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visiqn, city, town, place, or liberty, the body of any person being

in the said prison as aforesaid, with the warrant or warrants of

his or her detainer, together with a copy or copies of the caule

or causes which he, she, or.they, js or are charged with in any

such gaol or prison as aforesaid, at the time aforesaid; for which

copy or copies of cause or causes, such prisoner shall apply to the

said gaoler or keeper of such prison* or to the clerk of the papers,

or other person who shail make Out and transcribe the same, ac

least six days before the time of his or her discharge; and such

prisoner shall pay for the same the sum of two millings, and no

more, for making out, transcribing, and signing the same;

which warrant os every such justice or justices, every such sheriff

and sheriffs, gaoler or keeper, is and are hereby commanded to

obey.

VII. And be it also enacted, That the Copy of evefy schedule Schedule of which shall be left with any such justice or justices, shall, within the prisoners ten days after the fame shall be so left, be transmitted by the estate fb<J justice or justices, with whom the fame shall be so left, to the■ [^c^rkof clerk of the peace, town clerk, or other officer acting as clerk of the peace; the peace for the county, riding, division, city, town, place, or

liberty, in which the fame shall have been so left, there to remain and be inspected, from time to time, as occasion shall re- for inspection quire, by any creditor of ^ny such prisoner who (hall desire to os creditors, inspect the same.

VIII. And be it also enacted, That every such Justice or Any justice, justices who shall refuse or omit, for the space of ten days,' to omitting for transmit the copy of the schedule, so Test with him as aforesaid, ten day$ tQ to the clerk of the peace, town clerk, or other officer acting as co^ofthe clerk of the peace, for the county, riding, division, city* town,- schedule to place, or liberty, in which the fame shall have been so left, shall, the clerk of for every such offence, forfeit and pay the sum, of ten pounds; tne peace, etc0 which shall and may be sued for and recovered in any of his f°ri:eit Majesty's courts of record at IVeflndnJler^ by action of debt, to- % gether with costs of suit., in the name of any person who shall prosecute for the same; and one moiety of which money forfeited mall4 when recovered, go to the party who prosecutes for the

fame, and the other moiety thereof to the poor of the parish in which the offence shall be committed.

IX. And be it further enacted, That all and every prisoner Prisoners inand prisoners, who shall intend to petition to be discharged un- tending to peder this act* as aforesaid, shall first cause publick notice to be ^tion ror the,^ inserted in three several London Gazettes, previous to such gene- t0 give prevU ral quarter session or general session, or the adjournment thereof, ous notice

at which the said prisoner or prisoners (hall apply to be discharged thsice in th« From any gaol in London, or within the weekly bills of mortality; Ga2ette> etcand if such prisoner (hall be in custody in any gaol out of London, or the weekly bills of mortality, then also in some newspaper, which shalt be published in or near the county, riding, division, city, town, liberty, or place, in the gaol whereof he or sne (hall be so in custody j containing the name, trade, and occupation, Contents o£ arid two last places of abode, if so many, of every such prisoner tij« notice, and prisoners, and the prison wherein he* she, or they, is or are

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confined, and of his, her, or their intention to take the benefit of this act; and mentioning such notice in each Gazette or newspaper, to be the first, second,jar-third notice, according to ad. to be paid the time of publishing each of such notices; and for the inserting ^asehtuTefo- °^ eac-k °^ wllicil %veral notices in the said Gazette, or in tkcs.inS n°" any otner newspaper, there shall be paid, each time, by every such prisoner, two-pence, and no more: the first of which said

yTMen ns°^"S notices (hall be so inserted in the said Gazette, or in the said other to be inserted. r , r . '. . n

newipapers, as the cafe may require, twenty-one days at least,

and the last of the said notices six days at least before any such first or second general quarter session, or general session, or adjournment thereof, shall be held as aforesaid; so that as well all the creditors who have not charged the said prisoner or prisoners in custody, as those creditors who have charged such prisoner or prisoners in execution, or on mesne process, r^z^tte^o or otnervvife> may nave sufficient notice thereof; and the printer keep^an^pha- °^ ^ucn Gazette is hereby required to keep a book, and enter betical Hit, therein an alphabetical list of the names of prisoners advertising etc. and intending to take the benefit of this act, and the names of

the different prisons in which they are confined.

