Thorn ^ 
Karey. John Board, Samuel Hancock, Jr., Pleasant Bond, Joser^ 
Arthur. Morgan Morgan and 61 others. Referred. 


1825. Dec. i:i. A 1767. Pension. Petitioner served in Col. Thomas M» ■ 
shall's Artillery from 1777 to 17S0 and in the Chesterfield Militia * 
1781. He applied to Tinited States Government for pension, whic^ 
he greatly needs, but was refused because Marshall's Artillery 
not a Continental command. Six aflldavits and letter accompanjii*"^^ 
Bin drawn. 


1825. Dec. 16. A 1768. Protest against holding Constitutional Conv^"^** 
tion. No need for it. Staunton Convention calling for new con»'^* 
tution was not representative. Printed. James Turner, Wlllisa-**' 
Cook, Nath. S. Strange, Wm. Radford, Thos. A. Latham. Bdmii«»^ 
Irvine and 49 others. Duplicate with 23 names. Referred, 

Trustees of New London Academy. 

1827. Dec. 18. A 1769. Permission to sell lottery for raising money *<>^ 
academy. About $5,000 has been raised, but petitioners Incur gr«3^ 
responsibility in conducting lottery and prefer to sell It Henry 
Brown, Pres., Js. Hendrick, Secy. 

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WITT, John. 
1S28. Dec. 8. A 1770. Release from fine of $51 levied against petitioner 
for running public house without proper license. Petitioner applied 
to commissioner of revenue for license and paid |10 license tax to 
deputy sheriff, but was nevertheless fined. Reported. 

izens of Liberty. 
1S2S. Dec. 17. A 1771. Repeal of so much of law establishing said town 
as places an alley therein, and designation of another place for an 
alley. This petition arises from the extension of limits on north 
side of the town. P. R. Gilmer. Saml. Ritchey. James Bell, Fredk. 
Annspaugh. John P. Gray, Marquis D. Gray and 170 others. 

1S2S. Dec. 17. A 1772. Change in school system. Better teachers must 
be had. Fund for education of poor has been of little or no advan- 
tage to them. Moral degradation of registering poor children as 
paupers and want of competent teachers have rendered system in- 
eflfective. P. R. Gilmer. Robert C. Mitchell, Henry W. Mosely, R. Mc- 
Daniel, Lewis Wingfleld, Saml. Mitchell and 39 others. Laid on 

v.vfiK, Xathl. 

1S29. Jany. 30. A 1773. Return of execution and rliimages paid by peti- 
tioner for Stephen Preston, sheriff. Petitioner served execution on 
one Peggy Baber. who had no i)roperty. and exfcution was returned 
properly but was charged by clerk of court against sheriff. Two 
papers. Laid on talle. 

itnK. William. 

1829. Deo. 9. A 1774. Return of fine of $30 levied against petitioner for 
running public house without bond and security. Petitioner paid 
license tax to sheriff. Bill drawn. 


1529. Dec. 9. A 1775. Establishment of turnpike from George Thrash- 
er's in Botetourt to Wm. R. Jones', crossing Blue Ridge at Nippen- 
jscer's. Allen Marshall. James Campbell. Peter Bobletts, Wm. Rad- 
ford, Wm. Cook, Wm. Berry and 37 others. ReasonahJe. 

r. Kree Negro. 

1530. Dec. 8. A 1776. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner was 
freed by Miss Anna M. Quarles, his mistress. He is now living on 
land of Dr. Thomas Wright in Franklin, where his wife Is a slave. 

Kree Xegro. 

I S30. Dec. 17. A 1777. Permission to remain in State. Petitioner was 
freed by will of his mistress, Miss Anna Maria Quarles. He asks to 
be allowed to stay because of his good character and extraordinary 
circumstances. Four accompanying papers. Rejected. 

vators of Tobacco on James River. 

831. Jany. 27. A 1778. Relief from heavy tolls Imposed upon people 
navigating James River. Navigation of river has been very little 
Improved by James River and Kanawha Canal Company, but pel\- 



tioners must pay heavy tolls. An extended sHetch of the Ji 
River improvement. Printed. I. Irvin, Jno. Hudnall, Caleb Fnqn^ 
James E. Claytor, Abram Powel. W. B. Whitten and 53 others, it* 

Cultivators of Tobacco on James River. 

1831. March 8. A 1779. Relief from tolls on tobacco. Same as A177S 
Bowker Preston, John Hubbard, Archibald Prather, Stephen Morgan 
Willis Chewning, Benjamin Turner and 29 others. Referred. 

Cultivators of Tobacco. 

1831. March 8. A 1780. Same as A 1779. Richd. Davis, John N. "Wfl 
son, B. Kinsley, C. Logwood, Micajah Davies, Thomas F. Hatchsi 
and 6G others. 

Steen, William. 

1831. Dec. 7. A 1781. Permission to build mill on James River anl 
dam water at Bold Eagle Island. Robert Camin, Henry T. Pendleton, 
W. P. Scsson, John Shelton, Edm. S. Rucker, Benj. R. Davison ani 
350 others. Bill reported. 


1832. Jany. 27. A 1782. Stringent law for removal of free blacks from 
State. Their presence is a menace. Printed in newspaper. Jamei 
S. Dillard, John Marsh, Elisha Peters, Nathaniel H. Price, Edmund 
Marsh. John Callaway and 101 others. Referred. 


1832. Feby. 10. A 1783. Pardon of Abner Martin, sentenced to two 
years in penitentiary for passing counterfeit money. He was victim 
of designing persons and has served one year of his term. John N. 
Kasey, Michael Overfelt, John H. Whitehead, Josiah S. Kennell. Wil- 
liam Hackworth, Baley Martin and 81 others. Referred. 


1832. Feb. 8. A 1784. Pardon of Abner Martin, sentenced to two yean 
in penitentiary for passing counterfeit money. Bowker Preston, 
James Leftwich, Jr., Abraham B. PuUen, Geo. D. Davis, Benj. P. 
Turner, Elisha H. Preston and 82 others. Duplicate with 162 
names. Referred. 

Citizens of Bedford & Campbell. 

1832. Dec. 4. A 1785. Pardon of Green B. Lewellen, sentenced to ten 
years in penitentiary for passing counterfeit money, two years of 
which he has served. James Anthony, William Leftwich, Benj. Mns- 
grove, Jacob Warner, Elijah C. CundifP, Stephen R. Smith and 282 

Gleason, Patrick. 

1832. Dec. 31. A 1786. Permission to sell land left to his wife and 
then his children by James Floyd. Land is poor and petitioner 
wishes to sell it and buy better farm. Bowker Preston, Pleasant 
Preston, John Laganby, John Mitchell, Sr., Benjamin Frazier, Wil- 
liam Arther and 33 others. Copy of James Floyd's will. Rejects. 


1833. Jany. 10. A 1787. Building of seven miles of road necessary to 
connect Lexington and Lynchburg by turnpike. Road is of great 


importance, especially on account of James River Canal. Benjamin 
Robinson, Joseph Slaughter, Hector Harris, Willis Polndexter, Wm. 
Stein, Francis Meriwether and 34 others. Referred. 

spAUGH, Damel. 

1833. Feby. 12. A 1788. Payment of expenses incurred in pursuit of 
one Charles Marshall Jones, whom petitioner followed across moun- 
tains and arrested in Rockbridge. Payment of account refused on 
ground that petitioner's act was illegal. Petitioner is aware of this. 
He should have applied to the magistrate of each county traversed by 
Jones for his arrest, and in meantime Jones would have escaped. 
Account and two certificates accompanying. Bill drawn. 

ens of Bedford & Campbell. 

! 833. A 1789. Pardon of Green B. Lewellen, serving term in peniten- 
tiary for passing counterfeit money, John D. Taylor, Henry Carper, 
Moses Grier, Jr., Theo. F. Webb, George Warker, Thomas Helms and 
425 others. 

ens. , 

1833. Dec. 4. A 1790. Pardon of Green B. I^ewellen, sentenced to ten 
years in penitentiary for passing counterfeit money. Henry Brown, 
Jr., Benjamin Musgrove, Charles Slurland, David Owtn, Henry 
Brown. Saml. Hancock and 134 others. Hcsohition to discharge. 

■"", Joseph. 

1833. Dec. 9. A 1791. Permission to keep gun." Petitioner "is one of 
that unfortunate class in Virginia, who neither possesses the common 
privileges of a free man, nor has the protection and security of a 
slave." He needs gun to kill fowls and protect his crop. Peti- 
tioner, with others, has lately been deprived of this right. He is an 
honest man and his father served State in Revolution. Samuel Wil- 
liams, Wm. A. Jones, William Campbell, Tandy R. Jones, Trde. 
Annspaugh, Wm. Dooley and 11 others. Rejected. 

1834. Feby. 28. A 1792. Copy of Bedford Court order appointing Bap- 
tist Church in Liberty as courthouse until new courthouse is fin- 
ished. Letter accompanying. Bill reported. 

'YERR, Thomas. 

1835. Jany. 31. A 1793. Pardon. Petitioner was trie-l on charge of 
stealing two slaves and suit of clothes. Jury first found him guilty 
of both offenses and sentenced him to four years: later acquitted 
him of theft of clothes but sentenced him to six years for stealing 
slaves. Petitioner Is innocent of crime, has served most of sen- 
tence and has a family to support. Court record and letter. Peti- 
tion asking for Sawyer's pardon and signed by William A. Adams, 
Benj. Hawkins, James F. Johnson, Maj. Wilson and 50 others. Re- 

E8, Free Negro. 

1835. Feb. 14. A 1794. Permission to remain in State. He was freed 
by will of Lewis Chastaln. but executors refused to free him and at- 
tempted to hurry him out of State. He instituted suit and gained 

3de of 1819, I. p. 423. 

22(j UKl'OUT or STATl-: LIBKAUIAN'. [A1795-A1802 

his freedom. He is old and his wife is a slave in neighborhoo.1 
J no. F. Sale, John Hewitt. Th. Sale, John Wharton. Willis Poiu- 
dexter, Nelson A. Thomson and oO others. Copy of court record. 


1835. Dec. 9. A I79r>. Incorporation of company to build railroad from 

t Lynchburg to Tennessee, with intention of joining Tennessee Rail- 

road and making continuous line south to New Orleans. James S. 
Dillard. Henry Brown. Ben Ward, Th. Steptoe, Saml. Crawford, Wm. 
Hodford, John Tw. Read and 40 others. Reasonable, 


1835. Dec. 11. A 179C. Pardon of Anderson Read who is confined in 
penitentiary. His parents are aged and respectable. William Cami>' 
bell. Jno. S. Hurt. Jos. C. Higginbotham. Nathaniel S. Weber, Bart- 
lett Thompson, Thos. J. Hill and 29 others. Referred. 


1835. Dec. 15. A 1797. Incorporation of part of county cut off t>y 
Smith's Mountain and Staunton River in Pittsylvania. Much moT^ 
convenient for petitioners. John Ward, George Parker, Alexander C- 
Parker, Andrew Good, Aaron Jacobs, Joseph Parker and 5 others- 


1835. Dec. 22. A 1798. Incorporation of company to build rallroa^^- 
Same as A 1795. Balda McDaniel, John O. Leftwich, John F. Ha^^' 
kins, C. L. Cobbs, C. C. Johnson. T. H. Might and 84 others. Laid a^"^ 

Dbuby, John. 

1836. Dec. 7. A 1799. Return of fine of $54.50 levied against petition^'' 
for selling whiskey without license. He was appointed sutler t^^ 
Capt. Henry Edgar at militia muster in 1835, and thought he act^'^ 
properly in selling whiskey to soldiers. Pleasant Creasy, ArchibaX^^ 
Craigg, Sampson B. Lewis. William Lindsey. William Cragget:-** 
George E. Shinnell and 29 others. Bill reported. 

QUARLES. MuRiMiY, Free Negro. 

1837. Feby. 8. A 1800. He was freed by will of Ann Maria Quarles, b"*** 
bound out to trade of currier and tanner until 19 years old. He ^^ 
now 19 and asks permission to stay in State until 21, in order "^^ 
thoroughly learn trade. Reuben Parker. Trde. Annspaugh, Geor^5® 
W. Stanley, Micajah Davis, Reuben Witt, L. N. Browns and ^^ 
others. Copy of Ann Maria Quarles' will. 

1837. March IG. A 1801. Petition for release of Anderson Read ffO^tn 
penitentiary, withdrawn on March 15, 1837. 

Robinson, Zaciiabiaii. 

1838. Jany. 2. A 1802. Return of fine levied against petitioner ^^^ 
gambling and charged upon two counts. This is a mistake. P«*^' 
tioner only gambled on one occasion, and should be fined for but ao^ 
Aflldavits and court record. Reasonable. 


NGKR, Sally, n6e Wade. 

838. Jany. 2. A 1803. Divorce from her husband, Richard Ballinger, 
on grounds of abuse and open adultery. Certificate signed by Silas 
Taylor. Howell Robinson, Isaac Wade, Jr., John Hewitt, Archd. 
Franklin, Franklin Creasy and 17 others. Referred. 

\, Maby a. 

S38. Jany. 20. A 1804. Release of William E. Cobbs' estate from bond 
of $2,000 given by Cobbs as bail on charge of having stolen a bond. 
Cobbs was petitioner's son and forfeited his bail. His four securi- 
ties were bound for $500 each, which $2,000 has been paid, but 
Cobbs was personally liable for $2,000, which has not been paid. He 
has since died in Mississippi leaving a small estate, and petitioner, 
his mother, will be reduced to want if bond is enforced. Four 
papers. Bill drawn. 


