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• being in good circumstances and possessed of Property, and " the Grantees or Holders of such Bills of Sale have the Power

of taking possession of the Property of such Persons, to the • Exclusion of the rest of their Creditors :' For Remedy whereof,

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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, as follows: Bills of Sale to I. Every Bill of Sale of personal Chattels made, after the

passing of this Act, either absolutely or conditionally, or subject Copy thereof or not subject to any Trusts, and whereby the Grantee or Holder be filed within shall have Power, either with or without Notice, and either Twenty-one Days, in like

immediately after the making of such Bill of Sale or at any future Manner as Time, to seize or take possession of any Property and Effects Warrants of comprised in or made subject to such Bill of Sale, and every Attorney.

Schedule or Inventory which shall be thereto annexed or therein referred to, or a true Copy thereof, and of every Attestation of the Execution thereof, shall, together with an Affidavit of the Time of such Bill of Sale being made or given, and a Description of the Residence and Occupation of the Person making or giving the same, or, in case the same shall be made or given by any Person under or in the Execution of any Process, then a Description of the Residence and Occupation of the Person against whom such Process shall have issued, and of every attesting Witness to such Bill of Sale, be filed with the Officer acting as Clerk of the Docquets and Judgments in the Court of Queen's Bench, within Twenty-one Days after the making or giving of such Bill of Sale, in like Manner as a Warrant of Attorney in any personal Action given by a Trader is now by Law required to be filed, otherwise such Bill of Sale shall, as against all Assignees of the Estate and Effects of the Person whose Goods or any of them are comprised in such Bill of Sale under the Laws relating to Bankruptcy or Insolvency, or under any Assignment for the Benefit of the Creditors of such Person, and as against all Sheriffs Officers and other Persons seizing any Property or Effects comprised in such Bill of Sale in the Execution of any Process of any Court of Law or Equity authorizing the Seizure of the Goods of the Person by whom or of whose Goods such Bill of Sale shall have been inade, and against every Person on whose Behalf such Process shall have been issued, be null and void to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, so far as regards the Property in or Right to the Possession of any personal Chattels comprised in such Bill of Sale, which at or after the Time of such Bankruptcy, or of filing the Insolvent's Petition in such Insolvency, or of the Execution by the Debtor of such Assignment for the Benefit of his Creditors, or of executing such Process (as the Case may be), and after the Expiration of the

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apparent Possession of the Person making such Bill of Sale, or of any Person against whom the Process shall have issued under or in the Execution of which such Bill of Sale shall have been made or given, as the Case may be.

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II. If such Bill of Sale shall be made or given subject to any Defensance or Defeasance or Condition or Declaration of Trust not contained Conditio

' every Bill of in the Body thereof, such Defeasance or Condition or Declaration Sale to be of Trust shall, for the Purposes of this Act, be taken as Part written on the of such Bill of Sale, and shall be written on the same Paper or same Paper

Parchment. Parchment on which such Bill of Sale shall be written, before the Time when the same or a Copy thereof respectively shall be filed, otherwise such Bill of Sale shall be null and void to all Intents and Purposes, as against the same Persons and as regards the same Property and Effects, as if such Bill of Sale or a Copy thereof had not been filed according to the Provisions of this Act.

III. The said Officer of the said Court of Queen's Bench shall Officer of Court cause every Bill of Sale, and every such Schedule and Inven- to keep a

