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Chapter Thirty-three, for Police and other Purposes, are .
authorized to be made, levied, and recovered, and as if such
Magistrates and Council were Commissioners elected under
that Act, and the said Assessments were Part of the general
Assessments authorized to be thereby made.

X. The Magistrates and Council shall provide and keep Accounts of the Books in which shall be entered true and regular Accounts of Magistrates and their Receipts, Payments, and Liabilities with reference to the

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uce, to the lation to this Execution of this Act, to be called “ The Public Libraries Act to be open Account," and such Books shall at all reasonable Times be open to Inspection. to the Inspection of every Person liable to be assessed by virtue of this Act, without Fee or Reward, who respectively may take Copies of or make Extracts from such Books without paying for the same; and in case such Magistrates and Council, or any of them respectively, or any of their respective Officers or Servants having the Custody of such Books, shall not permit the same Accounts to be inspected, or Copies of or Extracts from the same to be made or taken, every Person so offending shall for every such Offence forfeit any Sum not exceeding Five Pounds.

XI. The Boundaries of Parliamentary Burghs, Royal Burghs, Boundaries of Burghs of Regality and of Barony, shall for the Purposes of Burghs, &c. this Act be the same as the Boundaries declared for such Burghs by and for the Purposes of the said Act of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Years of Her present Majesty, Chapter Thirty-three.

XII. The Magistrates and Council of any Burgh may from Lands, &c. may Time to Time appropriate for the Purposes of this Act any be appropriated, Land or Buildings vested in them, and also purchase, feu, or pent

purchased, or rent any Land, and may, upon any Land so appropriated, Purposes of rented, feued, or purchased respectively, erect any Buildings this Act. suitable for Public Libraries or Museums, or both, and may alter and extend any Buildings for such Purposes, and repair and improve the same respectively, and fit up, furnish, and supply the same respectively with all requisite Furniture, Fittings, and Conveniences.

XIII. All the Clauses and Provisions of the “ Lands Clauses Certain Clauses Consolidation Act (Scotland),1845,” with respect to the Purchase of 8 & 9 Vict. of Lands by Agreement, and with respect to the Purchase Money C. 19. incorpo. or Compensation coming to Parties having limited Interests, Act. or prevented from treating, or not making a Title, and also with respect to Conveyances of Lands, so far as the same Clauses and Provisions respectively are applicable to the Cases contemplated by the last Section, shall be incorporated in this Act; and the Expression “ the Special Act,” used in the said Clauses and Provisions, shall be construed to mean this Act; and the Expression “ the Promoters of the Undertaking,” used in the same Clauses and Provisions, shall be construed to mean the Magistrates and Council of the Burgh in question.

XIV. The Magistrates and Council of any Burgh may sell Lands, &c. any Lands vested in them for the Purposes of this Act, or may be sold

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exchange the same for any Lands better adapted for the Purposes; and the Monies to arise from such Sale, or to be received for Equality of Exchange, or a sufficient Part thereof, shall be applied in or towards the Purchase of other Lands

better adapted for such Purposes. General XV. The general Management, Regulation, and Control of Management to be vested in

to such Libraries and Museums shall be vested in and exercised

suc Magistrates and by the Magistrates and Council of the Burgh, or such ComCouncils. mittee as they respectively may from Time to Time appoint

(the Members whereof need not be Magistrates or Councillors), who may from Time to Time purchase and provide the necessary Fuel, Lighting, and other similar Matters, Books, Maps, and Specimens of Art and Science, for the Use of the Library or Museum, and cause the same to be bound or repaired when necessary, and appoint salaried Officers and Servants, and dismiss the same, and make Rules and Regulations for the

Safety and Use of the Libraries and Museums, and for the Property of Admission of Visitors; and the Lands so to be appropriated,

purchased, or rented as aforesaid, and all other Real and to be vested in

Personal Property whatever presented to or purchased for any
Library or Museum established under this Act, shall be vested

in such Magistrates and Councils. Admissions to XVI. The Admission to all Libraries and Museums Museum to be free.

established under this Act shall be open to the Public free
of all Charge.

CAP. LXV.
An Act for further continuing certain temporary Pro-

visions concerning Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Eng-
land.

[31st July 1854.] " W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Session holden in

W the Tenth and Eleventh Years of the Reign of Her 10 & 11 Vict. O present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Law as to c. 98.

Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in England, by which it was renacted, that certain of the Provisions therein contained

should continue until the First Day of August One thousand r eight hundred and forty-eight, and, if Parliament were then

sitting, until the End of the then Session of Parliament; and o such Provisions have been continued by sundry Acts until " the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and

fifty-four, and to the End of the then next Session of ParliaCertain Provi. (ment: And whereas it is expedient that the said Provisions

f recited should be further continued : Be it therefore enacted by the Act further continued. 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 Provisions of the said Act shall continue until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and fifty-five, and to the End of the then next Session of Parliament.

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CAP. LXVI.
An Act to continue the Exemption of Inhabitants from

Liability to be rated as such in respect of Stock in
Trade or other Property to the Relief of the Poor.

[31st July 1854.] " W HEREAS an Act was passed in the Fourth Year of the

" Reign of Her present Majesty, intituled An Act to 3 & 4 Vict. exempt until the Thirty-first Day of December One thousand c. 89.

eight hundred and forty-one Inhabitants of Parishes, Townships and Villages from Liability to be rated as such in respect

of Stock in Trade or other Property to the Relief of the Poor :

And whereas the said Act has been since continued by sundry ' Acts until the First Day of October in the Year One " thousand eight hundred and fifty-four, and to the End of the

then next Session of Parliament; and it is expedient that the • said Act should be further continued :' 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, That the said Act shall continue in force until the First Recited Act Day of October in the Year One thousand eight hundred and

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tinued. fifty-five.

