496 LAWS of North-Carolina.
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G E O R G I I III. REGIS,
MAGNiE BRITANNIiS, FRANCIiE, & H I B E R N I ^,
JOSIAH At an ASSEMBLY, began and held at l^ewbern, the Nineteenth
Day of November^ in the Twelfth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign
Lord GEORGEiht Third, by the Grace of God, oi Great-Britain^
France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. and in the Year
of our Lord O^p Thoufand Seven Hundred and Seventy-one : Being
the Second Seffion of this Affenibly. .
To be eolltftcd
by the Sheriffs.
Time of Conti
nuance, and ap-ptoprialcd.
Provifo, if De-brnTures
fi flioner Time.
C H A P. I.
Jn A£l for impo/mg a fax of fwo Shillings Proclamation Money, per PoU, on all
taxable Pefons within this Province, and for granting the Money arifing from fuch
Tax to his Majefly, his Heirs and Succeffors, to be applied as herein after diretied,
I. TT 7 HE RE AS there is an abfolute Neceffity that Provifion be immediately made for paying W the Expence, computed at Sixty Thoafsnd Pounds* incurred in the late ncceffary Expe-dition
againll the Infurgents
II. We pray that it may be Enafted, And he it t.mlted, hy the Governor, CounciU and AJemlly
and hy the Autority of the fame. That an annual Tax of Two Shillings, Proclamation Money, per
Head, be, and is hereby impofed, to be levied on all the Taxable Perfons within this Province.
Ill A l^ D he it further Enaaed, hy the Authority aforefaid. That the Poll Tax, hereby impofed
on all taxable Perfons, fliall be coUetted, accounted for, and paid, by the Sheriffs of the feveral
Counties within this Colohy, who arehfereby veiled with all the Powers and Authorities, and declar-ed
to be fubjed to the fame Rules, Regulations, Pains, and Penalties, and intitled to the fame Emo-
•luments, as are direfted and provided by an Aft intituled, An Ail for appointing Sheriffs, and direding
their Duty in Office,
IV, AND he it further Enaaed, hy the Authority aforefaid. That the faid Tax of Two Shilllngi
per Poll, hereby impofed, Ihall be annually levied and collefted for Ten Years next after the palling
of this Aft, and no longer, and applied annually towards calling in and redeeming the Debenture
Bills by this Aft direfted to be iffued ; wnich Debenture Bills, when fo redeemed, are hereby direft-ed
to be burnt and deftroyed.
V. PROVIDED neverthelefi. That if the Sum hereby iffued in pebenture Bills, Ihall be col-kfted
on the faid Tax of Two Shillings ter Poll in a Ihorter Time than Ten Years, then the faid
Tax Ihall ceafe.
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