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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
Volume 40, Page 135   View pdf image (33K)
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Acts. 135


by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information wherein no Essoyn
Protection or Wager of Law shall be allowed And be it Enacted that
no Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain or Meal Flour or bread belong-
ing to any of the Inhabitants of this Province which was laden on
board of any ship or Vessell before the issueing of the said Procla-
mation shall be Exported or Conveyed out of this Province and that
any such Inhabitant after the Publication of this Act who shall Ex-
port or Cause or suffer to be Exported or Conveyed or who shall
sell Barter or otherwise dispose off or Cause to be bartered sold or
otherwise disposed of any such Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain
or meal Flour or Bread or who shall take or purchase the same with
Intent to Export such Wheat Indian Corn Meal Flour or Bread out
of this province shall forfeit and pay Treble the Value thereof to be
recovered as aforesaid to the uses aforesaid And to the End that the
Quantity of Grain Meal Flour or bread so laden and taken on board
of any Ship or Vessell after the issueing the Proclamation aforesaid
may be known
Be it Enacted by the Authority Advice and Consent aforesaid that it
shall & may be lawf till for the Navall Officer or other officer of the Cus-
toms of the Port Place or District and they are hereby impowered and
required where any Vessell having any Wheat Indian Corn or other
Grain Meal Flour or bread on board which was laden as aforesaid
shall lye or for the Sheriff of the County or any Justice of the Peace
upon information or Complaint made of any Wheat Indian Corn or

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other Grain Meal Flour or bread being on board any Vessell as afore-
said immediately after the Expiration of the twenty Days allowed for
relanding the same to go on board such Vessell to search for and
Seize such Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain Meal Flour or Bread
to the uses aforesaid and Cause the same to be measured secured and
Landed in some Convenient Place at the Expence of the Owner or
Proprietor in order to be proceeded against according to the Direc-
tions of this Act unless such Owner or Proprietor or the Master of
such Vessell shall or will Discover upon his or their Oath or Oaths
the true & just Quantity of such Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain
Meal Flour or bread and Give Good & Sufficient Security to such
Naval Officer or other Officer of the Customs Sheriff or Justice of
the Peace as aforesaid payable to the Lord Proprietary with Con-
dition to abide the Event and Determination of such Seisure or Suit
as shall be had therein. And be it further Enacted by the Authority
Advice and Consent aforesaid that if any Master of a Ship or other
Vessell having such Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain Meal Flour
or Bread on board or any other Person or persons whatsoever shall
presume to resist beat or assault any Officer Sheriff Justice or other
Person or Persons aiding and assisting such Officer Sheriff or Jus-
tice of the Peace in the Due Execution of their Duty required by this
Act and be thereof Convicted upon Information or Indictment by

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