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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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148 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 4

Acts

or persons whatsoever from and after the first day of December next
Ensueing shall by himselfe or Servants or otherwise directly or
Indirectly vend or Sell to any Indian or Indians in the Space of
One day above One Galloon of Rum Wine Brandy or Spirits or above
Five Gallons of Syder Perry Quince drink or Strong Beer such
person or persons being Convicted thereof shall forfeite the Sume
of Tree Thousand pounds of Tobacco to our Sovraigne Lady the
Queens Majty her Heires or Successors the One halfe thereof to be
Applyed towards the defraying the County Charge the other halfe
to him or them that shall Inform or Sue for the Same to be recov-
ered in any County Court within this Province by Accon of debt
Bill Plaint of Informacon wherein noe Essoyn proteccon or Wager
of Law to be Allowed
And forasmuch As it is very Observable and manifest That Sundry
Ill disposed persons have oftentimes by spreading Lyes and false
Reports Raised and fomented unaccountable heats and Jealousies
Between the Indians and her Majties Subjects of this Province for the
prvencon of the said Ill practices for the future.
Be it Enacted by the Authority Advice and Consent aforesaid
that if any person or persons whatsoever shall Wittingly or Willingly
Raise Spread and Utter any false feigned stories or Reports what-
soever tending to the disquiet of the Indians or makeing feuds
between them and her Majtys Subjects of this Province or shall En-
deavour by any Sinister or Unwarrantable Means whatever to raise
or Create any Misunderstanding or difference Between her Majtys
Subjects and the said Indians every such person or persons, Convict
of any such Offence or Offences shall forfeite unto our Sovereign
Lady the Queen her Heires or Successors Five Hundred pounds of
Tobacco the One halfe thereof to her Majty for defraying the County
Charge and the other halfe to him or them That shall Informe or sue
for the same in any County Court within this Province to be recovered
As aforesaid.

p. 35

Provided that this Act or any Thing therein Contained shall not
be Construed to Extend to the hinderance of any person or persons
whatsoever from relateing or giveing an Informacon to any Jus-
tice of Peace or to the Comander in Chiefe of the Militia in any
County within this province of any difference they shall know or
heare of betwixt her Majtys liege Subjects and the Indians or
amongst the Indians themselves or of any Cause of suspiccon of such
difference whether signified by Words or Accons.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority Advice & Consent afd
That it shall not be lawfull for any of her Majtys Subjects to buy or
purchase from any Indian or Indians whatsoever any Guns or Match
Coates for Liquor upon pain of returning to the Indian or Indians
Such Guns or Match Coates by them purchased And alsoe of looseing
the price or value of the Liquors Sold them for such Guns and Match-



 
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