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Court may, for IV. And, with regard to the Place and Mode of Imprisonall Offences un- ment for all indictable Offences punishable under this Act, be it der this Act, enacted, That where any Person shall be convicted of any Felony order hard La

or Misdemeanor punishable under this Act, for which Imprisonbour or solitary

ment may be awarded, it shall be lawful for the Court to sentence Confinement.

the Offender to be imprisoned, or to be imprisoned and kept to hard Labour, in the Common Gaol or House of Correction, and also to direct that the Offender shall be kept in solitary Confinement for the whole or any Portion or Portions of such Imprisonment, or of such Imprisonment with hard Labour, as to the Court in its Discretion shall seem meet.

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Stealing Public V. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal any Tally, or Private Sec Order, or other Security whatsoever, entitling or evidencing the curities for Mo. Title of any person or Body Corporate to any Share or Interest ney, or War

any

Public Stock or Fund, whether of this Kingdom, or of rants for Goods, Great Britain or of Ireland, or of any Foreign State, or in any Felony

Fund' of any Body Corporate, Company, or Society, or to any

Deposit in any Savings Bank, or shall steal any Debenture, Deed, Bond, Bill, Note, Warrant, Order, or other Security whatsoever for Money or for Payment of Money, whether of this Kingdom or of any Foreign State, or shall steal any warrant or Order for the Delivery or Transfer of any Goods or valuable Thing, every such Offender shall be deemed guilty of Felony, of the same Nature and in the same Degree and punishable in the same Manner as if he had stolen any Chattel of like Value with the Share, Interest, or Deposit to which the Security so stolen may relate, or with the Money due on the Security so stolen or secured thereby and remaining unsatisfied, or with the Value of the Goods or other valuable Thing mentioned in the Warrant or Order; and each of the several Documents_hereinbefore enumerated shall throughout this Act be deenied for every Purpose to be included under and denoted by the Words < valuable Security."

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Menaces.

Robbery.

VI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall rob any other Person of any Chattel, Money, or valuable Sccurity, every such

Offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon; Stealing from

and if any person shall steal any such Property from the Person the Person.

of another, or shall assault any other Person with Intent to rob Demands ac- bim, or shall with Menaces or by Force demand any such Procompanied with

perty of

any

other Person with Intent to steal the same, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted

thereof, shall be liable at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Four Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonnent. Obtaining Mo- VII. And be it declared and enacted, That if any Person shall ney, fc. by accuse or threaten to accuse any other Person of any infamous Threuts, to ac- Crime, as hereinafter detined, with a View or Intent to extort or cuse of infamous gain from him, and shall by intimidating him by such Accusation Crime, deemed or Threat extort or gain from him, any Chattel, Money, or vaRobbery. luable Security, every such Offender shall be deemed guilty of

Robbery, and shall be indicted and punished accordingly.

VIII. And

' VIII. And be it enacted, That if any person shall knowingly Sending Letters send or deliver any Letter or Writing, demanding of any Person, containing with Menaces, and without any reasonable or probable Cause, Threats to acany Chattel, Money, or valuable Security; or if any Person-shall cuse of infamous accuse or threaten to accuse; or shall knowingly send or.

Crimes.

deliver any Letter or Writing accusing or threatening to accuse, any Person of any Crime punishable by Law with Death, Transportation, or Pillory, or of any Assault with Intent to commit any Rape, or of any Attempt or Endeavour to commit any Rape, or of any infamous Crime, as hereinafter defined, with a View or Intent to extort or gain from such Person any Chattel, Money, or valuable Security ; every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Four Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment.

IX. And, for defining what shall be an infamous Crime within What shall be the Meaning of this Act, be it enacted, That the abominable. Crime deemed an inof Buggery, committed either with Mankind or with Beast, and famous Crime. every Assault with Intent to commit the said abominable Crime, and every Attempt or endeavour to commit the said abominable Crime, and every Solicitation, Persuasion, Promise, or Threat offered or made to any Person, whereby to move or induce such Person to commit or permit the said abominable Crime, shall be deemed to be an infamous Crime within the Meaning of this Act.

X. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall break and Sacrilege. enter any Church or Chapel, and steal therein any Chattel, or having stolen any Chattel in any Church or Chapel, shall break out of the same, every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

XI. And be it enacted, That every Person convicted of Burglary. Burglary shall suffer Death as a Felon; and it is hereby declared, that if any Person shall enter the Dwelling House of another with Intent to commit Felony; or being in such Dwelling House shall commit any Felony, and shall in either Case break out of the said Dwelling House, in the Night-time, such Person shall be deemed guilty of Burglary.

