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Act of the North Carolina General Assembly concerning attorney's fees [Extract]
North Carolina. General Assembly
1783
Volume 19, Pages 929-930

ACT FOR APPOINTING AGENTS TO TREAT WITH THE INDIANS AND OTHER PURPOSES.

[Extract.]

And be it further enacted, that all Attornies practicing in any of the Superior or Inferior Courts of this State shall take no greater or other fees than what was allowed them in the year 1773, & in Case any Attorney shall under any pretence take any greater fees upon

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information being made to the Court where said Attorney may practice the Court is required to call or summon the Parties before them & if the charge be supported against such Attorney the said Court may fine the offender in any Sum not exceeding £25 Specie for the first Offense & in case any such Attorney will persist in taking extortionate fees it shall & may be lawful for such County or Superior Court to Silence such Attorney; any law, usage or Custom to the Contrary, notwithstanding.