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. fectually to all intents and purposes, as if the several provisions in the No. XIV.

said Act had been therein particularly repeated and applied to the offences 45 Geo. III. 'therein before specified : And whereas great quantities of bark have of

c. 66. • late been taken and carried away from out of his Majesty's woods, forests, and chases, by persons not having legal right or authority to take and

carry away the same, and it is proper to prevent such evil practices and . abuses for the future; and it is expedient also to extend the provisions

of the said Acts, to all woods and wood grounds belonging to his Majesty, ' as well in right of his duchy of Luncuster, as otherwise : Therefore 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 Provisions of and after the passing of this Act, the aforesaid clauses in the said recited recited Acts Acts, and all and every the penalties, forfeitures, and punishments thereby extended to inflicted, and all other provisions, matters, and things relating therero, all woods beshall extend, and shall be applied and put into execution, in relation to all longing to his woods and wood grounds, belonging to his Majesty in Great Britain, as Majesty, and well in right of his duchy of Lancuster as otherwise, and whether such to persons

taking away woods or wood grounds shall be within any of his Majesty's forests or

bark from chases or not, and also to all and every persons and person who shall, without legal right or authority, by night or day, take, carry, or convey away Majesty, or

woods of his any bark, being in any forests or chases, or woods or wood grounds, be- any of his longing to his Majesty, as well in right of his duchy of Lancaster as other- subjects, wise, or within the woods or wood grounds of any of his Majesty's subjects or having it in Great Britain, or who shall have in his, her, or their custody, or posses- unlawfully in sion any bark, and shall not give a satisfactory account how he, she, or they their possescame by the same, and shall be thereof convicted before any one or more

sion. of his Majesty's justices of the peace, in the manner prescribed and directed by the said first-recited Act; and such justice or justices is or are hereby authorized to administer oaths, and proceed in the like manner for the conviction and punishment of every offender in the premises, as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as if the several provisions in the said first-recited Act had been berein particularly repeated and applied to the offences herein-before specified.

II. And be it further enacted, That the conviction and convictions of all Conviction and every offenders and offender against this Act shall be certified by the shall be certijustice or justices of the peace before whom the same shall be made, to the fied to the next general quarter sessions of the peace, to be filed amongst the records sessions. of the said sessions; and that such conviction shall be fairly written on parchment or paper, in the following form of words, or (as the case shall happen), in any other form of words to the like effect : (ihat is to say,)

day of

Form of conTo wit.{: BE it remembered, That on the

4. B. was, upon the complaint of viction. C. D. convicted before of the justices of the peace for • io pursuance of an Act passed in the forty-fifth year of the reign of his

Majesty King George the Third, for (as the case shall be]. Given 6 under hand and seal the day and year above written.' Which said conviction shall be good and effectual in law to all intents and No certiorari. purposes, and shall not be quashed, set aside, or adjudged void or insufticient for want of any form or words whatsoever, nor be liable to be removed by certiorari, into his Majesty's Courts of King's Bench, but shall be deemed and taken to be final to all intents and purposes whatsoever.

III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any person or After more persons shall commit any of the said offences specified in the said recited than three ofActs or this Act more than three times, and shall be thereof convicted fences offend. before any one or more of his Majesty's justices of the peace in the man- ers shall be ner prescribed and directed by the said first-recited Act, every such person punished as shall, for every such offence, committed subsequent to the third offence, incorrigible be deemed and adjudged an incorrigible rogue or rogues, and shall be rogues, punished as such,

Part VII.

MISCELLANEOUS.

Class 1. Annual Indemnity Act.

2. Mutiny Act.
3. Billetting Act.
4. Disembodied Militia Act.
5. Marine Act.

CLASS I.

c. 12.

c. 13.

Annual Indemnity Act. 10 George IV. c. 12.-An Act to indemnify such Persons

in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and for extending the Time limited for those Purposes respectively until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred

and thirty.-[13th April 1829.] 10 Geo. IV. WHEREAS divers persons, who, on account of their offices, places,

employments, or professions, or any other cause or occasion, ought to have taken and subscribed the oaths or assurance respectively appointed to be by such persons taken and subscribed in and by an Act made in the first

year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the First of glorious I G. 1. st. 2. memory, intituled “ An Act for the further Security of His Majesty's

« Person and Government, and the Succession of the Crown in the Heirs “ of the late Princess Sophiu, being Protestants; and for extinguishing “ the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret “ abettors;" or to have qualified themselves according to an Act made

in the thirteenth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled 13 C. 2. st. 2.