XII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall break and House-breaking enter any Dwelling House, and steal therein any Chattel, Money, and stealing in or valuable Security to any Value whatever; or shall steal any

a House, such Property to any Value whatever in any Dwelling House, any. Person therein being put in fear; or shall steal in ary Dwelling House any Chattel, Money, or valuable Security to the Value in the whole of Five Pounds or more; every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon.

XIII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That no Building, What Buildings although within the same Curtilage with the Dwelling House, and to be considered occupied therewith, shall be deemed to be part of such Dwelling Part of a House for the Purpose of Burglary, or for any of the Purposes House.

aforesaid,

aforesaid, unless there shall be a Communication between such Building and Dwelling House, either immediate, or by means of a covered and inclosed Passage leading from the one to the other. Breaking into XIV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall break and any Building enter any Building, and steal therein any Chattel, Money, or vawithin the same luable Security, such Building being within the Curtilage of a Curtilage as Dwelling House, and occupied therewith, but not being Part the House.

thereof according to the Provision herein-before mentioned, every

such Offender, being convicted thereof, either upon an Indictment for the same Offence, or upon an Indictment for Burglary, Housebreaking, or stealing to the Value of Five Pounds in a Dwelling House, containing a separate Count for such Offence, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for Life, or for any Term not less than Seven Years, or to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Four Years, and, if a Male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit), in addition to such Imprisonment. Breaking into

XV. And be it enacted, That if any person shall break and a Shop, Ware house, &c.

enter any Shop, Warehouse, or Counting House, and steal therein any Chattel, Money, or valuable Security, every such Offender,

being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award as herein-before last mentioned.

Stealing Goods XVI. And be it enacted, That if any person shall steal, to in Process of the Value of Ten Shillings, any Goods or Article of Silk, Woollen, Manufacture. Linen, or Cottou, or of any one or more of those Materials

mixed with each other, or mixed with any other Material, wbilst laid, placed, or exposed, during any Stage, Process, or Progress of Manufacture, in any Building, Field, or other Place, every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award as herein-before last mentioned.

Stealing Goods

XVII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal from Vessels.

any Goods or Merchandize in any Vessel, Barge, or Boat

of any Description whatsoever, in any Port of Entry or Discharge, or upon any navigable River or Canal, or in any Creek belonging to or communicating with any such Port, River, or Canal, or shall steal any Goods or Merchandize from any Dock, Wharf, or Quay adjacent to any such Port, River, Canal, or Creek, every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award as herein-before last mentioved.

Plundering XVIII. And be it enacted, That if any person shall plunder shipwrecked

or steal any Part of any Ship or Vessel which shall be in Distress, Vessels.

or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, or any Goods, Merchan

dize, or Articles of any kind belonging to such Ship or Vessel, every such Offender, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon ;

Provided always, that when Articles of small Value shall be Stealing stranded or cast on shore, and shall be stolen without Circumstranded Ar. stances of Cruelty, Outrage, or Violence, it shall be lawful to ticles.

prosecute and punish the Offender as for Simple Larceny; and in either Case the. Offender may be indicted and tried in the

County

County in which the Offence shall have been committed, or in any County vext adjoining

XIX. And be it enacted, That if any Goods, Merchandize, Unlawful Posor Articles of any Kind, belonging to any Ship or Vessel in

session of Distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore as aforesaid, shipwrecked shall, by virtue of a Search Warrant, to be granted as herein-after

Goods, punished mentioned, be found in the Possession of any Person, or on the

by Fine. Premises of any person with his Knowledge, and such Person, being carried before a Justice of the Peace, shall not satisfy the Justice that he came lawfully by the same, then the same shall, by Order of the Justice, be forth with delivered over to or for the Use of the rightful Owner thereof; and the Offender, on Conviction of such Offence before the Justice, shall forfeit and pay, over and above the Value of the Goods, Merchandize, or Articles, such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Pounds, as to the Justice shall seem meet.

XX. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall offer or Shipwrecked expose for Sale any Goods, Merchandize, or Articles whatsoever, Goods offered which shall have been unlawfully taken, or reasonably suspected so

for Sale, may

be seized. to have been, from any Ship or Vessel in Distress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore as aforesaid, in every such Case any Person to whom the same shall be offered for Sale, or any Officer of the Customs or Excise, or Peace Officer, may lawfully seize the same, and shall with all convenient Speed carry the same, or give Notice of such Seizure, to some Justice of the Peace; and if the Person who shall have offered or exposed the same for Sale, being duly summoned by such Justice, shall not appear and satisfy the Justice that he came lawfully by such Goods, Merchandize, or Articles, then the same shall, by Order of the Justice, be forthwith delivered over to or for the Use of the rightful Owner thereof, upon Payment of a reasonable Reward ( to be ascertained by the Justice) to the Person who seized the same; and the Offender, on Conviction of such Offence by the Justice, shall forfeit and pay, over and above the Value of the Goods, Merchandize, or Articles, such Sum of Money, not exceeding Twenty Pounds, as to the Justice shall seem meet.

