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ed to collect such duties shall require, and deliver up, or cause to be delivered up, such tickets to" the receiver-general or collector to be appointed as aforesaid.

XX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Penalty on That all and every toll-gate keeper who shall have received ^'whofozT such stamp-office tickets as aforesaid, who shall not bring, or ^St dei^ve^up cause to be brought, such tickets, at the times and places afore- tickets on dcsaid, (hall, upon demand made at the gate of such turnpike, de- mand. liver such tickets to the collector to be appointed by the said commissioners for managing the duties on stamped vellum, parchment, and paper, as aforesaid; and if any toll-gate keeper si 1 a 11 refuse to deliver up all and every such stamp-office tickets, so received by him or her, upon such demand as aforesaid, every toll-gate keeper shall, for each ticket he or she (hall so refuse to deliver up, forfeit and pay the sum of five (hillings, to be reco"vered as herein-after is directed.

XXL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Where podThat all and every postmaster, innkeeper, or other person*, so masters, &c. licensed as aforesaid, not residing in the cities of London and ou} 0

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Wejtminjtir, nor within the bills or mortality, (hall, at the times mortality, are and at the places to be mentioned at the foot of the first licence to attend and granted to him, her, or them, when the fame (hall be delivered, P^ss their acand afterwards at the foot of every receipt which shall be given count5u by the collector for the money paid in by him, her, or them, on account os the said duties, attend, and there deliver in and pass his account, and pay the duty received by him, her, or them, as aforesaid, to the collector so appointed to collect the same: provided that no such person as aforesaid shall be compelled to travel for the payment of the said duties, or other causes whatsoever touching or concerning the same, if he, sthe, or they live in a market-town, out of the said town, or if he^ she, or they live out of a market-town, then to no other place than to the market-town nearest to his, her, or their habitation.

XXsI. Provided also, and it is hereby further enacted and declared, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any horses used in hackney-coaqhes, This act not licensed pursuant to several acts of parliament made for that to extend i<> purpose; nor to any horse or horses used in the drawing of any ^oruS u 111 coach, chariot, or chaise, or any other carriage, used in travel- coaches &c ling post, where such horse or horses shall be hired to return before twelve of the clock at night of the same day with the same carriage, and any person or persons therein by or for whom such horse or horses were hired, and shall actually return accordingly.

XX1IL And it is hereby further enacted and declared by the All horses authority aforesaid, That every horse hired by the mile, or stage, h'ned by the shall be deemed ro be hired to travel post, within the true intent m,le>or fta£e» and meaning of this act, although the person or persons hiring ^ahired*to"*' the fame do not go or travel several stages upon a post-road, or travel post, change horses j and although at the stage or place at or to which

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such horse (hall be hired there (hall not be any post-house; and although there (hall not be any post settled or established on the road, or any part thereof, upon which such horse (hall be hired to go; any thing herein-before contained, or any law or usage, to the contrary notwithstanding.

XXIVs. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, of an^Yictn^d ^ any Postmast^r, innkeeper, or other person, licensed to

pott^aster)* *et nor^es in manner aforesaid, shall die, it shall and may be &c. hisexecu- lawful for his or her executors, administrators, or other persons tor*, Sec. shall succeeding to such inn, house, or other place, to let horses to not be liable h;re jn manner aforesaid, until such time as such person (hall sorTettm"3 ty Procure sucn licence, and give such security as herein-before horses to hire, directed without being liable to the penalty herein-before provided they inflicted upon the persons letting horses to hire without being take out a h- licensed in that behalf, provided such licence be taken out within

^Da^arter thirty da>'S aster the death of such post-master, innkeeper, or his death. other person; and such person or persons (hallbe subject to the same rules, regulations, and charges, and liable to account, and to the payment of the fame rates and duties hereby imposed, as such postmaster, innkeeper, or other person, was subject and liable to.

No person XXV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

shalHet out That, from and after the fifth day of July, one thousand seven d^Ho^nce^or nundred and seventy nine, no person who (hall keep any fourpo(£coach, wheeled chaise, pr other machine, commonly called a diligence &c without a ox post-coach, or by what name soever such carriage or carriages licence, now are or hereafter (hall be called or known, for the purpose of

conveying, in the inside thereof, any number of passengers, not exceeding four, for hire, from stage to stage, or from place to place, stiall let out the fame for such purpose, without having first obtained a licence under the hands of two of the said comnatt of m^10nersr managing the duties on stamped vellum, parch°n\ ^for^ach menr> an^ paper, for that purpose, upon pain to forfeit, for every offence. time such machine (hall be so used, the sum of five pounds, to

