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Class, such Convict shall from the Time of making the Order of Removal remain in such First Class until he shall be restored to the Second Class by Order of the Committee, or until the Term

of his Confinement in the said Penitentiary shall be completed. Prosecutions III. And be it enacted, That if any Convict who shall be under against Con

Confinement in the said Penitentiary shall at any Time during the

Term of such Confinement break Prison, or escape, or be rescued Offences in the Penitentiary.

from the said Penitentiary, or shall escape or be rescued in his or her Conveyance thereto, or from the Person or Persons having the lawful Custody of such Convict, or shall commit any other Offence mentioned in this Act or in any Act relating to the said Penitentiary, and cognizable by any Criminal Court, every such Offender may be tried either in the Jurisdiction where the Offence was committed or in that where he or she shall be apprehended and retaken ; and in case of any Prosecution for any of the Offences aforesaid, against any such Convict, or against any other Person concerned therein, or aiding, abetting, or assisting the same, the Order of One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State for the Confinement of such Convict in the said Penitentiary, together with due Proof of the Identity of the Person of such Convict, and Production of the Register of the said Penitentiary in which the Commitment of such Convict, and of his having been received into the said Prison under such Order, shall be entered, shall be sufficient Evidence of all the Facts inserted in such Registry as to such Convict, without the Production of any Record of such Conviction, or Proof that such Convict had been convicted of Felony, and legally ordered to be confined in the

said Fenitentiary. Incorrigible IV. And be it enacted, That if any Convict shall, within the Convicts may : first Half of the Period for which he or she shall be confined, the Committee appear to the said Committee to be incorrigible by the Disto the Secretary cipline of the said Penitentiary, such Convict having been subof State, who jected to Confinement in a dark Cell for Offences committed may remit them within the said Penitentiary, in every such Case it shall be lawful to their original for the said Committee to represent the Conduct of such Convict Sentences.

to One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, who may thereupon order sucli Convict to be removed to any Place appointed for the Reception of Convicts under Sentence of Transportation ; and the Convict so removed shall be liable to be confined or transported under his or her original Sentence of Transportation, and to the full Extent of the Term specified in such Sentence, and shall be subject to all the Consequences of such Sentence, in the same Manner as if no Order for his or

her being sent to the Penitentiary had ever been made. Removal of V. And be it enacted, That if any Convict shall be reported diseased Pri

by the Medical Officers of the said Penitentiary to the said Committee to be afflicted with any Disorder which would be likely to be materially benefited by the Removal of such Convict to any of the Vessels in which Convicts are confined under the Act passed in the Fifth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, inti. tuled An Act for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain, it shall be lawful to the Committee to represent the State of Health of such Convict to One of His Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, who may thereupon order such Convict to

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be removed to any of such Vessels, there to remain for such
Time as he would otherwise have been confined in the Peniten-
tiary, or until he shall be removed back to the Penitentiary by
a similar Order, to be therein confined under the original Order
for his Confinement therein, or shall receive his Majesty's most
gracious Pardon.
• VI. And Whereas by the

said recited Act it is enacted, that the Committee of the said Penitentiary shall at the Beginning of every Session make a faithful Report to the King in Council, * and to both Houses of Parliament, specifying the State of the • Buildings, the Behaviour and Conduct of the respective Officers, • the Treatment and Condition of the Convicts, the Amount of • their Earnings, and the Expences of such Penitentiary : And • Whereas the said Provision, so far as regards the Period of

making the said Report, requires Amendment, to enable the said • Committee to lay such Accounts at all Times before Parliament • up to the End of the preceding Year;' Be it therefore enacted, Period of laying That after the passing of this Act the said Committee shall make the Returns besuch Report as aforesaid on or before the Fifteenth Day of fore ParliaMarch in each Year, up to the End of the Year then last past, if Parliament shall be then sitting, and if not, then within Fifteen Days after the Meeting of Parliament at any subsequent Period of the Year.

• VII. And Whereas by the said recited Act it is provided, • that the Governor of the said Penitentiary shall keep a regular « Book or Books in which shall be entered the Names of all the • Persons who shall be in his Custody, together with various Par. ticulars specifically mentioned in the said Act, from which Books, • Returns of the Particulars so mentioned are by the said Act • ordered to be made on the First Day of every Term to His

Majesty's Court of King's Bench, and to be verified on the • Oath of the Person making the same: And Whereas it is ex. pedient to simplify the Form of such Returns; Be it therefore enacted, That from and after the passing of this Act the Returns Form of Refrom the said Penitentiary to be made and verified to His Ma- turns. jesty's Court of King's Bench on the First Day of every Term, shall be deemed sufficient, provided they contain the following Particulars, (that is to say) the Number of Convicts who shali actually be in the said Penitentiary, the Number of those who shall have been received or discharged since the Return then last preceding, the Number of those who shall have died in such Custody or shall have escaped therefrom since such last Return, and also a Statement of the general Health of the Convicts in the said Penitentiary.

