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the doing and performing the like Acts, Matters, and Things required by this Act, observing therein the Period or Limitation

of Time expressed in this Act. Persons intend- XXVII. And be it enacted, That every Person who is hereby ing to compound declared to be competent to compound under this Act, and shall to give Notice be desirous so to do, shall, on or before the Fifth Day of April thercof, together One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five in England, and on with a Statement

or before the Term of Whitsunday in the same Year in Scotland, of Composition.

deliver or cause to be delivered, free of Charge, to the Surveyor of the District acting for the Parish or Place where such Person shall reside, a Notice in Writing according to the Form in the Schedule to this Act annexed, declaring his Intention to take the Benefit of this Act, which Notice shall be signed, and bear Date on the Day of such Signature, by such Person (or by some authorized Agent on his Behalf, residing in such District, and declaring therein the Place of his Residence,) in the Presence of One or more of the Assessors or Collectors of the said Duties for the same Parish or Place where the Person intending to compound shall reside, or in the Presence of such Surveyor, who respectively shall attest such Signature by signing the same with his proper Name; and

such Notice shall contain the Number and Description of the Articles on which such Person shall intend to compound, which Notices shall be in the Form in the Schedule to this Act annexed; and all such Notices shall and may be retained in the Hands of the said Surveyors respectively until the Expiration of Two Calendar Months after Delivery thereof; and every such Surveyor shall carefully and diligently inspect and examine every Assessment, and every Contract of Composition entered into under the said former Acts relating to the Person so applying respectively, and also the Notices delivered by such Persons under the said Acts to discontinue any increased Establishment set up under any such Contract, or any Part thereof, and after such Examination thereof every such Surveyor shall from Time to Time, within the said Period of Two Calendar Months, deliver the same to and therewith certify to the respective Commissioners authorized by this Act to contract for such Compositions for the Parishes or Places where such Applications shall have been made, either his Satisfaction with the Notices delivered in such Cases, or his Objection thereto, together with the particular Article or Articles omitted, and the Amount of Duty on which such Composition ought to be made; and no Composition shall be entered into or renewed in any of the Cases so objected to until a full and complete Return shall be made of every Article chargeable with Duty on which the Composition ought to be made under the Provisions of this Act; and every Composition entered into or renewed contrary to the Provisions of this Act shall be void and of no effect, and the Person entering into or renewing the same shall be liable to Assessment according to the Provisions of the Acts in force relating to Assessed Taxes, as if no Composition had been entered into or renewed, and to the Charge of the respective Surveyors to be made under the Authority and subject to the Provisions of the said last-mentioned Acts.

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XXVIII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That in every Errors or MisCase where by any Error or Mistake the just Amount of Duty takes in Comon which the Person compounding ought to compound, or the positions may additional Rate thereon, shall not be duly inserted or calculated in the Contract of Composition, it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes, by Certificate under the Hands of any Two or more of them directed to the Commissioners of the Division by whom such Composition was made, to cause the same to be amended, or a new Contract made and executed, in such Manner as may seem to them expedient to obviate such Error or Mistake, and conformable to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act; and the said respective Commissioners to whom such Certificate shall be directed shall cause the same to be amended accordingly.

XXIX. And be it enacted, That all the Monies arising by Com- The Monies positions entered into or renewed under the said former Acts arising by Com or this Act (the necessary Charges of raising and accounting positions to be for the same excepted) shall from Time to Time be paid into paid into the the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, to the Fund. Account of Assessed Taxes in Great Britain, and shall be carried to and made Part of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

XXX. And be it enacted, That the Word “ Horse" or Construction of “ Horses,” wherever the same occurs in this Act, shall respec

Words, tively be construed to mean and include any Mare or Gelding or Mares or Geldings, as well as any Horse or Horses; and that wherever in this Act any Word is used importing the Singular Number or Masculine Gender only, yet such Word importing the Singular Number shall be construed to extend and be applied to several Persons or Things as well as to One Person or Thing, and such Word importing the Masculine Gender shall be construed to extend and be applied to Females as well as Males, unless in the several Cases aforesaid, or any of them, it be otherwise specially provided, or there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant to such Constructions.

XXXI. And be it enacted, That the Schedule hereunto Schedule anannexed shall be deemed a Part of this Act, as if the same had nexed to be been inserted herein under a special Enactment : Provided deemned Part of always, that it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of this Act. Act to use the said Form, as well where the Composition shall How Form comprise all the Duties therein mentioned, or a Part or Parts shall be used. thereof only, striking out all such Part or Parts thercof as may not relate to the Dutics not intended to be included therein.

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The SCHEDULE to which this Act refers.

of

No. 1.
Notice to be used by Persons desirous of compounding for their

Assessed Taxes.
To

Surveyor acting for the Parish

in the Division of in the County of

and to the Commissioners acting for the said Division. Take Notice, That I am desirous of compounding for Assessed Taxes under the Powers, Conditions, and Provisions of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth on my Establishment in the said of

; the Particulars of which are as follows; viz'.

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And that I will attend to execute and receive the Contract of my Composition when required by the Commissioners. Signed the

Day of

183.
Witness
Assessor or Collector of the
above-named Parish.

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No. 2.
Notice to be used by Persons desirous of renewing their former

Composition.
To the Commissioners acting for the Division of

in the County of

Take Notice, That I am desirous of renewing my former Compositions for my Assessed Taxes, under the Powers, Conditions, and Provisions of an Act passed in the Fifth Year of the Reiga of King William the Fourth, and that I will attend to execute and receive the Contract of my Composition when required by you.

The following is a true and complete List of the Establishment

kept by me in the Year commencing from the 5th Day of April 1834.

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No. 3. Notice to be used by Persons entitled to compound on a lesser Establish.

ment than is comprised in their former Composition. To

Surveyor acting for the Parish of

in the Division of the County of

and to the Commissioners acting for the said Division. Take Notice, That I have, before the Sixth Day of April 1834, laid down Part of my Establishment on which I have compounded, enumerated in the following Schedules, and I am desirous of compounding for the reduced Establishment now kept by me, and on which I have compounded, also enumerated in the said Schedule.

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And that I will attend to execute and receive the Contract of my Composition when required by the Commissioners.

Signed the

Day of

183.

Witness

Assessor or Collector of the

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above.named Parish.

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