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Fees of Officers of State Courts.
ment, after the first name, 10 pounds; allowance or out of court, two pounds; a writ of inquiry of of a writ of error, 10 pounds; rule of trial, eight damages, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; for pounds: recording the verdict, 4 pounds; enter- entering an appeal, 4 pounds; a return of a certiing conviction and signing judgment, 25 pounds; orari or habeas corpus, and copy of the record, every death warrant, 36 pounds; a writ of with per side, and so pro rata, four pounds; entering a ernam, and return, 25 pounds; a writ of estrepe- writ of error, 4 pounds ; every oath taken in court, ment, and return, 25 pounds; for issuing commis- 3 pounds; proving a deed or writing, 4 pounds; a sion to irustees under the act for regulating at-copy of the same, if required, per side, and so pro tachments, per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; rata, 4 pounds; for entering fieri facias, where filing same, and the return and proceedings of the the same is executed, and schedule returned, but trustees, 8 pounds; attachment of contempt, per in no other case, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; side, 8 pounds; writ of dower, per side, 8 pounds; the same fees in elegits, 4 pounds; recording the summons in dower, 8 pounds; for entering admis- mark of cattle or hogs, 3 pounds; taking and cersion of guardian or next friend, 8 pounds; for tifying acknowledgments of land in court, five entering commitment, 8 pounds; for entering sug- pounds; recording a conveyance of land, per side, gestion of death, 4 pounds; for filing warrant of and so pro rata, 4 pounds; allowance of habeas attorney, 4 pounds; entering award of execution, corpus, 4 pounds; for all searches the first year, 8 pounds; filing bail piece, 4 pounds; filing su- nothing; for all searches above one year, be the persedeas, 4 pounds; subpæna ad justificandum, time of what length soever, if the matter searched 8 pounds; a retorno habendo, and return, per side, for be found, 10 pounds; if copy taken, then, per and so pro rata, 8 pounds; a writ of distringas, side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; every scire facias, and return per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; a per side, and so pro rata, without any charge for commission of oyer and terminer, per side, and so search or copy of judgment, 4 pounds; attachment pro rata, 8 pounds; a commission of jail delivery, on scire facias, 18 pounds; short copy judgment, per side, and so pro rata, 9 pounds; a dedimus po- if expressly demanded, 10 pounds; habeas corpus, testatem to swear the judges of assize or sheriff
, and bling the same, and return, 8 pounds; elegit, per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; a writ of pub- and filing the same, and return, 8 pounds; duces lication to the laws, 12 pounds; search the first tecum, and return, 40 pounds; taking security on year, nothing; for all searches above one year, if condemnation, 8 pounds; entering action agreed, the matter searched for be found, 14 pounds ; for discontinued, 'struck off, or abated, two pounds ; recording or copying any matter or thing in this commission to examine evidences, and return, per table enumerated, for which no other allowance side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; a continuance or hath been already made, and not prohibited to be reference to be charged to the plaintiff only, two recorded, per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; ap- pounds; for filing every special bail, 2 pounds; pearance and surrender in discharge of bail, eight if recorded, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; pounds; filing every affidavit, 4 pounds; entering for filing every replication, 3 pounds; if recorded, every default on recognisance, 4 pounds; entering per side, and so pro rata, four pounds; for filing list of common law fines, per side, and so pro rata, joinder, surrejoinder, two pounds; if recorded, per 8 pounds; for copy thereof, per side, and so pro side, and so pro rata, four pounds; and for every rata, 9 pounds ; for entering security for costs, 8 other pleading for making up the issue for each, pounds; copy of orders for witnesses' attendance, 2 pounds; if recorded, per side, and so pro rata, 4 4 pounds; for entering amerciament on sheriff or pounds; for filing demurrer and joinder in decoroner, on mesne process, 8 pounds; filing award, murrer, each, 2 pounds; if recorded, per side, and 4 pounds; for recording the same, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; for filing every account, 2 so pro rata, 9 pounds.
