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An Act for continuing An Act of the General Assembly of this Province intitled, “an Act for more effectually raising a Revenue within this Province for the support of its Government,” as also for continuing and explaining an Act intitled, “an Act for more effectually raising a Duty of Excise on Wine, Rum, and certain other enumerated Articles, and for preventing Frauds in the Collection of Revenue.” 26 George III – Chapter 6 1785 This Act repeals a section of an act passed in the last session of assembly, “An Act for more effectually Raising a Duty of Excise on Wine, Rum, and certain other enumerated Articles, and for preventing Frauds in the Collection of the Revenue for Explanation thereof,” and continues the rest of the Act until 1787. Early Canadiana Online
An Act in Addition to an amendment of an Act for establishing and regulating Ferries. 26 George III – Chapter 5 1785 Early Canadiana Online
An Act for continuing the several Laws therein mentioned. 26 George III – Chapter 4 1785 This Act continues several acts listed, relating largely to impost and excise duties as well as tolls, which are to remain in force until 1787. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to encourage and extend the export of Fish, Lumber and other Produce of this Province to the West Indies, and also to revive, alter and continue the several Laws relating to the Duties of Impost on Beer, Rum and other distilled Spirituous Liquors, which Laws expired the Thirty First Day of December, 1784. 26 George III – Chapter 3 1785 This Act revives and amends several acts relating to impost and excise duties on beer, rum, wine, and other spirituous liquors, as well as on molasses and sugars. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to empower the Justices of the Peace to hold Special Courts of Sessions for the Purposes therein mentioned. 26 George III – Chapter 2 1785 Under this Act, Justices of the Peace are empowered to call special courts or courts of sessions to try and determine criminal offences that do not extend to life and limb in order to reduce the time persons committed to jail are held in confinement. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for establishing the Times and place of holding the several Courts of Justice therein mentioned in the County of Cumberland. 26 George III – Chapter 1 1785 This Act describes when the courts of justice are to be held in Amherst each year. The Act also specifies the terms allowable between the issue of judgements, writs, and other process and when they are to be returnable. Early Canadiana Online
An Act to exempt all Molasses, Rum and other distilled Spirituous Liquors imported in to this Province, or purchased for the Use of his Majesty’s Careening Yard or Navy, from paying the several Impost Duties imposed thereon by the Laws of this Province. 25 George III Chapter 11 1784 This Act exempts the navy and careening yard from duties levied on certain goods as imposed by former Acts. This Act is to remain in force until 1786. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for continuing the several Acts herein after mentioned. 25 George III Chapter 10 1784 This Act continues several acts, mostly relating to the justice system in the province, which are to remain in force until the end of December, 1785. Early Canadiana Online
An Act in Addition to, and Amendment of an Act for continuing the several Laws relating to the Duties on licensed Houses, and for the Appropriation of the Monies raised thereby. 25 George III Chapter 9 1784 This Act amends the processes by which duties to be collected from licensed houses are to be accounted for and continues the 1768 Act, “An Act for Suppressing unlicensed Houses and for granting to his Majesty a Duty on Persons hereafter to be licensed,” as amended, which is to remain in force until the end of December 1785. Early Canadiana Online
An Act for more effectually raising a Revenue within this Province, for the Support of its Government. 25 George III Chapter 8 1784 This Act replaces the methods by which revenue is collected in the province. The Act lists the rates of duties on certain goods, including molasses, chocolate, and coffee and penalties for persons who neglect to pay them. Certain restrictions on the collectors' or receivers' participation in trade are outlined. Early Canadiana Online