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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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124 Assembly Proceedings, March 1641/2.

Liber
C & W H

belong he shall be charged to that family where he had his last
abideing afore the time of the Certificate touching the persons
belonging to every family
And every house keeper and house keepers or one of them
inhabiting in any County of the province shall at some time
between the 25th of July and the 25th of August next Certifie
under his or their hands unto the Collector or Collectors of
that County or one of them in particular of all the persons
belonging to his her or their family or families within the Pro-
vince on the said 25th day of July upon pain of forfeiting 30l
of Tobacco for every person whereof he she or they shall fail
to make such Certificate as aforesaid
And every person comeing to inhabite within the Province
after the said 25th of July and before the 10th of August fol-
lowing not being a house keeper nor afore charged wth the
said paymt shall be accounted to that family where he shall
abide or sojourn for the greatest part of his abideing after such
his comeing into the Colony

An Act against Fugitives

It Shall be felony in any apprentice Servant to depart away
Secretly from his or her Master or dame wth intent to Convey

p. 79

him or her belt away out of the Province And in any other
person that shall wittingly accompany such Servant in such un-
lawfull departure as aforesaid And the offender therein shall
suffer paines of death and after his due debts paid shall forfeit
all his Lands goods & Chattells within the Province Provided
that in Case his Lordship or his Leivt Generall shall at the re-
quest of the party so condemned exchange such paines of death
into Servitude that then such exchange shall not exceed the
time of Seaven years And that the Master or dame of the party
so pardoned of death shall be first satisfied for the terme of
such parties Service unexpired from the day of such unlaw-
full departure, and for double the time of his absence dureing
his said departure

Published under the great Seal the 26th March 1642



 
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