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Captions of North Carolina Laws, 1669-1790
Weeks, Stephen Beauregard, 1865-1918
Volume 25, Pages 526-645

Captions of North Carolina Laws, 1669-1790.

1669-70 (JANUARY).
Chapter 1. An Act Prohibiting Sueing of any Person within 5 Years . . . . . 1. 183-184 25. 119
Chapter 2. An Act Concerning Marriages . . . . . 1. 184 23. 1 25. 119
Chapter 3. An Act Concerning Transferring of Rights . . . . . 1. 184 23. 1-2 25. 119-120
Chapter 4. An Act Exempting New Comers from paying Levys for One Year . . . . . 1. 185 title only, 23. 3 in full, 25. 120
Chapter 5. An Act against Ingrocers . . . . . 1. 185 25. 120
Chapter 6. An Act Concerning Defraying the Charges of the Governor and Council . . . . . 1. 185-186 23. 2 25. 120-121
Chapter 7. An Act What Land Men Shall Hould in One Devidend . . . . . 1. 186 25. 121
Chapter 8. An act for the Speedier Seating of Land . . . . . 1. 186-187 in part, 23. 2-3 in full, 25. 121
Chapter 9. An Act Prohibiting Strangers Tradeing with the Indians . . . . . 1. 187 23. 2 25. 121-122

1669 (MARCH 1)
Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina . . . . . 1. 187-206 25. 123-136

1673.
Chapter 1. An Act to Prevent Intruding into Just Claimes of Land . . . . . 25. 137
Chapter 2. An Act for Encouragement of Owners of Vessels Living in the County . . . . . 25. 137
Chapter 3. An Act to Repeal a Former Act [fixing the Price of Rum] . . . . . 25. 137
Chapter 4. An Act Concerning Wild Cattle . . . . . 25. 138

1685.
Chapter 1. An Act for Restraining and Punishing Privateers . . . . . 25. 139

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1698 (APRIL 11).
Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina . . . . . 2. 852-858

1701.
Chapter 1. An Act to Raise ye Cur't Coyne for ye Promoting of the Currancy of Heavy Money . . . . . 25. 1420
Chapter 2. An Act for the Better Regulating the Proceedings of the Court of Admiralty in Carolina and the Fees for the Same . . . . . 25. 142-148

1702.
Chapter 1. An Act for Reuniting to the Crown the Governments of Several Colonies and Plantations in America . . . . . 25. 149-150

1703.
Chapter 1. An Act for the establishment of Religious Worship in this province according to the church of England and for the erecting of churches for the publick worship of God, and also for the maintenance of ministers and building convenient houses for them . . . . . title only, 25. 151
Chapter 2. An Act for the more effectual prosecution of the Government of this province by requiring all persons that shall be hereafter chosen members of the Commons House of Assembly to take the oaths and subscribe the Declaration appointed by this Act and to conform to the Religious Worship in this Province, according to the Church of England, and to receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the rites and usages of the said Church . . . . . title only, 25. 151

1711.
Chapter 1. An Act for the better and more effectual preserving the Queen's peace, and the establishing a good and lasting foundation of Government in North Carolina . . . . . 1. 787-790 25. 152-154
Chapter 2. An Act entitled an Act for redressing several grievances, abuses and illegal proceedings whereby the poor Inhabitants have been wronged as well in their Titles of Land, as in the payments of certain sums of money extorted from them without sufficient acquittances . . . . . 1. 791-794 25. 154-156

1714.
Chapter 1. An Act for Raising the Sum of Twenty four Thousand Pounds in Publick Bills of Credit for Paying the Remaining Debts of the Government and for Sinking the Remaining part of the Sum of Twelve Thousand pounds publick bills of Credit with Two Years Interest . . . . . 25. 157-158

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1715 (REVISAL OF 1715).
Chapter 1. An Act Concerning Marriages . . . . . 23. 1 25. 119
Chapter 2. An act for Transferring Rights . . . . . 23. 1 25. 119-120
Chapter 3. An Act Concerning the Defraying the Charge of the Government & Council . . . . . 23. 2 25. 120-121
Chapter 4. An Act prohibiting Strangers Trading with the Indians . . . . . 23. 2 25. 121-122
Chapter 5. An Act for the Speedy Settlement of Lands . . . . . in part, 23. 2-3 in full,25. 121 in part,25. 159
Chapter 6. An Act exempting New-Comers from Paying Levies for one Year . . . . . title only, 23. 3 in full, 25. 120, 159
Chapter 7. An Act for the better observing the Lord's Day called Sunday, the 30th of January, the 29th of May & the 22nd of September; And also, for the suppressing Prophaneness, Immorality, & divers other vicious & Enormous Crimes . . . . . 23. 3-6
Chapter 8. An Act for Establishing the Church & Appointing Select Vestrys . . . . . 23. 6-10
Chapter 9. An Act for Liberty of Conscience & that the Solemn Affirmation of the People called Quakers shall be accepted instead of an Oath in the usual form . . . . . 23. 11
Chapter 10. Act Relating to the Biennial & other Assemblys & Regulating Elections & Members . . . . . 23. 12-14
Chapter 11. Coroners Appointed . . . . . 23. 14
Chapter 12. An Act for Qualification of Public Officers . . . . . 23. 15
Chapter 13. An Act to appoint Constables . . . . . 23. 15-16
Chapter 14. An Act relating to the Justices Court of Pleas & to prevent the Commissioners & other Inferior Officers of the said Courts pleading as Attorneys . . . . . 23. 16-17
Chapter 15. An Act Ascertaining the Time & Method for the Executing & Return of Original Writts & For the Better Regulating divers proceedings in the Court of Pleas . . . . . 23. 17-19
Chapter 16. An Act to Direct the Method to be observed in the Examination & Committment of Criminals . . . . . 23. 19
Chapter 17. An Act Concerning Evidences . . . . . 23. 20
Chapter 18. An Act for the Relief of such Creditors whose Debtors having Lands in this Government depart without leaving Personal Estate sufficient to pay their Debts 23. 21
Chapter 19. An Act concerning Escapes of Persons under Execution . . . . . 23. 21-22
Chapter 20. An Act to direct the disposal of Goods upon Execution & for the better Regulation of Distresses hereby to be made for Levys & Quit-rents . . . . . 23. 22-23
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Chapter 21. An Act concerning Attorneys from Foreign Parts & for giving Priority to Country Debts . . . . . 23. 23-24
Chapter 22. An Act concerning Appeals & Writts of Error . . . . . 23. 24-26
Chapter 23. An Act to prevent the Inhabitants of Bath County bringing Actions in the Genl. Court Against One another for less than Ten Pounds . . . . . 23. 26-27
Chapter 24. An Act for the Tryal of Small & Mean Causes . . . . . 23. 27-29
Chapter 25. An Act for the better Regulating The Militia of this Government . . . . . 23. 29-31
Chapter 26. The Form of a Patent . . . . . 23. 31-32
Chapter 27. An Act concerning Old Titles of Land and for Limitations of Actions and for avoiding Suits in Law . . . . . 23. 32-34
Chapter 28. Femme Couvertes—How to Pass Lands . . . . . 23. 35
Chapter 29. An Act for Preventing Disputes concerning Lands already Surveyed . . . . . 23. 35-36
Chapter 30. An Act concerning Escheat Lands, and Escheators . . . . . 23. 36-38
Chapter 31. An Act for the more effectual observing of the Queen's Peace, and Establishing a good and lasting Foundation of Government in North Carolina . . . . . 23. 38-40 25. 152-154
Chapter 32. An Act for Settling and Maintaining Pilots at Roanoke & Ocacock Inlett . . . . . 23. 40-42
Chapter 33. An Act, to regulate divers abuses in taking up of lands, and to ascertain the Method to be Observed, from Henceforth, in taking up & surveying Lands . . . . . 23. 42-44
Chapter 34. An Act for Entering of Vessels & to Prevent the Exportation of Debtors . . . . . 23. 44-45
Chapter 35. An Act for Raising a Publick Magazine of Ammunition upon the Tonnage of all Vessels Laden to this Government . . . . . 23. 45-46
Chapter 36. An Act Concerning Roads & Ferries . . . . . 23. 46-48
Chapter 37. An Act to Encourage the Building of Mills . . . . . 23. 48-49
Chapter 38. An Act to Appoint Publick Registers and to direct the Method to be observed in Conveying Lands, Goods, & Chattels & for preventing Fraudulent Deeds & Mortgages . . . . . 23. 49-52
Chapter 39. An Act concerning Weights and Measures . . . . . 23. 53-54
Chapter 40. Staple Commodities Rated . . . . . 23. 54-55
Chapter 41. An Act to Ascertain the Time for the Payment of Pork, Wheat & Indyan Corn . . . . . 23. 55
Chapter 42. An Act for Ascertaining the Gauge of Barrels & to prevent Fraudes in pork, beefe, Pitch & Tar . . . . . 23. 55-56
Chapter 43. An Act to appoint the Marking Horses, Cattle & Hoggs & to prevent Injuries done by killing, mismarking, driving away or destroying people's Stocks . . . . . 23. 57-59
Chapter 44. An Act appointing Toll-Books to be kept at or near Katherine's Creek in Chowan Precinct at the Head of Perquimans River & at the mouth of the North West River in Corratuck Precinct,
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And to Prevent Persons from transporting or driving Horses, Cattle or Hoggs to other persons' Lands . . . . . 23. 60-61
Chapter 45. What fences are Sufficient . . . . . 23. 61-62
Chapter 46. An Act Concerning Servants & Slaves . . . . . 23. 62-66
Chapter 47. Private Burials Prohibited . . . . . 23. 66-67
Chapter 48. An Act concerning proveing wills and granting letters of administration and to prevent fraudes in the management of intestates estates . . . . . 23. 67-70
Chapter 49. An Act concerning orphans . . . . . 23. 70-71
Chapter 50. An Act to encourage the destroying of vermin . . . . . 23. 71
Chapter 51. An Act to ascertain what persons are tythables and to direct the method to be observed in taking the list of them . . . . . 23. 72-73
Chapter 52. An Act for appointing a town in the county of Bath and for securing the publick library belonging to St. Thomas's Parish in Pamptecough . . . . . 23. 73-79
Chapter 53. An Act concerning ordinary keepers and tippling houses . . . . . 23. 79-80
Chapter 54. An Act ascertaining the currency of dollars . . . . . 23. 80
Chapter 55. An Act for ascertaining the damage upon protested bills of exchange . . . . . 23. 81
Chapter 56. Publick letters, how to be conveyed . . . . . 23. 81-82
Chapter 57. An Act to prevent the taking boats, cannoes and perriaugers from landings without leave . . . . . 23. 82-83
Chapter 58. An Act ascertaining officers' fees . . . . . 23. 83-87
Chapter 59. An Act for restraining the Indyans from molesting or injureing the inhabitants of this government and for secureing to the Indyans the right and property of their own lands . . . . . 23. 87-88
Chapter 60. Publick treasurers to give account for the prevention of frauds in the management and disposal of publick moneys . . . . . 23. 89
Chapter 61. An Act for a town on Roanoke Island for the Encouragement of trade from foreign parts . . . . . 23. 89-90
Chapter 62. An Act for raising corn to satisfy the debt due from this government to the Honourable Charles Craven, Esq., Governor of South Carolina; and for the subsistance of such forces as shall be raised for the necessary defence of the frontiers of this government . . . . . title only, 23. 90
Chapter 63. An Act for raising the sum of two thousand Pounds annually till the publick Debts are answered & paid and for the better encouraging the Currency of the Publick bills of Credit . . . . . 23. 90-92
Chapter 64. An Act impowering Johanna Peterson, Widow of Thomas Peterson, late of Albemarle County, Esq., to make Sale of certain Lands, late belonging to the said Thomas Peterson; and to make other provision for Anna, the Daughter of the said Thomas Peterson, to whom the said Lands do Descend . . . . . 23. 92-93
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Chapter 65. An Act Confirming the Titles of Sundry Persons who have, or hereafter may, purchase Lands of Col. Thomas Cary, in Bath County . . . . . 23. 93-94
Chapter 66. An Act for the Confirmation of the Laws passed this Session of Assembly & for repealing all former Laws not herein particularly Excepted . . . . . 23. 94-96
in full, 25. 159-161

1720 (AUGUST SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for lessening the Poll and Land Tax, and for preventing of Concealments . . . . . title only, 23. 97 in full,25. 162-166
Chapter 2. An additional Act, to the Act, intitulled, An Act for Establishing the Church and appointing Select Vestries . . . . . title only, 23. 97 in full, 25. 166-168
Chapter 3. An Act in Addition to the Act, For making a town at Queen Anne's Creek . . . . . title only,23. 97 in full, 25. 168
Chapter 4. An additional Act to an Act, intitulled, an Act concerning Ordinary Keepers and Tippling-houses . . . . . title only, 23. 97 in full,25. 169
Chapter 5. An Act in Explanation of the Act Concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . title only, 23. 97 in full,25. 169-170
Chapter 6. An Act to confirm a Decree made in the Court of Chancery of this Province upon a Bill of Complaint exhibited by William Duckenfield, Esq . title only, 23. 97 in full, 25. 170-172

1722 (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for a Road from Core Point, on Pamptico, to New Bern, on Neuse River . . . . . 23. 98-99
Chapter 2. An Act for Making the Sum of Twelve Thousand Pounds, Public Bills of Credit, for exchanging such of the Public Bills of Credit as are now Current, thereby to render them the more useful to the Government; and for regulating the Taxes . title only, 23. 99 in full,25. 173-175
Chapter 3. An Additional Act to an Act, Intituled, An Act appointing Toll-Books . . . . . 23. 99
Chapter 4. An Act for Enlarging and Encouragement of the Town called Edenton, in Chowan Precinct title only,23. 99 in full, 25. 175-178
Chapter 5. An Act appointing that part of Albemarle County lying on the West Side of Chowan River to be a Precinct by the name of Bertie Precinct . . . . . 23. 100
Chapter 6. An Act concerning Fees and Officers . . . . . title only, 23. 100 in full,25. 179-182
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Chapter 7. An Act appointing that part of the South-West Parish of Chowan that lies on the South Shore, and Alligator, to be a distinct Parish, by the Name of the South Parish of Chowan; and for appointing Vestrymen for the said Parish . . . . . 23. 100
in full, 25. 182-183
Chapter 8. An Act for Settling the Precinct Courts and Court-houses . . . . . 23. 100-102

1723 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. Act to provide Indifferent Jurymen in all Causes, Civil and Criminal . . . . . title only, 23. 103 in full, 25. 184-190
Chapter 2. An Act, intituled, An Additional Act to the Act relating to Biennial and other Assemblies, and regulating Elections; and divers other Things relating to the Towns . . . . . title only, 23. 103 in full, 25. 191-194
Chapter 3. An Act for appropriating part of the Impost Duty on Vessels, or Powder Money, to Beacon out the Channels from Roanoke to Ocacock Inlets, and several other Things, to facilitate the Trade and Navigation of this Government . . . . . title only,23. 103 in full, 25. 194-196
Chapter 4. An Act for settling the Titles and Bounds of Lands . . . . . 23. 103-106
Chapter 5. An Act for an additional Tax on all free Negroes, Mulattoes, Mustees, and such Persons, Male and Female, as now are, or hereafter shall be, intermarried with any such Persons, resident in this Government . . . . . 23. 106-107
Chapter 6. An Act for the better ascertaining Naval Officers' and Collectors' Fees . . . . . title only, 23. 107 in full, 25. 196-198
Chapter 7. An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for Qualification of Public officers . . . . . title only, 23. 107 in full,25. 198
Chapter 8. An Act for destroying Squirrels . . . . . title only, 23. 107 in full, 25. 198-200
Chapter 9. An Act for regulating Proceedings on original Attachments . . . . . title only, 23. 108 in full, 25. 200
Chapter 10. An additional Act, to an Act, intituled, An Act concerning proving Wills and granting Letters of Administration; and to prevent Frauds in the Management of Intestate Estates . . . . . 23. 108
Chapter 11. An Act to restrain the keeping too great a Number of Horses and Mares, and for amending the Breed . . . . . 23. 109-110
Chapter 12. An Act for enlarging and Encouragement of the Town at the island of Roanoke, now called Carteret . . . . . title only,23. 110 in full, 25. 201-204
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Chapter 13. An Act for the better settling of the Town of New Bern, in the Precinct of Craven . . . . . title only, 23. 110 in full,25. 204-205
Chapter 14. An additional Act to An Act, intituled, Staple Commodities rated . . . . . title only,23. 110 in full, 25. 205-206
Chapter 15. An Act for incorporating the Sea Port of Beaufort, in Carteret Precinct, into a Township, by the name of Beaufort . . . . . title only, 23. 110 in full,25. 206-209

1727 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to encourage the Tanning of Leather in this Province title only,23. 111
Chapter 2. An Act for Regulating Towns, and Elections of Burgesses title only, 23. 111
Chapter 3. An Act to Regulate Trade in Bath County title only, 23. 111
Chapter 4. An Act for encouraging and facilitating Navigation in this Province title only, 23. 111
Chapter 5. An Act to encourage Destroying of Vermin title only, 23. 111
Chapter 6. An Act for Enlarging and Confirming the Power of the Precinct Courts, and to prevent actions and Indictments, of small Value, being Brought in the General Court title only,23. 111
Chapter 7. An Act to appoint the North West Part of Bertie Precinct a distinct Parish, by the Name of the North-west Parish of Bertie Precinct, and for appointing Vestrymen for the said Parish; and to appoint Commissioners in every Parish in this Government, to call the Church wardens and Vestry to Account for the Parish Money by them Received title only, 23. 111 in full, 25. 210
Chapter 8. An Act for Regulating the Act for appointing indifferent Jurymen, and to Repeal that Part thereof as relates to Precinct Courts title only,23. 111

1729 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for the making and Emitting the sum of Forty Thousand Pounds Public Bills of Credit of North Carolina . . . . . title only, 23. 112
Chapter 2. An Act for the more quiet settling the Bounds of the Meherrin Indians' Lands . . . . . title only, 23. 112 in full, 25. 211
Chapter 3. An Act to make Hyde Precinct separate from Beaufort Precinct, with Power of erecting a Court House & holding Courts . . . . . title only, 23. 112 in full, 25. 212
Chapter 4. An Act to Appoint that part of Albermarle county lying on the south side of Albermarle Sound & Morattuck River, as high as the Rainbow
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banks, to be a Precinct by the name of Tyrrel Precinct . . . . . title only, 23. 112 in full, 25. 212-213
Chapter 5. An Additional Act to an Act for Appointing Toll-Books, and for preventing Proprietors from driving Horses, Cattle or Hogs to other Persons' Lands . . . . . 23. 112-113
Chapter 6. An Act for the more effectual and speedy putting in Execution the Act for settling the Title and Bounds of People's Lands . . . . . 23. 114-115
Chapter 7. An Act to confirm Bath-Town Common . . . . . 23. 115
Chapter 8. An Act to Repeal the Act, intituled, An Act for Encouragement of Tanning Leather in this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 115
Chapter 9. An additional Act to the Act for the Tryal of Mean and Small Causes . . . . . title only, 23. 116
Chapter 10. An Act for Regulating Vestries in this Government, and for the better inspecting the Vestrymen and Church Wardens' Accompts of each and every Parish in this Government . . . . . title only, 23. 116

1734.
Chapter 1. An Act Stamping and Exchanging the present Bills of Currency of this Province, and for the better explaining An Act of the General Assembly, passed the Twenty Seventh Day of November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Twenty Nine, intituled, An Act for making and emitting the Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds public Bills of Credit of North Carolina . . . . . title only, 23. 117
Chapter 2. An Act Repealing a Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act relating to Biennial and other Assemblies, which impowers Freemen of the several Precincts to vote for Members of Assembly, and declaring what Persons shall be qualified to vote for Members to Sit in General Assembly, and also Qualification of Members for the future . . . . . title only, 23. 117
in full, 25. 214
Chapter 3. An Act for reviving An Act, intituled, An additional Act to the Act for Tryal of Mean and Small Causes . . . . . title only, 23. 117
Chapter 4. An Act for laying a Duty on Liquors, for and toward defraying the contingent Charges of the Government; and to make a Poll-Tax on the poorer Inhabitants more easy . . . . . title only, 23. 117
Chapter 5. An Act to ascertain the Allowance of His Majesty's Council, and the Members of Assembly of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 117
Chapter 6. An Additional Act to the Act concerning Roads and Ferries . . . . . 23. 118-119
Chapter 7. An Act for laying out, making, altering, and keeping in Repair the several Roads and Highways within the several precincts of the County of Bath, and for Building Bridges, and cleansing and keeping
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clean the several Rivers and Creeks within the same . . . . . title only, 23. 119
Chapter 8. An Act to Confirm and Establish the Precincts of Onslow and Bladen, and for appointing them distinct Parishes . . . . . 23. 119-120
Chapter 9. An Act for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Fourteen Thousand One Hundred and Fifty Pounds Three Shillings and Two Pence, for the Service of the Public of this Province, and for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the same for the Payment thereof; and for Stamping the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, Bills of Credit for the more immediate Discharge of Part thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 121

1735.
Chapter 1. An Act for providing His Majesty a Rent Roll for securing His Majesty's Quit Rents, for Remission of Arrears of Quit Rents; and for quieting the Inhabitants in their Possessions; and for the better settlement of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina . . . . . 25. 215-219

1736.
Chapter 1. An act for an act for ascertaining and Regulating Publick Officers' Fees and Offices . . . . . 25. 220-228

1738 (MARCH SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for providing His Majesty a Rent-Roll for securing His Majesty's Rents, for the Remission of Arrears of Quit Rents, and for quieting the Inhabitants in their Possessions; and for the better settlement of His Majesty's Province of North Carolina . . . . . title only, 23. 122
Chapter 2. An Act to prevent the concealment of Tithables in the several Counties within this Province, for declaring what Persons shall be deemed Tithables, and for defraying the standing and contingent Charges of Government of their Continuance in Office, and directing their Duty therein, and for Granting to his Majesty a Poll-tax of Five Shillings per Head, to be levied on the Tithable Inhabitants of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 122
Chapter 3. An Act for appointing Sheriffs in the Room of Marshalls of this Province, for prescribing the Method of appointing them, and for limiting the Time of their Continuance in Office, and directing their Duty therein, and for Abolishing the Office of Provost Marshall of this Province; and for altering the Names of the Precincts into Counties . . . . . 23. 122-127
Chapter 4. An Act, facilitating the Navigation of the several Ports of this Province and for Buoying and Beaconing the Channels leading from Ocacock Inlet to Edenton, Bath Town and New Bern, and from Topsail Inlet to Beaufort Town, and other Ports
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and Inlets within the said Province herein mentioned; and for providing sufficient Pilots for the safe Conduct of Vessels . . . . . title only, 23. 127
Chapter 5. An Act, declaring what shall be deemed a sufficient Cultivation of Lands already granted, or hereafter to be granted, by His Majesty; and for ascertaining the Manner of Granting Lapsed Lands. title only,23. 127
Chapter 6. An Act, for appointing Circuit Courts, and for enlarging the Power of the County Courts . title only,23. 127
Chapter 7. An Act, to appropriate Two Thousand Pounds, Current Bill Money, to erect a sufficient Gaol and Office and Place for the safe keeping the Records of the General Court, and for Repairing the Courthouse at Edenton; and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 127
Chapter 8. An Act, for the Encouragement and Better Regulation of the Town of Edenton . . . . . title only, 23. 127
Chapter 9. An Act, for destroying Vermin within this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 127
Chapter 10. An Act, to Prevent killing Deer, at Unseasonable Times . . . . . 23. 128
Chapter 11. An Act for Appointing a Town on the Plantation where Wm. Webster now Dwelleth, in Hyde County, on the West Side of Matchapungo River. title only, 23. 128 in full, 25. 229-230

1738 (MARCH SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act, to supply the defect of an Act, passed last Session of Assembly, intituled, An Act, for appointing Sheriffs in the Room of Marshalls of this Province, for Prescribing the Method of appointing them, and for limiting the Time of their Continuance in Office, and directing their Duty therein, and for abolishing the Office of ProvostMarshall for this Province and for altering the Names of the Precincts into Counties . . . . . 23. 129-130

1739 (FEBRUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act, appointing a Treasurer for the several Counties herein mentioned, in the Room of William Downing, Esq., deceased . . . . . title only, 23. 131
Chapter 2. An Act, to ascertain the Allowance of His Majesty's Council, and the Members of Assembly, of this Province, and for Payment of all Claims; and to prevent letting out any more of the Loan Money on Interest . . . . . title only, 23. 131
Chapter 3. An Act, prescribing the Manner of Proving Book Debts . . . . . 23. 131-132
Chapter 4. An Act, for Erecting the Village called Newton, in New Hanover County, into a Town and Township, by the Name of Wilmington, and Regulating and ascertaining the Bounds thereof . . . . . 23. 133-135

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1740 (AUGUST SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act, for Confirming Titles to the Town Lands of Edenton, for securing the Priviledges heretofore granted to the said Town, and for further Encouragement and better Regulation thereof . . . . . 23. 136-141
Chapter 2. An Act to enable the Commissioners herein after appointed, to erect and finish a Church in New Bern, in Craven County and Parish, in the Province aforesaid, and for the better Regulating the said Town; and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 141-143
Chapter 3. An Act to enable the Commissioners herein after mentioned, to finish the Church already begun at Edenton . . . . . 23. 143-145
Chapter 4. An Act for the better Regulation of the Town called Wilmington, in New Hanover County; and to establish the Church of the Parish of St. James, to be built in the said Town . . . . . 23. 146-149
Chapter 5. An Act to establish and confirm John Hodgson, Esq., Treasurer of the Counties hereinafter mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 149
Chapter 6. An Act to appoint able and skilful Clerks for the several County Courts within this Province, and for the better securing and safekeeping the Records of the same . . . . . title only, 23. 149
Chapter 7. An Act for the more effectual establishing a Ferry from Bath Town to Core Point, and from Core Point to Bath Town, and for preventing any other Ferry within Ten Miles of the said Town of Bath, or Core Point, on the same Sides of the River . . . . . 23. 149-150
Chapter 8. An Act to enable the Parish of St. Andrews in Tyrrell County and the Southwest Parish of Pasquotank, to Elect Vestries . . . . . title only, 23. 150
Chapter 9. An Act to exempt the Inhabitants of Bath Town from working on the Public Roads, and to oblige the said Inhabitants to clear and keep the Streets of the said Town clear and in good Order. title only, 23. 150
in full, 25. 231
Chapter 10. An Act to Enable the Justices of Tyrrell County to build a Warehouse on Scupernongs, for receiving of his Majesty's Quit-Rents . . . . . 23. 150-151
Chapter 11. An Act to enable the Commissioners hereinafter named to build a Bridge over Livingston's Creek, between New Hanover and Bladen Counties. title only, 23. 151
Chapter 12. An Act for the better regulating of the Militia of this Government . . . . . title only, 23. 151
Chapter 13. An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty, to defray the Expences of transporting the several Troops enlisted in his Majesty's Service in this Colony, and to ascertain the Method of paying all Taxes and Levies in Commodities; and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 151-157

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1741 (APRIL SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act Concerning Marriages . . . . . 23. 158-161
Chapter 2. An Act to impower the several Commissioners herein named, to make, mend, and alter the several Highways, Roads and Bridges, and to clear and cleanse Creeks and Water-Courses; and also, to cut such Cuts as they shall think convenient, in the several Counties herein after named title only, 23. 161
Chapter 3. An Act to give further Time for collecting the Aid granted to his Majesty, for Subsistance of the Forces raised in this Province; and for the better collecting Taxes and Levies, and to direct the Method of accounting for the same, and other Public Monies herein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 161
Chapter 4. An Act to make and confirm that part of the main Road leading from Bennett's Creek Bridge, to Virginia, joining to Mr. Henry Baker's in Chowan County, altered for the Conveniency of the Public, by the adjacent inhabitants, to be the Main and Public Road . . . . . 23. 161-162
Chapter 5. An Act to Appoint Constables . . . . . 23. 162-163
Chapter 6. An Act to Improve and amend the Navigation of New River, in Onslow County . . . . . title only,23. 163
Chapter 7. An Act to Confirm and erect that part of Province of North Carolina called Edgecomb County, into a County, by the Name of Edgecomb County, and for the Establishing the said County a Parish; and for ascertaining the Boundary Line Between the Northwest and Society Parishes, in Bertie County . . . . . 23. 164-165
Chapter 8. An Act to prevent stealing of Cattle and Hogs, and altering and defacing Marks and Brands, and mismarking and misbranding Horses, Cattle and Hogs, unmarked and unbranded . . . . . 23. 165-168
Chapter 9. An Act for ascertaining the Boundary Line between Tyrrell and Beaufort Counties, and between Edgecomb County, and Tyrrell and Beaufort Counties . . . . . 23. 168
Chapter 10. An Act to enlarge the Time for enrolling of Lands in the Auditor's Office, and proving the quiet possession of Lands for Twenty Years past, and upwards . . . . . title only, 23. 169
Chapter 11. An Act for restraining the taking of Excessive Usury . . . . . 23. 169
Chapter 12. An Act for appointing and laying out a Town on, or near Mittam's Point, on the south side of New River, in Onslow County, by the name of Johnston . . . . . 23. 170-171
Chapter 13. An Act to prevent the taking away Boats, Canoes, or Pettiaguas, from Landings, or elsewhere, without Leave . . . . . 23. 172-173
Chapter 14. An Act for the better Observation and keeping of
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the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday; and for the more effectual Suppression of Vice and Immorality . . . . . 23. 173-175
Chapter 15. An Act for the Tryal of Small and mean Causes . . . . . 23. 175-177
Chapter 16. An Act for ascertaining the Damage upon protested Bills of Exchange . . . . . 23. 177-178
Chapter 17. An Act for regulating Weights and Measures . . . . . 23. 178-180
Chapter 18. An Act, for the building and maintaining Court-houses, Prisons and Stocks, in every County within this Province, and appointing Rules to each County Prison for Debtors . . . . . 23. 181
Chapter 19. An Act, the better to enable the Commissioners appointed for building a Church at New Bern, to erect the same, and to impower them to demand and receive, of any Person or Persons, all Parish Levies already laid and not appropriated; and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 181-182
Chapter 20. An Act, for regulating Ordinaries, and for Restraint of Tippling houses . . . . . 23. 182-185
Chapter 21. An Act for the relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer, by the Registers of the several Counties within this Province neglecting to Register their Deeds or Mesne Conveyances; or who, through Ignorance or Neglect, have not had the same acknowledged, proved, and registered . . . . . 23. 185-186
Chapter 22. An Act for Punishment of Deserters . . . . . title only, 23. 186
Chapter 23. An Act for Establishing the Church, for appointing Parishes, and the Method of Electing Vestries; and for directing the Settlement of Parish Accounts throughout this Government . . . . . 23. 187-191
Chapter 24. An Act Concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . 23. 191-204

1741.
Chapter 1. An Act for erecting the upper Part of Bertie County into a County, by the Name of Northampton County; and for the regulating the Limits between Society Parish and Northwest Parish of Bertie; and for removing the Seat of Bertie County Court . . . . . 23. 205-206
Chapter 2. An Act to establish Ports, or Places of Delivery of Merchandizes imported in, and exported out of this Province; and to prevent the clandestine running of unaccustomed and prohibited Goods, in the several Ports thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 206

1743 (APRIL SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act to regulate Elections for Members to serve in General Assembly for the several Counties, to declare who shall be qualified to vote in the said Elections, or be elected a Member of the General Assembly for any of the said Counties, and to direct the Method to be observed in taking the Poll at the several Elections in the Counties and Towns in this Province . . . . . 23.207-209
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Chapter 2. An Act for Obtaining an exact List of Taxables, and for the effectual Collecting as well all Arrears of Taxes, as all other Taxes, for the future due and payable . . . . . 23. 209-212
Chapter 3. An Act to impower the Justices of Beaufort County to build two substantial Warehouses, at the Places hereafter mentioned, in the said County, for the Use and Convenience of the inhabitants paying their Taxes and Levies . . . . . 23. 12-213
Chapter 4. An Act to ascertain what Attornies' Fees shall be taxed and allowed, in any Suit of Action, brought in any of the Courts of Record in this Province . . . . . 23. 213
Chapter 5. An Act for providing proper Magazines of Ammunition in the several Counties of this Province, and for defraying the Charge thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 213
in full, 26. 232-233
Chapter 6. An Act for making and clearing a Highway from Edenton, into the Road leading over Mr. Hoskin's Mill-Dam, towards Pequimons Court-house, and for erecting Bridges in such Road, and also another Gate at Edenton . . . . . 23. 14-215
Chapter 7. An Act, for erecting a Court House, Prison, and Stocks, in Bertie County and for laying a Tax upon the Inhabitants of the said County for defraying the Charge thereof . . . . . 23. 215-216

