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Interest on Instalments paid
on or before 10th Sept. 1847.
then next following, the further Sum of Twelve Pounds per Centum on or before the Third Day of September then next 'following, and the remaining Sum of Sixteen Pounds per Cen'tum on or before the Fifteenth Day of October then next following, on the Terms of the Subscribers receiving the 'Principal Sum of One hundred Pounds Consolidated Three 'per Centum Annuities for every Sum of Eighty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings contributed by them; and it would tend to promote the public Interest if the Contributors to the said Loan would pay up the Sums by them respectively agreed to be paid on the said Eleventh Day of June, or on any of the ' above-mentioned Days subsequent thereto, before the Periods 'so fixed as aforesaid for Payment thereof, and it is desirable to offer them an Inducement to do so:' 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 all and every Contributor or Contributors Contributors to to the said Sum of Eight Millions, his, her, or their Executors, the Loan of Administrators, and Assigns, who shall at any Time hereafter, be allowed on or before the Tenth Day of September One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, make Payment of any Instalment in respect of the said Loan not actually due at the Time of such Payment, shall be allowed an Interest by way of Discount on the Sums paid by them respectively at and after the Rates herein-after mentioned, to be computed from the Days on which such Payments respectively shall be made to the Days on which such Instalments would be due in pursuance of any Contract entered into for the said Loan; (that is to say,) on such Payments as shall be made on or before the Eighteenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven an Interest at and after the Rate of Five Pounds per Centum per Annum, and on such Payments as shall be made after the Eighteenth Day of June One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, and on or before the Tenth Day of September One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, an Interest at and after the Rate of Four Pounds per Centum per Annum, and such Interest shall be allowed or paid by the Cashier or Cashiers of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England out of the Money to be contributed to the said Loan as soon as such respective Contributors, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall have made such Payments; and every such Contributor, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be entitled, on making every such Payment as aforesaid, to have the Amount of Three per Centum Consolidated Annuities to which he would be entitled in respect of any Instalments so paid in anticipation as aforesaid forthwith placed in the Books of the Bank of England to the Credit of such Contributor, his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns.
II. And be it enacted, That as to so much of the Three per Warrants to be Centum Consolidated Annuities as shall in respect of the said issued for Loan have been or shall be placed to the Credit of any Person Consols, to
3 per Cent.
or the Credit of
Parties on or before 2d July for Dividends due 5th July 1847.
this Act the
Period for En
or Persons in the Books of the Bank of England at any Time on or before the Second Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, the first half-yearly Dividend shall be paid on the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven to the Persons in whose Names the same shall be then standing in the Books of the Bank of England; and as to all the Three per Centum Consolidated Annuities which shall in respect of the said Loan be placed in the Name of any Person or Persons after the said Second Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven, it shall be lawful for the said Governor and Company to issue to the Persons in whose Names the same shall be placed, and at the Time when the same shall be so placed, Warrants payable on the Fifth Day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty-eight for the Amount on the Half Year's Dividend due in respect thereof up to the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and forty-seven.
An Act for limiting the Time of Service in the Army.
HEREAS it is expedient to amend the System of Enlistment now in use in Her Majesty's Land Forces:' Be it 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 After passing of by the Authority of the same, That after the passing of this Act no Person shall be enlisted to serve Her Majesty, or in the Forces of the East India Company, as a Soldier for a longer Term than Ten Years in the Infantry, or Twelve Years in the Cavalry, or Artillery, or other Ordnance Corps, to be reckoned from the Day on which the Recruit shall have been attested, if he shall have stated himself to be then of the Age of Eighteen Years, or if not, then from the Day on which he will complete the Age of Eighteen Years, to be reckoned according to the Age stated in his Attestation.
listment for a Soldier limited.
Repealing certain Ques
tions in Schedule to
10 & 11 Vict.
c. 12., and substituting those contained in
to this Act annexed.
