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said Diftria of Dublin, and also whenever any Complaint or Informa. tion shall be to be tried within any other Diftri& than the said Diftriat of Dublin, then and in either of such Cases, such Day of Trial, of which Notice shall be first given as aforesaid, shall be within Fifty

Days next after such Complaint or Information shall have been Such Trials shall made; and in all Cases such Court of Commissioners or Sub-Com. proceed as under

m fficners shall forthwith proceed upon every such Trial on such 48 G. 3. c. 62. $ 2, 3.

Day of which Notice shall be first given as aforesaid, and shall not adjourn until a Witness shall have been examined, unless by the Confent of both Parties, or upon good and sufficient Cause to be asigned in Manner directed by an Ad made in the Forty-eighth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An 18 for the making perpetual several as for the better Colle&tion and Security of the Revenues of Customs and Excise in Ireland, and for preventing Frauds therein; and to make

further Provision for the Security of the said Revenues, and for the Execution of the several Aas relating thereto; and it shall not be lawful for such Commissioners or Sub-Commissioners to adjourn any Trial, except in such Manner as is directed in and by the said laft recited Ad

or this Act. In case of Death II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if on any Day of or Illness of a which such Notice for Trial shall bave been first given as aforesaid, it Commissioner on shall happen that any Commissioner or Sub-Commissioner, whose Prca the Day appointed for Trial,

sence is necessary to constitute a Court for such Trial, shall be pre. the Court may

vented from attending by Death, Illness, or other inevitable Accident, adjourn from and the same shall be made appear upon Oath to the other Commis. Pay to Day. fioners or Sub-Commissioners attending at such Day, it shall and may

be lawful for such Commissioners or Sub-Commissioners, so attending, to adjourn fuch Trial from Day to Day only, in like Manner as they are authorized to do in other Cales, until some other Com. missioner or Sub-Commissioner shall be appointed and shall attend in the Room of any Commissioner or Sub Commissioner fo dying, or until fuch Commissioner or Sub.Commissioner, wbose Absence Mall be occafioned by llness or other inevitable Accident, shall be able to attend and thall attend, so that such Trial may be duly proceeded upon ; and every such Adjournment and Cause thereof, upon Oath, shall be entered in the Proceedings of the Court, and be made Part

of the Transmiss. Penalty on Sub III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any Officer Commiflioners

shall fit or act as a Sub-Commissioner appointed to hear, try, and Sitting in Causes determine aliy Complaint or Information for any Offence against any efed, Incapacity, AA or Aets relating to the Revenues, Matters, and Things aforesaid, &e.

in any Cause wherein he is interefted in the Recovery of the Penalties annexed to such Offence, be the said Officer, being thereof con. victed by due Course of Law, shall forfeit Treble the Amount of the said Penalties, and be thenceforth rendered incapable of holding

or exercising any Office Civil or Military under the Crown. Informations for IV. And be it further enacted, That no Act or Acts in force reOffences against lating to any of the Revenues, Matters, and Things under the MaExcise and

pagement of the Commissioners of Customs and Port Duties, or under Crioms must be wiihin Three

the Management of the Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes in Months after

Ireland, shall extend to charge any Person or Persons with any Penalty, Offence. Forfeiture, or Punishment upon any Trial to be had before any such

Commissioners, or any of their Sub-Commissioners for the Time being, for or concerning any Offence to be committed after the Day of the

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paffing of this A& contrary to the Tenor' of any such Act or Acts, or of any of the Articles or Branches of the fame, unless the Party or Parties fo offending be informed against or complained of to such Commiffioners, or their Sub-Commissioners or Collectors respectively, within three Calendar Months next after the same Offence shall be done or committed as aforesaid; any Thing in an Act made in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of His late Majesty King Charles the Second, intituled, An Aa for the settling of the Excise or new Impoft 14 & 15 C. 2 upon His Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, according to the Book of c. 8. Rates therein inserted, or in any other AA or Acts of Parliament in force in Ireland relating to the said Revenues, Matters, and Things, or any of them, to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

