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1809.

c. 126.

"him, at least, that the East-India Company did right in en"deavouring to sift the transaction to the bottom, and if "possible to trace it to the fountain head; and they seem to "have acted with an equal hand in that respect, having no "regard either to high or low, for if criminality had attached "to any one of their own body, they were desirous that it "should meet the public eye and be subjected to reprobation.'

LAW.

(1) Be it therefore declared and enacted by the King's most 49 Geo. 3, 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 from and after the passing of this act, the said act,* and all the provisions therein contained, shall extend and be construed to extend to Scotland and Ireland, and to all offices in the gift of the crown, or of any office appointed by the crown, and all commissions, civil, naval, or military, and to all places and employments, and to all deputations to any such offices, commissions, places, or employments in the respective departments or offices, or under the appointment or superintendence and control of the Lord High Treasurer or Commissioners of the Treasury, the Secretary of State, the Lords Commissioners for executing the office of Lord High Admiral, the Master-General and principal officers of his Majesty's Ordnance, the Commander-in-chief, the Secretary at War, the Paymaster-general of his Majesty's Forces, the Commissioners for the affairs of India, the Commissioners of the Excise, the Treasurer of the Navy, the Commissioners of the Navy, the Commissioners for Victualling, the Commissioners of Transports, the Commissarygeneral, the Storekeeper-general, and also the principal officers of any other public department or office of his Majesty's government in any part of the United Kingdom, or in any of his Majesty's dominions, colonies, or plantations, which now belong or may hereafter belong to his Majesty, and also to all offices, commissions, places, and employments belonging to or under the appointment or control of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East-Indies, in as full and ample a manner as if the provisions of the said act were repeated as to all such offices, commissions, places, and employments, and made part of this act; and the said act, and this act, and all the clauses and provisions therein respectively contained, shall be construed as one act, as if the same had been herein repeated and re-enacted.

(2) When rights of appointment forfeited to go to his Majesty.

* Provisions of 5th and 6th Edward VI. cap. 16.

(3)

(3) Persons buying or selling offices, or receiving or paying monies or rewards for offices, guilty of a misdemeanor.

(4) Persons receiving or paying money for soliciting offices, and any negociations or pretended negociations relating thereto, guilty of a misdemeanour.

(5) Persons opening or advertising houses for transacting business relating to the sale of offices, guilty of a misdemeanor.

(6) Inflicting a penalty on persons advertising or publishing the names of brokers or agents.

(7) Act not to extend to purchase or sale of commissions in the army under regulations.

(8) Officers in the army giving more than the regulated prices, or paying agents for negociating, to forfeit their commissions and be cashiered. Their commissions to be sold, and half the produce to go to the informer.

1809.

49 Geo. 3,

c. 126.

PRIZE MONEY.

1828. 15 July, 9 Geo. 4, cap. 50.

ON the 10th June 1828 Mr. Astell, chairman of the EastIndia Company, obtained leave to bring in a bill for the appropriation of certain unclaimed shares of prize money acquired by soldiers or seamen in the service of the Company, since the passing of the act in June 1821. All sums of money. so paid over belonging to soldiers are to be applied to Lord Clive's Fund; those belonging to seamen to Poplar Hospital; subject, nevertheless, to be refunded without interest to any person or persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their claim or claims to the satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the East-India Company, or of the Governor and Council of the settlement wherein the same shall have been paid over to the Company. The bill was passed into a law on the 15th July.

LAW.

Prize Money belonging to Soldiers to be paid over to the East-India
Company.-Application.

(1) Whereas by the act of 1st and 2d Geo. IV. сар. 61, provisions are made for regulating the appropriation of all such unclaimed prizemoney, belonging to soldiers or seamen in the service of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East-Indies, as had accrued at the time of the passing of the said act, and as was then remaining in the hands of any prize agent or agents, or any other person or persons whomsoever: and whereas it is expedient that provision should be made for regulating the appropriation of all sums of money belonging to officers and soldiers employed in the service of the said United Company, and of all sums of money belonging to commanders, officers, and crews of ships hired by or belonging to the said United Company, which, since the passing of the said act, have come into the hands of any prize agent or agents, or any other person or persons whomsoever, or which, since the passing of the said act, have severally arisen from or have become distributable, or shall hereafter arise from or become distributable, in

