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The b»nk to thority aforesaid, That the said goYernor and company of the continue * femfe of England, and their successors, (notwithstanding the reredempuon of demption of all or any their own funds, in pursuance of the the annuities, acts for establishing the fame, or any of them) shall continue a corporation, with all the powers, privileges, and advantages thereunto belonging, for the purposes in this act expressed, till all the annuities to be purchased on this act shall be redeemed by parliament, according to the proviso herein after contained in that behalf; and the laid governor and company, or any members thereof, mall not incur any disability for or by reason of their doing any matter or thing in pursuance of this act. No fee for XLVI. And it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, payment of That no fee or gratuity whatsoever, shall be demanded or taken contribution- of any of his Majesty's subjects, for receiving or paying the money. contrjbution-monies, or any of them, or for any tallies or

receipts concerning the fame, or for issuing the monies for paying the said several annuities, or any of them; and that no see Transfers to or gratuity shall be demanded or taken for any transfer, of any be made gra- great or fmz\\^ to he made in pursuance of this actupon pain that any officer or person offending, by taking or demanding any fee or gratuity contrary to this act, shall forfeit the sum Penalty. twenty pounds to the party grieved, to be recovered with

full costs of suit, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at Weftminfler.

Treasury » XLVII. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority Pj»y aforesaid, That the commissioners of the treasury, or any three

executine this or more °^ them now being, or the high treasurer, or any three act, out ot or more of the commissioners of the treasury for the time being, the duties* mall have power, and they are hereby authorized out of the said several rates and duties by this act granted and appropriated as aforesaid, to discharge all such incident charges, as (hall necessarily attend the execution of this act, in such manner, as to them shall seem just and reasonable; and also to settle and appoint such allowances, out of the contributions aforesaid, astheyshall think just and reasonable, for the service, pains, and labour of the receiver or receivers of the contributions to the said lottery, and appoint for receiving and accounting for the same; and also such fursalaries tor xhtr allowances, out of the said several rates and duties by this andotherof- act aPProPriated5 astheyshall think just and reasonable, for the service, pains, and labour of the cashier or cashiers of the governor and company of the bank of England, for receiving, paying, and accounting for the several and respective annuities, payable in respect thereof; and also for the service, pains, and labour of the accomptant general of the said governor and company, for performing the duty and trust incumbent on him by this act; all which allowances hereby impowered to be made as aforesaid, in respect to the service, pains, and labour of any officer or officers of the said governor and company, shall be for the use and benefit of the said governor and company, and at their disposal only; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XJ.VIII. And

XLVIII. And it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, Deficiencies, That if at any time or times the produce of the said several rates ^^A0 be . and duties shall happen to be so low or deficient as that the mo- m e g0° nies arising therefrom into the exchequer, shall not be sufficient to pay and discharge the several and respective annuities, and ether charges directed to be paid thereout, at the end of any or either ot" the respective half-yearly days of payment, at which the fame are hereby directed to be paid, then, and so often, and in every such cafe, such deficiency or deficiencies shall and may be supplied out of the overplus monies, that shall or may hap- , pen to arise and be paid into the exchequer in any of the subsequent half years, as the said respective annuities shall, from time to time, become due and payable; and in case such overplus monies shall not be sufficient to satisfy the deficiencies hereby intended from time to time to be paid thereout, that then, and in every such cafe, the deficiencies so from time to time happening, shall, from time to time, be answered and made good by and out of the first supplies which shall be granted in parliament next after such deficiencies (hall appear; and in cafe no such supplies shall be granted within fix months next after such deficiencies shall happen, then the same shall be made good out of any the monies which at any time or times shall be or remain in the receipt of the exchequer, of the surplusses, excesses, or overplus monies, commonly called The Jinking fund (except fych monies of the fame sinking fund as are appropriated to any particular use or uses by any former act or acts of parliament in that behalf) and such monies of the said sinking fund shall and may be from time to time issued and applied accordingly; and if at any time or times before any monies of the said several rates and duties hereby granted shall be brought into the exchequer as aforesaid, there shall happen to be a want of money for paying the several annuities aforesaid, which shall be actually incurred and grown due at any of the said half-yearly days of payment before mentioned, that then, and in every such case, the money so wanted shall and may be supplied out of the monies of the said sinking fund (except as before excepted) and be issued accordingly.

