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to be a point of dittay, and it (hall and may be lawful to and for the person or persons aggrieved thereby, with the approbation of the trustees to be appointed by his Majesty as aforesaid, or any five or more of them, to be signified in a certificate under their hands, to prosecute the faid'justice or justices of the peace, magistrate or magistrates, before the lords of the justiciary at Edinburgh, or in their circuits, for the district within which the offence was committed; and if the said justice or justices of peace, or magistrate or magistrates stiall be thereupon convicted of such offence, it shall and may be lawful for the said lords of justiciary at Edinburgh, or in their circuits, to set a fine on such offending justice or justices of the peace, or magistrate or magistrates, not exceeding one hundred pounds sterling.

CAP. XXVII.

An a£l for continuing the laws therein mentioned, relating to copper bars exported', and for better preventing frauds committed by bankrupts-, and sot searching drugs and com-, positions for medicines.

rH E R E A S 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 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 fame, That the clause contained in an act made in the ninth and tenth years of the reign of the late King plaufe relat- JVilliqm the Third, intituled, An aft to fettle the trade to Africa, ing to copper for allowing during a limited time, a drawback of the duties bars exported, Up0H tne exportation of copper bars imported, and which clause ?4years!to* (after expiration thereof) was by an act of the twelfth year of 5&10W. 3! &er late Majesty's reign revived and continued for fourteen c 26. years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of

xx Ann. stat.i. parliament; and also the proviso in the said last act contained* 1' Geo 2 c being in the words following, that is to fay, provided nevertheless, l6Geollc.ll.dnd be it enafted, That no drawback stall be allowed on the extorta?

tion of any copper, but such as hath been, or stall be imported from the East-Jndies, and the coast of Barbary only, shall be and are hereby continued, from the expiration thereof, for and during the space of fourteen years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament. Bankrupts act II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. That .continued for an act made in the fifth year of His Majesty's reign, intituled, one year, &c jn aft for t})e hetter preventing frauds committed by bankrupts, |Geo.i.c.24' wnich act was to continue in force for seven years, from the 'twenty-sixth day of May one thousand seven hundred and six

teen, and from thence to the end of the then next session of jjiGeo.i.c.zo. parliament, and which by another act made in the eleventh year of his Majesty's reign was continued for one year, and from thence to the end of the then next session os parliament, shall be and is hereby continued from, the expiration thereof, for and

during during the space of one year, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

IK. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid. Act for searchThat an act made in the tenth year of his Majesty's reign, inr ^ttnufd for? tituled, An acl for the better viewing, searching and examining all three years> drugs, medicines, waters, oils, compositions used or to be used for &c. medicines, in all places where the fame /hall be exposed to sale, or kept 10Geo.1x.29. for that purpose, within the city '^London, and suburbs thereof, or EXI>» within seven miles circuit of the said city, which was to be in force for three years, and from thence to the end of the then nexf sefiion of parliament, (hall be and is hereby continued from the expiration thereof, for and during the space of three years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

CAP. XXVIII.

/In aSl for sale pf such of the forfeited estates in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, as remain unfold, and are vested in the crown; and for determining such claims on the said estates, as having been duly entered remain undetermined.

WHEREAS an aft passed in the first year os his Majesty's iGeo.i.ftat.to. reign, intituled, An a.ct for appointing commissioners to c- S°« /enquire of the estates of certain traitors, and of popish recusants> ;and of estates given to superstitious uses, in order to raise money out of them severally, for the use of the publick, all and evtry the castles, honours, lordships, manors, messuages, lands, tenements, and all other estate real and personal whatsoever within Great Britain or Ireland or elsewhere, whereof any person or persons, who since the twenty-fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and fifteen had been attainted, or before the twenty-fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and eighteen Jhould be attainted by a?iy of the laws or statutes of this realm9 for high treason committed before the first day of June one thousand seven hundred and sixteen, within Great Britain or elsewhere, ivas, were,, or Jhould have been seised os possessed of, or interested in, or entitled unto, on the tiventy-fourth day os June one thousand seven hundred and fifteen, or at any time afterwards, in his, her or their own right, were vested in his Majefly, for the use of the publick; and to the intent that the fame, and the rents and profits thereof, might be known and disposed of for the use of the publick, and that the several debts and incumbrances affecling the fame might be discovered and made good to the lawful creditors and claimants, certain commissioners in the a51 named were appointed to enquire of the estates so vested in his Majesty, and to receive the claims of all persons ivbo, within a time limited by the said acl, Jbould exhibit their claim to any debt, incumbrance or interest zvhatsoever a-jfecling the premi/ses: and whereas by another art pasted in the fourth year of his Majesty's reign, intituled, An act for vesting the 4Geo.i.c.g, forfeited estates in Great Britain and Ireland in trustees, to be. fold for the use of the publick, and for giving relief to lawful creditors, by determining claims j and for the mere effectual

