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affect or authorize any Proceedings in any Civil or Criminal Court touching any Matter or Thing done or committed previous to the passing of this Act.

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to that Part of the United Kingdom called Scotland.

Not to extend to Scotland.

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CA P. XIX.
An Act to repeal an Act of the Sixth Year of His present

Majesty, for regulating Vessels carrying Passengers to
Foreign Parts.

[28th May 1827.] WH

THEREAS an Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the

Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for regulating Vessels carrying Passengers to Foreign Parts; and it is • expedient to repeal the said Act;' 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this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said Act shall be and the same is hereby repealed.

II. Provided nevertheless, and be it enacted, That all Penal. ties, Fines, and Forfeitures heretofore incurred under the said Act, shall and may be prosecuted, sued for, and recovered ; and that all Actions, Suits, Indictments, and Informations heretofore brought under and by virtue of the said Act, shall and may be proceeded with in such and the same Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as if this present Act had not been made; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

repealed. Proviso for Penalties already incurred, and Actions commenced.

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CA P. XX.
An Act to regulate the Prosecution of fraudulent Bankrupts in
Scotland.

[28th May 1827.] :

HEREAS it is expedient that the Court of Justiciary in Bankruptcy; 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 Persons ac- assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall and

may be lawful to prosecute all Persons accused of fraudulent dulent Bank

Bankruptcy in Scotland, before the High Court or any Circuit ruptcy may be prosecuted in

Court of Justiciary, by Indictment or Criminal Letters, and Court of Justic according to the same Form and Course of Proceeding as is ciary. used in regard to other Offences prosecuted before the said

Courts; and the Judges of the said High Court and Circuit
Courts are hereby authorized and empowered to try all Cases
of fraudulent Bankruptcy, and to inflict such Punishment on
Persons convicted thereof as it is now competent for the Lords

of Session to award against Persons convicted of the said Crime. Trustees or II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall and may Creditors may be lawful for the Trustee appointed for the Management of the prosecute,

sequestrated Estate of any Bankrupt in Scotland, or any Creditor whose Claim has been received and has been duly ranked upon any such sequestrated Estate in the Sederunt Book kept by the

Trustee,

Trustee, with the Concourse of His Majesty's Advocate for Scot-
land, to prosecute any such Offence before the High Court or
any Circuit Court of Justiciary, without Prejudice always to the
Title of the public Prosecutor to insist in all such Prosecutions.

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CA P. XXI.
An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Duties of Postage
in Great Britain and Ireland.

[28th May 1827.]
VHEREAS by the Laws now in force imposing certain
' ively, Letters conveyed by the Post from Places in Great
Britain to Places in Ireland, or from Places in Ireland to Places
• in Great Britain, are, by reason of the separate Rates payable
• in each of those Parts of the United Kingdom, charged to a
higher Amount upon the whole than Letters conveyed the

same Distances in Great Britain would be charged: And ' whereas it is expedient that such Difference of Charge, affect. ing exclusively the Correspondence between Great Britain and ' Ireland, should no longer exist;' 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 Fifth Day of July One thousand From July 5, eight hundred and twenty seven, in lieu of all Duties of Postage 1827, the

Duties of granted and made payable under any Act or Acts in force in Great Britain and Ireland respectively, upon Letters so con- Letters be

Postage on veyed from either of these Parts of the United Kingdom to the tween Great other, there shall be levied and paid the like Rates of Postage, Britain and according to the Distances which such Letters are conveyed, as

Ireland shall

be levied acwould be payable on the Conveyance of Letters from Place to

cording to Place in Great Britain, in addition to the separate Rates of Packet Schedule (A.) Postage now payable, and also to the several Rates of Duty payable under the Acts for building the Menai and Conway Bridges respectively; the whole being according to the Schedule (A) to this Act annexed.

II. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Fifth All former Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, no Packet Postage

between Great other Packet Postage shall in any Case be demanded or paid or

Britain and payable for Letters or Packets between Great Britain and Ireland, Ireland reother than such as is specified and set forth in the Schedule pealed. (A.) to this Act annexed, and that from and after the said Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, all Rates or Duties of Packet Postage between Great Britain and Ireland, under any Act or Acts passed at any Time before the passing of this Act, shall cease and determine, and shall be and are hereby repealed, and shall no longer be paid or payable; any thing in any Actor Acts to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding;

* III. And Whereas certain Rates of Postage upon Letters and * Packets conveyed by the Post to and from Places within Ireland were granted by an Act

of the Fifty fourth Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act to repeal certain 54 G.3. c.119. Duties

upon Letters and Packets sent by the Post within Ireland, and to grant other Duties in lieu ihereof; and such Rates of

