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final Destination, and on the Two subsequent Days, unless either of the Two subsequent Days shall be a Market Day in and for the Town or Place where such Officers or Soldiers shall be billetted, or within the Distance of Two Miles thereof; in which Case it shall be lawful for the Innholder or other Person as aforesaid to discontinue on and from such Market Day the Supply of Diet and Small Beer, and to furnish in lieu thereof the Articles in the said recited Act specified, and at the Rates hereinbefore prescribed.

V. Provided always, That if any Victualler or other Person Persons paying liable by the said recited Act to have Soldiers billetted or quar- Money to Soltered on him or her shall pay any Sum or Sums of Money to any

diers on the Noncommissioned Officer or soldier on the March, in lieu of March, in lieu furnishing in Kind the Diet and Small Beer to which such Non- Diet and Small commissioned Officer or Soldier is entitled under the said Act, Beer, liable to every such Victualler or other Person may be proceeded against be fined. and 'fined in like Manner as if he or she had refused to furnish or allow, according to the Directions of the said recited Act, the several Things respectively directed to be furnished to Noncommissioned Officers or Soldiers so quartered or billetted on him or her as aforesaid.

VI. Provided also, and be it further enacted, That if any Regi. Soldiers entiment, Troop, Company, or Detachment, when on the March, shall tled to Diet be halted, either for a limited or indefinite Time, at any interme- and Small Beer

when halted on diate Place, the Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers belonging

a March, as thereto shall be entitled to receive their Diet and Small Beer from they would be the Persons on whom they shall be billetted at such intermediate after arriving at Place, for such Time only for which they would be entitled to their Destinreceive the same after arriving at the Place of their final Destin- ation : ation, according to this Act.

VII. Provided, nevertheless, That whenever it shall happen and if such that any Regiment, Troop, Company, or Detachment, when on Halting be only their March, shall be halted, and it shall appear by the Marching for a Day after

Arrival, and Orders that it is not intended that such Regiment, Troop, Com- that be a Mar pany, or Detachment shall halt for any longer Time than One ket Day, their entire Day after the Day of their Arrival at the Place of halting, Diet and Small and the Day after such Arrival shall be such Market Day as Beer not to be aforesaid, it shall not be lawful for the Innholders or other Per

discontinued. sons on whom the Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers shall be billetted, to discontinue on such Market Day the Supply of Diet and Small Beer to any such Officers or Soldiers ; but that all such Officers and Soldiers shall be entitled to receive their Diet and Small Beer from such Innholders and other Persons aforesaid, upon such Market Day as aforesaid, at the Rates hereinbefore prescribed, in like Manner as they would have been entitled thereto if such Day had not been a Market Day ; any thing hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof notwithstanding

VIII. And be it further enacted, That all Noncommissioned Regulations Officers and Private Men, employed in recruiting, and the Re. respecting Recruits by them raised, shall, while on the March, and for Two cruiting Parties

and Recruits Days after the Day of their Arrival at any Recruiting Station, be

on their March, entitled to the same Benefits as are hereinbefore provided in regard to Troops upon the March; but no Recruit enlisted after

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the Two Days subsequent to the Arrival of the Party at their Recruiting Station shall be entitled to be supplied with Diet and Small Beer at the Rates hereinbefore prescribed, except at the Option of the Person on whom he shall be quartered : Provided also nevertheless, that in case any such Recruiting Party, with the Recruits by them raised, shall remove from their Station, and after a Time shall return to the same Place, they and the Recruits by them raised, so returning, shall not be again entitled to the Supply of Diet and Small Beer for such Two Days as aforesaid, unless the Period between the Time of their Removal from such Place, and their Return thereto, shall have exceeded

Twenty eight Days. Continuance of

IX. And be it further enacted, That this Act shall have conAct.

tinuance and be in force from the Twenty fourth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, until the Twenty fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight; and that all Payments which have been made, and all Acts, Matters, and Things done in pursuance of, or in conformity with, the Provisions thereof, shall be as good, valid, and effectual to all Intents and Purposes, as if this Act had passed before the said Twenty fourth Day of March One thousand eight hundred

and twenty seven. Act may be X. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be altered, altered this amended, or repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Session.

Parliament.

CAP. XV.
An Act for declaring the Law in relation to Bills of Ex-

change and Promissory Notes becoming payable on Good
Friday or Christmas Day.

[12th April 1827.]

39 & 40 G. 3.

c. 42.