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bringing into the respective exchequer, the rents and profits of the laid estates till fold ; all and every the said castles, honours lordships, manors, messuages, lands, tenements and other estate real and personal whatsoever, which by the aforesaid acl stood vejled in his Majesty, were vejled in the commissioners and trustees named in the said aft, and the said commissioners and trustees were impowered and required, to Jell and dispose os the same for the use of the publick, in the manner and by the rules in the said acl particularly described-, and the said commissioners and trustees were further impowered and required to hear and determine all claims lawfully entred with them, en, out of or concerning any of the forfeited ejlates so vested in them; and the judgments and determinations by them to be given on such claims were to be final, unless an appeal should be entred with the said commissioners and trustees against such judgment or determination, within twenty days after the making thereof \ in which cafe the said commissioners and trustees were required to tra?ismit the [aid appeal to a court of delegates, whom by the said acl his Majesty was impowered to authorize and appoint for hearing and determining all appeals made from the judgments of the said commissioners and trustees, in the manner and by the rides particularly mentioned in the said acl; $Geo.j. c\ j 9. whereas by a clause in an aft pasted in the ninth year of his Majesty's reign, for continuing the duties for the encouragement of the coinage of monies, and other purposes therein mentioned, the powers and authorities for hearing and determining of the claims on the for^Geo.j. c.22. fcited estates, which by two ads of parliament pasted in the fifth and yGeo-.i.ftaM.fevmth years of his Majesty s reign, were continued to the twenty^ %% * fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty-two, and

from thence to the end of the next session of parliament, with respeel to the commissioners and trustees a cling in Scotland, were enlarged and continued to the twenty-frxth day of March one thousand seven hundred and twenty-four; and the powers granted to his Majesty for appointing courts of delegates to determine claims and cafes of appeals from the said commissioners and trustees, and respecting such court of delegates in Scotland only, were enlarged and continued to the twentyninth day of April one thousand seven hundred and twenty four : and 'whereas by another clause in the said acl last mentioned it is declared that the forfeited estates in Scotland, by any former acl or acls of parliament vested in the said commissioners and trustees, which on the twenty-sixth day of June one thousand seven hundred and tzaentyfour stjould remain unsold, stall be thereby divested out of the said commisstojiers and trustees, andtv est ed in the King's majesty, his heirs and successors, for the use of the publick; and whereas on the said twenty-fixth day of June one thousand seven hundred arid twentyfour certain of the said forfeited estates remained unfold, which are ''now revested in his Majesty for she use of the publick, and certain appeals taken against the judgments and determinations of the said 0ommifstoners and trustees remaining undecided, the term limited for the decision of the court of delegates having expired before they could regularly hear and determine thoj'e appeals, 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,

id in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That the barons of his Majesty's court of exchequer in Barons of exScotland, or any three of them, shall and are hereby impowered Scotland to sell and required to expose to sale, and to sell to the highest bidder, the forfeited the said forfeited estates, and every part of them, in the fame estates there, manner, and according to the fame rules that the said com- under the missioners and trustees were to act under, and to apply the rents [^ommir-$ and profits of the said estates till sold, and the produce of them f10ners were to when fold, in the fame manner that the said commissioners and act. trustees were obliged and directed to apply the fame 3 and to do every other matter and thing in respect to the sale of the said estates, and the appointing receivers or stewards on such estates till fold, in such manner and form, and according to such rules, as the said commissioners and trustees were impowered to do.

Barons to call before them purchasers who have not paid the full price. Penalty on purchaser not paying. 'Barons to execute indentures of bargain and sale, &c. His Majesty may appoint a court of delegates to hear appeals. All books, Sec. lodged with the commissioners, to be delivered into the court of exchequer in Scotland, and the books of the former dele** gates to the new ones. Claim determined by the delegates for money, to be paid out of the forfeited estates in the first place. The estates subject to the feu duties to the crown. The net money to be applied as by act of parliament is directed. Company of York-Buildings not to be prejudiced. Tenants of the late earl of Sea forth acquitted from all rents from 24 June 1715. till 15 May J725. EXP.