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by an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His present Majesty's 6 G.4. c.79. Reign intituled An Act to provide for the Assimilation of the

Currency and Monies of Account throughout the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, certain Provisions are made for • the Payment of Sums under the Amount of Twelve Pence of ' the Currency of Ireland, by an equivalent Number of British • Pence, Halfpence, and Farthings, some of which are not gene

rally in Circulation in Ireland ; and in order to avoid the Incon

venience of collecting the Rates of Postage in Ireland according ' to the Directions of the said last-recited Act, it is expedient that

such Rates of Postage should be in future charged and collected

' in the Currency of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Duties of Ireland ;' Be it therefore enacted, That the several Rates of Postage in Ire. Postage upon Letters and Packets sent and conveyed to and land to be paid from Places within Ireland, which by the said hereinbefore recited in British Cur

Act of the Fifty fourth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty ing to Schedule are made payable, according to the several Amounts thereof, in (B)

Irish Currency, shall, from and after the said Fifth Day of July, be charged, levied, collected, and paid and payable, according to the several Amounts thereof, in the Currency and lawful Money of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,

according to the Schedule (B.) to this Act annexed. Parliamentary IV. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Fifth Proceedings Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, it sent by Packet shall be lawful for His Majesty's Postmaster General, and his shall be charged Deputy and Deputies, to and for the Use of His Majesty, His 11d. per Ounce. Heirs, and Successors, to demand and receive for the Conveyance

of printed Votes and Proceedings in Parliament, by Packet Boats, from Great Britain and Ireland to any of His Majesty's Colonies and Possessions beyond the Seas, after the Rate of One Penny Halfpenny, and no more, for every Ounce Weight thereof, and so in proportion, in lieu of any Sum payable under any Act or Acts in force immediately before the passing of this Act, any thing in any Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding; the same to be paid when the said printed Votes and Proceedings shall be put into the Post Office; provided every such printed Vote and Proceeding shall be without a Cover, or in a Cover open at the Sides; and that there be no Writing thereon other than the Superscription; and that there be no other Paper or Thing inclosed or con

cealed therein. Colonial Legis. V. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Fifth lative Proceed- Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, it ings may be

shall and may be lawful for His Majesty's Postmaster General, sent to Great Britain and Ire- and his Deputy and Deputies, in His Majesty's Colonies and Posland, by Packet sessions beyond the Seas, to receive any Votes, Proceedings, or Boats at the other Public Papers, printed by Order or under the Authority Rate of Idd. per of the Legislative Assemblies of any such Colonies or Possessions, Ounce.

for Conveyance by Packet Boats to Great tain and Ireland; and for His Majesty's Postmaster General, and his Deputy or Deputies, in Great Britain and Ireland, to and for the Use of His Majesty, his Heirs, and Successors, to demand and receive for the Conveyance of every such Vote, Proceeding, or other printed Paper, after the Rate of One Penny Halfpenny for every Ounce

Weight thereof, and so in proportion; to be paid on Delivery thereof to the Person or Persons to whom the same shall be addressed in Great Britain or Ireland ; provided every such Paper shall be without a Cover, or in a Cover open at the Sides; and that there be no Writing thereon other than the Superscription; and that there be no other Paper or Thing inclosed or concealed therein.

VI. And Whereas Newspapers printed within His Majesty's Colonies and Possessions beyond the Seas, brought into Great * Britain and Ireland by Ships other than Packets, and sent to . the Post Office of the Port or Place at which the Letters brought

by such Ships are landed, are now liable to the same Rates and • Duties of Postage as Letters; and it is expedient that the Law • in this respect should be amended; Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight Newspapers hundred and twenty seven, it shall be lawful for His Majesty's brought into Postmaster General in Great Britain and Ireland, and for his Great Britain Deputy and Deputies, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs, and and Ireland by Successors, to demand and receive, for the Conveyance of every from Abroad, such Paper by any Ship other than a Packet, and delivered by shall be charged the Commander of any such Ship at any Post Office with the 3d. each. Ship’s Letters, the Sum of Three Pence, on the Delivery thereof to the Person or Persons to whom the same shall be addressed ; provided every such Paper be sent without a Cover, or in a Cover open at the Sides; and that there be no Writing thereon other than the Superscription; and that there be no other Paper or Thing inclosed or concealed therein.

