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ture, penalty, incapacity, or disability whatsoever incurred, or to be incurred, by any such neglect or omislion, such person or persons may plead the general issue, and, upon their defence, give this act, and the special matter, in evidence, upon any trial to be had thereupon.

CAP. XL.

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An act to repeal such part of an all, made in the loft session of par.

liament, as relates to the manner of discharging bonds given for the due exportation of certain goods from Great Britain to foreign parts; and to extend such part of the same a8l, as obliges the master of British or Irish ships, sailing from any of his Majesly's dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a manifeft of their cargoes to the British consul residing there, to the like velils failing into Den

mark, Norway, and Archangel. Preamble,

HEREAS by an ałt made in the last fillion of parliament, Geo. 3.c.41.

(intituled, An act to prevent the clandestine unshipping recited, from and receiving goods at sea on board vessels employed in the

East India company's service; for ascertaining the manner of discharging bonds given for the due exportation of certain goods from Great Britain to foreign parts; and to oblige the masters of British or Irish tips, sailing from any of his Majesty's dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a manifesto of their cargoes to the British consul residing there), it is amongst other things enacted, That 110 bond, given in pursuance of nriy act or acts of parliament, for the due and regular exportation of any goods, which are or may be prohibited to be wor11, or used, in Great Britain, or which are or may be intitled to any drawback, bounty, or premium, payable out of any money arising by the revenue of customs, upon exportation from this kingdom into foreign parts, shall be delivered up, cancelled, or difcharged, until certificates mall be produced of the exportation 10, and landing such goods at, the ports and places mentioned in such bond, or until proof be made upon oath in relation thureto, in such manner and form as in the said recitid aft is directed: and whereas it has been found very prejudicial to the trade of this kingdom, and in many cases impracticable for the exporters of such goods to obtain the certificates, Grid make the proof, in the manner required by the said aft; for remedy whereof, be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and

temporal, and conmons, in this present parliament assembled, and in part,

and by the authority of the same, That, from and after the sepealed.

passing of this act, such part of the said recited act, as requires certificates to be produced, and proof to be made, for the dircharge of any bonds entered into in this kingdom, for the due exportation of the goods therein mentioned to any foreign parts,

shall be, and the fame is hereby repealed. Part of the II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid,

aid act relat- That, from and after the twenty-fourth day of Fune, one thouing to the

sand leven hundred and seventy-eight, such part of the said reports in the

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cited act, as requires the master, commander, or other person Baltic, ex

tended to having the charge of any British or Irish ship or vessel, sailing

Denmark, etc. from Great Britain or Ireland, or any other part of his Majesty's dominions, to any port or place in the Baltic, to deliver to the British coniul residing there, or to such other person or persons as shall be appointed for that purpose by him, a true manifest, in writing, upon oath, specifying the particulars of the whole cargo of such ship or vessel, with the marks and numbers of the package containing the same, hall extend, and be construed to extend, to such British or Irish ships or vesels, as shall fail from Great Britain or Ireland, or any other part of his Majesty's dominions, to any of the ports of Denmark, Norway, and Archangel, in the saine manner, and under the same restrictions, in all refpects, as is and are directed and required by the said recited act, with regard to such vessels failing to any port or place in the Baltic.

CAP. XLI.
An act for uniting the free grammar school of James king of England,

within the town of Henley upon Thames, in the county of Oxford, with
the charity school founded in the same town by dame Elizabeth Periam,
widow; and for the better regulation and management of the said en.
dowments.

Preamble, reciting letters patent of King James I. and the will of William Gravett. Dame Elizabeth Periain's foundation of a charity school. The present annual income of the two schools. Present governors of the free grammar school; and of dame Elizabeth Periam's, Inconveniencies attending the present eltablishment. The two charities consolidated, and united together. The title chereof, The governors of both schools united together as truitees for the new establishment; who are to be a body corporate : their name and powers. Estates and effects of both schools velted in the trustees: who are impowered to dispole of the same for the purposes of this act. Expinces of this act to be first' paid. To promote and facilitate the sale and exchange of the estates, purchasers are to hold the lands, discharged from all ules, truits, etc. Trustees authorised to grant building or repairing leales for long terms of years, without taking fines, etc. Masters, uthers, and assistants, to be appointed by the truitees; who are to allow them falaries. Trustees to direct how inany boys ihall be admitted, etc. and may make bye-laws; to be allowed by the bishop of Oxford. Trustees, on doubts in the contruction of any rule or bye law, etc. may apply in a summary way to the court of chancery. Surplus muney to be placed out at interest. Power to difpore of the surplus monty. When truitees die, or refuse to act, new ones to be chosen. Each truitee Mall be accountable only for his own act and deed. Trultees to reinburse themselves their expences in executing this act. Publick act. General saving.

