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required hath been exercised (as is aforesaid) be retained, and shall not refuse to serve according to the Tenor of that Statute, upon the Pain and Penalty thereafter mentioned ; and that no Person dwelling

$ 27. in any City or Town Corporate, using or exercising any of the Mysteries or Crafts of a Clothier, that doth or shall put Cloth to making and Sale, shall take any Apprentice or Servant to be instructed or taught in any of the Arts, Occupations, Crafts, or Mysteries which he doth use or exercise, except such Servant or Apprentice be his Son, or else that the Father and Mother of such Apprentice or Servant shall have Freehold Property of a certain Amount; and that § 29. no Person dweiling in any such Marker Town, using or exercifing the Feat, Mystery, or Art of a Clothier, that doth or shall put Cloth to making and Sale, shall take any Apprentice, or in anywise teach or instruct any Person in the Art, Science, or Mystery last before recited, except fuch Servant or Apprentice shall be his Son, or else that the Father or Mother of such Apprentice shall have Freehold Property of a certain annual Value ; and that no Person shall set up, occupy, $31. use, or exercise any Craft, Myftery, or Occupation then used or occupied within the Realm of England or Wa'es, except he shall have been brought up therein Seven Years at the least as an Apprentice in Manner and Form in the said last recited Aet mentioned, nor shall let any Person on work in such Mystery, Art, or Occupation, except be thall have been Apprentice as is aforesaid, or else having served as an Apprentice shall become a Journeyman, or be hired by the Year, so far only as the said latt mentioned Provision respects Persons employed in any of the Crafts, Mysteries, or Occupations of Clothiers, Woollen Cloth Weavers, Tuckers, Fullers, Clothworkers, Sbeermen, or Dyers of Wool or Woollen Cloth ; and that all Perfing

$ 33. that shall have Three Apprentices in any of the faid Crafts, Mysteries, or Occupations of a Clothmaker, Fuller, Sheerman, or Weaver, shall retain and keep One Journeyman, and for every other Apprentice above the Number of Three Apprentices One other Journeyman; and so much of a certain other Ad passed in the Third Year of King 3 Jac. 1.c. 16. James the Firlt, intituled, An Ad for the Repeal of one Ag made in $3, 4. the Fourteenth Year of Queen Elizabeth's Reign, concerning the Length of Kerfies, as directs that Kerties, commonly called Ordinary Kerlies, and that Kerfies called Sorting Kerfies, shall not exceed respectively a certain Length, and shall be respectively of a certain Weight according to the Length, and if any Kerlies shall either exceed the

prescribed Length or fall short of the prescribed Weight, then every Person shat shall make the same for Sale shall be subject to the Forfeiture therein mentioned, and that every Person selling or trading in any such Kersey shall pay a Cuftom and Subsidy after a specified Rate ; and so much of a certain other Act passed in the Thirteenth Year of King George the First, intituled, An Aa for the better Regu. 13 G. 1. c. 23, lation of the Woollen Manufa&ure, and for preventing Disputes among the Perfons concerned therein, and for limiting a Time for profecuting for the Forfeiture appointed by an of the Twelfth rear of His Majesty's Reign, in case of Payment of the Workmen's Wages in any other Manner

$ 3. than in Money, as directs that no Clothier or Maker of Woollen Cloths, Druggets, or other Woollen Goods, or Goods mixed with Wool, shall ose any Ends of Yarn, Wefts, or other Refuse of Cloths, Druggets, or other Woollen Goods, or Goods mixed with Wool, (Flocks and Pinions only excepted) by working the same up again into any Sorts

