Council Minutes
City of Fredericksburg, Virginia
1784

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At a Common Council held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg the Twenty sixth day of February One thousand seven hundred & Eighty four -

Present
Will. McWilliams John Julian )
James Somerville Th. Brumfield )
Charles Mortimer and ) Gent.
George Weedon Tho. Miller )

By the resignation & removal of James Taylor the absence of John Lewis, and death of Michl. Robinson Gent. members of the Common Council of this Corporation there becomes a necessity of appointing three members to serve in their room. Whereupon this Board agreeable to Act of Assembly proceeded by Ballott to the Election of three members on examining the Ballotts a majority appeared in favor of David Galloway, William

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Harvey, and Edward Simpson, who are accordingly elected Common Councilmen for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg, and it is Ordered that the Sergeant summon the said David Galloway, William Harvey & Edward Simpson to appear at the next Council that they may be qualified according to Law -

The Minutes of the preceeding Orders were signed by
Will. McWilliams Mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk

At a Common Council held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg the thirteenth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and Eighty four -

Present

William McWilliams Thos. Miller )
James Somerville Thos. Brumfield )
George Weedon and ) Gent.
John Julian George French )

David Galloway, William Harvey and Edwd. Simpson Gentlemen having been legally appointed as Common Councilmen heretofore and having been summoned to attend the Board the Oaths of fidelity to the States and for the Execution of their office were administered to them, and they are thereby legally authorized to enter on the Duties of their Office -

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Present

David Galloway, William Harvey, and Edwd. Simpson, Gentlemen

John Hardy the Clerk of the Markett, being called on to render an account and settle the transactions of his office appeared and informed this Board that at this time he was not prepared there being several sums due from him to sundry persons who had not then furnished him with their Accounts, having also several pieces of work begun & not finished -

1783 Account of Sales at Vendue since the fifteenth October last
Octo. 18 For Capt Ewan. Dry Goods 66 5 3
For M. H. Armistead (Negroes)
For Will Dangerfield's Estate Horses 120 0 0
28 For Chs.Yates Esq. (Dry Goods) 101 0 0
For Capt. White (Dry Goods) 16 0 0
30 For M. John Brownlow, (Dry Goods) 54 16 0
Nov. 1 For M. Adams (Dry Goods) 60 0 0
2 For Mon. Lacoste (Dry Goods) 27 0 0
3 For Mon. Marbais 99 0 0
6 For M. Adams 6 18 4
10 For Cap. Ewen 21 2 10
For M. Ware 0 11 7
13 For M. E. Dickenson Brewery 23 3 6
1784
Mar 4 For Mon. Bajners Houshd. Furne 8 3 3
6 For M. Brownlow Loaf Sugar &c 17 12 7
For M. Brownlow Shoes & Thread 23 18 2
645 11 6

EE
James Jarvis, V.M.

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1783 - Account of Commissions received on Sales at Vendue -

Octob. 18 Commission on 66.5.3, a 5 per Cent 3 6 3
Commission of 2 per cent on 100 1 p C over on Negroes H. Armistead
Commission on 120. Horses 2 per cent 3 0 0
Commission on 101. Dry Goods 5 pr cent 5 0 6
Commission on 16. Do Do 0 16 0
Commission on 54.16. Do Do 2 14 9
Commission on 60.0. Do Do 3 0 0
Commission on 27.0. Do Do 1 7 0
Commission on 99.0.0 Do Do 4 19 0
Commission on 6.18.4 Do Do 0 6 10
Commission on 21.2.10 Do Do 1 1 7
Commission on 0.11.7 Do Do 0 0 7
Commission on 23.3.6 Do Do 1 3 2
Commission on 8.3.3 Do Do 0 8 2
Commission on 17.12.7 Dry goods 2 p cent 0 8 9
Commission on 23.18.2 Do Do 1 3 10

EE, James Jarvis V.M.

The preceeding Amounts were presented by James Jarvis Vendue Master on examining same this Board do approve of the same and order that they be recorded.

