Volume 3

Volume 3









LITTELLS LAWS OF KENTUCKY Vol.  3


page 193   An act for the relief of CLARINDA ALLINGTON     approved Dec.
15, 1804 She had been taken captive by the Indians, and compelled by a
Cherokee chief to become his wife, and had three children.  She had
lately escaped and come with her children into Kentucky, entirely
unprovided with any means of support.  This act gave her an annuity for
three years; sixty dollars for the first, fifty dollars for the second,
and forty dollars for the third year, and appointed commissioners to
receive and apply it.


page 242   An act for the relief of JOHN H. CRAIG, and JOHN ALLEN,
Administrators for ELIZABETH SNELLING, deceased.     approved  Dec. 19,
1804 Elizabeth Snelling had been sole executrix to her husbands estate
in Virginia, and being so, she removed to Woodford county, and died. 
The county court of Woodford, appointed Craig and Allen administrators
of the estate in her possession.  This act says it was doubtful whether
the county court had power so to do, and legalises the proceeding.


page 272   An act for the relief of DANIEL ASHBY, late Sheriff of
Henderson County.   approved Dec. 20, 1805 The lands of sundry non
residents had, in 1801, been listed, both with him and the auditor. 
This act directed the auditor to credit him accordingly.


page 96  An act for the relief of JOHN BLAND    approved  Dec. 13, 1802
He was deaf, and dumb, and poor, and unfortunate, and unable to maintain
his wife and children.  In consideration of which, this act gave him 160
acres of land in Cumberland county, on which he had settled himself;
with a provision that he should not aliene it, but that it should
descend to his heirs.


page 100   An act for the relief of WALTER BRASHEAR   approved Dec. 23,
1802 Walter Brashear was, by assignment, the proprietor of a right to
survey for 400 acres, under the Virginia Act for the relief of poor
persons; but owing to an unfounded opinion that the land was covered by
another claim, no survey has been made.  This act permitted one still to
be made. SAMUEL GILL and JOHN STROTHER had a location for 102,912 acres
of land lying in Jefferson which they had lately discovered to have
never been surveyed.  This act permitted a survey yet to be made.


page 100   An act for the relief of HENRY BROCK     approved Dec. 20,
1802 He was the proprietor of a certificate for about 30 pounds, granted
to JOHN HOLDER, for services in the Wasbash expedition, and has lost it.
 This act authorised the renewal of it.


page 163   An act concerning SAMUEL NEWELL and WILLIAM BUSH.    
approved Dec. 24, 1803 This act authorised each of them to locate 1000
acres of waste, barren, and mountainous land, to include some iron ore,
which it is said they discovered.  They were to pay for it 20 dollars
per hundred acres, to locate and survey it under the regulations of the
Virginia land law of 1779.


page 413   An act for the benefit of WILLIAM BUSH     approved Dec.
27,1806 He had discovered several banks of iron ore on unappropriated
and barren land.  This act authorised him to locate 200 acres (so as to
include it) within six months, to be surveyed and returned to the
registers office, agreeable to the land law of Virginia.  The price, 20
dollars per 100 acres.  And he had the privilege of locating it in the
tract lately acquired from the Indians by treaty.


page 163   An act for the relief of ROBERT BUCKNER     approved Nov. 30,
1803 Buckner was one of the securities of WILLIAM MORROW, sheriff of
Bourbon.  Morrow had become insolvent, and none of his securities,
except Buckner, had any visible property.  A judgment to a large amount
had been obtained against him, and execution issued thereon.  This act
permitted a suspension of the execution until the first of the next
November, on his giving bond with security.


page 163   An act providing for the conditional Divorce of NANCY
BARTHOLEMY. approved Dec. 17, 1803 This act permitted her to sue in the
Campbell circuit court, for a divorce from her husband, FRANCIS
BARTHOLEMY, and to obtain it on a jury's finding that he had abandoned
her, and was living in adultery with PEGGY SNELLIN, and did not intend
to return.


page 165   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of ABRAHAM BONTA,
deceased. approved Dec. 23, 1803 He had died intestate, leaving nine
children, his heirs at law, three slaves and 400 acres of land, which
could neither be rented or divided to any advantage.  This act appointed
commissioners to sell the whole estate and distribute the price.


page 166   An act to amend an act entitled "an act for the benefit of
the heirs of ABRAHAM BONTA, deceased".      approved Nov. 24, 1804 This
act referred to, had directed a credit of 18 months to be given.  This
act directed the land to be sold for payment in three annual
installments; the whole to be clear of interest for on year from the day
of sale.


page 170   An act for the relief of MARY BUNDY.     approved Dec. 1,
1804 This act authorised her to sue in Montgomery circuit court, for a
divorce from her husband, GEORGE BUNDY, and to obtain it on a jury's
finding that he had been guilty of beastiality and larceny.


page 171   An act for the conditional Divorce of RACHEL BRANHAM.  
approved Dec. 6, 1804 This act authorised her to sue in Garrard county,
for a divorce from her husband, JOHN BRANHAM, and to obtain it on a
jury's finding that he had deserted her, had married to, or was living
in open adultery with another woman, had a long time abandoned the
plaintiff, and was of loose and incontinent habits.


