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Cap. 3, 4. Juries, Adjourned Quarter Sessims, summoning. I Vict. and Sixth Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to carry into further Execution the Provisions of an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of His present Majesty, for compensating Oroners 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 Execution Two Acts of His present Majesty relating to the Compensation 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 And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended, altered, or repealed by any Act to be passed in the present Session of Parliament.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.
CAP. IV. An Act to remove Doubts as to summoning Juries at Adjourned Quarter Sessions of the Peace.
[230 December 1837.] WHEREAS Doulsts have existed as to the Legality of
summoning Juries for the Trial of Prisoners at Ad* journed 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 attend Ad.
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 respectively 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 Despatch 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
any General Quarter Sessions : Provided always, that nothing to affect 6 G. 4. herein contained shall be construed to affect or alter 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. this Session,
be altered, amended, or repealed during the present Session.
This Act not
[230 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 herein• after 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 96. 4. c. 17.
required by the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Regulation of Municipal and 5 & 6 W. 4. Corporations in England and Wales, respectively, every Person 6. 76. the folof 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, Alderman, or Councillor: :I
A. B., being one of the People called Quakers (or 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 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 saine Force and Effect as if the Person making tion to be of [No. 2. Price 2d.] B
the same Force
as that in
it had made or subscribed the Declarations aforesaid as con-
soners shall be
[23d December 1837.]
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
Sub-Constable, Gaoler or other Person, in conveying any Pripaid by the Paymaster of soner to or from any County Gaol, or Bridewell, or House of
Correction in Ireland, or to or from any Assizes or Sessions
Lunatic Asylum in Ireland, shall be defrayed by the Paymaster
repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of
Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Build-
[23d December 1837.] WI
HEREAS, 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 Middlesez : 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- deposited in the 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
Peace for InLiberty 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
Execution of this Act.
Person or Persons, Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate,
through whose Lands or Premises such Deviation shall be made. Omissions or II. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if any of the Misnomers not Houses, Wharfs, Buildings, Ground, and Hereditaments reto prevent the
quired for the Purposes of this Act, or the Name or Names of
Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, and they are chase of Houses, hereby authorized and empowered, when they shall deem it Wharfs, &c.
necessary, by and out of the Monies applicable to the rebuild-
chased for the Purposes aforesaid.
authorized or necessary to be done and executed by the said powered to act.
Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods,
all the said Commissioners.
shall be conveyed, assigned, and assured to or in Trust for Her Majesty.
Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, in such Manner and Form