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An act for the reviving and continuing in force a certain Act of this

State passed at Westminister March 1780, Entitled “an Act to prevent transporting Provisions out of this State.”

Whereas, the public necessities require the preventing Provision being transported out of this State; Therefore,

Be it enacted, and it is hereby enacted, by the Representatives of the freemen of the State of Vermont, in General Assembly met, and by the Authority of the same, that the said Act be, and is hereby revived all and every part and paragraph thereof, except the clause prefixing the time when the Act should expire; and that the said Act shall continue in force until the rising of the next Session of this Assembly, and no longer: Provided that it also be in the power of the Governor, or Lieutenant Governor, and two Councillors, or three Councillors, to give permits. Provided also that it shall be in the Power of the Governor and Council to take off said Embargo, if they find sufficient stores are procured for the Troops of this State, before the next Session as aforesaid.

An Act to prevent Transporting of Provisions out of this State. This Actis printed as having

WHEREAS, large quantities of Provisions are conSession izet and tinually exported out of this State, which, if not immeis recorded from a diately prevented, will render it impracticable to fur

nish the Troops raised for the Defence of the Northern Frontiers. Therefore

I. Be it enacted, and it is hereby enacted, by the Representatives of the freemen of the State of Vermont, in General Assembly met, and by the Authority of the same, that any, and all further transportation of Wheat, Rye, Indian Corn, Flour or meal, of any kind; and also Pork, Beef or any other Provisions whatever, that may be useful for supplying the Troops raised by this State, be, and is hereby strictly prohibited and forbid to be transported out of this State, except for the Use of the Continent, or that the same be permitted by the Governor or Lieutenant Governor, and two Counsellors, or by three Councellors, exclusive of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. And all Sheriffs, Grand Jurors, and Selectmen in their respective Towns, and all persons whatever within this State, are hereby authorized and required to seize any and every of the above mentioned Articles, which they have reason to suspect any person or persons may be carrying out, or purchased to be carried out, of this State, contrary to the true Intent and meaning of this Act; and if need be, command Assistance, and make Returns in writing of said Seizure to the next Assistant, or Justice of the Peace; And unless said Person or persons shall satisfy the Court, before whom the Examination shall be had, that he or they were not conveying any of the aforesaid Articles out of this State, said Articles shall be forfeit, or such person or persons fined, not exceeding forty Pounds, at the Discretion of the Court before whom the Trial shall be had the one half of the forfeiture or Fine to the use of this State, the other half to the person prosecuting to effect. And

II. Be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that if any person or persons shall transport any of the above prohibited Articles out of this State, and be thereof convicted before any Court proper to try the same; he or they shall forfeit and pay unto the Treasurer of this State, the values of said Articles so transported; to be recovered by Bill, Plaint, or Information. This Act to continue in force until the rising of the next Session of this Assembly.

Provided always, that it shall be in the Power of the Governor and Council to take off said Embargo, and if they find that sufficient Stores are procured for the Troops of this State, before the next Session, as aforesaid.

An Act to prevent the Transportation of Provisions out of this State.

WHEREAS it is found, that by the Transportation of Preamble. Provisions out of this State, it will be diffocult, if not impossible, to provide for the Troops in the Service of said State the present Season; and likewise the Inhabitants will be put to great Difficulty in procuring necessary Provisions for their Support:

Which Evil to prevent,

BE it enacted, and it is hereby enacted by the Representa- to be transported, tives of the Freemen of the State of Vermont, in General unless, &c. Assembly met, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Eighth Day of July next, no Neat-Cattle, Beef, Pork, Wheat, Rye, Indian Corn, Wheat or Rye Flour, or Meal of any kind, shall be transported out of this State, till the Rising of the General Assembly in October next, unless Permit be obtained, signed by an Assistant, or two Justices of the Peace within the County where any such Articles are designed to be transported from; and that only to procure Salt for his or their Families Use. AND be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, Penalty for

transgression. That when any Person or Persons shall transport any or either of the aforesaid Articles as aforesaid, and be convicted thereof, shall forfeit the Value thereof, for the Use of this State, to be recovered by Bill, Plaint, or Information, before any Assistant, Justice of the Peace, or other Authority proper to try the same.

