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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
Volume 19, Page 596   View pdf image (33K)
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596 Assembly Proceedings, May 26-June 11, 1697.

Lib. L. L. 2

his Matys Secretary the Honble Henry Jowles Esqr Chancellor
of this Province and the HonbLe Kenelm Cheseldyn Esqr
Comissary Generall or the Survivors of them are hereby
requested Authorized Impowered & desired to settle and
place the Severall Records and proceedings and the Clerks
and Officers in the Severall Offices and places above Enacted
and ordained for the uses aforesaid as soon as the said house
is finished and Compleated and any Clerk that shall att any
time hereafter either remove or Convey out Except before
Excepted any Records or process of their respective Office or

p. 156

neglect or omitt to keep their Records in good Order and
duly Entred up according to the Tenor of this Act shall upon
due proof thereof made agt such Clerk & Conviction thereof
in the Provinciall Court of this Province be lyable to be pun-
ished by fine of one Thousand pounds of Tobbacco or be for-
ever after incapable of bearing the Office of Clerk in this
Province either or both punishments as by the Justices before
whom the matter is tryed shall adjudge any Law Statute or
Usage to the Contrary notwithstanding.

An Act for the Naturalization of Stephen Francis an Italian
and George Sleycomb a German borne

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the Advice and Consent of this p'sent Generall Assembly
and the Authority of the same That Stephen Francis and
George Sleycomb be from henceforth adjudged reputed and
taken as naturall borne Subjects of this province and that they
the sd Stephen Francis and George Sleycomb by the Authority
aforesaid are hereby Enabled and adjudged to all Intents and
purposes to Demand Challenge Ask have hold and Enjoy any
Lands Tenements and Hereditamts and all other Rights and
priviledges but what is herein after Expressed as if the said
Stephen and George had been naturall borne Subjects of this

p. 157

Province also the said Stephen and George are hereby Enabled
to prosecute maintain Justify and Defend all maner of Actions
Suites pleas plaints and all other demands whatsoever as fully
Lawfully & securely as if they the said Stephen and George
had been naturall borne Subjects of this province Provided
That this Act or anything herein Conteined shall not be Con-
strued or taken to Enable or qualifye the above persons to
enjoy or hold any place, Office, Calling, or Imployment pro-
hibited or not Tollerated by the late Act of Parliament of
England Intituled An Act for preventing frauds and regulate-
ing abuses in the Plantation Trade or any other Statute Law
of England any thing in this Act to the Contrary thereof in
any wise notwithstanding



 
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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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