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shall be put into any Post Office at any Time after the Expiration of such Seven Days, such Paper shall be charged with a Rate of Postage equal to that of a Single Letter sent by the Post from the place where such Paper was published to the Place to which such Paper shall be addressed.

• XIII. And Whereas, by the Laws in force, Merchants' Ac- Letters with 'counts, Bills of Exchange, Invoices, Bills of Lading, and Pro- Merchants

’ Ac'ceedings at Law, written on one and the same Piece of paper counts,&c., and

Letters to more • with a Letter, and also several Letters to several and distinct • Persons, written upon one and the same Piece of Paper, are son, on the • liable to be rated, taxed, and paid for as so many several and same Paper, • distinct Letters; and it is expedient that the Laws in this shall be charged - respect should be altered; Be it therefore enacted, That from only as single

Letters. and after the passing of this Act, all Merchants' Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Stamped Receipts, Invoices, Bills of Lading, and Proceedings at Law, written on one and the same Piece of Paper with a Letter, shall be allowed and taken without Rate in the Price of the Letter; and that any Piece or Sheet of Paper upon which Letters to several and distinct Persons shall be written, shall not be charged or chargeable with any higher Rate of Postage in Great Britain or Ireland than if One Letter only were written upon such Sheet or Piece of Paper; any thing in any Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding.

XIV. And for the more effectually preventing the Detention For preventing of Letters on board Ships and Vessels coming to Great Britain the Detention of and Ireland from Parts beyond the Seas, and the Injury and Letters on Inconvenience resulting to Merchants and others therefrom, be board Ships it enacted, That it shall be lawful to and for any Person or Great Britain Persons, thereunto duly authorized and appointed by the Post- from Foreign master General of Great Britain or by the Postmaster General of Parts. Ireland, to demand and receive from the Master, Commander, or other Person having the Charge of any Ship or Vessel arriving at or off any Port in Great Britain or Ireland, all such Letters and Packets on board the same as are not exempted by Law; and the Master or Commander, or other Person having the Charge of any such Ship or Vessel, is hereby required forthwith to deliver such Letters and Packets to the Person or Persons authorized to demand and receive the same; and it shall be lawful for the Master, Commander, or other Person having the Charge of such Ship or Vessel, to retain on board any Letters or Packets exceeding the Weight of Three Ounces, until his Arrival at the regular Port or Place of Discharge of such Vessel, any thing in any Act or Acts to the contrary notwithstanding; and in case any Letter or Packet not exceeding the Weight of Three Ounces, not being exempted by Law, shall be found on board any such Ship or Vessel, or in the Possession of the Master or Commander, or of any of the Passengers or Crew, at any Time after the Time when Letters shall have been demanded or delivered as aforesaid, every and any Penalty payable by Law in respect of Letters found in the Possession of the Master of any Ship or Vessel after delivering his Letters at the Post Office of any Port at which he may touch prior to his arriving at the Port where the Ship or Vessel is to report, or in the Possession of any of the Crew, or in the Possession or Baggage of any Passenger on board, shall attach and be payable in respect of every Letter or

Packet,

Packet, not exceeding the Weight of Three Ounces, which shall be so found after such Demand and Delivery as is required by this Act; and every such Penalty shall be paid and payable by the Person or Persons in whose Possession or Baggage any such Letter or Packet shall be discovered, and may be sued for, recovered, and applied in such Manner as is directed with respect to such Penalties by any Act or Acts in force in Great Britain

or Ireland relating to the Duties of Postage. Letters to Offi. XV. And be it further enacted, That whenever it shall happen cers of the

that any Letter shall be addressed to any Commissioned Officer Army, &c. not of the Army, Navy, or Ordnance, or any of the Departments mbe charged belonging thereto respectively, at any Place where such Officer count of such shall have been employed on actual Service, and that before the Officers being Delivery of such Letter such Officer shall have removed from removed. such Place in the Execution of his Duty in the Public Service,

such Letter shall not be charged with any Postage for the Conveyance of the same to any Place at which such Letter may be ultimately delivered, above or beyond the Rate of Postage payable for the same on Delivery at the Place to which such

Letter was originally directed. Powers of Acts XVI. And be it further enacted, That all the Powers, Prorelating to the visions, Privileges, Advantages, Disabilities, Penalties, Forfeitures

and Distribution thereof, and all Clauses and other Matters and extended to this Act.

Things contained in any Act or Acts in force at the Time of the passing of this Act, relating to the Post Office, or any Rates or Duties payable on the Port or Conveyance of Letters or Packets in Great Britain and Ireland, and not repealed or altered by this Act, shall, so far as the same are applicable, continue in force, and be applied and extended, and shall be construed to apply and extend to this present Act, and to the Rates and Duties hereby made payable, as fully and effectually to all Intents and Purposes as if the same had been particularly repeated

and re-enacted in the Body of this Act. Such Parts of XVII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That so much and 55 G.3. c. 103.

such Parts of an Act made in the Fifty fifth Year of the Reign of as except Great His late Majesty, intituled An Act to regulate the Postage of Ship Britain, repealed. Letters to and from Ireland, as except or refer to Great Britain,

shall be and the same are hereby repealed. Penalties of 101. • XVIII. And Whereas by an Act made in the Fifty third under 53 G. 3.

• Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, c. 58. relating to Irish Postage,

' among other Things, for making further Regulations for declared in securing the Duties on Letters and Packets sent by the Post in force.

