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( the said Acts and Bills were first moved, but have become
• incorrect by reason of the Accession of our Sovereign Lady
Victoria, the Queen that now is : And whereas it is expedient
' to guard against any Doubt which may therefrom arise :' 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 assemWrong Refer- bled, and by the Authority of the same, That every Act of this invalidate Acts present Session of Parliament which shall have received the of the present

Royal Assent subsequent to the Demise of His late Majesty,
Session. and in which any Act of Parliament passed in the Reign of

His late Majesty shall be referred to, either by way of Recital,
Reference, Enactment, or otherwise, as if His Majesty still
continued to reign, shall be taken to refer to every such last-
.mentioned Act of Parliament correctly as of the Reign of His
late Majesty, and that no such incorrect or mistaken Reference
as is herein-before recited shall in anywise impeach or affect
any Act of Parliament passed or to be passed in this present
Session of Parliament, or any Clause or Provision thereof.

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CAP. LXI.
An Act to extend an Exemption granted by an Act of

the last Session of Parliament from the Duties of
Assessed Taxes, in respect of certain Carriages with
less than Four Wheels, and to amend the Laws
relating to the said Duties. [15th July 1837.]
VHEREAS by several Acts passed respectively in the

Forty-third, Forty-eighth, and Fifty-second Years of the
Reign of King George the Third certain Duties of Assessed
• Taxes were granted and made payable in respect of Carriages
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• certain lower Rates of the said Duties were made payable in

respect of certain inferior Descriptions of such Carriages • called “ Taxed Carts,” provided the Owner's Christian and « Surname and Place of Abode, and other Particulars in the

said Acts respectively mentioned, should be painted on such • Carriages in the Manner therein mentioned, in Words at full • Length, each of the Letters thereof being at least One Inch « in Length and of a Breadth in proportion: And whereas by an • Act passed in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George • the Fourth the said Carriages called “ Taxed Carts," having • such Particulars so painted thereon as aforesaid, were wholly

exempted from the said Duties: And whereas by an Act
• passed in the Third and Fourth Years of the Reign of His
• sate Majesty King William the Fourth the Duties of Assessed
· Taxes were repealed in respect of certain other inferior Car-
• riages with less than Four Wheels, provided such Carriages

were built and constructed in the Manner specified in the
said last-mentioned Act, and provided that every such Car-
riage shall have the Christian and Surname or Names

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' and Places of Abode, Occupation or Calling of the Owner

or Owners marked or painted thereon in Roman Characters, . and in Words at Length, each of the Letters being at least • One Inch in Height, and of a proper and proportionate • Breadth: And whereas by an Act passed in the Sixth and • Seventh Years of the Reign of His said late Majesty a further • Exemption was granted from the said Duties of Assessed • Taxes in respect of certain other Carriages with less than Four • Wheels, provided, amongst other things, that every such Car

riage respectively should have the Christian Name and Sur' name, and Place of Abode, and Occupation or Calling of the • Owner and of every Owner thereof, painted in Words at • Length; and in legible and conspicuous Roman Letters or • Characters, Two Inches at the least in Height, and of a proper • and proportionate Breadth, upon the Outside of such Carriage, ' in manner in the said last-recited Act mentioned: And whereas

it is expedient to allow the said last-mentioned Exemption in • Cases where such Letters or Characters so painted as aforesaid • shall be of a less Height than Two Inches, provided the same • shall be of the Height of One Inch at the least :' 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 upon all Assessments made Exemption or to be made for any Year commencing from or at any Time granted by after the Fifth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and extended to thirty-seven the said last-mentioned Exemption shall extend to Two-wheel every such Carriage in that Behalf mentioned and described Carriages,

having certain in the said last-recited Act whereon the several Particulars in Particulars the said last-recited Act specified shall be painted, in the Manner painted thereon therein mentioned, in distinct Words at Length, and in legible Ineh in Height. and conspicuous Roman Letters or Characters One Inch at the least in Height, and of a proper and proportionate Breadth.

