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A PLAIN AND SUCCINCT

NARRATIVE

OF THE LATE

Riots And Disturbances

IN THE CITIES OF

LONDON And WESTMINSTER*

AND BOROUGH OF

SOUTHWARD

CONTAINING,

Particulars of the burning of Newgate, the King•s Bench,
theFLEET, and New Bridewell Prisons. Also, the Houses
cf Lord Mansfield, Sir John Fielding, Messrs. Lamc-
Dale, Rainsforth, Cox, Hyde, &c. Romi(h Ch:.pe!s,
Schools, &c. with an Account of the Commitment .f

LORD GEORGE GORDON

TO THE TOWER,
AND ANECDOTES OF HIS LIFE.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

An Abstract of the Act lately passcTiV•Kavour^of the Reman
Catholics. And an Accoun^ <}f the Bill, as m<%red A... in
Parliament by Sir Georce SAVtig, with the Observations of
SirGEORCE and Mr. Dunning on the Papist penal Laws.

The THIRD EDITION, Corrected:
With an A P P E N D I X.

By WILLIAM VINCENT, of Gray•s Inn:

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR FIELDING AND WALKER,

PATER-NOSTER-KOW.

M.DCC.LXXX.

[PRICE ONE SHILLING]

Œntereo at stationer* § $

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ABSTRACT of an ACT passed in
savour of the Roman Catholics,

- INTITULED,

An AU for reieving his Majesty's Subjects profes-
sing the Popijh Religion, from certain Penalties
and Disabilities imposed on them by an Aft made
in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of the Reign
of King William the Third, intituled, An Act
for the. further preventing the Growth of
Popery.

|V TP H E preamble recites, that it is expedient

»* J_ to repeal certain provisions in the Act of

t Kins* William; and the clauses repealed are as

k follow:

"THAT so much of the said Act as relates to the apprehending, taking, or prosecuting of Popish Bishops, Priests, or Jesuits; and also so much of the said Act as subjects Popish Bishops, Priests or Jesuits, and Papists, or persons pro. fessing the Popish religion, and keeping school, ■or taking upon themselves the education or government or boarding of youth, within this B realm,

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realm, or the dominions thereto belonging, to perpetual imprisonment; and also so muctv-ofthe said Act as disables persons educated in the Popish religion, or professing the same, under the circumstances therein mentioned, to inherit or take by descent, devise, or limitation, in pos- * session, reversion, or remainder, any lands terie=ments, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of Ungland, dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick upon Tweed, and gives to the next of kin, being a Protestant, a right to have and enjoy such lands, tenements, and hereditaments; and also so much of the said Act as disables Papists, or persons professing the Popish' religion, to purchase any manors, lands, profits out of lands, tenements, rents, terms, or hereditament?, within the "kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed-, and makes void all and singular estates, terms, and other interests or profits whatsoever out of finds, to be made, suffered, or done, from and after the day therein mentioned, to or for the use or behoof of any such person or persons, or upon any trust or confidence, mediately or immediately, for the relief of any such person or persons; -shall be, and the same,-and every clause and matter and thing herein before mentioned, is and are hereby repealed.

"And be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That every person and persons having or claiming

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ing any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, un-
der titles not hitherto litigated, though derived
from any descent, devise, limitation, or pur-
chase, shall have, take, hold, and enjoy the
fame, as if the said Act, or any thing therein
contained, had not been made; any thing in the
said Act contained to the contrary notwithstand-
ing-

"Provided always, and be it enacted, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to affect any action or suit now depending, which shall be prosecuted with effect, and without delay,

** Provided also, That nothing herein contained shall extend, or be construed to*extend, to any person or persons but such who shall, within the space of six calendar months after the passing of this Act, or of accruing of his, her, or their title, being of the age of twenty-one years, or who, being under the age of twenty-one years, shall, within six months a/tcr he qr (he (hall attain the age of twenty-one years, or being of unsound mind, or in prison, or beyond the seas, then within six months after such disability rer moved, take and subscribe an oath in the words, following:"

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