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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1773 to April 1774
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258 Assembly Proceedings, November 16-December 23, 1773.

Liber R. G.

1773
[Four
Pence per
Ton to be
paid by all
Vessels
going into
or coming
out of the
Province,
till 3600 l.
be raised,
and after-
wards One
Penny Half-
penny.]

the first Day of February next there shall be paid by the Masters
and Owners of all Ships and other Vessels coming into or going
out of this Province (other than from Virginia once in every
Voyage at the Time of clearing out the Duty of four pence Cur-
rent Money per Ton of the Burthen of each Ship or Vessel untill
the said Sum of three thousand six hundred Pounds Current Money
shall be thereby fully raised And such Notice as hereinafter directed
of the raising of the same Duty shall be given by the Commissioners
aforesaid and thereafter untill the first Day of February Seventeen
hundred and Eighty six and no longer a Duty of one Penny half
Penny Current Money Per Ton for and towards the Support of
the said Light House to be collected by the Naval Officer of the
Respective District where the said Ship or Vessel shall clear before
the Delivery of her Clearance by such Naval Officer.

[Naval Of-
ficers to
render an
Account
yearly to
the Com-
missioners
of the Mon-
ies received
by them,
&c.]

And be it further enacted that the several Naval Officers within
this Province shall Yearly on the twentieth Day of October render
to the Commissioners aforesaid an Account on Oath of all Monies
by them respectively received in Virtue of this Act up to the twenty
Ninth Day of September preceding and after deducting five per
Cent for Collection shall pay the Ballance to the said Commissioners
at the time of Rendering the same Accounts. And to the End that
the said Duty of four Pence Current Money per Ton may continue
no longer than Necessary the Commissioners aforesaid shall when
they shall judge it probable that one full Years Collection will with

p. 300

what shall have been before Received be more than Necessary to
make up the said Sum of three thousand six hundred Pounds Cur-
rent Money require the several Naval Officers aforesaid to return
an Account to them of the said Duty from the Time of their last
Account thereof to the Day which the said Commissioners shall
appoint for rendering such Accounts which the said Naval Officers
are hereby directed to do And as soon as it shall appear to the said
Commissioners that sufficient hath been received by the said Naval
Officers they shall give Notice thereof to the Naval Officers afore-
said and from thenceforth the said Duty of four pence per Ton
shall cease and the said Duty of one Penny half Penny per Ton
shall commence —

[The Duty
of One
Penny Half-
penny per
Ton to be
applied,
jointly with
that of
Virginia,
towards the
Support of
the Light-
House.]

And be it further enacted that from the Time of the Commence-
ment of the said Duty of one Penny half Penny per Ton until the Ex-
piration thereof the Produce thereof or what thereof may be Neces-
sary may be applied jointly with the one Penny half Penny per Ton
granted in Virginia by the Act of the general Assembly thereof in
the Proportion And by the Directors and Managers aforesaid for
and towards the support of the said Light House and may be drawn
for in manner aforesaid And shall be paid by the said Commissioners
out of the Money by them to be received on the said Duty of one
Penny half Penny per Ton And the Directors and Managers afore-



 
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