II. . And whereas by the Acts in force relating to the Duties Carriages need • of Assessed Taxes all Coachmakers and Makers of Carriages, in the Accounts • and all Sellers of Carriages by Auction or on Commission, and Returns of

and all Persons letting to Hire any Carriages, are respectively Coachmakers • required to enter in a Book an Account of all Carriages by otherwise than • them respectively built and constructed for Sale, or sold or let by the Number to Hire, containing, amongst other Particulars, a Description of Wheels

of every such Carriage, distinguishing the Number of Wheels thereof.

of each; and all such Persons as aforesaid are also required • to deliver a true Copy in Writing of every such Entry, verified

on Oath or Affirmation, to the Assessor or Assessors of the • Parish or Place in which they respectively reside, or to the • Surveyor or Inspector of the said Duties : And whereas the

describing of such Carriages has been found to be attended ' with Difficulty and Inconvenience to the Persons required to • make such Entries and to deliver Copies thereof as aforesaid ;' for the Relief of such Persons, be it enacted, That in any such Entry as aforesaid it shall not be necessary to describe any (No.25. Price 2d.]

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Carriage further or otherwise than by stating the Number of
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III. • And whereas by an Act passed in the Forty-third · Year of the Reign of King George the Third, for repealing • the several Duties under the Management of the Commis• sioners for the Affairs of Taxes, and granting new Duties « in lieu thereof, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, the • respective Commissioners of the Duties of Assessed Taxes are ' thereby required, as soon as the Assessment of the said Duties • shall be made, to issue out and deliver to the respective Col• lectors their Warrants for the speedy and effectual levying and • collecting the said Duties as the same shall become payable ' as therein mentioned; and it is thereby enacted that such • Part thereof as cannot be so levied and collected may be reco* verable as a Debt upon Record to the King's Majesty, His • Heirs and Successors, with full Costs of Suit, and all Charges ! attending the same: And whereas by another Act passed in

• the said Forty-third Year of the Reign of King George the 49 G. 3. c. 99. • Third, intituled An Act for consolidating certain of the Provi

' sions contained in any Act or Acts relating to the Duties under the Management of the Commissioners for the Affairs of Taxes, and

for amending the same, it is enacted, that the Commissioners of · Taxes shall make out their Schedules, containing the Sums discharged from Assessment for any Cause specially allowed

by Law, and the Sums with which each and every Defaulter • ought to be charged, and the Sums which shall not have been • collected by occasion of the Collector's Neglect, and which • ought to be re-assessed on the Parish, Ward, or Place, and

shall cause the said several Particulars to be inserted in a Sche• dule fairly written on Parchment, under the Hands and Seals * of such Commissioners, or any Two or more of them, contain• ing the Names and Surnames of the said Collectors, and the

same to be delivered to the Receiver General, to be returned · by such Receiver General into His Majesty's Court of Exche

quer, whereupon every Person so making Default of Payment, • and each Parish, Ward, or Place so in default, may be charged

by Process of Court, according to the Course thereof in that • Behalf: And whereas by an Act passed in the Fifth and

Sixth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King William 5 & 6 W. 4. c.20. “ the Fourth, intituled An Act to consolidate certain Offices in

the Collection of the Revenues of Stamps and Taxes, and to amend the Laws relating thereto, it is enacted, that all such Schedules

as aforesaid which shall be made out at any Time after the • Commencement of the said Act shall be delivered over or • transmitted by the Receiver General, Receiving Inspector, or

other Receiver to whom the same shall have been delivered ( to the Commissioners of Stamps and Taxes, and shall be

deposited and remain in the Head Office of the said last-men« tioned Commissioners; and that the Production of any

Schedule so deposited, and purporting to contain the Name or • Names of any such Defaulter or Defaulters as aforesaid, shall

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be conclusive Evidence against any Person named therein as making Default of Payment, and against every Parish, Ward, or Place named therein as in default of the Sum or

Sums mentioned in any such Schedule being due and owing ' and in arrear and unpaid to His Majesty, His Heirs and

Successors, unless Payment thereof shall be proved; and that

every such Sum shall be recoverable from the Person and • Persons making Default of Payment thereof as a Debt upon • Record to the King's Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, with * full Costs of Suit, and all Charges attending the same: And

whereas Doubts have arisen as to the Construction of the said • Acts, and it is expedient to amend the same: Be it therefore enacted, That all and every the said Duties of Assessed Taxes For removing contained, charged, or assessed in or by any Assessment already Doubts as to made or to be at any Time hereafter made may be sued or pro- proceeding secuted for and recovered, with full Costs of Suit and all Charges against Deattending the same, of and from the Person and Persons

respectively charged therewith, in Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer Arrears of

