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making into Malt in the Couch Frame or on the Floor or • Kiln, or all or any of them, wetted or steeped in and arising • from, or pretended to have been wetted or steeped in and to I have arisen from, or denoted by its Place of Deposit in the • Malthouse to have been wetted or steeped in and to have • arisen from, one and the same Cistern, or one or more Cis

terns emptied into one and the same Couch Frame, under a · Penalty of Two hundred Pounds ;' be it further provided and enacted, That no Maltster or Maker of Malt shall incur or be subject to the said Penalty for or by reason of his having at the same Time Six Floors or Quantities of Corn or Grain making into Malt in the Couch Frame or on the Floor or Kiln, or all or any of them, wetted or steeped in and arising from one and the same Cistern or from one or more Cisterns emptied into one and the same Couch Frame.

XI. And be it enacted, That every Officer of Excise surveying Officer to enter any Maltster or Maker of Malt shall in respect of every wetting the Number of or steeping of Corn or Grain to be made into Malt, at his next Bushels charged Visit after the Quantity of Corn or Grain so wetted or steeped on each steeping. shall have been dried off into Malt and removed from the Kiln, enter on the Specimen the Number of Bushels of Malt with which the Maltster or Maker of Malt shall be chargeable on such wetting or steeping according to the best Gauge at any Time had on such Corn or Grain, showing in such Entry whether such Charge has arisen from the Cistern or Couch or the Floor or Kiln.

XII. And be it enacted, That this Act shall commence and Commencetake effect on the Tenth Day of October One thousand eight ment of Act. hundred and thirty-seven.

CAP. L.
An Act to facilitate the Conveyance of Lands and

Buildings for the Purposes of Two Acts passed
respectively in the Fifth and Sixth Years of His
late Majesty King William the Fourth.

[15th July 1837.]
: WHEREAS an Act was passed in the Fifth Year of the

Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, • intituled An Act for the Amendment and better Administration of 4&5W.4. c.76. the Laws relating to the Poor in England and Wales : And ," whereas another Act was passed in the Sixth Year of the Reign • of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to facilitate the Con- 5&6W.4.c.68.

veyance of Workhouses and other Property of Parishes and of Incorporations or Unions of Parishes in England and Wales : • And whereas Doubts are entertained as to whether the herein • recited Acts respectively apply to Lands or Buildings or other • Hereditaments of Copyhold or Customary Tenure; and it is • expedient that such Doubts should be removed, and that the « Provisions of the said Acts should be extended in some respects: Be it therefore enacted and declared by the Queen's most Ex

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cellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the

Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Provisions of

Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That recited Act to extend to Copy. the Provisions of the said herein recited Acts apply to and hold Lands, &c. comprise Lands and Buildings and other Hereditaments of

Copyhold or Customary Tenure, as well as Lands, Buildings

and other Hereditaments of Freehold Tenure. Provision for

II. And be it enacted, That whenever any Contract shall be
Enfranchise-
ment of Copy- entered into for the Purposes of the said recited Acts or either of
holds. them, or of this Act, respecting any Lands, Buildings, or other

Hereditaments of Copyhold or Customary Tenure, it shall be
lawful for the Poor Law Commissioners to direct that the
Difference in Value of such Lands or Buildings or other Here:
ditaments, as of Copyhold or Customary Tenure, and the Free-
hold or Fee Simple thereof, including therein the Value of any
Fine, Heriot, or Customary Due, Payment, or Rent, or any
Service capable of being valued, in respect of such Land or
Building or other Hereditaments, shall be ascertained by such
Means as they shall think fit; and that such Difference in Value
when so ascertained shall be paid to or invested for the Use
and Benefit of the Lord of the Manor of which such Lands or
Buildings or other Hereditaments shall be Parcel, or such other
Person as would be entitled to the Fines payable upon Death or
Alienation of the same, or to such Heriot, Dues, Payment, Rent,
or Service respectively; and upon and from the making of such
Payment or Investment such Lands or Buildings or other Here
ditaments shall thenceforth be deemed enfranchised and for ever
discharged from every Fine, Customary or Copyhold, Heriot,
Due, Payment, Rent, Suit, or Service; and such Lands and
Buildings and other Hereditaments shall thenceforth be and
remain of the Tenure of Free and Common Socage: Provided
always, that if any such Lord of the Manor or other Person be
under any legal Disability, the Powers of the said recited Acts,
and of every other Act for building, hiring, or purchasing
Workhouses, or for acquiring Lands for Workhouse Purposes,
enabling Persons under Disability to convey or otherwise dispose
of and deal with Property, shall apply to such Lord of the
Manor or other Person as amply and fully as if the Case had
been expressly provided for in such Acts or any of them : Pro-
vided also, that if such Lord of the Manor or other Person be
dissatisfied with such Valuation, and shall within Seven Days
after a Tender made to him of the Amount thereof, or after
Notice left at his last known Place of Residence, or with his
known Agent, of such Amount being ready to be paid to him or
invested as aforesaid, send Notice by the Post to the Poor Law
Commissioners of such Dissatisfaction, it shall be lawful for the
Poor Law Commissioners to direct a further Valuation to be
made, at or within such Period as they may see fit, by Two
Valuers, one to be named by the Poor Law Commissioners, and
the other by such Lord of the Manor or other Person, which
Two Persons so named shall previous to their entering on their
Valuation name a Third Valuer to be referred to in case they
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disagree,