1745 (APRIL SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act, for laying a Tax for sinking the new Current Bills of Credit . . . . . title only, 23. 217 in full,25. 234-235
Chapter 2. An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act, for appointing Sheriffs in the Room of Marshalls of this Province, for prescribing the Method of appointing them, and limiting the Time of their Continuance in Office, and Directing their Duty therein; and for abolishing the Office of Provost-Marshall of this Province; and for altering the Names of the Precincts into Counties . . . . . 23. 217-218
Chapter 3. An additional Act to an Act, intituled an Act, to prevent killing Deer at Unreasonable Times, and for putting a stop to many Abuses committed by White Persons, under pretence of hunting . . . . . 23. 218-219
Chapter 4. An Act to repeal an Act passed at Wilmington, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundren and Forty One, Intituled An Act to establish Ports, or Places of Delivery of Merchandizes, imported in and exported out of this Province, and to prevent the clandestine running of unaccustomed Goods in the several Ports thereof . . . . . 23. 219-220
Chapter 5. An Act for impowering the several Commissioners hereinafter named, to make, mend and repair all Roads, Bridges, Cuts and Water Courses, already laid out, or hereafter to be laid out, in the several
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Counties and Districts, hereinafter appointed, in such Manner as they Judge most useful to the Public . . . . . 23. 220-229
Chapter 6. An Act for erecting a Fortification on the Lower Part of Cape Fear River, for applying thereto the Powder Money already arisen, or which shall arise, by Shipping coming in the Port of Brunswick . . . . . 23. 229-231
Chapter 7. An Act to appoint Commissioners in the Place and Stead of those deceased, and to compleat and finish the Church at New Bern, and for adding the present Churchwardens and Vestry to the said Commissioners, and for impowering the said Commissioners, Churchwardens and Vestrymen, to call the former Commissioners to Account, for all the Monies by them received for the use of the said Church, and to appropriate it to the Purpose aforesaid, and in Case of Insufficiency, to lay a Levy to accomplish the same . . . . . 23. 231-232
Chapter 8. An Act to add that Part of the Province called Mattamuskeet, & Lake, to Hyde County . . . . . 23. 232
Chapter 9. An Act to impower the Commissioners for the Town of Edenton to keep in Repair the town Fence and to erect and build a Pound, Bridges, Public Wharf and Market-house; as also to erect and build a School-house in the said Town and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 232-233
Chapter 10. An Act for the better regulating the Town of Wilmington and for confirming and establishing the late Survey of the same, with the Plan annexed . . . . . 23. 234-237
Chapter 11. An Act for Fencing the Town of Bath and re-surveying the Common belonging to the said Town and exempting the Inhabitants from working on the Main Roads; and to give Liberty to the Inhabitants to build on and improve the Front of Water Lots, and to appoint Commissioners for the Purposes aforesaid . . . . . 23. 238-239
Chapter 12. An Act to encourage Persons to settle in the Town of Brunswick on the Southwest Side of Cape Fear River . . . . . 23. 239-243

1746 (JUNE SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act for the Better regulating the Militia of this Government . . . . . 23. 244-247
Chapter 2. An Act for erecting the upper Part of Craven County into a County and Parish, and for appointing a Place for building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the said County . . . . . 23. 248-249
Chapter 3. An Act for dividing Edgecomb County and Parish, and for erecting the upper Part thereof into a County and Parish by the Name of Granville County and St. John's Parish; and for appointing Vestrymen for the said Parish . . . . . 23. 249-250

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1746 (DECEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for the better ascertaining the Number of Members to be chosen for the several Counties within this Province to sit and vote in General Assembly; and for establishing a more equal Representative of all his Majesty's Subjects in the House of Burgesses . . . . . 23. 251-252
Chapter 2. An Act to fix a Place for the Seat of Government, and for keeping Public Offices; for appointing Circuit Courts and defraying the Expence thereof; and also for establishing the Courts of Justice and regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 23. 252-267

1747 (MARCH SESSION 1746-47).
Chapter 1. An Act for appointing Commissioners to Revise and Print the Laws of this Province, and for granting to his Majesty, for defraying the Charge thereof, a Duty on Wine, Rum and distilled Liquors and Rice Imported into this Province . . . . . 23. 268-272
Chapter 2. An Act to repeal a Clause in an Act, intituled, an Act for erecting the upper Part of Craven County into a County and Parish, and for appointing a Place for building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks, in the said County; and the Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing Edgecomb County and Parish, and for erecting the upper Part thereof into a County and Parish, by the Name of Granville County, and St. John's Parish and for appointing Vestrymen for the said Parish; which direct, That all Public, County, and Parish Levies, due from any of the Inhabitants of the said County of Granville, shall be collected by the Sheriff of Edgecomb County; and that all Public, County, and Parish Levies, due from any of the Inhabitants of Johnston, shall be collected by the Sheriff of Craven County, so far as may relate to the Taxes or Levies laid and made payable for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Six . . . . . title only, 23. 272 in full, 25. 236

1748 (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to appoint Public Treasurers . . . . . 23. 73-275
Chapter 2. An Act for regulating the several Officers' Fees within this Province, and ascertaining the Method of paying the same . . . . . 23. 275-284
Chapter 3. An Act for Laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of Granville County, and for appointing Commissioners to compleat and finish the Public Buildings already begun in the said County . . . . . 23. 285
Chapter 4. An Act to Prevent the Exportation of Raw Hides, Pieces of Hides & Calf-skins out of this Government . . . . . 23. 286-287
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Chapter 5. An Act to appoint Commissioners to continue running the Boundary Line between Edgecomb County, Tyrrell and Part of Beaufort Counties . . . . . 23. 287
Chapter 6. An Act for destroying Vermin in this Province . . . . . 23. 288-289
Chapter 7. An Act to Enlarge the Time for the Commissioners of the Roads, appointed by the Act of Assembly passed April the Twentieth, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Five, intituled An Act to impower the several Commissioners hereinafter named, to make, mend, and repair all Roads and Bridges, Cuts, and Water Courses, already laid out, or hereafter to be laid out, in the several Counties and Districts herein after appointed, in such Manner as they Judge most Useful to the Public, to recover the several Sums due from Defaulters . . . . . 23. 289
Chapter 8. An Act to provide indifferent Jurymen in all Causes both Civil and Criminal, and for an allowance for their Attendance . . . . . 23. 289-291
Chapter 9. An Act to alter the Times for holding the Courts for the County of New Hanover . . . . . 23. 292
Chapter 10. An Act for granting unto his Majesty the Sum of Twenty One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds, Proclamation Money, and for stamping and emitting the said Sum of Twenty One Thousand Three Hundred and Fifty Pounds, Public Bills of Credit of this Province, at the Rate of Prcclamation Money; to be applied towards building Fortifications in this Province, Payment of the Public Debts, exchanging the present Bills of Credit, and for making proper Provision for defraying the Contingent Charges of the Government; and for repealing the several Laws hereinafter mentioned . . . . . 23. 292-296

1748 (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to appoint a convenient Place for holding the County Court of Granville, and to impower the Commissioners hereafter named, to build a Courthouse, Prison, and Stocks in the said County . . . . . 23. 297-298
Chapter 2. An Act for defraying the Expence of the Members of his Majesty's Honourable Council, and the Members of the General Assembly of this Province, in their travelling to, from, and attending at the said Assemblies; and to compell their Attendance. 23. 298-299
Chapter 3. An Act for ascertaining the Bounds of a certain Tract of Land formerly laid out by Treaty to the use of the Tuskerora Indians, so long as they, or any of them, shall occupy and live upon the same same; and to prevent any Person or Persons taking up Lands, or settling within the said Bounds, by Pretense of any Purchase or Purchases made, or that shall be made, from teh said Indians . . . . . 23. 299-301.
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Chapter 4. An Act, for forming a Rent-Roll of all the Lands holden in this Province, for quieting the Inhabitants in their Possessions, and for directing the Payment of Quit-Rents . . . . . 23. 301-303
Chapter 5. An Act to appoint an Agent to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England . . . . . 23. 303-304
Chapter 6. An Act for the better regulating the Town of New Bern, for fencing the same, and securing the Titles of the several Persons who hold Lots in the said Town . . . . . 23. 304-308
Chapter 7. An Act to alter and amend an Act, intituled, An Act for appointing Commissioners to revise and print the Laws of this Province, and for granting unto his Majesty, for defraying the Charge thereof, a Duty on Wine, Rum, and distilled Liquors, and Rice imported into this Province . . . . . 23. 308-309

1749 (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for forming a Rent-Roll of all the Lands holden in this Province, for quieting the inhabitants in their Possessions, and for directing the Payment of Quit-Rents . . . . . 23. 310-312
Chapter 2. An Act for the Relief for poor Debtors, as to the imprisonment of their Persons . . . . . 23. 312-314
Chapter 3. An Act for the Encouragement of James Davis, to set up, and carry on, his Business of a Printer, in this Province; and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 314-315
Chapter 4. An Act directing the Method for cutting or docking intails of small Estates . . . . . 23. 315-316

1749 (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to put in Force in this Province, the several Statutes of the Kingdom of England, or South-Britain, therein particularly mentioned . . . . . 23. 317-329
Chapter 2. An act to revise a Clause in an Act of the General Assembly of this Province, intituled, an Act to fix a Place for the seat of Government, and for keeping Public Offices; for appointing Circuit Courts, and defraying the Expence thereof; and also for establishing the Courts of Justice, and regulating the Proceedings therein; passed the Fifth Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Six . . . . . 23. 329
Chapter 3. An additional Act to an Act to provide indifferent Jurymen in all Causes, both Civil and Criminal; and for an Allowance for their . . . . . 23. 330
Chapter 4. An Act for altering, explaining, and continuing an Act, intituled, an Act for the better regulating the Militia in this Government . . . . . 23. 330-331
Chapter 5. An Act to appoint a Public Treasurer, in Room of Edward Moseley, Esq., deceased . . . . . 23. 331-332
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Chapter 6. An Act to confirm the several Acts of Assembly of this Province therein mentioned, as Revised by the Commissioners appointed by an Act of the General Assembly of this Province, intituled, An Act for appointing Commissioners to revise and Print the Laws of this Province; and for granting to his Majesty, for defraying the Charge thereof, a Duty on Wine, Rum, and distilled Liquors, and Rice imported into this Province; and such other Laws of this Province as have been passed since the said Revisal; and to direct the Printing . . . . . 23. 332-341

1750 (MARCH SESSION, 1749-50.)
Chapter 1. An Act for Erecting the Upper Part of New Hanover County into a County and Parish, by the Name of Duplin County and St. Gabriel Parish, and for appointing a Place for building a Courthouse, Prison and Stocks, in the said County . . . . . 23. 342-343
Chapter 2. An Act for erecting the Upper Part of Bladen County into a County and Parish, by the Name of Anson County and St. George's Parish; and for appointing a Place for building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the said County . . . . . 23. 343-344
Chapter 3. An additional Act to an Act for obtaining an exact List of Taxables; and for the effectual Collecting as well all Arrears of Taxes as all other Taxes, for the future due and payable . . . . . 23. 345-346
Chapter 4. An Act to enable the Justices of the several Counties to provide certain Law Books, for the Use of their County Courts . . . . . 23. 346
Chapter 5. An Act to encourage Michael Higgins to build a Bridge over Trent River, near Wickliff's Ferry, in Craven County . . . . . title only, 23. 346 in full, 25. 240
Chapter 6. An Act for appointing and laying out a Town on the Plantation of Mr. Samuel Jordan, on the North Side of Roanoke River, in Northampton County; and for Establishing Two Fairs to be held Annually therein . . . . . title only, 23. 346 in full, 25. 240-242
Chapter 7. An Additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act to fix a Place for the Seat of Government, and for keeping Public Offices; for appointing Circuit Courts, and defraying the Expence thereof; and also for establishing the Courts of Justice, and regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 23. 347-348

1750 (JULY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to appoint a Public Treasurer in the Room of Eleazer Allen, Esq., Deceased . . . . . 23. 349-350
Chapter 2. An Act to repeal Part of a Clause in an Act, intituled, An Act for forming a Rent-Roll of all the
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Lands holden in this Province, for quieting the Inhabitants in their Possessions, and for directing the Payment of Quit Rents . . . . . 23. 350-351
Chapter 3. An Act for increasing the Annual Allowance given to the Attorney-General for his Trouble and Expence in riding the Circuits . . . . . 23. 351

1751 (JUNE SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to appoint Inspectors in New Hanover County, and for regulating the Exports at Cape Fear . . . . . 23. 352-355
Chapter 2. An Act for Regulating the Pilotage at Cape Fear River, and to impower the Captain of Fort Johnston, at the Mouth of the said River, to examine all Vessels entering the said River, concerning the Health of their Crews on board the said Vessels . . . . . 23. 355-358
Chapter 3. An additional Act to An Act, intituled, Feme Coverts, how to pass Lands . . . . . 23. 358-360
Chapter 4. An additional Act to the several Acts, to appoint Public Treasurers . . . . . 23. 360-362
Chapter 5. An Act to revive An Act intituled An Act to appoint an Agent to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England . . . . . 23. 362-363
Chapter 6. An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty on the Importation of Rum and Wine into Anson County from South Carolina . . . . . 23. 363-364
Chapter 7. An Act to alter the Time for holding the Courts for the County of Craven . . . . . 23. 364
Chapter 8. An Act to confirm the Four Lots in New Bern Town, lately conveyed to the Commissioners for the Public Buildings, for the Use of the Public forever . . . . . 23. 364-365
Chapter 9. An Act to amend and supply the defects of an Act, intituled an Act to appoint Commissioners in the Place and Stead of those deceased, to compleat and finish the Church at New Bern, and for adding the present Church Wardens and Vestrymen to the said Commissioners, and for impowering the said Commissioners, Church Wardens and Vestrymen to call the former Commissioners to account for all the Monies by them received for the Use of the said Church, and to appropriate it to the Purposes aforesaid, and in Case of Insufficiency, to lay a levy to accomplish the same . . . . . 23. 365-366
Chapter 10. An Act to impower the Justices of Johnston County to divide the same into Districts, and to appoint Commissioners for the Roads . . . . . 23. 367
Chapter 11. An Act to invest the Property of a Bridge in John Peacock, his Heirs and Assigns (by him already built over Contentney Creek), for the Term of Twenty Five Years . . . . . 23. 367-368
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Chapter 12. An Act for building a Church in Wilmington, in St. James's Parish, in New Hanover County title only, 23. 368 in full, 25. 243-244
Chapter 13. An Act to appoint Commissioners to receive, collect and apply Subscriptions towards building of a Church in the Town of Brunswick, in St. Phillip's Parish, and for other Uses therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 368 in full, 25. 244-245
Chapter 14. An Act to appoint a convenient Place for holding the County Court of Duplin, and to impower the Commissioners therein Named to build a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the said County, and for enlarging the bounds thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 368 in full, 25. 246-247
Chapter 15. An Act to impower the Court of Bladen County to lay out certain Districts in the Places therein mentioned, and to appoint Commissioners of the Roads for the same . . . . . 23. 368-369
Chapter 16. An Act to Amend an Act, intituled, An Act for establishing the Church, for appointing Parishes, and the Method of electing Vestries, and for directing the Settlement of Parish Accounts throughout this Province . . . . . 23. 369-370

1752 (MARCH SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for Licensing Traders, Peddlers and Petty Chapmen, and granting to his Majesty an Impost or Duty on Goods, Wares and Merchandize, to raise Supplies for defraying the necessary Charges of Government . . . . . 23. 371-375
Chapter 2. An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort . . . . . 23. 375-378
Chapter 3. An Act for appointing a Treasurer for the Counties of Currituck, Pasquotank, Perquimons, Chowan, Tyrrell, Bertie, Edgecomb, Northampton, and Granville; and for continuing an Act, intituled, An Act to appoint a Public Treasurer in the Room of Eleazer Allen, Esq., Deceased . . . . . 23. 378-380
Chapter 4. An Act to amend and extend an Act to appoint inspectors in New Hanover County, and for regulating the Exports of Cape Fear . . . . . 23. 380-381
Chapter 5. An Act to amend an Act for regulating the Pilotage of Cape Fear River and to impower the Captain of Fort Johnston, at the Mouth of the said River, to examine all Vessels entering the said River concerning the Health of their Crews on Board the said Vessels . . . . . 23. 381-383
Chapter 6. An Act for dividing Part of Granville, Johnston and Bladen Counties into a County and Parish by the Name of Orange County and the Parish of St. Matthew, and for appointing Vestrymen for the said Parish, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 383-384
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Chapter 7. An Act for appointing and laying out a town at Blackman's Landing, on the west side of Cashie River, on a plantation belonging to Joseph Wimberly . . . . . 25. 248-249
Chapter 8. An Act to explain and amend an Act, intituled, an Act for impowering the several Commissioners hereinafter named to make, mend, and repair all Roads, Bridges, Cuts and Water-Courses, already laid out, or hereafter to be laid out, in the several Counties and Districts hereinafter appointed, in such Manner as they judge most Useful to the Public . . . . . 23. 384-385
Chapter 9. An Act to encourage Caleb Grainger to build a Bridge over Smith's Creek, near the Place known by the Name of Smith's Creek Ferry, in New Hanover County . . . . . 23. 385-386

1753 (MARCH SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to prevent excessive and deceitful Gaming title only, 23. 387 in full, 25. 250-252
Chapter 2. An Act for appointing and laying out a Town on Core Banks, near Ocacock Inlet, in Carteret County, and for appointing Commissioners for completing the Fort at or near the same place title only, 23. 387 in full, 25. 252-254
Chapter 3. An Act to revive and continue a Clause in an Act of the General Assembly of this Province, intituled, An Act to fix a Place for the Seat of Government, and for keeping public offices; for appointing Circuit Courts, and defraying the expence thereof; and also for establishing the Courts of Justice, and regulating the proceedings therein . . . . . title only, 23. 387 in full, 25. 254-255
Chapter 4. An Act to relieve such persons that have, or may suffer, by the loss of the Records in Onslow County . . . . . 23. 387-388
Chapter 5. An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Grain in Time of Scarcity . . . . . title only, 23. 388 in full, 25. 255-256
Chapter 6. An additional act to an act concerning servants and slaves . . . . . 23. 388-390
Chapter 7. An Act for erecting the upper Part of Anson County into a County and Parish by the Name of Rowan County, and St. Luke's Parish; and for appointing a Place for holding a Court in the said County . . . . . 23. 390
Chapter 8. An Act to amend an Act, intituled an Act for dividing Part of Granville, Johnston and Bladen Counties into a County and Parish by the Name of Orange County and the Parish of St. Matthew,
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and for appointing Vestrymen for the said . . . . . Parish, and other Purposes therein mentioned in part, 23. 390-391 in part, 25. 256

1754 (FEBRUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds, in Public Bills of Credit, at the Rate of Proclamation Money, to be applied towards defraying the Expence of raising and subsisting the Forces for his Majesty's Service in this Province, to be sent to the assistance of his Majesty's Colony of Virginia, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 392-398
Chapter 2. An Act for the further and better Regulation of the Town called Wilmington, and for repealing the several Acts therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 398 in full, 25. 257-263
Chapter 3. An Act for appointing Commissioners of the Roads for the South West District of New Hanover County . . . . . title only, 23. 398 in full, 25. 263-264
Chapter 4. An Additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for impowering the several Commissioners hereinafter named, to make and repair all Roads, Bridges, Cuts and Water-Courses, already laid out or hereafter to be laid out in the several Counties and Districts hereinafter appointed, in such Manner as they judge most useful to the Public . . . . . title only, 23. 398 in full, 25. 264
Chapter 5. An Act for Granting unto the town of Brunswick the Privilege of Choosing and Sending a Representative to the General Assembly . . . . . . title only, 23. 398
in full, 25. 264-265
Chapter 6. An Act to impower the Justices of Craven County to sell the Lot of Land in New Bern, whereon the Court-house, Prison and Stocks now are title only, 23. 398 in full, 25. 265-266
Chapter 7. An Act to continue an Act, intituled an Act to appoint an Agent to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England; also an Act intituled an Act to encourage James Davis to set up and carry on his Business of a Printer in this Province, and for other purposes therein mentioned; also an Act intituled An Act to appoint Inspectors in New Hanover County, and for regulating the Exports at Cape Fear; and also One other Act, intituled An Act for the better regulating the Militia of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 399 in full, 25. 266-267
Chapter 8. An Act for erecting the upper part of Bladen County into a County and Parish by the Name of Cumberland County and St. David's Parish title only, 23. 399 in full, 25. 267-268
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Chapter 9. An Act to appoint and lay out a Town on the Plantation of Mr. Henry Skibbow, on the East side of the North East Branch of Cape Fear River, at a Place called the Sand Hill, and to appoint an Inspector in the said Town, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 399 in full, 25. 268-270
Chapter 10. An Act to alter the Times for holding the Courts of Orange, Rowan and Bladen Counties title only, 23. 399
in full, 25. 270
Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act, Intituled, An Act to appoint a convenient Place for holding the County Court of Duplin, and to impower the Commissioners therein named to build a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the said County, and for enlarging the Bounds thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 399
in full, 25. 270-271
Chapter 12. An Act to appoint a convenient Place for holding the County Court of Orange, and to impower the Commissioners hereafter named to build a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the said County title only, 23. 399
in full, 25. 271-272
Chapter 13. An Act for appointing and laying out a Town on the Land of John Jenkins, on the South side of Pee Dee River, in Anson County, and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 399
in full, 25. 272-273

1754 (DECEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice, Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of North Carolina . . . . . title only, 23. 400 in full, 25. 274-287
Chapter 2. An Act for establishing County Courts, for enlarging their Jurisdiction and settling the proceedings therein . . . . . title only, 23. 400 in full, 25. 287-295
Chapter 3. An Act to provide indifferent jurymen in all Causes, Criminal and Civil, and for an Allowance for the Attendance of Jurors attending at the Supreme Courts . . . . . title only, 23. 400 in full, 25. 296-297
Chapter 4. An Act for appointing Parishes and Vestries for the encouragement of an orthodox clergy for the advancement of the Protestant Religion, and for the direction of the settlements of Parish Accounts . . . . . title only, 23. 400 in full, 25. 298-304
Chapter 5. An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty for Defence of the Frontier of this Province, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 400
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Chapter 6. An Act for securing the Payment of Quit Rents due to his Majesty and Earl Granville, for quieting the Freeholders in the Possession of their Lands, and for other purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 401 in full, 25. 304-309
Chapter 7. An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty on the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessels coming into this Province for the purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 401-402
Chapter 8. An Act for raising a Fund for paying the Salaries of the Chief Justices and Attorney-General, and for other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 402 in full, 25. 309-310
Chapter 9. An Act to restrain the Exportation of bad and Unmerchantable Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Customs . . . . . 23. 402-417
Chapter 10. An Act to Facilitate the Raising Recruits to Serve his Majesty in the Intended Expedition Against the French on the Ohio, and Guarding the Frontier of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 417 in full, 25. 310
Chapter 11. An Act for appointing the several Ferries therein mentioned, and for obliging the Commissioners of the several Districts to make Roads to the same . . . . . 23. 417-419
Chapter 12. An Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newby's Point to Phelps' Point, whereon the Court-house now stands, on Perquimons River . . . . . title only, 23. 419 in full, 25. 311-312
Chapter 13. An Act to amend An Act intitled An Act for Destroying Vermin in this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 419 in full, 25. 312
Chapter 14. An Act to repeal an Act, passed by the General Assembly held at New Bern the Sixth Day of April, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight, intituled an Act to prevent the Exportation of raw Hides, Pieces of Hides and Calf Skins, out of this Government . . . . . 23. 419-420
Chapter 15. An Act to Prevent Malicious Maiming and Wounding . . . . . 23. 420
Chapter 16. An Act to confirm an Agreement made by the present Church Wardens and Vestry of Christ Church Parish, in Craven County, with the Rev. James Reed . . . . . 23. 420-421

1755 (SEPTEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting a farther Aid to his Majesty to repel the French and Indians in their Alliance from their Encroachments on his Majesty's Territories in America, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 422-424
Chapter 2. An Act for appointing Sheriffs and directing their Duty in Office, and for compelling Collectors of Public Taxes, and Persons intrusted with laying out Public Money, to apply and account for the same . . . . . 23. 424-432
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Chapter 3. An Act for Inspection of Pork, Beef, Rice, Indigo, Tar, Pitch, Turpentine, Staves, Heading, Shingles and Lumber . . . . . title only, 23. 432 in part, 25. 313-319
Chapter 4. An Act for regulating Orphans, their Guardians and Estates . . . . . title only, 23. 432 in full, 25. 319-325
Chapter 5. An Act to Quiet Freeholders in the Possession of their Lands, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 432-434
Chapter 6. An Act for the Restraint of Vagrants and for making provision for the Poor, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 435-437
Chapter 7. An Act to direct the Method of Appraising Lands whereon Forts or Batteries now are, or hereafter shall be erected, for the Defense of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 437 in full, 25. 326
Chapter 8. An Act to prevent the Exportation of Provisions and live Stock from this Province to the French or Neutral Ports . . . . . title only, 23. 437 in full, 25. 326-327
Chapter 9. An Act to prevent the malignant and infectious Distempers being spread by Shipping, importing distempered Persons into this Province, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 437 in full, 25. 328
Chapter 10. An Act to amend an Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort . . . . . 23. 438
Chapter 11. An Act for ascertaining a proper Place for building thereat a Court-house, Prison, Pillory and Stocks for the County of Beaufort . . . . . title only, 23. 438 in full, 25. 329
Chapter 12. An Act to Appoint the place for erecting the Court-house and Prison in the County of Onslow, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 438 in full, 25. 329-330
Chapter 13. An Act for erecting that part of Rowan County called Wachovia into a distinct Parish . . . . . 23. 438-439
Chapter 14. An Act for laying out a Road from Orange County Court-house to a Landing on the North West of Cape Fear River . . . . . title only, 23. 439 in full, 25. 330

1756 (SEPTEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Three Thousand Four Hundred Pounds to defray the Expense of erecting a Fort, raising and paying Two Companies, for the Defense of the Western Frontier of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 440 in full, 25. 331-333
Chapter 2. An Act for the better Regulation of the Militia, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 440 in full, 25. 334-337
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Chapter 3. An Act to amend an Act for establishing the Supreme Courts of Justice, Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery of North Carolina title only, 23. 440 in full, 25. 337-338
Chapter 4. An Act for ascertaining the Method of proving Book Debts . . . . . 23. 440-442
Chapter 5. An Act for the punishment of Mutiny and Desertion, and preventing the harboring and entertaining of deserted Soldiers . . . . . title only, 23. 442 in full, 25. 338-341
Chapter 6. An Act for the relief of such persons as have suffered or may suffer, by not having had their Deeds and mesne Conveyances proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed for such Purposes, and to prevent Suits and Law Suits concerning Lands . . . . . 23. 442-443
Chapter 7. An Act to amend an Act, intituled An Act to restrain the Exportation of bad and unmerchantable Tobacco, and for preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Customs . . . . . 23. 443-444
Chapter 8. An Act for laying a Tax for repairing the Courthouse in Edenton . . . . . title only, 23. 445 in full, 25. 341
Chapter 9. An Act for re-establishing several Counties and Towns, and for other Purposes . . . . . 23. 445-447
Chapter 10. An Act to amend an Act for Impowering the several Commissioners therein after Named to Make, Mend and Repair all Roads, Bridges, Cuts and Water-courses already laid out, or hereafter to be laid out, in the several Counties and Districts therein after appointed, in such Manner as they judge most useful to the Public, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 447-448
Chapter 11. An Act for establishing Puplic Roads and Ferries, and for the Better Regulation of the Same in Several Counties . . . . . 23. 449-451
Chapter 12. An Act for the better Regulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town . . . . . 23. 51-456
Chapter 13. An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . 23. 456-462
Chapter 14. An Act for establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton, for laying a Tax for finishing the Church begun in the said Town, and for the further Improvement and better regulation thereof . . . . . 23. 462-467
Chapter 15. An Act to limit the Time for holding County Courts, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 467 in full, 25. 341-342
Chapter 16. An Act to amend and continue an Act intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty a Duty upon the Tonnage of Ships and other Vessels coming
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into this Province, for the purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 467-468
Chapter 17. An Act for erecting a new Court-house, Prison, Pillory and Stocks in Pasquotank County, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 468-469
Chapter 18. An Act to impower the Sheriff of Granville, and the Collector of the Taxes of St. John's Parish, to collect Public, County and Parish Levies title only, 23. 469 in full, 25. 342-343
Chapter 19. An Act for adjourning the County Court of Beaufort, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 469 in full, 25. 343-344
Chapter 20. An Act for dividing the Parish of St. Patrick, in the County of Johnston, into two distinct Parishes . . . . . 23. 469-470
Chapter 21. An Act for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the Parishes of St. Patrick, and St. Stephen. title only,23. 470 in full, 25. 344
Chapter 22. An Act to re-establish the Counties of Rowan, Cumberland and Orange . . . . . 23. 470-471
Chapter 23. An Act for consolidating the Parishes of St. John and St. Peter, in the County of Pasquotank . . . . . 23. 471-472
Chapter 24. An Act for dividing the Parish of Edgecomb, in the County of Edgecomb, into Distinct Parishes . . . . . 23. 472-474

1757 (MAY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting a further Aid to his Majesty, for the Assistance of South Carolina and the Defence of the Frontiers of this Province, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 475 in full, 25. 345-348
Chapter 2. An Act to Revive an Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort . . . . . 23. 475
Chapter 3. An Act to revive an Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newby's Point to Phelp's Point, whereon the Court-house now stands, on Perquimans River . . . . . title only, 23. 475 in full, 25. 348
Chapter 4. An Act for Finishing the Church in Wilmington title only, 23. 475 in full, 25. 348-349
Chapter 5. An Act for further continuing an Act, intituled an Act for the Encouragement of James Davis to set up and carry on his business of a Printer in this Province, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 475 in full, 25. 349

1757 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting a further Aid to his Majesty for subsisting the Forces necessary to be kept in the Pay of this Province, and for other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 476 in full, 25. 350-352
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Chapter 2. An Act to enable the Commissioners of Fort Johnston and Fort Granville to finish the Forts, and to erect Barracks for accommodating the Troops in the same . . . . . 23. 476-477
Chapter 3. An Act for further amending an Act intituled, An Act for amending the Staple of Tobacco, and preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Customs . . . . . 23. 477-478
Chapter 4. An Act to Impower the Justices of the Supreme Court to take Acknowledgement of Proof of Deeds and for Allowing them a Salary . . . . . title only, 23. 479 in full, 25. 352-353
Chapter 5. An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of James Leslie, on Roanoke River . . . . . title only, 23. 479 in full, 25. 354-355
Chapter 6. An Act for the better establishing a Ferry on the North East Side of the North West River of Cape Fear, being the Place Commonly Called or Known by the Name of Dawson's Ferry. title only, 23. 479 in full, 25. 356
Chapter 7. An Act to obviate Doubts concerning Fees due on Proceedings in the Supreme Courts of Justice, Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery . . . . . 23. 479-480
Chapter 8. An Act for preserving Peace and continueing a good Correspondence with the Indians in Alliance with his Majesty's Subjects . . . . . title only, 23. 480 in full, 25. 356-358
Chapter 9. An Act for adding Part of Beaufort to Craven County, for ascertaining the dividing line between the said counties . . . . . 23. 480
Chapter 10. An Act to Amend an Act intituled an Act for the better Regulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town . . . . . title only, 23. 480 in full, 25. 358-359
Chapter 11. An Act to enable the Commissioners of the Church of Edenton to discharge the Contracts by them made concerning the finishing the same title only, 23. 480 in full, 25. 359-360
Chapter 12. An Act to repeal an Act intituled An Act for destroying Vermin in this Province . . . . . 23. 481
Chapter 13. An Act to dock the Intail of certain Lands now in possession of Harding Jones, under a devise in the Will of Frederick Jones, Esq., his Grandfather, deceased, by whom the same were intailed . . . . . 23. 481-482

1758 (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty for augmenting the Troops now in the Pay of this Province, to be joined with those under the Command of Brigadier-General Forbes, paying them whilst employed in the said Service and for placing Garrisons in the Forts on the Sea Coast title only, 23. 483 in full, 25. 361-364
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Chapter 2. An Act to enable the Commissioners of Port Roanoke to amend the navigation of the said Port, and for other Purposes . . . . . 23. 483-484
Chapter 3. An Act for altering the Times for holding Courts in Northampton, Edgecomb, Granville and Orange Counties . . . . . title only, 23. 484 in full, 25. 364
Chapter 4. An Act to confirm and establish several Vestries, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 484 in full, 25. 364-365
Chapter 5. An Act for Discontinueing the Warehouses at Elbeck's Landing, and erecting others in the Town of Halifax . . . . . title only, 23. 484 in full, 25. 365-367
Chapter 6. An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of Jonathan Phelps, on Perquimons River . . . . . title only, 23. 484 in full, 25. 367-369

