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mouth of the cut or canal in King's Mead, shall be put of repair.

Trustees may XXXIX. And be it further enacted by the authority aforelease the rates said, That from and after the term of five years from and after after the end the passing of this act, the said trustees, or any seven or more of five years. 0f them, shall have full power and authority, by writing under their hands and seals, to let or demise the rates and duties authorised to be collected upon the said river, cuts, or canals, for any term not exceeding two years at any one time, for the highest rent they can get for the fame, by publick bidding or otherwise, the fame to be payable at such times, and under such covenants, as the said trustees, or any seven or more of them, (hall think fit, (the said trustees taking proper security from the person or persons to whom the said tolls shall be leased or demised, for payment of the rent or rents, a:id performance of the covenants); which rent and rents shall be paid to the said trustees, or any seven or more of them, or to iuch person or persons as they (hall appoint to receive the fame, and shall be applied and disposed of in the same manner as the said rates •and duties are by the said recited act of the seventh year of the reign of his present Majesty, and this act, directed to be applied and disposed of. Publick notice XL. Provided always, That one calendar month's previous thereot to be notice, at the least, be given in some of the publick newspapers given. circulated in the said counties of Hertford, EJsex^ Middlesex, and

the city of London, of the intention of the said trustees to lease or demise the said rates and duties. If the trustees XLI. Provided also, That in case the said trustees shall at any lease the tolls, time let the said rates and duties, they shall, and are hereby they shall em- reqUjre(j5 during such time as the rates and duties shall continue tobeapproved to be let as aforesaid, to keep constantly employed, at their of by fir Wil- own costs and charges, some proper person, to be approved of liam Wake by the said sir William Wake baronet, and Peter Floy er esquire, and Mr. their respective heirs and astigns, and such person is hereby an account1 of required to take and keep an exact and faithful account in the tonnage of writing of the tonnage of all goods, wares, and merchandizes, all goods pass- which shall pass, from time to time, through the said lock, ing through jn t^e cut near t0 King>S Weir aforesaid; and the said sir Kin^s Wdr" fVilliam Wake baronet, and Peter Flayer esquire, their re6* 'spective heirs and assigns, shall have free liberty, from time to time, to inspect such accounts, and to take copies or extracts thereof; and it snail and may be lawful for the said sir William Wake baronet, and Peter Floy er esquire, and their respective heirs and assigns, within twenty days before the expiration of every year, to compare the fame with the account kept by the lessee of the said tolls arising at Kings Weir; and in cafe such lessee (hall refuse to produce his account to the said sir William Wale baronet, and Peter Floyer esquire, and their respective heirs and assigns, for the space of ten days after notice given for that purpose, that then and in that case his lease (hall, at the expiration of the year, cease and determine.

XLII. ProXL1I. Provided always, and be it enacted and declared by The trustees the authority aforesaid, That rhe trustees appointed or elected, J?"^^^. t0 or who (hall hereafter be appointed or elected, by or in purfu- have fu]| ance of the-faid act of the seventh year of the reign of his pre- power to carry sent Majesty, and all, every, or any of them,, (hall have full thisactinto power and authority to act in the execution of this present act execution, of parliament in all respects, and to all intents and purposes, as fully and effectually as if the several provisions contained in this act were inserted in the body of the said recited act.

XLIII. And be it further enacted, That the several penalties Penalties and and forfeitures by this act imposed, (hall be levied and recovered forfeitures in the fame manner as any penalties or forfeitures are, by the how to be said recited act of the seventh year of the reign of his present applied. Majesty, directed to be levied and recovered, and shall be applied for the purposes of the said recited acts, and this act.

XLIV. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That all Persons agpersons who shall think themselves aggrieved by the order or grieved may judgement of any justice or justices of the peace, upon account aPPeal to the of any offence committed, or supposed to be committed, against fjong*er C this act, may appeal to the justices of the peace for either of the. said counties where the offence was committed, or supposed to be committed, at any general quarter sessions of the peace to be held within the space of six calendar months after such cause of appeal shall happen, the person or persons so appealing first giving security, to the satisfaction of the said justice or justices, to prosecute such appeal with effect, and to pay the costs which (hall be ascertained by the said general quarter sessions, in cafe such order or judgement (hall be affirmed ; and the justices at such general or quarter sessions are hereby authorised and required to hear and determine such appeal, and to make such orders therein, and to award costs, as to them shall appear just; which orders stiall be final and conclusive to all parties, and shall not be removed or removeable, by any writ of ceriiorari or otherwise, into any of his Majesty's courts of record at Westminster ^ or elsewhere \ and that no order or proceeding to be had by or before any justice of justices of the peace, relating to the execution of this act, ihali be quashed or vacated for want of form only.

