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sons whose estates are vested in the trustees, having right of dower, the trustees may compound with them for such right, to be paid by the cashier. Trustees may make suitable allowances to such wives having right of dower. Justices and barons to settle differences. Purchasers to enjoy the estates purchased, free from all right of dower. Not to give any right of dower to wives, who by deed made before marriage have accepted any settlement in lieu thereof. Nor to give any claim to any estate purchased since 1 December 1719- The title of purchasers good, as well when the late directors, Sec. shall not release their right, as when they have. No special bail required in actions or suits on contracts for stock or subscriptions, till 1 M.irch T724, &c. Trustees, &c. may compound with William Altell, for the benefit of his children, &c. Colonel Thomas Sidney and his wife may enter their claims of any debt due from Robert Knight, at any time before 24 June 1724. E XP.

CAP. XV.

An act for repairing the road leading from Dunchurch in the county of
Warwick, to the bottom of Meriden-Hill in the fame county.

The toll took place from 2.5 July 1724. and is to have continuance for
21 years. Continued by 13 Geo. 2. c. 22.

CAP. XVI.

An aft for encouraging the Greenland fishery.

4 Sr 5 W. &M« HERE AS by an aft of parliament made in the fourth and

c. 17. VV fifth years of the reign of their late Majesties King William

and Shicen Mary, for encouraging the Geeenland fishery, a company ivas incorporated, exclusive of the rest of their then Majesties subjects, and by the said acl it is e?iacled, That it Jhould be lawful for the said company, and for all and every the Jlnps and vessels belonging thereto^ or employed by the said company, truly belonging England, Wales, or town ^Berwick upon Tweed, and whereof the masters Jhould be Englishmen, and inhabiting within the places aforesaid, and for no other Jhip or vessel whatsoever, from and after the first day ofTS/Lzy in the year of our Lord one thousand fix hundred and ninety three, until the first day 0/October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seven, employed for catching of whales in the Greenland seas, during such their voyages, to be navigated zuith one third of the mariners English at the least, and yet to pay no farther or other custom for the oil, blubber or fins, caught and imported in such ships or vessels, than if such Jhips or vessels bad been navigated with three fourths of the mariners English: and whereas . by an acl of parliament made in the ninth and tenth years of the reign & io-W \ °f h 'ls fa^ late Majesty King William the Third, intituled, An act f,45..0 '* for taking away half the duties imposed on glass wares, and the whole duties lately laid on stone and earthen wares, and tobacco pipes, and for granting (in lieu thereof) new duties upon whate fins and Scotch linen, it is amongst other things enacled, That from and after the tenth day of July one thousand fix hundred and ninety eight, there Jhould be answered and paid to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, for and upon all zohale fins, that Jhould be taken, caught and imported, in and by any Jlnps or vessels whatsoever, of or belonging to the company ejlablijhed for the Greenland trade, the sum of three pence for every pound weight thereof,- and after that rate for a greater or lesser quantity 5 and for all whale fins, which are or shall

h be taken, caught or imported by foreigners, or by any /hips or vessels not belonging to the said company, the sum ossx pence for every pound zoeight thereof and aster that rate for a greater or lesser quantity: and whereas by an act made in the firs year of her late Maje- T ^nQt ^ 2 fly Queen Anne of glorious memory, intituled, An act for enlarging c. i6„" and encouraging the Greenland trade, it is amongst other things enacted. That fro?n and after the first day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and two, it Jhould and might be lawful for any os her Majefys subjects whatsoever, that would adventure to Greenland for fishing of ivhales, to have and enjoy all the privileges that were granted to the said company by the aforesaid acl of parliament, and Jhould not pay any further or other duty, than if they had been of the said Greenland company; and )hat no harpineer or other foreigners, that were permitted by the said ac t for carrying on the said fishery, should be imprest ed for her Maj efts s service : and whereas by one other act of parliament made in the said first year os her said late Majesty Queen Anne, the said duty of three 1 ^n^- c.21. pence per pound on zvhale-fins caught as aforesaid, is continued, and since made payable to her said Majesty, her heirs and successors, for ever, for the purposes in the fame acl prescribed and dire died, subject to such provisoes and powers of redemption, as are in and by the said aft contained and prescribed, of and concerning the same, as by tbe said several acts, relation being had to them respectively, more at large may appear: and ivhereas notwithstanding the great privileges granted by the several acts of parliament aforesaid, the fishing in the Greenland seas hath been entirely neglected by his Majesty s subjects? and is like to continue so, as long as the duty aforesaid Is payable upon whale-fins taken and caught in the said seas, by ships belonging to his Majesty's subjects; and in regard that the permitting his Majesty's subjects to import oil, blubber and whale-fins taken and caught in See 5 Ceo.?» the said seas, ivitbout paying any duties for the fame for a competent c. time, may very much contribute to the regaining the said Greenland 6Gco'l« c 33" trade, and will encourage the navigation, and promote the consumption of the manufactures of this kingdom : wherefore may it please your Majesty, that it may be enacted, &c.