Soldiers, at any
II. And be it enacted, That such of the Questions relative to Enlistment as are contained in the Schedule of an Act passed in the present Year of Her Majesty's Reign, intituled Ân Act for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters, as relates to the enlisting and attesting of Soldiers, shall be repealed; and that in all Cases of Enlistment to serve Her Majesty or the East India Company the Question directed to be put on the Attestation of Recruits, as to their Willingness to serve, shall be in the Form contained in Schedule (A.) hereto annexed.
III. And be it enacted, That any Soldier, at any Time during the last Six Months of the Term of limited Service for which he shall have first engaged, or after the Completion of such Completion of Term, may, if approved by his Commanding Officer or other
the last Six
Months, or on
competent Military Authority as a fit Person to continue in Term of limited Her Majesty's Service, or in the Service of the East India Service, may be re-engaged. Company, as a Soldier, be re-engaged to serve for the further Term of Eleven Years in the Infantry, and Twelve Years in the Cavalry or Artillery or other Ordnance Corps, upon making a Declaration in the Form given in the Schedule marked (B.) and annexed to this Act before any One of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in Great Britain or Ireland, or, if not in Great Britain or Ireland, before any Person duly appointed by Her Majesty, by any Warrant signed by the Secretary at War in that Behalf, to enlist and attest out of Great Britain and Ireland any Soldiers or Persons desirous of enlisting or re-enlisting into Her Majesty's Service.
Soldiers ordered on Foreign Service, within Three Years of Expiration of first Engagement, may be
IV. Provided also, and be it enacted, That any Soldier who shall be ordered on Foreign Service, and who is within Three Years of the Expiration of his first Engagement, shall be at liberty, with the Approbation of his Commanding Officer, to re-engage, before he embarks for such Foreign Service, for such Period as shall complete a total Service of Twenty-one Years in the Infantry or Twenty-four Years in the Cavalry or Artillery, a further Term. according to the Form given in Schedule (B.) and annexed to this Act.
V. Provided always, and be it enacted, That if either the first or second Term of limited Service for which any Soldier shall have so engaged shall expire while he is serving on any Foreign Station, the said first or second Term of limited Service may be prolonged for such further Time, not exceeding Two Years, as shall be directed by the Commanding Officer on such Foreign Station; and that any Soldier who shall give Notice to his Commanding Officer, after completing his second Term of limited Service, that he is desirous of continuing in Her Majesty's Service, or in the Service of the East India Company, and being approved by his Commanding Officer or other competent Military Authority, may be continued in such Service as a Soldier so long as he shall desire to be so continued, and until the Expiration of Three Calendar Months after he shall have given Notice to his Commanding Officer of his Wish to be discharged, and for that Purpose shall be considered in all respects, during such Time, as if his Term of Service were still unexpired.
If Terms of
limited Services expire while Soldiers are on any Foreign Station, they may be pro
longed for a further Time.
Terms of Ser
VI. Provided further, and be it enacted, That if at the Expi- If at the Exration of such first or second Term of limited Service, or of such piration of such Term of prolonged Service, any Soldier entitled to his Dis- vice Soldiers charge, being on any Foreign Station, shall not be willing to are unwilling re-engage or to continue in Her Majesty's Service, or in the to re-engage Service of the East India Company, the Commanding Officer shall be conthemselves, they of the Regiment in which he may be serving shall, as in the veyed home. Case of Soldiers invalided, take the usual Measures, with all convenient Despatch, for the Conveyance of such Soldier to England, and on the Arrival of such Soldier in England he shall be finally discharged: Provided always, that during such Time as may elapse between the Expiration of such Terms of Service
desire to remain in the Colony,
Governor, &c. may permit
them so to do.
