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s. 12.

MALICIOUS INJURIES, &c.—continued.
goods, &c. belonging to the vessel, or pre- 7&8.G.4.

c. 30.
venting any person endeavouring to save his
life from such vessel, fel. pun.

D. Id. s.11.
Injuries to sea banks.
Breaking or cutting down any sea bank, or sea

wall, or the bank or wall of any river, canal,
or marsh, whereby any land shall be over-
flowed or damaged, or throwing down, level-
ling or otherwise destroying any lock, sluice,
flood gate, or other work, or any navigable
river or canal, fel. pun. at the disc. of the
Ct. Tr. for life, or not less 7 yrs. or Impr.
not ex. 4 yrs. or if a male, to be once, twice,
or thrice pub. or priv. W. in add. to Impr.

if the Ct. think fit. Id. s. 12.
Cutting away piles, &c. or obstructing naviga-

tion.
Cutting off, drawing up, or removing any piles, s. 12.

chalk, or other materials, fixed in the ground,
and used for securing any sea bank or wall,
or the bank of any river, canal or marsh, or
opening or drawing up any flood gate or do-
ing any other injury or mischief to any navi-
gable river or canal, with intent to obstruct (a)

(a) This offence is confined to navigable rivers or canals only, and it must appear to have been committed with a malicious intention, and some actual injury must have been caused to the navigation.

7 & 8 G.4. c. 30.

s. 13.

MALICIOUS INJURIES, &c.—continued.

the carrying on, completing (a) or maintaining (6) the navigation thereof, fel. pun, at the disc. of the Ct. Tr. for 7 yrs. or Impr. not ex.

2

yrs. and if a male, to be once, twice or thrice pub, or priv. W. if the Ct. think fit,

in add. to Impr. Id. s. 12. Destroying or injuring public bridges. Pulling down or destroying any public bridge,

or doing any injury with the intent to render the same dangerous, or impassable, fel. pun. Tr. for life, or not less than 7 yrs. or Impr. nor ex. 4 yrs. and if a male, to be once, twice or thrice pub. or priv. W. in add. to

Impr. as the Ct. think fit. . Id. s. 13. Destroying turnpike gate, toll houses, weighing

engines, &c. Throwing down, levelling, or otherwise destroy

ing the whole or part of a turnpike gate, or wall, chain, rail, post, bar or other fence belonging thereto, or any house, building or weighing engine, misd. pun. accordingly. (c) Id. s. 14.

s. 14.

(a) These words make it an offence to pull up or cut off the piles, and remove them or the chalk, &c. while the work is going on to make a river navigable, or in digging a canal for the same purpose.

(6) These words apply to offences committed after either of the above works are completed.

(c) That is, he must be convicted on an indictment for

c. 30.

MALICIOUS INJURIES, &c.continued.
Breaking down or otherwise destroying the dam 7 & 8 G.4.

of a fish pond or mill pond, misd. pun. at the
disc. of the Ct. Tr. for 7 yrs. or Impr. not
ex. 2 yrs.; and if a male to be once, twice, or
thrice, pub. or priv. W. (if the Ct. think fit),
in add. to Impr. Id. s. 15. See Fish, p. 56,

ante.
Destroying Fish in private Fisheries, pun. as

above. See Fish, p. 56, ante.
Maiming, killing or wounding cattle, fel. See

Cattle, p. 23, ante.
Hopbinds.
Cutting or destroying hopbinds, growing on s. 15.

poles in plantation of hops (a), fel. pun. at
the disc. of the Ct. Tr, for life, or not less
than 7 yrs. or Impr. not ex. 4 yrs.; if a male,
to be once, twice, or thrice pub, or priv. W.

(if the Ct, think fit), in add. to Impr. Id. Destroying or damaging trees or shrubs in gardens,

the offence, and such sentence given as the Ct. shall think fit. This offence is not punishable on a summary conviction.

(a) The words are, in statutes like this, to be construed strictly. To cut shoots of hops before they are poled, is as great an offence as to cut them when they are attached to the poles. But before the hops are attached to the poles, it may be a question whether such an offence comes within the meaning of the stat. The offence seems to be confined to injuries done to hop plantations, and not to the cutting of such hops as are frequently found in the hedges of old plantations.

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7 & 8 G.4. c. 30.

s. 9.

s. 10.

MALICIOUS INJURIES, &c.--continued.

any mine, or any bridge, or waggon way, or trunk, or conveying minerals from any mine,

fel. pun. D. s. 8. Destroying ships by fire, &c. Setting fire to, or in any wise destroying any

ship or vessel, whether complete or unfi-
nished, or setting fire to, or casting away
with intent to prejudice the owner, or of any
goods on board, or the underwriters, fel. pun.

D. Id. s. 9.
Damaging ships otherwise than by fire, &c. (a)
Whether complete or unfinished, with intent to

destroy or render them useless, fel. pun. at
the disc. of the Ct. Tr. for 7 yrs. or Impr.
not ex.

2
yrs.;

if a male, to be once, twice or thrice pub. or priv. W. (if the Ct. think fit),

in add. to Impr. Id. s. 10. Offences tending to the loss of ships, &c. by

false light, &c. Exhibiting a false light or signal with intent to

bring a vessel into danger, or unlawfully and maliciously doing any thing tending to the immediate destruction of a vessel in distress, or destroying any part of a vessel in distress, wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore, or any

(a) The setting fire to a ship is a capital offence by sect. 9. of this stat.

c. 30.

MALICIOUS INJURIES, &c.—continued. goods, &c. belonging to the vessel, or pre

7&8. G.4. venting any person endeavouring to save his

life from such vessel, fel. pun. D. Id. s.ll.
Injuries to sea banks.
Breaking or cutting down any sea bank, or sea s. 12.

wall, or the bank or wall of any river, canal,
or marsh, whereby any land shall be over-
flowed or damaged, or throwing down, level-
ling or otherwise destroying any lock, sluice,
flood gate, or other work, or any navigable
river or canal, fel. pun. at the disc. of the
Ct. Tr. for life, or not less 7 yrs. or Impr.
not ex. 4 yrs. or if a male, to be once, twice,
or thrice pub. or priv. W. in add. to Impr.

if the Ct. think fit. Id. s. 12.
Cutting away piles, &c. or obstructing naviga-

tion.
Cutting off, drawing up, or removing any piles, s. 12.

chalk, or other materials, fixed in the ground,
and used for securing any sea bank or wall,
or the bank of any river, canal or marsh, or
opening or drawing up any flood gate or do-
ing any other injury or mischief to any navi-
gable river or canal, with intent to obstruct (a)

(a) This offence is confined to navigable rivers or canals only, and it must appear to have been committed with a malicious intention, and some actual injury must have been caused to the navigation.

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