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or hereafter accepting a commission as colonel, lieutenant colonel, &c°rs above

major, or captain, in the militia, (hall, on or before the first day li^^an^to

of December, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-nine, or tranrmjt t'0

within six months after having accepted any such commission the clerk of

in future, transmit to the clerk of theapeace of the county in the the peace, on

militia whereof such officer (hall serve, a true description'of his ^^°^hQ

qualification for holding such commission as aforesaid, and also a next>

certificate of his having taken the oaths required; and the clerk or within six

of the peace (hall forthwith enter and inroll the fame, and also months after

shall transmit to the lieutenant of the said county, a true copy of a^c5Pting

ritn • *r r . J c C'a i .\ their commitevery such list and certificate so entered as atoretaid; and the sion^ a des_

lieutenant shall, (unless just cause be shewn to the contrary criptionof

within the same time by this act limited,) on receipt thereof, their qualisi

give notice to the officer or officers who shall not have been cer~ catlons> &c*

tified by the clerk of the peace to have entered his or their qua- J*ow l;eu" 1 r • 1 1 n 11 1 1 • c 1 tenant to pro

Jification, that he shall proceed to the appointment or other nt Ceed respectpersons to serve in the militia, if proper persons duly qualified in.g those offishall offer themselves for such service, in the room os such offi- cers who shall cers as shall, at the time or times above-mentioned, have omitted {^fje^ [heir* so to deliver in the said lists and certificates respectively; and qUaiiftcation8such lieutenant shall, and he is hereby required and directed to declare, in the London Gazette, within six weeks, the commission of such officer to be vacant, and shall proceed to such appointment accordingly: And that, for the better ascertaining the Accounttobe time of granting any such commissions, the said lieutenants (hall, J^^ecl m from time to time, cause to be inserted in the London Gazette, of^h/dates the dates of the commission, and names and rank of the officers, of the ne* together with the names of the officers in whose stead they are cornmisiions, so commissioned, in like manner as commissions in the army are Scc- and tne published from the war-office; and the said clerk or clerks of"ffi^3°who^i the peace shall, on or before the first day of December in every they succeed, year, transmit to one of his Majesty's principal secretaries of clerk of the state, in order that they may be laid before parliament, a true peaceto transcopy of all entries to be made and inrolled, and also an account mit' annually, of all returns so transmitted by him to the said lieutenants, to- secretaries of gether with the dates of the said entries and returns; and every state, to be such clerk of the peace being guilty of any neglect herein, shall laid before be liable to the same penalties as by the militia laws now in be- parliament, a ing are imposed on clerks of the peace for any neglect of entne^made duty, and returns

XI. And be it further enacted, That in cafe any person or by him transpersons shall take and receive of and from any man ballotted to mitte^ to the serve in the said militia, or of and from any person employed by jja^^&c" him for that purpose, any sum or sums of money for the pur- penairCon* pose of serving as a substitute in the militia, in the room of such persons who ballotted man as aforesaid, and shall afterwards neglect to appear shall receive at the usual meeting appointed for swearing the militiaman, or be- money t0 fore some one deputy lieutenant, in the manner and according l[^tes and to the directions of an act, made in the second year of his pre- shall neglect sent Majesty's reign, (intituled, An aft to explain, amend, and reduce to appear to

into oneatl of parliament\ the several laws now in being relating to be swoTM,a

6 , greeable to m act 2 Geo. 3. the raising and training the militia within that part of Great Britain called England J such person or persons so neglecting as aforesaid, upon conviction thereof before any justice of the peace, or before any deputy lieutenants at their said meeting, shall not only return the sum so by him taken and received, but shall forfeit and pay any sum not exceeding twenty shillings to be paid to the ballotted man, or to the poor of the parish, at the discretion of the justices or deputy lieutenants; and if such offender shall not immediately pay the sum so by him received, and the said penalty, he (hall be committed to the house of correction for the space of fourteen days. Commanding XII. And be it further enacted, That it shall and may be everycompa- ^aw^u^ f°r the captain, or other commanding officer of each ny or'miluia company of militia, to lay out, in the manner most advantageto lav out, to ous for the militia man under his command, the sum of one the molt ad- guinea, which, by the said recited act, passed in the second year vantage o Q^ t^e reig;n 0f hjS present Majesty, is directed to be paid to all each man un- .... ° . \ . , i- i •

<ier his com- rmlitia men, when the regiment, battalion, or independent command the pany, to which they belong, is ordered to be embodied, and guinea to march out of the county, and to every recruit who shall aftercntitled war^s jom tne regiment, battalion, or company, giving an acact a Geo. 3» count within three months, or as soon as desired, to the militia on receiving man so intitled to receive the said sum of one guinea, how such orders to money has been expended.

th^counf °f XIII. And whereas the deputy lieutenants, chief magistrates, and ut lieu jufliws of the peace, in several counties, cities, and places, where the tenants &c. militia have been raised, have, in some in fiances, proceeded to chuse by who have bah lot, and to swear iru militia men and substitutes for such respective lotted and _ counties, cities, and places, previous to the times at ivhich the fame sworn in rm- ought to have been done, pursuant to the provisions contained in the fore the^ime miHtia now in being; be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, appointed by That such proceedings of the said deputy lieutenants, chief malaw, are here- gistrates, and justices of the peace, are hereby declared valid and by indemnift- effectual, and the said deputy lieutenants, chief magistrates, and erocTedin^ss ju^'ces °f tne peace, are hereby respectively indemnified for such Seclaredvalid, their proceedings.

