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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...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that there shall be one escheator commissioned in every...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no action shall be brought, whereby to charge any...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that no person presume to convey by deed, will, or...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that a widow after the death of her husband, shall tarry...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly that the lands, tenements and chattels, of ideots and...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that all alienations and warranties of lands, tenements...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that so much of one act passed in the year of our Lord...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the Justices of every county, at some court, to be...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the Aldermen of every county wherein such provision,...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the salaries and fees, ascertained by the table...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the bills of credit emitted by the American Congress,...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that it shall not be lawful for any person to offer in...
    For securing to the citizens of this commonwealth an indemnification out of the property of...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that when any ship of this commonwealth shall have been...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that a person descrying a vessel wrecked, or in peril, or...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that it shall be lawful for any person, by himself, or his...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that if any felon do rob or take away any money, or goods,...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that the driving of cattle into, or through, the...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that no person shall suffer a stoned horse, of the age of...
    Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that it shall not be lawful for any person to kill, hunt,...