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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729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

C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,

doe att or before the tenth day of January next and so every year
successively Choose out of the most sober and discreet men within
their said respective Parishes two persons to serve as Churchwardens,
which said two persons shall and are hereby obliged to Act doe and
performe all such dutyes and offices as to their place and office of a
Churchwarden doe properly appertaine for and during the space of
one whole yeare as aforesaid under the penalty of one Thousand
pounds of Tobaccoe each person refusing or neglecting to serve or
execute such place and Office as aforesaid to be paid to the partyes
aforesaid and recovered in manner as aforesaid. And that the said
Vestrymen doe see satisfied and allowed to the severall & respective
Clerks of the severall and respective Parishes as aforesaid such Sal-
lary annually as to them shall seem most meet And to the end that
the service of God may be the better performed by putting the
Inhabitants of this Province in frequent minde of their Christian
duty. Be it also further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the
Minister in every respective Church or Chappell do in pursuance to
his Matys Letter directed to the Right Reverend Father in God Henry
Lord Bishop of London and Counter signed by the Right Honble
Charles Earle of Shrewsbury their Matys principle Secretary of State
bearing date the Thirteenth day of February in the yeare of Our
Lord One Thousand six hundred Eighty and nine to be Comunicated
to the two Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke, by himselfe or Clerke
reade foure times a yeare all penall Laws within this Province made
for the punishment of Vice, together with their said Matys Letter
within their severall and respective Parishes, on penalty of being
deprived of his benefice, any other Custome or usage to the contrary
in any wise notwithstanding This Act to endure for three yeares
or to the End of the next Generall Assembly which shall first happen :

Acts of 1694,
ch. 12

An Act for Settling a Revenue on their Matys present Governor.

Whereas att a Sessions of Assembly begun and held att the City
of St Maries the Tenth day of May Anno one Thousand six hundred
ninety and two one Act for support of their Matys then Governr
of this Province was made and enacted Entituled a Supplimentary
Act to the Act for .Settlement of an annuall Revenue upon their Matys
Governr within this Province for the tyme being, thereby enacting
and declaring that from and after the Tenth day of October next
ensuing that three pence sterling over and above the one shilling on
every hogshead of Tobaccoe be the same in Casque or bulke quantity
foure hundred pounds neate that should be exported out of this Prov-
ince should be raised levyed collected and paid unto their Matys their
heirs and Successors for the supporte of their Governr of this Prov-
ince for the tyme being in such forme and manner as by an Act
imposeing one shilling p hogshead for all Tobaccoe exported out of
this Province was Lymitted and allowed, and that the said Act should

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