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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 485   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Sept. — Oct. 1663. 485

wch the Speaker returned into the Vpper house & desired their
reasons might be sent to the Lord Propr and sayd that if the
Leiutennr Generall pleased he might yeild the reasons of the
Vpper howse Sr Wm Berkeley and the Governmt of Virginea
but that they should stick to their owne reasons or words to
that Effect.
After which the Leiutennt Generall ajourned the Assembly
till the first Tuesday in September 1664.

U. H.


Acts made att the Generall Assembly Begun
att St Maryes the fifteenth day of September
Annoq. Domini one thousand six hundred Sixty
three in the two and thirtieth yeare of the Do-
minion of the Right Honble Ceecilius Absolute
Lord Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland
and Avalon Lord Barren of Baltemore &ca And
there Continued till Saturday the third of Octo-
ber following & thence adjourned till the second
Tuesday in September 1664.

An Act Prohibitting Arrests upon the Sabbath dayes
and dayes of Generall Musters & Trayning

Whereas Itt hath been the frequent practice of Sherriffes and
other (persons) officers for their owne ease and Benefitt to re-
payre to the Churches and other places of Publick meetings
upon the Lords day Commonly called Sunday as alsoe vnto
the vsuall places of Mustering and Trayning for millitary
affayres on purpose to Serve Warrants and Execucons and
other writts by which meanes men in danger of Arrests haue
been deterred from the Service of God & the Lord Proprietary
of this Prouince. Bee itt therefore Enacted by the Lord Pro-
prietary by and with the Assent of the upper & Lower house
of this Generall Assembly That noe Sherriffe or his officer
shall from henceforth Execute any writt or warrant upon any

W H & L.
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person or persons within this Province either vpon the Sabbath
day or upon Any Trayneing Mustering dayes for millitary
Concernment or Ellection of Burgesses Prouided allwayes that
itt shall and may be Lawfull for the Sherriffe or any other
officer to apprehend and Carry to prison any person or persons
for Ryotts felony or Suspicon of Fellony or for Escapes out
of Prison when under Execution upon any day att any place
any thing in this Act to the Contrary Notwithstanding Pro-
vided alsoe that it may be Lawfull for any Sherriffe to Arrest
any person or persons att a Mustering day that is not bound

p. 27

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