XLV. And be it further enacted, That if any action, suit, Limitation of or information, (hall be brought or commenced against any a^ons» per Ion or persons, for any thing done in pursuance of this act, every such action, luit, or information, (hall be commenced, within six calendar months next after the fact committed, and not afterwards, and (hall be laid or brought in the counties of Hertford, EJsexy or Middlesex^ and not elsewhere; and the person or persons so sued or prosecuted, may plead the general General issue, issue, and give this act, and 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 shall appear to have been so done, or if any action, suit, or information, (hall be brought after the time before limited for bringing

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•the fame, or (hall be brought in any other county or place than as aforesaid, that then the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants ; or if the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall become nonsuited, or fufTer a discontinuance of his, her, or their action, suit, or information, after the defendant or defendants (hall have appeared, or if in any such action, suit, or information, judgement shall be given against the plantiff or plantiiFs, the defendant or defendants (hall have treble costs, and (hall have such remedy for the same, as any defendant or defendants hath or have for costs of suit in other cafes by law.

XLVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That all the costs, charges, and expences incident to and at^ . tending the obtaining and passing this act, (hall be paid out of the first monies which (hall be collected or received by virtue of the said former acts or this present act.

XLVII. And be h further enacted, That this act (hall be adjudged, deecned, and taken to be a publick act; and all judges, justices, and other persons whomsoever, are hereby required to take notice thereof as such, without specially pleading the same.

Preamble,

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GAP. LIX.

An aft for repealing the duties on all inhabited houses, imposed by an aft made in the lost session os parliament, and for granting to his Ma)esty other duties upon all inhabited houses in Great Britain, and for amending the said aft; and also for amending so much os an aft, made in the seventeenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, as imposes a duty upon all servants retained or employed in the several capacities therein mentioned.

HE R E A S, by an aft, made in the lastfeffion of parHamerit 1 intituled, An act for granting to his Majesty certain duties upon all inhabited houses within the kingdom of Great Britain? certain yearly rases and duties were granted upon all inhabited houses within the kingdom of Great Britain, to be paid by the occupiers thereof \ {that is to fay), a duty of sixpence in the pound on all dwelling-houses, with the household offices therewith occupied, worth the yearly rent of five powndi, and under 1he yearly rent of fifty pounds, and of one shilling in the pound on all dwellinghouses, ivith the household offices therewith occupied, worth the yearly rent of fifty pounds and upwards; to be estimated and ascertained in mdnner therein expressed: and whereas the said rates and duties do not bear a proper proportion to each other, and the payment thereof hath been greatly evaded-, ive, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal fubjefts, the commons of Great Britain, in parliament assembled, do therefore think that it will be for the advantage of the publick to repeal "the present rates and duties on inhabited houses, and to grant unto your Majesty the several new rates and duties on inhabited houses herein-aft er mentioned, to be applied to the uses and-purposes which the said rates and duties, granted by the abavementloned aft, made . ■ * in

in the last session of parliament, are now applicable unto; dnd do most humbly beseech your Majesty that it may be enacled\ and be it enacted by the kings most excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That, from and after the fifth day July, one Aster juljr 5,thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, the rates and duties ^s9aranted" granted by the act, made in the last • session -of parliament, by the recited intituled, An a51 for granting to his Majesty certain duties upon all act to cease, inhabited houses within the kingdom of Great Britain, (hall cease, determine, and be no longer paid or payable, except only such monies as (hall have become due in respect of the said rates and duties, assessed at any time on or before the said fifth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, and which shall be in arrear and unpaid.

