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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, September, 1704-April, 1706
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The Lower House. 115


upon the reporte of those Indians now loyning the Senecas in
order to warr with the Insharora's both to discover their
Strength and Aliances And likewise to provide for the better
Securely of this province & that All Aliances be setled with
our neighbour Indians.
14. That Six County Courts in one Yeare are thought too
many and therefore burthensome and cause Great County
leavys whereas here being but two provintiall Courts in A
Yeare the delay of lustice is Complained of It is proposed
whither it would not be of Advantage to the province and
the trade thereof that in every yeare there be held four pro-
vinciall Courts two for tryalls and two for Appearances all
which Courts would not Continue much longer or be of much
greater charge then the two at prsent now are And whither the
Sitting of the County Court lustices might not be better re-
gulated by taking turns four at A time being enough to hold
A Court whereas there are some times twelve at once upon
the bench that the extravagancy of their lurisdiction be reason-
ably limitted As to the sume And that Execution be not Stayd
Untill After the tenth of May Yearly.
15 That the Act of Assembly for pleading discount in barr
be explaind by some publiq Vote or Resolve of the house
being Wilfully mistaken by the lustices in Severall County
Courts by which practise its feared many perjury's are intro-
duced.
16. That Effectuall Measures be taken by this Assembly to
oblidge Coopers and others setting up tobacco casq to comply
with and not Exceed the Act oi Assembly in the tare of those
casq wch are Greviously Complaind of by severall Masters of
Shipps and destructive to trade owners and builders of Ves-
sells not knowing how to regulate them for Stowage And by
Which means Alsoe her Majts Governour is defeated of Great
parte of the revenue by the Act of Assembly and her Majesty's
Royall instruccons designed & Allotted him.
17. That the limittacon of Actions on Account is too shorte
so that A Credittor cannot be civill to his Debtor for fear of
that Act which is desired by severall to be Extended for one
Yeare more.
18. That the Act of Assembly for punishing fornication
and Adultery be explaind when a mans Estate shall redeem
his body.
19. That All County leavys and Vestrys Accounts be
yearly laid before the Governour & Councill for their inspection
20. That All freemen be oblidged to give A good Account
of themselves how they gaine their livelyhoods or in default
of their being able to give such Accot the lustices of the
County Court be empowred to place them out to worke and

P. R. O.

B. T. Md.
Vol. 17.



 
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