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iam Byrd 7,351 acres of land on the north side of the James River, beginning at the mouth of Shockoe Creek, and running up said river; and in 1687 William Byrd obtained a grant of 956 acres on the north side of said river, beginning at the mouth of Shockoe Creek, and running down said river. --Neither grant appears to include either the banks or beds of the said James River or Shockoe Creek, norShockoe Creek, nor the islands in James River opposite and near the city of Richmond. The channel of Shockoe Creek within the city of Richmond has been changed by artificial means for necessary improvements. That whShockoe Creek within the city of Richmond has been changed by artificial means for necessary improvements. That which was at a former day the bed of Shockoe Creek no longer remains so; and quite extensive encroachments on the bed and banks of James River opposite Richmond, appear to have been made. Those banks Shockoe Creek no longer remains so; and quite extensive encroachments on the bed and banks of James River opposite Richmond, appear to have been made. Those banks and islands have become very valuable; and I would most respectfully suggest the propriety of an investigation into the Commonwealth's right to them, and the passage of an act authorizing their sale.