538. Jany. 29. A 1805. Reform in law for processioning lands. Robert 
Campbell, Alexander Wade, James A. Walker, John I. Tariss, Fred 
H. Quarles, H. Terry and G5 others. Referred. 

s, James. 

339. Jany. 12. A 1806. Divorce of daughter, Martha C. Harris, from 
her husband, John Hemmlngs. Latter is a thief and swindler and 
was driven out of community. Certificate signed by Robert Camp- 
bell. Charles W. Stevens, Joel A. Jones, John Crouch, Irvin S. Broles, 
Samuel Jones and 47 others. Rejected. 

ns of Bedford, Amherst & Nelson. 

839. Feby. 4. A 1807. Incorporation of Virginia Beetroot Sugar Manu- 
facturing Company, and grant of bounty of three cents a pound for 
sugar and five cents a gallon for molasses made. Joseph B. Irving, 
Ro. M. Brown, La. Drummond, C. Dabney, I. Wells, Henry W. Quarles 
and 35 others. Report No. 815 of United States Department of 
Agriculture. Referred. 

fns of Liberty. 

839. Feby. 7. A 1808. Incorporation of Liberty. Armistead Otey, Wil- 
liam Terry, James T. Johnson, John C. Hopkins, Robt. A. Clement, 
Tho. L. Leftwich and 50 others. Reported. 

}E, William. 

839. Dec. 7. A 1809. Refunding of fine levied against petitioner for 
failing to give bond ajid security for keeping an ordinary. He 
thought that payment of license was all necessary. Court record 
and certificate. Reported. 


840. Jany. 17. A 1810. Some method to reduce number of dogs, in 
order to prevent sheep-killing. Householders should be taxed on 
all dogs more than two; negroes should be allowed to keep but one 
dog and slaves should be prohibited from keeping any. John C. 
Chilton, Jno. Callaway, T. T, Saunders, William Creasy, Uriah 
Hatcher, William L. Otey, James Slaughter, Richd. Davis. Rejected, 

raoN, HowEXL. 

840. March 20. A 1811. Petition for divorce withdrawi. 


Habris, James. 

1840. Dec. 2. A 1812. Divorce of his daughter, Martha C. Harris, from 
her husband, John Hemmings. Hemmings is a thief and swindler 
• and has fled to avoid prosecution. Court record. Bill drawn. 
Citizens of Bedford, Botetourt & Roanoke. 

1840. Dec. 29. A 1813. Permission for stockholders in Lynchburg and 
Salem Turnpike Company to receive 6 per cent, dividend on their* 
stock before the State receives anything, or that the State dividends 
may be used in paying amount due for extending road. $87,600 oix* 
of $100,000 stock to be raised has been subscribed by individuals. 
Rich. C. Perkins, Alexander Irvine. Will. Steptoe, P. Eckols. JohnT- 
W. Ready, Wm. Leftwich, Jr.. and 241 others. 


1840? A 1814. Subscription by State to stock of railroad from Lync*^.- 
burg to Tennessee. Line is necessary to James River Canal and t^^ 
development of southwest. Jos. Wilson, G. A. Wingfield, Jesse XT- 
Hopkins, A. Otey, W. F. Gordon, Jr. and 9 others. 

Directors & Stockholders of Bedford Savings Bank. 

1841. Jany. 4. A 1815. Amendment of bank charter placing notes n-^^^ 
gotiable at its oflBce on same footing as foreign bills of exchang^s^s- 
At present all notes negotiated at bank must be made payable I "^^ 
Lynchburg, which is great inconvenience, and unnecessary, as ban. "^^ 
has $30,000 capital. G. A. Wingfleld. Pres., Jos. Wilson, James H^^- 
Johnson, Jno. A. Wharton. Wm. L. Hall, Alfred A. Bell and 11 otber^^^- 
With names of 21 other citizens added. 

1841. Jany. 15. A 1816. Draft of bill granting permission to Joseph ^** 
Wright, guardian of John H. Markle, to invest proceeds of sale cr^^ 
lands at Liberty in lands in Missouri. Court record. Rejected. 
Jones, Wm. R. 

1841. Jany. 28. A 1817. PeUtion withdrawn. 

1841. Dec. 8. A 1818. Creation of new militia company within limltt^-^ 
of 10th Regiment. David H. Crease, Stark B. Garrett. W. B. Ove ^^^ 
street, Daniel P. Skinnell, Walter B. Dowdy, James E. Wright a»^ ** 
199 others. 
Officers of 10th Regiment. 

1841. Dec. 21. A 1819. Ask that Legislature will refuse to create ^' 
new militia company within the bounds of the 10th Regiment Lew "^^ 
C. Arthur, Col., E. V. Williams, LieuJ;.-Col., Richard Crenshaw, Maj(^^^ 
Patrick L. Foster, Milton J. Jones, Capt. Caleb D. Parker and 2^*^ 

• others. Referred. 
Holt, WiixiAi^t I. 

1842. Feby. 12. A 1820. Release from fine and costs imposed on char 
of gambling. All a mistake; petitioner was not guilty. Affldavi-' 
and court record. Rejected. 

Citizens of Bedford & Campbell. 

1843. Jany. 2. A 1821. Incorporation of company to build tumpl"^^^ 
from Lynchburg through Campbell and Bedford. Hector Hanr*^* 
Wm. Radford, John Smith. Jr., H. McGehee, William Cobbs, W!«.^^- 
Hobson and 13 others. Remonstrance against petition with ^* 
names. Reported, 



1844. Jany. 31. A 1822. Removal of election precinct from Cheese 
Creek Church to Bigbie's Shop. Church is in ruins. Wm. Bigbie, 
Balda McDaniel, Hiram Cheatwood. Henry M. Ogden, James S. Per- 
row, Henry H. Hewitt and 24 others. Bill reported, 


1845. Jany. 1. A 1823. New election precinct at Alexander Wade's. It 
will be of general convenience and both political parties join in ask- 
ing it. Alexander Wade, Joshua C. Adams, Abram Austin, Stephen 
Adams. Paschall Nance, Wm. A. Adams, and 78 others. Reported, 

tizeDs of Bedford & Amherst. 

1845. Jany. 16. A 1824. Act making James River lawful fence from 
Roach's Island to Otter Creek. Pembroke E. Waugh, Danl. E. Bally, 
James H. Waugh, Wm. A. Waugh, M. Snead, John Ogden, Geo. T. 
Snead, Robert W. Snead. Rejected. 


:i 845. Jany. 23. A 1825. Refund of bail which petitioner paid because 
of absconding of one Thomas Langhon, who was bailed for $50 on 
charge of felony. Petitioner has done good service in ridding county 
of a criminal. Alexander Wade, William G. Fisher, Jabez L. Hud- 
nall. Jas. Ghee. Randolph Robinson and 44 others. Affidavit. Re- 

184r». Dec. 3. A 182G. New election precinct at Alexander Wade's. 
Abner Langhorn. Isham Langhorn, Jr., William Tucker, Alexander 
Wade. Samuel Hughes. John Witt and 208 others. Rill reported. 

1845. Dec. 5. A 1827. West Liberty Academy petition withdrawn. 

^ ^S of El.IZAHFTII Bl-RTO.N. 

1845. Dec. 15. A1S2S. Permission to remove certain slaves, left by 
deceased to heirs, from Virginia to Missouri, where petitioners live. 
Will and court record. Referred. 
J^xens of James River Valley. 

1847. Jany. 22. A 1829. Repeal by Legislature of act granting James 
River Canal Company the power to levy tolls with one restriction 
only — that rate shall not average more than 3V(; cents a mile per ton. 
Canal company has made oppressive rate. Wm. M. Cain, Henry 
Hannabass. C. C. Peters. Moses C. Gray. Charles Peters. P. C. Mar- 
shall and 24 others. 
'*ciNs. Jamk.s S. R. 

1847. Feby. 4. A 18.30. Art authorizing school comniissionors of Bed- 
ford to pay $10.20. tuition of poor children at his school. Rejected. 
^847. A 1831. Poll of new county to be formed from Bedford. Camp- 
bell and Pittsylvania. 
3847. A 1832. Poll taken for formation of new county. 
1847. A 1833. Poll for new countv. 

^847. Nov. A 1834. Protest against formation of now county out of 
pjEUts of Bedford. Pittsylvania and Campbell. New buildings will be 
ekpensive and another county is not needed. S. P. Smith. A. La- 
genby. William Good. John Martin. E. C. Cundlff. Edward O. P. 
Mitchell and 27 others. 




Officers of 10th Regiment. 

1847. Dec. 27. A 1835. Exemption of volunteer companies not uniformil 
from penalties of militia law. Richard Crenshaw, Col., Comelii 
Pate, Capt, David Creasy, Capt. Stephen S. Smith, Capt, Jj 
Wilson, Mjr., Wesley Morgan, Lieut, and 8 others. Referred. 

Citizens of Bedford, Campbell & Pittsylvania. 

1847. Dec. 27. A 1836. Increase in bounty for killing wolves to fSflk 
Country around Smith's Mountain is greatly troubled with wdTi 
and petitioners do not know how to hunt them, as they have aii 
been troublesome for 50 years. Present bounty of $10 for full 
wolf is too small. Spicer Howell, John West, Abner Anthony, Jt 
Stephen Terry, Thomas Hock worth, Morton Pannell and 106 otben 
Bill reported. 


1848. Jany. 18. A 1837. Letter stating that there were irregularities 
poll taken upon question of making new county out of Bedford 
Actual majority of voters is oi)posed to new county. Also thrM 
certificates of voters. 


1848. Jany. 21. A 1838. Construction of macadam road from Salem t» 
Buchanan by central route instead of northern. Lucy Tiner, Jere^ 
miah Cawley, Thomas Conelly. James McCall, Cornelius Horn, Wil- 
liam Cartln and 47 others. 


1848. Jany. 28. A lSn9. Protest against formation of new county out' 
of Bedford, Campbell and Pittsylvania. It will be expensive to buiM 
public buildings and country is very poor. Reuben Bond. Thomai 
Creasy, Joshua ChaflBn. Benjamin B. Witt. Jesse L. Quarles, An 
Creasy and 73 others. He f erred. 

Members of Bedford Bar. 

1848. Jany. 29. A 3 840. Change in quarterly terms of county court 
from March and August to P^ebruary and July, to prevent confliCC 
with Amherst and Roanoke courts. N. H. Campbell, W. T. Gordon, 
Jr., Jn. A. Wharton. James F. Johnson, E. C. Banks, G. W. Wing- 
field and 9 others. Bill ordered. 


1848. Feby. 7. A 1841. Construction of macadam road from Salem to 
Buchanan through center of county instead of north, passing Blf 
Lick. Road will be of more value if built along this line. Jesn 
Forbes, Wm. B. Richardson, Stephen E. Mitchell, Josiab Crouch, 
Moses G. Lee, James E. Pace and 80 others. Bill ordered. 

Hackworth, Wasiiin(;ton. 

1848. Feb. 9. A 1842. Return of fine levied against petitioner for sell- 
ing liquor without a license. Petitioner kept a house of private 
entertainment and had liquor for his guests. Neighbor asked for 
whiskey for his sick wife and petitioner let him have it in exchange 
for corn. Two certificates accompanying. Rejected. 


1848. Dec. 18. A 1843. Act making Goose Creek a lawful fence from 
Campbell line to Halligan's Ford in Bedford. Owing: to frequent 


freshets, it is difficult to keep fences along creek. Joel Leftwich, 
Thomas S. Milchen, Wm. Bates. John Martin, Wm. Woodfin, Jr., 
Thos. Creasy and 24 others. Letter accompanying. Rrierrcd. 


1849. Feby. 5. A 1844. Incorporation of "Farmers* and Planters' and 
Mechanics' Savings Bank of Bedford" at Cross Roads, with capital 
not exceeding $50,000. Thomas Cooper, Henry Setle, Peter Richard- 
son, Green H. Paign, Abyan Doughlass, Lot Richardson and 110 


1849. Feb. 16. A 1845. Incorporation of the "Citizens Savings Bank." 
No intention to interfere with "Bedford Savings Bank." X. A. Pat- 
teson, Charles D. Reynolds, Jno. A. Otey, Wm. F. Gordon, Jr., Jones 
Heller, William Evans. Referred, 


1849. Feby. 28. A 1846. Incorporation of trustees of Mount Pleasant 
Academy. E. C. Cundiff, Wm. W. Keen, Jno. H. Turner, Saml. G. 
Tinsley, James Burroughs, R. I. Cundiff, Danl. Tompkins. Bill 

w!«fBY. Elizabeth, n^e Gibbs. 

1S49. Dec. 5. A 1847. Divorce from her husband, Edward Ownby. He 
fled State to avoid arrest, leaving petitioner destitute. Court record. 

UBXEX. Jane. 

1849. Dec. 14. A 1848. Payment of $34.52 tuition for pauper children 
placed under petitioner's care by Bedford school commissioners. 
Itemized account. Rejected. 

fiTLOB, Hannah D. 

1850. Dec. 4. A 1849. Payment of $48.44 for tuition of pauper children. 
Itemized account. Referred. 


1850. Dec. 30. A 1850. New election precinct at John Board's. John 
Board, A. C. Rucker, T. C. Goggin, A. Morgan, A. L. Thurman. Wm. 
M. Cabe and 55 others. Referred. 

cKixsoN, Wnx, Jr. 

1851. Jany. 6. A 1851. Certain changes in the school law. School su- 
perintendent should be given more power; present system cum- 
brous. Referred. 

