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And persons appealing in court, on recognizance or subpœna, to give evi

treasurer of the said county, riding, or division, is hereby authorized and required, upon sight of such order, forthwith to pay to such prosecutor, or other person authorized to receive the same, such sum of money as aloresaid, and (hall be allowed the same in his accounts.

VIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid* That it shall and may be in the power of the court, where any person (hall-appear^ on recognizance or subpœna, to give evidence as to any grand or petit larceny or other felony, whether any bill of indictment be preferred or not to any grand jury,

dence, (hall in provided the said person (hall, in the opinion of the said court, ^ howtd^hei^ na fi^e nave attended the said court in obedience to such recogexpencJ, etc. nlzance or subpœna, to order the treasurer of the county, riding, or division, m which, the offence-shall have been committed, or shall have been supposed to have been committed, to pay unto such person such sum of money as to the said court shall seem reasonable, not ex-ceeding the expences which it lhall appear to the said court the said person was bonafide put unto by reason of the said recognizance and subpœna, making, in case the said person shall appear to the court to be in poor circumstances, a reasonable allowance to such person for trouble and loss of time; which order the clerk of assize, or clerk of the peace, respectively, is hereby directed and required forthwith to make out and deliver to such person, upon being paid for the same the sum of sixpence, and no more; and the treasurer of the said county, riding, or division, is hereby authorised and required, upon sight of such order, forthwith to1 pay to such person, or -other person authorised to receive the same, such sum of money as aforesaid, and shall be allowed the same in his accounts.

IX. Provided nevertheless, and be it further enacted, That it

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Limitation of actions.

shall and may be lawful for his Majesty's justices of the peace, in and for any county, ridings division, city, town corporate, franchise, or liberty, in quarter sessions assembled, to lay down or alter, from time ro time, such rules and regulations, as to any colls or charges thereafter to be allowed to any person whatsoever, by virtue os any part of this act, for the better carrying the intent oi any pai t of this act into execution, and for the prevent* ing anv unnecessary ex pence, as to them shall seem most just and reasonable; Which rules and regulations, having received the approbation and signature of one or more of his Majesty's judges of oyer and termincr, or general gaol delivery, at the assizes for the county wherein such rules and regulations shall have been made, (hall be binding, and not otherwise, on all persons whatsoever; and ro person whatsoever (hall be allowed my greater sum of money, by virtue of this act, than according to the said lules and regulations so approved of as aforesaid, any thing herein contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That if any action or suit shall be commenced against any person or persons for any thing done in pursuance x>f this act y that then,

and and In every such case, the action or suit shall be brought within six calendar months next after the fact: committed; and the defendant or defendants in such action or suit may plead the gene- General issue, ral issue, and give this act arid the special matter in evidence, at any trial to be had thereupon, and that the same was done in pursuance and by the authority of this act : and if it (hall appear so to have been done, the jury (hall find for the defendant or defendants; and if the plaintiff shall be nonsuit, or discontinue his action after the defendant or defendants (hall have appeared, or if judgement mall be given, upon any verdict or demurrer, against the plaintiff, the defendant and defendants shall and may recover treble costs, and have the like remedy for the fame as Treble cost*, the defendant or defendants hath or have in other cafes by law,

I. Form of awarding costs.

County or Bo-1 T one (or, We

rough, &e. >X and being two (of

to wit. }bis Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the

aforesaid^ in pursuance of an ael> made in the eighteenth year of his majesty King George the third, intituled. An act for the payment of costs to parties, on complaints determined before justices of the peace out of sestions; for the payment of the charges of constables in certain cafes; and for the more effectual pay- 1 rrfent of charges to witnesses and prosecutors of any larceny, or other felony; on the complaint of [here state the names of the parties, and the offence generally, and the date] against for ivhich said complaint was heard and determined ly 4 on the day of

do award the following costs to he paid by

videlicet; [here state the costs.]

Given under handundseal (or

hands and seals) this day of

in the year of our Lord

II. Form of warrant of distress and sale.

l*To the constable of to wit. Vand to all other his Majesty's constables in and for 3 in aforesaid.