y. · And to prevent unnecessary Expences on Informations and • Trials with respect to unlicensed Stills, and other Offences against • any Act or Acts in force relating to any Matters or Things under • the Management of the Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes, ! or of the Commissioners of Customs and Port Duties in Ireland;' Be Commillioners of it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners, and they Excise and are hereby respectively empowered and required, on or before the Customs shall Twenty.ninth Day of September One thousand tight hundred and nine, Pees to Solicito settle and ascertain what Charges shall be made by and be payable tors, &c. on to any Solicitor or Attorney employed by or on behalf of the said Informations Commisioners respectively, or under their Orders, or by their Direc- and Trials. tions, in the making, drawing, or framing of any Information or Complaint, or in any Proceeding relative to such Information or Complaint, or to any Trial, Conviction, or Judgment in consequence thereof; and whenever sach Rates of Charges shall be so settled and ascertained, and shall have received the Approbation of the Commis. fioners for executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland, or any Three of them, the said Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes, or of Customs and Port Duties respectively, shall cause a Table of such Rates of Charges to be made out and to be signed by the Secretary to such Commissioners respectively, and to be transmitted to the Offices of the Collectors of Excise and Customs respectively in their several Districts; and such Collectors fall affix or bang up such Table of Rates in some conspicuous Part of their Office, and keep the same so affixed and hung up for publick In. spieton, so that all Persons may have convenient Access thereto; and it shall be lawful for such Commissioners of Customs and Excise relpectively to alter such Table of Rates of Charges from Time to Time, with the Approbation of the said Commissioners of the Treasury in Manner aforesaid; and if at any Time after the said Twentynintb Day of September One thousand eight hundred and nine, any Solicitor, Attorney, or other Person concerned or employed on behaif of the said Commissioners, or under their Orders, or by their Directions in the Matters aforesaid, or any of them, shall make any Charge, or take or receive any Payment or Reward whatsoever, other than such as shall from Time to Time be set forth in and authorized by such Table to be prepared by the said Commissioners relocatively in Manner aforesaid, such Solicitor, Attorney, or other Person so offending shall forfeit the Sum of One hundred Pounds, to be recovered with Costs of Suit, together with the Amount of such C arge or Payment, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Record in Dublin at the Suit of any Person who will sue for the same by Adion of Debt,

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Bill, Plaint, or Information, in which no Effeign nor Wager of Law,

nor more than One Imparlance shall be allowed. 46 G. 3. c. 38. VI. • And Whereas by an Act made in the Forty-sixth Year of $ 1, 2. • His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An A8 for establisbing certain

Regulations in the Collegion and Management of His Majesly's Re.

venues of Cuftoms, Excise, and Taxes in Ireland, it is among other • Things enacted, That all Acts, Matters, and Things relating to • the Duties of Customs and Excise or Taxes, which by any Ad or · Act: in force in Ireland are required to be done or performed by or • under the Jurisdiction of the Commissioners mentioned in the said • Act, made in the Parliament of Ireland, in the Fourteenth and · Fitteenth Years of His late Majesty King Charles the Second,

intituled, An Aa for the fetiling of the Excise or new Impoll upon His Majesly, bis Heirs and Successors, according to the Book of Rates therein inserted. fhall and may be in like Moner done and performed by or uoder the Jurisdiâion of the Commissioners of Cul. 'toms and Port Duties, or the Comm:ffioners of Inland Excise • and Taxes, as the Case may require: For the obviating of any • Doubts as to the Construction of the said recited Act of the Forty, • sixth Year aforesaid, or of any other Act or AAs in force in Ireland

relating to the Matters and Things under the Management of the Where Claims,

• Commissionçru of Customs and Port Duties ;' Be it enacted, That Entries, or whenever, by any Act or A&s in force in Ireland, it is or fhall be Proceedings are required that any Claim, Entry, or other Proceeding shall be made, required to be

filed, or entered, or had in or at the Excise Office of any Diftria made in the Excise Office of

relative to any Matter or Thing whatsoever, every fuch Claim, Entry, any District, if or other Proceeding which shall relate to Shipping, or Navigation, the Matter re or to any Matters or Things which by the said recited A& of the lates to Customs, Forty fixth Ycar aforesaid, or any other Ad or Acts in force in Irefach Claims, &c. land, are placed under the Management or Jurisdiction of the Commis