Recovery of at Westminster, by Information in the Name of Her Majesty's Assessed Taxes. Attorney General, as a Debt or Debts due to the Queen's Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors, or by any other Ways or Means whereby any Debt of Record or otherwise due to the Queen's Majesty, Her Heirs or Successors, can or may at any Time be sued or prosecuted for or recovered, as well as by the summary Means specially provided by the said Acts or any of them for levying the said Duties; and in any Proceeding for the Recovery of any of the said Duties, the Production of any Schedule made or purporting to be made in pursuance of the said Act in that Behalf passed in the Forty-third Year of the Reign of King George the Third, and purporting to contain the Name or Names of any such Defaulter or Defaulters as aforesaid, shall be sufficient Evidence of the Sum or Sums mentioned in any such Schedule having been duly charged and assessed upon such Defaulter or Defaulters respectively, and of the same being due and owing, and in arrear and unpaid to Her Majesty, Her Heirs and Successors.

CAP. LXII.
An Act to authorize Her Majesty, until Six Months

after the Commencement of the next Session of Par-
liament, to carry into immediate Execution, by Orders
in Council

, any Treaties, Conventions, or Stipulations made with any Foreign Power or State for the Sup

pression of the Slave Trade. [15th July 1837.] : WHEREAS the Two Houses of Parliament did, by their

Addresses of June the Sixth One thousand eight hundred and six, June the Twenty-seventh One thousand eight ' hundred and fourteen, July the Ninth One thousand eight • hundred and seventeen, July the Seventh One thousand eight hundred and nineteen, and May the Ninth One thousand eight hundred and thirty-five, request Their late most Gracious

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Majesties King George the Third and King William the
Fourth to conclude Treaties for the effectual Suppression of
the Slave Trade : And whereas Her Majesty is at the present
Time engaged in negotiation with certain Foreign Powers for

the Purpose of concluding such Treaties with them: And ' whereas it may happen that some such Treaties may be con

cluded during the Time that Parliament is not sitting: And

whereas in such Case Delay would take place in carrying ' into execution the Stipulations of such Treaties, and much

Crime might be perpetrated during the Interval that might

elapse between the Ratification of such Treaties and the Time • when Parliament might pass Acts authorizing the Crown to carry

the same into execution : And whereas it would materially tend to further the Accomplishment of the Objects • which the Two Houses of Parliament had in view when they o addressed Their said late Majesties as aforesaid, if the Crown

were to be empowered to carry such Treaties into immediate • Execution :' 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 Her Majesty Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That may, by Order

it shall be lawful for Her Majesty, by any Order or Orders in in Council, direct that Council, to direct that such Treaties or Conventions and all Treaties for Stipulations contained therein, and also all additional Stipulathe Suppression tions to any former Treaties or Conventions which Her Majesty Trade be carried may have concluded or may hereafter conclude with any Foreign into immediate Power or State for the more effectual Suppression of the Slave Execution.

Trade, shall be carried into immediate Execution, and for that Purpose to declare and direct in such Orders of Council that all Searches, Examinations, Detentions, Seizures, Condemnations, and Sales of Ships or Vessels detained, seized, or captured for any Violations of the Provision of any such Treaties, Conventions, or Stipulations, shall be legal; and also by any such Order or Orders in Council to establish Tribunals for the trying and deciding all Questions which may arise under such Treaties, Conventions, or Stipulations, and for the Condemnation of any such Vessels as aforesaid, and for punishing the Violation of any such Treaties, Conventions, or Stipulations, and for adjudging and enforcing the Payment of any Penalties for any such Violation, or to authorize any Tribunal which may have been heretofore established to act in relation to the enforcing such Treaties, Conventions, or Stipulations aforesaid; and also to authorize the Payment of such Bounties as are allowed in any Act or Acts of Parliament now in force for the Suppression of the Slave Trade to the Persons detaining, seizing, or capturing any such Vessels; and it shall be lawful for Her Majesty in any such Order or Orders in Council to declare that all Clauses and Provisions, Powers, and Authorities contained in, and all Penalties and Forfeitures imposed by any Act or Acts of Parliament now in force for the carrying into execution or giving effect to any Treaty, Convention, or Stipulation here. tofore made with any Foreign Power or State, or in any other

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