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authorized to be licensed by the said former acts) to, license an additional number of hackney chairs, not exceeding one hundred, which from and after the twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, at any time'or times within or during the term of eighteen years from thence next and immediately ensuing, shall be kept and used for hire within the cities and limits aforesaid; so that the number of all the The number said chairs licensed or to be licensed upon this or the said former not to cxeed acts, (hall not at any one time, within or during the term last 400. mentioned, exceed four hundred.

XVI. And it is hereby enacted, That from and after the said twenty fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, upon every one of the licences to be granted in pursuance of this act, for keeping and using for hire any kackney ^ • chair, these (hall be reserved and payable to his Majesty, his

heirs and successors, the annual sum of ten shillings of lawful œncr^ere1" money °^ Great Britain^ to be paid quarterly at the four most ftallbe referv- unaal feast's in the year, by equal portions, during the continued the annual ance of every such licence for a chair, with such covenants, prosum of 10 s. vilbes and conditions, for the more effectual payment thereof, payable quar- as tjie fa|d commissioners in their discretions shall think fit and er ^* reasonable; the first of the said payments to begin and be made

at such of the said feast-days, as sihall next happen after the granting of every such licence for a chair respectively ; and that the same chairs, and the persons to be so licensed for carrying and using the same, sliall in respect thereof have the same rates and benefics, and be subject and liable to the same rules, penalties, matters and things, as are by the said former acts prescribed, in relation to the hackney chairs or chairmen, which were thereby authorized to be licensed, ^|ro°f^- XVII. And it is hereby declared and enacted by the authors monies on aforesaid, That all the monies to arise by rents of the said adthese chairs, diticmal number of chairs to be licensed in pursuance of this act (the necessary charges of raising the fame excepted) (hall be added to the funds settled by the said act of the ninth year of her said late Majesty's reign, and applied towards the payment of the principal and interest-money therein mentioned, in like manner, and under the like penalties, as other rents upon hackney chairs are applicable and appropriated. Arrears of XVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, former land- That the sum of seven thousand and forty six pounds, thirteen taxes to be shillings and eight pence three farthings, remaining in the exapphedfor the for arrears of several land-taxes payable in and before

\rearT726. ^ the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty three, shall and may be issued and applied as part of his Majesty's supply granted for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; any law, statute or provision heretofore made to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. Treasury may XIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, issue out new That it shall and may be lawful to and for the commissioners of exchequer- n;s Majesty's treasury or any three or more of them now being, or the high treasurer or any three or more of the commissioners bills not exof the treasury for the time being, and they respectively are here- c"^ j by authorized and impowered at any time or times before the' twenty fourth day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, at once or by such proportions at a time as they respectively shall find to be most for the advantage of the publick, to prepare and make or cause to be prepared and made at the exchequer, in such method and form as they or he (hall think most safe and convenient, any number of new exchequer bills, containing one common sum or different sums in the principal monies, not to exceed in the whole the sum of five hundred thousand pounds sterling. E X P.

To bear interest: at 2d. per centum per diem. The bills to be numbred arithmetically, &c. These bills to be placed as cash in the tellers offices. The bills to be subject to the rules enacted in the land-tax of this session. New exchequer-bills charged on the duties on retailers of beer. An annual account to be taken at Michaelmas of the monies arising by^ the duties on victuallers. Deficiency to be made good out of next supplies, or out of the finking fund. Monies out of the sinking fund to be replaced. EX?.

XXVIII. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authors Approprlaty aforesaid, That all monies coming into the exchequer, t*on clauses* either by loans or exchequer-bills, upon one act of this session of parliament, intituled, An acl for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land-tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred twenty fix, and so much money (if any such be) of the tax thereby granted, as (hall arise and remain after all the loans or exchequer-bills made or to be made on the fame act, and all the interest, Pramium or rate, and charges thereon, and the charges thereby allowable for railing the said land-tax shall be satisfied, or money sufficient (hall be reserved in the exchequer to discharge the same 5 and all the monies coming into the exchequer, either by loans or exchequerbills, upon one other act of this session of parliament, intituled, An acl for continuing the duties on malty mum, cyder and perry, in that part of Great Britain called England; and for granting to hit Majejly certain duties upon malt, mum, cyder and perry, in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty fix-, and for the more effectual preventing frauds and abuses in the Jhipping of malt 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 sour > and for making forth duplicates of exchequer-bills, lottery-tickets and orders lost^ burnt or othenvife destroyed, and so much of the duties on malt, mum, cyder and perry, thereby granted or continued, as (hall arise or remain (if any such be) after all the loans or exchequerbills thereby directed to be made on the fame act, and all the interest, Pramium or rate and charges thereon, and the charges thereby allowable for raising the said duties, (hall be satisfied or money sufficient (hall be reserved to discharge the same, and also all the exchequer-bills to be made forth in pursuance of this

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8d. to make good the general fund.