disagree, and the Award of such Three Valuers, or any Two of them, shall be binding on all Parties; and on Payment or Investment, under the Provisions of the said recited Acts or any of them, or of this Act, of the Amount of such last-mentioned Valuation, such Lands or Buildings and other Hereditaments shall thenceforth be deemed enfranchised and discharged in manner aforesaid, and be and remain of the Tenure of Free and Common Socage: Provided always, that it shall be lawful for any Overseers, Guardians, Lord of the Manor, or other Person to complete any voluntary Agreement for the Purchase and Enfranchisement of any Copyhold or Customary Lands, Buildings, or other Hereditaments, under the Direction and with the Approbation of the Poor Law Commissioners, in like Manner as if such Agreement had been originally made under this Act, any thing in the said Acts or either of them, or in this Act, to the contrary notwithstanding; and in every such Case, if any Lord of the Manor or other Person be under legal Disability, the Power of the said recited Acts and of any other Act for building, hiring, or purchasing Workhouses, or for acquiring Lands for Workhouse Purposes, enabling Persons to convey or otherwise dispose of or deal with Property, shall apply to such Lord of the Manor or other Person as amply and fully as if the Case had been expressly provided for in such Acts or any of them.

III. And be it enacted, That when and so soon as any such Steward of Enfranchisement as aforesaid shall have been made it shall be Manor to enter

Certificate on lawful for the Steward of the Manor whereof the same Lands Rolls of the or Buildings were Parcel, and he is hereby required, on Receipt Manor, and to of a Certificate of such Valuation being made and Enfranchise furnish a Parchment effected, under the Hands and Seal of the Poor Law thereof to the Commissioners, to enter such Certificate on the Rolls or Books Poor Law of the said Manor, and to furnish a Copy of such Entry, written Commissioners. on Parchment, to the Poor Law Commissioners, or to such Person or Persons as they may direct, and to certify the same to be a true Extract under his Hand; and such Certificate or a Copy thereof under the Seal of the Poor Law Commissioners shall thenceforth be Evidence of such Enfranchisement.

IV. And be it enacted, That all Conveyances or Instruments Mode of by way of Sale or Exchange, or Assignment or Security or Conveyance. Transfer, to be made under the Authority of the said recited Acts or either of them, or of this Act, may be made in such Form as the Poor Law Commissioners shall by any Order or Orders signed by them and sealed with their Common Seal direct or approve of, or as near thereto as the Number of Parties, the Nature of the Interests, and the Circumstances of each Case will admit, and shall be valid and effectual in the Law, without Livery of Seisin being made, or any Bargain and Sale to vest Possession being executed, and without being enrolled.

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CAP. LI.
An Act to authorize a further Issue of Exchequer

Bills for Public Works and Fisheries and Employ-
ment of the Poor, and to amend the Acts relating
thereto.

