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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1769-1770
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Acts. 163

tively, or the Produce thereof shall be distributed among all their
Creditors that shall apply therefor within Thirty days after the afore-
said Sale in Equal Proportion to their Demands

Liber R. G.

And be it further Enacted That all the Accounts Bonds Notes and
other Demands which any of the said Prisoners have against any
Person or Persons whatsoever shall be by the said Prisoner or Prison-
ers Assigned to the Sheriff in whose Custody such Prisoner or
Prisoners shall be at the Time of their Discharge and that such
Sheriff or Sheriffs shall and may maintain an Action or Actions
on such Demands as Assignee of such Prisoner or Prisoners in his
own Name
Provided always That such Creditor or Creditors require and
Demand such Sheriff to sue and give to such Sheriff a Bond to
indemnify him against any Charge that may accrue to him by means
of any such Suit and in Case of Recovery that then the Sheriff
make distribution of what shall be recovered to the Person or Persons
giving him such Security as aforesaid

[Bonds, &c.
belonging to
the Prison-
ers to be
assigned to
the Sheriff.]

And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That if
any of the Persons intended to be releived by this Act are and shall
be of sufficient Ability of Body to Labour such Person or Persons
not having a Wife or Family shall be and are hereby obliged to
serve for a Time not exceeding five Years to any Person or Persons
who are or shall be inclined to purchase the Time of Servitude of such
Debtor or Debtors and that the respective Sheriffs in whose Custody
the aforesaid Debtors or any of Them are be and are hereby author-
ized and Obliged to Summon two Justices of the Peace in the respec-
tive Counties at the request of the said Prisoners as soon as Con-
veniently may be after the End of this Session of Assembly and
after giving Five days Notice at the Court Houses of the respective
Counties of the intended Sale of such Debtor or Debtors Expose to
Sale in the presence of the said Justices such Debtor or Debtors and
the Time of his or Their Servitude to the Highest Bidder and the
Money arising from such Sale shall be as Effects of such Debtor or
Debtors in the Hands of the respective Sheriffs Subject as aforesaid
to a Distribution in Manner aforesaid and the Sale and Service of
such Debtor or Debtors as aforesaid is hereby directed to be taken
as full and sufficient Acquittal and discharge against all Debts due
from such Debtor or Debtors before such Sale — Provided That in
case it shall appear to the Satisfaction of the said Justices that any
of the said Debtors have offered since their Confinement to make
Satisfaction to their Creditors by Servitude and that their Creditors

if single, to
be sold for
Five Years.]

have refused to accept the same that the Time such Debtors have been
Confined in prison shall be deemed and taken as part of the aforesaid
Five Years and that they shall be obliged to serve only for such
Time as will compleat Five Years from the day of such offer of
Servitude and that in Case any such Single Person as aforesaid have

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