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A PLAIN AND SUCCINCT

N A R R A TI V E

OF THE LATE

RIOTS AND DISTURBANCES

IN THE CITIES OF

LONDON AND WESTMINSTER,

AND BOROUGH OF

S O U T H W AR K.

CONTAINING,
Particulars of the burning of NEWGATE, the King's BENCH,

the FLEET, and New BRIDEWELL Prisons. Also, the Houses
of Lord MANSFIELD, Sir John FIELDING," Mesirs. LANG-
DALE, RAINSFORTH, Cox, HYDE, &c. Romih Chapels,
Schools, &c. with an Account of the Commitment of

LORD GEORGE GORDON

TO THE TOWER,

AND ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
An Abstract of the Act lately pafld'in Favour of the Roman

Catholics. And an Account of the Bill, as moyed for in
Parliament by Sir George SAVILE, with the observations of
Sir George and Mr. DUNNING on the PAPIST penal Laws,
THE THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED:
With an

Α Ρ Ρ Ε Ν DI X.

By WILLIAM VINCENT, of Gray's Inn!

1 Ω Ν D Ο Ν :
PRINTED FOR FIẾLDING AND WALKER,

PATER-NOS TERROW.

M.DCC.LXXX,
[PRICE ONE SHILLING)

Entered at Stationer: 1 ...

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ABSTRACT of an ACT passed in favour of the ROMAN CATHOLICS,

IN T I T Ú L E D,

An Aft for reieving bis Majesty's Subječts profesfing the Popish Religion, from certain Penalties and Disabilities imposed on them by an Akt made in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign of King William tbe Third, intituled, An Act for the further preventing the Growth of Popery.

T.

HE preamble recites, that it is expedient

to repeal certain provisions in the Act of King William; and the clauses repealed are as follow :

« THAT so much of the said Act as relates to the apprehending, taking, or prosecuting of Popith Bishops, Priests, or Jesuits; and also fo much of the said Act as subjects Popish Bishops, Priests or Jesuits, and Papists, or persons profeffing the Popish religion, and keeping school, or taking upon themselves the education or government or boarding of youth, within this B

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realm, or the dominions thereto belonging, to perpetual imprisonment; and also so-much-ofthe faid Act as disables persons educated in the Popish religion, or professing the same, under the circumstances therein mentioned, to inherit or take by descent, devise, or limitation, in por session, reversion, or remainder, any lands' tene ments, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick upon Tweed, and gives to the next of kin, being a Protestant, a right to have and enjoy such lands, tenements, and hereditaments; and also so much of the faid Act as disables Papists, or persons profesling the Popish religiön, to purchase any manors, lands, profits out of lands, tenements, rents, terms, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and makes void all and singular estates, terms, and other interests or profits whatsoever out of lands, to be made, suffered, or done, from and after the day therein mentioned, to or for the use or behoof of any such person or persons, or upon any trust or confidence, mediately or imme:liately, for the relief of any such person or persons ; shall be, and the fame, and every clause and matrer and thing herein before mentioned, is and are hereby repealed.

“And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every person and persons having or claim

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ing any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, under titles not hitherto litigated, though derived from any descent, devise, limitation, or purchase, shall have, take, hold, and enjoy the same, as if the said Act, or any thing therein contained, had not been made ; any thing in the faid Act contained to the contrary potwithstanding:

- Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to affect any action or suit now de . pending, which shall be prosecuted with effect, and without delay,

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« Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any person or persons but such who shall, within the space of six calendar months after the passing of this Act, or of accruing of his, her, or their title, being of the age of twenty-one years, or who, being under the age of twenty-one years, shall, within six months after he or she shall attain the age of twenty-one years, or being of unsound mind, or in prison, or beyond the seas, then within six months after such disability removed, take and subscribe an oath in the words following:

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