JOHN HART, Esq; Governor.
|and Tuum; and in all Cases criminal, to be paid according
to the Directions
of the * act of Assembly of this Province, for speedy Trial of Criminals,
and for the Payment of their Fees. And that it shall and
may be lawful
for the Justices of the several and respective County Courts of this
to allow unto every person or Persons that shall be summoned to give
their Evidence in their several and respective Courts, in any Action
depending in the said Courts, the Sum of Thirty Pounds of Tobacco
for every Day they attend as an Evidence, until such Cause shall be
ended, and no more; to be paid in the same Manner as Evidences that
the Provincial Court are herein before directed to be paid.
Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
* 1715, ch. 26. See the
Act of 1860, ch.
16, §. 6, for their Allowance of itinerant
to give Evidence in any other County.
In the County
Courts, 30 lb
|An Act ascertaining the Gauge and Tare of Tobacco Hogsheads; and
cropping and defacing Tobacco taken on board
Ships or Vessels upon Freight;
and for laying Impositions on Tobacco per the
Hogshead for the Support of Government;
and for encouraging Settlements in this Province
by ascertaining the
Manner of paying the Alienation Fines and Quit-Rents
to the Lord Proprietary
of this Province, on the Conditions therein mentioned,
Lib. LL. Nº 4. fol.
To remain in Force till the End of
the next Session which should happen after the 10th May
next ensuing. A new Act,
1716, ch. 8.
|An ACT for the better Administration o Justice in Testamentary
Affairs, granting Administrations, Recovery of Legacies,
Filial Portions, and Distribution of Intestates
Lib. LL. Nº 4. fol. 214.
Supplementary, and other Acts relating
hereto, are, 1718, ch. 5; 1719, ch 14; 1720, ch.
24; 1722, ch. 10; 1726, ch. 9; 1729, ch.
ch. 25; 1735, ch 17; 1752, ch 3; and
1758, ch. 4.
|WHEREAS for due Administration of
Justice, it is most necessary
that the Wills of all Persons may
be duly proved and executed,
and Letters of Administration of
the Estates of all Persons dying
without WIlls may be granted to
such Persons who have the best Right to
succeed thereto, and all Legacies
speedily recovered, and Filial Portions and
Orphans Estates duly secured, and
easily obtained, according to Law and Justice.
it Enacted, by the King's
most excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice
and Consent of his Majesty's
Governor, Council, and Assembly of this Province,
and the Authority of the same,
That the Judge or Commissary-General
for Probate of Wills, and granting
Administrations, hold his Court once
in Two Months at the least, or oftener,
as the Case shall require, and therein
shall proceed according to the Laws
of England now in Force, or to be
hereafter in Force, within Twelve
Months after such Laws shall be Published
in the Kingdom of Great-Britain,
if pleaded before him; saving in
such Cases, as by this present Act
is provided: And that it shall and may be
proved, any Last Will or Testament
within this Province, although the
same concerns Titles of Land; any
Law, Statute, Usage or Custom, to the
to the End that all Filial Portions
may be secured to the Children of all Persons dying Intestate, and Legacies
paid to Legatees of Persons making
Wills and Testaments; iBe it likewise
Enacted, by the Authority
once in two Months
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