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• Thirteenth Year of King Charles the Second, Statute Two,

Chapter One; or according to an Act of the Twenty-fifth 25 C. 2. c. 2.

" Year of King Charles the Second, Chapter Two; or according

to an Act of the Thirtieth Year of King Charles the Second,

'Statute Two; or according to an Act of the Eighth Year of 8 G. 1. c. 6.

King George the First, Chapter Six; or according to an Act of 9 G. 2, c. 26.

' the Ninth Year of King George the Second, Chapter Twenty18 G. 2, c. 20. six; or according to an Act of the Eighteenth Year of King

George the Second, Chapter Twenty ; or according to an Act of the Sixth Year of King George the Third, Chapter Fiftythree ; or according to an Act of the Ninth Year of King

George the Fourth, Chapter Seventeen; or according to an Act 10 G. 4. c. 7. • of the Tenth Year of King George the Fourth, Chapter Seven,

so far only as the said Act relates to any Civil or Military • Offices or Places of Trust, or Places of Profit or Corporate

Offices; have, through Ignorance of the Law, Absence, or

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some unavoidable Accident omitted to take and subscribe the • Oaths and Assurance and make and subscribe the Declaration

required by the said recited Acts or either of them, or otherwise ' to qualify themselves as aforesaid, within such Time and in such * Manner as in and by the said Acts respectively is required,

whereby they have incurred, or may be in danger of incurring,

divers Penalties and Disabilities:' For quieting the Minds of Her Majesty's Subjects, and for preventing any Inconvenience that might otherwise happen by means of such Omissions, be it 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: Persons who I. All and every Person or Persons who, at or before the have omitted to qualify them.passing of this Act, hath or shall have omitted to take and subselves as re

scribe the Oaths and Declarations, or otherwise to qualify him, quired by the her, or themselves, within such Time and in such Manner as in recited Acts

and by the said Acts or any of them is required, and who, after indemnified, and allowed accepting any such Office, Place or Employment, or undertaking further Time. any Profession or Thing, on account of which such Qualification

ought to have been had and is required, before the passing of this Act, hath or have taken and subscribed the said Oaths or made the Declarations required by Law, or who, on or before the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, or if Parliament be then sitting before the End of the then Session of Parliament, shall take and subscribe the Oaths, Declarations, and Assurance respectively, in such Cases wherein by the said several Acts or any or either of them the said Oaths, Declarations, and Assurance ought to have been taken and subscribed in such Manner and Form, and at or in such Place or Places, as are appointed in and by the said several Acts or any or either of them, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from and against all Penalties, Forfeitures, Incapacities, and Disabilities incurred or to be incurred for or by reason of any Neglect or omission, previous to the passing of

this Act, of taking or subscribing the said Oaths or Assurance, or making or subscribing the said Declarations respectively, or taking or subscribing the Oath, according to the above-mentioned Acts or any of them, or any other Act or Acts; and such Person or Persons is and are and shall be fully and actually recapacitated and restored to the same State and Condition as he, she, or they were in before such Neglect or Omission, and shall be and be deemed and adjudged to have duly qualified him, her, or themselves, according to the above-mentioned Acts and every of them; and all Elections of, and Acts done or to be done by, any such Person or Persons, or by Authority derived from him, her, or them, are and shall be of the same Force and Validity as the same or any of them would have been if such Person or Persons respectively had taken the said Oaths or Assurance, and made and subscribed the said Declarations respectively, and taken and subscribed the said Oath, aceording to the Directions of the said Acts and every or any of them; and the Qualification of such Person or Persons qualifying themselves in manner and within the Time appointed by this Act shall be to all Intents and Purposes as effectual as if such Person or Persons had respectively taken the said Oaths and Assurance, and made and subscribed the said Declaration respectively, and taken and subscribed the said Oath, within the Time and in the Manner appointed by the several Acts before mentioned.