CAP. XLII.
An act to enable the corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond to

establish and maintain a light-house on the rocks called The Smalls, in

Saint George's Channel. Preamble. Act 8 Eliz. recited. Letters patent of 36 Eliz. recited. After a light thall be placed in a light house on one of the rocks called The Smalls, duties may be collected by the master, etc. of Trinity House. The duties. Duties to be paid by the masters of vessels. All customers, etc. to take care that these duties are paid. Exemptions from the duties. The

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CA P. XLIII.
An act to repeal an aci, pafled in the last session of parliament, for the re-

covery of finall debts, within the several parishes of Surfleet, Gulberton,
Quadring, Donnington, Bicker, Swinemead, Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algar.
kirke, Fordike, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton, and Brothertoft, within
the hundred of Kiiton, and county of Lincoln.

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CA P. XLIV.
An aê for building a stone bridge across the river Tyne, opposite the town

of Hexham, in the county of Northumberland, and for making proper
roads and avenues to and from the same.

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C. A P. XLV.
An act to continue the several laws therein mentioned, relating to the

allowance upon the exportation of British-made gunpowder; to the
further encouraging the manufacture of British fail cloth and to the
duties payable on foreign fail cloth; to the granting á liberty to carry
sugars of the growth, produce, or manufaliure, of any of his Ma-
jelly's sugar colonies, diretly to foreign parts, in jhips built in
Great Britain, and navigated according to law ; to the further
punishment of persons going armed or disguised, in defiance of the
laws of customs or excise; to the prohibiting ihe importation of light
filver coin of this realm from foreign countries into Great Britain
or Ireland, and to restrain the tender thereof beyond a certain fum;
to the granting a bounty upon flax-feed imported into Ireland; to
the better regulating of pilots for the conducting of ships and vessels
from Dover, Deal, and Ise of Thanet; and to revive and con-
tinue so much of an all, made in the sixteenth year of his present
Majesly's reign, as relates to allowing the exportation of certain
quantities of wheat, and other articles, to his Majesty's Jugar colo-
nies in America.

HEREAS, the laws herein-after mentioned have, by exPreamble.

perience, been found 21seful and beneficial, and are near expir ing; may it therefore pleale your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, by, and with the advice and consent of the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, in this present parliament affembied, and by the

authority of the same, That an act, made in the fourth year of Act 4 Geo. z. for granting the reign of his late majesty King George the Second, (intituled, an allowance Anaet for granting an allowance upon the exportation of British-made on exportation gunpowder,) which was to continue in force for five years, from

the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and powder,

thirty-cne, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which, by several subsequent acts, made in the tenth, fixteenth, twenty-fourth, and thirty-first years of his faid Majesty's reign, and the fourth and twelfth years of his present Mlajesty's reign, was further continued until the twenty-ninth

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day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight, and froin thence to the end of the then next session of parliae further conti. ment, thall be, and the fame is hereby further continued, from nued till Sept. the expiration thereof, until the twenty-ninth day of September, 29, 1785, etc. one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and from thence to the end of the then next felfion of parliament.

II. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Act 9 Geo. .. an act, made in the ninth year of the reign of his late majesty for encouragKing George the Second, (intituled, An all for further encouraging nufacture of and regulating the manufakture of British fail cloth, and for the more Bririth fail effi Etual securing the duties now payable on foreign fail cloth imported cloth, into this kingdom,) which was to continue in force from the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-six, for the term of five years, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which, by seven ral subsequent acts, made in the thirteenth, twenty-fourth, and thirty-firit years of his said Majesty's reign, and the fourth and twelfth years of his present Majesty's reign, was further continued until the twenty. ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and from thence to the end of the then next feffion of parliament, shall be, and the fame is hereby further contifurther continued, from the expiration thereof, until the twenty- nued till Sept. ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 29,1785, etc. five, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament,

III. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That A&t 12 Geo. 2. an act, made in the twelfth year of the reign of his late majesty granring a King George the Second, (intituled, An ači for granting a liberty liberty to to carry sugars, of the growth, produce, or manufacture, of any of from the sugar bis Mojejly's fugir colonies in America, from the said colonies directly colonies to to. to foreign parts, in sips built in Great Britain, and navigated ac- reign parts, cording to law,) which was to continue in force for five years, from the twenty-ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-nine, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which, hy several subse. quent acts, made in the seventeenth, twenty-fourth, and thirtyfirst

years of his said Majesty's reign, and the fourth and twelfth years of his present Majesty's reign, was further continued until the twenty-ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and from thence to the end of the then next seifion of parliament, shall be, and the fame is hereby further further conti. continued, froin the expiration thereof, until the twenty-ninth nued till Sept. day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, 29, 1785, etc. and from thence to the end of the then next session of parlia

IV. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Part of an act so much of an act, made in the nineteenth year of the reign of 19 Gev. 2.-for his late majesty King George the Second, (intituled, An act for punishing perthe further punishment of persons going armed or disguised, in defiance fous going of the laws of customs or excise, and for indemnifying offenders against guised, in de those laws, upon the terms therein mentioned, and for the relief of hance of excise F 4

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Anno decimo octavo GEORGII III. c. 45. [1778. oficers of the customs in informations upon seizures,) as relates to the further punishment of persons going armed er disguised, in defiance of the laws of customs or excise, and to the relief of officers of the customs in informations upon seizures, which was to continue in force for seven years, from the twenty-fourth day of July, one thousand seven hundred and forty-fix, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which, by several fubsequent acts, of the twenty-sixth and thirtysecond years of the reign of his said late Majesty, and the fourth and eleventh years of the reign of his present Majesty, was further continued until the twenty-ninth day of September, one

thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and from thence to further conti. the end of the then next session of parliament, shall be, and the nued till Sept. fame is hereby further continued, from the expiration thereof, 36, 1785, etc. until the twenty-ninth day of September, one thousand leven

hundred and eighty-five, and fro thence to the end of the then

next session of parliament. Act 14 Geo. 1.

V. And be it further cnacled by the authority aforesaid, That to prohibit the an act, made in the fourteenth year of the reign of his prefent importation of Majesty, (intituled; An ałt to prohibit the importation of light silver light filter

coin of this realm from foreign countries into Great Britain or Ilecoin, etc.

land, and to restrain the tender thereof beyond a certain sum,) which. was to continue in force until the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-six, and froin thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which by another act, inade in the sixteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, was continued until the first day of May, one thousand leven

hundred and seventy-eight, and from thence to the end of the further conti- then next session of parliament, thall be, and the same is hereby nued til May further continued, from the expiration thereof, until the first day 1, 1783, eic.

of May, one thousand seven hundred and eighiy-three, and tiom

thence to the end of the then next seflion of parliament. Part of an act

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Geo.

so much of an act, rnade in the fifteenth year of the reign of his relating to a present Majesty, (intituled, in alt for aliowing the cloihing and bounry on

accoutrements necessary for his Majc/ly's forces, paid out of his Majeflúx-secdim.

sty's revenues arising in the kingdom of Ireland, to be exported from ported into Ireland;

thence to the placei where such forces are ordered to serve ; and for granting a bounty upon flax-feed imported into Ireland, for a limited time,) as relates to the granting a bounty upon flax-seed imported into Ireland for a limited time, which was to continue in force for two years from the first day of January, one thoutand seven

hundred and seventy-six, and froin thence to the end of the then and an act of next session of parliament; and also another act, made in the 16 Geo. 3.

sixteenth year of the reign of his present Majesiy, (intituled, An granting a si. milar bounty,

aft for granting a bounty upon flax-Jeed, the growth of the United Provinces, or of the Austrian Netherlands, imported into Ireland, for a limited time,) which was to continue in force for two years,

from the first day of January, one thousand seven hundred and further conti. seventy-six, and froin thence to the end of the then next sellion nued for two of parliament, thall be, and the same are hereby further contiyears.

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