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under his Hand and Seal, either commit such Offender to the Common Gaol, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for the Space of Three Calendar Months, or Cause such Offender to be
publicly or privately whipped, at the Discretion of such Justice. In what Cases CLIII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be conthis Act shall strued to extend to the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, extend to Jer
Sark, and Man, and the Islands thereto belonging, as to the sey, Guernsey, Provisions therein for mustering and paying, and to the Provi&c.
sions for the Trial and Punishment of Officers and Soldiers who shall be charged with Mutiny and Desertion, or any other of the Offences which are by this Act declared to be punishable by the Sentence of a General, or Garrison, or Detachment, or Řegimental Court-martial; and also to the Provisions which relate to the Punishment of Persons who shall conceal Deserters, or shall knowingly buy, exchange, or otherwise receive any Arms, Clothes, Caps, or other Furniture belonging to the King, or any such Articles generally deemed Regimental Necessaries, from any Soldier or Deserter, or who shall cause the Colour of
such Clothes to be changed. Form of Con- CLXI. And for the more easy Conviction of Offenders against viction. this Act, be it enacted, That in case any Person shall be con
-victed of any Offences by which they shall become liable to any of
Day of in the Year of our Lord
in the County aforesaid, A. B. came before me, [or us] One (or Two] of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace in • and for the said County, and informed me (or us] that G. H.
now last past, at • in the said County, did [here set forth the Fact in the Manner
described in the Statute); whereupon the said G. H., after being duly summoned to answer the said Charge, appeared before me [or us] the said Justice for Justices) on the
Day of at
in the said County, and having • heard the Charge contained in the said Information, declared • that he was not guilty of the said Offence; but the same being · fully proved upon the Oath of I. K. a credible Witness, it mani• festly appeared to me (or us) the said Justice (or Justices] that • he the said G. H. is guilty of the said Offence charged upon him • in the said Information: It is therefore considered and adjudged • by me (or us] the said Justice (or Justices) that he the said G. H. • be convicted, and I (or we] do hereby convict himn of the Of. « fence aforesaid; and I (or we] do hereby declare and adjudye " that the said G. H. hath forfeited the Sum of
for the « Offence aforesaid, to be distributed as the Law directs, according to the Statute in that Case made and provided.
• Given, et cetera.'
into the Ex
from time to time.
Duties on Personal Estates, Offices, and Pensions in Eng-
[26th March 1828.] [The 1st, 2d, and 3d Sections of this Act are respectively the same
(except as to Dates) as the 1st, 2d, and 5th Sections of 7 & 8 G.4. c. 7. j
IV. And be it further enacted, That there shall be provided A Register to and kept, in the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt of His Ma- be kept of all jesty's Exchequer at Westminster, One Book of Register, in which Money paid all the Money that shall be paid into the said Exchequer for the chequer for the said Rates and Duties hereby granted or continued on Personal Duties hereby Estates, and on Offices and Employments of Profit, Pensions, granted. Annuities, and Stipends, shall be entered and registered apart and distinct from all other Monies paid and payable to His Majesty, and shall be carried to the Consolidated Fund; and that it shall Treasury to apbe lawful for the said Commissioners of the Treasury to issue and ply the Money apply the same from time to time to such Services, as shall then have been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of Parliament.
V. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act may be Act amended, altered, or repealed by any Act or Acts to be made in altered, &c.
this Session. this present Session of Parliament.
C A P. VI.
have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employ-
[26th March 1828.]
CA P. VII.
of the then next Session of Parliament, so much of certain
[26th March 1828.] [5 G. 3. (7.) 13 & 14 G.3. (I.) 25 G.3.(1.) and 36 G.3. (I.) continued.]
thousand eight hundred and twenty-nine, the Rates of Sub-
[3d April 1828.]
to hold their Sessions of the Peace during Term and the
HEREAS by the present Law of this Realm the Justices
of the Peace for the City and Liberties of Westminster are not authorized to hold their Sessions during the Sitting of His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster or else' where in the County of Middlesex, and it is expedient that the
said Justices should have such Power and Authority, for the more speedy Trial of Offenders, and the more effectual Dispatch of Business ;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Pere Sessions of the liament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it Peace may be shall be lawful for the said Justices of the Peace for the City and held at West
Liberties of Westminster to begin and continue, or to continue minster, notwithstanding
when begun, any Session of the Peace for the said City and Lithe Sitting of berties, until the Business thereof shall be finally concluded, notthe Court
of withstanding the Essoign Day or other Commencement of any King's Bench. Term may happen, or His Majesty's Court of King's Bench may
sit at Westminster or elsewhere in the County of Middlesex, before, or at the Beginning, or during the Continuance of any such Session; and that all Trials, Judgments, Proceedings, Acts, and Things whatsoever, had, made, and done at any such Session, and all Proceedings, Acts, and Things whatsoever in pursuance of such Judgments, shall, notwithstanding the happening of the Essoign Day or other Commencement of any Term, or the Sit
ting of the Court of King's Bench as aforesaid, be good and Commence- valid in Law to all Intents and Purposes: Provided always, that ment of the every Session of the Peace to be held for the said City and Sessions. Liberties shall commence in the Week preceding the holding
of each of the Quarter or General Sessions of the Peace for
the County of Middleser. Public Act. II. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be deemed
and taken to be a Public Act.
of the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty-
[3d April 1828.] “ There shall be applied, for the Service of the Year 1828, the “ Balance which may be paid into the Exchequer by the Bank “ of England on 5th April 1829, pursuant to 56 G. 3. c.97.;
any Sum paid in respect of Exchequer Bills issued for Public “ Works and Fisheries ;-60,0001. paid in by the East India “ Company for Expences of Pensions, &c.;- and also 2,134,6307. “ by the Trustees for Military and Naval Pensions, &c.