After 25 December 1714. British subjects may import whale-fins, oil and blubber, custom free, for seven years. Master to swear that the whale-fins, &c. were caught in Greenland seas by the crew of the ship, and navigated according fro law. By iz Geo. T. c. 26. sect. 7. The bex fit of this ad /> extended to Davis'sjireights, EX P.

CAR XVII.

An act for continuing acts for preventing theft and rapine upon the Northern borders of England and for better regulating of pilots; and for regulating the price and assize of bread *, and for better encouragement of the making of sail-cloth in Great Britain.

WHEREAS the laws herein after mentioned (-which have by experience been found useful and beneficial) are near expiring', may it therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacts $d$ and'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 an act made in the thirteenth and fourteenth years of the reign of the late King Charles the The act 13 & Second, intituled, An aft for preventing theft and rapine upon the i4.Car.2. c.2,2. ]sforthert2 borders ^/England, which by an act made in the twelfth 1 rnyears Year of the rei!?n of h^r hte Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An 12Ann. flat. i. aft for continuing the afts therein mentioned, for preventing theft c.io. and rapine upon the Northern borders of England, was continued,

24-Geo.2.c,57, ancj \s now near expiring, shall be, and is hereby further continued, and snail be in force, from the expiration thereof, for eleven years.

Act 3 Geo. T. II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That c.i3. forregu- an act made in the third year of his Majesty's reign, intituled, lating pilots, jn aft rQr tfc fretUr regu]ating 0f p{\ots for she conduftint of flrips continued lor T fri r T\ T> I J J W T/i C T-i 6 J J K

Ii years, &c. ana veJJe^ Jrom -trover, Deal, and the liie or Thanet, upon the rivers of Thames and Medway, together with a clause for further regulating the pilots of Dover, Deal^ and the isle of Thanet, 7Geo.i. stat.i. contained in an act passed in the seventh year of his Majesty's reign, intituled, An aft for the further preventing his Majesty's z^œ'2,c'26- fubjefts from trading to the East-Indies under foreign commissions, and for encouraging and further securing the lawful trade thereto, and further regulating the pilots of Dover, Deal, and the Ille of Thanet, which is near expired, shall be further continued, from the time of the expiration thereof, for the space of eleven years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

Acts Ann. IH« And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, c. 18. to re- That an act passed in the eighth year of the reign of her late gtalate the Majesty Queen Anne, intituled, An aft to regulate the price and coiitlnue^for a(fl%e °f ^rea^-> together with such alterations, as were made in seven years, an(l by an act passed in the first year of his present Majesty's &c. reign, intituled, An aft for continuing several laws therein men

iGeo.i.ftat.2. sioned relating to coals, hemp and flax, Irish and Scotch linen, and Qt2^* the assize of bread; and for giving power to adjourn the quarter

sessions for the county of Anglesea, for the purposes therein mentionGeo i c 2 which by an act made in the fifth year of his present Majea2Geo'. 2*0.46." %'S reign, intituled, An aft for continuing an aft made in the eighth yew of the reign of the late £>uecn Anne, to regulate the price and assize os bread; aud for continuing the aft of the tivelfth year of her said late Majesty's reign, for the better encouragement of the making of sail-cloth in Great Britain, was continued, and is now near expiring, shall be further continued, from the expiration thereof for seven years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament. Act i% Ann. IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, lrat.f.Vi-6.' That the said act made in the twelfth year of her said late MaFor encourag- jesty'$ reign, for the better encouragement of the making of fail-" ing of saiU cjQth in Grcat Britain, which by the said last recited act of the ^uedVor seven fifth year of his present Majesty's reign, was continued for the y ears, &c.' term of seven years, and from thence to the end of the next fes&oGeo,2. c.45. fiou fion of parliament, be further continued, and (hall remain in full force for the term of seven years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

CAP. XVIII.

