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LAWS of North-Carolina. ^Sl IA. B. do [ivear that I will, as Searcher for Guns, Swords, and other Weapons, among the Slaves in my Dijtriuf, faithfully, and as privately as I can, difcharge the Truft repofed in me. A. D. '753- as the Lavj dire:7s, to the hefi of vty Poiier. SO HELP ME GOD. Their Oath. Which Searchers fliall four Times in a Year, or ofcener if they think neceflary, wh^areto(i»r<rh fearch and examine th3 Quarters and other Places where Negroes refort in their ^"Sf^ Qiarurs. Dillridt, for any Gun, Sword, or other Wea] on, and upon finding any of the faid Weapons, are hereby required to feize the fame, and convert them to their own Ufe, as by the aforc-recited Adt is directed. V. AND be it further Erajted, That any Perfon appointed Searcher as afore- Pen. on searcw faid, who Ihall neglc6t or refufe to ail, fliall forfeit and pay the Sum of Forty '^''"'"'"e "^ »«• Shillings, Proclamation Money, to fuch Perfon who Ihall next llicceed liim ; to be recovered as other Fines ia this A6t mentioned, VI. AND for the Encouragement of fuch Searchers faithfully to execute their s.a.chers Ptiw. Office, Be it further Enacted, by the Authority afcrefaid. That each and every Searcher '"8"- fhall, as to his own Perfon, ht, during the Time of his Continuance in his Office, exempted from ferving as a Conllable, or upon the Roads, or in the Militia, or as a Juror, and fhall not be obliged to pay any Provincial, County, or ParifhTax, of what Kind or Nature Ibcver. VII. PROVID ED ahvays. That no Perfon but fuch as are liable to be ap- who may be ap-pointed ConfVabies, fliall be obliged to krve as Searchers ; any I'hing in this Ad, p^'""^''^""^"'- to the contrary, notwithftanding. VIII. AND be it Ena'Sled, by the Authority aforefaid. That no Slave Ihall hunt Penalty on siav« or range in the Wowds with a Dog or Dogs, except luch as Ihall nave a Certificate d^^j"^ "'"* for hunting, obuuned as is i:i this Adl directed: And if any Slave ihall be found o.Tending herein, it fliall and may be lawful for any Perfon or Perfons to kill and deftroy the faid Dog or Do^s, and to bring the faid Slave before the next Magiftrate, who fliall, on due Proof of his OJence, order t!ie faid Slave fuch Corredion as he Ihall judge reafonable, not exceeding Thirty LaHies. IX. AND be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforefaid. That if any Slave inwhitCafe* or Slaves fhall be killed on Oudawry, or fhall commit any Crime or Mifdemeanor via'eTsiivIsfcaii for which he, Ihe, or they, fliall be capitally convided, the Owner of fuch Slave be p^.d for. or Slaves fo oudawed or executed, Ihall be debarred all Claim on the Public for the Value of fuch Slave or Slaves, and the Juflices of the County Court and Free-holders, who fhall value the Slave or Slaves fo killed, or fit on the Trial of fuch Slave or Slaves fo capitally convicled, fhall not make any Certificate of the Value of the fame, unlels it fhall be made appear, on Motion for fuch Certificate, by the Owner, or fome other Perfon, that fuch Slave or Slaves, killed on Outlawry, or capitally convided, Ihall have been fufficiently cloathed, and Ihall likewife have conilantly received, for the preceding Year, an Allowance, not lefs than a Quart of Corn per Diem. X. AND be it Enacted, by the Authority aforefaid. That in Cafe any Slave slaves not fed ac. or Slaves, who fhall not appear to have been cloathed and fed according to the In- Aa,'"fteaHng''"' tent and Meaning of this Aft, fliall be convifted of Healing any Corn, Cattle, Hogs, c. rn, &c ;„. or other Goods whatfoever, from any Perfon not the Owner of fuch Slave or Slaves, fur^he"own'',' fuch injured Perfon fhall and may maintain an Adlion of Trefpafs againft the Mafter, '"' Trefpafs. Owner, or Poffeflbr of fuch Slave, in the General or County Court, and fhall re-cover his or her Damages, with Colls of Suit ; any Law, Ufage, or Cuflom, to the contrary, notv/ithftanding. u C H A P.
LAWS of North-Carolina. ^Sl
IA. B. do [ivear that I will, as Searcher for Guns, Swords, and other Weapons,
among the Slaves in my Dijtriuf, faithfully, and as privately as I can, difcharge the
Truft repofed in me.
A. D. '753-
as the Lavj dire:7s, to the hefi of vty Poiier.
SO HELP ME GOD.
Which Searchers fliall four Times in a Year, or ofcener if they think neceflary, wh^areto(i»r|