Shall before his giving a Certificate to any Master of any Vessell of his haveing paid the Impost or powder money
Administer to the Said master an Oath in these Words Videlicet I: A:B: Master of the Vessell called [blank] do Sware that
there is not on Board my Said Vessell any raw or untaned Hyde or Hydes of any Bull Steer or Cow nor any raw or untand
Skin or Skines of any Horse Mare, Calf Dog, Wolf, Bear or Panther, for which the Lawfull Duties are not paid and that I will
not Directly nor indirectly carry out any Such Hyde or Hydes Skin or Skines on Board my Said Vessell untill the Duties Shall
be first paid as aforesaid.
Upon which Oath the Powder receiver Shall togeather with a Certificate of his haveing paid the powder money give him a
Certificate to the Collector or Naval Officer of his having taken the Oath aforesaid.
And all Collectors or Naval Officers of any Port in this Government are hereby forbidden to Clear out any Vessells untill
Such Certificate Shall be first produced unto them by the master of the Said Vessell under the penalty of one Hundred pounds
to be forfeited by any Such Collector or Naval Officer who Shall Clear out any Vessell without Such Certificate first had,
One half thereof to the Publick Treasurer for the use of the Publick the Other half to the Informer to be recovered by Action
of Debt, Bill, Plaint or information in any Court of record in this Government Provided nevertheless that the Same be Sued
for within the Space of Twelve months after Exportation of the said Hyde, Hides, Skin or Skins.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that if any person or persons Shall carry or cause to be carried out of this
province, any raw or untanned Hyde of any Bull, Steer or Cow or the Skin of any Horse, Mare, Dog, Caulf, Wolf, Bear or
Panther raw or untanned which is not Sealed as aforesaid Such person or persons Shall forfeit the Sume of Five pounds for
Each and every Hyde or Skin togeather with the Hyde or Skin (if to be had) if not the value thereof one half whereof 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, in any Court of record in this Government provided nevertheless the Same be Sued
for within the Space of twelve months after Exportation of said Hyde or Skin.
And be it Further Enacted that every Powder Officer of every Port in this Government Shall after the Ratification of this Act
as Soon as may be and before he Shall Execute the Office or trust lodged in him by this Act take an Oath before Some
magestrate in this Government that he will not Seal or cause to be Sealed or marked any Hyde or Hydes Skin or Skins untill
the Impost or Duty Shall be paid unto him as is by this Act Directed.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid Jeremiah Veale be powder receiver for Port Roanoak That Mr. Edward
Salter be Powder receiver for Port Bath that Mr. Richard Russell be Powder receiver for Port Beaufort and Mr. Richard
Church be powder receiver for Port Coratocke who are hereby required with all Convenient Speed before they Enter on the
Execution of their Said Office to qualify themselves for the Same by takeing the Oaths by Law appointed and by giving Bond
for the Sum of Five hundred pounds Each to the Publick Treasurer for the use of the Publick with Condition that he Shall
faithfully performe his said Office and that he Shall Annually on the first Munday in June Accompt on Oath with the
Treasurer and pay in unto him the Ballance of the Said Accompts for the use of the publick which Accounts The publick
Treasurer is hereby required to lay before the Assembly at the next ensuing Sessions.
And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That upon the Death or Removal or other legall Incapacity of any
Powder receiver appointed by Vertue of this Act the Governour or Commander in Chief for the time being Shall with the
advise and consent of the Council appoint another in the Stead of Such Powder receiver, who giving Security to the Publick
Treasurer as is before by this Act Directed, Shall be Impowred to receive the Powder money, and all Other Impost to the Said
Office belonging till the next Bienniell meeting or untill the next Sessions of Assembly and no Longer. At which Bienniell
Meeting or next Session of Assembly which Shall first happen The Assembly Shall Nominate persons to Supply the places of
Such as Shall be Dead removed or otherwise rendered uncapable of Executing the said Office And be it further Enacted by
the Authority aforesaid that from and after the Ratification of this Act the Collector in each and every Port in this
Government Shall Annually deliver of Cause to be delivered to the Publick Treasurer on the first Munday in June the
Certificates or receipts of the Impost receiver which he Shall have received from each and every Master of Vessells upon his
Clearing out in Order for the Publick Treasurer to produce with his Accounts to the next Assembly. And the Said Collector
for Such his Trouble may receive from the publick Treasurer the Sume of One pound per Cent on all the Impost Duties Paid
in the Port whereof he is Collector.
NYHS, pp. 296-300.
Repealed in its entirety by an act of 1729 (below).
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 clean the several Rivers and Creeks within the same
Be it Enacted by his Excellency Gabriel Johnston Esqr. Governour the Council and Assembly, That the Justices of the
Several Precinct Courts in the County of Bath, shall have Power every year in Court to nominate and appoint so many
Commissioners as they shall think are necessary for laying out directing and manageing the Several Roads Highways and
Bridges, as also for clearing and keeping clean the several Rivers and Creeks within the precinct and Districts aforesaid; and
that the several Commissioners so appointed shall and are hereby impowered to meet at the several Court Houses or any such
other place as the majority of them shall think more convenient, and as often as they shall think proper, and that the several
Commissioners so appointed, or the majority so meet, be impowered to issue their Warrants directing any Constable or other