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AN ACT to regulate Trade in Bath County
Whereas Very great Complaints are made by the Inhabitants of Bath County of great Hardships they lie under thrô the
Imposition of Traders of Vessells to those parts who going from House to House with their said Vessells without any Settled
or Constant rate observed in the Sale of their goods Exact according to the necessity of the Buyer who being unwilling to
loose the Oppertunity as not knowing any Certain place where he may be Supplyed with goods or when any Vessell may
come to his House again is Constrained to Comply with the Extravagant Demands of Traders.
Wherefore for the prevention of Such Extrotions for the future and for regulating the Trade of the Said County by
Assertaining particular and Concenient places in the Several Districts of the Said County for the Sale of Forreign goods and
Comodities
Be it Enacted by his Excellencey the Palentine and the rest of the true and Absolute Lords and Proprietors of the province of
Carolina by and with the advise and Consent of the rest of the members of this Generall Assembly now met at Edenton for
the North East part of the said province And it is hereby Enacted that from and after Ten months after the Ratification of this
Act no person whatsoever who is not an Inhabitant of this Country Shall Sell or Expose to Sale any foreign goods in Bath
County in Any other than in the particular places following. Videlicet At Bath Town at the Plantation of Mr. Churchell
Readings on the South Side of Pamplico River, at a place Called Southwells Town at Bear River in Beauford Precint, at the
Plantation of Emanuel Cleaves late Deceased in Hyde precint at Newbourn Town and at the Plantation of Jacob Sheets at
Beards Creek on the North side of nuse River and at Smiths Creek on the South side of nuse River and at Jones’s Plantation
on Adams Creek on the South side of Nuse River in Craven Precint at Beaufort Town in Carteret and that no Inhabitant
whatsoever Shall Sell or Expose to Sale any Forreign goods in any Vessell whatsoever nor at any place whatsoever in the
said County other than at the particular places aforementioned or at his own house and whosoever Shall Sell or Expose to
Sale any forreign goods at any place in the said County Contrary to the Directions of this Act Shall for every Such sale of
Goods or breach of this Act forfeit the Sume of Fifty pounds on half to the publick Treasurer for the use of the Publick, the
other Half to him or them that Shall Sue for the Same to be recovered by Action of Debt Bill, Plaint or Information to be
recovered in any Court of record in this Government provided the Same be Sued for within Twelve months after the Sale of
the Said goods Provided also and it is to be understood that this Act Shall not Extend further then the northside Wetock River
and that no person Selling any goods to the Southward of that River Shall be Lyable to the penalty of this Act any thing in the
said Act to the Contrary Notwithstanding Provided also that this Act continue in force no longer than to the next Bienniel
Assembly.
NYHS, pp. 305-306.
To be in force only “to the next Biennial Assembly.”
AN ACT for the Encouragement of the Tanning Leather in this Province
Whereas Several persons who have Endeavoured to Set up and Carry on the Tanners business in this province have been
Discouraged and frustrated in their Attempts not being able to procure a Sufficient quantity of Hydes they being all bought up
and Exported to foreign parts which has Occasioned great Scarcity of Leather and Oblidges us to purchase it (after it is
Tann’d and workt up by our neighboring provinces) at Extravagant rates
For prevention thereof for the future and for the Encouragement of Tanner and Shoemakers among us
Be it Enacted by his Excellency the Palatine and the rest of the true and absolute Lords proprietors of the province of
Carolina by and with the advice and consent of the rest of the Members of this General Assembly now met at Edenton for the
North East part of the said province And it is hereby Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That from and after the Ratification
of this Act no raw or untand Hyde of any Neat Cattle, nor any raw untand Skinn of any Horse or Mare of any Caulf, Dog,
Wolf, Bear or Panther Shall be Exported or Carried out of this province by Land or by Water by any person or persons
whatsoever untill he or they Shall have paid the Impost or Duty of Twenty Shillings for Each and every Hyde of any Bull
Steer or Cow raw or untanned and for each and every Skin of any Horse or mare raw or untanned and the Impost or Duty of
Ten Shillings for Each and every Skinn of any Caulf, Dog, Wolf, Bear or Panther to the respective Officer of the Several
Ports or Districts within this province which by this Law Shall be appointed to receive the Same and to Seale or mark the
Hyde or Skin for which Such Impost or Duty Shall be paid and the monys received by this Impost or Duty Shall be paid to
the Publick Treasurer for the use of the Publick by the respective Officers receiving the Same.
Be it further Enacted that in Each and every Port of this Government the publick receiver of the Powder Monys Shall and is
hereby Impowred and required to receive the impost or Duty on all Hydes and Skines According to the Directions of this Act,
upon Offer or Tender made to him by the person or persons about to Export the Same and after the receipt of the Duty as
aforesaid, He Shall on the said Hyde or Skin by burning with a Brand Iron Seal or affix these Two Letters Videlicet N C and
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