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ing them with vice, or any part of any Type, Die, Seal, Stamp, Mark, Plate, c: counterfeit

Device, which shall be at any Time provided, made, or used by Stamps, Felony

or under the Authority of the Commissioners of Stamps in purs. punishable with Death.

ance of this Act; or shall counterfeit, or shall cause or procur: to be counterfeited or resembled, the Impression of any suc Type, Die, Seal, Stamp, Mark, Plate, or Device, or any Pas thereof, upon any playing Card or Dice, or upon any Labe Thread, or Paper; or shall forge or counterfeit the Name, Handwriting, or Signature of any sealing Officer, or other Officer of Stamps, to or upon any Wrapper, Paper, or Material in which any Dice shall be actually enclosed; or shall forge or counterfeis, or shall cause or procure to be forged or counterfeited, any Mart or Name, or any Part of any Mark or Name, directed to be used by the Commissioners of Stamps in pursuance of this Act, in order to distinguish the Maker of any such Cards or Dice respectively, and printed or marked on or affixed to or making part of the Wrapper, Label, or Paper in which any playing Cards or Dice shall be actually enclosed, with Intent to defraud His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, of any of the Duties at any Time by Las payable upon Cards or Dice; or shall utter, or sell or expose to Sale, or part with for Use in Play, any Card, Die, Ace of Spades

, Label, Wrapper, or Jew whatsoever, with such counterfeit Seai, Stamp, Mark, Device, Impression, Name, or Signature, knowing the same to be counterfeit; or shall privately or fraudulently use any Seal, Stamp, Mark, Plate, Device, or Label at any Time provided, made, or used by or under the Authority of the Commissioners of Stamps in pursuance of this Act, with Intent to defraud His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, of any of the Duties at any Time by Law payable upon Cards or Dice; every Person convicted of any such Offence in due Form of Law shall be ad.

judged a Felon, and shall suffer Death. Informers of XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That if the Buyer or certain Of- Seller, or any Person concerned in the buying or selling, or ex. fences relating to Cards and

posing_to Sale, or uttering, any Ace of Spades, playing Cards, Dice indem

Dice, Label, or Wrapper, contrary to this Act, or if any Person nified. concerned in the unlawful relanding of any Cards or Dice shipped

for Exportation under this Act, or concerned in any other Of 4
fence against this Act, shall give Information to the Commissioners
of Stamps of any like Offence committed by any other Person
concerned in any such Offence, it shall be lawful for the said
Commissioners, if they shall

think fit, to direct that such Informer
shall be admitted to give Evidence against such other Person ;
and in case of such Direction such Informer shall be admitted
to give Evidence, and shall be deemed a competent Witness ac-
cordingly, and shall be indemnified against all Penalties previously

incurred by such Informer under this Act.
Recovery of XXXVII. And be it further enacted, That all pecuniary Pe-
Penalties. nalties and Forfeitures imposed by this Act shall and may be sued

for and recovered in manner following ; that is to say, if such
Penalties or Forfeitures be incurred in Great Britain, the same
shall and may be sued for and recovered in His Majesty's Court
of Exchequer at Westminster, or in the Court of Exchequer in
Scotland, in the same Manner as Penalties incurred under any
Act or Acts relating to Stamp Duties may be sued for and re-

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covered in such Courts respectively; and if such Penalties or Forfeitures shall be incurred in Ireland, the same shall be sued for and recovered in the same Manner as Penalties incurred or sued for under the hereinbefore recited Act made in the Fiftysixth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to repeal the several Stamp Duties in Ireland, and

also several Acts for the Collection and Management of the said - Duties, and to grant new Stamp Duties in lieu thereof, and to make

more effectual Regulations for collecting and managing the said Duties, may be sued for and recovered under such Act: Pro- Commissioners vided always, that it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of may mitigate or Stamps to mitigate or compound any such Penalty or Forfeiture, compound

Penalties. or to stay any Proceedings in any such Prosecution commenced by their Direction, on such Terms as the said Commissioners shall judge proper and expedient; and also, at their Discretion, to give all or any Part of any Sum paid by way of Penalty or Compromise to the Person informing them of the Offence in respect of which such Sum shall be paid.

XXXVIII. And be it enacted, That wherever in this present Interpretation Act, in describing or referring to any Offence or other Matter or of Act. Thing, any Word or Words is or are used importing the Singular

Number or the Masculine Gender only, such Word or Words shall .. be understood and shall be construed and applied to include se

veral Matters as well as One Matter, and several Persons as

well as One Person, and Females as well as Males, unless it be : otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction.

XXXIX. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall com- Commencemence and take effect on and from the Fifth Day of July in the ment of Act. Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight.

XL. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be amended, Act may be E altered, or repealed by any Act or Acts to be passed in this pre

amended. sent Session of Parliament.

CA P. XIX.
An Act for applying a Sum of Money out of the Consolidated

Fund for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hun-
dred and twenty-eight.

