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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9. 53


That is to say menacing of another to doe him harm in per-
son or goods and the offender shall be imprisoned untill he
doe find Sureties for the peace withdrawing of ones Self out of
an English Plantation to inhabit or reside among any Indians
not christnecl without Consent of the Lord proprietary or his
Leiutenant Generall and the offender Shall be imprisoned
untill he shall find Security to perform the order of the Judge
therein Swearing which is the prophane Adjuration by God or
some holy creature and the offender Shall be fin'd five pound
of Tobacco or one Shilling Sterling to the Lord Proprietary
Drunkenness which is Drinking with excess to the notable
perturbation of any organ of sence or motion and the offender
shall forfeit to the Lord Proprietary thirty pound of Tobacco
or five Shillings Sterling or otherwise shall be whipped or by
some other Corporall Shame or punishment Corrected for
every such excess at the discretion of the Judge Fornication
which io unlawful copulation between parties not married
and the offender or offenders shall be publickly whipped or
otherwise pay such fine to some publique use as the Leiuten-
ant Generall and Councell Shall impose Adultery which is
unlawfull copulation where one partie is married and shall be
punished as fornication but with a more painfull whipping or
grevious fine Masters or Mistresses refuseing to give their
Servants necessary or convenient food loding or Clothing or
to performe such covenants for wages or otherwise as they are
bound to do by their Indentures or the law of the province
And the offender Shall be imprisoned till he or she find Sure-
ties to performe the order of the Judge therein And the partie
offending or convicted the second time shall lose his or her
right and bennefitt of the Indentures and of the law or Cus-
tome of the Country and the Servant Shall be sett free (except
the Master doe appeal to the County Court)

I.iber
C & W H

p. 19

Servants refuseing to performe the Lawfull Commands of
their Masters or Mistresses or of their assigne or overseer or
neglecting to doe the labour which they ought to doe or un-
justly complaining against their Master or Mistress or offending
any other wise against their duty or Indenture and the Servant
so offending shall be publickly whipped or otherwise Corrected
at the discretion of the Judge working in Survile Labour upon
the Lords day or other holy days published aforesaid and in
the Church to be kept as holy without case of necessity to be
allowed by the Judge and the Master Mistress or other free-
men offending therein Shall forfeit thirty pound of Tobacco or
five Shillings Sterling for his own default and thirty pound of
Tobacco or five Shillings Sterling more for the fault of every
of his Servants offending by his Command or Consent eating
flesh in time of Lent or on other days (Wednesdays excepted)

p. 20



 
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