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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 102   View pdf image (33K)
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102 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,

of Record or Justice or Magistrate shall grant or signe Execution
for any publick Officers Fees which Execution is given by Law
Either to the Honble the Secretary, Chancellour, Commissary, County
Clark, Councill Clark or other Publick Officer or Clark till such
Officer or Clerk or other Lawfull Clerk or Deputy that actually exer-
cises such office maketh oath that the Servis for which such Fees are
charged is done & compleatley finished, & if it depends upon any
matter of record, that the record thereof is fairly entred up and com-
pleated & that he hath examined the Fees therein charged by the
Law & that he hath not willfully charged any Fee or Fees therein
contrary to Law but in all respects agreeable to Law to the best of
his knowledge which Oath shall be mentioned by the Court or Justice
that signes such Execution that it was duely made before Execution
signed, & if it appeir that any such Officer hath willfulley sworne
falce in such Oath he shall be punished as for willfull & corrupt
perjury. And be it further Enacted that If any such Publique Officer
as aforesaid shall willfulley Omitt or neglect makeing Entring up &
compleating any matter or thing of Record by him to be Entred
up finished & recorded by the Space of six months after the time
that the same was transacted & done & fitt to be Entred up he or they
so neglecting or Omitting by the time aforesaid shall loose and for-
feit all such fees & profitts as by the same he might have charged
required and demanded unless such Officer or Clark can make apeir
that it was hindred or prevented for Executeing & performeing the
same by Sickness lameness or any such like unavoidable Impediments.
And to prevent any Errors in entring the Judgment & Orders of
Court both of Previntiall or other inferiour Courts in Court time,
Bee it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the Minutes and
Entreys of Every day shall be red over the next morning the first
thing that is done by the Court in open Court, that if any mistake
have hapned it may be then & their rectified & amended. And this
meothod to be observed as well in proventiall as County Courts or
other Courts of record in this Province, and the Clerks of the sev-

erall Countys & Proventiall Courts arc hereby obliged to draw out
a fair Coppy of his minutes of the foregoing day & present to the
Justices every morning to be Red over & examined as aforesaid. And
that the Records of the County & Proventiall Court may not faile to
be duely entred up between Court and Court, the Justices of the
Proventiall and County Courts are hereby oblidged to appoint two
of their brethren at the beginning of every Court to Examen if the
Records of the preceding Court are duly entred up, & if they are not
that the Justices take care to informe the Honble the Secretary thereof
that care may be taken theirin this Act to endure for three years
or to the end of the next Sessions of Assembly which shall first

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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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