1758 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty, for placing proper Garrisons in the Forts Johnston and Granville, and for other Purposes. title only, 23. 485 in full, 25. 370-372
Chapter 2. An Act for making better Provision for the Clergy title only, 23. 485 in full, 25. 372-373
Chapter 3. An Act for erecting a City on Neuse River, upon the Plantation called Tower Hill, fixing the Seat of Government therein, and building a Governor's House and Public Offices in the same . . . . . title only, 23. 485 in full, 25. 373-378
Chapter 4. An Act to regulate the Inspection of Pork, Beef, Rice, Flour, Butter, Indigo, Tar, Pitch, Turpentine, Staves, Headings, Shingles, Lumber and Deer Skins . . . . . title only, 23. 485 in full, 25. 378-387
Chapter 5. An Act for encouraging the building of Public Mills, and directing the Duty of Millers . . . . . 23. 485-487
Chapter 6. An Act for establishing a Warehouse for the inspection of Tobacco on the Land of Thomas Barnes, in the County of Halifax, and other purposes . . . . . 23. 488
Chapter 7. An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . 23. 488-489
Chapter 8. An Act for altering the Method of Working on the Roads, and appointing Public Ferries within the Counties of Craven, Carteret, Johnston, Beaufort, Orange and Onslow . . . . . 23. 489-490
Chapter 9. An Act for appointing a Proper Place for holding the Supreme Court of Justice, Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, for the District of Northampton, Edgecomb and Granville . . . . . 23. 490-492
Chapter 10. An Act for Regulating Ordinaries and Houses of Entertainments, and for other Purposes . . . . . 23. 492-494
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Chapter 11. An Act to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney-General's Salaries, and defraying the Contingent Charges of Government . . . . . 23. 494
Chapter 12. An Act for dividing the County of Johnston, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 495-496
Chapter 13. An Act for dividing Edgecomb County . . . . . 23. 496-497
Chapter 14. An Act for Dividing the Parish of St. John in Granville County . . . . . 23. 497-498
Chapter 15. An Act for dividing the Parish of North West . . . . . 23. 498-500
Chapter 16. An Act for establishing a Town on the Lands formerly belonging to Zachariah Nixon, lying on the North East Side of Little River, in Pasquotank County . . . . . title only, 23. 500 in full, 25. 387-389
Chapter 17. An Act to establish a Ferry from Solley's Point to Relf's Point, whereon the Court-house now stands, on Pasquotank River . . . . . title only, 23. 500 in full 25. 389
Chapter 18. An Act for destroying Squirrels in the Counties within Mentioned . . . . . 23. 500-501
Chapter 19. An Act for repealing An Act therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 501
Chapter 20. An Act to relieve John Pope from a Judgement obtained against him in favour of the Parishes of Edgecomb and St. Mary . . . . . title only, 23. 501 in full, 25.389-390

1759 (MAY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for raising Money for finishing the Churches in the Parishes of St. James and St. Philip, in New Hanover County by Lottery title only, 23. 502 in full, 25. 391-392
Chapter 2. An Act to impower the Justices of Dobbs County to hear and determine all Causes commenced and undetermined in Johnston County Court before the Division of the said County . . . . . 23. 502

1759 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to amend and continue an Act, intituled, An Act for the better regulation of the Militia, and other purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 503 in full, 25. 393
Chapter 2. An Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty for paying and subsisting the Forces and Militia now in the Pay of this Province, and for other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 503 in full, 25. 394-395
Chapter 3. An Act for the Appointment of Vestries title only, 23. 503 in full, 25. 396-397
Chapter 4. An Act for erecting Part of the Counties of Chowan, Bertie and Northampton into a County and Parish . . . . . 23. 503-504
Chapter 5. An Act to amend an Act for appointing Sheriffs and directing their Duty in Office, and for compelling Collectors of Public Taxes and Persons
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intrusted with laying out Public Money, to apply and account for the same . . . . . 23. 505
Chapter 6. An Act to impower Lawrence Thompson, late Sheriff of Orange County, to collect and receive a Tax of Two Shillings, Proclamation Money, laid on the Taxable Persons in the County of Orange by an Act of Assembly of this Province, passed in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King and so forth . . . . . title only, 23. 505 in full, 25. 397-398
Chapter 7. An Act for enlarging the Time allowed for saving Lots in the Town of Halifax, preventing the Building Wooden Chimnies therein, and other purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 505 in full, 25. 398-399
Chapter 8. An Act to enable William Dry, Esq., to finish Fort Johnston, at the Mouth of Cape Fear River . . . . . 23. 505-506
Chapter 9. An Act to enable the Commissioners of Port Bath and Port Beaufort to amend the Navigation, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 506-507
Chapter 10. An Act to impower and direct the Commissioners of the Districts hereinafter mentioned to lay out and make new Roads . . . . . title only, 23. 507 in full, 25. 399-401
Chapter 11. An Act to establish Warehouses for the Inspection of Tobacco in the County of Dobbs, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 507-508
Chapter 12. An Act for appointing Commissioners to finish the Court-house already begun in the Town of New Bern, and for other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 508 in full, 25. 401-402
Chapter 13. An Act for establishing a town on the land formerly granted to William Churton, Gentleman, lying on the North Side of the River Enoe, in the County of Orange . . . . . title only, 23. 509 in part, 25. 402-404
Chapter 14. An Act to amend an Act intituled An Act for building and maintaining of Court-houses, Prison and Stocks, in every County within this Province, and appointing Rules for each County Prison for Debtors . . . . . 23. 509

1760 (APRIL SESSION.
Chapter 1. An Act to establish Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, in the several Counties in this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 510 in full, 25. 405-415
Chapter 2. An Act for the better Care of Orphans, and Security and Management of their Estates. title only, 23. 510 in full, 25. 415-422
Chapter 3. An Act directing the Method of appointing Jurymen in all Causes, Criminal and Civil. . title only, 23. 510 in full, 25. 422-424
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Chapter 5. An Act for establishing Vestries . . . . . title only, 23. 510 in full, 25. 424-430
Chapter 5. An Act for making Provision for an Orthodox Clergy . . . . . title only, 23. 510 in full, 25. 430-432
Chapter 6. An Act to amend and improve the Navigation from Howard's Bay in New River, in Onslow County, to Bear Inlet . . . . . 23. 510-511
Chapter 7. An Act to confirm an Agreement made by the present Church Wardens and Vestry of Edgecomb Parish, in the County of Halifax, with the Rev. Mr. Thomas Burgess . . . . . 23. 511-512
Chapter 8. An Act for enlarging the Time for Inspection of Tobacco in the Public Warehouse in the Town of Halifax; for increasing the Salaries of the Inspectors of the said Warehouse; for establishing Warehouses in the County of Cumberland; and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 512-514

1760 (MAY SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act for establishing Superior Courts of Pleas and Grand Sessions and regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . title only, 23. 515 in full, 25. 433-449
Chapter 2. An Act for repealing An Act therein mentioned. . 23. 515

1760 (JUNE SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act for granting an aid to his Majesty . . . . . 23. 516-518
Chapter 2. An Act for Appointing a Militia . . . . . 23. 518-522

1760 (NOVEMBER SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act to regulate Elections for Members to serve in the General Assembly, and to ascertain who shall be qualified to vote at the said Elections, or to be elected a Member of the General Assembly; and to direct the Method to be observed in taking the Poll at the several Elections in the Counties and Towns in this Province . . . . . 23. 523-526
Chapter 2. An Act for obtaining an exact List of Taxables, and for the effectual collecting all Taxes for the Future due and payable, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 526-531
Chapter 3. An Act for erecting the upper Part of Beaufort County into a County and Parish, by the Name of Pitt County, and St. Michael's Parish; and for adjourning the Court from the Court-House on the Land of Thomas Bonner, to the Court-House in Bath Town; and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 531-534
Chapter 4. An Act to impower the inhabitants of several Parishes within this Province, that have no legal Vestry within their respective Parishes, to meet and elect Vestries . . . . . title only, 23. 534 in full, 25. 450-451
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Chapter 5. An Act for altering the Times of holding the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Chowan . . . . . title only, 23. 534 in full, 25. 451
Chapter 6. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer, by not having had their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed for such Purposes, and to prevent Disputes and Law Suits concerning Lands . . . . . 23. 534-535
Chapter 7. An Act to amend and continue an Act intitled An Act for appointing a Militia . . . . . 23. 535
Chapter 8. An Act for raising Money by a Lottery, towards finishing the Churches at Wilmington and Brunswick; and for applying the Produce of the Slaves, and other Effects taken from the Spaniards at Cape Fear, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight, to the same Purposes . . . . . 23. 535-537
Chapter 9. An Act for establishing a Town on the Lands of Joseph Howell, on Tar River . . . . . title only, 23. 537 in full, 25. 451-453
Chapter 10. An Act to amend an Act, intituled an Act for the better Repulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town, passed the thirtieth day of September, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Six . . . . . title only, 23. 537 in full, 25. 453
Chapter 11. An Act for destroying Black Birds, Crows, and Squirrels, in the County of Hyde . . . . . title only, 23. 538 in full, 25. 454
Chapter 12. An Act for continueing James Davis Printer to this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 538 in full, 25. 455-456
Chapter 13. An Act to continue an Act, intituled an Act for the Restraint of Vagrants, and for making Provision for the Poor, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 538

1761 (MARCH SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act for granting to his Majesty an aid of Twenty Thousand Pounds, Proclamation Money, for raising, Clothing, and paying, Five Hundred effective Men, exclusive of officers, to be employed as his Excellency the General, or Commander in chief of his Majesty's Forces in America, or his Excellency the Governor, or Commander in Chief of this Province, shall direct or appoint for paying and subsisting Fifty Men and Officers, now in Garrison; and for appointing an Agent to represent to his Majesty and his Ministers the Loyalty and the Dutiful Behavior of the Inhabitants of this Province, and their Zeal for his Majesty's Service; and also
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to lay before his Majesty and his Ministers proper Documents of the Charges and Expenses this Province hath been, or shall be at, in his Majesty's Service, during the present War; and to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England; and other Purposes . . . . . in part, 23. 539-541 balance, 25. 457-458
Chapter 2. An Act for an additional Act to an Act intituled, An Act, to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney-General's Salaries, and defraying the Contingent Charges of Government. 23. 542
Chapter 3. An Act to impower the Inhabitants of several Parishes within this Province that have no legal Vestry within their respective Parishes, to meet and elect Vestries . . . . . title only, 23. 542-543 in full, 25. 459-460
Chapter 4. An Act to appoint Commissioners to further improve and amend the Navigation of New River, in Onslow County, to raise a Fund by Lottery, to defray the Expence thereof . . . . . 23. 542-544
Chapter 5. An Act to amend and improve the Navigation from Currituck Inlet through the District in Currituck County, to Albemarle Sound . . . . . title only, 23. 544 in full, 25. 460-461
Chapter 6. An Act to impower the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Session for the County of Northampton, to lay a Tax to pay sundry Persons who have suffered by the burning of Pace's Warehouse in the said County; and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 544-545
Chapter 7. An Act for Altering the Times of holding the Superior Court of Pleas and Grand Sessions for the District of New Bern; and also the Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the Counties of Orange, and Carteret; and for other Purposes . . . . . 23. 545-546
Chapter 8. An Act for building a Court House in the Town of New Bern, in the County of Craven for raising a Tax, and for appointing Commissioners for building the same; and for repealing an Act passed at Wilmington the 20th Day of November, 1759, intituled an Act, for appointing Commissioners for finishing the Court House already begun in the Town of New Bern; and for other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 546 in full, 25. 462-463
Chapter 9. An Act to prevent the Exacting of Illegal and exorbitant Fees in levying Executions by Sheriffs, and other Officers . . . . . 23. 546-547
Chapter 10. An Act for amending an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing the Parish of St. John, in Granville County . . . . . 23. 547
Chapter 11. An Act for adding Part of Orange County to Johnston County, and for ascertaining the Dividing Line between the said Counties . . . . . 23. 547-548
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Chapter 12. An Act for enlarging the Time for Inspection of Tobacco at the Public Warehouse in the Town of Tarborough, in the County of Edgecomb, and for increasing the Salaries of the Inspectors thereof. 23. 548
Chapter 13. An Act to appoint Commissioners of the Roads for a Certain District in Bladen County . . . . . title only, 23. 549 in full, 25. 463
Chapter 14. An Act to impower the several Superior and Inferior Courts within this Province to admit a Copy of the last Will and Testament of any Person deceased to be given in Evidence . . . . . title only, 23. 549 in full, 25. 463-464
Chapter 15. An Act to dock the Entail of certain Lands therein mentioned, vesting the Fee-simple thereof in Blake Baker, and for settling other Lands in Lieu thereof to the same Uses . . . . . title only, 23. 549 in full, 25.465-467

1762 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for dividing this Province into Five several Districts, and for establishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the said districts, & regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . in part 23. 550-563 in part. 25. 523-524
Chapter 2. An Act to establish Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the Several Counties in this Province . . . . . 23. 563-574
Chapter 3. An Act to impower the several Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to try all Causes commenced in the late Inferior Courts, where the Debt, Damage, or Thing, sued for, does not exceed Fifty Pounds, Proclamation Money . . . . . 23. 574-575
Chapter 4. An Act directing the Method of appointing Jurymen in all Causes, criminal and Civil . . . . . 23. 575-577
Chapter 5. An Act for the better Care of Orphans, and Security and Management of their Estates . . . . . 23. 577-583
Chapter 6. An Act for making Provision for an Orthodox Clergy . . . . . 23. 583-585
Chapter 7. An Act for the further continueing and amending an Act for appointing a Militia; and also to continue one other Act intituled, An Act to amend and continue an Act, intituled, An Act for appointing a Militia . . . . . 23. 585
Chapter 8. An Act appointing the method of dividing Intestates Estates . . . . . 23. 586
Chapter 9. An Act for the more easy recovery of Money due upon Promissory Notes, and to render such Notes negotiable . . . . . 23. 586-588
Chapter 10. An Act to amend An Act, intituled An Act for the Relief of Poor Debtors, as to the Imprisonment of their Persons; passed the Fourteenth Day of April, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-nine . . . . . 23. 588
Chapter 11. An Act to amend and further continue an Act, intituled An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port
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Bath, Port Roanoke, and Port Beaufort; passed the Thirty-first Day of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty-two, for Five Years . . . . . 23. 588-589
Chapter 12. An Act for dividing the County of Anson, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 589-592
Chapter 13. An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of William Herritage, at a Place called Atkin's Banks, in Dobbs County . . . . . title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 468-470
Chapter 14. An Act for establishing a Town on the Lands of John and William Russell, Minors, Sons of John Russell, deceased, on the West Side of the North-West Branch of Cape Fear River, near the Mouth of Cross Creek, by the Name of Campbellton, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 470-472
Chapter 15. An Act to lay a Tax on the Inhabitants of the several Counties of the District of Halifax Superior Court, to repair the Public Prison thereof, and other Purposes . . . . . title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 472-473
Chapter 16. An Act to Impower Thomas Bonner, Jun., late Sheriff, to receive and Collect the Arrears of Taxes due in the Counties of Beaufort and Pitt, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty. title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 473-474
Chapter 17. An Act to establish a Public Road from the Court House in Currituck County, across the great Swamp, to the Bridge on North River, near the Indian Town . . . . . title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 474-475
Chapter 18. An Act for destroying Vermin in the County of Orange, and other Counties therein mentioned. title only, 23. 592 in full, 25. 476
Chapter 19. An Act to enable the Commissioners of the Church of Edenton to discharge the Contract by them made with the Workmen employed in finishing the Inside of the said Church . . . . . title only, 23. 593 in full, 25. 476-477
Chapter 20. An Act for enlarging the Time allowed for saving Lots in the Town of Hertford, and other Purposes. title only, 23. 593 in full, 25. 477-478
Chapter 21. An Act for altering the Method of working on the Roads, and appointing Public Ferries, within the Counties of Duplin, Cumberland, Rowan, and Anson . . . . . title only, 23. 593 in full, 25. 478-479
Chapter 22. An Act to apply the Money already levied on the Taxable Inhabitants of Currituck County, by Virtue of an Act, intituled, An Act to amend and Improve the Navigation from Currituck Inlet,
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through the District in Currituck County, to Albemarle Sound . . . . . 23. 593-594
Chapter 23. An Act for increasing the Salaries of the Inspectors of Tobacco at the Ware House in the Town of Halifax . . . . . title only, 23. 594 in full, 25. 479
Chapter 24. An Act to amend and further continue an Act, intituled, An Act to establish a Public Ferry from Newby's Point to Phelp's Point, whereon the Court House now stands on Perquimans River. title only, 23. 594 in full, 25. 479-480
Chapter 25. An Act to impower & direct the commissioners of the Districts hereafter mentioned to lay out & make a Road through Regan's Swamp, in Bladen Co. to the Court House in said County. title only, 23. 594 in full, 25. 480-481
Chapter 26. An Act to impower and direct the Commissioners of the District herein mentioned to lay out and make a Road from John Howard's Ferry on Black River, through Colley's Swamp to the North West River, in Bladen County . . . . . title only, 23. 594 in full, 25. 481
Chapter 27. An Act to encourage Joseph Howell to build a Bridge over Tar River, at or near the Place called Howell's Ferry, at Tarborough in Edgecomb County . . . . . 23. 594-595
Chapter 28. An Act to establish a Ferry from Solley's Point to Relf's Point, whereon the Court-House now Stands, on Pasquotank River . . . . . title only, 23. 595 in full, 25. 481-482

1764 (JANUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for appointing a Militia . . . . . 23. 596-601
Chapter 2. An Act concerning Vestries . . . . . 23. 601-607
Chapter 3. An Act to impower the Inferior Courts of the several Counties in this Province to order the laying out of Public Roads, and establish and settle Ferries; and to appoint where Bridges shall be built, for the Use and Ease of the Inhabitants of this Province; and to clear navigable Rivers and Creeks . . . . . 23. 607-611
Chapter 4. An Act to suppress excessive and deceitful Gaming . . . . . 23. 611-613
Chapter 5. An Act for encouraging the Culture of Hemp and Flax, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 613-614
Chapter 6. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered, or may suffer, by not having had their Deeds and MesneConveyances proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed for such Purposes; and to prevent Disputes and Law Suits, concerning Lands . . . . . 23. 614-616
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Chapter 7. An Act for the more Effectual Suppressing of Felonies, and Punishment of Counterfeiters of the Paper Currency of this Province, and of Virginia. 23. 616-617
Chapter 8. An Act to continue an Act, intituled, An Act to make Provision for paying the Chief Justice and Attorney-General's Salaries, and defraying the Contingent Charges of Government; passed in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Eight . . . . . 23. 617
Chapter 9. An Act for destroying Vermin in this Province. 23. 617-618
Chapter 10. An Act for appointing Public Treasurers . . . . . 23. 618-619
Chapter 11. An Act for erecting in the Town of Halifax a Public Gaol, and Gaoler's House, for the District of Halifax, in this Province . . . . . 23. 619-621
Chapter 12. An Act for laying a Tax on the Inhabitants of the several Counties of the District of Salisbury Superior Court to repair the Public Gaol thereof . . . . . 23. 621-622
Chapter 13. An Act to continue an Act, intituled An Act to amend and further Continue an Act, intituled An Act for facilitating the navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort; passed the Thirty First Day of May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Two, for Five Years . . . . . 23. 622
Chapter 14. An Act for erecting Part of St. Philip's Parish, in New Hanover County, and the lower Part of Bladen County, into a separate County, by the Name of Brunswick County; and for dividing the County of Granville, and erecting that Part thereof called St. John's Parish, into a separate and distinct County, by the Name of Bute County . . . . . 23. 622-627
Chapter 15. An Act to impower the Sheriff of the County of Orange for the Time Being, to collect and apply the Arrears of the Taxes due in the said County for the several Years therein Mentioned . . . . . 23. 627-629
Chapter 16. An Act for ascertaining a proper Place for building thereat a Court-house, Clerk's Office, Prison and Stocks, for the County of Edgecomb. title only, 23. 629 in full, 25. 483-484
Chapter 17. An Act directing the Boundary Line between the County of Dobbs and Pitt, and appointing Commissioners to see the same Run . . . . . 23. 629
Chapter 18. An Act for altering the dividing Line between the Counties of Bladen and Cumberland . . . . . 23. 630
Chapter 19. An Act for annexing Part of Craven County to Dobbs County . . . . . 23. 630-631
Chapter 20. An Act for the Building of a house for a school and the residence of a school Master in the Town of New Bern . . . . . title only, 23. 631 in full, 25. 484-485

1764 (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to amend and continue an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing this Province into Five several Districts and for establishing a Superior Court
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of Justice in each of the said Districts, and regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 23. 632-633
Chapter 2. An Act to amend and continue an Act, intituled, An Act to establish Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the several Counties in this Province . . . . . 23. 633-634
Chapter 3. An Act for continueing an Act, intituled, An Act directing the Method of appointing Jurymen in all Causes, Criminal and Civil . . . . . 23. 634-636
Chapter 4. An Act for rendering more Effectual the Laws making Lands and other Real Estates liable to the Payment of Debts . . . . . 23. 636-639
Chapter 5. An Act to prevent the Exportation of Unmerchantable Commodities . . . . . 23. 639-649
Chapter 6. An Act for regulating the Pilotage of Cape Fear River, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 650-654
Chapter 7. An Act for Regulating Proceedings in the Court held for the Borough of Wilmington . . . . . 23. 654-656
Chapter 8. An Act to amend An Act therein mentioned, concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . 23. 656
Chapter 9. An Act to prevent hunting for, and killing Deer in the Manner therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 656
Chapter 10. An Act for enlarging the Time for saving Lots in the Town of Halifax, and other Purposes. title only, 23. 657 in full, 25. 486-487
Chapter 11. An Act to encourage and impower William Dry to make a Public Road through the great Island opposite to the Borough of Wilmington . . . . . title only,23. 657 in full, 25. 487-489
Chapter 12. An Act to confirm the Vestry already chosen for the Parish of St. John, in the County of Bute; and to enable the Freeholders of the Parishes within the Counties of Pasquotank, Anson, and Currituck, to elect Vestrymen . . . . . 23. 657
Chapter 13. An Act to prevent the Unreasonable Destruction of Fish in the Rivers Meherrin, Peedee, and Catawba . . . . . title only,23. 657 in full, 25. 489
Chapter 14. An Act for altering the Boundary Line between the Counties of Northampton & Hertford . . . . . 23. 658
Chapter 15. An Act to continue an Act therein mentioned. title only, 23. 658 in full, 25. 489
Chapter 16. An Act for the Relief of Abraham Jones, Esq., former Sheriff of Edgecomb County . . . . . title only, 23. 658 in full, 25. 489-490
Chapter 17. An Act to increase the salary of the Reverend Thomas Burgess, Minister of Edgecomb Parish, in the County of Halifax . . . . . 23. 658-659

1765 (MAY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for establishing an Orthodox Clergy . . . . . 23. 660-662
Chapter 2. An Act for opening and cutting two Roads from the Ferry on the Northwest River, opposite Eagle's
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Island, in Brunswick County, and other Purposes. 23. 662-663
Chapter 3. An Act confirming the Title of William Dry, Esquire, to certain lands therein mentioned. title only, 23. 663 in full, 25. 491-492
Chapter 4. An Act to impower the Sheriff of Orange County to collect a Tax of one Shilling and Six Pence, Proclamation Money, laid on the Taxable Persons in the said County, by an Act of Assembly of this Province, passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of his Present Majesty . . . . . title only, 23. 663 in full, 25. 492-493

1766 (NOVEMBER SESSION)
Chapter 1. An Act for appointing a Public Treasurer in the room of John Starkey, Esq., deceased . . . . . title only, 23. 664 in full, 25. 494-495
Chapter 2. An Act for erecting a Convenient Building within the Town of New Bern, for the residence of the Governor or Commander in Chief for the Time Being . . . . . 23. 664-665
Chapter 3. An Act appointing the Method of distributing Intestates' Estates . . . . . 23. 665-666
Chapter 4. An Act for the Relief of such Persons as have suffered or may suffer, by not having had their Deeds and mesne Conveyances proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed for such Purposes . . . . . 23. 666-667
Chapter 5. An Act for reviving and re-enacting the several Acts of Assembly relating to the Inspection of Tobacco . . . . . title only, 23. 667 in full, 25. 495-496
Chapter 6. An Act to amend and continue an Act, entitled, an Act for appointing a Militia . . . . . title only, 23. 667 in full, 25. 496
Chapter 7. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for rendering more Effectual the Laws making Lands, and other real Estates, liable to the Payment of Debts . . . . . title only, 23. 667 in full, 25. 496-498
Chapter 8. An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke, and Port Beaufort . . . . . 23. 667-672
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, an Act concerning Marriages . . . . . 23. 672-674
Chapter 10. An Act for a further Allowance of Commissions to Sheriffs, and Collectors of Taxes, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 674
Chapter 11. An Act to lay a Tax on Pedlars, and other Itinerant Traders, coming into this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 674 in full, 25. 498-499
Chapter 12. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, an Act to prevent the Exportation of unmerchantable Commodities . . . . . title only, 23. 675 in full, 25. 499-500
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Chapter 13. An Act for appointing a Printer to this Province. 23. 675
Chapter 14. An Act to prevent the Inhabitants of South Carolina driving their Stocks of Cattle from thence to range and feed in this Province, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 676-677
Chapter 15. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, an Act for establishing a Town on the Lands formerly granted to William Churton, Gentleman, lying on the North side of Enoe River, in the County of Orange . . . . . title only, 23. 677 in full, 25. 500-503
Chapter 16. An Act to continue an Act, intituled, An Act to suppress excessive and deceitful Gaming. title only, 23. 677 in full, 25. 503
Chapter 17. An Act for further continueing an Act, intituled an Act for the restraint of Vagrants, and for making Provision for the Poor, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 678
Chapter 18. An Act to prevent hunting for and killing Deer in the Manner therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 678 in full, 25. 503-504
Chapter 19. An Act for establishing a School House in the Town of New Bern . . . . . 23. 678-680
Chapter 20. An Act to impower the Justices of Beaufort County to build a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in Bath Town for the Use of the said County . . . . . 23. 680-681
Chapter 21. An Act to prevent the unreasonable Destruction of Fish in Neuse River, Tar River, Fishing Creek, Rockey River, the South Fork of Catawba River, the South Fork of the Yadkin River, and Contentney Creek . . . . . title only, 23. 681 in full, 25. 504-505
Chapter 22. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for establishing the Titles of the Freeholders in Edenton, for laying a Tax for finishing the Church begun in the said Town, and for the Further Improvement and better Regulation thereof . . . . . title only, 23. 681 in full, 25. 505-506
Chapter 23. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for regulating the Pilotage of Cape Fear River, and for other Purposes . . . . . 23. 682-683
Chapter 24. An Act for erecting a Court-house and Prison for the Use of the District of Edenton . . . . . 23. 683-684
Chapter 25. An Act for joining the Navigation of Old Topsail Inlet to Neuse River by cutting a Navigable Canal from the Head of Harlow's Creek to Club Foot's Creek . . . . . 23. 684-685
Chapter 26. An Act to impower the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of St. John's Parish, in the County of Bute, to appropriate the Surplusage Money levied for erecting the public Buildings in said County to the use of the said Parish of St. John's . . . . . 23. 685-686
Chapter 27. An Act for ascertaining the boundary lines between the Counties of New Hanover and Duplin . . . . . 23. 686-687
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Chapter 28. An Act to encourage Benjamin Heron, Esq., to build a Bridge over the North East Branch of Cape Fear River, at or near the Place where the Ferry is now Kept by Edward Davis . . . . . title only, 23. 687 in full, 25. 506-507
Chapter 29. An Act for confirming a lease made by the Tuscarora Indians to Robert Jones, Jun., William Williams and Thomas Pugh, Esquires . . . . . title only, 23. 687 in full, 25. 507-509

1767 (DECEMBER SESSION, 1767, NOT 1766)
Chapter 1. An Act for dividing this Province into six several Districts, and for establishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the said Districts, and regulating the Proceedings therein; and for Providing adequate Salaries for the Chief Justice and the Associate Justices of the said Superior Courts . . . . . 23. 688-703
Chapter 2. An Act to amend and continue the several Acts for establishing Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the several Counties in this Province 23. 703-704
Chapter 3. An Act directing the Method of appointing Jurymen in all Causes, Criminal and Civil . . . . . 23. 704-708
Chapter 4. An Act for vesting certain Lots in the Town of New Bern in his Excellency the Governor, and his Successors . . . . . 23. 708-711
Chapter 5. An additional Act to an Act for erecting a Convenient Building within the Town of New Bern for the Residence of the Governor, or Commander in Chief for the Time Being . . . . . 23. 711-713
Chapter 6. An Act for appointing Sheriffs and directing their Duty in Office . . . . . 23. 713-723
Chapter 7. An Act to appoint a Public Treasurer of the Northern District, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 723-725
Chapter 8. An Act for regulating Ordinaries and Restraint of Tippling Houses . . . . . 23. 725-728
Chapter 9. An Act for regulating the Inspection of Tobacco and preventing Frauds in his Majesty's Customs . . . . . 23. 728-741
Chapter 10. An Act for establishing Public Warehouses in the Towns of Halifax and Campbleton for the Inspection of Hemp and Flax . . . . . 23. 741-744
Chapter 11. An Act for building a Public Gaol and Gaoler's House for the District of New Bern, in the Town of New Bern . . . . . 23. 744-745
Chapter 12. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port Beaufort . . . . . 23. 745-746
Chapter 13. An Act concerning Idle and Dissolute Persons . . . . . 23. 746-747
Chapter 14. An Act for destroying Crows and Squirrels in the several Counties therein Mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 747 in full, 25. 510-511
Chapter 15. An Act to impower the Justices of Currituck County to build a Prison, Pillory and Stocks in the said County, on the Lot whereon the Court-house now stands, for the Use of the said County . . . . . 23. 747-748
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Chapter 16. An Act for appointing an Inspector for the great Island opposite Wilmington in Brunswick County 23. 748
Chapter 17. An Act for establishing the Vestry elected for the Parish of St. Stephen, in Johnston County . . . . . 23. 749
Chapter 18. An Act for Defraying the contingent Charges of Government . . . . . 23. 749
Chapter 19. An Act to continue the Acts therein mentioned for appointing a Militia . . . . . title only, 23. 749 in full, 25. 511
Chapter 20. An Act to amend An Act, entitled, An Act to encourage Persons to settle in the Town of Brunswick, on the South West Side of Cape Fear River 23. 749-750
Chapter 21. An Act for erecting in the Town of Salisbury a Public Gaol, Pillory and Stocks for the District of Salisbury, in this Province . . . . . 23. 750-752
Chapter 22. An Act to continue an Act, entitled, An Act for enlarging the Time allowed for saving Lots in the Town of Hertford, and other Purposes; and to establish a Ferry from the Town of Hertford, on the West Side of Perquimans River, to Newby's Point, on the East side of the said River . . . . . 23. 752-753
Chapter 23. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . title only, 23. 753 in full, 25. 511-513
Chapter 24. An Act for laying out a Public Road from the Frontiers of this Province, through the Counties of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Anson and Bladen, to Wilmington and Brunswick . . . . . 23. 753-754
Chapter 25. An Act for annexing Part of Northampton County to the County of Bute . . . . . 23. 754-755
Chapter 26. An Act for establishing a town on the Land of William Gray, on Cushie River, in Bertie County. 23. 755-756
Chapter 27. An Act for vacating the Title of certain Persons to Three Hundred Acres of Land, situate on the lower Part of Cape Fear and adjoining Fort Johnston, and for revesting the same in the Crown for his Majesty's Service and the Benefit of the said Fort and Garrison . . . . . 23. 757-758

1768 (NOVEMBER SESSION, 1768, NOT 1766)
Chapter 1. An Act to amend and explain an Act entitled, An Act for establishing an Orthodox Clergy . . . . . 23. 759
Chapter 2. An Act to amend and continue an Act, entitled, An Act, concerning of Vestries . . . . . 23. 759-760
Chapter 3. An Act for establishing a Militia in this Province . . . . . 23. 760-765
Chapter 4. An Act to direct Sheriffs in levying Executions and the Disposal of Lands, Goods and Chattels taken thereon . . . . . title only, 23. 765 in full, 25. 514-515
Chapter 5. An Act to explain and amend an Act, entitled, An Act for dividing this Province into Six several Districts, and for establishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the said Districts, and regulating
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the Proceedings therein, and for providing adequate Salaries for the Chief Justice and Associate Justices of the said Superior Courts . . . . . 23. 765-766
Chapter 6. An Act to relieve such Persons who have purchased lands sold by Execution and have not obtained Titles to the same . . . . . 23. 766-767
Chapter 7. An Act to enlarge the Time for Sheriffs to settle their Accounts with the Justices of the Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 767-768
Chapter 8. An Act to amend an Act for establishing Public Warehouses in the Towns of Halifax and Campbelton for the Inspection of Hemp and Flax, and other purposes . . . . . 23. 768-769
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act entitled, An Act to restrain the Keeping of too great a Number of Horses and Mares and for amending the Breed . . . . . 23. 769
Chapter 10. An Act for dividing the County of Mecklenburg, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 769-772
Chapter 11. An Act for establishing a Town in Mecklenburg County . . . . . 23. 772-773
Chapter 12. An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of Benjamin Wynns, on Chowan River . . . . . 23. 773-775
Chapter 13. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An additional Act to an Act, entitled, An Act to prevent killing Deer at unseasonable Times, and for putting a Stop to many Abuses committed by White Persons, under Pretence of Hunting . . . . . 23. 775-776
Chapter 14. An Act preventing the frequent Abuse in taking up and secreting of Stray Horses in the Counties of Orange, Granville, Bute, Rowan, Anson, Mecklenburg, Johnston, Dobbs, Halifax, Edgecomb, Northampton, Hertford, Tyrrell, Craven and Pitt . . . . . 23. 777-779
Chapter 15. An Act to encourage the British Copper Half Pence, and for making them a tender for the payment of small debts . . . . . title only, 23. 779 in full, 25. 515
Chapter 16. An Act to Appoint Commissioners to Build a Prison, Pillory and Stocks on the Lot whereon the Court-house now stands in Duplin County . . . . . 23. 779
Chapter 17. An Act to continue an Act, entituled an Act to amend an Act, entituled, An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . title only, 23. 779 in full, 25. 515-516
Chapter 18. An Act for declaring certain Lots in the Town of New Bern, taken up by the Trustees for promoting the Public Schools in the said Town, saved and improved according to Law, and to impower the said Trustees to collect the Subscriptions due to the said school . . . . . title only, 23. 780 in full, 25. 516
Chapter 19. An Act for destroying Crows and Squirrels in the several Counties therein Mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 780 in full, 25. 516-517
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Chapter 20. An Act for altering the Times of holding the Inferior Courts of the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 780-781
Chapter 21. An Act for making Provision for the Payment of the Forces raised to suppress the late Insurrection on the Western Frontiers, providing for the Public Claims and for the more easy Colecting the annual Taxes of Government . . . . . 23. 781-783

