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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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Acts. 337


Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information wherein no Essoyn Pro-
tection or Wager of Law shall be Allowed And Be it Enacted that
if Any Person or Persons after the said Last Day of this Instant
October Untill the last day of October One thousand Seven hun-
dred twenty and five aforesaid shall Presume to Carry or Convey
by Land or Water Any Indian Corne on board of any Vessell or
to Any Place in Order to be transported out of this Province that the
Owners of such Corne shall forfeit the Same together with Every
Sloop Shallop Boat or Other Small Vessell on board of which such
Indian Corne shall be laden And All Horses Oxen or Other Draught
Beasts and Carts and Other Carriages that shall be used in the Car-

Liber LL, 5
Acts

riage of such Indian Corne on board of Any Vessell or to any Place in
Order to be Carried or Exported Out of this Province. And the Sum
of ffive shillings for every Bushell thereof The Penalty to be recovered
as aforesaid to the uses aforesaid And that it shall and may be lawfull
for the Informer to Seize any such Sloop Shallop Boat or Other
Small Vessell and all Horses Oxen or other Draught Beasts Carts and
Other Carriages And for any two Justices of the County where such
Seizure shall be made to Condemn such Sloops Shallops Boats and
Other Small Vessells Horses Oxen Carts or Other Carriages that
shall be seized to the uses and Purposes aforesaid And all Justices
sheriffs and Other Officers are by this Act required to Aid and Assist
All Persons Makeing Such Seizures Provided always that when
Any Dispute shall Arise Concerning the Intention of Exporting
such Indian Corne out of the Province Contrary to this Act that the
Onus Probandi shall lye on the Defendant And for the better Execu-
tion of this Act Be it further Enacted that the Severall Justices of
the Peace within this Province in their respective County Courts
Any time within One year after the said last Day of October Instant
shall have full Power and Authority to Enquire by the Oaths of
good and lawfull men of their Counties of and to Examine the
Severall Offenders against this Act And to hear and Determine All
the breeches thereof as they May or Ought to hear other trespasses
and Offences Provided always that nothing in this Act shall Extend
or be Construed to Extend to Prohibit the Exportation of Any
Indian Corne out of this Province that is or shall be Actually laden
on Board Any ship or Vessell before the end of this Session of As-
sembly And Provided Also that [neither] this Act nor Any thing
therein Contained shall Extend or be Construed to Extend to Pro-
hibit any Master of a ship or Other Vessell bound for Great Brittain
or Else where by Sea to Export so much Indian Corne as may be
Absolutely necessary to Support and feed their Stock of fresh provi-
sion not Exceeding two Bushells for every One of a Ship or Vessells
Crew bound to Great Brittain or Else where by Sea be it further
Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the Execution of one Act of
Assembly of this Province Entituled An Act prohibiting the Importa-

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