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XVI. And be it further enacted, That if any Corporation or Copartnerships Copartnership carrying on the Trade or Business of Bankers may issue ununder the Authority of this Act shall be desirous of issuing and stamped Notes,

on giving Bond re-issuing Notes in the Nature of Bank Notes, payable to the

as herein menBearer on Demand, without the same being stamped as by Law is tioned. required, it shall be lawful for them so to do on giving Security by Bond to His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, in which Bond Two of the Directors, Members or Partners of such Corporation or Copartnership shall be the Obligors, together with the Cashier or Cashiers or Accountant or Accountants employed by such Corporation or Copartnership, as the said Commissioners of Stamps shall require ; and such Bonds shall be taken in such reasonable Sums as the Duties may amount unto during the Period of One Year, with Condition to deliver to the said Commissioners Condition of

such Bonds. of Stamps, within Fourteen Days after the Fifth Day of January, the Fifth Day of April, the Fifth Day of July and the Tenth Day of October in every Year, whilst the present Stamp Duties shall remain in force, a just and true Account, verified upon the Oaths or Affirmations of Two Directors, Members or Partners of such Corporation or Copartnership, and of the said Cashier or Cashiers, Accountant or Accountants, or such of them as the said Commissioners of Stamps shall require, such Oaths or Affirmations to be taken before any Justice of the Peace, and which Oaths or Affirmations any Justice of the Peace is hereby authorized and empowered to administer, of the Amount or Value of all their Promissory Notes in Circulation on some given Day in every Week, for the Space of One Quarter of a Year prior to the Quarter Day immediately preceding the Delivery of such Account, together with the Average Amount or Value thereof according to such Account; and also to pay or cause to be paid into the Hands of the Receivers General of Stamp Duties in Great Britain, as a Composition for the Duties which would otherwise have been payable for such Promissory Notes issued within the Space of One Year, the Sum of Seven Shillings for every One hundred Pounds, and also for the Fractional Part of One hundred Pounds of the said Average Amount or Value of such Notes in Circulation, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act; and on due Performance thereof such Bond shall be void ; and it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to fix the Time or Times of making - such Payment, and to specify the same in the Condition to every such Bond; and every such Bond may be required to be renewed Proviso for from time to time, at the Discretion of the said Commissioners or Renewal of the major Part of them, and as often as the same shall be forfeited, such Bonds. or the Party or Parties to the same, or any of them, shall die, be. come bankrupt or insolvent, or reside in Parts beyond the Seas.

XVII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That no such No Corporation Corporation or Copartnership shall be obliged to take out more compelled to than Four Licences for the issuing of any Promissory Notes for take out more Money payable to the Bearer on Demand, allowed by Law to be Licences than'

herein menre-issued in all for any Number of Towns or Places in England ; tioned, and in case any such Corporation or Copartnership shall issue such Promissory Notes as aforesaid, by themselves or their Agents, at more than Four different Towns or Places in England, then after taking out Three distinct Licences for three of such Towns or

Places,

Places, such Corporation or Copartnership shall be entitled to have

all the rest of such Towns or Places included in a Fourth Licence. Copartnership XVIII. And be it further enacted, That if any such Corporation neglecting to

or Copartnership exceeding the Number of Six Persons in England send Returns. shall begin to issue any Bills or Notes, or to borrow, owe or take

up any Money on their Bills or Notes, without having caused such Account or Return as aforesaid to be made out and delivered in the Manner and Form directed by this Act, or shall neglect or omit to cause such Account or Return to be renewed yearly and every Year, between the Days or Times hereinbefore appointed for that Purpose, such Corporation or Copartnership so offending shall, for

each and every Week they shall so neglect to make such Account Penalty.

and Return, forfeit the Sum of Five hundred Pounds; and if any

Secretary or other Officer of such Corporation or Copartnership False or incom- shall make out or sign any false Account or Return, or any Acplete Returns. count or Return which shall not truly set forth all the several Par

ticulars by this Act required to be contained or inserted in such Account or Return, the Corporation or Copartnership to which

such Secretary or other Officer so offending shall belong shall for Penalty.

