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ment of such annuity or annuities accordingly; and from and immediately after the advancing of the monies for the purchase, or granting of such life annuity or annuities as aforesaid, into the hands of the treasurer or treasurers, to be appointed by the authority of this act, and the delivery of such order or orders for the payment of such annuity or annuities as aforesaid, such annuity or annuities shall stand, and be charged and- chargeable upon, and (hall be paid and payable out of the said monies, to arise from the said additional sums by this act charged upon the said fees, in such manner and form as, by such order or orders for payment thereof, shall be expressed or directed, and the fame (hall be free from ali taxes and deductions whatsoever.

V. And be it further enacted, That all and every the said Annuities annuity or annuities may be assigned by the person or persons assignable by

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entitled to the same, or his, her, or their executors, administrators, or assigns, by indorsement, upon the back of the said order or orders, to any person or persons whomsoever.

VI. And, for enabling the said commissioners to pay and Commifliondischarge the said annuity or annuities, be it enacted by the au- dischar^the^ thority aforesaid, That, from and after the passing of this act, annuities. & there (hall be paid, into the hands of the treasurer or treasurers

to be appointed by the authority of this act, for every summons which (hall be issued out of the said court, the sum of two-pence, and for every hearing in the said court, the sum of one penny, over and above the fees received, or to be received, by the clerks of the said court, for every such summons and hearing respectively, by virtue of, or under the authority of this or the said former act; which said additional sums, hereby charged upon the said several fees, shall from time to time be applied in payment of the said annuity or annuities so to be granted or ordered as above mentioned, and the arrears thereof, during and until the fame shall be fully paid off and discharged.

VII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That, from Additional and after the death of the person or persons, upon whose life or *umS added to lives such annuity or annuities shall be granted, and from and cta^oVthe after the discharging crs such annuity or annuities, and all ar- death of anrears thereof, the payment of the laid several additional sums of mutants, money, charged upon the said fees by virtue of this act as aforesaid, and each and every of them, shall cease and determine,

and shall be no longer paid or payable.

VIIL And be it further enacted, That the said commission- Commissioners, or any seven or more of them, at any general meeting or ers TMay con" meetings, to be held as by this act is directed, may, and are ^ hereby directed to contract with any person or persons for the court-house, building and finishing of the said court-house, and other con - &c. veniencies hereby authorized to be built, and such contract shall specify the particular works to be done, and rhe price-* to be paid for the fame, and the time or tunes when such works (hall be cornpleated, and the penalties to be paid or suffered in case of nonperformance thereof, and the lame (hall 6e executed by seven or more of the said commissioners, and also by the person

Commissioners to order payment of annuities, and all monies due for building.

For recovering money belonging to suitors ot' the court now in the hands of clerks, &c.

or persons contracting to perform such works respectively; and, previous to their entering into such contract, fourteen days notice at least shall be given, in one or more of the publick newspapers, circulated within the bills of mortality, expressing the intention of such contract, and the time and place of meeting of the commissioners to receive proposals for entering into the fame.

IX. And for the better regulating the payment of the said annuity or annuities * and o f the money which may be expended in the building and finisthig the said court-house and offices, be it further enacted, That the laid commissioners, or any seven or more of them, at any such general meeting or meetings as aforesaid, (hall (by warrant, in writing under their hands, directed to such person or persons as shall be chosen treasurer or treasurers by the authority of this act) order or direct the payment of the laid annuity or annuities, and also all such monies as shall be due and payable for the building and finishing of the said court-house and offices, to the person or persons intided to receive the fame respectively, as the fame (hall become due; and such treasurer or treasurers (hall, upon receipt of such warrant or warrants, forthwith pay the fame out of the monies which shall be in his or their hands as aforesaid, by virtue of, or under this act, and such warrants when paid shall be allowed in account to such treasurer or treasurers, upon the settling or auditing of his or their accounts with the said commissioners, in manner as directed by this act.

