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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1737-1740
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136 Assembly Proceedings, August 11-16, 1737.

Lib. B. L. C.

Verdict or Confession shall forfeit two hundred pounds Current
money one half to the Lord Proprietary the other half to the officer
Magistrate Sheriff or other Person or Persons, who shall be so
resisted beaten or assaulted and that such Officer Sheriff or Magis-
trate shall be allowed a Legall Witness to prove the fact And be it
further Enacted that any Master of a Ship or other Vessell who hath
taken in or laden any wheat Indian Corn or other Grain or on board
of whose Vessell any Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain hath been
laden since the Publication of the said Proclamation and shall pre-
sume to Carry Convey or Export the same or Cause the same to be
Carried Conveyed or Exported Contrary to the Tenor of this Act
shall by such Carriage Conveyance or Exportation be liable to the
Penalty of the forfeiture of the said Wheat Indian Corn or other
Grain and treble the Value of the same one half thereof to his Lord-
ship his Heirs and Successors the other half to the Informers who
shall sue for the same to be recovered as aforesaid in manner afore-
said And be it further Enacted that any person or persons who shall
lade Carry Convey or Export or Cause to be laden Carried Conveyed
or Exported by Land or by Water or shall lade or take on board of
any Vessell whatsoever or who shall Cause to be laden and taken on
board of any Vessell whatsoever or lade or take into any Cart
Waggon or other Carriage whatsoever or Cause to be laden or taken
into any Cart Waggon or other Carriage whatsoever any wheat
Indian Corn or other Grain or any Meal or bread with Intent to
Export the same out of the Province or to Carry Export and Convey
the same to any other Place whatsoever not being under the imme-
diate Government of the Lord Proprietary of this province although
such place may be within the bounds of this Province before the last
Day of September which shall be in the year of our Lord one
thousand seven hundred and thirty Eight shall forfeit all such wheat
Indian Corn or other Grain and Meal Flour and Bread together with
Double the Value thereof and also that where any such Wheat In-
dian Corn or other Grain or Meal Flour or Bread shall be attempted
to be Carried or Exported by Land out of this province or to any
other place not being under the immediate Government of the said
Lord Proprietary of this Province although such place may be within
the bounds of this Province that the Carts Waggons or other Car-
riages and the Harnesses therewith used and the Horses or other
Draught Beasts used or Employed for that purpose and all Horses
and other beasts of burthen that shall Carry or be in any wise used
for the Carrying out such Wheat Indian Corn or other Grain Meal
or Flour or bread with all Sacks or Baggs used for that purpose shall
be forfeited to the uses aforesaid to be recovered as aforesaid and that
in any suit or prosecution for any breach of this Act the Onus Pro-
bandi shall lye on the Defendant And be it further Enacted by the
Authority Advice and Consent aforesaid that all Sheriffs Magistrates
and other his Lordships Officers are hereby impowered and required



 
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