respect

respect of any capture made, or other warlike service already performed, and which shall hereafter come to the hands of prize agents and other persons; and that all unclaimed shares of such prize money should be appropriated as hereinafter is provided; be it therefore enacted by the King'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 all and every shares and share of booty, prize money, head money, bounty money, and salvage money, and of money arisen or to arise from or distributable, or hereafter to become distributable, in respect of any capture made, or other warlike service whatsoever already performed, belonging or to belong to officers or soldiers, or to any officer or soldier in or having been in the service of the said Company, in whatever service the same may have accrued, which, since the passing of the said recited act, has come into and is now remaining in the hands or shall hereafter come into the hands of any prize agent or agents, or any other person or persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Company in London, or at any of their settlements abroad, according to the residence of the party or parties paying the same, or as the Court of Directors of the said United Company shall direct; and all sums of money, when so paid over, shall be applied to the fund established by the Right Honourable Robert late Lord Clive, for the relief of persons and the widows of persons in the military service of the said United Company, commonly called Lord Clive's Fund," for the purpose and objects of the said fund, according to the rules and regulations for the time being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without interest, to any person or persons entitled to the same, and establishing his, her, or their claim or claims thereto to the satisfaction of the Court of Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of the settlement where the same shall have been paid over to the said Company.

Prize money

belonging to sea

men to be paid over to the EastIndia Company. -Application.

(2) And be it further enacted, that all and every
shares and share of booty, prize money, head
bounty money, and salvage money,

money, and of money

arisen or to arise from, or distributable, or hereafter to become distributable, in respect of any capture made,' or other warlike service whatsoever already performed, belonging or to belong to commanders, officers, sailors, or other persons, or to any commander, officer, sailor, or other person, serving or who may have served on board of any ship or vessel in the service of the said Company, whether hired or belonging to the said Company, in whatsoever service the same may have accrued, which, since the passing of the said recited act, has come into, and is now remaining in the hands, or shall hereafter come into the hands of any prize agent or agents, or any other person or persons whomsoever, shall be paid over to the said United Company, in London, or at any of

1828.

15 July,

9 Geo. 4,

cap. 50.

1828. 15 July,

9. Geo. 4, cap. 50.

their settlements abroad, according to the residence of the party
or parties paying the same, or as the Court of Directors of the said
United Company shall direct; and all sums of money, when so paid
over, shall be applied to the hospital fund established for the relief
of persons and widows of persons belonging to ships and vessels
in the service of the said United Company, commonly called
"Poplar Hospital," for the purposes and objects of the said last-
mentioned fund, according to the rules and regulations for the time
being thereof; subject nevertheless to be refunded, without interest,
to any person or persons entitled to the same, and establishing his,
her, or their claim or claims thereto to the satisfaction of the Court of
Directors of the said Company, or of the Governor and Council of
the settlement where the same shall have been paid over to, the said
Company.

Company have no right to Prize Money of any Soldier or Sailor in his
Majesty's Forces or Ships.

(3) Provided always, and be it further enacted, that nothing in this act contained shall extend or be construed to extend to give to the said United Company, or any person or persons on the behalf of the said Company, any right, title, or interest in or to any booty, prize money, head money, bounty money, salvage money, or to any forfeited or unclaimed share or shares thereof, which now is or are or hereafter shall be due or payable to any officer, soldier, sailor, or other person, on account of services in his Majesty's army, royal artillery, black, provincial, or other troops in the pay of his Majesty, or on board of any of his Majesty's ships or vessels, or in any other service, to the forfeited and unclaimed shares of which the Royal Hospital for seamen at Greenwich, or the Royal Hospital for soldiers at Chelsea, the respective treasurers thereof, are entitled or shall become, entitled by the laws now in force, nor to give any powers or authorities to the said United Company over such last-mentioned booty, prize money, head money, bounty money, or salvage money, or in respect thereof.

Times within

are to be made.

(4) Provided also, and be it further enacted, that all money now remaining in the hands of any prize agent which payments or agents, or any other person or persons whomsoever, and which is hereby directed to be paid over to the said United Company, and which shall be to be paid over in London, shall be paid within six calendar months next after the passing of this act; and all such money which shall be to be paid over at any of the settlements abroad of the said United Company, shall be paid within six calendar months next after the Governments of the said settlements respectively shall have caused the provisions of this act in that respect to be notified in the way in which general orders for the army are usually published at the said settlements respectively; and that all money which shall hereafter come into the hands of any prize agent or

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