An act to explain and amend an act passed in the sixth year cf his Majesty's reign, intituled, An act for ascertaining the breadths, and for preventing frauds and abuses in manufacturing serges, pladdings and fingrums, and for regulating the manufactures of stockings, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, so far as the fame relates to serges,

WHEREAS an act pajsed in the sixth year os his present Ma- 6'Geo.i. 0.13, jesiss reign, intituled, An act for ascertaining the breadths, and preventing frauds and abuses in manufacturing serges, pladdings and fingrums, and for regulating the manufactures of stockings, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland: and whereas notwithstanding theprovifon made by the said act, many disputes have arisen thereupon, and many frauds and abuses have since been committed by persons employed in 'working and making of serges^ and in Jelling and disposing of the fame, to the great prejudice of trade and commerce: for preventing whereof, and the better regulating the manufactures of serges for the future; 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 from and after the twenty fourth day ot June one thousand After 24 June seven hundred and twenty four, every piece of rock serg;e made *724-' the in Scotland, and white out of the loom, shall be of the breadth Saa"^ and length herein after mentioned; that is to fay, thirty sixg^^ inches in breadth at least within the list or selvage, and sixty r0ck serge three yards in length; and that every half-piece of such serge made in Scotshall be proportionable in length to a whole piece as aforesaid ; land, ascerand that all such pieces and half-pieces of serge shall be taken aine' up in folds, or a soft roll, and shall not be stretched by hard rolling; and no white broomed or tarted wool shall be wrought or mixed together, but that each piece shall be wrought up of one * and the same sort, without any other kind of mixture whatsoever; and that the same shall be equally worked, and of the same fineness from one end of the piece to the other: and that every piece of rock and wheel serge shall be made of equal goodness and strength, and (hall be of the breadths and lengths sol- serU • lowing; that is fay, a Scotch ell in breadth at least, and forty v & two Scotch ells in length; and that every piece of serge, commonly called the strapping or narrow sort, (hall be three quar- strapping or ters of a Scotch ell in breadth, and forty two Scotchs ell in length; narrow fast, and that every half-piece of each sort of the last mentioned serges shall be "proportionable in length to a whole piece, and none of the serges before mentioned sliall be mads or wrought of un* scoured yarn,

M 4 II. Aud

Themsgi- II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, bor^v^to*1 ^hat the magi^rates ot~ the chief or head boroughs royal of eve. snake a stamp, rY ^*re> colmty or stewartry in Scotland respectively (who arc and appoint a hereby declared to be sole judges within their respective bounds stamp-master, and jurisdictions, of all pains and penalties herein after mentioned) {hall be and are hereby impowered, from time tQ time, to make or cause to be made, a stamp or stamps bearing the arms of the respective boroughs, and shall appoint one or more fit person or persons to inspect and stamp all such serges as are before mentioned, as (hall be brought to be stamped, of the lengths, breadths and qualities as aforesaid, which person or persons so nominated and appointed, {hall before he or they (hall be admitted into the office of stamp-master, be obliged, and he and they are hereby required, to take an oath de fideli, and (hall likewise give such security for his faithful and due execution of the said office, in such manner, and in such a penalty, as the said magistrates shall direct and appoint. Refusing to HI* Provided and be it enacted, That in case the person or execute that persons, as shall be so appointed stamp-master or stamp-masters, pffice forfeits fha]j without any lawful excuse to be allowed by two or more 5 - tenmg. jufftces Gf the peace of the respective counties, or the major part of the town council of the respective boroughs, neglect or refuse to act and execute the said office, such person and persons shall respectively forfeit and pay such fine or sines for so neglecting or refusing to act and execute the said office, as the said justices, or any two or more of theirs or t{ie major part of the town council of the respective boroughs, {hall set upon him or them, not exceeding the sum of five pounds sterling for every such neglect or refusal. The Justices in jy. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, toT/oirn'r* That *e justices of the Peace iballr in their respective counties itamp. and stewartries, or in cafe they {hall make default, the commis

sioners of supply shall be and are hereby impowered and required, from time to time, at their quarterly sessions to be holden by the said justices, or annual meetings of the said commissioners in Scotland, to appoint a stamp or stamps to be made and kept for the purposes aforesaid, at some proper place where such serges are fold, within the respective counties, as the said justices of the peace, or commissioners of supply, shall think proper. No stamp-ma- V. And be it further enacted, That no stamp-master so apiter to trainck pointed as aforesaid {hall for himself, or by any other person or in fergeS> or persons, trade, traffick, buy, fell, dispose of, or stamp, any stamp them, fuc^ fergeS:> which are not made of well sorted yarn, equally per lengths^0" nought, anci of equal fineness from one end of the piece to the breadths, and other, and of such breadths, lengths, and qualities as aforequalities. said, he or they so neglecting or offending therein, shall forfeit Penalty, an(j pay for every piece of such serge the sum of twenty shillings sterling, and 'shall be made incapable of serving in such office for the future; and if any person or persons {hall, after the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, affix any stamps, without the authority aforesaid, > • ■ .. • - Of

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