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gave a charge with great impar- article of the penal code applitiality, and with the eloquence cable to the convicts, in which cominonly studied at the French the punishment prescribed was bar. The jury then retired to imprisunment for a term not exdeliberate, and in about two hours ceeding two years, nor less than returned with a verdict of Guilty three months; and without hesiagainst Messrs. Wilson, Bruce, tation he pronounced for the and Hutchinson.
shortest allowable term. The president then read the
PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS,
Passed in the Fourth Session of the Fifth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.-56 GEO. III.
A. D. 1816.
An act to revive and continue, 5th of April 1818, and amend an until the 25th of March 1918, act of the 48th of his present several laws relating to the duties Majesty, for empowering the goon glass made in Great Britain.
and company of the bank An act to revive and further of England, to advance the sum continue, until the 25th of March of three millions towards the 1817, an act of the 7th of George supply for the service of the year 2d, for the free importation of 1808. cochineal and indigo.
An act to continue, until the An act for continuing to his 5th of July 1817, an act of the Majesty certain duties on malt, 49th of his present Majesty, for sugar, tobacco, and snuff, in regulating the trade and comGreat Britain; and on pensions, merce to and from the Cape of offices, and personal estates, in Good Hope. England; for the service of the An act for charging certain
duties on foreign packets or pasAn act for raising the sum of sage-vessels entering or departeleven millions, by exchequer bills, ing any of the ports of Great for the service of Great Britain, Britain. for the year 1816.
An act for punishing mutiny An act to extend the powers of and desertion ; and for the better an act of the 37th of his present payment of the army and their Majesty, for enabling his Majesty quarters. more effectually to grant condi An act for the regulating of his tional pardons to persons under Majesty's royal marine force while sentence of naval courts-martial, on shore. and to regulate imprisonment An act for exhibiting a bill in under such sentences.
this present Parliament, for naAn act to continue, until the turalizing his serene highness 5th of July 1816, an act of the Leopold George Frederick duke 54th of his present Majesty, for of Saxe, margrave of Meissen, explaining and amending several landgrave of Thuringuen, prince acts relating to spiritual persons of Cobourg of Saalfeld, holding of farms, and for enforcing An act for the naturalization of the residence of such persons on his serene highness LeopoldGeorge their benefices in England. Frederick duke of Saxe, mar
An act to continue, until the grave of Meissen, landgrave of Vol. LVIII.
Thuringuen, prince of Cobourg An act for the more effectually of Saalfeld; and settling his pre- detaining in custody Napoleon cedence.
Buonaparté. An act for empowering the An act for regulating the ingovernor and company of the tercourse with the island of St. bank of England, to advance the Helena, during the time Naposuni of six millions, towards the leon Buonaparıé shall be detained supply for the service of the year there; and for indemnifying per1816.
sons in the cases therein menAn act to carry into effect a tioned. convention of commerce, Con An act for better enabling his cluded between his Majesty and Majesty to make provision for the the United States of America. establishment of her royal high
An act for better regulating ness the princess Charlotte Authe offices of receivers of crown gusta, and his serene lighness rents.
Leopold George Frederick duke An act to continue, until the of Saxe, margrave of Meissen, 5th of July 1821, certain addi- landgrave of Thuringuen, prince tional duties of excise in Great of Cobourg of Saalfeld. Britain.
An act for charging certain An act to suspend, until the duties on the importation of 5th April 1820, the duty on lead butter. exported from Great Britain.
An act for charging certain An act to continue, until the duties the importation of 5th of July 1816, an act of the cheese. 47th of his present Majesty, for An act to amend several laws granting an additional bounty on relative to the transportation of double refined sugar exported. offenders ; to continue in force
An act to make further provi- . until the 1st of May 1821. sion for the execution of the se An act to enable the commisveral acts relating to the revenues, sioners of his Majesty's treasury matters and things, under the to issue exchequer tills, on the management of the commissioners creilit of such aids or supplies as of customs and port duties, and have been or shall be granted by of the cominissioners of inland parliament for the service of excise and taxes in lieland. Great Britain, for the year 1816.
An act to revive and continue, An act to make perpetual ceruntil two years after the expira- tain temporary or war duties of tion of the restrictions upon pay-customs, on the importation into ments in cash by the bank of Great Britaiii of goods, wares, England, an act for suspending and merchandize, and to repeal the operation of an act of the 17th so much of several acts passed in of his present Majesty, for re the 47th, 49th, and 51st of the straining the negociation of pro- reign of his present Majesty, as missory notes and bills of ex- charge any loans made for the change under a limited sum, in service of the years 1807, 1809, England.
and 1811, upon the war duties of
customis or excise, and to charge An act to repeal two ncts passed such loans on the duties of cus in the reigns of Edward 4th and toms made perpetual.
