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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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Acts. 93


An Act for Secureing the Parochiall Librarys of this Province.

Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with the
advice and consent of this present Generall Assembly and the author-
ity of the same, That the Liberys appointed for the severall and
respective Parishes within this Province shall be and remaine in the
hands & possession of the Minister of the Parish, if any Minister be
presented and appointed or induced to the said Parish dureing his
said residence in the parish aforesaid, who is and shall be oblidged to
keep and preserve the said Librarys from Waste or Imbezlement and
be accomptable for the same to the Governour and Councill and
Vestry, as often as required and to that purpose the said Ministers
shall pass two receipts for the said Books inserting what they are
and the Title page of the same, one receipt to goe to the Governour
& Councill, one to the Vestry of the parish to be recorded in their
Records, And the said Vestrys are hereby obliged to visitt the said
Library twice in the year & Inspect the same, and in case of any
damage or Imbezlement thereof, to require and cause Satisfaction for
the same, to be made under the penalty of one Thousand pounds of
Tobbacco, to each Vestry neglecting therein to the use of the parish,
wherein such neglect shall be made, and in case any Minister haveing
the charge of such Library, shall be removed from his charge, he
shall deliver the said Library to the Vestry of the parish, and make
satisfaction or reparation of any damage or Waste suffred before
his departure out of the said Parish, Except by fire, or such like
unavoidable accidents, or in case of the death of any such Minister,
haveing the charge of such Library the vestry of such Parish shall
Immediately take the said Library into their Custody and Keeping
and pass their receipts for the same as above directed and shall
be in all points answerable for the same, Except by fire or such like
Accidents as aforesaid.

Public
Record
Office,
London.
C. O. 5,
Vol. 731,
Maryland.
From
1694-1702.
Acts
Acts of
Sept. 1696,
ch. 20

An Act for Speedy Justice for small Debts.

For asmuch as this present Generall Assembly have taken into
their serious consideracon the great damage and Inconveniency ac-
crueing to the good people of this Province for the recovery of. small
debts, by a due course of Law in the severall and respective County
Courts thereof, it often happening that such Creditors rather choose
to loose their just rights and credius then be put to the trouble to sue
for the same, and for that it doth allso appear to be noe less a
greivance and burthen to the Debtors of such Creditors persons for
the most part Indigent and poore, who being sued frequently, pay
three times more cost then the originall debt doth amount unto, for
the redress of boath parties for the future, the Immediate & speedy
recovery of Just rights and prevention of the like greivences for the
time to come it is therefore humbly prayed that it may be Enacted
and Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Majesty by and with
the advice and consent of this present Generall Assembly and the

Acts of
Sept. 1696,
ch. 21



 
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