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Commonwealth's Lands.--The General Assembly, in May, 1780, passed an act which may be found in Henning's Statutes at Large, ch. 2, page 226, for the purpose of securing "to the public certain lands held as common. " The lands referred to were "unappropriated lands on the bay, sea and river shores, in the Eastern parts of this Commonwealth." It is further stated, that in the "act establishing a land office, and ascertaining the terms and manner of granting waste and unappropriated lands," no reservation thereof is made, but the same "is now subject to be entered for and appropriated by any person or persons, whereby the benefits formerly derived to the public therefrom will be monopolized by a few individuals, and the poor laid under contribution for exercising the accustomed privilege of fishing." For the reason stated, the lands so referred to which remained "ungranted by the former covenant," (meaning that of the English,) were excepted out of said act, and it was declar
Obituary of a Reporter. --Thomas William Bowlby, the correspondent of the London Times, who was killed by the Chinese near Pekin, was born in Gibraltar, but educated in England, at a county academy. Tom Taylor, the dramatist, was his chum at school.--Bowlby studied law for some time, but in 1848 was engaged by the London Times as special correspondent, and sent to various parts of the Continent, particularly Hungary. Subsequently he was connected with Jullien in his musical enterprises. He was about a year ago re-engaged by the Times, to proceed to China as special correspondent. The terms of his agreement were £1,500 ($7,500) a year, with liberty to draw upon the concern to any amount that might be required for the efficient discharge of his duties. Mr. Bowlby proceeded to China in the same steamer as Lord Elgin and Baron Gros, with whom he was shipwrecked. Mr. Bowlby was about forty-three years old, and has left a widow and five children, most of whom are of tender years.
Commercial.[from the London Times' City Article.] Monday Evening, Jan. 7.--The Bank of England, this morning, shortly after the commencement of business, advanced their rate of discount from 6 per cent., at which it was fixed on the 31st ult., to 7 per cent., This is higher than any point attained since the panic of 1857. The step came unexpectedly, and a few minutes previously to its notification, money was obtainable in the discount market at a fraction below the Bank terms them current. The reasons assigned for it, however or, are sufficiently important. Not only did the Asia take out a further sum of £200,000, for New York on Saturday; but the Tetonia, from Southampton this morning, has carried £ 70,000, and it may, therefore, be inferred that the City of Washington. Argo, Vigo, North Britain, Marathon, and Niagara, to sail during the week, will all, or most or them, have additional totals — especially as the accounts to-day are likely to excite the confidence of remi
By Dickinson, Hill & Co., Auct'rs. Trustee's Sale of Nine Likely Slaves.--By virtue of a deed of trust, of record in the Clerk's Office of Henrico County Court, executed on the 16th day of January, 1860, by Dandridge Hall, for a certain purpose therein mentioned, having been requested by the beneficiary therein. I shall proceed to sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, at the office of Dickinson, Hill & Co., on Saturday, the 2d day of February, at 10 o'clock, nine likely Slaves — named Billy, Davy, Ben, Bob, Eliza and one child, Adeline and her two children, or so many thereof as shall be necessary to execute the provisions of said deed. D. Baker, Jr., Trustee. Sale by Dickinson, Hill & Co., Auct'rs. ja 24--tds