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Wales, and also an Act passed in the Sixth Year of King Geors
the Fourth, to amend and explain the aforesaid Act of the Fu.
fifth Year of His late Majesty; and that the Word “ County'
shall be deemed to include any County, Riding, Division of te
County of Lincoln, Liberty, County of a City, County of a Tor
Cinque Port, or Town Corporate; and the Words“ Parish
Place” shall be deemed to include any Township, Hamlet, To
ing, Vill, extra-parochial Place, or any Place maintaining a
own Poor; and that the Words “General Quarter Sessions "sh
be deemed to include any General Annual Sessions of the Peao-
or any Adjournment thereof; and the Words“ County Rate
shall be deemed to include any Funds assessed upon or raised is
or belonging to any County, Řiding, Division of the County
Lincoln, Liberty, County of a City, County of a Town, Cina
Port, or Town Corporate, in the Nature of County Rates, and
applicable to the Purposes to which County Rates are app.*
cable; and that the Meaning of the said several Words shall
be restricted, although the same may be subsequently referred
in the singular Number only, unless it be otherwise specially pro
vided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repuz:
nant to such Construction.

LXII. And be it further enacted, That this Act, and the severa Matters (and Things herein contained, shall commence and tale effect from and after the First Day of August One thousand eists hundred and twenty-eight, and not sooner.

Commencement of Act.

Day of

SCHEDULES referred to in this Act.

No. l.
FORM OF AGREEMENT for uniting Counties, or Lunatic

Asylums maintained by voluntary Contributions, as this
Case may be] of

and
for the Purpose of Providing a Lunatic Asylum, or House
for the Reception of Insane Persons, pursuant to the Sta-
tute of the

Year of King George the
IT is agreed, this

by and between the Committees of Justices of the Peace severaly appointed for the County Cor Committee of Subscribers, as the Case may be] of

to treat for the uniting of the said Counties, or

Lunatic Asylum, [as the Case may be] for the Purposes of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act (here insert the title of this Aci], that the said Counties, &c. (as the Case may

be] shall from henceforth be united for the Purposes of the said' Act, and adopt in all respects the Provisions, Rules Orders, and Regulations, and comply with all

the Requisites prescribed by the said Act for Counties (as the Case may be] uniting for those Purposes, and that a County Lunatic Asylum, or House for the Reception of Lunatics and other Insane Persons, with all necessary Buildings, Courts, Yards, and Outlets, shall be imme diately provided at or near

and properly fitted up and accommodated for the Purposes mentioned in the said Act; and that the necessary Expences attending upon the providing, building, fitting up, Repairs and Maintenance of the said County

Lunatic

natic Asylum, shall be defrayed by the said County or Counties I Lunatic Asylum, so united, in the following Proportions ; (that o say,) The County of

Four Ninths of the said Expences. The County of

Three Ninths of the same. The Lunatic Asylum of

Two Ninths of the same - as the Case may be]. And we do further agree, that the Committee of Visitors to perintend the Building, Erection, and Management of the said unty Lunatic Asylum, shall be formed in the following Propor. n: The Justices of the Peace for the said County of Il appoint

the Justices of the Peace for the County shall appoint

and the Subscribers the Lunatic Asylum of

shall appoint id hereunto we, the undersigned Justices of the Peace, being ? major Part of each of the Committees of Justices for the d several Counties, and we, the undersigned, being the major irt of the Committee of Subscribers to the Lunatic Asylum, do, 1 the Part and Behalf of the said Counties and Lunatic Asylum, t our Hands and Seals, this

Day of the Year

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No. 2.
FORM of MORTGAGE and CHARGE upon the COUNTY

RATES, for securing the Money borrowed.
VE,

of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and Chairman of the Court of Quarter Sesà ons of the Peace of the County, &c. of ase shall be], holden at

the ad

Two other of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace - cting for the said County, &c. and assembled in the said Court,

pursuance of the Powers to us given by an Act passed in the finth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, itituled An Act [here insert the Title of this Act] do hereby in pen Court mortgage and charge all the Rates to be raised within he said County, &c. [as the Case may be], under the Description f County Rates, with the Payment of the Sum of which

of

hath proposed and agreed o lend, and hath now actually advanced and paid towards deraying the Expences of purchasing Lands for building, repairing, &c. [as the Case shall be] the County Lunatic Asylum for the said County, &c. or the united Counties of, &c. [as the Case may

be], and we do hereby confirm and establish the same unto the said

his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, for securing the Repayment of the said Sum of

and Interest for the same after the Rate of per Annum, and do order the Treasurer for such County, &c. or other Person (as the Case shall be], to pay the Interest of the said Sum of

Half-yearly, as the same shall become due, until the Principal shall be discharged, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act.

per Centum

WE,

No. 3.
FORM OF WARRANT. S. 30.
To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of
in the County of

to wit.
and

Two of

0 E Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the Coub

hereby require you, in pursuance of an do Parliament passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His prej Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act (here inger: Title of this Act], to make out a True List of all Insane Perse being Paupers, within the Parish aforesaid, specifying the Ne Sex, and Age of each Insane Person, and whether such lese

