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Penalty on officers making default.

and also cer- and {hall also deliver, or cnufe to be delivered, a number of tain tickets, tickets, on which (hall be printed or written, if for an innkeeper, the name of the sign or house, if not an innkeeper, then, in lieu thereof, his, her, or their name or names; and al so on such tickets shall be inserted the name of the city, town, or place, where such licensed person or persons reside 5 and also the words horse 1, 2, 3,4, 5, or 6,in figures,as the tickets may be intended to denote the numbers; and likewise the words miles> except where the horses are let to hire for a day, or any less period of time, and then, instead of the word miles ^ the words for a day, (hall be inserted, together with the words stamp-office, or some other mark or stamp sufficient to ascertain that such ticket was issued from the stamp-office, and shall take especial care that all persons so licensed shall be sufficiently furnished with such account and tickets; and in cafe any officer employed in the execution of this act, in relation to the said rates and duties, shall refuse or neglect to do or perform any matter or thing by this act required or directed to be done or performed by him, whereby any of his Majesty's subjects sthall or may sustain any damage whatsoever, such officer so offending shall be liable, in any action to be founded on this statute, to answer to the party grieved all such damages, with treble costs of suit.

VIII. And it is hereby further enacted by the authority afore-r said, That each and every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, so licensed to let horses for the purposes aforesaid, (hall, at the; time of receiving his, her or their first licence, give security, by bond, to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, in the sum of very of tickets fifty pounds, with a condition that he, she, or they will, when^ unaccounted ever thereunto required, redeliver, or cause to be redelivered, the or, &c. stamp-office tickets which he, she, or they, may have received, and that may remain unaccounted for by him, her, or them; and that he, she, or they, will also deliver to the person or persons (properly authorised by the commissioners appointed for managing the duties arising by stamps on vellum, parchment, or paper, to inspect the same, and to receive the money due thereon) the stamp-office account so delivered to him, her, or them, as aforesaid, faithfully made out, filled up, signed, and attested, as herein-r after directed, and make payment of all such sum and sums of money as shall be due and payable to his Majesty, in pursuance of, and according to the true intent and meaning of this act; and also truly and faithfully to observe and perform all the directions, matters and things herein contained, on his, her, or their behalf, to be observed and .performed; and in case of the npnperformance or breach of such condition, it shall and may be lawful for the said commissioners, or the persons so appointed by them, to cause each and every such bond to be prosecuted according to jaw; and in case of judgement against the defendant, the said commissioners may, if they sliall think fit, refuse to grant to such person, against whom such judgement (hall be obtained, any licences to let horses as aforesaid in future.

IX. And

Postmasters, &c. on receiv ing their first licence, to give security for the redelt

IX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Postmasters, That all and every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, li- &c- ^ett^ng: censed as aforesaid, who (hall let horses to hire by the mile or ^^p^0 stage, to be used in travelling post, shall, by themselves or fl13j| receive, servants, previous to the using such horse or horses, ask, de-for the use of mand, and receive, for the use of his Majesty, his heirs and £^ successors, of and from the person or persons hiring the fame, £ir[n* [£e ons the sum of one penny per mile, for each mile such horse shall fames! ^. for be so hired to travel, at and aster the rate or number os miles every mile which he, (he, or they (hall charge such traveller or travellers each horse for the stage or distance such horse may be hired to go; and to ttavel* shall, at the same time he or (he receives payment of the duty anci slia!I defor such horse or horses, deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the fta^oflice'11 person or persons hiring such horse or horses, one or more of tickets prothe stamp-office tickets herein-before mentioned, as occasion perly filled up. shalt require, and to which such postmaster, innkeeper, or other

person, shall add, or cause to be added, in words or figures, the the month and day of the month, and the number of miles for which such, horse or horses are so hired: and if any postmaster, Penalty on innkeeper, or other person, shall neglect to ask, demand, and £p1ect therereceive, the said duty os one penny per mile from such person or persons hiring such horse or horses, or (hall neglect or refuse to deliver such ticket or tickets, as herein-before directed, to such person or persons so hiring the horses as aforesaid, such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, (hall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of five pounds; and moreover, in cafe of not receiving the said rate or duty, be chargeable therewith to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, in the fame manner as if he, she, or they, had actually received the same.

X. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Traveller* to all and every traveller or travellers, to whom such ticket shall deliver their be delivered as aforesaid, who shall pass through any turnpike, [j^^^rn , (ball, at the first turnpike through which he, (he, or they (hall pik«? .they (hall» pass, deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the toll-gate keeper pass through, there, the ticket or tickets so given to him, her, or them, at the

place where he, she, or they hired such horse or horses, which

the said toll-gatherer is hereby directed to receive and file; and

if any traveller or travellers so going post as aforesaid, shall have ^ °n

neglected to take such ticket or tickets, or (hall not deliver, or

cause the same to be delivered, he, she, or they shall, before such

horses be permitted to pass such toll-gate, pay for every horse

hired and used by such travellers or traveller, the sum of one

shilling and sixpence, which the gate-keeper is hereby authorised

to ask and demand, and not permit such horses to pass till he,

she, or they (hall have paid the fame, or produced such ticket or

tickets as aforesaid.

XI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Postmasters, That all and every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person &c. letting licensed as aforesaid, who sthall let to hire any horse or horses out horses to by the day, or less period of time, as aforesaid, (hall, by them- ^^^(^1 selves or servants, previous to such horse or horses being used, receive, for

O ask, the use oi his

Majesty, of
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Penalty on postmaster, Sec. for neglect.

Enumeration ■of particulars to be inserted, by postmasters, &c. in the account to be delivered them from the ctamp-office.

At what times licensed persons residing in London or Westminster, or within five miles thereof, or in the bills of mortality, shall deliver their accounts

ask, demand, and receive, for the use of his Majesty, his heirs and successors, of and from the person or persons hiring the fame, the sum of one penny per mile for eavch mileisuch horse or horses (hail be so hired to go, where the distance (hall be then ascertained, and where the distance (hall not be then ascertained, then the sum of twelve-pence for each horse so hired, previous to such horse or horses being used; and shall, at the fame time, deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the person so hiring such horse or horses, one or more of the stamp-office tickets herein-before mentioned, with the words/^r a day inserted thereon, as occasion (hall require, and to which any postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, (hall add, or cause to be added, in words or figures, the month, and day of the month •, and in case_such horse or horses (hall be hired to return the fame day with the fame carriage, and any person or persons therein by or for whom such horse or horses are so hired, then the words To return; and if any postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, (hall neglect to ask, demand, and receive, the said duty of one penny per mile, or twelve-pence, as the cafe may happen to be, from such person or persons hiring such horse or horses, or neglect or refuse to deliver such ticket or tickets, such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, shall, for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum of five pounds, and moreover, in cafe of not receiving the said rate or duty, be chargeable therewith to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, in the fame manner as if he, stie, or they had actually received the fame.

XII. And it is hereby further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person so licensed to let horses as aforesaid, shall insert in the account herein-before specified so delivered to him, her, or them, from the stamp-office, the number of horses used in travelling post, and the number of miles for which such horses (hall have been so used, also the number of horses let to hire for a day, or any less period of time, and the day of the month on which the fame were used, together with the names of the postillions or drivers employed; which said account shall be signed by such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person so licensed as aforesaid* and witnessed by the hostler or other servant employed in preparing and getting ready such horses, and (half be open, when required, to the inspection of any person or persons duly authorised, under the hands and seals of the said commissioners for managing the duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, to inspect the same; and such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, so licensed -as aforesaid, residing in the city of London or liberty of Westminster, (hall, the first Tuesday or Wednesday in every month, and such other persons so licensed as aforesaid, residing within five miles of the city of London or liberty of Westminster, or within the bills of mortality, (hall, the first Thursday or Friday in every month, or at such other times as may be appointed by the said commissioners, on

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publick notice given in the Gazette^ bring in and deliver to the at the stamp* commissioners, or to the person or persons appointed by them office) for the purpose of receiving the same, at the head office, the accounts he rein-before directed for the four weeks ending on the Saturday .preceding such day of delivery, and shall, within eight days thereafter, pay such sum and sums of money which (hall appear to be due thereon to the receiver-general for the time being of the duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, or to the proper officer for the time^being for collecting the said duties, for the use of his Majesty, his heirs and successors, at the head office in Lincoln's Inn, or wherever else the same may be held, upon pain of forfeiting ten pounds for every default in not delivering in such account, and double the amount of the money so due and payable from such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, for the said rates or duties, for the nonpayment thereof.