XIV. And whereas, by an aft made in the second year of the .reign dause inmi- °shtS Present Msesty, {intituled, An act to explain, amend, and Jitia act 2 reduce into one act of parliament, the several laws now in being Geo. 3; relating to the raising and training the militia within that part of Great Britain called England,) it is (amongjl other things) enacled, That in cafe any person shall be chosen by lot to serve in the militia, for any parish, tithing, or place, or parishes, titbings, or places, and such person shall be sworn and inroiled, or shall provide a fit person to serve as his substitute, who stall be sworn and inr oiled, the churchwarden or overseer, or churchwardens or overseers, of such parist, tithing, or place, /ball, within one month after the time of such swearing or inr oiling of the man so chosen by lot, or of the substitute respectively,pay to every such person so chosen by lot^ if the regiment or battalion, in ivhich he or his substitute shall serve, shall be then embodied* qny such sum of money, not exceeding five pounds x as three deputy Beu

tenantSy tenants j or two deputy lieutenants and one justice, or one deputy lieutenant and two justices, in whose presence such person Jhall be chosen by lot, stall adjudge U be, as near as may be, one half of the current price then paid for a volunteer in the county or riding where such person stall be so chosen by lot: And whereas by an aft, made in the ■eighteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, intituled, An act and 18 Geo» to amend and render more effectual the laws relating to the rais- 3* cap* 59* ing and training the militia within that part of Great Britain called England; and to establish certain regulations with respect to officers serving in the corps of fencible men directed to be raised in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other corps therein mentioned, it is (among/I other things) enafted, That at any meeting for any county, city, or town, whose militia stall be at that time on aftual service, it stall be lawful for any two or more os the deputy lieutenants, of such county, city, or town, or for any one deputy lieutenant, together with any one justice of the peace of such county, to have and exercise all the powers conferred by the therein (and herein) recited aft, with respeft to the militia, on any three deputy lieutenants, or any tivo deputy lieutenants together ivith any one justice of the peace, or any one deputy lieutenant together any two justices of the peace of any county at large; now, be it hereby enacted by the authority aforesaid, That in case any churchwarden or Everychurchoverseer of any parish, tithing, or place, or parishes, tithings, or warden, &c. places, (hall, after the passing of this act, refuse or neglect to pay ^u^t^a^^"0 to any person chosen by lot as aforesaid, who shali have been ?„y person ° sworn and inrolled, or who shall have provided a fit person to chosen by lot, serve as his substitute, who (hall have been sworn and inrolled, and sworn, or within one month after such swearing and inrollino;, such sum, *ho ^al1 -j .

j- c j 5 * r \ have provided

not exceeding five pounds, as two deputy lieutenants, or one a substitute deputy lieutenant and one justice of the peace of such county, such sum, not riding, city, or place, (hall adjudge to be as near as may be one exceeding 5/half of the current price then paid for a volunteer in the county as.lliaj! *?e af~ or riding where such person (hall be so chosen by lot, upon his deputy ]icuVC producing to such churchwarden or overseer an order for that tenants, &c. purpose, under the hands of two deputy lieutenants, or one de- to be halt the puty lieutenant and one justice of the peace of such county, Price riding, city, or place, the militia thereof then being embodied, fuantee^ ?J°~ and in actual service; then such churchwarden or overseer, so producing a refusing or neglecting, shall forfeit the sum of ten pounds, to be proper order levied by distress and sale of the goods and chatties of such for^that purchurchwarden or overseer, by warrant under the hand and seal of po(e^ any one justice of the peace of the county, riding, city, or place, ^J1 forfeit Where such churchwarden or overseer shall dwell, rendering the' overplus, (if any) on demand, after deducting the charges of such distress and sale, to such churchwarden or overseer; and Application one half of which sum shall be paid to the person so chosen by tuere°f» lot as aforesaid, in lieu of the sum ordered to be paid to him as aforesaid, and the other half thereof to the clerk of the regiment or battalion, to be added to the common stock.

XV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, So much of That so much of an act, passed in the last session of parliament, the militia

intituled, ?*Vlla^

lates to the half-pay of lieutenants and ensigns serving in the militia, Sic. repealed.

Persons intit-
]ed to half pay
not to forfeit
it whilst they
serve as lieu-
tenants, &c.
in the militia.

intituled, An acl to amend and render more effectualthe laws relating to the raising and training the militia within that part osGreat Britain called England; and to establish certain regulations with respeft to officers serving in the corps of(enable men dire tied to be raised in that part of Great Britain called Scotland, and certain other corps therein mentioned* as relates to the half-pay of lieutenants and ensigns serving in the militia, and the oath therein directed to be taken by them, be, and the same is hereby repealed.

