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A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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We have not found legislation passed on March 18th yet, but we have some interesting pieces of legislation that were recorded with no specific date:

 

Passed in 1700 – William Penn, Governor

 

An ACT against forcible entry.

 

BE it enacted, That whosoever shall violently or forcibly enter into the house or possession of any other person within this province or territories, being duly convicted thereof, shall be punished as a breaker of the peace, and make such satisfaction to the party aggrieved as the circumstances of the fact will bear.

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

 

Passed in 1700 – William Penn, Governor

 

An ACT against Barrators.

 

BE it enacted, That if any person within this province and territories, an any court within the same, be indicted, proved and adjudged a common barrator, vexing others with unjust and vexations suits, he shall be adjudged a common barrator, and his suits and actions rejected, if the court see cause for the same, and he punished for his barratry.

 

For the full version of this piece of legislation click here.

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