page 217   An act appointing  Commissioners to settle the land claim of
the Heirs of JACOB BREHMER, deceased.     approved Dec. 19, 1804
Whereas, it is represented to the present general assembly, that Jacob
Brehmer, late of Nelson county, departed this life intestate, leaving
claims to several tracts of land in different parts of this state, which
the immediate relatives of the heirs of the said Jacob, have prayed, may
be sold for the maintenance and education of his children. This act is
far too long to copy, but mentions HENRY FLOYD sen., HENRY FLOYD jun.,
JOHN FLOYD, NATHANIEL FLOYD, and AUSTIN HUBBARD, to be appointed
commissioners to investigate the claims.


page 470   An act to amend an act appointing Commissioners to settle
land claims of the heirs of JACOB BREHMER.    approved Feb. 17, 1808
This act is also several pages long but appoints new commissioners,
AUSTIN HUBBARD, HENRY FLOYD jun., and CLEMENT HAMILTON to settle the
land claims of Jacob's heirs.


page 259   An act for the benefit of JAMES BAILEY       approved Dec.
19, 1805 This act allowed him 45 dollars for 45 days services as marker
for the commissioners appointed to view a road from Danville to Tellico.


page 345  An act for the relief of JOHN BILBO.    approved Dec. 9, 1806
He was deputy sheriff of Henderson, and through extreme sickness, had
failed to return his delinquent list in time.  This act allowed him
credit therefor, his failure notwithstanding.


page 465   An act for the relief of the Heirs of JAMES BRISTOE,
deceased.     approved Feb. 16, 1808 On account of adversity and
poverty, they were allowed time until they arrived at age, which appears
to have been the space of 18 years, to pay the state price for 100 acres
of land, and no interest in the meantime to accrue.




page 516   An act for the relief of ELEANOR, BEELOR, PEGGY JETT, and
SARAH ROBINSON.   approved Feb. 23, 1808 NATHANIEL BEELOR, having by
dissapation, wasted his own estate and that of his wife, fled the
commonwealth, with an avowed intention of never living with his wife
more, or of returning to the United States, and had been gone three
years.  JAMES JETT treated his wife cruelly and then abandoned her for
the space of six years, and for five years or more, had expressed an
intention not to return to her.   JACOB ROBINSON, had abandoned his wife
for five years, and during that time had not contributed anything
towards her comfortable subsistence, and was living in adultery with
another woman. Wherefore this act authorised each of their wives to sue
for a divorce, the first in Jefferson, the second in Franklin, and the
third in Livingston county, and each to obtain it on  establishing the
above facts respectively, by the verdict of a jury; with a proviso as to
Mrs. Robinson, that it should appear to a jury that she had not
conducted herself towards her husband as to give cause for his
abandoning her.


page 516   An act for the benefit of WILLIAM BUTLER, JAMES DUNN, and
JOHN HEROD. approved  Feb. 23, 1808 This act authorised the auditor to
issue some small warrants in their favor for military services rendered
in 1787 and 1793.


page 97   An act to amend the act concerning PHILIPS and SAMUEL
CALDWELL. approved  Dec. 1, 1802 This act alleged that doubts had arisen
under an act concerning Philips and Samuel Caldwell, whether they could
obtain a patent for the land therein mentioned, until the expiration of
seven years.  It therefore provides that they may obtain a patent
whenever they will return a plat and certificates of survey, and pay
unto the treasury 1000 dollars.


page 97   An act for the relief of JOHN CAMPBELL.     approved Dec. 20,
1802 This act allows him 7 dollars and 50 cents, for services on the
Wasbash expedition.


page 99   An act respecting the Costs arising in the prosecution against
ELIJAH CRAIG. approved Dec. 22, 1802 As a justice of Gallatin county, he
had been prosecuted by MARTIN HAWKINS, before the legislature, and the
governor addressed for his removal.  This act provided that the
commonwealth should pay Hawkins costs, and that Craig should pay his
own, that his witnesses might recover it on warrant, motion in court,
according to the amount; and that the certificate of the clerk of the
committee, or of the assembly, should be evidence of attendence.




page 158   An act permitting the withdrawing of Plats and Certificates
from the Registers Office in certain cases, and returning others in lieu
thereof.      approved Dec. 27, 1803 PETER CANINE and PETER PURTLE were
claimants to 200 acres of lands, each, under the Green river land law. 
Their claims, when surveyed, interfered.  They agreed between themselves
to withdraw thier plats and certificates, and re-survey---which this act
permitted them to do.


page 160   An act concerning the marriage of HENRY CHAPEZE.    approved
Dec. 1, 1803 This act authorised him to sue in the Nelson circuit court,
for a divorce from his wife, SARAH CHAPEZE, and to obtain it on a jury's
finding that she had deserted him, intermarried with another man, and
was, and for a long time, had been of loose and incontinent habits.


