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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
Volume 1, Page 108   View pdf image (33K)
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108 Assembly Proceedings, August 1641.

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Provided that in case his Lordship or his Leivtent Generall
shall at the request of the partie so condemned exchanges
such pains of death into Servitude That then such exchange
shall not exceed the time of Seaven years & that the master
or dame of the parties so pardoned of death shall be first
satisfied for, the terme of such parties Service unexpired from
the day of such unlawfull departure & for double the time of
his absence dureing his said departure

An Act For measures

whereas the want of a sett & appointed measure whereby
Corne and other graine might be bought & Sold wthin this
Province doth dayly breed inconveniencies in the pasing thereof
from man to man amongst the Inhabitants thereof Be it
Enacted By the Lord Proprietarie of this province by & with
the assent and approbation of the freemen of this Province
that from henceforth the measure used in Engld called the
Winchester Busshell be only used as the rule to measure all
things which are sold by the Bushell or barrell and all under

p. 73

proportions of dry measures to the Bushell The Barrell to
contein five of the said Bushell & no more or lesse and that
wthin 40 days next after the Proclamation of this act in every
County the Sherrif thereof shall procure a good bushell to be
made & syzed as above and shall have a Seal whereby he
shall seal that and all other measures by which Bushell and
Seal the Sheriff shall have allwayes in his custody as a rule
whereby others shall be syzed and Sealed which are to be
used in bying & Selling within the Province and at the expira-
tion of his office shall deliver the said measure and Seal to his
Successor to be kept as aforesaid And every partie convict
to have sold by any bushell or lesse or greater measure un-
sealed or differing from the foresaid after the feast of All
Saints next shall pay treble damages to the parties greived
and a fine of one barrell of Corne to the Lord Proprietarie
Provided likewise that for every Bushell so syzed and Sealed
by that in the Sherrifs keeping The Sherrif for his fee shall
have from the parties whose bushell it is four pounds of
Tobacco This Law to Continue for 2 years next after the
day of this Session

An Act For Causes Testamentary

Whereas the Laws of this Province now in force have not
Sufficiently provided for the disposeing of Administrations &
makeing just approysmt of the goods of Partyes deceasing


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