[9th May 1828.] 4,000,0001. out of the Consolidated Fund shall be applied for " the Service of 1828.

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CAP. XX.
An Act for prohibiting, during the present Session of Par-

liament, the Importation of Foreign Wheat into the Isle
of Man ; and for levying a Duty on Meal or Flour made
of Foreign Wheat imported from the Isle of Man into the
United Kingdom.

[13th May 1828.]
an Act was passed in the First and Second 1 & 2G. 4.
Years of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act to repeal c.87.
certain Acts passed in the Thirty-first, Thirty-third, Forty-fourth,
and Forty-fifth Years of His late Majesty King George the
Third, for regulating the Importation and Exportation of Corn,

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· Grain, Meal, and Flour, into and from Great Britain, and to make further Provisions in lieu thereof; whereby, among other Things it was enacted, that whenever the Ports of the United Kingdoe should be shut against the Importation of Foreign Corn, Mea)

, or Flour, for Home Consumption, the Ports of the Isle of Man should, in like Manner, be shut against the Importation of Fo' reign Corn, Meal, or Flour, for Home Consumption: And

• Whereas by an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament 7 & 8 G. 4. • intituled An Act to make Provision for ascertaining, from time

'to time, the Average Prices of British Corn, the said first-men-
' tioned Act was repealed; and other Provision not having beca
• made for preventing the Importation of Corn into the Isle o
Man, in manner provided by the said Act, large Quantities of

Flour made from Foreign Wheat in the said Island have beea • imported from thence into the United Kingdom without any • Restraint; and it is expedient to apply some Remedy to such • Evils, until general Provision shall have been made for more

effectually regulating the Importation of Foreign Corn, Grain, • Meal, and Flour into the United Kingdom :' 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 AuImportation of thority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, Corn into the and until the End of the present Session of Parliament, the Isle of Man

Importation of Foreign Wheat into the Isle of Man shall be prohibited until the End of the prohibited ; and such Prohibition shall be enforced and obeyed present Session. in like Manner as if the same were contained in a certain Act

passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, for regu.

lating the Trade of the Isle of Man. Duty on

II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Foreign Wheat of this Act, and until the End of the present Session of Parliaimported into

ment, there shall be paid a Duty of Five Shillings for every Hun. the United

dred Weight of Meal or Flour made of Foreign Wheat imported Kingdom from the Isle of Man.

into the United Kingdom from the Isle of Man; and such Duty shall be raised, levied, collected, recovered, and paid in like Manner as any Duties of Customs are or can be raised, levied, col.

lected, recovered, and paid. Act may be III. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be amended, amended.

altered, or repealed by any Act to be passed during the present Session of Parliament.

CA P. XXI.
An Act to regulate the Carriage of Passengers in Merchants

Vessels from the United Kingdom to the Continent and
Islands of North America,

[23d May 1828.] : WHE

HEREAS it is necessary to make Provision respecting the

Carriage of Passengers from the United Kingdom to His Majesty's Possessions on the Continent and Islands of North · America:' Be it 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 no Ship shall sail froin any Port or Place in the United Kingdom, or in the Islands of

Guernsey,

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Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, or Sark, or in the Isle of Man, on any America with Voyage to or for any Port or Place in His Majesty's Possession more than

Three Persons on the Continent or Islands of North America, with more Persons

on board for on board than in the Proportion of Three Persons for every

Four

every 4 Tons Tons of the Registered Burthen of such Ship, the Master and of Burthen. Crew being included in and forming Part of such prescribed Number; and that no Ship registered as having more than One Deck Ships carrying shall carry any Passengers upon any such Voyage as aforesaid, Passengers to unless she shall be of the Height of Five Feet and a Half at the have a Height least between Decks; and that no Ship registered as having only

of 5} Feet beOne Deck shall carry any Passengers upon any such Voyage as or between aforesaid, unless a Platform shall be laid beneath such Deck in Platform and r such a Manner as to afford a Space of the Height of at least Five Deck. Feet and a Half: Provided always, that Two Children, each being Proviso as to under the Age of Fourteen Years, or Three Children, each being Children. under the Age of Seven Years, or One Child, being under the Age

of Twelve Months, with the Mother of such Child, shall in all - Cases be computed as One Person, for the Purposes hereinbefore and hereinafter mentioned.

II. And be it further enacted, That no Ship carrying Passengers Regulating the on any such Voyage as aforesaid to any Port or Place in His Ma- Quantity of jesty's Possession on the Continent or Islands of North America, Water and shall clear out for such Voyage

from any Port in the United King- be carried by dom, or in the said Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, or Sark, Vessels with or in the Isle of Man, unless and until there shall be actually laden Passengers on and on board such Ship good and wholesome Provisions, for the board. Use and Consumption of the said Passengers, to the Amount or in the Proportion following ; (that is to say,) a Supply of pure Water

to the Amount of Fifty Gallons for every Person on board such * Ship, the Master and Crew included, such Water being carried

in sweet Casks; and a Supply of Bread, Biscuit, Oatmeal, or Bread Stuffs, to the Amount of Fifty Pounds Weight at the least for every Passenger on board such Ship.

