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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 52   View pdf image
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52 Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1678.

Liber W. H.

that noe person or persons whatsoever Inhabitant or For-
raigner shall from & after the time aforesaid vppon any Lords
day as aforesaid presume to take fish in any Bay Port or
Creeke of or belonging to this Province with any Netts Tramells
saines Hookes or Lines or any other instruments of fishing nor
shall Cofnand willfully Suffer or permitt any of his or their
Children hired servants servants or Slaves soe to fish as afore-
said And bee itt likewise Enacted by the Authority aforesaid
That noe person or persons from & after the time aforesaid
shall profane or abuse the said Lords day as aforesaid by
Drunkeness Swearing gameing at Cards Dice Billiards Shuffell
boards bowles Nynepins horserace fowling or hunting or any
other vnlawfull Sportes or recreations And if any person or
persons within this Province from & after the end of the said
twenty dayes shall offend in all or any the premisses he shall
forfeit and pay for every offence one hundred pounds of
Tobacco the said offences or any of them being done in view
of any Iustice of peace Majestrate or other head officer of any
County Cittv or Towne Corporate within their limitts Respec-

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tively or being proved vppon Oath by two or more wittnesses
or by the Confession of the person offending before any such
Iustice Magistrate or head officer within their severall limitts
respectively wherein such offence shall be Comitted to which
end every such Iustice Majestrate or head officer shall haue
power by this Act to administer an oath to such wittnes or
wittnesses, any which Sume or Sumes of Tobacco Soe forfeited
as aforesaid shall & may be Executed and Leavyed by the
Sherriffe vndersherriff or Constable by Warrant to any one
of them directed from any such Justice or Justices of the Peace
Majestrate or other head officers as aforesaid within their sev-
erall limitts where all or any the offences aforesaid shall be
Comitted or clone by distress & Sale of the offenders goods
rendring the party the Overplus or shall be Recovered by any
person or persons that will sue for the same by bill plaint
or Informacon in any of his Lordships Courts of Record in this
Prouince all which forfeits shall be imployed to and for the vse
of the poore of the County Cittyes or Burroughes where such
offences shall be Comitted of which the said Iustices Majes-
trates head officers Sherriffes vndersherriffes or Constables shall
Render an accompt att the next Court to be houlden for their
Respective Countyes Cittyes or Burroughes and in default of
such distress the Sherriffe vndersherriffe or Constable are
hereby Authorized and impowred to bring the party offending
before the next Iustice of Peace who is hereby required and
Authorized to bind him over to the next Court to be houlden
for the County Citty or Burrough Respectively and to be
(dureing the intervall) of good behauiour.

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