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the due and orderly Collecting of the sd Respective Imposts and rates the Treasurer of the sd. Citty for the time being or any appointed by him and the Mayor of the said Citty under the publick seal of the sd. Citty are hereby impowered and authorized to appoint constitute and Establish A Collector or receiver of the rates and Imposts aforesd. who shall have power to receive the same and to enter in a far book kept for that purpose all such sume and sums of money as shall be so Entered and received for the respective Duties aforesd. THE Collectors or receivers appointing certain convenient times and places for the keeping of the office as shall be Directed by the Court of Mayor and Alderman and assistants of the sd Citty and all persons that Trade and bring up to the sd Citty and County the aforementioned Indians goods and Rum are hereby required to make a report of the Quantity and value of Such Goods and rum they so bring up and sell in the sd. Citty and County aforesaid and pay the duties and imposts hereby Established without being at any further Charge than the sd. duty and in default thereof it shall be lawfull for the Mayor treasurer or any other officer hereby authorized To issue out his or their Warrants under his or their hand and seale for the seizing of all Such Goods and Rum as shall be Embezeled and not pay the Duties aforesd one third to the Informer one third to the said Citty and County of Albany and one third to his Excellency the Governour or Commander in Chiefe for the time being Provided that all the sums of Money that are hereby received shall be only appropriated and applyed to the defraying of the necessary Charge of the Citty and County aforesaid and that the Treasurer Collector or Receiver for the time being shall not pay any of the Money received as aforesd But by Warrt from the Mayor of the said Citty and approved by the Justices of the Peace of the sd County provided that this act shall only remain in force for the space of one year to commence from the 18th of May next ensuing and No Longer any thing contained herein to the Contrary in any ways notwithstanding."

1694, October 23d.. * An Act confirming and continuing an Act of Generall Assembly made

in the fourth year of their Majesties Reign Entitled AN ACT for the satisfying the debts of the Government one year longer than the time mentioned for its last continuance, to be imployed for the Rebuilding of their Majesties Chappel in the Fort, the mounting of

16 Great Guns and defraying the Debts of the Government." “ WHEREAS there is an Act of General Assembly, made in the fourth year of their Majesties Reign, entituled An Act for the satisfying and paying the Debts of the Governinent, which doth expire by its own limitation upon the four . teenth day of November next, and from thence continued by another Act of General Assembly, for the space and term of one Year longer than the said fourteenth day of November next, which shall expire and terminate on the 4th day of November then next following, which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1696.

“ And whereas for the end aforesaid it is thought convenient that the said Act * * * should be confirmed and continued in force one year longer than the term now last mentioned, Be it therefore Enacted by the Governour, Council and Representatives convened in General Assembly and it is hereby Enacted by the Authority of the same. That the additional Rates and duties, made payable upon Merchandizes and Liquors imported into this Province, by virtue of the said act, shall be levied, collected and paid unto their Majesties Collector and Receiver General for the time being, at their Majesties Custom-house in thee City of New York for the term and space of one whole year next and after the expiration of the term next above expressed and mentioned to commence & be computed from the said 14th day of November which shall be in the year of our Lord 1695, and to

terminate & end upon the 14th day of November then next following, which shall be in the year of our Lord 1696, according to such Rules and Directions, and under such Pains, Penalties and Forfeitures as is contained and enjoyned by the said Act. And the aforesaid Act and every Article Rule, Clause and Direction therein mentioned shall be, abide, continue and remain in full force, virtue and effect to all intents and purposes whatsoever, for the payment of the said six hundred Pounds, during the said Term of one whole year, and no longer, as fully and in like ample manner as if the same were particularly and at large recited and set down in the Body of this Act, any thing contained therein to the contrary thereof in any ways notwithstanding. Always provided, That if the said Additional Rates and Duties, during the said Term of one whole Year amount to more than the sum of six hundred Pounds aforesaid, then the residue or surplusage of the said Sum shall be applyed to the satisfying and paying the Debts of the Government, according to the Directions contained in the said Act, and to no other use, intent or purpose whatsoever." ;

