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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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342 Assembly Proceedings, October 1654.

L. O. R.

No. 3
Liber B

shall be Lawfull and the duty of the Sheriff to issue out vvritts
as aforesaid within tenn dayes after such fayler, and if the
Sheriff be Delinquent therein, then the Courts of the respec-
tive Counties shall have power to summon the people that are
Capable for the Election of Burgesses for the said Assembly
and that Every Assembly so Called shall be Deem'd and
accompted unlawfull Assembly

8 Publique Levies

It is Enacted and Declared wth the Consent and by the Au-
thority of this present Generall Assembly that all publique
Charges of the Province shall after this present yeare be
Levied not only upon persons taxable but also upon such
visible Estates in the Province as followes, all Servants as well
as freemen shall be taxed by the poll (Except women Servants
such as are not negroes or Indians women who are taxable

Every hundred acres of Land shall be taxable to the value
of the fourth part of a poll female.

Cattle of three years old the same, male of five yeares old
the same, females of 2 years the 8th part of a poll, Males of 2
years old the 16th of a poll horses and males taxable to the
same as a poll.

The Tenant for yeares not to pay the Levie for tht Land wch
he so holds if the Landlord be Resident in the County, if the
Landlord be not Resident in the County, The Tenant shall pay
the said Levie for Land but to be allowed so much from the
said Landlord or the rents of the Land


9 An Act concerning Drunkeness

It is Enacted that Every person or persons that shall be
found Drunk and Lawfully Convicted shall pay for such offence
by him or them Committed one hundred pounds of Tobacco
to the publick use

p. 425

That all officers and Magistrates in the Province from the
highest to the Lowest shall use all Lawfull meanes, to Convict
such as in their presence are to their knowledge, shall be
Drunke, And to bring them to such Tryall and punishment as
the Law Provides, And if any such Magistrate or officer shall
hear of any such offence, he shall by this Law be Enjoyned to
make Enquiry thereof and bring the person to punishment.
That all and Every person or persons in this Province that
shall see any one Drunk and shall not within three days make
it known to the next magistrate shall be Lyable to the fine ot
one hundred pounds of Tobacco and Every master or mistress



 

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