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or a proportionate Part, as the Case may be, of any such quarterly Payment shall in that Case be paid to the said Deputy; and if the Duties of Inspector of Corn Returns for any other of the Cities and Towns aforesaid shall during any such Quarter of a Year be performed successively by Two or more Persons, the Comptroller of Corn Returns shall in like Manner specify the Length of Time during which each such Person hath so performed the said Duties, and a proportionate Part of any such quarterly Payment shall in that case be paid to the several Persons respectively performing the said Duties.

XXXIV. And be it further enacted, That if any Person who is Penalties. hereby required to make and deliver the Declaration hereinbefore particularly mentioned and set forth, or either of them, shall not make and deliver such Declaration or Declarations at the Time, and in the Form and Manner, and to the Person or Persons hereinbefore directed and prescribed in that Behalf, every Person so offending shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds for each and every Calendar Month during which he shall neglect or delay to make and deliver any such Declaration ; and if any Person who is hereinbefore required to make any Return to any such Inspector of Corn Returns as aforesaid, shall not make such Return to such Inspector at the Time and in the Form and Manner hereinbefore directed and prescribed, every such Offender shall, for such his Offence, forfeit and pay the Sum of Thirty Pounds; and if any person shall make any false and fraudulent Statement in any such Return, or shall include or procure or cause to be included in

any
such Return

any

British Corn which was not truly and bona fide sold and delivered, or bought and delivered to, by, or on behalf of the Person or Persons in any such Return mentioned in that Behalf, in the Quantity and for the Price therein stated and set forth, every such Offender shall for such his Offence, forfeit and pay a Sum not less than Fifty Pounds nor more than Five hundred Pounds.

XXXV. And be it further enacted, That all and every the Penalties above Penalties and Forfeitures aforesaid shall and may be prosecuted, mentioned may sued for, recovered, and applied by such Persons, and in such be sued for in

like Manner as and the same Manner in all respects as any Penalties or For

under 6 G. 4. feitures incurred, or which may be incurred, under a certain Act 107. passed in the Sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the general Regulation of the Customs.

XXXVI. And be it further enacted, That all and every the Recovery of Penalties aforesaid, not exceeding the Sum of Fifty Pounds, Penalties under

501.
shall and may be prosecuted, sued for, and recovered by and to
the Use of any Person who will sue for the

same,
before

any

Two Justices of the Peace acting in and for the City, Town, County, Riding, or Division within which the Offence shall have been committed; and upon Conviction of any such Offender before any such Justices of the Peace, either by the Confession of the Party offending, or by the Oath of any credible Witness or Witnesses (which Oath such Justices are in every such Case hereby fully authorized to administer), the Amount of such Penalties and Forfeitures shall be levied, together with the Costs attending the Information and Conviction, by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Party or Parties offending, by

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Warrant

Warrant under the Hand and Seal of such Justice (which Warrant such Justice is hereby empowered and required to grant); and the Overplus (if any), after such Penalties, Forfeitures, and Fines, and the Charges of such Distress and Sale, are deducted, shall be returned upon Demand unto the Owner or Owners of such Goods and Chattels; and in case such Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures shall not be forthwith paid upon Conviction, then it shall be lawful for such Justice to order the Offender or Offenders so convicted to be detained and kept in safe Custody until Return can be conveniently made to such Warrant of Distress, unless the Offender or Offenders shall give sufficient Security, to the Satisfaction of such Justice, for his or their Appearance before such Justice on such Day or Days as shall be appointed for the Return of such Warrant of Distress, such Day or Days not being more than Seven Days from the Time of taking any such Security, and which Security the said Justice is hereby empowered to take by way of Recognizance or otherwise ; but if upon the Return of such Warrant it shall appear that no sufficient Distress can be had thereupon, then it shall be lawful for any such Justice of the Peace as aforesaid, and he is hereby authorized and required, by Warrant or Warrants under his Hand and Seal, to cause such Offender or Offenders to be committed to the Common Gaol or House of Correction of the City, Town, County, Riding, or Division where the Offender shall be or reside, there to remain, without Bail or Mainprize, for any Term not exceeding Three Calendar Months, unless such Penalties, Forfeitures, and Fines, and all reasonable Charges at

tending the same, shall be sooner paid and satisfied. Mitigation of XXXVII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall and Penalties. may be lawful for any Justice or Justices of the Peace before

whom

any Person shall be convicted of any Offence against this Act, if he or they shall think proper, to mitigate or reduce the Penalty incurred by such Person, so as such Reduction or Mitigation do not exceed Two Thirds of the Penalty to which

such Person would be liable under this Act. Compelling the XXXVIII. And be it further enacted, That if any Person Attendance of shall be summoned as a Witness to give Evidence before any

Justices of the Peace touching any Matter of Fact contained in any Information or Complaint for any Offence against this Act, either on the Part of the Prosecutor or of the Person or Persons accused, shall

, after a reasonable Sum of Money for his or her Charges and Expences shall have been paid or been tendered to him or her, refuse or neglect to appear at the Time and Place for that Purpose appointed, without a reasonable Excuse for his, her, or their Neglect, or appearing shall refuse to be examined on Oath and give Evidence before such Justice of the Peace, then and in either of such Cases such Person shall forfeit for every such Offence any Sum not exceeding Ten Pounds, to be recovered in the Manner hereinbefore provided for the Recovery

of the several Penalties aforesaid. Corn to be XXXIX. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act measured as contained shall extend to alter the present Practice of measuring heretofore.