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sioners of Customs and Port Duties, shall be made, filed, entered, in the Office of the Collector of

or had in the Office of the Collector of the Customs of the Port or the Customs. Diftri&t within which the Cause of such claim, Entry, or other

Proceeding shall have arisen, initead of the Excise Office of such D.Itrict, and such Claim, Entry, or other Proceeding shall be good and effe&tual to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever contained in such

Act or Acti. Penalty on

VII. And be it further enacted, That, from and after the Ex. Officer taking

piration of One Calendar Month next after the Day of the passing of Bribes or Pre this A&, if any Officer of Customs or Excise, or any Officer appointed sents from any

by or ading under the Commissioners of Customs and Port Duties, or Perfons subject the Commillioners of Inland Excise and Taxes in Ireland, or either of to Duties of Excise or Customs. them, shall directly or indire&tly by himself or by any other Person to

his Use or Benefit, ask or shall take or receive dire&ly or indire&ly from or on the Behalf of any Person or Persons who by any A& or Acts in force in Ireland, shall be liable or subject to or chargeable with the Payment of any Duty under the Management of the faid Commissioners of Customs and Port Duties, or of the said Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes, any Bribe, Fee, Gratuity, Recompence, or Reward, or any Matter or Thing whatsoever, or any Sum or Sums of Money whatsoever, or any Promise of the same, for the doing or performing, or for the not doing or performing any A&, Macier, or Thing which such Officer ought to do or perform in the Execution of the Duty of his Office, or for or in respect of or

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with Intent to influence any Conduct of such Officer in respect of the Payment or Non-payment of any such Duty, or of the Attendance or Non-attendance or Delay of Attendance of any such Officer, or of the Execution or Non-execution of his Duiy as an Officer, other than and except such Sum or Sums of Money as such Officer may by Law be entitled to, or may be allowed by such Commissioners respectively to receive in lieu of his Share of any Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture; every such Officer so offending shall be deemed and taken to be guilty Misdemeanor. of a Misdemeanor, and such Officer hall and may be indet:d for such Offence, at che Aflizes held in the County or Courty of a City or Town where such Offence shall be committed, or at the Court of Commissioo of Oyer and Terminer and General Gol Delivery, held in and for the county of Dublin and County of the City of Dublin, for such Offence as shall be committed within the said County or City respectively; and in case any Indi&tment shall be found at such Affizes or Court against such Officer, he shall plead thereto forth with without having Time to traverse the same; and it shall be lawful Punishable by for the Court before whom such Officer shall be tried and convicted, Fine, Imprisonto infli&t fuch Punishment on such Officer by Fine not less than ment, and

Incapacity, Three Times the Value of such Bribe, Fee, Gratuity, Recompence, or Reward, and by Imprisonment or otherwise, as may by the Laws and Statutes in force in Ireland be inflicted on Persons guilty of Misdemeanors; and such Officer so convicted shall thenceforth be incapable of holding any Office or Employment whatever, Civil or Military, under His Majesty, his Heirs or Successors, or under any Authority derived from His Majesty, bis Heirs or Successors. VIII. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Expi

Penalty on ration of One Calendar Month next after the passing of this Act, if

Perlons offering any Person whatever thail dire&tly or indirectly give or offer any Bribes to Bribe, Fee, Gratuity, Recompence, or Reward, or any Sum or Officers, MilSums of Money, Article, Matter, or Thing whatsoever, or any demeanor, Promise of the same, to any Officer of Customs or Excise,

or any Fine and in

by Officer appointed by or acting under the Commissioners of Customs Fine and In

prisonmente and Port Duties, or the Commissioners of Inland Excise and Taxes, or either of them, for the doing or performing, or for the not doing or performing any Act, Matter, or Thing which such Officer ought to do or perform in the Execution of the Duty of his Office, or for or in respect of or with Intent to influence any Conduct of such Officer in respect of the Payment or Non-payment of any Duty under

