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...” ...y, he it further enacted, by the authority of resaid, . *y That if any person, taking upon himself to carry any vessel in tobacco to or from any of the said warehouses, in his bulk or par sloop, boat, or other vessel, for hire, shall presume to

*...* take on board, or permit or suffer to be taken on

*y * board, any tobacco whatsoever in bulk or parcels, such tobacco shall not only be forfeited, and may be • seized by any person or persons whatsoever; but the

master or skipper offending herein, shall forfeit and pay twenty shillings for every hundred pounds weight

io ... of such tobacco, and so proportionably for a greater and o: or lesser quantity: And the master or commander of and how to any ship or vessel, wherein any tobacco in bulk or parbe recover- cels shall be found, shall, over and above the forfeied. ture thereof, be subject and liable to the same penalty: to be recovered, if it doth not exceeed five pounds, before any two justices of the peace of any county,

\ one of them to be of the quorum, near the place where Every ser- such ship, sloop, boat, or other vessel shall lie; and if want on it exceeds five pounds, in any court of record by ac*i. tion of debt, wherein the plaintiff shall recover his fraud to be costs. And every servant, slave, or other person, whipt. employed in navigating such sloop, boat, or other ves* o sel, who shall connive at, or conceal the taking or re... ceiving on board any tobacco in bulk or parcel as aforeable to satis said, shall, by order of such justices, receive on his fy the penal- bare back, thirty nine lashes, well laid on: And if i.3. lou such sloop, boat, or other vessel, be under the care and .."; of management of a servant who cannot satisfy and pay fend a se- the said penalty, then such servant, and every other i. one, person employed under him, who shall be guilty of ... to conniving at, or concealing the taking on board topenalties. bacco in bulk or parcel as aforesaid, shall, upon complaint thereof made to any justice of the peace, have and receive, by order of the said justice, thirty nine lashes well laid on. And if any servant shall be again trusted with the care and management of any sloop, boat, or other vessel, and shall be convicted a second time of taking or receiving on board the same, any tobacco in bulk or parcel, contrary to the directions of this act, the owner of such servant shall forfeit and pay the like sum of twenty shillings for every, hundred pounds weight of such tobacco, so taken or received on board in bulk or parcel; and shall also forfeit and pay five shillings for every day such servant shall thereafter be employed as skipper or master of any sloop, boat, or other vessel, to him belonging: to be recovered and applied as aforesaid. VI. Provided always, That nothing herein before But tobacco contained, shall be construed to prohibit any person . ". from carrying, or causing to be carried to the said ...” warehouses, in any boat or other vessel, any tobacco houses, and in bulk, or parcels, for the payment of his or her le- from one wies, debts, or other duties; nor to prohibit any per- o son to put or take on board any sloop, boat, or other jo vessel, any hogsheads or casks of tobacco, to be water packed, sort. born to any warehouse or warehouses appointed by ed, "tood this act, so as the same be not carried out of the naval * * officer's district, wherein the said tobacco shall be made; nor to prohibit the owner of any tobacco to transport his crops, or any part thereof, in hogsheads or casks from one plantation to another, for the better handling or managing thereof; nor any purchaser of tobacco, from bringing the same by water to be repacked, sorted, stemmed, or prized, before the same be carried to the said warehouses, so as such last-mentioned tobacco be packed in hogsheads or casks: but But shall not no tobacco, on any pretence whatsoever, shall be car- i. ried or transported by water to be inspected, out of or passed” the district limited and appointed for the several naval out of the officers of this colony, wherein the same is or shall be o: unmade; or being so carried, shall not be inspected or ...?go.". passed by any inspectors, knowing the same to be the owner made out of such district, upon pain of forfeiting, by and inspecthe owner of such tobacco, and the inspectors who o: shall pass the same, twenty shillings for every hogs- ry nogshe head; to the informer. VII. Provided nevertheless, That it shall and may Inhabitants be lawful for the inhabitants of Fleet's-bay, on the ...” south side of Indian creek, in the county of Lancaster, *:::..." to carry their tobacco by water to the public ware-queak-bay, houses at Indian creek; and the inhabitants of War- where their risqueak-bay, and the parts adjacent, to carry their o: my tobacco to be passed at any warehouse in the upper j. nspectdistrict of James river. VIII. And be it further enacted, That every master Masters of of a ship or vessel wherein tobacco shall be laden, .o shall, at the time of clearing, deliver to the naval of manifests of ficer, two fair manifests of all the tobacco on board all the tobachis ship or vessel, expressing the marks and numbers . . o of every hogshead, and the tare and nett weight stamp-...”