page 162   An act for the benefit of JOHN DAVIS and MELCHI COUCHMAN    
approved Dec. 23, 1803 They had some small claims accruing on the Wabash
expedition, the certificates of which had been consumed by fire.  This
act directs warrants to issue for them.


page 188   An act for the relief of WILLIAM CISSILL.     approved Dec.
15, 1804 He had been a soldier in the Wabash expedition of 1786.  This
act allowed him compensation, he never having received any before.


page 94   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of SOLOMON DAVIS,
deceased.     approved Dec. 13, 1802 This act authorised them to receive
the price of a slave sentenced to death before the passage of the act of
1801, but executed afterwards.


page 464   An act for the relief of NANCY DICKINSON.    approved Feb.
16, 1808 This act permitted her to sue in Shelby court for a divorce
from her husband, THOMAS DICKINSON, and to obtain it on a jury's finding
that he had abandoned her, and that in the time of abandoment, there was
a prosecution for felong depending against him.


page 516   An act for the benefit of JACOB DOOLEY and others.   
approved Feb. 23, 1808 He had served as a lieutenant with a serjeant and
15 privates, on the frontiers of Clarke, in 1795.  This act gave them a
compensation.



page 96   An act authorising Commissioners to sell part of the land of
which JOHN ELLIOTT died seized and possessed.    approved Dec. 3, 1802
This act appointed commissioners to sell 200 acres of land, upon the
widow's relinquishing her right of dower therein, to purchase two
negroes, whose services were to be applied to the support of education
of the infant children.


page 515   An act to amend an act authorising Commissioners to sell part
of the land of which JOHN ELLIOTT, died seized and possessed.    
approved Feb. 23, 1808 The commissioners under that act had sold 100
acres of land, and therewith purchased a negro woman, but several suits
having been commenced against the heirs, this act directs the other
hundred acres to be sold for money to defray the expenses of those
suits, instead of the purchase of a negro woman, as that act directed.


page 203   An act for the relief of the heirs of ROBERT ELLIOTT,
deceased.   approved Dec. 18, 1804 Their ancestor had died intestate,
leaving 150 acres of land in Woodford, which could not be conveniently
divided among them.  This act directed a sale and appointed
commissioners to make it.


page 446   An act concerning the marriage of HENRIETTA EWING.  approved
Feb. 3, 1808 This act authorised her to sue CHARLES EWING, for a
divorce, in the Nelson court, and to obtain it on a jury's finding that
he had seperated from her and intermarried with MARY FLINT, and
continued to live in adultery with said Mary.


page 464   An act making provision in part for the Guard over JOEL
ELKINS.    approved Feb. 16, 1808 He was prosecuted for, and convicted
of murder, in Clay county.  There was no jail and it was necessary to
keep a guard over him, from his apprehension until his execution.  This
act allowed 450 dollars, in part pay of the expenses.


page 99   An act to to appoint Commissioners to convey a certain tract
of land to the Heirs and legatees of MATTHEW FLOURNOY, deceased.        
approved Dec. 16, 1802 This act appointed commissioners to convey a
tract of land from the heirs of WILLIAM CHRISTIAN to the heirs of
Matthew Flournoy.  The act says that no deed can be made without
interposition of the legislature, because one of Christian's heirs was
an infant.




page 301   An act to amend an act entitled "an act to appoint
commissioners to convey a certain tract of land to the heirs of MATTHEW
FLOURNOY, deceased".   approved Dec. 24, 1805 Two additional
commissioners were added by this act, who with the others, or any three
of them, were authorised to convey it, by deed, to the several persons
entitled, by any legalobligation, or the will of the decedant, to
receive it.


page 161   An act for the relief of JOHN GARDNER.     approved Dec. 6,
1803 He had been summoned by the Commonwealth as a witness against
ELIJAH CRAIG, on the prosecution before the legislature, but the clerk
of the committee had neglected to enter his attendance when he claimed
it.  This act allowed him 5 dollars and 50 cents.


page 191   An act for the relief of JOHN GRAY.    approved Dec. 15, 1804
He was entitled to 350 acres of seminary land, which, by mistake, had
been surveyed partly on a military claim.  This act authorised the
locating of that part on any other unappropriated land.


page 305   An act authorising the executors of the REVERAND JOHN GANO,
deceased, to sell a certain part of a tract of land.     approved Dec.
24, 1805 He had by his will, directed 100 acres of land to be sold from
the west end of his tract, but by a mistake in drawing his will, it was
expressed from the east end; which was likely to destroy the provision
made for his widow.  The legatees joining with the executors in a
petition to have the mistake rectified, it was done by this act.


page 439   An act concerning the marriage of JOHANNAH GUNSAULIS.  
approved Jan. 25, 1808 This act authorised her to sue in Mason county,
her husband, HENRY GUNSAULIS, for a divorce;  and to obtain it on a
jury's finding that he had deserted her for several years and was either
married, or living in open adultery with another woman.


