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Provisions of • Provisions of the said Acts thereby repealed should continue in 10 G. 4. c. 56.

' force as to all Societies established under any or either of them as hereby amended.

• before the passing of the said recited Act for the said Space • of Three Years, or until they should sooner conform to the Provisions of that Act: And whereas by a certain Act made • and passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty the said Space of Three Years was extended until Michael.

mas Day One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four : And • whereas many Friendly Societies existing and enrolled before ' the passing of the said recited Act have not yet conformed

to the Provisions therein contained ; and it is expedient further

to extend the Time for Enrolment under the recited Act ;' be it therefore enacted, That the Provisions of the several Acts repealed by the said recited Act shall continue in force as to all Societies established under any or either of them before the passing of the said recited Act until they shall conform to the Provisions of the said recited Act, as altered and amended by this Act, any thing in the said recited Act, or in the said Act

passed in the Second Year of His present Majesty, to the conIf a Society

irary contained in anywise notwithstanding : Provided always, enrolled under that when a Society already enrolled under any or either of Actsrepealed by the Acts repealed by the said recited Act shall be desirous of 10 G. 4. c. 56. making any Alteration in, Amendment of, or Addition to, the be desirous of

Rules thereof, the said Alteration, Amendment, or Addition shall altering their Rules, the same be made in conformity with the said recited Act as amended to be done in by this Act, and such Society shall thenceforth be subject to conformity to all the Provisions and entitled to all the Benefits and Privileges that Act

in the said recited Act and this Act contained. Construction of XV. And be it further enacted, That wherever in the said Words in the recited Act or this Act, in describing or referring to any PerAct.

son, the Word importing the Singular Number or the Masculine Gender only is used, the same shall be understood to include and shall be applied to several Persons or Parties as well as one Person or Party, and Females as well as Males, unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Con

struction. Act may be XVI. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be altered, amended. amended, or repealed during the present Session of Parliament. Public Act. XVII. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be

deemed a Public Act, and shall extend to Great Britain and Ireland and Berwick-upon-Tweed, and be judicially taken notice of as such by all Judges, Justices, and other Persons whatsoever, without the same being specially shown or pleaded.

CA P. XLI. An Act to regulate the Appointment of Ministers to Churches in Scotland erected by voluntary Contribution.

[30th July 1834.] W HEREAS in many Parishes in Scotland the Means of

Public Worship provided by the Established Church • of Scotland are inadequate to the Extent of the Population ; and ' it is expedient to encourage the Erection of additional Places ' of Worship by voluntary Contribution:' Be it therefore enacted

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by the King'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 where any Church, Chapel, or other Place of Ministers to Worship in Scotland, built or acquired and endowed by volun- Places of Wortary Contribution, shall, according to the Provisions of the exist- ship in Scoting Law, be erected into a Parochial Church, either as an addi

voluntary Contional Church within a Parish already provided with a Parochial tribution, and Church, or as the Church of a separate Parish to be erected out erected into of a Part or Parts of any existing Parish or Parishes, whether Parochial the same be established and erected merely quoad spiritualia by

Churches, to be

appointed acthe Authority of the Church Courts of the Established Church cording to the of Scotland, or also quoad temporalia by Authority of the Lords Mode preof Council and Session, as Commissioners of Teinds, neither the scribed by the King's Majesty, nor any private Person, nor any Body Politic Church Courts. or Corporate, having Right to the Patronage of the Parish or Parishes within which such additional Churches shall be established, or out of which such new Parishes shall be erected, shall have any Claim, Right, or Title whatsoever to the Patronage of such newly-established Churches or newly-erected Parishes; but the Appointment of Ministers thereto shall be made according to the Manner and subject to the Conditions which shall be or have been prescribed by the said Church Courts, subject always to such Alterations as shall be made by them according to the Laws of the Church from Time to Time: Provided always, that Saving the nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to Rights of Paextend to depriving His Majesty, or others, Patrons of Parishes trons. in Scotland, of their Right to present Ministers to the existing Parochial Churches thereof: Provided always, that neither any Proviso for PaPart of the Stipends of Ministers appointed for the Service of any rishes in which such additional Churches to be erected by voluntary Contribution are Churches as aforesaid, nor any Charge for the Support or Repairs of any voluntary Consuch Church, School House, or other Building appertaining to tribution. the same, nor for the Erection or Support or Repairs of any Manse or Building for the Residence of such Ministers, nor for the Provision of any Glebe for any of such Ministers aforesaid, nor for the Support of any Schoolmaster, shall be imposed on or become chargeable on the Teinds or to the Heritors of any Parish or Magistrates of Towns in which any such Church as aforesaid shall be erected or endowed by voluntary Contribution as aforesaid : Provided also, that nothing herein contained shall Act not to affect be construed to limit or affect the Powers of the Commissioners Powers of Comof Teinds exercised under and according to the Provisions of the missioners of

