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or to any Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty Money, Soldier or Salvage Money, or to any forfeited or unclaimed Share or Shares Sailor on Ac

count of Serthereof, which now is or are or hereafter shall be due or payable

vices in any of to any Officer, Soldier, Sailor, or other Person, on account of His Majesty's Services in His Majesty's Army, Royal Artillery, Black, Provin- Forces or cial, or other Troops in the Pay of His Majesty, or on board of Ships. any of His Majesty's Ships or Vessels, or in any other Service, to the forfeited and unclaimed Shares of which the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, or the Royal Hospital for Soldiers at Chelsea, the respective Treasurers thereof, are entitled or shall become entitled by the Laws now in force, nor to give any Powers or Authorities to the said United Company over such lastmentioned Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty Money, or Salvage Money, or in respect thereof.

IV. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That all Money Times within now remaining in the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any which Payother Person or Persons whomsoever, and which is hereby ments to the directed to be paid over to the said United Company, and which company are shall be to be paid over in London, shall be paid within Six Calendar Months next after the passing of this Act; and all such Money which shall be to be paid over at any of the Settlements Abroad of the said United Company, shall be paid within Six Calendar Months next after the Governments of the said Settlements respectively shall have caused the Provisions of this Act in that respect to be notified in the way in which General Orders for the Army are usually published at the said Settlements respectively; and that all "Money which shall hereafter come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Prize Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, and which is hereby directed to be paid over to the said United Company, and which shall be to be paid over in London, shall be paid within Six Calendar Months next after the Receipt thereof by such Prize Agent or Agents, or other Person or Persons; and that all such Money which shall be to be paid over at any of the Settlements Abroad of the said United Company, and which shall be in the Hands of such Prize Agent or Agents, or other Person or Persons, at the Time when the Governments at the said Settlements respectively shall have caused the Provisions of this Act in that respect to be notified in the way in which General Orders for the Army are usually published at the said Settlements respectively, shall be paid over within Six Calendar Months next after such Notification; and that all such Money which shall, after such Notification, come to the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or other Person or Persons whomsoever, shall be paid within Six Calendar Months next after the Receipt thereof by such Prize Agent or Agents, or other Person or Persons.

V. And be it further enacted, That all and every Person and Agents and Persons whomsoever, who are required by this Act to pay over other Persons any Money to the said United Company, shall and they are hereby to deliver upon

Oath Accounts required, without further Requisition or Notice, to deliver or

of unclaimed cause to be delivered to the Secretary of the said United Com- Shares. pany in London, or to the several Secretaries of the respective Governments at the Settlements Abroad, where such Money shall be to be paid over to the said United Company respectively, a 9 Geo.IV. P

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true and correct Account of all the Monies remaining in his or their Hands, and so to be paid over, with a List or Lists of the Names, Rank, Regiment, or other sufficient Description of the Persons entitled thereto, which Accounts and Lists shall be veri.. fied by the Affidavit on Oath of the Party or One of the Parties required to deliver the same, such Oath to be taken before any Magistrate or other Person authorized by any Court of Law or Equity to administer Oaths, and which Oath such Magistrate or

other Person is hereby required to administer accordingly. The Court of VI. And be it further enacted, That upon the reasonable Directors and Request and Notice of the Court of Directors of the said United Governments

Company, and the Governments of the Settlements of the said Abroad empowered to call Company Abroad respectively, all and every Person and Persons for general

whomsoever, who are required by this Act to pay over any Prize Accounts Money to the said United Company, shall make out and deliver, on Oath.

or cause to be made out and delivered, to the Secretaries of the said Court of Directors and of the said Governments respectively requiring the same, full, true, and particular Accounts in Writing of all the Receipts, Payments, Dealings, and Transactions of such Person and Persons; and if they shall be Executors, Administrators, Agents, or Representatives, then full, true,

and particular Accounts in Writing of their several Testators, + Sic. Intestates, and Principals, † any way relating to any Booty, Prize

Money, or other Matter in respect of which such Money so to be paid over shall have arisen, with the Dates of all and every such Receipts, Payments, Dealings, and Transactions, and true and correct Lists and Descriptions of all Grants, Deeds, Writings, Books of Account, Letters, and Papers whatsoever in the Custody or Power, or which ever shall have been in the Custody or Power of the Persons respectively required to make out and deliver the same, or of their respective Testators, Intestates, or Principals, any way relating to any such Booty, Prize Money, or other Matter; which Accounts and Lists shall be verified by Affidavit on Oath to the best of the Knowledge, Information, and Belief of the Person or Persons required to make out and deliver the same, such Oath to be taken before any Magistrate or other Person authorized by any Court of Law or Equity to administer Oaths, and which Oath such Magistrate or other Person is hereby required to administer accordingly; and all the Grants, Deeds, Writings, Books of Account, Letters, and Papers, relating to the Matters aforesaid, and in the Custody or Power of the Person or Persons required to pay over any such Money as aforesaid, shall be produced and shown at all reasonable Times, at the Place or Places where such Grants, Deeds, Writings, Books of Account, Letters, and Papers shall be usually kept and deposited, or in some other reasonable and convenient Manner, to such Person and Persons as the said Court of Directors, or the said Governments respectively, shall direct or authorize to inspect the same; and such Person and Persons shall have full Liberty to inspect and take, and cause to be taken, such Copies, Extracts,

