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of any Dividends or Dividend exceeding Twenty Pounds in the vhole, until Three Calendar Months after Application shall have jeen made for the same, nor until such Notice shall have been given thereof as the said Governor and Company are herein-after Authorized to require; and it shall be lawful for the said Governor nd Company to require the Person or Persons making such Application to give such public Notice by Advertisements in One r more Newspapers circulating in London and elsewhere, as the aid Governor and Company shall think fit; and every such Notice hall state the Name, Description, and Addition of the Person in hose Name the unclaimed Stock or Dividends stood when transerred to the said Commissioners, and the Amount thereof, and he Name of the Claimant, and the Time at which such Re-transfer Payment will be made if no other Claimant shall sooner appear nd make out his Claim; and when and so often as any such tock shall be directed to be transferred, or such Dividends to be aid, by any Order of the High Court of Chancery, such Notice hall also state the Purport or Effect of such Order.
III. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any Persons Application to Person, at any Time before the actual Re-transfer of any such rescind Order apital Stock or Annuities, or before Payment of any such Divi- for Transfer, ends to any such Claimant as aforesaid, to apply to the Court of Chancery by Motion or Petition to rescind, alter, or vary any Order made for such Transfer or Payment.
for the Reduc
3 IV. And whereas, under and in pursuance of an Act passed in The Sum of the Thirty-third Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King 3,663l. 138. 8d. George the Third, intituled An Act for placing the Stock called arisen from unEast India Annuities under the Management of the Governor dends on East and Company of the Bank of England, and ingrafting the same India Annuities on the Three Pounds per Centum Reduced Annuities, in redemp- to be paid to tion of a Debt of Four millions two hundred thousand Pounds Commissioners owing by the Public to the East India Company; and for tion of the enabling the said Company to raise a Sum of Money by a further National Debt. Increase of their Capital Stock, to be applied in discharge of certain Debts of the said Company, certain Annuities payable out of the public Revenue, and theretofore granted to the East India Company, and then held partly by the said East India Company, and partly by various Persons to whom the lastnamed Company had assigned the same, were converted into Three Pounds per Centum Reduced Annuities, transferrable at the Bank of England, and the Dividends then remaining unclaimed in respect of such East India Annuities were paid over to the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England: And whereas the said Governor and Company have now in their Hands the Sum of Three thousand six hundred and sixty-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence, Part of such last-mentioned unclaimed Dividends, which have continued unclaimed for upwards of Forty Years; be it enacted, That the said Governor and Company shall forthwith after the passing of this Act pay the said Sum of Three thousand six hundred and sixty-three Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Eight-pence to the Account of the said Commissioners for Reduction of the National Debt; and the same shall thenceforth be and remain subject to the Claims and Demands of the Proprietors of the Stock in respect
Lords of the
Treasury may authorize Inquiries into the Circumstances of unclaimed
whereof the said Dividends accrued, in such and the same Manner as if the same had been paid over under the Provisions of the said recited Act of the Fifty-sixth Year of King George the Third; and the said Governor and Company shall be indemnified from all Claims and Demands in respect thereof.
V. And be it enacted, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury for the Time being, from Time to Time, and at any Time, to authorize and empower the said Governor and Company of the Bank of England to inquire into and investigate Stocks and Di- the Circumstances of any Stocks, Funds, Annuities, or Dividends remaining unclaimed for the Time being, with a view to ascertain the Owners thereof, and to allow to the said Governor and Company such Compensation as to the said Lord High Treasurer, or the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, shall seem just. for their Trouble and Expences to be incurred in and about such Inquiries and Investigation, and also from Time to Time to allow to the said Governor and Company a reasonable Compensation for all Costs and Expences to be incurred by them in and about the Notices and Advertisements hereby directed, and other the Services required or authorized by this Act, which Compensation may be deducted rateably from the Stocks and Dividends to be from Time to Time re-transferred or paid, and with reference to which such Trouble, Costs, and Expences shall have been incurred, and such Services performed respectively, or the same may be paid by the said Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt out of the Stocks and Dividends to be received by them under and by virtue of the said first-recited Act or this Act, and which shall not be claimed.
Interpretation of Act.
