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the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, that in every Certifi. cate of Régiftry which shall be granted by virtue of this Act, an Insertion shall be made in the Front thereof, ftating whether the Ship or Vefsel so registered is owned wholly or in part by Persons who are Natives of and resident in the said Inand of Mala, or otherwise.

V. And be it further enacted, That the proper Officer or Officers Copies of Certiby whom Certificates of Regiftry shall have been granted by virtue ficates of Registry of and in pursuance of this Act, shall forth with, or within One Thall be trans

mitted to Board Month at the fortheft, transmit to the Commissioners of His Majesty's of Customs in Customs in London, a true and exact Copy of every Certificate of London, Regiftry, with the Number thereof, which shall have been so granted.

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CAP. XXXV.
An Act for the more convenient Payment of Pensions to

Widows of Officers of the Navy. [28th April 1809.] :W

THEREAS His late Majesty King George the Second was

graciously pleased, by Commission under the Privy Seal, • bearing Date the Thirtieth Day of August in the Sixth Year of His • Reign, to conititure and appoint certain Persons, and their Successors, "to be Commissioners or Governors of the Charity for the Relief of • Poor Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers of the Royal

Navy: And whereas it would greatly tend to the Comfort and Accommodation of the Widows of Commission and Warrant Officers • of the Royal Navy, entitled to Pensions from the said Commiflioners • or Governors, if such Pensions were paid to the respective Widows o enticled thereto, in the Parishes or Places of their Regidence, or as

near thereto as may be : May it therefore please Your Majesty that

it may be enacted ;' and be it enacted by the King's moft Excellent Majefty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual

Court of

Affiftants of the and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Charity for the · and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Twenty- Relief if Widows fifth Day of December. One thousand eight hundred and nine, it shall of Officers of the be lawful for the Court of Afiftants of the said Charity, to order and Navy, ay direct direa that all such Penfions fhail be paid to the Widows entitled the Pentions to thereto, at or near to the Parishes or Places of their Residence, in any widows at the Part of His Majefty's Dominions, or in Foreign Parts, by any Persons Places of their appointed by them to pay the same,

Residence, &c. II. And be it further enacted, That-it shall be lawful for the said Court of Court of Affiltants to make such 'Orders, Rules, and Regulations, Affiftants may and from Time to Time to alter the fame in relation to the Payment make such Reof any such Pensions to any such Persons lo entitled thereto as afore. gulations as to

the Payment of said ; and also as to any Certificates, Vouchers, Receipts, or Orders such Pensions for the better regulating, managing, and making such Paymente, as they think and to require such Proofs and Affidavits relating thereto, as may be proper, &c, requisite tor the ordering and securing the Payment of such Pensions : Provided always, that every such Order or Regulation may, from Time to Time, be revoked or altered by any Warrant, Order, or Instru&ion under His Majesty's Royal Sign Manual.

III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Twenty- Widows may fifth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and nine, if any apply to have Widow who shall be entitled to receive any such Pension, shall be their Pensions desirous to receive the same from any Receiver.General of the Land paid by the Reo Tax in Great Britain, Collector of the Customs at any Port in Great the Land Tese

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or the Collector Britain or Ireland, Collector of the Excise for any Colle&tion in Great of the Customs, Britain or Ireland, or Clerk of the Checque at any Dock Yard in Great or Excile, &c.

Britain oear to the Place of her Residence, it shall be in the Power of such Widow fo entitled to apply before the Time of issuing such Pen. fions by Letter to the Secretary to the Court of Aflitants at the Admiralty Office, to have such Penfion paid by such ReceiverGeneral of the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Collector of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque; and shall, at the same Time, transmit such Vouchers and Documents as shall be required by the said