Port of Fredericksburg in a/c wth. E. Callender
1783
May 9th To Hire of Dray & Horse repg. Wharf 0 12 6
To Hire of two men repairing Wharf 5 0
To 10 per Cent Comm. on Contra Amt 10 10
To Ballance due port Fredg 3 18 11
5 7 3

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Port of Fredericksburg in a/c wth. E. Callender
1782
Nov. 18 By Jas. Bondry 3 Days Wharfage 0 3 0
By Ths. Hughes 1/ Ths. Goode 6/ 7 0
By M. Christian 3/ (20) Ditto 6/ 9 0
23rd By Will Cook 1 0
Dec. 4 By John Hunt 5/ Cash 4/ 9 0
18th By Cash 7/ Ditto 11/ 18 0
20th By Cash 2/ (21st.) Cash 3/ 5 0
23rd By Cash 3/ (28) Ths. Hunton 3/ 6 0
1783
Jan'y 3 By Will. Cook 3/ Cash 11/ 14 0
Feb'y. 19 By Cash 3/ Ditto 4/ Ths. Hunton 3/ 10 0
23rd By Cash 2/ (28th) Cash 6/ 8 0
Mar. 15 By Cash 2/ (26th) Cap. Shelton 6/3 8 3
Apl. 7 By Cash 1/ (10th) Cash 2/ 3 0
June 19 By Cash 6 0
5 7 3

EE.Eleazor Callender -

The preceeding amount was presented in Court by Eleazor Callender Port Master On examining the same this Board do approve thereof and Order that the same be recorded.

1783 The Corporation of the Town of Fredericksburg
To Richard Kenney Dr.
To Eight months House Rent for the Court of Hustings & Common Council @ 18/ 7 4 0

The preceeding amount was presented in Court by Richard Kenney, but the Council having not used the same as they are charged this Board do Order that One pound sixteen shillings be deducted there from, but that Five Pounds Eight shillings be allowed him -

Ordered that the Sergeant demand and receive of Eleazor Callender Port Master the sum of three Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eleven Pence the ballance due by him p his account rendered.

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1784 Corporation of Fredericksburg, Dr.
To Godlove Heiskill

Febru'y. 26th To 12 Hooks for the Fire Company 114 lb 1/ 5 14 6
To 39 feet of chain for the Hooks 1/ 1 19 0
To 6 axes 8/ 2 8 0
To one Prison Lock & Irons to fasten 5 0 0
15 1 6

The preceeding amount was presented by Godlove Heiskill. This Board on Examing the same do approve thereof and Order it to be Recorded.

John Legg Gent. petitioned that an allowance should be made him for his Services to the Council from March 1783. Whereupon this board taking into consideration the Services of the said John Legg in summoning & attendg. the Council, serving their public Orders and other matters in his office are of Opinion that he should be allowed and receive the sum of nine Pounds for such his services.

Henry Armistead Clerk Petitioned that an allowance should be made him for his Services to the Council from March 1783. Whereupon this Board taking into Consideration the Services of the said Henry Armistead in attending this Council, keeping a Record of their proceedings, Copying & notifying their public Orders and other matters of his Office are of opinion that he should be allowed the sum of Twenty Pounds Curr. Money and receive the same for such his Services -

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1782 Dr. the Corporation of Fredericksburg in Acct With John Legg, Sergeant

August 12th To Cash pd Michl. Robinson for repg prison 0 19 6
Do. pd John Hardia for a Stall 2 10 0
Do pd for a Tax Book 9 0
Do pd for 2 Padlocks for Prison 15 0
Do pd Fras. Thornton for 333 Posts 37 9 3
Do. Pd. Ths. Brown for a lock for the Goal 36/ and for 2 Gallons whiskey up Streets 2 6 0
Do paid D Mortimer for a minute book for use of the Council 2 2 0
Do paid H. Armistead for a minute book for use Ct. Hustings 2 2 0
1783 Do. Pd. Jas. Frazer his acc. for up to Prison 6 10 8
March Do pd John Ferneaugh for rounding and trimming Posts for Streets 16 14 0
Do. pd. H. Armistead his Salary as Clerk of the Council 15 0 0
Do. Pd. James Jarvis Constable 14 10
Do pd Richard Kenney for Rent, Law Book, &c 12 2 0
Do pd John Richards Constable 5 10
April 1 Do pd John Legg for Summg. and Attg. the Council 6 0 0
Do pd Henry Armistead for his ee Public Allowance 1200 lbs Tobo 10 16 0
Do pd John Legg for Do 1200 lbs Tobo 10 16 0
Do pd John Rose for his fee as Common Wealths Attorney 20 0 0
Do pd for Basketts pr Colo McWilliams order 1 7 6
July 8 Do pd T. Miller for repairs to the F Engine 20 4 3
Do p Edwd. Simpson for Acct for Basketts 42 0 0
Octob. Do pd Colo. Brock for Surveying Limits of the Corporation 9 0 0

