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CAP. XX.

An act for improving the navigation of the river Dun, from a place called Holmstile in the township of Doncaster in the county of York, to Wilfick House in the parish of Barmby Dun in the said county.

Corporation os Doncaster appointed undertakers to make the river Dun navigable. Commissioners appointed for adjusting differences between the undertakers and owners of wears, &c. They have power to mediate between undertakers and others. May settle satisfaction for their damage. If the parties dislike the determination, commissioners may cause a jury to be impanelled to assess damages. Their verdict conclusive. The verdict to be kept by the town-clerk of Doncaster, among J:he records. On payment of the money assessed, undertakers may proceed to work. Commissioners to have iool. per aim. Undertakers to make a cut to convey the water running down Bentley Mill Goit into the Farr waters, &c. They are to fill up the hollows next Arnold Goit on Thorp marsh side, level with the grounds on the other side. Banks of the river to be widened at Longfandall and Redcliffe. Sir George Cook, &c. to have a way over Wheats ley ford,#as formerly. Undertakers not to set out halling-paths on the South fide betwixt Longfandall and Redclisse. Nor to make wharfs on Sir George Cook's lands, &c. Duties of tonnage for all such lead, iron, steel, horns, hoofs, bones, boxwood, timber, broken and unbroken deals, boards, cheese, salt, cutlers wares, iron wares, groceries, coals, stone, lime-stone and lime, and all other merchandizes (except corn and malt) as (hall be carried upon the river between Holmestile in Doncaster, and so far as the bottom ot the cut on Barmy Dun fide, such duties as the mayftr, aldermen, and burgesses sliall think sit, not exceeding 10 d. for every fodder of lead, or customary ton of iron, steel, horns, hoofs, bones, box-wood, timber of foreign growth, broken or unbroken deals and boards, nor above iod. for every ton of cheese, salt, cutlers wares, iron wares, groceries and ether merchandizes (except corn and malt) and not exceeding iod. for every ton of mill or marble stones or coalsiod. for every ton of lime, and for every ton of lime-stone, and of other stones, 8d. and for every ton of plank and timber of English growth, 8 d. A penny per quarter for grain. £oats carrying dung, &c. to be duty free. The three bridges over the new river, &c. vested in the mayor, &c. of Doncaster. Duties for passage through the three bridges, when the draw-bridges are opened, 6 d. for io ton. Participants now liable to repair the three bridges, Sec. to pay to the mayor, &c. of Doncaster, 201. per annum in lieu of repairs. Mayor, &c. may dig sods in the participants lands. The participants mall stand, with respect to the country, liable to the repairs, if the mayor, &c. make default. In default of the corporation of Doncaster, the participants to repair the bridges, &c. and receive the duties till they are repaid; or the participants may bring their action at law against the corporation. The new river, as well as the river Dun from Wilsick downwards, subject to the commissioners of sewers. Not to prejudice the right of the mayor, &c. of York, or to hinder the owners of lands lying on the river, from erecting warehouses, &c. on their own lands. Undertakers not to erect warehouses, &c. in the townssiip of Barmby. They are to make a bridge at Barmby. Commissioners may nominate new commissioners in the place of persons dying or refusing to act. Undertakers may make towing-paths and set up winches: they are to set up gates, bridges and stiles in the towing-paths, and make bridges over the new cuts, lor the use of the land owners. ^ No meeting of commissioners above six miles from the matter in question. Matters responsible for damages done by their boats or crew. If any boatman passing any lock, shall not stiut it, &c. he sliall forfeit 10 s. Owner's name to be set on the outside of the vessel. Opening the locks forfeits jo s. to the poor. All persons to have free passage on the river, paying the duties. Owners of lands, Sec. may use pleaiure boats on the river. Saving all liberties of fisliing and fowling. River Dun, between Holmstile and Wilsick house, not under the commissioners of sewers: but they sliall have the fame power down from Wilsick to the river Ouze as before* Not to

C c 4. charge charge the tenants of the crown, or resiants of Hatfield in Com' Ebor\ with any duties, but the lock dues. The locks shall be opened for bqats which have paid the duties, Sec. Commissioners may appoint persons to measure the boats. Persons receiving damage by the undertakers, commissioners to assess the damage by a jury. If the undertakers do not pay the assessment, commissioners may constitute a person to receive the duties to the use of the sufferers. Corporation may engage the profits for money to be borrowed. The water-engines for supplying Doncalter with water, not to be prejudiced till proprietors satisfied.

CAP. XXI,

An a£l for granting to his Majesty the sum of three hundred and seventy thousand pounds; to be raised by loans, or exchequer-bills, to be' charged on the surplus monies of the duties on coals and culm, granted by an aft of the fifth year cf his Majesty's reign, for a term of years, and since made perpetual.