1769 (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for appointing an Agent to solicit the Affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England . . . . . title only, 23. 784 in full, 25. 518
Chapter 2. An Act for confirming the Qualification of Henry Lockey, Sheriff of Beaufort County . . . . . title only, 23. 784 in full, 25. 518-519
Chapter 3. An Act to encourage the destroying of Vermin in the several Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 784-785
Chapter 4. An Act to impower the Justices in the several Counties therein Mentioned to establishing free Ferries and Bridges in their respective Counties, and lay a Tax for defraying the Charges thereof. 23. 785-786

1770 (DECEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for Preventing Tumults and Riotous Assemblies, for the more speedy and effectual punishing the Rioters, and for restoring and preserving the Public Peace of this Province. Summarized 8. 646 title only,23. 787 in full, 25. 519a
Chapter 2. An Act to encourage the further Settlement of this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 787
Chapter 3. An Act for founding, establishing and endowing of Queen's College, in the Town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County . . . . . title only, 23. 787 in full, 25. 519d
Chapter 4. An Act for an Addition to, and Amendment of an Act, entitled, An Act for Appointing a Militia . . . . . 23. 787-788
Chapter 5. An Act to Ascertain Attornies Fees . . . . . 23. 788-789
Chapter 6. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for appointing Sheriffs and directing their Duty in Office . . . . . 23. 789-790
Chapter 7. An Act to prevent the Exportation of Unmerchantable Commodities . . . . . 23. 790-801
Chapter 8. An Act for further continueing an Act for appointing a Printer to this Province . . . . . 23. 801
Chapter 9. An Act for the relief of such Persons who have or may suffer by their Deeds and mesne Conveyances not being proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed by Law . . . . . 23. 801
Chapter 10. An Act to prevent hunting for and killing Deer in the Manner therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 801-803
Chapter 11. An Act for appointing Commissioners for erecting and building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks for the County of Tryon . . . . . 23. 803
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Chapter 12. An Act to prevent the untimely Destruction of Fish in Core Sound, Bogue Sound and the Straights in Carteret County . . . . . title only, 23. 803
Chapter 13. An Act to appoint Commissioners for finishing the Church in Wilmington in the Room and Stead of John DuBois and George Wakely, Esquires, deceased . . . . . 23. 803-804
Chapter 14. An Act to establish a public Inspection of Tobacco in the County of Johnston . . . . . 23. 804
Chapter 15. An Act for the Relief of such Persons who have or may suffer by the loss of the Records in Bladen County, and for the Election of Vestrymen for the Parish of St. Martin's . . . . . 23. 804-805
Chapter 16. An Act for the better settling, regulating and improving the Town of Beaufort, in the County of Carteret, and for annexing Ocacock Island to the said County . . . . . 23. 805-810
Chapter 17. An Act for the regulation of the Town of Salisbury, securing the Inhabitants in their Possessions, and to encourage the Settlement of the said Town . . . . . 23. 810-813
Chapter 18. An Act to amend An Act, entitled, An Act to impower the Inferior Courts of the several Counties in this Province to order the laying out of Public Roads, and to establish and settle Ferries, and to appoint where Bridges shall be built for the Use and Ease of the Inhabitants of this Province, and to clear navigable Rivers and Creeks . . . . . 23. 814
Chapter 19. An Additional and Explanatory Act to an Act, entitled, An Act for regulating the several Officers' Fees within this Province, and ascertaining the Method of paying the same, and for taxing Law suits . . . . . 23. 814-818
Chapter 20. An Act for granting a Salary to the Chief Justice out of the contingent fund . . . . . 23. 818-819
Chapter 21. An Act to prevent the Unreasonable Destruction of Fish in the Rivers Roanoke and Dann, and other Water Courses therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 819
Chapter 22. An Act for erecting part of Johnston, Cumberland and Orange Counties into a separate and Distinct County by the Name of Wake County and St. Margaret's Parish . . . . . 23. 819-823
Chapter 23. An Act for Vesting the School House in Edenton in Trustees . . . . . 23. 823
Chapter 24. An Act for erecting a new County between the Towns of Salisbury and Hillsborough by taking Part of the Counties of Orange and Rowan . . . . . 23. 823-826
Chapter 25. An Act for authorizing Presbyterian Ministry, regularly called to any Congregation within this Province, to solemnize the Rites of Matrimony, under the Regulations therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 826
Chapter 26. An Act to amend and Continue an Act for facilitating the Navigation of Port Bath, Port Roanoke and Port, Beaufort . . . . . 23. 826-827
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Chapter 27. An Act for establishing a New County between Campbleton and Hillsborough, by taking the Southern Part of the Inhabitants of Orange County and by erecting the same into a Distinct County by the Name of Chatham County and St. Bartholomew Parish . . . . . 23. 827-831
Chapter 28. An Act to regulate the Issueing of Marriage Licenses . . . . . 23. 831
Chapter 29. An Act for further continueing an Act for the Restraint of Vagrants, and for making provision for the Poor, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 831-832
Chapter 30. An Act for appointing and impowering Mr. William Moore, of Tryon County, to collect and receive the Taxes which were due from the Inhabitants of the said County for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Eight . . . . . title only, 23. 832
Chapter 31. An Act for appointing Trustees in the Room and Place of those heretofore appointed by an Act of Assembly, passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Eight, entitled, An Act for building a Public Gaol and Gaoler's House for the District of New Bern, in the Town of New Bern . . . . . 23. 832
Chapter 32. An Act for obtaining a Distinct and True List of the Taxable Persons in the Town of New Bern, and to impower the Sheriff to collect the Town Taxes due from the Inhabitants of the said Town 23. 832-833
Chapter 33. An Act to direct Sheriffs in levying Executions, and the Disposal of Lands, Goods and Chattels taken thereon . . . . . 23. 833-835
Chapter 34. An Act for the more advantageous and Easy Manner of obtaining Partitions of Lands, in Coparcenary, Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common . . . . . 23. 835-838
Chapter 35. An Act to prevent Card Playing and other deceitful Gaming . . . . . 23. 838-840
Chapter 36. An Act to indemnify the several Sheriffs who have not collected the One Shilling Tax per Poll for sinking the Twelve Thousand Pounds granted in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty, and the Tax of Two Shillings per Poll for sinking the Twelve thousand Pounds granted in the Years One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty One, and to direct such Sheriffs who have received the said Taxes to xrefund the same to the People from whom they received the said Taxes . . . . . 23. 840-841
Chapter 37. An Additional Act to an Act, entitled, an Act for defraying the contingent Charges of Government 23. 841
Chapter 38. An Act to enlarge the time for several Sheriffs to settle their accounts with the Justices of the Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 841
Chapter 39. An Act for ascertaining the Boundary Line between the County of Rowan and the Counties of Mecklenburg and Tryon, and for appointing Commissioners to run the same . . . . . 23. 841-842
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Chapter 40. An Act for securing and preserving the Titles of the Freeholders in this Province . . . . . 23. 842-843
Chapter 41. An Act to alter the Method of working upon the Roads in the County therein Mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 844
Chapter 42. An Act for dividing the Northern Part of Rowan County and erecting a new County and Parish by the Name of Surry County and St. Jude's Parish . . . . . 23. 844-846
Chapter 43. An Act for the more Speedy Recovery of all Debts and Demands under Five Pounds, Proclamation Money, within this Province . . . . . 23. 846-849
Chapter 44. An Act to encourage and support the Establishment of a Post Office in this Province . . . . . title only, 23. 849

1771 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for imposing a Tax of Two Shillings, Proclamation Money, per Poll on all Taxable Persons within this Province, and for granting the Money arising from such Tax to his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, to be applied as herein after directed . . . . . 23. 850-851
Chapter 2. An Act to alter the Method of Working upon the Roads in the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 851-852
Chapter 3. An Act to impower the Church Wardens and Vestrymen of the Parish of St. Gabriel's in the County of Duplin to sell the Glebe in the said Parish and County . . . . . 23. 852
Chapter 4. An Act to enable the Freeholders of the Parish of St. John, in the County of Pasquotank, to elect a Vestry and provide for their Poor . . . . . 23. 853
Chapter 5. An Act for appointing an Agent to solicit the affairs of this Province at the several Boards in England . . . . . 23. 854
Chapter 6. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act what Fences are sufficient, and to amend and Continue an Act relating to taking up Stray Horses . . . . . 23. 854-856
Chapter 7. An Act to impoyer the Freeholders of the several Parishes therein mentioned to elect Vestries for their respective Parishes . . . . . 23. 856-857
Chapter 8. An Act for the further enabling Francis Locke, Andrew Allison, Griffith Rutherford and William Temple Coles, Former Sheriffs of Rowan County, to collect the Arrearages of Taxes . . . . . title only, 23. 857
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for founding, establishing and endowing of Queen's College, in the Town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County . . . . . title only, 23. 857 in full,25. 520
Chapter 10. An Act to indemnify such Persons as have Acted in Defence of Government, and for the Preservation of the public Peace of this Province, during the late Insurrection, from Vexatious Suits and Prosecutions . . . . . 23. 857-858
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Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act entitled, an Act for regulating the Pilotage of Cape Fear River, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 858-859
Chapter 12. An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act for Regulating the several Officers' Fees within this Province, and ascertaining the Method of paying the same . . . . . 23. 859-862
Chapter 13. An Act to continue an Act, entitled, An Act to encourage the Destroying of Vermin in the several Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 862
Chapter 14. An Act to impower the Officers therein mentioned, in Certain Cases, to take the Poll at the Election of Members to serve in the General Assembly . . . . . 23. 862-863
Chapter 15. An Act to enlarge the Time for several Sheriffs to settle their Accounts with the Justices of the Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . title only, 23. 863 in full, 25. 520-521
Chapter 16. An Act for amending An Act, entitled, An Act for erecting in the Town of Salisbury a Public Gaol, Pillory and Stocks for the District of Salisbury, in this Province . . . . . 23. 863
Chapter 17. An Act for amending an Act, entitled, an Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold lots in the said Town . . . . . 23. 864-865
Chapter 18. An Act for laying out a Town on the Land of Richard Evans, in Pitt County, by the name of Martinborough . . . . . 23. 865-866
Chapter 19. An Act for building a Court-house in the town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury . . . . . 23. 866
Chapter 20. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . 23. 866-869
Chapter 21. An Act for erecting the Town of Hillsborough a Public Gaol and Gaoler's House for the District of Hillsborough, in this Province . . . . . 23. 869-870
Chapter 22. An Act for laying out a Public Road from the Frontiers of this Province through the Counties of Mecklenburg, Rowan, Anson and Cumberland, to Campbelton . . . . . 23. 870-871
Chapter 23. An Act for empowering and appointing Francis Mosely, of Anson County, and James McKoy, of Rowan County, to collect and receive the taxes which are due from the inhabitants of the said Counties for the year 1770 . . . . . title only, 23. 871 in full, 25. 521-522

1773 (JANUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for dividing the Province into Six several Districts, and for establishing a Superior Court of Justice in each of the said Districts; and for establishing Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the several Counties in this Province, and regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 23. 872-892
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Chapter 2. An Act for regulating the Town of Hertford, and other Purposes . . . . . 23. 892-896
Chapter 3. An Act to regulate and ascertain the Fees of the Clerks of the Pleas in the Superior and Inferior Courts in this Colony, directing the Method of paying the same, and for taxing Law Suits . . . . . 23. 896-900
Chapter 4. An Act for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, with Respect to the Imprisonment of their Persons . . . . . 23. 900-904
Chapter 5. An Act for appointing Public Treasurers and directing their Duty in Office . . . . . 23. 904-906
Chapter 6. An Act for annexing the North Part of Rowan to the County of Surry, and the further Establishing and erecting the Parish of Dobbs into a separate and Distinct Parish . . . . . 23. 906-907
Chapter 7. An Act for building a Gaol in Beaufort County . . . . . 23. 907-908
Chapter 8. An Act to exonerate John Tagert and Francis Adams, late Sheriffs of Tryon County, from being Chargeable with the Collection of Taxes taken into South Carolina . . . . . 23. 908
Chapter 9. An Act for laying out and establishing a Public Road from Charlotte Town, in Mecklenburg County, to Bladen Court House . . . . . 23. 908-909
Chapter 10. An Act to continue an Act, passed the Fifteenth Day of January, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy One, entitled, An Act to alter the method of working upon the Roads in the County therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 909
Chapter 11. An Act to prevent making Hedges across Great Cotentney Creek, little River of Pee Dee, Rocky and Uahara River . . . . . 23. 909-910
Chapter 12. An Act to alter the Method of Working upon the Public Roads in the County of New Hanover . . . . . 23. 910-911
Chapter 13. An Act to regulate the Attendance of the Minister of Christ Church Parish at the Parish Church in the Town of New Bern, and at the several Chapels in the said Parish . . . . . 23. 911
Chapter 14. An Act for directing the Method of appointing Jurors in all Causes, Civil and Criminal . . . . . 23. 911-914
Chapter 15. An Act for rendering the Navigation of Trent River more Useful and Advantageous . . . . . 23. 914
Chapter 16. An Act to encourage the destroying Vermin in the several Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 914-915
Chapter 17. An additional Act to an Act, entitled, an Act for establishing a School house in the Town of New Bern . . . . . 23. 915
Chapter 18. An Act to prevent hunting with a Gun in the Night by Fire Light . . . . . 23. 916
Chapter 19. An Additional Act to an Act, entitled, An Act for amending An Act, entitled, An Act for the better Regulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town . . . . . 23. 916-917
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Chapter 20. An Act laying out a Public Road from Dan River through the Counties of Guilford, Chatham and Cumberland to Campbellton, and for a public Road from Shallow Ford in Surry County to join the same . . . . . 23. 918-919
Chapter 21. An Act to amend An Act, passed at New Bern, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy One, entitled, An Act for laying out a Public Road from the Frontiers of this Province through the Counties of Mecklenburg, Anson and Cumberland . . . . . 23. 920
Chapter 22. An Act for reestablishing a Town on the Land of Isaac Jones, lying on the North West Branch of Cape Fear River, in Bladen County . . . . . 23. 920-922
Chapter 23. An Act to impower the Executors of John McKildo, late Sheriff of Tyrrell County, to collect the Arrears of Taxes due for the said County in the Years therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 922-923
Chapter 24. An Act for granting a Bounty on the Exportation of Pot and Pearl Ash . . . . . 23. 923-924
Chapter 25. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for settling the Bounds of Lands . . . . . 23. 924
Chapter 26. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Hillsborough . . . . . 23. 924-925
Chapter 27. An Act to amend an Act for appointing Commissioners to build a Prison, Pillory and Stocks on the lot whereon the Court-house now stands in Duplin County . . . . . 23. 925-926
Chapter 28. An Act to continue an Act for the more Speedy Recovery of all Debts and Demands Under Five Pounds, Proclamation Money, within this Province . . . . . 23. 926
Chapter 29. An Act for the relief of Persons who have or may suffer by their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances not being proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed by Law . . . . . 23. 926
Chapter 30. An Act for repairing the Gaol for the District of Halifax, in the Town of Halifax . . . . . 23. 927
Chapter 31. An Act to continue the Tax imposed by an Act entitled, An Act for building a Court-house in the Town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury . . . . . 23. 927
Chapter 32. An Act to dissolve the Vestry of Unity Parish, in Guilford County . . . . . 23. 928
Chapter 33. An Act for erecting a Public Gaol and Gaoler's House in the Town of Wilmington, for the District of Wilmington . . . . . 23. 928-929
Chapter 34. An Additional Act to an Act for erecting a Court-house and Prison for the Use of the District of Edenton . . . . . 23. 929-930

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1774 (MARCH SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for establishing Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the several Counties in this Province, and for regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 23. 931-940
Chapter 2. An Act to Establish a Militia for the Security and Defence of this Province . . . . . 23. 940-945
Chapter 3. An Act to establish Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery and for vesting in the several Inferior Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions the power of appointing Jurymen for the said Courts of Oyer and Terminer and regulating the Proceedings therein, and also for constituting the Judges thereof a Court for hearing and determining Appeals and Writs of Error . . . . . 23. 945-948
Chapter 4. An Act to Amend the Staple of Tobacco, and prevent Frauds in his Majesty's Customs . . . . . 23. 948-952
Chapter 5. An Act to regulate and ascertain the fees of the Clerks of the Inferior Courts in this Colony . . . . . 23. 952-955
Chapter 6. An Act to prevent the Pernicious Practice of Hunting with a Gun in the Night by Fire Light . . . . . 23. 955-956
Chapter 7. An Act to amend and further continue an Act, entitled, An Act concerning Vestries . . . . . 23. 956
Chapter 8. An Act to oblige Vessels having infectious Distempers on Board to perform their Quarantine . . . . . 23. 956-957
Chapter 9. An Act for Enlarging the Time of Saving Lots in the Town of Windsor, for erecting a Court-house, Prison and Stocks for the County of Bertie, in the said Town, and other purposes . . . . . 23. 958-959
Chapter 10. An Act for Vesting in Persons therein named two acres of Land at Bellville, in Currituck County, as Trustees for erecting a chapel thereon, and for enclosing a burying Ground . . . . . 23. 960-961
Chapter 11. An Act for the more effectual obtaining an exact List of Taxables for the Town of New Bern, for compelling the Inhabitants of the said Town to pay their Taxes, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 961-963
Chapter 12. An Act for appointing Commissioners for building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks for the County of Tryon, and for establishing a Boundary Line between the Counties of Tryon and Mecklenburg . . . . . 23. 964
Chapter 13. An Act for Dividing the Parish of Edgecombe, in the County of Halifax, into two Distinct Parishes. 23. 964-966
Chapter 14. An Act for establishing the Court-house in the Town of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County, and for regulating the said Town . . . . . 23. 966-967
Chapter 15. An Act for dividing the Parish of St. Mary's, in the County of Edgecombe, into two distinct Parishes . . . . . 23. 967-968
Chapter 16. An Act to amend an Act for the laying out a Town on the Lands of Richard Evans, in Pitt County, by the Name of Martinsborough, and for removing the Court-house, Prison and Stocks into the said Town . . . . . 23. 968-969
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Chapter 17. An Act to prevent counterfeiting the Paper Money of this and the other British Colonies, and to prevent counterfeiting the Gold and Silver Coin circulating in this Province . . . . . 23. 969-970
Chapter 18. An Act directing the Duty of Sheriffs with Respect to Insolvent Taxables . . . . . 23. 970
Chapter 19. An Act to Enforce an Act, entitled, An Act to encourage the destroying of Vermin in the several Counties therein mentioned, passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-three 23. 971
Chapter 20. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for repairing the Gaol for the District of Halifax, in the town of Halifax . . . . . 23. 971
Chapter 21. An Act for further continuing an Act, intitled, An Act for appointing a printer to this Province . . . . . 23. 971
Chapter 22. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for building a Court-house in the Town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury . . . . . 23. 971-972
Chapter 23. An Act to enforce an Act, entitled, An Act for preventing the frequent Abuses in taking up and secreting stray Horses in the Counties of Orange, Granville, Bute, Rowan, Anson, Mecklenburg, Johnston, Dobbs, Halifax, Edgcombe, Northampton, Hertford, Tyrrel, Craven and Pitt, in the County of Chatham . . . . . 23. 972
Chapter 24. An Act for appointing Commissioners to erect a Court-house, Prison and Stocks in the County of Guilford . . . . . 23. 972
Chapter 26. An Act to amend an Act for Dividing the Northern Part of Rowan County, and erecting a new County by the Name of Surry County and St. Jude's Parish . . . . . 23. 972-973
Chapter 27. An Act to empower the Justices of Bladen County to hold the Inferior Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the Town of Elizabeth, in the said County . . . . . 23. 973
Chapter 28. An Act to facilitate the Navigation of Neuse River . . . . . 23. 974
Chapter 29. An Act to continue an Act, entitled, An Act to Amend an Act, entitled, An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . 23. 974-975
Chapter 30. An Act to explain an Act for erecting a Parish in Chatham County, by the Name of St. Bartholomew 23. 975
Chapter 31. An Act to Prevent the wilful and malicious killing of Slaves . . . . . 23. 975-976
Chapter 32. An Act for erecting part of the Counties of Halifax and Tyrrell into one Distinct County and Parish . . . . . 23. 976

1776.
The Declaration of Rights . . . . . 23. 976-979

1776.
The Constitution . . . . . 23. 980-984

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1776 (ORDINANCES OF CONVENTION).
An Ordinance to empower the Governor to issue a Proclamation requiring all Persons who have at any Time, by taking Arms against the Liberty of America, adhering to, comforting or abetting the Enemies thereof, or by Words disrespectful, or tending to prejudice the Independence of the United States of America, or of this State in particular, to come in before a Certain Day therein mentioned, and take an Oath of Allegiance and make Submission, on Pain of being considered as Enemies, and treated accordingly . . . . . 23. 985-986
An Ordinance for appointing a Governor, Council of State and Secretary until the next General Assembly . . . . . 23. 986
An Ordinance of the State of North Carolina to secure the Titles of Church Lands and Houses of Public Worship to the Proprietors thereof, and quiet them in the peaceable Possession of the same . . . . . 23. 986-987
An Ordinance to appoint Certain Commissioners to revive the Statutes and Acts of Assembly heretofore in force and use in North Carolina, and to prepare bills for the consideration of the next Assembly . . . . . 23. 987
An Order to Enable Certain Inhabitants of Certain Counties therein mentioned and the District of Washington to vote in elections for Senators . . . . . 23. 987
An Ordinance for appointing Collectors at the Ports of Currituck, Roanoke, Bath, Beaufort and Brunswick . . . . . 23. 987-988
An Ordinance for appointing certain Commissioners therein named to procure a Great Seal for this State, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 23. 988
An Ordinance for supplying the Public Treasury with money for the exegencies of this State, and for the support of that part of the Continental Army stationed therein . . . . . 23. 989
An Ordinance declaring who shall be Governor of this State until the end of the Session of the next General Assembly in case of the death, resignation or absence of his Excellency, Richard Caswell, Esquire, appointed Governor by this Congress . . . . . 23. 989
An Ordinance to establish Courts for the trial of criminals in each district within this state and for vesting in the several sessions of the Peace the power of appointing jurymen for the said District Courts & constituting Judges to reside therein . . . . . 23. 990-992
An Ordinance to inforce the Statute Laws and such part of the Common Law and Acts of Assembly heretofore in use here, also to enforce the Resolve of the Convention and Congresses of this State which have not had their effect . . . . . 23. 992
An Ordinance for appointing Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, and Constables for the several Counties in this State, erecting County Courts for the purpose of holding Sessions of the Peace and putting into execution
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the laws relative to Orphans, Guardians and highways until provisions shall be made by the General Assembly of this State for the same . . . . . 23. 992-996
An Ordinance for the Appointing a Treasurer for the Southern District in room of Richard Caswell, Esquire . . . . . 23. 997
An Ordinance Concerning Marriages . . . . . 23. 997
An Ordinance Declaring what shall be Treason in this State, and for punishing the same, and other Crimes and Practices committed therein . . . . . 23. 997-998
An Ordinance Declaring certain practices Misdemeanors against the State and for punishing the same . . . . . 23. 998-999
An Ordinance directing the Qualification of Members of the General Assembly, and all officers, Civil and Military . . . . . 23. 999-1000

1777 (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to Establish a Militia in this State . . . . . 24. 1-5
Chapter 2. An Act for levying a Tax by General Assessment, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 6-9
Chapter 3. An Act declaring what Crimes and Practices against the State shall be Treason, and what shall be Misprison of Treason, and providing Punishments adequate to Crimes of both Classes, and for preventing the Dangers which may arise from the Persons disaffected to the State . . . . . 24. 9-12
Chapter 4. An Act Concerning Oaths . . . . . 24. 12-13
Chapter 5. An Act for the Punishment of such Persons as shall procure or commit any wilful Perjury . . . . . 24. 13-14
Chapter 6. An Act to prevent domestic Insurrections, and for other Purposes . . . . . 24. 14-15
Chapter 7. An Act for the Encouragement of the Militia and Volunteers employed in prosecuting the present Indian War . . . . . 24. 15
Chapter 8. An Act for the Appointment of Registers in the several Counties in this State . . . . . 24. 15-16
Chapter 9. An Act to empower the Justices of Bladen County to take into their Possession the Records of said County, now in Possession of Maturin Colville . . . . . 24. 16-17
Chapter 10. An Act for the Relief of such Persons who have or may suffer by their Deeds or Mesne Conveyances not being proved and registered within the Time heretofore appointed by Law . . . . . 24. 17
Chapter 11. An Act for establishing Fairs in the Town of Halifax, in Halifax County . . . . . 24. 17-18
Chapter 12. An Act for enlarging the Time of saving Lots in the Town of Windsor, in Bertie County . . . . . 24. 19
Chapter 13. An Act for appointing Commissioners for building a Court-House, Prison, and Stocks for the County of Tryon . . . . . 24. 19-20
Chapter 14. An Act for appointing Commissioners to finish the building of a Court-House, Prison and Stocks in the County of Guilford . . . . . 24. 20-21
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Chapter 15. An Act for establishing a Town on the Lands of John Smith, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 21-22
Chapter 16. An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Hills borough . . . . . 24. 22-24
Chapter 17. An Act for establishing a new County between Hillsborough and the Virginia Line, by erecting the Northern Part of Orange County into a distinct County, by the Name of Caswell . . . . . 24. 24-26
Chapter 18. An Act for dividing the County of Pasquotank, establishing that Part thereof on the North East Side of Pasquotank River a County, by the Name of Cambden . . . . . 24. 26-28
Chapter 19. An Act for dividing Rowan County, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 28-30
Chapter 20. An Act for incorporating the President and Trustees of Liberty Hall, in the County of Mecklenburg . . . . . 24. 30-32
Chapter 21. An Act to prevent hunting with a gun, by Fire Light in the night . . . . . 24. 33
Chapter 22. An Act to prevent forging or counterfeiting, and punish such Persons as shall forge or counterfeit, or Pass or Vend, knowing the same to be forged or Counterfeited, any of the Lottery Tickets of the United States, and for other Purposes . . . . . 24. 33-35
Chapter 13. An Act for Confirming an Act, entitled, an Act to amend an Act, intituled, an Act what fences are Sufficient, and to amend and continue an Act relating to taking up stray Horses . . . . . 24. 35
Chapter 24. An Act for ascertaining the salary of the Governor, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 35-36
Chapter 25. An Act for enforcing the Statute Laws and such parts of the Common Law and Acts of Assembly heretofore in use here, and also for enforcing the resolves of the Conventions and Congresses of this State, which have not had their effect, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 36
Chapter 26. An Act to establish Courts for the trial of Criminals in each District within this State, and for vesting in the several County Courts and Sessions of the Peace, the Power of appointing Jurymen for the said District Courts and Constituting Judges to preside therein . . . . . 24. 36-39
Chapter 27. An Act for erecting County Courts and Sessions of the Peace and also for appointing and Commissioning Justices of the Peace and Sheriffs in and for the several Counties and the District of Washington within this State, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 39-42

1777 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for establishing Offices, for receiving Entries of Claims for Lands in the several Counties within this State, for ascertaining the Method of
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obtaining Titles to the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 43-48
Chapter 2. An Act for Establishing Courts of Law, and for Regulating the Proceedings therein . . . . . 24. 48-75
Chapter 3. 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 . . . . . 24. 75-79
Chapter 4. An Act directing the Method of electing Members of the General Assembly, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 79-82
Chapter 5. An Act for directing the Method of appointing Jurors in all Causes, Civil and Criminal . . . . . 24. 82-84
Chapter 6. An Act to amend an Act for declaring what Crimes and Practices against the State shall be Treason, and what shall be Misprison of Treason, and providing Punishments adequate to Crimes of both Classes, and for preventing the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the State 24. 84-89
Chapter 7. An Act for making Provision for the Poor, and for other Purposes . . . . . 24. 89-94
Chapter 8. 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 . . . . . 24. 94-100
Chapter 9. An Act to prevent Abuses in taking up Stray Horses, Cattle, Hogs and Sheep, and other Things therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 100-102
Chapter 10. An Act for ascertaining the Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration . . . . . 24. 103
Chapter 11. An Act for appointing Naval Officers in the different Ports of this State, and directing their Duty in Office . . . . . 24. 103-104
Chapter 12. An Act to amend the Staple of Tobacco, and prevent Frauds . . . . . 24. 104-109
Chapter 13. 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 . . . . . 24. 109-113
Chapter 14. An Act to enforce such Parts of the Statute and Common Laws as have been heretofore in Force and 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 . . . . . 24. 113
Chapter 15. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to establish a Militia in this State . . . . . 24. 113-119
Chapter 16. An Act to impower 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 the Trial by Jury in the said Court in Cases of Capture . . . . . 24. 119-123
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Chapter 17. An Act, for confiscating the Property of all such Persons as are inimical to the United States, and of such Persons as shall not, within a certain Time therein mentioned appear and submit to the 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 . . . . . 24. 123-124
Chapter 18. An Act to regulate the Pilotage of Cape Fear and Ocacock Bars, and the Rivers leading from the same to Brunswick, Wilmington, New Bern, Bath and Edenton . . . . . 24. 124-128
Chapter 19. An Act to Enable the Governor to send an Aid from the Militia to oppose the Enemies of the United States, if the same shall be requested by Congress . . . . . 24. 128-129
Chapter 20. An Act for Establishing the Salaries of the Justices of the Superior Courts, and of the Attorney General . . . . . 24. 129-130
Chapter 21. An Act for establishing a Loan Office in this State . . . . . 24. 130
Chapter 22. An Act declaring what Fences are Sufficient, and to Provide a Remedy for Abuses . . . . . 24. 131
Chapter 23. An Act to encourage the building of Public Mills, and directing the Duty of Millers . . . . . 24. 131-133
Chapter 24. An Act to encourage the destroying Vermin in the Several Counties of this State . . . . . 24. 133-134
Chapter 25. An Act to prevent burning the Woods . . . . . 24. 134
Chapter 26. An Act for Levying a Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Eight . . . . . 24. 134-135
Chapter 27. 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 . . . . . 24. 135-136
Chapter 28. An Act to facilitate the Navigation of Port Currituck . . . . . 24. 136
Chapter 29. An Act to impower the Courts for the Counties of Tryon and Guilford to lay a Tax by Assessment, for finishing the Court-Houses, Prison and Stocks, in the said Counties; and also to impower 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 . . . . . 24. 137-139
Chapter 30. An Act for dividing Edgecombe County, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 139-141
Chapter 31. An Act for erecting the District of Washington into a County, by the Name of Washington County . . . . . 24. 141-142
Chapter 32. 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 . . . . . 24. 142-144
Chapter 33. An Act for adding Part of the County of Duplin to Johnston . . . . . 24. 144
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Chapter 34. An Act for erecting a Prison in the Town of Edenton, for the Use of the District of Edenton . . . . . 24. 144-145
Chapter 35. 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 . . . . . 24. 145-146
Chapter 36. An Act for levying a Tax for defraying the Contingencies of the several Counties in this State, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 146-147
Chapter 37. An Act for securing Lots in Elizabeth Town, in Bladen County . . . . . 24. 147
Chapter 38. An Act for adding Part of Brunswick County to Bladen, and Part of Bladen to Brunswick County . . . . . 24. 148
Chapter 39. An Act for building a Court House in the Town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury . . . . . 24. 149
Chapter 40. An Act for laying a Tax to defray the Expence of the Public Buildings in the County of Burke, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 149-150
Chapter 41. An Act to amend an Act, passed the last Session of this Assembly, intituled, An Act for establishing a new County between Hillsborough and the Virginia Line, by erecting the Northern Part of Orange County into a distinct County, by the Name of Caswell . . . . . 24. 150-151
Chapter 42. An Act for adding Part of Anson County to Bladen . . . . . 24. 151
Chapter 43. An Act for impowering Commissioners to build a Prison and Stocks in the County of Duplin, and other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 151-152
Chapter 44. An Act to ratify an Act, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of the Town of New Bern, and for securing the, Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town; also to ratify an Act, intituled, An Act for the better Regulation of the town of New Bern, 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 New Bern, and for securing the Titles of Persons who hold Lots in the said Town . . . . . 24. 152
Chapter 45. An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 152-153

