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- ABSTRACT of an ACT passed in

favour of the Roman CATHOLICS,

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An Ait for reieving his Majesty's Subječts profes

fing tbe Popish Religion, from certain Penalties

and Disabilities imposed on them by an A&t 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

HE preamble recites, that it is expedient 1 to repeal certain provisions in the Act of King William; and the clauses repealed are as follow :

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realm, or the dominions thereto belonging, to perpetual imprisonment; and also fo-much-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 porfellion, reversion, or remainder, any lands tenet ments, or hereditaments, within the kingdom of England, 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 religión, to purchase any manors, lands, profics out of lands; tenements, rents, terms, or hereditaments, 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 lands, 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 crust or confidence, mediately or imme.liately, for the relief of any such person or persons; Thall be, and the same, and every clause and matrer and thing herein before mentioned, is and are hereby repealed.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 claim



ing any lands, tenements, or hereditaments, under titles not hitherto litigated, though derived

nr. devise, limitation, or purchase, 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 faid Act contained to the contrary potwithstand


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

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