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sions to grant Licenses.
Fired.how to be and pay for every such Offence the Sum of Six Pounds
lawful Money of this State, with Costs of Suit, to any Person who shall sue for the same, one Half of which Fine shall be to and for the Use of the Person so prosecuting and the other Half to and for the Use of the Poor of the Township where such Offence may be committed, and be subject to Seizure as herein after directed; and each and every Person proposing to open a Shop or Store hereafter in the respective Counties on the said Lines, are directed to apply to the Justices of the Court as aforesaid, at the next ensuing Session after the passing
of this Act, for a License for that Purpose; and the said Justices in Ses: Justices are hereby authorized, when to them it shall
appear proper and necessary, to grant such License to any Person applying for the same, who may or shall produce a Petition to the said Court, signed by at least fifteen reputable and well-affected Freeholders in the same County, certifying the Applicant to be of good Repute, and also well-affected to the Government of this State; for which said License it shall and may be lawful for the Justices of the said Court by whom the same may be granted, to demand and receive the Sum of Six Shillings, and no more: PROVIDED ALWAYS,
That at any Time on Complaint made to the said Court, by the well-affected Inhabitants living in the Vicinity of such licensed Shopkeeper or Trader, it shall and may be lawful for said Court to deprive such Person of his License, if to them it appears proper.
19. AND BE IT FURTHER ENACTED, That if any Person License, subject or Persons, Inhabitants of the Counties aforeasid, or
residing within the same, shall attempt to sell either publickly or in a private Way, any Goods, Wares or Merchandize, other than herein before-mentioned, without having obtained a License as aforesaid, then and in such Case, the Goods so offered for Sale shall be subjected to Seizure, and the Proof shall rest upon the Defendant, in the same Manner as is herein before directed in Cases of Seizure, any Law, Usage or Custom to the Contrary in anywise notwithstanding.
Passed at Trenton, December 22, 1780.
Goods offered for Sale without
(Printed from "Acts of the Council and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey
from the establishment of the present government, and Declaration of Independence, to the end of the first sitting of the 8th session, on the 24th day of December, 1783 with the constitution prefixed.” To which is annexed an appendix, containing the articles of Confederation of the United States, etc., with two alphabetical tables and an index, compiled under the appointment of the Legislature by Peter Wilson, A. M. printed by Isaac Collins, Printer to the State of New Jersey.)
SESSION BEGINNING MAY 15, 1781.
Passed June 8, 1781. WHEREAS the present Interest of the State requires Preamblo.
. that all Restrictions on Trade and Commerce should be taken off, except with the Enemies of this and the United States; Therefore, BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General Assembly Chaus.
Enacting of this state, and it is hereby Enacted by the Authority of the same, That the Act, intitled, An Act to resrain the Exportation of Pitch, Tar and Turpentine, and other Naval Stores from the State of New-Jersey, passed the twentieth Day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-seven, and the Act, intitled, $An Act to prevent engrossing, forestalling and enhancing the Prices of Produce, Manufacture and Merchandize within this State, passed the fifteenth Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-nine, together with the second, third, fourth, fifth, and seventh Sections of an Act, intitled, * An Act for the more speedy and effectual Procurement of Supplies for the Army of the United States, passed the fourth Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty, shall be, and the same are hereby respectively repealed.
SESSION BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19, 1781.
the Quota of Troops belonging to this State, in the Service of the United
Passed Oct. 5, 1781. WHEREAS the United States in Congress assembled Preamble. have, by their Act of the eighteenth Day of June last, resolved, that all State Purchases, Appointments and Regulations in the Clothing Departments, on Continental Account, be abolished; Therefore,
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State-Clothier to whom to de
Sect. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Council and General liver Clothing. Assembly of this State, and it is hereby Enacted by the
Authority of the same, That the Clothier of this State be, and he is hereby directed to deliver to the ClothierGeneral or his Order, all such Clothing as he may have on Hand belonging to this State, taking his Receipt therefor, and that he transmit a Duplicate of the said
Receipt to the Treasury-Office of the United States. Several Acts re- 2. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, pealed.
That the several *Acts heretofore made and enacted to provide for the Clothing of the Troops of this State in the Service of the United States, shall be and they and
each of them are hereby declared to be severally repealed. Repealed by Chap. CCCXVI. See Appendix CHAP. CCLXXXIII. An Act to repeal Part of a certain
tAct therein mentioned.
Passed Oct. 6, 1781.
