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List of acts of the North Carolina General Assembly [as printed in the North-Carolina Gazette]
North Carolina. General Assembly
January 02, 1778
Volume 13, Pages 355-358

North Carolina Gazette, January 2, 1778.

Newbern Jan 2.

The following Bills were passed at the General Assembly lately held at the Palace in Newbern.

An Act for establishing Offices for receiving Entries of Claims for lands in the several Counties within this State, for ascertaining methods of obtaining Titles to the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for establishing Courts of Law, and for regulating the Proceedings therein.
An Act for ascertaining the Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration.
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An Act for levying a Tax for defraying the Contingencies of the several Counties in this State, and other Purposes.
An Act for establishing a Loan Office in this State.
An Act to prevent burning the woods.
An Act for laying a Tax to defray the Expence of the Public Buildings in the County of Burke, and other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for dividing Edgecomb County, and other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for directing the Method of appointing Jurors in all Causes civil and criminal.
An Act for amending an Act, intituled, An Act for levying a Tax by Assessment, and other Purposes, passed the last Session of this Assembly.
An Act to regulate the Pilotage of Cape Fear and Ocracock Bars, and the Rivers leading from the same to Brunswick, Wilmington, Newbern, Bath, and Edenton.
An Act for the better Regulation and Ease of the Militia in the lower End of Hyde County.
An Act to encourage the destroying Vermin in the several Counties in this State.
An Act to encourage the building of public Mills, and directing the Duty of Millers.
An Act to amend the staple of tobacco, and prevent frauds.
An Act to empower the Court of Admiralty of this State to have jurisdiction in all cases of capture of the ships and other vessels of the inhabitants and subjects of Great Britain, to establish a trial by jury in the said court in cases of capture.
An Act for appointing Sheriffs, and directing their Duty in office, and for obliging the late sheriffs and collectors of public monies who are in arrear to account for and pay the same, and other purposes.
An Act to amend an Act, for declaring what crimes and practices against the State shall be treason, and what shall be misprision of treason, and providing punishments adequate to crimes of both classes, and for preventing the dangers which may arise from persons disaffected to this State.
An Act for confiscating the property of all such persons as are inimical to the United States, and of such persons as shall not
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within a certain time therein mentioned appear and submit to this State, whether they shall be received as citizens thereof, and of such persons as shall so appear and shall not be admitted as citizens, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for erecting Washington district into a county, by the name of Washington county.
An Act to amend an Act passed the last session of this assembly, intituled, An Act for establishing a new County between Hillsboro and the Virginia line, by erecting the northern part of Orange County into a distinct county, by the name of Caswell.
An Act to ratify an Act, intituled, An Act for the better regulation of the town of Newbern, and for securing the titles of persons who hold lots in the said town; also to ratify an Act, intituled, An Act for amending an Act, intituled, An Act for the better regulation of the town of Newbern, and for securing the titles of persons who hold lots in the said town.
An Act to regulate and ascertain the fees of clerks in the superior and county courts, justices of the peace, and attornies, in this state, and directing the method of paying the same.
An Act to empower the courts for the counties of Tryon and Guilford to lay a tax by assessment for finishing the court houses, prisons, and stocks, in the said counties; and also to empower the several counties in the district of Wilmington to levy taxes for building a district gaol and gaoler's house in the town of Wilmington, and other purposes.
An Act for directing the method of electing members of the General Assembly, and other purposes.
An Act for appointing naval officers in the different ports of this state, and directing their duty in office.
An Act for the regulation of the town of Edenton.
An Act for adding part of Brunswick County to Bladen, and part of Bladen to Brunswick.
An Act for making provision for the poor, and for other purposes.
An Act for erecting part of the county of Surry and part of the district of Washington into a separate and distinct county, by the name of Wilkes.
An Act for altering the name of John Gilliard to the name of John Isler.
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An Act to prevent abuses in taking up stray horses, cattle, and sheep, and other things therein mentioned.
An Act to facilitate the navigation of port Currituck.
An Act for adding part of the county of Duplin to Johnston.
An Act to ratify and confirm an act, intituled, An Act for the regulation of the town of Wilmington; also to revive an act, intituled, An Act for the regulation of the town of Wilmington.
An Act for appointing Commissioners to lay off and mark a road from the court house in the county of Washington, through the mountains, into the county of Burke.
An Act for impowering Commissioners to build a prison and stocks in the county of Duplin, and other purposes therein mentioned.
An Act for levying a tax for the year of 1778.
An Act for building a Court house in the town of Salisbury, for the district of Salisbury.
An Act for erecting a prison in the town of Edenton, for the use of the district of Edenton.
An Act declaring what fences are sufficient, and providing a remedy for abuses.
An Act for establishing fairs in the town of Wilmington, in New Hanover County.
An Act to enforce such parts of the statute and common law as have been heretofore in use here, and the acts of assembly made and passed when this territory was under the government of the late proprietors and the Crown of Great Britain, and for reviving the several acts therein mentioned.
An Act to enable the Governor to send an aid from the militia to oppose the enemies of the United States, if the same should be required by Congress.
An Act to regulate the militia of this State.
An Act for the ease and convenience of the militia on the west side of Newport, in Carteret County.
An Act for securing lots in Elizabeth Town, in Bladen County.
An Act for establishing the salaries of the Justices of the Superior Courts, and of the Attorney General.
An Act for adding part of Anson County to Bladen.