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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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since, for Crimes of an high Nature, to which he has never an-
swered, but is now returned unfound on such Process, and that he
fled from the Justice of this Province, when bound by Recognizance
to answer the same.
Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietor, by and with the Advice and Consent of His Lordship's
Governour, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly of this
Province, and the Authority of the same, That it shall and may be
lawful for the several Clerks in whose Hands any such Deeds are,
and they are hereby required to detain in their Hands all such
Deeds, that they may be subjected to a legal Enquiry and Examina-
tion, until the said Riddlesden shall surrender himself to Justice, to
undergo a fair Tryal of the Facts he stands accused of; and also
give the Persons in Danger of being injured by such Deeds, an
Opportunity of legally contesting with him the Validity of them;
and until he shall stand to and abide the Judgment of the Courts
of Judicature thereupon: And that any Clerk that shall presume to
deliver any of the said Deeds to the said Riddlesden, contrary to
the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, shall forfeit and be re-
moved from his Office.

Session
Laws

A Supplementary Act to the Act entituled, An Act for Tryal of all
Facts in the Counties where they have arisen and shall arise; the
Continuance of Causes in the Provincial Court; and Adjourn-
ment of that Court.

Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprietor, by
and with the Advice and Consent of His Lordship's Governour,
and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and the Authority
of the same, That the Justices of Assize, Nisi Prius, and Goal-De-
livery, shall in all criminal and civil Cases to be tryed before them,
where any Person concern'd shall desire the same, allow and direct
special Verdicts to be found; and in all criminal Cases where the
Party accused shall desire the same, to sign and allow Bills of Ex-
ception as they are usually allowed in civil Actions; and that in all
Cases where special Verdicts are found, and Bills of Exception
allowed, that no Judgment shall be rendred until the next Provin-
cial Court, to the Consideration of which Court it is to be referred :
Any Law, Usage or Custom to the contrary, notwithstanding.

1724
Chap. XVII
[Wm Parks
compilation,
1727, p. 266;
supple-
ments 1723,
ch. 3, and
was further
continued by
1727, ch. 6;
expiring in
I73i]

And be it Enacted, That the Sheriff of every County shall sum-
mon Forty Eight of the best and most reputable Free-holders in his
County, except Practising-Physicians, Chirurgeons, and other Per-
sons exempt by the Laws heretofore made, to attend at the Assizes ;
and to prevent any Application to such Jurors to prepossess or in-
fluence them in giving their Verdict (it being inconsistent with the
Duty of a Jury-Man to admit of or to be influenced by such Appli-
cation) that the several Sheriffs, at the Time of summoning Jurors

p. 267



 
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