be recovered and applied as herein-after is directed. Commission- XX VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, ^rs ot stamp- That, from and after the passing of this act, any two or more fu-Mice^ueT* °^ Majesty's commissioners appointed for managing the duto^ail1 persons ties arising by stamps on vellum, parchment, or paper, or some who (lull ap- person duly authorised by them, stiall grant licences, under their ply for them, hands and seals, to any person or persons who (hall apply for the fame, to let out for hire any such diligence, or other carriage, for the purpose aforesaid, for the space of one year, to commence from the fifth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, upon all licences to be granted on or before that day; and upon licences to be first granted to any person or persons after the said fifth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, to commence from the day. of the date of such licence; which said licence (hall be renewed at least ten days previous to the expiration of the year for which it was granted ; and if the person or persons so licensed sliall continue

to to let out for hire such machine, diligence, or carriage, as aforesaid, he, (he, or they shall, in the same manner, renew such licence from year to year, paying down the respective sums due for such licence, and so yearly and every year, as iong as he, she, or they shall continue to let such diligence, or other carriage, in manner aforesaid.

XXVII. And be it further enacted by the authority afore- °n^TMe&f ~ said, That no person or persons, so licensed to let out diligences, ^ b^keptby or other carriages, in manner aforesaid, shall, by virtue of one virtue of one licence, keep more than one diligence, or other carriage, for the licence, purpose aforesaid.

XXVIII. And be it further enacted by the authority afore- All licensed

said, That all and every person or persons, so licensed to use any ^f°u*tr°faY . J £ - r * J r n n J one halfpenny

diligence or carnage as aforesaid, to and from stage to stage, or for every mile from place to place, (hall pay to his Majesty, his heirs and sue- their dilicessors, the sum of one halfpenny for every mile every such car- £ence' &c* riage or carriages (hall be so used or travel, as aforesaid. 1

XXIX. And it is hereby further enacted by the authority and (hall de« aforesaid, That all and every person or persons, so licensed to c'are» vnen use such diligence, or other carriage, as aforesaid, (hall, at the [hgfr

time of receiving such licence, declare from what place, and to to and from* what place, such diligence, or other carriage, is intended to be what places used, distinguishing the distance or number of miles between it is intended

the two extreme towns or other places such diligence or other t0 j? usedr*

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carnage Is to go, and the number or journies each luch diligence or carriage is so intended to be used, either in the day or in the week, as the cafe may happen to be, that the fame may be inserted in such licence; and all and every person or persons, so licensed for such purpose as aforesaid, ihall give security, by bond, to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, in the sum of twenty pounds, with a condition for the faithful accounting for and paying such sums as may be due for the journies such diligence or other carriages may have so made.

XXX. And, in regard it may be difficult to ascertain the number Discretionary as times such licensed diligences, or other carriages, making fiort /I ages f^conirnTfif^ about London, may go in a day, it is hereby provided and enact- oners relative ed, That the commissioners for managing the stamp-duties, or to diligences, the major part of them, or such officers as they shall appoint in &c passing that behalf, shall and may, and they are hereby impowered to ^fh^P,afing make such allowances as (hall appear to be just to any person or miles of Lonpersons licensed to use any diligence, or other carriage, as afore- don.

said, to go from and to return to London, where the distance does not exceed twelve measured miles, upon oath made by the owner of such diligence, or other carriage, before the said commissioners, or the major part of them, or such officers so to be appointed, as to the number of journies actually made in a day by such diligence or other carriage, where the fame shall differ from the number expressed in such licences; which oath the said commissioners are hereby required to administer, and to examine into all the circumstances relative to the number of journies so made by such diligence, or other carriage, as aforesaid,

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the owner of every diligence, &c. to be painted on the outside or each door.

Where and when the du t es arising trom diligences. &c. mall be paid

any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding;
and the laid commissioners, or the major part of them, are here-
by impowered to make such regulations, with respect to such
diligences, or other carriages, where such allowance^ are applied
for, as they shall, from time to time, find necessary, as well for
the effectual securing the duties on such diligences, or other car-
riages, as doing justice to the owners or proprietors thereof.
- XXXI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,
That all and every person or persons so licensed to use every
such carriage as aforesaid, (hall mark or paint, or cause to be
marked or painted, on the outside pannel of each door, before
he, she, or they (hall use the same for the purpose aforesaid, his,
her, or their christian and surname, mentioning the place from
whence they set our, and to which they ate going, in,plain and
legible characters; and every proprietor of every such diligence
or other carriage as aforesaid licensed to go from London to any
other place, or from any other place to London, mall, on the first
Monday in every month, between the hours of eight in the morn-
ing and two in the afternoon, unless the fame be an holiday,
and then on the next day not being an holiday, clear the said
duties charged and become due by virtue of this act, by paying
the fame to the receiver-general of stamped vellum, parchment,
and paper, or to the proper officer for the time being for
collecting the said duties, for the use os his Majesty, his heirs
and successors, at the head office in Lincoln's Inn, or wherever
else the same be held; and if such proprietor or proprietors (hall
be licensed from any town in the country to any.other town
than London, then such proprietor or proprieforsmall clear the
said duties, by paying the fame to the person duly authorised, by
commission under the hands and seals of three of his Majesty's
commissioners of the stamp-duties, to receive the fame, under
the penalty of ten pounds.

