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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March 1697/8-July 1699
Volume 22, Page 464   View pdf image (33K)
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464 Assembly Proceedings, June 29-July 22, 1699.

Lib. L. L.

hereby Impowered from time to time and as often as to them
shall seem Convenient to make & Ordein such necessary
Rules and orders for the well Governing & better regulating
the said County Courts and the Officers to the same belonging
and Suitors to the same as to them in their discretion shall
seem requisite and under Such ffines as they shall think fitt
not Exceeding one hundred pounds of Tobbacco for any one
Offence all which ffines to be Imployed to the use of the poor
of each respective County which Rules and Orders so by
them to be made and ordained shall be fairly Transcribed by
their severall County Clk. and att every the County Courts
sett up att the Court house door that all persons may View
and Peruse the same and regulate themselves accordingly
And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that where any
Judgement is had in any County Court for any Matter or
thing whatsoever and after such Iudgemt is had & obteined
the party against whom the Same is had many times flyes
into an other County out of the Jurisdiction of the said Court
it shall and may be Lawfull for the Plaintiffe to procure a
Certificate from the said Justices of such partys flying and
thereupon the Justices of the Provincial Court shall award
Execution agt the body or Goods of the said Party any Law
Statute or Usage to the Contrary in any wise Notwithstanding
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesd that any

p. 180

Bills Bonds or other Specialtys Books Debts or Accts proved
before Two Justices of the Peace of any County or one
Justice of the Provinciall Court and Just Creditt given to the
same and that the Ballance thereof is wholy due and unpaid
and Certifyed under the hands of the sd Justices shall be
sufficient Evidence as well in the Provinciall and County
Court within this Province any Law Statute or usage to the
Contrary Notwithstanding.

An Act Ascerteining what Damages shall be Allowed upon
protested Bills of Exch:

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the advice and Consent of this Present Generall Assembly
and the Authority of the same That there shall not be
Allowed to any person or persons whatsoever having Iust
Cause to Implead any person or persons whatsoever liveing
or resideing within the Province in any Court wthin this Prov-
ince upon any Bill of Exchange drawn for any sume or sums
of money whatsoever payable in England or elsewhere and
brought in here protested more then the sume of Twenty
pounds p Cent Damages over and above the Debt sued for

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