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“ 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 6 should meet the public eye and be subjected to reprobation.”
L AW. 1809. (1) Be it therefore declared and enacted by the King's most 49 Geor, excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords
spiritual and temporal and Commons in this present parliament assem-
(3) * Provisions of 5th and 6th Edward VI. cap. 16.
(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.
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 182). 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.
1828. 15 July, 9 Geo. 4,
and 2d Geo. IV. cap. 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 of any capture 'made, or other warlike service already per
(2) And be it further enacted, that all and every
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
their settlements abroad, according to the residence of the party
Majesty's Forces or Ships.
Times within money now remaining in the hands of any prize agent which payments
are to be made. 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