I. Be it therefore tr.eSci, ly the General Afjembly rf the Slat* o/North-CaroIma', and it it hereby truttted, by the
Authority of the fa tie, that from and afier the palling this ait, no fa!e or fales fhall be made of any part of the proper-ty
of .the (aid Ralph Macnadr, dec. by any of the commifiioners of confiscated property in thisitate, until further di-re£
ted by the General AlTembly, any law to the contrary notwithfhndirig.
I!. And belt further er.aSed, by the authority a'.r'ftid, that the laid Edward Hall, as executor to the Inft will and
teftament of faid Ralph Macnair, dec. ihall have fall power and authority to lue for and recover all debts due and
o\rincr to the faid Ralph, which have become due to him (i.i.e the paiTing of the law, commonly called the expulfion
aic, aov law to the contrary notwithstanding. Pnvidait/lw'ay*, that nothing herein contained fhail enable the iaid
Edward Holl to collect any debts due to Ralph and Ebenezer Macnair.
ill. Aldus itfurther enaeled, by t'fie authority afrefail, that the laid Ediuard //«// fhall lay before the General Af-fembly
as foon as may be, after he fhall have complea'ed luch collsclion as aforefaid, an account cf all fuch ftims as he
may have received by virtue if this aft, in order tharthey may judge what part Ihall be appropriated to the u!e of the
orphans of the aforefaid Ralph Macnair. Provided neverthtlefs , that no luits fhall be commenced for the recoi fry of
acyof the debts herein mentioned, until after thefirit day of July next.
Chap. XLI. Ah at!for the relief oj Mercy Bedford, and to veft- in the heirs c/Jonas and Mercy Bedford the landed' ef.
tate ofthefald Jonas Bedford.
"1X/HEREAS it has been made appear to the fatisiaftion of the General AlTembly of the fhteof North. Carolina that
» Jonas Bedford, formerly, of the county of Ruthciford in the laid ftate, did in the year one thouland fcveri' hun-dred
and eighty, abandon his laid wife Mtrcj Bedford, and her children, by joining the Britilh aimy, with whom the
faid Juiisdid leave the fUteaud has not yet returned, leaving his fad v. he and children.in verv oreat diftrefs- and as
it is reatonable and jult. that the real and perfonal eftate of the laid Jonas Bedford Lhould be appropriated to the pavment
of his debts and to the tile and lupport at his wife and children ;
. I. Be it th. r.fre er.t.B.a by the Geuefal Affcinbiy oflhi Stale oj North-Carolina, and it is hereby enaeled, by the autho-rity
ofthefame, that the faia . Mercy Beelferd be enabled and empowered to fell the perfonal eftate of the laid Jor.as
Bedford, and to collect the debts due to tier laid hufhand, and after paying the debts due from the faid J>xas, to an.
ply the balance, together with the faid perfonai eftate or amount thereof to the fupporr. of hcrfelt and children.
II. And belt further etucled, by the authority aforefa d, that the heirs of the hid Jonas and Merry Bcdfrrd be and
they are hereby vcfteu vi itii ^bloline right in fee fimple, of and to all the landed eitate of the laid Jonas Bedf.i d'\n as
full and ample maimer as they ccuid have; been by a deed of gifc to them for the fame from their laid lather Jonas
Chap. XLIT. An acl to reflore to Edward Bridgiti, bis heirs andafp.gns, all lis properly, real and prrfonal in thisfiatc, \X/"HEKEAS the eltate of Edward B'idgin, merchant of London, hath been confifcated by the laws of tl.is flare
* " and whereas a committee of the General Aflembly have reported they are of opinion that the fiid.Edward Etid-gin
is entitled to every indulgence of the legiflaiure :
I. Be it therefore eracled, Iy the General AfJembly of the State of North-Carolina, and it is hereby en tied, ly the
authority of thefame, rhat all me real and" perional eftate BTftie Taief A'dwarTBrTdg'tn, lying and being in thii ftate
LOiififcatecl as aforefaid, and asyet undifpofed of, and the amount of purchale money or ©^ligations for fuch part a*
has been (old, be and Si hereby reflored to him, his heirs and atligns, and ihall not be liable to the operation of any
confutation iaw hereioiore made.
Cha?. XLIII. An ail to releafe certain perfens therein mentioned, fromjudgment in forfeited recognizances, and to in:-
power the judges to fufper.djudgments hi re after to be given in like ca/es.
"T nT7HEREAS Simon Terrell and jofeph Kirk were bound by recognizance in a fum of currency equal ro abcut two
*' hundred and iixcy pounds fpecie, for the appearance of a certain William Rains, before the fuperipr court of
Villfoorov.gh d ftrift, ro anfwer certain charges then 10 be exhibited againft him ; and whereas it is fully and clearly
repretented to this General AiTembly that the faid Simon Terrel and joftph Kirk, did deliver the body of the faid Wil-liam
in rp-n court, ag-ecable to the tenor of their faid recognizance, that neither profecu'or or evidences appearing a-gainit
the faicl William, he was difcharged from the bar, paying fees$ which delivery and difchar.ge the clerk of (aid
curt failed to record; lb that the faid recognizance was app.irently forleited and judgment paiTed thereon,' and -\he
elfefts of the f id StmoH and jofeph :re now liable, to be fold by execution to latisfy the laid judgment ; and whereas it
is further reprelented that the fa:d Simon and Jofeph are men « ith families and but very moderate fortunes and that
the" execution of the faid judgment would ir.ijultly diilrels them and their families :
I. Be it enaeled by the Genera! /ffmbiy of [he State if North-Carolina, and it is hereby enaeled ly the authority of the
fame, th' t the faid Simonlernll and JojrphKirk, be and they are hereby releafed, and fully and entirely difcharsicd
from ths forfeiture and judgment aiorefaid, in the fame manner as if the faid forfeiture and judgment had never han»
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