A Daily Look at Historic Legislation

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We have not been able to locate any legislation passed on May 14th to this point, however, the following piece of legislation was not recorded with a specific date.




The Law Against Drunkenness


Be it enacted by the Authority aforesaid that every person disordering & abusing himself with Drink unto drunkenness being Legally convicted thereof, shall for the first time pay 5 shillings or work 5 days in the house of Correction at hard Labour & be fed only with bread & water, and for the second Offence & ever after 10 shillings or 10 days labour as aforesaid.


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