26 LAWS GP NORTH-CAROLINA.
Toll on ves.
A. D i»2i. V(, Beit further enacted, That the said President and Di-rectors
shall have tull power and authority to levy and co ect
a toll of twenty cents per ton, on each aud every v sel, pa- >>n g
in or out of said inlet, from the owner or owners. C' mmvu.der
or commanders thereof, in such manner or way as the President
and Directors shall prefer.
VII. Be is further enacted. That any master, commander.
Penaltv for owner, or owners of said vessel, which shall have passed in at
no. payiug §3, J Inlet, Of those which shall have cleired out, at the Custom
House, or if coasters, those which appear ready for sailing,
shall not have paid, and, on demand, n^-glect or refuse to pay
to the person authorised to receive the same, the said twerity
cents for each and evej?y ton the said vessel shall measure, agi eC'
ably to the Federal Tonnage of tlie United States, then the taid
captains, commander, owner, or owners, with the said vessel,
her tackeland apparel, shall be liable to forfeit and pay to the
said company, (ir to their agent, forty cents for each and
every ton the said vessel shall measure; which said double tax
^hall be recovc able as other debts of the same amount are in
this State, -and by and with the consent of Congress, shall be re-coverable
before any Federal Court, within the United Srates,
or within the Territories thereof, and the evidence of said debt
shall be an account stated, signed, and proved, before a Notary
Public by the collector of said toli.
o -I p„ 1 VIII. Beit further enacted. That it shall and may be lawful
Direciors au- '•" the President and Directors, or a majority ottnem to a:;^ ee
thonseti to with the ovvners of any lands which they shall deem necessary
purchase land |yp makinp embankments, and lots whereon houses are required
ior the use ot " ,
the Company, to be fuilt. fur the use of the persons and team employed by
said President and Directors for the purchase thereof; and in
case of disiigreement, or in case the owner thereof stiould be a
feme covert, under age, non compos or out of the stale, on ap-plication
t ' any two Justice j<»f the Peac of the county in which
Incaseof dis. ,(jg janJ ghaU be, the said Justices sha' I issiue theu warrant un-fury^'"
value der their hands to the SherifT of the county to summon a Jury
ihc land. of twelve rnen of his county, who shall be free-holders therein,
not related to either party. nt»r in any manner interested, to
meet on the land to be valued on a day to be exDtessed in the
warrant, not more than twenty days thereafter ; and the Sheriff,
on recovering the said warrant, shall forthwith summon the said
Jury, and when met, the Sherift'shall administer an oath or affir-mation
to each one of the said twelve Jurymen, that he will fair-ly,
justly and impartially value the said land necessary for the
use of the «aid company, and all damages the owner or owners
thereof shsli sustain, according to the best of his skill aud judg-ment,
a'M. 'Mat V) such valualicf |,e shall not spare any person
througti iiliection, ?ior any person g'leved through malice, hatred
or ill vvil! ; and 'hr irrquisition therer.n taken shall be signed by
Uie sheriii and the said twelve Jurors, ai-d retur- ed by the she»
riff to the office of the C!e k of the County Court of his county,,
tb be by him recorded ; and ©fs every such valuation, the Jury
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