31. Runaway, out-lying Slaves, refusing to surrender themselves, or making Resistance against Persons legally impowered to take them up, may be shot, killed, or destroyed by such Persons. Ibid. §. 7. See below, Art. 44 and 45.
32. This Act shall be read in every County Court, by the Sheriff, or his Deputy, on Forfeiture of 500 lb Tobacco for every Omission. One Half to the Use of the County, the other to the Informer. Ibid. §. 8.
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