. 9 Anne, c. 17, §1 (1711). Closing quotation mark supplied. Emphasis is JA
has omitted at the “&c.” a recital of the areas in which the statute was applicable:
The “colonies of New Hampshire, the Massachusetts Bay, and Province of Main, Rhode
Island, and Providence Plantation, the Narragansett Country or King's Province, Connecticut
in New England, and New York and New Jersey.” The penalty was £100 “for each such
offense” unless royal license had been obtained. It was to be sued upon within six
months before the nearest justice of the peace, and was to be divided, half to the
Crown and half to the informer. The act was repealed as to white pine trees by 8 Geo.
1, c. 12, §6 (1722). See note 935
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