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in such house, lodging, or place, who shall appear to have been privy thereto. Ibid. s. 34.

The master or commander, or other officer of any ship or vessel (except his majesty's ships), while in the river Thames, between Westminster Bridge and Blackwall, keeping any gun on board shotted or loaded with ball, or causing or permitting any gun to be fired before sun-rising or after sunsetting, P. on every gun so kept shotted or loaded 5s., and for every gun fired 10s.; and master, commander, or other officer of any such ship or vessel, or any person on board any barge, lighter, boat, or other craft or vessel, while such ship, barge, lighter, boat, craft, or vessel, shall be in the said river between Westminster Bridge and Blackwall, heating or melting, or permitting to be heated or melted by fire, loggerheat shot, or any other means, on board any ship, barge, &c. any pitch, tar, rosin, grease, tallow, oil, or other combustible matter, P. for every such offence (not exceeding) 5l.; and any one of the justices of the Thames police-office, or any other justice within his jurisdiction, on information within ten days next after any such offence, may summon the party accused, and witnesses on either side, or after oath made of the commission of any of the facts above mentioned by 1 W., may issue a warrant to apprehend the party accused; and upon the party appearing, or not appearing, (upon the proof of notice given), such justice shall proceed to the examination of witnesses on oath, and on proof thereof, either by the voluntary confession of the party, or oath of 1 W., to give judgment or sentence, and if convicted, commitment to prison for not exceeding two months, unless the penalty sooner paid. Ap. to the next general quarter-sessions, on giving immediate notice of such appeal, and finding security. Ibid. s. 36.

Breaking Packages, &c.-Persons employed in the loading, landing, or warehousing goods, wilfully, negligently, or care

lessly causing or suffering to be broken, bruised, pierced, started, cut, torn, or otherwise injured, any cask, box, chest, bag, or other package, containing any goods, while on board of any barge, lighter, or any craft, lying in the river, or any dock, &c., or in going to or from any warehouse to which such package shall be removing, with intent that the contents of such package, or any part thereof, may be spilled or dropped; a misdemeanor. P. as below. Ibid. s. 38.

Materials, furniture, stores, or merchandize, belonging to or being part of the cargo of any ship or vessel lying in the said river, &c., or any other articles unlawfully obtained from any such ship, wilfully let fall or thrown into the river, or in any other manner directly or purposely conveyed away, or endeavoured to be conveyed away, from any ship, boat, barge, lighter, craft, wharf, quay, or other landing-place; a misdemeanor. P. as below. Ibid. s. 39.

Penalty for offences called Misdemeanors.-For offences declared to be misdemeanors, or for which no special penalty is appointed, P. not exceeding 57. or imprisonment not exceeding two months in any gaol or house of correction; and in case of non-payment of a pecuniary penalty, commitment to gaol or house of correction for the like term, unless penalty sooner paid; half of every such pecuniary penalty to the receiver, half under the direction of the justice, to be paid and applied to the use of the informer alone, or distributed between such persons as have contributed to the conviction of the offender, as the justice shall think fit: and that when any articles are seized by virtue of this act, and the person in whose possession the same shall have been found shall be convicted of a misdemeanor, the justice before whom the conviction takes place, may cause the articles to be advertised in some public newspaper, to the end that persons having a right thereto, may claim and receive the same within thirty days, as directed by an act of the second year of his late majesty's reign, intituled, “An act to prevent the committing

of thefts and frauds by persons navigating bum-boats and other boats, upon the river Thames ;" and if no person shall prove his property and right to them within the said thirty days, the same to be sold for the best price that can be gotten, and, after deducting the charges, the residue of the produce thereof shall be paid to the receiver. Ibid. s. 40.

Offences made misdemeanors under the 2 G. 3. c. 28. to be punished at the discretion of the convicting justices. Ibid. s. 42.

Offences how to be tried.-Offences declared a misdemeanor, or for which any pecuniary penalty is appointed, with or without imprisonment, the matter of such complaint, if the offence committed, or the offender apprehended within the jurisdiction of the city of London, may be heard and determined by the lord mayor, recorder, or one of the aldermen of the said city, and not elsewhere; but if the offence shall have been committed, or the offender apprehended elsewhere, such complaint may be heard and determined either by one of the justices of the Thames police-office, or by any other justice within whose jurisdiction the offence shall have been committed, or the offender apprehended. Ibid. s. 41.

