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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1717-April, 1720
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Acts. 109


or Information, wherein no Essoin, Protection, or Wager of
Law to be allowed.
Examined and Compared with the Original Act,
Reverdy Ghiselin
Thomas Bacon

Bacon

An Act for Punishment of such as shall Counterfeit the Lord
Proprietary's Greater or Lesser Seal at Arms within this
Province.
Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lord-
ship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of As-
sembly, and by the Authority of the same, That from and
after the End of this present Session of Assembly, any Person
or Persons whatsoever, that shall presume to Counterfeit the
Great Seal of this Province, for the Time being, or the Sign
Manual or Seal at Arms of the Lord Proprietary of this
Province make Use of any such Counterfeit Seal or Sign
Manual of the said Lord Proprietary, or his Heirs, or any
other the Public Seals of this Province, or shall Steal away
any of the said true Seals, or without lawful Warrant or
Authority, shall falsely or corruptly, or with evil Intent affix
any of them to any Deed, Warrant or Writing, and shall after-
wards within this Province publish or make any Use of any
such Deed, Warrant or Writing, as if such respective Seals
had been affixed thereunto by such lawful Warrant and Au-
thority as aforesaid, shall forfeit to the Right Honourable the
Lord Proprietary and his Heirs, all his Goods and Chattels,
Lands and Tenements whereof such Offender shall be pos-
sess'd at the Time of committing the same Offence ; the one
Half thereof to be applied towards the Support of a Public
School within the County where the Offence shall be com-
mitted, the other Half to the Informer, or him or them that
shall sue for the same, and shall be Whipped with Thirty-
nine Lashes on his bare Back, stand in the Pillory two whole
Hours, and be Banished the Province for ever.
Reverdy Ghiselin
Thomas Bacon.

Chap. VIII

An Act for laying an additional Duty of Twenty Shillings
Current Money per Poll on all Irish Servants, being Papists,
to prevent the Growth of Popery by the Importation of too
great Number of them into this Province; and also the
additional Duty of Twenty Shillings Current Money per
Poll on all Negroes, for raising a Fund for the Use of
Public Schools within the several Counties of this Province.
Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lord-

Chap. X



 
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