Teinds under Act of the Scottish Parliament, Sixth of Queen Anne, C. 9, inti

6 Ann.c. 9. (S.) tuled An Act anent the Plantation of Kirks and Valuation of Teinds.

II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every Church Onc Fifth of or Chapel which may be erected under the Authority of this Act Sittings to be at not less than One Fifth Part of the Sittings therein shall be at

Rents fixed by

Church Courts, Rents to be fixed by the said Church Courts.

III. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That this Act Act not to exshall not extend to any Church or Chapel built and endowed in tend to Churches any Parish by the Patron thereof, who shall retain every Right built in any pa

rish by the Pato which he would have been legally entitled had this Act never been passed into Law.

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Providing for IV. And be it enacted, That if in any Parish_a Church or
Churches built Chapel shall be built and endowed at the joint Expence of the
by Patron and
Heritors only.

Patron thereof and of One or more Heritors therein, and of no
other Persons, the legal Rights of the Patron shall take full
Effect as aforesaid, unless an Objection shall be transmitted in
Writing to the Moderator of the Presbytery of the Bounds, and
signed by such a Number of the Heritors as shall have contri-
buted One Fourth Part of the whole Sum laid out or to be ex-
pended in the said Building and Endowment, in which Case the
said Church or Chapel shall fall within the Provisions of this
Act.

CA P. XLII.
An Act to facilitate the taking of Affidavits and Affirmations

in the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries of
Cornwall.

[30th July 1834.] : WHE

HEREAS Suitors and others having Business in the Courts

of the Stannaries, held by the Vice-Warden of the said Stannaries, can make Affidavits or Affirmations relating thereto • before the Vice-Warden only; and it is expedient, and will be • for the Benefit of such Suitors and others, that other Persons as ' well as the said Vice-Warden have Authority to take such Affi• davits or Affirmations :' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of

the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Commissioners Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That of Superior

any Commissioner of any of the Superior Courts of Common Courts of Com

Law at Westminster, having by Commission from such Courts or mon Law at Westminster, any of them Authority to take Affidavits in Matters relating to having Com- such Courts or any of them, may, without Fee or Reward, apply missions from

for and have, by Commission from the said Vice-Warden, under Vice-Warden

the Seal of the Stannaries kept by him, Authority to take Affiof the Stanna. ries, empowered

davits or Affirmations in all Suits and Matters relating thereto to take Affidabrought into the Court of the said Vice-Warden by way of vits in the Court Appeal from the Courts of the Stewards of the said Stannaries ; of the Vice

and that any Master Extraordinary of His Majesty's High Court Warden.

of Chancery may, without Fee or Reward, apply for and have, by like Commission from the said Vice Warden, Authority to take Affidavits or Affirmations in all other Suits, Petitions, or

Matters to be commenced or being in the Court of the said VicePersons swear- Warden ; and that all and every Person and Persons wilfully

swearing or affirming falsely in any Affidavit to be made before fore them guilty

Person so authorized to take Affidavits or Affirmations as of Perjury.

any
aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of Perjury, and be liable to the
Penalties of Perjury, and be therefore prosecuted in any Court of

competent Jurisdiction. Commence- II. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall commence ment of Act. and take effect on the First Day of October One thousand eight

hundred and thirty-four. Public Act. III. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall be deemed

and taken to be a Public Act, and shall be judicially taken notice of as such by all Judges, Justices, and others.

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CA P. XLIII.
An Act to authorize Persons duly appointed to act as Jus-

tices of the Peace in the Islands of Scilly, although not
qualified according to Law.

