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March 19


Resolved, That if any person or persons, in any County within this Colony, who have held or pretend to hold any office or offices under the former Administration, and not being confirmed by the present Council and Assembly, having in his or their custody any Books, Records, Papers, and Files, shall deliver up the same to any new officer or officers, appointed in his or their room and stead by the Council and Assembly, upon demand; and upon refusal, the Sheriff of the County, where such recusant dwells, is hereby authorized and required to demand of him, or them,


such Books, Records, Papers, and Files; and upon non-compliance, to commit such recusant or recusants to his County jail, there to remain until further order of the General Assembly. A copy of the Vote of the said Assembly, attested, to be full evidence of the appointment of such new officer or officers.