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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1752-1754
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78 Assembly Proceedings, June 3-23, 1752.

Liber B. L. C.

such Slave, which shall be intended to take Place in future, shall be
good to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes whatsoever, from
the Time that such Freedom or Manumission is intended to com-
mence by the said Deed or Writing, so that such Deed and Writing
be not in Prejudice of Creditors, and that such Slave, at the Time
such Freedom or Manumission shall take Place or commence, be not
above the Age aforesaid, and be able to work, and gain a sufficient
Livelihood and Maintenance, according to the true Intent and Mean-
ing of this Act; which Instrument of Writing shall be acknowledged
before one Justice of the Peace of the County wherein the Person or
Persons granting such Freedom shall reside; which Justice shall
Indorse, on the Back of such Instrument, the Time of the Acknowl-
egement, and the Party making the same; which he or they, or the
Parties concerned shall cause to be entered among the Records of the
County Court, where the Person or Persons granting such Freedom
shall reside, within six Months after the Date of such Instrument
of Writing: And the Clerk or Clerks of the respective County
Courts within this Province shall, immediately upon the Receipt of
such Instrument, Indorse the Time of his receiving the same, and
shall well and truly enroll such Deed or Instrument in a good and
sufficient Book in Folio, to be regularly Alphabetted in the Names
of both Parties, and to remain in the Custody of the said Clerk or
Clerks for the Time being, among the Records of the respective
County Courts; and that the said Clerk or Clerks shall, on the Back
of every such Instrument, in a full legible Hand, make an indorse-
ment of such Inrollment, and also of the Folio of the Book in which
the same shall be enrolled, and to such Indorsement set his Hand,
the Person or Persons requiring such Entry, paying the usual and
legal Fees for the same.
And be it likewise Enacted, That a Copy of such Record, duly
attested under the Seal of such Office, shall, at all Times hereafter,
be deemed, to all Intents and Purposes, good Evidence to prove such
Freedom.

[Duty of
Justices, for
the due Ob-
servance of
this Act.]

And to the End that this Act may be duty observed, the Justices
of every County Court within this Province respectively, shall, at
their respective County Courts to be held in March yearly, give in
Charge to the respective Grand Juries of each respective County, to
enquire into any Breaches made contrary to this Act.

[Continuance
of this Act.]

This Act to continue for three Years, and unto the End of the
next Session of Assembly which shall happen after the Expiration
of the said three Years.

22.d June 1752
Read and Assented to
by the/Lower House of
Assembly/

Signed p Order
M Macnemara Cl lo ho.

On behalf of the Right
Honble the Lord Proprie-
tary of this/Province I
will this be a Law
Benj.a Tasker

the great seal in
Wax appendant

23 June 1752
Read and Assented to
by the Upper/House of
Assembly/
Signed p Order
J. Ross Cl Up Ho.



 
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