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2 *# iriih fecmiij.ln manner, a? afqfefaid ; ana the co] lector fo appointed fli ill an.! it hereby empowered, direfted and required tocJ ... :• fa d i i ne to the treafurer ol the (aid town, on or before the fir ft day of /kfav in e.ic'i and ev: ; \ \ (• aftc'i cent, cpoimiflioo.s foe hi> trouble ioi making fuch c lieftion ; and if any luch cblleft rfh.il gleet ' •- n'i for on oath, and pay the leveral taxes wherewith he is char >eabl© according to the d recti* ns t it (iia'l ; ! tni\ be lawful for the fuperior court of Fayettcvitle diftr ft, or the county court of Cttmotrlun .' on : ttrmnhTioners aforelaid, or a majority of them, or on moticn of the treafurer of tbe'to'vn afore .air, to enter up judgment againft fucfi coUeclor and his fecurities, for all monies tf crew ith he (hail or „, •- tfi&Tj cable to fatd town, with (nils of Art, and thereupon to award (xecutioa' againvt the goods and cha r t:i;. I*n<h «nd 'c iements, or againft the bojy of the (aid collector, and his fecuntics ; /Vs-vided -ai* ey<, that'the laid coiltclnt Pull bavereh d<.v- notice r retious to fuch tnotion being made. II. Ana le &further m itrcd v the author ity aforejuid, that the commirTionera of the lad town fhall annually lay and levy a tax, not exceeding K ur fbiiiings on every hundred pounds value of taxable property within laid town, and a proportionable poll tax on all perfons who do riot: poliefs in fa:d town the value of one hundred pounds taxable property ; and ail perfons having rcfided iix months •'- tthin the limits of laid town, (ball beconlidered as fubjeci t* fuch taxes. And wiiereas feveral of the inhabitants of faid town have erected wooden chimnies, whereby fire may be commu-nicated, to the great advantage of \e build r.gs and otl er property of the citizens thereof ; III. Be it (nailed, by the auihtrity afore/aid, that the commiliioiiers for faid town fhall be and they are hereby em-powered and required, to direct ah lucij perion cr perfons to remuie fuch nnifaiices, under the penalty often pound* tor each and every ft eh offeree, negleft or refu.I'al, to be recovered by warrant under the hand and leal of 1 dd cont-mifficmers or the magiftrate of police o' fa id tow.i, d:>-eeied to any per len by them appointed, which money (hall be paid into hands of the teealurer of faid to va ; and fuel) perion lo offending fhaii be further liable to pay ;.ll damage which fhall or may arile therefrom. Provided that ..o perion iba'il be (object to this penalty until the conamiffioners fhall have made publication of this regulation for the ipace ofitx months at the door of the court-houie of the county of Cumbi rl ind. IV. An ! be it further emitted, by ihe uuthnnty afi-efaid, that the commitfioners of the faid town fhall annually in the mnn'uh of DeccmL. r, pubiiih an accurate iift-of thg.m»nies I?y!ed and collected, and alio of all meniis they may have received, either by lines, donatio or otherv$ifc, tor the ule of the faid town ; together with an accou.it cf each him expended, to wtiom p.>'^l ludfor wha.t purpofe ; togither with an account current, in which fhall be ftated the balance remaining in iliei hands if any j and the commi.llroners fail 'rig to comply with the fame, fhall forfeit and pay the Inn ol fi ty pounds tor each and every offence, to be recovered by any p.crfon (who fhall fue for the fam« within twelve months alter the commitment of (uch •trence) before any court of record baring cognizance thereof, one half to the ufc otihe preftciiti r, the other half to be paid to the trealurer of the town aforelaid for the ule of the faid town , which fum rr f'.ims fhali be levied on the proper goods and chattels, lands and ferements of the faid cammiflroners or eiLi.fr of them. V. Ai.d be it-further emitted, by the authority oforefaid, that fo much of the before recited aft as comes within the* purview arid .neaningof this aft, is hereby rcpealedand made void. Chap. XLI. An at! to enable John M'Gee to inherit anl newer the effete of his reputed brother, JelTe Steed, de-ctafed. \j\ 'HERE AS his represented to this General AiTimbly, that Jeffe *teed, late of Guilford county, deceifed, in. VV his lifetime and at the time of his death was entitled to a confi.terahle real eftate. befides fome peifonal pro-perty, ar,d that the fud Jeffe Steed departed this life in or about the month of May, one thou and feven hundred and eighty (even, inteftate, without leaving any wife or itTue, and that adminiftration of the goods and chattels, rights a:,d credits of die faid Jeffe Steed, was a'terwaids granted by the county court of Guilford to one James Boba* r.on, who c aimed the fanu ae the greater! creditor of the laid deceased : and whereas it having been made appear to this General Aflembly that the fa;d Jeffe Steed wt an illegitimate fon bom of the body of one Elizabeth Steel, ?nd has left no kindred who can legally focceed to his eftate, but has left his reputed brother John M'Gee,oi Brunf. wick county, in Virginia (aifo a fon of the faid Elizabeth) but born in wedlock during her corerture with Michael M'Gee, whom it is reafonab'e to fuppofe the faid Jeffi Steed might hare preferred in cafe he had made a will : ani whereas it has hkewife been made appear, that the faid Elizabeth bore two other children, to wit, Mifes and Michael M'€ee, and no more, and afterwards died ; that the faid M"fes died without iflue, and the faid Michael removed hirnielf towards S ,uth- Carolina about thirteen years ago, and it is not known by his relations whe.her he is living, or whether he had iu"u; or not : I. Be it therefore er.atted, that the faid John M'G:e be henceforth confldered as next of kin to the faid Jeffe Steed, dec afed ; and that he the faid John M'Gee, be and he is hereby empowered and enabled, in his own name to afic, demand, lue for, recover and receive all -the eftate both ical and perfonal whaifoever of the faid Je/se Steed, to •which the faid Jeffe Steed, at the time of his death, was or might be entitled either in law or equity ; and ihat all iuzh tea! and perfonal eftate be, and it is hereby fully and absolutely velted in the faid John M'Gee, his heirs and a(- .:^ns foreve.- ; except fuLli part of the pcrfoial eftate as has been or may be legally adminiftered and appropriated to the payment of demands agajnft the faid eiiate ; Trovided, that he cr.tei into bona with fecurity in the county
iriih fecmiij.ln manner, a? afqfefaid ; ana the co] lector fo appointed fli ill an.! it hereby empowered, direfted and
required tocJ ... :• fa d i i ne to the treafurer ol the (aid town, on or before the fir ft day of /kfav
in e.ic'i and ev: ; \ \ (• aftc'i cent, cpoimiflioo.s foe hi> trouble ioi making fuch c lieftion ; and if
any luch cblleft rfh.il gleet '
•- n'i for on oath, and pay the leveral taxes wherewith he is char >eabl©
according to the d recti* ns t it (iia'l ; ! tni\ be lawful for the fuperior court of Fayettcvitle diftr ft, or the
county court of Cttmotrlun .' on : ttrmnhTioners aforelaid, or a majority of them, or on moticn of the
treafurer of tbe'to'vn afore .air, to enter up judgment againft fucfi coUeclor and his fecurities, for all
monies tf crew ith he (hail or „, •- tfi&Tj cable to fatd town, with (nils of Art, and thereupon to award (xecutioa'
againvt the goods and cha r t:i;. I*n