containing Partory as aforesaid, and every such Copy filed in his said Office ticulars of each under the Provisions of this Act, to be numbered, and shall keep Bill of Sale. a Book or Books in his said Office, in which he shall cause to be fairly entered an alphabetical List of every such Bill of Sale, containing therein the Name, Addition, and Description of the Person making or giving the same, or in case the same shall be made or given by any Person under or in the Execution of Process as aforesaid, then the Name, Addition, and Description of the Person against whom such Process shall have issued, and also of the Person to whom or in whose Favour the same shall have been given, together with the Number, and the Dates of the Execution and filing of the same, and the Sum for which the same has been given, and the Time or Times (if any) when the same is thereby made payable, according to the Form contained in the Schedule to this Act, which said Book or Books, and every Bill of Sale or Copy thereof filed in the said Office, may be searched and viewed by all Persons at all reasonable Times, paying to the Officer for every Search against One Person the Sum of Sixpence and no more; and that, in addition to the last-mentioned Book, the said Officer of the said Court of Queen's Bench shall keep another Book or Index, in which he shall cause to be fairly inserted, as and when such Bills of Sale are filed in manner aforesaid, the Name, Addition, and Description of the Person making or giving the same, or of the Person against whom such Process shall have issued, as the Case may be, and also of the Persons to whom or in whose Favour the same shall have been given, but containing no further Particulars thereof; which last-mentioned Book or Index all Persons shall be permitted to search for themselves, paying to the Officer for such last-mentioned Search the Sum of One Shilling. IV. The said Officer shall be entitled to receive, for his Officer entitled

to a Fee of ls. Trouble in filing and entering every such Bill of Sale or a Copy

Dale or a copy for filing Bill of thereof as aforesaid, the Sum of One Shilling and no more; and Sale, and to such Officer shall render a like Account to the Commissioners of account for the Her Majesty's Treasury, and the said Commissioners shall have same. the like Powers in every Particular with respect to such Account, and the Amount of Remuneration of such Officer, and with

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respect to any Surplus of the Fees received by him, as is provided by the Seventy-fifth Chapter of the Statute passed in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of the Reign of Her present Majesty with respect to the Officers of the Court of Common

Pleas therein mentioned. Office Copies or V. Any Person shall be entitled to have an Office Copy or Extracts to be on Tuto given on paying

for an Extract of every Bill of Sale, or of the Copy thereof filed as for Copies of as aforesaid, upon paying for the same at the like Rate as for Judgments. Office Copies of Judgments in the said Court of Queen's Bench. Satisfaction VI. It shall be lawful for any Judge of the said Court of may be

Queen's Bench to order a Memorandum of Satisfaction to be entered.

written upon any Bill of Sale or Copy thereof respectively as aforesaid, if it shall appear to him that the Debt (if any) for which such Bill of Sale is given as Security shall have been

satisfied or discharged. Interpretation

VII. In construing this Act the following Words and of Terms.

Expressions shall have the Meanings hereby assigned to them,
unless there be something in the Subject or Context repugnant
to such Constructions; (that is to say,)
The Expression “ Bill of Sale” shall include Bills of Sale,
Assignments, Transfers, Declarations of Trust without
Transfer, and other Assurances of personal Chattels, and
also Powers of Attorney, Authorities, or Licences to take
possession of personal Chattels as Security for any Debt,
but shall not include the following Documents; that is to
say, Assignments for the Benefit of the Creditors of the
Person making or giving the same; Marriage Settle-
ments; Transfers or Assignments of any Ship or Vessel
or any Share thereof; Transfers of Goods in the ordinary
Course of Business of any Trade or Calling ; Bills of Sale
nf Goods in Foreign Parts or at Sea; Bills of Lading;
India Warrants; Warehouse Keepers Certificates; War-
rants or Orders for the Delivery of Goods, or any other
Documents used in the ordinary Course of Business as
Proof of the Possession or Control of Goods, or authorizing
or purporting to authorize, either by Endorsement or by
Delivery, the Possessor of such Document to transfer or

receive Goods thereby represented:
The Expression “personal Chattels” shall mean Goods,

Furniture, Fixtures, and other Articles capable of complete Transfer by Delivery, and shall not include Chattel Interests in Real Estate, nor Shares or Interests in the Stock, Funds, or Securities of any Government, or in the Capital or Property of any incorporated or Joint Stock Company, nor Choses in Action, nor any Stock or Produce upon any Farm or Lands which by virtue of any Covenant or Agreement, or of the Custom of the Country, ought not to be removed from any Farm where the same shall be

at the Time of the making or giving of such Bill of Sale : Personal Chattels shall be deemed to be in the “ apparent Possession" of the Person making or giving the Bill of

Sale

Sale so long as they shall remain or be in or upon any House, Mill, Warehouse, Building, Works, Yard, Land, or other Premises occupied by him, or as they shall be used and enjoyed by him in any Place whatsoever, notwithstanding that formal Possession thereof may have been

taken by or given to any other Person. VIII. This Act shall not extend to Scotland or Ireland. Extent of Act.