[15th July 1837.] W VHEREAS an Act passed in the Fifty-seventh Year of

the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, 7 G. 9. c. 54. « intituled An Act to authorize the Issue of Exchequer Bills and

the Advance of Money out of the Consolidated Fund to a limited

Amount, for the carrying on of Public Works and Fisheries in the United Kingdom and Employment of the Poor in Great

• Britain, in manner therein mentioned : And whereas another 57 G. 3. c. 124. • Act passed in the same Session of Parliament, intituled An

Act to amend an Act made in the present Session of Parliament,

for authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills and the Advance of Money for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries and the Employment of the Poor : And whereas another Act passed in the First

• Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, 1 G. 4. C. 60. o intituled An Act to amend and continue Two Acts passed in the

Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty King George the Third, for authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills and the Advance of Money for carrying on of Public Works and Fisheries and

Employment of the Poor, and to extend the Powers of the Commissioners for executing the said Acts in Great Britain: And • whereas another Act passed in the First and Second Years of

• the Reign of His Majesty King George the Fourth, intituled 1 & 2 G.4. An Act to empower the Commissioners in Great Britain for the

Execution of several Acts for authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills for carrying on of Public Works and Fisheries and Employment of the Poor to extend the Time for the Payment of certain Advances under the said Acts : And whereas another Act passed

in the Third Year of the Reign of His said Majesty, intituled An Act to amend Two Acts of the Fifty-seventh Year of His late Majesty and the First Year of His present Majesty, for authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills and the Advance of Money for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries and Employment of the Poor, and to authorize a further Issue of Exchequer Bills for the Purposes of the said Acts : And whereas another

« Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of His said late 4 G. 4. c. 63. Majesty, intituled An Act to authorize the Advance of Money by

the Commissioners under several Acts for the Issue of Exchequer Bills for Public Works, for the building, rebuilding, enlarging, or repairing of Gaols in England : And whereas another Act

passed in the Fifth Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, • intituled An Act to amend and render more effectual the several Acts for the issuing of Exchequer Bills for Public Works : And « whereas another Act passed in the said last-mentioned Year, • intituled An Act to amend the Acts for the Issue of Exchequer Bills for Public Works : And whereas another Act passed in • the Sixth Year of His said late Majesty's Reign, intituled An

c. 111.

3 G. 4. c. 86.

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Act to render more effectual the several Acts for authorizing

Advances for carrying on Public Works, so far as relates to · Ireland : And whereas another Act passed in the Seventh · Year of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act 76.4. c. 30.

to amend the several Acts for authorizing Advances for currying

on Public Works, and to extend the Provisions thereof in certain Cases : And whereas another Act passed in the Seventh and

Eighth Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to amend an Act of the First Year of His present Majesty, 7&8G. 4. c.12. for the Advance of Money for carrying on Public Works in Ire• land: And whereas another Act passed in the said last-men• tioned Year, intituled An Act for the further Amendment and 7&8 G. 4.c.47. Extension of the Powers of the several Acts authorizing Advances for carrying on Public Works : And whereas another Act passed in the First and Second Years of His late Majesty King

William the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend several Acts 1& 2 W.4. c.24. ' passed for authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills and the

Advance of Money for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries and Employment of the Poor, and to authorize a further Issue of Exchequer Bills for the Purposes of the said Acts : And whereas another Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty, intituled An Act to amend 3&4W.4. c. 32.

the several Acts authorizing Advances for carrying on Public Works : And whereas another Act passed in the Fourth and · Fifth Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty, intituled An Act to amend several Acts for authorizing the Issue of Exche- 4&5W.4. c. 72.

quer Bills for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries and Employment of the Poor, and to authorize a further Issue of Exchequer * Bills for the Purposes of the said Åcts : And whereas sundry • Advances have been made by the Commissioners appointed for the said recited Acts for the Purposes and under the • Regulations in the said Acts respectively contained, and Appli

cations have been made and are by several Acts authorized to be made to the said Commissioners for other Advances, • which the Funds remaining at their Disposal are insufficient 'to meet; and it is therefore expedient that further Advances

of Exchequer Bills should be placed at the Disposal of the said Commissioners, for the like Purposes and subject to

the like Terms and Conditions mentioned in the said recited Acts or any of them, or in any Act or Acts of Parliament 'having reference thereto, except so far as such Terms and Conditions may be altered or extended by this 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, That it shall be lawful for Her Majesty the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by Warrant or Warrants may authorize under Her Royal Sign Manual, to authorize the Commissioners sioners of the of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Treasury to Britain and Ireland, now or for the Time being, or any Three issue Excheor more of them, or the Lord High Treasurer of the United

exceeding Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for the Time being, to 500,0001. [No.23. Price 2d.]

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