ffi ed thereon, the person by whom shipped, and from **

what warehouse, and shall make oath thereto, and that the same is a just and true account of the marks, numbers, tare, and nett weight of each respective hogshead, as the same was taken down by the person or persons appointed by him to take the same, before the said tobacco was stowed away; and no ship or - vessel shall be cleared by the naval officer, before he One of shall have received such lists and manifests: one of which to be which said manifests shall, by the said naval officer, No. be annexed to such master’s certificate or clearance, and the ol to the end the same may be delivered to the chief offither trans, cer of the customs in such port or place where the said .# ** ship shall unlade; and the other of the said manifests .." shall, by the said naval officer, be transmitted to the toms. said chief officer of the customs by the next convenient opportunity. If any per- IX. And be it further enacted, That if the skipper o: of any sloop, boat, or other vessel, or other person or bacco to a persons to whom the care and management thereof public ware- shall be intrusted, shall land or put on shore any hogs*** head, cask, or package of tobacco, put on board the jo * same to be carried to any public warehouse, at any place, or put other place or places than the warehouse or wareit on board houses by this act appointed for the reception and ini. o, o spection of tobacco, or at some or one of them, or the i.n.d. wharfs or other landing to such warehouse or wareered at some houses belonging, or shall put the same on board any warehouse, other vessel, or suffer the same to be done, so as the *: . '..." same be not delivered at some of the said public wareany tobacco houses without fraud or imbezzlement, or shall open before or af any hogshead or cask of tobacco, so as aforesaid water §ow, born and landed, and take thereout any tobacco, bey. fore the same be viewed by the inspectors, according to the directions of this act, or after the same be viewed, shall fraudulently open any hogshead or cask, and take thereout any tobacco, every such offence shall be adjudged felony; and the offender or offenders shall suffer as in case of felony. Unless forc- X. Provided always, That nothing herein contain... by.... ed, shall be construed to prohibit the landing or put... *ting on shore any hogshead, cask, or package of toground, or bacco, out of any sloop, boat, or other vessel, which, the vessel by distress of weather, shall be forced on ground, or * !., become leaky, so as such landing be really and bona y, in which - - case it may fide for the preservation of the tobacco laden in such be landed vessel; and that the same be, with all convenient speed, carried thereafter to the warehouse or ship, (as the case shall be,) to which it was designed, without imbezzlement. XI. Provided also, That if, by any of the accidents - i rea -: If damaged aforesaid, or negligence of the master or skipper of;... any vessel, any tobacco which hath veen viewed and riage to the stamped, shall in its carriage to the ship in which it is ship, so that intended to be exported, receive so much damage as o: that the master of such ship will not receive it on ... board; every hogshead or cask of tobacco so damnifi- board, it ed shall, with all convenient speed, be carried to some shall be carwarehose appointed by this act, and there lodged un- ol. - - p til the owner of the said tobacco, or master of the ves- to be repack. sel in which it was damaged, shall have scharated the ed, weighed saune, and re-packed the good tobacco; and then the so same shall be weighed, and stamped with the weight, o by the inspectors attending such warehouse, without owner or fee or reward: But if the owner of such tobacco, or master fails the master of the vessel in which it was damaged, shall.i. fail or delay to separate and re-pack the same within i. §: ten days. then the inspectors at the warehouse where in 10 days, such damaged tobacco shall be landed, shall, and they the too. - - - * tors shall do are hereby required and enjoined, to separate, repack, ... weigh and stamp the same; and such inspectors shall cive a rehave and receive, of the owner of such tobacco, five ward. shillings for each hogshead or cask of tobacco; to be id by such owner before the said tobacco shall be delivered out for exportation. XII. And be it enacted, by the authority aforesaid, All tobacco That all tobacco which shall be brought to any of the shall be view. public warehouses herein after mentioned, shall be ed by two inviewed, examined, and inspected by two persons, to *P* be thereunto appointed, who shall be called inspectors; which said inspectors shall be appointed in the man. The manner ner following, that is to say: The courts of the seve- of appoint. ral counties within this colony wherein any of the ing them. public warehouses appointed by this act are established, shall and may, and they are hereby required, once in every year, and no oftener, at their respective county courts held in the months of August, or September, or one of them, to nominate and recommend to the governor or commander in chief for the time being, for so many officers of inspection as are or shall be in their respective counties, four fit and able persons, reputed to be skilful in tobacco, for the execution of the office of inspectors: And where two warehouses

under one and the same inspection, happen to lie in different counties, in that case the courts of each county shall nominate and recommend two for such inspection; which nomination the said courts shall cause to be entered upon record, and the clerks of the said courts shall, and they are hereby required, forthwith to transmit a certificate of the same to the secretary’s office: And out of the said four persons so nominated and recommended for each inspection, the governor and commander in chief, with advice and consent of the council, shall and may choose and appoint two, to - execute the office of inspectors at such inspection: And in default of such nomination and recommendation by the county courts, as aforesaid, the governor and commander in chief, with the like advice and consent, shall and may appoint such persons as he shall think fit, to be inspectors at such inspection for which no nomination or recommendation shall be made, as aforesaid: And also, in case of the death, resignation, or removal of any inspector, the governor or commander in chief shall and may appoint any person, named in the last recommendation from the county court, for that inspection where the vacancy shall happen, to succeed him, until the next nomination and 1 appointment of inspectors: But if either of the persons named in such last recommendation will not accept the said office, in that case the governor or commander in chief may appoint any other person he shall think fit. . Present in- XIII. Provided nevertheless, That the inspectors spectors “h who are now in office, shall continue to act without .." taking new commissions, 'til the tenth day of November next ber next. And for preventing the evil of buying and selling the said office of inspector, which hath heretofore been frequently practised, Penalties on , XIV. Be it further enacted, That if any inspector §. shall hereafter, accept, receive, or take, directly or uying and ;...1; - ji. their indirectly, any fee, gratuity, service, or reward whatoffice. soever, of any person, for resigning or giving up his office of inspector, he shall not only be for ever disabled from holding the like office, but, for such offence shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred pounds: to be recovered with costs, by action of debt, in any court of record within this dominion. And every person, offering and paying, directly or indirectly, any fee, service, gratuity, or reward whatsoever, to any

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