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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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Acts. 149


Coates nor shall any of her Majtys Subjects whatever Trust any
Indian or Indians for Liquors or take any pawn or pawns from them
on any pretence whatsoever on pain of looseing their debt for such
Liquors soe Creditted to the Indians As aforesaid And being
Obliged to restore the Indian pawns As aforesaid without any
Reward or Satisfaccon therefore Any Law Statute Usage or Cus-
tome to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Liber LL, 4
Acts

An Act to redress the great Evill Accrueing to this province by the
Multiplicity of Useless Horses Mares and Colts that run in the
Woods.
Whereas the Extravagant Multitude of uselesse Horses Mares &
Colts that run in the Woods are found very pernicious and burden-
some to the Inhabitants of this Province It is thought necessary
That some suitable Remedy be provided in that behalfe And therefore
Be it Enacted by the Queens most Excellent Majesty by and with
the Advice and Consent of her Majtys President Councill and As-
sembly of this Province and the Authority of the same That from
and after the last day of May which shall be in the Yeare of our
Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirteen All Stoned
Horses shall be kept within good Sufficient Inclosures And in Case
any Stoned Horse or Horses that have been taken up and broke fitt

Acts of 1712,
ch. 4

for Use shall happen to be found loose and out of such Inclosure It
shall and may be lawfull for any person or persons whatsoever to take
up and Impound or Cause such Horse to be Impounded in some
open pound and there To detain him on the Risk of the Owner
thereof or cause him to be soe detained untill the Owner or Owners
of such Horses haveing Speedy and Convenient notice of such Im-
pounding shall Satisfye and pay unto the person soe Impounding or
Causeing such Horse to be Impounded the sume of five shillings or
Sixty pounds of Tobacco.
And that in Case any stoned Colt above Twelve Moneths old or
stoned Horse unbroke shall any Time after the said Last day of May
be found loose in the Woods or out of such Inclosure It shall and may
be lawfull for any person whatsoever to shoot or otherwise kill and
destroy such Horse or Colt without being Accountable or Answerable
to the Owner or Owners of such Horse and Colt or any other person
or persons whatsoever in any Accon or suite whatsoever And in
Case any person shall at any Time be sued for any such shooting
killing or destroying As afd It shall and may be lawfull for such
person to give this Act in Evidence upon the Generall Issue Any
Law Statute or Custome to the Contrary notwithstanding
And be it further Enacted by the Authority Advice and Consent
aforesaid That after the last day of May aforemenconed It shall not
be lawfull for any person not haveing Land of his own nor renting
a plantacon to keep any breeding Mare or Mares in the Woods upon

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