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ammunition thereof, or any goods laden on board the same, goods are on hoveriog, or being found to bave been within any distances board, though mentioned in the said act or this act, or any other act made

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ther she was for the prevention of smuggling, or seized as or proceeded found within against for hovering, or so found, it shall appear to the jury the distauce. that, from the evidence, it is doubtful whether such ship, vessel or boat, was within such distances; but it shall nevertheless at the same time be made appear that such ship, vessel, or boat, bad on board probibited goods, or goods liable to the payment of duties, and was then bound for or hoveriog on the coast, for the purpose of the clandestine importation of the same, it shall be lawful forsuch jury to find a verdict for the crowo, in like manner as if it had been fully proved that such ship, Fessel, or boat, was hovering or fouod to have been within such limits. S. 4.

Nothing herein shall extend to alter any such limits, or to any cases in which there shall not be doubt, as to whether such ship, vessel, or boat, in respect whereof any such ques. tion shall arise, was hosering, or found to be within such limits as aforesaid. s. 5.

From and after 22d June, 1802, if any person shall after sun Penolly on set and before sun rise between 21st of September and the 1st of making signal April,or after eight in the evening, and before six in the morning, to such vessels

1989 from the shore, between the last day of Murch, and 22d day of September, make, braid and assist in the making, or be present for the purpose of siding and assisting in making any light, fire, or blaze, or any signal by smoke, or by rockets, fireworks, flags, firing of guns, or other fire arms, or any other contrivance or device, on or from any part of the coast or shores of Great Britain, for the purpose of giving any signal to any person on boaril any smuggling ship,vessel,or boat, or any ship, vessel, or boat hover. ing or found to have been within any distances mentioned, in this or any former act, such person shall forfeit 1001, s. 6. 13Such penalty of 100l. may be sued for within twelve months which may be either by information or otherwise in the court of Excheqner, recovered . and levied as any forfeiture under any act made for the secur- either in the Es.

chequer or as ping the revenue of customs, or by information or indictment the before the justices at the quarter sessions of the peace nearest to the place where such offence shall be committed ; and three fourth parts shall be to his majesty, aod the remaining fourth part to the person who shall inform, or sue. 8. 7. 211

It shall be lawful for such justices, by their order or warrant How penalty to levy every penalty, incurred by any offender against this may be recoact, by distress and sale, rendering the overplus (if any) to the ere owner after deducting the charges of distress aud sale ; and in case such offender hath not goods or chattels sufficient, then without any warrant for the purpose, or if such penalty cannot be wholly levied by virtue of the warrant issued, such justices may comunit every such offender to the common gaol or house of correction, there, to remain, without bail or maioprize, for not exceeding twelve calendar months, unless the whole penalty shall beusooner paid. 8. 9. 10 od 20 193297 sqiste i panjabi

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Icagues of the coast of Great Britain shall, together with a goods laden on board, and the guns, furniture, ammunition tackle, and apparel, be subject to forfeiture, if hovering found to have been within eight leagues of the coast, under al of the circumstances in the said act specified, and the said a and all other acts in force on and inmediately before June, 1802, and all clauses, provisions, powersys authoriti forfeitures, penalties, restrictions, exemptions, exceptions, ters, and things therein contained, relating to ships, vessels, boats horering, or found to have been within four leagues the coast, and also relating to any goods on board, and guns, furniture, ammunition, tackle, and apparel, shall ext and shall apply and be in full force, and put in execution to all ships, vessels, and boats described in any such acts, w shall under any of the circumstances spocified in any such a be hovering, or found to have been within eight league the coast, and also to all goods laden on board, and the g furniture, ammunition, tackle, or apparel, in as ample a mai as if the said acts were expressly repeated in the pre 8. .1.

29ca4 And all pains, as well paius of death as other pains, ai forfeitures, fines, and penalties, and all provisions, power thorities, rules, regulations, restrictions, exemptions and ceptions contained in the said act, or any other act, in on 220 June, 1802, aod every clause, matter and thing tl contained, relating to any ships, vessels, or boats, des in the said act, or any other act for the prevention of smag hovering or found to have boen within four leagues coast, or to any goods laden on board, or any guns, furi ammunition, tackle, or apparel, or to any master or person having cominand, or any other person or of any such ship, Tessel, or boat, shall extend, and ska ply and be in full force, and put in execution in all and for all purposes, as to all such ships, vessels or aforesaid, lovering or found to have been within eight

of the coast, and as to all goods Jaden on board,lah every master vi person having the command, or other on board, in as ample a mavner as if the said acts

pressly re-enacted in the body of this act. 8.2. 9761 Exception. But nothing in this act shall extend to alter such

of four leagues as aforesaid, as to that part of the coast is between the North Forclaod on the coast of A Beachy Head on the coast of Sussers and such dis eight leagues, in this act montioned, shall be measured direction betwecn the southward and eastward of Beachy and this act, and all the provisions thereof shall extend limits and distance of eight leagues in every direeti Beachy Heud, although any part of such limits may es distance of four Icagues from any part of the coast