pounds; if recorded, per side, and so pro rata, 4 To the Clerks of the County Courts.-For issu- pounds; for recording or copying any matter or ing every common writ and return, 10 pounds of thing not herein enumerated, if requested by the tobacco; filing every declaration, if not recorded, party, for which no other allowance hath been al2 pounds; a copy of the same, if demanded, per ready made, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds ; side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; every appearance for entering return of every writ or other process, entered of either party, 4 pounds; entry of im- 2 pounds; for filing every paper not herein before parlance, 2 pounds; for every continuance or ref- mentioned, 2 pounds; for every rule, by order of erence, to be charged to the plaintiff only, three court, 2 pounds. pounds; every subpæna, including all persons, Criminal Fees.--Filing every recognisance applied for at the same time, 6 pounds; rule to taken out of court, if not recorded, 2 pounds; for plearl, or trial moved for and entered, 2 pounds; taking every recognisance, with or without surefor making up the issue or issues in every suit
, ties, in court, 3 pounds; appearances of the prinwhen done by the clerk, 6 pounds; entering and cipal to every recognisance, 5 pounds ; discharging signing judgment, 15 pounds; a venire facias for of recognisance with or without security,8 pounds; jurors, if issued by the court, 6 pounds; entering every process to apprehend a criminal, issued by ihe panel, 2 pounds: copy of panel, iwo pounds; order of court, 10 pounds ; every appearance of taxing and filing bill of cost, five pounds; copy the person charged to every presentment or inthereof, if demanded with the articles at large. 5 dictment, 5 pounds; every respite and continupounds; issuing every execution, and filing the ance, 5 pounds; for every order, 4 pounds; a copy same, without any charge for copying judgment, of recognisance, with or without security, 8 10 pounds; for filing every special bail, taken in pounds; for filing every indictment or informaFees of Officers of State Courts.
tion, 5 pounds; for recording the same, per side. turn, 200 pounds; serving a copy of declaration and so pro rata, 2 pounds; a copy of the panel, 2 or short note, 4 pounds; summoning appraisers, pounds; for recording the verdict, 10 pounds; en- to value goods taken by attachment, fieri facias, tering and signing judgment, 15 pounds; a copy or replevin, for each appraiser summoned, 23 of the indictment, per side, and so pro rata 5 pounds; swearing the said appraisers, every oath, pounds; entering a plea 5 pounds; confession of 10 pounds; serving an attachment on judgment indictment 5 pounds; for recording or copying or execution, and return, 8 pounds; executing a any matter or thing not herein enumerated, if re-writ of ad quod damnum or melius inquirendum, quested by the pariy, for which no other allow- and return, per day, 75 pounds; empannelling a ance hath been already made, per side, and so pro jury on the same, 180 pounds; swearing the said rata, 4 pounds; for copy of every matier not here jury, for every oath, 10 pounds; taking an inquiin before enumerated, per side, and so pro rata, 4 sition, and returning the same with the said writ, pounds; for entering the panel, 2 pounds; for issu- 75 pounds; serving a writ of re-restitution, and ing every warrant of execution 8 pounds. return, 112 pounds; empannelling a jury to inquire
By November, 1787, cb. 34, there shall be a de- of a forcible entry and detainer, 180 pounds; to duction of one-fourth part from all officers' fees each person summoned as an evidence on the allowed by this act, which are chargeable by law same, 23 pounds; for summoning chain carriers, to the State, or any county, except sheriff's fees, each, if required, 23 pounds; for swearing chain for the imprisonment of persons criminally carriers, every oath, 10 pounds; for an arrest on a charged.
warrant, and return, in criminal cases, 18 pounds; Chancery proceedings in County Courts.-E.- for serving duces tecum, and return, 18 pounds; tering motion, and order thereon, 4 pounds; en- return on an attachment, when mesne process, s tering and signing decree, 15 pounds; taxing and pounds; for laying an attachment in any garfiling costs, 5 pounds; copy costs, with articles at nishee's hands, for each garnishee 23 pounds ; for large, if demanded, 5 pounds; affixing the seal to all goods and chattels which any sheriff shall atany transcript or certificate, 5 pounds; fling every tach and take into his possession, or wherewith he. bill, 2 pounds; filing every answer, 2 pounds; shall be chargeable, the same fees as on executions ; filing every plea, 2 pounds; filing every demur- returning fieri facias on replevin, each, 8 pounds; rer, ? pounds; filing accounts, book of accounts, the same fees on fieri facias or replevin as upon bonds, deeds, or other papers or writings referred attachments; also, the same fees on appraisement to, or made part of any bill in chancery, answer, and sale of goods distrained and sold for rent; seror other pleadings or process thereupon, for each, ving writofretorno habendo, and return, 75 pounds; 2 pounds; filing every return of commission and serving a writof distringas, and return, 75 pounds; depositions, 2 pounds; commission to examine serving the return of elegit liberato, 75 pounds; witnesses, per side, and so pro rata, 4 pounds; empannelling jury on elegit or extent, 180 pounds; filing every return of commission and depositions, for swearing the same, each, 10 pounds; serving 2 pounds ; filing every deposition, if taken in court writ of restitution, and return, 112 pounds; sumand without commissions, 2 pounds ; filing every mons in partition, for every person summoned, petition, and order thereon, 2 pounds; entering and return, 23 pounds; serving writ of partition, every appearance, 3 pounds; filing every bond, and return, 26 pounds; em pannelling jury thereon, with or without security, 2 pounds; for recording 180 pounds; sweariug the jury, each, 10 pounds; or copying any matter or thing not herein en un attendances, per day, 75 pounds; serving an atmerated, if requested by the party, and for which tachment in partition, and return, 90 pounds; reno other allowance hath been made, per side, and turning writ, inquiry of damages, 75 pounds; emso pro rata, 4 pounds.
