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XXVI, · And Whereas by an Act made in the Forty-eighth Year • of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An 4? to permit certain Goods imported into Ireland, to be warehoused or secured without the ' Duties due on the Importation thereof being frf paid; it is enacted, • That it shall be lawful for the Importers, Proprietors, or Con• signees of the Good-, Wares, and Merchandize enumerated in the ' Schedule marked (11.) annexed to the faid Act, to lodge and secure • the same in Warehouses without Paviment at the Time of the first • Entry of such Goods, Wares, and Merchandize of the Duties due

on the Importation thereof, subject to the Rules, Regulations, • and Restrictions in the said A& contained: And Whereas Sugar is

one of the Articles enumerated in the said Schedule marked (A.);' No Sugar (hall be Be it declared and enacted, That nothing in the said recited AS warehoused under shall extend, or be construed to extend, or was meant or inteoded 48 G.3. c. 32, to extend, to any Sugar, other than White or Clayed, or Brown except Britila

or Muscovado Sugar, of the Growth or Produce of the British Plan. Plantation and East India Sugar

tations in the West Indies, or of the Growth or Produce of the Eat as imported.

Indies; and that it shall not be lawful to warehouse any Sugar, other
than such British Plantation Sugar, or Eaf India Sugar as aforesaid,
under the Provisions of the said recited Act; any Thing in the said
recited Act to the contrary notwithfarding.
" All Penalties under this Act shall be payable in British Currency;

recoverable under Customs and Excise Acis, 14 & 15 Car. 2, c.8.;
46 G. 3. 6. 106, &c. $ 27.
XXVIII. ' And Whereas by an AA made in the last Session of

Parliament, intituled, An Aa for abolisbing Fees received by Officers in the Service of the Customs in the several Ports of Ireland, and for regulating the Hours of Attendance and the Number of Holidays to be

observed by the faid Officers and certain Officers of Excise, certain • Provisions were made for the abolishing of Fees received by all • Officers of the Customs, and for the making Compensation for the · Loss of such Fees; which said last recited Act extends to all Persons, ' whether appointed by Patent or otherwise acting by themselves or

others in any Office or Employment relating to His Majesty's Cus.

• toms and Port Duties in Ireland; and it is expedient to make further Lord Lieutenant • Regulations for carrying the said laft recited Act into Execution;' of Ireland may Be it therefore enacted, That at any Time after the passing of refer the Case of this Act it shall and may be lawsul for the Lord Lieutenant, or any Patentee or other Officer

other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, claiming Com

to refer to the Comm flioners of Inquiry for the Time being pensation for (apointed or to be appointed under an Aët made in the Forty-fourth Fees under Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for appointing Commissioners 48 G,?. 6.56.

to inquire into the Fees, Gratuities, Perquilites, and Emoluments to the Commis- received in several Publick Offices in Ireland), the Case of any fioners of Inquiry Patentee or other Officer. Clerk, or other person who fhall have 416.3. c. 106. held or shall hold any Office, whether by Patent or otherwise, any and on their way relating to His Majesty's Customs and Port Duties in Ireland, Report direct

or who shall have been or shall be employed in the Service of the Compensation to faid Cuttoms at any Port in Ireland, who may have sustained or may te paid to such Officer, &c. fuftain any Lofs by the abolishing of Fees, under or in confequence

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of the Provisions of the said recited At made in the last Session of Parliament, and who shall claim or in the Judgment of the said Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors, or of the Commissioners' of Customs and Port Duties, shall be entitled to claim or recover any Compensation for such Loss under or by virtue of the said last recited Act, and upon such Reference it shall and may be lawful for the said Commissioners of Inquiry for the Tine being to proceed, and such Commissioners of Inquiry are hereby aurhorized, empowered, and required to proceed as soon as may be after such Reference, to inquire into and to investigate the Amount of Fees received by or on behalf of any such Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other Perfon, or his Predecessor, during such Period of Time as shall be described in such Reference, and to examine on Oath such Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other Person, and his or their Deputy or Deputies, if any, and also any other Person or Persons whatever respecting the Amount of such Fees, and respecting the Duty required to be performed by such Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other Person, and respecting any other Matters Things whatever, which shall be referred to such Commissioners of Inquiry ,by such Lord Lieutenant, or otber Chief Governor or Governors relating to or concerning such Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other Person, and the Office held by him, and the Compensation which he shall claim ; and the faid Commissioners of Inquiry shall from Time to Time without Delay report to the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, the Particulars of such Investigation, and the Opinion of the said Commissioners of Inquiry on every such Case so referred to them in respect to the Matters and Things referred to be inquired into and investigated, together with such Observations as shall occur to them the said Commissiners with respect to the Claim of such Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other person, or to the Office held by such Patentee, or other Officer, Cierk, or other Person respectively; and it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being, to make any Order respecting fuch Patentee, or other Officer, Clerk, or other Person, and respecting the Office or Employment held by him, and the Compensation to be paid to him, as upon the Report of the said Commissioners of In.' quiry shall by such Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors be thought requisite and necessary; and it shall be lawful for the said Commisioners of Customs and Port Duties, to pay or cause to be paid to every such Patentee or other Officer, Clerk, or other Person, by way of Compensation for his Loss of Fees, Perquifites, and Gratuities, under the said recited Act of the laft Seflion of Parliament, any such Sum of Money, and to any such Amount anoually, 'not exceeding the Amount which shall be reported by the faid Commissioners for that Purpose, as the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Goveroor or Governors of Ireland for the Time being shall direct, under his or their Sign Manual, counterfigned by Three or more of the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Treasurer of Ireland; any Thing in the said laił recited Act or any other Act or Ads in force in freland to the contrary notwithstanding; and every such annual Payment by way of Compensation, shall commence from the Day whereon the Person for whom the same shall be directed, shall have ccaled to take any Fee, Perquifite, Gratuity, or Reward;