Ireland, certain Penalties or Forfeitures of Ten Pounds are im• posed for certain Offences against the said Act: And Whereas · Doubts have arisen whether the said Penalties continue in force, ' and are recoverable according to the Directions of the said Act ;' Be it therefore declared and enacted, That the said Act, and the said Penalties thereby inflicted, are and shall remain and continue in force; and that such Penalties of Ten Pounds shall and may be recovered, on Conviction of the Offender, in manner by the said recited Act directed ; any thing in any Act or

Acts to the contrary notwithstanding. Act may be XIX. And be it further enacted, That this Act may be altered.

amended, altered, or repealed by any Act or Acts to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.

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SCHEDULE (A.) RATES of POSTAGE to be taken in the Currency of the United Kingdom for the

Port and Conveyance of Letters and Packets by the Post from any Place in Great Britain to any Place in Ireland, or from any Place in Ireland to any Place in Great Britain.

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80 80

120 120

170 170

230 230

300 300

400 400

500 500

600 600

700 700 Letters and Packets conveyed by Packet Boats

between the Ports of Portpatrick and Do. naghadee, a Packet Postage over and above

all other Rates Letters and Packets conveyed by Packet Boats

from or to Holyhead or Milford Haven, to or from any Port in Ireland, a Packet Post

age over and above all other Rates
Letters and Packets conveyed by Packet Boats

to or from Liverpool, from or to Dublin, or
any other Port in Ireland, a Packet Postage
over and above all other Rates
Provided that no Letter sent by way of

Liverpool shall be chargeable with a
higher Rate of Postage than if it were

sent by way of Holyhead.
Letters and Packets to and from any part of

Great Britain or Ireland, by way of Dublin and Holyhead, in addition to all other Rates

(Menai Bridge)
Letters and Packets to and from any Part of

Great Britain or Ireland, by way of Conway
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Kingdom for the Port and Conveyance of Letters by the Post to and from Places within Ireland, instead of the Rates in Irish Currency under 54 Geo. 3. c. 119.

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For every Single Letter or Piece of paper,

from the Office in Ireland where such Let.

ter or Piece of Paper shall be put in :
To any Distance within Ireland not exceeding
7 Miles, Irish Measure
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15 Miles
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45 45

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120 120

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For every Distance of 100 Miles, Irish Measure,
above 300 Miles, a further Sum of
And for the Port and Conveyance of any

Double Letter, Double the said Sums re-
spectively; and for every Treble Letter,
Treble the said Sums respectively; and so
in proportion for any greater Weight than
One Ounce, reckoning every Quarter of
an Ounce equal to a Single Letter.

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CAP. XXII. An Act to continue for One Year, and until the End of the

then next Session of Parliament, the Acts for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland.

(14th June 1827.] [1 & 2 G. 4. c. 59. as amended by 3 G. 4. c. 124. continued as above.]

CA P. XXIII. An Act to continue for One Year, and until the End of the

then next Session of Parliament, an Act of the Sixth Year of His present Majesty, for providing for the repairing, maintaining, and keeping in repair certain Roads and Bridges in Ireland.

[14th June 1827.] [6 G. 4. c. 101. continued as above.]

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CA P. XXIV.
An Act to amend the Acts for regulating Turnpike Roads in
England.

(14th June 1827.] : WHILE

THEREAS an Act was passed in the Third Year of the

Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend s G.4. c.126. 'the General Laws now in being for regulating Turnpike Roads in " that Part of Great Britain called England : And Whereas another • Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present • Majesty, intituled An Act to explain and amend an Act passed in 4 G.4. c.95. * the Third Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, to amend the General Laws, now in being for regulating Turnpike Roads in that Part of Great Britain called England; and which said Acts

require to be further explained and amended: And Whereas by • the said first-recited Act it is among other Things provided and

enacted, that no Person appointed as Trustee in or by virtue of any Act for repairing Turnpike Roads shall be capable of acting as such in the Execution of any such Act in any Case where he

shall be personally interested; and Doubts have arisen with * regard to such Person's Liability ;' 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 no Trustee of any Turnpike Road shall be deemed or Owners of Estaken to be personally interested, by reason of his having acted as tates, &c. not a Trustee in ordering the making, altering, or diverting any Turn- to be disqualipike Road over or contiguous to any Lands, Tenements, or Here- fied as inter

ested Persons. ditaments in his Possession or Occupancy, or by reason of his having received any Sum or Sums of Money out of the Tolls of any such Road as or by way of Purchase Money, Damages, Rent, Recompence, or Satisfaction, agreed upon or awarded to such Trustee for any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, or any Timber or Wood, or Materials, purchased or taken for the Purpose of making, diverting, or altering, or for the Use of the Road for which he shall act as a Trustee, or for a Repository for Materials to be used thereon, or for the Damage done to any inclosed or private Lands or Grounds of any such Trustee, in taking Materials therefrom, or in carrying or conveying them over the same.

II. And be it further enacted, That every Trustee who shall Trustees perorder or direct the Expenditure of any Money for or towards the sonally liable making, repairing, or altering any Road not comprehended within for Money ex

pended on the Act in the Execution of which he may be acting, or for or

Roads not in towards the Performance of any Act, Matter, or Thing not au- Trust. thorized by such Act or by the

said recited Acts, such Trustee shall be personally liable to the Trust for the Repayment of the Money so expended, at the Suit of any Person, or any one Trustee, or of the Clerk to such Trustees, on behalf of such Trust; and that all the Costs and Charges of such Suit, over and above any Costs and Charges recovered from the Defendant in such Suit, shall be paid and borne by such Trust.

III. And be it further enacted, That no Trustee shall be per- No Trustee to sonally subject or liable to be charged (except as next herein- be personally

liable as such, before

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