Acts of the Albemarle County General Assembly
Carolina. Albemarle County. General Assembly
Volume 01, Pages 218-220
[B. P. R. O. Shaftesbury Papers. Bdle 48. No. 92.]
ALBEMARLE. ACTS OF Pt SENT INCLOSED IN A LETTER OF NOV. 10. '73.
Act the first to prevent intruding into just claimes of land.
To prevent any prejudice which may accrue to the Inhabitants of this County by the incroachinge into the lands which other men have rights
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to hold the same by as soone as conveniency may serve to survey and patent the same according to the Lords instructions, Be it therefore enacted by the Pallatine and the rest of the Lords Proprietors to and with the advice and consent of the Grand Assembly that every inhabitant of this County shall be allowed the priviledge to have the first survey of the land he liveth on and layeth claime to adjoyninge to him having rights to lay upon it sufficient to hold the same and the first Seater to have the priviledge of the first survey Provided he claime no more then he can make rights appeare fore Nor exceed their first knowne claime where with consent (for neighbourhood or otherwise) any People have seated downe together.
Act 2nd For encouragement of Owners of Vessels livinge in the County
For encouragement of Owners of Vessells who are Inhabitants and traders in the County of Albemarle Be it Enacted by the Pallatine and the rest of the Lords Proprietors by and with the advice and consent of the Grand Assembly. That all Persons whatsoever livinge in this County haveinge Vessells tradeinge to and from the same shall pay but fifty pounds of tobacco for enteringe and clearinge such Vessells of what burthen soever if decked at each turne he shall so enter and cleare. But those who trade in open boats of what content soever to pay nothinge but the certifieinge the authority of the place of their comeinge and goeinge
Act the 3rd To repeale a former Act
Whereas the fifty fourth Act made by the Assembly Aprill the eighteenth 1672 prohibitinge rum to be sold at above twenty five pounds of Tobacco per gallon may prove prejuditiall to the Inhabitants of this County by retardeinge Merchants & dealers who with that commodities & others more benefitiall for the counties use may be hindred & diverted from bringeinge the more benefitiall commodities because they are prohibited of makeinge their profit of their Rum aforsaid Be it therefore Enacted by the Pallatine & the rest of the Lords Proprs by and with the advice & consent of ye Grand Assembly That the said fifty fourth Act (concerneinge rum) be henceforth repealled Null & void.
Act the fourth Concerninge Wild Cattle
For prevention of uninterested persons in hunting & killing wild or outlyinge Cattle on any neck of land within this County Be it therefore Enacted by the Pallatine and the rest of the Lords Proprrs by & with
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the advice & consent of the Grande Assembly That no person or persons whatsoever who can lay noe just claime to any wild or outlyinge cattle on any neck of land in this County shall have any priviledge to hunt range for or kill any wild or outlyinge cattle on such land, unlesse impowered by such who have And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it may and shall be lawfull for any person whatsoever to hunt for & kill wild or outlyinge Cattle on any neck of land where he hath such wild or outlyinge Cattle Provided he kill no more then he can probably lay claime to, on such land and haveinge killed such proportion as he hath probably made appeare to belonge to him, then such person to desist And for the better knowledge of every man's particular claime to such cattle It is further thought convenient That all those who claime any Title to wild Cattle on any Neck appoynt a meetinge amonge themselves to declare & with all probabilitie possible make appeare to each other the quantitie they have out which beinge agreed on amongst themselves each interested person to kill giveinge an account justly what he killeth to the rest who have interest.