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1 & 2 VICT., CAP. 98.—An Act to Provide for the Conveyance

of the Mails by Railways
3 & 4 VICT., CAP. 97.-An Act for Regulating Railways
5 & 6 VICT., CAP. 55.–An Act for the better Regulation of

Railways, and for the Conveyance of Troops
7 & 8 VICT., CAP. 85.-An Act to attach certain Conditions

to the Construction of future Railways authorized, or to
be authorized, by any Act of the present or succeeding
Sessions of Parliament, and for other Purposes in rela-

tion to Railways
8 VICT, CAP. 17.–An Act for Consolidating in One Act cer-

tain Provisions usually inserted in Acts with respect to
the Constitution of Companies incorporated for carrying

on Undertakings of a Public Nature in Scotland
8 VICT., CAP. 19.-- An Act for Consolidating in One Act cer-

tain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the
taking of Lands for Undertakings of a Public Nature in

Scotland
8 & 9 VICT., CAP. 33.- An Act for Consolidating in One Act

certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing

the making of Railways in Scotland
8 & 9 VICT., CAP. 96.—An Act to restrict the Powers of selling

or leasing Railways contained in certain Acts of Parlia-

ment relating to such Railways
9 Vict., CAP. 20.–An Act to amend an Act of the Second Year

of her present Majesty, for providing for the Custody
of certain Monies paid, in pursuance of the Standing
Orders of either House of Parliament, by Subscribers
to Works or Undertakings to be effected under the

Authority of Parliament
9 & 10 VICT., CAP. 28.—An Act to facilitate the Dissolution of

certain Railway Companies
9 & 10 VICT., CAP. 57.–An Act for Regulating the Gange of

Railways
9 & 10 VICT., CAP. 105.-An Act for constituting Commis-

sioners of Railways

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PROVISIONS IN THESE ACTS

WHICH HAVE BEEN AMENDED OR REPEALED.

1 & 2 Vict., c. 98, s. 1-(so far as relates to the Rate of Speed of

Mail Trains.)- Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 11. 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 1 & 2–(Opening of Railways.)-Repealed by

the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 3. s. 5. (Officers of Railway Company ineligible to the Appointment as Inspectors of Railways.) — Repealed by the 7 & 8

Vict., c. 85, s. 15. s. 11 & 12. (Prosecutions to enforce Provisions of Railway

Acts.)-Repealed by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, ss. 16 & 18. s. 13. (Railway Servants guilty of Misconduct.)- Amended by

the 5 & 6 Vict., 55, s. 17. 5 & 6 VICT., c. 55, s. 20-(Conveyance of Military and Police.)

Amended by the 7 & 8 Vict., c. 85, s. 20. The Provisions which have been Amended or Repealed, are printed

in Italic Type.

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BOARD OF TRADE—The Provisions applying to the Board of Trade

to be deemed to apply to the Commissioners of Railways.

9 & 10 Vict., c. 105, s. 2, BRANCH RAILWAYS. — Provisions empowering Justices to decide

Disputes.—Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., C. 97, s. 18. BYE LAWS.—Provisions requiring the approval or concurrence of

any Justice of the Peace, Court of Quarter Sessions, &c.

Repealed by the 3 & 4 Vict., c. 97, s. 10. CARRIAGES. - Provisions restricting the Weight to Four Tons.

Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 16. LEVEL CROSSINGS.—Provisions requiring Gates to he kept closed

across the Railway.-Repealed by the 5 & 6 Vict., c. 55, s. 9. SELLING OR LEASING RAILWAYS.-Restricted by the 8 & 9 Vict.

c. 96, s. 1.

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PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS

RELATING TO

RAILWA Y S.

1 & 2 Vict. cap. 98. An Act to provide for the Conveyance of the Mails

by Railways. [14th August, 1838.] WHEREAS it is expedient that provision should be made Preamble. by law for the conveyance of the mails by railways at a reasonable rate of charge to the public :

1. Be it enacted, by the Queen's most excellent Majesty, Conveyance by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual of Mails. and temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, That in all Postmaster cases of railways already made or in progress, or to be General hereafter made within the United Kingdom, by which may require passengers or goods shall be conveyed in or upon carriages company drawn or impelled by the power of steam, or by any loco- to convey motive or stationary engines, or animal or other power

the mails whatever, it shall be lawful for the Postmaster-General, on their by notice in writing under his hand delivered to the com

railway, pany of proprietors of any such railway, to require that the mails or post letter bags shall, from and after the day to be named in any such notice, (being not less than twenty-eight days from the delivery thereof,) be conveyed and forwarded by such company on their railway, either by the ordinary trains of carriages, or by special trains, as either by need may be, at such hours or times in the day or night ordinary as the Postmaster-General shall direct, together with the or special guards appointed and employed by the Postmaster-General trains, with in charge thereof, and any other officers of the post-office;

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other oifiand thereupon the said company shall, from and after the day to be named in such notice, at their own costs, provide sufficient carriages and engines on such railways for the conveyance of such mails and post letter bags to the satisfaction of the Postmaster-General, and receive, take up, carry, and convey by such ordinary or special trains of carriages or otherwise, as need may be, all such mails or post letter bags as shall for that purpose be tendered to them, or any of their officers, servants, or agents, by any officer of the post-office and also receive take up, carry,

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