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IV S of N O R T H - C A R O L i N A. are become precarious, to the great Prejudice of fucli Perfons : To the End there- ^- I>. 1741. fore that all poiTible Relict may be given to the Perfons whofe Eftates, Titles ^—-v—— and Interefts, may be affcded tiiereby ; II. W E pray that it may be Enacled, And be it Ejm.^ed, by his Excelkncy ^'^' ,'^;',j';,/''' Gabriel Johniton, Efq; Governor, by and with the Advice and Confent of his Majejty's Rep (Kt m r<rv..f. Council and General Afeiyibly of this Province, and it is hereby Enabled by the Authority ^'„'^Yc'.r' .Tt'h'y of the fame. That all Deeds and mefne Conveyances of Lands, Tenements, and arc delivered t.. Hereditaments, not already acknowledged, proved and regiilered, by any Negieft j^^'^jr^'"'"" ''" as aforelaid, the Public Regifter of every County where fuch Neglect liarh happen-ed, Ifiall regifter fuch Deed or melhe Conveyance, within Twelve Months after the Ratification of this Acl ; provided fuch Deeds or mefne Conveyances, be delivered to the Regifter of each County where the Land lieth, witinn Ten Months after the Ratification of the fame. III. A ND be it further Enal^ed, by the Authority aforefaid. That all Deeds or ah r„ci, « h3»a mefne Conveyances, which have been recorded by the Clerk of any Precinct or ^^'-'] rcg,«Lrtd. County Court within this Province where luch Lands I'.e, or have been heretofore dJe Time*' dc-regiftered by the public Regifter of any of the faid Precincts or Counties within this ^lartd vaud. Province where fjch Lands lie, though not within One Year after the Date of fuch Conveyance, ftiall be good and valid in Law -, and all Deeds and mefne Convey-ances hereafter to be proved, acknowledged and regiftered, in the Manner as is by this Ad direfted, ftiall be good and valid, to all Intents and Purpofe-^, as if the faid Deeds and mefne Conveyances had been regiftered purfuant to the before re-cited A6t : And fuch Regiftry of all and every Deed or mefne Conveyance, already regiftered, or that hereafter ftiall be regiftered, by Virtue of this or the before re- rc"ifttTed by'ti';" cited Ad, or a Copy thereof, properly attefted by the Regifter, ftiall and may Aft, to be valid. (where fuch original Deed or mefne Conveyance is loft) be given in Evidence in any Court within this Province, iia fuch Suit or Suits wherein there may be Occa-fion to give fuch regiftered Deed or mefne Conveyance in Evidence ; any Law, Uiage, or Cuftom, to the contrary, notwithftanding. IV. AND be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforefaid. That every Regifter Regifternegiea-that ftiall negled, refufe or delay, to regifter any Deeds, mefne Conveyances, or o.^eds,'©';.'^ any other Inftruments of Writing, within Two Months after delivered to him, w"'"^^*^',. p^, fuch Regifter or Regifters, for each and every Two Months fo negleding, reiuf- livcty, tofo.iac ing, or delaying, ftiall forfeit and pay the Sum of Twenty Pounds, Proclamation *°'' Money ; one Half to the Ufe of the Parifli, and the other Half to him or them that ftiall fue for the fame ; to be recovered by Adion oi Debt, Bill, Plaint, or In-formation, in any Court of Record in this Government •, wherein no Eflbin, In-jundion, or Wager of Law, ftiall be allowed or admitted of CHAP. XXII. An A^, for Punify,nent of Lefertcrs. O B S. CHAP. 23. An Act. for ejlablifoing the Church, for appointing Parifoes, and the Method of electing Vcftries ; andfor directing the Settlement of Parifh Accompts throughout this Lovernincnt. REP. CHAP. XXIV. An All, concerning Servants and Slaves, (b) E it Enacted, by his Excellency Gabriel Johnfton, Efq; Governor, by and with ^^,^,^^'l^^l'"l^l the Advice and Confent of his Majejlfs Council, and General JJfenibly of this servant, "unw'fs* K 2 'Provtnce, ^J:^X "' (b) See Aft March 1753, Chap." 6. Novemb. 1758, Clup. 7. Odobcr 1764, Chap. 8, for amending; this Ad.
IV S of N O R T H - C A R O L i N A.
are become precarious, to the great Prejudice of fucli Perfons : To the End there- ^- I>. 1741.
fore that all poiTible Relict may be given to the Perfons whofe Eftates, Titles
and Interefts, may be affcded tiiereby ;
II. W E pray that it may be Enacled, And be it Ejm.^ed, by his Excelkncy ^'^' ,'^;',j';,/'''
Gabriel Johniton, Efq; Governor, by and with the Advice and Confent of his Majejty's Rep (Kt m r|