pannelling jury thereon, 180 pounds; swearing To the Sheriff.-Serving writ, and return. 27 the same, each, 10 pounds; atiendance per day, pounds; taking bail bond, 14 pounds; collecting 75 pounds; proclamation of rebellion, and return, officers' fees, for every hundred, six per cent.; for 90 pounds; serving witheroam, and return, 75 every commitment and releasement, 16 pounds; pounds; and the same fees allowed as upon reempannelling a jury, 90 pounds; serving scire fa- plevins. cias, including the persons summoned, 23 pounds; By the 4th section of the act of November, serving citation, 23 pounds; executing a warraní 1779, ch. 25, it is provided, that poundage fees on of resurvey, per day, 75 pounds; summoning evi- any writ of capias ad salisfaciendum shall not dences to prove the bounds of land, for each per- be demanded or taken for any greater sum than son summoned, 23 pounds; if empowered to swear the real debt, bona fide due and claimed by the evidences, for every witness sworn by him, 10 plaintiff, amounts to. pounds; serving a subpæna, and return, 23 pounds By the 2d section of the act of November sesfor keeping a prisoner in jail, and finding him vic- sion, 1790, ch.59, the sheriff, on the service of any tuals, per day, 12 pounds; serving a writ of pos. execution for money or tobacco, shall charge and session in ejectment, and return, 112 pounds; writ receive at the rate of seven and a half per cent. of seisin on a common recovery, and return, 10 for the first ten pounds in money, or 1,000 pounds pounds; serving an ejectment, and return, 51 of tobacco; and three per cent. for the residue, in pounds; every election, for one or more members, the same species the execution shall issue for. On 1,000 pounds; serving an attachment of contempt, execution or attachment on lands held for years, or and return, 38 pounds; serving writof estrepement, a greater estate, only one-half the poundage fees; and return, 75 pounds; serving ne exeat, and re-l and if the estate in land shall not be chargeable by
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appraisement, and delivered to the plaintiff, or by by proclamation, if required, 30 pounds; for callsale of the sheriff, one-quarter part of the pound- ing every recognisance, 16 pounds. age fees only shall be chargeable.
To the Registers of the Land Office on the To the Clerk of the Court of Appeals.-Re- Western and Eastern shores, respectively.-For a cording every writ of error, scire facias, and re- common warrant and entry, 33 pounds; for return, per side, and so pro rata, computing one newing the same, and entry, wheiher in or out of hundred and five words to a side, the like for re- date, 33 pounds; for recording certificate, per side, cording a transcript, the like fees for recording computing one hundred and five words to a side, errors per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; enter- and so pro rata, 8 pounds; for making out a grant, ing and signing judgment, 47 pounds; taxing and 90 pounds; for recording the same, 67 pounds; filing a bill of cost, 8 pounds; copy of the same, for special warrant on the proclamation of escheat, if demanded, 8 pounds; filing bill of cost from the or re-survey, including petition and order thereon, general, chancery, or any other court, 8 pounds; 250 pounds; for searching for any matter or thing writ of diminution, and return, 22 pounds; writ of first year, nothing; if the matter searched for be possession, or any other execution and return, 20 found, 14 pounds; for a special warrant for vacant pounds ; entering any motion or order, filing or cultivation, including petition, and order thereon, recording any bond in court, entering any petition, 150 pounds; for renewing every special warrant, entering and drawing any affidavit or deposition whether in or out of date, 33 pounds; entering taken or returned into court, copy errors, record- every caveat, and order, 24 pounds; for every deed ing proceedings transmitted from the chancery or assignment, 75 pounds; for drawing a petition, court, or copy the same, filing and recording any at the request of the party, 54 pounds; for all plea, replication, or demurrer, or copy the same copies, per side, as before, 8 pounds; for filing in common law proceedings, entering and refer- every paper, at the request of the party, 4 pounds; ence in court, and copy the same, or copying any for entering every application for warrant, 10 other proceedings per side, and so pro rata, 8 pounds; for copy thereof, per side, and so pro rata, pounds; issue and rule, 24 pounds; affixing the 8 pounds; for every seal, 10 pounds. seal of the court to any copy of proceedings or
How the fees allowed in tobacco are to be pay. exemplifications, 131 pounds; and for all other able, &c.-October session, 1780, ch. 23, s. 3. ` All services the same fees as taken in the general fees and allowances made in tobacco shall be paid court; the clerk of every court of delegates to and discharged in tobacco, at the rate of 128. 6d. have the same fees that are allowed and limited per cwt., or in specie, valuing dollars at 78. 6d. by this act to the clerk of the court of appeals, Fees allowed to the Registers of Wills, in the and no more.