1851. Jany. 19. A 1852. Incorporation of "Lisbon Savings Bank." 
Jacob S. Markham. John E. Dooley. John H. Edgar, Jno. W. Jones, 
Y. C. Scruggs, Edmund Womack and 37 others. 
zens of Bedford, Franklin & Roanoke. 

1851. Jany. 21. A 1853. Construction of dirt turnpike from road to 
Pittsylvania Courthouse near Brocken to Holland's store. James C. 
Kasey, John H. Baltimore, Peter Teather, John W. Newsome. SiHs 
Dearin^, Grief P. Adams and 113 others. 



1852. Jany. 14. A 1854. New election precinct at Tliompson Layne's 
tavern. W. M. Wheeler, Thompson H. Layne, Thomas Pearsey, B. G. 
Billbrue, Thoms. T. Bowyer, Benjamin Irvln and 51 others. 

Officers of 10th, 117th and 53d Regiments. 

1852. Jany. 17. A 1855. New militia regulation. General musters 
should be required six times a year. Present laws are less effective 
than old. Abner Anthony, Maj. 53d. James Wilson, Col. 10th, David 
H. Creasy, Lieut.-Col. 10th, Wesley Morgan, Mjr. 10th, Griffin Nichols, 
Capt. 10th, Benjamin E. Ellis, Capt. lOth, and 15 others. 


1852. Jany. 27. A 1856. New election precinct at A. C. Richie ft Co.'s 
store. Thomas M. Ellis, Capt. J. Cundiff, John Kasey, James 0. 
Hensley, John W. Burford, Burwill Meadow and 55 others. Referred. 


1852. Feb. 2. A 1857. New election precinct at Addison A. Jones' store, 
about six miles from Liberty. William Karney, Jas. W. Jopling, 
James C. Jennings. A. A. Jones, Robert N. Kelso, Lanson S. Hurt 
and 34 others. 


1852. Feb. 2. A 1858. New election precinct at William Saunders' 
store. John H. Kasey, Henry F. Tate, William H. Cunningham, Cal- 
lohill Bankenship. John Hudson. Samuel Miller and 46 others. 


1852. Feb. 20. A 1859. Establishment of district court at Lynchburg. 
It is centre of trade of district. Connections with Lynchburg are 
good. Lynchburg is largest town in district, having 8.000 or 9.000 
population. J. R. Anderson, P. A. Clay, Saml. M. Scott. A. M. Trible, 
S. T. Peters. S. B. Wright and 49 others. 


1852. Feb. 2r>. A18t;o. New eleciini precinct at Cross Roads. Jesse 
Minter, Albert Gawthney. Wm. B. Settle. C. Preston, Ellas James. 
James B. Corly and 108 others. 

Citizens of Bedford & Botetourt. 

1852. May 24. AlSOl. Buford's Gap and Buchanan Turnpike cannot 
be built for $400 a mile, as its chartrr provides. Road should be 
built, however, and i)etitioners ask that restrictive clause in charter 
be abolished. J. Anthony, Chas. T. Beale. Geo. S. Penn, Charles T. 
Taylor, W. H. Douthat. Thos. O. Anderson and 130 others. Referred, 

Officers of 10th Regiment. 

1852. Dec. 8. A 1802. Permission for company of infantry and artillery 
to continue in service without uniforms, and for the raising of a 
rifle company and a cavalry troo]). also to be without uniforms^ 
David H. Creasy, Col., Wesley Morgan. Lieut.-Col., A. S. Minter, Capt. 
Joshua Langhon, Maj. and G others. Urfrrrcil. 

WiLKS, Bex.tamin. 

1853. Jany. 12. A18C3. Permission for ])etitioner, who is owner of 
Peaks of Otter, to build turni)iko road to top and charge toll thereon. 
Rd. H. Glass. Chs. H. Lynch. O. G. Clay. Samuel McCorkle, A. ^ 
Wyllie, John G. Meem and 9 others. UeferrotJ. 



^53. Jany. 12. A 1864. iDCorporation of ''Independent Bank of Lib- 
erty," with not less than $50,000 worth of stock and not more than 
$300»000. Exchange must now be negotiated through Lynchburg 
banks and this is a nuisance. E. D. Steptoe, Benj. W. L. Holt, Thos. 
Leftwich, Ludwell H. Brown, Reuben Parker, Saml. W. Kinsley and 
41 others. 


.>3. Jany. 21. A 1865. Tobacco and flour inspection at Liberty. There 
are now seven or eight tobacco manufacturing plants at that place 
and nine will come if inspection is established. Considerable ex- 
pense in carrying tobacco to Lynchburg. Virginia and Tennessee 
Railroad has established depot at Liberty. Wm. L. Holt, A. A. Clay- 
ton, James F. Johnson, Jno. R. Steptoe, Wm. V. Jordan, James S. 
Campbell and 68 others. BiU reported. 


854. A 1866. Law prohibiting sale of liquor in State, except for medi- 
cinal, mechanical and sacramental uses. John H. Edgar, John J. 
Meadow, €reorge Koontz, John A. Marshall, Thos. Pearcy, Jno. W. 
Jones and 16 others. 


1S54. A 1867. Same as A 1866. Joshua W. Thomas. Edwin M. Hatcher, 
John C. Thomas, Benj. Falls, W. C. Lowry, Elisha D. DeWItt and 
16 others. 

izens of Bedford & Franklin. 

1856. .Jany. 28. A 1868. Protest against making Staunton River, above 
Smith's Mountain, a lawful fence. In many places river is not more 
than one foot deep and is. of course, easily forded by cattle. G. G. 
Saunders. D. G. Saunders, D. S. Brown, Randolph Cunningham, 
Ulysses C. Cunningham, H. T. Maxey and 30 others. Duplicate with 
23 names. Letter. Reported. 


'^.=^7. Feb. 14. A 1869. Charter for turnpike from Buford's to intersect 
turnpike leading from Buchanan to Liberty. This is better than 
proposed route. Thos. M. Jones, Jonas E. Cofer, R. D. Solmon. Jno. 
W. Otey. Jas. B. Ward, Adam M. Brown and 26 others. 

-nsof Bedford & Botetourt. 

*o7. March 5. A 1870. Appropriation to build turnpike from Hay's 
Meadow, in upper Bedford, to Buchanan in Botetourt. Robert Gibba, 
Simeon Buford. Thos. Pearcy, Jno. S. Beckner, Elias Walker, Wil- 
liam Bollet and 106 others. Laid on table. 

^^SS. Jany. 9. A 1871. Change in taxation system. Capital employed 
in business should be taxed at same rate as farming capital. License 
tax on sales is unjust. Printed. Saml. Hoffman. C. D. Reynolds. 
0. P. Bell, R. G. Bell, J. M. Reese. J. A. Wharton and 45 others. 

f^^'vrABD. Chesley. 
About 1777. Jany. 19. A 1872. Petitioner's wagon and team were used 
in State service from November, 177.5. to January 31, 17TG, for caytv. 


ing baggage of Capt. William CampbeH's company to Williamsburg. 
Committee of Safety** paid him for actual time of service, but made I 
no allowance for time spent in going home to Bedford. He asks pay 
for this. AUowed £8. 2, 6. 


About 1862. A 1873. Encouragement of manufactures. Virginia is em- 
barked in her third war, again without means of production. Skilled 
instructors in trades should be brought from South or Europe. Wdl- 
M. Burwell, Rowland D. Burford and J. A. Wharton. 

President & Directors of Lynchburg & Blue Ridge Turnpike Co. 

A 1874. Permission for company to increase its stock. Amount is im 
limited to $10,000, which is insufficient for work. O. B. Clay. 
McCorkle, Francis Meriwether, Bery Wigginton, Balda McDaniel. 

Subscribers for Courthouse to be Built at Salem. 

A 1875. Petitioners will pay the sums set down beside their names whei 

called upon by commissioners. Money to be used to build district 

courthouse for Botetourt, Bedford and Montgomery. Lewis Cooper» 

$100; Wm. Fleming. $10; Andr. Lewis. $200; Joseph Pryor, |5; 

William Blaine, $100; Isaac Johnson, $20, and 22 others for varioit* 


Neal, Zachariah. I 

A 1876. Return of taxes paid by petitioner on negro woman and her \ 

children. He bought the woman, supposing her to be a slave, « j 

number of years ago. but the woman. Amy, instituted suit apla** 

petitioner in Bedford Court and gained her freedom. Rejected. 

Ward, John. 

A 1877. Establishment of ferry on Staunton River from petitioner's land 

in Bedford to land in Pittsylvania. Reasonahle. 


A 1878. Establishment of bank at Danville. Town is at head of nar^ 

gation; falls supply good water power; road from Washington sonth 

passes through it; a great trade can be concentrated there, butctp" 

ital is needed. Wm. Cook, George R. Walker, Samuel Agnew, ClM*' 

Markle, Jr., Eli Gilmore. Wm. M. Otey and 139 others. 


March 15. A 1879. Incorporation of company to build plank road frt* ■ 

Davis' store in Bedford to Lynchburg. John F. Hawkins, Ben. A* 

Donald, Samuel Nowlan, W. P. Sisson, John W. Morris. Jos. B. NO** 

lin and 24 others. Bill reported. 


Feb. 15. A 1880. Protest against extension of corporate limits of I^ 

erty. It will mean an increase of taxes for petitioners withont •■^ 

benefit. Jno. Goode, Jr., Wm. A. Vaughn, Rufus A. Lockard, Fletch*' 

Parnel. Drusllla Blackwell and 26 others. 

^''Thf Committoo of Safety admini^tcn-rl the ^rovcrnmont from the overthrow of the Brit** 
authority ti) the t>tal)lishni<*nt of tlu' Slato govrrnmcnt. 


lugh, Adam A 1375 

K)tt, J. W A 1570 

>ott, Tommy A 38 

lott, W A S7 

11. Alex. Pope. . .A 388, A 397, 

A 398, A 432 

demies A 341 

Establishment of A 209 

Greenville A 1296, A 1417 

Higginbotham A 1042 

Lancastrian School A 1224 

Lottery for A 235 

Margaret A 31 

.Mount Pleasant ; A184G 

New Glasgow A 997, A 1021 

Xew London A 17o3 

Proposed in Accomac A 10 

Shemariah A 1315 

Staunton ...A 1164, A 1169. 

A 1199, A 1203, A 1277, A 1372 

Warminster A 874 

Washington, in Maryland.. A 31 

omao Courthouse AIS 

rd. A. B A140S 

)n, Thos. M A69S 

ew, John A 1169 

ir. Jas A 1221 

ir, John W A 142 

m. Jas A 466 

m. John A 535 

m. Robt. .A 456. A 466, A 469. A 535 

m, Sam A 1390 

ms, David A 1523 

tms. Geo. R A54C 

ms, Grief P A 1S5,1 

ims, Isa A 1066 

ims. Isaac A 1063 

ms. James C A 93 

^ms. .John G A 297 

ni8. Josh. C A 1823 

m, Sam. R A 5.^4 

nis, Stephen A 1823 

ni8, Wm A 1607 

ms, Wm. A A1793,A1S23 

ms. Wm. C A 278, A 294 

'son. A. E A 621 

'son. William A 58 

<J. Geo A 1215 

. Levi A 1751 

Agnew, Sam A 1878 

Agricultural Society of Albe- 
marle, incorporation of, 

A 257, A 262, A 283, A 328 

Aheart, Jacob A 1712 

Ailer, Jas A 1300 

Ailworth. J. J A 101, A 102 

Aistrop, Robt A 1135 

Akerman, John A 1581 

Akers, Wm A 1693 

Albemarle, members of bar of.. A 340 
Albemarle Barracks, officers and 

soldiers A 169 

Beef delivered at A 192 

Guards at A 198. A 202, A 248 

Albemarle delegates A 354, A 358 

Albemarle, citizens of A 1282 

Albemarle County, inhabiUints 
of, A 837, A 874, A 996, 

A 1149. A 1182, A12S2 
Albemarle Manufacturing Com- 
pany A39S 

Albemarle, to add part of Am- 
herst to A 891 

To attach to Staunton Chan- 
cery Court A 907 

Alcock, Rich A 840 

Alderson, J. J A 1632 

Aldridge. T A 908 

Aldridge. Thos A 1046 

Alexander, Agatha A 1206 

Alexander, Alex A 631 

Alexander, Chas A 485 

Alexander, C. A A 577 

Alexander, Col. C. A A 607 

Alexander. Blias A 1490 

Alexander, Francis A 1481, A 1487 

Alexander, Gerard A 1760 

Alexander, Jas A 406 

Alexander, John A 457 

Alexander, John M. . « A 850 

Alexander, Joseph A 332 

Alexander. Phil A 456 

Alexander, Robt A 1683 

Alexander, Sam. H A 911 

Alexander. Thos A 1739 

Alexander. Walter S A 540 

Alexander. Wm A 219. A 1206 

Alexandria, members of bar of . . A 575 
Alexandria Academy k Vl\ 



Alexandria and Potomac Rail- , 
road Company, incorpora- 
tion of A 547 I 

Alexandria and Valley Railroad . A 5S3 i 

Legislation for A o87 i 

Alexandria Canal Company, aid 

from State for A 532, A 533 1 

Authority to condemn land . A 570 | 
Alexandria courthouse, removal 

of A 617' 

Alexandria Hospital A 465 ' 

Alexandria Hotel Company, in- ' 

corporation of A 567 

Alexandria Improvement Com- | 

pany, incorporation of A 615 

Alexandria Library Company, in- [ 

corporation of A 510 

Alexandria, Loudoun and Hamp- 
shire Railroad A 616 

Alexandria Railway Company, 

incorporation of A 571 

Alexandria Savings Institution, 

Incorporation of A 551 

Alexandria streets A 472. A 507 

Improvement of A 406 

Lottery for improvement of. A 481 

Alford. .Jacob A 174 

Alfriend, Fred. J A 125.1 

Algier, Michel A 1144 

Aliens, right of to hold prop- 
erty A 1563 

Unable to inherit prop- 
erty A 514, A101G 

Allan, .John A 473 

Allcock, Rich A 897. A 902. A94S 

Alleghany, bar of A 69'i 

Citizens of A 648, A 649, 

A 652. A 1635 

Inhabitants of A 159S 

Alleghany and Huntersville 
Turnpike, against chang- 
ing A 700 

Allen, Alex A 79.^, 

Allen, Edmond R A 87 

Allen. Geo. W A 332 

Allen. .las A 1176. A 1417, A 1570 

Allen, .las., Jr A 1191 

Allen. Jas. D A 301 

Allen. .las. M A 10i:». 