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of Goods whatsoever, under a certain Penalty ; and that every Owner of Tentor or Tentors, Rack or Racks for such Cloth, within the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, and Somerset, shall measure such Tentor or Tentor's Rack as shall be made use of for tentering or racking fuch Cloth, and mark the true Length of Yards of each T'entor or Rack thereon, in the Manner particularly directed by the said last recited AA, and under the Penalty therein mentioned ; and that the Jeftices of the Peace for the Counties aforesaid shall appoint Inspectors, with a certain Salary to each of them, and with certain Duties and Powers particularly pointed out by the faid laft recited A&; and that any Clothier or Maker of any such Cloth, or any Millman or other Person within the Counties aforesaid, shall incur a Penalty for refusing Entrance to any such Inspector, and that any such Inspector, acting against his Osth shall forfeit twenty Pounds; and that every Maker of mixed or medley Woollen Broad Cloth within the Counties afore. faid, fhali pay to the Inspector the Sum of Two-pence per Cloth for everv such Cloth he Mall make before the Cloths are sent away from the Mill; and the said infpc&tor Mall pay the Money fo received into the Hands of the Treasurer of the County, to be applied towards the Salaries of Inspectors to be appointed by virtue of the said laft recited AA ; and that any Millman within the Counties aforesaid, fending Home to any Clothier or Maker of Cloth, any such Cloth or Cloths as aforesaid, before they are inspected and measured as aforesaid fhall for every Piece of Cloth so sent Home forfeit the Sum of Forty Shillings ; and fo much of a certain other A& passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty, intituled, An Aa for repealing several Laws relating to the Manufuðure of Wollen Cloth in the County of York, and also so much of several other Laws as prescribes particular Standards of Width and Length of such Woollen Cloths, and for subflituting other Regulations of the Cioth Trade within the West Riding of the faid County, for preventing Frauds in certifying the Contents of the Cloth, and for preserving the Credit of the said Manufaêlure at the Foreign Market, as dirc&s that if any person or Persons within the said Wett Riding of the l-id County shall use or cause to be used in dressing of Cloth any Cards made with Wire or with Teeth of Iron or any other Metal whatsoever, every such Person or Persons fo ufing the same shall for every such Offence forfeit Forty Shillings; fhail be and the same are hereby repealed.

III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall annul or make void any Contract of Appren. ticeship whereby any Person shall have bound or shall bind himself as an Apprentice in any of the faid Crafts, Mysteries, or Occupations of the Woollen Manufacture, for any Period allowed by Law: Provided always, that such Apprenticeship shall not be required as a previous Qualification for exercising any Branch of the Woollen Manufacture, cither as a Master or a Journeyman.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to revive any Act repealed by any of the Acts or Parts of Acts hereby repealed, but the same shall continue repealed as if this A& had not been made.

V. · And whereas Persons who have been educated and employed • in the manufacturing Woollen Cloth have expressed Apprehenfions,

that in consequence of the Use of certain Machinery being allowed • in the said Manufactory, and of the Repeal of that Part of the

• Statute

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A& shall not xvoid Contracts of Apprenticelhip. .

Apprenticeship not required.

A& fhalt not revive any Act repealed.

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• Statute of the Fifth Year of Queen Elizabeth which respects Ap• prentices in the same, the Employment of many of the said Persoas • is likely to be diminished : And whereas in that Eveni many of • them may be willing to employ themselves in such other Trades as

they are or may become apt to follow and make use of for the getting • their Living by their own Labour, but are or may be hindered from • exercising those Trades in certain Cities and Corporations and other • Places within Great Britain, because of certain Bye-Laws and • Customs of those Places, or of the said Statute made in the Fifth • Year of Queen Elizabeth; for Remedy whereof, Be it enacted, That all such Persons who have served an Apprenticeship to any persons who

have served Branch of the Woollen Manufacture, or who are by Law entitled to use and exercise the same, and also the Wives ard Children of such