II. And whereas several Persons well affected to Her Indemnity to Majesty's Government, and to the United Church of England omitted to make and Ireland, have through Ignorance of the Law neglected, or and subscribe

been, by Sickness or other unavoidable Causes, prevented the Oath and from taking and subscribing the Oaths and Declaration Declaration

required by the according to the Directions of an Act passed in the Parliament Irish Act,

of Ireland in the Second Year of Queen Anne, intituled An 2 Anne, c. 6. "Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery :'

All Persons who have incurred any Penalty or Incapacity in the said recited Act mentioned, by neglecting to qualify themselves according to the said Act, shall be and are hereby indemnified, freed, and discharged from all Incapacities, Disabilities, Penalties, and Forfeitures incurred by reason of such Omission or Neglect as aforesaid ; and no Act done by any of them, not yet avoided, shall be questioned or avoided by reason of such Omission or Neglect, but all such Acts shall be and are hereby declared to be as good and effectual as if such Persons respectively had taken and subscribed the said Oath, and made and repeated and subscribed the said Declaration, at such Time and Place and Manner as in the said Act is mentioned, anything in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding : Provided always, that such Person or Persons do and shall take and subscribe the said Oaths, and make, repeat, and subscribe the said Declaration, in such Manner and Form and in such Place or Places respectively, as are directed and appointed by the said last-recited Act, on or before the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, or if Par

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liament be then sitting before the End of the then Session of

Parliament. Not to indem III. Provided always, That this Act, or anything herein nify Persons

contained, shall not extend or be construed to extend to indemnify against whom final Judgment any Person against whom final Judgment shall have been given has been given. in any Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, or Information in any of

Her Majesty's Courts of Record, for any Penalty incurred by having neglected to qualify himself within the Time limited by

Law. Not to exempt IV. Provided also, That nothing contained in this Act shall Justices acting extend or be construed to extend to exempt any Justice of the without legal Qualification. Peace within Great Britain from the Penalties to which he is

subject for acting as such without being possessed of the

Qualification required by the Laws now in force. Admissions to V. 'And whereas the Appointment of divers Clerks of the Corporations

• Peace, Town Clerks, and other public Officers, and the may be stamped after the Time • Admission of divers Members and Officers of Cities, Corporaallowed. « tions, and Borough Towns, in Great Britain and Ireland,

or the Entries of such Admissions in the Court Books, Rolls, or • Records of such Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns,

which by several Acts are directed and required to be stamped, ‘ may not have been provided, or the same not stamped, or may • have been lost or mislaid :'

For the Relief of such Persons whose Appointments and Admissions or tlie Entries of whose Admissions as aforesaid may not have been provided, or not duly stamped, or where the same have been lost or mislaid, it shall and may be lawful to and for such Persons in Great Britain or Ireland, on or before the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, or if Parliament be then sitting before the End of the then Session of Parliament, to provide or cause to be provided Appointments and Admissions, or Entries of Admissions, as aforesaid, duly stamped, or in case where such Appointments, Admissions, or Entries of Admissions as aforesaid have been made or provided, but have not been duly stamped, to produce such Appointments, Admissions, or Entries of Admissions as aforesaid to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, to be duly stamped, which such Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered and required to duly stamp, on Payment of double the Amount of the Duties first payable or to have been paid on such Appointments, Admissions, or Entries as aforesaid, without any other Fine or Forfeiture thereon; and in order to denote the said Duties the said Commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to use such Stamps as shall have been heretofore provided to denote any former Duties on stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, or to cause new Stamps to be provided for that Purpose, and to do all other Things necessary for putting this Act in execution, in the like and in as full and ample Manner as they or the major Part of them are authorized to put in execution any former Law concerning stamped Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and such Persons so providing Appointments,

Admissions,

Admissions, or Entries of Admissions as aforesaid, duly stamped, or procuring the same to be duly stamped in manner aforesaid, are and shall be hereby confirmed and qualified to act as Clerk of the Peace, Town Clerk, and other public Officer, or Member or Members, Officer or Officers of such Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns respectively, to all Intents and Purposes, and shall and may hold and enjoy and execute such Office, or any other Office or Offices into which he or they hath or have been elected, notwithstanding his or their Omission, or the Omission of any of their Predecessors in such Cities, Corporations, or Borough Towns as aforesaid, and shall be indemnified and discharged of and from all Incapacities, Disabilities, Forfeitures, Penalties, and Damages by reason of any such Omission ; and none of his or their Acts shall be questioned or avoided by reason of the same.

