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ment to be
put in execution; and in the Case of any such Grant the Amount thereof shall be deducted from the gross Amount of the Expence of erecting the same, and the Residue only shall be levied off the several Counties contributory to such Expence in the Proportions and Manner prescribed by the Order of the said Lord
Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors as aforesaid. Grand Jury may
IX. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Grand direct Present- Jury hereby required to present any Sum of Money for the Purlevied by In
poses of this Act to direct that the Amount of such Presentment stalments.
shall be levied by any Number of equal half-yearly Instalments Lord Lieuten- not exceeding Twelve; and upon such Presentment being made ant may order
it shall be lawful for the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Sums presented Governor or Governors, if he or they shall so think fit, to order to be advanced that the whole or such Part as he or they shall deem proper of out of the Con. the Money so presented, or the Residue thereof in case of any solidated Fund.
Grant being made as aforesaid, shall be advanced out of the Sum
of Five hundred thousand Pounds which by an Act of the First 1 & 2 W. 4. c.33. and Second Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the
Extension and Promotion of Public Works in Ireland, may be advanced to the said Commissioners of Public Works, for the more speedy Execution of the Work to which such Presentment shall relate, which Sum so advanced shall be repaid in the Proportions prescribed by any such Order as aforesaid of the said Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors, by the Treasurers of the respective Counties, to the Collectors of Excise for their respective Districts, by Instalments, pursuant to the Presentments, and be by such Collectors accounted for as any other Public Money which
may come to their Hands. Any Surplus of X. And be it enacted, That if any Surplus of any Money preSums presented sented under this Act shall remain after the Completion of the remaining after
Work for which the same shall have been raised, such Surplus Completion of Work to be re
shall be refunded to the Treasurers of the respective Counties off funded to Coun- which the said Money shall have been raised in the like Proty Treasurer.
portions as those in which such Counties were made chargeable towards the Expences of such Work; and in like Manner any additional Sum beyond the Amount of the Estimate which may be found necessary shall be presented in like Proportions, pur- . suant to the Order and Directions of the said Lord Lieutenant or
other Chief Governor or Governors. The Act of
XI. • And whereas by an Act passed in the Parliament of 35 G. 3. (I.)
• Ireland in the Thirty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Mafor building a Bridge over the jesty, King George the Third, intituled An Act for building a Shannon at • Bridge over the River Shannon at Portumna in the County of Portumna, re- Galway, certain Persons therein named were constituted Truspealed, except · tees for receiving Subscriptions for building a Bridge over the as to Matters
• River Shannon where the Ferry of Portumna then was, and the heretofore done,
• Subscribers thereto were created, united, and elected into One • Company, and were thenceforth to be One Body Politic and
Corporate by the Name of the Commissioners for building a
Bridge over the River Shannon at Portumna, with certain • Powers and Duties in the said Act particularly mentioned and * set forth : And whereas the said Company was by the said Act • authorized to demand and receive certain Sums therein speci• fied in the Nature of Toll for Passage over the said Bridge, and 6
also to raise Money for the Purposes of the said Act in any • Manner which they or any Eleven or more of them should judge
necessary : : And whereas the said Commissioners afterwards • caused a Bridge to be erected and built across the said River • Shannon pursuant to the Provisions of the said Act, and there
upon received and have since continued to collect the several · Tolls thereby given, as well for the purposes of maintaining ' and keeping in repair the said Bridge as reimbursing the several • Persons subscribing Money for the Execution thereof: And • whereas the said Commissioners, in execution of the Powers by • the said Act vested in them, have from Time to Time borrowed . considerable Sums of Money on the Credit of the said Tolls, on ' account of which Loans the said Commissioners are now in' debted to the Extent of Three thousand Pounds or thereabouts :
And whereas, notwithstanding the Receipt of such Tolls, and of • the Funds so produced on the Credit thereof, the said Bridge “ hath been neglected, and is now in such a State of Dilapidation ' and Decay as to be nearly impassable and useless, and it is
therefore expedient that the Management of the said Bridge • should be otherwise conducted, and the Revenue arising there• from more judiciously and properly applied ;' be it therefore enacted, That from and after the Commencement of this Act the said Act of the Thirty-fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third shall be and the same is hereby repealed, save and except as to any Matters or Things heretofore done or which have heretofore taken place under the Authority thereof.
