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When Suspicion
is entertained of
Intent to demo-
lish or injure
Houses,
Owners, &c.
may make

Oath thereof
before a
Magistrate.

pulling down or demolishing the same, or for any other P whatever,) shall wilfully, fraudulently, or maliciously, and ne the Purpose of any intended Improvement or beneficial Alte therein, pull down or demolish or begin to pull down or dema the same, or commit any other unlawful Waste or Destruc thereof or thereto, or shall pull down or sever from the Fre any Fixture or Utensil, being within or appurtenant te Dwelling House or other Building, or used or occupied with, or which in a due Course of Occupancy ought not to he pulled down or severed from the Freehold, or who shall w and knowingly aid, abet, or assist in the same, or who shi fully and knowingly purchase or contract to purchase the rials or any Part of the Materials of which such Dwelling H· or other Building was constructed, or any Fixture or U being within or appurtenant to any such Dwelling House or Building, or Part of such Dwelling House or other Build used and occupied therewith, and which in due Course of pancy ought not to be pulled down and severed from the E hold, shall be deemed and is hereby declared to be guilty a Misdemeanor, and shall be subject and liable, on Con thereof, to the like Pains and Penalties as in Cases of M

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XXV. And be it enacted, That in all Cases where any Dre House or other Building, or any Part of any Dwelling Hour other Building, shall be held by virtue of any Lease or Age ment, or for any Term of Years, or other less Term, certain r Will, whether the Possession of such Dwelling House or d Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Bund shall have been obtained by Fraud or not, whenever it sha suspected that any Person or Persons is or are about to pull da or demolish, or to commit any unlawful Waste or Destruction such Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such D House or other Building, it shall and may be lawful to and a any Owner, Lessor, or Landlord thereof, or any other Person Persons entitled to the same, or interested in the Preservatio thereof, or for any Trustee or Agent acting upon the Part Behalf of any Owner, Lessor, Landlord, or Person so interest to make and take an Oath or Affidavit in Writing, (or Affirmat in Writing, if a Quaker) before any Justice of the Peace or Ma trate for the County, City, Town, or other Place within which Dwelling House or Building shall be situate, stating the Belief Suspicion of the Person or Persons making such Affidavit Affirmation, that some Person or Persons in the Possessions Occupation of such Dwelling House or other Building, or of s Part thereof, or by the Permission or Collusion of some Person the Occupation of such Dwelling House or other Building, s some Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, hath or ha an Intention to commit, or do propose to commit, some such ful or fraudulent Waste and Destruction as is hereinbe described, or if any such Waste or Destruction shall have bee commenced there, that the same was fraudulent or malicious, and not for the Purpose of any Improvement or beneficial Alterat in such Dwelling House or other Building, or Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, and which Oath and Affirmati

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shall thereupon give Notice to

the Parties not to proceed without the Licence of such Magistrate.

1 Justice or Magistrate is hereby empowered and required to inister; and upon such Affidavit or Affirmation being made Magistrate such Person or Persons as aforesaid, it shall and may be lawfor such Justice or Magistrate to issue a Notice in Writing, ed by him, stating that Information on Oath or Affirmation has n received that some Person or Persons occupying such elling House or other Building, or acting under or by the hority or Permission of, and in collusion with, such Occupier Occupiers of such Dwelling House or other Building, intends. ntend, or is or are about to commit wilful and fraudulent ste, by pulling down and destroying such Dwelling House ther Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other ding, and cautioning and admonishing all such Persons, and Persons whomsoever, not to proceed to pull down or destroy therwise injure such Dwelling House or other Building, or any t of such Dwelling House or other Building, until special ve, Licence, and Authority in Writing for that Purpose shall first procured from and given by the Justice or Magistrate whom such Notice shall be signed; and such Notice shall be Service of such ved on any and every Person by whom it shall be suspected Notice. t such Waste and Destruction shall be intended to be comted, or by whom any such Waste and Destruction shall have n commenced, if such Person can be found, and if not, then h Notice shall be affixed on the principal Door or Entrance of h Dwelling House or other Building; and every and any Per- Persons prowho, after being duly served with such Notice, or after such ceeding in tice shall be posted on the principal Door or Entrance of such demolishing Telling House or other Building, shall, without such Leave, cence, or Authority as aforesaid, pull down or demolish, or shall gin to pull down or demolish, or shall proceed in pulling down demolishing, any such Dwelling House or other Building, or y Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, or who shall İfully and unlawfully aid, abet, or assist in the pulling down or molishing, or beginning to pull down or demolish, or proceeding pulling down or demolishing of any such Dwelling House or her Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other uilding, or in committing any unlawful Waste or Destruction ereof or therein, shall be deemed and is hereby declared to be ailty of a Misdemeanor.