WHEREAS of his Majesty's

justices of the peace in and for the afofefaidy in pursuance of an acl, made in the eighteenth year of his

C z majesty

majesty King George the third, intit.uled, An act for the payment of costs to parties, on complainjs determined before justices of the peace out of sessions for the payment of the charges of constables in certain cafes; and for the more effectual payment of charges to witnesses and prosecutors of any larceny, or other felony ; b^ve awarded? on the . °f

now last past, on the complaint of against for ' thesollozving costs to he paid by

videlicet; [here state the sum :] And whereas the said being ordered by the said justice

(ox justices) to pay such sturn (or sums) as aforesaid, hath not paid down or given security for the same, to the satisfaction of

the said justice (ox justices;) these are therefore to command you, a'nd each and every of you, to levy tWe said sum os

by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the said and do hereby order and direct the goods and chattels so to be

distrained to be sold and dijposed of within

-days, unless the said sum os for ivhich such

distress shall be made, together with the reasonable charges of taking and keeping such distress* shall be sooner paid; and you are hereby also commanded to certify unto what you shall have

done by virtue os this warrant.

Given under hand and seal (or hands and

seals) at . _ the day of

in the year of our Lord

III. Constable7 s return thereon, for want of distress.

jo wit. IT , , . ..f / tonjlabhof 3 4L do hereby certify to justice {ox justices) of the peace of that I have made diligent search for, but do not know, not can find any goods and cha ttels of by dijlrefs and sale whereof I may levy the sum

pursuant to warrant for that purpose,

doted the day of

Given under my hand, this day of in

IV. Comviitment'thereMp

s ^ V'fq the constable of ^ .

is wit. i and also to the-keeper of the house of correction

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W HEREWHEREAS, in pursuance of an act, made in the eighteenth year os his majesty King George the third, intituled, An act for the payment of costs to parties, on complaints determined before justices of the peace out of sessions; for the payment of the charges of constables in certain cafes; and for the more effectual payment of charges to witnesses and prosecutors of any. Jarceny, or other felony; of his Majesty ys justices of

the peace, in and for the said did issue

warrant of distress and [ale, dire tied to"
of constable of the said of

ordering the said constable to levy the said sum of of the goods and chattels of the said in manner and form as therein is mentioned; and whereas it appears U

by the return of. constable of dated the - day of

that he hath made diligent search, but doth not know of nor can find any goods and chattels of the faid^ by distress and sale

whereof' the said sum os may be levied, pursuant

to the said warrant; these are therefore to command you, the said constable os to apprehend the said ^

and convey the said to the Jaid house of correction at

and to deliver the [aid there to

the said keeper of the said house of correction : and these are also to command you, the said keeper of the said house of correction, to receive the said '' into the said bouse of correction, and

there to keep to hard labour for the space os from the

date hereof or until such sum of together with

the expences attending the commitment of the said
to the said house of correction, be first paid, or until the said
be dijchtjrged by due course os law,

Given under - hand andseal (or hands andfeals) at

the day of

CAP. XX.

An act, for further continuing the duties granted by three acts; made in, the fifth-and twenty-fifth years of his late majesty King George the second, and in the third year of his present Majesty's rei^n, for enlarging the pier and harbour.of Scarborough, in the county of York.

C A. P. XXI., .

An act for the more effectually carrying into execution the powers contained in two several a6ts of parliament, the one made in the twelfth year of his present Majesty's reign, for making a navigable cut or caned fr om the river Dee, ^within the liberties of the city of Chester, to or near Middlewich, and Nantwich, in the county of Chester ; and the other made in the seventeenth year of his said Majesty's reign, for varying and enlarging the powers of the said former act.

CA P. XXII.

An act for raising a certain sum. of money by way of annuities, and for establishing a lottery.