Apprenticeship

to any Branch Persons, may set up and exercise fuch Trade, or any other Trade or of the Woollea Business which they are apt and able for in any Town or Place Manufactures, within Great Britain, without any Let, Suit, or Moleftation of any and their Wives Person or Persons whatsoever, for or by reason of the using of such and Families, Trade: nor shall any such Persons, or their Wives or Children, nay set up and during the Time they shall exercise such Trader, be removeable from Trade in any such respective Place or Places to his, her, or their last legal Place Place in Great of Settlement, by virtue of any Law now in being relative to the Britain, &c. Settlement of the Poor, until such Person or Perfons shall become a&ually chargeable to such Parish or Place ; and if any such Person, or the Wife or Child of any such Person, tha l be fucd; impleaded, or indicted in any Court whatsoever within this Kingdom, for ufing or exercising any such Trade as aforesaid, then the said Person, or the Wife or Child of any such Person, making it appear to the same Court where they are lo fued, impleaded, or indicted, that they have served a legal Apprenticeship to the said Trade as aforesaid, or that he, the, or they, is or are the Wife or Wives, Child or Children, of such Persou or Persons who shall have so served a legal Apprenticeship as afore. said, shall upon the General Issue pleaded be found Not Guilty in any Plaint, Bill, Information, or Indictment exhibited against them; and fuch Persons who, notwithltanding this Act, fhall prosecute the said Suit by Bill, Plaint, Information, or Indictment, and shall have a Verdict pass against him, or become no: suit therein, or discontinue their faid Suit, such Person or Persons shall pay unto such Persons who have served an Apprenticeship to, or who may be entitled to ex. ercise any Branch of the Woollen Manufacture, or the Wife or Child of such Person respectively, Double Cotts of Suits to be recovered as any other Colts at Common Iaw may be recovered ; and all Judges and Juries, before whom any such Suit, Information, or Indictment shall be brought and all other Persons whatsoever, are to take Notice of this present Act, and shall conform themselves thereto, any Statute, Law, Ordinance, Custom, or Provision to the contrary in anywise not. withstanding

VI. And be it further enact-d, That it shall and may be lawful for Such Perfoos any Two or more Juftices of the Peace for the County, Town, or may be fworn by Place where any such Perfon, or his Wife or Child, thail fet up and Two Justices exercise any Trade as aforesaid, to cause him or her to be summoned to the Place of before them in the Town or Place where he or she shall set up and their last Settleexercise such Trade as aforesaid, in order to make Oath of the Place of his or her last legal Settlement (which Oath the said Justices are hereby empowered to adminifter), and such Person, or his Wife or

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Child, is hereby directed to obey such Summons, and to make Oath accordingly, and such Justices are hereby required to give an attefted Copy of such Affidavit so made before them, to the Person making the same, in order that he or she may produce it when required, which attested Copy shall at any Time be admitted as Evidence as to such laft legal Settlement, before any of His Majefty's Justices of the Peace

at any General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace. Copy of Oath VII. Provided always, That in case any such Person or his Wife or may be tendered Child shall again be summoned to make Oath as aforesaid, then on such by Persons attested Copy of the Oath by him or her formerly taken being profummoned a

duced by him or her, or by any other Person on his Behalf, such second Tine.

Person or his Wife or Child shall not be obliged to take any other or further Oath with regard to his or her legal Settlement, but Mall leave

a Copy of such attelted Copy of his or her Examination, if required. Ad shall not ex VIII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That this Act tend to Univer- Shall not in any wise be prejudicial to the Privileges of the Universities fities of Cam

of Cambridge and Oxford, or either of them; or extend to give Liberty bridge and Oxford :

to any Person to set up the Trade of a Vintner, or to sell any Wine or other Liquors within the said Universities without Licence firft had

and obtained from the Vice Chancellor of the same respectively. Nor to London. IX. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in

this A& contained shall extend or be construed to extend to the city
of London, or to alter the Laws and Cuitoms relative to Apprentices
in the said City.

CAP. CX.
An Act to rectify a Mistake in an Act made in this Session

of Parliament, for continuing and making perpetual several
Duties of One Shilling and Sixpence on Offices and Em-
ployments.

[15th June 1809.] 49 G. 3. C. 32.

