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Dimensions for a limited Time;" the other intitled, “An Act for making Provision for Appeals to Congress in certain Maritime Cases, and under certain Restrictions." One Act made in the Year of our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty-one, intitled, “An Act in Addition to an Act, intitled, an Act for taking up and restraining Persons dangerous to this State":
Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That all the before mentioned Acts, now expired, be revived and continued, with all and every Clause, Matter and Thing, therein respectively contained, and shall be in Force until the First Day of November, one Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty-two.
[This Act passed June 28th, 1781.)
Said Act to continue in Force to Nov. 1783.
[1782, p. 111.)
Provisions, and Masts and Spars out of this State. WHEREAS the Advantages which have accrued to this Preamble. Commonwealth by the Acts and Resolves prohibiting the Exportation of Provisions, and Masts and Spars, now cease; and many Inconveniences arise by continuing the same:
Be it therefore enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That all Acts and Resolves prohibiting the Prohibitory Exportation of Provisions, Masts and Spars, or any Pro- Provisions, duce of this State, now in force, be and they are hereby repealed, and all Parts of such Acts and Resolves hereafter be considered and taken as null and void. [This Act passed March 4, 1782.]
LAWS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
(Printed from "Laws of New Hampshire including Public and Private Acts and Re
solves, with an Appondix embracing the Journal of the Committee of Public Safety," edited by Henry Harrison Metcall, A. M., Vol. IV (Revolutionary Period, 1776-1784), Musgrove Printing House, Bristol, N. H., 1916.)
AN ACT FOR REGULATING THE PRICES OF SUNDRY ARTICLES THEREIN
[Passed Jan. 18, 1777. Original Acts, vol. 7, p. 26; recorded Acts, vol. 3, p. 317. Laws, 1780 ed., p. 69. See additional act of April 10, 1777. Repealed Nov. 27, 1777.)
Whereas the exorbitant price of the necessary and convenient articles of life, and also of labour, within this State at this time of distress (unless speedily and effectually remedied) will be attended with the most fatal and pernicious Consequences
Be it therefore enacted by the Council and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, that the rates and prices of the several Articles herein-after enumerated be, and hereby are, limited, within this state, as follows, vizt
Good merchantable Wheat shall not exceed the price of seven shillings and six pence P Bushel.
Good merchantable Rye shall not exceed the price of four shillings and six pence per Bushel.
Good merchantable Indian-Corn shall not exceed the price of three shillings and six pence per Bushel.
Good merchantable Oats shall not exceed the price of Two shillings per Bushel.
Good merchantable Peas shall not exceed the price of Eight shillings per Bushel.
Good merchantable Beans shall not exceed the price of six shillings per Bushel. — Potatoes of the best sort shall not in the fall of the
year, exceed one shilling and four pence, nor at any season two shillings, per Bushel. -
American made Cheese shall not exceed six pence per pound. Butter of the best quality, shall not exceed Ten
pence per pound.
Pork, weighing from five, to seven scores shall not exceed four pence half penny per pound.
from seven to ten scores, shall not exceed four pence three farthings per pound. And all above ten scores
shall not exceed five pence per pound.Salted-Pork by the Barrel, containing two hundred and twenty pounds weight, shall not exceed the price of Five pounds.
Grass-fed Beef of the best quality shall not exceed three pence per pound, and in that proportion for Statefed Beef, and likewise Beef of an inferior quality.
Good tried-Tallow shall not exceed seven pence, half penny by the single pound.
Mutton shall not exceed the price per pound herein set for Beef.
Veal shall not exceed three pence per pound.
Good soal-Leather shall not exceed one shilling and six pence per pound.
Upper Leather in proportion.
Men's neat-leather Shoes of the best sort shall not exceed Eight shillings per pair.
Other Shoes in proportion according to their quality.
Good merchantable West India Rum shall not exceed Six shillings and eight pence per Gallon by the Hogshead-seven shillings and eight pence per single Gallonand two shillings by the single Quart, and so in like proportion for smaller quantities, according to the former custom of retailers.-saving an Allowance of one penny per Gallon for every ten miles the same shall be conveyed by Land carriage from the first Port of delivery for the charge and risque of transporting the same.