several counties of the State, by the act of NovemThe court of appeals being abolished by the ber session, 1797, ch. 76.–For every probate of Legislature, a new court was established, to be will, where no controversy or letters granted, inheld on the Western and on the Eastern shores; cluding demand, and all oaths necessary, thereto, and by the 15th section of the act of November ses- 80 cents; for granting letters of administration, sion, 1805, ch. 65, it is enacted that the clerks of swearing the administrators, taking bond, issuing the court of appeals for the Western and Eastern warrant to appraisers, and warrant to swear them, shores, respectively, shall have the same fees for or for probate of any will, granting letters testatheir services as the clerks of the county courts mentary, if required, taking bond. issuing warrant are entitled to for the same or similar services by to appraisers to swear them, $3 20; dedimus polaw.
testatem, to take answer, per side, and so pro rata, Crier's Fees in General Court.--Swearing every
8 cents; for recording wills, inventories, accounts, jury, 106 pounds; swearing every witness, 10 or copying the same, per side, computing seven pounds; swearing the baliff, 10 pounds; every
words to the line, and fifteen lines to a side, and oath taken in court, 5 pounds ; every special bail
, so pro rata, 8 cents: taxing and filing costs, 8 54 pounds; clearing every prisoner by proclama-cents ; copy costs, if demanded and delivered, 8 tion, if required, 60 pounds ; for every recogni- proceedings, and recording the same per side,
cents; for drawing definitive sentence on plenary sance, 20 pounds. Coroner's Fees.- Viewing the body of any per-itive sentence, per side, and so pro rata, 8 cents;
so pro rata, 8 cents; a writ of execution or definson or persons murdered or slain, or otherwise seal to definitive sentence, if required, 30 cents; seal dead, by misadventure, to be paid out of the goods to a writ of execution of definitive sentence, 30 cts; and chattels of the party so dead, if any there be, otherwise to be levied by the commissioners of copy of every libel, answer, replication, or rejoinder, the county where such accident shall happen, 250 of witnesses, per side, and so pro rata, 10 cents;
per side, if demanded, 8 cents; drawing deposition pounds; arresting or summoning any sheriff sued filing interrogatories, per side, and so pro rata, 4 or prosecuted in any court, and for taking security, cents; every common citation, per side, and so pro 26 pounds; the same fees allowed wherein the rata, 8 cents; every special citation, per side, sheriff is plaintiff or defendant, on all processes and so pro rata, 8 cents; every attachment 30 cts; to the sheriff, and no more.
