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Debentures Company of an annual Sum in lieu of Stamp Duties on their under this Act. Bonds, and the Exemption of their Bonds from Stamp Duties,

shall be applicable with respect to the Bonds and Debentures to be issued under the Authority of this Act, as if such Provisions were here repeated and re-enacted with reference

thereto. Forgery of De

X. All Provisions now in force in anywise relating to the bentures to be Offence of forging or altering, or offering, uttering, disposing Forgery of East of, or putting off, knowing the same to be forged or altered, Indian Bonds. any East India Bond, with Intent to defraud, shall extend and

be applicable to and in respect of any Debenture issued under the Common Seal of the said Company under the Authority of this Act, as well as to and in respect of any Bond issued

under the Seal of the said Company under such Authority. Returns to be XI. Provided always, That, on or before the First Day of annually pre: February in each Year, the Court of Directors of the East pared of Monies India Company, under such Direction and Control as aforesaid, &c. and pre

shall prepare or cause to be prepared a Return of all Monies sented to Par- raised on Loan under the Provisions of this Act; also, a Return Jiament.

of all Stocks, Loans, Debts, and Liabilities then chargeable on the East India Revenues at Home and Abroad, up to the latest Period of Time to which such Return can be made out ; that all such Returns shall be presented to both Houses of Parliament on or before the First Day of February in each Year, if Parliament is then sitting, and if Parliament is not sitting, then such Returns shall be presented within Ten Days of the First Meeting of Parliament after the First Day of

February in each Year. Existing

XII. This Act shall not prejudice or affect any Power of Powers of the raising or borrowing Money vested in the said Company at the Company not

Time of the passing thereof. prejudiced.

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CAP. IV. An Act to continue an Act of the last Session to authorize the embodying of the Militia.

[25th March 1858.] WHEREAS by an Act of the last Session of Parliament,

Chapter Eighty-two, it was enacted, that it should be ' lawful for Her Majesty, and for the Lord Lieutenant or

other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, respectively, ' at any Time after the passing of that Act, and before the

Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight, to cause all or any Part of the respective Militias ' in England, Scotland, and Ireland to be drawn out and

embodied in like Manner as in the respective Cases in which 6 buch Militias were then by Law authorized to be drawn out - and embodied: And whereas it is expedient that the said

Act should be continued as herein-after mentioned : Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with

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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. All the Powers and Provisions of the said Act shall be powers of continued and shall have effect as if the Twenty-fifth Day of

20 & 21 Vict.

C. 82. continued March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine had been to 25th March mentioned therein instead of the Twenty-fifth Day of March 1859. One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

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CAP. V.
An Act to apply the Sum of Ten Millions out of the

Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One
thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

[26th March 1858.] Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majest.y's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards making good “the Supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty ' in this Session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto

Your Majesty the Sum herein-after 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:

I. There shall and may be issued and applied, for or towards There shall be making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the applied for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred 'and fifty- Service of the eight, the Sum of Ten Millions out of the Consolidated Fund the Sum of of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and 10,000,000!. the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United out of the ConKingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or the Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Time being, are or is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and apply the same accordingly.

11. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her The Treasurer Majesty's Treasury from Time to Time, by Warrant under may cause their Hands, to cause or direct any Number of Exchequer 10,000,0001. Bills to be made out at the Receipt of Her Majesty's Ex- Bills to be chequer at Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not made out in exceeding in the whole the Sum of Ten Millions; and such manner preExchequer Bills shall be made out in the same or like Manner, 486.3. . ., Form, and Order, and according to the same or like Rules and 4 & 5 W. 4. Directions, as are directed and prescribed in an Act passed in , 15., and

5 & 6 Vict. the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, Chapter One, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the

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Fourth,

solidated Fund.

c. 66.

Fourth, Chapter Fifteen, and in another Act passed in the
Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of

the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Sixty-six. The Clauses, III. All and every the Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Pri& Aets extended vileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities to this Act. contained in the said recited Acts shall be applied and extended

to the Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually, to all Intents and Purposes, as if particularly repeated and re-enacted in this Act.

IV. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of Interest on Exchequer this Act shall and may bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate Bills. of Threepence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem upon or in

respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained

therein. Bank of

V. It shall and may be lawful for the Governor and ComEngland may pany of the Bank of England, and they are hereby empowered, advance 10,000,000l.

to take, accept, and receive the Exchequer Bills authorized to on the Credit be made out in pursuance of this Act, and to advance or lend of this Act, to Her Majesty, at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westnotwithstanding

minster, upon the Credit of the Sum granted by this Act, out 3 & 6 W. & M. of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great C. 20.