1695, July 3d. “ An Act for the Encourageing of Seamen.” “ Bee it Enacted by the Governour and Councill and Representatives convened in Generall Assembly that whatsoever Tavern Keeper Ale-house keeper or victualler within the City and County of New York that shall Trust or credit any Seamen belonging to any Ship or Vessell That is in or shall hereafter come into the Rhoad or Harbour of the said City for any Sume of mony above the sume of Six shillings currant mony of this Province shall loose the same and no writ or Process shall go out against any Seamen as aforesaid at the Suite of any Tavern keeper Ale house hreeper or Victualler within the said City and County for any greater Summe Than Six Shillings as aforesaid, And if any Tavern keeper Ale house keeper or victualler within the said City shall Trust or give Credit to any Seamen that is out of Service for any greater Summe Than twelve pence P diem so Long as he shall be out of Service shall likewise Loose the same and no writt or Process shall go' out against any Seamen at the Suite of any Tavern Keeper Ale house keeper or Victualler within the said City & County for any greater summe then the said Proporcon of Twelve pence per diem dureing the time as he shall be out of Service as aforesaid and if any Clerke of the Court's of Record within the said City and County Shall Issue any writt's against any Seamen Circumstanced as aforesaid contrary to the true Intent and meaning of this act shall for his Offence forfeit the sume of ffive pounds currant money of this Province to be Recovered before the Mayor or Recorder or any Two of his Majesties Justices of the Peace of the said City and County the one half to the use of the Poor of the said City and the other half to the Informer or him who shall sue for the Same without fuhther appeale and all Masters of Vessels Tradeing to & from the said City Shall within forty eight houres after his or their arrivall bring unto the Towne Clerk of the Said City a List of the Names of all such Seamen as he did Import or belong to his & their Vessells and the same cause to be Registered in the office of the said Towne Clerke who shall take no greater Reward for the same then one shilling currant mony aforesaid Provided that this act shall not continue in force Longer then Two years after the Publicacon hereof."

1695, July 3d. An Act to enable the Citty and County of Albany to defray their

Necessary Charge“Forasmuch as the Inhabitants of the City and County of Albany have been during the time of their late Disorders very much agrieved wasted destroyed and Impoverished by The Incursions of the French his Majesties declared Enemies and that it is absolutely necessary that some suitable and Convenient way should be found out for their Reliefe and more easie defraying of the necessary Charges of that Citty and County Bee it therefore Enacted by the Governour and Councill and Representatives convened in Generall assembly And it is hereby Enacted by the Authority of the same that the Imposition or rate of two p Cent shall be raised and Levyd upon all Indian Goods that are brought up to that Citty and County of Albany and there sold and Consumed and alsoe that the Impost of Three pence be raised and levyd upon each gallon of Rumm that is Sold and consumed within the said Citty and County and for the due and orderly Collecting of the sd Respective Impost' and Rates the Treasuerer of the sd Citty for the time being or any appointed by him and the Mayor of the said Citty under the Publick seale of the Said Citty are hereby impowered and authorized to appoint constitute and Establish a Collector or Receiver of the rates and Imposts aforesaid who shall have Power to Receive the same and to enter in a fair book kept for ye Purpose all such sume and sums of money as shall be so Entered and received for the respective Duties aforesaid the said Collector or receiver appointing certain Convenient times & places for the keeping of the Office as shall be Directed by the Court of Mayor and Alderman and Assistants of the Said City and all Persons that Trade and bring up to the Said City and County the aforemenconed Indian goods and Rum are hereby required to make a report of the quantity and value of such Goods and rum they so bring up and sell in the said Citty and County aforesaid and pay the duties and Imposts hereby Established without being at any further Charge than the Said duty and in default hereof it shall be lawfull for the Mayor trasurer or any other officer hereby authorized To issue out his or their Warrants, under his or their hand and Seale for the Seizing of all such Goods and Rumm as shall be Imbezeled and not pay the Duties aforesaid, one third to the Informer one third to the said City and County of Albany and one third to his Excellency the Governour or Commander in Cheif for the time being Provided that all the Sume and sumes of mony that are hereby received shall be only appropriated & applyed to the defraying of the necessary charges of the Citty and County aforesaid and that the Treasurer, Collector or Receiver, for the time being shall not pay any of the Mony received as aforesaid but by Warrant from the Mayor of the said Citty and approved by the Justices of the Peace of the said County provided that this act shall only remain in force for the space of Two Years & no Longer any thing contained herein to the Contrary in any ways notwithstanding."