VI. And be it enacted, That the Word "Stocks" in this Act shall extend to any Stocks, Funds, or Annuities which now are or at any Time hereafter shall be transferrable at the Bank of England; and that, except where the Sense or Context is repugnant to such Construction, the Plural Number in this Act shall be construed to include the Singular, and the Masculine Gender to include the Feminine.
VII. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or repealed by any Act to be passed in this present Session of Parlia
CA P. LXIII.
An Act to facilitate the Completion of a Geological Survey
the Board of Ordnance, of Surveys having no direct Connexion ' with each other has in some Instances been productive of 'Inconvenience, and it has been deemed expedient to withdraw the Geological Survey of the United Kingdom from the Conduct ' of the Master General and Board of Ordnance, and to place the 'same under the Direction and Superintendence of the First Commissioner for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, * Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, subject never'theless to the Control of the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners for the Time being of Her Majesty's Treasury: And whereas it is essential to the Prosecution of such Geological 'Survey that the First Commissioner for the Time being of Her 'Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings 'should have as ample Powers for making and completing the same as the Master General and Board of Ordnance possess 'for making and completing Surveys in charge of the said last' mentioned Board: 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, Power to enter for the Purpose of making and completing a Geological Survey of Surface, and the United Kingdom, or any Part thereof, it shall be lawful for affix Marks. any Surveyor or other Person appointed by or acting under the Orders of the First Commissioner for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, and for any Person assisting or employed by any Surveyor or other Person so appointed or acting under such Orders as aforesaid, and they are hereby respectively authorized and empowered, from Time to Time, after Notice in Writing of the Intention of entering shall have been given to the Owner or Occupier, as the Case may be, to enter into and upon the Land of any Owner or Person whomsoever, for the Purpose of making and carrying on any Geological Survey authorized by the First Commissioner for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, and to break up the Surface of any Part of such Land for the Purpose of ascertaining the Rocks, Štrata, or Minerals within or under the same, and to take and carry away Specimens of the Rocks, Strata, or Minerals found therein, and to fix any Post, Stone, Mark, or Object to be used in the Survey in any such Land (except as herein-after mentioned), and to dig up any Ground of the Purpose of fixing any such Post, Stone, or Mark, and also to enter into or upon any Land through which any such Surveyor or other Person so appointed or acting or employed as aforesaid shall find it necessary to pass for the Purposes of such Survey, at any reasonable Time in the Day, until the Survey shall be completed: Provided always, that it shall not be lawful for any such Surveyor or other Person appointed or acting or employed as aforesaid to fix any Object, Post, Stone, or Mark within any walled Garden, Orchard, or Pleasure Ground, without the Consent of the Owner or Occupier thereof: Provided also, that such Surveyor or other Persons so appointed or Damage. employed as aforesaid shall do as little Damage as may be in the Execution of the several Powers to them granted by this Act, and shall make Satisfaction to the Owner or Occupier, as the
be made for
Penalty on obstructing Survey or removing Marks.
Damages how to be paid.
Case may require, of such Land, or the Owner of any Trees which shall be in any way injured, for all Damages to be sustained in the Execution of any of the Powers of this Act, in case the same shall be demanded; and in case of Dispute between the said Surveyor or other Persons appointed or employed as aforesaid, on the one hand, and the Owner or Occupier, as the Case may be, on the other hand, as to the Amount of Damage sustained, the same shall be ascertained and determined by any Two or more Justices of the Peace, in Petty Sessions assembled, of the County in which the Lands or Trees may be situate.
II. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall resist or wilfully obstruct or hinder any Surveyor or other Person employed or assisting in the Execution of any Survey under the Provisions of this Act, or shall take away or displace, or wilfully deface or destroy, any Stone, Post, Mark, or Object which shall be set up and placed for the Purposes of any such Survey, every Person so offending shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay any Sum not exceeding Ten Pounds, in the Discretion of the Justices before whom such Offender shall be convicted.
III. And be it enacted, That all Damages awarded or agreed to be paid to any Owner or Occupier of Land, or Owner of Trees, for any Injury sustained under the Provisions of this Act, shall be paid out of any Aids granted by Parliament for making or completing a Geological Survey of the United Kingdom.