Allen. .Tesse A 1327. A 1570 

Allen, .lohn H A 137 

Allen. John .1 A 1245, A 1605 

Allen, .Tohn K. A 373 

Allen, Sam. W. . A 259. A 129S 

Allen. Wni A 836. A 837 

Allen, Wra. B A 779 

Allpn, Wm. C A 251 

Allford. .Tohn A 1322 

Alliott, Wm A 622 

Allison. Ann A 536 

Allison, .Tohn A 469. A 536 

Allison. Robt A 512, A 530 

Almond, Thos. M Al< 

Almond, Wm Al 

Ambrose, Geo A 1491, Al^ 

Ambrotype likenesses A 

Amelia cavalry troop to be 

given new arms A 

Amelia Courthouse, concerning 

new building A 

Amelia Springs, assessment of . . A SI 
Decrease in assessment of.. A 8 

Ames, E A3 

Amgs, Capt. R. T A 

Amherst County A IW 

Citizens of A 648, A 652, 

A 657, A 1807. AISI 

Inhabitants of A 178, A 180, 

A 218, A 1182, A 1184, _^ 

A1C65, Alii 

New turnpike through AC 

Amherst Courthouse, establish- 
ment of town at All 

Amherst jail Al 

Amherst justices AM 

Amherst Parish, re-division 

of A 838. Aail 

Amherst Warehouse, inspectors 

at Alfii 

Anderson, A. W Al 

Anderson. David A! 

Anderson. Edmond Al 

Anderson, Edw. W ATI 

Anderson. Henry.. A 728, A 744. AlW 
Anderson, Jas. ..A 177, A1122. A12I 

Anderson, .Tasper A 209. A2S 

Anderson, Jesse AW 

Anderson, John C A68 

AndPrson, J. R Al8w 

Anderson. Xath A JW 

Anderson. Nelson A 910, AlTH 

Anderson. N. I^ A JTj 

Anderson. Rich AJJJ 

Anderson. Rich. N ASTJi 

Anderson, Thos Aw j 

Anderson. Thos. O Al<^-^ 

Anderson. Wm -^^Sj ' 

Anderson's Tavern, Amelia ATSJ 

Andrews. Campbell AM* 

Andrews. Robert A^ 

Andrews. R. I A56j 

Andrews, William AlJ 

Andrews. Wm. W AlTj 

Anglin. Abram J Al4» 

Anglin. Garret AlW 

Annspaugh. Dan "^ ^15 

Annspans:h. Fred "^^12 

\nnsnangh. T A 1791. Al^g 

Anthony. Abner ^ ^S 

Anthony. Abner, Jr ^^Sw 

Anthonv. Chris AlTjJ 

Anthony, .1 Al»^ 

Anthony. .Tns ^ m 

Anthony's Creek A€»* 



Antrim. John F A 1417, A 1418 

Antrim. T. H A 1425 

Appling. A. M A 369, A 39G 

Appling, Austin M A 271 

Appling. D A 103V 

Appling, Thos A 731 

Appin. A. W. F A 32J; 

Appomattox River, bridges on.. A 725 

Mill on A 761 

Mills on keep out fish A 73S 

Navigation of.. A 739, A 740, 

A 741, A 742 

Removal of mills on A 74C 

To build bridge over A 75S 

Apworth, John A 1754 

Arbuckle. James A 1 

Archer, Mrs. Frances C A 780 

Archer, Dr. John R A 78J> 

Archer. John R A 795, A 798 

Archer. John Yelverton A 78^ 

Arell, Christiana A 502 

Arell, David A 482, A 502 

Arell, Rich A 502 

Arell. Sam A 49? 

Argenbright. Augustine A 1220 

Aritt, John A 693 

Arlington. John A 103. A 134 

Armistead, Ellyson A16 

Armstrong, Arch A 1319 

Armstrong, Jas A 1595 

Armstrong. Robt A 1679 

Armstrong. Robt., Jr A 1104 

Armstrong. Wm..A1300, A 1307. 

A 1679 

Armstrong. John T A 1648 

Army commissioners, payment 

for cattle taken by A 1135 

Army, revolutionary ^ . . . A 27 

Arnold. D. W A 1370 

Arnold. .John A 579 

Arnold, Mosby A 1758 

Arnold, Wm A 615 

Arther, Wm A 1786 

Arthur, Barnabas A 1668 

Arthur, JcSeph A 176n 

Arthur. Lewis C A ISVJ 

Arthur, Thos A 16C9, A 1685. 

A 1693, A 1700 

Ashby. James A 66 

A«hby, .T. W A 613 

A«hby, Thos A 79 

A«hnr8t, Jacob A 767 

Ashurst Henry A 741 

A««e88ment. for support of re- 
ligion A 12 

AsuesBorg, increase of pay A 560 

^^Itins. .Tas. S. R A 1830 

Aiibum. Geo. T A 1394 

Augusta County, bar of, A 1229, 

A 1234. A 1247 
Citizens of. ...A 284, A 320, 

A 366, A 390 

Inhabitants of A 237, A 1596, 

A 1607, A 1610, A 1631 
Augusta Female Seminary, in- 
corporation of A 1334 

Augusta Presbyterian Church, 

incorporation of trustees. A 1191 
Augusta Springs Company, in- 
corporation of A 1274 

Austin, Abram A 1823 

Austin, Alex A 1753, A 1760 

Austin, A. M A 1261 

Austin, Benj A 238 

Austin, M A 1213 

Austin, Morris A 1201 

Austin, W. W A 1758, A 1760 

Ayers, John R A 122 

Ayers. John S A 1321 

Ayers, Littleton A 113 

Avery, Isaac A 16 

Ayres, John A 1321 

Ayres. Wm A 1614 

Baber, Peggy A 1773 

Baber, Geo A 1731 

Back Creek, inhabitants of A 1098 

Bacon, Ebenezer A 619 

Bacon, Harwood •. .A 195, A 211 

Bacon, P. E A 35:; 

Badger, Ezekial A 66 

Bagby, Edwin A 23 

Bagby, Richard D A 36, A 55 

Bagby. Thos. ...A 32, A 34, A 39, A 67 

Bagby, T. W A 76 

Bagwell, Chas. ..A 10, A 21. A 26, A 53 

Bagwell and Laffand A 85 

Bagwell and Tyler A 85 

Bagwell, J. S A 89 

Bagwell, Thos. W A 100 

Bagwell, William A 81, A 89 

Bailey, Chas A 743 

Bailey, Edw. D A 1032 

Bailey, Ezekial A 832 

Bailey, Jas. H A 347 

Bailey. John A 921, A 928 

Bailey, Lewis A 1341 

Bailey, Robt A 1187 

Bailey. Sam A 933 

Bailey, S. R A 348 

Bailey, Thos. R A 358, A 403a 

Bailey, Wm A 1474 

Baily, Dan. E A 1824 

Baily, Jeremiah A 784 

Baine. Alex A 1287 

Baine, Robert A 194 

Baird. David A 1393 

Baird. Thos. E A 538 

Baith, John A 1542 

Baker. David A 1524 

Baker. .Tas. T A 704 

Baker. S. J A 701. A 706 

Baker. S. W A 704 

Baker, Wm A 471 

Baker, W. B kUI 



liaUoiiy Falls A 888, A 1000 

hall. Andrew A A oG;. 

Hull. Horatio A 540 

Hall. .las. T A5r. 

Hall. John A %4 

Hall. Lewis A 381, A aSf) 

Hall. UoM A 021 

Hahlwln. Hrisooe G A 1224. 

A I22i>. A 1234. A 12G7. 
A 1277. A 1290, A 1304. 


Hahlwin. J A 1234 

Hahlwln. John H A 1343. A 1434 

Haler. (Jeorj^o A 53 

HalhuiKor's Creek.. A 176. A 184, Aisr» 

Inspt'ction at A 890 

Tolmrco inspection at. A 178, A ISO 

Town on A 203, A 1430 

Warehouses at A IS'. 

Hallet. Wm A 1870 

HallhiKer. Rich A 848. AiSo3 

HalllnK'er. Sally A ISos 

Hall's Cross Road A 5 15 

Haltlmoro A 310. A 028, A 029 

Haltlmore. John H A 1S53 

Haltlniore and Ohio Railroad... A 547 
Rei>eal of act restricting. . . A 047 

RlKht of way for A 1405 

Validity of charter of A013 

Halwln. Wm A 739 

Hamby. Joel A 104'. 

Haitk. Jas A 701 

HanU of Alexandria, extension 

of charter of A 513. 

A 515. A 516. A 519. A 1179 
Increase of stock of.. A 488, 

A 495. A 497 
Hunk of Potomac. charter 

for A 520, A 542. A 543 

Hank of Virginia A 427 

Hranch in Scottsvllle.A 274, 

A 278. A 292 
Not operating in Alexan- 
dria A118S 

HnnkH. K. C A 1840 

HnnkH. John A 1085 

HnnkH. of Alexandria A 495 

Kstahllshment of free bank 

In Alexandria A 602. A 60*^ 

lncr#*ns*^ of stock of Bank 

of Alexandria A 4SS 

State charters for, at Alex- 
andria A 542 

I ncorpf> ration of. nt Alexan- 

flria after retrocession . A 611 
To establish, in Alexandria. A 485 
.\ir. extension of 

charter of A 516. A 519 

"Hank of Alexandria A 1179 

Extension of charter of A 515 

Branch at Charlottes- 
ville ..A 282, A 293, A 296. 

A 299, A 300, A 301. A 30 

A 303, A 305, A 306, A 30 

A 313, A 314. A 321. A32 



To incorporate at Howard 



To charter Bank of Pot 


Prevention of circulation < 

private notes of 

To establish bank in Scott 

ville ..A 274. A 278, A 29 

A 292. A 304. A 310. A 31 

A 322, A 329. A 334. A 39 

Staunton . .A 1220. A 1269, 

Valley in Virginia. .A 1331 

Bannister, Isaac 

Barber, John S.. Jr A 60 

Barbour County, bar of 

Barbour, James 

Barclay, A. T 

Barclay. J. T 

Barclay. Jas. T 

Barclay, William 

Barker. Edw 

Barkley, Lazarus 

Barkley. Robt 

Barksdale. Nelson. .A 255. A 25 

Barksdale, O. B 

Barksdale. Wm 

Barley, Wm 

Barnes. Archabel 

Barnes, J. O 

Barnes. Lf wis S 

Barnes. Parker 

Barnes, Spencer 

Barns. Francis 

Barnet, Thos 

Barnett. Nath 

Barnett, John A 86 

Barnett. Thos T. . . 

Barns, Wm 

Barratt. Wm 

Barre. Eliza Jane 

Barre. Ferdinand Rudolph 

Barret, Chas. L 

Barron. H. A 

Barry, Amelia 

Barry. Andrew 

Bartlett. Hamilton 

Bartlett. John C 

Bartlett. Thos 

Barton, D. W 

Bashin. Wm. M 

Baskett. Abraham 

Bass. Edw 

Basserman. C 

Bates. Wm 



ith County, bar of A 694, A 1550 

Citizens of A 1275, A 1360 

Inhabitants of A 12Gt 

To detach land from A 708 

To form A 1104 

To take tract of land from . .A 6SS 

Jaugh, Wm A 741 

Jaughman, C. C A 1335 

Baxter, Sidney S A 1267 

Bazzle, Peter A 1339 

Bayles, Thos A 162 

Bayley, Jacob A 14ir. 

Bayley, Wm. P A 102 

Baylor, George A 1230, A 1340 

Baylor. Jacob A 1348, A 1357 

Baylor, John Walker A 221 

Bayly, Edward T A 84, A 95 

Bayly, Gen. T. H A 97 

Bayly. Thos. H A .^1 

Bayly, Wm. P A 101 , 

Bayne, Griffin A 173') | 

Bayne, Nancy J A 1730 i 

Bayne, Walter A 21 i 

Bays, John A 114? 

Bays, Wm A 1277 

Beach. John Gibson A 500 

Beal. Samuel A 272 

Beale, Chas. T A 1861 

Beale. Wm A 670 

Beall, Robt A lilt i 

Bean. W. M A 1646' 

Bear, Andrew A 1329 

Bear. Christian A 1374, A 140S 

Bear, Harvey A 1374 

Benrd. Sally A 1359 

Bearnlieart, GJIdeon A 1433 

Biirtley Geo A211» 

Btttth. Jiohi A 1155 

Beavans, Nath A 21, A 3:: 

Beavans, W. E A 77 

Beavans. William H A 32 

^K William A 166 

5*clter Sam. E. W A 429 

Bwkuer John S A 1870 

Beckwlfh, J. O A 1513 

Bedford County, citizens of, 

A 648. A 652, A 657 
Inhabitants of.. A 831, A 878. 

