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An Act for repairing the Lower Road from Greenwich to 5 G. 4. c. lvi. Woolwich in the County of Kent.

An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from 5 G. 4.c. lxxxii. Roundhay Bridge to Collingham in the County of York.

An Act for repairing, widening, improving, and maintaining 5 G. 4. c. xcvii. in repair the First District of Turnpike Roads leading to and from the Town of Bridport in the County of Dorset.

An Act for improving and more effectually repairing the 5 G. 4.c. cv. Roads from the Town of Bolton-in-the-Moors to Nightingales in the Township of Heath Charnock, and for making a Branch Road from Little Bolton to or near the Crown in Horwich; and for enabling the Trustees therein named, together with the Trustees North and South of Yarrow, and the Trustees of the Road from Westhoughton to Duxbury Stocks, to make a new line of Road from Hole House Brow in the said Township to the Town of Chorley, and a Branch Road from Rawlinson Bridge to Halliwell Field in the same Township, and another Branch Road in the Township of Duxbury, all in the County Palatine of Lancaster.

An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from 6 G. 4. c. xxiii. Cainscross, through Stroud, over Rodborough and Minchinhampton Commons, to the Town of Minchinhampton, with several Branches therefrom, all in the County of Gloucester.

An Act for making a Turnpike Road from the Hope Turnpike 6 G. 4. c. xxvi. in the Leominster and Hereford Road to or nearly Burley Gate in the Hereford and Bromyard Turnpike Road, and from thence

Turnpike Road, all in the County of Hereford.

An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from 67.4.c.lxxxiv. Trebarwith Sands, on the Sea Shore, to Condolden Bridge on the Road leading from Bossiney to Camelford, all in the County of Cornwall.

An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Roads 6 G. 4. from Sheet Bridge to Portsmouth, and from Petersfield to the c. lxxxvii. Alton and Alresford Turnpike Road near Ropley in the County of Southampton; and for making and maintaining a new Branch of Road to communicate therewith.

An Act for repealing Two Acts for repairing the Roads 6 G. 4. c.cxliv. from Little Sheffield in the County of York to Sparrow Pit Gate in the County of Derby; and also an Act for making a Road from Banner Cross in the West Riding of the County of York to Fox House in the County of Derby; and for consolidating the Trusts of certain Roads mentioned in the said Acts; and for amending and making certain other Roads to communicate therewith; and for other Purposes relating thereto.

An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from 6 G. 4. c. clii. the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, through the Town of Hessle, to the East End of the Town of Ferriby, all in the County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull.

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7 G. 4. c. ix. An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from

Cannock in the County of Stafford to Penkridge in the same

County. 7 G. 4. C. xviii. An Act for amending and maintaining the Road leading from

the Turnpike Road on Farrard's Common in the Parish of Bradford, through Holt and Melksham, to Homan's Stile in the Parish of Lacock in the County of Wilts, and the Road leading therefrom to the Bath Turnpike Road upon Kingsdown

Hill in the same County. 7 G. 4. c.lxxxii. An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road

from West Houghton to near Halliwell Field, in the Township

of Heath Charnock in the County of Lancaster. 7 G. 4. c. xciii. An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from

Gomersal to Dewsbury in the West Riding of the County of

York, with Two Branch Roads therefrom. 7 & 8 G. 4. An Act for repairing the Road from Alford to Boston, and c. xvii.

from thence to Cowbridge in the Township of Frithville, in the

County of Lincoln. G. 4. c. xvii. An Act for more effectually repairing and improving the Road

from Wadhurst to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Down, both in the County of Sussex, and from the Turnpike Road at Pullen's Hill to West Farleigh Street, both in the County of

Kent. 9. G. 4. C. xix. An Act for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the

Bridport Turnpike Road at Allington, through Broadwindsor
and Drimpton in the County of Dorset, to the Crewkerne
Turnpike Road at or near Clapton Bridge, and also from Hewish
Toll Gate to the Crăwkerne Turnpike Road at or near Roundham
Corner in the Parish of Crewkerne in the County of Somerset.

