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or Assignce of such Attorney or Solicitor, it shall be lawful for such Judge, if he shall think fit, to order the same or any Part thereof to be paid to such Trustee, Executor, or Administrator so chargeable with such Bill, instead of being paid to the Party making such Application; and when the Party making such Application shall pay any Money to such Attorney or Solicitor, or Executor, Administrator, or Assignee of such Attorney or Solicitor, in respect of such Bill, he shall have the same Right to be paid by such Trustee, Executor, or Administrator so chargeable with such Bill as such Attorney or Solicitor, or Executor, Administrator,

or Assignee of such Attorney or Solicitor, had. Copy of Bill

V. And be it enacted, That for the Purpose of any such Reto be delivered ference, upon the Application of the Person not being the Party to Person

chargeable within the Meaning of the Provisions of this Act as making Appli- aforesaid, or of a Party interested as aforesaid, it shall be lawful cation, &c.

for such Court or Judge to order any such Attorney or Solicitor, or the Executor, Administrator, or Assignee of any such Attorney

or Solicitor, to deliver to the Party making such Application a No Re-taxation Copy of such Bill, upon Payment of the Costs of such Copy : Proexcept under

vided always, that no Bill which shall have been previously taxed special Circum- and settled shall be again referred, unless under special Circum

stances the Court or Judge to whom such Reference is made shall

think fit to direct a Re.taxation thereof. Payment of VI. And be it enacted, That the Payment of any such Bill as Bill not to pre. aforesaid shall in no Case preclude the Court or Judge to whom clude Taxation. Application shall be made from referring such Bill for Taxation,

if the special Circumstances of the Case shall, in the Opinion of such Court or Judge, appear to require the same, upon such Terms and Conditions and subject to such Directions as to such Court or Judge shall seem right, provided the Application for such Refe

rence be made within Twelve Calendar Months after Payment. Power for VII. And be it enacted, That in all Cases in which such Bill Taxing Officer shall have been referred to be taxed and settled the Officer to whom to request such Reference is made shall be at liberty to request the proper Officers of other Officer of any other Court having such an Officer to assist him in Portions of the taxing and settling any Part of such Bill, and such Officer so reBill.

quested shall thereupon proceed to tax and settle the same, and shall have the same Powers in respect thereof as upon a Reference to him by the Court of which he is such Officer, and shall return the same, with his Opinion thereon, to the Officer who shall have

so requested him to tax and settle the same. Application for VIII. And be it enacted, That all Applications made under this taxing Bills of Act to refer any such Bill as aforesaid to be taxed and settled, and Costs, how to

for the Delivery of such Bill, and for the delivering up of Deeds, be made,

Documents, and Papers, shall be made in the Matter of such AtCertificate of torney or Solicitor ; and that upon the Taxation and Settlement of the Officer.

any such Bill the Certificate of the Officer by whom such Bill shall be taxed shall (unless set aside or altered by Order, Decree, or Rule of Court,) be final and conclusive as to the Amount thereof, and Payment of the Amount certified to be due and directed to

be paid may be enforced according to the Course of the Court in Judgment may which such Reference shall be made ; and in case such Reference be entered. shall be made in any Court of Common Law it shall be lawful for such Court or any Judge thereof to order Judgment to be entered

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up for such Amount, with Costs, unless the Retainer shall be disputed, or to make such other Order thereon as such Court or Judge shall deem proper.

IX. And be it enacted, That in the Construction of this Act Construction the Word “Month” shall be taken to mean a Calendar Month ; of Terms. and every Word importing the Singular Number only shall extend and be applied to several Persons, Matters, or Things, as well as One Person, Matter, or Thing; and every Word importing the Plural Number shall extend and be applied to One Person, Matter, or Thing, as well as several Persons, Matters, or Things; and every Word importing the Masculine Gender only shall extend and be applied to a Female as well as a Male ; and the Word * Person” shall extend to any Body politic, corporate or collegiate, municipal, civil, or ecelesiastical, aggregate or sole, as well as an Individual, unless in any of the Cases aforesaid it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Construction.

X. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or Act may be repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Par- amendei, &c. liament.

CA P. LIV.
An Act to continue until the First Day of October One

thousand eight hundred and fifty, and to the End of the
then next Session of Parliament, an Act for authorizing
the Application of Highway Rates to Turnpike Roads.*

[28th July 1849.] * 4 & 5 Vict. c. 59.

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CA P. LV.
An Act to abolish the Gaol of Newgate in the County of the

City of Dublin, and provide Compensation for the Officers
thereof, and to enable the Grand Jury of the County of
the said City to increase the Salaries of the Chaplains of
certain other Gaols thereof, and to re-assess on the County
of the said City certain Arrears of Grand Jury Cess.