and Abstracts thereof as he or they, or the said Court of Directors, Not to require or the said Governments respectively, shall see fit: Provided Accounts which always, that this Act, or any thing herein contained, or the Prohave been duction, Inspection, or Examination of the Accounts, Books, and legally closed.

Papers Papers before mentioned, shall not in any way be deemed or construed to extend to open any Account which shall have been conclusively closed and settled by the Order, Judgment, Sentence, or Decree of any Court of competent Jurisdiction, or in any other Manner by which the Parties interested therein would have been concluded if this Act had not passed, nor to prevent any Court of competent Jurisdiction to order any

such Account to be opened, or to give Liberty for Surcharge or Falsification thereof, upon just Cause and Ground shown for that Purpose.

VII. And be it further enacted, That if any person or Persons Persons taking whosoever shall be convicted of making a false Oath touching any false Oaths of the Matters directed or required by this Act to be testified on guilty of PerOath, such Person or Persons so convicted as aforesaid shall be jury, and deemed guilty of Perjury, and shall be liable to the Pains and Persons subPenalties to which Persons guilty of Perjury are liable by any the Penalties of

orning liable to Law in force in that Part of the United Kingdom called England ; Perjury accordand if any Person shall corruptly procure or suborn any other ing to the Law Person or Persons to swear falsely in any such Oath, such Person, of England. being duly convicted of such procuring and subording, shall for every such Offence incur and suffer such Penalties, Forfeitures, Pains, and Disabilities as Persons convicted of Perjury are respect. ively liable unto by any Law in force in the said Part of the said United Kingdom called England.

VIII. And be it further enacted, That the said United Com- Power of Repany shall have and be entitled to the same Rights, Powers, Re- covery of the medies, and Methods of Suit at Law or in Equity, or by any Monies directed Admiralty Process, to be commenced and prosecuted in the to be paid over. Name of the said United Company, in the several Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom, and in the East Indies, and elsewhere soever, for Discovery and Recovery of the Monies hereby directed to be paid over to the said Company, as the original Owners thereof now have, or are entitled to use or exercise; and Courts of Jusall Courts of Law and Equity, and of Admiralty Jurisdiction, in tice invested the United Kingdom, and in the East Indies, shall have and with the same

Powers as they exercise the same Jurisdiction, Powers, and Authorities for com

now have with pelling all and every Person and Persons to account for and pay respect to over the Monies hereby directed to be paid over to the said United Greenwich Company, as any Court of Law or Equity, or of Admiralty Juris- and Chelsea diction, may now lawfully exercise, with respect to any unclaimed Hospitals. Balances payable to the Treasurers of Greenwich Hospital and Chelsea Hospital respectively, by virtue of any Act or Acts of Parliament, or any Law, Usage, or Custom whatsoever; and that Court of it shall and may be lawful to and for the Court of Directors of the Directors, &c. said United Company, and the several Governments of the Set- to exercise

similar Authotlements Abroad of the said United Company, to exercise the

rity to what same or the like Powers and Authorities, for the Recovery of

may be exerthe Monies hereby directed to be paid over to the said United cised by the Company, as may now be exercised by virtue of any Act or Acts Treasurer of of Parliament now in force relating to Prize Money by the Trea- Greenwich and surers of Greenwich Hospital and Chelsea Hospital respectively, pitals. so far as such Powers and Authorities extend to the Recovery by them, and the Discovery of unclaimed Shares of Prize Money due and belonging to any Officers, Soldiers, or Seamen in the Service of His Majesty, and shall be applicable to the Objects of P 2

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this Act, and all and every Agent or Agents shall be subject to the like Penalties for Neglect or Default in not accounting for or paying over the Share or Shares, which by the said recited Act or by this Act is or are made payable to the said United Company, as Agents are made liable to by any Act or Acts now in force, for not accounting for or for not paying over Shares and Balances to the Treasurers of Greenwich and Chelsea Hospitals

respectively. Not to affect the Interests of

IX. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act conChelsea or

tained shall extend or be construed to extend to affect the Royal Greenwich Hospital for Soldiers at Chelsea, nor the Royal Hospital for Hospitals. Seamen at Greenwich ; nor to take away, repeal, diminish, or

interfere with any Claim, Right, or Interest which by virtue of any Law or Laws now in force may have been given, or are now existing, or may hereafter by virtue of the said Acts become vested in the said Royal Hospitals, or in the Treasurers thereof, on any unclaimed and forfeited Shares of Prize Money, or for the Recovery thereof, for the Benefit of the said Institutions, or for the Benefit of the Person or Persons entitled to any unclaimed and forfeited Shares of Prize Money ; but the same shall continue and remain in the said Commissioners, and in the said

Treasurers, as if this Act had not been made. Acquitting X. And be it further enacted, That all and every Person and Persons paying Persons who shall pay over to the said Company, or to over Prize

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any Money.

