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fore such action brought, or if a sufficient sum of money shall have been paid into court after such action brought, by or on behalf of the defendant; and if a verdict shall pass for the defendant, or the plaintiff shall become nonsuit, or discontinue any such action after issue joined, or if, upon demurrer or otherwise, judgment shall be given against the plaintiff, the defendant shall recover his full costs as between attorney and client, and have the like remedy for the same as any defendant hath by law in other cases; and though a verdict shall be given for the plaintiff in any such action, such plaintiff shall not have costs against the defendant, unless the judge before whom the trial shall be shall certify his approbation of the action, and of the verdict obtained thereupon.

LXXVI. Provided always, and be it enacted, This Act not to extend That nothing in this Act contained shall ex- to Scotland or Ireland, tend to Scotland or Ireland, except as follows;

except in two cases. (that is to say), that if any person, having stolen or otherwise feloniously taken any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, in any one part of the united kingdom, shall afterwards have the same property in his possession in any other part of the united kingdom, he may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished for larceny or theft in that part of the united kingdom where he shall so have such property, in the same manner as if he had actually stolen or taken it in that part; and if any person in any one part of the united kingdom shall receive or have any chattel, money, valuable security, or other property whatsoever, which shall have been stolen or otherwise feloniously taken in

any other part of the united kingdom, such person knowing the said property to have been stolen or otherwise feloniously taken, he may be dealt with, indicted, tried, and punished for such offence in that part of the united kingdom where he shall so receive or have the said property, in the same manner as if it had been originally stolen or taken in that part

LXXVII. And be it enacted, That where any felony or misdemeanor punishable ander this Act, shall be committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty of England, the same shall be dealt with, enquired of, tried, and determined in the same manner as any other felony or misdemeanor committed within that jurisdiction.

To extend to offences committed at sea.

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7 & 8 GEO. IV. c. 30.

AN ACT
For Consolidating and Amending the

Laws in England relative to Malici-
ous Injuries to Property.

[21st June, 1827.]

WHEREAS various statutes now in force in that part of the united kingdom called England, relative to Malicious Injuries to property, are by an Act of the present session of Parliament repealed, from and after the last day of June in the present year, except as to offences committed before or upon that day; and it is expedient that the provisions contained in those statutes should be amended and consolidated into this Act, to take effect at the same time as the said repealing Act; Be it therefore 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 assembled, and by the authority of the same, That this Act shall commence on the first day Commencement of of July in the present year.

II. And be it enacted, That if any person Setting fire to a shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any church, chapel, house,

or certain buildings. church or chapel, or to any chapel for the religious worship of persons dissenting from the

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united church of England and Ireland, duly registered or recorded, or shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any house, stable, coach-house, outhouse, warehouse, office, shop, mill, malthou-e, hop oast, barn, or granary, or to any building or erection used in carrying on any trade or manufacture, or any branch thereof, whether the same or any of them respectively shall then be in the possession of the offender, or in the possession of any other person, with intent thereby to injure

or defraud any person, every such offender Felony

shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted

thereof, shall suffer death as a felon. Destroying silk,

111. And be it enacted, That if any person woollen, linen, or shall unlawfully and maliciously cut, break, cotton goods in the loom, &c., or any

or destroy, or damage with intent to destroy machinery belonging or to render useless, any goods or article of

silk, woollen, linen, or cotton, or of any one tures, &c.

or more of those materials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other material, or any framework-knitted piece, stocking, hose, or lace respectively, being in the loom or frame, or on any machine or engine, or on the rack or tenters, or in any stage, process, or progress of manufacture; or shall unlawfully and maliciously cut, break, or destroy, or damage with intent to destroy or to render useless, any warp or shute of silk, woollen, linen, or cotton, or of any one or more of those materials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other material, or any loom, frame, machine, engine, rack, tackle, or implement, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed in carding, spinning, throwing, weaving, fulling, shearing, or otherwise manufacturing or preparing any such

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goods or articles; or shall by force enter into
any house, shop, building, or place, with in-
tent to commit any of the offences aforesaid, Felony.
every such offender shall be guilty of felony,
and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable,
at the discretion of the court, to be transported Punishment.
beyond the seas for life, or for any term not
less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for
any term not exceeding four years; and, if a
male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or
privately whipped (if the court shall so think
fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

IV. And be it enacted, That if any person Destroying threshing shall unlawfully and maliciously cut, break, machines, or machior destroy, or damage with intent to destroy manufacture than the or to render useless, any threshing machine, foregoing. or 'any machine or engine, whether fixed or moveable, prepared for or employed in any manufacture whatsoever, (except the manu. facture of silk, woollen, linen, or cotton goods, or goods of any one or more of those matea rials mixed with each other, or mixed with any other material, or any framework-knitted piece, stocking, hose, or lace;) every such offender shall be guilty of felony, and, being Felony. convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the disa cretion of the court, to be transported beyond Punishment the seas for the term of seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding two years; and, if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the court shall so think fit), in addition to such imprisonment.

V. And be it enacted, That if any person Setting fire to a coal shall unlawfully and maliciously set fire to any mine of coal or cannel coal, every such of fender shall be guilty of felony, and, being

mine.

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