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And be it further enacted, That if any Action or Suit shall be brought against any Person or Persons for any Thing done in pursuance or by virtue of this Act, such Action or Suit shall be commenced within Three Months next after the Fact committed and not afterwards ; and the Defendant or Defendants in every such Action or Suit may plead the General Blue, and give this Act and the special Matters in Evidence at any Trial to be had thereupon ; and if the Jury shall find for the Defendant of Defendants in any such Action or Suit, or if the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs shall be non-suited, or discontinue his, her, or their Action or Suit after the Defendant or Defendants shall have appeared ; or if upon Demurrer Judgment shall be given against the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, the Defendant or Defendants shall have Treble Costs, and have the like Remedy, for the same as any Defendant hath in other Cafes to recover Costs by Law.
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