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Ordinance No. 17 of 1864, and also of making up the new Streets
2. The Colonial Receiver-General for and on behalf of the Colonial Re.
ceiver. General Colony, shall issue Bonds in the form annexed hereto, or as near to issne Bonds thereto as circumstances admit, each payable to bearer for such bearing inter. sum as the Governor shall approve, to an amount not exceering in the whole One Hundred Thousand Dollars, and bearing interest payable balf-yearly at the rate of six per ceptum per annum, and which Bouds shall be payable respectively at such times as the Governor shall approve, not exceeding in any case twenty years from the date of issue.
3. All the Colonial Revenues pot specially appropriated by any Security for Ordinance already in force shall be held and are hereby declared Loan on Colo.
nial Revenuos. to be pledged for the payment of the Interest and Principal to be. come due in respect of the said Bonds.
4. In case any Bond issued under this Ordinance shall by acci. Defaced Bond dent be defaced, the Colonial Receiver-General may issue a new may be ro
5. The Colonial Receiver General, on proof to his satisfaction, Lost Bond that any bond issued under this Ordinance has by accident been placed. For if lost or destroyed before the same shall have been paid off, may, if due paid off. the number and amount of such Bond shall be ascertained, and upon being furnished with due security for inde unifying him for any loss to which the Colony may at any time be subjected by reason thereof, issue a new Bond corresponding with the lost or destroyed Bond, or if any Bond when so lost or destroyed shall be overdue, way cause the money due thereupon to be paid off and discharged.
6. The moneys to be raised under this Ordinance shall be lent Application of and advanced by the Colonial Receiver-General to the Mayor and the Luan and Town Council of Georgetown, for the purposes aforesaid, in such thereof by the
Mayor and amounts Town Couden.
amounts respectively as the Governor shall from time to time be pleased to direct, and the whole amount of the said Loan shall be repaid by the Mayor and Town Council of Georgetown to the Colonial Receiver-General, for and on behalf of the Colony, with interest at the rate aforesaid, in twenty years from the date of the advance, by hall.yearly payments on the first day of January and July in each year, and in the manner following, that is to say, during the first two years they shall pay interest half-yearly on the entire capital of the Loan, and during the next eighteen years they sball pay by half-yearly instalments the said capital, together with the interest on such portions thereof as may be then outstaading
7. The Colonial Receiver-General, for and on behalf of the Preferent lien Colony, shall have and is hereby declared to have a preferent lien on the Muni- upon the property, revenues, rates and taxes, of the Mayor and cipal Rates and Property,
Town Council of George'own, subject t) any existing liens thereon, for repayment of the said Loans with interest in the manner and by the instalments aforesaid.
8. Iu case of default of payment by the Mayor and Town Right of Re- Council of any one or more of the said instalments as and when the covery by Summary
same shall respectively fall due and become payable, the Colonial Execution, Receiver. General, for and on behalf of the Colony, may proceed
forth with by parate or summary execution against the Mayor and Town Council, and levy upon the property, revenues, rates and taxes of the said Corporation, and recover from the sale thereof the amount of every such unpaid instalment with interest.
9. The preferent lien hereby created in favour of the Colony Lien to con shall continue in full force and effect until the whole amount of the tinue until Loan repaid. said Loan shall have been repaid by the Mayor and Town Council,
with interest, to the Colonial Receiver-General.
10. This Ordinance shall come into operation and take effect on Commence the publication thereof. want of Orija 19000.
BRITISH GUIANA. Ordinance No. 2, of 1865.
SECTION 2.-" The Colonial Receiver-General, for and on behalf of the Colony, shall issue Bonds in the form annexed here. to or ag gear thereto as circumstances admit, each payable to bearer for such sum as the Governor shall approve, to an amourt rot exceeding in the whole One Hundred Thousand Dollars, and bearing in. terest payable half-yearly at the rate of six per cen. tum per annum,
and which Bouds shall be pay. able respectively at such times as the Governor shall approve, pot exceed. ing in any case twenty Fears from the date of issue.
1, the Colonial Receiver-General of British Guiana, in virtue of the power and authority vested in me, under Ordinance No. 2, of the year 1865, do bereby acknowledge to owe to
or bearer, the sum of payable at my office on the
18 with interest at the rate of Six per Centum per annum, payable half-yearly at the same place on the successive first days of July and January next ensuing the date of this Bond.
For the punctual payment of the Interest half-yearly and of the Capital when due, the Colonial Revenues of British Guiana are pledged as Security under the provisions of the said Ordinance No. 2, of the year 1865, passed by the Governor and the Honorable Court of Policy of the said Colony.