Preamble. 6,ooo,oool. to be raised by annuities, and 4.80,000 ]. by a lot* . tery. Contributors to the sum of 6,000,0001. to be in titled to certain* annuities j which mail be charged upon a fund to be established this

C 3 lion* {ion, and collaterally upon the sinking fund. Contributors may have the annuity of al. Ios. per cent, for life, instead of for 30 years, upon producing a proper certificate to the auditor of the exchequer before Dec.aa,*i77&. Every contributor of 5001. (hall, upon payment of 401. more, be intitlea\ to four lottery tickets. Preamble; reciting that book* have been opened at the bank, and deposits made, pursuant to a resolution of the houle of commons. All persons who have made deposits, pursuant to the aforesaid resolution, are required to pay the remainder of their subscriptions at certain times specified. Subscribers to the annuities to be allowed interest for all monies paid in advance. Subscribers to the lottery, on paying in the whole of their subscriptions, shall receive tickets to the amount thereof. Subscribers to the 6,000,0001. intitled to an annuity of 3I. per cent, and alia to an annuity of al. 10s. for 30 years; both payable half-yearly. All contributors who (hall pay in the whole of their contribution money before June 30, 1778, may receive the half year's annuity due July 5,1778, on the annuity of a I. 10 s. when they receive the half year's annuity due on the 3 per cent, otherwise they shall not receive the said annuity until Jan. 1779, Annuities to be payable and transferrabie at the bank of England, etc. Cashier of the bank to give receipts to contributors for money received j ■which mall be assignable, etc. Directions for the cashier in relation to such receipts. Cashier to give security, to the good liking of the commissioners of the treasury; and to pay all monies received into the exchequer. Commissioners of the treasury impowered to apply the money paid in by the cashier. A book to be provided in the accountant-general's office, in which contributors names (hall be entered, etc. After contributors mall have paid their subscriptions, they will be intitled to receive the annuities granted by this act; which (hall be tax-free. Subscriptions paid in part, and not completed, shall be forfeited to the publick. As soon as contri* burors have completed their payments, the sums subscribed (hall, in the books of the bank, be placed to their credit. Accountant-general, on payment of 35L per cent, of their contributions, before Dec. 18, 1778, to give credit to the contributors for the annuity of al. 10s. which shall be transferrabie. Certain rates appropriated for payment of the annuities granted by this act. Governor, etc. of the bank to appoint a chief cashier, and accountant general. Monies to be issued at the exchequer to the chief cashier, for payment of annuities created by this act. Accountant* general to examine receipts and payments. Annuities to be deemed perional estate. Books to be kept by the accountant-general, wherein shall be entered all transfers of sUens advanced 6n this act. Method of transferring. The annuities of al. 10 s. per cent, per ann, snail be a separate flock from the other annuities. Persons possessed of stock may devise the same by will, etc. Commissioners of the treasury to discharge all incidental charges attending the exCution of this act. The $ per cent, annuities granted by this act shall be aa^ied to the joint stock ot 3 per cent, transferrabie at the bank, etc. The bank to continue a company till redemp^ tion of the annuities. 480,0001. to be raised by a lottery j the prizes whereof to be paid out of any supplies granted this session. Guardians, having the disposal of infants money, may contribute, to the loan, etc. Contributors, for every iool. they shall advance, to be intirled to an annuity os a I. Ios. per annum for 30 years, or for life Life annuities to be paid at the exchequer half yearly. Cashiers of the bank to give certificates to contributors who chule life annuities, which may be assigned before Dec2 1,1778. Cashiers to transmit to the auditor of the exchequer a book containing the names of the contributors, etc. Contributors (hall deliver their certificates to the auditor, before Dec. aa, 1778, to be exchanged for orders3 and name their nominees. Auditor to cause orders for payment to be made out as soon as convenient, which shall be signed by the commissioners of the treasury. Books to be kept in the offices of the auditor and clerk of the pells, containing the names of the contributors, etc. Part of the money to arise from the new duties to be set apart for payment of the annuities on lives. On death of nominees, annuities to cease. Life annuities may be transferred. Transfer to be entered at the exchequer. When contributors, etc. demand payment of their annuities in the absence of their nominees, they must produce certificates of c-' • >' - their

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