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ets; and every such receiver shall, and he is hereby
until the said tickets shall be drawn, as is herein af-
length and breadth as near as may be, to be joined
with some flourish or device, through which the outermost tickets are to be cut indentwise, which said tickets are not to be numbered, but to be written or printed upon in figures, and in words at length, as follows, that is to say,
Upon one of the said tickets, l. 2000 Two thousand the prizes.
pounds current money. Upon one other, l. 1000 One thousand pounds current money. Upon four other, l. 500 Five hundred pounds current money. Upon five other, l. 200 Two hundred pounds current money. . Upon six other, l. 150 One hundred and fifty pounds current money. Upon eight other, l. 100 One hundred pounds current money. Upon fifteen other, l. 50 Fifty pounds current money. Upon fifty other, l.20 Twenty pounds current money. Upon one hundred and fifty other, l. 10 Ten pounds current money. Upon eighteen hundred and ten other, l. 5 Five pounds current money. which will amount in the whole to the sum of twenty thousand pounds current money, and all the remaining tickets in the said box, numbered A, shall be deemed blanks, or unfortunate tickets; and after the said tickets are written, or printed upon, as aforesaid, in the presence of the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, and of such adventurers as will be there present, they shall be carefully rolled up, and fastened with thread or silk, and put into another H H H-Vol. 6.
The time and method of drawing.
box, marked with the letter B, prepared for that pur-
drawing of the same, which shall be done in the man
ner following, that is to say, the said managers and directors shall cause the said two boxes, locked as aforesaid, to be carried into the room where the Burgesses meet, in the Capitol, by ten of the clock in the forenoon, and placed on a table there for that purpose, and shall then and there severally attend this service, and cause the two innermost boxes, containing the said tickets, to be taken out of the boxes in which they were hocked up, and the tickets or lots contained in the respective innermost boxes, being in the presence of the said managers and directors, or such of them as shall be then present, and of such adventurers as will be there, for the satisfaction of themselves, well shaken and mixed in the respective boxes, by turning the same round fifteen minutes before any ticket is drawn, and half a minute between drawing each ticket, and then some one fit and indifferent person to be then appointed by the said managers and directors, or the major part of them that shall then be present, shall take out or draw one ticket out of the box number A, and one other fit and indifferent person, to be appointed in like manner, shall presently take out a-ticket, or lot, from the box number B, which two tickets shall instantly be held up to public view, and then one of the said managers and directors shall open the ticket drawn out of the box number A. and read the number of such ticket aloud, and deliver it to one other of the said rhanagers and directors, w!, o shall also read the same aloud. and then one other of the said managers and directors shall take the tickct, or lot, drawn out of the said box number B, and read the figures and words thereon printed, or written, aietid, and then deliver each ticket, or lot, to one other of the said managers and directors, who shall also read such figures and words aloud, and then the number and prize of such ticket-shall be entered, by the clerks appointed to attend the drawing of the said lottery (who shall severally take an oath, well and faithfully to write down the number of tickets drawn out of the box number A; and whatever shall be printet or written on the tickets or lots drawn out of the box number B.) in books to be prepared for t! at purpose, which clerks the said managers and directors shali employ and oversee, and cause them to write in separate columns the number of the ticket drawn out of the box number A. and whatever shall be printed or written in figures or words on the ticket or lot drawn out of the box number B, and then the said mat:agers and directors shall file the said tickets and prizes together, on files to be prepared for that purpose, and so the drawing, entering, and siling shall continue, allowing half a minute for turning the wheels, between drawing each ticket, until the whole number of tickets, or lots, contained in the box number B shall be drawn. IX. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That at any time after two days, after the drawing shall be finished, the several adventurers their agents or assigns, who shall be actually possessed of the numbered tickets, for which fortinate lots shall be drawn, as aforesaid, shall and may appear with the said tickets in their respective possessions, before the said managers and directors, to the end that the said managers and directors, or the major part of them, that shall be present at a meeting as aforesaid, may know and write down the names of the respective persons to whom the fortunate lots shall belong, and the several sums of money so printed or written on the said fortunate tickets, or lots, respectively, shall be paid by the said managers, and directors, to the person or persons entitled to the same. X. Provided always, That no person, or persons, Proviso. claiming any sum or sums of money by virtue of this act, shall be entitled to the same if not demanded in six months after the drawing the said lottery is finished; but the prizes, not demanded in that time, shall be applied to the public use. XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in fifteen days after the drawing the said
The fortu- lottery is finished, the said managers and directors o shall cause to be printed, in the Gazette, the number i..'."one of the ticket drawn against each fortunate ticket, or Gazette. lot, with the sum such fortunate ticket or lot contains, to the end the fortunate adventurers may have notice Managers to thereof. And if any dispute or contention shall arise, ion. about or concerning the property of any ticket, the ... said managers and directors, or any part of them, property of shall determine to whom it does belong: And if any *Yoko person or persons shall forge, or counterfeit, any ...'. such ticket or tickets, or bring any forged or counterfiony” seited ticket, or tickets, knowing the same to be such, to the said managers and directors, or any of them, to the intent to defraud any adventurer, upon this act, or any other person, or persons; that then every such person and persons so offending, being thereof convicted, in due form of law, shall be adjudged a felon, and shall suffer as in cases of felony. Managers & XII. And be it further enacted by the authority afore...n, said, That out of the money arising by the sale of - tickets, as aforesaid, the managers and directors, aforesaid, shall be allowed one per centum upon the whole money received for such tickets, in consideration of their trouble, and providing tickets, books, boxes, clerks, and all other things necessary to be done and provided by them, in and about the execution of this act; and that out of the said money shall be allowed, to the persons appointed to sell the said tickets, two pence for every ticket so to be sold by taem, respectively, as a reward for their trouble therelil. Managers to XIII. And be it further enacted, by the authority pay the mo: aforesaid. That all the money remaining in the hands ...'...' of the said directors, and managers, after the deductreasurer, tions aforesaid, and paying off all the prizes, or such. of them as shall be demanded, as herein before is mentioned, shall be by the said managers and directors paid to John Robinson, esquire, treasurer of this colony, or the treasurer of the colony for the time being, appointed by, or pursuant to, an act of Assembly; to be applied and disposed of, in the same manner, and to and for the same uses, as the money raised by one act intituled, An act for raising the sum of twenty thausand pounds, for the protection of his majesty’s subjects, against the insults and encroachments of the French, is by the said act directed and appointed to be applied. -