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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 290   View pdf image (33K)
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290 Assembly Proceedings, April 30-May 14, 1696.

U. H. J.
p. 855

14 That the Frontire Plantations be seated with three or
four able hands as formerly proposed
15 That for regaining the Publick Credit of the Country
his Excellency formerly in May Assembly does now again
Propose that all Publick Levys and fees be made out and sent
by such a Certain time of the year to the Sheriff and that there
be appointed two three or more substantial Persons in every
County who will undertake to bring all such Tobacco to two
or three Certain places in the said County and they to be
Continued to execute the Office of Sheriff for six or seven
years together.
16 That a law be made to ascertain all Lands taken up in
the Province According to Proposall made also the said
17 That a Conditional Law be made about Runaway
Servants and Debtors running out of this Province into Vir-
ginia for taking such Runaways up and Liberty to sue &c.
Provided a Reciprocall Law be made for the same in Virginia
according to Proposalls in May Assembly also
18 That new Ports be made as in the said Assembly was
likewise proposed.
19 That such Horses are Allowable by the Law to be
killed instead thereof taken up and sold for the use of the
Poor of the Parishes &c as then also proposed
20 That there be a Person appointed to execute the Office
of Muster Master or Agitant on each side the Bay who shall be
Obliged to Muster and see Exercised the several Troops and
Companies six times every year besides the General Muster
and that two Pounds of Tobacco p Poll be setled upon each
of the said Officers as then likewise Proposed.
21 That what money is Already received by the duty upon
furs &c be laid out towards the Building a small School
House and maintaining a School Master according to Pro-
posall made to the House last Assembly
22 That an Ordinance Pass for the Leavy to be laid by
the Governor and Council and Justices of the Provincial Court
in the fall
23 That a Law be made that what Priests hereafter come
into the Country be Obliged to produce their Orders in such
a time and that they presume not to marry any Protestant to
a Papist without receiving a Certificate from some minister of
the Church of England of such Protestant being married by a
Minister of the said Church first
24 His Excellency finding that the Inhabitants of Somer-
sett County are still dissatisfied and cannot yet agree
about Placing of the Court House within the said County does
therefore propose that the said County be divided into two

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