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CAP. XXXVII.
An Act for establishing the Validity of certain Proceed-

ings in Her Majesty's Court of Vice-Admiralty in
Mauritius.

[10th July 1854.] W HEREAS James Wilson Esquire, Chief Judge of the

" Supreme Court in the Mauritius, has, since the Month of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, acted 'as Judge in Her Majesty's Court of Vice-Admiralty in that • Island: And whereas it has been discovered that on various • Occasions between the said Month of October One thousand 'eight hundred and thirty-five and the Nineteenth Day of May

One thousand eight hundred and fifty-two he was not duly ' authorized so to act:' 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, All Acts, Proceeding

James Wilson in tamiralty Cour

I. All Acts, Proceedings, and Judgments heretofore done, Certain Acts, taken, or given by the said James Wilson in the Capacity or &c. done by assumed Capacity of Judge of the said Vice-Admiralty Court as Judge of before the Nineteenth Day of May One thousand eight hundred Vice-Adand fifty-two aforesaid inclusively, and not set aside by any miralty competent Authority before the passing of this Act, shall be Court to be deemed to be and to have been as valid and effectual for all deemed valid. [No. 17. Price 2d.] R

Purposes

Purposes whatever as if the said James Wilson had at the Time of such Acts, Proceedings, or Judgments respectively been legally and sufficiently authorized to officiate as such Judge.

II. No Action, Prosecution, or other Proceeding shall be brought or taken in any Court against the said James Wilson by reason of the Illegality or Invalidity of any Act, Proceeding, or Judgment herein-before declared to be valid and effectual.

James Wilson
indemnified
for such
Acts, &c.

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CAP. XVIII.
An Act for the Suppression of Gaming Houses.

[24th July 1854.] " W HEREAS divers Statutes have been made from Time

to Time for the Prevention of unlawful Gaming; and 8 & 9 Vict.

particularly by the Act of the Session holden in the Eighth C. 109.

and Ninth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter One hundred and nine, Powers are given to Justices of the Peace in Places beyond the Metropolitan Police District to authorize Cono stables, and to either of the Commissioners of Police within • such District to authorize Superintendents belonging to the ' Metropolitan Police Force, to enter Houses suspected to be

kept as Common Gaming Houses, and to arrest all Persons 'found therein ; and it is thereby enacted, that where any

Cards, Dice, Balls, Counters, Tables or other Instruments of • Gaming used in playing any unlawful Game shall be found in 'any House, Room, or Place suspected to be used as a Common • Gaming House, and entered under a Warrant or Order issued ' under the Provisions of that Act, or about the Person of any of those who shall be found therein, it shall be Evidence until

the contrary be made to appear, that such House, Room, or · Place is used as a Common Gaming House, and that the Persons

found in the Room or Place where such Tables, or Instruments of Gaming shall have been found were playing therein: And

whereas the Keepers of Common Gaming Houses contrive by 'fortifying the Entrances to such Houses, or by other Means ' to keep out the Officers authorized to enter the same until the

Instruments of Gaming have been removed or destroyed, so (that no sufficient Evidence can be obtained to convict the • Offenders, who are thereby encouraged to persist in the - Violation of the Law: And whereas it is expedient that the · Law shall be made more efficient for the Suppression of · Gaming Houses:' 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, as follows: Penalty on 1. Any Person who shall wilfully prevent any Constable or Persons ob Officer authorized under the Provisions of the said Act of the structing the

. Eighth and Ninth Years of Her Majesty to enter any House, Entry of Con- fignum stables anthor. Room, or Place, from entering the same or any Part thereof, or

who

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