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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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352 Assembly Proceedings, October 1654.

L. O. K.
No. 3
Liber B

Act concerning Collo Cleyborne
Act concerning deserted plantacons & Seatings
Act concerning Inegos ffort
Act concerning Mutinies & Seditious Speeches

37 Accompts without Specialty

It is Enacted and Declared by the Authority of this present
Generall Assembly That one bargains Contracts or accompts
without Specialty which are above nine months standing shall
be recoverable which is to be understood as well of Dead men's
Estates as otherwise


38 An Act for all Servants Comeing into
the province with Indentures

It is ordered & Enacted by the Authority of this present
Generall Assembly, that all Servants Coming into this province
without an Indenture or Covenant if they be above the age of
twenty yeares shall serve four yeares from 16 years of age
unto twenty six years, from twelve to Sixteene, shall serve
seven yeares, if they be under twelve, they shall serve untill
they come to the age of one & twenty years
All masters and owners shall bring or Cause to be brought
Such as aforesd Servants at or before the third Court in their
respective Counties, To the End that the said Court may Judge
of their age which shall be Entred in a Book of Record to be
kept for that purpose and the Clark of the Court shall have
three pounds of Tobacco for Every such Entry, and in case

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either party find himself agrieved at Such Determination they
or either of them shall have Liberty all the time of such Service,
to procure a Sufficient Certificat of such person's age who shall
Serve according to Such Certificat, And all persons having
Servants with Indentures, whether by Indenture or purchase,
shall within the aforesd time bring or Cause to be brought such
Servant with his Indenture into the said Court before a Justice
who shall Certifie the same to the next Court. And there
Record the said Indentures with the knowledge of the Servant,
and the Clarke shall have the like fee as formerly, to be paid
by the master of the st Servant
That all Servants at the Expiration of their Severall times of
Service (if there be no other agreement) besides their old
Cloathes shall be allowed one Cloth suit one pair of Canvis
Drawers, one pair of Shoes and stockings one new Hatt or
Capp, if he hath not one Sufficient at that present, one falling
Axe one weeding Hoe, two Shirts and three Barren's of Corne,



 

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