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Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at any Time or Times, by Exchequer to cause any Number of Exchequer Bills to be made out at the Bills, in like Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster for any Sum or Sums prescribed by of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Seventeen millions seven hundred and eighty-six thousand seven hundred Pounds, in like Manner as is prescribed in an Act passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of King George the Third, intituled An Act for regulating the issuing and paying off of Ex- 48 G. 3. c. 1. chequer Bills, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to 4&5 W.4. c.15. regulate the Office of the Receipt of His Majesty's Erchequer at Westminster, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for further regulating the 5&6 Vict. c.66. Preparation and Issue of Exchequer Bills.

II. And be it enacted, That all and every the Clauses, Pro- The Clauses, visoes, Powers, Privileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, &c. in recited and Disabilities contained in the said Acts shall be applied and Acts extended extended to the Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the said several Clauses or Provisoes had been particularly repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act.

III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said The Treasury Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply Money raised. from Time to Time all such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act to such Services as shall then have been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of Parliament.

IV. And be it enacted, That the Principal Sum or Sums of Bills, how to Money to be contained in such Exchequer Bills shall be charged be charged and upon and shall be paid out of any Supplies to be granted in the next Session of Parliament.

V. And be it enacted, That the Exchequer Bills to be made Interest on out in pursuance of this Act shall bear Date on the Days on which the same shall be respectively issued, and shall bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate of Three-pence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein, payable out of any Aids or Supplies in the Bank of England standing to the Credit of the Exchequer.

VI. And be it enacted, That all the Exchequer Bills to be Bills charged made out by virtue of this Act, or so many of them as shall from on Supplies to Time to Time remain undischarged and uncancelled, shall, after Payment of Twelve Calendar Months from their respective Dates, be taken Public Revenue and shall pass and be current to all the Receivers and Collectors after Twelve Ca. in Great Britain of the Customs, Excise, or any Revenue, from their

lendar Months Supply, Aid, or Tax whatsoever already granted or payable, or Dates. which shall hereafter be granted or payable, to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and also at the Bank of England to the Account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, from the said Re[No. 11. Price 2d.] L

ceivers

Bills.

the Credit of

ceivers or Collectors, or from any other Person or Persons, Bodies Politic or Corporate whatsoever, making any Payment there to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, upon any

Account whatever. Bank of

VII. And be it declared and enacted, That it shall be lawful England may for the Governor and Company of the Bank of England to adadvance 17,786,7001. on vance or lend to Her Majesty, upon the Credit of the Exchequer

Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, any Sum or Bills, notwith- Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Sevenstanding 5 & 6 W. & M.

teen millions seven hundred and eighty-six thousand seven hundred Pounds; anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled An Act for granting to Their Majesties several Rates and Duties upon Tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors; and for securing certain Recompences and Advantages in the said Act mentioned to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds towards carrying on the War against France, or in any subsequent Act, to the contrary thereof in anywise · notwithstanding

c. 20.

1 G. 4. c. 51.

CAP. XXI.
An Act to confirm certain Acts of the Legislature of

Newfoundland respecting the rebuilding of the Town
of Saint John's Newfoundland, and to enable the said
Legislature to make other Provisions respecting the
rebuilding of the said Town. [24th May 1849.]
WI

HEREAS by an Act passed in the First Year of King

George the Fourth, intituled An Act to regulate the rebuilding of the Town of Saint John's in Newfoundland, and for indemnifying Persons giving up Ground for that Purpose, it was enacted, that certain Streets and Cross Streets in the

said Town should be respectively of the Width specified in • the said Act: And whereas by an Act of the Legislature of Newfoundland passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the

Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to regulate the rebuilding of the Town of Saint John's, and the Drainage and Sewerage of the same, and to repeal certain Acts therein mentioned ; and by another Act of the said Legislature of Newfoundland passed in the Tenth Year of the Reign of Her

present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend an Act passed in the Ninth and Tenth Years of the Reign of Her present

Majesty, entitled An Act to regulate the rebuilding of the Town

of Saint John's, and the Drainage and Sewerage of the same, and to repeal certain Acts therein mentioned," certain Provisions are made respecting the Boundaries, Width, and Direction of ' certain Streets and Cross Streets or Fire Breaks in the said • Town of Saint John, and such Provisions may conflict with " the Provisions of the said Act of the First Year of King

George

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9 & 10 Vict.
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foundland Act.)

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10 Vict. c. 1. (Newfoundland Act.)

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George the Fourth : And whereas it is expedient that the said * Acts of the Legislature of Newfoundland should be confirmed,

and that such Legislature should be enabled from Time to • Time to make other Regulations concerning the rebuilding of • the said Town: 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 Acts of the Leall the Provisions of the said recited Acts of the Legislature of gislature of

Newfoundland Newfoundland shall be deemed to have been, from the passing of

confirmed, and such Acts respectively, valid and effectual to all Intents and such LegislaPurposes; and it shall be lawful for the said Legislature of New- ture empowered foundland, by any Act or Acts made in the Manner and subject Provisions conto the Conditions which may be by Law required in respect of cerning the Acts made by such Legislature, from Time to Time to make building of

Saint John's. such Provision as to such Legislature shall seem meet concerning the rebuilding or building of the said Town of Saint John's, and all or any of the Matters and Things mentioned and provided for in and by the said Act of the First Year of King George the Fourth, and in and by the said recited Acts of the said Legislature respectively, anything in the said Act of the First Year of King George the Fourth or any Law or Usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

II. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or re- Act may be pealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament. amended, &c.

