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Nis. 259-263.

3d Geo. III.

A. D. 1763.

EXPIRED.

No. 259. An Act for paying an additional Subsistence to all of, and

under the Řank of Lieutenants in His Majesty's thirtyeighth Regiment, now posted in this Island, and appropriating a Fund

for the same; and for the Encourage ment and Support of disabled Soldiers. Dated 28th January, 1763.

EXPIRED.

No. 260. An Act for the further Continuance of an Act, intituled,

An Act for appointing Henry Wilmot, Esquire,
Agent for this Island ; and ascertaining a Salary

for that Service.
Dated 28th January, 1763.

No. 261.
EXPIRED.

An Act for the further continuance of an Act for the

Assize of Bread.
Dated 28th January, 1763.

EXPIRED.

No. 262. An Act raising a Tax for paying Public Debts and Charges,

and particularly applying the said Tax. Dated 14th May, 1763.

EXPIRED.

No. 263. An Act supplementary to an Act, intituled, An Act for re

gulating the Militia of this Island. Dated 14th May, 1763.

An Nis. 264-267.

3d GEO. III.

A. D. 1763

OBSOLETE.

An Act for the Ease and Relief of several Insolvent No. 264.

Debtors.
Dated 23d September, 1763.

An Act for ascertaining the Freights of Goods and Mer- No. 265.

chandizes, and of Sugar, Rum, and other Produce of see-Act of 21st
this Island, which shall be carried and transported (No. 582.)
from one Part of the said Island to another Part
of the said Island, or to and from any of the Islands
thereto adjacent and belonging, in any Sloops, Shallops,

Boats, or Vessels commonly called Sugar Droughers.
Dated 21st October, 1763,

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OBSOLETE.

An Act for the Ease and Relief of several Insolvent No. 266.

Debtors now in the Jail of Saint John. Dated 25th November, 1763.

EXPIRED.

An Act for paying an additional Subsistence to all of, and No. 267.

under the Rank of Lieutenants in His Majesty's thirty-
eighth Regiment, now posted in this Island, and appro-
priating a Fund for the same ; and for the Encourage-

ment and Support of disabled Soldiers. Dated 10th February, 1764.

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No. 268.

4th Geo. III.

A. D. 1764.

No. 268. An Act to amend an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent

Abuses in the Fishery about this Island.

PREAMBLE.

S. 2. found to be too

WHEREAS by an Act of this Island bearing Date the eighteenth The Meshes Day of November, one thousand seven hundred and fifty-six, it is, net,"ishi mixed among other Things, enacted, that, from and after the Expiration of

two Calendar Months next after the Publication of the said Act, no

Net or Sein, except Hand-seins for Shrimps, shall be hauled in the large.

Sea about this Island, of less Meshes or of greater Length than therein after-mentioned, that is to say, every Mesh in the Bunt of each Net or Sein shall not be less than two Inches and a half, and the Bunt not to exceed thirty Fathoms hung in Length; and that the second Meshes of each Net or Sein shall not be less than three Inches, and not exceed thirty Fathoms hung in Length; and that the Meshes in the Arms of each Net or Sein shall not be less than three Inches and an half, and the Arms thereof not to exceed sixty Fathoms in Length ; the whole Net or Sein, when hung, not to exceed one hundred and twenty Fathoms in Length, each Mesh to be measured from Knot to Knot when extended in a direct Line, under such Pains and Penalties as are in the said Act directed, as may by the said Act more fully and at large appear :

II. And whereas, since the passing the said Act, it has been found by Experience, that at least one Fourth-part of the Fish about thi Island, though grown to their full Size, will escape through the Meshes prescribed by such Act; so that the Subsistence thereby intended to be provided for the Poor of this Island in particular, and the Inhabitants in general, by Supplies of fresh Fish, is in a great Measure defeated, and many Persons who have usually got a comfortable Livelihood by Fishing, have, by the Discouragements they have met with, been obliged to desist from carrying on the Fishery about this Island :

III. Therefore, to remedy the Inconveniencies arising from the Largeness of the said Meshes, we, Your Majesty's most dutiful, loyal, and obedient Subjects, the Governor of Your Majesty's Leeward Caribbee Islands in America, and the Council and Assembly of this Your Majesty's Island Antigua, humbly pray Your Most Excellent Majesty that it may be enacted and ordained ; and be it, and it is hereby enacted and ordained by the Authority aforesaid, That, from and after the Publication of this Act, it shall and may be lawful

to

Act.