Corn, or any of the Articles aforesaid, to be shipped from or to be landed in the Port of London, but that the same shall be mea.

Witnesses,

sured

sured by the sworn Meters appointed for that Purpose, by whose Certificate the Searchers or other Proper Officers of His Majesty's Customs are hereby empowered and required to certify the Quantity of Corn or other Articles as aforesaid so shipped or landed; and that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to Proviso for lessen or take away the Rights and Privileges of, or the Tolls or Rights of the Duties due and payable to the Mayor and Commonalty and City of

London. Citizens of the City of London, or to the Mayor of the said City for the Time being, or to take away the Privileges of any Persons lawfully deriving Title from or under them.

XL. And be it further enacted, That if any Action or Suit Limitation of shall be brought or commenced against any Person or Persons Actions. for any thing by him, her, or them done by virtue or in pursuance of this Act, such Action or Suit shall be commenced within Three Months next after the Matter or Thing done, and shall be laid in the proper County, and the Defendant or Defendants in such Action or Suit shall and may plead the General Issue, and give this Act and the special Matter in Evidence at any Trial to be had thereupon; and if afterwards a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant or Defendants, or the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs shall discontinue his, her, or their Action or Actions, or be nonsuited, or Judgment shall be given against him, her, or them, upon Demurrer or otherwise, then such Defendant or Defendants shall have Treble Costs awarded to him, her, or them against such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs.

XLI. Provided always, That all Corn or Grain, the Produce of what shall be the United Kingdom, shall be deemed and taken to be British deemed British

Corn. Corn for the Purposes of this Act.

XLII. And be it further enacted, That for the Purpose of Provisions of ascertaining the Average Price of Corn and Grain sold within this Act, as to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, it shall and making Weekly may be lawful for His Majesty, by any Order or Orders to be by be applied to him made by and with the Advice of His Privy Council, to direct that the Provisions of this Act, so far as regards the the United Appointment of Inspectors and the making of Weekly Returns, Kingdom. shall be applicable to any Cities or Towns within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland which shall be named in any such Order or Orders in Council : Provided always, that the Proviso. Returns so received from such Towns shall not be admitted into the Averages made up for the Purpose of regulating the bringing into Home Consumption Foreign Corn, Grain, Meal, or Flour.

any Town in

CAP. LIX.
An Act for further amending the Laws for the Recovery of

Small Debts, and the Proceedings for that Purpose, in the
Manor Courts in Ireland.

[2d July 1827.] : W .

liament, intituled An Act to amend the Laws for the Re- Where the covery of Small Debts, and the Proceedings for that Purpose, in Debt exceeds 'the Manor Courts of Ireland ; and it is expedient that the said 10l. but does • Act should be amended and rendered more effectual ;' Be it not exceed therefore enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by 100l. the SumFf 4

and

mons.

mons shall be and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and served Seven

Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, Days before the Day of

and by the Authority of the same, That in all Cases where the Appearance,

Sum sought to be recovered under the said Act shall exceed Ten and Fourteen Pounds, and shall not exceed the Sum of One hundred Pounds, Days if the

the Summons or Process which shall be issued in the Name of the Debt exceeds

Steward or Seneschal of the Manor Court, to the Person or 1001.

Persons complained against, shall be served upon such Person or Persons upon some Day not less than Seven Days before the Day appointed for the Appearance of such Person or Persons ; and that in all Cases where the Sums sought to be recovered shall exceed One hundred Pounds, every such Summons or Process shall be served upon the Person or Persons complained against, upon some Day not less than Fourteen Days before the

Day appointed for the Appearance of such Person or Persons ; Appearance. and that in either of such Cases any Person or Persons so com

plained against shall and may be required by such Summons to appear at any Court to be holden by such Seneschal or Steward within such Manor on any such Day, to be named in such

Summons, as shall be at a sufficient Distance from the Date of such Serviceof Sum- Summons as to allow for such Service; and every such Summons

shall be served by the Deliverer of such Summons to the Person or Persons summoned, or by leaving such Summons at the usual Place of Abode of such Person or Persons; and if any such Summons shall not in the several Cases be served according to the Directions of this Act, the same shall be and become null and

void to all Intents and Purposes. Where Sum II. And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where the recovered shall Sum sued for, or for which a Verdict shall be given in any not exceed 40s. Manor Court, shall not exceed the Suin of Forty Shillings, it shall

and may be lawful for the Court and Jury to examine the

Plaintiff and Defendant, or either of them, upon Oath, if they Jury may ex- shall think proper so to do; and it shall also be lawful for the amine the Jury in and by their Verdict to direct that Payment of the Sum Parties, and for which their Verdict shall be given, shall be made by the Deapportion the

fendant with or without the Costs, by such weekly or monthly Payment by Instalments.

