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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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50 Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9.

Liber
C & W H

the high Court of Chancery in England and all matters and
causes whatsoever civill not provided for by any Law of this
province and all causes whatsoever civill (otherwise of right
belonging to any other Court within the province) wherein the
Judge of such other Court is a partie (except such other Judge
(be Leiutenant Generall of the province Shall or may be finally
heard and determined within this Province by and before the
Chancellour of this Province and Councell of State for the time
being And the said Chancellor shall or may appoint a Clerk
for recording of all matters belonging to that office and the

p. 15

said Chancellour Councell and Clerk shall be a Court of
Record and be called the Court of Chancery and Shall have
power to issue and award all the same or the like writts grants
pardons Commissions or edicts as may be issued or awarded
out of the high Court of Chancery in England and further to
enjoy use and exercise all or any the same or the like powers
priveledges authorities and Jurisditions within this Province
as the said Court of Chancery enjoyeth or may enjoy use or
exercise within the Realm of England (except where it is
otherwise provided by any law of this Province
And all writts originall and all other matters drawn by the
Clerk of this Court or in or upon matters determinable in this
Court Shall issue in the name and with the test of the Lord
Proprietarie and the writts shall or may be directed to the par-
ties themselves or to the Sherif of the County or to any other
publique Officer named upon the writt and the most Summary
formes of proceeding and triall shall be used in this Court as
the Chancellour shall approve or appoint and the same or the
like Judgments shall be given in the same as are most agree-
able to the laws of this province or otherwise to the Judgments
usually given in the same or to the like causes in the high
Court of Chancery in England or otherwise are most agree-
able to right reason equity and good concience (without
neglecting the law of the province) as neer as the said Chan-
cellour and Councell Shall be able to determine This Act to
Continue till the end of the next generall Assembly

An Act For the erecting of a
Pretoriall

Be it Enacted by the Lord Proprietarie of and with the
advice and approbation of the freemen of the same that all
Capital crimes of treason and felony (by the laws of this Prov-
ince and all enermious offences whatsoever by the Laws of

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this Province shall be finally heard and determined by or
before the Lord Proprietarie or his Leiutenant Generall and



 
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