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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
Volume 52, Page 651   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 651

the Expences of Enlisting and Victualling Three Hundred Men for
the Royal American Regiment, including these already Enlisted by
Orders from his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esq; and conveying
them to such Place or Places, within this Province, as he shall judge
most convenient for the Officers of the Regiment aforesaid to receive
them at; and that the Residue thereof shall be laid out and applied
by the said Agents in Purchasing a Quantity of Wheat, for the use
of his Majesty's Forces, under the Command of the Earl of Lou-

Liber H. S.
No. 1

doun, and Transporting the same to New-York, to be delivered
there to such Person as shall be appointed by the said Earl of Lou-
doun to receive the same.

[2000 1. for

And to prevent any Abuses or Impositions by Public-House-
Keepers, in whose House any Officers or Soldiers may be Quartered
or Billetted, Be it Enacted, That no Public-House-Keeper, until
the Tenth Day of April next, shall charge to, or receive from, any
Officer under the Degree of a Captain, or Private Soldier, Quartered
or Billetted in his or her House, more than the following Rates,
viz. To a Commission Officer, under the Degree of a Captain, for
his Diet of such good and wholesome Food as is usually provided
by Ordinary-Keepers in this Province, with Small Beer or Cyder,
the Sum of Eighteen Pence Current Money per Diem, and Lodging :
And to a Private Soldier, for his Diet as aforesaid, with Small Beer,
the Sum of Twelve Pence Current Money per Diem, and Lodging.
And whereas every Precaution hitherto taken, to protect the Fron-

p. 292

[Pay for

tier Inhabitants of this Province, against the Incursions of the
Indians, has proved ineffectual; and it is generally thought that a
large Bounty for Indian Scalps or Prisoners would greatly conduce
to their Safety, by encouraging Parties of active Men not only to
go in Quest of them on our Borders, but even to Attack and Annoy
them in their own Settlements: And it is necessary for their better
Security and Protection, that a greater Number of Men be constantly
employed in Ranging on the Frontiers than have been hitherto em-
ployed in that Service, and that for this Purpose Three Hundred
Men (Officers included) be continued on Foot until the Tenth Day
of April next, and that the Two Hundred Men (Officers included)
raised in Virtue of the aforesaid recited Act, are thereby directed to
be disbanded on the Tenth Day of February next, Be it therefore
Enacted, That out of the aforesaid Sum of Twenty-five Thousand
Pounds, the further Sum of Three Thousand Pounds, and such Part
of the One Thousand Pounds by the said Act appropriated to the
Payment for Indian Prisoners or Scalps as remains unapplied, shall
be applied to the Payment for Indian Scalps or Prisoners, in the
Manner herein after mentioned, that is to say, For every Scalp of
an Indian Enemy (being the Skin of the Crown of the Head), and
for every live Indian Enemy, which any Inhabitant of this Province,
not being in the Pay of this Province as a Soldier, or Indian in

of 50 l. for
each Scalp,

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