VI. Provided always, That this Act or anything herein con- Not to restore tained shall not extend or be construed to extend to restore or Persons to any entitle any Person or Persons to any Office or Employment, by Judgment. Benefice, Matter, or Thing whatsoever, already actually avoided by Judgment of any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record already legally filled up and enjoyed by any other Person, but such Office or Employment, Benefice, Matter, or Thing, so avoided or legally filled up and enjoyed, shall be and remain in and to the Person or Persons who is or are now or shall at the passing of this Act be legally entitled to the same, as if this Act had never been passed.

VII. In case any Action, Suit, Bill of Indictment, or Infor- General Issue. mation shall after the passing of this Act be brought, carried on, or prosecuted against any Person or Persons hereby meant or intended to be indemnified, recapacitated, or restored, for or on account of any Forfeiture, Penalty, Incapacity, or Disability whatsoever incurred or to be incurred by any such Neglect or Omission, such Person or Persons may plead the General Issue, and upon their Defence give this Act and the special Matter in Evidence upon any Trial to be had thereupon.

CAP. XL.

An Act to continue an Act of the last Session of Par

liament, for extending for a limited Time the Provision for Abatement of Income Tax in respect of Insurance on Lives.

[24th July 1854.] · WHEREAS an Act was passed in the last Session of Par

liament, intituled An Act to extend for a limited Time 16 & 17 Vict. the Provision for Abatement of Income Tax in respect of c. 91. • Insurances on Lives, which Act was limited to continue in force « until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and

fifty-four : And whereas it is expedient to continue the said • Act for such Period as herein-after mentioned :' Be it therefore

enacted

Recited Act continued till 5th July 1855.

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 the said Act shall continue in force until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and shall be applicable with respect to the Rate or Duty of One Shilling and Twopence for every Twenty Shillings granted by the Act of the present Session of Parliament, Chapter Twenty-four, in like Manner as to the Rate or Duty of Sevenpence for every Twenty Shillings granted by the Act of the last Session of Parliament, Chapter Thirty-four.

CAP. XLI.

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10 & 11 Vict. c. 109.

An Act to continue the Poor Law Board.

[24th July 1854.] WHEREAS by the Act of the Eleventh Year of Her

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15 & 16 Vict. c. 59.

The Poor Law Board further continued.

Majesty, Chapter One hundred and nine, Provisions were 'made for the Constitution and Appointment of Commissioners ' for administering the Laws for the Relief of the Poor in England, ' and for the Appointment of other Officers, which Provisions

have been continued till the End of the Session of Parliament

next after the Twenty-third Day of July in this present • Year, and it is expedient that such Provisions should be « further continued for a limited Period:' 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.

I. That the Commissioner appointed by Her Majesty the Queen, or to be appointed by Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, under the Authority of the said Act, together with every Person by the said Act constituted in virtue of his Office such Commissioner, and every Officer and Person appointed or to be appointed by the Commissioners under the Provisions of the said Act, shall be empowered, unless he shall previously resign or be removed, to hold his Office and exercise the Powers thereof until the Twenty-third Day of July One thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine, and thenceforth until the End of the then next Session of Parliament; and until the Expiration of the said last-mentioned Period it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, from Time to Time, at pleasure, to remove the Commissioner for the Time being appointed by Her Majesty, or to be appointed by Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, and upon every Vacancy in the Office of such Commissioner to appoint as in the said Act is described some other fit Person to the said Office.

CAP.

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