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Title Chapter Date Passed Legislative Summary Source Document
An Act for continuing an Act made and passed in the Thirty third Year of His late Majesty’s Reign, intitled, “An Act for the summary Trial of Actions.” 2 George III [Chapter 11] 1762 This Act continues the 1759 Act, “An Act for the summary Trial of Actions,” which is to remain in force for two years. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act to prohibit for a limited Time the Exportation of Warlike Stores. 2 George III [Chapter 10] 1762 This Act prohibits the exportation of any ammunition or warlike stores and declares that the same found on board any vessel is to be forfeited. Any master and mariners knowing committing this offence are to be imprisoned for three months. Exceptions to and limits on this Act are described. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act in Addition to, and Amendment of, and for further prolonging, an Act made and passed in the First Year of His Majesty’s Reign, intitled, “An Act for suppressing unlicensed Houses, and for granting to His Majesty a Duty on Persons hereafter to be licensed.” 2 George III [Chapter 9] 1762 This Act adds to the 1761 Act, “An Act for suppressing unlicensed houses, and for granting to His Majesty a Duty on Persons hereafter to be licensed,” by imposing more severe penalties. This Act is to remain in force for one year. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act for regulating the Exportation of Fish, and the Assize of Barrels, Staves, Hoops, Boards, and all other kind of Lumber; and for appointing Officers to survey the same. 2 George III [Chapter 8] 1762 This Act sets several regulations on how fish can be exported, including the regulations on the barrels it is to be shipped in, and sets the standard sizes of lumber to be traded. The Act makes provision for the appointment of and describes the duties of several surveyors including gaugers of casks or barrels, cullers of dry cod-fish, and other surveyors of fish. This act is to be read and published every year as described. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act for the better regulating the Militia, on actual Service in Time of War. 2 George III [Chapter 7] 1762 This Act implements several regulations for the militia for preventing mutiny, desertion and contempt. Penalties for officers or soldiers who fail to obey orders or perform their duties, and for those who desert, are outlined. Restrictions on where trials can take place and how are put in place. Rates of pay for militia companies ordered to march from one part of the Province to another are outlined. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act in Addition to an Act, intitled, “An Act for establishing an regulating a Militia.” 2 George III [Chapter 6] 1762 This Act expands on a former Act, “An Act for establishing an regulating a Militia.” Under this Act, any person nominated and appointed to serve as a serjeant or corporal who refuses to serve is subject to a forty shillings fine. This Act also sets penalties for serjeants and corporals found drunk on duty. The Act also describes how companies are to be exercised in motions, use of arms, and shooting. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act for appointing Firewards, ascertaining their Duty, and for punishing Thefts and Disorders at the Time of Fire. 2 George III [Chapter 5] 1762 This Act makes provision for the appointment of up to ten persons to serve as firewards in Halifax. Their duties and the spear they are to carry and badge they are to wear are described. The Act also makes provision for persons suffering damages by fire to be compensated. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act to prevent the Firing of Squibs, Rockets, Serpents or other Fireworks. 2 George III [Chapter 4] 1762 This Act prohibits the making, sale, and firing of squibs, rockets, serpents, or other fireworks and makes it so offences are to be judged as a common nuisance. Penalties for those who offend against this Act are described. This Act also prohibits bonfires within three hundred yards of any buildings, stacks of hay, or corn. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act for Preventing fraudulent Dealings in the Trade with the Indians. 2 George III [Chapter 3] 1762 This Act directs that persons accused of having wronged or cheated Indigenous traders are to be prosecuted in before His Majesty's Justices or in a Court of Record. National Archive of the United Kingdom
An Act to enable the Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, or Commander in Chief, to borrow the sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Pounds for paying off the Public Debts, and to postpone the Payment of Bounties and Premiums. 2 George III [Chapter 2] 1762 This Act provides a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred pounds to pay off several accounts for public works carried on in previous years. This sum is to be repaid to the treasurer from the duties collected on beer, wine, rum, and other spirituous liquors. This Act also suspends bounties and premiums on fish, hay, oats, stone walls, hemp and flax for one year. National Archive of the United Kingdom