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title:“An Act "for authorising the seizure of Salt, in the same manner as provisions for the use of the army"”
authors:George Mason
date written:1778-1-14

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Mason, George. "An Act "for authorising the seizure of Salt, in the same manner as provisions for the use of the army"." The Papers of George Mason. Vol. 1. Ed. Bernard Bailyn and James Morton Smith. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1970. 374. Print.

An Act "for authorising the seizure of Salt, in the same manner as provisions for the use of the army" (January 14, 1778)

[14 January 1778]
Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That from and after the passing of this act the agents, commissaries, or contractors, acting under appointment of the United States or this commonwealth, shall, and they are hereby authorised and required to seize for the use of the army any salt which they may discover in the possession of any person or persons within this commonwealth imported or purchased for sale, proceeding therein in the same manner as is directed in the case of seizing provisions by an act of assembly passed this session, intituled "An act for enabling the publick contractors to procure stores of provisions necessary for the ensuing campaign, and to prohibit the exportation of beef, pork, and bacon, for a limited time;" save only, that instead of the appraisement by the said act directed the person or persons from whom any salt shall be taken by virtue of this act shall be entitled to five pounds per bushel, together with the charge of carriage from the place of importation, for the same.
This act shall continue and be in force for the space of one month, unless the governour and council shall by proclamation declare that the publick wants are sufficiently provided for, and no longer.

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