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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 210   View pdf image (33K)
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210 Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695.

Lib. L. L. 2

those Contracted within this Province as aforesaid Be it by
Statute Merchant or of the Staple Judgemt Bond or otherwise
do upon Tryall make it Sufficiently appear that such Exec-
utors or Administrators had due knowledge and Cognizance
thereof upon due proof thereof as aforesaid if such Executors
or Administrators shall have paid Debts of an inferior nature
not recovered against them by due Course of Law or suffered
Judgemt to go against them for any such Debt as aforesaid
without pleading such forreigne Debt in stay of judgement
such Executor or Administrator not haveing Assetts in his her
or their hands Sufficient to pay the Debt as aforesaid and
Satisfy the same the Court before whom such Action shall be
brought shall give judgemtt and award Execution against such
Executors or Administrators de bonis proprijs to such Creditor
or Creditors as afd as the Law in that Case directs any thing
in this present Act Conteined to the Contrary thereof in any
wise notwithstanding, and for that it hath been found of Evill
Consequence That Bonds Bills and other obligations under
the hand and Seale of any person or persons within this Prov-
ince which are of very Ancient Date and probably have been by
the person or persons who were Debtors thereby long before
paid and Satisfyed but for want of Due proof thereof or the
receipt for payment through length ot time become Casually
last such Debtrs are laid lyable by Law to pay and Satisfy such

p. 88

Debt or debts by them so formerly paid and Satisfyed as
aforesd Be it therefore Enacted by the Authority aforsd by and
with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That for the future no
Bill Bond or other Obligation under the hand & Seale of any
person or persons whatsoever that hath been or shall att any
time hereafter be taken of any the Inhabitants of this Province
aforesaid that shall not be renewed within five years from the
publication hereof or within five years from the takeing of such
obligation as afd and so for every five years successively be
sueable or Impleadable in any Court within this Province,
Debts due to their sacred Matys their heires and Successors,
Bonds formerly given or hereafter to be given into any office
within this Province or debts due to any persons under age
non Sane memorie an beyond the Seas and not returning
within five years as aforesaid (onely Excepted) Provided
That this Act nor any thing therein Conteined be Construed
or taken to give any Advantage or benefitt to persons fly-
ing out of this Province and not returning within the time
aforesaid anything in this present Act Conteined to the'
Contrary in any wise Notwithstanding.

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 210   View pdf image (33K)
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