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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
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Assembly Proceedings, May June 1674. 387

Proprietaryes of this Prouince the sume of two shillings starling
for every hogshead & quantity of an hoggshead of Tobacco
which should be att any tyme then after shipped in any Shipp
or vessell to be Exported out of this Prouince or any the Terri-
toryes Islands ports Rivers Creekes or places thereunto Be-


longing And itt was alsoe Thereby Ennacted that the said duty
& imposicon should be from time to time paid & satisfyed by
the master or masters of every such shipp or vessell respec-
tively in which any such Tobacco should be Exported uppon
his or their Clearing & takeing out his or their dispatch & dis-
patches for every such Respective shipp & vessell and before the
departure of such shipp or vessell from this Province and that
all and every master & masters of any shipps or vessells come-
ing into this Prouince should att their first arriveall here &
before their Loadeing on board any goods or Comodities of
the Growth Produccon or manufacture of this Prouince give
good & sufficient security & securities to the Lord Proprietary
of this Prouince or to the Leivtenant Generall of this Prouince
for the time being for the true payment of the said duty &
Imposicon accordingly And itt was thereby further Enacted
that all & every person or persons shipping or Ladeing on
board or attempting or Endeauoring to ship or Lade on board
in any shipp or vessell whatsoever any Tobacco for which the
said duty or Imposicon then was or should be due before such
security given by the master or masters of such shipp or vessell
for the payment of the duty or Imposicon before menconed
and a Certificate of such security given first had and obteined
under the hand and Seale of the Lord Proprietary Leivt Gen-
erall or Cheife Gouernour of this Prouince for the time being
or of such officer or officers on that behalfe for the time being
to be appointed should forfeite the same or the full value
thereof the one moyty whereof should bee to your Lordship
your heires and successors and the other moyty to him or them
who should seize or sue for the same by bill plaint or Informa-
con In any The Courts of Record within this Province
Provided allwayes that one halfe of the money by that Act
to be Raysed should be Imployed towards the maintaineing a
Constant Magazine with Armes and Amunicon for the Defence
of this Prouince and defraying other Publick Necessary Charges
of the Gouernment
Provided allwaies that soe long as the said Act should Con-
tinue noe Publick Leauy should be layd upon the freemen &
Inhabitants of this Prouince but by Consent of the said freemen
in open assembly first had & obteined and that dureing the
Continuance of the said act as aforesaid the Last Clause of an
act Intituled an act Concerning Leavying of warr within this
Prouince by which Clause itt is Enacted That all Charges

p. 74

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