III. And be it further enacted, That no Ship proceeding on any Ships having such Voyage as aforesaid, and having on board the whole Number the whole of Passengers allowed by this Act, shall carry any Part of her Number of Cargo, Provisions, Water, or Sea Stores between Decks; but that Passengers on

board not to it shall be lawful for any such Ship, not having on board the whole Stores beNumber of Passengers so allowed, to carry between Decks, in tween Decks. respect of every Passenger wanting of that Number, any Goods, Provisions, Water, or Sea Stores, not occupying more than Three Cubical Feet in Space.

IV. And be it further enacted, That the Master of every Ship Master to detebe carrying Passengers on any such Voyage as aforesaid shall, before liver List of

clearing out his said Ship for such Voyage from any Port or Place Passengers to in the United Kingdom, or in the said Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Customs, who Alderney, or Sark, or in the Isle of Man, deliver to the Collector shall give a or other principal Officer of His Majesty's Customs at such Port Counterpart to or Place a List in Writing, specifying as accurately as may be the the Master, to Names, Ages, and Professions or Occupations of all and every the Chief the Passengers on board such Ship, with the Name of the Port or Officer of Place at which he the said Master hath contracted to land each Customs at the of the said Passengers ; and such Collector or other Chief Officer Port of Land of Customs shall thereupon deliver to the said Master a Counter. ing.

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part of such List, signed by him the said Collector or other Chief Officer as aforesaid ; and the said Master shall exhibit the said Counterpart of his said List to the Collector or other Chief Office F of His Majesty's Customs at each and every Port or Place in H: Majesty's Possessions at which the said Passengers, or any of them, shall be landed, and shall deposit the same with such Collector er Chief Officer of Customs at his final Port of Discharge in the said

Possessions. Penalty on

V. And, for the Prevention of Frauds which might be praeMaster landing tised upon Persons emigrating from the United Kingdom to any Passengers

of His Majesty's Possessions Abroad, be it further enacted, That improperly.

if the Master of any Ship carrying any Passengers on any such Voyage as aforesaid shall, without their, his, or her previous Coesent, land or put on shore, or cause to be landed or put on shore

, any Passenger or Passengers at any Port or Place, other than the Port or Place at which he may have contracted to land or put such Passenger or Passengers on shore, he the said Master shal incur and become liable to a Penalty of Twenty Pounds for each and every Passenger so landed or put on shore, to be recovered in a sum

immary Way before any Two Justices of the Peace in and for any Province, District, County, or Place in any of His Ma. jesty's Possessions on the Continent or Islands of North America

, on the Complaint of any such Person or Persons, and to be levied, by Warrants under the Hands and Seals of such Justices, upon

the Goods of any such Offender. Masters of VI. And be it further enacted, That if any Ship carrying Pas. Vessels cara sengers on any such Voyage as aforesaid from any Port or Place rying more

in the United Kingdom, or in the said Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, Passengers than allowed Alderney, or Sark, or in the Isle of Man, to or for any Port of by Act, or Place in His Majesty's Possession on the Continent or Islands of any Cargo, North America, shall carry any Number of Passengers exceeding Provisions, &c. by more than One Person in Fifty the Proportion authorized and between Decks; allowed by this present Act; or if the Cargo, Provisions, Water,

or Sea Stores of any such Ship, or any Part thereof, shall be

carried between Decks, contrary to the Provisions hereinbefore or not having in that Behalf made ; or if any Ship shall clear out or put to Sea

, Water and

not having on board such Water and good and wholesome ProProvisions

visions as aforesaid, for the Use and Consumption of the said as hereby required ;

Passengers, to the Amount or in the Proportion hereinbefore or not deli.

required; or if any such Ship shall be cleared out from any Port vering correct or Place in the United Kingdom before such Lists of Passengers Lists of Pas- as hereinbefore mentioned have been delivered, in manner and sengers ; form aforesaid, to such Officer as aforesaid, or if any such List guilty of Mis. shall be wilfully false ; the Master of the said Ship shall be demeanor. deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and shall and may be prose

cuted, tried, and convicted for the same, either in the County in the United Kingdom from which the Ship shall have sailed on such Voyage, or in any other County of the United Kingdom, of in either of the said Íslands of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark, or the Isle of Man, from which the Ship shall have sailed on

such Voyage, or in any of His Majesty's Possessions Abroad to which Nothing herein such Ship shall have sailed on such Voyage: Provided always, to abridge the that nothing herein contained shall take away or abridge any Riglat of Action Right of Suit or Action which may accrue to any Passenger

in of Passengers.

any

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