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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 378   View pdf image (33K)
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378 Assembly Proceedings, April 30-May 14, 1696.

Lib. L. L. 2

the party plaintiffe sues out his Writt against the defendant he
shall deliver therewith a true Copy of his declaration against
the defendant to the Sherriffe with the writt and if the sherriffe
Can Serve the said Writt eight days before the day of the
returne thereof and att the same time of Serving the same
shall Deliver the Defendant a Copy of the Declaration the

p. 110

sd Deft shall and is hereby bound and obliged to come to a
Tryall with the Plaintiffe upon the Cause att the returne of the
said Writt without any Imparleance or refference whatsoever
and it shall and may be Lawfull to the Justices of the Sevrall
County Courts before whom such matters shall be brought to
award Judgement against such defendant upon his refusall or
neglect to plead or answer Except in some very Extraordinary
Cases or Accidents att the discretion of the Justices And for
the Ascerteing the Allowances of the publick Leavy of this
Province and what each person has therein and for recovery of
the same the Sherriffe of the County shall att the next County
Court after the publick Leavy or Allowances Come to his hands
deliver a Copy thereof to the Clerk of the County Court
Signed by him as a true Copy under the penalty of Two
Thousand pounds of Tobacco for every time such Sherriffe
shall faile therein to the use of the Vestry of the parish where
the Sheriffe dwells and the Clarke shall make a true Copy
thereof attested by him and sett up att the Court house That
all persons haveing any Allowance therein may take knowledge
thereof and the other part shall Record under the penalty of
Two Thousand pounds of Tobacco to the use aforesaid which
fines & forfeitures shall and may be recovered in any County
Court by the Vestry as aforesaid by Action of Debt Bill plaint or
information wherein no Essoyne protection or wager of Law
shall be allowed.

p. 111

An Act for the Naturalization of John Edgar of Sommersett

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the Advice and Consent of this present Generall Assembly
and the Authority of the same That John Edgar of Sommer-
sett County Gentleman be by this present Act naturalized and
intituled to enjoy all Rights and Priviledges whatsoever within
this Province as any Naturall borne subject within this
Province might could or ought to do and shall be Capable to
sue or be sued to defend or be defended and that he and his
heires shall and may Enjoy any Lands Tenements Rents or
Hereditaments whatsoever to which he shall or may any wise
be entituled unto as if he was or had been a Naturall borne
Subject of this Province any Law usage or Custom to the
Contrary in any wise notwithstanding

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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