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CAP. XXII.
An Act to remove Doubts concerning the validity of

certain Grants of Land in the Colony of New South
Wales.

[24th May 1849.] WHEREAS by a Proclamation bearing Date the Eighth

Day of June One thousand eight hundred and twenty• nine, made and published by his Excellency Lieutenant Gene' ral Ralph Darling, then Captain General and Governor in Chief

of the Colony of New South Wales, reciting that much Incon• venience had been occasioned by the Want of sufficient Titles for Allotments of Land in the Town of Sydney, and that such

Titles had not been issued by the Government, except in a few • Instances, since the Thirtieth Day of June One thousand eight

hundred and twenty-three, in order to remedy the said In• convenience, and to give the necessary Security to private Pro

perty, it was thereby ordained and proclaimed, that, on Application being made, a Grant in Fee Simple should be issued, under the Conditions in the said Proclamation specified, to

every Person, or his lawful Representative, who on or before ' the said Thirtieth Day of Jnue One thousand eight hundred ' and twenty-three was bonâ fide in possession, by Lease from • the Government, whether such Lease was then expired or not, or by mere Right of Occupancy, of any Allotment of L 2

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• Land in the Town of Sydney which had not theretofore been

alienated by the Crown, and not specified in a certain Order

of the Government bearing even Date with the said Proclama• tion Number Thirty, or otherwise notified theretofore as being

required for public Purposes, reserving, however, and keeping • harmless, all Rights of other private Individuals which might • be lawfully established at any Time thereafter: And whereas • since the issuing of the said Proclamation Grants in Fee Sim

ple of Allotments of Land in Sydney which had been before
• leased by the Government have from Time to Time been

made and issued to divers Persons claiming the said Land,
under the Terms and Conditions set forth in the said Procla-

mation : And whereas at the Time of the making and issuing
• of divers of the said Grants Leases which had been issued by

the Government of Lands comprised in such Grants were

unexpired, and the said Leases were not surrendered no
s celled, nor recited nor mentioned in the said Grants : And

whereas Doubts have been entertained whether such Grants
« are valid ; and it is expedient that such Doubts as aforesaid
' should be removed by Authority of Parliament :' Be it there-
fore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by_and
with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Tem-
poral, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and
by the Authority of the same, That all Grants made and issued
after the Date and Publication of the said Proclamation, and
before the Seventeenth Day of June One thousand eight hun-
dred and forty-eight, by or in the Name of the Governor
or Person administering the Government of the said Colony
for the Time being, or by or in the Name of either of Her
Majesty's Predecessors King George the Fourth and King
William the Fourth, or by or in the Name of Her Majesty, of
any Lands situated in Sydney, shall (notwithstanding that the
Leases which had been issued of the same Lands were at the
Time of the making and issuing of such Grants unexpired, and
that such Leases were not recited in the said Grants,) be and
be deemed and taken to have been from the respective Dates
thereof as valid and effectual in the Law to grant and convey
such Lands to all Intents and Purposes as if such Leases had
been recited and set forth in such Grants.

II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall be deemed or taken to affect or prejudice the Rights of any Person or Persons to any Lands or Hereditaments which have been erroneously or wrongfully granted to any Grantee thereof, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of the said Proclamation, anything in any such Grant or in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding.

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Grants of Lands in Sydney confirmed.

Saving as to Lands erroneouslygranted.

CAP.

CAP. XXIII.

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An Act to authorize further Advances of Money for

the Improvement of Landed Property, and the Extension and Promotion of Drainage and other Works of public Utility in Ireland, [24th May 1849.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Session of Parlia

ment held in the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate 10 & 11 Vict. ' the Improvement of Landed Property in Ireland, whereby the c. 32. • Sum of One million five hundred thousand Pounds was autho

rized to be advanced by way of Loan out of the Consolidated • Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, • for the Improvement of Landed Property in Ireland: And ' whereas it is expedient to authorize the Advance of a further

Sum of Money for the said Purpose: 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 it shall be lawful for the Com- Treasury may missioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue and advance out 300,000!, for of the growing Produce of the said Consolidated Fund, in addi- Landed Imtion to the Sum by the said recited Act authorized, such further provements. Sum or Sums of Money, not exceeding in the whole Three hundred thousand Pounds, as may from Time to Time be required for facilitating the Improvement of Landed Property in Ireland by the Owners thereof, the same to be applied for the Purposes and under the Provisions of the said recited Act, or of any other Act in force authorizing Loans to be made for that Purpose.

II. And be it enacted, That all the Powers, Authorities, Provisions of Provisions, Matters, and Things contained in the said recited 10 & 11 Vict. Act, or applicable to the Loans thereby authorized to be made, shall extend to this Act and the Loans herein-before authorized to be made.

III. And whereas by another Act passed in the same Session Treasury may • of Parliament, intituled An Act to provide additional Funds for 200,0001. for Loans for Drainage and other Works of public Utility in Ire- Drainage, &c.

land, and to repeal an Act of the last Session for authorizing a 10& 11 Vict. * further Issue of Money in aid of public Works of acknowledged c. 106. Utility, the Sum of Two hundred and fifty thousand Pounds

was authorized to be advanced by way of Loan out of the said Consolidated Fund, for the Extension and Promotion of

Drainage and other Works of public Utility in Ireland : And ' whereas it is expedient to authorize the Advance of a further

Sum of Money for the said Purposes :' Be it therefore enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to issue and advance out of the growing Produce of the said Consolidated Fund, in addition to the Sum by L 3

the

c. 32. extended to this Act.

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