1778 (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for raising Men to complete the Continental Battalions belonging to this State . . . . . 24. 154-157
Chapter 2. An Act for Restraint of Vagrants, and preventing Desertion . . . . . 24. 157-159
Chapter 3. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for establishing Offices for receiving Entries of Claims for Lands in the several Counties within this State for ascertaining the Method of obtaining Titles to
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the same, and for other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 159-161
Chapter 4. An Act to Alter the Times for holding the several Superior Courts of Law, and for the better arranging the County Courts within this State . . . . . 24. 161-162
Chapter 5. An Act to enforce such Parts of the Statute and Common Laws as have been heretofore in Force and 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 . . . . . 24. 162-163
Chapter 6. An Act allowing Salaries to the Governor, Secretary, Delegates, Treasurers, and Members of the Council of State, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 163-164
Chapter 7. An Act to establish Rules to be observed in solemnizing the Rites of Matrimony . . . . . 24. 164-165
Chapter 8. An Act to impower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in this State to order the laying off Public Roads, and establish and settle Ferries, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 165-166
Chapter 9. An Act for procuring a Great Seal for this State. 24. 166
Chapter 10. An Act to compel the late Officers of the Militia in this State to account for and pay to the succeeding commanding Officers all Monies in their Hands arising from the fines of Delinquents . . . . . 24. 166-167
Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to regulate the Pilotage of Cape Fear and Occacock Bars, and the Rivers leading from the same to Brunswick, Wilmington, New Bern, Bath, and Edenton. 24. 167-168
Chapter 12. An Act to prohibit the Exportation of Beef, Pork, Bacon, and Indian Corn . . . . . 24. 168-169
Chapter 13. An Act more effectually to punish the Persons concerned in any of the several Species of counterfeiting in this State . . . . . 24. 169
Chapter 14. An Act for ascertaining Sheriffs and Constables Fees in this State . . . . . 24. 170
Chapter 15. An Act for repairing Fort Johnston, near the Entrance of Cape Fear River . . . . . 24. 170-171
Chapter 16. An Act for quieting and securing the Tuscarora Indians, and others claiming under the Tuscaroras, in the Possession of their Lands . . . . . 24. 171-173
Chapter 17. An Act for fortifying Cape Lookout Bay . . . . . 24. 174
Chapter 18. An Act for appointing Commissioners to bulid a Bridge Across Cotentney, and for Other Purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 174-175
Chapter 19. An Act to Prevent the Stopping the Fish in the Yadkin River . . . . . 24. 175-176
Chapter 20. An Act for securing Lots in the Town of Tarborough, in Edgcomb County . . . . . 24. 176
Chapter 21. An Act for building a Court-House in the town of Hillsborough for the District of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 177
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Chapter 22. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, 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 . . . . . 24. 178
Chapter 23. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for establishing a Town in Mecklenburg County, passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Eight . . . . . 24. 178
Chapter 24. An Act to impower the Justices of Duplin County to take into their Possession the Records of said County, now in the Possession of James Sampson 24. 179
Chapter 25. An Act for building a Court-house in Elizabeth Town, in the County of Bladen . . . . . 24. 179-180
Chapter 26. An Aot for regulating Cambelton and erecting Public Buildings . . . . . 24. 180-183

1778. (AUGUST SESSION.)
Chapter 1. An Act for emitting Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for discharging the debts incurred by this State in raising Men to Reinforce the Battalions belonging to this State in the Continental Army, for calling in all former Emissions, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 184-187
Chapter 2. An Act to make Provisions for the Recovery of Debts due to the United States, or any of them . . . . . 24. 187
Chapter 3. An Act to amend an Act passed in the last Session of this present Assembly, Intitled An Act to alter the Terms for holding the several Superior Courts of Law, and for better arranging the County Courts within this State . . . . . 24. 188
Chapter 4. An Act to Repeal part of an Act entitled “An Act allowing Salaries to the Governor, Secretary, Delegates, Treasurers, Members of the Council of State and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 189
Chapter 5. An Act to prevent trading with the Cherokee Indians without license first had and obtained; and also to prevent Trespasses upon the Indian Hunting Grounds . . . . . 24. 188-189

1779. (JANUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to regulate and establish a Militia in in this State . . . . . 24. 190-198
Chapter 2. An Act for raising Forces for the defence of this and the neighbouring States and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 198-199
Chapter 3. An Act for Ascertaining what Property in this State shall be deemed Taxable Property, the Method of Assessing the same, and Collecting the Public Taxes and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 200-204
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Chapter 4. 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, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 204-209
Chapter 5. An Act to Carry Into Effect an Act, passed at New Bern in November, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, entitled, An Act for Confiscating the Property of all such Persons as are inimical to the United States; and of such Persons as shall not, within a certain Time therein mentioned, appear, and submit to the State whether they shall be received as Citizens thereof; and of such Persons who shall so appear, and shall not be admitted as Citizens, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and for other purposes. 24. 209-214
Chapter 6. An Act to amend An Act entitled, An Act to amend an Act for establishing Offices for receiving Entries of Claims for Lands in the several Counties within this State, for ascertaining the method of obtaining Titles to the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 214-215
Chapter 7. An Act for Appointing Naval Officers at the different Ports of this State and directing their Duty in Office; and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 215-217
Chapter 8. An Act to amend Part of an Act for emitting Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for discharging the Debts incurred by this State in raising Men to re-inforce the Battalions belonging to this State in the Continental Army, for calling in all former Emissions; and for other Purposes . . . . . 24. 217-218
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to Regulate the Pilotage of Cape Fear and Ocacock Bars and the River leading from the same to Brunswick, Wilmington, New Bern, Bath and Edenton . . . . . 24. 218
Chapter 10. An Act to prescribe the Affirmation of Allegiance and Fidelity to this State to be taken by the Unitas Fratrum, or Moravians, Quakers, Menonists and Dunkards, and granting them certain Indulgences therein mentioned, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 219
Chapter 11. An Act to Prevent the Stealing of Slaves or by Violation, Seduction or any other Means, taking or conveying away any slave or slaves, the property of another; and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 220-221
Chapter 12. An Act for Apprehending and selling certain Slaves set free contrary to Law and for Confirming the Sales of Others, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 221
Chapter 13. An Act for levying a Tax for the Year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine; and other purposes . . . . . 24. 221-222
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Chapter 14. An Act for laying a further Tax on the taxable property of the Inhabitants of Cambden County for the purposes of finishing and compleating the Court House, Prison and Stocks of the said County . . . . . 24. 222
Chapter 15. An Act for Altering the times of holding certain County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 222-223
Chapter 16. An Act for extending the Boundary Line between this State and the Common Wealth of Virginia . . . . . 24. 223-224
Chapter 17. An Act to Enable the Inhabitants of a Tract of Land Lying in Mecklenburg County Known by the name of Governor Dobbs' Tract, Number Five, to make Entries thereof and obtain Titles for the same . . . . . 24. 224-225
Chapter 18. An Act for Dividing Craven County into two Distinct Counties, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 225-227
Chapter 19. An Act for dividing Bute County into Two Distinct Counties and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 227-230
Chapter 20. An Act for dividing Hertford County, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 230-232
Chapter 21. An Act for dividing the County of Anson into two Distinct Counties, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 232-234
Chapter 22. An Act for dividing the County of Guilford into two distinct Counties, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 234-236
Chapter 23. An Act for Dividing Tryon County into two distinct Counties by the names of Lincoln and Rutherford, and for other purposes therein mentioned. 24. 236-238
Chapter 24. An Act to amend an Act, intitled an Act for Erecting a Prison in the Town of Edenton for the Use of the District of Edenton, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 238-240
Chapter 25. An Act for the regulation of the Town of New Bern and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 240-247
Chapter 26. An Act to lay off and establish a Town near Chatham Court House on the Plantation and Land formerly the Property of Ambrose Edwards, now entered in the Land Office by Ambrose George, in said County . . . . . 24. 247-248
Chapter 27. An Act for erecting a Court House, prison and Stocks in Brunswick County, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 248-249
Chapter 28. An Act for annexing Part of Halifax County to Edgecombe, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 249-250
Chapter 29. An Act to Establish an Academy in the Neighbor hood of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 250-251
Chapter 30. An Act to invest the Property of a Bridge or Causeway in Gideon Lamb, his heirs and Assigns (by him already built through the Great Dismal Swamp, from Lebanon to Camden County) for the Term of Twenty-five Years . . . . . 24. 51-252
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Chapter 31. An Act to Impower the County Courts of Martin and Tyrrell to lay a further Tax for Defraying the Expence of the Public Buildings in said Counties. 24. 252
Chapter 32. An Act to impower the Court of Bertie County to levy a further Tax for Compleating the public Buildings of said County . . . . . 24. 252-253

1779. (MAY SESSION.)
Chapter 1. An Act for raising regular forces for the defense of this and the neighboring states, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 254-255
Chapter 2. An Act for emitting money for defraying the expences of the war, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 255-257
Chapter 3. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for levying a tax for defraying the contingencies of the several counties in this state, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 257-258
Chapter 4. An Act for allowing salaries to the Governor, members of the Council of State, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 259
Chapter 5. An Act for amending an act for making provision for the poor, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 260-261

1779. (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for sending an aid to the states of South Carolina and Georgia, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 262
Chapter 2. An Act to carry into effect an Act passed at New Bern in November, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, intituled, An Act for confiscating the property of all such persons as are inimical to this or the United States, and of such persons as shall not within a certain time therein mentioned appear and submit to the State whether they shall be received as citizens thereof, and of such persons who shall so appear and shall not be admitted as citizens, and for other purposes there in mentioned, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 263-268
Chapter 3. An Act to prevent hunting in the night time with gun and fire light, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 268-270
Chapter 4. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for establishing offices for receiving entries of claims for lands in the several counties within this State, for ascertaining the method of obtaining titles to the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned; and also to amend one other Act, intituled, An Act to amend an act for establishing offices for receiving entries of claims for lands in the several counties within this State, for ascertaining the method of obtaining titles to the same, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 270-271
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Chapter 5. An Act to amend 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 for other purposes . . . . . 24. 272
Chapter 6. An act for directing the method of appointing Jurors in all Causes Civil and Criminal . . . . . 24. 273-275
Chapter 7. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Additional Act concerning Servants and Slaves, passed at New Bern in the year One Thousand Seven hundred and fifty three, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 276-277
Chapter 8. An Act for punishing persons concerned in any of the several species of Counterfeiting in this State. 24. 277-278
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to amend the Staple of Tobacco . . . . . 24. 278-279
Chapter 10. An Act for regulating Ordinaries, Houses of Entertainment, and Ferries, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 279-281
Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, An Act for ascertaining what property in this State shall be deemed Taxable Property, the method of assessing the same, and collecting the Public Taxes, and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 281-282.
Chapter 12. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act concerning servants and slaves . . . . . 24. 282-283
Chapter 13. An Act to enlarge the Jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace . . . . . 24. 283
Chapter 14. An Act for establishing Fairs in Halifax Town and Edenton . . . . . 24. 283-285
Chapter 15. An Act to vest the title of certain lands therein mentioned in Abner Nash, Esquire, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 285-287
Chapter 16. An Act for dividing Anson County, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 287-289
Chapter 17. An Act for the Division of Dobbs County, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 290-292
Chapter 18. An Act to enable John Kirkwood and Thomas Robeson to sell and dispose of the estate of John Robeson, deceased . . . . . 24. 292
Chapter 19. An Act for Dividing the Mecklenburg regiment of Militia into two separate and distinct Regiments. 24. 292
Chapter 20. An Act to lay off and establish a town in Warren County, on the land already purchased by Commissioners, at the place fixed for setting the Court-House of said County, and for other purposes there in mentioned . . . . . 24. 293-294
Chapter 21. An Act to amend an Act, intituled an Act for the regulation of the Town of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 294-295
Chapter 22. An Act to prevent persons from stopping the Passage of Fish up Tar River and Dan River . . . . . 24. 295
Chapter 23. An Act to impower the Commissioners therein mentioned to purchase a Lot in the Town of Wilmington, to build a Gaol thereon for the District of Wilmington, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 296
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Chapter 24. An Act for prolonging the time for saving the lots in the Towns of Windsor and Wynton . . . . . 24. 296
Chapter 25. An Act for establishing an Academy in the County of Granville, for appointing Trustees, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 296-297
Chapter 26. An Act to Prevent the Stopping of Fish from running up the Rocky and Haw Rivers . . . . . 24. 297-298
Chapter 27. An Act to establish a road from James McDaniel's in Pasquotank County, to the Widow White's in Perquimons County, and granting a toll on the same . . . . . 24. 298-299
Chapter 28. An Act to appoint Commissioners for fixing on a place within the County of Montgomery to build a Court House, Prison and Stocks, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 299-300
Chapter 29. An Act for securing the rights of such persons in the County of Washington as lie between the river Holstein and the line lately run by the Commissioners of this State and the State of Virginia, as the dividing line between the said States; and for dividing the said County of Washington into two distinct Counties, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 300-302
Chapter 30. An Act to lay off and establish a Town in Franklin County, on the land already purchased by Commissioners, at the place fixed for setting the Court House of said County, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 303-304
Chapter 31. An Act for Laying a Tax to Defray the Expense of the Public Building in the County of Nash . . . . . 24. 304-305
Chapter 32. An Act to confirm the Titles of lands to sundry of the Inhabitants of Duplin County . . . . . 24. 305
Chapter 33. An Act to Establish a town in the County of Surry, heretofore laid out on the lands of John Armstrong and William Sheppard, at the Court House of said County, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 305-306
Chapter 34. An Act for building a Court-House in Elizabeth Town, in the County of Bladen . . . . . 24. 307
Chapter 35. An Act for erecting a town on the lands of Thomas Hunter, at Squhawky, in Martin County . . . . . 24. 307-309
Chapter 36. An Act to Establish and Lay Out a Town in Washington County . . . . . 24. 309-310
Chapter 37. An Act to vest the property of a bridge lately built by Samuel Ruffin, deceased, over Great-Contentney Creek, in Etheldred Ruffin, his heirs or assigns for twenty years . . . . . 24. 310-311
Chapter 38. An Act for granting a free pardon to Charles Shearing, now under sentence of Death . . . . . 24. 311
Chapter 39. An Act for annexing part of Carteret to Jones, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 311-312
Chapter 40. An Act to prevent the stopping of Fish in the Uharie River . . . . . 24. 312
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Chapter 41. An Act to enable John Norwood, surviving executor of the last Will and Testament of Henry Bradley, deceased, to sell and convey the land of the said deceased . . . . . 24. 313

1780. (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to regulate and ascertain the Officers Fees therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 314-316
Chapter 2. An Act to Amend an Act Intituled, “An Act for ascertaining what property in this State shall be deemed Taxable Property, the methods of Assessing the same, and collecting Public Taxes,” and other purposes . . . . . 24. 316-317
Chapter 3. An Act for Levying a Public Tax for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 317-318
Chapter 4. An Act for the More Effectually Preventing Engrossing and Forestalling for the Encouragement of Commerce and the Fair Trader, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 318-320
Chapter 5. An Act for Emitting One Million Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for Discharging the Debts Due by this State, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 320-322
Chapter 6. An Act for Establishing a Board of Commissioners for Carrying on Trade for the Benefit of this State . . . . . 24. 322-324
Chapter 7. An Act to Suppress Excessive Gaming . . . . . 24. 324-325
Chapter 8. An Act to establish a Board of Auditors for settling and adjusting the Public Accounts of this State and other purposes . . . . . 24. 325-326
Chapter 9. An Act allowing salaries to the Governor, Council of State and others, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 326-327
Chapter 10. An Act to Enlarge the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 327
Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act intituled, “An Act to amend an Act for establishing offices for receiving Entries of Claims for Lands in the several counties within this State, for ascertaining the method of obtaining Titles to the same,” and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 328
Chapter 12. An Act to Impower the County Courts within the respective Counties to Inspect the Circulating Currency in this State, and for other purposes. 24. 328-329
Chapter 13. An Act for the relief of the people Called Moravians, Quakers, Menonists and Dunkards, within this State . . . . . 24. 329
Chapter 14. An Act to amend an Act passed this present session of the General Assembly, intituled An Act to prevent all armed or other Vessels from leaving any Port, Harbour or Quay, within this State. 24. 329-330
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Chapter 15. An Act for altering the times for holding the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter sessions in the County of Gates, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 330-331
Chapter 16. An Act to continue an Act, intituled, “An Act to amend part of an Act for emitting Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds in Bills of Credit, for discharging the Debts incurred by this State in raising men to reinforce the Battalions belonging to this State in the Continental Army, for calling in all former Emissions, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 331
Chapter 17. An Act for authorizing his Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Council of State, to send a relief to South Carolina of any number of men not exceeding Eight Thousand, if Absolutely Necessary . . . . . 24. 331-332
Chapter 18. An Act to invest the title of a certain tract of Land therein mentioned in William Houston, his heirs and assigns, in fee simple . . . . . 24. 332
Chapter 19. An Act for vesting and confirming in Hannah Reed, widow and administratrix of the late Reverend James Reed, deceased, the personal estate of the said James Reed in her own right, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 332-333
Chapter 20. An Act to appoint Commissioners to compleat the emissions of eight hundred and fifty thousand Pounds, directed to be Emitted by an Act passed at Hillsborough in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight . . . . . 24. 333
Chapter 21. An Act for prolonging the time for securing Lots in the town of Smithfield, in Johnston County. 24. 334
Chapter 22. An Act to vest the Title of a certain Lot therein mentioned in William Courtney, Esq . . . . . 24. 334
Chapter 23. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, “An Act for quieting and securing the Tuscarora Indians, and others claiming under the Tuscaroras, in the possession of their lands . . . . . 24. 335
Chapter 24. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, “An Act to regulate and establish a Militia in this State.” . . . . . 24. 335-337
Chapter 25. An Act for raising men to compleat the Continental Battalions belonging to this State, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 337-339
Chapter 26. An Act for granting an aid to the State of South Carolina, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 339-341
Chapter 27. An Act to prevent armored, and other vessels, leaving Ports, Harbors, and Quays, within this State . . . . . 24. 341-342
Chapter 28. An Act for protecting and encouraging the Commerce of Nations acknowledging the Independence of the United States of America . . . . . 24. 342-343

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1780. (SEPTEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for levying a specific Provision Tax on all the inhabitants of this State, for the support of the Army and Navy of this and the United States in the Southern Department . . . . . 24. 344-347
Chapter 2. An Act for raising money on loan for the immediate support of the Army, and levying an additional tax for the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 347-348
Chapter 3. An Act for the speedy Trial of all persons accused of Treason against this and the United States, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 348-349
Chapter 4. An Act for securing the quiet and inoffensive inhabitants of this State from being injured, for preventing such property as hath or may be confiscated from being wasted or destroyed, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 350-351
Chapter 5. An Act to prevent the impressment of Boats, Waggons, Carts and other Carriages, employed in carrying salt, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 351-352
Chapter 6. An Act for suspending the operations of an Act, for carrying into effect an Act, commonly called the Confiscation Act . . . . . 24. 352-353
Chapter 7. An Act for quieting such persons as may suffer in their titles and claims of Lands, by reason of the extension of the boundary line between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia . . . . . 24. 353-354
Chapter 8. An Act to Amend an Act, intitled, An Act to establish a Board of Auditors for settling, and adjusting the public accounts of this State, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 354
Chapter 9. An Act to repeal an Act, intitled, An Act for the more effectually preventing Engrossing and forestalling, for the encouragement of Commerce and the fair Trader, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 354
Chapter 10. An Act for Establishing a Board of War, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 355-357

1781. (JANUARY SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to regulate and establish a Militia in this State . . . . . 24. 358-367
Chapter 2. An Act to reduce the six Continental Battalions belonging to this State to four, to compleat the said four Battalions, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 367-373
Chapter 3. An Act for appointing District Auditors for the settlement of public Claims . . . . . 24. 373-375
Chapter 4. An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for securing the quiet and inoffensive inhabitants
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of this State from being injured, for preventing such property as hath or may be confiscated from being wasted or destroyed, and for other purposes; for continuing an Act, intituled, An Act for suspending the operation of an Act, for carrying into effect an Act commonly called the confiscation Act; and for directing and regulating elections in particular instances; and also for for giving further time to surveyors to compleat their surveys . . . . . 24. 376-378
Chapter 5. An Act to Establish a Council Extraordinary . . . . . 24. 378-379
Chapter 6. An Act to vest the executive powers of the government in the present Governor, and to continue the delegates from this State to the Continental Congress after the fifteenth day of April next on the contingency therein mentioned, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 379-380
Chapter 7. An Act for encouraging the importation of Arms, Ammunition and other warlike stores, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 380-381
Chapter 8. An Act to enlarge the powers of the Quarter Master General . . . . . 24. 381-382
Chapter 9. An Act to continue an Act, intitled, An Act to continue an Act, intitled, An Act to amend part of an Act for emitting eight hundred and fifty thousand pounds in bills of credit, for discharging the debts incurred by this State in raising men to reinforce the batallions, belonging to this State in the Continental Army, for callinig in all former emissions, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 382
Chapter 10. An additional Act to an Act, intitled, An Act concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . 24. 382-383
Chapter 11. An Act to amend an Act, intitled, An Act to prevent the impressment of Boats, Waggons, Carts, and other Carriages, employed in carrying salt and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 383
Chapter 12. An Act to continue an Act, intitled, An Act for quieting such persons as may suffer in their titles, and claims of land, by reason of the extension of the boundary line between this State and the Commonwealth of Virginia . . . . . 24. 383

1781. (JUNE SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for raising Troops out of the Militia of this State for the defence thereof, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 384-387
Chapter 3. An Act for levying a Money and Specific Provision Tax for the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty One . . . . . 24. 390-394
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Chapter 4. An Act for the relief of such persons as have taken Paroles, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 394-395
Chapter 5. An Act to compel the Counties which have not furnished their quota of Continental troops, as required by a late Act of the General Assembly of this State, to furnish the same . . . . . 24. 395-396
Chapter 6. And Act for the more speedy trial of all persons charged with treason or misprison of treason against this State, or the United States, and other purposes. . . . . . 24. 396-398
Chapter 7. An Act to regulate and ascertain the several Officers' Fees therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 398-401
Chapter 8. An Act directing the duty of the Naval Officers, and for prohibiting the Exportation of Provisions for a limited time, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 401-402
Chapter 9. An Act for protecting and securing the navigation of Ocacock Bar; and the Sounds and Rivers communicating therewith, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 402-404
Chapter 10. An Act for drafting the Militia to reinforce the Southern Army . . . . . 24. 404-405
Chapter 11. An Act for vesting a power in the honourable the Continental Congress to Levy a Duty of five percent. upon all Foreign Merchandize, except such articles as are therein excepted, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 405-406
Chapter 12. An Act allowing salaries to the Governor, Delegates, Judges of the Superior Courts, Attorney General, Public Secretary, Treasurers, Members of the Council of the State, and Public Printer. 24. 406-407
Chapter 13. An Act to enable the Governor, with the advice of the Council of the State, to procure Tobacco for the purpose of obtaining Arms and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 407-408
Chapter 14. An Act to compel all such Parties who have received, or have been intrusted with Public Monies, to account for the same, and for other purposes. . . . . . 24. 408-409
Chapter 15. An Act to relieve all such persons as are rendered incapable of Procuring themselves and families subsistence, by reason of wounds received in defence of their Country, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 409-410
Chapter 16. An Act for securing all articles left by the British troops in this State, taken from the citizens as well as others, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 410-411
Chapter 17. An Act to enable the Justices of New Hanover County to hold a Court in any part of said County, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 411-412
Chapter 18. An Act to Amend an Act passed at New Bern in May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, intitled “An Act to enlarge the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 412

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1782. (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for Raising troops to compleat the Continental Battalions of this State, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 413-417
Chapter 2. An Act to compel all persons who have acted as Commissaries or Quarter-masters, in the Militia line of this State, to account for public stores, and for restraining impressments, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 417-419
Chapter 3. An Act for the relief of the Officers and Soldiers in the Continental line, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 419-422
Chapter 4. An Act to amend an Act, passed at the last session of the General Assembly, intituled, An Act for continuing the District Auditors of this State directing their duty in office, and for other purposes; And also another Act, passed at Halifax, on the eighteenth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and eighty one, intituled, An Act for appointing District Auditors for the Settlement of Public Claims . . . . . 24. 422-423
Chapter 5. An Act for the relief of Persons who have suffered, or may suffer, by their Deeds and Mesne Conveyances not being Proved and Registered, within the time heretofore appointed by law . . . . . 24. 423-424
Chapter 6. An Act directing the sale of Confiscated Property. 24. 424-429
Chapter 7. An Act for ascertaining what property in this State shall be deemed Taxable Property, the method of assessing the same, and collecting Public Taxes . . . . . 24. 429-434
Chapter 8. An Act for levying a Specific Provision Tax, for defraying contingencies, and supporting the Armies of the United States, for the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty Two . . . . . 24. 434-437
Chapter 9. An Act to amend an Act passed the last Session of the General Assembly, intituled, An Act for levying a Specific and Pecuniary Tax . . . . . 24. 437
Chapter 10. An Act for raising a Revenue for the Support of Government . . . . . 24. 439-442
Chapter 11. An Act for giving an Equity jurisdiction to the Superior Courts . . . . . 24. 439-442
Chapter 12. An Act to establish a Department for Adjusting and Liquidating the Public Accounts of this State, and for appointing a Comptroler, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 442-444
Chapter 13. An Act for ascertaining the salaries of the Governor, Secretary, and other Officers of the State . . . . . 24. 444-445
Chapter 14. An Act to regulate and ascertain the fees to the Secretary of State, the Governor's Private Secretary, the Surveyors, and other Officers . . . . . 24. 445-446
Chapter 15. An Act for the security of the Bank of North America . . . . . 24. 446
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Chapter 16. An Act to confirm certain Patents therein specified, issued in Virginia, for Lands which on the extension of the Boundary Line between this State and that are found to lie within the State of North Carolina . . . . . 24. 446-447
Chapter 17. An Act for appointing a place for the Future Meetings of the General Assembly . . . . . 24. 448
Chapter 18. An Act to amend an Act intituled, An Act to amend an Act passed at New Bern in May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty, intituled, An Act to enlarge the jurisdiction of Justices of the Peace, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 448
Chapter 19. An Act to Amend an Act passed at New Bern the second day of May, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, intituled An Act to impower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in this State to order the laying off Public Roads, and establish and settle Ferries, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 449
Chapter 20. An Act to prolong the time of saving lots in the several Towns in this State . . . . . 24. 449-450
Chapter 21. An Act for Dividing the Rowan Regiment of Militia into two separate and distinct Regiments. 24. 450
Chapter 22. An Act for Dividing the District of Salisbury . . . . . 24. 450-452
Chapter 23. An Act for regulating the town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 453-454
Chapter 24. An Act for the promotion of learning in the district of Edenton . . . . . 24. 454-455
Chapter 25. An Act for building a Prison in the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 455-456
Chapter 26. An Act for appointing Commissioners to examine the claims of Thomas Clark, and others, against the estate of James Murray, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 456-457
Chapter 27. An Act for establishing a Town on the lands formerly belonging to Colonel James Bonner, at the Forks of Tar River, in the County of Beaufort . . . . . 24. 458-459
Chapter 28. An Act to alleviate in some degree the Distressed Inhabitants of the several Counties in the District of Wilmington . . . . . 24. 459-460
Chapter 29. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Burning the Woods . . . . . 24. 460
Chapter 30. An Act to amend the several Acts passed within this State, to prevent the stoppage of the passage of Fish up the several Rivers therein mentioned. 24. 460
Chapter 31. An Act to Alter the time of holding several County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions within the District of Morgan . . . . . 24. 460-461
Chapter 32. An Act to impower the Commissioners therein mentioned to Repair the Public Buildings in the Town of Hillsborough, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 461-462
Chapter 33. An Act to encourage Caleb Grainger to build a Bridge over Smith's Creek at the place where the late bridge stood in Hanover County . . . . . 24. 462-463
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Chapter 34. An Act to appoint Commissioners for fixing on a place within the County of Anson, to build a Court House, Prison and Stocks, and other purposes therein contained . . . . . 24. 463-464
Chapter 35. An Act for appointing Commissioners to fix a place to build a Court-House, Prison and Stocks, in the County of Wayne, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 464-466
Chapter 36. An Act to vest in Frederick William Marshall, Esquire, of Salem, in Surry County, the lands of the Unitas Fratrum, in this State, for the use of the said United Brethren, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 466
Chapter 37. An Act to vest the title of a certain Tract of Land in Robert Cummins . . . . . 24. 466-467
Chapter 38. An Act to confirm a certain Patent therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 467-468
Chapter 39. An Act for establishing the Copy of a Deed therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 468-469
Chapter 40. An Act to vest in John Hay the property of certain lands in Duplin county . . . . . 24. 469
Chapter 41. An Act for erecting a Prison in the County of Bertie, and finishing the Court House . . . . . 24. 469-470
Chapter 42. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing Edgecombe County, and for other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 471
Chapter 43. An Act for levying a further tax of One Shilling on every Hundred Pounds value of taxable property in the County of Jones, for defraying the expence of compleating the public buildings thereof. 24. 471-472
Chapter 44. An Act for levying a further Tax of one shilling on every Hundred Pounds value of taxable Property in the County of Cambden, for defraying the Expenses of compleating the Public Buildings thereof . . . . . 24. 472
Chapter 45. An Act for adding part of Burke county to Lincoln, for appointing Commissioners for the purpose therein mentioned, and for laying a Tax to compleat the Public Buildings therein . . . . . 24. 472-473
Chapter 46. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing Tryon County, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 473
Chapter 47. An Act to oblige the Inhabitants of Bladen County to attend Public meetings with their Arms . . . . . 24. 474

1783. (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for emitting One Hundred Thousand Pounds in Paper Currency, for the purposes of government for seventeen hundred and eighty three, for the redemption of paper currency now in circulation, and advancing to the Continental officers and soldiers part of their pay and subsistance, and for levying a tax, and appropriating the confiscated property for the redemption of the the money now to be emitted . . . . . 24. 475-478
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Chapter 2. An Act for opening the Land Office for the redemption of specie and other certificates, and discharging the arrears due to the army . . . . . 24. 478-482
Chapter 3. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for the relief of the Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 482-485
Chapter 4. An Act for the establishing a Scale of Depreciation, with a provision for Suits commenced for Paper Currency, and for Suspending the operation of the Laws therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 485-488
Chapter 5. An Act to indemnify such persons as have acted in defence of the State, and for the preservation of Peace during the late War, from vexatious suits and prosecution . . . . . 24. 488-489
Chapter 6. An Act for Pardon and Oblivion . . . . . 24. 489-490
Chapter 7. An Act to suspend the operation of executions, for a time therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 490-491
Chapter 8. An Act to prevent vexatious suits, and to confirm the rights and titles of sundry citizens therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 491
Chapter 9. An Act to Inhibit and put an end to the entering up Judgments on bonds commonly called judgment bonds . . . . . 24. 491-492
Chapter 10. An Act to amend the Assessment Law, passed last Assembly at Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 492-493
Chapter 11. An Act to enforce the attendance of jurors in this State, to provide for their subsistence in attending, also to ascertain the pay of witnesses attending Courts, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 493-494
Chapter 12. An Act to impower the Justices of the County Courts to appoint a County Attorney and Solicitor, to Prosecute for the State in the County Courts, and for the purpose of appointing a Salary and the fees of the Attorney and Solicitor, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 494-495
Chapter 13. An Act for appointing Commissioners to take into their possession sundry Articles of Public Property, and to secure the same from embezzlement and further waste . . . . . 24. 495-496
Chapter 14. An Act to amend an Act passed in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and forty-one, intituled, An Act concerning Servants and Slaves . . . . . 24. 496-497
Chapter 15. An Act to vest the Courts of the several Counties in this State with power to call to account, as therein mentioned, the Commissioners of Confiscated Property for their respective Counties . . . . . 24. 497-498
Chapter 16. An Act to amend an Act passed at New Bern, the fifteenth day of November, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, for making provision for the poor, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 498-499
Chapter 17. An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act to establish a Department for adjusting and liquidating the public accounts of this State, and for
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appointing a Comptroler, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 499-500
Chapter 18. An Act to amend an Act passed at Hillsborough the twelfth day of May, in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, intituled, An Act for the relief of persons who have suffered, or may suffer by their deeds and mesne conveyances not being registered within the time heretofore appointed by law . . . . . 24. 500
Chapter 19. An Act for allowing salaries to the Governor, Secretary and other officers of state, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 501-502
Chapter 20. An Act for facilitating the navigation, and regulating the pilotage of the several ports of this State . . . . . 24. 502-508
Chapter 21. An Act for appointing an agent and holding a treaty with the Cherokee Indians, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 509-510
Chapter 22. An Act for repealing two Acts of the General Assembly therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 510
Chapter 23. An Act for repealing an Act intituled, An Act for appointing a place for the future meeting of the General Assembly . . . . . 24. 510-511
Chapter 24. An Act for the promotion of learning in the district of Wilmington . . . . . 24. 511-513
Chapter 25. An Act for appointing the several persons therein named to lay out the streets in Upper Cambleton, in Cumberland county, and for the future regulalation of the said town, and giving a further time for saving of lots in the lower town, and also for altering the name of Cambleton to Fayetteville . . . . . 24. 513-517
Chapter 26. An Act for Regulating the Town of Halifax . . . . . 24. 517-519
Chapter 27. An Act for levying a Tax on every Hundred Pounds taxable property in the District of Halifax, for repairing the Court House and Gaol of said District . . . . . 24. 519
Chapter 28. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for regulating the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 519-520
Chapter 29. An Act for purchasing a lot or lots in the Town of Wilmington, for the purpose of building a gaol for the District of Wilmington, and other purposes 24. 520-522
Chapter 30. An Act for levying a Tax on every hundred pounds value of Taxable Property in the District of New Bern for repairing the gaol of the District . . . . . 24. 522
Chapter 31. An Act for repairing the Court-House and Prison in the Town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury . . . . . 24. 523
Chapter 32. An Act for altering the time of holding of the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter sessions in the Counties of Caswell, Warren, and Edgcomb, in this State, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 523-525
Chapter 33. An Act for the relief of Thomas Clark, and other persons therein named, and to vest in them an
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indefeasible title of certain Lands, Hereditaments, Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits, formerly the Estate of James Murray, and to enable them to take possession thereof . . . . . 24. 525-527
Chapter 34. An Act to vest the Title of Certain Lands in Joseph Herring . . . . . 24. 527
Chapter 35. An Act to enable Thomas Hill, guardian of Elizabeth Henry Hill, to convey to Joseph Cocke, and Winnifred, his wife, the negro slaves therein mentioned, in satisfaction of the right of dower of the said Winnifred, in the lands, tenements and hereditaments, which were of Henry Hill, deceased, her late husband . . . . . 24. 527-528
Chapter 36. An Act to vest the fee simple of certain lands therein mentioned in Thomas Eaton, his heirs and and assigns . . . . . 24. 528-529
Chapter 37. An Act to vest the Title of a piece or parcel of land lying in Camden County, in Isaac Guilford, and his heirs, in fee simple . . . . . 24. 529-530
Chapter 38. An Act to vest certain lands in fee simple in Richard Henderson and others . . . . . 24. 530-531
Chapter 39. An Act to encourage John and James Bonner, Junior, of Beaufort county, to clear and make a road through the great swamp and marsh, on the south side of Pamplico River, opposite the town of Washington . . . . . 24. 531-532
Chapter 40. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, “An Act to vest the property of a bridge or causeway in Gideon Lamb, and his heirs, by him already built through the great Dismal Swamp, from Lebanon to Camden, for the term of twenty-five years.” . . . . . 24. 532-533
Chapter 41. An Act to vest the title of certain lands, and other property therein mentioned, in Thomas Cotton, James Cotton, and their sister . . . . . 24. 533
Chapter 42. An Act for vesting the title of certain lands herein mentioned, in Ralph Miller, his heirs and assigns . . . . . 24. 533-534
Chapter 43. An Act for establishing two public schools in the county of Onslow, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 534-535
Chapter 44. An Act to incorporate trustees for two academical schools in the district of Morgan . . . . . 24. 535-536
Chapter 45. An Act to keep open Roanoke River for the passage of fish up the same, and other purposes therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 536-537
Chapter 46. An Act authorizing James Davis, Esquire, to revise, print and publish all the Laws now in force and use in this State, for appointing a Public Printer and other purposes . . . . . title only, 24. 537
Chapter 47. An Act for establishing a Town on the land formerly belonging to William Best, at the place where the road leading from Salisbury to the Cheraws crosses the road leading from Mask's Ferry to Camden in Anson County . . . . . 24. 537-538
Chapter 48. An Act for cutting a Canal from Clubfoot's Creek to Harlow's Creek to open a communication between
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Neuse River and the navigation of old Topsail Inlet . . . . . 24. 538
Chapter 49. An Act for appointing Commissioners for selling the Lot No. Forty-four, in Warrenton, Whereon the Public Granary now stands, and other purposes . . . . . title only, 24. 538
Chapter 50. An Act for altering the name of Jonathan Bronnocks to that of Jonathan Bryant . . . . . 24. 539
Chapter 51. An Act for dividing Washington County into two distinct Counties, and erecting a County by the name of Green . . . . . 24. 539-540
Chapter 52. An Act to erect a County adjoining the line of Virginia, including a part of Cumberland River . . . . . 24. 540
Chapter 53. An Act for fixing on a place in the County of Anson for building a Court House, Prison and Stocks, and for other purposes therein mentioned. 24. 540-541
Chapter 54. An Act for building a Court House and Prison in Elizabeth-town, in the County of Bladen title only, 24. 541
Chapter 55. An Act for appointing Commissioners to fix on place for building a Court House, Prison and Stocks in the county of Randolph, and for other purposes . . . . . 24. 541
Chapter 56. An Act for establishing a Court-House, Prison and Stocks at the place whereon they are now erected on the plantation of Henry Monger, in Montgomery County . . . . . 24. 542
Chapter 57. An Act for levying a tax of one shilling specie on every hundred pounds value of taxable Property in Warren County, for the purpose of building a Court-House, Prison and Stocks for the use of said County . . . . . title only, 24. 542
Chapter 58. An Act for levying a Tax of one Shilling Specie on every Hundred Pounds value of Taxable Property in Franklin County, for the purpose of building a Court House, Prison and Stocks and other purposes, for the use of the said County . . . . . title only, 24. 542
Chapter 59. An Act for levying a Tax on every Hundred Pounds value of Taxable Property in the County of Lincoln, for the building a Court House, Prison and Stocks for the use of said County . . . . . title only, 24. 542

