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the said Exchequer Bills have been issued, for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole a Sum sufficient to discharge and pay off the Principal Sum or Sums of Money contained in such Exchequer Bills then outstanding, and which may have been made out and issued by virtue of this Act, together with all such Interest as may be due thereupon.

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CAP. XVIII.
An Act to effect an Exchange between the Commis-

sioners of Chelsea Hospital and the Governor and
Company of Chelsea Waterworks of Lands in the
Parishes of Saint George Hanover Square and Saint
Margaret Westminster in the County of Middlesex.

(21st May 1858.] Recital of

HEREAS by an Agreement in Writing, made and Agreement,

entered into the Twenty-fourth Day of September in dated 24th September

- the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty1857, for an « seven, between the Lords and other Commissioners for the Exchange of

Government of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and the OutLands specified in the First

- Pensioners thereunto belonging, in the County of Middlesex, Schedule be- • therein-after called the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, of longing to • the one Part, and the Governor and Company of Chelsea Chelsea Hospital, for Lands - Waterworks of the other Part, after reciting that the said specified in the « Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital were seised for an Estate Second Sche

• in Fee Simple in possession of the Piece or Parcel of Ground dule belonging to Chelsea

• specified in the First Schedule to this Act, subject neverWaterworks theless to certain Annuities and Fee-farm Rents charged Company. " thereon by the Will of the Right Honourable Richard late

· Earl Grosvenor, and otherwise, but which Annuities and

Rents were also charged on other large Estates of great · Value, and on the Purchase of which said Land and Here- ditaments specified in the said First Schedule to this Act, « together with other Hereditaments by the said Commissioners

of Chelsea Hospital, from the Grand Junction Waterworks - Company, the said Grand Junction Waterworks Company • gave to the said Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital their Bond · under their Common Seal, dated the eighth Day of November • One thousand eight hundred and forty-three, in the Sum of • Twelve thousand Pounds, for indemnifying the said Coms missioners of Chelsea Hospital, their Heirs and Assigns, and • the said Hereditaments so purchased by them, from the said - Annuities and Fee-farm Rents, and all Costs occasioned

thereby; and reciting that the said Governor and Company < of Chelsea Waterworks were seised for an Estate in Fee - Simple in possession of the Piece or Parcel of Ground specified - in the Second Schedule to this Act; and reciting that the " said Two Parcels of Ground were of the same Value, and that it would be greatly for the Advantage of both the Parties

" thereto

thereto to exchange the same; it was by the said Agreement . now in recital mutually agreed between the Parties thereto ' in manner following ; that is to say, that they the said Com

missioners of Chelsea Hospital should and would, at their own • Costs and Charges, use their best Endeavours to obtain an Act of Parliament to effect an Exchange of the said Parcels

of Land, so that the said Land and Hereditaments specified " in the said First Schedule to this Act, with their Rights,

Members, and Appurtenances, might become and be vested ' in the said Governor and Company of Chelsea Waterworks,

their Successors and Assigns, freed and discharged from all

Uses, Estates, Charges, Trusts, Conditions, Rights, and · Powers then affecting the same, and to be by them held to • the same Uses, for the same Estates, upon the same Trusts, • and with, under, and subject to the same Charges, Rights, · Powers, and Provisions, as the Land and Hereditaments

specified in the said Second Schedule to this Act were then • held upon or subject to; and so that the said Land and • Hereditaments specified in the said Second Schedule to this • Act, with their Rights, Members, and Appartenances, might 6 become and be vested in the said Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, their Successors and Assigns, freed and discharged ' from all Uses, Estates, Charges, Trusts, Conditions, Rights,

and Powers then affecting the same, and to be by them held • to the same Uses, for the same Estates, upon the same * Trusts, and with, under, and subject to the same Charges, • Rights, Powers, and Provisions, as the Land and Heredita"ments specified in the said First Schedule to this Act were " then held upon or subject to; and to the Intent that the • Benefit of the said Bond of the said Grand Junction Water' works Company, and of all other Bonds or Covenants for « the Indemnity of the said Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, - and the said Land and Hereditaments specified in the said

First Schedule to this Act, from the said Annuities and • Fee-farm Rents, might enure or continue for the Benefit of • the same Commissioners, their Successors and Assigns, and • of the said Land and Hereditamenta specified in the said - Second Schedule to this Act; and that they the said Governor ' and Company of Chelsea Waterworks should and would, at • their own Costs and Charges, give such Consents as should • be necessary on their Part for obtaining an Act of Parliament * to effect such Exchange as was therein-before mentioned:

And whereas it is expedient that the Exchange mentioned

in the said Agreement should be carried into effect, but the • same cannot be accomplished without the Authority of Par• liament:' May it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it 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, as follows:

I. The

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Land specified I. The said Land and Hereditaments specified in the said in First Sche. First Schedule to this Act shall forthwith absolutely vest in dule to vest in the Governor

the said Governor and Company of Chelsea Waterworks, their and Company Successors and Assigns, to the Intent and in the Manner in of Chelsea Waterworks,

the said Agreement expressed ; and the said Land and Hereand Land

ditaments specified in the said Second Schedule to this Act cified in shall forthwith absolutely vest in the said Lords and other Second Sche

Commissioners for the Government of the Royal Hospital at dule to vest in the Commis- Chelsea and the Out-Pensioners thereunto belonging, their Sucsioners of cessors and Assigns, to the Intent and in the Manner in the Chelsea Hos

said Agreement expressed; and the Benefit of the said Bond pital.

of the Grand Junction Waterworks Company, and of all other Bonds or Covenants for the Indemnity of the said Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, and of the said Land and Hereditaments comprised in the said First Schedule hereto, from the said Annuities and Fee-farm Rents, shall henceforth enure or continue for the Benefit and Indemnity of the same Commissioners, their Successors and Assigns, and of the said Land and Hereditaments specified in the said Second Schedule to this Act, in the same Manner in all respects as if the said Land and Hereditaments specified in the said Second Schedule to the said Act had been mentioned or referred to in the said Bonds and Covenants, in lieu of the said Land and Hereditaments comprised in the said First Schedule to this Act.