AND be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, tion, authority to That upon Information made to any Assistant, Justice issue a Warract of

. of the Peace, or other Authority proper to try the same within this State, that any Person or Persons shall have

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any of the aforesaid Articles, where there is good ground of Suspicion that he or they design privately to transport the same out of this State, that any such Assistant or Justice of the Peace is directed to issue his Warrant. directed to the Sheriff, his Deputy, or either of the Constables of the Town where any such Articles may be, to forthwith seize the same for the Use of this State; and Return shall be made of said Seizure to said Court, and also the Person from whom said Articles were seized, notified to appear (as specified in said Writ) before said Court, by reading the same in the Hearing of the Person from whom said Goods were taken, or by leaving an attested Copy of said Writ or Process at his, her, or their usual Place of Abode, if within this State, four Days before the Tryal for said Seizure. And in Case the Person from whom said Goods should be so taken, is not an Inhabitant, or Sojourner within this State, then such attested Copy to be left in Manner as aforesaid, at the Place where such seizable Good shall be found. And in Case such suspected Person do not satisfy the Court before whom the Tryal may be had, that he had no Design to convey said Article or Articles out of this State, contrary to this Act, Judgment shall be rendered against such Person for the Costs; and such Article or Articles shall be taken for the Use of this State.

Provided nevertheless, That such Person or Persons from whom said Goods shall be so taken, shall be entituled to receive the common Market Price for his said Articles so seized; and the Commissary-General of Purchases is

hereby directed to pay the same. Com. Gen. AND it is hereby further enacted, That it shall be the power and duty.

Business and Duty of the Commissary-General, his Deputies or Agents, and Justices of the Peace, the SelectMen, or either of them, within any Town in this State, to prosecute and sue for the Forfeitures and Penalties in this Act afore-mentioned. And in Case any CommissaryGeneral, or his Agents, the Select-Men, or either of them, within any Town in this State, shall bring forward any

Process for the Recovery of the Forfeitures mentioned Cause not sup in this Act, shall not support the same in the Opinion of oorted, the goods

the Court before whom the Cause shall be tried, the Article or Articles taken and seized shall be immediately restored to the Owner, and such Defendant be allowed his reasonable Costs, to be paid by the Treasurer of this State.

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AND it is hereby further enacted, That the Commissary- Costs how paid. General, his Deputies, Justices of the Peace, and the Select-Men within any Town in this State, shall receive a reasonable Reward for their Services, in carrying this Act into Execution, to be paid by the Treasurer of this State, where the legal Fees arising from any Prosecution shall not be found sufficient to pay them.

AND it is hereby further enacted, That the Representa- be set up in each tives of the several Towns within this said State, be town. directed to post up a Notification in Writing, in the most public Places within their respective Towns, as soon as may be, that all Neat-Cattle, Beef, Pork, Wheat, Rye, Indian-Corn, Wheat or Rye Flour, or Meal of any kind, shall not be exported from this State between the Eighth Day of July next, and the Rising of the General Assembly in October next, without a Permit therefor.

AND it is hereby further enacted by the Authority afore-Continuance of said, That this Act be in full Force in every part of this State, from the said Eighth Day of July next, as abovementioned, Except in the County of Bennington; and that this Act take place, and be in full Force in the County of Bennington, from and after the Rising of the present General Assembly, and to be in Force until the Rising of the next Session of the General Assembly in October next.

STATUTES OF VIRGINIA.

(Printed from "The Statutes at Large; being a collection of all the Laws of Virginia,

from the first session of the Legislature in the year 1619," published pursuant to an act of the General Assembly of Virginia, passed on the fifth day of February, 1808, Vols. IX and X, by William Waller Hening, J. & G. Cochran, Printers, 1821.)

PASSED AT CONVENTION HELD AT RICHMOND JULY 17,

1775.

(1775, 9 Hening's Stats. 9, 24.]

CHAP. I.

An Ordinance for raising and embodying a sufficient force, for the

defence and protection of this colony.

And be it farther ordained, That the commanding hImpressments, officer of the regulars, or any battalion, where occasion requires, shall grant one or more warrants for impressing any carts, waggons, horses, boats, or other necessaries which may be requisite, from time to time, for publick service; and the person receiving such warrant shall cause

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