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Amount Brought up -
1784
Febry. 26 To Cash paid Godlove Heiskill in part of his Account for repairs to the Goal 25 7 0
Do pd for 2 load wood for use of the Court & Common Council 1 2 0
Mar. 6 Do pd for Padlock to the Goal 5 0
Do pd John Brownlow for four Record Books 15 0 0
Do. pd James Fraser for repairs to Goal 1 19 0
To Comission on 287.9.14 14 7 5
To Ballance due Corporation 9 4 9
287 9 1
1784
March 8 By Cash received for Taxes and fines for the years 1782 & 1783 287 9 1

The preceeding Account was presented to this Board by John Legg Sergeant On examination thereof they approve of the same and order that it be Recorded.

This Board thinking it highly necessary that the Public buildings of this Corporation should be invested under the Care and Direction of four persons, do appoint William McWilliams, Jas Somerville, George Weedon and Thomas Miller Gent Directors thereof, who are hereby authorized and empowered to direct and Order them as to them shall seem expedient and proper, rendering to this Board a State of their transactions therewith whenever called on, or once in every year without farther Order -

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William McWilliams, James Somerville, George Weedon & Thomas Brumfield, Gent. or any three of them are appointed to examine the Records of the Clerk of the Council the state and their opinion thereof report to the next Council.

The Mayor laying before this board a letter which had been addressed to him by M. Dennis Ryan a Commedian praying leave to Play in this Town. It is the opinion of this Board that he shall have liberty of so doing with his Company of Commedians during pleasure of this Council.

The minutes of the preceeding orders were signed by
Will. McWilliams Mayr.
Attest
Henry Armistead Clk.

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At a Common Council held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg on Monday the 15th day of March One thousand Seven hundred and-Eighty four -

Present
Wm. McWilliams Ths. Brumfield )
Jas. Somerville Saml. Roddey )
Chs. Mortimer Davd. Galloway )
Geo. Weedon Wm. Harvey )
John. Julian Geo. French )
Ths. Miller Edwd. Simpson )

This being the day appointed by Act of Assembly for the Annual election of the Common Council of this Borough, and the same being duly notified, the Council proceeded to the general election - the Ballotts were received and examined and the Votes appeared as follows - Viz. for George Weedon 75 - Chs. Mortimer 71 - William McWilliams 72 - Jas. Somerville 71 -Thomas Miller 70 - John Julian 66 - Thomas Brumfield 49 - George French 49 - Edward Simpson 47 - David Galloway 42 - William Harvey 40 - Richard Kenney 40 & John Welsh 38, and the majority appearing in favor George Weedon, William McWilliams, Charles Mortimer, James Somerville, Thomas Miller, John Julian, Thomas Brumfield, George French, Edward Simpson, David Galloway & Wm. Harvey and Richard Kenney they are accordingly elected -

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A Mayor for the ensuing year was ballotted for on examining the Ballotts a majority appeared in favor of James Somerville Gent. whereupon the late Mayor Wm. McWilliams Gent administered unto him the Oath of Allegiance to the United States & the oath of his office -

A Recorder for the ensuing year was Ballotted for, on examining the Ballotts a majority appeared in favor of George Weedon Gent. whereupon Jas. Somerville Gent. the Mayor administered unto him the Oath of Allegiance to the United States and the Oath of his office -

Four Aldermen for the ensuing year were ballotted for, on examining the Ballotts, a majority appeared in favor Chs. Mortimer, William McWilliams, John Julian & Ths. Miller Gent. whereupon James Somerville Gent. The Mayor administered unto them the Oath of Allegiance to the Unites States & the Oath of their office.

Thomas Brumfield, George French, David Galloway, Edward Simpson, William Harvey & Richd. Kenney being elected Common Councilmen, Jas. Somerville Gent. the Mayor administered unto them the Oath of Allegiance to the United States & the Oath of their office.

