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pulling down or demolishing the same, or for any other Pan
whatever,) shall wilfully, fraudulently, or maliciously, and
the Purpose of any intended Improvement or beneficial Altez
therein, pull down or demolish or begin to pull down or <a
the same, or commit any other unlawful Waste or Destru
thereof or thereto, or shall pull down or sever from the Free
any Fixture or Utensil, being within or appurtenant te
Dwelling House or other Building, or used or occupied
with, or which in a due Course of Occupancy ought not to be
pulled down or severed from the Freehold, or who shall
and knowingly aid, abet, or assist in the same, or who sha:
fully and knowingly purchase or contract to purchase the time
rials or any Part of the Materials of which such Dwelling His
or other Building was constructed, or any Fixture or l'
being within or appurtenant to any such Dwelling House or
Building, or Part of such Dwelling House or other Builde
used and occupied therewith, and which in due Course of Os
pancy ought not to be pulled down and severed from the bal
hold, shall be deemed and is hereby declared to be guits
Misdemeanor, and shall be subject and liable, on Coonide
thereof, to the like Pains and Penalties as in Cases of Me

meanor. When Suspicion XXV. And be it enacted, That in all Cases where any Dreiz is entertained of House or other Building, or any Part of any Dwelling Hour o Intent to demo- other Building, shall be held by virtue of any Lease or age lish or injure Houses,

ment, or for any Term of Years, or other less Term, certam II Owners, &c.

Will, whether the Possession of such Dwelling House or cu may make

Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Belize Oath thereof shall have been obtained by Fraud or not, whenever it sha Magistrate.

suspected that any Person or Persons is or are about to pull det
or demolish, or to commit any unlawful Waste or Destruction **
such Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such De
House or other Building, it shall and may be lawful to and is
any Owner, Lessor, or Landlord thereof, or any other Person :
Persons entitled to the same, or interested in the Preservater
thereof, or for any Trustee or Agent acting upon the Part 8
Behalf of any Owner, Lessor, Landlord, or Person so interest:
to make and take an Oath or Affidavit in Writing, (or Affira
in Writing, if a Quaker) before any Justice of the Peace or via
trate for the County, City, Town, or other place within which se.
Dwelling House or Building shall be situate, stating the Beliefst
Suspicion of the Person or Persons making such Affidavir
Affirmation, that some Person or Persons in the Possession
Occupation of such Dwelling House or other Building, or of se
Part thereof, or by the Permission or Collusion of some Persso;
the Occupation of such Dwelling House or other Building, or
some Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, hath or bate
an Intention to commit, or do propose to commit, some such
ful or fraudulent Waste and Destruction as is hereinbee
described, or if any such Waste or Destruction shall have been
commenced there, that the same was fraudulent or malicious. 131
not for the Purpose of any Improvement or beneficial Altera:na
in such - Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such
Dwelling House or other Building, and which Oath and Affira 190

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» Justice or Magistrate is hereby empowered and required to sinister; and upon such Affidavit or Affirmation being made Magistrate such Person or Persons as aforesaid, it shall and may be law. shall thereupon for such Justice or Magistrate to issue a Notice in Writing, the Parties not ied by him, stating that Information on Oath or Affirmation has

to proceed n received that some Person or Persons occupying such without the elling House or other Building, or acting under or by the Licence of such hority or Permission of, and in collusion with, such Occupier Magistrate.

ccupiers of such Dwelling House or other Building, intends ntend, or is or are about to commit wilful and fraudulent ste, by pulling down and destroying such Dwelling House ther Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other ding, and cautioning and admonishing all such Persons, and Persons whomsoever, not to proceed to pull down or destroy therwise injure such Dwelling House or other Building, or any t of such Dwelling House or other Building, until special ive, Licence, and Authority in Writing for that Purpose shall first procured from and given by the Justice or Magistrate whom such Notice shall be signed ; and such Notice shall be Service of such ved on any and every Person by whom it shall be suspected Notice. t such Waste and Destruction shall be intended to be comted, or by whom any such Waste and Destruction shall have in commenced, if such Person can be found, and if not, then h Notice shall be affixed on the principal Door or Entrance of h Dwelling House or other Building; and every and any Per. Persons pro

who, after being duly served with such Notice, or after such ceeding in tice shall be posted on the principal Door or Entrance of such demolishing selling House or other Building, shall, without such Leave, such Notice, cence, or Authority as aforesaid, pull down or demolish, or shall guilty of Misgin to pull down or demolish, or shall proceed in pulling down demeanor. demolishing, any such Dwelling House or other Building, or ș Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, or who shall ifully and unlawfully aid, abet, or assist in the pulling down or molishing, or beginning to pull down or demolish, or proceeding pulling down or demolishing of any such Dwelling House or her Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other uilding, or in committing any unlawful Waste or Destruction ereof or therein, shall be deemed and is hereby declared to be uilty of a Misdemeanor.