Court of Alliltants. Court of IV. And be it further enacted, That the said Court of Affittants Alustants may on being satisfied of the Justice of the said Claims, shall order and order the Pay direct the said Paymaster to make out, or cause to be made out, Two mafter to make Remittance Bills for the Pension due to such Widow, which said Bills cate Remittance shall be Duplicates of each other, and shall be joined together by Bills, payable to oblique Lines, Flourishes, or Devices, and hhall be made payable to such Widows by such Widow by the Receiver-General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Receiver

the Cuftoms, Collector of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, to General, &c.

whom the said Remittance Bills shall be addressed ; and such Remittance Bills, being numbered and dared, shall be signed by the faid Paymafter, who shall cause such Remittance Bills to be prepared, and Accounts thereof to be kept; and such Remittance Bills, being written of printed, shall be according to the Tenor and Form fol

lowing, or to the like Effect :
Form of Bilk.
No. I.

Day of
• Sir,
* PAY to A. B. of

on her producing and
delivering the Duplicate hereof, the Sum of
• being for the Penlion payable to the said A. B. as a Widow of

(as the Case may be], on the • Day of

laft, if the fame be demanded within Six • Calendar Months from the Date hereof; otherwise you are to return • this Bill to the Paymafter of Pensions to Sea Officers' Widows at • his Office.

C. D. Paymaster. • To the Receiver General of the Land Tax for the County of « To the Collector of the Customs at the Port of "To the Collector of Excise at * To the Clerk of the Checque at

• By virtue of the Ad 49 Gr. III.' •N. B. The forging of this Remittance Bill, or procuring

• any other Person to forge the same, in order to • receive any part of the Monies hereby payable,

• is made Felony by the Act 49 Geo. III. Due Duplicate And so soon as the faid Bills are made out and ligned, the Paymafter, Thall be sent to or Person to be appointed by the said Paymaster, fhall cut or cause the Widow and them to be cut asunder, through the oblique Lines, Flourishes, or the other to the Devices; and shall cause one 'Duplicate to be transmitted to the ral, &c. who Widow named therein, to whom the Money Arall be made payable, shall, on the and the other Duplicate to be transmitted to the Receiver-General of

the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Colle&tor of the Excise, or muing the

Clerk

Widow's pro

Clerk of the Cheeqne, to whom the same shall be addressed; and if Puplicate, pay the Duplicate of such Bill shall be produced by the Widow, to whom her the Sum

contained the same shall be made payable, to such Receiver-General of the Land

therein, &c. Tax, Collector of the Customs, Collector of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, to whom the same shall be addressed, within Six Calendar Months from the Date thereof, he shall carefully examine the same with the Duplicate transmitted to him as aforesaid, and being satisfied of the Authenticity thereof, and of the Identity of the Widow producing the same to him, he shall immediately pay the Sum mentioned therein to such Widow, without Fee, or Reward, or Dedu&ion, on any Pretence whatever, taking a Receipt for such Payment on the Back of the Bill; which Bill, and the Duplicate thereof, being trans. mitted by the Person who shall pay the same to the faid Paymaster, shall be immediately repaid to him by such Receiver-General, Collector of the Cuftoms, Colle&tor of the Excife, or Clerk of the Checque, or his Order; but in case the Duplicate of such Bill shall not be lo pro. duced, and Payment thereof demanded within Six Calendar Months from the Date thereof, then the said Receiver-General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Colle&or of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, shall return the Duplicate thereof in his Hands to the said Paymаfter at his Office in London, who thall cause the same to be cancelled; and thereupon the Sum contained in such Bill shall become payable to the Widow in whose Favour it was drawn, or to her lawful Representatives, in case of her Death, in the same Manner as if such Bill had never been issued. V. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That if any

Re. Receiver. ceiver-General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Collector General, &c.

shall indorse on of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, to whom the Duplicate of.

