holders or other dwellers of this Province soe farre as to
deprive them of all livelyhood for the future but that Corne
for necessary mayntenance and Bedding Gun Axe pott and
necessary labourers tooles with such like household implements
and Ammunition for subsistance shall bee protected from all
Attachments or executions soe long as wee or they shall
inhabite within the province.
Provided that such as shall bee found by proofe or other
Circumstance willfully to absent themselves into the woods or
other where from the Sheriffes sight whereby they cannot bee
brought to a tryall, and such allsoe as shall bee intended to
depart or flye out of the province (to bee averred upon Oathe)
shall have noe benefitt of this Lawe But that an Attachment
or execution may issue forth on all or any of his or their Goods
An Act touching Payment of Debts.
Noe Contracts or other Reckonnings upon Accompt booke
or otherwise then by speciality onely which shall bee above
nine months standing shall bee pleadable in any Courts of this
Province except such as have been before the end of this
And noe recovery (except upon bill bond or other Instru-
ment under hand writing) shall bee made upon any dead
man's Estate after the end of this Assembly except for debts
made afore, in any Courts of this Province. Any former Act
or order differing from this notwithstanding, noe Bill Bond or
other speciality under hand writing shall bee assigned over to
another without the Consent of the Debitor.
P. R. O.
Col. Ent. Bk.