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COLLECTION

OF THE

PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES

PASSED IN

THE FIFTH AND SIXTH YEAR

OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY

QUEEN VICTORIA,

1842.

MONDROIT

LONDON:

PRINTED BY GEORGE E. EYRE AND ANDREW SPOTTISWOODE,

PRINTERS TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY

And published in Numbers, Price 2d. each,

BY JOHN RICHARDS & Co., LAW BOOK SELLERS AND

194, Fleet Street.

1842.

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TABLE

OF

The PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES passed in the SECOND Session of the FOURTEENTH Рarliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

5 & 6 VICTORIA.

I. AN N Act better to provide for the Application to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-one of the Sums granted in the Two last Sessions of Parliament.

page 1 II. An Act to enable His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales to make Leases and Grants of Land and Hereditaments, Parcel of His said Royal Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for the other Purposes therein mentioned.

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III. An Act to confirm an Act of the Legislature of Van Diemen's Land, for authorizing the Levy of certain Duties of Customs and on Spirits.

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IV. An Act to provide for the Increase of the Number of Bishoprics and Archdeaconries in the West Indies, and to amend the several Acts relating thereto.

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V. An Act to continue to the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and forty-three the Act to amend the Laws relating to Loan Societies.

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VI. Án Act to amend an Act of Her present Majesty for vacating any Presentment for rebuilding the Gaol of Newgate in Dublin, and any Contract between the Commissioners for rebuilding the said Gaol and the Contractor. 10

VII. An Act to explain the Acts for the better Regulation of certain Apprentices.

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VIII. An Act to apply the Sum of Eight Millions out of the Consolidated Fund to the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-two.

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IX. An Act to authorize the Advance of Money out of the Consolidated Fund to a limited Amount for carrying on Public Works and Fisheries, and Employment of the Poor; and to amend the Acts authorizing the Issue of Exchequer Bills for the like Purposes.

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X. An Act to indemnify such Persons in the United Kingdom as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to extend the Time limited for those Purposes respectively until the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand and eight hundred forty-three; and for the Relief of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors in certain Cases.

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XI. An Act for appointing Commissioners to inquire as to the Issue, Receipt, Circulation, and Possession of certain forged Exchequer Bills.

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XII. An Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the
better Payment of the Army and their Quarters.
XIII. An Act for the Regulation of Her Majesty's Royal
Marine Forces while on Shore.

96

XIV. An Act to amend the Laws for the Importation of Corn. 138

XV. An Act to impose an additional Duty on Spirits, and to repeal the Allowance on Spirits made from Malt only, in Ireland.

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XVI. An Act to continue, until the End of the Session of Parliament next after the Thirty-first Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-four, certain of the Allowances of the Duty of Excise on Soap used in Manufactures. XVII. An Act for preventing, until the First Day of May One thousand eight hundred and forty-five, Ships clearing out from any Port in British North America, or in the Settlement of Honduras, from loading any Part of their Cargo of Timber upon Deck.

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XVIII. An Act to explain and amend the Acts regulating the Sale of Parish Property; and to make further Provision for the Discharge of Debts, Liabilities, and Engagements incurred by or on behalf of Parishes.

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XIX. An Act to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to form a new Opening from the Knightsbridge Road into Hyde Park, and a new Opening from High Street, Kensington, into an intended new Road across the Palace Green; and for annexing a Piece of Extra-parochial Ground in the Royal Garden to the respective Parishes of Saint Mary Abbots Kensington and Saint Mary Paddington in several Portions.

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XX. An Act to extend an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her present Majesty, for enabling Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods to purchase certain Lands for Victoria Park,

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XXI. An Act for raising the Sum of Nine millions one hun...dred thousand Pounds by Exchequer Bills, for the Service of the Year One thousand eight hundred and forty-two. 242 XXII. An Act for consolidating the Queen's Bench, Fleet, and Marshalsea Prisons, and for regulating the Queen's Prison.

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XXIII. An Act to continue until the Thirty-first Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-three, and to the End of the then Session of Parliament, the several Acts for -regulating Turnpike Roads in Ireland.

XXIV. An Act for improving the Dublin Police.

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XXV. An Act to repeal the present and impose and allow new countervailing Duties and Drawbacks of Excise on Mixtures and Preparations made with Spirits, when removed from or into England, Scotland, or Ireland respectively; and to suspend for a limited Time so much of an Act of the present Session as repeals the Allowance on Spirits made from Malt only in Ireland.

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XXVI. An Act to alter and amend the Law relating to Ecclesiastical Houses of Residence. 288

XXVII. An Act for better enabling Incumbents of Ecclesiastical Benefices to demise the Lands belonging to their Benefices on Farming Leases.

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XXVIII. An Act to assimilate the Law in Ireland, as to the Punishment of Death, to the Law in England; to abolish the Punishment of Death in certain Cases in Ireland, and to substitute other Punishments in lieu thereof.

XXIX. An Act for establishing a Prison at Pentonville.

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XXX. An Act to provide Regulations for preparing and using Roasted Malt in colouring Beer.

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XXXI. An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence before the Committee appointed by the House of Commons to inquire "whether corrupt Compromises have been entered into in the Cases of Election Petitions presented from Harwich, Nottingham, Lewes, Penryn, and Falmouth, Bridport, and Reading, for the Purpose of avoiding Investigation into gross Bribery alleged to have been practised at the Elections for the aforesaid Towns, and whether such Bribery has really taken place." 333

XXXII. An Act for better recording Fines and Recoveries in Wales and Cheshire. 334

XXXIII. An Act to amend and explain so much of Two Acts, of the Sixth and Seventh Years of His late Majesty, and of the First Year of Her present Majesty, as relates to the Execution of Civil Bill Decrees for the Possession of Land in Ireland.

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