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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, March, 1707-November, 1710
Volume 27, Page 339   View pdf image (33K)
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refuse longer to Continue such allowance that then it shall and
may be Lawfull for such Justices or any three of them as afore-
said to discharge such Prisoner out of Prison which Discharge
Signed and Sealed by the said Justices or any three of them
as aforesaid shall Save harmless every Sherriffe or Goaler out
of whose Custody any such Prisoner shall be released or dis-
charged and the said Justices or any three of them as aforesaid
shall give unto such Prisoner a duplicate of such discharge.
Provided alwaies that this Act nor any thing therein Con-
tained shall discharge or be Construed to discharge any bond
bill obligatory or Bills of Exchange where any pson or psons
is or are Joyntly or severally bound or obliged with such
Debtor or any other Security, Given for payment of any Debt
but the pson of the debtor only nor any Debt or offence due
to her Sacred Majty the Queen.
And be it further Enacted by the authority advice and Con-
sent aforesaid that if any Prisoner so as aforesaid discharged
shall be arrested againe for any Debt already Contracted or
hereafter dureing the Continuance of this Act to be Contracted
such Prisoner upon Shewing the duplicate of his discharge as
aforesaid and sufnoning the Plaintiffe or Creditor his atturney
or agent before any two Justices whereof one to be of the
Quorum shall be by such Justices discharged from such arrest
upon an appearance given And the pson of such Debtor shall
be for Ever free and Clearly discharged from such Debts be
such arrest upon meane process or otherwise however.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority advice and Con-
sent aforesaid that if any pson Sherriffe Goaler or Creditor
shall refuse to obey such order of such Justices or any three of
them as aforesaid such pson Sherriffe Goaler or Creditor so
refuseing shall be fined by the said Justices for Every such
offence the Sume of tenn pounds Sterling to be disposed of
as the Justices at their next.

Lib. L. L.
No. 64.

And be it further Enacted by the authority advice and Con-
sent aforesaid that from and after the first day of January next
Comeing it shall and may be Lawfull for any pson that shall
be really and bonafide under any arrest or Execution for any
Debt or Debts by him owing to any pson or psons either
within this province or Elsewhere at the next County Court
to be held for such County where such Debtors are in Prison
to Surrender up and Give an account upon Oath to the said
Justices of all his Estate reall and psonall according to the
Oath herein before pscribed and declare his willingness to
part with the same to be Equally devided among his Creditors
in Satisfaction of their Debts upon which Surrender it shall
and may be Lawfull to And for the said Justices or any three
of them as aforesaid and they are hereby impowered to Cause

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