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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
Volume 24, Page 93   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts Passed at the Session, April 26-May 9, 1700. 93

shall and is hereby oblidged to Collect and Gather the said
Assessment of fforty p Pole of the severall Persons within
Each respective Parrish In his County in the same manner
and by the same Authority's as the Publick and County Leavy
is Collected and shall Pay the same fforty Pds p Pole to the
Vestry of each respective Parrish by this Act Constituted and

Lib. L. L.
No. 2.

incorporated a body Pollitick If there be noe incumbent or
Minister inducted Instituted or Appointed but in every such
Parrish where there is such Minister or incumbent and who
shall be Legally invested with the said Duty of Forty p Poll
the same shalbe allways paid to the sd Minister or incumbent
by the Ordr of the Vestrye as the same shall Arrize and grow
due after such minister or incumbents Quallification as Afore-
said Each Sherriff deducting for his Sallary in Collecting the
same ffive pounds of tobbo p Hundred and noe more any
useage or custom to the Contrary Notwithstanding. And the
better to Execute the trust and Authority reposed in them
Be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and
with the Advice and consent aforesaid that the Severall Ves-
trymen of the Severall Parrish's within this Province That
now are or hereafter shalbe chosen and Elected as they have
been soe they shalbe and Continue and are hereby Confirmed
and Constituted A Body Corporate and soe to remaine and
be by Succession in times to come to the uses and Purposes
following (that is to say) for the receiveing the sd fforty Pounds
of tobbo p Poll and the Applyeing and disposeing the same
as by this Act Ordained. And the said Vestrymen are hereby
Empowred and Enabled by the names of the Principall Ves-
tryman and his brethren Vestrymen of such Parrish to recover
take and receive into their Custody and Possession to be dis-
posed of in Pious uses for the bennefitt of the Church and
Parrish and lands tenements heriditaments or Any Estate in
any lands or Tenements of what nature or kind soever or any
manner of Goods Chatties Debts Creditts or other Prsonall
Estate of what nature or kind soever And by what manner

of way soever Given Granted bequeathed or bestowed

either by deed Guift Promise or Grant of the Donor or
Donors in life or by any last will and Testament or any other

p. 375

Honest and lawfull ways or meanes whatsoever which said
Vestrys or bodys Corporate are confirmed and hereby made
capeable of sueing and being sued by the names and Titles
aforesaid of for and touching any the Premises of which
Vestry or body Corporate the number shall allways be six at
least Except upon Death or Absence of any one of them and
in such case of Death or Absence or other Legall incapacity
of Serveing the remaineing Parte of Such Vestry shall with
all convenient Speed meet and by majority of Vows Elect

P 376

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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 26, 1700-May 3, 1704
Volume 24, Page 93   View pdf image (33K)
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