page 491   An act for the relief of WILLIAM GARRARD and others    
approved Feb. 20, 1808 They had been called out and served in a
detachment of the militia, William Garrard as quarter master, JAMES G.
SPIRES as adjutant, BLAND W. BALLARD as quarter master serjeant, and
GEORGE WILCOX as brigade inspector, and the secretary at War had refused
to allow their claims; owing as the act says, to there being no such
officers in the regular army.  Wherefore, this act allowed them a
compensation.


page 162   An act for the relief of JOHN HARBERT.    approved Dec. 9,
1803 He was blind, and poor, and old; wherefore by this act, he was
released from payment for 200 acres of land, on which he had settled
himself.




page 162   An act for the relief of JOHN HARDIN.    approved Dec. 27,
1803 He had brought forward a number of charger against ELIJAH CRAIG, a
justice of Gallatin, on which an impeachment was founded in 1801, and
the charges supported, but for want of time was not determined; in
consequence of which, the costs amounting to 41 dollars and 36 cents,
fell on Hardin.  This act directed him to be reimbursed by the treasury.


page 174  An act for the relief of M. W. HALL, collector of Barren
County for the year 1802. approved Dec. 10, 1804 From some mistake in
the commissioners books, he was charged with 64 dollars more than his
own copy authorised him to collect.  This act authorised the cirucit
court of his county to enquire into it, on a motion made by the
collector, and notice given to the attorney for the commonwealth.


page 175   An act for the relief of ROBERT HUNTER, collector of Scott
County for the year 1802. approved Dec. 10, 1804 From accident and
misfortune he had failed to return a delinquent list in time.  This act
allowed him a credit for it.


page 290   An act for the relief of POLLY HAUSKINS    approved Dec. 23,
1805 She was allowed a divorce from her husband, JESSE HAUSKINS, on a
jury's finding that he had abandoned her, and had lived in reputed
adultery with POLLY SMITH, and that he had treated her
cruelly---provided she had been guilty of no manner of misconduct
against her said husband.


page 344   An act making provision for WILLIAM HADDEN and JAMES NEVILLE.
approved Dec. 9, 1806 Whereas, it is represented to the general
assembly, that William Hadden served as a soldier under the command of
Gen. 	BENJAMIN LOGAN, against the Shawanee Indians, in the year 1786,
and that he, the said Hadden, never received any compensation for the
same. This act is too long to copy in full, but the general assembly
issued a warrant to pay Hadden 4 dollars and 21 cents.  The auditor also
issued a warrant to JAMES NEVILLE for the sum of  4 dollars and 21
cents.


page 364   An act for the relief of SIMON M. HUBBARD, deputy sheriff of
Warren County. approved Dec. 22, 1806 This act made him compensation for
arresting and re-conducting to prison, a felon who had escaped.




page 413   An act for the relief of JOHN HARDWICK, sheriff of Montgomery
County. approved Dec. 27, 1806 He had been charged with four tavern
licences, when no such taverns existed, and had paid for them.  This act
authorised him to draw the money out of the treasury.


page 163  An act for the relief of JAMES KENNEDY.     approved Nov. 30,
1803 He was administrator and residuary legatee of WILLIAM KENNEDY,
BENJAMIN BEALL, having become the proprietor of the whole estate, real
and personal, Kennedys further interference was rather embarrassing than
beneficial.  wherefore this act released him from the administratorship.


page 164   An Act for selling a tract of land and mill, of which JOHN
KENNEDY died seized and possessed.   approved Dec. 3, 1803 The property
mentioned had been distributed by the decedent.  The heirs, who were of
age, and the guardians of the minors, wished a sale to be made.  This
act appointed commisssioners to sell it, on advertising the sale two
months in the Bardstown paper; but it required the county court of
Nelson to appoint three persons to value it on oath, and declared the
sale to be void, if if did not sell for as much as such valuation.


page 465  An act for the benefit of DANIEL KESLER   approved Feb. 16,
1808 This act authorised him to locate 200 actes of land on the waters
of Russells Creek, for the purpose of Water Works, paying the state
price within one year, and erecting a grist mill within six. (years).


page 509   An act for the relief of JOHN KAY    approved Feb 23, 1808
JONATHON ROSSELL had obtained a certificate from the Green River
commissioners for 200 acres of land, and caused it to be surveyed.  He
then withdrew the certificate and entered it on other land.  After this
he sold the survey so made, and assigned it to EPHRAIM PORTER, and 
Ephraim Porter, ignorant of the fraud, assigned it to JOHN KAY, who paid
80 dollars into the treasury on it.  this act permitted him to receive
the money out of the treasury again.


page 171   An act for the relief of JOHN LEWIS     approved Dec. 6, 1804
In consideration of his being totally blind, this act released him from
the payment of 35 dollars, it being the balance of the state price for
200 acres of land.


page 179   An act providing for the conditional divorce of DAVID
LANDRETH.   approved Dec. 11, 1804 This act authorised him to sue in
Logan circuit court, for a divorce from his wife, DELILAH, and to obtain
it on a jury's finding that she had deserted his bed and board, for some
years past, and had been found in the act of adultery.



