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able Cause for postponing the same; and such Sentence shz. express not only the usual Judgment of Death, but also the To hereby appointed for the Execution thereof, and that the Bod

the Offender shall be dissected or hung in Chains, whichsoeta Power to of the Two the Court shall order : Provided always, that afte respite such Sentence shall have been pronounced, it shall be lawful fa

the Court or Judge to stay the Execution thereof, if such Cour

or Judge shall so think fit. As to the Dis- V. And be it enacted, That whenever Dissection shall be a section of the dered by such Sentence, the Body of the Murderer, if executi Bodies of Mur. in the County of Middlesex or City of London, shall be ima derers.

diately conveyed by the Sheriff or Sheriffs, or his or their Officers to the Hall of the Surgeons' Company, or to such other Place s the said Company shall appoint, and shall be delivered to suc Person as the said Company shall appoint, for the Purpose ? being dissected; and the Body of the Murderer, if execute. elsewhere, shall in like Manner be delivered to such Surgeo #

the Court or Judge shall direct, for the same Purpose. Prison Regu. VI. And be it enacted, That every Person convicted of Murder lations as to shall, after Judgment, be confined in some safe Place within the Murderers

Prison, apart from all other Prisoners, and shall be fed with Brent under Sentence. and Water only, and with no other Food or Liquor, except

case of receiving the Sacrament, or in case of any Sickness ir Wound, in which Case the Surgeon of the Prison may order ober Necessaries to be administered; and no Person but the Gaoler and his Servants, and the Chaplain and Surgeon of the Prison, shal have access to any such Convict, without the Permission in Writing of the Court or Judge before whom such Convict shall have been tried, or of the Sheriff or his Deputy: Provided always, that in ca the Court or Judge shall think fit to respite the Execution of such Convict, such Court or Judge may, by a Licence in Writing, relax, during the Period of the Respite, all or any of the Re

straints or Regulations hereinbefore directed to be observed. British subjects

VII. And be it enacted, That if any of His Majesty's Submay be tried in jects shall be charged in England with any Murder or Max England for

slaughter, or with being accessory before the fact to any Murder or Murder, or after the fact to any Murder or Manslaughter

, the Manslaughter committed same being respectively committed on Land out of the United Abroad. Kingdom, whether within the King's Dominions or without, I

shali be lawful for any Justice of the Peace of the County of Place where the Person so charged shall be, to take Cognizante of the Offence so charged, and to proceed therein as if the same had been committed within the Limits of his ordinary Jurisdiction; and if any Person so charged shall be committed for Trial

, admitted to bail to answer such Charge, a Commission of Over and Terminer under the Great Seal shall be directed to such Per. sons, and into such County or Place as shall be appointed by the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, or Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, for the speedy Trial of any such Offender; and such Persons shall have full Power to enquire of, hear, and determine all such Offences, within the County or Place limited in their Commission, by such good and lawful Men of the said County or Place as shall be returned before them for that Pufpose, in the same Manner as if the Offences had been actually

committed

committed in the said County or Place : Provided always, that if Proviso.
any Peers of the Realm, or Persons entitled to the Privilege of
Heerage, shall be indicted of any such Offences, by virtue of
Lany Commission to be granted as aforesaid, they shall be tried
by their Peers in the Manner heretofore used : Provided also,
that nothing herein contained shall prevent any Person from being
tried in any Place out of this Kingdom for any Murder or Man-
slaughter committed out of this Kingdom, in the same Manner as
such Person might have been tried before the passing of this Act.

VIII. And be it enacted, That where any Person, being felo- Provision for :: niously stricken, poisoned, or otherwise hurt upon the Sea, or at the Trial of

Murder and ziny Place out of England, shall die of such Stroke, Poisoning, or

Manslaughter, Húrt in England, or being feloniously stricken, poisoned, or where the seotherwise hurt at any Place in England, shall die of such Stroke, Death, or the

Poisoning, or Hurt, upon the Sea, or at any Place out of England, Cause of Death

every Offence committed in respect of any such Case, whether the only, happens in s same shall amount to the Offence of Murder or of Manslaughter,

England. one or of being accessory before the fact to Murder, or after the Fact

to Murder or Manslaughter, may be dealt with, enquired of, tried, determined, and punished in the County or Place in England in which such Death, Stroke, Poisoning, or Hurt shall happen, in the same Manner, in all respects, as if such Offence had been wholly committed in that County or Place.

IX. And be it enacted, That every Person convicted of Man- Punishment of slaughter shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be Manslaughter. transported beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for any Term not exceeding Four Years, or to pay such Fine as the Court shall award.