X. And whereas there ore in the hands of the present and former clerks of the said courts and of the representatives of clerks de ceased % divers and considerable f uns of money, ivhich were paid into the said court for the use of the suitors thereof, but have not yet been called for or claimed by the persons intitled to receive the fame, although the fame have been so paid in for the space ofstx years and upwards: and the said commissioners being desirous that the said money should be laid out and invested in some government security, that the fame may be forth-coming to the several suitors in the said court, who are entitled thereto, when they stall demand the fame respectively; be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said commissioners, or any seven or more of them, at any general meeting to be held after the passing of this act, to demand the monies so in the hands of any of the said present or former clerks of the said court, and also the said monies in the hands of or due from the representatives of any clerk of the said court who is deceased; and if, upon such demand, the same or the payment thereof (hall be refused, it shall be lawful for the said commissioners, or any seven or more of them, at any such general meeting, to sue for and recover the same by action or actions upon the cafe, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at Westminster ^ in the name of the treasurer or treasurers to be appointed by the authority of this act, in which action or actions it mall be sufficient for the said treasurer or. treasurers to declare that the defendant or defendants is or are

indebted indebted to such treasurer or treasurers, in the sum of money which (hall be so demanded of such defendant or defendants respectively, for so much had and received, for the use of the commissioners of the court of requests for the Toiver Hamlets; and if the plaintiff or plaintiffs shall recover in such action or actions, he or they shall be intitled to his dr their full costs, and shall have the like remedy for the same by law as plaintiffs have for recovery of costs in other cafes. >

XL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Bonds entered That upon payment or recovery of the monies which shall be ^erks^ and sued for, or due from the said clerks, or from the representative t^e-ir sureties, or representatives of any deceased clerk or clerks, in manner as to be delivered aforesaid, the bond or bonds which was or were eotereu into by UP a«d cansuch clerk or clerks, and their respective sureties, to the said ^J!^^^ commissioners, upon his or their being chosen such clerk or tne nandS cf clerks of the said court, shall be, and is and are hereby declared the said clerks to be void and of no effect, and (hall be delivered up to be can- is recovered, celled ; and such clerk and clerks, and the several other obligors or sureties in the said bonds mentioned respectively, (hall thereupon be fully and absolutely released and discharged from their said respective bonds or obligations, and of and from all claims and demands by the suitors, or any other person whatsoever, for or on account of the monies so recovered or paid as aforesaid.

XII. Provided always, and be it further enacted, That when Money now and so soon as the said monies, or any part thereof, lhall be in the handsrecovered as aforesaid, the said commissioners shall, and are belon^m* to" hereby required to lay out and invest the fame in three per the°iVutof$,° centum consolidated bank annuities, or in some other govern- ihall (when ment security, in the name os any three persons to be chosen, recovered) be by the said commissioners, or the major part of them, at any P!avferiimerit^ such general meeting, as trustees for that purpose j and such security?611 three trustees, and their successors, to be appointed as by this

act is directed, shall stand and be possessed of the same for the uses and purposes hereinafter mentioned.

XIII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, Tf the suitors That if any person or persons intitled to any of the money so demand their already paid into the said court upon the account aforesaid, and invest: which is directed to be laid out and invested in manner above- ccj treia_" mentioned, (hall at any time after the passing of this act: demand surer to pay the lame of the laid commissioners, or any three or more of it, and to fell them, when in court, the fame snail be a charge upon the ^ ^[^g*"?0^ said money so laid out and invested in manner as aforesaid ; and theTame^ ^ the said commissioners, or any three or more of them, (hall,

and are hereby required to order the money which (hall be. so demanded to be paid to the person or persons intitled to receive the fame, immediately after such demand (hall be made, and the same shall thereupon be p<jd to such person or persons accordingly, by the trealurer or treasurers appointed or chosen as aforesaid, from any sum or sums of money in his or their hands; and the (aid commissioners shall, and are hereby required to direct so much stock to be sold, as (hall be necessary

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to replace the same, from time to time, as the said commissioners shall think sit.