A Clerk for the Council being Ballotted for Henry Armistead was unanimously Elected, Jas. Somerville Gent. The Mayor administered unto him the Oath of Allegiance to the United States & the oath of his office -

The minutes of the Preceeding business was signed by
James Somerville Mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk

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At a Council held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg on the 31st May One thousand Seven hundred and-Eighty four -

Present

James Somerville George French )
Geo. Weedon Will. Harvey )
Chs. Mortimer Davd. Galloway ) Gent.
Wm. McWilliams & )
Thos. Miller Richd. Kenny )

James Somerville Gent, Chamberlain returned an Account of his Transactions, which were approved and is Ordered to be recorded -

D. Corporation of Frederbg. in Acct. wth James Somerville C.
1782
Sept. 26 By cash Jud. In Patterson light bread 0 13 9
1783
June 9 By cash 8 pieces of Butter offered for Pounds each not 14 ounces sold at by J.H. 0 4 0
13th By cash 5 pieces Butter found wanting in weight secured & sold by John Hardia 2 6
Sept. 27 By cash received of Jno, Hardia for 7 pieces Butter found short in weight, seized & sold 3 0
18th By cash received Jno. Hardia 2 ps. Do. Seized & sold 1 10
Nov. 5 By cash recd. of Jno. Hardia 16 ps Do. 13 3
8th By cash recd. of Do. 12 pieces Do. 12 0
Balle. due the Corporation 2 10 4

May 31st 1784 EE James Somerville -

Ordered that James Somerville Gent. William McWilliams, George Weedon, & William Harvey Gent, or any three of them attend the Surveyor in ascertaining the boundary of John Brownlow & James Brown's Lotts -

On Motion of John Atkinson he has leave to open a Drain across the Street from his cellar into George Street -

Thos. Miller & Richd. Kenney Gent. are appointed to let the repairs of the goal and building and whiping Post - & Stocks -

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Ordered that the Inhabitants of this Town, return to Richard Kenney & John Legg a List of free male Tythables, all negroes, riding Carriages, Drays, horses, Doggs, Lotts, & those who keep Tipling Houses -

Ordered that the Overseers of the Streets collect the male Tythables together on the ninth day of June & proceed to the repair of the Streets & it is Ordered that they particularly attend to the Levelling thereof and setting of Posts where wanting.

Ordered that the late Sergeant John Legg deliver into the hands of John Richards Sergeant a list of Ballances due the Corporation.

Ordered that the Sergeant request of the Militia Captain a Roll of their Company.

The minutes of the preceeding Orders Were signed by
James Somerville Mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk

At a Common Council held for the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg on the 26th day of June One thousand seven hundred and Eighty four -

Present
James Somerville Tho. Bromfield )
George Weedon George French )
Wm. McWilliams Wm. Harvey & )Gent
Thos. Miller Richd. Kenney )

Ordered that the Overseer of the Lower District Immediately on application or Richd. Kenney order out the Male Tythables in his district to the repair of the Street in such manner as he shall be directed by Richard Kenney

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On motion of Messrs. Steward & Wright Inspectors of Roystons warehouse complaining of the Injury done to the Street on which the warehouses stand by the water running from the Lott of James Julian & his throwing the Dung from the stable into the Street and that the Inspection is injured from the general State of the Street - It is Ordered that the Sergeant wait on the said James Julian and inform him that this Board look on his continuing to cast the Dung into the Street as a Contempt to them and that if any is hereafter cast into the Street they will have the law enforced against him and it is farther ordered & Henry Armistead is hereby empowered to employ such a Number of hands and other assistance as he may think necessary for the repair of the same and he is requested to have it effectually done, the expenditure thereof this Board will have paid.

Ordered that John Richards employ such a Number of hands as will be necessary to open a Drain from Caroline Street down Lewis Street to Water Street and the charges thereof this Board will see paid & discharged.

Thomas Miller and Richard Kenney Gent. are appointed to Let the repairs of the Goal -

This Board are of opinion that the several officers salaries allowed them by the Court of this Borough in Tobacco should be discharged in Cash by the Sergeant at 25/ pCent -

The Council are of opinion that the Present system of the Vendue Masters business is Contrary to the intention of the Vendue Act and injurious

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To the Inhabitants of this Town. It is therefore Ordered that the Vendue Master shall not have more than two Sales of Merchandise in any one week, and that those shall be on Wednesday and Saturday, and that at such sales that he set up nothing but by the Piece or Package or Dozen and such Lott shall be of the original value or Cost of Twenty Shillings Sterling.

