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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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Assembly Proceedings, October 1640. 97


An Act For the Planting of Corne

Every hand planting Tobacco shall plant & tend two acres
of corne upon pein of forfeiting 200l Tobacco for every acre
wherein default shall be and so rateably for less default This
Act to endure for two years after the end of this assembly

An Act touching Marriages

No partie may Solemnize marriage with any woman afore
the banes 3 days before published in some Chappell or other
place of the County where publique instnts are used to be
notified or else afore oath made & caution entred in the County
Court that neither partie is apprentice or ward or precontracted
or within the forbidden degrees of consanguinity or under
govermt of parents or tutors and certificate of such oath &:
caution taken from the Judge or Register of the Court upon
paine of fine & recompence to the partie greived This Act to
endure for 2 years after the end of this Assembly

An Act Touching Servants Cloths

A Servant at the end of his Service shall have by the custome
of the Country one good Cloth suite of Keirsy or broad cloth a
Shift of white linen one new pair of stockins and Shoes two
hoes one axe 3 barrells of Corne and fifty acres of land five
whereof at least to be plantable women Servants a Years Pro-
vision of Corne and a like proportion of Cloths & Land

Liber
C & W H

An Act For rateing Artificers wages

The County Court may moderate the bills wages & rates of
artificers labourers & chirurgeons according to the most cur-
rent rate of Tobacco proportioned to the rates of the price of
the same or the like art labour or workmanship in England
This Act to endure for 2 years after the end of this Assembly

An Act Touching Tobaccos

No Tobacco shall be exported or attempted to be exported
out of the province untill it have been Sealed by a Sworne
veiwer upon pain of treble forfeiture The Commander of
every County shall appoint & Swear three veiwers in every
hundred to be Sworne in form and manner as is provided any
one that will may demand a veiwer to veiw any Tobacco where-
in he hath or may have interest paying the fee. If there be

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