X. And, to the intent that all creditors may have full and sufficient time to consider the matters and things contained in the schedule .or schedules intended to be delivered in by any debtor or debtors, be it Every debtor further enacted, That every such debtor, when he or she shall to deliver a ^ (according to the directions of this act) publish the first notice ett^te^o the " °^ an intentlon t0 petition for his or her discharge, he or she shall,, gaoler, and to in such notice, declare, that the schedule, containing his or her declare the intended discovery of his or her real and personal estate, (to be samein hisfirst fworn t0 \n manner as by this act directed) is lodged in the notice, etc. }ianc]s 0f the gaoler or keeper, or the deputy of such gaoler or keeper, of the prison wherein any such prisoner shall be confined; and every such prisoner is hereby directed and required to deliver such schedule to such gaoler, keeper, or deputy, as the cafe may be, before he shall publish such first notice as On neglect aforesaid, signed by his or her own christian and surname; to thereof, to be De attested by any such gaoler, keeper, or deputy; and remanded -n care anv prisoner shall neglect or refuse to deliver one such back to prison. scheduIe t0 fuch gaoler, keeper, or deputy, prior to such his first notice to be given as aforesaid, he or (he, upon due proof made of such neglect to the satisfaction of the court to which such prisoner shall make application for his discharge, shall be reGaoler to at- manded back to prison, there to remain till he or she shall have test- the pii- complied with the directions aforesaid: and every such gaoler, soner's figna- keeper, or deputy, is hereby directed and required to attest the sched^le^and signature of the prisoner's name to such schedule, and to receive givchiraadu- the same into his custody and charge, giving a duplicate thereof plicate there- to every such prisoner, with an acknowledgement of his having of} received the original; and he is hereby further required to de

«nd also to liver a true copy of any such schedule, signed by himself, upon give a copy to reqUest made to him by any creditor for that purpose, in writwhoreuests ing> nacl1 co^ t0 bc deIivered t0 t,ie creditor himself, or to it. °re<1 such person as he shall appoint to receive the same, within three

-days days after demand made, on payment for each schedule after the

rate of sixpence per sheet, each sheet-to contain seventy-two

words; and so in proportion for any Jess number of words;

and in cafe such creditor shall only search or examine

such schedule, then such creditors shall pay for every such search

and examination the sum os one shilling: and if any such Gaoler, etc.

gaoler, keeper, or deputy, shall neglect or refuse to conform to ^^f^'to

the directions hereby given him respecting such schedule, everv 0s ei 20 *

such gaoler, keeper, or deputy, so offending, /hall forfeit and

pay the sum of twenty pounds, to any person who {hall sue for

and recover the same, in any of his Majesty's courts of record at

Westminster, by action of debt.

XI. And be it further enacted, That the notices to be given by every prisoner, in manner directed by this act, shall be" to the effect following j viz*

I[insert the name, trade, occupation, Form of pri* and two last places of abode, if so many] now confined in loncr'S notice,

[insert the name of the prison and county,] do hereby give this publick notice, being [insert the firsts second, or third, as the cafe may be,] that I do intend to take the benefit os an ael, passed in the eighteenth year of his present Majesty's r/tgn, {intituled, An act for the relief of insolvent debtors; and for the relief of bankrupts, in certain cafes) \ [and if it be the first notice, then add] and I do hereby give notice, that a true nnd perfect schedule, containing a discovery of all my real and personal estate* hereafter to be sworn to, is now ready to be delivered to any creditor applying for the fame, in manner aforesaid, to the gaoler or keeper, or his deputy, of [insert the name

of the prison wherein such prisoner shall be confined, and the county in which it is situate:]

And every such notice shall be signed by the prisoner, and Notice to he countersigned by the gaoler or keeper, or deputy of such gaoler ngneci hy the or keeper, of the prison wherein such prisoner (hall be confined. Pnsolier*esc*

XII. And be it further enacted, That every such prisoner as Prisoner being aforesaid, who, in pursuance of any such wan ant as aforesaid, brought into shall be brought to the general quarter session, or any adjourn- a/-'d r

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merit thereof, shall, in cale it shall be proved upon oath, or by notices provproducing the said three Gazettes and newspapers before men- ed>etc. tioned to the said justices, at any such session, or the adjournment thereof, that such notices were inserted in the London Gazette, and other newspapers, were required, in manner as hereinbefore is directed, and that the person or persons so petitioning was or were actually a prisoner or prisoners on the said twentyeighth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and seventyeight, or since, in the gaol or prison in which his, her, or their name or names is or are specified in the list of prisoners there delivered in at any such first or second session, or any adjournment thereof, as aforesaid, in pursuance of this act, (hall, in open ^hedules f* % court, at the said general quarter session, or general session, or Restate?