A 894, A 949. A 998 

New turnpike through A 657 

^ford Justices A 1745 

B^ford Savings Bank, amend- 

men of charter of A 1815 

r^' Ti John A A 645 

2«eler, Prederica Augusta A 525 ' 

2««ler. Lewis A 525 j 

°««nier. Jacob A A 1513 

°^^, Wm. S A 347 

2*«*on. Hannah H A 1243 

2*fton, Robert A 1243 

S*H Edward A 146 

^Wen, Hezekiah A 1258 

Belden. Hezekiah A 1253 

Bell, Alfred A A 1815 

Bell. Dan A 1217 

Bell, David S A 1419 

Bell, Drewry A 898 

Bell, Drury A 903, A 993 

Bell, Geo. H A 144 

Bell, G. W A 122 

Bell, Jas.. . A 1166, A 1191, A 1230, 

A 1247. A 1249, A 1348, 

A 1367, A 1387, A 1771 

Bell, Jas. F A 1643 

Bell, James W A 122 

Bell. J. J A 1369 

Bell, John J.... A 1254, A 1261, 

A 1299. A 1371 

Bell. John M A 1607 

Bell, Joseph A 1122, A 1166, 

A 1183, A 1432, A 1607, A 1631 

Bell, Jos. G. W A 1361 

Bell, J. R A 1615 

Bell, L. G A 1215 

Bell, L. I '. . A 127 

Bell, Lorenzo D A 122 

Bell, O. P A 1871 

Bell. R. G A 1871 

Bell. Robin A 122 

Bell. Sam A 1106 

Bell, Sam. H A 1388, A 1412 

Bell, Th A 204 

Bell, Thos. A.... A 699, A 1615, A 1635 

Bell, Thos. G A 407 

Bell, Wm A 1192, A 1199 

Bell, Wm. A A 1420 

Bell, Wm. H... A 1374, A 1388, A 1631 

Bell. W. G. D A 1338 

Bellhaven, petition for town at.. A 36 

Belvat, Charles A 147 

Bennet. John A 661 

Bennet. Jos A 1542 

Bennett. David A 1461, A 1496 

Bennett, Jacob S A 1517 

Benoni, Henry A 296 

Benson, A A 1603 

Benson, Alex A 1624 

Benson. Henry A 387 

Benson, Jas A 1459 

Benson, Jas. H A 1649 

Benson, Kealey W A 100 

Benson, Robt. A A 1605 

Benson, Wm....A1483, A 1580. A 1589 

Benson, Wm. R A 1265 

Bent Creek, to make bridge over 

free A 1064 

Bent. H A 1349 

Bent, Lemuel A 481, A 496 

Bentley, Jas A 1105 

Benton A 1459 

Berkee. Jacob H A 1325 

Berkeley. Wm A 18 

Berkeley, Wm. N A 597 

Berkley, Wm. H k^^l 



Bernard, Peter, Jr A 1751 

Berney, Thomas A 177 

Berry, B. H A 599 

Berry, C A 1256 

Berry, C. C A 558 

Berry, Jas A 1430 

Berry, John A 69, A 943 

Berry, Joseph A 732 

Berry, Peter A 739 

Berry, Robt A 1195 

Berry, Wm A 177 > 

Best, Joseph C A 1261 

Bethel, inspection at A 909 

Town of A 960 

Bethel Ferry, inspection at A 892 

Town at A 90^ 

Bethel, John A 895, A 896 

Bethel Warehouses A 931 

Bevans, Wm. E A 76 

Beverley. Wm A 1145, A 1364 

Beverley's Tract, settlers on A 1126 

Bevill'a bridge, Appomattox 

River A 725 

Bias, John A 841 

Bias, Stephen A 323 

Bibb, D. G A 709 

Bibb, John A 847 

Bibb. John H..A378, A 397, 

A 419. A 431 

Bibb, Martin A 904 

Bibb, Robt A 709 

Bibb, TTios A 1048 

Bibb, Wm. A A 352. A 425 

Bibee. Peter A 832. A 843 

Blckell, Adam A 1302 

Bickel, Chas. Adam A 1370 

Bipbie, Arch A 1055 

BiRbie. Wm A 1822 

Bigamist A 57 

Billbriie, B. G A 1X54 

Billhimer. Jacob A 1241 

Billington, Wm A 507 

Billy, free negro A 49 

Binford. Aquilla A 746 

Binns. Edmund A 807 

Blnns. Eliz. Ann A 807 

Birch, Sam A 540 

Birchhead. Francis A 250 

Bird, B. M A 146 

Bird, David A 1592, A 1601 

Bird, David H *. A 163S 

Bird, John A 1584 

Bird, Nathaniel A 92 

Bird, Sylvanus A A 1641, A 1654 

Bird. Wm A 487, A 1583 

Blrkhead. Francis A 362 

Bishop, Geo. W A 1360 

Bishop. Joseph \ 299 

Black, Alex A 1134 

Black, Anthony A 1432 

Black. Jas A 1208, A 1214. 

A 1250, A 1647 

Black, Jas. R At-^H!\ 

Black, John ^^'f-^i 

Black. Thos A ^* 

Black, Wm ^^^n 

Black. Wm. R ^^^^ 

Blackburn, Andrew A 1^^ * 

Blackburn. L Al^^ 

Blacklock, Anne McCarty ^^^ 

Blacklock, Dennis H A^^ 

Blacklock, Eliza ^^^ 

Blackman, Moses A 1(^ ^^ 

Blackston, B A l^^* 

Blackstone, John J A 1^^ 

Blackwater Creek, bridges over. A 9^13 

Blackwell, Drusilla A 18^5 

Blackwell, Wm A 383. A 3^ 

Blackwell's tanyard A 3^^ 

Blackwood, Sam A 1213, A130 

Blades, Jas AlO' 

Blain. Geo A9^' 

Blaine, Wm AIST"- 

Blair, Geo. B A 14^ 

Blair. John A 310, A3S. 

Blair. M Aa3^ 

Blair, Mathew A 346. AlSej 

Blair. Wm A109« 

Blair. Wm. R A 12SS 

Rlalttermann, G A 287 

Blake, Geo. W A122 

Blake. Jas AllSO 

Blakemore, John H A 1375 

Blaker, John A 175^ 

Bland, John A 7W 

Blankenship, Callohill A 185R 

Blankenship, John A 1567, A lo6S 

Blankinship. Jos A 1671 

Bledsoe, Aaron E A 1411 

Bledsoe. Anthony A 1534 

Blentzinger. H A 1376 

Bling. David A1475 

Block. Sam A207 

Blodes. Peter A76 

Bloxum, polls taken at AU^ 

Bloxom. Azariah AW 

Bloxom, Severn A 12S 

Bloxom. Woodman A 68 

Blue Ridge A WI 

Blundell, Thos A 1619, A 1621 

Blunt. Readen A1W6 

Board. John A 1766. A1850 

Board of Public Works, proceed- 
ings of A124U 

Board of Scrutiny AIMS 

Boatright, Micklebury A15W 

Roaz. Wm. D....A371, A381, A186« 

Bobbitt. Uriah A5JT 

Bobletts. Peter A,lm 

Bocock. H A1051 

Bocock. H. F A 1054, A106S 

Boia. Geo A13W 

Boggs, Elijah T A14S 

Boggs, John R AlW 



Bolan, John A 1616 

Bolar, John A 1612 

Bolen, S. W A 1389 

Bollar, John A 1535, A 1538 

Boiling. John P A 795 

Boiling. Lenaeus A 922 

Boiling. Robt A 907, A 1673 

Bond. Pleasant A 1766 

Bond. Reuben A 1839 

Bonner ^^ : A 1593 

BoonFCtastle, C A 287 

Booker. Edw A 725, A 744, 

A 749, A 754 

Booker, John A 766 

Booker, John. Jr A 725, A 727 

Booker. Vivion A 734 

Booker, Wm. L A 792, A 815 

Booth, Benj A 784, A 795 

Booth, Charles A 104, A 139 

Booth, Isaac A 1522 

Booth, J A 1463, A 1488 

Booth. John A 1717 

Booth. Payton C A 1463 

Booth, Robt C A 805 

Booth. Wm..A357. A 664, A 670, 

A 683, A 840 

Boothe, John A 1707 

Boothe, Will A 796 

Borden, Wm. J A 1628 

Borden's Trace A 112G 

Botetourt County, citizens of, 
A 648. A 652. A 657. A 1557, 
A 1723. A 1813. A 1861, A 1870 

County line of A 1550 

Formation of new county 

from *. A 1576 

Inhabitants of A 878, 

A 1105. A 1134, A 1147, A 1160 

To change lines of A 691 

Botetourt court A 1560 

Bott. Edw. B A 778 

Bott, Jas A 778, A 782 

Bott Lucy A 778 

Bott. Luke A 768 

Bott. Miles A 726. A 753 

. Bott, Sarah Ann A 782 

r^ Bott, Wm A 726 

' Bottom. John T A 809 

^ Bowen. Jas. M A 352 

Bowland, Anna Crawford A 1540 

Bowland. Ellz A 1540 

Bowland. Jas A 1540 

Bowland. John A 1540 

Bowles, BenJ A 781 

^ Bowles, John A 916 

Bowles. Paul C A 1022 

Bowman, Joseph C A 3S2 

Bowman, Sam. W A 1509 

Bowyer. John A 1172, A 1176 

Bowyer, Thos A 1127 

Bowyer. Wm A 1102, A 1117, 

A 1120. A 1132. A 1146, 

A 1148, A 1164, A 1189. 

Bowyer, Thos. T A 1854 

Bowz, Robt. I A 1058 

Boundary line, Virginia and 

Penna A 1094 

Bouldin, Judge Thos. T a 1287 

Bourne, Wm A 1 007 

Bounty for wolves, to establish . . A 208 

Boush, J A S5S 

Boyd, Andrew A 1 74'J 

Boyd, Jas. M A 305 

Boyd, John A 1005 

Boyd, Nathan A 693 

Boyd, P. F A 277 

Boyd, Thos, J A 267 

Boyd, Wm. W A 686 

Boyd's tavern A 259, A 264 

Boyer, Francis A A 64 

Bracks. John S A 1332 

Bradford, L. A A G94 

Bradford. Wm. A A 253 

Bradley, C. C A 562 

Bradley. David A 1031 

Bradley, W. H A :I94 

Bradshaw, John A 1556, A 1562 

Bradshaw, Sam A 923 

Brad.v, Jas A 392 

Brady. John A 1386 

Brady, John L A 343 

Brady, Wm A 1272 

BrafPord, Jas A 1510 

Bragg, Jas. P A 413 

Bragg, M A 798 

Bragg, Talbot A 299, A 301 

Braniham. Nimrod.A257. A 263, A 313 

Branch. Benj A 782 

Branch, J. Z A 335 

Branch, Sam A 1033, A 1050 

Branch, Thos A 761, A 782 

Branch, W. D A 1056 

Brand, Jas A 1238 

Brander, Jas. H A 801 

Brander. John A 1 686 

Brander, Rev. John A 1686. A 1694 

Brasse, Strother A 1282 

Bratton, Jas A 1108 

Bratton, John A 1 579 

I Bratton, J. B. . 
Bratton, John 

A 1435 

F A 1655 

i Bratton, Lewis A 1600 

Bratton, Robt A 669, A 1107, 

I - A 1145. A 1585 

Bratton, Wm A 1250 

! Rrer-kenridge, J A 866 

Breckenridge, Jas A 121 2 

1 A 1308. A 1367 

Breckenridge, John B. 

..A 1235, 
A 1247, A 1269 

I Breckinridge. J. B A 1239. 

I Breckinridge, Wm A 1185 

Brent, Geo. W A 617 

Brent, John H k^^^ 

Brent, H. M X\^\^ 



Brent, Wm A 495 

Brewer, E. G A 1375 

Brlant, Parmenius A 896, A 905 

Bridges, over James river A 251 

From Manchester to Rich- 
mond A 792 

On Rivanna river A 260 

Bridget, John A 1288 

Bridgeforth. Benj.— A 779, A 784, A 796 
Brigade Inspectors, restoration 

of A:M9, a 378, A 1634 

Bright, Jacob A 1580 

Brinkley, Chris A 1657 

Briscoe, Isaac A 1 592 

Britisli commissary service A 28 

3ritish debts, to be paid in in- 
stallments A 174 

British prisoners, at Albemarle 

Barracks A 192 

British spy, accusation of, in 

divorce petition A 57 

British subjects A 22 

Conftseation of land of A 856 

Land of escheats A 1761 

Broadhead, A A 260 

Broadhead. Wm A 293 

Bf"OHdwal*^r, Jamos; A 24, A 25 

Brockenbrough. Arthur S A 276 

Brockenbrough, Dr. John A 1629 

Brockenbrough, John A 1641, 

A 1642, A 1651 

Brockenbrough. John W A 1632 

Brodwater, David A 88 

Broles. Trvin S A ISOC 

Bronan. Wm A 1129 

Brook. .las A 1221 

Brook. Wm A 1334 

Brooke, Robt A 1290 

Brooke. Robt. F A 1364 

Brocke. R. S A 1320 

Brooke. Robt. S A 1284 

Brooke, Walter A 474 

Brooking. Vivian A 819 

Broomhead, Josephus A 1761 

Brooks, N. C A 1397 

Brooks, Robt A 1221 

Brown, Adam M A 1869 

Brown, Andrew A 918 

Borwn. Andrew J A 404. A^419 

Brown. Anderson A 310 

Brown, Bazil A 220 

Brown. Ben J A 2C5, A 214. 

