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1629 Va. Acts 151, Acts of March 24th, 1629, Act 5, available at https://archive.org/details/statutesatlargeb01virg

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For the better furtherance and advancement of staple commodities, and more especially that of potashes and saltpeeter, it is thought fit that every master of a family within the several plantations of this colony shall use their best endeavors to prese...

For the better furtherance and advancement of staple commodities, and more especially that of potashes and saltpeeter, it is thought fit that every master of a family within the several plantations of this colony shall use their best endeavors to preserve and keep in dry and tight houses or casks all those ashes that shall proceed and be made by the wool that is burned in clearing their grounds . . . And that every master of a family shall have a special care, after a notice thereof given, to preserve and keep all their urine which shall be made in their several plantations. . .

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The Laws of the Earliest English Kings, Laws of King Alfred the Great: cap. 36

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It is moreover decreed: if a man have a spear over his shoulder, and any man stake himself upon it, that he pay the 'wer' without the 'wite.' if he stake himself before his face let him pay the 'wer.' If he be accused of wilfulness in the deed, let him...

It is moreover decreed: if a man have a spear over his shoulder, and any man stake himself upon it, that he pay the ‘wer’ without the ‘wite.’ if he stake himself before his face let him pay the ‘wer.’ If he be accused of wilfulness in the deed, let him clear himself according to the ‘wite;’ and with that let the ‘wite’ abate. And let this be if the point be three fingers higher than the hindmost part of the shaft; if they be both on a level, the point and hindmost part of the shaft, let that be without danger.

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