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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, May, 1730-August, 1732
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Acts. 139


Liberty to tend Three Thousand Plants, for each of such White
Women Servants, and no more.

Provided, That no such Housekeeper, shall have any Allowance
for more than Iwo White Women, whereof the Wife or Mistress ot

Session
Laws

the Family, if employed in making Tobacco, and having but one
White Woman Servant, shall always be accounted One.
And that all Persons, having more than One Taxable, and not
more than Four, shall be allowed to tend with each Male Child,
from Thirteen to Sixteen Years of Age, and with each Male Servant,
within the same Ages, and for each Slave, Male, or Female, within
the same Age, that shall be employ'd in making Tobacco, Three
Thousand Plants, and no more. And that no Person, having Five
Taxables, who shall be employ'd in making Tobacco, or whereof
one or more shall be employ'd in any Trade, or any other Labour,
except Household or Domestick Service, shall be allowed to tend
any Number of Tobacco-Plants, for him or herself, nor have any
Allowance for any of his or her Female Children, or White Women
Servants, nor for any Male Child, under Sixteen Years of Age, nor
for any Male Servant or Slave, Male or Female, under Thirteen
Years of Age; but that each Male Servant, and each Male or Female
Slave, from Thirteen to Sixteen Years of Age, belonging to such
Person, having Five Taxables, as aforesaid, that shall be employ'd
in making Tobacco, may tend Three Thousand Tobacco-Plants, and
no more: And that no Person, being a Freeman, who shall Work at
his Trade for his Livelihood, shall be allowed to Plant any Tobacco.
And Be It Further Enacted, That no Servant or Slave, being a
Tradesman, who shall at any Time, between the Publication of this
Act, and the First Day of September next, and between the First
Day of April, and the First Day of September Yearly, during the
Continuance of this Act, work at his or their Trade or Trades, upon
the Plantation or Plantations of any Person or Persons, nor any
Servant or Slave, who shall, at any Time, between the Times afore-
said, during the Continuance of this Act, be employ'd as Coachman,
Groom, Waiting-Man, Cook, Dairy-Maid, or in any other Domestick
Office or Service, in or about the Dwelling-House of his or her
Master or Mistress, nor White Women, (except as before excepted,)
shall be allow'd to tend any Tobacco.
Provided, That nothing in this Act shall be construed to restrain
any Tradesman or other Housekeeper from repairing or building
any House or Houses, to him or them belonging, or from doing any
Thing else, in his or their Trade or Profession, upon his or their
own Plantation, and to his or their own Use; nor to restrain any
White Woman allow'd by this Act to plant or tend any Tobacco,
from doing any Domestick or other Business; nor to hinder or
restrain any Slave living at a Quarter, from Milking, Washing,

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