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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 237   View pdf image (33K)
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The Upper House. 237

of the House of Delegates

U. H. J.

The hon:ble

Col Nichs Lowe
Majr George Gale
Mr Robert Tyler
Mr Robert Skinner

Mr Solomon Wright
Mr Nathanl Dare
Mr John Salter

p. 571

The Conferees first proceed to take into Consideration her
Majesty's recommendation that the Gauge of Tobo
Hhds in
this Province should be the same with those of Virginia
In reference to which the Conferees are in Consideration
thereof unanimously agreed that her Majesty may be addressed
that our former Gauge may be continued for that the Tobo
Virginia being thick & waxy they can pack thereon 400 pds
in Cask of their Size more than we can in Cask of our
Size our Tobo
being thin & Chaffy and that till her Majestys
Pleasure be known therein our Gauge be 48 Inches the length
of the Stave & the Diameter of the heading be thirty Inches
not exceeding thirty two Inches and that a Forfeiture of five
hundd pounds of Tobo
for each Cask Exceeding the Gauge be
imposed on every Person or Cooper making or Setting up any
other Cask. And that if any master mate or Person belonging
to any Ship or Vessel shall crop squeese or deface any Tobo

Shipped on freight The master forfeit & pay five hund pds of
for every Hhd so cropt squeesed or defaced And in Case
any Hhd exceeding the sd Gauge shall happen to be taken on
board by any master undiscovered at the Time of taking the
same It shall be lawful for such masters to put such tobo
Shoar there to lye at the owners risque

As to that part of his Excell's Speech relating to Divulgers
of false news &c
It is likewise unanimously agreed by the Conferees that
the Justices of the several Countys have Authority to bind
such Persons over to their next Courts who have power to pun-
ish them as Disturbers of the Peace and that they cannot find
any way to make a Law to restrain such Reports but what will
Expose Innocent Persons to the malice of Informers
And as to that part of his Excells Speech in relation to
Sr Thos Lawrences Complaints touching Ordinary Licences
It is the opinion of the Conferees that Sr Thos Lawrence has
no right to the fine on ordinary Licences that a full answer be

drawn to his Complaint and sent to her Majesty for her better
Information & that it be therein mentioned that the fees of
the Secretarys Office are vastly Increased of Late through the
multitude of Business therein and that by means of the late
war the product of this Province is become of little value that
the ordinary Licence mony be continued to her Majesty as an

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