X. Provided always, and be it enacted, That no Punishment As to Homicide or Forfeiture shall be incurred by any Person who shall kill not felonious. another by Misfortune, or in his own Defence, or in any other Manner without Felony.

XI. And be it enacted, That if any Person unlawfully and ma. Attempts to liciously shall administer or attempt to administer to any Person, murder

, when or shall cause to be taken by any Person, any Poison or other evidenced by destructive Thing, or shall unlawfully

and maliciously attempt to certain Acts;

shall be Capital. drown, suffocate, or strangle any Person, or shall unlawfully and maliciously shoot at any Person, or sball, by drawing a Trigger, or in any other Manner, attempt to discharge any kind of loaded Arms at any Person, or shall unlawfully and maliciously stab, cut, or wound any Person, with Intent, in any of the Cases aforesaid, to murder such Person, every such Offender, and every Person counselling, aiding, or abetting such Offender, shall be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

XII. And be it further enacted, That if any Person unlawfully Shooting at, or and maliciously shall shoot at any Person, or "shall, by drawing a stabbing, cutTrigger, or in any other Manner, attempt to discharge any kind ting, or woundof loaded Arms at any Person, or shall unlawfully and maliciously with intent to stab, cut, or wound any Person, with Intent, in any of the Cases maim, &c. aforesaid, to maim, disfigure, or disable such Person, or to do shall be Capital, some other grievous bodily Harm to such Person, or with Intent provided the

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Case would to resist or prevent the lawful Apprehension or Detainer of have been Party so offending, or of any of his Accomplices, for any Ofers 2 Murder if

for which he or they may respectively be liable by Law to Death had ensued.

apprehended or detained, every such Offender, and every Perse counselling, aiding, or abetting such Offender, shall be guite Felony, and being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felce Provided always, that in case it shall appear, on the Trial of Person indicted for any of the Offences above specified, that so Acts of shooting, or of attempting to discharge loaded Arms, x of stabbing, cutting, or wounding as aforesaid, were committed under such circumstances, that if Death had ensued therefroe the same would not in Law have amounted to the Crime of Me der, in every such Case the Person so indicted shall be acquittei

of Felony. Administering XIII. And be it enacted, That if any Person, with Intent to Poison or using procure the Miscarriage of any Woman then being quick to any Means to

Child, unlawfully and maliciously shall administer to her, or cam procure the Miscarriage of

to be taken by her, any Poison or other noxious Thing, or shan a Woman quick use any Instrument or other Means whatever with the like Inter with Child. every such Offender, and every person counselling, aiding, a The like as to abetting such Offender, shall be guilty of Felony, and being cona Woman not victed thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon; and if any person

, quick with Child.

with Intent to procure the Miscarriage of any Woman not being, or not being proved to be, then quick with Child, unlawfully and maliciously shall administer to her, or cause to be taken by her

. any Medicine or other Thing, or shall use any Instrument or other Means whatever with the like Intent, every such Offender, and every Person counselling, aiding, or abetting such Offender, shat be guilty of Felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable. at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for

any Term not exceeding Fourteen Years nor less than Seres Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for any Term not exceed ing Three Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in

addition to such Imprisonment. A Woman XIV. And be it enacted, That if any Woman shall be delivered secreting the of a Child, and shall, by secret burying or otherwise disposing of dead Body of the dead Body of the said Child, endeavour to conceal the Bird her Child, to conceal the

thereof, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, Fact of its

and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned, Birth, guilty of with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Misdemeanor. Correction, for any Term not exceeding Two Years; and it shall

not be necessary to prove whether the Child died before, at, ar Proviso after its Birth : Provided always, that if any Woman tried for the Murder of her Child shall be acquitted thereof, it shall be lauta

) for the Jury, by whose Verdict she shall be acquitted, to find, in case it shall so appear in Evidence, that she was delivered of a Child, and that she did, by secret burying or otherwise disposing of the dead Body of such Child, endeavour to conceal the Birth thereof, and thereupon the Court may pass such Sentence as if she had been convicted upon an Indictment for the Concealment of the Birth.

XV. And

any Per.

