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ture, penalty, incapacity, or disability whatsoever incurred, or to be incurred, by any such neglect or omission, 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.

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C A P. XL.

An acl to repeal such part of an acl, made in the lost session os 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 fame acl, as obliges the master ^British or Irish ships ^ failing from any of his Majesty's dominions into the Baltic, to deliver a manifest of their cargoes to the British consul residing there, to the like vessels failing 'into Denmark, Norway, and Archangel.

WHEREAS by an aft made in the last session of parliament, (intituled^ An act to prevent the clandestine unshipping 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 (hips, 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 enacled, That no bond, given in pursuance os at.y acl or acls of parliament, for the due and regular exportation of any goods, which are or may be prohibited to be worn, or used, in Great Britain, or which are or may be intitled to any drazvback, bounty, or premium, payable out of any money arising by the revenue of customs, upon exportation from this kingdom into foreign parts, stall be delivered up, cancelled, or discharged, until certificates shall be produced of the exportation to, and landing such goods at, the ports and places mentioned in such bond, or vntil proof be made upon oath in relation tlnreto, in such manner and. form as in the said recited aft is directed: and whereas it has been found very prejudicial to the trade of this kingdom, and in many cafes impracticable for the exporters of such goods to obtain the certificates r Grid make the proof, in the manner required by the said a el; for remedy whereof, be it enacted by the King's most excellent majesty, bv 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 passing of this act, such part os the said recited act, as requires certificates to be produced, arid proof to be made, for the discharge of any bonds entered into in this kingdom, for the due exportation of the goods therein mentioned to any foreign parts, (hall be, and the fame is hereby repealed.

II. And be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid, That, from and after the twenty-fourth day of June, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, such part of the said recited cited act, as requires the master, commander, or other person Baltic, exhaving the charge of any British or Irijh (hip or-vessel, sailing J5nded ti} From Great Britain or or any other part of his Majesty's ^eslmark>etc'

dominions, to any port or place in the Baltic*, to deliver to the Britijh consul residing there, or so such other peison or persons as shall be appointed tor that purpose by him, a true manifest, in writing, upon oath, specifying the particulars of the whole cargo of such (hip or vessel, with the marks and numbers of the 'package containing the fame, shall extend, and be construed to extend, to such British or Irijh (hips or vessels, as shall sail from Great Britain or Ireland^ or any other part of his Majesty's dominions, to any of the ports of Denmark, Norway^ and Archangels in the fame manner, and under the fame restrictions, in all respects, as is and are directed and required by the said recited act, with regard to such vessels sailing to any port or place in the Baltic.

C A P. 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, witli the charity school founded in the fame to^n by dame Elizabeth Periam, widow; and for the better regulation and management of the said endowments.

Preamble, reciting letters patent of King James I. and the wiU of William Gravett. Dame Elizabeth Periam's foundation of a charity school. The present annual income of the two schools. Present governors of the free grammar school j and of dame Elizabeth Periam's, lnconveniencies attending the presenr establishment. The two charities consolidated, and united together. The ride thereof, The governors of both schools united together as trustees for the new establishment; who are to be a body corporate: their name and powers. Estates and effecls of both schools vested in the trustees: who are impowered to dispole of the fame for the purposes of this act. Exphices 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 uses, trusts, etc. Trustees authorised to grant building or repairing leases for long terms of years, without taking fines, etc. Masters, ushers, and assistants, to be appointed by £he trustees; who are to allow them salaries. Trustees to direct: how many boys shall be admitted, etc. and may make bye-laws; to be allowed by the bishop of Oxford. Trustees, on doubts in the construction of .any rule or bye law, etc. may apply in a summary way to the court of chancery. Surplus money*to be placed out at interest. Power to dispose of the surplus money. When trustees die, or refuse to act, new ones to be chosen. Each trustee stiall be accountable only for his own act and deed. Trustees to reimburse 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 establisli and maintam 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 (hall 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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grant of the rocks to Mr. Philips, by letters patent, declared void- The rocks verted in the corporation or Trinity House, subject to a yearly rent of 5I. payable to his Majeity. Limitation ot actions. General issue. Treble coits. Publick act.

CAP. XLIII.

An act to repeal an act, passed in the last session of parliament, for the recovery of small debts, within the several parishes of Swfleet, Gofbertcn, Quad ring, Donnington, Bicker, Swinefliead, Wigtoft, Suuerron, Algarkit ke, Foldike, Kirton, Frampton, Wiberton, and Brothertoft, within the hundred oi Kii ton, and county of Lincoln.

CAP. XLIV.

An act 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 fume.

C A P. XLV.

