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    The Revisal of the Laws 1776–1786

    From: Jefferson Papers | Main Series | Volume 2 | The Revisal of the Laws 1776–1786

    The Common Law not to be medled with, except where Alterations are necessary. The Statutes to be...
    Oct. 20. 1777. * c. 1. to be excluded from the operation of the repealing bill, as are all others...
    To prevent all Doubt concerning the Time at which the Laws of this Commonwealth shall take place,...
    No. 1. } a { 11. or 13.E.1. stat. of Acton Burnel. allowing recognisances before a mayor to have...
    I. Crimes whose punishmt. extends to Life . 1. High-treason. Death < by burying alive. qu .> by...
    < confining prisoner in county jail, to be considd. as obeyg. writ .> < Presenting? def. &...
    1. A Bill To arrange the counties into Senatorial districts. 2. Concerning the election of...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that the districts, for which Senators are to be chosen to...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the Delegates for the several counties, and the City...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that if the Governor and President of the Privy Council...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that it shall be lawful for the Governor, with advice of...
    For forming the citizens of this commonwealth into a militia and disciplining the same for...
    For making provision against invasions and insurrections, and laying the burthen thereof equally...
    Whereas the present war between America and Great-Britain was undertaken for defence of the...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that a Board of War shall be constituted to consist of five...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that a Board of Trade shall be constituted to consist of...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that at the first session of every General Assembly there...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that there shall be a standing Board of Auditors for Public...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the public Treasurer may continue in office, without...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the districts of the naval officers shall remain as...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that the Governor and Council shall have power to appoint,...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that every able bodied freeman who will enlist to serve...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the commanding officer of the militia of every...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that every seaman, whose habitation is within this...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the Governor, with advice of the Council, from time...
    For the more general diffusion of public intelligence among the citizens of this commonwealth and...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that henceforth when any person having title to any real...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that every person aged twenty one years or upwards, being...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no estate of inheritance, or freehold, or for a term...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that those citizens who heretofore were aliens, and had...