Ordered that no Inhabitant of the Town shall build or erect any House on the line of any Street without having previous thereto the boundary of his Lott ascertained to him by the Geographer of the Town and three members or this Board.

Ordered that the Sergeant If he sees any obstruction within the posts of the Streets that he cause the same to be removed or Pull down

The Minutes of the Proceeding Orders were signed by
James Somerville G. Mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk

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At a Common Council held the Tenth day of August One thousand seven hundred and Eighty four

Present
James Somerville Ths. Brumfield )
George Weedon George French )
Charles Mortimer Wm. Harvey ) Gent
Wm. McWilliams and )
Thos. Miller Richd. Kenney )

Richard Kenney & John Legg returned to this Board a list of the Taxable Property in this Corporation agreeable to Order, ordered that the same be recorded.

List of Taxable Property in the Corporation of Fredericksburg

Names or Owners White Titheables Negroes above 16 years Negroes under 16 years Riding Carriages Drays Horses Dogs Improved Lots umimproved lots Tipling Houses Cattle Amount to be Collected
s d
James Maury 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
John Bingey 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 6
Robert Walker 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 6
Chs. Cockran 1 0 1 2 12 0
John Fearneau 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 19 6
T. Whithurst 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 8 0
Dav. Galloway Jr. 1 5 10 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0
Jas. Julian 1 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 17 0
Jas. Jarvis 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0
John Whithurst 1 1 1 0 3 0
John Wells 1 0 1 0 5 6
Zachh. Lucas 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 4 1 13 6
Henry Armistead 2 4 5 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 10 6
Fieldg. Lucas 1 0 0 2 11 0
John Lewis 2 2 6 3 31 0 2 3 19 0
Ths. Brown 1 2 3 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 9 0
Wm. Smock 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 15 0
Rob. B. Chew 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0
Jas. Slaytor 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
N. McCoul 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 5 0
P. Bowdoin 1 1 10 0
Jno. Baylor 1 4 2 8 8
Law. Brooke 1 4 3 1W 3 7 6
38 19 2
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Wm. Smith (P M) 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 3 0 0
P. S. Candon 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 15 6
Archd. McCall 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 0
Godfrey Swing 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 15 0
Ths. Miller 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 10 6
John Richards 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 15 0
Peggy Minor 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
John Brownlow 3 2 0 6whs 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 6
Abm. Maury 1 2 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 4 0
Benjn. Weeks 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 6
John Robinson 1 6 9 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 3 8 0
Wm. Grymes 1 0 0 3 0
Richd. Johnston 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 14 0
Geo. Wheeler 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 14 6
Benjn. Sebastian 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 14 0
James Hackley 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 17 11
Wm. McWilliams 1 5 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 6 4 18 6
Eleaz. Callender 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 2 4 9 6
Davd. Henderson 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 13 0
Lilly & Fisher 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0
Sebastn. Lush 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 6
Geo. Thorntons 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 0 0 0 9 0
Leond. Patterson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 12 6
Geo. Weedon 1 3 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 9 6
John Julian 1 5 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 3 4 19 6
John Borrell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Davd. Simons 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 15 6
Ben. Day 1 1 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 0
Jas. Weir 1 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Jas. Duncanson 4 5 0 6
Mrs. McCauly 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Davd. Blair 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
John Welsh 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 3 0 1 1 5 19 0
Jacob Kuhn 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 17 0
John Legg 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 4 0
Jonah P. Adams 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1/3 0 0 0 3 2 0
Wm. Brown 1 0 3 0
Jas. Hunter Jr. 2 4 10 0
Jas. Howard 1 1 2 11 0
Jas. Heath 1 0 4 0
137 15 2
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Susa. Heath 1 3 5 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 3 5 0 0
God. Heiskill 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 6
Jno. Atkinson 1 1 4 chs 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 5 0
Ralph Nicklin 2 0 0 6 0
Jno. Richardson 1 1 2 14 0
John Billington 2 2 14 0
Will. Massey 2 1 1 0 1 0 10 6
Ben. Hendrick 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 6
Henry Head 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 9 0
