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Such next of
Kin receiving
the Balance,

shall give Administration-Bond
with Security.

The Commissary-General,
on Information
may examine
the Person
of upon
Oath, &c.
shall pay the same out of the Public Stock of such School, if so much in their Hands, if not,
then so much as shall be in their Hands, and the REsidue when they shall receive so much for the
Use of such School.

    VI.  Provided also, That in case such next of Kin shall receive such Balance
from such Treasurer or Public Stock of Schools, he shall, and is hereby
obliged, on (or before) such Receipt, to give such Administration Bond,
with Security according to Law, to refund to such Administrator, such Sums
as shall at any Time thereafter be made appear to be due from the Deceased's
Estate, and by him regularly discharged, for which he has not been formerly

    VII.  And whereas many Widows, or others, having the Deceased's Effects
in their Hands, and Right to the Administration thereof, designedly suffer
other Persons to Administer, whose Mouths are easily stopped, with part
of the Estate's being delivered them, and bring only such Part of the Appraisement,
to the great Dishonour of the Deceased, and Deceit of the Living:
For Prevention whereof: as well as of frequent tedious Suits, for the
detecting such Concealments; Be it Enacted, by the Authority, Advice and
Consent aforesaid,
That it shall and may be lawful for the Commissary-General,
for the Time being, on Information or Complaint of any such Concealment,
to cause the Person so complained of to be examined upon oath, before
such Commissary-General, or Deputy Commissary in such County where
the Person lives, for the Discovery of such concealed Effects or Estates; upon
such Discovery, and refusing or delaying to deliver the Effects so discovered,
and to make Satisfaction for the same, to issue an Attachment against such
Concealer, to oblige him, her or them to comply therewith.
                            Examined and Compared with the Original Act, REVERDY GHISELIN,
                                                                                                                    THOMAS BACON.


Passed 6th
June 1719.
An ACT for the Encouragement of an Iron Manufacture, within
    this Province.  Lib. LL. Nº 4. fol. 445.

Writ of ad
quod Damnum
may be taken
out for uncultivated
Lands, to set 
up a Forging-Mill,
WHEREAS it is represented to this present General Assembly, That
there are very great Conveniences of carrying on Iron-Works
within this Province, which have not hitherto been embraced for
want of proper Encouragements to some first Undertakers, altho' the Consequences
thereof might not only be considerably advantageous to the persons
immediately concerned therewith, but also to the Public Trade of Great-Britain,
and this province; and for that it may so happen that the Lands or
Places most proper for the fixing Forge-Mills, and other Conveniencies for
the carrying on such considerable Works, may happen to be within the Bounds
of any lands already reserved to his Lordship's Use, or such Lands as are in
the Hands or Possession of Persons under Age, or unable to be at the Charge
of carrying on such considerable Works, or else such as are wilfully obstinate,
to the Hinderance of such Persons as would purchase such Lands or Places as
should be fit for the carrying on so great Works, and setting them up, to the
Increase of our Trade and Navigation, the Peopling of this Province, and to
the Advantage of his Lordship, by the Encouraging the Taking-up of such remote
and barren Lands as are now entirely useless and uncultivated;

    II.  Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietary, by and with
the Advice and Consent of his said Lordship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower
Houses of this present General Assembly, and the Authority of the same,
That if
any Person or Persons from and after the Publication hereof, shall desire to
set up such Forging-Mill, and other Conveniencies for the carrying on such
Iron-Works, upon any Land not before cultivated, next adjoining to any Run
of Water within this Province, not being the Estate of Inheritance of such

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