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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, October 1678-November 1683
Volume 7, Page 54   View pdf image
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54 Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1678.

Liber W. H.

ant Generall or Cheife Governour or Leivtenant Generall or
Cheif Gouernour And Councill for the time being shall see
Cause to order
2dly That every such Collonell Major or Captaine shall give
notice or Summons uppon every Trayneing or Mustering to
every person soe Inlisted as aforesaid within his Respective
Division or Limitts att the head of his Company or att the
house of the party by an officer of his Company or a Warrant
vnder his hand to appear att such time and place as he shall
appoint for such Trayning and Mustering And that if any man
after such notice or sufnons given as aforesaid shall neglect or
Refuse to appear att the time and place appointed as aforesaid
or that shall Refuse when he hath soe appeared be inlisted
into the Militia or Trayned Bands as aforesaid, or that being
soe inlisted shall not from time to time as he shall be sumoned
or warned as aforesaid appeare and bring with him one good
serviceable fixed Gunn and six shoots of Powder shall for
every such offence if a ffreeman forfeit and pay the sume of one
hundred pounds of Tobacco to the Lord Proprietary & if a
servant letted or hindered by his master Mistris or Overseer
Then such Master Mistris or Overseer to forfeit and pay the
like sume of one hundred pounds of Tobacco for every such

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servant for the use of the foote Company to Purchase Drumm
and Colours and other Necessaryes for the Company as the
Comander shall think fitt where such default is made Provided
that this Clause be not to Countenance any officer or officers
to presse Armes or Amunition for any further Expedition or
service than Trayning but that vppon all such occasions they
be supplyed out of the County Magazine or Store. All which
forfeiture and forfeitures shall by such Collonell Major or
Captain be Certifyed to the Comissioners of the County Court
for such County att the Court then next ensueing who are
hereby Authorized Upon such Certificate (noe Sufficient Excuse
appearing to them) to award Execucon against the goods &
Chatties of such person soe Refuseing neglecting or failing as
aforesaid and that uppon Occasion of all such Execucons all &
every County Clerke & Sherriff within this Province respec-
tively shall doe what pertaineth to their offices without any
fee or Reward
And for that the Inhabitants of this Province are many of
them unprovided of fixed Gunns and that they may haue tyme
to provide themselves with Armes & Amunicon for Trayning
according to this Act and not be surprized Bee itt Enacted and
ordeined by the Authority aforesaid by and with the Consent
and aduice aforesaid That any of the said fines by vertue of
this Act sett or imposed uppon any person or persons for
default of appearing att Musterings and Traynings as afore-

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