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An Act to Impower the Commissioners for the Town of Edenton to Keep in Repair the Town Fence, and to Erect and Build a Pound, Bridges, Public Wharf, and Market-House; as Also to Erect and Build a School-House in the Said Town, and Other Purposes Therein Mentioned.

1745 - Chapter IX

The State Records of North Carolina - Volume XXIII, Pages 232-233

I. Be it Enacted by his Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esq., Governor, by and with the Advice and Consent of his Majesty's Council and General Assembly of this Province and by the Authority of the same, That the Commissioners already appointed, or who shall hereafter be appointed for the said Town, or the Majority of them, are hereby authorized and Impowered, by the Name of the Commissioners of Edenton, from Time to Time, and at all Times hereafter, to lay a Tax on the Inhabitants of the said Town, not exceeding Eight Pence, Proclamation Money, per Annum on each and every Lot, possessed by each and every Person or Persons residing within the said Town, for to keep the Town Gates and Fence round the said Town in good Repair; which Tax shall be annually collected and levied by a Person, from Time to Time, to be appointed by the Commissioners of the said Towr or the Majority of them and by the said Commisioners, or Majority of them, applied for the Uses and Purposes before mentioned, and on Non-Payment of the said Tax, the Person appointed to collect the same, is hereby impowered to make Distress on the Goods and Chattels of such Person who shall refuse to pay the same, and to sell the same at Public Vendue and the Overplus, if any, to return to the Owner, after paying the said Tax and the Costs of such Distress.

II. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Person or Persons whosoever, except the Inhabitants of the said Town, shall keep, or cause to be kept any Horse, Cattle or Sheep, within the said Town, under the Penalty of Twenty Shillings, Proclamation Money, for each and every Offence; to be recovered and applied as in this Act is hereafter directed.

III. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That none of the Inhabitants of the said Town shall keep, or cause to kept, running at large within the Bounds of the said Town more than Six Head of Sheep, one Cow and one Horse for one Lot, and so in Proportion for each and every Lot by him, her or them so possessed, under the Penalty of Twenty Shillings, Proclamation Money, for each and every Offence; to be recovered and applied as in this Act is hereafter directed.

IV. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners of the said Town, or the Majority of them, are hereby authorized and impowered, to erect and Build a Pound, Public Wharf, Market-house and School-house, in such Public Places in the said Town as they, or the Majority of them, shall think most convenient for the Ease and Advantage of the Inhabitants of the said Town: And for defraying the Expence of building and erecting the said Pound, Bridges, Public Wharf, Market-house and School-house, the said Commissioners shall be allowed and paid out of the Money already arisen and not applied, and which hereafter shall arise by the Sale of Lots in the Said Town; any Law, Usage or Custom to the contrary, notwithstanding.

V. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the several Penalties in this Mentioned, shall be Recovered by a Warrant before Two of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and be applied by a Majority of the Commissioners of the said Town, towards the erecting and building the said Pound, Bridges, Public Wharf, Market-house and School-house.

VI. And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Commissioners of Edenton may receive Donations and Subscriptions towards defraying the Expences of building the School-house in the said Town and apply the same accordingly; and may in their Names, or in the Names of the Commissioners for the Time being, commence Suits or Actions for the Recovery of any Sums, given or subscribed to be paid, for the Purpose aforesaid, by any Person or Persons whosoever.

Gabriel Johnston, Esq., Governor
Nathaniel Rice, President
Samuel Swann, Speaker



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