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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 38   View pdf image (33K)
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38 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,

principal Vestryman of that Parish; and if any of the Vestrymen
(the Minister alwaies excepted) of such parish as afforesaid, shall
not appear at the time & place when & where such Vestry shall be
held, he or they so omitting their duty as afforesaid (the Minister
excepted as afforesaid) shall be fined by such & so many of the said
Vestry as shall be mett at the time & place appointed according to
their discretion not exceeding the sum of one hundred pounds of
tobacco to be Imployed towards the use of the poore of that Parish
which shall be recovered by the Vestry in the County Courts where
such person or persons shall reside to be recovered by Bill plaint or
Information wherein no Essoin Protection or wager of Law to be
allowed. And be it further enacted by the Authority afforesaid by
& with the advice & consent afforesaid that the vestry of each
severall respective Parish within twelve months after the publication
of this law or within twelve months after the finishing of the severall
& respective Churches in such Parishes to be built as afforesaid, shall
procure a Table of Marriages as is established by the Church of
England to be fairly written, & put up in their Respective Churches
under the pennallty of one thousand pounds of tobacco to every vestry
faileing thereoff; And that all Preists Ministers or Justices of the
peace marrying any person contrary to the Rules of the said Table,
shall pay to the Vestry of the said parish where the partyes reside
five thousand pounds of Tobacco & the parties so married shall pay
the like sum, the said summs of tobacco so to be forfeited as affore-
said shall be imploy'd by the Vestry of the said Parish to pious
uses at their discretion; Which said severall fines & forfeitures shall
be recovered by the Vestrymen in any Court of Reccord within this
Province, wherein no Essoin protection or wager of law to be
allowed. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, by &
with the advice & consent afforesaid, that the Vestry men of each
Parish in each respective County within this Province doe at or
before the tenth day of January next & so every year successively
choose out of the most sober & discreet men within their severall &
respective Counties & Parishes two persons to serve as Church
Wardens, which said two persons shall & are hereby oblidged to act
doe & performe all such dutyes & offices, as to their place & office
of a Church Warden doe propperly belong and appertaine for &
dureing the space of one whole year under the penallty of one thou-
sand pounds of tobacco each person neglecting or refuseing to serve
or execute such place & office as afforesaid, to be paid to the parties
afforesaid, & to be recovered in manner & forme as afforesaid, & that
the said vestrymen doe see sattisfyed & allowed to the severall &
respective Clerkes of the severall & respective Parishes afforesaid
annually such sallery as to them shall seem meet, & to the end that
the Service of God may be the better performed by putting the
Inhabitants of this Province frequently in mind & remembrance of
their Christian duty, Be it enacted by the King & Queens most Ex-

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