SEPTEMBER 1758−−32d GEORGE II. CHAP. I. An Act for the defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

SEPTEMBER 1758−−32d GEORGE II.

CHAP. I.

 

An Act for the defence of the Frontiers of this Colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

 

CHAP. IV.

 

An Act for continuing an act, intituled, An Act for reducing the several acts for making provision against invasions and insurrections into one act.

 

I. WHEREAS the act of assembly made in the thirtieth year of his present majesty's reign, intituled, An Act for reducing the several acts for making provision against invasions and insurrections, in to one act, will expire on the eighth day of June next; and it being necessary and expedient that the said act should be continued: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said recited act of assembly, and every clause and article thereof, shall continue and be in force from and after the said eighth day of June next, for an during the term of one year from thence next following, and no longer.

 

 

CHAP. VII.

 

An Act for repealing an act, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing and repelling the hostile incursions of the Indians at enmity with the inhabitants of this colony.

 

I. WHEREAS the act of assembly, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preventing and repelling the hostile incursions of the Indians at enmity with the inhabitants of this colony, hath been found not to answer the purposes thereby intended, Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the said recited act of assembly shall be, and the same is hereby repealed.

 

 

NOVEMBER 1758−−32d GEORGE II.

 

CHAP. I.

 

An Act to amend an act, intituled, An Act for the defence of the frontiers of this colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned.

 

I. WHEREAS by an act passed at the last session of assembly, intituled, An Act for the defence of the frontiers of this colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned, it is among other things enacted, That a sum, not exceeding fifteen thousand pounds, shall be paid and accounted for, in the manner as in the said act is directed, for the subsistance and pay of the first regiment, part of the said forces, from the first day of December to the first day of May following: With a proviso, That the said regiment, during that time, shall be stationed in small parties or detachments upon the frontiers of this colony, and be employed in ranging thereon, for the better protection thereof; and if the said regiment shall be detained or prevented by any authority whatsoever from returning to this colony after the said first day of December, or shall not after their return be employed in the service aforesaid, their pay and subsistance hereby given shall cease, and the said regiment shall not be deemed or taken to be in the service or pay of this colony, any thing in the said act to the contrary notwithstanding. With a further proviso, That during the time aforesaid the chaplain, adjutant, quarter master, and fort-major, shall not be continued in the said regiment; that there shall be but one colonel to the said regiment, and that no allowance shall be made to the said colonel for the expence of his table.

 

II. And whereas the said regiment, and the other forces in the pay of this colony, in conjunction with his majesty's regular forces, are now on their march to attack the enemy at Fort Du Quesne, and the withdrawing the said regiment at such a juncture may not only be of the most dangerous consequence to the said colony, but also occasion the defeat and total loss of the regular forces now on that expedition: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-Governor, Council, and Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted, by the authority of the same, That the governor or commander in chief of this colony shall have full power and authority to continue both the regiments now in the pay of this colony under the present establishment and regulation, and employ them in such manner and on such service as he shall judge most conducive to his majesty's interest and the safety of this colony, till the first day of January next, any thing in the said recited act to the contrary or seeming to the contrary, notwithstanding.

 

III. Provided always, That the soldiers in the second regiment shall not be obliged or compelled to continue in the service longer than the first day of December, and shall then be at liberty to quit the said service without being subject to the penalties inflicted by law for desertion. How long soldiers in 2d regiment may be continued.

 

IV. And be it further enacted, by the authority aforesaid, That John Robinson, esquire, treasurer, or the treasurer for the time being, appointed by or pursuant to an act of assembly, out of the public money that shall come to his hands, shall pay to such person or persons as shall be directed by warrant from the governor or commander in chief of this colony for the time being, so much money as shall be necessary for the pay of the said second regiment from the first day of December to the said first day of January next.

 

 

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