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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 277   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 3-19, 1695. 277

Quality of the said skinns by him her or them Exported as
aforesaid & whether the same be his her or their proper
Goods and Comoditys or the goods and comoditys
of any other person or persons then whether he she
or they to whom they properly belong as aforesaid be
Inhabitants or Residents of this Province aforesd which said
Oath shall be Exhibited by the severall and respective Navall
Officers or their Deputys thereunto Especially appointed and
if any pson or persons whether Inhabitants or non residents
shall put on Board any ships or other Vessell any furrs or skins
for which he she or they shall not have paid the Imposition

Lib. L. L. 2

aforesaid or given Good and sufficient Caution for the same
to the navall Officer of such Porte and place from whence such
furrs and skins shall be Shipt as aforesaid or to his Deputy for
the time being & a Certificate from under the hand of such
Navall Officer or his Deputy produce for the payment or Cau-
tion by him given for the payment of the Imposition aforesaid
he she or they so offending shall forfeitt and loose all his her
or theire furrs or skinns so Shiped as aforesaid one halfe
thereof to his said Maty and his Successors for the use afore-
said the other halfe to him or them that shall Informe and sue
for the Same to be recovered by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or
Information wherein no Essoyn Protection or wager of Law
shall be allowed And that the Mr of any such Ship or Vessel
that shall Willingly or knowingly take on Board his said Ship
or Vessell any furrs or Skinns as aforesaid for which the party
or partys Shiping the same shall not produce a Certificate as
aforesaid being thereof Lawfully Convict shall forfeitt and pay
the sume of five Thousand pounds of Tobacco one halfe
thereof to his Sacred Maty and his successors for the use afore-
said the other halfe to him or them that shall Informe and sue
for the same to be recovered as afd and th' the Severall and
respective Navall Officers of the severall & respective Portes
may and are hereby Authorized & Impowered when and as
often as he or they shall think fitt to Enter into any Ship or
Vessell Tradeing to and from this Province or into any house
Warehouse or other building and open any Trunk Chest Cask

p. 100

or fardle and Search to make in any part or place of such Ship
or Vessell houses or buildings as afd where such Navall Officer
shall suspect any such furrs or Skinns to be as aforesaid for
which no Account is given or Duty paid as aforesaid and upon
finding any such furrs or skinns unqualifyed for Exportacon
as aforesaid them to seize and have Condemned as by this
Law is before directed And be it further Enacted by the
Authority aforesaid by & with the Advice and Consent afore-
said That from and after the publication hereof as aforesaid all
persons not being inhabitants of this Province Exporting out

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