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CAP. LIX.
An Act to allow Verdicts on Trials by Jury in Civil

Causes in Scotland to be returned although the Jury
may not be unanimous.

[31st July 1854.] RE iť enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by D and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual

and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament If Jury unable assembled, and by the Authority of the same, as follows: From

and after the passing of this Act, if upon the Trial by Jury of after Six Hours Nine of the Jury any Civil Cause in the Court of Session in Scotland the Jury agree, the Ver are unable to agree upon a Verdict, and if after having been dict of such Nine to be

kept in Deliberation for a Period of Six Hours, Nine of the said taken.

Jury shall agree, the Verdict agreed to by such Nine may be returned as the Verdict of the Jury, and shall be taken and shall have the same Force and Effect as if found unanimously by the whole of the said Jury, any Statute to the contrary notwithstanding, and during the said Period they may be furnished with necessary Refreshment by Leave of the Judge.

CAP.

CAP. LX.
An Act to amend an Act of the Twelfth and Thirteenth

Years of Her present Majesty for the more effectual

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. [31st July 1854.] • W HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parlia

W ment holden in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign ' of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An 5 & 6 W.4.c. 59. ' Act to consolidate and amend the several Laws relating to the cruel

and improper Treatment of Animals, and the Mischiefs arising ' from the driving of Cattle, and to make other Provisions in ' regard thereto, every Person impounding any Horse, Ass, or * other Cattle or Animal was required to supply such Cattle or • Animal daily with good and sufficient Food and Nourishment

whilst impounded; and by the said Act every such Person ' who should so find, provide, and supply any such Horse, Ass,

or other Cattle or Animal with such daily Food and Nourish'ment as aforesaid should and might and they were thereby

authorized to recover of and from the Owner or Owners of such • Cattle or Animal not exceeding double the full Value of the ' Food and Nourishment so supplied to such Cattle or Animal, ' by proceeding before any One Justice of the Peace within

whose Jurisdiction such Cattle or Animal should have been ' so impounded and supplied with Food as aforesaid, in like 'Manner as any Penalty or Forfeiture, or any Damage or • Injury might be recovered under and by virtue of any of the ' Powers or Authorities in the said Act contained, and which 'Value of the Food and Nourishment so to be supplied as afore' said such Justice was thereby fully authorized and empowered 'to ascertain, determine, and enforce as aforesaid; and every * Person who should have so supplied such Food and Nourish'ment as aforesaid should be at liberty, if he should so think fit, ' instead of proceeding for the Recovery of the Value thereof 'as last aforesaid, after the Expiration of Seven clear Days ' from the Time of impounding the same, to sell any such • Horse, Ass, or other Cattle or Animal openly at any public

Market (after having given Three Days public printed · Notice thereof) for the most Money that could be got for the bame, and to apply the Produce in discharge of the Value of

such Food and Nourishment so supplied as aforesaid and the • Expenses of and attending such Sale, rendering the Overplus • (if any) to the Owner of such Cattle or Animal ; and any ' such Persons as aforesaid neglecting or refusing to supply such

Cattle or Animal with such Food as aforesaid were made liable ' to certain Penalties : And whereas by an Act passed in the • Session of Parliament holden in the Twelfth and Thirteenth • Years of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act for the more 12 & 13 Vict,

effectual Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the said first-recited c. 92. ' Act and a certain other Act extending the Provisions of the * same to Ireland were repealed; and by the said Act of the

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· Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of Her Majesty it was enacted, " that every Person who should impound or confine, or cause to • be impounded or confined, in any Pound or Receptacle of the • like Nature, any Animal, should provide and supply during

• such Confinement a sufficient Quantity of fit and wholesome 1. Food and Water to such Animal, and every such Person who

• should refuse or neglect to provide and supply such Animal
• with such Food and Water as aforesaid should, for every such
• Offence, forfeit and pay a Penalty of Twenty Shillings; and

Power is thereby given in case of Neglect for a certain Time " to supply such Food and Water for any person to supply the

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• be paid by the owner of such Animal before such Animal is “ removed to the Person who shall supply the same, and the said « Costs may be recovered in like Manner as therein provided • for the Recovery of Penalties under the said Act; And ' whereas it is doubtful whether the last-recited Act gives any • Remedy to the Person impounding for the Recovery of a Como pensation for the Food and Water provided for any Animal, rand no Power is given to sell the Animal, although full