attachmenton decree, per side, and so prorata, 8 cts; Crier's Fees in the County Court.-Swearing subpæna for costs, 20 cents; every appearance of every jury, 36 pounds; swearing every bailiff, 4 the party, 8 cents; entering of every return of propounds; every other path in court, 3 pounds; for cess, 8 cents ; quietus est, nothing; for a continuspecial bail, 20 pounds; clearing every prisoner ance or reference, to be charged to the libellant
Fees of Officers of State Courts. only, 8 cents; for a search of the record, the first ing the county or orphans' court the sum of $1 year, nothing; for every search afterwards, be the for each and every day such witness shall attend time of what length soever, if the matter searched for the discharge of his duty, besides itinerant for be found, 20 cents; exemplification of letters charges to be allowed to witnesses coming from testamentary, or administration, under seal, 80 other counties. cents; commission or proclamation of rebellion, 80 cents; commission to examine evidences, and commission to auditors, 60 cents ; scire facias, 60
STATE OF VIRGINIA. cents; duces tecum, 30 cents; entering every mo- Table of the Fees allowed by the law to Attorneys in tion in suits depending in court, and order thereon,
the State of Virginia. 8 cents; if above one side, after the rate of per In the County Courts. In common cases, $250; side, and so pro rata, 8 cenis; entering prayer for in all chancery suits, or real, mixed, or personal appeal, 10 cents; filing every libel, answer, reactions, where the title or bounds of lands shall or plication, petition, or exhibits, where not recorded, may come in question, $5; on petition for small for each, 4 cents; for recording or copying any debis, $1 25; for attending a survey in the county, matter or thing not herein enumerated, if requested for each day's attendance, $3 58; for any opinion by the party, per side, and so pro rata, 8 cents; or advice, where no suit is brought or defended, writ of sequestration and return, per side, and so $1 67. pro rata, 16 cents; filing every matter, if not re- In the District Courts. When the title or bounds corded, 4 cents; for entering and taking executor's of lands shall or may come in question, $5; in all renunciation, & cents; for entering widow's re-other cases, except those transferred from the gennunciation, 8 cents; for every oath, 4 cents; for eral court, $2 50; in the cases so transferred, ihe every certificate, 8 cents; for making out and fil-fees shall be the same as in the general court. ing the balance, and distribution of a deceased per- In the General Couri.-For an opinion or adson's estate, 60 cents; for taking bond for security vice, where po suit is brought or defended, $3 58; of said balance, 40 cents; for filing the same, 4 in any suit where the title or bounds of lands shall cents; for recording the same, per side, and so pro or may come in question, $16 66; in all other · rata, 8 cents; for entering choice or appointment cases, $8 33.
of guardian, and approbation with sureties, 8 cents; In the High Court of Chancery.--In all cases for taking guardian's bonds, 40 cents; for filing the fee is $16 66. the same, 4 cents; recording the same, per side, In the Court of Appeals.-In all cases the fees and so pto rata, 8 cents; for taking recognisance are the same as in the general court. for apprentice bound in court, 40 cents; for war- The Clerk of the Court of Appeals-Shall rerant to sheriff to summun jury, 25 cents; for filingceive the same fees as are allowed to the clerks of panel of jury, 4 cents; copy of the same, 8 cents; the general court and high court of chancery for filing every presentment and entering order there similar services. on, 12 cents; for scire facias against executors or The Clerk of the High Court of Chancery.administrators for costs, 40 cents; for every seal, For filing a bill, answer, replication, or other plead20 cents; for taking an appeal bond, 40 cents; for ings, each, 26 cents; for a copy thereof, for every filing the same, 4 cents; recording the same, per twenty words, 2 cents; for entering every decree, side, and so pro rata, 8 cents; for stating nnd 18 cents; for drawing up every decree at large, passing every account, 80 cents; for every voucher, entering ihe substance of the bill, answer, or other 4 cents.
pleadings, the substance of the evidence, and the Allowances to Grand and Petit Jurors and Wit- decree thereupon, for every twenty words, 2 cents; nesses. - April session, 1715, c. 37, s. 8, and May for filing the depositions in every cause in behalf session, 1719, ch, 3, s. 2. For every verdict given of each party, 26 cents; for a copy of the deposiby the petit jury in any cause, to be paid by the tions, for every twenty words, 2 cents. party for whom such verdict'shall pass, and be To'the Clerks of the General Court.-For a copy allowed in the bill of costs, twelve shillings. of a warrant and inquisition of escheat, $1 92; or
November session, 1797, ch. 94. There shall be of an inquisition of escheat, 83 cents; for the allowed to each grand and petit juryman, attend probation of any testament, and recording the ing the general court
, the sum of $2 50 for each same, for entering the orders for appraising the and every day such grand and petit juryman estate, recording the inventory, writing and seal. shall attend for the discharge of his duty, besides ing the probate, or any other matter concerning itinerant charges.
the same, or for a commission of administration of There shall be allowed to each grand and petit the goods of any person dying intestate, for enterjuryman, attending the several county courts, and ing the order or orders for appraising the estate, each petit juryman attending the orphans' court, recording the inventory, or for any other matthe sum of $i 50 for each and every day such ter concerning the same where the appraise grand and petit juryman shall attend, for the dis- ment does not amount to more than three buncharge of his duty as such.
dred dollars, $3 50; where the appraisement is There shall be allowed to each witness, attend- more than three, and less than fifteen huodred ing the general court, the sum of $1. 50 for each dollars, $5; where more than fifteen hundred and every day, such witness shall attend for the dollars, or where there is no appraisement, $7; discharge of his duty, besides itinerant charges. for a copy of probate, or commission of adminis
There shall be allowed to each witness attend-J tration, 70 cents; for recording the memorial of
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each bargain sale, mortage, or other conveyance, continuance on the court docket, 18 cents; for en-
cents; for every order thereon, 26 cents; in all