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and shall continue during the Continuance of the Patent of any Patentee Officer, and during the Time which any Officer or Person not being a Patentee shall continue to hold the Office or Employinent in refpe&t of which such Payment by way of Compensation shall be directed as aforesaid.

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CAP CXVII.
An Act for lowering the Duty of Excise on Coffee, of the
Growth of His Majesty's Dominions in dfrica.

[19th June 1809.) HEREAS it is expedient to repeal the Duty of Excise by

Law imposed on Coffee imported into Great Britain, so far O as the same relates to Coffce of the Growth or Produce of His

Majesty's Dominions in Africa, imported directly from thence into • Great Britain, and to impose another Duty in lieu thereof;' Be it therefore enacted by the King's noft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual aud Temporal,

and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the From Aug. 1,

Authority of the fame, That from and after the Firtt Day of August 1809, the

One thousand eight hundred and nine, the Duty of Excise imposed Excise Duty on by any AA or A&s of Parliament in force immediately before the Coffee, the Produce of

passing of this AA, on Coffee imported into Great Britain, so far as African Colonies, the same relates to Coffee of the Growth or Producc of His Majesty's imported into Dominions in Africa, and imported directly from thence into Great Great Britain, Britain, shall cease and determine, and be no longer paid or payable, Thall be only save and except in all Cales relating to the Recovery or paying any

Arrears thereof which shall at any Time remain unpaid; and that,
from and after the said First Day of August, there thall, in lieu aud
instead of the Duties upon Coffee hereby repealed, be raised, levied,
collected, and paid unto His Majesty, his Heirs and Succeffors, the
following Rate and Duty, that is to say, For and upon every Pound
Weight Avoirdupois of Coffee of the Growth or Produce of His
Majesty's Dominions in Africa, and which shall be imported direAly
from thence into Great Britain, an Excise Duty of Three-pence.
“ Duty shall be levied as former Duties on Coffee, &c. and carried
to Britifs Consolidated Fund: $ 2, 3.

3d. per lb.

CA P. CXVIII.
An Act for better securing the Independence and Purity of

Parliament, by preventing the procuring or obtaining of
Seats in Parliament by corrupt Practices.

[igth June 1809.] :W

HEREAS it is expedient to make further Provision for pre• Returns of Members to fit in the House of Commons: And Whereas • the giving, or procuring to be given, or promising to give or to

procure to be given any Sum of Money, Gift, or Reward, or any « Office, Place, Employinent, or Gratuity, in order to procure

the Return of any Member to serve in Parliament, if not given to or for the Use of some Person having a Right or claiming to bave a

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Bribery within the Meaning of an A&t paffed in the Second Year • of King George the Second, intituled, An Aa for the more effe&ual 3G. 2. c. 24. "preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Ele&tion of Members to serve in Parliament, but such Gifts or Promises are contrary to the ancient

Usage, Right, and Freedom of Elections, and contrary to the • Laws and Conftitution of this Realm ;' Be it declared and enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lord: Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament aff-mbled, and by the Authority of the fame, That if any Person or Persons shall, from and after the passing of this Penalties on A&, either by himself, berlelf, or the melves, or by any other Person Persons giving or Persons for or on his, her, or their Behalf, give or cause to be or receiving given, diredly or indire&ly, or promise or agree to give any Sum Money, &e. on of Money, Gift, or Reward, to any Person or Persone, upon any to procure or Engagement, Contract, or Agreement, that such Person or Persons

endeavour to to whom, to whose Ule, or on whose Behalf fuch Gift or Promise mall be made, thall, by himfelf, herself, or themselves, or by any Election or other Person or Persons whatloever at his, her, or their Solicitation, Return of a