VIII. And Whereas it is expedient to make Provision for the • due Management of the said Penitentiary during the Absence

or Sickness of the Governor, or during the Vacancy of that • Office;' Be it therefore enacted, That in case of the Absence The Committee or Sickness of the Governor of the said Penitentiary, or in case may appoint a of the Vacancy of that Office, or in case of any Event what. Deputy during

the Absence of soever which may prevent the Governor from personally dis

the Governor, charging the Duties of his Office, it shall be lawful for the Committee of the said Penitentiary from time to time, by a written Order for that Purpose, to delegate and intrust to any one or

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more Person or Persons the Whole or any Part of the Duties or Powers belonging to the Office of Governor, as to the said Com. mittee shall seem meet ; and such Person or Persons shall be as fully competent to discharge and exercise the Powers and Duties so delegated and intrusted to him or them, and shall be as fully responsible for the proper Discharge and Exercise thereof, as the Governor of the said Penitentiary now is or hereafter shall be by virtue of any Act or Acts relating to the said Penitentiary: and all the Officers, Servants, and Convicts in the said Peniten. tiary shall be bound to obey the Person or Persons so exercising, under the Order of the said Committee, any of the Powers of the Governor, and shall be subject to the same Punishment and Consequences for Disobedience as if the Person disobeyed was actually the Governor of the said Penitentiary.

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CA P. XXXIV. An Act to amend the Acts relating to the Provision of Ministers in Cities and Corporate Towns in Ireland.

[21st June 1827.] Irish Act,

HEREAS by an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland ia 17 & 18 Car. 2. c. 7.

• Years of the Reign of King Charles the Second, among other • Things for Provision of Ministers in Cities and Corporate

Towns ' in Ireland, it is enacted, that it shall be lawful for the Lord • Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors, and Six or

more of His Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland, to allot, ascer' tain, set forth, and charge certain Sums of Money to be paid • to the several Incumbents within the City and Suburbs of

Dublin, and Liberties thereunto adjoining, and other Cities and • Towns Corporate in Ireland, who have actual Cure of Souls in

each Parish respectively, out of the Houses belonging to such • Parish respectively, according to the yearly Value of each • House, to be allotted and charged on the Inhabitants in Manner ' in the said Act mentioned ; and that the Sum so allotted and

charged shall be received by the Churchwardens of each Parish respectively, and by them paid to the several and respective

Incumbents; and in case of Refusal or Delay of Payment, such • Church wardens are by the said Act empowered to levy such · Sums by Distress and Sale; and on Failure of their Duties ' therein, such Churchwardens are punishable as in the said Act ' is provided: And Whereas by an Act made in the Parliament of

Ireland in the Thirty third Year of the Reign of King George 33 G.3. c.56. • the Third, intituled An Act respecting the Collection of Public

Money to be levied in the County of the City of Dublin by Presentment, the Church wardens in the respective Parishes in the

County of the said City are required to return to the Treasurer • of the Public Money an exact Account of the gross Sum of • Ministers Money payable by the Inhabitants of each and

every such Parish : And Whereas the Performance of the • Duties required by the said Acts by the Churchwardens of • Parishes is in many respects grievous to such Churchwardens; Be it therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty,

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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 at any Time after the Incumbents passing of this Act it shall and may be lawful for the several and may appoint respective Incumbents, and their respective Successors, within Collectors of the City and Suburbs of Dublin, and Liberties thereunto adjoin. Money in Dubing, and within other cities and Towns Corporate in Ireland, who lin and other have actual Cure of Souls in each Parish respectively, and such Cities and Incumbents are hereby respectively authorized, empowered, and Towns; and required from time to time, by any Writing under the Hand of such Collectors any such Incumbent respectively, to nominate and appoint any Power in colPerson or Persons willing to act as such, to be a Collector or Col- lecting, &c. lectors of all Sums allotted or charged according to the said recited such Money, as Act of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Years of King Charles Churchwardens the Second, for Ministers Money, upon the Inhabitants of the have under