Instalments, or in such Proportions, and within such Time, not exceeding Three Calendar Months, as such Jury shall think fitting and convenient; and in such Cases it shall be lawful for the Seneschal or Steward of any such Court to stay the issuing of the Decree for any Space of T'ime not more than Three Calendar Months, provided the Defendant shall undertake to pay the Amount of the Sum for which such Verdict shall be given, with the Costs (if any), by such Instalments or in such Proportions as shall be directed by the Verdict of such Jury; and such Decree shall be stayed accordingly, until Default be made by the Defendant in the Payment of some One Instalment, and shall then only issue for the Balance due, with such Costs as such Seneschal or Steward shall think fitting.

• III. And Whereas by an Act made in the Parliament of Ireland, in the Twenty fifth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty • King George the Third, for the more speedy and easy Recovery • of Small Debts in the Manor Courts in Ireland, it is among other • Things enacted, that the Seneschal or Steward of any such

Court

· Court shall issue Execution on Verdicts and Decrees in such • Courts returnable on the next Court Day; and that no Renewal • of any Execution shall be granted in any Case where an Execu• tion shall be obtained, and not executed, unless it shall first ' appear to such Seneschal or Steward, on Oath, that the Party

applying for such Renewal had really and truly used legal and

necessary Diligence in order to have such former Execution « executed; Be it enacted, That from and after the passing of Execution may this Act it shall be lawful for the Seneschal or Steward of any be issued on such Court to issue Execution on any Verdict or Decree, return. Verdict, returnable at any Court Day after the Verdict or Decree given or made; able on any and also to issue or grant any Renewal of any Execution, in any may be renewed Case where such Renewal shall appear to such Seneschal or Stew. if requisite. ard to be requisite for obtaining Justice to the Party on whose Behalf such Renewal shall be applied for.

IV. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be lawful Trial may be for the Seneschal or Steward of any Manor Court, upon Applica- deferred. tion of either of the Parties in any Action, to postpone or defer the Trial of the Cause until the next or any subsequent Court Day after such Application shall be made, if he shall think fit in his Discretion so to do; and that in all Cases where the Sum sued Trials in for shall exceed Ten Pounds, the Trial shall not take place until Cases above the Court Day next after the Court Day appointed for the Appear- 101. ance of the Defendant upon the original Summons in such Action.

V. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passing Fees to Regisof this Act the several Fees and Sums following shall and may be trar on Sumpaid by and taken from any Person suing or being sued in any

mons; Manor Court in Ireland having Jurisdiction to hold Places to the Amount of Thirty Pounds or upwards, in addition to the Fees specified in the said recited Act of the Twenty fifth Year of His late Majesty ; that is to say, To the Registrar of any Manor Court, where such Officer is created by the Charter of such Manors respectively, on the taking out of any Summons, where the Sum in demand shall not exceed Ten Pounds, the Sum of One Shilling; where such Sum shall exceed Ten Pounds and shall not exceed One hundred Pounds, the Sum of Two Shillings; and where such Sum shall exceed One hundred Pounds, the Sum of Three Shillings, and no more : To the Seneschal or Steward of and to Steward any Manor Court, upon the making of any Decree, where the Sum on Decree. recovered shall not exceed Ten Pounds, the Sum of Two Shil. lings; where such Sum shall exceed Ten Pounds and shall not exceed One hundred Pounds, the Sum of Three Shillings; and where such Sum shall exceed One hundred Pounds, the Sum of Four Shillings, and no more.

VI. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That in Cases Manor Courts where the Jurisdiction of any Manor Court or Courts, with respect having unli

mited Juristo the Recovery of any Sum or Sums of Money, shall not be

diction as to limited to any specific Amount by the Grants or Charters or Debts, may other Authority under which any such Court or Courts may be

proceed in respectively held, it shall and may be lawful for such Court or Cases exceedCourts, and for the Seneschal, Steward, and Registrar of any such ing 101. as Court or Courts, to proceed for the Recovery of any Sum or Sums under their

ancient Juris of Money exceeding Ten Pounds, in such Manner and Method, diction. and by such Process, as such Court, or the Seneschal or Steward

or

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