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hundred and fifty, and to the End of the then next Session of

Parliament. Act may be II. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or reamended, &c.

pealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parlia-
ment.

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Unile' CAP. XL.
An Act to continue, until the Thirty-first Day of July

One thousand eight hundred and fifty, and to the End
of the then next Session of Parliament, certain of the
Allowances of the Duty of Excise on Soap used in
Manufactures. intre dow[13th July 1849.]
WHEREAS by an Act "passed in the Third Year of the

Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, ințituled An Act to repeat the Duties, Allowances, and Draw* backs of Excise on Soap, and to grant other Duties, Allowances,

and Drawbacks in lieu thereof, certain Allowances of the Duties • of Excise paid on Soap were granted in respect of Soap used . in certain Manufactures

Pages set forth in the said Act, and which Allowances were to cease at

at the End of the Session of Parliament next after the Thirty-first Day of May • One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five. And whereas by

subsequent Acts, and particularly by an Act passed in the • Eleventh Year of the Reign of Ver Majesty Queen Victoria, the said Allowances (except the of new Linen in the Piece for Sale) were continued until the

ence for the whitening • End of the Session of Parliament next after the Thirty-first • Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-eight: And • whereas it is expedient that the said Allowances (except as

aforesaid) should be further continued' 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 Certain Allow. Authority of the same, That the said Allowances (except the Duty on Soap

Allowance of the Duty on Soap used, employed, or consumed coutinued. in the whitening of new Linen in the Piece for Sale) shall con

tinue and remain payable until the End of the Session of Par. liament next after the Thirty-first Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty, in like Manner as if the same had been made payable until that Time by the said first-recited Act.

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CAP. XLI.
An Act to extend an Act of the Fifty-sixth Year of

King George the Third, for providing for a new
Silver Coinage, and for regulating the Currency of
the Gold and Silver Coin of this Realm.

[13th July 1849.] WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifty-sixth Year

of His late Majesty George the Third, intituled An Act

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' to provide for a new Silver Coinage, and to regulate the Cur

rency of the Gold and Silver Coin of this Realm: And whereas
• it is expedient that the Provisions of the said Act, so far as

regards the Silver Coin of the Realm, should be extended :
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 assem-
bled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the The Pound
passing of this

Act it shall and may be lawful for Her Majesty's Troy of
Master and Worker of the Mint at Her Majesty's Mint in ver, &c. may
London to coin or cause to be coined any Silver Bullion which be coined into
at any Time before or after the passing of this Act shall have Crowns or
been or shall be brought to or delivered or deposited at the lower Deno-
said Mint into Silver Coins of a Standard and Fineness of mination.
Eleven Ounces Two Pennyweights of fine Silver and Eighteen
Pennyweights of Alloy in the Pound Troy, and in Weight after
the Rate of Sixty-six Shillings to every

Pound Troy, whether the same be coined in Crowns, or in any Pieces of a lower Denomination ; anything in any Act or Acts in force in Great Britain or Ireland respectively immediately before the passing of this Act, or anything in any Indenture with Her Majesty's Master or Worker of the said Mint for the Time being, or any Law, Usage, or Custom whatsoever to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding: Provided always, that all and every Silver Coin, not being of a Denomination which is authorized to be coined by the said recited Act, but being of a Denomination which is authorized to be coined by this Act

, which shall be issued after the passing of this Act, shall be deemed and taken to have been coined after the passing and under the Authority of this Act, and shall be subject to all and every the Rules, Regulations, and Provisions relating to Silver Coin to be coined in pursuance of the Provisions of this Act!

II. And be it enacted, That all and every Act and Acts in Former Acts force immediately before the passing of this Act respecting the relating to Coin of this Realm, or the clipping, diminishing, or counter- extended to feiting of the same, or respecting any other Matters relating this Act. thereto, and all Provisions, Proceedings, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Punishments therein contained or directed, and not repugnant or contradictory to the Provisions of this Act, shall be and continue in full Force and Effect, and shall be applied and put in execution with respect to the Silver Coin to be coined or issued in pursuance of the Provisions of this Act, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever as if the same were repeated and re-enacted in this Act..