recited Acts respective Houses in any and every such Parish respectively; and every such Collector so appointed shall collect and receive all Sums so allotted or charged, and shall pay the same to the several and respective Incumbents, in like Manner as Churchwardens are directed to do by the said recited Act; and in case of Refusal or Delay of Payment of any Sums so allotted or charged, it shall be lawful for any and every such Collector to levy and distrain for the same in like Manner as Churchwardens are empowered to do by the said recited Act; and it shall be lawful for any and every such Collector, and he and they is and are hereby authorized and empowered, to do and perform all such Matters and Things, and shall be subject to all such Liabilities as any Churchwarden or Churchwardens is or are authorized or required to do or are subject to with respect to any Sums so allotted or charged for Ministers Money as aforesaid, under or by virtue of the said recited Acts or either of them, or any other Act or Acts relating to such Ministers Money, in force in Ireland immediately before the passing of this Act.

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CA P. XXXV. An Act for the further Improvement of the Road from London to Holyhead, and of the Road from London to Liverpool.

[21st June 1827.] HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifty-fifth Year of the

Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled An Act for granting to his Majesty the Sum of Twenty thousand 55 G. 3. c.152.

Pounds, to be issued and applied towards repairing Roads between * London and Holyhead, by Chester, and between London and . Bangor, by Shrewsbury; and by the said Act certain Commis'sioners were appointed for carrying the same into Execution : * And Whereas an Act was passed in the Fifty ninth Year of the • Reign of His late Majesty King George the Third, intituled 'An Act to amend an Act passed in the Fifty fifth Year of His 59 6. 9. c. 48. present Majesty, for granting to His Majesty the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds, towards repairing Roads between London and * Holyhead, by Chester, and between London and Bangor, by * Shrewsbury; and for giving additional Powers to the Commis! sioners therein named, to build a Bridge over the Menai Straits, P 4

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1&2 G. 4. c. 330.

4 G. 4. c. 74.

6 G. 4. c. 100.

7 G. 4. c. 76.

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and to make a new Road from Bangor Ferry to Holyhead in the County of Anglesea: And Whereas an Act was passed in the

First and Second Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, ' intituled An Act for further improving the Roads between London . and Holyhead, by Coventry, Birmingham, and Shrewsbury: And • Whereas an Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of • His present Majesty, intituled An Act for vesting in Commissioners the Bridges now building over the Menai Straits, and the River Conway, and the Harbours of Howth and Holyhead, and the Road from Dublin to Howth ; and for the further Improve ment of the Road from London to Holyhead; and by the said

Act certain Commissioners have been appointed for carrying the same into Execution, and various Powers have been given to the

said Commissioners: And Whereas an Act was passed in the • Sixth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled Ar Act to extend the Powers of an Act for vesting in Commissioners ' the Bridges building over the Menai Straits and the River Conway, " and the Harbours

of Howth and Holyhead, and the Road from • Dublin to Howth, and for the further Improvement of the Road ' from London to Holyhead: And Whereas an Act was passed in

the Seventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for further extending the Powers of an Act for vesting ' in Commissioners the Bridges building over the Menai Straits and the River Conway, and the Harbours of Howth and Holyhead, ' and the Road from Dublin to Howth, and for the further Im

provement of the Road from London to Holyhead, reciting the • several hereinbefore-mentioned Acts of the Fifty fifth and Fifty • ninth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, and of the Fourth ' and Sixth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, and

reciting that it would be of great Public Benefit if the Com• missioners of His Majesty's Treasury were authorized to ad

vance to the Commissioners for carrying into Execution the • said Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Ma

jesty, such Sum of Money as was thereinafter mentioned, to • enable them to make other Alterations and Improvements on

the Line of Road from London to Holyhead ; it was enacted, that it should and might be lawful to and for the said Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury, or any Three or more of them, and they were thereby authorized, if they should think proper so ' to do, on Application being made to them by the said Commissioners for carrying into Execution the said recited Act of the

Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, by Warrant or «Warrants under their Hands, to direct the Auditor of the Receipt

of His Majesty's Exchequer to make forth and pass Debentures 4 from time to time for issuing, out of the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund, to the said

Commissioners for carrying into Execution the said Act of the Fourth Year of His present Ma * jesty's Reign, any Sum or Sums of Money not exceeding in the « whole the Sum of Thirty two thousand Pounds; and it was fur. “ther enacted, that upon any such Advance being made to the

said Commissioners for carrying into Execution the said recited Act of the Fourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty,

the said last-mentioned Commissioners, or any Three of them, • should execute an Instrument in Writing, in such Form as the

• said

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