every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, and the said Secretary or other Officer so offending shall also for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of One hundred Pounds; and if any such Secretary or other Officer making out or signing any such Account or Return as aforesaid shall knowingly and wilfully make a false Oath of or concerning any of the Matters to be therein specified and set forth, every such Secretary or other Officer so offending, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall be subject

and liable to such Pains and Penalties as by any Law now in force Perjury. Persons convicted of wilful and corrupt Perjury are subject and

liable to. Copartnership

XIX. And be it further enacted, That if any such Corporation issuing Bills or Copartnership exceeding the Number of Six Persons, so carrypayable on De- ing on the Trade or Business of Bankers as aforesaid, shall, either mand; by any Member of or Person belonging to any such Corporation

or Copartnership, or by any Agent or Agents, or any other Person or Persons on behalf of any such Corporation or Copartnership, issue or re-issue in London, or at any Place or Places not exceeding the Distance of Sixty five Miles from London, any Bill

or Note of such Corporation or Copartnership which shall be or drawing payable on Demand ; or shall draw upon any Partner or Agent, or Bills of Ex- other Person or Persons who may be resident in London, or at change payable

any Place or Places not exceeding the Distance of Sixty five on Demand, or for less than

Miles from London, any Bill of Exchange which shall be payable

on Demand, or which shall be for a less Amount than Fifty or borrowing

Pounds; or if any such Corporation or Copartnership exceeding Money on the Number of Six Persons, so carrying on the Trade or Business Bills, except as of Bankers in England as aforesaid, or any Member, Agent or

Agents of any such Corporation or Copartnership, shall borrow, owe or take up in London, or at any Place or Places not exceeding the Distance of Sixty five miles from London, any Sum or Sums

of Money on any Bill or Promissory Note of any such Corporation or issuing Bills or Copartnership payable on Demand, or at any less Time than

Six Months from the borrowing thereof, or shall make or issue 39 & 40 G.3. any Bill or Bills of Exchange or Promissory Note or Notes of such

Corporation

501. ;

herein pro vided ;

contrary to

c. 28.

Corporation or Copartnership contrary to the Provisions of the said recited Act of the Thirty ninth and Fortieth Years of King George the Third, save as provided by this Act, such Corporation or Copartnership so offending or on whose Account or Behalf any such Offence as aforesaid shall be committed, shall for

every

such Offence forfeit the Sum of Fifty Pounds.

Penalty. XX. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That nothing in Proviso for this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to Rights of Bank prejudice, alter or affect any of the Rights, Powers or Privileges of England. of the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England ; except as the said exclusive Privilege of the said Governor and Company is by this Act specially altered and varied.

XXI. And be it further enacted, That all pecuniary Penalties Penalties how and Forfeitures imposed by this Act shall and may be sued for recovered. and recovered in His Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, in the same Manner as Penalties incurred under any Act or Acts relating to Stamp Duties may be sued for and recovered in such Court.

XXII. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be altered, Act may be amended or repealed by any Act or Acts to be passed in this altered, &c. present Session of Parliament.

this Session. SCHEDULES referred to by this Act.

SCHEDULE (A).
RETURN or Account to be entered at the Stamp Office

in London, in pursuance of an Act passed in the Seventh
Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth, intituled

[here insert the Title of this Act], viz.
Firm or Name of the Banking Corporation or Copartnership, viz.

[set forth the Firm or Name.] Names and Places of Abode of all the Partners concerned or en.

gaged in such Corporation or Copartnership, viz. [set forth all

the Names and Places of Abode.) Names and Places of the Bank or Banks established by such Cor

poration or Copartnership, viz. (set forth all the Names and

Places.]
Names and Descriptions of the Public Officers of the said Banking

Corporation or Copartnership, viz. (set forth all the Names and

Descriptions.]
Names of the several Towns and Places where the Bills or Notes

of the said Banking Corporation or Copartnership are to be
issued by the said Corporation or Copartnership or their Agent
or Agents, viz. [set forth the Names of all the Towns and
Places.]
A.B. of

