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such Time as he shall not pay over the same as aforesaid, every such Penalty to be sued for and recovered by Action, Bill, Plaint or Information in any Court of Record in Ireland, by or in the Name of His Majesty's Attorney General for Ireland, for_the Use of His Majesty, and in which Proceedings no Essoign, Protection, Wager of Law or more than One Imparlance, shall be allowed : Provided always, that it shall and may be lawful for the Treasurers Treasurer of every County, County of a City or County of a Town, may pay such if he shall think proper, to pay within the fime aforesaid all such Sums to Col. Sum and Sums of Money and Balance and Balances aforesaid lector of Excise

in Dublin to the Collector of Excise in Dublin at his Office in the Custom within the House in the City of Dublin ; and such Treasurer making such Time limited, Payment shall and he is hereby required to transmit, within Four transmitting the Days a ter the making of the same, to the proper Collector of AcknowledgeExcise of the District or Collection aforesaid, the Acknowledge

Payment to ment of the Collector of Excise in Dublin of such Payment; and District Collecevery such Collector of the District or Collection aforesaid shall tor, who shall immediately and without Delay, upon receiving every such Ac- give a Receipt knowledgement, transmit to such Treasurer his Receipt for the to Treasurer Sum which shall be expressed in the Acknowledgement which free from Pe. shall be so given by such Collector in Dublin, and such Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to such Treasurer for the Sum expressed therein ; and every such Treasurer who shall so obtain such Acknowledgement of the Collector of Excise in Dublin, and shall transmit the same to the proper Collector of Excise of the District or Collection aforesaid, according to the Directions aforesaid, shall not be liable to any such Penalties aforesaid ; any Thing thereinbefore contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

CA P. L.
An Act for raising the Sum of Thirteen millions two hundred

thousand Pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of
the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty six.

[26th May 1826.) [This Act is the same as Cap. 2. ante, except as to the Sum

thereby granted.)

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CA P. LI.
An Act to confirm Sales made by the Surveyor General and

the Commissioners of the Land Revenue of the Crown,
under an Act of the Forty eighth Year of His late Majesty.

[26th May 1826.] JHEREAS by an Act passed in the Forty eighth Year of 48 G.3. c.79.

the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, reciting • intituled An Act to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown in

England, and also of His Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster ; reciting • an Act passed in the Thirty eighth Year of His said late Majesty's 38 G.3. c.GO. • Reign, intituled An Act for making perpetual, subject to Redemption and Purchase in the Manner therein stated, the several Sums of Money now charged in Great Britain as a Land Tax for One Year, from the Twenty fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety eight ; and another Act passed in the Forty M 4

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for consolidating the Provisions of the several Acts passed for the Redemption and Sale of the Land Tax into one Act, and for

making further Provision for the Redemption and Sale thereof; and for removing Doubts respecting the Right of Persons claiming to vote at Elections for Knights of the Shire and other Members " to serve in Parliament, in respect of Messuages, Lands or Tene

ments, the Land Tax upon which shall have been redeemed or purchased; by which the Surveyor General of the Land Revenues • of the Crown for the Time being was empowered to contract • for the Sale from time to time of such or so much of the • Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Tithes, Mines, Minerals, • Collieries, Woods, Wood Grounds, Fens, Marshes or Waste • Lands, belonging to the Crown, within the Survey or Receipt of • the Exchcquer in England, as would raise a Sum sufficient for • the Redemption of the Land Tax charged on the Land Revenue • belonging to the Crown; and reciting, that in pursuance of the " said recited Provision certain Parts of the Property of the Crown · which were least productive in proportion to their Value had • been selected for the Purpose of being sold, and a large Part ' thereof had actually been sold to great Advantage and the • Augmentation of the Land Revenue of the Crown, but a con• siderable Portion of the different kinds of Property so selected • for Sale would still remain undisposed of after the necessary • Fund for the Redemption of such Land Tax should have been ' raised, and that it was expedient that Power should be continued • to the said Surveyor General to sell the said Portion of Pro• perty so remaining undisposed of under the said therein recited

• Acts, and to make further Sales of Property of the like Descrip48 G.3. c.73. • tion; it was enacted, that it should be lawful for the said Sur. $ 13.