Richard 3rd, which prohibit the An act for indemnifying the importa'ion of wrought goods commissioners of excise in Scut- and certain other articles. land, and all persons who may An act to permit the importahave acted under their awi hority, tion •of prunes the produce of in relation to certain orders is. Gerniany. sued and things done relative to An act to empower his Majesty certain acts regarding the distil to suspend the ballot or enrol. leries in Scotland.
ment for the local militia. An act for transferring all con An act to reduce the number tracts and securities entered into of days of muster or exercise of with or given to the commis- yeomanry and volunteer cavalry. sioners for transports, to the An act for the further conticommissioners of the navy and nuing, until the 5th of July 1818, victualling
an act of the 44th of his present An act for fixing the rates of majesty, to continue the restricsubsistence to be paid to inn- tions contained in the several acts keepers and others on quartering of his present majesty, on paysoldiers.
ments of cash by the bank of An act to indemnify such per England. sons in the united kingdom as An act for raising the sum of have omitted to qualify theinselveg 2,470,000l. Irish currency, by for offices and employments, and treasury bills, for the service of for extending the time limited for Ireland, for the year 1816. those purposes respectively, until An act for raising the sum of the 251h of March 1817; and to 1,000,000l. British currency, by pernit such persons in Great Bri- treasury bills, for the service of tain as have omitted to make and Ireland, for the year 1916. file affidavits of the execution of An act for making certain alindentures of clerks to attornies lowances of the duties payable on and solicitors to make and file the malt and beer. same on or before the 1st day of An act to repeal the duties, alHilary Term 1817.
lowances, and drawbacks of exAn act to charge an additional cise, on hard swap made in Great duty on corks, ready made, im- Britain, and imported from Ireported into Great Britain, land; and to grant other duties,
An act for the more speedy and allowances, and drawbacks in lieu effectual collection of the townage thereof. duty upon ships inwards; for An act for defraying the charge empowering the Lo.ds of the of the pay and clothing of the treasury to regulate the hours of local militia in Great Britain, to officers attendance in the port of the 25th of March 1817. London; and for permitting ships An act for the better regulato commence and complete their tion of the civil list. loading of coals before the deli An act for raising the sum of very of the fitters Certificates. 1,200,000l. Irish currency, by
treasury bills, for the service of and for other purposes therein Ireland, for the year 1816. mentioned; and to enlarge the
An act to continue, until three powers vested in the directors of months after the ceasing of any all works relating to inland navi. restriction imposed on the bank gation in Ireland. of England from issuing cash in An act to repeal the several payment, the several acts for con stamp duties in Ireland, and also firming and continuing the re several acts for the collection and strictions on payments in cash by management of the said duties, the bank of Ireland.
and to grant new stamp duties in An act to explain and amend lieu thereof; and to make more an act, passed in the last session effectual regulations for collecting of parliament, for the more easy and managing the said duties. assessing, collecting, and levying An act to grant certain rates, of county rates.
duties, and taxes in Ireland, in An act to regulate the sale of respect of fire hearths, windows, farming stock taken in execu male servants, horses, carriages, tion.
and dogs, in lieu of former rates, An act to amend an act passed duties, and taxes; and to provide in the present session of parlia- for the more effectual collection ment, entitled 'An Act to carry of the said rates, duties, and into Effect a Convention of Com taxes. merce concluded between his Ma An act to repeal an act made jesty and the United States of in the 51st of his present maAmerica.'
jesty, for allowing the manufacAn act to amend and render ture and use of a liquor prepared more effectual an act passed in from sugar for colouring porter. the last session of parliament, for An act to reduce the duty of exenabling spiritual persons to ex cise on salt made in Ireland, and change their parsonage houses or certain countervailing duties and glebe lands, and for other pur drawbacks in respect thereof. poses therein mentioned.
An act to authorize the transAn act to amend and render ferring stock upon which dividends more effectual three several acts shall remain unclaimed for the passed in the 48th, 49th, and space of at least ten years at the 52d of his present majesty, for bank of England, and also all enabling the commissioners for lottery prizes or benefits, and the reduction of the national debt balances of sums issued for payto grant life annuities.
ing the principals of stocks or An act for raising the sum of annuities, which shall not have 13,000,0001. by exchequer bills, been demanded for the same pefor the service of Great Britain, riod, to the commissioners for for the year 1816.
the reduction of the national An act to amend an act of the debt. parliament of Ireland, in the 40th An act for granting to his maof his present majesty's reign, for jesty a sum of money to be raised granting the sum of 500,0001. by lotteries. for promoting inland navigation, An act for erecting a harbour