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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
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560 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 24-Nov. 4, 1710.

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.
p. 398

Assembly of this province and the authority of the same that
from and after the End of this present Session of Assembly
all persons whatsoever resideing negotiateing or tradeihg to
or within this province haveing any person all Claime or
demand against any the Inhabitants of this province wherein
the originall or principall debt or damage do not Exceed the
Vallue of twenty pounds Sterling or five thousand pounds of

tobacco shall by Virtue of this Act be obliged to sue and Im-
plead their Severall and respective Debtors in the severall and
Respective County Courts where such their Debtors do
Inhabitt and Reside and not Elsewhere on Penalty of Suffering
a non suite and paying the Defendant his Reasonable Charge
to be adjudged by the Justices of any other Court wherein
they shall be sued or Impleaded any Law Statute usage or
Custome to the Contrary notwithstanding.
And be it ffurther Enacted by the authority afd that where
any Debt or Damage is Demanded by Vertue of any bond
or wrighting obligatory the Penalty of such bond shall not
although it Exceed twenty pounds in Money or five thousand
pounds of Tobo
Intitle any plaintiff to bring his action in any
Court but the County Courts unless the real sume due in the
Condition of such bond amounts to twenty pounds in money
or five thousand pounds of Tobacco anything in this Act or
any other statute Law Custome or Vsage to the Contrary
Notwithstanding.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority advice and
Consent afd that from and after the End of this present Session
of Assembly if the Drawer or Endorser of any bill of Exchange
shall be sued or prosecuted in any Court of this province for
any Summe of money due upon any protested bill of Ex-
change the attorneys prosecuteing or defending any action
thereupon shall not Exact Demand receive or take any more
than one Lawfull fee according to the directions of this Act
for prosecuteing or defending any action upon any one pro-
tested bill notwithstanding there be two or more Endorsers
and the Drawer sued and prosecuted and that it shall and
may be lawfull to and for the Plaintiffs many actions to be
brought on any protested bill to put into one writt two or
more defendants resideing in one County if Occasion shall
require and shall not pay for the same any other fee or Reward
than for one writt and shall and may at his Election declare
against such defendants Either Joyntly or Severally as he shall
think fitt any Law Statute usage or Custome to the Contrary
notwithstanding.
And be it ffurther Enacted by and with the authority advice
and Consent afd that from and after the End of this present
Sessions of Assembly it shall and may be Lawfull to and for



 
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