[28th July 1849.] : HEREAS the Gaol of Newgate in the County of the City

for a Prisoners under Sentence or Rule of Transportation : And ' whereas it is expedient to abolish the said Gaol of Newgate as "a Prison for the Reception of Prisoners, save as such Depôt: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That after the passing of this Lord Lieu. Aet it shall be lawful for the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief tenant and Governor or Governors of Ireland, by and with the Advice and Privy Council Consent of the Privy Council thereof, by an Order in Council, to Prisoners (not order and declare that on or before a Day to be specified in such under Sentence Order all Prisoners then being and remaining in Custody in the of Transporsaid Gaol of Newgate (if any), save such Prisoners as shall be tation) confined

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confined

in the Gaol of

order all

Newgate in confined therein under Sentence or Rule of Transportation, shall Dublin to be be transmitted and removed to such other Gaol or Gaols, Prison removed to

or Prisons, of the County of the City of Dublin as shall be speciother Prisons,

fied and directed by the said Order, and that all such Prisoners and after their Removal New. as might heretofore have been lawfully committed to the said Gaol gate to cease to of Newgate, save Prisoners under Sentence or Rule of Transpor. be a Prison for tation, shall on and after the said Day so to be specified in the the said City.

said Order, be committed to such other Gaol or Gaols, Prison or Prisons, of the said County of the City of Dublin as shall be specified and directed in the said Order; and when such Order shall have been made, then on and after the said Day so specified in such Order no Court or Justice of the Peace, or other Person, shall commit any Prisoner or Person, save Prisoners under Sentence or Rule of Transportation, to Custody in the said Gaol of Newgate, but all such Prisoners as might theretofore be lawfully committed to the said Gaol of Newgate shall be committed to such Gaol or Prison of the County of the City of Dublin as shall be so specified and directed by the said Order in Council; and on the said Day so specified, or as soon thereafter as all Prisoners (if any) then remaining in Custody in the said Gaol of Newgate, save as aforesaid, shall be transmitted or removed to such other Gaol or Gaols, Prison or Prisons, as aforesaid, the said Gaol of Newgate shall cease to be a Gaol or Prison for the Custody of Prisoners for the County of the City of Dublin ; and the Duties of the several Officers thereof, or belonging thereto, shall cease and determine, and their respective Offices shall be abolished ; and thenceforth it shall not be lawful for the Grand Jury of the County of the City of Dublin to present any Sum of Money whatsoever for the Support of the said Gaol of Newgate, or for any Office or Officer thereunto belonging, save as herein-after mentioned : Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the same continuing as a Depôt for Prisoners under Sentence or Rule of Transportation, until the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor

or Governors of Ireland shall otherwise declare. The Gaol of II. And be it enacted, That as soon as the said Gaol of Newgate Newgate, when shall, under the Provisions of this Act, cease to be a Prison for the no longer

Custody of Prisoners for the County of the City of Dublin, and required as a Depôt, to be

the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of sold by Trustees Ireland shall, by Warrant under his or their Hand, declare that to be appointed the same is no longer required as a Depôt for Prisoners under by the Grand

Sentence or Rule of Transportation, it shall and may be lawful Jury.

for the Grand Jury of the said County of the City of Dublin, at any Presenting Term, by Presentment, to appoint so many and such Persons, not less than Six and not more than Twelve in Number, as to them shall seem fit, as Trustees for the Sale of the said Gaol ; and thereupon the said Gaol of Newgate and the Site thereof, and all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereto belonging, shall vest in the said Trustees, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, as the Case may be, for all such Estate or Interest as and for which the same is now held, possessed, or enjoyed by any Person or Persons, to the Use of or in trust for the Grand Jury of the County of the City of Dublin, or for the said County of the City of Dublin; and it shall and may be lawful for any Three or more of the said Trustees so to

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be appointed by the said Grand Jury to sell and dispose of the said Gaol and the Site thereof, and the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, either by public Auction or by private Contract, and either in One Lot or in several Lots, or the Materials thereof separately, as to them shall seem fit, to such Person or Persons as shall be willing to become the Purchaser or Purchasers of the same, or any Part thereof; and any Three or more of such Trustees so appointed by the said Grand Jury shall have full Power and Authority to enter into all necessary Contracts for such Sale or Sales, and to rescind and vary the same, and to give full and effectual Discharge or Discharges for the Purchase Money of the said Premises, or any Part thereof, and to execute all necessary Conveyances for vesting the same in the Purchaser or Purchasers thereof, or any Part thereof, for all the Estate or Inte. rest vested in the Trustees so appointed by the said Grand Jury, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, as aforesaid, in the said Premises, or in the said Part or Parts thereof respectively so sold and conveyed; and all such Purchase Money, after deducting the necessary Expenses of such Sale or Sales, shall be paid to the Treasurer of the County of the City of Dublin, to be placed to the Credit of the County of the said City.

