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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1724-1726
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Acts. 189


and Several new Bridges are still wanting; and that it is the
general Complaint of the Overseers of the Highways, that they
are rendered uncapable of Repairing the old, or Making new
ones, being forwarned by the Owners of the adjacent Lands
from cutting any Trees necessary for such Repairing or Mak-
ing of Bridges,
II. Be it therefore Enacted, by the Right Honourable the
Lord Proprietary, by and with the Advice and Consent of
his Lordship's Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses
of Assembly, and the Authority of the same, That from and
after the End of this present Session of Assembly, it shall
and may be lawful for the several and respective Overseers
of the Highways within this Province, and they are hereby
impowered, as often as Need shall require, for repairing and
making of Bridges over the Heads of Rivers, Creeks,
Branches-, Swamps, or other low and miry Places, to cut down,
or cause to be cut down, any Tree or Trees, growing on any
of the next adjacent Lands to such Bridges necessary to be
made or repaired, and the same Trees to maul or cause to be
mauled, and carried from off such adjacent Lands, and
applied to the Making and necessary Repairs of such Bridges
as aforesaid.
III. Provided always, That the Trees allowed to be cut
down, in Manner and for the Use aforesaid, be not such as are
fit to make Clapboards, or Cooper's Timber; nor for the
Building or Repairing any Bridges that are built or main-
tained at a Public or County Charge.

Bacon

An Act for explaining a Paragraph of the Supplementary
Act to the Act, entitled, An Act directing the Manner of
Electing and Summoning Delegates.

Whereas in the Supplementary Act to the Act directing the
Manner of Electing and Summoning Delegates and Repre-
sentatives to serve in succeeding Assemblies, it is Provided,
That nothing in that Act should be construed to debar or hin-
der any of the People called, and generally reputed, Quakers,
from their Votes in Election, they being otherwise duly quali-
fied, some Questions have arose thereon, Whether Quakers
are intended to be otherwise exempt thereby from all Ques-
tions concerning their Fidelity to the Government, than by
allowing them the Liberty of taking their Affirmation to his
Majesty's Government prescribed by Law, instead of the
Oaths, as is now used in England: For declaring thereof,
II. Be it Enacted by the Right Honourable the Lord Pro-
prietor, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Lordship's
Governor, and the Upper and Lower Houses of Assembly, and

Chap.
XVIII



 
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