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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1693-1697
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276 Assembly Proceedings, Oct. 3-19, 1695.

Lib. L. L. 2
p. 98

The
Following Laws were made in
October 1695

An Act for laying an Imposition on Severall Commoditys
Exported out of this Province.
Be it Enacted by the Kings most Excellent Maty by and
with the Advice and Consent of this Present Generall
Assembly and the Authority of the same That from and after
the publication hereof no person or persons whatsoever
Inhabiting or residing within this Province shall Exporte any
furrs or skinns within this Act hereafter mentioned and
Expressed for England or any his Maties Plantations here in
America but what he she or they shall pay unto his Sacred
Maty and his Successors to be Imployed Towards the main-
tenance of a ffree schoole or schools within the Province afd
the severall Dutys and Imposts hereafter following that is to say
for every Bear Skin nine pence sterling for Beaver four pence
p skin for Otter three pence p skin, for wild Catts, foxes,
Minks ffishers and Wolf skins one peny half peny p skin
for Muskratt four pence p Dozen for Racoons three farth-
ings p skin for Elk skins twelve pence, p skin for Dear
Skinns drest or undrest four pence p skin for young Bear
and Cubb Skinns two pence p Skin and That all non resi-
dents from and after the publication aforesaid That shall
Exporte out of this province aforesaid any ffurrs or skins
herein before mentioned and Expressed for England or to
any his Maties Plantations as aforesaid shall for every Skinn

p. 99

or ffurrs by him Exported of what nature or quality soever
being Comprized within this Act pay unto his Maty or his
Successors for the use aforesaid double the duty by this Act
Appointed to be paid by persons Inhabiting and resideing
within this Province as aforesaid the same severall Impositions
to be Collected by the severall and respective Navall Officers
within this Province which said Navall Officers shall once a
year render an Acct of the said Imposition to the Governors
Trustees and Visitors of the aforesaid ffree schoole or schools
for the time being who shall & are hereby Authorized and
Impowered to Order and dispose of the same for the uses
Intents and purposes aforesaid and to the end the severall
Impositions may be Justly and duly paid without fraud or
deceipt.
Be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That any person or
persons whatsoever Exporting any furrs or Skinns out of this
Province shall att or before the shipping on Board of such Ves-
sell in which such Skinns or furrs shall be Exported as aforesaid
render upon Oath an Accompt of the nature Quantity and



 
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