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Acts of the General Assembly hitherto unpublished 1694-1698, 1711-1729
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338 Assembly Proceedings, 1694-1728.

Liber LL, 5
Acts

tion of Bread, Beer, Flower Malt Wheat or other Indian or English
Grain or Meal Horses Mares Colts or ffilleys from Pensylvania and
the Territories thereunto belonging so far as it Prohibits the Impor-
tation of Bread Flower or Grain of any kind shall be and is hereby
Suspended Untill the last Day of June next Ensueing Provided that
any Prosecutions that shall be begun during the Continuance of this
Act for Any breach thereof shall and may be prosecuted to finall End
and Judgment And that it shall and may be lawfull for the Courts
before whom such Suits shall be Depending to Proceed to Judgment
and to Award Execution Although the time limitted to Prohibit the
Exportation of Corn should Expire before the Determination of such
Suit such Expiration or any Law Useage or Custom to the Contrary
Notwithstanding.

p. 3

And be it Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that it shall and
May be lawfull for Any Officer of the Customs Justice of the Peace
Sheriff or Constable And the said Officers and Every of them are
and is required upon Application made to any of them to go on
Board of and search any Ship or Other Vessell Suspected to have
Indian Corn on board in Order to be Exported Contrary to the
Tenour of this Act and to Seize all the Corn that shall be found on
board to the uses and Purposes aforesaid.

Acts of 1724,
ch. 2

An Act for the Releif of such Persons as have been Convicted of Any
Breach of the Acts of Assembly for Preventing the Makeing of
Trashy Tobacco and for the Bettering the Staple of this Province
and the Explanatory Act thereof unheard or have Suffered by
the Misconstruction of the said Laws.
Whereas Several of the Inhabitants of this Province have Com-
plained that they have been Convicted by Several Justices of the
Peace of Several Breaches of the Acts of Assembly aforesaid And
Executions Awarded against them for the Penalties without Ever
being heard in their Own Defence which is a method of Proceeding
Inconsistent with the true Intent and Meaning of the said Laws. It
being the Undoubted Right of every British Subject (Even the
most Guilty) that will Submitt to the Law to be heard in his own
defence And Others that have been greatly Prejudiced by the Mis-
construction of the said Acts. Be it therefore Enacted by the
Right Honourable the Lord Proprietor by and with the Advice and
Consent of his Lordship's Governeur and the Upper and Lower
Houses of Assembly and the Authority of the same That it shall and
may be lawfull for the Justices of the Peace within this Province at
their respective County Courts where the facts Arose in a Summary
way or in a formall way according to the Course of the Comon Law
in Other Cases at the Discretion of the Party Convicted to try to hear
and determine All Judgments and Convictions that have been against
Any Person or Persons for any breach or breaches of the said Acts of



 
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