Britain to the eastward of Beachy Head, s. 3. }$19.99 Vessel to be

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ammunition thereof, or any goods laden on board the same, goods are on hovering, or being found to have been within any distances board, though mentioned in the said act or this act, or any other act made

ther she was for the prevention of suauggling, or seized as or proceeded found within against for hovering, or so found, it shall appear to the jury the distance. that; from the evidence, it is doubtful whether such ship, vessel or boat, was within such distances; but it shall nevertheless at the same time be made appear that such ship, vessel, or boat, badon board prohibited goods, or goods liable to the payment of duties, and was then bound for or hoveriog on the coast, for the purpose of the clandestine importation of the same, it shall be lawful for such jury to fiod a verdict for the crown, in like manner as if it had been fully proved that such ship, vessel, or boat, was hovering or found to have been within such Kinuits. So 4.

Nothing herein shall extend to alter any such limits, or to any cases in which there shall not be doubt, as to whether meh ship, vessel, or boat, in respect whereof any such ques. tion shall arise, was hosering, or found to be within such limits as aforesaid. s. 5.

From and after 22d June, 1802, if any person shall after sun Penolly on set and before sun rise between 21st of September and the 1st of making signal April,or after eight in the ovening, and before six in the morning, to such vessels

s from the shore. between the last day of Murch, and 22d day of September, make, Oraid and assist in the making, or be present for the purpose of

aiding and assisting in making any light, fire, or blaze, or any resignal by smoke, or by rockets, fireworks, flags, firing of guns, or other fire arms, or any other contrivance or device, on or from any part of the coast or shores of Great Britain, for the purpose of giving any signal to any person on boaril any smuggling ship,vessel,or boat, or any ship, vessel, or boat hover. ving or found to have been within any distances mentioned, iu this or any former act, such person shall forfeit 1001, s. 6.

Such penalty of 1001. may be sued for within twelve months which may be either by information or otherwise in the court of Exchequer, recovered . and levied as any forfeiture under any act made for the secur. eitherin the Exe

mon chequer or af, ing the revenue of customs, or by information or indictment i

the sessions before the justices at the quarter sessions of the peace nearest to the place where such offence shall be committed ; and three fourthparts shall be to his majesty, and the remaining fourth part to the person who shall inform, or sue. 8.7.

It shall be lawful for such justices, by their order or warrant How penalty to levy every penalty, incurred by any offender against this may be reco

act, by distress and sale, rendering the overplus (if any) to the "ered. naowner after deducting the charges of distress and sale ; and in

case such offender hath not goods or chattels sufficient, then without any warrant for the purpose, or if such penalty cannot be wholly levied by virtue of the warrant issued, such justices may commit every such offender to the common gaol or house of correction, there, to remain, without bail or main prize, for not exceeding twelve calendar months, unless the whole penalty shall be sooner paidas. 9. duet to pewd zu 193294 sgite it if

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And it shall be lawful for the commissioners of customs and excise, 'to order the charges of any prosecution before any justices at quarter sessions for any such offence, to be paid ou of any money in the hands of the receiver.general; and in every case where the said court of Exchequer, or any such justice shall, in lieu of levying such penalty, commit aoy such offende to a house of correction, the said commissioners may order an sum not exceeding 251. to be paid to any person who sha

have informed against, or prosecuted any, such offender. s. Officers may

And it shall be lawful for any officer of the customs or exch exinguish such and for all other. persons acting in their aid, to put out, e signals.

tinguish, and destroy any such light, fire, or blaze or any smok signal, rocket, fire-work, or other contrivance or device, al for that purpose to go on any lands without being liable to a action or prosecution for any trespass; and also to arrest eve person who shall be found making, or aitling or assisting making any such light, fire, blaze, smoke, signal, rocket, for work, or other contrivance or device : and such officers, a all persons acting in their aid, shall forth with convey any son so arrested before one justice of the peace, and such j tice shall proceed against such person as a rogue and vagabor in manner herein-after mentioned, or if he see cause, regu any such person to gire bail in 2001. for his appearance answer any prosecution for such offence, or in default of g ing such bail,commit such person to the next county gaol, thu to remain until the succeeding term, or next general or que ter sessions of the peace, as the case may be ; and every pa son who shall assault, resist, oppose, molest, obstruct, or bil der any officer of customs or excise in any such duty, sh be liable to the like prosecution for the same, as any person by law of customs or excisc now liable to, for assaulting, sisting, opposing, molesting, obstructing, or hindering, a officer of customs or excise in the execution of their dut

