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A PLAIN AND SUCCINCT
OF THE LATE
RIOTS AND DISTURBANCES
IN THE CITIES OF
LONDON AND WESTMINSTER,
AND BOROUGH OF
S O V T H W AR K.
Particulars of the burning of NEWGATE, the King's BENCH,
the FLEET, and New BRIDEWELL Prisons. Also, the Houses
LORD GEORGE GORDON
TO THE TOWER,
AND ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
Catholics. And an Account of the Bill, as moved for in
A PP E N D I X.
By WILLIAM VINCENT, of GRAY'S INN.
Entered at Stationer: un
- ABSTRACT of an ACT paffed in
favour of the Roman CATHOLICS,
IN À I T U L E D,
An AÈt for reieving bis Majesty's Subjeets profesfing tbe Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them by an AEt made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William the Third, intituled, An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery.
HE preamble recites, that it is expedient
to repeal certain provisions in the Act of King William ; and the clauses repealed are as follow :
THAT so much of the said Act as relates to the apprehending, taking, or prosecuring of Popish Bishops, Priests, or Jesuits ; and also fo much of the said Act as subjects Popith Bishops, Priests or Jesuits, and Papists, or persons profeffing the Popish religion, and keeping school, or taking upon themselves the education or government or boarding of youth, within this
realm, or the dominions thereto belonging, to perpetual imprisonment; and also fo-much-ofthe faid Act as disables persons educated in the Popish religion, or professing the fame, under the circumstances therein mentioned, to inherit or take by descent, devise, or limitation, in posfeßion, reversion, or remainder, any lands' tener ments, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick upon Tweed, and gives to the next of kin, being a Protestant, a right to have and enjoy such lands, tenements, and hereditaments; and also so much of the said Act as disables Papilts, or persons professing the Popish religion, to purchase any manors, lands, profits out of lands, tenements, rents, terms, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and makes void all and singular estates, terms, and other interests er profits whatsoever out of lands, to be made, suffered, or done, from and after the day therein mentioned, to or for the use or behoof of any fuch person or persons, or upon any trust or confidence, mediately or imme.liately, for the relief of any such person or persons ; shall be, and the same, and every clause and matter and thing herein before mentioned, is and are hereby repealed.
“And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every person and persons having or claim
(3) ing any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, under titles not hitherto litigated, though derived from any descent, devise, limitation, or purchase, shall have, take, hold, and enjoy the fame, as if the faid Act, or any thing therein contained, had not been made; any thing in the faid Act contained to the contrary potwithstanding:
“ Provided always, and be it enacted, Thaç nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to affect any action or suit now depending, which shall be prosecuted with effect, and without delay,
« Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any person or persons bụt such who shall, within the space of six calendar months after the passing of this Act, or of accruing of his, her, or their title, being of the age of twenty-one years, or who, being under the age of twenty-one years, shall, within six months after he or she shall attain the age of twenty-one years, or being of unsound mind, or in prison, or beyond the seas, then within six months after such disability removed, take and subscribe an oath in the words following: