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JOHN HART, Esq; Governor.
1715.
Commander in Chief of the Militia in any County within this Province, of
any Difference they shall know, or hear of, betwixt his Majesty's Liege People
and the Indians, or amongst the Indians themselves, or of any Cause of Suspicion
of such Difference, whether signified by Words or Actions.

    V.  And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall not
be lawful for any of his Majesty's Subjects to buy or purchase, from any Indian
or Indians whatsoever, any Guns or Match-Coats for Liquor, upon Pain
of returning to the Indian or Indians such Guns or Match-Coats by them purchased,
and also of losing the Price or Value of the Liquors sold them for
such Guns or Match-Coats: Nor shall any of this Majesty's Subjects whatsoever,
trust any Indian or Indians for Liquors, or take any Pawn or Pawns from
them, or any Presence whatsoever; on Pain of losing their Debt for such
Liquors so credited to the Indians as aforesaid, and being obliged to restore
the Indians Pawns as aforesaid, without any Record or Satisfaction therefore;
any Law, Statute, Usage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding.

    VI.  And to the End that no Breach of Peace may happen between the
neighbouring Indians, and the Inhabitants of this Province;
Be it Enacted,
by the Authority aforesaid, That any Person or Persons whatsoever, that shall
take, entice, surprize, sell or transport, or cause to be sold or transported our
of this Province, or otherwise dispose of any Friend Indian or Indians whatsoever,
or attempt or endeavour so to do, without Licence from the Governor
for the Time being, and all Accessaries thereunto, shall be fined and imprisoned
at the Direction of the Governor and Council for the Time being, and
that any Person or Persons whatsoever, that shall inform against, or cause
such Offender or Offenders to be apprehended, shall have such Satisfaction
therefore as the Governor and Council shall think fit.

    VII.  And be it further Enacted, That the Governor for the Time being,
may, as Occasion shall require, appoint, in any County within this Province,
three good and discreet Persons, whereof any two shall and may hear and determine
all or any such * Matters or Controversy, as shall arise between any
the Indians and the Inhabitants of this Province, as to him it shall seem meet.
                                            Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                                    THOMAS BACON.
    * By 1717, ch. 14, any Single Magistrate may determine such Controversies to the Value of

20 Shillings.  And by 1756, ch. 9, the County Courts are to determine where the Matter in
Dispute exceeds the Value of 20 Shillings, &c.

 

CHAP. XVII.
An Act for the Encouragement of Tillage, and Relief of poor Debtors.  Lib. LL. Nº
    4. fol. 142.  EXP.
        To endure for 3 Years.  Continued 1719, ch. 11.  A new Law made 1722, ch. 13.
 
Passed 3d
June 1715.
CHAP. XVIII.
An Act prohibiting the Importation of Bread, Beer, Flour, Malt, Wheat, or other
   
Indian or English Grain or Meal; Horses, Mares, Colts or Fillies from
   
Pensylvania, and the Territories thereto belonging.  Lib. LL. Nº 4. fol. 144.
    REP. 
1728, ch. 3.
 
Ditto.
CHAP. XIX.
An ACT prohibiting all Masters of Ships or Vessels, or any other
    Person, from transporting or conveying away any Person or
    Persons out of this Province, without Passes.  Lib. LL. Nº 4.
    fol. 146.
 
Ditto.
Be it Enacted, by the King's most excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice
and Consent of his majesty's Governor, Council, and Assembly of this Province,
and the Authority of the same,
That from and after the Publication 
hereof, any Person or Persons whatsoever, intending to depart this Province
Persons Intending
to
depart the
Province,
shall set up
Note thereof,


 
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