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Peace for the County, Town, Place, or District, in which such Alien shall be resident, a Passport or Licence in which shall be expressed the name and description of such Alien, in the manner hereinbefore provided, and also the name of the Town or Place to which such Alien shall propose to remove; and such Mayor, Chief Magistrate, or Justice, is hereby required to give such Passport or Licence, on application made to him for that purpose by such Alien: Provided always, that every such Alien shall, at the time of making such application, exhibit to such Magistrate or Justice the Passport by virtue of which such Alien arrived in such County, District, Town, or Place, in which he or she shall be resident; or if such Alien shall not have arrived therein by virtue of any Passport, a Certificate from the Magistrate or Justice, or other Person to whom such Alien shall have delivered an account of his or her name and description in the manner hereinafter provided.

XVI. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Mayor or Chief Magistrate, or for any Justice of the Peace of any County, City, Town, Place, or District within this Kingdom, to require of any Alien who shall have arrived in this Kingdom after the 1st day of January, 1801, or shall arrive at any time during the continuance of this Act, (except such Domestic Servants as aforesaid), and who shall be passing through or be found in such County, City, Town, Place, or District, to exhibit to such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice, his or her Passport or Licence, which he or she is hereby required to exhibit accordingly; and in default thereof, or in case it shall appear thereby that such Alien is not in his or her way to such Town or Place as is therein expressed, and such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice shall see cause to suspect that such Alien is not bonâ fide proceeding to such Town or Place as aforesaid, or in case such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice shall see cause to suspect that such Alien landed in this Kingdom contrary to any such Proclamation or Order in Council as is herein mentioned, such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice may commit such Alien to the common Gaol or other public Prison, or detain such Alien in such custody as such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice may think proper, until Notice thereof be sent by such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice to one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or to the Secretary of the Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors, if in Ireland; which Notice such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice, is hereby required forthwith to transmit; and until sufficient time shall have been allowed for the transmission of His Majesty's or Lord- Lieutenaut or Chief Governor or Governors' pleasure, and unless His Majesty or Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors as aforesaid, shall thereupon, within 21 days, signify his pleasure that such Alien shall be discharged, or shall direct in manner herein mentioned that such Alien shall depart the Realm, it shall and may be lawful for such

Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice to cause such Alien to be committed to the Common Gaol, without bail or mainprize, until he or she shall be delivered by due course of law.

XVII. And be it further enacted, that if any Person or Persons whatever, whether Alien or not, shall either for his own use or for the use of any other Person, wilfully forge, counterfeit, or alter, or cause to be forged, counterfeited, or altered, or shall utter, knowing the same to be forged, counterfeited, or altered, any Passport, Certificate, Licence, or Allowance of time to obtain any Licence or Passport in this Act mentioned; or if any Person shall obtain such Passport or Certificate or Licence, or Allowance of time to obtain any Licence or Passport, under any other name or description than that which he or she shall have declared to such Inspector of Aliens as aforesaid, or to such Custom-house Officer, or to any such Mayor, Magistrate, or Justice as are herein mentioned, or shall falsely pretend to be the Person mentioned in such Passport or Certificate, Licence or Allowance of time as aforesaid; such Person or Persons shall for every such offence, on conviction thereof in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, or any Court of Oyer and Terminer, Gaol Delivery or Great Sessions, or in the Justiciary Court in Scotland, or in any Court of Record in Ireland, be adjudged to be imprisoned, and shall be imprisoned in the Common Gaol for any time not exceeding 3 months; and if such Person shall be an Alien, he or she shall also be adjudged at the expiration of that time to depart out of this Realm within a time to be limited by such Judgment; and if such Person or Persons be found therein after such time, in such Judgment so limited, without lawful cause, he or she shall, being duly convicted thereof, be transported for 7 years.

XVIII. And be it further enacted, that in case His Majesty shall be advised that it may be dangerous to the security of the Kingdom to send any Alien out of the Kingdom, it shall be lawful for His Majesty, by Warrant under his Sign Manual, or by Warrant under the Hand and Seal of one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, to order such Alien to be detained in custody in this Kingdom, in such place and in such manner as His Majesty shall think fit, and until His Majesty shall give other order to the contrary.

XIX. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, or such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors as aforesaid for the time being, by his or their Proclamation or Order in Council, or under the Royal Sign Manual, to order and direct any Alien or Aliens who shall have arrived within this Kingdom, or who shall arrive therein during the continuance of this Act, other than the Domestic Servants of any of His Majesty's natural born Subjects, or of such as shall have had Letters Patent of Denization, or naturalized by Act of Parliament, actually and bond fide employed in the service of their respective Masters, to dwell and [1814-15.]

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reside respectively in any such District or Districts as His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, shall think necessary for the public security ; and if any such Alien (except as hereinbefore excepted) being so ordered and directed, shall dwell or shall be found to be or have been in any part of this Kingdom, other than such District or Districts as aforesaid, in breach of such Proclamation or Orders respectively, it shall and may be lawful for any of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or the Secretary of such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors as aforesaid, or for any Justice of the Peace, or any such Mayor or Chief Magistrate as aforesaid, to cause such Alien to be arrested; and if it shall appear to such Principal Secretary of State, or Secretary to such Lord-Lieutenant, or to such Justice, Mayor, or Chief Magistrate, that such Alien did knowingly and wilfully depart out of such District or Districts in breach of such Proclamation of Orders respectively, such Alien shall be committed to the Common Gaol, there to be detained without bail or mainprize; and if any such Alien, except as hereinbefore excepted, shall be duly convicted before any one or more Justices of the Peace as aforesaid, of knowingly and wilfully dwelling or residing, or being found to be or of having been in any place in this Kingdom, in breach of such Proclamation or Orders respectively as aforesaid, he or she shall be adjudged by such Justices to be imprisoned, and shall be imprisoned for any time not exceeding 6 months.

