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(title page) A Bill to Limit the Production of Cotton and Tobacco in the Year 1864.
North Carolina. General Assembly. House of Commons.
Raleigh, N. C.
W. W. Holden, Printer to the State
Call number VCp633, 1863 (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Introduced by Mr. PEEBLES of Northampton.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the
2 State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby enacted by the authority
3 of the same, That no person shall produce, or cause
4 to be produced in the year 1864, more than twenty-eight
5 hundred pounds of cotton in the seed; and no person shall
6 produce, or cause to be produced in said year, more than
7 eight hundred pounds of leaf tobacco.
SEC. 2. Be it further enacted, That all the cotton and
2 tobacco produced in said year over and above the aforesaid
3 quantity, shall be delivered by the producer, on or
4 before the first day of December, 1864, to the sheriff of
5 the county in which the same shall have been produced,
6 to and for the use and benefit of the State. The sheriff
7 shall sell the same, under the same rules that govern him
8 in the sale of goods and chattels under execution; and
9 shall pay into the Public Treasury of the State the proceeds
10 arising from said sale, less per centum of the
11 same, which he may retain in compensation for his
SEC. 3. Be it further enacted, That any person violating
2 this bill shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
3 upon indictment and conviction, shall forfeit all the cotton
4 and tobacco produced, or caused to be produced by him
5 or her in said year; and, in addition thereto, shall be fined
6 in a sum equal to the then market value of all the cotton
7 and tobacco produced or caused to be produced by him or
8 her in said year. The cotton forfeited as aforesaid shall
9 be for the use of the State, and shall be sold as aforesaid.
10 The fine shall be for the use of the county in which the
11 indictment originated.