the Duplicate any such Bill shall be tendered for Payment, shall not have in bis Hands the Date of its Publick Monics sufficient to answer the same, and shall for that Reason being tendered, refuse or delay the immediate Payment thereof, such Receiver-General in cafe he has of the Land Tax, Collector of the Cuftoms, Collector of the Excise, not Publick or Clerk of the Checque, shall immediately indorse on the said Dupli Hands to pay the cate the Date of its being so tendered to him, and the Cause of his Bill, &c. and Refusal or Delay to pay the fame, and shall appoint therein for the appoint a Day of Payment of the same some future Day, within the Space of One Payment within Month at the farthest from its being so firft tendered to him as aforc. a Month. said ; and such Duplicate, with the Indorsement thereon, shall be immediately delivered back to the Perfon presenting the same; and Penalty on if upon Complaint made to the respective Commifsioners appointed, Persons delaying or to be appointed, to manage the said several Duties of Land Tax,

Payment unner Customs, or Excise, or to the Commissioners of the Navy if the Person

cessarily, &c. complained of be a Clerk of the Checque, it shall appear that such Receiver-General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Cola lector of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, hath unnecessarily or wilfully refused or delayed the Payment of such Biil, or directly or indire&ly, by himself or any Perlon under him, received or taken any Fee, Reward, Gratuity, Discount, or Deduction whatsoever, on account of the Payment of the same, it shall and may be lawful to aod for any Three or more of the said Commissioners to convict and fine the Person under their Direction so offending, in any Sum not exÇeeding Fifty Pounds, according to the Nature and Degree of the Offence; and such Fine shall be levied and recovered in such and the fame Manner, to all intents and purposes, as any Penalty or Fine may

void.

be levied and recovered for any Offence against the Laws of Customs or Excise; and the said Fine, wheo recovered, shall be paid to the

Informer or Iaformers. On Certificate of VI. And be it further enacted, That if such Widow to whom the Infirmity being Remittance Bill shall be made payable, shall be prevented and disabled produced, the

by bodily Infirmity from appearing in Person before the said ReceiverReceiver

General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Cuftoms, Colle&tor of the General, &c. authorized to pay Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, and such bodily Infirmity being the Contents of properly and satisfa&orily certified by the Minifter, and a Churchthe Bill to the warden or Elder of the Parish where such Widow shall reside, or by Order of the

the Physician, Surgeon, or Apothecary attending her, then and in Widow,

such Cafe the Sum contained in such Bill, shall be paid to the Order in Writing of such Widow, upon producing and giving up to such Receiver.General of the Land Tax, Collector of the Customs, Collector of the Excise, or Clerk of the Checque, such Certificate of bodily Infirmity as aforesaid, together with a Duplicate of the said Bill, and a proper Receipt on the Back of the same, figned by the Widow in whose Favour the Bill shall have been drawn payable, and witnessed

by the Person who shall receive the Money. Affignments of

VII. And be it further enacted, That all Aflignments, Bargains, Pention to be Sales, Orders, Contracts, Agreements, or Securities whatsoever which

shall be given or made by any Widow entitled to any such Pension, shall

be absolutely null and void, to all intents and purposes. Letters and VIII. And be it enacted, That all Letters and Packets sent by the Packets sent by said Paymafter shall, from and after the Twenty-fifth Day of December the Paymaster

One thousand eight hundred and nine, be sent free from the Duty of to be free of Poftage.

Postage ;' and all Letters and Packets relating to the Execution of this Act, that shall be forwarded by such Paymaster, shall be under Covers with the Words “ Pursuant to A&t of Parliament Forty-ninth Geo. III.” printed upon the same; and the said Paymafter shall write his name under the Words so printed; and he is hereby strictly prohibited and discharged from inclofing or sending under such Covers any Writing, Paper, or Parcel whatever, excepting such as relate to the Execution of this A&t; and if he shall send or convey under the Covers aforesaid any Writing, Paper, or Parcel, other than those relating to the Execution of this Act, he Mall, for every such Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds; and such Fine shall be levied and recovered in such and the same Maoner, to ail Intents and Purposes, as any Convi&tion may be made, and any Penalty or Fine levied or recovered, for any Offence against any Law by which any Duty of Customs or Excise is imposed or laid; and the said Fine, when recovered, shall be paid to the Informer or Informers

against such Offender or Offenders. Punifhinent for IX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Twentypersonating fifth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and nine, if any Widows entitled Person shall wilfully and knowingly personate, or falsely affume the to Penfions, Fourteen Years

Name or Character of, or procure any other Person to personate or Transportation. falsely to affume the Name or Character of any Widow entitled, or

supposed to be entitled to any such Penfion aforesaid, in order to receive the same, or any Part thereof, every such Person fo offending, and being lawfully convicted thereof, shall be deemed guilty of Felony, and may be transported for such Period, not exceeding Fourteen Years, as the Court shall adjudge.