1695, October 22nd. “An Act against profanation of the Lords Day, called sunday.” “ WHEREAS the true and sincere service and Worship of God According to his holy Will and Commandements, is often Prophaned and neglected by many of the Inhabitants and sojourners Within this province who do not keep holy the Lords day but in a disorderly manner accustom them. selves to travel Labouring working shooting fishing Sporting playing horse racing frequenting of Tipling houses and the using many other unlawful Exercises and pastimes upon the Lords day to the Great scandal of the holy Christian Faith be it therefore Enacted by the Governour and Councel and Representatives Convened in General Assembly and by the Authority of the Same that from and After forty days next after the publication hereof there shall be no travelling servile Labouring and working shooting fishing sporting playing horse Racing hunting or frequenting of Tipling houses or the using of any other unlawful exercises or pastimes by any of the Inhabitants or sojourners within this province or by any of their slaves or servants on the Lord day and that every person or persons offending In the premises shall forfeit for every offence the sum of six shillings Current money of this province The same to be imployed and Collected to the use of the poor of the place where such Offence shall be Committed and that any one Justice of the peace within the several Respective Citys and Countys within this province where such Offence shall be Committed upon his or their view Confession of the party or proof of Any one or more witnesses by Oath which the said Justice by virtue of This Act, is authorized to administer shall find any person or persons offending In the Premises the said Justice shall give Warrant under his hand and seal to the Constables of the respective places where such offence is Committed to levy the said penalty so to be assessed by way of distress and sale of the Offenders Goods Rendring to the said Offender the overplus of the said money raised of the Goods so to be sold If any be, and in default of such distress that the party offending to be set publickly in the stocks by the space of three hours but if the offender of the premisses be either an indian or Negro slave or servant shall for Each such Offence whereof he or they shall be convicted of as aforesaid forfeit the sum of six shillings Currant money as aforesaid but in Default of not paying then the indian Negro slaves and servant offending in the premises shall receive thirteen Lashes upon the Naked Back for each Offence Committed by such Indian or Negro slave and servant as aforesaid and that if any person or Persons be sued for the Execution of this Law, he shall and may plead the Generall Issue and give the said matter of Justification in Evidence Provided that no person Be sued or questioned by this Act Except he be Called in question W’ithin one moneth next after the said offence be Committed and provided also that it shall be Lawfull for any person to travel upon the Lords day or to do any Act of Necessity and to go to the service and worship of God in any Church Or Lawful meeting within this province and from thence to Return provided such Journey shall not Exceed the Number of twenty miles and also provided that it shall be Lawfull for the post or any other

imploped in his majesties service or for any person imployed to brings a Physitian or a Midwife to travel upon the Lords day any thing contained herein to the Contrary in any ways notwithstanding provided to this Law shall no ways extend to any Native or free indian within this province not professing the Christian Religion."

1696, April 18th. Annct for the Confirming and Continuing an Act of Generall Assembly made in fourth Year of his Majesties Reigne entituled An Act for

e satisfying and paying the debts of the Government Eighteen months Longer then the time therein mentioned for the paying