page 491   An act for the benefit of WILLIAM LITTELL and THOMAS LONG.
approved Feb. 20, 1808 Littell had been judge advocate, and Long provost
martial, at the trial of the adjutant general.  This act allowed them
compensation for their services.


page 515   An act for the relief of JAMES LITTELL     approved Feb. 23,
1808 He stood indicted for murder in Pendleton County, and on account of
unusual prejudices, party spirit, and animosities existing there, this
act permitted a change of venue to Clarke. (county)


page 94   An act for the relief of JOSEPH M' CLINTOCK     approved Dec.
13, 1802 He had been appointed one of the executors of DANIEL M'
CLINTOCK, and guardian to his children, and had given security; but had
since become blind.  In consideration of which, this act exonerated from
the future duties and responsibility of the trusts.


page 95   An act for the benefit of JOHN METCALF     approved Dec. 1,
1802 He had been security for the sheriff of Bourbon, who had become
insolvent, and Metcalf, as the act says, had been compelled to pay the
whole of the arrearages.  MORROW, in his settlement with the auditor had
offered a warrant, which the auditor refused to admit, under an
impression that it had been altered from 60 dollars to 80 pounds.  This
act entitled Metcalf to the benefit of said warrant, as one of 60
dollars.


page 98   An act authorising the appointment of commissioners to settle
the claims of the creditors of JACOB MYERS, deceased.      approved Dec.
20, 1802 His executors, having refused to undertake the executorship,
this act authorised the county courts in which his creditors resided, to
appoint three commissioners to state and certify to the clerk of quarter
session court ,the accounts which might be brought before them.  It
required ten days notice to be given to such of the heirs as resided in
the state.


page 161   An act authorising MARY M' MANUS to sell certain Lots in the
Town of Washington, for the purpose therein mentioned.    approved  Dec.
26, 1803 These purposes were for supporting and educating her children.


page 162   An act for the relief of THOMAS MOORE     approved Dec. 26,
1803 He was the keeper of the turnpike road, and in the year 1803, had
been robbed of 26 L. 19 s.  3 d.  which he had received as keeper
aforesaid.  This act entitled him to a credit therefor, in his
settlement with the commissioners.


page 172   An act for the relief of ISRAEL M' GRADY, Sheriff of Logan
County approved Dec. 27, 1803 This act allowed him six months longer to
complete his collections, in consideration of late sickness.



page 172  An act giving ALVIN MONTJOY the further time of one year to
erect a Slope upon South Licking.     approved Dec. 6, 1804 He had
purchased JAMES LANIER's Mill-seat, and had erected a dam, which has
been carried away by high water.  He erected another; and this act gave
him time until one year from the first of March 1805, to erect a slope.


page 174   An act for the relief of POLLY M' NEFF    approved Dec. 6,
1804 This act authorised her to sue in Washington county, for a divorce
from her husband, JOHN T. M' NEFF, an to obtain it on a jury's finding
that he had a wife at the time he married her, and that he had deserted
her for the space of two years, or failed to contribute anything to the
support of herself and her children, or that he had since married to, or
was living in adultery with another woman.


page 256   An act making provision for GEORGE MURRELL and men who served
under him. approved Dec. 19, 1805 Whereas, it is presented to the
general assembly, that GEORGE MURRELL served in March, May, and August,
in the year 1787, making ninety days, as a lieutenant in guarding the
frontiers of Lincoln County. This act is very long, mentions no other
names and makes arrangements for payment to the men for five shillings
and six pence half penny per day,  Mr. Murrell was paid one pound,
thirteen shillings per months.


page 345  An act for the relief of JAMES MARTIN.     approved Dec. 9,
1806 He had been deputy sheriff of Shelby, and this act allowed him
credit for a delinquent list, which the clerk, for some unknown cause,
had failed to certify.


page 346  An act for the relief of JAMES MADISON       approved Dec. 9,
1806 The platts and certificates of survey for 10,000 acres of land
lying on Sandy, having been lost or destroyed, in consequence of which
no patent had issued, but the Bishop had uniformly paid the taxes and
but lately discovered the accident.  Wherefore this act authorised a
re-survey, registering,and patent for said land.


page 363   An act making provision for the honorable GEORGE MUTER, late
Chief Justice of the Commonwealth.     approved Dec. 22, 1806 Whereas,
the honorable George Muter, chief justice of this state, has resigned
his office, owing to age and infirmity, and withdraws from public life
without having accumulated a competency adequate to a decent support,
and having spent the prime of his life in the service of his country, in
both a military and civil capacity------ This act is very long.  It says
that George Muter shall receive from the public treasury, during his
life, the sum of three hundred dollars, payable quarterly.


page 364  An act making compensation to TUNSTALL QUARLES, JONATHON
SMITH, and ROBERT MODERILL, for certain services.      approved Dec. 22,
1806 The services were, letting out the opening part of the road leading
from Danville to Tellico.


page 466  An act for the conditional divorce of JAMES and HANNAH M'
COLLISTER approved Feb. 16, 1808 This act authorised James to sue Hannah
for a divorce, in Madison court and to obtain it on a jury's finding
that she had deserted him for seven years, had refused to return to him
and had had several children under circumstances convincing to the jury
that they were basely begotten.