Provisions for those Purposes were contained in the said first• recited 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, as

follows: All Persons I. Every Person who since the passing of the said Act of who have

the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of Her Majesty has impounded impounded Animals, and or confined, or hereafter shall impound or confine as in the said provided Food, Act mentioned, any Animal, and has provided and supplied or &c. since

shall hereafter provide and supply such Animal with Food and passing of 12 & 13 Vict. Water as therein mentioned, shall and may and he is hereby c. 92., or authorized to recover of and from the Owner or Owners of shall hereafter

such Animal not exceeding double the Value of the Food and inipound, &c. may recover

Water so already or hereafter to be supplied to such Animal, in

like Manner as is by the said last-mentioned Act provided for Power to sell the Recovery of Penalties under the same Act; and every

& im Person who has supplied or shall hereafter supply such Food and after being impounded Seven Water shall be at liberty, if he shall so think fit, instead of proDays.

ceeding for the Recovery of the Value thereof as last aforesaid, after the Expiration of Seven clear Days from the Time of impounding the same to sell any such Animal openly at any public Market (after having given Three Days public printed Notice thereof) for the most Money that can be got for the same, and to apply the Produce in discharge of the Value of such Food and Water so supplied as aforesaid and the Expenses of and attending such Sale, rendering the Overplus (if any) to the

Owner of such Animal. Provision of II. And whereas by an Act passed in the Second and Third c. 47. as to the

he Years of Her present Majesty it was enacted, under a Penalty, using of Dogs' that Dogs should not be used for the Purposes of Draught

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Cap. 60, 61. 343 within the Metropolitan Police District, and it is desirable for Purposes of • that such Enactment should be extended to all Parts of the .

the Metropoli• United Kingdom :' Be it enacted, That any Person who shall, tan District exfrom and after the First Day of January One thousand eight tended to all hundred and fifty-five, on any public Highway in any Part of it

Of United Kingthe United Kingdom, use any Dog for the Purpose of drawing dom. or helping to draw any Cart, Carriage, Truck, or Barrow, shall forfeit and pay a Penalty not exceeding Forty Shillings for the First Offence, and not exceeding Five Pounds for the second and every subsequent Offence, such Penalties to be recovered in like Manner as is provided for the Recovery of Penalties under the Act of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of Her said Majesty.

III. The Words and Expressions to which a Meaning is Interpretation affixed by the said Act of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Years of of Terms. Her Majesty, and which are introduced into this Act, shall have the same Meaning in this Act, and the Word Animal shall in the said Act and in this Act mean any domestic Animal, whether of the Kind or Species particularly enumerated in Clause Twenty-nine of the said Act, or of any other Kind or Species whatever, and whether a Quadruped or not.

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CAP. LXI.
An Act to authorize the Application of a Sum of Money

out of the forfeited and unclaimed Army Prize Fund
in enlarging and improving the Royal Military
Asylum.

[31st July 1854.] W HEREAS by the Act of the Second Year of His late

W Majesty King William the Fourth, for consolidating • and amending the Laws relating to the Payment of Army ' Prize Money, the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea were authorized from Time to Time to appropriate such Sums of Money, forming a Part of the Prize Money then already forfeited or unclaimed, or thereafter to become

forfeited or unclaimed, as they might think expedient and • proper, to the general Service and Expenses of the said Royal • Hospital, or relating thereto: And whereas a Sum of Sixtyseven thousand eight hundred and eighty-four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Twopence Three Pounds per Centum Consolidated Bank Annuities, arisen from forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Ármy Prize Money, is now standing in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, to ' an Account intituled “ The Stock Account of the Paymaster • General and Secretary-at-War, as Trustees for the Army · Prize Fund:” And whereas the Royal Military Asylum at Chelsea for the Reception of the Children of Soldiers requires ' to be enlarged for the Reception of an additional Number of • Children, and it is expedient that a Part of the said Annuities should be applied in making such Enlargement and in improving

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