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Proviso for the XXIX. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That excheCv-rd the C0rnmi^l0ners °f his Majesty's treasury now being, or the bilis* *W *or^ high treasurer or commissioners of the treasury for the time being shall, on or before the twenty ninth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty fix, by and out of the monies arising out of the contributions on this act, or by and put of any other monies granted to his Majesty for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty fix, provide and direct, that all the said exchequer bills now remaining undischarged, and so, as aforesaid, amounting to nine hundred and ninety thousand pounds principal money, be effectually discharged and cancelled j and that in the mean time and until the effectual discharging and cancelling the fame, or reserving sufficient money in the exchequer for discharging and cancelling the same upon demand, all and every the duties and revenues by the said recited act of the eleventh year of his Majesty's reign appropriated for the circulating, exchanging and finally cancelling the fame, (hall remain, continue and be subject and liable to the circulating, exchanging and cancelling the same in the same manner, to all intents and purposes, as they were subject and liable before the making of this act; any thing herein before contained to the contrary thereof in any wife notwithstanding.

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An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters. EX P.

CAP. IV.

An aSi for continuing the duties upon malt, mum, cyder and perry, in that part of Great Britain called England \ and for granting to his Majesty certain duties upon malt, mum7 cyder and perry, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; and for the more effectual preventing frauds and abuses in the shipping of mall for exportation to foreign parts and for ascertaining the price of ale to be fold in Scotland and for making good the deficiency on the lottery-tickets of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty four; and for making forth duplicates of exchequer-bills, lottery-tickets and orders, lost9 burnt or otherwise deflro

Nomakentred XL VIII. A ND whereas it hath been found by experience, That (or e'xporta- J~\ the drawbacks given by the several a els of parliament

be "ha^d1^ re^at 'in^ to the duties on malt out of the duties by the said acls granted, v^ththe5dutiesj^r an^ uPcn ^e e^Portatn of malt from Great Britain to parts beon malt, nor yond the feasy do very much exceed the duties charged upon the famq

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malt at the time of making thereof by means whereof the makers of any drawback such malt are encouraged to run out their malt into combe, and thereby onex

/he making thereof increase the same, before it be dried, to more po a 10n* than double the quantity which the same individual parcel of malt s$ exported did contain by gaging or measure, when the same was gaged and charged by the officers for the duties chargeable thereon; and notwithstanding the allowances and abatements made by the said acl out of every twenty bushels of malt, at the time that the duties charged thereon are paid, that is to fay, an abatement or allowance of four put of every twenty bushels of malt which shall be charged by the officer by a gage taken in the cistern or in the couch, and in cafe the charge stall be made from a gage which stall be taken upon the floor, then an alloivance or abatement of the duties of ten bustels out of every twenty bustels which stall be so charged from such floor gage; notwithstanding which abatements and allowance's so made out of the said duties as aforesaid, yet nevertheless the said exporters do demand and insist upon it, that they are to have a drawback of six pence for every bust el os malt so by them exported as aforesaid, although the same malt so exported, by their fraudulent way of working the same, is worth little more than the drawback paid and alloived on the exportation thereof, to the great disparagement of the British malt in foreign parts, and the diminution of his Majesty's duties upon malt: for repnedy whereof be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six no malt which mall be entred and made for exportation only, in the manner by this act prescribed and directed, shall, by virtue of this act, be charged or chargeable, .or subject or liable to any of the duties by this act charged or imposed upon any malt to be made in Great Britain; and that no drawback out of the duties on malt by this act granted, (hall be paid or allowed for any malt whatsoever, which from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six shall be made and exported from any part of Great Britain to parts beyond the seas.

XLIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Malsters to That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one enter arj majt thousand seven hundred and twenty six, all and every mal-ster intended for and maker of malt for exportation shall from time to time, be- exportation, fore he, (he or they shall begin to wet or steep any steeping of corn or grain to be made into malt for exportation, give or leave notice in writing with the respective officer or officers for the said duties on malt for the division or place where such malt is to be and shall be made, of the respective quantities of corn or grain intended to be contained in each steeping so by him, her or them intended to be made into malt for exportation to parts beyond the seas; wrhich said corn or grain so intended to be made into malt for exportation shall from time to time be kept separate and apart, by the respective makers thereof, from all other corn or gain, either madd or to be made into malt for home consumption, on pain of forfeiting the sum of five shil

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lings for every bushel of grain contained in any steeping so entred to be made for exportation, which shall be found mixed with any corn or grain made or to be made into malt for home consumption.

Whenmaltfor L. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the auexportation thority aforesaid, That no maker or makers of malt whatsoever lhall begin to shall begin to wet or steep any corn or grain to make into malt be wet. for exportation, above the space of six days before all the corn

he, she or they may have working on their respective floors to make into malt for home consumption, shall be dried off; nor shall the persons aforesaid begin to wet or steep any corn to * make into malt for home consumption, above the space of six days before all the corn or grain he, me or they may have working on their respective floors to make into malt for exportation, be fully dried, and locked up in the manner by this act directed and expressed, on pain of forfeiting the sum of five millings for every bustiel of com or grain wetted or steeped contrary to the manner herein prescribed and directed. Such malt ^1. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, when fully That when the malt so intended for exportation as aforesaid dried, to be (hall be fully made and dried, and fit for exportation, the earned direct- fame ]Qla]j from tjme t0 time, in the presence of the respective board inPpre- °^cer or officers for the said duties in the said division or fence of an place where the same was made, be measured and carried, by officer, the respective makers or proprietors thereof, directly on (hip

board, if intended to be immediately exported, or else into one or to be locked or more room or rooms, storehouse or storehouses, or other house a st0re" P*ace or places t0 be provided by and at the expence of the respective makers or proprietors of the raid malt so made for exportation, there to be kept separate and apart from all other malt, under two locks and two keys to each place into which the said malt (hall be carried; one of those locks to be provided by the respective makers or proprietors of the said malt, and the other lock to be provided by the supervisor or officer for the said duties in the division or place where the said malt shall be locked up, at the expence of the proprietor of the said malt, whereof one key of each place to be kept by the respective makers or proprietors of the said malt, and the other key by the officer for the said duties for the time being of the division or place where the said malt shall be kept, until the same (hall be delivered out for exportation. Officers may jjL Provided always, and it is hereby enacted by the authomfnks^ eralt ^rdzld, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the redonsNn^ly *Pectlve supervisors and officers for the said duties from time to dried, &c. time, during the wetting or steeping the said corn or grain so intended to be made into malt for exportation, and until the same shall be fully made and dried, and carried and locked up as aforefaid, to gage and take an account thereof in all its operations, in the fame manner as they ought to do, in cafe the duties charged upon malt made for home consumption were to be chareed thereon, for the better discovering whether any of the & malt malt so intended for exportation be not removed and carried away to be used for home consumption.

LIII. Provided always, and to the intent that it may be known Officers on no« whether all the malt so entred, made and locked up for expor- J^^f tation be accordingly exported, and not made use of for home houfes at deconsumption, be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, livering out That when any maker or proprietor of malt so made for expor- malt for extation, and locked up and secured for that purpose, shall bede- portation. sirous to take any of the said malt out of any of the said places where the fame (hall be locked up as aforesaid, in order to remove the same to some port or place for the exportation thereof, and shall thereof give notice in writing to the officer for the said duties of the division or place where such malt shall be so locked up, by the space of forty hours before the time he desires to take out the fame as aforesaid, expressing in such notice the . quantity of malt he, she or they do then desire to take out, and the port or place to which the same is intended to be removed for exportation as aforesaid, then and in such case the respective officers for the said duties, to whom such notice (hall be given as aforesaid, shall and are by this act required to attend, pursuant to such notice, at the respective places where the said malt ihall be locked up as aforesaid, and see the malt so desired to be taken out of the same measured, and delivered out to the respective makers or proprietors thereof, or to their respective agents or servants by them appointed to receive and carry the fame to the port or place from whence the fame is intended to be exported as aforesaid.

LIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Officers to That the said respective officers do and shall, from time to time, ^oun^/all keep a true account of all the malt which mall be so delivered ^altVo deKas aforesaid, and of the person or persons to whom the fame be- vered out, &c longs; and shall and is hereby required to give to the person to whom or for whom each quantity of malt (hall be so delivered out, a certificate in writing, directed to the officer for the said duties in the division or place to which the fame is intended to be removed, in order to be exported, expressing the quantity of malt so delivered out, and the name or names of the respective makers or proprietors thereof, and the respective divisions or places from whence the fame was so delivered out; which said certificate or certificates (hall be signed by the respective officers giving the fame, and shall be delivered to the respective officers for the said duties for the time being, of the port or place where the said malt shall be so carried to be exported, who (hall duly file and keep the same, and make an entry thereof in a book or books to be respectively kept by him or them for that purpose, to the intent that upon enquiry and examination it may be discovered whether any maker of malt for exportation ihall duly export all such malt, as snail be entred by him or them respectively for exportation as aforesaid; and in case the maker or proprietor of such malt, so removed from the place of making thereof, (hall neglect or refuse to deliver and procure to be delivered

livered such certificate or certificates to such officer for the said duties of the division or place to which the said malt (hall be removed in order to be exported, to the intent that the same may be filed and entred in the manner in this act before expressed, then and in such case the maker or proprietor, so refusing or neglecting to deliver the same, (hall, for every such refusal, forfeit and Jose the sum of fifty pounds.

Officers at the LV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid port to attend That k ^ and be j fuj and f fa offi f »

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the malt, and tne *aicl dutY on malt, 111 luch or the ports ot this kingdom, to continue on where any malt may, is or (hall be shipped, in order to be exboard till the ported to parts beyond the seas, not only to fee and attend the ship be cleared, measuring of all malt which shall be shipped or laid on board any stiip or vessel for exportation to parts beyond the seas, in such port or ports respectively, but also to continue on board such (hips or vessels on which such malt (hall be loaden or (hipped, until the same (hall be respectively cleared their respective ports.

The batches LVI. And it is also hereby further enacted by the authority of the ship to aforesaid, That from time to time, during the (hipping of malt down when exPortat*on on Doasd any (hip or vessel, at all such times as thTihip is'not ^e relPec^^ve proprietors or exporters (hall not be actually putleading, &c. tmg ni a It °r other merchandizes on board, the hatches of the said (hips or vessels (hall and may be kept locked down with two locks and two keys to each hatch; one of those locks to be provided, and the key thereof kept by the respective proprietors or exporters, and the other Jock to be provided, and the key thereof kept by the respective officer or officers appointed to attend the said shipping; and that the said hatches be kept locked down in the aforesaid manner, from the time the said (hips or vessels shall be fully loaded, until the time the fame (hall be ready to fail from their respective ports to foreign parts, to the intent that none of the malt put on board may be relanded. Notice to be LVIL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, given to the That every person or persons who shall intend to ship any malt

°or"whei^the *"°r exPortation> maJ1> DV the *Pace °^ f°rtv ejght nours at lear^ putting on before the beginning to (hip, or put on board any (hip or vessel board of malt any malt for exportation, give or fend to such officer or officers is to be begun, as aforesaid, of the port or place where such malt (hall be inr tended to be shipped or put on board, notice in writing of the particular day, and of the precise hour of such day, when such ihipping or putting on board of such malt is intended to be begun, and also the name of the (hip or vessel such malt is to be put on board, on pain to forfeit and lose the sum of five (hillings for every bushel of malt, which (hall be (hipped or put on board , for exportation without such notice so given or sent as aforesaid; and in case it mall appear, that any of the malt so entred and made for exportation as aforesaid, (hall not within the space of nine months next after the making and drying thereof, and carrying the fame into such room or rooms, ware-houses, stores houses or other places, and there locked up and secured as afore

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