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

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any exception at the veiwers judgment the owner of the
Tobacco shall name one and the Creditor or veiwer another
and (if they dissent) the Commander a third which two or three
shall determine the exception. Bad Tobacco shall be judged
ground leafes Second Crops leafs notably brused or worm
eaten or leaves house burnt sun burnt frot bitten wheather
beaten in the house sooty wett or in too high Case so that the
veiwer upon his concience may reasonably think that it is not
likely to last sound untill mid-Summer following, where a hogs-
head is found bad for the greater part it shall be burned where
for the lesse the owner shall forfeit four fold the quantity of the
bad (so that it exceed not the quantity conteined in the Cask
or chest whereof one half to the veiwer & the other to the Lord
Proprietary the veiwer shall have for veiwing 2l p hhd and for
receiveing 4l and for burning 10l Tobacco All cases incident
and all offences against the intent of this act shall be deter-
mined & Corrected by the Leivtent. Generall & Councell or by
the Commder & assistants of any County This Act to endure
for two years after the end of this Assembly

p. 71

The oath of a Veiwer

You shall sweare to veiw without delay with such ordinary
dilligence as you use or would use in Tobacco to be received
by yourself all Tobacco whereof yor Judgmt Shall be de-
manded within the hundred of N by Vertue of the law in that
behalf made you Shall not promise practise or contract to or
with any person or persons directly or indirectly to be willfully
or wittingly connivent partiall or difficult in the allowing
or disallowing of any Tobacco by you to be veiwed nor
shall you at any time before or after such veiwing directly
or indirectly take or receive any gratuity hire recompence or
bennefit in one thing or other for or in Consideration of such
veiwing allowing or disallowing of any Tobacco more or fur-
ther then the lawfull fee But true & impartiall judgmt shall
make & give whether it be bad or no by the intent of the said
Law according to the best of your skill & Concience and if
you find it bad you shall like true Judgmt make & give
whether you think it bad for the greater part or no And if
you judge it bad for the lesser part only You shall mill all the
bad out of it as neerly & exactly as you may with ordinarie
dilligence & the same shall burne according to the law & the
residue shall dispose of according to the law And if you
Judge it bad for the greater part of it you shall burne or cause
the whole quantity conteined in such Cask to be burned to
ashes without delay or favour so farr as the said Law shall per-

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