Britain and Ireland, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Ten Millions, anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, Chapter Twenty, or in any other

Act or Acts, to the contrary notwithstanding. Bills prepared VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by virtue of

Majesty's Treasury, and they are hereby authorized and emthis Act to be delivered to

powered, to cause such Bills as shall be prepared by virtue of the Bank as this Act to be delivered from Time to Time to the Governor Security for

and Company of the Bank of England, in such Proportions such Advances.

as the Public Service may require, as Security for any Advance or Advances which may be made to Her Majesty by the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England, under the

Authority of this Act. Monies raised VII. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by Bills to be Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply from Time to Time all Services voted such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to hy the Com- be made out in pursuance of this Act to such Services as shall

then have been voted by the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in this present Session of Parlia

ment. Exchequer VIII. The Principal Sum or Sums of Money to be contained Bilis made

in all such Exchequer Bills to be made forth by virtue of this chargeable upon the grow- Act, together with the Interest that may become due thereon, ing Produce shall be and the same are hereby made chargeable and charged of the Consoli

upon the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund of the dated Fund.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in the next succeeding Quarter to that in which the said Exchequer Bills have been issued; and it shall be lawful for the said Commis. sioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, and they

are

mons.

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are hereby authorized, from Time to Tiine, by Warrant under their Hands, to direct the Comptroller General of the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westminster, in such Manner as they shall think necessary, to grant a Credit on the Exchequer Funds in the Bank of England unto such Person or Persons as shall be named in the said Warrant, which Credit shall be chargeable on and paid out of the growing Produce of the said Consolidated Fund of the next succeeding Quarter to that in which 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.

CAP. VI.
An Act to apply the Sum of Five hundred thousand

Pounds out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service
of the Year ending the Thirty-first Day of March
One thousand eight hundred and fifty-eight.

[26th March 1858.] Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the

Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and · Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards making good the

Supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty

in this Session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto • Your Majesty the Sum herein-after mentioned ; and do there· fore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be o 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. There shall and may be issued and applied, for or towards There shall be making good the Supply granted to Her Majesty for the applied for the Deficiency in the Grants for the Service of the Year ending

Year ending the Thirty-first Day of March One thousand eight hundred the 31st Day and fifty-eight, the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds out of March 1858 of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great the Sum of Britain and Ireland, and the Commissioners of Her Majesty's of the ConTreasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, solidated Fund. or the Lord High Treasurer of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, for the Time being, are or is hereby authorized and empowered to issue and apply the same accordingly.

IÍ. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her The Treasury Majesty's Treasury from Time to Time, by Warrant under may cause

500,0001. their Hands, to cause or direct any Number of Exchequer Bills

Echequer to

Service of the

c. 66.

to this Act.

Bills to be made to be made out at the Receipt of Her Majesty's Exchequer out in manner prescribed by

at Westminster for any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding 48 G, 3, c. 1.,

in the whole the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds; and 4 & 5 W. 4. such Exchequer Bills shall be made out in the same or like c. 15., and

Manner, Form, and Order, and according to the same or like 5 & 6 Vict.

Rules and Directions, as are directed and prescribed in an Act passed in the Forty-eighth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, Chapter One, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fourth and Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, Chapter Fifteen, and in another Act passed in the Session of Parliament holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of

the Reign of Her present Majesty, Chapter Sixty-six. The Clauses, III. All and every the

Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, in Acts extended Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities contained

in the said recited Acts shall be applied and extended to the Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of this Act, as fully and effectually, to all intents and Purposes, as if the said several Clauses, Provisoes, Powers, Privileges, Advantages, Penalties, Forfeitures, and Disabilities had been particularly

repeated and re-enacted in the Body of this Act. Interest on IV. The Exchequer Bills to be made out in pursuance of Exchequer this Act shall and may bear an Interest not exceeding the Rate Bills.

of Threepence Halfpenny per Centum per Diem upon or in respect of the whole of the Monies respectively contained therein.

V. It shall and may be lawful for the Governor and ComEngland

pany

of the Bank of England, and they are hereby empowered, may advance 500,0001,

to take, accept, and receive the Exchequer Bills authorized to on the Credit be made out in pursuance of this Act, and to advance or lend of this Act, to Her Majesty, at the Receipt of the Exchequer at Westnotwithstanding

minster, upon the Credit of the Sum granted by this Act, out 5 & 6 W. & M. of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the whole the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds, anything in an Act passed in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, Chapter Twenty, or in any other Actor Acts, to the contrary notwith

standing Bills prepared VI. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by virtue of

Majesty's Treasury, and they are hereby authorized and emthis Act to be delivered to

powered, to cause such Bills as shall be prepared by virtue of the Bank as this Act to be delivered from Time to Time to the Governor Security for

and Company of the Bank of England, in such Proportions as such Advances.

the Public Service may require, as Security for any Advance or Advances which may be made to Her Majesty by the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England, under the

Authority of this Act. Monies raised

VII. It shall be lawful for the said Commissioners of Her by Bills to be applied to the Majesty's Treasury to issue and apply from Time to Time all Services voted such Sums of Money as shall be raised by Exchequer Bills to

be

Bank of

c. 20.

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