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CAP. XLII. An Act to provide for the Execution for One Year of the Office of Sheriff in the County of Westmoreland.

(13th July 1849.] WHEREAS Henry Earl of Thanet, deceased, was in his

Lifetime and at the Time of his Death Hereditary High Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland: And whereas " the said Henry Earl of Thanet died on or about the Twelfth Day of June in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight

hundred and forty-nine, without Issue: And whereas it is • alleged that he first duly made and published his last Will • and Testament in Writing, bearing Date the Twenty-first Day

of December One thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, and duly executed the same, whereby the said Henry Earl of Thanet devised and bequeathed the said Office of Sheriff to one Richard Tufton for Life, with divers Remainders over:

And whereas Doubts have arisen whether the said Office of * Sheriff passed by the said Will, or whether the same became

on the Death of the said Henry Earl of Thanet vested in his «? '

Heir or Heiress at Law, or whether the same became escheated "to the Crown; and such Doubts and Rights cannot 'conve

niently be settled and ascertained within the Time necessary

for executing and performing the said Office of Sheriff within • the said County: And whereas it is necessary, for the Ad* ministration of Justice within the said County of Westmore« land, that a Sheriff for the said County should forthwith be * appointed until such Doubts and Rights shall be settled and • ascertained :' 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 Power to Her Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Majesty to app it shall and may be lawful for the Queen's most Excellent for One Year for Majesty, from and after the passing of this Act, to 'nominate the County of and to appoint, in such Manner and Form as is provided by an

Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of vided by

King William the Fourth, for, amongst other things, * facili3& 4 W. 4. c.99. tating the Appointment of Sheriffs," such Person to be Sheriff

for One Year of the County of Westmoreland as She shall by the Advice of Her Council think fit; and such Person go to be nominated and appointed shall hold, use, and execute the said Office of Sheriff within the said County of Westmoreland during One Year from the Date of such Appointment, or for any shorter Period, in case Her said Majesty shall by an Order in Council so order and direct, and upon taking the Oath of Office by the said Act prescribed shall from thenceforth have and exercise all Powers, Privileges, and Authorities whatsoever hitherto usually exercised and enjoyed by the Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland, or any other Sheriff, now or heretofore appointed under and by virtue of the said Act, and shall be subject to the same Duties and Liabilities as the Sheriff of the County of

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Westmoreland has hitherto been subject and liable to, and to all the Liabilities imposed upon Sheriffs in England and Wales by the said recited Act.

II. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be Her Majesty lawful to and for Her said Majesty, by any Order in Council may order, from to be hereafter made, to order and direct that from and after a tain Day, that certain Day to be therein named all the Powers, Authorities, all Powers, &c. Rights, Privileges, and Liabilities, by the said recited Act or this Act conferred or imposed upon the said. Person so to be the Sheriff nominated and appointed as aforesaid shall from and after such shall be liable Day cease and determine, save and except that the said Sheriff to all Suits, 80 to be nominated and appointed as aforesaid shall be liable Returns. and amenable to all such Suits, Actions, and Proceedings, and to make all such Returns, as any other Sheriff for any other County of England or Wales is now subject or liable to.

III. Provided always, That, subject only to the Power by Nothing herein this Act professed to be given to Her Majesty to appoint á to prejudice Person to the Office of Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland Her Majesty, for One Year as aforesaid, nothing herein contained shall pre- nor of other judice or affect any Title in Her Majesty, Her Heirs or Suc. Persons. cessors, in respect of the said Office, or the Title, Rights, or Interests of any, Person or Persons claiming or to claim, by Descent, Devise, or otherwise, the said Office of Sheriff of the County of Westmoreland, i poliisi mies

CAP. XLIII.
An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers

and Soldiers in the Service of the East India Com-
pany, and for regulating in such Service the Payment
of Regimental Debts and the Distribution of the
Effects of Officers and Soldiers dying in the Service.

[28th July 1849.] W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Third and Fourth

1-Years of. Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to con- 3&4 Viot a 37. solidate and amend the Laws for punishing Mutiny and Desertion of Officers and Soldiers in the Service of the East India Com. pany, and for providing for the Observance of Discipline in the • Indian Navy, and to amend the Laws for regulating the Paya 'ment of Regimental Debts and the Distribution of the Effects ' of Oficers and Soldiers dying in Service : And whereas it is • expedient that the

said Act be amended ; and it being requisite, ' for retaining the Forces of the East India Company in their • Duty, that an exact Discipline be observed, and that Soldiers

who shall mutiny or stir up Sedition, or shall desert the said

Company's Service, be brought to a more exemplary and • speedy Punishment than the usual Forms of the Law will " allow :' 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 The Queen

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ticles of War, shall be lawful for Her Majesty to make Articles of War for

the better Government of the East India Company's Forces, and Courts shall take judicial

from Time to Time to renew, alter, add to, or amend the same, Notice, and as to Her Majesty shall appear fit, and all Articles of War to Copies to be transmitted to

be so made shall be judicially taken notice of by all Judges and Judges and in all Courts whatsoever, and Copies of the same, printed by Governors. the Queen's Printer, shall, as soon as conveniently may be after

the same shall have been made and established by Her Majesty,
be transmitted by Her Majesty's Secretary at War to the
Judges of Her Majesty's Superior Courts at Westminster,
Dublin, Edinburgh, and in India respectively, and also to the
Governors of Her Majesty's Dominions abroad and of the
Territories under the Government of the said Company; pro-
vided, that no Person within the Territories which are or may
be under the Government of the said Company, and within One
hundred and twenty Miles Distance from the Presidencies of
Fort William, Fort Saint George, and Bombay respectively,
shall by such Articles of War be subject to be transported
as a Felon, or be subject to any Punishment extending to Life
or Limb, except for Crimes or Offences which are by this Act
expressly made liable to such Transportation or to such Punish-
ment as aforesaid, nor shall be subject, with reference to any
Crimes made punishable by this Act, to be punished in any
Manner which shall not accord with the Provisions of this Act;
provided also, that nothing in this Act contained shall in any
Manner impeach or affect any Articles of War or other Matters
made, enacted, or in force, or which hereafter may be made or
enacted or in force, under the Authority of the Government
of India, respecting Officers or Soldiers being Natives of the

East Indies or other Places within the Limits of the said Com-
Trial of Native pany's Charter; and that on the Trial of all Offences com-
Officer or mitted by any Native Officer or Soldier, or Follower, Reference
Soldier.

shall be had to the Articles of War framed by the Government
of India for such Native Officers, Soldiers, or Followers, and

to the established Usages of the Service.
Persons subject II. And be it enacted, That the Provisions of this Act shall
to this Act.

apply to all Persons belonging to any of the Forces of the East
India Company who are or shall be commissioned or in Pay as
Officers, or who are or shall be listed or in Pay as Non-com-
missioned Officers or Soldiers, or who are or shall be serving
or hired to be employed in the Artillery or any of the Trains
of Artillery, or as Master Gunners or Gunners, or as Conduc-
tors of Stores, or who are or shall be serving in the Department
of Engineers, or in the Corps of Sappers and Miners or Pio-
neers, or as Military Surveyors or Draftsmen, or in the Ord-
nance and Commissariat Departments, and to all Storekeepers
and other Civil Officers employed under the Ordnance, and to
all Apothecaries, Veterinary Surgeons, Medical Storekeepers,
Hospital Stewards, and others serving in the Medical Depart-
ment of the said Forces, and to all licensed Sutlers and Fol-
lowers in or of any of the said Forces, and that all such
Persons shall be at all Times subject to all the Penalties and

Punishments

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