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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly January 1637/8-September 1664
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80 Assembly Proceedings, February March 1638/9.

Liber
C & W H

An Act Limiting the times of Servants

Be it Enacted By the Lord proprietary of this province of
and with the advice & approbation of the freemen of the same
That all persons being Christians (Slaves excepted) of the age
of eighteen years or above and brought into this province at
the charge & adventure of some other person shall serve such
person at whoes charge and adventure they were so transported
for the full terme of foure years only to commence from his or
their Arrivall in the province (except any other time were con-
tracted for by Coven! And the Charge shall be accompted
and adjudged that persons by whom or whose order the pass-
age money was paid to the Master or Merchant
And all persons under the age of eighteen yeeres transported
into this province at the charge and adventure of some other
person shall serve such person at whose Charge he or they
were so transported untill such person or persons so trans-

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ported shall be of the full age of four and twenty Years
(except likewise any other time were Contracted for by
Covenant)
And every maid Servant being Christian except before ex-
cepted) of the age of twelve Years old or under shall be bound to
Serve the partie or parties transporting her or them for Seven
Years and if she above the age of twelve Years She Shall serve for
four Years only (except it were otherwise conditioned by Cov-
enant) and at the end of any the said termes of Service expired
the Master or Mistress of such Servant (at the time when the
said term is expired) Shall give unto such man or maid Ser-
vant such Conditions as were Covenanted by the Indentures
or first Covenants or (in default of such Covenant shall give
unto them three barrels of Corn a hilling hoe and a weeding
hoe and a felling axe and to a man Servant one new Cloth
sute one new Shirt one pair of new Shews one pair of new
Stockins and a new monmoth Capp and to a maid Servant
one new petty coat and wast coat one new smock one pair of
new Shoes one pair of new stockings and the Cloths formerly
belonging to the Servant This Act to Continue till the end of
the next Generall Assembly

An Act For a Custome upon certain Tobaccos

For the better Support of the Lord proprietary of this pro-
vince Be it Enacted By the said Lord proprietary of and with
the advice and approbation of the freemen of the same that
upon all Tobaccos Shipped or to be Shipped within this pro-
vince to be exported out of this province to any port or
Country (England Ireland and Virginia excepted shall be



 
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