[13th August 1834.] : of the

wall are situated at a considerable Distance from the • Coast of the said County, and great Inconvenience to the

Inhabitants of the said Islands, and frequent Delays in the Ad* ministration of Justice, arise by reason of there being no Justice or Justices of the Peace resident in the said Islands or any of them, or Persons therein resident possessed of such Qualifica* tion as is required by a certain Act passed in the Fifth Year

of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Second, intituled An Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace, and 5 G. 2. c. 18. ' by a certain other Act passed in the Eighteenth Year of the

Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Second, inti• tuled An Act to amend and render more effectual an Act passed 18 G. 2. c. 20. ' in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled · An · Act for the further Qualification of Justices of the Peace :' And ' whereas it is expedient that Justices duly appointed in and • for the County of Cornwall should be authorized to act as Jus* tices of the Peace within the said Islands, although such Per' sons should not be qualified according to the Provisions of the ' said recited Acts or either of them; be it therefore enacted by the King'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 it shall be lawful for all Persons who shall after Persons duly the passing of this Act be duly appointed in such and the same appointed may Manner as other Justices of the Peace acting in and for the act as Justices said County of Cornwall are now appointed to act as such Jus

although not

qualified. tices of the Peace in and for the said Islands of Scilly, and in relation to all Felonies, Misdemeanors, Offences, and Trespasses, and all other Matters and Things happening or arising in the said Islands of Scilly in which Justices of the Peace have Juris. diction or Authority as Justices of the Peace, without being qualified in respect of Property, or taking the Oath required as to such Qualification, and without being subject to any Penalties or Forfeitures or Disabilities in the said Acts or either of them specified ; any thing in the said Acts or either of them to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. And be it further enacted, That all Acts, Matters, and All Acts done Things done by any such Justice acting in and for the said by them to be

valid, Islands of Scilly in relation to any Felonies, Misdemeanors, Offences, and Trespasses, or other Matters and Things happening or arising within the said Islands of Scilly, and within the Jurisdiction or Authority of Justices of the Peace, shall be good, valid, and effectual in Law, to all Intents and Purposes, in the said County of Cornwall, as if such Justices had been and were duly qualified according to the Provisions of the said recited Acts, and taken the Oath in the said last-recited Act specified, although such Justices shall not be qualified in respect of Pro. 4 & 5 GUL. IV.

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perty, and shall not have taken the Oath relating thereto; any
thing in the said recited Acts or either of them to the contrary
notwithstanding.

CA P. XLIV.
An Act to regulate the Conveyance of printed Newspapers by

Post between the United Kingdom, the British Colonies,
and Foreign Parts.

[13th August 1834.] WI VHEREAS by an Act passed in the Fourth Year of the

Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for preventing Frauds and Abuses in relation to the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage, reciting that forasmuch as it had been usual for the Clerks in the Offices of His Majesty's Principal Secre

taries of State, and also for certain Officers in the Office of ' His Majesty's Postmaster General, to frank printed Votes and ' Proceedings in Parliament, and printed Newspapers to be sent

by the Post, it was therefore enacted, that it should and might · be lawful for such Clerks and Officers as aforesaid, being there

unto licensed by His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State or ' His Majesty's Postmaster General respectively, to continue to ' frank such printed Votes and Proceedings in Parliament and printed Newspapers in such Manner as they had theretofore been accustomed to frank the same: And whereas by an Act

passed in the Forty-second Year of the Reign of His said late . Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to authorize

the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets, Votes, Proceedings in Parliament, and printed Newspapers by the Post, free from 'the Duty of Postage, by the Members of the Two Houses of Par. liament of the United Kingdom, and by certain Public Officers ' therein named, and for reducing the Postage on such Votes, Pro. ceedings, and Newspapers when sent by any other Persons, it was ' amongst other Things enacted, that the several Persons who by 'virtue of any Act or Acts passed in the Parliament of Great * Britain or in the Parliament of Ireland, and then in force, were • authorized in respect of their Offices to send Votes, Proceedings ' in Parliament, and printed Newspapers free from the Duty of

Postage, should and might send the same within the United
Kingdom in such and the like Manner as they had theretofore

been accustomed to do : And whereas it is expedient that the • Privilege of franking printed Votes and Proceedings in Parlia'ment and printed Newspapers hitherto enjoyed by the Clerks ' in the Offices of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, • and certain Officers in the Office of His Majesty's Postmaster

General, under or by virtue of the said herein-before in part " recited Acts or otherwise, should be repealed and annulled, " and that other Regulations should be made for the Conveyance . of printed Newspapers by the Post :' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King'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 from and after the First Day of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty-four so much and such Parts

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