4th Geo. III.

No. 268.

A. D. 1764. to fish with any Sein or Net, about this Island, of such Meshes and Fishing.net

described may of such Length as is herein after-mentioned (that is to say) every be legally Mesh in the Bunt of each Net or Sein not to be less than two Inches, used. and such Bunt not to exceed twelve Fathoms hung in Length; and that the second Meshes of each Sein or Net shall not be less than three Inches, and not exceed thirty Fathoms hung in Length; and that the Meshes in the Arms of each Sein or Net shall not be less than three Inches and an half, and the Arms thereof not to exceed sixty Fathoms hung in Length; the whole Net or Sein when hung not to exceed one hundred and two Fathoms in Length; each Mesh to be measured from Knot to Knot, when extended in a direct Line ; any Thing in the said Act contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding : And in case any Person or Persons shall fish Persons using with

any Net or Nets, except Hand-seins for Shrimps, contrary to liable to Pethe Directions of this Act, he, she, or they so oftending shall be maltiesas in subject and liable to the same Penalties and Forfeitures as are im- 4.6. posed by Virtue of the said recited Act for fishing with Seins or Nets See Dimencontrary to such Act: and such Penalties and Forfeitures shall be sions of Hand

seins for sued for and recovered in such Manner as is thereby directed.

Shrimps in

No. 209, S. 3. Dated at Saint John's the eleventh Day of May, in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four, and in the fourth Year of the Reign of our Sovereigu Lord GEORGÉ the Third, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the l'aith, &c.

NATHANIEL GILBERT, Speaker.

Passed the Assembly the

Passed the Council the twelfth Day of April, one

tenth Day of May, one thousand seven hundred

thousand seven hundred and sixty-four.

and sixty-four.

By Command,
EDWARD GAMBLE,

Wm. ATKINSON,
Clerk to the Assembly.

Deputy Secretary. Passed by the Governor in Chief, the eleventh Day of May, one thousand seven hundred and sixty-four.

GEORGE (L.S.) THOMAS. 3 B 2

ANTIGUA

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EXPIRED.

No. 269. An Act raising a Tax for paying Public Debts and Charges,

and particularly applying the said Tax. Dated 15th June, 1764.

No. 270. An Act for the supplying the several Defects in the Laws of

this Island concerning Conveyances and Assurances of Lands, Tenements, Slaves, and other Freeholds and Inheritances, lying and being in Antigua, and the Islands thereto adjacent and belonging; and for making the Probate of the Execution of Deeds, in Parts beyond Seas, relating to such Lands, Tenements, Slaves, and other Freeholds and Inheritances, effectual, without an Acknowledgment thereof before the Register of this

Island, or his Deputy. PREAMBLE. WHEREAS by the general Laws of the Leeward Caribbee Islands

in America, or the particular Laws of Antigua, Provision is made only concerning Deeds, Conveyances, and Assurances executed upon the Island of Antigua, or in England or Ireland, for conveying Lands, Tenements, Slaves, and other Freeholds and Inheritances lying and being in Antigua, and the Islands thereto adjacent and belonging; and also Disputes have arisen concerning the acknowledging, proving, and authenticating Deeds executed beyond the Seas, for and touching Estates and Interests in Lands, Tenements, and Slaves in Antigua, and the Islands thereto adjacent and belonging : For Prevention therefore of Doubts and settling the Law in these Points in future, we, Your Majesty's most dutiful, loyal and obedient Subjects, the

Governor

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