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. Negro slavery in the northern colonies. of the Masteror Mistress of such Slave or Slaves, on Forfeiture of treble the Va-lue of the Thing or Things traded for, and also the Sum of Five Poundscurrent lawful money, to the Master or Mistress of such Slave or XSlaves, for each offense; to be recovered of such Person or Personsso trading, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act,by Action of Debt, in any Court of Record within this Colony, wheresuch Sum or Suras is cognizable; and all Contracts and Bargains madewith any Slave or Slaves, shall be utterly void. II. And whereas, notwithst

. Negro slavery in the northern colonies. of the Masteror Mistress of such Slave or Slaves, on Forfeiture of treble the Va-lue of the Thing or Things traded for, and also the Sum of Five Poundscurrent lawful money, to the Master or Mistress of such Slave or XSlaves, for each offense; to be recovered of such Person or Personsso trading, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act,by Action of Debt, in any Court of Record within this Colony, wheresuch Sum or Suras is cognizable; and all Contracts and Bargains madewith any Slave or Slaves, shall be utterly void. II. And whereas, notwithst Stock Photo
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. Negro slavery in the northern colonies. of the Masteror Mistress of such Slave or Slaves, on Forfeiture of treble the Va-lue of the Thing or Things traded for, and also the Sum of Five Poundscurrent lawful money, to the Master or Mistress of such Slave or XSlaves, for each offense; to be recovered of such Person or Personsso trading, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act,by Action of Debt, in any Court of Record within this Colony, wheresuch Sum or Suras is cognizable; and all Contracts and Bargains madewith any Slave or Slaves, shall be utterly void. II. And whereas, notwithstanding sundry Laws passed heretoforein this Colony, forthe Purposes abovementioned, several evil-dispos-ed Persons, having Nothing in View but their own private Gain, doclandestinely trade and traffic with Slaves: For Remedy whereof, Beit Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That if-any Person or Persons jwithin this Colony, shall, from and after the Publication of this ||Act, sell any Rum or other Strong Liquor, to any Negro, Indian, or. Mulatto Slave or Slaves, or shall buy or take iriPawn from them,any Wares, Merchandizes, Apparel, Tools, Instruments, or any oth.rKind or Goods whatever, and shall thereof be accused by the Masteror Mistress or such Slave or Slaves, or by any other Person or Per-sons, before any one Justice of the Peace in the City or County wherethe Offender shall dwell or reside, shall forfeit and pay the Sumof Forty Shillings,for e^ery such Offense, to be recovered with Costsbefore th^ said Justice of the Peace, or before any other Justicedwelling where such Offejo.se is committed; who is hereby strictlyrequired and directed to hear, and finally to determine the same;unless the Person or Persons accused, as abovesaid, do take his, her,or their corporal Oath, (which Oath the said Justice is hereby impow-ered to administer) That he , she, or they, have not, either by them-*selves, or by any other Person or Persons on his, her, or their Be-h alf, directly or in

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