XVI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person who is intitled to half-pay lhall be deemed or taken to forfeit or quit such half-pay during the time he snail serve as lieutenant, ensign, adjutant, quarter-master, or surgeon, in any regiment of militia, but that the same (hall nevertheless continue; and instead of the oath now appointed, such officer shall take the following oath:

New °aathc^r J ^- B. do swear, That I had not, between the cers'STrvino-* any P^ace or employment of profit, civil or

in the militia, military, under his Majejly, besides my allowance of half pay, as a reduced in late regiment of [or allowance as in late troop cf horse guards, or regiment of horse reduced,] save and except my pay as lieutenant, ensign, adjutant, quart er-master, or surgeon, [as the cafe may be,]/<?r serving in a regiment of militia.

And the taking of the said oath (hall be sufficient to intirle such person to receive his half-pay, or the said allowance, without taking any other oath; any thing in the said recited act, or any other law, statute, or usage, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Half-pay not XVII. Ani be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, to be forfeited fhat no person who is intitled to half-pay (hall be deemed or lieutenant5 a& ta^en t0 forfeit or quit such half-pay, during the time he shall &c. in the' serve as a lieutenant, ensign, adjutant, quarter-master, or surgefeocibles. on, in any regiment of fencible men, but that the'fame fliall

nevertheless continue; and instead of the oath now appointed,

such officer (hall take the following oath:

New oath for j A ft j0 fwear^ <sbat J had not, between the

cers (eTvinVin . ^ PIace or emPhmerit of profit, civil or

the f enables, military, under his majesty, besides my allowance of half pay, as a reduced in late regiment of [or allowance as in > late troop of horse guards, or regiment of horse reduced,] save and except my pay as a lieutenant, ensign, adjutant, quart er-master, or surgeon, [as the cafe may be,] for serving in a regiment of fencible men.

And the taking of the said oath shall be sufficient'to intitle such person to receive his half-pay, or the said allowance, without

taking taking any other oath; any thing in the said recited act, or any. other law, statute, or usage, to the contrary notwithstanding,

XVIII. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Serjeants on any person being a serjeant on the establishment of Chelsea Hos lhe ertaJ^!_stV

. ; ,r n to r 1 j 1 u • • merit of Ch'el

pital? at an allowance or twelve-pence a day, and being appoint- sea Horpjtai at ed to serve in any corps of fencible men, mall and may receive 1S. a day, the said allowance of twelve-pence a day, together with his pay being appointfrom the said corps of fencible men 5 any law, usage, or custom, ^ t0 itrv*m to the contrary notwithstanding ^11^^

XIX. And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the the said alclerk or clerks of the subdivision meetings (hall, after any sub- lowance, todivifion meeting hath been appointed, give reasonable notice in. Sefher vvitl1 writing, of the time and place appointed for the fame, to fhTsencibles. ■ every deputy lieutenant and justice of the peace who (hall be re- T^ ^' sident within the said subdivision; and also to the commanding c\er^s "?sub-' officer of the regiment, if on actual service, or, if not on actual division meetservice, to the.colonel thereof, an account of the days fixed for ings. receiving lists, ballotting and swearing in the men, of such subdivision; and shall, as soon as the men are sworn in, likewise

transmit to the commanding officer or colonel as aforesaid, a list, specifying the names., trades, and usual places of abode, of such men as are sworn, and, if substitutes, the names, trades,, and places of abode, of the principals in the room of whom they were sworn.

XX. And 'whereas? by an -aft? made in the second year of the reign. Recital ospar£ of his present Majesty•? intituled? An act to explain, amend, and re- °s the militia duce into one act of parliament, the several laws now in being ^atin^to 3" relating to the raising and training the militia within that part subdivision of Great Britain called England? it is enabled? That in the several meetings. counties? ridings? and places? v;here the militia has been? or shall be? raised* four subdivision meetings /hall? on the last Tuesday in May,

or on the last Tuesday in October, be appointed for the purposes of the said aft; and several directions? provisions? and penalties? are. contained in the said aft? respecting the ballotting? inroiling and providing substitutes? and for other purposesx to be, done at such sour subdivision meetings: and whereas subdivision meetings are likewise? by the said aft? dire ft ed to be held? upon seven days notice being giving, for piling up vacancies in the militia? and for other purpojes therein, mentioned? but doubts have arisen whether the several powers? pro-, visions? and penalties? in the said aft contained? can extend to enforce the orders made at any other subdivision meeting than at the sour that mav be appointed by the general meetings on the last Tuesday in May, or on the last Tuesday in October j be it therefore enacted by the autho- Evei7 person rity aforesaid, That in all cases where ballots are directed to be ruant^t^the^ taken by any of the laws relating to the militia, every person militia law?* chosen pursuant to the said acts, at any subdivision meeting acanysubdlthereby appointed, shall be inrolled, and every substitute provid- vision meel> , ed (hall subscribe his consent to serve, and shall serve in the said ^foiled*- a&d militia for the space of three years, and (hall be liable and sub- eve^TubstU ject to all the several directions, provisions, and penalties, in the tute subscribe

said herein-before recited act of the second pf his present Ma- his consestt to

n serve for ielty three years.

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