An acl to continue the several laws therein mentioned, relating to* the allowance upon the exportation oj"British-made gunpowder to the further encouraging the manufacture ^British sail cloth and to the duties payable on foreign fall cloth; to the granting a liberty to carry sugars of the growths produce* or manufacture, oj any of his Majesty's sugar colonies, direstly 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 the importation of light stiver coin of this realm from foreign countries info Great Britain or Ireland, and to restrain the tender thereof beyond a certain sum; 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 Isle of Thanet; and to revive and continue so much of an acl, made in the sixteenth year os his present Majesty*s reign, as relates to allowing the exportation of certain quantities of wheat, and other articles, to his Majesty's sugar colonies in America.

WHER F, AS, the laws herein-after mentioned have, by experience, been found useful and beneficial, and are near expir ing; may h therefore please your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Kind's 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 Act Geo i authority of the fame, That an act, made in the fourth year of for granting the re'gn nis *ate TM*)eRy King George the Second, (intituled, an allowance An acl for granting an allowance upon the exportation of British-made on exportation gunpowder,) which was to'continue in forc^ for five years, from °f ^de "un twenty-f°urtn ^ay °f June-> one thousand seven hundred and

powder0"' thirty-cne, and from thence to the end >of the then next session 9 of parliament; and which, by several subsequent acts, made in the tenth, sixteenth, twenty-fourth, and thirty-first years of his said Majesty's reign, and the fourth andtwelfth years of his present Majesty's reign, was further continued until the twenty-ninth

day day of September, one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight,

and from thence to the end of the then next session of pacha- further conti

ment, shall be, and the same is hereby further continued, from nued till Sept.

the expiration thereof, until the twenty-ninth day of September, 19> 1785* etc*

one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and from thence to

the end of the then next selfion of parliament.

H. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Af^Geo. *. an act, made ip the ninth year of the reign of his late majesty forencouragJrCing George the Second, (intituled, An acl for further encouraging ^actureof and regulating the manufacture of'British sail cloth, and for the more British sail efstftualsecuring 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 j and which, by several subsequent acts, made in the thirteenth, twenty-fourth, and thirty-first yeais 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 session of parliament, ssiall be, and the fame is hereby further contifurther continued, from the expiration thereof, until the twenty- m>ed till Sept, ninth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty- 29> *785> etc* five, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

III. And be itfurther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That Act nGeo.t, an act, made in the twelfth year ot the reign of his late majesty graming a King George the Second, (intituled, An afl for granting a liberty ,lherty to

10 carry sugars, o f the growth, produce, or manufacture, of any ^ from the fa^ar his Majejlys jugor colonies in America, from the said colonies direclly colonies to to. to foreign parts, in Jhips built in Great Britain, and navigated ac- reign parts, cording to law,) which was to continue in force for rive 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, by several subsequent 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-eighr, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament, ssiall be, and the same is hereby further furtherconticontinued, from the expiration thereof, until the twenty-ninth nued till Sept. day of September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, *9> l7*s>ttc* ajid from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

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 Geo. for his late majesty King George the Second, (intituled, An afi for punishingperthe further punishment of persons going armed or disguised, in defiance TMTM*dov dis of the laws of cujhms or excise, and for indemnifying offenders against guised, in del those laws) upon the terms therein mentioned > and for the relief offianceofexcise

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further continued till Sept *6, 1785, etc.

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officers of the customs in informations upon seizures,) as relates to the further punishment of persons going armed or disguised, in defiance 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-six, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which, by several subsequent 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 the end of the then next session of parliament,shall be, and the same is hereby further continued, from the expiration thereof, until the twenty-ninth day of 'September, one thousand seven hundred and eighty-five, and from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament.

V. And be it further cnacled by the authority aforesaid, That • topVohibftThe an ac% made in the fourteenth year of the ieign of. his present importation of Majesty, (intituled-, An aft to prohibit the importation of light silver light si her £0m 0f this realm from foreign countries into Great Britain or I/eland, 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 from thence to the end of the then next session of parliament; and which by another act, made in the sixteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, w,as continued until the first day of May, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, and from thence to the end os the then next session os parliament, (hall be, and the same is hereby further continued, from the expiration thereof, until the first day of May^ one thousand seven hundred and eighty-three, and horn thence to the end of the then next session ot parliament.

VI. And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That so much of an act, made in the fifteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, (intituled, An aft for allowing the clothing and accoutrements necessary for his Maj efly's forces, paid cut of his Majeflys revenues arising in the kingdom ^/Ireland, to be exported from thence to the place s where such foices 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-feed 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 seventy-six, and from thence to the end os the then next session of parliament; and also another adt, made in the sixteenth year of the reign of his present Majesty, (intituled, An aft for granting a bounty upon flax-feed, 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 from thence to the end of the then next session nued for two of parliament, shall be, and the lame are hereby further contiyears. HUed,

further confirmed tili May 1, 1783, etc.

Pa^ of an act J 5 Geo. 3 relating to a hourly on flax-seed imported into Ireland 3

and an act of 16 Geo. 3. granting a similar bounty,

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