A 971, A 993 

Brown. Benj. T A 345 

Brown, Berry A 199 

Brown. B. L A 297 

Brown, Charles A 249 

Brown. D. S A 1868 

Brown. Elijah A 248 

Brown, Geo. B A 427 

Brown, Hamilton A 666 

Brown. Henry A 949, A 955. 

A 959, A 1760, A 1769, 

A 1790. A 17« ' 

Brown, Henry, Jr A 1791 . 

Brown, Henry J A 1045^ 

Brown, J ASM 

Brown, J.. Jr A 1J7I 

Brown, Jas A 659, A 1196a, 

A 1339. A 1644 

Brown, Jas. A A4W 

Brown. J. B A 1558 

Brown. Jas. M A 951 

Brown. Joel W ASM 

Brown, John A 268, A 286, 

A 507, A 622, A 833, A 1002, 
A 1265, A 1431. A 1544. 

A 1558, A 1S91 
Brown, John, Jr A156C 

Brown, John D. 
Brown, John P. 



A 1245 
A 1203 

1 Brown, J. T , 

I Brown, Joseph A 1266, 

Brown, J. W 

Brown. Ludwell H 

Brown, Margaret A 1175 

Brown. Oglesby T '. A 261 

Brown, Peter F AST 

Brown, R. L AXSOl 

I Brown, Ro. M A 1033, A 1807 

I Brown, Sam A 646 

Brown, S. B A 1341 

■ Brown, Thos. H A38I 

I Brown, Thos. W A 127! 

Brown, Wm..A 2^1. A 471. A 481. 

A 1049. A 1207 

I Brown. Wm. M A 6JI 

I Brownlee. Alex A 1305 

Brownlee, Audry A 1221 

I Brownlee. Sam A 1412 

Browning. B AlOll 

Browning. Wm A 1054 

Browns. L. N A180I 

Bruce. Geo. A A140I 

i Bruce. Rich A 171. A 188, A 206 

, Bruer, Nancy A 17SI 

I Bruer. Wm A 1731 

Brunnemer. Wm A 1571 

Brunner. Conrad A IBTI 

: Bryan, H A 1217 

Bryan, H. E A12II 

1 Bryan. Hugh ^ A66I 

Bryan. N. C A12I7 

Bryan, Reuben A 1171 

I Bryan, Thos A1724 

Bryan, Wm. H A 685, Al6li 

I Bryant, I. S. B Al«l* 

I Bryant. Joseph Atl7 

Bryant, Wm A16W 

Buchanan, Col. Jas .A 1109 

Buchanan, Jas A llW 

i Buchanan, Wm A lU^ 



Buchanan's Creek, inhabitants 

of A 1096 

Buchanan River, inhabitants 

of A 1101 

Buchkannontown, county seat 

at A 1474 

Buckley, Joshua A 1562 

Buckingham County A 179 

CiUzens of. .A 292, A 311, 
A 329, A 363, A 364, A 382, 

A 385, A 428. A 1282 
Inhabitants of.. A 178, A 180, 
A 832, A 836, A 837, A 874, A 898 

Buckingham, Elisha A 1633 

Buckingham, Isaac A 543, A 574 

Buckman, Sam A 1601 

Buckman, Thos A 1155 

Buckner, Thornton A 495 

Budgett, J. H A 708 

Buffalo river A 1009 

Inhabitants on A 1017 

Navigation of A 965 

Buffalo Springs A 1020 

New election precinct at A 1026 

Buford, Henry A 1687, A 1714 

Buford. Jas A 1687, A 1707, A 1717 

Buford. Simeon A 1870 

Buford'8 Gap and Buchanan 

Turnpike, cost of A 1861 

Bugles. David A A 1519 

Bull, Horace A 1056 

Bull. Isaac A 1490 

Bull, John A 49 

Bulger, Wm A 1647 

Bulmer, John A 1307 

Bullpasture River A 1098 

Bumgardner, Jacob A 1303 

Bumgardner, John A 1217 

Bumgardner, L. A 1383 

Bundlck, Jno. A A 113 

Biindick, John E A 129 

Bundlck. John S A 62 

Bundick. George W A 69, A 103 

Bttndick, Richard A 121 

Bttiidlck, Wm A 12 

Banting, Thos. C A 144 

Barbridge, Jas. J A 1479 

Btirbrldge, Jas. L A 1458 

Burch, Henry W A 1313 

Barch. Judith A 189 

«»»rchell, E A 584, A 611 

Burchell, Norval W A 600 

S^>-dett, Jas. H A 1412 

g^^'tord. A A 1041 

g^rlord, Jas A 869 

g^i-ford, John A 1674 

S^rford, John W. A 1856 

g^i^ord, Phil A 891 

^^tlord. R A 516 

°5»ford, Rowland D A 1873 

S^Tford, Wm A 922 


^gesB. C. M A1389, A 1410 i 

Burgess, to represent Alexan- 
dria A 462 

Burgess, Wrlgh^ A 1216 

Burk, Jas A 660, A 662, A 705, A 706 

Burk, J. E A 705, A 706 

Burk, Thos A 1592 

Burke, Geo A 854, A 937 

Burke, O. M A 420 

Burkhart, Peter A 1154 

Burks, Chas A 8i>3 

Burks, Chas. M A 900 

Burks, David A 942 

Burks, Geo A 942 

Burks, Geo., Jr A 895 

Burks, Rich A 940 

Burks, Sam A 934, A 936 

Burman, Francis A 283 

Burner. Geo. W A 1513 

Burner, Jacob H A 1513 

Burner, Morgan H A 1476 

Burnham, Lyman A 413 

Burnley, Capt. G A 167 

Burnley. May A 357 

Burnley, N A 327 

,Burnley, Nath A 411 

Burns, John A 1605 

Burns, Joseph W A 1658 

Burns, Peter A 1610 

Burns, Hughart M A 1658 

Burns, Robt A 1123 

Burns, Wm A 372 

Burroughs, Jas A 1846 

Burruss, Chas A 872 

Burruss, Joseph A 874, A 950 

Burruss. Chas A 876 

Burwell. Wm. M A 1873 

Bush, Jas A 1332 

Bush, Jas. S A 1233 

Bushong, John A 1 410 

Busk Island Factory A 398 

Buster, Claudius A 1180 

Butler, Thos A 1363 

Burton, Alex A 1728 

Burton. E. I A 1045 

Burton, Eliz A 1828 

Burton, J A3, A 10, A 163 

Burton, Capt. James A 167 

Burtop, Jesse A 1671. A 1728 

Burton, John A 26, A 47 

Burton, Jno. B A 119 

Burton. Peter A 815 

Burton. Wm A 748. A 1728 

Byas. Hyrum A 936 

Bybee, Edw A 845 

Byer. Peter A 690 

Byerly. Jacob A 1426 

Byn, H A 689 

Bynne. John A 1143 

Byrd. S. A A 142. A 1659 

Byrd. W. S A 122 



Byrd's Warehouse, in Rich- 
mond A 859, A 865 

Byrer, B. F A 1519 

Byrer, John C % A 1515 

Cabe, Wm. M A 1850 

Cabell, Edw A 1018 

Cabell, Edw. A A 997, A 1021 

Cabell, Geo A 978 

Cabell, Dr. Geo A 961 

Cabell, I, L A 338 

Cabell, John C A 410 

Cabell, Joseph C A 418, A 420 

Cabell, Nich A 866 

Cabell, Paul A 1018 

Cabell, Paul C A 997 

Cabell, Sam. I A 1048 

Cabell, Sam. J A 892 

Cabell. W A 860. A 862 

Cabell. Wm A 875, A 893 

Caberley, Jos A 1595 

Cackley. Valentine A 1574 

Cackley, Wm A 1574 

Caffery, John A 1683 

Caldwell. John A 1209 

Caldwell. Wm A 1371 

Caldwell, Wm. M , A 1382 

Calfpasture Mountain, road 

across A 1610 

Calfpasture River, inhabitants 

on A 1098. A 1107 

Callaghan, John . . A 644, A 645, 

A 649, A 653 

Callahan. E. S A 162S 

Callaway, Caleb A 1672 

Callaway, Chas A 1 005, A 1678 

Callaway. Jas A S67, A 1666, 

A 1678, A 1702, A 1704, 

A 1707. A 1717, A 1719 
Callaway. John.. A 1678, A 1683, 

A 1782, A 1810 
Callaway, Wm. . .A 1678, A 1687. 

A 1707, A 1717 

Calllhan, Chas. S A 1584. A 1602 

Callihan. W. R A 1523 

Calloway, Geo. A 1021 , A 1022 

Calloway. Col. J A 1695 

Calloway, Jas A 874, A 876 

Cain. Wm. M A 1829 

Calop. Wm. M A 911 

Calwell. J. Bowyer A 679 

Calwell. Jas. H A 679 

Cambell. Hugh A 1191 

Camden, bad behavior of Am- 
herst militia at battle of . . A 845 

Camden, Micajah A 945. A 950 

Camden, Wm A 839, A 849. 

A 872, A 892 
Camden's Warehouse, inspec- 
tors at A 897, A 948 

Cameron, A. W A 1589, A 1638 

Cameron, Chas A 1544. A 1558 

Camin, Robt A 1781 

' Camm, Robt AlOlt 

Campbell county AIMI 

Citizens of..A64S, A 652, I 
A 657, A 1045, A 1049, I 
A 1785. A 1789, A 1821, AIM 
I Inhabitants of. .A 894. A 898, 
A 998, A 1006, A 1701, 
^ A1702,Alfl 

' New turnpike through Afl 

Campbell, A. A ATI 

I Campbell, Aaron Afl 

Campbell, Ambrose A 836, Afl 

Campbell, Arch A84 

Campbell, CaUett AIOI 

Campbell, Francis . * AM 

, Campbell, Geo A 121 

Campbell. Hugh All) 

Campbell, I. B AISI 

Campbell, Jas A 509, A 513, 

! A 1758. A ITU 

I Campbell. Jas. L A 1320, AlSfl 

I Campbell, Jas. S All* 

I Campbell, John AlUl 

Campbell, Laurence AW 

I Campbell, N. H AlMt 

I Campbell, Robt. .A 1178, A 1350, 

, A 1805, Aim 

Campbell, Thos A 1602, A M 

Campbell, Wiatt A10«» 

' Campbell, Wiley A 922. A9II 

Campbell, Wm...A1094, A 1577, 
! A1791. AITM 

: Campbell, Capt. Wm AlWJ 

Camp-meetings, young demora- 
lized by sale of liquor at.. AW 
Canals, Alexandria Canal Com- ] 

pany A 532, A 566, ABItJ 

Chesapeake and Ohio A 611 

Canby. Robt A I6tf 

Candler. Zed AnH; 

Cannon. Wm A74t 

, Capital, removal of, from Rich- 
mond A 993, A 1232, 

A 1579, A Ig 

Carby, Francis AlW 

Carding machines, to build on 

Jackson's river A6t» 

Carell, W AW 

Carlile. John S A14I* 

; Carlile, Robt AlBI* 

Carlin. Wesley AH* 

I Carlisle, John AUw 

Carlisle. John S A146» 

Carlisle. .T. W AlW 

Carlock. Abraham ^^^ft 

. Carlyle, Geo. Wm A4m- 

Carlyle. John A4tt 

, Carlyle. Robt AlW 

Carmick. G. W AlO» 

Carmine .^ AlJ 

' Carmiss. James AJj 

I Carper, Henry AlW 



Carpenter, Alfred A 384 

Carpenter, Benj A 895 

Carpenter, Jacob A 1460 

Carpenter, Pat A 1582 

Carpenter, Sam.. A 690, A 1576, A 1646 

Carpenter, Wm. B A 308 

Carr, D A 224, A 225 

Carr, Danl. F A 244, A 361, A 1286 

Carr. Frank. .A 224, A 239, A 328, A 353 

Carr. G A 206 

Carr, Major Garland A 222 

C^rr. Geo A 281 

Carr. John. .A 185, A 199, A 228, 

A 231, A 245 

Carr. Micajah A 200 

Carr, Sam A 255, A 260 

Carr, Thos., Jr A 204 

Carr. Wm. G A 361 

Carrell, John A 1637 

Carrill, Wm A 1181 

Carrington. Wm. C A 40T) 

Carrol, John A 1297 

Carrow, Isaac A 1484 

Carson. Cyrus A 1416 

Carson, Jas A 577 

Carson, John H A 1417 

Carter. Abram A 935 

Carter. A. W A 1054 

Carter. Champe A 1033 

garter. Chas A 35r, 

Carter. Edward A 185 

^ner. Hill A 997 

Carter. Jas A 405 

J;^^^<*r, John A 792 

J;^rter, John C A 411 

!;^fter, Joseph R A 1034 

^^^er. Joshua A 7S 

};^^^^r, linden A 845, A 859 

^^rter. Moore F A 1002 

J^arter, Robt. H A 422 

X^^^^r. Wm A 893 

^artp^ Wm. H A 294 

i;^^tin, Wm A 1838 

J^ariithers, Jas A 1209 

>;*'^er. Jos. W A 1002 

J;^^ln. Wm A 1287 

^^IT. Virginia A 553 

Jc^n-. Wilson Miles A 163 

^^^aday, .John A 1096 

i;i^»». Jas A 508 

^^«8. D. O A 1068 

J;;^88el8, Wm A 776, A 777 

y;;^S8ity, Peter A 1092 

^ast. Nathan H A 1497 

^atlett. Geo. W A 214 

^atlett. Isaac A 1235 

Catlett, Law. T A 243 

Catterton. Wm A 405 

Caverley. Peter A 502 

Caverly, Phebe A 482 

Cawley. Jeremiah A 1838 

Cawley. John A 1653 

Cawood, Sally A 536 

Cawthorn, John A 1068 

Cawthorn, Sam A 1059 

Cazenove, A. C A 554 

Cazenove, Lewis A 544 

' Cazenove, Lewis A A 541 

Cazenove, S. A A 548 

Cedar Creek (Bath), turnpike 

from A 1598 

Central Railroad, scalehouse at 

station A 408 

I Central Railroad Company, pow- 

I er to condemn timber A 1381 

' Chaffin, John A 791 

! Chaffin, Joshua A 756, A 757. 