Wm. Smith 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 0
John Hardia 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 3 1 19 0
Jos. Christie 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Jas. Dickenson 1 3 2 0 14 0
Marg. Baggott 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 12 6
Jas. Gillies 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6
Edwd. Simpson 1 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 13 6
Stepn Lacoste 0 1 1 4whs 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 11 6
Ths. Brumfield 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 18 9
Jos. Anderson 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 18 6
Wm. Wiatt 1 2 3 chs 0 1 1 0 22/5 0 2 1 19 6
Jas. Browne 2 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 6
Edw. Herndon 1 5 3 0 1 5 2 1 0 0 5 1 11 0
Jac. Whitler 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 6
Chs. Yates 2 1/182
John Hall 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 6
Rob. Wilson 1 2 14 0
Jno. Frazer 1 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 6
Collin Frazer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 6
Richd. Kenney 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 0
Wm. Porter 3 2 4 6whs 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 4 10 0
Jas. Somerville 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 1/12 + 1/5 0 0 3 3 6
John Glassell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
Adm. Hunter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/5 0 0 0 1 0
Jas. Hunter, Sr. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 7 6
Bowdoin & Hunter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
Sunderland & Gibson 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 13 6
Elisha Dickenson 1 5 4 0 0 1 1 1/3 0 0 3 2 2 0
Henry Vowles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 10 0
Saml. Roddey 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 4 8 0
Wm. Lovall 1 1 2 4 0
Saml. Payne 1 1 2 11 0
Larkin Smith 2 1 4 8 0
Ths. Sydnor & Co. 2 0 1 1 2 16 6
230 9 10
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James Taylor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Rob. Thomas 1 1 0 3 0
John Benson 1 3 3 0 0 5 0 2 2 1 1 4 19 6
Wm. Harvey 2 3 3 ch 1 2 1 1 5 0 2 3 4 6
John Williams 1 2 14 0
Wm. Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0 0
Chr. Donnoley 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 11 0
John Green 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Alex. Kenneady 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
Geo. French 1 3 2 6whs 0 2 1 1 1/5 0 6 3 8 10
Ths. Walker 1 2 2 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 4 2 11 6
P. Lispcomb 1 8 4 0 0 7 2 2 4 0 2 4 1 6
Wm. Wright 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 12 0
Richd. Ludlow 1 1 0 3 6
W. Gregory 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rob. Bryden 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 5 0
Chs. Mortimer 1 4 2 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 6 5 4 0
John McKenney 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Chs. Bennett 1 0 0 3 0
John Webb 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
John Anderson 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
Benjn. Austin 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
John Davis 1 0 3 0
Chr. Browne 1 0 3 0
Wm. Bowen 1 0 3 0
Michl. Clarke 1 1 0 3 6
John Wallace 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 5 6
John Duffey 1 0 3 0
Geo. Chapman 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 0
Mary Gibbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 12 0
Wm. Jackson 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Jno. Hazlegrove Sr. 1 1 11 0
Ann Harvey 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jesse Slaven 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6
Wm. Blythe 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 16 0
Jas. Kilpatrick 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jno. Wiglesworth 1 10 0
Jean Ward 2 1 10 0
Geo. Washington 3 2 0 0
Lac. McIntash 1 1 2 8 0
282 19 2
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Wm. Horner 1 1 0 0 6 0
Jno. Proctor 1 0 3 0
Wm. Murray 1 0 3 0
Wm. Thompson 1 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 16 0
Edwd. Carter 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 2 7 15 0
M. Washington 0 5 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 3 2 18 0
Jas. Mercer 2 8 3 0 0 2 0 5 5 0 4 5 13 0
Alex. Dick 1 0 0 ch 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 16 0
Geo. May 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0
Jno. & W. Arrell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
M. Page 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 12 0
M. Garnett 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 3
Col. J. Tayloe Est. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 14 5 0
N. Slaven 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 0
Isab. Mercer 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 9 0
Jno. McKenzey 1 0 3 0
Wm. Jenkins 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 3 0
Wm. Davidson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Jas. Allen 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 19 6
Davd. Dewar 2 2 17 0
Garld. Thomson 2 2 14 0
Thos. McKim 1 2 11 0
Colin Ross 2 2 14 0
Land. Carter 1 0 2 6
Richd. Corbin 1 0 3 0
Lucy Dixon 3 4 16 4 4 0
Rog. Dixon Est. 2 0 16 0
Phil. Evans 1 1 10 6
Rob. Forsyth 2 6 2 16 0
Saml. Fox 1 0 15 0
Wm. Fitzhugh 2 0 5 4
Geo. Hills Est. 1 0 3 0
Wm. Lewis 1 0 15 0
Betty Lewis 1/8 1 10 0
Reba. Lucas 1 0 15 0
Mary Sullivan 2 1 0 14 6
Lewis Willis 19 0 8 0
Wm. Minor 1 1 2 11 0
Sam Selden 1 0 3 0
Total Amount 344 13 9

