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be liable to be washed into the sea, &c. P. for every offence (not exceeding) 10. Recoverable, &c. as above, besides all expences in removing, &c. which are to be recovered as the penalties are recoverable. Ibid. s. 11. 21.

Casting ballast, &c. on shore otherwise than from the side of the ships, &c. nearest the shore, P. for every offence, &c. same as in last section. Ibid. s. 13. 21.

Taking ballast from the shore in harbours, &c. after prohibition published in the Gazette, P. 10l. Recoverable, &c. as above. Ibid. s. 14. 21.

Taking in and discharging ballast without using tarpaulins, P. 5l. Recoverable, &c. as above. Ibid. s. 15. 21.

Witnesses not attending after summons, P. 10l. Recoverable, &c. as above. Ibid. s. 14. 21.

Convictions to be according to form prescribed by act. Ibid. s. 23.


(See further, APPREHENSION OF Offenders, Hundred, and LARCENY, ante.)

If any person shall rob another of any chattel, money, or valuable security, on conviction shall suffer death; and if he shall take any such property from the person of another, or shall assault another with intent to rob him, or shall with menaces or by force demand any such property, with intent to steal the same, transportation for life, or not less than seven years, or imprisonment not exceeding four years, and if a male whipping in addition. 7 & 8 G. 4. c. 29. s. 6.


If any person shall accuse, or threaten to accuse another

any infamous crime, with a view or intent to extort or gain from him, and shall by intimidating him by such accusation or threat, extort or gain from him any chattel, money, &c. every such offender shall be deemed guilty of robbery, and punished accordingly. Id. s. 7.



If any person shall break and enter any church or chapel, and steal therein any chattel, or having stolen any chattel in any church or chapel, shall break out of the same; felony, death. 7 & 8 G. 4. c. 29. s. 10.

SEAMEN.-See SHIPMASTERS and their SEAMEN, under the head SERVANTS.


If any credible witness shall prove upon oath before a justice of the peace, a reasonable cause to suspect that any person has in his possession, or on his premises any property whatsoever, on or with respect to which any offence shall have been committed, the justice may grant a warrant to search for such property, as in the case of stolen goods. 7 & 8 G. 4. c. 29. s. 63.




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PERSONATING master, mistress, or other person, in giving a false character, either in writing, or vivá voce, P. 201. 32 G. 3. c. 56. s. 1. 6.

Asserting that a servant has been retained by himself, or any other person, for any time or in any capacity, that he or she has not, or left his service at any other time than he did, or stating any other false fact relative to his character

or time of service, or offering to be hired with any false or altered certificate of character, P. 201. for each offence. Ibid. s. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

R. J. 2. W. 1. and if not immediately paid with 10s. costs, or a recognizance with two sureties in 201. each, to answer at the sessions; commitment from one to three months, or till the penalty is paid with costs. A. half to the poor, half to the informer, who may be a witness. Ibid. s. 6. 7.

Ap. sessions, upon entering into a recognizance with two sureties in 201. each to try such appeal. Ibid. s. 10.


Persons to whom silk is entrusted to manufacture, selling or detaining it, or the buyer or receiver; on conviction on oath, J. 1. W. 1. shall make such satisfaction as the justice shall order. 13 & 14 C. 2. c. 15. s. 6. 8 & 9 W. 3. c. 36.

No more satisfaction to be given than damage proved. If not made within fourteen days, P. first offence, whipping, or the stocks; with increased severity for any subsequent offence, at the discretion of the justice. Ibid. s. 7.

May be committed till satisfaction is made, or punishment inflicted. 1 J. 1 W. 20 C. 2. c. 6.


Clothier, or person concerned in the woollen manufactory, paying workmen otherwise than in money, P. 207. R. distress, if not paid within fourteen days, and in default, commitment for not above three months, or till paid. J. 1. W. 1. A. half to the poor, half to the informer. Ap. sessions, on entering into sufficient recognizance to appear. 29 G. 2. c. 33. 1 G. 4. c. 93. s. 1.

Such person not paying his weaver his price, or wages in money, in two days after the work is done, P. 10s. R. and A. as above. 30 G. 2. c. 12.

Picker or weaver not returning tools, or damping the wool, P. commitment for one calendar month; conviction as above. 14 G. 3. c. 25. s. 1.

If the offender abscond, and there is cause to suspect that such tools or wool so damped are concealed, a justice, on information on oath, may issue a search-warrant; and if the articles are found, the peace-officer shall seize them, and bring the person in whose custody they are found before a justice; and if he cannot give a good account of them, he shall be punished as above; and the tools and wool, if not owned, shall be sold for the benefit of the poor. Ibid. s. 2.

Person accused desiring a reasonable time to produce the person he bought them of, or a witness to prove the sale, it shall be allowed; and the justice shall summon the parties to attend, and be examined on oath. The person suspected to enter into recognizance to appear, or be committed till the return of the summons. Ibid. s. 3.

Concealing ends of yarn, punishable in the same manner. Ibid. s. 4.

Ap. sessions, on giving notice at the time of conviction, and entering into sufficient recognizance to appear. Ibid. s. 7.

If person informed against, has previously been convicted of any offence against this act, justice shall commit him to the house of correction until the next sessions (unless he give sufficient sureties for his appearance), there to be dealt with as by the said act is directed. Ibid. s. 5. 6.

Informations to be within three months. Ibid. s. 10.


No master of a trading vessel shall proceed on a voyage (or by 31 G. 3. c. 39. in the coasting trade) without a written agreement with each mariner (except apprentices). P. 5l. for each mariner. R. distress, and in default, commitment till paid. J. 1. W. 1. 2 G. 2. c. 36. s. 1. 2.

Mariner deserting after agreement is signed, forfeits the wages due to him; and a justice on complaint of master, may cause him to be apprehended, and if he refuse to pro- -ceed on his voyage, without a sufficient reason, P. commitment from fourteen to thirty days. Ibid. s. 3. 4. 31 G. 3.

c. 39. s. 3.

Justice, on complaint of seamen, may hear and settle disputes about wages not exceeding 201. whose determination is final unless appealed against to Admiralty. On refusal to abide by determination of justice, R. distress on goods of master, and when no goods, then on ship. 59 G. 3. c. 38. s. 1. 2. 7 G. 4. c. 59.

Master of every merchant ship shall have on board at the time of the ship's clearing out from Great Britain, one apprentice, (under seventeen years of age, and duly indented for at least four years, and indenture enrolled,) for every ship exceeding eighty tons and under two hundred tons; for every ship of two hundred and under four hundred tons, two apprentices; of four hundred and under five hundred, three apprentices; of five hundred and under seven hundred, four apprentices; of seven hundred tons and upwards, five apprentices. P. 10l.; one moiety to be paid by the owner, and the other by the master. R. 1 J. residing within ten miles of the place of abode of the party complained of. 1 W. Distress, or commitment to the common gaol for three calendar months, or until paid. A. one third to Greenwich Hospital, one third to the seaman's hospital at the port where the forfeiture shall arise, and one third to the informer. 4 G. 4. c. 25. s. 2. 8.


Persons employed in clock and watch making trade, purloining, &c. any goods intrusted to them to manufacture, and persons receiving such goods, first offence, P. 20l. 1 J. 1 W. R. by commitment to house of correction to hard labour for fourteen days, unless forthwith paid; and if not

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