:
Person be dangerous or otherwise, and for what Length of Tu:
such Lunatics shall have been disordered in their Senses, a
where confined, or how otherwise disposed of; and you sha
the Receipt of this Warrant prepare such List according to a
Form hereunto annexed, and verify the same on Oath before 1"
One Justice of the Peace, and return the same, accompanied
a Certificate from a Physician, Surgeon, or Licensed Apothecs
as to the State and Condition of each Insane Person, to the Citi
of the Peace or his Deputy; and on neglect to prepare so
List, or to return the same within Fifteen Days to the Clerk
the Peace or his Deputy, with such Certificate as aforesaid, or :
verify such List on Oath, you will for every such Offence a
subject to a Fine not exceeding Ten Pounds. And you
hereby required to take notice, that it shall be lawful for you 2
defray the necessary Expences of Examination of such Insa:
Persons by a Physician, Surgeon, or Apothecary, out of the For
Rates of the Parish.

Given under our Hands and Seals, this
of
in the Year of our Lord

A.B.

(L.S.) C.D.

(L. 8.)

No. 4. FORM OF RETURN. Geo. 4. c. A true List of all Lunatics and dangerous Idiots within the Parish or Precinct of in the County of

specifying the Name Sex, and Age of each Lunatic and Idiot, and whether such Lunatics by dangerous or otherwise, and for what Length of Time such Lunatics ha been disordered in their Senses, and where confined, or how others: disposed of.

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Sworn by

Overseers of the Poor of the said Parish of before me, 'One of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace acting in and for the County of

at

this Day of in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and

A.B.

No. 5.

FORM OF WARRANT. WHEREAS it appears to us,

of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of having called to our .ssistance

a Physician, or Surgeon, or Apothecary, is the Case may be) that

chargeable to the Parish F

in the said County, is lunatic, insane, or a dangerous liot (as the Case may be], you are hereby directed to cause the id

to be conveyed to the County Lunatic Asylum tablished at or to the House of

situate in the County of

the said House ring a House duly licensed for the Reception of Insane Persons. Given under our Hands and Seals, this

To the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of

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in England.

CAP. XLI.
An Act to regulate the Care and Treatment of Insane Persons

[15th July 1828.]
THEREAS the Laws now existing for licensing and regu- .
England are ineffectual: And Whereas it is expedient that the

several

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• several Statutes and Acts hereinafter mentioned should to

repealed, and some other Provision made in lieu thereof.

licensing and regulating such Houses, and for improving 2 · Treatment of Insane Persons ;' Be it therefore enacted by a King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice ex Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons

this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of L Repeal of Acts same, That from and after the Commencement of this Act, 14 G.9. c.49. several Statutes and Acts following shall be repealed; viz. and

passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His late Mujer

King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating Ve 19 G. 3. c. 15. houses; and also an Act passed in the Nineteenth Year of by

Reign of His said Majesty King George the Third, intituled
Act to continue an Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the R

of His present Majesty, intituled · An Act for Regulating Vi 26 G. 3. c.91. houses, for a further Time therein limited ; and also an Act passe.

in the Twenty-sixth Year of the Reign of His said late Majes King George the Third, intituled An Act for making perpetra' e: Act made in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of His prezra Majesty, intituled An Act for regulating Madhouses ;' and the same several Statutes and Acts are hereby repealed, and frau and after the Commencement of this Act shall cease and determine, save only and except as to such Proceedings under 2 of the said recited Acts respectively as shall have commencer before the passing of this Act, and which shall and may be continued and proceeded in under the Authority of and accordi to the Provision of either of the said recited Acts or of this Aca

as shall be most expedient. Secretary of II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be larta State for the for His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Hour Home Depart. Department for the Time being, annually, on the First Day o ment to appoint August in every Year, or within Ten Days then next following, by missioners

an Instrument under his Hand and Seal, to appoint not less thai within London, Fifteen Persons to be Commissioners, during the Space of Ove &c., of whom Year, for licensing and visiting all Houses within the Cities ar Five to be London and Westminster, and within Seven Miles thereof, aw Physicians.

within the County of Middleser, for the Reception of Two or more Insane Persons, of which Commissioners Five at the leasi shall be Physicians; and the said Secretary of State shall caus

the Names of such Commissioners to be published in the London Proviso as to Gazette within Ten Days after their Appointment: Provided Physicians at- always, that no Physician appointed as such Commissioner shal tending Pa.

professionally attend upon the Patients in any House so to be tients in such

licensed for the Reception of Insane Persons, unless he be spe Houses.

cially directed to visit any Patient by any Relative or Friend, under whose Order such 'Patient has been admitted into such House, or by a Committee appointed by the Lord Chancellor, er Lord Keeper or Commissioners of the Great Seal of Great Bri: tain, being intrusted, by virtue of the King's Sign Manual, with the Care and Commitment of the Custody of the Persons and

Estates of Persons found Lunatic or Idiot, or of unsound Mind: Commissioners and the aforesaid Commissioners are hereby empowered to grant to grant Licences, if they shall think fit, in the Manner directed by this Licences for

Act, for Persons to keep Houses for the Reception of Two or Houses.

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