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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1720-1723
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474 Assembly Proceedings, October 9-November 3, 1722.

Bacon

Person, shall be good and effectual in Law, notwithstanding
such Omission, or any Ambiguity or Uncertainty in the Word-
ing of any Will, if the Intent of the Testator can be reasonably
collected from the Words of the Will.
III. And for putting an End to Disputes about the Right
to such Lands; Be it Enacted, by the Authority, Advice and
Consent aforesaid, That where the Intent of the Testator is
at large, and it does not appear to what Church, Chapel or
Person he devised such Land, in such case the Land so
devised, shall go to the Parish or Incumbent where such Land
lies, in the same Manner as Glebes are commonly held; and
that no Want or Insufficiency of Words, (where the Intent
appears) shall defeat such Parish or Incumbent of such
Land.
IV. Provided nevertheless, That this Law shall in no wise
affect any Lands that have been heretofore disputed in Law,
or Escheated, or about which there is at this Time any Contest
or Law-Suit depending. And provided likewise, That such
Will or Wills, have, and shall be Signed by the Testator so
devising the same, or by some other Person in his Presence,
and by his express Directions, in the Presence of Three or
more credible Witnesses, and duly Proved.

Chap. V

An Act to regulate Prosecutions in Criminal Cases.

Be it Enacted, by the Right Honourable the Lord Proprie-
tor, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly
of this Province, and the Authority of the same, That from and
after the Publication hereof, no Attorney-General, or Clerk
of the Peace, or of Indictments, shall exhibit any Bills or
Bill of Indictments to any Grand Jury against any Person
whatsoever, without an express Order from the Governor
and Council, or from the Court where the Prosecution is to
be, or some one of the Justices of such Court, or unless the
Offender be bound over to such Court, or that the Grand
Jury find or make a Presentment of the Offence of their own
Knowledge, upon Penalty of paying the Party grieved, all the
Damages and Charges that shall be occasioned by such
Prosecution; any Law, Statute, Usage or Custom to the
contrary notwithstanding.

Chap. VI

An Act for the Amendment of the Law, and the speedier
Advancement of Justice in relation to the Assessing of
Damages.

For the Amendment of the Law, and for the easier and
speedier Advancement of Justice; Be it Enacted, by the Right
Honourable the Lord Proprietor, by and with the Advice



 
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