of merchandize, principally on credit, and with the fame he failed from thence- on the 27th day of December in the
fame year, on board a fchooner bound to Nevsbern in this (late, fince which no certain intelligence has been obtained
of him, whereby it is apprehended the refTel foundered at fea and he is loll ; but as this is uncertain, no perlon can
leg illy collet his debts or difpofe of his property, which is confiderable in value ; ar.d as he is not only indebted for
the greateil part of the goods lb purchaled, but alio to (undry inhabitants of this (late, who as well as the (rends aid
thofe nearelt of kin to the laid Richard Cof-well, have befonght the General Amenably tovt.it the eltate of the faid Rich,
grd Cafvjeil in trullees for the benefit of his creditors : therefcte,
I. Be it enaded, by the General Affembly of the State of North-Carolina, audit is hereby eraded hy the autkr.fl/y of
the fame, that the rvhole eftate of the afatefaid- Richard^Qafmell, jun. both real and perianal, be and the lame hereby is
relied in James Ghifgi-ui, Francis Childs and B>yan 11 hi'ft'.d, as tri.itees to and for the ufe and benefit of the credU
tors of the faid Richard CafvitU in the firil inltance, and afterwards to the ufe and benefit of the faid R'ul.ard Cafwellt
his heirs and alligns.
jI. And be it further enabled) hy the authority ofovefciJ, that the faid truftees or a majority of them,, ibe furvivcrs:
or furvivor of tnein, be and they hereby ?re impowtred, authorised and required, to take.iiito their gcflelEcn all the
ellate of theaforefaid Richard CafiueU, both real and perlbnal ; and in cah: of refui'al or neglect of any perfuo or per-fons
to deliver u,i tli^. poiTellion of any cei\ eftate, or tj deliver upany perfonal property belonging toihe laid R.ichur4
Cafwell to the faid trullees, or to pay to them any debt or demand which the \.vAj(icl a,\! CafnacB had or has againfh.
luxh perfon or perfons, the faid tiallees are hereby further au. honied, irnpowcred and required 10 commence ar.d
profecute any fuit or liiits, either in law or equ'ty, for the recovery of the lame, in .is full and. ample manner, to all
intents and purpofes, as the faid Richard Ca/vfetl couldlawfally do if he was personally jrefei t, and acquittances ar.d
dilcharges to grant which ihall in all cafes be binding 0.1 the (aid Richctjl Cqfyell, hi. heir. 1 xgOLttors, udmiimlratcrs;
and alfigns for the fime.
III. And be it further enabled by the authority afore/aid, that the truftees aforefaid, cr 3 m jjor v v ot them, the fur.
y'.vor of them, flull as foon as convenient may be, advernfe in fpme'orJe cr more of the Nona Carolina pev. s-papers,..
Lheir appointment as truitaes aforefaid, and require all perfons v> ho have any demands agair.ft the faid Richard Caj\
•well to produce the lame properly authenticated, to j'ome one or more of the (aid trullees within tjl'rg/e mpnths af:e£
the date of fuel) advet tifement, which (hall be continued hi the news papers during the faid time.
IV, And be it further enabled, by the authority aforefaid, that the faid truftees after g,i :-iug three months notice fli ill
fell all or luch part of the real and perfonal eftate of the (aid Richard Cofveil as msy Le luiiic.ent co enable them, to dif?
charge his debrs upon a credit of twelve months, the purchafer or purchalers jj 1 vit. «r bond with approved fecjirijjr,
payable to the faid truftees for double the fum by hi»i or them purchafed ; and the (aid trullees cr a majority of them,
the furvivors or furviyor of them are and is hereby authorifed to execute deeds off; le to Inch purcha cr or purcha-sers
which fhail enfwe" tofuc'i purchafer or purchafers, and have the lame et.'edl in every refpect as if granted by thd
aforefaid Richard (afwell or h's heirs, lo. as to covey all the light, title, inttreit and nioperty which the faid Richard
Cafused or his heirs have of, in and to the fame.
And whereas it may fo happen that the whole eftate of the faid Richui d Caf-wt'J, jun. may net 1«J1 for a fem iuffi.
cient to pay and fatisfy the whole demandi of his creditors :
V. Bs it entitled, by the authority ofore/aid, that in cafe the v. hole eftate when fold agreeable to the. directions of
this (tate, mdl not be (ufficicnt to dhcharge alhhe legal demands againlt ihe fame, that then and in fuch cafe, th«
irullees a'orefaid or a majority of them, the furVivors or furvivor of thcra, ; re and is hereby authorifed and impewer.
ed to make an equal diftribution among the creditors of the laid Richard 'Cafwell, due regard being had to each credi.
tor's demand, fo as to pay an equal rate in the pound of all huh dem, nds.
VI. And be itfurther enabled, by the authority aftrefuid, that the trullees dfrrelaid be and they are hereby required
to compleat the bulinefs of their truft within two years from the palling of this act, and to render an account of their
proceedings on oath to the csurt of the county of Dobb;, where the fame (had be entered on record for the benefit
and fecur ty of all perionsconcerned. perhaps enure*.
Chap. XC. An *a to prevent the/ale offuch of the lands of Ralph Ma'nair, dec. as remain unfold .in this /}ate, and to
^tippwer Edward Hall, of Edgcomb county, cxecuttr of the loft -will a>.d tef/antent of the faid Ralph, to colled the
debts due from the in/ ahilutits of this late to thefald Ralph, -which huve, become due lo him Jinct the ptjjng of the L-jj
comsnoniy caiUd ihe expuljion ad.
' THER£AS the property of Ralph Mdotair, late of this (late, by his departing the fame, under the direiftion of th«
law commonly called the expulfion adt, lias become confilcated to the ule of the (tate, and the faid Ralph, be-ing
now dead,, and leaving behind him three beiplefs orphans of tender years, and in very diitreffed lircuniitances, in,
behalf of whom Edward Hall, executor ot the (ad Ralph, hatli petitioned this General AilVn.bly, on which a commit,
tet huh reported as follows : " Your, committee recommend tiiat ihe falecf two tr.ncts cf land, late the property of
the flid Ralph Macuair, now^orr|ifcated and adyertiledJor file by ArchibMLytle, Efq. comrr. limner of HiUfhoroygh
6 hri:t, be lulpet.ded until the n2>.t felhon of Alfenibly. ; ami that the laid Ed-ward Hall be empowered to collect tha
#ebts due to the HI. te of the (aid decealtd, and mask; due return tt« »of ty ilj© ntttl Ocuerdi rtfieiubly ;" which '
jtoi t tuth bc«a contuj/ed wiih^
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