Most of the act deals with the punishment of slaves who have violated the law. Possible offenses include running away; gaming; stealing; selling merchandise; carrying weapons; drinking alcohol; "assembling in great numbers...and drumming or making...
The act attempts to control the activities of Indian traders because "a well regulated Indian Trade would be of the utmost advantage to the Commerce of Great Britain and for the benefit and safety of the British Colonies in America." It explains...
The act attempts to protect the "Infant Colony" from disorder and idleness: "Whereas Drunkness and Debauchery in every Community tend very much to inervate [sic] the Constitutions of such unhappy persons as are addicted to those Vices, and when...
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