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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1755-1756
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652 Assembly Proceedings, Sept. 14-Oct. 9, 1756.

Liber H. S.
No. 1

Friendship and Alliance with his Majesty's Subjects, shall produce
to any Magistrate of this Province, and for every such Scalp taken
from any Indian Enemy killed within this Province, and every
Indian Enemy taken alive within the same by any Person who shall
be a Resident of any other Province, and shall be produced to a
Magistrate as aforesaid, such Magistrate (after burning or destroy-
ing such Scalp) shall immediately give such Person or Indian Friend
a Certificate under his Hand, which Certificate being produced to
the Agents appointed by the aforesaid recited Act, such Agents shall
immediately pay to the Person producing the same, the Sum of
Fifty Pounds Current Money, and the Receipt of such Person or

Indian on such Certificate shall, for such Sum, be a sufficient Voucher

for the said Agents Payment of the said Sum. And whenever any
Person or Friend Indian shall produce any such Indian Enemy to any
Magistrate, such Magistrate shall, by such Person or Friend Indian,
which Assistance of such other Person or Persons as by Warrant

p. 293

under his Hand he shall order and direct, send such Indian Enemy
to the Sheriff of the respective County, who shall receive into his
Goal, and safe keep, such Indian Enemy at the Public Expence of
this Province 'til legally discharged. Provided always, and be it
Enacted, That every Person, other than an Inhabitant of this Prov-

[Scalps to be
proved by
Oath.]

ince or Friend Indian, who shall produce a Scalp or Indian Prisoner
to any Magistrate, shall, before he receives a Certificate for the same,
make Oath before the said Magistrate, or give such other Evidence
as shall satisfy such Magistrate, that such Indian Prisoner was taken,
or such Scalp taken from an Indian Enemy killed, within this
Province.
And be it Enacted, That such Part of an Act, entituled, An Act

[Part of
an Act
Repealed.]

for granting a Supply of Forty Thousand Pounds for his Majesty's
Service, and striking Thirty- £ our Thousand and Fifteen Pounds
Six Shillings thereof in Bills of Credit, and raising a Fund for
sinking the same, as relates to the Payment of Ten Pounds for every
Indian Scalp or Indian Prisoner by the Agents therein named, shall
be, and is hereby utterly Repealed, and made Void, except as herein
after is excepted.
And be it further Enacted, That a Sum of Money, Part of the said

[2000 l.
applied for
raising &c.
100 addi-
tional Men
for the
Garrison.]

Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, not exceeding the Sum of Two
Thousand Pounds Current Money, be forthwith applied in the Rais-
ing, Cloathing, Supporting, Transporting, and Conveying, a Num-
ber of Men, not exceeding One Hundred Men (Officers included) to
be added to the Two Hundred Men raised in Virtue of the aforesaid
recited Act; and that the same Bounty Money shall or may be paid
in Raising the said additional Number of One Hundred Men; and
the said One Hundred Men, when raised, shall be incorporated with
the aforesaid Two Hundred Men, and continued on Foot until the
Tenth Day of April next, and until the said Time shall receive the



 
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