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An Abridgement of the Laws in Force and Use in Her Majesty's Plantations; 1704
Volume 193, Page 70   View pdf image (33K)
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70            An Abridgment of the Laws of

away was liable to satisfie to any person in this Province,
unless the same be otherwise satisfied in some
convenient time, or that in shore time he procure the
person so convey'd away to return again.  And whoever
shall entice, or privately carry away any Apprentice,
Servant or Slave, shall for every such Offence forfeit
and pay to the Imployer of such Apprentice, Servant,
or Slave, treble Damages and Costs.
    X.  No person shall trade, barter, or any ways deal
with amy Servant or Slave belonging to any Inhabitant
within this Province, without leave first had of the
Master., Mistress or Overseer, under the Penalty of 2000 l.
of Tobacco, one half to the King, the other tot he
Master, &c.
    XI.  If the Goods so traded or bartered as aforesaid
shall exceed the sum of 1000 l. of Tobacco, the Party
whose Goods shall be imbezled or barter'd away as
aforesaid, shall have his Action of Law for the Damage
sustain'd; against the person so dealing and bartering for
the same.  And in case the person so offending shall not
be able to satisfie the same, then he shall be bound over
by some one Justice of the Peace, to appear at the Provincial
or County Court, where upon Conviction he
shall be punished, by whipping on the bare Back with
30 stripes.
    XII.  A Servant Imported into this Province, without
Indentures, if above the age of 22 years, shall be
obliged to serve 5 years, if between 18 and 22, 6 years;
if between 15 and 18 years, 7 years; if under 15, he shall
serve till he attains the Age of 22 years.
    XIII.  Servants transported hither from Virginia,
shall compleat their time of Service here, which they
should have performed there, and no more.
    XIV.  All Owners or keepers of any such Servant as
aforesaid, shall within 6 months after the receiving such
Servant into their custody (if they claim more than 5
years service of such Servant) bring him or her into the
County Court,  where the age of such Servant shall be
judged and entred upon record, under the Penalty of
1000 l. of Tobacco, to the King for support of the Government,
    XV.  All Servants transported into this Province,
shall have their time of Service commence from the first


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An Abridgement of the Laws in Force and Use in Her Majesty's Plantations; 1704
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