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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
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608 Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1683.

Liber W. H.

make appeare to the said Respective Courts to bee of the said
goods Chatties & Creditts of the said deft in the hands of each
Respective Garnishee or Garnishees togeather with such Costs
only as such Garnishee shall putt the plt to, by denying him-
selfe to bee Indebted to such deft & Contesting the same, Pro-
vided alsoe that noe Shreife in any County within this Province
shall by any Attachmt or any Execucon had vpon such Attachmt
or any other Execucon whatsoever out of any Court in this
Province Leavy seize or take the goods & Chatties of any the
Inhabitants of this Province soe farr as to deprive them of all
Livelihood for the future butt that Corne for neccessary main-
tenance bedding gunn Ax potts & Labourers neccessary Tooles

with ouch like household Implemts & aminiccon for subsistence

shall bee protected from all such Attachmts & execucons what-
soever, And provided alsoe that such as shall bee found by
proofe or other Circumstances willfully to absent themselves
into the woods or else where from the shreiffs sight whereby
they cannot bee found to bee brought to a Tryall & such alsoe
as shall bee absent by flight or proscripcon out of this Province
(to bee averred vpon oath) shall have noe benifitt of any
favourable Interpretacon of this Law.
And bee itt enacted by the Authority aforesaid that from
henceforth any pson or psons haveing obtained any Judgemt
in any Court of this Province or which shall hereafter obtaine
any Judgemt in any Court of this Province agt any pson or
psons itt shall & may bee Lawfull to & for the said plt in the
said Judgemt att his will & pleasure insteed of any other
execucon without those prvious Requisites as above in this
Act prscribed & directed to take out an Attachmt agt the goods
Chatties & Creditts of the said deft in the said Judgemt in the
said plts owne hands or in the hands of any other pson or
psons whatsoever which said Attachmt shall likewise have the
Clause aforesaid, Comanding the Shreife of the said County
to whom itt shall bee directed att the time of executeing the
said Attachmt to make knowne vnto each pson & psons in
whose hands & possession the said goods Chatties & Creditts
of the said absent deft, shall bee attached that they bee &
appeare att the Respective Courts att the day of the Retourne
of such Attachmt to shew cause if they have any why the said
goods Chatties & Creditts soe as aforesaid in theire hands
attached should not bee Condempned & Execucon thereof
had & made as in other Cases of Recoverys or Judgemts given
in Courts of Record att which day of the Retourne of the said
Attachmt if the said deft shall not then appeare nor the said
Garnishee in whose hands the said goods Chatties & Creditts
of the said deft were attached shew sufficient Cause to the
Contrary the said Respective Courts shall & may Condemne



 
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