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PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO AN ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF VIRGINIA, PASSED ON THE FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY,

ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHT.

«The Laws of a country are necessarily connected with every thing be.

longing to the people of it; so that a thorough knowledge of them, and

of their progress would inform us of every thing that was most use-

ful to be known about them; and one of the greatest imperfections

of historians in general, is owing to their ignorance of law.”

PRIESTLEY'S LECT. Ox Hist, Vol. I, pa. 149

RICHMOND.

PRINTED FOR THE EDITOR.

AT THE FRANKLIN PRESS.-W. W. GRAY, PRINT.

1820.

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--> * 22.1939 we William F. Pendleton, William Selden and Alexander L. Botts, members of the executive council of Virginia, do hereby certify that the laws contained in the Fourth Volume of HexinG's Statutes at Large have been, by us, examined and compared with the originals and with a copy as corrected, by the certificate of the examiners heretofore appointed, from which they were taken, by William F. Pendleton, and William Selden from page 1, to page 1 379 inclusive, and by William F. Pendleton, and Alexander L. Botts, from page 380 inclusive to the end, and have been found truly and accurately, printed except as to the following list of errata, to the number of fifteen. Given under our hands this 25th day of March 1823.

W. F. PENDLETON,
W. SELDEN,
A. L: BOTTS.

ERRATA.

Page 13, line 7 from top, for "land," read "lands."

21, line 9 fron bottom, for “of” read “to.”
32, line 20 from top, for “of” read “in.”
34, line 5 from top, for the first or” read "and."
42, line 13 from top, for “disallance” reud disallowance.”
78, line 24 from top, for swithin” read "with jut.”
154, line 16 from bottom, after chattels, insert "to him the said A. B. as

his own proper goods and chattels.”
156, bottom line, after "named" insert "A. B.”
191, line 8 from bottom, for "filled” read "filed.”
206, bottom line, for "purchase” read “purchased."
359, line 2 from top, for wor” read and.”
385, bottom line, for "3" read “35."
447, line 13, from top, for the second “offender" read “offenders."
516, line 2 from bottom, for saying" read “saving."
536, line 20 from bottom, for "to" read "ir."

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PREFACE

TO THE

FOURTH VOLUME,

OF THE

STATUTES AT LARGE.

The first edition of this volume was printed in 1814, by the late Mr. Samuel Pleasants, printer to the commonwealth, by contract with the editor, and the sheets sent to Petersburg to be bound. As many copies as were subscribed for by the state, at that time, and a few over, were finished and derivered, the remaining sheets were all burnt, in the dreadful fire which happened in that town on the 16th day of July, 1815. This impression is re-printed page for page with the former, with the addition of a collection of historical documents, at the end of the Volume.

WILLIAM WALLER AENING.

LIST OF GOVEBNORS

OF VIRGIGIA DURING TBE PEBIOD COMPRISED IN

THIS VOLUME.

[From a MS. belonging to Thomas Jefferson, late Pre

sident of the United States, and purchased by him from the executor of Richard Bland, deceased.]

(CONTINUED FROM VOL. 3, PAGE VIII.)

ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD continued (from

Alexander 230 June 1710, till 27th September 1722, and Spots then Hugh Drysdale, esq. was Lieut. Governor.

Hugh Drysdale died the 220 July 1726, and Colo. Hugh Drysa Jennings being suspended, Colo, Robert Carter took cade. upon himself the administration of the government, as president of the council.

[Here the M8. list of Governors ends..] Robert Carter continued president of the council, Robert Cartill some time between the 17th of August and 13th of ter.... October 1727, when William Gooch was appointed

nted William

Gooch. Governor;—the last patents signed by Robert Carter, as president, being dated on the 17th of August 1727, and the first signed by William Gooch, as governor, being dated the 13th of October 1727.

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