XII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein Right of Ferry contained shall have the Effect of reviving, creating, or validating already abolistany Right of Ferry or other Right or Privilege abolished or ed not revived affected by the said Act.
by this Act. XIII. And be it enacted, That the said Bridge at Portumna, Bridge of Porand all the Right, Title, Interest, Property, Claim, and Demand, tumna transin Law or in Equity, of the said Body Politic and Corporate ferred to Comthereto, and in and to all Tolls, Revenues, Profits, Emoluments,
Public Works. Income, and Benefits arising therefrom or thereout, shall be and the same are hereby transferred to and vested in the said Commissioners for the Execution of the said Act passed in the First and Second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, and their Successors, in like Manner as any Public Work to which the said last-mentioned Act may now apply.
XIV. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for Counties derivthe Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of ing Benefit from Ireland to appoint Three or more Persons for the Purpose of Portumna
Bridge shall investigating and reporting upon the respective Proportions in
contribute to. which the Counties likely to derive Benefit from the said Por- wards Recontumna Bridge shall contribute to the Expences of re-constructing struction of the and repairing the same, which Persons so appointed shall be at same. liberty, if they should so think fit, to cause proper Plans, Maps, Estimates, and Specifications to be made, for the Purpose of guiding their Judgments upon the Matter so submitted to them, the Expences whereof, and of all Things by them directed as aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to be Part of the Charges connected with the said Bridge, and shall be defrayed in the like Q2
Manner and in the same Proportions as any other Expences
attending the same. One Half the XV. And be it enacted, That one Half of the Sum necessary Sum required for the rebuilding or otherwise completing the said Bridge and shall be advanced of the Approaches thereto shall be paid and advanced out of the out of the Con. Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds which by the aforesaid solidated Fund,
Act of the First and Second Year of His present Majesty may be and the Re. mainder raised advanced for the Purpose of making Roads and building Bridges off the respec
in Ireland, upon Warrants to be from Time to Time signed for tive Counties. that Purpose by the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor
or Governors of Ireland, and the other Moiety thereof shall be raised off the respective Counties which under the Provision herein-before contained shall be reported by the Person or Persons in that Behalf appointed to be liable to the Expences of the said Bridge, and shall be apportioned among such Counties in
manner recommended by such Report. Commissioners XVI. And forasmuch as the rebuilding the said Portumna of Public Works Bridge so intended to be built, and the repairing, preserving, may levy cer
enlightening, watching, and supporting the same, will be attended tain Tolls on
with considerable Expence ; be it further enacted, That it shall the said Bridge. be lawful to and for the said Commissioners and their Successors,
and they are hereby authorized and empowered, to take and receive, or cause to be taken and received, in the Nature of a Toll, before any Passage over the said Bridge shall be permitted, any Sum which the said Commissioners or their Successors shall direct
not exceeding the following Rates; (that is to say,) Tolls.
For every Coach, Berlin, Chariot, Calash, Chaise, or Chair drawn
by Six or more Horses or other Beasts of Burthen, the Sum of Four Shillings Sterling; and for every Coach, Berlin, Chariot, Calash, Chaise, or Chair drawn by any lesser Number of Horses or other Beasts of Burthen than Six, or more than Two, the Sum
of Two Shillings Sterling : For every Coach, Berlin, Chariot, Calash, Chaise, or Chair drawn
with Two Horses or other Beasts of Burthen, the Sum of One
Shilling Sterling :
Wheels, drawn by Four or more Horses or other Beasts of
of Sixpence Sterling :
Wheels, drawn by more than Two Horses or other Beasts of
Sum of Sixpence Sterling :
other Beasts of Burthen, the Sum of Sixpence Sterling :
Wheels, drawn with One Horse or other Beast of Burthen, the
of Four-pence Sterling :
other Beast of Burthen, and not laden, the Sum of Two-pence Sterling :
For every Cart or other Carriage drawn by One Horse or other
Beast of Burthen, and laden (except with Hogs), the Sum of
Three-pence Sterling :
in any Manner, the Sum of One Shilling ; and for all Carriages
the Sum of Sixpence: For every Horse, Gelding, Mare, Mule, Ass, or other Beast of
Burthen, laden or unladen and not drawing, the Sum of Two
pence Sterling : For every Drove of Oxen or Neat Cattle, the Sum of One Shilling
and Eight-pence Sterling per Score, and so in proportion for a
greater or lesser Number : For every Drove of Calves, Hogs, Sheep, or Lambs, the Sum of
Ten-pence Sterling per Score, and so in proportion for any greater or less Number : For every dead Hog, the Sum of One Halfpenny: Which said respective Sum and Sums shall be demanded and taken in the Name of or as a Per-centage Toll or Duty; and the Money so to be raised as aforesaid is and shall be hereby vested in the Commissioners and their Successors for ever; and the said Commissioners and their Successors shall be and are hereby empowered, by themselves or any Person or Persons by them under their Hands and Seals thereto authorized, to levy the Tolls or Duties by this Act appointed and required to be paid, upon any Person or Persons who shall, after Demand made thereof, neglect or refuse to pay the same, by Distress of any Carriage, Horse, or other Cattle or Goods upon which any such Toll or Duty is by this Act imposed, or upon any other of the Goods or Chattels of any such Person or Persons as ought to pay the same, and may detain the same until such Toll or Duty, with the reasonable Charges of such distraining or keeping, shall be paid ; and it shall and may be lawful to and for the Person or Persons so distraining, after the Space of Four Days after such Distress made and taken, to sell the Goods distrained by Public Auction, returning the Overplus (if any), upon Demand, to the Owner, after such Toll, Duty, and reasonable Charges for distraining and keeping the same shall be deducted and paid.