veyor General for the Time being to contract or agree with

any Person or Persons, or any Bodies Politic or Corporate, for • the Sale from time to time of such Manors or Lordships • belonging to the Crown as consisted of Manorial Rights and • Quit Rents without any Lands or with very small Quantities of • Land belonging to them, and where the greater Part of the • Lands over which the Manorial Rights extended was the Pro

perty of Individuals, and of Manors or Lands of which His • Majesty was not the sole Proprietor, but was entitled to an • undivided Share jointly with Individuals, and of Lands dispersed

in small Quantities and intermixed with the Property of Indi•viduals, and lying remote from other Property belonging to the • Crown, and of Grounds or Buildings appertaining to or anciently • held with any Castle or strong Building then or then lately used • for a Common Gaol, or with any Building used for holding the • Assizes or Sessions in any County or District, or for a Court • House or Gaoler's House, or in which the Magistrates of any

County or District might claim to have Rights, from Length of • Use or Enjoyment, for the public Purposes of such County or • District, and of Tithes belonging to the Crown issuing out of • Lands which were the Property of Individuals, and of Mills, • Fisheries and Ferries, and Mooring Chains and Wastes belonging " to the Crown, the Possession of which had been usurped or • encroached upon, for the best Prices or Considerations in Money which the said Surveyor General should be able to procure for

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• the same, and the Purchase Money to be paid for the same should from time to time be paid into the Bank of England, to the Account of the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, . in like Manner as the Monies arising from the Sales of Land • Revenue authorized by the said therein recited Acts of the

Thirty eighth and Forty second Years of His then present • Majesty were directed to be paid ; and all Sales made under • the now reciting Act of the - Property thereinbefore described

should be made in the same Manner and Form, and under the • like Rules and Regulations and Provisions, and should be to all • Intents and Purposes as valid and effectual, as if the same had • been made under the said recited Acts of the Thirty eighth and

Forty second Years of His then present Majesty, or either of ' them: And Whereas by an Act passed in the Fiftieth Year of 50 G.8. c.65.

the Reign of His said late Majesty King George the Third, • intituled An Act for uniting the Offices of Surveyor General of

the Land Revenues of the Crown, and Surveyor General of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Parks and Chases, it was amongst other Things enacted, that the Business thitherto transacted and

$1. ' the Powers exercised by the Surveyor General of the Land • Revenue of the Crown, and also the Business thitherto transacted . and the Powers exercised by and the Revenue under the

Management of the Surveyors or Surveyor General of His • Majesty's Woods, Forests, Parks and Chases, should be jointly conducted and managed by the Commissioners to be appointed by His Majesty as therein mentioned; and such Commissioners so to be appointed should be and be called “ The Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues ;” and that

all Acts, Matters and Things to be done by them should be as ' valid and effectual, to all Intents and Purposes, as if the same

had been done by any such Surveyor General of the Land • Revenue of the Crown, or by any such Surveyors or Surveyor • General of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Parks and Chases, 'or of any of them: And Whereas several Sales have been made ' and completed (by and under the Authority and Direction of ' the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United • Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland) by the Surveyor General of the Land Revenues of the Crown, and by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, of Estates,

Lands and Hereditaments belonging to His Majesty, to Sir ' Herbert Taylor, a Knight Companion of the Bath, and a Lieu' tenant General in His Majesty's Army, and several other Persons; and such Estates, Lands and Hereditaments have been conveyed to the respective Purchasers in the Manner and Form prescribed by the said Act of the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, and the Purchase Monies arising from 'such Sales have been applied and disposed of according to the · Directions of the same Act: And Whereas Doubts have arisen whether some of the Estates, Lands and Hereditaments so sold as aforesaid are within the Description of Lands or Hereditaments referred to in the said recited Act of the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and thereby authorized ' to be sold as aforesaid : And Whereas it is expedient that such Doubts should be removed, and that all Sales which have been made of Estates, Lands and Hereditaments belonging to the

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• Crown under the said recited Act should be confirmed :' Be it therefore 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 Sales of Lands, Authority of the same, That all Sales which have been made under &c. made by the Direction and with the Consent of the said Commissioners Surveyor General of Land

of His Majesty's Treasury, by the Surveyor General of the Land Revenues or

Revenues of the Crown, or by the Commissioners of His Majesty's Commissioners Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, by and under the Authority of Woods and

or supposed Authority of the said recited Act of the Forty eighth Forests, with Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, as aforesaid

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according to the Forms prescribed by the said Act, shall be and under 48 G.3. the same are hereby ratified and confirmed and made valid, as c.73. con- fully and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as firmed ; and if the Estates, Lands and Hereditaments so sold as aforesaid bad the Purchasers been particularly mentioned and specifically described in the said formed to the