1784. (APRIL SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for ascertaining what property in this State shall be deemed taxable property, the method of assessing the same, and collecting public Taxes . . . . . 24. 543-546
Chapter 2. An Act for altering the time of holding the Annual Elections, and Annual Assemblies, and directing the manner of electing Annual Officers for the succeeding year . . . . . 24. 547
Chapter 3. An Act vesting a power in the United States in Congress assembled to levy a Duty on Foreign Merchandize, for the use of the United States . . . . . 24. 547-549
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Chapter 4. An Act for laying certain duties therein mentioned on all Foreign Merchandize imported into this State, in aid of the Public Finances, and directing the mode of collecting the same . . . . . 24. 549-553
Chapter 5. An Act for appointing Collectors of the Imposts at the several Ports of this State, and for regulating the duty of Naval Officers, the Officers of Customs, and Masters of vessels . . . . . 24. 553-556
Chapter 6. An Act for Levying a Tax for the Support of Government, and for the Redemption of Old Paper Currency, Specie, and Other Certificates . . . . . 24. 556-557
Chapter 7. An Act for Levying a Tax for the Purposes Therein Mentioned, and for investing the United States in Congress Assembled With a Power to Collect the same . . . . . 24. 557-559
Chapter 8. An Act for Imposing a Duty or Tax in Aid of the Public Revenue Upon the Different Articles Therein Mentioned Sold at Auction or Public Vendue, and for Regulating Auctioneers or Vendue Masters . . . . . 24. 559-560
Chapter 9. An Act for Authorizing the United States in Congress Assembled to Regulate the Trade of This State With Foreign Nations . . . . . 24. 561
Chapter 10. An Act Vesting Certain Powers Therein Mentioned in the United States in Congress Assembled . . . . . 24. 561
Chapter 11. An Act Ceding to the Congress of the United States Certain Western Lands Therein Described, and Authorizing the Delegates from this State in Congress to Execute a Deed or Deeds for the Same . . . . . 24. 561-563
Chapter 12. An Act to Prevent Doubts as to the Rights of Sovereignty and Jurisdiction in and Over the Territory Lying West of the Apalachian Mountains, for Shutting the Land Office, and for Indemnifying John Armstrong, Esq., Entry-Taker, Against Vexatious Suits for His Conduct in Office . . . . . 24. 563-564
Chapter 13. An Act to Impower the Delegates of this State in Congress to Assent to a Repeal of Part of the Eighth of the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union Between the Thirteen States of America, and to Subscribe and Ratify the Alteration Proposed in the Recommendation of Congress of the 18th of April, 1783, in Place Thereof, as Part of the said Instrument of Union . . . . . 24. 564-565
Chapter 14. An Act to Amend An Act, Intituled, “An Act for Opening the Land Office for the Redemption of Specie and Other Certificates, and for Discharging the Arrears Due to the Army . . . . . 24. 565-566
Chapter 15. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, “An Act for the relief of the Officers and Soldiers of the Continental line, and for other purposes.” . . . . . 24. 566-568
Chapter 16. An Act for the relief of such persons as have been disabled by wounds or rendered incapable of procuring
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for themselves and families subsistence in the Militia Service of this State, and providing for the Widows and Orphans of such as have died. 24. 568-569
Chapter 17. An Act for the relief of such persons who have through misapprehension entered their lands in a different County from that wherein they lye, by which means they are deprived of a Legal Title for remedy whereof . . . . . 24. 569
Chapter 18. An Act to describe the Lands granted to Major General Nathaniel Greene, and to confirm the Title thereof in the said Nathaniel Greene, his Heirs and Assigns forever . . . . . 24. 569-570
Chapter 19. An Act to impower the County Surveyors to make surveys and returns in the manner therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 570-571
Chapter 20. An Act for repealing Part of an Act passed at Hillsborough in May, one Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three, intituled, “An Act for opening the Land Office for the Redemption of Specie and other Certificates, and discharging the arrears due to the Army.” . . . . . 24. 571
Chapter 21. An Act for the relief of persons who have suffered or may suffer by their Grants, Deeds and Mesne Conveyances not being proved and registered within the time heretofore appointed by Law . . . . . 24. 571-572
Chapter 22. An Act to regulate the descent of Real Estates, to do away Entails, to make provision for Widows, and prevent frauds in the Execution of last Wills and Testaments . . . . . 24. 572-577
Chapter 23. A supplemental Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for proving of Wills and Granting Administration, and to prevent frauds in the management of Intestates Estates . . . . . 24. 577-578
Chapter 24. An Act directing the appointment of Delegates agreeable to the recommendation of Congress . . . . . 24. 578
Chapter 25. An Act to amend an Act passed at Hillsborough in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three, intituled, “An Act for emitting One Hundred Thousand Pounds for the purpose of Government for One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three, for the redemption of the Paper Currency now in circulation, and advancing to the Continental Officers and Soldiers part of their pay and subsistence, and for levying a Tax and appropriating the confiscated property for the redemption of the money now emitted;” and also an Act passed at Halifax in the year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Nine, intituled, “An Act for punishing persons concerned in any of the several species of Counterfeiting in this State, to prevent the Counterfeiting of Certificates issued by the Public Authority, and to subject persons guilty of Counterfeiting the Bills of Credit of this State in any of the neighbouring
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States to the same punishment as if the offence had been committed in this State.” . . . . . 24. 578-579
Chapter 26. An Act to prevent the exportation of unmerchantable commodities . . . . . 24. 580-586
Chapter 27. An Act for regulating the Pilotage and facilitating the Navigation of Cape Fear River . . . . . 24. 586-592
Chapter 28. An Act for ascertaining the Fees of the Pilots at Ocacock, Beaufort, and Bogue Inlets, and for appointing Commissioners of Navigation for Bogue Inlet . . . . . 24. 592-593
Chapter 29. An Act to prescribe the Affirmation of Allegiance and Fidelity to this State to be taken by the People called Quakers, and for granting them certain indulgences therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 593-594
Chapter 30. An Act to impower the several County Courts therein mentioned to lay a Tax annually for the purpose of erecting or repairing the Court-House, Prison and Stocks in each County where necessary, and for defraying the contingent charges of the County . . . . . 24. 594
Chapter 31. An Act for repealing an Act of the last General Assembly, intituled, An Act to impower the Justices of the County Courts to appoint a County Attorney and Solicitor to prosecute for the State in the County Courts, and for the purpose of appointing a Salary and Fees for the Attorney and Solicitor, and other purposes, and for allowing Fees to Attornies who may hereafter prosecute in the respective Counties in this State, and for regulating the proceedings on Presentments and Indictments . . . . . 24. 595
Chapter 32. An Act to ascertain the measurement of fire-wood sold in the several Towns established within this State by the Legislature . . . . . 24. 595
Chapter 33. An Act to prevent the several species of hunting therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 595-597
Chapter 34. An Act for the restraint of Idle and Disorderly Persons . . . . . 24. 597-598
Chapter 35. An Act for prolonging the time given by Law for securing Lots in the several Towns within this State . . . . . 24. 598
Chapter 36. An Act for Establishing a Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery in the County of Davidson . . . . . 24. 599-600
Chapter 37. An Act for Extending the Navigation of Roanoke River . . . . . 24. 600-602
Chapter 38. An Act to Facilitate the Navigation of Neuse River . . . . . 24. 602
Chapter 39. An Act for Clearing and Opening the Navigation of Trent River in Jones County . . . . . 24. 602-603
Chapter 40. An Act for Appointing Commissioners in the District of Morgan for the Purpose of Erecting a Court-House, Prison and Stocks in the County of Burke, for the Use of Said District, and for Levying
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a Tax to Complete the Same, also for Laying Out and Establishing a Town in Burke County . . . . . 24. 604-605
Chapter 41. An Act for the Promotion of Learning in the District of Hillsborough, and to Amend an Act for Establishing an Academy in the Neighbourhood of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 605-607
Chapter 42. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at New Bern the First Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-Six, Intituled, “An Act for Establishing a School-House in the Town of New Bern.” 24. 607-609
Chapter 43. An Act for Establishing a Town in Jones County on the Lands of Thomas Webber and Others . . . . . 24. 609-611
Chapter 44. An Act to Establish a Town on the Land of John Walker at a Place Called Deep Water Point, Joining Fort Johnston on the River Cape Fear, in Brunswick County . . . . . 24. 611-613
Chapter 45. An Act for establishing and laying out a town in Richmond County by the name of Rockingham . . . . . 24. 613
Chapter 46. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, “An Act for establishing a town on the Land of William Herritage, at a place called Atkins's Banks, in Dobbs County.” . . . . . 24. 613-616
Chapter 47. An Act for establishing a Town on Cumberland River at a place called the Bluff, near the French Lick . . . . . 24. 616-617
Chapter 48. An Act for Annexing Certain Lands Laid Off by Thomas Respiss, Esquire, to the Town of Washington, and for Impowering the Commissioners to Lay a Tax on the Inhabitants of Said Town . . . . . 24. 618
Chapter 49. An Act to Amend An Act, Intituled, “An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington.” . . . . . 24. 618-622
Chapter 50. An Act to Regulate the Town of Hillsborough and to Repeal all Laws Now in Force Which Come Within the Purview Hereof . . . . . 24. 622-623
Chapter 51. An Act to Amend An Act, Intituled, An Act for Purchasing a Lot or Lots in the Town of Wilmington, for the Purpose of Building a Jail for the District of Wilmington and Other Purposes, and for Repairing the Court-House of the Said District . . . . . 24. 624-625
Chapter 52. An Act for levying a further Tax in the District of Halifax for repairing the Court-House and Gaol of said District . . . . . 24. 625
Chapter 53. An Act for appointing Commissioners for selling the Granaries in the Counties of Franklin and Warren, and for repealing an Act, intituled, “An Act for appointing Commissioners for selling the Lot number forty-four in Warrenton, whereon the Public Granary now stands, and for other purposes, and for altering the times of holding Courts in the County of Caswell.” . . . . . 24. 626
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Chapter 54. An Act to authorise and impower Isaac Gregory, Esquire, formerly Sheriff of Pasquotank, now Pasquotank and Cambden Counties, to collect the arrears of Taxes due him from the inhabitants of said Counties, for the years one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-one, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-two, and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four . . . . . 24. 626-627
Chapter 55. An Act to authorise Richmond Pearson to collect the Specific Tax which remains due from the inhabitants of the County of Rowan for the year seventeen hundred and eighty-one; and also the Commissioners of Franklin County to collect the arrears of Taxes of said County for the years seventeen hundred and eighty, seventeen hundred and eighty-one, and seventeen hundred and eighty-two. 24. 627-628
Chapter 56. An Act to impower Arthur Brown, Esquire, late Sheriff of Bertie County to collect the arrears of Taxes due for the said county in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-four and one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five . . . . . 24. 628-629
Chapter 57. An Act to impower Edward Winslow to Receive Storage of Tobacco inspected and Deposited in the Warehouse by Him Built at Fayetteville, by Permission of the Court of Cumberland . . . . . 24. 629
Chapter 58. An Act for the Relief of Sundry Petitioners Inhabitants of Davidson County whose names are Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 629-630
Chapter 59. An Act to Alter the Place of Holding the County Court in Pasquotank County from Winfield to the Town of Nixonton in the said County, and to Erect a New Court-House, Prison, Pillory and Stocks in the Said County . . . . . 24. 630-631
Chapter 60. An Act for Impowering the Court of Brunswick County to Adjourn to the Place Which They shall Think Most Convenient for Holding the same . . . . . 24. 631-632
Chapter 61. An Act for Laying a Tax in the County of Northampton for Repairing the Public Buildings Thereof, and to appoint and impower Commissioners for that Purpose . . . . . 24. 632-633
Chapter 62. An Act to Impower the Executors of John Bowman, Deceased, to pay Into the Hands of the Treasury such Sums of Money as He Received for the Puplic as Sheriff for Burke County, Without Depreciation . . . . . 24. 633-634
Chapter 63. An Act to Encourage Enoch Ward, Spyers Singleton, Christopher Neale and Company, to cut a Canal from Club Foot's Creek to Harlow's Creek . . . . . 24. 634
Chapter 64. An Act Vesting in James Williams, his heirs, executors, administrators and Assigns, the Property of the Toll-Bridge, known by the Name of McCraney's Bridge, on the Lower Little River in Cumberland County . . . . . 24. 634-635
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Chapter 65. An Act to Authorise Theophilus Evans to Receive Toll at Rock Fish Bridge, by him Built in Bladen County . . . . . 24. 635
Chapter 66. An Act to Encourage Enoch Sawyer to make a Road through Pasquotank River Swamp opposite to his Plantation . . . . . 24. 635-636
Chapter 67. An Act to Encourage Benjamin Smith to Repair and Complete the Bridges and Causeways Through the Great Island Opposite Wilmington . . . . . 24. 636-637
Chapter 68. An Act for appointing a Public Printer, and Directing His Duty in Office . . . . . 24. 637-638
Chapter 69. An Act to Enable Mary Dowd to Sue for and Recover to Her Own Use and the Use of Her Children by Her Husband, Conner Dowd, All Debts Due and Owing to the Said Conner, and All Other Things in Action Which the Said Conner Dowd Might Lawfully Sue for and Recover Were He a Citizen of this State, and Entitled to the Benefits of its Laws . . . . . 24. 638-639
Chapter 70. An Act for Enfranchising Ned Griffin, Late the Property of William Kitchen . . . . . 24. 639
Chapter 71. An Act to Vest in Nathaniel Allen and Others Certain Lands Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 639-640
Chapter 72. An Act to Amend An Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-three, Intituled, An Act to Vest Certain Lands in Fee Simple in Richard Henderson and others . . . . . 24. 640
Chapter 73. An Act to Alter the Name of Frederick Totevine to Frederick Lane . . . . . 24. 640-641
Chapter 74. An Act for altering the names of Joshua Taylor, Mary Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Mark Taylor, and William Taylor, to that of Joshua Sugg, Moses Sugg, Aaron Sugg, Mark Sugg, and William Sugg . . . . . 24. 641
Chapter 75. An Act for dividing Duplin County . . . . . 24. 642-644
Chapter 76. An Act for Dividing Cumberland County into Two Distinct Counties . . . . . 24. 644-645
Chapter 77. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for dividing Tryon County, and other purposes . . . . . 24. 645-646
Chapter 78. An Act for altering the line between the Counties of Lincoln and Burke, and appointing Commissioners to fix a convenient place in the said County of Lincoln to erect the Public Building of the said County . . . . . 24. 646-647
Chapter 79. An Act for extending the dividing line between the Counties of Edgcomb and Martin, and between the Counties of Martin and Pitt . . . . . 24. 647
Chapter 80. An Act for Extending the Boundary Line Between the Counties of Currituck and Cambden, and for Allowing Surveyors Further Time to make Their Returns . . . . . 24. 647-648

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1784. (OCTOBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to ascertain the number of White and Black Inhabitants, and the Citizens of every Age and Condition in the State . . . . . 24. 650-651
Chapter 2. An Act for the more regular Collecting, Payment of, and accounting for the Public Taxes . . . . . 24. 651-655
Chapter 3. An Act for raising a public Revenue for the support of Government, and to repeal an Act intituled, “An Act to suppress excessive gaming.” . . . . . 24. 655-658
Chapter 4. An Act for levying a Tax for the support of Government, and for the redemption of Continental Money, Old Paper Currency, Specie and other Certificates . . . . . 24. 658
Chapter 5. An Act to Amend An Act of Assembly, Passed at Hillsborough in June, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-four, Intituled, “An Act for levying Certain Duties on All Foreign Merchandise Imported into this State in Aid of the Public Finances, and Directing the Mode of Collecting the Same; and Also to Amend One Other Act Passed in the Same Year, Intituled, An Act to Prevent the Exportation of Unmerchantable commodities; and Also to Amend One Other Act of Assembly Passed in May, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three, intituled, An Act for Facilitating the Navigation, and Regulating the Pilotage of the Several Ports of this State . . . . . 24. 658-661
Chapter 6. An Act Directing the Sale of Confiscated Property. 24. 661-664
Chapter 7. An Act to Regulate and Ascertain the Several Officers' Fees Therein Mentioned and for Altering the Times of Holding the Superior Courts of Law and Equity for the Districts of Halifax, Edenton, New Bern and Wilmington . . . . . 24. 664-668
Chapter 8. An Act for Repealing Part of an Act Passed at New Bern in November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Seven, Intituled, 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; Also Part of an Act Passed at Halifax in January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Nine, also intituled, An Act to Ascertain the Fees of Clerks in the Superior and County Courts, Justices of the Peace, and Attornies in This State . . . . . 24. 668
Chapter 9. An Act for Allowing Salaries to the Succeeding Officers of State, and Repealing so Much of an Act Intituled, An Act for allowing Salaries to the Governor, Secretary and Other Officers of State, and Other Purposes, as Comes Within the Purview of This Act . . . . . 24. 668-669
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Chapter 10. An Act to Explain, Amend and Supply the Deficiencies of an Act Passed Last Assembly at Hillsborough, Intituled, ”An Act to Regulate the Descent of Real Estate, to Do Away Entails, to Make Provision for Widows and to Prevent Frauds in the Execution of Last Wills and Testaments,” and for Directing How Deeds of Gifts and Bills of Sales of Slaves Shall be Executed, Authenticated and Perpetuated . . . . . 24. 669-671
Chapter 11. An Act Directing the Mode of Proceeding Against the Real Estates of Deceased Debtors, Where the personal Estate is Insufficient for the Payment of the Debts . . . . . 24. 671-672
Chapter 12. An Act for the More Ready and Effectual Execution of Process Issuing from the Several Courts of Law and Equity, in Cases Where the Sheriff or Coroner May Be Resisted, and the Power of the County Should be Found Insufficient for the Purpose . . . . . 24. 672-673
Chapter 13. An Act for Appointing County Commissioners for Taking Affidavits in Causes of Law and Equity. 24. 673
Chapter 14. An Act to impower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Several Counties in This State to Order the Laying Out Public Roads, and to Establish and Settle Ferries, and to Appoint Where Bridges Shall be Built, and to Clear Inland Rivers and Creeks . . . . . 24. 674-678
Chapter 15. An Act to Prevent Unjust Appeals, and to Impower the County Courts in this State to Provide for the Safe Keeping the Estates of Ideots and Lunatics . . . . . 24. 678
Chapter 16. An Act to Repeal an Act of the Last General Assembly, Intituled, An Act Ceding to the Congress of the United States Certain Western Lands therein Described, and Authorising the Delegates from This State in Congress to Execute a Deed or Deeds for the Same . . . . . 24. 678-679
Chapter 17. An Act for Obtaining an Accurate Account of the Militia Service During the Late War, in Order that the Claims of this State Upon the United States May Be Ascertained . . . . . 24. 679-680
Chapter 18. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at the Last Session of the General Assembly, Intituled, “An Act for the Relief of Such Persons as Have Been Disabled by Wounds or Rendered Incapable of Procuring for Themselves and Families Subsistence in the Militia Service of This State, and Providing for the Widows and Orphans of Such as Have Died . . . . . 24. 681-682
Chapter 19. An Act to Prevent the Issuing of Grants for lands on the Western Waters to such as Have Paid for the Entry Thereof in Counterfeit Certificates, and Until the Surveyor's Fees shall be Paid, and making
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Provision for Those Who May Have Entered Lands Previously Located by Others . . . . . 24. 682-683
Chapter 20. An Act to describe and ascertain such persons who owed Allegiance to this State, and to impose certain Disqualifications on certain persons therein described . . . . . 24. 683-684
Chapter 21. An Act for Altering the Oath of Allegiance, and the Oath and Affirmation of Fidelity . . . . . 24. 684-685
Chapter 22. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act for altering the time of holding the annual Elections and Annual Assemblies, and directing the manner of electing annual Officers for the succeeding year. 24. 685
Chapter 23. An Act to prevent persons holding Offices of profit from enjoying seats in the General Assembly . . . . . 24. 685
Chapter 24. An Act to limit the time of the continuance of the several Boards of Auditors in this State, and of the Board for settling and liquidating the accounts of the Continental Officers and Soldiers to a certain period, and to impower the Treasurer to pay out of the Tax for the year Seventeen Hundred and Eighty-Four the money which was to have been paid abreeable to an Act of Assembly, passed at Hillsborough in June last . . . . . 24. 686
Chapter 25. An Act to Establish in the Towns of Edenton, Washington, New Bern and Wilmington, Courts for the speedy decision of Mercantile Transactions with Foreigners and Transient Persons and of Maritime Affairs . . . . . 24. 686-688
Chapter 26. An Act to prevent Horse-Stealing . . . . . 24. 688
Chapter 27. An Act to alter the time of holding the several County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions therein mentioned, and for appointing a Vendue Master in the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 688-689
Chapter 28. An Act for dividing the District of Morgan . . . . . 24. 689-690
Chapter 29. An Act for the encouragement of Learning in the District of Salisbury . . . . . 24. 690-692
Chapter 30. An Act for levying a Tax in the Counties in Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts for the repairs of the District Buildings in the Towns of Hillsborough and Salisbury, and directing the method of calling to Account all Commissioners of Public Buildings heretofore or hereafter to be appointed. 24. 692-694
Chapter 31. An Additional Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, “An Act for Purchasing a Lot or Lots in the Town of Wilmington for the Purpose of Building a Gaol for the District of Wilmington, and Other Purposes;” Passed at Hillsborough in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three: And an Act, Intituled, “An Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, 'An Act for Purchasing a Lot or Lots in the Town of Wilmington for the Purpose of Building a Gaol for the District of Wilmington, and Other Purposes, and for Repairing the Court
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House of said District;'” Passed at Hillsborough Last Assembly . . . . . 24. 694
Chapter 32. An Act to Establish the Principal Streets of Fayetteville as Laid Down in a Plan of the Said Town by Commissioners Appointed by an Act Passed at Hillsborough, the Eighteenth Day of April, in the Seventh Year of the Independence of This State, Intituled, “An Act for Appointing the Several Persons Therein Named to Lay Out the streets in Upper Cambleton in Cumberland County, and for the Future Regulation of the Said Town, and Giving a Further Time for Saving Lots in the Lower Town, and for Altering the Name of Cambleton to Fayetteville.” . . . . . 24. 695
Chapter 33. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco in the Town of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 695-696
Chapter 34. An Act to Remove All Disabilities from Simon Cleary, and others Therein Named . . . . . 24. 696-697
Chapter 35. An Act to Amend an Act, intituled, “An Act for Establishing a Town in Jones County;” Also One Other Act, Intituled, “An Act for Dividing Craven County Into Two Distinct Counties, and for Other Purposes Therein Mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 697-698
Chapter 36. An Act to Establish the Town of Morgan, and to Direct the Building a Court-House and Prison in the Same, for the District of Morgan . . . . . 24. 698-699
Chapter 37. An Act for Impowering the County Courts of Warren and Franklin to Levy a Further Tax on the Inhabitants of said Counties, for Defraying the Expence of Building a Court-House, Prison and Stocks . . . . . 24. 699
Chapter 38. An Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, “An Act for Levying a Tax on Every Hundred Pounds Value of Taxable Property in the District of New Bern, for Repairing the District Gaol . . . . . 24. 699
Chapter 39. An Act to Impower the County Court of Wayne to Lay a Tax Annually, for the Purpose of Finishing and Compleating the Court-House, Prison and Stocks, and for Defraying the Contingent Charges of said County . . . . . 24. 700
Chapter 40. An Act for Impowering the Commissioners of Public Buildings in Bladen County to Sell the Public Lots Reserved for Said Buildings, to Purchase Others and Build the Court-House on the Street, if More Eligible in Their Opinion . . . . . 24. 700-701
Chapter 41. An Act for Removing the Public Buildings of Mecklenburg County from Charlotte to the Centre of Said County, Appointing Commissioners to Find Said Centre, and to Superintend the Erecting a Court-House, Prison and Stocks, as Near Said Centre as Convenience Will Permit, and Altering the Mode of Annual Elections in said County . . . . . 24. 701-702
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Chapter 42. An Act for Clearing and Opening the Navigation of Tar River and Fishing Creek, in the Counties of Pitt, Edgecomb and Halifax . . . . . 24. 702-703
Chapter 43. An Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, “An Act for Laying a Tax in the County of Northampton, for Repairing the Public Buildings Thereof, and to Appoint and Impower Commissioners for that Purpose . . . . . 24. 703
Chapter 44. An Act to Amend an Act, Intituled, “An Act for Dividing the County of Cumberland,” Passed at Hillsborough Last General Assembly, and to Confirm the Proceedings of the Justices of Moore County, and to Alter the Time of Holding the Courts of Said County . . . . . 24. 703-705
Chapter 45. An Act for Extending the Dividing Line between the Counties of Hyde and Tyrrel . . . . . 24. 705
Chapter 46. An Act to Release James Underwood and Job Ward from the Forfeiture of a Recognizance Entered Into for the Appearance of a Certain Daniel Campbell, Before the Superior Court of Hillsborough District, and from a Judgment Given Upon the said Foxrefiture . . . . . 24. 705-706
Chapter 47. An Act to Enable Benjamin Blount, of Tyrrel County, Trustee to Thomas Bogg to Sue and Recover for and to the Use and Uses of the Children of the Said Thomas Bogg all Debts Due and Owing to the said Thomas Bogg, and all Other Things in Action, Which the Said Thomas Bogg Might have Lawfully Sued for and Recovered . . . . . 24. 706
Chapter 48. An Act to Secure the Property of Elizabeth Bonner, in Beaufort County, in the Hands of Trustees . . . . . 24. 706-707
Chapter 49. An Act to Supply the Loss of a Patent for a Certain Tract of Land Lying in Currituck County Granted to Richard Commingforth . . . . . 24. 707-708