XIII. And it is hereby further enacted, That every postmaster, Where and innkeeper, or other person so licensed as aforesaid, not residing when licensed within the cities of London or Westminster, or within five miles fner^"srllvaintf of the fame, or within the bills of mortality, -shall, at all such 0fuWkmg-tS times and places to be appointed for that purpose as herein-afrer clom (hall d mentioned, produce and deliver the accounts herein-before dr- liirer their a rectedfor the weeks ending on the Saturday preceding such de- counts, &c. livery, and then unaccounted for, to the person or persons duly authorised, by commission under the hands and seals of three of

the said commissioners for managing the duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, to receive such accounts, and the money due thereon, and at the fame time pay to such person or persons all sum and sums of money which (hall appear to be due upon such accounts, under the penalty of ten pounds for every default in not delivering such accounts, and double the amount of the money due and payable from such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, for the said rates or duties for the nonpayment thereof.

XIV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, AU tickets

That all and every ticket delivered from the stamp-office, that having the

sliall appear with the number of miles expressed therein, either nujnber of

in words or fkures* shall be deemed a ticket upon which the TMA *?**?r 1 1 1 ° • 1 1 ,1 11 1 !• • 1 r ecl therein*

duty has been received, and mall be accounted and paid for by /hail be ac

the postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, according to such cordingly paid number of horses and miles marked thereon, at and after the rate f01* by the aforesaid. postmaster.&c.

XV. And it is hereby further enacted by the authority afore- Penalty on said, That every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, so li- ^^lj^j. censed as aforesaid, who shall be guilty of any wilful conceal- encieavour\o ment, or making false accounts, or any other fraudulent con- defraud his trivance, device, or pretence whatsoever, with an intent or de- Majesty of the sign to defraud his Majesty, his heirs or successors, of any of the lhartes.-m^e^ rates or duties imposed by this act, or any part thereof, such y thlsa^ postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, shall forfeit the sum of

twenty pounds, to be recovered as herein-after directed \ and Vol. XXXII, U the the said commissioners shall and may, if they shall so think sit, after judgement obtained against such offender, refuse, to grant to such offender any licence in future. Every post- XVI. And in order to prevent the evading the payment of the dumailer, &c, ties hereby granted, by permitting carriages conveying persons post to who shall take drawn by horses which have paid the duty for the stage\ under the horfeTtravel- Pretence of such horses being upon the return home; be it further enling post shall acted by the authority aforesaid, That every postmaster, inn* be accountable keeper, or other person, who (hall take the hire for such horses for the duty, by the mile, or from stage to stage, shall be considered as the person to whom the duties herein-before granted shall be paid, and shall be chargeable with and accountable for the same, as if such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, was the actual proprietor of such horses, although the fame may belong to, and be the property of, any other licensed postmaster, innkeeper, or other person.

No postmaster, XVII. And, in order to prevent evading the payment of the du~ &c. ar whole ties hereby granted upon horses hired by the mile or stage, under prehouse any tencs of ike letting such horses for a day, or any less period of time, be traveller shall jt enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no postmaster, innshall let theni* deeper, or other person, at whose inn, house, or other place, any otherwise kept for letting horses to hire, any traveller or travellers shall than by the change horses, (hall let to hire any horse or horses, to such tramile or stage, veller or travellers, in any other manner than by the mile or stage; and if any postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, shall act contrary hereto, he, she, or they, shall, for every offence, forfeit and pay the sum of five pounds, to be recovered as herein-after mentioned. Receiver ge- XVIII. And, in compensation for the trouble every toll-gate keeper neral of the may have in and about the execution of this aft, and for an encouragestamp-duties mem to discover and detest frauds that may be committed against the n^l^tothe fame, be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said keepers^o/. receiver-general at the head office, and the said other collectors, where the du- shall and may, and they are hereby authorised and required to ties on tickets pay to the respective toll-gate keepers, who (hall deliver, as delivere^l^by jierein-after mentioned, tickets by him or her received at such amounUo respective gates, the sum of ten shillings,' where the duties upon 1001. &c. such tickets shall amount to one hundred pounds; and at and .

after that rate for tickets where the duties thereon (hall amount to any greater or less sum than one hundred pounds, and also allow such toll-gate keeper to retain the money collected by him from such traveller or travellers who shall not, pursuant to this act, have delivered tickets to such toll gate keeper^ as aforesaid. . Where and XIX. Provided always nevertheless, and it is hereby enacted, when the toll- That all and every toll-gate keeper shall, for the compensation gare keepers ancj aUowance aforesaid, bring, or cause to be brought, the tickets ski* kkets1*16 herein"before mentioned by "him or her received, if within five 'll e s* miles of London^ then to the head office there, or to such others place within the bills of mortality as the commissioners shall appoint; and if beyond the distance of five miles from London t then to such places, and at such times, as the collector appointu ed

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