New-England Rum of the best Quality shall not exceed three shillings and ten pence per Gallon by the Hogshead; four shillings per Gallon by the Barrel; and four shillings and sixpence by the single Gallon, at the ports & places where the same shall be distilled (exclusive of the Cask) and in like proportion for smaller quantities, saving the same allowance for carriage from the place of distilling as is herein before made for West India Rum.
Best Muscavado Sugar shall not exceed fifty four shillings per hundred weight by the Hogshead. Sixty shillings by the single hundred weight. and Eight pence by the single pound. at the first Port of delivery, allowing nine pence per hundred weight for every ten miles land-carriage from the said first Port of delivery.
Molasses of the best quality shall not exceed three shillings and four pence per Gallon by the Hogshead, three shillings and eight pence per Gallon by the Barrel; and four shillings by the single Gallon-at the first port of delivery allowing one penny per Gallon for every ten miles land-carriage from the said first Port of Delivery.
Good merchantable Salt shall not exceed ten shillings per Bushel. Allowing a reasonable price for Transportation.
Good Coffee shall not exceed one shilling and four pence per single pound.
Cotton shall not exceed three shillings per pound by the Bag, and three shillings and eight pence per single pound.
Good well-dressed Merchantable Flax shall not exceed One shilling per pound.
Good merchantable Sheep's Wool shall not exceed Two shillings, and two pence per pound.
Men's good yarn Stockings shall not exceed six shillings per pair--and in that proprotion for those of an inferior quality.
Good yard-wide strip't Flannel shall not exceed three shillings, and six pence per yard, and other Flannels in proportion according to their widths and Qualities, and other Woolen Cloths in like proportion.
Good yard-wide Tow-Cloth shall not exceed Two shillings and three pence per yard, and so in proportion according to its Quality.
Coarse-Linnens, yard-wide shall not exceed four shillings per yard—and in that proportion according of other widths & Qualities.
Good Cotton Cloth & Cotton and Linnen Cloth yardwide shall not exceed three shillings and eight pence per yard—and so in proportion if of different widths and qualities.
Good New-England Bar-Iron shall not exceed forty shillings per hundred weight at the Iron-works.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid. That the prices of European Goods, and Merchandize which have been, or shall be, imported into this state, as also all Goods & Merchandize brought into the same in any prize vessel be regulated as follows vizt Woolen Goods, Coarse Linnens, Duck, Ticklingburgs & Oznabrigs shall not be sold by wholesale at a higher advance than in the proportion of Two hundred & Seventy five pounds for what cost One hundred pounds of like money in Europe. And all other Goods wares, and Merchandizes imported from thence or brought into this State in any prize vessel (warlike and military stores excepted) shall be sold by wholesale at an advance not exceeding Two hundred and fifty pounds for what cost One hundred pounds of like money in Europe.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that no Trader, Shop-keeper or other person shall vend any Goods, wares or merchandizes (imported and brought in as aforesaid) by Retail, at a higher advance than twenty
Cent upon the wholesale price as before limited making a reasonable allowance for the risque & charge of land-Carriage from the first place of purchase.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that no Goods, wares or merchandizes shall be sold at vendue or public-Sale at a higher rate than is before limited.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the price of farming labour shall not, in the Summer season, exceed three shillings and four pence day, and So in the usual proportion at other Seasons of the Yearand the Labour of Mechanics and Tradesmen, and other Labour to be computed according to the usages and customs that have heretofore been adopted and practised in this State compared with farming Labour.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that if any person or persons after the publishing this Act shall sell any of the Articles, Goods, wares, or merchandizes herein mentioned or enumerated, at a higher price or advance than is herein limited, such person or persons so offending, shall forfeit the price demanded or taken for such Articles, if sold for more than twenty shillings—and if sold for twenty shillings or undershall forfeit the sum of twenty shillings.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that if any Labourer shall contract for, or receive more per day than is herein limited; for his labour, he shall forfeit the sum of twenty shillings for each day he shall so offend.
And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that if any person shall at any vendue or public-sale, give or bid for any Article or merchandize, a greater price than is herein before limited-he shall forfeit the price so bid or given.