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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1715-August 10, 1716
Volume 30, Page 608   View pdf image
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608 Assembly Proceedings, July 17-Aug. 10, 1716.


II. Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly,
and by the Authority of the same, That Lieutenant-Colonel
Samuel Young, Mr Joseph Hill, Mr Benjamin Tasker, and Mr
John Beale, or any Two or Three of them, be, are hereby
authorized, empowered and appointed Commissioners to
inspect into the several Decays and Defects of all the Records
of the Land, Secretary, and Commissary's Offices, and to judge
of the necessary Amendments and Reparations thereof, and
to employ such Clerks, Book-binders, or other Persons, as
appear needful to them, for the compleating and perfecting
the Amendments and Reparations they shall adjudge neces-
sary; and to contract and agree on the Behalf of the Public,
with all such Persons by them employed in that Service, on
the best and easiest Terms they can, for such Sum or Sums of
Tobacco as they shall adjudge the Several Persons for their
several Services may deserve, which Sums of Tobacco agreed
on as aforesaid, shall be paid by the Public to the several Per-
sons to whom the same become due.
III. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid,
by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid, That after the
Expiration of Three Months, which shall first happen after the
Reparations and Amendment of the Records aforementioned
are made, according to the Design of this Act, and the true
Intent and Meaning of such Agreement as shall be made by
the Commissioners hereby authorized and required to make
the same, it shall not be lawful for the Secretary, Commissary,
their Deputies, Officers, or Under- Clerks, who shall have the
keeping of the Land, Secretary's or Commissary's Records
committed to them, to take upon themselves the keeping of
any of the said Records, or to receive and apply to their Use
any of the Fees, Profits or Benefits arising from their several
Offices, until such Secretary, or his Deputies, or Commissary-
General, have entered into Bond, with two good and sufficient
Securities, in the Name of the Lord Proprietary, before two
of the Justices of the Provincial Court (That is to say) The
Secretary or his Deputies for the Land, Chancery and Pro-
vincial Records, in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds Current
Money; and the Commissary for the Records in the Com-
missary's Office, in the Sum of One Thousand Pounds Current
Money; all which Bonds shall be conditioned as follows, viz.
"The Condition of this above-written Obligation is such,
"That if the above Bound whilst he shall continue in the
"Office of shall at his own proper Cost and Charge,
"find a Supply of good and sufficient Record-Books, necessary
"for the entering up of all Matters and Things relating to

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