XIV. And os to all such money as Jhall or may be hereafter paid into the said court for or on account of the suitors thereof, (and which Jhall not be claimed and taken out of the said court, ivitbin the space of six years after the fame Jhall have been so paid in J be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the said commissioners shall, and are hereby required, at the expiration of the said six years next after such monies (hall have been so paid in as aforesaid, to lay out and invest the fame from time to time in the purchase of three per centum consolidated bank annuities, or some other government security, in the name of any three persons, to be chosen by the said commissioners, in manner as by this act is directed with respect to the said monies which have been already paid into the said court; and their successors to be in like manner chosen or appointed as trustees for that purpose; and if any person or persons irititled to any of the money which malj be so hereafter paid into the said court upon the account aforesaid, and which (hall not have been demanded until after the expiration of such six years, (hall at any time afterwards demand the fame of the said commissioners, or any three or more of them, when in court, the said commissioners, or any three or more of them, (hall, and are hereby required to order the money which shall be so demanded, to be paid to the person or persons intitled to receive the fame, immediately after such demand shall be made, and the same (hall thereupon be paid to such person or persons accordingly, by the said treasurer or treasurers, from any sum or sums of money in his or their hands; and the said commissioners (hall, and are hereby required to direct so much of the money, so to be laid out and invested after the expiration of such six years, to be fold, as shall be necessary to replace the same, from time to time, as the said commissioners (hall think fit, until the whole thereof (hall be so applied and disposed of; any thing in this or the said former act contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

XV. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the interest and dividends, as well of the said money already paid into the said court, and hereby authoT rized to be sued for and invested as aforesaid, as of all such other money as shall or may at any time hereafter be paid into the said court upon the account aforesaid, (and which shall be laid out and invested in any government security, at any time after the expiration of six years from the time of paying in the fame, as by this act is directed), or so much thereof as shall remain unclaimed by the said suitors of the said court, as aforesaid, ihall from time to time be paid and applied in repairing, and keeping in repair, the said court-house and offices hereby authorized to be built as aforesaid, and for insuring the same, and defraying all taxes and other expences attending the said court-house and offices, in such manner as they the said com> miflioneis, or the major part of them at any general meeting

or or meetings to be held-as by this act is directed, (hall from time to time judge neceflary for those purposes respectively. v 3£VL And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, in case the That when and as often as any one or more of the said three Trustees, in trustees in whom or in whose name the said monies (hall by ^hose names the authority of this act be Jaid out and invested respectively asl fhall^ep^aced aforesaid^ (hall happen to die, the.said commissioners, or any out at interest, seven or more of them, at any general meeting to be held as by sliall die, the this act is directed, shall, and are hereby required, by writing commissioners under their hands and seals, to appoint one other person or ^^^lnt persons to be a trustee or trustees, in the room of him or them so dying, and thereupon such new trustee or trustees (hall, together with the survivor or survivors of the said trustees first chosen, and their successors, stand and be possessed of the said monies, so placed out and invested, upon the trusts and for the purposes above-mentioned of and concerning the farrie^ and whenever any one of the said three trustees (hail happen td die, the first or original number of three lhalf from time to time be filled up in manner as aforesaid.

XVII. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, CornmifiioriThat the said commissioners^ at any general meeting to be held er[TM*r f^0^ as aforesaid, or the major part of them assembled at such meet- a rea ur r* ing, (hall and may, and are hereby required to elect and choose

cine or more person or persons to be treasurer or treasurers for the receipt of the said additional sums of money, hereby charged upon the several fees above particularly mentioned, and of all monies which shall, at any time after the passing of this act, be paid for or on account of the purchase of any annuity or annuities^ and other the purposes of this act j and the said treasurer or treasurers sliali continue in his or their office, until another shall be chosen in his or their room.

XVIII. And be it further enacted, that the clerks of the Cleribio acsaid court shall account to the said commissioners; or any seven countt°•the or more ot them,* once in every year, or ortener, if they mall for additional be required so to do by the said commissioners, or any seven or surhs to the more of them, at any such general meeting or meetings as sees,and for aforesaid, for all the said additional sums charged upon the said .monies Pai^.,. fees, and for all monies which (hall be so paid into the said the°suitors. Court as aforesaid; and lhall from time to time pay all the said

rhoriies, (except the sum of otle hundred pounds, which (hall always be left in the hands of the said clerks, to answer the claims of the said suitors), and the said additional sums upon the said fees, to the said treasurer or treasurers, whensoever they shall be required so to do by the said commissioners, at any such general meeting or meetings as aforesaid, or by any seven or more of them assembled at any such meeting or meetings.

XlXi And be it further enacted, That the said commission- Commissioners assembled at any such general meeting or meetings as afore- erstotake ser • 1 r J c /? n 1 A curity of the

said, or any seven or more ot them, (hall and may, and are treafurcr

hereby required to take sufficient security of such treasurer or treasurers so to be elected and chosen as aforesaid, by bond, or Vol. XXXII, Cc otherwise,

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