XLIX. Provided always, and be it enacted by the authority sinking fund aforesaid, That whatsoever monies shall be so issued out of the to be replaced, said sinking fund, shall from time to time be replaced by and out of the first supplies, to be then after granted in parliament.

L. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the autho- surplus mority aforesaid, That in case the monies arisen, or to arise into nies how to bo the receipt of his Majesty's exchequer, of or for the rates and apphed. duties by this act granted, shall be more than sufficient to answer and pay the several annuities by this act charged thereupon, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said commissioners of the treasury, or any three or more of them now being, or the said high treasurer, or any three or more of the commissioners of the treasury for the time being, and they are hereby respectively authorized and required, from time to time, to issue and

pay,

pay, out of the surplus money of the said rates and duties by this act granted as aforesaid, so much money as shall, from time to time, be wanting to make good any deficiency that shall or may happen in the produce of the rates and duties upon houses, windows, or lights, granted to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, by one other act of this present session of parliament; any thing herein contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.

, , LI. Provided also, and be it further enacted by the authority

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demption. aforesaid, That at any time upon one year s notice to be printed

in the London Gazette, and affixed upon the Royal Exchange in London, by authority of parliament, at any of the half yearly feast days, for payment of the said respective annuities, and upon repayment by parliament, of the respective principal sums, for which the said respective annuities, shall be payable to such respective persons or corporations, as shall be intitled to the same annuities, and also upon full payment of all arrearages of the fame annuities; then, and not till then, the said respective annuities shall cease and determine, and be understood to be redeemed; and from and after such redemption, the monies arising from the said several rates and duties, shall not be issued or applied to any use or purpose, but as shall be directed by future act or acts of parliament; and that any vote or resolution of the house of commons signified by the speaker in writing,-to be inserted in the London Gazette, and am;;«) on the Royal Exchange in London as aforesaid, shall be deemed and adjudged to be sufficient notice, within the words and meaning of this act.

LII. And it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any person or persons (hall be molested or prosecuted for any thing done by virtue or in pursuance of this act, or any the clauses therein contained, such person or persons shall and

General issue, may plead the general issue, and give this act, and the special matter in evidence for his, her, or their defence; and if afterwards a verdict shall pass for the defendant or defendants, or the plaintiff or plaintiffs (hall discontinue his or their action, or be nonsuited, or judgement shall be given against him or them, upon demurrer, or otherwise, then such defendant or defend

Treble costs. ants shall have treble costs to them awarded against such plaintiff or plaintiffs.

CAP. XL

An act for punishing mutiny and desertion; and for the better payment of the army and their quarters. Exp.

CAP. XII.

An act for repairing the high road leading from the city of Durham, in
the county of Durham, to Tyne Bridge in the said county.
Certain tolls granted for »i yean.

CAP. XIII.

An act for repairingthe road from Sunderland near the sea, to the city of
Dm

)urham, in the county of Durham.
Certain tolls granted for 11 years.

CAP.

CAP. XIV.

An act for opening, cleansing, repairing, and improving the baven of Soutkwould in the county of Suffolk.

"\X^HEREAS there hath been, for time out of mind, a fea* TM port or harbour Jor /hipping at Southwould in the county of Suffolk, which is situated very conveniently, not only for the safeguard and preservation of Jl>ips and vessels navigating in the British seas, but also for the importation and exportation of many useful wares and commodities, and for the benefit of trade and commerce in general: and whereas the road or haven, lying before and without the said port or harbour, is so choked up or obstructed with sand, as to prevent any haded Jhips or vessels .(except such as are of very small tonnage or burthen) from passing into or out of the said harbour: to the end therefore that the said haven, port, or harbour may be opened, cleansed, repaired, and improved, so as to render the fame safe and commodious for shipping, and ofpubJick benefit and utility to the trade and commerce of this kingdom; be it enacted, &c.