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THEREAS an Act passed in the present Session of Parliament Duties of One Shilling and Sixpence, repealed by an Ad of the last Seffion of Parliament, on Offices and Employments of Profit, and on Annuities, Penfons, and Stipends, and thereby granted for One Year, to the Twenty

fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and nine : And whereas • the Duty of Sixperice, charged in the said recited A& for and upon 'all Salaries, Fees, and Wages payable for and in respect of Offices

of Profit granted by or derived from the Crown, which, before the pafling of the said recited Act, had been rated or assessed in Mander • therein aforesaid, and for and upon all Pensions and Annuities charged

upon the Revenue of Great Britain, over and above all other Duties • before the passing of the said recited Act charged or payable, is

chargeable and ought to have been charged for every Twenty

Shillings of the Yearly Value or Amount thereof respectively;' Be it therefore enacted and declared, by the King's moft Excelleat

Majefly, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual The Duty of

and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament affembled, Sixpence under

and by the Authority of the same, That the said Duty of Sixpence recited Ad shall in the said recited A&, and the Schedule thereto annexed, mentioned, be charged for is and shall be charged and chargeable for every Twenty Shillings of every Twenty the Yearly Value or Amount of all such Salaries, Fees, and Wages Shillings of the yearly value of payable for or in respect of Offices of Profit, granted by or derived al Salaries, &c.

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from the Crown, which, before the passing of the said recited Act, were rated or assessed in Manner therein mentioned, and for and upon all Pensions and Annuities charged upon the Revenue of Great Britain, over and above all other Duties before the palling of the said recited A&t charged and payable.

CAP CXI.
An Act to continue, until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One

thousand eight hundred and eleven, an Act of the Forty-fifth
Year of His present Majesty for appointing Commissioners
to enquire into the Publick Expenditure, and the Conduct
of the Publick Business in the Military Departments therein
mentioned.

[15th June 1809.) 45 G. 3. c. 47. (lait continued by 48 G. 3. c. 61.) further continued

March 181.

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CAP. CXII.
An A& to amend an Act passed in the Forty-fourth Year of

His present Majesty, to provide for the Defence of the Realm,
with respect to the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments
for the Publick Service.

(15th June 1809.) HEREAS an Act pafled in the Forty.third Year of the W HEBRE AS His presente e daje y, in linea mind to enabie 13. G.3 6.55. His Majesly more effettually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm during the present IVar; and for indemnifying Persons who may suffer in their Property, by such Measures as may be necessary ' for that Purpose: And whereas another Act pafled in the Forty.

fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty intituled, An 44 G. 3. e. 95. Aa to amend certain of the Provisions of an Ad made in the Forty.

third Year of His present Majesly, to enable His Majesty to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm, which repeat the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments for the Publick Service : And whereas Difficulties have occurred in the giving of Notices, in Cases where · Persons absent, or Persons claiming Rights of Common, are in' terested in Lands, Tenements, or Heredicaments, proposed to be

taken under the said last recized AG for the Publick Service :' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enact:d by the King's moft Excellent Majelty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament afsenbled, and by the Authority of the same, That in all Cases where any Persons who shall In Cases where be interelted in any Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, proposed Parties are to be taken under the said lalt recited Act, shall be abfent or cannot be ablent or claim found, and in all Cases where the Intereft claimed by any Person or mon in respect

Right of ComPersons in any such Lands, Tenem-nts, and Hereditaments, shall con. to Lands fit of any Rights of Common thereon, it shall be sufficient that the marked out for Notice of such Lands having been marked out for the Publick Service Publick Service, shall be affixed upon the Church Door of the Parish wherein the

Notice may be

fixed on Church said Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments are lituated, Three fuc- Doors : and if ceflive Sundays before Morning Service, and shall be publihed in Parties do not Three fucceeding Weeks, One Day in cach Week, in fons Newspaper agree in 14

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Davs, Poffeflion shall be given, or

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