e Debts therein Expressed.” “ T, Representatives Convened in General Assembly upon Examination of Ilie Debts of the Government, do find it absolutely Necessary that the formes Additional Duty Be Continued Eighteen Months Longer then the tirno limitted for the expiration thereof for the ends and purposes hereaft mentioned and to no other purpose whatsoever be it therefore Enacted by his Excellency the Governour and Councill and Representatives Covned in Generall assembly and by the authority of the same that an act of Generall Assembly made in the fourth year of his Majesties Rein entituled An Act for the Satisfying and paying the debts of the Coprnment and since Continued by two Several Acts of Generall assenblr for the purpose and ends therein mentioned untill the fourteenth day of November next shall be Continued and Confirmed from the Said 14th der of November next untill the end and term of Eighteen kalander mon hs then next following that is to say from the said 14th day of Novembop next untill the 14th day of May that shall Be in the year of our Lord 1698 and no Longer and it is further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the Additionall Rates and duties made payable upon Merchandizes and Liquors imported into this province by Virtue of the said Act shall be levied Collected and paid unto his Majesties Receiver Generall for the time being at his Majesties Custom house in the Citty of New Yorke for the term aforesaid and no Longer according to such Rules and directions and under such pains and forfeitures as is contained and enjoyned by the Said Act and the aforesaid Act and Every Article Rule and Clause therein mentioned shall be abide continue and remaine in full force virtue and effect to all intents and purposes for the payment of the Said Sum of Money hereafter mentioned in such due and equal proportions as in the aforesaid act is expressed and directed and to no other purpose or intent or in any other manner or proportion Whatsoever as fully and in Like manner as if the same were particularly and at Large recited and set down in the body of this Act anything contained in the aforesaid Acts to the Contrary hereof in any ways notwithstanding and to the end that the Rates and Duties paid in manner aforesaid and now in hand by virtue of this Act may be duely truely and in the proportions aforesaid paid and imployed unto the severall and respective persons and uses here after mentioned and to po other use purpose or intent whatsoever be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid that the sume of two thousand seven hundred & thirty four pounds eleven shillings and three farthings now in hand and raised by virtue of the said Act be distributed according to the proportions aforesaid Amongst the persons and to the uses hereafter mentioned and the residue and remainder That shall arise and become payable by virtue of this Act to be Likewise distributed in like manner aforesaid unto the purposes hereafter mentioned until the same be Compleatly paid and Satisfyed that is to say for the paying and satisfying of 317£ 13s 1gr due from the Government for Incidental Charges expended for the security of the fronteers from the 28th day of March 1691 to the First day of may 1696 and Likewise for the paying and Satisfying the sum of 250£ together with the Interest of ten per Cent per Annum untill the same be paid due for the pay of the officers and Souldiers of Major Schuylers Company according to establishment and likewise the sum of 1056£: 13: 11d: 1gr to Coll Stephenus Cortlandt being a Debt due to him from the Government and for the payment thereof the Additional Duty was first raised and Likewise the sum of 1103£ 9s 8d 1gr to Major brockhost and Captaine Baxters Company being a debt due As Last aforesaid and also the sume of 15£ being a debt due John Rosie and Likewise the sum of 74£ 8s to Major Wessellet being a Debt due as Last aforesaid and Likewise the Sum of 1224£ 6s 4d being a Debt due to the magistrates of albany as Last aforesaid and Likewise the sum of 77£ 8s: 8d: 1of; being a Debt due to Thomas Clark as Last aforesaid, and also the Sum of 15£ being a Debt due to David Schuyler as Last aforesaid the whole of said Debts for which the Said Additional Duty & Rates was first raised amounting to the sume of three thousand five hundred Sixty Six pounds Six Shillings and Eight pence and Likewise for finishing of his Majesties Chappel in the fort the Sum of 450£ and Likewise the Sum of 150£ to Coll Richard Ingoldsby for the defraying the Extraordinary Charge he has been at by being posted at albany for the security of the fronteers all which Debts and sums of Money amount in the Whole unto the sum of four thousand seven hundred thirty three pounds Nineteen shillings and Eight pence farthing and for the more regular payment of the Debts aforesaid be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid that within one Moenth after the Publication hereof the severall and respective Creditors heretofore Mentioned and Expressed shall register or cause to be registered the Debts due to them respectively in a book at his Majesties Custom house of New Yorke which his Majesties Receiver Generall for the time being shall have for that purpose Wherein he Shall likewise keep a perfect and distinct Account of the Rates and duties upon Merchandize that shall Become payable unto him by virtue of this act and the same shall adjust every three Months and make payment thereof to the persons above mentioned their Executors Administrators or assigns in Quarterly payments and in equal Proportions according to the greatness and smallness of the several and respective sums aforesaid and to no other use purpose nor in any manner or way whatsoever any things contained herein to the contrary hereof or in any other of the said acts notwithstanding.'

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