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former Acts of Assembly any Law usage or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding. And all and every Vessel or Vessels
arriving into any of the Ports aforesaid, the master or Commander shall pay or secure to the paid at or before the said Vessel
shall clear out to the Powder Receiver five Shillings Proclamation Money for every Ship or Vessel forgoing to Roanoak and
two Shillings and sixpence or Equivalent in Bill Money for every Ship or Vessel going to Bath Newbern or Beaufort for
every foot water his said Vessel shall Draw, which said money Deducting five per cent for receiving shall be paid on Demand
by the Powder Receiver of each Port to the Commissioners to be applied to the uses aforesaid, and the Comissioners are
hereby also liable to Account to the general Assembly when required Deducting their reasonable Expences and charge and
five per cent for their trouble which they are hereby empower'd to take and receive.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that upon the Death removal or Refusal of any of the aforesaid
Commissioners to Act, the Governour or Commander in Chief for the time being is hereby empower'd to appoint others in his
or their stead and Place.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that as soon as the Channel shall be Buoy'd and Beaconed from
Ocacock Inlet thrô the Swatch into Pamplico Sound, the Commissioners of Port Roanoak Port Bath and Newberne Town
shall divide and the respective Commissioners of each of the said Ports and Places shall apply the Powder Money of each
Port towards the Buoying and Beaconing the Channels to the respective Places aforesaid; but all Buoys and Beacons and all
other Necessary charges in keeping and maintaining the said Buoys and Beacons and facilitating the Navigation from
Ocacock Inlet through the Swatch, shall be paid and Defray'd equally out of the Powder Money of Port Bath and Port
Roanoak as also the Powder Money arising by any Vessel or Vessels coming into Nuce River.
And be it Further Enacted that if any Pilot or Pilots shall refuse to take the charge of any Vessel or Vessels, or shall Demand
and take any fee or Reward from the Master of any Vessel or any other Person whatsoever for doing his Duty imposed by
this Act, or what he shall agree to do with the Commissioners by Virtue of this Act, shall fordeit and pay the Sum of one
Hundred Pounds Proclamation Money to be recover'd and applied in Manner aforesaid.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that all the Powder Money which hereafter shall become due in the Port
Currituck shall be applied by the Commissioners appointed by this Act for such Purposes as they shall judge most Proper and
convenient for facilitating the Navigation thereof.
And be it Further Enacted that William Mackey Henry White and Stephen Williams be and are hereby appointed
Commissioners for the said Port who are hereby Vested with as full Power and Authority as is given by this Act to any of the
Commissioners herein before named and appointed.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that all the Powder Money which hereafter shall become due for
Vessels coming into Bear Inlet in Port Beaufort be applied by the Commissioners appointed by this Act for such Purposes as
they shall Judge most Proper and convenient for facilitating the Navigation thereof.
And be it Further Enacted that Abraham Mitchel John Dudley and John Huggins be and are hereby appointed Commissioners
for the said Inlet who are hereby Vested with as full Power and Authority as is given by this Act to any of herein before
nam'd and Appointed.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that all the Powder Money on Vessels which hereafter shall become due
for Vessels coming into the Port of Brunswick be applied by the Commissioners appointed by this Act for such Purposes as
they shall judge most Proper and convenient for facilitating the Navigation thereof.
And be it Further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid That Roger Moore Esqr. and William Dry Samuel Woodward Esqr.
Captain Edward Hyrne Captain James Jones be and are hereby appointed Commissioners for the said Port, who are hereby
Vested with as full Power and Authority as is given by this Act to any of the Commissioners herein before named and
appointed.
CO 5/333, fs. 24b-27
Repealed by an act of 1748. State Records, 23:296.
ACT to Establish Ports or Places of D[elivery of Merchandizes imported in,] and Exported out of
this Province and to prevent [the clandestine running of] uncustomed and Prohibited goods in the
Several [Ports thereof.]
Whereas it contributes greatly to the Increase of Trade a[torn] Ports or Places of Delivery where
Ships, Sloops and Other Deck’d Vessel [torn] And Whereas for want of such Ports or Places
[torn] Small Sloops [or] other Vessels Importing Cargoes of Little Value Run with their Vessels
into Small Rivers and C[torn] Rum, Punch, and Other Liquors, at Extravagant prices and thereby
Purchase a great part of Ou[torn] Produce for Little or Nothing to the great Prejudice of the
Inhabitants of this Province. And [torn] Vessels Loading and unloading Valuable Merchandizes
in the Same are Obliged to go up and D[torn] Rivers to unload and take in their Ladeing whereby
their Voyages are Rendred tedious Dilat[torn] -sive and Merchandizes are Sold at Dearer Rates
than if Certain Marts or Places of Delivery [torn] were Established to the great Discouragement
and preventing of Merchants and tradeing Men [torn] and Consequence Setling resideing and
Dealing in this Province And also the great Lessning of [torn] Revenue by the Clandistine
Running unaccustomed goods to the Ruine and prejudice of [torn] all Commerce. Therefore the
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