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

Liber R. G.
1773

Plaintiffs Action accrued to him according to the form of this Act
of Assembly without setting forth the Special Matter — Provided a
short note expressing the Cause of Action be lodged in the Office
at the Time of issuing the Writ

[Sheriffs
and other
Officers to
aid the
Trustees.]

And be it further enacted that all Sheriffs Bailiffs Constables and
all other Officers and Ministers of Justice shall be aiding and Assist-
ing to the said Trustees for the Poor in the said County and to all
such Officers as shall be employed by them as by this Act is directed
in the Execution and Performance of the said Service

[Persons
sued in
Pursuance
of this
Act may
plead the
general Is-
sue, &c.]

And be it further enacted That if any Person or Persons shall
at any Time or Times be sued or prosecuted for any matter or
thing by him or them done and executed in pursuance and Execution
of this Act or of any Matter or thing in this Act contained such
Person or Persons shall and may plead the General Issue and give
this Act and the Special Matter in Evidence for his or their Defence
and if upon Trial a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant or Defend-
ants or if the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs shall become nonsuited or Dis-
continue his or their Suit then such Defendant or Defendants shall
have and recover treble Costs to him or them awarded against such
Plaintiff or Plaintiffs and if the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs is or are
unable to satisfy the same then it shall be paid and satisfied by the
Attorney who brought such Suit unless the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs
shall give Security for the Costs to be approved of by the County
Court

[The first
named Trus-
tee to be
discharged
yearly, and
another to
be chosen in
his Stead.]

And to prevent Individuals being unreasonably burthened with
the Execution of this Act as Trustees for the Poor Be it enacted
That at the Time of the Meeting of the said Trustees for the poor
in the first Week of May Yearly the said Trustees or the major
Part of them in the said County shall and may elect and choose
one of the best Inhabitants of the same County to be a Trustee for
the Poor of the said County in the Stead of the first named or
eldest Trustee which said first named or Eldest Trustee shall be and
is by Virtue hereof thence from discharged from his Office

[Persons
committed
to the Work-
House mis-
behaving, to
be cor-
rected.]

And be it further enacted that in all cases upon Complaint of the
Overseer of said Work House to any Trustee for the poor of such
Work House that any Rogue Vagrant Vagabond or other idle
dissolute and Disorderly Person thereto committed and therein re-
maining hath behaved and demeaned himself in a disorderly Manner
or hath neglected and refused to do and perform his or her daily
Labour and Task or hath neglected or refused to obey keep and
observe any of the Ordinances Rules and Bye Laws of the said
Corporation it shall and may be Law full for such Trustee to order
and direct such moderate and proper Correction not exceeding thirty



 
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