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-- Defendants shall recover his, her, or their Costs against the

aintiff or Plaintiffs; and every such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs, Deadant or Defendants, respectively recovering, may sue out secution for such Damages and Costs by Capias, Fieri facias,

Elegit. III. And be it further enacted, That every such Action shall be Actions to be mmenced, sued, and brought within such Time as is appointed brought within r commencing or suing Actions upon the Case, by an Act made the Time lithe

Parliament of Ireland in the Tenth Year of the Reign of mited by the ng Charles the First, intituled An Act for Limitations of Ac- mitations. ins, and for avoiding of Suits in Law. IV. And be it further enacted, That from and after the First Dishonoured ay of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, Bills above the all Cases where any Inland Bill of Exchange or Promissory Value of 51. ote for the Sum of Five Pounds and upwards respectively shall may

dishonoured by Non-acceptance of such Bill, or Nonpayment such Bill or Note, it shall be lawful for the Holder or Holders i such Bill or Note, to cause the same to be protested for such fon-acceptance or Nonpayment, as the Case may be, by a Notary 'ublic, and in default of such Notary Public, by any other subantial Person of the City, Town, or Place where such Bill or lote shall be so dishonoured, in the Presence of Two or more redible Witnesses; which Protest shall be made and written nder a fair written Copy of such Bill or Note, in the Form or to he Effect following: KNOW all Men, That I A. B. on the

Form of Prohave demanded from the above-named Payment of the Bill test. or Note (or Acceptance of the Bill] of which the above is a Copy, which the said

did not pay, [or accept] : Wherefore I the said

do hereby protest the said Bill (or Note]. Dated at

this Day of

i Which Protest so made as aforesaid shall be sent, or otherwise Notice of Produe Notice of such Dishonour shall be given, by or on behalf of test to be given. the Party holding or protesting such Bill or Note, to the Party from whom such Bill or Note was received, and whom it is sought to make chargeable therewith, and such Party shall thereupon pay the said Bill or Note, together with all Interest and Charges from the Day when such Bill or Note was protested; and there Expences of shall be paid to the Notary or other Person protesting any such Protest. Bill or Note a Sum of Two Shillings and Sixpence for any Bill or Note not amounting to Twenty Pounds, and a Sum of Four Shillings for any Bill or Note amounting to Twenty Pounds and : upwards, over and above all Stamp Duty upon such Protest, and also of the Fee of One Shilling, hereinafter provided, for registering and copying such Bill; and in case such Protest shall be made and sent, or such due Notice of the Dishonour of such Bill or Note shall be given as aforesaid, to any Person liable to the Payment thereof by reason of such Dishonour, the Person so receiving such Protest or Notice, and failing or neglecting to pay the Amount of such Bill or Note so protested or dishonoured, together with the Cósts of such Protest, shall be liable to all Costs, Damages, and Interest which may and shall accrue , thereby

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When a Bill or V. And be it further enacted, That in case it shall hapel Diberia
Note is lost, the that any Bill or Note shall be lost or miscarried before the safe and
Drawer to give: shall have been presented for Acceptance, or within the Team
another, on
certain Con- limited for Payment of the same, then the Drawer of such Bill
ditions. the Maker of such Note, shall be obliged to give another Bill :

Note of the same Tenor with the Bill or Note first given, terra un
Person or Persons to whom the same shall be so delivered gir tik dat o
Security, if demanded, to the said Drawer or Maker, to indemar
him against all Persons whomsoever, in case the Bill or Note 3

alleged to be lost or miscarried shall be found again. Bills accepted VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the same as in satisfaction of First Day of September One thousand eight hundred and twente any former

eight, if any Person doth or shall receive any such Bill or Note Epind in Debt, to be deemed a full

for and in Satisfaction of any former Debt, or of any Sum of su Payment.

Money formerly due unto such Person, the same shall be di due counted and esteemed, at Law and in Equity, a full and contas D plete Payment of such Debt, if such Person so receiving a

3,19€ such Bill or Note for his Debt shall not use due Diligence t2, Sunday obtain Payment thereof by endeavouring to get such Bill accepted nese and paid, or such Note paid, and also make his Protest as afore Than said, either for Non-acceptance or Nonpayment thereof, or others of suel wise give due Notice of the Dishonour thereof as aforesat: az be noted provided that nothing herein contained shall extend to satisfy e a su vete para discharge any other and different Security or Remedy that Desha Person using such due Diligence as aforesaid may have for the og still same Debt against the Drawer, Acceptor, or Indorser of such mee or Pro

Bill, or the Maker or Indorser of such Note. What shall be VII. And be it further enacted, That from and after the First of the deemed a gene- Day of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight fat or Day ral, and what a if any person shall accept a Bill of Exchange payable at the qualified Ac.