SCHEDULES to which the foregoing Act refers.

The FIRST SCHEDULE referred to by this Act. All that Piece or Parcel of Ground in the Parish of Saint George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex, containing One Rood Nine Poles and Twenty-four Yards, or thereabouts, bounded on the North-west by the Centre of the Ranelagh or Common Sewer, on the North-east by Lands now belonging to the said Governor and Company of Chelsea Waterworks, on the South-east by the Commercial Road, and on the Southwest by the Line of a proposed new Street intended to lead from Lower Sloane Street to the new Chelsea Bridge, and which Piece of Land is also delineated in a Plan drawn in the Margin of the said Agreement, and is therein coloured Pink.

The SECOND SCHEDULE referred to by this Act. All that Piece or Parcel of Ground in the Parishes of Saint Margaret Westminster and Saint George Hanover Square, or One of them, in the County of Middlesex, heretofore Marsh or Meadow Ground, and being Part of a Meadow heretofora called Hooker's Meadow, containing One Rood and Thirty Poles and Fourteen Yards, or thereabouts, and bounded on

the

the North-west by the Centre of the said Ranelagh Sewer, on the South-east by the said Commercial Road, on the South-west by Land belonging to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital, and on the North-east by Land belonging to the said Commissioners, and which Piece of Land is also delineated in the said Plan drawn in the Margin of the said Agreement, and is therein coloured Yellow.

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CAP. XIX.
An Act to continue an Act of the Third and Fourth

Years of Her Majesty, Chapter One hundred and
ten, to amend the Laws relating to Loan Societies.

[21st May 1858.] WHEREAS an Act was passed

in the Session holden in the Third and Fourth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter • One hundred and ten, “ to amend the Laws relating to 3 & 4 Vict.

“ Loan Societies," which Act was limited to continue until c. 110. • the Thirty-first Day of August One thousand eight hundred

and forty-one, but has been continued by several Acts, and . lastly by an Act of the last Session of Parliament, Chapter

Forty-one, until the First Day of August One thousand eight 20 & 21 Vict. • hundred and fifty-eight: And whereas in the said Act of c.41.

the last Session of Parliament are contained Enactments s which are to take effect after the Termination of the Period

thereby limited for the Continuance of the said Act of the • Third and Fourth Years of Her Majesty : And whereas it • is expedient that the said Act of the Third and Fourth Years • of Her Majesty should be further continued :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, hy 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, as follows:

I. The said Act of the Third and Fourth Years of Her 3 & 4 Vict. Majesty shall continue in force until the First Day of August c. 110. further One thousand eight hundred and sixty-three; and the Pro- continued. visions of the said Act of the last Session of Parliament, which were to take effect after the Termination of the Period thereby limited for the Continuance of the first-mentioned Act, shall take effect whensoever the said first-mentioned Act may expire, and not otherwise.

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CAP. XX. An Act for granting a Stamp Duty on certain Drafts or Orders for the Payment of Money.

(21st May 1858.] Most Gracious Sovereign, VE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards raising the Supply

granted

granted to Your Majesty, have freely and voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty the Stamp Duty herein mentioned ; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it 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, as follows: After 24th I. From and after the Twenty-fourth Day of May One May 1858 cer- thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, all Drafts or Orders be chargeable

for the Payment of any Sum of Money to the Bearer on

Demand, which being drawn upon any Banker, or any Person Duty of id.

or Persons acting as a Banker, and residing or transacting the Business of a Banker, within Fifteen Miles of the Place where such Drafts or Orders are issued, are now exempt from Stamp Duty, shall be chargeable with the Stamp Duty of One Penny

for every such Draft or Order. The Duty to be II. The Duty by this Act granted shall be under the Care under the Care and Management of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue for of the Commissioners of In

the Time being; and all the Powers, Provisions, and Reguland Revenue. lations, Pains and Penalties, contained in or imposed by any Powers and Actor Acts relating to any Duties of the same Kind or Provisions of Description payable in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, former Acts to and in force at the Time of the passing of this Act, shall apply to this

respectively be in full Force and Effect with respect to the Duty by this Act granted, and to the Paper and Instruments chargeable therewith, so far as the same are or shall be applicable, and shall be observed, applied, enforced, and put in execution for and in the collecting and securing of the said Duty hereby granted, and otherwise in relation thereto, so far as the same shall be consistent with the express Provisions of this Act, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the same had been herein repeated and specially enacted with reference to the said Duty by this Act granted.

Act.

Agreement between Commissioners of Public Works and Chelsea Hospital, dated Feb. 23, 1858.

CAP. XXI.
An Act to confirmi a Contract for the Sale by the

Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works of certain
Lands to the Commissioners of Chelsea Hospital.

[14th June 1858.] HEREAS by an Agreement made and entered into the

Twenty-third Day of February One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, between the Commissioners of Her

Majesty's Works and Public Buildings incorporated for the · Purposes of the Acts of Parliament therein-after mentioned

of the one Part, and the Right Honourable Robert Lowe, the Right Honourable Sir Edward Blakeney, a General in

Her Majesty's Army, G.C.B., G.C.H., and Sir Alexander · Woodford, a General in Her Majesty's Army, G.C.B., G.C.,

- M.G.,

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