XXVI. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall, Persons pulling fter the Service or Posting of such Notice, begin to pull down down Houses nd destroy, or shall proceed in pulling down or destroying, after such

Notice r shall otherwise wilfully and maliciously injure and commit

apprehended nlawful Waste in, on, or to any such Dwelling House or other and imprisoned Building, or any part of such Dwelling House or other Building, until they give or if any Person or Persons, having commenced any such Waste, Security not to pulling down, or Destruction, shall not immediately desist from proceed in such continuing and committing such Offence, it shall and may be law- and to repair ful for any Justice of the Peace or Magistrate, and he is hereby Damages. authorized and required, to issue his Warrant, under his Hand and Seal, directed to any Constable or Constables, authorizing such Constable or Constables to prevent such pulling down or Destruction of such Dwelling House or other Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, and to take 9 Geo. IV.

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been laid or shall be laid before any Justice or Justices of the Person than

Peace in Great Britain, by any Person other than the Solicitor of an Officer of

Stamps in England or Scotland, or some Officer of the Stamp
Stamps, on
Payment of Duties, for the

Recovery of any Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture made
Costs.

or incurred by virtue of any Act or Acts relating to any Duties
under the Management of the Commissioners of Stamps, it shall
be lawful for the Person or Persons against whom such Inform-
ation shall have been or shall be laid to apply to the Justice or
Justices of the Peace before whom the Information shall have
been laid, or to the Justices of the Peace at the General Quarter
Sessions to which any Appeal shall have been or shall be duly
made from any Conviction obtained or made on any such Inform-
ation laid by any Person other than as aforesaid, to quash such
Information or Čonviction upon Payment by the Defendant of such
Costs and Charges as to such Justice or Justices shall seem reason-

and it shall be lawful for such Justice or Justices, if they
shall think fit so to do, and such Justice or Justices are hereby
authorized and empowered, upon such Application, to quash

such Information or Conviction accordingly. Penalties of XIX. · And Whereas by an Act passed in the Fifty-fifth Year 201. and 501.

of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intiunder 55 G.3. c. 100. as to

• tuled An Act to provide for the Collection and Management of Receipts in

· Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Receipts Ireland, re- and Game Certificates in Ireland, Three several Penalties of duced to 101. • Twenty Pounds each, and One Penalty of Fifty Pounds, are

imposed upon Persons committing the several Offences specified, • in the said last-recited Act, in relation to the Stamp Duties

on Receipts in Ireland;' Be it enacted, That from and after the Expiration of Ten Days next after the passing of this Act, any Person who shall have committed or shall commit any of the Offences in the said Act specified, in relation to the Stamp Duties on Receipts in Ireland, shall, upon Conviction for any such Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds and no more; any thing in the said recited Act to the contrary notwith

standing. So much of XX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the 55 G. 9. c. 100. Expiration of Ten Days next after the passing of this Act, so as declared

much of the said last-recited Act as declares that any Clerk or certain Offences by Clerks as to

Person in the Employment of another, who shall commit certain Receipts to be

Offences in the said Act mentioned relating to Receipts, shall, Misdemeanors, upon being, convicted thereof, be deemed guilty of a Misderepealed. meanor, and be punished by Fine and Imprisonment and other

corporal Punishment, shall be and the same is hereby repealed ; Penalty on and from and after the Expiration of Ten Days next after the Persons com

passing of this Act, any Clerk or other Person in the Employmitting such

ment of another, who shall have committed or shall commit Offence, 101.

any
such Offence, shall, upon Conviction for any such Offence, forfeit
the Sum of Ten Pounds, and no more, in addition to the Penalty
, to which the Employer or Employers of such Person is or are by
the said last-mentioned Act or by this Act subject and liable in

respect of such Offence.
Recovery of XXI. And be it further enacted, That the said several Penalties
Penalties. of Ten Pounds by this Act imposed on Offences committed in
Ireland shall be recovered in the same Manner as any Penalty

imposed

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imposed by the Acts in force in Ireland with respect to Stamp Duties

may be recovered. XXII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every Case On Proceedings in which any Suit, Proceeding, or Prosecution shall have com- pending for menced with relation to any such Offences under the said last. Penalties under recited Act, and in which Judgment or a Conviction shall not 55 G. 3. c.100. have been obtained before the passing of this Act, such Suit, Judgment or Proceeding, or Prosecution shall not be abated or affected in shall be only consequence of the Provisions of this Act, and it shall not be for Penalties necessary to recommence such Suit, Proceeding, or Prosecution; imposed by this but in case a Judgment or Conviction shall be obtained therein, Act. the same shall be given only for the Amount of the Penalty or Penalties by this Act imposed, in lieu of the Penalty or Punishment under the said recited Act.