Secretary or other Officer, de-
scribing the Office,) of the above Corporation or Copart-
• nership, maketh Oath and saith, That the above doth con-
tain the Name, Style and Firm of the above Corporation or
Copartnership, and the Names and Places of the Abode of
the several Members thereof, and of the Banks established
by the said Corporation or Copartnership, and the Names,

Titles and Descriptions of the Public Officers of the said
Corporation or Copartnership, and the Names of the Towns
and Places where the Notes of the said Corporation or Co-
partnership are to be issued, as the same respectively
appear in the Books of the said Corporation or Copartner-
ship, and to the best of the Information, Knowledge and
Belief of this Deponent.
Sworn before me, the

at
in the County of
C. D. Justice of the Peace in and for the said County.

Day of

SCHEDULE (B).
RETURN or Account, to be entered at the Stamp Office

in London, on behalf of [name the Corporation or
Copartnership), in pursuance of an Act passed in the
Seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Fourth,

intituled [insert the Title of this Act], viz. Names of any and every new or additional Public Officer of the

said Corporation or Copartnership; viz. A. B. in the Room of C. D. deceased or removed [as the Case may be] [set forth every

Name]. Names of any and every Person who may have ceased to be a

Member of such Corporation or Copartnership; viz. (set forth

every Name.] Names of

any
and

every Person who may have become a new Member of such Corporation or Copartnership [set forth every

Name]. Names of any additional Towns or Places where Bills or Notes are to be issued, and where the same are to be made payable: A. B. of

Secretary (or other Officer) of the above named Corporation or Copartnership, maketh Oath and saith, That the above doth contain the Name and Place of Abode of any and every Person who hath become or been appointed a Public Officer of the above Corporation or Copartnership, and also the Name and Place of Abode of any and every Person who hath ceased to be a Member of the said Corporation or Copartnership, and of any and every Person who hath become a Member of the said Copartnership since the Registry of the said Corporation or Copartnership on the

last, as the same respectively appear on the Books of the said Corporation or Copartnership, and to the best of the Information, Knowledge and Belief of this Deponent. Sworn before me, the

Day of

at in the County of C. D. Justice of the Peace in and for the said County.

Day of

САР.

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CA P. XLVII.
An Act to allow, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand

eight hundred and thirty, certain Bounties on the Export· ation from Ireland of Salmon, Red Herrings and Dried Sprats.

[26th May 1826.] HEREAS it is expedient to grant and allow certain

of • Herrings and Dried Sprats, for the Terms and Periods herein· after specified : May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King'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 Certain Boun

ties granted on after the passing of this Act the several and respective Bounties

Exportation hereinafter mentioned shall be granted and allowed ; that is to say, from Ireland of For every Barrel of Salmon containing Forty two Gallons, which Salmon :

shall have been or shall be exported from Ireland to Foreign Parts at any Time in the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty six, a Bounty of FourShillings and Sixpence; and in the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, a Bounty of Three Shillings and Sixpence; and in the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, a Bounty of Two Shillings and Sixpence; and from and after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty, a Bounty of One Shilling

and Sixpence: For every Barrel of full Red Herrings containing Thirty two Red Herrings :'

Gallons, which shall have been or shall be so exported in the
Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight
hundred and twenty six, a Bounty of One Shilling and Nine
Pence; and in the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One
thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, a Bounty of One
Shilling and Sixpence; and from and after the Fifth Day of
July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, until the
Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty, a

Bounty of One Shilling :
For every Barrel of clean shotten Red Herrings containing Thirty Shotten Red

two Gallons, which shall have been or shall be so exported in Herrings:
the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight
hundred and twenty six, a Bounty of One Shilling; and from
and after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred
and twenty six, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight

hundred and thirty, a Bounty of Sixpence : For every Last consisting of Ten thousand Dried Red Sprats, Red Sprats :

which shall have been or shall be so exported in the Year ending on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty six, a Bounty of One Shilling ; and from and after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty six, until the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and thirty, a Bounty of Sixpence:

And

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