XXI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal, or

Stealing Reshall for any fraudulent Purpose take from its Place of Deposit cords or Profor the Time being, or from any Person having the lawful Custody ceedings of

Court of thereof, or shall unlawfully and maliciously obliterate, injure, or

Justice, destroy, any Record, Writ, Return, Panel, Process, Interrogatory, Deposition, Affidavit, Rule, Order, or Warrant of Attorney, or any original Document whatsoever of or belonging to any Court of Record, or relating to any Matter Civil or Criminal, begun, depending, or terminated in any such Court, or any Bill, Answer, Interrogatory, Deposition, Affidavit, Order, or Decree, or any original Document whatsoever of or belonging to any Court of Equity, or relating to any Cause or Matter begun, depending, or terminated in any such Court, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the Seas for the Term of Seven Years, or to suffer such other Punishment by Fine or Imprisonment, or by both, as the Court shall award; and it shall not in any Indictment for such Offence be necessary to allege that the Article, in respect of which the Offence is committed, is the Property of any Person, or that the same is of any Value.

XXII. And

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Stealing Wills.

XXII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall, either

during the Life of the Testator or Testatrix, or after his or her Death, steal, or for any fraudulent Purpose destroy or conceal, any Will, Codicil, or other Testamentary Instrument, whether the same shall relate to Real or Personal Estate,' or to both, every such Offender shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award, as herein-before last mentioned; and it shall not in any Indictment for such Offence be necessary to allege that such Will, Codicil, or other Instruinent, is the Property of any Person, or that the same is of any Value. Stealing

XXIII. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal any Writings re- Paper or Parchment, written or printed, or partly written and lating to Real

partly printed, being Evidence of the Title or of any part of the Estate.

Title to any Real Estate, every such Offender shall be deemed

guilty of a Misdemeanor, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to any of the Punishments which the Court may award, as hereinbefore last mentioned ; and in any Indictment for such Offence it shall be sufficient to allege the Thing stolen to be Evidence of the Title, or of Part of the Title, of the Person or of some one of the Persons having a present Interest, whether legal or equitable, in the Real Estate to which the same relates, and to mention such Real Estate, or some Part thereof; and it shall not be necessary to allege the Thing stolen to be of any Value. The Provisions

XXIV. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing in

this Act contained relating to either of the Misdemeanors aforeWritings not to said, nor any Proceeding, Conviction, or Judgment to be had or lessen any Re- taken thereupon, shall prevent, lessen), or impeach any Remedy medy which the at Law or in Equity which any Party aggrieved by any such Party ago

Offence might or would have had if this Act had not been passed; grieved now but nevertheless the Conviction of any such Offender shall not

be received in Evidence in any Action at Law or Suit in Equity

against him; and no Person shall be liable to be convicted of either of the Misdemeanors aforesaid, by any Evidence whatever, in respect of any Act done by hitn, if he shall at any Time previously to his being indicted for such Offence have disclosed such Act, on Oath, in consequence of any compulsory Process of any Court of Law or Equity in any Action, Suit, or Proceeding which shall have been bona fide instituted by any Party aggrieved, or if he shall have disclosed the same in Examination or Deposition before any Commissioners of Bankrupt.

as to Wills and

has.

Stealing

XXV. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall steal any Horses, Cows, Horse, Mare, Gelding, Colt or Filly, or any Bull, Cow, Ox, and Sheep.

Heifer or Calf, or any Ram, Ewe, Sheep or Lamb, or shall

wilfully kill any of such Cattle, with Inteni to steal the Carcase or Skin or any part of the Cattle so killed, every such Offender shall be guilty of Felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall suffer Death as a Felon. Unlawfully XXVI. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall unlawcoursing, hunt.

fully and wilfully course, hunt, snare, or carry away, or kill or ing, 8c. Deer

wound, or attempt to kill or wound, any Deer kept or being in in any inclosed

the inclosed Part of any Forest, Chase, or Purlieu, or in any Part of Forest, inclosed Land wherein Deer shall be usually kept, every such &c. Felony.

Offender

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