CAP. XXIX. An a£l for allowing further time to -persons on hoard the fleets or beyond the seas in his Majesty's service, to qualify themselves for the legal enjoyment of offices and employments^ and for indemnifying such persons as have omitted to qualify themselves within the time limited for that purpose, and for the better ascertaining such time.

WHEREAS divers of his Majesty's faithful subjects now are and may hereafter he on board the fleet, and "in several countries and places bey on a the seas in the service of his M.jesty, his heirs or successors, at such times as it may please his Majesty j his heirs or successors, out of his or their royal grace and benevolence, to reward the services of such his sub/eels with offices, places and preferments, in consequence of which such officers or persons Jo preferred will, according to the laws now in being, be obliged to receive the sacrament, and take and subscribe the oaths, and make and subscribe the declaration directed by the laws now in force to be received,- taken, made and subscribed, within the respective times limited for that purpose; the receiving, taking, making and subscribing whereof, within such times may, by reason of the great distance of such persons from the kingdom tif Great Britain, be impracticable: and whereas divers others of his Majesty's fubj eds zealously affecled to his person and government, and the protestant succession in his royal house, have through ignorance of the laiv, or unavoidable accidents, been prevented from receiving the sacrament, and taking the said oaths, and making and subscribing the said declaration within the times limited fir that purpose, and by

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Further time allowed tor persons on board the fleet, or beyond sea. s^Car.z. c.z. iGeo.i. c. 13.

So as they qualify themselves in three calendar months after their return.

means thereof are in danger of incurring divers penalties and disibili^
ties; now for the making due provisions, that such of his Ma-
jesty's subjects, as are or (hall be on board the fleet, or beyond
the seas in the service of his Majesty, his heirs or successors,
may not incur the penalties aforesaid, by reason of their con-
tinuance iiv such service* and for quieting the minds of3 others
his Majesty's faithful subjects, and preventing any inconvenien-
ces that might otherwise happen by means of suei> omissions,
be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with
the advice and consent os the lords spiritual and temporal and
commons, iri this present parliament assembled, and by the.
authority of the same, That nothing contained in one act of
parliament, made in the twenty-fifth year of the (reign of his
late Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled, An aft for pre-
venting dangers which may happen from popish recusants, nor in one
other act made in the first year of his present Majesty's reign *
intituled, An aft for the further security of his Majesty s person ana
government, and the succession of the crown in the heirs of the late,
princess Sophia, being protestants, and for extinguishing the hopes of
the pretended prince of Wales, and his open and secret abettors', (half
extend or be construed to extend to any person or persons, who
upon the' seventeenth day of January in the year of our Lord
one thousand seven hundred and twenty-six, or at any time
after, was, were or shall be on board the fleet of his Majesty,
his heirs or successors, or in his or their service beyond the seas
at siich time of times, as any office or offices, place or places,
preferment or preferments, employment or employments, pay,
salary, fee or wages, was, were or (hall be granted, given or
Conferred to or upon him or them, and who by virtue of the
said acts, or either of them, ought to receive the sacrament, or
take the said oaths in the last mentioned act contained, and
make and subscribe the declaration therein mentioned, in re-
spect of any such office, place, preferment, employment; pay,-
salary, fee or wages so granted, given or conferred, or to be
granted, given or conferred as aforesaid, so as such person or
persons do, within three calendar months next after his or their
return into Great Britain, receive the said sacrament, take and
subscribe the said oaths, and make and subscribe the said decla-
ration respectively, as the cafe shall require, in such manner and
form, and in such place and places, as in and by the before
mentioned acts respectively is directed and appointed.
AH persons heretofore on board the fleet, or beyond sea, indemnified.
They are to receive the sacrament before the lait day of Michaelmas term

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By three months is to be -understood

IV* And it is hereby declared and enacted by the authority aforesaid, \That the space of three months, in and by the said acts herein before particularly mentioned, or either of them, or three kalendar any other act or acts of parliament, limited for receiving the 5klrjthS/ ^ sacrament, taking and subscribing the said oaths, or making 1 *314,1 and subscribing the said declaration, was meant and intended* and .shall be construed^ deemed and taken to be three! kalendar

months,

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