Addenda: May 1681

Pages 770-771

Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 11, 1681-1685. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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May 1681

May 14 7073. Minutes of Assembly of Nevis. Seven members present. Proposed by the Assembly to Governor and Council that negroes, horses, and other cattle upon freeholds be appraised by four judicious men. The Assembly request the Governor to sign executions as formerly. Proposed, that since by Act of the Island it is provided that negroes and horses seized for debt are to be sold by public outcry, and since by such outcry they are often sold for scarce half their value, defendants may apply to the Governor for a warrant of appraisement by two judicious men. Ordered, that the Assembly draw up its proposals at large for the next meeting. [Col. Papers, Vol. XLV., No. 78.]