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Alphabetical ABRIDGMENT



With References to the ACTS at Large, as contained in the foregoing COLLECTION.


ABATEMENT.  See Bonds, 3.  Lord Proprietary,
7-9.  Navigation Bonds, 2.
ABETTORS.  See Accessory.
ABJURATION.  See Protestant Interest.
ABSCONDING.  See Arrests, 4.  Attachment, 7, 9, 10.
    Demand of Debts, 1.  Execution, 1.  Limitation of Actions,
    4.   Manumission of Slaves, 3.  Suits at Law, 5.
    Tobacco Debts, 6.
ABUSE. See Servants, 12.
ACCESSORY.  See Boats, 1, 2.  Coins, 1.  Horse-Stealers,
    1.  House-breaking, 3.  Indians, 5.  Negroes,
    35.  Receivers of Stolen Goods, 1.  Thieving, 5.
    Tobacco Duties, 2.  Tobacco-Houses, 1.


    1.  Accounts which concern the Trade or Merchandize
between Merchant and Merchant, their Factors
and Servants, which are not Residents within this
Province, are excepted out of the Act of Limitation.
1715, ch. 23, §. 2.
    2.  Accounts sworn by the Creditor (before one
Provincial or County Magistrate) to be just and true,
and that he hath not received any Part, &c. shall be
received as good Evidence in any Court of Record, or
before a single Magistrate in Case of small Debts:
Unless the Defendant make appear that such Account
is false, in Part or in the Whole.  1729, ch. 20, §. 9.
    3.  The Defendant may, in like Manner, prove an
Account against the Plaintiff, which the Court shall
adjudge to be discounted out of the Creditor's Demand,
unless the same, or some Part thereof, be proved to be
false. Ibid. §. 10.
    4.  Provided that the Particulars of all such Accounts,
shall be delivered within Ten Days after the
several Articles become due, to the Debtor or Creditor
requiring the same; and that the Accounts shall be
proved within Twelve Months after the first Article
therein charged, shall become due.  Ibid. §. 11.
    5.  All Accounts proved by the Plaintiff shall be
filed with the Declaration; and all Accounts proved
by the Defendant shall be filed with the Clerk, ten
Days at least before the Trial Court, otherwise they
shall not be received in Evidence:  Except where Declaration
is sent with the Writ, in Order for Trial the
first Court; in which Case the Defendant may send a
Copy of his Account to the Clerk, the first Day of
Court, who shall file the same.  Ibid §. 12.
6.  Accounts, proved according to this Act, &c.
may be pleaded in Bar; and tho' of an inferior Nature,
shall be discounted.  Ibid §. 5.  See Discount in Bar.


    7.  Persons convict of wittingly Swearing or Affirming
falsely to any Account, shall suffer as in Case of
wilful Perjury.  Ibid. §. 15.
        See Attachment, 11.  Discount in Bar per Tot.
            Foreign Debts, 2.  Limitation of Actions, 1.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT of Deeds.  See Conveyances,
    4-13. Indian Lands, 12.  Manumission of
    Slaves, 4.   Negroes 50.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT of Sales, Mortgages, or
    Gifts of Goods or Chattels which remain in Possession
    of the Vendor, &c.  See Secret Sales, 1.
    Negroes, 50.
ACTIONS.  See Continuance of Actions.  Limitation of


    1.  Copies of all the Acts passed in each successive
Assembly, shall, from Time to Time be sent, by Writ
under the Great Seal, to the Sheriff of each County,
directing them to publish the same in their several
Counties, at their next County Court; and lodge

them with the County Clerk.  1715, ch. 25, §. 1.
    2.  The Chancellor to be paid such Fees for the

Transcript, as shall be allowed by the Assembly.
Ibid §. 2.
    3.  All Acts of Assembly shall be transmitted (within
ten Days after the End of each Session) to the Secretary's
Office; where the same shall be recorded in a 
substantial bound Book, and the said Book to be Alphabeted,
and the Secretary to affix his Seal thereto.
Ibid. §. 4.
    4.  The Clerks who Record the Acts, shall make
Oath, that they have carefully examined the Records
by the Original Acts:  All which shall be performed
within Six Months after the End of each Session.  Ibid.
    5.  The Secretary making Default herein, shall forfeit

10,000 lb Tobacco for every such Neglect; one
Half to the Support of Government, the other Half
to the Informer.    Ibid. §. 5.
6.  The Secretary to be paid in the public Levy, for
recording the Acts, so much as the General Assembly
shall think reasonable.  Ibid §. 7.
ADJOURNMENT.  See County-Court.


    1.  In Suit brought by any Orphan, or other Legatee,
on any Testamentary or Administration Bond, for
Default of Compliance with the Testamentary Laws,
the Court shall proceed to Judgment and Execution,
notwithstanding any Injunction or Chancery Proceeding
to delay the same, unless a final Decree be obtained



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