Richd. Kenney
Jno. Legg

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An Ordinance for raising a Tax for the Support of the Corporation

Be it Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common Council of the Town and Corporation of Fredericksburg and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority of the same - That on or before the first day of October next every person wishing to keep or work a Dray for Hire, or pay, within this Town, shall apply to the Clerk of this Board, who (on receiving from the person so applying the sum of Twenty Shillings) is hereby authorized and empowered to Issue a Licence Numbering each Dray therein with the same Number as he shall cause to be stamped thereon, thereby in the name of this Board licensing them for such sum of Twenty shillings to use and work their Dray for Hire for the Term of Twelve months.

Be it farther Ordained that if any person or persons shall presume to work or use a Dray for Hire contrary to this Ordinance, the person so offending shall forfeit and pay the sum of Twenty four shillings, for each & every offence to be recovered by warrant before a Justice of the peace of said Corporation, one half to the use of the informer and the other half to the use of the Corporation.

Be it farther Ordained that the Inhabitants of this Town pay the Taxes hereafter expressed. On all Improved or unimproved Lotts on the value of which they are assessed one half per Cent - On and for every Titheable person, three shillings Current money. On and for every negroe slave under Sixteen years of age one shillg. On and for every wheel To a riding carriage three shillg. On and for every Horse (Dray Horses excepted) One shillg. and five Pence. On and for all horned Cattle Six Pence.

And be it farther Ordained, that the Inhabitants be subject to & liable for the Payment of the several Taxes, on the property afore described and that the Sergeant be and is hereby authorized & empowered to demand and receive of every person possessing the afore

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mentioned species of property the Tax thereon as expressed in this Ordnance - & Whereas there are sundry Inhabitants of this Town who enjoy the advantages generally with the other Citizens and from their situation pay not an equivalent Tax being possessed of none of the property made Taxable by this Ordinance and are retailers of Merchandise whereby they are enabled from such business to pay equally with others, Be it farther Ordained by the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common Council that every person retailer of Merchandise of the above description being resident in this Town three months at any time in one year shall pay the sum of Forty eight Shillings, on Payment of which they are exempted from any farther Tax of that kind for Twelve months from the date of such Payment.

The above Ordinance being read, maturely considered, Passed with the unanimous Consent of the Council and is ordered to be recorded -

Whereas it is found that great inconvenience arise to the good Citizens of this Town by the Number of Dogs suffered to go at large. It is Ordered that every person resident of this Town shall on or before the first day of October next make return to the Clerk the number that they respectively have and that each and every person possessing more than one Dog shall be liable to pay the sum of Six Shillings for each over the Number of one which he shall possess. Every person neglecting to make return to the Clerk of the number of Dogs he has, shall be subject to and suffer a penalty of Twelve shillings, one half to the informer, the other half to the use of the Corporation.

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Richard Kenney, and Thomas Miller are appointed to let the building of a Ducking Stool -

Ordered that the Sergeant employ two persons to attend on the SabbathDay to keeping and enforcing good order in the Streets, and that they suffer not an offence of any Act of this Corporation.

The minutes of the preceeding Orders were Signed by
James Somerville mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk

At a Common Council held for the Corporation of Fredericksburg the 12th day of November One thousand seven hundred and Eighty four -

Jas. Somerville Ths. Brumfield )
George Weedon George French )
Chs. Mortimer Wm. Harvey ) Gent.
Wm. McWilliams Edwd. Simpson & )
Thos. Miller Richd. Kenney )

It is ordered that the Sergeant again call on the Captains of the Militia in this Town and request them to furnish this Board with a State of their number and names of Militia.

The Minutes of the Preceeding Orders were signed by
James Somerville G. Mayor
Attest
Henry Armistead Clerk



Last Modified 15 May 2003