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X. And be it further enacted, That if any Person fhall knowingly. Punifhment for and wilfully forge or counterfeit, or cause or procure to be forged or forging Bilds mer counterfe ted, or knowingly or wilfully act or afiiit in forging or coun- Fourreen Years terfeiting, the Name or Hand-writing of any Widow entitied to any Transportation, fuch Peofion, or if any Person or Persons required by any Rules or Regulations made under and by virtue of this Act to fign any

Remir, tance Bill, Certificate, Voucher, or Receipt, in relation to ihe Payment of any luch 'Pention, for an, in order to the receiving or obtaining any Money on any such Penlion, or shall uiter as true any false, forged, or counterfeited Remittance Bill, Certificate, Voucher, or Receipt, knowing the fame to be forged or counterfeited. with an Intention to defraud any Person whatsoever, every such Persor so offending, being thereof lawfully convicted, shall be and is hereby declared and a judged to be guilty of Felony, and may be transported for such Period, not exceeding Fourteen Years, as the said Court shall adjudge.

XI. And be it further enacted, That all Orders, Certificates, bills and Vouchers, Remittance Bills, and Receipts, for or relating to any such Coruficates, &c. Pentions, thail be frre from all Duties of Stamps, and be good, valid,

exempted from

Stamp Duties, and effecto.al, although the same fhall not have been flamped ; any Thing in any Ad contained to the contrary not withitanding.

CA P. XXXVI.
An Act to amend an Act made in the Forty-fifth Year of His

present Majesty, for amending and rendering more effe&tund
an Act of the Parliament of Ireland, for erecting and esta.

blishing Publick Infirmaries or Hospitals. [28th April 1809.] :W HERE by an Aditumade in the Forty-fifth Year of His

present Majesty, intituled, An Aa to amend and render more 45 G. 3 c. 111. effequal an Ad made in the Parliament of Ireland in the Fifth Year of amending Irish

AA 5 G. 3.c. 20 His present Majesty, intituled, ' An da for erecting and establishing Publick Infirmaries or Hospitals in this Kingdom,' reciting that the • Sums by ine faid Act of the Parliament of Ireland empowered to • be raised had proved insufficient, it was enacted, That it should be • lawful for the Graad Jury in each and every County in Ireland to

present to be raised on the County at large, a Sum not exceeding • Five hundred Pounds in the Year, over and above and exclusive of

the Sum which they were empowered to present by the faid recited Act, to be paid and applied to the Support and Maintenance of the • County Infirmary or Hospital in such Counties : And whereas ! Doubts have arilen whether the said recited Ači of the Forty-fifth • Year aforesaid, extends to Counties of Cities and Counties of Towns * in Ireland, for the erecting and ettablishing of Publck Infirmarics 6or Holpitals, wherein special Provilion has been made by any Act 'or Acts in force in Ireland: For the obviating of such Doubrs,' be it enacted by the King's moft Excellent M.jelty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, 'a: d Com- Provisions of mons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the recited AQ 10 fame, That from and after the passing of this Act the said recited lating to raiting

any Act of the Forty-fifth Year, and the several Provisions therein con

Sum not

exceeding 500i. tained, relating to presenting and raising any Sum not exceeding Five in Counties, hundred Pounds in all Counties in {reland, Shall extend and be con- extended to frued to extend to all Counties of Cities and Counties of Towns in Counties of

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Cities and
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