1785. (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for Establishing a Militia in This State. 24. 710-716
Chapter 2. An Act for Encreasing the Jurisdiction of the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and of the Justices of the Peace out of Court, and Directing the Time of Holding the Several Courts of this State . . . . . 24. 716-718
Chapter 3. An Act for the Regulation of Commerce . . . . . 24. 718-720
Chapter 4. An Act to Enable the Public Treasurer More Effectually to Recover Public Monies That Are Now Due or Hereafter May Become Due . . . . . 24. 720-722
Chapter 5. An Act for Emitting One Hundred Thousand Pounds Paper Currency, for the Purpose Therein Expressed . . . . . 24. 722-725
Chapter 6. An Additional Act to Amend the Several Acts for Regulating the Town of Wilmington, and to Regulate
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and Restrain the Conduct of Slaves and Others in the Said Town, and in the Towns of Washington, Edenton and Fayetteville . . . . . 24. 725-730
Chapter 7. An Act to Secure and Quiet in Their Possessions all Such Persons, their Heirs and Assigns Who Have Purchased, or May Hereafter Purchase Lands and Tenements, Goods and Chattels, Which Have Been Sold, or May Hereafter Be Sold by Commissioners of Forfeited Estates, Legally Appointed for That Purpose . . . . . 24. 730-731
Chapter 8. An Additional Act to an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Raising a Public Revenue for the Support of Government,” and to Repeal an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Suppress Excessive Gaming.” . . . . . 24. 731
Chapter 9. An Act for levying a Tax for the support of Government and to Continue the Redemption of Continental Money, Old Paper Currency, Specie and Other Certificates . . . . . 24. 731-732
Chapter 10. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, An Act for Opening the Land Office and other Purposes . . . . . 24. 732
Chapter 11. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at New Bern in November One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled “An Act to Describe and Ascertain Such Persons Who Owed Allegiance to This State, and to Impose Certain Disqualifications on Certain Persons Therein Described.” . . . . . 24. 732-733
Chapter 12. An Act Directing That Marriage Settlements and Other Marriage Contracts Shall be Registered, and for Preventing injury to Creditors . . . . . 24. 733-734
Chapter 13. An Act to Empower Commissioners to Liquidate the Accounts of the Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line of This State, and to Revive the Late Boards of District Auditors for a Limited Time . . . . . 24. 734-735
Chapter 14. An Act for the Relief of the Officers, Soldiers and Seamen, Who Have Been Disabled in the Service of the United States During the Late War . . . . . 24. 735-737
Chapter 15. An Act for Recovering Part of the Artillery Belonging to This State . . . . . 24. 737
Chapter 16. An Act Empowering the Commissioners Appointed to Settle the Accounts Between the United States and the State of North Carolina, or the Creditors of the United States within the said State, to Call Witnesses and Examine Them upon Oath or Affirmation Touching Such Accounts . . . . . 24. 737-738
Chapter 17. An Act to Amend an Act for Making Provision for the Poor . . . . . 24. 738
Chapter 18. An Act to Empower the County Wardens of the Poor for the Counties Therein Mentioned, to Build Houses in their Respective Counties for the Reception of the Poor and Other Purposes . . . . . 24. 738-739
Chapter 19. An Act to Empower the Wardens of the Poor to Call to Account all Former Sheriffs, Clerks of
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County Courts, and other Persons Who Have Not Accounted for Taxes and Fines by Them Received, Which Are Appropriated to, or Intended for the Support of the Poor in the Several Counties Within This State . . . . . 24. 739
Chapter 20. An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Tarborough . . . . . 24. 740-742
Chapter 21. An Act for the More Speedy Determining Disputes that have Arisen, or hereafter may Arise in the Counties of Rowan, Mecklenburg, Rutherford, Guilford, Lincoln and Rockingham, from Erecting Mill Dams, and to Prevent Persons from Building Mills, as Herein Described . . . . . 24. 743
Chapter 22. An Act for the Relief of Widows or Children of Officers Who Have Died in the Service of the United States . . . . . 24. 744
Chapter 23. An Act for the Dividing the County of Guilford. 24. 745-746
Chapter 24. An Act to Prevent Persons from Stopping or Obstructing Ways Leading to Houses of Public Worship . . . . . 24. 746-747
Chapter 25. An Act to Amend an Act to Empower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Several Counties in This State, to Order the Laying Out Public Roads, and to Establish and settle Ferries, and to Appoint Where Bridges Shall Be built, and to Clear Inland Rivers and Creeks . . . . . 24. 747
Chapter 26. An Act for Securing Literary Property . . . . . 24. 747-748
Chapter 27. An Act for Ascertaining the Duties and Salary of the Public Printer . . . . . 24. 748-749
Chapter 28. An Act for Destroying Wolves, Wildcats, Panthers, Bears, Crows, and Squirrels in the Several Counties Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 749-750
Chapter 29. An Act for the Promotion of Learning in the County of Davidson . . . . . 24. 751-752
Chapter 30. An Act to Erect and Establish an Academy in the County of Duplin . . . . . 24. 752-753
Chapter 31. An Act Empowering the Commissioners of the Town of Edenton to Convey Part of the Town Commons to the Trustees of Smith's Academy . . . . . 24. 754
Chapter 32. An Act for Establishing an Academy at Kinston in the County of Dobbs, and to Amend the Act Establishing the Academy in the District of Salisbury . . . . . 24. 754-756
Chapter 33. An Act to Allow a Further Time for Saving Lots in the Several Towns within This State . . . . . 24. 756
Chapter 34. An Act to Amend the Acts Passed for Purchasing a Lot or Lots in the Town of Wilmington, for the Purpose of Building a Jail for the District of Wilmington, and for the Repairing the Court House of said District . . . . . 24. 756-757
Chapter 35. An Act to Impower Certain Persons Therein Named to Receive, Sue for and Recover all Such Bequests, Donations, Benefactions and Other
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Things as Have Heretofore Been Bequeathed, Given or Made by Any Person or Persons Whatsoever, for the Use of the Congregation or Society of the Presbyterian Communion at Wilmington . . . . . 24. 757-758
Chapter 36. An Act for Annexing Part of the County of Pitt to Beaufort County . . . . . 24. 758
Chapter 37. An Act to Impower Roberson Mumford and James Porterfield to Receive Storage of Tobacco Inspected and Deposited in Such Warehouse or Houses as They Shall Build at Fayetteville . . . . . 24. 758-759
Chapter 38. An Act Vesting Certain Property Lying and Being in Granville County in Mary Alston Bell, in Fee Simple . . . . . 24. 759
Chapter 39. An Act to Vest the estate of Richard Caswell, Junior, in Trustees for the Benefit of His Creditors. 24. 759-760
Chapter 40. An Act to Prevent the Sale of the Lands of Ralph Macnair, dec., as Remain Unsold in This State, and to Empower Edward Hall, of Edgcomb County, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of the said Ralph to Collect the Debts Due from the Inhabitants of this State to the Said Ralph, Which Have Become Due to Him Since the Passing of the Law Commonly Called the Expulsion Act . . . . . 24. 761
Chapter 41. An Act for the Relief of Mercy Bedford and to vest in the Heirs of Jonas and Mercy Bedford the Landed Estate of the said Jonas Bedford . . . . . 24. 761-762
Chapter 42. An Act to Restore Edward Bridgin, His Heirs and Assigns, all His Property, Real and Personal, in This State . . . . . 24. 762
Chapter 43. An Act to Release Certain Persons Therein Mentioned, from Judgments on Forfeited Recognizances, and to Impower the Judges to Suspend Judgments Hereafter to Be Given in Like Cases . . . . . 24. 762-763
Chapter 44. An Act for appointing a Treasurer in the District of Edenton, for the Purpose of calling to Account the Commissioners for the Building a Public Gaol in the District aforesaid . . . . . 24. 763-764
Chapter 45. An Act to Alter the Place of Holding the County Court of Beaufort County, from Bath to the Town of Washington in said County, and to Erect a New Court House, Prison, Pillory and Stocks in Said County . . . . . 24. 764-765
Chapter 46. An Act to Impower the Freeholders and Freemen of the Counties of Washington, Sullivan and Green, to Return Their Representatives Otherwise Than is Heretofore Directed . . . . . 24. 765-766
Chapter 47. An Act to Establish a Superior Court of Law and Equity in the County of Davidson . . . . . 24. 766-767
Chapter 48. An Act for Levying a Tax in the District of Halifax to Discharge a Balance Due for Repairing the Court House and Jail of Said District . . . . . 24. 767
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Chapter 49. An Act to Alter the Manner of Holding Elections for Members of the General Assembly in New Hanover County . . . . . 24. 767-768
Chapter 50. An Act to Impower the County Courts of Johnston and Duplin to Levy a Further Tax on the Inhabitants of Said Counties for Defraying the Expence of Building the Court House, Prison and Stocks in the Same . . . . . 24. 768-769
Chapter 51. An Act to Empower the Justices of Hertford and Tyrrell Counties to Establish Free Ferries in the Said Counties, and Lay a Tax for Defraying the Charges of the Same . . . . . 24. 769
Chapter 52. An Act for Inspection of Tobacco in the County of Davidson, in the Town of Nashville, on Cumberland River . . . . . 24. 770
Chapter 53. An Act for Impowering the Court of Randolph County to Adjourn to the Place Which They Shall Think Most Convenient for Holding the Same . . . . . 24. 770
Chapter 54. An Act to Prevent the Distillation of Spirituous Liquors for the Time Therein Mentioned in the County of Davidson . . . . . 24. 771
Chapter 55. An Act for Appointing Commissioners in the County of Rutherford for Building a Court House, Prison and Stocks in Said County, and for Levying a Tax for Defraying the Expences Thereof . . . . . 24. 771
Chapter 56. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco in the Town of Windsor . . . . . 24. 771-772
Chapter 57. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco in Certain Western Counties . . . . . 24. 772
Chapter 58. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco in the County of Surry . . . . . 24. 772-773
Chapter 59. An Act for Erecting a Town on the Lands of Whitmill Hill, in Martin County, on Roanoke River . . . . . 24. 773-774
Chapter 60. An Act for Establishing a Town on the Lands of Mial Scurlock, Deceased, in Chatham County . . . . . 24. 774-776
Chapter 61. An Act for Laying Out a Town on the Lands of Jesse Peacock, in the County of Sampson . . . . . 24. 776
Chapter 62. An Act for Erecting a Town on the Lands of Luke Mizell and William Mackay, on the South Side of Roanoke River, in Martin County . . . . . 24. 777-778
Chapter 63. An Act for Erecting and Establishing a Town in the County of Lincoln . . . . . 24. 778-779
Chapter 64. An Act to Establish the Town Laid off at Guilford Court House by the Name of Martinville . . . . . 24. 779-780
Chapter 65. An Act to Establish a Town in the Fork of Cumberland and Red River on The East Side of Red River in Davidson County . . . . . 24. 780-781
Chapter 66. An Act to Amend an Act to Establish the Town of Morgan, and to Direct the Building a Court House and Prison in the Same for the District of Morgan. 24. 781
Chapter 67. An Act to Amend an Act for Establishing a Town on the Land of Richard Evans by the Name of Martinborough, Passed at New Bern, 1771; Also to
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Amend another Act to Amend the before Recited Act, Passed at New Bern, in March, 1774 . . . . . 24. 781-782

1786. (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act for Raising Troops for the Protection of the Inhabitants of Davidson County . . . . . 24. 783-786
Chapter 2. An Act to Bring to Condign Punishment and to Secure Their Estates so as to be Answerable to the Public the Persons Therein Described, Accused of Certain Crimes and Fraudulent Practices, and to Indemnify Such Persons as Have Acted in Pursuance to Certain Resolutions of this Assembly from Vexatious Suits and Prosecutions, and to Establish a Board for the Detection and Further Discovery of the Said Fraudulent Practices and for Settling and Liquidating the Accounts of the Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line . . . . . 24. 787-791
Chapter 3. An Act for Appointing Deputies From This State, to a Convention Proposed to be Held in the City of Philadelphia, in May next, for the Purpose of Revising the Federal Constitution . . . . . 24. 791
Chapter 4. An Act to Make the Securities Therein Named Negotiable . . . . . 24. 791-792
Chapter 5. An Act to Impose a Duty on all Slaves Brought into This State by Land or Water . . . . . 24. 792-794
Chapter 6. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Secure and Quiet in Their Possessions all Such Persons, Their Heirs and Assigns, Who Have Purchased or may Hereafter Purchase Lands and Tenements, Goods and Chattels, which Have Been Sold or May Hereafter Be Sold by the Commissionsioners of Forfeited Estates Legally Appointed for That Purpose . . . . . 24. 794-795
Chapter 7. An Act to Alter the Mode of Punishing Horse Stealing; Also to Repeal an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Prevent Horse Stealing.” . . . . . 24. 795
Chapter 8. An Act for the Support of Government, and for Appropriating the Revenues of the State . . . . . 24. 796-798
Chapter 9. An Act to Amend an Act for Dividing Guilford County . . . . . 24. 798
Chapter 10. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act for the More Regular Collecting Payment of, and Accounting for the Public Taxes,” and for Laying Certain Duties Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 798-802
Chapter 11. An Act for Levying a Tax for the Support of Government, and for the Redemption of the Old Paper Currency, Continental Money, and Specie and Other Certificates . . . . . 24. 802-803
Chapter 12. An Act Directing the Commissioners of Confiscated Property to Receive Certificates Agreeable to a Resolution of the Last General Assembly, at New Bern, in December, 1785 . . . . . 24. 803
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Chapter 13. An Act to direct the Method to Appoint Jurors and Surveyors to Run Out Disputed Lands . . . . . 24. 803-804
Chapter 14. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at New Bern, in December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Five, Entitled, “An Act for Encreasing the Jurisdiction of the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, and of the Justices of the Peace Out of Court, and Directing the Time of Holding Courts in This State.” . . . . . 24. 804-807
Chapter 15. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, 'An Act for Ascertaining What Property in This State Shall be Deemed Taxable Property, the Method of Assessing the Same, and Collecting Public Taxes.'” . . . . . 24. 807-808
Chapter 16. An Act to Compel Certain Officers Therein Mentioned to Publish the Application of the Public Monies and Allowances for Insolvents . . . . . 24. 808-809
Chapter 17. An Act to Repeal the Several Acts of Assembly Respecting Slaves Within This State, as far as the Same Relates to Making an Allowance to the Owner or Owners for any Executed or Outlawed Slave or Slaves . . . . . 24. 809
Chapter 18. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Empower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Several Counties in This State, to Order the Laying Out Public Roads, and to Establish and Settle Ferries, and to Appoint Where Bridges Shall Be Built, and to Clear Inland Rivers and Creeks.” . . . . . 24. 810
Chapter 19. An Act to Empower the Several County Courts Therein Mentioned to Lay a Tax Annually, Not Exceeding Three Years, for the Purpose of Erecting or Repairing the Court House, Prison and Stocks in Each County When Necessary, and for Defraying the Contingent Charges of the County. 24. 810-811
Chapter 20. An Act to Prevent the Obtaining of Grants for Lands Lying in the Western Parts of this State to the Prejudice of the First Enterers, and Entered in the Office Lately Established for Receiving Entries of Claims of Such Lands, by an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Opening the Land Office for the Redemption of Specie and Other Certificates, and Discharging the Arrears Due to the Army.” . . . . . 24. 811-812
Chapter 21. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Emitting One Hundred Thousand Pounds Paper Currency for the Purposes Therein Mentioned,” for Appropriating the Tobacco Lately Purchased by Virtue of Said Act Towards Discharging the Interest of the Foreign Debt Due by the United States, and for Making Provision for the Future Discharge of the Principal and Interest of the Said Debt . . . . . 24. 812-813
Chapter 22. An Act for Establishing a Militia in this State . . . . . 24. 813-819
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Chapter 23. An Act to Pardon and Consign to Oblivion the Offences and Misconduct of Certain Persons in the Counties of Washington, Sullivan, Green and Hawkins . . . . . 24. 820
Chapter 24. An Act for the relief of George Laine Moore and William Jones . . . . . 24. 820-821
Chapter 25. An Act for Raising Money by a Lottery, for the Purpose of Building a House for the Reception of the Poor in Craven County . . . . . 24. 821-823
Chapter 26. An Additional Act to an Act, entitled, “An Act for the Regulation of the town of New Bern, and for other purposes.” . . . . . 24. 823-824
Chapter 27. An Act to Authorise the late Commissioners of Specific Supplies for the Several Counties therein mentioned, to collect the Arrearages of Specific Taxes yet due from the Inhabitants thereof . . . . . 24. 824
Chapter 28. An additional Act to an Act, entitled, “An Act to amend an Act passed at New Bern, the first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six, entitled, “An Act for establishing a School-House in the town of New Bern.” . . . . . 24. 825
Chapter 29. An Act for Improving the Navigation to New Bern. 24. 825
Chapter 30. An Act for Annexing part of the County of Craven to Pitt County . . . . . 24. 825-826
Chapter 31. An Act to repeal part of an Act passed at New Bern the twenty-ninth day of December, seventeen hundred and eighty-five, entitled, “An Act for destroying Wolves, Panthers, Bears, Crows and Squirrels in the several Counties therein mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 826
Chapter 32. An Act for Dividing the County of Davison . . . . . 24. 826-828
Chapter 33. An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 828-830
Chapter 34. An Act for Dividing the County of Sullivan . . . . . 24. 830-832
Chapter 35. An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Halifax, and Extending the Liberties Thereof; and for Altering the Mode of Laying and Levying Taxes in the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 832-836
Chapter 36. An Act for Erecting a Prison in the County of Franklin . . . . . 24. 836-837
Chapter 37. An Act to Release the Estate of John Anderson, Deceased, Late of Guilford County, from the Forfeiture of a Recognizance Entered Into for the Appearance of a Certain John M'Rory Before the Superior Court of Salisbury District . . . . . 24. 837
Chapter 38. An Act to Alter the Time of Holding the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Mecklenburgh, and Other Counties Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 837-838
Chapter 39. An Act for Adding Part of Wake County to Franklin County . . . . . 24. 838
Chapter 40. An Act for Dividing the County of Bladen . . . . . 24. 838-840
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Chapter 41. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act for the Regulating the Town of Salisbury in the County of Rowan, and for Regulating the Town of Windsor in Bertie County.” . . . . . 24. 840-844
Chapter 42. An Act to Alter and Amend an Act Passed at Hillsborough in May, 1783, Entitled, “An Act for Repairing the Court-House and Prison in the Town of Salisbury, for the District of Salisbury;” Also One Other Act Passed at New Bern in November, 1784, Entitled, “An Act for Levying a Tax in the Counties in Hillsborough and Salisbury Districts, for the Repairing the District Buildings in the Towns of Hillsborough and Salisbury, and Directing the Method of Calling to Account all Commissioners of Public Buildings Heretofore or Hereafter to be Appointed;” Also to Alter and Amend the Several Laws Now in Force for Erecting and Repairing the Public Buildings in the District of Hillsborough . . . . . 24. 844-845
Chapter 43. An Act to Annex Part of the County of Burke to Rutherford County . . . . . 24. 845-846
Chapter 44. An Act to Establish a Town on the East Side of the North-East of Cape Fear River, in Duplin County, and for Adding Alexander Martin, Esquire, to the Board of Commissioners for the Town of Martinville, in Guilford County . . . . . 24. 846-847
Chapter 45. An Act to Establish a Public Inspection of Tobacco in the Town of Salisbury in the County of Rowan . . . . . 24. 847-848
Chapter 46. An Act to Confirm unto Richard Dobbs Spaight an Indefeasible title to Certain Lands therein mentioned in Bladen County . . . . . 24. 848-849
Chapter 47. An Act to Keep Open Cape-Fear, Wharie, Rockey River of Pee-Dee, the Catawba, Deep River, the Yadkin River, Dan, Haw River and Rockey River, for the Passage of Fish up the same . . . . . 24. 849-850
Chapter 48. An Act to emancipate Caesar, formerly a Servant of Samuel Yeargan, Deceased . . . . . 24. 850
Chapter 49. An Act of Erecting Bogue Bar and New River Inlets into a Distinct Port by the name of Swansborough . . . . . 24. 850-851
Chapter 50. An Act to amend an Act passed at Hillsborough in May, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four, entitled, “An Act for regulating the Pilotage and facilitating the Navigation of Cape Fear river . . . . . 24. 851-853
Chapter 51. An Act to Establish the late Survey and Plan of the Town of Tarborough as made and laid down by the Direction of the Commissioners composing the body politic and corporate of the said town, and to amend an Act, entitled, ”An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Tarborough.” . . . . . 24. 853-855
Chapter 52. An Act for empowering the Court of Chatham county to Adjourn to the Town of Pittsborough in said County . . . . . 24. 855-856
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Chapter 53. An Act erecting a Town on the lands of Matthew Figures in Northampton County, on the South side of Meherrin River . . . . . 24. 856-857
Chapter 54. An Act for Appointing the Place of Holding Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Sullivan . . . . . 24. 857
Chapter 55. An Act for Altering the Names of Walter Hogg and Gavin Hogg to Those of Walter Alves and Gavin Alves, the name of James Mason to That of James Isham, and the name of Jonathan Ballinger to that of Jonathan Parker . . . . . 24. 857-858
Chapter 56. An Act to Enable the Executors of Robert Hogg, Deceased, to Maintain and Defend Suits Under the Regulations Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 858
Chapter 57. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco at Anson Court House . . . . . 24. 859
Chapter 58. An Act to Emancipate Hannah, alias Hannah Bowers, a Person of Mixed Blood, Belonging to the Estate of the late Alexander Gaston, Deceased . . . . . 24. 859
Chapter 59. An Act for Establishing a Town on the Lands of William Murfree, on Meherrin River, in the County of Hertford . . . . . 24. 859-861
Chapter 60. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco at Joseph Green's, in Wayne County . . . . . 24. 861
Chapter 61. An Act for Enabling Certain Persons to Perfect a Canal Between Scuppernong River and the Lake Near Its Head . . . . . 24. 861-862
Chapter 62. An Additional Act to an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Prevent the Several Species of Hunting Therein Mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 862-863
Chapter 63. An Act to Empower the Wardens of the Poor in the County of Granville to sell the Glebe in said County . . . . . 24. 863
Chapter 64. An Act for Erecting an Academy in the Town of Warrenton in the District of Halifax . . . . . 24. 863-866
Chapter 65. An Act to Annex Part of the County of Granville to Warren . . . . . 24. 866
Chapter 66. An Act to Enable William Moore, Late Sheriff of Burke County, to Collect all the Taxes Due From the Said County for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five, and to Allow Him a further Time for Settling for His Collections with the Treasurer . . . . . 24. 866-867
Chapter 67. An Act for Establishing an Academy at the Place Heretofore Called Martinborough, in the County of Pitt; and for Altering the Name of Martinborough to That of Greenville . . . . . 24. 867-869
Chapter 68. An Act for the Promotion of Learning in the County of Chatham . . . . . 24. 869-870
Chapter 69. An Act to Vest in Trustees Certain Powers for the Benefit of Elizabeth Torrens and Her Children . . . . . 24. 870-871
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Chapter 70. An Act for Cutting a Canal From Currituck Sound to the Indian Ridge, and From Thence to the Head of North River, or as far as the Commissioners Herein Named Shall Think Proper . . . . . 24. 871-872
Chapter 71. An Act Empowering Commissioners to Dispose of the Lands and Glebe the Property of St. John's Parish, Formerly of the County of Bute, Now in Franklin . . . . . 24. 872
Chapter 72. An Act to Vest the Title of a Piece or Parcel of Land Lying in Jones County, in Howel Brown and His Heirs, in Fee Simple . . . . . 24. 872-873
Chapter 73. An Act for Levying a Tax in the District of Edenton, for Building the Gaol of the said District . . . . . 24. 873-874
Chapter 74. An Act to amend an Act passed at Hillsborough in the Year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, entitled, “An Act to vest the Title of a certain Tract of Land in Robert Cummins.” . . . . . 24. 874
Chapter 75. An Act to appoint Commissioners to Carry on and Finish the Public Buildings in the County of Anson . . . . . 24. 874-875
Chapter 76. An Act for Establishing a Town on the Lands of Andrew Bass . . . . . 24. 875-876
Chapter 77. An Act to Erect and Establish an Academy in the County of Franklin . . . . . 24. 876-878
Chapter 78. An Act for establishing a Town on the Land of Robert Burton, Esquire, in the County of Granville. 24. 878-880
Chapter 79. An Act Appointing Commissioners to fix on a Convenient Place for Holding the Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Washington, and for vesting the Commissioners herein mentioned with full power to call out of the former Commissioners hands such sums of money as may appear to be due in their hands . . . . . 24. 880-881
Chapter 80. An Act for Altering the Manner of holding the Annual Elections for the County of Hyde . . . . . 24. 881
Chapter 81. An Act for Establishing a Town on the Lands late the proper of William Petty, adjoining Chatham Court-house, as laid off by the Trustees named in the Act of the last General Assembly, entitled, “An Act for establishing a town on the Lands of Mial Scurlock, deceased, in Chatham County,” for appointing Commissioners for the Regulation of the said Town, and repealing said Act . . . . . 24. 882-883
Chapter 82. An Act Vesting Certain Lands therein mentioned in John Colson, son of William Colson, in fee simple . . . . . 24. 883
Chapter 83. An Act to Extend two Acts passed at the last General Assembly held at New Bern, concerning the County Wardens of the Poor and Tobacco Inspection to the County of Chatham . . . . . 24. 884

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1787. (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act declaring the Treaty of Peace Between the United States of America and the King of Great Britain to be part of the law of the Land . . . . . 24. 885
Chapter 2. An Act for Levying a tax for the support of Government, and for the redemption of the Old Paper Currency, Continental Money, and Specie and other Certificates . . . . . 24. 885-886
Chapter 3. An Act to Regulate the Inspection of Tobacco in this State . . . . . 24. 886-888
Chapter 4. An Act for Revising and Collecting the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina. 24. 888-889
Chapter 5. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act to Remove all Disabilities From Simon Cleary and Others Therein Named.” . . . . . 24. 889-890
Chapter 6. An Act to Prevent Thefts and Robberies by Slaves, Free Negroes and Mulattoes . . . . . 24. 890-891
Chapter 7. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Bring to Condign Punishment and to Secure Their Estates so as to Be Answerable to the Public, the Persons Therein Described, Accused of Certain Crimes and Fraudulent Practices, and to Indemnify Such Persons as Have Acted in Pursuance to Certain Resolutions of This Assembly From Vexatious Suits and Prosecutions, and to Establish a Board for the Detection and Further Discovery of the said Fraudulent Practices, and for Settling and Liquidating the Accounts of the Officers and Soldiers of the Continental Line,” to Give the Public a Further Security, and to Relieve the Creditors of Persons Who Have Been Presented in Consequence of the said Act . . . . . 24. 891-892
Chapter 8. An Act to Direct the Application of Such Public Tobacco as Already is or Hereafter may Be Purchased by the Commissioners for that Purpose Appointed by the last Assembly . . . . . 24. 892-893
Chapter 9. An Act Directing the Duty of Naval Officers, and of all Masters of Vessels Coming into Any of the Ports or Inlets of this State . . . . . 24. 893-896
Chapter 10. An Act for Fixing the Final Settlement of Unliquidated Claims Against This State and Against the United States Within This State . . . . . 24. 896-897
Chapter 11. An Act for Hiring Out Persons Convicted on Indictment or Presentment, Not Being Able or Willing to Pay the Fees of Office and Gaolers Fees . . . . . 24. 898
Chapter 12. An Act for the More Regular Collecting and Accounting for the Revenue of This State, for Allowing the Public Treasurer a Clerk, and for the Collection of Arrearages, and to Repeal the Twelfth Section of an Act Therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 898-901
Chapter 13. An Act Authorizing and Requiring the Sheriffs of the Several Counties in This State to Bring Suit,
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Take Into Possession, Receive and Make Sale of All Property Left by the British in This State During the Late War . . . . . 24. 901
Chapter 14. An Act to Repeal the Fourth Section of an Act Passed at New Bern in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled “An Act to Amend and Supply the Deficiencies of an Act Passed Last Assembly at Hillsborough, Entitled An Act to Regulate the Descent of Real Estates, to do Away Entails, to Make Provision for Widows, and to Prevent Frauds in the Execution of Last Wills and Testaments, and for Directing How Deeds of Gifts and Bills of Sales of Slaves Shall Be Executed, Authenticated and Perpetuated.” . . . . . 24. 902
Chapter 15. An Act to Enable the County Courts to Appoint Commissioners to Keep Open Rivers and Creeks at Their Several Falls so far as They Think Necessary, for the Passage of fish Up the Same . . . . . 24. 902-903
Chapter 16. An Act for the Accommodation of Post-riders, and to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to Empower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Several Counties in this State to Order the Laying out Public Roads, and to establish and settle Ferries, and to appoint where Bridges shall be Built, and to Clear Inland Rivers and Creeks,” passed at New Bern the twenty-second day of October, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four 24. 903
Chapter 17. An Act Authorizing and Empowering the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions to Divide and appropriate the Real Estate of Intestates . . . . . 24. 903-904
Chapter 18. An Act to Empower the County Courts to Proceed in Certain Cases as therein directed . . . . . 24. 904-905
Chapter 19. An Act directing the Clerks of the Several Courts of Record within this State as to their duty in office with respect to issuing Writs . . . . . 24. 905-906
Chapter 20. An Act to Compel the Attendance of all Such Persons as are or shall be Elected to Represent any County or Town in the General Assembly of this State at such time and place as may be appointed. 24. 906-907
Chapter 21. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to amend an Act passed at New Bern in December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, for increasing the Jurisdiction of county courts of pleas and quarter-sessions, and of Justices of the Peace out of court, and to direct the time of holding Courts in this State;” to appoint jurors for the District of Wilmington, to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to establish a Court of law and equity in the County of Davidson;” and also to amend an Act, entitled “An Act for the establishing a militia in this State.” . . . . . 24. 907-908
Chapter 22. An Act for making process in Equity effectual against Persons who Abscond, and who reside
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without the limits of the State, and for better regulating the proceedings in courts of equity . . . . . 24. 908-911
Chapter 23. An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly heretofore passed for giving further time to Surveyors; within the different Counties to make their Survey and Return Plots thereof to the Secretary's office, and for giving a Further time for the Registration of Certain Deeds issued from Lord Granville's office and Marriage Contracts therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 912
Chapter 24. An Act to repeal part of an Act passed at New Bern in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An Act for destroying Wolves, Panthers, Wild-cats, Bears, Crows and Squirrels in the Several Counties therein mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 912-913
Chapter 25. An Act to Effect the Cutting and Clearing a Road from the Lower End of Clinch Mountain to the Cumberland Settlements, and for Preserving and Granting Safety to the Inhabitants thereof . . . . . 24. 913-914
Chapter 26. An Act to Encourage the Making of Salt in Davidson County . . . . . 24. 915
Chapter 27. An Act to extend an Act, entitled “An Act to Pardon and Consign to Oblivion the Offences and Misconduct of Certain Persons in the Counties of Washington, Sullivan, Green and Hawkins.” . . . . . 24. 915
Chapter 28. An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Edenton . . . . . 24. 915-922
Chapter 29. An Act for the Better Regulation of the Town of Fayetteville . . . . . 24. 922-925
Chapter 30. An Act to Empower the Administrators of Samuel Swan, of New Hanover county, Esquire, Deceased, to Sell and Dispose of Part of the Real Estate of the Said Samuel for the Payment of his Debts, in Order to Make the Better Provision for his Family, and also to make Conveyances for such Part of the Real Estate as was Sold by the said Samuel in his Life Time . . . . . 24. 926
Chapter 31. An Act to Charge the Estate of Honorie Geroud, late of the town of Halifax, Deceased, with the payment of all his Just Debts, and to pxrefer the same to the Title acquired by this State in the Property which was of the said Geroud in consequence of his Self-murder . . . . . 24. 927
Chapter 32. An Act to erect the Counties of Richmond, Cumberland, Sampson, Moore and Robinson into one District, and Appointing a Superior Court of Law and Equity to be Held for the said Counties at Fayetteville . . . . . 24. 927-928
Chapter 33. An Act to Restore to Hugh Ross, of Anson County, the Land by him forfeited to the State . . . . . 24. 928
Chapter 34. An Act to Appoint a Trustee in the Room of James Sampson, Esquire, Deceased, who together with others was Appointed a Trustee for the Purpose
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therein mentioned by an Act of Assembly passed at Fayetteville, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-seven, entitled “An Act to Vest in Trustees certain Powers for the benefit of Elizabeth Torrens and her children.” . . . . . 24. 929
Chapter 35. An Act to Emancipate Certain Persons therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 929-930
Chapter 36. An Act for ascertaining the true courses of a tract of Land on Neuse River in Craven County. 24. 930-931
Chapter 37. An Act for Promoting the Navigation of Albemarle Sound . . . . . 24. 931-934
Chapter 38. An Act to Erect and Establish a Town in Rutherford County on the land Already Procured by the Commissioners for the purpose of Building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks for the said County, and to Amend an Act to regulate the Town of Salisbury, and for Authorizing the Commissioners in the town of Halifax to levy a Tax on the Slaves within the Liberties Thereof . . . . . 24. 934-936
Chapter 39. An Act to Prevent the Obstructing of Fish from Running up the Streams and Water Courses in Bertie County, and to clear the Navigation thereof. 24. 936-937
Chapter 40. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to keep Open Roanoke river for the Passage of fish up the same, and other Purposes therein mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 937-938
Chapter 41. An Act to Remove all Obstruction to the Passage of Fish up the Neuse river . . . . . 24. 938-939
Chapter 42. An Act for Altering the Names of Certain Persons therein Mentioned . . . . . 24. 939
Chapter 43. An Act Empowering the Court of Pitt County to Establish a Free Ferry Over Tar River at the Town of Greenville, and to Levy a Tax on the Inhabitants of Said County for That Purpose . . . . . 24. 940
Chapter 44. An Act to Empower the Wardens of the Poor for the County of Currituck to Lay a Tax to Enable Them to Settle the Arrears Due From the Said County to Persons Who Have Supported the Poor, and for Electing Wardens of the Poor in the Several Counties Within This State Where No Such Have Been Elected Agreeable to Law . . . . . 24. 940-941
Chapter 45. An Act to Empower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the County of Perquimans to Lay a Tax for the Purpose of Repairing the Prison and Building a Gaoler's House in the County Aforesaid . . . . . 24. 941
Chapter 46. An Act for Levying a Tax in the County of Brunswick for the Purpose of Building a Gaol Therein . . . . . 24. 942
Chapter 47. An Act Appointing Commissioners to Repair the Court House, Prison and Stocks in the Town of Hillsborough for the District of Hillsborough, and to Levy a Tax on the Inhabitants Thereof, for the Benefit, Use and Reparation of the Streets of the Town Aforesaid . . . . . 24. 942-943
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Chapter 48. An Act for Levying a Further Tax in the Several Counties in Morgan District to Defray the Remaining Expence of Building a Court House, Prison and Stocks in Said District, and Also to Levy a Further Tax in the County of Mecklenburgh to Defray the Expence of the Public Buildings in Said County . . . . . 24. 943-944
Chapter 49. An Act for Establishing a Town in the County of Hyde, On the Land of Joseph Gibbs . . . . . 24. 944-945
Chapter 50. An Act to Enable William Nall, Sheriff of Wilkes county, to collect all Taxes due from said County for the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five and the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six, and to Allow him further time to settle for his collection with the Treasurer; and also for giving a further time to John May, Sheriff of Rockingham, to collect the arrearages of his sinking fund and Continental Tax in said county 24. 945-946
Chapter 51. An Act for altering the Times for Holding the County Courts of Edgecombe, Halifax and Pitt . . . . . 24. 946-947
Chapter 52. An Act for establishing two places in the County of New Hanover for the Purpose of Holding General Musters therein, for Dividing the Militia of said county into two districts suitable and convenient for the inhabitants to attend muster at the respective places, and for appointing the place of holding courts-martial in said County . . . . . 24. 947-948
Chapter 53. An Act granting to the Inhabitants living on the South-east side of Mecklenburgh county a privilege of holding a Separate Election for members of Assembly, and to repeal an Act, entitled “An Act for removing the Public Buildings of Mecklenburgh county from Charlotte to the Centre of said County . . . . . 24. 948
Chapter 54. An Act empowering the Commissioners therein mentioned to build a Gaol in the County of Anson, to levy a tax to defray the Expences thereof and to change the name of Newton in said county to that of Wadesborough . . . . . 24. 949
Chapter 55. An Act to extend an Act passed at New Bern the twenty-ninth day of December, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, entitled “An Act to empower the County Wardens of the Poor for the Counties therein mentioned to build houses in their Respective Counties for the Reception of the Poor and other purposes,” to the several counties herein mentioned . . . . . 24. 949-950
Chapter 56. An Act to repeal part of an Act, entitled “An Act to empower the several County Courts therein mentioned to lay a tax annually not exceeding three years, for the purpose of erecting or repairing the court-house, prison and stocks in each county when necessary, and for defraying the contingent charges.” . . . . . 24. 950