House of a Banker or other Person, without further Expressierte Permerie «ceptance.

in his Acceptance, such Acceptance shall be deemed and takes
to be, to all Intents and Purposes, a general Acceptance of such a watember ().
Bill; but if the Acceptor shall in his Acceptance express that he
accepts the Bill payable at the House of a Banker, or of any ses Goed p
other Person only, or not otherwise or elsewhere, such Accept Der of T
ance shall be deemed and taken to be, to all Intents and Purposes of frug
whatsoever, a qualified Acceptance of such Bill, and the Acceptor
shall not be liable to pay such Bill, except in default of Port brod Friday
ment when such Payment shall have been duly demanded at
the Time when such Bill shall have become payable, and at the Hiders of
House of such Banker, or other place where such Bill shall have a lot of the

been made payable.
No Acceptance VIII. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said
of any Inland

First Day of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty Bill of Ex

eight, nó Acceptance of any Inland Bill of Exchange shall be change to be

sufficient to charge any Person or Persons, unless such Accept good, unless madein Writing ance shall have been made in Writing upon such Bill, or if there befohe Dis

be more than One such Bill of the same Tenor and Date, then on

One of the said Bills.
Bills falling
IX. · And Whereas the Bank of Ireland, and Banks in general

, due on Good • and other Persons in Ireland, are often under the Necessity of Friday, Christ

transacting Business on Good Friday, Christmas Day, and Days mas Day, and Days of Fast, appointed by His Majesty's Proclamation for solemn Fasts or

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Days of Thanksgiving, for the Purpose of receiving Money for to be payable on

Foreign and Inland Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes the Day before. becoming payable on those Days respectively, in consequence 2 whereof many Persons are prevented observing the same with

due Solemnity: And Whereas Doubts have existed in Ireland, whether Foreign and Inland Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes falling due on any Sunday are properly payable on the Saturday next before such Sunday, or on the Monday next after such Sunday: Now therefore, for the better Observance of Good Friday and Christmas Day, and such Days of Fast and Thanksgiving as aforesaid, and also for the removing such Doubts as aforesaid, and assimilating the Law of Ireland to that of England in such respects,' Be it enacted, That in all ases where any such Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note in eland shall fall due on any Sunday, or on any Good Friday or 1 any Christmas Day, or on any such Day of Fast or Day of 'hanksgiving, the same shall be payable on the Day next preeding such Sunday or such Good Friday, or on the Day (not eing a Sunday) next preceding such Christmas Day or Day of 'ast or Day of Thanksgiving respectively; and that in case of Nonpayment of such Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note, the ame may be noted and protested on such preceding Day as if he same were payable on such Day; and that whenever such Christmas Day shall fall on, or such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving shall be appointed on a Monday, every such Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note, which would be payable on

uch Christmas Day or Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving, shall
de payable on the Saturday preceding such Christmas Day or
Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving respectively, and in case of
Nonpayment, being first duly demanded, may be noted and pro- + Sic.
iested for f Payment on such preceding Saturday,

X. And be it further enacted, That from and after the First In such Cases Day of September One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, Notice of the in Cases of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes falling due on Dishonour any Sunday, Good Friday, or any Christmas Day, or on any Day thereof not neof Fast or Day of Thanksgiving as aforesaid, as well as in the cessary to be Cases of Foreign or Inland Bills of Exchange and Promissory Day next after Notes falling due in Ireland on the Day preceding any Sunday, such Good or any Good Friday, or any Christmas Day, or any such Day of Friday, &c. Fast or Day of Thanksgiving, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes to give Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Day next after such Sunday, or Good Friday, or Christmas Day, or Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving ; and in case such Christmas Day shall fall, or such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving shall be appointed on a Saturday, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes to give Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Monday next after such Christmas Day or Day of Fast or Thanksgiving; and that whensoever such Christmas Day shall fall on, or such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving shall be appointed on a Monday, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes, as shall either, by virtue of this Act or otherwise, be payable on the preceding Saturday, to give

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Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Tuesday next aftr
such Christmas Day or Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving Fu
spectively; and that every such Notice so given as aforesaid sha
be valid and effectual to all Intents and Purposes.

of Dee Good Friday, XI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the sa: &c. for the Pur- First Day of September One thousand eight hundred and twent;. poses of this

eight, Good Friday and Christmas Day, and every such Day Act, to be con. Fast and Thanksgiving so appointed by His Majesty, is and shal

z de ccepta same as Sunday.

for all other Purposes whatsoever as regards Bills of Exchange
and Promissory Notes, be treated and considered in Ireland as the
Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday.