If Term of
he shall be
deemed to be in the Service
10 & 11 VICT Service as aforesaid and his final Discharge in England such Soldier shall remain subject to all the Provisions of any Act which may be then in force for punishing Mutiny and Desertion, as fully as he may have been subject thereto before the Expiration of such Terms of Service: Provided also, that if at the Expiration of any such first or second Term of limited Service, or of such Term of prolonged Service, any Soldier being in any of Her Majesty's Colonies shall claim his Discharge, and shall signify to the Governor of such Colony, through the Commanding Officer of the Regiment in which he may be serving, his Desire to remain in such Colony, it shall be lawful for such Governor, if he shall think fit, with the Consent of such Commanding Officer, to permit such Soldier to remain therein, and thereupon such Soldier shall be finally discharged, and shall not be entitled to claim to be conveyed to England at the public Charge at any future Period.
VII. And be it enacted, That if the Term for which any Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall have been enlisted after any Offence or re-engaged, or for which his Term of Service may have been committed, &c., prolonged as aforesaid, shall expire after any Offence committed by him, and before he has been tried or punished for the same, such Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall, notwithstanding the Expiration of his Term of Service, be deemed and taken to be still in Her Majesty's Service, or in the Service of the East India Company, as the Case may be, for the Purpose of undergoing his Trial and Punishment, but for no other Purpose: Provided always, that no Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall be so tried after the Expiration of his Service, except by a General or District or Garrison Court-martial.
till after Trial, &c. for the same.
If Soldiers are absent from
Duty by reason of Imprisonment, &c., such
Portion of Time not to be reckoned as
VIII. And be it enacted, That if any Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall have been absent from his Duty during any Portion of the Time limited by his Enlistment or Reengagement, or Prolongation of Service by reason of his Imprisonment, whether under Sentence of a Court-martial or of any other Court duly authorized to pass such Sentence, or Part of limited by reason of his Confinement for Debt, or by reason of his Desertion, such Portion of his Time shall not be reckoned as a Part of the limited Service for which such Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier was enlisted or re-engaged, or for which his Term of Service may have been prolonged as aforesaid; and if any Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall have been absent from his Duty during any Portion of the Time limited by his Enlistment or Re-engagement or Prolongation of Service by reason of his having been made a Prisoner of War, the Circumstances under which he was so made a Prisoner shall, on his rejoining Her Majesty's Service, or the Service of the East India Company, be subjected to Inquiry by a Court-martial, and if it shall appear to the Satisfaction of the Court that he was taken Prisoner through his own wilful Neglect of his Duty, or that he has or has not returned to his Duty so soon as he could and ought to have returned, the Court may by its Sentence direct that all or any Part of the Time during which such
Non-commissioned Officer or Soldier shall have been so absent may be deducted from his Term of Service.
IX. And be it enacted, That this Act may be amended or Act may be repealed by any Act to be passed in this Session of Parliament. amended, &c.
SCHEDULES to which the foregoing Act refers.
QUESTIONS to be put by the JUSTICE to a RECRUIT on
1. What is your Name?
2. In what Parish, and in or near what Town, and in what County, were you born?
3. What is your Age?
4. What is your Trade or Calling?
5. Are you an Apprentice?
6. Are you married?
7. Are you ruptured or lame; have you ever been subject to Fits; or have you any Disability or Disorder which impedes the free Use of your Limbs, or unfits you for ordinary Labour?
8. Are you willing to be attested to serve in the
9. At what Place, on what Day, at what Hour of the Day,
10. For what Bounty did you enlist?
11. Have you any Objection to make to the Manner of your Enlistment?
12. Do you now belong to the Militia?
13. Do you belong to any other Regiment, or to the Marines, Ordnance, or Navy, or to the Forces of the East India Company?
14. Have you ever served in the Army, Marines, Ordnance, or Navy, or in the Forces of the East India Company? 15. Have you ever been rejected as unfit for Her Majesty's Service, or for the Service of the East India Company, upon any prior Enlistment?
Note. The Justice is directed, in putting the Twelfth Question to the Recruit, and before he receives his Answer, distinctly to apprize the Recruit that if he belongs to the Militia, and denies the Fact, he is liable to Six Months Imprisonment. Enlisting