. CAP. LXVII. An Act to facilitate the Purchase of Common, Com

monable, and other Rights by the Principal Officers

of Her Majesty's Ordnance. [31st July 1854.] "W HEREAS it is expedient that greater Facilities should

be given to the Principal Officers of Her Majesty's • Ordnance to purchase Common, Commonable, and other • Rights:' Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, and 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. It shall be lawful for the Principal Officers for the Time Principal Offibeing of Her Majesty's Ordnance (if they shall think proper so cers of Ordto do) to use and avail themselves of all the Powers and Pro- nance may

avail themselves visions contained in the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, of certain for the Purpose of ascertaining, making, and paying Com- Powers conpensation for and extinguishing all Rights of Common, Com

8 & 9 Vict. monable, and other Rights in, over, or affecting any Lands the č. 18. as to exSoil of which has at any Time been or shall hereafter be tinguishing purchased or taken by the said Principal Officers, under the Rights

Common, &c. Act of the Fifth and Sixth Victoria, Chapter Ninety-four, and for such Purpose the Principal ()fficers for the Time being of Her Majesty's Ordnance shall be deemed and taken to be Promoters of an Undertaking within the Meaning of the said Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and all the Powers

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and Provisions of the last-mentioned Act may, if necessary, be treated as if they had been contained in the said Act of the Fifth and Sixth Victoria, Chapter Ninety-four, for the Purpose of being used or made available by the said Principal Officers for the Time being: Provided always, that nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect the Powers and Authorities of the Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance for the

Time being under the last-mentioned Statute. Power of

II And in case the said Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Valuer appointed under

Board of Ordnance shall have purchased or shall hereafter Inclosure Act to purchase any Land, and the Common, Commonable, and other cease on Pur- Rights in and over the same, and a Valuer shall have been chase of Common Rights by

appointed in the Matter of any Inclosure Proceeding in respect Ordnance. of such Lands under the Provisions of “ The Acts for the

Inclosure, Exchange, and Improvement of Land,” the Duties and Powers of such Valuer in relation to the Land so purchased shall, upon Payment of the Purchase Money for such Common, Commonable, and other Rights over the same, cease and determine, and the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales shall, by an Order under their Seal, award such Amount of Compensation to such Valuer as they shall deem just to be paid by the said Principal Officers, and such Valuer shall be bound to accept the same as a full Compensation for his Services in the Matter of the said Inclosure, so far as respects the Land, and

Common, Commonable, and other Rights so purchased. Purchase may III. Any Purchase of the Soil of any Lands, or of any be made

Common, Commonable, or other Rights in or over the same, although Inclosure Pro

which shall be made under the Provisions of any Act of Parliaceedings ment, shall be valid in Law to all Intents and Purposes, pending although at the Time of such Purchase Proceedings for an

Inclosure of such Lands were or shall be proceeding.

CAP. LXVIII.
An Act to provide for the Application of certain Stock

purchased with Monies which arose from the Sale
of Part of the Land Revenues of the Crown in
Ireland.

[31st July 1854. W HEREAS there is now standing in the Names of the "W Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury Forty-one " thousand one hundred and seventy-six Pounds and Tenpence * Three Pounds Five Shillings per Centum Bank Annuities ' in the Books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, purchased with Monies which arose from the Sales of ' certain Quitrents and other Hereditaments, Part of the • Possessions and Land Revenues of the Crown in Ireland, ' such Sales having been made under the Authority of an Act

passed in the Session of Parliament held in the Third Year

of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Fourth, « Chapter Sixty-three, by which Act it was provided that no

Part Part of the Stock, Funds, or Annuities to be purchased with the Monies to arise from any Sale thereby authorized should • at any Time be transferred or transferable without the

Authority of Parliament: And whereas it is expedient that

the said Forty-one thousand one hundred and seventy-six · Pounds and Tenpence Three Pounds Five Shillings per Centum Bank Annuities should be applied as herein-after "mentioned:' 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:

I. The said Forty-one thousand one hundred and seventy-six Stock purPounds and Tenpence Three Pounds Five Shillings per Centum

chased with

. Bank Annuities so as aforesaid standing in the Names of the from Sales of Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury in the Books of the Crown Estates Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland shall be

De under 3 G. 4. applicable to the same Purposes and be transferable in the same c. 63. to be Manner in all respects as if the same Annuities had been applicable to purchased with Monies arising froin Sales of Portions of the same

as Vonies Possessions and Land Revenues of the Crown in Ireland made arising from in pursuance of the Powers contained in an Act passed in the Sales in Ireland Session of Parliament holden in the Tenth Year of the Reign un of His said Majesty King George the Fourth, Chapter Fifty, and by which said last-mentioned Act Monies arising from the Sales made in pursuance thereof are authorized to be invested in the Purchase of Lands and Hereditaments to become Part of the Possessions and Land Revenues of the Crown.

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CAP. LXIX.

An Act to indemnify Local Boards of Health as regards

rating for the Repair of Highways, under the Public Health Act, 1848.

[31st July 1854.] "W HEREAS Doubts have arisen, under the Provisions of

the Public Health Act, 1848, whether the Money • requisite for the Repair of Highways in Districts under the • Public Health Act, 1848, should be raised by Highway • Rates or by General District Rates; and it is expedient to « indemnify Local Boards of Health who have repaired High• ways out of Rates the legal Applicability of which to the • Purpose of such Repair is doubtful:' 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, That

I. No Highway Rate made before the passing of this Act by Highway Rate any Local Board of Health shall, nor shall the Application not

deemed invalid. thereof, be deemed invalid or illegal by reason of such Rate having been made or applied, wholly or in part, for defraying

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