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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1684-June 1692
Volume 13, Page 214   View pdf image (33K)
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214 Assembly Proceedings, Nov. 14-Dec. 8, 1688.

Lib. W. H.

in the third yeare of his Lopps dominion in the yeare of or
Lord 1678 Entituled An Act for regulateing Ordinaries & lim-
iting the numbr of them wthin this province yet Notwithstand-
ing the good provision thereby made against such exaction
Experience of late hath found the same soe farr from remedy-
ing the said Abuse tht many of them are growne more
excessiue & outragious in their prices & to avoyd the penalty
of the said Law doe refuse to deliuer when desired vnto their
debtor vnder their hands the pticulars of the Liquors &
accomodacons had & receiued of them feareing the same
should discouer their vnjust charge against the said Act &
often times when the said debtors are overtaken in drink
fraudulently obtaine bills vnder their hands & scales for such
their debts vnjustly charged whereby their books are dis-
charged wch otherwise in sueing the said accompt the said
books in Court would discouer their illegall exaction by wch
cunning devises they often avoyd the penalty of the said Law
& much damnific the said debtors to prevent wch abuses for the
future Be it enacted by the right Honorable the Lord Propry by &
with the advice & consent of the vpper & lower houses of this
prsent genii Assembly & the Authority of the same tht from
& after the twentieth day of Aprill in the Yeare of or Lord
1689 noe Ordinary keeper whoever wthin this province for any
debt due to him for Liquor or any other Ordinary accomo-
dacons shall take any bill bond or other security other then the
acco charged in his booke for the same or recouer Judgmt in

p. 299

any court of record wthin this Province for such debt till he
hath before one Justice of the provincall or County Court or
one Alderman of the Citty of Stt Maries first taken his cor-
porall Oath tht the pticulars of the said Acco are truely rated
according to the rates & prices sett & Assessed by the Justices
Impowred thereto by the aforemenconed Act of Assembly &
tht the same was sold & deliuered by order of the said debtr
to the said debtor or his appoyntmt & tht bona fide wthout
fraud he bought the same Liquors for quallity as in his said
Accompt he hath named them, & sold the same againe wthout
any mixture or Imbasemt other then what was ordered by the
said debtor or wth his consent wch Oath soe taken shall be cer-
tified vnder the hand of such Justice of the Provinll or County
Court or Alderman of the Citty of St Maries before whome
the same shall be taken & deliuered to the said debtor before
any security be taken otherwise the said bills bonds & all
other security shall be voyd & a perpetuall barr against the
said creditt or other then the said booke debt legally charged
according to Act of Assembly as aforesaid for wch said certifi-
cate they shall pay to the Clarke the said Justice shall imploy

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