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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 108   View pdf image (33K)
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108 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,

And to the said Accounts when stated as aforesaid shall make Oath
that neither directly nor indirectly by himselfe or any other to his
use hath he alienated converted made use or disposed of any Fees
by him Collected but that he hath realy and bona fide accounted for all
such Sum or Sums of Tobacco as by him has been Collected belong-
ing to such officer or officers as aforesaid & for asmuch as the
Sheriffs Bonds have of late yeares been usualley taken in the County
Courts for the better conveniency of Sheriffs getting Security with-
out any certain forme thereof prescribed from whence arises many
inconvenyences as well to the publick Creditors as to the Officer and
others with such Sheriff concerned
Bee it therefore likewise further Enacted by the Authority afore-
said That all the Sheriffs bonds hereafter be [sic] taken throughout
this Province shall be made in manner and form following, viz.

Know all men by these presents that wee A. B. C. D. & E F of the
County of G. in the Province aforesaid Gentm are holden & firmly
bound unto his Sacred Majty King William The Third in the full
sum & just quantity of 200000lbs of good sound & Merchandable
Leaf Tobacco & Cask to be paid unto his said Majty his Heires &
Successors to the wch payment well and truly to be made wee binde
our selves & Either of us our and Every & Either of or Heires
Execut" & Administratrs Joyntly & Severally for the whole & in the
whole firmly by these presents as Witness or hands & Seales the day
of the year of his Majtys Reign Anno Dom.
The Condition of the above Obligation is such that if the above
bounden A. B. doe well and truly serve his said Majty his Heirs &
Successrs in the Office of high Sheriff of the said County of G. within
this Province aforesaid & allso shall render unto his said Majty &
others his Officers a true faithfull & perfect account of all and singu-
ler his said matters rights and dues & to his Officers a just and true
account of their fees that he shall or may be intrusted with by his
Majtys Governr & other his Officers within this Province aforesaid
to receive and collect & his accounts to his said Majty his heires and
Successrs or to his or their Governr here for the time being for the fines
forfeitures & other dues belonging to his said Majtys Governr as also
his account of all fees dues or Sums of mony or Tobacco for Leveys
or Fees due to any of his Majtys Officers and other good people
within this Province shall pass and account for by the 10th of Aprill
next ensueing the date hereof and in all other things as Sheriff of
the said County of G shall behave himselfe well and honestly to all
persons accord [sic] to the best of his power skill and knowledge
then this obligation to be voyd and of none effect or Elce to stand in
full force strength and vertue &c.

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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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