page 491  An act authorsing the sale of the hands of WILLIAM MERRIMER,
deceased, for the payment of his debts.    approved Feb. 20, 1808 He had
directed land to be sold by his executors for this purpose; but his will
having been lost, this act appointed commissioners to sell it on six
months credit.


page 509  An act for the conditional divorce of JOHN and PARTHENIA
MEIGS. approved Feb 23, 1808 This act authorised Parthenia Meigs to sue
in Clarke County, for a divorce from her husband JOHN MEIGS, and to
obtain it on a jury's finding that he had deserted her for four years,
and had never returned, and that before he departed, he did beat, wound,
bruise, and ill treat her, without any good cause.


page 190   An act for the relief of the widow and heirs of THOMAS NEELE,
deceased. approved Dec. 15, 1804 This act will give them credit until
the children should arrive at age, for the state price of 200 acres of
land, in Logan county, in consideration of extreme poverty.


page 376  An act for the benefit of WILLIAM OUSLEY (OWSLEY).    approved
Dec. 26, 1806 As commissioner of the wilderness road, he had expended,
in repairing it, 87 dollars 30 cents more than he had received from the
keeper of the turnpike.  This act directed the said keeper to pay it.


page 96   An act for relief of ZACHARIAH PRICE     approved Dec. 13,
1802 This act authorised him to return one Green river land warrant, and
take out another for the same quantity.  The motives which induced, or
the end to be effected by this proceeding, are not mentioned.


page 97   An act for the benefit of the heirs and devisees of ROBERT
PATTERSON, deceased. approved Dec. 16, 1802 Robert Patterson was
entitled to an entry for 3000 acres of land on Green river, and sometime
before the expiration of the law for making such surveys, he was
murdered in Virginia.  This act allowed his heirs and legatees to survey
it within twelve months from the passage of this act.


page 160   An act concerning the marriage of ABRAHAM PRICE.   approved
Dec. 22, 1803 This act authorised him to sue in the Pulaski or Wayne
circuit court, his wife, SALLY ANN PRICE, for a divorce, and to obtain
it on a jury's finding that she had, without cause, deserted him for the
space of eight years, and had disposed of his property previous to the
desertion.


page 168   An act for the relief of the heirs of JACOB PENNINGTON,
deceased. approved Nov. 24, 1804 The ancestor had to pay into the
treasury 20 dollars for the purchase of Green river lands, which, by
mistake, had been appropriated to a wrong certificate.  this act, in
behalf of his heirs, rectified the mistake.


page 191   An act for the relief of DECON PAYNE.      approved Dec. 15,
1804 He had been thrown into the furnace at ROBERTSON'S salt-works, and
so injured, thereby as to be unable to do any kind of labor.  In
consideration of which, this act remitted the state price on 200  acres
of land, which has been assigned to him by JOHN DAVIS.


page 490   An act concerning the marriage of POLLY PRINGLE.     approved
Feb. 20, 1808 This act authorised her to sue in Henry county for a
divorce from her husband, ALEXANDER PRINGLE, and to obtain it on a
jury's finding that he had abandoned her for three years, left her very
much involved in debt, and not sufficient estate to pay it; and that in
all probability, he had left the United States.


page 515   An act for the relief of MARY PENDEGRAST.      approved Feb.
23, 1808 GARRIT PENDERGRAST, having deserted his wife for six or seven
years, contributed nothing to the support of herself or child, and lived
in adultery with another woman; this act authorised her to sue him for
divorce, in Jefferson county, and to obtain it on establishing the above
facts by the verdict of a jury.


page 161   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of ASA RUBY, deceased.  
approved Dec. 23, 1803 This act gave them a credit until they arrived at
full age, for the state price of 200 acres of land and remitted the
interest.


page 179   An act to amend an act entitled "an act for the benefit of
the heirs of ASA RUBY, deceased".             approved Dec. 11, 1804 The
former act went on the idea that there was only 200 acres of land, when
in fact, there was 400. This act extended the provisions of the former
to the whole claim.


page 164  An act for the relief of MARY RICE and her family.      
approved Dec. 6, 1803 This act appointed commissioners and authorised
them to sell and convey 100 acres, part of a 200 acre tract, in Garrard
county, for the payment of the debts of her late husband, and for the
support of her children.


page 170   An act for the relief of EDWARD RUSSELL.     approved Dec. 1,
1804 He had lost a certificate for 5 L  10 S.  this act directed the
auditor to issue a warrant for it.


page 193   An act for the benefit of WILLIAM RODGERS.      approved Dec.
15, 1804 He had been compelled to pay costs to the amount of 3 L   8 S  
10 D  in prosecuting a demand in the behalf of the commonwealth against
PETER STIDJER.  This act directed the auditor to issue a warrant for it.


page 364   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of JOHN REED, deceased.  
  approved Dec. 26, 1806 John Reed, in his lifetime, had purchased a
number of certificates from guards on the frontiers.  The auditor,
doubting whether he had authority to issue his warrant for them, this
act directed that he should.