AN ORDINANCE TO EXPLAIN AND AMEND THE LAW RE- [Ord. 3 anno
Enacted 9th February, 1865, published the 11th follow. ing, came into operation on publication.
[FRANCIS HINCKS, Governor.] WHEREAS in and by the 37th Section of Ordinance No. 27, Preamblo. of the year 1846, it is enacted that every Session of the Supreme
Court of Criminal Justice shall and may be had and holden by and before any one or more of the Judges of the Supreme Courts of British Guiana, in the same manuer, and with the same powers and authority as any Judge of Assize, or of oyer and terminer, or of gaol delivery, is wont and accustomed to have and to hold any criminal session in any part of England; and whereas the gaols which are thereby intended to be delivered are not named in any Ordinance now in force, and it is expedient to specify the several gaols to be so delivered at such sessions, and also the persons in custody who shall be entitled to the benefit of such gaol delivery; and whereas it is fur: her expedient to make special provision with respect to the place of confinement for prisoners, commonly kuown as the Convict Depot, and to provide for the establishment of other gaols within the Colooy, if at any time it shall be deemed desirable to erect the same: Be it therefore enacted by Ilis Excellency the Governor of British Guiana, with the advice and consent of the Court of Policy thereof, as follows :
The County Gaols to bo delivered.
1. The Gaols which shall be delivered at the respective Sessions of the Supreme Court of Criminal Justice held in and for the several Counties of the Colony, shall be the respective County Gaols, that is to say, the Gaols of George Town, Capoey, and New Amsterdam, and no other : Provided that it shall be lawful for the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Court of Policy, at any time, to establish by Proclamation to be published in the Official Gazette, the County Gaol in and for the County of Essequebo at some place in said County other than Capoey, and.tbereupon the Gaol so established shall be deemed to be and considered the County Gaol of Essequebo.
2. The keeper of each of the said County Gaols, shall, on the Gaolor to deli- first day of every Session of the Supreme Court of Criminal Justice Prisoners in his held in the County in which such Gaol is situate, deliver in open custody, await ing trial or
Court to the presiding Judge, a correct list of all Persons in his committed in custody upon any Criminal charge who shall not have been then sareties. tried, or upon whom Sentence shall not have been then passed, or
wbo sball have been committed in default of Sureties to keep the Peace or otherwise, distinguishing as accurately as may be, their Dames, ages, and sexes, with the dates of their respective comraitments, and the authority under which every such prisoner was 80
committed ; and such Keeper shall bring and produce in open Court on such days and times of such Session, aod in such aumbers as the Court may direct, each and every person so in bis custody upon any crimival charge awaiting trial, or upon whom sentence shall not have been passed, or committed in default of sureties as aforesaid.
3. If any person who on the first day of any such Criminal Prisoner prey. Sessions shall appear to be in actual custody awaiting his trial at on his trial to such Session, shall at any time during such Session, in open he tried of
discharged on Court, pray by himself or by his Counsel, to be then and there Bail put upon his trial, the Court shall before the termination of such Session, either proceed to the trial of such person or discharge bim upon bail to appear at the next ensuing Criminal Session, and answer any indictment which may be then preferred against him : Provided, nevertheless, that if it shall appear to the satisfac. Proviso in case tion of the Court that any material witness for the prosecution cannot material witbe produced at such first-mentioned Session, the Court may either pess for the
Prosecution. discharge such prisoner upon bail as aforesaid or may remand him for trial at the next ensuing Criminal Session ; but if any such prisoner being a second time produced before the Court shall pray then and there to be put upon his trial, the Court shall before the termination of the Session, either proceed to the trial of such prisoner or discharge him upon bail, any absence of witnesses for the prosecution notwithstanding.
of absence of
4. The Court at the close of every such session shall discharge A Guol Deli all prisoners vot under sentence, remaiving in the gaol of the very to be held county in which such Session shall be held, who by the law of each Session, England would be then entitled to their discharge upon gaol delivery, and also all other accused persons referred for trial at such sessiup remaining uutried who by the said law would be entitled to such discharge ; and the Court may also discharge all prisoners remaining in such goal in default of sureties as aforesaid, who in the opinion of the Court ought to be so discharged.
5. The place of confinement commonly known as the Convict Kingston Depot in the district of Kingston in the Ciiy of Georgetown, shall Branite Cool henceforth be styled and designated the Kingston Branch Gaol,