IL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That New duties to from and after the said fifth day of July, one thousand seven ^Paidi tvldt' hundred and seventy-nine, there shall be charged, raised, levied tcet' and paid, unto his Majesty, his heirs and successors* the several and respective rates and duties upon all inhabited houses, with their appurtenances, herein-after mentioned, by the occupiers thereof respectively; (that is to fay), upon and for every dwell- for all inhabi* ing-house inhabited, together with the offices, courts, yards, ted dwellingand gardens, as herein-after expressed, therewith occupied, fromeS'/&to which now are, or hereafter (hall be, erected within the king- 20/. a5yeas, dom of Great Britain, and which are, or for the time being 6d. in the (hall be, worth the yearly rent of five pounds and upwards, and pound > under the yearly rent of twenty pounds the yearly sum of sixpence in the pound; and upon and for every dwelling- from 10I to house inhabited, together with the offices, courts, yards and in tne

gardens, as herein-after expressed, therewith occupied, which Pound' now are, or hereafter mall be, erected within the kingdom of Great Britain, and which are, or for the time being Thai] be, , worth the yearly rent of twenty pounds and upwards, and under the yearly rent of forty pounds, the yearly sum of nine- and for ail at pence in the pound; and upon and for every dwelling house 3 ye*rt inhabited, together with the offices, courts, yards, and gardens, T^m^l^' as herein-after expressed, therewith occupied, which now are, pound, or hereafter shall be, erected within the kingdom of Great Britain, and which are, or for the time being shall be, worth the yearly rent of forty pounds and upwards the yearly sum of one (hilling in the pound, to be estimated and ascertained in the manner in the said act and this present act expressed.

III. And be it further enacted and declared by the authority where the' aforesaid, That, in all parishes and places where the assessments assessments were made for three quarters of a year, from the fifth day ofiov tne former July, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, to madeforthcee to the fifth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and quarter-sofa* seventy-nine, at the rates prescribed by the former act, a further year, a further assessment shall be made at the same rates for one cfuarter, from assessment of

the said fifth day of April, one thousand seven hundred and5Lne„\uartet, J £ 3 r mall be made,

seventy-' up to July 5, seventy-nine, to the fifth day of July following > and that if any *779' rate or assessment, at sixpence in the pound, on the value of

Sixpenny any house and household offices therewith occupied, worth the o^oTaear yearly sui* of twentY Pou"ds and upwards, hath been, or (hall and upwards3, be Pade, in pursuance of the said act for raising the said rate made for any and duty thereby granted, for and in respect of the quarter, half timeafter July year, or any other time, after the said fifth day of July, one void779' 10 ^ thou^anci kven nundi*ed and seventy-nine, every such rate or assessment so far as the fame relates to the raising such rate and duty, in respect of such quarter, half year, or other term, after the fifth day of July, shall be null and void. Aflefliuents IV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authofor new duties rity aforesaid, That assessments shall be made out for raising the tobemadeout duties by this present act imposed, from the fifth day of July, ters of aq"ar" °ne tnoulancl ^even hundred and seventy-nine, to the sixth day ujTto ApnlV, °f -April, one thousand seven hundred and eighty; which assesl1780y ments shall be certified by the assessors, and returned by them

to the said commissioners, on or before the tenth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine; and that the surveyors (hall and may, on or before the sixteenth day of November following, certify their surcharges for raising the said duties for the said three quarters, to the said commissioners; and that all appeals, in respect to the said three quarters assessments, (hall and may be heard and determined between the teathday of December, one thousand seven hundred and seventyand after that nine, and fourth day of January, one thousand seven hundred time to be an(j ejgnty • and that from and after the fifth clay of April, one TMuaUyT&c"~ thousand seven hundred and eighty, the said duties shall be assessed annually for one whole year, to commence from the fifth day of April in each year; and that in all future years the assessments (hall be made out and certified, and the surcharges certified, and the appeals heard, at the fame times as the assessments, surcharges, and appeals, are made, certified, and heard, on the duties on houses and windows. Coach-houses, V. And be it further enacted and declared, That every d^not^x"" c°ach-bouse, stable, brewhouse, walh-house, laundry, woodceedin^omi" house, bakehouse, dairy, and other offices, and all yards, courts, acre, to be and curtilages, and gardens, not exceeding one acre, belonging valued toge- to, and occupied with, any dwelling-house, chargeable to the ther with the rates ancj duties imposed by this act, (hall be valued together houses!^ vvitn fucn dwelling-house, and be liable to, and charged and assessed with, the rates and duties imposed by this act. If the Com- VI. And, for the more effectual levying and collecting the duty missioners in imposed by this aft, in that part of Great Britain called England England or afjj Wales, be it enacted and declared, That in cafe at any time select to ap- the commissioners for putting in execution this present act, (hall point assessors, neglect to appoint assessors, or in cafe the assessors by them ap&c. the fur- pointed shall neglect to perform what is required of them, by veyors may the sai(J act 0f the ]ast ress10n 0f parliament, and this present act; perform their ^ ^ jQ soch ^ ^ ^ an(J may be ,awfuj tQ as?d

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