the goods and chattells of any the Inhabitants of this province so
farr as to deprive them of all livelyhood for the future but that
Corn for necessary Maintenance Bedding Guns Ax pott and
Labourers necessary tools and such like houshold implements
and ammunition for subsistance shall be protected from all
Attachments and executions whatsoever.
Provided also that such as shall be found by positive proof
or other Circumstances wilfully to absent themselves into the
woods or elsewhere from the Sheriffs sight whereby they
cannot be found to be brought to tryall and such also as shall
be absent by Flight or proscription out of this Province to be
averr'd upon oath shall have no benefitt of any favourable
Interpretation of this Law.