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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
Volume 36, Page 567   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts Not Previously Printed. 567

Motion) may grant such Time as shall be thought reasonable: And
that the Plantiff in every Cause to be tryed before the said Justices
shall give the Defendant or his Attorney Notice Ten Days at least
before the Beginning of the Assizes that the Tryal is to be in, of his
Intention to insist on a Tryal; and that if after such Notice given,
the Cause shall be delayed until another Assizes, the Party causing
such Delay shall pay all the Cost and Charge that shall be occasioned

And be it Enacted, That the several Sheriffs shall summons Forty

of the most capable and substantial Free-holders within their Baili-
wicks, Twenty Days before the Assizes shall begin, to serve as
Grand and Petit Jurors; and that every Free-holder that shall be so
summoned, and shall neglect or refuse to appear, shall incur the same
Penalties and Forfeitures as Jurors summoned to the Provincial
Court are liable to; and that no Person that is not incapable or dis-
qualified by Law to serve as a Juror, shall have any Exemption, ex-
cept Counsellors, Clergymen, Assembly-Men, Magistrates and Con-
stables; and that every Grand- Jury shall have an Allowance not
exceeding Four Hundred Pounds of Tobacco, and every Petit- Juror
Fifteen Pounds of Tobacco for every Days Attendance, besides the
lawful Fees for Verdicts in civil Cases; to be assessed in the County
Levy as usual.
And be it Enacted, That the Two Justices of Assize shall be
allowed by the Publick, Five Thousand Pounds of Tobacco each of
them, to be paid in the Counties respectively where they reside, for
every Circuit, and no more; and such of the County- Justices as they
shall associate with them, the same as they are allowed for sitting in
the County-Courts.
And be it Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said
Justices to make all such Rules and Orders as may be convenient and
necessary for the Furtherance of Justice and Right, and to impose
reasonable Fines, Forfeitures and Penalties upon such as shall trans-
gress them.
Provided always, That such Rules and Orders shall be agreeable
to the Laws of England and this Province. And that all Sheriffs,
Bailiffs and other Officers and Persons whatsoever, shall yield due
Obedience to all Process, Warrants and Precepts, that shall be issued
by, or returnable to the said Justices.
And be it Enacted, That the next Provincial Court shall begin the
Third Tuesday of May which shall be in the Year of our Lord
Seventeen Hundred and Twenty Four, and not before; and that all
Actions now depending in that Court of what Nature soever, shall
be and are by this Act continued until the Third Tuesday in May ;
and that all Writs, Process and Precepts already issued, or to be
issued out of the Provincial Court, returnable to the next Court,
shall be returnable to the said Third Tuesday of May; and that all


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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1727-1729 With Appendix of Statutes, 1714-1726
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