Member in Requelt or Command, procure or endeavour to procure the Return

Parliament, viz. of any Person to serve in Parliament for any County, Stewartry, City,

on the Party Town, Borough, Cinque Port, or Place, every Perfon so having giving, if not given or promised to give, if not returned himself to Parliament for returned as a luch County, Stewartry, City, Town. Borough, Cique Port, or Member, 1000l.; Piace, lhall for every such Gift or Promise forfeit the Sum of Osve on the Party thousand Pounds, to be recovered in fuch Manner as is herein-atter Freturned provided, with respect to the Sum of Five hundred Pounds; and every Member, Forsuch Person so returned and so having given or so having promiled feiture of his to give, or knowing of and consenting to such Gifts of Promises, Seat; on the upon any such Engagement, Contrad, or Agreeement, shall be and Party receiving is hereby declared and enacted to be disabled and incapécitated to serve Money received, in that Parliament for such County, Stewartry, City, Town, Borough, and sool. Cinque Port, or Place, and that such Person ihall be deemed and taken, and is hereby declared and enacted to be deemed and taken to be no Member of Parliament, and enacted to be, to all Intents, Con. ftru&ions, and Purposes, as if he had never been returned or elected a Member in Parliament ; and any Person or Persons who Thill receive 'or accept_of, by bimself, herself, ir themselves, or by any other Person or Persons in truft for or to the Use or on the Behalf of him, her, or them, any such Sum of Money, Gift, or Reward, or any such Promise upon any such Engagement, Contract, or Agreement, shall forfeit to His Majesty the Value and Amount of such Sum of Money, Gift, or Reward,' over and above the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, which said Sum of Five hundred Pounds he, the, or They till forfeit to any person who shall sue for the same, to be recovered with such Cotts of Suit by A&t on of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Informarion, in any of His Majetty's Courts of Record at Wefminfier, if the Offence be committed in that part of the United Kingdom called England and Wales, and in any of His Majetty's Courts of Record at Dublin, if the Offence be committed in Ireland, wherein refpe&tively no Essoign or Wager of Law, or more than One Imparlance shall be allowed; and if the Offence be committed in Scotland, then to be recovered with full Costs of Suit by summary A&tion or Complaint

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before the Court of Seffion, or by Prosecution before the Court of

Justiciary there. Exception as to II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing legal Expences. in this Act contained thall extend, or be conftrued to extend, to

any Money paid or agreed to be paid to or by any Person, for any

legal Expence bona fide incurred at or concerning any Elcction. Penalties on III. And be it further enacted, That if any Person or Persons Persons giving or shall, from and after the passing of this AA, by him?elf, herself, or promising to give, or receiving

themselves, or by any other Person or Perions for or on his, ter, or any Office, &c. their Behalf, give or procure to be given, or promise to give or proon express cure to be given, any Office, Piace, or Employment, to any Person Contract to or Persons whatsoever, upon any express Contract or Agreement that procure a Seat in such Person or Perícos, to whom or to whole Ule or on whose BeParliament, viz. on the Member

haif Tuch Gift or Promile Thall be made, Mall by himself, berfelf, returned, Loss or themselves, or by any other Person or Persons at his, her, or of Seat; ou their Solicitation, Requeft, or Command, procure or endeavour to Receiver of the procure the Return of any person to serve in Parliament for any Office, For

County, Stewartry, City, Town, Borough, Cinque Port, or Place, feiture, In

fuch Person fo returned, and so having given or procured to be giver, capacity, and gool., and on

or to having promiled to give or procure to be given, or knowing Giver of the

of and coulenting to such Gift or Promise upon any such exprels Office, 10001. Contract or Agreement, shall be and is hereby declared and enaated

to be disabled and incapacitated to serve in that Parliament for such County, Stewartry, City, Town, Borough, Cinque Port, or Place, aed that such. Person shall be deemed and taleen, and is hereby declar.d and enacted to be det med and taken to be no Member of Par. liamert, and enacted to be to all Intents, Conftruétions, and Purposes as if he had never been returned or elected a Member in Parliament; and any Person who shall receive or accept cf. by himself, herself, or themselves, or by any other Person or Persons in trutt for or to the Use or on the Behalf of such Perlors, any such Office, Place, or Employment, upon such express Contract or Agreement, fhall forfeit such Office, Piace, or Employment, and be incapacitated for holding the fame, and shall forfeit the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, which said Sum of Five hundred Pounds shall be recovered as is herein before enacted; and any Person holding any Office under His Majesty, who fhall give Tuch Omice, Appointment, or Place, upon any luch express Contract or Agreement, that the Person to whom or for whole Ule luch Office, Appointment, or Place Mhull have been given, shall so procure or endtavour to procure the Return of any Perion to serve in Parliament, shall forfeit the Sum of One thousand Pounds, to be recovered in such Manner as is herein-before

provided. Limitation of IV. And be it further enacted, That no Person shall be made Adions.

liable to any Forfeiture or Penalty by this Act created or impoíec', unless fome Profecution, A&ion, or Suit, for the Offence committed,

shall be actually and legally commenced against such Person within Two Years.

the Space of Two Years next after such Offence against this Act shall be committed, and unless such Person shall be a&tually and legally arrested, fummoned, or otherwise served with any original or other Writ or Process within the same Space of Time, so as such Arreft, Summons, or Service of any original or other Writ or Process shall not be prevented by such Person absconding or withdrawing out of

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