XII. · And Whereas it is the Usage and Custom in Ireland ir
• Bankers and Banking Companies, and Merchants and other Petten eta
sons having Offices of Business, to attend therein daily unti

pret bagno the Hour of Six of the Clock in the Afternoon, for the Purport taxetange ' of receiving Payment (should the same be offered) of such

iz lay Pub! • Foreign or Inland Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes where

Ez a shall • they are the Holders, as had been presented for Payment at

some earlier Hour of the Day upon which the same became 'payable, and which had not then been paid upon such Present• ment; and in such Cases the Holder of such Bills of Exchange • and Promissory Notes when such Bills of Exchange and Pro

missory Notes are not paid at or before the said tour of Sii • of the Clock on the said Day of Payment, have been used to • send the same to a Notary Public, in order that the same mais altars sh

be by him again presented for Payment, and in case of Non

payment noted for Protest : And Whereas Doubts have existed · whether the Acceptors of Bills of Exchange, and the Makers • of Promissory Notes, have not by Law till the last Instant of the

which the same respectively may become due to pard Bounds ' the same; and by reason of such Doubts Notaries Public in * Ireland have been required, at late and unseasonable Hours of

the Night, to receive Payment of such Bills or Notes as mar • at some previous Hour of the same Day have been presented ' for Payment as aforesaid : And Whereas it is expedient that

such Doubts should be removed, and that the said inconre.

'nient Practice occasioned thereby should be discontinued ;' Be Notaries Public it therefore enacted, That from and after the First Day of Sepneed not attend tember One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, in ang to accept Bills Case where any Notary Public in Ireland shall present any Bill of after Nine

'Clock in the Exchange, whether Foreign or Inland, or Promissory Note, for
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Payment thereof as aforesaid, and Payment of the same shall not
be made at or before the Hour of Nine of the Clock in the After-
noon of the Day of such Presentment, it shall not be necessary
for such Notary Public, or any Person for him at his House of
Office, to be in attendance after such Hour of Nine of the Clock,
in order to receive Payment of the same; but every such Bill or
Note as aforesaid, whereof Payment shall not be made, or duly
and legally tendered, at or before such Hour of Nine of the
Clock, shall be considered to be and shall be dishonoured to all
Intents and Purposes, and thereupon such Notary Public shall and
may note or protest the same for Nonpayment; any Law, Statute,
or Usage to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding.

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XIII.' And Whereas it would be productive of great Benefit to • the Holders of Foreign and Inland Bills of Exchange and Pro

missory Notes, to cause the same to be presented by a Notary · Public, and (if necessary) noted for Non-acceptance or Non

payment, either with a view to a future Protest or otherwise, or • whether such Bills or Notes may have been previously pre

sented for Acceptance or Payment by such Holders thereof, or • otherwise ; and also that such Notary shall fairly and truly re

gister and copy such Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note as • he may so present; and it is therefore expedient to regulate

the Charges which such Notary Public may lawfully make in

relation to such noting, presentment, registering, and copying;' - Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the First Day of Sep- Notaries Pub

tember One thousand eight hundred and twenty-eight, whenever lic; upon reany Bill of Exchange or Promissory Note shall be sent or delivered ceiving Bills, to to any Notary Public in Ireland, for any of the Purposes afore- gister the same said, the same shall be by him forthwith registered and copied in in a Book, to a Book to be kept by him for that Purpose ; and for which regis- be open to tering and copying he shall be entitled and is hereby authorized Inspection. to make a Charge of One Shilling, whether such Bill shall be charges for reI afterwards noted or protested or not; and such Notary shall be gistering, &c.

further entitled to make an additional Charge of One Shilling li and Sixpence for presenting or causing to be presented any such - Bill or Note for Payment or Acceptance (as the Case may be); ** and such Notary shall be further entitled to make an additional * Charge of One Shilling and Sixpence for noting every such Bill to or Note, when the same shall be dishonoured for Non-acceptance is or Nonpayment (as the Case may be); provided the place where - such Presentment shall be made shall be within the Limits or

within the Bounds of any City or Town in Ireland : Provided f. always that every such Charge as such Notary Public shall be so ki entitled to make as aforesaid shall in all Cases be paid and paye. able to such Notary by the Holder or Holders of such Bills or * Notes ; and every such Holder shall be entitled and is hereby Holders of Bills

authorized to recover over, from the Acceptor of any such Bill may recover the

of Exchange, or Maker of any such Promissory Note, or other Charges from * Party or Parties liable to such Holder upon such Bill or Note, the the Acceptors. De full Amount of such Notary's Charge as aforesaid, for registering 11 and copying the same in his Books as aforesaid, in case such Bill

or Note shall, previously to its being sent or delivered to such Notary for the purpose aforesaid, have been duly presented for

Acceptance or Payment, and if same be payable, shall not have e been paid, or the Amount thereof duly and legally tendered, or mat in case the same, though it may not have been so previously pre#sented and dishonoured, shall not, upon being duly presented by this such Notary, be duly honoured by Acceptance or Payment udbe thereof, as the Case may be; and every such Holder shall be

further entitled and is hereby authorized to recover over, from such Acceptor or Maker of such Bill or Note, or other Party or Parties thereto, being liable thereon to such Holder as aforesaid, the full Amount of such Notary's said Charge for presenting or noting the same, in case the same shall not, upon being so duly

presented by such Notary as aforesaid, be duly honoured by ACIll ceptance or Payment thereof, as the Case may be: Provided also, 9 Geo. IV. G

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