CAP. L.
An Act for regulating the Appropriation of certain unclaimed

Shares of Prize Money acquired by Soldiers or Seamen in

the Service of the East India Company. [15th July 1828.] : W

HEREAS by an Act made and passed in the First and 'tuled An Act to regulate the Appropriation of unclaimed Shares 1&26. 4. C.61.

of Prize Money belonging to Soldiers or Seamen in the Service of the East India Company, Provisions are made for regulating the • Appropriation of all such unclaimed Prize Money, belonging " to Soldiers or Seamen in the Service of the United Company • of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, as had

accrued at the Time of the passing of the said Act, and as was then remaining in the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever : And Whereas it is expedient that Provision should be made for regulating the Ap

propriation of all Sums of Money belonging to Officers and • Soldiers employed in the Service of the said United Company, • and of all Sums of Money belonging to Commanders, Officers, ' and Crews of Ships hired by or belonging to the said United • Company, which, since the passing of the said Act, have come • into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other • Person or Persons whomsoever, or which, since the passing of

the said Act, have severally arisen from or have become distri• butable, or shall hereafter arise from or become distributable, . in respect of any Capture made, or other warlike Service already ' performed, and which shall hereafter come to the Hands of Prize

Agents and other Persons ; and that all unclaimed Shares of • Prize Money should be appropriated as hereinafter is pro• vided :' 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 all and every Prize Money Shares and Share of Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty belonging to Money, and Salvage Money, and of Money arisen or to arise Soldiers refrom or distributable, or hereafter to become distributable, in maining in the respect of any Capture made, or other warlike Service whatsoever Agents and already performed, belonging or to belong to Officers or Soldiers others, to be

or paid over to the

East India or to any Officer or Soldier in or having been in the Service of Company.

the said Company, in whatever Service the same may have accrued, which, since the passing of the said recited Act, has come into and is now remaining in the Hands or shall hereafter come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Conipany in London, or at any of their Settlements Abroad, according to the Residence of the Party or Parties paying the same,

or as the Court of Directors of the said United Company shall Application of direct; and all Sums of Money, when so paid over, shall be apthe Money so plied to the Fund established by the Right Honourable Robert paid over.

late Lord Clive, for the Relief of Persons and the Widows of Persons in the Military Service of the said United Company, commonly called “ Lord Clive's Fund,” for the Purpose and Objects of the said Fund, according to the Rules and Regulations for the Time being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without Interest, to any Person or Persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their Claim or Claims thereto to the Satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of the Settlement where the same

shall have been paid over to the said Company. Prize Money II. And be it further enacted, That all and every Shares and belonging to Share of Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty Money, and Seamen, in the Salvage Money, and of Money arisen or to arise from or distriHands of

butable, or hereafter to become distributable, in respect of any Agents and others, to be Capture made, or other warlike Service whatsoever already perpaid over to formed, belonging or to belong to Commanders, Officers, Sailors, the East India

or other Persons, or to any Commander, Officer, Sailor, or other Company.

Person, serving or who may have served on board of any Ship or Vessel in the Service of the said Company, whether hired or belonging to the said Company, in whatsoever Service the same may have accrued, which since the passing of the said recited Act, has come into and is now remaining in the Hands or shall hereafter come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Company in London, or at any of their Settlements Abroad, according to the Residence of the Party or Parties

paying the same, or as the Court of Directors of the said United Application of Company shall direct; and all Sums of Money, when so paid over, such Money. shall be applied to the Hospital Fund established for the Relief

of Persons and Widows of Persons belonging to Ships and Vessels in the Service of the said United Company, commonly called “Poplar Hospital," for the Purposes and Objects of the said lastmentioned Fund, according to the Rules and Regulations for the Time being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without Interest, to any Person or Persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their Claim or Claims thereto to the Satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of the Settlement where the same shall

have been paid over to the said Company. Nothing herein III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing to give to the in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to Company any give to the said United Company, or any Person or Persons on Right to Prize the Behalf of the said Company, any Right, Title, or Interest in Moncy of any

or

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