MOST gracious Sovereign, Whereas by an a£l of parliament use x uwv, mQde and passed, in the ninth year of her late Majesty's reign,

c. 8. intituled, An act for granting to her Majesty several duties upon

coals, for building fifty new churches in and about the cities of London aftd Westminster, and suburbs thereof; and other purposes therein mentioned, it zuas enacled, That for all forts of coals and culm, which fro?n and after the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, and before the twenty eighth day os September one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, should be imported and brought into the port of the city of London, or the river of Thames, within the liberty of the said city upon the same river, there should be paid to her Majesty, her heirs and successors, by way of imposition thereupon (over and besides all other impositions and duties) according to the rates herein after mentioned that is to fay, For all such sorts of coals and culm as are usualJy fold by the chalder, for every chalder thereof, containing thirty fix bushels Winchester measure, the sum of three shillings \ and for such fort of coals as are fold by the ton, for every ton thereof, containing twenty hundred weight, the sum of three finllings; all the produce of which said imposition on coals and culm zuas thereby appropriated for the building of fifty new churches, in or near the cities of London and Westminster, or the suburbs thereof-, and other purposes therein mentioned: and whereas by an a51 of parliament made and passed in 1 Geo.i.stat.2. the first year cf your Majesty's reign, the said impositions and duties on c. 33. coals and culm were further granted to your Majesty, from the twen*>

ty seventh day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty four, to the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, and the zuhole produce thereof thereby applied for the making provision for the ministers of the said fifty new churches, .and other purposes therein mentioned: and whereas by an Geo 1 c «o a& °f Pa'f'Hament of the fifth year of your Majesty's reign, intituled, 'An act for continuing certain duties upon coals and culm, and

for establishing certain funds to raise money, as well to proceed in the building of new churches, as also to complcat the supply

grantgranted to his Majesty, and to reserve the overplus monies of the* iaid duties for the disposition of parliament, and for more effectual suppressing private lotteries, the same impositions and duties were granted to your Majesty, from the twenty seventh day 0/ September one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, to the feast of the annunciation of the blessed Virgin Mary, which jhould be in the year os our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty one, and were thereby charged with a particular fund of twenty one thousand pounds per annum for thirty tivo years, from the twenty fifth day of March one thousand seven hundred and nineteen, for the raising the sum of three hundred and sixty thousand pounds, in lieu of the provisions by the former acls, for the building of the said churches, and other purposes before mentioned, and were by the fame aft further charged with another particular fund of thirty thousand five hundred and fifty nine pounds fourteen Jhillings per annum, for the like term of thirty two years, from the said twenty fifth day of March one thousand seven hundred and nineteen, for the paying off and discharging the sum of five hundred thousand pounds, with interest at four pounds per centum per annum, for the fortunate tickets in the lottery estabtijhed by the said last mentioned aft and in and by the said last mentioned acl, it was enacted, That all the surplus, excess or overplus monies, which should quarterly arise by the said duties on coals and culm (over and above so much as Jliould be sufficient to discharge the several annual or other sums thereby charged thereon) and all the surplus, which should remain after the said sum of three hundred and sixty thousand pounds, to be charged on the said particular fund of twenty one thousand pounds per annum, and the principal and interests to be charged on the said particular fund of thirty thousand five hundred and fifty nine pounds fourteen Jhillings per annum, should be, entirely paid off, discharged and satisfied, Jhould be kept apart, and reserved for the disposition of parliament, and should not be disposed or applied to any use or purpose whatsoever, but by the authority of parliament, and according to such future a51 or acts of parliament, as Jhould be made and passed for the disposition thereof: and whereas by a subsequent a51 os parliament, made in the sixth year of your Ma- 5 Geo. 1. c, 4* jefifs reign, for enabling the South-Sea company to enlarge the ca~ pital sock and fund of the said company, the said duties on coals and culm were continued for ever; and it zvas thereby enacted, That the Jaid governor and company might before the first day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty one redeem all and every, or any the redeemable debts and incumbrances therein particularly set forth and enumerated, including therein the said sum of five hundred thousand, pounds for the said lottery, and the securities for the fame, by paying off" the fame, at the rate of one hundred pounds for every one hundred pounds principal money, and proportionably for a greater or lesser sum; and it ivas thereby enacled, That upon such payment of the respective sum or sums payable to the proprietors for such redemption the fame Jhould be adjudged to be redeemed, and the interest and annuity payable in rejpe5t thereof to the respective proprietors of such debts and incumbrances jhould thenceforth cease and determine to be payable to them, fnd in lieu thereof an annuity after such and the like rate as the interest^

