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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 102   View pdf image (33K)
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102 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 20-Oct. 18, 1694.

Lib. L. L. 2.

or Persons to Depart this Province for which Pass the party
shall pay to the Person signing the same the Sume of Two
shillings and six pence Sterling and if any person or persons
upon any suddain or Emergent occasion are necessiated to
Depart this Province not haveing sett up his her or their
name or names att the Secretarys Office aforesaid then such
person or persons giveing good and sufficient security to the
Governor Keeper of the Great Seale or Secretary to discharge
and pay all Debts and Accounts whatsoever due and owing,
from the sd persons to any of the Inhabitants then the said
person or persons so Departing may have a Pass as aforesaid

p. 55

And be it further Enacted that any Master of Ships or Ves-
sells or other person whatsoever that shall Transporte or Con-
vey out of this Province by Land or Water any ffreeman being
indebted by Bill Bond Accompt or otherwise to any Inhabi-
tant thereof without such pass under the hand of the Gov-
ernor, Chancellor or Secretary aforesaid shall be lyable to
satisfy all such Debts Engagements and Damages to the
person or persons to whom such Debt or Damages respec-
tively shall be due within this Province Except the same be
otherwise Satisfyed or that the Transporter or Conveyor away
of such person or persons procure such person or persons to
returne againe in one month after whereby he may be lyable
to Justice here and every such person as aforesaid as shall
Transporte or Convey away out of this Province any Servant
or Servants being Servants here by Condition for wages
Indenture or Custom of the Country shall be lyable for to pay
and Satisfy unto the Master or Owner of such Servant or Ser-
vants so Carried away all such Damages as he or they shall
make appear to be Justly due to such Master or Owner for
want of such Servant or Servants as the Court before whom
such Cause shall be tryed shall think fitt, and whereas severall
ill minded people inhabiting and residing att the head of the
Bay have Customarily sett persons over the head of the Bay
and Susquehannah River being either ffelons Debtors or run-
away Servants from the more remoter parts of this Province
for some small Advantage they haveing in buying or getting

p. 56

such money Goods or Apparell by them feloniously purloyned
from their Masters and other Owners by which means they
may have easy Access to another Governmt in reterdation of
Justice and to the great Damage of such Creditors Masters or
Owners aforesaid Be it therefore Enacted by the Authority
aforesaid by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That
from and after the publication hereof no person or persons
Inhabiting or being att the head of the Bay or in any other
part of this Province shall Transporte or Convey or Cause to
be Transported or Conveyed any person or persons over

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