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Assembly Proceedings, OctoberNovember 1683. 605

Goverment of the People of this province, yet would Expire,
and become Voyd, if he should now Conclude this sessions,
And therefore he sayth he hath thought fitt to Continue Them

L. H. Journal
Original.

in force by Adjourneing Both houses Till the first Tuesday in
Aprill next And Giveth Lycence to the Lower house to
Adjourne Themselves Accordingly
Wherevpon Mr Speaker and the members of The Lower
house Returne to theire Owne house, And After some time of
Consideraccon There

p. 73

House
Adjourn'd

Adjourne The house Till the ffirst Tuesday in Aprill
Next.
C Boteler Clk of the Lower
house of Assembly

An act for Regulateing the tares & abuses in tobacco
Hogsheads

ffor prvention of the vnreasonable greate Tare of Tobacco
hogsheads of verry Ill Consequence & damage to Mrchants &
others Traders here, within this Province & alsoe to avoid the
many Inconveniencys of too weighty & vnseasoned Casque,
Bee itt enacted by the Right Honble the Lord Propry of this
Province by & with the advice & Consent of the vpper &
Lower houses of this prsent Genll Assembly & the Authority
of the same that from & after the ffive & Twentieth day of
december next ensueing all Mrchants Traders planters, over-
seers or others Inhabitants of this Province makeing any
Cropps of Tobacco shall provide & Cause to bee fallen &
sawed by the Last day of Aprill att farthest in every yeare
Respectively all such Timber as shall bee Intended or allotted
for the makeing Tobacco hogsheads to the end that the same
may bee well seasoned vnder the penalty of one hundred
pounds of Tobacco forfeiture for every hogshead hee or they
shall have sett vpp or made of any other Timber then what
shall bee fallen as aforesaid one halfe to the Right Honble the
Lord Propry of this Province the other halfe to him or them
that shall sue for the same in any Court of Record within this
Province, wherein noe lissoine proteccon or wager of Law to
bee allowed. And bee itt further enacted by the said Lord
Propry by & with the advice & Consent aforesaid & the
Authority of the same that from & after the aforesaid ffive &
Twentieth day of december noe Tobacco hogsheads or Caske
for Tobacco, shall bee sett vpp or made by any Cooper or
Coopers whatsoever of any other Timber then what is herein
before provided & the same to bee Hewen or Riven into
Staves & Heading by the Last day of July in every yeare
Respectively & when sett vpp & finished nott to weigh above

Liber W. H.

p. 247



 
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