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Act 9 Vict, c. 66, cited.

Acts first mentioned extended to money to be borrowed under the said

III. And whereas it may be deemed expedient by the Imperial Parliament to enable Her Majesty to guarantee the payment of the dividends and interest on the sum of two hundred thonsand pounds sterling, yet remaining to be borrowed of the sum authorized to be raised by the Act passed in the last Session, and intituled, An Act for raising on

the credit of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, a sum of money required for certain Public Certain provi- Works, and such guarantee would be of advantage to the Province: Be it therefore Act and of the enacted, That if any Act shall be passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom of

Great Britain and Ireland, enabling Her Majesty to guarantee the payment of the dividends and interest on the said sum of two hundred thousand pounds sterling, or any part thereof, it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to cause the sum to which

such guarantee shall extend, (not exceeding the amount aforesaid) to be raised and borAntece of na rowed with such guarantee, by loan, debenture or otherwise, in such manner and form, Imperial Go.

in such place (whether within or without this Province), and by such persons or officers as Her Majesty shall be pleased to appoint, and all the provisions of this Act and of the Provincial Acts hereinbefore mentioned shall extend to the sum to be borrowed with such guarantee, and to the payment of the dividends and interest thereon, and to the appropriation of a sum equal to four per centum thereon yearly, as a sinking fund for paying off the same, in like manner and as fully to all intents and purposes, as to

the sums authorized to be raised by the Provincial Acts aforesaid. Application of IV. And be it enacted, That the due application of all monies hereby appropriated

shall be accounted for to Her Majesty, through the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the time being, in such manner and form as Her Majesty shall be pleased to direct.

vernment,

monies raised how to be accounted for.

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An Act relating to Justices of the Peace in the Magdalen Islands in the

Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and to dispense, as respects them, with the Property Qualification by law required of Justices of the Peace in other parts of the Province.

[ 9th July, 1847. ]

Justices of the

HEREAS it is expedient, for local reasons, to dispense in the Magdalen Islands Preamble.

with the Property Qualification by law required of Justices of the Peace in this Province: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Crnada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority Peace in the of the same, That any and every person being an inhabitant of and domiciliated in the Magdalen IsMagdalen Islands in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, who now is or hereafter shall be ed from proappointed a Justice of the Peace in and for the said Islands, shall be and is hereby eniten qualifirexempted from the necessity of the Property Qualification required by the Act passed ed by 6 V. c. in the sixth year of Her Majesty's Reign, and intituled, An Act for the Qualifi ation of Justices of the Peace, and from all liability under the said Act, in having performed And from all the duties of a Justice of the Peace within the said Islands, without being qualified as having so actto property, as required by the said Act.

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MONTREAL :- Printed by STEWART DERBISHIRE & GEORGE DESBARATS,

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An Act for preventing malicious injuries to persons and property by fire,

or by explosive or destructive substances.

WHA

stance, any

[ 9th July, 1847. ] THEREAS the unlawful and malicious destruction of buildings and attempts to Preamble.

injure persons and property by fire or by gunpowder, and other explosive or destructive substance is not adequately punishable by law: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada, constituted and assembled by virtue of and under the authority of an Act passed in the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and intituled, An Act to re-unite the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, and for the Government of Canada, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That whoever shall unlawfully Destroying and maliciously by the explosion of gunpowder or other explosive substance, destroy, any dwelling throw down or damage the whole or any part of any dwelling house, any person being plosive subtherein, shall be guilty of felony.

person being

therein, to be II. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by the explo- And So if with sion of gunpowder or other explosive substance, destroy or damage any building with intent to desintent to murder any person, or whereby the life of any person shall be endangered, troy life. shall be guilty of felony.

III. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously, by the ex- Doing bodily plosion of gunpowder or other

explosive substance, burn, maim or disfigure, disable or harm to any do any grievous bodily harm to any person, shall be guilty of felony.

IV. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously cause any Causing explogunpowder or other explosive substance to explode, or send or deliver to or cause to sion, throwing be taken or received by any person any explosive substance, or any other dangerous or duids, &c. noxious thing, or cast or throw at or upon, or otherwise apply to any person any corrosive fluid, or other destructive or explosive substance, with intent in any of the cases aforesaid to burn, maim, disfigure or disable any person, or to do some grievous bodily

V. And be it enacted, That whoever shall be convicted of any felony hereinbefore Punishment of mentioned, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned in the persone con

Provincial

person.

with like in tent.

harm to

offences.

for such offence.

set fire to any

Punishment

victed of such Provincial Penitentiary for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned in

any Common Gaol for any term not exceeding three years. Throwing ex- VI. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously place or plosive substances into

throw in, into, upon, against or near any building or vessel, any gunpowder or other or near to any explosive substance, with intent to do any bodily damage to any person, or to destroy buildings, &c.

or damage any building or vessel, or any machinery, working tools, fixtures, goods or
chattels, shall, whether or not any explosion takes place and whether or not any injury
is effected to any person, or any damage to any building, vessel, machinery, working

tools, fixtures, goods or chattels, be guilty of felony, and being convicted thereof, shall Punishment

be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned in the Provincial Penitentiary
for any time not exceeding seven years, nor less than three years, or to be imprisoned

in any Common Gaol for any period not exceeding two years.
Attempting to VII. And be it enacted, That whoever shall unlawfully and maliciously by any overt
building, ves- act attempt to set fire to any building, vessel, or to any stack, or to any vegetable
fel, &c. the of produce of such kind, and with such intent, that if the offence were complete the
complete.

offender would be guilty of felony, and liable to be imprisoned in the Provincial Peni-
tentiary for any term not less than seven years, shall, although such building, vessel,
stack, or vegetable produce be not actually set on fire, be guilty of felony, and, being

convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned in
for such
offence.

the Provincial Penitentiary for any time not exceeding seven years, nor less than three

years, or to be imprisoned in any Common Gaol for any term not exceeding two years. Having explo- VIII. And be it enacted, That whoever shall knowingly have in his possession,

, make or manufacture any gunpowder, explosive substance or any dangerous or noxcommit an of- ious thing, or any machine, engine, instrument or thing with intent by means thereof fence against

to commit, or for the purpose of enabling any other person to commit any offence Punishment. against this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and on conviction thereof shall be

liable to be imprisoned in any common Gaol for a period not exceeding two years.

IX. And be it enacted, That every male person under the age of eighteen years under 18 years who shall be convicted of any offence under this Act, or who shall be convicted of fe

be whipped. loniously setting fire to any building, vessel or to any stack, shall be liable, at the dis

cretion of the Court before which he shall be convicted, in addition to any other sen-. tence which may be passed upon him, to be publicly or privately whipped in such

manner and as often, not exceeding thrice, as the Court shall direct. Punishment of X. And be it enacted, That in the case of every felony punishable under this Act principals in

every principal in the second degree and every accessory before the fact shall be pundegree and of ishable in the same manner as the principal in the first degree is by this Act punisha

ble ; and every accessory after the fact to any felony punishable under this Act shall
on conviction be liable to be imprisoned in any Common Gaol for any time not exceed-

ing two years.
Court may of XI. And be it enacted, That when any person shall be convicted of any offence
der hard labor
and solitary

punishable under this Act for which imprisonment may be awarded, it shall be lawful confinement. for the Court to sentence the offender to be imprisoned, or to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour, and also to direct that the offender shall be kept in solitary confinement

for

sive substances with intent to

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this Act, &c.

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