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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 377   View pdf image (33K)
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Assembly Proceedings, April 30-May 14, 1696. 377

the use of the said County three Acres of Land in any part of
the said County att theire Election whereon to build a Court
house as aforesaid as they can agree with the Owners thereof
And in as much as the ffee of such Land by them Chosen to
build a Court house on may be in person non Compos Mentis,
non Sane memorie, Infants feme Coverts beyond the Seas or
otherwise disabled by Law to Alienate or grant the same or
perhapps persons altho not any ways disabled as afore-
said yett unwilling & obstinately refuseing to sell the same
to the use aforesaid Be it Enacted by the Authority Advice
and Consent aforesaid That in all or any such Cases the
Comissioners shall take unto them the Surveyor of the said
County and also Call unto them the Sherriffe of the said County
who is hereby Impowered to Sumons a Jury of Twelve ffree-
holders of the Vicinage of the sd Land so as aforesaid by them
Chosen to the intent aforesd who upon theire Oaths shall lay
out and Value the said Land haveing reguard that the same
be as little prejudicial to the Owners thereof as may be after
which laying out and Valueing of the said three Acres of
Land as aforesaid the said Comissioners are hereby Impowered
to Assess so much Tobacco upon the Inhabitants of theire said
County whereby to pay the Consideration or purchase money
to the Owners or other persons by them appointed to receive
the same by Virtue of which purchaseing Valueing laying out
of the said three Acres of Land and paying for the same as

Lib. L. L. 2
p. 108

aforesaid they shall have and Enjoy a good sure and indefeaz-
able Estate in ffee simple in the said three Acres of Land as
aforesaid to the use and behoof of the sd County as aforesaid
any Law Statute usage or Custom to the Contrary notwith-

An Act for Speedy Justice and Encouragement of Trade

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the Advice and Consent of this Generall Assembly and
the Authority of the same That from and after the Publication
hereof if any person or persons whatsoever be owing to any
person or persons residing withing or Trading into this Province
any sum or Sums of Tobbaco or money being above the sume
of two hundred pounds of Tobacco or twelve shillings and not
above the sume of Tenn Thousand pounds of Tobbacco or
fifty pounds Sterling being due by Bill Bond note Book or
Accompt or by any publick or County Allowance or any
Officers ffees where Execution is not given by Law for the
same and the party Creditor is Desireous of a Speedy recovery
of the same he shall and may by Virtue of this Law recover
the same in maner and forme following That is to say when

p. 109

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