page 464   An act for the relief of FRANCES REDDING.        approved
Feb. 16, 1808 This act permitted her to sue ELIJAH REDDING for a
divorce, in Jessamine county and to obtain it on a jury's finding that
he had abandoned her six years, had cruelly treated her, and lived in
adultery with another woman.


page 512  An act for the benefit of WILLIAM RIVELY and LEVI STEWART and
for other purposes.         approved Feb. 23, 1808 They had undertaken
the opening of a road to Big Sandy, under the act of 1804, but the high
water, having injured the bridge since they had finished it, it cound
not be received by the county court of Montgomery, according to
contract.  In consideration of which, this act allowed them a further
time of three months to finish it.  It also permitted them to raise 300
dollars by subscription, in addition to the sum already subscribed, and
authorised the county of Montgomery to appoint four commissioners to
raise money by subscription to keep the road in repair.


page 94   An act for the relief of AGNESS SUMMERS, widow of JOHN
SUMMERS, deceased. approved Dec. 20, 1802 This act allowed her
compensation for a horse, which had been impressed from her husband for
the Wabash expedition in 1786.


page 99   An act for the sale of certain tracts of land of which JAMES
SMITH, died possessed, for the benefit of his children and other
purposes.     approved Dec. 22, 1802 The other purposes were for the
payment of a debt of  L 167.  (167 pounds)


page 164   An act authorising the sale of certain lands of which WILLIAM
P. SMITH died, seized and possessed.       approved Dec. 26, 1803 The
sale was to be made for the payment of his debts, he having died
intestate, and commissioners appointed to make it.


page 164   An act for the relief of JEREMIAH SHELTON.      approved Dec.
6, 1806 In consideration of his having become blind, this act released
him from paying state price for 200 acres of land.


page 355  An act for the relief of ROBERT SAMUELS.      approved Dec.
17, 1806 He had served as a spy in 1794.  This act allowed him one
dollar per diem for the time he served.


page 355   An act authorising DAVID SUTTON to erect a Water Grist-Mill
on the Kentucky River.       approved Dec. 17, 1806 Whereas, it is
represented to the present general assembly, that David Sutton has
erected, or is about to erect a water grist-mill on the Kentucky river,
at Todd's Frerry, in the county of Mercer, which, under certain
restrictions, would not at all obstruct or injure the navigation of said
river, and would be of great public utility. This act is too long to
copy, mentions no other names, and gives dimensions for the mill.


page 95   An act for the relief of SAMUEL TODD'S Heirs.       approved
Dec. 7, 1802 Flour and whiskey of Samuel Todd's,  of the value of 1061
dollars, had been impressed for the Wasbash expedition.  This act
directed payment, with interest, from the 21st of December.


page 97   An act for the relief of RICHARD TURNER.         approved Dec.
20, 1802 He had levied two executions at the suit of the commonwealth
against WILLIAM MORROW; which executions had been staid by supersedeas, 
this act allowed him half commissions.


page 161   An act for the benefit of JAMES TILFORD.        approved Dec.
26, 1803 He was the sheriff of Mercer.  This act authorised the
reception of a deliquent list, which had not been returned in time.


page 174   An act for the benefit of RICHARD TAYLOR.     approved Dec.
8, 1804 This act allowed him 10 dollars 50 cents per week, for his
services as sergeant at arms for the house of representatives, and 53
dollars for fuel furnished both houses during that session.


page 196   An act concerning the marriage of JOHN TADLOCK.      approved
Dec. 15, 1804 This act authorised him to sue in the Mercer circuit
court, for a divorce from his wife, ANN TADLOCK,and to obtain it on a
jury's finding that she had deserted him, and refused to return and
perform the duties of a wife, and that she had assigned as a reason for
so doing, that her former husband, JAMES HARROD, was living at the time
of her marriage with Tadlock.


page 243   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of JAMES TRIMBLE,
deceased. approved Dec. 19, 1804 This act appointed commissioners to
sell lands for the payment of a large debt due from the decedent to
MARQUIS CALMES.


page 245   An act for the benefit of the representatives of EDMUND
THOMAS, deceased. approved Dec. 19, 1804 This act gave them 400 dollars
for as much of the transcript as was finished---he having died before it
was completed.

page 356   An act authorising THOMAS TREW to build a mill on Green River
approved Dec. 21, 1806 Whereas, it is represented to the general
assembly, that great advantages will result to the community at large,
by permitting a mill to be erected on Green river, in Green county,
under certain restrictions, and whereas Thomas Trew, of said county,
hath petitioned the present general assembly for leave to erect a dam
across the said river, and also for 77 acres of vacant land, for the use
of a mill. This act is too long to copy, mentions no other names and
gives Mr. Trew 3 years to erect the dam or the act is void and of no
effect.


page 446   An act concerning the marriage of RICHARD M. THOMAS.   
approved Feb. 3, 1808 This act authorised him to sue ELIZABETH THOMAS
for a divorce, in Woodford county, and to obtain it on a jury's finding
that she was distracted---that he had provided for her future support,
and that she had been delivered of two coloured children.