Act; and the respective Purchasers of such Estates, Lands and Directions of Hereditaments, who have obtained Certificates of their Purchases the said Act to and inrolled the same, and paid the Puro nase Monies therein have peaceable mentioned as directed by the said last mentioned Act, and their Possession.

respective Heirs, Successors and Assigns, shall be adjudged, deemed and taken to be in the actual Seisin and Possession of the Estates, Lands, Rights, Interests and Hereditaments so by them respectively purchased, and shall hold and enjoy the same peaceably and quietly, freed and discharged from all Claims and Demands of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, or of any Person or Persons claiming under him or them, as fully and ampls

, to all Intents and Purposes, as His Majesty, His Heirs and Suc

. cessors, might or could have held and enjoyed the same if such Sales had not taken place; and such respective Purchaser of Purchasers, his, her or their Heirs, Successors or Assigns, shall not be liable to be hereafter disturbed under any Pretence or Pretences that the Estates, Lands and Hereditaments so sold and purchased by him, her or them as aforesaid, were not saleable under the Powers or Authorities of the said recited Act of the Forty eighth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty as aforesaid, or any other Pretence or Pretences whatsoever.

CAP. LII.
An Act for defraying the Expence of any additional Nara

Force to be employed in the East Indies.

[26th May 1826.)

53 G.3. c.155.

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THEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifty third Year of the

Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for continuing in the East India Company for a further Term the Possession of the British Territories in India,

together with certain exclusive Privileges; for establishing für 'ther Regulations for the Government of the said Territories and the better Administration of Justice within the same ; and for regulating the Trade to and from the Places within the Limit

of the said Company's Charter, Provision is made for defraying • all the Charges and Expences of raising and maintaining the · Forces, as well European as Native, Military, Artillery and · Marine, on the Establishments in the East Indies and Parts

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« within the Limits aforesaid, and of maintaining the Forts and • Garrisons there, and providing Warlike and Naval Stores: And • Whereas it is expedient that similar Provision should be made • for Payment by the said Company of the Expences of any • Naval Force which now is or at any Time hereafter may be • sent to the East Indies or Parts aforesaid, for the Purpose of • being employed in Hostilities with any of the Native Powers :' 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 all the Charges and Ex- Charges and pences of sending out and employing in the East Indies and Expences of Parts aforesaid the Naval Force which hath been lately sent out Naval Forces by His Majesty, upon the Representation of the Court of Direc- sent out

Representation tors of the said United Company, with the Approbation of the of Directors of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, and also all the Charges East India and Expences of any Naval Force which may hereafter be sent Company, to out by His Majesty, His Heirs or Successors, upon the Represent- be defrayed by ation of the Court of Directors of the said United Company, and Company. with the Approbation of the said Commissioners, for the Purpose of being employed in Hostilities against any of the Native Powers in the East Indies or Parts aforesaid, shall be borne by the said United Company as Part of their Political Charges, and the Amount thereof shall from time to time, as the same shall be ascertained, be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer, in such Manner as the Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland shall direct.

CAP. LIII.
An Act to regulate the Importation of Silk Goods until the

Tenth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and
twenty eight, and to encourage the Silk Manufactures by
the Repeal of certain Duties.

[26th May 1826.] :W

HEREAS by an Act passed in the last Session of Parlia- 6 G.4. c.105.

ment, intituled An Act to repeal the several Laws relating to the Customs, the Laws by which the Importation of Wrought • Silk is prohibited will, from and after the Fifth Day of July next, be repealed; and it is expedient to make Regulations for the

Importation of such Goods when the same shall become lawful : ' And Whereas by another Act passed in the last Session of Par- 6 G.4. c.111. • liament, intituled An Act for granting Duties of Customs, cer. tain rated Duties are charged upon the Importation of Raw and Thrown Silk according to the Weight thereof, and a Duty of • Thirty Pounds per Centum is charged upon the Importation of • Wrought Silks according to the Value thereof; and it is expe• dient that during the Pleasure of Parliament the said rated • Duties should be reduced, and also that the Amount of Duty • intended to be raised upon the Importation of Wrought Silks should, as far as may be practicable, be ascertained and charged by a rated Duty according to the Weight thereof, instead of a

Duty per Cenium according to the Value' Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and

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