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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 233   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, January — March 1647/8. 233

holders or other dwellers of this Province soe farre as to
deprive them of all livelyhood for the future but that Corne
for necessary mayntenance and Bedding Gun Axe pott and
necessary labourers tooles with such like household implements
and Ammunition for subsistance shall bee protected from all
Attachments or executions soe long as wee or they shall
inhabite within the province.
Provided that such as shall bee found by proofe or other
Circumstance willfully to absent themselves into the woods or
other where from the Sheriffes sight whereby they cannot bee
brought to a tryall, and such allsoe as shall bee intended to
depart or flye out of the province (to bee averred upon Oathe)
shall have noe benefitt of this Lawe But that an Attachment
or execution may issue forth on all or any of his or their Goods
or Chatties.

An Act touching Payment of Debts.

Noe Contracts or other Reckonnings upon Accompt booke
or otherwise then by speciality onely which shall bee above
nine months standing shall bee pleadable in any Courts of this
Province except such as have been before the end of this
Assembly Contracted.
And noe recovery (except upon bill bond or other Instru-
ment under hand writing) shall bee made upon any dead
man's Estate after the end of this Assembly except for debts
made afore, in any Courts of this Province. Any former Act
or order differing from this notwithstanding, noe Bill Bond or
other speciality under hand writing shall bee assigned over to
another without the Consent of the Debitor.

P. R. O.
Col. Ent. Bk.
No. 53

An Act touching Pagans.

Noe Inhabitant of this Province shall deliver any Gunns or
Ammunition to any Pagan for the killing of meate or to any
other use upon payne of forfeiture to the Lord Proprietor
1000 lb tobacco and loss of the partyes Gunn to him that shall
make seisure therof or take the same from such Pagan or to
him that shall informe therof and able to make proofe therof.

Provided that the Governor of the Province for his own per-
ticuler shall or may keepe and imploye any one Pagan att a
tyme and likewise have power to deliver any Arms or Ammu-
nition to any freinds Pagans for defence of the province as hee
shall see cause this act notwithstandinge.

This Act to bee in torce tenn dayes after the publication
therof in the Province.


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