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title:“A Resolution Authorizing a Settlement with John Ballendine for the James River Canal and Other Property”
authors:George Mason
date written:1779-6-26

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Mason, George. "A Resolution Authorizing a Settlement with John Ballendine for the James River Canal and Other Property." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 2. Ed. Robert A. Rutland. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 530-31. Print.

A Resolution Authorizing a Settlement with John Ballendine for the James River Canal and Other Property (June 26, 1779)

[25 June, 1779.]
Resolved, That the Governor, with the advice of the Council, be empowered and desired to appoint some proper persons to adjust and settle all matters and accounts between the Commonwealth and John Ballendine, respecting the furnace and lands in Buckingham county, and the lands, works, and canals, near Westham, in the county of Henrico, and to make true report thereof to the Governor and Council, who are thereupon empowered and desired to cause the contracts respecting the same, to be carried into speedy and effectual execution, on behalf of the Commonwealth, in such manner as they shall judge best, according to the true interest and intent of the same.
A Resolution Authorizing the Governor to Appoint a Commissioner for Settling Accounts with the United States
[26 June 1779]
Resolved, That the Governor, with the advice of the Council, be empowered to appoint some proper person to adjust and settle the accounts now subsisting between the United States and this Cornmonwealth; who shall have free access to the different public offices for collecting the necessary papers and evidence, and full powers on behalf of the Commonwealth, for finally settling the said accounts in the city of Philadelphia, and to confer with the Virginia delegates in Congress thereon, to whom he is hereby recommeded for their advice and assistance; and for his trouble and expenses therein, that he be allowed commissions, at the rate of two per centum, on whatso[e]ver sum shall be due upon the settlement of the said accounts from the United States to this Commonwealth.

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