732,tsi 1. 5 s. % d. for naval services.

79,41*1. 14-s. 3 d. for the ordnance.

901,034!. 7s. 8 d. ob. for guards, garrisons, &o,

present act, and the sum of seven thousand forty six pounds* thirteen (hillings and eight pence three farthings, remaining in the receipt of his Majesty's exchequer on arrears of former landtaxes, shall be appropriated and applied, and are hereby appropriated for and towards the several uses, intents and purposes herein expressed: subject nevertheless to such restrictions as are herein after prescribed (that is to fay) it is hereby enacted and declared, That out of all or any the aids or supplies aforesaid,, there (hall and may be issued and applied any sum not exceeding, sixty thousand two hundred thirty five pounds eight millings and eight pence, to make good the deficiency of the fund, commonly called The General Fund, for railing seven hundred twenty four thousand eight hundred forty nine pounds fix shillings and ten pence, and one fifth part of a penny per annum^ for the year ended at Michaelmas one thousand seven hundred and twenty rive.

XXIX. And it is hereby enacted and declared, That out of all or any the aids or supplies provided as aforesaid, there shall and may be issued and applied any sum or sums of money, not exceeding seven hundred thirty two thousand one hundred eighty one pounds five (hillings and eight pence, for or towards the naval services herein after more particularly expressed (that is to fay) for or towards defraying the charge of the ordinary of his Majesty's navy, and for half-pay to the se#-officers, and for and towards victual, wages, wear and tear of the navy, and the victualling thereof, performed and to be performed, and for or towards sea-services in the office of the ordnance performed and to be performed, and for or towards other services of the navy performed and to be performed.

XXX. And it is hereby also enacted, That out of all or any the aids or supplies provided as aforesaid, there shall and may be issued and applied any sum or sums of money, not exceeding seventy nine thousand four hundred and twelve pounds fourteen, (hillings and three pence, for or towards defraying the charge of the office of his Majesty's ordnance for land-services performed and to be performed, and for defraying several extraordinary expences of the office of ordnance for land-services, not provided for by parliament.

XXXI. And it is hereby likewise enacted, That out of all or • any of the aids or supplies provided as aforesaid, there (hall or may be issued and applied any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the whole the sum of nine hundred one thousand and thirty four pounds seven millings and eight pence halfpenny, for or towards maintaining his Majesty's land-forces and other services herein after more particularly expressed, that is to fay* any sum not exceeding six hundred fifty five thousand one hundred and seventy eight pounds and two* pence, for defraying the charge of eighteen thousand two hundred twenty six effective men, including commission and non-commission officers and invalids, for guards, garrisons, and fix independant companies for the service'of the highlands, and pther his Majesty's land-forces

in. in Great Britain, Jersey and Guernseyand other services relating to the forces for the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; and any sum or sums of money not exceeding one hundred fifty two thousand six hundred thirty seven pounds sixteen (hillings and five pence halfpenny, for maintaining his Majesty's forces and garrisons in the plantations, Minorca and G/braltary and for provisions for the garrisons of Annapolis Royals P/acentla and Gibraltar, for the year one thousand seven hun-' dred and twenty six; and any sum or sums of money not exceeding fourteen thousand nine hundred and thirty pounds fifteen (hillings and five pence, upon account for out-pensiohers of Chelsea Hospital, for the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six j and any sum or sums of money not exceeding five thousand two hundred eighty seven pounds fifteen (hillings and eight pence, for defraying several extraordinary expences and services relating to the forces incurred, and not provided for by parliament; and any sum or sums of money not exceeding seventy three thousand pounds, upon account of half-pay to the reduced officers of his Majesty's land-forces and marines, for the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six; subject nevertheless to such rules to be observed in the application of the said half-pay, as are herein after prescribed concerning the same; and any sum and sums of money not exceeding one hundred fifty eight thousand three hundred eighty nine pounds two shillings and eight pence towards making good the deficiency of the grants for .the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six ; and any sum not exceeding forty four thousand fix hundred twenty one pounds two (hillings and four pence to make good the deficiency of the aid granted by an act of the ninth year of his Majesty's reign, for raising one hundred thou- 9 Geo.i. c,j8. sand pounds for laying a tax on papists; and any sum or sums of money not exceeding nine hundred and ninety thousand pounds for discharging the like sum in exchequer-bilk, being the remaining part of the exchequer-bills for one million, which were made forth in pursuance of an act of parliament of the ele- 11 Geo- c«&« venth year of his Majesty's reign.