(V. And be it enacted, That every Person convicted of the Sodomy.
ominable Crime of Buggery, committed either with Mankind or
h any Animal, shall suffer Death as a Felon.
XVI. And be it enacted, That every Person convicted of the Rape.
-ime of Rape shall suffer Death as a Felon.
XVII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully Carnal Know-
d carnally know and abuse any Girl under the Age of Ten ledge of a Girl
ars, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and being like of a Girl
nvicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon; and if

above 10 and
u shall unlawfully and carnally know and abuse any Girl, being below 12.
ove the Age of Ten Years and under the Age of Twelve Years,
ery such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being
Lavicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned, with or without
rd Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for
ch Term as the Court shall award.
XVIII. · And Whereas upon Trials for the Crimes of Buggery What shall be
ind of Rape, and of carnally abusing Girls under the respective sufficient Proof
Ages hereinbefore mentioned, Offenders frequently escape by of carnal Know-
reason of the Difficulty of the Proof which has been required of ledge in the

Four preceding the Completion of those several Crimes ;' for Remedy thereof

Cases, it enacted, That it shall not be necessary, in any of those ases, to prove the actual Emission of Seed in order to constitute carnal Knowledge, but that the carnal Knowledge shall be emed complete upon Proof of Penetration only. XIX. And be it enacted, That where any Woman shall have Forcible Abiy Interest, whether legal or equitable, present or future, ab- duction of a slute, conditional, or contingent, in any Real or Personal Estate,

Woman on ac

count of her :: shall be an Heiress presumptive or next of Kin to any one

Fortune, with aving such Interest, if any Person shall, from Motives of Lucre, Intent to marry ike away or detain such Woman against her Will, with Intent to her, &c. arry or defile her, or to cause her to be married or defiled by ny other Person, every such Offender, and every Person counelling, aiding, or abetting such Offender, shall be guilty of Felony, nd being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be transported berond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, for

any Term not exceedng Four Years.

XX. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawfully Unlawful Abtake, or cause to be taken, any unmarried Girl, being under the duction of a Age of Sixteen Years, out of the Possession and against the Will Girl from her

Parents or of her father or Mother, or of any other Person having the law

Guardians. ful Care or Charge of her, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to suffer such Punishment, by Fine or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award.

XXI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall maliciously, Child-stealing. either by Force or Fraud, lead or take away, or decoy or entice away, or detain,

any Child under the Age of Ten Years, with Intent to deprive the Parent or Parents, or any other Person having the lawful Care or Charge of such Child, of the Possession of such Child, or with Intent to steal any Article upon or about the Person of such Child, to whomsoever such Article may belong; or if any Person shall, with any such Intent as aforesaid, receive or harbour

any

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any such Child, knowing the same to have been, by Force or Free
led, taken, decoyed, enticed away, or detained as herein
mentioned; every such Offender, and every Person course.
aiding, or abetting such Offender, shall be guilty of Feloos,
being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be transported be
the Seas for the Term of Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, .
without hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Corral
for any Term not exceeding Two Years, and, if a Male, to be

twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court Not to extend so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment: Provided av: to Fathers that no Person who shall have claimed to be the Father of an , taking their

timate Child, or to have any Right to the Possession of such L. illegitimate

shall be liable to be prosecuted by virtue hereof, on accor Children.

his getting Possession of such Child, or taking such Child
the Possession of the Mother, or any other Person having *

lawful Charge thereof. Bigamy.

XXII. And be it enacted, That if any Person, being meal shall marry any other Person during the Life of the former E band or Wife, whether the Second Marriage shall have taken PL in England or elsewhere, every such Offender, and every Per counselling, aiding, or abetting such Offender, shall be guide Felony, and being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be ta ported beyond the Seas for the Term of Seven Years, or to al imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in the Common Good

House of Correction, for any Term not exceeding Two Seal Place of Trial. and any such Offence may be dealt with, enquired of, triech

, a termined, and punished in the County where the Offender sha.

apprehended or be in Custody, as if the Offence had been acte Exceptions, committed in that County : Provided always, that nothing beze

contained shall extend to any Second Marriage contracted 0-4 England by any other than a Subject of His Majesty, or to Person marrying a Second Time, whose Husband or Wife sa have been continually absent from such Person for the Spací v Seven Years then last past, and shall not have been known by Person to be living within that Time, or shall extend to any Perse who at the Time of such Second Marriage shall have been divorce: from the Bond of the First Marriage, or to any Person whose is. mer Marriage shall have been declared void by the Sentence

any Court of competent Jurisdiction. Arresting a XXIII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall arrest & Clergyman Clergyman upon any Civil Process, while he shall be perform:: during Divine

Divine Service, or shall, with the Knowledge of such Person, : Service.

going to perform the same, or returning from the Performar. thereof, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemears and being convicted thereof, shall suffer such Punishment, by Fe

or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award. Punishment

XXIV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall assault an. for Assaults on strike or wound any Magistrate, Officer, or other Person whatsOfficers,&c. for ever lawfully authorized, on account of the Exercise of his Day their Endea

in or concerning the Preservation of any Vessel in Distress, orci any Vessel, Goods, or Effects wrecked, stranded, or cast on Short

, shipwrecked Property. or lying under Water, every such Offender, being convicted thereu.

shall be liable to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term ei Seven Years, or to be imprisoned, with or without hard Labour, in

vours to save

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