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1788 (NOVEMBER SESSION.)
Chapter 1. An Act for levying a Tax for the Support of Government, and for the Redemption of the old Paper Currency, Continental Money and Specie and other Certificates, and for Sinking the State Currency . . . . . 24. 952-953
Chapter 2. An Act to prevent the Diminution of the Public Revenue of this State by the Neglect of the County Courts . . . . . 24. 953-954
Chapter 3. An Act to confirm the Rights and Titles of several Citizens of this State in certain Negroes therein described, and preventing Unjust and Vexatious Law Suits . . . . . 24. 954
Chapter 4. An Act once more to Extend an Act, entitled “An Act to pardon and consign to Oblivion the Offences and Misconduct of Certain Persons in the Counties of Washington, Sullivan, Greene and Hawkins” . . . . . 24. 955
Chapter 5. An Act to revive Part of an Act, entitled “An Act to Suppress Excessive Gaming” . . . . . 24. 955-956
Chapter 6. An Act for continuing an Act passed at Tarborough, in December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven, entitled “An Act for fixing the Final Settlement of Unliquidated Claims Against this State, and against the United States within this State.” . . . . . 24. 956
Chapter 7. An Act to amend the several Acts of Assembly to prevent dealing or Trafficking with Slaves . . . . . 24. 956
Chapter 8. An Act to repeal Part of An Act, entitled “An Act for the revising and collecting the Acts of the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina 24. 957
Chapter 9. An Act to continue an Act allowing Salaries to the Governor and other Officers of State . . . . . 24. 957
Chapter 10. An Act for Establishing the Dividing Line between the Counties of Burke and Rutherford . . . . . 24. 957
Chapter 11. An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed at New Bern in December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five, entitled “An Act for destroying Wolves, Wild-cats, Panthers and Bears, Crows and Squirrels in the several Counties therein mentioned.” . . . . . 24. 958
Chapter 12. An Act to Annex Part of Dobbs County to the County of Jones . . . . . 24. 958
Chapter 13. An Act to explain “An Act directing the Duty of Naval Officers, and all Masters of Vessels coming into any of the Ports or Inlets of this State.” . . . . . 24. 958-960
Chapter 14. An Act to Annex Part of the County of Carteret to the County of Jones . . . . . 24. 960
Chapter 15. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act to Erect a Town on the Lands of Matthew Figures, in Northampton County.” . . . . . 24. 960-961
Chapter 16. An Act to Establish a Company for the Opening the Navigation of the Catawba Rivers . . . . . 24. 961-962
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Chapter 17. An Act to Repeal Part of an Act, Entitled “An Act for the better Regulation of the Town of Halifax and Extending the Liberties Thereof; and for Altering the Mode of Laying and Levying Taxes in the Town of Edenton.” . . . . . 24. 963
Chapter 18. An Act to Emancipate a certain Negro Slave named Phillis, late the Property of George Jacobs, of the town of Wilmington, Deceased . . . . . 24. 963
Chapter 19. An Act to Impower the Wardens of the Poor for the County of Camden to Lay a Tax to Enable Them to Settle the Arrears Due From the Said County . . . . . 24. 963
Chapter 20. An Act to Amend An Act Entitled “An Act to prevent Domestic Insurrections.” . . . . . 24. 964
Chapter 21. An Act for the Relief of Former Sheriffs, and for Directing the Comptroller as to the Manner of Settling Their Accounts . . . . . 24. 964-965
Chapter 22. An Act for Improving the Navigation of Albermarle Sound . . . . . 24. 965-966
Chapter 23. An Act to admit to Record Certain Deeds, Grants and Patents for Lands Heretofore Obtained . . . . . 24. 966-967
Chapter 24. An Act for the Relief of Persons Who Have Suffered or May Suffer by Their Grants, Deeds and Mesne Conveyances Not Being Proved and Registered Within the Time Heretofore Appointed by Law, and to Grant a Further Time for Registering Certain Grants Heretofore Issued From Lord Granville's Office, and to direct Transcripts of the Records of Orange and Tyrrel Counties to Be Made . . . . . 24. 967-968
Chapter 25. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act for Appointing the Place of Holding Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions in the county of Sullivan, and to Alter the Time for Holding the Superior Court for the District of Fayette . . . . . 24. 968-969
Chapter 26. An Act to Quiet Thomas Brown, of Bladen County, Esquire, in His Title to and Possession of Divers Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments Therein xreferred to . . . . . 24. 969-971
Chapter 27. An Act to Quiet in the Possession of William Scott Certain Lands Therein Described . . . . . 24. 972
Chapter 28. An Act for Dividing the County of Davidson . . . . . 24. 972-973
Chapter 29. An Act to Annex Part of the County of Washington to Sullivan . . . . . 24. 974
Chapter 30. An Act to Empower the Commanding Officers of the Counties of Greene, Washington, Sullivan and Hawkins to Erect a Station on the North Side of the River Tennessee, for the Protection of the Frontiers, and to Insure Safety to Travellers on the New Road to the Cumberland Settlements; Also to Empower the County Court of Moore to Lay a Tax for Repairing the Public Buildings of the Said County . . . . . 24. 974-975
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Chapter 31. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act to Establish a Superior Court of Law and Equity in the County of Davidson,” and for Erecting the Said County of Davidson, and the Counties of Sumner and Tennessee Into a Separate District . . . . . 24. 975
Chapter 32. An Act for Appointing an Additional Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Morgan, and for the Relief of Persons Who Have or May Hereafter Forfeit Their Recognizances in the Superior or County Courts . . . . . 24. 975-976
Chapter 33. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Hillsborough” . . . . . 24. 976-978
Chapter 34. An Act to Encourage the Building of Iron Works in this State . . . . . 24. 978-979
Chapter 35. An Act to erect and Establish an Academy in the County of Richmond . . . . . 24. 979-980
Chapter 36. An Act for Dividing the County of Rowan . . . . . 24. 980-982
Chapter 37. An Act to empower the County Court of Cumberland to appoint Inspectors for the Ware House built in Fayetteville by Roberson Mumford and James Porterfield, established by Act of Assembly, passed the twenty-ninth Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-five . . . . . 24. 982
Chapter 38. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “An Act for the better regulation of the Town of Fayetteville,” passed at Tarborough, in November, one thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-seven . . . . . 24. 982-984
Chapter 39. An Act to amend an Act, entitled “An Act for the Promotion of Learning in the District of Wilmington.” . . . . . 24. 984-985
Chapter 40. An Act to Annext Part of Brunswick County to the County of New Hanover . . . . . 24. 985
Chapter 41. An Act to enable John M'Gee to Inherit and Recover the Estate of his Reputed Brother, Jesse Steed, deceased . . . . . 24. 986
Chapter 42. An Act for erecting a Town on the Lands of Thomas Douggan, in Randolph County . . . . . 24. 986-988
Chapter 43. An Act to Amend an Act, entitled “An Act to amend an Act, entitled An Act to remove all Disabilities from Simon Cleary, and others therein named.” . . . . . 24. 988
Chapter 44. An Act to Annext Part of Bladen County to Robeson County, and to amend an Act, entitled “An Act to divide the County of Bladen.” . . . . . 24. 988-989
Chapter 45. An Act to Empower the County Court of Rockingham to lay a further Tax to Reimburse the Commissioners the Money by them Expended in erecting the Court-House, Prison and Stocks in said County . . . . . 24. 989-990
Chapter 46. An Act empowering Thomas Johnston, late Sheriff of Onslow County, his Heirs, Executors or Administrators, to collect the Sinking Fund Tax due from that County for the Year 1786, and for giving him
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or them a longer Time to Collect and Settle for the Same, and for Extending this Act to the Counties therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 990
Chapter 47. An Act to Appoint Commissioners to Superintend the Building a Prison and Stocks for the District of Fayetteville, and to levy a Tax in the Counties within the said District, for defraying the Expences there . . . . . 24. 990-991
Chapter 48. An Act to amend an Act passed at Hillsborough, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-three, entitled “An Act to vest certain Lands in Fee Simple in Richard Henderson and others.” . . . . . 24. 991
Chapter 49. An Act to Establish a Town Already Laid Off at the Court-House in Robeson County, by the name of Lumberton . . . . . 24. 992
Chapter 50. An Act to Establish the Town Already Laid Off at the Court-House in Caswell County . . . . . 24. 992-993
Chapter 51. An Act to Authorize and Enable John Colson to return into this State, and Exercise the Privileges therein mentioned . . . . . 24. 993-994

1789 (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act Directing the Manner of Electing Representatives to represent this State in Congress . . . . . 25. 1-3
Chapter 2. An Act Directing the Mode of Choosing Senators to Represent This State in the Congress of the United States . . . . . 25. 3-4
Chapter 3. An Act for the Purpose of Ceding to the United States of America Certain Western Lands Therein Described . . . . . 25. 4-6
Chapter 4. An Act to Repeal Part of an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Explain an Act Directing the Duty of Naval Officers and all Masters of Vessels Coming Into the Ports or Inlets of this State,” and to Amend the Navigation Law for Cape Fear River . . . . . 25. 6-7
Chapter 5. An Act Providing Means for the Payment of the Domestic Debt, for Appropriating Certain Monies Therein Mentioned; and to Amend an Act Passed the Last Session of the General Assembly, Entitled, “An Act for Levying a Tax for the Support of Government, and for the Redemption of the old Paper Currency, Continental Money, Specie and Other Certificates . . . . . 25. 7-9
Chapter 6. An Act for Procuring Testimony Concerning the Accounts of This State Against the United States 25. 9-10
Chapter 7. An Act to Repeal Part of an Act, Entitled “An Act Once More to Extend An Act, Entitled 'An Act to Pardon and Consign to Oblivion the Offences and Misconduct of Certain Persons in the Counties of Washington, Sullivan, Green and Hawkins.'” . . . . . 25. 10
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Chapter 8. An Act to Prevent the Exportation of Raw Hides, Pieces of Hides of Neat Cattle, and Calf-Skins, and also of Beaver, Racoon and Fox Furs . . . . . 25. 10-11
Chapter 9. An Act for Granting to the Inhabitants of Tyrrel County a privilege of Holding Separate Elections for Members of Assembly . . . . . 25. 11-12
Chapter 10. An Act to Empower the Wardens of the Poor for the County of Currituck to Lay a Tax to Enable Them to Settle the Arrears Due from Said County to Persons Who Have Supported the Poor . . . . . 25. 12
Chapter 11. An Act for Levying a Tax in the District of Salisbury for Finishing the Court House and Repairing the Gaol for the said District . . . . . 25. 12
Chapter 12. An Act for Altering the Name of James Rousom to that of James Long . . . . . 25. 13
Chapter 13. An Act to Annex the County of Anson to Fayetteville District, and to Regulate the Appointment of Jurors to Fayetteville Court . . . . . 25. 13
Chapter 14. An Act for Dividing the County of Surry Into Two Distinct Counties, and for Other Purposes . . . . . 25. 13-15
Chapter 15. An Act Directing the Sale of the County Buildings in Surry, and to Alter the Times of Holding Several County Courts in This State . . . . . 25. 15-16
Chapter 16. An Act the Better to Regulate the Inspection of Tobacco in this State . . . . . 25. 16-17
Chapter 17. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act to Prevent the Exportation of Unmerchantable Commodities.” . . . . . 25. 18
Chapter 18. An Act for the Promotion of Learning in the County of Currituck, and to Amend the Wilmington Academy Law . . . . . 25. 19-20
Chapter 19. An Act to Ratify the Amendments to the Constitution of the United States . . . . . 25. 20-21
Chapter 20. An Act to Establish a University in this State . . . . . 25. 21-24
Chapter 21. An Act for Raising a Fund for Erecting the Buildings and for the Support of the University of North Carolina . . . . . 25. 24-25
Chapter 22. An Act to Alter the Time of Electing the Members of the General Assembly of this State . . . . . 25. 25
Chapter 23. An Act to amend an Act, entitled, “An Act concerning Proving of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration, and to Prevent Frauds in the Management of Intestates Estates.” . . . . . 25. 26-27
Chapter 24. An Act to amend and Enlarge an Act Passed at Tarborough, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-seven, Entitled “An Act Authorizing and Empowering the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to Divide and Appropriate the Real Estate of Intestates.” . . . . . 25. 27-28
Chapter 25. An Act to Establish the Title of Certain Lands therein Mentioned . . . . . 25. 28
Chapter 26. An Act to Enable Thomas Callender, Acting Executor of the Last Will of Parker Quince, late of
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New Hanover County, Deceased, and the Other Person Therein Named, to Make Sale of Certain Lands and Tenements, Part of the Residuary Estate of the said Parker Quince . . . . . 25. 28-29
Chapter 27. An Act to Incorporate a Society of Persons by the Name of Centre Benevolent Society . . . . . 25. 29-30
Chapter 28. An Act to Alter the Names of Nancy, John and Keziah Lytle, Children of Sarah Nichols, Formerly Sarah Lytle, of the Town of Hillsborough . . . . . 25. 30-31
Chapter 29. An Act Directing the Sale of the Salt Licks and Springs, with the Adjoining Land Within the District of Mero . . . . . 25. 31-33
Chapter 30. An Act for Erecting a Town on the Lands of Fergus Sloan, in Iredell County, and to Amend an Act for the Division of Rowan County . . . . . 25. 33-34
Chapter 31. An Act for laying off a Town on the Lands of John Marriner, in Tyrrel County . . . . . 25. 34-35
Chapter 32. An Act to Empower Certain Persons therein named to Receive, Sue for and Recover all Such Bequests, Donations, Benefactions and other Things, as have heretofore been Bequeathed, Given, or Made by any Person or Persons whatsoever, for the Use of the Congregation or Society of the Episcopal Communion of New Bern . . . . . 25. 35-36
Chapter 33. An Act to Invest an Indefeasible Right of Inheritance in Charles, Alley and Prudence Oggs, the Surviving Natural Children of John Oggs, of the County of Pasquotank, of such Property as was Bequeathed to them and their Deceased Brother Jesse Oggs . . . . . 25. 36-37
Chapter 34. An Act to Repeal Part of the Twentieth Clause of an Act, passed at Hillsborough in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled “An Act to Prevent the Exportation of Unmerchantable Commodities . . . . . 25. 37
Chapter 35. An Act to Emancipate Certain Negroes Therein Mentioned . . . . . 25. 37
Chapter 36. An Act to Add Part of Bladen County to Cumberland . . . . . 25. 38
Chapter 37. An Act to Vest in Jeremiah and Robert Field an Indefeasible Right to such Property as was Granted to them by their Father William Field in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-six . . . . . 25. 38-39
Chapter 38. An Act to Pardon John Bradley, of the Town of Wilmington . . . . . 25. 39
Chapter 39. An Act to Amend an Act, entitled “An Act Directing the Mode of Proceeding Against the Real Estate of Deceased Debtors, where the Personal Estate is Insufficient for the Payment of the Debts . . . . . 26. 39-41
Chapter 40. An Act for raising a Revenue for the Payment of the Civil List, and Contingent Charges of Government
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for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety . . . . . 25. 41
Chapter 41. An Act for the More Easy Redemption of Mortgages . . . . . 25. 41-42
Chapter 42. An Act to Establish the Lines of a certain Tract of Land granted unto Charles Gerrard . . . . . 25. 42-43
Chapter 43. An Act to Annex Part of Burke County to the County of Wilkes . . . . . 25. 43
Chapter 44. An Act to authorize James Billingsby to execute a Deed or Deeds of Conveyance, agreeable to a Power of Attorney and the Last Will and Testament of William Rea, late of Guilford County, deceased . . . . . 25. 44
Chapter 45. An Act to repeal Part of an Act passed at New Bern, entitled “An Act to Divide the District of Morgan.” . . . . . 25. 44
Chapter 46. An Act to Establish a Public Inspection of Tobacco in Clarksville, in the County of Tennessee . . . . . 25. 44-45
Chapter 47. An Act to Erect a Public Provision Store on the Frontier of the County of Hawkins, for the Accommodation of the Cumberland Guard . . . . . 25. 45
Chapter 48. An Act to Amend and Enlarge an Act passed at Hillsborough, in April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, entitled “An Act to enable Mary Dowd to Sue for and Recover to her own Use, and the Use of her Children by her Husband Conner, and all other Things in Action which said Conner Dowd might lawfully sue for and recover, were he a Citizen of this State and Entitled to the Benefits of its Laws . . . . . 25. 46
Chapter 49. An Act to Confirm unto Benjamin Williams an Indefeasible Title to a certain Piece of Land in Brunswick County; and for making Conformable to the Plan the Courses of a Tract of Land containing Five Thousand Acres in Hawkins County, situate on the North Side of Clinch River and on both sides of Emery River, granted to James Glasgow; and the Courses of a Tract of Land in Jones County, lying on Crooked Run, containing Six Hundred and Forty Acres, granted to Abraham Buffet . . . . . 25. 46-47
Chapter 50. An Act to enable William Beaty, Administrator of the Estate of James White late of Bladen County, deceased, to sell the Lands and Tenements herein mentioned . . . . . 25. 47-48
Chapter 51. An Act to vest certain Lands therein mentioned in the Monthly Meeting of the People called Quakers, of New Garden, in Guilford County . . . . . 25. 48
Chapter 52. An Act for erecting and establishing a Town at Hawkins Court-House . . . . . 25. 49
Chapter 53. An Act for cutting a Canal from Juniper Bay to Mattamuskeet Lake, in Hyde County . . . . . 25. 49-50
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Chapter 54. An Act for establishing two Places for holding General Musters in the Counties of Wilkes, Burke and Rutherford, and the Place of holding Courts Martial; and for altering the Manner of holding Elections of Members to represent said Counties in the General Assembly . . . . . 25. 50-51
Chapter 55. An Act to Empower the County Court of Pitt to Lay a Tax Annually for the Purpose of building a Court-house, Prison and Stocks, and for keeping the Same in Repair . . . . . 25. 51-52
Chapter 56. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act for Directing the Method of Appointing Jurors in all Causes, Civil and Criminal,” Passed at Halifax, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-nine . . . . . 25. 52
Chapter 57. An Act Directing the Manner of Issuing Process in Sundry Cases Arising in the Courts of Law and Equity, to direct the Manner of Proceeding on Assigned or Indorsed Bills, Bonds and Notes Under Seal, to Direct How Joint Obligations Shall Survive; and to Repeal an Act for Calling Forth the Militia to Assist in Executing Civil Process, and to Prevent Abatements and Discontinuances in Certain Cases . . . . . 25. 53-54
Chapter 58. An Act to Erect a Light-House on Ocacock Island. 25. 54-55
Chapter 59. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at New Bern, in November, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled “An Act to Explain, Amend and Supply the Deficiencies of an Act Passed at Hillsborough, Entitled “An Act to Regulate the Descent of Real Estates, to Do Away Entails, to Make Provision for Widows, and to Prevent Frauds in the Execution of last Wills and Testaments; and for Directing how Deeds of Gift and Bills of Sales of Slaves Shall be Executed, Authenticated and Perpetuated . . . . . 25. 56
Chapter 60. An Act Directing the Mode of Raising a Fund in the Several Ports of This State for the Support of Sick Seamen, and the Manner of Appropriating the Same . . . . . 25. 56-57
Chapter 61. An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Pot-Ash. 25. 57-58
Chapter 62. An Act Directing the Collectors of Imposts and Other Duties to Collect the Same for the Use of This State, Until the Congress of the United States Shall Make Provision for that Purpose; and to repeal an Act Passed at Hillsborough, in April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four . . . . . 25. 58
Chapter 63. An Act for the Relief of Such Persons Who May be Wounded by the Indians Within the District of Mero, and for Other Purposes . . . . . 25. 58-59
Chapter 64. An Act Directing Returns to Be Made of the Taxable Property in the Middle District of Anson County, for the Year 1788 . . . . . 25. 59
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Chapter 65. An Act to Repeal Part of an Act, Entitled, “An Act for Appointing an Agent, and Holding a Treaty With the Cherokee Indians, and for Other Purposes.” . . . . . 25. 59
Chapter 66. An Act to Amend the Several Acts of the General Assembly for Establishing a Court of Law and Equity in the County of Davidson, and Erecting the District of Mero, and to Make Provision for the Judge of Mero District . . . . . 25. 60
Chapter 67. An Act to Repeal the Sixty-Fifth Section of An Act Passed at New Bern, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy-Seven, Entitled “An Act for Establishing Courts of Law, and for Regulating the Proceedings Therein.” . . . . . 25. 60
Chapter 68. An Act to Empower the Wardens of the Poor for the Counties of Franklin, Orange and Surry, to Build a House or Houses for the Reception of the Poor; and for Amending Wilmington Town Law. 25. 60-62
Chapter 69. An Act Allowing a Longer Time for Surveying Lands Entered in the Office kept by John Armstrong,, Military Warrants and Pre-emption Rights . . . . . 25. 62
Chapter 70. An Act to Revive and Continue in Force, so far as Respects the Counties of Johnston, Bladen, Robeson and Guilford, an Act Passed in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eight-Seven, Entitled “An Act to Empower the Several County Courts Therein Mentioned to Lay a Tax, Not Exceeding Three Years, for the Purpose of Erecting or Repairing the Court-House, Prison and Stocks When Necessary, and for Defraying the Contingent Charges of the County.” . . . . . 25. 62
Chapter 71. An Act to Prescribe the Mode of Paying the Militia Officers and Soldiers for Their Services on an Expedition Carried on Against the Chicamoga Indians by Brigadier General Joseph Martin, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight . . . . . 25. 62-63

1790. (NOVEMBER SESSION).
Chapter 1. An Act to Amend An Act, Entitled, “An Act Directing the Manner of Electing Representatives to Represent this State in Congress . . . . . 25. 64-65
Chapter 2. An Act to Cede and Vest in the United States of America the Lands Therein Mentioned, for the Purpose of Building Light-Houses . . . . . 25. 65
Chapter 3. An Act to Amend An Act, Entitled, “An Act for Establishing Courts of Law and Regulating the Proceeding Therein,” and Another Act, Entitled, “An Act for Giving an Equity Jurisdiction to the Superior Courts” . . . . . 25. 65-67
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Chapter 4. An Act to Enable the Wardens of the Poor for the Counties of Pasquotank and Carteret, to Build Houses Respectively for the Reception of the Poor of the Said Counties, and for Laying a Tax to Defray the Expence Thereof . . . . . 25. 68-69
Chapter 5. An Act to Keep Open Rockfish Creek, in Cumberland County, From Its Mouth to the Forks Thereof . . . . . 25. 69
Chapter 6. An Act to Prevent any Person Who Now Does, or Who May Hereafter, Hold any Office, Appointment or Authority under the Federal Government, From Being Eligible to a Seat in the General As-Assembly of This State, and to Prevent any Person from Holding or Exercising any Office or Appointment Under the Authority of the said State, So Long as They Continue to Hold or Exercise any Office or Appointment Under the Authority of the United States . . . . . 25. 69-70
Chapter 7. An Act to alter the Time of Holding the Several County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions therein mentioned . . . . . 25. 70-71
Chapter 8. An Act to alter and amend the Acts for regulating the Pilotage and facilitating the Navigation of Cape Fear River . . . . . 25. 71-73
Chapter 9. An Act to Alter the Mode of Swearing Petit Jurors in the Courts of Law in this State . . . . . 25. 73
Chapter 10. An Act to Carry Into Effect a Resolution of Congress, Passed the Twenty-ninth Day of September, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-nine . . . . . 25. 73-74
Chapter 11. An Act to Restrain all Married Persons from Marrying Again Whilst Their Former Wives or Former Husbands are Living . . . . . 25. 74
Chapter 12. An Act to Alter the Mode of Punishment for Horse-Stealing . . . . . 25. 74-75
Chapter 13. An Act Directing the Manner in Which the Real Soldier or Honest Claimant, Among Those who had Military Accounts Settled at Warrenton, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Six, Shall Obtain Certificates, and Making Provision for Such Claimants Whose Accounts are Yet Unsettled, and Directing the Manner in Which Certain Certificates Therein Mentioned Shall be Received at the Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office . . . . . 25. 75-76
Chapter 14. An Act to Repeal an Act Providing Means for the Payment of the Domestic Debt, for Appropriating Certain Monies therein Mentioned, and to Amend an Act Passed the Last Session of the General Assembly, Entitled, An Act for Levying a Tax for the Support of Government and for the Redemption of old Paper Currency, Continental
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Money, Specie and Other Certificates, and also Part of Another Act, Entitled, An Act for Opening the Land-Office for the Redemption of Specie and Other Certificates, and Discharging the Arrears Due to the Army . . . . . 25. 77
Chapter 15. An Act Empowering the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions to Direct the Secretary of State to Correct Certain Patents or Grants Therein Described, When There Have Been Errors by the Surveyor in Making the Returns, or by the Secretary in Issuing the same . . . . . 25. 77-78
Chapter 16. An Act for Raising a Revenue for the Payment of the Civil List and Contingent Charges of Government, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One, and to Repeal Part of an Act Passed at New Bern, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled, “An Act for Raising a Public Revenue for the Support of Government,” and to Repeal an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Suppress Excessive Gaming.” . . . . . 25. 78-79
Chapter 17. An Act to Continue in Force an Act, Passed at Fayetteville, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight, Entitled, “An Act for the Relief of Persons Who Have Suffered or May Suffer by the Grants, Deeds, Mesne Conveyances, and Other Instruments of Writing, Not Being Proved or Registered Within the Time Heretofore Appointed by Law . . . . . 25. 80
Chapter 18. An Act to Repeal Part of the Second and Fifth Sections of an Act of the General Assembly, Passed at New Bern, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled, “An Act for Raising a Revenue for the Support of Government,” and to Repeal an Act Entitled, “An Act to Suppress Excessive Gaming;” and also One Other Act Passed at Fayetteville, in November, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Six, Entitled, “An Act to Impose a Duty on all Slaves Brought Into This State by Land or Water. 25. 80
Chapter 19. An Act for Altering the Time of the Annual Meeting of the General Assembly of this State . . . . . 25. 80-81
Chapter 20. An Act to Authorize the Constables to Serve Warrants and Other Process as Therein Directed, on Rivers, Bays or Creeks, Within the State . . . . . 25. 81
Chapter 21. An Act to Revive and Continue in Force an Act, Entitled, “An Act to Empower the Several County Courts Therein Mentioned to Lay a Tax Annually, not Exceeding Three Years, for the Purpose of Erecting or Repairing the Court-House, Prison and Stocks in Each County When Necessary, and for Defraying the Contingent Charges of the Counties Passed at Fayetteville, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Six . . . . . 25. 81
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Chapter 22. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, “An Act Directing the Mode of Raising a Fund in the Several Ports of Entry in This State for the Support of Sick Seamen, and the Manner of Appropriating the Same, Passed at Fayetteville, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine . . . . . 25. 81-82
Chapter 23. An Act for Altering the Time for Holding the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter-Sessions for the Counties of Franklin and Iredell . . . . . 25. 82
Chapter 24. An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled, An Act to Empower the County Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the Several Counties in this State to Order the laying Out Public Roads, and to Establish and Settle Ferries, and to Appoint Where Bridges Shall be Built, and to Clear Inland Navigation . . . . . 25. 82-83
Chapter 25. An Act to Repeal all Acts, Clauses and Parts of Acts of the General Assembly of this State, as Relates to Classing Tobacco . . . . . 25. 83
Chapter 26. An Act for Cutting a Navigable Canal from the Waters of Pasquotank River in This State, to the Waters of Elizabeth River in the State of Virginia . . . . . 25. 83-93
Chapter 27. An Act for Building a Court-house in the town of Hillsborough, for the District of Hillsborough . . . . . 25. 93-94
Chapter 28. An Act to authorize Henry Emanuel Lutterloh to raise by way of Lottery a sum sufficient to enable him to bring into this State foreigners who are Artisans in various Branches of Business . . . . . 25. 94-95
Chapter 29. An Act to Regulate and fix the price for Inspecting and Coopering Tobacco at Fayetteville . . . . . 25. 95-96
Chapter 30. An Act to Establish a town at the Place fixed upon for the Court-House in the County of Stokes . . . . . 25. 96-97
Chapter 31. An Act for Building a Court-House in the town of Wilmington, for the District of Wilmington, and to Empower the Justices of New Hanover County to Increase the County Tax . . . . . 25. 97-98
Chapter 32. An Act to Make Cross Creek Navigable . . . . . 25. 98-99
Chapter 33. An Act for the Inspection of Tobacco on Dan River, on the Land of Thomas Harrison, in Caswell County . . . . . 25. 99
Chapter 34. An Act for Vesting the Property of Certain Negroes in the Heirs of Mark Newby . . . . . 25. 100
Chapter 35. An Act to Establish the Titles of Several Tracts of Lands in Simon, David, William, Jonathan and Polly Turner . . . . . 25. 100
Chapter 36. An Act for the Relief of Thomas Ridge . . . . . 25. 101
Chapter 37. An Act to Alter the Names of Certain Persons therein mentioned . . . . . 25. 101
Chapter 38. An Act directing the Entry Taker of Rutherford county to Deliver Certain Warrants therein mentioned to the Surveyor of the said County . . . . . 25. 101-102
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Chapter 39. An Act to Authorize the Commissioners of the Town of Edenton, to Grant Doctor Samuel Dickinson a certain Water Lot in the Said Town . . . . . 25. 102
Chapter 40. An Act to Amend an Act Passed at Fayetteville, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight Entitled, “An Act to Authorize and Enable John Colson to return to this State and Exercise the Privileges Therein Mentioned . . . . . 25. 102-103
Chapter 41. An Act for Making Conformable to the Plan, the Second Courses of a Tract of Land Lying in Jones County Formerly Craven, Granted by a Patent to John Richards, Bearing Date the Twenty-Fourth Day of November, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty-Eight, containing Three Hundred Acres Lying on Both Sides of Trent River . . . . . 25. 103
Chapter 42. An Act to Amend an Act, Passed at Hillsborough, in April, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled, “An Act to Encourage Enoch Sawyer to Make a Road Through Pasquotank River Swamp Opposite His Plantation . . . . . 25. 103-104
Chapter 43. An Act to Establish the Tobacco Warehouse now Building by James Ritchie and John Winslow, at Fayetteville and to Empower the County Court to Appoint Inspectors to the Same . . . . . 25. 104
Chapter 44. An Act to Confirm Unto Thomas Pool Williams, of Currituck County, an Indefeasible Title to Two Acres of Land at Bellville, in Currituck County. 25. 104-105
Chapter 45. An Act to Vest the Property of Certain Lots of Land Situated in the Town of Tarborough, in Edmund Hall and His Heirs . . . . . 25. 105
Chapter 46. An Act to Repeal the Fifth and Sixth Sections of an Act, Passed at Hillsborough, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled, “An Act to Amend an Act Entitled, 'An Act for the Regulation of the Town of Wilmington.'” 25. 105
Chapter 47. An Act to Establish Two Places in the County of Caswell for the Purpose of Holding Two General Musters Therein . . . . . 25. 106-107
Chapter 48. An Act to Empower the County Court of Rockingham to Lay a Further Tax to Reimburse the Commissioners the Money by Them Expended in Erecting the Court-House, Prison and Stocks in the Said County . . . . . 25. 106
Chapter 49. An Act to Amend an Act, Passed at Hillsborough, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Four, Entitled, An “Act for Extending the Navigation of Roanoke River . . . . . 25. 107
Chapter 50. An Act to Establish an Inspection of Tobacco at the Ferry of Thomas Eaton on Roanoke . . . . . 25. 107-108
Chapter 51. An Act to Amend an Act Entitled “An Act to Appoint Commissioners to Superintend the Building a Prison and Stocks for the District of Fayetteville,
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and to Levy a Tax in the Counties Within Mentioned for Defraying the Expenses thereof, Passed at Fayetteville in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Eight . . . . . 25. 108
Chapter 52. An Act for Granting to the Inhabitants of Rowan County, Living Between the North and South Forks of the Yadkin River, the Privilege of Holding Separate General Musters . . . . . 25. 108-109
Chapter 53. An Act to Appoint Commissioners to Direct and Establish a Gap or Slope at the Mill Dam of Samuel High, at the Falls of Neuse River, in Wake County, and to Repeal so Much of an Act, Passed at Tarborough, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven, as Comes Within the Purview of This Act . . . . . 25. 109
Chapter 54. An Act Directing the Time and Place of Holding the Annual Elections in the County of Hyde . . . . . 25. 110
Chapter 55. An Act to Authorize William M'Clellan, of the County of Rockingham, to Extend a Mill Dam Across Mayo River . . . . . 25. 110
Chapter 56. An Act to Vest the title of a Piece or Parcel of Land, In Granville County, in James Forsyth, and His Heirs in Fee Simple . . . . . 25. 110-111
Chapter 57. An Act to Empower Etheldred, Ruffin, Thomas Branton, Willoughby Williams and Hymeric Hooker, the Securities of Benjamin Caswell, Late Sheriff of the County of Dobbs, to Collect and Account for the Taxes Due from the Inhabitants of the Said County for the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Nine . . . . . 25. 111-112
Chapter 58. An Act to Establish a Town at the Place Fixed Upon for the Court-House in the County of Surry, and for Adding Two More Commissioners to Those Heretofore Appointed for Fixing the Public Buildings in Said County . . . . . 25. 112-113
Chapter 59. An Act to Alter the Place of Holding the County Court of Hyde County, from Woodstock to Bell's Bay or Jasper's Creek, in Said County, and to Erect a new Court-House, Prison and Stocks . . . . . 25. 113-114
Chapter 60. An Act to Empower James Craige, Guardian of the Orphans of David Craige, of Rowan County, Deceased, to Sell and Dispose of Part of the Real Estate of the Said David Craige, for the Payment of a Debt Due by Him to the Public . . . . . 25. 114-115