page 465  An act concerning the trial of THOMPSON TAYLOR.     approved
Feb. 16, 1808 He was indicted for murder in Bullitt.  This act on
account of unusual prejudices and party spirit there prevailing,
permitted a change of venue to Nelson.


page 465  An act for the relief of JOHN THURMAN.        approved Feb.
16, 1808 He had, by the mistake of his agent, paid the state price and
obtained a patent on a certificate which did not belong to him. This act
directed a relinquishment, authorised the cancelling of that patent, and
emanation of a new one on his proper certificate.


page 474  An act to authorise the executors of EMUND THOMAS to convey a
tract of land. approved Feb. 19, 1808


page 531   An act granting lands to MICAH TAUL  and company for the
erection of Iron-works. approved Feb. 24, 1808 This act allowed them to
locate not less than 500, nor more than 2000 acres, not to exceed five
surveys, to include the iron ore,, and to be paid for at the rate of 20
dollars per hundred acres, within four years from the passage of this
act; and if bar iron should not be manufactured at the works within six
years of the act, the land to become subject to disposition of the
legislature and the price to be forfeited.


page 179   An act for the benefit of the Heirs of LAURENCE VER BRYKE,
deceased approved Dec. 11, 1804 He had died intestate, leaving three
young children, and 100 acres of land in Mercer county, which could not
be rented to any advantage.  This act authorised a sale of it.



page 191  An act for the relief of CASSANDRA DEYE VAN PRADELLES   
approved. Dec. 15, 1804 This act gave her the priviledge of a 'feme
fole', so far as to enable her to trade, contract, and acquire, and
possess all property, personal and real, without the control of her
husband, and provided that the same should not be liable for any debts
which he had or might contract.


page 272   An act releasing the right by escheat of this state in
certain lands, to JOSEPH VANCE and others.       approved Dec. 20, 1805
Alienage was the cause of the escheat and generosity the motive for
relenquishing it.

( from an old dictionary----escheat==to fall to the lord of the manor by
forfieture)


page 489   An act for the benefit of PETER G. VOORHIES.     approved
Feb. 20, 1808 He had under the direction of the governor, summoned a
court martial for the trial of the adjutant general---had furnished the
executive with details for carrying into effect the orders of the
president of the United States for detaching 5212 men, and had performed
sundry other services at the request of the executive, for which he was,
by this act, allowed 60 dollars.


page 161   An act concerning the marriage of CHARLOTTE WOOD.    approved
Dec. 22, 1803 This authorised her to sue in Mason circuit court, for a
divorce from her husband, ABRAHAM WOOD, and to obtain it on a jury's
finding that he had deserted her for four years and eight months, and
was either married to another woman or lived in open adultery with one.


page 220   An act legalising the marriage of JARRETT and
________WILLINGHAM. approved Dec. 19, 1804 They had been married by
RUSSELL HEWETT, a justice of Henderson county, but not specially
authorised to celebrate the rites of matrimony.  This act confirmed the
marriage, and released the magistrate from the penalties incurred.


page 414   An act making compensation to WILLIAM WALKER, and others for
their services in apprehending THOMAS HOPPER.    approved Dec. 27, 1806
Hopper had escaped from the penitentiary.


page 446   An act for the relief of the Executrix and Executor of JOSIAH
WILSON, deceased. approved Feb. 3, 1808 They had bona fide sold a lot in
Springfield, the property of their testator, they and the purchaser
thinking they were authorised so to do, when in fact they were not. 
This act authorised the sale.


page 465   An act for the relief of ROBERT WILSON.      approved Feb.
16, 1808 By mistake, a patent had issued for him on a certificate which
never had been assigned to him, in place of one which had.  This act
directed that patent to be cancelled, and a proper on to issue.


page 514   An act for the relief of WILLIAM AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON.
approved Feb. 23, 1808 This act relieved against irregular issuing of a
patent in the name of the assignor or of plats and certificates, after
the assignments, and alter the death of the assignor.


page 513   An act establishing certain inspections of Tobacco, Hemp and
Flour and concerning the navigation of Eagle Creek.     approved Feb.
23, 1808 Be it enacted by the general assembly that an inspection of
tobacco, hemp and flour shall be, and are hereby established on the
lands of NATHANIEL SAUNDERS, on Eagle Creek, within the county of
Gallatin, This is a very long act which names THOMAS KENNEDY, of
Campbell county, THOMAS POSEY, of Campbell county, and HENRY
HIERONIMOUS, of Clarke county.


page 514   An act supplementary to the act establishing sundry
inspectons.   approved Feb. 23, 1808 A long act concerning the
inspection of tobacco, hemp, flour, and pork.  This act mentions
NICHOLAS BERTHOUD, of Jefferson county, DISKIN TIBBS, on Green River,
near the mouth of Robertson's creek, JESSE WILLIAMS, of Logan country,
and PHILIP BARBOUR, of Henderson county.