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although payment of the said sum, hath been duly demanded from, the said C. D, by the said G. H. after the making the said order and notice thereof, yet that he the said C. D, refused to pay the same. These are therefore, to command you, in His Majesty's name, to apprehend the said C. D. and bring him before me or some other of His Majesty's justices of the peace of the said county, to answer such complaint, and to be further. dealt withal according to law. Herein fail you not.

Given under my hand and seal, this year of our Lord 1817.


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By 56 Geo. III. c. 49, all messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments situate in any extra-parochial place, though not deemed rateable to the poor, are to be subject to the county rate. s. 1. Justices at general or quarter sessions are required to appoint four justices (two for each county, &c.) to fix the boundaries between counties, ridings, divisions, or parts of counties, where any doubt or dispute shall have arisen touching such boundaries. s. 2. and either of the said four justices dying, declining, or becoming incapable of acting, another may be appointed in his room, by the justices at the general or quarter sessions. s. 3. If justices cannot agree upon the boundaries, they may appoint a referee, who shall within twenty-one days fix a time and place to meet such justices; and such referee, with the said justices, to determine the boundary in dispute, and the determination of the said justices and referee, or the major part of them, to be binding and conclusive. s. 4.

In cases of appeal to any rate under 55 Geo. III. c. 51. the same to be made to the next general or quarter sessions after the cause of appeal arisen, and fourteen clear days' notice in writing of such appeal to be given previous to the sessions. The rate to be paid notwithstanding such notice, and to be repaid in whole or in part, if on the hearing of the appeal it shall be remitted or decreased. s. 5.

L Return of Rental of the Parish, under 55 Geo. III. c. 51, ás charged to the Poor Rate, to be made on Oath by an Overseer, in open Court, on the first or second Day of the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions yearly.

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To the Worshipful His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the county of in their Quarter Sessions of the Peace assembled.

The return in writing, upon oath, of A. B. one of the overseers of the poor of the parish of in the county of of the total amount of the rental or real value of the estates within the said parish, as charged and assessed to the poor's rate thereof at the time of making such return, and also of the proportionable' mode of rating in pursuance of an act of - parliament passed in the 37th year of the reign of His present Majesty, intituled, "An Act for empowering the Justices of the Peace for the county of Middlesex, at their General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, to make a fair and equal County Rate for the said County." The total amount of the rental or value as charged and assessed to the poor's rate for the parish of abovementioned, at the time of making this return was £ This district rates, as nearly as the parish officers can ascertain it at the rack rent or full value (or as the case may be.]

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By 56 Geo. III. c. 130, the act 39 and 40 Geo. III. c. 50, is repealed; and it is enacted that persons going armed or disguised in the night time, i. e. between eight o'clock at night and seven o'clock in the morning from the 1st of October to the 1st day of March, or between ten o'clock at night and four o'clock in the morning from the 1st day of March to the 1st day of October, with apparent intent to destroy game, may on conviction be transported for seven years, or such other punishment as is by law inflicted on persons guilty of a misdemeanor; and if offender returns from transportation before his time expires, he shall be transported for life.

s. 1, 2.

Offenders may be apprehended and conveyed before a justice, or justice may issue his warrant to apprehend such offender, and if convicted, he may be admitted to bail, and in default of bail, may be committed till the next general or quarter sessions. s. 3.


By 56 Geo. III. c. 116, it is enacted that the statute 55 Geo. III. c. 50, for abolishing gaol and other fees, shall extend to all prisoners as well criminal as civil, whether confined for debt or crime in any prison in England; and that the

gaolers and keepers of such gaols and prisons shall have compensation in lieu of fees abolished by that act, as by such act is provided. s. 3.;


By 56 Geo. III. c. 129, it is enacted that all enactments contained in any acts of parliament since the reign of Geo. I. whereby any poor persons other than such as shall actually apply for and receive parochial relief, are compelled to go or remain in any workhouse or house of industry, or where any poor person may be detained or kept therein at the discretion of the governors or directors thereof, or of the churchwardens or overseers of the poor, after such persons are capable of maintaining themselves; or whereby any poor person may be compelled to remain in such workhouse, &c. until the expenses of the parish, &c. for the maintenance of such poor person or his family shall be repaid or satisfied by the earnings of such poor person; or whereby any poor child is rendered liable to be apprenticed to any governor, &c. of any house of industry or workhouse, or whereby any parish, &c. at a greater distance than ten miles from such house of industry or workhouse shall hereafter be authorised to become contributors to or take the benefit of such house of industry or workhouse; or whereby any governors, &c. of such house of industry or workhouse are authorised to hire out

any poor person of full age, or to contract or agree
with any person to have and take the profit of the
labour of such person or persons, shall be and are
by this act wholly repealed. s. 1.

No governor, &c. of any house of industry or
workhouse to chain or confine any poor person of
"sound mind. s. 2.


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By 56 Geo. III. c. 125, any person or persons
-riotously assembling and pulling down, destroying
or damaging any engines or erections used in coal
or other mines, or any bridge, waggon way or trunk
erected for carrying coals or other minerals, shall
-be adjudged guilty of felony, and shall suffer death.
S. 1. and persons so injured may recover the value
of their property destroyed, under. 1, Geo. I. c. 5.—
Owner or proprietor to give notice of such unlawful
-assemblies to the nearest magistrate, and to the
..constable and some resident, housekeeper of such
place where the assembly is held, within two days
after the injury done, and within four days shall
give in his examination or that of his servants on
oath before any justice of the peace where offence
committed; and if the person is known
mitted the offence, such, owner or proprietor shall
be bound to prosecute. s. 3.

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