A 779, A 1839 

■ Chambers, W A 1164, A 1177, 

A 1185, A 1188, A 1192 

; Chambers. Wm A 1189, A 1255 

I Chandler, David M A 106 

I Chandler, Elizabeth A 49 

I Chandler. John H A 102 

Chandler, John W A 122, A 149 

Chandler, Mitchcl A 49 

Chandler, Richard A 106 

I Chandler. Wm A 765 

iChapin. P A 1245 

I Chapman, Alfred A 1342 

j Chapman, Geo A 1550 

Chapman, Jas A 893 

Chapman. John A 1425 

Chai)man. Nathaniel A 456 

Chapman, Wm A 1332, A 1369 

Chappell, John A 737, A 783 

Charlottesville A 259, A 264. 

A 362, A 870 

Academy at A 209. A 235 

Addition to A 181 

Bank at.. A 282, A 293, A 296. 
A 299, A 300. A 301. A 302, 
A 303. A 305, A 306, A 309, 
A 313, A 314, A 324, A 421, 

A 427 

Citizens of A 215. A 230. 

A 267. A 273. A 279, A 316, 
A 317, A 321, A 344, A 357. 

A 374. A 404. A 409 

Lot In A 212 

Onlv voting place in coun- 
ty A 265, A 268. A 269 

Petition of inhabitants A 164 

Petition withdrawn A 333 

Public meeting at A 406 

Road from A 284 

Road to A 332 

Tavern in A 241 

To allow trustees to sell 

town property A 261 

To extend town limits A 336 

To sell land on public 

square A 205 

Trustees of A 240, A 249 



Sons of Temperance at A 388 

Water cure establishment 

at A 420 

Charlottesville Hydraulic Insti- 
tution A 420 

Charlottesville Lyceum, incor- 
poration of A 312 

Charlottesville Savings Bank, to 

amend charter of A 429 

Charlottesville Savings Institu- 
tion A3K 

To amend charter of A 397 

Charlston, John A 971 

Chastain. Lewis A 1794 

Cheat River, bridge over at ' 

eleven Run A 1522 

Cheatwood, Dan A 947 ' 

Cheatwood. Hiram A 1822 

Cherokee expedition A 1534 

Cherrlton, packet line from. .A 29. A 35 

Chesapeake and Ohio cnnal A 533 

Chesconnessex Creek, petition to ' 

run boat from A 7G 

Cheser. William A 111 

Chesterfield County, inhabitants 

of A 725. A 738. A 74f; 

Chestnut. John A 15S3, A 1597 

Chewning, Albert G A 2G4 

Chewning. Willis A 1779 

Childera. BenJ A 210 

Childress. Rartlett A 90S , 

Childrey. Thos A 108 

Chiles. Henry A 225 

Chiles, John A 1699 

Chiles. Micajah A 104 

Chillum, Jas A 929 

Chilton, John C A 1810 

Chincoteague Island, change in 

polling place A 109 

Hauling of seines at A 94 

Permission to sell oysters 

tnken at A 78 

Separate free school district A 138 i 

Chishoim. Wm A 642 

Chitter. .Tohn A 1562 

ChrislIsR. Abram R.. Jr A 1476 

Christian. A. G A 1422 

Christian, Anthony A 900, A 909 

Christian. Chas. H A 1007 

Christian. Dan A 975 

Christian. Drewry A 919 

Christian, Elisha A 975 

Christian. Elisha L A 989 

Christian, Gilbert A 1128 

Christian, Henry A A 919 

Christian. I A 1363 

Christian, Jas A 1239 

Christian. John A 892. A 1128 

Christian, John B A 1240 

Christian. Rich. A A 801 

Christian. Robt A 840, A 1412 

Christian, Samson A 1098 

Christian Religion AH 

Christian's Creek All* 

Christian. Walter AMI 

Christopher, Levin All! 

Christopher, Wm A IM 

Church, B. M A421 

Church, Robert A10I 

Church, re-establishment of All 

Churchman, Elijah AIM 

Churchman. Enoch A12fl 

Churchman, John A 1230. A 1211 

Church warden. Accomae Parish, Afl 

Churn, Wm. W Al!! 

Citizens Savings Bank, incor- 
poration of A 18tf 

Clagett, Anne A 552, A3SI 

Clagett, P. A Afill 

Claiborne. Sterling A 1013'. AIM! 

Claiborne. T AlOfl 

Claiborne, Wm. S A4(W 

Clark. Chas A941 

Clark, Chas. L A12li 

Clark, Elijah A12M 

Clark. Hatch A13fl 

Clark. Jas A2»J 

Clark, John H A1S8 

Clark, Peter A7i5 

Clark, Robt A1114 

Clark. Sam Al^ 

Clark. Wm A175 

Clark, Wm. J A7«l 

Clarke, Benajah AlH 

Clarke, Geo A411 

Clarke. Jas. B A03 

Clarke. John A 198. Af^ 

Clarke. Sam A 279, A 1199, 

A 1229, A 1277, A 1297, 

A 1342. A 161' 

Clarke. S. E A189 

Clarke. Thos A 264, AIS* 

Clarke, W A 1229, A 1236, A12T 

Clarke, Wiley AlOS' 

Clarke, Wm A 205, A12«; 

Clarke, Wm. I A(»' 

Clarke, Wm. T A1(»J 

Clarksburg and Philipi Turn- 
pike Company, increase 

of stock of AlBW 

Clarksburg bar A 124* 

Clarkson. David A8W 

Clarkson, J AjM 

Clarkson, Jas A9W 

Clatterbuck. Wesley Alttj 

Claville. George Alg 

Clay, Chas. C AlTH 

Clay, O. E AlgJ 

Clay, O. G Al8» 

Clay. P. A AlwJ 

Claybrook. Joseph Al|j 

Claybrook. Peter Aj^ 

Clayton, A. A Al«g 

Clayton. John A^ 

I)I:PAI{TMKNT of archives and history INDEX 


Clayton. John W A 1411 

aayton, Thos. R A 131 

Clayton. W A 13u0 

Claytor. Jas. E A 1778 

Claytor. Sam A 1718 

Cleck. Jas A 1595 

Cleek, John A 1629. A 1658 

Clemens, Gresham A 947 

Clemens. Capt. Isaac A 1757 

Clement, Robt. A A 1808 

Dement. Sarah A 761 

Clements, Isham A 761 

Clements. Wm. W A 915 

Clendinen. Geo A 1109 

Clerk. A. G A 1660 

Clerk. John A 1623 

aerk. John, Jr A 1G36 

Clerks of courts A 25, A 55 

Clifton Forge, election precinct 

at A 671 

To continue James River 

Canal l>eyond A 701 

Climer. Geo. L A 1256 

Cllnedinst. And. H A 1390 

Clive, Geo A 432 

Ousrer. John A A 1460 

Co?ke. Sam A 243 

Coalter. Jas A 1154 

Coalter. John A 1174, A 1176, 

A 1178, A 1431 

Coalter. M A 1193 

Coalter, Maria A 1259 

Coalter. Thos. S A 1207 

Coalter. W. B A 1215 

Coates. Jeremiah A 203 

Cobb. Jas. N. B A 385 

Cobbs. C. L A 1798 

Cobbs, John A 750 

Cobbs, J. P A 1009 

Cobbs. John P A 990 

I Cobbs. Robt A 251 

Cobbs. Wm A 1821 

Cbbbs. Wm. E A 1804 

Cobham. election precinct at A 417 

Cochran. Gh A 1357 

Cochran, G. K A 1247 

Cochran, Jas A 1190 

Cochran, J. A A 1367 

Cochran. Jas. A A 1264, A 1355 

Cock. Thos. W A 904 

Cockbum. Geo A 832 

Cocke. Ch A 257 

Cocke. Jas. P A 786 

Cocke, Phil. St, G A 418 

Cocke. Stephen A 736. A 751 

Cocke. Thos A 736 

; Cockran. John A 336, A 404 

Cockrane. Berrv K A 404 

Coffman. A. B A 1498 

Coftnan. Chris A 1241 

Ccrtfinan, Israel A 1462 

Coftnan, Jacob A 1322 

I Coffman's store A 268- 

Gofer, Jonas E A 1869 

Gofer, Mary A A 1804 

Cogar, Jacob A 1097 

Gohagan, John A 533 

Gohensoe, Ant. Chas A 539 

Goiner, David A 1341 

Goiner, David D A 1329 

, Coiner, Martin A 1387 

' Goiner, Mich A 1381 

Goiner, Phil A 1391 

Goiner, Rich. A A 133a 

Goiner, Sam A 1329 

Goiner, Simon A 1381 

Goldman, Jessie A 1043 

Gole, Harrison A 1415 

Cole, Jacob A 1329 

Gole, Jas A 578 

; Gole, Walter King A 856 

Golebourn, John A 68 

, Goleburn, Isaac A 63 

Goleburn, John F A 121 

: Goleburn, Robert A 5 

Goleman. Dan A 724 

Goleman, Geo. W A 370 

Goleman, H. N A 371, A 1366 

Goleman, John A 997 

Goleman, Joseph A 1 032 

I Coleman, Lindsay A 1015 

' Goleman, Robt A 903 

, Goleman, Robt. H A 925 

Goleman, Robt. L A 1025 

Goleman, Robt. Landon A 1015 

Goleman, Sam A 961 

Goleman, Thos A 994 

; Goleman, Thos. A A 801 

Coles, Isaac A A 274 

Coles, John A 177 

Coles. John S A 401 

Coles. Salina A 401 

Goliard, Ben A 164 

IGollett, Hugh P A 1467. A 1470 

Gollett, Isaac A 1224 

' Golley. Thos A 764 

Collins, Jas A 458 

' Collins, John A 299 

Collins, Noah R A 123 

Collins, Rich A 1347 

Golona, Jno A 113 

Colonial soldiers. .A 830. A 1011, 

A 1163. A 1205, A 1538 
Columbia . . . A 176. A 187, A 262, A 352 

Comb, John A 649 

Gommerton, inspection at A 888 

Commissaries, receipt for beef. . A 192 
Committee of Safety A 1 

' Gompton. Joab A 1762 

Gonelly. Thos A 1838 

Congress, treaty-making power 

of A 853 

To invest with certain 
rights X\^% 

24 S 


Conolly. John A 294 

Conquest, Richard A 122 

Conrad, Jacob A 1133, A 1140 

Conroch, Jacob A 1470 

Constable, to make office respect- 
able A 207 

Constitutional Convention, 

against holding. . .A 1766, A 1768 

Convening of A 1172 

Election for A 243 

Election upon. A 70. A 1238, A 1239 

Petition for A 67, A 69, A 1570 

Protest against A 175S 

To hold A 783 

Vote upon A 1588 

Contested elections, Garland vs. 

Canini A 757, A 1008 

Convention troops A 202 

To be allowed privileges of 

other troops A 167 

Conwiiy, Andrew Jamieson A 5S5 

Conway. E. R A 313 

Conway. Mary Ann A 585, A 597 

Conway. Rich A 456. A 460, 

A 466, A 481, A 513. A 519, A 596 

Cook. Jacob A 1743 

Cook. Lewis A 473 

Cook. Wm A 1740. A 1768. 

A 1775. A 1878 

Cork- Thos. J A 432 

Cook*-. ?tei) A 496 

Cooke. Wni. D A 1303 

Conii(»s. Ch;is A 550 

Cooper, n. R A 1622 

Cooper. John A 672. A 1616 

CooF)or. Lewis A 1875 

Coorier, RichnrdHon A 1064 

Cooper. •^DtTuer A 1V>9 

Cooper. Thos A 1244. A 1844 

Coi'.'^r^. Snvaire A 129 

Copes. John A 1 21 

Coppidsre. Thos A 956 

Cops. ThonKis P A 96 

Corbin. Coventen A3 

Corl)in. Ceo A 26 

Corbin. G. W A 10 

Corbin. Robert A 122 

Corbin, Robert A A 146 

Corbin. Thos A 521 

Corliitt Sam., Jr A 1573 

Corder. Albin E A 1478 

Cordozo. Jan A 1 758 

Coreles. Wm A 1474 

Corleitt. Sam A 1617 

Corvell. Wm A 311 

Cosby. Dabney A 1224. A 1227 

Cot » on. to incorporate company 

for manufacturing A 308 

Cotton factory, incorporation of. 

at Alexandria A 544 

Cottrell. Thos A 1049 

Couch. Dan A 1049 

Couch, Jesse A^ 

Couch, John, Jr A? 

