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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 Province,
to allow unto every person or Persons that shall be summoned to give
their Evidence in their several and respective Courts, in any Action or Controversy
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 attend
the Provincial Court are herein before directed to be paid.
                                            Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                                    THOMAS BACON.
    * 1715, ch. 26.  See the Act of 1860, ch. 16, §. 6, for their Allowance of itinerant Charges,
        when summoned to give Evidence in any other County.

In the County
Courts, 30 lb
Tobacco per

An Act ascertaining the Gauge and Tare of Tobacco Hogsheads; and to prevent
    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.
    206.  EXP.
    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.
Passed 3d
June 1715.
An ACT for the better Administration o Justice in Testamentary
    Affairs, granting Administrations, Recovery of Legacies, securing
    Filial Portions, and Distribution of Intestates Estates
    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. 24; 1729, 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.

    II.  Be 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
contrary notwithstanding.

    III.  And 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 aforesaid,


The Commissary-General
to hold
his Courts
once in two Months

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