From 35 March, 1747, for 1! years, &c. there (hall be paid, for every English vessel which (halllail into the harbour, and neither load nor unload there, i d. 1 q. per ton, according to their light bills. For every chaldron of coals, culm, and cinders, landed from any English stiip in the said port, 1 s. For every last of wheat, rye, barley, malt, oats, and other grain, exported or imported, 1 s. For every ton of rock fait, 1 s. For every hogshead of wine, brandy, or other spirituous liquor, 1 s. For every ton of chalk, other than for improving land, 1 d. For every firkin of butter and weigh of cheese, 1 d. For every ton of grocery wares, and other goods (fish, butter and cheese exoepted)_ 1 s. 6d. For every ton of lead, 1 s. For every foreign (hip which (hall fail into the harbour, and not load nor unload there, and for all goods exported ©r imported, out of any foreign ship in the port, double duties. Duties may be levied by distress and lale. No ship to be cleared at the custom houie, 'till a certificate is produced of the payment. Monies to be applied towards cleaning and improving the harbour. Trustees to state their accounts yearly. Bailiffs, &c. of Southwould to be present at the making up the accounts. Trustees may contract for cleansing, &c. the harbour; and may borrow money on the duties. New trustees may be chose in the room of those who are dead, &c. No person to throw rubbisli into the harbour, under penalty of 4.0 s.

CAP. XV.

An act for repairing, improving, and maintaining the publick conduits, and other water-works, belonging to the town of Southampton.

CAP. XVI.

An act for enlarging the term and powers granted by several acts of parliament passed for repairing the highways between Wymondham and Aaleboroiigh, and from Wymondham to Hetherset, and from the mouth of Wigmore Lane, to Hall Walk Gate in Attleborojugh, in the county of Norfolk; and for amending the other roads adjoining to the highways directed to be repaired by the said former acts, and making the said acts more effectual.

Former aQs 7 Will. 3. e. ifi. &c. continued/or 21 years.

CAP. CAP. XVII.

An act for enlarging tbe term aud powers granted by two acts of parliament for laying a duty of two pennies Scots upon every pint of ale and beer brewed and vended within the town of Dundee, and the liberties and suburbs thereof, for the purposes in the said acts and this present act mentioned.

Tbe duty of excise continued to the town for 15 years.

CAP. XVIII. An a8 for tbe better preservation and improvement of tbe river Wear, and port and baven of Sunderland, in tii county of Durham.

j Geo. 1. pri- TT7HERE AS the town of Sunderland near the sea\ situate vote. \y Qn tf,t river Wear, in tbe county os Durham, is well inha

bited by rich and able merchants and tradesmen, and may be as great importance, as well for his Majesty's service and revenues as for the publick benefit of the kingdom, having a port or baven capable of containing many hundred fail of ships at one time, and from whence may be loaded and sent great numbers of ships with coals, salt, glass, and ether merchandizes, to divers places within this realm, and also t* foreign parts; and divers kinds and forts of merchandizes may be imported in the said port or haven, whereby not only a great revenue will yearly arise to bis Majesty, but there will be also a constant nursery and supply of able seamen to serve an board the royal navy, and 'great numbers of poor people may be constantly employed in and about work and trade of the said river and port: and whereas by an a£i passed in the third year of the reign of his late majesty King George the First, intituled, An act for the preservation and improvement of the river Wear, and port and haven of Sunderland, in the county of Durham, certain persons in the said ael named, were named, constituted, and appointed commissioners of the said river, port, and haven, within the limits, with the powers, and for the purposes therein mentioned, for and during the term of twenty one years; and for the effectual cleansing and preserving the said river, port, and haven, certain duties were by the said ail granted and made payable from and aster the twenty fourth day of June, which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventeen, and to have continuance for the space of twenty one years then next following: and whereas another ail pasted in the thirteenth year of the 13 Geo. 1. reign of his late majesty King George the First, For the more efprivate. fectual preservation and improvement of the river Wear, and port and haven of Sunderland, in the county of Durham, whereby divers additional powers were granted to the said cornmifstoners: and whereas the said commissioners, in pursuance and in execution of the powers by the said ails given to them, did, before the expiration of the said term thereby limited {which was on the twenty fourth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty eight) at a very great charge, ereel a pier and a key at or mar the mouth of the said river, on the south fide thereof, and did divers other ails, for the opening, cleansing, scouring, and improving

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