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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1684-June 1692
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540 Assembly Proceedings, May 10-June 9, 1692.

Lib. L. L.
No. 1.

manner to dispose of either to their own Plantation (if any
they have) or unto any Inhabitant of this Province whatsoever
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if
any Master of a Ship, Merchant Saylor or other person what-
soever from and after the Publication of this Act shall Import

p. 207

and bring into this Province such convicted Fellons or Male-
factors and shall give sell pay or any otherwise dispose of unto
any Inhabitant of this Province shall forfeit and pay for every
such convicted Felon or Malefactors so Imported, sold, given,
paid or any other waies disposed of unto any Inhabitant of
this Province, the sum of Two thousand pounds of Tobacco
The one half to their Majesties for the Support of Govern-
ment, The other half to the Informer or him or them that shall
sue for the same, To be recovered by bill plaint or Informa-
tion in any Court of Record within this Province wherein no
Essoine protection or wager of Law to be Allowd
June the 2d 1692
June 2d 1692 The house of Assembly have
Signed p Ordr Assented. Signed p Ordr
John Llewellin Clk. Hen: Denton Clk,

An Act against Excessive usury.

Be it Enacted by the King and Queens most Excellt Majesty
by and with the advice and consent of this present Generall
Assembly and the Authority of the same, That no person or
persons whatsoever within this Province whether Inhabitant
or Forreigner upon any contract shall from & after the end of
this present Sessions of Assembly take directly or in directly
for loan of any Moneys, Wares, Merchandizes or any other
Commodities whatsoever to be paid in Moneys above the

p. 208

value of six pounds for the forbearance of one hundred pounds
for one year, and so after that rate for a greater or lesser sum
or for a larger or shorter time, nor shall any person or persons
whatsoever wthin this Province as aforesaid from and after the
time aforesaid, take directly or indirectly for loan of any To-
bacco wares Merchandizes or other Comodities for one year
of to be paid in Tobacco or other Comodities of this Province
above the Value of Eight pounds of Tobacco for the forbear-
ance of one hundred pounds of Tobacco, and after that rate
for a greater or lesser sum or for a longer or shorter time and
that all bonds contracts and Assureances whatsoever made
after the time aforesaid for payment of any Principall money
or Tobacco Goods or Comodities aforesaid to be lent or
covenanted to be performed upon or for any usury whereupon
or whereby there shall be reserved or taken above the Rates
of six pounds in the hundred for money as aforesaid and



 
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