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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
Volume 38, Page 396   View pdf image (33K)
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396 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 5

Limitted or Contained without Delivering or Causing to be Deliv-
ered a true and Just Account of the ffees to them Due by this act as
aforesd under the hand or hands of Such Officer or Officers to the
person or persons from whom such fees Demanded are Due as
Aforesaid Thirty Days at the Least before Execution Levyed and in
Case Any of the said Officers as aforesaid shall in any wise act or Do
Contrary Directly or Indirectly To this Act he or they so Offending

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shall Loose and fforfeit To the party Grieved Treble Damages Sus-
tained and also shall forfeit The sum of Six Thousand pounds of
Tobacco Or forty pounds Sterling the One moyety to the Right
Honourable the Lord Proprietor his heirs and Successors for the
support of Government and the other moyety to the party or parties
That shall sue for the same to be recovered in any Court within this
province by action of Debt bill plaint or Information wherein no
Essoyn protection or wager of Law to be allowed And Forasmuch
as severall Officers within this province Since the Expiration of the
Late Law for Limitation of their fees have taken Obligations for
Larger ffees then of Late years have Been by Law allowed them
Be it Enacted by and with The Authority Advice and Consent
Aforesaid That it shall not be Lawfull for any Officer or other
person to Commence any action or suit whatsoever upon any Obliga-
tion note or Other writing wch hath been made or passed since the
Twenty fifth Day of December Last for the payment of any fee or
fees to any of the Officers Aforesaid but that all such Obligations
notes or other writings shall be Taken and held to be Void to all
Intents and purposes And all Officers that have received Money
for fees since the Expiration of the Law aforesd shall refund such
money So Taken to the person or persons of whom he or they have
received it or to their Assigns when Thereto Required or fforfeit
and pay for Every Offence the sume of Twenty pounds Current
money One half thereof To the party Grieved and the Other half
to him or them that shall sue for the same to be Recovered in Any
Court of Record in This Province by Action of Debt bill plaint Or
Information wherein no Essoyn protection or wager of Law to be
allowed And be it ffurther Enacted That Every Officer Aforesaid
upon the Cancelling of the Obligations he has Taken for ffees and
Refunding The money as aforesaid and also all such Officers as have
Done Services since the said Twenty fifth Day of Decembr without
Takeing money Obligations Notes or Other specialty's for their
fees for such Services shall have the same fees and Remedy for
Recovering Them As if this Act had Been in force at the Time of
such fees Becoming Due any Law Statute Useage or Custom to the

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Contrary in any wise notwithstanding Provided This Act nor any
thing Therein Contained shall Extend or be Construed to Extend to
Deprive his Lordships Secretary of his Claim to the fee or fees

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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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