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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1666-June 1676
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Assembly Proceedings, March April 1671. 307

Citty of Towne Corporat within his Said Maiesties dominions
And a Certeficat thereof vndr the hand and Seale of Such Cheife
Governor or Cheife Governor or vndr the Comon Seale of
Such Citty or Towne Corporate annexed and affixed vnto Such
writing Indented And the Enroling of Such writing Together
with Such Certificate in the Provinciall Court before menconed
within Twelve months next after the date of the Same writing
Indented Shal be a sufficient acknowledging & Enrollmt in the
Law to all intents Construccons & purposes and as Effectuall
Avayleable for the passing and Conveying of the Mannors
Lorpps Lands Tenemts and Hereditamts thereby intended to be
passed or Conveyed as if the Same had beene acknowledged
in this Province and Enrolled according to the Intent and
direccons of this Act any thing herein Conteyned before to the
Contrarie Notwithstanding
And be it ffurther Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and
with the advice and consent aforesaid That Every Such writing
Indented to be acknowledged & Enrolled as aforesaid Shall
have Relacon as to the passing and Conveying of the prmises
and the Estate & Estates thereby Intended to be passed and
Conveyed only from, the day of the Enrollm? of the Same and
not from the day of the date thereof and shal be att all Times
Construed and taken most ffavourably & Beneficially for the
Benefit and Advantage of the grantee and grantees and more
strongly for the barring of the Grantor or Grantors therein to
be Named And according to Such Intent as by the words
thereof shall appeare to have beene the True Intendmts of the
pties Thereunto albeit the Same shall not happen to be drawne
& penned in Such Strict fformall manner as is used in England
and other Countries where the Advice of Councill Learned in
the Lawes of the Country may be Easily had in the drawing
and Penning of Instrument of the Like Nature
Provided allwayes tht where any Married Woman or ffeeme
Covert shall happen to be Named a Party Grantor in any Such
writing Indented the Same shall not be of fforce to barr her or
her Haires Except vppon her Acknowledgmt of the Same the
pson or psons taking Such her Acknowledgmt Shall Examine
her privately and Secretly out of the hearing of her Husband
whether Shee doe make Such Acknowledgmt willingly and
ffreely and without being induced thercvnto by any fforce or
Threats vsed by her husband or through ffear of his displeasure
And that vppon Such Examinacon She Shall owne the Said
Acknowledgmt to bee ffree and voluntary And that the pson
or psons so Examining her Shall in the Note or Certificate of
the Capcon of the said Acknowledgmt Certifie Such her
Examinacon and acknowledgm? therevpon And th? Such Cer-
tificate be Likewise Enrolled vppon Record in which Case only

P. R. O.

Colonial En-
try Book
No. 53

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