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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
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Assembly Proceedings, October 1671. 323


vse of the Publick att the discrecon of the Justices of the said
Court and the other third part to the Informer or him or them
that shall sue for the same The said ffine to be Recovered in
any Court of Record within this Prouince by bill plaint or In-
formacon wherein noe Essoyne proteccon or wager of Law to
be allowed And be itt further Enacted and ordeined by the
Authority aforesaid by and with the aduice & assent aforesaid
That from and after the End of this present Session of Assem-
bly noe sherriffe Subsherriffe or Deputy Sherriffe of any County
or Clerke Sub-Clerke or Deputy Clerke of any County Court
or other person that hath any thing whatsoever to doe with the
Records of the said County Court shall in the said County
Court where he is sherriffe Sub-sherriffe or Deputy sherriffe
Clerke Sub Clerke or Deputy Clerke or hath any thing to doe
with the Records as aforesaid plead as an attorney within the
said County Court within this province for any person whatso-
ever That for every such Cause he shall soe plead in the said
County Court within this Prouince of which County he is"
Sherriffe Subsherriffe or Deputy sherriffe or of which County
Court he is Clerke Sub clerke or Deputy Clerke or hath any
thing to doe with the Records of the said Court he shall for-
feite for every such offence the sume of Two thousand pounds
of Tobacco two third partes thereof to be forfeited to the Lord
Proprietary to be disposed on to the defraying the Charge of
wolues heads and the poore of the County wherein the offence
shall be Comitted by the order & att the discrecon of the Com-
issioners of such County from time to time or the Major parte
of them the other Third part to the Informer or him or them
that shall sue for the same the said fine to be Recovered in
any Court of Record within this Prouince by Bill plaint or In-
formacon wherein noe Essoyne Proteccon or wager of Law to
be Allowed

An Act for Stay of Execucons after Aprill
Court

Liber
W H & L

Whereas many the Inhabitants of this Prouince are and haue
been Exeedingly greived and burthened by Execucons laid
uppon them for Tobacco in the summer time when it is not
possible for them to procure Tobacco for payment and satis-
faccon of their Creditors by meanes whereof they are often-
times kept in prison a long time and thereby disabled from
tending and makeing their Cropps to the great prejudice (if
not Ruine) of many the Inhabitants of this Prouince being
thereby left destitute of any meanes to satisfye their Creditors
for preuencon whereof for the future Bee itt Enacted by the

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