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VI. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for all Bodies Incapacitated

Persons emPolitic, Corporate, or Collegiate, Corporations Aggregate or

powered to sell. Sole, Tenants for Life or for Years or in Tail, Husbands, Guardians, Feoffees in Trust, Committees, Executors, and Administrators, and all other Trustees or Persons whomsoever, not only for and on behalf of themselves, their Heirs and Executors and Successors, but also for and on behalf of their Cestuique Trusts, whether Infants, Issue unborn, or Lunatics, Idiots, Femes Covert, or other Person or Persons, and to and for all Femes Covert who are or shall be seised or possessed or interested in their own Right, or entitled to Dower or other Interest therein, and for every other Person or Persons whomsoever, who are or shall be seised or possessed of or interested in any such Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Hereditaments as aforesaid, to contract and agree for the Sale of the same and every Part thereof; and all Contracts, Agreements, Bargains, Sales, Conveyances, and Assurances, Acts and Deeds, which shall be made by such Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, Trustee or Trustees, or other Person or Persons as aforesaid, shall be valid and effectual in the Law to all intents and Purposes whatsoever, any Law, Statute, Usage, or Custom to the contrary notwithstanding; and all Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, and all Persons whomsoever, so contracting and agreeing as aforesaid, are hereby indemnified for or in respect of any such Sale which he, she, or they, or any of them, shall respectively make by virtue or in pursuance of this Act; and all such Contracts or Agreements for such Sales shall be made at the Costs and Expence of the said Commissioners; and all such Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Hereditaments which shall be so agreed to be purchased as aforesaid shall when so purchased or agreed to be purchased, and upon Tender or Payment in manner herein-after directed of the Sum or Sums of Money agreed to be paid for the same, be vested in Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, who shall thenceforth be deemed in Law to be in the actual Seisin and Possession thereof, to all intents and Purposes whatsoever, freed and discharged from all Rights of Way, and all other and former Estates, Rights, Titles, Interests, Claims, and Demands whatsoever; and the same shall be employed and made use of by the Commissioners, under the Direction of the said Lord High Treasurer, or of the said Commissioners for executing the said Office of Lord High Treasurer, or any Three or more of them, as and for Part of a Site for the intended new Houses of Parliament, and for making Approaches thereto, or for any other Purposes connected therewith.

VII. Provided always, and be it enacted, That it shall and Commissioners may be lawful for the said Commissioners from Time to Time empowered to to direct or contract for the taking down any Houses or Build- Houses, &c. ings to be purchased or made use of for the Purposes of this and to sell the

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Cap. 3, 4. Juries, Adjourned Quarter Sessions, summoning. i Vict.
and Sixth Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, in-
tituled An Act to carry into further Execution the Provisions of
an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of His present Ma-
jesty, for compensating Owners of Slaves upon the Abolition of
Slavery, or in an Act of the Sixth Year of the Reign of His
said late Majesty, intituled An Act for carrying into further Exe-
cution Two Acts of His present Majesty relating to the Compensa-
tion for Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery, and for facilitating
the Distribution and Payment of such Compensation, shall, so far
as the same may be applicable, apply to this Act, in the same
Manner as if they had been severally re-enacted herein.

III. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended,
altered, or repealed by any Act to be passed in the present
Session of Parliament.

Act may be altered, &c. this Session.

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CAP. IV.
An Act to remove Doubts as to summoning Juries
at Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace.

[230 December 1837.]
WHEREAS Doubts have existed as to the Legality of

summoning Juries for the Trial of Prisoners at Adjourned Quarter Sessions, and it is expedient to remove the • same: Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this

present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the Juries may be

same, That it is and shall be lawful for the Justices of the Peace summoned to for any County, Riding, Division, or Place within England and

Wales, in Quarter Sessions assembled, and for the Recorder of journed Quarter

any City or Borough at any Court of Quarter Sessions holden
in and for the same, when to such Justices and Recorder re-
spectively it shall seem meet, to direct the Clerk of the Peace to
take the necessary Steps for causing Juries to be summoned to
attend any Adjourned Court of Quarter Sessions for the De-
spatch of the Business of such Adjourned Quarter Sessions, in
the same Manner as they may be now summoned to attend
any General Quarter Sessions, and the Juries so summoned
to attend any Adjourned Quarter Sessions shall have the same

Duties and Powers as if they had been summoned to attend This Act not any General Quarter Sessions: Provided always, that nothing to affect 6 G. 4. herein contained shall be construed to affect or alter any

Part of an Act passed in the Sixth Year of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled An Act for consolidating and amend

ing the Laws relating to Jurors and Juries. Act may be II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That this Act may altered, &c.

be altered, amended, or repealed during the present Session.

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CAP. V.
An Act for the Relief of Quakers, Moravians, and
Separatists elected to Municipal Offices.