XX. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, or for such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors aforesaid, for the time being, by His or their Proclamation or Order in Council, or under the Royal Sign Manual, to order and direct that all Aliens shall, at such time or times as shall be specified for that purpose in such Order or Proclamation, give to some neighbouring Magistrate a full and true account of all weapons, arms, gunpowder, and ammunition, which shall be in their respective possession, or in the possession of others, for or at their use or disposal: and every such Alien shall, within the time or times specified in such Proclamation or Order, deliver up to such Magistrate all such weapons, arms, gunpowder, and ammunition, except such only for the keeping of which they shall have obtained Licence under the Hand and Seal of one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or Secretary of such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors, during the time such Licence shall be in force and that it shall not be lawful for any Alien, subsequent to the delivery of such account, to buy or to have in his or her possession, or in the possession of others, for or at his or her use or disposal, any weapons, arms, gunpowder, or ammunition, except as hereinbefore excepted; and that any such Person wilfully neglecting to give such account, or giving a false account; or wilfully neglecting to deliver up such

weapons, arms, gunpowder, or ammunition; or forging, counterfeiting, or altering or causing to be forged, counterfeited, or altered, or uttering, knowing the same to be forged, counterfeited, or altered, any such Licence; or buying, or knowingly having in his or her possession, or in the possession of others, for or at his or her use or disposal, any other weapons, arms, gunpowder, or ammunition, contrary to this Act, shall, on conviction thereof before any one or more Justices of the Peace, be imprisoned at the discretion of such Justice, for any time not exceeding 1 month.

XXI. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for any of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State in Great Britain, or Secretary to such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors in Ireland, or for any one or more Justices of the Peace, or any Mayor, or Chief Magistrate as aforesaid, by Warrant under their respective Hands and Seals, to cause any house, rented or occupied by any Aliens aforesaid, and also any house in which any such Alien shall be a lodger or inmate, such inmate not being a Domestic Servant of any of His Majesty's natural-born Subjects, and of Persons who shall have had Letters Patent of Denization, or been naturalized by Act of Parliament, resident in such house, to be searched in the day-time and in the presence of a Peace Officer, in order to discover whether any weapons, arms, gunpowder, or ammunition be therein concealed.

XXII. And be it further enacted, that it shall be lawful for His Majesty, by His Royal Proclamation or Proclamations, or for such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors aforesaid, by any Proclamation or Proclamations to be issued for that purpose, from time to time to require and command all or any Aliens who shall then be in, or shall hereafter come into this Kingdom, to Register himself or herself, in the manner hereinafter mentioned, with such Person or Persons, and in such District or Districts, as by any Proclamation shall be appointed, and within such time or times as in such Proclamation or Proclamations shall be required; and thereupon to obtain from such Person or Persons as shall be appointed for that purpose, Licence to such Alien to reside within this Kingdom, either generally in any part thereof without restriction, or specially in such Place or Places, and under such restrictions or conditions, as to His Majesty, or Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors, shall seem fit; which Licence shall either be without limitation in point of time, or shall endure for such space of time as shall therein be expressed, and no longer; but every such Licence shall be capable of being revoked; and if limited in point of time, shall be capable of being renewed and continued at such times and in such manner as in such Licence, or from time to time by any such Proclamation or Order shall be directed; provided always, that it shall be lawful for any Alien not included in any such Proclamation as aforesaid, to reside within this

Kingdom under any Licence granted for that purpose by any former Act relating to Aliens; subject nevertheless to any conditions or regulations to be made from time to time by His Majesty respecting such Licence, or the revocation, renewal, or exchange thereof.

XXIII. And be it further enacted, that if any Person, being au Alien, shall be found at large in the United Kingdom, after the time in any such Proclamation to be limited for obtaining such Licence as aforesaid by such Person, such Person not having obtained such Licence as aforesaid, or an Allowance of time unexpired to obtain such Licence, and not being exempted from the obligation to deliver such account as aforesaid, by this Act, or by any such Proclamation or Order, or by Special Warrant from one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or Secretary of such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors, such Person being thereof lawfully convicted, shall and may, at the discretion of the Justices of the Peace before whom he or she shall be so convicted, be adjudged to suffer imprisoninent for any time not exceeding 6 months.

XXIV. And be it further enacted, that in case any Person autho rized to grant such Licences as aforesaid, and to whom application shall be made for any such Licence as aforesaid, shall think fit to refuse to give such Licence to any Alien who shall apply for the same, such Alien so applying for such Licence shall be forthwith conveyed before one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace, and committed to prison for safe custody, or to the custody of one of His Majesty's Messengers, or other Person appointed for that purpose, until the circumstances relating to the case of such Alien shall have been certified to one of His Majesty's Secretaries of State, which shall be done without delay; but it shall be lawful for such Secretary of State, in any such case, either to direct that such Licence shall be granted, or that such Alien shall be conveyed out of this Kingdom by Warrant from one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, or Secretary of such Lord-Lieutenant or Chief Governor or Governors; provided always, that it shall be lawful for the Person authorized to grant such Licence, and to whom application for the same shall have been made, if he shall think fit, to give such Alien further time for the purpose of obtaining such Licence, and in that case to signify the Allowance of such further time, by Writing under his Hand and Seal, specifying the time allowed for obtaining such Licence; during which time the Alien, to whom such time shall have been so allowed, shall and may reside within this Kingdom, in the same manner as if such Licence had been obtained; provided nevertheless, that he or she shall during such time reside in such Place or within such District as shall be expressed for that purpose in such Writing allowing further time as aforesaid, and not elsewhere.

XXV. And be it further enacted, that if any Alien having such

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