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To regulate the Times of Payment of Rates and Taxes by

Parliamentary Electors, and the Registration of Persons
claiming to be rated to the Relief of the Poor, and to
abolish the Stamp Duty on the Admission of Freemen.

[Note.-The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted in

the Committee.]

Preamble,

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HER EDS it is expedient to make further regulation as

to the payment of Rates and Taxes by persons whose names have been once registered as Voters in the Election of Members of

Parliament, and as to the registration of persons claiming to be rated
5 to the relief of the poor, and to abolish the Stamp Duty payable on

the admission of Freemen in Boroughs returning Members to Parlia-
nient; BE it enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent MA-
JESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual

and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
10 and by the Authority of the same, THAT after the passing of this Act, Rates and

Taxes of Perno person whose name is or shall be upon the Register for the time sons already

on the Regisbeing, as entitled to vote in the election of a Member or Members to serve in Parliament for any city, town or borough in England, shall mentary

be required, in order to entitle him to have his name inserted in any Boroughs, 15 List of such Voters for that city, town or borough for the following paid beyond

the 11th day year, to have paid any Poor Rates or Assessed Taxes, except such as

of the previshall have become payable from him previously to the Eleventh day of October in the preceding year; and that every person who shall claim to be rated to the relief of the poor, shall for the purpose of registration be deemed to have been rated from the period at which the rate shall have been made in respect of which he shall have claimed

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Parliamentary Electors

and Freemen.

Freeman in any

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to be rated, notwithstanding the making of any subsequent rate or
rates in which his name shall be omitted.

any
And be it Enacted, That after the passing of this Act no Stamp
Duty shall be chargeable on the admission of
city, town or borough in England, returning a Member or Members
to serve in Parliament.

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AN ACT to continue certain Patent Commissions until the

Exhibition of the Commissions revoking them.

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HEREAS sundry persons have been and are in the exer- Preamble.

cise of judicial and other offices and employments within Her Majesty's Colonies and Possessions beyond the Seas, under and

by virtue of Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the United King5 dom of Great Britain and Ireland, determinable at the pleasure of

Her Majesty : And whereas by law such offices and employments cease and determine immediately upon the revocation of such Letters Patent, or the issue of new Letters Patent for the grant of the same

offices and employments respectively: And whereas, by reason of the 10 remoteness of divers of such Colonies and Possessions, it hath been

found necessary that the Judges and others holding and exercising such offices and employments under such Letters Patent as aforesaid should continue in the exercise of the powers and authorities

thereby vested in them after the revocation thereof or the issue of such 15 new Letters Patent, and until such revocation or issue of such new

Letters Patent should be signified and made known within the said Colonies and Possessions, in the same manner as if the same had not determined ; be it Enacted, by The QUEEN's most Excellent

MAJESTY, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual 20 and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,

and by the Authority of the same, THAT all the powers and autho- All powers, rities which, at any time before the passing of this Act, shall have

persons acting been vested, or which shall hereafter become vested, in any person Letters Patent

exercising or who shall have exercised any office or employment in the Colo25 during Her Majesty's pleasure, within Her Majesty's Colonies and till Grant of

Possessions beyond the Seas, by virtue of any Letters Patent under Patent shall the Great Seal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, made known

&c. vested in

in the Colonies to which they relate.

shall be deemed to have continued and to continue in full force and
virtue until new Letters Patent under the Great Seal aforesaid shall
have been granted for the revocation of such Letters Patent, or the
grant of such office or employment, and until the grant of such new
Letters Patent shall have been signified and made known within the 5
Colony or Possession of Her Majesty beyond the Seas to which the
same relates, so that the same, if granted after the passing of this Act,
be so signified and made known within the said Colony or Possession
within Six calendar Months after the grant thereof, unless such
Colony or Possession be to the eastward of Bengal in the East Indies, 10
or to the westward of Cape Horn in South America, and in such
case within Nine calendar Months, and that all things which shall
have been done in the meantime sha!l be as good and as effectual in
law, and the several persons exercising or who shall have exercised
the said offices and employments shall be deemed to have continued 15
and to continue in the meantime entitled to all the privileges and
emoluments of the same, as fully as if such Letters Patent had not
been vacated or made void.

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To amend the Law for regulating the Hours of receiving

and delivering Goods and Chattels as Pawns in Pawn-
brokers' Shops.

[Note.-- The Words printed in Italics are proposed to be inserted

in the Committee.]

HEREAS it is expedient that amendment should be Preamble.

made in the hours within which the business of a Pawnbroker may be lawfully carried on:

5

fortieth years

And whereas by an Act of Parliament made in the thirty-ninth and

years of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Third, intituled, " An Act for the better regulating the Business of Pawnbrokers,” it is enacted, that no Pawnbroker should receive or take in any goods by way of pawn before Eight of the clock in the

forenoon, or after Eight of the clock in the evening, between Michael-
10 mas-day and Lady-day following, or before Seven of the clock in

the forenoon, or after Nine of the clock in the evening during the
remainder of the year, excepting only until Eleven on Saturdays, and
the evenings preceding Good Friday, Christmas-day and every
Fast-day;

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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 from and after the Twenty- Limiting
ninth day of September next after the passing of this Act no Pawn- which Pawn-
broker shall receive or take in, or permit or suffer to be received
or taken in, any goods or chattels by way of pawn, pledge, or in Pledges.

hours between

brokers are to receive

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