XXVI. And be it further enacted, That if any Person shall, fter the Service or Posting of such Notice, begin to pull down nd destroy, or shall proceed in pulling down or destroying, r shall otherwise wilfully and maliciously injure and commit nlawful Waste in, on, or to any such Dwelling House or other Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, or if any Person or Persons, having commenced any such Waste, bulling down, or Destruction, shall not immediately desist from Continuing and committing such Offence, it shall and may be lawful for any Justice of the Peace or Magistrate, and he is hereby authorized and required, to issue his Warrant, under his Hand and Seal, directed to any Constable or Constables, authorizing such Constable or Constables to prevent such pulling down or Destruction of such Dwelling House or other Building, or any Part of such Dwelling House or other Building, and to take 9 GEO. IV.

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into

Houses after

such Notice, guilty of Misdemeanor.

Persons pulling down Houses after such

Notice may be apprehended

and imprisoned until they give Security not to proceed in such Destruction, and to repair

Damages.

any other
Person than

an Officer of
Stamps, on
Payment of
Costs.

Penalties of 20%. and 50l.

under 55 G. 3.
c. 100. as to

Receipts in
Ireland, re-

duced to 10l.

So much of

as declared

certain Offences by Clerks as to Receipts to be Misdemeanors, repealed.

been laid or shall be laid before any Justice or Justices of the Peace in Great Britain, by any Person other than the Solicitor of Stamps in England or Scotland, or some Officer of the Stamp Duties, for the Recovery of any Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture made or incurred by virtue of any Act or Acts relating to any Duties under the Management of the Commissioners of Stamps, it shall be lawful for the Person or Persons against whom such Information shall have been or shall be laid to apply to the Justice or Justices of the Peace before whom the Information shall have been laid, or to the Justices of the Peace at the General Quarter Sessions to which any Appeal shall have been or shall be duly made from any Conviction obtained or made on any such Information laid by any Person other than as aforesaid, to quash such Information or Conviction upon Payment by the Defendant of such Costs and Charges as to such Justice or Justices shall seem reasonable; and it shall be lawful for such Justice or Justices, if they shall think fit so to do, and such Justice or Justices are hereby authorized and empowered, upon such Application, to quash such Information or Conviction accordingly.

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XIX. And Whereas by an Act passed in the Fifty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, inti-. 'tuled An Act to provide for the Collection and Management of Stamp Duties on Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Receipts and Game Certificates in Ireland, Three several Penalties of Twenty Pounds each, and One Penalty of Fifty Pounds, are 'imposed upon Persons committing the several Offences specified in the said last-recited Act, in relation to the Stamp Duties on Receipts in Ireland;' Be it enacted, That from and after the Expiration of Ten Days next after the passing of this Act, any Person who shall have committed or shall commit any of the Offences in the said Act specified, in relation to the Stamp. Duties on Receipts in Ireland, shall, upon Conviction for any such Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten Pounds and no more; any thing in the said recited Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

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XX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the 55 G. 3. c. 100. Expiration of Ten Days next after the passing of this Act, so much of the said last-recited Act as declares that any Clerk or Person in the Employment of another, who shall commit certain Offences in the said Act mentioned relating to Receipts, shall, upon being convicted thereof, be deemed guilty of a Misdemeanor, and be punished by Fine and Imprisonment and other corporal Punishment, shall be and the same is hereby repealed; and from and after the Expiration of Ten Days next after the passing of this Act, any Clerk or other Person in the Employment of another, who shall have committed or shall commit any such Offence, shall, upon Conviction for any such Offence, forfeit the Sum of Ten Pounds, and no more, in addition to the Penalty to which the Employer or Employers of such Person is or are by the said last-mentioned Act or by this Act subject and liable in respect of such Offence.

Penalty on

Persons committing such

Offence, 10.

Recovery of
Penalties.

XXI. And be it further enacted, That the said several Penalties of Ten Pounds by this Act imposed on Offences committed in Ireland shall be recovered in the same Manner as any Penalty

imposed

imposed by the Acts in force in Ireland with respect to Stamp Duties may be recovered.