[23d December 1837.]
WHEREAS in consequence of the conscientious Scruples

of Persons of the Persuasion of the People called • Quakers, of Moravians, and Separatists, the Declaration pre• scribed by an Act of the Ninth Year of King George the

Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts 9 G. 4. c. 17. as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments, on

accepting Office in Municipal Corporations, operates as a prac• tical Grievance, and to a certain Extent as a Disfranchisement

of Persons under the Influence of those Scruples, to the mani

fest Detriment of themselves and their fellow Subjects: And « whereas no Mischief or Inconvenience is likely to arise from

affording such Relief in relation to these Matters as is hereinafter mentioned:' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That instead of the Declarations required to be subscribed in Instead of the the recited Act of the Ninth Year of King George the Fourth, Declarations and in an Act of the Fifth and Sixth Years of King William 9G. 4. c. 17. the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Regulation of Municipal and 5 & 6 W. 4. Corporations in England and Wales, respectively, every Person . 76. the fol. of the Persuasion of the People called Quakers, and every ration to be Moravian, and Separatists, entertaining such conscientious made. Scruples as aforesaid, be permitted to make the following Declaration on accepting Office in any Municipal Corporation as Mayor, Alderinan, or Councillor: I

A. B., being one of the People called Quakers (nr one Declaration.

of the Persuasion of the People called Quakers, or of the • United Brethren called Moravians, or of the Denomination · called Separatists, as the Case may be), having conscientious • Scruples against subscribing the Declaration contained in an • Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of King George the · Fourth, intituled An Act for repealing so much of several Acts as imposes the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's

Supper as a Qualification for certain Offices and Employments,
“ do solemnly, sincerely, and truly declare and affirm, That I
• will not exercise any Power or Authority or Influence which

I may possess by virtue of the Office of
to injure or weaken the Protestant Church as it is by Law
established in England, nor to disturb the said Church, or the
Bishops and Clergy of the said Church, in the Possession of
any Right or Privileges to which such Church or the said
Bishops and Clergy may be by Law entitled.'

II. And be it enacted, That such Affirmation or Declaration such Declara. shall be of the same Force and Effect as if the Person making tion to be of

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CAP. VI. An Act to regulate the Expences of conveying Prisoners in Ireland.

[230 December 1837.] WHEREAS no Provision is now by Law made for the

Expences attendant upon the Conveyance of Prisoners to or from Gaols or other Places of Confinement in Ireland, • and it is expedient to make such Provision :' Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,

and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by Expences of the Authority of the same, Thac the reasonable and necessary conveying Pri

Expences actually incurred by any Chief or other Constable or paid by the

Sub-Constable, Gaoler or other Person, in conveying any PriPaymaster of soner to or from any County Gaol, or Bridewell, or House of

Correction in Ireland, or to or from any Assizes or Sessions lary Force, and repaid by Grand Court in Ireland, by Order of any Justice of the Peace or other Jury Present- lawful Authority, or from any County Gaol to a District

Lunatic Asylum in Ireland, shall be defrayed by the Paymaster of the Constabulary Force for the County, County of a City, or County of a Town in which such Expences may be incurred, out of any Funds in his Hands applicable to the Maintenance of the said Constabulary Force; and the same shall be allowed him in his Account, as if the same had been a Disbursement in respect of the said Force, and be subject to the like Audit and Examination; and the whole Amount of the Monies so from Time to Time paid in liquidation of the Expences incurred in the Conveyance of Prisoners in each County, County of a City, or County of a Town, shall be stated in the Certificate which the Inspector General of the said Force is now by Law required to prepare, of the Monies chargeable on such County, County of a City, or County of a Town, in respect of the said Constabulary Force, and shall, over and above and in addition to the Monies so chargeable on such County, County of a City, or County of a Town in respect of the said Force, be presented by the Grand Jury thereof to be levied off the County at large, and when levied be paid over, together with such Monies, to the proper Bank or Person appointed to receive

the same. Act may be II. And be it enacted, That this Act may be altered or altered this Session.

repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parliament.

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CAP. VII.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's

Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Build-
ings to purchase Ground and Tenements required to
complete the Site for the new Houses of Parliament.

[23d December 1837.] : WHEREAS, in order to obtain a Site sufficiently exten

sive for the Erection of the intended new Houses of • Parliament, and for the approaches thereto, it will be expe• dient to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's • Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings to

purchase, take, and use certain Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, . Ground, and Hereditaments situate in Abingdon Street, Little

Abingdon Street, Parliament Place, and on the West Bank of the • River Thames, in the Parishes of Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Margaret within the City and Liberty of Westminster • in the County of Middlesex: And whereas a Map or Plan

describing the Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Pre« mises required to be purchased, taken, and used for the Pur

poses aforesaid under or by virtue of this Act, and a Book of • Reference containing a List of the Names of the Owners and

Occupiers of such Premises, have been made, for the Purpose of being .deposited at the Office of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings. Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That Plan of the the said Map or Plan and Book of Reference, after the same required Preshall have been authenticated by the Signature of the Right in the Custody Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons, shall be of the Comdeposited with and shall remain in the Custody of the said Com- missioners of missioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings; and one Copy thereof Copies to be signed by the Speaker of the House of Commons shall be depo. Parliament sited in the Parliament Office, and one other Copy so signed Office and with shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Peace of the City and the Clerk of the Liberty of Westminster, within One Month from the passing of

spection. this Act, to the end that all Persons may at all seasonable Times have Liberty to inspect and peruse the same, and to take Extracts or Copies thereof, at their Will and Pleasure, paying the Sum of One Shilling for every such Inspection, and at the Rate of Sixpence for every Seventy-two Words of such Copies or Extracts of the said Map or Plan and Book of Reference; and that the said Commissioners, in making the said Purchases, Alterations, and Improvements, shall not deviate more than Fifty Feet from the Lines described in the said Map or Plan, without the Consent and Approbation in Writing of the

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