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any adjournment thereof, subscribe and deliver in a true schedule or account of all his or her real estate, either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy; and also of the whole of his or her personal estate, which he or (he, or any person or persons in trust for him or her, or for his or her use, benefit, or advantage, is or are seised of, interested in, or intitled to, or wa§ or were in his or her possession, at any time since his or her commitment to prison, with the names of his or her several debtors, and where they respectively live, or may be met with; and the several sums of money from them respectively owing, and how the same respectively became due, and are secured and if by mortgage, specialty, contract, note, or other writing, then the name and names and places of abode of the several witnesses who can prove such debts or contracts, (if there be any such), and shall also make oath and swear to the effect following; (that is to fay:)

Prisoner's oath on deli

IA. B. upon my corporal 'oath, in the presence os Almighty God* do solemnly siv ear, protest, and declare. That on the twenty-eighth in ttie day of January, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eight, 1 was C U e* a prisoner, or else [as the cafe may be] that since the said twentyeighth day os January, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eights 1 have surrendered, or have been committed to the prison os in discharge os rnybail, or for want of bail, [as the cafe shall be] j and that I was actually ar res ed, and in the custody os an officer, before the said tiventy-eighth day of January, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-eights in the action or suit, actions or suits, in which I surrendered^ or was committed as aforesaid, to the said gaol or prison os ' and that I have, ever finee my said

surrender or commitment, continued a prisoner within the prison of in the aftual custody of the gaoler or keeper of the said prison of or within the liberties

thereof, at the suit of and without any

fraud or colluston whatsoever; and that the schedule now delivered by 'me, and subscribed, doth contain,sto the beft of my knowledge, remembrance, and belief, a full, just, true, and perfect account and discovery of all the goods, effects, and estates, real and personal, either in possession, reversion, remainder, or expectancy, which I, or any person in trust for me, or for my benefit or advantage, are seised or possessed os interested in, or intitled to, or was or were in my possession at any time since my commitment to prison and of all debts as are to me owing, or to any person or persons in trust for me and of all the securities and contracts whereby any money now is, or will, or may hereafter become payable-, or any beneft or advantage may accrue to me, or to my ufey or to any person or persons in trust for me \ and the navies and places of abode of the several persons from whom such debts are due and oiving; and of the witnesses that can prove such debts or contracts, [if any such there be] ; and that neither I, nor any other p&rjon or persons in frujl for me, or for my use, have any lands, money,stock, or any est ate y . , real or personal, in possession, reversion, or remainder, or expectancy^

ether than what are in the said schedule contained^ except wearing ap9' '-t>a?*s\ par el, and bedding for myself and family % working tools, and necessary implements for my occupation and calling, together with a sum of money not exceeding forty- shillings, and these in the whole not exceeding the value of twenty pounds; and that I have not, nor any body for me hath, directly or indirectly, fold, lessened, or otherivise conveyed, disposed of in trusts or concealed, all or any part of my hinds, money, goods, chattels, flock,, debts, securities, contrasts, or efiate, real or personal, whereby to secure the same? or to receive or expeel any profit or advantage thereof, or with intent to defraud or deceive any creditor or creditors Jo whom I am or was indebted in any-wife howsoever.

So help me GOD.

And the said schedule and oath (hail be, by every such prisoner. Schedule and subscribed in the presence of the justices in open session os the oath to be subpeace, as hereby is directed, and shall be kept by, and remain lenbedm the vj\th% the clerk of the peace, town clerk, or other officer acting l^deed^irh as, clerk of the peace, for the county, city, liberty, division, town, tjie cjer^ for or place, where the fame shall be subscribed and. taken, for th& the examinabetter information of all the creditors of such prisoner who mall tlon ot credidefire, or may have occasion* to resort thereto; and every such t0lS* creditor (hall be at liberty, at seasonable times in the day-time^ to peruse and examine the same.

XIII. And be it further enacted, That the justices; within. Coilrt at the their respective jurisdictions, at any such general quarter session, reqn^n- os a or general session, or adjournment thereof, at the request of any creditor, may creditor or creditors of any such prisoner, are hereby authorised exam'ne Saol~ to cause the deputy warden and marshal of the Fleet and King's ^t^Q' °a Bench prison, and any other under officer, tipstaff, and turnkey 0/ any gaol or prison, and any other person, to come before them?'and to examine them respectively on oath, touching a^ny of the matters contained in any of the oaths prescribed by this act to be taken, and the truth thereof; and if the oath, which Theprifoner's (hall have been taken in open court by any prisoner or prisoners oath *}ot be\ shall not be disproved by good testimony of any credible per-r 7if ^urTu^t) son or persons on oath, and such justices, or the major part of discharge him! them, present at any such general quarter session, or general session, (hall be satisfied with the truth of the oath taken by any such respective prisoner, then such justices (hall, in such session, or some adjournment thereof, command the said sheriff or (heriffs, gaoler or gaolers, or keeper of such prison or prisons, forthwith to set at liberty such prisoner or prisoners, without having or taking any fee or reward, other than one (hil- on his paying ling for his or their attendance with every such prisoner at such afeeofIs to general quarter session, or general session, or a,ny adjourn- the gaoler; ment thereof, in order for his, her, or their discharge; (and which every such sheriff or sheriffs, gaoler or gaolers, keeper or keepers of such prison or prisons, is and are hereby authorised to receive and take for every such order:) and every such order who shall b« shall be a sufficient discharge to the sheriff or sheriffs, gaoler or indemnified gaolers, or keeper of such prison or prisons, and stiall indemnify for the escape*

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