Management of the said Commiffiontrs refp:ctively, or of the Attendance or Non-attendance or Delay of Aitendance of any such Officer, or of the Execution or Non execution of his Duty as an Officer, other than such Salary, Recompence, Reward, or Gratuity, as fhall be allowed by the said Commissioners respectively, or to which such Officer may by Law be entitled to ; every such Person so offending, hall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and such Person shall and may be indicted for such Offence (whether such Offer shall be accepted, or Promise shall be performed, or not) at the Allizes held in the County or County of the City or Town where such Offence shall be committed, or at the Court of Con. miffion of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, held in and for the County of Dublin, and County of the City of Dublin, for such Offence as shall be committed within the said County or City respectively, and in case any Indictment shall be found at such Allizes

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or Court against such Person, he shall plead thereto forthwith, without having Time to traverse the same ; and it shall be lawful for the Court before whom such Person shall be tried and convicted, to inflia fuch Punishment by Fine, not less than Three Times the Value of such Bribe, Fee, Gratuity, Recompence, or Reward, and by Imprisooment or otherwise, as may by the Laws and Statutes in force in

Ireland be inflicted on Persons guilty of Misdemeanors. Commissioners IX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Expiration of Customs and of Ten Days next after the Day of the passing of this AG, it fhill Excise shall not

not be lawful for the Commissioners of Customs and Port Duties, nor Initigate any Forfeiture, &c.

for the Comm ssioners of Ioland Excise and Taxes in Ireland, or without Confent any of them, to abate, reduce, or mitigate any Fine, Penalty, or of the Treasury. Forfeiture, nor to restore any Goods, Wares, or Merchandize, seized

by any Officer of Customs or Excise, for any Offence against any Act or Acts in force in Ireland, relating to the Revenues, Matters, and Things under the Management of the said Commissioners respec. tively, after a Prosecution shall have been commenced by any Officer of Excise or Cuftoms by his filing an Information for the same; nor to cancel nor deliver to be cancelled any Bond taken for His Majesty's Use, the Condition whereof shall not have been fully performed and satisfied; without the Consent and Approbation of the Comm fsioners for executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer in Ireland, or any

Three of them, for that Purpose. Persons put in

X. And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where the Com. Charge of Col- missioners of Inland Excise and Taxes, or the Commissioners of lections shall be Cuftoms and Purt Duties shall have heretofore put or placed, or shall liable to account, hereafter put or place any person in Charge of any Collection relating &c. in the same to the Matters and Things under the Management of the said Com. Collectors.

miflioners respectively; and in all Cases where such Commisioners respectively shall have appointed or directed, or shall appoint or direct any Perfon to execute the Office of any Collector of Excise, or Collector of Customs respectively, in consequence of any Vacancy, Absence, Suspenfion, or Removal of a Collector, every such Person so puc in Charge, or so appointed or directed to execute any fuch Office of Collector, shall be considered as a Collector for the Time being, so far as respects ary Money by him received or paid; and that luch Person so put in Charge, and the Sureties of every such Person respectively, shall be fubject and liable, and shall and may be required and compellable, and compelled to account for all and every Sum and Sums of Money received or paid by such Perfon, and to pay and satisfy all Sum and Sums of Money which shall have been or shall be received by such Person, or with which such Person is or may be chargeable by virtue of, or in consequence of any Charge, Direction, or Appointment, in such and the like Manner and Form, and to and before such and the like Courts and Persons, and under all fuch and the like Penalties and Forfeitures, Regulation, Reftrictions and Provisions whatsoever, as fully and effe&tually to all Intents and Pure pofes, as any Collector duly holding and exercifing the Place or Office in Charge of which such Perfon shall be put and placed, or which be shall be directed or appointed to excercile as aforesaid, is required and compellable, and compelled to account for, and to pay and fatisfy all Sum and Sums of Money received by him, or with which he is chargeable, under or by virtue of any Act or Ads in force in Ireland for that Purpose.

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