XXXII. And be it enacted, That out of the said aids or sup- Provision for plies there (hall and may be from time to time issued and appli- augmenting ed, such sum or sums of money as (hall be necessary for and to- the FIeet in wards the payment of such additional number of seamen, as his 1?z6t Majesty (hall think fit to employ for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, and for and towards answering and defraying such expences and engagements as have

at any time been or shall before or until the twenty fifth day of December one thousand seven hundred and twenty six, be made by his Majesty, in concerting such measures as he in his great wisdom thinks will best conduce to the security of the trade and navigation of this kingdom, and the preservation of the peace of Europe,

XXXIII. And be it enacted, That the said aids or supplies Limitation of provided a$ aforesaid (hall not be issued or applied to any use, in- these supplies.

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tent or purpose whatsoever* other than the uses and purposes before-mentioned, or for the several deficiencies before directed to be satisfied out of the said loans or exchequer-bills, by any particular clause or clauses for that purpose contained in this act or in any other act of this present session of parliament. Ife e^ftltdto XXXIV- fnd as to the said sum of seventy three thousand halt-pay. pounds, by this act appropriated on account of half-pay as aforesaid, it is hereby enacted and declared by the authority aforesaid, That the rules herein after prescribed (hall be duly observed in the application thereof; that is to fay, That no person (hall have or The surplus os receive any part of the same, who was a minor under the age this sum is ap- 0f sixteen years at the time when the regiment, troop or comprcgriated, pany in vvhich he served, was reduced; that no person (hall

f-335*e0,1' ° 7 ve or rece*ve any Part °^ t^ie fame? except such persons who did actual service in some regiment, troop or company, that no. person having any other place or imployment of profit, civil or military, under his Majesty, (hall have or receive any part of the half-pay; that no chaplain of any garrison or regiment, who has any ecclesiastical benefice or other preferment in Great Britain or Ireland*, shall have or receive any of the said half-pay; that no person shall have or receive any part of the same, who hath resigned his commission, and has had no commission since; that no part of the fame shall be allowed to any person, by virtue of any warrant or appointment, except to such persons who would have been otherwise entitled to the same as reduced officers; and that no part of the fame shall be allowed to any of the officers of the five regiments of dragoons, and eight regiments of foot lately disbanded in Ireland^ except to such as were lately taken off the establishment of half-pay in Great Britain.

nGeo.i. c.S, XXXV. And whereas by an aft of parliament made in the eleventh year of his Majesty's reign^ for continuing the duties on malt^ mumy cyder and perry ^ to raise money for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty five^ and for other purposes therein expressed^ several supplies ivhich had been granted to his Majesty, as is therein mentioned^ were appropriated to several uses and purposes therein expressed^ among ivhich any sum or sums of moneyr, not exceeding seventy-seven thousand pounds upon account of half pay ^ for the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty five^ was appropriated to be paid to the reduced officers of his Majesty s land-forces and marines sub j eel nevertheless to such rules to be observed in the application of the said half pay ^ as in and by the aforesaid acl were prescribed in that behalf: now it is hereby provided, enacted and declared, by the authority aforesaid, That so much of the said sum of seventy seven thousand pounds, as is or (hall be more than sufficient to satisfy the said reduced officers, according to the said rules by the said act prescribed to be observed in the application Overplus of thereof, or any part of such overplus, shall or may be disposed half pay, how to such officers who are maimed or lost their limbs in the late to be applied, wars? or to such others as by reason of their long service, or otherwise, his Majesty shall judge to be proper objects of charity,

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