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Composition to be made or renewed under the same, in which excepted Cases further or increased Charges shall and may be made, and the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures incurred under any of the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes shall and may be sued for, prosecuted, and recovered, according to the Provisions of the said several Acts, as fully and effectually as if no such Composition had been made or renewed under this Act.

XVII. And be it enacted, That every Person who shall be As to Persons assessed for any Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other chargeable assessed in Two Articles aforesaid, for the Year ending the Fifth Day of April One Places, or who

have compoundthousand eight hundred and thirty-five,'in Two or more Places in

ed under former Great Britain, or who shall be assessed for that Year, or shall Acts in Places have compounded under the said former Acts in a different place where they are than where he is entitled to compound under this Act, shall not entitled to deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Commissioners to whom compound under

this Act. such Application to compound shall be made a Certificate or Certificates under the Hands of the respective Surveyors of the Districts where he shall be so assessed or have compounded under the said Acts, containing the Particulars of such Assessment or Composition in every such other Division or Place, according to such Forms as shall be devised by the Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes pursuant to this Act ; and every Composition entered into or renewed contrary to the Provisions before mentioned shall be vacated and made of no effect by the Judgment of the Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes, on due Proof before them by like Certificate of any such Assessment for the said Year, or of any Composition, under the said Acts, which respectively shall not have been certified to the Commissioners, Parties to any such Composition, nor comprised therein, unless it shall be proved to their Satisfaction respectively that the same has arisen by Error or Mistake; in which Cases the said Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes respectively may consent that a new Composition shall be entered into, to take effect from the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirtyfive.

XVIII. And be it enacted, That every Person compounding Compounders as aforesaid, or renewing any Composition under this Act, shall not liable to be freed and discharged from any Penalty or Penalties contained Penalty of Asin the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes imposed on Persons for sessed Tax Acts, Nonperformance of any Matter or Thing required by the said for Concealment Acts to be done by Persons chargeable to the Duties contained to evade Assesstherein, during the Term herein limited, save and except that ment of Duty, every such Person who in his Return made under the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes shall conceal any Servant, Carriage, Horse, or other Article herein enumerated, whereby he shall have escaped Assessment for such Servant, Carriage, Horse, or other Article aforesaid, for the Year ending the Fifth Day? of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, or who in any Statement, List, or Declaration to be delivered under this Act shall conceal any such Article, so that he shall not have caused the same to be comprised in his Composition under this Act, shall be liable to the like Penalty as if such Person had not compounded, and had continued liable to Assessment under the said Acts relating to Assessed Taxes.

XIX. And

Persons occupy

XIX. And be it enacted, That if any person who shall not ing Houses or compound under this Act shall, after the Fifth Day of April One keeping Articles thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, retain or keep for his compounded for by other

own Use any Article chargeable with any Duty under the Acts Persons, or set relating to Assessed Taxes, which hath been compounded for up by other

by any other Person, or which hath been set up, retained, used,

employed, or kept by such other Person under his Composition, colour of the

or under colour or pretence thereof, the same Article continuing Composition, liable to Duty.

to belong to the Person so compounding, and which hath not
been compounded for by the Person so retaining, using, employ.
ing, or keeping the said Article chargeable as aforesaid, nor
under his Composition, every such Person so retaining, using,
employing, or keeping for his own Use any such Article as
aforesaid shall be liable to an Assessment in respect

of
any

such Article as aforesaid in like Manner and to the like Amount as

if the same Article had belonged to him, and as if no Composition Intent to de had been made by such other Person; and on due Proof before fraud, Treble the Commissioners that the same hath been done with Intent to the Amount of defraud the Revenue, every such Person shall be assessed in Duty.

Treble the Amount of Duty payable as aforesaid. Persons procur

XX. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall by Fraud or ing a Contract Covin cause or procure the Assessment on which any Contract to be entered

of Composition shall be entered into under this Act to be made into to a less

on a lesser Amount of Duty than ought to be charged on Amount than ought to be in- him, or by any the Ways or Means in this Act mentioned shall cluded, the Con- cause or procure any Contract of Composition under this Act tract to be void, to be entered into, or any Contract of Composition entered into and the Offender under the said former Acts or any of them to be renewed under to forfeit 501.

