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to appoint a Receiver or Receivers for the Port or Place from which such Instrument of Trust shall not have been sent as aforesaid, for the Purpose of collecting the Duties and Allowances payable under and by virtue of this Act at such Port or Place aforesaid ; and that the said President and Governors and their Successors shall have Power to demand and receive from the outgoing Trustee or Trustees of such Port or Place aforesaid an Account in Writing of the former Management of such void Trust, and also to demand the Payment from such Trustee or Trustees of any Balance which may at the Time of such Default be in the Hands of such Trustee or Trustees, who are hereby required to pay and deliver over the same to such Receiver so to be appointed as aforesaid, together with the Books of Account and other Books belonging to such Trustee or Trustees

relative to such Trust. Appointments XVII. And be it further enacted, That where, on the Default on default not or Neglect aforesaid, any such Receiver or Receivers shall be revocable within appointed, such Appointment shall not be-revocable within Five 5

Years after the same shall have been so made, except by the said

President and Governors as they shall see fit. Trustees hereto

XVIII. " And whereas Trustees have been nominated and fore appointed ' appointed at many of the Out-ports of England for similar at the several

• Purposes to those hereby provided under and by virtue of the Out-ports to be said' Act of His Majesty King George the Second; be it fursubject to the Provisions of

ther enacted, and it is hereby declared, That all such Trustees this Act. are to be deemed within and subject to the Provisions of this

Act in the same Manner as if they had been nominated, appointed, and confirmed under and by virtue thereof; and all such Trustees are hereby empowered to continue to act in their respective Trusts until the Twenty-sixth Day of December One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, or until new Trustees shall have been appointed, nominated, and confirmed by virtue

of this Act. The Corpora- XIX. • And whereas by Letters Patent bearing Date the Eightion of the • teenth Day of December in the Sixth Year of the Reign of Merchants Ven- .

King Edward the Sixth, certain Merchants therein named, and turers of Bristol appointed Trus

• their Successors, residing in the City and Port of Bristol, are tees for the ' incorporated by the Name of “ The Master, Wardens, and Duties, &c. re

Commonalty of Merchant Venturers of the City of Bristol," .ceived there; which said Society of Merchants are willing, for the Benefit

• of the Seamen employed on board Ships and Vessels in the • Service of Merchants and other Traders belonging to the said

City and Port, to undertake the Collection and Application • of the Duties payable under this Act at the said City and

Port, and to continue to exercise the Powers and Authorities • and to discharge the Trusts vested in them by the said Act of • the Twentieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second,

except so far as the same are varied or revoked by this Act; be it further enacted, That the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Treasurer of the said incorporated Society for the Time being shall be Trustees, and shall have and be vested with the like Powers and Authorities for collecting, recovering, receiving, and applying the said Duties of Two Shillings per Month and One Shilling per Month to be allowed, collected, and received

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by virtue of this Act at the said City and Port, and for taking, receiving, and applying any Sum or Šums of Money which shall be contributed, devised, or bequeathed by any well-disposed Persons for the Relief and Support of the Seamen employed in the Ships and Vessels belonging to the Merchants and Traders residing at the said City and Port, and their Widows and Children, as shall be entitled thereto by virtue of this Act, and to appoint and continue Receivers and other Officers for the Purposes aforesaid, as are given by this Act to the said President and Governors, according to such Rules, Orders, and Regulations as are or shall be established by virtue of this Act, or having been established by virtue of the said Act of the Reign of King George the Second, are not inconsistent with or revoked by the Provisions of this Act; and such Receivers and Officers shall have the same Powers and Authorities as the other Receivers and Officers appointed or continued by virtue of this Act, and shall be subject and liable to the same Penalties and Forfeitures ; and the and empowered said Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Treasurer shall also have to hold Lands Power to take, receive, and hold any Lands, Tenements, and for the Purpose Hereditaments in such Manner and for the like Purposes only of this Act. as the said President and Governors are by this Act or by the said Act of the Twentieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second empowered to take, receive, and hold Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

XX. And whereas the Guild or Brotherhood of Masters and The Guild of • Pilots Seamen of the Trinity House of the Town and Port of the Trinity

House of Kings· Kingston-upon-Hull are willing, for the Benefit of the Seamen employed on board Ships and Vessels in the Service of Mer