VII. And be it further enacted, That it shall be lawful for His Pamphlets, &c. Majesty's Postmaster General, and his Deputy or Deputies, to may be conveyreceive at the Port of Falmouth any Pamphlet, Magazine, Review, ed to the Coor other periodical Publication, for Conveyance by Packet Boat lonies by the

Packets. to any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations ; and to demand, have, receive, and take for the Conveyance of every such Pamphlet, Magazine, Review, or Publication, not exceeding Six Ounces in Weight, the Sum of One Shilling, and the further Sum of Three Pence per Ounce for any Weight beyond the Weight of Six Ounces; every Fraction of an Ounce to be charged as One Ounce: Provided always, that every such Pamphlet, Magazine, Review, and Publication be sent without a Cover, or in a Cover open at the Sides; and that there be no Writing thereon other than the Superscription; and that there be no other Paper or Thing inclosed or concealed therein.

* VIII. And Whereas Letters from or to any Place in Great Letters to and * Britain, sent to or directed from Howth near Dublin, or Dun- from Howth

and Dunmore, more near Waterford, are contained in the Mails landed at

carried in the * or dispatched from Dublin and Waterford respectively, and are General Mail to * carried in such Mail to and from Dublin and Waterford, from or from Dublin . and to Howth and Dunmore, and are by such means subject to or Waterford, * increased Postage, although no Benefít is derived from such shall not be Conveyance ; Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the charged with Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, Postage. Letters and Packets from or to any Place in Great Britain, directed to or sent from Howth or Dunmore, or within the Delivery and Vicinity thereof respectively, shall not be chargeable with or subject or liable to any Increase of Postage in respect of K 4

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being so carried to or from Dublin or Waterford, nor to any other or greater Amount of Postage than according to the actual Distance between Howth and Dunmore respectively, and the Town or Place in Great Britain from or to which they shall be sent,

according to the Rates specified in Table (A.) annexed to this Act. Postage on IX. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Fifth Letters to or

Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, it from Ireland

shall and may be lawful for the Postmaster General of Great paid in Great Britain, shall be Britain, and he is hereby authorized and empowered, to apply applied to the to the Revenue of the Post Office of Great Britain the Amount Revenues of the of all Rates of Postage received in Great Britain upon Letters Post Office

sent from or to Ireland ; and that in like Manner it shall be there, and vice versá in Ireland. lawful for the Postmaster General of Ireland, and he is hereby

authorized and empowered, to apply to the Revenue of the Post Office of Ireland the Amount of all Rates of Postage received in Ireland upon Letters and Packets sent from or to Great Britain ; and that all Sums so received shall be paid and applied as the Revenue of Postage arising in Great Britain or Ireland respectively; any thing in any Act or Acts, or any Law,

Usage, or Custom, to the contrary notwithstanding, So much of X. And be it further enacted, That from and after the Fifth 24 G.3. Sess. 1. Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, so c.6. and 55 G.3. much of an Act made in the Parliament of Great Britain in the c. 145. as re

Twenty fourth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King spects Allow

George the Third, intituled An Act for establishing certain Post Office in Regulations concerning the Portage and Conveyance of Letters Ireland, and Packets by the Post between Great Britain and Ireland, repealed.

whereby it is enacted, that there shall be allowed in account from the General Letter Office or Post Office in Great Britain to the Revenue of the Post Office in Ireland, a Sum not exceeding Four thousand Pounds per Annum ; and also an Act made in the Fifty fifth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to increase the Allowance to the Post Office in Ireland in respect of Packet Boats to Great Britain, shall

be and the same are hereby repealed. Monies arising XI. And be it further enacted, That the Monies to arise by by the Postage the several Rates and Duties made payable by this Act, exRates under

cept the Monies which shall be necessary to defray such Exthis Act to be carried to the

pence as shall be incurred in the Management and Collection Consolidated of the same, shall be paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer

at Westminster and Dublin, and shall be carried to and made Part of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland. Newspapers XII. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing shall be sent by of this Act, every printed Newspaper or other printed Paper liable Post within

to the Stamp Duty, and for the Conveyance of which any Duty Seven Days after Day of

of Postage is chargeable under any Act or Acts in force in Great Publication.

Britain or Ireland, shall and may in all Cases be put into the Post Office or Receiving Office of or for the Town or Place in Great Britain or Ireland in or at which such Newspaper shall be published, on any Day within Seven Days next after the Day on which the same shall be published, the Day of Publication to be ascertained by the Date of such Paper, any thing in any Act to the contrary notwithstanding; and in case any such Paper

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