“An Act for the well-governing and regulating of Corporations;" or to

have qualified themselves according to another Act made in the twenty25 C. 2. st. 2. fifth year of the reign of King Charles the Second, intituled “ An Act for

"preventing the Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants;" or

according to another Act made in the thirtieth year of the reign of King 30 C. 2. st. 2. Charles the Second, intituled “ An Act for the more effectual preserving

“ the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting “ in either House of Parliamient;" or according to another Act made in

the eighth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the First, 8 G. 1. c. 6. intituled “ An Act for granting the People called Quakers such Forms of

“ Affirmation or Declaration as may reinove the difficulties which many

“ of them lie under;" or according to another Act made in the ninth year 9 G. 2. c. 26. of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled " An

“ Act for indeninifying Persons who have omitted to qualify themselves “ for Offices within the time limited by law, and for allowing further “ time for that purpose; and for amending so much of an Act passed in “ the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as requires Per.

c. l.

c. 2.

sons to qualify themselves for Offices before the end of the next Term or 10 Geo. IV. Quarter Sessions; and also for enlarging the time limited by law for

c. 12. “ making and subscribing the Declaration against Transubstantiation; “ and for allowing a further time for Enrolment of Deeds and Wills made " by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers, Devisees, and “ Lessees;” or according to another Act made in the eighteenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, intituled “ An Act 18 G. 2.c. 20. “ to amend and render more effectual an Act passed in the Fifth Year of “ His present Majesty's Reign, intituled • An Act for the further Quali. “fication of Justices of the Peace;'” or according to another Act made in the sixth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled “ An Act for altering the Oath of Abjuration, and the Assur- 6 G. 3. c. 53. ance;

and for amending so much of an Act made in the Seventh Year “ of the Reign of Her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled · An Act for “the Improvement of the Union of the Two Kingdoms,' as after the “ time therein limited requires the Delivery of certain Lists and Copics “ therein mentioned to persons indicted of High Treason or Misprision “ of Treason;" have, through ignorance of the law, absencc, or same unavoidable accident, onnitted to take and subscribe the oaths and assurance and make and subscribe the declaration required by the said recited Acts or either of them, or otherwise to qualify themselves as aforesaid, within such time and in such manner as in and by the said Acts respectively is required, whereby they have incurred, or may be in danger of incurring, divers penalties and disabilities: For quieting the minds of his Majesty's subjects, and for preventing any inconvenience that might otherwise happen by means of such omissions, 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 anthority of the same, That all and every person or Persons who persons who, at or before the passing of this Act, hath or shall have omit- have omitted ted to take and subscribe the oaths and declarations, or otherwise to qua- to qualify lify bim, her, or themselves, within such time and in such manner as in and themselves as by the said Acts, or any of them, is required; and who, after accepting required by any such office, place, or employment, or undertaking any profession Law, indemor thing on account of which sich qualification ought to have been had nified and

allowed furand is required, before the passing of this Act hath or have taken and

ther Time. subscribed the said oaths, or madle the declarations required by law, or who, on or before the twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, shall take and subscribe the oaths, declarations, and assurance respectively, in such cases wherein by the said Acts or either of then the said oaths, declarations, and assurance ought to have been laken and subscribed, in such manner and form, and at or in such place or places, as are appointed in and by the said Act made in the first year of the reign of his said late Majesty King George the First, or by any other Actor Acts in that behalf made and provided ; and hath or have made ard subscribed, or shall, on or before the said twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, make and subscribe the said declaration against transubstantiation; and also hath or have made and subscribcd, or shall, on or before the said twenty-fifth day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, make and subscribe the said declaration in the said statule inade in the thirtieth year of King Charles the Second, in such cases wherein the said declaration ought to have been made and subscribed, or to take and subscribe the oath directed by the said Act inade in the eighteenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Second, in such cases wherein ihe said oath ought to have been taken and subscribed, in such manner as by the said "Act is di. rected, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from and against all penalties, forfeitures, incapacities, and disabilities incurred or to be incurred for or by reason of any neglect or omission, previous to the passing of this Act, of taking or subscribing the said oaths or assurance, or making or subscribing the said declarations respectively, or taking or subscribing the said oath, according to the above-mentioned Acts or any of them, or any other Act or Acts; and such person or per,

10 Geo. IV. sons is and are and shall be fully and actually recapacitated and restored c, 12.

to the same state and condition as he, she, or they were in before such neglect or omission, and shall be deemed and adjudged to have duly qualified him, her, or themselves according to the above-mentioned Acts and every of them; and that all elections of, and Acts done or to be done by any such person or persons, or by authority derived from him, her, or them, are and shall be of the same force and validity as the same or any of them would have been if such person or persons respectively had taken the said oaths or assurance, and made and subscribed the said declarations respectively, and taken and subscribed the said oath, according to the directions of the said Acts and every or any of them; and that the qualification of such person or persons qualifying themselves in manner and within the time appointed by this Act shall be to all intents and purposes as effectual as if such person or persons had respectively taken the said oaths and assurance, and made and subscribed the said declarations respectively, and taken and subscribed the said oath, within

the time and in the maner appointed by the several Acts before mentioned. Persons who II. And whereas several persons well affected to his Majesty's governhave omitted

ment, and to the united church of England and Ireland, have, through to make and

ignorance of the law, neglected, or been, by sickness or other unavoidable subscribe the Oaths, &c.,

causes, prevented from taking and subscribing the declaration according required by

to the directions of an Act passed in the Parliament of Ireland, in the the Irish Act

second year of the reign of her late Majesty Queen Anne, intituled “An of 2 Anne,

“ Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery;" be it therefore further enacindempified, ted, That all persons who have incurred any penalty or incapacity in the said and allowed recited Act mentioned, by neglecting to qualify themselves according to the further Time said Act, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from for that Pur- all incapacities, disabilities, penalties, and forfeitures incurred by reason pose.

of such omission or neglect as aforesaid ; and that no Act done by any of them, not yet avoided, shall be questioned or avoided by reason of such omission or neglect, but that all such Acts shall be and are hereby de. clared to be as good and effectual as if such persons respectively had taken and subscribed the said oath, and made and repeated and subscribed the said declaration, at such time and place and manner as in the said Act is mentioned ; any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, that such person or persons do and shall take and subscribe the said oaths, and make, repeat, and subscribe the said declaration, in such manner and form, and in such place or places respectively, as are directed and appointed by the said last-recited Act, on or before the twenty

fifth day of Murch one thousand eight hundred and thirty. Not to indem- III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That this Act, or any nify Persons

thing herein-contained, shall not extend or be construed to extend to in against whom demnify any person against whom final judgment shall have been given final Judg

in any action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, in any of his Majesty's ment is given. Couris of Record, for any penalty incurred by having neglected to qualify

himself within the time limited by law. Nor to exempt

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing contained Justices acting in this Act shall extend or be construed to extend to exempt any justice without legal of the peace within Great Britain from the penalties to which he is subQualification.

ject for acting as such without being possessed of the qualification required

by the laws now in force. Admissions to V. And whereas the appointment of divers clerks of the peace, town Corporations clerks, and other public officers, and the admission of divers members and

officers of cities, corporations, and borough towns in Great Britain and stamped after Ireland, or the entries of such admissions in the court books, rolls, or Time allowed

records of such cities, corporations, and borough towns, which by several by Law.

Acts are directed and required to be stamped, may not have been pro. vided, or the same not stamped, or may have been lost or mislaid; be it further enacted, That for the relief of such persons whose appointments and admissions, or the entries of whose admissions as aforesaid, may not have been provided, or not duly stamped, or where the same have been lost or mislaid, it shall and may be lawful to and for such persons in Great Britain or Ireland, on or before the twenty-fifth

may be

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day of March one thousand eight hundred and thirty, to provide or cause

10 Geo. IV. to be provided appointments and admissions, or entries of admissions as

c. 12. aforesaid, duly stamped; or in case where such appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, have been made or provided, but have not been duly stamped, to produce such appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, to the commissioners appointed to inspect and manage the revenues of the stamp duties, to be duly stamped; which such commissioners are hereby authorized, empowered, and required to duly stamp, on payment of the duties first payable or to have been paid on such appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, without any fine or forfeiture thereon; and in order to denote the said duties, the said commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to use such stamps as shall bave been heretofore provided 10 denote any former duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, or to cause new stamps to be provided for that purpose, and to do all other things necessary for putting this Act in execution, in the like and in as full and ample manner as they or the major part of them are authorized to put in execution any former law concerning stamped vellum, parchment, and paper; and such persons so providing appointments, admissions, or entries of admissions as aforesaid, duly stanıped, or procuring the same to be duly stamped, in manner aforesaid, are and shall be hereby confirmed and qualified to act as clerk of the peace, town clerk, or other public officer, or member or members, officer or officers of such cities, corporations, and borough towns respectively, to all intents and purposes ; and shall and may hold and enjoy and execute such offices, or any other office or offices into which he or they hath or have been elected, notwithstanding his or their omission, or the omission of any of their predecessors, in such cities, corporations, or borough towns as aforesaid ; and shall be indemnified and discharged of and from all incapacities, disabilities, forfeitures, penalties, and damages by reason of any such omission; and none of his or their Acts shall be questioned or avoided by reason of the same.

VI. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act or any thing Not to restore herein contained shall not extend or be construed to extend to restore or Persons to any entitle any person or persons to any office or employment, benefice, mat. Office avoided ter or thing whatsoever, already actually avoided by judgment of any of by Judgment. his Majesty's Courts of Record, or already legally filled up and enjoyed by any other person; but that such office or employment, benefice, matter, or thing so avoided, or legally filled up and enjoyed, shall be and remain in and to the person or persons who is or are now, or shall at the passing of this Act, be legally entitled to the same, as if this Act had never been made.

VII. And be it further enacted, That in case any action, suit, bill of in. General Issue, dictment, or information, shall from and after the passing of this Act, be brought, carried on, or prosecuted against any person or persons hereby meant or intended to be indemnified, recapacitated, or restored, for or on account of any forfeiture, penalty, incapacity, or disability whatsoever, incurred or to be incurred by any such neglect or omission, such person or persons may plead the general issue, and upon their defence give this Act and the special matter in evidence upon any trial to be had thereupon.

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