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appointed Trus• chants and other Traders belonging to the said Town and Port, tees for the "to undertake the Collection and Application of the said Duties Duties, &c. re' payable under this Act at the said Town and Port, and to ceived there. · continue to exercise the Powers and Authorities and discharge

the Trusts vested in them by the said Act of the Twentieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second; be it therefore enacted, That the Guild or Brotherhood of Masters and Pilots Seamen of the Trinity House of the Town and Port of Kingstonupon- -Hull for the Time being shall be Trustees, and shall have and be vested with the like Powers and Authorities for collecting, recovering, and applying the said Duties of Two Shillings per Month and One Shilling per Month to be paid at the said Town and Port, and for taking, receiving, and applying Bequests and Donations for the Purposes aforesaid, and for appointing and continuing Receivers and other Officers as are given and granted by virtue of this Act to the President and Governors aforesaid, according to such Rules, Orders, and Regulations as are or shall be established by virtue of this Act, or, being established under and by virtue of the said Act of the Twentieth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, are not inconsistent with or revoked by the Provisions of this Act; and such Reccivers and other Officers shall have the same Powers and Authorities as the other Receivers and Officers to be appointed or continued under this Act, and shall be subject to the like Penalties and Forfeitures, any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof notwithstanding. 4 & 5 GUL: IV,

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XXI. • And

The Ports of XXI. . And whereas it is expedient that the Port of the City
Glasgow, • of Glasgow, the Port of Greenock, and the Ports of Port Glas-
Greenock, and
Port Glasgow,

gow, Crawford's Dyke, Gourock, and their Dependencies, all &c. to be deemed

• situate and being on the River or Firth of Clyde in Scotland, One united shall be deemed and taken as One united Port for the Purposes Port, and

of this Act;' be it therefore enacted, That the said Port of Masters of Ships the City of Glasgow, the Port of Greenock, and the Ports of belonging there Port Glasgow, Crawford's Dyke, Gourock, and their Dependentees for collect- cies, all situate and being on the River or Firth of Clyde, shall, ing Duties, &c. for the Purposes of this Act, be held, deemed, and taken as

One united Port; and that it shall and may be lawful for the Owners, Masters, and Commanders of Ships and Vessels belonging to Persons residing at any of the said united Ports of Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Crawford's Dyke, Gourock, and their Dependencies, to assemble and meet at Glasgow, upon Notice given for that Purpose in the Manner herein-before directed, and such Owners, Masters, and Commanders, or the greater Part of them, being so assembled, are hereby authorized and empowered from Time to Time to make Bye Laws, and elect and appoint Fifteen Persons to be Trustees for such united Port, of whom Five shall be resident at each of the said Ports of Glasgow, Greenock, and Port Glasgow, for the purposes of this Act; and which said Trustees shall be invested with all the Powers and Authorities that are given and granted by virtue of this Act to the Trustees of any other Out-port, and shall have and be vested with full Power and Authority for recovering, collecting, receiving, and applying all such Rates and Duties as may be deemed adequate for the Relief of the sick, worn-out, and decayed Seamen belonging to the said Ports and their Dependencies, and their Widows and Families, not exceeding in the whole the said Duties of Two Shillings per Month and One Shilling per Month, to be allowed, collected, and received by virtue of this Act at the said united Ports of Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Crawford's Dyke, Gourock, and their Dependencies, and for taking, receiving, and applying any Sum or Sums of Money which may have been or shall be contributed by any well-disposed Persons, or which may have been or shall be otherwise collected for the Relief and Support of the Seamen employed in the Ships and Vessels belonging to the Merchants and Traders residing at the said united Ports of Glasgow, Greenock, Port Glasgow, Crawford's Dyke, Gourock, and their Dependencies or either of them, and their Widows and Children, as shall be entitled thereto by virtue of this Act, any thing herein contained

to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. Trustees of Out- XXII. And be it further enacted, That all and every the Trusports to transmit tees for the several Out-ports who now are or shall be appointed Account of the under and by virtue of the Act of the Twentieth Year of the yearly Receipts Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Second, or of ture to President this Act, shall and they are hereby required to transmit annually, and Governors. within Sixty Days after every Thirty-first Day of December in

every Year, to the said President and Governors, a true and correct Account of the Receipts and Expenditure during the Year of such their several Trusts, conformable to a Form or Plan to be prescribed and forwarded by the said President and Governors, under the Penalty of Twenty Pounds, to be recovered and recoverable before a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace as other Penalties given by this Act; and that such Account of the Receipts and Expenditure of such Trustees, together with an Account of the Receipts and Expenditure of such President and Governors, shall be annually laid before the Honourable the House of Commons.

XXIII. And be it further enacted, That nothing herein con- Collectors aptained shall be construed to extend to oblige the Receivers or pointed by said Collectors of the said Duty appointed by the Trustees of any Trustees not of the said respective Out-ports to send the Duplicates of the obliged to

send Duplicate Muster Rolls hereby directed to be delivered to the Receivers

of Muster Rolls and Collectors of the said Duties, in the Manner herein-before to the President mentioned, to the said President and Assistants or Committees, and Assistants. for any Vessels belonging to the Ports where such Payment shall be made, but such Duplicates shall be delivered by such Collectors or Receivers to the said respective Trustees, and to be by them filed and preserved for their Use and Inspection.