Person or Persons by their Order or for their Use, any Sum or Sums of Money required to be paid under the Provisions of this Act, shall, from and after such Payment, be absolutely acquitted and discharged from all Claims and Demands whatsoever of all and every other Person and Persons to the same Monies which shall

be so paid over. Expences of XI. And be it further enacted, That all Expences incurred or carrying this

to be incurred in executing this Act, and the Sums paid in remuAct into Execution to

nerating the Officers or Persons employed on behalf of the said be defrayed out United Company, for their Care, Pains, and Trouble in performing of the Monies the Regulations and Directions thereof, shall, so far as the same recovered.

relate to those Officers or Persons, be subject to the Discretion of the Court of Directors for managing the Affairs of the said Company, and shall be paid out of the Principal Monies to be

recovered and discovered as aforesaid on account of such Shares Persons em

respectively: Provided nevertheless, that no Person employed by ployed by the

the said United Company in executing the Regulations of this Company not to Act as

Act, shall act as an Agent for Prizes, or be concerned directly Agents.

or indirectly in the Business thereof, under the Penalty of Five

hundred Pounds. Not to prevent

XII. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That nothing in Persons trying this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to preRights to Prize vent any Person or Persons from resorting to any Remedy at Law Money.

or in Equity against the said Company, for the Recovery of Principal, without Interest, of any Money to which he, she, or they may be entitled, and which shall have been paid to the said United Company, or which shall have been carried over by the said Company to the Credit of either of the Funds hereinbefore mentioned, under the Directions of this Act; provided such Person or Persons shall have preferred his or their Claim thereto to the said Court of Directors, if such Money shall have been paid over to the said Company in England, or shall have been carried over from their Funds at Home, or to the Governor in Council of the Presidency where the same shall have been paid or carried over, if paid over to the said Company, or carried over from their Funds in India, within Six Years after the same shall have been so paid or carried over; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XIII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be deemed Public Act. and taken to be a Public Act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all Judges, Justices, and others, without being specially pleaded.

WHERE of the Reign Of His present Majesty, intituled An 6G.4. c.75..

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CAP. LI.
An Act to alter and amend an Act for enabling His Majesty

to grant to a Company, to be incorporated by Charter, to
be called “ The Canada Company," certain Lands in the
Province of Upper Canada.

[15th July 1828.] an Act 'Act to enable His Majesty to grant to a Company, to be incor

porated by Charter, to be called The Canada Company," certain Lands in the Province of Upper Canada, and to invest the said Company with certain Powers and Privileges, and for other Purposes relating thereto, it was enacted, that in case His Majesty

shall, within Three Years after the passing of this Act, be * pleased, by Charter of Incorporation under the Great Seal of Great Britain and Ireland, to declare and grant that such and ! so many Persons as shall be named therein, and all and every

such other Person or Persons as from time to time shall be duly

admitted Members into their Corporation, shall be a Body Po• litic and Corporate, by the Name of “ The Canada Company," . and to declare that the said Corporation so to be made and ' created shall be established for the Purpose hereinbefore men. • tioned, and for such other lawful Purposes as to His Majesty

may seem meet, then and in that Case it shall and may be lawful ' for the said Corporation to hold, to them and their Successors, ( such Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments within the said Pro• vinces as shall or may be granted by His Majesty to them and

their Successors within the said Provinces, or as, subject to the • Restrictions hereinafter mentioned, shall be contracted for and • purchased or acquired by them therein, and to hold, alienate, • sell, and dispose of all such Lands, Tenements, and Here• ditaments, upon, under, and subject to such Conditions, Pro

visions, Limitations, and Restrictions as His Majesty by such · His Charter may impose, direct, or prescribe ; and it was thereby ! enacted, that all Conveyances which were made by the said Canada Company to any Individual or Individuals, of any Part • of the Lands to be granted to or to be purchased or held by the

said Company, should be made according to a certain Form for • that Purpose provided : And Whereas by Letters Patent under

the Great Seal, bearing Date at Westminster the Nineteenth Day of August in the Seventh Year of His Majesty's Reign, His Ma

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