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sant or declaration of the pleasure of his majesty, his heyres or succeffours, in that behalf to be obtayned,

And his majesty doth hereby further declare or more of" and agree, that for the better and more effectual

may impowering and enabling the said sir James Shaen, give acquit. " tances for William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, any the rents hereby Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward granted.

Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan, to have, take, receive and enjoy the said quit-rents, and all other the rents hereby demised, as the same shall from time to time grow due and payable during the time hereby granted, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said fir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan, or any feven' or more of them, from time to time, and all times during the term hereby demised, to make and give under their or any seven or more of their hands, acquittance and acquittances to all or any person or persons whatsoever paying the said quit-rents and other rents hereby demised, and the acquittance or acquittances of

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them the said farmers, or any seven or more of them, shall be unto all and every such person or persons so paying the same, from time to time, . a sufficient discharge for the same; and the lord treasurer, vice-treasurer, chancellor and barons of the court of exchequer in Ireland, and all And all offi. other officers and ministers of the revenue there a

cers of the for the time being, are hereby authorized and to take noe impowered to admit, allow and approve of all such acquittance or acquittances, by them the said farmers, or any seven or more of them, from time to time, so made and given as aforesaid, and to exonerate and discharge all and every the person and persons of and for all and every such

quit-rents, and other rents, summe and summes - of money, in all and every acquittance or ac

quittances mentioned, in as full and effectual manner and form as if the same quit-rents and other rents, summe and summes of money had been really payd by such person or persons into the receipt of his majesties exchequer in Ireland; and for so doing, thefe presents or the inrolment thereof, shall be to them and every of them a sufficient warrant and authority in that behalf.

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ficers usual officers and ministers of his majesties court of fees as fully as they exchequer aforesaid, all such just and usual fees, have receiv- allowances and duties, for and in respect of such

rents and summes for which the said exonerations ments had and discharges shall be made by them as aforebeen actually made in said, as they the said officers and ministers ought exchequer." to have had and received, in case the said quit

rents, and other rents and summes of maney in such acquittances mentioned and contained, had been actually payd into his majesties receipt of

exchequer as aforesaid. This inden- Provided lastly, that if the said sir James inrolled Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas within the

Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan, their executors, administrators or affignes, shall not within the space of twelve moneths next ensuing

the date hereof, cause this present indenture to be In chancery. inrolled in his majesties high court of chancery In the ex- in Ireland, and also in the court of exchequer in

Ireland, and in the office of the treasurers remembrancer there, that then and in every such case, and for every such default, the said fir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Mufchamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas She

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ridan, their executors, administrators or assignes, and every of them, shall forfeit and lose unto his In default to majesty, his heyres and successours, the summe for each

a moneth it of one hundred pounds for each moneth, after thaill remain the said year expired, wherein the said indenture shall remain and continue without inrolment ter the year thereof made in manner and form aforesaid. In witness whereof to the one part of this indenture, remaining with the said sir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan, our faid soveraign lord the kings majesty hath caused the great seal of England to be affixed : and to the other part of this indenture, remaining with our said foveraign lord the king, the said fir James Shaen, William Hill, William Ryder, Thomas Hoare, Francis Sone, William Muschamp, Edward Richbell, Stanhop Mill, Lawrence Stanyan, John Gourney and Thomas Sheridan, have set their hands and seals, the day and year first above written, annoq. Dom. 1676.

By writ of privy seal.

PIGOTT.

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N° VII.

The following Act of Parliament is referred to

at the end of the last volume.

An ACT for naturalizing such foreign Merchants,

Traders, Artificers, Artizans, Manufa&turers, Workmen, Seamen, Farmers, and others, as fall Settle in this kingdom, the 20th of G. III. c. 19.

W HEREAS the increase of people is a

means of advancing the wealth and strength of any nation ; and whereas many foreigners and strangers, from the lenity of our government, the benefit of our laws, the advantages of our trade, the security of our property, and from the consideration of the plentifulness of all sorts of useful and profitable commodities with which this your majesty's kingdom of Ireland abounds, might be induced to come and settle in this king. dom, if they were made partakers of the advantages and privileges which the natural-born fubjects of this realm do enjoy.

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, afsem5 .

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