LAWS OF NEW YORK.
(Printed from "Laws of the state of New York passed at the Sessions or the Legislature
held in the years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784, inclusive, being the first seven sessions,” republished by the Secretary of State, pursuant to chapter 341 01 the Laws of 1885, Vol. I, Weed, Parsons & Co.. Albany, Printers. 1886?.
PASSED AT FIRST SESSION, SEPTEMBER 10, 1777–JUNE 30, 1778.
11778, p. 18)
Passed the 14th of March, 1778.
WHEREAS the council of safety did on the eleventh day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven by a certain resolution then made and published lay an embargo against the exportation of all flour, meal and grain whatsoever out of this State and did thereby strictly forbid all persons whatsoever as well inhabitants of this State as others, from and after the sixteenth day of the said month of November under any colour or pretence whatsoever either directly or indirectly to export or attempt to export or cause or procure to be exported or attempted to be exported out of this State any flour meal or grain of any kind or quality whatsoever either by land or by water without the special License of the said council of safety or the convention or legislature of this State first had and obtained for the purpose.
* The Acts hereby repealed are Chap. LXI, LXXXVI, CXLVI, and CCIX. See also Chap. CCLXX.
Chap. CLXXXIV. Appendix No. VII.
And whereas it is still expedient to continue the said Ibid. embargo as well for the better supplying the inhabitants of this State and the troops that shall from time to time be in the service of the United States of America with bread as for preventing supplies of the said necessary articles of provision to the enemy subject nevertheless to certain alterations and regulations which are now become necessary.
Be it therefore enacted by the People of the State of New fir Resolution conYork represented in Senate and Assembly and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same That the said resolution of the said council of safety and the embargo thereby laid except such parts thereof as are herein after repealed shall stand and be and hereby are confirmed and continued from the time of the making and publishing of the said resolution until the same shall hereafter be repealed annulled and made void by some future act of the legislature of this State.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That Clauses 18all and singular the lauses and provisions in the said ordinance or resolution contained except such part or parts of the same as is or are herein above recited shall be, and the same hereby is and are absolutely repealed annulled and made void any thing in the same or any or either of them contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That icResolution for a certain resolution made and published by the said tion of bour recouncil of safety on the twenty-first day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven for licensing the exportation of flour meal and grain out of this State under certain regulations and restrictions therein mentioned shall be and the same is hereby repealed and declared null and void.
And whereas notwithstanding the said embargo it may casions Peexportabe necessary in special cases to license the exportation tion may be liof flour meal and grain out of this State.
Be it therefore enacted by the authority aforesaid That it shall and may be lawful for the governor, lieutenantgovernor or the president of the senate administering the
government of this State for the time being by and with the advice and consent of any two members of the legislature upon special occasions according to his and their discretion from time to time until further provision be made herein by the legislature of this State to license the exportation of flour, meal and grain out of the same, under such limitations restrictions and regulations as to them shall seem proper.
And in order the better to enforce the observance of
the said Embargo; Penalty or vio- Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid That whonance against ex- ever shall offend against the tenor true intent and mean
ing of the said ordinance or Resolution of the said council first above mentioned or of this act either by exporting or causing or procuring to be exported out of this State, the same being actually exported out of the same any flour meal or grain without such special license as the governor, lieutenant-governor or president of the senate of this State for the time being administering the government thereof shall and may by and with such advice and consent as aforesaid grant by virtue hereof, shall forfeit and pay for every offence treble the value of the flour meal or grain so exported to be recovered in an action of debt with full cost of suit either by bill plaint or information in the supreme court of judicature of this State or in the county court of the county wherein the offence shall have been committed: wherein the defendant shall be held to bail as in actions of debt upon specialty and wherein also no essoin protection or wager of law nor any more than one imparlance shall be allowed.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid whenflour, etc., intend- ever any member of any county committee or of any preed to be exported.
cinct or district committee or any justice, sherif or other peace officer within this State shall suspect that any flour meal or grain passing through any part of this State is intended or will be attempted to be exported without such special license as aforesaid he shall and he is hereby authorized and required to seize and detain the same and also the vessels, slaves; cattle and carriages by whom and where with or whereby the same shall be so
attempted to be exported until he shall have caused Enquiry by inquiry to be made, by the oaths of twelve good and law
When officers named may seize
ful men of the neighbourhood wherein such seizures shall have been made whether the flour meal or grain so seized was attempted to be so exported as aforesaid
jury in seizure.