III THAT the Freemen in each respective County at the Time and Place of Meeting for Electing their Representatives to serve in Assembly, may as often as there shall be Occasion, chuse a double Number of Persons to present to the Governor for Sheriffs and Coroners to serve for ThreeYears, if so long they behave themselves well; out of which respective Elections and Presentments, the Governor shall nominate and commissionate one for each of the said Offices, the Third Day after such Presentment, or else the First named in such Presentment, for each Office as aforesaid, shall stand and serve in that Office for the Time before respectively limited; and in Case of Death or Default, such Vacancies shall be supplied by the Governor, to serve to the End of the said Term. PROVIDED ALWAYS, That if the said Freemen shall at any Time neglect or decline to chuse a Person or Per- sons for either or both the aforesaid Offices then and in such Case, the Persons that are or shall be in the respective Offices of Sheriffs or Coroners, at the Time of Election, shall remain therein, until they shall be removed by another Election as aforesaid. AND that the Justices of the respective Counties shall or may nominate and present to the Governor ThreePersons, to serve for Clerk of the Peace for the said County, when there is a Vacancy, one of which the Governor shall commissionate within Ten Days after such Presentment, or else the Firstnominated shall serve in the said Office during good Behavior. IV THAT the Laws of this Government shall be in this Stile, viz. By the Governor, with the Consent and Approbations of the Freemen in General Assembly Met; and shall be, after Confirmation bv the Governor, forthwith recorded in the Rolls Office, and kept at Philadelphia, unless the Governor and Assembly shall agree to appoint another Place. V THAT all Criminals shall have the same Privileges of Witnesses and Council as their Prosecutors. VI THAT no Person or Persons shall or may, at any Time hereafter, be obliged to answer any Complaint, Matter or Thing whatsoever, relating to Property, before the Governor and Council, or in any other Place, but in ordinary Course of Justice, unless Appeals thereunto shall be hereafter by Law appointed. VII THAT no Person within this Government, shall be licensed by the Governor to keep an Ordinary, Tavern or House of Publick Entertainment, but such who are first recommended to him, under the Hands of the Justices of the respective 84
Part Three: Maturing Colonial Society Counties, signed in open Court; which Justices are and shall be hereby empowered, to suppress and forbid any Person, keeping such Publick-House as aforesaid, upon their Misbehaviour, on such Penalties as the Law cloth or shall direct; and to recommend others from time to time, as they shall see Occasion.