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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 451   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April 1662. 451


Assembly That the Comrs in every County Court yearely some
tyme in the moneth of March doe prsent to the Right Honoble
the Lord Proprietary or his heires or his or their Leiut! and
cheife Governor of this Province three persons Inhabitants of
that County not haueing been Sherriffe the yeare then ending
out of which three his said Lop or his heires or his or their
cheife Governor shall appoynte one to serue as Sherriffe And
that such Sherriff soe prsented & appoynted as aforesaid shall
serue as Sherriffe one yeare and noe longer
And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesd that every

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such Sherriff shall give bond to the Comrs of each respective
County for the due performance of his office And that the
respectiue Countyes shall be security to the Lord Proprietor or
his Leiuetenn! Generall or cheife Governor for the Sherriffe
(by such respective Courts prsented) for the due pformance
of his Office as aforesaid This Acte to endure for three yeares
or to the end of the next Generall Assembly.

The Lower howse haue The Vpper howse haue
Assented Assented
Wm Bretton Clk. John Gittings Clre.

p. 149

An Acte touching
Runawayes

Whereas severall Masters and Mistresses of servants have
Susteyned greate prjudices Losses and Damages by reason of
their Servants running Away or absenting themselues from
their Masters Mistresses or Dames Service And that Lawe
made and Enacted by Capt Wm Stone Anno 1650 doth not
reach to the effectuall prvencon of such Runawayes, and what
was then intended by that Acte; Be it therefore Enacted by
the Lord Proprietary by and with the Consent and approbacon
of this prsent Generall Assembly that noe Servant shall Travayle
aboue two Myles from his or her Masters Mrs Dames or Over-
seers howse without a pass Certifficatt or wryting from vnder
such their Master Mistresses Dames or Overseers hand. And
any Inhabitant of this Province wittingly or willingly Enter-
tayning such Runawayes Servant one night Contrary to the
intent of this Acte shall be lyable to all damages such Mrs Mis-
tresses Dames or Overseers shall susteyne by such Servants
unlawfull departure without Certifft as aforesaid as the Cort
before whome such case called shall adjudge the same And
be it further Enacted tht all Inhabitants whatsoeuer of this
Province by vertue of this Acte (though not authorized thereto
by Comon are impowred to Examine all Strangers and other
suspicious psons either Servants or Freemen, that shall not


 

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