XVII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That this Exemptions Act shall not extend or be construed to extend to charge with from Tolls. Toll any Horses or Carriages belonging to His Majesty or any of the Royal Family; or for any Horse, Beast, Cattle, or Carriage of whatever Description employed or to be employed in conveying, fetching, or guarding Mails of Letters and Expresses under the Authority of His Majesty's Postmaster General, either when employed in conveying, fetching, or guarding such Mails or Expresses, or in returning back from conveying or guarding the same; or for
their March or upon Duty, or for any Horse, Beast, Cattle, or Carriages attending them, with their Arms and Baggage, or returning after having been so employed; or for any Waggon, Wain, Cart, or other Carriage whatsoever, or the Horse or Horses or other Cattle drawing the same, which Q 3
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shall be employed in conveying any Ordnance, Barrack, or Commissariat or other Public Stores of or belonging to His Majesty, or for the Use of His Majesty, or for the Use of His Majesty's Forces; or for any Chief Constable, Constable, or any Person of higher or lower Rank of or belonging to any Constabulary Force or Police, being on Duty, or for any Horse, Mare, or Gelding furnished by or for or belonging to any such Constable, Chief Con
stable, or other such Person as aforesaid, rode by them in going Penalty for to or returning from any Place upon Duty; and if any Person claimning Ex- shall claim and take the Benefit of any of the Exemptions by this emption not
Act granted from the whole or any part of the several Tolls being entitled thereto.
hereby authorized to be taken, not being entitled to the same, such Person or Persons for every such Offence shall forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding Five Pounds.
XVIII. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Toll Houses,&c. to and for the said Commissioners and their Successors to erect
and place a Toll House or Toll Houses, and a Toll Gate or Toll Gates, at or near the said Portumna Bridge ; and the said Commissioners and their Successors, and any Person or Persons by them thereto authorized, are hereby empowered to receive at such Gate or Gates the Tolls or Duties required by virtue of this Act to be paid, before the Passage of any Person, Carriage, Cattle, or Goods through the said Gate or Gates; and that any Person forcing a Passage through such Gate or Gates, for himself or
herself, his or her Carriage, Cattle, or Goods, and not paying the Penalty for wil- due and regulated Tolls, or who shall wilfully and maliciously ful Damage to destroy, break, pull down, or damage any Gate or Gates, Toll Toll Houses,&c. House or Toll Houses, or Works, erected by virtue of this Act,
prevent or obstruct the Erection of any such Gate or Gates, Toll House or Toll Houses, or Works, or shall obstruct the Collectors appointed by the said Commissioners in collecting the said Tolls, or the Persons employed for that Purpose, may for every such Offence be summoned personally, or by a Summons left at his or her usual Place of Abode with some Person living therein of the Age of Sixteen Years and upwards, at the Instance of the said Commissioners or of the Person or Persons appointed by them to receive the same, One Day before the Day on which his or her Appearance shall be required, to appear before One or more Justice or Justices of the Peace for the King's County or Counties of Galway or Tipperary, who shall hear and determine the Merits of such Complaint in a summary Way, by the Oath or Oaths of One or more Witness or Witnesses, which Oath such Justice or Justices of the Peace is and are hereby required to administer, or by the Confession of the Party, and to inquire into and determine upon any Offence as atoresaid, and shall, in case of Proof of any such Offence, whether the Party complained against appear or not, if the Service of the Summons be duly proved, adjudge the Person or Persons guilty of the same to pay to the said Commissioners or their Successors, or to the Person or Persons by them or their Successors authorized, any Sum not exceeding Ten Pounds, with the necessary Costs and Charges; and in case of Nonpayment of the same the Sum to be adjudged by such Justice or Justices of the Peace shall be levied, by Warrant of Distress under the Hand and Seal of such Justice or