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

Liber R. G.
1773

Expenses and Charges attending their Maintainance and Support
and of all Monies received by him for the Sale of the Produce of
their Labour and otherwise as Overseer aforesaid and shall lay the
said Lists and Accounts before the Trustees or the Major Part of
them at their Meetings at the Times by this Act directed or oftener
if by them required.

[Poor, &c.
if able, to
be com-
pelled to
work.]

And be it further enacted That the said Overseer may compel or
oblige any of the said from Beggars Vagrants and Vagabonds or
other Offenders in their Respective Alms and Work House if of
sufficient Ability to work to labour and Work and the Produce of
their Labour he is hereby directed and impowered to sell and apply
the Money arising from such Sale to their Maintainance and
Support.

[Disorderly
Persons to
be com-
mitted to the
Work-
House, un-
less they can
find Se-
curity.]

And be it further enacted That upon Complaint made that any
Person from his or her Disorderly Conduct gives Disturbance to
his or her Neighbourhood and is likely to become chargeable to the
said County it shall and may be Lawful for any one Magistrate of the
said County if upon hearing the Party he shall adjudge the Complaint
to be well founded to commit such Disorderly Person residing within
the said County to the said Work House for any Time not exceed-
ing three Months unless He or She shall find Security at the Dis-
cretion of the Magistrate aforesaid in any Sum not exceeding twenty
Pounds Current Money for his or her good Behaviour and more
orderly Demeanor during the Space of six Months and also upon
Complaint and due proof made by any one Trustee for the Poor or
any Overseer of any Alms and Work House to any one Magistrate of

[Persons
misbehav-
ing to have
moderate
Correction,
&c.]

the said County that any Person in the said Work-House hath behaved
and Demeaned him or herself in a Disorderly Manner or hath re-
fused or neglected to do & perform his or her daily Labour and
Task or hath refused or neglected to obey keep and observe any of
the Ordinances Rules and Bye Laws of the said Corporation to
order and Direct such moderate and proper Correction not exceeding
thirty nine Lashes for any one Offence to be given to such Offender
as the nature of the Case shall require

[Trustees to
appoint
what Poor

shall be re-

ceived, &c.]

p. 308

And be it further enacted That it shall and may be Lawful to and
for any of the said Trustees to direct and appoint under their hand

in Writing what poor shall be received into such Alms and Work

House and it shall and may be Lawful for any one Justice of the
Peace for the said County and for any Person Authorized and
appointed by such Justice to apprehend or cause to be apprehended
and committed to the said Work House any Rogues Vagrants Vaga-
bonds Beggars and other idle dissolute and Disorderly Persons
found Loitering or residing in the said County who follow no Labour
Trade Occupation or Business and have no visible Means of Sub-
sistance whereby to acquire an Honest Livelihood there to be kept at
hard Labour for any Term not exceeding three Months and the



 
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