terest-money and annuity, as was then payable for or in refpecl of such debts or incumbrances, stould be from thenceforth payable to the said governor and company, and their successors, until redemption by parliaments and a proportional addition in refpedl thereof should be made to their capital flock; and it was by the fame acl provided, That if the proprietors of the said redee?nable debts and incumbrances should be willing to accepts in lieu of the said rate cf one hundred pounds per centum in money, a stare or stares in the capital or joint flock of the said company, at such price as stould be agreed on between the said company and the said proprietors, that then, in lieu of their respective debts, they stould be entitled to such stares in the said capital or joint flock; and that such persons so accepting flock in lieu cf money stould deliver up to such person or persons, as for that purpose stould be appointed, the orders whereby such proprietors were entitled to such debts or incumbrances, and that the person or persons to be appointed for taking in the said orders stould deliver the said orders into the office of the auditor of the receipt of exchequer, there to remain for ever, and that no payments or issues upon any of the said orders so delivered up stould afterwards be made at the exchequer, unless for arrears of the /aid annuities or interest monies; and the particular duties, revenues, funds a?id provijions charged ivith the payment cf the annuities and debts, which were payable by the said orders so delivered up, stould be thenceforth discharged of and from the fame; and by the fame lafl mentioned a el it was enacted. That the said company stould have an additional allowance for charges of managements in proportion to the annuities and debts to be taken in or paid ojf, by them to be fettled in manner as therein is mentioned; and that the fame, together with the- sum then allowed them for charges of management, stould be charged upon and payable out of the particular duties, revenues and incomes by the said acl charged or intended to be charged to and with their then present annuity, and the several additions to be made thereto: and whereas, in pursuance of the said last mentioned ad, the South-Sea company did redeem so much of the said debt of five hundred thousand pounds as amounted to the principal sum of four hundred thirty four thousand fix hundred and five pounds, by taking the fame into their capital jlock at the prices agreed between them and the 'said proprietors, and the sanding orders for the fame have been accordsingly delivered up into the office of the auditor of the receipt of exchequer, and by means thereof the said company are become entitled to an annuity or yearly sum of seventeen thousand three hundred eighty four pounds four stillings, being after the rate of four pounds per centum pe/annum, in refpecl of the said principal sum so redeemed and taken into their capital flock, and the residue of the said principal debt or sum of five hundred thousand pounds hath been since paid off, and discharged, by means whereof the faidannuity of thirty thousand five hundred fifty nine pounds fourteen stillings is redeemed and determined, and thesaid impositions or duties (land now charged with the said particular fund of twenty one thousand pounds per annum for the residue of the said term of thirty two years, for the purposes aforesaid,and with the said annuity of seventeen thousand three hundred eighty^ four pounds four stillings, payable to the South-Sea company, until the redemption thereof by parliament, and with a proportionable part of the^ additional

ditional allowance for charges of managements allowed or to be allowed the [aid company, in refpett of the said sum of four hundred thirty four thousand fix hundred and five pounds so redeemed and taken into their capital flock as aforesaid: now we your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the commons of Great Britain in parliament assembled, taking into our serious consideration the great expences and charges your Majesty must necessarily be at for the defence of this realm, and maintaining the important town and fortress of Gibraltar^ now actually besieged by the forces of the King of Spain \ for the preserving the trade and navigation of this kingdom, and maintaining and preserving a just balance of power and peace in Europe \ and being desirous to raise the necessary supplies which we have chearfulfy granted to your Majesty for these purposes, in the easiest manner we are able, for the benefit of your subjects, have freely and voluntarily given and granted, and by this act do give and grant to your Majesty the 370,0001. sum of three hundred and seventy thousand pounds, to be raised granted to his in such manner and form as is herein after directed; and to that Ma)efty* end do most humbly beseech your Majesty, that it may be enacted; 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 there (hall be provided and kept in the office of the auditor of the receipt of the exchequer one book or register, in which all the orders for money payable upon this act shall be entred and registred; and that it ^ny perf0I1S ihall and may be lawful to and for any person or persons, natives may lend on or foreigners, bodies politick or corporate, to lend to his Ma- credit ot- the jesty, at the said receipt, upon credit of the said surplus, excess ^^^oais" pr overplus monies so as aforesaid reserved for the disposition of at^ per' parliament, any sum or sums of money not exceeding in the cent, whole the sum of three hundred and seventy thousand pounds, which lenders shall have interest for their forbearance of their respective loans, not exceeding the rate of four pounds per centum per annum, so as such loans be allowed to be made by the commissioners of the treasury, or any three or more of them, or by the lord high treasurer, or any three or more of the commissioners of the treasury for the time being, who are hereby authorized to issue their warrants for that purpose, as fast as such loans mall be wanted for the publick service; the said interest to be paid every three months from the making of such loans, un- Intereil to be til the satisfaction of the principal sums respectively; and that no ^^^ry 3 monies so to be lent, mail be rated or assessed in any tax or assessment whatsoever; and that every such lender (hall immediately have a talley of loan struck for the money by him, her or them lent, and an order of the same date for repayment thereof, with such interest as aforesaid; and that all such orders shall Orders to be be registred in course according to their dates, and all persons 111 thereupon mall be paid in course, as their orders shall stand C°Ul L' registred, so as the person or persons, natives or foreigners, his, jier or their executors, administrators or assigns, whose orders

shall

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