On Proceedings pending for Penalties under

55 G. 3. c.100. Judgment or Conviction

XXII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every Case in which any Suit, Proceeding, or Prosecution shall have commenced with relation to any such Offences under the said lastrecited Act, and in which Judgment or a Conviction shall not have been obtained before the passing of this Act, such Suit, Proceeding, or Prosecution shall not be abated or affected in shall be only consequence of the Provisions of this Act, and it shall not be for Penalties necessary to recommence such Suit, Proceeding, or Prosecution; imposed by this but in case a Judgment or Conviction shall be obtained therein, the same shall be given only for the Amount of the Penalty or Penalties by this Act imposed, in lieu of the Penalty or Punishment under the said recited Act.

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An Act for regulating the Appropriation of certain unclaimed Shares of Prize Money acquired by Soldiers or Seamen in the Service of the East India Company. [15th July 1828.]

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W Second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, inti

HEREAS by an made and in the First and

Act.

tuled An Act to regulate the Appropriation of unclaimed Shares 1&2G. 4. c. 61. of Prize Money belonging to Soldiers or Seamen in the Service of the East India Company, Provisions are made for regulating the Appropriation of all such unclaimed Prize Money, belonging to Soldiers or Seamen in the Service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, as had accrued at the Time of the passing of the said Act, and as was then remaining in the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever: And Whereas it is expedient that Provision should be made for regulating the Ap'propriation of all Sums of Money belonging to Officers and Soldiers employed in the Service of the said United Company, and of all Sums of Money belonging to Commanders, Officers, and Crews of Ships hired by or belonging to the said United Company, which, since the passing of the said Act, have come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, or which, since the passing of the said Act, have severally arisen from or have become distributable, or shall hereafter arise from or become distributable, ' in respect of any Capture made, or other warlike Service already 'performed, and which shall hereafter come to the Hands of Prize Agents and other Persons; and that all unclaimed Shares of Prize Money should be appropriated as hereinafter is pro'vided:' 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 Authority of the same, That all and every Shares and Share of Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty Money, and Salvage Money, and of Money arisen or to arise from or distributable, or hereafter to become distributable, in respect of any Capture made, or other warlike Service whatsoever already performed, belonging or to belong to Officers or Soldiers

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or to any Officer or Soldier in or having been in the Service of the said Company, in whatever Service the same may have accrued, which, since the passing of the said recited Act, has come into and is now remaining in the Hands or shall hereafter come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Company in London, or at any of their Settlements Abroad, according to the Residence of the Party or Parties paying the same, or as the Court of Directors of the said United Company shall direct; and all Sums of Money, when so paid over, shall be applied to the Fund established by the Right Honourable Robert late Lord Clive, for the Relief of Persons and the Widows of Persons in the Military Service of the said United Company, commonly called " Lord Clive's Fund," for the Purpose and Objects of the said Fund, according to the Rules and Regulations for the Time being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without Interest, to any Person or Persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their Claim or Claims thereto to the Satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of the Settlement where the same shall have been paid over to the said Company.

II. And be it further enacted, That all and every Shares and Share of Booty, Prize Money, Head Money, Bounty Money, and Salvage Money, and of Money arisen or to arise from or distributable, or hereafter to become distributable, in respect of any Capture made, or other warlike Service whatsoever already performed, belonging or to belong to Commanders, Officers, Sailors, or other Persons, or to any Commander, Officer, Sailor, or other Person, serving or who may have served on board of any Ship or Vessel in the Service of the said Company, whether hired or belonging to the said Company, in whatsoever Service the same may have accrued, which since the passing of the said recited Act, has come into and is now remaining in the Hands or shall hereafter come into the Hands of any Prize Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Company in London, or at any of their Settlements Abroad, according to the Residence of the Party or Parties paying the same, or as the Court of Directors of the said United Company shall direct; and all Sums of Money, when so paid over, shall be applied to the Hospital Fund established for the Relief of Persons and Widows of Persons belonging to Ships and Vessels in the Service of the said United Company, commonly called "Poplar Hospital," for the Purposes and Objects of the said lastmentioned Fund, according to the Rules and Regulations for the Time being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without Interest, to any Person or Persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their Claim or Claims thereto to the Satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of the Settlement where the same shall have been paid over to the said Company.

III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to give to the said United Company, or any Person or Persons on the Behalf of the said Company, any Right, Title, or Interest in

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