CA P. XI.
nalties to which Vessels are liable, under various Acts, for
[3d April 1828.] THEREAS by various Acts passed in the Parliament of spectively, whereby Ships and Vessels are prohibited from the • Use of Fire in certain Ports, Rivers, and Harbours within that
Kingdom : And Whereas it is expedient to exempt Ships, Barges, • or Vessels propelled by Steam from such Prohibition ; Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this
present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Fires may be Act it shall be lawful to light and use Fires on Board all Ships, used on board Vessels, Boats, or Barges propelled by Steam, in or upon any Vessels propelPort, Harbour, River, Canal, or Lake, or any Part thereof, in Iré- led by Steam land; any Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding.
on any River,
&c. in Ireland. CAP. XII. An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to exclude the Borough of Penryn from sending Members to serve in Parliament.
[18th April 1828.]
der the Management of the Commissioners of Stamps on
[9th May 1828.]
Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled • An Act for repealing the Stamp Duties on Deeds, Law Proceed
ings, and other written or printed Instruments, and the Duties on • Fire Insurances, and on Legacies and Successions to Personal
Estate upon Intestacies, now payable in Great Britain, and for 'granting other Duties in lieu thereof, a Duty is imposed in Great • Britain as follows ; that is to say, for and in respect of every
Insurance from Loss or Damage by Fire only, which shall be 'made or renewed or continued by any Public Company, or other • Person or Persons, licensed or who ought to be licensed as in
the said Act is mentioned, or by the Royal Exchange or London • Assurance Corporation, a Duty of Three Shillings for every One
hundred Pounds insured for a Year, and at and after that Rate
peal the several Stamp Duties in Ireland, and also several Acts for • the Collection and Management of the said Duties, and to gras
new Stamp Duties in lieu thereof, and to make more effectual Re. gulations for collecting and managing the said Duties, certain Duties are imposed in Ireland as follows ; that is to say, for any
Assurance or Insurance for or upon any Sum of One hundred · Pounds, or any lesser Sum, that is or shall be insured by any · Person or Persons, in or by any Policy of Insurance for insuring
Houses, Goods, Furniture, Warehouses, Merchandizes, or other
Property, from Loss by Fire, yearly, a Duty of Two Shillings • and Sixpence, and for every Hundred Pounds of such Insurance • after the first Hundred, a like Sum of Two Shillings and Six• pence; and where the Sum insured shall exceed One hundred · Pounds, or any progressive Sums of One hundred Pounds each,
by any fractional Part of One hundred Pounds, a Duty in proportion for such fractional Part, and so in proportion for any • shorter Period than a Year, in all the said Cases of Insurance • from Loss by Fire: And Whereas in certain Cases several dis• tinct Subjects or Parcels of Risk have been insured collectively ' in One Sum, specified as payable in case of the Destruction by * Fire of any one of such Subjects, and a Premium equal in ' Amount to the Aggregate of the several Premiums which would • be payable for the Insurance of all such separate Subjects or * Parcels by separate and distinct Insurances, has been received
by the Insurers, but the Duty payable to His Majesty under the said recited Acts in respect of such Insurance has been
charged and paid only on the Amount of the single Sum specified • to be so insured, and has not been increased in like Manner
as the Premium has been increased, although such collective • Insurance has been made to effect the Purpose of several se
parate and distinct Insurances, to the manifest Injury of His • Majesty's Revenue;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present ParDetached liament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from Buildings or and after the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and Goods contain- twentyeight, in every Case where any Insurance from Loss or ed in such
Damage by Fire shall be made or renewed or continued upon Two Buildings, occasioning a
or more detached Buildings, or upon Two or more Buildings so Plurality of separated from each other as to occasion a Plurality of Risks, or Risks, shall be upon any Goods, Wares, Merchandize, or other moveable Property valued and in contained in Two or more such Buildings as above described, or sured sepa
lying or being in Two or more Places so separated from each other rately.
as to occasion a Plurality of Risks (except the Implements and Stock upon any One Farm), then and in any of the Cases aforesaid every such separate Building shall be separately valued, and a distinct and separate Sum shall be insured thereon, and in like Manner at least One distinct and separate Sum shall be insured upon the Goods, Wares, Merchandize, or other moveable Property contained in every such separate Building, or lying or being in every such separate Place as aforesaid; and it shall not be lawful to insure One gross Sum upon Two or more such separate Subjects or Parcels of Risk as aforesaid taken collectively.