this Act, on a lesser Amount of Duty than ought to be included in the Contract of Composition under this Act, every Contract so entered into or renewed under this Act shall be void and of no effect; and every Person so offending shall forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be sued for, recovered, and applied as any Penalty contained in the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes may

be sued for, recovered, and applied. Persons having

XXI. And be it enacted, That no Composition for Assessed diminished their Taxes shall be entered into or renewed under this Act with any Establishment Person who shall have resided out of Great Britain before the during their

passing of this Act for a temporary Purpose only, and who shall Residence out

have ceased to be assessed to the said Duties, or shall hav of Great Britain not entitled

been assessed to a lesser Amount, during such his Residence to compound.

out of Great Britain, and who shall be assessed to the said Duties on a lesser Amount than he was assessed before his Departure from Great Britain for the said Year ending the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, nor with any Person who shall be out of Great Britain at the Time

of executing this Act. In Cases of

XXII. And be it enacted, That any Person residing within Sickness, Per- Great Britain may, in Cases of Sickness or Infirmity, or other sons may sign reasonable Cause, with the Consent of the said respective Comtheir Contracts missioners, execute such Contract in the Presence of the Colin the Presence lectors of Assessed Taxes, or One of them, acting for the Parish of the Collector.

or Place where the Person compounding shall reside, any thing in the said former Acts or this Act to the contrary notwith

standing : standing : Provided also, that every such Collector shall testify the Execution of such Contract by signing the same in the Presence of the Party so contracting : Provided also, that any Person duly assessed in Great Britain for the Year ending the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, and entitled to compound under this Act, but residing in Ireland at the Time of executing the Contract of his or her Composition by the respective Commissioners under this Act, may execute such Contract by his or her lawful Attorney duly constituted, the said Power of Attorney being first delivered to the said respective Commissioners for that Purpose, wliich Contract so executed shall be of the like Force and Effect as if the Party compounding had personally executed the same.

XXIII. And be it enacted, That every Composition entered Compositions into or renewed under this Act in respect of Servants, Carriages, with Persons Horses, or other Articles before enumerated, with

afterwards sicany Person

ceeding to herein-after described, shall cease and determine at the respec- Estates, and tive Times herein-after mentioned ; (that is to say,) if any Per- kceping larger son who shall compound or renew any Composition under this Establishments, Act shall afterwards come into Possession of any Estate, Real to cease, with

Power to comor Personal, or become entitled to the Rents or Profits of any Estate, Real or Personal, upon the Death of any Person, whether pound on the by Descent, Gift, or Settlement, or by virtue or in pursuance of any Devise or Legacy, or under the Statute for the Distribution of Estates of Intestates, and shall thereupon retain any Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other Articles aforesaid forming the Establishment of the Person so dying, or shall keep any other Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other Articles aforesaid of the same Description, and chargeable to the like Duties by the said Acts relating to Assessed Taxes, in lieu and in the place of the like Articles kept by the Person so dying, or any Part thereof, or who at any Time after he shall come into the Possession of or be entitled unto the Rents or Profits of any such Estate by any the Means aforesaid, and during the Term herein limited for the Continuance of such Compositions as last aforesaid, begin to keep any greater Number of Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other Articles aforesaid than hath been compounded for by him, the Duties on which increased Number, according to the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes, amount unto One Fourth Part of the Amount of Duty so compounded for, then and in every such Case the Compositions entered into under this Act by any such Person herein-before described shall respectively cease and determine at the End of the Year of Assessment, according to the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes, in which any such Increase of his Establishment shall take place ; also if any Person shall intermarry after entering into or renewing any Composition under this Act, and entered into by the Husband and Wife, or either of them, and the Husband shall by such Marriage come into the Possession or to the Use or Enjoyment of the Rents or Profits of any Estate, Real or Personal, belonging to his Wife before Marriage, whether upon such Marriage the Husband shall acquire any interest in Law or Equity in such Estate or not,

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or whether the said Estate shall remain in or be vested to the sole Use of the Wife or not, in case the Husband shall upon such Marriage retain or keep any Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other Articles herein enumerated, kept by or belonging to his Wife before Marriage, or in case the Wife shall after such Marriage retain her former Establishment, or any Part thereof, or in case the Husband or Wife shall upon such Marriage begin to keep any other Servants, Carriages, Horses, or other Articles herein enumerated, of the same Description and chargeable to the like Duties by the said Acts relating to Assessed Taxes, in lieu and in the place of the Establishment of the Wife before Marriage or any Part thereof, or so that the separate Establishment of either Husband or Wife, or their joint Establishment, would have been assessable on the Husband if no Composition had been entered into or renewed, to an Amount of Duty exceeding One Fourth Part of such Composition, then and in every such Case the Composition entered into or renewed under this Act by any such Persons, or either of them, so intermarrying and keeping any such Establishment as aforesaid, shall cease and determine at the End of the Year of Assessment in which such increased Establishment shall begin to be kept ; but nevertheless it shall be lawful for the respective Commissioners in every such Case, after such Person shall have made a bond fide Return of the greatest Number of Servants, Carriages, Horses, and other Articles of his or her Establishment charged with any Duty of Assessed Taxes, according to the Laws in force relating to the said Taxes, for the Year next after the Determination of such Composition, in order to an Assessment thereon for that Year, and who shall be duly assessed for that Year to his or her Assessed Taxes, to contract and enter into Composition de novo with any such Person for the Remainder of the Term then to come and unexpired on the Amount so assessed on him or her for that Year, together with the additional Duty hereby granted on the Amounts of other Assessments to be compounded for under