III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Grand Compensation Jury of the County of the City of Dublin at the Presenting Term for the Officers next after the Abolition of the Offices of the said Officers of the

of Newgate. Gaol of Newgate as aforesaid, and for every subsequent Grand Jury of the said County of the said City at every subsequent Presenting Term, and they are respectively hereby required, from Time to Time to present One Moiety of such respective annual Sums as the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them, shall, by an Order made after the passing of this Act, approve and direct, but not exceeding the respective annual Sums mentioned in the Schedule hereunto annexed, the same to be paid by half-yearly Instalments, to the several Persons named in the said Schedule during the Terms of their respective Lives, for the Loss of their respective Offices so abolished as herein-before mentioned : Provided always, that if any of the Persons so named in the said Schedule and therein described as competent for Service shall be nominated and appointed to any Office or Employment in or relating to any of the Gaols of the County of the City of Dublin, the Salary and Emoluments of which Office or Employment shall be equal to or shall exceed the Amount of Salary and Emoluments to which such Officer is now entitled, and which are mentioned and set forth in the said Schedole, then and in such Case the Compensation so hereby provided for every Person so appointed and employed shall cease and determine from the Day of such Nomination and Appointment : Provided also, that if any Person so to be nominated and appointed as aforesaid shall decline or refuse to accept such Office or Employment, his or her Compensation under this Act shall utterly cease and determine.

IV. And be it enacted, That when and as often as any Person Compensations named in the said Schedule, and hereafter appointed to any Office

to Persons or Employment in or relating to any of the Gaols of the County

superannuated

or removed. of the City of Dublin, shall, in consequence of Infirmity, Injury

sustained

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The Treasury may sanction an Increase in such Superaunuation Allowances in consideration of a previous Service in the Dublin Police Force.

sustained in the Discharge of his Duty, or other Cause, be super-
annuated and removed from his last-mentioned Office or Employ-
ment in such Prison as incompetent, it shall and may be lawful for
the Grand Jury of the said County of the City of Dublin and
they are hereby required to award to such Person such Compen-
sation or Retiring Allowance, in addition to the Sum named in
the said Schedule, in connexion with the Name of such Person
as shall, taking into consideration the Length of Service and Merits
of such Person, seem to them just and reasonable, but so that the
total annual Sum to be received by such Party for Compensation
or retiring Allowance under this Act shall not exceed Three
Fourths of the annual Salary of such last-mentioned Office or
Employment; and the said Grand Jury shall, at each Easter and
Michaelmas Term, present to and for such Person so superannu-
ated as aforesaid the Moiety of such Sum as shall have been
awarded to such Person, in addition to the Sum named in the said
Schedule in connexion with the Name of such Person as aforesaid :
Provided always, that if such Person shall be removed from his
Office or Employment in any of the said Prisons for such Miscon-
duct as would warrant his Removal from any Oflice held during
good Behaviour, lie shall not be entitled to any Compensation or
Retiring Allowance other than the Sum named in the said Sche-
dule in connexion with the Name of such Person.

V. “And whereas certain of the said Officers of the Gaol of
Newgate in the said Schedule mentioned had previously to their

Appointment to such Offices served in the Dublin Police Force, • and it may be reasonable that the Length of their Service in the " said Police Force should be taken into consideration in estimating

the Amount of Compensation or Superannuation Allowance to

be paid to them under the Provisions of this Act:' Be it therefore enacted, That it shall be lawful for any of the said Officers who shall have been serving in the said Police Force before and at the Time of his Appointment to an Oflice in the said Gaol of Newgate to apply to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury that in consideration of such previous Service in the said Police Force an Addition

may

be made to the annual Sum named in the said Schedule in connexion with the Name of such Person, and thereupon it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners or any Three of them to order in manner aforesaid that such additional annual Sum as they may deem reasonable in consideration of such previous Length of Service in the said Police Force shall be paid to such Party, in addition to the said annual Sum herein-before provided to be paid as Compensation or Superannuation to such Party, and the same shall be presented by the said Grand Jury from Time to Time, and be paid to such Party, together with and in like Manner as the said annual Sum herein-before provided to be paid as Compensation or Superannuation to such Party : Provided always, that the total annual Sum to be so received by such Party shall in no Case exceed the Amount of Three Fourths of the annual' Salary payable to such Party in respect of his Office which shall have been so abolished or from which he shall have been superannuated.

VI. “And whereas on account of the Increase of the Number of Prisoners who shall hereafter be confined in the Gaols or

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