IV. And be it enacted, That all Penalties and Forfeitures inflicted or imposed by this Act may be recovered in a summary Way by the Order and Adjudication of any Two Justices of the Peace for the County or Place in which such Penalty shall be incurred, on Complaint to them for that Purpose exhibited, and shall afterwards be levied, as well as the Costs of Proceedings for the Recovery thereof, in case of Nonpayment, by Distress, Poinding, or other legal Process, and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Offender or Person liable to pay the same, by Warrant of such Justices; and such Justices are hereby authe rized and empowered to summon before them any Witness, and to examine such Witness upon Oath or Affirmation of and concern. ing all Offences, Penalties, and Forfeitures under this Act, and to hear and determine the same; and the Overplus (if any) of the Money so levied or recovered, after discharging the Fine, Penalty, or Forfeiture for which such Warrant or other legal Process shall be issued, and the Costs and Expences of recovering and levying the same, shall be returned, upon Demand, to the Owner of the Goods or Chattels so seized or distrained; and in case such Penalties or Forfeitures shall not be forthwith paid upon Convietion, then it shall be lawful for such Justices to order the Offender so convicted to be detained and kept in safe Custody until Return can be conveniently made to such Warrant of Distress, or Poinding, or other legal Process, unless the Offender shall give Security, to the Satisfaction of such Justices, for his Appearance before such Justices on such Day as shall be appointed for the Return of such Warrant of Distress, or Poinding, or other legal Process, such Day not being more than Seven Days from the Time of taking any such Security, and which Security the said Justices are hereby empowered to take, by way of Recognizance,
Caution, or otherwise; but if upon Return of such Warrant it shall appear that no sufficient Distress can be had thereupon, then it shall be lawful for such Justices and they are hereby authorized and required, by Warrant under their Hands and Seals, to cause such Offender to be committed to the Gaol of such County or Place, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for any Time - not exceeding Two Calendar Months, unless such Penalties or Forfeitures respectively, and all reasonable Charges, shall be sooner paid and satisfied; and such Penalties and Forfeitures, when so levied, shall be paid and applied to the Use of any Infirmary or charitable Institution in the County in which such Offence shall be committed, in such Manner as such Justices respectively shall direct and appoint.
V. And be it enacted, That if any Person shall be sued or Plea of General prosecuted for any thing done or executed in pursuance of this Issue. Act, or of any Clause, Matter, or Thing therein contained, such
Person may plead the General Issue, and give the special Matter
in Evidence for his Defence.
VI. And be it enacted, That in construing this Act the Word Interpretation "County" shall be taken to include Hundred, City, Borough, of Act. Town, Townland, Parish, Burghs, Royal Parliamentary Burghs, Burghs of Regality and Barony, extra-parochial and other Places, Districts, and Divisions, by whatsoever Denomination the same respectively shall be known or called; the Word "Justices" shall include all Persons acting in the Commission of the Peace for any County so interpreted as aforesaid, Sheriffs or Stewards of Counties or Stewartries in Scotland, and the Sheriff and Court of Deemsters of the Isle of Man; the Word "Owner" shall include all Bodies Politic, Corporate, or Collegiate, and all Persons entitled to any Estate or Interest in possession; and the Word "Land" shall extend to Lands, Grounds, Hereditaments, and Heritages, of any Tenure or Description; and every Word importing the Singular Number shall, when necessary to give full Effect to the Enactments herein contained, be deemed to extend and be applied to several Persons. or Things as well as one Person or Thing; and any Words importing the Plural Number only shall include the Singular Number; and every Word importing the Masculine Gender shall, when necessary, extend and be applied to a Female
as well as a Male.
VII. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or Alteration of repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament.
CA P. LXIV.
An Act to amend certain Regulations respecting the Retail
the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to amend an Act passed in the Third and 6&7W.4.c.38. Fourth Years of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act to amend the Laws relating to Excise Licences, and to the Sale of Wine, Spirits, Beer, and Cider, by Retail, in 'Ireland,' it is enacted, "that from and after the passing of this Act no Person in Ireland who shall be duly licensed under any