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

Liber R. G.
1773

to be called the Work-House to and for the Reception and Lodging
of all such Vagrants Beggars Vagabonds and other Offenders as
shall be committed by Virtue of this Act and the aforesaid Land
when bought and the aforesaid Houses Habitations and Dwellings
when built shall be and are hereby enacted and declared to be
vested in the said Trustees by Virtue of this Act as this Estate and
Inheritance for the Uses and Purposes by this Act directed and
expressed —

[And to
purchase
Beds and
other Nec-
essaries for
the Use and
Employment
of the
Poor. &c.]

And be it further enacted That the said Trustees or the Major Part
of them shall and they are hereby Authorized directed and required
after the Houses Habitations and Dwellings aforesaid shall be com-
pletely erected and finished to buy and purchase for the Use and
Employment of the poor Vagrants Beggars and other Offenders
who shall be committed by Virtue of this Act sufficient Beds Bedding
Working-Tools Kitchen Utensils Cows Horses and other Necessaries
And the said Trustees are hereby directed and required to keep a
fair distinct and clear Account in Writing of all the Monies by them
expended and paid by Virtue of this Act to return a true Copy
thereof and shew and produce the Vouchers to support the same to
the Justices of the County aforesaid at November Court to be by
the said Justices inspected and Examined

[Justices to
levy 15 lb.
of Tobacco
per Poll in
1774, &c.]

And be it further enacted that the Justices of the Couny Court
aforesaid for the Time being shall and they are hereby impowered to
assess and levy on the taxable Inhabitants of the said County at the
Time of their laying their County Levy in the Year Seventeen hun-
dred seventy four a Quantity not exceeding fifteen Pounds of Tobacco
Per Poll together with the Sheriffs salary of five per Cent for collect-

p. 306

ing the same which said Assessment shall be made levied collected and

paid in the same manner as herein before by this Act is Directed which
said Tobacco when so as aforesaid collected shall be paid by the Sher-
iff of said County to the Order of the Trustees af .d or the Major Part
of them under their common Seal who are hereby Authorized and
required to receive and apply the same to and for the Use Benefit
and Charge of Maintaining the poor Vagrants Beggars Vagabonds
and other Offenders in the purchasing Provisions and other Neces-
sarys for Use and Labour in paying a Doctor for his Salary and
Medicines in providing Men and Women Servants to be under the
Management and Direction of an Overseer of such Alms and Work-

[Trustees
to appoint
an Over-
seer of the
Alms and
Work-
House, who
is to give
Bond with
Sureties.]

House hereafter to be appointed and in purchasing Materials for the
Use and Employment of all the Poor and all Beggars Vagrants Vaga-
bonds and other Offenders who shall be able to work and who shall be
committed by Virtue of this Act —
And be it further enacted That the said Trustees or the Major
Part of them shall and they are hereby Authorized obliged directed
and enjoyned to meet together on the first Monday of May Yearly



 
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