Courtenay, Ed. H A« 

Courthouse, Accomac, town at. . A 

Courthouse, of Albemarle A 

Courts, Accomac A 9, i 

Alexandria, change of A 

Amherst chancery. .A 1027, Al 

Appomattox A 1 

Augusta Circuit A 1 

Addition of Amherst, to the 

Staunton district A 

Against establishment of 
hustings court in Alexan- 
dria A 561. A 

Cases pending in Amherst. . A 
Change in term of... A 101, Al 
Albemarle Circuit Court... A 
Augusta and Greenbrier 

chancery districts A : 

Augusta term A : 

Chancery district A 

Circuit Court, term of Alle- 
ghany district A 

Holding of Bedford and 
Campbell district court. . . A " 

Superior court terms A 

Terms of Alexandria County 

Court A 

Albemarle superior court 

term A 

Albemarle term A 

Alleghany County Court 

terms A 

Terms of Amherst A 

Term of Augusta A 1 

Term of Augusta Superior.. A 1 

Terms of Bath A 1559, Al 

Term of Bath Superior 

Court Al 

Terms of Bedford Al 

Term of 15th Circuit A 1 

Clerks of A 55. A 

Con posted business in Au- 
gusta Circuit A 1 

County, to change term of. . A 
District court at Lynch- 
burg Al 

Enlargement of powers of, 

in Augusta AT 

Establishment of new court 

district A 

Hustings, of Alexan- 
dria ..A 500, A 558. A 562, 

A 565, A 
Increase in length of terms 

of A 

Jurisdiction of hustings 

court at Alexandria A 

New district court at Lynch- 
burg A 

New district court at Salem. A! 



New Loudon District A 870 ' 

Of Nelson and Albemarle.. A 289 
Protest against changing 
monthly court day in Al- i 

leghany A 683 

Reduction of fees of clerks I 

of A 795 

Removal of district court- 
house from Petersburg... A 760 

Second District A 1058 

Staunton Chancery ... A 907, 

A 1174, A 1186, A 1223 

Terms of Appomattox A 1053 

To add Bath to Augusta 

chancery district A 1585 

To annex proposed county 
to Xew Loudon district. . A 935 , 

Chancery A 1178 

Chancery, of Accomac A 57 

County A 24 ! 

Sui)€rior court of Amelia 809 

Superior, of Amelia and 

Cumberland A 785 

:ovan. John A 1523 

:oTe. Levin A 129 

>>vesville A 415 

Vington A 643 

Against dam in river at A 668 

Against increase of toll on 

bridge at A 707 

Bridge at A 659, A 676 

Citizens of A 667. A 669, A 677 1 

Cleaning out river at A 690 

Convention at A 686 

Incorporation of A 705 

Plat of A 663 

Rei>eal of act incorporating. A 669 
Road from Lynchburg to, 

A 650. A 652 
To be intersection of new 

turnpike A 650 

To build dam in river at A 670 

To continue James River 

Canal through A 685 

To reincorporate A 672 

Turnpike to, from Fincastle, A 695 
Covington and Ohio Railroad, 

A 708. A 709 
Jo^an. Joseph. .A 1193. A 1224, A 1257 

^owan. Robt A 1338, A 1666 

"«*an. Wm A 1 695 

^^ard. Catharine A S4 

Covpasture River. dam on 

A 1615, A 1637 

Inhabitants on A 109.S 

Mills on. to keep openings 

in sluices A 6S7 

^'avigation of A 1630 

To make sluices in dams 

« on A1647 

^o'TJasture River Valley, clti- 

wns of A 687 

Cox, Archibald A 829 

Cox, Chas A 327, A 1712 

Cox, Chas. B A 407 

Cox, Dan. M A 1498 

Cox, Jacob A 462, A 490, A 494 

Cox, Robt A 1727 

Cox, Val A 938 

Coxton. Wm A 122 

Coyner, Martin A 1415 

Corner, Robt A 1262 

Craddock, Archer A 745 

Craddock, Jas A 740 

Cradock, John A 309 

Cragget, Wm A 1799 

Craghead, John A 1670 

Craghead, Wm A 1751 

Craig, Geo A 1167 

Craig. J. D A 1325 

Craig, Jas A 1325. A 1430 

Craig, Robt A 1317, A 1319 

Craig, Sam A 1317. A 1319 

Craig. Wm A 1301, A 1304 

Craigg, Arch A 1799 

Crane, Philip M A 374 

Craney Island, quarantine sta- 
tion at A 630 

Crank, Geo A 255, A 327 

Crank, R. G A 433 

Craven, Geo. M A 361 

Craven, John H....A238, A 255, 

A 266. A 280, A 306 

Craven, John P A 344 

Crawford. Allan A 1192 

Crawford, Andrew A 1594 

Crawford, Baxter A 141 1 

Crawford, Benj..A1280, A 1290, A 1363 

Crawford. Chas A 912 

Crawford. David A 862 

Crawford. Geo A 1358. A 1430 

Crawford. J A 1224, A 1229. 

A 1234, A 1248, A 1277 

Crawford, J. S A 1642 

Crawford, Jas A 1236. A 1334, 

A 1367, A 1630 

Crawford. John A 869 

Crawford. John H A 15.50 

Crawford. Joiner A 2.37 

Crawford. Nathan A 17S, A 867 

Crawford, Nelson. .A 889. A 955, A 1030 

Crawford. Robt A 1548 

Crawford, Sam.. A 1276. A 1662. A 1795 
Crawford, Wm....A1001, A 1122, 
A 1169, A 1360, A 1402. 

A 1546. A 1575 

Crawford. Wm., Jr A 1177 

Crawford, Wm. S..A897, A 965, 

A 1013, A 1021 

Croasv, Asa A 1 839 

Creasv. David A 1835 

Crease. David H. A 1818. A 1855, A 1862 

Creasy. Franklin A 1803 

Creasy. Pleasant A 1799 



Creasy, Thos A 1839, A 1843 

Creasy, Wm A 1810 

Crenshaw. David A 742 

Crenshaw, G. A A 1279 

Crenshaw, Jas A 743 

Crenshaw, Rich A 1819 

Crenshaw. Col. Rich A 1835 

Crenshaw. Wm A 372 

Crews, Gideon A 841 

Crews, Joseph A 857, A 891, A 897 

Crews, Thos A 930 

Crick. Jacob A 1250 

Crickard. Peter A 1303 

Crim, J. N. B A 1520 

Crist. Jacob A 1289 

Crizer, Henry A 127^ 

Crizer, Jas A 1275 

Crocket. George A 120 

Crocket. Lewis A 132 

Crocket, Major S A 132 

Crockett. Jas A 109^ 

Croft, Jacob A 1380 

Croghan. Geo A 1110, A 11 11 

Croix. Peter de la A 9 

Crooni. John H A 225 

Croi)i)er, Geo. W A 70 

Cropper. J A 33 

Cropper, J no., Jr A 30. A 40 

Cropper. R A 550, A 559, A 507 

Cropper, Thos A 32 

Cropper, Thos. T A 97, A 127 

Crosby. Wm A 390 

Cross. Richard T A 588 

Croswell. Geo. E A 140 

Crouch. John A 1090. A 1800 

Crouch. Joslah A 1841 

Crouse. Wm. F A 1409 

Crow. Col. John A 049 

Crow, John A GOO. A 002 

Crowder. P. B A 818 

Crum. Sam. M A 1510 

Crump. Geo A 1705 

Crutchneld, Francis A 051. A 1572 

Cnitchfield, Thompson A 044 

Cudjoe's Rock A 302 

Culp. Henry L A 1578 

Cupito, Dan A 1515 

Culpeper County, citizens of A 599 

Culton, Jas. B A 390 

Cumberland County A 748 

Inhabitants of A 711 

Cumings, John A A 1285, A 1332 

Cummings. Wm. H A 700 

Cundiff, E. C A 1834. A 1840 

Cundiff, Elijah C A 1785 

Cundiff. Capt. J A 1850 

Cundiff, Jeremiah A 1755 

Cundifr. R. 1 A 1840 

Cuningham. Hugh A 1 120 

Cunningham, Abraham A 1321 

Cunningham, Jas A 1144 

Cunningham. John A 1430 

Cunningham, John R A 1( 

Cunningham, Randolph All 

Cunningham, Ulysses C All 

Cunningham. Wm. H All 

Cupp, Alex Al< 

Cupp, John J All 

Cuppen, Robert A 

Curkeneld, Simeon AH 

Curley, John AU 

Currants, W^m All 

Currin, Jas A! 

Curry, Jas A 1137, A 1205, Al< 

Curry, Jas. M AH 

Curtis. E. W A 

Curtis, John A77, A 

Curtis, Jno. W A 

Curtis. Wm. R A 

Cushing, Merrill All 

Cust, Jacob kV 

Custis, E A 

Custis, Henry 

Custis. Jas. W a: 

Custis, John . A 20. A 33, A 61. A 64. A 

Custis, John H A 

Custis. Jolln T A: 

Custis. William A 

Custis, William R A 

Custis, W. P A 

Custis. Wm. S a: 

Custis, William T A 

Cutler. Ro. C Al 

Dabney, C A 1027. A 1033, 

A 1056, All 

Dabney. J KV 

Dabney. Wm A ! 

Dabney. Wm. S A: 

Dade. Baldwin A' 

Dade, Jas A I 

Dade. Jane A' 

Daggs. Hezekiah A li 

Dalton. Wm Al 

Dalhouse. Dan. H AH 

D'Ammours. Chevalier 

Damron, Andrew. .A C69. A 689, 

A 094. A 704, A 705, A 708. Al< 

Damron. Chris AH 

Damron, Jos A 647, A< 

Damron. Wm A I 

Damson. .Joseph A< 

Daingerfield, John B A 549, 

A 554, A 555, A 610, A< 

Dane. Val AlJ 

Daniel. Geo. W A] 

Daniel. John A' 

Daniel, Thos A 270, A 271, Al 

Daniel. Wm A< 

Daniel. Col. Wm AJ 

Daniel. Judge Wm A 1002. AH 

Daniel. Wm.. Jr Al 

Daniels Jas A 



>aniel8, John .' A 1501 

)an8. Micajah, Jr A 1732 

)anville, bank at A 1878 

)arbee. T. W A 137 

)arby, Ben. F A 118 

)arby, Edmund A 59 

Darnell. H. M A 1251 

)arneille, B. J A 331 

)avenport. M. W A 1020 

)avenport, R A 165 

)aveni)ort. Rich A 8C8 

)avid, Joel A 89i> 

)avid, Mark A 681 

)avlclson, Chas A 866 

)avidson, I. H A 1063 

)avidson. Joseph A 739 

Navies. A. B A 1024 

Navies. Alex A 509 

Davies. Chas. C A 1043 

Navies. John A 1502 

Navies, Micajah A 1780 

)avies. Nich AS29, A 831, 

A 849, A 904, A 994, 

A 1665, 1691. A 1711 

:)avies. Sam. Boyle A 878, A 888 

")avies. Tamerlane A 949 

:)avies. Tamerlane W. W A 1746 

lavis. Elijah A 1109 

Davis, E. W A 260 

Davis. Geo. D A 1784 

Davis. Hardin A 215 

Davis. Henry A 126, A 648 

Davis. Henry W A 330a 

Davis. Henry Winter A 565, A 572 

Davis. Isham A 913 

Davis. Jas A 1104, A 1143. 

A 1626, A 1665 

Davis. I. A. G A 287 

Davis. .Tacob A 736 

Davis, Jesse A 654 

Davis, Joel A 76G 

Davis, John A 909, A 1138, 

A 1571, A 1726 

Davis, .Tohn A A 263 

Davis. John A. G A 338 

Davis. J. D A 1007 

Davis. John Dudley A 1001 

Davis. J. W A 280 

Davis. Micajah A 1800 

Davis. Reuben A 651 

Davis. Rich A 1780, A 1810 

Davis. Rich., Jr A 1572 

Davis. Robert A 205, A 208, 

A 254, A 1138, A 1141 

Davis, Robt. J A 1033 

Davis. Shalmanesee A 122 

Davis. Svlvester H A 122 

Davis. Washington A 264 

Davis. Wm A 255. A 1103, 

A 1234, A 1229. A 1247. A 1646 

Davis. Wm. A A 267 

Davison. Benj. R A 1781 

Davison, Giles A 919 

Dawson, Allen A 236. A 249 

Dawson, Chas. W A 1058 

Dawson, H. W A 340 

Dawson, John S A 928 

Dawson, Martin A 227, A 255. 

A 264, A 265, A 330 

Dawson, John A 842, A 890 

Dawson, Nelson C A 945, A 960 

Dawson, X. C, Jr A 1001 

Dawson. Nimrod A 1476 

Dawson. Wm A 923, A 957 

Dawson. Wm. W A 323. A 330 

Dawty, John R A 121 

Day. Chas A 236 

Day, Thos A 956 

Days, John A 78 

Days, Parker A 78 

Dayton. G. W A 1523 

Dayton, Spencer A 1520 

Deakins, A. J A 1370 

Deal, John A 1270 

Deale, Mathias A 1426 

Dean, Ellz A 959 

Dean, John A 1656 

Dean. Josei)h A 516 

Dean, Thos A 794 

Dearen. John A 1692 

Dearing. Silas A 1853 

Dearmon, J. N A 1050 

Deary, Jacob A 1251 

Deej) Creek, to improve naviga- 
tion of A 779, A 784 

Deep Creek Navigation Com- 
pany, extension of time to 

complete work A 796 

Defendoiigh. Lewis A 1327 

De la Porte, Marie Ann Tu- 

boeuf A 1206 

Delegates, House of A 170 

Delinquent Land Law, to repeal . A 275 

Dempsey. Jas A 610 

Demsey, Wilson M A 1 041 

Denison. J. H A 1264 

Dennis. Littleton A 25 

Depreciation of money, bill regu- 
lating A 168 

Deputy clerks, remission of fine. A 231