this Act. Commissioners XXIV. And be it enacted, That the several Persons who for and other the Time being shall be Commissioners for putting in execution Officers acting the Acts relating to Assessed Taxes shall be Commissioners for under the for

putting in execution this Act, and the Powers herein referred to mer Composition Acts to

or contained, in all and every the respective Counties, Ridings, act in like Divisions, Shires, and Stewartries, Cities, Boroughs, Cinque Ports, Manner in the Towns, and Places in Great Britain ; and the several Assessors, Execution of Collectors, Surveyors, Inspectors, and Inspectors General for the this Act.

Time being, appointed or to be appointed to put into execution the said Acts, shall respectively be Assessors, Collectors, Surveyors, Inspectors, and Inspectors General to put into execution this Act within the Limits of their respective Divisions, Districts, and Places to which they are or shall be appointed; and the respective Commissioners and other Persons authorized by the said former Acts to contract and agree for such Compositions, or to do or perform any other Matter or Thing for carrying the said Acts into execution, shall severally and respectively contract and agree for the Compositions to be entered into or

renewed renewed under this Act, and shall do and perform all such other Matters and Things as are required to be done and performed in the Execution of this Act, within the Limits of their respective Jurisdictions; and all the Powers and Authorities given and granted to them by or under the said former Acts or any of them shall and they are hereby declared to be revived and continued, for and during the Term herein limited, in as ample and effectual Manner as if the same Powers and Authorities were expressly re-enacted by this Act, and shall severally be applied, construed, deemed, and taken to belong to this Act, as Part thereof, in like Manner as if the same had been herein respectively given, granted, and applied by this Act; and the said Commissioners and others before mentioned are hereby empowered and required to do and perform all Things necessary for putting this Act in execution in the like and in as full and ample a Manner as they or any of them are or were authorized to put in execution the said former Acts.

XXV. And be it enacted, That all and every the Provisions, Provisions of Directions, Rules, Regulations, Methods, Clauses, Penalties, former Acts to Matters, and Things contained in any former Act or Acts, and remain in force. now in force, although expressly applied to the Compositions made or renewed under the said Acts or any of them, shall severally and respectively be construed and deemed to apply to the Compositions to be entered into or renewed under this Act, and (except where other Provisions, Directions, Rules, Regulations, Methods, Clauses, Penalties, Matters, and Things are substituted in and by this Act,) shall severally and respectively be used and practised in ascertaining the Amount on which any Composition is to be made, and the additional Rate to be imposed thereon, and in doing and performing all other Matters and Thing necessary for carrying this Act into execution, and shall be construed, deemed, and taken to belong to this Act, as Part thereof, and shall respectively be applied and enforced for the raising, levying, paying, and accounting for the Monies to arise under this Act, and for the Prevention and Punishment of Fraud, Imposition, and Evasion, in like Manner as if the same were severally repeated in and expressly applied to the Provisions of this Act ; and where other Provisions, Directions, Rules, Regulations, Methods, Clauses, Penalties, Matters, or Things are sub. stituted by this Act in lieu of any Provisions, Directions, Rules, Regulations, Methods, Clauses, Penalties, Matters, or Things contained in the said former Acts, the same respectively shall be construed, used, and applied in such Manner and to the like Effect in all respects as if the said former Acts and this Act had been incorporated, and as if this Act had expressly abrogated and made void the several Parts of the said former Acts in lieu whereof any Part or Parts of this Act are or is substituted.

XXVI. And be it enacted, That where the said former Acts Limitation of contain any Period or Limitation of Time for the doing or per- Time for exeforming of any Act, Matter, or Thing therein required, the Powers cuting Powers and Authorities of the said Acts shall be used and practised for of former. Acts

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