XXXil. Provided always, That every such licensed proprieprietor of any tor or proprietors of any diligence or other carriage as a forediligence, &c. ra-1(^ w.^0 ^3jj jay down anc} discontinue the use of the same, (hall give notice, in writing, seven days at least before he, she, or they shall lay down or discontinue such diligence or other carriage, and shall have such notice indorsed upon the back of such his, her, or their licence or licences, or upon the bond so to be given as aforesaid, and from thenceforth, on payment of all arrears, shall be no longer charged or chargeable for or in respect of such diligence or other carriage^

XXXIII. And it is hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, That rhe said receiver-general at the head office, and the said other collectors duly appointed to receive the duties hereby imposed, (hall make an allowance to the several postmasters, innkeepers, or other persons licensed as aforesaid, and they (hall be intitled respectively to deduct for their own use, at and after paid by them. t{ie rate Gf three-pence in the pound, out of the monies by them regularly accounted for and paid to such receiver-general or other collector, according t.o the directions herein before contained. Penalty on XXXIV. And be it further enacted by the authority afore1 ,> soid,.

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to give se en days notice before he dis continue the same.

Postmasters, &c. to be allowed 3 d. in the pound out of the monies to be accounted for and

said, That if any person shall falsely niake, forge, or counterfeit, forging ar.y or cause or procure to be falsely made, forged, or counterfeited, ^.!^threUt* or wilfully act or assist in the false making, forging, or counter- fam^ feiting, any ticket*, by this act authorised or directed to be used, with an intent to defraud his Majesty, his heirs and successors, of any of the said duties, or (hall utter or publish as true any false, forged, or counterfeited ticker, with an intent to defraud his Majesty, his heirs and successors, of any of the said duties; every person so offending, and being thereof lawfully convicted, shall forfeit and pay the sum of rifty pounds, to be levied and applied as herein before directed and declared.

XXXV, And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Pecuniary That all pecuniary penalties hereby imposed, amounting to ^"^^ *~to twenty pounds or more, shall be divided and distributed, to TM°""o"o one wit, one moiety thereof to his Majesty, his heirs and successors, half to his and the other moiety thereof, with full costs of suit, to such Majetty, and person or persons who (hall inform and sue for the same, in any j^g'^f^mer of his Majesty's courts at Westminster, for offences committed in

England^ Wahs^ or Berwick upon Tweedy and in his Majesty's court of session, court of justiciary, or court of exchequer, in Scotland^ by action of debt, bill, plaint, or information, wherein no essoin, protection, privilege, wager of law, or more than one imparlance, (hall be allowed.

XXXVI. Provided always, and it is hereby enacted by the Two justices authority aforesaid, That it (hall and may be lawful to and for TMy deterany two or more justices-of the peace, residing near the place Gainst

_\vhere the offence shall be committed, to hear and determine this acY^if the any offence against this act, which subjects the offender to any penalty'does pecuniary penalty not exceeding twenty pounds; which said not exceed 20/, justices of the peace are hereby authorised and required, upon any information exhibited, or complaint made, in that behalf, to summon the party accused, and also the witnesses on either side, and upon the appearance or contempt of the party, (hall proceed to the examination of the matter of fact; and upon due proof made thereof, either by the voluntary confession of the party, or by oath of one or more credible witness or witnesses, to give judgement or -sentence for the penalty or forfeiture, according as in and by this act is directed, and to award and issue out their warrants, under their hands and seals, for the levying any pecuniary penalties or forfeitures so adjudged, on the goods of the offender, and to cause sale to be made thereof, in case they (hall not be redeemed within fix days, rendering to the party the overplus, if any; and where the goods of such offender cannot be found sufficient to answer the penalty, to commit such offender to prison, there to remain until such pecuniary penalty (hall be paid and satisfied; and if either party (hall find himself ag- Persons aggrieved by the judgement of the said justices, then he or they grieved may lhall or may, upon giving security to the amount of the value"aPPeal to t^e of the penalties and forfeitures so awarded by such twoijustices, fionL^ C" appeal to the justices of the peace at the. next general quarter sessions for that county, riding, or place, who are hereby infill 4 powered

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