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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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618 Assembly Proceedings, Dec. 12-24, 1754.

Liber H. S.
No. 1

to be retained in his Majesty's Service on the said Expedition, they
shall immediately enlist him or them as Soldiers, and the same Jus-
tices are hereby authorized and required, by Warrant under their
Hands and Seals, to cause the Person or Persons so enlisted, to be

[Officers to
give Re-
ceipts.]

delivered to such Officer or Officers, who are hereby required to give
a Receipt for such Person or Persons so delivered to him or them,
which Receipt shall be returned to the said Justices, and by them
transmitted to the Governor, or Commander in Chief, for the Time
being.

[Soldiers
pay from the
Time of en-
listing.]

And be it further Enacted, That the Pay of every Soldier enlisted
by Virtue of this Act, shall commence from the Time of his being
taken, and delivered to such Officer or Officers appointed and impow-
ered to enlist Men, and such Soldier shall receive the same Pay as any
other enlisted Soldier. And if any Person or Persons enlisted by

[If maimed,
how to be
maintained.]

Virtue of this Act, or otherwise, within this Province, shall be so
maimed or wounded in his Majesty's Service, as to be rendered
incapable of maintaining themselves, he or they shall, upon his or
their Return, be supported at the Public Expence; provided such
Persons, at the Time of their enlisting, were Residents within
this Province.

[Who are
exempted.]

Provided always, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend
to the taking or levying any Person to serve as a Soldier, who hath
any Vote in the Election of a Delegate, or Burgess, to serve in the
General Assembly of this Province, or who is under the Age of
Twenty One Years, or above the Age of Fifty Years, or who shall
at this Time be indebted to any One Person in the Sum of Five
Pounds Current Money.

[In Case
they shall
refuse the
Oaths.]

And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That
although any Person who shall be taken pursuant to this Act, shall
refuse to take the Oaths to the Government, that such Person, not
being a known or professed Papist, or Roman Catholic, shall, not-
withstanding, be adjudged, deemed, taken, and retained, as a Soldier
for the Service aforesaid.

[Continu-
ation.]

p. 167

And be it further Enacted, That this Act, or so much thereof as
relates to the raising and levying Men, shall continue and be in Force,
from and after the Passing thereof, for and during the Term of One
Year, and no longer.

23.d December 1754
Read and Assented to
by the Lower House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
M Macnemara Cl lo ho.

On behalf of the Right
Honourable the Lord
Proprietary of this Prov-
ince I will this be a Law
Hor.° Sharpe

The great seal in
Wax Appendant

23.d December 1754
Read and Assented to
by the Upper House of
Assembly
Signed p Order
J. Ross Cl Up Ho.



 
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