Fortieth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for the better Observance of Good Friday in certain Cases therein mentioned; and it was

thereby enacted, that where Bills of Exchange and Promissory • Notes became due and payable on Good Friday, the same should, • from and after the First Day of June then next ensuing, be • payable on the Day before Good Friday; and that the Holder · or Holders of such Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes might • note and protest the same for Nonpayment on the Day pre* ceding Good Friday, in like Manner as if the same had fallen

due and become payable on the Day preceding Good Friday; ' and that such Noting and Protest should have the same Effect ' and Operation at Law as if such Bills and Promissory Notes had · fallen "due and become payable on the Day preceding Good

Friday, in the same Manner as was usual in the Cases of Bills of

Exchange and Promissory Notes coming due on the Day before • any Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, and before the Feast

of the Nativity or Birth-day of our Lord, commonly called Christ

mas Day: and Whereas, notwithstanding the said recited Act, ' and notwithstanding the general Custom of Merchants, Doubts have arisen whether Notice of the Dishonour of Bills of Exchange

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" and Promissory Notes falling due on any Good Friday or on any Christmas Day, should not be given on such Good Friday or • Christmas Day respectively, and whether in Cases where Bills of • Exchange and Promissory Notes fall due on the Day preceding • any Good Friday or Christmas Day, Notice of the Dishonour · thereof should not be given on the Good Friday or the Christimas Day next after the same Bills of Exchange and Promissory • Notes so fall due; and it is expedient that such Doubts should • be removed ;' Be it therefore declared and enacted by the King'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, That Where Bills of from and immediately after the Tenth Day of April One thousand Exchange, beeight hundred and twenty seven, in all Cases where Bills of Ex. coming due on change or Promissory Notes shall be payable, either under or by ceding

Good virtue of the said recited Act, or otherwise, on the Day preceding Friday or any Good Friday, or on the Day preceding any Christmas Day, it Christmas Day, shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills are dishonour: of Exchange or Promissory Notes to give Notice of the Disho-ed, Notice

thereof may be nour thereof until the Day next after such Good Friday or Christ- given on the mas Day; and that whenever . Christmas Day shall fall on

a Day after such Monday, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of Good Friday, such Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes as shall be payable &c. on the preceding Saturday, to give Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Tuesday next after such Christmas Day; and that every such Notice given as aforesaid, shall be valid and effectual to all Intents and Purposes.

· II. And Whereas similar Doubts have existed with respect Bills of Exto Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes falling due upon change becom

Days appointed by His Majesty's Proclamation for solemn Fasts ing due on Fast 'or Days of Thanksgiving, or upon the Day next preceding such or Thanks• Days respectively, and it is expedient that such Doubts should giving Days, • be removed;' Be it therefore further declared and enacted, on the Day

to be payable That from and after the said Tenth Day of April One Thousand next precedeight hundred and twenty seven, in alí Cases where Bills of Ex- ing such Fast change or Promissory Notes shall

become due and payable on any or ThanksgivDay appointed by His Majesty's Proclamation for a Day of solemn ing Day. Fast or a Day of Thanksgiving, the same shall be payable on the Day next preceding such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving, and in case of Nonpayment, may be noted and protested on such preceding Day; and that as well in such cases, as in the Cases of Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes becoming due and payable on the Day preceding any such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes to give Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Day next after such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving; and that whensoever such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving shall be appointed on a Monday, it shall not be necessary for the Holder or Holders of such Bills of Exchange or Promissory Notes as shall be payable on the preceding Saturday, to give Notice of the Dishonour thereof until the Tuesday next after such Day of Fast or Day of Thanksgiving respectively; and that every such Notice, so given as aforesaid, shall be valid and effectual to all Intents and Purposes. 7 & 8 Geo, IV.

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Good Friday,

III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the said Christmas Day, Tenth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and twenty &c. as regards seven, Good Friday and Christmas Day, and every such Day of Bills of Ex

Fast or Thanksgiving so appointed by His Majesty, is and shall, change, to be treated as the

for all other Purposes whatever, as regards Bills of Exchange Lord's Day

and Promissory Notes, be treated and considered as the Lord's

Day, commonly called Sunday. Act not to ex- IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in tend to Scot- this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to that land.

Part of the United Kingdom called Scotland.

CAP. XVI. An Act for applying certain Sums of Money for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

[12th April 1827.] “ 60,0001. from the East India Company; and 4,155,0001. pur“ suant to 3 G. 4. c. 51. & 4 G.4. c. 22., shall be applied to the " Service of the Year 1827."