8. 10. Persors disco Also every person who shall be found making, or aiding in vered making making any such light, fire, or blaze, or signal as aforesa sóch signals to pe ticemed ya

for any such purposes as aforesaid, shall be dermed a rog graniis.

and vagabond within 17 Geo. 2. c. 5. and shall be punishat as such ; and all persons who shall be found offending agait this act may be apprehended and conveyed before such justi as in the said act in rclation to rogues and vagabonds is directe and the justice before whom such offender shall be broug may, upon proof of the oflence in the manner in the said a directed, order such offender to be sent to the house of corre tion, there to remain until the next general or quarter session and the justices at such sessions shall enter upon the examin tion of the case, and proceed therein according to the directio of the said act: and all justices, mayors, bailifs,constables, hes toroughs, and other civil officers, are hereby empowered, to their utmost endeavours to prevent the committing of any the ofiences aforesaid by all lawsul ways, and shall be bored indemnified. s. 11.

And all other the powers,authorities, rules, directions, punis

ments, and provisions in the said act of 17 Geo. 2, for the ap. prehending, securing, and punishing rogues and vagabonds, not hereby altered, shall be applied and carried into execution in relation to the persons hereby declared to be rogues and va. gabonds. s. 12.

But no person shall be liahle to be prosecuted for any of. fence against this act, by both the ways prescribed ; nor shall any person against whom any action, suit or information, for the recovery of a pecuniary penalty, hath been commenced, be liable to imprisonment as a rogue and vagabond ; and where any person shall be convicted as a rogue and vagabond, such person shall not be liable afterwards to be prosecuted for any pecuniary penalty. S. 13.

And the owner of every ship and vessel belonging as afore. Boats belong, said, shall paint upon the outside of the stern of every boating to vessels, belonging to such vessel, the name of such vessel, and the port to have the to which she belongs, and the master's name withio side of the names of transum, in white or yellow Roman letters, not less than two. inches in length, on a black ground, under pain of forfeitiug such boat. 27 Geo. 3. C. 32. $. 2.

The owuer of any boat pot belouging to any vessel, shall Boats not bee paint upon the stero of such boat in white or yellow Roman longing to res. letters, of two inches in length, on a black ground, the game sels, to have of the owner, and the place to which such buat belongs, under 10

Bound the owners' pain of forfeiting such boat which shall be found within the limitsilier of any of the ports of this kingdom, or within four leagues of the coasts thereof, without having the name of the owner of such boat so painted. S. 3. ,

And all such forfeited vessels may be seized by any officer of customs or excise. 24 Geo, 3. sess. 2. c. 47. S, 33. 27 Geo, 3. 6. 32. s. 1, 2, 3.. 34 Geo. 3, c. 50. S. 12.

But nothing in the above acts shall extend to any ship or ves. Exceptions. seb in the service of the Navy, Vicluulling, Ordnance, Cusions, Excise, or Post Office, for her built, or for having on board arms or ammunition, nor to any vessel whatsoever, the owner , of which shall have a licence (pursuant to 24 Geo. 3. sess. 2. C. 47. s. 10.) for navigating the same, from the cominissioners of the Admiralty, or any person authorised by them, for her built, orfor having on board such arms or ammunition as she shall be licensed to have ; nor to any lighters or barges, used solely in riders on inland navigations : nor to any ships which shall have on board any arms or ammunition entered and cleared ut the Cus. tom House, as merchandize, or for the use of his majesty's stores or garrisons, and regularly stowed in the hold, or which are put on board for necessary use and defence, by licence from the com. missioners of the Admiralty, for which license no fee is to be paid. 94 Geo. &, sess. 2. c. 47. $. 7, 8.1 27 Geo. 3. c. 32. s. 4. 3.4 Geo. 3.0. 50.8. 11. tisd 210 & 290itanilla buc:98 Wisata

And in case any eutter, lugger, shallop, wherry, sloop, smack or yawl, or any ship or vessel whatever, for which there shall have been obtained from the Admiralty a licence limiting the

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