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4th W. & M.
A. D. 1692.
General Council, and General Assembly in Antigua,
the said Islands. Dated 12th August, 1692.
An Act impowering certain Persons to recover, for the use
of the Leeward Islands, from Major Joseph Crisp,
reposed in the said Major Crisp, in that behalf. Dated 13th August, 1692.
An Act for continuing an Act, intituled, An Act for the No.9.
speedy getting in the Plunder and Debts due to
An Act prohibiting the Exportation of Provisions, Liquors, No. 10.
Arms, and Ammunition, from any of these Islands to
St. Thomas's, or any Neuter Port. Dated 31st August, 1694.
6th W. & M.
A.D. 1694. No. 11. An Act against Jews ingrossing Commodities imported in the
Leeward Islands, and trading with the Slaves belonging
to the Inhabitants of the same. Dated 31st August, 1694.
10 Dec. 1701. (Vide No. 25.)
of Coins de termined.
No. 12. An Act ascertaining the Value of Foreign Coins in the Ca
ribbee Leeward Islands. WE Your Majesties' most loyal, dutiful, and obedient Subjects, the Governor in Chief of the Caribbee Leeward Islands, and the General
Council, and General Assembly, pray Your Most Excellent MaCurrent Value jesties that it may be enacted, and be it, and it is hereby enacted by
the Authority aforesaid, that each Piece of Eight of Seville, Merico, and Pillar, and each French Crown, shall be current and pass for six Shillings current Money, a Peru Picce of Eight at five Shillings, and all Monies whatsoever of those Coins aforesaid, shall in all Payments whatsoever be proportionably rated; (except the eighth Part of a Peru Piece of Eight, commonly called a Seven Pence Halfpenny, shall be current and pass for Nine Pence); any Law, Custom or
Usage to the contrary notwithstanding. Coining, falsi- II. And it is further enacted, that whosoever shall, for base Lucre, basing Money, by any Ways or Means, coin, falsify, impair, diminish, seal, wash, Felony witor clip, file, or lighten any of the Money aforesaid, or any other Money Clergy.
current in these Islands, shall be guilty of Felony, and shall suffer Death for the same without Benefit of Clergy; any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Dated in Antigua the last Day of August, in the sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen MARY, Anno Domini one thousand six hundred and ninety four.
No. 13. A supplemental and explanatory Act to an Act, appointing
Commissioners and an Agent to negociate and manage
the Affairs of the Leeward Islands, fc. Dated 31st August, 1694.
An Act to prevent Disputes in electing Assembly Men to No. 14.
serve in General Assemblies.
To prevent and avoid all Disputes that may arise in electing Members of all General Assemblies for the future in the respective Islands, whereby the public Affairs may be retarded, to the Damage of all the Islands :
II. We Your Majesties' loyal and obedient Subjects, the Governor in Chief, and the General Council, and General Assembly of the Caribbee Leeward Islands, pray Your Most Sacred Majesties that it may be enacted, and be it, and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same, That the Governor in Chief, or Lieutenant or Deputy Governor, &c. Governor, President or Presidents, and the major part of the Council Secretary to and Assembly for the Time being of each Island, shall order the Se- take the Votes cretary or Deputy Secretary of each respective Island, upon Oath in holders, on their Presence, at such Time and Place as Their Majesties Writs shall pathening their direct, to take the Freeholders' Votes of each Island, in Manner and Form as they shall direct, to their knowledge admitting no Vote but Vote but a what shall be made by a Freeholder of the respective Island in Person, and publicly and after all Votes are so taken, then and there publicly declare upon declare who is whom the Elections fall by Plurality of Votes.
III. And if any Disputes happen concerning the Election of any Disputes conPerson, the Chief Governor, Lieutenant or Deputy Governor, Presi- tions to be dedent or Presidents, and the major Part of the Council and Assembly, termined by then and there shall be Judges of, and decide, and determine all such Council, and Disputes; any Law, Custom, or Usage to the contrary notwith- Assembly. standing
and admit no
Dated in Antigua the last Day of August, in the sixth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen Mary, Anno Domini one thousand six hundred ninety and four.
Vid. No. 17. Laws of An. tigua.
No. 15. An Act to make the Country Bonds given in the Secretary's
Office in each Island, for the Use of the Creditors of
such Persons as shall be carried off without a Ticket. Dated 31st August, 1694.
No. 16. An Act for securing Payment of the Balance of the General
Accounts from the Debtor Islands, to the Island of
REJECTED by Queen Anne, by order under the Privy Seal, dated 17 May, 1709.
No. 17. An Act to settle General Councils and General Assemblies for
the Caribbee Leeward Islands in America, and to
Liberties, and Privileges.
No. 18. An Act to prevent any Trade or Commerce with the French,
or any other foreign Plantation, by the Inhabitants of
His Majesty's Caribbee Leeward Islands in America. Dated 2d December, 1701.
No. 19. An Act for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, and
Suppressing of prophane Cursing and Swearing.
An Nis. 20-25.
A. D. 1701.
An Act for the better and more certain Support of Ministers. No. 20. Dated 3d December, 1701.
OBSOLETE. (Vide No. 33, and, for Anti. gun, No. 80, Laws of Antigua.]
An Act for the securing the Payment of twelve hundred No. 21.
Pounds for the Ends therein set down. Dated 3d December, 1701.
An Act to prevent Papists and reputed Papists from settling No. 22.
in any of these His Majesty's Caribbee Leeward OBSOLETE. Islands in America.
Dated 3d December, 1701.
NEVIS. An Act for the better securing and defending His Majesty's No. 23.
Caribbee Leeward Islands in America, in Case of a 17 May, 1709.
War, and to establish a Fund for the same. Dated 5th December, 1701.
An Act for the finding Supernumerary Arms, to be propor- No. 24.
tionable according to the Number of every Person's Ne- CONCUR MED groes, within these His Majesty's Leeward Caribbee OBSOLETE.
Islands in America. Dated 6th December, 1701.
An Act to repeal a certain Act against the Jews. Dated 10th December, 1701.
No. 25. CONFIRMED. 17 May, 1703. OBSOLETE.