57 G.9. c. 93.

CA P. XVII.
An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Fifty

seventh Year of King George the Third, for regulating the
Costs of certain Distresses.

[28th May 1827.] W THEREAS by an Act passed in the Fifty seventh Year of

the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, • intituled An Act to regulate the Costs of Distresses levied for

Payment of small Rents, certain Regulations are made with • respect to the Costs and Charges of levying and disposing of

such Distresses where the Sum demanded and due shall not * exceed Twenty Pounds : And Whereas it is expedient that the • said Act should be amended, by extending the same to Dis• tresses for other Causes ;' Be it therefore enacted by the King'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, That from and after the passing of this Act, all the Rules, Regulations, Clauses, Provisions, Penalties, Matters, and Things in the said Act contained, shall extend and be construed to extend, and shall be applied and put in execution, so far as the same are applicable and capable of being put in execution, with respect to any Distress or Levy which shall be made for any Land Tax, Assessed Taxes, Poor's Rates, Church Rates, Tithes, Highways Rates, Sewer Rates, or any other Rates, Taxes, Impositions, or Assessments whatever, in all Cases where the Sum demanded and due for or in respect of such Taxes, Rates, Tithes, Assessments, or Impositions shall not exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, and in all Cases where the whole of the several Sums sought to be levied by Distresses taken for different Purposes at the same Time shall not exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds; and that such Costs and Charges, and no other, shall be taken and payable as the Costs and Charges of the Levy and Disposition of such Distresses; and

Provisions of recited Act extended to Distresses for Taxes, Rates, Tithes, &c.

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that all such Proceedings shall and may be had and taken against
any and every Person transgressing the Regulations of the said
Act in the levying or distraining for any such Taxes, Rates, Im-
positions, or Assessments, and all such Persons shall be liable to
and shall incur such and the like Penalties, as by the said Act are
directed, required, and imposed with respect to Persons making
any Distress for Rent contrary to the Directions of the said Act;
and that in any Order or Judgment of any Justices before whom
any Complaint shall be preferred in consequence of this Act,
such Order shall be expressed to be made upon a Complaint
for the Breach of the said recited Act as amended by this Act ;
and that the said recited Act and this Act shall be taken and
construed together as One Act, to all intents and Purposes what-
soever.

CAP. XVIII.
An Act to prohibit the setting of Spring Guns, Man Traps,

and other Engines calculated to destroy human Life, or
inflict grievous bodily Harm.

[28th May 1827.] VHEREAS it is expedient to prohibit the setting of Spring The, aut prahil

Guns and Man Traps, and other Engines calculated tofi setting guria . destroy human Life, or inflict grievous bodily Harm;' Be it -ww Lillared therefore enacted and declared by the King's most Excellent Ma- la setting willon jesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual

Ding and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That from and after the Persons setting passing of this Act, if any Person shall set or place or cause to be or placing set or placed, any Spring Gun, Man Trap, or other Engine cal- Spring Guns, culated to destroy human Life, or inflict grievous bodily Harm, guilty of a Miswith the Intent that the same or whereby the same may destroy demeanor. or inflict grievous bodily Harm upon a Trespasser or other Person coming in contact therewith, the Person so setting or placing, or causing to be so set or placed, such Gun, Trap, or Engine as aforesaid, shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor.

II. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing Proviso for herein contained shall extend to make it illegal to set any Gin or Traps for deTrap such as may have been or may be usually set with the Intent stroying Ver

min. of destroying Vermin.

III. And be it further enacted and declared, That if any Person Persons pershall knowingly and wilfully permit any such Spring Gun, Man mitting Guns, Trap, or other Engine as aforesaid, which may have been set, Traps, &c. set fixed, or left in any Place then being in or afterwards coming into by others, to his or her Possession or Occupation, by some other Person or deemed to have Persons, to continue so set or fixed, the Person so permitting the set the same. same to continue shall be deemed to have set and fixed such Gan, Trap, or Engine, with such Intent as aforesaid.

IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in Proviso for this Act shall be deemed or construed to make it a Misdemeanor, Guns, Traps, within the Meaning of this Act, to set or cause to be set, or to be &c. set for the continued set, from Sunset to Sunrise, any Spring Gun, Man Trap, Dwelling or other Engine which shall be set, or caused or continued to be Houses. set, in a Dwelling House for the Protection thereof.

V. Provided always, and it is hereby further enacted and de- Not to affect clared, That nothing in this Act contained shall in any Manner Proceedings

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