XXIV. Provided always, and be it hereby declared, That no No Scaman to Seaman or other Person employed on board any Merchant Ship, have the Benefit Steam Packets, or other private Ship or Vessel shall be entitled of this Act un

less he pays the to receive any Provision or Benefit by virtue of this Act, at the

Duty. Port of London or elsewhere, unless he be subject or liable to the said Duty hereby imposed, and shall pay the same when and where the same shall be required of him by virtue of this Act.

XXV. Provided also, and be it hereby declared, That those Those who have Seamen who shall have been longest in the said Service, and served longest contributed most towards the said Duties, shall be first provided to be first profor as worn out or decrepit.

vided for. XXVI. “And whereas it may happen that Seamen or other Maimed Seamen Persons employed on board Ships or Vessels may by Accident to be provided in loading or unloading the same, or otherwise by doing such for at the Port

where the Acci* Duty on shore as well as on board such Ships or Vessels, re

dent happens. • ceive such Hurt or Damage that it may endanger their Lives • to send them to the Port to which the Slips or Vessels respec

tively belong;' be it therefore further enacted, That in case any Seaman or other Person employed on board any Merchant Ship or private Ship or Vessel shall, in doing his Duty on shore, or on board any such Ship or Vessel while in a Port other than that to which the said Ship or Vessel shall belong, break an Arm or Leg, or be otherwise hurt or maimed, so that it is necessary that immediate Care should be taken of him, it shall and may be lawful for the said President and Governors at the Port of London, and the respective Trustees for the Out-ports, as the Case may be, and they are hereby required, to provide proper Relief for every such Seaman or other Person that shall be so hurt or maimed at their respective Ports, until he shall be so well recovered from such Hurt or Damage as to be removed and sent with Safety to the Port to which the Ship or Vessel in which such Seaman was at the Time of the Accident employed shall belong; and the Expence of relieving and maintaining such Seaman until he be so removed as aforesaid, and also the Expence of removing him, not exceeding Two-pence per Mile, shall be repaid to the said President and Governors at the Port of London,

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or to the Trustees, if any, for the respective Out-port at which the Accident shall have happened, by the Trustees of the Port

to which such Ship or Vessel shall belong. Disabled Sea

XXVII. And be it further enacted, That in case any Seaman men having

or other Person shall serve Five Years or more on board Merserved and paid Five Years to

chant or other Ships or Vessels belonging to different Ports, and be provided for shall have paid the Monthly Duties for that entire Period, and where they have shall have become decrepit and worn out, and adjudged either contributed by the said President and Assistants or Committees, or by the

Trustees at any of the Out-ports, a proper Object of Relief, such
Person shall be provided for and relieved at the Port where he
shall have contributed and paid the greatest Part of the said
Duties for the last Five Years of his Service, any thing herein

contained to the contrary notwithstanding. Seamen who XXVIII. · And whereas it may happen that Seamen or other have been ship- • Persons employed in the Merchant Service within the Limits wrecked, or • of this Act may be shipwrecked, or taken by the Enemies of made Prisoners

• His Majesty, and on their Return from Shipwreck or Imprisonby the Enemy, may be relieved.

' ment may be returning with Passes to the Places of their re

spective Abodes ;' be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for the said President and Governors, or the respective Trustees, if they think fit, to relieve any such Seaman or other

Person in such Manner as they shall think proper. Where regular XXIX. • And whereas there may be some Circumstances Certificates

wherein some of the respective Certificates herein-before men-, cannot be ob

' tioned cannot be obtained ;' be it therefore enacted, That in tained, others

all Cases where the Certificates directed to be produced by this may be admitted.

Act for the Purpose of entitling the Parties producing the sam
to Relief and Support cannot be obtained, such other Certificates
as shall be satisfactory to the said President and Governors or
Trustees respectively shall be received and allowed so as to en-
title the Party producing the same to the Pensions or other Relief

provided by this Act. Wages of de- XXX. And be it further enacted, That all and every Sum and ceased Seamen

Sums of Money which shall be due for Wages to any Seaman, to be paid to the Mariner, or other Person hired or engaged on board any British Trustees of the Port, on Ship's Merchant Ship in any

Port or Ports in Great Britain or Ireland, Arrival, to the who shall have died on board during the Voyage, shall within Use of the Three Months after the Arrival of such Merchant Ship in any Executor, &c.

Port or Ports of Great Britain and Ireland, be paid to the Trustees of the said Port to be appointed in pursuance of this Act, or to the Receiver or Collector or other authorized Agent of the said President and Governors, where there are no such Trustees, to and for the Use of the Executor or Executors, Administrator or Administrators of the Seaman, Mariner, or other Person so. dying; and in case no Claim shall be made on the said Trustees by the Executors or Administrators of such Seaman, on account of such Wages, within One Year after the same shall have been paid over as aforesaid, that then the said Trustees of the said. Port shall remit the same to the Collector or Receiver of the said President and Governors, or other their authorized Agent at the Port of London, in such Manner and at such Times as the said President and Governors shall direct, to and for the Use of the Executor or Executors, Administrator or Administrators of

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