Forfeited Boats.-Boats, with tackle and appurtenances, adjudged to be forfeited, may either be burnt and destroyed, or restored to the owners, or publicly sold, and the produce of the sale to be applied in like manner as other forfeitures under this act. Ibid. s. 43.

Disputes respecting wages for labour on the river.-All differences, complaints, and disputes between bargemen, lightermen, watermen, ballastmen (except Trinity ballastmen), coalwhippers, coal-porters, sailors, lumpers, riggers, shipwrights, caulkers, or other labourers, who work for hire on the said river, or the docks, creeks, wharfs, quays, or places adjacent, and the owners, masters, or commanders of vessels, or their agents, or the owners, wharfingers, or occupiers of wharfs or quays, or their agents, or other employers, respecting wages,

or money due to such labourers for work, whether the same persons be employed for any certain time, or in any other manner, may be heard and determined by the justices of the Thames police-office, or any one of them, or any other justice; and such justice may summon the master, &c. and the master, &c. refusing or neglecting to attend the summons, the justice may issue his warrant to bring such person summoned before him, to answer the complaint, and to examine upon oath such bargemen, &c. (other than Trinity ballastmen), coal-whipper, coal-porter, sailor, lumper, rigger, shipwright, caulker, or other labourer, or other witnesses, touching the complaint, and to make such order for payment of wages as the justice shall think reasonable; provided that the sum ordered does not exceed 57. besides costs. Refusing to pay the sum ordered in twenty-four hours after determination, R. distress and sale, and if no sufficient distress, commitment to prison for not exceeding one month, unless the sum ordered is sooner paid. Ibid. s. 44.

Not to extend to authorize or empower any justice, except the lord mayor, aldermen, and recorder of the city of London for the time being, or some one of them, to hear and determine any such differences, complaints, or disputes, as shall or may arise for or in respect of any employment or works done within the said city of London, or the suburbs and liberties thereof, or on board of any ship, hoy, barge, lighter, boat, or other vessel, lying or being on the north side of the river, between the Tower of London and the western extremity of the Temple, adjoining Essex-street, in the county of Middlesex. Ibid. s. 45.

Exceptions from the operation of this act :-The rights of the city of London, the dean and high-steward of Westminster, and the Trinity-house. Ibid. s. 46. 47. 48.

A summons (after 20th May, 1825,) issued by a justice of the peace of the counties of Middlesex and Surrey respectively, requiring any person residing within the limits and

parishes aforesaid, to appear at any place out of such parishes, &c. to answer any information or complaint relating to any matter arising within them, &c. is void. 6 G. 4. c. 21. s. 6.


No porter in London, Westminster, Southwark, and places adjacent, shall take for any parcel not exceeding half a hundred weight, more than 3d. for any distance not exceeding a quarter of a mile; not exceeding half a mile 4d. one mile 6d. one mile and a half 8d. and two miles 10d.; and so on, adding 3d. for every additional half mile. 39 G. 3. c. 58. (local), s. 1. P. from 5s. to 201. Ibid. s. 2.

Tickets to be made out by warehousekeeper, innkeeper, &c. P. 5s. to 40s. Porter not delivering such ticket with the parcel, P. 40s.; overcharging, P. 20s. Ibid. s. 3.

Parcels brought by coaches to be delivered within six hours; parcels brought by waggons within twenty-four hours. P. from 10s. to 20s. Ibid. s. 4. 5.

Parcels to be left till called for, to be delivered on payment of carriage and 2d. for warehouse-room; and if not called for within a week, 1d. more to be added. P. as above. Ibid. s. 6. 7.

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Parcels not directed to be left till called for, demanded by a person duly authorized, shall be delivered in like manner under the same penalties. Ibid. s. 8.

Misbehaviour of porters, P. from 5s. to 20s. R. J. 1. Ibid. s. 9.

Rates of porterage, with costs, R. J. 1. by distress. Ibid.

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All penalties, R. J. 1. W. 1. Witnesses, as well as the parties, may be summoned; and on proof of service of such summons, the justice may proceed to hear and determine;

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