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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1762-1763
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418 Assembly Proceedings, October 4-November 26, 1763.

Liber H. S.
No. 1
[50 £ to be
paid for each
Enemy In-
dian's Scalp]

And Whereas it will greatly tend to the Security of the Frontier
Inhabitants amidst the present Indian Disturbances and Incursions
to Appropriate the residue of the said sum of two thousand one
hundred and twenty Pounds to the taking of Indian Prisoners and
Scalps, Be it further enacted that the residue of the said sum of
Money in the Hands of the said Commissioners or Trustees after the
payment of the said rewards hereby given for the Scalps aforesaid
shall be Applied to the payment for Indian Prisoners or Scalps in
manner herein after mentioned, That is to say for every Scalp of an
Indian Enemy (being the skin of the Crown of the Head) and for

[Or Indian
Prisoner]

every live Indian Enemy, which any Inhabitant of the Province, not
being in the pay of this Province as a Soldier, or Indian in Friend-
ship and Alliance with his Majestys 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 a live within the same by any Person who shall be a
resident of any other Province and shall be Produced to a Magistrate
as af .d such Magistrate (after Burning or destroying such Scalp shall
immediately give such Person or Indian Friend a Certificate under his
Hand, which Certificate being produced to the said Commissioners
or Trustees such Commissioners or Trustees shall immediately pay
to the Person producing the same the sum of fifty Pounds Current

p. 432

Money and the receipt of such Person or Indian on such Certificate
shall for such sum be a sufficient Voucher for the said Commissioners
or Trustees their Payment of the said sum, And whenever any Per-
son or ffriend Indian shall produce any such Indian Enemy to any
Magistrate such Magistrate shall by such Person or Friend Indian
with Assistance of such other Person or Persons as by Warrant
under his Hand he shall Order and direct, and 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 till legally discharged,

[Before re-
ceiving the
Bounty,
Oath to be
made]

Provided always and be it Enacted, That every Person other than
an Inhabitant of this Province 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 off an Indian
Enemy killed within this Province And that every Inhabitant of this
Province who shall Produce a Scalp or Indian Prisoner as aforesaid
before he shall receive a Certificate as aforesaid shall make Appear
as aforesaid that such Scalp was by him taken from off an Enemy
Indian slayn by him or by some other Person under whom or in
Company with whom he has a right to claim the reward aforesaid
or that such Indian Prisoner was Captured by him or by some other
Person such as aforesaid



 
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