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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, September, 1704-April, 1706
Volume 26, Page 347   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 347


An Act for laying an Imposition of three pence per Hogshead
on Tobacco for defraying the publiq Charge of the province

Be it Enacted by the Queens most excellent Majesty by and
with the Advice and Consent of her Majestys Governour

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.

Councill and Assembly of this Province and the Authority of
the same that from and after the end of this Sessions of
Assembly A Duty or Imposition of three pence for every
Hogshead of Tobacco and the like duty of three pence for
every ffive hundred pounds of Tobacco Containd in Chest
box or Case on all Tobacco that shall be exported out of this
province by Land or Water be rais'd Levyed and paid to her
Majesty towards the defraying the Publiq Charge of this
Province by all Masters of Shipps or other Vessells Trading
into this province in ready Mony and to be Collected by the
Navall Officer of the Port or District where such Ships or
Vessells shall Clear.
And the said Navall Officers are directed and required by
this Act to receive the Same in ready Mony accordingly and
the said Officers shall account and pay for the said Imposition
of three pence per hogshead And the three pence for every
five hundred pounds of Tobacco contain'd as above in ready
money to the Treasurers of this province who are hereby
required to render account thereof and pay the same in ready
Mony to the Generall Assembly.
And be it farther Enacted by the Authority aforesaid by and
with the Advice and Consent aforesaid that the said Imposition
of three pence per Hogshead and the three pence for every
five hundred pounds of Tobacco contain'd as abovesd shall be
appropriated by the Generall Assembly of this Province
towards the paying of the publiq Charge thereof And to no
other use whatsoever
And be it further enacted and declar'd by the Authority
aforesaid by and with the Advice and Consent aforesaid That
if any Tobacco should by any Casual Means be lost after the
Imposition paid That then and in all such Cases the Owner or
ffreighter of all such Tobacco shall have free liberty to freight
and shipp off the like Quantity again without paying the said
Imposition.
This Act to Continue for three years or to the end of the
next Sessions of Assembly which shall first happen after the
said three Years.

September 29th 1704 September 29th 1704

Read and assented to by the Read and assented by her
house of Delegates. Majestys honble Councill
W Taylard Clk hD. W Bladen Cl Concil.

p. 154



 
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